Patents Assigned to Nokia Networks Oy
  • Patent number: 7133421
    Abstract: A method and an equipment implementing the method that allow a logical channel, to which a received burst relates, to be identified with certainty also in demanding operational circumstances. A logical channel relating to a time slot is identified by applying channel decoding. The identification can be a primary identification or a confirming identification taking place after a primary identifier the time slot comprises, preferably a bit map, has been interpreted. If identification based on channel decoding contradicts identification based on the bit map, a receiver can be arranged to indicate logical channel information on the basis of the channel decoding, for instance by changing the bit map, when selected criteria are met, to a bit map conforming to the logical channel identified on the basis of the channel decoding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Networks Oy
    Inventors: Pekka Puhakainen, Timo Viero
  • Patent number: 7130407
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for processing a call establishment request in a telecommunication system comprising a plurality of exchanges communicating with each other, and in which method: a first exchange receives a call establishment request for establishing a call, data associated with the call establishment request is analysed, and the call is routed on the basis of the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Networks Oy
    Inventor: Tero Pesonen
  • Patent number: 7120418
    Abstract: A method and a system for charging for message communication, e.g. short messages, in intelligent network applications and especially for charging for message communication by a prepaid subscriber. For charging an intelligent network subscriber for message communication, the message communication bills of the intelligent network subscribers are retrieved from the data collected for message communication charging and the bills are used to update the charging data of the intelligent network. This action is preferably performed periodically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Networks Oy
    Inventors: Juha Herajarvi, Tarmo Lehto, Torben Broedsgaard, Leif Pedersen
  • Patent number: 7120115
    Abstract: The invention is related to radio resource usage in cellular telecommunication systems, more accurately to admission control methods used in establishing of new connections. In a method according to the invention, a bearer request is checked with two different tests before it is admitted or rejected. A test of a first kind is used for overall control, i.e. all bearers are treated in a roughly similar way. A test of a second kind is used for controlling bearers, which present a high load to the network. A bearer request must then pass a combination of a test of the first kind and a test of the second kind in order to be admitted. A two-part test according to the invention is able to efficiently handle both even and skewed traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Networks Oy
    Inventor: Niina Laaksonen
  • Patent number: 7116984
    Abstract: A method for providing location service information related to a mobile station in a mobile communications system supporting connections of a first type, for example circuit-switched, and a second type, for example packet-switched. The method comprises receiving a request from a requesting entity; retrieving the location service information related to the mobile station; and providing a response to the request. The method further comprises determining a preferred type of connection for the retrieving based on a first set of predetermined criteria; and performing, in the retrieving, at least a first attempt via a preferred type of connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Networks Oy
    Inventors: Ahti Muhonen, Serge Haumont, Mikko Puuskari
  • Patent number: 7113476
    Abstract: The invention relates to an interference cancellation method and a receiver including interference canceller for suppressing a narrow-band interference signal from a received signal, converter for performing an orthonormal conversion of the signal into subspace components of a desired subspace, a decoder connected operationally to the output of the interference canceller, in which decoder an estimate for the received signal is obtained. The output of the decoder is operationally connected to the interference canceller, and the converter is arranged to determine an estimate for narrow-band interference properties, in which determination the estimate obtained from the output of the decoder is subtracted from the received signal before the orthonormal conversion is performed. By using the determined estimate, the interference canceller is arranged to reduce effect of the subspace components including narrow-band interference signals from the received signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Networks Oy
    Inventor: Antonia Maria Tulino
  • Patent number: 7106694
    Abstract: The invention concerns the control of connections in cellular telecommunication systems. According to the invention, the available radio resources are controlled by allowing only certain conbinations of transport formats to be used by a single user. The inventive method restricts the combinations of bearer bit rates which can be used, without strictly limiting some bearers from using highest bit rates. This inventive approach allows flexible overall control of radio resources, while retaining the possibility of bearers to select between different bit rates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Networks Oy
    Inventors: Janne Salonen, Mikko Rinne, Harri Honkasalo, Jaakko Rajaniemi, Kalle Ahmavaara
  • Patent number: 7103363
    Abstract: For control of connections in cellular telecommunication systems, particularly setting up and releasing of connections, it is checked whether a radio resource control (RRC) connection is already active during setting up of anew mobility management (MM) connection. If an RRC connection is already active, explicit signaling is used. Otherwise, RRC level events can be used to implicitly control MM level events. During releasing of MM connections, it is checked if another MM protocol uses RRC connections, and if that is the case, the releasing of MM connections is signaled explicitly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Networks Oy
    Inventors: Heikki Einola, Tony Hulkkonen, Jaakko Rajaniemi
  • Patent number: 7096031
    Abstract: A mobile communication system includes a mobile services switching center, a base station and a transcoder. The transcoder receives frames containing speech parameters from the base station and receives speech signals from the mobile services switching center which it encodes into speech parameters to be transmitted to the base station in the frames. To enable the cooperation between the transcoder and the base station to be controlled as simply as possible, the mobile communication system includes a controller for transmitting predetermined control information to the base station, whereby the base station is arranged to control the operation of the transcoder via the telecommunication connection in response to the reception of the control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Networks Oy
    Inventor: Leif Friman
  • Patent number: 7095838
    Abstract: This invention presents a service of barring the forwarded calls. According to the invention, a subscriber may define in his subscriber information that all calls forwarded to him are to be rejected. In response to receiving a request for establishing a call to a subscriber, his subscriber information is checked to find out if he has defined that calls forwarded to him are to be rejected. If the subscriber information shows that the subscriber wishes to reject the forwarded incoming calls, the call establishment signaling is studied to find out if the call has been forwarded. If the call is determined to have been forwarded, the call is rejected. In a preferred embodiment the subscriber may define a set of allowed numbers from which even the forwarded calls are to be accepted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Networks Oy
    Inventors: Mikko Kanerva, Pekka Hämäläinen, Seppo Huotari, Erkki Yli-Juuti
  • Patent number: 7091818
    Abstract: The invention relates to a noise suppressor unit for installing a common mode choke for a noise suppressor in a power source module onto a circuit board of the power source module, the module being arranged onto a circuit board of a plug-in unit. The noise suppressor unit includes a holder onto which the common mode choke for the noise suppressor of the power source module is arranged, at least one lifting element for an assembly head or the like of an automatic assembly machine for placing the noise suppressor unit onto the circuit board of the power source module with the automatic assembly machine or the like, and at least one surface mounting element for surface mounting the common mode choke for the noise suppressor onto the circuit board of the power source module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Networks Oy
    Inventor: Sami Nuutinen
  • Patent number: 7088699
    Abstract: The invention relates to a reception method and a receiver in a system comprising in each cell a base station communicating with terminals located in its area. A received signal comprises a sum signal of signals originating from several transmitters. The receiver comprises means for performing interference elimination and a simultaneous multi-user detection to the signal and means for searching signal parameters. In order to reduce the required computational capacity, the receiver further comprises means for removing the effect of the signals of the known users from the receives sum signal, and means for estimating the parameters of the unknown signals from a narrowband residual signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Networks Oy
    Inventors: Ari Hottinen, Jorma Lilleberg, Antti Toskala, Harri Holma
  • Patent number: 7085248
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of identifying information addressed to a user in a communication system, and to a communication system comprising at least one transmitter and at least one receiver, in which communication system the transmitter is arranged to transmit on a shared channel data packets provided with a training sequence, on which channel two or more receivers are arranged to receive said data packets, and the receiver is arranged to generate a channel estimate on the basis of the training sequence. The communication system is arranged to provide the data packets addressed to different receivers or receiver groups with different training sequences, the receiver is arranged to identify and further process the data packets addressed to the receiver and whose training sequence the receiver identifies, and the receiver is arranged to ignore the data packets to whose training sequence the receiver does not identify.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Networks Oy
    Inventors: Harri Holma, Antti Toskala
  • Patent number: 7085294
    Abstract: A mechanism for synchronizing transmission of frames in a telecommunications network including a mobile station, a radio network controller, at least one base station. The mobile station and each base station have a corresponding timing reference. The mechanism includes or performs the steps of establishing a connection-specific timing reference which is common to all nodes involved in the connection; determining, for the base stations an offset between the timing reference of the base station in question and the CFN; and using the offset in the base stations, to compensate for the difference between the timing references.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Networks Oy
    Inventors: Fabio Longoni, Jukka Vialén, Valtteri Niemi, Jukka Ranta
  • Patent number: 7076788
    Abstract: A method for describing software architecture utilizes a service concept to provide a map of the software system's features from top-level functionalities to actual code through all intermediate abstractions. The services are defined as logical and physical services. Physical services are bound to a given level of abstraction by the actual implementation, whereas logical services can be hierarchically divided into smaller logical services. A suitable abstraction level can be used for the logical services so that the best match between physical and logical services can be achieved. Linking physical services to logical services is done so that the set of physical services that implement a set of logical services can be found in a top-down fashion. Also the set of logical services that is implemented by a set of physical services can be found in the bottom-up fashion. The logical service structure can be used as a reference software architecture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Networks Oy
    Inventors: Eero Lahde, Juhapekka Niemi, Tommi Mikkonen
  • Patent number: 7069051
    Abstract: The invention relates to a data transmission method and a radio system comprising at least one subscriber terminal and at least one base station including an antenna, by means of which the base station transmits signals to the subscriber terminal. The subscriber terminal includes a measuring mechanism which determines the quality of the signals received by the subscriber terminal by comparing the received signals with at least one signal quality threshold level. When only one signal exceeds the threshold, the subscriber terminal sends to the base station, which transmitted the signal that exceeded the threshold, a command to use, when transmitting a signal to the subscriber terminal, the antenna with which the signal that exceeded the threshold was transmitted, or the transmission direction to which the signal that exceeded the threshold was transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Networks Oy
    Inventor: Marcos Katz
  • Patent number: 7065340
    Abstract: A method of arranging data protection in a telecommunication system including a first mobile communication network, a second mobile communication network, and a mobile station supporting both of the mobile communication networks is disclosed. The method includes ciphering traffic between the mobile station and the first mobile communication network using a first cipher key; calculating a second cipher key to be used for ciphering traffic between the mobile station and the second mobile communication network in the first mobile communication network when the mobile station operates in the first mobile communication network; transmitting information necessary for calculating the second cipher key from the first mobile communication network to the mobile station when the mobile station operates in the first mobile communication network; and calculating the second cipher key at the mobile station to be used for ciphering traffic between the mobile station and the second mobile communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Networks Oy
    Inventors: Heikki Einola, Teemu Mäkinen, Keijo Ekola, Kari O Virtanen, Kalle Tammi, Harri Halminen, Vesa Tervo, Matti Vilppula, Rune Lindholm, Juha T Timonen, Jouni Smolander
  • Patent number: 7058148
    Abstract: A method for selecting a modulation detector in a receiver and a receiver which includes a first and a second modulation detector, mechanisms for determining at least one cross-correlation value between the stored training sequence and at least one training sequence of the received signal, and mechanisms for selecting the detector used for the detection of a signal to be received in response to the determined at least one cross-correlation value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Networks Oy
    Inventor: Mikko Huttunen
  • Patent number: 7058028
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method (300, 400, 500) for controlling transmission power of a signal which is received using a certain number of rake fingers, where a value for a controlled variable is determined (303, 405) and the controlled variable value is compared (305) to a target value. The method according to the invention is characterized in that a discrepancy for the controlled variable is determined (304) using at least the number of rake fingers used in receiving the signal and said discrepancy is taken into account (305, 312) when comparing the controlled variable value to the target value. The invention relates also to a network element (600) and to a mobile station (610).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Networks Oy
    Inventors: Harri Holma, Oscar Salonaho
  • Patent number: 7050439
    Abstract: A method for performing discontinuous transmission in an asynchronous transfer mode is described, wherein a downlink transmission of an ATM cell is performed each time a predetermined number of signal frames indicating a speechless period has been supplied, and wherein an uplink transmission of an ATM cell is only performed when a signal frame indicating a useful information has been supplied. In the downlink transmission, an idle frame can be generated at the receiving end, when no ATM cell is received. In the uplink transmission, a signal frame indicating a useless information can be generated, when no ATM cell is received. Thereby, only those signal frames required at the receiving end are transmitted. Moreover, known transmission functions and elements of a synchronous transmission system can be used at the respective ends of transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Networks Oy
    Inventor: Topi Kaaresoja