Patents by Inventor Harm Cronie

Harm Cronie 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: 11503049
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for determining one or more first devices that are Internet devices meeting all of the following conditions: residing at a given location; equipped with one or more ambience sensing capable sensors; and operation mode being such that their ambience sensing capable sensors should not cause transmission of data. One or more second devices are determined that are Internet devices at the given location and equipped with one or more elements capable of causing an ambient stimulation detectable by the sensors of one or more first devices. Data transmissions of the first devices are monitored. Issuing of the ambient stimulation is caused by a subset of the one or more second devices. It is determined whether the issuing of the ambient stimulation caused a significant change in the monitored data transmissions of the first devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: David Duffy, Matthew Lawrenson, Harm Cronie
  • Publication number: 20220301535
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer program is described for detecting a pre-event signature based on sensor data, wherein the pre-event signature is indicative of a prediction of a first event; determining an event masking action corresponding to the first event; and causing performance, in response to the detection of the pre-event signature, of the event masking action for masking the first event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher WRIGHT, David DUFFY, Harm CRONIE
  • Patent number: 11362820
    Abstract: According to an example aspect of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus comprising at least one processing core, at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code being configured to, with the at least one processing core, cause the apparatus at least to receive from a pressure sensor matrix data describing a time-varying pressure interaction of the pressure sensor matrix with a second pressure sensor matrix, process the data to obtain a bit sequence, and use the bit sequence as a shared secret in a cryptographic procedure with a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Harm Cronie
  • Patent number: 11190359
    Abstract: A device for accessing a distributed ledger is provided. The distributed ledger is maintained by a plurality of virtual nodes. The device has a circuitry, which is configured to access the distributed ledger through at least one virtual node of the plurality of virtual nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Harm Cronie, Julian Nolan
  • Patent number: 11163611
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing a virtual device has a circuitry. The circuitry searches for resource devices providing characteristics of a set of characteristics of the virtual device in a distributed ledger. The distributed ledger includes information about multiple resource devices. The circuitry provides the virtual device by selecting resource devices providing characteristics of the set of characteristics of the virtual device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: SONY EUROPE B.V.
    Inventors: Harm Cronie, Julian Nolan, Makoto Koike
  • Publication number: 20210258046
    Abstract: Using a transformation based at least in part on a non-simple orthogonal or unitary matrix, data may be transmitted over a data bus in a manner that is resilient to one or more types of signal noise, that does not require a common reference at the transmission and acquisition points, and/or that has a pin-efficiency that is greater than 50% and may approach that of single-ended signaling. Such transformations may be implemented in hardware in an efficient manner. Hybrid transformers that apply such transformations to selected subsets of signals to be transmitted may be used to adapt to various signal set sizes and/or transmission environment properties including noise and physical space requirements of given transmission environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Harm Cronie, Amin Shokrollahi
  • Publication number: 20210217309
    Abstract: An electronic device that is configured as a host of a distributed ledger, the permission to access the distributed ledger being location based.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: HARM CRONIE, JULIAN NOLAN, MAKOTO KOIKE
  • Patent number: 10985806
    Abstract: Using a transformation based at least in part on a non-simple orthogonal or unitary matrix, data may be transmitted over a data bus in a manner that is resilient to one or more types of signal noise, that does not require a common reference at the transmission and acquisition points, and/or that has a pin-efficiency that is greater than 50% and may approach that of single-ended signaling. Such transformations may be implemented in hardware in an efficient manner. Hybrid transformers that apply such transformations to selected subsets of signals to be transmitted may be used to adapt to various signal set sizes and/or transmission environment properties including noise and physical space requirements of given transmission environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne
    Inventors: Harm Cronie, Amin Shokrollahi
  • Publication number: 20210099471
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for determining one or more first devices that are Internet devices meeting all of the following conditions: residing at a given location; equipped with one or more ambience sensing capable sensors; and operation mode being such that their ambience sensing capable sensors should not cause transmission of data. One or more second devices are determined that are Internet devices at the given location and equipped with one or more elements capable of causing an ambient stimulation detectable by the sensors of one or more first devices. Data transmissions of the first devices are monitored. Issuing of the ambient stimulation is caused by a subset of the one or more second devices. It is determined whether the issuing of the ambient stimulation caused a significant change in the monitored data transmissions of the first devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: David Duffy, Matthew Lawrenson, Harm Cronie
  • Publication number: 20210048538
    Abstract: According to an example aspect of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus comprising a memory configured to store a sensor management dataset, and at least one processing core, configured to process an instruction to limit an accuracy of a first sensor in accordance with a resolution requirement of a property measured by the first sensor, determine, using the sensor management dataset, at least one second sensor which is capable of estimating the property, and cause lowering of resolution of data produced by the at least one second sensor, the extent of resolution lowering being determined based on first resolution requirement and the sensor management dataset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventor: Harm Cronie
  • Publication number: 20210044969
    Abstract: An electronic device that is configured as a host of a distributed ledger, the permission to access the distributed ledger being location based.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: HARM CRONIE, JULIAN NOLAN, MAKOTO KOIKE
  • Publication number: 20210044443
    Abstract: There is provided a method including determining if two separated distributed ledgers share a common history.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Harm Cronie, Julian Nolan, Makoto Koike
  • Publication number: 20200374115
    Abstract: According to an example aspect of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus comprising at least one processing core, at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code being configured to, with the at least one processing core, cause the apparatus at least to receive from a pressure sensor matrix data describing a time-varying pressure interaction of the pressure sensor matrix with a second pressure sensor matrix, process the data to obtain a bit sequence, and use the bit sequence as a shared secret in a cryptographic procedure with a device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventor: Harm Cronie
  • Patent number: 10846281
    Abstract: An electronic device for maintaining a distributed ledger, which is maintained by multiple electronic nodes, wherein the distributed ledger includes multiple blocks which are associated at least with one of the previously recorded blocks and wherein a block can be added to the distributed ledger based on a mining process, has circuitry configured to perform a mining process of a block to be added to the distributed ledger, wherein the mining process by at least a part of the multiple electronic nodes includes compressing data of the block to be added to the distributed ledger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Harm Cronie, Julian Nolan
  • Publication number: 20190391829
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing a virtual device has a circuitry. The circuitry searches for resource devices providing characteristics of a set of characteristics of the virtual device in a distributed ledger. The distributed ledger includes information about multiple resource devices. The circuitry provides the virtual device by selecting resource devices providing characteristics of the set of characteristics of the virtual device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: HARM CRONIE, JULIAN NOLAN, MAKOTO KOIKE
  • Publication number: 20190341972
    Abstract: Using a transformation based at least in part on a non-simple orthogonal or unitary matrix, data may be transmitted over a data bus in a manner that is resilient to one or more types of signal noise, that does not require a common reference at the transmission and acquisition points, and/or that has a pin-efficiency that is greater than 50% and may approach that of single-ended signaling. Such transformations may be implemented in hardware in an efficient manner. Hybrid transformers that apply such transformations to selected subsets of signals to be transmitted may be used to adapt to various signal set sizes and/or transmission environment properties including noise and physical space requirements of given transmission environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Harm Cronie, Amin Shokrollahi
  • Patent number: 10433114
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system (1) for transmitting location dependent data. The system comprises multiple antennas (3), a transmitter (5) coupled to the multiple antennas (3) and a processor (7). The processor (7) is configured to determine multiple location dependent parts of the location dependent data, each of the multiple location dependent parts corresponding to a different geographical region (8a-g, 25), and to use the transmitter (5) to transmit at least two of the multiple location dependent parts to a different target location (9a-g, 23) over the multiple antennas (3). Each of the at least two location dependent parts is associated with a different reference location (9a-g, 21) and the distance between a target location (9a-g, 23) and a reference location (9a-g, 21) associated with a location dependent part transmitted to the target location (9a-g, 23) is smaller than a predetermined threshold. The invention further relates to a device (17) for receiving location dependent data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Koninklijke KPN N.V.
    Inventors: Harm Cronie, Julian Nolan, Matthew Lawrenson
  • Publication number: 20190273540
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (1) for communicating with one or more neighboring devices (11). The device (1) comprises a transmitter (3) for transmitting a data signal to one or more neighboring devices (11) and/or a receiver (5) for receiving a data signal from one or more neighboring devices (11). The device (1) further comprises a processor (7). The processor (7) is configured to determine a distance and/or a direction to one or more neighboring devices relative to the device (1). This distance and/or direction are determined using at least one sensor (9) other than the receiver (5). The processor (7) is further configured to configure the transmitter (3) and/or the receiver (5) in dependence on the determined distance and/or direction. The processor (7) is also configured to use the transmitter (3) to transmit a data signal to at least one of the one or more neighboring devices (11) and/or to use the receiver (5) to receive a data signal from at least one of the one or more neighboring devices (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicants: Koninklijke KPN N.V., Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast- Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Harm Cronie, Matthew Lawrenson, Julian Nolan, Antonius Norp
  • Patent number: 10355756
    Abstract: Using a transformation based at least in part on a non-simple orthogonal or unitary matrix, data may be transmitted over a data bus in a manner that is resilient to one or more types of signal noise, that does not require a common reference at the transmission and acquisition points, and/or that has a pin-efficiency that is greater than 50% and may approach that of single-ended signaling. Such transformations may be implemented in hardware in an efficient manner. Hybrid transformers that apply such transformations to selected subsets of signals to be transmitted may be used to adapt to various signal set sizes and/or transmission environment properties including noise and physical space requirements of given transmission environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne
    Inventors: Harm Cronie, Amin Shokrollahi
  • Publication number: 20180376291
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system (1) for transmitting location dependent data. The system comprises multiple antennas (3), a transmitter (5) coupled to the multiple antennas (3) and a processor (7). The processor (7) is configured to determine multiple location dependent parts of the location dependent data, each of the multiple location dependent parts corresponding to a different geographical region (8a-g, 25), and to use the transmitter (5) to transmit at least two of the multiple location dependent parts to a different target location (9a-g, 23) over the multiple antennas (3). Each of the at least two location dependent parts is associated with a different reference location (9a-g, 21) and the distance between a target location (9a-g, 23) and a reference location (9a-g, 21) associated with a location dependent part transmitted to the target location (9a-g, 23) is smaller than a predetermined threshold. The invention further relates to a device (17) for receiving location dependent data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: Koninklijke KPN N.V.
    Inventors: Harm Cronie, Julian Nolan, Matthew Lawrenson