Patents by Inventor Raphael Visoz

Raphael Visoz 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: 20190230526
    Abstract: A relaying method in a telecommunication system having a plurality of sources, a half-duplex relay relay and a recipient. The relay performs a receiving phase of: receiving codewords transmitted by the sources, including estimating for each source a message associated with the codewords transmitted by the source, error detection and decision of error-free decoded messages, which determine the set of sources decoded without error by the relay; a phase of coding and transmitting to the recipient a signal uniquely representative of the selection of messages, such that, after each reception of a block from different sources, the relay receives and decodes a return path from the destination indicating if no or at least one message is decoded without error, these messages determining the set of sources decoded without error. The relay switches from the receiving phase to the coding and transmission phase once a logic rule is valid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Raphael Visoz, Abdulaziz Mohamad, Antoine Berthet
  • Publication number: 20190229851
    Abstract: A full-duplex relay and method of a telecommunication system having several sources, at least the relay and a recipient. The relay includes: a decoder estimating a message for each source, from successive received blocks transmitted during a current interval by a source, a decision module deciding which source messages were decoded without error from the estimated messages, a network encoder encoding a selection of the messages decoded without error and a transmitter transmitting a signal representative of the network encoded messages to the destination and a control signal indicating the selected messages. The decision module selects messages decoded without error at the input of the network encoder by only considering a return path from the destination indicating correct or incorrect decoding of messages. After each reception of a block, the decision module prevents the emission by the transmitter for a time period necessary to receive and decode the return path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Abdulaziz Mohamad, Raphael Visoz, Antoine Berthet
  • Patent number: 10313052
    Abstract: A method and relay for relaying messages. The relay includes tests reliability relating solely to messages estimated with error and taken in their form prior to error detection in order to be able to separate messages that are reliable and messages that are not reliable. The relay also includes a shaper unit having a channel interleaver and a modulator taking account only of the messages estimated without error and of those messages estimated with error that are reliable, this shaping being performed in soft form if at least one message estimated with error successfully passes the reliability test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Raphael Visoz, Abdulaziz Mohamad, Antoine Berthet
  • Publication number: 20180367254
    Abstract: A method for relaying messages via a half-duplex relay for a telecommunications system with M sources, L relays and a destination, where M>1, L?1, according to an orthogonal multiple access scheme of the transmission channel between the L relays and the destination. The method includes: decoding, via a relay, M messages each being associated with a frame and coming from a source among the M sources with detection of errors on the messages; transmitting from the relay to the destination a signal representative of a least one portion of a set of the messages for which no errors have been detected by the relay conditional on authorization from the destination, transmitting from the relay to the destination of a monitoring signal indicating a set of messages for which no errors have been detected by this relay, this transmission of the monitoring signal occurring before the transmission of the representative signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Abdulaziz Mohamad, Raphael Visoz, Antoine Berthet
  • Patent number: 10153864
    Abstract: A relay for a telecommunications system comprises a decoder which responds to received blocks corresponding to successive code words xS,t transmitted simultaneously by sources during T time slots. At each slot t, t=1, . . . , T, a code word xS,t comprises B blocks xS,t(1), xS,t(2), . . . , xS,t(B). The first can be decoded independently of the other blocks, to estimate for each source code words xS,t. It also comprises a detector which detects messages that have been decoded without error and takes a decision and an encoder and transmitter which encodes a signal and transmits it to the destination, which signal is representative only of messages that have been decoded without error. When estimating, the decoder takes account of a signal transmitted by another relay representative of messages from the sources that were decoded without error by that relay. The encoder and transmitter is under the control of the detector in accordance with a selection scheme, after each received block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Abdulaziz Mohamad, Raphaël Visoz, Antoine Berthet
  • Patent number: 10135568
    Abstract: A relaying method performed by a half-duplex relay for a telecommunications system includes a reception stage of receiving codewords from sources during N uses of the transmission channel. The successive codewords correspond to B blocks, the first of which can be decoded independently of the other blocks. This stage includes a decoding step of estimating a message from each source based on received codewords. The relay performs an error detection and decision-taking step on messages decoded without error. The relay performs a stage of encoding a signal and forwarding it to a destination. The signal is representative of only messages decoded without error and includes channel encoding by an incremental redundancy code to obtain a channel encoded codeword. The relay passes from non-selective reception to selective reception after receiving B1 blocks and switches from the reception stage to the encoding and forwarding stage under control of the decision step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Abdulaziz Mohamad, Raphael Visoz, Antoine Berthet
  • Patent number: 10122496
    Abstract: Some embodiments relate to a full-duplex relay for a telecommunications system comprising a plurality of sources, the relay, and a destination. The relay comprises a decoder which estimates for each source a code word xS,t encoding a K-bit message uS,t, from received blocks corresponding to successive code words xS,t transmitted simultaneously by the sources during T time slots, such that at each time slot t, t=1, . . . , T, a code word xS,t comprises B blocks xS,t(1), xS,t(2), . . . , xS,t(B) of which the first can be decoded independently of the other blocks. It also comprises a decision component which enables the relay to detect messages that have been decoded without error and to take a decision and an encoder and transmitter which encode a signal and transmit it to the destination, which signal is representative only of messages that have been decoded without error. After each received block, the encoding and transmission unit is under the control of the decision component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Abdulaziz Mohamad, Raphaël Visoz, Antoine Berthet
  • Patent number: 10027400
    Abstract: A relaying method performed by a half duplex relay for a telecommunications system. The method includes a reception stage of receiving codewords transmitted by a source, the successive codewords corresponding to B blocks, the first of which can be decoded independently of the other blocks. This stage includes a decoding step of estimating a message from each source based on received codewords, the message being associated with the codewords transmitted by the source. The relay performs an error detection and decision-taking step on messages that are decoded without error. The relay encodes a signal and forwards it to the destination, wherein the signal is representative of only those messages that are decoded without error, such that the relay passes from non-selective reception to selective reception after receiving B1 blocks and switches from the reception stage to the encoding and forwarding stage under control of the error detection and decision stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Abdulaziz Mohamad, Raphael Visoz, Antoine Berthet
  • Patent number: 9882626
    Abstract: A method for non-orthogonal transmission of a signal intended for a system with N sources, M relays and a single receiver, in which simultaneous transmission over a single spectral resource by the relays is simultaneous with a transmission over a single spectral resource by the sources. The method includes, for each relay: joint iterative detection/decoding of messages transmitted respectively by the sources during first transmission intervals to obtain decoded messages; detecting errors on the decoded messages; interleaving the detected error-free messages, followed by algebraic network coding including a linear combination, in a finite field of an order higher than two, of the interleaved messages to obtain a coded message, the linear combinations being independent, in pairs, between the relays; and channel coding to generate a signal representative of the network coded message and to transmit this signal during the subsequent transmission intervals simultaneously with a transmission by the sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Meryem Benammar, Atoosa Hatefi, Raphael Visoz
  • Publication number: 20170331584
    Abstract: A method and relay for relaying messages. The relay includes tests reliability relating solely to messages estimated with error and taken in their form prior to error detection in order to be able to separate messages that are reliable and messages that are not reliable. The relay also includes a shaper unit having a channel interleaver and a modulator taking account only of the messages estimated without error and of those messages estimated with error that are reliable, this shaping being performed in soft form if at least one message estimated with error successfully passes the reliability test.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Raphael Visoz, Abdulaziz Mohamad, Antoine Berthet
  • Publication number: 20170155472
    Abstract: A relay for a telecommunications system comprises a decoder which responds to received blocks corresponding to successive code words xS,t transmitted simultaneously by sources during T time slots. At each slot t, t=1, . . . , T, a code word xS,t comprises B blocks xS,t(1), xS,t(2), . . . , xS,t(B). The first can be decoded independently of the other blocks, to estimate for each source code words xS,t. It also comprises a detector which detects messages that have been decoded without error and takes a decision and an encoder and transmitter which encodes a signal and transmits it to the destination, which signal is representative only of messages that have been decoded without error. When estimating, the decoder takes account of a signal transmitted by another relay representative of messages from the sources that were decoded without error by that relay. The encoder and transmitter is under the control of the detector in accordance with a selection scheme, after each received block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Abdulaziz Mohamad, Raphaël Visoz, Antoine Berthet
  • Publication number: 20170141879
    Abstract: Some embodiments relate to a full-duplex relay for a telecommunications system comprising a plurality of sources, the relay, and a destination. The relay comprises a decoder which estimates for each source a code word xS,t encoding a K-bit message uS,t, from received blocks corresponding to successive code words xS,t transmitted simultaneously by the sources during T time slots, such that at each time slot t, t=1, . . . , T, a code word xS,t comprises B blocks xS,t(1), xS,t(2), . . . , xS,t(B) of which the first can be decoded independently of the other blocks. It also comprises a decision component which enables the relay to detect messages that have been decoded without error and to take a decision and an encoder and transmitter which encode a signal and transmit it to the destination, which signal is representative only of messages that have been decoded without error. After each received block, the encoding and transmission unit is under the control of the decision component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Abdulaziz Mohamad, Raphaël Visoz, Antoine Berthet
  • Patent number: 9634797
    Abstract: A method for semi-orthogonal transmission of a signal intended for a system with N sources, M relays and a single receiver whereby the simultaneous transmission on a same spectral resource by the relays is successive and not simultaneous to a simultaneous transmission on a same spectral resource by the sources. The includes, by relay: joint iterative detection/decoding of messages transmitted respectively by the sources to obtain decoded messages, detecting errors on the decoded messages, interleaving the detected messages without errors followed by algebraic network coding consisting of a linear combination in a finite group of an order strictly higher than two of the interleaved messages to obtain a coded message, the linear combinations being independent, two by two, between the relays of the system, and formatting including channel coding to generate a signal representative of the network coded message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Meryem Benammar, Atoosa Hatefi, Raphael Visoz
  • Patent number: 9559809
    Abstract: One embodiment described herein relates to a method of predicting the performance of a communication system on a transmission channel. The system may comprise a transmitter suitable for applying bit interleaved coded modulation to information bits issued by a source to generate coded symbols, these coded symbols being transmitted by the transmitter over the transmission channel. The coded modulation may be based on a turbo-code comprising at least two constituent codes. The system may also comprise an iterative receiver, suitable for performing an iterative interference cancellation technique to process the coded symbols received from the transmission channel, the iterative receiver comprising an equalizer, a demodulator, and a turbo-decoder that are activated during each iteration performed by the iterative receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Orange
    Inventors: Raphaël Visoz, Antoine Berthet, Baozhu Ning
  • Publication number: 20160359581
    Abstract: A relaying method performed by a half-duplex relay for a telecommunications system includes a reception stage of receiving codewords from sources during N uses of the transmission channel. The successive codewords correspond to B blocks, the first of which can be decoded independently of the other blocks. This stage includes a decoding step of estimating a message from each source based on received codewords. The relay performs an error detection and decision-taking step on messages decoded without error. The relay performs a stage of encoding a signal and forwarding it to a destination. The signal is representative of only messages decoded without error and includes channel encoding by an incremental redundancy code to obtain a channel encoded codeword. The relay passes from non-selective reception to selective reception after receiving B1 blocks and switches from the reception stage to the encoding and forwarding stage under control of the decision step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Abdulaziz Mohamad, Raphael Visoz, Antoine Berthet
  • Publication number: 20160337075
    Abstract: A relaying method performed by a half duplex relay for a telecommunications system. The method includes a reception stage of receiving codewords transmitted by a source, the successive codewords corresponding to B blocks, the first of which can be decoded independently of the other blocks. This stage includes a decoding step of estimating a message from each source based on received codewords, the message being associated with the codewords transmitted by the source. The relay performs an error detection and decision-taking step on messages that are decoded without error. The relay encodes a signal and forwards it to the destination, wherein the signal is representative of only those messages that are decoded without error, such that the relay passes from non-selective reception to selective reception after receiving B1 blocks and switches from the reception stage to the encoding and forwarding stage under control of the error detection and decision stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Abdulaziz Mohamad, Raphael Visoz, Antoine Berthet
  • Publication number: 20160302157
    Abstract: A method of coordinating a transmitter with K?1 transmitters of a group of K transmitters. The K transmitters are in communication respectively with K receivers via channels that are described, for a frequency band m by direct transmission channel gains (gji,m) when j=i and by interfering transmission channel gains (gji,m) when j?i between the transmitter j and the receiver i, i?{1, . . . , K}, j?{1, . . . , K}, K>1. Each transmitter has available an estimate of the direct channel gain and estimates of the gains of channels interfering with its receiver. The method includes an “exchange” stage during which the K transmitters transmit simultaneously K respective sequences of subframes of respective power levels per band m coding the estimated channel gains (?ji,m) and during which the K transmitters receive, after each subframe, signal to interference plus noise ratios as returned by the K receivers to their respective transmitters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Samson Lasaulce, Vineeth Satheeskumar Varma, Raphael Visoz
  • Patent number: 9319187
    Abstract: A method and device for selective relaying in a communications network having a plurality of sources, a relay, and a reception device. The method includes the following steps: the relay receives messages transmitted respectively by the sources in order to obtain an estimate of the messages; the relay detects errors in the estimated messages; the relay transmits a representative signal to the reception device, the signal being representative of only those messages for which no error was detected and resulting from a non-bijective surjective function applied to the messages detected without error, the function including interleaving and encoding; and the representative signal being transmitted by the relay to the reception device with a control signal indicating which messages are represented in the representative signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: France Telecom
    Inventors: Atoosa Hatefi, Raphaël Visoz, Antoine Berthet
  • Patent number: 9312986
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for transmitting a signal for a network having at least four nodes comprising two transmitters, a relay, and a receiver that are connected together by non-orthogonal links implementing a spatially-distributed network code. The method includes each transmitter delivering a code word per block of K information bits and transmitting the code words during N time slots; iterative joint detection/decoding in the relay to separate respective streams and determine, per stream, a vector representative of the received code word; jointly coding two vectors derived from the two streams to determine redundancy information representative of two code words transmitted during N time slots; transmitting, by the relay, redundancy information during N time slots; and sequencing in the relay such that the redundancy information transmitted during the N time slots corresponds to the code words transmitted during the preceding N time slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Atoosa Hatefi, Raphael Visoz, Antoine Berthet
  • Publication number: 20150372785
    Abstract: One embodiment described herein relates to a method of predicting the performance of a communication system on a transmission channel. The system may comprise a transmitter suitable for applying bit interleaved coded modulation to information bits issued by a source to generate coded symbols, these coded symbols being transmitted by the transmitter over the transmission channel. The coded modulation may be based on a turbo-code comprising at least two constituent codes. The system may also comprise an iterative receiver, suitable for performing an iterative interference cancellation technique to process the coded symbols received from the transmission channel, the iterative receiver comprising an equalizer, a demodulator, and a turbo-decoder that are activated during each iteration performed by the iterative receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Raphaël Visoz, Antoine Berthet, Baozhu Ning