Patents Assigned to Alcatel Lucent
  • Patent number: 10271184
    Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to provide a method and apparatus of delivering the trigger report for MTC. According to a trigger message originated from an originator, a UE generates trigger response information corresponding to the trigger message; the UE sends a trigger report message containing the trigger response information to a first NE; the first NE extracts the trigger response information from the trigger report message and sends the trigger response information to the originator. In the prior art, the delivery report can only provide information about whether the trigger data is delivered. According to the present invention, the delivery report may also provide information on the MTC application layer, for example, even if the trigger result cannot be sent back immediately, the delivery report may can also include whether the payload data is accepted by the MTC application receives the payload data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Zhi Wang, Yigang Cai
  • Patent number: 10270621
    Abstract: Network system comprising multiple access network gateways interconnected via networking equipment, each of the access network gateways being adapted for connecting user equipment devices to the network system, wherein the network system comprises a database wherein private networks are defined as groups of predetermined user equipment devices, and wherein the access network gateway are configured to interconnect user equipment devices belonging to a single private network via SDN service chains to emulate the single private network inside the network system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Alcatel-Lucent
    Inventors: Erwin Six, Christele Bouchat, Pascal Justen, Wim Henderickx
  • Patent number: 10270556
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method and an apparatus for hybrid multiplexing/de-multiplexing in a passive optical network, the method comprising steps of: dividing N first intermediate frequency sub-bands averagely into M clusters, wherein each of the clusters contains K first intermediate frequency sub bands and N=M*K, and wherein each of the K first intermediate frequency sub-bands carries a baseband digital electrical signal; selecting, by a software defined first intermediate frequency multiplexer, the baseband digital electrical signals of K first intermediate frequency sub-bands from the N first intermediate frequency sub-bands for software defined frequency division multiplexing and forming a cluster; and frequency division multiplexing, by an analog hardware cluster multiplexer, analog electrical signals of the M clusters on a second intermediate frequency sub-band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Chenhui Ye, Kaibin Zhang
  • Publication number: 20190116604
    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: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Ibrahim AL-NAHHAL, Haris GACANIN
  • Patent number: 10264117
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a method for detecting a broken binder in an access network including a plurality of telecommunication lines grouped in respective binders, executed by a detection device, including identifying a plurality of telecommunication lines for which a transmission interruption has been detected within a given time period obtaining line data associated with the respective identified telecommunication lines, for respective pairs of identified telecommunication lines, determining a virtual distance between the two telecommunication lines, in function of the associated line data, determining at least one cluster of telecommunication lines in function of the virtual distances, and detecting a broken binder in function of the determined at least one cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Issam Wahibi, Benoit Drooghaag, Philippe Dierickx
  • Patent number: 10256884
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for quantizing channel state information (CSI). According to an embodiment of the present invention, a method for quantizing CSI is provided, which can be implemented on a base station side. The method includes: broadcasting antenna configuration of a base station to a user equipment, wherein the antenna configuration includes an antenna port in a vertical direction and an antenna port in a horizontal direction; sending a reference signal (RS) to the user equipment; receiving a vertical precoder corresponding to the antenna port in a vertical direction and a horizontal precoder corresponding to the antenna port in a horizontal direction that are fed back by the user equipment; and based on the received vertical precoder and horizontal precoder, reconstructing a precoder by using a vertical codebook corresponding to the antenna port in a vertical direction and a horizontal codebook corresponding to the antenna port in a horizontal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Xun Li, Qinglin Luo, Tao Yang
  • Patent number: 10257831
    Abstract: A node is configured for connection to a massive multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) array to provide spatially multiplexed channels in an unlicensed frequency band. The node includes a memory configured to store samples of non-spatially filtered signals received by the node during a first listen-before-talk (LBT) operation used to acquire the unlicensed frequency band. The node also includes a processor configured to determine, based on a number of previously stored samples, a duration of a silent time interval during which the node collects samples of non-spatially filtered signals and stores the samples in the memory. The node further includes a transceiver configured to perform a second LBT operation to acquire the unlicensed frequency band using a spatial filter determined based on the samples stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Giovanni Geraci, Adrian J. Garcia Rodriguez, Lorenzo Galati Giordano, David Lopez Perez
  • Patent number: 10257883
    Abstract: One object of the present invention is a method for for configuring a cellular mobile communication network with Tracking Areas, comprising: a step of configuring a Radio Access Network entity, with at least one Tracking Area it is to be associated with, a step of registering a thus configured Radio Access Network entity onto a Mobility Management function and/or Paging Coordination function, for said at least one Tracking Area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: ALCATEL LUCENT
    Inventors: Nicolas Drevon, Alain Bultinck, Laurent Thiebaut
  • Patent number: 10257952
    Abstract: Disclosed is a socket apparatus for ball grid array (BGA) balls, including a base member of electrically insulative material, a plurality of electrical contact members disposed in row and column configuration attached to the electrically insulative material, a plate member extending in a row direction, and a plurality of extension members connected to the plate member and configured to press BGA balls of a mounted BGA into the plurality of electrical contact members when the plate member is pulled in a first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: ALCATEL LUCENT
    Inventors: Paul J. Brown, Alex L. Chan
  • Patent number: 10249960
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a distributed antenna system for transmitting and/or receiving radio frequency, RF, signals, wherein said antenna system comprises at least one elliptical waveguide which comprises a plurality of openings. The present invention further relates to a method of manufacturing a distributed antenna system of the aforementioned type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Alexander Thomas, Erhard Mahlandt
  • Patent number: 10250579
    Abstract: A capability is provided for securely transferring a file within network-based storage. A capability is provided for securely transferring a user file of a user from a first server to a second server. The first server may be associated with a first service provider and the second server may be associated with a second service provider. The secure transfer of a user file from the first server to the second server may be performed based on a One-Click File Transfer capability in which only a single click by the user is needed in order for the user file to be transferred. The secure transfer of a user file from the first server to the second server may be performed based on a Zero-Click File Transfer capability in which the user file may be transferred without any interaction by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Katherine H. Guo, Emina Soljanin, Thomas Woo
  • Patent number: 10250731
    Abstract: A method and apparatus provide for controlling the user equipment in a telecommunication network having a network control node. A method may be performed at the network control node and a method may also be performed at a user equipment within a telecommunication network. The method performed at the user equipment comprises: receiving an incoming call signal, the incoming call signal comprising a combined automatic answer and loudspeaker activation indication; in response to the incoming call signal, automatically answering the incoming call and activating a loudspeaker on the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Karthick Rajapandiyan, Harikumar Pandurangan
  • Publication number: 20190097724
    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: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Chenhui YE, Xiaofeng Hu, Kaibin Xhang
  • Patent number: 10244185
    Abstract: A method for mixing a first video signal and a second video signal, the method comprising at a mixing device receiving the first video signal; receiving the second video signal; receiving a transformation information signal dividing the first video signal into a transparent region and a non-transparent region and representing a spatial relationship between the first video signal and the second video signal; transforming the second video signal in accordance with the transformation information signal; and combining the non-transparent region of the first video signal with a portion of the transformed second video signal, the portion of the transformed second video signal being rendered in the transparent region of the first video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: ALCATEL LUCENT
    Inventors: Sigurd Van Broeck, Patrice Rondao Alface, Christoph Stevens, Jean-Francois Macq
  • Patent number: 10243658
    Abstract: Proposed is a method of receiving a WDM optical upstream signal in an optical access network. The WDM signal is filtered using a first optical filter yielding a first filtered signal. The first optical filter has a flat-top shaped pass-band transfer function. Furthermore the WDM signal is filtered using second optical filter yielding a second filtered signal. The second optical filter has a pass-band transfer function that is strictly monotonically increasing for wavelength values below a center wavelength of the transfer function and that is strictly monotonically decreasing for wavelength values above the center wavelength of the transfer function. Received upstream data is derived from the first filtered signal. An optical signal power level is derived from the second filtered signal an optical signal power level. Finally, it is indicated to an optical network unit a desired direction of wavelength shift in dependence on the derives signal power level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: ALCATEL LUCENT
    Inventor: Wolfgang Poehlmann
  • Publication number: 20190089814
    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: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Ivica RIMAC, Leonhard NOBACH, Volker HILT
  • Publication number: 20190089458
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an optical data transmitter comprising an optical source of temporally incoherent light, an optical power splitter, an optical mode multiplexer, and a plurality of optical paths. The optical power splitter has an optical input and a plurality of optical outputs. The optical input is connected to receive the temporally incoherent light from the source. The optical mode multiplexer has a plurality of optical inputs and an optical output for connecting to a near end of an all-optical transmission fiber line. Each optical path connects a corresponding one of the optical outputs of the optical power splitter to a corresponding one of the optical inputs of the optical mode multiplexer. One or more of the optical paths of the plurality has or have an optical data modulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Haoshuo Chen, Nicolas Fontaine, Roland Ryf
  • Patent number: 10237057
    Abstract: A method for controlling the exchange of private data, associated with a client device, between an application in execution on or for the device and a serving node in a data network, comprising transmitting a request to the serving node from the application for access to a service requiring use of the private data, receiving challenge data at the application from the serving node, requesting authorization for the use of the private data using a secure user interface of the client device to a trusted information manager on the basis of the challenge data, transmitting an obfuscated version of the private data for use with the service from the trusted information manager to the application on the basis of the authorization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Tommaso Cucinotta, Stephane Betge-Brezetz
  • Patent number: 10237592
    Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to provide a method and apparatus for video transmission, wherein the video is initially stored in one or more other network devices. The method comprises receiving a second request for a video from a user equipment; forwarding the second request to other network device corresponding to the second request; determining a manner of obtaining the video based on a response, received from the other network device, to the second request; and transmitting the video obtained based on the manner of obtaining the video to the user equipment. Compared with the prior art, by uniformly determining a manner of obtaining a video and transmitting the obtained video to the user equipment the present invention, the present invent on lowers deployment difficulty, reduces bandwidth resource demands, and enhances the video sharing degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Yongming Gai, Bin Zhao, Yujian Wang, Zhaohui Jiang, Shan Jin, Qingqing Lun
  • Patent number: 10237022
    Abstract: The embodiments of the invention relate to a method for a first network node (NN 1) for transmitting or retransmitting data to a second network node (NN2). The method contains receiving at the first network node (NN1) from the second network node (NN2) a feedback parameter (FP) in response to a first transmission (DT1) of at least two data segments (DS1-1, DS2-1, DS3-1) of a data packet. The feedback parameter (FP) is a number of counted data segments of the at least two data segments (DS1-1, DS2-1, DS3-1) incorrectly received or lost or correctly received at the second network node (NN2) by the first transmission (DT1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Volker Braun, Uwe Doetsch