Patents by Inventor Robert Avanes

Robert Avanes 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: 12028383
    Abstract: A network device may receive, from a CSCF device, a request for registration data associated with an IMS service, and may provide, to the CSCF device, the registration data associated with the IMS service. The network device may receive, from the CSCF device, a request for location data associated with the IMS service, and may provide, to the CSCF device, the location data associated with the IMS service. The network device may receive, from the CSCF device, a request for authentication data associated with the IMS service, and may provide, to the CSCF device, the authentication data associated with the IMS service. The network device may receive, from the CSCF device, a request for subscriber profile data associated with the IMS service, and may provide, to the CSCF device, the subscriber profile data associated with the IMS service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Shanthala Kuravangi-Thammaiah, Lalit R. Kotecha, Jodi A. Kelm, Robert Avanes
  • Patent number: 12021931
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein provide binding support function (BSF) service registration and discovery for environments using oversubscribed network addresses. A network device in a core network receives a registration request from a binding support device. The registration request includes a binding group identifier associated with the binding support device. The network device stores, based on the registration request, a profile for the binding support device that includes the binding group identifier and receives, from a policy control device, a discovery request for a that includes a unique identifier of user equipment (UE) device. The network device provides, to the policy control device, a response to the discovery request that identifies the binding support device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Avanes, Violeta Cakulev, Hossein M. Ahmadi, Jerry Steben, Lalit R. Kotecha, Ali Imdad Malik
  • Publication number: 20240205999
    Abstract: A network device may receive a context creation request based on a protocol data unit (PDU) session establishment request for establishing a PDU session with a user device, and may generate a policy context request based on receiving the context creation request. The network device may provide the policy context request to a policy control function (PCF), and may receive, from the PCF and based on the policy context request, policy rules for the PDU session. The network device may receive, from the PCF, a terminate PDU session notification indicating that a binding support function (BSF) is unreachable, and may generate, based on the terminate PDU session notification, a PDU session release command that includes a cause code indicating an issue with the BSF and an instruction to not reinitiate the PDU session. The network device may cause the PDU session release command to be provided to the user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2022
    Publication date: June 20, 2024
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Lixia YAN, Violeta CAKULEV, Lalit R. KOTECHA, Robert AVANES
  • Publication number: 20240098146
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein provide binding support function (BSF) service registration and discovery for environments using oversubscribed network addresses. A network device in a core network receives a registration request from a binding support device. The registration request includes a binding group identifier associated with the binding support device. The network device stores, based on the registration request, a profile for the binding support device that includes the binding group identifier and receives, from a policy control device, a discovery request for a that includes a unique identifier of user equipment (UE) device. The network device provides, to the policy control device, a response to the discovery request that identifies the binding support device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2022
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Inventors: Robert Avanes, Violeta Cakulev, Hossein M. Ahmadi, Jerry Steben, Lalit R. Kotecha, Ali Imdad Malik
  • Publication number: 20230254348
    Abstract: A network device may receive, from a CSCF device, a request for registration data associated with an IMS service, and may provide, to the CSCF device, the registration data associated with the IMS service. The network device may receive, from the CSCF device, a request for location data associated with the IMS service, and may provide, to the CSCF device, the location data associated with the IMS service. The network device may receive, from the CSCF device, a request for authentication data associated with the IMS service, and may provide, to the CSCF device, the authentication data associated with the IMS service. The network device may receive, from the CSCF device, a request for subscriber profile data associated with the IMS service, and may provide, to the CSCF device, the subscriber profile data associated with the IMS service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2023
    Publication date: August 10, 2023
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Shanthala KURAVANGI-THAMMAIAH, Lalit R. KOTECHA, Jodi A. KELM, Robert AVANES
  • Publication number: 20230246932
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which a monitoring event handling service is provided. The service may include a non-stand-alone core device subscribing to a registration status for an end device with a stand-alone core device. The service may also include the non-stand-alone core device subscribing to a monitoring event service with the stand-alone core device on behalf of another non-stand-alone core network device. The stand-alone core device may monitor an event when the end device is stand-alone registered and may notify the non-stand-alone core device when the event occurs. The service may include the non-stand-alone core device notifying the other non-stand-alone core device when the event occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2022
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Inventors: Ye Huang, Miguel A. Carames, Shanthala Kuravangi-Thammaiah, Robert Avanes, Florencio Martinez, Vanesa Kovac, Diane Marie Waslo, Timothy J. Korver, Venkata Siva Reddy Bathinna, Riyaj Uddin Ahmed
  • Patent number: 11632403
    Abstract: A network device may receive, from a CSCF device, a request for registration data associated with an IMS service, and may provide, to the CSCF device, the registration data associated with the IMS service. The network device may receive, from the CSCF device, a request for location data associated with the IMS service, and may provide, to the CSCF device, the location data associated with the IMS service. The network device may receive, from the CSCF device, a request for authentication data associated with the IMS service, and may provide, to the CSCF device, the authentication data associated with the IMS service. The network device may receive, from the CSCF device, a request for subscriber profile data associated with the IMS service, and may provide, to the CSCF device, the subscriber profile data associated with the IMS service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Shanthala Kuravangi-Thammaiah, Lalit R. Kotecha, Jodi A. Kelm, Robert Avanes
  • Publication number: 20220386130
    Abstract: In some implementations, a device of a network may receive, from a user equipment (UE), a request associated with enabling the UE to access a network, wherein the request includes a first routing indicator. The device may identify an authentication manager, of the network, that is mapped to the first routing indicator in an entry of a routing table of the network. The device may route the request to the authentication manager of the network to permit the authentication manager to authenticate the UE. The device may purge, based on the request being routed to the authentication manager, the entry to remove the first routing indicator from the routing table. The device may store, after purging the entry, a second routing indicator in the entry to map the second routing indicator to the authentication manager, wherein the second routing indicator is different from the first routing indicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Vinod Kumar CHOYI, Sudhakar Reddy PATIL, Robert AVANES
  • Patent number: 11489881
    Abstract: Examples described herein involve an internet protocol (IP) multimedia subsystem (IMS) network. An example process may include receiving, from a user equipment (UE), a request for an IMS session. The IMS session may be between the IMS network and the UE. The process may include requesting a subscriber management component to provide platform information associated with the IMS session. The platform information may identify a platform device that hosts a user plane function (UPF) for the IMS session. The process may include receiving, from the subscriber management component, the platform information and selecting, based on the platform information, a user plane component of the IMS network. The user plane component may perform a user plane operation associated with the IMS session. The process may include causing the user plane component to perform the user plane operation for the IMS session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Lalit R. Kotecha, Carl T. Leonard, Robert Avanes, Violeta Cakulev, Glenda T. Baloto
  • Patent number: 11432158
    Abstract: In some implementations, a device of a network may receive, from a user equipment (UE), a request associated with enabling the UE to access a network, wherein the request includes a first routing indicator. The device may identify an authentication manager, of the network, that is mapped to the first routing indicator in an entry of a routing table of the network. The device may route the request to the authentication manager of the network to permit the authentication manager to authenticate the UE. The device may purge, based on the request being routed to the authentication manager, the entry to remove the first routing indicator from the routing table. The device may store, after purging the entry, a second routing indicator in the entry to map the second routing indicator to the authentication manager, wherein the second routing indicator is different from the first routing indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Vinod Kumar Choyi, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Robert Avanes
  • Publication number: 20220046412
    Abstract: In some implementations, a device of a network may receive, from a user equipment (UE), a request associated with enabling the UE to access a network, wherein the request includes a first routing indicator. The device may identify an authentication manager, of the network, that is mapped to the first routing indicator in an entry of a routing table of the network. The device may route the request to the authentication manager of the network to permit the authentication manager to authenticate the UE. The device may purge, based on the request being routed to the authentication manager, the entry to remove the first routing indicator from the routing table. The device may store, after purging the entry, a second routing indicator in the entry to map the second routing indicator to the authentication manager, wherein the second routing indicator is different from the first routing indicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Vinod Kumar CHOYI, Sudhakar Reddy PATIL, Robert AVANES
  • Patent number: 11228896
    Abstract: A roaming platform is disclosed herein. The roaming platform may receive, via a first communication protocol, an authentication request associated with a user equipment (UE), wherein the UE is subscribed to communicate via a first radio access technology of a home network, and wherein the authentication request is associated with enabling the UE to communicate via a visitor network that utilizes a second radio access technology. The roaming platform may identify an identifier associated with the UE in the authentication request. The roaming platform may determine, based on the identifier, a serving component of the home network that is configured to serve the UE. The roaming platform may obtain, from the serving component, authentication information associated with the UE, wherein the authentication information is obtained via a second communication protocol. The roaming platform may provide, based on the authentication information, an authentication response to the authentication request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Hossein M. Ahmadi, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Violeta Cakulev, Robert Avanes, Lalit R. Kotecha
  • Patent number: 11140231
    Abstract: A system includes one or more devices that include a memory to store instructions and one or more processors to execute the instructions. The devices include an updated network function (NF) service producer that includes a recent update, wherein the NF service producer is configured to register at a Network Repository Function (NRF) using a Network Function profile (NF profile), wherein the NF profile indicates a Network Function type (NF type) and Application Programming Interface versions. The devices further include a network function (NF) service consumer configured to: receive a message from a network component; determine to engage a service of a NF service producer of the NF type based on the message; and send a discovery request to the NRF in response to the message, wherein the message includes search criteria that specify a version field extended with an operator dependent version field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Violeta Cakulev, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Robert Avanes, Lalit R. Kotecha
  • Publication number: 20210250411
    Abstract: A system includes one or more devices that include a memory to store instructions and one or more processors to execute the instructions. The devices include an updated network function (NF) service producer that includes a recent update, wherein the NF service producer is configured to register at a Network Repository Function (NRF) using a Network Function profile (NF profile), wherein the NF profile indicates a Network Function type (NF type) and Application Programming Interface versions. The devices further include a network function (NF) service consumer configured to: receive a message from a network component; determine to engage a service of a NF service producer of the NF type based on the message; and send a discovery request to the NRF in response to the message, wherein the message includes search criteria that specify a version field extended with an operator dependent version field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Violeta Cakulev, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Robert Avanes, Lalit R. Kotecha
  • Publication number: 20210092586
    Abstract: A roaming platform is disclosed herein. The roaming platform may receive, via a first communication protocol, an authentication request associated with a user equipment (UE), wherein the UE is subscribed to communicate via a first radio access technology of a home network, and wherein the authentication request is associated with enabling the UE to communicate via a visitor network that utilizes a second radio access technology. The roaming platform may identify an identifier associated with the UE in the authentication request. The roaming platform may determine, based on the identifier, a serving component of the home network that is configured to serve the UE. The roaming platform may obtain, from the serving component, authentication information associated with the UE, wherein the authentication information is obtained via a second communication protocol. The roaming platform may provide, based on the authentication information, an authentication response to the authentication request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Hossein M. AHMADI, Sudhakar Reddy PATIL, Violeta CAKULEV, Robert AVANES, Lalit R. KOTECHA
  • Publication number: 20210044626
    Abstract: Examples described herein involve an internet protocol (IP) multimedia subsystem (IMS) network. An example process may include receiving, from a user equipment (UE), a request for an IMS session. The IMS session may be between the IMS network and the UE. The process may include requesting a subscriber management component to provide platform information associated with the IMS session. The platform information may identify a platform device that hosts a user plane function (UPF) for the IMS session. The process may include receiving, from the subscriber management component, the platform information and selecting, based on the platform information, a user plane component of the IMS network. The user plane component may perform a user plane operation associated with the IMS session. The process may include causing the user plane component to perform the user plane operation for the IMS session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Sudhakar Reddy PATIL, Lalit R. KOTECHA, Carl T. LEONARD, Robert AVANES, Violeta CAKULEV, Glenda T. BALOTO
  • Patent number: 10917527
    Abstract: A computer device may include a memory storing instructions and processor configured to execute the instructions to receive a request associated with a subscriber, wherein the request includes information identifying whether the user is a Fifth Generation (5G) subscriber or information identifying a gateway device associated with the user. The computer device may be further configured to select a Fourth Generation (4G) Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF) device or a 5G Policy Control Function (PCF) device based on the information included in the received request and forward the received request to the selected 4G PCRF device or 5G PCF device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Verison Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Hossein M. Ahmadi, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Violeta Cakulev, Robert Avanes, Lalit R. Kotecha
  • Patent number: 10911994
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which an multi-RAT voice management service is provided. The service includes transmitting data to a wireless station that indicates an end device capability for a voice service of a radio access technology of the wireless station. The data may be included in radio access technology frequency selection priority data. When a voice call is initiated, the wireless station may determine whether to invoke an inter-radio access technology fallback procedure based on the received data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Maqbool Chauhan, Imtiyaz Shaikh, Lalit R. Kotecha, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Robert Avanes
  • Patent number: 10887806
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein enable improve handling of 5G-enabled devices in 4G core networks. The systems and methods described herein provide an enhanced HTTP-based interface between a SMF/PGW-C and a UDM to support interactions required to: (a) perform authorization of PDN access for non-3GPP networks, (b) provide an APN profile to the SMF+PGW-C for the PDN being setup, (c) update the SMF+PGW-C address in the UDM for the PDN being served by non-3GPP networks, and (d) provide operator-specific subscriber parameters from the UDM to the SMF+PGW-C for 3GPP and non-3GPP access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Imtiyaz Shaikh, Lalit R. Kotecha, Maqbool Chauhan, Robert Avanes
  • Patent number: 10848525
    Abstract: Examples described herein involve an internet protocol (IP) multimedia subsystem (IMS) network. An example process may include receiving, from a user equipment (UE), a request for an IMS session. The IMS session may be between the IMS network and the UE. The process may include requesting a subscriber management component to provide platform information associated with the IMS session. The platform information may identify a platform device that hosts a user plane function (UPF) for the IMS session. The process may include receiving, from the subscriber management component, the platform information and selecting, based on the platform information, a user plane component of the IMS network. The user plane component may perform a user plane operation associated with the IMS session. The process may include causing the user plane component to perform the user plane operation for the IMS session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Lalit R. Kotecha, Carl T. Leonard, Robert Avanes, Violeta Cakulev, Glenda T. Baloto