Patents Assigned to Nokia Corporation
  • Patent number: 9576387
    Abstract: An apparatus receives first image data that is based on image data captured by a first camera and second image data that is based on image data captured by a second camera. The apparatus then creates a cinemagraph using the first image data for a static part of the cinemagraph and using the second image data for an animated part of the cinemagraph. Another apparatus could provide at least one of the first and second image data based on a detected corresponding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Arto Juhani Lehtiniemi, Lasse Juhani Laaksonen, Miikka Tapani Vilermo, Mikko Tapio Tammi
  • Patent number: 9578778
    Abstract: An apparatus and corresponding memory card holder wherein the apparatus includes: a casing configured to enable a plurality of memory cards to be removably inserted into the casing; contact pads located within the casing configured to enable an electrical connection to be established between the contact pads and at least one memory card when the plurality of memory cards are inserted within the casing; and at least one mounting portion configured to enable the apparatus to be mounted on a circuit board such that a first portion of the apparatus is positioned above the circuit board and a second portion of the apparatus is positioned below the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Bocheng Hou, Shixiang Wu, Henrik Franck, Morten Rolighed Christensen, Han Tao, Yuk Fung Chan
  • Patent number: 9553933
    Abstract: An approach is provided for using one or more identification parameters of terminals associated with a communication session to initiate another communication session among the terminals. A communication platform determines one or more identification parameters associated with one or more terminals participating in at least one communication session. The communication platform further causes, at least in part, an initiation of at least one other communication session among the one or more terminals based, at least in part, on the one or more identification parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Paulius Meskauskas, Tommy Sven Ingvald Staffans, Niklas Tony Von Knorring
  • Patent number: 9544176
    Abstract: A data structure defining two-level identification allows the integration of mobile instant messaging to Internet based instant messaging, for instance, by providing an identification of both a user of the IM system (IM user) and an IM client used to access an IM system (IM client). The client may be a hardware device, software, or a combination thereof. A method, a terminal device with the client installed, a server and a system are shown for communicating such identification information between the terminal device and the server with a primitive having such two-level identification contained in information elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matti Salmi, Frank Dawson
  • Patent number: 9537615
    Abstract: A method including utilizing HARQ process grouping and subframe grouping to carry ACK/NACK transmissions, wherein the HARQ process grouping divides HARQ processes into one or more groups, and the subframe grouping divides a radio frame into one or more groups. The method may further include carrying ACK/NACK transmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jianchi Zhu, Zhi Zhang, Haipeng Lei, Kodo Shu
  • Patent number: 9528849
    Abstract: A system and method for providing fluent interaction between connectivity applications, personal information management applications and navigation applications. The present invention enables a user to launch navigation application directly from a “Contacts” application. This invention also enables the same result to be achieved in reverse, enabling direct access from a navigation application to contact information, eliminating the need for the user to manually access and enter information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jouni Saarinen, Matti Seppa, Pasi Kaipainen, Kimmo Kinnunen
  • Patent number: 9515847
    Abstract: A method includes receiving an electronic message by a communication entity; determining if an indicator in the electronic message identifies the communication entity as an entity to retrieve a content referenced in the electronic message; and retrieving the content from a storage unit if the indicator identifies the communication entity as an entity to retrieve the content. An address of the content is identified in the electronic message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Adamu Haruna
  • Patent number: 9514380
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method in which one or more local descriptors relating to an interest point of an image are received. A global descriptor is determined for the image on the basis of the one or more local descriptors; and the global descriptor is compressed. The disclosure also relates to an apparatus comprising a processor and a memory including computer program code, and storage medium having stored thereon a computer executable program code for use by an apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignees: Nokia Corporation, The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Gabriel Takacs, Radek Grzeszczuk, David Chen, Shang-Hsuan Tsai, Vijay Chandrasekhar, Bernd Girod
  • Patent number: 9515840
    Abstract: An apparatus including a galvanic connector configured to interconnect with a corresponding galvanic connector in an empty light fitting; a network interface configured to operate as a node in a data communications network; and a communications interface for enabling communication between an environment adjacent to the light fitting and the data communications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Phil Lindberg, Tomas Ivaskevicius
  • Patent number: 9509103
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: a connector for providing an electrical interface, the connector comprising an opening configured to receive a suitable member; at least one conductive contact located at least partially within the connector and configured to operate as a switch such that when the connector is in an unplugged to partially plugged state the at least one conductive contact is grounded and when the connector is in a partially plugged to a fully plugged state the at least one conductive contact is coupled to an electrical terminal channel interfacing an electrical signal between the connector and the member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Yinong Liu, Pi Lin
  • Patent number: 9503946
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for mobility estimation in networks including small cells. In one aspect there is provided a method. The method may include receiving, at a user equipment, at least one of a first time value and a second time value, the first time value being configured for use towards a small cell and configured to have a duration to inhibit a hand over of the user equipment to the small cell, the second time value being configured for use towards a macro cell; and sending, by the user equipment, a measurement report including information representative of at least one of the small cell and the macro cell, the sending being delayed by the first time value, when the user equipment is evaluating the small cell, and by the second time value, when the user equipment is evaluating the macro cell. Related apparatus, systems, methods, and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lars Dalsgaard, Mikko Saily, Per Henrik Michaelsen, Simone Barbera
  • Publication number: 20160337325
    Abstract: According to an example embodiment of the present invention there is provided an apparatus comprising a receiver configured to receive a pair of cryptographic keys comprising a public key and a secret key, the public key being cryptographically signed, a memory configured to store the secret key, and a transmitter configured to send the cryptographically signed public key to a correspondent node and participate in establishment of a cryptographic network protocol session based at least in part on the pair of cryptographic keys.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kim BLOMQVIST
  • Patent number: 9491689
    Abstract: Structure of a multi-carrier flexible spectrum wireless cell is determined from received synchronization or broadcast channels of detected individual carriers. The determined structure is used to select an intended carrier for initial access or cell reselection to the flexible spectrum wireless cell. The structure may have carriers compatible with an earlier version (LTE/Release 8) of a communication standard and with a later version (LTE-A/Release 9). The received synchronization channels can inform of: relative positions of the individual carriers in a spectrum band of the multi-carrier structure; relative timing alignments of the received synchronization channels; contents of the received synchronization channels; and/or layer 1 cell-carrier identifiers. The synchronization channels may have a different structure as between the earlier and later versions, and the different structure is used to select the carrier that is compatible with the user equipment making the selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Tommi Koivisto, Vinh Van Phan, Frank Frederiksen, Klaus Pedersen
  • Patent number: 9483776
    Abstract: An electronic couponing technique includes transferring coupon information, which may include a coupon ID (identification) to a first portable terminal and storing same therein. The portable terminal displays a representation of the transferred coupon information on a display thereof. The stored coupon information may be transferred from the portable terminal to another terminal for redemption. The stored coupon information may also be transferred from the portable terminal to another portable terminal. Various schemes may be used to transfer the coupon information including a Bluetooth low-range radio link or an optical bar code scanner scanning an optical bar code or an infrared link or a wireless link from the portable terminal. The Internet or wireless LAN (Local Area Network) may also be used in transferring the coupon information to and from the various terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jussi Rissanen
  • Patent number: 9473284
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer program for configuring channel sensing parameters of an apparatus are disclosed in this document. The method comprises providing a mapping between reception sensitivity thresholds for determining whether a radio channel is busy or available for channel access and time values affecting a back-off time representing a time interval the apparatus refrains from channel access upon determining that the radio channel is busy, wherein a first time value is mapped to a first reception sensitivity threshold and a second time value is mapped to a second reception sensitivity threshold such that when the first reception sensitivity threshold provides a higher probability for the apparatus to determine that the channel is busy than the second reception sensitivity threshold, the first time value provides the apparatus with a lower back-off time than the second time value; and selecting a combination of a reception sensitivity threshold and a time value mapped to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Chittabrata Ghosh
  • Patent number: 9473978
    Abstract: There is provided a method comprising: causing a station capable of communication in a wireless network to acquire knowledge of a medium usage indicator with respect to at least one channel applicable for transmission of a scanning request; and determining a transmission time for a next scanning request at least partly based on the medium usage indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Mika Kasslin, Jarkko Kneckt, Eng Hwee Ong
  • Patent number: 9465414
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a chassis with at least one chassis latching member and an outward facing, protruding portion. A cover of the apparatus includes an opening that encompasses the protruding portion of the chassis and at least one cover latching member that interfaces with the chassis latching member. The cover is slidably disengagable from the chassis by applying a first force on the protruding portion of the chassis in a first direction and applying a second force on the cover in a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mika Antero Hautamaki, Daniel Anto Ruud Dhondt, Janne Tapani Kilpinen
  • Patent number: 9454735
    Abstract: A system and method for integrating data with a contact is disclosed. The technology initially receives a first data element from a contact and provides a representation of the first data element. The representation of the first data element is then coupled with the contact on a contact list. A second data element is then received from the contact and a representation of the second data element received is also provided. The representation of the second data element is then coupled with the contact on the contact list, such that the representation of the first data element and the representation of the second data element are concurrently coupled with the contact on the contact list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gaurav Banga, Woodson Hobbs
  • Patent number: 9456140
    Abstract: A system for optimized image stabilization, wherein a focus lock of a camera unit having an image stabilizer is detected and in response to this detection, the image stabilization is suspended. A target position for the image stabilizer is determined and the image stabilizer is driven to the target position. In response to a detected shutter release, the image stabilization is continued.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Samu Koskinen, Juha Alakarhu, Mikko Muukki
  • Patent number: 9455991
    Abstract: An approach is provided for providing reactive authorization for accessing a semantic network resource. An access application of a resource owner entity detects an authorization proxy entity acting between at least a semantic network resource and a requesting entity that requests access to the semantic network resource. The access application determines to cause, at least in part, actions that result in transmission of a query for whether to accept the requesting entity to an owner entity of the semantic network resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Nikolai Grigoriev, Sylvain Fortin, Halli Thorkelsson