Patents Assigned to Gemalto M2M GmbH
  • Publication number: 20180124814
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for data transmission from a wireless device to a base node, the base node is part of a cellular network and is configured to support frequency division multiple access method, the bandwidth receivable by the base node comprising a plurality of subcarriers, the wireless device is camping on the base node, the method comprises the steps of: —for the base node, assigning to the wireless device a subcarrier of the plurality of subcarriers, —transmitting data from the wireless device to the base node for the period of at least one data service session using only the assigned subcarrier, whereby using for said data transmission a first modulation scheme on the assigned subcarrier different from the modulation scheme used for more than one of the plurality of the subcarriers by at least one second wireless device camping on said base node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: GEMALTO M2M GMBH
    Inventors: Volker BREUER, Lars WEHMEIER, Thomas ULRICH
  • Patent number: 9930673
    Abstract: In an operating method of a user equipment that exchanges signals with network nodes of a cellular radio access network, a quantity that is indicative of a current operating temperature of the user equipment is measured; the user equipment determines whether a threshold value relating to the operating temperature has been exceeded; if the threshold value is exceeded, temperature information is transmitted to a network node of the cellular radio access network, to indicate that the threshold value has been exceeded; in response, the user equipment receives an instruction to use a second set of operating parameters requiring a smaller average power input for the connection to the cellular radio access network in comparison with the first set of operating parameters; and the user equipment, in response to receiving the instruction, reconfigures its connection to the cellular radio access network so as to use the second set of operating parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: GEMALTO M2M GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Lars Wehmeier
  • Publication number: 20180084449
    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: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: GEMALTO M2M GMBH
    Inventors: Volker BREUER, Thomas ULRICH, Lars WEHMEIER
  • Patent number: 9877140
    Abstract: A radio device, comprising an application scheduling unit configured to initiate a transmission of application output data in communication with a radio access network in accordance with a predetermined application transmission schedule determining at least one allowed time, which is a time span or a point in time, for the communication of the application output data. The allowed time depends on a parameter value of a set of at least one parameter that is allocated to the radio device and that is suitable for distinguishing the radio device from at least one other radio device of a group of radio devices to which the radio device belongs. A communication unit is configured to transmit the application output data in communication with the radio access network in the form of radio signals and at a time that is in accordance with the predetermined transmission schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: GEMALTO M2M GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Frank Westerkowsky, Jörg Rook
  • Publication number: 20170366294
    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: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicant: GEMALTO M2M GmbH
    Inventors: Volker BREUER, Lars WEHMEIER
  • Patent number: 9844016
    Abstract: A method of detecting a jamming transmitter includes the steps of indicating that a communication user equipment is capable of communicating in a cellular code division multiple access based radio network; testing a match of a uniform synchronization signal sequence of a synchronization channel; detecting a power indicator indicative of an unbiased wide band power of a received radio signal strength and comparing the power indicator to a noise floor threshold; and indicating a jamming affection of the communication user equipment in the case where (i) the communication indication is on hold; and (ii) the uniform synchronization sequence of the synchronization channel is not matched in the test, and (iii) the power indicator exceeds the noise floor threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: GEMALTO M2M GMBH
    Inventor: Volker Breuer
  • Publication number: 20170331601
    Abstract: A method for data transmission in a cellular network to a wireless device, the wireless device being assigned to a group of low capability devices. The cellular network comprises a plurality of base nodes, including an active base node, which is the base node the wireless device is currently associated to, wherein a data connection with the wireless device is established. The active base node is configured to downlink communicate on a frequency band comprising a plurality of frequency blocks comprising a plurality of subcarriers. The method comprises: the active base node transmitting data to the wireless device in a frequency block, being during a scheduling period the only frequency block providing data to said wireless device, submitting the data dedicated for the wireless device in one first subframe of the frequency block, followed by at least one second subframe without data dedicated to the wireless device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: GEMALTO M2M GmbH
    Inventors: Volker BREUER, Lars WEHMEIER, Thomas ULRICH
  • Publication number: 20170325146
    Abstract: A wireless communication device in a cellular network, comprising a plurality of cells, each having a base node, camps on an active cell, which is part of one of two or more radio access networks of the cellular network. The cellular network further comprises at least one device domain, said wireless communication device being assigned to said device domain. The wireless communication device determines measurements of received signal quality of the base node of a cell, and submits to the base node of the active cell said measurements and a request for service. The cellular network sends the wireless communication device an instruction relating to the use of at least one of said radio access networks, based on: the device domain the wireless communication device is assigned to, and the received measurements. The wireless communication device selects a cell for the requested service, based on the instruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: GEMALTO M2M GMBH
    Inventors: Volker BREUER, Lars WEHMEIER
  • Publication number: 20170325160
    Abstract: A mobile terminal for participating in a mobile network and adapted to perform a power consumption sensitive cell reselection includes a detector configured to detect presence of a first possible connection to the mobile network via a first technology, and a second possible connection to the mobile network via a second technology. A selector is configured to identify which of the first possible connection and the second possible connection causes less energy consumption in the mobile terminal in a low-power mode of operation. A controller is configured to connect the mobile terminal to the mobile network through the identified possible connection. A network entity for supporting a mobile terminal in performing a power consumption sensitive cell reselection is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: GEMALTO M2M GMBH
    Inventors: Volker BREUER, Ronald BLUM
  • Publication number: 20170318409
    Abstract: In a method for downloading subscription information to an identification unit connected to a wireless communication device operating within a cellular network, which includes at least one packet gateway node and a remote provisioning server being connected to it, the wireless communication device operates in a mode with limited access to the remote provisioning server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: GEMALTO M2M GMBH
    Inventor: Thomas LAMPART
  • Publication number: 20170286094
    Abstract: In a method for adapting a firmware configured to control a wireless communication device, a first firmware is stored in a first storage area, and at least one delta encoding package is stored in at least one second storage area. A rule manager is configured to provide identification information indicating at least one delta encoding package. Bootstrap software is configured to, upon startup, retrieve the first firmware from the first storage area, retrieve from the rule manager identification information indicating at least one delta encoding package retrieve the indicated at least one delta encoding package from the second storage area, combine said first firmware and the at least one delta encoding package to a second firmware by way of a differential upgrade, and start the second firmware.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: GEMALTO M2M GMBH
    Inventor: Frank WESTERKOWSKY
  • Publication number: 20170280319
    Abstract: A method for interaction of a wireless communication device with an identification unit, the wireless communication device being connected with said identification unit, the wireless communication device further operating within a cellular network by means of said identification unit, said identification unit being configured to carry information representing a subscription for operating a wireless communication device in the cellular network, the wireless communication device and the identification unit being adapted to provide each a set of capabilities of operation within the cellular network, includes the steps of: determining a first set of information representing the capabilities of the wireless communication device, determining a second set of information representing the capabilities of the identification unit, analysing the first and the second set of information for differences, carrying out measures for handling of differences, in case differences have been detected at the analysing step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: GEMALTO M2M GMBH
    Inventors: Volker BREUER, Christian KLAPPER, André OSTHEEREN
  • Publication number: 20170251327
    Abstract: In a method for downloading subscription information to an identification unit connected to a wireless communication device operating within a cellular network, which includes at least one packet gateway node and a remote provisioning server being connected to it, the wireless communication device operates in a mode with limited access to the remote provisioning server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: Gemalto M2M GmbH
    Inventors: Andre OSTHEEREN, Volker BREUER, Thomas ULRICH
  • Patent number: 9743349
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes a detector configured to detect presence of a first possible connection to a mobile network and a second possible connection to the mobile network, the first possible connection being a connection of a first technology and the second possible connection being a connection of a second technology. A selector identifies which of the first possible connection and the second possible connection causes less energy consumption in the mobile terminal in its low-power mode of operation, and a controller connects the mobile terminal to the mobile network through the identified possible connection. The disclosure is also directed to a corresponding operating method, a corresponding computer program, and a network entity for supporting a mobile terminal in performing a power consumption sensitive cell reselection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: GEMALTO M2M GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Ronald Blum
  • Patent number: 9668158
    Abstract: A method of operating a mobile radio communication terminal, in which execution of at least one step of the method is controlled according to a device parameter which is assigned to the mobile radio communication terminal and which has exactly one of two possible device parameter values which indicate whether the mobile radio communication terminal is permanently stationary or not permanently stationary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Gemalto M2M GmbH
    Inventors: Lars Wehmeier, Volker Breuer
  • Publication number: 20170127387
    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: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: GEMALTO M2M GMBH
    Inventors: Volker BREUER, Lars WEHMEIER
  • Patent number: 9615304
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wireless communication device (UE) configured to be operating in a wireless cellular network supporting a wireless technology standard. For solving the problem of blockage of the UE in regards with one cellular network the UE makes a comparison of communication conditions in downlink and in uplink in order to detect unbalanced communication conditions between downlink and uplink channels and, in case downlink communication conditions are acceptable, but uplink communication conditions show a degradation, initiate an inter-RAT reselection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: GEMALTO M2M GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Lars Wehmeier
  • Patent number: 9614640
    Abstract: A base station in a cellular radio network and user equipment assigned to a cell are linked by an air interface for communication on a respective communication channel in a communication band. The same communication band is common to at least one of the cells and to the user equipment on the respective communication channel of a cell. A jamming transmitter is detected by decoding a cell, by way of successful reading of control information of the cell, detecting a wideband power parameter representative of the communication band, and detecting a channel power parameter representative for a part of the communication band that is a communication channel. A narrowband jamming transmitter is indicated in the case that decoding of the cell failed, the wideband power parameter is not above a first threshold, and the channel power parameter is above a second threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: GEMALTO M2M GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Lars Wehmeier, Bernd Rohl
  • Patent number: 9515768
    Abstract: Method of detecting a jamming transmitter, affecting a communication user equipment, wherein said communication user equipment is adapted for communication with a component of a cellular code division multiple access based radio network having a number of user equipments and a number of base node stations, providing the user equipment in a connected mode of a communication radiolink with the component of the radio network wherein in the connected mode of said user equipment jamming detection steps are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: GEMALTO M2M GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Bernd Röhl
  • Publication number: 20160316407
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method to operate a wireless device, comprising a communication unit, in a wireless cellular network comprising at least two radio access networks, the communication unit being configured to communicate to a network node of the wireless cellular network, the network node being associated to a first radio access network. The method comprises the steps for the communication unit of: detecting if a second radio access network of said wireless cellular network fulfills a predefined set of access parameters, wherein the second radio access network supports a different access technology than the first radio access network. If the second radio access network fulfills said set of access parameters: sending a connection release indication to the network node, receiving from the network node a connection release confirmation message, sending a connection request message to the wireless cellular network with selection of said second radio access network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Applicant: GEMALTO M2M GmbH
    Inventors: Volker BREUER, Thomas ULRICH