Patents by Inventor Norbert Loebig

Norbert Loebig 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: 9060060
    Abstract: The invention relates to an interactive voice response (IVR) system supplying functions and resources to services encompassing interactive voice response or output of announcements and three methods for dealing with resource bottlenecks of the IVR system. The IVR system supplies a pool of resources to several switching systems. Virtual, individually assigned IVR systems are created from the perspective of the switching systems by allocating the control interfaces and user data interfaces of the IVR system in an exclusive, disjunctive manner to the switching systems. Resource bottlenecks can be prevented when several switching systems access the IVR system by rejecting jobs for which the required resources cannot be reserved or by aborting jobs creating too substantial delays during processing due to the wait for resources. The invention has the advantage of efficiently utilizing the resources supplied by the IVR system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Siemens Networks GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Norbert Löbig
  • Patent number: 8978062
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method are provided for processing audio and/or video data comprising a module for displaying an element comprising at least one absolute time or at least one time indicator, wherein a sector or portion associated with the element indicates a duration or a length of the audio and/or video data, wherein time marks are displayed that are set automatically or by user interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Siemens Networks GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Norbert Loebig, Helmut Richter, Armin Wilke
  • Patent number: 8406121
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method for error detection in a packet-based message distribution system, according to which messages are distributed via a plurality of nodes and other system components, and each node comprises at least two addressable interfaces is provided. For the security of the system, the message distribution paths are designed in a redundant manner and redundancy paths are available in the message distribution system in the event of the breakdown of connections in the message distribution system. The invention topology of the message distribution system is known by the nodes, and the nodes check the accessibility of the other nodes by means of communication tests; interrogate intermediate system components by means of existing interfaces and in terms of the connection status thereof in relation to other nodes and/or system components, and signal optional error configurations, physical errors, and/or missing redundancy paths of the message distribution system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Siemens Networks GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jonas Höf, Norbert Löbig, Jürgen Tegeler, Michael Tinnacher, Dieter Wallner
  • Patent number: 8306194
    Abstract: During the output of data and distribution services, user data streams frequently transferred to a corresponding communication device (i.e. information output system and/or the distribution system) are possibly irrelevant to the server. Despite this, resources for the processing of incoming useful data flows inside the communication device are provided in many cases on account of compatibility grounds. As a result, energy is reduced in the communication device. According to the invention, in order to reduce the efforts involved in processing useful data transferred in the direction of the communication device, at least one part of useful data is discarded prior to the implementation of working steps provided for the processing of useful data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Nokia Siemens Networks GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Mathias Franz, Detlev Freund, Norbert Löbig, Johannes Schöpf
  • Patent number: 8289876
    Abstract: According to the invention, an information output, e.g. a voice output, video information output, or a simultaneous output of video and audio information, which is to be transmitted via a packet-oriented network, is generation by means of pre-coded information output components. Said pre-coded information output components are present in a memory system and are retrieved as part of the processing of a request for the output of information by an information output system. Similarly, generation rules for the information output can be stored in the memory system and accessed by the information output system in order to generate the information output. According to one embodiment, information output components or generation rules are created in an information output configuration system and are subsequently made available in the memory system. The invention optimizes the use of resources for information-output services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Mathias Franz, Detlev Freund, Norbert Löbig, Johannes Schöpf
  • Patent number: 8233771
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments relate to a device and/or an associated method in which a recorded television or radio program can be played back from a recording of said program without additional programs, such as commercial breaks. A current program can be resumed once the recording has been played back. Processed program segments can be retrieved while repeated segments can be tuned out during playback. The current program can be resumed more quickly if processed program segments are retrieved during playback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Nokia Siemens Networks GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Stefan Jenzowsky, Norbert Löbig, Rudolf Stelzl
  • Patent number: 8223746
    Abstract: According to the invention, the type of transmission of signaling information, for a user-interaction with a speech dialogue system in a packet network, is determined with relation to a simplifying processing for DTMF signaling information. A speech dialogue system without special hardware for the processing of DTMF in-band signaling is provided and maintains, during the codec negotiation or the fixing of the coding method for application, that only services with DTMF out-of-band signaling, or signaling by means of dedicated data packets (for example RFC 2833) are carried out by the speech dialogue system. The above may be achieved whereby coding methods with in-band signaling are basically not permitted with relation to the codec negotiation or the control device, controlling the speech dialogue system, is embodied such that, independently of the coding method, out-of-band signaling is always stipulated by the control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Nokia Siemens Networks GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Mathias Franz, Detlev Freund, Norbert Löbig, Johannes Schöpf
  • Patent number: 8111625
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method for detecting the fault of a message interface in a communications device is provided, wherein the message interface comprises at least two layers which communicate with each other, a top layer accesses to the services of the lower layer and offers the services thereof to upper layers, for detecting a fault in the layers, at least one test application sends at least one test message for testing the information state of at least certain individual layers, thereby making it possible to control the information capabilities between the layers of the message interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Nokia Siemens Networks GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jonas Höf, Norbert Löbig, Jürgen Tegeler, Michael Tinnacher, Dieter Wallner
  • Patent number: 8089980
    Abstract: A protocol is provided being executed with a redundancy of 1:1. As a result, an identical clone, with identical hardware, identical software and an identical data base, is allocated to each switching system to be protected, as a redundancy partner. Switching is carried out in a quick, secure and automatic manner by a superordinate, real-time enabled monitor which establishes communication with the switching systems which are arranged in pairs. In the event of communication loss with respect to the active communication system, real-time switching to the redundant switching system is carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Norbert Löbig, Jürgen Tegeler
  • Patent number: 7961597
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plurality of common switching systems which are interconnected in order to form a virtual switching system. The number of the internal switching system is entered into the numbering of the port of the virtual switching system thus making a standardized user interface of the switching system become available. The port can be managed by a user in a traditional manner. The virtual switching system can be automatically configured due to said type of configuration when a central entity for developing the internal routing on the partial system is introduced, and then, optional geographical redundancy of the virtual switching system is possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Nokia Siemens Networks GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Norbert Löbig, Jürgen Tegeler
  • Patent number: 7961713
    Abstract: The invention relates to the representation of ISDN connections, which is independent of the type of connection, in a packet-oriented exchange. By adapting the signaling information, which is transmitted by ISDN connections, in a peripheral adapter, different ISDN connection types can be handled as a standard connection type in the packet-oriented exchange. The adaptation can ensue, for example, with the aid of a conversion table for the useful data references and call identifiers comprising signaling messages. The invention is advantageous in that it involves an uncomplicated representation of ISDN data in the packet-oriented exchange. ISDN connection-related data do not need to be managed in the packet-oriented exchange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Nokia Siemens Networks GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Norbert Löbig
  • Patent number: 7940745
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method, an arrangement and a system for rerouting the useful data flow in a packet network within the frame of a service, whereby the resources for executing said service are provided in the area for action of a switching center. According to said invention, a packet converter is provided in the area for action of said switching center and, within the frame of said service, the useful data flow is carried through the packet converter. The adaptations, which are necessary for rerouting said useful data flow, are executed in said packet converter. The present invention has the advantage that only the switching center, which is responsible for the resource allocation, is concerned when the useful data flow is rerouted. Inter-exchange signaling with other switching centers is thus substantially reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Nokia Siemens Networks GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Norbert Löbig
  • Patent number: 7885389
    Abstract: The provision of subscriber service features is one of the tasks of exchanges in classic TDM networks. This includes e.g., announcements and interactive responses. According to the prior art, these announcements and interactive responses are either provided by peripheral devices of the exchange which are equipped with the appropriate function or by external announcement and interactive response systems. The latter are provided either in TDM networks with proprietary interfaces or in packet networks with standardized interfaces. The invention solves the problem of providing the service for classic TDM networks by providing that the known packet-based method for controlling an external system for providing announcements and interactive responses is transferred to an exchange located in the classical TDM network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Nokia Siemens Networks GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Mathias Franz, Alfred Jugel, Patrick Kleiner, Norbert Löbig, Klaus Pulverer
  • Publication number: 20100293583
    Abstract: A method for distribution of media content 103 of a television program 109 comprises following steps: a recording 111 of first data 105 of the media content 103 on a storage medium (112), a first point-to-multipoint distribution 113 of second data 107 of said media content, a reception 115 of the second data 107 of said media content 103 using a first user equipment 117, a transmission of a demand 119 for a special service from the first user equipment 117 to a service control means 121, a detection of a load status of at least one network element 127, an execution of a load control action by the service control means 121 appropriate for changing the load of the at least one network element 127 in dependence on the detected load status, and a provision of the special service, wherein the at least one network element 127 is employed for providing the special service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: NOKIA SIEMENS NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Norbert Loebig, Egid Pichlmair, Bernd Pruessing
  • Patent number: 7822013
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for call diversion in a telecommunication network, comprising a data network (1), a voice network (2), for the transmission of speech, a network server (7), for the speech network (2) and a management server (6), for the data network (1). According to the invention, the management server is interrogated about the state of a call from the user terminal (8) to the data network (1) and where an error in said call occurs a call transfer to a stored address is carried out by the network server (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Nokia Siemens Networks GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Brumm, Robert Kresnik, Patrick Kleiner, Udo Klotz, Norbert Löbig, Irena Romanski, Walter Zinkl
  • Publication number: 20100175088
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method are provided for processing audio and/or video data comprising a module for displaying an element comprising at least one absolute time or at least one time indicator, wherein a sector or portion associated with the element indicates a duration or a length of the audio and/or video data, wherein time marks are displayed that are set automatically or by user interaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventors: Norbert Loebig, Helmut Richter, Armin Wilke
  • Patent number: 7742465
    Abstract: In one aspect of the invention, audio and video user data are separated. The audio user data is conducted via a TDM loop, where it is tapped and the video user data is fed to the recipient via the packet network, the separated audio and video user data are then combined again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Nokia Siemens Networks GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Klaus Hoffmann, Norbert Kreusch, Karl Lanzinger, Norbert Löbig
  • Patent number: 7739542
    Abstract: A process is disclosed for detecting the availability of components of a redundant communication system in which hardware components are available at least in duplicate, the redundant system components taking over the function of the previously active operating system components when one or more hardware components break down. The system components operate together in resource groups and each resource group can run on at least two hardware components. In order to permit system component availability to be detected, one resource group operates actively on precisely one single hardware component and the at least one redundant resource group runs on at least one additional system component in a standby mode, the data in the active resource group being automatically replicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Nokia Siemens Network GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jonas Höf, Norbert Löbig, Jürgen Tegeler, Michael Tinnacher, Dieter Wallner
  • Patent number: 7730168
    Abstract: Means for preventing a split brain scenario during high availability requests by providing a communication link between a switching control device operating on the application level and the module operating on the protocol level are provided. Quitting of the correct physical address is shifted to the application level via the communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Nokia Siemens Networks GmbH & Co. KG.
    Inventors: Norbert Löbig, Jürgen Tegeler
  • Publication number: 20100094736
    Abstract: In an arrangement and the corresponding method for providing data MM1, MM2, . . . MMn that is subject to a charge, particularly multimedia data, access information ZI1, ZI2, . . . Zln associated with data MM1, MM2, . . . MMn, which can be selected and is subject to a charge, is deposited in a means E before a payment process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: NOKIASIEMENS NETOWORKS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Norbert Loebig