Patents by Inventor Volker Breuer

Volker Breuer has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210306920
    Abstract: A method for a user equipment maintaining a first set of configuration parameters includes: measuring strength of signals transmitted by a first base station, measuring strength of signal transmitted by at least one of a set of neighbor base stations operating in unlicensed spectrum, determining a second set of configuration parameters corresponding to the cellular network for a second base station in a set of neighbor base stations, by retrieving said set of configuration parameter from said second base station, considering the second base station for cell re-selection when: the measured signal strength for the second base station is higher than said measured signal strength of first base station, and said determined second set of configuration parameters corresponds to said first set of configuration parameters, and carrying out a cell selection to said second base station when these conditions are met.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: THALES DIS AIS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Volker BREUER
  • Publication number: 20210250803
    Abstract: A method for selection of a network slice by a user equipment operating in a cellular network includes the steps of: receiving, from at least one of a plurality of base stations, a signalling indicating a set of quality of service values supported by at least one of the base stations, determining at least one supported network service for respective base stations, prioritizing the base stations by means of said determined supported network service in consideration of at least one out of the list of preferred network services, selecting one of the base stations considering said prioritization of frequencies, and to set up a preferred network service: sending a network slice selection message indicating a quality of service value relating to the network service, sending an attach request via the serving base station to the network mobility unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: THALES DIS AIS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Volker BREUER, Lars WEHMEIER
  • Patent number: 11089526
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method to operate a wireless device, comprising a communication unit, in a wireless cellular network comprising at least two radio access networks, the communication unit being configured to communicate to a network node of the wireless cellular network, the network node being associated to a first radio access network. The method comprises the steps for the communication unit of: detecting if a second radio access network of said wireless cellular network fulfills a predefined set of access parameters, wherein the second radio access network supports a different access technology than the first radio access network. If the second radio access network fulfills said set of access parameters: sending a connection release indication to the network node, receiving from the network node a connection release confirmation message, sending a connection request message to the wireless cellular network with selection of said second radio access network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: THALES DIS AIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Thomas Ulrich
  • Publication number: 20210223354
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for positioning of a user equipment operating in a cellular network, the user equipment being configured to ascertain location information of base stations of the cellular network. The method comprises the steps of: obtaining cell specific reference signals from a serving base station and at least one other base station, obtaining from the serving base station a synchronization indication relating to time synchronization among the serving base station and the at least one other base station, determining a time difference of arrival of the reference signals of at least two base stations that are time synchronized, and determining a position of the user equipment based on the location information of the respective base stations and the determined time differences of arrival.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: THALES DIS AIS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Volker BREUER, Iavor ANTONOV
  • Patent number: 11051243
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a user equipment configured to operate in a cellular network comprising a plurality of base stations, the user equipment comprising a communication unit and a control unit, wherein the communication unit is capable of operating in a specialized transmission mode with one of the plurality of base stations being capable of supporting said specialized transmission mode, in case of detection of a suitable base station, the communication unit is configured when operating in non-registered mode to: —decode an information signal received from said detected base station, the information signal indicating if said base station supports said specialized transmission mode, —camp on said base station, if said specialized transmission mode is supported, or —otherwise provide a message indicating non-support of specialized transmission mode support to the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: THALES DIS AIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Jürgen Gröne
  • Patent number: 11044624
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for controlling at least one measurements by a base node of a cellular network, the base node serving at least one low-capability wireless terminal in an open connection in coverage enhancement mode, the method comprising the steps of: determining the coverage enhancement level of said wireless terminal, estimating a measurement time for carrying out said at least one measurement taking into account said coverage enhancement level, sending a measurement request message in conjunction with a suspend connection message to the wireless terminal, providing a resume indication to the wireless terminal considering said estimated measurement time, and retrieving at least one measurement response message from the wireless terminal comprising the at least one requested measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: THALES DIS AIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Osaid Khaliq
  • Patent number: 10993170
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for operating a wireless device in a cellular network, the wireless device operating with a base node of the cellular network, the method comprises upon noticing a barring indication received from the base node at the wireless device the step of suppressing access to the base node under the conditions: the wireless device is operating in an intensive use mode and the wireless device is operating in a non-privileged service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: THALES DIS AIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Florian Denzin, Uwe Dummann
  • Publication number: 20210120616
    Abstract: A method for data transmission between a user equipment operating in a cellular network, and a control terminal accessible from the cellular network. The user equipment operates in a communication connection to the control terminal by means of first and second wireless carriers, with one of the control terminal and the user equipment acting as transmitting apparatus, and the other as receiving apparatus. The transmitting apparatus sends content as a first data packet over the first wireless carrier and as a second data packet over the second wireless carrier. The receiving apparatus attempts to receive the first data packet over the first wireless carrier and the second data packet over the second wireless carrier, and sends over the first and second wireless carriers a message indicating whether at least one of the first and second data packet was successfully received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: Gemalto M2M GmbH
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Iavor Antonov
  • Patent number: 10966082
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile communication device for communicating with a cellular network by means of a serving base node, the mobile communication device further being connected to a subscriber identity module, the mobile communication device being configured to operate in a power optimization mode wherein the power optimization mode comprises extended paging periods, and the mobile communication device is further configured to set up a communication context with the base node using authentication means of the subscriber identity module, wherein the mobile communication device is further configured, in case of detection of a removal of the subscriber identity module and when the power optimization mode is activated: to send an removal alert message to the serving base node by means of said communication context, afterwards to terminate the communication context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignees: THALES DIS AIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, THALES DIS FRANCE SA
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Lars Wehmeier, Mireille Pauliac
  • Patent number: 10917780
    Abstract: A wireless terminal for operating in a cellular network includes a transceiver, at least one processor and a memory. The transceiver is configured to receive system information respectively transmitted by base stations comprising area system information transmitted by one of the base stations. The area system information is common for a local area covered by said base station and at least one other base station. The processor is configured to store received area system information in the memory. The processor is configured to process a later transmitted area system information only in case of detection of: an area identifier transmitted with the system information indicating a change of area, or a system value change field transmitted with the system information indicating a change of values of area system information values, or an overrun field transmitted with the system information indicating an overrun of the system value change field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: THALES DIS AIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Osaid Khaliq
  • Patent number: 10912134
    Abstract: A method for a wireless terminal communicating with a base station of a cellular network, the terminal operating in enhanced coverage mode and configured to set up a communication session with the base station by means of at least one of a direct communication link and a sidelink communication link using a second wireless terminal. The method comprises: determining a quality of the direct communication link with the base station, determining a quality of a communication link to a second wireless terminal capable of communicating with the base station, initiating transmission of a link quality message to the base station, the link quality message comprising information relating to the quality of the communication link, receiving a response from the base station indicating if the direct communication link or the sidelink communication link is to be used, requesting a communication session via the indicated communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: THALES DIS AIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Florian Denzin, Uwe Dummann, Lars Wehmeier
  • Patent number: 10904731
    Abstract: A system and method for transmitting a provisioning dataset from a cellular network to a user equipment. The cellular network includes a plurality of base nodes providing access to the user equipment, a remote provisioning server accessible by the cellular network, and a core network, including at least two network slices. At least one of the network slices includes at least one network node exclusively assigned to the network slice. At least one of the network slices is dedicated for operating a predefined class of user equipment. At least one remote provisioning network slice includes an assigned network node giving access to the remote provisioning server, and at least one base node assigned to the remote provisioning network slice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignees: THALES DIS FRANCE SA, THALES DIS AIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Lars Wehmeier, Anne-Marie Praden
  • Patent number: 10880827
    Abstract: A mobile terminal for participating in a mobile network and adapted to perform a power consumption sensitive cell reselection includes a detector configured to detect presence of a first possible connection to the mobile network via a first technology, and a second possible connection to the mobile network via a second technology. A selector is configured to identify which of the first possible connection and the second possible connection causes less energy consumption in the mobile terminal in a low-power mode of operation. A controller is configured to connect the mobile terminal to the mobile network through the identified possible connection. A network entity for supporting a mobile terminal in performing a power consumption sensitive cell reselection is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: THALES DIS AIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Ronald Blum
  • Publication number: 20200389838
    Abstract: A method for transmitting system information items from a base station of a cellular network to first and second user equipment. The first user equipment is a first type of user equipment and the second user equipment is a second type of user equipment, different from the first type. Upon reception of a request for system information from the first and second user equipment, the base station collects a subset of the system information items considering the type of user equipment in a set of system information messages for the respective type of user equipment, and provides each of said set of system information messages to the requesting user equipment. At least one system information item is collected in the set of system information messages for the first type of user equipment, and is lacking in the set of system information messages for the second type of user equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: THALES DIS AIS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Volker BREUER
  • Publication number: 20200367122
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for operating a user equipment maintaining a normalized transmission power value, indicating the maximum transmission power of the transmitting circuitry of the user equipment, further comprising the step for the user equipment of: receiving a predetermined sufficient power level to be achieved at the base station receiver from the base station, deriving a pathloss value from signals received from the serving base station, determining a signal power value out of the normalized transmission power value of the user equipment and the pathloss value, and when the determined signal power value level is lower than a predetermined sufficient power level at the base station: performing a cell re-selection to another base station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: THALES DIS AlS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Volker BREUER, Lars WEHMEIER
  • Patent number: 10797834
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for transmission of a data packet in a cellular network between a transmitting node and a receiving node, the receiving node being configured to receive data packets from the transmitting node, the transmitting node supporting at least one frequency band composed of a plurality of carriers, the method comprising for the transmitting node the step of transmitting to the receiving node a plurality of data transmissions of the data packet according to a predetermined redundancy level, whereby the first of the plurality of data transmissions is transmitted in a resource area addressed by a scheduling occurrence, and the rest of the plurality of data transmissions are transmitted in the same resource area as the first data transmission, and each data transmission is transmitted on a different carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: THALES DIS AIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Lars Wehmeier
  • Patent number: 10798727
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for data transmission from a wireless device to a base node, the base node is part of a cellular network and is configured to support frequency division multiple access method, the bandwidth receivable by the base node comprising a plurality of subcarriers, the wireless device is camping on the base node, the method comprises the steps of: —for the base node, assigning to the wireless device a subcarrier of the plurality of subcarriers, —transmitting data from the wireless device to the base node for the period of at least one data service session using only the assigned subcarrier, whereby using for said data transmission a first modulation scheme on the assigned subcarrier different from the modulation scheme used for more than one of the plurality of the subcarriers by at least one second wireless device camping on said base node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: THALES DIS AIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Lars Wehmeier, Thomas Ulrich
  • Publication number: 20200304994
    Abstract: A method for securing a direct communication connection between a first and a second user equipment, both configured to operate with base stations of a wireless network, in which the first user equipment maintains an authentication code received from a first security center accessible via the wireless network, said first security center being assigned to a first area, the method comprising the steps for the first user equipment of: maintaining a trust level of the authentication code, reducing the trust level relating to the time of last access to one of the base stations of the wireless network, submitting to the second user equipment the authentication code and the trust level, for setting up the direct communication connection, and in case of reception of a confirmation transmission from the second user equipment: setting up the direct communication connection with the second user equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: THALES DIS AIS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Volker BREUER, Lars WEHMEIER, Osaid KHALIQ, Thomas ULRICH, Uwe DUMMANN
  • Patent number: 10778390
    Abstract: A method for data transmission in a cellular network to a wireless device, the wireless device being assigned to a group of low capability devices. The cellular network comprises a plurality of base nodes, including an active base node, which is the base node the wireless device is currently associated to, wherein a data connection with the wireless device is established. The active base node is configured to downlink communicate on a frequency band comprising a plurality of frequency blocks comprising a plurality of subcarriers. The method comprises: the active base node transmitting data to the wireless device in a frequency block, being during a scheduling period the only frequency block providing data to said wireless device, submitting the data dedicated for the wireless device in one first subframe of the frequency block, followed by at least one second subframe without data dedicated to the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: THALES DIS AIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Lars Wehmeier, Thomas Ulrich
  • Patent number: 10772039
    Abstract: A method for operating a wireless communication device in a cellular network comprises the steps of: determining power consumption criteria for at least one first time period containing at least one data transmission, carrying out a data transmission session, in case that after said data transmission session the wireless communication device has changed from a first base node to a second base node of the cellular network: determining power consumption criteria for at least one second time period containing at least one data transmission on a second base node, comparing power consumption criteria of the first time period with power consumption criteria of the second time period, carrying out a cell reselection to the first base node, in case at the first time period the determined power consumption criteria indicate a lower power consumption than at the second time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: THALES DIS AIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Lars Wehmeier