Patents Assigned to Alcatel Lucent
  • Patent number: 11003494
    Abstract: Method and device for scheduling of dataflow components Embodiments relate to a method for scheduling dataflow components (6), executed by a scheduling device (4), comprising repeating the following steps for successive increasing input message rates (1/?): —applying (S1) an ingress message flow (F1) at an ingress message rate (1/?) to a distributed dataflow comprising at least one dataflow component (6) executed by respective processing devices (5), —determining (S2) a total latency (?t) of at least one of dataflow component (6), and —determining (S3) a serving rate (?) associated with said ingress message rate (1/?) for said at least one dataflow component (6), in function of said ingress message rate (1/?) and said total latency (?t), until the scheduling device (4) is unable to determine a serving rate (?) associated with the ingress message rate (1/?), thereby determining a maximum serving rate for said at least one dataflow component (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Philippe Dobbelaere
  • Publication number: 20210135707
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a communication controller (131; 132) and method for controlling communications between an access node (101; 102) and a plurality of remote communication units (211; 212) coupled to the access node via at least one wired transmission medium (20; 40). At least one communication unit (111, 211; 112, 212) of the access node and of the plurality of remote communication units is configured to operate in full-duplex mode according to a first full-duplex communication profile (OP1) when using a first subset of transmission resources (TSSET1; TONESET1) selected from a whole set of transmission resources available for communication over the at least one transmission medium, and according to a second full-duplex communication profile (OP2) when using a second non-overlapping subset of transmission resources (TSSET2; TONESET2) selected from the whole set of transmission resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Paschalis Tsiaflakis, Jochen Maes
  • Publication number: 20210135715
    Abstract: An object of the present disclosure is to provide a beamforming method for a massive MIMO system. Specifically, S routes of data streams to be transmitted via the antenna array are subjected to horizontal direction baseband beamforming processing, to obtain T routes of data streams; the T-routes of data streams are subjected to vertical direction digital beamforming processing to map the T routes of data streams onto a corresponding channel according to a predetermined rule; a data stream on each channel is subjected to analog beamforming processing to map the data stream on each channel onto a corresponding array element of the antenna array for transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Lei Wang, Zhenhao Cai, Kun Zhao, Xunyong Zhang, Yang Xu
  • Patent number: 10993217
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a communication method and a communication device. There is provided a communication method implemented at a first device. The method comprises: determining quantities of information of units in control information; mapping, based on the quantities of information of the units and reliabilities of subchannels for carrying the control information, the units to a subchannels; and transmitting the control information to a second device via the subchannel. There is also provided a communication method implemented at a second device, as well as corresponding first device and second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 10979980
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for a radio communications system, the device including: a processing unit; a memory unit; and a transceiver including a transmitter provided with a power amplifier; wherein said device is configurable to: send a request to a base station of said communications system for permission of transmission of one or more data symbols, the one or more data symbols being amplified with the power amplifier in an overdrive regime; receive a grant for such transmission; amplify the one or more data symbols with the power amplifier of the transmitter in the overdrive regime; and transmit the one or more data symbols to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Thorsten Wild, Xin Yu, Rana Ahmed Salem, Frank Schaich
  • Patent number: 10973055
    Abstract: The method includes generating a preamble sequence at a transmitter, where the transmitter is capable of generating a first type of preamble sequence and a second type of preamble sequence. The transmitter transmits a request message to a receiver to request network resources, where the request message including the preamble sequence. The transmitter receives a feedback message from the receiver. The transmitter controls the network data traffic based on the feedback message. The method further includes receiving, a receiver, a signal from the transmitter, the signal including the preamble sequence. The receiver detects the preamble sequence within the signal, where the receiver is capable of detecting a first type of preamble sequence and a second type of preamble sequence. The receiver identifies a request message within the signal based on the detected preamble sequence, and controls the network data traffic based on the identified request message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignees: Alcatel Lucent, Nokia of America Corporation
    Inventors: Gerhard Schreiber, Marcos Tavares
  • Patent number: 10955911
    Abstract: A method, system and related devices are provided for identifying, for a user, a virtual child object of a virtual parent object of virtual parent objects based on a determined distance between a gazed virtual child object of a virtual parent object of said virtual parent objects and a gaze distance origin, based on captured gaze information. The captured gaze information comprising gaze coordinates representing a position on a display at which said user is looking. The display being configured to display a virtual scene representation of a virtual scene. The virtual scene representation comprising virtual object representations of virtual parent objects. Each virtual parent object of said virtual parent objects comprising at least one virtual child object. The method comprises identifying, for said user, said virtual child object of said virtual parent object of said virtual parent objects based on said determined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Sigurd Van Broeck, Christoph Stevens
  • Patent number: 10956190
    Abstract: The method includes modifying a routing rule of a load balancer of the system, the rule representing at least one parameter for communications between a client device and the first VM to specify that data from the client device destined for the first VM instance is queued, suspending processing, at the first VM instance, of pending requests from the client device, transmitting data, from the first VM instance, to the load balancer representing the state of the or each suspended request, modifying the routing rule to specify that the endpoint for a communication channel from the second VM instance is the client device, transmitting the or each suspended request to the second VM instance, and modifying the routing rule to specify transmission of data from the client device directly to the second VM instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Tommaso Cucinotta, Eric Jul
  • Patent number: 10958651
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of providing a nomadic service, the method including: i. sending, by a user, a nomadic service request to an Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (AAA) server to determine whether the nomadic service request is allowed; ii. if the nomadic service request is allowed, then instantiating a service module for the nomadic service in a corresponding virtual Residential Gateway (vRG) platform, or selecting a corresponding service module in a residential gateway of the user, based upon the nomadic service, by a Software Defined Network (SDN) controller; and iii. determining and configuring, by the SDN controller, a network delivery path between the user and the service module based upon the path establishment request and a position of the service module. With the technical solution according to the invention, even a user who is not at home can be provided rapidly with a service subscribed through a residential gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Haibo Wen, Kaibin Zhang, Shuigen Yang, Fanxiang Bin
  • Patent number: 10959115
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide communication methods and devices for joint optimization of transmit power and transmission rate to ensure user fairness. The method described herein comprises: obtaining, from receivers of a plurality of communication links, respective normalized power values of sums of interference and noise experienced by the receivers and transmit power values of transmitters of the plurality of communication links. Each of the plurality of links supports a plurality of service types of transmissions, respective transmission rate targets are defined for the plurality of service types according to different qualities of service required by the plurality of service types, and the transmission rate targets are sorted as a first sequence in a first order. The method also comprises determining, for the plurality of links, values of non-linear combinations of the transmit powers and the normalized powers corresponding to the plurality of links respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Haiyou Guo, Xinghua Shi
  • Patent number: 10959060
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for implementing MTC group message delivery. The MTC-IWF obtains policy information from the PCRF and controls the delivery of the MTC group message according to the policy information by introducing the policy information of the MTC group message delivery in the PCRF. By introducing a flexible policy control mechanism, it can help the operators to define and customize various MTC group message delivery rules. With the increase in MTC ASes and MTC groups, operators can choose the network better, control the use of network resources, thereby achieving the purpose of improving or optimizing the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Xiangyang Li, Yigang Cai
  • Patent number: 10958751
    Abstract: Method for verifying an association between a user and a group of users sharing a common subscription, comprising intercepting a message between a user and a service provider; adapting the message with information to include a guarantee to the service provider that the message is sent from a location allowed by the common subscription.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Marcel Mampaey
  • Patent number: 10959255
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method and apparatus for allocating an uplink resource, which may schedule the NB-IoT terminal and the eMTC terminal to commonly use the uplink physical resource block configured to the NB-IoT terminal and the uplink physical resource block configured to the eMTC terminal, such that the utilization of the uplink frequency is enhanced and an uplink capacity of the cell is also improved, while guaranteeing normal operation of the cell network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Jinsong Yao
  • Patent number: 10944875
    Abstract: First user equipment transmits information identifying first interfaces supported by the first user equipment and first channel capacities associated with the first interfaces. The first user equipment receives information identifying a subset of the first interfaces. The subset is selected based on the first channel capacities and second channel capacities of second interfaces associated with at least one second user equipment. The first user equipment is then configured to aggregate the subset of the first interfaces. A policy server selects a subset of first interfaces supported by a first user equipment based on information indicating first channel capacities of the first interfaces and second channel capacities of second interfaces associated with at least one second user equipment. The policy server transmits instructions to the first user equipment to aggregate the subset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: ALCATEL-LUCENT USA INC.
    Inventors: Milind M. Buddhikot, Lance Hartung
  • Patent number: 10944664
    Abstract: A base station provides, a first number of probe packets to an access point for transmission to a user equipment over an access network path. The base station receives information indicating a bandwidth of the access network path estimated by the user equipment. The base station determines which of the base station or the access point to use for communication with the user equipment based on the bandwidth. The user equipment receives a second number of packets over an air interface and determines inter-arrival packet delays for the second number of probe packets. The user equipment estimates the bandwidth of the air interface based on the inter-arrival packet delays, the first number, and a time interval for transmission of the first number of probe packets. The user equipment transmits information indicating the bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignees: Nokia of America Corporation, Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Jonathan Ling, David Lopez-Perez, Bongho Kim, Vasudevan Subramanian, Satish Kanugovi
  • Patent number: 10938598
    Abstract: A hybrid access gateway (HAG) apparatus for native bridged communication in a communication network may include an upstream interface configured for receiving downlink Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) layer 2 traffic in the communication network; at least one downstream cellular coupling interface configured to be communicatively coupled to a user equipment (UE) represented by an OSI layer 2 address via a cellular access network (e.g. a Radio Access Network or RAN) of the communication network; an inspection module configured for inspecting an OSI layer 2 header of the received traffic; and a direction module configured for, based on the inspected OSI layer 2 header, directing the received traffic to the user equipment via the at least one downstream cellular coupling interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Thierry Van De Velde, Dietrich Zeller
  • Patent number: 10938501
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method and device of signal processing in optical fiber communication systems. The method includes dividing electrical signals for a plurality of receivers in the optical fiber communication system into a plurality of groups, the plurality of groups each being associated with at least one of the plurality of receivers. The method also includes obtaining time-domain multiplexed signals by multiplexing the electrical signals in the plurality of groups in time domain. The method also includes multiplexing the time-domain multiplexed signals in the plurality of groups in frequency domain such that the time-domain multiplexed signals occupy respective sub-bands of a transmission bandwidth for the optical fiber communication system. The method also includes converting the frequency-domain multiplexed signals into analog optical signals for transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Chenhui Ye, Xiaofeng Hu, Kaibin Zhang
  • Patent number: 10931412
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method and apparatus of obtaining feedback of HARQ acknowledgment information. The method comprises allocating to UE an uplink control channel resource for report of HARQ acknowledgment information related to downlink data transmission on an unlicensed carrier. The method also comprises obtaining feedback of the HARQ acknowledgment information from the UE within a predefined deferral window. The predefined deferral window specifies a minimum delay and a maximum delay for report of the HARQ acknowledgment information. The embodiments of the present disclosure may increase the reliability and reduce the latency of HARQ acknowledgment information feedback. In addition, the embodiments of the present disclosure may not only be for LAA scenarios, but also may be extended to standalone LAA access scenarios on unlicensed carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Jianguo Liu, Tao Tao, Yan Meng, Zhe Luo, Dawei Wang, Junrong Gu, Gang Shen
  • Patent number: 10922153
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to communication methods and devices for virtual base stations. For example, data is sequentially read and written between the hardware accelerator and the general purpose processor of the baseband processing unit at the baseband processing unit arranged with a plurality of virtual base stations, thereby achieving sharing of the traditional hardware accelerator among a plurality of virtual base stations without introducing virtualization layer or increasing hardware complexity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Cheng Wang
  • Patent number: 10924507
    Abstract: An Auto Configuration Server is coupled via at least one Load Balancer in a broadband network to at least one device, including at least one gateway device, in at least one home network. The Auto configuration Server remotely manages the devices by using the CPE WAN Management Protocol CWMP on top of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol http.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Bahadir Danisik, Jigang Yang