Patents by Inventor George Koudouridis

George Koudouridis 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: 10813023
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an access network node for a wireless communication system. The access network node is configured to act as a source access network node or as a target access network node, and comprises a transceiver configured to receive a handover instruction from a control device, the handover instruction comprising a handover time instance for a user device, a processor configured to serve the user device by maintaining a data connection with the user device until the handover time instance, and share an Automatic Repeat Request/Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request, ARQ/HARQ, process with a target access network node for the user device; or serve the user device by maintaining a data connection with the user device after the handover time instance, and share a ARQ/HARQ process with a source access network node for the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Henrik Lundqvist, George Koudouridis, Tao Cai, Kari Juhani Leppanen, Zhixi Wang
  • Patent number: 10771210
    Abstract: An Access Node (ANd), for allocating a beacon resource pattern to a User Node (UNd), is configured to: detect the UNd by receiving an uplink beacon signal from the UNd; allocate a beacon resource pattern from a predetermined set of beacon resource patterns to the detected UNd; and signal information about the allocated beacon resource pattern to the UNd.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xavier Gelabert, Petteri Kela, George Koudouridis, Johan Christer Qvarfordt
  • Publication number: 20200260405
    Abstract: A first network access node for a wireless communication system obtains a set of first radio service information (RSI) for a set of first position information in a service area. Each first RSI of the set of first RSI comprises a first RSI estimate, a first estimate type indicating how the first RSI estimate was estimated, and a first radio service type defining the first RSI estimate. The first network access node further receives a first control message from a second network access node. Corresponding methods and computer program products are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: George KOUDOURIDIS, Johan Christer QVARFORDT
  • Patent number: 10681554
    Abstract: A controller node for a wireless communication system includes a processor for operating the controller node in a configuration test context. The processor is configured to transmit at least one configuration test message including at least one configuration test setting and at least one operational setting to at least one first radio node and at least one second radio node, receive a test report indicating at least one result of at least one configuration test of the configuration test context, determine from the test report a capability of the at least one first radio node to operate as an authorized and verified radio node in the wireless communication system, and transmit the capability to the at least one first radio node that the at least one first radio node is an authorized and verified radio node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: George Koudouridis, Henrik Lundqvist
  • Patent number: 10674404
    Abstract: A network node for a wireless communication system is provided. The first network node comprises a processor configured to obtain channel quality information for a user device, obtain a load information for first radio access resources, determine a first association of the first radio access resources to the user device based on the channel quality information and the load information, the first association being valid during a first validity time period, compute first user data rates for the first radio access resources based on the channel quality information, determine a utilization of the first radio access resources based on the first association and the first user data rates. A corresponding method, a wireless communication system, a computer program, and a computer program product are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: George Koudouridis, Pablo Soldati, Henrik Lundqvist, Johan Christer Qvarfordt
  • Publication number: 20200107366
    Abstract: A client device is configured to receive an indication of a first network SINR for a first data transmission from a network node, and to derive the first network SINR based on the indication of a first network SINR. The client device is further configured to estimate a SINR adjustment for a second data transmission from the network node, and to compute a SINR difference value between the first network SINR and the SINR adjustment. Furthermore, the client device is configured to transmit at least one first control message having an indication of the SINR adjustment to the network node if the SINR difference value is larger than a threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Petteri KELA, Mario COSTA, George KOUDOURIDIS
  • Publication number: 20200021952
    Abstract: The invention relates to devices in a wireless network transmitting uplink beacons such as a network node comprising a transceiver for communication with at least one User Equipment, UE. The network node is configured to receive an at least one uplink beacon corresponding to the at least one UE, and to determine a group comprising at least a first UE and a second UE, based on received uplink beacons from the first UE and the second UE. The network node is also configured to determine uplink beacon reconfiguration for each UE in the group, comprising information specifying a group uplink beacon, and information specifying a UE configuration for the UEs of the group, indicating each UE of the group either as being a UE for sending said group uplink beacon, or as a UE for receiving said group uplink beacon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: George KOUDOURIDIS, Henrik LUNDQVIST, Xavier GELABERT
  • Patent number: 10524196
    Abstract: A first Control Node (CNd) and a method therein, for selecting a serving CNd for a User Node (UNd) by communication with at least a second CNd. The first CNd is configured to receive an uplink beacon measurement report comprising at least one measurement of an UNd uplink beacon, from at least one Access Node (ANd) controlled by the first CNd. The first CNd is further configured to preliminarily select a serving CNd for the UNd, based on the received uplink beacon measurement report concerning the UNd; confirm the preliminarily selected serving CNd by communication with the second CNd; and, select serving CNd for the UNd when the preliminarily selected serving CNd is confirmed by the second CNd.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xavier Gelabert, Yinggang Du, George Koudouridis, Andrey Krendzel
  • Patent number: 10499373
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a first network node and a second network node. The first network node comprises: a processor and a transceiver, wherein the transceiver is configured to receive a first signal comprising a network information message indicating network information associated with a region (R) or with at least one sub-region (SR) of the region (R); wherein the processor is configured to determine a density of network nodes for operation ?b in the region (R) or in the sub-region (SR) based on the network information. Furthermore, the present disclosure also relates to corresponding methods, a computer program, and a computer program product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Pablo Soldati, George Koudouridis
  • Patent number: 10440635
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a user device and a network node. The user device comprises a transceiver configured to broadcast an access signal SA when not being connected to any radio communication networks, receive an access response signal SR in response to broadcasting the access signal SA, communicate with at least one network node of the radio communication network. The network node comprises a transceiver and a processor; wherein the transceiver is configured to receive a broadcasted access signal SA, wherein the broadcasted access signal SA comprises identity information of the user device; wherein the processor is configured to assign at least one frequency spectrum segment for communication for the user device; and wherein the transceiver is further configured to transmit an access response signal SR to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Pablo Soldati, George Koudouridis
  • Patent number: 10306647
    Abstract: An apparatus for assigning a plurality of access nodes of a wireless communication network to control areas includes a processing apparatus. The processing apparatus is configured to assign each access node in the plurality of access nodes to a control area of a plurality of control areas and to determine a first control phase. The first control phase is a period of time during which the assignment of access nodes to control areas remains constant. The processing apparatus is configured to, when changing from the first control phase to a following second control phase, reassign at least a subset of access nodes which were assigned during the first control phase to a first control area to a second control area and reassign at least a subset of access nodes which were assigned during the first control phase to a third control area to the first control area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jussi Salmi, Petteri Kela, George Koudouridis
  • Publication number: 20190150043
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an access network node for a wireless communication system. The access network node is configured to act as a source access network node or as a target access network node, and comprises a transceiver configured to receive a handover instruction from a control device, the handover instruction comprising a handover time instance for a user device, a processor configured to serve the user device by maintaining a data connection with the user device until the handover time instance, and share an Automatic Repeat Request/Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request, ARQ/HARQ, process with a target access network node for the user device; or serve the user device by maintaining a data connection with the user device after the handover time instance, and share a ARQ/HARQ process with a source access network node for the user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Henrik LUNDQVIST, George KOUDOURIDIS, Tao CAI, Kari Juhani LEPPANEN, Zhixi WANG
  • Publication number: 20190149996
    Abstract: A controller node for a wireless communication system includes a processor for operating the controller node in a configuration test context. The processor is configured to transmit at least one configuration test message including at least one configuration test setting and at least one operational setting to at least one first radio node and at least one second radio node, receive a test report indicating at least one result of at least one configuration test of the configuration test context, determine from the test report a capability of the at least one first radio node to operate as an authorized and verified radio node in the wireless communication system, and transmit the capability to the at least one first radio node that the at least one first radio node is an authorized and verified radio node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: George KOUDOURIDIS, Henrik LUNDQVIST
  • Patent number: 10285182
    Abstract: A network node (110, 120, 130) and a method therein for radio access resource allocation of a mobile station (140) is disclosed. The network node (110, 120, 130) comprises a receiver (630), configured to receive at least one first parameter value associated with a radio communication condition of the mobile station (140), at least one second parameter value associated with communication capabilities of the mobile station (140), and at least one third parameter value indicating operability in MRTD of the mobile station (140). Further the network node (110, 120, 130) comprises a processor (620), configured to allocate at least one radio access resource to the mobile station (140), based on the received parameter values. In addition, the network node (110, 120, 130) comprises a transmitter (610), configured to inform the mobile station (140) of the at least one allocated radio access resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: George Koudouridis, Henrik Lundqvist
  • Patent number: 10264582
    Abstract: A network node and a user device and methods thereof are described. A network node includes a transceiver, and a processor. The transceiver transmits a frequency utilization signal SFUS having a frequency utilization information (FUI) associated with at least one available frequency spectrum segment, and receives a communication preference signal SCPS. The processor assigns at least one frequency spectrum segment for communication. A user device includes a transceiver and a processor. The transceiver of the user device receives a frequency utilization signal SFUS comprising frequency utilization information (FUI) associated with at least one available frequency spectrum segment. The processor of the user device determines communication preference information (CPI) for the user device; and the transceiver of the user device transmits a communication preference signal SCPS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Pablo Soldati, George Koudouridis
  • Publication number: 20190053100
    Abstract: A network node for a wireless communication system is provided. The first network node comprises a processor configured to obtain channel quality information for a user device, obtain a load information for first radio access resources, determine a first association of the first radio access resources to the user device based on the channel quality information and the load information, the first association being valid during a first validity time period, compute first user data rates for the first radio access resources based on the channel quality information, determine a utilization of the first radio access resources based on the first association and the first user data rates. A corresponding method, a wireless communication system, a computer program, and a computer program product are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: George KOUDOURIDIS, Pablo SOLDATI, Henrik LUNDQVIST, Johan Christer QVARFORDT
  • Patent number: 10187296
    Abstract: Embodiments of present invention relate to an access node device arranged for receiving and forwarding data packets in a communication network, the device comprising at least one processor arranged to: receive data packets from an user node; and forward the data packets in a stateless mode over a first path to a destination gateway node, the first path being a default path, or forward the data packets in a stateful mode over a second path to a destination node, the second path being determined by user and/or session specific information for said user node. Furthermore, the invention also relates to a corresponding gateway node device, a method in an access node, a method in a gateway node, a computer program, and a computer program product thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Henrik Lundqvist, George Koudouridis, Petteri Kela
  • Patent number: 10178557
    Abstract: A first network node and a second network node are disclosed. The first network node comprises a processor and a transceiver. The transceiver is configured to receive a first signal S1 comprising a network information message indicating network information associated with a first network operator in a region. The processor is configured to determine an allocation of frequency resources for operation W1, for the first network operator or a second network operator in the region, based on the network information, and the processor is further configured to determine a density of network nodes for operation ?b or a frequency spectrum access price, for the first network operator or the second network operator, based on the network information. Corresponding methods, a computer program, and a computer program product are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Pablo Soldati, George Koudouridis
  • Patent number: 10143032
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a user device and a network node. Furthermore, the present invention also relates to corresponding methods, a computer program, and a computer program product. A Radio Network Temporary Identifier (RNTI) is assigned to a User Device from a radio communication network, wherein the assigned RNTI is valid for a plurality of network nodes of the radio communication network and associated with a common data channel of the radio communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Petteri Kela, Henrik Lundqvist, George Koudouridis, Henrik Olofsson
  • Patent number: 9967719
    Abstract: An embodiment of an apparatus for determining clusters of access nodes includes a processing apparatus configured to determine a first cluster based on a first metric, wherein the first cluster comprises one or more access nodes for serving at least a first user node, assign further user nodes to be served by the one or more access nodes of the first cluster based on a spatial separation of the further user nodes and a second metric, and determine at least a further cluster by repeating the determining and assigning steps for further access nodes and user nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Petteri Kela, Jussi Salmi, George Koudouridis