Patents by Inventor Thorsten Lohmar

Thorsten Lohmar 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: 11137825
    Abstract: A Head-Mounted Display, HMD, apparatus for recording a video and playing back the video to a viewer in a Virtual Reality, VR, environment. A geographical area is recorded with an omnidirectional video recording camera by dividing the geographical area into a plurality of area portions and recording in separate video sections, each of the area portions while moving the camera in different directions. Time points in each video section are associated with virtual locations of the viewer. At a time point providing the viewer with a choice of directions to proceed, the system receives the viewer's choice and presents to the viewer, a video section corresponding to the virtual location of the viewer and desired direction of movement. The viewer's choice may be indicated by detecting a direction of the viewer's field of view or by receiving from the viewer, a response to a banner notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Thorsten Lohmar, Ali El Essaili, Mohamed Ibrahim, Raphael Wagner
  • Publication number: 20210274266
    Abstract: A media distribution system and method wherein a media streaming network includes a media ingest network portion configured to provide low latency uploading of media fragments of a segmented live media stream using HTTP chunked transfer encoding (CTE). In one embodiment, one or more fragments of a segment are uploaded or otherwise ingested on a chunk-by-chunk basis before entire media data of the segment becomes available. An IP multicast distribution network portion coupled to the media ingest network portion is operative for distributing chunked media data to one or more IP multicast recipients using an IP multicast protocol. A client application is operative to download the media data in an HTTP CTE delivery session with a serving IP multicast recipient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Thorsten LOHMAR, Michael John SLSSINGAR
  • Publication number: 20210250739
    Abstract: Embodiments include a method performed by a V2X user equipment (UE) for service discovery from a V2X application server (AS). The method includes sending, to a first address associated with the V2X AS, a first request for further address information associated with the V2X AS. The method also includes receiving, from the V2X AS via unicast signaling, a first response that includes the further address information associated with the V2X AS. The first request includes an identifier of the V2X UE but the first response does not include the identifier of the V2X UE. Other embodiments include complementary methods performed by a V2X AS, as well as V2X UE and V2X AS apparatus configured to perform such methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Ali el Essaili, Thorsten Lohmar, Maciej Muehleisen, John Camilo Solano Arenas, Yunpeng Zang
  • Publication number: 20210243577
    Abstract: Embodiments include methods performed by a V2X application enabler (VAE) client, of a V2X User Equipment (UE) arranged for communication with a VAE server. Such methods include sending, to the VAE server, a first request for registration or de-registration to receive intelligent transportation system (ITS) messages associated with at least one of the following: a first V2X service, when an identifier of the first V2X service is included in the first request; and a first geographic area, when an identifier of the first geographic area is included in the first request. Such methods also include receiving, from the VAE server, a first response comprising an acknowledgement of the first request for registration or de-registration. Embodiments also include complementary methods and/or procedures performed by VAE servers, as well as V2X UEs, VAE servers, and computer-readable media configured in accordance with the exemplary methods and/or procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Ali el Essaili, Thorsten Lohmar, Yunpeng Zang
  • Publication number: 20210227364
    Abstract: A method of allocating sidelink radio resources to a group of vehicles, in a telecommunication network, wherein vehicles within said group of vehicles intent to use said sidelink radio resources for vehicle-to-vehicle, V2V, communication, said method comprising the steps of receiving, by a V2V control entity residing in, or accessible via, a core network of said telecommunication network, a resource request, from said group of vehicles, for requesting radio resources to be used for said V2V communication, determining, by said V2V control entity, radio resources to be used for said V2V communication, transmitting, by said V2V control entity, to said group of vehicles, a resource grant comprising said determined radio resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: Ericsson GmbH
    Inventors: Maciej MUEHLEISEN, Bastian CELLARIUS, Thorsten LOHMAR, Congchi ZHANG
  • Patent number: 11070601
    Abstract: A client device (100) receives segments of streamed content in a multicast transmission mode. The client device (100) determines an input data rate associated with the receiving of the segments in the multicast transmission mode. Depending on the input data rate, the client device (100) sets an output data rate. In response to requests from a media player (140), the client device (100) outputs the received segments at the output data rate to the media player (140).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Thorsten Lohmar, Mohamed Ibrahim
  • Publication number: 20210211606
    Abstract: Methods and arrangements in a client node and a server node support a decision on decoding and playout of a certain content in the client node. The methods and arrangements relate to the determining, conveying and obtaining of information related to the characteristics (level) required for decoding and playing out the certain media content at a non-regular playout rate. The method and arrangement in the client node further relate to determining, based on the obtained information, which playout rate(s) is/are supported by the client node in regard of level. The methods and arrangements enable the client node to refrain from attempting to decode and play out of the content at a non-regular rate requiring a level which is not supported by the client node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Clinton Priddle, Per Fröjdh, Thorsten Lohmar, Zhuangfei Wu
  • Patent number: 11057954
    Abstract: A method in a network node (115) comprises establishing (1604) a first bearer (1310, 1520) between a local breakout function gateway (1220), the local breakout function gateway collocated at the network node, and an application client (1210, 1405, 1505) of a wireless device (110). The method comprises transmitting (1608) network assistance information to the wireless device over the first bearer via application-layer signaling in the user plane, the network assistance information comprising information related to optimizing transmission of user data over a second bearer (1305, 1515) established between the wireless device and a core network node (130).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Ann-Christine Eriksson, Angelo Centonza, Frederic Gabin, Thorsten Lohmar
  • Patent number: 11057672
    Abstract: A node (200) of a communication network determines a precision to be applied for reporting of consumption of streamed content. The node (200) sends configuration information (304) indicating the precision towards a plurality of client devices (10). After receiving reports of consumption (308) of the streamed content from at least some of the client devices (10), the node (200) adapts the precision to be applied for said reporting of consumption of the streamed content and sends further configuration information indicating the adapted precision towards the client devices (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Victoria Matute Arribas, Thorsten Lohmar, Lukas Ruge
  • Patent number: 11044583
    Abstract: The invention relates to a BMSC in an MBMS system with improved unicast/broadcast switching comprising a broadcast decision, counting and aggregation functions taking into account resources available for broadcasting, importance and priority of content, QoS requirements for content as well as trends in consuming of content. The invention further relates to a BMSC server and software products implementation as well as a watchdog implementation providing the improvements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Thorsten Lohmar, Hongxia Long, Michael John Slssingar, Jinyang Xie
  • Patent number: 11044304
    Abstract: A selecting apparatus configured to select out of a set of content distribution network (CDN) entities a CDN entity for distributing content to a client device is described. Content distribution by a CDN entity is associated with a resource consumption, for example in regard of processing load. The selecting apparatus is configured to receive service performance reports for multiple CDN entities of the set of CDN entities and to select, upon determining from one or more of the service performance reports that a service performance of a first CDN entity is above a first result, a second CDN entity for content distribution to a client device. The selection is performed subject to the constraints that a service performance of the second CDN entity is below a second threshold and resource consumption in regard of the second CDN entity is lower than a resource consumption in regard of the first CDN entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Thorsten Lohmar, Ali el Essaili, Mohamed Ibrahim
  • Patent number: 11038941
    Abstract: Enabling a Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) player to fetch media segments from a network may comprise the steps of (i) receiving, from said network, a manifest comprising a representation base Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) for indicating a location to said DASH player for fetching said media segments, a default representation base URI which is available in a default mode for fetching said media segments from a default content delivery network (CDN), a secondary representation base URI which is available in a secondary mode for fetching said media segments from a secondary CDN, (ii) transmitting, the manifest to said DASH player, and (iii) transmitting, to said DASH player, a ManifestModificationCommand message comprising one or more representation base URIs of any of said default representation base URI and said secondary representation base URI that are to modify a representation base URI in said manifest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Thorsten Lohmar, Jie Ling, Jinyang Xie
  • Patent number: 11026069
    Abstract: Embodiments include a method performed by a V2X user equipment (UE) for service discovery from a V2X application server (AS). The method includes sending, to a first address associated with the V2X AS, a first discovery request for further address information, associated with the V2X AS, that facilitates discovery of V2X services available via unicast communication between the V2X UE and a radio access network (RAN). The method also includes receiving, from the V2X AS, a first discovery response comprising the requested further address information. Other embodiments include complementary methods performed by a V2X AS, as well as V2X UE and V2X AS configured to perform the respective methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Ali el Essaili, Thorsten Lohmar, Maciej Muehleisen, John Camilo Solano Arenas, Yunpeng Zang
  • Patent number: 11019409
    Abstract: A media distribution system and method wherein a media streaming network includes a media ingest network portion configured to provide low latency uploading of media fragments of a segmented live media stream using HTTP chunked transfer encoding. In one embodiment, one or more fragments of a segment are uploaded or otherwise ingested on a chunk-by-chunk basis before entire media data of the segment becomes available. An IP multicast distribution network portion coupled to the media ingest network portion is operative for distributing chunked media data to one or more IP multicast recipients using an IP multicast protocol. A client application is operative to download the media data in an HTTP CTE delivery session with a serving IP multicast recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Thorsten Lohmar, Michael John Slssingar
  • Patent number: 11012834
    Abstract: Embodiments include methods and/or procedures performed by a V2X application enabler (VAE) client, of a V2X user equipment (UE), in communication with a VAE server. Exemplary embodiments include sending, to the VAE server, a first message comprising an identifier of the V2X UE and at least one of the following: identifiers of one or more first types of intelligent transportation system messages, from the VAE server, to which the V2X UE wishes to register or unregister for receiving; and an identifier of a first geographic area that V2X UE wishes to register or unregister for association with the V2X UE at the VAE server. Exemplary embodiments also include receiving, from the VAE server, a second message indicating acknowledgement of a registration or an unregistration action requested in the first message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Ali el Essaili, Thorsten Lohmar, Yunpeng Zang
  • Publication number: 20210136138
    Abstract: A method for providing a media feed to a server. The method includes a client transmitting to the server over a transport layer connection a message comprising a header and a body, wherein the header of the message does not indicate the size of the body of the message. The method also includes the client storing in a transmit buffer media data corresponding to the media feed, wherein an encoding bitrate setting is used to generate the media data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Thorsten LOHMAR, All EL ESSAlLl, Mohamed IBRAHIM, Raphael WAGNER
  • Patent number: 10999621
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to synchronizing the rendering of video frames included in media file segments with the rendering of auxiliary media. A method implementation of this technique comprises the step of determining, from a sequence of media file segments, a sub-sequence of media file segments, wherein rendering of the sub-sequence is to be overlaid by rendering of auxiliary media starting in a first media file segment of the sub-sequence. The method further comprises determining control information enabling a media client to determine how much rendering of the auxiliary media has progressed upon rendering of each media file segment of the sub-sequence, and initiating a tagging of the media file segments of the sub-sequence with the control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Thorsten Lohmar, Ali El Essaili, Mohamed Ibrahim
  • Publication number: 20210126726
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus in a fifth-generation wireless communications, including an example method, in a wireless device, that includes receiving a downlink signal comprising an uplink access configuration index, using the uplink access configuration index to identify an uplink access configuration from among a predetermined plurality of uplink access configurations, and transmitting to the wireless communications network according to the identified uplink access configuration. The example method further includes, in the same wireless device, receiving, in a first subframe, a first Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM) transmission formatted according to a first numerology and receiving, in a second subframe, a second OFDM transmission formatted according to a second numerology, the second numerology differing from the first numerology. Variants of this method, corresponding apparatuses, and corresponding network-side methods and apparatuses are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Stefan Parkvall, Janne Peisa, Gunnar Mildh, Robert Baldemair, Stefan Wager, Jonas Kronander, Karl Werner, Richard Abrahamsson, Ismet Aktas, Peter Alriksson, Junaid Ansari, Shehzad Ali Ashraf, Henrik Asplund, Fredrik Athley, Håkan Axelsson, Joakim Axmon, Johan Axnäs, Kumar Balachandran, Gunnar Bark, Jan-Erik Berg, Andreas Bergström, Håkan Björkegren, Nadia Brahmi, Cagatay Capar, Anders Carlsson, Andreas Cedergren, Mikael Coldrey, Icaro L. J. da Silva, Erik Dahlman, Ali el Essaili, Ulrika Engström, Mårten Ericson, Erik Eriksson, Mikael Fallgren, Rui Fan, Gabor Fodor, Pål Frenger, Jonas Fridén, Jonas Fröberg Olsson, Anders Furuskär, Johan Furuskog, Virgile Garcia, Ather Gattami, Fredrik Gunnarsson, Ulf Gustavsson, Bo Hagerman, Fredrik Harrysson, Ning He, Martin Hessler, Kimmo Hiltunen, Songnam Hong, Dennis Hui, Jörg Huschke, Tim Irnich, Sven Jacobsson, Niklas Jaldén, Simon Järmyr, Zhiyuan Jiang, Niklas Johansson, Martin Johansson, Du Ho Kang, Eleftherios Karipidis, Patrik Karlsson, Ali S. Khayrallah, Caner Kilinc, Göran N. Klang, Sara Landström, Christina Larsson, Gen Li, Lars Lindbom, Robert Lindgren, Bengt Lindoff, Fredrik Lindqvist, Jinhua Liu, Thorsten Lohmar, Qianxi Lu, Lars Manholm, Ivana Maric, Jonas Medbo, Qingyu Miao, Reza Moosavi, Walter Müller, Elena Myhre, Karl Norrman, Bengt-Erik Olsson, Torgny Palenius, Sven Petersson, Jose Luis Pradas, Mikael Prytz, Olav Queseth, Pradeepa Ramachandra, Edgar Ramos, Andres Reial, Thomas Rimhagen, Emil Ringh, Patrik Rugeland, Johan Rune, Joachim Sachs, Henrik Sahlin, Vidit Saxena, Nima Seifi, Yngve Selén, Eliane Semaan, Sachin Sharma, Cong Shi, Johan Sköld, Magnus Stattin, Anders Stjernman, Dennis Sundman, Lars Sundström, Miurel Isabel Tercero Vargas, Claes Tidestav, Sibel Tombaz, Johan Torsner, Hugo Tullberg, Jari Vikberg, Peter von Wrycza, Thomas Walldeen, Pontus Wallentin, Hai Wang, Ke Wang Helmersson, Jianfeng Wang, Yi-Pin Eric Wang, Niclas Wiberg, Emma Wittenmark, Osman Nuri Can Yilmaz, Ali Zaidi, Zhan Zhang, Zhang Zhang, Yanli Zheng
  • Patent number: 10958867
    Abstract: Methods and arrangements in a client node and a server node support a decision on decoding and playout of a certain content in the client node. The methods and arrangements relate to the determining, conveying and obtaining of information related to the characteristics (level) required for decoding and playing out the certain media content at a non-regular playout rate. The method and arrangement in the client node further relate to determining, based on the obtained information, which playout rate(s) is/are supported by the client node in regard of level. The methods and arrangements enable the client node to refrain from attempting to decode and play out of the content at a non-regular rate requiring a level which is not supported by the client node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Clinton Priddle, Per Fröjdh, Thorsten Lohmar, Zhuangfei Wu
  • Publication number: 20210084087
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for content delivery. In one aspect, method of receiving content in a device comprises sending a request for the content to a first network node, receiving a redirection instruction from the first network node, wherein the redirection instruction indicates a content delivery network and indicates a data transfer policy, sending a request for the content to the content delivery network, wherein the request indicates the data transfer policy, and receiving data associated with the content from the content delivery network according to the data transfer policy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Robert SKOG, Marcus IHLAR, Thorsten LOHMAR