US Patent No. 10,694,503

TETHERING OVER A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION CHANNEL


Patent No. 10,694,503
Issue Date June 23, 2020
Title Tethering Over A Wireless Communication Channel
Inventorship Niko Kiukkonen, Veikkola (FI)
Arto Palin, Viiala (FI)
Jukka Pekka Reunamaki, Tampere (FI)
Assignee Nokia Technologies Oy, Espoo (FI)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,694,503

9. An apparatus comprising at least one processor and at least one memory including computer program code for one or more programs, the at least one memory and the computer program code configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus at least totransmit, over a secondary communication channel between the apparatus and a mobile device, control information related to a tethering connection provided over a primary communication channel between the apparatus and the mobile device,
wherein the control information comprises a request to access a resource in a remote network over said tethering connection using a mobile access point functionality provided by the mobile device, said request comprising an address identifying said resource, said request arranged to cause the mobile device to initiate establishment, activation or reactivation of said primary communication channel and said request further arranged to cause the mobile device to initiate downloading of said resource to a local proxy in response to receiving said request, and download at least part of said resource to the local proxy before completion of an initiated establishment, activation or reactivation of the primary communication channel.