Patents by Inventor Muthaiah Venkatachalam

Muthaiah Venkatachalam 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: 10425846
    Abstract: Embodiments of system and method configurations for device discovery and connection establishment in connection with use of device-to-device (D2D) and proximity-based services are generally described herein. In some examples, an evolved packet core (EPC) of a 3GPP Long Term Evolution or 3GPP Long Term Evolution-Advanced (LTE/LTE-A) network is arranged to assist D2D identification and discovery procedures at user equipment (UEs) connected to the LTE/LTE-A network. Various identification and discovery procedures may be implemented in connection with proximity detection and the establishment of communication times for the establishment of the D2D communication link, between the UEs. Accordingly, the EPC of the LTE/LTE-A network may assist the establishment of a device-to-device communication link between UEs on a wireless network employing a distinct wireless protocol (for example, a direct wireless network connection via a wireless local area network (WLAN) or wireless personal area network (WPAN)).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Kerstin Johnsson, Muthaiah Venkatachalam, Alexandre Saso Stojanovski
  • Patent number: 10420073
    Abstract: Embodiments use the principles of self-organizing networks to allocate resources to allow spectrum owners to share spectrum with wireless carriers according to defined license conditions. A spectrum licensee holds the licensing conditions of the spectrum licensed by the spectrum owners. This licensed spectrum is referred to as secondary spectrum. A self-organizing network server requests access to secondary spectrum. The spectrum licensee grants access to the secondary spectrum along with the licensing conditions for access. The self-organizing network server monitors the conditions associated with the license and/or delegates the responsibility for monitoring conditions associated with the license to others. When the license conditions are met, enhanced Node B systems may begin using the secondary spectrum according to the license conditions. When the license conditions are no longer met, enhanced Node B systems discontinue use of the secondary spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Joey Chou, Muthaiah Venkatachalam
  • Patent number: 10397280
    Abstract: Technologies for performing security monitoring services of a network functions virtualization (NFV) security architecture that includes an NVF security services controller and one or more NFV security services agents. The NFV security services controller is configured to transmit a security monitoring policy to the NFV security services agents and enforce the security monitoring policy at the NFV security services agents. The NFV security services agents are configured to monitor telemetry data and package at least a portion of the telemetry for transmission to an NFV security monitoring analytics system of the NFV security architecture for security threat analysis. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Kapil Sood, Valerie J. Young, Muthaiah Venkatachalam, Manuel Nedbal
  • Publication number: 20190191295
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, a Cellular Internet-of-Things (CIoT) network architecture to enable communication between an apparatus of a CIoT User Equipment (UE) and a network through a CIoT enhanced Node B (eNB) according to a lightweight Non-Access Stratum (NAS) protocol. An apparatus of a CIoT eNB can process data for communication between the CIoT UE and the network. The lightweight NAS protocol supports a reduced set of NAS messages for communication between, for example, the CIoT UE and the CIoT eNB, such as using a modified NAS message, or one or more new messages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Puneet Jain, Farid Adrangi, Muthaiah Venkatachalam
  • Patent number: 10314015
    Abstract: Technology for a radio access network (RAN) node that is operable to report user plane congestion (UPCON) is disclosed. The RAN node may include computer circuitry configured to receive, from a Core Network (CN), an information element (IE) including UPCON related Policy and Control Charging (PCC) information. The RAN node may identify a location of an UPCON event, at the RAN node, based on an UPCON event trigger included in the UPCON related PCC information. The RAN node may report Radio Access Network Congestion Information (RCI) about the UPCON event to one or more network elements in the CN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chang Hong Shan, Eric Slow, Muthaiah Venkatachalam, Puneet Jain, Alexandre Stojanovski
  • Patent number: 10271191
    Abstract: A cellular IoT (CIoT) device can comprise a coverage and/or processing constrained device e.g., devices operating primarily MTC or M2M (e.g., sensor devices, controller devices, etc.). These devices can have limited or no user interface, and can be used for machines or devices with little mobility. CIoT devices can be deployed in usage scenarios such as home automation (e.g., security, appliances, energy packages, etc.), industry automation, and smart cities with low-power devices (e.g., devices having a battery life of several years), and can be easily installed and operated in challenging coverage conditions, such as lower or basement levels of buildings. CIoT devices can be provisioned to connect to a cellular carrier network and an associated CSP. The CSP can execute end2end solutions (e.g., service portal, service sign-up, etc.) while the cellular carrier can provide the bulk data pipe to the CSP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Farid Adrangi, Muthaiah Venkatachalam, Puneet Jain
  • Patent number: 10244434
    Abstract: Technology for a user equipment (UE) is disclosed. The UE can receive a group filter element that includes group information for one or more files or sessions corresponding to targeted media content, which can be associated with a group identification (groupID) element. The UE can receive MPD information for streaming media content. The UE can identify a user profile associated with a user of the UE. The user profile can include groupID elements associated with the user. The UE can map targeted media content in a file or session having a groupID element that is a groupID element included in the user profile. The UE can insert media presentation description (MPD) information for the mapped targeted media content having the groupID element that is included in the user profile into the MPD information for the streaming media content to generate a unified MPD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ozgur Oyman, Muthaiah Venkatachalam, Eric Siow
  • Patent number: 10212578
    Abstract: Technology for provisioning categories of applications on a user equipment (UE) is disclosed. A registration update message may be received at a wireless network element from the UE over non-access stratum (NAS) signaling. Application Specific Congestion Control for Data Communications (ACDC)/Application and Service Access Control (ASAC) information may be communicated from the wireless network element to the UE in response to receiving the registration update message. The ACDC/ASAC may be activated at a selected prioritization level, at the wireless network element, while a wireless network channel condition of a wireless network exceeds a capacity threshold, the ACDC/ASAC enabling only application categories to operate at the UE that are contained in the ACDC/ASAC information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric Siow, Chen-Ho Chin, Puneet Jain, Muthaiah Venkatachalam
  • Patent number: 10206063
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) operable to communicate in a peer to peer (P2P) network is described. The UE can encode a proximity detection request for transmission to a ProSe server in an Evolved Packet Core (EPC). The proximity detection request can include one or more of: a time period window parameter, identification information of a second UE, or a proximity detection signal indicating when the proximity detection request is for proximity detection of the second UE. The UE can decode a proximity alert message received from the ProSe server in accordance with the time period window parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Kerstin Johnsson, Alexandre S. Stojanovski, Muthaiah Venkatachalam
  • Patent number: 10178236
    Abstract: Technology for initiating emergency calls is disclosed. A minimum set of emergency related data (MSD) associated with the emergency call may be identified at a terminal equipment (TE) of a mobile terminal. An attention (AT) command may be generated that includes the MSD and selected configuration information related to the emergency call. The AT command may be sent from the TE of the mobile terminal to a mobile termination (MT) of the mobile terminal in order to setup the emergency call, wherein the mobile terminal (MT) routes the emergency call to a public safety answering point (PSAP) in a communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Frank Kowalewski, Muthaiah Venkatachalam, Thomas Luetzenkirchen, Usharani Ayyalasomayajula
  • Publication number: 20180375759
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure describe systems, devices, and methods for traffic steering in mobile networks. Various embodiments may include a service steering and control function to route a service dataflow through one or more service enablers based on service steering and control rules. Other embodiments may be described or claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Changhong SHAN, Muthaiah VENKATACHALAM, Puneet JAIN, Alexandre S. STOJANOVSKI
  • Patent number: 10158519
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure describe device, methods, computer-readable media and system configurations for coordinating a plurality of self-optimization operations, such as an energy-saving management operation and a capacity and coverage optimization operation, to reduce conflicts between changes to configuration parameters of a wireless network access node caused by the self-optimization operations. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Joey Chou, Muthaiah Venkatachalam
  • Patent number: 10153920
    Abstract: A femtocell may be initialized on a network by automatically contacting a network service provider. The access point then automatically downloads an initial configuration from a bootstrap server belonging to the network service provider. In some cases, a femtocell access point may automatically determine, after boot up, whether it was pre-provisioned with credentials to authenticate itself with the network service provider. If so, it may use a domain name service to obtain an address of a bootstrap server. Otherwise, it may use dynamic host configuration protocol to discover the bootstrap server's Internet Protocol address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Muthaiah Venkatachalam
  • Patent number: 10149272
    Abstract: Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, user equipment (UE) comprises processing circuitry to connect to a network via an untrusted wireless local area network (WLAN) and determine a location of the UE to provide the location of the UE if a voice call is made by the UE via the untrusted WLAN. The UE provides the location of the UE to a Public-Safety Answering Point (PSAP) via one or more network nodes of the network via the untrusted WLAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Alexandre S. Stojanovski, Ana Lucia A. Pinheiro, Muthaiah Venkatachalam
  • Patent number: 10142894
    Abstract: An integrated WLAN/WWAN architecture is described, in which signaling used to control the integration of the WLAN/WWAN architecture is performed over the Radio Resource Control (“RRC”) plane. The integrated architecture may provide a network-controlled framework for performing traffic steering and radio resource management. Additionally, according to the disclosure provided herein, the integrated architecture may interwork with legacy systems (e.g., architectures that do not support the integrated WLAN/WWAN architecture).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Nageen Himayat, Alexander Sirotkin, Jing Zhu, Alexandre Stojanovski, Mo-han Fong, Vivek G. Gupta, Huaning Niu, Pingping Zong, Konstantinos Dimou, Shu-Ping Yeh, Shilpa Talwar, Muthaiah Venkatachalam
  • Patent number: 10129784
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure describe apparatuses and methods for mobility management entity (MME) overload or underload mitigation using an MME virtual network function (VNF). Various embodiments may include one or more processors to execute instructions to process a notification from a virtual network function manager (VNFM) to determine instantiation of a MME as a VNF, add the MME to an MME pool, and assign a value to an application parameter of the MME VNF. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Joey Chou, Meghashree Dattatri Kedalagudde, Muthaiah Venkatachalam
  • Publication number: 20180310350
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods for a network initiated packet data network connection in communication systems are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Alexandre S. Stojanovski, Muthaiah Venkatachalam
  • Patent number: 10111118
    Abstract: Embodiments of system and method configurations for device discovery and connection establishment in connection with use of device-to-device (D2D) and proximity-based services are generally described herein. In some examples, an evolved packet core (EPC) of a 3GPP Long Term Evolution or 3GPP Long Term Evolution-Advanced (LTE/LTE-A) network is arranged to assist D2D identification and discovery procedures at user equipment (UEs) connected to the LTE/LTE-A network. Various identification and discovery procedures may be implemented in connection with proximity detection and the establishment of communication times for the establishment of the D2D communication link, between the UEs. Accordingly, the EPC of the LTE/LTE-A network may assist the establishment of a device-to-device communication link between UEs on a wireless network employing a distinct wireless protocol (for example, a direct wireless network connection via a wireless local area network (WLAN) or wireless personal area network (WPAN)).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Kerstin Johnsson, Muthaiah Venkatachalam, Alexandre Saso Stojanovski
  • Patent number: 10104636
    Abstract: Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, user equipment (UE) comprises processing circuitry to connect to a network via an untrusted wireless local area network (WLAN) and determine a location of the UE to provide the location of the UE if a voice call is made by the UE via the untrusted WLAN. The UE provides the location of the UE to a Public-Safety Answering Point (PSAP) via one or more network nodes of the network via the untrusted WLAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Alexandre S. Stojanovski, Ana Lucia A. Pinheiro, Muthaiah Venkatachalam
  • Publication number: 20180288784
    Abstract: An architecture, for a cellular communications system, is described herein in which a “bearer-less” model is used for both the radio interface and the network core. Instead of using an individual Layer 2 bearer for each Quality of Service (QoS) class, in the architecture described herein, a common Layer 2 connection (e.g., a Layer 2 “fat pipe”) may be used to handle traffic flows between a User Equipment (UE) device and an external Packet Data Network (PDN). Additionally, a bearer-less architecture may be used in the radio interface (i.e., between User Equipment (UE) and the eNB).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Alexandre Stojanovski, Muthaiah Venkatachalam, Richard Burbidge