Patents by Inventor Mark Doll

Mark Doll 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: 20210288850
    Abstract: It is proposed a device to process data to be transmitted via a first radio module of a radio communications network, in which data to be transmitted is mapped on subcarriers and in the radio module subsequently up-converted to a radio frequency higher than the subcarrier frequencies, wherein the subcarriers are grouped into frequency subbands, and wherein at least one subband is scalable with at least one subband parameter, wherein a subband parameter is in particular a subcarrier spacing, and wherein in at least one subband at least two different parameters, in particular subcarrier spacings, can be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Hardy HALBAUER, Mark DOLL, Stephan SAUR, Frank SCHAICH, Thorsten WILD
  • Patent number: 10862643
    Abstract: A device to process a channel state information reference signal CSI-RS and further data to be transmitted via a first radio module of a radio communications network, in which data to be transmitted is mapped on subcarriers and in the radio module subsequently up-converted to a radio frequency higher than the subcarrier frequencies is provided. The subcarriers are grouped into frequency subbands, and at least one subband is scalable with at least one subband parameter for a period of time. A subband parameter is in particular a subcarrier spacing, and in at least one subband at least two different parameters, in particular subcarrier spacings, can be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Mark Doll, Stephan Saur, Frank Schaich, Thorsten Wild
  • Publication number: 20200205176
    Abstract: Certain embodiments may relate to communication systems, and, for example, some embodiments may relate to allocating resources of one or more network slices in a communication system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Ling YU, Vinh VAN PHAN, Mark DOLL, Peter ROST, Diomidis MICHALOPOULOS
  • Patent number: 10350670
    Abstract: The die forming process includes first passing a circular coarse thread cutter over the forming surface of the die at an angle away from parallel to a side edge matching a pitch for coarse threads to be formed by the die. The coarse thread cutter is truncated with a notch within a flattened tip, the notch forming upper portions of crests in the forming surface of the die. A fine thread cutter of circular form is then utilized to cut portions of the root of the dual threaded die. The fine thread cutter is angled relative to side edges of the die at an angle substantially half of an angle at which the coarse thread cutter is angled. The fine thread cutter cuts at a variable depth as the fine thread cutter advances along the root between the crests to form flanks of a bridge within the root.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Doll, Zebula Doll, Jim Flanagan, Adam Kettles
  • Publication number: 20190182004
    Abstract: A device to process a channel state information reference signal CSI-RS and further data to be transmitted via a first radio module of a radio communications network, in which data to be transmitted is mapped on subcarriers and in the radio module subsequently up-converted to a radio frequency higher than the subcarrier frequencies is provided. The subcarriers are grouped into frequency subbands, and at least one subband is scalable with at least one subband parameter for a period of time. A subband parameter is in particular a subcarrier spacing, and in at least one subband at least two different parameters, in particular subcarrier spacings, can be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Mark DOLL, Stephan SAUR, Frank SCHAICH, Thorsten WILD
  • Patent number: 10315244
    Abstract: The die forming process includes first passing a circular coarse thread cutter over the forming surface of the die at an angle away from parallel to a side edge matching a pitch for coarse threads to be formed by the die. The coarse thread cutter is truncated with a notch within a flattened tip, the notch forming upper portions of crests in the forming surface of the die. A fine thread cutter of circular form is then utilized to cut portions of the root of the dual threaded die. The fine thread cutter is angled relative to side edges of the die at an angle substantially half of an angle at which the coarse thread cutter is angled. The fine thread cutter cuts at a variable depth as the fine thread cutter advances along the root between the crests to form flanks of a bridge within the root.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Doll, Zebula Doll, Jim Flanagan, Adam Kettles
  • Patent number: 10232427
    Abstract: The die forming process includes first passing a circular coarse thread cutter over the forming surface of the die at an angle away from parallel to a side edge matching a pitch for coarse threads to be formed by the die. The coarse thread cutter is truncated with a notch within a flattened tip, the notch forming upper portions of crests in the forming surface of the die. A fine thread cutter of circular form is then utilized to cut portions of the root of the dual threaded die. The fine thread cutter is angled relative to side edges of the die at an angle substantially half of an angle at which the coarse thread cutter is angled. The fine thread cutter cuts at a variable depth as the fine thread cutter advances along the root between the crests to form flanks of a bridge within the root.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Doll, Zebula Doll, Jim Flanagan, Adam Kettles
  • Publication number: 20180220296
    Abstract: Embodiments provide methods, apparatuses and computer programs for providing a user plane address, more specifically, but not exclusively based on a transformation of a control plane address. The method for providing a user plane address for at least one mobile transceiver (200) in a mobile communication system. (300) further comprising at least one mobile communication system infrastructure entity (100) configured to communicate with the at least one mobile transceiver (200) via a user plane communication channel (320), the mobile transceiver (200) being controlled via a control plane communication channel (310). The method comprises obtaining (12) a control plane address for the at least one mobile transceiver (200). The method further comprises determining (14) a user plane address for the at least one mobile transceiver (200) based on a distinct transformation of the control plane address. The method further comprises providing (16) the user plane address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Dietrich Karl ZELLER, Hajo-Erich BAKKER, Danish AZIZ, Mark DOLL
  • Patent number: 9950380
    Abstract: An electric discharge machining electrode is shaped to form a die for roll forming a dual threaded screw. The electrode is oriented with a face thereof adjacent to a forming surface of the die and placed within an electric discharge machine to cause electric discharge via the electrode to the forming surface of the die, to shape the die to have the geometry required for roll forming of the dual threaded screw. The EDM electrode face has a plurality of troughs and tips substantially matching coarse threads of the screw. Grooves are formed in the tips. The grooves are angled relative the tips and have a geometry substantially matching the fine threads of the screw. The face of the electrode has a form which shapes the forming surface of the die so that the die can roll form the dual threaded screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Inventors: Mark Doll, Zebula Doll
  • Publication number: 20170374696
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for establishing a connectionless bearer service and a method for forwarding data packets in a connectionless bearer service. The data packet has a virtual access network identifier in the header data. The virtual access network identifier defines a unique data path from a source to a destination of the data packet and vice versa. The invention further relates to a network node for forwarding data packets based on a virtual access network identifier received with the data packets and by using a forwarding table for forwarding the data packets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Mark Doll, Uwe Doetsch, Hajo-Erich Bakker, Dietrich Zeller
  • Patent number: 9757792
    Abstract: The die forming process includes first passing a circular coarse thread cutter over the forming surface of the die at an angle away from parallel to a side edge matching a pitch for coarse threads to be formed by the die. In a first cutting step, the coarse thread cutter forms upper portions of crests in the forming surface of the die. In a further step, a fine thread cutter is then utilized to cut portions of the root of the dual threaded die, leaving a bridge within the root. The fine thread cutter is angled relative to the crests formed in the first step. The fine thread cutter cuts at a variable depth as the fine thread cutter advances along the root between the crests to form two flanks on sides of the bridge within the root.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventors: Mark Doll, Zebula Doll, Jim Flanagan, Adam Kettles
  • Patent number: 9723504
    Abstract: A sounding method in a cellular wireless communication system, comprising at least one mobile station and at least two base stations. One base station is a serving base station for the mobile station and the at least one further base station is a neighboring base station. The serving base station generates a schedule for measurement signals and transmits said schedule to the mobile station and to the neighboring base station. The mobile station transmits measurement signals in accordance with the schedule to the serving base station and to the neighboring base station. Furthermore, the neighboring base station calculates a mean channel state for the uplink channel from the mobile station to itself and transmits the mean channel state to at least one further base station, so that said base station can be provided with channel estimations for uplink channels between the mobile station and all base stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Mark Doll, Hardy Halbauer, Bozo Cesar, Yejian Chen, Robert Fetscher, Bernd Gloss, Oliver Stanze
  • Patent number: 9643237
    Abstract: The compound die includes a working surface with a coarse end for forming coarse threads and a fine end for forming fine threads. The coarse end has coarse crests and coarse roots thereon angled at a coarse thread pitch angle for the screw to be formed. The fine end has fine crests and fine roots formed into a working surface thereof at an angle matching a pitch angle for the fine threads of the screw to be formed. A transition is provided between the coarse end and fine end where each of the coarse roots is aligned with one of the fine roots. A screw such as a bolt is roll formed by first being rolled between a standard die parallel with the compound die and a course end of the compound die, followed by rolling between the standard die and the fine end of the compound die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Inventors: Mark Doll, Zebula Doll
  • Patent number: 9414378
    Abstract: Embodiments provide an apparatus, a method and a computer program for scheduling a data transmission. The apparatus 10 is operable for scheduling data transmissions to a mobile transceiver in a mobile communication system. The apparatus 10 comprises means for determining 12 a delay between a transmission of a first data packet and a transmission of a next data packet to the mobile transceiver, the delay depending on an acknowledgement packet received from the mobile transceiver for the first data packet. The apparatus 10 further comprises means for scheduling 14 data transmissions to the mobile transceiver based on the delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Oliver Stanze, Uwe Doetsch, Mark Doll
  • Publication number: 20150282163
    Abstract: Embodiments provide an apparatus, a method and a computer program for scheduling a data transmission. The apparatus 10 is operable for scheduling data transmissions to a mobile transceiver in a mobile communication system. The apparatus 10 comprises means for determining 12 a delay between a transmission of a first data packet and a transmission of a next data packet to the mobile transceiver, the delay depending on an acknowledgement packet received from the mobile transceiver for the first data packet. The apparatus 10 further comprises means for scheduling 14 data transmissions to the mobile transceiver based on the delay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: ALCATEL LUCENT
    Inventors: Oliver Stanze, Uwe Doetsch, Mark Doll
  • Patent number: 9072063
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for reducing interference in the downlink direction of a cellular radio communication system comprising base stations communicating with terminals using a frame structure showing a time and frequency extension, said frame comprising a preamble portion and at least one data portion, said terminals being adapted to receive frames for which the receive power of said at least one data portion is varying in a predefined range relative to the receive preamble power of said preamble portion, According to the present invention, the method comprises the steps of: transmitting the part of said data portion destined to said terminal with a transmit power adapted to generate a first receive power (Plow) at said terminal within said range if said terminal belongs to a first group of terminals; transmitting the part of said data portion destined to said terminal with a transmit power adapted to generate a second receive power (Phigh) at said terminal within said range, said seco
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Bozo Cesar, Hardy Halbauer, Mark Doll, Robert Fetscher, Bernd Gloss, Oliver Stanze, Jürgen Otterbach
  • Patent number: 8938246
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for scheduling transmissions in a radio communication system comprising a plurality of base stations and a plurality of terminals, a base station being associated to a sector and transmitting/receiving data to/from terminals located in said sector. According to the present invention, the method comprises the steps of: —determining an area around each given sector, said area comprising a set of sectors, —allocating to said sectors in said area a scheduling priority chosen among at least two different scheduling priorities, —scheduling decisions in a sector having a lower scheduling priority than a sector belonging to said area depending on scheduling decisions made for said sector with higher scheduling priority, said scheduling decisions made in said sector with higher scheduling priority being reported by said base station associated to said sector with higher scheduling priority to said base station associated to said sector with lower scheduling priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Bozo Cesar, Mark Doll, Robert Fetscher, Hardy Halbauer, Oliver Stanze
  • Publication number: 20140119312
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method (MET1) for receiving uplink radio frequency signals (RFS) in a radio communication system. The radio communication system comprises at least one antenna system for a reception of the uplink radio frequency signals (RFS), a slave unit (SU) connected to the at least one antenna system, and a master unit (MU) controlling the slave unit (SU). The method (MET1) comprises the steps of receiving (M1/10) at the at least one antenna system the uplink radio frequency signals (RFS), verifying (M1/13), whether a characteristic parameter of the received uplink radio frequency signals (RFS) fulfills a predefined criterion, and controlling (M1/14) a forwarding of the received uplink radio frequency signals (RFS) to the master unit (MU) depending on a fulfillment of the predefined criterion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: ALCATEL LUCENT
    Inventors: Uwe Doetsch, Mark Doll, Gerhard Schreiber
  • Publication number: 20120003984
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for scheduling transmissions in a radio communication system comprising a plurality of base stations and a plurality of terminals, a base station being associated to a sector and transmitting/receiving data to/from terminals located in said sector. According to the present invention, the method comprises the steps of: determining an area around each given sector, said area comprising a set of sectors, allocating to said sectors in said area a scheduling priority chosen among at least two different scheduling priorities, scheduling decisions in a sector having a lower scheduling priority than a sector belonging to said area depending on scheduling decisions made for said sector with higher scheduling priority, said scheduling decisions made in said sector with higher scheduling priority being reported by said base station associated to said sector with higher scheduling priority to said base station associated to said sector with lower scheduling priority.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventors: Bozo Cesar, Mark Doll, Robert Fetscher, Hardy Halbauer, Oliver Stanze
  • Publication number: 20110205923
    Abstract: The present invention relates to measurement in radio communication systems. In particular, the present invention relates to a sounding method in a cellular wireless communication system, the communication system itself and its components like base stations and mobile stations. The radio communication system (1) comprises at least one mobile station (2) and at least two base stations (3, 4). One of said base stations is a serving base station (3) for the mobile station (2) and the at least one further base station is a neighboring base station (4) of the serving base station (3). The serving base station (3) is adapted to generate a schedule for measurement signals and to transmit said schedule to the mobile station (2) and to the neighboring base station (4). The mobile station (2) is adapted to transmit measurement signals in accordance with said schedule to the serving base station (3) and to the neighboring base station (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventors: Mark Doll, Hardy Halbauer, Bozo Cesar, Yejian Chen, Robert Fetscher, Bernd Gloss, Oliver Stanze