Patents by Inventor Mahmoud Watfa

Mahmoud Watfa has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10897728
    Abstract: A network may implement a method to support a mobility of a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU). The network or network functions may identify the WTRU that is associated with one or more capabilities and one or more mobility properties. The network or network functions may determine subscription information and network policy information for the WTRU. The network or network functions may select a mobility pattern for the WTRU based on the one or more capabilities and the one or more mobility properties associated with the WTRU, the subscription information, and the network policy information. The mobility pattern may be associated with a mobility parameter and a value corresponding to the mobility parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: IDAC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Guanzhou Wang, Mahmoud Watfa, Saad Ahmad, Ulises Olvera-Hernandez
  • Publication number: 20200404734
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for protocol data unit (PDU) session management over different access technologies (ATs) are disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may receive a first message from a network over a first access technology. The first message may include an indication for the WTRU to reestablish resources for one or more protocol data unit (PDU) sessions over a second access technology. The WTRU may determine that a PDU session of the one or more PDU sessions is locally deactivated by the WTRU. The WTRU may determine that it is in a limited service state associated with the second access technology. The WTRU may send a second message via the first access technology. The second message may include a PDU session status information element (IE) indicating the PDU session is locally deactivated such that the network releases the PDU session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: IDAC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Mahmoud Watfa, Behrouz Aghili, Saad Ahmad, Xiaoyan Shi, Ulises Olvera-Hernandez
  • Publication number: 20200404472
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for priority handling for ProSe Communications. A relay wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may act as a relay between the network and the remote WTRU. The relay WTRU may receive a temporary mobile group identity (TMGI) request message from a remote WTRU. The TMGI request message may include a TMGI, a ProSe per packet priority level associated with the TMGI, etc. The relay WTRU may receive an evolved multimedia broadcast multicast service (eMBMS) data packet from a network. The eMBMS may be associated with the TMGI. The relay WTRU may apply the received ProSe per packet priority level associated with the TMGI to the received eMBMS data packet. The relay WTRU may relay the eMBMS data packet to the remote WTRU based on the ProSe per packet priority level. The relay WTRU may forward the eMBMS data packet to the remote WTRU via a PC5 interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Mahmoud Watfa, Guanzhou Wang, Saad Ahmad, Amir Helmy, Ulises Olvera-Hernandez
  • Publication number: 20200396648
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for handling slice information for a roaming user equipment (UE). In some cases, the UE may send, to a network entity, a request with an information element (IE) indicating one or more protocol data unit (PDU) sessions to be transferred from a source network to a target network. After receiving, from the network entity, a response with an IE identifying one or more of the PDU sessions allowed to be transferred to the target network and indicating slice information applicable in the target network for the one or more PDU sessions allowed to be transferred, the UE may update slice information for each of the PDU sessions allowed to be transferred based on the IE in the response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Mahmoud WATFA, Lenaig Genevieve CHAPONNIERE, Stefano FACCIN, Hong CHENG, Miguel GRIOT
  • Publication number: 20200389827
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for redirecting a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) to a dedicated core network (CN) node are described. An apparatus is configured to initiate a Service Request with a non-dedicated network node. The apparatus is configured to receive a special identifier in response to the Service Request, which indicates the apparatus should be redirected to a dedicated CN node based on subscription information. Radio access network resources associated with the apparatus may be released and the apparatus may then perform a tracking area update (TAU) request which is then forwarded to the dedicated CN node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Mahmoud Watfa, Guanzhou Wang, Behrouz Aghili, Amir Helmy
  • Patent number: 10856221
    Abstract: A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) is configured to receive at least three sets of parameters associated with power saving. A first set of the parameters is associated with an idle state. A second set of the parameters is associated with a connected state. A third set of the parameters is associated with not being in a connected state and remains registered with a network and maintains a packet data network (PDN) connection. The WTRU is configured to enter active times based on the third set of parameters on a condition that the WTRU is not in the connected state and remains registered with the network. During the active times, the WTRU is configured to monitor physical downlink control channels (PDCCHs) for paging messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Guanzhou Wang, Saad Ahmad, Behrouz Aghili, Martino M. Freda, Mahmoud Watfa, Ulises Olvera-Hernandez, Pascal M. Adjakple
  • Publication number: 20200374793
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for network slice selection and/or reselection. A WTRU may receive updated assistance information for network slice selection and/or reselection. The WTRU may apply local policies to determine when to use the updated assistance information to access a network slice. The WTRU may determine whether to contact an existing network slice function or a new network slice function to establish a connection to a network slice. Based on the determination, the WTRU may transmit different information to the network. The network slice selection and/or reselection may be initiated by a WTRU or by a network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Mahmoud Watfa, Saad Ahmad
  • Publication number: 20200304409
    Abstract: A system and apparatus for addressing the different types of mobility of a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) in a network. A radio access network (RAN) may send a request for configuration information to a gateway device including a device ID of a WTRU, a service ID, and a RAN address. Once the RAN receives configuration information from the gateway device including a forwarding table, the RAN may be prepared to receive non-IP data from a WTRU including a routing tag. The routing tag may be based on the device ID of a WTRU and service ID. The RAN may transmit the non-IP data received from the WTRU to the gateway device over a routing path based on the routing tag and a forwarding table where the non-IP data is forwarded on to its detention, such as another WTRU or an Application Server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: IDAC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Guanzhou Wang, Saad Ahmad, Mahmoud Watfa
  • Patent number: 10785623
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for priority handling for ProSe Communications. A relay wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may act as a relay between the network and the remote WTRU. The relay WTRU may receive a temporary mobile group identity (TMGI) request message from a remote WTRU. The TMGI request message may include a TMGI, a ProSe per packet priority level associated with the TMGI, etc. The relay WTRU may receive an evolved multimedia broadcast multicast service (eMBMS) data packet from a network. The eMBMS may be associated with the TMGI. The relay WTRU may apply the received ProSe per packet priority level associated with the TMGI to the received eMBMS data packet. The relay WTRU may relay the eMBMS data packet to the remote WTRU based on the ProSe per packet priority level. The relay WTRU may forward the eMBMS data packet to the remote WTRU via a PC5 interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Mahmoud Watfa, Guanzhou Wang, Saad Ahmad, Amir Helmy, Ulises Olvera-Hernandez
  • Patent number: 10757626
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for redirecting a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) to a dedicated core network (CN) node are described. An apparatus is configured to initiate a Service Request with a non-dedicated network node. The apparatus is configured to receive a special identifier in response to the Service Request, which indicates the apparatus should be redirected to a dedicated CN node based on subscription information. Radio access network resources associated with the apparatus may be released and the apparatus may then perform a tracking area update (TAU) request which is then forwarded to the dedicated CN node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Mahmoud Watfa, Guanzhou Wang, Behrouz Aghili, Amir Helmy
  • Publication number: 20200267554
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure include methods, network servers or components and user equipment devices configured to authorize network slices that are associated with services provided by external providers. Various aspects enable access and use of network slices by user equipment devices connected to a network (e.g., 5G or New Radio network) via network components associated with a service provider by generating an allowed network slice selection assistance information (Allowed NSSAI) and an Unauthorized NSSAI, and sending the Allowed NSSAI and Unauthorized NSSAI to a user equipment device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Stefano FACCIN, Mahmoud WATFA
  • Publication number: 20200267616
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and systems using Enhanced Dedicated Core Network (DCN) selection are disclosed. One representative method includes receiving, by the core network entity from another core network entity, information indicating that a DCN type is new or has change for a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU); and sending a message, by the core network entity to the WTRU, including a new or a changed DCN type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Mahmoud Watfa, Behrouz Aghili
  • Patent number: 10743250
    Abstract: A WTRU (102) may receive updated assistance information for network slice selection and/or reselection (410). The WTRU may apply local policies to determine when to use the updated assistance information to access a network slice (440). The WTRU may determine whether to contact an existing network slice function (470) or a new network slice function (460) to establish a connection to a network slice. Based on the determination, the WTRU may transmit different information to the network. The network slice selection and/or reselection may be initiated by a WTRU or by a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: IDAC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Mahmoud Watfa, Saad Ahmad
  • Publication number: 20200228948
    Abstract: Current approaches to vehicular services lack capabilities and efficiencies. As described herein, various embodiments improve how information is shared among road side units, vehicles, road side unit repositories, and pedestrians. Further, new information is defined to enhance vehicular capabilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Mahmoud WATFA, Chonggang WANG, Quang LY, XU LI, Michael F. STARSINIC, IV
  • Publication number: 20200195696
    Abstract: IoT service layer capabilities may be employed to automate and simplify the service enrollment process for IoT service subscribers/enrollees. These capabilities enable virtualization of a service subscriber and the physical IoT devices, applications, data and authorized users of the subscriber into a software profile that is representative of the subscriber. Once virtualized, a service subscriber may then delegate the complexities and burden of service enrollment to an automated IoT service enrollment software function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Dale N. SEED, William Robert FLYNN, IV, Quang LY, Rocco DI GIROLAMO, Zhuo CHEN, Catalina Mihaela MLADIN, Shoshana LOEB, Mahmoud WATFA, Michael F. STARSINIC, Vinod Kumar CHOYI
  • Publication number: 20200177681
    Abstract: Methods and systems for Link Binding Management (LBM), including architectural design, detailed procedures, and embodiments to related standards, are described herein. In a first embodiment, an LBM Architecture A is disclosed which includes four logical entities: a Resource Creator (RC), a Source Resource Host (SRH), a Destination Resource Host (DRH), and a Link Binding Coordinator (LBC). Interactions are defined for these four entities to cooperate in order to efficiently manage link bindings (e.g. link binding creation, link binding update, etc) between source and destination resources. In a second embodiment, an LBM Architecture B is also disclosed which includes a Resource Repository (RR), a SRH2, a DRH, and a LBC. Interactions on those actors are developed towards efficient link binding management. Detailed procedures for LBM Architecture B are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Chonggang WANG, Mahmoud WATFA, Xu LI, Quang LY
  • Publication number: 20200178196
    Abstract: A WTRU may initiate access for a PDU session over multiple access networks. The WTRU may register with two or more access networks. For example, the WTRU may register with a 3GPP access network (e.g., LTE Advanced) and a non-3GPP access network (e.g., Wi-Fi). The WTRU may determine to request a multi-access PDU session for a (e.g., at least one) PDU session. A multi-access PDU session may correspond to a PDU session where the WTRU communicates one or more PDUs associated with the PDU session over the 3GPP access network and one or more PDUs associated with the PDU session over the non-3GPP access network. The WTRU may receive a confirmation message indicating that a multi-access PDU session has been established. The WTRU may send uplink data over the 3GPP access network and the non-3GPP access network, e.g., in accordance with the established multi-access PDU session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: IDAC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Guanzhou Wang, Saad Ahmad, Khalid Anwar, Behrouz Aghili, Ulises Olvera-Hernandez, Mahmoud Watfa
  • Publication number: 20200177565
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for offloading traffic from a third generation partnership project (3GPP) access network to a non-3GPP access point (AP) are disclosed. A 3GPP access network entity may receive subscription information associated with a wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU). The 3GPP access network entity may further receive traffic associated with the WTRU. The 3GPP access network entity may further determine whether to offload the traffic to the non-3GPP AP based on the subscription information. The 3GPP access network entity may also forward the traffic to the non-3GPP AP based on its determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: MAHMOUD WATFA, Guanzhou Wang, Saad Ahmad, Pascal M. Adjakple, Ulises Olvera-Hernandez
  • Patent number: 10667190
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and systems using Enhanced Dedicated Core Network (DCN) selection are disclosed. One representative method includes receiving, by the core network entity from another core network entity, information indicating that a DCN type is new or has change for a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU); and sending a message, by the core network entity to the WTRU, including a new or a changed DCN type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Mahmoud Watfa, Behrouz Aghili
  • Publication number: 20200146077
    Abstract: A 5G non-IP data delivery (NIDD) architecture is described including different options of data paths for non-IP data delivery through a 5G core network. A registration procedure is provided with new parameters for enabling the NIDD. Also, mechanisms are described for establishing a PDU session between a UE and SCS/AS for non-IP delivery. For example, the PDU session may pass through an AMF, SMF, and User Plane Function (UPF)/NEF. Additionally, methods of Mobile Originated (MO) and Mobile Terminated (MT) non-IP data transfer are described. Data buffering methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Hongkun LI, Michael F. STARSINIC, Rocco DI GIROLAMO, Mahmoud WATFA, Catalina Mihaela MLADIN, Dale N. SEED, Chonggang WANG, Quang LY