Patents Assigned to Deutsche Telekom AG
  • Patent number: 10356603
    Abstract: A profile server provides a communication profile for communication via a communication network. The communication profile is assigned to a subscriber identity module. The profile server includes: a database, configured to store a plurality of subscriptions comprising a plurality of identifications, wherein an identification is assigned to each subscription, and wherein each subscription comprises subscription data for generating a communication profile; a communication interface, configured to receive an identification from the subscriber identity module; and a processor, configured to call up a subscription from the database, wherein the subscription is assigned to the received identification, to extract subscription data from the called up subscription, and to generate the communication profile based on the extracted subscription data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventor: Thomas Sonntag
  • Patent number: 10356236
    Abstract: An access portal for controlling communication between a building-external communication server of a building-external communication network and a building-internal communication entity of a building-internal communication network includes: a memory for storing authentication data for initiating a communication connection to the communication server; a first communication interface for establishing communication with the building-external communication server using the stored authentication data, wherein the first communication interface is configured to monitor the communication connection to the building-external communication server and, in the event of a fault in the communication connection, to generate a fault message; and a second communication interface for communicating with the communication entity, wherein the second communication interface is configured to send the stored authentication data to the building-internal communication entity in response to receiving the fault message in order to initia
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventors: Martin Hund, Thomas Unterschuetz, Thorsten Sinning
  • Patent number: 10356693
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a network resources brokering system, comprising: a communication network comprising at least one network resource; and a brokering entity, configured to receive requests from a plurality of network entities for accessing the at least one network resource within a charging period, each request comprising an electronic bid value competing with other network entities for accessing the at least one network resource, wherein the brokering entity is configured to select a network entity from the plurality of network entities, the selected network entity being associated with a bid value fulfilling a selection rule, and to grant the selected network entity access to the at least one network resource within the charging period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventor: Lothar Reith
  • Patent number: 10356441
    Abstract: There is provided an apparatus for detecting a quality defect in a video sequence, the apparatus comprising: a receiver arranged to receive a video bitstream representing a video sequence; and a defect module arranged to determine a measure of quantization parameter for each picture of the video sequence, the defect module further arranged to identify a quality defect when an abrupt change in the measure of quantization parameter occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL), DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventors: Martin Pettersson, Savvas Argyropoulos
  • Patent number: 10349431
    Abstract: A radio communication network includes: a network orchestration entity, configured to orchestrate a plurality of network resources to set up at least one logical network of a plurality of logical networks based on a logical network-specific service level agreement (SLA); a radio scheduler, configured to schedule radio resources of the at least one logical network based on a scheduling strategy; a monitoring entity, configured to monitor performance information from the at least one logical network; and a controller, configured to: determine an SLA metric for the at least one logical network based on the monitored performance information from the at least one logical network; detect a threshold violation of the SLA metric with respect to a set of thresholds associated with the at least one logical network; and adjust the scheduling strategy based on the detected threshold violation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventors: Paul Arnold, Jakob Belschner
  • Patent number: 10349048
    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: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL), DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventors: Martin Pettersson, Savvas Argyropoulos, David Lindegren, Peter List
  • Patent number: 10349387
    Abstract: A method for communication between a telecommunications network and a secondary communication device via or using a primary communication device includes: performing a discovery operation regarding the secondary communication device, the discovery operation being initiated either by the primary communication device, by the secondary communication device, or by the telecommunications network; and transmitting at least one control information, being related to the secondary communication device or being related to the result of the discovery operation, between, on the one hand, the telecommunications network, and, on the other hand, the primary communication device and/or the secondary communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz Nenner, Uwe Michel, Uwe Janssen
  • Patent number: 10341925
    Abstract: A method for providing communication services of a mobile communication network to a plurality of telecommunication devices includes: establishing a connection or initiating an exchange of data between the mobile communication network and the plurality of telecommunication devices; and prior to or upon establishing the connection or initiating the exchange of data, sending service capability information to one or more telecommunication devices of the plurality of telecommunication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventor: Axel Klatt
  • Patent number: 10334490
    Abstract: A method for improving overall network performance and/or overall quality of service of a mobile communication network by assigning physical cell identifier information to a plurality of radio cells includes: in a first step and for each of a plurality of coverage area elements of a common radio coverage area, generating a set of handover likelihood information; in a second step, calculating, based on elements of the sets of handover likelihood information, an overlap score value indicative of the overlap between at least one source radio cell and at least one target radio cell; and in a third step, assigning the physical cell identifier information to the at least one source radio cell and/or the at least one target radio cell dependent on the overlap score value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventor: Olaf Zingler
  • Publication number: 20190182656
    Abstract: A method is provided for handling Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) services in a roaming scenario of a user equipment. The user equipment is assigned to a home mobile communication network, and the user equipment is connected to a visited mobile communication network. The visited mobile communication network comprises at least one specific first network node among a plurality of first network nodes of the visited mobile communication network. In order to provide IMS services to the user equipment while roaming in the visited mobile communication network, the at least one specific first network node communicates with a second network node of the home mobile communication network. The method comprises: relating the user equipment to the at least one specific first network node in order to provide IMS services to the user equipment while roaming in the visited mobile communication network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: Deutsche Telekom AG
    Inventor: Reinhard LAUSTER
  • Patent number: 10320538
    Abstract: A method for coordinated scheduling with transmission point blanking of a plurality of radio resources includes: a) calculating a first metric value for each combination of a mobile station of a network and each of a plurality of radio resources; b) calculating a second metric value for each combination under the assumption that at least one of the at least two base stations which is not connected to the respective mobile station using a concerned radio resource is muted; c) selecting the highest calculated metric value; d) determining whether or not to assign the radio resource to the mobile station corresponding to the highest metric value; e) setting the other metric values corresponding to the radio resource to a predefined metric value; and f) repeating steps c) to e) for the next highest metric value until all metric values are set to the predefined metric value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventors: Jakob Belschner, Paul Arnold, Oscar D. Ramos-Cantor
  • Patent number: 10306461
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for providing roaming services, for a user equipment, within a mobile communication network, the mobile communication network comprising a core network and an access network, the access network of the mobile communication network comprising at least one radio cell being served by a base station entity, wherein the user equipment is able to be attached to the mobile communication network via the base station entity despite the user equipment being related to a further mobile communication network as the home public land mobile network of the user equipment, wherein the core network comprises a serving core network node and a home subscriber server functionality, wherein the serving core network node provides mobility management functionality regarding the base station entity and thereby provides mobility management functionality regarding the user equipment, wherein the further mobile communication network comprises a further core network, the further core network comprising a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz Nenner, Dieter Jacobsohn
  • Publication number: 20190158653
    Abstract: A mobile communication device executes a plurality of applications. Each application of the plurality of applications is configured to be activated via a respective application identification number. The mobile communication device comprises: a subscriber identity module, which is assigned a personal identification number; a user interface for receiving a user input of the personal identification number of the subscriber identity module; and a processor, configured to automatically activate at least one application of the plurality of applications via the at least one respective application identification number assigned to the at least one application in response to the user input of the personal identification number.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Deutsche Telekom AG
    Inventor: Thomas Sonntag
  • Patent number: 10292028
    Abstract: A method for enhanced machine type communication between a mobile communication network, on the one hand, and a group of machine type communication devices, on the other hand, wherein a plurality of subscribers are related to the mobile communication network. The method includes providing, by at least one network node of the mobile communication network, a Home Location Register functionality and/or a Home Subscriber Server functionality for the plurality of subscribers. A subscriber identifier is related to each of the plurality of subscribers of the mobile communication network such that the identifier content of the subscriber identifier is different for different subscribers related to the mobile communication network. The group of machine type communication devices is related to the same subscriber related to the mobile communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventor: Stefan Kaliner
  • Patent number: 10284599
    Abstract: A method for detecting an attack on a work environment connected to a communication network includes: electronically emulating, by a network security device connected to the communication network, the work environment; registering, by the network security device, network traffic; comparing, by the network security device, the registered network traffic with predefined network traffic; and triggering, by the network security device, a first attack warning signal in the event of a deviation between the registered network traffic and the predefined network traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventor: Marco Ochse
  • Patent number: 10271335
    Abstract: A method for routing in a communication network includes: in a first step, providing a template data set including a routing cost indication for a first second-slice resource to a control unit; and in a second step, subsequent to the first step, determining if the routing cost indication of the first second-slice resource complies with a predefined routing requirement of a second network slice, and, if the routing cost indication of the first second-slice resource is found to be non-compliant, determining a first-slice resource and routing network traffic from a second second-slice resource via the first-slice resource to a third second-slice resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventor: Michael Kurz
  • Patent number: 10271271
    Abstract: A method for dynamically influencing the choice of a mobile network operator profile used by a user equipment connected to a telecommunications network includes: defining a plurality of trigger events and determining a switching probability for each trigger event, wherein the user equipment switches from the first mobile network operator profile to the second mobile network operator profile if the switching probability exceeds a predefined threshold. A switching related information is transmitted to the user equipment, the switching related information corresponding to information related to either a modification of the first mobile network operator profile, or to a modification of the second mobile network operator profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventor: Stefan Kaliner
  • Patent number: 10250754
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a network resources brokering system, comprising: a communication network with at least one enforcement function for preferential treatment and charging; and a brokering entity, configured to receive requests from a plurality of network entities for providing preferential treatment during usage of chargeable resources within a predefined charging period, each request comprising an electronic bid value competing with other network entities for preferential treatment during the usage of chargeable resources in the charging period, wherein the brokering entity is configured to rank each network entity from the plurality of network entities into one of a multiplicity of success classes based upon their electronic bid values offered and to interwork with the at least one enforcement function for preferential treatment and charging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventor: Lothar Reith
  • Patent number: 10244433
    Abstract: A method for enhanced mobility management within a mobile communication network includes: generating, by the user equipment, information regarding a first radio cell and a second radio cell, and/or receiving, by the user equipment, information regarding the first radio cell and the second radio cell from the first radio cell and/or the second radio cell; and selecting, by the user equipment, either the first radio cell or the second radio cell, and/or requesting, by the user equipment, on-demand mobility support from the mobile communication network. The second step is performable by the user equipment both in case that the user equipment is in an idle state and in case that the user equipment is in a connected state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventor: Karl-Heinz Nenner
  • Patent number: 10237774
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for acquiring the parameters of a mobile radio network (3), whereby regular subscriber terminal devices (1) perform the acquisition without the use of additional external devices (GPS receiver, storage and processing module, notebook . . . ) being necessary. The acquisition of characteristic data can be configured dynamically by the mobile radio system (3) and is preferably performed every time that the user determines a position in any case (when using Location Based Services) or the subscriber terminal device (1) reaches a defined range (4) of the mobile radio network (3), whereby the definition of this range (4) is based either on network-standard field identifiers (Cell ID, LA, RA, URAI TA) or was defined by an open polygon of coordinates. The acquired data are transferred to an acquisition, analysis and processing unit (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventor: Axel Klatt