Patents by Inventor Javier Lorca Hernando

Javier Lorca Hernando 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: 11128352
    Abstract: Method and system to dynamically associate spatial layers to beams in a FWA network operating in the millimeter-wave frequency range. A base station and a CPE are willing to wirelessly transmit and receive data through a wireless channel of the FWA network, the base station having beamforming capabilities henceforth generating multiple wireless beams. The base station performs all baseband wireless functions related for creating, keeping and managing the connections between the base station and the CPE at baseband level, wherein information is handled in the form of up to M spatial layer signals, and with no built-in capabilities for creation, detection or management of the beams. The base station also performs all necessary RF functions at millimeter-wave frequencies, including beamforming and conversion from complex baseband signals to RF signals and vice versa, and also couples the RF signals to the wireless channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonica, S.A.
    Inventors: Javier Lorca Hernando, Elena Serna Santiago
  • Patent number: 11038562
    Abstract: A method and transmitter for generating broadcast beam patterns in massive MIMO systems, the transmitter comprising a rectangular antenna array with a number N1 of antenna elements in the horizontal direction and a number N2 of antenna elements in the vertical direction. The MIMO transmitter generates broadcast beam patterns with determined beam widths in horizontal and vertical dimensions to cover a sector area of a cell by the rectangular antenna array radiating N1×N2 radiofrequency signals at a carrier frequency, the sector area being where a user equipment requests from the MIMO transmitter access to the cell. The beam widths in horizontal and vertical directions are determined by using an optimum set of complex excitation coefficients calculated from a discretized continuous-space array factor ?(?,?), which is based on a discretization over the elevation angle ? and the azimuth angle ? of the antenna elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: TELEFÓNICA, S.A.
    Inventors: Javier Lorca Hernando, Elena Serna Santiago, Monica Marti Molina
  • Publication number: 20210099204
    Abstract: A method and transmitter for generating broadcast beam patterns in massive MIMO systems, the transmitter comprising a rectangular antenna array with a number N1 of antenna elements in the horizontal direction and a number N2 of antenna elements in the vertical direction. The MIMO transmitter generates broadcast beam patterns with determined beam widths in horizontal and vertical dimensions to cover a sector area of a cell by the rectangular antenna array radiating N1×N2 radiofrequency signals at a carrier frequency, the sector area being where a user equipment requests from the MIMO transmitter access to the cell. The beam widths in horizontal and vertical directions are determined by using an optimum set of complex excitation coefficients calculated from a discretized continuous-space array factor ?(?, ?), which is based on a discretization over the elevation angle ? and the azimuth angle ? of the antenna elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Javier LORCA HERNANDO, Elena SERNA SANTIAGO, Monica MARTI MOLINA
  • Patent number: 10778499
    Abstract: A method to provide robustness against noise and interference in wireless communications, a transmitter and computer program products, involving sending to a receiver (13), through a wireless channel (12), information using a constant-envelope waveform with complex baseband representation of the form s[n]=Ac exp{j?[n]}.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonica, S.A.
    Inventors: Javier Lorca Hernando, Carlos González Sánchez
  • Publication number: 20200119776
    Abstract: Method and system to dynamically associate spatial layers to beams in a FWA network operating in the millimeter-wave frequency range. A base station (101) and a CPE (102) are willing to wirelessly transmit and receive data through a wireless channel of said FWA network, said base station (101) having beamforming capabilities henceforth generating multiple wireless beams (103). The base station (101) performs all baseband wireless functions related for creating, keeping and managing the connections between the base station (101) and the CPE (102) at baseband level, wherein information is handled in the form of up to M spatial layer signals, and with no built-in capabilities for creation, detection or management of the beams (103). The base station (101) also performs all necessary RF functions at millimeter-wave frequencies, including beamforming and conversion from complex baseband signals to RF signals and vice versa, and also couples the RF signals to said wireless channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: Telefonica, S.A.
    Inventors: Javier LORCA HERNANDO, Elena Serna Santiago
  • Patent number: 10284280
    Abstract: A system, method and device to overcome the effects of mobility in OFDM wireless cellular networks. Individual beams are isolated and Doppler impairments are compensated so the constituent beams can reach the users in DL with ideally no Doppler impairments. Similarly in UL the signals corresponding to the different spatial beams are detected and their Doppler impairments compensated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonica, S.A.
    Inventor: Javier Lorca Hernando
  • Publication number: 20190044672
    Abstract: A method to provide robustness against noise and interference in wireless communications, a transmitter and computer program products, involving sending to a receiver (13), through a wireless channel (12), information using a constant-envelope waveform with complex baseband representation of the form s[n]=Ac exp{j?[n]}.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: TELEFONICA, S.A.
    Inventors: Javier LORCA HERNANDO, Carlos GONZÁLEZ SÁNCHEZ
  • Patent number: 10153874
    Abstract: Method to perform joint scheduling in the downlink or in the uplink of a centralized OFDM radio access network for a plurality of users considering time, frequency and space domains, scheduler device thereof and computer program products. The method to be applied in the downlink or in the uplink of a centralized radio access network based on OFDM, whereby a set of remote radio heads of a set of remote units are connected to a central unit, that performs all (or part of) the radio-related processing tasks, wherein the scheduling exploit CoMP, NOMA and RF conditions and resource blanking techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonica, S.A.
    Inventor: Javier Lorca Hernando
  • Patent number: 10003435
    Abstract: A system, method and device for error detection/estimation in OFDM communications systems is proposed. The disclosed mechanism allows an efficient error prediction in a received packet, without having to perform full FEC decoding of the packet that could impair the overall latency of the system due to the time spent in a complete FEC decoding of the packet. In order to do that, it generates a decision variable with the aim to check whether a received packet has errors or not, after performing only partial FEC decoding of the packet, without either resorting to the use of error-detection codes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONICA, S.A.
    Inventor: Javier Lorca Hernando
  • Publication number: 20180138963
    Abstract: A system, method and device to overcome the effects of mobility in OFDM wireless cellular networks. Individual beams are isolated and Doppler impairments are compensated so the constituent beams can reach the users in DL with ideally no Doppler impairments. Similarly in UL the signals corresponding to the different spatial beams are detected and their Doppler impairments compensated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: Telefonica S.A.
    Inventor: Javier Lorca Hernando
  • Patent number: 9967126
    Abstract: A method to generate a wireless waveform for use in a wireless communication system, a wireless communication system and computer program product thereof The method comprises the generation of a waveform for application in the wireless communication system characterized by significant phase noise, Doppler spread, multipath, frequency instability, and/or low power efficiency by at the transmitter side: creating a discrete-time instantaneous frequency signal {tilde over (f)}[n]; appending a cyclic prefix with length LCP to the beginning of the discrete-time instantaneous frequency signal {tilde over (f)}[n]; constructing a discrete-time unwrapped instantaneous phase ?[n]; constructing a discrete-time complex baseband signal, and appending at the beginning a Constant Amplitude Zero Autocorrelation, CAZAC, signal of length LCP for multipath detection; and passing the constructed discrete-time complex baseband signal through a digital-to-analog, DAC, converter to yield the continuous-time radio frequency signal s(
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonica, S.A.
    Inventor: Javier Lorca Hernando
  • Patent number: 9923703
    Abstract: A system and method for reducing interferences in OFDM networks comprising generating (31) a set of pseudo-random coordination patterns {kin; i=0, . . . , N?1; n=0, . . . , M?1}, wherein kin are integers from 0 to M?1, M is the number of calls in a coordination cluster, N is the number of subcarriers, n is a cell identifier within the coordination cluster, and kin?kim?n?m, i=0, . . . , N?1; generating a randomizing pattern common to all cells within the coordination cluster, comprising an invertible transformation in the time domain of the complex symbols for each subcarrier; spreading (32) the complex symbols over M TTIs: b ? [ i , m ] = M ? ? m = 0 T - 1 ? ? a ? [ i , n ] ? exp ? [ - j2? ? ( Mn + k i ) · m / ( M · T ) ] . wherein a[i,n] denotes the symbols prior to the spreading (32), b[i,m] denotes the symbols after the spreading (32), 0?ki?M?1, i=0, . . . , N?1, m=0, . . .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonica, S.A.
    Inventor: Javier Lorca Hernando
  • Patent number: 9860020
    Abstract: A system, method and device for error detection/estimation in OFDM communications systems is proposed. The disclosed mechanism allows an efficient error prediction in a received data block (e.g. a packet) without using error detection codes that may impair spectral efficiency (due to the overhead) especially when very small size packets are used. In order to do that, it generates a decision variable with the aim to check whether a received block has errors or not, without resorting to the use of error-detection codes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONICA, S.A.
    Inventor: Javier Lorca Hernando
  • Patent number: 9780915
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for reducing the overhead caused by the presence of the cyclic prefix while enabling inter-carrier interference (ICI) and inter-symbol interference (ISI) cancellation in an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) network that includes an OFDM transmitter and an OFDM receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonica, S.A.
    Inventor: Javier Lorca Hernando
  • Patent number: 9781714
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for assisting user devices in performing OFDMA downlink interference cancellation, in which an interfering base station transmits a downlink signal in a first slot and a second slot, both slots including cell reference signals (CRSs) for physical channel estimation, the CRS of the second slot is modified to indicate encoded values of parameters characterizing the physical channel according to an encoding procedure, the slots are received by a served user device that detects the physical channel parameters carried by dedicated control signalling and encodes them by the encoding procedure, an unchanged CRS is reconstructed, and the slots are received by an interfered user device obtaining the encoded values and comparing to parameter patterns indicating absence of modifications in the CRSs, wherein if the encoded values are different from the patterns, the interfered user device decodes them to perform interference cancellation of the downlink signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonica, S.A.
    Inventor: Javier Lorca Hernando
  • Patent number: 9742524
    Abstract: The method comprising: applying, by a transmitter, a Forward Error Correction to an information block to be sent to a receiver and modulating said information block prior to its transmission, wherein the transmitter has knowledge of a channel frequency response seen by the receiver and the applying and modulating are performed at a variable-rate, at the transmitter side, by: transforming the information block into a number of smaller packets denoted as codeblocks fitting the input sizes accepted by the Forward Error Correction; selecting, a set of modulation and coding schemes to be independently applied to each of the codeblocks; including, information about the selected set of modulation and coding schemes within part of physical resources devoted to user data by reserving specific subcarriers and OFDM symbols; and mapping, said information within physical resources devoted to user data and not reserved for said selected set of modulation and coding schemes, first in order of ascending OFDM symbols and then
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonica, S.A.
    Inventor: Javier Lorca Hernando
  • Patent number: 9742535
    Abstract: A method for performing virtualization of a radio access technology (RAT) over Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) wireless networks is provided. The method includes splitting OFDMA time-frequency resources into non-overlapping regions including a virtualization region including a part of a spectrum and the OFDMA symbols that are reserved for virtualization of the RAT; reserving resource elements of the OFDMA time-frequency resources in the virtualization region, for insertion of downlink reference signals including complex sequences known by a receiver to perform downlink channel estimation with a specified separation between signals in time and frequency domains; inserting training or pilot signals along the OFDMA time-frequency resources of the virtualization region; and mapping complex baseband symbols corresponding to information from the RAT into the OFDMA time-frequency resources of the virtualization region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonica, S.A.
    Inventor: Javier Lorca Hernando
  • Patent number: 9693326
    Abstract: The method comprising at least one phase synchronized cellular base station having at least one transmit antenna for transmitting a signal to a at least one non-phase synchronized cellular base station, where it comprises transmitting by said at least one transmit antenna of said phased-synchronized cellular base station a beacon signal to said at least one non-phase synchronized cellular base station, included as part of said transmitted signal, said beacon signal comprising two orthogonal length-8 Walsh-Hadamard sequences to be broadcasted by said at least one phase synchronized cellular base station in order to provide said phase synchronization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonica, S.A.
    Inventor: Javier Lorca Hernando
  • Publication number: 20170149529
    Abstract: A system, method and device for error detection/estimation in OFDM communications systems is proposed. The disclosed mechanism allows an efficient error prediction in a received packet, without having to perform full FEC decoding of the packet that could impair the overall latency of the system due to the time spent in a complete FEC decoding of the packet. In order to do that, it generates a decision variable with the aim to check whether a received packet has errors or not, after performing only partial FEC decoding of the packet, without either resorting to the use of error-detection codes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventor: Javier LORCA HERNANDO
  • Patent number: 9654261
    Abstract: A method involving coordinating resources between a victim and an aggressor base station in massive MIMO systems, whereby only those specific beams involved in the interference scenario are coordinated in time and/or frequency domains without affecting other resources committed to other users as well as legacy users. Also disclosed is a system and computer program configured to implement the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonica, S.A.
    Inventor: Javier Lorca Hernando