Patents by Inventor Ilkka Keskitalo

Ilkka Keskitalo 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: 10736027
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus, comprising a receiver configured to receive a first distribution factor relating to using a first access, at least one processing core configured to determine, using a probabilistic procedure, based at least in part on the first distribution factor, whether the apparatus is to use the first access, and wherein the at least one processing core is configured to, based on a result of the determination, select an access and to cause the apparatus to use to the selected access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jussi-Pekka Koskinen, Ilkka Keskitalo, Jarkko Koskela, Jorma Kaikkonen
  • Patent number: 10708076
    Abstract: An apparatus determines a signal to be sent dependent on at least one triggering event. The signal is determined based upon at least one of at least one rule and at least one condition. The at least one of at least one rule and at least one condition is determined dependent on input comprising at least one of apparatus type, apparatus capabilities, traffic type, service type, and connection type. The signal is transmitted by the apparatus based upon the at least one triggering event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jussi-Pekka Koskinen, Ilkka Keskitalo
  • Patent number: 10687197
    Abstract: In some example embodiments, there is provided a method. The method may include determining whether a communication terminal is within range of a wireless gateway to enable connection establishment between the wireless gateway and the communication terminal; and establishing at least one connection between the wireless gateway and the communication terminal, when the communication terminal is determined to be within range. Related systems, methods, and articles of manufacture are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Ilkka Keskitalo, Zexian Li, Mikko Uusitalo, Martti Moisio
  • Patent number: 10659976
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from optimizations, such as signaling optimizations. For example, certain wireless communication systems may benefit from paging enhancement for signaling optimization. A method can include identifying, by a network element, a procedure to be used by a user equipment as a response to a paging message. The method can also include indicating the procedure from the network element to the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Jussi-Pekka Koskinen, Ilkka Keskitalo, Jarkko T. Koskela
  • Publication number: 20200145952
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, a method comprising: receiving an indication of a timing difference over a wireless backhaul link, the indication received at a first node in a wireless communication system and received from a second node in the wireless communication system, the timing difference between a first time at which the second node received uplink signal on the wireless backhaul link from the first node and a second time at which the second node transmitted downlink signal on the wireless backhaul link to the first node; determining by the first node a new timing advance based on a current timing advance and on the received timing difference; and using the determined new timing advance for one or more transmissions by the first node over one or more wireless links.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Ilkka KESKITALO, Esa T. TIIROLA, Juha S. KORHONEN, Keeth S. JAYASINGHE
  • Patent number: 10631181
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for BLER measurements. In one aspect there is provided a method. The method may include performing, by a user equipment, a block error rate measurement on a channel of a multicast broadcast single-frequency network; and associating a metric with the block error rate measurement, wherein the metric comprises at least one of a reliability metric or an inaccuracy metric. Related apparatus, systems, methods, and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jussi-Pekka Koskinen, Ilkka Keskitalo, Jorma Kaikkonen, Lars Dalsgaard, Jarkko Koskela
  • Patent number: 10548041
    Abstract: In an embodiment, to reduce uplink reporting, a user equipment (UE) keeps a count of the number of uplink protocol data control packet (PDCP) service data units (SDUs) in a measurement period and a number of those uplink PDCP SDUs that either exceeded a configured delay threshold or were discarded without being sent. These numbers are processed by the UE into a single reporting metric which the UE reports to the network for example in a MDT measurement report. The network configures the delay threshold, which may be specific for a given QoS, and may also configure the measurement period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Ilkka Keskitalo, Jussi-Pekka Koskinen
  • Publication number: 20190357247
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for supporting or providing wireless backhauling are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Ilkka KESKITALO, Esa TIIROLA, Juha S. KORHONEN, Esa MALKAMĂ„KI
  • Publication number: 20190274071
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from mechanism for enhancing communications. For example, certain wireless communication systems may benefit from enhanced reactivation for light connected user equipment. A method can include preparing a message to be sent to a user equipment. The message can be configured to command the user equipment to enter light connection mode. The method can also include including, in the message with the command to enter light connection mode, an indication of at least one carrier or secondary cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Ilkka Keskitalo, Petteri Lunden, Elena Virtej
  • Patent number: 10396945
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from appropriate representations of communication parameters and information. For example, certain wireless communication systems may benefit from packet number representation for multicast channel block error rate reporting. A method can include determining a number of packets corresponding to a block error rate of a multicast channel. The method can also include encoding the number of packets using an encoding format that includes a plurality of granularities and at least one threshold. The method can further include transmitting the number of packets in a report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Li Zhang, Tero Henttonen, Lars Dalsgaard, Ilkka Keskitalo
  • Patent number: 10285088
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for minimize drive testing measurements. Network elements including UEs and eNBs are configured to define measurement procedures to determine control plane latency affecting scheduling requests, RACH procedures, and combinations thereof. Upon initiation of a request for uplink resources, such as a scheduling request or a RACH procedure, a UE notes the time of the request and measures the time until its fulfillment. If a scheduling request fails, a RACH procedure may be performed and in such cases, the time from initiation of the scheduling request, through its failure, until successful completion of the RACH procedure may be measured. Once a measurement has been made, the measured duration and other associated information are assembled and analyzed, and when the measurement and other information meets criteria for inclusion in a measurement report, the report is assembled and sent, or logged for sending, to an eNB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Benoist Sebire, Ilkka Keskitalo
  • Patent number: 10231222
    Abstract: A method and apparatus can be configured to receive, by the apparatus, a configuration for a carrier. The carrier deploys at least one cell to be used for carrier aggregation. The method can also include detecting the at least one cell. The method can also include determining that the at least one cell is a secondary cell for carrier aggregation based on the at least one cell being detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Lars Dalsgaard, Ilkka Keskitalo, Jarkko Koskela, Jorma Kaikkonen, Jussi-Pekka Koskinen
  • Patent number: 10187860
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for UE context handling with UE autonomous mobility are provided. One method includes transitioning, by a user equipment associated with a network, into a user equipment controlled mobility mode based on a predefined trigger. The method may further include synchronizing with at least one network node serving the user equipment so that the at least one network node is informed of the transitioning of the user equipment into the user equipment controlled mobility mode. The evolved node B (eNB) may inform a core network node about the user equipment operational mode, and the core network node takes into account the user equipment operational mode during a following transaction with the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Ilkka Keskitalo, Jussi-Pekka Koskinen
  • Publication number: 20180352460
    Abstract: In an embodiment, to reduce uplink reporting, a user equipment (UE) keeps a count of the number of uplink protocol data control packet (PDCP) service data units (SDUs) in a measurement period and a number of those uplink PDCP SDUs that either exceeded a configured delay threshold or were discarded without being sent. These numbers are processed by the UE into a single reporting metric which the UE reports to the network for example in a MDT measurement report. The network configures the delay threshold, which may be specific for a given QoS, and may also configure the measurement period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Ilkka Keskitalo, Jussi-Pekka Koskinen
  • Publication number: 20180324747
    Abstract: It is provided a method, including monitoring if an information on an update of a system information of a first cell is received; checking if a terminal is registered as being served by at least one cell of a group of one or more cells including the first cell; checking if the terminal becomes reachable after being asleep; requesting to page the terminal by a paging message if the information on the update is received, the terminal is served by the at least one cell of the group, and the terminal becomes reachable, wherein the paging message includes an indication on the update.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Ilkka KESKITALO, Jussi-Pekka KOSKINEN
  • Patent number: 10075995
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments including a method including determining a user equipment of a wireless communication network is in an autonomous mobility mode; receiving an indication from the wireless communication network of a data communication available for the user equipment; and based on the indication, establishing a connection between the user equipment and a network node of the wireless communication network. Apparatus, program products, and software to perform the exemplary embodiments are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Yan Ji Zhang, Ilkka Keskitalo, Jussi-Pekka Koskinen
  • Publication number: 20180240339
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided in one aspect there is provided a method. The method may include detecting, at a first node, an event; generating, at the first node, a message in response to the detected event; and sending, at the first node, the message to at least a second node to enable the second node to determine at least one of a reliability or an importance of the message. Related apparatus, systems, methods, and articles are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Martti Moisio, Silke Holtmanns, Mikko Uusitalo, Zexian Li, Ilkka Keskitalo
  • Publication number: 20180227779
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for multimedia broadcast single frequency network measurements. A method is provided for receiving a multimedia broadcast single frequency network measurement request (32); and measuring, at a user equipment, multimedia broadcast single frequency network parameters, wherein the multimedia broadcast single multimedia broadcast single frequency network measurement is independent of the user equipment radio resource control state (34).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Lars Dalsgaard, Ilkka Keskitalo, Jorma Kaikkonen
  • Patent number: 9992697
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer program product are provided to collect measurement data that may be useful for coverage optimization without having to rely as extensively upon drive tests. In this regard, an apparatus, method and computer program product may be provided for collecting and reporting upon measurement data. Additionally, an apparatus, method and computer program product may be provided for directing the collection of the measurement data and for then receiving a report of the measurement data. A corresponding system for collecting measurement data may also be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventor: Ilkka Keskitalo
  • Patent number: 9936510
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus comprising at least one processor and at least one memory storing computer program code with the at least one memory and the computer program code configured to, with the processor, cause the apparatus at least to: determine whether criteria that defines at least one condition under which assistance information is to be provided to a network has been satisfied; and cause the assistance information to be provided to the network in an instance in which the criteria has been satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jussi-Pekka Koskinen, Ilkka Keskitalo, Lars Dalsgaard, Jarkko Koskela