Patents by Inventor Erwin Alfons Constant Six

Erwin Alfons Constant Six 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: 10841674
    Abstract: A time slot management method for use in a time division multiple access system that couples a line terminator via a tree-like network to a plurality of network terminations is provided. At least one grant is transmitted by the line terminator towards a network terminator in order to allocate at least one adjacent subsequent corresponding upstream time-slot to the network terminator. The grant is received by the network terminator from the line terminator, and it is recognized if the at least one grant is associated with the network termination. Upon recognition of the at least one grant being associated with the network termination by the network terminator, overhead data in the first time slot of the at least one time slot and payload data in each potential adjacent subsequent time slot of at least one time-slot allocated to said network terminator is transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Tim Gyselings, Edwin August Philomena Ringoot, Erwin Alfons Constant Six, Brecht Stubbe
  • Publication number: 20180077476
    Abstract: A time slot management method for use in a time division multiple access system that couples a line terminator via a tree-like network to a plurality of network terminations is provided. At least one grant is transmitted by the line terminator towards a network terminator in order to allocate at least one adjacent subsequent corresponding upstream time-slot to the network terminator. The grant is received by the network terminator from the line terminator, and it is recognized if the at least one grant is associated with the network termination. Upon recognition of the at least one grant being associated with the network termination by the network terminator, overhead data in the first time slot of the at least one time slot and payload data in each potential adjacent subsequent time slot of at least one time-slot allocated to said network terminator is transmitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Tim Gyselings, Edwin August Philomena Ringoot, Erwin Alfons Constant Six, Brecht Stubbe
  • Patent number: 9854338
    Abstract: A time slot management method for use in a time division multiple access system that couples a line terminator via a tree-like network to a plurality of network terminations is provided. At least one grant is transmitted by the line terminator towards a network terminator in order to allocate at least one adjacent subsequent corresponding upstream time-slot to the network terminator. The grant is received by the network terminator from the line termination, and it is recognized if the at least one grant is associated to the network termination. Upon recognition of the at least one grant being associated to the network termination by the network terminator, overhead data in the first time slot of the at least one time slot and payload data in each potential adjacent subsequent time slot of at least one time-slot allocated to said network terminator is transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Tim Gyselings, Edwin August Philomena Ringoot, Erwin Alfons Constant Six, Brecht Stubbe
  • Patent number: 9167201
    Abstract: A feedback-system for managing the position of a frontal camera provided on a portable multimedia device during video communication. The feedback-system comprises a camera image analyzer coupled to the frontal camera and adapted to detect and analyze the pose of a user facing the frontal camera, an optimal video estimator coupled to the camera image analyzer and adapted to calculate a 6-dimensional error-vector of the current position of the frontal camera with respect to an optimal position of the frontal camera, an intuitive feedback manager coupled to the optimal video estimator and adapted to generate a transformation matrix translating the error-vector into an error message for the image displayed on a screen of the portable multimedia device, the intuitive feedback manager being further coupled to the portable multimedia device which is adapted to use the error message for modifying the image displayed on the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Erwin Alfons Constant Six, Sammy Lievens, Maarten Aerts, Donny G. Tytgat
  • Patent number: 9106708
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a method to control and to change dynamically a MAC address in an aggregation network containing at least a server computer device and a client device, comprising the steps of: Sending from said client device to a server computer device a message (1,11) containing the MAC address of said client computer device, Retrieving said MAC address from said message at said server computer device (2,12), Checking if said MAC address is already in use (by a user) in said network or if said server computer device wants to change all MAC addresses in said network, If so, sending from said server computer device to said client device a message (3,13) containing a new MAC address for said client, Overwriting said MAC address with said new MAC address in said client computer device (4,14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Christele Bouchat, Sven Jozef Jeanne Van den Bosch, Michel Ferdinand Pauline Tassent, Erwin Alfons Constant Six, Jeanne Emmanuelle Rita De Jaegher
  • Patent number: 8904043
    Abstract: Network devices (30) receiving first packets from first devices (10) and in response transmitting second packets to second devices (20), and receiving third packets from the second devices (20) and in response transmitting fourth packets to the first devices (10), get manipulation means (40) for manipulating information at layers higher than internet protocol layers of headers of packets for improving transport efficiencies between the first and second devices (10,20). The higher layer may comprise a transport control protocol layer-4 to allow the network devices (30) to take over acknowledging functions of the second devices (20) and to take over re-transmission functions of the first devices (10) and to support the second devices (20) through offering additional buffer space and to support the first devices (10) through offering extended/advanced stream management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Erwin Alfons Constant Six, Danny De Vleeschauwer
  • Publication number: 20140015918
    Abstract: A feedback-system for managing the position of a frontal camera provided on a portable multimedia device during video communication. The feedback-system comprises a camera image analyzer coupled to the frontal camera and adapted to detect and analyze the pose of a user facing the frontal camera, an optimal video estimator coupled to the camera image analyzer and adapted to calculate a 6-dimentional error-vector of the current position of the frontal camera with respect to an optimal position of the frontal camera, an intuitive feedback manager coupled to the optimal video estimator and adapted to generate a transformation matrix translating the error-vector into an error message for the image displayed on a screen of the portable multimedia device, the intuitive feedback manager being further coupled to the portable multimedia device which is adapted to use the error message for modifying the image displayed on the screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: ALCATEL LUCENT
    Inventors: Erwin Alfons Constant Six, Sammy Lievens, Maarten Aerts, Donny G. Tytgat
  • Patent number: 8155132
    Abstract: In methods for setting up communications between digital-subscriber-line terminal modems (13) and internet-service-providers (30) via digital-subscriber-line-access-multiplexers (2,20) and forwarders (3) of asynchronous-transfer-mode-networks (1) further comprising dynamic-host-configuration-protocol-relay-agents (4,40), first messages are sent from the terminal modems (13) to the agents (4,40) via the access multiplexers (2,20), which first messages comprise incoming logical identifiers defining couplings (14) between the terminal modems (13) and the access multiplexers (2,20), second messages are sent from the agents (4,40) to dynamic-host-configuration-protocol-servers (5) for receiving internet-protocol-addresses to be supplied to the terminal modems (13) via the agents (4,40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Christele Bouchat, Nico Alfred Anna Janssens, Sven Maurice Joseph Ooghe, Erwin Alfons Constant Six
  • Patent number: 8132218
    Abstract: An access/edge network node (300) according to the invention includes a single proxy function (301) to terminate on the subscriber side a single requesting protocol for a plurality of streaming video services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignees: Alcatel Lucent, Universiteit Gent, Interuniversitair Microelectronica Centrum VZW (IMEC)
    Inventors: Erwin Alfons Constant Six, Tom Van Caenegem, Wim Van De Meerssche, Filip De Turck, Tim Wauters, Bart Dhoedt
  • Patent number: 8069473
    Abstract: A method to grant a supplicant access to a data communication network and related devices is claimed. The supplicant is associated to a Medium Access Control address and is coupled to a port of an authenticator of the data communication network. The method includes: transmitting an authentication request by the authenticator to an authentication server being coupled thereto; making by the authentication server an authentication decision based upon predefined rules and conditions; and transmitting by the authentication server to the authenticator an authentication reply that comprises a result of the authentication decision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Jeanne Emmanuelle Rita De Jaegher, Erwin Alfons Constant Six, Michaƫl Andries Thomas Beck, Dimitri Papadimitriou
  • Patent number: 7715394
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a method to forward an Ethernet packet in an Ethernet based access network. It comprises the step of receiving the Ethernet packet at a network access node being part of the access network and further the step of transforming at the network access node a first Ethernet MAC address contained in the Ethernet packet into a second Ethernet MAC address. Either the first or the second Ethernet MAC address comprises subscriber or subscriber line identification. Subsequently the step of continuing the communication protocol is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: ALCATEL
    Inventor: Erwin Alfons Constant Six
  • Patent number: 7701879
    Abstract: A method for control of communications from an edge device of an access network, via the provisioning or the non-provisioning of at least one layer 2 destination address of at least one other edge device of the access network to the edge device by a network management module of the access network. The at least one layer 2 destination address is delivered to the edge device on request of the edge device. In an exemplary embodiment, the edge device checks, upon arrival of a packet including at least one layer 2 destination address, whether the at least one layer 2 destination address is stored within a communications restriction filter of the edge device and generates the request including the at least one layer 2 destination address in case the at least one layer 2 destination address is not stored within the communication restriction filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Alcatel
    Inventors: Jeanne Emmanuelle Rita De Jaegher, Razvan Manisor, Erwin Alfons Constant Six
  • Patent number: 7701885
    Abstract: A point-to-multipoint telecommunication system can be made more flexible by providing upstream units with generators and locators for generating at least two subsequent overhead cells located next to each other and neighbouring a larger number of data cells for supplying system information. Downstream units are provided with detectors for detecting the subsequent overhead cells. This new signal flame structure allows a larger number of data cells to be exchanged without being interrupted by an overhead cell. Each cell consists of at least 53 bytes in accordance with the Asynchronous Transfer Mode or ATM standard. The at least two overhead cells comprise two overhead cells for supporting 54 data cells, or comprise three overhead cells for supporting 103 data cells. The point-to-multipoint telecommunication systems comprise passive optical networks, with upstream units corresponding to line terminators, and with downstream units corresponding to network terminators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Alcatel
    Inventors: Tim Gyselings, Edwin August Philomena Ringoot, Erwin Alfons Constant Six, Dessislava Nikolacva Nikolova
  • Publication number: 20090158328
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an IPTV Channel selection device, for use in an IPTV system said IPTV system comprising a meta-information holding part that is adapted to store meta-information on each channel of a plurality of IPTV channels, wherein the IPTV Channel selection device comprises a selection engine that is adapted to select at least one IPTV channel from said plurality of IPTV channels based on meta-information on each channel of said plurality of IPTV channels in combination with at least one user-related selection criterion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventors: Rafael Huysegems, Ing-Jyh Tsang, Nico Victor Verzijp, Erwin Alfons Constant Six, Hans Maurice Felix Corneel Dequeker, Jeroen Hoet, Edith Beatrice Louise M.G. Gilon, Steven Gerard Boucque
  • Publication number: 20040264458
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a method to forward an Ethernet packet in an Ethernet based access network. It comprises the step of receiving the Ethernet packet at a network access node being part of the access network and further the step of transforming at the network access node a first Ethernet MAC address contained in the Ethernet packet into a second Ethernet MAC address. Either the first or the second Ethernet MAC address comprises subscriber or subscriber line identification. Subsequently the step of continuing the communication protocol is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2004
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Applicant: ALCATEL
    Inventor: Erwin Alfons Constant Six
  • Publication number: 20040128561
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and associated devices to provide an authentication for a user in a telecommunication network during session establishment according to a protocol between a user-equipment and an authentication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Applicant: ALCATEL
    Inventors: Christele Bouchat, Sven Maurice Joseph Ooghe, Erwin Alfons Constant Six
  • Publication number: 20030219015
    Abstract: Variable length data packets are encapsulated by adding an Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) compatible, five octet long packet header (PACKET-HDR) to each data packet. The fifth octet of this packet header constitutes a header error check field (HEC).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2003
    Publication date: November 27, 2003
    Applicant: ALCATEL
    Inventors: Erwin Alfons Constant Six, Edwin August Philomena Ringoot, Tim Gyselings
  • Publication number: 20030219016
    Abstract: A point-to-multipoint telecommunication system can be made more flexible by providing upstream units (1) with generators (16) and locators (15) for generating at least two subsequent overhead cells located next to each other and neighbouring a larger number of data cells for supplying system information. Downstream units (2,3) are provided with detectors (25,35) for detecting said subsequent overhead cells. This new signal frame structure allows a larger number of data cells to be exchanged without being interrupted by an overhead cell. Each cell consists of at least 53 bytes in accordance with the Asynchronous Transfer Mode or ATM standard. Said at least two overhead cells comprise two overhead cells for supporting 54 data cells, or comprise three overhead cells for supporting 103 data cells. Said point-to-multipoint telecommunication systems comprise passive optical networks, with upstream units (1) corresponding with line terminators, and with downstream units (2,3) corresponding with network terminators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2003
    Publication date: November 27, 2003
    Applicant: ALCATEL
    Inventors: Tim Gyselings, Edwin August Philomena Ringoot, Erwin Alfons Constant Six, Dessislava Nikolacva Nikolova
  • Publication number: 20030219031
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a time slot management method for use in a time division multiple access system that couples a line termination via a tree-like network to a plurality of network terminations. This method comprises the step of at first transmitting by the line terminator at least one grant towards a network terminator in order to allocate at least one adjacent subsequent corresponding upstream time-slot to said network terminator. A second step is receiving the at least one grant by said network termination from the line termination followed by the step of recognising if the at least one grant is associated to the network termination and the step of transmitting upon recognition of the at least one grant being associated to said network termination by the network terminator, overhead data in the first time slot of the at least one time slot and payload data in each potential adjacent subsequent time slot of at least one time-slot allocated to said network terminator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2003
    Publication date: November 27, 2003
    Applicant: ALCATEL
    Inventors: Tim Gyselings, Edwin August Philomena Ringoot, Erwin Alfons Constant Six, Brecht Stubbe