Patents by Inventor Thorsten Hehn

Thorsten Hehn 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: 10841763
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a network component, an apparatus for configuring a message interface, a vehicle, a method and computer program for a network component, a method and computer program for configuring a message interface. A network component of a mobile communication system for configuring a message interface for direct communication between two or more mobile transceivers comprises one or more interfaces configured to communicate with the two or more mobile transceivers. The network component further comprises a control module configured to control the one or more interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thorsten Hehn, Roman Alieiev, Teodor Buburuzan, Joakim Cerwall, Ernst Zielinski
  • Patent number: 10839696
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and computer programs for a local platooning controller and a global platooning controller and a platooning system. The apparatus for a local platooning controller of a transportation vehicle includes a transceiver module which receives information related to a control command from a global platooning controller and transmits feedback information to the global platooning controller. The apparatus includes a control module which controls the transceiver module. The control module determines information related to a deviation between control information received with information related to the control command from the global platooning controller and an actual state of the transportation vehicle, and effects transmission of feedback information based on the information related to the deviation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AG
    Inventors: Guillaume Jornod, Thorsten Hehn, Daniel Reimann, Roman Alieiev
  • Patent number: 10812227
    Abstract: Modern mobile communication systems transfer data by error protection measures including the use of a forward error correction code for the channel coding and a HARQ (hybrid automatic repeat request) system for the repeated transfer of incorrect transport blocks in response to the error protection mechanisms failing. When a turbo code is used as an error protection code, two decoders work on the decoding of the turbo code. Disclosed is an expanded HARQ system wherein the receiving side determines which of the decoders was more greatly challenged in the decoding of the turbo code and reports this to the transmitting side. Instead of uniformly providing more redundancy data to both decoders, more redundancy data are targetedly provided to the more greatly challenged decoder in the expanded HARQ process than in the case of the repetition operation according to the typical HARQ process reducing the latency of the data transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Thorsten Hehn
  • Patent number: 10790927
    Abstract: A method for data communication between communication participants including observing the surroundings of the transmitting participant, determining the positon and motion of the communication participants, and estimating the transmission conditions at a later point in time. The solution is based on classifying the data for data communication in different categories, the categories determining susceptibility of the data to transmission errors determining which data is transmitted under good transmission conditions only and which data is be transmitted under rough transmission conditions whereby the transmission station plans the transmission of data in different categories. The method further includes selecting for data transmission at a given time for which the transmission conditions have been estimated so the data to be transmitted is in a category fitting to the estimated transmission conditions based on the categories data, and transmitting the selected data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Roman Alieiev, Guillaume Jornod, Andreas Kwoczek, Thorsten Hehn
  • Patent number: 10779239
    Abstract: A method, mobile radio station and computer program to perform a change of the mobile radio device category based on the state of the transportation vehicle. When the transportation vehicle is stopped, a lower mobile radio device category is selected, wherein the downlink and/or uplink data rates are reduced. This protects the battery of the transportation vehicle and improves the resource utilization in the mobile radio system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Andreas Kwoczek, Teodor Buburuzan, Roman Alieiev, Thorsten Hehn, Ernst Zielinski, Steffen Schmitz
  • Patent number: 10693831
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a computer-readable storage medium having instructions for Vehicle-to-Vehicle communication. Messages are exchanged between a first vehicle and a second vehicle. Each of the messages includes a hash pointer to the respective last previous message. After completion of the exchange of messages, a hash pointer to the last message of the exchange of messages is signed individually by each participant and published. In case the resulting negotiated contract has to be changed, a further message is added to the exchange of messages, which includes a hash pointer to the last message of the exchange of messages. Finally a hash pointer to the further message is published.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Roman Alieiev, Thorsten Hehn, Andreas H. Kwoczek, Klaus Schaaf
  • Patent number: 10652712
    Abstract: A method for organizing the communication between mobile radio network subscriber stations in a mobile radio cell, wherein a mobile radio network management unit, especially the scheduler of a base station, in the mobile radio cell performs the allocation of the radio resources. The mobile radio network management unit defines for the mobile radio cell a number of subradio areas in which a number of mobile radio subscriber stations are allowed to use the same radio resources for direct communication with one another in parallel operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AG
    Inventors: Thorsten Hehn, Ernst Zielinski, Steffen Schmitz, Andreas Kwoczek, Teodor Buburuzan, Roman Alieiev
  • Patent number: 10624029
    Abstract: An LTE mobile radio system to operate a mobile radio station at the edge of a coverage area via relay stations. Even in parked transportation vehicles, communication takes place via LTE for data services or for telephony. The disclosed vehicle-based relay radio station is useful in areas with little or no coverage because the disclosed system eliminates continual operation by providing a sleep/wake cycle for the relay radio station and for the subscriber terminal stations connected thereto increasing efficiency of the communication with regard to the loads on the transportation vehicle battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Roman Alieiev, Andreas Kwoczek, Thorsten Hehn
  • Patent number: 10609599
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and computer programs for allocating transmission resources and for a mobile transceiver. An apparatus for a mobile transceiver of a mobile communication system includes a transceiver module to receive control information from a base station transceiver of the mobile communication system and to communicate with another mobile transceiver of the mobile communication system. The apparatus also includes a control module to control the transceiver module. The control module receives information related to a first resource pool and information related to a second resource pool using the transceiver module. The control module also communicates with the other mobile transceiver using the transceiver module using a rateless code to encode data for transmission on resources of the second resource pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Bernd Lehmann, Thorsten Hehn, Jose Pablo Villacis Cobos
  • Patent number: 10588054
    Abstract: A method for resource allocation in a mobile communication system including base stations from mobile communication providers and participants from mobile communication providers, wherein each provider has assigned a dedicated spectrum for resource allocation for its own participants, wherein the participants from the providers communicate directly among each other, wherein a provider allocates a part of its dedicated spectrum for the direct communication among the participants from the providers, wherein the part of a dedicated spectrum of a provider for the direct communication among the participants from the providers is divided into sections, with each provider having been assigned at least one section of the part of the dedicated spectrum of the provider, wherein the resource allocation management functionality for allocating a part of its dedicated spectrum for the direct communication among the participants from the providers is shifted from provider to provider from time slice to time slice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Thorsten Hehn, Roman Alieiev
  • Publication number: 20190380132
    Abstract: A network entity for flexibly managing radio resources for a plurality of user equipment in a communication network is provided. The network entity includes: a communication interface configured to communicate with a user equipment of the plurality of user equipment; and a processor configured to obtain a communication quality measure associated with the communication between the network entity and the user equipment and to select a radio resource management mode for the user equipment on the basis of the communication quality measure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Liang HU, Markus Martin DILLINGER, Josef EICHINGER, Roman ALIEIEV, Thorsten HEHN, Andreas KWOCZEK
  • Publication number: 20190349731
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a network component, an apparatus for configuring a message interface, a vehicle, a method and computer program for a network component, a method and computer program for configuring a message interface. A network component of a mobile communication system for configuring a message interface for direct communication between two or more mobile transceivers comprises one or more interfaces configured to communicate with the two or more mobile transceivers. The network component further comprises a control module configured to control the one or more interfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Thorsten HEHN, Roman ALIEIEV, Teodor BUBURUZAN, Joakim CERWALL, Ernst ZIELINSKI
  • Publication number: 20190349796
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a vehicle, a network component, an apparatus for a mobile transceiver, methods and computer programs for a network component and a mobile transceiver, for multi-client sampling. A network component of a mobile communication system comprises one or more interfaces configured to communicate with mobile transceivers of the mobile communication system. The network component further comprises a control module configured to control the one or more interfaces. The control module is further configured to receive information on a multi-client sampling request, to receive information on capabilities and status of a plurality of mobile transceivers of the mobile communication system. The control module is further configured to determine a subset of the plurality of mobile transceivers based on the information on the multi-client sampling request and based on the information on the capabilities and status.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Thorsten HEHN, Teodor BUBURUZAN, Roman ALIEIEV, Joakim CERWALL, Ernst ZIELINSKI
  • Patent number: 10462843
    Abstract: A method for the digital transmission of data blocks from a transmitting station to a receiving station, wherein delta information is generated at the transmitting end which indicates the positions at which a further data block differs from the preceding data block. The delta information is provided with error protection and is added to the further data block and is transmitted. The received first and the at least one extended further data block are stored in the receiving station. The delta information of the at least one extended further data block is then retrieved and applied to the stored preceding data block. It is thereby made comparable with the at least one further data block. A soft combining of the received further data block and the transformed preceding data block is then carried out. The payload of the further data block is retrieved from the combined data block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventor: Thorsten Hehn
  • Patent number: 10432431
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and computer programs for estimating a multi-hop radio channel between a transmitter, one or more relay stations, and a receiver in a mobile communication system. The apparatus includes one or more interfaces to obtain information related to a position and a state of movement of the transmitter and receiver, information related to an environment of the transmitter, the receiver, and the one or more relay stations, information related to channel state feedback of single-hop radio channels between the transmitter, the receiver, and the one or more relay stations, and information related to delays of the channel state feedback. The apparatus also includes a control module to control the one or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Roman Alieiev, Andreas Kwoczek, Thorsten Hehn
  • Publication number: 20190289135
    Abstract: A method for providing Internet access to a customer of a service provider wherein the service provider takes over the costs for the customer's Internet use. The method includes the customer's user equipment generating a service start notification message to a server of the service provider in response to the customer agreeing to the service and commencement of use of the service. The service start notification message triggers sending a query to a database of the service provider containing customer data, and confirming the customer has access rights for getting Internet access at the service provider's expenses. The service provider generates and sends out a request message to the mobile communication provider of the customer and requests an intermediate change of the customer's mobile communication contract so the costs for loading Internet data on the customer's user equipment will be temporarily charged to the service provider rather than the customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Jan Benedikt STOLZE, Thorsten HEHN, Gregor STOCK
  • Publication number: 20190265041
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for estimating an individual position. In order to improve the estimation of the individual position of a vehicle, for example, at least one first position measurement is carried out by a first positioning system and at least one second position measurement is carried out by at least one second positioning system. A third position measurement is also carried out by the first positioning system. The third position measurement is carried out after the first and second position measurements. The individual position is estimated on the basis of at least the third position measurement and at least one position error value. The position error value is determined on the basis of the at least one first position measurement and the at least one second position measurement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christian Merfels, Thorsten Hehn, Marcel Geppert
  • Patent number: 10388082
    Abstract: A method for the acquisition of collective surroundings information for cooperative and/or autonomous driving. The method includes a vehicle equipped with an on-board unit and surroundings observation apparatus which produces a report about a detected vehicle not equipped with an on-board unit and transmits the report to the further vehicles which are moving or are located in the respective area. The further vehicles which receive the report transmit back a confirmation message to the reporting vehicle and confirm that the further vehicles are happy with the report. The further vehicles then refrain from transmitting a separate report about the unequipped vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Roman Alieiev, Thorsten Hehn
  • Publication number: 20190246303
    Abstract: Monitoring of quality of service includes monitoring the quality measured at the radio modem based on measurements in the physical layer and monitoring of the network state by the physical layer or a higher layer wherein the monitoring entity bypasses one or more intermediate layers and directly accesses the physical layer, which provides the necessary information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Roman ALIEIEV, Andreas KWOCZEK, Thorsten HEHN
  • Publication number: 20190245647
    Abstract: A method for data communication between communication participants including observing the surroundings of the transmitting participant, determining the positon and motion of the communication participants, and estimating the transmission conditions at a later point in time. The solution is based on classifying the data for data communication in different categories, the categories determining susceptibility of the data to transmission errors determining which data is transmitted under good transmission conditions only and which data is be transmitted under rough transmission conditions whereby the transmission station plans the transmission of data in different categories. The method further includes selecting for data transmission at a given time for which the transmission conditions have been estimated so the data to be transmitted is in a category fitting to the estimated transmission conditions based on the categories data, and transmitting the selected data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Roman ALIEIEV, Guillaume JORNOD, Andreas KWOCZEK, Thorsten HEHN