Patents by Inventor Lauri Wirola

Lauri Wirola 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: 20210022102
    Abstract: The invention inter alia relates to a method, performed by a first apparatus, for positioning or assisting in positioning said first apparatus, said method comprising: obtaining multiple original identifiers identifying respective first radio networks or nodes thereof; generating, for each of at least two of said original identifiers, from a respective original identifier a shortened identifier being representative of said respective original identifier and having a smaller size than said respective original identifier; and providing said shortened identifiers over a second radio network for positioning or assisting in positioning said first apparatus
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Lauri WIROLA, Petri RAUHALA
  • Publication number: 20210006936
    Abstract: It is inter-alia disclosed a method performed by an apparatus, said method comprising, for each positioning technique of one or more positioning techniques: determining a representation of a geofence at least partially based on a plurality of parameters, wherein at least one parameter of the plurality of parameters is indicative of an area-of interest and at least one parameter of the plurality of parameters is associated with the respective positioning technique of the one or more positioning techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Lauri WIROLA, Petri RAUHALA, Marko LUOMI
  • Patent number: 10887859
    Abstract: A method for obtaining a service by a first terminal related to a network entity, the method comprising receiving information indicative of capabilities related to the network entity, and selecting one or more of the capabilities. A further method for obtaining a service by a terminal related to an assistance server comprising sending by the terminal a capability request, and receiving, in the terminal, information indicative of capabilities related to the assistance server, wherein the information indicative of capabilities comprises indications of available assistance related to the assistance server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Lauri Wirola, Ismo Halivaara, Jari Syrjarinne
  • Patent number: 10866301
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Lauri Wirola, Jari Syrjarinne, Jukka Talvitie, Elena-Simona Lohan
  • Patent number: 10845456
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Pavel Ivanov, Jari Syrjärinne, Muhammad Irshan Khan, Lauri Wirola
  • Patent number: 10809349
    Abstract: An apparatus obtains fingerprints that have been collected by at least one mobile device for supporting a positioning of other mobile devices. Each fingerprint comprises results of measurements on radio signals of at least one communication node at a particular location and an indication of the particular location. The apparatus determines a positioning quality that can be achieved in a positioning which is based on obtained fingerprints collected by the at least one mobile device. The apparatus generates, based on the determined positioning quality, a feedback to a user of the at least one mobile device, the feedback indicating whether further fingerprints should be collected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Jari Syrjärinne, Pavel Ivanov, Lauri Wirola, Irshan Muhammad Khan
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10520579
    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 (201). 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 (202). The apparatus selects a subset of transform indices having more significant transform values than the remaining transform indices (203) and compresses the transform indices by encoding each transform index exploiting a probability of occurrence of an index value of a respective transform index (204). The same or another apparatus decodes the compressed transform indices again for use in position operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global, B.V.
    Inventors: Lauri Wirola, Pavel Ivanov, Muhammad Irshan Khan, Jari Syrjärinne, Jukka Talvitie, Elena-Simona Lohan
  • Patent number: 10509098
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Pavel Ivanov, Jari Syrjärinne, Muhammad Irshan Khan, Lauri Wirola
  • Patent number: 10444319
    Abstract: A method performed by at least one apparatus is inter alia disclosed, said method comprising: obtaining measurement data on a location-specific quantity of a signal transmitted by a transmitter; obtaining location information associated with said measurement data on said location-specific quantity; and determining, based on said obtained measurement data and said obtained location information, one or more model parameters of a model describing said location-specific quantity in dependence of location, wherein said model assumes a location dependence of said location-specific quantity in form of a combination of a first location-specific function and a second location-specific function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Lauri Wirola, Jari Syrjärinne, Pavel Ivanov, Muhammad Irshan Khan, Elena-Simona Lohan, Jukka Talvitie
  • Patent number: 10416272
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Lauri Wirola, Jari Syrjarinne, Jukka Talvitie, Elena-Simona Lohan
  • Patent number: 10371525
    Abstract: Assistance data specifications and protocols for navigation systems in cellular networks and/or other networks. These specifications and protocols do not impact system-specific control plane protocols. According to various embodiments, a bearer and satellite system-independent meta structure may be protected for periodic and/or continuous transfer, e.g., streaming, of assistance data in a network. As a result, the need for the arrangement of multiple individual sub sessions may be reduced or eliminated in various embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Lauri Wirola, Jari Syrjarinne, Ismo Halivaara, Martta Seppala, Troels Riis, Deh-Min Wu
  • Publication number: 20190162814
    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: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Lauri Wirola, Laura Wirola, Jari Syrjarinne, Mikko Blomqvist, Tommi Laine
  • Patent number: 10267894
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus comprises a processor configured to determine a first result of estimating a position based at least in part on a first partial radio map, the processor further configured to perform a first comparison of the first result to a reference position, and a memory configured to store a second result based upon the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Lauri Wirola, Laura Wirola, Jari Syrjarinne, Mikko Blomqvist
  • Patent number: RE48241
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to allow for the use of existing satellite identification parameters generically, so as to allow for Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS) identification. In addition, an optional or conditional parameter is linked to the satellite identification parameter for a frequency identification, where frequency identification is indicative of a Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA) frequency value. Such a frequency identification parameter is optional as it is needed only for current GLONASS and/or near-future GLONASS (e.g., GLONASS-M) satellites. Hence, utilization of the frequency identification parameter maybe unnecessary and therefore, not included/not linked when considering next generation GLONASS satellites, e.g., GLONASS-K satellites. Additionally, signals supported by particular global positioning system (GPS) satellites can be indicated with the use of generic satellite identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Ismo Halivaara, Lauri Wirola, Jari Syrjarinne