Patents by Inventor Nipun Sharma

Nipun Sharma 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: 20210168705
    Abstract: Methods and systems for performing multi-domain network slice selection and approval are provided. According to one aspect, a method performed by a Network Slice Selection Function comprises: receiving, from a requesting entity, a request for a network slice for use by a client device; upon determining that the network slice selection requires approval, identifying an Authorizing Network Function (ANF) for authorizing a network slice for the client device; determining a trust status of the ANF; identifying, based on the trust status, a network interface to use when communicating with the ANF; sending a slice selection authorization request to the ANF via the identified network interface; receiving from the ANF an approval status of a network slice; determining, based on the approval status and approval conditions, an allowed network slice; and sending, to the requesting entity, information including the allowed network slice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Virgilio Fiorese, Ignacio Rivas Molina, Nipun Sharma
  • Publication number: 20210076300
    Abstract: An access regulating device (22) for a communication terminal (10) using a communication network (12) obtains an indication (I) that the communication terminal (10) is a potentially compromised communication terminal, analyses the indication (I), selects type of communication restriction based on the analysis, where a first type of communication restriction comprises barring the communication terminal (10) from using the communication network (12) and a second type of communication restriction comprises limiting the use of the communication network (12) by the communication terminal (10), and informs (B1,B2; Q) at least one network node (16, 18; 24) responsible for handling communication restrictions of the type selected for the communication terminal (10) in order for the communication network (12) to effectuate the communication restriction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Athanasios KARAPANTELAKIS, Rohit SHUKLA, Nipun SHARMA, Venkata Sameer Kumar KODUKULA, Aditya Kumar SINHA, Praveen ARORA
  • Patent number: 10785634
    Abstract: Methods and systems for End-to-End (E2E) User Equipment (UE) trajectory network automation are herein provided. According to one aspect, a network node for E2E UE trajectory network automation, such as a Network Data Analytics Function (NWDAF), receives, from a requesting entity, information identifying a future E2E UE trajectory, the E2E UE trajectory comprising a start location, an end location, and zero or more intermediate locations between the start location and the end location; calculates a E2E mobility trajectory prediction for the identified future E2E UE trajectory; and sends, to the requesting entity, the calculated E2E mobility trajectory prediction. The requesting entity may be a trusted entity or an untrusted entity, such as a Third Party Provider (3PP) outside of the trusted domain of the network. If the requesting entity selects a mobility trajectory, the network node sends mobility management and optimization information to a Radio Access Network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Virgilio Fiorese, Saulo Almeida Montenegro de Sa, Rakesh Bajpai, Vinicius Samuel Landi Fiorese, Tushar Sabharwal, Nipun Sharma, Rohit Shukla
  • Publication number: 20200288296
    Abstract: Methods and systems for End-to-End (E2E) User Equipment (UE) trajectory network automation are herein provided. According to one aspect, a network node for E2E U E trajectory network automation, such as a Network Data Analytics Function (NWDAF), receives, from a requesting entity, information identifying a future E2E UE trajectory, the E2E UE trajectory comprising a start location, an end location, and zero or more intermediate locations between the start location and the end location; calculates a E2E mobility trajectory prediction for the identified future E2E UE trajectory; and sends, to the requesting entity, the calculated E2E mobility trajectory prediction. The requesting entity may be a trusted entity or an untrusted entity, such as a Third Party Provider (3PP) outside of the trusted domain of the network. If the requesting entity selects a mobility trajectory, the network node sends mobility management and optimization information to a Radio Access Network node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Virgilio Fiorese, Saulo Almeida Montenegro de Sa, Rakesh Bajpai, Vinicius Samuel Landi Fiorese, Tushar Sabharwal, Nipun Sharma, Rohit Shukla
  • Publication number: 20200280865
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein that relate to deferring delivery of non-Internet Protocol (IP) data in a wireless communication system via a Non-IP Data Delivery (NIDD) procedure based on a power source status of a serving Radio Access Network (RAN) node of a target wireless device. In some embodiments, a method of operation of a network node comprises receiving, from an exposure function, a NIDD request comprising data from an application server to be delivered to a wireless device via a NIDD procedure. The method further comprises making a determination as to whether to deliver the data to the wireless device via the NIDD procedure based on a power source status of a RAN node associated with the wireless device. In this manner, delivery of the non-IP data can be deferred depending on the power source status of the RAN node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: George Foti, Venkata Sameer Kumar Kodukula, Nipun Sharma, Aditya Kumar Sinha
  • Patent number: 10511722
    Abstract: This specification presents methods and apparatus in a user equipment, packet data gateway, online charging server and policy server for enabling a user equipment with a prepaid subscription to select an application to download and obtain its downloadable size and reserve charging credits and resources at the network prior to downloading the application in accordance with the downloadable size thus allowing the prepaid user to secure the successful entire download of the application without running the risk of depleting the prepaid account while downloading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Nipun Sharma, George Foti, Lila Madour
  • Publication number: 20190182386
    Abstract: This specification presents methods and apparatus in a user equipment, packet data gateway, online charging server and policy server for enabling a user equipment with a prepaid subscription to select an application to download and obtain its downloadable size and reserve charging credits and resources at the network prior to downloading the application in accordance with the downloadable size thus allowing the prepaid user to secure the successful entire download of the application without running the risk of depleting the prepaid account while downloading.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Nipun SHARMA, George FOTI, Lila MADOUR
  • Patent number: 10091008
    Abstract: A method and apparatus advantageously consider historic usage data in determining the credit reservations made against subscriber accounts during online charging operations. In particular, with respect to a communication between first and second parties that is subject to online charging, the method and apparatus use historic usage data associated with at least one of the first and second parties, to determine credit reservations against an involved subscriber account. This approach makes the credit reservation better reflect the usage pattern or history of one or both parties. In some embodiments, the historic usage data is generalized with respect to the called or contacted party. In other embodiments, the historic usage data is generalized with respect to the calling or contacting party. In still other embodiments, the historic usage data is particularized to reflect a historic usage pattern of communication between the first and second parties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Nipun Sharma, Robert Törnkvist
  • Publication number: 20180097644
    Abstract: A method and apparatus advantageously consider historic usage data in determining the credit reservations made against subscriber accounts during online charging operations. In particular, with respect to a communication between first and second parties that is subject to online charging, the method and apparatus use historic usage data associated with at least one of the first and second parties, to determine credit reservations against an involved subscriber account. This approach makes the credit reservation better reflect the usage pattern or history of one or both parties. In some embodiments, the historic usage data is generalized with respect to the called or contacted party. In other embodiments, the historic usage data is generalized with respect to the calling or contacting party. In still other embodiments, the historic usage data is particularized to reflect a historic usage pattern of communication between the first and second parties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Nipun SHARMA, Robert TÖRNKVIST
  • Publication number: 20160182244
    Abstract: The teachings herein relate to charging for multimedia content, such as Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service, MBMS, content, that is provided for subscriber consumption through a communication network, such as a wireless communication network. One aspect of the teachings involves the advantageous inclusion of content location information in the context of generating or sending charging-related messages, in association with requested multimedia content. The content location information indicates, for example, whether the requested multimedia content is available for delivery to a subscriber device associated with the request from a data store that internal to the network. This functionality enables differentiated charging as a function of the content location indicated by the content location information included in the charging-related message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: David Shrader, Saket Kumar, Thorsten Lohmar, Nipun Sharma