Patents by Inventor Lester Tse Wee Ho

Lester Tse Wee Ho 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: 9629096
    Abstract: A method of communicating in a picocell within a macrocell includes automatically setting an uplink transmit power of a mobile station to avoid uplink interference between the picocell and the macrocell. A disclosed example includes determining an allowable interference from the picocell to the macrocell. A path-loss between a mobile station and a macrocell is determined. An uplink transmit power of the mobile station for communicating in the picocell is determined based upon the determined allowable interference and the determined path-loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Holger Claussen, Lester Tse Wee Ho, Louis Gwyn Samuel
  • Patent number: 9497642
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of automatically configuring a base station router. The method includes modifying a transmission power for a pilot signal transmitted by the base station router. The modification of the transmission power is determined based upon a frequency of mobility-related procedure requests received by the base station router.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Holger Claussen, Lester Tse Wee Ho, Paul A. Polakos, Louis Gwyn Samuel
  • Patent number: 9402214
    Abstract: A wireless communication technique provides mobility for a mobile station to communicate with an overlay network device, which is within a coverage area of an underlay network device, when the mobile station is within a coverage area of both devices. The overlay network device broadcasts at least two downlink channels. A cell code (e.g., a scrambling code or pseudo noise offset) of a first one of the downlink channels identifies an overlay network device exclusively. The mobile station can detect the first downlink channel responsive to an indication of the exclusive cell code from the underlay network device. A second one of the downlink channels allows for subsequent, ongoing communications between the mobile station and the overlay network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Holger Claussen, Lester Tse Wee Ho, Irwin O. Kennedy, Zhengxiang Ma
  • Patent number: 9326201
    Abstract: An exemplary method of communicating includes storing a locating neighbor list that corresponds to a mobile station being in a communication range of a selected picocell. Upon receiving a current neighbor list, a determination is made whether the current neighbor list corresponds to the stored, locating neighbor list. If there is sufficient correspondence, that indicates that the mobile station is in a communication range of the picocell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Holger Claussen, Lester Tse Wee Ho, Louis Gwyn Samuel
  • Patent number: 9313675
    Abstract: A method is provided of configuring nodes of a telecommunications network, in which nodes react to changes in configuration of at least one of their respective neighbor nodes. The method includes the steps of: identifying a cluster of neighboring nodes, identifying which nodes in a cluster are in a frontier region adjacent another cluster, adapting the configuration of nodes in the frontier region in response to the configuration of other nodes in the frontier region, and adapting the configuration of nodes in the cluster in response to the adapted configuration of other nodes in the cluster while considering the configuration of the nodes in the frontier region as set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Davide Cherubini, Razavi Rouzbeh, Lester Tse Wee Ho, Michele Portolan
  • Publication number: 20160100342
    Abstract: A wireless communication technique provides mobility for a mobile station to communicate with an overlay network device, which is within a coverage area of an underlay network device, when the mobile station is within a coverage area of both devices. The overlay network device broadcasts at least two downlink channels. A cell code (e.g., a scrambling code or pseudo noise offset) of a first one of the downlink channels identifies an overlay network device exclusively. The mobile station can detect the first downlink channel responsive to an indication of the exclusive cell code from the underlay network device. A second one of the downlink channels allows for subsequent, ongoing communications between the mobile station and the overlay network device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Holger CLAUSSEN, Lester Tse Wee HO, Irwin O. KENNEDY, Zhengxiang MA
  • Patent number: 9215722
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of managing interference in a wireless communication system. The methods may include receiving information indicative of a portion of an interfering signal received by a first wireless communication device, decoding the portion of the interfering signal, and providing at least one back-off instruction destined for a second wireless communication device based on the decoded portion of the interfering signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Lester Tse Wee Ho, Hamid Reza Karimi, Holger Claussen, Louis Gwyn Samuel
  • Patent number: 9047570
    Abstract: A method is provided of evolving algorithms for network node control in a telecommunications network node by updating a model of the network node, and genetic programming by (a) generating algorithms, (b) determining fitness level of the algorithms based on the model of the network node, and (c) selecting the algorithm that meet a predetermined fitness level. The steps (a), (b) and (c) are repeated automatically to provide a series of algorithms over time adapted to the changing model of the network node for possible implementation in the network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Lester Tse Wee Ho, Louis Gwyn Samuel, Holger Claussen, Imran Ashraf
  • Publication number: 20150111501
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of managing interference in a wireless communication system. The methods may include receiving information indicative of a portion of an interfering signal received by a first wireless communication device, decoding the portion of the interfering signal, and providing at least one back-off instruction destined for a second wireless communication device based on the decoded portion of the interfering signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Lester Tse Wee Ho, Hamid Reza Karimi, Holger Claussen, Louis Gwyn Samuel
  • Patent number: 8958752
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of managing interference in a wireless communication system. The methods may include receiving information indicative of a portion of an interfering signal received by a first wireless communication device, decoding the portion of the interfering signal, and providing at least one back-off instruction destined for a second wireless communication device based on the decoded portion of the interfering signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Lester Tse Wee Ho, Hamid Reza Karimi, Holger Claussen, Louis Gwyn Samuel
  • Patent number: 8880052
    Abstract: A method is provided of evolving algorithms for network node control in a telecommunications network by genetic programming to (a) generate algorithms (b) determining fitness level of the algorithms based on a model of the telecommunications network and (c) select the algorithm that meet a predetermined fitness level or number of generations of evolution. The model is updated and the steps (a), (b) and (c) are repeated automatically to provide a series of algorithms over time adapted to the changing model of the network for possible implementation in the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Imran Ashraf, Lester Tse Wee Ho, Holger Claussen, Louis Gwyn Samuel
  • Patent number: 8725150
    Abstract: A femtocell base station is provided. The base station is switchable in use between a first mode of operation and a second mode of operation. In the first mode of operation only user terminals that are registered with the femtocell base station are connectable to the femtocell base station. In the second mode of operation a user terminal that is not registered with the femtocell base station is connectable to the femtocell base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Lester Tse Wee Ho
  • Publication number: 20130053046
    Abstract: A method is provided of configuring nodes of a telecommunications network, in which nodes react to changes in configuration of at least one of their respective neighbour nodes. The method includes the steps of: identifying a cluster of neighbouring nodes, identifying which nodes in a cluster are in a frontier region adjacent another cluster, adapting the configuration of nodes in the frontier region in response to the configuration of other nodes in the frontier region, and adapting the configuration of nodes in the cluster in response to the adapted configuration of other nodes in the cluster whilst considering the configuration of the nodes in the frontier region as set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Davide Cherubini, Razavi Rouzbeh, Lester Tse Wee Ho, Michele Portolan
  • Patent number: 8369859
    Abstract: A transmit power control technique within a wireless communication system includes adjusting a transmit power used by a picocell base station unit based upon a position of the picocell within a macrocell. When a picocell base station unit is located relatively close to a macrocell base station or center of the macrocell, the transmit power of the picocell base station unit is increased to avoid downlink interference from the macrocell base station for mobile stations communicating within the picocell. When a picocell base station unit is located relatively close to an edge of a macrocell, the transmit power of the picocell base station is decreased to avoid interference caused by the picocell base station unit for mobile stations communicating within the macrocell in the vicinity of the picocell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Holger Claussen, Hamid Reza Karimi, Lester Tse Wee Ho, Louis Gwyn Samuel
  • Patent number: 8355726
    Abstract: A wireless communication server device facilitates overlay network communications in an underlay network environment. A database portion is configured to store information regarding overlay network devices within the underlay network environment. An overlay device management portion is configured to communicate with overlay devices and to provide operation information to the overlay devices. An underlay network communication portion is configured to communicate with at least one underlay network device at least to facilitate communications between a mobile station and a selected overlay device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Holger Claussen, Lester Tse Wee Ho, Louis Gwyn Samuel
  • Patent number: 8265701
    Abstract: A method is provided in a base station having multiple directional antenna elements each providing a corresponding radio coverage lobe to identify which subset of the lobes covers a user terminal. The base station is a picocell base station. A user terminal is positioned within the coverage area of the base station. A subset of the lobes is selected. The base station applies for a period an adjusted signal power in respect of the selected subset of the lobes. The signal power is detected and information dependent upon the detected pilot signal power is provided. The base station uses said information to determine whether or not the user terminal is located in the selected subset of lobes. A sub-group of the subset of lobes is then selected and a corresponding determination is made whether or not the user terminal is located in the selected sub-group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Holger Claussen, Lester Tse Wee Ho
  • Patent number: 8229491
    Abstract: A method is provided of adjusting transmission power of pilot signals from a picocell base station for radio communications to a user terminal in radio connection with the picocell base station. The method comprises: the base station sending a signal at a first signal power; the user terminal measuring received signal level and sending an information signal indicating received signal level; and the base station adjusting its pilot signal power dependent upon said received signal level indicated in the information signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Holger Claussen, Lester Tse Wee Ho, Louis Gwyn Samuel
  • Publication number: 20120142331
    Abstract: A method is provided of evolving algorithms for network node control in a telecommunications network node by updating a model of the network node, and genetic programming by (a) generating algorithms, (b) determining fitness level of the algorithms based on the model of the network node, and (c) selecting the algorithm that meet a predetermined fitness level. The steps (a), (b) and (c) are repeated automatically to provide a series of algorithms over time adapted to the changing model of the network node for possible implementation in the network node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: Lester Tse Wee Ho, Louis Gwyn Samuel, Holger Claussen, Imran Ashraf
  • Patent number: 8179854
    Abstract: A method is provided of allocating a location area identifier to a cellular base station for wireless communications. The method comprises the following steps. Information is received of geographic location of a base station. For each of a plurality of location areas, each having a location area center, a function is calculated that is dependent upon distance of the base station from location area centers. The location area giving the lowest function value is selected as the location area for the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Holger Claussen, Lester Tse Wee Ho
  • Publication number: 20120100842
    Abstract: A method is provided of evolving algorithms for network node control in a telecommunications network by genetic programming to (a) generate algorithms (b) determining fitness level of the algorithms based on a model of the telecommunications network and (c) select the algorithm that meet a predetermined fitness level or number of generations of evolution. The model is updated and the steps (a), (b) and (c) are repeated automatically to provide a series of algorithms over time adapted to the changing model of the network for possible implementation in the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventors: Imran Ashraf, Lester Tse Wee Ho, Holger Claussen, Louis Gwyn Samuel