Patents by Inventor Marko Niemi

Marko Niemi 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: 11190934
    Abstract: Various examples pertaining to improvement for incorrect key set identifier (KSI) handling in mobile communications are described. An apparatus (e.g., user equipment) receives from a wireless network an authentication challenge after the processor having completed an authentication and key agreement (AKA) procedure with the wireless network. The apparatus detects an error in the authentication challenge and handles the error in the authentication challenge. For example, the apparatus can reject the authentication challenge responsive to detecting the error. Alternatively, the apparatus can accept the authentication challenge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: MediaTek Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Matti Moisanen, Jaakko Sitomaniemi, Marko Tapani Akselin, Jarkko Eskelinen, Marko Niemi
  • Patent number: 11190932
    Abstract: Examples pertaining to optimized allocation of new equipment identifier in mobile communications are described. An apparatus receives, from a network, an assignment of a plurality of temporary identities. The apparatus identifies itself with one of the plurality of temporary identities in performing a procedure with the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: MediaTek Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Matti Moisanen, Marko Niemi
  • Patent number: 11172349
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for efficiently operating of USIM FIDs and SFIs under USIM ADF. In one novel aspect, the UICC of the mobile equipment comprises one or more generation dedicated files (DFs), and one or more generation-dedicated elementary files (EFs) are stored in each corresponding generation DF. In one embodiment, at least one of the generation-dedicated EFs is assigned an SFI. In another embodiment, each generation-dedicated EFs is assigned an SFI. In yet another embodiment, all generation-dedicated EFs for one generation are stored in corresponding generation DF. In one embodiment, at least one of the 5GS EFs is associated with at least one of: 5GS 3GPP location information, 5GS non-3GPP location information, 5GS 3GPP Access NAS Security Context, non-5GS 3GPP Access NAS Security Context, and 5G authentication keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: MediaTek INC.
    Inventors: Yi Lun Yang, Marko Niemi
  • Publication number: 20210321477
    Abstract: Examples pertaining to protocol improvement for redirection to another system in mobile communications are described. An apparatus in a 5th Generation System (5GS) receives, from a mobile network, a reject cause indicating that redirection to an Evolved Packet System (EPS) is required. Responsive to receiving the reject cause while no suitable cell of the first mobile network connected to an Evolved Packet Core (EPC) is found or while no cell of the first mobile network connected to an EPC can be selected, the apparatus enters a predefined 5th Generation Mobility Management (5GMM) state and starts a timer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Marko Niemi, Matti Moisanen
  • Patent number: 11147125
    Abstract: A User Equipment (UE) including a Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) and a Mobile Equipment (ME) is provided. The ME is coupled to the UICC, and is configured to determine whether the UICC supports a first RAT in response to the UE operating in a cell which utilizes the first RAT, and use a data object for a second RAT to accommodate location information for the first RAT in response to the UICC not supporting the first RAT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Marko Niemi, Ting-Wen Chen, Chien-Chun Huang-Fu
  • Patent number: 11147116
    Abstract: A User Equipment (UE) communicates with one or both of a first 3GPP core network and a second 3GPP core network over one or both of a 3GPP access and a non-3GPP access. The communication includes: receiving, from the first 3GPP core network, a reject message; and searching for another suitable cell or another suitable Access Point (AP), when the reject message is received over the 3GPP access or the non-3GPP access and the UE is registered with the first 3GPP core network or the second 3GPP core network over the 3GPP access or the non-3GPP access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Marko Niemi, Jarkko Eskelinen, Matti Moisanen
  • Patent number: 11147036
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for handling of non-integrity reject message in the 5G system. In one novel aspect, the UE upon receiving the reject message via one access without integrity protection, retries one or more other accesses for one or more times before treating the rejection genuine. In one embodiment, the UE attempts the same 5GMM procedure over another access in the same cell/tracking area (TA). The alternative access including other types of 3GPP access and non-3GPP access. Subsequently, the UE can search the service from another cell/TA or another PLMN. In one embodiment, if the UE receives reject cause invalidating the UE with one access without integrity protection, the UE tries the system a few times before treating the reject genuine by tracking an invalidating counter, which is increased by one each time the rejection is received with a cause value invalidating the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: MediaTek Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Marko Niemi, Matti Moisanen, Jarkko Eskelinen
  • Patent number: 11140655
    Abstract: Examples pertaining to improved Globally Unique Temporary Identity (GUTI) allocation after establishment of mobile-terminated connection in mobile communications are described. An apparatus implemented in a UE receives a paging message from a network node of a wireless network. The apparatus then transmits a request to the network node responsive to receiving the paging message. In response to transmitting the request, the apparatus receives a signaling from the network node, with the signaling indicating a new temporary identity of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: MediaTek Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Marko Niemi, Matti Moisanen
  • Patent number: 11071043
    Abstract: A method of enhanced handling of a Forbidden Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) list is proposed. When a UE tries to attach to a PLMN and receives an ATTACH Reject message having no integrity protection, it could be transmitted from a network entity trying to block the PLMN for providing service. Therefore, by introducing a temporary forbidden PLMN list and a timer T3247, UE can avoid adding the PLMN ID to the Forbidden PLMN list and avoid being blocked for network access. Instead, UE is only temporary refrained from selecting the PLMN ID and is able to retry for the network access after T3247 expiry. The temporary list together with T3247 mechanism thus gives UE more opportunity to try with the same PLMN ID at a different time and/or a different UE location, where the malicious blocking is no longer available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: MediaTek INC.
    Inventors: Chien-Chun Huang-Fu, Marko Niemi
  • Publication number: 20210092598
    Abstract: Examples pertaining to user equipment (UE) key derivation at mobility update in mobile communications are described. An apparatus implemented in a UE conducts a registration with a first Access and Mobility Management Function (AMF) of a network. The apparatus also conducts one other registration with a second AMF of the network over a 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) access. In response, the apparatus receives a request from the second AMF over the 3GPP access. The apparatus then performs a key derivation to generate a derived key using a keying material from the initial registration with the first AMF to result in the UE and the second AMF sharing a common security context for the 3GPP access and a non-3GPP access.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Marko Niemi, Jarkko Eskelinen
  • Patent number: 10939347
    Abstract: Various examples pertaining to application of non-access stratum (NAS)-level congestion control timer values at intersystem change in mobile communications are described. A user equipment (UE) receives an indication of a NAS-level congestion control from a first type of wireless network. The UE starts a timer responsive to the receiving of the indication of the NAS-level congestion control. The UE then performs an intersystem change from the first type of wireless network to a second type of wireless network different from the first type by utilizing the timer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: MediaTek Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Marko Niemi, Matti Moisanen
  • Publication number: 20210051576
    Abstract: A method of registering to slices with mapped S-NSSAI alone in a 5GS is described. The method can include, upon a UE entering a VPLMN, the UE having a first PDN connection or a first PDU session that is to be transferred to the VPLMN and associated with a first HPLMN S-NSSAI, determining whether the UE has a first VPLMN S-NSSAI applicable in the VPLMN corresponding to the first HPLMN S-NSSAI. If not, a registration request message can be transmitted to register to a slice of the VPLMN for transferring the first PDN connection or the first PDU session to the VPLMN. The registration request message can include the first HPLMN S-NSSAI as a first mapped S-NSSAI for indicating the slice of the VPLMN to which the UE intends to register for transferring the first PDN connection or the first PDU session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: MediaTek Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Marko NIEMI, Jaakko SITOMANIEMI
  • Patent number: 10917838
    Abstract: Various examples pertaining to handling of Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN)-specific attempt counter in mobile communications are described. An apparatus (e.g., user equipment) detects an occurrence of a predefined condition. In response to the detecting, the apparatus performs certain operations, including: (i) adding a visited Public Land Mobile Network (VPLMN) identification (ID) to a list of one or more forbidden PLMNs stored in a storage device, (ii) removing the VPLMN ID from a list of extension of forbidden PLMNs stored in the storage device; and (iii) resetting a PLMN-specific attempt counter specific to the PLMN ID to zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: MediaTek Inc.
    Inventors: Chien-Chun Huang-Fu, Marko Niemi
  • Patent number: 10897701
    Abstract: Examples pertaining to no subscription permanent identifier (SUPI) or no non-3GPP coverage in 5G mobile communications are described. A processor controls a communication device of a UE to connect to one or more wireless networks and receive one or more 5GS services via a 3GPP access and a non-3GPP access. The processor performs either a first procedure or a second procedure. The first procedure involves: (i) detecting either no Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) being inserted in the UE or a SIM inserted in the UE being invalid; and (ii) entering the UE into a 5G no-SUPI substate responsive to the detecting. The second procedure involves: (i) performing registration or determining that the UE is registered to one or more 5GS services over the non-3GPP access; (ii) detecting an absence of non-3GPP coverage; and (iii) entering the UE into a no access point available substate responsive to the detecting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: MediaTek Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Marko Niemi, Matti Moisanen
  • Patent number: 10893413
    Abstract: Examples pertaining to user equipment (UE) key derivation at mobility update in mobile communications are described. An apparatus implemented in a UE conducts a registration with a first Access and Mobility Management Function (AMF) of a network. The apparatus also conducts one other registration with a second AMF of the network over a 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3 GPP) access. In response, the apparatus receives a request from the second AMF over the 3 GPP access. The apparatus then performs a key derivation to generate a derived key using a keying material from the initial registration with the first AMF to result in the UE and the second AMF sharing a common security context for the 3 GPP access and a non-3 GPP access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: MediaTek Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Marko Niemi, Jarkko Eskelinen
  • Publication number: 20210007030
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for EPS fallback status report by the modem to the upper layers. In one embodiment, the mobile terminal (MT) initiates a 5G voice call, detects an EPSFB triggered by the wireless network, identifies one or more EPSFB status and sends one or more EPSFB status indicators to at least one upper layer based on the identified one or more EPSFB status. In one embodiment, the EPS fall back is a redirection procedure. In another embodiment, the EPS fallback is a handover procedure. In yet another embodiment, the one or more EPSFB status indictors comprising a redirection to EPS started indicator, a handover to EPS started indicator, a redirection to EPS failed indicator, a handover to EPS failed indicator, a redirection to EPS success indicator, and a handover to EPS success indicator. In one embodiment, the MT sends EPSFB status indicators using AT command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Yucheng Huang, Chun Hsu, Cheng-Yu Chen, Marko Niemi
  • Publication number: 20200396590
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for efficiently operating of USIM FIDs and SFIs under USIM ADF. In one novel aspect, the UICC of the mobile equipment comprises one or more generation dedicated files (DFs), and one or more generation-dedicated elementary files (EFs) are stored in each corresponding generation DF. In one embodiment, at least one of the generation-dedicated EFs is assigned an SFI. In another embodiment, each generation-dedicated EFs is assigned an SFI. In yet another embodiment, all generation-dedicated EFs for one generation are stored in corresponding generation DF. In one embodiment, at least one of the 5GS EFs is associated with at least one of: 5GS 3GPP location information, 5GS non-3GPP location information, 5GS 3GPP Access NAS Security Context, non-5GS 3GPP Access NAS Security Context, and 5G authentication keys.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Yi Lun Yang, Marko Niemi
  • Patent number: 10863390
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure can provide an apparatus and method for communicating with core network of a fifth generation system. The method includes transmitting, by a processing circuitry of a user equipment, a non-access stratum transport message to the core network to initiate a non-access stratum transport procedure with the core network, and receiving an indication message from the core network when a network function of the core network is unable to process the non-access stratum transport message, wherein the indication message includes at least one of a payload type, a cause value, and timer information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Chien-Chun Huang-Fu, Marko Niemi
  • Publication number: 20200382565
    Abstract: A method executed by a UE communicatively connected to a first 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) network utilizing an advanced Radio Access Technology (RAT) is provided. The methods includes the following steps: receiving a message from the first 3GPP network, which indicates that the first 3GPP network supports IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) voice over Packet Switched (PS) sessions; and providing an indication that fallback of the UE to a second 3GPP network utilizing a legacy RAT is disabled to the first 3GPP network in response to the receiving of the message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Jani Raimo Ensio MANNINEN, Marko NIEMI, Kristian Alexander LAPPALAINEN, Sami JUTILA
  • Publication number: 20200351755
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide methods and an apparatus for enhancement of closed access groups (CAGs). For example, the apparatus can include a non-volatile memory, receiving circuitry, transmitting circuitry and processing circuitry. The receiving circuitry can be configured to receive a configuration update command message and a registration accept message, each of which includes a CAG information list IE containing a CAG information list. The transmitting circuitry can be configured to transmit a configuration update complete message and a registration request message. The processing circuitry can be configured to store the CAG information list of the CAG information list IE in the non-volatile memory, and select a public land mobile network based on the CAG information list stored in the non-volatile memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Chien-Chun Huang-Fu, Marko Niemi