Patents by Inventor Suzann Hua

Suzann Hua 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: 20230020413
    Abstract: A device may include a processor configured to detect that an Internet Protocol Security (IPsec) tunnel from a user equipment (UE) device connected via a WiFi connection has become idle, based on the IPsec tunnel meeting an idleness criterion, and instruct the UE device to tear down the IPsec tunnel, in response to detecting that the IPsec tunnel from the UE device connected via the WiFi connection meets the idleness criterion. The device may be further configured to receive a mobile terminating call for the UE device; establish a new IPsec tunnel to the UE device via the WiFi connection, in response to receiving the mobile terminating call for the UE device; and forward the received mobile terminating call to the UE device via the established new IPsec tunnel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: Chien-Yuan Huang, Suzann Hua, Parry Cornell Booker
  • Patent number: 11553378
    Abstract: One or more network devices create, in a network, a network slice with multiple network slice instances (NSIs) having multiple slice instance variations, where each of the multiple slice instance variations services a slice variation type and one of multiple slice variation levels. The slice variation type corresponds to a first performance characteristic of one or more performance characteristics met by the network slice while servicing sessions and the multiple slice variation levels sub-divide the slice variation type into multiple different levels of service within the slice variation type. The one or more network devices allocate, instantiate, and provision virtual resources for each of the multiple NSIs; and services User Equipment (UE) sessions via one of the multiple slice instance variations based on UE selection of one of the multiple slice variation levels of the slice variation type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Suzann Hua, Lalit R. Kotecha, Jin Yang
  • Patent number: 11540197
    Abstract: In some implementations, a network device may receive an identifier associated with an application server. The network device may associate the identifier with a service profile associated with a network slice based on a quality of service associated with the network slice. The network device may provide, to a device associated with the application server, information indicating that the identifier is associated with the service profile. The network device may receive address information associated with the application server. The network device may associate the address information with the service profile. The network device may provide service profile information to a security device included in a core network to cause the security device to forward traffic transmitted by the application server toward a destination via the network slice. The service profile information may include an identifier associated with the service profile, the identifier, and the address information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Ye Huang, Miguel A. Carames, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Alexander Fadeev, Suzann Hua, Jude M. Munn, Michael R. Waters
  • Publication number: 20220386399
    Abstract: A system described herein may provide a technique for a selection of an Interworking Function (“IWF”) that facilitates an interworking between a licensed wireless network and another wireless network, such as an unlicensed wireless network, based on a geographical location of a User Equipment (“UE”) that is connected to the licensed wireless network and the other wireless network. The IWF may be selected from a set of candidate IWFs based on respective locations of the candidate IWFs and the UE and/or a wireless access point associated with the other wireless network. The IWF may communicate with the UE, via the other wireless network, using one or more tunnels. The IWF may identify control plane and user plane traffic received via the tunnel(s), and may forward such communications to appropriate network devices of the licensed wireless network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Chien-Yuan Huang, Suzann Hua, Parry Cornell Booker
  • Publication number: 20220385581
    Abstract: A device may include a processor configured to register a network function, of a core network associated with a radio access network, in a network function repository for the core network. The processor may be further configured to obtain load information for the network function, wherein the load information indicates a load associated with the network function during a time period; determine that the load associated with the network function has reached a threshold based on the load information; and send an alert to an orchestration system to adjust a capacity for the network function, in response to determining that the load associated with the network function has reached the threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: Emerando M. Delos Reyes, Parry Cornell Booker, Suzann Hua
  • Publication number: 20220369199
    Abstract: In some implementations, a network device may receive an identifier associated with an application server. The network device may associate the identifier with a service profile associated with a network slice based on a quality of service associated with the network slice. The network device may provide, to a device associated with the application server, information indicating that the identifier is associated with the service profile. The network device may receive address information associated with the application server. The network device may associate the address information with the service profile. The network device may provide service profile information to a security device included in a core network to cause the security device to forward traffic transmitted by the application server toward a destination via the network slice. The service profile information may include an identifier associated with the service profile, the identifier, and the address information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Ye HUANG, Miguel A. CARAMES, Sudhakar Reddy PATIL, Alexander FADEEV, Suzann HUA, Jude M. MUNN, Michael R. WATERS
  • Publication number: 20220369383
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide for a hybrid network device to serve as a zero- or low-latency relay for communications between a wireless network, such as a licensed wireless network, and one or more other devices. The hybrid network device may establish a connection with a base station of a wireless network via a licensed radio access technology (“RAT”). The hybrid network device may communicate with one or more devices via an unlicensed RAT. The hybrid network device of some embodiments may aggregate communications from devices and may serve as a single connection endpoint with respect to the base station, such that the base station need not maintain a relatively large number of connections to accommodate a relatively large quantity devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Yang, Lalit R. Kotecha, Donna L. Polehn, Vishwanath Ramamurthi, Maria G. Lam, Arda Aksu, Suzann Hua
  • Publication number: 20220353163
    Abstract: A system described herein may receive traffic throughput metrics and energy consumption metrics associated with one or more elements of a wireless network, and compute granular (e.g., per-network slice, per-network element, per-protocol, per-layer, etc.) measures of energy efficiency associated with the one or more one or more elements. The system may determine network parameter modifications based on the granular measures of energy efficiency, and/or provide such measures of energy efficiency to the one or more network elements, which may grant access to UEs 109 based on the granular measures of energy efficiency. The one or more network elements may make network parameter modifications based on the granular measures of energy efficiency, such as activating “sleep” or “suspend” modes, and/or otherwise performing energy saving techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Vishwanath Ramamurthi, Jin Yang, Maria G. Lam, Donna L. Polehn, Lalit R. Kotecha, Arda Aksu, Suzann Hua
  • Publication number: 20220353800
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which a registration area-based application exposure and network slice selection service is provided. The service may include the generation of multiple sets of allowed network slices based on a type of end device, current tracking area, and registration area information. The service may also include selecting one of the sets of allowed network slices based on a mobility pattern of the end device. The service may also translate allowed network slices, current tracking area and registration area information, and expose the translated information to an application function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Inventors: Suzann Hua, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Ye Huang, Parry Cornell Booker
  • Publication number: 20220353745
    Abstract: One or more network devices create, in a network, a network slice with multiple network slice instances (NSIs) having multiple slice instance variations, where each of the multiple slice instance variations services a slice variation type and one of multiple slice variation levels. The slice variation type corresponds to a first performance characteristic of one or more performance characteristics met by the network slice while servicing sessions and the multiple slice variation levels sub-divide the slice variation type into multiple different levels of service within the slice variation type. The one or more network devices allocate, instantiate, and provision virtual resources for each of the multiple NSIs; and services User Equipment (UE) sessions via one of the multiple slice instance variations based on UE selection of one of the multiple slice variation levels of the slice variation type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Inventors: Suzann Hua, Lalit R. Kotecha, Jin Yang
  • Publication number: 20220337706
    Abstract: A charging function device may include a processor configured to obtain subscription information associated with a user equipment (UE) device in a wireless communication network. The processor may be further configured to receive, from a gateway device, data flow information relating to data flows associated with the UE device; receive, from a policy device, policy information relating to policies applied to the data flows associated with the UE device; generate a record for the UE device based on the received data flow information and the received policy information, wherein the record identifies at least one account charge based on a particular data flow associated with the UE device; and provide the generated charging record to an account system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2021
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Lalit R. Kotecha, Suzann Hua, Patricia R. Chang, Jin Yang, Donna L. Polehn, Vishwanath Ramamurthi, Arda Aksu
  • Patent number: 11477829
    Abstract: A device may include a processor configured to detect that an Internet Protocol Security (IPsec) tunnel from a user equipment (UE) device connected via a WiFi connection has become idle, based on the IPsec tunnel meeting an idleness criterion, and instruct the UE device to tear down the IPsec tunnel, in response to detecting that the IPsec tunnel from the UE device connected via the WiFi connection meets the idleness criterion. The device may be further configured to receive a mobile terminating call for the UE device; establish a new IPsec tunnel to the UE device via the WiFi connection, in response to receiving the mobile terminating call for the UE device; and forward the received mobile terminating call to the UE device via the established new IPsec tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Chien-Yuan Huang, Suzann Hua, Parry Cornell Booker
  • Publication number: 20220322185
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein may provide for the return (e.g., reconnection) of a User Equipment (“UE”) to a first radio access network (“RAN”) to which the UE was connected, after the UE has been redirected to a second RAN based on the occurrence of an event. The event may include a voice call placed by or to the UE. The return of the UE to the first RAN may occur based on the occurrence of another event, such as the voice call being terminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Helen Osias Eglip, Suzann Hua, Maqbool Chauhan, Ali Imdad Malik
  • Publication number: 20220312210
    Abstract: Systems and method are provided for a temporary network slice usage barring service within a core network. A network device in the core network receives a slice barring information message for an application function (AF). The slice barring information message includes a unique subscriber identifier associated with a user equipment (UE) device to be barred from a network slice and indicates a barring expiration time. The network device stores barring parameters based on the slice barring information message. The barring parameters include a slice identifier associated with the AF, the unique subscriber identifier, and the barring expiration time. The network device sends a barring instruction message to another network device associated with the network slice. The barring instruction message includes the unique subscriber identifier and the barring expiration time. The other network device enforces temporary barring of the UE device from the network slice based on the barring instruction message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Suzann Hua, Ye Huang, Chien-Yuan Huang, Parry Cornell Booker
  • Publication number: 20220303349
    Abstract: A multi-access edge computing device may receive historical content data associated with a content application of a user equipment and may process the historical content data, with a machine learning model, to identify content to cache for the user equipment. The multi-access edge computing device may provide, to a content provider device, a request for the content to cache and may receive, from the content provider device, the content to cache based on the request for the content to cache. The multi-access edge computing device may process the content to cache, with a document object model and a browser object model, to generate intermediary content that corresponds to the content to cache. The multi-access edge computing device may store the intermediary content in a data structure associated with the multi-access edge computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Donna L. POLEHN, Maria G. LAM, Jin YANG, Lalit R. KOTECHA, Vishwanath RAMAMURTHI, Patricia R. CHANG, Suzann HUA, Arda AKSU
  • Patent number: 11438442
    Abstract: A multi-access edge computing device may receive historical content data associated with a content application of a user equipment and may process the historical content data, with a machine learning model, to identify content to cache for the user equipment. The multi-access edge computing device may provide, to a content provider device, a request for the content to cache and may receive, from the content provider device, the content to cache based on the request for the content to cache. The multi-access edge computing device may process the content to cache, with a document object model and a browser object model, to generate intermediary content that corresponds to the content to cache. The multi-access edge computing device may store the intermediary content in a data structure associated with the multi-access edge computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Donna L. Polehn, Maria G. Lam, Jin Yang, Lalit R. Kotecha, Vishwanath Ramamurthi, Patricia R. Chang, Suzann Hua, Arda Aksu
  • Publication number: 20220255996
    Abstract: A system comprises a Network Exposure Function (NEF) and a Session Management Function (SMF). The MF may be configured to: receive, from the NEF, a first request to subscribe to a notification service offered by the SMF; send a create session request to a User Plane Function (UPF); receive a first response from the UPF to the create session request, wherein the first response includes binding information that pertains to an association between a User Equipment device (UE) identifier (ID) and Internet Protocol (IP) addresses; and send, as part of the notification service, a message that includes the binding information to the NEF.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Ye Huang, Gerardo S. Libunao, Raghuram Parvataneni, Ravi Sharma, Kirk Campbell, Suzann Hua, Alexander Fadeev, Miguel A. Carames, Sudhakar Reddy Patil
  • Patent number: 11412368
    Abstract: Systems and method are provided to reduce redundant data transfers for service profiles within a wireless core network. A network device in the core network receives, from a mobility management entity (MME), a user profile request. The user profile request includes a user identifier for an end device. The network device determines that a user profile corresponding to the user identifier includes a shared service profile and determines, when the user profile includes a shared service profile, whether the MME has stored the shared service profile. When the MME has not stored the shared service profile, the network device sends, to the MME, the shared service profile and a shared profile identifier for the shared service profile. The network device sends, to the MME, a response to the user profile request, the response including the user identifier and the shared profile identifier for the shared service profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Suzann Hua, Priscilla Lau, Sudhakar Reddy Patil
  • Patent number: 11399327
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein may provide for the return (e.g., reconnection) of a User Equipment (“UE”) to a first radio access network (“RAN”) to which the UE was connected, after the UE has been redirected to a second RAN based on the occurrence of an event. The event may include a voice call placed by or to the UE. The return of the UE to the first RAN may occur based on the occurrence of another event, such as the voice call being terminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Helen Osias Eglip, Suzann Hua, Maqbool Chauhan, Ali Imdad Malik
  • Publication number: 20220225223
    Abstract: A system includes one or more devices. The devices are configured to: receive a message indicating that a network slice has been deployed in a network, wherein the message includes information related to the network slice; send the information to an application that provides services to User Equipment (UE) devices subscribed to the network; and initiate updates to UE route selection policies (URSPs) in the network based on the information, allowing communications from UE devices to reach the network slice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Ye Huang, Kristen Sydney Young, Suzann Hua, Miguel A. Carames, Kalyani Bogineni