Patents by Inventor Andreas Kwoczek

Andreas Kwoczek has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10790927
    Abstract: A method for data communication between communication participants including observing the surroundings of the transmitting participant, determining the positon and motion of the communication participants, and estimating the transmission conditions at a later point in time. The solution is based on classifying the data for data communication in different categories, the categories determining susceptibility of the data to transmission errors determining which data is transmitted under good transmission conditions only and which data is be transmitted under rough transmission conditions whereby the transmission station plans the transmission of data in different categories. The method further includes selecting for data transmission at a given time for which the transmission conditions have been estimated so the data to be transmitted is in a category fitting to the estimated transmission conditions based on the categories data, and transmitting the selected data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Roman Alieiev, Guillaume Jornod, Andreas Kwoczek, Thorsten Hehn
  • Patent number: 10779239
    Abstract: A method, mobile radio station and computer program to perform a change of the mobile radio device category based on the state of the transportation vehicle. When the transportation vehicle is stopped, a lower mobile radio device category is selected, wherein the downlink and/or uplink data rates are reduced. This protects the battery of the transportation vehicle and improves the resource utilization in the mobile radio system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Andreas Kwoczek, Teodor Buburuzan, Roman Alieiev, Thorsten Hehn, Ernst Zielinski, Steffen Schmitz
  • Publication number: 20200267512
    Abstract: A system, a transportation vehicle, apparatuses, methods, and computer programs for user equipment (UE) and a base station in a mobile communication system. The method for user equipment in the mobile communication system includes determining a coverage situation of the mobile communication system, forming a group of multiple UEs, and communicating a unicast message to multiple UEs of the group of UEs based on the coverage situation of the mobile communication system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Andreas PFADLER, Steffen SCHMITZ, Andreas KWOCZEK
  • Publication number: 20200239030
    Abstract: A system, a transportation vehicle, a network component, apparatuses, methods, and computer programs for a transportation vehicle and a network component. The method for a transportation vehicle to determine a route section includes operating the transportation vehicle in an automated driving mode and determining an exceptional traffic situation. The method also includes transmitting information related to the exceptional traffic situation to a network component using a mobile communication system and receiving information related to driving instructions for the route section to overcome the exceptional traffic situation from the network component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Andreas KWOCZEK, Andreas PFADLER, Guillaume JORNOD, Daniel REIMANN
  • Patent number: 10652712
    Abstract: A method for organizing the communication between mobile radio network subscriber stations in a mobile radio cell, wherein a mobile radio network management unit, especially the scheduler of a base station, in the mobile radio cell performs the allocation of the radio resources. The mobile radio network management unit defines for the mobile radio cell a number of subradio areas in which a number of mobile radio subscriber stations are allowed to use the same radio resources for direct communication with one another in parallel operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AG
    Inventors: Thorsten Hehn, Ernst Zielinski, Steffen Schmitz, Andreas Kwoczek, Teodor Buburuzan, Roman Alieiev
  • Patent number: 10624029
    Abstract: An LTE mobile radio system to operate a mobile radio station at the edge of a coverage area via relay stations. Even in parked transportation vehicles, communication takes place via LTE for data services or for telephony. The disclosed vehicle-based relay radio station is useful in areas with little or no coverage because the disclosed system eliminates continual operation by providing a sleep/wake cycle for the relay radio station and for the subscriber terminal stations connected thereto increasing efficiency of the communication with regard to the loads on the transportation vehicle battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Roman Alieiev, Andreas Kwoczek, Thorsten Hehn
  • Publication number: 20200107212
    Abstract: The present disclosure concerns a method for predicting a quality of service for a communication about at least one communication link of at least one communication device. QoS prediction may be necessary when it comes to the case that a user wants to use an application where a certain type of QoS is a presumption. For getting the best estimate of the quality of service the method comprises the steps of sending from the communication device a quality of service prediction request message hereinafter called QoS prediction request message to a communication service prediction server, predicting the quality of service in the communication service prediction server and sending back a quality of service prediction response message to the communication device. The communication device can thus decide if the predicted QoS is sufficient for the planned activity and may take a decision to either start the activity, postpone the activity or alter the activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ernst Zielinski, Ahmad El Assaad, Andreas Kwoczek, Guillaume Jornod
  • Publication number: 20190380132
    Abstract: A network entity for flexibly managing radio resources for a plurality of user equipment in a communication network is provided. The network entity includes: a communication interface configured to communicate with a user equipment of the plurality of user equipment; and a processor configured to obtain a communication quality measure associated with the communication between the network entity and the user equipment and to select a radio resource management mode for the user equipment on the basis of the communication quality measure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Liang HU, Markus Martin DILLINGER, Josef EICHINGER, Roman ALIEIEV, Thorsten HEHN, Andreas KWOCZEK
  • Patent number: 10484850
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and computer program for a transportation vehicle for vehicle-to-vehicle data communication by the transportation vehicle. The apparatus for vehicle-to-vehicle data communication by a transportation vehicle includes a first radio interface for the data communication of the transportation vehicle with a further transportation vehicle using a first data communication protocol and with a first transmission capacity; a second radio interface for the data communication of the transportation vehicle with the further transportation vehicle using a second data communication protocol and with a second transmission capacity, wherein the second transmission capacity is greater than the first transmission capacity; and a device for obtaining data messages about a status of transportation vehicles in surroundings of the transportation vehicle via the first radio interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Andreas Kwoczek
  • Patent number: 10432300
    Abstract: A vehicle having an apparatus for a mobile base station transceiver of a mobile communication system, wherein the mobile communication system further has at least one fixed base station transceiver and at least one further mobile base station transceiver and includes a transceiver module for communication with at least one fixed base station transceiver in the coverage area of the at least one fixed base station transceiver, wherein the transceiver module provides a mobile coverage area for the at least one further mobile base station transceiver, the mobile coverage area projecting beyond the coverage area of the at least one fixed base station transceiver at least to some extent by an extended coverage area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Andreas Kwoczek, Moritz Schack, Björn Mennenga
  • Patent number: 10432431
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and computer programs for estimating a multi-hop radio channel between a transmitter, one or more relay stations, and a receiver in a mobile communication system. The apparatus includes one or more interfaces to obtain information related to a position and a state of movement of the transmitter and receiver, information related to an environment of the transmitter, the receiver, and the one or more relay stations, information related to channel state feedback of single-hop radio channels between the transmitter, the receiver, and the one or more relay stations, and information related to delays of the channel state feedback. The apparatus also includes a control module to control the one or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Roman Alieiev, Andreas Kwoczek, Thorsten Hehn
  • Publication number: 20190246303
    Abstract: Monitoring of quality of service includes monitoring the quality measured at the radio modem based on measurements in the physical layer and monitoring of the network state by the physical layer or a higher layer wherein the monitoring entity bypasses one or more intermediate layers and directly accesses the physical layer, which provides the necessary information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Roman ALIEIEV, Andreas KWOCZEK, Thorsten HEHN
  • Publication number: 20190245647
    Abstract: A method for data communication between communication participants including observing the surroundings of the transmitting participant, determining the positon and motion of the communication participants, and estimating the transmission conditions at a later point in time. The solution is based on classifying the data for data communication in different categories, the categories determining susceptibility of the data to transmission errors determining which data is transmitted under good transmission conditions only and which data is be transmitted under rough transmission conditions whereby the transmission station plans the transmission of data in different categories. The method further includes selecting for data transmission at a given time for which the transmission conditions have been estimated so the data to be transmitted is in a category fitting to the estimated transmission conditions based on the categories data, and transmitting the selected data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Roman ALIEIEV, Guillaume JORNOD, Andreas KWOCZEK, Thorsten HEHN
  • Patent number: 10271246
    Abstract: A mobile communication handover method which takes into account information about special equipment of the mobile telephone network subscriber station during a handover process for the mobile telephone network subscriber station wherein information about special equipment of the mobile telephone network subscriber station is transmitted from the mobile telephone network subscriber station to a mobile telephone network management unit, which takes the information about the special equipment into account during the handover process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AG
    Inventors: Thorsten Hehn, Ernst Zielinski, Steffen Schmitz, Andreas Kwoczek, Teodor Buburuzan, Roman Alieiev
  • Publication number: 20190088133
    Abstract: A method for planning a collision avoidance maneuver for use in the scenarios of cooperative driving or autonomous driving. The method includes observing the surroundings of a transportation vehicle; determining the risk of a collision; starting an information exchange phase for the involved transportation vehicles in response to a risk of a collision. During the information exchange phase an involved transportation vehicle submits its own determined driving hose to the involved transportation vehicles. An evaluation phase is started in which a transportation vehicle evaluates its own and the received driving hoses from the other involved transportation vehicles. A mutual safe region for the involved transportation vehicles to go for avoiding the collision is determined. This is submitted to the involved transportation vehicles for checking with the safety requirements of the involved transportation vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Roman ALIEIEV, Thorsten HEHN, Andreas KWOCZEK
  • Publication number: 20190069236
    Abstract: An LTE mobile radio system to operate a mobile radio station at the edge of a coverage area via relay stations. Even in parked transportation vehicles, communication takes place via LTE for data services or for telephony. The disclosed vehicle-based relay radio station is useful in areas with little or no coverage because the disclosed system eliminates continual operation by providing a sleep/wake cycle for the relay radio station and for the subscriber terminal stations connected thereto increasing efficiency of the communication with regard to the loads on the transportation vehicle battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Roman ALIEIEV, Andreas KWOCZEK, Thorsten HEHN
  • Publication number: 20190037500
    Abstract: A method, mobile radio station and computer program to perform a change of the mobile radio device category based on the state of the transportation vehicle. When the transportation vehicle is stopped, a lower mobile radio device category is selected, wherein the downlink and/or uplink data rates are reduced. This protects the battery of the transportation vehicle and improves the resource utilization in the mobile radio system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Andreas KWOCZEK, Teodor BUBURUZAN, Roman ALIEIEV, Thorsten HEHN, Ernst ZIELINSKI, Steffen SCHMITZ
  • Patent number: 10194294
    Abstract: A method for collective acquisition of data of road users including the selection of the mobile devices whose data are intended to be acquired and transmitted to the at least one data acquisition computer depending on at least the connection status of the mobile devices in the mobile radio network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Steffen Schmitz, Andreas Kwoczek, Teodor Buburuzan, Thorsten Hehn, Ernst Zielinski, Roman Alieiev
  • Patent number: 10181897
    Abstract: A device for a mobile base station transceiver, a vehicle, a mobile communication system, a method and a computer program for a device. The device for a mobile base station transceiver in a mobile communication system includes a transceiver module to communicate with at least one fixed base station transceiver in the covering area thereof for providing a mobile coverage area, and to communicate with at least one further mobile base station transceiver in the mobile coverage area, wherein the mobile coverage area at least partially projects beyond the coverage area of the fixed base station transceiver by an extended coverage area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Andreas Kwoczek, Moritz Schack, Björn Mennenga
  • Publication number: 20180262367
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and computer programs for estimating a multi-hop radio channel between a transmitter, one or more relay stations, and a receiver in a mobile communication system. The apparatus includes one or more interfaces to obtain information related to a position and a state of movement of the transmitter and receiver, information related to an environment of the transmitter, the receiver, and the one or more relay stations, information related to channel state feedback of single-hop radio channels between the transmitter, the receiver, and the one or more relay stations, and information related to delays of the channel state feedback. The apparatus also includes a control module to control the one or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Roman ALIEIEV, Andreas KWOCZEK, Thorsten HEHN