US Patent No. 10,602,523

ALLOCATION OF NETWORK RESOURCES BASED ON ANTENNA INFORMATION AND/OR DEVICE TYPE INFORMATION


Patent No. 10,602,523
Issue Date March 24, 2020
Title Allocation Of Network Resources Based On Antenna Information And/or Device Type Information
Inventorship Andrew E. Youtz, Princeton, NJ (US)
Lily Zhu, Parsippany, NJ (US)
Jignesh S. Panchal, Hillsborough, NJ (US)
Assignee Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc., Basking Ridge, NJ (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,602,523

1. A device, comprising:one or more processors to:
receive a request, from a user equipment (UE), to connect to a network;
receive antenna information indicating that the UE has a single antenna;
receive device type information indicating a type of device of the UE,
the type of device of the UE including one of a plurality of device types, each of the plurality of device types having a single antenna for communicating with the network;
receive information indicating network resource requirements associated with the type of device of the UE, the network resource requirements indicating:
uplink resource usage associated with the type of device of the UE, and
downlink resource usage associated with the type of device of the UE;
obtain network policy information, relating to the UE, based on the antenna information, the device type information, and the information indicating network resource requirements,
the network policy information indicating one or more policy rules associated with allocating network resources,
the one or more policy rules including a first policy rule identifying a limit on data-byte consumption for the UE,
 wherein the limit on data-byte consumption is based on at least one of the uplink resource usage or the downlink resource usage, and
the one or more policy rules further including at least one of:
 a second policy rule causing a reduction in allocated uplink resources, or
 a third policy rule causing a reduction in allocated downlink resources;
determine a quantity of network resources to allocate based on the one or more policy rules; and
allocate the quantity of network resources for the UE.