Patents by Inventor Arto Lehtiniemi

Arto Lehtiniemi 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: 11514108
    Abstract: A method comprising: enabling user definition of a search parameter; causing searching of content to find content having the search parameter and to provide the found content having the search parameter as search results; and causing rendering of the search results, using virtual reality, at different positions in a three dimensional space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Arto Lehtiniemi, Antti Eronen, Jussi Leppänen
  • Patent number: 11503226
    Abstract: This specification describes: using a first camera of a multi-camera device to obtain first video data of a first region; using a second camera of the multi-camera device to obtain second video data of a second region; generating a multi-camera video output from the first and second video data using a first video mapping to map the first video data to a first portion of the multi-camera video output and using a second video mapping to map the second video data to a second portion of the multi-camera video output; and generating an audio output from obtained audio data, the audio output comprising an audio output having a directional component within the first portion of the video output and an audio output having a directional component within the second portion of the video output, wherein generating the audio output comprises using a first audio mapping to map audio data having a directional component within the first region to the audio output having a directional component within the first portion of the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Jussi Leppänen, Arto Lehtiniemi, Sujeet Shyamsundar Mate, Antti Eronen
  • Publication number: 20220353630
    Abstract: A method including: obtaining at least two audio signals for reproduction, each of the at least two audio signals associated with a respective one of at least two reproduction locations within an audio reproduction space; obtaining within the audio reproduction space at least two zones; obtaining at least one location for a user's position within the audio reproduction space, the at least one location being relative to at least one of the at least two zones and the at least two reproduction locations; and processing the at least two audio signals based on the obtained at least one location for the user's position within the audio reproduction space to generate at least one output audio signal, the at least one output audio signal is reproduced from at least one of the at least two reproduction locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Inventors: Tapani Pihlajakuja, Lasse LAAKSONEN, Arto LEHTINIEMI, Antti ERONEN
  • Patent number: 11490217
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus and a computer program are provided. The method includes rendering visual augmented reality content for display on a display of a hand-held electronic device, based on a location of the hand-held electronic device; estimate a location of a user of the hand-held electronic device, different from the location of the hand-held electronic device; and rendering aural augmented reality content for output to the user of the hand-held electronic device, based on the location of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jussi Leppanen, Arto Lehtiniemi, Antti Eronen
  • Patent number: 11487496
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising means for: receiving an indication of a form factor of a device; selecting an audio component, in dependence on the receiving an indication of a form factor of the device and in dependence on an assigned location of a graphical user interface object associated with the audio component, wherein the graphical user interface object is assigned to at least a first display area when the device is in a first form factor and is assigned to the at least a first display area when the device is in a second form factor; controlling audio processing of audio associated with the selected audio component; and providing at least the processed audio for audio output by one or more loudspeakers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Antti Johannes Eronen, Jussi Artturi Leppänen, Arto Lehtiniemi, Sujeet Shyamsundar Mate
  • Patent number: 11483651
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer program is described comprising: receiving a near-field audio source signal from a near-field microphone (22); receiving a far-field audio signal from an array comprising one or more far-field microphones (23); determining a filter length of a first portion of a room impulse response filter for the near-field microphone, wherein said filter length of said first portion is the same at each of a plurality of frequency bands of the filter and wherein said filter length of said first portion includes a direct acoustic propagation delay; and determining a filter length of a second portion of the room impulse response filter at each of the plurality of frequency bands, wherein the filter length of said second portion is frequency-dependent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Anssi Rämö, Arto Lehtiniemi, Antti Eronen, Lasse Laaksonen, Joonas Nikunen
  • Patent number: 11477598
    Abstract: An apparatus, the apparatus comprising means configured to: receive audio content comprising voice audio and ambient audio and directional information indicative of a direction of the at least one sound source and the direction of the remote user relative to the reference point; receive a reference location; provide for presentation of the ambient audio with a first spatial audio effect, based on the directional information, and presentation of the voice audio with a second spatial audio effect, based on the directional information, receive repositioning signalling from the remote user device; and provide for presentation of the audio content using a modification of the first spatial audio effect to reposition an ambient-perceived direction based on the repositioning signalling and/or a modification of the second spatial audio effect to reposition a voice-perceived direction based on the repositioning signalling to increase the spatial separation between the voice-perceived direction and the ambient-perceived
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Lasse Laaksonen, Arto Lehtiniemi, Antti Eronen, Jussi Leppänen
  • Publication number: 20220326904
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising means for: providing a user interface for enabling a user to select audio content, comprising an arrangement of multiple user-selectable visual elements at positions in the user interface that are indicative of different orientations from a user and have an appearance dependent upon audio content for the respective orientations; and responding to selection of a user-selectable visual element at a position in the user interface indicative of an orientation from the user to select, for processing, audio content for the orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Jussi LEPPÄNEN, Antti ERONEN, Arto LEHTINIEMI, Miikka VILERMO
  • Publication number: 20220321997
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer program product for receiving captured spatial audio information comprising at least one audio signal and at least one audio parameter for controlling the at least one audio signal, receiving an instruction to set an audio parameter to a first parameter value, setting, in response to determining that the first parameter value fulfils at least one criterion, the audio parameter to a second parameter value and changing the audio parameter from the second parameter value to the first parameter value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Antti ERONEN, Jussi LEPPÄNEN, Arto LEHTINIEMI, Miikka VILERMO, Toni MÄKINEN
  • Patent number: 11449192
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a man machine interface configured to provide: a screen that presents information indicative of, at least, a real-time capability of a remote user to access and consume mediated reality content; and a user-selectable option to initiate an action that causes the mediated reality content to become accessible to the remote user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jussi Leppänen, Arto Lehtiniemi, Miikka Vilermo, Sujeet Shyamsundar Mate
  • Patent number: 11443487
    Abstract: A method comprising: switching between a first mode for controlling a relative position of a virtual sound object from a notional listener in a virtual space in dependence upon a point of view of the notional listener and a second mode for controlling the relative position of the virtual sound object from the notional listener in the virtual space in dependence upon the point of view of the notional listener, wherein during the first mode there is a higher dependency of the relative position of the virtual sound object from the notional listener upon a currently determined relative position of the virtual sound object from the notional listener in the virtual space based on the current measured location of a user in a real space and during the second mode there is a lower dependency of the relative position of the virtual sound object from the notional listener upon a currently determined relative position of the virtual sound object from the notional listener in the virtual space based on the current measure
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jussi Leppänen, Arto Lehtiniemi, Sujeet Shyamsundar Mate, Antti Eronen
  • Patent number: 11445099
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is described comprising: obtaining first input data from a first camera of a multi-camera device; obtaining second input data from a second camera of the multi-camera device (wherein the second camera is orientated in a different direction to the first camera); defining a first region or object of interest for the first camera and/or a second region or object of interest for the second camera; tracking the first region or object of interest and/or the second region or object of interest; generating a first output data based on the first input data; generating a second output data based on the second input data; and generating a multi-camera output that includes the first and second output data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Sujeet Shyamsundar Mate, Arto Lehtiniemi, Antti Eronen, Jussi Leppänen
  • Publication number: 20220279306
    Abstract: An apparatus configured to obtain audio signals related to one or more audio sources; determine a zoom effect related to the one or more audio sources; and generate audio effect information for the one or more audio sources based, at least partially, on the zoom effect and a zoom factor, wherein the audio effect information is configured to enable control of audio signal processing associated with the obtained audio signals, wherein the zoom factor is associated with, at least, the one or more audio sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Lasse LAAKSONEN, Antti ERONEN, Sujeet Shyamsundar MATE, Arto LEHTINIEMI, Kari JARVINEN
  • Patent number: 11429189
    Abstract: A method including recognizing at least one gesture to define at least one computer-implemented virtual boundary in a monitoring space, wherein the gesture includes a motion along a path and at a location in a monitored scene space wherein there is a correspondence between the monitoring space and the monitored scene space; causing implementation of the at least one virtual boundary in the monitoring space corresponding to the scene space, wherein at least part of the virtual boundary is determined by the path in the monitored scene space and the at least part of the virtual boundary is located in the monitoring space at a corresponding location equivalent to the path location; and processing received data to generate a response event when there is, relative to the at least one virtual boundary, a change in a portion of the monitored scene space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Antti Eronen, Jussi Leppanen, Arto Lehtiniemi, Junsheng Fu
  • Publication number: 20220272471
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising means for: capturing an audio scene using multiple microphones; determining that the captured audio scene has unacceptable detected noise; in dependence upon determining that the captured audio scene has unacceptable detected noise, searching both different sets of one or more microphones and different physical rotation angles of the microphones to find a combination of a first set of one or more microphones and a first physical rotation angle of the microphones that captures the audio scene with acceptable detected noise; and controlling the physical rotation angle of the microphones to be the first physical rotation angle of the microphones and capturing the audio scene using the combination of the first set of one or more microphones and the first physical rotation angle of the microphones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Arto LEHTINIEMI, Miikka VILERMO, Anssi RÄMÖ, Toni MÄKINEN
  • Patent number: 11416201
    Abstract: An apparatus configured, based on a first virtual space in which visual imagery is presented to a first user and a second, different, virtual space in which visual imagery is presented to a second user, the first and second virtual spaces based on respective virtual reality content that comprises visual imagery and wherein a representation of the first user, viewable by the second user, is provided in the second virtual space and based on a communication initiation input from the second user; to provide for communication and presentation in the second virtual space, at a virtual location based on a location of the second representation of the first user, of a context-volume comprising a sub-volume of the first virtual space at least partly surrounding the first user to enable the second user to seethe first virtual space currently experienced by the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Jussi Leppänen, Arto Lehtiniemi, Juha Arrasvuori, Jukka Holm
  • Patent number: 11399254
    Abstract: An apparatus configured to, based at least in part on (i) first audio content from a first communication device of a first user, the first user in telecommunication with a second user via a second communication device; and (ii) first-user orientation information indicative of one or more of the orientation and location of the first user relative to a predetermined reference point; provide for presentation of the first audio content at the second communication device in a first presentation mode when the first-user orientation information is indicative of a first condition and in a second presentation mode, different to the first, when the first-user orientation information is indicative of a second condition different to the first condition, the first and second presentation modes providing for different presentation of the first audio content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Antti Eronen, Miikka Vilermo, Arto Lehtiniemi, Jussi Leppänen
  • Patent number: 11395088
    Abstract: A method comprising: causing analysis of a portion of a visual scene; causing modification of a first sound object to modify a spatial extent of the first sound object in dependence upon the analysis of the portion of the visual scene corresponding to the first sound object; and causing rendering of the visual scene and the corresponding sound scene including of the modified first sound object with modified spatial extent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Antti Eronen, Jussi Leppänen, Francesco Cricri, Arto Lehtiniemi
  • Patent number: 11386608
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer program is disclosed, comprising rendering a virtual scene of a virtual space that corresponds to a virtual position of a user in the virtual space as determined at least in part by the position of the user in a physical space. Embodiments also involve identifying one or more objects in the virtual scene which are in conflict with attributes of the physical space. Embodiments also involve detecting one or more blinking periods of the user when consuming the virtual scene. Embodiments also involve modifying the position of the one or more conflicting objects in the virtual scene based on a detected context. The modifying may be performed within the one or more detected blinking periods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Ari-Pekka Liljeroos, Arto Lehtiniemi, Jussi Leppänen
  • Publication number: 20220198758
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising means for: means for joining to at least an existing participant in extended reality at a location in a virtual space, a joining participant in extended reality to enable a shared extended reality, wherein the joined participants in the shared extended reality are at least co-located in the virtual space and can share at least visually the virtual space; wherein at least part of a content configuration is inherited from the existing participant by the joining participant, wherein the content configuration controls, for participants, what is heard, what is seen and interactivity with the virtual space; wherein at least part of a join configuration is inherited between the existing participant and the joining participant, wherein the join configuration controls joining of other joining participants in the shared extended reality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Lasse Juhani LAAKSONEN, Jussi LEPPÄNEN, Arto LEHTINIEMI, Sujeet Shyamsundar MATE