Patents by Inventor Debmalya BISWAS

Debmalya BISWAS 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: 10993108
    Abstract: According to an example aspect of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus comprising a receiver configured to receive, from a first node, an indication of privacy preference and, from a second node, an indication relating to an accuracy at which the second node can determine a location of the first node (510), and at least one processing core configured to determine routing information based at least in part on the indication of privacy preference and the indication relating to the accuracy (520).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Julian Charles Nolan, Christopher Ian Cox, Debmalya Biswas, Matthew John Lawrenson
  • Patent number: 10598501
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a processor and memory Including computer program code, the memory and computer program code configured to, with the processor, enable the apparatus at least to: for a defined road Journey through a road network from a start location lo an end location, assign respective sub-portions of the defined road journey to each of a group of mobile devices associated with one or more travellers for the road journey according to at least one predefined assignment criterion, wherein each of the group of mobile devices is configured For provision of live mapping data for live navigation of the respective sub-portion of the road journey, and wherein the at least one predefined assignment criterion comprises a discontinuity criterion configured to assign two or more consecutive sub-portions of the road journey to be discontinuous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Debmalya Biswas, Julian Nolan, Matthew John Lawrenson
  • Patent number: 10527435
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a processor and memory including computer program code, the memory and computer program code configured to, with the processor, enable the apparatus at least to: for a defined road journey through a road network from a start location to an end location, assign respective sub-portions of the defined road journey to each of a group of mobile devices associated with one or more travellers for the road journey according to at least one predefined assignment criterion, wherein each of the group of mobile devices is configured for provision of live mapping data for live navigation of the respective sub-portion of the road journey.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Debmalya Biswas, Julian Nolan, Matthew John Lawrenson
  • Patent number: 10459925
    Abstract: According to the present invention there is provided a computer-enabled method of assisting to generate an innovation, the method comprising the steps of: retrieving from a database a first set of more than two documents belonging to a first domain (D1); retrieving from said database a second set of more than two documents belonging to a second domain (D2); selecting all possible combinations of documents from the first set with all documents in said second set, and for each combination of documents: determining a composite novelty score, a composite proximity score and a composite impact score; and based on all of the determined composite novelty scores and/or composite proximity scores and/or composite impact scores, providing a recommendation which can assist to generate an innovation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: IPROVA SARL
    Inventors: Debmalya Biswas, Julian C. Nolan, Matthew J. Lawrenson
  • Patent number: 10445513
    Abstract: According to an example aspect of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus comprising a memory interface configured to access a plurality of privacy feature requirement sets, each privacy feature requirement set being associated with a source code segment, and at least one processing core configured to select a first source code segment from among the source code segments based on a comparison between a privacy feature requirement set associated with the first source code segment and a current privacy feature requirement set, and to derive a privacy feature deviation set using the current privacy feature requirement set and the selected first source code segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Debmalya Biswas, Julian Nolan, Matthew John Lawrenson
  • Patent number: 10401183
    Abstract: According to an example aspect of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus comprising at least one receiver configured to receive a route indication specifying an initial point (110) and an end point of a route (120), and at least one processing core configured to determine a plurality of candidate routes (112, 114) based at least in part on the route indication and a privacy preference indication, and to determine for each of the plurality of candidate routes a privacy overhead route (112P, 114P).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Debmalya Biswas, Matthew John Lawrenson, Julian Nolan
  • Patent number: 10331898
    Abstract: An approach is provided for policy adaption based on application policy compliance analysis. The compliance platform processes and/or facilitates a processing of one or more policy compliance logs associated with at least one application to determine one or more policy compliance profiles associated with the at least one application. The compliance platform determines one or more contexts under which the at least one application operates. The compliance platform causes, at least in part, an association of the one or more policy compliance profiles with the one or more contexts. The compliance platform then processes and/or facilitates a processing of user contextual information, user application use information, or a combination thereof against the association, the one or more policy compliance profiles, the one or more contexts, or a combination thereof to determine one or more adaptions to one or more policies associated with the at least one application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Nikolai Nefedov, Debmalya Biswas
  • Patent number: 10229138
    Abstract: An approach is provided for deleting a user's online data across different services and platforms based on contextual selection criteria. The deletion manager determines at least one request to delete data associated with at least one user, the request specifying at least in part one or more contextual parameters. The deletion manager determines one or more data records associated with the at least one user from one or more services, one or more applications, or a combination thereof. The deletion manager causes, at least in part, a deletion of the one or more data records based, at least in part, on whether the data at least substantially meet the one or more contextual parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Debmalya Biswas, Gian Paolo Perrucci
  • Patent number: 10188950
    Abstract: An approach is provided of generating real-world privacy policies based on in-game behavior. A privacy policy platform determines in-game behavior data associated with at least one user while the at least one user is playing at least one location-based game. The privacy platform causes, at least in part, a mapping of the in-game behavior data to one or more game locations within the at least one location-based game. The privacy platform further causes, at least in part, a correlation of the one or more game locations to one or more real-world locations. The privacy platform then causes, at least in part, a generating of one or more privacy policies for the one or more real-world locations based, at least in part, on the in-game behavior data mapped to the correlated one or more game locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Debmalya Biswas, Julian Nolan, Matthew John Lawrenson
  • Patent number: 10148709
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for validating crowdsourced location data. A validation platform causes, at least in part, a determination of location data reported by at least one user, at least one device associated with the at least one user, or a combination thereof. The validation platform processes, and/or facilitates a processing of personal detail information associated with the at least one user, the at least one device, or a combination thereof to cause, at least in part, a validation of the location data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Sergey Boldyrev, Debmalya Biswas, Juha Kalevi Laurila, Lauri Aarno Olavi Tarkkala
  • Patent number: 10146956
    Abstract: An approach is provided for providing real-time controlled location privacy as the location evolves, and providing a user with alternate routes and applications depending on the level of desired location privacy. A location privacy platform determines at least one location associated with at least one device. The location privacy platform also processes and/or facilitates a processing of contextual information associated with the at least one location, the at least one device, one or more applications associated with the at least one device, or a combination thereof to determine one or more privacy metrics for the one or more applications with respect to the at least one location; wherein the one or more privacy metrics relate, at least in part, to an exposure of user data by the one or more applications at the at least one location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Sergey Boldyrev, Ian Justin Oliver, Jari-Jukka Harald Kaaja, Mikko Aleksi Uusitalo, Debmalya Biswas, Juha Kalevi Laurila
  • Patent number: 10069867
    Abstract: An approach is provided for processing sensor data to determine an identification of at least one object. The approach involves determining brain wave data associated with at least one user during an exposure of the at least one object to at least one user. The approach also involves processing the brain wave information to determine a sensitivity information of the at least one user to the at least one object. The approach further involves causing a configuration of one or more privacy policies of at least one device based, at least in part, on the sensitivity information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Debmalya Biswas, Matthew John Lawrenson, Julian Nolan
  • Publication number: 20180106622
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a processor and memory including computer program code, the memory and computer program code configured to, with the processor, enable the apparatus at least to: for a defined road journey through a road network from a start location to an end location, assign respective sub-portions of the defined road journey to each of a group of mobile devices associated with one or more travellers for the road journey according to at least one predefined assignment criterion, wherein each of the group of mobile devices is configured for provision of live mapping data for live navigation of the respective sub-portion of the road journey.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Debmalya BISWAS, Julian NOLAN, Matthew John LAWRENSON
  • Patent number: 9946893
    Abstract: An approach is provided for adapting privacy profiles to respond to changes in physiological state. The policy platform may process and/or facilitate a processing of sensor information to determine at least one change in one or more physiological states of at least one user, wherein the at least one user is associated with at least one context, at least one activity, or a combination thereof. Then, the policy platform may cause, at least in part, a modification of at least one privacy profile for at least one device associated with the at least one user based, at least in part, on the at least one change in the one or more physiological states, the at least one context, the at least one activity, or a combination thereof, wherein the modification of the at least one privacy profile includes, at least in part, an enabling or a disabling of one or more privacy services operating at least at least one device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Julian Nolan, Matthew John Lawrenson, Debmalya Biswas
  • Publication number: 20180087913
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a processor and memory Including computer program code, the memory and computer program code configured to, with the processor, enable the apparatus at least to: for a defined road Journey through a road network from a start location lo an end location, assign respective sub-portions of the defined road journey to each of a group of mobile devices associated with one or more travellers for the road journey according to at least one predefmed assignment criterion, wherein each of the group of mobile devices is configured For provision of live mapping data for live navigation of the respective sub-portion of the road journey, and wherein the at least one predefmed assignment criterion comprises a discontinuity criterion configured to assign two or more consecutive sub-portions of the road journey to be discontinuous.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Debmalya BISWAS, Julian NOLAN, Matthew John LAWRENSON
  • Publication number: 20180068126
    Abstract: According to an example aspect of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus comprising a memory interface configured to access a plurality of privacy feature requirement sets, each privacy feature requirement set being associated with a source code segment, and at least one processing core configured to select a first source code segment from among the source code segments based on a comparison between a privacy feature requirement set associated with the first source code segment and a current privacy feature requirement set, and to derive a privacy feature deviation set using the current privacy feature requirement set and the selected first source code segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Debmalya BISWAS, Julian NOLAN, Matthew John LAWRENSON
  • Publication number: 20180063706
    Abstract: According to an example aspect of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus comprising a receiver configured to receive, from a first node, an indication of privacy preference and, from a second node, an indication relating to an accuracy at which the second node can determine a location of the first node (510), and at least one processing core configured to determine routing information based at least in part on the indication of privacy preference and the indication relating to the accuracy (520).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Julian Charles NOLAN, Christopher Ian COX, Debmalya BISWAS, Matthew John LAWRENSON
  • Publication number: 20180052001
    Abstract: According to an example aspect of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus comprising at least one receiver configured to receive a route indication specifying an initial point (110) and an end point of a route (120), and at least one processing core configured to determine a plurality of candidate routes (112, 114) based at least in part on the route indication and a privacy preference indication, and to determine for each of the plurality of candidate routes a privacy overhead route (112P, 114P).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Applicant: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Debmalya BISWAS, Matthew John LAWRENSON, Julian NOLAN
  • Patent number: 9883340
    Abstract: An approach is provided for providing alternative route recommendations for a group of nearby users in a privacy preserving manner. A recommendation platform determines at least one group of one or more users within proximity of at least one location-based service, at least one location-based event, or a combination thereof. A recommendation platform processes and/or facilitates a processing of one or more datasets associated with the group to cause, at least in part, a determination of whether to recommend the at least one location-based service, the at least one location-based event, or a combination thereof to the group. A recommendation platform causes, at least in part, a presentation of the at least one location-based service, the at least one location-based event, or a combination thereof to the group, the one or more users, or a combination thereof based, at least in part, on the determination of whether to recommend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Sergey Boldyrev, Debmalya Biswas, Lauri Tarkkala
  • Publication number: 20170315103
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: a sensor configured to sense ambient smell; and a processor configured, responsive to the sensor sensing the ambient smell, to determine smell impact based on the ambient smell, and to conduct at least one counter action based on the smell impact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Debmalya BISWAS, Matthew John LAWRENSON, Julian NOLAN