Patents by Inventor Rafia Inam

Rafia Inam 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: 20200344142
    Abstract: A method and a coordinating node for providing at least one current analysis result relating to a link are disclosed. The coordinating node obtains a set of previous analysis results relating to at least one segment of the link. The coordinating node identifies a set of unreliable segments based on the set of previous analysis results and based on a condition for defining any segment as unreliable. The coordinating node performs a respective analysis of each unreliable segment of the set of unreliable segments to obtain a respective current analysis result for said each unreliable segment. Furthermore, the coordinating node sends, to the first node, the respective current analysis result. A corresponding computer program and a computer program carrier are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Athanasios KARAPANTELAKIS, Lackis ELEFTHERIADIS, Rafia INAM
  • Patent number: 10798736
    Abstract: A method performed by a first network node (110), for managing channel access for a Wireless Device (WD) (120). The WD (120) supports one or more Radio Access Technologies (RATs). The first network node (110) receives a radio channel access request from the WD (120), which radio channel access request comprises information regarding a number of requirements on the channel access. The first network node (110) determines a channel access schedule based on the received information and channel statuses for the channels and RATs available within a geographical served by the first network node (110). The channel access schedule comprises information about the radio channel assigned to the WD (120). The first network node (110) further sends the channel access schedule to the WD (120).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Athanasios Karapantelakis, Rafia Inam, Konstantinos Vandikas, Aneta Vulgarakis Feljan
  • Publication number: 20200296570
    Abstract: Method performed by a first network node (111) for handling content in an Information-Centric Network (ICN). The first network node (111) operates in a wireless communications network (100). The first network node (111) obtains (502) an indication about one or more network nodes (130) where a request for a content by a wireless device (151) operating in the wireless communications network (100) is predicted to be received in one or more future time periods. The one or more network nodes (130) operate in the wireless communications network (100) supporting ICN. The first network node (111) then initiates instructing (503) at least a subset of the one or more network nodes (130) to obtain the content prior to the one or more future time periods. Also described are a second network node (112), a third network node (133), and the wireless device (151), for facilitating handling the content in the ICN.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2016
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Rafia INAM, Neiva LINDQVIST, Ioanna PAPPA, Maxim TESLENKO, Konstantinos VANDIKAS, Aneta VULGARAKIS FELJAN
  • Publication number: 20200245004
    Abstract: A method for adapting a piece of live content includes determining a reference group including at least one reference content consumer device being associated with a reference user and including a user state device for detecting a user state; determining that the piece of live content is streamed to the content consumer devices of the reference group; obtaining, from at least one of the content consumer devices of the reference group, at least one respective emotion indicator; determining an emotion; determining a target group comprising at least one target content consumer device being associated with a target user; triggering adapting of the piece of live content based on the at least one emotion indicator and a preference; and triggering the adapted content to be delayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Athanasios KARAPANTELAKIS, Rafia INAM, Konstantinos VANDIKAS, Keven Wang
  • Publication number: 20200137567
    Abstract: Methods and devices enable connecting devices to cellular networks using the devices' hardware identifiers. Subscriber records include a hardware identifier assigned when the devices are manufactured. A target hardware identifier included in an attachment request is associated with an International Mobile Subscriber Identity, IMSI, available to the cellular network if, according to subscriber records, the device is registered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Athanasios Karapantelakis, Ioannis FIKOURAS, Rafia INAM, Qiang Li, Leonid MOKRUSHIN, Maxim TESLENKO, Konstantinos VANDIKAS, Aneta VULGARAKIS FELJAN
  • Patent number: 10623997
    Abstract: According to a first aspect of embodiments herein, the object is achieved by a method performed by a mobile terminal for uploading a file in a communications network. After the mobile terminal (201) has selected a buffering module to be used for uploading the file, it sends (202) to the selected buffering module, the file to be uploaded in the communications network. The mobile terminal receives (204) a notification from the selected buffering module. The notification is about an estimated time to any one or more out of: upload start and upload end. The mobile terminal then refrains (205) from re-sending to the selected buffering module the file to be uploaded in the communications network until the estimated time to any one or more out of: upload start and upload end has expired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Elena Fersman, Mikael Anneroth, Rafia Inam, Magnus Olsson
  • Patent number: 10582415
    Abstract: A method performed by an associating unit, for setting up bearers in a communications network being congested is provided. The associating unit serves a mobile terminal comprising an application related to communication over the communications network. The associating unit, a network node and the mobile terminal operate in the communications network. The associating unit receives (301) information from the network node. The information is about a current congestion level of the communications network. The associating unit further receives (302) a selected preference level for the application from the mobile terminal. When the communications network is congested, the associating unit sets up (303), a set of bearers with different levels of priority in the communications network, based on the current congestion level of the communications network. This is performed by associating a bearer with its priority level with the application based on the selected preference level of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Rafia Inam, Elena Fersman, Jens Malmodin, Sébastien Pierrel
  • Patent number: 10531306
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to a method performed by a network node (100,12,14) for performing allocation of at least a part of a spectrum of radio resources to one or more radio network nodes in a wireless communication network (1). The network node (100,12,14) receives condition data from the one or more radio network nodes, wherein each condition data indicates a condition of a respective radio network node out of the one or more radio network nodes. The network node (100,12,14) performs an allocation of at least a part of the spectrum of radio resources to the one or more radio network nodes based on the received condition data. The network node (100,12,14) transmits to the one or more network nodes, data indicating the allocation of the at least a part of the spectrum of radio resources for the one or more radio network nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Leonid Mokrushin, Elena Fersman, Rafia Inam, Athanasios Karapantelakis, Maxim Teslenko
  • Publication number: 20190356575
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to a method performed by a communication node for handling packets in a communication network, which communication network is an ICN network. The communication node adds a time stamp to a packet, which packet is requesting content of a service or comprises at least a part of the content of the service and is of a format associated with the ICN network, and which time stamp is added into an ICN header of the packet. Furthermore, the communication node transmits the packet with the added time stamp towards another communication node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Rafia INAM, Lian ARAUJO, Hongxin LIANG, Neiva LINDER, Leonid MOKRUSHIN, Aneta VULGARAKIS FELJAN, Keven WANG
  • Publication number: 20190312819
    Abstract: A method performed in a network node for handling an Internet Protocol, IP, packet. The IP packet originates from a source node and addresses to a destination node in an IP communication network. Upon receipt of the IP packet, the network node decapsulates the IP packet to obtain, from a network layer header of the IP packet, an indication of a point in time to drop the IP packet. The point in time to drop the IP packet is based on a first maximum delay of the IP packet between the source node and the destination node. The first maximum delay was obtained from an application software running on the source node. The network node determines whether or not to drop the IP packet based on the indication, using a clock of the network node synchronized with a clock of the source node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2016
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Keven WANG, Rafia INAM, Hongxin LIANG, Leonid MOKRUSHIN
  • Publication number: 20190200170
    Abstract: Methods and devices enable communication via a wireless network with moving vehicles, depending on the likelihood or presence of an emergency situation. The communication may be enabled also when an Internet connection is present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Qiang LI, Rafia INAM, Aneta VULGARAKIS FELJAN
  • Publication number: 20190182212
    Abstract: A gateway, a Connectivity Management System (CMS), a system and methods therein for assisting a server with collecting data from a capillary device are provided. The gateway collects the data from the capillary device; and transmits the data to the server via the CMS. The data is transmitted in a tunnel from the gateway to the CMS, wherein the tunnel is created according to a connectivity parameter associated to a key of the capillary device stored in the CMS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Hongxin LIANG, Elena FERSMAN, Rafia INAM, Athanasios KARAPANTELAKIS
  • Publication number: 20190174361
    Abstract: Methods, a wireless device (110), a radio network node (120) and a core network node (130) for reservation of bandwidth are disclosed. The wireless device (110) sends (A010), to the core network node (130), an inquiry for reservation of bandwidth. The inquiry comprises information about a route to be travelled by the wireless device (110), a start time, and an indication about the bandwidth to be reserved. The core network node (130) sends (A040), to the radio network node (120), a command for reservation of the bandwidth to be reserved for the wireless device (110). The command comprises the indication, information relating to one or more cells of the radio network node (120), in which one or more cells bandwidth is to be reserved according to the indication, a parameter indicating a period of time during which the wireless device (110) is expected to make use of at least some of the bandwidth to be reserved, and an identity of the wireless device (110).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Jing Fu, Rafia Inam, Vlasios Tsiatsis, Aneta Vulgarakis Feljan
  • Patent number: 10299299
    Abstract: A control node (e.g., MME, BSC, RNC), a database (e.g., distributed database) and associated methods are described herein for attaching a UE which is embedded within a device (e.g., vehicle) to a telecommunication network and selecting a gateway (e.g., P-GW, S-GW, SGSN, GGSN) for a connection (e.g., PDN connection) so that the UE can connect to an external network like the Internet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Konstantinos Vandikas, Ioannis Fikouras, Rafia Inam, Athanasios Karapantelakis, Qiang Li, Leonid Mokrushin, Aneta Vulgarakis Feljan
  • Publication number: 20190132867
    Abstract: A method performed by a first network node (110), for managing channel access for a Wireless Device (WD) (120). The WD (120) supports one or more Radio Access Technologies (RATs). The first network node (110) receives a radio channel access request from the WD (120), which radio channel access request comprises information regarding a number of requirements on the channel access. The first network node (110) determines a channel access schedule based on the received information and channel statuses for the channels and RATs available within a geographical served by the first network node (110). The channel access schedule comprises information about the radio channel assigned to the WD (120). The first network node (110) further sends the channel access schedule to the WD (120).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Athanasios Karapantelakis, Rafia Inam, Konstantinos Vandikas, Aneta Vulgarakis Feljan
  • Publication number: 20190090286
    Abstract: A control node (e.g., MME, BSC, RNC), a database (e.g., distributed database) and associated methods are described herein for attaching a UE which is embedded within a device (e.g., vehicle) to a telecommunication network and selecting a gateway (e.g., P-GW, S-GW, SGSN, GGSN) for a connection (e.g., PDN connection) so that the UE can connect to an external network like the Internet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Konstantinos Vandikas, Ioannis Fikouras, Rafia Inam, Athanasios Karapantelakis, Qiang Li, Leonid Mokrushin, Aneta Vulgarakis Feljan
  • Publication number: 20190035269
    Abstract: A method and a traffic control entity (100) for controlling a group of vehicles (104) capable of autonomous driving without requiring a driver, to allow an emergency vehicle (102) to pass the group of vehicles (104) which are travelling concurrently in multiple lanes on a road. When detecting that the emergency vehicle (102) is approaching the group of vehicles (104) e.g. from behind, the vehicles in the group (104) are identified based on information (108) about current position and movement of the vehicles (104). The traffic control entity (100) then issues a command (106) instructing the identified vehicles to adjust their lateral positions relative the lanes to create a passage along the group of vehicles (104). Thereby, the emergency vehicle (102) is able to move through the passage without having to slow down significantly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Craig DONOVAN, Elena FERSMAN, Rafia INAM, Sébastien PIERREL, Vlasios TSIATSIS
  • Publication number: 20190014502
    Abstract: According to a first aspect of embodiments herein, the object is achieved by a method performed by a mobile terminal for uploading a file in a communications network. After the mobile terminal (201) has selected a buffering module to be used for uploading the file, it sends (202) to the selected buffering module, the file to be uploaded in the communications network. The mobile terminal receives (204) a notification from the selected buffering module. The notification is about an estimated time to any one or more out of: upload start and upload end. The mobile terminal then refrains (205) from re-sending to the selected buffering module the file to be uploaded in the communications network until the estimated time to any one or more out of: upload start and upload end has expired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Elena Fersman, Mikael Anneroth, Rafia Inam, Magnus Olsson
  • Publication number: 20190007864
    Abstract: A method performed by an associating unit, for setting up bearers in a communications network being congested is provided. The associating unit serves a mobile terminal comprising an application related to communication over the communications network. The associating unit, a network node and the mobile terminal operate in the communications network. The associating unit receives (301) information from the network node. The information is about a current congestion level of the communications network. The associating unit further receives (302) a selected preference level for the application from the mobile terminal. When the communications network is congested, the associating unit sets up (303), a set of bearers with different levels of priority in the communications network, based on the current congestion level of the communications network. This is performed by associating a bearer with its priority level with the application based on the selected preference level of the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Rafia INAM, Elena FERSMAN, Jens MALMODIN, Sébastien PIERREL
  • Publication number: 20180253976
    Abstract: Method performed by a communication device (150) to determine whether to allow a first vehicle (111) to overtake a vehicle platoon (120). The platoon (120) comprises two or more second vehicles (121, 122, 123, 124). The communication device obtains (202) information about the first vehicle (111), when the first vehicle (111) is within a first distance (131) behind the platoon (120). The communication device then determines (203) whether to allow the first vehicle (111) to overtake the platoon (120) based on the obtained information. The communication device then provides (207), based on a result of the determining (203), a first indication to at least one of: a) a first radio node (161) in the first vehicle (111), and b) a second radio node (162) in one of the second vehicles (121) in the platoon. A method performed by the first (161) and the second (162) radio nodes is also disclosed. Publ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Rafia Inam, Elena Fersman, Athanasios Karapantelakis, Konstantinos Vandikas