Patents by Inventor Elena Virtej

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

  • Patent number: 12003985
    Abstract: There is provided a method at a user equipment, the method comprising: entering a radio resource control, RRC, inactive mode; determining which carriers are to be measured during the RRC inactive mode; performing measurements of the determined carriers during the RRC inactive mode; providing the results of the measurements to a network upon entering an RRC connected mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Jarkko Koskela, Tero Henttonen, Elena Virtej, Lars Dalsgaard
  • Patent number: 11968135
    Abstract: According to an example aspect of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus including at least one processing core, at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code being configured to, with the at least one processing core, cause the apparatus at least to obtain an uplink transmission configuration including information on at least one secondary cell candidate frequency, transmit a signal in the uplink in accordance with the uplink transmission configuration on the at least one secondary cell candidate frequency, during a connection establishment procedure which transitions the apparatus from an idle mode to a connected mode, and receive a resource aggregation configuration from a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Tero Henttonen, Elena Virtej, Lars Dalsgaard, Jarkko Koskela
  • Patent number: 11943674
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for conditional handovers. In some example embodiments, there may be provided a method including sending, by a first node serving a user equipment, a message to a second node, the message including an indication of whether a conditional cell change is prohibited at the second node; and receiving, by the first node, an acknowledgment in response to the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Ahmad Awada, Krzysztof Kordybach, Jedrzej Stanczak, Elena Virtej, Tero Henttonen, Ingo Viering
  • Publication number: 20240073731
    Abstract: There is provided a method at a user equipment, comprising: determining a first cell to connect with; determining capabilities of the user equipment in relation to carrier aggregation comprising a carrier of the first cell; performing idle mode radio measurements of those carriers that the user equipment can, based on the determined capabilities, aggregate with the carrier of the first cell; and reporting results of the idle mode radio measurements to a network node of the first cell upon connection establishment with the first cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Lars DALSGAARD, Tero HENTTONEN, Elena VIRTEJ
  • Patent number: 11895720
    Abstract: An apparatus for use by a communication network control element or function configured to conduct a communication control for a communication with a communication element or function in a communication network, the apparatus comprising at least one processing circuitry, and at least one memory for storing instructions to be executed by the processing circuitry, wherein the at least one memory and the instructions are configured to, with the at least one processing circuitry, cause the apparatus at least: to prepare the communication element or function to conduct measurements for establishing a secondary connection during a random access procedure conducted for establishing a primary connection, wherein the measurements for establishing the secondary connection are to be based on a reference signal to be transmitted by at least one secondary communication network control element or function enabling the establishment of the secondary connection, to receive and process a random access related signaling from th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies OY
    Inventors: Elena Virtej, Tero Henttonen, Jarkko Tuomo Koskela, Lars Dalsgaard
  • Patent number: 11882475
    Abstract: There is provided a method at a user equipment, comprising: determining a first cell to connect with; determining capabilities of the user equipment in relation to carrier aggregation comprising a carrier of the first cell; performing idle mode radio measurements of those carriers that the user equipment can, based on the determined capabilities, aggregate with the carrier of the first cell; and reporting results of the idle mode radio measurements to a network node of the first cell upon connection establishment with the first cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Lars Dalsgaard, Tero Henttonen, Elena Virtej
  • Publication number: 20230319669
    Abstract: An apparatus for use by a communication element or function configured to conduct a multi-connectivity communication in a communication network in which at least two communication links are used to at least two different cells formed by at least one network element or function for forming a communication path, the apparatus comprising at least one processing circuitry, and at least one memory for storing instructions to be executed by the processing circuitry, wherein the at least one memory and the instructions are configured to, with the at least one processing circuitry, cause the apparatus at least: to determine that a link failure recovery procedure for a first communication link with a first cell is conducted, to detect that a condition for performing a conditional cell change procedure for a second communication link to a second cell is met, which is to be conducted during the link failure recovery procedure for the first communication link, to execute a processing for controlling a timing for conducti
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2021
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Inventors: Ahmad AWADA, Srinivasan SELVAGANAPATHY, Amaanat ALI, Elena VIRTEJ, Faranaz SABOURI-SICHANI, Ingo VIERING
  • Publication number: 20230308960
    Abstract: Inter-alia, a method is disclosed comprising: obtaining measurement configuration information indicative of a measurement configuration for a measurement on at least one target secondary cell of a mobile communication network, executing a handover to a target cell, and, before and/or during executing the handover, starting a measurement on at least one target secondary cell based, at least in part, on the measurement configuration information. Further, a method is disclosed comprising: receiving, from a target node, target secondary cell information indicative of at least one target secondary cell, upon reception of the target secondary cell information, transmitting a measurement configuration information indicative of a measurement configuration for a measurement on at least one target secondary cell based, at least in part, on the target secondary cell information. It is further disclosed an according apparatus, a computer program and a system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Inventors: Srinivasan SELVAGANAPATHY, Elena VIRTEJ, Jarkko Tuomo KOSKELA, Amaanat ALI, Tero HENTTONEN, Jedrzej STANCZAK, Ahmad AWADA, Lars DALSGAARD
  • Publication number: 20230308961
    Abstract: A method comprising, during multi-connectivity: sending a re-configuration message for execution by a user equipment; and sending a flag indicating an action to be taken by the user equipment during or after execution by the user equipment of an existing reconfiguration message, wherein the flag is configured to distinguish between at least two of the following actions: discarding the reconfiguration message; executing the reconfiguration message after executing an existing reconfiguration message; or prioritizing execution of the reconfiguration message over execution of an existing reconfiguration message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Inventors: Ahmad AWADA, Srinivasan SELVAGANAPATHY, Elena VIRTEJ, Ingo VIERING
  • Patent number: 11711127
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide a method, device and computer readable medium for new radio management measurement. According to embodiments of the present disclosure, the network device may transmit collocation information of component carriers to the terminal device. The terminal device may perform communication measurements based on the collocation information. In this way, the measurement effort and burden of the terminal device may be reduced while flexibility of the network deployment is stilled maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Lars Dalsgaard, Tero Henttonen, Li Zhang, Elena Virtej, Niko Kolehmainen
  • Publication number: 20230180037
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for controlling measurements are disclosed. A message is received from a network element, the message comprising including instructions to perform measurements of given carriers during given measurement gap pattern during next connection setup with the network. Connection setup is started with the network and the measurements of given carriers are performed during the given measurement gap pattern and measurement result reported to the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: June 8, 2023
    Inventors: Lars DALSGAARD, Elena VIRTEJ
  • Publication number: 20230171666
    Abstract: Examples of the disclosure relate to an apparatus comprising means for: receiving configuration information to enable communication with a first node apparatus and with a second node apparatus, wherein the configuration information relates to split bearer communication; using the configuration information relating to the first node apparatus to communicate with the first node apparatus; storing the configuration information relating to the second node apparatus; and using the stored configuration information to switch from communicating with the first node apparatus to communicating with the second node apparatus if communicating with the first node apparatus has failed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Publication date: June 1, 2023
    Inventors: Amaanat ALI, Elena VIRTEJ, Henri Markus KOSKINEN, Tero HENTTONEN
  • Patent number: 11641619
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from taking appropriate measurements. For example, certain wireless communication systems may benefit from optimized user equipment measurements for fast cell access. A method can include receiving, at a user equipment, a configuration from a network to which the user equipment is connected. The configuration may include instructions to the user equipment regarding measurements with respect to detected cells. The method may also include performing the measurements according to the received configuration, and reporting the measurements to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Elena Virtej, Tero Henttonen, Lars Dalsgaard
  • Publication number: 20230129661
    Abstract: A method including using master cell group resources for a downlink data transmission to a user equipment, wherein the user equipment is configured with at least one secondary cell group terminated split bearer and a secondary cell group is deactivated; determining, at a centralized central unit user plane, when secondary cell group resources of the deactivated secondary cell group are needed, wherein the determining is based, at least partially, on a data volume threshold for a data radio bearer as configured by a central unit control plane; and based upon the determining that the secondary cell group resources are needed, sending a notification to the central unit control plane to trigger activation of the secondary cell group resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2022
    Publication date: April 27, 2023
    Inventors: Krzysztof Kordybach, Subramanya CHANDRASHEKAR, Tero HENTTONEN, Henri Markus KOSKINEN, Elena VIRTEJ
  • Patent number: 11622373
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a method for confirming uplink semi-persistent scheduling deactivation and a terminal device. In example embodiments, an indication of uplink semi-persistent scheduling deactivation is received from a base station while the terminal device stores data available for uplink transmission. Then, confirmation of the deactivation is sent to the base station. Such confirmation of the deactivation may notify the base station that the terminal device has received the indication of the uplink semi-persistent scheduling deactivation and further that the uplink semi-persistent scheduling will be deactivated at the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Chunli Wu, Esa Mikael Malkamaki, Jari Petteri Lunden, Elena Virtej
  • Publication number: 20230070083
    Abstract: Various example embodiments relate to signaling and execution of a handover based on an enhanced measurement report. A measurement report comprising an additional information element may be used by a network to make better and urgent decisions concerning handover procedures. Apparatuses, methods, and computer programs are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Publication date: March 9, 2023
    Inventors: Jedrzej STANCZAK, Ahmad AWADA, Ingo VIERING, Srinivasan SELVAGANAPATHY, Elena VIRTEJ
  • Patent number: 11553555
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for faster radio frequency (RF) activation are provided. One method may include transmitting by a network node, or receiving by a user equipment, a connection release message for the user equipment, wherein the connection release message comprises an indication for the user equipment to start measuring secondary cells after connection release. The method may then include during or immediately after connection setup or connection resume, receiving by the network node or transmitting by the user equipment, an indication of availability of measurements of the secondary cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Lars Dalsgaard, Tero Henttonen, Elena Virtej
  • Patent number: 11540190
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for deploying an unmanned vehicle base station (BS) are provided. One method may include receiving an indication from at least one device of its capability to switch to a temporary cell of an unmanned vehicle base station (BS), and determining, based on knowledge of locations on a planned path of the unmanned vehicle base station (BS), which of the at least one device is located within coverage of one of the locations on the planned path. The method may then include configuring discontinuous reception cycles or Power-Saving Mode (PSM) of the at least one device so that the at least one device is awake when the unmanned vehicle base station (BS) establishes the temporary cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Nitin Mangalvedhe, Istvan Kovacs, Benedek Schultz, Elena Virtej, Jeroen Wigard, Mikko Säily
  • Publication number: 20220369146
    Abstract: There is provided a method at a user equipment, comprising: determining a first cell to connect with; determining capabilities of the user equipment in relation to carrier aggregation comprising a carrier of the first cell; performing idle mode radio measurements of those carriers that the user equipment can, based on the determined capabilities, aggregate with the carrier of the first cell; and reporting results of the idle mode radio measurements to a network node of the first cell upon connection establishment with the first cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Lars Dalsgaard, Tero Henttonen, Elena Virtej
  • Patent number: 11477637
    Abstract: There is disclosed an apparatus comprising: at least one processor; and at least one memory comprising computer code that, when executed by the at least one processor, causes the following to be performed by the apparatus: reserve a plurality of identifiers for a user apparatus, each of said plurality of identifiers being suitable for addressing the user apparatus within at least one cell controlled by the network apparatus; and transmit an indication of at least one of said plurality of identifiers to the user apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Lars Dalsgaard, Elena Virtej, Jari Petteri Lunden