Patents by Inventor Mika Rinne

Mika Rinne 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: 10225856
    Abstract: Resources are allocated on a shared downlink control channel by an allocation table that is partitioned into a first, fixed length partition and into at least one second, variable length partition. The fixed length and the modulation and coding scheme MCS of the first partition is known a priori. The second variable length and the MCS of the second partition may be given in the first partition. Robustness may be varied between different second partitions of the same allocation table, or even within a single second partition to account for users at different proximity to the network node giving the allocations. Users may be identified in the first partition (e.g., a fixed number of users), and/or in the second partition (either additional allocated users or all users being allocated if the first partition does not identify users). Method, apparatus, computer program, integrated circuit and systems are detailed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jussi Kahtava, Mika Rinne, Olav Tirkkonen
  • Publication number: 20180262950
    Abstract: Amethod includes determining that a full PDCP status report does not fit inot a single PDCP Control PDU, generating a parital PDCP status report that fits into the single PDCP Control PDU, and sending the single PDCP Control PDU containing the partial PDCP status report. Another method includes receiving a PDCP Control PDU where the maximum size thereof is limited, and determining that the received PDCP Control PDU contains a partial PDCP status report instead of a complete PDCP status report. Apparatus, program products, programs, UEs, base stations, and a communication system are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Esa MALKAMÄKI, Henri KOSKINEN, Benoist SEBIRE, Mika RINNE
  • Patent number: 9974006
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from coordination in interworking. For example, certain wireless communication systems may benefit from link setup level coordination, such as coordination between a first radio access technology base station and a terminal that is setting up a link to a second radio access technology. A method may include, for example, determining an allowed link setup level for a terminal. The method may also include communicating the allowed link setup level to the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Jarkko Kneckt, Mika Rinne
  • Publication number: 20180054333
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from identification of devices or systems using a channel. For example, certain communication systems may benefit from non-orthogonal cover code for co-channel network isolation. A method can include deciding a cover code index. The method can also include signaling the cover code index to a user equipment. The cover code index can correspond to a non-orthogonal cover code that is created in a network-specific manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventor: Mika RINNE
  • Patent number: 9883441
    Abstract: A method includes receiving packets of a flow at a packet data convergence protocol layer; and based on at least one criterion, routing the flow to one or both of at least one cellular transport radio and a wireless local area network transport radio. Another method includes receiving at a packet data network gateway from an S 1 interface a dynamic host configuration protocol request for a station; one of creating an internet protocol configuration for the station or generating another dynamic host configuration protocol request to a dynamic host configuration protocol server to obtain the internet protocol configuration; and delivering the internet protocol configuration to the station. Apparatus for performing the methods are also disclosed, as are computer-readable program storage devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Mika Rinne, Jarkko Koskela, Sami Kekki
  • Patent number: 9820263
    Abstract: A shared control channel structure includes at least one control channel to be allocated at least to a user for at least one of uplink and downlink directions in a network, which the at least one control channel is arranged as at least a part of a modular structure comprising of modular code blocks on at least two different sizes. One of such modular structures may be represented as a tree structure in particular, where each of the modular code blocks define one node of the tree, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Mika Rinne, Frank Frederiksen, Troels Kolding, Samuli Visuri
  • Patent number: 9756536
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention in a heterogeneous network, there is provided an apparatus, comprising a receiver configured to receive information from a local access point, the information comprising system information of a macro base station associated with the local access point. The information may be received responsive to a request and/or the information may comprise full system information. The at least one processing core may cause the apparatus to participate in a procedure with the macro base station based at least in part on the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Haitao Li, Mika Rinne, Yang Liu
  • Publication number: 20170078905
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for adaptation of WLAN selection thresholds. In one aspect there is provided a method, which may include receiving, at a user equipment, information including one or more thresholds for use when evaluating a selection of a wireless local area network access point for offloading; comparing, by the user equipment, a quality of an access provided by the wireless local area network access point selected in accordance with the one or more thresholds to another quality provided by a cellular access point; reporting, by the user equipment, a result of the comparing; and receiving, by the user equipment in response to the reporting, additional information including one or more adjusted thresholds for use when evaluating wireless local area network access point selection. Related systems, articles of manufacture, and the like are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Mika KASSLIN, Janne MARIN, Mika RINNE, Antti SORRI
  • Patent number: 9504036
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer program for configuring a terminal device of a cellular system to propose aggregation of unlicensed frequencies for the use of the terminal device. A network element receiving the proposal processes the proposal and configures the aggregation of the unlicensed frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Mika Rinne, Mikko Uusitalo, Antti Sorri
  • Publication number: 20160262080
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for multipath interfaces are provided. One method includes establishing, by a user equipment, multiple network interfaces for multipath transmissions, wherein the multiple interfaces comprise a first radio interface and a second radio interface. The method also includes receiving a request from an access-path network to keep flows of the first radio interface and the second radio interface separate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Mika RINNE, Sami Johannes KEKKI, Markus ISOMÄKI
  • Publication number: 20160227529
    Abstract: A shared control channel structure includes at least one control channel to be allocated at least to a user for at least one of uplink and downlink directions in a network, which the at least one control channel is arranged as at least a part of a modular structure comprising of modular code blocks on at least two different sizes. One of such modular structures may be represented as a tree structure in particular, where each of the modular code blocks define one node of the tree, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Mika RINNE, Frank FREDERIKSEN, Troels KOLDING, Samuli VISURI
  • Publication number: 20160119862
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to facilitate interworking a plurality of cellular radio access networks and wireless local area networks (WLANs). In the context of a method, a set of information is maintained for a plurality of different cellular radio access networks that defines a relative priority of selection among the cellular radio access networks. The method also includes maintaining wireless access selection information defining a relative priority of selection among one or more WLANs relative to the cellular radio access networks. The method also permits the relative priority of the WLANs to be modified without modification of the set of information. For example, the relative priority the WLANs may be modified in a manner specific to the user equipment or specific to a cell. The method may also include causing notification to be provided to user equipment of the set of information and the wireless access selection information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Applicant: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Mika RINNE, Sami KEKKI
  • Patent number: 9300812
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus for facilitating charging in cognitive radio systems. The apparatus is configured to receive a data structure comprising accounting information, to obtain price information relating to the accounting information and to derive charging information and to send the charging information to a network. In some embodiments the apparatus is further configured to derive a revenue distribution scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Mika Rinne, Mikko Uusitalo
  • Publication number: 20160080958
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for reporting WLAN-related information. In one aspect there is provided a method. The method may include receiving, at a user equipment, a request from a cellular radio access network to obtain information about a wireless local area network, wherein the request comprises at least one of a logged measurement configuration, a measurement configuration, or a trace procedure; and reporting, in response to the request, at least one of a measurement representative of a wireless local area network access point, a load experienced by the wireless local area network access point, or a capacity experienced by the wireless local area network access point. Related apparatus, systems, methods, and articles are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Mika Rinne, Carl Wijting, Sami Johannes Kekki, Mikko A. Uusitalo, Niko Kiukkonen, Antti Sorri
  • Patent number: 9281917
    Abstract: A shared control channel structure includes at least one control channel to be allocated at least to a user for at least one of uplink and downlink directions in a network, which the at least one control channel is arranged as at least a part of a modular structure comprising of modular code blocks on at least two different sizes. One of such modular structures may be represented as a tree structure in particular, where each of the modular code blocks define one node of the tree, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Mika Rinne, Frank Frederiksen, Troels Kolding, Samuli Visuri
  • Patent number: 9241341
    Abstract: An approach is provided for carrier indication and carrier sensing. Interference information relating to radio interface with one or more neighboring nodes is generated. The interference information is transmitted over a designated channel to the one or more neighboring nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Mika Rinne, Olav Tirkkonen
  • Patent number: 9137832
    Abstract: A provided apparatus is caused to direct establishment of a connection of the apparatus with a core network via a wide area radio access network (RAN), where the core network is coupled to an external network. The apparatus is also caused to select or receive selection of a local area network that is coupled to the same or different external network via one or more local gateways (L-GWs). The apparatus is caused to request selection of a L-GW of the one or more L-GWs from the core network via the wide area RAN, and in response, receive an identity of a selected L-GW. Further, the apparatus is caused to direct contact with the selected L-GW based on the identity, and establishment of a connection of the apparatus with the selected L-GW. The apparatus may thereby be connected to the external network via the local area network and selected L-GW.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Mika Rinne, Heikki Kokkinen, Sami Kekki, Klaus Doppler
  • Patent number: 9107202
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing coordination of device to device communication may include a processor. The processor is configured to communicate a request for a resource allocation to a network communication node (300). The resource allocation is related to resources usable for device to device communication between a first terminal communicating the request and a second terminal. The processor is further configured to receive a resource allocation including an amount and duration of resources to be used for the device to device communication in response to the request (310), and utilize the resource allocation for device to device communication with the second terminal (320).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Klaus Doppler, Carl Wijting, Cassio Ribeiro, Mika Rinne
  • Publication number: 20150139189
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention in a heterogeneous network, there is provided an apparatus, comprising a receiver configured to receive information from a local access point, the information comprising system information of a macro base station associated with the local access point. The information may be received responsive to a request and/or the information may comprise full system information. The at least one processing core may cause the apparatus to participate in a procedure with the macro base station based at least in part on the information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Haitao Li, Mika Rinne, Yang Liu
  • Patent number: 9019909
    Abstract: Method, apparatus, and computer program product embodiments are disclosed to provide a wireless device with suitable operating parameters for wireless resource sharing with heterogeneous wireless networks to enable coexistence of secondary networks in a shared band environment. An example embodiment includes a method, comprising: receiving a request from a wireless network, requesting device management information for coexistence within an unassigned frequency band with zero or more neighboring wireless networks of the wireless network; and providing the requested device management information for the wireless network, based on at least location of the wireless network, the device management information including at least allowed frequency and transmission power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Mika Rinne, Mikko Uusitalo, Mika Kasslin