Patents Assigned to Nokia Corporation
  • Patent number: 9449249
    Abstract: Various methods are described for improving the compression of location information during a visual search. One example method may comprise identifying one or more features of a source query image for a visual search. The method may further comprise generating a histogram map comprising one or more histogram bins, wherein the histogram map represents the location of the one or more features of the source query image. Additionally, the method may comprise generating a context for at least one of the one or more histogram bins, wherein the context comprises a first context value based on information related to one or more neighboring bins located a first distance from the respective histogram bin and a second context value based on information related to one or more neighboring bins located a second distance from the respective histogram bin. Similar and related methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignees: Nokia Corporation, The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Shang-Hsuan Tsai, David Chen, Gabriel Takacs, Radek Grzeszczuk, Vijay Chandrasekhar, Bernd Girod
  • Patent number: 9444918
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising an enclosure and a cover comprising a shape-memory alloy is provided. The enclosure has at least one void that facilitates access to a component of the apparatus. The cover has at least an opened shape and closed shape, wherein the cover allows access to the component via the void in the opened shape and covers at least part of the void in the closed shape, wherein the cover transitions from the closed shape to the opened shape in response to the apparatus being accessed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Markku Rouvala
  • Patent number: 9443095
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method in which information relating to a sequence of instructions of a thread is examined to determine a security condition of the thread. It is further determined by using the security condition which processor core of a multicore processor has an appropriate security mode to fulfil the security condition. If the determining indicates that one or more processor cores of the multicore processor has the appropriate security mode are available, one of the one or more processor cores is selected as a potential processor core to execute the sequence of instructions of the thread. There is also disclosed an apparatus and a computer program product to implement the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Mika Lähteenmäki
  • Patent number: 9438567
    Abstract: Data transfer is effected by a remote packet-communicating device to facilitate the transfer of data from a data source to another device that is local to the remote device. According to an example embodiment of the present invention, a host server provides access to a user's data source (e.g., at a registered user's PC) in response to a request from a remote packet-communicating device. The remote device directs the host server to facilitate the transfer of data from the data source to another device that is local to the remote device. In one implementation, a remote device and a media playback device are in communication on a local area network (LAN), and the remote device controls the communication of data from the data source to the media playback device, by interacting with a host server via a packet-communicating network and a gateway at the LAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keith Barraclough, David Irvine
  • Patent number: 9432564
    Abstract: An approach is provided for tagging information based on contextual criteria. A tagging platform determines at least one criteria for associating information acquired by a device with at least one tag. The tagging platform also processes and/or facilitates a processing of context information of the device, a user of the device, or a combination thereof to determine a state of the at least one criteria. The tagging platform further causes, at least in part, an association of the at least one tag with the information based, at least in part, on the state of the at least one criteria. Such an approach allows for configuring the tagging of information prior to or upon initially acquiring the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Marko Kullervo Nurmenniemi
  • Patent number: 9430834
    Abstract: In a method, a first image of a subject is taken from a first viewpoint. The first image of the subject is composed of a first plurality of pixels. A second image of the subject is taken from a second viewpoint. The second image of the subject is composed of a second plurality of pixels. Pixels in the first plurality of pixels in the first image correspond to pixels in the second plurality of pixels in the second image. Corresponding pixels lie on first epipolar lines in the first image and on second epipolar lines in the second image. The first and second images are rectified to make the first and second epipolar lines parallel to one another and to place corresponding pixels in the first and second images on one of a plurality of pairs of common scanlines. For at least one pair of common scanlines, a corresponding pixel is found in the second image for each pixel in the first image such that a visual perception matching cost (VPMC) is minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Binh Huy Le, Daniel A. Vaquero, Timo Ahonen
  • Patent number: 9432854
    Abstract: This document discloses a solution for reducing interference between wireless networks. According to an aspect, a method comprises: acquiring, by an access node of a first wireless network from at least one node of the first wireless network, information on at least one interfering node of a second wireless network; generating, by the access node, mapping information between the node of the first wireless network and said at least one interfering node; and causing, by the access node, transmission of the mapping information to another access node of the second wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Fuad Mousse Abinader, Jr., Sayantan Choudhury, Fabiano de Sousa Chaves, Andre Mendes Cavalcante, Erika Portela Lopes de Almeida, Robson Domingos Vieira, Klaus Franz Doppler
  • Patent number: 9414411
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus, comprising at least one processing core configured to receive a first message, the at least one processing core further configured to render the apparatus operable to monitor for at least one of a timing drift and a potential cause of a timing drift; and the at least one processing core further configured to, responsive to determining at least one of a timing drift and a potential cause of a timing drift, cause the apparatus to become operable to cause a transmitter comprised in the apparatus to transmit a second message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Jari Lunden, Elena Virtej, Esa Malkamäki, Juha Korhonen
  • Patent number: 9408077
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for multimodal communication device capable of automatically determining an optimal communication mode. A user input selecting one of a contact and a stored communication is received, wherein each of the contact and the stored communication is associated with a destination. An optimal global communication mode to use for communicating with the destination is automatically determined from a plurality of communication modes. The destination is communicated with using the optimal global communication mode if a predefined condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Ram Adva Fish David, Dilip Raghu Kenchammana-Hosekote, Noam Rosenthal
  • Publication number: 20160219598
    Abstract: A method includes determining by a wireless access node of a wireless system whether the wireless system and a radar system are operating concurrently or will be operating concurrently within a predetermined time. Concurrent operation includes both the wireless system and the radar system using at least a portion of a wireless medium. Based on concurrent operation, a frame is configured to indicate to wireless devices using the wireless medium whether to release the wireless medium immediately or to release the wireless medium at a time in the future and the configured frame is transmitted toward the wireless devices. Apparatus and program products are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicant: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Chittabrata Ghosh, Klaus F. Doppler
  • Patent number: 9400875
    Abstract: The transfer of protected content from a content source to a remote packet-based device is effected. According to an example embodiment of the present invention, a network-based server implements a routing application at a user's content or content source to respond to content requests from remote packet-based devices to facilitate the transfer of protected content. The content is transferred in accordance with applicable rights associated with the content. In some instances, the content is transferred in a protected format; in other instances, the content is transferred in a re-protected format; and in other instances, the content is not transferred as requested, where rights associated with the content prohibit or otherwise restrict the transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Keith Barraclough, David Irvine
  • Patent number: 9398232
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for producing special effects with a video camera with a process including: receiving successive video image frames from an image sensor; storing motion effect data defining a special effect; and producing instructions to an image stabilizer such that the following one or more video image frames will be moved in at least one of X- and Y-directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Jouni Kauhanen
  • Patent number: 9390091
    Abstract: An approach is provided for creating multimedia summary for content information. The approach involves receiving a multimedia signal request from a mobile communication device, wherein content information of the mobile communication device is determined and processed. The approach also involves determining the characteristic of the content information, and then determining and processing the multimedia signal based on the characteristic. Then, the multimedia converter causes transmission of the multimedia signal to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Antti Johannes Eronen, Juha Henrik Arrasvuori
  • Patent number: 9389594
    Abstract: An approach is provided for an interactive cable-based interface to applications and services. A cable interface platform determines at least one configuration of at least one cable associated with at least one device. The cable interface platform determines at least one function associated with one or more applications, one or more services, or a combination thereof associated with the at least one configuration. Then, the cable interface platform causes, at least in part, an initiation of the at least one function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Juha Henrik Arrasvuori, Antti Johannes Eronen, Arto Juhani Lehtiniemi, Marion Boberg
  • Patent number: 9386134
    Abstract: An apparatus including a sound transducer; and a housing having the sound transducer connected thereto. The housing forms a substantially sealed air space back cavity acoustically coupled to the sound transducer. The housing includes a housing member having a first dividing structure located in the back cavity to connect two adjacent air mass sections of the back cavity, where the dividing structure includes at least one aperture to permit travel of sound waves through the at lease one aperture between the air mass sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Benedict Slotte, Anders Johan Engberg
  • Patent number: 9386412
    Abstract: A method and system which may determine when to deliver assistance data to a requesting user device. In one example, the user device may request updates of assistance data related to one or more data type from an assistance server. Additionally, the user device may include one or more parameters for the delivery of updates of assistance data. The assistance server may provide updated assistance data based on an event and in compliance with the one or more parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Ismo Halivaara, Lauri Wirola
  • Publication number: 20160192314
    Abstract: Various embodiments concern positioning. The method comprises receiving information relating to radio fingerprint of an apparatus from at least two apparatuses (103); determining estimated positions of said at least two apparatuses according to received information (104); selecting an apparatus from said at least two apparatuses (105); requesting information relating to position of the selected apparatus (106); and iterating the steps for determining, selecting and requesting until estimated positions are determined to be reliable (104-109). In a method for sharing information between devices for positioning purposes nearby device names are scanned and an own name field is modified so that the name field contains information on the scanned nearby device names.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Applicant: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Jussi LEPPÄNEN, Antti ERONEN, Jussi PARVIAINEN, Jussi COLLIN
  • Patent number: 9378343
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses in automatic detection of a required network key type are described. In one embodiment, a client device prompts a user for a pass phrase, receives a pass phrase and automatically determines the encryption type for the pass phrase to connect to a network. The client device then communicates with a server to authenticate the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Ram Adva Fish David, Dilip Raghu Kenchammana-Hosekote
  • Patent number: 9373187
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for producing a cinemagraph, wherein based on received user input an image from a sequence of images is selected as a baseframe image. The baseframe image is segmented and at least one segment is selected based on user input. A mask is created based on the selected segments and at least one image most similar to the baseframe is selected from the sequence of images using the mask. The selected images are aligned the baseframe image a first cinemagraph is created from the selected images and the baseframe image using the mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Kemal Ugur, Ali Karaoglu, Miska Hannuksela, Jani Lainema
  • Publication number: 20160170593
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and computer program product for: associating a first item with a first portion of a hovering field, the hovering field at least partially encompassing a device, and associating a second item with a second portion of the hovering field, wherein the relative positions of the first portion and the second portion correspond to the relative positions of the first item and the second item in a data structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Applicant: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Arto LEHTINIEMI, Antti ERONEN, Juha ARRASVUORI, Jukka HOLM