Patents by Inventor Volker Braun

Volker Braun 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: 11310756
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from improved signaling. For example, anew radio communication system may benefit from a flexible indication of transmission timing. A method may include determining, at the user equipment, transmission timing based on a first parameter and a second parameter. The first parameter may indicate an offset as a number of slots. The second parameter may indicate an offset as a number of symbols within one of the slots. The method may also include using the transmission timing to at least one of send an uplink transmission or receive a downlink transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Esa Tapani Tiirola, Sigen Ye, Klaus Ingemann Pedersen, Volker Braun, Juho Mikko Oskari Pirskanen
  • Patent number: 11290220
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for implicitly determining a PUCCH resource. The invention allows for flexible selection of a PUCCH resource in the PUCCH resource subset for configurations of PDCCH resources without collisions through the use of indices for control channel element subsets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Emad Farag, Volker Braun, Karol Schober
  • Publication number: 20220057478
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus which use a first automatic gain control unit to receive a first data signal, use a second automatic gain control unit to receive a reflected radar signal, and switches between using the first automatic gain control unit and using the second automatic gain control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Volker BRAUN, Shahriar SHAHRAMIAN, Harish VISWANATHAN, Thorsten WILD
  • Patent number: 11191011
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for managing or monitoring of the control channel in new radio (NR) through blind searches are provided. One method may include configuring, by a network node, multiple search spaces, sets of search spaces, and/or control resource sets, to a user equipment, that results in monitoring occasions where more blind decodings are required than allowed by capability of the user equipment. The method may further include identifying the monitoring occasions for which an allowed number of blind decodings is exceeded, determining a reduced set of blind decodings and/or candidates determined by predefined search space priorities or rules, and transmitting physical downlink control channel(s) to the user equipment given the reduced set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Esa Tiirola, Volker Braun, Karol Schober
  • Patent number: 11137488
    Abstract: One radar excitation signal has a first burst duration and a first sampling period. Another radar excitation signal has a second burst duration and a second sampling period. The first sampling period of the first signal is configured for scanning a velocity range and the second sampling period of the second signal is configured for scanning a portion of the velocity range, and the first burst duration is smaller than the second burst duration. The at least two radar excitation signals are embedded into a frame structure for a wireless communications system. At least one radar operation comprising at least one transmission based on the frame structure is performed. In this way the overhead of the radar excitation signals on the air interface of the wireless communications system may be controlled, while supporting a fine velocity resolution and a sufficiently large maximum velocity for a monitored target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Volker Braun, Thorsten Wild
  • Publication number: 20210286064
    Abstract: One radar excitation signal has a first burst duration and a first sampling period. Another radar excitation signal has a second burst duration and a second sampling period. The first sampling period of the first signal is configured for scanning a velocity range and the second sampling period of the second signal is configured for scanning a portion of the velocity range, and the first burst duration is smaller than the second burst duration. The at least two radar excitation signals are embedded into a frame structure for a wireless communications system. At least one radar operation comprising at least one transmission based on the frame structure is performed. In this way the overhead of the radar excitation signals on the air interface of the wireless communications system may be controlled, while supporting a fine velocity resolution and a sufficiently large maximum velocity for a monitored target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Volker BRAUN, Thorsten WILD
  • Publication number: 20210227559
    Abstract: Inter-alia, a method is disclosed comprising: receiving data transmissions indicative of data to be transmitted via the wireless communication network; obtaining physical channel information indicative of one or more parameters representing channel information and/or quality information associated with at least one physical channel that can be used for transmitting the data transmissions to one or more mobile devices of the wireless communication network; scheduling the data transmissions based at least partially on the physical channel information, wherein a tentative scheduling grant is determined for at least a part of the data transmissions to be encoded tentatively; encoding at least a part of the data transmissions, wherein the encoding is performed and/or controlled in a tentative fashion upon reception of the data transmissions, wherein the data transmissions are encoded based on the tentative scheduling grant; and outputting the encoded data transmissions upon completion of the encoding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Volker BRAUN, Bernd HABERLAND
  • Patent number: 11064404
    Abstract: A method of wireless data transmission at a first radio access point, including detecting a degradation of a first radio link established for a first frequency band between the first radio access point and a user equipment, and sending, addressed to a network entity, information to trigger a handover or handover decision of the wireless data transmission from the first radio link of the first radio access point operating in the first frequency band to a second radio link of a second radio access point operating in the first frequency band depending on the result of the detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Hardy Halbauer, Anton Ambrosy, Danish Aziz, Hajo-Erich Bakker, Volker Braun, Jens Gebert
  • Publication number: 20210184813
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from allocation of candidates for a channel. For example, some new radio communication systems may benefit from hashing for allocation of control channel candidates. A method can include applying a hashing function for associating a plurality of decoding candidates of a search space set with subsets of control channel elements of a control resource set, and using the decoding candidate for scheduling of a user equipment in a control channel, wherein the hashing function is non-uniform in a pseudo-random manner and with one candidate per subband. The method can also include scheduling the user equipment based on the applied hashing function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Volker BRAUN, Esa TIIROLA, Karol SCHOBER, Klaus HUGL
  • Publication number: 20200367160
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from appropriate configuration of reception states. For example, certain wireless communication systems, such as new radio, may benefit from control monitoring upon receipt of a discontinuous reception trigger. A method can including receiving, by a user equipment, configuration of a search space set of a downlink control resource set with a first monitoring periodicity. The method can also include receiving a trigger or the user equipment becoming active after a period without physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) monitoring. The method can further include, after the receiving of the trigger or the becoming active, modifying a monitoring periodicity of the search space set to a second monitoring periodicity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Volker BRAUN, Esa TIIROLA, Karol SCHOBER
  • Publication number: 20200053677
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from improved signaling. For example, anew radio communication system may benefit from a flexible indication of transmission timing. A method may include determining, at the user equipment, transmission timing based on a first parameter and a second parameter. The first parameter may indicate an offset as a number of slots. The second parameter may indicate an offset as a number of symbols within one of the slots. The method may also include using the transmission timing to at least one of send an uplink transmission or receive a downlink transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Esa Tapani TIIROLA, Sigen YE, Klaus Ingemann PEDERSEN, Volker BRAUN, Juho Mikko Oskari PIRSKANEN
  • Publication number: 20190313400
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for implicitly determining a PUCCH resource. The invention allows for flexible selection of a PUCCH resource in the PUCCH resource subset for configurations of PDCCH resources without collisions through the use of indices for control channel element subsets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Emad Farag, Volker Braun, Karol Schober
  • Patent number: 10399570
    Abstract: An autonomous driving system for a vehicle, including: a computer unit configured to evaluate surroundings-related and vehicle-related data using sensors and performs an autonomous driving operation based on the data, in which a driver command is initiated by an interaction of the driver and is implemented by the autonomous driving system if this is possible following an evaluation of the data. Also described is a related method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Volker Braun
  • Patent number: 10383020
    Abstract: A method for interference reduction in a radio communication system is disclosed. The method includes receiving from a mobile station indications of radiation beams that are transmitted by a first base station of the radio communication system and that fulfill or exceed a predefined quality criterion at the mobile station, when the mobile station is attached to the first base station and when the mobile station is located within a first overlapping coverage area of the first base station and of a second base station of the radio communication system, and determining at least one radio resource to be unused or to be transmitted with a limited transmission power by the first base station for at least one of the radiation beams based on the received indications for serving the mobile station or a further mobile station by the second base station with the at least one radio resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Oliver Stanze, Volker Braun, Christian Gerlach, Andreas Weber, Bozo Cesar
  • Publication number: 20190215098
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for managing or monitoring of the control channel in new radio (NR) through blind searches are provided. One method may include determining whether a channel estimation limit has been reached for a user equipment. When it is determined that the channel estimation limit has been reached, the method may include selecting blind decoding candidate(s) to be dropped from different control resource set(s) or search space set(s), and removing the selected blind decoding candidate(s) from a set of monitored candidates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Esa TIIROLA, Karol SCHOBER, Volker BRAUN
  • Publication number: 20190215738
    Abstract: A method of wireless data transmission at a first radio access point, including detecting a degradation of a first radio link established for a first frequency band between the first radio access point and a user equipment, and sending, addressed to a network entity, information to trigger a handover or handover decision of the wireless data transmission from the first radio link of the first radio access point operating in the first frequency band to a second radio link of a second radio access point operating in the first frequency band depending on the result of the detection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Hardy HALBAUER, Anton AMBROSY, Danish AZIZ, Hajo Erich BAKKER, Volker BRAUN, Jens GEBERT
  • Publication number: 20190150073
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for managing or monitoring of the control channel in new radio (NR) through blind searches are provided. One method may include configuring, by a network node, multiple search spaces, sets of search spaces, and/or control resource sets, to a user equipment, that results in monitoring occasions where more blind decodings are required than allowed by capability of the user equipment. The method may further include identifying the monitoring occasions for which an allowed number of blind decodings is exceeded, determining a reduced set of blind decodings and/or candidates determined by predefined search space priorities or rules, and transmitting physical downlink control channel(s) to the user equipment given the reduced set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Esa TIIROLA, Volker BRAUN, Karol SCHOBER
  • Patent number: 10284122
    Abstract: A compressor of a refrigeration appliance includes a motor, in particular a BLDC motor, and a controller for stopping the motor. The controller is configured to slow down the motor rotating in a first rotating direction until it comes to a standstill and to subsequently position the rotor relative to the stator, in a second rotating direction with a predetermined torque. A method for stopping a compressor of a refrigeration appliance is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Tommy Beckmann, Volker Braun, Achim Paulduro, Sebastian Rau
  • Patent number: 10237022
    Abstract: The embodiments of the invention relate to a method for a first network node (NN 1) for transmitting or retransmitting data to a second network node (NN2). The method contains receiving at the first network node (NN1) from the second network node (NN2) a feedback parameter (FP) in response to a first transmission (DT1) of at least two data segments (DS1-1, DS2-1, DS3-1) of a data packet. The feedback parameter (FP) is a number of counted data segments of the at least two data segments (DS1-1, DS2-1, DS3-1) incorrectly received or lost or correctly received at the second network node (NN2) by the first transmission (DT1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Volker Braun, Uwe Doetsch
  • Patent number: 10117113
    Abstract: Embodiments provide beamforming apparatuses, methods and a computer programs for a base station transceiver and a mobile transceiver. An apparatus (10) operable in a base station transceiver (100) of a mobile communication system comprises a transceiver module (12) comprising interfaces to a plurality (15) of antennas. The transceiver module (12) is operable to subdivide the plurality (15) of antennas in a plurality of subgroups using the interfaces, and to form a first beam pattern (16) using one or more antennas of a subgroup. The apparatus (10) further comprises a control module (14), which is operable to transmit a synchronization signal using the transceiver module (12) and the first beam pattern (16). The control module (14) is further operable to receive a response signal after transmission of the synchronization signal from a mobile transceiver (200) using the transceiver module (12), to determine a second beam pattern (18) based on the response signal from the mobile transceiver (200).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Volker Braun, Cornelis Hoek, Federico Boccardi, Hardy Halbauer, Paolo Baracca