Sprint Communications Company L.P Patent Portfolio Statistics

Sprint Communications Company L.P.

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This article summarizes the perfomance of the assignee in the recent years. The overall statistics for this portfolio help to analyze the areas where the assignee is performing well. The filing trend, perfomance across the tech centers and the perfomance of the recent applications has been mentioned below. All the stats are calculated based on the perfomance in USPTO.

How does the overall patent portfolio of Sprint Communications Company L.P. look like?

Total Applications: 7,529
Granted Patents: 7,222
Grant Index 98.34 %
Abandoned/Rejected Applications: 122 (1.66%)
In-Process Applications: 181
Average Grant Time: 3.22 Years
Average Office Actions: 1.61

Which Technology Area Sprint Communications Company L.P. is filing most patents in? (Last 10 years)

Art Unit Definition Total Applications
2617 Computer Graphic Processing, 3D Animation, Display Color Attribute, Object Processing, Hardware and Memory 437
2645 Telecommunications: Analog Radio Telephone; Equipment Details 311
2646 Telecommunications: Analog Radio Telephone; Satellite and Power Control; Transceivers, Measuring and Testing; Bluetooth; Receivers and Transmitters; Equipment Details 258
2642 Telecommunications: Analog Radio Telephone; Equipment Details 250
2641 Telecommunications: Analog Radio Telephone; Satellite and Power Control; Transceivers, Measuring and Testing; Bluetooth; Receivers and Transmitters; Equipment Details 246

How many patents are Sprint Communications Company L.P. filing every year?

Year Total Applications
2022 0*
2021 29*
2020 145
2019 584
2018 413

*The drop in the number of applications filed in last two years compared to previous years is because applications can take up to 18 months to get published

Recently filed patent applications of Sprint Communications Company L.P. in USPTO?

Publication number: US20210195421A1
Application number: 17/195,151

Abstract:
A wireless communication network serves a wireless user device with a wireless communication service from a wireless network slice that includes a Virtual Network Function (VNF). The VNF maintains hardware-trust with a distributed ledger. The distributed ledger maintains hardware-trust with the VNF. The VNF delivers the wireless communication service to the wireless user device from the wireless network slice. The VNF generates slice data that characterizes the service delivery. When the VNF maintains the hardware-trust with the distributed ledger, the VNF transfers the slice data to the distributed ledger. When the distributed ledger maintains the hardware-trust with the VNF, the distributed ledger stores the slice data.

Publication date: 2021-06-24
Applicant: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
Inventors: Marquardt R Ronald


Publication number: US20210328634A1
Application number: 17/189,934

Abstract:
A wireless access node serves a wireless User Equipment (UE) over wireless communication links that use a same time and frequency resource block. In some examples, the wireless communication links comprise Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) layers. In the wireless access node, a baseband unit determines backhaul downlink quality for backhaul downlinks. Based on the backhaul downlink quality, the baseband unit selects a number of the wireless communication links for the wireless UE that will use the same time and frequency resource block. The baseband unit receives user data from the backhaul downlinks and transfers the user data to a radio. The radio wirelessly transfers the user data to the wireless UE over the selected number of the wireless communication links using the same time and frequency resource block.

Publication date: 2021-10-21
Applicant: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
Inventors: Marupaduga Sreekar


Publication number: US20210184922A1
Application number: 17/182,822

Abstract:
A wireless communication network comprises network circuitry which hosts a Virtual Network Function (VNF). A VNF controller instantiates the VNF in the network circuitry and transfers instantiation information for the VNF to provisioning circuitry. The provisioning circuitry receives the instantiation information for the VNF and establishes a provisioning data link to the VNF. The provisioning circuitry transfers network provisioning data to the VNF over the provisioning data link. The VNF controller de-instantiates the VNF in the network circuitry and responsively transfers de-instantiation information for the VNF to the provisioning circuitry. The provisioning circuitry receives the de-instantiation information for the VNF and terminates the provisioning data link to the VNF. The VNF controller may comprise a Network Function Virtualization Management and Orchestration (NFV MANO) computer.

Publication date: 2021-06-17
Applicant: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
Inventors: Anthony E Johnson


How are Sprint Communications Company L.P.’s applications performing in USPTO?

Application Number Title Status Art Unit Examiner
17/195,151 Hardware-Trusted Ledger Client For Distributed Ledgers That Serve Wireless Network Slices Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/189,934 Wireless Communications Over Multiple Input Multiple Output (Mimo) Layers Based On Backhaul Link Quality Non Final Action Mailed 2631 Bolourchi, Nader
17/182,822 Virtual Network Element Provisioning Ex parte Quayle Action Mailed 2445 Coulter, Kenneth R
17/166,363 Wireless Network Access For Data Appliances Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/166,458 Domain Name System (Dns) Translations For Co-Located Gateway User Planes In Wireless Communication Networks Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket