Patents by Inventor Raj S. Chaugule

Raj S. Chaugule 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: 20240171964
    Abstract: A method is performed by a set of one or more servers and includes receiving, from a first user equipment (UE) to be activated with a cellular carrier for a user, and at the set of one or more servers, information identifying a second UE of the user and authentication information for authenticating the user with the cellular carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2024
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Inventors: Raj S. Chaugule, Alex M. Was, Avinash Narasimhan, Damien R. Holzapfel, He Zheng, Li Li, Timothy M. Sheridan, Vikram B. Yerrabommanahalli
  • Publication number: 20240147219
    Abstract: This application describes provisioning a secondary electronic subscriber identity module (eSIM) to a wireless device to access a cellular wireless network of a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) to supplement and offload from a cellular wireless network of a mobile network operator (MNO) that provides cellular wireless services to users of the MVNO. Provisioning of the secondary eSIM can be triggered after i) boot up of the wireless device or ii) insertion of a primary SIM/eSIM that provides MVNO cellular service access via the MNO cellular wireless network. Provisioning can be anchored by an MVNO entitlement server or by a manufacturer device services server. Provisioning can also be triggered by the MNO cellular wireless network after attachment of the wireless device. Authentication and authorization of the wireless device to obtain the secondary eSIM can be based on the primary SIM/eSIM or on secure communication with the manufacturer device services server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2022
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Inventors: Raj S. CHAUGULE, Francisco J. GONZALEZ, Jianwei CHEN, John BASACCHI, Li LI, Nai Tao CUI
  • Publication number: 20240080654
    Abstract: This application sets forth techniques for dynamically managing a provisioning electronic subscriber identity module (eSIM) for a wireless device. A provisioning eSIM is installed in the wireless device to provide a limited functionality connectivity option for essential services, such as device activation and user eSIM provisioning. To reduce signaling load on a network and to conserve wireless device battery power, the provisioning eSIM is reconfigured between an inactive state and an active state dynamically based on user actions and system requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Inventors: Li LI, Abishek Kumar VAIDYANATHAN, Kanuganti Rajeswar REDDY, Keizo MARUI, Mohanasundaram KATTAVOOR SIVAKUMAR, Rohan WADAGERI, Zexing SHI, Raj S. CHAUGULE
  • Patent number: 11924916
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is configured to transmit, to a cellular carrier, a request to activate the UE with the cellular carrier. The UE is also configured to, in response to receiving an authentication request for authenticating a user of the UE, transmit, to the cellular carrier, information identifying another UE and authentication information for authenticating the user ; prompt the user, via a display of the UE, to provide, to an input system of the UE, verification information transmitted to the other UE; transmit, to the cellular carrier, the verification information; and in response to validation of the verification information by the cellular carrier, receive an embedded subscriber identity module (eSIM) subscription transferred from the other UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Raj S. Chaugule, Alex M. Was, Avinash Narasimhan, Damien R. Holzapfel, He Zheng, Li Li, Timothy M. Sheridan, Vikram B. Yerrabommanahalli
  • Patent number: 11903090
    Abstract: This Application sets forth techniques for cloud-based cellular service management for a set of associated mobile wireless devices, including maintenance of information for one or more subscriber identity modules (SIMs) and/or electronic SIMs (eSIMs) used by the set of mobile wireless devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Raj S. Chaugule, Can Xiong, Li Li, Zexing Shi
  • Publication number: 20240031795
    Abstract: This Application describes mechanisms for enterprise remote management of cellular services provided via access credentials, e.g., subscriber identity modules (SIMs) and/or electronic SIMs (eSIMs), for wireless devices. To minimize requirements for user interaction, installation and management of business-supplied cellular service profiles on the wireless device can intercept alert notifications to reduce interruptions and allow for background management of the business-supplied cellular service profiles. Additionally, a business enterprise can use multiple, distinct services to initiate installation of an eSIM to a wireless device. When two different services attempt to install eSIMs on the wireless device in parallel, management software on the wireless device can control an order of installation and disallow duplicate installations of an identical eSIM to the wireless device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Inventors: Can XIONG, Sherman X. JIN, Eric ZELENKA, Graham S. McLUHAN, Li LI, Rafael L. RIVERA-BARRETO, Raj S. CHAUGULE, Rohan C. MALTHANKAR
  • Publication number: 20240007847
    Abstract: This Application sets forth techniques for managing electronic subscriber identity module (eSIM) profiles at a wireless device, including accommodating delays and/or error conditions that can occur during provisioning, installation, and/or activation of an eSIM for the wireless device. A wireless device implements one or more monitoring modes to determine changes in status of a newly installed eSIM, a re-activated eSIM, and/or a replenished data eSIM, and learn when the eSIM can be used to access services of a cellular wireless network. The wireless device can detect eSIM status changes based on messages received from a cellular wireless network or by testing data connections to a pre-configured test connectivity end point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2023
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Inventors: Raj S. CHAUGULE, He ZHENG, Li LI, Suraj GUPTA
  • Publication number: 20240007848
    Abstract: This Application sets forth techniques for managing electronic subscriber identity module (eSIM) profiles at a wireless device, including accommodating delays and/or error conditions that can occur during provisioning, installation, and/or activation of an eSIM for the wireless device. A wireless device implements one or more monitoring modes to determine changes in status of a newly installed eSIM, a re-activated eSIM, and/or a replenished data eSIM, and learn when the eSIM can be used to access services of a cellular wireless network. The wireless device can detect eSIM status changes based on messages received from a cellular wireless network or by testing data connections to a pre-configured test connectivity end point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2023
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Inventors: Raj S. CHAUGULE, He ZHENG, Li LI, Suraj GUPTA
  • Patent number: 11864267
    Abstract: This Application describes mechanisms to transfer cellular service plans and associated credentials efficiently between wireless devices. Information regarding transferability of cellular services for SIMs/eSIMs to a wireless device are obtained from locally stored or remotely accessible cellular service information and/or associated mobile network operator (MNO) information. Access to network-based servers to determine transferability and/or to effect transfer can use non-cellular connections when available. Transferability information can be presented to a user to narrow selection of cellular service plans to transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Raj S. Chaugule, Anish Kumar Goyal, Elliot S. Briggs, Li Li, Zexing Shi
  • Publication number: 20230413034
    Abstract: This Application sets forth techniques for provisioning and activating an electronic subscriber identity module (eSIM) as a primary SIM for a mobile wireless device that includes a limited functionality physical SIM (pSIM) associated with a particular mobile network operator (MNO) and installed in the mobile wireless device at a time of manufacture. An eSIM associated with the particular MNO is reserved during a sales order process and later activated during device activation after receipt by a user using a secure over-the-air (OTA) cellular connection enabled by the limited functionality pSIM, when a non-cellular connection or other Internet accessible connection is available. Dual SIM device configuration processes can be suppressed during activation of the eSIM. After successful attachment of the mobile wireless device to a cellular wireless network of the particular MNO using credentials of the eSIM, the limited functionality pSIM is disabled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventors: Raj S. CHAUGULE, He ZHENG, Li LI, Vikram Bhaskara YERRABOMMANAHALLI, Chandiramohan VASUDEVAN
  • Publication number: 20230413036
    Abstract: This Application sets forth techniques for transfer of a cellular wireless service plan associated with a SIM or an semis between non-linked wireless devices. A target wireless device broadcasts an advertisement beacon requesting transfer of a cellular wireless service plan. After successful authentication with a source wireless device, using a manually entered verification code or a QR verification code, the target wireless device selects a cellular wireless service plan to transfer. The source wireless device obtains a transfer token from an MNO entitlement server for transfer of the selected cellular wireless service plan and provides the transfer token to the target wireless device via a secure, short distance Bluetooth connection or, alternatively, embedded in an encrypted QR code. The target wireless device uses the transfer token to obtain a new eSIM associated with transfer of the cellular wireless service plan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventors: Raj S. CHAUGULE, Bob BRADLEY, Can XIONG, Li LI, Najeeb M. ABDULRAHIMAN, Zexing SHI
  • Publication number: 20230413035
    Abstract: This application sets forth techniques for transfer of a cellular wireless service plan associated with a SIM or an eSIM between non-linked wireless devices. A target wireless device broadcasts an advertisement beacon requesting transfer of a cellular wireless service plan. After successful authentication with a source wireless device, using a manually entered verification code or a QR verification code, the target wireless device selects a cellular wireless service plan to transfer. The source wireless device obtains a transfer token from an MNO entitlement server for transfer of the selected cellular wireless service plan and provides the transfer token to the target wireless device via a secure, short distance Bluetooth connection or, alternatively, embedded in an encrypted QR code. The target wireless device uses the transfer token to obtain a new eSIM associated with transfer of the cellular wireless service plan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventors: Raj S. CHAUGULE, Bob BRADLEY, Can XIONG, Li LI, Najeeb M. ABDULRAHIMAN, Zexing SHI
  • Publication number: 20230413169
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is configured to determine that a private enterprise deployed cellular network is available, determine that a Wi-Fi network is available at a same time as the private enterprise deployed cellular network and prioritize connection to the private enterprise deployed cellular network over the Wi-Fi network based on one or more conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventors: Raj S CHAUGULE, Ajoy K. SINGH, Henri S. BERGER, Li LI, Nai Tao CUI
  • Publication number: 20230396989
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods to transfer user preferences for cellular wireless service associated credentials transferred from a source device to a target device. Transfer of credentials can include physically moving a physical subscriber identity module (SIM) card between devices, transfer of cellular wireless service from a first SIM card at the source device to a second SIM card at the target device, and/or transfer of cellular wireless services for one or more electronic SIMs (eSIMs) from the source device to the target device. Preferences associated with some or all of the transferred SIMs/eSIMs can be applied at the target device when certain matching criteria are satisfied. Exemplary matching criteria include matching identifiers, such as integrated circuit card identifier (ICCID) values, mobile station international subscriber directory number (MSISDN) values, and/or mappings thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2023
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Inventors: Anish Kumar GOYAL, Li LI, Raj S. CHAUGULE, Vladimir M. APPEL
  • Patent number: 11812506
    Abstract: This Application describes mechanisms for enterprise remote management of cellular services provided via access credentials, e.g., subscriber identity modules (SIMs) and/or electronic SIMS (eSIMs), for wireless devices. To minimize requirements for user interaction, installation and management of business-supplied cellular service profiles on the wireless device can intercept alert notifications to reduce interruptions and allow for background management of the business-supplied cellular service profiles. Additionally, a business enterprise can use multiple, distinct services to initiate installation of an eSIM to a wireless device. When two different services attempt to install eSIMs on the wireless device in parallel, management software on the wireless device can control an order of installation and disallow duplicate installations of an identical eSIM to the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Can Xiong, Sherman X. Jin, Eric Zelenka, Graham S. McLuhan, Li Li, Rafael L. Rivera-Barreto, Raj S. Chaugule, Rohan C. Malthankar
  • Patent number: 11778472
    Abstract: Methods and devices for a user equipment (UE) device to utilize an electronic subscriber identity module (eSIM) to provide backup cellular connectivity for essential services and security enhancements. A UE device receives user input to alter an operational state of the UE. The user input may include removing a physical subscriber identity module (SIM) card installed in the UE or attempting to power off the UE. In response to receiving the user input, an authorization process is initiated. In response to determining that the authorization process has failed, a security enhancement is implemented for the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gahima S. Mbonye, Eduardo de Almeida Abrantes, Krishna Myneni, Lakshmi N. Kavuri, Murtaza A. Shikari, Raj S. Chaugule, Sanjeevi Balasubramanian, Shiva Krishna Narra, Srinivasan Nimmala, Sriram Subramanian, Vikram B Yerrabommanahalli
  • Patent number: 11758384
    Abstract: This Application sets forth techniques for provisioning and activating an electronic subscriber identity module (eSIM) as a primary SIM for a mobile wireless device that includes a limited functionality physical SIM (pSIM) associated with a particular mobile network operator (MNO) and installed in the mobile wireless device at a time of manufacture. An eSIM associated with the particular MNO is reserved during a sales order process and later activated during device activation after receipt by a user using a secure over-the-air (OTA) cellular connection enabled by the limited functionality pSIM, when a non-cellular connection or other Internet accessible connection is available. Dual SIM device configuration processes can be suppressed during activation of the eSIM. After successful attachment of the mobile wireless device to a cellular wireless network of the particular MNO using credentials of the eSIM, the limited functionality pSIM is disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Raj S. Chaugule, He Zheng, Li Li, Vikram Bhaskara Yerrabommanahalli, Chandiramohan Vasudevan
  • Patent number: 11736931
    Abstract: This Application sets forth techniques for provisioning and activating electronic subscriber identity modules (eSIMs) for mobile wireless devices. An eSIM is reserved during a sales order process and later activated during device activation after receipt by a user. An option for eSIM installation in place of (or in addition to) physical SIM installation is provided when purchasing the mobile wireless device. The reserved eSIM can replace a previous SIM/eSIM or be a new eSIM. During device activation, installation and activation of the eSIM occurs. Activation of the eSIM can occur before or after deactivation of a transferred SIM/eSIM. The mobile wireless device accounts for propagation delay of eSIM activation through MNO servers by disabling and re-enabling the eSIM until initial attachment to an MNO cellular wireless network succeeds or a maximum number of retry attempts is reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Raj S. Chaugule, Li Li, Vikram Bhaskara Yerrabommanahalli, Chandiramohan Vasudevan, Damien R. Holzapfel, Avinash Narasimhan, Ameya R. Kasbekar
  • Patent number: 11706609
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods to transfer user preferences for cellular wireless service associated credentials transferred from a source device to a target device. Transfer of credentials can include physically moving a physical subscriber identity module (SIM) card between devices, transfer of cellular wireless service from a first SIM card at the source device to a second SIM card at the target device, and/or transfer of cellular wireless services for one or more electronic SIMs (eSIMs) from the source device to the target device. Preferences associated with some or all of the transferred SIMs/eSIMs can be applied at the target device when certain matching criteria are satisfied. Exemplary matching criteria include matching identifiers, such as integrated circuit card identifier (ICCID) values, mobile station international subscriber directory number (MSISDN) values, and/or mappings thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Anish Kumar Goyal, Li Li, Raj S. Chaugule, Vladimir M. Appel
  • Publication number: 20230199471
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is configured to transmit, to a cellular carrier, a request to activate the UE with the cellular carrier. The UE is also configured to, in response to receiving an authentication request for authenticating a user of the UE, transmit, to the cellular carrier, information identifying another UE and authentication information for authenticating the user ; prompt the user, via a display of the UE, to provide, to an input system of the UE, verification information transmitted to the other UE; transmit, to the cellular carrier, the verification information; and in response to validation of the verification information by the cellular carrier, receive an embedded subscriber identity module (eSIM) subscription transferred from the other UE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Inventors: Raj S. Chaugule, Alex M. Was, Avinash Narasimhan, Damien R. Holzapfel, He Zheng, Li Li, Timothy M. Sheridan, Vikram B. Yerrabommanahalli