Patents Assigned to Deutsche Telekom AG
  • Patent number: 11012375
    Abstract: A method for handling of multicast data streams within a broadband access network of a telecommunications network includes: a specific service edge node receiving a join request message from or through a specific customer premises equipment; an activation request message being transmitted, by the specific service edge node, to a multicast controller node within the broadband access network; and the multicast controller node generating and/or replicating multicast data stream-related data packets and injecting these multicast data stream-related data packets, using a corresponding session identifier information, into a point-to-point-protocol connection or tunneling protocol connection between the specific service edge node and the specific customer premises equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventors: Thomas Haag, Carsten Michel, Hans-Joerg Kolbe
  • Patent number: 11012685
    Abstract: There are provided a plurality of methods for detecting a scene change in a streamed video, the streamed video comprising a series of pictures. An example method comprises calculating, for a plurality of positions, a difference between the costs of coding macro-blocks at the same position in successive pictures. The method further comprises identifying a new scene when the sum of the differences for a plurality of positions meets a threshold criterion. There is further provided a method of determining the perceptual impact of a packet loss on a streamed video the method comprising: identifying a packet loss; and determining if the lost packet contained information relating to a picture at the start of a new scene, wherein a new scene is detected using one of the methods disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignees: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL), DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventors: Martin Pettersson, Savvas Argyropoulos, David Lindero, Peter List
  • Patent number: 11006336
    Abstract: A method for cell selection and/or cell reselection handling includes: performing, by a user equipment, a cell selection and/or cell reselection procedure wherein both a first radio cell and a second radio cell fulfill a cell selection criterion with the first radio cell being prioritized relative to the second radio cell; attempting, by the user equipment, to connect to a public land mobile network using a random access channel of a first base station entity, and failing to connect to the public land mobile network using the random access channel of the first base station entity; and performing, by the user equipment, a modified cell selection and/or cell reselection procedure, under unchanged radio conditions, whereby the user equipment attempts to connect to the public land mobile network using a random access channel of the second base station entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventors: Olaf Zingler, Axel Klatt
  • Patent number: 11006339
    Abstract: A method for improved handling of at least one communication exchange between a telecommunications network and at least one user equipment includes: in a first step, the at least one communication exchange is enabled by performing an attachment procedure of the at least one user equipment to the telecommunications network involving a first gateway entity; and in a second step, subsequent to the first step, the at least one user equipment transmits at least one subsequent data packet, the at least one subsequent data packet being received by a second gateway entity instead of the first gateway entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventors: Hans-Joerg Kolbe, Dieter Busch
  • Patent number: 10992804
    Abstract: A telecommunications network comprises an access network and a core network. The access network is a packet switched oriented access network. A user equipment comprises or is able to access the local emergency service information. The local emergency service information is provisioned or provided to the user equipment by the telecommunications network or by another telecommunications network. A packet switched emergency call is initiated, by the user equipment, while the user equipment is connected to the telecommunications network, and an emergency uniform resource name is transmitted, by the user equipment, to a network node of the telecommunications network. The emergency uniform resource name comprises: country and/or network information; and emergency type information and/or emergency call telephone number information. The packet switched emergency call is transferred or routed to a public safety answering point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventor: Reinhard Lauster
  • Patent number: 10986508
    Abstract: A method for providing enhanced network performance and/or capability information related to at least one mobile communication network and a user equipment includes: in a first step, location information is determined and/or provided; and in a second step, subsequent to the first step, network performance and/or capability information is displayed on a display device or a projection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventors: Philip Cornforth, John Tottingham, Claire Hilton
  • Patent number: 10969768
    Abstract: An automation control system wirelessly controls a safety function of a remote machine. The automation control system comprises a base station and a control receiver. The base station is configured to transmit a control signal for controlling the safety function using a first transmit signal of a first safety channel, and to transmit the control signal using a second transmit signal of a second safety channel. The control receiver comprises: a processor configured to extract a first received version of the control signal from the first received transmit signal, and to extract a second received version of the control signal from the second received transmit signal; and an electrical interface which is connectable with an electrical interface of the machine for controlling the safety function of the machine based on the first received version of the control signal and the second received version of the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventor: Axel Klatt
  • Patent number: 10966078
    Abstract: A method for processing an emergency message in a communication network includes: transmitting, by a user equipment (UE), an emergency message to an access network entity of a network slice of the communication network, wherein the emergency message comprises an emergency identifier (E_ID); detecting by the access network entity of the network slice of the communication network, based on the E_ID, that the emergency message is related to an emergency; forwarding the emergency message to an emergency network slice of the communication network based on the emergency detection; and establishing, by the emergency network slice, a communication link between the UE and a public safety answering point (PSAP) for processing the emergency message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventor: Reinhard Lauster
  • Patent number: 10938452
    Abstract: A base station system transmits a data stream towards a user entity. The data stream has first data and second data, the first data being associated with a first transmission quality requirement, and the second data being associated with a second transmission quality requirement. The base station system comprises: a multiple-in-multiple-out (MIMO) base station that is configured to handle communications of the user entity in a communication cell using beamforming; at least one remote transmitter, which is arranged spaced apart from the MIMO base station in the communication cell; and a further remote transmitter which is arranged spaced apart from the MIMO base station and from the remote transmitter in the communication cell, the further remote transmitter being configured to support communications towards the user entity in the communication cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventor: Axel Klatt
  • Patent number: 10932189
    Abstract: A method for enhanced power consumption management of a user equipment using a mobile communication network and a radio access technology. The user equipment is provided with priority information regarding at least one of the mobile communication network and the radio access technology. The method includes performing, by the user equipment in case that the priority information indicates a sufficiently low priority of at least one of the mobile communication network used by the user equipment and the radio access technology used by the user equipment, a network selection procedure to find a higher priority mobile communication network after a time interval has elapsed. The user equipment includes an entity realizing the functionality of a subscriber identity module that includes time interval related information such that the time interval depends on the time interval related information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventor: Axel Klatt
  • Patent number: 10929522
    Abstract: A method for authentication related to a software client application within a client computing device includes: in a first step, an authentication-related command and/or module is invoked by the software client application, and a first group of application protocol data units is exchanged between the client computing device and a subscriber identity module entity; in a second step, a subscriber identity module applet is triggered—via the first group of application protocol data units—to contact a subscriber identity module toolkit and/or to trigger an event, so as to invoke a command of the subscriber identity module toolkit; and in a third step, a second group of application protocol data units are exchanged between the client computing device and the subscriber identity module entity, wherein the subscriber identity module toolkit thereby triggers the client computing device to request a user action from the user of the client computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventors: Ruediger Jaensch, Michael Dupre
  • Patent number: 10925100
    Abstract: A method for assigning a subnetwork to a communication terminal in a communication network having a plurality of subnetworks, wherein a subnetwork identifier is assigned to each subnetwork, includes receiving an identification from the communication terminal. The identification comprises a subnetwork identifier of a particular subnetwork of the communication network. The method further includes extracting the subnetwork identifier from the received identification, selecting the particular subnetwork from the plurality of subnetworks of the communication network based on the extracted subnetwork identifier, and assigning the particular subnetwork to the communication terminal for communicating in the communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventor: Kurt Bischinger
  • Patent number: 10917763
    Abstract: A method of communication between vehicle-mounted communication equipment or a vehicle and a plurality of roadside units includes: in a first step, a first vehicle communication message is transmitted from a first roadside unit to the vehicle-mounted communication equipment or to the vehicle, wherein the first vehicle communication message contains a first piece of token information; and in a second step, which follows the first step, a second vehicle communication message is transmitted from the vehicle-mounted communication equipment or the vehicle to a second roadside unit, wherein the second vehicle communication message either comprises the first piece of token information or wherein the second vehicle communication message comprises a second piece of token information that is generated or modified by the vehicle-mounted communication equipment or in the vehicle on the basis of the first piece of token information received previously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventor: Axel Klatt
  • Patent number: 10897425
    Abstract: A method for handling communication between a telecommunications network and a user equipment includes using label information for indicating at least one service data flow such that any data packet belonging to the at least one service data flow and being transmitted in a direction from the user equipment to the gateway node or in a direction from the gateway node to the user equipment includes the label information and/or is transmitted with the label information. The label information indicates: a termination point of the at least one service data flow, both termination points of the at least one service data flow, and/or a quality-of-service level to be applied to the service data flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz Nenner, Dieter Gludovacz
  • Patent number: 10887821
    Abstract: A method for transmitting small and infrequent communication data between, on the one hand, a plurality of internet-of-things communication devices, and, on the other hand, a mobile communication network includes: transmitting, by a base station entity, the small and infrequent communication data, at least partly, as part of a payload portion of an IP packet towards a network node of a core network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz Nenner, Axel Klatt
  • Patent number: 10877773
    Abstract: A method for improved distribution of a software client application includes: in a first step, an initializing software application is transmitted to a client computing device, wherein the initializing software application is related to the software client application and corresponds to a preliminary part of the software client application; and in a second step subsequent to the first step and upon being requested by the initializing software application, software code of the software client application is transmitted to the client computing device in view of the software client application being installed and/or activated on the client computing device in order to provide the cloud-based communication service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventors: Hao Wang, Stefan Burkert, Marcus Mueller-Jung, Sebastian Weik
  • Patent number: 10873531
    Abstract: A data flow manager for distributing data of a data stream of a user equipment via a first communication link and via a second communication link includes: a network interface configured to receive a first status signal indicating a link quality of the first communication link, a second status signal indicating a link quality of the second communication link and a third status signal indicating a link quality of a composite communication link; and a processor configured to, if at least one of the first status signal or the second status signal indicates a higher link quality than a link quality that is indicated by the third status signal, determine a reduction of an amount of data of the data stream communicated over the first communication link and an increase of an amount of data of the data stream communicated over the second communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventors: Gerhard Kadel, Markus Amend
  • Patent number: 10868718
    Abstract: A method for operation of a central office point of delivery includes: in response to a pluggable interface module being plugged into an access node port of a line termination node of the central office point of delivery, transmitting, by the line termination node, a request message to a control node of the central office point of delivery, wherein the request message comprises interface module information related to the pluggable interface module, and wherein an activation clearance is requested, via the request message, from the control node; receiving, by the line termination node, from the control node, an acknowledgement message related to the activation clearance requested by the request message, wherein the acknowledgement message corresponds to a verification operation and/or activation clearance operation having been successful; and activating, by the line termination node and/or by the access port node, the pluggable interface module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventors: Thomas Haag, Paul Wagner, Hans-Joerg Kolbe, Robert Soukup, Manuel Paul
  • Patent number: 10856132
    Abstract: A communication system for communication in a communication network having a first subnetwork and a second subnetwork includes a first identification entity assigned to the first subnetwork and configured to receive an identity of a communication terminal and identify the communication terminal on a basis of the identity for communication over the first subnetwork. The communication system additionally includes a second identification entity assigned to the second subnetwork and configured to receive the identity of the communication terminal and identify the communication terminal on the basis of the identity for communication over the second subnetwork. The communication system further includes a management entity configured to authenticate the communication terminal for communication over a particular subnetwork.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventor: Kurt Bischinger
  • Patent number: 10848400
    Abstract: A network entity for monitoring a plurality of processes of a communication system includes: a receiver, configured to receive communication data of the plurality of processes of the communication system; a processor, configured to: capture a process characteristic for each process on the basis of the communication data and to allocate the respective process to a process level of a process hierarchy according to the captured process characteristic; and check a process status for each process in order to detect a process with a critical process status; and a display, configured to illustrate the process levels of the process hierarchy and to graphically highlight a process level to which the process with the critical process status is allocated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventors: Christian Bernhold, Dominik Kalesse