Patents by Inventor Mikko Tammi

Mikko Tammi 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: 10764705
    Abstract: A method comprising: causing classification of sound objects, within a rendered virtual space, as a first class of sound object or a second class of sound object in dependence upon historic action of a user within the virtual space; rendering one or more sound objects of the first class according to at least first rules; and rendering one or more sound objects of the second class according to at least second rules, different to the first rules, and a current position of the user within the virtual space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Lasse Laaksonen, Miikka Vilermo, Mikko Tammi, Arto Lehtiniemi
  • Publication number: 20200275230
    Abstract: An apparatus for audio signal processing audio objects within at least one audio scene, the apparatus comprising at least one processor configured to:define for at least one time period at least one contextual grouping comprising at least two of a plurality of audio objects and at least one further audio object of the plurality of audio objects outside of the at least one contextual grouping, the plurality of audio objects within at least one audio scene; anddefine with respect to the at least one contextual grouping at least one first parameter and/or parameter rule type which is configured to be applied with respect to a common element associated with the at least two of the plurality of audio objects and wherein the at least one first parameter and/or parameter rule type is configured to be applied with respect to individual element associatedwith the at least one further audio object outside of the at least one contextual grouping, the at least one first parameter and/or parameter rule type being applied
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Lasse LAAKSONEN, Mikko TAMMI, Miikka VILERMO, Arto LEHTINIEMI
  • Publication number: 20200273467
    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: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Lasse Juhani Laaksonen, Anssi Sakari Rämö, Adriana Vasilache, Mikko Tammi, Miikka Vilermo
  • Publication number: 20200267492
    Abstract: An apparatus configured, based on virtual reality content for viewing in virtual reality, the virtual reality content comprising visual content for display in a three dimensional virtual reality space and spatial audio content comprising audio for presentation such that it is audibly perceived to originate from one or more particular directions in the virtual reality space corresponding to one or more points or regions in the visual content, the virtual reality content defining at least a ground level of said virtual reality space; and based on display of a birds-eye view of the virtual reality space to a user comprising a view of the visual content substantially downward towards said ground level from a point of view location in said virtual reality space elevated from said ground level; to provide for presentation of said spatial audio content with a spatial audio modification, the spatial audio modification configured to modify the one or more particular directions from which the user perceives the spatial
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Lasse Laaksonen, Miikka Vilermo, Mikko Tammi, Arto Lehtiniemi
  • Patent number: 10678318
    Abstract: A method comprising determining that an interactable object is within a field of view of a head mounted display while the head mounted display is operating in a first power mode, and transitioning the head mounted display from operation in the first power mode to operation in a second power mode based, at least in part, on the determination that the interactable object is within the field of view, such that the head mounted display consumes more power during operation in the second power mode than during operation in the first power mode is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Arto Lehtiniemi, Miikka Vilermo, Lasse Laaksonen, Mikko Tammi
  • Publication number: 20200175274
    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: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Lasse Laaksonen, Miikka Vilermo, Mikko Tammi, Arto Lehtiniemi
  • Publication number: 20200150751
    Abstract: A method comprising: in response to a determination that a user is not consuming or not fully consuming virtual content, rendering to the user, a real-time notification in response to real-time virtual content consumable by the user, wherein the real-time notification directs a user to adopt a particular orientation in the real space for starting or augmenting consumption, of the real-time virtual content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Lasse Juhani Laaksonen, Miikka Vilermo, Mikko Tammi, Arto Lehtiniemi
  • Patent number: 10635383
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: an image element determiner configured to determine at least one visual image element; a spatial audio analyser configured to determine, using at least two audio signals, at least one audio source with a location associated with the at least one visual image element; a user interface controller configured to provide at least one control input associated with the at least one visual element, and an audio processor configured to process the at least one audio source to change at least one audio characteristic of the at least one audio source based on the at least one control input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Toni Henrik Mäkinen, Mikko Tammi, Miikka Tapani Vilermo
  • Patent number: 10607410
    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 defines a first virtual display surface (403a), and at least one virtual inner surface (404), at least a part of which defines at least a second virtual display surface (404a); displaying on the first virtual display surface (4
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Lasse Laaksonen, Arto Lehtiniemi, Mikko Tammi, Miikka Vilermo
  • Publication number: 20200068309
    Abstract: An apparatus including a predetermined shape, the apparatus including at least three microphones, wherein at least one pair from the at least three microphones comprises including two microphones which are separated by a shorter distance of the predetermined shape than at least one other microphone pair of the predetermined shape; and a processor configured to: receive at least three microphone audio signals from the at least three microphones; analyse at least the microphone audio signals from the two microphones to determine a directional ambiguity decision; and analyse the microphone audio signals from at least one of the other microphone pairs to determine at least one sound characteristic other than the direction ambiguity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Juha VILKAMO, Miikka VILERMO, Mikko TAMMI
  • Publication number: 20190394606
    Abstract: Apparatus comprising one or more processors configured to: receive at least two microphone audio signals (101) for audio signal processing wherein the audio signal processing comprises at least a spatial audio signal processing (303) and beamforming processing (305); determine spatial information (304) based on the audio signal processing associated with the at least two microphone audio signals; determine focus information (308) for the beamforming processing associated with the at least two microphone audio signals; and apply a spatial filter (307) in order to synthesize at least one spatially processed audio signal (312) based on the at least one beamformed audio signal from the at least two microphone audio signals (101), the spatial information (304) and the focus information (308) in such a way that the spatial filter (307), the at least one beamformed audio signal (306), the spatial information (304) and the focus information (308) are configured to be used to spatially synthesize (307) the at least on
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Mikko TAMMI, Toni MÄKINEN, Jussi VIROLAINEN, Mikko HEIKKINEN
  • Publication number: 20190385369
    Abstract: A method is provided, comprising: preventing rendering of specific audio in a virtual space to a user through virtual reality; enabling the user to explore the virtual space through user-perspective controlled virtual reality without hearing the specific audio; and in response to an interrupt, performing a visual transition to audio-visual content comprising the specific audio and visual content associated with the specific audio and then rendering specific audio and the visual content associated with the specific audio in the virtual space to the user through virtual reality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Lasse Laaksonen, Miikka Vilermo, Arto Lehtiniemi, Mikko Tammi
  • Publication number: 20190335290
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed, comprising at least one processor and at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code configured with the processor to cause the apparatus to perform the following steps. In a first step, the spatial position of a user in a real world space is detected. In another step, one or more audio signals are provided to the user representing audio from spatially-distributed audio sources in a virtual space. In another step, responsive to detecting movement of the user's spatial position from within a first zone to within a second zone within the real world space, the audio signals for selected ones of the audio sources are modified based on their spatial position in the virtual space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Lasse Laaksonen, Miikka Vilermo, Mikko Tammi, Arto Lehtiniemi
  • Patent number: 10445912
    Abstract: A method including causing display of a first visual information that is a view from a first geographical location, receiving, by the apparatus, an indication of availability of a second visual information that is a view from a second geographical location, the second geographical location being in a first direction from the first geographical location, determining a position in the first visual information that corresponds with the first direction, and causing display of at least a portion of the second visual information such that the portion of the second visual information overlays the first visual information at the position in the first visual information is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignees: Nokia Technologies Oy, Fischerwerke GMBH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Lasse Laaksonen, Arto Lehtiniemi, Mikko Tammi, Miikka Vilermo
  • Publication number: 20190289420
    Abstract: Apparatus including a processor configured to: provide a position for at least one sound source relative to a reference position; analyse at least one input audio signal associated with the at least one sound source to determine at least one gain value based on the at least one input audio signal and the position for the at least one sound source relative to the reference position; and synthesize at least two output channels based on the at least one input audio signal, a directional transfer function pair, the at least one gain value and the position for the at least one sound source relative to the reference position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Jorma MAKINEN, Mikko TAMMI, Mikko-Ville LAITINEN, Jussi VIROLAINEN
  • Patent number: 10404921
    Abstract: A method comprising receiving first camera information from a first camera module that is configured to face in a first camera direction, causing display of at least part of the first camera information, receiving information indicative of a zoom input that corresponds with a zoom direction that signifies zooming out of the first camera information, determining that the zoom input is indicative of zooming beyond a zoom out threshold associated with the first camera information, receiving second camera information from a second camera module that is configured to face in a second camera direction based, at least in part, on the determination that the zoom input is indicative of zooming beyond the zoom out threshold, and causing display of at least part of the second camera information is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Toni Makinen, Mikko Tammi, Miikka Vilermo
  • Patent number: 10397722
    Abstract: Apparatus including a processor configured to: receive a spatial audio signal associated with a microphone array configured to provide spatial audio capture and at least one additional audio signal associated with an additional microphone, the at least one additional microphone signal having been delayed by a variable delay determined such that the audio signals are time aligned; receive a relative position between a first position associated with the microphone array and a second position associated with the additional microphone; generate at least two output audio channel signals by processing and mixing the spatial audio signal and the at least one additional audio signal based on the relative position between the first position and the second position such that the at least two output audio channel signals present an augmented audio scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Antti Eronen, Jussi Leppanen, Arto Lehtiniemi, Matti Hamalainen, Sujeet Mate, Francesco Cricri, Mikko-Ville Laitinen, Mikko Tammi, Ville-Veikko Mattila
  • Patent number: 10382849
    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 analyzing 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: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Mikko-Ville Laitinen, Mikko Tammi, Miikka Vilermo
  • Publication number: 20190220080
    Abstract: A method comprising determining that an interactable object is within a field of view of a head mounted display while the head mounted display is operating in a first power mode, and transitioning the head mounted display from operation in the first power mode to operation in a second power mode based, at least in part, on the determination that the interactable object is within the field of view, such that the head mounted display consumes more power during operation in the second power mode than during operation in the first power mode is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Arto LEHTINIEMI, Miikka VILERMO, Lasse LAAKSONEN, Mikko TAMMI
  • Publication number: 20190166448
    Abstract: A method comprising: causing classification of sound objects, within a rendered virtual space, as a first class of sound object or a second class of sound object in dependence upon historic action of a user within the virtual space; rendering one or more sound objects of the first class according to at least first rules; and rendering one or more sound objects of the second class according to at least second rules, different to the first rules, and a current position of the user within the virtual space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Lasse Laaksonen, Miikka Vilermo, Mikko Tammi, Arto Lehtiniemi