Patents Assigned to Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
  • 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: 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: 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: 20180192386
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for timing adjustment in a communication network. In a mobile network, one or more mobile stations (UEs) communication with a common base station (BS) for access to a core network. To align multiple uplink signals and reduce interference, a reference OTL is broadcast from the BS and received at the one or more UEs, the ROTL representing a real or theoretical maximum OTL (one-way trip latency). A universal time reference is then broadcast, often with other data, from the BS and is received by the one or more UEs. Each UE, if it is able, calculates its own OTL and uses that to calculate an ?OTL representing an uplink transmission delay. In some cases, an ?OTL? may be calculated representing an uplink transmission delay that takes into account motion of the UE, if any. In some implementations, timing adjustments may be calculated by the BS and sent to individual UEs if necessary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventor: Ashok N. Rudrapatna
  • Publication number: 20180188019
    Abstract: An apparatus includes first and second light sources, an optical interferometer, one or more light detectors, and an electronic processor. The second light source is configured to output light of a different wavelength than the first source. The optical interferometer has optical reference and sample arms. The optical sample arm has a first optical path to transmit light received from the first and second light sources to an area of a target and has a second optical path to transmit light collected from the area of the target to one or more interference regions. The optical reference arm is configured to transmit light received from the first light source to the one or more interference regions. Each light detector is configured to produce electrical signals indicative of measured intensities of interfered light in a corresponding one of the one or more interference regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Eggleston
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10015719
    Abstract: A base station includes a plurality of system-on-a-chip (SOC) boards, which each include a plurality of SOC devices to support wireless communication on a plurality of carriers. One of the SOC devices is a transport SOC (TSOC) device that terminates a backhaul interface for receiving downlink radio bearer packets. Each of the SOC devices configures the TSOC device to route downlink radio bearer packets to a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) module in the SOC device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignees: Alcatel-Lucent, Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Mohammad R. Khawer, Mugur Abulius
  • Publication number: 20180180807
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a planar structure having a top surface, a bottom surface, and an edge; and an optical grating located near or at the top surface and having a regular pattern of features. The planar structure has a cavity, and a portion of the cavity is located between opposing portions of the top and bottom surfaces. The optical grating is adjacent to the edge and is over, at least a part of the cavity. The apparatus includes an optically reflective coating on a portion of a wall of the cavity below the optical grating. The cavity has an opening along a portion of the edge of the planar structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Argishti Melikyan, Young-Kai Chen, Po Dong
  • Publication number: 20180181639
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system for improved community discovery that enables the accurate real-time determination of linkages between groups of individuals in a data-driven manner that is insensitive to noise and/or missing/dropped signals for automatically capturing the dynamic real-time interaction between individuals. No pre-defined parameters are necessary and the operations provide a fully data-driven solution that can be applied and adapted to diverse and highly dynamic environments in real-time in an automated fashion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Jeongran Lee, Ahmet A. Akyamac, Chitra Phadke, Huseyin Uzunalioglu
  • Patent number: 10009938
    Abstract: Various exemplary embodiments relate to a method, network node, and non-transitory machine-readable storage medium including one or more of the following: enabling communication via a first and a second access network, wherein the first access network is a first type and the second access network is a second type; communicating with a first control application via at least one of the first access network and the second access network according to a signaling protocol that is used for the communication without regard for which of the first access network and the second access network are used for the communication, wherein the communication effects a change to service provided via at least one data bearer across at least one of the first access network and the second access network, and communicating via the at least one data bearer to exchange non-control application data with at least one other network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Colin L. Kahn, Harish Viswanathan
  • Patent number: 10009416
    Abstract: A capability for perfect application capacity analysis for elastic capacity management of a cloud-based application is presented. The capability for perfect application capacity analysis for elastic capacity management of a cloud-based application may support use of perfect application capacity analysis to identify opportunities for improvements in elastic capacity management of the cloud-based application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventor: Eric J. Bauer
  • Publication number: 20180176085
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally discloses an automated service delivery capability for use in automating service delivery in a communication system. The automated service delivery capability may be configured to support, in a communication system in which communication between routers at sites of a first entity (e.g., communication service provider) is supported using a layer-2 circuit provided by a communication network of a second entity (e.g., communication network provider), automated discovery of the layer-2 circuit identifier of the layer-2 circuit by the first entity even though the layer-2 circuit is provided by the second entity and the first entity has limited or no visibility into the communication network of the second entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Ariel Aguila, Brian D. Saunders
  • Publication number: 20180175926
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally discloses a channel state prediction capability. In a communication system including a transmitter and a receiver communicating via a communication channel, the channel state prediction capability may enable the transmitter to transmit to the receiver via the communication channel based on a predicted channel state of the communication channel. The predicted channel state may be a prediction of the channel state at a future time at which data transmitted by the transmitter is expected to be received by the receiver, which may be based on a total round trip latency of the communication channel. The predicted channel state may include one or more parameters (e.g., a predicted channel quality indicator, a predicted rank indicator, or the like). The predicted channel state may be predicted based on predictions of channel state factors which may impact the channel state of the communication channel (e.g., path loss, shadow fading, fast fading, or the like).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventor: Ashok Rudrapatna
  • Publication number: 20180164521
    Abstract: An optical line card includes a plurality of coherent receivers and a plurality of optical modulators. The coherent receivers are each configured to receive a corresponding channel of a received optical superchannel. The optical modulators are each configured transmit a corresponding channel of a transmitted optical superchannel. Each of a plurality of optical splitters is configured to receive a corresponding one of a plurality of unmodulated optical signals from an optical source external to the line card. Each splitter directs a first portion of light received by that splitter to a corresponding one of the coherent receivers, and a second portion of light received by that splitter to a corresponding one of said optical modulators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Winzer, David T. Neilson, Roland Ryf
  • Publication number: 20180159589
    Abstract: In one example embodiment, a system including a plurality of ports, a plurality of vectoring processors, each of the plurality of vectoring processors having a coefficient memory storing vectoring coefficients corresponding to different victim line and disturber line combinations of a plurality of communication paths connected to the plurality of ports, at least one victim line associated with two of the plurality of vectoring processors and a controller, the controller being configured to assign the victim line and disturber line combinations to the memories based on loads associated with the vectoring coefficients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicants: Alcatel-Lucent Bell N.V., Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Carl J. NUZMAN, Frank DEFOORT, Carl MERTENS, Koenraad SCHELFHOUT
  • Publication number: 20180160071
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods that are configured for feature extraction or object recognition using compressive measurements that represent a compressed image of a scene. In various aspects, a compressive sensing matrix is constructed and used to acquire the compressive measurements, such that in the extraction phase, the compressive measurements can be processed to detect feature points and determine their feature vectors in the scene without using a pixel representation of the scene. The determined feature vectors are used to detect objects based on comparison with one or more predetermined feature vectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: Alcatel -Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Jong-Hoon Ahn, Hong Jiang