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 new patent  Distributed audio mixing

Systems and methods for distributed audio mixing are disclosed, comprising providing one or more predefined constellations, each constellation defining a spatial arrangement of points forming a shape or pattern and receiving positional data indicative of the spatial positions of a plurality of audio sources in a capture space. A correspondence may be identified between a subset of the audio sources and a constellation based on the relative spatial positions of audio sources in the subset. ... Nok Corporation

 new patent  Method and an apparatus and a computer program product for video encoding and decoding

The invention relates to a method comprising receiving stereoscopic visual data comprising at least one left view image and at least one right view image. An area of interest is determined at the stereoscopic visual data. ... Nok Corporation

 new patent  Method and an apparatus and a computer program product for video encoding and decoding

The invention relates to a method and technical equipment, wherein the method comprises obtaining a picture sequence; selecting a first spatial region and a second spatial region within a picture area of pictures of the picture sequence, the second spatial region differing from the first spatial region; obtaining a first spatial region sequence, the first spatial region sequence comprising the first spatial region of the pictures of the picture sequence; obtaining a second spatial region sequence, the second spatial region sequence comprising the second spatial region of the pictures of the picture sequence; transmitting the first spatial region sequence at a first picture rate; and transmitting the second spatial region sequence at a second picture rate, the first picture rate being different from the second picture rate.. . ... Nok Corporation

 new patent  Optimizing traffic

A mechanism for a first apparatus in a communication network is described. The communication network comprises the first apparatus, a second apparatus and a plurality of servers. ... Nok Corporation

 new patent  Apparatus and method for lawful interception

Apparatus and method for lawful interception in accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, a method is provided for receiving from a gateway apparatus an intercept request regarding user equipment in the communication system; creating or modifying a processing rule regarding the user equipment by including interception in the rule; transmitting to a network switch processing user equipment connections a command to clone and encrypt each signalling or data packet of the user equipment connection and to transmit the encrypted signalling and data packets to a given network apparatus.. . ... Nok Corporation

 new patent  Fibre-optic communication based on encoded frequency-shifted light

According to an example aspect, there is provided an apparatus comprising a fibre interface coupled, via a first waveguide, with at least one encoder, a controller configured to cause the at least one encoder to encode light received in the apparatus via the fibre interface with information, and to cause a frequency shift in the light, and wherein the apparatus is configured to cause the light to propagate back to the fibre interface.. . ... Nok Corporation

 new patent  Control signaling

An aspect of the invention is in relation to an 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: allocate, by a network node, at least one sector portion beam radiation pattern for downlink common control signaling; configure the downlink common control signaling in a sector portion beam radiation pattern specific manner; define a sector portion beam radiation pattern based association between the downlink common control signaling configuration and an uplink signaling configuration, and convey information on the association for uplink signaling.. . ... Nok Corporation

 new patent  Human-computer-interaction through scene space monitoring

A method including causing computer implementation of the at least one virtual boundary in a monitoring space corresponding to a monitored scene space; processing sensor data to generate a response event when there is, relative to the at least one virtual boundary, a change in a portion of the monitored scene space; recognizing a first hand gesture relating to a first hand of a user in the monitored scene space and in response to recognizing the first hand gesture in the monitored scene space in relation to a portion of the virtual boundary enabling user location of the portion of the implemented computer-implemented virtual boundary and recognizing a second hand gesture relating to a second hand of the user in the monitored scene space and in response to recognizing the second hand gesture in the monitored scene space performing a command relating to a user located portion of the computer-implemented virtual boundary.. . ... Nok Corporation

 new patent  Causing display of a three dimensional graphical user interface

An apparatus comprises at least one processor and at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to cause a view of a three-dimensional graphical user interface to be displayed on a touch-sensitive display, the three-dimensional graphical user interface comprising a three-dimensional arrangement of a plurality of graphical objects, each of the graphical objects, when displayed, having an associated display parameter, to identify at least one graphical object for which the associated display parameter satisfies a predetermined criterion, and to enable individual selectability in respect of the identified at least one graphical object, wherein each individually selectable graphical object is selectable with a touch input and wherein individually selecting a graphical object with a touch input causes an action to be performed in respect of the selected graphical object.. . ... Nok Corporation

 new patent  Rendering of a notification on a head mounted display

A method including determining occurrence of a virtual information region event, the virtual information region event indicating a change of information that is allocated to a virtual information region that is at least partially beyond a field of view of a head mounted display, the virtual information region having a virtual information region location that is in a direction from the field of view, causing rendering of a non-visual notification that is indicative of the direction from the field of view in response to the virtual information region event, receiving information indicative of a visual notification invocation input, determining a visual notification that is visually descriptive of at least one aspect of the virtual information region event in response to the visual notification invocation input, and causing display of the visual notification on the head mounted display is disclosed.. . ... Nok Corporation

 new patent  Causing performance of an active scan

This specification describes a method comprising determining an orientation of a first apparatus with respect to a second apparatus (s6.2) based on at least one radio frequency packet passed wirelessly between the first and second apparatuses, and causing performance of an active scan for the second apparatus or a third apparatus associated with the second apparatus (s6.5) only if it is determined that the orientation of the first apparatus with respect to the second apparatus satisfies at least one predetermined condition (s6.3).. . ... Nok Corporation

 new patent  Gasket and method of manufacturing the same

The invention provides a gasket which improves a handling workability of a rubber only type gasket. The gasket of the invention is constructed by a combination of a rubber only type gasket main body, and a carrier sheet which is made of a resin film retaining the gasket main body in a non-bonded state, and the carrier sheet is provided with an air inflow port for making air flow into a portion between the carrier sheet and the gasket main body when the gasket main body is detached from the carrier sheet. ... Nok Corporation

 new patent  Gasket and method of manufacturing the same

The present invention improves the handling properties of a rubber-only gasket and the affixability thereof to an attachment position. To this end, the provided gasket is: obtained by combining a gasket body of the rubber-only type, and a carrier sheet that comprises a resin film and holds the gasket body in an un-adhered state; and characterized in that the gasket body is provided with an adhesive section or bonding section for adhering or bonding the gasket body to an attachment position when attaching the gasket body to the attachment position. ... Nok Corporation

 new patent  Valve stem seal and hermetic sealing structure

A valve stem seal hermetically seals a space formed between a valve stem of a valve which establishes and interrupts communication between a cylinder and a port and a valve guide into which the valve stem is inserted in a reciprocally movable manner, wherein the valve stem seal includes: a reinforcing ring formed into an annular shape centered about an axis, and extending in a radial direction of a ring of the reinforcing ring; and an elastic body portion formed into an annular shape centered about the axis, attached to the reinforcing ring, and including a seal lip which abuts on the valve stem.. . ... Nok Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180160920

 new patent  Health and fitness monitor for determining a minimum heart rate

Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for analyzing heart rate data for a fitness or health device. In some example embodiments, there may be provided an apparatus that includes at least one processor and at least one memory including program code which when executed configures the apparatus to at least: receive, from at least one heart rate sensor, a heart rate data set collected from a subject over at least one session; filter the heart rate data set to remove at least one heart rate value failing to satisfy a predetermined duration threshold; determine a minimum heart rate value from the filtered heart rate data; and provide the determined minimum heart rate. ... Nok Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180160463

Wireless control of devices

In accordance with an example aspect of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus comprising at least one receiver configured to obtain discovery information concerning a plurality of peripheral devices, at least one processing core configured to define a set of peripheral devices from among the plurality of peripheral devices, and to cause transmission, to a server, of device information concerning each peripheral device comprised in the set.. . ... Nok Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180160394

Data packet preparation

Disclosed in this specification is a method comprising inserting an anti-whitened data portion into a data packet that is to be whitened by whitening to yield a whitened data packet for transmission (44) from a first radio communications apparatus (30) to a second radio communications apparatus (10), the anti-whitened data portion having been determined based on anti-whitening data received (43) from the second radio communications apparatus (10) at the first radio communications apparatus, wherein the anti-whitened data portion is obtainable from a specific data block by anti-whitening, the anti-whitening compensating for the whitening so that the whitened data packet comprises the specific data block in non-whitened form.. . ... Nok Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180160332

Methods, apparatuses, computer readable medium and computer program product for controlling the download of data from a wireless network to a user equipment

Various communication systems may benefit from an improved wireless communications. For example, communication systems may benefit from regulating or controlling the download of data from a wireless network to a user equipment. ... Nok Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180160225

Audio apparatus

An apparatus including an input configured to receive at least one first audio signal from a first apparatus; an input configured to receive at least one second audio signal from a second apparatus; a distance detector configured to determine a distance between the first and the second apparatus; and a level control generator configured to generate a level control for mixing the at least one first audio signal and the at least one second audio signal based on the distance between the first and the second apparatus.. . ... Nok Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180160156

A method, an apparatus, a computer program for video coding

There are disclosed various methods, apparatuses and computer program products for video encoding. In some embodiments a method comprises: obtaining a coded first image and a coded second image, wherein the coded second image depends on the coded first image; determining that, when displaying a decoded second image that is decoded from the coded second image, it is allowed to first display a decoded first image that is decoded from the coded first image; and in response to said determination: including the coded first image into a first image container file and including the coded second image into a second image container file; indicating, in a markup language code, that a first image container file and a second image container file are alternatives; and indicating, in the markup language code, that the second image container file depends on the first image container file.. ... Nok Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180159725

Reallocation of control of online managed services

It is provided a method, comprising instructing a control unit to control at least one of a controlled session and a controlled bearer based on a first control session; monitoring if, in response to a request to update the first control session, a reallocation failure message is received; checking, if the reallocation failure message is received, if a second control session different from the first control session is created; instructing the control unit to control the respective one of the controlled session and the controlled bearer based on the second control session if the second control session is created.. . ... Nok Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180159607

Rf beamforming control in a communication system

A method for wireless communications, comprising: determining at least one performance characteristic associated with a received narrow width beam millimetre wavelength signal; determining at least one performance characteristic associated with a received wide width beam centimetre wavelength signal; determining a signal related event based on the at least one performance characteristic associated with a received narrow width beam millimetre wavelength signal and the at least one performance characteristic associated with a received wide width beam centimetre wavelength signal; and controlling an antenna beam for transmitting and receiving the millimetre wavelength signal based on the signal related event.. . ... Nok Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180159491

Narrowing audio filter transition band

An apparatus including a first audio filter; a first transducer connected to the first audio filter; and a first sound attenuator located relative to the first transducer to attenuate sound from the first transducer. The first audio filter includes a first transition frequency band. ... Nok Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180159200

Self-locking fixing device and antenna assembly

A self-locking fixing device and an antenna assembly are provided. The self-locking fixing device includes an inner mandrel (10) arranged to include a nail head (110) and a nail rod (111) extending away from the nail head (110), and a bushing (114) arranged to include a nail head bushing (124) and a nail rod bushing (125) extending away from the nail head bushing (124). ... Nok Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180157406

Method and apparatus for providing a notification mechanism

A method for providing a notification mechanism may include causing provision of a notification bar at an edge of a touch screen display in response to an occurrence of an event where the notification bar provides information indicative of the event, enabling, responsive to user input, extension of the notification bar away from the edge of the touch screen display to display one or more levels of other notification classes in addition to the information indicative of the event, causing presentation of the notification bar to remain in an extended position away from the edge of the touch screen display so as to display one or more levels of notification classes upon cessation of the user input and causing, responsive to exposure of each level that has a subsequent level thereafter, an indication of existence of the subsequent level. A corresponding apparatus and computer program product are also provided.. ... Nok Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180157326

Tactile apparatus link

An apparatus comprising: an input module configured to determine an input characteristic; a signal generator configured to generate a signal dependent on the input characteristic; and an output module configured to provide the signal to one or more separate apparatus, wherein the signal is configured to generate a tactile output.. . ... Nok Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180156336

Sealing apparatus

A sealing apparatus includes a sealing apparatus body attached to an outer ring of a hub bearing, and a slinger attached to a hub, and the sealing apparatus body includes a reinforcement ring and an elastic body portion. The elastic body portion includes seal lips contacting the slinger, and a labyrinth lip forming a gap from the slinger. ... Nok Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180156277

Sealing device

The invention provides a sealing device sealing a foreign material in a machine outer side so as to prevent the foreign material from entering into a machine inner side, having an end face lip which slidably comes into contact with an end face portion of a rotation side part, and applying grease for lubrication to an inner peripheral surface of the end face lip. In the sealing device, an application amount of the grease applied to an inner peripheral surface of a leading end portion in the end face lip is set to be smaller than an application amount of the grease applied to an inner peripheral surface of a root portion in the end face lip. ... Nok Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180154558

Method of manufacturing substrate integrated gasket

Disclosed is a method for manufacturing a substrate-integrated gasket using screen printing. The method includes: a step for forming, on a surface of a substrate by means of screen printing, a coating layer of a paste for forming a gasket; and a step for hardening the coating layer by pressing, at a predetermined height, a coating layer correction member to the coating layer. ... Nok Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180152892

Method and apparatus for providing efficient discontinuous communication

An approach is provided for receiving and transmitting data over a wireless network, while minimizing power consumption. A determination is made, as part of a discontinuous communication mechanism defining an on-period for permitting transmission of data over a network, whether a resource allocation has been made to a user equipment for communicating over the network. ... Nok Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180152828

Method, apparatus and computer program product for service discovery proxy for wireless communication

A method comprises composing, by a wireless device in a wireless network, a service id indicating support for providing proxy service discovery for other wireless devices operating in the wireless network; and transmitting, by the wireless device, a wireless service discovery frame to the wireless network, the service discovery frame including the composed service id.. . ... Nok Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180152807

Method, system and apparatus

There is provided a method comprising: receiving a request for a content-based delivery service from at least one first user device of a plurality of user devices with device-to-device communications capability for a delivery of an information element; obtaining information in relation to the delivery of the information element; determining based on the obtained information in relation to the delivery, if said information element is to be delivered using an access node or at least one second user device or both the access node and the at least one second user device or if information on absence of the requested information element is conveyed, and in response to the determination, carrying out resource configuration for the delivery of the information element or for conveyance of the information on the absence of the requested information element is conveyed the requested information element by using the content-based delivery service.. . ... Nok Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180151932

Triple mode sphere radio frequency filters

An rf filter includes: an electrical conductor defining an outer sphere; a dielectric material defining an inner sphere disposed within the conductor outer sphere; and at least a first electrical probe and a second electrical probe. Each probe extends through the conductor and is electrically insulated from it. ... Nok Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180150275

Augmented reality mixing for distributed audio capture

A method including determining and tracking a position of an observed sound source to an observation point at an audio monitoring device; determining an identifier for the observed sound source based upon the determined and tracked position of the observed sound source; receiving distributed audio capture application signals at the audio monitoring device, where the distributed audio capture application signals include at least one audio mixing parameter for individual audio object channels and identifiers for respective audio objects of the individual audio object channels; and associating a first one of the individual audio object channels with the observed sound source based upon the received identifier of the first individual audio object channel and the determined identifier.. . ... Nok Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180149869

Apparatus and method for near eye display

Examples of the present disclosure relate to an apparatus and method for near eye display. In some examples, there is provided an apparatus configured for use in a near eye display, the apparatus including: means configured to provide stenopeic viewing; and means configured to reflect an image to a user's eye.. ... Nok Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180149683

Measurement structures for measurements such as frequency and quality factors of resonators and other devices, and apparatus comprising the same

An apparatus includes a measurement structure for performing measurements of an rf device. The measurement structure includes an aperture in a conductive surface of the rf device and a conductive projecting region projecting into the aperture from a conductive perimeter of the aperture and electrically connected to that conductive perimeter. ... Nok Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180149490

Method, apparatus, and computer program product for providing access to a media item based at least in part on a route

An apparatus for providing access to a media item based at least in part on a route may include a processor. The processor may be configured to receive a start location of a mobile device. ... Nok Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180149192

Ball joint

A ball joint (100) to be fitted to a knuckle (200) is provided wherein, a shaft section (11) has an annular projection (11a), a dust cover (30) has a seal main body which is made of an elastic body and which integrally includes: a body section (31); a fixed section (32) which is provided in the body section (31) on one end side; and an inner circumferential seal section (33) and a dust seal section (34) which are provided in the body section (31) on another end side, and the ball joint (100) is provided with a positioning member (40) which is mounted to the shaft section (11) in advance before the ball joint (100) is fitted to the knuckle (200) and which positions an end of the dust cover (30) on the other end side with respect to the shaft section (11) so that the inner circumferential seal section (33) is positioned at an opposite side of the spherical section (12) across the annular projection (11a).. . ... Nok Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180147345

Method and apparatus for infusion therapy control

A joining unit (400) for controlling a connection between an infusion pump (200) and a cannula (310) is described. The joining unit has a connection detector for detecting whether an infusion pump is connected to a cannula. ... Nok Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180146446

Position stream session negotiation for spatial audio applications

Embodiments herein relate to methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for position stream session negotiation. An example method includes: transmitting, to a positioning system, a message for initiating a positional data stream associated with at least one audio source, the message comprising one or more requirements for positional characteristics of the positional data stream; receive a response from the positioning system comprising an indication of one or more of the positional characteristics that are supported by the positioning system for the at least one audio source; and initiating the position data stream with the positioning system based on the received response.. ... Nok Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180146392

Enhanced network performance monitoring

There are disclosed measures for enhancing network performance monitoring. Such measures may for example comprise receiving a report on measurements of terminal-related network performance parameters from a terminal, acquiring information of access network-related network performance parameters, and combining the received terminal-related network performance parameters and the acquired access network-related network performance parameters into a combined network performance report.. ... Nok Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180146316

Spatial rendering of a message

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.. . ... Nok Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180146225

A method, an apparatus, a computer program for video coding

There are disclosed various methods, apparatuses and computer program products for video encoding. In some embodiments a method comprises including two or more entities into a container file, wherein each entity is a media item or a media track; and indicating in one of the following: the container file or a description of the container file; that the two or more entities are playable in the order they appear in the container file to achieve progressive refinement. ... Nok Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180146207

Motion prediction in video coding

There is disclosed apparatuses, methods and computer programs for utilizing motion prediction in video coding. A block of pixels of a video representation encoded in a bitstream is read, and a type of the block is determined. ... Nok Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180145821

Enhancing synchronization in computer network

A method, apparatus, and computer program product for operating a network node of a computer network is provided. According to an embodiment, in a first network node of a time synchronization network interconnecting the first network node with at least one second network node of the time synchronization network is detected synchronization of the first network node and the at least one second network node; and in the first network node is determined, at least one criterion for processing at least one packet of a time synchronization protocol wherein said at least one criterion is capable of causing discarding of the at least one packet of the time synchronization protocol when the at least one criterion is fulfilled.. ... Nok Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180145739

Precoder design for combining high-end rf with constrained rf of massive mimo antennas

A method includes mapping a signal desired by at least one receiver to a projection area based at least on a functionality corresponding to one or more first radio frequency chains coupled to a plurality of first antennas; selecting precoding coefficients for at least one of one or more second radio frequency chains coupled to a plurality of second antennas to generate a signal point within the projection area; and compensating for a difference between the generated signal point and the signal desired by the at least one receiver using at least one of the first radio frequency chains, wherein the second radio frequency chains have a reduced functionality relative to the functionality of the first radio frequency chains, and wherein the first and second set of antennas are different.. . ... Nok Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180145204

Device for direct x-ray detection

A device for direct x-ray detection (516) comprises a plurality of substantially parallel conductive channels (501) separated from one another by a quantum dot material (510), thereby forming a composite material layer (517). The parallel conductive channels (501) are electrically connected to source and drain electrodes (503 504a) which enable a flow of electrical current through the conductive channels (501). ... Nok Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180143804

Method and apparatus for an interactive user interface

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to facilitate user interaction with, such as modification of, respective audio objects. An example method may include causing a multimedia file to be presented that includes at least two images. ... Nok Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180143694

Mediated reality

A method comprising: enabling viewing by a user of a virtual scene of a virtual space; mapping a three-dimensional gesture of the user to a corresponding three-dimensional gesture in the virtual space; and in response to determining that the corresponding three-dimensional gesture in a virtual space is a first predetermined gesture or predetermined gestures in relation to a first portion of the virtual space, analyzing the virtual space over time to detect an event in the virtual space relating to the first portion of the virtual space.. . ... Nok Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180143437

Optical apparatus and method

An apparatus and a method are provided. An apparatus, including a first display arrangement; an exit pupil expanding light guide arrangement including an in-coupling region and an out-coupling region, the in-coupling region being configured to in-couple first light from the first display arrangement, and the out-coupling region being configured to out-couple the first light towards a user; and a second display arrangement arranged to transmit second light, through the exit pupil expanding light guide arrangement at the out-coupling region, towards the user.. ... Nok Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180143423

Electronic circuitry for a valve for the transfer of an optically-active fluid from a first to a second reservoir

A transfer circuitry, e.g. In a display system, electrically generating a transfer-gradient along which an optically-active fluid is transferred via a valve from a first reservoir to a second reservoir and a valve-control circuitry providing a voltage to change the valve's shape from a first shape when it is closed to a second shape when it is open.. ... Nok Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180143160

An apparatus and method for providing a time varying voltage

An apparatus and method wherein the apparatus comprises: includes a channel; at least one pair of electrodes provided within sides of the channel; an electrolyte configured to move through the channel such that when the electrolyte is positioned between the at least one pair of electrodes the electrolyte provides a current path between the at least one pair of electrodes; and wherein the at least one pair of electrodes are configured such that movement of the electrolyte through the channel enables a time varying voltage to be provided.. . ... Nok Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180143159

An apparatus and method for providing a time varying voltage

An apparatus and method, the apparatus including a channel; at least one pair of electrodes provided within sides of the channel; a conductor configured to move through the channel such that when the conductor is positioned between the at least one pair of electrodes a current path is provided through the at least one pair of electrodes and the conductor; and wherein the at least one pair of electrodes are configured such that the position of the conductor within the channel controls the length of the current path and enables a time varying voltage to be provided.. . ... Nok Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139667

Minimization of service interruption during relay reselection in device-to-device (d2d) based user equipment (ue)-to-network relay

Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for minimizing service interruption during relay reselection in d2d based ue-to-network relay are provided.. . ... Nok Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139636

Averaged end-user throughput evaluation

Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for measuring throughput as a measure of performance and/or quality of service are provided. One method comprises, over an observation period for at least one of an uplink direction and a downlink direction, measuring an amount of padding bits in each protocol data unit (pdu) that is successfully transmitted in the said direction and that carries data relevant to a given throughput measure. ... Nok Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139562

Distributed audio mixing

A method is disclosed, which comprises receiving a plurality of audio signals representing audio from respective audio sources in a space; defining for each audio source a spatial audio field indicative of the propagation of its audio signals within the space. For a first audio source is defined a restricted zone within its spatial audio field. ... Nok Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139469

An apparatus, a method and a computer program for video coding and decoding

A method for motion compensated prediction of a video frame or slice that is bi-directionally encoded, the method comprising creating a first intermediate forward motion compensated sample prediction lo and a second intermediate backward motion compensated sample prediction l1; identifying one or more subsets of samples based on the difference between lo and l1 predictions; and determining a motion compensation process to be applied at least on said one or more subsets of samples to compensate for the difference. For example, bi-directional prediction (b) is not used for samples (4, 5) for which the difference is larger than a predefined threshold.. ... Nok Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139289

Mechanism for executing server discovery

A mechanism to ensure that the same server/proxy is selected by different server/proxy discovery mechanisms executed in a network control element and a terminal equipment, respectively. A first selection of a server/proxy is executed by a network control element on the basis of a first discovery procedure. ... Nok Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139223

Control of unwanted network traffic

According to embodiments of the present invention, trust evaluation is performed on network entities including a host and a network node with privacy preservation to determine an unwanted traffic source. The trust evaluation is based on detection reports from the hosts and monitoring reports from the network nodes. ... Nok Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139059

Certificate verification

According to an example aspect, there is provided an apparatus comprising at least one processing core, at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code being configured to, with the at least one processing core, cause the apparatus at least to participate in establishment of a secured protocol connection, receive over a first interface a certificate in connection with the establishment of the secured protocol connection, receive, in connection with the establishment of the secured protocol connection, over a second interface, information concerning the certificate, and compare the certificate to the information concerning the certificate.. . ... Nok Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137610

Filtering depth map image

There is inter alia a method comprising: partitioning a depth map image into at least one block; partitioning a texture image into at least one block, wherein the size and position of the at least one block of the texture image corresponds to the size and position of the at least one block of the depth image; determining a depth property value for the at least one block of the depth map image; determining a texture property value for the at least one block of the texture image; using the depth property value for the at least one block of the depth map image and the texture property value for the at least one block of the texture image to select a set of filter parameters from a look up table; and filtering the at least one block of the depth map image with a filter based on the selected set of filter parameters.. . ... Nok Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137413

Diverse activation functions for deep neural networks

In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, a method comprising: obtaining a plurality of training samples; employing a set of activation functions on a plurality of layers of a deep neural network, wherein the set of activation functions varies with the plurality of layers; and applying the activation functions on the plurality of training samples.. . ... Nok Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136663

Apparatus, method and computer program for enabling charging of a vehicle

An apparatus (1), method and computer program wherein the apparatus (1) comprises: processing circuitry (5); and memory circuitry (7) including computer program code (11); the memory circuitry (7) and the computer program code (11) configured to, with the processing circuitry (7), cause the apparatus (1) at least to perform: obtaining information from a solar powered vehicle (31) wherein the information comprises at least a current location of the solar powered vehicle (31); obtaining information (25) relating to distribution of solar power in a predetermined area; using the obtained information to determine a solar power charging strategy (27); and enabling the solar powered vehicle (31) to access the solar power charging strategy (27).. . ... Nok Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180135700

Sealing device

A sealing device including a sealing device main body 1 mounted on one of two members 101 that rotate relatively, and a seal flange mounted to the other of the two members 102. The sealing device main body 1 is provided with a structure provided with a seal lip 12 slidably connected to a seal flange 22, and a tube part 18 positioned further to the outer side than the seal lip 12. ... Nok Corporation

05/10/18 / #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;

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05/10/18 / #20180132300

Radio link problem handling in mobile communication systems

There are provided measures for enabling/realizing more efficient radio link problem handling in a mobile communication system. Such measures exemplarily comprise detecting a radio problem of a radio link carrying a network connection of a communication device, and initiating a recovery procedure for recovering the connection on said radio link and a re-establishment procedure for re-establishing the connection on an alternative radio link, upon detection of the radio link problem, before a radio link failure of said radio link is declared.. ... Nok Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180132273

Random access response message transmission

Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for random access procedure are provided. One method includes selecting, by a user equipment, a subframe for a first transmission of a preamble based on a configuration broadcast by an evolved node b (enb). ... Nok Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180132241

Frequency selection for broadband transmissions among a shared spectrum

Various communication systems may benefit from improved radio frequency transmissions. For example, communication systems may benefit from the selection of a frequency band based on measurements of a spectrum surrounding the user equipment. ... Nok Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180132240

Switching carrier frequency while user equipment is in off cycle

A method may include determining, by a base station, a switching occasion during which at least one connected user equipment will be in a connected off cycle and at least one idle user equipment will be in an idle off cycle, instructing the at least one connected user equipment and at least one idle user equipment to switch, during the switching occasion, from communicating with the base station via a source carrier frequency to communicating with the base station via a target carrier frequency, and switching, during the switching occasion, from communicating with the at least one connected user equipment and the at least one idle user equipment via the source carrier frequency to communicating with the at least one connected user equipment and the at least one idle user equipment via the target carrier frequency.. . ... Nok Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180132203

Location detection using radio signal capabilities

Various communication systems may benefit from improved positioning technology. For example, communication systems may benefit from taking into account radio signal capabilities of the user equipment when determining the position of the user equipment. ... Nok Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180132134

Sending multiple g-pdus with a single udp datagram

It is provided a method, comprising encapsulating plural packet data units into a datagram of a user datagram protocol, wherein each of the plural packet data units comprises a respective header of a tunneling protocol and a respective user data packet, and each of the headers indicates a length of the respective packet data unit.. . ... Nok Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180132128

Lossless bearer reconfiguration from use of longer to shorter sequence number

Various communication systems may benefit from appropriate handling of reconfiguration. For example, certain wireless communication systems may benefit from lossless bearer reconfiguration when handling a transition from the user of a longer sequence number to a shorter sequence number. ... Nok Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131951

Video encoding and decoding

A method comprising: encoding pictures into a bitstream, the bitstream comprising at least two scalability layers, pictures being associated with access units and pictures being associated individually with one of the at least two scalability layers; indicating in the bitstream inter-layer prediction dependencies, indicative of direct reference layers, if any, of a first scalability layer and indirect reference layers, if any, of the first scalability layer; selecting an earlier picture in decoding order as a basis for deriving picture order count (poc) related variables for a current picture based on a pre-defined algorithm, the current picture being associated with a current scalability layer, wherein the earlier picture is the closest preceding picture, in decoding order, to the current picture among a set of pictures that are associated with the current scalability layer or any direct or indirect reference layer of the current scalability layer.. . ... Nok Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131730

User identities for ptt and mcptt

It is provided a method, comprising supervising if an information in a registration request is received from a registrar of a network domain, wherein the information comprises an application identity of a user of a terminal device and a network identity; storing, based on the received information, a binding between the application identity and the network identity; determining the network identity based on the binding and a received first request for establishing a communication to the terminal device; providing, based on the received first request, to the network domain, a second request for establishing the communication towards the terminal device, wherein the second request is based on the determined network identity.. . ... Nok Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131549

Enhancing data transfer

There is provided a method comprising: obtaining, by an apparatus, a first data block, a second data block and a third data block; generating a first signal, wherein a first part of the first signal is generated based on a data of the first data block, and wherein a second part of the first signal is generated based on a data of the second data block, the second part being subsequent in time domain compared with the first part; generating a second signal, wherein a first part of the second signal is generated based on a data of the third data block, and wherein a second part of the second signal is generated based on the data of the second data block, the second part being subsequent in time domain compared with the first part; and transmitting the first and second signals.. . ... Nok Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180127571

Fluororubber composition

A fluororubber composition that can provide a vulcanizate having excellent blister resistance, comprising 10 to 100 parts by weight of wollastonite surface-treated with a silane coupling agent and having an aspect ratio of 2 or more, and 0.5 to 10 parts by weight of a polyol-based crosslinking agent, based on 100 parts by weight of fluororubber comprising 60 to 100 wt. % of a solid fluororubber polymer and 40 to 0 wt. ... Nok Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124867

Method of verifying an operation of a mobile radio communication network

A method for verifying an operation of a mobile radio communication network is provided, wherein the method comprises sending an initiation message from a first network entity to a second network entity, the initiation message defining an undo request and comprising an undo section defining an undo area, a triggering_cm section indicating changes to the network, and an assistance section; receiving an assistance-response message, the assistance-response message comprising the undo section, and an assisted_cm section; and sending an assistance-acknowledge message including an ack flag and the undo section from the first network entity to the second network entity.. . ... Nok Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124851

Inter-enb carrier aggregation

In a communication system where a primary cell is controlled by a first base station and a secondary cell is controlled by a second, different base station, flow control is performed between the primary cell and the secondary cell for data for a radio link control layer. According to the flow control, the data for the radio link control layer is communicated between the first and second base stations using a link between the first and second base stations. ... Nok Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124670

Indicating channel usage in wireless network

This document discloses a solution for providing channel usage information. In an embodiment, an apparatus managing a wireless network and being in an unassociated state towards an access node managing another wireless network is provided with the channel usage information. ... Nok Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124551

Session continuity for ipv6 over bluetooth low energy

Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for communications. In one aspect there is provided a method. ... Nok Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124543

Audio processing

A method comprising: causing rendering of a first sound scene comprising multiple first sound objects; in response to direct or indirect user specification of a change in sound scene from the first sound scene to a mixed sound scene based in part on the first sound scene and in part on a second sound scene, causing selection of one or more second sound objects of the second sound scene comprising multiple second sound objects; causing selection of one or more first sound objects in the first sound scene; and causing rendering of a mixed sound scene by rendering the first sound scene while de-emphasising the selected one or more first sound objects and emphasising the selected one or more second sound objects.. . ... Nok Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124291

Method, apparatus and computer program product for creating virtual reality content of an event

In an example embodiment, method, apparatus and computer program product are provided. The method includes facilitating receipt of a plurality of vr contents and a plurality of video contents associated with an event captured by a plurality of vr cameras and a plurality of user camera devices, respectively. ... Nok Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124186

Using cellular identifiers in intelligent transport systems communication infrastructure

The present invention provides apparatuses, methods, computer programs, computer program products and computer-readable media regarding using cellular identifiers in intelligent transport systems (its) communication infrastructure. The method includes composing a header of a message to be distributed within the intelligent transport system by the communication node, the communication node being capable of communicating at least in accordance with a cellular network, and inserting into the header at least one identifier according to the cellular communication network of the communication node.. ... Nok Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180123885

Building and applying operational experiences for cm operations

The present invention provides apparatuses, methods, computer programs, computer program products and computer-readable media regarding building and applying operational experiences for cm operations. The present invention comprises collecting operational experience information on executed operations from various logical entities via an interface, the collected operational experience information including execution data, and performance data concerning the executed operation, analyzing the operational experience information of the executed operations, storing the operational experience information of the executed operations in the central entity, and arranging the operational experience information of executed operations into different groups in the central entity according to similarities in the analyzed execution data of the operational experience information.. ... Nok Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180123768

Per-protocol data unit delivery-path indication

Indication of delivery-path information may benefit various communication systems. For example, wireless communication systems may benefit from per-protocol data unit delivery-path indication to data recipient or from setting a timer expiry value dependent on such received information. ... Nok Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180123752

Method and apparatus for handling data activity of a secondary cell

A method and apparatus may include determining a channel between a secondary cell and a user equipment. The method may also include transmitting information relating to the channel to a primay cell of a second network node. ... Nok Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180123719

Coordinated interference cancellation in wireless network

An example technique includes receiving, by a user device, a first signal including a first user device-specific signal from a base station and one or more interfering signals, the first user device-specific signal being received based on a first modulation and coding scheme (mcs), determining, by the user device, whether the user device can perform interference cancellation for the one or more interfering signals, sending, by the user device to the base station, an interference cancellation feedback message including at least, for each of the one or more interfering signals, an interference cancellation capability indication that indicates whether or not the user device can perform interference cancellation for the interfering signal, receiving an updated mcs, wherein the updated mcs is based, at least in part, on the interference from the interference cancellation feedback message, and receiving, by the user device based on the updated mcs, a second signal.. . ... Nok Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180123255

Polarized filtenna, such as a dual polarized filtenna, and arrays and apparatus using same

An apparatus includes a filtenna. The filtenna includes a block having a waveguide formed therein, and having first and second ends, wherein the first end is closed and the second end radiates to free space. ... Nok Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180123146

Gasket and method of manufacturing the same

A gasket has a gasket main body which is made of a rubber-like elastic body, and a reinforcement body which is made of a material having a higher rigidity than the gasket main body. The gasket main body integrally has a tabular base portion, and a seal portion which is provided in an end portion in a width direction of the base portion, the reinforcement body is formed into a tabular shape, is set its thickness to be smaller than a thickness of the base portion, and is buried in the base portion in such a manner as to be exposed to a surface with one surface in a thickness direction of the base portion, and the reinforcement body is provided with a positioning hole for positioning the reinforcement body in relation to a metal mold forming the gasket main body on a plane.. ... Nok Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180122395

Virtual duplex operation

A method including, while first audio signals from a first user are being transmitted on a first bandwidth from a first apparatus, detecting transmitting of second audio signals from a second user by a second apparatus; and based upon the detecting of the second audio signals from the second apparatus, reducing the transmitting of the first audio signals on the first bandwidth to transmitting of the first audio signals on at least one first relatively smaller sub-band of the first bandwidth.. . ... Nok Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180120132

Method, apparatus and computer program product for providing sensor data collection and sensor configuration

A method, apparatus and computer program product provide data collection via a plurality of sensors, user authentication, data storage, and sensor replacement and configuration. The sensors may be integrated in or on various types of devices and/or household objects and may provide a wide range of data regarding users, use of the respective items, and/or their environments. ... Nok Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180119820

Sealing device

A sealing device 1 is provided with, on an atmospheric side a inclined surface 24 of a seal lip, a forward direction screw 26 which extends in a direction of forming an angle of attack with respect to a direction z of forward rotation of a rotation shaft 2 and exerts pumping action with respect to sealing target fluid during the forward rotation of the rotation shaft 2, and a reverse direction screw 27 which extends in a direction of forming an angle of attack with respect to a direction of reverse rotation of the rotation shaft 2 and exerts pumping action with respect to the sealing target fluid during the reverse rotation of the rotation shaft 2, in which a droplet prevention screw 29 for the sealing target fluid is provided on the reverse direction screw 27 side of the inclined surface 24 so as to be positioned in a region for forming the angle of attack.. . ... Nok Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180119818

Gasket

A gasket sandwiched between an opening of a first member and an opening of a second member. The gasket comprises a first gasket substrate including a first bead protruding along a peripheral edge of a first opening portion disposed corresponding to the opening of the first member and toward a side of the first member, the first gasket substrate being disposed on a side of the first member. ... Nok Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180119789

Friction pulley

A friction pulley includes a rotary wheel having a groove on an outer periphery of the rotary wheel rotatable about an axis, the groove being recessed toward an inner periphery side, and a rubber ring having an annular shape and can be accommodated in the groove. The groove has a pair of annular side surfaces facing each other in a direction of the axis and extending from an inner peripheral side toward an outer peripheral side. ... Nok Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180119765

Acrylic rubber composition

An acrylic rubber composition comprising 5 to 80 parts by weight, preferably 10 to 60 parts by weight, more preferably 20 to 40 parts by weight, of a styrene acrylic-based resin containing a functional group other than a carboxyl group, based on 100 parts by weight of acrylic rubber. A vibration insulation member having an excellent tan δ value at a high temperature and improved vibration insulation properties can be molded by adding a specific ratio of a styrene acrylic-based resin to acrylic rubber. ... Nok Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180118927

Acrylic rubber composition

An acrylic rubber composition comprising 5 to 80 parts by weight, preferably 10 to 60 parts by weight, more preferably 20 to 40 parts by weight, of a styrene-based resin, based on 100 parts by weight of acrylic rubber. A vibration insulation member having an excellent tan δ value at a high temperature and improved vibration insulation properties can be molded by adding a specific ratio of a styrene-based resin to acrylic rubber. ... Nok Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180110082

Fast activation of multi-connectivity utilizing uplink signals

Embodiments herein provide a method for fast activation of multi-connectivity utilizing uplink signals. According to an example embodiment, a method includes: transmitting, by a user equipment, at least one uplink signal to a plurality of network nodes of a wireless network based at least on the user equipment being in a first radio resource control state such that the user equipment maintains connectivity with one of the network nodes; receiving at least one connection message including a command to connect to at least two of the network nodes for communication, wherein the command is based at least on measurements extracted from the at least one uplink signal; in response to the at least one connection message, changing from the first radio resource control state to a second radio resource control state; and transmitting data utilizing multiple communication links via the at least two network nodes.. ... Nok Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180109979

Method and apparatus for providing an indication regarding ip address preservation following a transfer involving a wireless local area network

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to facilitate the transition of user equipment between basic service sets within a wlan or from a basic service set within a wlan to a cellular data link of a cellular network. In the context of a method from the perspective of the user equipment, a message is received that identifies one or more basic service sets or cellular data links to which user equipment is potentially capable of transferring. ... Nok Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180109975

Detection and mitigation of signalling anomalies in wireless network

This document discloses a solution for detecting and mitigating anomalies such as signalling storms in a radio access network of a wireless communication system. According to an aspect, there is disclosed a method including receiving, in a first local traffic analysis module, configuration parameters from a second local traffic analysis module or from a central traffic analysis module connected to a plurality of local traffic analysis modules; monitoring, by a first traffic analysis module by using the received configuration parameters, traffic in a radio access network of a wireless communication system; detecting, in the monitored traffic on the basis of the configuration parameters, an anomaly causing a control plane signalling load; and in response to said detecting, taking an action to mitigate the anomaly and reporting information on the anomaly to the central traffic analysis module.. ... Nok Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180109956

Method and apparatus for securing timing packets over untrusted packet transport network

Methods, devices, systems, techniques, and computer program products are provided to secure timing synchronization to network nodes connected over an inherently insecure best effort public network with mechanisms to improve accuracy of timing protocols such as a statistically estimated edge timestamp offset encoded into the timing message to account for network jitter and processing latency variances incurred due to the security packet processing and encryption; to ensure slave network nodes shall only accept timing messages from trusted timing sources; to establish a secure tunnel with a trusted timing source for exchange of timing packets; to provide authentication and security for timing packets over the insecure public network; and to enhance message anonymity with variable payload padding.. . ... Nok Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180109911

Network location reporting broadcast bearer management

Various communication systems may benefit from network location reporting. For example, such reporting may be beneficial in the establishment of a multimedia broadcast/multicast service bearer for media traffic delivery from a group communication service application server or other similar device or system. ... Nok Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180109901

Audio object modification in free-viewpoint rendering

A method including, during a free-viewpoint rendering to a user, where the free-viewpoint rendering comprises rendering of an audio object, and during relative movement between a location of the user and the audio object in the free-viewpoint rendering, detecting a locational conflict abnormality between the audio object and the location of the user; and based upon the detecting of the locational conflict abnormality, changing the rendering of the audio object, where the changing is based upon at least one predetermined abnormality modification parameter.. . ... Nok Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180109379

Fibre-optic communication based on dual-rail and polarization encoding

According to an example aspect, there is provided an apparatus comprising a first optical converter coupled to a fibre interface and to two waveguides, a dual rail encoder configured to encode dual rail form light from the two waveguides with payload information, and wherein the dual rail encoder is coupled to the first optical converter or to a second optical converter disposed between the dual rail encoder and the fibre interface, and wherein the first optical converter or the second optical converter is coupled so as to provide polarization encoded light into the fibre interface.. . ... Nok Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180109286

Frequency hopping method for machine type communication

A method and apparatus may include receiving, by a machine type communication user equipment, parameters for frequency hopping in downlink or uplink. The parameters comprise an “x,” ‘y,” and “z” parameters, “x” corresponds to a duration for which the same physical resource blocks are used for transmission. ... Nok Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180106622

An apparatus and associated methods for use in live navigation

An apparatus comprising a processor and memory including computer program code, the memory and computer program code configured to, with the processor, enable the apparatus at least to: for a defined road journey through a road network from a start location to an end location, assign respective sub-portions of the defined road journey to each of a group of mobile devices associated with one or more travellers for the road journey according to at least one predefined assignment criterion, wherein each of the group of mobile devices is configured for provision of live mapping data for live navigation of the respective sub-portion of the road journey.. . ... Nok Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180104872

Gasket molded product and method of manufacturing the same

The purpose of the present invention is to improve the handling and usability of rubber only-type gaskets. To achieve said purpose, a gasket molding is obtained by combining a rubber only-type gasket body with a film carrier obtained from a resin film that holds the gasket body in an unbonded state. ... Nok Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180103868

Apparatuses and methods for measuring skin resistance

A method comprising receiving, from a circuit, information indicative of a skin resistance between an inner electrode and an outer electrode, the inner electrode being disposed on at least part of an inner surface of a housing, the outer electrode being disposed on at least part of an outer surface of the housing such that the outer electrode is separated from the inner electrode, the housing being configured to be in contact with or at least partially encircle a body part of a user of the housing, such that the inner surface of the housing is configured to at least partially contact the body part and the outer surface of the housing is configured to avoid contact with the body part, and determining a galvanic skin response of the user based, at least in part, on the skin resistance when the outer electrode is in contact with the user.. . ... Nok Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180103503

Using networking relationship in configuring radio connectivity

There is provided a solution for using application layer information to establish clusters in a cell of a cellular communication system. In an embodiment, there is acquired at least one information element representing application layer networking relationship of a first user account associated with a first terminal device with at least a second user account of a second terminal device. ... Nok Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180103482

Channel quality indicator reporting

A method, computer program and apparatus operate when resuming data transmission/reception upon activation of a serving cell, or after a long in-device coexistence interference avoidance gap, to determine whether to report to a network access node an in-device coexistence interference indicator value and send the in-device coexistence interference indicator value to the network access node, the in-device coexistence interference indicator value is reported to the network access node for a certain period if any periodic channel quality indication resource is configured for the cell, or if an aperiodic channel quality indication for the cell is requested from the network access node.. . ... Nok Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180103474

Intelligent conditional scaling for unlicensed cells

Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for efficient support of conditional scaling for unlicensed cells are provided.. . ... Nok Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180103317

Audio capture with multiple microphones

An apparatus including at least one processor and at least one memory including computer program code configured to: when the apparatus is in a voice phone call mode of sound capture, output a signal from a first microphone as a primary speech signal, and select one or more second microphones to output a noise reduction signal, where the apparatus comprises at least two of the second microphones, and where selection of the one or more second microphones is based at least partially upon a determined use of the apparatus being either a handportable or an integrated handsfree use; and/or when the apparatus is in a multi-media mode of sound capture select one or more of the microphones to output audio signals based upon both a determined type of sound capture feature being used by the apparatus and based upon a determined orientation of the apparatus.. . ... Nok Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180102892

Enhanced carrier aggregation in communications

A method comprises defining (401), in a network node (e nb), scheduled downlink carriers from a list of configured downlink carriers. The network node (e nb) defines (401) a downlink assignment index of the scheduled carrier having at least the lowest carrier index from the list of configured carriers, based on a total number of scheduled carriers. ... Nok Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180102223

Apparatus and associated methods for electrical storage

An apparatus including a first charge collector and an ionic layer, the ionic layer configured to absorb water from the surrounding environment to deliver said water to the apparatus, the apparatus including graphene oxide provided on the first charge collector, the graphene oxide configured to generate protons in the presence of water; a second conductive material spaced apart from the first charge collector, the second material having a lower work function than the first charge collector, the graphene oxide extending from the first charge collector to be in contact with the second material at an interface; wherein the ionic layer is in contact with the graphene oxide and the second material; and wherein the ionic layer includes a room temperature ionic fluid and a solidifying material which provides for the ionic layer to be a solid at room temperature.. . ... Nok Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180099439

Gasket and manufacturing method for same

The purpose of this invention is to make it easy to handle all-rubber gaskets. To achieve this purpose, a gasket is characterized in that a gasket body of only rubber is combined with a carrier film that is made from a resin film to hold the gasket body in a non-adhesive state. ... Nok Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180098701

Physiological measurement sensor

A sensor comprising: including a first light detector and a second light detector configured to concurrently detect light, and an optical blocking filter. The first light detector is configured to detect light that enters the sensor to produce a first detected signal, the optical blocking filter is configured to filter the light that enters the sensor to produce filtered light, and the second light detector is configured to detect the filtered light to produce a second detected signal. ... Nok Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180098356

Common random access channel resource based coordinated random access

Various communication systems may benefit from reliable random access. For example, fifth generation (5g) wireless communication systems may benefit from a coordinated reliable random access technique based on common random access channel resources for a quality of service aware multi-connectivity link. ... Nok Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180098345

Dynamic codebook adaptation for enhanced carrier aggregation

A method and apparatus may include determining, by a network node, a plurality of carrier groups. The method may also configuring a user equipment to use the plurality of carrier groups. ... Nok Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180098315

Allocation of resources in physical uplink control channels

Various communication systems may benefit from carrier aggregation. For example, carrier aggregation may benefit from improved resource allocation. ... Nok Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180098290

Initial setting and configuration of e-utran for energy-efficient iops

Initial setting and configuration of e-utran for energy-efficient iops certain embodiments of the invention generally relate to initial setting and configuration of e-utran for energy-efficient isolated e-utran operation for public safety. A method may include determining an initial configuration mode of a network element for setting up a self-controlled radio access network. ... Nok Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180098289

Beam management for interference mitigation for wireless networks

A technique of reducing interference at a wireless node includes: determining a location of a base station relative to a wireless node, determining, based at least on the location of the base station relative to the wireless node, a beam-reduction region that includes one or more interfering transmit beams of the base station within the beam-reduction region, and causing the base station to decrease a transmit power for the one or more interfering transmit beams within the beam-reduction region.. . ... Nok Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180098246

Coexistence of software defined network, network function virtualization and legacy networks

The present invention addresses method, apparatus and computer program product for enabling improved coexistence of software defined network, network function virtualization, and legacy networks. Thereby, information about characteristics of available core network nodes is obtained, it is determined, upon receiving a signaling request from a network node, which type of network node the signaling network node is, among at least a legacy network node, a virtualized network node and a software defined networking network node, and at least one network node to be used as gateway is selected from the available core network nodes, according to the determined type of signaling/originating network node and a policy set in advance for minimizing traffic load.. ... Nok Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180098223

Enb controlled ue based conditional carrier selection

In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, a method, comprising: receiving an information regarding one or more uplink grants of an assigned component carrier to use to transmit data; determining a set of uplink component carriers of licensed-assisted uplink component carriers that are considered as conditional uplink component carriers to use to transmit data; determining whether the assigned component carrier is available to transmit the data; based on determining that the assigned component carrier is not available to transmit the data, identifying a component carrier of the at least one conditional uplink component carrier of the licensed-assisted uplink component carriers that is available to transmit the data; and transmitting the data on the identified available component carrier of the licensed-assisted uplink component carriers, is disclosed.. . ... Nok Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180097609

Nr pucch coverage extension

Methods, apparatuses, and computer programs for nr pucch coverage extension are disclosed. A plurality of slots to be allocated for a user equipment may be determined by a base station. ... Nok Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180097547

Indicating optional parameter groups

Various communication systems may benefit from improved network communications. For example, messages sent to a user equipment may benefit from having optional configurations of parameters. ... Nok Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180096705

Method of editing audio signals using separated objects and associated apparatus

A method comprises providing an audio file comprising two or more discrete tracks; separating the two or more discrete tracks; setting a limit on an amount at least one of the two or more discrete tracks may be altered; and outputting the separated and limited discrete tracks as a file for use by an end user.. . ... Nok Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180096633

Method and apparatus for supplementing an article with contextually-relevant health data

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to present health data of a user in a more informed context. In relation to a method, an article is identified that provides health-related information and health data of a user is identified that is associated with the health-related information of the article. ... Nok Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180095535

Haptic feedback reorganization

A method including providing haptic feedback to a user along a surface of a touch interactive device in use; and changing the haptic feedback to the user during a touch motion on the touch interactive device, where the touch interface device performs at least one operation based upon at least a portion of the touch motion, where the at least one operation provides an information associated with the at least one operation separate from the haptic feedback, and where the changing of the haptic feedback is based at least partially upon at least one of the information and the at least one operation.. . ... Nok Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180095286

Apparatus and method for capturing images

An apparatus and method wherein the apparatus: includes a first optical arrangement configured to provide a first image to an electronic viewfinder wherein the first optical arrangement includes a display component; a second optical arrangement configured to provide a second image to an optical viewfinder; a beam splitter configured to split a beam from the second optical arrangement; and an auxiliary image sensor configured to detect a beam from the beam splitter and obtain an image corresponding to the second image so that at least a portion of the second image can be compared to the first image.. . ... Nok Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180094568

Water jacket spacer

An object of the present invention is to provide a water jacket spacer that can prevent cooling water from entering the space between the water jacket spacer and a bore side inner wall face of a water jacket by a simple structure and can facilitate mounting work into the water jacket. Provided is a water jacket spacer 1 that is inserted into a water jacket 102 and regulates the flow of cooling water flowing into the water jacket 102 from a cooling water inflow port 105a. ... Nok Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180092087

Flexible reference signal design

A radio network sub-tiles reference signals (rss) within a set of resource elements (res) such that each sub-tiled rs occupies less than a time and/or frequency and/or power extent of its respective re. The set of res are dispersed across both frequency bins and time slots according to a pre-defined grid; and transmitted. ... Nok Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180092010

Small cell mobility with dual/multi connectivity

There are provided measures for improvements in small cell mobility with dual/multi connectivity. Such measures exemplarily comprise terminating at least one control plane signaling connection from said terminal for said at least first network access entity and second network access entity, maintaining a terminal related access stratum context commonly for radio accesses of said terminal to said at least first network access entity and second network access entity, and initiating switching of said radio access of said terminal from said first network access entity to said second network access entity for user plane data transfer with said control plane signaling connection for said second network access entity being applied unchanged, thereby providing, in a control plane for a terminal, connection management for at least a first network access entity and a second network access entity, wherein said at least first network access entity and second network access entity providing radio access for user plane data transfer for said terminal, wherein said terminal being capable of having radio access to said at least first network access entity and second network access entity for user plane data transfer.. ... Nok Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180091986

Buffer management for wireless networks

A technique includes making a decision to perform a handover of a user device from a source cell to a target cell at a scheduled handover time, determining, by a source base station associated with the source cell, an estimated data rate for transmitting data from the source cell to the user device between a time of the handover decision and the scheduled handover time, determining, based on the estimated data rate and a difference between the time of the handover decision and the scheduled handover time, a portion of data stored in a data buffer associated with the source cell for the user device to be forwarded to the target cell before the scheduled handover time, and forwarding, from the source cell to the target cell before the scheduled handover time, the portion of data stored in the data buffer for the user device.. . ... Nok Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180091915

Fitting background ambiance to sound objects

Embodiments of these teachings concern integrating a sound object audio file such as an audio object recorded by a lavalier microphone to a spatial audio signal. First the sound object audio file is obtained and then a direction and an active duration of the sound object audio file is determined. ... Nok Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180091268

Method and apparatus for resource aggregation in wireless communications

Methods and apparatus for cell aggregation are disclosed. In accordance with one aspect information regarding a predefined maximum number of cells that can be aggregated by a communication device on a single carrier resource is sent by the communication device. ... Nok Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180091264

Method, system and apparatus

There is provided a method comprising causing uplink feedback information to be transmitted via a radio interface of a first access point, wherein the uplink feedback information is associated with a protocol entity for downlink data transmission via a radio interface of a second access point only.. . ... Nok Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180091213

Mobile base station receiver digitalization capacity enhancement using combined analog signals

Various communication systems may benefit from capacity enhancement. A method can include receiving, via a first antenna, a first signal on a first analog radio frequency. ... Nok Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180091100

Multiple-band matching network for a doherty power amplifier and amplifiers, transmitters, and base stations using the same

An apparatus includes a doherty pa having an input, an output manifold, and peaking and main amplifier paths. The peaking amplifier path includes peaking amplifier(s) configured to amplify signals over multiple frequency bands. ... Nok Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180090622

A method and apparatus for providing a transistor

A method and apparatus wherein the method comprises: providing at least one electrode within a semiconductor layer wherein the semiconductor layer is provided on a first side of a wafer; thinning the wafer to produce a thinned wafer; providing graphene on a second side of the thinned wafer; attaching the semiconductor layer to an electrical interface on the first side of the thinned wafer; and providing at least one electrical connection from the graphene to the electrical interface so as to form a transistor comprising the at least one electrode and the graphene.. . ... Nok Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180090121

Apparatus, method and computer program for adjustable noise cancellation

An apparatus receives a background audio signal from an earpiece microphone. The earpiece microphone is configured to convert sound from a surrounding environment into the background audio signal. ... Nok Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180089839

Moving object detection based on motion blur

The present disclosure relates to moving object detection based on motion blur. In one embodiment, variances of a pixel in an image for a set of frequencies are determined based on a gradient of the pixel. ... Nok Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180088205

Positioning

A method of determining a user location comprises: calculating a horizontal velocity and direction of horizontal movement of a mobile device in communication with at least one wireless access point, calculating an observed doppler shift in a signal transmitted between the mobile device and the at least one wireless access point, calculating an expected doppler shift in the transmitted signal based on a carrier frequency, the horizontal velocity and direction of horizontal movement, and determining a vertical position of the mobile device based on the expected doppler shift and the observed doppler shift. A mobile device, apparatus and positioning system for performing the method are also provided.. ... Nok Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180087913

An apparatus and associated methods for use in live navigation

An apparatus comprising a processor and memory including computer program code, the memory and computer program code configured to, with the processor, enable the apparatus at least to: for a defined road journey through a road network from a start location lo an end location, assign respective sub-portions of the defined road journey to each of a group of mobile devices associated with one or more travellers for the road journey according to at least one predefmed assignment criterion, wherein each of the group of mobile devices is configured for provision of live mapping data for live navigation of the respective sub-portion of the road journey, and wherein the at least one predefmed assignment criterion comprises a discontinuity criterion configured to assign two or more consecutive sub-portions of the road journey to be discontinuous.. . ... Nok Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180085549

Method, apparatus and computer program product for providing a dynamic wake-up alert

A method, apparatus, and computer program product are provided for providing a dynamic wake-up alert. A user's sleep recovery need is determined based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, mental stress level, physical activity, the individual's sleep history record, and/or data relating to circadian rhythms, recommended sleep times, patterns and cycles. ... Nok Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180085070

Method and apparatus for detecting body-related temperature changes

Methods and apparatuses (10) for detecting body-related temperature changes are provided. The method comprises measuring a skin-surface temperature at a first temperature sensor element (12) at a measuring rate (s21) and measuring an ambient temperature at a second temperature sensor element (13) at the measuring rate (s22). ... Nok Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180084518

Using a wlan interworking gateway (wig) for offloading ue traffic from cellular network to wlan

There is provided a method comprising receiving, at a control node associated with a plurality of access points of a first network (e.g. A wlan interworking gateway-wig), information from an access point of a second network (e.g. ... Nok Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180084515

Wireless device ranging

A method and apparatus for detecting, by a first device, a timing measurement frame from a second device, the timing measurement frame having a plurality of time measurement samples, wherein at least the first of the measurement samples has a transmit timestamp value; determining transmit timing values for the subsequent measurement samples; applying a receive timestamp value to each of the received measurement samples; and determining a relative clock drift between a clock of the first device and a clock of the second device by comparing the receive timestamp values with transmit timing values of one or more measurement samples contained in the frame.. . ... Nok Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180084467

Cell selection

A technique including detecting respective pairs of primary and auxiliary priority indicator values for a plurality of radio resources of a radio access network in one or more transmissions by said radio access network; and selecting a cell to adopt as a serving cell based at least partly on both said primary indicator values and said auxiliary indicator values; wherein the primary priority indicator values for said plurality of radio resources provide an indication of the priority order for said plurality of radio resources to a first degree of resolution; and the combinations of primary and auxiliary priority indicator values for said plurality of radio resources provide an indication of the priority order for said plurality of radio resources to a second degree of resolution higher than said first degree of resolution.. . ... Nok Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180084458

Optimized signaling for wlan/3gpp aggregation

Various communication systems may benefit from the appropriate aggregation of multiple radio access technologies. For example, certain communication systems may benefit from optimized signaling for wireless local area network and third generation partnership projection aggregation. ... Nok Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180084434

Method and apparatus for installing antenna devices and guiding installation

In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus comprising: at least one processor; and at least one memory including computer program code, wherein the at least one memory and the computer program code are configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to perform at least the following: set from one edge against a surface location, detect that the one edge of the apparatus is against the surface location, and cause an angle of the apparatus towards a base station to be measured, wherein the angle is used to determine surface location for an antenna installation.. . ... Nok Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180084365

Audio processing apparatus

An apparatus comprising: a spatial audio analyser configured to determine, using at least one audio signal, at least one acoustic source; a location determiner configured to determining at least one point of interest location associated with the at least one acoustic source; a trajectory determiner configured to determine a trajectory of the at least one point of interest location associated with the at least one acoustic source; and a processor configured to reproduce the at least one audio signal from at least one sound playback transducer based on the determined trajectory.. . ... Nok Corporation








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