US Pat. No. 9,379,423

CAVITY FILTER

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A cavity filter, comprising:
a housing defining a cavity, the housing including a bottom, at least one side wall and a cover, the bottom including a base
having a first surface and an opposite second surface, the first surface being plated in a first conductive material, at least
a portion of the first surface being a first interior surface of the housing, the bottom including first and second apertures,
a first conductive strip being formed on the second surface and across the first aperture, a second conductive strip being
formed on the second surface and across the second aperture;

at least one post projecting from the first interior surface of the housing towards a second interior surface of the housing,
the first interior surface facing the second interior surface; and

a thermo electric cooler disposed on the housing, the thermo electric cooler configured to one of cool and heat at least a
portion of the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,082,104

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method, comprising:
using a processor for:
identifying a first system specification defined at a first refinement level,
wherein the first system specification comprises specification data;
generating a second system specification at a second refinement level, wherein the second system specification inherits the
specification data of the first system specification;

modifying at least a portion of the inherited specification data of the second system specification, wherein modifying at
least a portion of the inherited specification data comprises applying a mapping operator to a portion of the specification
data of the first system specification of the first refinement level to provide modified specification data for the second
system specification of the second refinement level; and

storing the second system specification including the modified specification data.

US Pat. No. 9,276,863

TRAFFIC DETECTION FUNCTION BASED ON USAGE BASED THRESHOLDS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method, performed by a policy manager network node in a network, the method comprising:
receiving, in the policy manager network node, accounting threshold information relating to an access session associated with
an access node;

receiving, in the policy manager network node, accounting network usage measurement message relating to the access session;
determining, in the policy manager network node, that a total network usage of the access session exceeds a threshold; and
sending, in the policy manager network node, a change of authorization message to the access node, wherein the change of authorization
message limits a first type of network access, redirects a user of the access node, and allows streaming access to continue
independent of network usage limits.

US Pat. No. 9,661,623

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING EPDCCH RESOURCE ELEMENT MAPPING IN COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method, in a base station of a communication network, of performing resource element mapping of an ePDCCH for respective
user equipments served by the base station, wherein the method comprises:
determining resource element mapping patterns for the respective user equipments, and performing the resource element mapping
based upon the determined resource element mapping patterns, wherein the resource element mapping patterns comprise performing
the resource element mapping for the ePDCCH by excluding resource elements corresponding to a legacy signal; and

sending information about the resource element mapping patterns determined for the respective user equipments and a downlink
control signaling to the respective user equipments.

US Pat. No. 9,154,164

INTERLEAVER AND DEVICE FOR SELECTING SERVICES, FOR A RADIOCOMMUNICATION NETWORK WITH LONG TIME INTERLEAVING AT THE LEVEL OF THE PHYSICAL LAYER

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An apparatus for interleaving units representing a chosen number of services grouped into periodic frames in a radio communication
network utilizing long time-period time interleaving, the apparatus comprising:
a first processor configured to decompose one or more link layer frames into a chosen number of groups of services of constant
respective durations, distribute interleaved units of the groups into spreading time intervals of constant respective durations
and spaced apart within a time interleaving period equal to the sum of the group durations, wherein the sum of the group durations
has a duration that is a constant and comprises a frame period;

a second processor in a device configured to select services represented by interleaving units interleaved by the apparatus
and synchronized in regard to said apparatus and configured to, in the event of selection of a group of services to be processed,
start operation periodically during at least the duration of each spreading time interval of said chosen group, and according
to a period equal to the period of the frames to collect interleaved units contained in the spreading time intervals of the
chosen group comprised in a time interleaving period.

US Pat. No. 9,258,065

COHERENT TRANSPONDER WITH ENHANCED FREQUENCY LOCKING

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A coherent optical receiver, comprising:
a reception unit adapted to convert a received optical signal from a transmitter at a carrier frequency into a digital signal
using a local oscillator, referred to as LO, having an LO frequency;

a spectral analysis unit adapted to estimate a degree of asymmetry of a spectrum of the received optical signal, based on
the digital signal; and

a transmission unit adapted to transmit an indication of the degree of asymmetry to a near-end transponder comprising said
transmitter of the received optical signal.

US Pat. No. 9,077,455

OPTICAL RECEIVER HAVING A MIMO EQUALIZER

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An apparatus comprising:
an optical-to-electrical converter configured to mix an optical input signal and an optical local-oscillator signal to generate
a first electrical digital measure and a second electrical digital measure of the optical input signal; and

a digital processor configured to process the first and second electrical digital measures to recover data carried by the
optical input signal, wherein the digital processor comprises:

a first equalization filter configured to apply respective signal-equalization processing to the first electrical digital
measure to generate a first processed signal;

a second equalization filter configured to apply respective signal-equalization processing to the first electrical digital
measure to generate a second processed signal;

a third equalization filter configured to apply respective signal-equalization processing to the second electrical digital
measure to generate a third processed signal; and

a fourth equalization filter configured to apply respective signal-equalization processing to the second electrical digital
measure to generate a fourth processed signal; and

wherein the digital processor is further configured to:
combine the first processed signal and the third processed signal to generate a real part of a first complex-valued digital
measure;

combine the second processed signal and the fourth processed signal to generate an imaginary part of the first complex-valued
digital measure; and

recover the data carried by the optical input signal based on the first complex-valued digital measure.

US Pat. No. 9,178,648

METHOD TO IMPROVE VOICE OVER IP CAPACITY FOR USER EQUIPMENT EMPLOYING VARIABLE RATE VOCODERS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method, comprising:
sending a message to a user equipment having a variable rate vocoder,
the message defining two or more transport block sizes for the user equipment to select from in making uplink transmissions
if the user equipment is permitted to vary a packet size for uplink transmissions during a talk spurt; and

sending a scheduling grant to the user equipment,
the scheduling grant including an indicator indicating that the user equipment is permitted to vary the packet size for uplink
transmissions during a talk spurt, and autonomously select and use a transport block size from among the defined transport
block sizes during the talk spurt,

wherein the indicator indicates that the user equipment is to select a smallest of the defined transport block sizes that
permits delivery of data in a buffer of the user equipment.

US Pat. No. 9,426,808

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN A MIMO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of controlling uplink multiple input multiple output transmission between a user equipment and a base station
of a wireless communications network, said method comprising:
identifying whether insufficient capacity exists on a primary uplink stream to carry within a transmission time interval all
uplink data packets pending for transmission; and

if insufficient capacity exists, preventing establishment of a secondary uplink stream when it is determined that pending
uplink data packets which would not be carried by said primary uplink stream would not sufficiently utilise a capacity provided
by said secondary uplink stream within the transmission time interval.

US Pat. No. 9,178,704

INPUT CONSISTENCY VERIFICATION FOR SERVER ASSISTED SECURE FUNCTION EVALUATION

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method for secure function evaluation (SFE) performed by a server for two parties that want to evaluate a function, comprising:
computing a garbled circuit corresponding to said function and wherein a predefined bit of the 0-secret of wire i in said
garbled circuit is set to a random bit bi and a predefined bit of the 1-secret of wire i in said garbled circuit is set to bi;

communicating with each of said parties using an Oblivious Transfer (OT) protocol to provide wire secrets that are encrypted
versions of the respective inputs of each party, wherein each party provides said wire secret that is an encrypted version
of an input of said party to the other of said party; and

sending the computed garbled circuit to each party for computation of a respective output; and wherein each party stores one
of said predefined bit of the 0-secret of wire i and said predefined bit of the 1-secret of wire i of the other party, and
wherein a given party can verify input consistency by the other party over at least two executions by comparing values stored
by said given party for said at least two executions with corresponding values obtained from said server.

US Pat. No. 9,131,415

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING COMMUNICATION SERVICE IN A TELECOMMUNICATION AND COMMUNICATOR ASSOCIATED THEREWITH

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of controlling communications service in a telecommunications system comprising first and second subsystems, the
first subsystem being adapted to support first and second communications services and the second subsystem being adapted to
support the second communications service,
the method comprising the following steps in the case of a first mobile terminal having a call in progress with a second terminal
under the first communications service via the first subsystem:

detecting a call transfer condition for transferring the call to the second subsystem;
if the second subsystem is not adapted to process the call under the first communications service, changing service from the
first communications service to the second communications service while the call is on the first subsystem and continuing
the call using only the second service, where changing service further comprises changing codecs from a first codec supporting
the first service to a second codec supporting the second service; and

after the change of service is complete, transferring the call to the second subsystem.

US Pat. No. 9,107,032

METHOD OF COLLECTING PER-USER PERFORMANCE DATA

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method for implementation in a wireless communication system comprising a plurality of base stations and a plurality
of mobility management entities, comprising:
receiving, at a first mobility management entity and from a first base station, measurement data generated by the first base
station for a first mobile unit having a connection to the wireless communication system via the first base station, the measurement
data comprising a temporary identifier associated with the first mobile unit for the duration of the connection;

determining, at the first mobility management entity, a permanent identifier of the first mobile unit using the temporary
identifier in the measurement data generated by the first base station; and

combining, at the first mobility management entity, the measurement data generated by the first base station for the first
mobile unit with measurement data generated by the first mobility management entity for the first mobile unit and previously
collected measurement data for the first mobile unit to form a first record that is uniquely associated with the first mobile
unit, and wherein the first record is indexed by the permanent identifier.

US Pat. No. 9,480,045

NETWORKS AND METHODS FOR PAGING MESSAGE CONTROL

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A paging message controller, the paging message controller including a processor and an associated memory, the processor
configured to:
obtain an indication of a paging message for a particular user equipment (UE), the indication indicating that a paging message
is to be forwarded to at least one destination cell of a first set of cells for paging the particular UE;

modify the paging message with location information for a representative UE of a second set of cells to which the particular
UE belongs, the representative UE being a UE, within the second set of cells, that is different than the particular UE; and

forward the modified paging message to the second set of cells for paging the particular UE.

US Pat. No. 9,148,246

TRANSPONDER AND RELATED NETWORK NODE FOR AN OPTICAL TRANSMISSION NETWORK

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

4. A method of regenerating a single wavelength optical signal using two optical transponders each having an optical receiver,
an electrical section for processing and/or reshaping said electrical signal, and an optical transmitter, the method comprising:
receiving said single wavelength optical signal at a first optical transponder comprising a network side optical receiver,
a first electrical section having an intermediate electrical output, and a client side optical transmitter;

converting within said first optical transponder said optical signal to an electrical signal;
bypassing said electrical signal through said intermediate electrical output to an intermediate electrical input of a second
optical transponder, the second optical transponder having a network side optical transmitter, a second electrical section
with said intermediate electrical input, and a client side optical receiver;

converting at said second optical transponder said electrical signal to a single wavelength optical signal for onwards transmission;
and

selecting between configuring a first bypass bypassing an electro-optical conversion in said first optical transponder and
an opto-electrical conversion in said second optical transponder and configuring a second bypass further bypassing a Forward-Error-Correction
processing function in said first and second optical transponders, depending on a signal condition of the received optical
signal.

US Pat. No. 9,491,629

METHOD FOR PROVIDING A MINIMUM COVERAGE FOR MULTIMEDIA TRANSMISSION IN PRESENCE OF SWITCHED OFF CELLS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method, in a cellular communication network comprising cells among which at least one cell is switched off, for providing
at least a minimum coverage for multimedia transmission, said multimedia being parted into a number of independent autonomous
multimedia partitions, comprising:
transmitting from one or more neighbor cells of said switched off cell, one or more multimedia partitions of a primary subset
of the one or more multimedia partitions over a normal range;

transmitting from at least a first and a second neighbor cell of said switched off cell, one or more multimedia partitions
of a secondary subset of the one or more multimedia partitions over an extended range, said secondary subset of said first
neighbor cell being totally disjoint from said primary subset of said first neighbor cell, the secondary subset of said first
neighbor cell being partially disjoint of the secondary subset of said second neighbor cell when said first cell and said
second cell are adjacent.

US Pat. No. 9,479,460

METHOD OF PROVIDING AN MMOIP COMMUNICATION SERVICE

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of providing an MMoIP communication service, comprising:
monitoring, by a MMoIP switch, one or more MMoIP packet streams being transmitted between first and second end points of an
IP communication network, the one or more MMoIP packet streams including at least one of payload data and control data, the
control data being directed toward a first processor;

detecting, by the MMoIP switch, the control data included in one or more MMoIP packet streams;
forwarding, by the MMoIP switch, the detected control data to the first processor;
receiving, by the MMoIP switch, an indicator from the first processor, the indicator indicating a need for a second processor
based on the detected control data;

instantiating, by the MMoIP switch, the additional processor based on the received indicator; and
re-directing, by the MMoIP switch, the at least one MMoIP packet stream to the second processor to cause the second processor
to send its output of the at least one MMoIP packet stream to the first processor.

US Pat. No. 9,414,255

PACKET FLOW CONTROL IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK BASED ON AN INDICATION CONTAINED IN A PACKET

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of managing wireless communications, comprising:
establishing a communication session between a mobile station connected to a first network having a wireless network controller
and a server connected to a second network, and exchanging bearer traffic between said mobile station and said server in said
established communication session;

communicating, between said wireless network controller and a first packet gateway, a first indication of congestion of network
resources other than at said mobile station and said server in a packet communicated as part of the communications session;

adjusting the communication of data between the wireless network controller and the first packet gateway based on the communicated
first indication by selecting a second packet gateway for establishment of communications sessions;

communicating a second indication that no or light congestion of network resources is present; and
in response to the second indication, the first packet gateway communicating a start request to said server to send data from
the server to said mobile station in the wireless network.

US Pat. No. 9,154,733

EXTERNAL ROUNDTRIP LATENCY MEASUREMENT FOR A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

19. An apparatus configured to process an aural event, the apparatus comprising:
a processor and a memory communicatively connected to the processor, the processor configured to:
receive an audio stream including the aural event, the received aural event having a first set of aural characteristics;
detect, within the received audio stream, the received aural event having the first set of aural characteristics;
process the received aural event having the first set of aural characteristics for modifying the first set of aural characteristics
to produce a second set of aural characteristics, wherein processing the received aural event having the first set of aural
characteristics for modifying the first set of aural characteristics to produce the second set of aural characteristics modifies
the aural event for preventing filtering of the aural event; and

output the processed aural event having the second set of aural characteristics.

US Pat. No. 9,402,188

GEO-LOCATION ERROR CORRECTION FOR SMALL CELL PLACEMENT

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A computer-implemented method for macro cell hotspot identification, comprising:
a processor reading an input data comprising a plurality of User Equipment (UE) session records in an area of interest, each
of the plurality of UE session records including UE location information, wherein the UE location information comprises a
first set of coordinates of a coordinate system;

the processor generating a perturbed data comprising the plurality of UE session records with modified UE location information
by adjusting the UE location information in each of the plurality of UE session records in the input data based on observed
geo-location error data in the area of interest;

wherein the observed geo-location error data comprises an error vector including a direction and a magnitude;
wherein the modified UE location information comprises a second set of coordinates of the coordinate system determined by
translating the first set of coordinates by the error vector; and

the processor identifying a hotspot with a high traffic concentration based on the perturbed data comprising the plurality
of UE session records with modified UE location information.

US Pat. No. 9,172,461

OPTICAL FIBERS WITH VARIED MODE-DEPENDENT LOSS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An optical fiber, comprising:
a cladding region and a plurality of core regions;
a first core region of said plurality having a first mode-dependent loss (MDL) figure of merit (FOM) with a first bend-radius
dependence; and

a second core region of said plurality having a second MDL FOM with a second different bend-radius dependence, said first
MDL FOM being at least about 50% greater than said second MDL FOM at a given bend radius.

US Pat. No. 9,106,708

DYNAMIC CHANGE OF MAC ADDRESS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method to control and to change dynamically a media access control (MAC) address in an aggregation network containing
at least a server computer device and a client device during auto-configuration of a network address, said method comprising:
sending from said client device to a server computer device a first auto-configuration message containing the MAC address
of said client computer device;

retrieving said MAC address from said first auto-configuration message at said server computer device;
checking if said MAC address included in said first auto-configuration message is in use in said network or if said server
computer device has decided wants to change all MAC addresses in said aggregation network;

if said checking indicates that said MAC address is in use or that said server computer device has decided to change all of
said MAC addresses, sending from said server computer device to said client device a second auto-configuration message containing
a new MAC address for said client; and

overwriting said MAC address with said new MAC address included in said second auto-configuration message in said client device.

US Pat. No. 9,172,427

CROSSTALK CANCELLATION DEVICE AND METHOD WITH IMPROVED VECTORING STABILISATION

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A crosstalk cancellation method for cancelling crosstalk noise of at most M disturbing communication lines in a victim
communication line, said disturbing communication lines and said victim communication line forming part of a vectoring group,
and M being a positive integer number, wherein said crosstalk cancellation method comprises:
gradually decreasing a degree of crosstalk cancellation of at least one cancelled disturbing communication line in said victim
communication line in response to a crosstalk noise variation in said vectoring group requiring crosstalk noise of a not yet
cancelled disturbing communication line in said victim communication line to be cancelled, wherein

said gradually decreasing includes decreasing said degree of crosstalk cancellation of said at least one cancelled disturbing
communication line in said victim communication line through one or more intermediary stages between a maximum crosstalk cancellation
of said at least one cancelled disturbing communication line in said victim communication line and no crosstalk cancellation
of said at least one cancelled disturbing communication line in said victim communication line.

US Pat. No. 9,264,359

METHOD FOR DATA TRANSMISSION USING A LINC AMPLIFIER, A LINC AMPLIFIER, A TRANSMITTING DEVICE, A RECEIVING DEVICE, AND A COMMUNICATION NETWORK THEREFOR

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method for transmission of a data signal from a transmitting device to at least one receiving device using a LINC amplifier
for signal amplification, the method comprising:
representing the data signal by two phase modulated signal components of constant amplitude in a first part of the LINC amplifier
located in the transmitting device;

converting the two phase modulated signal components of constant amplitude from electrical signals into optical signals in
at least one electro-optical converter located in the transmitting device;

transmitting both phase modulated signal components of constant amplitude from the transmitting device to the at least one
receiving device, with the two phase modulated signal components of constant amplitude being transmitted over two optical
connections from the transmitting device to the at least one receiving device;

converting the two phase modulated signal components of constant amplitude from optical signals into electrical signals in
at least one opto-electrical converter located in said at least one receiving device; and

amplifying and combining the two phase modulated signal components of constant amplitude in a second part of the LINC amplifier
that is located in said at least one receiving device.

US Pat. No. 9,197,516

IN-SERVICE THROUGHPUT TESTING IN DISTRIBUTED ROUTER/SWITCH ARCHITECTURES

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method performed by a network device for handling testing frames, the method comprising:
receiving, by the network device, a received frame sent by a sending device;
identifying, by a layer 2 protocol implementation of the network device, the received frame as a testing frame;

generating, by the layer 2 protocol implementation, a response frame based on the testing frame;

identifying, by the layer 2 protocol implementation, a configurable priority level associated with the response frame;

placing the response frame in a priority queue of a plurality of layer 2 priority queues, wherein the priority queue is associated with the configurable priority level; and

transmitting, from the priority queue, the response frame toward the sending device.

US Pat. No. 9,179,384

MOBILITY ROBUSTNESS OPTIMIZATION BASED ON REFERENCE SIGNAL STRENGTH MAPS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a processor and a memory communicatively connected to the processor, the processor configured to:
determine, based on reference signal strength information associated with a wireless network, handover distance margin information
associated with the wireless network; and

determine, for a set of handover parameters and based on the handover distance margin information associated with the wireless
network, a respective set of handover parameter values configured to satisfy a target handover failure value,

wherein, to determine the handover parameter values, the processor is configured to:
determine speed information associated with the wireless network;
determine a handover time constraint value based on the handover distance margin information and the speed information, wherein,
to determine the handover time constraint value based on the handover distance margin information and the speed information,
the processor is configured to determine a handover distance margin value based on the handover distance margin information
and the target handover failure value, determine a speed value from the speed information associated with the wireless network,
and determine the handover time constraint value based on the handover distance margin value and the speed value; and

determine the handover parameter values based on the handover time constraint value.

US Pat. No. 9,119,049

VOICE NOTIFICATION TO THE DESTINATION OF A TEXT MESSAGE THAT IS ENGAGED IN A VOICE CALL

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A system comprising:
a message delivery component comprising at least one processor configured to receive a text message intended for a destination
via a serving network element, and to initiate delivery of the text message to the destination,

wherein the serving network element is operable to detect whether the destination is engaged in an active call and inform
the message delivery component accordingly; and

a message notification component comprising at least one processor configured to process the text message received from the
serving network element and to detect that the destination is engaged in an active voice call during the delivery of the text
message, to identify information for the text message, to convert the text message information into voice data to generate
a voice notification, to establish a media session, and to initiate transmission of the voice notification to the destination
to be played during the active voice call.

US Pat. No. 9,225,940

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REAL-TIME IPTV CHANNEL SEARCHING AND SWITCHING

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of providing real-time channel searching and switching for IPTV, the method comprising:
receiving a first communication from an IPTV subscriber at an IPTV application server upon the subscriber logging in to the
server via the subscriber's Web-accessible device;

communicating with a subscriber database to access level of service data for the subscriber;
displaying a new Web page for the subscriber based on the level of service data, wherein the Web page includes a list of applicable
channels based on a keyword search typed by the subscriber via the subscriber's web-accessible device;

determining whether the subscriber has a set-top box that is powered on;
where the subscriber does have a set-top box and the set-top box is powered off, saving data received from the subscriber
in the database;

where the subscriber does have a set-top box and the set-top box is powered on, allowing the subscriber to perform a switching
function for each applicable and currently viewable channel on a search result list; and

sending a signal to the set-top box to change the channel.

US Pat. No. 9,106,572

IMMOBILIZATION MODULE FOR SECURITY ON A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of controlling a self-sufficient network system to prevent unauthorized use of the self-sufficient network, the
method comprising:
receiving an activation request from the self-sufficient network system;
authenticating the self-sufficient network system, the self-sufficient network system being functional if the activation request
is valid and the self-sufficient network system having reduced functionality if the activation request is not valid, the self-sufficient
network system being a deployable network system operating without relying on an established network infrastructure and enabling
an exchange of multimedia information among components of the self-sufficient network;

receiving an indication from the self-sufficient network system that the self-sufficient network system has been tampered
with; and

transmitting a deactivation signal to deactivate the self-sufficient network system in response to the received indication
that the self-sufficient network system has been tampered with.

US Pat. No. 9,408,206

RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN SUPPORT OF VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL (VOIP) IN A ORTHOGONAL FREQUENCY DIVISION MULTIPLE ACCESS (OFDMA) SYSTEM

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An apparatus for allocating resources to real-time traffic communication in an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access
(OFDMA) based system, the apparatus comprising a processor and an associated memory, wherein the processor is configured to:
assign one or more Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) packets to a single bundled packet;
select a first modulation and coding scheme (MCS) of a set of MCSs, the first MCS being the one MCS of the set of MCSs capable
of mapping the bundled packet to a smallest possible amount of physical OFDMA resources while addressing one or more negative
impacts of interference on a link associated with the real-time traffic communication;

map the bundled packet to the smallest possible amount of physical OFDMA resources based on the first MCS selected; and
transmit the bundled packet using the first MCS selected over the smallest possible amount of physical OFDMA resources mapped;
wherein, the first MCS is selected for mapping the bundled packet to a smallest possible amount of physical OFDMA resources
such that the selected first MCS also maximizes the probability of success of communication of the bundled packet.

US Pat. No. 9,184,488

ANTENNA ASSEMBLY DEVICE

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A panel antenna, comprising:
a three-dimensional cross- and dual-polarization radiating element comprising a support topped by a radiating plane, the support
including at least two tubular portions;

a mechanical structure; and
a dielectric member comprising:
a central area comprising a first fastening mechanism configured to secure the radiating element to the dielectric member,
the first fastening mechanism including at least one protrusion configured to fit into an opening of a corresponding tube
of the two tubular portions of the support of the radiating element;

two lateral areas at opposing ends of the dielectric member, each lateral area comprising a second fastening mechanism configured
to secure a longitudinal edge of the mechanical structure to the dielectric member; and

an intermediate area configured to provide a flexible linking between the central area and each lateral area;
wherein the second fastening mechanisms are hook-shaped and configured to hook onto the longitudinal edges of the mechanical
structure.

US Pat. No. 9,130,618

MIMO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM WITH VARIABLE SLOT STRUCTURE

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of communicating information in a multiple-input, multiple-output communication system in which a base station
communicates with multiple terminals, the method comprising the steps of:
determining mobilities for respective ones of the terminals;
assigning the terminals into groups based on the determined mobilities;
utilizing at least first and second different slot structures for communicating with the terminals of at least respective
first and second ones of the groups; and

utilizing a plurality of antennas of an antenna array to simultaneously communicate with respective ones of the terminals
within a given slot configured in accordance with one of the first and second slot structures;

wherein the first and second slot structures define respective intervals each configured for communicating a plurality of
pilot symbols to the base station and a plurality of communication symbols from the base station;

wherein the first slot structure has a first length in number of symbols, the first length being determined based on a first
coherence interval associated with the first group of terminals;

wherein the second slot structure has a second length in number of symbols, the second length being determined based on a
second coherence interval associated with the second group of terminals; and

wherein the first length is different than the second length.

US Pat. No. 9,402,235

NON-COOPERATIVE POWER CONTROL FOR LARGE-SCALE ANTENNA SYSTEMS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method comprising:
transmitting, by a base station servicing a cell of a cellular communication network, information over one or more downlink
channels of the cell, the base station transmitting the information at full power scaled by a downlink power control factor
for each of the downlink channels, each of the downlink power control factors being calculated by the base station using an
open loop power control factor calculation in which propagation channel conditions and channel parameters of each corresponding
downlink channel is applied to an approximation of a rigorous capacity lower bound algorithm, the transmission being performed
by the base station independent of any other cell of the cellular communication network, the calculation for the open loop
downlink power control factor for a kth mobile terminal being based on

with k=1, . . . , K in which,
k and K are integers equal to or greater than 2,
?mobile,k is a normalized received power for the kth mobile terminal,

?mobile,l is a normalized received power for an lth mobile,

?u is an uplink normalized SNR,

?k is a slow fading coefficient for the kth mobile,

?l is a slow fading coefficient for an lth mobile, and

?u represents a duration of a pilot signal.

US Pat. No. 9,286,134

VIRTUAL MACHINE PLACEMENT IN A CLOUD-BASED NETWORK

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

13. A method for real-time adaptive placement of a virtual machine, the method comprising:
receiving a virtual machine at a routing component, the routing component having a processor in communication with a memory;
determining a data center index for the received virtual machine based on lengths of virtual queues associated with respective
data centers of a plurality of data centers, wherein the length of a virtual queue associated with a respective data center
is based on a class of virtual machines that have been routed to the respective data center;

determining, by the processor in communication with the memory, a target data center from the plurality of data centers based
on the data center index; and

routing, by the processor in communication with the memory, the virtual machine to the target data center.

US Pat. No. 9,286,487

METHOD FOR PROTECTING CONFIDENTIALITY OF A FILE DISTRIBUTED AND STORED AT A PLURALITY OF STORAGE SERVICE PROVIDERS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

13. A method for retrieving a file distributed and stored at a plurality of storage service providers, comprising performing
at a computing means of a user device, the steps of:
reading n file identifiers ID?1, . . . , ID?n designating said file, and reading provider identifiers O1, . . . , On corresponding to the plurality of storage service providers, in a file descriptor corresponding to the file, said file descriptor
being stored in a local memory of the user device,

sending the n file identifiers ID?1, . . . , ID?n respectively to the storage service providers designated by the provider identifiers O1, . . . , On,

receiving n combinations C1, . . . , Cn, from the storage service providers designated by the provider identifiers O1, . . . , On,

retrieving n sets of coefficients bi1, . . . , bin, for i=1, . . . , n, that respectively correspond to the n combinations C1, . . . , Cn,

associating each combination Ci with the corresponding set of coefficients bi1, . . . , bin, for i=1, . . . , n,

computing chunks S1, . . . , Sn of said file as:

Si=bi1·C1+ . . . +bij·Cj+ . . . +bin·Cn for i=1, . . . , n,
then re-assembling the chunks S1, . . . , Sn to reconstruct the file;
wherein said retrieving n sets of coefficients bi1, . . . , bin for i=1, . . . , n, that respectively correspond to the n combinations C1, . . . , Cn, comprises receiving the n sets of coefficients from the storage service providers designated by the provider identifiers
O1, . . . , On;and wherein said associating each combination Ci with a corresponding set of coefficients bi1, . . . , bin for i=1, . . . , n comprises:
reading a permutation (?) in the file descriptor corresponding to said file, and
applying the permutation to the sets of coefficients bi1, . . . , bin for i=1, . . . , n, so that each combination Ci is associated with the corresponding set of coefficients bi1, . . . , bin for i=1, . . . , n.

US Pat. No. 9,112,807

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING NETWORK INFORMATION

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method for managing information in a network, comprising:
receiving, by a first network entity, a request for an object;
identifying, by the first network entity, a second network entity storing the object;
receiving, by the first network entity, the object from the second network entity; and
storing, by the first network entity, the object in a storage area based on a parameter, the parameter indicative of an amount
of energy for the first network entity to receive the object from the second network entity.

US Pat. No. 9,112,800

INVERSE MESSAGE CONTEXT OBJECTS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method performed by a Diameter Routing Agent (DRA) for processing a Diameter message, the method comprising:
receiving a Diameter message at the DRA from an origin device;
determining a received message type of the received Diameter message;
determining an inverse message type based on the received message type;
establishing an inverse message context object based on the inverse message type, wherein the inverse message context object
provides access to a related Diameter message of the received Diameter message;

processing the received Diameter message, wherein processing includes accessing the inverse message context object; and
transmitting a message based on the processing.

US Pat. No. 9,083,621

POLICY-BASED MANAGEMENT METHOD FOR REMOTE MANAGEMENT OF HOME DEVICES

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. Policy-based management method for remote management of a home device (3), said method comprising:
a triggering step wherein the operational state of the home device (3) changes under occurrence of a triggering event belonging to one of the following event categories:

a device event, where the event is automatically produced by the home device (3);

a scheduled event, where the event is automatically produced by a clock; and
a user event, where the event is produced by a user;
an evaluation step, wherein a home device management (HDM) server (9) evaluates at least one device selection criterion; and

a policy run cycle, wherein the HDM server (9) runs a policy on the home device (3), said policy being selected among the following policies:

an activation policy if the triggering event is of the device type;
a management policy if the triggering event is of the scheduled type; and
a transient policy if the triggering event is of the user type.

US Pat. No. 9,402,214

WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS USING OVERLAY NETWORK DEVICES WITHIN COVERAGE AREAS OF UNDERLAY NETWORK DEVICES

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of communicating in a system including at least one first type of network device having a first transmit power
and a first carrier frequency and at least one second type of network device having at least one of a second transmit power
that is lower than the first transmit power and a second carrier frequency that is higher than the first carrier frequency,
the second type of network device operating within a first coverage area of the first type of network device, wherein there
is a selected plurality of cell codes dedicated exclusively for identifying only the second type of network device such that
the selected plurality of cell codes are never used for identifying the first type of network device, wherein the first type
of network device provides a neighbor list including at least some of the selected plurality of cell codes, the method comprising:
broadcasting a first downlink channel of at least two downlink channels from the second type of network device, wherein the
first downlink channel is a transitory broadcast channel that provides information to facilitate mobile station mobility between
the first type of network device and the second type of network device;

using one of the selected plurality of cell codes as a cell code for the first downlink channel such that a mobile station
receiving the provided neighbor list from the first type of network device can detect the second type of network device as
a candidate for communications with the mobile station based on the first downlink channel;

broadcasting a second downlink channel of the at least two downlink channels, wherein the second downlink channel is used
for communications within a cell of the second type of network device;

using a second channel cell code that is distinct from the selected plurality of cell codes for the second downlink channel;
and

providing an indication of the second channel cell code to the mobile station on the first downlink channel to facilitate
the mobile station communicating with the second type of network device on the second downlink channel using the second channel
cell code.

US Pat. No. 9,253,093

METHOD FOR PROCESSING DATA PACKETS IN FLOW-AWARE NETWORK NODES

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of managing storage of flow data in a packet processing equipment, said including a fast access internal memory
and a slower access external memory and configured to process a packet stream that is a random aggregate of a plurality of
distinct flows of packets, said method comprising:
receiving a data packet at an input of the packet processing equipment,
extracting a flow ID from a data packet header of the data packet and mapping the flow ID to an address at which corresponding
flow data are stored in the slower access external memory;

determining if said received data packet corresponds to a new flow, if said received data packet is a first packet of the
flow,

creating a new flow data record in the slower access external memory; if at least one other data packet of the flow has been
received in the packet processing equipment,

determining if a flow data corresponding to said received data packet is available in the fast access internal memory; if
the corresponding flow data to said second data packet is available in the fast access internal memory,

locating said flow data;
if no corresponding flow data to said second data is available in the fast access internal memory,
retrieving said corresponding flow data from the slower access external memory and storing them in the fast access internal
memory;

achieving packet processing using the corresponding flow data from the fast access internal memory, when no more packet of
the flow are located in the packet processing equipment;

updating the corresponding flow data in the slower access external memory from the flow data in the fast internal memory;
and

securing the corresponding flow data update.

US Pat. No. 9,134,428

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR POWER CONTROL OF A LOCATION-BASED MOBILE DEVICE

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method implemented in a network having a location based services server, a location-based services client and a mobile
device having location based functionality, the method comprising:
sending a control message having information dictating a start time and a period for a power sequence to the mobile device
to activate power to the location based functionality of the mobile device;

sending a mobile terminating location request to the mobile device during the period based on a request from the client;
receiving a location report from the mobile device based on the mobile terminating location request; and
sending the location report to the client.

US Pat. No. 9,171,006

MOBILE STATION WITH EXPANDED STORAGE SPACE AND METHOD OF RETRIEVING FILES BY THE MOBILE STATION

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

5. The method of claim 1, wherein downloading of the file from the remote storage sever is conducted wirelessly.

US Pat. No. 9,118,739

SYSTEM FOR EXCHANGING MESSAGES BETWEEN CUSTOMER DEVICES AND SERVERS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A customer device for exchanging messages with a server at several layers comprising a first layer and a second layer,
the customer device comprising:
a customer device transmitter operative to, at the first layer, transmit a request message to the server and, at the second
layer, transmit a request message to the server; and

a customer device receiver operative to, at the first layer, receive a response message from the server and, at the second
layer, receive a response message from the server, wherein the second layer is higher than the first layer and the customer
device transmitter is operative to:

transmit a first message signal comprising a request message at the first layer and a request message for requesting from
said server a task the customer device needs to perform, at the second layer;

receive a second message signal comprising a response message at the first layer and a response message including said task
said customer device needs to perform, at the second layer;

transmit a third message signal comprising a request message at the first layer and a request message for asking said server
for a plurality of argument values said customer device needs to perform said task, at the second layer;

receive a fourth message signal comprising a response message at the first layer and a response message including said plurality
of argument values said customer device needs to perform said task, at the second layer;

transmit a fifth message signal comprising a request message at the first layer and a request message for setting the result
of execution of said task on the server, at the second layer; and

receive a sixth message signal comprising a response message at the first layer and a Method2 message, at the second layer;
wherein the sixth message signal starts a next session with one or more remote procedure calls.

US Pat. No. 9,218,208

METHOD AND SYSTEM OF TRAFFIC PROCESSOR SELECTION FOR BROADCAST/MULTICAST SERVICE IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method for selecting a traffic processor for transmitting broadcast/multicast service flow in a cellular network, said
method comprising the steps of:
predicting a processor occupancy required to transmit the broadcast/multicast service flow;
evaluating processor occupancy of a plurality of traffic processors;
selecting the traffic processor with the highest available processor occupancy; and
comparing an available processor occupancy at the selected traffic processor to the predicted processor occupancy required
to transmit the broadcast/multicast service flow, wherein the step of comparing the available processor occupancy at the selected
traffic processor to the predicted processor occupancy required to transmit the broadcast/multicast service flow includes
calculating a maximum number of base stations that the selected traffic processors can support for the broadcast/multicast
service flow.

US Pat. No. 9,480,090

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPTIMISING ROUTING BETWEEN TWO NETWORK NODES, AT LEAST ONE OF WHICH IS MOBILE

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method for routing packets in an intermediate node between correspondent nodes in a packet-switched network, said packet-switched
network having a protocol stack comprising an upper layer and a lower layer and comprising an upper-layer session between
a correspondent node and a mobile node in which packets are transmitted between the correspondent node and the mobile node
via the packet-switched network; and wherein only one of said correspondent node and said mobile node, called a macro-mobility
enabled node, is configured to maintain the upper-layer session with the other node, when said mobile node is switching from
a first lower-layer-address to a second lower-layer-address, different from the first lower-layer-address, by exchanging suitable
lower-layer address update related messages with said other node, comprising at said intermediate node:
exchanging lower-layer-address-update-related messages with said macro-mobility enabled node;
mapping source address, destination address and potentially protocol parameters of lower-layer packets exchanged between said
mobile node and said correspondent node in such a way that the macro-mobility enabled node can communicate with said other
node as if said other node is also macro-mobility enabled, and such that said other node can communicate with said intermediate
node as if said intermediate node is a non-macro-mobility-enabled node;

wherein said intermediate node is embodied as a user-level application installed on a non-macro-mobility enabled user device,
said non-macro-mobility enabled user device corresponding to said mobile node;

wherein exchanging lower-layer-address-update related messages comprises receiving lower-layer-address update related messages
from said correspondent node and sending lower-layer-address update related messages to said correspondent node and wherein
mapping source address, destination address and potentially protocol parameters of lower-layer packets exchanged between said
mobile node and said correspondent node comprises:

for packets sent from said mobile node to said correspondent node: replacing the lower layer source address, assigned by said
intermediate node to said mobile node, by the lower layer address of said intermediate node, and potentially replacing protocol
parameters;

for packets sent from said correspondent node to said mobile node:
replacing the destination address corresponding to the lower-layer address of said intermediate node by the lower-layer address
of said mobile node assigned by said intermediate node, and potentially replacing protocol parameters.

US Pat. No. 9,402,191

DUAL-TIER WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A dual-tier wireless communication system comprising:
an upper tier cell-free large-scale antenna system including a plurality of service-antennas distributed in a designated coverage
area for providing wireless access service to mobile terminals, wherein each of the plurality of service-antennas simultaneously
serves the mobile terminals; and

a lower tier of one or more concentrated large-scale antenna system arrays arranged within a plurality of cells of the designated
coverage area for providing backhaul service to the plurality of service-antennas, wherein the upper tier and the lower tier
operate in disjoint frequency bands with respect to each other.

US Pat. No. 9,363,382

CONFERENCE PRESENCE BASED MUSIC-ON-HOLD SUPPRESSION SYSTEM AND METHOD

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method for enabling a device to automatically disable a music-on-hold feature, the method comprising:
collecting real-time presence information about a person's utilization of a communication unit from a plurality of different
sources using a presence server, the plurality of different sources consisting of: an email source, a computer source, an
Instant Messaging source, a calendar source and a mobile device source;

aggregating and analyzing the collected real-time presence information in view of preference rules and policies using a rules
engine, the rules engine and presence server a part of a presence system;

setting a presence state as “in-a-multi-party conference call/collaboration session” for a person's communication unit based
on a determination that the person is participating in a multi-party conference call/collaboration session using the rules
engine;

publishing the “in-a-multi-party conference call/collaboration session” presence state by the presence server; and
upon receiving the published “in-a-multi-party conference call/collaboration session” presence state information from the
presence system, disabling the music-on-hold feature on the device's extension associated with the communication unit prior
to placing the communication unit on-hold so that no sound will be injected into the multiparty conference/collaboration session
when the communication unit is placed on hold.

US Pat. No. 9,130,774

DATA MIRRORING IN A SERVICE

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method for packet mirroring, comprising:
selecting a packet to mirror from a plurality of packets received at a node based on a mirroring criterion, the selected packet
being associated with a service provided through a network;

selecting one of a plurality of mirror points of the node based on the mirroring criterion, each of the mirror points being
within a transport path for the service;

preparing a mirrored packet of the selected packet at the selected mirror point;
sending the mirrored packet to a mirror destination from the selected mirror point using a mirror service provided through
the network at least via a transport tunnel; and

fulfilling a quality of service guarantee for the service provided through the network and associated with the selected packet
to mirror at least in part by truncating the selected packet prior to sending it via the mirror service, wherein the selected
packet is an Internet Protocol packet, truncating the selected packet includes alleviating packet mirroring induced increased
network congestion interfering with a fulfilment of the quality of service guarantee by truncating content included in the
Internet Protocol packet as being oversized to fulfill the quality of service guarantee for the service provided through the
network and associated with the selected packet to mirror, and truncating the selected packet includes truncating the Internet
Protocol packet that has been received at the node;

wherein fulfilling the quality of service guarantee includes limiting a rate at which mirrored packets are sent via the mirror
service and limiting the rate includes dynamically adjusting a rate limit based on the fulfilment of the quality of service
guarantee interfered by packet mirroring; and

wherein selecting the selected packet further includes identifying the selected packet based on one or more of the following:
a user-specified criterion, a system-specified criterion, a set of criteria, port information, a delimiter, a protocol, a
label, a service or other tag, a list, an address, an option value, and a protocol command.

US Pat. No. 9,408,246

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SEAMLESS WI-FI TO UMTS HANDOVER

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving, by a Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN), a create packet data protocol (PDP) request associated with a UE authenticated
with a first Internet Protocol Connectivity Access Network (IP-CAN) and attached to a Serving GPRS support node (SGSN), wherein
the create PDP request comprises a non-new-control indication included within a Protocol Configuration Options (PCO) field
of the create PDP request, wherein the non-new-control indication comprises an Internet Protocol (IP) address of the UE; and

creating, by the GGSN in response to the non-new-control indication within the create PDP request, a PDP context configured
to establish a second IP-CAN path between the UE, the SGSN and the GGSN without changing UE attachment to the SGSN.

US Pat. No. 9,307,576

CORE NETWORK INTERFACE FOR PACKET DOMAIN FOR UMA UNC APPLICATIONS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An UMA network controller for an UMA mobile communication network comprising a circuit switched core network and a packet
switched core network with at least one serving GPRS support node, the UMA network controller comprising:
a security gateway; and
a controller coupled to said security gateway;
said security gateway being arranged to:
ensure security procedures between mobile stations and an UMA world;
forward messages relative to a control plane for said packet switched core network between mobile stations and said controller;
and

forward messages relative to a user plane for the packet switched core network between mobile stations and said serving GPRS
support node via a Gb+-2 interface;
wherein said controller is intercalated between said security gateway and said serving GPRS support node via a Gb+-1 interface, said controller is arranged for handling the control plane for the packet switched core network, and said controller
is arranged to exchange information elements, via the Gb+-1 interface, relative to an IP address and a communication port number of a mobile station and to an IP address and communication
port number of said serving GPRS support node, with said serving GPRS node.

US Pat. No. 9,526,095

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURING A PLURALITY OF SCHEDULING REQUEST TRIGGERS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of configuring a plurality of scheduling request triggers for a user equipment in a base station of a communication
system, the method comprising:
determining a plurality of scheduling request triggers and a transmission type of each of the plurality of scheduling request
triggers for the user equipment, based on the service characteristics of services of the user equipment;

transmitting configuration information of the plurality of scheduling request triggers to the user equipment, the configuration
information of the plurality of scheduling request triggers including the allocation way of the plurality of scheduling request
triggers with respect to the services of the user equipment and the transmission type of each of the plurality of scheduling
request triggers;

wherein the transmission type of each of the plurality of scheduling request triggers is determined based on the priority
of the service corresponding to the scheduling request trigger;

wherein the transmission type is any one of:
transmission on RACH;
transmission on dedicated scheduling request resources; and
wherein when the transmission type is the transmission on RACH, the transmission type includes RACH configuration and the
RACH configuration includes physical resources of PRACH.

US Pat. No. 9,281,900

WAVELENGTH-TUNABLE BURST-MODE RECEIVER

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
an optical front end configured to coherently receive an input optical signal and convert the input optical signal to a digital-electrical
data stream; and

a receiver processor configured to:
recover a data stream from the digital-electrical data stream;
and
cross-correlate first and second received complex correlation patterns with first and second pre-determined correlation patterns;
and

determine, from the comparison, coefficients of a filter configured to recover data encoded on the input digital-electrical
data stream.

US Pat. No. 9,225,792

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CACHING MOBILE SERVICES DATABASE OBJECTS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method for use in a mobile services management system including a mobile services database for storing mobile service
objects representing network elements or portions thereof supporting each of a plurality of mobile services, the method comprising:
caching a portion of the mobile services database;
updating said cache in response to receiving mobile service updates associated with any of cached mobile service objects and
mobile services, wherein the mobile service objects are defined according to a hierarchy of mobile service objects having
at least two hierarchical layers, wherein each hierarchical layer is associated with a respective predefined time period within
which corresponding mobile services are to be recalculated;

determining whether a trigger event for at least synchronizing said mobile services database has occurred;
identifying, if the trigger event has occurred and based on a predefined criteria, a group comprising one or more of mobile
service objects and mobile services affected by said mobile service updates and needing a corresponding modification based
on said mobile service updates; and

updating only said identified group comprising one or more of mobile service objects and mobile services using said corresponding
modification to synchronize the cached portion of the mobile services database.

US Pat. No. 9,047,643

METHOD OF EXTENDING WEB SERVICE APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACES USING QUERY LANGUAGES

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method, comprising:
modifying an interface to a social graph comprising nodes connected by edges that represent relationships between the nodes,
wherein the nodes form a plurality of trees associated with users of the social graph, and wherein modifying the interface
comprises:

adding a first node to at least one user's tree; and
attaching at least one query to the first node, wherein the at least one query operates on a sub-tree of the first node,and further wherein the interface is modified in response to the at least one user invoking a service configured to perform
the at least one query on the sub-tree.

US Pat. No. 9,226,325

METHOD FOR ATTACHING A USER TERMINAL TO A BASE STATION OF A NETWORK

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method for attaching a user terminal to a base station in a network, said method comprising:
defining a global cost function (Cw) representative of an aggregate transmission delay for a set of user terminals served by a set of base stations in a network,
the aggregate transmission delay including a weighted transmission delay for each user terminal (u) in the user terminal set,
the weighted transmission delay based at least in part on a context weighting factor (Wu(X)) applying at least one select weighting (Wu) to at least one select characteristic (X) of the corresponding user terminal (u);

defining a local cost function (Cuw) for each user terminal (u) in the user terminal set from said global cost function (Cw), said local cost function (Cuw) taking into account said context weighting factor (Wu(X)) for the corresponding user terminal (u) and being a function of a base station (b) of the base station set to which the
corresponding user terminal (u) is associated;

running a Gibbs sampler with said local cost function (Cuw) for each user terminal (u) of the user terminal set to produce a user-base station association probability (?u(b)) for each user terminal (u) of the user terminal set with at least one base station (b) of the base station set;

choosing the user-base station association probability (?u(b)) which favors low local cost for each user terminal (u) of the user terminal set; and

attaching each user terminal (u) of the user terminal set to the corresponding base station (b) of the base station set according
to the user-base station association probability (?u(b)) chosen for the corresponding user terminal (u).

US Pat. No. 9,392,437

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IP MULTIMEDIA BEARER PATH OPTIMIZATION THROUGH A SUCCESSION OF BORDER GATEWAYS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of identifying alternative end-to-end media paths through internet protocol realms using substitute session description
protocol parameters, the method comprising:
receiving a session description protocol offer including a list of internet protocol realms, wherein the list of primary internet
protocol realms includes one or more previously traversed through internet protocol realms and one or more secondary internet
protocol realms;

determining an outgoing internet protocol realm for a media path based at least in part on session initiation protocol signaling
information;

if the outgoing internet protocol realm matches one of the secondary internet protocol realms on the list of internet protocol
realms in the session description protocol offer, bypassing at least one border gateway associated with at least one of the
internet protocol realms on the list, and sending a session description protocol answer that includes an unspecified address
as connection information and protocol realm information for the matching secondary internet protocol realm wherein the connection
information for the protocol realm is the same as a remote connection information for the outgoing internet protocol realm;
and

receiving the session description protocol answer and determining whether internet protocol realm information in the session
description protocol answer matches the internet protocol realm in connection with a controlled border gateway.

US Pat. No. 9,277,529

RADIO ACCESS NETWORK DEFINED PAGING AREA

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of facilitating paging in a wireless communications network, the method comprising:
generating, at a radio access network (RAN) element of the communications network, a select paging area for a UE, the select
paging area including a list of one or more cells from among cells of the communications network to which paging messages
are to be sent when paging the UE; and

sending the select paging area from the RAN element to a core network (CN) element of the communications network,
wherein,
the communications network follows the long term evolution (LTE) protocol, and
the RAN element is an evolved Node B (eNB) and the CN element is a mobility management entity (MME).

US Pat. No. 9,055,086

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING DATA TRANSFER FROM A DATA CENTER INCLUDING BANDWIDTH LIMITS AND A FLEX PARAMETER INDICATING BANDWIDTH VARIATION BETWEEN DATA TRANSFER PERIODS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A data transfer manager for managing data transfer from a datacenter configured to communicate over at least one link,
comprising:
a scheduler device comprising at least one processor, the scheduler device being configured to schedule a plurality of jobs
for communicating data from the datacenter, the scheduler device,

determines a minimum bandwidth requirement of the plurality of jobs, respectively,
determines a maximum bandwidth limit of the plurality of jobs, respectively, and
determines a flex parameter of the plurality of jobs, respectively, the flex parameter indicates how much allocated bandwidth
can vary between adjacent data transfer periods for the respective one of the plurality of jobs;
wherein
the scheduler device assigns a deadline to the plurality of jobs, respectively, the assigned deadlines respectively indicating
whether there can be any delay in communicating the data of the respective one of the plurality of jobs over the at least
one link;

a non-pre-emptible job is a job that has to be allocated at least some bandwidth in a next scheduled data transfer period;
a pre-emptible job is a job that can go without any allocated bandwidth in the next scheduled data transfer period; and
the scheduler schedules the plurality of jobs in the next scheduled data transfer period by
giving priority to any non-re-emptible jobs of the plurality of jobs over any pre-emptible jobs of the plurality of jobs,
and

giving priority among non-pre-emptible jobs of the plurality of jobs in an increasing order of flex parameter then in an increasing
order of assigned deadline for jobs having the same flex parameter and then in a decreasing order of job size for jobs having
the same flex parameter and the same assigned deadline.

US Pat. No. 9,433,907

APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING THE MOVEMENT OF A LIQUID ON A NANOSTRUCTURED OR MICROSTRUCTURE SURFACE

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a substrate having a surface with a plurality of nanostructures or microstructures thereon, said plurality of nanostructures
or microstructures being able to support a droplet of liquid disposed on tops thereof wherein:

at least a portion of said nanostructures or microstructures has an increased spatial density along a predetermined direction
on said surface, such that a leading edge of said droplet that is closer to said increased spatial density has a lower contact
angle than a trailing edge of said droplet that is farther away from said increased spatial density, and

said predetermined direction leads to a location on said substrate having a highest spatial density of said nanostructures
or microstructures.

US Pat. No. 9,286,429

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AMPLIFIER DESIGN

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of generating parameters of an amplifier, the method comprising:
displaying, by a processor, a graphical user interface on a display, the graphical user interface associated with input and
output parameters of the amplifier the displaying including,

displaying possible input parameter values associated with the input parameters, and
displaying load-pull data associated with the possible input parameters, the load-pull data identifying at least three sets
of load-pull data characterizing salient states of active devices in operation of the amplifier, wherein the load-pull data
includes (i) load-pull data for a main amplifier branch high efficiency operating mode of the amplifier, (ii) load-pull data
for a main amplifier branch high-power operating mode of the amplifier and (iii) load-pull data for a peak amplifier branch
high-power operating mode of the amplifier;

receiving input parameter values for the amplifier;
generating output parameter values for the amplifier based on the received input parameter values; and
displaying the generated output values on the display.

US Pat. No. 9,282,464

QOS AWARE MULTI RADIO ACCESS POINT FOR OPERATION IN TV WHITESPACES

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An access point for allocation of bands in television whitespace spectrum to clients, said access point comprising:
a processor, and
a memory storing instructions that, when executed, cause the access point to:
determine the number K of radios for said access point that can be selected for operation;
choose K frequency bands from a set of M bands of available television whitespace spectrum that correspond to K said radios,
wherein M>K; and

assign said clients to said radios by ensuring there is weighted proportional fair data rate allocation for said radios, wherein
a utility function used for said weighted proportional fair data rate allocation is maximized;

obtain input from a weighted proportional fair medium access control module; and
invoke said television whitespace selection and client assignment engine to change said client assignment if required.

US Pat. No. 9,240,909

REVERSE LINK CHANNEL ESTIMATION USING COMMON AND DEDICATED PILOT CHANNELS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of channel estimation implemented in a receiver having multiple antennas configured to receive signals over a
plurality of orthogonal tones comprising at least one common pilot tone shared by a plurality of users for transmission of
pilot signals and a plurality of dedicated pilot tones, each dedicated pilot tone being allocated to one of the plurality
of users for transmission of pilot signals, comprising:
concurrently estimating, at the receiver, at least one first channel associated with a first user and at least one second
channel associated with a second user based on observations of pilot signals received at the receiver concurrently over at
least one first dedicated pilot tone allocated to the first user, at least one second dedicated pilot tone allocated to the
second user, and said at least one common pilot tone, wherein estimating said at least one first channel and said at least
one second channel comprises:

estimating said at least one first channel based on observations of the at least one first dedicated pilot tone allocated
to the first user;

estimating said at least one second channel based on observations of the at least one second dedicated pilot tone allocated
to the second user; and

estimating at least one composite channel associated with the first and second users based on observations of said at least
one common pilot tone.

US Pat. No. 9,544,927

SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM FOR BEARER ACTIVATION IN A CORE NETWORK FOR WIRELESS DEVICES

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A system comprising:
a base station including a memory and at least one processor associated with the memory, the memory having computer readable
instructions stored thereon, and the at least one processor configured to execute the computer readable instructions to,

receive a service request message from a first device,
store a gateway tunnel identifier, a base station identifier and a base station tunnel identifier to the memory,
establish a radio bearer between the base station and the first device in response to the service request message,
receive one or more first uplink data packets from the first device using the radio bearer,
modify the one or more first uplink data packets such that the one or more first uplink data packets include the gateway tunnel
identifier, the base station identifier and the base station tunnel identifier, and

send the modified one or more first uplink data packets to a gateway, the modified one or more first uplink data packets for
use by the gateway to activate a bearer without an exchange of any message regarding the bearer between the gateway and a
mobility management entity or between the gateway and a serving gateway support node.

US Pat. No. 9,264,361

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING MULTIPLE LABEL DISTRIBUTION PROTOCOL (LDP) INSTANCES IN A NETWORK NODE

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method for hosting multiple Label Distribution Protocol (LDP) Label Switch Router (LSR) instances sharing a common label
space at a network element, comprising:
instantiating within a memory at the network element a plurality of LSR instances, each LSR instance having associated with
it a respective LSR Identifier (LSR ID) and a common label space identifier (label space ID); and

mapping each LSR ID to a respective IP address at the network element;
wherein each LSR instance is adapted to support a respective LDP session with a LSR at a peer network element;
wherein said network element advertises a multiple LSR hosting capability to other peer network elements.

US Pat. No. 9,246,236

DUAL-POLARIZATION RADIATING ELEMENT OF A MULTIBAND ANTENNA

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An antenna comprising a plurality of dual-polarization radiating elements placed on a flat shared reflector, each dual
polarization radiating element, comprising:
a support with a high dielectric constant whose shape is roughly cylindrical having an axis of revolution,
at least one first and one second pair of dipoles printed onto a first surface of the support, the pairs of dipoles crossing
each other at an orthogonal polarization and each pair of dipoles being fed by a conductive feed line,

the conductive lines feeding each pair of dipoles being printed onto a second surface of the support,
wherein the support is placed on the flat shared reflector, with the cylindrical support's axis of revolution being perpendicular
to the plane of the reflector.

US Pat. No. 9,154,844

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING DELAYS DUE TO CHANNEL CHANGES

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of receiving video programs at a client device, wherein the video programs are received from a video server via
a video distribution network, the method comprising:
receiving, from the video server via a first channel of the video distribution network, a first video program stream conveying
a first video program at a first quality level;

receiving, from the video server via a second channel of the video distribution network, a plurality of second video program
streams conveying a respective plurality of second video programs at a second quality level below the first quality level,
wherein at least one of the second video program streams received over the second channel is included within the second plurality
of video program streams based on preference information;

in response to a channel change operation by which a user selects one of the second video program streams, locally switching
from presenting the first video program at the first quality level to presenting, at the second quality level, the second
video program conveyed by the selected one of the second video program streams; and

when the selected one of the second video programs is further selected at the client device during presentation of the selected
one of the second video programs at the client device using the second quality level, propagating a channel change request
from the client device toward the video server, wherein the channel change request is a request for the video server to provide
the selected one of the second video programs at the first quality level, wherein the further selection of the selected one
of the second video programs at the client device is an automatic selection made in response to a determination that the selected
one of the second video programs is presented at the client device for a threshold length of time.

US Pat. No. 9,276,842

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ROUTING USING BIFURCATED NETWORK FLOWS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A routing method, comprising:
obtaining a fractional flow on operational links between nodes in a set of nodes and a given destination, wherein each of
said operational links has a load, l, and wherein a maximum load, L, is a maximum of said loads, l, on any operational link
between a node in said set and said given destination;

applying one or more flow simplifying operations to said fractional flow to remove one or more of said operational links in
said fractional flow until at most two outgoing operational links are employed from each node in said set to said given destination,
wherein said one or more removed operational links have a flow at a time of said removal, wherein said operational links are
selected for removal by said one or more flow simplifying operations by identifying one or more of said operational links
in said fractional flow that one or more of satisfy a contraction property and are identified in a saw-tooth structure, wherein
said contraction property comprises a link between a first node and a second node, where said first node has out-degree one
and said second node is an out-neighbor of said first node, and wherein said saw-tooth structure is a collection:

{(u0,v0),P0,(u1,v1),P1,(u2,v2),P2, . . . ,(ur,vr),Pr}
where (ui, vi) is an arc between said nodes ui and vi and Pi is a directed path from ui+1 to vi (subscripts modulo r+1); and
generating, based on said applying, a bifurcated flow between said set of nodes and said given destination from said fractional
flow such that the maximum load on any operational link in said bifurcated flow does not exceed 2L, wherein said bifurcated
flow allows a flow from a given node to be sent on at most two outgoing operational links, wherein one or more of said obtaining
and generating steps are performed by a hardware device.

US Pat. No. 9,154,231

GENERATION OF AN OPTICAL LOCAL-OSCILLATOR SIGNAL FOR A COHERENT-DETECTION SCHEME

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An apparatus comprising:
an optical hybrid configured to optically mix an optical input signal and an optical local-oscillator, “OLO,” signal to generate
a plurality of mixed optical signals;

a first optical-to-electrical converter configured to convert a first subset of the plurality of mixed optical signals into
a first electrical analog signal;

a second optical-to-electrical converter configured to convert a second subset of the plurality of mixed optical signals into
a second electrical analog signal;

a first slicer circuit configured to slice the first electrical analog signal to generate a first electrical digital signal;
a second slicer circuit configured to slice the second electrical analog signal to generate a second electrical digital signal;
and

a phase detector configured to generate an electrical measure of a phase difference between the OLO signal and a carrier wave
of the optical input signal, with said electrical measure being generated using the first electrical analog signal, the first
electrical digital signal, the second electrical analog signal, and the second electrical digital signal.

US Pat. No. 9,118,491

RETURN OF MULTIPLE RESULTS IN RULE GENERATION

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of a Policy and Charging Rules Node (PCRN) creating a Policy and Charging Control (PCC) rule, the method comprising:
receiving, at the PCRN, a request message from a requesting device, the request message including an information set;
determining that a policy decision should be made based on the information set in the request message;
obtaining a rule set for making the policy decision based on the information set, wherein the rule set includes a plurality
of policy decision rules, at least one policy decision rule including at least two values;

determining that the at least one policy decision rule is applicable to the information set; and
generating an answer message, wherein the at least two values of the applicable policy decision rule are included within the
PCC rule in the answer message.

US Pat. No. 9,276,796

METHOD AND PROCESSING ARRANGEMENT FOR JOINT PROCESSING OF UPLINK DATA

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

10. A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing instructions that, when executed by a computer, cause the computer to
implement a method for supporting joint processing of uplink data between a plurality of user equipments and a plurality of
coordinated reception points, the method comprising:
estimating individual propagation delays of the uplink data between the plurality of user equipments and the plurality of
coordinated reception points:

compensating a timing difference between a propagation delay of a coordinated reception point which serves at least one of
the plurality of user equipments and at least one propagation delay of at least one coordinated reception point which does
not serve the at least one of the plurality of user equipments by modifying a channel matrix associated with uplink channels
from the at least one of the plurality of user equipments to the plurality of coordinated reception points by:

performing a phase-shift on channel coefficients of the channel matrix associated with the uplink channels from the at least
one of the plurality of user equipments and the at least one non-serving coordinated reception point; and

modifying an amplitude of the channel coefficients of the channel matrix associated with the uplink channels from the at least
one of the plurality of user equipments and the at least one non-serving coordinated reception point.

US Pat. No. 9,307,428

ESTIMATING AVAILABLE CELL CAPACITY BASED ON MONITORED NETWORK DATA

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method comprising:
monitoring network data associated with a cell of a communication network for one or more channel conditions;
estimating total cell capacities for respective channel conditions based on the monitored network data;
sending information derived from at least a portion of the monitored network data to a server;
receiving from the server total cell capacities for respective channel conditions; and
estimating an available cell capacity based at least in part on the estimated total cell capacities, the portion of the monitored
network data and the total cell capacities received from the server;

wherein the method is performed by at least one processing device comprising a processor coupled to a memory.

US Pat. No. 9,282,527

SUPPORT OF MOBILE-TERMINATED SERVICE DELIVERY OVER A MULTI-RAT AND/OR MULTI-DOMAIN MOBILE NETWORK

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method for support of mobile-terminated service delivery over a multi-Radio Access Technology (RAT) and/or multi-domain
mobile network wherein an User Equipment (UE) can be registered with multiple serving Core Network (CN) nodes, said method
comprising:
using termination selection information, including indication of a preferred serving CN node and/or preferred domain for mobile-terminated
service delivery attempt towards said UE, said preferred serving CN node and/or said preferred domain determined as the serving
CN node and/or domain most likely to reach the UE, based on termination selection support information retrieved from said
multiple serving CN nodes;

using, for said determination of the serving CN node and/or domain most likely to reach the UE, termination selection support
information including information on UE probability of camping per RAT.

US Pat. No. 9,281,950

METHOD FOR USING INTELLIGENT ROUTER IN CHARGING SYSTEM AND APPARATUS ASSOCIATED THEREWITH

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

13. An apparatus for use in a charging system to account for service provided by a network element of a service provider network,
the apparatus comprising:
a service network communication module configured to receive an accounting request from a network element of a service provider
network, the accounting request associated with service provided by the network element in the service provider network in
conjunction with a communication session, the charging system including a plurality of charging collection function servers
configured to process accounting requests from one or more network elements of the service provider network in conjunction
with one or more communication sessions;

a message processing module configured to modify the received accounting request to form a modified accounting request; and
a charging system communication module configured to send the modified accounting request to a first charging collection function
server selected from the plurality of charging control function servers;

wherein the charging system communication module is also configured to receive an accounting answer from the first charging
collection function server indicating the first charging collection function server was not able to process the modified accounting
request;

wherein the message processing module is also configured to determine whether to resend the modified accounting request to
the first charging collection function server via the charging system communication module or to change the modified accounting
request to form a revised accounting request and configured to send the revised accounting request to an alternate charging
collection function server via the charging system communication module, the alternate charging collection function server
being selected from the plurality of charging control function servers.

US Pat. No. 9,402,192

METHOD FOR CALIBRATING ANTENNA RECIPROCITY IN A BASE STATION OF WIRELESS NETWORK AND A DEVICE THEREOF

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of calibrating antenna reciprocity in a base station of wireless network, wherein a plurality of base stations
are configured to conduct intra-site cooperative multi-point processing, the method comprising:
determining, based on a predefined rule, a plurality of calibrating user equipments out of a plurality of user equipments,
and antennas, to be calibrated by said plurality of calibrating user equipments, of said plurality of base stations, wherein,
said plurality of calibrating user equipments are configured to calibrate antennas of said plurality of base stations and
said predefined rule is that the number L of antennas of said plurality of calibrating user equipments, the number K of antennas
configured for said plurality of base stations and to be calibrated by the antennas of said plurality of calibrating user
equipments, and the number M of the antennas of said plurality of base stations satisfy the relation of KL?M+L?1; and the
criteria for channel quality between said plurality of calibrating user equipments and the antennas configured for said plurality
of base stations is above a threshold for channel quality;

calibrating, according to the determined calibration relationship, the antennas reciprocity of said plurality of base stations
based on said plurality of calibrating user equipments, wherein, said calibration relationship is the correspondence between
said plurality of calibrating user equipments and the antennas, to be calibrated respectively by said plurality of calibrating
user equipments, of said plurality of base stations, wherein said calibrating further comprises:

determining the ratio of the reciprocity error of said plurality of base stations relative to that of a first one among the
antennas configured for said plurality of base stations, according to the ratio of the reciprocity error of said plurality
of base stations to that of said plurality of calibrating user equipments;

generating a calibration weight matrix for the uplink channel on said base station side, according to the ratio of the reciprocity
error of said plurality of base stations relative to that of said first one among the antennas configured for said plurality
of base stations;

determining a calibrated transposed matrix for the uplink channel, according to said calibration weight matrix for the uplink
channel on said base station side and a transposed matrix for the uplink channel.

US Pat. No. 9,473,934

WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, AND A METHOD OF AUTHENTICATING A MESSAGE

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of authenticating a message from a femtocell base station in a wireless telecommunications network comprising
a security gateway and a femto-gateway, the method comprising:
checking by the security gateway that a source IP address in the message from the femtocell base station accords with a femtocell
base station identifier expected from that femtocell base station,

wherein the security gateway uses an encryption key which the security gateway knows is allocated to that IP address in order
to decrypt and authenticate the message and check that the IP address that the message contains accords with the femtocell
base station identifier, and

additionally checking by the femto-gateway that the source IP address in the message, the message including a femtocell base
station identifier, accords with the source IP address expected from that femtocell base station as identified by that femtocell
base station identifier by inspecting a database relating a femtocell base station identifier to source IP address data,

wherein the security gateway requests secondary authorization by the femto-gateway of any femtocell base stations which seek
to set up IP tunnels to the femto-gateway.

US Pat. No. 9,294,716

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING AN IMAGING SYSTEM

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method for displaying image data, the method comprising:
displaying, at a first location, first image data representing a first view, captured by a camera system, of a second location,
the first view being associated with a first orientation relative to the second location;

determining a first angular displacement associated with a motion of a chair disposed at the first location;
transmitting information representing the first angular displacement to the camera system disposed at a video conference room;
and

displaying, at the first location, second image data representing a second view of the second location associated with a second
orientation, the second orientation having a relationship to the first orientation based on the first angular displacement.

US Pat. No. 9,270,376

METHOD OF ALLOCATING BANDWIDTH IN AN OPTICAL NETWORK

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of allocating bandwidth in an optical network, comprising:
generating a bandwidth grid containing first bandwidth slots of a lower bandwidth and second bandwidth slots of a higher bandwidth
which is twice the lower bandwidth, wherein one of said second bandwidth slots represents a same bandwidth on said bandwidth
grid as two of said first bandwidth slots,

providing a set of requests for respective data transmission connections with respective data rates and respective shortest
path metrics,

providing for said data transmission connections respective shorter distances, over which a data signal may be transmitted
transparently at the respective data rate within said lower bandwidth, and respective longer distances, over which a data
signal may be transmitted transparently at the respective data rate within said higher bandwidth,

allocating bandwidth slots of said lower bandwidth for those of said data transmission connections whose respective shortest
path metric is smaller than or equal to their respective shorter distance, and

allocating bandwidth slots of said lower bandwidth or said higher bandwidth for the further of said data transmission connections
whose respective shortest path metric is greater than their respective shorter distance, using respective first and second
numbers of necessary optical-electrical-optical regenerations for transmitting data signals at the respective data rates via
said further data transmission connections using said lower bandwidth or said higher bandwidth respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,083,413

METHOD FOR REDUCING INTERFERENCE IN A RADIO NETWORK EQUIPMENT AND EQUIPMENT PERFORMING THE METHOD

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method for reducing interference between at least two adjacent antennas comprising a receiver equipment antenna and a
transmitter equipment antenna, comprising:
transmitting a first signal from the transmitter equipment antenna;
receiving the first signal at the receiver equipment antenna;
receiving a second signal at the receiver equipment antenna;
inputting the received first and second signals into a cross-polar interference canceller, included in the receiver equipment,
for processing;

calculating at least one of a respective power and a respective BER of the processed first and the second signals;
selecting, between the processed first signal and the processed second signal, the signal that has its respective power greater
than the respective power of the other signal, or the one that has its respective BER lower than the respective BER of the
other signal; or

selecting between the processed first signal and the processed second signal the signal that has its respective power greater
than the respective power of the other signal and has its respective BER lower than the respective BER of the other signal;

wherein the transmitter equipment antenna and receiver equipment antenna are installed adjacent to each other on a common
tower.

US Pat. No. 9,325,467

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING ALMOST BLANK SUBFRAMES (ABS) BASED ON CELL BORDER RATE RATIOS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of controlling a number of almost blank subframes (ABS) in a heterogeneous network having a macro cell base station
and at least one small cell base station of a plurality of small cell base stations in a coverage area of the macro cell base
station, the method comprising:
receiving, at the macro cell base station, a plurality of measurements regarding both a received power and a received quality
from a terminal;

receiving, at the macro cell base station, a plurality of load-related values from a plurality of small cell base stations;
determining, by the macro cell base station, a cost-benefit value (CBV) based on the plurality of measurements and the plurality
of load-related values, the CBV indicating whether an increase or a decrease in the number of ABS would benefit the heterogeneous
network, the determining the CBV includes calculating, for the at least one small cell base station and each of the plurality
of small cell base stations, the CBV based on at least one ratio between an estimated small cell-to-terminal transmission
rate per resource unit and an estimated macro cell-to-terminal transmission rate per resource unit; and

selectively changing, by the macro cell base station, the number of ABS available to the at least one small cell base station
based on the CBV.

US Pat. No. 9,312,766

DIGITAL SERIALIZER BASED PULSEWIDTH MODULATOR CONTROLLER

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method performed by a pulsewidth modulation (PWM) controller, the method comprising:
receiving a control input including PWM parameters;
producing inputs to a digital serializer, wherein the inputs result in a digital serializer output that is pulsewidth modulated
according to the PWM parameters;

receiving current and voltage sense data to be included in a feedback control input; and
modifying inputs to the digital serializer based upon the feedback control input.

US Pat. No. 9,301,313

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DATA TRANSMISSION WITH USER SELECTION

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method comprising:
selecting a transmit group to which to transmit during a first coherence time interval, wherein the transmit group is selected
from a plurality of users for which there is data to transmit during the first coherence time interval;

transmitting the data associated with users in the transmit group to the transmit group during the first coherence time interval;
selecting subsequent transmit groups to which to transmit during subsequent coherence time intervals, wherein a user of the
plurality of users is selected for transmission over the course of the first coherence time interval and the subsequent coherence
time intervals with a predetermined probability, wherein the predetermined probability is a probability of the user being
randomly selected for data transmission, and wherein the predetermined probability is independent of and not influenced by
a probability of successful data reception by the user; and

using an error correcting code to protect data to be transmitted to the user of the plurality of users, wherein the error
correcting code is configured to enable the user to recover the data from the transmission over the course of the first coherence
time interval and the subsequent coherence time intervals in which the user is selected to be in the transmit groups with
the predetermined probability.

US Pat. No. 9,113,576

THERMAL MANAGEMENT OF PHOTONICS ASSEMBLIES

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A thermal management apparatus for an electrical and/or optical component assembly, comprising:
an hermetically sealed container mounted within an outer container,
the outer container having a liquid inlet and a liquid outlet,
said outer container and said hermetically sealed container configured to define a liquid path operable to direct a liquid
within the outer container and around the hermetically sealed container to remove heat therefrom, and

the hermetically sealed container containing said component assembly, which assembly includes one or more devices, which devices
are in thermal communication with a thermally conductive wall portion of said sealed container, whereby said liquid cools
said devices, wherein at least two of the devices that are contained within the outer container are also contained within
the hermetically sealed container.

US Pat. No. 9,413,478

METHOD AND SYSTEMS FOR REDUCING CROSSTALK

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of reducing crosstalk in a system, the method comprising:
obtaining a plurality of groups of lines based on crosstalk characteristics of the system, lines in a same group of lines
being permitted to be active during a same time slot;

identifying a first set of lines associated with data to send and a second set of lines associated with no data to send, the
first set of lines being designated for transmission during a selected time slot;

modifying the first set of lines in accordance with the plurality of groups of lines; and
transmitting symbols during the selected time slot using the modified first set of lines.

US Pat. No. 9,357,373

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IP MULTIMEDIA BEARER PATH OPTIMIZATION THROUGH A SUCCESSION OF BORDER GATEWAYS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method for identifying alternative end-to-end media paths through internet protocol realms using substitute session description
protocol parameters, the method comprising:
receiving a first message for establishing or changing a session, including a list of internet protocol realms, wherein the
list includes a previously traversed through internet protocol realm on a first media path and a secondary internet protocol
realm that is not on the first media path, is accessible from a controlled gateway and has not been previously traversed through;

determining the outgoing internet protocol realm for a second media path based at least in part on session initiation protocol
signaling information;

if the outgoing internet protocol realm is reachable from the secondary internet protocol realm on the list of internet protocol
realms, selecting the secondary realm and bypassing at least one border gateway associated with the secondary internet protocol
realm,

wherein the session description protocol parameters are in an offer message and the method further comprises:
receiving a session description protocol answer with session description protocol parameters;
recalling the session description protocol parameter in the offer message; and
manipulating the session description protocol parameters in the session description protocol answer in order to establish
an end-to-end media path that bypasses one or more border gateways.

US Pat. No. 9,083,472

OPTICAL FEED-FORWARD EQUALIZER FOR MIMO SIGNAL PROCESSING

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An apparatus comprising an optical feed-forward equalizer configured to be coupled between an input fiber and a plurality
of output fibers, wherein said feed-forward equalizer comprises:
an optical splitter configured to optically split light received from the input fiber into a plurality of sub-beams; and
a plurality of spatial light modulators (SLMs), wherein:
the optical splitter is further configured to apply a respective subset of said plurality of sub-beams to each of the plurality
of SLMs such that different sub-beams of the respective subset impinge on different respective portions of a respective SLM;

each of the plurality of SLMs is configured to (i) receive said respective subset of said plurality of sub-beams from the
optical splitter with relative time delays with respect to one another and (ii) spatially modulate each of the received sub-beams
to generate a respective modulated beam; and

the feed-forward equalizer is configured to couple the modulated beams generated by each of the plurality of SLMs into a respective
output fiber of the plurality of output fibers.

US Pat. No. 9,300,377

METHOD FOR DOWNLINK COMMUNICATION BY MEANS OF A DOWNLINK SUPERIMPOSED RADIO SIGNAL, A BASE STATION AND A USER TERMINAL THEREFOR

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method for downlink communication between a base station and a user terminal by a downlink superimposed radio signal
comprising downlink data for the user terminal and for at least one further user terminal that are transmitted using the same
radio resources, the method comprising:
transmitting the downlink data for the user terminal with lower power than the downlink data for the at least one further
user terminal;

sending control information in the downlink from the base station to the user terminal and enabling the user terminal to decode
the downlink data for the at least one further user terminal; and

repeatedly determining based on path losses and capabilities to schedule the decoding of downlink data from other user terminals,
the user terminal, and the at least one further user terminal to which downlink data are transmitted on the same radio resources
resulting in the superimposed radio signal,

wherein the control information comprises information that enables the user terminal to successively reduce the superimposed
radio signal by decoding the downlink data for the at least one further user terminal in the order of the downlink transmission
power starting with the highest one, reconstructing a radio signal of the downlink data for the at least one further user
terminal, and subtracting the radio signal of the downlink data for the at least one further user terminal from the superimposed
radio signal,

wherein the control information further comprises information that enables the user terminal to decode its own downlink data
using the superimposed radio signal that has been reduced by the radio signal for the at least one further user terminal,

wherein the control information for the user terminal and the at least one further user terminal are chain-like linked by
a pointer in the control information for the user terminal pointing to the control information for another user terminal and
indicate that data for two different user terminals is transmitted on the same physical resources,

wherein the user terminal and the at least one further user terminal to which downlink data are transmitted on the same radio
resources are determined for a time span of at least one subframe.

US Pat. No. 9,100,280

UNDIRECTED CROSS CONNECTS BASED ON WAVELENGTH-SELECTIVE SWITCHES

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An undirected Cantor network, comprising:
k bidirectional ports;
at least one layer of bidirectional wavelength selective switch nodes configured for performing bidirectional communication
of light, wherein at least a given one of said bidirectional wavelength selective switch nodes is configured for receiving
a received light signal from a bidirectional wavelength selective switch node in a first layer of said undirected Cantor network,
wherein said first layer is a different layer than a layer of said given one of said bidirectional wavelength selective switch
nodes, and forwarding said received light signal to a bidirectional wavelength selective switch node in said first layer;
and

k bidirectional switches for connecting said k bidirectional ports to said at least one layer of bidirectional switch nodes.

US Pat. No. 9,451,588

SCHEDULING METHOD AND SCHEDULING DEVICE FOR MBMS, AND BASE STATION INCLUDING THIS SCHEDULING DEVICE

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

11. A scheduling device for multimedia broadcast/multicast service (MBMS), comprising:
an MBMS control channel (MCCH) control message processor for configuring service specific information and service scheduling
information separately from MBMS service data to form an MCCH control message of an MBMS control channel; and

a transmitter for transmitting the MCCH control message and the MBMS service data to a receiving end,wherein the service specific information and the service scheduling information are applied with a single-frequency network
(SFN) combining scheme and wherein the SFN combining scheme comprises two or more of SFN level combination, SFN area level
combination and SFN area intersection level combination.

US Pat. No. 9,361,480

ANONYMIZATION OF STREAMING DATA

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving a data element of a data stream including a plurality of said data elements (pi, si), where pi comprises an identifying portion of an ith data element and si comprises an associated sensitive information portion of said ith data element;

obtaining, by at least one processing device, a partitioned space S including t regions S1, S2, . . . , St;

assigning, by at least one processing device, said identifying portion, pi, to a selected one of said regions;

encrypting, by at least one processing device, said associated sensitive information portion si as e(si); and

storing, by at least one processing device, said encrypted associated sensitive information portion e(si) in a non-transitory electronic memory device in a list associated with said selected region but not storing said associated
identifying portion, pi, in said list after using said associated identifying portion, pi, to assign said associated identifying portion, pi, to said selected region.

US Pat. No. 9,300,400

COMMUNICATION THROUGH MULTIPLEXED ONE-DIMENSIONAL OPTICAL SIGNALS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An apparatus comprising an optical transmitter, the optical transmitter comprising:
a first processor configured to generate a first electronic representation for each of at least two optical signals for carrying
payload data modulated according to a one-dimensional (1-D) modulation format, the first processor further configured to induce
on respective ones of the first electronic representations an amount of dispersion that depends on a power-weighted accumulated
dispersion (ADpw) of a transmission link comprising multiple optically amplified homogenous fiber spans through which the at least two optical
signals are to be transmitted thereby generating complex-valued electronic representations of pre-dispersion-compensated optical
signals; and

at least two optical modulators, each of the at least two optical modulators for modulating a respective analog version corresponding
to a respective one of the complex-valued electronic representations onto a polarization of an optical carrier;

wherein the first processor is further configured to generate the respective ones of the first electronic representations
by performing a unitary transformation on corresponding electronic representations of two phase-conjugated optical signals
that are modulated according to a two-dimensional (2-D) modulation format.

US Pat. No. 9,258,410

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DETERMINING CROSSTALK FOR A JOINING LINE IN A VECTORED SYSTEM

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of determining crosstalk for a joining line in a communication system having a plurality of current active lines,
the method comprising:
obtaining a number of disturber lines among the plurality of current active lines, the number of disturber lines being less
than a number of the plurality of current active lines;

obtaining a pilot matrix, a first dimension of the pilot matrix being based on the number of disturber lines, the pilot matrix
representing a sequence of pilots to be transmitted across the plurality of current active lines and the joining line, the
first dimension being a number of time instances, the number of time instances being less than the number of the plurality
of active lines;

transmitting pilot signals across the plurality of current active lines and the joining line in accordance with the sequence
of pilots;

determining feedback from the pilot signals for the joining line for the number of time instances; and
determining a crosstalk coupling vector for the joining line based on the feedback and the pilot matrix.

US Pat. No. 9,224,019

ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE DEVICE IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A system for identifying a device, the system comprising:
a receiver adapted to detect an electromagnetic radiation signal emitted by the device; and
a microprocessor operatively connected to the receiver, the microprocessor adapted to identify at least one characteristic
of the electromagnetic radiation signal and to identify the device that emitted the electromagnetic radiation signal by comparing
the at least one characteristic of the electromagnetic radiation signal to a stored future characteristic value associated
with the device;

wherein the stored future characteristic value includes at least one predicted future characteristic value associated with
the device; and

wherein the microprocessor is adapted to develop the at least one predicted future characteristic value during a calibration
period in which the microprocessor extrapolates known values of the characteristic parameter to develop the predicted future
characteristic value.

US Pat. No. 9,374,188

OPTICAL COMMUNICATION USING POLARIZED TRANSMIT SIGNAL

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A transmitter for use in a wavelength division multiplexed system having at least two channels that are carried over a
single fiber, said at least two channels each, respectively, employing two polarizations, said transmitter being adapted to
offset a start time of a symbol of data that is carried by a first of said polarizations of a first of said at least two channels
with respect to a starting-next-in-time symbol of data carried by a second of said polarizations employed by said first of
said channels by less than a symbol period.

US Pat. No. 9,319,847

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF MBMS-BASED CONTENT TRANSMISSIONS IN MACHINE-TYPE COMMUNICATIONS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of content transmission based on multimedia broadcast/multicast service (MBMS) in a machine type communication
(MTC), comprising:
receiving a session start time from a MTC server;
sending to a plurality of MTC devices a service announcement including the session start time;
beginning to establish MBMS bearers to the plurality of MTC devices when the session start time is reached; and
transmitting to the plurality of MTC devices via the MBMS bearers, MTC service contents coming from the MTC server;
wherein the service announcement is sent to the plurality of MTC devices via the MBMS bearers at a fixed time point preconfigured
to the plurality of MTC devices; and

at the fixed time point, waking up the plurality of MTC devices to receive the service announcement via the MBMS bearers.

US Pat. No. 9,294,343

SYSTEM AND METHOD USING RSVP HELLO SUPPRESSION FOR GRACEFUL RESTART CAPABLE NEIGHBORS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method for use at a network node, the method comprising:
establishing a neighboring node relationship with a neighboring node using a Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP) HELLO message
exchange;

in a first mode of operation with respect to the neighboring node, using RSVP HELLO messages to determine whether the neighboring
node is in a failed state;

in response to receiving an indication from the neighboring node that RSVP HELLO message suppression is active at the neighboring
node and based on a determination that a Bi-directional Forwarding Detection (BFD) session is active for the neighboring node,
entering a second mode of operation with respect to the neighboring node;

in the second mode of operation with respect to the neighboring node, suppressing transmission of RSVP HELLO messages toward
the neighboring node and using the BFD session to determine whether the neighboring node is in a failed state.

US Pat. No. 9,287,617

WIDEBAND ANTENNA

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A wideband antenna, comprising:
at least one dipole arm base to be received by a ground plane, said at least one dipole arm base supporting a first and second
dipole arm each fed by a dipole arm feed, said dipole arm base being dimensioned to provide less than a quarter wavelength
separation between said ground plane and said dipole arm, said dipole arm base having apertures to provide a quarter wavelength
effective electrical length between said ground plane and said dipole arm feed.

US Pat. No. 9,204,449

METHOD OF ASSIGNING AN IDLE STATE ACCESS TERMINAL TO A CARRIER IN A MULTIPLE CARRIER WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM BASED ON LOAD ON CONTROL CHANNEL RESOURCES

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of assigning an idle state access terminal to a carrier in a multiple carrier wireless communication system, comprising:
determining, by a network element, loads on control channel resources of at least two of the multiple carriers; and
assigning, by the network element, the access terminal to one of the multiple carriers based on the determined loads, wherein
the determining determines the load on the control channel resources of a carrier based on a load on an access channel of
the carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,197,674

INTER-DOMAIN USER AND SERVICE MOBILITY IN SIP/SIMPLE SYSTEMS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A user agent device comprising:
a processor and a memory configured to store instructions for execution by the processor, the processor configured to execute
the stored instructions for:

retrieving presence/IM information associated with the user agent device from SIP/SIMPLE devices located within a home network
while the user agent device is located in the home network, wherein the retrieving is initiated by a trigger event where the
user agent is relocating from the home network to a visited network;

obtaining a new IP address from the visited network when the user agent device is relocated from the home network to the visited
network;

sending the new IP address in a single SIP REGISTER request to a first SIP registrar located within the home network, the
single SIP REGISTER request containing a single CONTACT field that contains both the new IP address from the visited network
and instructions to delete an old IP address; and

partially registering the user agent device with a second SIP registrar located within the visited network using by sending
a SIP REGISTER request to the second SIP registrar in the visited network containing the single CONTACT field that contains
both the new IP address and a BODY field that contains authorization/authentication information which was retrieved from the
user agent when carried by the user agent from the home network to the visited network.

US Pat. No. 9,136,907

VECTORING FOR LOW POWER MODES

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of transmitting, comprising:
determining, at an access node, a precoder matrix for precoding transmission from the access node to a plurality of downstream
devices over a plurality of lines, the plurality of lines including high power lines and low power lines, the high power lines
being in active communication and transmitting more symbols per frame than the low power lines;

precoding a signal vector using the precoder matrix regardless of the symbols the signal vector is sending over the low power
lines, and the determining determines the precoder matrix such that the precoding does not mitigate the cross-talk effect
the high power lines have on the low power lines; and

transmitting over the plurality of lines based on the precoded signal vector.

US Pat. No. 9,092,739

RECOMMENDER SYSTEM WITH TRAINING FUNCTION BASED ON NON-RANDOM MISSING DATA

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

12. An apparatus comprising:
a processing device comprising a processor having an associated memory;
wherein the processing device is operative:
to obtain observed feedback data;
to construct a model that accounts for both the observed feedback data and additional feedback data that is missing from the
observed feedback data;

to optimize one or more parameters of the model using a training objective function; and
to generate a list of recommended items for a given user based on the optimized model;
wherein constructing the model comprises:
determining whether each of a plurality of item-user pairs are associated with at least one of the observed feedback data
and the additional feedback data that is missing from the observed feedback data; and

responsive to said determining, assigning the plurality of item-user pairs to respective ones of a plurality of different
classes; and

wherein the training objective function utilizes weights associated with respective ones of the item-user pairs, the weights
assigned to the item-user pairs being based at least in part on the classes of the item-user pairs; and

wherein the training objective function comprises at least one of:
a penalized log likelihood logistic regression using the weights for item-user pairs, the weights being binary weights;
a least squares regression using the weights for item-user pairs, the weights being binary weights;
a regression using the weights for item-user pairs, the regression being based at least in part on a comparison of observed
or imputed ratings to predicted ratings for one or more item-user pairs; and

a regression using the weights for item-user pairs, the regression being based at least in part on a given item-user pair
having two or more observed or imputed ratings.

US Pat. No. 9,075,660

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING SERVICE AVAILABILITY TO A USER VIA SELECTION OF DATA CENTERS FOR THE USER

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a processor and a memory communicatively connected to the processor, the processor configured to:
receive, from a user device, a request for a service having a plurality of service instances hosted at a plurality of candidate
data centers; and

select a set of servicing data centers for the user device, wherein the servicing data centers are selected from the plurality
of candidate data centers based on network path information associated with a respective plurality of network paths between
the user device the respective candidate data centers, wherein, for each of the candidate data centers, the network path information
of the network path for the candidate data center comprises an indication of network components of which the network path
is composed, wherein, to select the set of servicing data centers for the user device from the plurality of candidate data
centers, the processor is configured to:

compare the network components of the respective network paths of the candidate data centers for determining commonality of
network components of the network paths; and

select the set of servicing data centers in a manner for minimizing a number of network components common to the network paths
of the servicing data centers.

US Pat. No. 9,544,812

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MITIGATING NETWORK CONGESTION USING FAST CONGESTION DETECTION IN A WIRELESS RADIO ACCESS NETWORK (RAN)

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of mitigating cell congestion, comprising:
obtaining, by one or more processors of at least one network node, bearer metrics for one or more bearers;
classifying, by the one or more processors, the one or more bearers into bearer types using the bearer metrics in order to
obtain bearer type information;

monitoring, by the one or more processors, the one or more bearers for type-specific anomalies based on the bearer type information
to obtain anomaly data;

detecting, by one or more processors, congestion based on the anomaly data to obtain congestion information; and
exporting, by the one or more processors, the congestion information to a node processor of a network node to mitigate network
congestion.

US Pat. No. 9,414,338

NOTIFICATION OF RELAY CAPABILITIES FOR UE-TO-NETWORK RELAY FUNCTIONS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An apparatus comprising:
relay User Equipment (UE) enabled for UE-to-network relay and configured to announce relay capabilities during a synchronization
process, the relay UE comprising:

a radio interface; and
a controller configured to scan for a reference signal from a synchronization source during the synchronization process, and
to synchronize timing of the radio interface to the reference signal;

wherein the controller is further configured to generate, during the synchronization process, synchronization signals for
synchronizing timing of the radio interface with other UEs in proximity for device-to-device (D2D) communication, to determine
relay capabilities of the relay UE to act as a relay to re-transmit traffic between a remote UE and a network, and to insert
an indication of the relay capabilities of the relay UE into the synchronization signals; and

wherein the radio interface is configured to transmit the synchronization signals over-the-air to the other UEs.

US Pat. No. 9,389,301

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING TAG LOCATION

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An apparatus for providing a tag location of a tag, the apparatus comprising:
an anchor configured to receive a wireless signal from the tag;
a data storage configured to store a set of channel responses; and
a processor communicatively connected to the data storage, the processor being configured to:
determine an estimated channel response based on the received wireless signal; and
estimate the tag location based on the estimated channel response and the set of channel responses;
wherein determination of the estimated channel response includes configuring the processor to perform a matched filtering
operation; and

a matched filter receiver communicatively connected to the processor, the matched filter receiver being configured to:
correlate the received wireless signal;
estimate a set of channel response characteristics associated with the received wireless signal; and
provide the set of channel response characteristics to the processor;
wherein the matched filtering operation is based on the transmitted wireless signal.

US Pat. No. 9,380,049

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTHENTICATION-BASED MULTI-USER ONLINE VIDEO GAME

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method, comprising:
registering a user group by a video game server, wherein said user group is created based on requirements preset by said user
before said user group is registered to said video game server;

authenticating an authorization certificate of a user, and a video game identifier that differentiates said user group from
other user groups;

registering, by said video game server, said user to said user group on the condition that both the video game identifier
and the authorization certificate are authenticated successfully; and

on the condition that the authorization certificate is authenticated successfully and the video game identifier is not authenticated
successfully, granting access to said user to the videogame server but not registering said user to said user group.

US Pat. No. 9,357,514

METHODS FOR SYNCHRONIZING MACRO CELL AND SMALL CELL SYSTEMS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method comprising:
transmitting, by a small cell, a pilot signal to a user equipment (UE) based on a first training signal received from the
UE;

receiving, by the small cell, a second training signal from the UE, the second training signal being offset by a time based
on round trip information, the round trip information including a first propagation delay between the UE and small cell for
the first training signal and a second propagation delay between the small cell and the UE for the pilot signal transmitted
by the small cell, the time offset representing a difference in time between the UE receiving a reference signal transmitted
by a macro cell and the UE receiving the pilot signal transmitted by the small cell;

adjusting, by the small cell, a reference timing of the small cell directly based on the second training signal;
wherein the transmitting transmits the pilot signal based on the reference timing of the small cell; and
wherein the time offset is one half of a round trip delay.

US Pat. No. 9,350,808

METHOD FOR ROUTING TRANSACTIONS BETWEEN INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL PARTNERS IN A COMMUNICATION CENTER

ALCATEL LUCENT, Boulogne...

1. A method for managing multimedia transactions in a communication center, comprising;
(a) receiving at the communication center a multi-media transaction comprising voice data included in any one of video mail,
IP calls, COST voice calls, and voice mails at the communication center;

(b) preparing a text version of at least a portion of the voice data of the multi-media transaction;
(c) extracting knowledge from the text version of step (b); and
(d) routing at least a notification of the received multi-media transaction along with the text version to one or both of
the transaction partners based on the extracted knowledge.

US Pat. No. 9,341,676

PACKET-BASED PROPAGATION OF TESTING INFORMATION

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a component configured to:
receive a set of test signals via a first testing domain, the set of test signals comprising a test data signal conveying
test data configured to be applied to a device for testing the device, a test control signal conveying test control information
configured to control testing of the device using the test data, and a test clock signal, wherein the first testing domain
comprises a Joint Test Action Group (JTAG) testing domain, the test data signal is a JTAG Test Data In (TDI) signal or a JTAG
Test Data Out (TDO) signal, the test control signal is a JTAG Test Mode Select (TMS) signal, and the test clock signal is
a JTAG Test Clock (TCK) signal;

generate a set of test packets based on the set of test signals via sampling of the test data signal and the test control
signal using the test clock signal without sampling the test clock signal, the set of test packets comprising the test data,
the test control information, and bit alignment information configured to represent the test clock signal, wherein sampling
of the test data signal and the test control signal comprises sampling a value of the test data signal and a value of the
test control signal at each rising edge of the test clock signal; and

propagate the set of test packets toward a second testing domain.

US Pat. No. 9,282,064

METHOD FOR PROCESSING A PLURALITY OF DATA AND SWITCHING DEVICE FOR SWITCHING COMMUNICATION PACKETS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of processing a plurality of data packets in a packet switched communication network comprising at least one switching
device, the method comprising:
receiving, by a processor of the at least one switching device that includes a tag-switch, a data packet comprising a header
of a communication packet exchanged via the communication network;

applying, by the processor, at least one filter operation to the header and generating thereby filtered information;
mapping, by the processor, the filtered information on a hash-tag according to a hash-function;
providing, by the processor, a tagged-header by inserting the hash-tag in the header of the data packet;
sending, by the processor, the data packet to a sub-engine of two or more sub-engines of the switching device according to
the tagged-header for further processing of the data packet, and the tag-switch switches the data packet to the other sub-engine
according to the tagged-header;

providing, by a parallel processor of the switching device, the two or more sub-engines as virtual sub-engines, a number of
virtual sub-engines being equal to a number of hash-tag values generated by the processor according to a result of the hash-function,
and the number of virtual sub-engines being larger than a number of available processing cores from among processing cores
provided by the parallel processor, the number of virtual sub-engines varying depending on the number of hash-tag values;
and

processing, by the other sub-engine, the received data packet by using a payload of the received data packet.

US Pat. No. 9,264,239

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INCREASING THE NUMBER OF THE POWERED DEVICES SUPPORTED BY THE POE SYSTEM

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method for use in a power sourcing equipment to power a powered device, the method comprising the steps of:
receiving, at the power sourcing equipment, charging related information from the powered device, wherein the charging related
information comprises a quantity of power needed, a power consumption mode of the powered device, and charging modes of the
powered device that comprise an emergency charging mode for a remaining electrical quantity of less than ten percent and a
normal charging mode otherwise;

determining, at the power sourcing equipment, whether a predetermined charging condition is satisfied according to the received
charging related information; and

charging continuously, via the power sourcing equipment, an electrical energy storage device of the powered device, or charging
periodically, via the power sourcing equipment, the electrical energy storage device according to a time slot and to the received
charging related information when the predetermined charging condition is satisfied, the electrical energy storage device
being used to provide the powered device with a working power supply.

US Pat. No. 9,256,578

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MEASURING AND RECOVERING SPARSE SIGNALS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method for measuring and recovering sparse signals comprising:
a. performing a linear measurement to a length-N sparse signal vector x={xi} with a M×N measurement matrix A to obtain a length-M measurement vector y, wherein the measurement matrix A is denoted by:


wherein Ad?d is a sub-matrix of the measurement matrix A, for d=1˜D, ?d is a N×N random permutation matrix, and Ad is an J×N matrix which is denoted by:


wherein M< and the D is the total dimension number; and

b. recovering the length-N sparse signal vector x={xi} from the length-M measurement vector y.

US Pat. No. 9,246,491

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING PIPELINED OPERATIONS ON PARALLEL INPUT DATA WITH FEEDBACK

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a first logic circuit for determining a value of a first function based on input data for a first clock cycle, wherein the
first logic circuit comprises a plurality of pipeline stages that perform subsets of calculations of the value of the first
function in one clock cycle;

a second logic circuit for determining a value of a second function for the first clock cycle based on a value of a third
function for a second clock cycle prior to the first clock cycle; and

a third logic circuit for determining a value of the third function for the first clock cycle by combining the values of the
first and second functions for the first clock cycle.

US Pat. No. 9,195,514

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING P-STATES AND C-STATES OF A SYSTEM

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of operating a data processing system, wherein the data processing system is associated with a plurality of P-states
and a plurality of C-states, comprising:
determining a current value of a load indicator of the system based on a plurality of measures, each measure weighted based
on its respective system limit for the data processing system, the plurality of measures including a central processor unit
utilization measure of the system, a memory utilization measure of the system, a system-internal resources utilization measure,
an input/output utilization measure of the system, and a secondary storage utilization measure of the system;

determining an operating mode of the system based on the current value of the load indicator, wherein the operating mode comprises
a P-state selected from the plurality of P-states and a C-state selected from the plurality of C-states; and

operating the system in accordance with the operating mode.

US Pat. No. 9,166,682

CARRIER PHASE ESTIMATOR FOR NON-LINEAR IMPAIRMENT MONITORING AND MITIGATION IN COHERENT OPTICAL SYSTEMS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method for measuring a non-linearity of an optical transmission channel of an optical fiber, the method comprising:
providing, at a receiver, a plurality of signal samples at succeeding time instances; wherein the plurality of signal samples
is associated with a modulation scheme, which allows a number of possible data phase values, and a carrier phase;

at a corresponding transmitter, the plurality of signal samples has been encoded using the modulation scheme, modulated onto
an optical carrier signal having the carrier phase and transmitted over the optical transmission channel;

the plurality of signal samples comprises a plurality of signal amplitudes and signal phases, respectively;
the plurality of signal phases comprises a plurality of data phases and a plurality of residual phases, respectively;
the plurality of residual phases is associated with the carrier phase;
canceling the plurality of data phases from the plurality of signal phases by taking into account the modulation scheme, thereby
yielding the plurality of residual phases; and determining a set of autocorrelation values of the plurality of residual phases
for a set of lag values, respectively, thereby yielding a measure for the non-linearity of the optical transmission channel.

US Pat. No. 9,164,800

OPTIMIZING LATENCIES IN CLOUD SYSTEMS BY INTELLIGENT COMPUTE NODE PLACEMENT

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method performed by a cloud controller for assigning compute nodes to data nodes, the method comprising:
obtaining, by the cloud controller, a set of compute nodes, a set of data nodes, and a set of edges between compute nodes
and data nodes;

determining an assignment objective to be achieved in assigning compute nodes from the set of compute nodes to data nodes
from the set of data nodes; and

assigning a compute node of the set of compute nodes to a data node of the set of data nodes based on the assignment objective
and a plurality of costs associated with the set of edges;

wherein the assignment objective is based on a latency cost used in obtaining a set of assignments by applying an algorithm.

US Pat. No. 9,141,420

OVERLOAD CONTROL IN A CLOUD COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method for overload mitigation of a virtual machine in a cloud computing environment, the virtual machine being a serving
virtual machine for one or more sessions, the method comprising:
based on the serving machine being in an overload condition,
receiving, by a network element associated with the cloud computing environment, a first message from the serving virtual
machine, the first message including a list of sessions to transfer to a target virtual machine, the target virtual machine
being a clone of the serving virtual machine, each of a plurality of sessions in the list of sessions indicating at least
one service to be accessed,

sending, by the network element, a second message to a session dispatcher, the second message including the list of sessions,
an address associated with a control module of the target machine and an indicator instructing the session dispatcher to associate
one or more client addresses with the address corresponding to the control module of the target machine based on the list
of sessions,

sending, by the network element, a cloning message to the control module, the cloning message including the session address
corresponding to the serving virtual machine and an indicator, the indicator instructing the control module to clone the serving
virtual machine such that (i) the session address associated with the serving virtual machine is assigned to the target virtual
machine by the control module, and (ii) the serving virtual machine does not correspond to a same physical machine as the
control module, and

receiving, by the network element, a cloning acknowledgment message from the control module, the cloning acknowledgment message
including (i) an indicator indicating that the target virtual machine is a clone of the serving virtual machine and (ii) an
address of the control module.

US Pat. No. 9,113,316

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING ACCESS TECHNOLOGY SELECTION

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method, comprising:
selecting at least one of a plurality of available access networks for use with an application invoked at a terminal according
to preferences associated with the application, the preferences comprising one or more of network service provider preferences,
subscriber preferences, subscriber subscription preferences, and application content provider preferences;

wherein said selecting is constrained by an Application Policy received from a network service provider;
wherein a single access network is selected to support a single wireless application, the method further comprising:
adapting bearer handling components of a terminal to wrap packets for transmission via a tunnel supported by the single access
network.

US Pat. No. 9,104,488

SUPPORT SERVER FOR REDIRECTING TASK RESULTS TO A WAKE-UP SERVER

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method performed by a support server for redirecting results, the method comprising:
receiving, by the support server from an agent device, a request message;
receiving, by the support server from the agent device, an instruction to transmit a result message associated with the request
message to a wake-up server, the instruction including a set of authentication data;

processing the request message to generate result data;
generating a result message based on the result data, the result message including the set of authentication data; and
transmitting the result data to the wake-up server, wherein the wake-up server compares pre-stored authentication information
with the authentication data included in the result message to determine if the received result message is authentic.

US Pat. No. 9,088,356

TRANSLATING BETWEEN TESTING REQUIREMENTS AT DIFFERENT REFERENCE POINTS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method, comprising:
generating mapping information that relates at least one first requirement associated with an active antenna array to at least
one second requirement associated with the active antenna array, wherein said at least one first requirement is associated
with a first reference point located between baseband circuitry and the active antenna array and said at least one second
requirement is associated with a second reference point located in a far-field region of the active antenna array; and

storing said mapping information in a non-transitory computer-readable storage media.

US Pat. No. 9,065,606

ARCHITECTURE TO SUPPORT NETWORK-WIDE MULTIPLE-IN-MULTIPLE-OUT WIRELESS COMMUNICATION OVER A DOWNLINK

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A physical plane entity to:
receive channel state information for a plurality of wireless communication channels between a plurality of base stations
and at least one mobile unit and queue state information indicative of a status of queues for data to be transmitted over
the downlink to said at least one mobile unit by each of the plurality of base stations;

determine, based on the channel state information and the queue state information, transmission formats for synchronized downlink
transmissions from the plurality of base stations to said at least one mobile unit so that said synchronized downlink transmissions
combine coherently and constructively at said at least one mobile unit; and

provide the transmission formats to the plurality of base stations.

US Pat. No. 9,569,742

REDUCING COSTS RELATED TO USE OF NETWORKS BASED ON PRICING HETEROGENEITY

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a processor and a memory communicatively connected to the processor, the processor configured to:
receive, from a user device, a read request for a data block of a cloud-based file system, wherein the cloud-based file system
comprises a read cache and a write cache, wherein the read request is received at the read cache; and

propagate, from the read cache toward the write cache based on a determination that the data block is not available from the
read cache, a lease request indicative of a request by the read cache for the write cache to provide the read cache with an
invalidate update message each time that the data block is updated at the write cache.

US Pat. No. 9,490,905

APPARATUS, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM OPERABLE TO DETERMINE ESTIMATES

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

12. A method for determining estimates for transmitted symbols from received symbols of an optical signal affected by cross-polarization
Modulation, XpolM, wherein a transmission of transmitted symbols is organized in repetitive symbol intervals, wherein two
transmit symbols are transmitted per symbol interval using different polarizations of the optical signal, wherein two received
symbols are received per symbol interval, the method comprising:
grouping two or more subsequent received symbols from the optical signal into a group of received symbols;
said grouping step including grouping received symbols of two or more symbol intervals into the group of received symbols,
and grouping received symbols from symbol intervals corresponding to a time period, which is less than a coherence time of
the optical channel, into the group of received symbols;

estimating an optical channel based on the group of received symbols and a hypothesis on the transmitted symbols;
determining a reliability measure for a combination of the group of received symbols, the channel estimate, and the hypothesis;
and

determining the estimates for the transmitted symbols based on reliability measures for multiple hypotheses on the transmitted
symbols.

US Pat. No. 9,401,867

METHOD OF HANDLING TRANSMISSION OF DATA TO A MOBILE DEVICE THROUGH MULTIPLE CHANNELS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method comprising:
receiving carrier capacity values from each of a plurality of carrier controllers providing communication with a mobile device
over a corresponding plurality of channels, wherein for each of the plurality of carrier controllers the carrier capacity
value received from that carrier controller includes an estimate of an amount of data the carrier controller is capable of
sending to the mobile device without exceeding a first retransmission period of the mobile device;

receiving data for the mobile device;
sending a portion of the received data to each carrier controller of the plurality of carrier controllers such that an amount
of the data sent to each carrier controller is based on the carrier capacity value associated with that carrier controller;
and

directing a new retransmission period to at least one carrier controller in response to the mobile device changing the first
retransmission period to the new retransmission period,

wherein the first and new retransmission periods are, respectively, previous and updated versions of a maximum waiting time
associated with the mobile device, the maximum waiting time being an amount of time a packet has not been received before
the mobile device determines the packet is lost.

US Pat. No. 9,357,482

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DYNAMIC POWER CONTROL FOR BASE STATIONS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A computer-implemented dynamic power control management (DPCM) method for a base station, the method comprising:
collaborating with a plurality of components operating on at least one core of a multi-core processor to periodically obtain
information for a plurality of cells supported by a base station over a specified interval, wherein the information comprises
at least a call load, an uplink data rate, and a downlink data rate for the cells, and wherein the multi-core processor comprises
a plurality of processor cores configured under a single symmetric multiprocessing partition and served by a single operating
system instance that serves a shared control plane core and N cell specific data plane cores, where N is the number of configured
cells on the base station;

using the information obtained from the components to determine if individual cells are operating at or below a threshold
off-peak capacity over the specified interval;

using the information obtained from the components to determine if the base station is operating at or below a threshold off-leak
capacity, over the specified interval;

implementing a plurality of state machines comprising a first type state machine and a second type state machine, wherein
the first type state machine is configured to manipulate a processor core frequency of a respective one of the cell specific
data plane cores and the second type state machine is configured to manipulate a processor core frequency of the shared data
plane core used by the configured cells on the base station;

asynchronously sending at least one state transition trigger to a DCPM module for a first of the first type state machines
wherein the at least one state transition trigger is based at least upon a first threshold determination for a first of the
configured cells;

asynchronously sending at least one state transition trigger to a DCPM module for the second type state machine, wherein the
at least one state transition trigger is based at least upon the threshold determination for the cumulative base station.

US Pat. No. 9,247,323

METHOD AND NETWORK NODE FOR CONFIGURING A NETWORK FOR OPTIMIZED TRANSPORT OF PACKET TRAFFIC

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of configuring a network for optimized transport of packet data traffic by dynamically creating an optical bypass
between remote network nodes; comprising
at a first packet node, determining whether a traffic volume to be forwarded to a remote second packet node exceeds a predefined
bypass threshold;

if said traffic volume exceeds said bypass threshold, sending from said first packet node via an intermediate third packet
node a bypass request towards said remote second packet node;

at said intermediate third packet node, processing said request and determining, whether said intermediate third packet node
has an interfering second bypass request and if that is the case, which of the two requests has a higher weight;

forwarding either said bypass request or, in case of an interfering second bypass request, the one with the higher weight
to said remote second packet node; and

at said second packet node, determining whether said bypass request can be served and if so, triggering in a service layer
network establish a bypass connection in accordance with said bypass request.

US Pat. No. 9,219,551

METHOD OF DEMODULATING A PHASE MODULATED OPTICAL SIGNAL

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method for demodulating a phase modulated optical signal received from an optical channel, comprising the steps of:
deriving a time-discrete electrical signal from the phase modulated optical signal using a local optical signal which has
a frequency that is essentially equal to a frequency of a carrier optical signal of the phase modulated optical signal;

compensating for a phase error between the local optical signal and the carrier optical signal by deriving from the local
optical signal a phase offset, and modifying the time-discrete electrical signal by the phase offset to produce a modified
time-discrete electrical signal; and

compensating for a chromatic dispersion caused by the optical channel by filtering the modified time-discrete electrical signal
using a digital filter.

US Pat. No. 9,178,775

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMANCE MONITORING OF NETWORK SERVICES FOR VIRTUAL MACHINES

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A network element, comprising:
a service assurance agent (SAA) module operable to:
determine a service level agreement (SLA) definition mapped to a local virtual machine associated with the network element,
wherein the SLA definition includes one or more service level parameters;

generate a probe to measure the one or more service level parameters of a network path between the network element and a remote
network element associated with a remote virtual machine; and

generate an SAA notification to a network management system, wherein the SAA notification includes the measured one or more
service level parameters of the network path and addresses of the local virtual machine associated with the network element
and the remote virtual machine.

US Pat. No. 9,118,694

POLICY RULE MANAGEMENT FOR QOS PROVISIONING

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A system comprising:
a user interface coupled to a processor and associated memory operable as a graphical user interface (GUI) configured to,
allow a user to set up and control a combination of network and QoS policy services selected from the group consisting of
at least bandwidth usage, virtual local area network identification, differentiated services code point selection, IP type
of service and quality of service (QoS) provisioning for at least a plurality of voice-over Internet Protocol (VOIP) phone
subnets that include voice-supported subnets associated with a plurality of VOIP devices in a policy-based IP network,

display one or more selected VOIP phone subnets that include voice-supported subnets, an indication of a current QoS policy
for at least one displayed subnet, and a mode editing indicator to allow the user to create and edit QoS policies for a plurality
of VOIP devices in the policy-based IP network associated with the at least one displayed subnet, and

apply an appropriate policy from management information bases (MIBs) to the plurality of VOIP devices in the policy-based
IP network associated with the at least one displayed subnet.

US Pat. No. 9,106,655

REAL-TIME TRANSPORT PROTOCOL (RTP) SOURCE TRANSLATOR

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A translation device comprising:
a receiver configured to receive packets from a first party designated for a second party, the received packets including
parameters associated with the first party, the parameters associated with the first party including a canonical name (CNAME)
associated with the first party, a Synchronization Source (SSRC) associated with an application instance transmitted by the
first party and a sequence number associated with the received packets;

a processor configured to translate the parameters of the received packets to form translated packets such that the parameters
of the translated packets are associated with the translation device by,

substituting the CNAME associated with the first party with a CNAME associated with the translation device,
substituting the SSRC associated with the application instance with an SSRC associated with a new application instance, and
substituting the sequence number associated with the received packets with a sequence number associated with the translated
packet; and

a transmitter configured to transmit the translated packets to the second party.

US Pat. No. 9,063,963

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MIGRATION OF MANAGED DEVICES

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method for migrating a managed subscriber device from an incumbent managing server to a new managing server, comprising:
transferring registration data related to the subscriber device from a database associated with the incumbent managing server
to a database associated with the new managing server, wherein:

the incumbent and new managing servers monitor the subscriber device to ensure the subscriber device is on-line, available,
and operational; and

the registration data includes profile information of a subscriber using the subscriber device and current settings or capabilities
of the subscriber device;

transferring the security certificates related to the subscriber device from the incumbent managing server to the new managing
server; and

requesting that a DNS server affect a name change such that a subsequent DNS lookup by the subscriber device to determine
an address of a managing server will return an address of the new managing server instead of an address of the incumbent managing
server, wherein the requesting is not performed by the subscriber device.

US Pat. No. 9,344,487

METHOD FOR NETWORKING CPAAS COMPONENTS FOR APPLICATION ON-BOARDING

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method for establishing a cloud application comprising:
receiving, by a cloud management system, a request for application deployment;
provisioning a new application manager within a cloud computing system based on the request, wherein the new application manager
is a device that manages an application by requesting provision of infrastructure from the cloud management system and configuring
the provisioned infrastructure to implement respective features of the application;

configuring the new application manager to belong to a first virtual private network (VPN), wherein the cloud management system
also belongs to the first VPN; and

configuring the new application manager to belong to a second VPN,
wherein the new application manager is configured to send and receive data messages via the first VPN and the second VPN.

US Pat. No. 9,307,513

METHOD OF SUPPORTING MULTI-HOMING IN A UBIQUITOUS SENSOR NETWORK

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of supporting sensor network multi-homing in a sensor network gateway, comprising:
sending a configuration request to a sensor network controller, wherein the configuration request comprises a query as to
whether a sensor network governed by the sensor network gateway supports multi-homing;

receiving a configuration file from the sensor network controller, wherein the configuration file comprises an indicator that
indicates whether the sensor network supports multi-homing;

when the sensor network supports multi-homing, sending a binding update message to the sensor network controller, wherein
the binding update message comprises an identifier of the sensor network and an indicator for indicating that the sensor network
supports multi-homing.

US Pat. No. 9,130,843

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING HTTP ADAPTIVE STREAMING PERFORMANCE USING TCP MODIFICATIONS AT CONTENT SOURCE

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of sending hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) adaptive streaming (HAS) content from a content source to a client
over a transmission control protocol (TCP) connection between the content source and the client, the method comprising:
measuring network delay values of the TCP connection;
determining a size of a starting TCP congestion window (cwnd) based on the measured delay values;
receiving a request for one or more first HAS data chunks from the client;
sending the one or more first HAS data chunks from the content source to the client over the TCP connection;
receiving a request for a second HAS data chunk from the client; and
sending the second HAS chunk from the content source to the client over the TCP connection using the starting cwnd,
wherein the network delay values include idle delay values indicating an amount of delay in the TCP connection during an idle
time period, the idle time period is a time period over which no HAS data chunks are being sent from the content source to
the client, and determining the size of the starting cwnd includes setting the size of the starting cwnd based on the idle
delay values.

US Pat. No. 9,106,046

INTEGRATED OPTICAL STRUCTURE COMPRISING AN OPTICAL ISOLATOR

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An integrated optical structure comprising
at least one SOA optical amplifier comprising a waveguide comprising an n-doped semiconductor layer, a p-doped semiconductor
layer, and an active zone disposed between the n-doped semiconductor layer and the p-doped semiconductor layer, associated
with

at least one optical isolator disposed between a SOI base and the SOA optical amplifier's waveguide, comprising a magneto-optical
layer,

wherein the magneto-optical layer is disposed between a lower insulating layer and an upper insulating layer.

US Pat. No. 9,100,146

VIRTUAL SECTORIZATION USING AN ACTIVE ANNTENNA ARRAY

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a transmitter for providing signals to an active antenna array, wherein the signals cause the active antenna array to transmit
a common reference signal (CRS) to a first sector indicated to user equipment within the first sector by a sector identifier,
and wherein the signals cause the active antenna array to transmit a plurality of channel state information-reference signals
(CSI-RSs) into a corresponding plurality of second virtual sectors that overlap the first sector; and

a scheduler for scheduling transmission to user equipment based on feedback generated by the user equipment using at least
one of the CRS or the CSI-RSs.

US Pat. No. 9,509,954

DEVICE FOR IP TV CHANNEL SELECTION

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An assisted channel selection system comprising:
an internet protocol television (IPTV) server configured to multicast a multicast video stream to a group of users, the multicast
video stream including a plurality of IPTV channels and an additional channel, the additional channel carrying one of the
IPTV channels;

a receiver configured to receive a plurality of channel change requests from the group of users of the IPTV system; and
a selection engine configured to,
output a channel change command to the IPTV server, the channel change command instructing the IPTV server which one of the
plurality of IPTV channels to multicast as the additional channel; and

determine said additional channel from the plurality of IPTV channels for at least one user of said group of users by filtering
the channel change requests from said group of users based on at least one selection criterion of the at least one user, wherein

the IPTV server is configured to transmit the additional channel to the at least one user, if the at least one user is tuned
to the additional channel.

US Pat. No. 9,451,570

DEVICE DISCOVERY FOR DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method, comprising:
generating, at a controller, first information indicative of a first synchronization signal in response to a request from
a first user equipment to be authenticated for device-to-device (D2D) communication with at least one second user equipment,
the first information corresponding to a sequence used by a serving cell to generate a primary synchronization signal, wherein
the serving cell is the serving cell for the first user equipment, and wherein the primary synchronization signal is for transmission
by the serving cell for at least one of timing acquisition, cell identification, and cyclic prefix length detection for communication
with the serving cell, wherein generating the first information indicative of the first synchronization signal comprises generating
information indicative of a root index of a Zadoff-Chu sequence associated with the serving cell; and

providing the first information from the controller towards the first user equipment so that the first user equipment can
transmit the first synchronization signal.

US Pat. No. 9,439,048

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING MOBILE-TO-MOBILE VIDEO CAPABILITY TO A NETWORK

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A system to provide transmission of video data from a first mobile station to a second mobile station in a network, the
system comprising:
a mobile switching center, wherein the mobile switching center comprises:
a call recognition module operative to recognize a call from the first mobile station to the second mobile station as including
the video data and, if the video data is present, validate the second mobile station as capable of receiving the video data
and determine a delivery preference for the second mobile station based at least in part on information retrieved from at
least one database, wherein a subscriber sets the delivery preference by selecting immediate delivery, delayed delivery, blocked
delivery, or conditional delivery;

a storage module operative to have stored therein the video data;
an announcement module operative to selectively prompt, based on the delivery preference, the second mobile station if the
second mobile station is validated, receive a response to the prompt from the second mobile station and selectively forward
the response; and,

a control module operative to store the video data in the storage module upon recognition, receive the response from the announcement
module and, based on at least one of the delivery preference and the response, perform at least one of maintaining the video
data in the storage module, deleting the video data from the storage module, and forwarding the video data to the second mobile
station.

US Pat. No. 9,425,894

IN-BAND OPTICAL SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO MEASUREMENT

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method for in-band measurement of an optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) by a demodulation device, the method comprising:
receiving an optical payload containing a low-frequency signal;
filtering a first passband of the optical payload in an optical channel;
converting the first passband-filtered optical signal to a first target electrical signal;
measuring DC and AC components of the first target electrical signal;
filtering a second passband of the optical payload within a bandwidth of the optical channel;
converting the second passband-filtered optical signal to a second target electrical signal;
measuring DC and AC components of the second target electrical signal; and
determining the OSNR of the optical channel, wherein the OSNR of the optical channel is based on a first ratio between the
DC components of the first and second target electrical signals and a second ration between the AC components of the first
and second target electrical signals.

US Pat. No. 9,397,962

TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR EXCHANGING MESSAGES BY MEANS OF TOKENS BROUGHT IN PROXIMITY TO SAID TERMINAL, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND TOKEN

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A terminal for exchanging messages via tokens brought in proximity to the terminal, the terminal comprising:
at least one communication processor to exchange token relationship information with storage media;
at least one detection processor for substantially localizing and identifying local semantic tokens brought in proximity to
the terminal;

a display for displaying a visual representation of remote semantic tokens;
proximity logic configured to assert a local proximity relationship between a first one of the local semantic tokens and a
reference location if the first one of the local semantic tokens and the reference location are localized at a distance below
a predetermined first proximity radius, the reference location being a second one of the local semantic tokens or a fixed
point on the terminal;

a database update agent, operatively coupled to the proximity logic, for storing asserted local proximity relationships in
the storage media; and

a database querying agent for obtaining cross-site proximity relationship information pertaining to the local semantic tokens
from the storage media, the cross-site proximity relationship information comprising an identification of remote semantic
tokens present at another terminal in a proximity relationship with semantic tokens equivalent to respective ones of the local
semantic tokens,

wherein the display is configured to display visual representations of the remote semantic tokens in proximity to respective
ones of the local semantic tokens in accordance with the cross-site proximity relationship information.

US Pat. No. 9,300,358

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR IDENTIFYING CROSSTALK

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

12. A device for identifying crosstalk from a disturbing telecommunication line to a victim telecommunication line of a communication
network, the identifying depending on quiet line noise measurement data related to the victim telecommunication line, wherein
the device is operable for
estimating a coupling length of the victim telecommunication line, the estimating depending on the quiet line noise measurement
data related to the victim telecommunication line; and

detecting, depending on the coupling length of the victim telecommunication line and a physical length of the victim telecommunication
line, that the crosstalk is caused by the disturbing telecommunication line extending in parallel to a section of the victim
telecommunication line;

wherein the quiet line noise measurement data indicates a power spectral density on the victim telecommunication line concurrently
with data signals being absent from the victim telecommunication line.

US Pat. No. 9,300,431

APPARATUS, METHOD AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM FOR PAYLOAD SEGMENTATION OF WIRELESS PACKET DATA TRANSMISSIONS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method for allocating resource blocks to scheduled uplink data transmissions, the method comprising:
determining a minimum number of resource blocks that can be assigned to a user equipment for delay sensitive traffic;
determining a maximum number of resource blocks for allocation to data based on a transmit power setting;
allocating a number of resource blocks to the uplink data transmission based on the minimum number of resource blocks and
the maximum number of resource blocks for segmentation as segmented data;

predicting a Signal to Noise+Interference ratio (SINR) based on the allocated number of resource blocks;
assigning a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) to a wireless transmission based on the predicted SINR and a threshold MCS;
and

transmitting scheduling information to the user equipment, the scheduling information including the allocated number of resource
blocks and the assigned MCS.

US Pat. No. 9,295,105

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR CONFIGURING SIMPLIFIED, STATIC, MULTI-HOP WIRELESS NETWORKS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A system comprising:
a network controller residing in a backbone communication network, the backbone-based network controller operable to,
communicate with a static, multi-hop wireless network comprising a set of access point (AP) wireless stations in direct communication
with the backbone communication network and a plurality of non-AP wireless stations,

query the AP wireless stations and neighboring nodes to determine a topology of the static wireless network,
determining a primary path for each non-AP wireless station based on criteria chosen to optimize an aspect of the static wireless
network, the determined primary path indicating the path for exchanging traffic between a respective non-AP wireless station
and a selected AP wireless station thereby facilitating communications between each non-AP wireless station and the backbone
network, and

configure each non-AP wireless station by sending packet forward table information comprising the determined primary path
for each non-AP wireless station to such a station.

US Pat. No. 9,282,510

DYNAMIC REORGANIZATION OF CELL STRUCTURES IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of selecting an optimal cell size in a wireless communication network comprising of a planning module and a plurality
of base transceiver stations, said method comprising:
said planning module calculating power consumption of said wireless communication network as a function of a plurality of
parameters, wherein the parameters are based at least on noisy channel communication, radio signal propagation, and cellular
base station architecture;

said planning module calculating an optimal cell radius, wherein said optimal cell radius depends on at least one of
users served by said wireless communication network;
traffic variation over a period of time in said wireless communication network;
power consumption of said Base Transceiver Stations; and
types of service offered by said wireless communication network; and
said planning module calculating a set of cell radii based on said optimal cell radius, wherein said cell radii minimizes
power consumption over the same traffic variation in said wireless communication network.

US Pat. No. 9,277,455

FLOW-BASED CALL ADMISSION CONTROL FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of communicating, comprising:
using a base station for serving at least one sector; determining whether to admit a new call to the sector based on a flow
of the new call; determining that the flow of the new call is a low priority flow; admitting the new call; and setting a merge
threshold of the low priority flow of the new call and any existing low priority flows to a high value, the high value ensuring
that the low priority flow will not interfere with an ability to meet quality of service requirements for higher priority
flows.

US Pat. No. 9,264,469

METHOD AND BASE STATION FOR SYNCHRONIZING SIGNALING MESSAGE

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method for synchronizing a signaling message transmitted over multi-cell MCCH (MBMS Control Channel), comprising:
receiving, from a gateway, the signaling message carried with activation time information at a base station via a MCE (MBMS
Control Entity), or receiving, directly from a MCE, the signaling message carried with activation time information directly
to a base station; and

making, by the base station, the signaling message take effect in the base station synchronously at a time indicated by the
activation time information contained in the signaling message;

wherein receiving from the gateway the signaling message at the base station via the MCE comprises:
receiving, from the gateway, the signaling message at the MCE via a M3 interface; and
receiving, from the MCE, the signaling message at the base station via a M2 interface.

US Pat. No. 9,240,961

VLAN BRIDGING PATH FOR VIRTUAL MACHINES IN MVRP ENVIRONMENT WITHOUT ADMINISTRATOR INTERVENTION

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A switch within an Ethernet network, comprising:
a port for coupling to an Ethernet link; and
a processor coupled to the port and configured to execute a virtual network profile (VNP) algorithm for the port to:
detect a virtual machine configured on a device coupled to the port via the Ethernet link;
learn a Medium Access Control (MAC) address of the virtual machine and an associated Multiple Virtual Local Area Network Registration
Protocol—Virtual Local Area Network (MVRP-VLAN), wherein the MVRP-VLAN is a dynamic type of VLAN; and

automatically convert the MVRP-VLAN dynamic type of VLAN to a corresponding VNP-Dynamic-VLAN static type of VLAN within the
Ethernet network to create a bi-directional VLAN Port Association (VPA) for the virtual machine.

US Pat. No. 9,237,436

CENTRALIZED COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT VIA A VIRTUAL OPERATOR FOR CONNECTING SUBSCRIBER CALLS TO HOST NETWORKS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A communication system, comprising:
a centralized platform configured to be used by at least two mobile virtual operators (MVNOs) and comprising equipment and
services management devices, subscriber/subscription data management devices and a call server, arranged to manage jointly
a user control plane layer, wherein each MVNO provides subscription based service for subscribers, and

distributed media gateways connected to said centralized platform via a backbone network, each of the at least two MVNOs includes
a routing center and one or more of the distributed media gateways that are associated with the MVNOs, wherein each of the
distributed media gateways interconnects the centralized platform to the routing center of a communication network for the
MVNO, said each routing center being managed by the centralized platform and configured to route calls from communication
terminals to the communication network, and each of the distributed media gateways further being configured to control the
user control plane layer jointly with the centralized platform,

the at least two MVNOs not owning and not operating the backbone network,
wherein said centralized platform comprises devices for providing centralized services arranged to provide said communication
terminals of subscribers with chosen centralized services, and a centralized media gateway connected to said backbone network
and to said devices for providing centralized services and arranged, in case of transmission of the user control plane layer
by the at least one distributed media gateway, to manage the user control plane layer in order to provide at least a certain
number of said centralized services to the communication terminals of the subscribers who have subscribed to said centralized
services.

US Pat. No. 9,225,518

METHOD OF PROVIDING FRESH KEYS FOR MESSAGE AUTHENTICATION

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method, comprising:
providing, from a mobile unit, at least one access request message including information indicative of a message authentication
code formed using a first key, the first key being derived by the mobile unit from a second key and a first counter, the second
key being derived from a third key established for a security session between the mobile unit and an authenticator, wherein
the first counter is only incremented in response to an access request message provided by the mobile unit for a handoff of
the mobile unit;

initiating, in response to providing said at least one access request message, a key lock mode in which the counter cannot
be changed; and

exiting the key lock mode in response to establishing a connection with at least one base station based on said at least one
access request message.

US Pat. No. 9,197,515

IMPLEMENTING RATING TIMER CONTROL IN A PRE-BILLER TO SUPPORT ONLINE AND OFFLINE CHARGING

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of processing information associated with off-line billed communications in a communications network, comprising:
providing at least one charging data record from a pre-biller to a rating engine via an online charging system in response
to receiving said at least one charging data record from an off-line charging system, wherein said at least one charging data
record includes information associated with at least one off-line chargeable event or session, and wherein said at least one
charging data record is associated with at least one time control category

that indicates whether the rating engine is to modify said at least one charging data record in real-time, near-real time,
or non-real time, and wherein modifying said at least one charging data record comprises modifying said at least one charging
data record to include information indicative of said at least one cost of said at least one off-line chargeable event or
session.

US Pat. No. 9,172,660

SWITCH FABRIC WITH COLLECTOR-BASED CELL REORDERING

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a switch fabric;
the switch fabric comprising:
a plurality of distributors;
a plurality of routing elements each having inputs coupled to respective outputs of multiple ones of the distributors; and
a plurality of collectors each having inputs coupled to respective outputs of multiple ones of the routing elements;
wherein at least a given one of the collectors comprises a sorting circuit configured to reorder streams of cells received
from respective ones of the routing elements into a single reordered stream of cells utilizing a merge sort; and

wherein the sorting circuit comprises:
a plurality of arrival queues each configured to receive a corresponding stream of cells from one of the routing elements;
a sorting tree configured to reorder the cells in the streams of cells received by the respective arrival queues into the
single reordered stream of cells; and

a reassembly queue configured to store the single reordered stream of cells for subsequent reassembly into packets.

US Pat. No. 9,131,254

CROSS LAYER CODING FOR SATELLITE MOBILE TV BROADCAST METHOD AND APPARATUS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method, comprising:
encoding multimedia content according to a first protocol;
disassembling the encoded multimedia content to provide a plurality of distinct video streams comprising descriptors and coefficients;
coding each of the plurality of distinct video streams using a respective one of a plurality of coding protocols which are
distinct from the first protocol; and

multiplexing the coded video streams for transmission toward a user equipment (UE) via a wireless network, each of said multiplexed
coded video streams being configured for UE decoding using a corresponding decoding protocol adapted to minimize long shadowing
and long fading effects by using error detection and correction for reconstructing the multimedia content.

US Pat. No. 9,118,433

GPON OAM USING IEEE 802.1AG METHODOLOGY

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A connectivity fault management system coupled via a passive fiber network (PON) to an optical interface, the system comprising:
a processor operable to configure a single segment of the PON, comprising an Optical Line Terminal and an Optical Network
Terminator connected to a single optical interface of the PON, as:

a plurality of subscriber levels in the same domain, each level comprising a plurality of Maintenance End Points (MEPS) and
Maintenance Intermediate Points (MIPs), and each MEP within a subscriber level operable to exchange connectivity fault test
messages with MEPs on the same subscriber level that are associated with corresponding PON logical data paths identified by
port identifications (Port-IDs) within an exchanged connectivity fault test message and MIPs.

US Pat. No. 9,094,828

MACHINE TYPE COMMUNICATIONS (MTC) IN NETWORKS USING NON ACCESS STRATUM (NAS) SIGNALING

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A network element for a communication network, the network element comprising a processor and an associated memory;
the network element configured to retrieve a profile for a device when the device attaches to the communication network, wherein
the profile includes at least one parameter defining what Machine Type Communication (MTC) data transmissions are allowed
for the device through Non Access Stratum (NAS) signaling;

the network element further configured to receive NAS signaling that encapsulates MTC data from the device after the device
attaches to the communication network;

the network element further configured to process the at least one parameter of the profile for the device to determine whether
transmission of the MTC data using NAS signaling is allowed by the device;

the network element further configured to send the MTC data to another MTC entity when the transmission of the MTC data is
allowed;

the network element further configured to reject the transmission of the MTC data to the another MTC entity when the transmission
of the MTC data is not allowed, and to send a notification to the device to transmit the MTC data over a bearer connection.

US Pat. No. 9,081,906

OFFICE SYSTEM COMPRISING A TELEPHONY APPLICATION

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An office automation system comprising:
a portable computer that comprises:
a processing unit capable of executing at least one preferential application and other applications;
one integrated output means that comprises at least one output component that is a part of the portable computer without an
external connection medium;

one integrated input means that comprises at least one input component that is a part of the portable computer without an
external connection medium;

an additional output means configured to selectively be connected to said portable computer;
an additional input means configured to selectively be connected to said portable computer; and
a control means configured to control an unreserved output means when the at least one preferential application handles a
video call that is underway;

wherein either said one integrated output means and said one integrated input means, or said additional output means and said
additional input means are reserved for the at least one preferential application, and the other of said one integrated output
means and said one integrated input means, and said additional output means and said additional input means are reserved for
the other applications, when said additional output means and said additional input means are connected to said portable computer
in accordance with a fixed mode; and wherein the reserved output means comprises a wireless component.

US Pat. No. 9,054,807

REDUCING CROSSTALK IN OPTICAL WAVELENGTH CONVERTERS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An optical fiber transmission system, comprising:
a series of optical fiber transmission spans connected to form an optical communication path; and
one or more all-optical signal processors, each processor directly connecting a corresponding adjacent pair of the spans and
comprising:

an optical wavelength converter having input and output ports and being connected to convert multiple optical wavelength channels,
the optical wavelength converter being configured to convert one of the optical wavelength channels of the system to have
a center wavelength nearer to a pump wavelength of the optical wavelength converter than the inter-channel crosstalk produced
by the pump in the optical wavelength converter; and

a lumped dispersion adjustment module being connected to the input port of the wavelength converter of the same processor.

US Pat. No. 9,047,570

EVOLVING ALGORITHMS FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK NODES BY GENETIC PROGRAMMING

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of evolving algorithms for network node control in a telecommunications network, comprising:
at a network node of a telecommunications network formed by a plurality of network nodes, periodically updating a model of
the network node, the model including a local environment in relation to the network node, the local environment including
one or more other nodes neighboring the network node, and

evolving control algorithms for the network node using a genetic programming process at the network node, the genetic programming
process comprising:

generating at least one next generation control algorithm,
determining a fitness level of the at least one next generation control algorithm based at least in part on an updated version
of the model,

selecting each at least one next generation control algorithm that meets a predetermined fitness level in relation to performance
of a particular task associated with the corresponding control algorithm, and

repeating the generating, determining, and selecting of the genetic programming process to provide a series of next generation
control algorithms adapted to periodic changes in the model;

at the network node, verifying suitability of each control algorithm of the series of next generation control algorithms to
identify one or more next generation control algorithms suitable for implementation by the network node to perform the particular
task associated with the corresponding control algorithm; and

sending each control algorithm deemed suitable for implementation by the network node from the network node to the one or
more other nodes;

wherein at least one control algorithm sent to the one or more other nodes is used in at least one of said one or more other
nodes in conjunction with a corresponding genetic programming process to evolve control algorithms at the corresponding other
node.

US Pat. No. 9,503,279

NETWORK DEVICE WITH SERVICE AND CLIENT ROUTING ELEMENTS CONFIGURED TO SUPPORT ANY-SOURCE MULTICAST EXTRANETS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a first network device adapted for communication with a plurality of other network devices;
the first network device comprising:
a service routing element configured with a first anycast rendezvous point address so as be an anycast rendezvous point peer
with at least a second network device in a service routing domain; and

a client routing element configured with a second anycast rendezvous point address so as to be an anycast rendezvous point
peer with at least a third network device in a client routing domain;

wherein the first network device is configured to receive in its service routing element from a service routing element of
the second network device a register message identifying a multicast source, and to provide at least a portion of the register
message from its service routing element to its client routing element in a manner that allows the third network device to
learn the identity of the multicast source from the client routing element;

wherein the first network device comprises a provider edge device spanning the service and client routing domains; and
wherein the third network device comprises a customer edge device in the client routing domain.

US Pat. No. 9,462,458

AVOIDING FORMATION OF A CALL LOOP RESULTING FROM HANDLING OF A MOBILE TERMINATED CALL IN PARALLEL WITH A LOCATION UPDATE IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method for preventing a call loop for a mobile terminated (MT) call to a mobile device (MD), the method comprising:
using a processor and a memory for:
receiving, at a first mobility and call management entity (MCME) from a second MCME, a routing information request message
associated with delivery of the MT call to the MD, the routing information request message comprising an indication of a gateway
MCME for the MD; and

determining whether the gateway MCME for the MD that is indicated in the routing information request message identifies the
first MCME.

US Pat. No. 9,450,781

SPAM REPORTING AND MANAGEMENT IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method performed in a spam center of a communication network, the method comprising:
receiving spam reports in the spam center from entities of the communication network that detect spam in electronic messages
transported over the communication network;

wherein spam reports are each formatted with report fields comprising: an abuse type field indicating a type of abuse found
in an electronic message, an abuse detected method field indicating a screening method used by an entity for detecting the
abuse for the electronic message, an abuse keyword field indicating keywords detected by the entity in the electronic message,
and a message delivery decision field indicating how the entity filtered the electronic message;

processing the spam reports in the spam center;
generating new spam rules for detecting spam in electronic messages transported over the communication network;
analyzing the report fields of the spam reports to identify at least one of the entities that detected a particular abuse
keyword indicated in the abuse keyword field, rendering the at least one of the entities applicable to the new spam rules;
and

selectively distributing the new spam rules from the spam center to the identified one or more entities based on the analysis
of the report fields in the spam reports.

US Pat. No. 9,413,625

AUTOMATIC CAPTURE OF THE NETWORK DELAY COMPONENTS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method for monitoring a residence time across a plurality of nodes of a communication network including a transparent
clock based synchronization architecture according to Precision Time Protocol release 2 (PTPV2), said method comprising:
configuring and generating a modified PTPV2 packet, the modified PTPV2 packet being used for at least measuring the residence
time but is not used for a synchronization purpose;

measuring the residence time of the modified PTPV2 packet across a at least one node of the plurality of nodes, by a transparent
clock;

storing the measured residence time; and
retrieving the stored residence time using a network protocol.

US Pat. No. 9,392,106

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REDUCING POWER CONSUMPTION IN TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method for controlling power consumption in a telecom system, comprising:
receiving, by a telecom component from a network manager, a selected power profile command comprising an identification of
a desired power consumption and performance characteristic;

translating, by the telecom component, the power profile command into at least one corresponding subcommand comprising an
identification of a physical technique for achieving the desired power consumption and performance characteristic in the telecom
component; and

initiating the physical technique in the telecom component based upon the at least one subcommand.

US Pat. No. 9,389,969

METHOD FOR SIP PROXY FAILOVER

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method for SIP proxy failover in a SIP telecommunication network comprising a plurality of SIP proxies and a domain name
server, comprising:
storing, in the domain name server, addresses of the SIP proxies that are working,
if a first SIP proxy shuts down, then informing the domain name server that the first SIP proxy has shutdown;
then, if a user agent sends a domain name system request to the domain name server, sending, from the domain name server to
the user agent, a response containing the addresses of only SIP proxies that are working,

and then, said user agent registering itself in a SIP proxy with an address contained in the response from the domain name
server.

US Pat. No. 9,374,460

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING CALL-THROUGH EVENTS FOR ADVERTISING IMPRESSIONS SENT TO MOBILE WIRELESS DEVICES

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method for capturing and reporting call-through events on a mobile wireless device comprising the steps of:
receiving at the mobile wireless device a first message sent from a server specifying call-through event information to be
collected at the mobile wireless device for an advertising phone number, the call-through event information including at least
one of a time, a location of the mobile wireless device, and an application status;

receiving at the mobile wireless device an advertising impression with the advertising phone number;
displaying the advertising impression with the advertising phone number;
originating a call from the mobile wireless device to the advertising phone number, thereby causing a call-through event;
collecting at the mobile wireless device the call-through event information for the call; and
sending a second message from the mobile wireless device containing the call-through event information.

US Pat. No. 9,374,476

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NETWORK ACCESS VENDING

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method for vending network access, comprising:
determining access prices for each of a plurality of network access regions based on at least one network operating condition,
the at least one network operating condition comprising a congestion level; and

offering network region access in accordance with said access prices, wherein offering network region access comprises propagating
said access prices toward a set of access purchasers, wherein said access purchasers comprise at least one of an application
provider or a service provider;

wherein the network region access is offered via an application programming interface (API) exposed to the access purchasers
via a web services gateway, wherein the web services gateway interacts with the access purchasers to form an access marketplace
providing undated network access pricing for at least a portion of the network access regions.

US Pat. No. 9,363,814

RATE ALLOCATION METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPTIMIZATION OF ADAPTIVE WIRELESS VIDEO STREAMING

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A rate allocation method, comprising:
adapting, by a processor, a control parameter value as user equipment (UE) enter a network sector based on a total load for
tagged UE of the network sector and a determination to tag a prospective new UE, wherein the tagged UEs of the network sector
correspond with all current and prospective network sector UEs that entered the network sector at an instance when the processor
determined that the free capacity of the network sector is larger than or equal to a capacity threshold;

assigning, by the processor, a provisional rate for the prospective new UE of the network sector based on the control parameter
value and a determined marginal pay-off for admitting the prospective new UE;

determining, by the processor, free capacity of the network sector;
admitting, by the processor, the prospective new UE if enough free capacity exists in order for the network sector to service
the prospective new UE at the provisional rate,

wherein this method is accomplished without the knowledge of channel and traffic statistics of the network sector.

US Pat. No. 9,297,878

LIGHT SOURCE ORIENTATION DETECTOR

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
an optical waveguide bundle, including a plurality of optical waveguides spaced apart around and substantially aligned along
a waveguide bundle axis, each optical waveguide having a longitudinal core configured to transmit light;

wherein two of the optical waveguides each include a Bragg reflector, the Bragg reflectors configured to couple light incident
from a direction substantially transverse to the waveguide bundle axis into the optical waveguide in propagating modes;

wherein each of the two optical waveguides is in optical communication with an optical detector configured to separately detect
light from each of the two waveguides; and

wherein the optical waveguides are held in alignment in the optical waveguide bundle by a core interposed between the optical
waveguides.

US Pat. No. 9,277,527

WIRELESS ACCESS NODE CALIBRATION CAPABILITY FOR IMPROVED MOBILE WIRELESS DEVICE LOCATION ACCURACY

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a processor and a memory communicatively connected to the processor, the processor configured to:
determine a known location of a device for a communication received at a wireless access node from the device, wherein an
offset of the wireless access node is indicative of a time delay imparted to communications traversing the wireless access
node;

determine an estimated location of the device for the communication received at the wireless access node from the device,
wherein the estimated location of the device is determined based on a location determination process associated with the wireless
access node, wherein the location determination process is configured to determine the estimated location of the device based
on a current offset of the wireless access node; and

determine a new offset of the wireless access node based on the known location of the device and the estimated location of
the device.

US Pat. No. 9,258,525

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REDUCING LATENCY IN VIDEO DELIVERY

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

16. A system, comprising:
a camera configured to generate original video data for transmission over a first channel of a network; and
a modeler configured to model a select portion of the original video data, on a frame-by-frame basis, to produce model information
for transmission over a second channel of a network,

wherein the second channel has a higher quality-of-service (QoS) than the first channel.

US Pat. No. 9,167,079

SUBSCRIBER CABLE PAIR IDENTIFICATION

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a processor and a memory communicatively connected to the processor, the processor configured to:
control application of a resistance element of a probe interface device across a probe configured to be connected to a unit
supporting a subscriber cable pair;

control validation of a resistance associated with a test position of a switch serving the subscriber cable pair, wherein,
to control validation of the resistance associated with the test position of the switch, the processor is configured to send
a message for determining the resistance associated with the test position of the switch and determine whether the resistance
associated with the test position of the switch satisfies a resistance threshold; and

determine whether a resistance of the resistance element is detected at the test position of the switch.

US Pat. No. 9,147,939

BROADSIDE ANTENNA SYSTEMS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A broadside antenna system comprising:
a single printed circuit board (PCB) substrate, the single PCB substrate including,
a truncated microstrip ground plane at a first side of the single PCB substrate,
another ground plane at a second side of the single PCB substrate, the first and second sides being opposite sides of the
single PCB substrate,

a reflector at a third side of the single PCB substrate;
an antenna integrated with the single PCB substrate, the antenna being a broadside low-profile microstrip antenna, the antenna
configured to act as a dipole antenna including a dipole driver element; and

ground vias extending from the reflector to a top of the single PCB substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,104,462

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING TRAFFIC RE-AWARE SLOT PLACEMENT

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

10. A system for providing slot placement, the system comprising:
a placement controller;
a plurality of agents communicatively connected to the placement controller, each of the plurality of agents configured to:
collect a plurality of redundancy measurements based on communication redundancy between at least a portion of the plurality
of slots; and

send the plurality of redundancy measurements to the placement controller; and
the placement controller configured to:
receive the plurality of redundancy measurements;
determine a plurality of slots to be placed within a plurality of containers;
determine a plurality of redundancy parameters based on the plurality of redundancy measurements;
determine a placement of the plurality of slots in the plurality of containers based on the plurality of redundancy parameters;
and

exchange a first placed slot and a second placed slot based on a determination that inter-container-bandwidth-usage will be
improved and that the exchange meets one or more inter-container bandwidth constraints.

US Pat. No. 9,408,065

CONTROLLING WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS ON BEHALF OF PUBLIC SERVICE AGENCIES

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A device for facilitating wireless communications on behalf of at least one public service agency, comprising
a database portion including information regarding how at least one wireless communication network element is to operate on
behalf of a user from the at least one public service agency;

a communication portion configured to interface with the at least one wireless communication network element to provide information
from the database portion to the at least one wireless communication network element for controlling how the at least one
wireless communication network element operates to provide wireless communications for the user according to the provided
information, the at least one wireless communication network element having different modes of operation responsive to the
information provided by the communication portion, a first one of the modes of operation being for a user from the at least
one public service agency, a second different one of the modes of operation being for a user outside of the at least one public
service agency; and

a control portion configured to allow the at least one public service agency to configure information in the database portion
corresponding to the users from the at least one public service agency.

US Pat. No. 9,386,464

AUTOMATIC NEIGHBOUR RELATION

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A mobile device, comprising:
at least one processor and associated memory; and
a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing program instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor,
cause the mobile device to perform a method of performing automatic neighbour relation functions in a wireless telecommunication
network;

wherein the at least one processor is configured to measure characteristics of a neighbouring cell when the mobile device
is operated in an automatic neighbour relation mode;

wherein the at least one processor is configured to determine whether a neighbour relation was previously provided by the
mobile device to a network node of the wireless telecommunications network based on the characteristics of the neighbouring
cell and on a weighted indication of neighbour relations that were previously provided to the network node by the mobile station;

wherein the at least one processor is configured to generate a new neighbour relation to the neighbouring cell after determining
no neighbour relation to the neighbouring cell was previously provided by the mobile device to said network node of the wireless
telecommunication network;

wherein the mobile device is configured to provide the new neighbour relation derived by the mobile device to the network
node.

US Pat. No. 9,374,236

NETWORK DEVICE WITH TUNNEL ESTABLISHMENT CONTROL BASED ON SITE-TYPE ATTRIBUTE RECEIVED FROM OTHER NETWORK DEVICE

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a first network device adapted for communication with at least a second network device;
the first network device being configured to receive from the second network device a site-type attribute of the second network
device and to control establishment of a tunnel between the first network device and the second network device based at least
in part on the received site-type attribute;

wherein the first network device comprises:
a site-type attribute receiver configured to extract the site-type attribute from a message received from the second network
device; and

a multicast controller coupled to the site-type attribute receiver and configured to prevent setup of the tunnel if the received
site-type attribute indicates that the second network device is a sender site of a Multicast Virtual Private Network (MVPN).

US Pat. No. 9,185,036

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FLOW CONTROL OF DATA IN A NETWORK

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

23. An apparatus configured for controlling data flow in a network, the apparatus comprising:
a processor and a memory communicatively connected to the processor, the processor configured to:
detect a congestion condition at a network node in the network; and
send a congestion message from the network node at which the congestion condition is detected toward one or more network nodes
upstream of the congestion condition;

wherein the congestion message comprises an indication that a congestion condition exists;
wherein the congestion message comprises address information of at least one end-node associated with the congestion condition
to enable thereby the control of at least one data flow in a manner tending to reduce the congestion condition;

wherein the congestion message comprises a MAC address associated with a data flow to be restricted such that the congestion
may be reduced or the congestion message comprises a MAC address pair associated with a data flow to be restricted such that
the congestion may be reduced.