Patents by Inventor Jari Syrjarinne

Jari Syrjarinne 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).

  • Publication number: 20200205005
    Abstract: A method is disclosed that includes obtaining one or more radio signal parameters of one or more radio signals observed by a mobile device at an observation position. The method also includes obtaining or holding available radio map information representing a radio map of a predetermined environment. The radio map is indicative of an expected radio environment of the predetermined environment. The method further includes determining, at least partially based on the one or more radio signal parameters and the radio map information, whether the one or more radio signal parameters are expected or unexpected. A corresponding apparatus and a computer-readable storage medium are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Lauri Aarne Johannes WIROLA, Jari SYRJARINNE
  • Publication number: 20200205004
    Abstract: A method is disclosed that includes obtaining one or more pieces of spoofing information indicative of a data set enabling positioning based on radio signals sent by a respective radio node. The data set is further indicative of one or more parameters based on which said positioning is performed and/or controlled and which is considered to be at least partially unexpected. The method further includes aggregating spoofing information based on the one or more parameters of the respective data set of the one or more pieces of spoofing information; and providing at least a part of the aggregated spoofing information for usage in a positioning. A corresponding apparatus, computer-readable storage medium and system are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Lauri Aarne Johannes Wirola, Jari Syrjarinne
  • Publication number: 20200200858
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer-readable storage medium are provided that maintain a database including information identifying of one or more mobile devices. Each mobile device of the one or more mobile devices is configured to enable positioning based on radio signals. The positioning enabled by the respective mobile device is considered to be at least partially unexpected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Lauri Aarne Johannes WIROLA, Jari SYRJARINNE
  • Publication number: 20200200864
    Abstract: A method is disclosed that includes obtaining one or more pieces of threat information indicative of a data set enabling positioning based on radio signals sent by a respective radio node. The data set is further indicative of one or more parameters based on which said positioning is performed and/or controlled and which is considered to be at least partially unexpected. The method also includes utilizing the one or more pieces of threat information in a positioning. In order to obtain the one or more pieces of threat information, the method includes at least one of: obtaining the one or more pieces of threat information by using an application programming interface; or obtaining the one or more pieces of spoofing information by using a push method. A corresponding apparatus, computer-readable storage medium and system are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Lauri Aarne Johannes WIROLA, Jari SYRJARINNE
  • Publication number: 20200204988
    Abstract: A method is provided that is performed by a mobile device at least partially under control of a positioning program. The method includes establishing or initiating establishing a secure communication path to a remote device for receiving one or more signature parameter data sets and receiving said signature parameter data set(s) via said secure communication path. The method also includes estimating a position of said mobile device at least partially based on radio signal parameter(s) obtained by said mobile device. The position data are obtained as a result of said estimating. The method further includes determining a digital signature of said position data at least partially based on at least one of said signature parameter data set(s). The method also includes providing said position data and said signature data to one or more application programs. A corresponding device and computer-readable storage medium are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Lauri Aarne Johannes WIROLA, Jari SYRJARINNE, Tommi LAINE
  • Publication number: 20200200856
    Abstract: A method is disclosed that includes obtaining one or more first radio signal parameters of one or more first radio signals and one or more second radio signals observed by a mobile device at an observation position. The one or more first and second radio signals are radio signals of first and second radio signal types, respectively. The method also includes obtaining first and second radio map information representing first and second radio maps, respectively, for estimating a position of said mobile device based on observable radio signals of the first and second radio signal types, respectively. The method further includes determining first and second position estimates for the observation position of the mobile device at least partially based on the one or more first and second radio signal parameters and the first and second radio map information, respectively. A corresponding apparatus and computer-readable storage medium are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Lauri Aarne Johannes WIROLA, Jari SYRJARINNE
  • Publication number: 20200200859
    Abstract: A method performed by a mobile device is disclosed that includes obtaining one or more first radio signal parameters of one or more radio signals at a first position of the mobile device and obtaining sensor information indicating a movement of the mobile device from the first position to a second position. The method also includes obtaining one or more second radio signal parameters of the one or more radio signals at the second position of the mobile device and determining, at least partially based on the first radio signal parameters and the sensor information, whether the second radio signal parameters are expected or unexpected for the second position of the mobile device. A corresponding apparatus and computer-readable storage medium are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Lauri Aarne Johannes WIROLA, Jari SYRJARINNE
  • Publication number: 20200200857
    Abstract: A method is disclosed that includes obtaining one or more pieces of radio measurements; determining one or more radio nodes that enable one or more mobile devices a respective positioning; and maintaining a database comprising information identifying the determined one or more radio nodes. A corresponding apparatus, computer-readable storage medium and system are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Lauri Aarne Johannes WIROLA, Jari SYRJARINNE
  • Publication number: 20200200865
    Abstract: A method is disclosed that includes maintaining a database comprising identifying information indicative of one or more radio nodes and/or of one or more areas within which the one or more radio nodes are located. Each respective radio node of the one or more radio nodes is configured to enable positioning based on radio signals sent by the respective radio node. The positioning enabled by the respective radio node is considered to be at least partially unexpected. A corresponding apparatus, computer-readable storage medium and system are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Lauri Aarne Johannes WIROLA, Jari SYRJARINNE
  • Patent number: 10694375
    Abstract: An apparatus assembles positioning assistance data using a predetermined version of a set of values of parameters. The positioning assistance data relates to radio signals of a particular positioning support device. The apparatus encrypts the positioning assistance data using an encryption key that is associated with this version and causes the particular positioning support device to transmit the assembled and encrypted data. The positioning support device transmits the data. An apparatus obtains the data, received by a mobile device, and attempts to decrypt the data using at least one encryption key. If the decryption is successful with a particular encryption key, a version of a set of values of parameters may be selected that is associated with the encryption key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Muhammad Irshan Khan, Jari Syrjärinne, Pavel Ivanov
  • Publication number: 20200182624
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided that determines, based on a geometrical criterion and at least one map object of plurality of map objects, whether a map element of a first map element type or a second map element type shall be created; wherein elements of the first map element type are intended to be usable for applying a constraint to a user position and wherein elements of the second map element type are intended to be less usable for applying a constraint to a user position compared to the elements of the first map element type; and creates a map element according to the determined map element type, the created map element being associated with the at least one map object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Muhammad Irshan KHAN, Jari SYRJÄRINNE, Lauri WIROLA, Pavel IVANOV
  • Patent number: 10670690
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment, an apparatus comprises at least one receiver configured to receive a grid corresponding to an area, at least one processor configured to assign at least one access point in the area to at least one node in the grid, and the at least one processor configured to select a predetermined number of access points assigned to the at least one node for inclusion in a partial radio map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Lauri Wirola, Laura Wirola, Jari Syrjarinne, Mikko Blomqvist, Tommi Laine
  • Patent number: 10663570
    Abstract: The invention relates to determination of a location of a device of a user. In a methods, information of signal strength of one or more wireless signals and information of signal strength distribution of wireless signals is obtained by a device. The information of signal strength and the information of signal strength distribution are used to determine at least one likelihood whether the device is inside an area. In the method radio maps representing signal strength distribution in the building may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Muhammad Irshan Khan, Jari Syrjärinne, Pavel Ivanov
  • Publication number: 20200116818
    Abstract: An apparatus obtains a set of radio data comprising signal strength related values for radio signals transmitted by a transmitter with an association of each signal strength related value with a representation of a geographical location. The apparatus applies a frequency transform to the obtained set of radio data to obtain transform coefficients, each transform coefficient comprising a transform index and an associated transform value. The apparatus selects a subset of transform indices having more significant transform values than the remaining transform indices and compresses the transform indices by encoding each transform index exploiting a probability of occurrence of an index value of a respective transform index. The same or another apparatus decodes the compressed transform indices again for use in position operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Lauri WIROLA, Pavel IVANOV, Muhammad Irshan KHAN, Jari SYRJÄRINNE, Jukka TALVITIE, Elena-Simona LOHAN
  • Publication number: 20200088834
    Abstract: Results of measurements by a mobile device on radio signals transmitted by at least one transmitter are obtained. The results of measurements comprise characteristics of the radio signals at each of a plurality of locations of measurements at a particular site, and indications of the locations of measurement. The results of measurement and the indications of the locations are provided and used as a basis for a generation of a radio map for use in supporting a positioning of mobile devices at the site. In addition, a user input to the mobile device is detected, the user input defining a localization area at the site that is to be covered by the radio map. A representation of the defined localization area is provided in addition for use in connection with the radio map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Pavel IVANOV, Jari SYRJÄRINNE, Muhammad Irshan KHAN, Lauri WIROLA
  • Patent number: 10571276
    Abstract: An apparatus determines, based on a geometrical criterion and at least one map object of plurality of map objects, whether a map element of a first map element type or a second map element type shall be created. Elements of the first map element type are intended to be usable for applying a constraint to a user position and elements of the second map element type are intended to be less usable for applying a constraint to a user position compared to the elements of the first map element type. The apparatus also creates a map element according to the determined map element type. The created map element is associated with the at least one map object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Muhammad Irshan Khan, Jari Syrjärinne, Lauri Wirola, Pavel Ivanov
  • Patent number: 10557915
    Abstract: An apparatus estimates successive headings of a mobile device based on respective results of measurements by the mobile device on radio signal transmitted by a plurality of transmitters to obtain estimated headings (201). It computes a mean heading based on a predetermined number of the estimated headings and computing a standard deviation of the predetermined number of estimated headings (202). It determines whether the mean heading is to be considered valid based on the computed standard deviation of the estimated headings (203). Finally, it provides an indication of the mean heading as an indication of a current heading of the mobile device for use by a specific application only if the mean heading is determined to be considered valid (204).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Muhammad Irshan Khan, Jari Syrjärinne, Pavel Ivanov
  • Publication number: 20200045539
    Abstract: An apparatus assembles positioning assistance data using a predetermined version of a set of values of parameters. The positioning assistance data relates to radio signals of a particular positioning support device. The apparatus encrypts the positioning assistance data using an encryption key that is associated with this version and causes the particular positioning support device to transmit the assembled and encrypted data. The positioning support device transmits the data. An apparatus obtains the data, received by a mobile device, and attempts to decrypt the data using at least one encryption key. If the decryption is successful with a particular encryption key, a version of a set of values of parameters may be selected that is associated with the encryption key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Muhammad Irshan KHAN, Jari SYRJÄRINNE, Pavel IVANOV
  • Patent number: 10545218
    Abstract: It is disclosed to obtain physical layout data of a radiomap based on a plurality of location information representatives, each of the location information representatives being associated with a radiomeasurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Jari Syrjärinne, Pavel Ivanov, Muhammad Irshan Khan
  • Publication number: 20200025861
    Abstract: It is disclosed to obtain a frequency transformed radiomap data set by applying a discrete frequency transform to an original radiomap data set. It is also disclosed to obtain a reconstructed radiomap data set by applying an inverse discrete frequency transform to a frequency transformed radiomap data set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Lauri Wirola, Jari Syrjarinne, Jukka Talvitie, Elena-Simona Lohan