Patents by Inventor Sophie Vrzic

Sophie Vrzic 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: 10129108
    Abstract: Systems and methods for implementing virtualized functions in control and data planes for a communications network are described herein. A method for managing a User Equipment (UE) attach request includes instantiating a Global Connection and Mobility Management (G-CMM) function configured to operate across a plurality of network slices in the communications network, determining an appropriate network slice from the plurality of network slices with the G-CMM function, and attaching the UE to the appropriate network slice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sophie Vrzic
  • Patent number: 10129812
    Abstract: A method for providing user agent data. The method includes an access node receiving an indicator sent from a relay node as an indication that the relay node has received data from the user agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Zhijun Cai, Chandra Sekhar Bontu, Yi Yu, Mo-Han Fong, Sophie Vrzic, James Earl Womack, Andrew Mark Earnshaw, Yi Song
  • Patent number: 10129894
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing traffic engineering in a communications network using a plurality of network slices are disclosed. The network slices are configured to manage a service including transmission of data along one or more flows along nodes of the communications network using a portion of physical link resources of the communications network. The method includes allocating the portion of physical link resources of the communications network associated with a first network slice of the plurality of network slices in accordance with instructions received from a traffic engineering entity associated with the first network slice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hamidreza Farmanbar, Sophie Vrzic, Hang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10123205
    Abstract: An aspect of the disclosure provides a method of admitting a session from a user device subscribed to a service with a virtual network operator. The method includes receiving a service request from said user device at an Access Point and selecting a network function Authentication and Authorization (AA) function (AAF) to confirm the user device is authorized for the requested service, and transmitting the request to the selected network function AAA function. The AAAF which processes the request may reside with the virtual network operator (VNO). However, the VNO may share its AAA database with other network entities (for example, Telecom Connectivity Service Providers (TCSPs) or InPs), and allow those entities to perform the AAA functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nimal Gamini Senarath, Hang Zhang, Ngoc Dung Dao, Sophie Vrzic, Philippe Leroux
  • Publication number: 20180310304
    Abstract: Systems and methods for OFDM channelization are provided that allow for the coexistence of sub-band channels and diversity channels. Methods of defining diversity sub-channels and sub-band sub-channels are provided and systematic channel definition and labeling schemes are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Hang Zhang, Jianglei Ma, Ming Jia, Sophie Vrzic, Mo-Han Fong, Dong-Sheng Yu, Hua Xu
  • Patent number: 10110353
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided for allocating time-frequency resources for downlink (DL) and uplink (UL) communications between base stations and mobile stations. Different forms of resource allocation messages including combinations of bitmaps and bitfields provide additional information about the resources and/or how they are assigned. In some implementations the resource allocation messages enable reduced overhead, which may ultimately improve transmission rates and/or the quality of transmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Novak, Mo-Han Fong, Hang Zhang, Sophie Vrzic
  • Patent number: 10111163
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for management of network slices in a communication network such as a 5th generation wireless communication network are provided. Management planes may be provided which are separate from the plurality of network slices. A connection manager residing in a management plane receives an indication that a mobile device is to be associated with the communication network. The connection manager may reside at an access node or in the core network. A network slice is determined, and the connection manager transmits instructions, to one or more network nodes, to associate the mobile device with the network slice. The instructions may be provided to a local connection manager. The slice may be requested explicitly by the mobile device, or determined based on device and/or network requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sophie Vrzic, Hang Zhang, Nimal Gamini Senarath
  • Patent number: 10110354
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described that are suitable for channelization, in particular, but not limited to, the IEEE 80216.m telecommunications standard. For a time-frequency resource, physical sub-carriers for each of one or more zones in the time-frequency resource are assigned to one or more zones having a respective type of transmission. At least one zone is allocated for a type of transmission using localized sub-carriers. The physical sub-carriers assigned to each zone are permuted to map to logical sub-carriers. Groups of resource blocks are formed, in which each resource block includes at least one logical sub-carrier for each of the one or more zones. The information defining the groups of resource blocks for each of the one or more zones can then be transmitted to a user. The information may be in the form of a zone configuration index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sophie Vrzic, Dong-Sheng Yu, Mo-Han Fong
  • Publication number: 20180294925
    Abstract: Methods described herein are for wireless communication systems. One aspect of the invention is directed to a method for a HARQ process, in which the HARQ process includes a first transmission of an encoder packet and at least one retransmission. The method involves allocating a transmission resource for each respective transmission. The method involves transmitting control information from a base station to a mobile station for each respective transmission. The control information includes information to uniquely identify the HARQ process and an identification of one of a time resource, a frequency resource and a time and frequency resource that is allocated for the transmission. In some embodiments of the invention, specific control information is signalled from a base station to a mobile station to enable RAS-HARQ operation. In some embodiments of the invention, retransmission signaling in included as part of regular unicast signaling used for both first transmission and retransmissions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Mo-han Fong, Sophie Vrzic, Robert Novak, Jun Yuan, Dong-Sheng Yu
  • Patent number: 10084643
    Abstract: System and method embodiments are provided for providing customized virtual networks based on SONAC. In an embodiment, a network management entity for providing a customized VN includes a SONAC module executed by a computing device that is connected to a wireless network, the SONAC module configured to receive service requirement data from the wireless network and create a service customized VN according to the service requirement data, the service requirement data describing one or more service requirements, wherein the SONAC module comprises an interface to interact with: an SDT component, the SDT component used by the SONAC module to determine a service customized logical topology; an SDRA component that maps the logical topology to physical network resources within the wireless network; and a SDP component that determines an end-to-end data transport protocol for communication between a first device and a second device via the wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hang Zhang, Xu Li, Nimal Gamini Senarath, Sophie Vrzic, Ngoc-Dung Dao, Hamidreza Farmanbar
  • Publication number: 20180270636
    Abstract: There is provided a method and system for management of Machine Type Communication (MTC) events. The system and method enables the detection of a state of the MTC event, correlating the state of MTC event with a Virtual Network Function (VNF) state of a VNF configured to mitigate the MTC event and transitioning the VNF to the VNF state which correlates with the MTC state. In this manner, the VNF can be in a configured and active state in advance of the MTC event reaching a critical state, thereby enabling mitigation of the MTC event prior to reaching the critical state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaya RAO, Sophie VRZIC, Xu LI
  • Patent number: 10080105
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for managing a mobile object using a plurality of machine type communication devices (MTCDs) communicatively connected to a communication network. A mobile object can be considered a virtual MTCD which can be managed and/or tracked by an array of MTCDs which are communicatively connected with the communication network. The MTCDs detect the mobile object and obtain or determine one or more parameters indicative of movement of the object. By tracking the movement of the object, the system can substantially ensure that there are connected MTCDs in the area to which the object is moving, thereby enabling the management and/or tracking of the mobile object can be provided by actively modifying the configuration of the communication network, for example using network function virtualization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jaya Rao, Sophie Vrzic, Xu Li
  • Patent number: 10075907
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for management of network slices in a communication network such as a 5th generation wireless communication network are provided. Management planes may be provided which are separate from the plurality of network slices. A connection manager residing in a management plane receives an indication that a mobile device is to be associated with the communication network. The connection manager may reside at an access node or in the core network. A network slice is determined, and the connection manager transmits instructions, to one or more network nodes, to associate the mobile device with the network slice. The instructions may be provided to a local connection manager. The slice may be requested explicitly by the mobile device, or determined based on device and/or network requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sophie Vrzic, Hang Zhang, Nimal Gamini Senarath
  • Publication number: 20180241635
    Abstract: A method for managing a network function (NF) entity in a network slice instance. The method comprises actions of accessing descriptor entities (DE) that each DE describes deployment and operational behaviour of the NF entity, including at least one DE that relates to the network slice instance and issuing a request to update a configuration of the NF entity. The DE lies in the management plane. The update request is in accordance with policy in the accessed DEs. The method may also comprise the action of obtaining performance feedback information from the NF entity regarding performance of the NF entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaya Rao, Sophie Vrzic
  • Publication number: 20180227873
    Abstract: Implementations of a registration procedure are described. The registration procedure includes a Access and Mobility Function (AMF) selection procedure and a Session Management Function (SMF) selection procedure. The AMF receives a Non-Access Stratum (NAS) registration request pertaining a User Equipment (UE). At least partially in response to the registration request: the AMF registers the UE on the network; and establishes a Protocol Data Unit (PDU) session for the UE. The AMF transmits a registration response to the UE. An access node of the network receives a Radio Resource Control (RRC) registration request from a User Equipment (UE). At least partially in response to the registration request: The access node selects an AMF, and forwards a corresponding Non-Access Stratum (NAS) registration request to the selected AMF. The NAS registration request includes PDU session request information pertaining to the UE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sophie VRZIC, Jaya RAO
  • Patent number: 10044472
    Abstract: A method for transmitting data in a multiple-input-multiple-output space-time coded communication using a mapping table mapping a plurality of symbols defining the communication to respective antennae from amongst a plurality of transmission antennae and to at least one other transmission resource. The mapping table may comprise Alamouti-coded primary segments and may also comprise secondary segments, comprising primary segments. The primary segments in the secondary segments may be defined in accordance to an Alamouti based code pattern applied at the segment level to define a segment-level Alamouti based code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Novak, Hosein Nikopourdeilami, Mo-Han Fong, Sophie Vrzic
  • Patent number: 10039100
    Abstract: Systems and methods for OFDM channelization are provided that allow for the coexistence of sub-band channels and diversity channels. Methods of defining diversity sub-channels and sub-band sub-channels are provided and systematic channel definition and labeling schemes are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hang Zhang, Jianglei Ma, Ming Jia, Sophie Vrzic, Mo-Han Fong, Dong-Sheng Yu, Hua Xu
  • Publication number: 20180213453
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide systems and methods for establishing one or more Distributed Gateways located close to a location of a UE to facilitate faster packet delivery to said UE during transitions. Such transitions can include the UE transitioning its state, for example from being idle to connected to the network, but also includes operations in which the serving AP(s) for the UE changes. The method includes establishing at least two virtual network function (VNF) components (VFNCs) of a distributed gateway (D-GW), each VNFC associated with an access point (AP). Each VNFC buffers packets directed to the wireless device. The method further includes selecting at least one AP for serving the wireless device, and forwarding the buffered packets from the VNFC associated with the selected APs to the selected APs for forwarding to the wireless device. Packets buffered at the VNFCs of non-selected APs are discarded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sophie VRZIC, Jaya RAO
  • Patent number: 10034173
    Abstract: A method and system for machine type communication (MTC) service management using network function virtualization (NFV) is disclosed. In an embodiment, a method for a machine type communication (MTC) service management using a virtual network function (VNF) includes receiving, by a virtual serving gateway (v-s-SGW), a request for an MTC service from a MTC device through a radio node associated with the MTC device; sending, by the v-s-SGW, an authentication request to an MTC server to authenticate the MTC device; receiving, by the v-s-SGW, an authentication response from the MTC server; and establishing, by the v-s-SGW, an MTC bearer between the v-s-SGW and the radio node if the authentication is successful; wherein the v-s-SGW comprises a virtual connection management (v-CM) and a serving gateway (s-SGW).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sophie Vrzic, Jaya Rao, Xu Li
  • Publication number: 20180206159
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide systems and methods for establishing one or more Distributed Gateways located close to a location of a UE to facilitate faster packet delivery to the UE during transitions. Such transitions can include the UE transitioning its state, for example from being idle to connected to the network, but also includes operations in which the serving AP(s) for the UE changes. The method includes establishing at least two virtual network function (VNF) components (VFNCs) of a distributed gateway (D-GW), each VNFC associated with an access point (AP). Each VNFC buffers packets directed to the wireless device. The method further includes selecting at least one AP for serving the wireless device, and forwarding the buffered packets from the VNFC associated with the selected APs to the selected APs for forwarding to the wireless device. Packets buffered at the VNFCs of non-selected APs are discarded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sophie Vrzic, Jaya Rao