Patents by Inventor Hannu Flinck

Hannu Flinck 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: 20190222521
    Abstract: A service function chain including service functions which process user plane packets is controlled by providing (S21) a shared context comprising rules and policies for processing the user plane packets, the shared context being shared between the service functions of the service function chain, reading (S22) the shared context, and adjusting (S23) traffic flow across the service function chain based on the rules and policies associated with the read shared context.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Hannu FLINCK, Janne Einari TUONONEN, Ville Petteri POYHONEN
  • Patent number: 9686669
    Abstract: A method of communication that includes sending a first message from user equipment to a server, requesting a home agent and/or a home address. The method also includes authenticating the user equipment and providing the home agent and/or home address only when the user equipment is authenticated. Also, a communication system, a server, and user equipment that are configured to implement the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Vijay Devarapalli, Basavaraj Patil, Mohan Parthasarathy, Hannu Flinck, Meghana Sahasrabudhe
  • Publication number: 20170142032
    Abstract: Method of operating a network entity A method of operating a network entity of a network comprising a gateway (200) is provided, wherein the method comprises dynamically changing a packet processing resource (204, 227) in the gateway (200).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Johanna HEINONEN, Hannu FLINCK, Tapio Sakari PARTTI, Jarmo Tapio HILLO
  • Publication number: 20160337270
    Abstract: A method of operating a network entity of a network comprising a gateway (200) is provided, wherein the method comprises dynamically changing a GTP termination point (204, 227) in the gateway (200).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Johanna HEINONEN, Hannu FLINCK, Tapio Sakari PARTTI, Jarmo Tapio HILLO
  • Publication number: 20150215187
    Abstract: In a method and apparatus for a data communication system data sessions provided in response to service requests are monitored. Based on the monitoring information regarding data communicated from at least one data source during the monitored sessions is determined. Statistical information is collected based on the determination(s). Performance of at least one operation is caused based on the statistical information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: Janne Einari Tuononen, Hannu Flinck, Ville Petteri Poyhonen
  • Publication number: 20140376371
    Abstract: A Method and device for conveying data across at least two domains A method and a device for conveying data across at least two domains are provided, wherein at least one service is advertised across the at least two domains; wherein the at least one service is requested across the at least two domains; wherein the at least one service is utilized across the at least two domains. Furthermore, a communication system is suggested comprising said device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Hannu Flinck, Tapio Sakari Partti
  • Patent number: 8843588
    Abstract: A method and related apparatus determine, at a serving entity, whether a memory resource of the serving entity is insufficient for storing service provision-related information required for service provision from the serving entity to a served entity. Then the serving entity transmits, after the determination, the service provision-related information to the served entity based on a result of the determination; and a method (and related apparatus) provides for receiving, at a served entity, the service provision-related information, holding the received service provision-related information, and transmitting, from the served entity to the serving entity, the held service provision-related information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Nokia Siemens Networks OY
    Inventor: Hannu Flinck
  • Publication number: 20120131142
    Abstract: A method and related apparatus determine, at a serving entity, whether a memory resource of the serving entity is insufficient for storing service provision-related information required for service provision from the serving entity to a served entity. Then the serving entity transmits, after the determination, the service provision-related information to the served entity based on a result of the determination; and a method (and related apparatus) provides for receiving, at a served entity, the service provision-related information, holding the received service provision-related information, and transmitting, from the served entity to the serving entity, the held service provision-related information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: NOKIA SIEMENS NETWORKS OY
    Inventor: Hannu Flinck
  • Patent number: 7793098
    Abstract: The present invention provides location privacy against third parties while allowing route-optimized communication between the correspondent node and the mobile node. The mobile node's home address is hidden from an external observer thereby thwarting traffic analysis based attacks where a Home Address is correlated with a Care of Address of a mobile node (MN). A “privacy label” is used in place of a home address associated with the mobile node. The privacy label is supplied by the mobile node to the correspondent node in a way that that allows the privacy label to be bound to the home address, but does not allow the home address to be visible during the exchange. The privacy label may be also used to help prevent against replay attacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Charles E. Perkins, Rajeev Koodli, Vijay Devarapalli, Hannu Flinck
  • Patent number: 7502923
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods are presented for providing controlled use of information stored publicly within the domain name system (DNS). Controlled use is established by storing encrypted data at the DNS servers and establishing trust, in the form of transfer of keying material, with requisite parties. The invention provides backward compatibility with existing DNS servers, in that, it provides for storage of encrypted data in existing resource records. The invention benefits from allowing storage in the DNS to be divided into both public and private classification, such that a user can identify and store certain public information that is available to all parties that have access to the DNS, while other information that has been classified as private is only available to parties which have established a trust.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Petteri Pöyhönen, Hannu Flinck
  • Patent number: 7489667
    Abstract: The present invention discloses performing a care of address registration of a mobile node at a home server unit of a home network of the mobile node, the home network comprising a plurality of home server units being arranged to maintain a binding between a home address of a mobile node and its current care of address from a visited network. A mobile node selects a first home server unit for registration and sends a binding update message to the first home server unit. In response to the received binding update message the first home server unit decides whether a binding update is to be rejected. In case it is decided that the binding update is to be rejected, the first home server unit selects a second home server unit. In a binding acknowledgment message information about the second home server unit is included and a binding update at the second home server unit is confirmed. The binding acknowledgment message resulting therefrom is sent to the mobile node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Inventors: Stefano M. Faccin, Hannu Flinck
  • Patent number: 7460511
    Abstract: There is disclosed a system comprising a plurality of wireless piconets, each piconet including one or more wireless devices, each device being provided with an Internet protocol, IP, address such that the devices of the plurality of piconets form a wireless subnetwork. There is also disclosed a device for connection in a wireless piconet configured to receive a prefix for generation of an IP address, and further configured to generate an IP address in dependence on the prefix and a unique identifier of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Rajeev Koodli, Hannu Flinck
  • Patent number: 7366145
    Abstract: The invention discloses performing a care of address registration of a mobile node at a home server unit of a home network of the mobile node. The home network comprises a plurality of home server units which are arranged to maintain a binding between a home address of a mobile node and its current care of address from a visited network. According to the present invention, at the mobile node, a first home server unit is selected for registration and a binding update message is sent to the first home server unit. Thereupon, the first home server unit decides whether a binding update is to be rejected. In case the binding update is to be rejected, the first home server unit selects at least one second home server unit, includes information about the at least one second home server unit in a binding acknowledgment message rejecting the binding update and sends the binding acknowledgment message resulting therefrom to the mobile node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Hannu Flinck
  • Patent number: 7330905
    Abstract: A method of distributing information in a communication network, wherein first advertisement messages are distributed in broadcast with a certain repetition frequency, the first advertisement messages providing information directed to connectivity purposes which are specific to the communication network; second advertisement messages are available for a distribution at a lower frequency as the first advertisement messages, the second advertisement messages providing other information; and the second advertisement messages comprising an elongated structure with respect to the first advertisement messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Spyder Navigations L.L.C.
    Inventors: Stefano M. Faccin, Franck Le, Hannu Flinck
  • Publication number: 20070276799
    Abstract: A method and a device such as a modern mobile terminal for addressing reachability information over a wireless communications network providing access to a number of data elements. First, criteria are obtained for finding information related to at least a single person or entity (404), and then, a search is conducted in the wireless communications network or a connected network thereof in order to access data substantially fulfilling the criteria (406). Next, at least part of the data found is associated with a context (408), and finally the reachability information is established on the basis of the context (410).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Inventors: Matti Kalervo, Jyri Salomaa, Hannu Flinck
  • Publication number: 20070156807
    Abstract: An arrangement and a data transmission method are disclosed. The amount of traffic originated by the subscriptions of syndicated web feeds by terminals using point-to-point connections is monitored, the terminals being capable of broadcast reception. The cost of delivering the amount of traffic is compared to a threshold value. If the cost exceeds the threshold value the web feed is redirected to a broadcast network which starts transmitting the feed. A message is sent to the terminals capable of broadcast reception and subscribing to the feed, the message indicating a command to start receiving the feed from the broadcast network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Inventors: Jian Ma, Hannu Flinck
  • Publication number: 20070050507
    Abstract: A system and method for deciding in which context a DNS name should be resolved. A SIP server implements presence functionality for use in context discovery of a DNS name. When the terminal is aware of the context to which the DNS name is related, the terminal may perform a correct DNS lookup for the specific DNS name and context. The DNS resolve library may be modified with the context for the DNS name.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2005
    Publication date: March 1, 2007
    Inventors: Heikki Ollikainen, Hannu Flinck
  • Publication number: 20070011248
    Abstract: A method for updating information content of a web page, wherein a network server operating the web page receives a request for a message template for the web page update from a terminal. The server transmits the message template including a set of editing commands to the terminal, whereafter an edited message template including information for updating the web page is received back from the terminal. Then the web page is updated according to the edited content of the message template.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2005
    Publication date: January 11, 2007
    Inventors: Matti Kalervo, Hannu Flinck, Jan-Erik Ekberg
  • Patent number: 7099326
    Abstract: A system and method for fast GPRS for IPv6 may improve data transfer efficiency in mobile networks, for example, in networks that relay on the GPRS infrastructure as defined and standardized in the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), and on mobile IPv6 as standardized in the IETF. Mobile IPv6 techniques may be applied in the context of GPRS to transform mobility management into a routing problem, for example, by translating the routing area identifier into a part of the routing prefix in IPv6. Similar mobile IPv6 techniques also may provide an evolution path toward internetworking using native mobile IPv6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Inc.
    Inventors: Hannu Flinck, Charles E. Perkins, Hossam Afifi
  • Publication number: 20060140165
    Abstract: There is disclosed a personal area network comprising a plurality of wireless piconets, each piconet including one or more wireless devices, each device being provided with an Internet protocol, IP, address such that the devices of the plurality of piconets form a wireless subnetwork. There is also disclosed a device for connection in a wireless piconet configured to receive a prefix for generation of an IP address, and further configured to generate an IP address in dependence on the prefix and a unique identifier of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2005
    Publication date: June 29, 2006
    Inventors: Rajeev Koodli, Hannu Flinck