Patents by Inventor Maria Belen Pancorbo Marcos

Maria Belen Pancorbo Marcos 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).

  • Publication number: 20220312158
    Abstract: A method of updating a background data transfer, BDT, policy negotiated between an application function, AF, and a Core Network, CN, is disclose. The method is performed by a Policy Control Function, PCF, of the CN and comprises determining updated BDT policy information including updated conditions for the negotiated BDT policy and at least one candidate BDT policy for the AP to select when the PCF determines that the negotiated BDT policy is affected by degraded network performance. The determined updated BDT policy information is then sent to the AF by the PCF using notification type interaction, thereby effectively updating the negotiated BDT policy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Antonio Iniesta Gonzalez, Wenliang Xu, Susana Fernandez Alonso, Miguel Angel Garcia Martin, Miguel Angel Puente Pestaña, Maria Belen Pancorbo Marcos
  • Publication number: 20220312510
    Abstract: There is provided mechanisms for establishing a communication session with a local serving network. A method is performed by a terminal device. The method comprises obtaining an indication of traffic to be communicated. The traffic is associated with a traffic descriptor. The method comprises selecting a URSP rule for the traffic to be communicated in a communication session with the local serving network. The URSP rule is selected in accordance with the traffic descriptor and in accordance with a validity condition for the communication session. The validity condition at least pertains to network support for IMS in the local serving network. The method comprises establishing a communication session with the local serving network for communicating the traffic according to the selected URSP rule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Ralf Keller, Maria Belen Pancorbo Marcos
  • Publication number: 20220304089
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide methods and apparatuses for session management. A method comprises receiving from a user equipment (UE) a request for establishing another session to a data network identified by a data network identification. At least one existing session of the UE has been established to the data network. The method further comprises checking whether the subscription data or the policy data for the UE includes a first indication which indicates that a same session management node for multiple sessions to the data network identified by the same data network identification is required. The method further comprises selecting the same session management node as the at least one existing session for the UE when the subscription data or the policy data includes the first indication. The method further comprises sending a session establishment request to the selected session management node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Maria Belen Pancorbo Marcos, Juying Gan, Erik Wikström
  • Publication number: 20220141647
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments include a method for provisioning subscription data, for a plurality of subscribers, to one or more network functions, NFs, in a communication network. Such embodiments include storing group data, related to the plurality of subscribers, in association with at least a first group identifier, GID, but not in association with individual subscription data for the respective subscribers. Such embodiments also include sending, to the one or more NFs, the group data and the first GID. Such embodiments also include sending, to a particular one of the NFs, the first GID and individual subscription data for a particular one of the subscribers. Embodiments also include complementary methods performed by network functions that receive subscription data in this manner, as well as various network functions and/or nodes, in a communication network, that are configured to perform various disclosed methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: David CASTELLANOS ZAMORA, Emiliano MERINO VAZQUEZ, Miguel Angel GARCIA MARTIN, Maria Belen PANCORBO MARCOS
  • Patent number: 11296946
    Abstract: Methods, a policy server (110) and a traffic steering server (120) for managing traffic steering policies for steering of traffic of a user equipment are disclosed. The policy server (110) generates (A020) a policy request, wherein the policy request comprises the traffic steering policies, wherein the traffic steering policies include a first traffic steering policy and a second traffic steering policy, both the first and second traffic steering policies being applicable to the traffic in one direction with respect to the user equipment. The policy server (110) sends (A030) the policy request to the traffic steering server (120). The traffic steering server (120) applies (A070) at least one of the first and second traffic steering policies to manage the traffic. Corresponding computer programs and computer program carriers are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Fuencisla Garcia Azorero, Susana Fernandez Alonso, Maria Belen Pancorbo Marcos
  • Publication number: 20220046462
    Abstract: Systems and method are disclosed herein that relate to support for virtual Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) bridge management, Quality of Service (QoS) mapping, and TSN related scheduling in a cellular communications system. In some embodiments, a method performed by one or more network nodes of a cellular communications system operating as a virtual TSN bridge of a TSN network comprises providing, to a controller associated with the TSN network, parameters that relate to capabilities of the virtual TSN bridge. The parameters that relate to the capabilities of the virtual TSN bridge comprise a first parameter that defines a clock accuracy of an entity in the cellular communications system that operates gating control for the virtual TSN bridge and a second parameter that informs the controller associated with the TSN network that the virtual TSN bridge or a particular egress port of the virtual TSN bridge is restricted to exclusive gating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Marilet De Andrade Jardim, Kefeng Kenny Zhang, János Harmatos, János Farkas, Kun Wang, Paul Schliwa-Bertling, Joachim Sachs, Balázs Varga, Maria Belen Pancorbo Marcos, Chunmeng Wang, György Miklós, Shabnam Sultana
  • Publication number: 20200336933
    Abstract: Systems and methods related to congestion monitoring in a mobile communications network; in particular, a congestion monitoring unit that sends congestion information to a policy control unit for a plurality of mobile entities, wherein each of the mobile entities is connected to a respective radio access network and associated with the policy control unit, the congestion information indicates congestion of the respective radio access network. The congestion monitoring unit sends a request message to a policy control unit for transmitting congestion information of a mobile entity, the message routed by a Diameter Routing Agent (DRA) and includes congestion information and an identity for a given mobile entity; in response, the policy control unit sends a response message including an identity of the policy control unit. The congestion monitoring unit can then send aggregated congestion information for a plurality of mobile entities associated with the policy control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Gyorgy Miklos, Maria Belen Pancorbo Marcos
  • Patent number: 10728793
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods of sending, to a policy control unit of a mobile communications network, congestion information for a plurality of mobile entities (MEs) are described. Each of the MEs being connected to a respective radio access network (RAT) and associated with the policy control unit, the congestion information indicates congestion of the respective RAT. The disclosure includes a congestion monitoring unit aggregating the congestion information for at least some of the MEs based on the respective MEs being associated with the policy control unit, and sending a message including the aggregated congestion information to the policy control unit. A congestion monitoring unit is configured to aggregate the congestion information for at least some of the MEs based on the respective MEs being associated with the policy control unit, and an interface configured to send the message including the aggregated congestion information to the policy control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonakitiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: György Miklós, Maria Belen Pancorbo Marcos
  • Patent number: 10547496
    Abstract: A network management architecture referred to as the Control/Orchestration/Management/Policy/Analytics (COMPA) architecture (or COMPA for short). The COMPA architecture functions to simplify and automate the operations (both management and business process) of a network. In one aspect, the COMPA architecture addresses four use case categories: (1) Resource/Service Onboarding; (2) Automated Product Offerings; (3) Automated Management; and (4) Service Exposure. COMPA enables rapid service introduction into the network and lifecycle management; dynamic network governance via policy; and controlled access to functionality provided by different responsibility domains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Bo Åström, Jan Friman, Bulent Gecer, Jan Lemark, Christoph Meyer, Maria Belen Pancorbo Marcos, John Quilty, Stephen Terrill
  • Patent number: 10455382
    Abstract: Handling a plurality of Presence Reporting Areas, PRAs, may currently present inconsistencies between the PRAs active in a policy controller and those PRAs active in a network node handling UE mobility, e.g. MME/SGSN. To overcome these and other drawbacks, there are provided enhanced policy controller, network node and method of handling a plurality of PRAs. This method comprises selecting, at the policy controller, a plurality of applicable PRAs; transmitting from the policy controller, and receiving at the network node, the plurality of applicable PRAs; selecting, at the network node from the plurality of applicable PRAs, a number of PRAs to be active at the network node; and transmitting from the network node, and receiving at the policy controller, at least one of: an indication on whether a UE is inside or outside a PRA, and an indication on whether a PRA is or is not accepted to be active by the network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Maria Belen Pancorbo Marcos, Roland Gustafsson, Josefin Karlsson, Åsa Larsen, Irene Martin Cabello, Ulf Mattsson
  • Publication number: 20190268232
    Abstract: Methods, a policy server (110) and a traffic steering server (120) for managing traffic steering policies for steering of traffic of a user equipment are disclosed. The policy server (110) generates (A020) a policy request, where-in the policy request comprises the traffic steering policies, wherein the traffic steering policies include a first traffic steering policy and a second traffic steering policy, both the first and second traffic steering policies being applicable to the traffic in one direction with respect to the user equipment. The policy server (110) sends (A030) the policy request to the traffic steering server (120). The traffic steering server (120) applies (A070) at least one of the first and second traffic steering policies to manage the traffic. Corresponding computer programs and computer program carriers are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Fuencisla Garcia Azorero, Susana Fernandez Alonso, Maria Belen Pancorbo Marcos
  • Patent number: 10367696
    Abstract: A network management architecture referred to as the Control/Orchestration/Management/Policy/Analytics (COMPA) architecture (or COMPA for short). The COMPA architecture functions to simplify and automate the operations (both management and business process) of a network. In one aspect, the COMPA architecture addresses four use case categories: (1) Resource/Service Onboarding; (2) Automated Product Offerings; (3) Automated Management; and (4) Service Exposure. COMPA enables rapid service introduction into the network and lifecycle management; dynamic network governance via policy; and controlled access to functionality provided by different responsibility domains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Bo Aström, Jan Friman, Bulent Gecer, Jan Lemark, Christoph Meyer, Maria Belen Pancorbo Marcos, John Quilty, Stephen Terrill
  • Publication number: 20180376302
    Abstract: Handling a plurality of Presence Reporting Areas, PRAs, may currently present inconsistencies between the PRAs active in a policy controller and those PRAs active in a network node handling UE mobility, e.g. MME/SGSN. To overcome these and other drawbacks, there are provided enhanced policy controller, network node and method of handling a plurality of PRAs. This method comprises selecting, at the policy controller, a plurality of applicable PRAs; transmitting from the policy controller, and receiving at the network node, the plurality of applicable PRAs; selecting, at the network node from the plurality of applicable PRAs, a number of PRAs to be active at the network node; and transmitting from the network node, and receiving at the policy controller, at least one of: an indication on whether a UE is inside or outside a PRA, and an indication on whether a PRA is or is not accepted to be active by the network node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Maria Belen PANCORBO MARCOS, Roland GUSTAFSSON, Josefin KARLSSON, Åsa LARSEN, Irene MARTIN CABELLO, Ulf MATTSON
  • Patent number: 10021038
    Abstract: A method in a first network node handles data sessions in a communications network. The method includes receiving information indicating a second data session entering the communications network. The method further includes creating a second rule associated with the second data session. The second rule causes the first data session to be associated with the second data session. The method further includes determining that the second rule share a guaranteed bit rate (GBR) with a first rule associated with the first data session based on the second data session entering the communications network. The method further includes transmitting first information that the second rule and an indicator indicating the first rule and the second rule should share the GBR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Lars Lovsen, Rikard Eriksson, Fredrik Lindholm, Maria Belen Pancorbo Marcos
  • Patent number: 10009788
    Abstract: A method, by a policy control unit of a mobile communications network, to control a signalling of congestion information of mobile entities at a plurality of congestion monitoring units that monitor which mobile entities are affected by a congestion state in a radio access network of the mobile communications network. The method comprises receiving, from one of the congestion monitoring units, an indication that one of the mobile entities is affected by a congestion, storing said one congestion monitoring unit from which the indication is received as the current congestion monitoring unit for said one mobile entity, receiving, from another congestion monitoring unit, the indication that said one mobile entity is affected by a congestion, and indicating, in response to the indication received from the other monitoring unit, to the current congestion monitoring unit a release of congestion information relating to said one mobile entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: György Miklós, Maria Belen Pancorbo Marcos, Paul Schliwa-Bertling
  • Patent number: 9872184
    Abstract: In scenarios where the quality of service is negotiated through a signalling layer whereas the services are actually carried through a bearer layer, application functions at the signalling layer are not always aware of how quality of service is individually accomplished at the bearer layer on a service basis. The invention provides a method and devices whereby events are detected on a service data flow basis at a detection device in the bearer layer and notified towards an application device in the signalling layer via a control device between the signalling and the bearer layer. The list of events to be notified is obtainable at the control device from the application device and is included in Quality of Service related rules, along with service data flow filters. This Quality of Service related rules are provided to the detection device for inspecting individual service data flows in order to detect and notify the indicated events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Victor Manuel Avila Gonzalez, Guadalupe Sanchez Santiso, Ana Maria Lopez Nieto, Maria Belen Pancorbo Marcos, José Javier Pastor Balbás
  • Publication number: 20170339003
    Abstract: A network management architecture referred to as the Control/Orchestration/Management/Policy/Analytics (COMPA) architecture (or COMPA for short). The COMPA architecture functions to simplify and automate the operations (both management and business process) of a network. In one aspect, the COMPA architecture addresses four use case categories: (1) Resource/Service Onboarding; (2) Automated Product Offerings; (3) Automated Management; and (4) Service Exposure. COMPA enables rapid service introduction into the network and lifecycle management; dynamic network governance via policy; and controlled access to functionality provided by different responsibility domains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Bo ÅSTRÖM, Jan FRIMAN, Bulent GECER, Jan LEMARK, Christoph MEYER, Maria Belen PANCORBO MARCOS, John QUILTY, Stephen TERRILL
  • Publication number: 20170339023
    Abstract: A network management architecture referred to as the Control/Orchestration/Management/Policy/Analytics (COMPA) architecture (or COMPA for short). The COMPA architecture functions to simplify and automate the operations (both management and business process) of a network. In one aspect, the COMPA architecture addresses four use case categories: (1) Resource/Service Onboarding; (2) Automated Product Offerings; (3) Automated Management; and (4) Service Exposure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Bo Aström, Jan Friman, Bulent Gecer, Jan Lemark, Christoph Meyer, Maria Belen Pancorbo Marcos, John Quilty, Stephen Terrill
  • Patent number: 9686317
    Abstract: A network is described herein which can control, through subscriber profile data and/or policy preconfigured control data, whether deep packet inspection for data flow/s for an Internet Protocol-Connectivity Access Network (IP-CAN) session established by an end user should take place, or not, according to a defined “User Privacy Policy”, and, in the former case, to which traffic detection function (TDF) node the data flow(s) should be directed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Maria Belen Pancorbo Marcos, Louis Segura
  • Patent number: 9602417
    Abstract: The embodiments herein relates to a method for enabling multiple bearer support upon congestion situations in a communication network. The PCC architecture is enabled to determine whether separate bearers need to be established for service(s) that demand MBR>GBR when no ECN support is provided. This is provided in nodes and methods receiving, using a receiving unit (301), an indication of session establishment for a bearer from a bearer binding function unit (113, 115), obtaining profile information with Quality of Service, QoS, information about maximum bit rate, MBR, and guaranteed bit rate, GBR, related to the bearer; determining that the MBR is larger than the GBR, making a policy decision, and transmitting, using the transmitting unit (305), an acknowledgement of session establishment to the bearer binding function unit with an indicator that a separate bearer is to be established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventors: Lars Lovsen, Susana Fernandez Alonso, Maria Belen Pancorbo Marcos