Patents Assigned to Alcatel Lucent
  • Patent number: 11327146
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a method, a device and a computer readable medium for determining a location of a communication device. According to the embodiments of the present disclosure, a network device determines a location of a terminal device relative to a network device using signals received from the terminal device via a reference antenna and a switchable antenna array, thereby improving precision of determining the location of the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Fei Gao, Chaojun Xu, Gang Shen
  • Patent number: 11330017
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a method and a device for providing a security service. For example, the method comprises: in response to receiving, at a first controller, a first request to create a first service chain for an application in a network, obtaining configuration information associated with the security service from the first request; generating, based on the configuration information, a second request to create a sequence of security functions associated with the first service chain; sending the second request to a second controller so as to create the sequence of security functions in the network; and in response to receiving from the second controller an acknowledgement for the sequence of security functions, creating the first service chain based on the sequence of security functions. Embodiments of the device are capable of implementing the above method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Zhiyuan Hu, Lina Wang, Zhigang Luo
  • Patent number: 11323280
    Abstract: A network node adapted to forward incoming data packets, the network node including a tag identifying unit, adapted to identify a tag of an incoming data packet as a replicate tag; a tag look-up module, adapted to retrieve from a tag table a number of replications and destinations for the replicate tag; a replicating engine, configured to replicate the incoming data packet according to the number of replications, thereby generating replicated data packets; and a forwarding unit, adapted to forward the replicated data packets to the destinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Gunter Van De Velde, Andrew Dolganow, Praveen Muley, Wim Henderickx, Adam Simpson
  • Patent number: 11297601
    Abstract: A resource allocation method for network slicing and an orchestrator, comprising: uniformly incorporating resources originally bundled statically with the base station into a dynamic resource pool; allocating, by an orchestrator, resources from among the dynamic resource pool for the network slicing based on different network slicing requirements. A static corresponding/mapping relationship between the hardware/radio resources and the base station is broken, such that hardware/radio resources (e.g., radio access network Virtual Network Function (RAN VNF), baseband unit (BBU), RRH (Remote Radio Head) as well as antenna) that originally corresponded to different base stations will be organized as an integrated and dynamic hardware/radio resource pool and reported to the orchestrator, such that the orchestrator will centrally manage all hardware/radio resources in this pool and then sufficiently utilize and dynamically orchestrate these hardware/radio resources based different needs from the network slicing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Yifei Liu, Haobo Xing, Xiaoxing Han, Jing Xia, Xiaogen Jiang, Min Zhang
  • Patent number: 11296723
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide methods and apparatuses for data processing in a communication system. For example, the method comprises: generating, based on an intended performance, an error detection code to be used; distributing bits of the error detection code in information bits to be coded; and perform polar encoding on the information bits together with the error detection code distributed in the information bits. The embodiments of the present disclosure also provide a communication device capable of implementing the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 11284338
    Abstract: A base station for a multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) array receives a message that includes information identifying the transmitting and receiving nodes. Based on whether the base station has access to up-to-date channel covariance matrices for the nodes, the base station selectively performs a clear channel assessment in an unlicensed frequency band concurrently with placing nulls in directions associated with the nodes. In some cases, the up-to-date channel covariance matrices are used to place nulls in the directions associated with the nodes concurrently with performing the clear channel assessment in response to the up-to-date channel covariance matrices being available to the base station. Placement of nulls in the directions associated with the nodes is bypassed in response to the up-to-date channel covariance matrices not being available to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Adrian Garcia Rodriguez, Giovanni Geraci, David Lopez-Perez, Lorenzo Galati Giordano
  • Publication number: 20220070884
    Abstract: A base station and a user equipment device and a method for sending data from the user equipment device to the base station is proposed. The method for transmitting data comprises the steps of determining disadvantageous transmission conditions for the user equipment device and if such disadvantageous transmission conditions are determined, transmitting data in a reserved frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Thorsten Wild, Andre Fonseca Dos Santos, Husain Nizamuddin
  • Patent number: 11258479
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, the method includes detecting an update event whereupon a precoder needs to be updated, sending signal adjustment information to a receiver remotely coupled to a subscriber line out of the plurality of subscriber lines indicative of a signal compensation factor to be applied to a receive communication signal to compensate for a channel bias caused by the scheduled precoder update, and time-coordinating the precoder update with the enforcement of the signal compensation factor at the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Jochen Maes, Michael Timmers, Dirk Vanderhaegen, Carl Nuzman, Danny Van Bruyssel
  • Patent number: 11252000
    Abstract: It is proposed a device to process data to be transmitted via a first radio module of a radio communications network, in which data to be transmitted is mapped on subcarriers and in the radio module subsequently up-converted to a radio frequency higher than the subcarrier frequencies, wherein the subcarriers are grouped into frequency subbands, and wherein at least one subband is scalable with at least one subband parameter, wherein a subband parameter is in particular a subcarrier spacing, and wherein in at least one subband at least two different parameters, in particular subcarrier spacings, can be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Hardy Halbauer, Mark Doll, Stephan Saur, Frank Schaich, Thorsten Wild
  • Patent number: 11240660
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: ALCATEL LUCENT
    Inventors: Zhiyuan Hu, Zhigang Luo, Xueqiang Yan
  • Patent number: 11233605
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides optimized coding and decoding methods for polar codes and corresponding encoder and decoder. The coding method comprises: providing to-be-encoded input bits that include free bits and remaining bits; dividing the remaining bits into a plurality of fragments; providing a connection code; connecting one fragment of the remaining bits to the connection code to thereby form a connected fragment, while the remaining being still unconnected fragments; performing polarization coding to the free bits, the connected fragment, and the unconnected fragments to obtain the polar codes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: ALCATEL LUCENT
    Inventor: Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 11229011
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a communication method and apparatus. For example, at a first device, a resource for data transmission is randomly selected, and the resource is used to transmit data. In addition, the first device sends, to a second device, an indication that the first device will continue to use the resource for transmitting further data. A corresponding apparatus is further disclosed in the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignees: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy, Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Yong Liu, Liyu Cai, Torsten Wildschek
  • Patent number: 11223702
    Abstract: A method for migration of a virtual network function, VNF, from a source node to a destination node includes receiving by the destination node a snapshot of a state of the virtual network function implemented by the source node and receiving by the destination node state update elements encoding a change of the state of the virtual network function implemented by the source node caused by processing of one or more data packets received by the source node since the snapshot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Ivica Rimac, Leonhard Nobach, Volker Hilt
  • Patent number: 11218384
    Abstract: A new interact procedure among a user equipment, an infrastructure provider, a virtual network operator and a corresponding access node and a corresponding access point is provided. Thus, the vWLAN can be created and deleted dynamically for the virtual network operator, such that the vWLAN of the virtual network operator can be utilized efficiently. Thereby, the virtual network operator can deploy its vWLANs in the hotspots dynamically according to the requirement. The flexibility is enhanced, while the requirement for the virtual network operator and actual subscription is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Haibo Wen, Shuigen Yang, Kaibin Zhang
  • Publication number: 20210399907
    Abstract: The method comprises the steps of: the Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF) receiving (Step 1) user's subscription information, in order to determine an initial policy; the Policy and Charging Enforcement Function (PCEF) applying (Step 2) the initial rules; the Policy and Charging Enforcement Function (PCEF) triggering (Step 3) the Extended Online Charging System (EOCS) for the user's service/network resource usage; the Extended Online Charging System (EOCS) rating and charging (step 4) the user, in real time; the Extended Online Charging System (EOCS) triggering (Step 5) a change of policy in the Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF); the Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF) determining (Step 6) new rules for the new policy; the Policy and Charging Enforcement Function (PCEF) receiving (Step 7) the new rules and applying them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicants: Alcatel Lucent, Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Kim BROUARD, Thomas LEVY, Yigang CAI
  • Patent number: 11202340
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Ahmad Abou Saleh, Haris Gacanin
  • Patent number: 11196446
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a method and apparatus for data processing in a communication system. For example, a method comprises pre-processing received data encoded with a polar code; performing a first decoding of the pre-processed data to obtain output bits; in response to decoding failure of the first decoding, bit-flipping a portion of information bits of the output bits to obtain a first additional frozen bit; and performing a second decoding based on the first additional frozen bit and the pre-processed data. Embodiments of the present disclosure further provide a communication device capable of implementing the above method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 11196445
    Abstract: A method including determining a cyclic redundancy check (CRC) generator sequence defining a one to one mapping between a sequence of control information values and cyclic redundancy check (CRC) sequence values; and determining a combined sequence, the combined sequence formed by distributing the cyclic redundancy check (CRC) value sequence within the sequence of control information values, wherein the distributing the cyclic redundancy check (CRC) value sequence within the sequence of control information values is based on a selected part of the cyclic redundancy check (CRC) generator sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignees: Nokia Technologies Oy, Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Keeth Saliya Jayasinghe, Yu Chen, Dongyang Du, Jie Chen
  • Patent number: 11194009
    Abstract: A user equipment, user equipment method, location server, location server method and computer program are disclosed. The method performed at the user equipment comprises: monitoring for a position reference signal broadcast by a network node; measuring a time of arrival of a peak in a received signal indicative of receipt of said position reference signal and measuring a time of arrival of at least one further peak in said received signal; transmitting a time offset signal indicative of a time difference between said arrival of said at least one further peak and said peak as part of an enhanced reference time difference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Zhilan Xiong, Matthew Baker
  • Patent number: 11194616
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for simultaneously transmitting and receiving multiple managed objects in order to compensate for the inadeguacies of the current 3GPP TS32.607 standard, characterized in that, the method comprises: encapsulating two or more managed objects in one or more atomic transactions according to internal attributes and data processing of the managed objects, wherein each atomic transaction includes at least two managed objects; according to a pre-defined association rule, determining association relationships between managed objects in the one atomic transaction, or determining association relationships between multiple atomic transactions and association relationships between managed objects in each of the multiple atomic transactions; and transmitting one or more atomic transactions through a communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: ALCATEL LUCENT
    Inventors: Deyi Yao, Yi Song, Weisi Xiao