Patents by Inventor Violeta Cakulev

Violeta Cakulev 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: 20220141713
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein use group segmentation of applications (referred to herein as “slicing classes”), based on common service requirements, to allow carriers to assign UE traffic to network slices. A UE stores slicing class definitions for use with UE Route Selection Policies (URSP). Each of the slicing class definitions include network quality of service (QoS) characteristics that are applicable to network traffic for multiple software applications. The UE maps the software applications to corresponding slicing class identifiers associated with the slicing class definitions. The UE also stores URSP rules for associating a slicing class identifier with a network slice identifier. A UE operating system sends, to a modem, one of the slicing class identifiers for an application that is requesting attachment to a wireless network. The modem sends a registration request with a selected network slice identifier based on the received slicing class identifier and the URSP rules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Deepa Jagannatha, Bharadwaj Vemuri, Kartik P. Umamaheswaran, Garima Garg, Balaji L. Raghavachari, Kalyani Bogineni, Kristen Sydney Young, Ratul K. Guha, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Violeta Cakulev
  • Patent number: 11323869
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and computer-readable mediums may provide receiving, at a request to establish an access and mobility (AM) policy control association in relation to an establishment of a packet data unit (PDU) session requested by a subscriber associated with a user equipment (UE) device; generating a query to a network device via a network interface, for AM policy control data and for at least one of UE policy control data or session management (SM) policy control data; receiving the AM policy control data and the at least one of the UE policy control data or the SM policy control data from the network device, creating the AM policy control association based on the received AM policy control data; and storing the at least one of the UE policy control data or the SM policy control data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Violeta Cakulev, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Lalit R. Kotecha
  • Patent number: 11310151
    Abstract: Systems and methods manage lookups for network repository functions (NRFs). A network device, such as a NRF, receives a discovery request for a network function instance in a wireless core network. The discovery request includes a hop limit value. The network device determines if a result for the discovery request is available and determines if the hop limit value is greater than a stop value, when the result for the discovery request is not available. The network device forwards the discovery request to another network device when the result for the discovery request is not available and when the hop limit value is greater than the stop value. The network device sends a terminal response to the discovery request when the hop limit value is not greater than the stop value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: David Taft, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Violeta Cakulev, Hossein M. Ahmadi
  • Patent number: 11297525
    Abstract: An example method can include receiving information identifying a quality of service (QoS) flow for a communication session involving a user equipment (UE). The information can include a QoS profile and a QoS flow identifier (QFI). The method can include identifying, from a QoS profile, a QoS configuration identifier associated with the QoS flow and selecting a data radio bearer (DRB) for the communications associated with the QoS flow. The DRB can be selected based on a mapping of a plurality of DRBs to a plurality of QoS flows, and the mapping can be based on corresponding QoS configuration identifiers of the plurality of QoS flows. The method can include assigning the QoS flow to the DRB by adding the QFI of the QoS flow to the mapping relative to the DRB and causing the communications associated with the QoS flow to be transmitted using the DRB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Violeta Cakulev, Muthukumar Retnasamy, Ratul Kumar Guha, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Kalyani Bogineni
  • Patent number: 11290915
    Abstract: A system described herein may provide a technique for adaptive and dynamic beamforming in a radio access network (“RAN”) of a wireless network, based on information received from User Equipment (“UEs”) connected to the RAN, and/or information that can be attributed to UEs and/or users associated with UEs connected to the RAN. For example, a Beam Load Balancing System (“BLBS”) of some embodiments may use such information to identify beams, of one or more base stations, for which a configuration should be modified in order to provide RF connectivity to one or more UEs in a manner that optimizes Quality of Service (“QoS”) provided to the UEs and/or efficiently utilizes network resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Lalit R. Kotecha, Vishwanath Ramamurthi, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Violeta Cakulev
  • Publication number: 20220086198
    Abstract: A device receives a call invitation message with a Session Description Protocol (SDP) offer for establishing a call between a calling party and a called party and obtains a set of network fallback rules associated with the called party. The device determines, based on the set of network fallback rules, whether to reject the call and avoid network fallback from a first wireless network to a second wireless network. The device sends, based on the determination, a call denial message without an SDP answer, to reject the call and avoid the network fallback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Violeta Cakulev, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Ali Imdad Malik, Timothy M. Dwight, Lalit R. Kotecha
  • Publication number: 20220078862
    Abstract: A method may include receiving, from a user device, a request to establish a packet data unit (PDU) session; determining that the PDU session should be established as an always-on PDU session; determining whether subscription data associated with the user device indicates that the user device is allowed to establish the always-on PDU session; and establishing the PDU session as an always-on PDU session in response to determining that the subscription data indicates that the user device is allowed to establish the always-on PDU session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Violeta Cakulev, Lalit R. Kotecha, Sudhakar Reddy Patil
  • Publication number: 20220038940
    Abstract: A method, a network device, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which an application-aware scheduling service is provided. The application-aware scheduling service may be configured with bandwidth values and usability values for traffic of applications. The application-aware scheduling service may manage air interface scheduling based on the bandwidth and usability values. The application-aware scheduling service may perform packet inspection to identify an application relating to traffic. The application-aware scheduling service may be configured with a maximum bandwidth for traffic of applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Lalit R. Kotecha, Violeta Cakulev, Hossein M. Ahmadi, Sudhakar Reddy Patil
  • Patent number: 11228896
    Abstract: A roaming platform is disclosed herein. The roaming platform may receive, via a first communication protocol, an authentication request associated with a user equipment (UE), wherein the UE is subscribed to communicate via a first radio access technology of a home network, and wherein the authentication request is associated with enabling the UE to communicate via a visitor network that utilizes a second radio access technology. The roaming platform may identify an identifier associated with the UE in the authentication request. The roaming platform may determine, based on the identifier, a serving component of the home network that is configured to serve the UE. The roaming platform may obtain, from the serving component, authentication information associated with the UE, wherein the authentication information is obtained via a second communication protocol. The roaming platform may provide, based on the authentication information, an authentication response to the authentication request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Hossein M. Ahmadi, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Violeta Cakulev, Robert Avanes, Lalit R. Kotecha
  • Publication number: 20220014898
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and computer-readable mediums may provide receiving, at a request to establish an access and mobility (AM) policy control association in relation to an establishment of a packet data unit (PDU) session requested by a subscriber associated with a user equipment (UE) device; generating a query to a network device via a network interface, for AM policy control data and for at least one of UE policy control data or session management (SM) policy control data; receiving the AM policy control data and the at least one of the UE policy control data or the SM policy control data from the network device, creating the AM policy control association based on the received AM policy control data; and storing the at least one of the UE policy control data or the SM policy control data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Violeta Cakulev, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Lalit R. Kotecha
  • Publication number: 20210385302
    Abstract: A method, a system, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which an discovery service is provided. The discovery service may provide a network device to request for binding information from a binding service function. The request may include information that indicates a type of policy control function. For example, the information may indicate a session management policy control function, an access management policy control function, or another dedicated type of policy control function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Violeta Cakulev, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Lalit R. Kotecha
  • Publication number: 20210368393
    Abstract: A system described herein may provide a technique for adaptive and dynamic beamforming in a radio access network (“RAN”) of a wireless network, based on information received from User Equipment (“UEs”) connected to the RAN, and/or information that can be attributed to UEs and/or users associated with UEs connected to the RAN. For example, a Beam Load Balancing System (“BLBS”) of some embodiments may use such information to identify beams, of one or more base stations, for which a configuration should be modified in order to provide RF connectivity to one or more UEs in a manner that optimizes Quality of Service (“QoS”) provided to the UEs and/or efficiently utilizes network resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Lalit R. Kotecha, Vishwanath Ramamurthi, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Violeta Cakulev
  • Publication number: 20210314850
    Abstract: A network device may include a memory storing instructions and processor configured to execute the instructions to receive a request for a session management (SM) policy association in relation to establishment of a packet data unit (PDU) session for a particular user equipment (UE) device; sending, to a second network device, a request for an access and mobility (AM) policy decision pertaining to the UE device; receiving the AM policy decision from the second network device, and creating the SM policy association based on at least the received AM policy decision. The request for SM policy association includes an identifier associated with the second network device. The processor may be further configured to determine whether the network device is the same as another network device based on the identifier; and transmit a request to the second network device when it is determined that the first network device is not the same as the other network device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Violeta Cakulev, Lalit R. Kotecha, Sudhakar Reddy Patil
  • Patent number: 11140231
    Abstract: A system includes one or more devices that include a memory to store instructions and one or more processors to execute the instructions. The devices include an updated network function (NF) service producer that includes a recent update, wherein the NF service producer is configured to register at a Network Repository Function (NRF) using a Network Function profile (NF profile), wherein the NF profile indicates a Network Function type (NF type) and Application Programming Interface versions. The devices further include a network function (NF) service consumer configured to: receive a message from a network component; determine to engage a service of a NF service producer of the NF type based on the message; and send a discovery request to the NRF in response to the message, wherein the message includes search criteria that specify a version field extended with an operator dependent version field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Violeta Cakulev, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Robert Avanes, Lalit R. Kotecha
  • Publication number: 20210250411
    Abstract: A system includes one or more devices that include a memory to store instructions and one or more processors to execute the instructions. The devices include an updated network function (NF) service producer that includes a recent update, wherein the NF service producer is configured to register at a Network Repository Function (NRF) using a Network Function profile (NF profile), wherein the NF profile indicates a Network Function type (NF type) and Application Programming Interface versions. The devices further include a network function (NF) service consumer configured to: receive a message from a network component; determine to engage a service of a NF service producer of the NF type based on the message; and send a discovery request to the NRF in response to the message, wherein the message includes search criteria that specify a version field extended with an operator dependent version field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Violeta Cakulev, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Robert Avanes, Lalit R. Kotecha
  • Patent number: 11064422
    Abstract: A network device may include a memory storing instructions and processor configured to execute the instructions to receive a request for a session management (SM) policy association in relation to establishment of a packet data unit (PDU) session for a particular user equipment (UE) device; requesting, from a second network device, access and mobility (AM) policy decisions pertaining to the UE device; receiving AM policy decisions from the second network device, and creating the SM policy association based on at least the received AM policy decisions. The request for SM policy association includes an identifier associated with the second network device. The processor may be further configured to determine whether the network device is the same as the second network device based on the identifier; and transmit a request to the second network device when it is determined that the second network device is not the same as the first network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Violeta Cakulev, Lalit R. Kotecha, Sudhakar Reddy Patil
  • Patent number: 11026074
    Abstract: A system includes an updated network function and a consumer network function. The updated network function includes a recent update and is configured to register at a Network Repository Function (NRF) using a Network Function (profile (NF profile). The NF profile indicates a network function type (NF type) and a first priority associated with the update. The consumer network function is configured to: receive a message from a network component; determine to engage a service of a network function of the NF type based on the message; determine a desired priority for the service; and send a discovery request to the NRF in response to the message; receive a search result from the NRF in response to the discovery request. The search result has a list of candidate network functions of the NF type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Lalit R. Kotecha, Violeta Cakulev, Hossein M. Ahmadi
  • Publication number: 20210099856
    Abstract: A network repository function (NRF) device may receive first locality and priority information concerning a first network function device from the first network function device and may receive second locality and priority information concerning a second network function device from the second network function device. The NRF device may update a data structure based on the first locality and priority information and the second locality and priority information. The NRF device may receive a query concerning a locality from a third network function device and may search the data structure based on the query to identify network function device information associated with the locality. The NRF device may send the network function device information to the third network function device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Violeta CAKULEV, Sudhakar Reddy PATIL, Hossein M. AHMADI, Lalit R. KOTECHA
  • Publication number: 20210092586
    Abstract: A roaming platform is disclosed herein. The roaming platform may receive, via a first communication protocol, an authentication request associated with a user equipment (UE), wherein the UE is subscribed to communicate via a first radio access technology of a home network, and wherein the authentication request is associated with enabling the UE to communicate via a visitor network that utilizes a second radio access technology. The roaming platform may identify an identifier associated with the UE in the authentication request. The roaming platform may determine, based on the identifier, a serving component of the home network that is configured to serve the UE. The roaming platform may obtain, from the serving component, authentication information associated with the UE, wherein the authentication information is obtained via a second communication protocol. The roaming platform may provide, based on the authentication information, an authentication response to the authentication request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Hossein M. AHMADI, Sudhakar Reddy PATIL, Violeta CAKULEV, Robert AVANES, Lalit R. KOTECHA
  • Publication number: 20210092788
    Abstract: A method for controlling bearers in a core network includes receiving, from a user equipment (UE) device, a request for access to network resources, where the core network is coupled with a primary radio access technology (RAT) and a secondary RAT. The method includes determining an access point name (APN) RAT access restriction in response to the received request, where the APN RAT access restriction associates an APN with a corresponding RAT, where the corresponding RAT comprises at least one of the primary RAT or the secondary RAT. The method also includes assigning a radio bearer based on the determined APN RAT access restriction, wherein the assigned radio bearer exchanges data via the corresponding RAT; and identifying, to a master node, the assigned radio bearer for exchanging data between the UE device and a device specified by the APN via the corresponding RAT.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Violeta Cakulev, Lalit R. Kotecha