Patents by Inventor Timo Koskela

Timo Koskela 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: 20210105725
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for multi-antenna panel transmission power control are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Juha KARJALAINEN, Kyoungmin PARK, Sami HAKOLA, Jorma KAIKKONEN, Timo KOSKELA
  • Patent number: 10972152
    Abstract: A method including monitoring, by a user equipment (UE) operating in a multi-beam based communication session, signal qualities for a plurality of beams in the multi-beam based communication session (300); determining a beam link failure (BLF) occurring for at least one of the beams in the multi-beam based communication session (302); determining a type of the beam in which the beam link failure (BLF) is occurring (304); and updating a radio link failure (RLF) related condition in dependence on the type of the beam in which the beam link failure (BLF) is occurring (306).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Timo Koskela, Esa Malkamäki, Samuli Turtinen, Tero Henttonen
  • Patent number: 10966271
    Abstract: A technique includes determining, by a user device, a first preferred downlink beam, sending, by the user device to a base station, an indication of the first preferred downlink beam, receiving, by the user device from the base station, a temporary configuration information at least for use in reporting an updated or second preferred downlink beam, detecting that the user device has not received a connection response message from the base station indicating that a connection has been established between the user device and the base station, determining, by the user device, a second preferred downlink beam, sending, by the user device to a base station in response to the detecting and based at least in part on the temporary configuration information, an indication of the second preferred downlink beam to the base station, and receiving, via the second preferred downlink beam, a connection response message from the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Janne Veikko Kaasalainen, Timo Koskela, Samuli Heikki Turtinen
  • Publication number: 20210091844
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising at least one processor, and at least one memory including computer program code, wherein the at least one memory and the computer program code are configured, with the at least one processor, to: in response to a determination of a failure of one or more communication beams between the apparatus and a second apparatus, initiate a beam recovery procedure by transmitting a message to a third apparatus, the message comprising information of the failure of one or more communication beams; start a timer in response to the transmitting a message to the third apparatus; and determine whether a beam failure acknowledgement is received from the third apparatus before the timer expires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Timo KOSKELA, Samuli TURTINEN, Dawid KOZIOL, Chunli WU, Benoist SEBIRE
  • Patent number: 10959282
    Abstract: To better support beamforming in MIMO systems such as 5G, a first match is determined between a first transmit (TX) beam group of a radio network and a first receive (RX) beam group of a user equipment (UE); and also a second match is determined between a second TX beam group of the radio network and a second RX beam group of the UE. For example these matches can come from the UE's beam report with best match information. The network configures the UE with at least a first discontinuous reception (DRX) configuration associated with the first RX beam group and with a second DRX configuration associated with the second RX beam group. In this case the first and second DRX configurations are active simultaneously for the UE, and each said beam group comprises at least one antenna or antenna port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Timo Koskela, Samuli Turtinen, Sami-Jukka Hakola, Mihai Enescu, Juha Pekka Karjalainen
  • Publication number: 20210076448
    Abstract: To better support beamforming in MIMO systems such as 5G, a first match is determined between a first transmit (TX) beam group of a radio network and a first receive (RX) beam group of a user equipment (UE); and also a second match is determined between a second TX beam group of the radio network and a second RX beam group of the UE. For example these matches can come from the UE's beam report with best match information. The network configures the UE with at least a first discontinuous reception (DRX) configuration associated with the first RX beam group and with a second DRX configuration associated with the second RX beam group. In this case the first and second DRX configurations are active simultaneously for the UE, and each said beam group comprises at least one antenna or antenna port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Timo Koskela, Samuli Turtinen, Sami-Jukka Hakola, Mihai Enescu, Juha Pekka Karjalainen
  • 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: 20210051590
    Abstract: A method can include transitioning, by a device, from a sleep state to a monitoring state, processing, during the monitoring state, a wakeup signal, determining an adaptation based on the wakeup signal, transitioning to an active state after processing the wakeup signal, and extending the active state based on the determined adaptation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Sami Hakola, Jorma Kaikkonen, Timo Koskela, Juha Karjalainen
  • Publication number: 20210051542
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from the appropriate handling of transitioning between connections. For example, certain wireless communication systems may benefit from appropriate handling of further access attempts in a conditional handover scenario. A method can include receiving, at a user equipment, an access configuration information element configured to describe a user equipment behavior during an access phase of a conditional handover. The method can also include, upon detecting a failed access to the target for which the access condition has triggered, attempting to access a candidate cell among suitable candidate cells that have been previously configured for conditional handover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Tommi JOKELA, Mikko SÄILY, Ingo VIERING, Timo KOSKELA
  • Publication number: 20210028901
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed to a method comprising generating information related to resource which can be used for allocating a data transmission; transmitting the information to a user equipment, and sending the data transmission within the resource. In some embodiments, the resource is a frequency domain resource and the information indicates whether the resource comprises a RMSI CORESET bandwidth or a RMSI CORESET bandwidth and a SS/PBCH block frequency allocation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Sami-Jukka Hakola, Timo Koskela, Jorma Johannes Kaikkonen
  • Publication number: 20210021320
    Abstract: The present invention provides apparatuses, methods, computer programs, computer program products and computer-readable media regarding beam failure recovery for serving cell. The apparatus comprises means for composing, after abeam failure has been detected by a user equipment on a resource provided by a first serving cell of the user equipment, beam recovery signaling, the beam recovery signaling indicating at least one candidate beam to be used in beam failure recovery, means for transmitting, to a network entity, the beam recovery signaling on a resource provided by a second serving cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Timo KOSKELA, Samuli Heikki TURTINEN, Dawid KOZIOL
  • Patent number: 10893544
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and a computer-readable storage medium for beam refinement of a two-step random access channel (RACH) procedure are provided. In some implementations, the method may include receiving a plurality of synchronization signal blocks (SSBs), a plurality of channel state information-reference signals (CSI-RSs) associated with each of the plurality of synchronization signal blocks (SSBs), and random access channel (RACH) configuration data from a gNB. The method may further include transmitting a first message of the two-step random access channel (RACH) procedure to the gNB, the first message including a first portion and a second portion. The first portion includes a preamble associated with a selected channel state information-reference signal (CSI-RS) of the plurality of channel state information-reference signals (CSI-RSs) and the second portion includes data associated with the preamble, and the data transmitted using pre-configured or pre-allocated resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Sami-Jukka Hakola, Emad Farag, Timo Koskela, Mihai Enescu
  • Publication number: 20200413273
    Abstract: There are provided measures for enabling/realizing enabling/realizing beam failure detection with different indication intervals, e.g. beam failure detection in a higher layer such as a MAC entity of a user equipment element or base station element. Such measures exemplarily comprise that a beam failure detection procedure is performed on the basis of beam failure instance indications from a lower layer using abeam failure detection timer, and application of the beam failure detection timer in the beam failure detection procedure is controlled in view of indication intervals which are applicable for the beam failure instance indications from the lower layer in the beam failure detection procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Samuli Heikki Turtinen, Timo Koskela
  • Publication number: 20200413469
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, a method may include determining, by a user equipment, a beam management group comprising one or more serving cells. The method may further include detecting, by the user equipment, a beam failure on at least one serving cell of the beam management group. The method may further include transmitting, by the user equipment, a beam failure recovery request to the at least one serving cell of the beam management group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Chunli Wu, Benoist Sebire, Samuli Turlinen, Timo Koskela
  • Publication number: 20200404559
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products where a user equipment in a wireless communications network determines a measure of signal quality for a restricted set of beam recovery candidates, compares the measure of signal quality of contention free random access candidates reference signal in the restricted set or a subset of contention free random access candidates to a signal quality based recovery threshold, and selects the at least one candidate signal with signal quality above that threshold from a candidate beam reference signal list; where the user equipment measures a reference signal received power for contention free random access candidate beam, selects candidates above a reference signal received power threshold, determines signal quality for the selected contention free random access candidates above that threshold, and selects one candidate in response to multiple contention free random access candidates being above that threshold or the one with highest measure of signal quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Timo Koskela, Samuli Heikki Turtinen, Jorma Johannes Kaikkonen, Sami-Jukka Hakola, Juha Pekka Karjalainen, Mihai Enescu
  • Publication number: 20200403682
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for beam failure recovery are provided. Beam failure recovery may include detecting and/or declaring, by a user equipment, UE, secondary cell, Scell, beam failure at MAC layer and e.g. determining and/or selecting CSI-RS and/or SSB indexes for transmission to a network node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Timo Koskela, Samuli Turtinen, Jorma Kaikkonen, Mihai Enescu, Sami Hakola, Juha Karjalainen
  • Publication number: 20200389884
    Abstract: Method, apparatus, and computer program product for a CORESET beam recovery procedure and a QCL association beam recovery procedure where a condition or rule based UE initiated change of active TCI state is used. The CORESET beam recovery procedure involves a downlink reference signal corresponding to a transmission configuration indication state activated for certain CORESET being determined as a beam failure detection resource. The QCL association beam recovery procedure concerns a UE transmitting a UL request signal to require switching an active TCI state of the CORESET to a currently deactivated TCI state of the same CORESET.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Sami-Jukka HAKOLA, Timo KOSKELA, Jorma Johannes KAIKKONEN, Mihai ENESCU
  • Patent number: 10862563
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from improved signaling. For example, communication systems may benefit from sending a multi-numerology reference signal that allows a receiving user equipment to perform simultaneous beamforming training, and channel estimation or channel state information acquisition. A method may include receiving at a user equipment a multi-numerology joint reference signal (610). The reference signal may include a reference signal for data channel demodulation or channel state information acquisition, and beamforming training. The method may also include performing simultaneous beamforming training and channel estimation or channel state information acquisition based on the multi-numerology joint reference signal (620).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Juha Pekka Karjalainen, Mihai Enescu, Kari Pekka Pajukoski, Sami-Jukka Hakola, Timo Koskela
  • Publication number: 20200366351
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for time and frequency tracking reference signal (TRS) use in new radio (NR) are provided. One method may include defining an information element as a part of a channel state information reference signal (CSI-RS) resource set definition to indicate, to a user equipment, the channel state information reference signal (CSI-RS) resource(s) or synchronization signal block (SSB) resources used for tracking reference signal (TRS) purposes. The method may then include transmitting the information element to the user equipment to make it aware of the channel state information reference signal (CSI-RS) resources within one or more channel state information reference signal (CSI-RS) resource sets targeted for tracking reference signal (TRS) specific operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Juha Karjalainen, Timo Koskela, Sami Hakola, Mihai Enescu, Mikko Mäenpää, Jorma Kaikkonen
  • Patent number: 10841816
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for the configuration of beam failure detection reference signals are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Timo Koskela, Samuli Turtinen, Dawid Koziol, Jorma Kaikkonen, Mihai Enescu, Sami Hakola