Patents by Inventor Lasse Laaksonen

Lasse Laaksonen 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: 20220353630
    Abstract: A method including: obtaining at least two audio signals for reproduction, each of the at least two audio signals associated with a respective one of at least two reproduction locations within an audio reproduction space; obtaining within the audio reproduction space at least two zones; obtaining at least one location for a user's position within the audio reproduction space, the at least one location being relative to at least one of the at least two zones and the at least two reproduction locations; and processing the at least two audio signals based on the obtained at least one location for the user's position within the audio reproduction space to generate at least one output audio signal, the at least one output audio signal is reproduced from at least one of the at least two reproduction locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Inventors: Tapani Pihlajakuja, Lasse LAAKSONEN, Arto LEHTINIEMI, Antti ERONEN
  • Patent number: 11483669
    Abstract: An apparatus including circuitry configured for: defining at least one parameter field associated with an input multi-channel audio signals, the at least one parameter field configured to describe at least one characteristic of the multi-channel audio signals; determining at least one spatial audio parameter associated with the multi-channel audio signals; and controlling a rendering of the multi-channel audio signals by processing the input multichannel audio signals using at least the at least one characteristic of the multi-channel audio signals and the at least one spatial audio parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Anssi Ramo, Lasse Laaksonen, Henri Toukomaa, Antti Eronen
  • Patent number: 11483651
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer program is described comprising: receiving a near-field audio source signal from a near-field microphone (22); receiving a far-field audio signal from an array comprising one or more far-field microphones (23); determining a filter length of a first portion of a room impulse response filter for the near-field microphone, wherein said filter length of said first portion is the same at each of a plurality of frequency bands of the filter and wherein said filter length of said first portion includes a direct acoustic propagation delay; and determining a filter length of a second portion of the room impulse response filter at each of the plurality of frequency bands, wherein the filter length of said second portion is frequency-dependent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Anssi Rämö, Arto Lehtiniemi, Antti Eronen, Lasse Laaksonen, Joonas Nikunen
  • Patent number: 11477598
    Abstract: An apparatus, the apparatus comprising means configured to: receive audio content comprising voice audio and ambient audio and directional information indicative of a direction of the at least one sound source and the direction of the remote user relative to the reference point; receive a reference location; provide for presentation of the ambient audio with a first spatial audio effect, based on the directional information, and presentation of the voice audio with a second spatial audio effect, based on the directional information, receive repositioning signalling from the remote user device; and provide for presentation of the audio content using a modification of the first spatial audio effect to reposition an ambient-perceived direction based on the repositioning signalling and/or a modification of the second spatial audio effect to reposition a voice-perceived direction based on the repositioning signalling to increase the spatial separation between the voice-perceived direction and the ambient-perceived
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Lasse Laaksonen, Arto Lehtiniemi, Antti Eronen, Jussi Leppänen
  • Publication number: 20220286802
    Abstract: According to various, but not necessarily all, embodiments there is provided an apparatus comprising means for: obtaining an input audio signal comprising at least first audio content and second audio content; rendering an output audio signal with the first and second audio content spatialised in an audio scene; and increasing a distance, within the audio scene, between the first and second audio content in response to an increase in distance, in the real world, between a user and a default listening position relative to a device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventor: Lasse LAAKSONEN
  • Publication number: 20220279306
    Abstract: An apparatus configured to obtain audio signals related to one or more audio sources; determine a zoom effect related to the one or more audio sources; and generate audio effect information for the one or more audio sources based, at least partially, on the zoom effect and a zoom factor, wherein the audio effect information is configured to enable control of audio signal processing associated with the obtained audio signals, wherein the zoom factor is associated with, at least, the one or more audio sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Lasse LAAKSONEN, Antti ERONEN, Sujeet Shyamsundar MATE, Arto LEHTINIEMI, Kari JARVINEN
  • Publication number: 20220272475
    Abstract: An apparatus configured to: determine, for two or more speaker channel audio signals, at least one spatial audio parameter for providing spatial audio reproduction; determine, between the two or more speaker channel audio signals, at least one coherence parameter, wherein the at least one coherence parameter is configured to provide at least one inter-channel coherence information between the two or more speaker channel audio signals for respective ones of at least two frequency bands of the two or more speaker channel audio signals; determine at least one value based, at least partially, on the at least one coherence information, wherein the at least one value is configured to indicate at least one information associated with the at least one inter-channel coherence information; and transmit the at least one spatial audio parameter and the at least one determined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Mikko-Ville Laitinen, Lasse Laaksonen, Juha Vilkamo, Tapani Pihlajakuja
  • Publication number: 20220254355
    Abstract: An apparatus including circuitry, including at least one processor and at least one memory, configured to: receive at least one channel voice audio signal and metadata, the at least one channel voice audio signal and metadata generated from at least one microphone audio signal; and receive at least one channel ambience audio signal and metadata, wherein the at least one channel ambience audio signal and metadata are generated based on a parametric analysis of at least one microphone audio signal, and the at least one channel ambience audio signal is associated with the at least one channel voice audio signal; generate an encoded multichannel audio signal based on the at least one channel voice audio signal and metadata and further the at least one channel ambience audio signal and metadata.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Lasse LAAKSONEN, Anssi RAMO
  • Patent number: 11412336
    Abstract: Apparatus including circuitry configured for: determining, for two or more speaker channel audio signals, at least one spatial audio parameter for providing spatial audio reproduction; determining between the two or more speaker channel audio signals at least one audio signal relationship parameter, the at least one audio signal relationship parameter being associated with at least one coherence parameter, in such a way that the at least one coherence parameter provides at least one interchannel coherence information for at least two frequency bands, to reproduce the two or more speaker channel audio signals based on the at least one spatial audio parameter and the at least one audio signal relationship parameter; and transmitting using at least one determined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Mikko-Ville Laitinen, Lasse Laaksonen, Juha Vilkamo, Tapani Pihlajakuja
  • Publication number: 20220240038
    Abstract: An apparatus configured to: receive at least two audio signals; determine at least one parameter associated with at least two audio signals, wherein the at least one parameter is configured to represent an ambiance energy distribution of the at least two audio signals, wherein the at least one parameter is associated with, at least, a respective energy of ambient sound of the at least two audio signals in a plurality of directions; determine at least one directional parameter; and provide, using at least one of the at least two audio signals, at least one output audio signal based on, at least, the at least one directional parameter and the at least one parameter, wherein the at least one parameter controls ambiance energy distribution of the at least one output signal according to the ambience energy distribution of the at least two audio signals in the plurality of directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Antti Eronen, Mikko-Ville LAITINEN, Juha VILKAMO, Lasse LAAKSONEN, Anssi RAMO
  • Publication number: 20220225055
    Abstract: A method including: obtaining at least one spatial audio signal including at least one audio signal, wherein the at least one spatial audio signal at least partially defines an audio scene; obtaining at least one augmentation audio signal; determining at least two audio objects based upon the at least one augmentation audio signal; determining audio-object dependency information for the determined at least two audio objects; and augmenting the audio scene based, at least partially, on both the determined at least two audio objects and the determined audio-object dependency information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventor: Lasse Laaksonen
  • Patent number: 11368807
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising means for: in response to user input, selecting at least one sound source of a spatial audio scene, comprising multiple sound sources, the spatial audio scene being defined by spatial audio content; selecting at least one related contextual sound source based on the at least one selected sound source; and causing rendering of an audio preview, representing the spatial audio content, that can be selected by a user, wherein the audio preview comprises a mix of sound sources including at least the at least one selected sound source and the at least one related contextual sound source but not all of the multiple sound sources of the spatial audio scene, and wherein selection of the audio preview causes an operation on at least the selected sound source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Lasse Laaksonen, Miikka Vilermo, Arto Lehtiniemi, Sujeet Shyamsundar Mate
  • Patent number: 11363403
    Abstract: An apparatus including circuitry configured for: obtaining at least one spatial audio signal including at least one audio signal, wherein the at least one spatial audio signal defines an audio scene forming at least in part media content; rendering an audio scene based on the at least one spatial audio signal; obtaining at least one augmentation audio signal; transforming the at least one augmentation audio signal to at least two audio objects; augmenting the audio scene based on the at least two audio objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Lasse Laaksonen
  • Patent number: 11363401
    Abstract: An apparatus including at least one processor and at least one memory including computer code for one or more programs, the at least one memory and the computer code configured, with the at least one processor, to cause the apparatus at least to: generate audio effect information, wherein the audio effect information enables control of audio signal processing associated with audio signals related to one or more audio sources based on at least a zooming factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Lasse Laaksonen, Antti Eronen, Sujeet Shyamsundar Mate, Arto Lehtiniemi, Kari Jarvinen
  • Publication number: 20220174443
    Abstract: An apparatus including circuitry configured to: obtain at least two audio signals; determine a type of the at least two audio signals; process the at least two audio signals configured to be rendered based on the determined type of the at least two audio signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: MIkko-Ville LAITINEN, Juha VILKAMO, Lasse LAAKSONEN
  • Patent number: 11350230
    Abstract: An apparatus for spatial audio signal decoding including at least one processor and at least one memory including a computer program code configured to cause the apparatus at least to: receive at least one associated audio signal, the at least one associated audio signal based on a spatial audio signal; spatial metadata associated with the at least one associated audio signal, the spatial metadata including at least one parameter representing an ambiance energy distribution of the spatial audio signal and at least one directional parameter representing directional information of the spatial audio signal; synthesize from the at least one associated audio signal at least one output audio signal based on the at least one directional parameter and the least one parameter, wherein the at least one parameter controls ambiance energy distribution of the at least one output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Antti Eronen, Mikko-Ville Laitinen, Juha Vilkamo, Lasse Laaksonen, Anssi Ramo
  • Publication number: 20220167106
    Abstract: An apparatus including circuitry configured to: obtain at least one location and/or orientation associated with a user; obtain, based on the at least one location and/or orientation, one or more audio element, wherein the one or more audio element at least partially forms an audio scene; obtain, based on the at least one location and/or orientation, at least one auxiliary audio element, the at least one auxiliary audio element being at least one audio element or a combination of audio elements, wherein the at least one auxiliary audio element is associated with at least a part of the audio scene and is located at an outside zone of the audio scene; render the obtained audio element and/or at least one auxiliary audio element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: Antti ERONEN, Arto LEHTINIEMI, Jussi LEPPANEN, Lasse LAAKSONEN
  • Patent number: D964596
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: FRAMERY OY
    Inventors: Jarno Lehtinen, Joonas Vartola, Olli Laaksonen, Lasse Karvinen, Samu Hällfors, Ville Puolimatka, Henrik Ashorn
  • Patent number: D967457
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: FRAMERY OY
    Inventors: Jarno Lehtinen, Joonas Vartola, Olli Laaksonen, Lasse Karvinen, Samu Hällfors, Maiju Saarelma, Timo Inkinen, Miika Hällfors, Ville Puolimatka
  • Patent number: D968647
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: FRAMERY OY
    Inventors: Jarno Lehtinen, Joonas Vartola, Olli Laaksonen, Lasse Karvinen, Samu Hällfors, Maiju Saarelma, Timo Inkinen, Miika Hällfors, Ville Puolimatka