Patents by Inventor Konstantinos MANOLAKIS

Konstantinos MANOLAKIS 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: 11901935
    Abstract: The present application relates to wireless communications suitable for smart manufacturing and industrial automation. In particular, the application proposes a wireless communication device (UE) and a network device (BS), in particular suitable for cyclic communication. The BS is configured to provide a first information defining a hopping sequence to a UE, and to provide a second information to the UE defining when the hopping sequence should be repeated, in particular periodically repeated. The UE is accordingly configured to receive the first information from the BS, and to receive the second information from the BS. The hopping sequence specifies at least two spatial resources and/or at least two radio resources, which the UE is configured to use for transmissions to and/or from the BS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Konstantinos Manolakis, Daniel Medina, Mario Hernán Castañeda Garcia, Richard Stirling-Gallacher, Zhongfeng Li
  • 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: 20230354436
    Abstract: Various example embodiments may relate to relate to transmission of random access preambles in non-terrestrial networks. An apparatus may estimate a location of the apparatus; determine a quality of the estimated location; determine, based on the location of the apparatus, a plurality of frequency pre-compensation values for accessing a non-terrestrial network, in response to determining that the quality of the estimated location meets a condition for applying multiple frequency pre-compensation values for accessing the non-terrestrial network; and transmit a plurality of random access preambles corresponding to the plurality of frequency pre-compensation values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2023
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Inventors: Konstantinos MANOLAKIS, Oana-Elena BARBU, Frank FREDERIKSEN, Alessio MARCONE, Amir Mehdi AHMADIAN TEHRANI
  • 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
  • Patent number: 11405928
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sidelink communication device that includes a transceiver and a processor. The transceiver includes a plurality of antennas and is configured to communicate, using one or more of the plurality of antennas, with at least one neighboring sidelink communication device using one or more sidelink radio resources of a plurality of sidelink radio resources allocated by a network entity. The processor is configured to determine a measure of the ability of the sidelink communication device to suppress interference to and/or from at least one other neighboring sidelink communication device using one or more of the plurality of antennas. The transceiver is further configured to transmit, to the network entity, information about the measure for the ability of the sidelink communication device to suppress the interference for allocation of the one or more sidelink radio resources by the network entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Medina, Konstantinos Manolakis, Samer Bazzi, Serkan Ayaz
  • Publication number: 20210242900
    Abstract: The present application relates to wireless communications suitable for smart manufacturing and industrial automation. In particular, the application proposes a wireless communication device (UE) and a network device (BS), in particular suitable for cyclic communication. The BS is configured to provide a first information defining a hopping sequence to a UE, and to provide a second information to the UE defining when the hopping sequence should be repeated, in particular periodically repeated. The UE is accordingly configured to receive the first information from the BS, and to receive the second information from the BS. The hopping sequence specifies at least two spatial resources and/or at least two radio resources, which the UE is configured to use for transmissions to and/or from the BS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Konstantinos MANOLAKIS, Daniel MEDINA, Mario Hernán CASTAÑEDA GARCIA, Richard STIRLING-GALLACHER, Zhongfeng LI
  • Patent number: 11044645
    Abstract: A first user equipment (UE) comprising a processor adapted to execute the following operations to assist a handover of a second UE from a source network apparatus to a target network apparatus: maintain a sidelink connection with the second UE, maintain and/or establish a cellular connection, in particular with the target network apparatus, report to the target network apparatus a link state information, based on the link state information received from the second UE through the sidelink connection, receive from the target network apparatus a first control information calculated based on the link state information and send to the second UE through the sidelink connection a second control information, based on the first control information, to assist the handover of the second UE to the target network apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH
    Inventors: Wen Xu, Konstantinos Manolakis
  • Patent number: 11012900
    Abstract: A first user equipment (UE) comprising a processor adapted to execute the following operations to assist a handover of a second UE from a source network apparatus to a target network apparatus: maintain a sidelink connection with the second UE, maintain and/or establish a cellular connection, in particular with the target network apparatus, report to the target network apparatus a link state information, based on the link state information received from the second UE through the sidelink connection, receive from the target network apparatus a first control information calculated based on the link state information and send to the second UE through the sidelink connection a second control information, based on the first control information, to assist the handover of the second UE to the target network apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH
    Inventors: Wen Xu, Konstantinos Manolakis
  • Publication number: 20210092575
    Abstract: A transmitting device includes a plurality of antenna ports. Each antenna port is configured to transmit signals and is arranged at a different location, and each antenna port is assigned, depending on its location, a unique resource from a set of resources for signal transmission. Further, a receiving device, preferably on a vehicle, includes at least one antenna element configured to receive signals, and at least one processor configured to determine position and/or orientation information of the transmitting device of a received signal based on a resource from the set of resources for signal transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Richard STIRLING-GALLACHER, Zhongfeng LI, Mario CASTANEDA, Jian LUO, Chan ZHOU, Konstantinos MANOLAKIS
  • Patent number: 10904726
    Abstract: A transmitting device includes a plurality of antenna ports. Each antenna port is configured to transmit signals and is arranged at a different location, and each antenna port is assigned, depending on its location, a unique resource from a set of resources for signal transmission. Further, a receiving device, preferably on a vehicle, includes at least one antenna element configured to receive signals, and at least one processor configured to determine position and/or orientation information of the transmitting device of a received signal based on a resource from the set of resources for signal transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Richard Stirling-Gallacher, Zhongfeng Li, Mario Castaneda, Jian Luo, Chan Zhou, Konstantinos Manolakis
  • Publication number: 20200374891
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sidelink communication device which comprises: a transceiver comprising a plurality of antennas and configured to communicate using one or more of the plurality of antennas with at least one neighboring sidelink communication device using one or more sidelink radio resources of a plurality of sidelink radio resources allocated by a network entity; and a processor configured to determine a measure for the ability of the sidelink communication device to suppress interference to and/or from at least one other neighboring sidelink communication device using one or more of the plurality of antennas; wherein the transceiver is further configured to transmit to the network entity information about the measure for the ability of the sidelink communication device to suppress interference to and/or from the at least one other neighboring sidelink communication device, for allocation of the one or more sidelink radio resources by the network entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel MEDINA, Konstantinos MANOLAKIS, Samer BAZZI, Serkan AYAZ
  • Patent number: 10827546
    Abstract: A network apparatus of a cellular network for synchronizing at least one user equipment (UE) for a sidelink, comprising a processor adapted to receive from a first UE which is connected to the cellular network a request to establish a sidelink with at least a second UE, receive from the first UE a connectivity state information, in particular on channel quality, connectivity and/or timing, of the first UE and/or of at least the second UE and instruct the first UE to establish or decline the sidelink after synchronizing according to an action selected by the network apparatus from a plurality of action based on at least one of: the connectivity state and at least one operational condition of the cellular network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH
    Inventors: Konstantinos Manolakis, Wen Xu
  • Publication number: 20200280830
    Abstract: A transmitting device includes a plurality of antenna ports. Each antenna port is configured to transmit signals and is arranged at a different location, and each antenna port is assigned, depending on its location, a unique resource from a set of resources for signal transmission. Further, a receiving device, preferably on a vehicle, includes at least one antenna element configured to receive signals, and at least one processor configured to determine position and/or orientation information of the transmitting device of a received signal based on a resource from the set of resources for signal transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Richard STIRLING-GALLACHER, Zhongfeng LI, Mario CASTANEDA, Jian LUO, Chan ZHOU, Konstantinos MANOLAKIS
  • Publication number: 20200045663
    Abstract: A transmitter communication device configured for communication with a receiver communication device in a wireless communication network is provided. The transmitter communication device comprises a processor configured to provide basic synchronization information by generating a communication frame comprising at least a first signal and a second signal for synchronising the receiver communication device. The processor is further configured to provide additional synchronization information on the basis of the first and/or the second signal by: arranging at least the first signal and the second signal in a pre-defined configuration in the communication frame; and/or by selecting the first and the second signal from a set of pre-defined synchronization signals that differ in a generating code. Moreover, the invention relates to a corresponding receiver communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Konstantinos MANOLAKIS, Wen XU
  • Publication number: 20190223066
    Abstract: A first user equipment UE comprising a processor adapted to execute the following operations to assist a handover of a second UE from a source network apparatus to a target network apparatus: maintain a sidelink connection with the second UE, maintain and/or establish a cellular connection, in particular with the target network apparatus, report to the target network apparatus a link state information, based on the link state information received from the second UE through the sidelink connection, receive from the target network apparatus a first control information calculated based on the link state information and send to the second UE through the sidelink connection a second control information, based on the first control information, to assist the handover of the second UE to the target network apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Wen XU, Konstantinos MANOLAKIS
  • Publication number: 20190223241
    Abstract: A network apparatus of a cellular network for synchronizing at least one user equipment (UE) for a sidelink, comprising a processor adapted to receive from a first UE which is connected to the cellular network a request to establish a sidelink with at least a second UE, receive from the first UE a connectivity state information, in particular on channel quality, connectivity and/or timing, of the first UE and/or of at least the second UE and instruct the first UE to establish or decline the sidelink after synchronizing according to an action selected by the network apparatus from a plurality of action based on at least one of: the connectivity state and at least one operational condition of the cellular network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Konstantinos MANOLAKIS, Wen XU