Patents by Inventor Stefano Faccin

Stefano Faccin 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: 20240161634
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. In some systems, a user equipment (UE) (e.g., an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)) may receive an approved flight plan including approved flight plan sectors. The UE may also receive a query from a network node, the query including an indication of a subset of the plurality of approved flight plan sectors and a request for a plurality of waypoints of the UE within the indicated subset of the plurality of approved flight plan sectors. The UE may further determine, in response to receiving the query from the network node, a flight path including the plurality of waypoints of the UE for the indicated subset of the plurality of approved flight plan sectors based on the received approved flight plan, and the UE may transmit, to the network node, a flight declaration message including the waypoints of the UE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2024
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventor: Stefano Faccin
  • Publication number: 20240155342
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure include methods, network servers or components and user equipment devices configured to authorize network slices that are associated with services provided by external providers. Various aspects enable access and use of network slices by user equipment devices connected to a network (e.g., 5G or New Radio network) via network components associated with a service provider by generating an allowed network slice selection assistance information (Allowed NSSAI) and an Unauthorized NSSAI, and sending the Allowed NSSAI and Unauthorized NSSAI to a user equipment device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2023
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Inventors: Stefano FACCIN, Mahmoud WATFA
  • Patent number: 11963247
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. Generally, the described techniques at a network provide for efficiently considering parameters of a network slice when determining whether to provide access to the network slice, allow the establishment of a session via the network slice, or grant access to resources for communications via the network slice. Further, the described techniques at a user equipment (UE) provide for efficiently determining when or whether to retry to access a network slice, retry to establish a session via the network slice, or retry to access resources for communicating via the network slice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stefano Faccin, Mahmoud Watfa
  • Publication number: 20240121693
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a network node may transmit a flight path information request that indicates a differential flight path reporting configuration that is associated with user equipment (UE) flight path information associated with a UE. The network node may receive the UE flight path information, the UE flight path information being based at least in part on the differential flight path reporting configuration. Numerous other aspects are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Chiranjib SAHA, Umesh PHUYAL, Le LIU, Sunghoon KIM, Stefano FACCIN
  • Publication number: 20240113773
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for UAV subscription information. An example method performed by a UE includes transmitting, to a first network entity, subscription information indicating that the UE is deployed as an aerial UE and additional information regarding the UE, and obtaining aerial service based, at least in part, on the additional information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Umesh PHUYAL, Chiranjib SAHA, Stefano FACCIN, Sunghoon KIM, Prasad Reddy KADIRI, Le LIU
  • Publication number: 20240107383
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to a mechanism to enable interworking between fifth generation system (5GS) network slicing and evolved packet core (EPC) connectivity. In an example, techniques are provided for existing packet data unit (PDU) sessions that provide connectivity to a network slice from a set of network slices. Connectivity to the network slice is in response to a user equipment (UE), that uses network slices, moving between a 5G network and a 4G network. The existing PDU sessions are connected to a dedicated EPC core network that supports the same services provided by the network slice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Stefano FACCIN, Haris ZISIMOPOULOS, Sebastian SPEICHER
  • Publication number: 20240089139
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A multicast architecture may support flexible change between unicast and multicast operations and may support additional traffic types (e.g., Internet Protocol and Ethernet traffic). For example, the multicast architecture may include transmitting data over a shared multicast radio bearer (MRB) and/or specific data radio bearers (DRBs), a multicast user plane function (UPF) for supplying the multicast data to a base station, multicast data from different radio access networks (RANs), protecting the multicast data through creating a group key, ciphering the multicast data sent on the MRB using the group key, and transitioning the multicast data from a source RAN to a target RAN.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Sebastian SPEICHER, Haris ZISIMOPOULOS, Miguel GRIOT, Hong CHENG, Juan ZHANG, Stefano FACCIN
  • Patent number: 11910191
    Abstract: One aspect relates to initiating, by a device, a connection with an application server associated with one or more application services. A gateway derives an uplink network token and/or a downlink network token. The tokens are provisioned to the device and/or an application server over the user-plane. The tokens are included with uplink and/or downlink packets, respectively. Another aspect relates to receiving a data packet at a gateway. The gateway determines a requirement for a network token from the packet. The gateway derives the network token based on a device subscription profile maintained by a network. The network token may be sent with the packet to a destination address associated with the packet. A packet including a network token may be received at a gateway. The gateway may verify the network token and send the data packet to an application server or a device if the verifying is successful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Soo Bum Lee, Gavin Bernard Horn, John Wallace Nasielski, Stefano Faccin
  • Patent number: 11908332
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. In some systems, a user equipment (UE) (e.g., an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)) may receive an approved flight plan including approved flight plan sectors. The UE may also receive a query from a network node, the query including an indication of a subset of the plurality of approved flight plan sectors and a request for a plurality of waypoints of the UE within the indicated subset of the plurality of approved flight plan sectors. The UE may further determine, in response to receiving the query from the network node, a flight path including the plurality of waypoints of the UE for the indicated subset of the plurality of approved flight plan sectors based on the received approved flight plan, and the UE may transmit, to the network node, a flight declaration message including the waypoints of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Stefano Faccin
  • Patent number: 11882223
    Abstract: Various embodiments enable broadcast communications security. Various embodiments enable the authentication of broadcast communications. Various embodiments may enable asymmetric authentication and integrity protection of small size messages, such as one or more signed messages totaling a length of 250 bytes or less. Various embodiments may support cryptographic signing of beacon type messages using certificates. Various embodiments may include generating a beacon type message, cryptographically signing the beacon type message at least in part using a certificate to generate a signed beacon message, and sending the signed beacon type message in one or more broadcast transmissions in conjunction with, or independently of, certificate information used to verify the signed beacon message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Drew Foster Van Duren, Stefano Faccin, William Whyte
  • Patent number: 11877192
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to a mechanism to enable interworking between fifth generation system (5GS) network slicing and evolved packet core (EPC) connectivity. In an example, techniques are provided for existing packet data unit (PDU) sessions that provide connectivity to a network slice from a set of network slices. Connectivity to the network slice is in response to a user equipment (UE), that uses network slices, moving between a 5G network and a 4G network. The existing PDU sessions are connected to a dedicated EPC core network that supports the same services provided by the network slice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stefano Faccin, Haris Zisimopoulos, Sebastian Speicher
  • Patent number: 11870599
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A multicast architecture may support flexible change between unicast and multicast operations and may support additional traffic types (e.g., Internet Protocol and Ethernet traffic). For example, the multicast architecture may include transmitting data over a shared multicast radio bearer (MRB) and/or specific data radio bearers (DRBs), a multicast user plane function (UPF) for supplying the multicast data to a base station, multicast data from different radio access networks (RANs), protecting the multicast data through creating a group key, ciphering the multicast data sent on the MRB using the group key, and transitioning the multicast data from a source RAN to a target RAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sebastian Speicher, Haris Zisimopoulos, Miguel Griot, Hong Cheng, Juan Zhang, Stefano Faccin
  • Publication number: 20230422132
    Abstract: In some examples, a user equipment (UE) obtains a connectivity in a first cell, the connectivity comprising a first type of connection that provides access to services in a local data network. The UE camps on a second cell, determines if the connectivity is not supported in the second cell based on broadcast information from the second cell, the broadcast information comprising information of the second cell, and in response to determining that the connectivity is not supported in the second cell, disconnect the connectivity, wherein the disconnecting comprises sending a Non Access Stratum (NAS) message via the second cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Inventors: Chen Ho Chin, Noun Choi, Stefano Faccin
  • Patent number: 11825307
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure include methods, network servers or components and user equipment devices configured to authorize network slices that are associated with services provided by external providers. Various aspects enable access and use of network slices by user equipment devices connected to a network (e.g., 5G or New Radio network) via network components associated with a service provider by generating an allowed network slice selection assistance information (Allowed NSSAI) and an Unauthorized NSSAI, and sending the Allowed NSSAI and Unauthorized NSSAI to a user equipment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stefano Faccin, Mahmoud Watfa
  • Patent number: 11825535
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a first user equipment (UE) may establish a PC5 unicast link with a second UE. The UE may transmit, to a second UE in a PC5 radio resource control (RRC) message, capability information that includes an indication that the first UE is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Numerous other aspects are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Le Liu, Alberto Rico Alvarino, Umesh Phuyal, Stefano Faccin, Xiao Feng Wang, Juan Montojo, Francesco Pica, Chiranjib Saha, Vishnu Vardhan Chetlur Ravi
  • Publication number: 20230345385
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a user equipment (UE) may obtain emission control information that indicates a first emission control configuration associated with a first operating configuration and a second emission control configuration associated with a second operating configuration. The UE may transmit, using the first emission control configuration or the second emission control configuration based at least in part on a UE operating configuration associated with the UE, a communication. Numerous other aspects are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2022
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Inventors: Le LIU, Alberto RICO ALVARINO, Chiranjib SAHA, Changhwan PARK, Xiao Feng WANG, Peter GAAL, Umesh PHUYAL, Ebraam Adel KHALIFA, Kazuki TAKEDA, Marco PAPALEO, Stefano FACCIN, Juan MONTOJO
  • Publication number: 20230319935
    Abstract: Wireless communications systems and methods related to on-demand ultra-reliable, low-latency communication (URLLC) are provided. In one embodiment, a base station (BS) receives, from a user equipment (UE) in a first cell frequency, a request for a protocol data unit (PDU) session over a network slice. The BS receives, from a core network entity, a resource configuration request for the PDU session over the network slice. The BS transmits, to the core network entity, a resource configuration response indicating a cause for rejecting the resource configuration request. In one embodiment, a UE transmits, in a first cell frequency of a network, a network registration request message requesting a network slice of the network that is not provided by the first cell frequency. The UE receives a network registration response message indicating the network slice is allowed based on a second cell frequency of the network providing the network slice requested.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2023
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Inventors: Xipeng ZHU, Gavin Bernard HORN, Miguel GRIOT, Haris ZISIMOPOULOS, Stefano FACCIN
  • Publication number: 20230319913
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a network entity may receive, from an application server, an authorization request for command and control (C2) communications via a direct link between a pair of user equipments (UEs), wherein the authorization request indicates a proximity-based services (ProSe) identifier associated with the C2 communications. The network entity may transmit, to the application server, an authorization indication for the C2 communications via the direct link between the pair of UEs, wherein the authorization indication indicates a destination layer-2 identifier associated with the ProSe identifier. Numerous other aspects are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2022
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Inventors: Sunghoon KIM, Stefano FACCIN, Drew Foster VAN DUREN
  • Patent number: 11729619
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide for a security model for enabling multiple connectivity and service contexts while sharing a single connectivity context to establish a network connection. A context (e.g., connectivity context, service context, security context) is a set of information describing the connectivity, service, or security established between two or more entities. The connectivity context and service context may be established at different network nodes or entities. In one aspect of the disclosure, a connectivity context includes an Evolved Packet System (EPS) Mobility Management (EMM) context or both an EMM context and an EPS Session Management (ESM) context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Soo Bum Lee, Stefano Faccin, Gavin Bernard Horn, John Nasielski, Lenaig Genevieve Chaponniere
  • Patent number: 11729695
    Abstract: In some examples, a user equipment (UE) obtains a connectivity in a first cell, the connectivity comprising a first type of connection that provides access to services in a local data network. The UE camps on a second cell, determines if the connectivity is not supported in the second cell based on broadcast information from the second cell, the broadcast information comprising information of the second cell, and in response to determining that the connectivity is not supported in the second cell, disconnect the connectivity, wherein the disconnecting comprises sending a Non Access Stratum (NAS) message via the second cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Malikie Innovations Limited
    Inventors: Chen Ho Chin, Noun Choi, Stefano Faccin