Patents by Inventor Omar Hassan

Omar Hassan 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: 11178030
    Abstract: The systems, devices, and methods discussed herein are directed to continuously providing Internet connection for user equipment (UE) connected to a router by monitoring availability of a primary data, or Internet, connection provided by a primary Internet service provider (ISP) for the router, upon determining that the primary data connection has become unavailable, switching to a secondary data, or Internet, connection established using a mobile network of a secondary ISP, and upon determining that the primary data connection has become available, switching back to the primary data connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Vinod Kumar, Dragos Dumitru Lazar, Omar Hassan
  • Patent number: 11145147
    Abstract: Systems and methods for location-aware scanning of an IoT beacon by a mobile device, and the authentication of the mobile device, are disclosed herein. The system detects when the mobile device is within a geofenced region associated with the IoT beacon and enables the scanning by the mobile device for signals from the beacon. Using the beacon signals received by the mobile device, the system detects when the mobile device and IoT beacon are sufficiently near one another. Once the mobile device and IoT beacon are sufficiently near each other, the system authenticates control of the mobile device over the IoT beacon by verifying an authentication key transmitted to a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher De La Garza, Omar Hassan, Dragos Lazar
  • Patent number: 11140175
    Abstract: A method of multi-factor authentication is performed by an access control device. In response to detecting a beacon signal transmitted by a user equipment (UE) via a short-range radio access technology (RAT) the access control device sends a query to a location server for a current location of the UE. The access control device then determines whether the UE is within a threshold distance of the access control device and, if so, begins monitoring a signal strength of one or more beacon signals transmitted by the UE. If the signal strength of the one or more beacon signals exceeds a signal strength threshold, then the access control device may generate an access signal to indicate that a user associated with the UE is authorized to access a protected resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Zhong, Dragos Lazar, Omar Hassan
  • Publication number: 20210176614
    Abstract: The disclosed technology includes a health engine that monitors and modifies customer-premises equipment (CPE) devices. The health engine can detect patterns in CPE device behavior, identify problems with CPE devices, and adjust CPE device configurations proactively or reactively to address problems or prevent problems. In some implementations, the health engine can instruct a CPE device or gateway to restart, update its software or firmware, notify a user of the CPE device of an unhealthy behavior pattern in a CPE device. The health engine can modify a CPE device prior to a user using the device or when the CPE device is inactive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Dragos Lazar, Leon Chung-Dai Yen, Omar Hassan
  • Patent number: 10959075
    Abstract: The disclosed technology includes a health engine that monitors and modifies customer-premises equipment (CPE) devices. The health engine can detect patterns in CPE device behavior, identify problems with CPE devices, and adjust CPE device configurations proactively or reactively to address problems or prevent problems. In some implementations, the health engine can instruct a CPE device or gateway to restart, update its software or firmware, notify a user of the CPE device of an unhealthy behavior pattern in a CPE device. The health engine can modify a CPE device prior to a user using the device or when the CPE device is inactive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Dragos Lazar, Leon Chung-Dai Yen, Omar Hassan
  • Publication number: 20210056786
    Abstract: Systems and methods for location-aware scanning of an IoT beacon by a mobile device, and the authentication of the mobile device, are disclosed herein. The system detects when the mobile device is within a geofenced region associated with the IoT beacon and enables the scanning by the mobile device for signals from the beacon. Using the beacon signals received by the mobile device, the system detects when the mobile device and IoT beacon are sufficiently near one another. Once the mobile device and IoT beacon are sufficiently near each other, the system authenticates control of the mobile device over the IoT beacon by verifying an authentication key transmitted to a server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher De La Garza, Omar Hassan, Dragos Lazar
  • Patent number: 10931721
    Abstract: Access to real-time communication services associated with real-time communication addresses may be provided based on a user account. A user logging in to a user account on one computing device may be provided with access to real-time communication services associated with a real-time communication address even when that real-time communication address is a real-time communication address for another device. Once logged in, the user may receive or initiate real-time communications for that real-time communication address at the computing device. The user may also add another real-time communication address that is not specific to any device to the user account. Communications to the other real-time communication address are routed to whatever device the user is logged in to. Also, the user may download a wireless communication application to a computing device to provide access to real-time communications over a telecommunication network that might otherwise be unavailable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Kanakrai Gajendra Chauhan, Omar Hassan
  • Patent number: 10929853
    Abstract: Systems and methods for implementing an in-store kiosk device as part of a retail reinvention and self-help care portal are disclosed. The in-store kiosk device may allow a consumer to self-diagnose problems with electronic devices, such as smart phones, and to seek technical or service related assistance with appropriate experts. The in-store kiosk device may also facilitate initiating a communication between the consumer and multiple experts, to help resolve any consumer technical or sales queries. In some examples, the in-store kiosk device has the added advantage of providing consumers with a means to have service or inventory-related issues addressed without having to wait for available in-store service staff. The in-store kiosk device may also facilitate electronic device exchange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Kanakrai Gajendra Chauhan, Omar Hassan
  • Patent number: 10887468
    Abstract: Systems and methods for adapting traditional landline telephones to make and receive Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) calls and other communications are described. In some embodiments, an adapter, adaptor, or other device or apparatus connects an IP router, such as a WiFi router or other access point, to a traditional landline telephone (e.g., a phone using dual-tone multi-frequency, or DTMF, signaling), enabling the traditional landline phone to make and/or receive VoIP calls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Lasso, Samir Hodroj, Della Conley, Omar Hassan, Dragos Lazar
  • Publication number: 20200404101
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing E911 services to a publicly-switched telephone network (PSTN) phone are described. In some embodiments, the systems and methods determine that the PSTN phone is connected to a voice over internet protocol (VoIP) adapter, identify an internet protocol (IP) address for an access point via which the adapter accesses an IP Multimedia System (IMS) network, determine a geographical location associated with the IP address, and enable E911 communications for the PSTN phone over the IMS network via the adapter based on the geographical location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Lasso, Samir Hodroj, Della Conley, Omar Hassan, Dragos Lazar
  • Patent number: 10769872
    Abstract: A method of controlling user access to a protected area is performed by an access control device. In response to detecting a beacon signal transmitted by a user equipment (UE) via a short-range radio access technology (RAT) the access control device determines whether the UE is within the protected area or in an exterior area that is outside the protected area. In some aspects, the access control device determines whether the UE is within the protected area or in the exterior area based on the received beacon signal. In response to determining that the UE is in the exterior area, the access control device performs a multi-factor authentication procedure. If the access control device determines that the UE is within the protected area, the access control device is configured to deny access to the protected area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Zhong, Dragos Lazar, Omar Hassan
  • Publication number: 20200204565
    Abstract: A method of multi-factor authentication is performed by an access control device. In response to detecting a voice command, the access control device sends a query to a location server for a current location of a user equipment (UE) included in a list of trusted UEs. The access control device may then receive an indication of the current location from the location server and in response thereto, the access control device may determine whether the current location of the UE is within a threshold distance of the access control device. If so, the access control device may generate an access signal that indicates that a user associated with the UE is authorized to access a protected resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Zhong, Dragos Lazar, Omar Hassan
  • Publication number: 20200204566
    Abstract: A method of multi-factor authentication is performed by an access control device. In response to detecting a beacon signal transmitted by a user equipment (UE) via a short-range radio access technology (RAT) the access control device sends a query to a location server for a current location of the UE. The access control device then determines whether the UE is within a threshold distance of the access control device and, if so, begins monitoring a signal strength of one or more beacon signals transmitted by the UE. If the signal strength of the one or more beacon signals exceeds a signal strength threshold, then the access control device may generate an access signal to indicate that a user associated with the UE is authorized to access a protected resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Zhong, Dragos Lazar, Omar Hassan
  • Publication number: 20200202647
    Abstract: A method of controlling user access to a protected area is performed by an access control device. In response to detecting a beacon signal transmitted by a user equipment (UE) via a short-range radio access technology (RAT) the access control device determines whether the UE is within the protected area or in an exterior area that is outside the protected area. In some aspects, the access control device determines whether the UE is within the protected area or in the exterior area based on the received beacon signal. In response to determining that the UE is in the exterior area, the access control device performs a multi-factor authentication procedure. If the access control device determines that the UE is within the protected area, the access control device is configured to deny access to the protected area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Zhong, Dragos Lazar, Omar Hassan
  • Publication number: 20200184531
    Abstract: Techniques for operating an autonomous retail system (ARS) are discussed herein. An ARS may include input devices, output devices, input-output (I/O) devices, and an inventory of items. The ARS may send or receive connection request with user equipment, such as a mobile device, and a connection may be established between the user equipment and the ARS. Techniques for identifying and authenticating the user equipment are discussed herein. The ARS may cause a display of the inventory of items on a display of the user equipment. The display of the ARS may be mirrored on the display of the user equipment. A user, via the user equipment, may provide indication(s) including a selection of an action such as a purchase action and selection of an item based on the action. Based on the indication(s), the ARS may dispense the item to the user. Scheduling techniques are discussed for the ARS to provide service to multiple customers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Leon Chung-Dai Yen, Omar Hassan
  • Patent number: 10671986
    Abstract: Systems and method are described herein for self-serve retail locations (e.g., interactive vending machines or kiosks) that are capable of handling the distribution, collection, and diagnosis of mobile devices in an on-demand manner. The self-serve retail locations may operate continuously (e.g., 24 hours a day, seven days a week). The mobile devices that are rentable and/or purchasable from the self-serve retail location may be equipped and/or activated with service plans (e.g., call, messaging, and/or data plans) offered by a local telecommunications service provider. The service plans may be pre-configured or may be customized in real-time by a user. The self-service retail locations may operate without human intervention, and may be deployed with minimal overhead at several destinations with a much smaller footprint than typical retail locations. A user may access the self-serve retail location to rent and/or purchase mobile devices as well as return previously rented and/or purchased mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Leon Chung-Dai Yen, Omar Hassan
  • Patent number: 10652792
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatically recognizing a user equipment (UE) associated with a person who enters a storefront are disclosed. A modified small cell (such as a femtocell or picocell) extracts, from a request to register or initiate a handover procedure, information identifying the user equipment (e.g., IMEI) and information indicating the identity of a user profile associated with the user equipment (e.g., IMSI). The IMEI and IMSI may be used to query a mobile carrier Home Subscriber Service (HSS) database to obtain customer information associated with the IMEI and IMSI data. The customer information may be used to query a database of the storefront to generate inventory information, such as promotional information or other marketing or sales information, which may be transmitted to the user equipment for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Leon Chung-Dai Yen, Omar Hassan
  • Publication number: 20200120461
    Abstract: The disclosed technology includes a health engine that monitors and modifies customer-premises equipment (CPE) devices. The health engine can detect patterns in CPE device behavior, identify problems with CPE devices, and adjust CPE device configurations proactively or reactively to address problems or prevent problems. In some implementations, the health engine can instruct a CPE device or gateway to restart, update its software or firmware, notify a user of the CPE device of an unhealthy behavior pattern in a CPE device. The health engine can modify a CPE device prior to a user using the device or when the CPE device is inactive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Dragos Lazar, Leon Chung-Dai Yen, Omar Hassan
  • Publication number: 20190394692
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatically recognizing a user equipment (UE) associated with a person who enters a storefront are disclosed. A modified small cell (such as a femtocell or picocell) extracts, from a request to register or initiate a handover procedure, information identifying the user equipment (e.g., IMEI) and information indicating the identity of a user profile associated with the user equipment (e.g., IMSI). The IMEI and IMSI may be used to query a mobile carrier Home Subscriber Service (HSS) database to obtain customer information associated with the IMEI and IMSI data. The customer information may be used to query a database of the storefront to generate inventory information, such as promotional information or other marketing or sales information, which may be transmitted to the user equipment for display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Leon Chung-Dai Yen, Omar Hassan
  • Patent number: 10511944
    Abstract: The disclosed technology includes a health engine that monitors and modifies customer-premises equipment (CPE) devices. The health engine can detect patterns in CPE device behavior, identify problems with CPE devices, and adjust CPE device configurations proactively or reactively to address problems or prevent problems. In some implementations, the health engine can instruct a CPE device or gateway to restart, update its software or firmware, notify a user of the CPE device of an unhealthy behavior pattern in a CPE device. The health engine can modify a CPE device prior to a user using the device or when the CPE device is inactive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Dragos Lazar, Leon Chung-Dai Yen, Omar Hassan