Patents by Inventor Juha R. Vallinen

Juha R. Vallinen 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 7729485
    Abstract: A system and method of monitoring number portability in a communication system, comprising transmitting ported-out information to a network element are disclosed. The system includes an originating network and a recipient network. The originating network includes a first network element for establishing a call to a ported-out subscriber and for transmitting ported-out information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Inventors: Juha-Pekka Koskinen, Juha R. Vallinen
  • Patent number: 7424102
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method for charging for services in a communication system supporting a Diameter IP protocol, comprising defining at least one attribute value pair to define sponsorship information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Juha-Pekka Koskinen, Juha R. Vallinen
  • Publication number: 20080153457
    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: April 22, 2005
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Applicant: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Marco Stura, Pertti Rantala, Jani Ekman, Juha-Pekka Koskinen, Anne Narhi, Juha R. Vallinen
  • Publication number: 20080056304
    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 28, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventors: Juha-Pekka Koskinen, Anne Narhi, Juha R. Vallinen, Mika K. Salminen
  • Publication number: 20040167834
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for providing accounting requests, where an accounting request comprises at least one identifier and relates to a service provided to a user of a communication network. In the method a first accounting request is transmitted and a second accounting request corresponding to the first accounting request is prepared. The second accounting request comprises at least one of the at least one identifier in the first accounting request as correlation information. The second accounting request is transmitted as a retransmitted first accounting request, if it is determined that retransmission of the first accounting request is required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2003
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Inventors: Juha-Pekka Koskinen, Juha R. Vallinen
  • Publication number: 20040152443
    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: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2003
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Inventors: Juha-Pekka Koskinen, Juha R. Vallinen
  • Publication number: 20040139012
    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: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventors: Juha-Pekka Koskinen, Juha R. Vallinen
  • Publication number: 20040078349
    Abstract: The present invention proposes a method for billing a subscriber (A, B) for data transmission in a communication network (NW; AN, CN) said communication network comprising at least one call control entity (CSCF) for controlling calls to be established from a subscriber (A, B) to a communication destination (B, A), said method comprising the steps of: forwarding a signaling message from said subscriber (A) to said destination (B), said signaling message comprising a message header and a message body, said message header including information descriptive for a content carried in the message body, analyzing said signaling message header at said call control entity (CSCF), and generating billing information based on the result of analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2003
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Inventors: Jari Syrjala, Markus Martin, Juha-Pekka Koskinen, Juha R. Vallinen, Marc Greis, James Tapani Siren