Patents by Inventor Seppo Ilmari Vesterinen

Seppo Ilmari Vesterinen 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: 10390377
    Abstract: A primary connection to a user terminal configured to operate using dual connectivity is maintained. A first control interface is maintained to a first radio node maintaining a secondary connection to the user terminal configured to operate using dual connectivity, the first radio node providing a local gateway for the user terminal. A second control interface is maintained to a core network and a local gateway towards a core network is emulated by providing control plane functions of the local gateway provided by the first radio node towards the core network over the second control interface. Local gateway related control messages are relayed between the core network and the first radio node over the first control interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Seppo Ilmari Vesterinen, Esa Mikael Malkamaki
  • Patent number: 10334641
    Abstract: A second internet protocol network is logically connected to a packet data network connection provided between a user equipment and a first internet protocol network over a radio access network, the second internet protocol network located on a data path from the first internet protocol network to the user equipment. The first internet protocol network represents the highest level internet protocol point of attachment to the packet data network connection. Router advertisements are sent from the second internet protocol network to the user equipment over the radio access network via the packet data network connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Seppo Ilmari Vesterinen, Jouni Korhonen, Matti Einari Laitila
  • Publication number: 20190014471
    Abstract: An apparatus suitable for at least to: select a cell in a low activity state, and; in the case the selected cell is the same as a serving cell while carrying out a state change to the low activity state, transmit a radio connection resume request to the selected cell; or in the case the selected cell is another cell than the serving cell while carrying out a state change to the low activity state, transmit a radio resume request to the selected cell with information on the location of the user device provided the information on the location has not been transmitted in relation to a cell change carried out in the low activity state; receive, as a response to the radio connection resume request, a radio connection resume request response, and carry out a radio connection resume for the data transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Mikko Saily, Sofonias Hailu, Seppo Ilmari Vesterinen
  • Patent number: 10085183
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for handling user equipment (UE) context for dual connectivity in, for example, enhanced small cell networks are provided. One method includes associating small cell identifiers that are assigned by an anchor evolved node B (eNB) with a unique cell identifier related to the anchor eNB, and reporting user equipment (UE) history information in dual connectivity mode to a target evolved node B (eNB). The UE history information comprises at least the unique cell identifier of the anchor eNB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Yixue Lei, Kodo Shu, Haitao Li, Seppo Ilmari Vesterinen, Xiang Xu
  • Publication number: 20180115927
    Abstract: Improving user experience during handover. Transmitting by a source base station to a target base station a handover request message including a range of QoS profiles, receiving by the source bases station from the target base station a handover request acknowledge message indicating the radio resources or QoS profile selected from the range of QoS profiles, transmitting by the source base station station an identified resource gap between the selected QoS profile of the target base station and the currently used QoS profile in the source base station to an experience management entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Seppo Ilmari VESTERINEN, Matti Einari LAITILA, Kaisu IISAKKILA, Devaki CHANDRAMOULI, Cinzia SARTORI
  • Patent number: 9913213
    Abstract: The present invention proposes methods, devices and computer program products in relation to enhancements for providing for RAN based LGW selection. Two basic options for the RAN based improved solution are presented for scenarios in which HeNB sends a list of the available LGW addresses/identities and the APNs supported by the different LGWs. According to option 1, if more than one LGW can support a given APN, then the H(e)NB only sends the address of the preferred LGW (e.g., based on local network topology) for the given APN. According to option 2, the HeNB sends priority value (s) with the addresses of the LGWs (for the LGWs only (irrespective of supported APNs) or for (only) the APNs supported by each LGW. Then, the MME/SGSN may consider this priority value (s) at the LGW selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Seppo Ilmari Vesterinen, Gyorgy Tamas Wolfner, Robert Zaus
  • Publication number: 20170374578
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising at least one processing circuitry, and at least one memory for storing instructions to be executed by the processing circuitry, wherein the at least one memory and the instructions are configured to, with the at least one processing circuitry, cause the apparatus at least: to determine whether a bearer to be set up and used for a communication connection of a communication element is a bearer eligible for selected traffic offloading to a local gateway of a cell group when the local gateway is available, and in case the determination is affirmative, to provide an indication in a signaling to a communication network control element of the communication element, the indication indicates that the bearer to be set up is a bearer eligible for selected traffic off-loading as soon as a local gateway is available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Srinivasan SELVAGANAPATHY, Seppo Ilmari VESTERINEN, Xiang XU
  • Publication number: 20170367131
    Abstract: A second internet protocol network is logically connected to a packet data network connection provided between a user equipment and a first internet protocol network over a radio access network, the second internet protocol network located on a data path from the first internet protocol network to the user equipment. The first internet protocol network represents the highest level internet protocol point of attachment to the packet data network connection. Router advertisements are sent from the second internet protocol network to the user equipment over the radio access network via the packet data network connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Seppo Ilmari VESTERINEN, Jouni KORHONEN, Matti Einari LAITILA
  • Patent number: 9839056
    Abstract: A second internet protocol network is logically connected to a packet data network connection provided between a user equipment and a first internet protocol network over a radio access network, the second internet protocol network located on a data path from the first internet protocol network to the user equipment. The first internet protocol network represents the highest level internet protocol point of attachment to the packet data network connection. Router advertisements are sent from the second internet protocol network to the user equipment over the radio access network via the packet data network connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Seppo Ilmari Vesterinen, Jouni Korhonen, Matti Einari Laitila
  • Patent number: 9807012
    Abstract: There are provided measures for traffic flow mobility with a single host connection. Such measures exemplarily comprise the definition of a first binding between a set of home addresses of a host and an address of a first interface of a mobile access gateway to a local mobility anchor, the definition of at least one second binding between the same set of home addresses of the host and an address of at least one second interface of the mobile access gateway to the local mobility anchor, and the recording of a mapping between any one of the first and second bindings and traffic flows between the host and the local mobility anchor via a host connection to the mobile access gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Matti Einari Laitila, Seppo Ilmari Vesterinen
  • Patent number: 9794970
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and apparatuses for providing network access, wherein a connection to a core network is established via a wireless access device and a gateway device. Connectivity of the wireless access device is restricted to a pre-defined group of core network address of a pool of gateway devices with multi-node connectivity to the core network, and a single address is selected to establish the connection to a one of the gateway devices. The gateway device is provided with a relay function for mapping a single input address to a plurality of core network addresses based on a location information of the wireless access device and with at least one co-located decentralized core network functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Angelo Centonza, Alan Ford, Matti Tapani Kiiski, Matti Einari Laitila, Juergen Michel, Seppo Ilmari Vesterinen
  • Publication number: 20170280474
    Abstract: According to an example embodiment, A method may include scheduling, by a base station, uplink wireless resources for a user device, receiving, from the user device via the scheduled wireless resources, data associated with at least a first application and a second application, monitoring whether the user device is meeting a first quality of service policy associated with the first application based on the received data associated with the first application, monitoring whether the user device is meeting a second quality of service policy associated with the second application based on the received data associated with the second application, and instructing the user device to adjust an uplink data rate of an application flow associated with the first application based on the monitoring whether the user device is meeting the quality of service policy for the first application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Seppo Ilmari Vesterinen, Matti Einari Laitila, Marko Pentti Mikael Saarinen
  • Publication number: 20170231026
    Abstract: A primary connection to a user terminal configured to operate using dual connectivity is maintained. A first control interface is maintained to a first radio node maintaining a secondary connection to the user terminal configured to operate using dual connectivity, the first radio node providing a local gateway for the user terminal. A second control interface is maintained to a core network and a local gateway towards a core network is emulated by providing control plane functions of the local gateway provided by the first radio node towards the core network over the second control interface. Local gateway related control messages are relayed between the core network and the first radio node over the first control interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Seppo Ilmari VESTERINEN, Esa Mikael MALKAMAKI
  • Publication number: 20170231018
    Abstract: It is provided a method, comprising monitoring if a second data path is established for a flow, wherein a first internet protocol address is configured for the flow via a first data path between an apparatus performing the method and a packet data network; assigning, if the second data path is established, a second internet protocol address different from the first internet protocol address for the flow via the second data path, wherein at least a part of the first data path belongs to a radio access technology; at least a part of the second data path belongs to the radio access technology; and the part of the first data path is different from the part of the second data path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Wolfgang HAHN, Seppo Ilmari VESTERINEN, John Juha Antero RASANEN
  • Patent number: 9723531
    Abstract: A method includes responsive to receiving a first packet of a plurality of packets at a first radio access node enabling said first radio access node to receive at least one other of said plurality of packets. The method further includes causing said first packet to be sent by said first radio access node to a user equipment before said at least one other of said plurality of packets is caused to be sent to said user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Seppo Ilmari Vesterinen, Gyorgy Tamas Wolfner
  • Publication number: 20170215115
    Abstract: A device communicates with a terminal in association with at least a first other device, using at least two carriers, wherein at least a first carrier towards the terminal is established from the device and at least a second carrier is established towards the terminal from the first other device. The device receives a report indicative of a connection quality of the first carrier, responsive thereto issues a request for handover of the first carrier towards a second device, sends relocation information in relation to the first carrier towards the first other device, and only after sending that relocation information, commands the terminal to perform a handover of the first carrier to the second device. Such device, in cooperation with other devices, accomplishes an optimized handover in terms of a primary component carrier relocation from a serving eNB towards a target eNB, while a secondary component carrier is maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Seppo Ilmari Vesterinen, Johanna Katariina Pekonen, Henri Markus Koskinen
  • Patent number: 9668178
    Abstract: Provided are methods, corresponding apparatuses, and computer program products for providing mobility control for local area networks. A method includes connecting a user equipment to a first base station, wherein the first base station and the use equipment are connected with a second base station; and disconnecting the first base station from the second base station and connecting the first base station to a third base station during a handover of the user equipment from the second base station to the third base station. With the claimed inventions, mobility of a user equipment in local area networks can be well controlled and thus service continuity would be maintained, resulting in a robust user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Seppo Ilmari Vesterinen, Yang Liu, Haitao Li
  • Patent number: 9648519
    Abstract: A device communicates with a terminal in association with at least a first other device, using at least two carriers, wherein at least a first carrier towards the terminal is established from the device and at least a second carrier is established towards the terminal from the first other device. The device receives a report indicative of a connection quality of the first carrier, responsive thereto issues a request for handover of the first carrier towards a second device, sends relocation information in relation to the first carrier towards the first other device, and only after sending that relocation information, commands the terminal to perform a handover of the first carrier to the second device. Such device, in cooperation with other devices, accomplishes an optimized handover in terms of a primary component carrier relocation from a serving eNB towards a target eNB, while a secondary component carrier is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Seppo Ilmari Vesterinen, Johanna Katariina Pekonen, Henri Markus Koskinen
  • Publication number: 20170104717
    Abstract: It is provided a method, comprising configuring a first internet protocol address and a second internet protocol address different from the first internet protocol address for a connection between an apparatus performing the method and a packet data network; assigning the first internet protocol address to a first data path for the connection and to assign the second internet protocol address to a second data path for the connection, wherein at least a part of the first data path belongs to a radio access technology; at least a part of the second data path belongs to the radio access technology; and the part of the first data path is different from the part of the second data path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Seppo Ilmari VESTERINEN, Mika Petri Olavi RINNE, Matti Einari LAITILA
  • Patent number: 9603121
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and systems are provided for facilitating device-to-device connection establishment. A method may include directing broadcast of an indication of a device-to-device registration area identification in each of one or more cells forming a device-to-device registration area identified by the device-to-device registration area identification. The method may further include directing receipt of a device-to-device registration request originated by a first terminal apparatus in response to the broadcast indication. The first terminal apparatus may be located within the registration area. The method may additionally include registering the first terminal apparatus based at least in part upon the device-to-device registration request. Corresponding apparatuses and systems are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Ling Yu, Vinh Van Phan, Kari Veikko Horneman, Seppo Ilmari Vesterinen, Timo Koskela, Tao Chen