Patents Assigned to Alcatel Lucent
  • Patent number: 11096109
    Abstract: In one example embodiment, a first network element includes a memory storing computer-readable instructions and at least one processor configured to execute the computer-readable instructions to cause the first network element to, obtain user equipment (UE)-side parameter values from a user domain of the UE, convert a first data stream received from a second network element into multiple second data streams over multiple data communication paths between the UE and the first network element and allocate the multiple second data streams to at least one of the multiple data communication paths based on the UE-side parameter values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent S.A.S.
    Inventors: Stepan Kucera, Kariem Fahmi, Kamakshi Sridhar, Jonathan Segel
  • Patent number: 11088859
    Abstract: A method for delivering dynamic policy rules for an end user of a communication service during a communication session is provided. The method includes receiving subscription information at a Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF) in order to determine an initial policy; applying the initial rules via a Policy and Charging Enforcement Function (PCEF); triggering an Extended Online Charging System (EOCS) for the user's service/network resource usage; rating and charging the user via the EOCS in real time; triggering a change of policy in a change notification from the EOCS to the PCRF; determining new rules for the new policy at the PRCF; receiving the new rules and applying them at the PCEF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignees: Nokia of America Corporation, Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Kim Brouard, Thomas Levy, Yigang Cai
  • Patent number: 11087317
    Abstract: A method to provide authentication services to third party vendors by a service provider hosting an authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA) server or a similar device that can authenticate users for some other service. This method enables easy and substantially error-free end-user authentication, which forms the basis for enabling electronic transactions (e.g., web-based) that are less vulnerable to fraud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Thyagarajan Nandagopal
  • Patent number: 11076280
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method of user equipment which performs cellular transmission via a serving base station. The method may comprise: sending a request message to the serving base station to request allocation of a resource for device-to-device (D2D) discovery transmission; receiving from the serving base station an indication message for indicating the allocated resource; and performing the D2D discovery transmission on the allocated resource while the cellular transmission is performed. The embodiments of the present disclosure further provide a method of a serving base station, user equipment, and a serving base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Yun Deng, Yong Liu, Dong Li
  • Publication number: 20210225073
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a method for determining a 3D model of a surface (S), executed by a 3D model determination device (4), comprising: —obtaining (S1) a plurality of 2D+Z images of said surface (S) from respective 2D+Z image sources (3), —determining (S2), in function of the 2D+Z images, implicit surface data (sdf+) modeling said surface (S), wherein the implicit surface data (sdf+) specify, for respective points (p{circumflex over (?)} of a 3D field, a distance (d) between said point and said surface and a 2D+Z image source identifier (C0, C1, C2) associated with said point, —determining (S3) a plurality of vertices (V;) in function of the implicit surface data, —for at least one of said vertices, determining (S4) at least one 2D+Z image source associated with said vertex in function of the implicit surface data, and at least one texture identifier (T,ID) and 2D texture coordinates (vi) associated with said vertex in function of 2D+Z image source modeling data associated with the determined at least one 2D
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Donny Tytgat
  • Patent number: 11064404
    Abstract: A method of wireless data transmission at a first radio access point, including detecting a degradation of a first radio link established for a first frequency band between the first radio access point and a user equipment, and sending, addressed to a network entity, information to trigger a handover or handover decision of the wireless data transmission from the first radio link of the first radio access point operating in the first frequency band to a second radio link of a second radio access point operating in the first frequency band depending on the result of the detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Hardy Halbauer, Anton Ambrosy, Danish Aziz, Hajo-Erich Bakker, Volker Braun, Jens Gebert
  • Publication number: 20210199746
    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: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Fei Gao, Chaojun Xu, Gang Shen
  • Publication number: 20210204187
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a method, a device and a computer-readable medium for guaranteeing communication service. According to embodiments of the present disclosure, a source network device that currently serves the terminal device transmits, to a target network device which will serve the terminal device, information about the amount of resources of network slices utilized by the terminal device. The target network device configures the amount of resources based on the information. In this way, successful handover of the terminal device from the source network device to the target network device is guaranteed, so as to ensure continuity of communication services of the terminal device. In addition, embodiments of the present disclosure creates a network slice in the target network device, which avoids possible interruptions of communication service caused by mapping from the terminal device to the slices supported by the target network device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: ALCATEL LUCENT
    Inventors: Junrong Gu, Xiaobing Leng, Dawei Wang, Dongyao Wang, Jun Wang
  • Publication number: 20210194539
    Abstract: A vectoring controller is configured to determine first coefficient values for a vectoring matrix at a first tone based on a first number of iterations through an iterative update algorithm and a first channel matrix estimate at the first tone, and to determine second coefficient values for the vectoring matrix at a second neighboring tone based on a second number of iterations through the iterative update algorithm and a second channel matrix estimate at the second tone. The vectoring controller is configured to start with the first coefficient values as initial values for the respective second coefficient values in the iterative update algorithm. The second number of iterations is lower than or equal to the first number of iterations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Rodrigo BASTOS MORAES, Paschalis TSIAFLAKIS, Mihaela JIVANESCU, Jochen MAES, Carl NUZMAN
  • Publication number: 20210193726
    Abstract: The optoelectronic device includes a matrix of optoelectronic components including semiconductor optical amplifiers SOAs, the semiconductor optical amplifiers SOAs containing an active layer of gallium nitride GaN having multiple InGaN/GaAsN or InGaN/AlGaN quantum wells on a substrate of p-doped gallium nitride and covered with a layer of n-doped gallium nitride. The p-doped gallium nitride GaN substrate forms a column of p-GaN covered with a layer of an insulator in biocompatible material. The device can include a matrix having multiple electronic components of different heights. The optoelectronic component can be a photodiode or a semiconductor optical amplifier SOA. This optoelectronic device can be used in epiretinal or subretinal prostheses. A single epiretinal or subretinal prosthesis can include a matrix of photodiodes and a matrix of semiconductor optical amplifiers SOAs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Alexandre GARREAU, Romain BRENOT, Raphael AUBRY
  • Patent number: 11044780
    Abstract: A mobile network entity, such as Mobility Management Entity MME, is for the support of Mobile-Terminated MT Data Delivery via an interface such as the T6a interface between a Service Capability Exposure Function SCEF and the mobile network entity, towards a User Equipment UE using extended idle mode DRX served by the mobile network entity is configured to receive from the SCEF a MT Data Delivery Request including information indicating a time frame within which a MT Data Delivery Response is awaited by the SCEF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Bruno Landais, Laurent Thiebaut, Jean-Jacques Trottin, Michael Dolan, Alessio Casati
  • Publication number: 20210184799
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for assigning user equipment HARQ time and base station HARQ time in a radio communication network, wherein the user equipment HARQ time is for the user equipment to process the HARQ process, the base station HARQ time is for the base station to process the HARQ process, the user equipment HARQ time being longer than the base station HARQ time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Hua Chao, Yonggang Wang, Yu Chen, Wei Xiong, He Wang
  • Patent number: 11038795
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally discloses capabilities for supporting new network zones and associated services. The network zones and associated services may include a near-real-time (NRT) zone and associated NRT services, a real-time (RT) zone and associated RT services, or the like. The resilient network zones and associated resilient and non-resilient services may be configured to provide bounded latency guarantees for reliably supporting various types of applications (e.g., mobile fronthaul, cloud computing, Internet-of-Things (IoT), or the like). The network zones and associated services may be provided using a distance-constrained fiber and wavelength switching fabric design comprised of various network devices and using associated controllers, which may be configured to support service provisioning functions, service testing functions, wavelength switching functions, and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Donald R. Ellis, Sylvain Chenard, Derrick Remedios, Chris J. Chartrand
  • Publication number: 20210175689
    Abstract: The optical amplifier has an inhomogeneously broadened gain material capable of generating a plurality of ensemble gains. A first optical filter and a second optical filter are provided in the photonic integrated circuit. The apparatus has a first laser cavity which includes the optical amplifier, the first optical filter optically coupled to each other and at least two mirrors. The apparatus has a second laser cavity which includes the optical amplifier, the second optical filter optically coupled to each other and at least two mirrors. The first optical filter is tunable to a respective first ensemble gain generated by the optical amplifier and the second filter is tunable to a respective second ensemble gain generated by the optical amplifier; and the second ensemble gain is different from the first ensemble gain. A laser source and an optical transmitter are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Michael EGGLESTON, Guilhem DE VALICOURT
  • Patent number: 11032942
    Abstract: A heat transfer interface structure and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. A substrate has a plurality of raised features formed on at least one surface the substrate. The raised features are deformable under a compressive force and have respective openings at end portions thereof. A thickness of a raised feature at the end portion thereof is smaller than a thickness of the raised feature at an intermediate portion of the raised feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Roger Scott Kempers, Paul Ahern, Alan Michael Lyons, Anthony Robinson
  • Publication number: 20210166990
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for pumping fluid to cool a heat source using a thermoelectric cooler to heat a fluid and cause it to flow from a first chamber to through a channel, to a second chamber and vice-versa to make thermal contact with the heat source. During a phase of operation, a control circuit switches off the thermoelectric cooler and measured the electric power generated by the thermoelectric cooler. Depending on the measured value of the power generated by the thermoelectric cooler the flow rate of the fluid is varied to ensure optimal cooling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Nicholas Jeffers, Jason Stafford, Brian Donnelly
  • Patent number: 11025748
    Abstract: A mobile system (S1) comprises i) a first operating system (OS1), capable of exchanging data with a CPE (E1), ii) a second operating system (OS2) with a tunnel layer and coupled to devices (D1-D3) having respective IP prefixes and producing data to be accessed from a central application, via a client gateway (CG), iii) a first means (M1) for obtaining a first IP address for the second operating system (OS2) from the CPE (E1) and through the first operating system (OS1), and a second means (M2) for triggering transmission of this first IP address and the device prefixes by the second operating system (OS2) to the client gateway (CG), through the first operating system (OS1) and the CPE (E1), for requesting the establishment of a tunnel between the second operating system (OS1) and the client gateway (CG) to allow the central application to access to data generated by the devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Philippe Bereski, Christophe Doiteaux
  • Patent number: 11018423
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present disclosure provide an antenna and a method for manufacturing the same. The antenna includes a plurality of radiating plates oriented towards different directions for radiating electromagnetic waves; a plurality of reflecting plates for reflecting the electromagnetic waves, such that the electromagnetic waves radiated by the plurality of radiating plates each have a respective directional radiation pattern; and a switch for selecting a radiating plate from the plurality of radiating plates for performing radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: ALCATEL LUCENT
    Inventors: Jinxing Lu, Fei Gao, Wei Wang, Jiexing Gao, Gang Shen
  • Publication number: 20210152449
    Abstract: The method includes obtaining latency-related data of a VNF for performance monitoring; and evaluating performance of the VNF based on the latency-related data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Cheng WANG
  • Patent number: 11012131
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a method for hybrid precoding and a communication device. For example, at a communication device in a wireless communication system, a plurality of signals associated with a pilot are received from a plurality of antennas of a further communication device over a wireless channel. Then, angle-domain characteristics of the wireless channel are determined based on the plurality of signals, and spatial correlation characteristics of the wireless channel is determined based on the determined angle-domain characteristics. Moreover, since complete channel state information is no longer needed in determining the spatial correlation characteristics of the wireless channel, the pilot-related signals shorten in the time are sent from the transmitter end to the receiver end. There is further disclosed a communication device capable of implementing the above method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Jinping Hao, Dong Li