Patents by Inventor Vikram Seenappa

Vikram Seenappa 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: 20220014993
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a machine-readable medium, comprising executable instructions that, when executed by a processing system including a processor, facilitate performance of operations including receiving a first message from a mobile management entity (MME) in a Long-Term Evolution (LTE) network indicating a handover of user equipment (UE) to a fifth generation (5G) network covering a first area in which the UE is located; discovering an access mobility management function (AMF) in the 5G network responsive to the second message; receiving a second message from the AMF indicating a handover of the UE to the LTE network; and discovering a second mobile management entity (MME) in the LTE network covering a second area in which the UE is located. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Rajendra Prasad Kodaypak, Vikram Seenappa
  • Patent number: 11201812
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for virtual probes. A processor can execute a probe orchestrator service. The processor can obtain traffic monitoring data that describes traffic associated with a logical node. The logical node can include two or more devices that can exchange information as internal traffic. The processor can analyze the traffic monitoring data to determine one of the two or more devices hosts external traffic that involves an external device that resides outside of the logical node. In response to a determination that the one of the two or more devices hosts the external traffic, the processor can trigger instantiation of a virtual probe at the device of the plurality of devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Vikram Seenappa, Vivek Mhatre, Ryan Redfern
  • Patent number: 11197198
    Abstract: Automated offloading of subscribers in a system having a set of mobility management entities (MMEs) during mobility management equipment failures is provided. Each MME maintains performance status and location information about all MMEs. When an MME senses performance degradation the traffic directed to that MME is allocated among the remaining MMEs in the set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Vikram Seenappa, Henry Deccio, Mohammed Yousuffi
  • Patent number: 11119529
    Abstract: A method comprises predicting, based on corresponding historical workload data, a change in virtual network function demand during a future workload period, wherein the virtual network function is supported by a node. The method further comprises determining a target clock speed of one or more physical CPU cores of one or more processors of one or more servers in the node corresponding to the change in the virtual network function demand and adjusting the CPU CORE of the node to the target clock speed corresponding to the change in the virtual network function demand for the future workload period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Vikram Seenappa, Vivek Mhatre
  • Patent number: 10979888
    Abstract: A dynamic recovery system for a network comprising: an orchestrator, the orchestrator communicates with at least one mobility management entity in the network to monitor at least one of a key performance and a key capacity indicator; the orchestrator upon detecting that the at least one the key performance and key capacity indicator is above an operator configured threshold: instantiates at least one virtual mobility management entity, disables a communications profile towards the mobility management entity, and provides a communications profile toward at least one virtual mobility management entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Vikram Seenappa, Rajendra Prasad Kodaypak
  • Publication number: 20210051195
    Abstract: A virtual network manager system comprising a server in communication with a node, the server including at least one virtual network function (VNF), a cluster manager in communication with the server, the cluster manager is configured to detect a change in a health of the VNF on the server and when the change in the health of the VNF occurs generate a signal to a node to perform an action, the action including at least one of throttling traffic to the VNF, rerouting traffic to an alternate VNF, changing a weight value for traffic to the VNF, and generating an alert indicating a relative capacity change at the VNF.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Vikram Seenappa, Henry Deccio, Srikanth Tirumala, Vivek Mhatre
  • Patent number: 10880370
    Abstract: A virtual network manager system comprising a server in communication with a node, the server including at least one virtual network function (VNF), a cluster manager in communication with the server, the cluster manager is configured to detect a change in a health of the VNF on the server and when the change in the health of the VNF occurs generate a signal to a node to perform an action, the action including at least one of throttling traffic to the VNF, rerouting traffic to an alternate VNF, changing a weight value for traffic to the VNF, and generating an alert indicating a relative capacity change at the VNF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Vikram Seenappa, Henry Deccio, Srikanth Tirumala, Vivek Mhatre
  • Patent number: 10880173
    Abstract: The described technology is generally directed towards automated acceptance testing of network functions so that only certified network functions are deployed in a wireless network. When a network function attempts to register in a network, e.g., with a network function repository, the registration attempt triggers a workflow that obtains a result of automated testing of the network function. The automated testing operation can be based on a test suite selected according to the network function type and the network slice in which the network function is to be deployed. Only upon determining that the network function passed the automated testing operation is the network function registered (by the network function repository) for operation in the wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Vikram Seenappa, Joseph Dahan, Srikanth Tirumala, Michal Cwian, Dana Coburn, Henry Deccio, Henry Romero, Pratik Gandhi
  • Publication number: 20200396635
    Abstract: Automated offloading of subscribers in a system having a set of mobility management entities (MMEs) during mobility management equipment failures is provided. Each MME maintains performance status and location information about all MMEs. When an MME senses performance degradation the traffic directed to that MME is allocated among the remaining MMEs in the set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Vikram Seenappa, Henry Deccio, Mohammed Yousuffi
  • Publication number: 20200367154
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing a virtual network function in a visited network are disclosed. For example, the method receives an attach request or a handover for a user endpoint device, determines a home network for the user endpoint device, receives a profile of the user endpoint device, determines a policy for providing a service to the user endpoint device in accordance with the profile, determines a set of virtual network functions needed for providing the service to the user endpoint device in accordance with the policy, grants the attach request or the handover, designates for each virtual network function of the set of virtual network functions that is needed for providing the service, a corresponding virtual network function for serving the user endpoint device at a location of the user endpoint device, and provides the service to the user endpoint device via the set of virtual network functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Rajendra Prasad Kodaypak, Vikram Seenappa, Terry Figurelle
  • Patent number: 10834597
    Abstract: Pairing of a radio access network (RAN) slice to a core network (CN) slice is disclosed. The pairing can be based on RAN slice information, CN slice information, and device information. The device information can enable access to corresponding information from a data store, such as historical pairing correlated to a device, device type, etc. Moreover, other supplemental information, such as service information, can also be employed in determining the pairing. In an aspect, the other supplemental information can enable access to corresponding information form a data store, such as other CN slices comprising an identified virtual network function, historical performance of previously determined pairing(s), etc. A determined pairing can be modified before provisioning or after provisioning based on the RAN slice information, CN slice information, supplemental information, or corresponding information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Rajendra Prasad Kodaypak, Vikram Seenappa
  • Publication number: 20200351190
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for virtual probes. A processor can execute a probe orchestrator service. The processor can obtain traffic monitoring data that describes traffic associated with a logical node. The logical node can include two or more devices that can exchange information as internal traffic. The processor can analyze the traffic monitoring data to determine one of the two or more devices hosts external traffic that involves an external device that resides outside of the logical node. In response to a determination that the one of the two or more devices hosts the external traffic, the processor can trigger instantiation of a virtual probe at the device of the plurality of devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Vikram Seenappa, Vivek Mhatre, Ryan Redfern
  • Patent number: 10798635
    Abstract: The described technology is generally directed towards selectively steering wireless network data packet traffic to a network edge cloud, which reduces backhaul bandwidth and facilitates ultra-low latency communications. In one aspect, upon receiving a request for data communication by a user equipment in the wireless network, location information is used to override a centralized access point name (e.g., 4G serving gateway/packet gateway, S/PGW, or 5G user plane function) with an edge-located access point name (edge 4G S/PGW or edge 5G user plane function). This facilitates the data communication between the user equipment and an edge-located access point device associated with the edge-located access point name.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Vikram Seenappa, Vivek Mhatre, Rajendra Prasad Kodaypak, Jiansong Wang, Ryan Redfern
  • Patent number: 10721680
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing a virtual network function in a visited network are disclosed. For example, the method receives an attach request or a handover for a user endpoint device, determines a home network for the user endpoint device, receives a profile of the user endpoint device, determines a policy for providing a service to the user endpoint device in accordance with the profile, determines a set of virtual network functions needed for providing the service to the user endpoint device in accordance with the policy, grants the attach request or the handover, designates for each virtual network function of the set of virtual network functions that is needed for providing the service, a corresponding virtual network function for serving the user endpoint device at a location of the user endpoint device, and provides the service to the user endpoint device via the set of virtual network functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Rajendra Prasad Kodaypak, Vikram Seenappa, Terry Figurelle
  • Patent number: 10721154
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for virtual probes. A processor can execute a probe orchestrator service. The processor can obtain traffic monitoring data that describes traffic associated with a logical node. The logical node can include two or more devices that can exchange information as internal traffic. The processor can analyze the traffic monitoring data to determine one of the two or more devices hosts external traffic that involves an external device that resides outside of the logical node. In response to a determination that the one of the two or more devices hosts the external traffic, the processor can trigger instantiation of a virtual probe at the device of the plurality of devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Vikram Seenappa, Vivek Mhatre, Ryan Redfern
  • Publication number: 20200177457
    Abstract: The described technology is generally directed towards automated acceptance testing of network functions so that only certified network functions are deployed in a wireless network. When a network function attempts to register in a network, e.g., with a network function repository, the registration attempt triggers a workflow that obtains a result of automated testing of the network function. The automated testing operation can be based on a test suite selected according to the network function type and the network slice in which the network function is to be deployed. Only upon determining that the network function passed the automated testing operation is the network function registered (by the network function repository) for operation in the wireless network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Vikram Seenappa, Joseph Dahan, Srikanth Tirumala, Michal Cwian, Dana Coburn, Henry Deccio, Henry Romero, Pratik Gandhi
  • Publication number: 20200178149
    Abstract: The described technology is generally directed towards selectively steering wireless network data packet traffic to a network edge cloud, which reduces backhaul bandwidth and facilitates ultra-low latency communications. In one aspect, upon receiving a request for data communication by a user equipment in the wireless network, location information is used to override a centralized access point name (e.g., 4G serving gateway/packet gateway, S/PGW, or 5G user plane function) with an edge-located access point name (edge 4G S/PGW or edge 5G user plane function). This facilitates the data communication between the user equipment and an edge-located access point device associated with the edge-located access point name.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Vikram Seenappa, Vivek Mhatre, Rajendra Prasad Kodaypak, Jiansong Wang, Ryan Redfern
  • Publication number: 20200169601
    Abstract: A virtual network manager system comprising a server in communication with a node, the server including at least one virtual network function (VNF), a cluster manager in communication with the server, the cluster manager is configured to detect a change in a health of the VNF on the server and when the change in the health of the VNF occurs generate a signal to a node to perform an action, the action including at least one of throttling traffic to the VNF, rerouting traffic to an alternate VNF, changing a weight value for traffic to the VNF, and generating an alert indicating a relative capacity change at the VNF.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Vikram Seenappa, Henry DECCIO, Srikanth TIRUMALA, Vivek MHATRE
  • Publication number: 20200159281
    Abstract: A method comprises predicting, based on corresponding historical workload data, a change in virtual network function demand during a future workload period, wherein the virtual network function is supported by a node. The method further comprises determining a target clock speed of one or more physical CPU cores of one or more processors of one or more servers in the node corresponding to the change in the virtual network function demand and adjusting the CPU CORE of the node to the target clock speed corresponding to the change in the virtual network function demand for the future workload period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Vikram Seenappa, Vivek Mhatre
  • Patent number: 10652334
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, allocating virtual network function resources for a wireless connection with a gateway device, facilitating establishing the wireless connection with the gateway device utilizing the virtual network function resources to provide for transmitting of data from the gateway device to an application server where the data is stored by the gateway device until a determination is made that a threshold associated with the data has been satisfied, and tearing down the virtual network function resources responsive to a determination that the transmitting of the data from the gateway device to the application server via the wireless connection has been completed. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Vikram Seenappa, Rajendra Prasad Kodaypak