Patents by Inventor Cornelis Hoek

Cornelis Hoek 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: 20190222271
    Abstract: Embodiments provide an apparatus, a method, a central unit and a computer program for determining information related to precoding. A mobile communication system (300) comprises one or more relay station transceivers (100) being configured, to provide wireless services to one or more mobile transceivers (200) of the mobile communication system (300) via a first radio channel. The one or more relay station transceivers (100) are configured to use wireless backhaul communication to communicate with a central, unit (400) of the mobile communication system (300) via a second radio channel. An apparatus (10) for determining information related to precoding in the mobile communication system (300) comprises one or more interfaces (12) configured to obtain, information related to the first radio channel or an. effective access channel, and to obtain information related to the second radio channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventor: Cornelis HOEK
  • Patent number: 10117113
    Abstract: Embodiments provide beamforming apparatuses, methods and a computer programs for a base station transceiver and a mobile transceiver. An apparatus (10) operable in a base station transceiver (100) of a mobile communication system comprises a transceiver module (12) comprising interfaces to a plurality (15) of antennas. The transceiver module (12) is operable to subdivide the plurality (15) of antennas in a plurality of subgroups using the interfaces, and to form a first beam pattern (16) using one or more antennas of a subgroup. The apparatus (10) further comprises a control module (14), which is operable to transmit a synchronization signal using the transceiver module (12) and the first beam pattern (16). The control module (14) is further operable to receive a response signal after transmission of the synchronization signal from a mobile transceiver (200) using the transceiver module (12), to determine a second beam pattern (18) based on the response signal from the mobile transceiver (200).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Volker Braun, Cornelis Hoek, Federico Boccardi, Hardy Halbauer, Paolo Baracca
  • Patent number: 9923685
    Abstract: The embodiments of the invention relate to a method and a transmitter apparatus for generating and transmitting channel feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Thorsten Wild, Cornelis Hoek
  • Patent number: 9660338
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for multi-antenna signal processing at an antenna element arrangement belonging to a transceiver of a radio communication network, the antenna element arrangement comprising antenna elements (211, 221, 231, 241) in horizontal and in vertical direction, wherein complex antenna weights are applied to said antenna elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Thorsten Wild, Michael Ohm, Cornelis Hoek
  • Publication number: 20160323757
    Abstract: Embodiments provide beamforming apparatuses, methods and a computer programs for a base station transceiver and a mobile transceiver. An apparatus (10) operable in a base station transceiver (100) of a mobile communication system comprises a transceiver module (12) comprising interfaces to a plurality (15) of antennas. The transceiver module (12) is operable to subdivide the plurality (15) of antennas in a plurality of subgroups using the interfaces, and to form a first beam pattern (16) using one or more antennas of a subgroup. The apparatus (10) further comprises a control module (14), which is operable to transmit a synchronization signal using the transceiver module (12) and the first beam pattern (16). The control module (14) is further operable to receive a response signal after transmission of the synchronization signal from a mobile transceiver (200) using the transceiver module (12), to determine a second beam pattern (18) based on the response signal from the mobile transceiver (200).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Applicant: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Volker BRAUN, Cornelis HOEK, Federico BOCCARDI, Hardy HALBAUER, Paolo BARACCA
  • Publication number: 20160315680
    Abstract: Embodiments provide an apparatus, a method and a computer program for the transceiver of a mobile communication system. The apparatus (10) is operable in a first transceiver (100) of a mobile communication system. The apparatus (10) comprises a transceiver module (12) comprising interfaces to a plurality of transmit antennas (15). The transceiver module (12) is operable to subdivide the plurality of transmit antennas (15) in a plurality of subgroups using the interfaces, and to form a set of first beam patterns (16) using one or more transmit antennas of a subgroup. The apparatus (10) further comprises a control module (14) operable to determine information related to a quality of a radio link between the first transceiver (100) and the second transceiver (200). The control module (14) is further operable to determine a second beam pattern (18) for communicating with the second transceiver (200) using two or more beam patterns from the set of first beam patterns (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Applicant: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Volker Braun, Cornelis Hoek, Federico Boccardi, Hardy Halbauer, Paolo Baracca
  • Publication number: 20160087769
    Abstract: The embodiments of the invention relate to a method and a transmitter apparatus for generating and transmitting channel feedback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Applicant: ALCATEL LUCENT
    Inventors: Thorsten Wild, Cornelis Hoek
  • Patent number: 8611279
    Abstract: When building sets of mobile stations in a radio communication network, reference signals are transmitted from a base station to at least two mobile stations to determine channel properties of a downlink channel between the base station and the at least two mobile stations. First and second feedback information are determined at the at least two mobile stations respectively, each feedback information comprising a first component indicating a channel quality. The first and the second feedback information are transmitted from the first and second mobile stations to the base station. A mobile station set is built according to the first and the second feedback information at the base station, wherein the channel quality is a parameter of a downlink beam with a largest received carrier power of at least three downlink beams of said downlink channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Cornelis Hoek, Thorsten Wild
  • Patent number: 8488703
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for determining the appropriate combination of at least two MIMO transmission techniques for a radio link in between a transmitter (10) and a receiver (20). The MIMO transmission techniques use at least two antennas (12, 14, 16, 18) with at least two polarizations. According to the invention the appropriate combination is the combination of beamforming and at least one of polarization time coding, closed loop coherent combination of polarization beams and polarization multiplexing. The appropriate combination is chosen dependent on at least one of radio conditions of the radio link (20) and relative velocity in between the transmitter (10) and the receiver (30). The invention further relates to a method for receiving a transmission of a radio link (20) in between a transmitter (10) and a receiver (30). The invention also relates to a base station comprising a transmitter, a mobile terminal comprising a receiver and a communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Thorsten Wild, Cornelis Hoek
  • Publication number: 20110212695
    Abstract: The present invention relates Io a method for multi-antenna signal processing at an antenna element arrangement belonging to a transceiver of a radio communication network, the antenna element arrangement comprising antenna elements (211, 221, 231, 241) in horizontal and in vertical direction, wherein complex antenna weights are applied to said antenna elements
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: ALCATEL LUCENT
    Inventors: Thorsten Wild, Michael Ohm, Cornelis Hoek
  • Publication number: 20110164668
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for building sets of mobile stations in a radio communication network (RCS1), wherein the method comprising the steps of: transmitting (M1/1) reference signals from a base station (BS1) to at least two mobile stations (MS1, MS2, MS3) for being able to determine channel properties of a downlink channel (DL1) between the base station (BS1) and the at least two mobile stations (MS1, MS2, MS3); determining (M1/3, M1/4, M1/5, M1/6) a first feedback information at a first one of the at least two mobile stations (MS1, MS2, MS3) and a second feedback information at a second one of the at least two mobile stations (MS1, MS2, MS3) each comprising a first component indicating a channel quality; transmitting (M1/7) the first and the second feedback information from the first one and the second one of the at least two mobile stations (MS1, MS2, MS3) to the base station (BS1); and building (M1/9) a mobile station set according to the first and the second feedback information at the base st
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventors: Cornelis Hoek, Thorsten Wild
  • Patent number: 7890114
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of sending first and second signals to a plurality of user equipments, the method comprising the steps of providing of a dedicated channel for each one of the plurality of user equipments, providing of a code-multiplexed shared channel for the plurality of user equipments, assigning of an antenna of a set of antennas to each one of the user equipments, sending of one of the first signals to one of the plurality of user equipments on one of the dedicated channels on a carrier frequency by applying transmit diversity, sending of one of the second signals to one of the plurality of user equipments on the code-multiplexed shared channel on the carrier frequency by applying multi-user diversity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Volker Braun, Cornelis Hoek
  • Publication number: 20090197540
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of evaluating a virtual MIMO system's quality of a first group of mobile devices in a base station of a mobile communication system. The mobile communication system further comprises a plurality of mobile devices coupled to the base station, the base station is adapted for receiving uplink channel estimation coefficients of each mobile device of the plurality of mobile devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventors: Thorsten Wild, Cornelis Hoek
  • Publication number: 20080232502
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for determining the appropriate combination of at least two MIMO transmission techniques for a radio link in between a transmitter (10) and a receiver (20). The MIMO transmission techniques use at least two antennas (12, 14, 16, 18) with at least two polarizations. According to the invention the appropriate combination is the combination of beamforming and at least one of polarization time coding, closed loop coherent combination of polarization beams and polarization multiplexing. The appropriate combination is chosen dependent on at least one of radio conditions of the radio link (20) and relative velocity in between the transmitter (10) and the receiver (30). The invention further relates to a method for receiving a transmission of a radio link (20) in between a transmitter (10) and a receiver (30). The invention also relates to a base station comprising a transmitter, a mobile terminal comprising a receiver and a communication network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2008
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Applicant: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Thorsten WILD, Cornelis Hoek
  • Publication number: 20070104152
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for determining a set of users able to be scheduled on an identical basic resource unit in a base station of a SDMA capable multiple access radio communication system. According to the present invention, the method comprises the steps of: Attributing to each user a scheduling criterion value, Selecting the user having the highest scheduling criterion value, Checking for additional users spatially separable from said selected user, Selecting the user having the highest scheduling criterion value among said additional users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Inventors: Thorsten Wild, Cornelis Hoek
  • Publication number: 20060276229
    Abstract: A method for providing a static beam forming in a wireless communication system using an antenna arrangement of a base station which shapes at least one fixed beams, whereby the antenna arrangement covers at least two cells, each cell being covered by at least two beams. The at least two beams covering a cell use the same scrambling code and the same phase reference, whereby the base station autonomously decides which of the at least two fixed beams covering a cell should service a channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Publication date: December 7, 2006
    Inventors: Volker Braun, Cornelis Hoek, Dietrich Zeller, Stefan Russ
  • Publication number: 20060092884
    Abstract: A method for calculating a path profile in a cellular communication system, whereby the method can be used by a spread spectrum receiver such as a CDMA receiver. Furthermore, the method can be used by the logic of a base station and/or a subscriber station comprising such a spread spectrum receiver. The method applies the concept of energetic combining and adds the square of the absolute values of all time slots. The method applies also the concept of coherent profiling and add the complex amplitudes of two consecutive time slots, whereby one solution applies this concept to at least two neighboured time slots, and the other solution to at least two neighboured slots with an overlap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2005
    Publication date: May 4, 2006
    Inventors: Thorsten Wild, Cornelis Hoek
  • Publication number: 20060040618
    Abstract: The invention refers to a mobile radio communication system (1) for downlink transmission and to a method for transmitting a signal (s) across at least two downlink paths (5, 6) of a multiple antenna (3, 4) mobile radio communication system (1). The system (1) comprises: a base station (2) comprising a plurality of antennas (3, 4); at least one mobile user equipment (8); at least two downlink paths (5, 6) across at least two of the antennas (3, 4) for transmitting a signal (s) from the base station (2) to the at least one user equipment (8), each downlink path (5, 6) comprising a complex channel coefficient (h1, h2); and a feedback path (9) for returning information on at least one complex weight (w) from the user equipment (8) to the base station (2), the at least one complex weight (w) being used for multiplying the signal (s) which is transmitted across at least two of the downlink paths (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2005
    Publication date: February 23, 2006
    Inventors: Volker Braun, Cornelis Hoek, Stefan Russ
  • Publication number: 20050037799
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a communication method in a wireless cellular telecommunication system comprising at least one base station having a beam forming capability, the method comprising the steps of receiving at least a first pilot signal being assigned to a first beam and a second pilot signal being assigned to a second beam by a user equipment, measuring the signal strengths of the at least first and second pilot signals, selecting one of the at least first and second beams having the strongest pilot signal, signalling of the beam selection to the base station and switching off data channels to the user equipment of the beams which have not been selected by the user equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2004
    Publication date: February 17, 2005
    Inventors: Volker Braun, Dietrich Zeller, Cornelis Hoek
  • Publication number: 20040063436
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a telecommunication system having a first component for providing of a dedicated channel for each one of the plurality of user equipments, a second component for assigning a carrier frequency of a set of at least first and second carrier frequencies to each one of the dedicated channels, a third component for providing of a code-multiplexed shared channel for the plurality of user equipments, a fourth component for sending of one of the first signals to one of the plurality of user equipments on the dedicated channel of that user equipment on the assigned carrier frequency by applying a transmit diversity scheme and a fifth component for sending of one of the second signals to one of the plurality of user equipments on the code-multiplexed shared channel on the carrier frequency being assigned to that user equipment by applying a multi-user diversity scheme.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2003
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Applicant: ALCATEL
    Inventors: Volker Braun, Cornelis Hoek