Patents by Inventor Jussi Virolainen

Jussi Virolainen 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: 20210266665
    Abstract: An apparatus, electronic device, method and computer program wherein the apparatus includes: processing circuitry; and memory circuitry including computer program code, the memory circuitry and the computer program code configured to, with the processing circuitry, enable the apparatus to perform: obtaining spatial information relating to a captured sound field from a first set of microphones; obtaining one or more signals from a second set of microphones where the one or more signals relate to the captured sound field; and using the obtained spatial information from the first set of microphones to process the one or more signals obtained from the second set of microphones; wherein the first set of microphones is provided within an electronic device and the second set of microphones is provided external to the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Juha VILKAMO, Jussi VIROLAINEN
  • Publication number: 20210250717
    Abstract: An apparatus including circuitry configured for: receiving at least two audio signals; determining at least one lower frequency effect parameter based on the at least two audio signals; determining at least one transport audio signal based on the at least two audio signals; controlling a transmission/storage of the at least one transport audio signal and the at least one lower frequency effect information such that a rendering based on the at least one transport audio signal and the at least one lower frequency effect information enables a determination of at least one low frequency effect channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Mikko-Ville LAITINEN, Milkka VILERMO, Mikko TAMMI, Jussi VIROLAINEN, Juha VILKAMO
  • Patent number: 11044555
    Abstract: An apparatus, electronic device, method and computer program wherein the apparatus includes: processing circuitry; and memory circuitry including computer program code, the memory circuitry and the computer program code configured to, with the processing circuitry, enable the apparatus to perform: obtaining spatial information relating to a captured sound field from a first set of microphones; obtaining one or more signals from a second set of microphones where the one or more signals relate to the captured sound field; and using the obtained spatial information from the first set of microphones to process the one or more signals obtained from the second set of microphones; wherein the first set of microphones is provided within an electronic device and the second set of microphones is provided external to the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Juha Vilkamo, Jussi Virolainen
  • Publication number: 20210144467
    Abstract: An audio processing technique including obtaining a multi-channel audio signal, a first sound direction of interest and a second sound direction of interest; determining, for one or more frequency bands, a respective first range of sound directions encompassed by a first focus pattern directed to said first sound direction of interest and a respective second range of sound directions encompassed by a second focus pattern directed to said second sound direction of interest; determining, for said one or more frequency bands, respective overlap between the first and second ranges of sound directions; and deriving, based on the multi-channel audio signal and in accordance with said first and second focus patterns, a processed audio signal where sounds in said first and second sound directions of interest are emphasized in relation to sounds in other sound directions, said derivation including controlling emphasis in dependence of the determined overlap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Toni MAKINEN, Miikka Vilermo, Mikko Tammi, Jussi Virolainen
  • Patent number: 10877717
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided in order to present an intuitive visual user interface for audio equalization. In the context of a method includes defining at least two locations upon the visual user interface. Each location is associated with a predefined audio equalization characteristic. The method also causes first and second configurable elements to be provided by the visual user interface. Further, the method includes associating an audio equalization characteristic with the first configurable element based upon a location of the first configurable element relative to the at least two locations. The second configurable element provides a visual representation of the audio equalization characteristic based upon the location of the first configurable element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventor: Jussi Virolainen
  • Patent number: 10869155
    Abstract: Apparatus including a processor configured to: provide a position for at least one sound source relative to a reference position; analyse at least one input audio signal associated with the at least one sound source to determine at least one gain value based on the at least one input audio signal and the position for the at least one sound source relative to the reference position; and synthesize at least two output channels based on the at least one input audio signal, a directional transfer function pair, the at least one gain value and the position for the at least one sound source relative to the reference position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jorma Makinen, Mikko Tammi, Mikko-Ville Laitinen, Jussi Virolainen
  • Patent number: 10785589
    Abstract: Apparatus comprising one or more processors configured to: receive at least two microphone audio signals (101) for audio signal processing wherein the audio signal processing comprises at least a spatial audio signal processing (303) and beamforming processing (305); determine spatial information (304) based on the audio signal processing associated with the at least two microphone audio signals; determine focus information (308) for the beamforming processing associated with the at least two microphone audio signals; and apply a spatial filter (307) in order to synthesize at least one spatially processed audio signal (312) based on the at least one beamformed audio signal from the at least two microphone audio signals (101), the spatial information (304) and the focus information (308) in such a way that the spatial filter (307), the at least one beamformed audio signal (306), the spatial information (304) and the focus information (308) are configured to be used to spatially synthesize (307) the at least on
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Mikko Tammi, Toni Mäkinen, Jussi Virolainen, Mikko Heikkinen
  • Patent number: 10657982
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising at least one processor and at least one memory including computer program code the at least one memory and the computer program code configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus at least to perform processing at least one control parameter dependent on at least one sensor input parameter, processing at least one audio signal dependent on the processed at least one control parameter, and outputting the processed at least one audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Asta M. Karkkainen, Jussi Virolainen
  • Publication number: 20190394606
    Abstract: Apparatus comprising one or more processors configured to: receive at least two microphone audio signals (101) for audio signal processing wherein the audio signal processing comprises at least a spatial audio signal processing (303) and beamforming processing (305); determine spatial information (304) based on the audio signal processing associated with the at least two microphone audio signals; determine focus information (308) for the beamforming processing associated with the at least two microphone audio signals; and apply a spatial filter (307) in order to synthesize at least one spatially processed audio signal (312) based on the at least one beamformed audio signal from the at least two microphone audio signals (101), the spatial information (304) and the focus information (308) in such a way that the spatial filter (307), the at least one beamformed audio signal (306), the spatial information (304) and the focus information (308) are configured to be used to spatially synthesize (307) the at least on
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Mikko TAMMI, Toni MÄKINEN, Jussi VIROLAINEN, Mikko HEIKKINEN
  • Publication number: 20190289420
    Abstract: Apparatus including a processor configured to: provide a position for at least one sound source relative to a reference position; analyse at least one input audio signal associated with the at least one sound source to determine at least one gain value based on the at least one input audio signal and the position for the at least one sound source relative to the reference position; and synthesize at least two output channels based on the at least one input audio signal, a directional transfer function pair, the at least one gain value and the position for the at least one sound source relative to the reference position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Jorma MAKINEN, Mikko TAMMI, Mikko-Ville LAITINEN, Jussi VIROLAINEN
  • Patent number: 10397728
    Abstract: Apparatus comprising a processor configured to: determine a first orientation value of a head (101) of a user (100) of the apparatus relative to a further body part (111) of the user (100) using at least one orientation sensor (105); and control a 3D audio reproduction function of the apparatus based on the first orientation value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Leo Kärkkäinen, Asta Kärkkäinen, Jussi Virolainen
  • Publication number: 20190182587
    Abstract: An apparatus, electronic device, method and computer program wherein the apparatus includes: processing circuitry; and memory circuitry including computer program code, the memory circuitry and the computer program code configured to, with the processing circuitry, enable the apparatus to perform: obtaining spatial information relating to a captured sound field from a first set of microphones; obtaining one or more signals from a second set of microphones where the one or more signals relate to the captured sound field; and using the obtained spatial information from the first set of microphones to process the one or more signals obtained from the second set of microphones; wherein the first set of microphones is provided within an electronic device and the second set of microphones is provided external to the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Juha VILKAMO, Jussi VIROLAINEN
  • Patent number: 10200787
    Abstract: An apparatus including an input configured to receive at least one first audio signal from a first apparatus; an input configured to receive at least one second audio signal from a second apparatus; a distance detector configured to determine a distance between the first and the second apparatus; and a level control generator configured to generate a level control for mixing the at least one first audio signal and the at least one second audio signal based on the distance between the first and the second apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: WSOU Investments, LLC
    Inventors: Jussi Virolainen, Matti Hamalainen, Joonas Itaranta
  • Patent number: 10103768
    Abstract: A casing comprising a flip cover, configured to encase at least a part of a mobile device having a camera, the flip cover comprising an optical filter located to enable image capturing by the camera through the optical filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jussi Virolainen, Juha Ollikainen, Erkki Mikkonen
  • Patent number: 10051396
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided that are configured to initiate a sound capture event within an apparatus and to receive at least two audio signals during the sound capture event. The at least two audio signals are provided by at least two microphones associated with the apparatus. The method and apparatus are also configured to determine at least one microphone operational parameter based on the received at least two audio signals; and to control the sound capture event such that at least one of the at least two audio signals is processed based on the at least one microphone operational parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jussi Virolainen, Arto Ylikoski
  • Publication number: 20180220253
    Abstract: Apparatus comprising a processor configured to: determine a first orientation value of a head (101) of a user (100) of the apparatus relative to a further body part (111) of the user (100) using at least one orientation sensor (105); and control a 3D audio reproduction function of the apparatus based on the first orientation value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Leo KÄRKKÄINEN, Asta KÄRKKÄINEN, Jussi VIROLAINEN
  • Publication number: 20180160225
    Abstract: An apparatus including an input configured to receive at least one first audio signal from a first apparatus; an input configured to receive at least one second audio signal from a second apparatus; a distance detector configured to determine a distance between the first and the second apparatus; and a level control generator configured to generate a level control for mixing the at least one first audio signal and the at least one second audio signal based on the distance between the first and the second apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Jussi Virolainen, Matti Hamalainen, Joonas ltaranta
  • Patent number: 9900686
    Abstract: An apparatus including an input configured to receive at least one first audio signal from a first apparatus; an input configured to receive at least one second audio signal from a second apparatus; a distance detector configured to determine a distance between the first and the second apparatus; and a level control generator configured to generate a level control for mixing the at least one first audio signal and the at least one second audio signal based on the distance between the first and the second apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jussi Virolainen, Matti Hamalainen, Joonas Itaranta
  • Patent number: 9820037
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: an audio signal analyzer configured to analyze at least one audio signal to determine at least one audio component with an associated orientation parameter; a reference definer configured to define at least one of: a reference orientation for an apparatus; and a reference position for the apparatus; a directional determiner configured to determine a direction value based on the reference orientation/position for the apparatus and at least one of: an orientation of the apparatus; a position of the apparatus; an orientation of a further apparatus co-operating with the apparatus; and a position of the further apparatus; and a directional processor configured to process at least one associated directional parameter for the at least one audio component dependent on the direction value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Jussi Virolainen
  • Publication number: 20170111075
    Abstract: A casing comprising a flip cover, configured to encase at least a part of a mobile device having a camera, the flip cover comprising an optical filter located to enable image capturing by the camera through the optical filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Jussi Virolainen, Juha Ollikainen, Erkki Mikkonen