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).

  • Publication number: 20240111015
    Abstract: The present subject matter relates to an apparatus for a wireless communication system. The apparatus comprises means being configured for: receiving from antennas of another apparatus, herein referred to as user apparatus, antenna signals respectively; determining ranges between the apparatus and the antennas of the user apparatus using the multiple antenna signals; determining an orientation of the user apparatus using the determined ranges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Jukka Olavi TALVITIE, Mikko SÄILY, Mikko VALKAMA, Ruben MORALES FERRE
  • Patent number: 11930416
    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. 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: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks OY
    Inventors: Mikko Säily, Tommi Jokela, Sofonias Hailu
  • Publication number: 20240057022
    Abstract: A method may include receiving, by a first user device from a network node or a second user device, 1) a positioning measurement report including at least one positioning measurement measured by a reference device, and 2) reference positioning-related information to be used for testing and/or validating a machine learning model; determining estimated positioning-related information as outputs of the machine learning model based on at least a portion of the positioning measurement report as inputs to the machine learning model; determining a performance indication of the machine learning model based on the reference positioning-related information and the estimated positioning-related information, wherein the performance indication indicates a performance or accuracy of the machine learning model; and performing, by the first user device, an action based on the performance indication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2023
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Inventors: Muhammad Ikram ASHRAF, Teemu Mikael VEIJALAINEN, Mikko SÄILY, Oana-Elena BARBU, Taylan SAHIN, Afef FEKI, Athul PRASAD
  • Publication number: 20230413219
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method comprising determining one or more radio access nodes based on available location information of a target user device and at least one neighboring user device of the target user device; transmitting a sidelink information request to the one or more radio access nodes, wherein the sidelink information request indicates requesting sidelink information of the target user device and the at least one neighboring user device of the target user device; receiving the sidelink information from the one or more radio access nodes; and transmitting, to at least one of the one or more radio access nodes and/or the at least one neighboring user device, at least a part of a locality database and/or a sidelink positioning configuration for positioning the target user device, wherein the locality database and/or the sidelink positioning configuration are based at least on the sidelink information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventors: Muhammad Ikram ASHRAF, Taylan SAHIN, Mikko SÄILY, Ryan KEATING, Diomidis MICHALOPOULOS
  • Publication number: 20230379865
    Abstract: A method may include determining, by a user device, an identifier to be used in a random access procedure to indicate a request for a positioning reference signal; selecting, by the user device, a downlink reference signal among a plurality of downlink reference signals received from a network node; controlling sending, by the user device to the network node, as part of a random access procedure, a random access preamble via a random access resource associated with the selected downlink reference signal, and the determined identifier; controlling receiving, by the user device from the network node, the requested positioning reference signal; and carrying out a positioning procedure using the requested positioning reference signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Inventors: Mikko Säily, Timo Koskela, Risto Ilari Wichman
  • Patent number: 11825385
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: David Navratil, Pekka Korja, Athul Prasad, Mikko Säily
  • Publication number: 20230370221
    Abstract: Examples of the present disclosure relate to User Equipment positioning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2021
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Inventors: Joerg SCHAEPPERLE, Juha Pekka KARJALAINEN, Mikko SÄILY
  • Publication number: 20230366974
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to User Equipment positioning apparatuses, methods and computer programs. Certain examples provide a User Equipment, UE (110), comprising means (500) for: receiving (201), from a Radio Access Network, RAN, node (120), positioning configuration information (801, 801?) for configuring the UE to perform a device-to-device communication channel based positioning procedure (803, 803) with one or more other UEs (110a, 110b) for enabling the UE to determine information (804) indicative of one or more positions of the one or more other UEs relative to the UE; performing (202), based at least in part on the configuration information, the device-to-device communication channel based positioning procedure and determining therefrom information indicative of the one or more positions of the one or more other UEs relative to the UE; and transmitting (203), to the RAN node, the information indicative of the one or more positions of the one or more other UEs relative to the UE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Inventors: Benny VEJLGAARD, Mikko SÄILY
  • Publication number: 20230362777
    Abstract: There are provided measures for location service continuity in case of mobility procedures. Such measures, for example, comprise, at a first network entity handling connection and mobility management tasks in a mobile network, receiving a first message indicative of completion of a mobility procedure with respect to a terminal in said mobile network, determining whether there is an ongoing location service session for said terminal, and transmitting, if there is said ongoing location service session for said terminal, a second message indicative of completion of said mobility procedure with respect to said terminal towards a second network entity configured to expose a location service for said terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2023
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Inventors: Sankaran BALASUBRAMANIAM, Shubhranshu SINGH, Mikko SÄILY
  • Publication number: 20230269606
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and a computer-readable storage medium are provided for a machine learning (ML) model based radio resource management. In one example embodiment, the method may include a network node defining a validity area and a measurement group for at least a ML model for one or more user equipments and transmitting the validity area and the measurement group of the at least one ML model to the user equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Inventors: Mikko SÄILY, Teemu Mikael VEIJALAINEN
  • Patent number: 11711739
    Abstract: An embodiment may comprise: transmitting, by a user device in a low activity state a type of the low activity state being according to an anchor access node, a random access message to a network node providing a target cell of a cell reselection. The method may also comprise, in response to receiving a random access response for the random access message from the network node providing the target cell, transmitting, to the network node providing the target cell, a radio connection reactivation request, the reactivation request comprising an indication of an anchor access node of the user device. The method may also comprise, in response to the radio connection reactivation request, receiving a radio connection reactivation message indicating a radio connection reactivation to the anchor access node as a logical link associated with a radio link provided by the target cell of the cell reselection or receiving an inactivation message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Mikko Säily, Tommi Jokela, Sofonias Hailu
  • Patent number: 11540190
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for deploying an unmanned vehicle base station (BS) are provided. One method may include receiving an indication from at least one device of its capability to switch to a temporary cell of an unmanned vehicle base station (BS), and determining, based on knowledge of locations on a planned path of the unmanned vehicle base station (BS), which of the at least one device is located within coverage of one of the locations on the planned path. The method may then include configuring discontinuous reception cycles or Power-Saving Mode (PSM) of the at least one device so that the at least one device is awake when the unmanned vehicle base station (BS) establishes the temporary cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Nitin Mangalvedhe, Istvan Kovacs, Benedek Schultz, Elena Virtej, Jeroen Wigard, Mikko Säily
  • 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: 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: 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: 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