Patents by Inventor Esa Tapani Tiirola

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

  • Publication number: 20200382245
    Abstract: A method includes receiving initial acknowledgement resource information at a user device from a base station. The initial acknowledgement resource information is associated with a subset of acknowledgement resources. The method includes determining in dependence on the initial acknowledgement resource information which of the subset of acknowledgement resources is to be used. The user device transmits an acknowledgement on the determined resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Timo Erkki Lunttila, Esa Tapani TIIROLA, Kari Juhani HOOLI
  • Publication number: 20200374873
    Abstract: An apparatus including at least one processor and at least one memory including computer code for one or more programs, the at least one memory and the computer code configured, with the at least one processor, to cause the apparatus at least to: generate information for controlling dynamic allocation between backhaul and access links within time division duplex time slots; and convey the information to a relay node within an indicator in a downlink fixed time slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Esa Tapani TIIROLA, llkka KESKITALO, Juha Sakari KORHONEN
  • Patent number: 10826736
    Abstract: Coexistence of OFDM transmissions with different sampling rates, subcarrier spacing, symbol duration, bandwidths, but a constant FFT size, all with the same integer ratio (downclocking or upclocking) N=2, 4, 8 . . . Now called different numerology. Problem of Time alignment due to the presence of alternating long CP and short CPs in a slot. At the slot level the transmissions are aligned, but not at the symbol level. The application proposes to send after the first symbol for N=1 a so-called Time Alignment Period of same duration for each transmission in order allegedly to allow the network nodes to synchronize their timings or clocks without interfering with the transmission or reception of any symbols or CPs of other transmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Esa Tapani Tiirola, Kari Pekka Pajukoski, Eeva Lahetkangas
  • Publication number: 20200344589
    Abstract: Discovery of devices in a network of devices comprises assigning resources for the discovery, and providing accordingly at least two discovery patterns of transmission and reception phases for the devices in the network for communication of information between the devices. A device can transmit or receive information in accordance with a dedicated discovery pattern of transmission and reception phases allocated from a set of different discovery patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Esa Tapani Tiirola, Bernhard Raaf
  • Patent number: 10805049
    Abstract: A method includes receiving initial acknowledgement resource information at a user device from a base station. The initial acknowledgement resource information is associated with a subset of acknowledgement resources. The method includes determining in dependence on the initial acknowledgement resource information which of the subset of acknowledgement resources is to be used. The user device transmits an acknowledgement on the determined resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Timo Erkki Lunttila, Esa Tapani Tiirola, Kari Juhani Hooli
  • Publication number: 20200287671
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from multiplexing schemes. For example, various wireless communication systems may benefit from a block-IFDMA multiplexing scheme with a flexible payload. A method can include determining whether a first type of uplink signal or a second type of uplink signal is to be processed for transmission on an interlace. The method can also include determining whether to apply spreading based on intra-symbol spreading codes, inter-symbol spreading codes, or both intra-symbol spreading codes and inter-symbol spreading codes, based on the determination of whether the first type of uplink signal or the second type of uplink signal is to be processed for transmission. The method can further include causing transmission of the determined at least one of the first type of uplink signal and the second type of uplink signal according to the determination regarding applying spreading.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Kari Juhani HOOLI, Timo Erkki LUNTTILA, Esa Tapani TIIROLA
  • Patent number: 10756870
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for communication are provided. An apparatus includes a receiver configured to receive control and data signal; a transmitter configured to transmit control information on an uplink channel wherein a number of uplink control channel indexes corresponding to the number of control channel elements as on the downlink control channel is available, the transmission requiring more than one uplink channel index; and a controller. If one control channel index is available, the controller is configured to control the transmission of control information to utilise the uplink control channel index and control the transmission of control information related to a second control channel index based on a separate channel or adjusting transmission properties when transmitting the control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: HMD Global Oy
    Inventors: Esa Tapani Tiirola, Kari Juhani Hooli, Kari Pekka Pajukoski, Timo Erkki Lunttila
  • Patent number: 10757558
    Abstract: Discovery of devices in a network of devices comprises assigning resources for the discovery, and providing accordingly at least two discovery patterns of transmission and reception phases for the devices in the network for communication of information between the devices. A device can transmit or receive information in accordance with a dedicated discovery pattern of transmission and reception phases allocated from a set of different discovery patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: HMD Global Oy
    Inventors: Esa Tapani Tiirola, Bernhard Raaf
  • Patent number: 10728780
    Abstract: According to an aspect, there is provided a control node comprising means for performing: maintaining information, in a database, on a plurality of network nodes which are configured to perform wireless backhauling in at least one wireless backhaul network and are in communication with the control node, selecting, based on the information on the plurality of network nodes and according to pre-defined criteria, a first and a second set of network nodes from the plurality of network nodes and transmitting to the first set a first command to transmit a reference signal at one or more first pre-defined time instances and to the second set of network nodes a second command to monitor received signals at said one or more first pre-defined time instances to measure the reference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Ilkka Antero Keskitalo, Esa Tapani Tiirola, Juha Sakari Korhonen, Juha Pekka Karjalainen
  • Publication number: 20200236671
    Abstract: In one exemplary embodiment, a method includes: configuring a common resource space having a plurality of time-frequency resources and code resources, where the common resource space includes a first portion for a first type of signaling and a second portion for a second type of signaling, where the first type of signaling includes at least one of persistent acknowledgement signaling and scheduling request signaling, where the second type of signaling includes dynamic acknowledgement signaling; and allocating, based on the configured common resource space, resources of the common resource space for the at least one of persistent acknowledgement signaling and scheduling request signaling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Esa Tapani Tiirola, Kari Juhani Hooli, Timo Erkki Lunttila
  • Patent number: 10715992
    Abstract: Discovery of devices in a network of devices comprises assigning resources for the discovery, and providing accordingly at least two discovery patterns of transmission and reception phases for the devices in the network for communication of information between the devices. A device can transmit or receive information in accordance with a dedicated discovery pattern of transmission and reception phases allocated from a set of different discovery patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: HMD Global Oy
    Inventors: Esa Tapani Tiirola, Bernhard Raaf
  • Publication number: 20200221444
    Abstract: A technique includes receiving, by a user device from a base station, a first message indicating a plurality of sets of uplink control channel resources for the uplink transmission of a type of uplink control information, each set of uplink control channel resources having a resource configuration; receiving, by the user device from the base station, a second message that is different from the first message, the second message indicating a selected uplink control channel resources, of the plurality of sets of uplink control channel resources, for the uplink transmission of a type of uplink control information; and sending, by the user device to the base station, uplink control information via the selected set of uplink control channel resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Esa Tapani Tiirola, Kari Juhani HOOLI, Timo Erkki LUNTTILA
  • Publication number: 20200212980
    Abstract: There is provided a solution for transmitting periodic signals in a cell. According to an aspect a method comprises in a network node: generating a plurality of radio beams in a cell, wherein said plurality of radio beams comprise a plurality of beamforming configurations, and wherein at least one radio beam comprised in the plurality of radio beams comprises a discovery signal transmission; determining, for the at least one radio beam, whether or not at least one terminal device is located in a coverage area of the at least one radio beam; defining a transmission periodicity of the discovery signal transmission on the basis of said determining.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Sami-Jukka Hakola, Esa Tapani Tiirola
  • Publication number: 20200205179
    Abstract: A method including receiving at a wireless communication device first and second scheduling information indicative of attributes related to a data transmission. The first scheduling information including information indicative of contents attributes of the data transmission, and the subsequently received second scheduling information being indicative of time attributes of the data transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Frank Frederiksen, Claudio Rosa, Esa Tapani Tiirola, Timo Erkki Lunttila, Klaus Hugl
  • Publication number: 20200178103
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) may determine channel state information (CSI) reports with each CSI report being related to a component carrier. The UE may send a subframe with CSI report(s) on a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH). When a collision occurs in the subframe having the CSI report(s) on the PUCCH a lower priority CSI report may be dropped from the transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: WIRELESS FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Timo Erkki Lunttila, Esa Tapani Tiirola, Kari Pekka Pajukoski, Kari Juhani Hooli
  • Publication number: 20200169368
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from appropriate handling of uplink communications. For example, certain wireless communication systems may benefit from an uplink coverage extension for unlicensed band operation. A method can include configuring a first interlace having a first starting physical resource block. The method can also include configuring a second interlace having a second starting physical resource block offset from the first physical resource block. The method can further include transmitting or receiving a signal based on a combination of the first interlace and the second interlace. The combination can include at least one cluster but less than two clusters in each measurement interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Esa Tapani TIIROLA, Kari Juhani HOOLI, Timo Erkii LUNTTILA
  • Publication number: 20200169307
    Abstract: An aspect of the invention is in relation to an apparatus comprising: at least one processor and at least one memory including a computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus at least to: allocate, by a network node, at least one sector portion beam radiation pattern for downlink common control signaling; configure the downlink common control signaling in a sector portion beam radiation pattern specific manner; define a sector portion beam radiation pattern based association between the downlink common control signaling configuration and an uplink signaling configuration, and convey information on the association for uplink signaling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Sami-Jukka Hakola, Esa Tapani Tiirola, Kari Pekka Pajukoski
  • Patent number: 10666404
    Abstract: There is provided a method for defining at least one channel reservation window the method comprising: setting length for each of the at least one channel reservation window such that each channel reservation window comprises a plurality of sub-frames; dividing the length of each channel reservation window into a transmission part and an idle part, wherein the idle part consists of one or more symbols in one sub-frame; maximizing, at a symbol level accuracy, the length of the transmission part such that a ratio between the length of the idle part and the length of the transmission part fulfils a predetermined criterion; and concatenating the transmission part and the idle part so as to form the channel reservation window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Esa Tapani Tiirola, Kari Juhani Hooli, Timo Erkki Lunttila
  • Publication number: 20200127708
    Abstract: There is provided a method comprising, in an antenna array comprising a plurality of antenna elements for use in a multiple-input multiple-output system, using at least one receiver for reception of at least one first signal by at least one of the plurality of antenna elements and using at least one first transceiver for at least one of transmission and reception of at least one second signal by at least one of the plurality of antenna elements, wherein the at least one receiver operates using at least one of a lower accuracy and a narrower bandwidth relative to the at least one first transceiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Sami-Jukka Hakola, Esa Tapani Tiirola, Kari Pekka Pajukoski, Henrik Christian Liljestrom
  • Patent number: 10630358
    Abstract: There is provided a solution for transmitting periodic signals in a cell. According to an aspect a method comprises in a network node: generating a plurality of radio beams in a cell, wherein said plurality of radio beams comprise a plurality of beam-forming configurations, and wherein at least one radio beam comprised in the plurality of radio beams comprises a discovery signal transmission; determining, for the at least one radio beam, whether or not at least one terminal device is located in a coverage area of the at least one radio beam; defining a transmission periodicity of the discovery signal transmission on the basis of said determining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Sami-Jukka Hakola, Esa Tapani Tiirola