Patents by Inventor Timo Erkki Lunttila

Timo Erkki 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).

  • Patent number: 10813126
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from appropriate coordination of measurements for mobility or other reasons. For example, Long Term Evolution communication systems may benefit from signaling for uplink short transmission time interval transmissions. A method can include determining how a user equipment is to transmit with respect to a demodulation reference signal. The method can also include providing uplink grant to schedule the user equipment to transmit according to the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Juha Sakari Korhonen, Ankit Bhamri, Timo Erkki Lunttila, Karol Schober
  • Patent number: 10805049
    Abstract: A method includes receiving initial acknowledgement resource information at a user device from a base station. The initial acknowledgement resource information is associated with a subset of acknowledgement resources. The method includes determining in dependence on the initial acknowledgement resource information which of the subset of acknowledgement resources is to be used. The user device transmits an acknowledgement on the determined resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Timo Erkki Lunttila, Esa Tapani Tiirola, Kari Juhani Hooli
  • Publication number: 20200287671
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from multiplexing schemes. For example, various wireless communication systems may benefit from a block-IFDMA multiplexing scheme with a flexible payload. A method can include determining whether a first type of uplink signal or a second type of uplink signal is to be processed for transmission on an interlace. The method can also include determining whether to apply spreading based on intra-symbol spreading codes, inter-symbol spreading codes, or both intra-symbol spreading codes and inter-symbol spreading codes, based on the determination of whether the first type of uplink signal or the second type of uplink signal is to be processed for transmission. The method can further include causing transmission of the determined at least one of the first type of uplink signal and the second type of uplink signal according to the determination regarding applying spreading.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Kari Juhani HOOLI, Timo Erkki LUNTTILA, Esa Tapani TIIROLA
  • Patent number: 10764771
    Abstract: A method for channel signaling is described. The method includes determining (e.g., by a UE) whether at least one DL subframe is a valid reference resource. If the at least one DL subframe is not a valid reference resource, reporting measurements of a DL channel measured during the at least one DL subframe is inhibited. The method may include determining (e.g., by an eNB) whether reporting of the at least one DL subframe of a DL channel is required. If reporting is not required, a message configured to cause the at least one UE to inhibit reporting measurements of the DL channel (e.g., CQI measurements) measured during the at least one DL subframe is sent to the UE. Determining whether the at least one downlink subframe is a valid reference resource is based at least in part on the message. Apparatus and computer readable media are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Henri Markus Koskinen, Jussi Kustaa Ojala, Timo Erkki Lunttila
  • Publication number: 20200275427
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is disclosed. The UE includes a receiver and a processor that receive a radio resource control (RRC) signal including uplink (UL) sounding reference signal (SRS) configuration information. The UE also receives a semi-persistent scheduling (SPS) message to activate transmission of UL SRSs The UE may then transmit UL SRSs in a time and frequency pattern based on at least the UL SRS configuration information. A UE method and an eNode-B are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: WIRELESS FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Kari Juhani Hooli, Ajit Kahaduwe, Timo Erkki Lunttila, Karri Markus Ranta-Aho, Antti Anton Toskala
  • Patent number: 10756870
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for communication are provided. An apparatus includes a receiver configured to receive control and data signal; a transmitter configured to transmit control information on an uplink channel wherein a number of uplink control channel indexes corresponding to the number of control channel elements as on the downlink control channel is available, the transmission requiring more than one uplink channel index; and a controller. If one control channel index is available, the controller is configured to control the transmission of control information to utilise the uplink control channel index and control the transmission of control information related to a second control channel index based on a separate channel or adjusting transmission properties when transmitting the control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: HMD Global Oy
    Inventors: Esa Tapani Tiirola, Kari Juhani Hooli, Kari Pekka Pajukoski, Timo Erkki Lunttila
  • Patent number: 10743200
    Abstract: The present invention provides apparatuses, methods, computer programs, computer program products and computer-readable media regarding dormant cell RRM (Radio Resource Management) measurement reporting. Certain aspects of the present invention include configuring, at a base station, a measurement configuration message for causing user equipment served by the base station to perform and report measurements on cells, the measurement configuration message comprising information indicating criteria impacting a measurement reporting procedure with respect to the cells, the said criteria being related to at least one of the state of a cell, a type of a cell, and a type of a signal used for the measurements of the cells, and transmitting said configured measurement configuration message to the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Timo Erkki Lunttila, Tero Henttonen
  • Publication number: 20200236671
    Abstract: In one exemplary embodiment, a method includes: configuring a common resource space having a plurality of time-frequency resources and code resources, where the common resource space includes a first portion for a first type of signaling and a second portion for a second type of signaling, where the first type of signaling includes at least one of persistent acknowledgement signaling and scheduling request signaling, where the second type of signaling includes dynamic acknowledgement signaling; and allocating, based on the configured common resource space, resources of the common resource space for the at least one of persistent acknowledgement signaling and scheduling request signaling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Esa Tapani Tiirola, Kari Juhani Hooli, Timo Erkki Lunttila
  • Patent number: 10721757
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for restricting UE autonomous transmissions are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Timo Erkki Lunttila, Klaus Hugl
  • Publication number: 20200221472
    Abstract: It is provided a method, comprising estimating a future instantaneously required processing effort required by a terminal to process symbols received in at least one first transmission time interval and at least one second transmission time interval; checking if the estimated future instantaneously required processing effort exceeds a capability of the terminal to process the symbols; modifying a future scheduling of the symbols for the terminal if the future instantaneously required processing effort exceeds the capability; wherein the first transmission time intervals and the second transmission time intervals are of different types.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Karol SCHOBER, Timo Erkki LUNTTILA, Klaus HUGL
  • Publication number: 20200221444
    Abstract: A technique includes receiving, by a user device from a base station, a first message indicating a plurality of sets of uplink control channel resources for the uplink transmission of a type of uplink control information, each set of uplink control channel resources having a resource configuration; receiving, by the user device from the base station, a second message that is different from the first message, the second message indicating a selected uplink control channel resources, of the plurality of sets of uplink control channel resources, for the uplink transmission of a type of uplink control information; and sending, by the user device to the base station, uplink control information via the selected set of uplink control channel resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Esa Tapani Tiirola, Kari Juhani HOOLI, Timo Erkki LUNTTILA
  • Publication number: 20200205179
    Abstract: A method including receiving at a wireless communication device first and second scheduling information indicative of attributes related to a data transmission. The first scheduling information including information indicative of contents attributes of the data transmission, and the subsequently received second scheduling information being indicative of time attributes of the data transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Frank Frederiksen, Claudio Rosa, Esa Tapani Tiirola, Timo Erkki Lunttila, Klaus Hugl
  • Publication number: 20200186299
    Abstract: A method comprises transmitting from a user device information on first and second hybrid automatic request acknowledgement bits and a scheduling request in a same transmission time interval. The information on said first and second hybrid automatic request acknowledgement bits and said scheduling request are transmitted via first and second physical resource blocks using one or more resources of a set of resources. At least one of the resources of the set of resources differs from the one or more resources of the set of resources used to transmit information on the first and second hybrid automatic request acknowledgement bits when there is no scheduling request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Timo Erkki Lunttila, Juha Sakari Korhonen, Karol Schober
  • Publication number: 20200178103
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) may determine channel state information (CSI) reports with each CSI report being related to a component carrier. The UE may send a subframe with CSI report(s) on a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH). When a collision occurs in the subframe having the CSI report(s) on the PUCCH a lower priority CSI report may be dropped from the transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: WIRELESS FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Timo Erkki Lunttila, Esa Tapani Tiirola, Kari Pekka Pajukoski, Kari Juhani Hooli
  • Patent number: 10666404
    Abstract: There is provided a method for defining at least one channel reservation window the method comprising: setting length for each of the at least one channel reservation window such that each channel reservation window comprises a plurality of sub-frames; dividing the length of each channel reservation window into a transmission part and an idle part, wherein the idle part consists of one or more symbols in one sub-frame; maximizing, at a symbol level accuracy, the length of the transmission part such that a ratio between the length of the idle part and the length of the transmission part fulfils a predetermined criterion; and concatenating the transmission part and the idle part so as to form the channel reservation window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Esa Tapani Tiirola, Kari Juhani Hooli, Timo Erkki Lunttila
  • Patent number: 10652869
    Abstract: A system for determining location information for a wireless device is described. The system includes a UE, a LE and multiple LMUs. The LE sends, to the LMUs, reception instructions with characteristics of the signal transmission from the UE and each LMU receives, from the LE, the reception instructions. The UE sends a signal transmission. Each LMU receives the transmitted signal from the UE, determines locating information based at least in part of the received signal and sends the locating information to the LE. The LE receives the locating information regarding the transmitted signal and determines a location of the UE based at least in part on the received locating information. Methods, apparatus and computer readable media are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Wireless Future Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Kari Juhani Hooli, Ajit Kahaduwe, Timo Erkki Lunttila, Karri Markus Ranta-Aho, Antti Anton Toskala
  • Patent number: 10616911
    Abstract: A method including receiving at a wireless communication device first and second scheduling information indicative of attributes related to a data transmission. The first scheduling information including information indicative of contents attributes of the data transmission, and the subsequently received second scheduling information being indicative of time attributes of the data transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Frank Frederiksen, Claudio Rosa, Esa Tapani Tiirola, Timo Erkki Lunttila, Klaus Hugl
  • Patent number: 10587370
    Abstract: A method and apparatus may include receiving an uplink grant in a specific subframe of a frame and/or a physical hybrid-ARQ indicator channel transmission, for a physical-uplink-shared-channel transmission or retransmission on a special subframe. The method may also include determining that the uplink grant validates transmitting a physical-uplink-shared-channel transmission on the special subframe, or that the physical hybrid-ARQ indicator channel transmission validates transmitting a physical-uplink-shared-channel retransmission on the special subframe. The method may also include determining transmission parameters for transmitting the physical-uplink-shared-channel transmission or retransmission. The method may also include transmitting the physical-uplink-shared-channel transmission or retransmission on the special subframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Chunhai Yao, Timo Erkki Lunttila, Klaus Hugl, Esa Tapani Tiirola
  • Publication number: 20200068556
    Abstract: There is provided a method comprising: transmitting, by an apparatus, an indication of a plurality of resource elements for uplink transmissions of uplink control information and uplink data; and receiving, by the apparatus, uplink control information on a portion of said plurality of resource elements, the portion being defined by a mapping operation, wherein said mapping operation comprises: partitioning the plurality of resource elements to define a predetermined number of frequency domain resource element sets; and mapping the uplink control information to the plurality of resource elements in the predetermined number of frequency domain resource element sets to identify the portion of the plurality of resource elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Esa Tapani Tiirola, Kari Juhani Hooli, Kari Pekka Pajukoski, Timo Erkki Lunttila
  • Patent number: 10555198
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) may determine channel state information (CSI) reports with each CSI report being related to a component carrier. The UE may send a subframe with CSI report(s) on a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH). When a collision occurs in the subframe having the CSI report(s) on the PUCCH a lower priority CSI report may be dropped from the transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: WIRELESS FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Timo Erkki Lunttila, Esa Tapani Tiirola, Kari Pekka Pajukoski, Kari Juhani Hooli