Patents by Inventor Juha-Pekka Koskinen

Juha-Pekka Koskinen 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: 11405867
    Abstract: In accordance with example embodiments of the invention there is at least a method and apparatus to perform determining by a user equipment that the user equipment has missed, or will miss, at least one power saving signal monitoring occasion, where the user equipment is configured to monitor a power saving signal in a first bandwidth part; and based upon the determination that the user equipment has missed, or will miss, the at least one power saving signal monitoring occasion, causing the user equipment to monitor a physical downlink control channel on the first bandwidth part during an on-duration of discontinuous reception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Timo Koskela, Jorma Kaikkonen, Sami Hakola, Jussi-Pekka Koskinen, Juha Karjalainen
  • Patent number: 10142493
    Abstract: A method of communication comprising the steps of: requesting at least one service having a plurality of parts; determining if said at least one service can be provided taking into account credit information relating to a user; and if not providing only one or some of said plurality of parts of said at least one service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Conversant Wireless Licensing S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Marco Stura, Pertti Rantala, Jani Ekman, Juha-Pekka Koskinen, Anne Narhi, Juha R. Vallinen
  • Patent number: 9497032
    Abstract: For controlling charging in an Internet Protocol multimedia subsystem, it is detected whether a session initiated in the Internet Protocol multimedia subsystem is associated with a service requiring special charging control, and charging information is added to messages signalling establishment or modification of the session in the Internet Protocol multimedia subsystem in accordance with the detection result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Juha-Pekka Koskinen, Anne Narhi, Juha R. Vallinen, Mika K. Salminen
  • Publication number: 20150163367
    Abstract: A method of communication comprising the steps of: requesting at least one service having a plurality of parts; determining if said at least one service can be provided taking into account credit information relating to a user; and if not providing only one or some of said plurality of parts of said at least one service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Applicant: Core Wireless Licensing S.a.rl.l.
    Inventors: Marco Stura, Pertti Rantala, Jani Ekman, Juha-Pekka Koskinen, Anne Narhi, Juha R. Vallinen
  • Patent number: 8983427
    Abstract: A method of communication comprising the steps of: requesting at least one service having a plurality of parts; determining if said at least one service can be provided taking into account credit information relating to a user; and if not providing only one or some of said plurality of parts of said at least one service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Core Wireless Licensing S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Marco Stura, Pertti Rantala, Jani Ekman, Juha-Pekka Koskinen, Anne Narhi, Juha R. Vallinen
  • Patent number: 8812382
    Abstract: A communication method for use in a communications system includes at least one user. The method includes a step of establishing a session for permitting a user to communicate with at least one entity. The method also includes the steps of using a first charging method for one part of the session and using a second charging method for a different part of the session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Juha-Pekka Koskinen, Juha R. Vallinen
  • Patent number: 8699472
    Abstract: In a first embodiment, when an Activate PDP Context Request message is forwarded to a Service GPRS Support Node (SGSN), the SGSN creates a Create PDP Context Request message and forwards it to a Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN). In response to the Create PDP Context Request forwarded by the SGSN, the GGSN creates a Create PDP Context Response message. When a PDP context is created by the GGSN, the GGSN associates a Globally Unique Charging Identification (GCI) with the PDP context. Then, the Create PDP Context Response including the GCI is forwarded to the SGSN. The GCI is sent from the SGSN to the UE and from the UE to the CSCF. In a second embodiment, the GCI is sent from the SGSN or the GGSN directly to the Call State Control Function (CSCF). Sending the GCI can be performed either autonomously or based on a request from the CSCF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Stefano Faccinn, Tuija Hurtta, Balazs Bertenyi, Nedko Ivanov, Harri Honko, Juha-Pekka Koskinen, Juha Vallinen, Merja Hopeaharju
  • Patent number: 8345676
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a method and device for charging of data reaching a network element of a communication network during a data session, the data session comprising a plurality of data flows, with each flow being distinguishable by a set of flow parameters. The method includes enforcing a charging policy at the network element to be applied to the data, wherein the charging policy defines charging rules per flow, observing the data reaching the network element and detecting at least one flow of data, matching the detected flow of data to an enforced charging policy, and applying the matching charging policy to the data flow, thereby generating charging information. A method and device is also provided for supplying a network element with a charging policy to be enforced at the network element for charging of data reaching the network element of a communication network during a data session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Elena Lialiamou, Marco Stura, Juha-Pekka Koskinen, Anne Narhi
  • Patent number: 8139559
    Abstract: A network element and a method for accounting chargeable signaling in a communication network. The network includes a signaling message detected in a call processing network element, and an amount of data carried in the signaling message. The amount of data is determined based on a message description provided in the signaling message. The network further includes a counting function, which is selected and updated based on the message description. Accordingly, an inter-operator accounting can be provided even for data carried in signaling messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Juha-Pekka Koskinen, Juha Vallinen
  • Patent number: 8090667
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method of charging in a communications network, said method comprising including a first charging identity in at least one of a plurality of messages relating to a service, said first charging identity being specific to said at least one message, including a second charging entity in said at least one message, said second charging identity being specific to said service, charging for said service based on at least one of said first and second charging identities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures I LLC
    Inventors: Juha Vallinen, Juha-Pekka Koskinen
  • Patent number: 8086545
    Abstract: A method and a system for determining a charge for a communication in a communications network is provided. A message is received from a user equipment. The message comprises a payload and is addressed to a plurality of destinations. A first message is sent towards a destination of the plurality of destinations. The first message comprises the payload, a first charging identifier, and a second charging identifier. The first charging identifier is associated with the message and the second charging identifier is generated for the destination. A charging message is sent to a network node to charge an account of the user equipment. The charging message comprises the first charging identifier and the second charging identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures I LLC
    Inventors: Juha Vallinen, Juha-Pekka Koskinen
  • Patent number: 8078142
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for charging against prepaid credit in a communication network. When a first terminal requests establishment of a call to a second terminal, the network ascertains whether prepaid credit is involved. If so, accounting sessions are established between an accounting server and any accounting servers that will raise costs during the call. A session identifier is generated. Once the call is established, charging update data is sent from the accounting clients to the accounting server, where it is collated on the basis of the accounting session identifier, whereby enabling updating of the prepaid credit during the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Juha-Pekka Koskinen, Juha R. Vallinen
  • Publication number: 20110296035
    Abstract: For controlling charging in an Internet Protocol multimedia subsystem, it is detected whether a session initiated in the Internet Protocol multimedia subsystem is associated with a service requiring special charging control, and charging information is added to messages signalling establishment or modification of the session in the Internet Protocol multimedia subsystem in accordance with the detection result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: Juha-Pekka Koskinen, Anne Harhi, Juha R. Vallinen, Mika K. Salminen
  • Patent number: 8031702
    Abstract: For controlling charging in an Internet Protocol multimedia subsystem, it is detected whether a session initiated in the Internet Protocol multimedia subsystem is associated with a service requiring special charging control, and charging information is added to messages signalling establishment or modification of the session in the Internet Protocol multimedia subsystem in accordance with the detection result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Juha-Pekka Koskinen, Anne Narhi, Juha R. Vallinen, Mika K. Salminen
  • Patent number: 8009816
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a system implementing the method for arranging subscriber billing in a multi-provider environment wherein a subscriber desiring a service uses both a first network (A) and a second network (T). In order to bill the subscriber, either a tariff of the second network (T) is transmitted to the first network (A), a tariff of the first network is combined with the tariff of the second network and the subscriber is billed according to the combined tariff, or a billing identifier is generated in the first network (A) to be transmitted to the second network (T), the billing identifier is attached to billing information in both networks and the pieces of the billing information that comprise the same billing identifier are combined in order to bill the subscriber. The invention thus enables a subscriber in a multi-provider environment to be billed using a single bill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Jari Syrjälä, Juha-Pekka Koskinen, Juha Vallinen
  • Publication number: 20110035446
    Abstract: The invention provides a method, including detecting, at a network element, a type of a supplementary service requested by a user equipment, sending, by the network element, a message containing the detected type of the requested supplementary service to a charging system, receiving, at the network element, a message including information related to the detected type of the requested supplementary service from the charging system. The present invention further provides a respective system and network elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventors: Gerald Goermer, Thomas Hickethier, Juha-Pekka Koskinen, Anne Paivikki Narhi, Juha Raimo Vallinen
  • Patent number: 7869787
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method for charging for services in an IP based communication system, comprising: establishing an accounting session between a network element and a charging function for the session; and initiating a change in the accounting session at the charging function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Nokia Siemens Networks Oy
    Inventors: Juha-Pekka Koskinen, Juha R Vallinen, Marco Stura, Elena Lialiamou, Anne Narhi
  • Patent number: 7860748
    Abstract: A method for charging in a communication system is described. The method comprises initiating provision of a service for at least two parties. Further, it is verified that each of the parties is capable of paying for the use of the service. Then, payment information is generated and use of the service is charged based on the payment information. The service may be a game. A communication system configured to provide and charge the service is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Juha R. Vallinen, Juha-Pekka Koskinen
  • Publication number: 20100279651
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for charging against prepaid credit in a communication network. When a first terminal requests establishment of a call to a second terminal, the network ascertains whether prepaid credit is involved. If so, accounting sessions are established between an accounting server and any accounting servers that will raise costs during the call. A session identifier is generated. Once the call is established, charging update data is sent from the accounting clients to the accounting server, where it is collated on the basis of the accounting session identifier, whereby enabling updating of the prepaid credit during the call.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventors: Juha-Pekka Koskinen, Juha R. Vallinen
  • Patent number: 7805126
    Abstract: A method for charging for services in a communication system comprises a charging entity. The method comprises a step of sending a first message to the charging entity. The method also comprises a step of generating a charging identity at the charging entity if it is determined that the first message does not include a charging identity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Juha-Pekka Koskinen, Juha R. Vallinen