Patents by Inventor Stephen MWANJE

Stephen MWANJE 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: 11349725
    Abstract: Various methods are provided for enabling the application of machine learning to network management and in particular to enabling cognitive network management in radio access networks. One example method may comprise interpreting one or more operator goals for the CNM or for a specific CF to ensure that the specific CF adjusts its behavior in order to fulfil the operator goals, abstracting an environment into states configured for use in subsequent decision making, wherein the abstracted environment represent are built from one or more of a combination of quantitative KPIs, abstract state labels, and operational contexts, defining legal candidate network configurations for different contexts of the CF based on the abstracted environments and operational contexts as inferred by the EMA engine, and matching a current abstract state, abstracted environment, or operational context as derived by the EMA engine to an appropriate network configuration selected from the set of legal candidate network configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Stephen Mwanje, Christian Mannweiler, Lars Christoph Schmelz
  • Publication number: 20220027789
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for determining and/or applying optimal configurations in cognitive autonomous networks (CANs) are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Anubhab BANERJEE, Stephen MWANJE
  • Publication number: 20220029896
    Abstract: There are provided measures for network objectives management. Such measures for enabling network objectives management in radio access networks exemplarily comprise maintaining a plurality of key performance indicator entries, each key performance indicator entry comprising at least an optimization direction of a respective key performance indicator and prioritized target values for said respective key performance indicator, and providing said prioritized target values for a selected key performance indicator expected to be achieved by a cognitive function to said cognitive function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Stephen Mwanje, Lars Christoph Schmelz
  • Patent number: 11228915
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a distributed method and system for independent activation and deactivation of small cells. The method and system consider network traffic at multiple nodes instead of only considering the small cell's own traffic, and may be implemented using existing X2 messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks OY
    Inventors: Stephen Mwanje, Janne Tapio Ali-Tolppa, David Ness Cohn
  • Publication number: 20220014449
    Abstract: There are provided measures for network objectives management.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Stephen Mwanje, Lars Christoph Schmelz, Janne Tapio Ali-Tolppa
  • Patent number: 11197212
    Abstract: There are provided measures for cell relations optimization. Such measures exemplarily comprise maintaining a table including a plurality of entries, each of said plurality of entries being assigned to a respective one of a plurality of neighboring cells, and each of said plurality of entries comprises overlapping amount information in relation to a source cell and said respective one of said plurality of neighboring cells and overlapping location information in relation to said source cell and said respective one of said plurality of neighboring cells, and utilizing said table for assessment of a suitability of each of said plurality of said neighboring cells for an inter-cell capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Stephen Mwanje, Janne Tapio Ali-Tolppa, Muhammad Naseer-Ul-Islam
  • Publication number: 20210326662
    Abstract: An EMA method of enabling CNM in communication networks comprises, for a given time instant t, extracting (S601) features from an n-dimensional input vector Xt containing at least one of continuous valued environmental parameters, network configuration values and key performance indicator values, and forming a d-dimensional feature vector Yt from the extracted features, quantizing (S602) the formed feature vector Yt by selecting, for the extracted vector Yt, a single quantum corresponding to an internal state of k internal states of an internal state-space model, mapping (S603), for each dimension Sm of an m-dimensional output vector St, an output state bin of a number of output state bins present for dimension Sm to the selected internal state, and, for each cognitive function off cognitive functions, selecting (S604) a subset out of the output vector St, each of the subsets having a dimension equal to or smaller than m and containing feature values required by the cognitive function, the f selected subsets
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen MWANJE, Benedek SCHULTZ, Marton KAJO
  • Publication number: 20210258873
    Abstract: There are provided measures for configuration of power saving groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen Mwanje, Janne Tapio Ali-Tolppa
  • Publication number: 20200351732
    Abstract: There are provided measures for cell relations optimization. Such measures exemplarily comprise maintaining a table including a plurality of entries, each of said plurality of entries being assigned to a respective one of a plurality of neighboring cells, and each of said plurality of entries comprises overlapping amount information in relation to a source cell and said respective one of said plurality of neighboring cells and overlapping location information in relation to said source cell and said respective one of said plurality of neighboring cells, and utilizing said table for assessment of a suitability of each of said plurality of said neighboring cells for an inter-cell capability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen MWANJE, Janne Tapio ALI-TOLPPA, Muhammad NASEER-UL-ISLAM
  • Publication number: 20200187067
    Abstract: A user equipment transmits a measurement report to a serving base station. The measurement report includes a physical cell identifier (PCI) that is allocated to multiple neighbor base stations. The user equipment is configured to monitor a signal that is to be transmitted from at least one neighbor base station for cell-specific measurement by the user equipment. The user equipment is selectively handed over from the serving base station to one of the neighbor base stations dependent upon whether the user equipment detects its corresponding cell-specific measurement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Guillaume Decarreau, Irina-Mihaela Balan, Ahmad Awada, Stephen Mwanje, Muhammad Naseer-Ul-Islam, Ingo Viering
  • Publication number: 20200187113
    Abstract: It is provided a method, comprising detecting a trigger; estimating, for each of one or more deactivated helper cells, a respective estimated transferred load if the trigger is detected, wherein the respective estimated transferred load will be transferred from a reference cell to the respective helper cell if the respective helper cell will be activated, and the one or more deactivated helper cells belong to a power saving group consisting of the reference cell and one or more helper cells; determining determine a candidate cell among the deactivated helper cells, wherein the estimated transferred load of the candidate cell is maximum among the estimated transferred loads; instructing activating of the candidate cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Stephen MWANJE, Janne Tapio ALI-TOLPPA
  • Publication number: 20190349773
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a distributed method and system for independent activation and deactivation of small cells. The method and system consider network traffic at multiple nodes instead of only considering the small cell's own traffic, and may be implemented using existing X2 messages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen MWANJE, Janne Tapio ALI-TOLPPA, David Ness COHN
  • Publication number: 20190273662
    Abstract: Various methods are provided for enabling the application of machine learning to network management and in particular to enabling cognitive network management in radio access networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Stephen MWANJE, Christian MANNWEILER, Lars Christoph SCHMELZ