Patents by Inventor Shelby Seward

Shelby Seward 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: 10313187
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a solution to dynamically configure a connected device using a stock keeping unit (“SKU”) element associated with the connected device. A connected device includes a SKU element which stores identification of multiple service providers. The service provider IDs are associated with configuration templates which facilitate updating a configuration of the connected device with the service providers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Patrick Finger, Yasmin Karimli, Gunjan Nimbavikar, Shelby Seward
  • Patent number: 10291775
    Abstract: When authorized, a user of a computing device, such as a smart phone, may associate a telephone number that is assigned to a computing device with other computing devices. The other computing devices may or may not have an assigned device number. A user may also select to use the same number as the originating number of an electronic device. For example, a user may specify that each computing device associated with the user utilizes the same telephone number. The user may also specify that a computing device not utilize an assigned number. The associations of a device number with the computing devices may be stored as implicit registration data and/or as hunt groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Shelby Seward, Robert F. Piscopo, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190141772
    Abstract: One or more timers can be used by an originating UE during setup of a communication session. The timer(s) can be triggered by an originating UE sending a request or receiving a response that uses a first signaling protocol. The timer(s) can further be terminated by the originating UE sending a request or receiving a response that uses a second signaling protocol different from the first signaling protocol, so long as the request/response using the second signaling protocol occurs before timeout of the timer(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Hsin-Fu Henry Chiang, Shujaur Mufti, William Michael Hooker, Boris Antsev, Shelby Seward
  • Patent number: 10244574
    Abstract: One or more timers can be used by an originating UE during setup of a communication session. The timer(s) can be triggered by an originating UE sending a request or receiving a response that uses a first signaling protocol. The timer(s) can further be terminated by the originating UE sending a request or receiving a response that uses a second signaling protocol different from the first signaling protocol, so long as the request/response using the second signaling protocol occurs before timeout of the timer(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Hsin-Fu Henry Chiang, Shujaur Mufti, William Michael Hooker, Boris Antsev, Shelby Seward
  • Patent number: 10244005
    Abstract: A system and method that allows a mobile device to register for IMS services while the mobile device is roaming in a visited telecommunications network is disclosed. The system receives a request for multiple IMS services from a mobile device while the mobile device is roaming in a foreign network. The system uses an identifier of the foreign network and an associated RAT type to query a policy table containing a list of whitelisted IMS services for the foreign network and associated RAT type. The system processes the requested IMS registrations for services that are whitelisted and does not process requested IMS registrations for services that are not on the whitelist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Shujaur Mufti, Rob Piscopo, Shelby Seward, Zeeshan Jahangir
  • Publication number: 20190089751
    Abstract: In some aspects, a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) proxy server of an Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) infrastructure is configured to process SIP registration requests. In operation, the SIP proxy server receives a single SIP registration request that includes a plurality of IMS Public User Identities (IMPUs). The SIP proxy server then authenticates the plurality of IMPUs to determine which of the plurality of IMPUs are authorized IMPUs. A plurality of SIP registrations are then performed by the SIP proxy server, wherein each SIP registration of the plurality of SIP registrations is a SIP registration of a respective authorized IMPU.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventor: Shelby Seward
  • Patent number: 10200530
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computing device may determine a location of the computing device. The computing device may have an associated first phone number. The computing device may determine that the location of the computing device is outside a geographic area in which a carrier associated with the first phone number provides service. The computing device may send a registration request to a local network indicating that the computing device is operating in an over the top mode. The computing device may originate an outgoing call from the computing device. The outgoing call appears to a called party to originate from a second phone number that is different from the first phone number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Shelby Seward, Robert F. Piscopo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10171649
    Abstract: Network-based device management is described. In an example, a server may receive, from a device, a request to change from a first, locked state to a second state. The server may access data associated with at least one of the device or an account associated with the device, and may compare the data with one or more predetermined rules. Satisfaction of the one or more predetermined rules may be necessary to effectuate a change from the first, locked state to the second state. The server may determine that the data satisfies the one or more predetermined rules and the server may send, to the device, an instruction to enable the device to change from the first, locked state to the second state. The instruction may direct an application on the device to effectuate a change to the subscriber identity module (SIM) card associated with the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasmin Karimli, Cristian Asandului, Kimberly Ann Bylund, Thomas P. Lucht, Phani Ramisetty, Shelby Seward, Arturo Silis
  • Publication number: 20180309754
    Abstract: A network terminal, e.g., a smartphone, can retrieve, from a datastore, a cryptographically-signed configuration record including a device identifier of the terminal. The terminal can transmit a request message comprising the configuration record and the device identifier. A network device can verify authenticity of the device identifier and a match between the identifier in the record and the identifier in the message. In response to confirmation of the request by a policy engine, the network device can determine a reply message comprising a cryptographically-signed second configuration record that includes a second device identifier. The terminal can verify that the signature is valid and that the second device identifier matches the device identifier. In response, the terminal can modify data in the datastore according to the second configuration record. The configuration record can lock or unlock the terminal, or determine permitted services or network peers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Poornima Magadevan, Jeffrey Song, Mathew George, Senthil Kumar Mulluppadi Velusamy, Cristian Asandului, Thomas P. Lucht, Shelby Seward, Phani Ramisetty, Yasmin Karimli
  • Publication number: 20180309868
    Abstract: Network-based device management is described. In an example, a server may receive, from a device, a request to change from a first, locked state to a second state. The server may access data associated with at least one of the device or an account associated with the device, and may compare the data with one or more predetermined rules. Satisfaction of the one or more predetermined rules may be necessary to effectuate a change from the first, locked state to the second state. The server may determine that the data satisfies the one or more predetermined rules and the server may send, to the device, an instruction to enable the device to change from the first, locked state to the second state. The instruction may direct an application on the device to effectuate a change to the subscriber identity module (SIM) card associated with the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Yasmin Karimli, Cristian Asandului, Kimberly Ann Bylund, Thomas P. Lucht, Phani Ramisetty, Shelby Seward, Arturo Silis
  • Publication number: 20180287863
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a solution to dynamically configure a connected device using a stock keeping unit (“SKU”) element associated with the connected device. A connected device includes a SKU element which stores identification of multiple service providers. The service provider IDs are associated with configuration templates which facilitate updating a configuration of the connected device with the service providers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Joshua Patrick Finger, Yasmin Karimli, Gunjan Nimbavikar, Shelby Seward
  • Publication number: 20180263068
    Abstract: One or more timers can be used by an originating UE during setup of a communication session. The timer(s) can be triggered by an originating UE receiving a response from a node of a telecommunications network. The timer(s) can further be terminated by a particular termination event during a remainder of the session setup, so long as the termination event occurs before timeout of the timer(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Hsin-Fu Henry Chiang, Shujaur Mufti, William Michael Hooker, Boris Antsev, Shelby Seward
  • Publication number: 20180263066
    Abstract: One or more timers can be used by an originating UE during setup of a communication session. The timer(s) can be triggered by an originating UE sending a request or receiving a response that uses a first signaling protocol. The timer(s) can further be terminated by the originating UE sending a request or receiving a response that uses a second signaling protocol different from the first signaling protocol, so long as the request/response using the second signaling protocol occurs before timeout of the timer(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Hsin-Fu Henry Chiang, Shujaur Mufti, William Michael Hooker, Boris Antsev, Shelby Seward
  • Publication number: 20180249007
    Abstract: When authorized, a user of a computing device, such as a smart phone, may associate a telephone number that is assigned to a computing device with other computing devices. The other computing devices may or may not have an assigned device number. A user may also select to use the same number as the originating number of an electronic device. For example, a user may specify that each computing device associated with the user utilizes the same telephone number. The user may also specify that a computing device not utilize an assigned number. The associations of a device number with the computing devices may be stored as implicit registration data and/or as hunt groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Shelby Seward, Robert F. Piscopo Jr.
  • Patent number: 10057304
    Abstract: A system and method that fork incoming calls to a destination device or a device that is associated with the destination device is disclosed. The system receives a request to register multiple device for IMS services, receives an incoming call to a destination mobile device, identifies one or more associated mobile devices, and determines one or more forked devices. The system transmits a first notification to each forked device, the first notification indicating that the forked device may accept or reject the incoming call request, and the system receives an acceptance or rejection from one or more forked devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Shujaur Mufti, Shelby Seward
  • Patent number: 9961199
    Abstract: When authorized, a user of a computing device, such as a smart phone, may associate a telephone number that is assigned to a computing device with other computing devices. The other computing devices may or may not have an assigned device number. A user may also select to use the same number as the originating number of an electronic device. For example, a user may specify that each computing device associated with the user utilizes the same telephone number. The user may also specify that a computing device not utilize an assigned number. The associations of a device number with the computing devices may be stored as implicit registration data and/or as hunt groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Shelby Seward, Robert F. Piscopo, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20180115878
    Abstract: In some implementations, a core network device can receive an initiation request of a communication session to an alias number. The core network device can retrieve from a registration database one or more destination number(s) corresponding to the alias number. The core network device can transmit respective indication(s) of the alias number to destination(s) corresponding to the retrieved destination number(s). The core network device can initiate the communication session to one of the destination(s) using the respective one of the retrieved destination number(s). A destination number can correspond to a computing device, e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Robert F. Piscopo, JR., Shelby Seward
  • Patent number: 9948773
    Abstract: When authorized, a user of a computing device, such as a smart phone, may place a communication using an originating number that is different from the number assigned to the computing device. An IMS application server that handles requests for the computing device associated with the originating number is notified when the telephone number assigned to the computing device is used by a different computing device. The notification to the IMS application server might include, but is not limited to device information, location information, and the like. After being notified of the communications terminated by other computing devices that are associated with the device number, accurate call records may be provided regarding the communications involving the originating number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Shelby Seward, Robert F. Piscopo, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20180084014
    Abstract: A system and method that allows a mobile device to register for IMS services while the mobile device is roaming in a visited telecommunications network is disclosed. The system receives a request for multiple IMS services from a mobile device while the mobile device is roaming in a foreign network. The system uses an identifier of the foreign network and an associated RAT type to query a policy table containing a list of whitelisted IMS services for the foreign network and associated RAT type. The system processes the requested IMS registrations for services that are whitelisted and does not process requested IMS registrations for services that are not on the whitelist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Shujaur Mufti, Rob Piscopo, Shelby Seward, Zeeshan Jahangir
  • Publication number: 20180041879
    Abstract: A communication device may transmit messages to an Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) network through an untrusted non-3GPP radio access network (RAN). A process to be implemented on a communication device may include generating a message having a location identifier (ID) that is indicative of a current location of the communication device, and transmitting the message, through an untrusted non-3GPP RAN, to a node within the IMS network. A process to be implemented on one or more nodes of the IMS network may include receiving, from a communication device and via an untrusted non-3GPP RAN, a message having a location ID, and in response to receiving the message, estimating a current location of the communication device based at least in part on the location ID.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: William Michael Hooker, Shelby Seward, Shujaur Mufti