Patents by Inventor Michael F. Starsinic

Michael F. Starsinic 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: 10382926
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for the coordinated grouping of devices for receipt of network layer group based services. A service layer system such as an SCS generates a request to generate a group of devices to receive network layer services. The request is received at a network layer system such as, for example, an MTC-IWF. Network layer systems such as, for example, an HSS, identifies a manner of communicating the requested service to identified devices and communicates with the devices to provision the devices so as to be included in the requested group. The network layer systems communicate an identifier to the service layer system which the service layer may subsequently use to request execution of the service by the identified group of devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Convida Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Suresh Palanisamy, Michael F. Starsinic, Prashanth Murthy, Anoop Singh
  • Publication number: 20190246374
    Abstract: When mobile terminated devices sleep, the devices might not be reachable when needed, for instance when the device is a recipient of data from a third party server. As described herein, a third party application server may inform the network that it has data to send to a particular UE or group of UEs. In an example, the mobile core network (MCN) may use information from the third party server to ensure that the UE is awake when it needs to be. For example, a given UE or group of UEs can be prevented from entering a sleep state before a data transfer is completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Michael F. Starsinic, Catalina Mihaela Mladin, Rocco Di Girolamo, Hongkun Li, Chonggang Wang, Zhuo Chen, Dale N. Seed
  • Publication number: 20190245767
    Abstract: Methods are described that can enable resource monitoring over HTTP/2. These methods may rely on using multiple streams over persistent connections and on the HTTP/2 Push mechanism. Furthermore, a mechanism is proposed that can enable resource monitoring over multiple servers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Rocco DI GIROLAMO, Hongkun LI, Quang LY, Chonggang WANG, IV, Vinod Kumar CHOYI, Zhuo CHEN, Xu LI, Shamim Akbar RAHMAN, Catalina Mihaela MLADIN, Michael F. STARSINIC
  • Publication number: 20190238425
    Abstract: The application is at least directed to a core network including a non-transitory memory having instructions stored thereon for registering a network function or network function template in the core network. The network includes a processor, operably coupled to the non-transitory memory. The processor is configured to perform the instruction of determining that registration of the network function or network function template is acceptable. The processor is also configured to perform the instruction of transmitting a message including the network function or network function template to a repository in the core network. The processor is also configured to perform the instruction of verifying the network function or network function template against existing policies in the core network. The processor is also configured to perform the instruction of registering the network function or network function template in the repository after verification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Catalina Mihaela MLADIN, Michael F. STARSINIC, Hongkun LI, Rocco DI GIROLAMO
  • Publication number: 20190230062
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are described for delivering triggers and small data. In an embodiment, a receiver may be configured to receive a trigger or small data packet, and a transmitter may be configured to transmit a subscriber information request to see whether a subscriber is present. The receiver may be further configured to receive an identity of a second node on a condition that the subscriber is present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: IoT Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael F. Starsinic, Suresh Palanisamy, Behrouz Aghili, Prashanth Murthy, Guang Lu, Dale N. Seed, Chonggang Wang
  • Publication number: 20190223129
    Abstract: A network entity may determine whether a network context of a device is stored in the device or in the network based, at least in part, on a preference or capability of the device, as reported by the device during attachment to the network entity. The context may be stored in, and retrieved from, a dedicated context storage function that is independent of the network entity. A context storage function may be partitioned, or separate storage functions used, to automatically group and track access network contexts, core network contexts, or network slice contexts. The context storage function may provide to the device an index, such as a link or other identifier to be used in retrieving the stored context information. The context storage function may further provide a token to secure re-attachment communications among the device, the network entity, and the context storage function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Michael F. STARSINIC, Rocco DI GIROLAMO, Catalina Mihaela MLADIN, Hongkun LI
  • Publication number: 20190222615
    Abstract: Service layer and application triggering may be used in a machine-to-machine environment. In an embodiment, an existing service layer procedure, such as registration, may allow a device or gateway service layer or application to indicate to a machine-to-machine server what port is listened to for triggers. In another embodiment, triggering may be used to provide bootstrapping instructions, including temporary bootstrapping identifiers, in trigger requests. In another embodiment, triggering may be used to assist with event notification. Service layer or application instructions may be embedded inside of trigger payloads. A trigger payload format is defined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Michael F. Starsinic, Dale N. Seed
  • Publication number: 20190215229
    Abstract: A method of accessing services affiliated with a service provider is disclosed. An issuer performs a bootstrap procedure with the at least one discovered service provider. The issuer performs a discovery procedure to determine available service capability layers (SCLs) supported by the at least one discovered service provider. The issuer transmits a domain name system-based service discovery (DNS-SD) query from the issuer to a DNS-SD M2M service discovery function (MSDF) server. The DNS-SD MSDF server is provisioned with SCL discovery records. The DNS-SD MSDF server is registered with a public DNS registrar entity. The SCL discovery records include, for each SCL, a type of M2M service capabilities supported by each SCL and a class of M2M services supported by each SCL. The issuer receives SCL discovery records from the DNS-SD MSDF server in response to the DNS-SD query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: IOT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Dale N. Seed, Guang Lu, Chonggang Wang, Rocco Di Girolamo, Paul L. Russell, JR., Michael F. Starsinic, Ana Lucia Pinheiro, Nicholas J. Podias
  • Patent number: 10348728
    Abstract: The service layer may leverage the access network infrastructure so that applications on a device may bootstrap with a machine-to-machine server without requiring provisioning beyond what is already required by the access network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Convida Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Michael F. Starsinic, Guang Lu, Suresh Palanisamy, Qing Li, Dale N. Seed
  • Patent number: 10334392
    Abstract: An enhanced 3GPP network architecture can enables a SCEF to interact with SCS/AS via APIs that provide location based context; GMLC to get the UE's location, available RATs, and congestion levels; HSS to get the UE's location, available RATs, and congestion levels; PCEF (via PCRF) to obtain the congestion level at the P-GW; RCAF (via PCRF) to obtain the user plane congestion levels at the E-UTRAN, UTRAN, and WLAN; and serving nodes (MME, SGSN, 3GPP AAA Server) to get the available RATs and congestion levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Convida Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Ahmed Mohamed, Michael F. Starsinic
  • Publication number: 20190182895
    Abstract: The present application is at least directed a system for managing a server transition associated with user equipment. The system includes a non-transitory memory and a processor that is operably coupled to the non-transitory memory. The processor is configured to perform the instructions of receiving a relocation request from a first server to switch to another server. The processor is also configured to verify credentials of the first server. The processor also determines whether a first core networking terminating point associated with the first server is appropriate for the other server to communicate with the user equipment. Further, the processor sends a result of the determination to the user equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Rocco DI GIROLAMO, Michael F. STARSINIC, Catalina Mihaela MLADIN, Hongkun LI
  • Publication number: 20190182098
    Abstract: Enhancements to the device management functionality within service layer architecture of a Gateway node are described. The SL application registration procedure can be enhanced for devices in support of device management. Functionality can be added to the service layer to initiate automated request notification for DM purposes. Lightweight SL Transport Protocol bindings can support sending multiple DM commands called DM Action Scripts with a specific focus on the Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP) Protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Quang LY, Dale N. SEED, Michael F. STARSINIC, Chonggang WANG, Rocco DI GIROLAMO, Vinod Kumar CHOYI, William Robert FLYNN, IV, Zhuo CHEN, Shamim Akbar RAHMAN, Yogendra C. SHAH, Xu LI, Catalina Mihaela MLADIN, Lijun DONG
  • Publication number: 20190173977
    Abstract: A mapping service in the mobile core network located after a packet data network gateway examines content requests from user equipment across a first PDN connection to determine if content associated with the content request is cached at an edge server outside of the packet data network. If the content from the packet data network is cached at the edge server, the mapping service redirects the user equipment to request the content from the edge server across a second PDN connection. By using a mapping service located after the packet data network gateway, the content requests may have already passed restrictions such as parental controls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Michael F. Starsinic, Qing Li, John L. Tomici
  • Publication number: 20190166476
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities may implement service-based discovery in a network, such as a 3GPP or 3GPP2 network. A Discovery Server may be used to query and find services offered by the network or by entities that interface with the network. Situational context information or policy information, or both, may be communicated to the discovery server so that the Discovery Server can provide context-aware and policy-based discovery services. The Discovery Server may be used to control which of the entities that interface with the network can discover one another. The Discovery Server may support queries based on, for example, the type of MTC entity, the type of services hosted on the entity, the availability times of the entity, types of protocols supported, levels of Quality of Service (QoS) supported, and MTC-IWF services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: IOT Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale N. Seed, Michael F. Starsinic, Guang Lu, Kamel M. Shaheen, Dorothy Gellert, Zongrui Ding, Lijun Dong, Chonggang Wang
  • Publication number: 20190166524
    Abstract: Applicants disclose an inter-system mobility anchor control point that is adapted to initiate handover of an existing communication connection in an integrated small cell and WiFi (ISW) network. The inter-system mobility anchor control point is communicatively coupled to both an HeNB/LTE network and trusted WLAN access network (TWAN) and adapted to operate as a common control plane entity for both HeNB/LTE and TWAN access. The mobility anchor control point may be a mobility management entity (MME) or an integrated small cell and WLAN gateway (ISW GW). The mobility anchor control point is adapted to request and receive measurement data relating to the operations of the HeNB network and WLAN. Based upon the measurement data, the mobility anchor control point determines whether an existing communication path via one of the HeNB/LTE network and WLAN should be handed over to the other of the networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Ahmed Mohamed, John L. Tomici, Qing Li, Michael F. Starsinic
  • Patent number: 10306591
    Abstract: When mobile terminated devices sleep, the devices might not be reachable when needed, for instance when the device is a recipient of data from a third party server. As described herein, a third party application server may inform the network that it has data to send to a particular UE or group of UEs. In an example, the mobile core network (MCN) may use information from the third party server to ensure that the UE is awake when it needs to be. For example, a given UE or group of UEs can be prevented from entering a sleep state before a data transfer is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Convida Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Michael F. Starsinic, Catalina Mihaela Mladin, Rocco Di Girolamo, Hongkun Li, Chonggang Wang, Zhuo Chen, Dale N. Seed
  • Publication number: 20190158997
    Abstract: It is recognized herein that current approaches to traffic steering in M2M systems lack capabilities, particularly with respect to traversing value added services in an operator's network. As described herein, nodes or apparatuses at a machine-to-machine (M2M) service layer can leverage value added services that are deployed in an operator's network. The M2M service layer may add metadata to downlink traffic so that the metadata can be used to assist with steering and processing data in the operator's value added services (VASs) network. By of example, the M2M service layer can use a control plane interface to push polices into a network operator's VASs network, and to allow functions in the VASs network to extract information from the M2M service layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Michael F. STARSINIC, Dale N. SEED, William Robert FLYNN, IV, Vinod Kumar CHOYI, Quang LY, Shamim Akbar RAHMAN, Zhuo CHEN, Yogendra C. SHAH, Rocco DI GIROLAMO
  • Patent number: 10298714
    Abstract: A mapping service in the mobile core network located after a packet data network gateway examines content requests from user equipment across a first PDN connection to determine if content associated with the content request is cached at an edge server outside of the packet data network. If the content from the packet data network is cached at the edge server, the mapping service redirects the user equipment to request the content from the edge server across a second PDN connection. By using a mapping service located after the packet data network gateway, the content requests may have already passed restrictions such as parental controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Convida Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Michael F. Starsinic, Qing Li, John L. Tomici
  • Publication number: 20190150225
    Abstract: A user equipment device (UE) initiates the creation of a dedicated bearer between a local gateway (L-GW) and a packet data network gateway (P-GW). A GTP tunnel is established to connect the L-GW, a serving gateway (S-GW), and the P-GW. The L-GW and P-GW apply Network Address Translation (NAT) and/or Traffic Flow Template (TFT) to route the traffic between the LS and a Service Capability Server/Application Server (SCS/AS). Alternatively, an SCS-initiates the bearer creation, and an SCEF manages the creation of the GTP tunnel connecting. The L-GW may be co-located with an Evolved UTRAN Node B (eNB) and/or connected to multiple eNBs which are not co-located with the L-GW.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Ahmed MOHAMED, Michael F. STARSINIC, Qing LI
  • Publication number: 20190132412
    Abstract: A caching entity may store a cached copy of a service layer resource. An original hosting entity may maintain a registry of the corresponding cached resources. Optionally, the original hosting entity may set cache parameters to govern the lifetime of the cache on a caching entity. The caching entity may keep storing the cached copy of the resource and the original hosting entity may obtain statistics about the cached resource. By knowing the statistics, e.g. how many times a resource is retrieved on each caching entity, the original hosting entity may better manage the resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Zhuo CHEN, Dale N. SEED, Michael F. STARSINIC, William Robert FLYNN, IV, Rocco DI GIROLAMO, Quang LY, Shamim Akbar RAHMAN, Gregory S. STERNBERG, Catalina Mihaela MLADIN, Yogendra C. SHAH, Vinod Kumar CHOYI