Patents by Inventor Timo E. Lunttila

Timo E. Lunttila 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: 20200045733
    Abstract: A method is provided including: transmitting an uplink grant to a user equipment indicating a plurality of scheduled transmission time intervals within a continuous wideband resource allocation over a plurality of sub-channels; attempting to receive a plurality of first transmissions from the user equipment in each of one or more first transmission time intervals of the transmission time intervals, where each of the first transmissions in each of the first transmission time intervals corresponds to a different one of the sub-channels and corresponds to a different hybrid automatic repeat request process; attempting to receive a further transmission from the user equipment in each of the transmission time intervals following the first transmission time intervals, where each further transmission corresponds to a further hybrid automatic repeat request process; and determining a hybrid automatic repeat request process identifier for each successfully received first transmission and for each successfully received
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Esa T. Tiirola, Kari J. Hooli, Timo E. Lunttila, Klaus Hugl, Karol Schober
  • Publication number: 20200007298
    Abstract: It is determined that a first feedback for a first downlink data transmission is to be sent (or received) in a subframe n. If it is further determined that a second feedback for a second downlink data transmission is to be sent (or received) in a first slot of the subframe n, the first feedback is transmitted (or received) within a predetermined short transmission time interval within the first slot. As an addition, if it is further determined there is no second downlink data for which corresponding feedback is to be sent (or received) in the first slot of the subframe n, the first feedback is transmitted (or received) in at least the first slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Juha S. Korhonen, Timo E. Lunttila
  • Patent number: 10383111
    Abstract: In one exemplary embodiment, a method includes: transmitting a value from an access node towards an apparatus, where the value is indicative of a size of a first portion of an uplink resource block, where the uplink resource block is shared among a plurality of apparatus, where the first portion is specified for transmission of a first type of signaling to the access node, where a second portion of the uplink resource block is specified for transmission of a second type of signaling to the access node; and receiving at least one transmission using at least one of the first portion and the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Kari P. Pajukoski, Esa T. Tiirola, Kari J. Hooli, Timo E. Lunttila
  • Patent number: 10374774
    Abstract: A downlink data transmission is performed in a downlink subframe. One or more resources are determined. The one or more resources are to be used for transmission or reception of error information for the received transmission in an uplink subframe based at least on an association set between one or more downlink or special subframes and an uplink subframe. The determined association set depends on a downlink reference configuration. The association set for each uplink subframe comprises a grouping of the downlink or special subframes into at least two groups. An association set is defined only for the subframes which are uplink subframes in a corresponding downlink reference configuration. The error information is transmitted or received using the determined one or more resources in the uplink subframe. Methods, apparatus, programs, and program products are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Esa T. Tiirola, Timo E. Lunttila
  • Publication number: 20190141699
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer program for controlling allocation of control message fields in uplink transmission in a cellular telecommunication system are presented. Uplink control message fields are allocated to the resources of a physical uplink shared traffic channel according to an uplink transmission scheme selected for a user terminal. The control message fields are allocated so that transmission performance of the control messages is optimized for the selected uplink transmission scheme.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Wireless Future Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Timo E. Lunttila, Kari P. Pajukoski, Esa T. Tiirola
  • Patent number: 10285068
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, a method, comprising: receiving an information regarding one or more uplink grants of an assigned component carrier to use to transmit data; determining a set of uplink component carriers of licensed-assisted uplink component carriers that are considered as conditional uplink component carriers to use to transmit data; determining whether the assigned component carrier is available to transmit the data; based on determining that the assigned component carrier is not available to transmit the data, identifying a component carrier of the at least one conditional uplink component carrier of the licensed-assisted uplink component carriers that is available to transmit the data; and transmitting the data on the identified available component carrier of the licensed-assisted uplink component carriers, is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Klaus Hugl, Esa T. Tiirola, Timo E. Lunttila, Kari J. Hooli
  • Publication number: 20190097771
    Abstract: According to an example of an embodiment, a method is provided including transmitting, from a base station to a user equipment, at least one message indicative of a starting resource and an ending resource of a resource allocation, wherein the at least one message comprises: a resource indication value indicating an index of the starting resource corresponding to either a first resource allocation granularity or a second resource allocation granularity different from the first resource allocation granularity, a number of contiguously allocated resources following the starting resource, and at least one of: an offset value related to the first resource allocation granularity; and a truncation indication for indicating whether the user equipment is to truncate the resource allocation; and communicating, by the base station, data in accordance with the starting resource and the ending resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Karol SCHOBER, Timo E. LUNTTILA, Juha S. KORHONEN
  • Patent number: 10172119
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer program for controlling allocation of control message fields in uplink transmission in a cellular telecommunication system are presented. Uplink control message fields are allocated to the resources of a physical uplink shared traffic channel according to an uplink transmission scheme selected for a user terminal. The control message fields are allocated so that transmission performance of the control messages is optimized for the selected uplink transmission scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: WIRELESS FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Timo E. Lunttila, Kari P. Pajukoski, Esa T. Tiirola
  • Publication number: 20180098223
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, a method, comprising: receiving an information regarding one or more uplink grants of an assigned component carrier to use to transmit data; determining a set of uplink component carriers of licensed-assisted uplink component carriers that are considered as conditional uplink component carriers to use to transmit data; determining whether the assigned component carrier is available to transmit the data; based on determining that the assigned component carrier is not available to transmit the data, identifying a component carrier of the at least one conditional uplink component carrier of the licensed-assisted uplink component carriers that is available to transmit the data; and transmitting the data on the identified available component carrier of the licensed-assisted uplink component carriers, is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Klaus Hugl, Esa T. Tiirola, Timo E. Lunttila, Kari J. Hooli
  • Publication number: 20170318607
    Abstract: A method including transmitting from a base station (BS) at least one parameter for a first type of listen before talk (LBT) procedure to be used for uplink to be received by the base station; and configuring the base station (BS) for a different second type of listen before talk (LBT) procedure for downlink from the base station (BS). A method including receiving by a User Equipment (UE) at least one parameter for a first type of listen before talk (LBT) procedure; using the at least one parameter for uplink transmission from the User Equipment (UE); and receiving data on downlink to the User Equipment (UE) during a portion of a sub frame, where the portion is less than an entire subframe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Esa T. TIIROLA, Timo E. LUNTTILA, Kari J. HOOLI, Klaus HUGL
  • Publication number: 20170034815
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer program for controlling allocation of control message fields in uplink transmission in a cellular telecommunication system are presented. Uplink control message fields are allocated to the resources of a physical uplink shared traffic channel according to an uplink transmission scheme selected for a user terminal. The control message fields are allocated so that transmission performance of the control messages is optimized for the selected uplink transmission scheme.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: WIRELESS FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Timo E. Lunttila, Kari P. Pajukoski, Esa T. Tiirola
  • Patent number: 9490879
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer program for controlling allocation of control message fields in uplink transmission in a cellular telecommunication system are presented. Uplink control message fields are allocated to the resources of a physical uplink shared traffic channel according to an uplink transmission scheme selected for a user terminal. The control message fields are allocated so that transmission performance of the control messages is optimized for the selected uplink transmission scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Wireless Future Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Timo E. Lunttila, Kari P. Pajukoski, Esa T. Tiirola
  • Patent number: 9473281
    Abstract: A method provides information to a UE specifying a UL-DL configuration to be applied to the UE. The information is indicative of: (a) a signaling time at which a UL-DL configuration signaling for a new UL-DL configuration is to take place, and (b) an application time at which the new UL-DL configuration is to be applied. This method complements UL-DL configuration signaling by providing more reliable reception of UL-DL configuration information. This indication is performed with smaller signaling overhead compared to conventional schemes and with reasonable complexity on both the UE side and an eNB side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Kari J. Hooli, Esa T. Tiirola, Timo E. Lunttila
  • Patent number: 9313006
    Abstract: Improved mechanisms for using enhanced physical downlink control channel (EPDCCH) and enhanced physical hybrid indicator automated repeat request indicator channel (EPHICH) resources are described. A physical resource block (PRB) of an EPDCCH is specified and one or more EPHICH code blocks, which may also be referred to as an EPHICH resource element group (EPREG), are defined. One or more of the EPREGs is mapped into the EPDDCH PRB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Timo E. Lunttila, Esa T. Tiirola, Klaus Hugl
  • Publication number: 20150264684
    Abstract: In one exemplary embodiment, a method includes: transmitting a value from an access node towards an apparatus, where the value is indicative of a size of a first portion of an uplink resource block, where the uplink resource block is shared among a plurality of apparatus, where the first portion is specified for transmission of a first type of signaling to the access node, where a second portion of the uplink resource block is specified for transmission of a second type of signaling to the access node; and receiving at least one transmission using at least one of the first portion and the second portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Kari P. Pajukoski, Esa T. Tiirola, Kari J. Hooli, Timo E. Lunttila
  • Publication number: 20150092757
    Abstract: A downlink data transmission is performed in a downlink subframe. One or more resources are determined. The one or more resources are to be used for transmission or reception of error information for the received transmission in an uplink subframe based at least on an association set between one or more downlink or special subframes and an uplink subframe. The determined association set depends on a downlink reference configuration. The association set for each uplink subframe comprises a grouping of the downlink or special subframes into at least two groups. An association set is defined only for the subframes which are uplink subframes in a corresponding downlink reference configuration. The error information is transmitted or received using the determined one or more resources in the uplink subframe. Methods, apparatus, programs, and program products are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Esa T. Tiirola, Timo E. Lunttila
  • Publication number: 20140376460
    Abstract: A method provides information to a UE specifying a UL-DL configuration to be applied to the UE. The information is indicative of: (a) a signaling time at which a UL-DL configuration signaling for a new UL-DL configuration is to take place, and (b) an application time at which the new UL-DL configuration is to be applied. This method complements UL-DL configuration signaling by providing more reliable reception of UL-DL configuration information. This indication is performed with smaller signaling overhead compared to conventional schemes and with reasonable complexity on both the UE side and an eNB side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Kari J. Hooli, Esa T. Tiirola, Timo E. Lunttila
  • Publication number: 20140301300
    Abstract: Improved mechanisms for using enhanced physical downlink control channel (EPDCCH) and enhanced physical hybrid indicator automated repeat request indicator channel (EPHICH) resources are described. A physical resource block (PRB) of an EPDCCH is specified and one or more EPHICH code blocks, which may also be referred to as an EPHICH resource element group (EPREG), are defined. One or more of the EPREGs is mapped into the EPDDCH PRB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Timo E. Lunttila, Esa T. Tiirola, Klaus Hugl
  • Patent number: 8842762
    Abstract: For an integer number R (greater than one) of demodulation reference signal DM RS resources that are reserved for SU-MIMO transmissions by a UE, there is associated in a memory a) for a first transmission instance each of the R DM RS resources with a unique one of R spatial layers or R transmit antennas, and b) for a second transmission instance each of the R DM RS resources with a different unique one of the R spatial layers or transmit antennas. The first and second transmission instances (slots or sub-frames) are consecutive. A UE transmission to a network in the first slot/sub-frame comprises each DM RS resource on the respective spatial layer or transmit antenna with which they are associated for the first slot/sub-frame, and a UE transmission to the network in the first slot/sub-frame comprises each DM RS resource on the respective spatial layer or transmit antenna with which they are associated for the second slot/sub-frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Nokia Siemens Networks Oy
    Inventors: Kari J. Hooli, Timo E. Lunttila, Kari P. Pajukoski, Esa T. Tiirola
  • Patent number: 8830939
    Abstract: A method for HSPA DL feedback signaling using UL LTE subframes is described. The method includes composing UL feedback signaling for individual ones of a plurality of received DL HSPA carriers, each carrier having an associated carrier index. The UL feedback signaling is composed in accordance with a mapping configured to distribute the UL feedback signaling over a plurality of UL LTE subframes based at least in part on the associated carrier indices. The method also includes transmitting the UL feedback signaling on the plurality of UL LTE subframes. Apparatus and computer readable media are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Nokia Siemens Networks Oy
    Inventors: Timo E. Lunttila, Karri M. Ranta-Aho