Patents by Inventor Raphael Quinet

Raphael Quinet 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: 20160350149
    Abstract: A technique for operating a system controller of a virtualized application cluster is presented. The cluster comprises one or multiple virtual machines. In a method embodiment the system controller receives, from outside the cluster, control information defining a function associated with a virtual machine. It further receives, from the virtual machine, a request message including an identifier of the virtual machine. The method also comprises determining, based on the identifier included in the request message, the function associated with the virtual machine and booting information associated with the function. The booting information is then sent in a response message to the virtual machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Raphael Quinet, Rosa María Martinez Perallón, Peter Woerndle
  • Publication number: 20160342439
    Abstract: A technique for operating components of a virtualized application cluster with one or multiple virtual machines is described. The technique enables to identify an individual virtual machine and its function within the cluster. As such, booting information dedicated to the function of the virtual machine within the cluster can be determined and provided to the virtual machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Peter Woerndle, Daniel Catrein, Rosa MarÌa Martinez Perallón, Raphael Quinet
  • Patent number: 9185173
    Abstract: It is described a concept for a service composition which can be carried out in a telecommunication network (100). The described service composition is optimized in view of a composite service execution in a mobile network device (110) having limited resources. According to the described concept, at least one code required for executing the composite service is downloaded from a code storage node (130) to a composition execution agent (112) in response to receiving a corresponding instruction from a service composition node (120), that the service should be composed and/or executed. The actual code to be executed within the network device (110) is selected in response to receiving a service composition command from the service composition node (120). The code selection may take into account local constraints available for the network device (110).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Raphaël Quinet, Eugen Freiter, Roman Levenshteyn, Joerg Niemoeller
  • Patent number: 8972935
    Abstract: An application server (102) along with various other devices and method are described herein for managing a service (e.g., communication service) which is provided to a user. As described herein, the application server with the help of aspect oriented programming is capable of automatically adding functionality to an original service without directly modifying the target application code of the original service. In particular, the application server when automatically adding functionality to a certain application can automatically detect which features are still missing within the certain application, and which are already supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Joerg Niemoeller, Roman Levenshteyn, Eugen Freiter, Raphael Quinet
  • Patent number: 8949469
    Abstract: A method, devices, and a computer program for synchronizing one or more software programs from a first device (D100) to a second device (D200) are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Martin Gerdes, Silke Holtmanns, Raphael Quinet, Marko Schuba
  • Publication number: 20140136592
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a processing entity (100) for providing data for a process during process run-time in a distributed processing arrangement. The processing entity comprises a provider (101) for providing the data for the process during the process run-time by value or by reference in dependency on a data processing criterion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Roman Levenshteyn, Ioannis Fikouras, Joerg Niemoeller, Raphael Quinet
  • Publication number: 20140101743
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and computer programs for an authentication of a user to a service of a service provider are disclosed. Access for the user to the service of the service provider is requested. One or more authentication security profiles are selected by the service provider for specifying an authentication security requirement of the service provider for the authentication of the user to the service. An indication of the one or more selected authentication security profiles and a user identity identifying the user to an identity provider are sent from the service provider to the identity provider for requesting the authentication of the user by the identity provider. The user is authenticated based on the user identity and one of the one or more selected authentication security profiles. An assertion indicating the authentication of the user to the service provider is sent to the service provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Axel Busboom, Raphael Quinet, Marko Schuba, Silke Holtmanns
  • Patent number: 8626620
    Abstract: Methods and devices for charging a user for access to a service accessible via a communication network are disclosed. At least two charging-related states are defined for the communication network. A tariff proposal entity associated with the user determines one or more tariff proposals for charging the user for accessing the service and sends the one or more tariff proposals to a rating entity. The rating entity analyzes the one or more tariff proposals in relation to a current charging-related state of the at least two charging-related states, wherein it is determined if at least one of the one or more tariff proposals complies with at least one tariff setting associated with the current charging-related state. The rating entity further selects a tariff of the at least one complying tariff proposals for charging the user for access to the service and initiates a charging of the user for access to the service according to the selected tariff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Marko Schuba, Raphaël Quinet, Rainer Hansen
  • Patent number: 8472601
    Abstract: Methods and devices for controlling a charging of a composite service in a telecommunications network are described. The composite service comprises an invocation of a constituent service. The telecommunications network comprises a control node for controlling the composite service, a service node for providing the constituent service, and a charging system for performing the charging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericcson (Publ)
    Inventors: Joerg Niemoeller, Roman Levenshteyn, Ioannis Fikouras, Raphael Quinet
  • Publication number: 20130046812
    Abstract: An application server (102) along with various other devices and method are described herein for managing a service (e.g., communication service) which is provided to a user. As described herein, the application server with the help of aspect oriented programming is capable of automatically adding functionality to an original service without directly modifying the target application code of the original service. In particular, the application server when automatically adding functionality to a certain application can automatically detect which features are still missing within the certain application, and which are already supported.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Joerg Niemoeller, Roman Levenshteyn, Eugen Freiter, Raphael Quinet
  • Publication number: 20130013760
    Abstract: A method for coordinating the execution of a composed service in a service execution coordination unit on request by a service composition server is disclosed, wherein the service is composed of at least a first and a second component service instance. The method comprises: receiving an instruction for invoking the first component service instance from the service composition server, receiving an instruction for invoking the second component service instance from the service composition server, contacting a respective one of the one or more application servers for invoking the first component service instance, and in response to receiving a service invocation result from invoking the first service automatically contacting the respective one of the of the one or more application servers for invoking the second of the one or more component service instances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Raphael Quinet, Roman Levenshteyn, Ioannis Fikouras, Eugen Freiter
  • Publication number: 20120324079
    Abstract: It is described a concept for a service composition which can be carried out in a telecommunication network (100). The described service composition is optimized in view of a composite service execution in a mobile network device (110) having limited resources. According to the described concept, at least one code required for executing the composite service is downloaded from a code storage node (130) to a composition execution agent (112) in response to receiving a corresponding instruction from a service composition node (120), that the service should be composed and/or executed. The actual code to be executed within the network device (110) is selected in response to receiving a service composition command from the service composition node (120). The code selection may take into account local constraints available for the network device (110).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Raphael Quinet, Eugen Freiter, Roman Levenshteyn, Joerg Niemoeller
  • Patent number: 8224933
    Abstract: An apparatus for creating composite services includes a processing unit which identifies at least one constituent component for a composite service by a processor unit. The constituent component has a runtime state. The apparatus includes a data-store having past composition decisions and corresponding runtime states. The processing unit locates a past composition decision regarding the constituent component that has essentially the equivalent runtime state in the data-store, and reuses the past composition decision for the constituent component for the composite service. A method for creating composite services includes the steps of identifying at least one constituent component for a composite service by a processor unit, the constituent component having a runtime state. There is the step of locating a past composition decision regarding the constituent component that has essentially the equivalent runtime state in a data-store by the processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Ioannis Fikouras, Raphaël Quinet, Eugen Freiter, Joerg Niemoeller
  • Publication number: 20110142216
    Abstract: Methods and devices for controlling a charging of a composite service in a telecommunications network are described. The composite service comprises an invocation of a constituent service. The telecommunications network comprises a control node for controlling the composite service, a service node for providing the constituent service, and a charging system for performing the charging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventors: Joerg Niemoeller, Roman Levenshteyn, Ioannis Fikouras, Raphael Quinet
  • Patent number: 7958548
    Abstract: A method for provision of access for a data requesting entity (IRE) to data related to a principal is disclosed, comprising the steps of (i) creating an access granting ticket comprising an access specification specifying a permission for an access to data related to the principal, said data being available at a data providing entity (IPE1), and a principal identifier representing the principal towards the data providing entity (IPE1), (ii) encrypting the access granting ticket with an encryption key of the data providing entity (IPE1), (iii) communicating to the data requesting entity (IRE) the encrypted access granting ticket accompanied by an identifier of the data providing entity (IPE1), (iv) communicating from the data requesting entity (IRE) to the data providing entity (IPE1) a request comprising the encrypted access granting ticket, (v) decrypting the encrypted access granting ticket with a decryption key of the data providing entity (IPE1) corresponding to the encryption key, (vi) providing to the d
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (PUBL)
    Inventors: Axel Busboom, Marko Schuba, Raphael Quinet, Silke Holtmanns
  • Publication number: 20100217696
    Abstract: Methods and devices for charging a user for access to a service accessible via a communication network are disclosed. At least two charging-related states are defined for the communication network. A tariff proposal entity associated with the user determines one or more tariff proposals for charging the user for accessing the service and sends the one or more tariff proposals to a rating entity. The rating entity analyzes the one or more tariff proposals in relation to a current charging-related state of the at least two charging-related states, wherein it is determined if at least one of the one or more tariff proposals complies with at least one tariff setting associated with the current charging-related state. The rating entity further selects a tariff of the at least one complying tariff proposals for charging the user for access to the service and initiates a charging of the user for access to the service according to the selected tariff.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2007
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: Marko Schuba, Raphaël Quinet, Rainer Hansen
  • Publication number: 20100218202
    Abstract: An apparatus for creating composite services includes a processing unit which identifies at least one constituent component for a composite service by a processor unit. The constituent component has a runtime state. The apparatus includes a data-store having past composition decisions and corresponding runtime states. The processing unit locates a past composition decision regarding the constituent component that has essentially the equivalent runtime state in the data-store, and reuses the past composition decision for the constituent component for the composite service. A method for creating composite services includes the steps of identifying at least one constituent component for a composite service by a processor unit, the constituent component having a runtime state. There is the step of locating a past composition decision regarding the constituent component that has essentially the equivalent runtime state in a data-store by the processing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: Ioannis Fikouras, Raphael Quinet, Eugen Freiter, Joerg Niemoeller
  • Patent number: 7746773
    Abstract: The invention comprises a method and system for dynamically processing messages. After a message is received from a network or from an internal application, and the message type is identified, the invention determines whether an optimized handler should be used to process messages of the identified message type. If an optimized handler has not previously been generated for the identified message type or is otherwise not available, an optimized handler may be generated, during run-time, for subsequent processing of messages of the identified message type. In some embodiments, the invention maintains statistics relating the processing characteristics of different types of messages and these statistics are used to determine whether to generate an optimized handler or to use a generic handler to process subsequently received messages having a certain identified message type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Martin Gerdes, Raphaël Quinet, Roman Levenshteyn, Torsten Dinsing
  • Patent number: 7721294
    Abstract: A method and an intermediate component for controlling in a communications network an object transfer from a first network component via the intermediate component to a second network component which is remote from the first network component are described. The object transfer is based on a plurality of object requests relating to objects referred to in one or more codes to be processed by the second network component or another network component. The intermediate component forms the steps of sending an object request to the first network component, receiving the requested object from the first network component, updating and/or assessing a priority of the requested object, and, in dependence of the priority of the requested object, delaying the requested object or forwarding the requested object to the second network component. An initial priority is assigned to the requested objects on the basis of an analysis of at least one of the object request and the code that refers to the requested object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Raphaël Quinet, Daniel Schaffrath
  • Patent number: 7627659
    Abstract: This proxy for at least one end-to-end data flow in a network comprises an estimation unit, for estimating the current minimum data load necessary to occupy the bandwidth available to the flow in the network. The estimation unit outputs a flow's pipe capacity estimation. This proxy also comprises a comparison unit, for comparing the estimated pipe capacity with a predetermined capacity threshold, a decision unit, for deciding to proxy the end-to-end flow if the estimated pipe capacity lies above the capacity threshold, and a routing unit, for routing the flow according to the decision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Reiner Ludwig, Michael Meyer, Norbert Niebert, Raphael Quinet, Stefan Wager, Tormond Hegdahl