Patents by Inventor Mikko Säily

Mikko Säily 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: 11502778
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product receive an application flow comprising a source flow and a supplementary flow from a core network. The method, apparatus and computer program product receive a flow payload indication from the core network. The method, apparatus and computer program product determine whether the application flow is to be transmitted via a unicast transmission or a multicast transmission. The method, apparatus and computer program product determine whether the supplementary flow is droppable based on the flow payload indication and whether the application flow is to be transmitted via a unicast transmission or a multicast transmission. The method, apparatus and computer program product cause only the source flow to be transmitted in a circumstance where the supplementary flow is droppable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: David Navrátil, Athul Prasad, Mikko Säily, Andreas Maeder
  • Publication number: 20220299589
    Abstract: In accordance with some example embodiments, a method may include transmitting, by a network entity, at least one positioning measurement configuration associated with at least one radio access network notification area to a user equipment. The method may further include receiving, by the network entity, at least one location message. The method may further include transmitting, by the network entity, at least one location message response The at least one location message response comprises at least one last known location of the user equipment transmitted to the location management entity or at least one last location-associated measurement by the user equipment transmitted to the location management entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Mikko SÄILY, Elena VIRTEJ, Diomidis MICHALOPOULOS
  • Publication number: 20220283259
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for a multi-stage positioning reference signal (PRS) mechanism for downlink angle of departure (DL-AoD) positioning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Tao TAO, Ryan KEATING, Mikko SÄILY, Karri RANTA-AHO
  • Publication number: 20220286888
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for beam tracking to reduce latency. A method may include receiving from a network node, a radio resource control reconfiguration message. The method may also include sending a radio resource control reconfiguration complete message in response to the radio resource control reconfiguration message. The method may further include performing radio resource management measurements according to information contained in the radio resource control reconfiguration message. In addition, the method may include preparing a measurement report based on the radio resource management measurements. Further, the method may include sending the measurement report to the network node. The method may also include maintaining a spatial relation with a cell or a carrier that is identified in the measurement report, as indicated in the radio resource control reconfiguration message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Lars DALSGAARD, Mikko SÄILY, Tero HENTTONEN, Elena VIRTEJ
  • Publication number: 20220279395
    Abstract: An example method, apparatus, and computer-readable storage medium are provided for early data transmission (EDT) random access (RA) procedure for dual connectivity or carrier aggregation. In an example implementation, the method may include receiving configuration information from a network node, initiating an early data transmission (EDT) random access (RA) procedure with one or more cells indicated in the configuration information, determining a secondary cell of the one or more cells as a preferred secondary cell, and transmitting data to the preferred secondary cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Wolfgang ZIRWAS, Mikko SÄILY, Elena VIRTEJ
  • Publication number: 20220271884
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method comprising providing a primary cell capable of serving a terminal device; determining a candidate secondary cell group, comprising one or more cells that have coverage area within the coverage are of the primary cell; determining, from the candidate secondary cell group, a cell that, based on information obtained before or during a connection setup signalling, has the highest probability of being successfully configured as a secondary cell for an inter-site carrier aggregation for the terminal device; and configuring the cell as the secondary cell for the inter-site carrier aggregation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicant: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Elena VIRTEJ, Mikko SÄILY, Wolfgang ZIRWAS, Tero HENTTONEN, Ingo VIERING, Lars DALSGAARD
  • Publication number: 20220263615
    Abstract: According to an example embodiment, a method may include determining, by a first base station associated with a first cell based on a synchronization signal block (SSB) configuration indicating one or more resources on which a synchronization signal block (SSB) may be transmitted by a second cell, one or more interference protected resources on which the first cell will reduce interference towards the second cell; and sending, by the first base station associated with the first cell to a second base station associated with the second cell, information identifying the one or more interference protected resources on which the first cell will reduce interference towards the second cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Ingo VIERING, Mikko SÄILY, Jorma Johannes KAIKKONEN
  • Patent number: 11412424
    Abstract: An apparatus suitable for at least to: receive, from a serving access node, a random access update precondition and a configuration with regard to a conditional handover, wherein the configuration indicates at least one handover candidate cell; carry out measurements according to the configuration, and if the random access update precondition is fulfilled, transmit a message to the serving access node, the message comprising information obtained by the measurements and indicating at least one beam of at least one handover candidate cell and/or at least one handover candidate cell that caused the random access update precondition being fulfilled for obtaining a random access resource configuration for carrying out the conditional handover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Tommi Jokela, Mikko Säily, Ingo Viering, Timo Koskela
  • Patent number: 11395206
    Abstract: According to an example aspect of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus (110) comprising at least one processing core, at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code being configured to, with the at least one processing core, cause the apparatus at least to receive, from a first cell (120), an indication of a measurement configuration valid for at least one neighbour cell (130) of the first cell (120), and perform at least one measurement in accordance with the measurement configuration responsive to a radio link failure of a radio link (112) over which the apparatus is communicating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Ahmad Awada, Mikko Säily, Jarmo Mäkinen
  • Patent number: 11363506
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment, there is disclosed a method comprising: measuring, by a user equipment, more than one communication beam established at the user equipment in a communication network; acquiring information associated with measurements of more than one communication beam established at the user equipment in the communication network; based on the information, deriving a cell measurement quantity as a function of the performed measurements of more than one communication beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Ahmad Awada, Jedrzej Stanczak, Timo Koskela, Mikko Säily, Ingo Viering
  • Publication number: 20220173857
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for configuring and/or transmitting positioning reference signals (PRS) are provided. One method may include providing, to a user equipment, configuration information (306) for determining reference points for positioning measurements (308) or for user equipment assistance measurements. The assistance information indicates a grouping of downlink reference signals for measurements and reporting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Diomidis MICHALOPOULOS, Ahmad Awada, Eva Perez, Mikko Säily, Andreas Maeder, Timo Koskela
  • Patent number: 11343722
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from improved handover. For example, it may be helpful to manage a list candidate cells to which a user equipment may be handed over. A method may include receiving at a user equipment a list of prepared candidate cells from a source cell. The method may also include transmitting the list of prepared candidate cells from the user equipment to a target cell after or during handover from the source cell to the target cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Timo Koskela, Mikko Säily, Ingo Viering, Tommi Jokela
  • Publication number: 20220053399
    Abstract: A method includes determining, by a source base station, based on at least one of a measurement report received from a terminal device and a mobility trajectory of the terminal device, a prepared cell list that includes a set of cells where the terminal device is capable of handover. The method includes sending at least one required context for the handover to the set of cells in the prepared cell list. The method also includes receiving acknowledgement from the set of cells. The method further includes sending a handover complete message, which contains the prepared cell list, to the terminal device, wherein the prepared cell list provides a capability for the terminal device to make a number of handovers when the terminal device is within a coverage area of the set of cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Mikko Säily, Tommi Jokela, Sofonias Hailu
  • Publication number: 20220038920
    Abstract: Inter-alia, a method is disclosed comprising: obtaining at least two sets of sample measurements, wherein a respective set of sample measurements thereof is indicative of one or more signals that are observable by an antenna, wherein a respective set of sample measurements of the at least two sets of sample measurements is measured with a respective antenna of at least two antennas, and wherein the two antennas have a distance from one another and are comprised by or connectable to an apparatus; determining time-of-arrival, TOA, difference information indicative of a TOA difference between the at least two sets of sample measurements, wherein the TOA difference information is determined based, at least in part, on at least two sets of sample measurements, the determining comprising checking whether the TOA difference reflects said distance between the at least two antennas. Corresponding apparatus, computer program and system are further disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Oana-Elena BARBU, Mikko SÄILY, Diomidis MICHALOPOULOS, Benny VEJLGAARD
  • Publication number: 20220006563
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product receive an application flow comprising a source flow and a supplementary flow from a core network. The method, apparatus and computer program product receive a flow payload indication from the core network. The method, apparatus and computer program product determine whether the application flow is to be transmitted via a unicast transmission or a multicast transmission. The method, apparatus and computer program product determine whether the supplementary flow is droppable based on the flow payload indication and whether the application flow is to be transmitted via a unicast transmission or a multicast transmission. The method, apparatus and computer program product cause only the source flow to be transmitted in a circumstance where the supplementary flow is droppable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: David Navrátil, Athul Prasad, Mikko Säily, Andreas Maeder
  • Publication number: 20210120458
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from improved handover. For example, it may be helpful to manage a list candidate cells to which a user equipment may be handed over. A method may include receiving at a user equipment a list of prepared candidate cells from a source cell. The method may also include transmitting the list of prepared candidate cells from the user equipment to a target cell after or during handover from the source cell to the target cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Timo Koskela, Mikko Säily, Ingo Viering, Tommi Jokela
  • Patent number: 10976402
    Abstract: In accordance with example embodiments of the invention there is at least a method and apparatus to perform at least detecting, by an unmanned vehicle of a communication network, a radio connection quality degradation at the unmanned vehicle; and in response to the detecting, autonomously directing the unmanned vehicle on a rescue movement path to new geographical coordinates provided by the communication network to maintain or reestablish the radio connection. Further, to perform determining that a radio connection quality degradation is to occur or has occurred at an unmanned vehicle of a communication network; and based on the determining, providing a rescue movement path to new geographical coordinates to the unmanned vehicle for a radio connection quality degradation to maintain or reestablish the radio connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Elena Virtej, Jeroen Wigard, Jari Hulkkonen, Mikko Säily, Istvan Kovacs, Nitin Mangalvedhe
  • Publication number: 20210076164
    Abstract: An apparatus in a network function comprising at least one processor and at least one memory including computer code for one or more programs, the at least one memory and the computer code configured, with the at least one processor, to cause the apparatus at least to: determine that a protocol data unit session for a user equipment is to be updated to add or modify multicast information; and provide multicast context information associated with said user equipment which causes said user equipment to receive multicast data associated with said multicast context information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: David Navratil, Pekka Korja, Athul Prasad, Mikko Säily
  • Publication number: 20210076271
    Abstract: An apparatus suitable for at least to: receive, from a serving access node, a random access update precondition and a configuration with regard to a conditional handover, wherein the configuration indicates at least one handover candidate cell; carry out measurements according to the configuration, and if the random access update precondition is fulfilled, transmit a message to the serving access node, the message comprising information obtained by the measurements and indicating at least one beam of at least one handover candidate cell and/or at least one handover candidate cell that caused the random access update precondition being fulfilled for obtaining a random access resource configuration for carrying out the conditional handover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Tommi Jokela, Mikko Säily, Ingo Viering, Timo Koskela
  • Publication number: 20210076166
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising at least one processor and at least one memory including computer code for one or more programs, the at least one memory and the computer code configured, with the at least one processor, to cause the apparatus at least to: receive a message from at least one user equipment requesting to join a multicasting/broadcasting group; receive data for multicasting/broadcasting from a data network; generate multicasting/broadcasting session information for the data; route the data based on the multicasting/broadcasting session to at least one access point, wherein the access point wirelessly communicates the data to user equipment based on the multicasting/broadcasting session information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: David Navratil, Pekka Korja, Athul Prasad, Mikko Säily