Patents by Inventor Nimal Gamini Senarath

Nimal Gamini Senarath 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: 10374965
    Abstract: A method for managing network slice enabled traffic on a communications network is disclosed. The network slice is instantiated on the communications network for providing connectivity resources to a network operator using the communications network. The method comprises measuring a traffic level indicative of the traffic enabled by the network slice; and adjusting the traffic enabled by the network slice in accordance with the traffic level and a network operator enabled function associated with the network slice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nimal Gamini Senarath, Hang Zhang, Sophie Vrzic
  • Publication number: 20190223055
    Abstract: There is provided a method and network management function for allocating a slice instance of a communications network. The method includes obtaining, by a management function, requirements for the slice instance and checking, by the management function, a feasibility of the slice instance requirements in view of one or more of network resources and network capabilities. The method further includes preparing, by the management function, a network environment for the slice instance in view of the slice instance requirements and commissioning, by the management function, the slice instance. The method may additionally or alternatively include terminating, modifying and/or deactivating the slice instance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Remziye Irern Bor Yaliniz, Chengchao Liang, Nimal Gamini Senarath
  • Patent number: 10356710
    Abstract: The present invention facilitates efficient and effective power management for wireless telecommunications. In one embodiment, presented approaches enable power savings in devices with a limited power supply (e.g., mobile devices operating on battery power supply, photocell, etc.). In one exemplary implementation, power smart channels facilitate power conservation. Power smart channel communications can be transmitted at lower power levels than conventional or normal channel communications. Presented power smart channel methods and systems can be implemented in a wireless cellular communication environment where power smart channels are established and used in accordance with various aspects and configurations of the components (e.g., location, remaining battery charge, multiple resource bands, etc.) in the wireless cellular communication environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nimal Gamini Senarath, Liqing Zhang
  • Patent number: 10349240
    Abstract: A method and system for responding to demand-based charging in a communication network, such as a 5G wireless communication network. Service providers and/or infrastructure providers adjust network usage pricing dynamically based on demand. Customers such as Virtual Network operators respond to pricing adjustments by adjusting their network usage, service requirements, and/or by re-negotiating the pricing structure. Network usage can be adjusted by controlling network traffic generated in response to activity of end-user devices of the Virtual Network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nimal Gamini Senarath, Hang Zhang, Sophie Vrzic
  • Patent number: 10334535
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) may compute uplink power control levels as a function of a downlink signal to noise ratio (SNIR). For example, the UE may determine an uplink transmit power level by summing a full power control (FPC) transmit power level, a product of a first adjustment factor (?) and the downlink SNIR, and a negative of a second adjustment factor (?2) when the product of the first adjustment factor (?) and the downlink SNIR is greater than or equal to the second adjustment factor (?2). A UE may also compute an uplink power control level as a function of target and/or current interference levels associated with neighboring base stations. A UE may also iteratively reduce a transmit power level until an interference level experienced by a neighboring base station has fallen below a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nimal Gamini Senarath, Israfil Bahceci, Peiying Zhu, Aaron James Callard
  • Patent number: 10321285
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for supporting customer charging in 5G networks are provided. Monitoring functions are instantiated at selected network locations for tracking access to network services. The monitoring functions provide charging information for use in customer billing. A customer can enter a service level agreement with a particular customized method of charging for service usage, and the monitoring functions can be customized to provide charging information according to the service level agreement. Charging can vary based on factors such as time of day, network congestion, service traffic characteristics, and geographic location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nimal Gamini Senarath, Hang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10321361
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods are provided for incorporating a quality of experience (QoE) assessment into requests or negotiations for a particular quality of service (QoS) for an application in a communications network. A network may provide service in accordance with a particular set of QoS parameters in order to meet a user's requested QoE. A user may select a particular QoE for an application depending on costs associated with the corresponding sets of QoS parameters available from the network. Functionality to determine the correlation between a user's QoE and sets of QoS parameters may be implemented primarily in a user's electronic communications device, primarily in a network device, or in both of these devices. A separate device may be used for determining the QoE and corresponding sets of QoS parameters for various services or applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nimal Gamini Senarath, Ngoc-Dung Dao
  • Patent number: 10313965
    Abstract: The present invention facilitates efficient and effective power management for wireless telecommunications. In one embodiment, presented approaches enable power savings in devices with a limited power supply (e.g., mobile devices operating on battery power supply, photocell, etc.). In one exemplary implementation, power smart channels facilitate power conservation. Power smart channel communications can be transmitted at lower power levels than conventional or normal channel communications. Presented power smart channel methods and systems can be implemented in a wireless cellular communication environment where power smart channels are established and used in accordance with various aspects and configurations of the components (e.g., location, remaining battery charge, multiple resource bands, etc.) in the wireless cellular communication environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nimal Gamini Senarath, Liqing Zhang
  • Patent number: 10313887
    Abstract: There is provided systems and methods for Network Function Virtualization (NFV) in a control plane. The NFV framework is be used to define a plurality of virtual network functions (VNFs), each of which can correspond to a function enabling operation of a communication network. There is provided a method and system for managing a plurality of network slices in a communication network, the method comprising: instantiating a Global Control Plane set apart from the plurality of network slices, the Global Control Plane configured to at least partially manage each of the plurality of network slices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sophie Vrzic, Hang Zhang, Nimal Gamini Senarath
  • Patent number: 10306515
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of wireless load balancing includes receiving, by a communications controller from a device, a plurality of messages including a plurality of demands of a plurality of UEs and a plurality of locations of the plurality of UEs, where the plurality of demands includes a demand of a UE of the plurality of UEs, where the plurality of locations includes a location of the first UE, and where the location of the UE is in a cell and determining a utility map in accordance with the plurality of demands and the plurality of locations. The method also includes determining a recommendation of user behavior of a user of the first UE in accordance with the utility map, the location of the first UE, and the demand of the UE and transmitting, by the communications controller to the UE, the recommendation of user behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Canada Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Rainer Schoenen, Ziyang Wang, Halim Yanikomeroglu, Nimal Gamini Senarath, Ngoc Dung Dao
  • Publication number: 20190158364
    Abstract: A method comprises communicating a specification of a network slice instance (NSI) that identifies a network function (NF), and operating the identified NF in accordance with the specification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hang ZHANG, Nimal Gamini SENARATH, Chengchao LIANG, Remziye Irem BOR-YALINIZ
  • Patent number: 10298580
    Abstract: An aspect of the disclosure provides a method for session admission at a node in an infrastructure provider network. The method includes receiving a connection request from a user equipment not associated with a network with which the infrastructure provider network is associated and obtaining from the user equipment, an identification of a service provider with which the infrastructure provider network is associated. Access authorization is then requested from the identified service provider. Embodiments allow such a process to provide government mandated free access, or for some other service provider to pay for the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nimal Gamini Senarath, Sophie Vrzic, Hang Zhang, Ngoc Dung Dao
  • Publication number: 20190149666
    Abstract: A method and system for providing Customer Service Management (CSM) a communication network, such as a 5G wireless communication network. The communication network provides at least one service involving one or more terminals serviced by the communication network. A CSM function is defined which is based upon said at least one service and customized to said at least one service, to provide service-customized CSM. CSM may provide service-based charging/billing, service-based context management, service-customized QoE control, service-customized network topology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nimal Gamini SENARATH, Hang ZHANG, Sophie VRZIC
  • Publication number: 20190141532
    Abstract: A telecom connectivity service provider (TCSP) and a method for allocating an infrastructure resource to a virtual network operator (VNO). A TCSP control element sends to a downstream control element, a request for a portion of the infrastructure to be allocated to the TCSP by an infrastructure provider (InP) and receives a response from the downstream control element providing access to and control of the allocated infrastructure. The TCSP control element can pool the allocated infrastructure with other resources allocated to the TCSP and/or communicate with an upstream control element for providing access to and control of the allocated infrastructure to the VNO. The downstream control element is a local InP control element or a downstream TCSP control element. The upstream control element is a VNO control element or an upstream TCSP control element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nimal Gamini SENARATH, Sophie VRZIC, Jaya RAO
  • Publication number: 20190132218
    Abstract: A method of providing telecommunication communication services to a customer, comprising, at a network management function (MF) of a telecommunication service provider: receiving an order in accordance with an agreement as to terms of a telecommunications service offering; accessing network resources that satisfy the terms of the service offering; initializing an instance of the service offering using the resources accessible thereby, creating at least one interface by which the telecommunications service offering is made available to the customer; and exposing each of the at least one created interfaces to enable a network MF of the customer to use the telecommunication.service offering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nimal Gamini SENARATH, Chengchao LIANG, Hang ZHANG
  • Patent number: 10271186
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for supporting customer charging in 5G networks are provided. Monitoring functions are instantiated at selected network locations for tracking access to network services. The monitoring functions provide charging information for use in customer billing. A customer can enter a service level agreement with a particular customized method of charging for service usage, and the monitoring functions can be customized to provide charging information according to the service level agreement. Charging can vary based on factors such as time of day, network congestion, service traffic characteristics, and geographic location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nimal Gamini Senarath, Hang Zhang
  • Publication number: 20190109768
    Abstract: A network management system configured to: selectively expose network management data; receive a request for a network service, the request including service requirements and parameters in accordance with the exposed network management data, wherein the service comprises a selected one of: Communication as a Service (CaaS), Network Slice as a Service (NSaaS), Network Slice Subnet as a Service (NSSaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS); and responsive to the received request, negotiate a service level agreement based on the service requirements and parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nimal Gamini SENARATH, Chengchao LIANG, Hang ZHANG, Remziye Irem BOR-YALINIZ
  • Patent number: 10257684
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for mission critical communications. In an aspect, a computer-implemented method may be implemented for a node device on a network to facilitate communication between a sending device and an intended recipient device. The node device may receive from the sending device a mission critical (MC) communication directed to the intended recipient device. The node device may process the received MC communication to produce processed MC data and cache some or all of the processed MC data. The node device may transmit at least a portion of the received MC communication, the processed MC data, and/or the cached MC data to the intended recipient device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ngoc Dung Dao, Nimal Gamini Senarath
  • Patent number: 10225781
    Abstract: Spoofed radio control signaling instructions can be used to dynamically adapt management of the radio interface by radio control processors. More specifically, spoofed radio control signaling can be communicated to an accelerator application instantiated on a device-side of a radio control processor. The accelerator application can pre-process the spoofed radio control signaling before forwarding the instructions to a generic radio control processor. In one example, the generic radio control processor has a universal configuration that is capable of being adapted to different telecommunication protocols based on the spoofed radio control signaling. In another example, the spoofed radio control channel signaling is translated into control instructions at the accelerator application, which are forwarded to the generic radio control processor. The control instructions govern processing of downlink data channel transmissions and/or specify parameters of uplink transmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Aaron James Callard, Nimal Gamini Senarath, Alex Stephenne
  • Patent number: 10212589
    Abstract: A telecom connectivity service provider (TCSP) and a method for allocating an infrastructure resource to a virtual network operator (VNO). A TCSP control element sends to a downstream control element, a request for a portion of the infrastructure to be allocated to the TCSP by an infrastructure provider (InP) and receives a response from the downstream control element providing access to and control of the allocated infrastructure. The TCSP control element can pool the allocated infrastructure with other resources allocated to the TCSP and/or communicate with an upstream control element for providing access to and control of the allocated infrastructure to the VNO. The downstream control element is a local InP control element or a downstream TCSP control element. The upstream control element is a VNO control element or an upstream TCSP control element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nimal Gamini Senarath, Sophie Vrzic, Jaya Rao