Patents Assigned to Gemalto M2M GmbH
  • Patent number: 10299187
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for transmitting system information from a base station to a user equipment, the user equipment being a limited-bandwidth device, camping on the base station, wherein the system information is divided in a plurality of system information blocks, and the system information further has associated a validity period, the validity period indicating how long the transmitted system information stays valid, while no change of system information occurs, wherein the validity period for system information relating to limited-bandwidth devices is longer than for system information relating to non-limited-bandwidth devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: GEMALTO M2M GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Lars Wehmeier, Thomas Ulrich
  • Publication number: 20190149985
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile communication device for communicating with a cellular network by means of a serving base node, the mobile communication device further being connected to a subscriber identity module, the mobile communication device being configured to operate in a power optimization mode wherein the power optimization mode comprises extended paging periods, and the mobile communication device is further configured to set up a communication context with the base node using authentication means of the subscriber identity module, wherein the mobile communication device is further configured, in case of detection of a removal of the subscriber identity module and when the power optimization mode is activated: to send an removal alert message to the serving base node by means of said communication context, afterwards to terminate the communication context.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicants: Gemalto M2M GmbH, GEMALTO SA
    Inventors: Volker BREUER, Lars WEHMEIER, Mireille PAULIAC
  • Publication number: 20190141615
    Abstract: A method for transmitting system information by a base node to at least one wireless communication device camping on the base node, the base node supporting a dedicated resource region for communication devices, which is capable of being deployed at least in-band and out-of-band relative to a common frequency band. The method includes collecting a configuration parameter for said dedicated resource region according to a predetermined time period and to arrange said configuration parameter in system information blocks. If the dedicated resource region is deployed in-band and a wideband transmission session is active, adding to at least one of the system information blocks a valid subframe indication for submitting system information blocks instead of wideband transmission blocks, and transmitting said system information blocks according to said valid subframe indication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Gemalto M2M GmbH
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Lars Wehmeier
  • Publication number: 20190141498
    Abstract: A method for downloading subscription information to an identification unit connected to a wireless communication device operating within a cellular network having at least one packet gateway node. A remote provisioning server is connected to the packet gateway node. The wireless communication device comprises basic packet based communication protocol means, and operates in a mode with limited access to the remote provisioning server within the cellular network. The identification unit comprises a controller having advanced packet based communication protocol means by using said basic packet based communication protocol means provided by the wireless communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Gemalto M2M GmbH
    Inventors: Andre Ostheeren, Volker Breuer, Thomas Ulrich
  • Publication number: 20190132074
    Abstract: A method for handling of a jamming condition affecting a wireless device operating in normal coverage mode includes: determining a base station supporting enhanced coverage mode, providing signals sufficient for decoding in enhanced coverage mode, receiving enhanced coverage system information from said enhanced coverage base station, storing data relating to received enhanced coverage system information broadcast and/or the enhanced coverage base station, in case of detection of a jamming condition affecting signals from the current base station: checking ability to decode signals from said enhanced coverage base station indicated by said stored data, in case downlink signals of said enhanced coverage base station are decodable in enhanced coverage, starting operation with said enhanced coverage base station in enhanced coverage mode, and sending a jamming indication message to a remote server accessible via the cellular network by means of said enhanced coverage base station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: GEMALTO M2M GMBH
    Inventor: Volker BREUER
  • Patent number: 10263726
    Abstract: A method for detecting a jamming transmitter affecting a communication user equipment, operating in a cellular network supporting communication in a time-division manner, including at least one active base station, on which the user equipment is camping. In the method, the user equipment detects that at least one downlink radio channel from the active base station is not decodable, measures signal levels received on said downlink radio channel for a plurality of time units, analyzes said signal level measurements, and in case at least one time unit is detected with a signal level exceeding a predefined threshold, detects a jamming transmitter by verifying that, in a predefined amount of successive time units, the pattern of a first time unit with signal level exceeding the predefined threshold, directly followed by a second time unit with a signal level below the predefined threshold, is not detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: GEMALTO M2M GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Lars Wehmeier
  • Publication number: 20190110205
    Abstract: A method for operating a wireless communication device in association with a first base station comprises: determining further suitable base stations. In case at least one suitable second base station characteristically different from the first base station is found, checking if a cell identifier of the second base station is listed in a neighbor cell list received from the first base station, and checking signaling power of the second base station. The second base station is rated as a fake base station if measured signaling power is significantly higher than the signaling power of the first base station, and the cell identifier of the second base station is not listed in the neighbor cell list. If the rating of the second base station as a fake base station is above a predetermined threshold: deleting second base station from a list of suitable base stations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: Gemalto M2M GmbH
    Inventors: Altaf Shaik, Lars Wehmeier
  • Publication number: 20190037487
    Abstract: A method for operating a wireless communication device in a cellular network comprises the steps of: determining power consumption criteria for at least one first time period containing at least one data transmission, carrying out a data transmission session, in case that after said data transmission session the wireless communication device has changed from a first base node to a second base node of the cellular network: determining power consumption criteria for at least one second time period containing at least one data transmission on a second base node, comparing power consumption criteria of the first time period with power consumption criteria of the second time period, carrying out a cell reselection to the first base node, in case at the first time period the determined power consumption criteria indicate a lower power consumption than at the second time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Gemalto M2M GmbH
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Lars Wehmeier
  • Patent number: 10194343
    Abstract: A method for operating a low-mobility wireless device in a cellular network, wherein the low-mobility wireless device operates with an active base node, and the low-mobility wireless device operates in a first mode, in which measurements of transmissions of base nodes are diminished. When the cellular network is enhanced by a new base node, the active base node transmits a first indication at least to the low-mobility wireless device. The low-mobility wireless device, in response to the reception of the first indication, switches to a second mode of operation, comprising execution of at least one measurement of transmissions of base nodes, and transmits at least one measurement report to the then-active base node. The active base node, upon reception of a measurement report, updates neighbour relation data relating to the base node identified by a base node reference with information obtained from the received measurement report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: GEMALTO M2M GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Thomas Ulrich, Lars Wehmeier
  • Publication number: 20180359628
    Abstract: A method for a wireless device of providing a voice service via packet switched communication with an operating cellular network, the wireless device is-being physically connected to an identification unit comprising a first memory block for storing at least one set of configuration parameters for voice service within a first cellular network. Prior to setting up a voice call, the device checks with the identification unit if configuration parameters applicable to the operating cellular network are available. If not, configuration parameters are requested from a parameter server accessible for the operating cellular network. The device receives said configuration parameters from said parameter server, and stores at least a portion of received configuration parameters in said first memory block of the identification unit. If the configuration parameters are available, the device applies said configuration parameters, and sets up a voice call using said configuration parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: GEMALTO M2M GMBH
    Inventors: Volker BREUER, Lars WEHMEIER
  • Publication number: 20180352423
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for operating a wireless device, said wireless device being adapted for communicating with a cellular network by means of a serving base node, being the one of a plurality of base nodes of the cellular network the wireless device is currently camping on, configured to support extended coverage mode, the method comprising for the wireless device the steps of: —determining an extended coverage support level, relating to the capability of the wireless device for operating in extended coverage mode, —receiving extended coverage maximum support level broadcasted by a plurality of base nodes, —selecting one of the plurality of base nodes for registration as serving base node, —providing upon registration with the selected base node its extended coverage support level towards the base node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: GEMALTO M2M GmbH
    Inventors: Volker BREUER, Lars WEHMEIER
  • Publication number: 20180249352
    Abstract: A method for operating a wireless communication device in a cellular network comprising a plurality of base nodes, the wireless communication device is operating in enhanced coverage mode with a first base node of the plurality of base nodes. The method comprises:—measuring signaling from at least one second base node,—determining an indication relating to the camping priority of said second base node,—in case the second base node has a higher camping priority than the first base node, but the second base node does not support enhanced coverage mode and said measured signaling indicates insufficient suitability of the second base node to serve the wireless communication device in normal coverage mode:—suspending measurement of signaling of the second base node,—measuring signaling from at least a third base node providing the same camping priority as the first base node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: GEMALTO M2M GmbH
    Inventors: Volker BREUER, Lars WEHMEIER
  • Publication number: 20180242338
    Abstract: A cellular network comprises a plurality of base nodes, including an active base node, to which the wireless device is currently associated. The wireless device transmits data according to a periodicity related transmission mode to the active base node. The method comprises providing information from wireless device to the active base node relating to periodicity of said data transmission, responding at the active base node comprising an indication of assigned resources for multiple transmissions, setting a timer at the active base node relating to said periodicity, upon expiration of the timer, reserving resources at the active base node for reception of the data transmission, transmitting data from the wireless device according to the periodicity, receiving transmitted data at active base node, conducting an acknowledging procedure at the active base node in response to said data reception.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: GEMALTO M2M GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas ULRICH, Lars WEHMEIER, Volker BREUER
  • Publication number: 20180206121
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for operating a wireless communication device in a cellular network, the wireless communication device comprising a communication unit and a controlling appliance, interconnected by a control interface, the communication unit comprising a network access manager unit, the method comprising for the communication unit the steps of: —receiving from the cellular network a network access guidance —handling the received network access guidance at the network access manager unit, —as part of handling the network access guidance, interpreting the received network access guidance and providing information relating to the network access guidance resulting from said interpretation step to the controlling appliance, —ascertaining by means of the control interface from the controlling appliance a response relating to said network access guidance, —handling in the network access manager unit the response relating to said network access guidance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: GEMALTO M2M GMBH
    Inventors: Florian DENZIN, Oliver MICHAEL, Lars WEHMEIER
  • Patent number: 10009887
    Abstract: A method for operating a wireless device within a cellular network having at least two base nodes and providing common channels and at least one downlink non-common channel. The wireless device decodes at least one common channel and the downlink non-common channel, and performs the steps of determining a value relative to the total amount of resources provided by one of the base nodes, determining a value relative to the amount of resources provided by the one base node for the common channels out of the total resources, determining a value relative to the amount of resources suitable of being received by the wireless device, calculating the share of usable resources in comparison to said total resources excluding common resources, and adapting the operation of the wireless device within the cellular network in dependence of the calculated share of usable resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: GEMALTO M2M GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Lars Wehmeier
  • Publication number: 20180146416
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for transmitting system information from a base station to a user equipment, the user equipment being a limited-bandwidth device, camping on the base station, wherein the system information are divided in a plurality of system information blocks, which are at least once transmitted during one broadcast channel modification period, the method comprising the step of—transmitting a first system information block the first system information block comprising at least—a broadcast channel change notification tag, and—a barring indication flag for limited-bandwidth devices, and wherein each other of the plurality of system information blocks is larger in size than the first system information block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: GEMALTO M2M GMBH
    Inventors: Volker BREUER, Lars WEHMEIER, Thomas ULRICH
  • Publication number: 20180139687
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for transmitting system information from a base station to a user equipment, the user equipment being a limited-bandwidth device, camping on the base station, wherein the system information is divided in a plurality of system information blocks, and the system information further has associated a validity period, the validity period indicating how long the transmitted system information stays valid, while no change of system information occurs, wherein the validity period for system information relating to limited-bandwidth devices is longer than for system information relating to non-limited-bandwidth devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: GEMALTO M2M GMBH
    Inventors: Volker BREUER, Lars WEHMEIER, Thomas ULRICH
  • Publication number: 20180139595
    Abstract: A method for operating a wireless communication device comprising a communication unit comprising a radio mode decision unit and a transceiver unit, the radio mode decision unit further maintaining a set of network operation modes, the wireless communication device further comprising a controlling appliance, interconnected with the communication unit by means of a command interface. The communication unit ascertains at least one communication behavior parameterization conforming to a preconfigured communication behavior demand of a cellular network1 The controlling appliance submits a transport template dataset comprising a data element relating to an envisaged communication behavior to the communication unit by means of the command interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: GEMALTO M2M GMBH
    Inventors: Volker BREUER, Lars WEHMEIER, Florian DENZIN, André OSTHEEREN
  • Publication number: 20180139625
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for transmitting system information from a base station to a user equipment, the user equipment being a limited-bandwidth device, camping on the base station, wherein the system information is divided in a plurality of system information blocks, which are at least once transmitted during one broadcast channel modification period, wherein the minimum broadcast channel modification period for limited-bandwidth devices lasts at least 10.24 seconds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: GEMALTO M2M GMBH
    Inventors: Volker BREUER, Lars WEHMEIER, Thomas ULRICH
  • Patent number: D831009
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: GEMALTO M2M GMBH
    Inventor: Annette Horn