Patents by Inventor Thomas H. Tan

Thomas H. Tan 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: 9338824
    Abstract: A device may receive first common public radio interface (CPRI) information associated with a first CPRI format. The device may determine a translation key associated with the first CPRI format. The translation key may include information associated with translating the first CPRI information to a second CPRI format. The second CPRI format may be different from the first CPRI format. The device may generate second CPRI information based on processing the first CPRI information with the translation key. The second CPRI information may be associated with the second CPRI format. The device may provide the second CPRI information associated with the second CPRI format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignees: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc., Cellco Partnership
    Inventors: David Chiang, Arda Aksu, Thomas H. Tan, Donna L. Polehn, Deepak Kakadia, Mingxing S. Li
  • Patent number: 9294927
    Abstract: A network device may select one or more secondary bands in a spectrum based on a measure of quality of the one or more secondary bands; transmit information identifying the one or more secondary bands to an end unit; code, based on a coding scheme, a data flow to obtain multiple data signals that represent the data flow; and transmit, towards the end unit, the multiple data signals via the one or more secondary bands and a primary band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Yang, Thomas H. Tan, Kent W Hughes, Deepak Kakadia
  • Publication number: 20150341765
    Abstract: A system may be configured to determine a floor of a building in which the user device is located at a time a call was placed. The information, indicating the determined floor, may be provided to a callee, such as a public safety answering point (“PSAP”). The floor may be determined based on, for example, comparing an altitude of the user device and/or a list of networks or devices that are visible to the user device, to a set of reference information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: John F. Macias, Lalit R. Kotecha, Thomas H. Tan, Thaddeus J. Dudziak, Kent W. Hughes, Mingxing S. Li, Sagiv Draznin
  • Patent number: 9185001
    Abstract: A system may be configured to monitor traffic associated with a network device; determine a time at which a particular portion of traffic was received by the network device; identify one or more attributes associated with the particular portion of the traffic; determine one or more performance indicators associated with the particular portion of the traffic; and determine that an alert threshold has been met. The determining may be based on at least one of: the one or more attributes or the one or more performance indicators. The system may output, based on determining that the alert threshold has been met, information regarding the time at which the particular portion of the traffic was received by the network device, the one or more attributes, and the one or more performance indicators associated with the particular portion of the traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignees: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc., Cellco Partnership
    Inventors: Deepak Kakadia, Thomas H. Tan, Courtney D. Drewski, Emerando M. Delos Reyes, Donna L. Polehn
  • Publication number: 20150264577
    Abstract: A network device may select one or more secondary bands in a spectrum based on a measure of quality of the one or more secondary bands; transmit information identifying the one or more secondary bands to an end unit; code, based on a coding scheme, a data flow to obtain multiple data signals that represent the data flow; and transmit, towards the end unit, the multiple data signals via the one or more secondary bands and a primary band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Jin Yang, Thomas H. Tan, Kent W. Hughes, Deepak Kakadia
  • Patent number: 9131072
    Abstract: A network device receives utilization information, for an infrastructure network, that provides data for individual segments of the infrastructure network. Based on the data for the individual segments, the network device generates a costing matrix that includes prices for each segment of the individual segments. The network device identifies particular segments of the infrastructure network associated with an end-to-end path for a subscriber and generates pricing of different service levels for the end-to-end path. The pricing is based on the costing matrix and a particular time period. The network device provides, to the subscriber, a user interface that includes service plan options with the pricing of different service levels for the end-to-end path and receives, via the user interface, a selection of one of the service plan options. The network device sends instructions to provision the infrastructure network to support the selected service plan option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Deepak Kakadia, Thaddeus J. Dudziak, Thomas H. Tan, Raymond So, Maria G. Lam, Manish Sharma
  • Publication number: 20150249750
    Abstract: A network device receives utilization information, for an infrastructure network, that provides data for individual segments of the infrastructure network. Based on the data for the individual segments, the network device generates a costing matrix that includes prices for each segment of the individual segments. The network device identifies particular segments of the infrastructure network associated with an end-to-end path for a subscriber and generates pricing of different service levels for the end-to-end path. The pricing is based on the costing matrix and a particular time period. The network device provides, to the subscriber, a user interface that includes service plan options with the pricing of different service levels for the end-to-end path and receives, via the user interface, a selection of one of the service plan options. The network device sends instructions to provision the infrastructure network to support the selected service plan option.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Deepak Kakadia, Thaddeus J. Dudziak, Thomas H. Tan, Raymond So, Maria G. Lam, Manish Sharma
  • Publication number: 20150223060
    Abstract: A device may receive first common public radio interface (CPRI) information associated with a first CPRI format. The device may determine a translation key associated with the first CPRI format. The translation key may include information associated with translating the first CPRI information to a second CPRI format. The second CPRI format may be different from the first CPRI format. The device may generate second CPRI information based on processing the first CPRI information with the translation key. The second CPRI information may be associated with the second CPRI format. The device may provide the second CPRI information associated with the second CPRI format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicants: Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless, Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: David Chiang, Arda Aksu, Thomas H. Tan, Donna L. Polehn, Deepak Kakadia, Mingxing S. Li
  • Publication number: 20150149613
    Abstract: A system may receive raw information associated with a network and may prepare the raw information to create optimized information. The optimized information may include the raw information that has been sorted. The system may correlate the optimized information to create a set of correlated information. The system may aggregate at least two sets of correlated information to create aggregated information. The system may determine that network analytics are to be performed using the set of correlated information or the aggregated information. The system may determine information associated with performing the network analytics, including the set of correlated information or the aggregated information. The system may perform the network analytics based on the information associated with performing the network analytics. The system may provide a result associated with performing the network analytics. The result may indicate a manner in which to improve a performance of the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicants: Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless, Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Deepak KAKADIA, Hai Shao, Yong Gao, Jin Yang, Jay J. Lee, Donna L. Polehn, Thomas H. Tan
  • Patent number: 9036589
    Abstract: A first network device may receive an instruction to transmit a data flow and select a particular second network device based on a selection rule. The particular second network device providing may provide to an external network. The first network device may identify a path to the particular second network device. The particular path may include one or more third network devices that are different from the first network device. The first network device may provide the data flow to the particular second network device via the path to cause the particular second network device to transmit the data flow towards a destination device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Deepak Kakadia, Thomas H. Tan, Arda Aksu
  • Publication number: 20150063186
    Abstract: A device is configured to receive registration information associated with a set of user devices, and to determine a group based on the registration information. The device is configured to generate a group identifier to transport a message through a network. The device is configured to determine a set of active user devices, of the set of user devices, associated with the group, and to determine a set of device identifiers associated with the set of active user devices. The device is configured to determine an association between the group identifier and the set of device identifiers, and to provide the association to a network device to cause the network device to deliver a message from a first user device, of the set of active user devices, to one or more other active user devices of the set of active user devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Deepak KAKADIA, Thomas H. Tan, Sagiv Draznin
  • Patent number: 8948007
    Abstract: A system configured to receive a request to identify a quality of service (QoS) policy to be used to process traffic that is received from a user device associated with another network; obtain an interoperable QoS policy, where the interoperable QoS policy identifies a first QoS level, associated with the other network, that corresponds to a type of traffic received from the user device; obtain, from the interoperable QoS policy, a second QoS level that corresponds to the first QoS level; and send, to a device, an instruction to process the traffic based on the second QoS level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignees: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc., Cellco Partnership
    Inventors: Thomas H. Tan, Lalit R. Kotecha, Jay J. Lee, Steven R. Rados, Arda Aksu, Priscilla Lau, Patricia Ruey-Jane Chang
  • Publication number: 20150003335
    Abstract: A first network device may receive an instruction to transmit a data flow and select a particular second network device based on a selection rule. The particular second network device providing may provide to an external network. The first network device may identify a path to the particular second network device. The particular path may include one or more third network devices that are different from the first network device. The first network device may provide the data flow to the particular second network device via the path to cause the particular second network device to transmit the data flow towards a destination device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Deepak KAKADIA, Thomas H. Tan, Arda Aksu
  • Patent number: 8917607
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes monitoring a performance of at least one of a plurality of layer-2 network paths connecting a layer-2 network switch device to another layer-2 network switch device and selecting an optimal one of the plurality of layer-2 network paths over which to forward data traffic based on a path selection heuristic and the monitored performance of the at least one of the plurality of layer-2 network paths. At least a portion of the exemplary method may be performed by a layer-2 network switching system. In certain embodiments, the selecting of the optimal one of the plurality of layer-2 network paths over which to forward the data traffic is based on at least one of a latency parameter, a congestion parameter, and a cost parameter associated with the at least one of the plurality of layer-2 network paths. Corresponding systems and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Deepak Kakadia, Benjamin J. Parker, Thomas H. Tan
  • Publication number: 20140372614
    Abstract: One or more devices, including one or more virtual elements associated with a virtual transmission system that emulates one or more physical devices of a physical transmission system, may receive provisioning information for a client device; provision the client device to prepare the client device to receive or transmit a data flow via the one or more virtual elements based on the provisioning information; receive the data flow; and transmit the data flow from the client device or to the client device via the one or more virtual elements based on provisioning the client device. The data flow may be transmitted or received via the one or more virtual elements to circumvent one or more gateways of the physical transmission system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas H. TAN, Deepak Kakadia, Arda Aksu
  • Patent number: 8885476
    Abstract: Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) may be optimized for a cellular network having a radio segment. A base station may include a radio interface to connect to one or more user equipment (UE) devices and a number of queues to buffer data, incoming to the base station, from one or more servers, over TCP sessions. One or more processors may: determine state information relating to a fullness level of the queues; and transmit the state information to the one or more servers for use by the one or more servers in performing flow control with respect to the TCP sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Deepak Kakadia, Jay J Lee, Thomas H Tan
  • Patent number: 8855635
    Abstract: A network device may be configured to receive information regarding a location of a user device; compare the location of the user device to one or more coverage areas associated with each of one or more cells that are associated with a base station of a wireless telecommunications network; determine that the user device is within a particular coverage area of a particular cell, of the one or more cells; and instruct the user device, based on determining that the user device is within the particular coverage area of the particular cell, to connect to the particular cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignees: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc., Cellco Partnership
    Inventors: Derek Hongwei H. Bao, Patricia R. Chang, Steven R. Rados, Priscilla Lau, Yee Sin Chan, Maria G. Lam, John F. Macias, Thomas H. Tan, Lalit R. Kotecha, David Chiang, Thomas W. Haynes
  • Publication number: 20140293804
    Abstract: A system may be configured to monitor traffic associated with a network device; determine a time at which a particular portion of traffic was received by the network device; identify one or more attributes associated with the particular portion of the traffic; determine one or more performance indicators associated with the particular portion of the traffic; and determine that an alert threshold has been met. The determining may be based on at least one of: the one or more attributes or the one or more performance indicators. The system may output, based on determining that the alert threshold has been met, information regarding the time at which the particular portion of the traffic was received by the network device, the one or more attributes, and the one or more performance indicators associated with the particular portion of the traffic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicants: CELLCO PARTNERSHIP D/B/A VERIZON WIRELESS, VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Deepak Kakadia, Thomas H. Tan, Courtney D. Drewski, Emerando M. Delos Reyes, Donna L. Polehn
  • Patent number: 8848534
    Abstract: A system to receive an instruction to allocate resources to a particular link of a group of links, to permit traffic to be transmitted to one of a group of nodes, associated with one of a group of base stations, via the particular link; and identify a respective achievable throughput, associated with each link during a first time period, based on a respective capacity and condition associated with each link. The system is also to identify a respective achieved throughput, associated with each link, based on a respective achieved throughput associated with each link during a second time period and a respective quantity of traffic to be transmitted via each link during the first time period; generate a respective value, associated with each link, based on the respective achievable throughput and the respective achieved throughput; and transmit, to a node and via a link, a quantity of traffic, based on a determination that a respective value, associated with the link, is a greatest respective value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Yang, Thomas H. Tan
  • Publication number: 20140286309
    Abstract: A system may be configured to identify that a user device is connected to a first radio access network (“RAN”), via a first technology; and to identify that the user device is capable of accessing a second RAN, via a second technology. The system may further be configured to instruct the user device to concurrently connect to the second RAN and the first RAN, send or receive a first type of traffic via the first RAN, and send or receive a second type of traffic via the second RAN.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicants: CELLCO PARTNERSHIP (D/B/A VERIZON WIRELESS), VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING, INC.
    Inventors: Priscilla Lau, Patricia R. Chang, Arda Aksu, Jay J. Lee, Lalit R. Kotecha, Thomas H. Tan, Maria G. Lam, Steven R. Rados, John F. Macias, Derek Hongwei Bao