Patents by Inventor Tim Irnich

Tim Irnich 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: 11071046
    Abstract: A method for facilitating network identification is provided. The method at an access node of a first network, comprises: detecting a physical-layer-related identity of each of one or more neighboring access nodes; decoding, for each of the one or more neighboring access nodes, a network identity of the neighboring access node; for each of the one or more neighboring access nodes: determining whether the neighboring access node belongs to the first network or a different network; and determining an identity group in which the detected physical-layer-related identity of the neighboring access node is included; and selecting, as a physical-layer-related identity of the access node, a physical-layer-related identity from an identity group other than any identity group in which a physical-layer-related identity of a neighboring access node belonging to a different network is included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Gen Li, Tim Irnich
  • 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: 10938497
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    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 Landstrom, 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: 10673729
    Abstract: An interference-based metric is used for control purposes in a cellular network, e.g., for controlling association of a user equipment to a cell of the cellular network. The metric is defined as a ratio of a first value and a second value. The first value represents the strength of a reference signal (RS) transmitted by a base station of the cell as measured by the user equipment. The second value represents the strength of interference (IF) at the user equipment. Depending on the metric, a radio access configuration for the user equipment and the cell is controlled. This may for example involve association of the user equipment to the cell, e.g., in the course of a handover process or idle mode cell selection process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Torsten Dudda, Tim Irnich
  • Patent number: 10638253
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    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, Martin Johansson, Niklas 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: 10630410
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    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, Martin Johansson, Niklas 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
  • Publication number: 20200120482
    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 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    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 Landstrom, 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
  • Publication number: 20200028745
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus in a fifth-generation wireless communications network, including an example method, in a wireless device, that includes determining a reporting quality threshold for a parameter related to channel state information (CSI); performing a measurement for each of a plurality of beams from a first predetermined set of beams for evaluation; evaluating the measurement for each of the plurality of beams against the reporting quality threshold; discontinuing the performing and evaluating of measurements in response to determining that the reporting quality threshold is met for one of the beams, such that one or more beams in the first predetermined set of beams are not measured and evaluated; and reporting, to the wireless communications network, CSI for the one of the beams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    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, Martin Johansson, Niklas Johansson, Du Ho Kang, Eleftherios Karipidis, Patrik Karlsson, Ali S. Khayrallah, Caner Kilinc, Göran N. Klang, Sara Landström, Christina Larsson, Gen Li, Bo Lincoln, 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, Johan Nilsson, 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, Anders Wallén, 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
  • Publication number: 20190239148
    Abstract: A method for facilitating network identification is provided. The method at an access node of a first network, comprises: detecting a physical-layer-related identity of each of one or more neighboring access nodes; decoding, for each of the one or more neighboring access nodes, a network identity of the neighboring access node; for each of the one or more neighboring access nodes: determining whether the neighboring access node belongs to the first network or a different network; and determining an identity group in which the detected physical-layer-related identity of the neighboring access node is included; and selecting, as a physical-layer-related identity of the access node, a physical-layer-related identity from an identity group other than any identity group in which a physical-layer-related identity of a neighboring access node belonging to a different network is included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Gen LI, Tim IRNICH
  • Patent number: 10367677
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus in a fifth-generation wireless communications network, including an example method, in a wireless device, that includes determining a reporting quality threshold for a parameter related to channel state information (CSI); performing a measurement for each of a plurality of beams from a first predetermined set of beams for evaluation; evaluating the measurement for each of the plurality of beams against the reporting quality threshold; discontinuing the performing and evaluating of measurements in response to determining that the reporting quality threshold is met for one of the beams, such that one or more beams in the first predetermined set of beams are not measured and evaluated; and reporting, to the wireless communications network, CSI for the one of the beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    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, Rul Fan, Gabor Fodor, Pål Frenger, Jonas Fridén, Jonas Fröberg Olsson, Anders Furuskár, 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, Martin Johansson, Niklas Johansson, Du Ho Kang, Eleftherios Karipidis, Patrik Karlsson, Ali S. Khayrallah, Caner Kilinc, Göran N. Klang, Sara Landström, Christina Larsson, Gen Li, Bo Lincoln, 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, Johan Nilsson, 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, Anders Wallén, 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, Yanil Zheng
  • Patent number: 10299194
    Abstract: A method (200) for facilitating network identification is provided. The method comprises, at an access node of a first network: detecting (S210) a physical-layer-related identity of each of one or more neighboring access nodes; decoding (S220), for each of the one or more neighboring access nodes, a network identity of the neighboring access node; for each of the one or more neighboring access nodes: determining (S230) whether the neighboring access node belongs to the first network or a different network; and determining (S230) an identity group in which the detected physical-layer-related identity of the neighboring access node is included; and selecting (S240), as a physical-layer-related identity of the access node, a physical-layer-related identity from an identity group other than any identity group in which a physical-layer-related identity of a neighboring access node belonging to a different network is included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON
    Inventors: Gen Li, Tim Irnich
  • Patent number: 10285064
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method for coordinating resources between different operating networks. The method comprises determining whether coordination with a second operating network is triggered and transmitting a coordination request to the second operating network, in response to determining that the coordination is triggered. The method also comprises receiving a coordination response from the second operating network. The method further comprises determining blanking patterns by initiating a coordination procedure between the first and second operating networks to, in response to receiving an acknowledgement in the coordination response from the second operating network; and scheduling according to one of the determined blanking patterns in the first operating network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Gen Li, Tim Irnich, Cong Shi
  • Patent number: 10257714
    Abstract: Controlling utilization of a plurality of frequency channels in a cellular network by a node by using a channel selection algorithm which is based on an initial channel allocation and two consecutive sequences of channel allocation processes. The concepts described may be used for efficiently controlling utilization of a plurality of frequency channels in a cellular network. In particular, due to the consecutive search loops, an optimized allocation of frequency channels to a plurality of access nodes can be obtained in an automated manner, without requiring excessive measurements or trial of allocations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Tim Irnich, Reem Karaki
  • Patent number: 10251189
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method at a central coordination node for coordinating resources among a plurality of operating networks that is communicatively connected to the central coordination node. The method comprises receiving blanking determination related information reported from the plurality of operating networks and determining a blanking pattern for at least one of the plurality of operating networks based at least on the blanking determination related information. The method also comprises distributing the blanking pattern to the at least one of the plurality of operating networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Cong Shi, Tim Irnich, Gen Li, Zhang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10181917
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to wireless communication, more particularly, but not exclusively to, threshold determination for inter-network interference coordination and for inter-access node (AN) interference coordination. According to one aspect of the present invention there is provided a method for determining a threshold for inter-network interference coordination, on the basis of which it is determined whether radio resource shall be coordinated between a first wireless network and a second wireless network, the method comprising the steps of: receiving interference levels for a plurality of wireless links associated with one or more wireless communication devices within the first wireless network, said interference levels being attributed to the second wireless network; and obtaining the threshold based on the interference levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Cong Shi, Gen Li, Tim Irnich
  • Publication number: 20180352502
    Abstract: A method (200) for facilitating network identification is provided. The method comprises, at an access node of a first network: detecting (S210) a physical-layer-related identity of each of one or more neighboring access nodes; decoding (S220), for each of the one or more neighboring access nodes, a network identity of the neighboring access node; for each of the one or more neighboring access nodes: determining (S230) whether the neighboring access node belongs to the first network or a different network; and determining (S230) an identity group in which the detected physical-layer-related identity of the neighboring access node is included; and selecting (S240), as a physical-layer-related identity of the access node, a physical-layer-related identity from an identity group other than any identity group in which a physical-layer-related identity of a neighboring access node belonging to a different network is included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Gen LI, Tim IRNICH
  • Patent number: 10149120
    Abstract: A mobile communication system includes a network based aggregation controller for controlling aggregation of component carriers from a first spectrum and a second spectrum. In addition, the mobile communication system includes a group of mobile terminals. The network based aggregation controller is configured to send a group message on at least one component carrier of the first spectrum to the group of mobile terminals. The mobile terminals receive the group message. A terminal based aggregation controller in each of the mobile terminals is configured to control operation of the respective mobile terminal with respect to the at least one component carrier of the second spectrum. This control is accomplished in response to the received group message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Joachim Sachs, Robert Baldemair, Tim Irnich, Jonas Kronander
  • Patent number: 10123251
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for communicating channel assessment, channel information, and routing information between a spectrum controller and radio resource manager. A spectrum controller obtains channel information and classifies a number of radio channels of a network as available, partially available, or unavailable. The availability information is sent to a radio resource manager, which can use the information to determine a routing solution. The radio resource manager can request that the spectrum controller perform an access negotiation for a partially available channel. Based on the result of the negotiation, the radio resource manager may re-route information in the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Miurel Isabel Tercero Vargas, Johan Axnäs, Kumar Balachandran, Tim Irnich, Jonas Kronander
  • Patent number: 10111250
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for coordinating resource scheduling between wireless networks are provided. The method comprises receiving a resource coordination request message from at least one wireless network, wherein the resource coordination request message includes identifiers of at least one pair of wireless links which include an interfered wireless link in the at least one wireless network and an interfering wireless link in a second wireless network. The method also comprises performing coordination about schedulable resources for the interfered wireless link and the interfering wireless link based on the resource coordination request message. The method further comprises transmitting a coordinated schedulable resource message to the at least one wireless network and the second wireless network such that at least one of the interfered wireless link and the interfering wireless link is scheduled according to the coordinated schedulable resource message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Gen Li, Tim Irnich, Cong Shi
  • Patent number: 10091797
    Abstract: An access node (100) of a wireless communication network assigns a selection probability to each of a plurality of frequency channels. On the basis of the selection probabilities, the access node (100) randomly selects one of the frequency channels as current operating frequency channel of the access node (100). Further, the access node (100) determines a channel quality of the current operating frequency channel. In response to the channel quality of the current operating frequency channel complying with a configured selection criterion, the access node (100) maintains the current operating frequency channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Tim Irnich, Reem Karaki