Patents by Inventor Jeroen Wigard

Jeroen Wigard 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: 20240032097
    Abstract: Example embodiments provide signaling between a network node and a client node in non-terrestrial network which enables optimizing energy consumption of the client node. The client node may adapt its power saving mode duration to end at a suitable time for transmission based on information about transmission opportunities computed by the network node. The network nodes may be moving network nodes that operate at altitude, such as satellites. Apparatuses, methods, and computer programs are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2021
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Inventors: Sandra HOPPE, Jeroen WIGARD
  • Publication number: 20240022361
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method comprising receiving a data packet from an access node, combining the received data packet with previous repetitions of the data packet to obtain a combined data packet, attempting to decode information comprised in the combined data packet, determining that the attempt to decode was not successful, determining an estimate of energy required for a correct reception of the data packet and based, at least partly, on the determined estimation for the energy, determining an additional number of repetitions of the data packet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2021
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Applicant: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Jeroen WIGARD, Rapeepat RATASUK, Mads LAURIDSEN, Frank FREDERIKSEN
  • Publication number: 20240014983
    Abstract: Various techniques are provided for generating and communicating an acknowledgement/negative acknowledgement (ACK/NACK).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Inventors: Rapeepat RATASUK, Jeroen WIGARD, Mads LAURIDSEN, Frank FREDERIKSEN
  • Publication number: 20240015594
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to devices, methods, apparatuses and computer readable storage media of UL data duplication avoidance. The method includes obtaining, from an application layer of a terminal device, at least one UL data to be transmitted to a network device, the at least one UL data including one or more application retransmission data and keeping the one or more application retransmission data in a buffer of the terminal device for respective time intervals. The method further includes in accordance with a determination that an indication, that respective acknowledges are received for at least a portion of application retransmission data in the one or more application retransmission data, is received from the application layer, removing the portion of application retransmission data from the buffer. In this way, redundant retransmission of UL application data may be avoided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2023
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Inventors: Jeroen Wigard, Mads Lauridsen, Srinivasan Selvaganapathy, Frank Frederiksen, Daniela Laselva
  • Patent number: 11871370
    Abstract: A client device, a network node device, methods and computer programs are disclosed. A client device may comprise at least one processor and at least one memory including computer program code. The at least one memory and the computer program code may be configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the client device to receive a timing advance configuration message from a network node device, wherein the timing advance configuration message comprises a plurality of timing advance commands; perform a plurality of consecutive uplink transmissions to the network node device; and apply the plurality of timing advance commands between the plurality of consecutive uplink transmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Mads Lauridsen, Jeroen Wigard
  • Publication number: 20240007181
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for communication in non-terrestrial networks are provided. Downlink transmissions are received (400) from one or more non-terrestrial nodes. Signal strengths and/or signal quality of the transmissions are measured (402) from the one or more non-terrestrial nodes. Transitions between line-of-sight and non-line-of-sight states regarding the one or more non-terrestrial nodes are determined (404). Locations of the one or more non-terrestrial nodes and the apparatus are determined (406) and elevation and azimuth angles to the one or more non-terrestrial nodes from the apparatus are calculated (408). A database of the line-of-sight and non-line-of-sight states is generated (410) as a function of elevation and azimuth angles and apparatus location and utilised (412) to determine expected line-of-sight and non-line-of-sight states for non-terrestrial nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Applicant: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Mads LAURIDSEN, Jeroen WIGARD, Rafhael MEDEIROS DE AMORIM
  • Publication number: 20240007979
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for switching between platforms. In some example embodiment, there may be provided a method, which may include receiving, by a user equipment, a notification indicative of a switch from a first platform to a second platform; calculating, by the user equipment, a timing advance for use with the second platform; and accessing, by the user equipment, the second platform after the switch to the second platform, the accessing based on at least the calculated timing advance. Related systems, methods, and articles of manufacture are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Inventors: Ryan Keating, Tzu-Chung Hsieh, Jeroen Wigard, Rafhael Medeiros de Amorim
  • Publication number: 20230412257
    Abstract: A method and apparatus may include identifying, by a network entity, at least one link change corresponding with at least one round trip time (RTT) change, and transmitting, by the network entity, at least one first indication of the at least one link change to at least one serving network entity. The at least one first indication is configured to cause the at least one serving network entity to transmit at least one second indication of the at least one RTT change to at least one user equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventors: Shahzada Basharat RASOOL, Mads LAURIDSEN, Jeroen WIGARD, Rafhael MEDEIROS DE AMORIM
  • Publication number: 20230396328
    Abstract: A method of operating a user equipment (UE) having a serving cell and a neighbor cell included in a wireless communications system, includes receiving (S410), by the UE, parameters defining a measurement window; receiving, by the UE, one or more timing thresholds; performing a measurement operation with respect to the neighbor cell by measuring (S415) reference information of the neighbor cell in accordance with the measurement window; determining, by the UE, whether to adjust one or more of the parameters of the measurement window based on a temporal position of the reference information and the one or more timing thresholds; and adjusting one or more of the parameters of the measurement window based on the determining.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Inventors: Jeroen WIGARD, Mads LAURIDSEN
  • Publication number: 20230397259
    Abstract: This document discloses a solution for performing a random access procedure. According to an aspect, a method for a terminal device comprises: receiving, from an access node, system information comprising a first random access configuration and at least a second random access configuration; determining, whether a link loss between the terminal device and the access node is increasing or decreasing; if the link loss is determined to decrease, selecting the first random access configuration and performing the random access with the access node by using the first random access configuration; and if the link loss is determined to increase, selecting the second random access configuration and performing random access with the access node by using the second random access configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Inventors: Mads LAURIDSEN, Jeroen WIGARD
  • Publication number: 20230379850
    Abstract: Devices, methods and computer programs for synchronization information determination with respect to neighboring cells in wireless communications are disclosed. A network node device determines enhanced synchronization information related to neighboring cell(s) of a current cell served by the network node device. The network node device transmits the determined enhanced synchronization information via downlink signaling to at least one client device located in the current cell. A client device receives the enhanced synchronization information via the downlink signaling. The client device determines synchronization status data of the neighboring cell(s) with respect to the current cell based on the received enhanced synchronization information. The client device may perform an accelerated search for at least one of the neighboring cell(s) based on the determined synchronization status data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2021
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Inventors: Konstantinos MANOLAKIS, Mads LAURIDSEN, Jeroen WIGARD
  • Publication number: 20230370883
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for utilizing user equipment (UE) detection of radio state conditions. For example, certain embodiments may detect and utilize knowledge of periodic line-of-sight (LOS)/non-LOS (NLOS) radio state changes to improve a network's handling of such radio states. In particular, a UE may be configured to observe LOS/NLOS radio state transitions over time. The UE may generate an estimate of when periodic radio state changes have occurred. The UE may report a prediction of a future LOS/NLOS radio state change based on the estimates of when the previous radio state changes have occurred. The predictions may be reported to the network as a measurement report.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Inventors: Mads LAURIDSEN, Jeroen WIGARD, Rafhael MEDEIROS DE AMORIM, Rapeepat RATASUK
  • Publication number: 20230314625
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method comprising obtaining information comprising a location of a terminal device, obtaining an angle of arrival (342) of a signal transmitted by the terminal device, determining an expected angle of arrival (344) based, at least partly, on the location of the terminal device, determining if the angle of arrival of the signal transmitted by the terminal device and the expected angle of arrival correspond to each other, and if they do not performing an action associated with an incorrect reported location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2021
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Inventors: Ryan KEATING, Jeroen WIGARD, István Z. KOVACS, Frank FREDERIKSEN
  • Publication number: 20230296720
    Abstract: Aspects and embodiments relate to an apparatus and method for evaluating location of a terrestrial network node in a non-terrestrial network. In particular, one aspect provides an apparatus, comprising means for receiving an indication of propagation delay between a terrestrial network node and a non-terrestrial node in a non-terrestrial wireless communication network; means for receiving an indication of location of the non-terrestrial node; and means for evaluating location of the terrestrial network node in dependence upon the received indication of propagation delay between the terrestrial network node and the non-terrestrial node, and the indication of location of the non-terrestrial node. A further aspect provides a method of evaluating location of a terrestrial network node, and a computer program product operable, when executed on a computer, to perform that method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2023
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Applicant: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Konstantinos MANOLAKIS, Tzu-Chung HSIEH, Frank FREDERIKSEN, Jeroen WIGARD, Rafhael MEDEIROS DE AMORIM
  • Publication number: 20230269029
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for conditional hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) acknowledgement (ACK). For instance, a user equipment (UE) may estimate, during reception of a downlink transmission with x repetitions, an amount of extra energy that may be needed to help ensure successful decoding. The UE may then express this estimate as a quantity of repetitions (y) needed for successful reception, and may inform the radio access network (RAN) of this quantity (e.g., at least one round-trip time (RTT) before the last repetition of the x repetitions is sent). The RAN may handle this message as a conditional positive ACK. The RAN may send the quantity of repetitions y, and may implicitly assume an ACK for that TBS after sending the y repetitions. The RAN may send the next transport blocks (TBS) for that HARQ process after completing transmission of they repetitions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Inventors: Jeroen WIGARD, Frank FREDERIKSEN, Mads LAURIDSEN, Rapeepat RATASUK
  • Patent number: 11711760
    Abstract: According to an example aspect of the present invention, there is provided a method comprising: receiving, from a network node, before entering a power saving state, an indication of a dependency between frequencies and time instances; identifying at least one frequency based on the indicated dependency and a moment of time; and selecting a cell utilizing the identified at least one frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jeroen Wigard, Mads Lauridsen, Pilar Andrés Maldonado
  • Patent number: 11659419
    Abstract: A method for identifying an interfering aerial vehicle user equipment within a communications system, the method including determining for the interfering aerial vehicle user equipment a first signal measurement value is less than a first threshold value; and determining for the interfering aerial vehicle user equipment a second signal measurement value related to the radio interface between the interfering aerial vehicle user equipment and a serving cell access point is greater than a second threshold value, and the first signal measurement value is determined based on a comparison between the second signal measurement value and further signal measurement values related to the radio interface between the interfering aerial vehicle user equipment and at least one further cell access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Yan Zhao, Istvan Z. Kovacs, Jeroen Wigard
  • Publication number: 20230135073
    Abstract: A base station serving UE(s) receives validity time information for cell(s) formed by other base station(s). The validity time information indicates at least a time period when corresponding cells are available for use by the UE(s). The base station determines action(s) to perform for the UE(s) based on the validity time information. A UE receives, from a base station, validity time for cell(s) formed by other base station(s). The UE performs action(s) based on the validity time of the cell(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: May 4, 2023
    Inventors: Xiang XU, Jeroen WIGARD, István Z. KOVÁCS, Mads LAURIDSEN, Ping YUAN
  • Publication number: 20230138008
    Abstract: There is provided an apparatus comprising one or more processors, and one or more memories storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the apparatus to perform: receiving, by a user equipment, directional probability information comprising a plurality of directions with probabilities, wherein a probability of a direction of the plurality of directions indicates how probable it is that another use equipment is in that direction; and determining beam widths and beamforming directions based on the probabilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 4, 2023
    Inventors: Nuno KIILERICH PRATAS, Lianghai JI, Jeroen WIGARD
  • Publication number: 20230107781
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer program for aiding identification of a target of a response to a request. The apparatus comprises means for generating the request. Means for determining a timing advance to be applied to a predetermined time of transmission of the request in order for the request to reach a destination at the predetermined time. Means for transmitting the request signal towards the to destination. Means for receiving a response, the response comprising a timing advance indication, the timing advance indication indicating a difference in time between receipt of the request signal and the predetermined time. Means for determining from the timing advance indication and the determined timing advance whether the received response is a response to the request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2022
    Publication date: April 6, 2023
    Applicant: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Rafhael MEDEIROS DE AMORIM, Jeroen WIGARD