Patents Assigned to Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
  • Publication number: 20180270786
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for protecting the privacy of user equipment during paging operations in a communication system. In one example, a method includes determining at a mobility management element of a communication system that a paging operation is to be initiated for given user equipment. The method further includes restricting the paging operation between the mobility management element and the given user equipment to use of a temporary identifier for the given user equipment. By not using a permanent identifier of the given user equipment during paging operations, the given user equipment is effectively non-trackable by malicious base stations and active/passive listeners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicants: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc., Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Suresh P. Nair, Anja Jerichow
  • Patent number: 10069803
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of route optimization involving a first mobile device associated with a first home gateway. One embodiment of the method is implemented in a first mobility forwarding entity and includes registering the first mobile device at the first mobility forwarding entity. The first mobile device is registered using a session key included in a registration message transmitted by the first mobile device. The embodiment also includes establishing a secure route between the first mobility forwarding entity and a terminating node using the session key. The secure route bypasses the first home gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Alcatel-Lucent USA, INC.
    Inventors: Ganapathy Sundaram, Violeta Cakulev
  • Publication number: 20180248759
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally discloses improvements in computer performance for supporting troubleshooting in a remote management service (RMS) based on an RMS troubleshooting capability. The RMS troubleshooting capability may be configured to enable troubleshooting within the context of an RMS configured to support remote management of a managed device(s) by a managing device(s). The RMS troubleshooting capability may be configured to support troubleshooting for an RMS by isolating traffic of managed devices for which troubleshooting is not being performed (e.g., which traffic is directed to managing devices of the RMS) from traffic of managed devices for which troubleshooting is being performed (e.g., which traffic is directed to troubleshooting devices of the RMS). The RMS troubleshooting capability may be configured to support troubleshooting for an RMS by directing traffic of a managed device to a troubleshooting server, rather than to a managing device (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicants: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc., Alcatel-Lucent Bell N.V.
    Inventors: Bahadir Danisik, Jigang Yang, Artyom Sivkov
  • Publication number: 20180248744
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally discloses improvements in computer performance for supporting automatic recovery for a remote management service (RMS) based on an RMS automatic recovery capability. The RMS automatic recovery capability may be configured to support automatic recovery for an RMS by supporting automatic recovery for a managed device that is experiencing a device authentication failure. The RMS automatic recovery capability may be configured to support automatic recovery for an RMS based on configuration of a load balancer of the RMS to recognize an authentication failure of a managed device and to trigger the managed device to enter a bootstrap process based on recognition of the authentication failure of the managed device. The RMS automatic recovery capability may be configured to support automatic recovery for an RMS based on configuration of a managed device to initiate a bootstrap process based on an indication from a load balancer of the RMS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Bahadir Danisik, Jigang Yang
  • Publication number: 20180242230
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally discloses improvements in computer performance for delivery of content via a wireless communication network. The present disclosure generally discloses improvements in computer performance for delivery of content to wireless end devices via a wireless communication network using unicast services and multicast-broadcast services of the wireless communication network based on a service switching capability configured to support dynamic and opportunistic switching between the unicast services and multicast-broadcast services of the wireless communication network. The service switching capability may be configured to support dynamic and opportunistic switching between use of unicast service and use of multicast-broadcast service for a content item on a serving cell based on a number of wireless end devices on the serving cell that are receiving or requesting the content item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2017
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicants: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Grinshpun, Tomas S. Young, Alvaro Villegas Nunez
  • Publication number: 20180234335
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally discloses improvements in computer performance for supporting a multipath transport throughput capability that is configured to improve throughout of a multipath transport connection of a multipath transport protocol. The multipath transport throughput capability is configured to improve the throughput of the multipath transport connection by improving delivery of acknowledgment packets acknowledging successful delivery of data packets sent from a data transmitting side to a data receiving side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicants: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc., Alcatel-Lucent Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Kamakshi Sridhar, Jonathan Segel
  • Publication number: 20180224601
    Abstract: An optoelectronic circuit having a substantially planar double-sided substrate, each side of which has a respective plurality of electrically conducting tracks and a respective plurality of planar optical waveguides. The substrate also has at least one via crossing the substrate in a manner that can be used to establish an optical path across the substrate, e.g., between optical waveguides located on different sides thereof. In an example embodiment, the electrically conducting tracks and planar optical waveguides are configured to operatively connect various optoelectronic devices and auxiliary electrical circuits attached to the two sides of the substrate using hybrid-integration technologies. In some embodiments, two or more of such double-sided substrates can be stacked and optically and electrically interconnected to create an integrated three-dimensional assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Yee L. Low, Nagesh Basavanhally
  • Patent number: 10034176
    Abstract: A controller in a wireless communication system includes a transceiver to receive channel activity reports from a first node and a plurality of second nodes that are connected to the first node. The first node supports wireless communication over one or more first channels of a licensed frequency band and second channels of an unlicensed frequency band. The second node supports wireless communication over the second channels of the unlicensed frequency band. The controller also includes a processor to allocate a subset of the second channels to the first node and the plurality of second nodes based on the channel activity reports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignees: Alcatel Lucent, Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Schabel, Subramanian Vasudevan, Mohammad R. Khawer, Satish Kanugovi
  • Patent number: 10033443
    Abstract: An embodiment of the disclosed MIMO transceiver uses a single master clock to generate (i) the sampling-clock signals for the analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters and (ii) the multiple electrical local-oscillator signals that are used in various channels of the transceiver's analog down- and up-converters to translate signals between the corresponding intermediate-frequency and RF bands. The MIMO transceiver may employ a plurality of interconnected frequency dividers configured to variously divide the master-clock frequency to generate the sampling-clock signals and the multiple local-oscillator signals in a manner that causes these signals to have different respective frequencies. In embodiments designed for operating in the mmW band, the MIMO transceiver may also employ a frequency multiplier configured to multiply the master-clock frequency to generate an additional local-oscillator signal for translating signals between the mmW and RF bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventor: Boris A. Kurchuk
  • Patent number: 10033649
    Abstract: System and method for reporting usage of a network infrastructure includes obtaining a map that includes at least one flow-mapping that correlates a flow feature with a service and that correlates a flow feature with an endpoint type, wherein the endpoint types include at least a subscriber type and a service type; at a first computer, receiving flow telemetry of a network infrastructure, the flow telemetry representing at least the destination and source attributes for network traffic in the flow telemetry; categorizing the flow telemetry into at least a subscriber flow category based on the source and destination endpoint types of the traffic; for subscriber flow telemetry of a subscriber, processing the subscriber flow telemetry into at least one flow feature; identifying at least one service to attribute to at least a portion of the subscriber flow telemetry, the service identified through the processed flow feature and a flow-mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph E. Eggleston, Craig H. Labovitz
  • Patent number: 10033820
    Abstract: In a method and system for opportunistic delivery of less-than-best-effort application data, a WIN network identified the elements of the wireless network servicing a specified mobile client. One or more elements of the wireless network servicing the specified mobile client monitor the connection state of a mobile client and notify the WIN network of connection state changes so that a chatty application running on an external application server may be notified by the WIN network to deliver packet data when the specified mobile client is connected to the network for some other purpose or when unused network resources are available. In this way, network resource overload caused by chatty applications is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Sidney Llewellyn Bryson, David Albert Rossetti, Harvey Rubin, Douglas William Varney
  • Patent number: 10034286
    Abstract: In one example embodiment, a method includes transmitting a plurality of first beacons over a first scanning period, the plurality of first beacons associated with different direct energy beams, the transmitting including, transmitting the plurality of first beacons over sub-periods of the first scanning period, respectively; obtaining an indication of a preferred first beacon, the preferred beacon being received by a network element during the transmitting of the plurality of beacons over the first scanning period; and communicating with the element during a scheduled portion of a first data communication period using the beam associated with the preferred first beacon, a length of the first scanning period and a length of the first data communication period forming a length of a time transmission interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Hubert R. McLellan, Dmitry Chizhik, Dragan Samardzija
  • Patent number: 10028161
    Abstract: A node increments values of performance measurement (PM) counters to indicate characteristics of at least one unlicensed frequency band used for wireless communication during a first time interval. The node provides the values of the PM counters to a controller that is configured to aggregate the values of the PM counters for the node with values of PM counters for other nodes. A controller receives values of PM counters from a plurality of nodes to indicate characteristics of wireless communication by each of the plurality of nodes using the at least one unlicensed frequency band over the first time interval. The controller aggregates the values of the PM counters for the plurality of nodes and modifies a configuration of at least one of the plurality of nodes based on the aggregated values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Mohammad R. Khawer, Ruth S. Gayde, Padma Sudarsan
  • Patent number: 10028167
    Abstract: A content distribution network including a wireless network segment and an IP wide area network segment includes a virtualized Software Defined Networking (SDN) appliance for optimizing end-to-end quality-of-service (QoS) in the network. The SDN appliance is configured to identify and monitor traffic flows associated with respective content items, obtain end-to-end intelligence data associated with the traffic flow, the end-to-end intelligence data including quality-of-service (QoS) parameters associated with the traffic flow in the wireless network segment and the IP wide area network segment; and dynamically control the traffic flow in one or both of the wireless network segment and the IP wide area network segment based on the end-to-end intelligence data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Doru Calin, Hyunwoo Nam
  • Patent number: 10028283
    Abstract: A radio access network element includes a transceiver and a processor. The transceiver is configured to communicate with at least a first user equipment. The processor is operatively coupled to the transceiver, and the processor is configured to allocate first wireless resources for transmission of first control information by the first user equipment on an uplink control channel during at least a first subframe among a plurality of subframes of a radio frame. The first wireless resources are assigned a format independent of wireless resources allocated for transmission during others of the plurality of subframes of the radio frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventor: Fang-Chen Cheng
  • Patent number: 10020948
    Abstract: A controller includes control plane charging system to configure data plane charging system in a plurality of switches to gather charging information for user flows and provide the charging information to the controller. The data plane charging system in a selected switch of the plurality of switches can be configured to gather charging information for a user flow and autonomously provide the charging information to the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Colin L. Kahn, Harish Viswanathan
  • Patent number: 10020918
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally discloses various mechanisms for supporting multipath communications, including mechanisms for supporting retransmissions for multipath communications. The mechanisms for supporting retransmission for multipath communications may be provided within the context of multipath transport connections, such as Multipath Transmission Control Protocol (MPTCP) connections. The mechanisms for supporting retransmission for multipath communications may support retransmission of lost or delayed packets of a multipath transport connection in a manner tending to avoid a timeout of the multipath transport connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignees: Alcatel Lucent, Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Anwar I. Walid, Jae Hyun Hwang
  • Publication number: 20180191552
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate to a network monitor and method thereof for receiving a plurality of alarms during a baseline period from a plurality of network elements, establishing a baseline for at least one of the plurality of the network elements by determining a number of the plurality of alarms during the baseline period that occur during each of a plurality of sub-intervals within the baseline period, calculating a mean arrival rate for each of the plurality of alarms during the baseline period, generating a probability density function for an arrival rate for each of the plurality of alarms during the baseline period, calculating a probabilistic score for each of a plurality of alarms during a test period based on the probability density function for the arrival rate of each of the plurality of alarms during the baseline period, determining if the score for each of the plurality of alarms during the test period is greater than or equal to a probabilistic threshold, summing the number of the scores for ea
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: ALCATEL-LUCENT USA INC.
    Inventor: Dan KUSHNIR
  • Publication number: 20180191448
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an optical receiver that includes a processor. The receiver is configured to direct a digital-electrical representation of a received symbol value of a pulse-amplitude modulated signal to a frequency-domain processing path of the processor and to a time-domain processing path of the processor. The processor is configured to compute, in the frequency-domain processing path, a first product of the received symbol value and a first coefficient, and to compute a second product of the received symbol value and a second coefficient. The processor is further configured to compute, in the time-domain processing path, an estimated error metric based on the first and second products, and to determine an updated first coefficient and an updated second coefficient based on said error metric. The processor is further configured to equalize a subsequent received symbol using the updated coefficients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Noriaki Kaneda, Sian Chong J. Lee
  • Publication number: 20180191628
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally discloses a scheduling granularity capability. The scheduling granularity capability is configured to improve scheduling granularity in a wireless communication system supporting transport of application flows via radio bearers. The scheduling granularity capability may be configured to support improved scheduling granularity by controlling scheduling at various levels of granularity, such as at the bearer level (e.g., for scheduling bearers with respect to each other), at the application flow level (e.g., for scheduling the application flow of a bearer when the bearer includes a single application flow, for scheduling application flows of a bearer with respect to each other when the bearer includes multiple application flows, or the like), or the like, as well as various combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicants: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc., Alcatel-Lucent Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Francini, Charles R. Payette, Kamakshi Sridhar, Jonathan Segel, Edward Grinshpun