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: 11399254
    Abstract: An apparatus configured to, based at least in part on (i) first audio content from a first communication device of a first user, the first user in telecommunication with a second user via a second communication device; and (ii) first-user orientation information indicative of one or more of the orientation and location of the first user relative to a predetermined reference point; provide for presentation of the first audio content at the second communication device in a first presentation mode when the first-user orientation information is indicative of a first condition and in a second presentation mode, different to the first, when the first-user orientation information is indicative of a second condition different to the first condition, the first and second presentation modes providing for different presentation of the first audio content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Antti Eronen, Miikka Vilermo, Arto Lehtiniemi, Jussi Leppänen
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20220167087
    Abstract: A head-mounted audio output apparatus comprising: a hybrid audio system comprising multiple transducers, wherein the hybrid audio system is configured to render sound for a user of the apparatus into different audio output channels using different associated transducers; means for automatically changing a cut-off frequency of a first one of the audio output channels in dependence upon the transducer associated with the first one of the audio output channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: Lasse Juhani LAAKSONEN, Jussi LEPPÄNEN, Miikka VILERMO, Arto LEHTINIEMI
  • Publication number: 20220164160
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer program for controlling audio output is disclosed. The apparatus may comprise means for receiving data from one or more sensors representing one or more motion characteristics of a user and determining, based on the received data, one or more time instances associated with a sound event. The apparatus may also comprise means for controlling an active hear-through system of a wearable audio output device so as to temporarily modify, at a time of the one or more time instances, sound received by one or more input transducers associated with the active hear-through system that are output to an output transducer associated with the active hear-through system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: Lasse Juhani LAAKSONEN, Jussi LEPPÄNEN, Miikka VILERMO, Arto LEHTINIEMI
  • Patent number: 11328735
    Abstract: An apparatus for spatial audio signal encoding, the apparatus comprising at least one processor and at least one memory including a 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: determine, for two or more audio signals, at least one spatial audio parameter for providing spatial audio reproduction, the at least one spatial audio parameter comprising a direction parameter with an elevation and an azimuth component; define a spherical grid generated by covering a sphere with smaller spheres, wherein the centres of the smaller spheres define points of the spherical grid; and convert the elevation and azimuth component of the direction parameter to an index value based on the defined spherical grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Lasse Juhani Laaksonen, Anssi Sakari Rämö, Adriana Vasilache, Mikko Tammi, Miikka Vilermo
  • Publication number: 20220141581
    Abstract: An apparatus including circuitry configured to: obtain at least two audio signals from at least two microphones, wherein the at least two audio signals at least in part includes noise which is substantially incoherent between the at least two audio signals; estimate values associated with the noise within the at least two audio signals; process at least one of the at least two audio signals based on the values associated with the noise; and obtain spatial metadata associated with the at least two audio signals for rendering at least one of the at least two audio signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Juha VILKAMO, Jorma MAKINEN, Miikka VILERMO
  • Patent number: 11310588
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Toni Makinen, Miikka Vilermo, Mikko Tammi, Jussi Virolainen
  • Patent number: 11294493
    Abstract: A method is provided for providing various operational states based on user input type. In particular, an example method may include providing for operation in a first operational state, receiving a user input, and determining if the user input is of a first input type. A second operational state based on the user input may be determined in response to the user input being of the first input type. Methods may include providing for operation in the second operational state, different from the first operational state, in response to receiving the user input of the first input type, where the second operational state precludes input of a second input type and allows input of a first input type, where the first and second input types are different from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Miikka Vilermo, Koray Ozcan
  • Patent number: 11290831
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and computer programs are described comprising: providing an incoming call indication in response to an incoming call, the incoming call indication including an initial ambient audio signal comprising a combination of first ambient audio and second ambient audio; receiving an ambient audio control command; and adjusting the initial ambient audio signal to generate an adjusted ambient audio signal depending on the ambient audio control command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jussi Leppänen, Miikka Vilermo, Arto Lehtiniemi, Sujeet Shyamsundar Mate
  • Publication number: 20220086593
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer program product for: receiving image information comprising a visual representation of a scene and audio information comprising at least one sound source, determining an axis of interest within the visual representation of the scene, the axis of interest being associated with the at least one sound source, determining, with respect to the axis of interest, an audio rendering axis associated with a first audio channel and a second audio channel, the first audio channel and the second audio channel comprising respective audio signals relating to the at least one sound source, determining a default rendering axis for the image information and the audio signals, and determining alignment control information for aligning the default rendering axis and the audio rendering axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Sujeet Shyamsundar MATE, Arto LEHTINIEMI, Miikka VILERMO
  • Patent number: 11277688
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Koray Ozcan, Miikka Vilermo
  • Publication number: 20220021970
    Abstract: Examples of the disclosure relate to apparatus, methods and computer programs for controlling noise reduction in audio signals including audio captured by a plurality of microphones. The apparatus includes circuitry for obtaining one or more audio signals wherein the one or more audio signals include audio captured by a plurality of microphones and dividing the obtained one or more audio signals into a plurality of intervals. The circuitry may also be configured for determining one or more parameters relating to one or more noise characteristics for different intervals and controlling noise reduction applied to the different intervals based on the determined one or more parameters within the different intervals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Miikka VILERMO, Jorma MAKINEN, Juha VILKAMO
  • Publication number: 20220014726
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising means for: causing display of at least one world-locked volumetric object having at least one non-viewable region; determining a change in a user's viewing position relative to the at least one world-locked volumetric object; determining if the change in the user's viewing position relative to the at least one world-locked volumetric object will cause display of at least a portion of the at least one non-viewable region of the at least one world-locked volumetric object; and if it is determined that the change in the user's viewing position will cause display of at least a portion of the at least one non-viewable region, cause the at least one world-locked volumetric object to be user-locked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Sujeet Shyamsundar MATE, Miikka VILERMO, Arto LEHTINIEMI
  • Publication number: 20210405771
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer program, the apparatus comprising: means for enabling three dimensional content to be rendered; means for determining movement of the apparatus; means for controlling scrolling of the three dimensional content, wherein if the movement of the apparatus is within a first category the three dimensional content is scrolled to correspond to the movement of the apparatus and if the movement of the apparatus is within a second category the three dimensional content is not scrolled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Miikka VILERMO, Antti ERONEN, Jussi LEPPÄNEN
  • Patent number: 11210518
    Abstract: An apparatus configured: based on a point of interest identified in one or more instances of virtual reality content comprising at least visual imagery and data to provide a virtual reality space in which the visual imagery is displayed; and based on context information for at least one of the instances of the virtual reality content, the context information defining the extent of a virtual sub-volume of the virtual reality space that includes the point of interest; to provide for display of a virtual-reality-content-review-space to a user comprising a space in which a VR preview of the instances of virtual reality content is displayed at a location spaced from a point of view of the user, the or each VR preview comprising the respective sub-volume defined by the context information for providing the user with an understanding of the virtual reality space around the point of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Lasse Laaksonen, Miikka Vilermo, Mikko Tammi, Arto Lehtiniemi
  • Publication number: 20210377686
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and computer programs are described comprising: providing an incoming call indication in response to an incoming call, the incoming call indication including an initial ambient audio signal comprising a combination of first ambient audio and second ambient audio; receiving an ambient audio control command; and adjusting the initial ambient audio signal to generate an adjusted ambient audio signal depending on the ambient audio control command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Jussi LEPPÄNEN, Miikka VILERMO, Arto LEHTINIEMI, Sujeet Shyamsundar MATE
  • Publication number: 20210368248
    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: August 3, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Miikka Vilermo, Mikko-Ville LAITINEN, Koray OZCAN
  • Publication number: 20210343296
    Abstract: The application relates to apparatus, methods and computer programs for controlling band limited audio objects. The example apparatus includes circuitry configured for: obtaining a band limited audio object comprising one or more parameters; obtaining spatial metadata associated with the band limited audio object; determining a position of a user; and using the determined position of the user and the spatial metadata associated with the band limited audio object to control at least one of the parameters of the band limited audio object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Miikka VILERMO, Mikko TAMMI, Mikko-Ville LAITINEN, Jussi VIROLAINEN, Juha VILKAMO
  • Publication number: 20210337339
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program, the method comprising: receiving a plurality of input signals representing a sound space; using the received plurality of input signals to obtain spatial metadata corresponding to the sound space; using the received plurality of input signals to obtain a first spatial audio signal corresponding to the spatial metadata; and associating the first spatial audio signal with the spatial metadata to enable the spatial metadata to be used to process the first spatial audio signal to obtain a second spatial audio signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicant: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Juha VILKAMO, Miikka VILERMO, Mikko TAMMI, Jussi VIROLAINEN
  • Patent number: 11140507
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising means for: obtaining an indication of a variable position of at least one user in real space; mapping the position of the user in real space to a position of the user in a sound space; controlling an output audio signal, for rendering a sound scene by a loudspeaker, the sound scene being defined by the one or more sound sources of the plurality of sound sources that are within a sub-volume of the sound space that excludes the position of the user in the sound space and that is sized in dependence upon the position of the user in the sound space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jussi Leppänen, Miikka Vilermo, Arto Lehtiniemi, Antti Eronen