Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson had nine patents in edge computing during Q1 2024. The patents filed by Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson in Q1 2024 include methods for UPF re-anchoring in a network system based on application triggers, a network slicing controller for managing network slicing instances in an edge cloud platform, and a computer implemented anomaly detection method for detecting anomalies in a system using mean vectors and sketch matrices. These patents focus on improving network performance, management, and anomaly detection in telecommunications systems. GlobalData’s report on Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson grant share with edge computing as a theme is 33% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Application triggered setup of distributed anchor for edge computing (Patent ID: US20240073178A1)

The patent filed by Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson describes methods for UPF re-anchoring in a network system, triggered by application requests from User Equipment (UE). When an application trigger is received, the system determines if re-anchoring the UPF closer to the UE is necessary based on application information. If successful, the initial trigger is discarded, and a new PDU session is established over the local UPF for that application.

The claims detail methods performed by network functions and session management functions for handling DNS queries and relocating UEs to different UPFs based on application requirements. These methods involve establishing PDU sessions, receiving trigger messages from DNS functions, selecting UPFs, releasing previous sessions, and informing UEs of DNS function addresses for subsequent queries. The use of Data network Access Identifiers (DNAIs) is also mentioned in the claims to facilitate these processes efficiently. Overall, the patent focuses on optimizing network functions to enhance the performance and efficiency of handling application triggers and UPF re-anchoring in mobile networks.

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