Patents by Inventor Koray Ozcan

Koray Ozcan 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: 10601385
    Abstract: An apparatus including a recording system including at least one microphone; a controller including a processor and a non-transitory memory, where the controller is configured to automatically adjust at least one recording parameter for a sound signal from the at least one microphone based, at least partially, upon a distance between the apparatus and a sound source; and a distance determinator configured to determine the distance between the apparatus and the sound source and provide the determined distance to the controller so as to adjust the at least one recording parameter, where the distance determinator includes at least one sensor and does not include the at least one microphone, where the apparatus is a portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Marko S. Moberg, Koray Ozcan
  • Publication number: 20200075041
    Abstract: An apparatus or method to allow a user to control an audio processing operation of an internal and/or external microphone(s). The method includes providing a configurable user interface which defines an audio processing operation. The status of the audio processing operation can be defined through interaction with the user interface. Capture of sound with the microphone(s) may be controlled based on the status of the audio processing operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Birgir Magnusson, Koray Ozcan
  • Patent number: 10523168
    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 is configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus at least to determine a loudness estimate of a first audio signal, generate a parameter dependent on the loudness estimate; and control the first audio signal dependent on the parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jukka Vesa Rauhala, Koray Ozcan
  • Patent number: 10448165
    Abstract: An apparatus including a transducer configured to generate sound, where the transducer comprises a diaphragm. At least one portion of the transducer is electrically conductive and is configured to provide an electrical connectivity to a ground. The at least one portion, at least in part, circumferences the diaphragm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Juha Reinhold Backman, Koray Ozcan
  • Publication number: 20190261084
    Abstract: An apparatus, electronic device, method and computer program wherein the apparatus comprises: 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: detect an audio module connected to the apparatus wherein the audio module comprises a user replaceable module; determine one or more parameters of the audio module; and enable the processing of the signals used for the audio module in accordance with the determined one or more parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Koray OZCAN, Miikka VILERMO
  • Patent number: 10387105
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, method, apparatus and computer program product are provided. The method includes capturing an acoustic signal by a microphone of an apparatus to generate an electrical output signal. The acoustic signal is rendered in response to a source audio signal by a speaker through at least one speaker interface element of the apparatus. The electrical output signal is compared to the source audio signal in order to determine whether the electrical output signal is being affected by mechanical vibrations caused at least partially by the speaker interface element being at least partially interfered by a user. A predetermined action is further performed in the apparatus whenever it is determined that the electrical output signal is affected by the mechanical vibrations caused at least partially by the speaker interface element being at least partially interfered by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Koray Ozcan, Miikka Vilermo
  • Publication number: 20190253795
    Abstract: A method comprising: receiving a first microphone signal from a first microphone having a first frequency response characteristic (1101, 1121) at frequencies (114) associated with wind noise; receiving a second microphone signal from a second microphone having a second frequency response characteristic (1102, 1122) at frequencies (114) associated with wind noise, wherein the first frequency response characteristic (1101, 1121) provides less gain than the second frequency response characteristic (1102, 1122) over the range of frequencies (114) associated with wind noise; and processing the first microphone signal and the second microphone signal to detect the presence of wind noise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Koray OZCAN, Miikka VILERMO
  • Patent number: 10306355
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are provided to indicate or automatically configure headphone channel orientation based on a physical orientation determination. An apparatus is provided that is configured to at least determine an orientation of the headphone device; analyze the determined orientation; and provide an indication of the determined orientation or adjust the output channel configuration of the apparatus for the headphone device. The apparatus may be further configured to determine the orientation of the headphone device based on at least one of: a head turn position; a direction of one or more audio signals; a direction of movement, wherein the movement is determined based on a determination of acceleration or trajectory of the headphone device; two or more compass data, wherein at least one compass is located in each of the apparatus and the headphone device; and a difference in characteristics of one or more audio signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Miikka Tapani Vilermo, Lasse Juhani Laaksonen, Antti Eronen, Anssi Sakari Ramo, Koray Ozcan, Jussi Artturi Leppanen
  • Publication number: 20190141448
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises 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; monitoring at least one indicator dependent on a transducer mechanical integration parameter; and determining a change in the at least one indicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventor: Koray Ozcan
  • Patent number: 10191177
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising at least one first signal loop configured to receive a first signal; at least one second signal loop magnetically coupled with the first signal loop configured to generate a second signal; a signal processor configured to monitor the second signal and determine the presence of at least one metal object dependent on the second signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jean-Baptiste Greuet, Cieslak Lars, Koray Ozcan
  • Patent number: 10185543
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a method, apparatus and computer program product are provided. The method includes determining one or more operating conditions of a device. A selection of a mode of operation of the device from at least a first mode and a second mode is facilitated based on the one or more operating conditions of the device. In the first mode, the device is configured to detect an operation input received from an audio source based on two or more audio sensors of the device. In the second mode, the device is configured to detect the operation input based on at least one of the two or more audio sensors and at least one non-audio sensor of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Miikka Vilermo, Koray Ozcan
  • Patent number: 10121491
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method, comprising receiving a first audio signal during an application execution in an apparatus, determining a volume level of a volume control interface for controlling a volume level of the first audio signal, controlling processing the first audio signal by at least one digital signal processing algorithm determined on the basis of the determined volume level of the volume control interface for controlling the volume level of the first audio signal, and outputting the controlled processed first audio signal at the determined volume level of the volume control interface. The invention further relates to an apparatus and a computer program product that perform the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Koray Ozcan, Miikka Vilermo
  • Patent number: 10114415
    Abstract: Apparatus comprises one or more first microphones for providing audio signals from captured acoustic signals; one or more conductive terminals for connection to one or more conductive terminals of an external cover device for receiving audio signals provided by one or more second microphones included in the external cover device; and one or more processors coupled to the one or more first microphones and to the one or more conductive terminals and configured to perform audio processing on the audio signals from the one or more first microphones and/or from the one or more second microphones based on a control input. Cover apparatus comprises one or more microphones and one or more conductive terminals for providing audio signals provided by said one or more microphones to the electronic apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Miikka Tapani Vilermo, Koray Ozcan, Toni Henrik Mäkinen
  • Publication number: 20180269841
    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 is configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus at least to determine a loudness estimate of a first audio signal, generate a parameter dependent on the loudness estimate; and control the first audio signal dependent on the parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Jukka Vesa Rauhala, Koray Ozcan
  • Patent number: 10063963
    Abstract: An apparatus configured to acoustically process an acoustic signal for a transducer, and to provide a physical interface for a further apparatus within which the apparatus is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Koray Ozcan
  • Publication number: 20180206039
    Abstract: An apparatus including a body, a plurality of microphones arranged in a predetermined geometry relative to the body such that the apparatus is configured to capture sound substantially from all directions around the body to produce direction and ambience information for the captured sound, and electronics for processing signals from the plurality of microphones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Miikka VILERMO, Mikko-Ville LAITINEN, Koray OZCAN
  • Patent number: 10025553
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a method, apparatus and computer program product are provided. The method includes determining one or more operating conditions of a device. A selection of a mode of operation of the device from at least a first mode and a second mode is facilitated based on the one or more operating conditions of the device. In the first mode, the device is configured to detect an operation input received from an audio source based on two or more audio sensors of the device. In the second mode, the device is configured to detect the operation input based on at least one of the two or more audio sensors and at least one non-audio sensor of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Miikka Vilermo, Koray Ozcan
  • Patent number: 9998081
    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 is configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus at least to determine a loudness estimate of a first audio signal, generate a parameter dependent on the loudness estimate; and control the first audio signal dependent on the parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jukka Vesa Rauhala, Koray Ozcan
  • Patent number: 9986328
    Abstract: Apparatus including: an acoustic transducer, and a sound channel coupled to the acoustic transducer, the sound channel including an element having a shape that is electrically controllable, wherein the shape of the element is electrically controllable to change the acoustic properties of the sound channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Mikko Veli Aimo Suvanto, Koray Ozcan
  • Publication number: 20180143804
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to facilitate user interaction with, such as modification of, respective audio objects. An example method may include causing a multimedia file to be presented that includes at least two images. The images are configured to provide animation associated with respective audio objects and representative of a direction of the respective audio objects. The method may also include receiving user input in relation to an animation associated with an audio object or the direction of the audio object represented by an animation. The method may further include causing replay of the audio object for which the user input was received to be modified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Miikka Tapani VILERMO, Arto Juhani LEHTINIEMI, Koray OZCAN