Patents by Inventor Julian Nolan

Julian Nolan 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: 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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: 20200143338
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is provided comprising: generating a digital data block comprising transaction data representing at least one energy transfer transaction corresponding to an exchange of charge between a community member device and a charge source device, randomly selecting, in a group of community member devices, a plurality of block verification devices, wherein the block verification devices form a subgroup of block verification devices, partitioning a block verification computation task for the digital data block into a plurality of block verification computation subtasks, assigning the block verification computation so subtasks to respective selected block verification devices, transmitting the digital data block to each selected block verification device, together with its respective block verification computation subtask over a computer network, determining that the digital data block is verified, based on at least one verification results of a corresponding block verification computation
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Thierry Lucidarme, Stephane Dupre la Tour, Julian Nolan, Matthew Lawrenson, Bernadette Elliott-Bowman
  • 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: 10551519
    Abstract: In a first technique one or more tuned circuits (“traps”) are placed in series in the metal detector coil, tuned to the operating frequency of the other sensor. In another technique a single turn coil of wire, or a small number of turns coil, is used as the metal detector coil, in combination with a step up transformer at the coil feed, to increase the EMF of the coil. In a further technique, the metal detector coil is formed in a plane that has regard to the sensing field of the other sensor. In another technique, the feed for the metal detector coil comprises a twisted pair of wires, which are routed along an axis in order to try to minimize and equalize the effect of the metal detector feed on the operation of the other antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Roke Manor Research Limited
    Inventors: Julian Nolan Gannaway, Richard Alexander Meyers
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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: 20180218027
    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: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Harm Cronie, Julian Nolan
  • Publication number: 20180219686
    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: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Harm Cronie, Julian Nolan