Patents by Inventor Bernd Haberland

Bernd Haberland 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).

  • Publication number: 20200260427
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods in a communication system are provided. The solution comprises operating a radio access network, where the radio access network comprises two or more resource tiers, each tier having different latency/timing requirements. The resource allocation for the radio access network is realised (200) with two or more control loops, where each control loop is configured to allocate resources with different latency requirements, and control resources between the tiers. Resources of the inmost tier are controlled (202) by an inmost control loop with lowest latency resource allocation, and resources of the outer tiers are controlled (204) by one or more outer control loops for less latency critical resource allocation, each outer control loop having less critical latency requirement compared to loops closer to the inmost loop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Peter SCHEFCZIK, Bernd HABERLAND, Ralf KLOTSCHE
  • Patent number: 10708171
    Abstract: Embodiments can provide an apparatus, a method and/or a computer program for routing data packets in a radio access network. The apparatus 10 comprises means for receiving 12 a data packet 804 from a source network node, the data packet comprises a data packet header and a data packet payload. The apparatus 10 further comprises means for inspecting 14 the data packet. The means for inspecting 14 is operative to perform a first packet inspection on the data packet header to determine information on a source or a destination of the data packet from the data packet header, and the means for inspecting 14 is operative to perform a second packet inspection on the data packet payload based on the information on the source or the destination of the data packet to determine information on an identification of the destination of the data packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Ralf Klotsche, Bernd Haberland
  • Patent number: 10595260
    Abstract: A concept for balancing a load in a mobile communication network, comprising receiving 130 receive data from a radio transceiver using a first interface and determining 140 a first receive data packet and a second receive data packet from the receive data, the first receive data packet and the second receive data packet being associated to different services. The concept comprises forwarding 150 the first receive data packet to a first processing unit using a second interface, and forwarding the second receive data packet to a second processing unit using the second interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Bernd Haberland, Werner Rehm
  • Patent number: 10404599
    Abstract: It is proposed a method for operating a radio communication network or a network element thereof, comprising the steps of: determining (2) a bearer to be processed in the radio communication network; selecting (4) a baseband unit, BBU, out of a plurality of BBUs, which satisfies at least one property of the bearer; and placing (8) the bearer on the selected BBU for processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Heidrun Grob-Lipski, Bernd Haberland
  • Patent number: 10178652
    Abstract: The invention refers to a method (33) for operating a wireless communication network (11) or a network element (13) thereof, the network (11) comprising a plurality of baseband processing devices (13). In order to allow for performing baseband processing tasks by multiple cooperating baseband processing devices (13) such that the real time constraints are met, it is proposed that the method (33) comprise determining (39) a delay metric (RTT_BBU) that depends on a network delay between the network element (13) and at least one baseband processing device (13) of the plurality of baseband processing devices (13), wherein the delay metric (RTT_BBU) is determined before an event (e) occurs that triggers allocation or reallocation of processing resources of the at least one baseband processing device (13), and selecting (55, 65) the at least one baseband processing device of the plurality of baseband processing devices for remote processing depending on the delay metric (RTT_BBU).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Heidrun Grob-Lipski, Fariborz Derakhshan, Bernd Haberland
  • Patent number: 10159012
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a baseband signal processing cluster of a wireless communication network, the baseband signal processing cluster comprising baseband signal processing units, wherein at least one of the baseband signal processing units is coupled to at least one remote radio head of the wireless communication network and comprises a unit-specific processing resource management entity operable to manage a processing resource allocation within its associated baseband signal processing unit, an intra-cluster processing resource management entity coupled to at least one of the unit-specific processing resource management entities and operable to manage a processing resource allocation among the baseband signal processing units, and an inter-cluster processing resource management entity coupled to the intra-cluster processing resource management entity and operable to exchange information with at least one remote inter-cluster processing resource management entity of a remote baseband signal processing cluste
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Bernd Haberland, Fariborz Derakhshan, Heidrun Grob-Lipski
  • Patent number: 10039122
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a baseband processing assembly (100, 200, 300) for processing signals of at least one remote radio head (104), the at least one remote radio head (104) serving a radio cell (105) of a cellular communication system, the baseband processing assembly (100, 200, 300) comprising a set of user packet schedulers (107A-M) and a cell packet scheduler (109), wherein the cell packet scheduler (109) is assigned to the radio cell (105), wherein the set of user packet schedulers (107A-M) are assigned to a group of users (101A-N) associated to the radio cell (105), wherein the cell packet scheduler (109) and a first user packet scheduler (107A-M) of the set of user packet schedulers (107A-M) are operable to mutually exchange data for providing resource assignment information and establishing a channel (102) with a first user (101A-N) of the group of users using the resource assignment information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Bernd Haberland, Heidrun Grob-Lipski, Thomas Werthmann, Vikas Dhingra
  • Publication number: 20170214624
    Abstract: It is proposed a method for operating a radio communication network or a network element thereof, comprising the steps of: determining (2) a bearer to be processed in the radio communication network; selecting (4) a base-band unit, BBU, out of a plurality of BBUs, which satisfies at least one property of the bearer; and placing (8) the bearer on the selected BBU for processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Heidrun Grob-Lipski, Bernd Haberland
  • Publication number: 20160227555
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a (100, 200, 300) for processing signals of at least one remote radio head (104), the at least one remote radio head (104) serving a radio cell (105) of a cellular communication system, the baseband processing assembly (100, 200, 300) comprising a set of user packet schedulers (107A-M) and a cell packet scheduler (109), wherein the cell packet scheduler (109) is assigned to the radio cell (105), wherein the set of user packet schedulers (107A-M) are assigned to a group of users (101A-N) associated to the radio cell (105), wherein the cell packet scheduler (109) and a first user packet scheduler (107A-M) of the set of user packet schedulers (107A-M) are operable to mutually exchange data for providing resource assignment information and establishing a channel (102) with a first user (101A-N) of the group of users using the resource assignment information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Bernd Haberland, Heidrun Grob-Lipski, Thomas Werthmann, Vikas Dhingra
  • Patent number: 9258738
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a baseband processing apparatus (200) for processing baseband signals to or from at least one remote radio head (204), the at least one remote radio head (204) serving a radio cell of a cellular communication system, the baseband processing apparatus (200) comprising: an interface (208) to connect the baseband processing apparatus (200), as a first node (200-1) of a network (300), to a further baseband processing apparatus as a second node (200-2) of the network (300); a plurality of dedicated user data processors (210; 410; 420), wherein each is operable to process user specific data of first users being associated to the radio cell, the processing of the user specific data of the first users leading to a processing load of the first node (200-1); and a load balancer (212) operable to exchange load information with a load balancer of the second node (200-2) via the interface (208) and to distribute processing tasks between the plurality of dedicated user data processors (210; 410; 420)
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Bernd Haberland
  • Publication number: 20150139100
    Abstract: The invention refers to a method (33) for operating a wireless communication network (11) or a network element (13) thereof, the network (11) comprising a plurality of baseband processing devices (13). In order to allow for performing baseband processing tasks by multiple cooperating baseband processing devices (13) such that the real time constraints are met, it is proposed that the method (33) comprise determining (39) a delay metric (RTT_BBU) that depends on a network delay between the network element (13) and at least one baseband processing device (13) of the plurality of baseband processing devices (13), wherein the delay metric (RTT_BBU) is determined before an event (e) occurs that triggers allocation or reallocation of processing resources of the at least one baseband processing device (13), and selecting (55, 65) the at least one baseband processing device of the plurality of baseband processing devices for remote processing depending on the delay metric (RTT_BBU).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Heidrun Grob-Lipski, Fariborz Derakhshan, Bernd Haberland
  • Publication number: 20140328204
    Abstract: Embodiments can provide an apparatus, a method and/or a computer program for routing data packets in a radio access network. The apparatus 10 comprises means for receiving 12 a data packet 804 from a source network node, the data packet comprises a data packet header and a data packet payload. The apparatus 10 further comprises means for inspecting 14 the data packet. The means for inspecting 14 is operative to perform a first packet inspection on the data packet header to determine information on a source or a destination of the data packet from the data packet header, and the means for inspecting 14 is operative to perform a second packet inspection on the data packet payload based on the information on the source or the destination of the data packet to determine information on an identification of the destination of the data packet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Ralf Klotsche, Bernd Haberland
  • Publication number: 20140328178
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a baseband signal processing cluster (100) of a wireless communication network, the baseband signal processing cluster (100) comprising a plurality of baseband signal processing units (110), wherein at least one of the baseband signal processing units (110) is coupled to at least one remote radio head of the wireless communication network and comprises a unit-specific processing resource management entity (120) operable to manage a processing resource allocation within its associated baseband signal processing unit (110), an intra-cluster processing resource management entity (130) coupled to at least one of the unit-specific processing resource management entities (120) and operable to manage a processing resource allocation among the plurality of baseband signal processing units (100), and an inter-cluster processing resource management entity (140) coupled to the intra-cluster processing resource management entity (130) and operable to exchange information with at least one remote int
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: ALCATEL LUCENT
    Inventors: Bernd Haberland, Fariborz Derakhshan, Heidrun Grob-Lipski
  • Publication number: 20140293784
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a baseband processing apparatus (200) for processing baseband signals to or from at least one remote radio head (204), the at least one remote radio head (204) serving a radio cell of a cellular communication system, the baseband processing apparatus (200) comprising: an interface (208) to connect the baseband processing apparatus (200), as a first node (200-1) of a network (300), to a further baseband processing apparatus as a second node (200-2) of the network (300); a plurality of dedicated user data processors (210; 410; 420), wherein each is operable to process user specific data of first users being associated to the radio cell, the processing of the user specific data of the first users leading to a processing load of the first node (200-1); and a load balancer (212) operable to exchange load information with a load balancer of the second node (200-2) via the interface (208) and to distribute processing tasks between the plurality of dedicated user data processors (210; 410; 420)
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Bernd Haberland
  • Patent number: 8667356
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for triggering retransmission in a multicast system, including a base station eNB setting a retransmission condition based on a channel state indication and transmitting the set retransmission condition to a user equipment UE; and the UE comparing the current channel state indication of the UE with the received retransmission condition when receiving an error block, and feeding back a NACK signaling to the eNB trigger a retransmission when the retransmission condition is satisfied. The method according to the present invention is to restrict the trigger of the NACK signaling, by setting the condition of the UE feeding back the NACK signaling when the UE received the error block. Then the feedback signaling on the uplink channel would be restricted, and the retransmission probability would be limited in an appropriate region as in Rel 6 HSDPA, therefore the optimal ratio of efficiency over power would be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Yonggang Wang, Bernd Haberland, Pingping Xing, Bijun Zhang
  • Publication number: 20140029431
    Abstract: A concept for balancing a load in a mobile communication network, comprising receiving 130 receive data from a radio transceiver using a first interface and determining 140 a first receive data packet and a second receive data packet from the receive data, the first receive data packet and the second receive data packet being associated to different services. The concept comprises forwarding 150 the first receive data packet to a first processing unit using a second interface, and forwarding the second receive data packet to a second processing unit using the second interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: ALCATEL LUCENT
    Inventors: Bernd Haberland, Werner Rehm
  • Patent number: 8259579
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for controlling the flow of data between an RNC (R) and a base station (BS) of a UMTS mobile communications system with HSDPA capability via an lub interface (I2), where an HS-DSCH Frame Protocol mechanism is implemented in the lub interface (I2) to provide control and data services for the communication of HSDPA user data between the RNC and the base station, wherein a capacity overload control entity (COCU) monitors information about actual lub interface data transport flow (IDF), and when a determined lub interface (I2) transport capacity value is reached, the data transport flow is reduced in the lub interface (I2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Hajo Bakker, Bernd Haberland, Anne Agin
  • Patent number: 8121645
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for configuring a base station (10) of a mobile communication network over a software defined radio module (12), that base station (10) serving at least one mobile terminal (20, 30, 40) over an air interface (52, 53, 54) served by that software defined radio module. When selecting the communication standard for the configuration of the base station (10) the characteristics of the air interface (52, 53, 54) are taken into account. The invention also relates to a base station (10) of a mobile communication network, that base station (10) serving at least one mobile terminal (20, 30, 40) over an air interface (52, 53, 54), that base station (10) comprising a configurable software defined radio module (12). The configurable software defined radio module (12) is adapted to take into account the characteristics of the air interface (52, 53, 54) when selecting the communication standard for the configuration of the base station (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Andreas Pascht, Bernd Haberland, Denis Rouffet, Jens Strauss
  • Patent number: 7974652
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for coordination of the interference in the uplink between cells (B1,B2) of a single frequency network with the frequency band used for uplink being subdivided into at least two subsets(F1 F2. . . FR), whereby a resource related to a dedicated subset is allocated to a mobile terminal (T1) located in a first cell (B1) of said cells in the border area to a neighbor cell (B2-B4), the based station of the cell (B2) with the highest interference damage caused by the mobile terminal (T1) accepts a high interference level on said dedicated subset dependent on network criteria, and the usage of said dedicated subset in the cell (B2) with the highest interference damage caused by the mobile terminal (T1) is restricted under observation of the interference level, a base station, a mobile terminal and a mobile network therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Christian Georg Gerlach, Bernd Haberland
  • Publication number: 20090116391
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for controlling the flow of data between an RNC (R) and a base station (BS) of a UMTS mobile communications system with HSDPA capability via an lub interface (I2), where an HS-DSCH Frame Protocol mechanism is implemented in the lub interface (I2) to provide control and data services for the communication of HSDPA user data between the RNC and the base station, wherein a capacity overload control entity (COCU) monitors information about actual lub interface data transport flow (IDF), and when a determined lub interface (I2) transport capacity value is reached, the data transport flow is reduced in the lub interface (I2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Applicant: ALCATEL
    Inventors: Hajo BAKKER, Bernd Haberland, Anne Agin