Patents Assigned to Alcatel
  • Publication number: 20190260514
    Abstract: The device is configured to transmit a first data package according to a first transmission time interval schedule, re-transmit a representation of the first data package, after transmitting the first data package for the first time, according to a second transmission time interval schedule, until a condition is met and without waiting for a receipt of a receiver's acknowledgement or the negative acknowledge, transmit a second data package according to a third transmission time interval schedule, after transmitting the first data package for the first time, by superposing a first signal for re-transmitting symbols representing at least part of the first data package and a second signal for transmitting symbols representing at least part of the second data package, and send, if the condition is not met, the superposed signal at least once until the condition is met, the first and second data package being addressed to the same recipient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Frank SCHAICH, Thorsten WILD
  • Publication number: 20190261179
    Abstract: A security service function chain is created including a set of security service functions. The security service function chain is created in response to instantiation of a given network partition (e.g., network slice) in a communication network (5G or similar network). The communication network supports instantiation of a plurality of network partitions for providing a respective plurality of network services. The security service function chain is utilized to perform at least one security service (e.g., authentication) for an entity (e.g., a subscriber or a device) accessing or seeking access to a network service (e.g., one of eMBB, massive IoT, and mission-critical IoT) corresponding to the given network partition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2016
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Zhiyuan HU, Zhigang LUO, Xueqiang YAN
  • Publication number: 20190261275
    Abstract: At least one embodiment relates to a method for controlling a wireless access point, including receiving, from a target wireless access point, management data representative of, for respective wireless end points associated with the target wireless access point, a received signal strength and a number of retransmissions, and IDs associated with neighboring wireless access points detected by the target wireless access point; identifying at least one wireless end point affected by a hidden node problem in function of the corresponding received signal strength and the number of retransmissions; identifying at least one potential hidden node in function of a channel used and a received signal strength of the detected neighboring wireless access points; and identifying a hidden node wireless access point based on the wireless access points detected by the wireless end point identified as affected by a hidden node problem and the identified potential hidden node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Amir LIGATA, Haris GACANIN, Ahmad ABOU SALEH
  • Patent number: 10390244
    Abstract: A method of measuring radio link quality in a D2D user equipment in a wireless communication system including an eNB and at least two D2D user equipments, UEs: a first D2D UE receives a discovery packet from a second D2D UE; and the first D2D UE measures the radio link quality based on the reception of the discovery packet and generates a wireless link quality indication, which indicates sidelink quality between the first D2D UE and the second D2D UE; wherein the at least two D2D user equipments include an alternative UE-to-network relay D2D UE and a remote D2D UE; and the first D2D UE is the remote D2D UE, and the second D2D UE is the alternative UE-to-network relay D2D UE; or the first D2D UE is the alternative UE-to-network relay D2D UE, and the second D2D UE is the remote D2D UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Fang-Chen Cheng, Dong Li, Yong Liu
  • Patent number: 10390188
    Abstract: In one aspect, there is provided a method for the management of Short Message SM delivery in a mobile communication system comprising an Overlaying, e.g. IP-based or CS fallback in Evolved Packet System based, SM delivery network accessed via a mobile or fixed Access Network AN which is transparent to the Overlaying SM Delivery procedure, said method comprising, in an embodiment: informing an AN entity capable of detecting User Equipment UE activity over said AN, of unsuccessful SM delivery attempt due to not reachable UE, upon detection of UE activity over said AN for said UE, said AN entity informing an entity in charge of requesting new SM delivery attempt when said UE is again reachable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Nicolas Drevon, Laurent Thiebaut, Alessio Casati
  • Patent number: 10390347
    Abstract: A wireless communication network that supports low complexity devices is disclosed. In this network the plurality of preamble resources are allocated by a network node. The preambles are divided into sets, a first set of the preambles being for use by user equipment that is not low complexity user equipment; and a second set of the preambles being for use by low complexity user equipment and on occasion indicated by the network node, for use by user equipment that is not low complexity user equipment. Information on the allocation of preamble resources being broadcast to user equipment; and in response to receipt of one of the second set of preambles, signals are transmitted from the network node that are limited to transport blocks of less than a predetermined size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Seau Sian Lim, Sudeep Palat, Shin Horng Wong
  • Patent number: 10389038
    Abstract: A subreflector of a dual-reflector antenna comprises a first extremity comprising a convex inner surface, a second extremity adapted for coupling to the extremity of a waveguide, and a body extending between the first extremity and the second extremity. The body comprises a first dielectric part having a portion penetrating into the waveguide and a portion outside the waveguide, and a second metallic part comprising a first cylindrical portion, contiguous with the first extremity of the subreflector, whose diameter is greater than the portion outside the waveguide of the first dielectric part, and a second cylindrical portion, adjacent to the first cylindrical portion, extended by a conical portion that penetrates into the first dielectric part. The first cylindrical portion features a flat ring-shaped surface that forms an angle less than 90° with the axis of the subreflector so as to face the primary reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Denis Tuau, Armel Lebayon
  • Publication number: 20190246948
    Abstract: A probe device (100; 100a; 100b; 100c) for use in the human and/or animal body comprises a housing (110), at least one magnetic element (120) which is rotatably arranged within said housing (110), an induction coil (130) that is magnetically coupled with said magnetic element (120), and a control unit (140) configured to process an input signal (si) characterizing a voltage induced in said induction coil (130).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Klaus Wuenstel, Rolf Banniza
  • Patent number: 10382301
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of determining, by a network manager, a failure in a ring communications network, including determining a plurality of ring segments within different services of a plurality of services using the ring communications network, determining that there are two or more link failures in the ring communications network, determining the ring segments where the two or more link failures are located, and indicating an interruption of one of the services when the two or more failed links are on different ring segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: ALCATEL LUCENT
    Inventors: Michael Jhu, Abdur Rahman
  • Patent number: 10383020
    Abstract: A method for interference reduction in a radio communication system is disclosed. The method includes receiving from a mobile station indications of radiation beams that are transmitted by a first base station of the radio communication system and that fulfill or exceed a predefined quality criterion at the mobile station, when the mobile station is attached to the first base station and when the mobile station is located within a first overlapping coverage area of the first base station and of a second base station of the radio communication system, and determining at least one radio resource to be unused or to be transmitted with a limited transmission power by the first base station for at least one of the radiation beams based on the received indications for serving the mobile station or a further mobile station by the second base station with the at least one radio resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Oliver Stanze, Volker Braun, Christian Gerlach, Andreas Weber, Bozo Cesar
  • Patent number: 10383047
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for establishing a service in a first frequency in a communication network, wherein the first frequency does not support the service or supports it in a limited way, the method comprises the following steps: determining the service to be established, re-selecting or redirecting to a second frequency that is suitable for the service, so as to carry out the service in the second frequency. The present invention also relates to user equipment and a network apparatus for establishing a service in a first frequency in a communication network, wherein the first frequency does not support the service or supports it in a limited way. According to the present invention, a non-MBMS service may be established in the MBMS dedicated frequency, so as to carry out the non-MBMS service in the normal frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: ALCATEL LUCENT
    Inventors: Pingping Xing, Zhongji Hu, Yu Chen, Hua Chao
  • Patent number: 10382356
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally discloses a scheduling control capability for controlling scheduling of transmissions where adaptive bitrate streaming is used for delivery of content (e.g., video content or other types of content which may be streamed using adaptive bitrate streaming) from source devices to end devices. The scheduling control capability may be configured to control scheduling of transmissions of adaptive bitrate streaming flows based on priority levels assigned to the adaptive bitrate streaming flows. The scheduling control capability may be configured to dynamically control the priority levels assigned to the adaptive bitrate streaming flows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: Nokia of America Corporation, Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Kamakshi Sridhar, Jonathan Segel, Charles R. Payette, Zulfiquar Sayeed, Edward Grinshpun
  • Patent number: 10383004
    Abstract: In an embodiment, there is provided a method for optimization of IP traffic between a User Equipment having access to an IP network via an IP Connectivity Access Network, and an IP connection endpoint in said IP network, for an application allowing a choice in said IP connection endpoint, said method comprising at least one step based on a selection of an IP connection endpoint according to end-to-end IP traffic optimization criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: ALCATEL LUCENT
    Inventors: Sabine Randriamasy, Telemaco Melia, Erick Bizouarn
  • Patent number: 10375755
    Abstract: The control module (16) of the apparatus is operable to relay data packets of the data service between the mobile transceiver (200) and the data server (300). The control module (16) is further operable to determine a control data packet for the data service between the data server (300) and the mobile transceiver (200). The control data packet is intended to maintain a connection established between the data server (300) and the mobile transceiver (200). The control module (16) is further operable to provide a reply data packet for the control data packet to the data server (300) without relaying the control data packet to the mobile transceiver (200), and/or generate and provide the control data packet to the data server (300).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Dietrich Karl Zeller, Uwe Doetsch
  • Patent number: 10372307
    Abstract: A communication terminal (T) equipped with a means of processing (TRT) designed to allow the use of software applications and equipped with an interface (INT) for communicating with a communication network (N), said means of processing comprising at least: •A first module (MZG) designed to delimit a geographical zone (ZG) based on a curve described in space by the communication terminal, •A second module (MOR) designed to determine a set of active real objects (O1, 02) located in this zone and having an interface (Int1, Int2) with the communication network, •A third module (MIA) designed to identify an application in relation to the active real objects, •A fourth module (MDA) designed to interface the application with the previously determined active real objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Alain Pastor, Cedric Mivielle
  • Patent number: 10374715
    Abstract: The network comprises a plurality of optical line terminals which communicate with a plurality of optical network units over an optical distribution network. The optical distribution network includes a plurality of optical filters controlled by a network controller. A first optical line terminal sends a request for optical communication with at least one optical network unit to the network controller. The request is sent over the optical distribution network and indicates an operating wavelength of the first optical line terminal and of the at least one optical network unit. The network controller configures at least two of the optical filters to allow a passing through of the operating wavelength or of a further operating wavelength. The optical communication between the first optical line terminal and the at least one optical network unit in the operating or in the further operating wavelength is established through the optical filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Karsten Oberle, Bartlomiej Kozicki, Thomas Pfeiffer
  • Publication number: 20190238541
    Abstract: For securely transferring an authorization of connected objects, a supervision server (SS): receives a report (Rp) on authentication, authorization and accounting of a connected object (CO), said report containing the IP address at which the connected object can be reached a persistent identifier of the connected object, determines a manufacturer of the connected object by means of said persistent identifier, identifies at least one pre-established trust domain associated with said manufacturer, by means of a secure policy associated with said manufacturer, the trust domain defining a set of credentials or certificates and mechanisms for communication between the supervision server (SS) and an application server (AS), producing an authorization state of the connected object by means of the received report (Rp), instructs a network device (ND) to be programmed with rules that are identified in the secure policy associated with the manufacturer and that admit the IP address of the connected object, the network
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Thierry Van de Velde, Gunter Van de Velde, Raja Sahney
  • Publication number: 20190239124
    Abstract: A control method includes obtaining from each access point of a plurality of access points at least one traffic parameter, the at least one traffic parameter being representative for a traffic load of the respective access point; identifying from the plurality of access points a target access point having a highest traffic load, based on said obtained at least one traffic parameter; defining for each access point of the plurality of access points a corresponding interference threshold; setting a transmit power of the target access point to a target transmit power and assigning to the target access point a target communication channel from among a plurality of communication channels, such that an interference at any one access point of the plurality of access points is lower than the corresponding interference threshold of the any one access point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Haris GACANIN, Soheil ROSTAMI
  • Patent number: 10367881
    Abstract: A capability for management of computing infrastructure under emergency peak capacity conditions is presented. The capability for management of computing infrastructure under emergency peak capacity conditions may support configuration of computing infrastructure to provide additional computing capacity for the emergency peak capacity conditions. The computing infrastructure may include capacity supporting equipment configured to provide computing capacity of the computing infrastructure and environmental equipment configured to support operation of the capacity supporting equipment. The configuration of computing infrastructure to support additional computing capacity for an emergency peak capacity condition may include configuration of capacity supporting equipment to operate in emergency operating mode, rather than normal operating mode, to support the additional computing capacity for the emergency peak capacity condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignees: Nokia of America Corporation, Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Eric J. Bauer, John H. Haller, Frederik G A Vandeputte
  • Patent number: 10368357
    Abstract: A method, in a heterogeneous telecommunications network, for mitigating uplink-downlink (UL-DL) interference between a first half-duplex user equipment (UE) operable to communicate using a first frequency resource in an uplink to a first full-duplex node, and a second half duplex UE operable to receive downlink communications from a second full-duplex node, the method including receiving, at the second node, an indication of actual or potential UL-DL interference generated by the first UE, scheduling a pair of UEs, that includes the second UE, for full-duplex UL-DL communication with the second full-duplex node in which DL transmissions to the second UE from the second node use a second frequency resource different from the first frequency resource or in which scheduling is avoided for DL connections to the second UE that fall below a quality of service threshold determined using channel quality measurements obtained by the second UE for the first and second frequency resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: David Lopez-Perez, Holger Claussen