Patents Assigned to Alcatel
  • Patent number: 10812959
    Abstract: An enhanced alert system provides for message delivery via unlicensed wireless spectrum (e.g., LTE-U or WiFi) alternatively or supplementary to message delivery via licensed wireless spectrum. Advantageously, the alert system can provide access to certain local areas not covered or insufficiently covered by licensed spectrum and can provide opportunistic traffic offloading from licensed spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: ALCATEL LUCENT
    Inventors: Suzann Hua, Yigang Cai
  • Patent number: 10808729
    Abstract: A power source is configured to apply a first alternating electric excitation signal to an oscillation blade device at a first excitation frequency causing a blade of the oscillation blade device to oscillate at a first oscillation frequency. A current detector is configured to measure amplitude values of the current supplied by the power source to the oscillation blade device. A processor is configured to assess a plurality of successive peak values of the measured amplitudes, determine a second oscillation frequency for the blade if variation in the successive peak values is detected and send a command to the power source to apply a second alternating electric excitation signal to the oscillation blade device at a second excitation frequency which matches the determined second oscillation frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Akshat Agarwal, Nicholas Jeffers
  • Publication number: 20200328779
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method, network device and terminal device for mobility management in a beam-based millimeter wave communication system. In one embodiment of the present disclosure, there is provided a method for mobility management implemented by a network device in a beam-based millimeter wave communication system. The method comprises: receiving, from a terminal device, a request for mobility management; allocating dedicated resources for transmitting a beam switching request in response to the request for the mobility management; transmitting a first indication of the allocated dedicated resources to a terminal device; and receiving, from the terminal device, the beam switching request over the dedicated resources, the beam switching request indicating a target beam to which the terminal device is to be switched.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Huan Sun
  • Patent number: 10804587
    Abstract: We disclose an electrically controllable RF-circuit element that includes an electrochromic material. In an example embodiment, the electrically controllable RF-circuit element is configured to operate as a phase shifter whose phase-shifting characteristics can be changed using a dc-bias voltage applied to a multilayered structure containing a layer of the electrochromic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: ALCATEL LUCENT
    Inventors: Senad Bulja, Rose F. Kopf
  • Patent number: 10798204
    Abstract: A file based or single message based bulk operation processing method is provided, the method including constructing a configuration file including at least header information and a content part, the header information including at least a section index, the section index including at least length information of each command to be sent, the content part including a plain file formed by organizing corresponding commands to be sent in an order of the section index; sending, to a receiving terminal, bulk requests including information related to the configuration file; receiving a response from the receiving terminal; and transmitting the configuration file based on the response from the receiving terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Jie Zhu, Wei Wei
  • Publication number: 20200314962
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a wireless access point (AP) includes an auto-channel selector, a monitoring module, a performance index calculation module and a trigger module is disclosed. The auto-channel selector is configured to select a best performing channel of the AP; and the monitoring module is configured to obtain parameters exchanged with other APs; and the performance index calculation module is configured to derive one or more performance indices based on the parameters; and the trigger module is configured to trigger the auto-channel selector when one or more performance indices exceeds a threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Ahmad ABOU SALEH, Haris GACANIN
  • Patent number: 10791452
    Abstract: An apparatus, e.g. a mobile computing device, directs presence information toward a presence server (PS). The presence information includes public-safety (PuSa) specific proximity-based services (ProSe) information. The apparatus also directs to the PS a request to subscribe to PuSa-specific ProSe information of a target ProSe presentity, the request including a dedicated PuSa service ID. The apparatus may discover user equipment (UE) of the target presentity only on the condition that the PS returns the presence information of the target presentity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Suzann Hua, Yigang Cai
  • Patent number: 10791564
    Abstract: An access point is configured to derive signal strength levels from channel measurements, predict future signal strength levels based on the signal strength levels; and select a wireless channel based on the predicted future signal strength levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Ibrahim Al-Nahhal, Haris Gacanin
  • Publication number: 20200296567
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method of user equipment which performs cellular transmission via a serving base station. The method may comprise: sending a request message to the serving base station to request allocation of a resource for device-to-device (D2D) discovery transmission; receiving from the serving base station an indication message for indicating the allocated resource; and performing the D2D discovery transmission on the allocated resource while the cellular transmission is performed. The embodiments of the present disclosure further provide a method of a serving base station, user equipment, and a serving base station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Yun Deng, Yong Liu, Dong Li
  • Patent number: 10778336
    Abstract: An optical transceiver capable of optimizing the performance of the corresponding optical channel by dynamically adjusting the optical power of the output signal in response to the FEC-performance data received from the corresponding remote transceiver. In an example embodiment, the FEC-performance data can be exchanged by the two optical transceivers using a dedicated field in the overhead of the transmitted data frames. The power-adjustment process is configured to be relatively slow to prevent the occurrence of transients on other optical channels and ensure stable operation of the corresponding WDM system as a whole, while different transceivers thereof are allowed to adjust their respective output powers in an autonomous way and independent of each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Alcatel Submarine Networks
    Inventors: Christophe Mougin, Eric Ternier
  • Patent number: 10771022
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide circuitry and a method for a gallium nitride (GaN) device. The circuitry includes a negative bias circuit configured to provide a negative bias voltage for a gate of the GaN device; a drain switch circuit configured to turn on or off a positive voltage for a drain of the GaN device; and a control circuit configured to control the drain switch circuit based on provision of the negative bias voltage, such that the positive voltage for the drain is turned on after a voltage of the gate reaches the negative bias voltage and turned off before the negative bias voltage completely disappears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Baoliang Feng, Jingjing Shi, Zaiqing Li
  • Patent number: 10772011
    Abstract: A wireless transmission control capability may be used to control downlink (DL) transmissions for a set of wireless user devices or for an individual wireless user device. A DL transmission control capability for a set of wireless user devices may include receiving DL channel operating parameter information associated with a set of cells, determining DL channel operating parameter distribution information based on the DL channel operating parameter information, and determining default DL channel operating parameter information for the set of cells based on the DL channel operating parameter distribution information and a target associated with the set of cells. A DL transmission control capability for an individual wireless user device may include determining radio link layer (RLL) retransmission information associated with a wireless user device and determining, based on the RLL retransmission information associated with the wireless user device, whether to modify an attribute of the wireless user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Huy Thang Pham, Jindong Hou
  • Patent number: 10772055
    Abstract: A first base station synchronizes with one or more second base stations by transmitting, from the first base station, a first timing reference signal and receiving, at the first base station, one or more second timing reference signals transmitted by the one or more second base stations. The method also includes determining one or more first timing offsets between the first base station and the one or more second base stations based on the one or more second timing reference signals. The method further includes adjusting a timing associated with the first base station based on the one or more first timing offsets and one or more second timing offsets determined based on the first timing reference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Ren Da, Fang-Chen Cheng
  • Patent number: 10763965
    Abstract: A wireless access system includes a baseband processing unit pool, an optical network unit and a remote radio head. The BBU pool may be connected to one or more ONUs, each of the ONUs may be connected to one or more RRHs, and the connection between each of the ONUs and the one or more RRHs may be implemented using a twisted pair. Embodiments can provide access, convergence and transport with a very large capacity from indoor antenna units to a centralized BBU as well as an easy installation, and thus they are cost economical for a large scale deployment of indoor wireless access. Furthermore, advanced wireless technologies, such as large scale MIMO and CoMP, can be supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Chenhui Ye, Xiaofeng Hu, Kaibin Zhang
  • Patent number: 10764121
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a concept for a communication network, the communication network comprising a plurality of network entities. It is provided, from an event subscribing network entity (100) to an event publishing network entity (150) of the communication network, an event subscription message (110) comprising information identifying the event subscribing network entity (100) and comprising configuration rules for configuring a configurable event of interest at the event publishing network entity (150), wherein the configurable event of interest (160) shall be reported from the event publishing network entity (150) to the event subscribing network entity (100). Further it is provided the configurable event of interest (160) from the event publishing network entity (150) to the event subscribing network entity (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Fariborz Derakhshan, Heidrun Grob-Lipski
  • Patent number: 10756403
    Abstract: A cavity resonator assembly and filters formed from assemblies are provided. The resonator assembly comprising: a first resonator cavity, a first resonant member, and a first signal feed; a second resonator cavity, a second resonant member, and a second signal feed. The first resonant member is-located within the first resonator cavity, arranged to receive a signal from the first signal feed and configured to resonate within the first cavity at a first fundamental frequency. The second resonant member is-located within the second resonator cavity, arranged to receive a signal from the second signal feed and configured to resonate within the second cavity at a second fundamental frequency. At least a portion of the second cavity is housed within the first resonant member. The first resonator cavity surface from which the first resonant member extends is offset from a second resonator cavity surface from which the second resonant member extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Efstratios Doumanis
  • Patent number: 10757625
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include a method for enhanced indication of network support of SRVCC and/or Voice-over-IMS for an User Equipment UE in an Evolved Packet System EPS network, said method comprising at least one step based on taking into account support of SRVCC and/or Voice-over-IMS by Radio Access Network RAN nodes and/or by Radio Access Technologies RATs available for SRVCC for said UE in said EPS network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Philippe Godin, Sudeep Palat
  • Patent number: 10757627
    Abstract: System and method for seamless switching between operator networks is disclosed. The present invention relates to communication networks and, more particularly, to switching between operators in communication networks. A network element termed as the service aggregator is provided that resides in the operator's network and acts as an intermediate between the mobile user and the operator. In addition, a switching module is provided on the mobile device of the user that interacts with the service aggregator to perform switching. Base station continuously broadcasts signaling information to the mobile device. Based on such signaling information received, the mobile device decides if it wishes to switch to another operator's network. The service aggregator establishes connection with the service gateway of the new network. Further, service aggregator sends handover signal and the mobile device switches seamlessly to the new operator's network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Vikram Srinivasan, Supratim Deb, Kanthi Nagaraj
  • Patent number: 10756934
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for channel estimation in a wireless communication system. The communication system includes a communication unit provided with a plurality of antennas, and one or more terminals. First, pilot signals are transmitted from each antenna towards the one or more terminals. At the terminals correlative coding is performed with respect to the transmitted pilot signals to form correlatively coded pilot signals. The correlatively coded pilot signals are then retransmitted from the one or more terminals to the plurality of antennas of the communication unit. The communication unit then estimates uplink channels between the one or more terminals and the plurality of antennas based on the correlatively coded pilot signals. Finally, estimates of the downlink channels between the plurality of antennas and the one or more terminals are obtained based on the estimated uplink channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Stefan Wesemann
  • Patent number: 10757063
    Abstract: A method, system, and devices for online inserting messages in at least one social network content application of a plurality of social network content applications of at least one social network platform is described. The method includes collecting a plurality of social network messages originating from the plurality of social network content applications, determining a set of messages having a certain degree of similarity from the plurality of social network messages, by comparing each message with each further message of the plurality of message, extracting a topic from the plurality of social network messages included in the set of messages having at least the certain degree of similarity, and determining a second certain degree of similarity between the topic and an second message of a plurality of second messages based on the degree of similarity between respective suffix trees corresponding to each message of the messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Emmanuel Marilly, Alonso Silva Allende, GĂ©rard Burnside