Patents by Inventor Martin Hans

Martin Hans 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: 20220248326
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of selecting a UE device to act as a relay between an internet connected server and a remote UE device, the method comprising: at a time determined by a knowledge of when the remote UE device will enter an active state identifying one or more UE devices in a vicinity of a known location of the remote UE device which are able to act as relay devices; selecting one or more of the identified UE devices to establish a connection with the remote UE device; and instructing the one or more selected UE devices to establish a connection with the remote UE device to provide the relay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: IPCom GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas SCHMIDT, Achim LUFT, Maik BIENAS, Martin HANS
  • Patent number: 11405925
    Abstract: A method of reducing interference in a mobile communication system caused by a first user equipment, UE, device operating in a cell at a significantly higher altitude than other UE devices in the cell so as to cause interference, the method comprising detecting that the first UE device is operating at an altitude considered by the mobile communication system to be an extraordinary altitude; and reducing interference caused by the first UE device operating at the extraordinary altitude by controlling the operation of the first UE device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: IPCOM GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Schmidt, Maik Bienas, Martin Hans
  • Publication number: 20220237671
    Abstract: A method for an internet-accessible content provider computer server that, in response to receiving request information from a referred user device for access to specific digital content subject to a fee, the server: (a) selects a particular payment system based on referrer information included in request information transmitted, (b) transmits to the selected payment system information indicative of the requested specific digital content and a request for approval of the user device for the corresponding fee for the digital content, (c) facilitating communication between the selected payment system and the user device, (d) based on receiving from the selected payment system an approval signal, transmitting the requested specific digital content to the user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Cosmin-Gabriel ENE, Martin HANS
  • Patent number: 11399297
    Abstract: The present invention provides a resource controller for resource management in a telecommunication network, the telecommunication network providing a first set of resources for cellular communication and a second set of resources for direct device-to-device, D2D, communication between UEs, the resource controller comprising a measurement request unit being arranged to request a measurement be performed by at least one user equipment, the measurement indicating a capacity utilization of the second set of resources; and a resource pool adaption unit being arranged to adapt the first set of resources and the second set of resources as a function of the performed measurement. In particular, where no resources are available for D2D communication, a UE may request a bearer setup and in response suitable resources for D2D communication are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: IPCOM GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Maik Bienas, Andreas Schmidt, Martin Hans
  • Patent number: 11396638
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for a lubricant formulation and a method of forming the lubricant formulation for use in an internal combustion engine. The lubricant formulation includes a base oil and an esterified oil-soluble polyalkylene glycol (E-OSP) of Formula (I): R1 [O(R2O)n(R3O)m(C?O)R4]p wherein R1 is a linear alkyl having 1 to 18 carbon atoms, a branched alkyl having 4 to 18 carbon atoms or an aryl with 6 to 30 carbon atoms; R2O is an oxypropylene moiety derived from 1, 2-propylene oxide; R3O is an oxybutylene moiety derived from butylene oxide, wherein R2O and R3O are in a block or a random distribution; R4 is a linear alkyl with 1 to 18 carbon atoms, a branched alkyl with 4 to 18 carbon atoms or an aryl with 6 to 18 carbon atoms; n and m are each independently integers ranging from 0 to 20 wherein n+m is greater than 0, and p is an integer from 1 to 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Martin R. Greaves, Yaokun Han, Yong Zhao
  • Publication number: 20220230170
    Abstract: A method, including the steps of: a) receiving, over a mobile communication network, a user device identifier based on information maintained by a database of the mobile communication network, and first purchase price information from an internet-accessible merchant, b) determining whether a data token is maintained in a memory of the user device, c) generating and transmitting the data token to the user device for storage when the token is not maintained, d) determining, based on the user device identifier, a credit worthiness indicator for the user device, e) transmitting an authorization signal for the requested purchase without concurrently requiring payment when the creditworthiness indicator satisfies predetermined conditions, f) monitoring a total outstanding purchase balance, and g) transmitting a request signal for the user device for settlement of at least a part of the total outstanding purchase balance if this exceeds a predetermined threshold amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Cosmin-Gabriel ENE, Martin HANS
  • Publication number: 20220225263
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of registering an access in a network, the method comprising receiving in a second network a request to register a user equipment, UE, device over a second access network, the request including first information that the UE device is registered in a first network over a first access network; receiving in the second network second information regarding the UE device from the first network; establishing in the second network a security association with the UE device over the second access network; forwarding third information regarding the UE device to the first network by the second network; and registering in the first network the UE over the second access network while maintaining the registration of the UE in the first network over the first access network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventor: Martin Hans
  • Publication number: 20220191886
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of transmitting data to a receiving entity, the method comprising establishing a plurality of transmission channels to the receiving entity, the transmission channels being established using more than one radio access technology; for each transmission channel determining a buffer status of a data buffer containing data to be transmitted using that transmission channel; and determining if transmission capacity is available in a packet data unit of a first radio access technology and if such transmission capacity is available determining whether data may be taken from a data buffer of a transmission channel of a second radio access technology and transmitted to the receiving entity in the packet data unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: IPCom GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas SCHMIDT, Achim LUFT, Maik BIENAS, Martin HANS
  • Patent number: 11363505
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of managing a connection of a user equipment, UE, device to a core network, the UE device being capable of establishing a connection to the core network using a mobile communication system network and of establishing a connection to the core network via a network other than the mobile communication system network, the method comprising having established a first connection to the core network via the network other than the mobile communication system network, in response to receiving a request from a base station of the mobile communication system to establish a second connection to the base station via the network other than the mobile communication system network, informing the core network of a temporary suspension of the first connection and storing context information of the first connection for a future resumption of the first connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: IPCOM GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Schmidt, Martin Hans
  • Publication number: 20220182811
    Abstract: The invention provides a method performed by a home public land mobile network, PLMN, of controlling access of a user equipment, UE, device to a non-home PLMN when the UE device has an access to a non-trusted network and thereby a connection with the home PLMN via an interworking function entity, the method comprising in the event of the UE device requesting an attachment to the non-home PLMN, making in the home PLMN a decision as to whether control of the UE device should be handed over to the non-home PLMN; and communicating the decision to the non-home PLMN.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventor: MARTIN HANS
  • Patent number: 11356170
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of reducing interference caused by an aerial vehicle in a mobile communications system, the method comprising arranging for the aerial vehicle to steer radio transmissions when the aerial vehicle is airborne such that a direction of the transmissions is adjusted to be directed vertically downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: IPCOM GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Maik Bienas, Andreas Schmidt, Martin Hans
  • Patent number: 11343693
    Abstract: A method for a user equipment, UE, device to perform measurements in order to assess network performance, including minimization of drive test, MDT, measurements. Configuration information is received at the UE, the configuration information providing information for controlling service specific measurements and for controlling tagging of measurement reports by the UE with at least one of a service flow identifier and an indication that the measurement relates to one of a single service data flow and a multiplicity of service data flows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: IPCOM GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Schmidt, Achim Luft, Maik Bienas, Martin Hans
  • Publication number: 20220152399
    Abstract: A deep brain stimulation (DBS) system provides for treating a human brain exhibiting a pathological condition. A controller generates a signal waveform defining a series of DBS pulses within an amplitude modulation envelope. The frequency of the amplitude modulation envelope may be less than or equal to half of a frequency of the DBS pulses. A driver circuit generates an amplified, amplitude-modulated electrical waveform corresponding to the signal waveform. A DBS electrode electrically coupled to the driver circuit converts the electrical waveform to a stimulation waveform to entrain neurons of the deep brain tissue in a normal oscillation pattern, thereby suppressing the pathological oscillation pattern to treat the pathological condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Martin Han, Sabato Santaniello
  • Patent number: 11328332
    Abstract: A method for an internet-accessible content provider computer server that, in response to receiving request information from a referred user device for access to specific digital content subject to a fee, the server: (a) selects a particular payment system based on referrer information included in request information transmitted, (b) transmits to the selected payment system information indicative of the requested specific digital content and a request for approval of the user device for the corresponding fee for the digital content, (c) facilitating communication between the selected payment system and the user device, (d) based on receiving from the selected payment system an approval signal, transmitting the requested specific digital content to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: LaterPay AG
    Inventors: Cosmin-Gabriel Ene, Martin Hans
  • Patent number: 11297487
    Abstract: The invention provides a method performed by a home public land mobile network, PLMN, of controlling access of a user equipment, UE, device to a non-home PLMN when the UE device has an access to a non-trusted network and thereby a connection with the home PLMN via an interworking function entity, the method comprising in the event of the UE device requesting an attachment to the non-home PLMN, making in the home PLMN a decision as to whether control of the UE device should be handed over to the non-home PLMN; and communicating the decision to the non-home PLMN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: IPCOM GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Martin Hans
  • Publication number: 20220095088
    Abstract: A method of enabling a provision of public warning system, PWS, messages to a user equipment, UE, device via a non-3GPP radio network including establishing an internet protocol security, IPSec, tunnel connection from the UE device to a non-3GPP interworking function, N3IWF, via a non-3GPP, N3GPP, radio access technology, requesting from a first core network, CN, entity a provision of public warning system, PWS, messages; and providing the first CN entity with information about a location of the UE device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Inventors: Andreas Schmidt, Martin Hans, Achim Luft, Maik Bienas
  • Publication number: 20220078883
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for providing public warning messages to a first user device associated with a second user device, the method comprising storing information connecting the first and second user devices to a single user identity and a preference of a user of the first and second user devices as to whether public warning messages which have been determined to be relevant for one of the first and second user devices should be transmitted to the other one of the first and second user devices; in the event of an event giving rise to an authority issuing a public warning alert, determining if at least one of the first and second devices is in an area indicated to be an area of relevance for the public warning alert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: IPCom GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas SCHMIDT, Achim LUFT, Maik BIENAS, Martin HANS
  • Publication number: 20220078598
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of distributing public warning messages to a subscriber of a cellular communications system, the method comprising storing in a database information connecting a cellular device of the subscriber to at least one messaging service receivable by a device other than the cellular device; and in the event that a public warning message is to be broadcast to an area in which the cellular device of the subscriber is located, transmitting a warning message to the subscriber using the at least one messaging service to the device other than the cellular device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: IPCom GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas SCHMIDT, Achim LUFT, Maik BIENAS, Martin HANS
  • Publication number: 20220046607
    Abstract: A method of providing feedback from a plurality of base stations of a single frequency network to a user equipment device to indicate if a data transmission has been received successfully, wherein a positive acknowledgement of successful receipt is transmitted using a first feedback resource and a negative acknowledgement of unsuccessful receipt is transmitted using a second feedback resource, the first and second feedback resources being mutually orthogonal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Maik Bienas, Andreas Schmidt, Martin Hans, Achim Luft
  • Patent number: 11223940
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of enabling a provision of public warning system, PWS, messages to a user equipment, UE, device via a non-3GPP radio network, the method comprising establishing an internet protocol security, IPSec, tunnel connection from the UE device to a non-3GPP interworking function, N3IWF, via a non-3GPP, N3GPP, radio access technology, requesting from a first core network, CN, entity a provision of public warning system, PWS, messages; and providing the first CN entity with information about a location of the UE device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: IPCOM GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Schmidt, Martin Hans, Achim Luft, Maik Bienas