Patents by Inventor Gunnar Bark

Gunnar Bark 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: 20180332621
    Abstract: According to an aspect, there is provided a method of operating a network node in a telecommunication network to provide an additional random access, RA, resource to a periodic RA resource provided by a first signal from the telecommunication network, the method comprising selectively transmitting a second signal to one or more terminal devices in the telecommunication network to provide an additional RA resource, the second signal indicating information required for a RA request on the additional RA resource by the one or more terminal devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Erik Eriksson, Martin Hessler, Pål Frenger, Gunnar Bark
  • Publication number: 20170331670
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus in a fifth-generation wireless communications network, including an example method, in a wireless device, that includes determining a reporting quality threshold for a parameter related to channel state information (CSI); performing a measurement for each of a plurality of beams from a first predetermined set of beams for evaluation; evaluating the measurement for each of the plurality of beams against the reporting quality threshold; discontinuing the performing and evaluating of measurements in response to determining that the reporting quality threshold is met for one of the beams, such that one or more beams in the first predetermined set of beams are not measured and evaluated; and reporting, to the wireless communications network, CSI for the one of the beams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Stefan Parkvall, Janne Peisa, Gunnar Mildh, Robert Baldemair, Stefan Wager, Jonas Kronander, Karl Werner, Richard Abrahamsson, Ismet Aktas, Peter Alriksson, Junaid Ansari, Shehzad Ali Ashraf, Henrik Asplund, Fredrik Athley, Håkan Axelsson, Joakim Axmon, Johan Axnäs, Kumar Balachandran, Gunnar Bark, Jan-Erik Berg, Andreas Bergström, Håkan Björkegren, Nadia Brahmi, Cagatay Capar, Anders Carlsson, Andreas Cedergren, Mikael Coldrey, Icaro L. J. da Silva, Erik Dahlman, Ali El Essaili, Ulrika Engström, Mårten Ericson, Erik Eriksson, Mikael Fallgren, Rui Fan, Gabor Fodor, Pål Frenger, Jonas Fridén, Jonas Fröberg Olsson, Anders Furuskär, Johan Furuskog, Virgile Garcia, Ather Gattami, Fredrik Gunnarsson, Ulf Gustavsson, Bo Hagerman, Fredrik Harrysson, Ning He, Martin Hessler, Kimmo Hiltunen, Songnam Hong, Dennis Hui, Jörg Huschke, Tim Irnich, Sven Jacobsson, Niklas Jaldén, Simon Järmyr, Zhiyuan Jiang, Martin Johansson, Niklas Johansson, Du Ho Kang, Eleftherios Karipidis, Patrik Karlsson, Ali S. Khayrallah, Caner Kilinc, Göran N. Klang, Sara Landström, Christina Larsson, Gen Li, Bo Lincoln, Lars Lindbom, Robert Lindgren, Bengt Lindoff, Fredrik Lindqvist, Jinhua Liu, Thorsten Lohmar, Qianxi Lu, Lars Manholm, Ivana Maric, Jonas Medbo, Qingyu Miao, Reza Moosavi, Walter Müller, Elena Myhre, Johan Nilsson, Karl Norrman, Bengt-Erik Olsson, Torgny Palenius, Sven Petersson, Jose Luis Pradas, Mikael Prytz, Olav Queseth, Pradeepa Ramachandra, Edgar Ramos, Andres Reial, Thomas Rimhagen, Emil Ringh, Patrik Rugeland, Johan Rune, Joachim Sachs, Henrik Sahlin, Vidit Saxena, Nima Seifi, Yngve Selén, Eliane Semaan, Sachin Sharma, Cong Shi, Johan Sköld, Magnus Stattin, Anders Stjernman, Dennis Sundman, Lars Sundström, Miurel Isabel Tercero Vargas, Claes Tidestav, Sibel Tombaz, Johan Torsner, Hugo Tullberg, Jari Vikberg, Peter Von Wrycza, Thomas Walldeen, Anders Wallén, Pontus Wallentin, Hai Wang, Ke Wang Helmersson, Jianfeng Wang, Yi-Pin Eric Wang, Niclas Wiberg, Emma Wittenmark, Osman Nuri Can Yilmaz, Ali Zaidi, Zhan Zhang, Zhang Zhang, Yanli Zheng
  • Publication number: 20170331577
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus in a fifth-generation wireless communications, including an example method, in a wireless device, that includes receiving a downlink signal comprising an uplink access configuration index, using the uplink access configuration index to identify an uplink access configuration from among a predetermined plurality of uplink access configurations, and transmitting to the wireless communications network according to the identified uplink access configuration. The example method further includes, in the same wireless device, receiving, in a first subframe, a first Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM) transmission formatted according to a first numerology and receiving, in a second subframe, a second OFDM transmission formatted according to a second numerology, the second numerology differing from the first numerology. Variants of this method, corresponding apparatuses, and corresponding network-side methods and apparatuses are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Stefan Parkvall, Janne Peisa, Gunnar Mildh, Robert Baldemair, Stefan Wager, Jonas Kronander, Karl Werner, Richard Abrahamsson, Ismet Aktas, Peter Alriksson, Junaid Ansari, Shehzad Ali Ashraf, Henrik Asplund, Fredrik Athley, Håkan Axelsson, Joakim Axmon, Johan Axnäs, Kumar Balachandran, Gunnar Bark, Jan-Erik Berg, Andreas Bergström, Håkan Björkegren, Nadia Brahmi, Cagatay Capar, Anders Carlsson, Andreas Cedergren, Mikael Coldrey, Icaro L. J. da Silva, Erik Dahlman, Ali El Essaili, Ulrika Engström, Mårten Ericson, Erik Eriksson, Mikael Fallgren, Rui Fan, Gabor Fodor, Pål Frenger, Jonas Fridén, Jonas Fröberg Olsson, Anders Furuskär, Johan Furuskog, Virgile Garcia, Ather Gattami, Fredrik Gunnarsson, Ulf Gustavsson, Bo Hagerman, Fredrik Harrysson, Ning He, Martin Hessler, Kimmo Hiltunen, Songnam Hong, Dennis Hui, Jörg Huschke, Tim Irnich, Sven Jacobsson, Niklas Jaldén, Simon Järmyr, Zhiyuan Jiang, Martin Johansson, Niklas Johansson, Du Ho Kang, Eleftherios Karipidis, Patrik Karlsson, Ali S. Khayrallah, Caner Kilinc, Göran N. Klang, Sara Landström, Christina Larsson, Gen Li, Lars Lindbom, Robert Lindgren, Bengt Lindoff, Fredrik Lindqvist, Jinhua Liu, Thorsten Lohmar, Qianxi Lu, Lars Manholm, Ivana Maric, Jonas Medbo, Qingyu Miao, Reza Moosavi, Walter Müller, Elena Myhre, Karl Norrman, Bengt-Erik Olsson, Torgny Palenius, Sven Petersson, Jose Luis Pradas, Mikael Prytz, Olav Queseth, Pradeepa Ramachandra, Edgar Ramos, Andres Reial, Thomas Rimhagen, Emil Ringh, Patrik Rugeland, Johan Rune, Joachim Sachs, Henrik Sahlin, Vidit Saxena, Nima Seifi, Yngve Selén, Eliane Semaan, Sachin Sharma, Cong Shi, Johan Sköld, Magnus Stattin, Anders Stjernman, Dennis Sundman, Lars Sundström, Miurel Isabel Tercero Vargas, Claes Tidestav, Sibel Tombaz, Johan Torsner, Hugo Tullberg, Jari Vikberg, Peter Von Wrycza, Thomas Walldeen, Pontus Wallentin, Hai Wang, Ke Wang Helmersson, Jianfeng Wang, Yi-Pin Eric Wang, Niclas Wiberg, Emma Wittenmark, Osman Nuri Can Yilmaz, Ali Zaidi, Zhan Zhang, Zhang Zhang, Yanli Zheng
  • Patent number: 8842625
    Abstract: The present solution provides a method in a base station (110) for selecting one or more user equipments (120) to be scheduled for a transmission. After receiving (201) channel state information from the respective one or more user equipments (120), the base station (110) estimates (202) the throughput of the transmission of the respective one or more user equipments (120). The throughput is based on the received channel state information. The base station (110) further estimates (203) the consumption of throughput that is expected for transmitting scheduling information to each of the respective one or more user equipments (120). The base station then selects (204) the respective one or more user equipments (120) to be scheduled for transmission based on a criterion. The criterion is based on the estimated throughput and the estimated consumption of throughput that is expected for transmitting the scheduling information to the respective one or more user equipments (120).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Gunnar Bark, Eva Englund, Erik Larsson
  • Patent number: 8825101
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and an arrangement of obtaining efficient power control during soft handover in a communication network system when a user equipment (18) is in communication with two or more radio base stations (15a, 15b) over a radio interface on downlink (17) and uplink (16) channels. Transmit power control (TPC) commands are received from said two or more radio base stations (15a, 15b) on said downlink channels (17). Said received transmit power control commands are analyzed and a power offset on said uplink channels (16) is adjusted based on said analyzed transmit power control commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Gunnar Bark, Eva Englund, Rong Hu, Niclas Wiberg
  • Patent number: 8660106
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method, arrangement and computer-readable medium for optimizing code utilization in a code division multiple access (CDMA) communication network comprising a first communication network entity (10), a second communication network entity (15) connected to said first communication network entity over a communication interface and one or more user equipments (18) transmitting data using a scrambling code to said second communication network entity (15) over a radio interface on an uplink channel (14). Firstly, in what type of radio environment said one or more user equipments are is identified. Secondly, a traffic activity over the radio interface is measured. Thereafter, when and how to use a secondary scrambling code is determined based on the type of radio environment and traffic activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Rong Hu, Muhammad Kazmi, Arne Simonsson, Gunnar Bark
  • Publication number: 20120207120
    Abstract: The present solution provides a method in a base station (110) for selecting one or more user equipments (120) to be scheduled for a transmission. After receiving (201) channel state information from the respective one or more user equipments (120), the base station (110) estimates (202) the throughput of the transmission of the respective one or more user equipments (120). The throughput is based on the received channel state information. The base station (110) further estimates (203) the consumption of throughput that is expected for transmitting scheduling information to each of the respective one or more user equipments (120). The base station then selects (204) the respective one or more user equipments (120) to be scheduled for transmission based on a criterion. The criterion is based on the estimated throughput and the estimated consumption of throughput that is expected for transmitting the scheduling information to the respective one or more user equipments (120).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Gunnar Bark, Eva Englund, Erik Larsson
  • Patent number: 8184597
    Abstract: A radio resource management technique in a cellular telecommunication system is disclosed. The telecommunication system comprises at least one radio network controlling component and one or more base station components operable to implement an uplink scheduling scheme in relation to one or more user terminals. A method embodiment comprises the steps of receiving, by one of the base station components from the at least one radio network controlling component, at least one interference control parameter, of generating one or more scheduling grants taking into account the at least one interference control parameter, and of issuing the one or more scheduling grants to one or more user terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Eva Englund, Gunnar Bark, Tjeerd De Boer, Patrik Karlsson, Dirk Gerstenberger, Mats Sagfors, Fredrik Gunnarsson, Ke Wang Helmersson, Stefan Parkvall
  • Patent number: 8135017
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and an arrangement for obtaining efficient radio resource allocation in a mobile communication network comprising a communication network entity (15) and at least one user equipment (18) transmitting data to said mobile communication network entity (15) over a radio interface. A first data transmission from said at least one user equipment (18) is received, whereby said first transmission is decoded and a message (ACK/NACK) based on a result of the decoding is sent on a downlink channel (13) comprising information of said first received data transmission. A second data transmission from said at least one user equipment (18) is received, whereby the power on said downlink channel (13) is adjusted depending on the result of said decoding and the content in said received second data transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Eva Englund, Stefan Parkvall, Gunnar Bark, Ke Wang Helmersson, Mats Sågfors, Rong Hu
  • Patent number: 8009607
    Abstract: A radio network provides centralized load control in order to control uplink interference in a cell while at the same time permitting adaptation to fast channel variations. The radio network sends to a mobile terminal a percentage of time that the mobile terminal may transmit over a radio channel in the uplink direction to the radio network. The mobile determines a current or future condition of the radio channel and restricts uplink transmissions based on the received percentage and the radio channel condition. Transmissions are restricted to times when the current or future condition is favorable up to the percentage amount. Channel condition favorability may be determined by the mobile station, in one example embodiment, by comparing the radio channel condition to an average condition of the channel, such as a local or moving average channel condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Fredrik Gunnarsson, Niclas Wiberg, Gunnar Bark, Eva Englund
  • Patent number: 7983687
    Abstract: An uplink signal-to-interference ratio for each of multiple mobile radio terminal connections supported in a cell in a cellular communications system is estimated. A signal-to-interference ratio error is determined for selected ones of the estimated uplink signal-to-interference ratios. One or more signal-to-interference ratio errors are identified that exceed a signal-to-interference ratio error threshold. An instability indicator associated with the cell is determined based on the one or more identified signal-to-interference ratio errors. A load control decision and/or a decision for scheduling one or more uplink mobile radio transmissions in the cell may then be made based on the instability indicator, e.g., to prevent a transmission power rush in the uplink in the cell and/or to efficiently use available resources for uplink transmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Eva Englund, Fredrik Gunnarsson, Gunnar Bark, Patrik Karlsson
  • Publication number: 20100331035
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and an arrangement of obtaining efficient power control during soft handover in a communication network system when a user equipment (18) is in communication with two or more radio base stations (15a, 15b) over a radio interface on downlink (17) and uplink (16) channels. Transmit power control (TPC) commands are received from said two or more radio base stations (15a, 15b) on said downlink channels (17). Said received transmit power control commands are analysed and a power offset on said uplink channels (16) is adjusted based on said analysed transmit power control commands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Gunnar Bark, Eva Englund, Rong Hu, Niclas Wiberg
  • Publication number: 20090238148
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and an arrangement for obtaining efficient radio resource allocation in a mobile communication network comprising a communication network entity (15) and at least one user equipment (18) transmitting data to said mobile communication network entity (15) over a radio interface. A first data transmission from said at least one user equipment (18) is received, whereby said first transmission is decoded and a message (ACK/NACK) based on a result of the decoding is sent on a downlink channel (13) comprising information of said first received data transmission. A second data transmission from said at least one user equipment (18) is received, whereby the power on said downlink channel (13) is adjusted depending on the result of said decoding and the content in said received second data transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2005
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventors: Eva Englund, Stefan Parkvall, Gunnar Bark, Ke Wang Helmersson, Mats Sagfors, Rong Hu
  • Publication number: 20090154441
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method, arrangement and computer-readable medium for optimizing code utilization in a code division multiple access (CDMA) communication network comprising a first communication network entity (10), a second communication network entity (15) connected to said first communication network entity over a communication interface and one or more user equipments (18) transmitting data using a scrambling code to said second communication network entity (15) over a radio interface on an uplink channel (14). Firstly, in what type of radio environment said one or more user equipments are is identified. Secondly, a traffic activity over the radio interface is measured. Thereafter, when and how to use a secondary scrambling code is determined based on the type of radio environment and traffic activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventors: Rong Hu, Muhammad Kazmi, Ame Simonsson, Gunnar Bark
  • Patent number: 7457260
    Abstract: A method of controlling the sending of data packets from a Base Station (BS) of a Radio Access Network (RAN) to a UE, where the BS is one of a set of BSs transmitting identical data to the UE and each said data packet has a sequence number. The method comprises implementing at the BS an Automatic Repetition reQuest (ARQ) mechanism for resending data packets erroneously received by the UE and, upon receipt of an ARQ status message from the UE, advancing a transmission window of the BS so that its lower region covers the packet having the highest sequence number for which an ARQ acknowledgement has nor yet been received. Where a single BS is transmitting in the downlink direction, and a soft handover set exists for an uplink reverse channel, downlink sending buffers of the BSs of the soft handover set may be synchronized by the exchange of ARQ messages between BSs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Johan Torsner, Raul Söderström, Janne Peisa, Toomas Wigell, Gunnar Bark, Ke Wang Hemersson, Niclas Wiberg
  • Publication number: 20080279121
    Abstract: An uplink signal-to-interference ratio for each of multiple mobile radio terminal connections supported in a cell in a cellular communications system is estimated. A signal-to-interference ratio error is determined for selected ones of the estimated uplink signal-to-interference ratios. One or more signal-to-interference ratio errors are identified that exceed a signal-to-interference ratio error threshold. An instability indicator associated with the cell is determined based on the one or more identified signal-to-interference ratio errors. A load control decision and/or a decision for scheduling one or more uplink mobile radio transmissions in the cell may then be made based on the instability indicator, e.g., to prevent a transmission power rush in the uplink in the cell and/or to efficiently use available resources for uplink transmissions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Applicant: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Eva Englund, Fredrik Gunnarsson, Gunnar Bark, Patrik Karlsson
  • Publication number: 20080214197
    Abstract: A radio resource management technique in a cellular telecommunication system is disclosed. The telecommunication system comprises at least one radio network controlling component and one or more base station components operable to implement an uplink scheduling scheme in relation to one or more user terminals. A method embodiment comprises the steps of receiving, by one of the base station components from the at least one radio network controlling component, at least one interference control parameter, of generating one or more scheduling grants taking into account the at least one interference control parameter, and of issuing the one or more scheduling grants to one or more user terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2006
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventors: Eva Englund, Gunnar Bark, Tjeerd De Boer, Patrik Karlsson, Dirk Gerstenberger, Mats Sagfors, Fredrik Gunnarsson, Ke Wang Helmersson, Stefan Parkvall
  • Patent number: 7146175
    Abstract: A serving RNC signals the load contribution of all mobiles for which it is the serving RNC to all cells controlled by another RNC that are affected by the uplink transmissions of those mobiles. This allows the other RNC to determine the contribution of those mobiles to the total uplink interference in its cells. In one example, the uplink load maybe estimated using mobile-based path gain measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Göran Rune, Gunnar Bark, Niclas Wiberg, Fredrik Gunnarsson
  • Patent number: 6982946
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus for spreading physical channels using partly orthogonal multiple code trees. A portion of a first code tree is used to spread the physical channels. This first code tree is a combination of a channelization code sequence and a first scrambling code sequence. A portion of a second code tree is used to spread the physical channels that are remaining and were not spread using the first code tree. This second code tree is a combination of the channelization code sequence and a second scrambling code formed by modifying the first scrambling code. The portion of the second code tree used to spread the channels is orthogonal to the portion of the first code tree used. A plurality of other code trees could be formed using scrambling codes based on the modification of the first scrambling code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Niclas Wiberg, Gunnar Bark, Ke Wang Helmersson
  • Publication number: 20040209624
    Abstract: A serving RNC signals the load contribution of all mobiles for which it is the serving RNC to all cells controlled by another RNC that are affected by the uplink transmissions of those mobiles. This allows the other RNC to determine the contribution of those mobiles to the total uplink interference in its cells. In one example, the uplinkload maybe estimated using mobile-based path gain measurements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2003
    Publication date: October 21, 2004
    Inventors: Goran Rune, Gunnar Bark, Niclas Wiberg, Fredrik Gunnarsson