Patents by Inventor Miikka Vilermo

Miikka Vilermo 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: 10251009
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: a first audio signal analyzer configured to analyze a first audio signal to determine at least one audio source, wherein the at least one audio source has a virtual location; a second audio signal analyzer configured to analyze a second audio signal to determine at least one localized audio source, wherein the second audio signal is generated from the apparatus audio environment; and a repositioner configured to reposition the virtual location of the at least one audio source dependent on the at least one localized audio source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Kari Juhani Järvinen, Antti Eronen, Juha Henrik Arrasvuori, Roope Olavi Järvinen, Miikka Vilermo
  • Publication number: 20190088267
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program including: obtaining a spatial audio signal from a plurality of microphones; dividing the obtained spatial audio signal into at least a first component and a second component; applying a first audio signal optimizing system to the first component and applying a second audio signal optimizing system to the second component; and enabling a signal including the optimized components to be provided to a speaker for rendering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Miikka VILERMO, Toni MAKINEN, Lasse LAAKSONEN, Anssi RAMO
  • Publication number: 20190086227
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method that comprises creating a navigation point of interest, determining duration and a navigation area for the point of interest, transmitting a point of interest invitation to contacts within the navigation area, creating at least one linked point of interest comprising a linked navigation area determined on the basis of information relating to transportation method to the point of interest, and transmitting a linked point of interest invitation to contacts within the linked navigation area. The invention further relates to an apparatus and a computer program product for performing the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Lasse Laaksonen, Miikka Vilermo, Arto Lehtiniemi, Mikko Tammi
  • Publication number: 20190069111
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: a directional analyser configured to determine a directional component of at least two audio signals; an estimator configured to determine at least one virtual position or direction relative to the actual position of the apparatus; and a signal generator configured to generate at least one further audio signal dependent on the at least one virtual position or direction relative to the actual position of the apparatus and the directional component of at least two audio signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Mikko Tammi, Miikka Vilermo, Kemal Ugur
  • Patent number: 10213155
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for receiving, from a wearable sensor, current lactate level information of a user; setting, by the user, a target fatigue value; determining target lactate level information based on the target fatigue value; receiving characteristics of a physical exercise including information of an end of the physical exercise; determining adjusted characteristics of the physical exercise in order to match the current user lactate level information in the end of the physical exercise with the target lactate level information, based on the current lactate level information of the user, the target lactate level information and the characteristics for the physical exercise; and providing feedback to the user based on the adjusted characteristics of the physical exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Miikka Vilermo, Jussi Leppänen, Lasse Laaksonen, Pasi Saari
  • Patent number: 10219092
    Abstract: A method comprising: causing targeting of a message to a first sub-set of users that receive messages, wherein the message is not targeted to a second sub-set of users that receive messages; and causing different spatial rendering of the message to the first sub-set of users compared to the second sub-set of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Lasse Laaksonen, Miikka Vilermo, Mikko Tammi, Arto Lehtiniemi
  • Patent number: 10204614
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising an audio detector configured to analyse a first audio signal to determine at least one audio source, wherein the first audio signal is generated from the sound-field in the environment of the apparatus; an audio generator configured to generate at least one further audio source; and a mixer configured to mix the at least one audio source and the at least one further audio source such that the at least one further audio source is associated with the at least one audio source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Kari Juhani Jarvinen, Antti Eronen, Juha Henrik Arrasvuori, Roope Olavi Jarvinen, Miikka Vilermo
  • Patent number: 10200807
    Abstract: A method comprising: receiving audio input from multiple microphones; receiving position information for the multiple microphones; selecting in dependence upon positions of the microphones, at least a first microphone as a source of audio input forming a first output; selecting in dependence upon positions of the microphones, at least a second microphone as a source of audio input forming a second output; and enabling live rendering of audio by providing the first output for rendering via a left loudspeaker and the second output for rendering via a right loudspeaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Antti Eronen, Miikka Vilermo, Arto Lehtiniemi, Jussi Leppänen
  • Publication number: 20190026944
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program for displaying at least a part (101a) of first visual information (101) that is a view (102a?), from a first geographical location (103); generating a visualisation (400) configured to visually link the display of at least a part (101a) of the first visual information (101) with a display of at least a part (201a) of second visual information (201) that is a view (202a?) from a second geographical location (203), wherein generating the visualisation comprises: determining a direction (112) of the second geographical location (203) with respect to the first geographical location (103); defining a virtual object (401) having: a virtual primary axis (402) aligned with the direction (112), a virtual distal end surface (403), at least a part of which defmes a first virtual display surface (403a), and at least one virtual inner surface (404), at least a part of which defmes at least a second virtual display surface (404a); displaying on the first virtual display surface (403
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Lasse Laaksonen, Arto Lehtiniemi, Mikko Tammi, Miikka Vilermo
  • 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: 10152967
    Abstract: A method comprising receiving audio information by way of a plurality of microphones comprised by an apparatus, determining at least one spatial audio property of the audio information in relation to the apparatus, determining an operational directive based, at least in part, on the spatial audio property, and performing one or more operations in conformance with the operational directive is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Miikka Vilermo, Arto Lehtiniemi, Lasse Laaksonen, Mikko Tammi
  • Patent number: 10154361
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: a directional analyser configured to determine a directional component of at least two audio signals; an estimator configured to determine at least one virtual position or direction relative to the actual position of the apparatus; and a signal generator configured to generate at least one further audio signal dependent on the at least one virtual position or direction relative to the actual position of the apparatus and the directional component of at least two audio signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Mikko Tammi, Miikka Vilermo, Kemal Ugur
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180310117
    Abstract: A method comprising determining a spatial audio signal; determining an apparatus motion parameter; and stabilizing the spatial audio signal dependent on the apparatus motion parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Ravi Shenoy, Pushkar Prasad Patwardhan, Miikka Vilermo, Kemal Ugur
  • Publication number: 20180220250
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: a first audio signal analyser configured to analyse a first audio signal to determine at least one audio source, wherein the at least one audio source has a virtual location; a second audio signal analyser configured to analyse a second audio signal to determine at least one localised audio source, wherein the second audio signal is generated from the apparatus audio environment; and a repositioner configured to reposition the virtual location of the at least one audio source dependent on the at least one localised audio source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Kari Juhani Järvinen, Antti Eronen, Juha Henrik Arrasvuori, Roope Olavi Järvinen, Miikka Vilermo
  • Publication number: 20180213309
    Abstract: Apparatus including: an audio capture application configured to determine separate microphones from a plurality of microphones and identify a sound source direction of at least one audio source within an audio scene by analysing respective two or more audio signals from the separate microphones, wherein the audio capture application is further configured to adaptively select, from the plurality of microphones, two or more respective audio signals based on the determined direction and furthermore configured to select, from the two or more respective audio signals, a reference audio signal also based on the determined direction; and a signal generator configured to generate a mid signal representing the at least one audio source based on a combination of the selected two or more respective audio signals and with reference to the reference audio signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Mikko-Ville Laitinen, Mikko TAMMI, Miikka VILERMO
  • Publication number: 20180206054
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program wherein the method includes: obtaining at least three ambient audio signals wherein at least one of the ambient audio signals is to be processed with a first directional transfer function pair and at least one other of the ambient audio signals is to be processed with a second directional transfer function pair wherein the directional transfer function pairs to be used are based on target directions of the ambient audio signals; determining a change of the target direction for the at least one ambient audio signal to an updated target direction; selecting an updated directional transfer function pair associated with the updated target direction wherein the updated directional transfer function pair is selected from a plurality of directional transfer functions and the updated directional transfer function pair is more closely associated with the updated target direction than the first directional transfer function pair; and processing the at least one ambient audio sig
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Mikko-Ville Laitinen, Miikka Vilermo, Mikko Tammi
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180190005
    Abstract: A method comprising: causing detection of a modification of a visual appearance of a portion of the visual scene; causing determination that the portion of the visual scene that has been modified is or includes a first portion of the visual scene that has a corresponding first sound object; causing modification of the first sound object to modify a spatial extent of the first sound object; and causing rendering of the visual scene and the corresponding sound scene including rendering of the modified portion of the visual scene in the visual scene and rendering of the modified first sound object with modified spatial extent in the corresponding sound scene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Antti ERONEN, Miikka VILERMO, Arto LEHTINIEMI, Jussi LEPPANEN