Patents by Inventor Oliver Blume

Oliver Blume 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: 20220361028
    Abstract: The present invention provides apparatuses, methods, systems, computer programs, computer program products and computer-readable media for reducing overhead for Quality-of-service (QoS) monitoring of vehicle-to-everything (V2X) services. The method comprises receiving, at a user equipment, from a serving network, a request for a Quality-of-Service (QoS) monitoring session, making a first determination, at the user equipment, whether the user equipment is relevant for the request, based on the content of the request, making a second determination, at the user equipment, if it is determined in the first determination that the user equipment is relevant, whether the request is received in dedicated signaling or common signaling, deciding, at the user equipment, whether or not to initiate the requested QoS monitoring session based on the second determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Inventors: Vinh VAN PHAN, Ling YU, Hajo BAKKER, Rudraksh SHRIVASTAVA, Oliver BLUME, Jedrzej STANCZAK
  • Publication number: 20220330318
    Abstract: For a UE in a wireless network and able to communicate via sidelink communications with other UE(s), the UE determines whether a specific condition exists indicating the UE has limited availability of CG resources used to communicate for the sidelink communications. The UE sends, using the sidelink communications, a message indicating the limited availability of the CG resources toward the other UE(s). Another UE receives the message indicating a limited availability of CG resources for the UE, and prepares an application in the other UE for a less sensitive mode of operation having less QoS than a mode having a normal QoS. A base station can configure the UE with the CG resources and provide a set of parameters to the UE to be used to form the message for the user equipment to transmit to the other UE(s) using sidelink communications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Rudraksh SHRIVASTAVA, Jedrzej STANCZAK, Sudeep HEGDE, Oliver BLUME, Hajo BAKKER
  • Publication number: 20220286876
    Abstract: There are provided measures for enabling/realizing flexible and adaptive QoS monitoring for unicast/groupcast over sidelink communication, which may preferably be capable of enhancing support of unicast/groupcast services over sidelink communication. Such measures exemplarily comprise obtaining a request for QoS monitoring for unicast/groupcast over sidelink communication with a specified quality-of-service profile, which indicates at least one target QoS metric to be monitored, determining a QoS monitoring procedure, wherein a scheme for enforcing QoS monitoring over sidelink communication in collaboration with at least one unicast/groupcast receiving-side device is decided, and performing the QoS monitoring procedure, wherein QoS monitoring messages are exchanged with the at least one unicast/groupcast receiving-side device over the sidelink communication with the specified QoS profile in accordance with the decided scheme and the at least one target quality-of-service metric is derived based thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Vinh VAN PHAN, Ling YU, Hajo BAKKER, Rudraksh SHRIVASTAVA, Oliver BLUME, Jedrzej STANCZAK
  • Publication number: 20220207974
    Abstract: An active protection system includes a surveillance camera unit, a detection and countermeasure unit, and a central processing unit. The surveillance camera unit is configured to provide an all-round view and image data of a region of interest. The detection and countermeasure unit is configured to detect a potential threat and, upon a confirmation, to activate a countermeasure suitable to at least mitigate the threat. The central processing unit is configured to confirm the detected potential threat based on the image data of the surveillance camera unit and to provide data indicating the confirmed treat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Uwe ILLNER, Jan ERBE, Martin WELZENBACH, Oliver RÖMPP, Oliver RUDOW, Franck FRIEDLANDER, Felix BLUME, Carlos MARTINI
  • Publication number: 20210274390
    Abstract: It is provided a method, comprising monitoring if a request for a handover of a platoon leader from a source cell to a target cell is received, wherein the request for the handover comprises a description of the required resources for platoon leader and all platoon members; and the method further comprises configuring the platoon leader and the platoon members with a new resource allocation if the request for the handover is received; informing the source cell on the new resource allocation and reserving or pre-reserving the resources in at least one of the source and target cell; supervising if the trigger event has occurred; activating the new resource allocation in the platoon leader and the platoon members if the activation command is received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2018
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Dereje KIFLE, Oliver BLUME, Hajo BAKKER
  • Publication number: 20210235399
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for survival time monitoring and status transfer for time sensitive communication are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Andreas WICH, Oliver BLUME, Jens GEBERT, Hajo BAKKER
  • Patent number: 10856223
    Abstract: The invention is directed at a method of distributing system information to one or more mobile terminals in a cellular telecommunications network. The network comprises at least one signaling cell serving a first coverage area, and one or more data cells associated with said signaling cell, each one of said data cells serving a respective partial coverage area covering at least a part of the first coverage area. For each one of said data cells, the respective data cell is operated in either an active or inactive communication mode depending on whether there is at least one of said mobile terminals present in the partial coverage area of said respective data cell, and whether said at least one mobile terminal operates in an active terminal mode and is not served by other data cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST-NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
    Inventors: Haibin Zhang, Jorguseski Ljupco, Oliver Blume
  • Publication number: 20190071886
    Abstract: Disclosed is a compact sleeping unit (1) for an accommodation facility (4), comprising at least one standing area (20), at least some sections of which have headroom, and at least one sleeping area (30). The compact sleeping unit (1) is characterized in that the standing area (20) is arranged on a lower storey (2) and the sleeping area (30) is arranged on an upper storey (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: BOXHOTEL VERMÖGENSVERWALTUNGS GMBH
    Inventor: Oliver BLUME
  • Patent number: 9768983
    Abstract: In a method for transmitting data through a Massive MIMO backhaul system, a central node of the MIMO backhaul system transmits, to a small cell repeater terminal on the downlink, a downlink pilot signal carrying a set of pilot sequences that are mutually orthogonal in the frequency domain. Each pilot sequence in the set of pilot sequences corresponds to an antenna of an antenna array at the central node. The central node receives an uplink pilot signal carrying the set of pilot sequences transmitted by the small cell repeater terminal on the uplink, where the received uplink pilot signal is a frequency converted retransmission of the downlink pilot signal. The central node estimates at least one of an uplink channel and a downlink channel between the central node and the small cell repeater terminal based on the set of pilot sequences and the received uplink pilot signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Thomas Marzetta, Oliver Blume, Pawel Rulikowski, Simone Maier, Andreas Pascht, Thierry Klein
  • Publication number: 20170208543
    Abstract: The invention is directed at a method of distributing system information to one or more mobile terminals in a cellular telecommunications network. The network comprises at least one signaling cell serving a first coverage area, and one or more data cells associated with said signaling cell, each one of said data cells serving a respective partial coverage area covering at least a part of the first coverage area. For each one of said data cells, the respective data cell is operated in either an active or inactive communication mode depending on whether there is at least one of said mobile terminals present in the partial coverage area of said respective data cell, and whether said at least one mobile terminal operates in an active terminal mode and is not served by other data cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Haibin Zhang, Jorguseski Ljupco, Oliver Blume
  • Patent number: 9621360
    Abstract: A system and method for analyzing network power consumption is disclosed. The system and method for analyzing network power consumption includes the steps of specifying at least one service which will run on said network; defining a plurality of resources provisioned in the network, each having an associated power efficiency; associating a network path with the service; calculating a sum of the power efficiencies for the resources of the network path; and outputting the sum to a display device. The system and method for analyzing network power consumption is particularly useful for identifying power consumption efficiencies throughout a communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: George Endicott Rittenhouse, Gary Weldon Atkinson, Oliver Blume, Suresh Goyal, Daniel Charles Kilper, Steven Kenneth Korotky, Dusan Suvakovic
  • Publication number: 20160134438
    Abstract: In a method for transmitting data through a Massive MIMO backhaul system, a central node of the MIMO backhaul system transmits, to a small cell repeater terminal on the downlink, a downlink pilot signal carrying a set of pilot sequences that are mutually orthogonal in the frequency domain. Each pilot sequence in the set of pilot sequences corresponds to an antenna of an antenna array at the central node. The central node receives an uplink pilot signal carrying the set of pilot sequences transmitted by the small cell repeater terminal on the uplink, where the received uplink pilot signal is a frequency converted retransmission of the downlink pilot signal. The central node estimates at least one of an uplink channel and a downlink channel between the central node and the small cell repeater terminal based on the set of pilot sequences and the received uplink pilot signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas MARZETTA, Oliver BLUME, Pawel RULIKOWSKI, Simone MAIER, Andreas PASCHT, Thierry KLEIN
  • Patent number: 9072043
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method comprising the following steps:—measuring (S1) a traffic load;—determining (S2), if the traffic load is lower than a first threshold;—decreasing (S3) a maximum used output load of an amplifier of the base station, if the traffic load is lower than the first;—adjusting (S4) an operation point (102; 104; 106; 108; 112; 114; 116; 118; 124) of the amplifier, if the traffic load is lower than the first threshold;—determining (S2), if the traffic load is higher than a second threshold;—increasing (S5) the maximum used output load of the amplifier, if the traffic load is higher than the second threshold; and—adjusting (S4) the operation point of the amplifier, if the traffic load is higher than the second threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Oliver Blume, Dietrich Zeller, Anton Ambrosy
  • Patent number: 8837429
    Abstract: A method for handover of a mobile node (MN) in a communications network from a previous point of attachment (p-PoA) associated with a previous mobility access gateway (pMAG) to a new point of attachment (n-PoA) associated with a new mobility access gateway (nMAG), where the pMAG and nMAG are associated with a mobility anchor (LMA), comprises the nMAG receiving a handover indicator concerning the MN from the pMAG. After receiving the handover indicator at the nMAG, the nMAG establishes a transient binding with the LMA. Following establishment of the transient binding, the nMAG receives downloaded data for the MN from the LMA prior to establishment of a connection between the MN and the n-PoA. The method may be used with PMIP Mobile Internet Protocol (PMIP).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Oliver Blume
  • Publication number: 20130203434
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method comprising the following steps:—measuring (S1) a traffic load;—determining (S2), if the traffic load is lower than a first threshold;—decreasing (S3) a maximum used output load of an amplifier of the base station, if the traffic load is lower than the first;—adjusting (S4) an operation point (102; 104; 106; 108; 112; 114; 116; 118; 124) of the amplifier, if the traffic load is lower than the first threshold;—determining (S2), if the traffic load is higher than a second threshold;—increasing (S5) the maximum used output load of the amplifier, if the traffic load is higher than the second threshold; and—adjusting (S4) the operation point of the amplifier, if the traffic load is higher than the second threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: ALCATEL LUCENT
    Inventors: Oliver Blume, Dietrich Zeller, Anton Ambrosy
  • Publication number: 20120039300
    Abstract: A method for handover of a mobile node (MN) in a communications network from a previous point of attachment (p-PoA) associated with a previous mobility access gateway (pMAG) to a new point of attachment (n-PoA) associated with a new mobility access gateway (nMAG), where the pMAG and nMAG are associated with a mobility anchor (LMA), comprises the nMAG receiving a handover indicator concerning the MN from the pMAG. After receiving the handover indicator at the nMAG, the nMAG establishes a transient binding with the LMA. Following establishment of the transient binding, the nMAG receives downloaded data for the MN from the LMA prior to establishment of a connection between the MN and the n-PoA. The method may be used with PMIP Mobile Internet Protocol (PMIP).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventor: Oliver Blume
  • Publication number: 20110182198
    Abstract: A system and method for analyzing network power consumption is disclosed. The system and method for analyzing network power consumption includes the steps of specifying at least one service which will run on said network; defining a plurality of resources provisioned in the network, each having an associated power efficiency; associating a network path with the service; calculating a sum of the power efficiencies for the resources of the network path; and outputting the sum to a display device. The system and method for analyzing network power consumption is particularly useful for identifying power consumption efficiencies throughout a communication network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventors: George Endicott Rittenhouse, Gary Weldon Atkinson, Oliver Blume, Suresh Goyal, Daniel Charles Kilper, Steven Kenneth Korotky, Dusan Suvakovic
  • Patent number: 7684800
    Abstract: A method of triggering a decision of a wireless communication system on a handover and/or of triggering a handover by means of at least one trigger signal. Using a generic algorithm for triggering handover trigger signals. The algorithm uses generic parameters representing at least an aspect of the quality of service of a radio link. The method facilitates handovers in multi-RAT networks and decreases the signalling as part of the handover decision making is transferred to the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Edgar Wolfram Kühn, Oliver Blume
  • Patent number: 7616928
    Abstract: The invention relates to a Method of identifying a radio link 1,1?,1? of a terminal device 2 to a wireless communication system (3). The method comprises first step of determining values of parameters of n?2 radio links, whereby the parameters of each radio link are suitable to quantify at least an aspect of the quality of service of this radio link, the parameters (QoS parameters) being generic QoS parameters usable by different radio network technologies. In a second step a value of a metric is calculated, for each radio link, with the associated determined QoS parameters, whereby the value of the metric defines the overall quality of service of the corresponding radio link. In a third step one of the n?2 radio links (best radio link) is identified as being the radio link offering the best quality of service by comparing the n?2 values of the metric calculated in the second step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Oliver Blume
  • Publication number: 20070026861
    Abstract: A method of triggering a decision of a wireless communication system on a handover and/or of triggering a handover by means of at least one trigger signal. Using a generic algorithm for triggering handover trigger signals. The algorithm uses generic parameters representing at least an aspect of the quality of service of a radio link. The method facilitates handovers in multi-RAT networks and decreases the signalling as part of the handover decision making is transferred to the terminal device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Inventors: Edgar Kuhn, Oliver Blume