Patents by Inventor Lars Wehmeier

Lars Wehmeier 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: 20210250803
    Abstract: A method for selection of a network slice by a user equipment operating in a cellular network includes the steps of: receiving, from at least one of a plurality of base stations, a signalling indicating a set of quality of service values supported by at least one of the base stations, determining at least one supported network service for respective base stations, prioritizing the base stations by means of said determined supported network service in consideration of at least one out of the list of preferred network services, selecting one of the base stations considering said prioritization of frequencies, and to set up a preferred network service: sending a network slice selection message indicating a quality of service value relating to the network service, sending an attach request via the serving base station to the network mobility unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: THALES DIS AIS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Volker BREUER, Lars WEHMEIER
  • Patent number: 11057754
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for operating a wireless communication device in a cellular network, the wireless communication device comprising a communication unit and a controlling appliance, interconnected by a control interface, the communication unit comprising a network access manager unit, the method comprising for the communication unit the steps of: —receiving from the cellular network a network access guidance —handling the received network access guidance at the network access manager unit, —as part of handling the network access guidance, interpreting the received network access guidance and providing information relating to the network access guidance resulting from said interpretation step to the controlling appliance, —ascertaining by means of the control interface from the controlling appliance a response relating to said network access guidance, —handling in the network access manager unit the response relating to said network access guidance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: THALES DIS AIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Florian Denzin, Oliver Michael, Lars Wehmeier
  • Patent number: 10966082
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile communication device for communicating with a cellular network by means of a serving base node, the mobile communication device further being connected to a subscriber identity module, the mobile communication device being configured to operate in a power optimization mode wherein the power optimization mode comprises extended paging periods, and the mobile communication device is further configured to set up a communication context with the base node using authentication means of the subscriber identity module, wherein the mobile communication device is further configured, in case of detection of a removal of the subscriber identity module and when the power optimization mode is activated: to send an removal alert message to the serving base node by means of said communication context, afterwards to terminate the communication context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignees: THALES DIS AIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, THALES DIS FRANCE SA
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Lars Wehmeier, Mireille Pauliac
  • Patent number: 10912134
    Abstract: A method for a wireless terminal communicating with a base station of a cellular network, the terminal operating in enhanced coverage mode and configured to set up a communication session with the base station by means of at least one of a direct communication link and a sidelink communication link using a second wireless terminal. The method comprises: determining a quality of the direct communication link with the base station, determining a quality of a communication link to a second wireless terminal capable of communicating with the base station, initiating transmission of a link quality message to the base station, the link quality message comprising information relating to the quality of the communication link, receiving a response from the base station indicating if the direct communication link or the sidelink communication link is to be used, requesting a communication session via the indicated communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: THALES DIS AIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Florian Denzin, Uwe Dummann, Lars Wehmeier
  • Patent number: 10904765
    Abstract: A method for operating a wireless communication device in association with a first base station comprises: determining further suitable base stations. In case at least one suitable second base station characteristically different from the first base station is found, checking if a cell identifier of the second base station is listed in a neighbor cell list received from the first base station, and checking signaling power of the second base station. The second base station is rated as a fake base station if measured signaling power is significantly higher than the signaling power of the first base station, and the cell identifier of the second base station is not listed in the neighbor cell list. If the rating of the second base station as a fake base station is above a predetermined threshold: deleting second base station from a list of suitable base stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: THALES DIS AIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Altaf Shaik, Lars Wehmeier
  • Patent number: 10904731
    Abstract: A system and method for transmitting a provisioning dataset from a cellular network to a user equipment. The cellular network includes a plurality of base nodes providing access to the user equipment, a remote provisioning server accessible by the cellular network, and a core network, including at least two network slices. At least one of the network slices includes at least one network node exclusively assigned to the network slice. At least one of the network slices is dedicated for operating a predefined class of user equipment. At least one remote provisioning network slice includes an assigned network node giving access to the remote provisioning server, and at least one base node assigned to the remote provisioning network slice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignees: THALES DIS FRANCE SA, THALES DIS AIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Lars Wehmeier, Anne-Marie Praden
  • Publication number: 20200367122
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for operating a user equipment maintaining a normalized transmission power value, indicating the maximum transmission power of the transmitting circuitry of the user equipment, further comprising the step for the user equipment of: receiving a predetermined sufficient power level to be achieved at the base station receiver from the base station, deriving a pathloss value from signals received from the serving base station, determining a signal power value out of the normalized transmission power value of the user equipment and the pathloss value, and when the determined signal power value level is lower than a predetermined sufficient power level at the base station: performing a cell re-selection to another base station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: THALES DIS AlS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Volker BREUER, Lars WEHMEIER
  • Patent number: 10798727
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for data transmission from a wireless device to a base node, the base node is part of a cellular network and is configured to support frequency division multiple access method, the bandwidth receivable by the base node comprising a plurality of subcarriers, the wireless device is camping on the base node, the method comprises the steps of: —for the base node, assigning to the wireless device a subcarrier of the plurality of subcarriers, —transmitting data from the wireless device to the base node for the period of at least one data service session using only the assigned subcarrier, whereby using for said data transmission a first modulation scheme on the assigned subcarrier different from the modulation scheme used for more than one of the plurality of the subcarriers by at least one second wireless device camping on said base node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: THALES DIS AIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Lars Wehmeier, Thomas Ulrich
  • Patent number: 10797834
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for transmission of a data packet in a cellular network between a transmitting node and a receiving node, the receiving node being configured to receive data packets from the transmitting node, the transmitting node supporting at least one frequency band composed of a plurality of carriers, the method comprising for the transmitting node the step of transmitting to the receiving node a plurality of data transmissions of the data packet according to a predetermined redundancy level, whereby the first of the plurality of data transmissions is transmitted in a resource area addressed by a scheduling occurrence, and the rest of the plurality of data transmissions are transmitted in the same resource area as the first data transmission, and each data transmission is transmitted on a different carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: THALES DIS AIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Lars Wehmeier
  • Publication number: 20200304994
    Abstract: A method for securing a direct communication connection between a first and a second user equipment, both configured to operate with base stations of a wireless network, in which the first user equipment maintains an authentication code received from a first security center accessible via the wireless network, said first security center being assigned to a first area, the method comprising the steps for the first user equipment of: maintaining a trust level of the authentication code, reducing the trust level relating to the time of last access to one of the base stations of the wireless network, submitting to the second user equipment the authentication code and the trust level, for setting up the direct communication connection, and in case of reception of a confirmation transmission from the second user equipment: setting up the direct communication connection with the second user equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: THALES DIS AIS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Volker BREUER, Lars WEHMEIER, Osaid KHALIQ, Thomas ULRICH, Uwe DUMMANN
  • Patent number: 10778390
    Abstract: A method for data transmission in a cellular network to a wireless device, the wireless device being assigned to a group of low capability devices. The cellular network comprises a plurality of base nodes, including an active base node, which is the base node the wireless device is currently associated to, wherein a data connection with the wireless device is established. The active base node is configured to downlink communicate on a frequency band comprising a plurality of frequency blocks comprising a plurality of subcarriers. The method comprises: the active base node transmitting data to the wireless device in a frequency block, being during a scheduling period the only frequency block providing data to said wireless device, submitting the data dedicated for the wireless device in one first subframe of the frequency block, followed by at least one second subframe without data dedicated to the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: THALES DIS AIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Lars Wehmeier, Thomas Ulrich
  • Patent number: 10772039
    Abstract: A method for operating a wireless communication device in a cellular network comprises the steps of: determining power consumption criteria for at least one first time period containing at least one data transmission, carrying out a data transmission session, in case that after said data transmission session the wireless communication device has changed from a first base node to a second base node of the cellular network: determining power consumption criteria for at least one second time period containing at least one data transmission on a second base node, comparing power consumption criteria of the first time period with power consumption criteria of the second time period, carrying out a cell reselection to the first base node, in case at the first time period the determined power consumption criteria indicate a lower power consumption than at the second time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: THALES DIS AIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Lars Wehmeier
  • Publication number: 20200275364
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for a user equipment operating in a cellular network comprising a plurality of base stations providing different network services, at least one of the base stations being configured to signal the supported network services to at least one camping user equipment, whereby the user equipment maintains a list of network services it is configured to receive, for selection of one of the base stations by the user equipment for camping the method comprising the steps of: determining the next expected service out of the list of network services, based on at least one operating parameter of the user equipment, evaluating the signals received from at least two base stations with respect to the supported network services of the respective base stations, selecting the base station by considering the support of the next expected service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: THALES DIS AIS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Volker BREUER, Lars WEHMEIER
  • Publication number: 20200107173
    Abstract: The present invention relates to transmitting a provisioning dataset from a cellular network to a user equipment. The cellular network includes a plurality of base nodes providing access to the user equipment, a remote provisioning server accessible by the cellular network, and a core network, comprising at least two network slices. At least one of the network slices includes at least one network node exclusively assigned to the network slice. At least one of the network slices is dedicated for operating a predefined class of user equipments. At least one remote provisioning network slice includes an assigned network node giving access to the remote provisioning server, and at least one base node assigned to the remote provisioning network slice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicants: Gemalto M2M GmbH, GEMALTO SA
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Lars Wehmeier, Anne-Marie Praden
  • Publication number: 20200045758
    Abstract: A method for a wireless terminal communicating with a base station of a cellular network, the terminal operating in enhanced coverage mode and configured to set up a communication session with the base station by means of at least one of a direct communication link and a sidelink communication link using a second wireless terminal. The method comprises: determining a quality of the direct communication link with the base station, determining a quality of a communication link to a second wireless terminal capable of communicating with the base station, initiating transmission of a link quality message to the base station, the link quality message comprising information relating to the quality of the communication link, receiving a response from the base station indicating if the direct communication link or the sidelink communication link is to be used, requesting a communication session via the indicated communication link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: Gemalto M2M GmbH
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Florian Denzin, Uwe Dummann, Lars Wehmeier
  • Patent number: 10524115
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for operating a wireless device, said wireless device being adapted for communicating with a cellular network by means of a serving base node, being the one of a plurality of base nodes of the cellular network the wireless device is currently camping on, configured to support extended coverage mode, the method comprising for the wireless device the steps of: —determining an extended coverage support level, relating to the capability of the wireless device for operating in extended coverage mode, —receiving extended coverage maximum support level broadcasted by a plurality of base nodes, —selecting one of the plurality of base nodes for registration as serving base node, —providing upon registration with the selected base node its extended coverage support level towards the base node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: GEMALTO M2M GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Lars Wehmeier
  • Patent number: 10498596
    Abstract: The invention comprises an operating method of a terminal device, which is configured for radio communication via different frequency bands, in performing a network scan, the method comprising: receiving a command for starting a network scan; in response to receiving the command, attempting a synchronization with predefined control channels on all frequency bands receivable by the terminal device or on a subset thereof comprising a plurality of the frequency bands, and, upon successful synchronization with a respective one of the control channels, ascertaining respective network-configuration information provided via the respective control channel by a respective network; determining, using the network-configuration information ascertained, an estimate of a quantity indicative of an achievable data throughput, hereinafter throughput estimate, associated with the respective ascertained network-configuration information; generating and providing an output, which is indicative of at least one of the determined t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: GEMALTO M2M GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Ulrich, Volker Breuer, Lars Wehmeier
  • Publication number: 20190334658
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for transmission of a data packet in a cellular network between a transmitting node and a receiving node, the receiving node being configured to receive data packets from the transmitting node, the transmitting node supporting at least one frequency band composed of a plurality of carriers, the method comprising for the transmitting node the step of transmitting to the receiving node a plurality of data transmissions of the data packet according to a predetermined redundancy level, whereby the first of the plurality of data transmissions is transmitted in a resource area addressed by a scheduling occurrence, and the rest of the plurality of data transmissions are transmitted in the same resource area as the first data transmission, and each data transmission is transmitted on a different carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: Gemalto M2M GmbH
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Lars Wehmeier
  • Patent number: 10448316
    Abstract: A method for transmitting system information by a base node to at least one wireless communication device camping on the base node, the base node supporting a dedicated resource region for communication devices, which is capable of being deployed at least in-band and out-of-band relative to a common frequency band. The method includes collecting a configuration parameter for said dedicated resource region according to a predetermined time period and to arrange said configuration parameter in system information blocks. If the dedicated resource region is deployed in-band and a wideband transmission session is active, adding to at least one of the system information blocks a valid subframe indication for submitting system information blocks instead of wideband transmission blocks, and transmitting said system information blocks according to said valid subframe indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: GEMALTO M2M GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Lars Wehmeier
  • Patent number: 10420015
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for transmitting system information from a base station to a user equipment, the user equipment being a limited-bandwidth device, camping on the base station, wherein the system information are divided in a plurality of system information blocks, which are at least once transmitted during one broadcast channel modification period, the method comprising the step of—transmitting a first system information block the first system information block comprising at least—a broadcast channel change notification tag, and—a barring indication flag for limited-bandwidth devices, and wherein each other of the plurality of system information blocks is larger in size than the first system information block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: GEMALTO M2M GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Lars Wehmeier, Thomas Ulrich