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12/31/15 / #20150382357

Method and apparatus for protecting radars from interference

A method and apparatus may be configured to determine a plurality of rings. The plurality of rings surround a radar, and the plurality of rings encompass a plurality of networks surrounding the radar. ... Nokia

12/31/15 / #20150382270

Determination of whether a handover was necessary based on quality of service

Methods, apparatuses and computer program products are provided, wherein an indication is provided to a second network entity from a first network entity to monitor a quality of service provided to a user equipment handed over from the first network entity to the second network entity. The second network entity monitors the quality of service provided to the user equipment and generates a corresponding indication. ... Nokia

12/31/15 / #20150382260

Control plane management

There is provided a method, including requesting, by a network element of a macro cell network infrastructure, a local cell access point operating within the macro cell to either activate or deactivate a local cell control plane with respect to active user equipment of the local cell, wherein the local cell access point continues to provide a user plane to the active user equipment; and receiving a response to the request.. . ... Nokia

12/31/15 / #20150382252

Facilitating group handover

There is provided a method, including: receiving, by a target base station, information that a handover of a plurality of user equipment currently connected to a source cell is needed to a target cell; causing a device-to-device, d2d, cluster generation, wherein each generated d2d cluster is controlled by a predetermined user equipment connected to the target cell and acting as a d2d cluster head; determining d2d cluster-specific radio resource commitment information for each generated d2d cluster; indicating corresponding d2d cluster-specific radio resource commitment information to each d2d cluster head; and receiving a handover request from at least one d2d cluster head, wherein the handover request is for handing at least one member of the corresponding d2d cluster over to the target cell.. . ... Nokia

12/31/15 / #20150382221

Delivery of measurements

Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for measurement delivery. In some example embodiments, there is provided a method. ... Nokia

12/31/15 / #20150382209

Method of adapting operation of self-organizing network functions

A method of adapting operation of self-organizing network functions in a communication network comprising a big data level system and a self-organizing network system and at least one network element is provided, wherein the method comprises adapting the operation of at least one self-organizing network function by using knowledge achieved by analysis performed on the big data level.. . ... Nokia

12/31/15 / #20150382177

Method, apparatus and computer program

A method comprising: providing an association in a data directory, said association for locating data in said data directory; and modifying said association in response to a request for data from said directory, to provide a modified association.. . ... Nokia

12/31/15 / #20150382161

Data delivery

A method of sending data from a first party participating in a telephone call to a second party participating in the telephone call, comprising, in the terminal of the first party, storing, as a consequence of the telephone call, identifier data that identifies the second party; using the stored identifier data to determine automatically a destination address for a data message; and sending, during the telephone call, the data message with the automatically determined destination address. A method for sending data from a first party participating in a telephone call to a second party participating in the telephone call, comprising, in the terminal of the first party: providing, while the telephone call is on-going, a user selectable option to transfer data to another party participating in the telephone call without user specification of a destination address.. ... Nokia

12/31/15 / #20150381761

Methods and apparatus for requesting user specific policy information for local applications

A method comprises sending a request from an application server functionality, providing a local application functionality to a user equipment, to a policy server functionality, said policy server functionality storing local application policy information for said user equipment, and receiving information from said policy server functionality about said local application policy in formation for said user equipment.. . ... Nokia

12/31/15 / #20150381760

Apparatus, method and computer program product for content provision

There is disclosed a method in which a request for transmitting content relating to a collaborated content to a first device is receive. The collaborated content comprises one or more media clips of an event attached with information on a context regarding capturing of the media clips. ... Nokia

12/31/15 / #20150381388

Channel estimation in wireless communications

Transmission of reference symbols for multiple carriers is coordinated to cause coherent transmission of the reference symbols for facilitating a channel estimation procedure for the multiple carriers on a bandwidth extending over the multiple carriers. At a receiving device the coordinated transmission of the reference symbols for multiple carriers is received on the extended bandwidth and a channel estimation procedure is provided based on the reference symbols received on the bandwidth extending over the multiple carriers.. ... Nokia

12/31/15 / #20150380978

Wireless charger

The invention relates to decreasing power consumption of wireless charging devices in standby condition. A method for decreasing power consumption comprises feeding at least one detecting signal as a pulse to a wireless charging coil (120) of a power transmitter (100) comprising a charging area, wherein the detecting signal corresponds with an expected resonance frequency of the wireless charging coil (120) measuring a reflected signal caused by feeding the detecting signal, determining whether the reflected signal satisfies a non-resonance condition and activating a power transmitting circuit in response to determining that the reflected signal satisfies the non-resonance condition. ... Nokia

12/31/15 / #20150380827

Apparatus and methods for wireless coupling

An apparatus (180) comprising: a first conductive layer (30) defining a first slot (46) having an open end and a closed end, the first slot (46) being configured to receive an inductive coupler (64) therein; and a capacitive member configured to tune the first conductive layer (30) to resonate in an operational frequency band.. . ... Nokia

12/31/15 / #20150380819

Antenna arrangement

An apparatus for antenna arrangement isolation is described. The apparatus includes a first antenna element (for example, a cmmb tv antenna) having a first radiator component and a second antenna element (for example, a cellular antenna) having a second radiator component. ... Nokia

12/31/15 / #20150380054

Method and apparatus for synchronizing audio and video signals

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to synchronize audio signals with video images that are replayed with a modified motion. In a method, a trajectory is determined for each audio object of an audio signal. ... Nokia

12/31/15 / #20150379353

Method and apparatus for role identification during multi-device video recording

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to effectively and efficiently summarize the video of an event captured by a plurality of image capturing devices, such as by the creation of a remix. In the context of a method, user input is received that designates video content from a respective device to be utilized for semantic analysis. ... Nokia

12/31/15 / #20150379240

Method and apparatus for tracking and disseminating health information via mobile channels

An approach is provided for tracking and disseminating health information. Health information corresponding to a geographic location is caused, at least in part, to be received. ... Nokia

12/24/15 / #20150373778

Method and apparatus for multisim devices with embedded sim functionality

A method, corresponding apparatuses, and a computer program product for multisim devices with embedded sim functionality are provided. The method comprises downloading at least one subscription from a secure application manager to a secure element with remote provisioning functionality within a user equipment. ... Nokia

12/24/15 / #20150373764

Management of radio resource control for device-to-device communication

Measures are provided for management of rrc for d2d communication. Such measures include setting a connected state of rrc for device(s) of a pair of devices. ... Nokia

12/24/15 / #20150373760

Device pairing

A technique for facilitating connection establishment between wireless devices is provided. According to an example embodiment, the technique comprises storing, at an apparatus for wireless communication, one or more default authentication keys for authenticating a wireless device that is not paired with the apparatus; selectively operating the apparatus in one of predefined states, said states comprising at least a first state where the apparatus is connectable but not discoverable by other wireless devices; verifying, in response to having received, when the apparatus is operated in said first state, a connection request from a first wireless device that is not paired with the apparatus, whether at least one of said authentication keys is a valid authentication key for said first wireless device, and establishing, in response to having found at least one of said authentication keys to be a valid authentication key for said first wireless device, an authenticated connection with said first wireless device.. ... Nokia

12/24/15 / #20150373749

Method, apparatus, and computer program product for improving security for wireless communication

In an example embodiment, a method includes receiving, by an apparatus, one or more wireless discovery messages; determining, by the apparatus, whether a wireless device is in close proximity to the apparatus based on information obtained from the one or more received wireless discovery messages; exchanging, by the apparatus, messages with the wireless device in response to having determined that the wireless device is in close proximity to the apparatus; measuring, by the apparatus, signal strength of the exchanged messages while distance changes to the wireless device; and determining, by the apparatus, whether changes in the measured signal strength of the exchanged messages satisfy a predetermined behavior expected for signal strength as distance varies.. . ... Nokia

12/24/15 / #20150373744

Synchronized physical layer reconfiguration among user equipment, macrocell, and small cell in macrocell-assisted small cell deployments

Various communication systems may benefit from synchronized physical layer reconfiguration among user equipment, macrocell and small cell in macrocell-assisted small cell deployments. A method may include dynamically changing a physical layer configuration of transmission of uplink control information in a network. ... Nokia

12/24/15 / #20150373704

Subframe bundling

The disclosure relates to subframe bundling in a system where subframe bundling is based on a set of bundling definitions. Control information is provided for at least one communication device configured to provide subframe bundling such that the control information is generated to be at least partially inconsistent with the set of bundling definitions. ... Nokia

12/24/15 / #20150373672

Method and network element for managing backhaul resources

It is provided a method for managing backhaul resources, comprising accessing a radio network via a first radio technology 401 and providing first backhaul resources 404 allocated to the first radio technology 401. Moreover the method may comprise accessing the radio network via a second radio technology 402 and providing second backhaul resources 405 allocated to the second radio technology 402, wherein the second radio technology is based on wi-fi technology. ... Nokia

12/24/15 / #20150373645

Method for controlling energy consumption and user device

The present invention relates to networks and provides a method and network devices for energy conservation. The method may include detecting media traffic and media management traffic of a first service requested by a user device on a first bearer; segregating the media traffic and the media management traffic on the first bearer by creating a second bearer and transferring the media traffic or the media management traffic to the second bearer. ... Nokia

12/24/15 / #20150373613

System and method for managing user equipment movement driven cell system load balancing

A system and method for managing offer and user equipment movement driven cell system load balancing that overcomes the disadvantages of the prior art. Network elements determine whether a user or user equipment in a first location is within a threshold distance of a second location of better coverage, which is separated from the first location by an intervening region of worse coverage. ... Nokia

12/24/15 / #20150373600

Paging response via an offload cell

Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for providing a preference to a user equipment to indicate how the user equipment should respond to a paging message and the like. The method may include receiving, at a user equipment, an indication representative of whether the user equipment should respond to a base station or respond to an access point; and accessing, based on the received indication, at least one of the base station or the access point to enable offloading to the access point. ... Nokia

12/24/15 / #20150373591

Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for facilitating voice call continuity in intersystem handover

Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are provided for facilitating voice call continuity in intersystem handover. A method may include determining that a user equipment device being handed over from a packet switched network to a circuit switched network is a party to a voice call in an alerting state. ... Nokia

12/24/15 / #20150373562

Updating stored information about wireless access points

An apparatus receives (111) information about at least two wireless access points obtained in a scan at a single location and retrieves (112) information from a record that is stored for a particular one of the at least two wireless access points. The apparatus determines (113) whether to update information about neighboring wireless access points in the record stored for the particular wireless access point by comparing received information with retrieved information. ... Nokia

12/24/15 / #20150373527

User equipment detach indication to home subscriber server

In certain communication systems, such as wireless communication systems, there may be benefit to knowing a user equipment's registration status. For example, there may be benefit to observing a user equipment's registration status via a home subscriber server, including whether the user equipment is attached/detached. ... Nokia

12/24/15 / #20150373486

Method and apparatus for providing mobile services outside of cellular coverage

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for providing mobile services outside of cellular coverage. In the context of a method, an indication is received, at an intermediate device, of data for transmission to a target device for which cellular network communication between an originating device and the target device is not currently available. ... Nokia

12/24/15 / #20150373441

A speaker apparatus

A speaker comprising: a case; a display configured to display an image; at least one vibrating element configured to actuate the display to move the display relative to the case to generate acoustic waves; a gasket interfacing the case and the display; and a transceiver located within a speaker internal volume.. . ... Nokia

12/24/15 / #20150373204

Billing related information reporting

Radio communications is performed within a mobile telecommunication network. Billing related information is obtained by radio-physical detection. ... Nokia

12/24/15 / #20150373180

Accessory detection

An apparatus including a processor configured to cause detecting a second apparatus including a wireless charging unit being attached to the apparatus; determining a parameter concerning the second apparatus; and automatically adjusting at least one functionality of the apparatus in accordance with the parameter.. . ... Nokia

12/24/15 / #20150373131

Method and apparatus for obtaining an image associated with a location of a mobile terminal

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided in order to obtain an image from a remote computer with the image being associated with the current location of a mobile terminal via which a user provides input soliciting the image. In the context of a method, the user input representative of a request to obtain an image from a remote computer may be received. ... Nokia

12/24/15 / #20150372819

Method and apparatus for providing identity based encryption in distributed computations

An approach is provided for providing identity based encryption in distributed computations. An identity based encryption platform causes, at least in part, a segmentation of a computation closure into at least a first part and one or more second parts. ... Nokia

12/24/15 / #20150372815

Systems, methods, and apparatuses for ciphering error detection and recovery

Systems, methods, and apparatuses are provided for ciphering error detection and recovery. A method may include using a first set of one or more cipher input parameters to decipher ciphered data ciphered using a second set of one or more cipher input parameters. ... Nokia

12/24/15 / #20150372727

Joint precoder and receiver design for mu-mimo downlink

Various communication systems may benefit from joint precoder and receiver designs for multi-user multiple-input and multiple-output. For example, machine-type communication in long term evolution communication systems may benefit from such designs. ... Nokia

12/24/15 / #20150372536

Methods and apparatus for electronic device power

Improved mechanisms for automated control of harvested energy delivery are described. A device harvests and stores energy and activates a controller when a sufficient level of stored energy is achieved. ... Nokia

12/24/15 / #20150372529

Power loss detection for wireless charging

It is inter alia disclosed to an apparatus (100), comprising at least one receiving coil (110) configured to receive electromagnetic energy from a wireless signal provided by a wireless charger, an interface (140) connected to the at least one receiving coil (110) and configured to be connected to a rechargeable energy source for charging the rechargeable energy source with energy received at the at least one receiving coil (110), an analyser (120) configured to measure at least one parameter being indicative of a property of the wireless signal provided by the wireless charger and configured to control the charging of a rechargeable energy source connected to the interface (140) based on the at least one measured parameter.. . ... Nokia

12/24/15 / #20150371643

Stereo audio signal encoder

An apparatus comprising a channel analyser configured to analyse an audio signal comprising at least two audio channels to determine at least one parameter associated with a difference between the at least two audio channels; an encoding mode determiner configured to select a multichannel audio signal encoding dependent on the at least one parameter; and a channel encoder configured to encode the audio signal with the multichannel audio signal encoding.. . ... Nokia

12/24/15 / #20150371365

Method and technical equipment for image capturing and viewing

The invention relates to a method, comprising receiving a file storing at least image data and information on a focus point; generating a zoom effect for an image being represented by said image data, said zoom effect comprising image frames having a same resolution, wherein each image frame comprises a more zoomed content of the image than the previous image frame starting from a first frame comprising a full content of the image, proceeding towards the focus point and ending to a last frame comprising a portion of the content of the image. Further, there is a method comprising capturing an image by an imaging device, said imaging device being focused on a focus point in said image; determining an end point of a zoom; saving in a file the image data, an information on the focus point and an information of the end point of a zoom. ... Nokia

12/24/15 / #20150370473

Using a symbol recognition engine

A method comprises receiving signals indicative of receipt of a dynamic input by a touch-sensitive transducer, the dynamic input defining a path on the touch-sensitive transducer, at least a first portion of the path being within a first region of the touch-sensitive transducer. The method further comprises determining if a second portion of the path of the dynamic input is within a second region of the touch-sensitive transducer, in response to determining that the second portion path of the dynamic input is within the second region of the display, using a symbol recognition engine to identify a command based on the path of the dynamic input, and causing an action to be performed based on the identified command.. ... Nokia

12/24/15 / #20150370328

A display apparatus providing tactile functionality

An apparatus comprising: at least two actuators configured to provide a force to move a display assembly component at least at two separate locations of the display assembly component such that at least one of the at least two separate locations of the display assembly component has a displacement based on at least one actuation input; at least one sensor configured to determine the displacement of the display assembly component, wherein the sensor is configured to provide a feedback signal; and a control unit configured to control at least one of the at least two actuators based on the at least one actuation input to the control unit and the feedback signal.. . ... Nokia

12/17/15 / #20150366000

Architecture for radio access network and evolved packet core

As radio access network (ran) architecture evolves and evolved packet core deployments get more distributed, there is an opportunity to provide significant optimizations of latency and processing. Certain embodiments can provide these and other benefits using vertical aggregation of radio access network and evolved packet core functionalities. ... Nokia

12/17/15 / #20150365994

Handling a radio link failure in communications

A method for a communications system, wherein in response to detecting a radio link problem during a first phase of a radio link failure, the first user terminal transmits an indication of the detection of the radio link problem to a second user terminal over a device-to-device link. In response to a report on the radio link problem detection of the first user terminal being sent from the second user terminal to a network apparatus, the first user terminal receives a confirmation on a status of the report from the second user terminal over the device-to-device link. ... Nokia

12/17/15 / #20150365888

Method and apparatus for distributing load

In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus, comprising a receiver configured to receive a first distribution factor relating to using a first access, at least one processing core configured to determine, using a probabilistic procedure, based at least in part on the first distribution factor, whether the apparatus is to use the first access, and wherein the at least one processing core is configured to, based on a result of the determination, select an access and to cause the apparatus to use to the selected access.. . ... Nokia

12/17/15 / #20150365873

Transfer from access points outside of a radio access network

A technique, including estimating at a communication device a quality of service available to said communication device via a radio access network; making a comparison of the estimated quality of service against a quality of service currently achieved via an access point operating outside of the radio access network; and deciding whether or not to transfer from said access point to said radio access network at least partly with reference to the result of said comparison.. . ... Nokia

12/17/15 / #20150365860

Handover of a user equipment having offloaded user data traffic between two small cells controlled by different macro cells

To reduce handover latency experienced by a user using a user equipment that is served for offloaded user data traffic by a first small cell, a handover between a first macro cell deploying the first small cell and a second macro cell deploying a second small cell is triggered when information indicating that the user equipment has associated with the second small cell not deployed by the first macro cell is received.. . ... Nokia

12/17/15 / #20150365859

Inhibiting the transmission of measurement reports from a ue when a ue is in an inactive mode and applies drx

Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for determining whether a user equipment is in an inactive connected mode, i.e. Applies discontinuous reception drx mode, during a period of inactive data reception; and disabling a timer for triggering a measurement report at the user equipment, when the user equipment applies drx mode, wherein the disabled timer inhibits the measurement report related to a target cell from being sent by the user equipment. ... Nokia

12/17/15 / #20150365850

Method and apparatus for managing network devices

In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus, comprising at least one processing core configured to determine that a service access session has commenced, the at least one processing core configured to cause a network procedure to be triggered to cause attachment of the apparatus to change from a first radio access technology to a second radio access technology, and a transmitter configured to cause, during the service access session, a first settings message and a second settings message to be transmitted to a network in accordance with the second radio access technology, wherein the first settings message comprises an indication that the service access session is in progress.. . ... Nokia

12/17/15 / #20150365840

Methods and apparatus for discovery resource signaling

In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, a transmission pattern is determined for a user equipment operating in device to device communication, wherein the transmission pattern is obtained from a dictionary of transmission patterns consisting of patterns of a combinatorial design in an ordered list such that a pattern representing a smallest integer from all patterns of the combinatorial design is provided first followed by all consecutive cyclic shifts of the pattern representing the smallest integer followed subsequently by next patterns representing a smallest integer from all patterns of the combinatorial design not already in the ordered list and their respective consecutive cyclic shifts.. . ... Nokia

12/17/15 / #20150365806

Method, apparatus and computer program product for orienting a smartphone display and estimating direction of travel of a pedestrian

Method, apparatus, and computer program product embodiments provide position determination. An example method embodiment comprises measuring in a mobile device, acceleration in mutually orthogonal x and y directions in a horizontal plane and in a vertical direction, due to walking motion of a user holding the device; computing a fourier transform of the measured acceleration in the vertical direction and determining a frequency of acceleration in the vertical direction having a maximum amplitude; computing a fourier transform of the measured acceleration in the x direction and in the y direction and determining a frequency of acceleration in the x and y directions corresponding to the maximum amplitude frequency of acceleration in the vertical direction; and computing a direction of walking motion of the user, based on the determined frequency of acceleration in the x and y directions corresponding to the maximum amplitude frequency of acceleration in the vertical direction.. ... Nokia

12/17/15 / #20150365585

Imaging and sensing during an auto-focus procedure

A method comprising: selecting one of a plurality of read start positions for an image sensor; during a first auto-focus frame, moving a focused region of an optical system relative to an image sensor in accordance with an auto-focus control signal and then after moving the focused region of the optical system relative to the image sensor and during the first auto-focus frame, starting reading of the image sensor from the read start position. An apparatus that can perform the method.. ... Nokia

12/17/15 / #20150365485

Group details of group services

A group detail indicator is provided that relates to group communication in a communication system. The group detail indicator provides information on at least an identity of a group and a type of the group. ... Nokia

12/17/15 / #20150365375

Delivery of a media item

An approach for delivery and sharing a media item is provided. In an example embodiment, the approach provides a first arrangement that comprises obtaining one or more media items associated with a first client, obtaining one or more unique identifiers, each associated with at least one media item of the one or more media items and providing said one or more unique identifiers to at least one second client to enable identification of the one or more media items. ... Nokia

12/17/15 / #20150365201

Reference signal transmission from multiple cells in dormant mode

A method includes receiving at least one reference signal from a first cell in a less active state and at least one reference signal from a second cell in a less active state within a same or different sub frames of a set of sub frames, wherein said at least one reference signal from the first base station is associated with different resource elements of said set of sub frames to those associated with the at least one reference signal from the second cell.. . ... Nokia

12/17/15 / #20150365167

Method and apparatus for optical communication

A method, apparatus and computer program for controlling a digital microlens array camera to obtain a sequence of images each including microimages captured by respective microlenses; for determining in each of the images a set of diffused microimages in which an optical communication light source is diffused over each of the microimages of the set; and for decoding optically communicated information from the set.. . ... Nokia

12/17/15 / #20150365157

Antenna selection in coordinated multipoint communications

An apparatus and method for antenna selection in uplink coordinated multipoint communications, where a plural number of geographically separated antennas are present, forming a plural number of cells. This apparatus and method relates to selecting a prach configuration, sharing information regarding the selected prach preamble amongst cells; an user equipment, upon receiving instruction from its serving cell, transmits a prach preamble. ... Nokia

12/17/15 / #20150365145

Channel estimation with precoding matrix smoothing at the transmitter

Various communication network may benefit from precoding matrix smoothing. For example, a network node comprises a processor and a memory including computer program code. ... Nokia

12/17/15 / #20150365073

Apparatus, method and a computer program for resonance tuning

There are disclosed various methods, apparatuses and computer program products for resonance tuning. In some embodiments an oscillator signal derived from a local oscillator (125) signal is received and a control signal (208) is generated by using the oscillator signal. ... Nokia

12/17/15 / #20150364925

Foreign object detection manipulation method

The invention relates to a method that comprises receiving wireless energy from a wireless energy transmitter device; determining a power level value of the received wireless energy; manipulating value of the determined power level to obtain a manipulated power level value; and sending the manipulated power level value to the wireless energy transmitter device so that a fod does not prevent the power transfer from the wireless energy transmitter device. The invention further relates to an apparatus, a device and a computer program product for performing the method.. ... Nokia

12/17/15 / #20150363664

Method, apparatus and computer program product for image processing

In an example embodiment, a method, apparatus and computer program product are provided. The method includes facilitating receipt of an image, and partitioning the image into a plurality of sub-images. ... Nokia

12/17/15 / #20150363085

User interface for the application of image effects to images

An apparatus 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 to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to perform at least the following: in response to user input selecting a selectable marker (1720, 1725, 1730, 1820, 1825, 1830, 1940, 2020), the selectable marker marking the position of at least one identified feature (1705, 1710, 1715, 1810, 1815, 1910, 1915, 2005) in an image which is hideable from view using a region of the image surrounding the identified feature, hide or show the identified feature.. . ... Nokia

12/17/15 / #20150363084

An apparatus and associated methods

An apparatus 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 to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to perform at least the following: based on a received user selection of one or more of a plurality of displayed user selectable markers (1505a-f), the user selectable markers each corresponding to one or more of the plurality of time adjacent images in a sequence of images, causing an editing function associated with the one or more images that correspond to the selected marker.. . ... Nokia

12/17/15 / #20150362597

Ephemeris extension

Apparatus has at least one processor and at least one memory having computer-readable code stored thereon which when executed controls the at least one processor: to store a model with parameters for extending ephemeris data for a first satellite; to receive first ephemeris data from the first satellite, the first ephemeris data relating to clock error data and/or orbit data for the first satellite at a first time; to receive second ephemeris data from the first satellite, the second ephemeris data relating to clock error data and/or orbit data for the first satellite at a second time; to use the model to predict clock error data and/or orbit data for the first satellite at the second time; to calculate a measure of deviation between the predicted clock error data and/or orbit data for the first satellite at the second time and the clock error data and/or orbit data for the first satellite at the second time as described in the second ephemeris data; to use the measure of deviation to determine whether there is a fault in the model or parameters of the model; and on a positive determination, to refrain from using ranging signals originating from the first satellite in positioning the receiver apparatus.. . ... Nokia

12/10/15 / #20150359028

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. ... Nokia

12/10/15 / #20150358990

Interference coordination between access nodes operating on a shared frequency band

Interference coordination is used between neighbouring evolved nodebs operating on a shared frequency band in a wireless communications network. Improved capacity estimation may be obtained by determining a capacity estimate of an access node of the wireless communications network on the basis of the interference co-ordination. ... Nokia

12/10/15 / #20150358964

Time-division duplexing

A technique, including: controlling a radio transceiver to make and receive transmissions according to a radio frame structure that includes consecutive time frames of a predefined duration, wherein each time frame includes a plurality of consecutive sub-frames of a predefined duration, and each sub-frame includes a plurality of sets of time resources, and wherein the plurality of sets of time resources of a sub-frame includes: a first set useable for transmissions in a first direction; a second set useable for transmissions in a second, opposite direction; and a third set that is switchable between transmissions in the first direction and transmissions in the second direction, independently of the first and second sets of time resources in the same sub-frame and independently of other sub-frames in the same radio frame.. . ... Nokia

12/10/15 / #20150358923

Methods and apparatus

A method comprising: receiving a control message at an apparatus of a base station of a first smaller cell, said control message being provided by a control apparatus of a second larger cell, said first cell at least partially overlying said second cell, said control message being provided dependent on a speed of at least one user equipment; and causing, in response to said control message, said base station of said first cell to be in a first power and/or interference mode.. . ... Nokia

12/10/15 / #20150358893

Methods and apparatus for access network selection

A method may include receiving access network selection information from a user equipment and providing network selection information in dependence on said requested access network selection function information.. . ... Nokia

12/10/15 / #20150358868

Detection and inhibition of multiple consecutive inter-rat ping-pong handovers

There are provided measures for detection and inhibition of multiple consecutive inter-rat ping-pong handovers (also called handover bounces). Such measures exemplarily include detecting multiple consecutive ping-pong handovers of a communication endpoint between two radio access technologies, wherein a ping-pong handover includes a handover from one of said two radio access technologies to the other of said two radio access technologies and a handover from the other of said two radio access technologies to the one of said two radio access technologies, and causing immediate inhibition of certain handovers of said communication endpoint.. ... Nokia

12/10/15 / #20150358830

Method and apparatus for providing a wifi network information service

An approach is provided for providing a wifi network information service. A configuration client processes and/or facilitates a processing, by at least one module of at least one access point, of configuration data stored at the at least one access point to determine network information. ... Nokia

12/10/15 / #20150358780

Signal handling

A second device (12) comprises: a transmitter configured to transmit a first signal to a first device (11); a receiver configured to receive a second signal that has been transmitted by the first device (11); a demodulator configured to demodulate a second message from the second signal, the second message including an indication of signal strength of the first signal as measured by the first device (11); a signal strength measuring module configured to measure signal strength of the received second signal; and a calculator configured to use the indication of the measured signal strength included in the second message and the signal strength of the second signal as measured by the second device (12) to calculate a measure of the distance between the first and second devices (11, 12).. . ... Nokia

12/10/15 / #20150358704

Apparatus and method for providing an apparatus comprising an audio transducer

An apparatus and method wherein the apparatus comprises: a covering portion configured to cover at least part of an electronic device; and an audio transducer; and a flexible portion comprising at least one conductive trace wherein the flexible portion is configured to connect the audio transducer to the covering portion and the at least one conductive trace is configured to electrically connect the audio transducer to circuitry within the electronic device.. . ... Nokia

12/10/15 / #20150358251

Unified cloud resource controller

There are provided measures for unified cloud resource control. Such measures exemplarily comprise receiving a request specifying resource requirements of a resource combination of multiple resource types, and controlling reservation of infrastructure resources out of a pool of infrastructure resources according to said resource requirements.. ... Nokia

12/10/15 / #20150358248

Controlling of virtualized network functions for usage in communication network

A method including obtaining a plurality of data sets each describing a specific virtualized network function, acquiring and processing control information related to at least one of a communication traffic situation in a communication network for which at least one virtualized network function is implementable and a resource usage situation in a virtualization infrastructure in which at least one virtualized network function can be instantiated, and adjusting an amount and type of at least one virtualized network function instantiated in the virtualization infrastructure for usage in the communication network by, based on the processed control information, selecting at least one virtualized network function from the obtained data sets, instantiating the selected at least one virtualized network function.. . ... Nokia

12/10/15 / #20150358197

Systems, methods, and apparatuses for providing adaptive user notifications

Methods and apparatuses are provided for providing adaptive user notifications. A method may include detecting an event. ... Nokia

12/10/15 / #20150358038

Adaptive transmitter efficiency optimization

In one aspect there is provided a method. The method may include sampling an output of a power amplifier, wherein the sampled power amplifier output represents a modulated carrier being transmitted; processing to baseband the sampled power amplifier output; and determining one or more adjustments to the power amplifier, wherein the determined one or more power adjustments are determined based on at least one or more measurements performed on the baseband. ... Nokia

12/10/15 / #20150357862

Controlling an application parameter

An apparatus, method, and computer program product for: receiving an indication of presence of a wireless charging field, detecting a change of orientation of a device during the presence of the wireless charging field and controlling an application parameter based on the detected change.. . ... Nokia

12/10/15 / #20150357861

User indication of compatible wireless charging area

In some example embodiments, there may be provided a method, which may include detecting a presence of an object at least proximate to a first wireless power transmitter; determining whether the object is compatible with a first wireless power protocol of the first wireless power transmitter; and providing an indication representative of a location of a second wireless power transmitter, when the determining indicates the object is incompatible with the first wireless power protocol of the first wireless power transmitter. Related systems, methods, and articles of manufacture are also disclosed.. ... Nokia

12/10/15 / #20150357835

Usb energy harvesting

In some example embodiments, there may be provided a method, which may include determining, by controller circuitry, whether an energy source provides at least a threshold current; connecting, when the energy source provides at least the threshold current, the energy source to interface circuitry to enable a normal mode of operation at the user equipment; and connecting, when the energy source does not provide at least the threshold current, the energy source to the battery. Related system, methods, and articles of manufacture are also disclosed.. ... Nokia

12/10/15 / #20150356763

Method and apparatus for grouping and de-overlapping items in a user interface

An approach is provided for grouping and de-overlapping items in a user interface. A display manager determines one or more items for rendering in a user interface. ... Nokia

12/10/15 / #20150356330

Method and apparatus for battery operated radio tags

An apparatus, method and computer program are disclosed in which a radio unit (110) of a mobile station (100) is caused to periodically communicate with a radio tag (200) with a first period between subsequent communications and to perform pairing with the radio tag (200). Storing of pairing information relating to the paired radio tag (200) is caused. ... Nokia

12/10/15 / #20150355725

Input device

In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus is disclosed with: a touch surface having one or more key tops configured to identify one or more keys to a user; a key sensing circuitry configured to detect a key press of any one or more of the key tops; a network of electromagnetic touch detectors configured to continually detect touching of the touch surface; and an elastic layer between the key sensing circuitry and the key tops configured to relay pressing forces from the key tops to the key sensing circuitry.. . ... Nokia

12/03/15 / #20150351138

Intelligent bearer setup configuration control

There are provided measures for intelligent bearer setup configuration control. Such measures exemplarily comprise detection of at least one setup requirement for setup of a bearer, and selection of a termination point for a bearer between a first network element and a second network element among a plurality of available candidate termination points on the basis of the detected at least one setup requirement. ... Nokia

12/03/15 / #20150351065

Location controlled ims registration

An apparatus of a communication network system acquires (s12) location information regarding a current location of a user equipment for a register request of the user equipment requesting registration with a multimedia subsystem of the communication network system, via a home network of the user equipment in the communication network system, and continues (s14) with the requested registration with the multimedia subsystem or denies (s15) the requested registration based on a check (s13) whether or not the current location acquired via the home network is an allowed location.. . ... Nokia

12/03/15 / #20150351017

Verifying stored location data for wlan access points

An apparatus receives information on a first set of wireless local area network access points obtained in a scan at a single location, the information including at least an identifier of each access point. The same or another apparatus retrieves from a database, based on the identifiers, location data for a second set of access points, the second set of access points comprising access points of the first set of access points for which location data is available in the database. ... Nokia

12/03/15 / #20150350943

Obtaining information for radio channel modeling

An apparatus obtains information for radio channel modeling by checking at least one measurement based value of at least one set of measurement based values of a plurality of sets of measurement based values based on at least one timing measurement value, wherein each set of measurement based values originates from a respective mobile terminal in a communication network (111). The same or another apparatus may perform a radio channel modeling based on the obtained information (112).. ... Nokia

12/03/15 / #20150350901

Wireless memory device authentication

A system for wireless memory device authentication is provided, wherein a communications device receives a certified public key from a wireless memory device. The communications device validates the public key and sends a challenge to the wireless memory device. ... Nokia

12/03/15 / #20150350839

Handling packet data units

Apparatus is configured: to transmit angle-of-departure positioning messages from which a mobile device can calculate a direction to the mobile device from the apparatus; and to transmit a point of interest packet data unit for providing an emergency navigation service to a mobile device, the point of interest packet data unit comprising first data indicating a location of a first emergency point of interest and data indicating that the location relates to an emergency point of interest.. . ... Nokia

12/03/15 / #20150350835

Method and apparatus for providing an application engine based on real-time commute activity

An approach is provided for an application engine (e.g., a gaming engine) based on real-time location-based data. In one embodiment, an application engine determines one or more location-based data sources associated with at least one device. ... Nokia

12/03/15 / #20150350775

Apparatus and method for reducing sound coupling

An apparatus including a microphone; a speaker including at least one vibrating element and at least one movable section, where the at least one vibrating element is configured to at least partially move the at least one movable section to generate sound waves from the at least one movable section; and at least one vibration dampening member between the microphone and the at least one movable section, where the at least one vibration dampening member is suitably positioned in a path of vibration transmission between the at least one vibrating element and the microphone, where the at least one vibration dampening member is configured to absorb vibrations when the movable section is actuated by the at least one vibrating element.. . ... Nokia

12/03/15 / #20150350594

Methods, apparatuses and computer programs for adapting content

In one aspect of the disclosure, there is provided a method comprising causing, at least in part, actions that result in: generating, for primary content to be broadcasted for output on a primary content output device, rendering adaptation information configured for use in adapting the rendering of the primary content on a secondary content output device thereby providing an output of secondary content which is derived from the broadcasted primary content; wherein the primary content comprises at least a first media portion having a first temporal output characteristic; wherein the rendering adaptation information comprises temporal information configured for use in adjusting the rendering of the at least first media portion so as to enable generation of secondary content comprising at least a second media portion having a second temporal output characteristic that can differ from the first temporal output characteristic of the at least first media portion.. . ... Nokia

12/03/15 / #20150350530

Light field imaging

An apparatus including a first optical element, a second optical element and an image sensor. The first optical element is configured to focus light with first wavelengths on the second optical element, and the second optical element is invisible to light with second wavelengths and configured to relay an image containing lightfield information on the image sensor from light with the first wavelengths.. ... Nokia

12/03/15 / #20150350335

Method and apparatus for performing multiple forms of communications in one session

An approach is provided for performing multiple and hybrid forms of communication in the same communication session. A communication manager receives a to establish a communication session using a first form of communication, wherein the communication session supports multiple and simultaneous forms of communication. ... Nokia

12/03/15 / #20150350279

Method, apparatus, and computer program product for media selection for moving user

In an example embodiment, a method includes scanning, by an apparatus, for wireless messages associated with presence of a mobile wireless device, while the apparatus is connected to a server. The apparatus reproduces content received from the server. ... Nokia

12/03/15 / #20150350262

Causation of establishment of a location sharing group

A method comprising determining at least one separate apparatus property of a separate apparatus, determining that the separate apparatus property satisfies a location sharing group inclusion criteria, causing establishment of a location sharing group that includes the separate apparatus based, at least in part, on the determination that the separate apparatus property satisfies the location sharing group inclusion criteria, and causing communication of location information with the separate apparatus based, at least in part, on the location sharing group is disclosed.. . ... Nokia

12/03/15 / #20150350002

Handling signals

Apparatus comprises a memory configured to store a matrix of transmit data; a multi-element antenna; and a transmitter configured to transmit a signal from a multi-element antenna as part of a packet within a transmit period in a switching interval by: switching between different elements of the multi-element antenna in a sequence of transmit intervals within the transmit period; and deriving the signal for transmission in different transmit intervals from different ones of the transmit data in the matrix. Also, apparatus comprises a receiver configured to receive plural packets; and an accumulator configured, for each packet, to accumulate signals received in a switching interval of the packet. ... Nokia

12/03/15 / #20150348276

Method and apparatus for processing a video frame in a video file

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for processing a video frame in a video file, the method comprising: for each predetermined numerical value of one or more predetermined numerical values, comparing the video frame with a video frame spaced prior to the video frame by the predetermined numerical value of frames to obtain a first inter-frame difference; comparing the video frame with a video frame spaced after the video frame by the predetermined numerical value of frames to obtain a second inter-frame difference; and for each pixel of the video frame, obtaining a confidence map associating the video frame by the predetermined numerical value based on a smaller value of the first inter-frame difference and the second inter-frame difference; and determining, at least based on a value of each pixel in one or more of the confidence maps associated with a corresponding predetermined numerical value, whether the pixel belongs to a foreground.. . ... Nokia

12/03/15 / #20150348237

Method and technical equipment for image processing

The invention relates to a method and technical means for rotating an original image in an image frame by an angle to have a rotated image in said image frame, wherein said image frame comprising said rotated image having empty corners lacking image data; comparing the rotated image to the original image to identify remaining corners; adding content of the remaining corners to the empty corners of the image frame comprising said rotated image.. . ... Nokia

12/03/15 / #20150347852

Apparatus, method and computer program for determining information to be provided to a user

An apparatus, method and computer program wherein the apparatus comprises: processing circuitry; and memory circuitry including computer program code; the memory circuitry and the computer program code configured to, with the processing circuitry, cause the apparatus at least to perform; detecting user selection of a part of an image wherein the image is displayed on a display; obtaining context information; and determining information to be provided to the user based on the user selection, the displayed image and the obtained context information.. . ... Nokia

12/03/15 / #20150347824

Name bubble handling

Apparatus has at least one processor and at least one memory having computer-readable code stored therein which when executed controls the at least one processor: to determine a name relating to a face in an image; to calculate a first maximum length attribute for a name bubble for the face at a first zoom level; to select a part of the name for inclusion in the name bubble having regard to the first maximum length attribute; to calculate a second maximum length attribute for the name bubble for the face at a second zoom level, the first and second zoom levels being different and the first and second maximum length attributes being different; and to select a part of the name for inclusion in the name bubble for the face at the second zoom level having regard to the second maximum length attribute.. . ... Nokia

12/03/15 / #20150347116

Method and apparatus for socially aware applications and application stores

An approach is provided for social networking-based item installation. A social network platform receives a request from at least one device, a service, or a combination to initiate an installation of at least one item. ... Nokia

12/03/15 / #20150346961

Method, apparatus and computer program product for providing a recommendation for an application

Provided herein are a method, apparatus and computer program product for providing a recommendation for an application in response to determining that an application that was initiated was not an intended application. In particular, methods may include receiving a first input corresponding to the initiation of a first application, initiating the first application in response to receiving the first input, receiving an indication of a closure of the first application, and determining that the closure of the first application occurred meeting one or more predetermined conditions. ... Nokia

12/03/15 / #20150346900

Method and apparatus for limiting a sensing region of a capacitive sensing electrode

An apparatus includes a dielectric layer and a capacitive sensing electrode proximate a first surface of the dielectric layer. A conductive layer is proximate the first surface of the dielectric layer. ... Nokia

12/03/15 / #20150346790

Baseband pd communication over usb standard a connector

In some example embodiments, there may be provided an apparatus. The apparatus may include a first interface including a first voltage terminal and at least one data interface terminal and a second interface including a second voltage terminal and at least one configuration channel terminal, wherein the first voltage terminal is coupled to the at least one configuration channel terminal by at least a pull-up circuitry configured to cause a predetermined voltage at the at least one configuration channel terminal, and wherein the at least one configuration channel terminal is coupled to the at least one data interface terminal to enable communication between the at least one data interface terminal and the at least one configuration channel terminal. ... Nokia

11/26/15 / #an apparatus includes at least one processor and at least one memory including computer code. the at least one memory and the computer code are configured to with the at least one processor to cause the apparatus to determine at least one impulse response model pulse train from at least one audio signal, and to determine a presence of an object from the at least one impulse model pulse train.

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11/26/15 / #20150341967

Supporting an access to a destination network via a wireless access network

For supporting an access to a destination network by a mobile device via a wireless access network, the mobile device generates a predetermined request, which is addressed to a connectivity test server in the destination network. The predetermined request is transmitted to the wireless access network. ... Nokia

11/26/15 / #20150341948

Method and apparatus for uplink backhaul scheduling

A method and apparatus can be configured to receive a first scheduling request. The first scheduling request corresponds to a request for a first access point to process data. ... Nokia

11/26/15 / #20150341920

Change of rate matching modes in presence of channel state information reference signal transmission

In one aspect thereof the exemplary embodiments of this invention provide a method that includes, prior to confirmation that a network access node has correctly acquired capabilities of a user equipment, operating a user equipment with the network access node in accordance with a first rate matching mode and, only after confirmation to the user equipment that the network access node has correctly acquired capabilities of the user equipment, changing the rate matching mode to a second rate matching mode. In an embodiment the first rate matching mode comprises puncturing a downlink shared channel transmission with a set of resource elements, which may be at least one of reference symbols and muted resource elements, and the second rate matching mode comprises rate matching the downlink shared channel around those resource elements that are members of the set of resource elements. ... Nokia

11/26/15 / #20150341885

Multiple timing advance and carrier aggregation

At least one of transmissions and receptions over allocated radio resources within a first timing advance group are synchronized using a first timer; and similar for allocated radio resources within a second timing advance group that are synchronized using a second timer. In response to determining that the first timer remains synchronized while the second timer is not synchronized with a radio network which has allocated the respective radio resources, a first procedure is followed for the case in which there is a primary component carrier within the second timing advance group and a different second procedure for the case in which there is no primary component carrier within the second timing advance group. ... Nokia

11/26/15 / #20150341804

Handling calibration data

Apparatus comprises: a multi-element antenna; and a transmitter configured to broadcasting multiple packets from the multi-element antenna, wherein each packet comprising: a positioning part; and a calibration data part, wherein the calibration data part of a packet comprises: a portion of calibration data; and data indicating a location of the portion of calibration data in a set of calibration data. The transmitter is configured: to switch between different elements of the multi-element antenna in a sequence when broadcasting the positioning part of the packet; and to transmit all of the calibration data part of the packet without switching between different elements of the multi-element antenna.. ... Nokia

11/26/15 / #20150341775

Discovery in a communication system

Discovery of devices in a network of devices includes assigning resources for the discovery, and providing accordingly at least two discovery patterns of transmission and reception phases for the devices in the network for communication of information between the devices. A device can transmit or receive information in accordance with a dedicated discovery pattern of transmission and reception phases allocated from a set of different discovery patterns.. ... Nokia

11/26/15 / #20150341773

Methods and apparatuses for efficient signaling in a system supporting d2d over the air discovery

Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for efficient signaling in a system supporting d2d over the air discovery are provided. One method may include receiving at a user equipment an indication of screening policies and related parameters for beacon signals received from other devices. ... Nokia

11/26/15 / #20150341503

Solution to enforce time and usage threshold for monitoring

Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for enforcing time and usage limits are provided. One method includes allocating a usage allowance and time allowance for a group subscription to a network, and receiving a notification when a minimum threshold is reached for either the usage allowance or the time allowance within a certain duration. ... Nokia

11/26/15 / #20150341478

Seamless front cover for an electronic device

In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus comprises a flexible cover formed from a transparent flexible material and comprising a front surface, side surfaces, and a rear surface. The front surface comprises a keypad region and a display region, and the side surfaces encompass the periphery of the front surface. ... Nokia

11/26/15 / #20150341450

Device selection

A technique for wireless communication is provided. According to an example embodiment, the technique comprises transmitting, from an apparatus for wireless communication, one or more outbound messages that comprise information regarding the apparatus, receiving, in the apparatus, one or more inbound messages addressing the apparatus, the one or more inbound messages comprising information facilitating connection establishment between the apparatus and a source of said one or more inbound messages, and determining, in the apparatus, whether said one or more inbound messages indicate said source to be in close proximity and accepting a connection request from said source in response to determining the source to be in close proximity.. ... Nokia

11/26/15 / #20150341169

Discovery and secure transfer of user interest data

A method for establishing an encrypted communication channel is described. Query ids are generated at a first device. ... Nokia

11/26/15 / #20150341141

Error correction coding scheme on a frequency band comprising sub-bands

Improved adaptation to a frequency band comprising sub-bands is provided by receiving a coding rate of an error correction coding scheme for encoding modulation symbols to be transmitted on sub-bands of a frequency band in radio communications, determining relative radio channel qualities of the sub-bands of the frequency band, and allocating transmission power between the sub-bands at least on the basis of the relative radio channel qualities of the sub-bands and the received coding rate.. . ... Nokia

11/26/15 / #20150341074

An apparatus comprising: an antenna and at least one user actuated switch, a method, and a computer program

An apparatus (2) comprising: an antenna (4); at least one user actuated switch (6) configured, only when enabled, to be user-actuated to provide user input to the apparatus (2); and circuitry (10) configured to detect an antenna interference condition and configured to control enablement and disablement of the user actuated switch (6), in response to detected antenna interference condition (12).. . ... Nokia

11/26/15 / #20150340902

Combined charger connector, charger cable decoration, and spurious emission common-mode filtering coil

Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for a filtering coil. In some example embodiments, there may be provided an apparatus. ... Nokia

11/26/15 / #20150340756

Apparatus having a conductive housing and an antenna with tunable resonance

An apparatus and a portable electronic device are provided to facilitate tuning of the resonance of an antenna at least partially disposed within a conductive housing. As such, an apparatus is provided that includes a conductive housing having a first conductive portion. ... Nokia

11/26/15 / #20150339824

Method, apparatus and computer program product for depth estimation

In an example embodiment, a method, apparatus and computer program product are provided. The method includes computing a first cost volume for a light-field image. ... Nokia

11/26/15 / #20150339541

Point cloud matching method

A method comprising: providing a first three-dimensional (3d) point cloud obtained according to a first sensing technique, a second 3d point cloud obtained according to a second sensing technique and a first radius of a sphere covering a real object underlying the second first 3d point cloud and a second radius of a sphere covering a real object underlying the second 3d point cloud; defining scales of the first 3d point cloud and the second 3d point cloud based on said first radius and second radius; searching statistically substantially similar candidate regions between the first 3d point cloud and the second 3d point cloud using an ensemble shape function (esf); aligning the statistically substantially similar candidate regions between the first 3d point cloud and the second 3d point cloud at least in vertical direction; and ranking the aligned candidate regions between the 3d point clouds based on their structural similarity. . ... Nokia

11/26/15 / #20150339466

Unlocking an apparatus

An apparatus, method, and computer program product for: receiving a user input comprising an unlock sequence; comparing the user input to a predefined unlock sequence comprising a static part and a dynamic part; in response to determining that a first part of the user input complies with the static part of the predefined unlock sequence, performing an unlock operation; and in response to determining that a second part of the user input complies with the dynamic part of the predefined unlock sequence, performing an action based on the second part of the user input.. . ... Nokia

11/26/15 / #20150339371

Method and apparatus for classifying significant places into place categories

An approach is provided for classifying significant places (stay points) into place categories. A classification platform determines user contextual information associated with at least one significant place. ... Nokia

11/26/15 / #20150339259

Access control for wireless memory

The specification and drawings present a new apparatus and method for access control for wireless memory. A memory controller communicating with a plurality of interfaces (at least one interface comprising a radio component for wirelessly communicating with a plurality of ue) can dynamically manage an access control to the memory by the ue and/or other users through any of the interfaces based on the preconfigured rules taking into consideration the identity of the least one interface and/or the determined directionality of the ue relative to the radio component.. ... Nokia

11/26/15 / #20150339028

Responding to user input gestures

Apparatus comprises at least one processor, and at least one memory, having computer-readable code stored thereon, the at least one memory and the computer program code being configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to disable touch-sensitivity of a first touch-sensitive region, to enable touch-sensitivity of a second touch-sensitive region, and to be responsive to receipt, while the touch-sensitivity of the first touch-sensitive region is disabled, of a user input gesture, at least part of which is in respect of the second touch-sensitive region, to cause a graphical user interface to be displayed on a display panel, wherein the first and second touch-sensitive regions are configured to detect at least one type of touch input gesture and are configured such that the touch-sensitivities of the first and second touch sensitive regions are independently controllable.. . ... Nokia

11/26/15 / #20150338944

Apparatus and method wherein the apparatus comprises a flexible display and a flexible touch sensitive module

An apparatus and method wherein the apparatus comprises; a flexible display; a flexible touch sensitive module; and a first flexible coating overlaying the flexible display and a second flexible coating overlaying the touch sensitive module; wherein at least a portion of the touch sensitive module is mounted on the first flexible coating.. . ... Nokia

11/26/15 / #20150338651

Multimodal interation with near-to-eye display

The invention relates to a method, comprising tracking the gaze of an eye of a user by a first camera, wherein a position of the gaze determines a place for the cursor on the screen of a near-to-eye display (ned), wherein the movement of the gaze is configured to move the cursor on the screen and when the movement of the gaze is detected to be still or moving only slightly; observing a gesture of one hand of the user by a second camera, and executing a further operation if at least one gesture of the hand is detected. The invention further relates to an apparatus and a computer program product configured to perform the method.. ... Nokia

11/26/15 / #20150338502

Determining a position of a terminal

It is disclosed an apparatus, a method and a computer program for determining a position of a terminal. It is checked if an intersection of all areas of a set of areas that are associated with one or more communication nodes and represent and/or limit possible positions of a terminal is potentially non-empty. ... Nokia

11/26/15 / #20150338496

Positioning

An exemplary method includes: obtaining i and q complex signal parameters of signals received from a mobile tag at each of at least three antenna elements forming part of a positioning device; extracting an identifier modulated onto the signals received from the mobile tag; and transmitting the i and q complex signal parameters and the identifier to allow a position calculating device to calculate a bearing of the mobile tag from the positioning device, wherein transmitting the i and q complex signal parameters and the identifier comprises the positioning device wirelessly broadcasting the i and q complex signal parameters and the identifier. An exemplary apparatus and computer readable medium configured to perform the method are also disclosed.. ... Nokia

11/19/15 / #an apparatus comprising:

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11/19/15 / #20150334754

Method and network element for controlling ue's state transition in proximity wireless communication

Disclosed are methods and apparatus for controlling state transition of a user equipment ue in proximity wireless communication. A method can comprise: learning about an associated agent's context of a connected ue and said ue's capability; deciding to put the connected ue into virtual associated state; sending to said ue a message with indication of putting said ue into said virtual associated state as well as the ue's context; and maintaining said associated agent's context of the ue.. ... Nokia

11/19/15 / #20150334751

Network discovery in wireless network

Methods, apparatuses, and computer programs are presented for operation during a network discovery process of a scanning device attempting to detect presence of wireless networks. During the network discovery process, the scanning device itself may transmit scanning messages by using duplicate transmission in which multiple scanning messages are transmitted simultaneously on different channels. ... Nokia

11/19/15 / #20150334645

Tracing inter-rat events

It is provided an apparatus, comprising selecting means adapted to select one set of parameters/values out of a first set of parameters/values and a second set of parameters/values received in an activation message related to a trace session of a subscriber or a terminal, wherein the selected set of parameters/values corresponds to the trace session in a first domain of the apparatus and the other set of parameters/values corresponds to the trace session in a second domain different from the first domain; providing means adapted to provide the selected set of parameters/values and an identifier to a tracing device for performing the trace session in the first domain, wherein the identifier is received in the activation message and related to the trace session.. . ... Nokia

11/19/15 / #20150334619

Method and apparatus for providing cell re-selection

An approach is provided for cell re-selection. A notification message is generated to indicate initiation of a coverage area re-selection procedure to operate in a new coverage area from a current coverage area. ... Nokia

11/19/15 / #20150334609

Improving handover time

Example implementations relate to devices, methods, and computer program products of communication networks in relation to, e.g., involved in initial access from an idle status, connection reestablishment, handover, or synchronization. A terminal apparatus may include: a control module configured to detect receipt of a group information indicative of a group of at least two network apparatuses, the group information being descriptive for a certain configuration of communication parameters enabling the terminal apparatus to communicate with anyone of the network apparatuses of the respective group, and request connecting to at least one of the network apparatuses of the group by use of the certain configuration.. ... Nokia

11/19/15 / #20150334596

Network-side buffer management

Various communication systems may benefit from buffer management. For example, systems employing a packet data convergence protocol may be enhanced with network-side buffer management that is configured to manipulate transmission control protocol packet senders. ... Nokia

11/19/15 / #20150334580

Methods, apparatus and computer programs for obtaining data

A system comprising: at least one sensor and at least one control apparatus wherein; the sensor 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 at least to perform;compressing a sensor data signal using a sampling basis to obtain a compressed data signal; and in response to a first feedback signal changing a sampling basis used to obtain the compressed data signal; and wherein the control 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 at least to perform; receiving the data signal from the at least one sensor;determining a quality of the received data signal; and if the quality of the received data signal is within a first threshold providing a feedback signal to control the sampling basis of the sensor.. . ... Nokia

11/19/15 / #20150334517

Method, apparatus, and computer program product for management of connected devices, such as in a wireless docking environment

Method, apparatus, and computer program product embodiments enable a wireless dockee device to analyze capability-related information characterizing one or more wireless and/or wired peripheral devices and planned use-related information, and perform an action based on the planned use-related information. A wireless docking center device manages the peripheral devices on behalf of the wireless dockee device. ... Nokia

11/19/15 / #20150334318

A method and apparatus for de-noising data from a distance sensing camera

It is inter alia disclosed to determine a phase difference between a light signal transmitted by a time of flight camera system and a reflected light signal received by at least one pixel sensor of an array of pixel sensors in an image sensor of the time of flight camera system, wherein the reflected light signal received by the at least one pixel sensor is reflected from an object illuminated by the transmitted light signal (301); determine an amplitude of the reflected light signal received by the at least one pixel sensor (301); combine the amplitude and phase difference for the at least one pixel sensor into a combined signal parameter for the at least one pixel sensor (307); and de-noise the combined signal parameter for the at least one pixel sensor by filtering with a filter the combined parameter for the at least one pixel sensor (309).. . ... Nokia

11/19/15 / #20150334224

Method and apparatus for sensing flexing of a device

A method, apparatus and computer program for receiving first orientation signals indicative of orientation of a first portion of a body of an apparatus, which body is capable of being flexed during use of the apparatus at least by any of: bending; and twisting; the body having the first portion and a second portion that move with respect to each other when the body is being flexed; receiving second orientation signals indicative of orientation of the second portion of a body of an apparatus; and determining motion of at least one of the first portion and second portion based on the first orientation signals and the second orientation signals.. . ... Nokia

11/19/15 / #20150334106

Method and apparatus for access credential provisioning

A method and apparatus are provided for access credential provisioning. A method may include receiving, at a first mobile apparatus, information about a second mobile apparatus. ... Nokia

11/19/15 / #20150334015

Method and apparatus for handling messages

In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus, comprising a receiver configured to receive a data packet, at least one processing core configured to determine, based on contents of the data packet, a new destination address for the packet, wherein the received data packet does not comprise the new destination address in a header field, the at least one processing core being configured to insert the new destination address into a destination address header field of the data packet, and a transmitter configured to cause the data packet to be transmitted after the new destination address has been inserted. In some embodiments, the new destination address is determined on the basis of a compression context used to compress the data packet.. ... Nokia

11/19/15 / #20150333820

Synchronized multichannel data

An apparatus including a wireless configuration interface system configured to assist in establishing a wireless short range communication connection of the apparatus with at least one device; and a wireless short range communication system which, after the wireless communication connection has been established with the at least one device, is configured to separately transmit to each of the at least one device at least one channel of multichannel media for either at least two of the devices to each play a different one of the channels of the multichannel media, or at least two of the apparatus and the at least one device to each play a different one of the channels of the multichannel media.. . ... Nokia

11/19/15 / #20150333772

Method and apparatus for selective error correction coding

A system including a wireless device configured to apply selective error correction coding to data content to produce first data and second data, wherein the first and the second data being error correction coded differently; maintain the first data and the second data in a non-volatile memory of the wireless device; receive an electromagnetic signal for powering the wireless device; and transmit the first data and the second data over a short-range wireless link. The system further includes an apparatus configured to transmit an electromagnetic signal for powering the wireless device; receive first and second data over a short-range wireless link, wherein the first data and the second data being error correction coded differently; and apply selective error correction decoding to the first data and the second data to produce data content.. ... Nokia

11/19/15 / #20150332867

Supercapacitor having a circuit board defining an electrolyte chamber

An apparatus, the apparatus including first and second circuit boards, and an electrolyte, the first and second circuit boards each including a capacitive element, wherein the apparatus is configured such that a chamber is defined between the first and second circuit boards with the capacitive elements contained therein and facing one another, the chamber including the electrolyte, and wherein the apparatus is configured to store electrical charge when a potential difference is applied between the capacitive elements.. . ... Nokia

11/19/15 / #20150332677

Audio codec mode selector

There is inter alia a method comprising: receiving a request to change the coding rate of a multimode audio codec; determining that the request corresponds to a coding rate of another mode of operation of the multimode audio codec; determining a frame of an input audio signal of the multimode audio codec to be an active region of the audio signal; maintaining a current operating mode of the multimode audio codec; and reducing the coding rate of the multimode audio codec to a coding rate lower than the requested coding rate.. . ... Nokia

11/19/15 / #20150332472

Method, apparatus and computer program product for disparity estimation in images

In an example embodiment, a method, apparatus and computer program product are provided. The method includes facilitating receipt of an image of a scene and determining a graph based on connecting nodes of the image. ... Nokia

11/19/15 / #20150332107

An apparatus and associated methods

An apparatus, the apparatus 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 at least one processor, to cause the apparatus to perform at least the following: during a detected interaction with a graphical user interface element, provide a highlight associated with the graphical user interface element, the size of the highlight dependent upon the size of the graphical user interface element prior to the detected interaction.. . ... Nokia

11/19/15 / #20150332034

Spatial audio apparatus

An apparatus comprising: an input configured to receive at least one of: at least two audio signals from at least two microphones; and a network setup message; an analyser configured to authenticate at least one user from the input; a determiner configured to determine the position of the at least one user from the input; and an actuator configured to perform an action based on the authentication of the at least one user and/or the position of the at least one user.. . ... Nokia

11/19/15 / #20150331652

Method and apparatus for creating a multi-device media presentation

An approach is provided for multi-device media presentation. One or more neighboring devices are detected based, at least in part, on a request to present one or more media files at at least one device. ... Nokia

11/19/15 / #20150331606

An apparatus for text entry and associated methods

An apparatus 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 at least one processor, to cause the apparatus to perform at least the following: based on an entered text string, enable selection of at least a part of a presented full text string as an adaptation for the entered text string by a user interaction with the presented full text string itself, the presented full text string being presented to the user prior to initiation of entry of the entered text string.. . ... Nokia

11/19/15 / #20150331300

An apparatus comprising flash light circuitry

An apparatus including flash light circuitry configured to emit a flash of light; an optically transparent window, overlying the flash light circuitry, configured to transmit externally an emitted flash of light from the flash light circuitry; and at least one filter configured to reduce total internal reflection of the flash of light within the optically transparent window.. . ... Nokia

11/19/15 / #20150331081

An apparatus and method to provide a user with an indication of a direction to a particular destination

An apparatus configured to receive, from a remote apparatus (master navigator), a bearing signal indicating the directional offset of a destination with respect to a directional reference, and use the bearing signal to indicate, on a portable apparatus (direction resolver), the heading of the destination with respect to a directional reference of the portable apparatus. Also discussed are a method, computer program code, and a bearing signal.. ... Nokia

11/12/15 / #20150327299

Transmitting content to devices

Content service(s) to device(s) is provided. Availability of broadcast transmission of said content is determined after an indication is signaled that a dedicated unicast radio bearer is needed/is not needed for reception of said. ... Nokia

11/12/15 / #20150327283

Antenna selection for coordinated multipoint uplink reception

There are provided measures for antenna selection for coordinated multipoint uplink reception. Such measures exemplarily include determining, for each antenna of a plurality of antennas, a quality of reception on a physical uplink control channel, and selecting, from said plurality of antennas, based on said determining, a set of a predetermined number of antennas to be used for reception on a physical uplink shared channel.. ... Nokia

11/12/15 / #20150327245

Contention based transmission and collision avoidance

Communication systems may benefit from a control channel for contention based transmission and collision avoidance. For example, communication systems of the third generation partnership project (3gpp) long term evolution (lte) and lte-advanced may use such control channels for contention based transmission. ... Nokia

11/12/15 / #20150327244

Method and apparatus for transmitting a reference signal in a communication system

A method for reference signal transmission is disclosed, wherein a demodulation reference signal dmrs and a sounding reference signal srs is transmitted in a same time domain resource from a user terminal to an lte base station. A single reference signal sequence is used both for demodulation and detection of a data channel, and for channel sounding, such that a reference signal sequence part used for the demodulation and detection of the data channel is in a power offset compared to a reference signal sequence part used for the channel sounding. ... Nokia

11/12/15 / #20150327241

Device-to-device communication

There is provided an improved solution for performing beacon broadcasting in a device-to-device communication network. The solution comprises selecting, by a node capable of entering a device-to-device communication network, a channel for broadcasting wherein the selection is based on at least one of the following: the characteristics of the node and the state of the node; and causing a broadcast of information related to at least part of the properties of the node on the selected channel.. ... Nokia

11/12/15 / #20150327197

Method and apparatuses for adjusting time, computer-readable storage media and a computer program product

The embodiments of the present invention provide a method and apparatus for adjusting time, a computer-readable storage media and a computer program product. In an embodiment of the present invention, the method can comprise determining a time adjustment amount based on at least a history frame number for a cell, a history timestamp corresponding to the history frame number, a current frame number for the cell, and a current timestamp corresponding to the current frame number; and adjusting time on the mobile device based on the time adjustment amount. ... Nokia

11/12/15 / #20150327153

Non-conflicting traffic control with different types of network selection information

There are provided measures for non-conflicting traffic control with different types of network selection information. Such measures exemplarily comprise performing traffic control based on a combination of (e.g. ... Nokia

11/12/15 / #20150327144

Method and apparatus for cell reselection

Various embodiments of the present invention provide a method for cell reselection, comprising: receiving, at a user equipment, system information from a network node that is shared by two or more operator networks, wherein the system information comprises first information associated with at least one operator network related to one or more neighboring cells for the user equipment; determining whether there is an operator network accessible to the user equipment in the at least one operator network, based at least in part on the first information; and performing a cell re-selection procedure only when one or more accessible operator networks are determined.. . ... Nokia

11/12/15 / #20150327063

Device to machine communications

Methods and apparatuses for providing services for a mobile device with access to a cellular system are disclosed. In accordance with a method a mobile device sends to a cellular system a request for a service by a machine type device. ... Nokia

11/12/15 / #20150327047

Proximity service in communications

Two physical layer user terminal capability alternatives are introduced for device-to-device discovery for fdd mode terminals: a full discovery physical layer capability, and a partial discovery physical layer capability. The full discovery physical layer capability corresponds to an alternative where a discovery-capable user terminal has a capability to perform both discovery_scan (on an uplink band) and discovery_tx (on a downlink band) operations. ... Nokia

11/12/15 / #20150327009

Method and device for position determination

A method and device for position determination, in which one or more application requests a positioning method selection device for positioning data. The positioning method selection device provides an application with positioning data using one or more positioning method in accordance with settings defined by the application and/or the user. ... Nokia

11/12/15 / #20150326864

Method and technical equipment for video encoding and decoding

The application relates to a method and technical equipment for decoding a coding unit being coded with palette mode, comprising decoding an indication of presence of escape coding within the coding unit; determining the size of the palette based on said indication of presence of escape coding; determining which palette index indicates escape coding for a sample; comparing a decoded palette index to said palette index indicating escape coding and in the case the indexes match, decoding sample value information; and assigning the decoded sample value for a sample within said coding unit. In addition, the application relates to a method and technical equipment for encoding.. ... Nokia

11/12/15 / #20150326793

Zoom input and camera information

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.. . ... Nokia

11/12/15 / #20150326773

Method and apparatus for external control of mobile device

A method and apparatus (100) are disclosed for wirelessly communicating by a proximity communication circuitry comprising an antenna with a proximate device (200) according to a proximity communication protocol. The proximity circuitry is disabled when not needed. ... Nokia

11/12/15 / #20150326689

Method and apparatus for distributing collaborative content

An example approach for enabling content to be distributed based on user and device related execution criteria is described. A collaboration platform determines one or more execution criteria for at least one device based, at least in part, on presence information, capability information, characteristic information, or a combination thereof of at least one other device within proximity of the at least one device. ... Nokia

11/12/15 / #20150326688

Method and apparatus for providing segment-based recommendations

An approach is provided for determining user profiles with respect to content items based on segments of the content items. In an example embodiment, a segment-based user profile platform determines rating information associated with one or more segments of one or more content items corresponding to at least one user, wherein the one or more segments are discrete portions of the one or more content items. ... Nokia

11/12/15 / #20150326523

Method and apparatus for augmented social networking messaging

An approach is provided for augmented social networking messaging. A message is generated for posting to a social networking service. ... Nokia

11/12/15 / #20150326483

Transmission of delay tolerant data

Transmission of delay tolerant data. An apparatus includes a processor configured to classify data, on the basis of its delay requirement, into delay tolerant data and into delay critical data, and to control transmission of the delay tolerant data with a transmitter in such a manner that the transmission of the delay tolerant data is timed to coincide with transmission of the delay critical data.. ... Nokia

11/12/15 / #20150326482

Transmission of delay tolerant data

Transmission of delay tolerant data. An apparatus includes a processor configured to classify data, on the basis of its delay requirement, into delay tolerant data and into delay critical data, and to control transmission of the delay tolerant data with a transmitter in such a manner that the transmission of the delay tolerant data is timed to coincide with transmission of the delay critical data.. ... Nokia

11/12/15 / #20150326372

Reducing interference for shared spectrum

Methods and systems are described herein to reduce interference of communication systems and other wireless technologies, such as a radar system, in a radio frequency band. Embodiments include a shared spectrum access database and shared access controllers. ... Nokia

11/12/15 / #20150326332

System and method to dynamically redistribute timing and synchronization in a packet switched network

Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for dynamically redistributing timing and synchronization in a packet switched network are provided. One method includes creating, by a slave node, a peer list comprising an identifier of at least one peer slave node that shares a same master node as the slave node or that has a certain predefined affinity with the slave node. ... Nokia

11/12/15 / #20150326285

Low effort massive mimo antenna arrays and their use

An apparatus includes a number of first rf chains configured to be able to be coupled to a plurality of first antennas from an antenna array and a number of second rf chains configured to be able to be coupled to a plurality of second antennas from the antenna array. The first and second antennas are different. ... Nokia

11/12/15 / #20150325040

Method, apparatus and computer program product for image rendering

In accordance with an example embodiment a method, apparatus and computer program product are provided. The method comprises receiving a request for inclusion of a first object in a scene comprising one or more second objects. ... Nokia

11/12/15 / #20150324704

Method and apparatus for participatory sensing data collection

Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method and apparatus for participating in sensing data collection. The method comprises: for each of multiple user equipments, calculating probabilities that the user equipment is located in respective subareas of a predetermined area at a predetermined time by using historical movement information of the user equipment; determining types of sensing data to be collected when the user equipment is located in the respective subareas, based on capability information of the user equipment for collecting sensing data; and obtaining a utility value of the user equipment associated with sensing data collection within the predetermined area, based on the probabilities calculated for the respective subareas and the determined types of sensing data. ... Nokia

11/12/15 / #20150324342

Method and apparatus for enriching social media to improve personalized user experience

A method and apparatus for enriching social media to improve personalized user experience are provide, the method comprising: receiving highlights and/or annotations in at least one electronic document made by at least one user; extracting keywords from the respective at least one electronic document with the highlights and/or annotations as tags of the respective at least one electronic document; and using the keywords as tags of the respective at least one electronic document to provide personalized contents from the at least one electronic document to a user. Thus, by having high quality/relevant tags from a plurality of users for a given document, we may better profile the document. ... Nokia

11/12/15 / #20150324320

Serial protocol over data interface

It is inter alia disclosed to determine a type of a second apparatus being connected to a data interface of the first apparatus based on a state of an identification pin of the data interface, the data interface further comprising at least one data pin, wherein the type of the second apparatus relates to a communication via the at least one data pin, to check whether the second apparatus is configured to perform a further communication via the identification pin, and if said checking yields a positive result, to enable the further communication via the identification pin.. . ... Nokia

11/12/15 / #20150323338

Historical navigation movement indication

A method comprising determining a user apparatus location of a user apparatus, determining historical navigation movement data based, at least in part, on the user apparatus location, the historical navigation movement data comprising at least one historical navigation route, and causing display of a historical navigation movement indication that indicates a direction from the user apparatus location, the direction being indicative of, at least a portion of, the historical navigation movement data is disclosed.. . ... Nokia

11/05/15 / #20150319723

Controlled synchronization group selection

Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for synchronization in a network are provided. One method includes configuring a first node for joining a first timings synchronization group with a second node on a lowest stratum, receiving at least one synchronization signal comprising information on at least an identity of the second node, and synchronizing the first node to the first synchronization group based on the synchronization signal.. ... Nokia

11/05/15 / #20150319719

Apparatus and method for wcdma rach optimization

According to an example embodiment of this application, a method may include transmitting at least one preamble with a predetermined power level to a network element; determining whether to retransmit the at least one preamble to the network element; if it is determined to retransmit, retransmitting the at least one preamble with a ramped down power level; and transmitting a message to the network element based on at least one of the predetermined power level and the ramped down power level.. . ... Nokia

11/05/15 / #20150319693

Power saving in wlan stations using data accumulation at an access point

There is provided, for example, a method, comprising: transmitting, by a wireless device, a data accumulation request to an access node of a wireless network, wherein the data accumulation request comprises at least one downlink accumulation rule for accumulating downlink data; receiving a message from the access node, wherein the message indicates that there is downlink data in the access node for the wireless device; and triggering a service period for receiving the downlink data from the access node upon determining, on the basis of the received message, that the downlink data satisfies the at least one downlink accumulation rule.. . ... Nokia

11/05/15 / #20150319667

Efficient measurement reporting by a user equipment (ue)

A method, apparatus and software related product (e.g., a computer readable memory) for efficient measurement reporting by ues to provide, for example, lower ue power consumption, efficient use of network resources, small cell ottloading, etc., in wireless networks such as lte/lte-a systems that can be also applied in inter-system cases such as a mix of utran and e-utran as one non-limiting example is presented. The ue performs measurements and event evaluation as in conventional lte/lte-a systems, but for certain cells/carriers an event triggered measurement report, which conventionally would be transmitted when time-to-trigger (ttt) expires (see details e.g. ... Nokia

11/05/15 / #20150319655

Handling of different types of thresholds in measurement reporting

Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for handling different types of triggering quantities for a measurement reporting event such that user equipment behavior is predictable. Related apparatus, systems, methods, and articles are also described.. ... Nokia

11/05/15 / #20150319652

Methods and apparatus for differencitating security configurations in a radio local area network

Methods and apparatus are provided for differentiating security configurations in a radio local area network. A method can comprises: at a base station, sending a handover request to a local access point for initiating a handover of a user equipment from the base station to the local access point, the handover request comprising an indication of a scheme of security configuration to be used for protecting a communication between the base station and the user equipment. ... Nokia

11/05/15 / #20150319647

Method and apparatus for data flow management

In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus, comprising a memory configured to store a flow management policy, at least one processing core configured to evaluate the flow management policy, while the apparatus is attached to a first radio access technology, to determine a priority order between at least a second and a third radio access technology with respect to at least one first flow active between the apparatus and the first radio access technology, the at least one processing core being further configured to cause at least one of the at least one first flow to be transferred to the third radio access technology responsive to a determination that for the at least one first flow, the third radio access technology is preferable to the second radio access technology, wherein at least one second flow active between the apparatus and the first radio access technology is not caused to be transferred.. . ... Nokia

11/05/15 / #20150319624

Algorithm for physical cell identifier allocation

Methods, apparatus, and computer programs automatically allocating physical layer cell identifiers. A modulo 3 grouping and a modulo 30 grouping are provided for physical layer cell identifiers in a cellular communication system. ... Nokia

11/05/15 / #20150319621

Method, apparatus and computer program product for allocation of a shared resource

A method including receiving information at a first network node operating with a shared resource; wherein said first network node is enabled to receive said information from one or at least two network nodes; wherein said information includes information enabling said first network node to determine that use of at least a part of said shared resource is one of permitted at said first network node; to be continued at said first network node; to be discontinued at said first network node.. . ... Nokia

11/05/15 / #20150319611

Allocation of physical cell identification

A method includes generating, by a network element, a radio map of a single-frequency network having multiple cells. The radio map represents power levels of radio signals at several locations in the network. ... Nokia

11/05/15 / #20150319579

Handling positioning messages

Apparatus (30) is configured: to transmit angle-of-departure positioning messages from which a mobile device (11) can calculate a direction to the mobile device from the apparatus (30); and to transmit a point of interest packet data unit for providing a point of interest service to a mobile device (11), the first point of interest packet data unit comprising first data indicating a first range from a first point of interest.. . ... Nokia

11/05/15 / #20150319530

Spatial audio apparatus

An apparatus comprising: an input configured to receive at least one audio signal from a further apparatus; an input configured to receive at least one audio signal associated with the apparatus; an orientation/location determiner configured to determine a relative orientation/location difference between the apparatus and the further apparatus; an audio processor configured to process the at least one audio signal from the further apparatus based on the relative orientation/location difference between the apparatus and the further apparatus; and a combiner configured to combine the at least one audio signal from the further apparatus having been processed and the at least one audio signal associated with the apparatus.. . ... Nokia

11/05/15 / #20150319366

Method, apparatus, and computer program product for captuing image data

A method comprises causing a user interface to provide an output directly or indirectly specifying at least one object, analyzing substantially real-time data from a camera to determine if the at least one object is located in the field of view of the camera, and, in response to determining that the at least one object is located in the field of view of the camera, causing an indication that the object has been located to be provided through the user interface.. . ... Nokia

11/05/15 / #20150319349

A module for plenoptic camera system

An apparatus including a substrate; a plurality of first image sensels supported by the substrate and arranged in rows and columns, wherein the substrate includes one or more apertures.. . ... Nokia

11/05/15 / #20150317981

Orientation based microphone selection apparatus

An apparatus comprising: an input configured to receive from at least two microphones at least two audio signals; at least two processor instances configured to generate separate output audio signal tracks from the at least two signals from the at least two microphones; a file processor configured to link the at least two output audio signal tracks within a file structure.. . ... Nokia

11/05/15 / #20150317649

Method and apparatus for providing passphrase enabled point of interest

An approach is provided for determining a request from a user to access data associated with at least one point of interest (501). Then, the point of interest platform causes a presentation of at least one prompt for the user to provide information related to one or more brands associated with the at least one point of interest (503). ... Nokia

11/05/15 / #20150317345

Multiple fields parallel query method and corresponding storage organization

It is provided a method, comprising associating value ranges to each of a predefined number of fields, wherein the value ranges for each of the fields are continuous; associating, for each of the fields, bijectively rowkey field values to the value ranges of the respective field, wherein the rowkey field values for each of the fields are continuous; generating rowkeys, wherein each rowkey comprises one of the rowkey field values for each of the fields, and wherein a rowkey is generated for each of the corresponding combinations of the rowkey field values; wherein the associating of the rowkey field values is further adapted to associate the rowkey field values such that for each of the fields and for each of the rowkeys: a first rowkey field value for the respective field of the respective rowkey is neighbored to a second rowkey field value for the respective field of a second rowkey of the rowkeys, and a first value range of the respective field of the respective rowkey is continuous with a second value range of the respective field of the second rowkey, wherein the rowkey field values of the respective field comprise the first and second rowkey field values, and the value ranges of the respective field comprise the first and second value ranges.. . ... Nokia

11/05/15 / #20150317144

Method and apparatus for developing socially suitable applications and devices

An approach is presented for making the use of a mobile device more socially suitable. Remote control application programming interfaces and installation packages are specified to developers for designing applications that can be controlled via a main device (e.g., a mobile phone) and one or more accessory devices (e.g., a watch). ... Nokia

11/05/15 / #20150316640

Method and apparatus for associating audio objects with content and geo-location

An approach is provided for efficiently capturing, processing, presenting, and/or associating audio objects with content items and geo-locations. A processing platform may determine a viewpoint of a viewer of at least one content item associated with a geo-location. ... Nokia

10/29/15 / #20150312900

Providing improved scheduling request signaling with ack/nack or cqi

In accordance with the exemplary embodiments of the invention there is a method, executable computer program, and apparatus for determining that an acknowledgment is to be sent, and for the case where there is also a scheduling request to be sent, combining the acknowledgment with the scheduling request on a scheduling resource, else placing the acknowledgment in another resource. In accordance with another exemplary embodiment of the invention there is a method, executable computer program, and apparatus for receiving information on a scheduling resource, and determining that the information received on the scheduling resource includes an acknowledgment. ... Nokia

10/29/15 / #20150312892

Methods for device-to-device connection re-establishment and related user equipments and radio access node

Methods for d2d connection re-establishment and related user equipments and radio access node are disclosed, wherein the d2d connection is established between a first user equipment and a second user equipment under the control of a radio access node. In one embodiment, the method comprises: receiving, by the first user equipments, a first message from the second user equipments, the first message comprising a first credential which is calculated by the second user equipment; verifying the first credential by the first user equipment; and sending a second message indicating acknowledgement of the d2d connection re-establishment from the first user equipment to the second user equipment upon successful verification of the first credential.. ... Nokia

10/29/15 / #20150312876

Monitoring a quality of a terrestrial radio based positioning system

An apparatus generates at least one request for determination of a location of a mobile device based on information on terrestrial radio signals determined by the mobile device and based on stored positioning data. The stored positioning data is based on information on terrestrial radio signals provided by at least one mobile device. ... Nokia

10/29/15 / #20150312863

Method and apparatus for power saving scheme in a location sensor

An approach is provided for providing efficient power saving schemes for a device and any associated sensors thereon while allowing for various levels of functionalities. A device determines a distance from a location of a device on a route to a checkpoint location on the route based, at least in part, on mapping data associated with the route. ... Nokia

10/29/15 / #20150312858

Method and apparatus for generating a bluetooth low energy data packet comprising audio payload data

An apparatus 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 to, with the at least one processor, enable the apparatus at least to generate a bluetooth™ low energy data packet comprising audio payload data.. . ... Nokia

10/29/15 / #20150312790

User equipment carrier activation

In one exemplary embodiment of the invention, a method includes: measuring at least one characteristic of a secondary component carrier to obtain a measurement result, where measuring is performed by an apparatus while the apparatus is in communication with a network via a primary component carrier with a network access node; and in response to the measurement result of the at least one characteristic being below a threshold, and further in response to receiving from the network access node an activation command for the secondary component carrier, considering the secondary component carrier as being undetectable.. . ... Nokia

10/29/15 / #20150312744

Controlled discovery

The invention relates to methods, apparatuses, systems and computer program products for discovery of nearby devices. To facilitate discovery of nearby, i.e. ... Nokia

10/29/15 / #20150312580

Apparatus, a method and a computer program for video coding and decoding

A method comprising: encoding a first picture on a first scalability layer and on a lowest temporal sub-layer; encoding a second picture on a second scalability layer and on the lowest temporal sub-layer, wherein the first picture and the second picture represent the same time instant, encoding one or more first syntax elements, associated with the first picture, with a value indicating that a picture type of the first picture is other than a step-wise temporal sub-layer access (stsa) picture; encoding one or more second syntax elements, associated with the second picture, with a value indicating that a picture type of the second picture is a step-wise temporal sub-layer access picture; and encoding at least a third picture on a second scalability layer and on a temporal sub-layer higher than the lowest temporal sub-layer.. . ... Nokia

10/29/15 / #20150312573

Method and technical equipment for video encoding and decoding

There are disclosed various methods, apparatuses and computer program products for video encoding/decoding. In some embodiments the method comprises signalling a long-term palette information, where the long-term palette information comprises at least information on the color values for each entry in the long-term palette; generating a palette that is used for coding a coding unit by either selecting at least one color value from a long-term palette or by separately signaling at least one color value, or performing both. ... Nokia

10/29/15 / #20150312568

Method and technical equipment for video encoding and decoding

There are disclosed various methods, apparatuses and computer program products for video encoding/decoding. In some embodiments the method comprises decoding a coding unit being coded with palette coding, wherein an indication of a scan order of the palette mode is decoded for said coding unit. ... Nokia

10/29/15 / #20150312477

Method and apparatus for extendable field of view rendering

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for extendable field of view rendering. A method is provided for receiving media data including a plurality of video frames. ... Nokia

10/29/15 / #20150312406

A method and apparatus of secure recognization for pervasive face-to-face social communications

A method of secure recognization for pervasive face-to-face social communications may comprise: initiating a procedure for generating a recognization protocol; exchanging information for the recognization protocol with one or more apparatuses, wherein the information indicates wearable devices used in executing the recognization protocol and users carrying the wearable devices; and generating the recognization protocol by negotiating with the one or more apparatuses a kind of code word which is presented by the wearable devices during executing the recognization protocol.. . ... Nokia

10/29/15 / #20150312381

Method for proxying communication between a content-centric network and an internet domain

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to proxy communication between different types of networks, such as different types of networks that communicate in accordance with different protocols or different messaging patterns. In the context of a method, communication is supported with a content-centric network having one or more clients that are configured to communicate with publish and subscribe messages. ... Nokia

10/29/15 / #20150312297

Methods and apparatus for improved navigation of content including a representation of streaming data

Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are herein provided for improved navigation of content with streaming media. A method may include causing presentation of a document with at least one representation of streaming media on a display and causing presentation of a media download indicator on the display that provides an indication of download progress of the representation of streaming media. ... Nokia

10/29/15 / #20150312245

Identification for apparatuses

It is inter alia disclosed to provide first identity data stored in an apparatus, the first identity data comprising an identifier and a first certificate, and to provide second identity data stored in the apparatus, the second identity data comprising an identifier and a second certificate, wherein the identifier of the first identity data is the same as the identifier of the second identity data.. . ... Nokia

10/29/15 / #20150312241

Identity based ticketing

A system for identity based ticketing is provided, wherein a user device sends a challenge to a terminal; the terminal updates a filter based on the challenge and sends the contents of the filter to the user device. The user device sends the contents of the filter, relating to the user device and the terminal, to a backend server; and the backend server derives from the contents of the filter information concerning user behavior.. ... Nokia

10/29/15 / #20150312009

Grouping of cs and comb values for dm-rs and srs on shared time-frequency resources

A method for grouping of cs (and comb values) for dm-rs and srs on shared time-frequency resources is described. The method includes dividing a rs space into at least a first region and a second region. ... Nokia

10/29/15 / #20150311986

Phase noise tracking and reduction

A group of data symbols for a current block of data symbols in multiple blocks received over a communication channel is equalized, based on a pilot block, to generate a group of equalized symbols. The group of equalized symbols is de-rotated as a function of a current phase estimate to determine initial de-rotated equalized symbols. ... Nokia

10/29/15 / #20150311916

Encoding and decoding of data

An apparatus run-length encodes data to obtain a sequence of records. The data are associate to grid points of a grid and the records are defined such that they allow embedding data associated to a same grid point and representing pieces of information of at least two different types in a same record. ... Nokia

10/29/15 / #20150311625

An apparatus providing one or more socket contacts for contacting an inserted flexible, planar connector; a method

An apparatus including a housing: including an upper surface and a socket cavity, the socket cavity extending underneath the upper surface, from an opening at the upper surface, to provide one or more socket contacts; and at least one retainer, within the socket cavity, configured to be automatically actuated to retain a flexible planar connector including connector contacts, for contacting the socket contacts underneath the upper surface, inserted along the socket cavity.. . ... Nokia

10/29/15 / #20150310874

Adaptive audio signal filtering

An apparatus comprising: an audio signal analyser configured to analyse an audio signal; an audio signal processor configured to signal process the audio signal to enhance the speech component of the audio signal dependent on determining the audio signal comprises speech components; and signal processing the audio signal to enhance a loudness of the audio signal otherwise.. . ... Nokia

10/29/15 / #20150310871

Stereo audio signal encoder

An apparatus comprising: a channel analyser configured to determine at least one set of parameters defining a difference between at least two audio signal channels; a value analyser configured to analyse the at least one set of parameters to determine an initial trend; a mapper configured to map instances of the at least one set of parameters according to a first mapping to generate mapped instances with associated order position instances based on the initial trend; and an encoder configured to encode the mapped instances based on the order position of the mapped instances.. . ... Nokia

10/29/15 / #20150310869

Apparatus aligning audio signals in a shared audio scene

An apparatus comprising: an input selector configured to select at least two audio signals; a segmenter configured to segment the at least two audio signals according to at least two classifications; a segment selector configured to select, for the at least two audio signals, audio signal segments based on at least one classification from the at least two classifications; and an aligner configured to align the selected audio signal segments, and further configured to align the at least two audio signals based on the alignment of the selected audio signal segments.. . ... Nokia

10/29/15 / #20150310350

Method and apparatus for adiabatic quantum annealing

An approach is provided for adiabatic quantum annealing (computing, aqc). There is disclosed a method for finding a solution by using adiabatic quantum annealing. ... Nokia

10/29/15 / #20150310239

Detector logic and radio identification device and method for enhancing terminal operations

An electronic device operable with a radio frequency identification device operable with a detector logic and a method for operating the electronic device with a radio frequency identification device and a detector logic is provided. Firstly, a detection event is registered by the detector logic. ... Nokia

10/29/15 / #20150310036

Mapping a location to an area

An apparatus receives coordinates of a location and selects an object of a first layer of a tree structure based on the coordinates. The apparatus determines whether data assigned to the selected object comprises an identifier of an area or a pointer to a set of objects of a respective next layer of the tree structure. ... Nokia

10/29/15 / #20150309178

Handling assistance data for global positioning

A receiving apparatus (30) for determining a geographical position is disclosed which comprises an application-level program providing a local data server (38) to which other components within the apparatus (30) can connect and communicate using a local port, the local data server (38) being configured to connect to an external source of position assistance data (32), to receive said data in a first predetermined format and to convert it into a second predetermined format for provision within the apparatus (30) using said local port. The apparatus (30) also comprises a satellite positioning receiver (36) and a receiver protocol module (34) associated with said receiver (36) and configured, in response to a request to provide position assistance data to said receiver (36), to connect to the local data server (38) using said local port, to request said position assistance data from the local data server (38), to receive it in the second predetermined format and to convert it into a third predetermined format suitable for the satellite positioning receiver (36).. ... Nokia

10/29/15 / #20150309155

Method and apparatus for determining the position using radio signals and atmospheric pressure

A method comprising: receiving signals associated with multiple antenna elements; determining constraint information based upon an atmospheric pressure measurement taken at an apparatus; and using the received signals and the constraint information to determine the position of the apparatus.. . ... Nokia

10/29/15 / #20150309122

Battery state estimation method

The invention relates to a method, the method comprises measuring a first battery voltage of a battery of a device at and a first charging current after terminating a constant current charging mode and before initiating a constant voltage charging mode, producing a charging impulse on the battery, measuring a second battery voltage and a second charging current, and determining an impedance of the battery on the basis of a voltage difference between the first and the second battery voltage and a difference between the first and the second charging current. The invention further relates to an apparatus and a computer program product that perform the method.. ... Nokia

10/29/15 / #20150308838

Method and apparatus for validating potential points of interest using user and device characteristics

An approach is provided for validating potential points of interest using device and user characteristics. The validation platform processes and/or facilitates a processing of location information associated with at least one device to determine one or more potential points of interest visited by the at least one device. ... Nokia

10/22/15 / #20150305043

Power control

There is provided a method, including detecting, by a network node of a first cell, whether or not there is any output power unused in a second cell during a predefined time period, wherein the un-used output power is originally reserved for a transmission on a specific channel in the second cell; upon detecting that there is at least some of the output power unused, determining the amount of the unused output power in the second cell; and applying at least part of the unused output power to boost a predetermined transmission in the first cell.. . ... Nokia

10/22/15 / #20150305039

Method, apparatuses and computer program for reporting in-device coexistence information

Methods and apparatus for control of a device with coexisting radios and capable of carrier aggregation are disclosed. A change in the activation status of a secondary cell can be determined where after interference information to be reported is determined in response to the determined change. ... Nokia

10/22/15 / #20150305024

Method and apparatus for receiving timing information from a cell or network in a less active mode

A method including receiving timing information associated with a transmission of reference information from a first cell or first network node when in a less active mode; and using the timing information to control when transmissions from the first cell or first network node are monitored for the reference information.. . ... Nokia

10/22/15 / #20150304941

Handling packet data units

Apparatus is configured to provide a first packet data unit for transmission as part of a first bluetooth low energy advertising packet, the first packet data unit including a first indicator indicating the use of a first coordinate frame and first data indicating a location, the first data indicating the location using the first coordinate frame, and to cause transmission of the first bluetooth low energy advertising packet including the first packet data unit.. . ... Nokia

10/22/15 / #20150304913

System and method for proactive u-plane handovers

A user equipment ue has a c-plane connection to a macro cell and a u-plane connection to a source local cell. The u-plane connection is handed over to a target local cell while maintaining the c-plane connection so the macro cell can facilitate the u-plane handover. ... Nokia

10/22/15 / #20150304902

Configuration of handovers in communication systems

Apparatus and method for communication are provided. The solution includes obtaining information of handovers to be performed regarding more than one user equipment connected to the apparatus; requesting the user equipment to form one or more device-to-device clusters; and controlling handovers to be performed utilising information on the formed device-to-device clusters.. ... Nokia

10/22/15 / #20150304824

Handling messages

Apparatus is configured: to generate a sequence of at least first and second messages; to provide the first message in the sequence with sequence data and payload data, the sequence data of the first message indicating that the payload data of the first message is a first part of a sequence of related data; and to provide the second message in the sequence with sequence data and payload data, the sequence data of the second message indicating that the payload data of the second message is a part of the sequence of related data, the part of the sequence of related data being subsequent to the first part of the sequence of related data.. . ... Nokia

10/22/15 / #20150304803

Proxy connection method and apparatus

Apparatus has at least one processor and at least one memory having computer-readable code stored therein which when executed controls the at least one processor: to respond to receiving a proxy connection initiation request message from a source, the proxy connection initiation request message being a request to provide a proxy and including an address of a target and an address of the source, by causing sending of an advertising message addressed to the target; and to respond subsequently to receiving a connection request message from the target by causing sending of a proxy setup request message addressed to the source.. . ... Nokia

10/22/15 / #20150304786

Detection of a microphone

An apparatus comprising: a detector configured to determine at least one microphone is impaired by analysing at least one audio signal from the at least one microphone; and an controller configured to determine an indicator based on the determination of the impairment of the at least one microphone; and configured to apply the indicator based on the determination of the impairment of the at least one microphone, such that the at least one audio signal is processed based on the indicator.. . ... Nokia

10/22/15 / #20150304776

Audio transducer with electrostatic discharge protection

An apparatus including a transducer configured to generate sound, where the transducer comprises a diaphragm. At least one portion of the transducer is electrically conductive and is configured to provide an electrical connectivity to a ground. ... Nokia

10/22/15 / #20150304745

A sound producing vibrating surface

An apparatus comprising: a transducer configured to mechanically vibrate; and a surface coupled to the transducer, wherein the surface is configured to receive the mechanical vibrations from the transducer, permit the vibration to pass through the surface whilst remaining substantially static, and such that in use the surface generates audible vibrations where the vibrations exit the surface and the surface is positioned proximate to an users ear.. . ... Nokia

10/22/15 / #20150304665

Method and apparatus for video coding and decoding

There are disclosed various methods, apparatuses and computer program products for video encoding and decoding. In some embodiments, to indicate a composition of pictures of different time instants, some usability information may be embedded to the video bitstream indicating the intended display behavior when more than one layer is used and associated display behavior using this information. ... Nokia

10/22/15 / #20150304652

Device orientation correction method for panorama images

The invention relates to a method, comprising: providing orientation measurement data of a gyroscope and accelerometer for a device, performing a sensor fusion algorithm for provided orientation measurement data for determining a sensor-based estimate of orientation of the device, and performing a correction step, wherein an viewfinder image matching algorithm is performed for aligning viewfinder frames captured by a camera sensor of the device for determining an error of sensor-based estimate of orientation of the device. The invention further relates to an apparatus and a computer program product that perform the method.. ... Nokia

10/22/15 / #20150304415

Web content communication

Embodiments of the present invention relate to web content communication. In accordance with embodiments of the present invention, content items contained in the requested web content may be dynamically analyzed and classified according to their requirement for individual users. ... Nokia

10/22/15 / #20150304329

Method and apparatus for managing access rights

In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus, configured to compare reputation information of a first user to access criteria relating to data of a second user, and to decide on an extent of access to the data based at least in part on the comparison, and a transmitter configured to cause an indication of the decision to be transmitted. The apparatus may receive the reputation information from a reputation source.. ... Nokia

10/22/15 / #20150304071

Interruptions in wireless communications

Method and apparatus for reception of data units in a device by means of a first protocol and a second protocol are disclosed. A control function of the second protocol is informed of interruption in a control function of the first protocol. ... Nokia

10/22/15 / #20150304015

Relaying communications in advanced lte systems

There is a method including receiving, at a first network node, information from a relay node associated with the first network node. The information includes an indication of at least one second network node neighboring the first network node. ... Nokia

10/22/15 / #20150303735

An inductive energy transfer coil structure

The invention relates to wireless energy transfer systems wherein electromagnetic field is used to transfer energy over air. An apparatus of a wireless energy transfer system comprises an inductive energy transfer coil (43) comprising at least two adjacent wire turns, wherein said turns are arranged to be coupled to a battery (41) such that said turns vertically surround the battery (41) during inductive energy transfer. ... Nokia

10/22/15 / #20150302892

A shared audio scene apparatus

An apparatus comprising: an input configured to receive an audio signal; a pairwise selector configured to pairwise select the audio signal and a further audio signal, the further audio signal being a verified audio signal; an offset determiner configured to determine an audio signal time offset between the audio signal and the further audio signal; a similarity predictor configured to generate a similarity index based on the time offset applied to one of the audio signal and the further audio signal when compared against the other of the audio signal and the further audio signal; a verifier configured to verify the audio signal time offset based on the similarity index; and a common time line controller configured to generate a common time line incorporating the audio signal.. . ... Nokia

10/22/15 / #20150302219

Method in a processor, an apparatus and a computer program product

There is disclosed a method in which information relating to a sequence of instructions of a thread is examined to determine a security condition of the thread. It is further determined by using the security condition which processor core of a multicore processor has an appropriate security mode to fulfil the security condition. ... Nokia

10/01/15 / #20150282243

Methods and apparatuses of radio resource control connection recovery

A method and related user equipment for radio resource control connection recovery are disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, the method comprises: detecting a rlf of a radio link between a first user equipment and a radio access node; informing a second user equipment which communicates with the radio access node via the first user equipment to suspend a radio resource control connection state; executing a radio resource control connection reestablishment procedure with the radio access node; and informing the second user equipment to resume the radio resource control connection state if the radio resource control connection reestablishment is successful. ... Nokia

10/01/15 / #20150282241

Re-attaching to the network after reception of a service reject at a user equipment in response to a service request

Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for delaying a service request. In one aspect there is provided a method. ... Nokia

10/01/15 / #20150282225

Combining ip and cellular mobility

The invention proposes a system for providing mobility to a terminal through at least two different mobility protocols, wherein a mobility gateway and a terminal share a common mobility session, said common mobility session can be updated through any of the said different mobility protocols, and each mobility protocol provides information to the terminal related to all other mobility protocol during a registration. The invention also proposes a corresponding gateway, a terminal and method.. ... Nokia

10/01/15 / #20150282202

Scheduling coordination

There is, for example, provided a method, including receiving a scheduling plan from at least one network node of at least one neighboring cell, wherein the each scheduling plan includes an indication of a planned radio resource utilization ratio by the neighboring cell in at least one frequency range during a coming time period; scheduling a user terminal with radio resources on a specific frequency range; and determining a modulation and coding scheme for the user terminal at least partly on the basis of the at least one indicated scheduling plan for the specific frequency range, wherein the modulation and coding scheme is to be applied in data transmission of the user terminal in a certain subframe within the coming time period.. . ... Nokia

10/01/15 / #20150282171

Frequency error correction for lte uplink comp

A method includes, for a selected user equipment for signals corresponding in part to the selected user equipment and received by antennas from a number of cells, wherein each cell has one or more antennas, and wherein each signal is from an individual one of the antennas, performing the following: estimating carrier frequency offset for each cell using one or more of the signals from the cell; performing frequency offset correction on each signal from each cell by using at least the estimated carrier frequency offset for an associated cell; estimating a channel for each frequency offset corrected signal; and combining, using the estimated channels, each of the frequency offset corrected signals to generate one or more estimates of one or more symbols transmitted from the selected user equipment. A second frequency offset correction may be performed subsequent to the combining. ... Nokia

10/01/15 / #20150282167

Communication of control information and data in frames

A frame or a subframe including control information and data is transmitted using orthogonal frequency division multiple access (ofdma). At least one different ofdma parameter and/or format is applied to said control information than to said data. ... Nokia

10/01/15 / #20150282058

Method and apparatus for access network selection

A method includes using a set of information for a plurality of different access networks, said plurality of networks including at least one cellular network and at least one local wireless network and a current priority associated with a user equipment to provide access network selection information to said user equipment for one or more of said a plurality of said network and causing said access network selection information to be provided to said user equipment. The set of information may include a set of priority information and/or a set of network access information.. ... Nokia

10/01/15 / #20150282053

Association in wireless network

This document relates to a wireless network where an access node may define association limitations to prefer some terminal devices over the other. A terminal device may determine the association limitations on the basis of a frame received from the access node and choose, on the basis of the received frame, whether or not to associate to the access node.. ... Nokia

10/01/15 / #20150282033

Reversible handover

Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for reversible handovers. In one aspect there is provided a method. ... Nokia

10/01/15 / #20150282020

Mechanism for controlling a communication by terminal device

There is provided a mechanism for controlling a procedure for requesting resources for a communication in a communication network by a terminal device or ue. When the ue has selected a target cell from a plurality of communication cells, a message such as a resource request. ... Nokia

10/01/15 / #20150281990

Measurement configuration and reporting with diverse traffic

These teachings present a new minimization of drive test mdt mode which is valid when the user equipment ue is in an idle state and in a connected state and across the state transitions. The extended logged mdt configuration according to this mode may be configured for the ue by the network, or autonomously by the ue itself. ... Nokia

10/01/15 / #20150281953

Method and device of generating a key for device-to-device communication between a first user equipment and a second user equipment

A method of generating a key for d2d communication between a first user equipment and a second user equipment in a first radio access node is disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, the method may comprise: receiving a request for d2d key generation from the first user equipment which is served by the first radio access node; determining whether the second user equipment is served by the first radio access node; when it is determined that the second user equipment is served by the first radio access node, generating a first random number and a second random number; generating a first d2d key based on the first random number and a second d2d key based on the second random number; sending the first d2d key and the second random number to the second user equipment; and sending the second d2d key and the first random number to the first user equipment; and when it is determined that the second user equipment is not served by the first radio access node, determining a second radio access node which serves the second user equipment; generating a first random number; generating a first d2d key based on the first random number; sending the first d2d key to the second radio access node; receiving a second d2d key from the second radio access node; and sending the second d2d key and the first random number to the first user equipment.. ... Nokia

10/01/15 / #20150281940

Location registration for a device-to-device d2d communication user equipment being in idle mode mobility management

The invention relates to device-to-device (d2d) communications an in particular to location registration of a d2d user equipment (ue) being in idle mode. A d2d capable ue (d2d cluster head) is [1] configured to communicate with a communication network, is [2] able to establish d2d communication with another d2d capable ue, receives [3] from the communication system a configuration so as to send location update related messaging on behalf of ues with which d2d communications has been established, obtains [4] information of a change of status of a ue regarding a d2d communication or a change of cell of a ue and in response to the information, causes [5] the sending of a message to the communication network, the message comprising a location update request regarding the ue.. ... Nokia

10/01/15 / #20150281902

Performance of a location response action

A method comprising receiving information indicative of an incoming communication, determining a notification that signifies the incoming communication, causing rendering of the notification, receiving information indicative of a point of interest selection input that identifies a selected point of interest, and causing performance of a location response action associated with the incoming communication, based at least in part, on the selected point of interest is disclosed.. . ... Nokia

10/01/15 / #20150281847

Apparatus and method of providing an acoustic signal

An apparatus and method wherein the apparatus comprises: a diaphragm wherein the diaphragm is configured into a corrugated arrangement comprising a plurality of folds; a plurality of bias electrodes where the bias electrodes are provided between folds of the diaphragm; and an input configured to provide at least one control signal to the diaphragm to cause movement of the diaphragm to generate an acoustic signal; wherein the diaphragm is configured such that bending stiffness of the diaphragm provides a restoring force to the diaphragm which causes the diaphragm to return to a neutral position when no control signal is applied.. . ... Nokia

10/01/15 / #20150281714

Image processing method, devices and system

The invention relates to methods, devices, systems and computer program products where input image data is received for processing in a computer system, a first transform is carried out to the input image data, the transform being done in a first direction with respect to the input image data, to obtain first transformed image data, a transposing operation is carried out to the first transformed image data to obtain first transposed image data, and a second transform in a transform is carried out to the first transposed image data, the second transform being done in a second direction with respect to the input image data, to obtain second transformed image data. The first transform and the second transform may be carried out in a processor in a parallel manner, and the transposing operation may be carried out at least partially using registers of the processor.. ... Nokia

10/01/15 / #20150281586

Method and apparatus for forming a video sequence

A method for providing a video sequence comprises: obtaining reference image data associated with an identifier, obtaining primary image data, forming a first primary image from the primary image data, determining whether a sub-image of the first primary image is a known sub-image by comparing the first primary image with the reference image data, determining the position of a first image portion based on the position of the known sub-image in the first primary image, forming a first image frame from the primary image data according to the position of the first image portion, forming a second image frame from the primary image data according to the position of a second image portion, and forming a video sequence, which comprises a first video shot and a second video shot, wherein the first video shot comprises the first image frame, and the second video shot comprises the second image frame.. . ... Nokia

10/01/15 / #20150281585

Apparatus responsive to at least zoom-in user input, a method and a computer program

An apparatus comprising: a camera; a camera viewfinder comprising a display configured to display an image in a display area; wherein the apparatus is configured, in response to a zoom-in user input, to control the display to display an image in the display area and decrease a demarcated frame area within the display area relative to the display area, and in response to a selection event, to control a portion of the image within the frame area at that time to be re-sized to occupy the display area.. . ... Nokia

10/01/15 / #20150281506

Arrangement for image processing

A method and an apparatus arranged to obtain raw image data acquired by an image sensor to be applied in an image processing algorithm; adjust, in the processor miming the image processing algorithm, logical dimensions of the image such that logical width of the image is doubled and logical height of the image is halved; adjust the image processing algorithm to take into account the adjusted logical dimensions of the image; and apply the image processing algorithm with the adjusted logical dimensions of the image.. . ... Nokia

10/01/15 / #20150281219

Attested sensor data reporting

A apparatus and a method for attested sensor data reporting, wherein a challenge is received from an online service; sensor data is read; and a sensor data signature based on the sensor data is created and sent to the online service.. . ... Nokia

10/01/15 / #20150280976

Countermeasures to a network management link failure

The present invention addresses apparatuses, methods and computer program product for providing enhanced improved network management. When a communication failure between an element management system and a super-ordinate network management system occurs, the element management system is switched over to forward event reports to a pre-defined peer element management system. ... Nokia

10/01/15 / #20150280945

Low papr modulation for coverage enhancement

A method includes receiving a two-bit information stream comprising first and second bits and performing precoding using the two-bit information stream to determine multiple output signals. The precoding is performed to create a finite multiple of states for the output signals. ... Nokia

10/01/15 / #20150280846

Apparatus, method and computer program product for generating a personalized visualization of broadcasting stations

An apparatus, method and computer program product are provided for creating a personalized visualization of broadcasting stations that enables a user to quickly identify broadcasting stations that are in line with his or her tastes or preferences. Broadcasting stations may be plotted at specific locations within a personalized visualization based on the categories in which media objects broadcast by those broadcasting stations fall. ... Nokia

10/01/15 / #20150280802

Use of basis functions for transmission of broadcast control information in a wireless network

An example technique may include: receiving, by a mobile station from a base station, a plurality of copies of a broadcast information including a broadcast control message, wherein a copy of the broadcast information is transmitted via each of a plurality of basis function beams; determining, by the mobile station, a gain and phase value for each copy of at least a subset of the plurality of the received copies of the broadcast control message transmitted via different basis function beams. The technique may also include, for example, determining, by the mobile station, a combined broadcast control message based on at least the subset of the plurality of the received copies of the broadcast control message and the gain and phase value for each copy of at least the subset of the plurality of the received copies of the broadcast control message.. ... Nokia

10/01/15 / #20150280669

Method and apparatus for sound playback control

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided in order to coordinate the control of the volume levels of both the playback sound and the ambient sound delivered to a user via headphones. In the context of a method for controlling sound reproduction from an electronic device, a control signal is received in response to user actuation of a single input. ... Nokia

10/01/15 / #20150278298

Apparatus and method for displaying image-based representations of geographical locations in an electronic text

An apparatus comprising at least one processor; and at least one memory, the memory comprising computer program code stored thereon, the at least one memory and computer program code being configured to, when run on the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to: process a passage of electronic text to identify at least one word associated with a geographical location in the passage of electronic text; search for an image-based representation of the geographical location associated with the at least one identified word; and output the image-based representation of the geographical location to a display.. . ... Nokia

10/01/15 / #20150277847

Orientation based microphone selection aparatus

An apparatus comprising: an input configured to receive at least one audio signal input from at least one microphone; at least one microphone configuration determiner configured to provide for the at least one microphone a location on the apparatus; at least one sensor configured to provide at least one orientation of the apparatus; a recording mode determiner configured to determine at least one recording mode for the apparatus based on the location of the at least one microphone and the at least one orientation of the apparatus; a recording mode controller configured to determine at least one recording parameter for the at least one audio signal input from the at least one microphone based on the at feast one recording mode; and a digital signal processor configured to apply the at least one recording parameter to the at least one audio signal input. . ... Nokia

10/01/15 / #20150277749

Method and apparatus for swipe shift photo browsing

A method and apparatus for swipe shift photo browsing, wherein a first image is displayed on a touch sensitive display, a transition for the first image and an adjacent image is automatically created or determined, a swipe gesture of the user is recognized with the touch sensitive display, and the image shown on the display is shifted. The shifting comprises displaying the transition of the first image and of a second image synchronized with the speed and direction of the swipe, wherein the second image is the adjacent image.. ... Nokia

10/01/15 / #20150277014

Apparatus and method for capturing images

An apparatus and method, the apparatus including a light guide element including a plurality of input diffraction gratings configured to couple a plurality of incident beams of light into the light guide element and at least one output diffraction grating configured to couple the plurality of beams of light out of the light guide element to at least one image sensor to enable a plurality of images to be captured.. . ... Nokia

09/24/15 / #20150271880

Led current generation

Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for led current generation. In one aspect there is provided a method, which may include receiving, at combiner circuitry, a first current from a light emitting diode driver circuitry; receiving, at the combiner circuitry, a second current from at least one of a capacitor or a battery; combining, by the combiner circuitry, the first current with the second current to form an augmented current, wherein the augmented current is based on at least a first value of a first resistor and a second value of a second resistor; and outputting, by the combiner circuitry, the augmented current to drive at least one light emitting diode. ... Nokia

09/24/15 / #20150271857

Short identifiers for device-to-device (d2d) broadcast communications

Methods, apparatuses, systems, and computer program products for transmitting/receiving scheduling assignment(s) (sas) are provided. One method is directed to including a short version of a target id (i.e., short id) in a sa. ... Nokia

09/24/15 / #20150271851

Parallel preamble transmission in power limited situations

Various communication systems may benefit from parallel preamble transmissions. In particular, communication systems of the long term evolution of the third generation partnership project may benefit from methods and systems for parallel preamble transmission in power limited situations. ... Nokia

09/24/15 / #20150271838

Efficient management of scheduling parameter changes in resource limited processing nodes

An apparatus and a method are described, by which at least one bearer containing data for a user equipment is received and a connection to the user equipment is provided via a radio access network. Furthermore, transmission of the data for the user equipment is scheduled based on a scheduling parameter associated to the bearer. ... Nokia

09/24/15 / #20150271827

Method and apparatuses for individually control a user equipment in order to optimise the quality of experience (qoe)

A method comprises receiving at least one of a) usage condition information relating to one or more usage conditions of a user equipment and b) network performance information; and using said information to cause a change in one or more parameters which individually control a or said user equipment, said parameters being radio resource management parameters.. . ... Nokia

09/24/15 / #20150271743

Small cell discovery

There is provided a method, including detecting, by a network node of a local area cell whether or not there is at least one user terminal connected to a macro cell present in a coverage area of the local area cell; upon detecting the presence of the at least one user terminal, causing a transmission of a request message to an associated cell, wherein the request message includes a resource allocation request for a discovery signal transmission on an operating frequency of the macro cell causing a reception of a response message from the associated cell, wherein the response message includes an indication of allocated resources for the discovery signal transmission; and causing a transmission of the discovery signal on the indicated resources in order to allow the at least one user terminal in the cover-age area of the local area cell to detect the discovery signal transmission.. . ... Nokia

09/24/15 / #20150271736

Methods and apparatus for wireless network access

Improved mechanisms for wireless cellular access using coverage extension techniques are described. A ue needing to use coverage extension to request access to a prospective serving cell detects cells (other than the prospective serving cell) on its frequency, and then investigates each such cell (for example, by attempting to read its system information block and, if the system information block can be read, determining if the cell supports access using coverage extension. ... Nokia

09/24/15 / #20150271733

Method, apparatus and computer program product for path switch in device-to-device communication

Methods, corresponding apparatuses, and computer program products for path switch in the d2d communication are provided. The method comprises receiving, from a network element, a path switch command which is generated when a pair of user equipments in device-to-device communication over a default data path is served by the same base station. ... Nokia

09/24/15 / #20150271722

Handover to cell supporting multiple frequency bands

Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for handover to cell supporting multiple frequency bands are provided. One method comprises indicating, by a ue, supported bands to a serving enb, and indicating to the serving enb that the ue can be handed over to any band overlapping with the supported bands. ... Nokia

09/24/15 / #20150271698

Method, apparatus, and computer program product for facilitating load based changes of data offloading thresholds

Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are provided to facilitate load based changes in data offloading thresholds. In the context of a method, the method includes causing measurement of a reference signal received power of a serving cell in the first network to be performed; causing measurement of a reference signal received quality of a serving cell in the first network to be performed; and causing one or more network metrics for a second network to be acquired. ... Nokia

09/24/15 / #20150271599

Shared audio scene apparatus

An apparatus comprising an input configured to receive an audio signal comprising at least two audio shots separated by an audio shot boundary, and a comparator configured to compare the audio signal against a reference audio signal and to determine a location of the audio shot boundary within the audio signal based on the comparison of the audio signal against the reference audio signal.. . ... Nokia

09/24/15 / #20150271263

Collecting application sharing information

Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and apparatus for collecting users' application sharing information. The method comprises: receiving a request from a first user for sharing a first application; generating information regarding the first user sharing the first application; transmitting the information regarding the first user sharing the first application; receiving a result of sharing of the first application, such that the first application shared by the first user may provide an extra function to the first user according to the result of sharing of the first application. ... Nokia

09/24/15 / #20150271258

Method and apparatus for sharing content via encoded data representaions

An approach is provided for a more efficient and user friendly mechanism for sharing content among users. The approach includes determining a first request from a first device for sharing at least one content item; causing, at least in part, a generation of a graphical code representing, at least in part, the at least one content item, wherein the graphical code is unique to the first request; causing, at least in part, a presentation of the graphical code at the first device; and causing, at least in part, a transfer of the at least one content item from the first device to a second device based, at least in part, on a scanning of the graphical code by the second device.. ... Nokia

09/24/15 / #20150271194

Fake base station detection with core network support

The present invention provides methods, apparatuses and computer program product relating to fake base station detection with core network support. The present invention includes receiving, at a core network, context information from a user equipment, receiving, at the core network, context information from at least one network element, and determining, at the core network, whether the context information received from the user equipment coincides with the context information received from the network element.. ... Nokia

09/24/15 / #20150271134

Enabling multi-realm service access for a single ip stack ue

Apparatuses and methods are provided by which a second address of user equipment, which is served on a first address in a first network in a first address realm, to be used by the user equipment for a service in a second address realm is detected, the second address is stored together with the first address, and a network policy control element controlling policy in connection with the service in the second address realm is informed about the second address is. In this way, also a single stack user equipment may access services in different address realms.. ... Nokia

09/24/15 / #20150271077

Method, apparatus and system

There is provided a method including estimating bit rate information for first traffic if the first traffic were to be routed between a user equipment which is attached to a first network and a network access point of a second network and determining if the first traffic is to be routed between the user equipment and the network access point in dependence on the estimated bit rate information.. . ... Nokia

09/24/15 / #20150270733

Device to device charging via usb type-c interfaces

Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for device charging. In some example embodiments, there may be provided a method, which may include receiving, at a device, a request message to enter into a battery power supply mode; determining, by the device, whether to supply to a bus one of a battery source or a power charger source; and coupling, by the device based on the determining, one of the battery source or the power charger source to the bus to supply power to another device. ... Nokia

09/24/15 / #20150269952

Method, an apparatus and a computer program for creating an audio composition signal

An approach for determining an audio composition signal is provided, the approach comprising obtaining a plurality of reduced audio signals, each representing a first predetermined frequency band of a respective audio signal, determining, for each of the plurality of audio signals for a signal segment corresponding to a given period of time, a ranking value indicative of the quality of the respective audio signal on basis of the respective reduced audio signal, selecting an audio signal of the plurality of audio signals for determination of a segment of an audio composition signal on basis of the determined ranking values and determining the segment of the audio composition signal on basis of the selected audio signal. Moreover, an approach for supporting determination of the audio composition signal is provided, the approach comprising capturing an audio signal, extracting audio signal components representing a first predetermined frequency band from the audio signal to form a reduced audio signal, providing the reduced audio signal for a second apparatus for further processing therein, and providing, in response to a request from the second apparatus, a complementary audio signal representing a second predetermined frequency band of the audio signal, wherein the second predetermined frequency band comprises frequency components of the respective audio signal excluded from the first predetermined frequency band.. ... Nokia

09/24/15 / #20150269736

Method, apparatus and computer program product for filtering of media content

In an example embodiment, a method, apparatus and computer program product are provided. The method includes defining a plurality of depth layers of a depth map. ... Nokia

09/24/15 / #20150269361

Method and apparatus for granting rights for content on a network service

Techniques for granting rights for content on a social network to multiple users include determining first data. It is also determined to associate a first user identifier and at least a second user identifier with the first data. ... Nokia

09/24/15 / #20150269102

Connecting usb type-c devices

In some example embodiments, there may be provided a method, which may include sending, by a user equipment, a first predetermined test pattern to a first accessory including a first connector, when the first accessory is in a first mode of operation; determining, by the user equipment, a configuration of the first accessory in the first mode by at least measuring a first time for the first predetermined test pattern to return from the first connector and a data loop at the first accessory; sending, by the user equipment, a second predetermined test pattern via at least the first connector; and determining, by the user equipment, a presence of a data loop extension, by at least measuring a second time for the second predetermined test pattern to return from the first connector and at least one of the data loop at the first accessory or the data loop extension.. . ... Nokia

09/24/15 / #20150269028

Methods, apparatuses and computer program products enabling to improve handover security in mobile communication networks

An apparatus comprises a memory unit, and a control unit connected to the memory unit. The apparatus can be configured to interface at least one access node; the control unit is configured to derive at least one local level security key within an established security context for a terminal, forward the derived local security key to at least one access node, and detect failures in a handover for a terminal being served by a first access node towards a second access node. ... Nokia

09/24/15 / #20150268917

Apparatus, method, and computer program product for aligning images viewed across multiple displays

Mechanisms are described for sensing and compensating for the misalignment of multiple displays that are cooperating to present an image. A unitary viewing area is determined across the multiple displays that includes a portion of the first display and a portion of the second display based on a location of a linear component of a single user input applied to both displays, such as a hovering gesture provided by a user's finger. ... Nokia

09/24/15 / #20150268840

Determination of a program interaction profile based at least in part on a display region

A method comprising determining a first display region in which to display a first program interaction screen associated with a program, determining a first program interaction profile for the program based, at least in part, on the first display region, generating the first program interaction screen based, at least in part, on the first program interaction profile, causing display of the first program interaction screen at a position that corresponds with the first display region, receiving information indicative of a program interaction screen transfer input, determining a second display region in which to display a second program interaction screen associated with the program based, at least in part, on the interaction screen transfer input, determining a second program interaction profile for the program based, at least in part, on the second display region, generating the second program interaction screen based, at least in part, on the second program interaction profile, and causing display of the second program interaction screen at a position that corresponds with the second display region is disclosed.. . ... Nokia

09/24/15 / #20150268820

Causation of a rendering apparatus to render a rendering media item

A method comprising determining that an apparatus is pointing at a separate apparatus, receiving information indicative of at least one media item candidate from the separate apparatus based, at least in part, on the determination that the apparatus is pointing at the separate apparatus, determining a rendering media item based, at least in part, on the media item candidate, determining that the apparatus is pointing at a rendering apparatus, and causing the rendering apparatus to render the rendering media item based, at least in part, on the determination that the apparatus is pointing at the rendering apparatus is disclosed.. . ... Nokia

09/24/15 / #20150268688

Pull-down circuitry for an apparatus

Apparatus embodiments of the invention are disclosed for requesting power via a wired interface. In example embodiments, a pull-down circuit in the apparatus acting as a power consumer when there is no energy in the apparatus, is connected via a configuration line over a cable to a power provider device. ... Nokia

09/17/15 / #20150264739

Methods, devices, and computer program products for keeping devices attached without a default bearer

The present invention proposes devices, methods and computer program products in relation to mobile communication. In particular, it relates to those devices, methods and computer program products concerning packet-based communication. ... Nokia

09/17/15 / #20150264710

Coordination of rts-cts in wireless network

This document discloses a solution for mandating use of additional protection for data transmissions. In an embodiment, a method includes: determining, by a first wireless device of a wireless network, that at least a second wireless device must transmit a request-to-send frame before transmitting a data frame; and transmitting, in response to the determining, a frame including an information element commanding at least the second wireless device to transmit the request-to-send frame before transmitting a data frame.. ... Nokia

09/17/15 / #20150264707

Uplink backpressure coordination

The present invention addresses apparatuses, methods and computer program product for enabling uplink backpressure coordination in networks. Uplink user data rate on a transmission interface of a base station as well as uplink user data rate for each radio cell assigned to the base station per quality of service class identifier class based on each active data radio bearer are evaluated, available transmission resources of the transmission interface based on the evaluation results are determined, transmission resources to each guaranteed bit rate bearer are assigned, and the remaining transmission resources to the active non-guaranteed bit rate bearers are distributed.. ... Nokia

09/17/15 / #20150264703

Method for interference management and mitigation for lte-m

A network element of a first radio access technology system receives scheduling information for using resources in a second radio access technology system. Based on the scheduling information for using the resources in the second radio access technology system, the network element of the first radio access technology system is scheduled to use the resources in the second radio access technology system. ... Nokia

09/17/15 / #20150264684

Ack/nack channelization for resource blocks containing both ack/nack and cqi

In one exemplary embodiment, a method includes: transmitting a value from an access node towards an apparatus, where the value is indicative of a size of a first portion of an uplink resource block, where the uplink resource block is shared among a plurality of apparatus, where the first portion is specified for transmission of a first type of signaling to the access node, where a second portion of the uplink resource block is specified for transmission of a second type of signaling to the access node; and receiving at least one transmission using at least one of the first portion and the second portion.. . ... Nokia

09/17/15 / #20150264645

Discontinuous reception (drx) for diverse traffic

Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for discontinuous reception (drx) are provided. One method may include configuring a user equipment with a first inactivity timer and a second inactivity timer. ... Nokia

09/17/15 / #20150264634

Provisioning external identifiers

The present invention provides a method, an apparatus and computer program product relating to provisioning external identifiers. The present invention includes receiving a request including an interworking function address, a subscriber identifier, a device identifier and at least one application identifier, generating, by the interworking function or by a home subscriber server, at least one external identifier based on the received subscriber identifier, device identifier and at least one application identifier.. ... Nokia

09/17/15 / #20150264629

User location based network registration

There are provided measures for user location based network registration. Such measures exemplarily comprise receiving a registration request comprising at least identity information indicative of a communication endpoint, transmitting a communication endpoint information request comprising at least said identity information, receiving a communication endpoint information response comprising at least information related to a location of said communication endpoint, and handling said registration request based on said information related to said location of said communication endpoint.. ... Nokia

09/17/15 / #20150264619

Methods and apparatus for device monitoring

Systems and techniques for detecting movement of machine type communication devices. An allowed location area is configured for one or more machine type communication devices, and a machine type communication device, upon detecting movement between an area outside its allowed location area and an area inside its allowed location area, notifies a network of the movement.. ... Nokia

09/17/15 / #20150264617

Methods and apparatus for wireless networking

Systems and techniques for managing interference in wireless networking environments. Stations waiting to transmit are controlled so as to avoid undue interference with transmitting stations—for example, by restricting the use of a higher cca threshold or otherwise requiring deference. ... Nokia

09/17/15 / #20150264606

Camping in an exclusive cell

In a mobile communications system exclusive location areas comprising exclusive cells are defined in order to separate cells from the mobile stations not belonging to the user group allowed to camp in the cell and still to allow emergency calls for all mobile stations in these cells. During location update it is checked whether the cell belongs to an exclusive location area (202) and if it does, it is determined whether or not the subscriber is allowed to camp in the cell.. ... Nokia

09/17/15 / #20150264578

Method and apparatus to coordinate simultaneous transmission in overlapping wireless networks

In one aspect the embodiments of the invention provide a method that includes transmitting a first frame comprising a first type of message from a first node for reception by a second node. The first node is associated with a first wireless communication system and the second node is associated with a second wireless communication system. ... Nokia

09/17/15 / #20150264553

Handling of simultaneous call session side registrations for voice over long term evolution in a visited network

Various devices may benefit from simultaneous call session side registrations for voice over long term evolution in a visited network. A method can include receiving a request for a roaming number request at a first enhanced network node, wherein the request comprises a first identifier of a user equipment. ... Nokia

09/17/15 / #20150264546

Delivery of warnings over mobile telecommunication systems

A warning system in which users' devices performs a method including: receiving a broadcast message comprising message information in a first human language from a mobile telecommunication network or an indication of an alternative radio bearer or network for retrieval of the message information; storing information templates in one or more different human languages; and presenting to a user, according to a language preference of the user: the message information of the broadcast message; or one or more information templates corresponding to the message information, in a second human language other than the first human language.. . ... Nokia

09/17/15 / #20150264506

Configuring a sound system

A method of configuring an audio system comprising one or more speaker units, comprises: transmitting radio signals from at least a first location indicating a first speaker unit position, and from a second location indicating a second speaker unit position or a user position; receiving the signals at an antenna of the audio system; calculating an angle of arrival of the signals at the antenna; calculating the relative positions of the first and second locations based at least partially on the angle of arrival; and configuring the audio system based on the relative positions of the first and second locations.. . ... Nokia

09/17/15 / #20150264404

Method and apparatus for video coding and decoding

Various methods, apparatuses and computer program products for video encoding and decoding. In some embodiments a data structure is encoded that is associated with a base-layer picture and an enhancement-layer picture in a file or a stream comprising a base layer of a first video bitstream and/or an enhancement layer of a second video bitstream, wherein the enhancement layer may be predicted from the base layer; and into the data structure information that is indicative of whether the base-layer picture is regarded as an intra random access point picture for enhancement layer decoding is also encoded. ... Nokia

09/17/15 / #20150264256

Display of video information

A method comprising receiving information indicative of an object sharing input, receiving video information from a camera module that is configured to have a field of capture that corresponds with a field of view through a see through display, identifying at least one object representation comprised by the video information, the object representation being a visual representation of an object that within the field of view of the see through display, causing display of the video information on a different display, determining that the video information fails to comprise the object representation, and terminating display of the video information on the different display based, at least in part, on the determination that the video information fails to comprise the object representation is disclosed.. . ... Nokia

09/17/15 / #20150264040

Network authentication

The present invention addresses apparatuses, methods and computer program product for providing improved authentication of a network by a network node. A network node identification and a vendor certificate are configured in a network node, a usage certificate is created for the network node, which is signed by the vendor with a signature, and contains verification information indicating that the usage certificate relates to this network node and authentication information for allowing the network node to authenticate a network, the usage certificate is transmitted to an operator of an operator network, the network node requests the usage certificate from the operator, when the network node is initially connected to the operator network, the network node determines validity of the signature in the usage certificate received upon the request, and the network node checks whether the received usage certificate actually relates to the network node being initially connected to the operator network, based on the information contained in the usage certificate.. ... Nokia

09/17/15 / #20150263844

Scheduling improvement

In accordance with the exemplary embodiments of the invention there is at least a method and apparatus to perform operations including receiving information including indications of frequency and time of resource usages for a cell of a neighboring cell, wherein the frequency and time resource usages for the cell of the neighboring cell are for a predetermined amount of next frequency and time resource usages scheduled; and processing the received frequency and time resource usages to create a mapping of frequency and time pair usage specific to the neighboring cell.. . ... Nokia

09/17/15 / #20150263402

Dielectric filter

Provided is a dielectric filter that can be anchored in a stable manner without causing damage even when there is variation in the size of the parts. With this dielectric filter, one surface of washers has a concave part, which is equipped with an edge part formed at the perimeter of the one surface, a floor surface provided at a lower position than the edge part, and a tapered part formed between the edge part and the floor surface. ... Nokia

09/17/15 / #20150262367

Method and apparatus for image segmentation algorithm

Disclosed herein is a method. Cluster centers of an image are initialized. ... Nokia

09/17/15 / #20150262000

Method and apparatus for summarization based on facial expressions

A method, apparatus, computer program product and system are provided for facilitating video and/or image summarization based on facial expressions. In this regard, a method is provided that includes receiving one or more first frames and one or more second frames, determining information regarding one or more facial expressions contained in the one or more second frames, and causing the information regarding the one or more facial expressions to be associated with at least one of the one or more first frames.. ... Nokia

09/17/15 / #20150261960

Method and apparatus providing privacy benchmarking for mobile application development

A method operates, during development of an application program intended to be run on a mobile user device, to perform a computer assisted analysis of the application program to determine at least one user privacy-related aspect of the application program; and to present the determined at least one user privacy-related aspect. The determined at least one user privacy-related aspect may be presented to a developer of the application program an apparatus and system for performing the method are also disclosed.. ... Nokia

09/17/15 / #20150261714

Method, apparatus, and computer program product for entering accessory docking mode in usb type c

Method, apparatus, and computer program product embodiments of the invention are disclosed for entering an accessory docking mode. In example embodiments of the invention, a method comprises: determining by a host, an orientation of a device or cable connector of a device, to a host connector of the host, based on whether a first configuration channel terminal or a second configuration channel terminal of the host connector is connected to a terminal of the device or cable connector that is connected through a resistance to a reference potential; causing by the host, a source voltage to be output on a source voltage output terminal of the host connector to a voltage input terminal of the device or cable connector, after the determination that a terminal of the device or cable connector is connected through a resistance to a reference potential; and determining by the host, whether the device is an audio headset, based on whether the terminal of the device or cable connector transitions to the reference potential in response to the source voltage output on the source voltage output terminal.. ... Nokia

09/10/15 / #20150257195

Limiting radio resource control connection reestablishment

Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for limiting connection setup after a failure. In one aspect there is provided a method. ... Nokia

09/10/15 / #20150257163

Secondary cell activation delay indication

Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for secondary cells configured for carrier aggregation. In one aspect there is provided a method. ... Nokia

09/10/15 / #20150257145

Configuring wireless service

Methods and apparatus for controlling a wireless service provided for a communication device by a network is disclosed. A communication device served by at least one node of a network determines at least one desired characteristic of the wireless service and thereafter triggers configuration of the wireless service by sending from the communication device to the network a message containing information that is based on the at least one determined desired characteristic. ... Nokia

09/10/15 / #20150257065

Method and apparatus for enabling a user equipment to use cells having different frequencies

A method including determining that a user equipment on a first cell having a first frequency is to alternatively or additionally use a second cell having a second different frequency; and searching for a reference signal of said second cell within a window defined with respect to said first cell or a third cell.. . ... Nokia

09/10/15 / #20150256922

Resonance damping for audio transducer systems

An apparatus (10) comprising: an audio transducer (201) configured to at least one of: generate sound upon receiving an audio signal provided by the apparatus (10); and convert sound into an audio signal to be processed by the apparatus (10); a housing component (301) comprising one or more sound apertures (303) configured to allow the transmission of sound through the one or more sound apertures (303); and an acoustic cavity (203) inside the apparatus (10) being acoustically coupled to the audio transducer (201) using the one or more sound apertures (303) wherein the one or more sound apertures (303) are configured to provide an acoustic damping.. . ... Nokia

09/10/15 / #20150256763

Method and apparatus for creating motion effect for image

A method includes maintaining images and associated video streams; detecting a swipe gesture of a user on a touch sensitive display, wherein the swipe gesture comprises direction and speed information; and selecting an image based on the direction information of the swipe gesture. The method includes adjusting a playback of an associated video stream based on the direction and the speed information of the swipe gesture; providing the associated video stream on the display during the swipe gesture, for creating a motion effect relating to the image; and providing the image on the display after the swipe gesture.. ... Nokia

09/10/15 / #20150256569

Method and apparatus for constructing latent social network models

An approach is provided for constructing dynamic latent models that determine consumer/social network intrinsic properties and automatically recommend user interactions with different social networks. A modeling platform determines one or more social networks associated with one or more users, one or more devices associated with the one or more users, or a combination thereof. ... Nokia

09/10/15 / #20150256517

Method and apparatus for providing secure communications based on trust evaluations in a distributed manner

An approach is provided for providing secure communications based on trust evaluation in a distributed manner. A method can comprises: sending data to a plurality of devices, the data being encrypted with a communication key; encrypting the communication key with public attribute keys associated with attributes, wherein the attributes comprising at least one trust level related attribute representing an access condition for the data based on a trust level; evaluating a trust level of each device of the plurality of devices, to identify eligible devices of the plurality of devices whose trust levels satisfy the access condition; sending the encrypted communication key to the plurality of devices; and sending secret attribute keys associated with the attributes to each device of the eligible devices for decrypting the encrypted communication key, the secret attribute keys being personalized for the each device of the eligible devices.. ... Nokia

09/10/15 / #20150256319

Signaling in tdd communication

There is provided a method, comprising: applying, by a first node operating under a time division duplex communication scheme, a frame structure comprising an extended transmission part, wherein the extended transmission part at least partially overlaps in time domain with a reception part of a frame structure applied by at least one second node operating at least partially under the same transmission/reception pattern as the first node; and causing specific signaling to the at least one second node in the extended transmission part.. . ... Nokia

09/10/15 / #20150256236

Method of scheduling transmissions in a communication system

In a telecommunication system, a method of controlling and implementing uplink transmission schemes specifically for user equipment having multiple input/multiple output (mimo) capability, comprising: initialising said scheme at a network element; forwarding a message from said network element to said terminal indicating said scheme; transmitting uplink signals according to said scheme. It may comprises selecting a precoding arrangement such as a transmitted precoding matrix indicator or other scheduling grant information.. ... Nokia

09/10/15 / #20150255849

Semi-coaxial resonator

Provided is a semi-coaxial resonator that reduces the insertion loss in the pass band and that is made to be compact, lightweight, and low in cost. A resonator is formed by fastening a cylindrical first element with a square and planar second element at an open end (one end) of the first element. ... Nokia

09/10/15 / #20150254692

Method and apparatus for social networking service strategy based on spread simulation

An approach is provided for using spread simulations to enhance media distribution. The distribution processer determines one or more seed user groups made of one or more seed users. ... Nokia

09/10/15 / #20150254557

Method and apparatus for contextual content suggestion

An approach is provided for contextual content suggestion. A recommendation platform processes and/or facilitates a processing of contextual information associated with at least one device to determine one or more locations, one or more contextual parameter values, or a combination thereof. ... Nokia

09/10/15 / #20150254465

Method and apparatus for security mechanism for proximity-based access requests

An approach is provided for providing security mechanism for proximity-based interactions among devices. A first device (e.g., a memory tag) may determine a request for interaction between the first device and a second device (e.g., a mobile phone), wherein at least the first device is associated with at least one first antenna and at least one second antenna. ... Nokia

09/10/15 / #20150254064

Method and a technical equipment for social network service

The embodiments of the invention relates to a method and a technical equipment for social network. The method comprises determining a relation degree between a user and a connection for each user relation at a specific time; listing the determined relations in time order to create a time-serial relation sequence; repeating the previous steps for all connections of the user; and grouping the connections according to the created time serial relation sequences.. ... Nokia

09/10/15 / #20150253972

Method and apparatus for providing notification of a communication event via a chronologically-ordered task history

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to facilitate task management with a chronologically-ordered task history such that a user may more readily determine the status of various tasks and may efficiently interact therewith. The method, apparatus and computer program product may provide for notification of a communication event to be integrated into the chronologically-ordered task history so as to provide a visible reminder to the user of recent communication events. ... Nokia

09/10/15 / #20150253850

Method and display device with tactile feedback

An apparatus comprising: a receiver configured to receive data for at least one user interface element to be displayed on a displayed user interface at a location on a display and a tactile feedback signal indicator associated with the at least one user interface element; a touch sensor configured to determine at least one touch location corresponds to the at least one user interface element location of the displayed user interface; and a tactile effect generator configured to generate a tactile feedback signal to be output by the display dependent on the displayed user interface and based on the tactile feedback signal indicator such that the at least one user interface element provides a simulated experience.. . ... Nokia

09/10/15 / #20150253750

Determination of a parameter device

A method comprising receiving information indicative of a rotational input on a knob apparatus, the knob apparatus being an apparatus that comprises a knob configured to receive the rotational input, identifying a predetermined parameter directive type associated with the rotational input, the parameter directive type corresponding to a parameter of a separate apparatus that is configurable by way of a parameter directive, determining a parameter directive value adjustment based, at least in part, on the rotational input, determining the parameter directive such that the parameter directive identifies the parameter directive type and the parameter directive value adjustment, and causing the separate apparatus to configure the parameter by way of sending of the parameter directive to the separate apparatus is disclosed.. . ... Nokia

09/10/15 / #20150253158

Determination of a charge surface position

A method comprising determining that the apparatus is placed at a charge surface position on a charger apparatus, the charge surface position being a position of the apparatus on the charge surface of the charger apparatus, and the apparatus being configured to receive a charge signal from the charger apparatus based, at least in part, on placement of the apparatus at the charge surface position, determining that the charge surface position is associated with control of at least one separate apparatus, determining at least one operational directive associated with control of the separate apparatus based, at least in part, on the determination that the charge surface position is associated with control of the separate apparatus, and causing sending of the operational directive to the separate apparatus is disclosed.. . ... Nokia

09/10/15 / #20150253149

Method and apparatus for determining representations of abbreviated terms for conveying navigation information

A method, apparatus, and computer program product are provided to facilitate determining abbreviations of a term for conveying navigation information based on one or more other terms of the navigation information. In the context of a method, one or more terms for conveying navigation information are determined. ... Nokia

09/03/15 / #20150249930

Radio link failure report filtering

Embodiments of the invention include a method for collecting rlf data in a wireless network. The method may include receiving, by a first radio access node, rlf data related to a connection failure experienced by a ue. ... Nokia

09/03/15 / #20150249711

System, apparatus and method for providing partial presence notifications

A computer-implemented apparatus and method for communicating partial notifications relating to a presentity's presence information. The communication may be effected between presence servers and terminals coupled to the presence servers via a network. ... Nokia

09/03/15 / #20150249537

Quantum key distribution

Methods and apparatus for distribution of keys are disclosed. An optical signal for carrying encoded information in accordance with a quantum key distribution scheme is generated. ... Nokia

09/03/15 / #20150248896

Causation of rendering of song audio information

A method comprising receiving microphone audio information from at least one microphone, identifying a song based, at least in part, on the microphone audio information, receiving song audio information based, at least in part, on the identification of the song, causing display of, at least a portion of, a song indicator that represents the song, receiving information indicative of a song rendering input in relation to the song indicator, and causing rendering of the song audio information based, at least in part, on the song rendering input is disclosed.. . ... Nokia

09/03/15 / #20150248769

Method, apparatus and computer program product for disparity map estimation of stereo images

In an example embodiment a method, apparatus and computer program product are provided. The method includes facilitating receipt of a first and a second image. ... Nokia

09/03/15 / #20150248745

Processing stereo images

A method comprises estimating disparity values for pixels located in an occluded region of a first one of a defocused pair of stereo images using: a first set of blur map data corresponding to the first one of the defocused pair of stereo images; a first set of disparity map data corresponding to the first one of the defocused pair of stereo images; and a first set of occlusion map data corresponding to the first one of the defocused pair of stereo images.. . ... Nokia

09/03/15 / #20150248640

3d model and beacon for automatic delivery of goods

Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for drone delivery of products. In one aspect there is provided a method, which may include selecting, at a user equipment, a product; and selecting, by the user equipment, a three-dimensional location where a drone deposits the selected product. ... Nokia

08/27/15 / #20150245333

Configuration of a shared frequency band between wireless communications systems

A receiving node of a first wireless communications system is co-located with a node of a second wireless communications system, said first and second wireless communications systems are configured with frequencies on a shared frequency band. Information identifying a node of the first wireless communications system transmitting on the shared frequency band is received. ... Nokia

08/27/15 / #20150245255

Facilitating group handover

There is provided a method, including acquiring, by a network node of a source cell, information that a handover of a plurality user terminals currently connected to the source cell is needed to a target cell; determining at least one attribute with respect to each of the plurality of user terminals; selecting at least some of the plurality of user terminals to form a group of user terminals such that the user terminals in the group share at least one common attribute; and indicating the at least one common attribute of the group to a target node of the target cell in a group handover request message.. . ... Nokia

08/27/15 / #20150245242

Event based quality of service adjustment

There are provided measures for event based quality of service adjustment. Such measures exemplarily comprise applying a traffic management rule comprising a filter and first quality of service settings including a bandwidth amount, receiving a data packet of a service data flow, matching said data packet with said filter, and reserving, based on said bandwidth amount, bandwidth resources for a transport connection associated with said service data flow based on a matching result.. ... Nokia

08/27/15 / #20150245158

Apparatus and method for reproducing recorded audio with correct spatial directionality

An apparatus comprising: an input configured to receive from at least one co-operating apparatus at least one audio signal; an audio signal analyser configured to analyse the at least one audio signal to determine at least one audio component position relative to the at least one co-operating apparatus recording position; and a processor configured to determine an position value based on the at least one cooperating recording position and the apparatus position, and further configured to apply the position value to the at least one audio component position, such that the at least one audio component position is substantially aligned with the apparatus position.. . ... Nokia

08/27/15 / #20150245063

Method and apparatus for video coding

There are disclosed various methods, apparatuses and computer program products for video encoding. In some embodiments information on a type of available ranging information is obtained; and a type of ranging information suitable for encoding of a view component is determined. ... Nokia

08/27/15 / #20150244825

Data communication with remote network node

Data transfer between remote and base locations over a network is effected. According to an example embodiment of the present invention, a data router controls the routing of data between base and remote network appliances as a function of metadata describing the data and capabilities of the remote network appliance.. ... Nokia

08/27/15 / #20150244329

Technique for extremely high order im correction

A method for correcting high order im products is described. The method includes creating a modified input signal by increasing one or more portions of an input signal (such as the whole time domain signal for example). ... Nokia

08/27/15 / #20150244063

Apparatus for wireless communication

An apparatus comprising: a ground member; a conductive cover portion defining a first non-conductive aperture and grounded to the ground member; and an antenna configured to couple to radio frequency circuitry, the antenna being positioned at least in part within the periphery of the first non-conductive aperture.. . ... Nokia

08/27/15 / #20150243049

Classifying image samples

It is inter alia disclosed to classify samples of a set of samples of an image regarding whether or not a respective sample comprises optical information on a specific object type based on classification information. Therein, the classification information comprises a plurality of classifiers, each classifier being associated exclusively with one colour channel of a plurality of colour channels.. ... Nokia

08/27/15 / #20150242083

Circumferential span region of a virtual screen

A method comprising identifying a longitudinal edge and an opposite longitudinal edge of a flexible display that is flexed such that the flexible display is in a partial cylindrical configuration, determining a circumferential span from the longitudinal edge to the opposite longitudinal edge, determining circumferential span region of a virtual screen based, at least in part, on the circumferential span, receiving information indicative of an inertial scroll input, determining an inertial scroll stop position based, at least in part, on the inertial scroll input, determining that the inertial scroll stop position corresponds with, at least a portion of, predetermined contiguous content being within the circumferential span region of the virtual screen, and determining an adjusted inertial scroll stop position such that the entirety of the predetermined contiguous content is within a display region of the virtual screen is disclosed.. . ... Nokia

08/27/15 / #20150237994

Method and apparatus for portable device accessories

A method and apparatus in which two user separable clips are maintained joined. A user is allowed to separate and engage the clips against different sides of the portable device. ... Nokia

08/20/15 / #20150237645

Techniques for multi-rat (radio access technology) coordinated resource sharing

A technique is provided for receiving a resource request by a first base station (bs) of a first radio access technology (rat) from one or more user devices, selecting resources, from a group of resources shared by bss of a plurality of different rats, to be scheduled for the one or more requesting user devices, scheduling, by the first bs, the selected resources for the one or more user devices, and sending, from the first bs, a resource scheduling announcement identifying the scheduled resources to one or more other bss including at least a second bs of a second rat. Another example technique may include receiving a resource scheduling request from a first base station (bs) implementing a first rat, confirming an availability of the requested resources, and sending a first resource scheduling announcement to one or more bss implementing other rats.. ... Nokia

08/20/15 / #20150237610

Neighbor cell assisted tdd configuration

A method for neighbor cell assisted tdd configurations is described. The method includes receiving, from a serving cell, a first configuration. ... Nokia

08/20/15 / #20150237607

Search space arrangement for control channel

Control channels can benefit from a search space arrangement. For example, an evolved or enhanced physical downlink control channel (e-pdcch) in the long term evolution advanced (lte-a) physical layer can benefit in its design from a search space arrangement. ... Nokia

08/20/15 / #20150237533

Method and apparatus for mobile terminal mobility

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided herein to enable a current release timer value to be transferred to a target access point (e.g. Target cell) in an instance in which a mobile terminal is performing a handover or has recently attached to a target access point. ... Nokia

08/20/15 / #20150237440

Portable device with enhanced bass response

Apparatus comprising: at least one transducer configured to generate at least one lower frequency acoustic signal for output by a surface when in contact with the apparatus and at least one higher frequency acoustic signal for output by air conduction.. . ... Nokia

08/20/15 / #20150237021

Method and apparatus for querying content protected by identity-based encryption

An approach is provided for reducing communication traffic/cost and protecting content by applying recipient criteria in identity-based encryption. A criterion application of a querier causes, at least in part, transmission of a query associated with a first user described according to a first set of criteria. ... Nokia

08/20/15 / #20150236985

Optimizations for frequent small data transmission

Communication systems, such as an evolved packet system, may benefit from optimizations for frequent small data transmissions. In particular, certain communication systems in which mobile applications require numerous keep-alive messages or presence information may benefit from optimizations to state transitions between active and idle states. ... Nokia

08/20/15 / #20150236956

Traffic flow mobility with single host connection

There are provided measures for traffic flow mobility with a single host connection. Such measures exemplarily comprise the definition of a first binding between a set of home addresses of a host and an address of a first interface of a mobile access gateway to a local mobility anchor, the definition of at least one second binding between the same set of home addresses of the host and an address of at least one second interface of the mobile access gateway to the local mobility anchor, and the recording of a mapping between any one of the first and second bindings and traffic flows between the host and the local mobility anchor via a host connection to the mobile access gateway.. ... Nokia

08/20/15 / #20150236915

Methods, apparatuses, system, related computer program product for routing and processing policy requests related to group subscription

Methods, apparatuses, system and a related computer program product for processing policy requests are disclosed. The method comprises receiving (410) a policy request for establishment of a session for a subscriber; determining (420) if the subscriber belongs to a group subscription; verifying (430) if a binding exists between at least one policy engine among a plurality of policy engines and the group subscription, if the subscriber belongs to the group subscription; and routing (440) the policy request to the at least one policy engine based on the binding for processing the policy request if the result of verification is positive.. ... Nokia

08/20/15 / #20150236891

Usage control for subscriber group

A method for use by an apparatus of a communication network comprises detecting (s22) that a user or user equipment attaching to the communication network belongs to a usage group, based on group identity information that is allocated to the user or user equipment and identifies the usage group, detecting (s24), based on the group identity information, whether or not a first rules function out of several rules functions has been allocated to another user or user equipment of the usage group, and in case it is detected that the first rules function has been allocated to another user or user equipment of the usage group, selecting (s26), for the user or user equipment, the first rules function.. . ... Nokia

08/20/15 / #20150236829

Method, apparatus, system and computer program product for coordination of wireless transmission in a frequency band

A method and apparatus can be configured to perform steps comprising receiving channel-state information of at least one channel in a frequency band from at least a subset of a plurality of transmission nodes. The method may further comprise coordinating reserving of the at least one channel for a set of transmission nodes within the plurality of transmission nodes. ... Nokia

08/20/15 / #20150236824

Uplink downlink assignment indicator ambiguity handling for inter-band time division duplex carrier aggregation

Various communication systems may benefit from techniques for handling inter-band carrier aggregation. For example, systems of the third generation partnership project (3 gpp) long term evolution (lte) advanced (lte-a) may benefit from an uplink (ul) downlink assignment indicator (dai) ambiguity handling or inter-band time division duplex (tdd) carrier aggregation (ca). ... Nokia

08/20/15 / #20150235405

Display of a data source indicator and a data sink indicator

A method comprising causing display of a plurality of program interface elements, identifying, from the plurality of program interface elements, of at least one source program interface element that represents a source program, the source program being a program that is configured to send data to one or more programs, causing display of a data source indicator at a position that corresponds with a position of the source program interface element, identifying, from the plurality of program interface elements, of at least one sink program interface element that represents a sink program, the sink program being a program that is configured to receive data from one or more programs, and causing the sink program interface element to comprise a data sink indicator is disclosed.. . ... Nokia

08/20/15 / #20150235377

Method, apparatus and computer program product for segmentation of objects in media content

In an example embodiment a method, apparatus and computer program product are provided. The method includes extracting a first set of target-object regions and at least one set of non-target object regions from a plurality of regions of a video content based at least on likelihood information. ... Nokia

08/20/15 / #20150235374

Method, apparatus and computer program product for image segmentation

In an example embodiment, a method, apparatus and computer program product are provided. The method includes facilitating receipt of a plurality of superpixels of an input image and an object selection input for selecting part of a foreground object in the input image. ... Nokia

08/20/15 / #20150235128

Method and apparatus for generating media capture data and context based media based on crowd-source contextual data

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for generating context based media based on crowd sourced contextual data. In one embodiment a method is provided including receiving a first media; receiving contextual data associated with a consumption of a first media; generating an inference based on the contextual data; generating media capture data based on the inference and the first media; transmitting media capture data; and receiving a second media in response to transmitting the media capture data, wherein the second media is based on the media capture data.. ... Nokia

08/20/15 / #20150234464

Apparatus displaying animated image combined with tactile output

An apparatus comprising: an input configured to receive at least one animated image and at least one metadata, wherein the at least one animated image comprises at least two frames for generating a dynamic region and at least one data region for generating a substantially static region, and the at least one metadata comprises at least one audio/tactile signal data and at least one touch parameter control data; a touch controller configured to receive at least one touch parameter; an image decoder configured to separate the at least one animated image and the at least one metadata, and configured to generate an animated image comprising the substantially static region and the dynamic region; an event decoder configured to decode the at least one metadata of the animated image and determine at least one feedback event based on the at least one touch parameter; and an event output configured to produce an output based on the at least one feedback event, such that the feedback event is associated with the animated image displayed.. . ... Nokia

08/13/15 / #20150230160

Uniform ue initialization procedure for both in-coverage and out-of-coverage d2d communications

Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for providing uniform user equipment initialization procedure for both in-coverage and out-of-coverage device-to device communications are disclosed herein, incorporating a novel tri-timer design: an initial timer, a search timer, and an active timer. In a method a determination is made regarding a user equipment as being a clusterhead candidate which can act as a clusterhead of a cluster. ... Nokia

08/13/15 / #20150230153

Local cell discovery in macro-assisted enhanced local area

A macro enb (menb) triggers a small cell (ela enb) to transmit a sequence on a second frequency band using a triggering command that indicates a time to transmit the sequence. On a first frequency band the menb triggers at least one user equipment ue to detect the sequence on the second band, and this trigger also has a first indication of when the sequence will be transmitted. ... Nokia

08/13/15 / #20150230134

Method and apparatus for performing handover and re-establishment of connections

A method and apparatus can be configured to detect that a signaling strength of a first network entity has dropped below a threshold. The method can also include transmitting a measurement report to the first network entity. ... Nokia

08/13/15 / #20150230128

Network nodes and methods for transmitting low-latency data in a radio communications system

The present invention refers to methods and network nodes transmitting data in a radio communications system. In particular, the present invention refers to a method including the steps of receiving a portion of a data unit; and starting a processing of the portion of the data unit prior to receiving remaining portions of the data unit, and to a network node configured for executing the method.. ... Nokia

08/13/15 / #20150230107

Partial failure handling of bearer mapping in dual connectivity

Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for partial failure handling of bearer mapping in dual connectivity are provided. One method includes, during a secondary evolved node b (senb) addition procedure, providing a target senb with an indication of senb change together with information on bearers that were served by a source senb. ... Nokia

08/13/15 / #20150230075

Audio command-based triggering

Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for connectivity. In one aspect there is provided a method, which may include detecting, at a first device including an audio detector and a transceiver, an audio command; recording, at the first device, a first timestamp representative of when the audio command was detected; sending, by the first device via the transceiver, one or more packets to discover one or more other devices; detecting, by the first device, at least one response to the sent one or more packets, the at least one response including a second timestamp representative of when the audio command was detected by a second device and a second transceiver; and triggering, by the first device, an action based on a comparison of the first time stamp and the second time stamp.. ... Nokia

08/13/15 / #20150230063

Group messaging in a communication network

An apparatus of a communication network performs processing (10) for a group message to be sent to a plurality of devices. The group message includes an application layer content and a group identification identifying the plurality of devices. ... Nokia

08/13/15 / #20150230010

Transducer apparatus comprising two membranes

An acoustic transducer comprising: at least two membranes; and at least one adjustable coupling configured to adjustably couple oscillations between a first membrane and a second membrane of the at least two membranes.. . ... Nokia

08/13/15 / #20150229779

Proximity service charging

A mechanism for a user equipment is described. The mechanism comprises allocating a secure memory area, wherein said secure memory area being inaccessible by a user of the user equipment; generating an charging identifier relating to proximity communication involving the user equipment; collecting proximity service charging data during the proximity communication; storing the charging identifier and the proximity service charging data in the secure memory area.. ... Nokia

08/13/15 / #20150229457

Channel quality indicator reporting

A method, computer program and apparatus operate when resuming data transmission/reception upon activiation 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.. . ... Nokia

08/13/15 / #20150229375

Methods and apparatus for beamforming

Systems and techniques for carrier aggregated beamforming using elevation control. A base station determines a first elevation to be used for transmission to a user device using a first carrier, for example, based on information received from the user device. ... Nokia

08/13/15 / #20150229161

Charging and audio usage

Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for charging and audio usage. In one aspect there is provided a method, which may include detecting, by an accessory including a first connector and a second connector configured to enable coupling to a user equipment, a charger being coupled to the first connector; sending, based on at least the detected charger, an indication to the user equipment to change to a power receive mode; detecting, by the accessory, the change to the power receive mode; and allowing, based on at least the detected change, power to flow from the first connector to the second connector. ... Nokia

08/13/15 / #20150228274

Multi-device speech recognition

One or more devices in physical proximity of a user of a principal device are identified. Multiple audio samples captured by the identified devices are received. ... Nokia

08/13/15 / #20150227538

Method and apparatus for eventually consistent delete in a distributed data store

Techniques for effective delete operations in a distributed data store with eventually consistent replicated entries include determining to delete a particular entry from the distributed data store. Each entry includes a first field that holds data that indicates a key and a second field that holds data that indicates content associated with the key and a third field that holds data that indicates a version for the content. ... Nokia

08/13/15 / #20150227513

Apparatus, method and computer program product for providing access to a content

There is provided methods, apparatuses and computer program products for obtaining access to contents. In a method a content for at least one segment of a media presentation is defined. ... Nokia

08/13/15 / #20150227202

Apparatus and method for providing haptic feedback

An apparatus and method for providing haptic feedback, the apparatus comprising: a first conductive trace; a second conductive trace provided overlaying the first conductive trace and configured to move relative to the first conductive trace; a user input module overlaying the second conductive trace; wherein the conductive traces are configured to receive current such that when the current is provided movement of the second conductive trace provides haptic feedback via the user input module.. . ... Nokia

08/06/15 / #20150223274

Network assisted proximity service session management

There are provided measures for network assisted proximity service session management. Such measures exemplarily comprise discovering a proximity service target, said proximity service target providing proximity service, and setting up, via uplink and downlink signaling, proximity service communication with said proximity service target.. ... Nokia

08/06/15 / #20150223268

Channel access with carrier sensing mechanisms

A method including determining by an apparatus if the apparatus intends to receive a notification from an access node regarding a completion of data transmission by the access node to the apparatus. Based upon the determining, a value is selected by the apparatus for a subfield of a frame control field or for a field within a media access control (mac) header. ... Nokia

08/06/15 / #20150223261

Systems and techniques for muting management in multi-cell coordination

Systems and techniques for negotiated control of multipoint coordination. A first device (such as a central entity or base station) signals a second device regarding its desire to assert control over, or readiness to accept control by, the second device, with respect to coordinated radio transmission. ... Nokia

08/06/15 / #20150223255

Mechanism and apparatus to perform cooperative resource management in wireless networks

Various systems and devices may benefit from cooperative resources management. For example, third and fourth generation wireless networks may benefit from a mechanism and apparatus to perform cooperative resource management, for example, for video downloads. ... Nokia

08/06/15 / #20150223221

Methods and apparatuses for signaling radio bearer transmission in a heterogenous network

Methods, corresponding apparatuses, and computer program products for signaling radio bearer transmission in a heterogeneous network are provided. The method comprises performing, by a user equipment, as least one of the following: a local area radio resource control connection procedure with a local area base station over a local area specific signaling radio bearer; and a wide area radio resource control connection procedure with a wide area base station over a wide area specific signaling radio bearer via the local area base station. ... Nokia

08/06/15 / #20150223201

Method and apparatus for providing point of interest information associated with broadcast content

An approach is provided for transmitting point of interest information associated with a network broadcast. A point of interest platform receives, at a device, a program item over a network broadcast. ... Nokia

08/06/15 / #20150223198

Managing an active timer in a power save state

A method includes determining at a network node whether paging to be sent from the network node toward an intermediate node for further forwarding to a user equipment will arrive at the user equipment before the user equipment transitions from an idle state to a power save state. The method includes sending or not sending the paging toward the intermediate node based on the determining. ... Nokia

08/06/15 / #20150223195

Apparatus and method for antenna alignment

Apparatus comprising a first antenna configured to receive alignment signalling from a first transmitter over a first communication channel, the first communication channel having a first set of characteristics, and a second antenna configured to exchange data w.th a second transmitter over a second communication channel, the second communication channel having a second different set of characteristics. The apparatus also comprising a processor configured to process the alignment signalling received from the first antenna and determine the location of the second transmitter relative to the apparatus; and generate control signalling representative of the determined location of the second transmitter relative to the apparatus. ... Nokia

08/06/15 / #20150223169

Method, apparatus, and computer program product for initial indication of block allocation within page for wireless networks

Method, apparatus, and computer program product embodiments improve power saving in network environments. An example method embodiment comprises: generating by an access node, a management frame indicating a plurality of page slice elements; wherein each page slice element comprises a page index associated to a subset of wireless devices within a wireless network; wherein each page slice element comprises an indication whether a corresponding page index is served after the management frame and before a next management frame indicating another plurality of page slice elements; and wherein the plurality of page slice elements are for different page indices; and periodically broadcasting, by the access node, the plurality of page slice elements in a beacon frame to a plurality of associated wireless client devices.. ... Nokia

08/06/15 / #20150223166

Power preference indicator timer

In accordance with the exemplary embodiments of the invention there is at least a method and an apparatus to perform operations including starting, by a device of a communications network, a timer in response to a radio resource control message, where a power preference indication message is not sent by the device for at least a duration of the timer.. . ... Nokia

08/06/15 / #20150223135

Interference reduction through cell activation methods in heterogeneous networks

Apparatus, methods, computer program products, and software are disclosed providing reduction of interference occurring sometime after a capacity booster cell activates, where a coverage area of a capacity booster cell is at least partially within a coverage area of a coverage cell. Techniques include handing off user equipment from the coverage cell to the capacity booster cell, creating by the capacity booster cell scheduling gaps in subframes of radio frames and scheduling user equipment connected to the capacity booster cell in the subframes not in the gaps, scheduling communications for user equipment connected to the coverage cell in the gaps, and performing one or more operations to reduce interference with the capacity booster cell for uplink transmissions from user equipment to the coverage cell.. ... Nokia

08/06/15 / #20150223122

Systems and techniques for handover control

Systems and techniques for packet switched connection management. Upon a handover/cell change request with change of routing area code, an examination is made of parameters associated with a user equipment affected by the request for indications that the user equipment is engaged in a packet switched connection. ... Nokia

08/06/15 / #20150223106

Handling radio link failure

This document discloses transmission of a radio link failure control message in a situation where a control plane connection is established directly between a first access point of a cellular communication system and a terminal device of the cellular communication system and, additionally, a user plane connection is established between the first access point and the terminal device through a second access point. The radio link failure control message is transferred over the user plane connection during the radio link failure or proactively in an attempt to prevent the radio link failure.. ... Nokia

08/06/15 / #20150223094

Suspending minimization of drive tests (mdt) measurements

A method includes determining at a user equipment (ue) that logged minimization of drive tests measurements (mdt) is configured and thus a plurality of mdt measurements are to be made and results of said measurements are to be stored for reporting at a later time. It is determined that said measurements are to be stopped (suspended) for various reasons (such as the ue being in any cell selection mode or camping on any cell) and information indicating a reason why said measurements are to be stopped (suspended) is stored in the measurement log.. ... Nokia

08/06/15 / #20150223052

Secondary cell activation

A technique including: detecting at a communication device via a primary cell an identification of a plurality of cells operated at respective sites on the same radio resources as potential secondary cells for the communication device; subsequently detecting at the communication device via the primary cell an indication to perform one or more operations for one of the plurality of cells; and in response to the indication, automatically determining not to also perform the one or more operations for all other cells of the plurality of cells; wherein the one or more operations relate to the use of the one cell as a secondary cell for the communication device.. . ... Nokia

08/06/15 / #20150223020

Event-based assistance data delivery

A method and system which may determine when to deliver assistance data to a requesting user device. In one example, the user device may request updates of assistance data related to one or more data type from an assistance server. ... Nokia

08/06/15 / #20150222845

Method and apparatus for recording video sequences

A method for recording a video sequence comprises:—receiving a first instruction, which defines the position of a first boundary with respect to a preview image,—receiving a second instruction, which defines the position of a second boundary,—determining the position of a first sensor portion according the position of the first boundary,—determining the position of a second sensor portion according the second instruction,—providing first sensor data by forming a first optical image on an image sensor,—providing second sensor data by forming a second optical image on the image sensor,—determining a first image frame from the first sensor data obtained from the first sensor portion,—determining a second image frame from the second sensor data obtained from the second sensor portion, and—storing the first image frame and the second image frame.. . ... Nokia

08/06/15 / #20150222815

Aligning videos representing different viewpoints

A method for obtaining a plurality of source videos in a processing device (700), determining suitability of the source videos to form a panorama or multi-angle video remix from an event (702), selecting (704) and aligning (706) at least two of the suitable source videos. The suitable source videos represent respective watching angles or viewpoints to the event. ... Nokia

08/06/15 / #20150222799

Using inertial sensors to provide smoothed exposure and white balance adjustments for video and photographic applications

A first image frame is gathered. The first image frame, a first white balance value, and a first exposure value are stored. ... Nokia

08/06/15 / #20150222716

System and method for using presence information

An improved system and method for communicating presence information. According to various embodiments, the sequence of actions undertaken in established presence procedures are changed, and enhancements are also provided for watcher 5 information notifications. ... Nokia

08/06/15 / #20150222624

Method and apparatus for providing enhanced service authorization

An approach is provided for authorizing one or more services from service providers in a communications network. The approach includes receiving a request from a first service provider, the request having an associated primary token and a secondary token identifier, the secondary token identifier relating to resources of a second service provider. ... Nokia

08/06/15 / #20150222606

Method and apparatus for providing access control to shared data based on trust level

An approach is provided for providing access control to shared data based on a trust level. A method comprising, encrypting, at a first device, data with public attribute keys associated with attributes according to an attribute-based encryption (abe) scheme, wherein the attributes comprising at least one trust level related attribute representing an access condition for the data based on a trust level; storing the encrypted data into a data center, determining the eligibility of a user of a second device by checking whether a trust level of the user of the second device satisfies the access condition; and issuing to the second device, secret attribute keys associated with attributes and personalized for the user of the second device for decrypting the encrypted data, when the user of the second device is eligible.. ... Nokia

08/06/15 / #20150222488

Method and apparatus

A method comprising: determining within a measurement interval at least one effective network control function instance; selecting a subsequent measurement interval measurement data for at least one succeeding function; and executing the at least one succeeding function dependent on the subsequent measurement interval measurement data.. . ... Nokia

08/06/15 / #20150222433

Method and apparatus for disabling algorithms in a device

An apparatus for enabling removal or disabling of weak algorithms may include a processor and memory storing executable computer program code that cause the apparatus to at least perform operations including receiving an indication of one or more algorithms utilized by a communication device. The computer program code may further cause the apparatus to determine whether one or more of the algorithms are identified as a weak algorithm. ... Nokia

08/06/15 / #20150222396

Enhanced tdd ul harq timeline for ul-dl coexistence scenario

The present invention provides a method, apparatus and a program relating to an enhanced tdd ul harq timeline for ul-dl coexistence scenario. The present invention includes transmitting data in a first transmission, receiving acknowledgement information for hybrid automatic repeat-request pursuant to uplink-downlink configurations 0 or 6 in time-division-duplex mode for lte, determining the timing of a second transmission associated with a process for harq and transmitting data in a second transmission in the subframe according to the determined timing, wherein a second transmission associated with a process for hybrid automatic repeat-request is performed in a protected subframe if the first transmission associated with said process is performed in a protected subframe.. ... Nokia

08/06/15 / #20150220988

Method and apparatus for associating hotkeys with point of interest information

An approach for associating one or more hot keys with point of interest information is described. A hot key activation platform causes, at least in part, an association of one or more hot keys with point of interest information. ... Nokia

08/06/15 / #20150220556

Methods, apparatuses and computer program products for providing a protocol to resolve synchronization conflicts when synchronizing between multiple devices

An apparatus for resolving synchronization conflicts includes a processor and memory storing executable computer program code causing the apparatus to at least perform operations including receiving an indication from a first communication device specifying data for synchronization at a designated time in the future and receiving a message from a second communication device to synchronize the data at an assigned time prior to the designated time. The computer program code may further cause the apparatus to detect a synchronization conflict, pertaining to the data, among the first and second communication devices based on evaluating information of the indication and the message. ... Nokia

08/06/15 / #20150220555

Method and apparatus for performing an incremental update of a recommendation model

An approach is provided for determining one or more recommendations based on an incremental update of a recommendation model. An incremental platform causes, at least in part, a categorization of activity information into a plurality of subsets based, at least in part, on one or more user groups, one or more item groups, at least one update time for at least one recommendation model associated with the activity information, or a combination thereof. ... Nokia

08/06/15 / #20150220144

Method and apparatus for attracting a user's gaze to information in a non-intrusive manner

Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are herein provided for attracting a user's gaze to information associated with a portion of a display in a non-intrusive manner. A method may include determining to attract a user's gaze to information associated with a portion of a display. ... Nokia

08/06/15 / #20150220116

Display apparatus

An apparatus comprising a suspension unit comprising: a first part coupled to a display assembly; a second part coupled to an apparatus body; and a suspension part coupled at one end to the first part and at another end to the second part, configured to suspend the first part relative to the second part by the bending force of the suspension part, such that the display assembly is movable relative to the apparatus body.. . ... Nokia

07/30/15 / #20150215971

Mechanism for establishing packet data network connection with multiple ip addresses

There is provided a mechanism for establishing a single pdn connection with plural ip addresses and breakout or terminating points. When a communication connection provided with multiple ip addresses via a multi-address bearer connection is established, an indication is prepared for indicating a terminating point represented by a network element of the cellular communication network where data traffic, based on one of the multiple ip addresses, is branched to another network being different to the cellular communication network by means of an ip based communication link the indication element is sent to the communication network by means of a pdcp signaling e.g. ... Nokia

07/30/15 / #20150215932

Method and apparatus for performing muting coordination and for testing of coordinating communication

A method and apparatus can be configured to transmit a physical-resource-block muting request to a neighboring network entity. The method can also include transmitting at least one muting priority level for at least one physical-resource-block of the physical-resource-block muting request.. ... Nokia

07/30/15 / #20150215838

Method and apparatus for mobility control in heterogenous network

Methods, corresponding apparatuses, and computer program products for mobility control in a heterogeneous network are provided. The method comprises sending, by a source local area base station (e.g., a source access point), a handover request for handing over a user equipment to a target local area base station (e.g., a target access point), wherein the source and target local area base stations are connected with a same wide area base station and the user equipment is connected with the same wide area base station via the source local area base station. ... Nokia

07/30/15 / #20150215830

Mobility with discontinuous reception using mobility state

The exemplary embodiments of the invention provide at least a method and an apparatus to perform operations including in response to an indication of a handover by a mobile device to another network cell, adjusting network measurement parameters from a first configuration to a second configuration based at least on a cell type of the another network cell, and performing measurements in the another network cell using the adjusted measurement parameters. In addition, the exemplary embodiments of the invention provide at least a method and apparatus to perform operations including determining, by a network node, an optimal measurement configuration to be used in another network cell based at least on a cell type of the another network cell, and sending information including an indication of the measurement configuration towards a mobile device.. ... Nokia

07/30/15 / #20150215800

Inter-operability test indication for uplink-downlink configuration combinations for primary cell and secondary cell for wireless networks using carrier aggregation

A technique is provided to control transmitting, by a mobile station (ms) that uses carrier aggregation, a message including an interoperability test (iot) indication for one or more uplink-downlink (ul-dl) configuration combinations of time-division-duplex (tdd) radio frames for use by a primary cell and a secondary cell. In one example implementation, an iot indication may be provided for one or more (or each) uplink-downlink configuration combinations (e.g., one iot indication per ul-dl configuration combination). ... Nokia

07/30/15 / #20150215732

Positioning devices

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 are configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus at least to perform: receiving a signal constituting a positioning packet at a positioning device; processing the signal by: demodulating a header of the positioning packet from the signal; extracting an identifier from the header of the positioning packet; part processing samples of the signals; and forming a message from the part-processed samples; in response to receiving the signal, deactivating a receiver circuit of the positioning device for a period of time, the period of time constituting a sum of a time taken by the positioning device to process the signal and a preconfigured or random delay time; and activating the receiver circuit of the positioning device immediately subsequent the period of time.. ... Nokia

07/30/15 / #20150215573

Automatic image deletion

An apparatus and method including determining if a copy of an image file of an image has been transmitted from an apparatus as a backup copy of the image file; determining if the image file has predetermined metadata based upon a user handling or manipulating the image file after the image was captured by the apparatus; and automatically deleting the image from the apparatus based upon both the image file having been determined to have been transmitted from the apparatus as the backup copy of the image file, and the image file having been determined to not have the predetermined metadata based upon the user handling or manipulating the image file after the image was captured by the apparatus.. . ... Nokia

07/30/15 / #20150215409

Method and apparatus for location-based publications and subscriptions

A method, apparatus, computer program product and system are provided for providing mobile services via a scalable location-based publication/subscription comprising a subscription system. In this regard, a method is provided that includes receiving at least one subscription comprising a subscription area and at least one publication comprising a publication location. ... Nokia

07/30/15 / #20150215323

Method and apparatus for providing reactive authorization

An approach is provided for providing reactive authorization for accessing a semantic network resource. An access application of a resource owner entity detects an authorization proxy entity acting between at least a semantic network resource and a requesting entity that requests access to the semantic network resource. ... Nokia

07/30/15 / #20150215243

Method and apparatus for exchanging status updates while collaborating

An approach, is presented for exchanging status updates while on and/or offline when collaborating on various activities via one or more networks. A method comprises determining one or more tasks associated with at least one collaborative activity for one or more devices participating in the at least one collaborative activity. ... Nokia

07/30/15 / #20150215179

Exchange of throughput profile information for supporting coordinated scheduling

Various communication systems may benefit from information related to coordinated scheduling. For example, certain base stations may benefit from exchange of throughput profile information. ... Nokia

07/30/15 / #20150215077

Method, apparatus, computer program product, computer readable medium and system for fast feedback and response handling in wireless networks

Communication systems may employ transmission of feedback information and responses thereto, on a wireless connection such as a millimeter wave connection. The feedback information itself may be used to influence the beamforming or beam direction used for the transmission of the feedback information. ... Nokia

07/30/15 / #20150215005

Communications via wireless charging

Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for wireless charging. In some example embodiments, there is provide a method. ... Nokia

07/30/15 / #20150213494

Advertising based on widgets

Electronic advertisements and other types of electronic information are distributed based on user profiles and in particular, collections of widgets. User profiles may be generated based on a combination of user entered information and information inferred or derived from user behavior and interaction patterns. ... Nokia

07/30/15 / #20150213088

Method and apparatus for providing applications associated with location-based user-interfaces

An approach is provided for causing, at least in part, a presentation of at least one instance of an application in at least one user interface element (605) of a location-based user interface (501). The at least one user interface element (605) may be presented in association with at least one representation of at least one point of interest (503) in the location-based user interface (501).. ... Nokia

07/23/15 / #20150208350

Power efficient support of small packet transmission

Various communication systems may benefit from power efficiency. For example, certain communication systems associated with the long term evolution (lte) of the third generation partnership project (3gpp) may benefit from methods and devices for providing power efficient support of small packet transmission. ... Nokia

07/23/15 / #20150208346

Apparatus and method for support of additional maximum power reduction by user equipment

According to an example embodiment of this application, a method may include by a processor, receiving an indication of the version of an additional maximum power reduction table supported by a user equipment (401). According to an example embodiment of this application, a method may include by a processor, allocating different resources to a user equipment, receiving power headroom reports generated by the user equipment based on the allocated resources, and determining based on the received power headroom reports whether the user equipment supports an additional maximum power reduction table.. ... Nokia

07/23/15 / #20150208329

Supporting wireless local area network based positioning

An apparatus retrieves information on an availability of data on wireless local area networks for a particular area from a memory. The particular area is identified based on cellular measurements at a mobile terminal. ... Nokia

07/23/15 / #20150208264

Method and apparatus for adapting minimisation of drive testing reports to operational mode of user equipment using assistance information

In one aspect there is provided a method. The method may include sending, by a user equipment, a minimization of drive testing report to a network; and sending, by the user equipment, assistance information to the network for a minimization of drive testing function at the network, wherein the assistance information includes at least one of a mobility information and a user equipment indication representative of a preference for power saving at the user equipment. ... Nokia

07/23/15 / #20150208258

Remote access to a wireless device

In one embodiment, a mobile device is tested remotely under normal operating conditions. One or more mobile devices register with a proxy server through a registration message that includes an identification value from a mobile application running on the mobile device. ... Nokia

07/23/15 / #20150208232

Machine-type communication proxy function

One embodiment includes a method and apparatus for routing messages in a machine-type communication (mtc) architecture. The method includes receiving a request at a mtc-proxy residing at an egress of a network. ... Nokia

07/23/15 / #20150208228

Mobility state estimate (mse) or mobility history information reporting

Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for an optimized procedure, signaling, and configuration for the reporting of a mobility state estimate (mse) and/or mobility history information are provided. One method may include reporting, by a user device, mobility information to an associated network, and indicating one or more time periods during which the user device has been out of service coverage of the network.. ... Nokia

07/23/15 / #20150208226

Discovery method and apparatuses and system for discovery

The invention relates to methods, apparatuses, systems and computer program products for discovery of nearby devices. To facilitate discovery of nearby, i.e. ... Nokia

07/23/15 / #20150208203

Method and apparatus for providing transportation based recommender system

An approach for recommending location-based content items that account for locations with ease of access based on available transportation options is described. A content recommender platform determines one or more predicted locations of a user based, at least in part, on an ease of access from a location associated with the use. ... Nokia

07/23/15 / #20150208197

User-plane (supl) based positioning method for minimization of drive test (mdt) in mobile networks

In one aspect there is provided a method. The method may include activating, at the user equipment, positioning based on a start command received from a user plane agent via a user plane connection, wherein the start command activates positioning at the user equipment in order to provide positioning information for a minimization of drive testing processing; and sending, by the user equipment, at least one of a minimization of drive testing report and the positioning information. ... Nokia

07/23/15 / #20150208168

Controllable playback system offering hierarchical playback options

A first apparatus performs the following: determining, using microphone signals corresponding to a left microphone signal from a left microphone and a right microphone signal from a right microphone and using at least one further microphone signal, directional information of the left and right microphone signals corresponding to a location of a sound source; outputting a first signal corresponding to the left microphone signal; outputting a second signal corresponding to the right microphone signal; and outputting a third signal corresponding to the determined directional information. A second apparatus performs the following: determining, using microphone signals corresponding to a left microphone signal from a left microphone and a right microphone signal from a right microphone and using at least one further microphone signal, directional information of the left and right microphone signals corresponding to a location of a sound source; converting the left microphone signal, the right microphone signal and the directional information into a high quality left microphone signal and a high quality right microphone signal; and outputting a first signal corresponding to the high quality left microphone signal; and outputting a second signal corresponding to the high quality right microphone signal. ... Nokia

07/23/15 / #20150208156

Audio capture apparatus

An apparatus comprising: an audio signal analyser configured to analyse at least one audio signal to determine at least one audio component with an associated orientation parameter; a reference definer configured to define at least one of: a reference orientation for an apparatus; and a reference position for the apparatus; a directional determiner configured to determine a direction value based on the reference orientation/position for the apparatus and at least one of: an orientation of the apparatus; a position of the apparatus; an orientation of a further apparatus co-operating with the apparatus; and a position of the further apparatus; and a directional processor configured to process at least one associated directional parameter for the at least one audio component dependent on the direction value.. . ... Nokia

07/23/15 / #20150208004

Low light vision assistance

A portable unit for equipping vehicles for enhanced night vision system. The portable unit performs: presenting information to a user with a display of a portable unit; receiving by the portable unit an infrared image signal from an infrared camera; and presenting objects described by the infrared image signal to the user by the display of the portable unit. ... Nokia

07/23/15 / #20150208000

Personalized media remix

An embodiment of the invention relates to a method comprising receiving media content from at least one recording device, wherein at least one media content received from said at least one recording device is complemented with personating data and creating remixed media content of the media content being received with said at least one personating data. In addition an embodiment of the invention relates to a method comprising capturing media content by a recording device; monitoring the capture of the media content by logging personating data to the recording device and transmitting at least part of the captured media content to a server, which at least part of the captured media is complemented with the personating data. ... Nokia

07/23/15 / #20150207916

Method and apparatus for providing mechanism to control unattended notifications at a device

An approach is provided for providing mechanisms to control unattended notifications at a device. The approach includes determining that at least one notification presented at a device is an unattended notification. ... Nokia

07/23/15 / #20150207824

Framework for creating ad-hoc location constrained music channels

A method for creating and managing ad-hoc context constrained music channels is described. The method includes, in response to a request to initiate a music channel, determining whether music content available for the music channel is relevant and/or sufficient. ... Nokia

07/23/15 / #20150207608

Transmission adaptation

The invention relates to an apparatus including: 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: obtain a channel quality indicator comprising a detector class indicator informing transmitter's capability to a high order modulation, and substitute the modulation, coding and rank scheme utilising the high order modulation with a modulation, coding and rank scheme utilising a lower order modulation and providing nearest similar performance, if the high order modulation is not supported by a receiver.. . ... Nokia

07/23/15 / #20150207596

Fast load balancing by cooperative scheduling for heterogeneous networks with eicic

Scheduling decisions between a first base station and a second base station are coordinated with respect to using subframes overlapping almost blank subframes for transmission, wherein the almost blank subframes include mandatory almost blank subframes which are predefined and are not to be used by the first base station and may be used by the second base station for transmission, and optional almost blank subframes which may be used by the first base station and the second base station. The almost blank subframes may be used for transmission according to the coordinated scheduling, and the transmission may be received by a user equipment.. ... Nokia

07/23/15 / #20150207354

Methods and apparatus for battery characteristic conversion

A battery characteristic converter comprises an interface to a battery and to an electronic device to be powered with energy supplied by the battery. The interface to the battery and the interface to the electronic device are connected using a bidirectional voltage ratio converter. ... Nokia

07/23/15 / #20150207346

Additional battery pack

The invention relates to an apparatus comprising an autobalancing circuit that is configured to be electrically connected to a first battery and a second battery. The autobalancing circuit is configured to determine voltage difference vbat1−vbat2 between the output voltage of the first battery vbat1 and the output voltage of the second battery vbat2. ... Nokia

07/23/15 / #20150207058

Apparatus that changes physical state and a method

An apparatus including polymer configured to have a first state or a second state, wherein the volume of the polymer in the first state is different to a volume of the polymer in the second state; an actuator configured to be controlled by an input signal to cause the polymer to change between the first state and the second state; and a constraint configured to constrain the polymer in at least a first direction when the polymer changes between the first state and the second state.. . ... Nokia

07/23/15 / #20150206343

Method and apparatus for evaluating environmental structures for in-situ content augmentation

An approach is provided for determining three-dimensional mesh data associated with one or more object surfaces depicted in at least one image. The approach involves processing and/or facilitating a processing of the three-dimensional mesh data, the at least one image, or a combination thereof to determine one or more visual features of the one or more object surfaces. ... Nokia

07/23/15 / #20150206337

Method and apparatus for visualization of geo-located media contents in 3d rendering applications

An approach is provided for accurate processing and registering of media content for rendering in 3d maps and other applications. The approach includes determining at least one first pixel of at least one image that geometrically corresponds to at least one second pixel of at least one rendered three-dimensional map. ... Nokia

07/23/15 / #20150206307

Visual perception matching cost on binocular stereo images

In a method, a first image of a subject is taken from a first viewpoint. The first image of the subject is composed of a first plurality of pixels. ... Nokia

07/23/15 / #20150205997

Method, apparatus and computer program product for human-face features extraction

The present invention provides a method for obtaining a human-face feature vector from a video image sequence, comprising: detecting a same human-face image in a plurality of image frames of the video sequence; dividing the detected human-face image into a plurality of local patches with a predetermined size, wherein each local patch is around or near a human-face feature point; determining a correspondence relationship between respective local patches of the same human-face image in the plurality of image frames of the video sequence; and using human-face local feature vector components extracted from respective local patches having a mutual correspondence relationship to form human-face local feature vectors representing facial points corresponding to the local patches. Besides, the present invention further provides an apparatus for obtaining a human-face feature vector from a video image sequence and a corresponding computer program product.. ... Nokia

07/23/15 / #20150205881

Remote management and access of databases, services and devices associated with a mobile terminal

Apparatus, method and computer products are provided for remote network access and management of mobile terminals. The mobile terminal executes a web server application that allows remote network devices to access the mobile terminal. ... Nokia

07/23/15 / #20150203242

Product package

A product package including: an inner part and an outer part, the outer part being configured to move in relation to the inner part between an open configuration and a closed configuration; wherein the inner part comprises a compartment configured to store a product; and wherein the package further comprises an opening mechanism configured to automatically pull the product out of the compartment of the inner part upon opening the package.. . ... Nokia

07/23/15 / #20150202927

Vehicle tire

A vehicle tire (1), including a tread (2) which intended for rolling contact with a foundation, the tread 82) being formed with a tread pattern (20) which includes circumferential grooves (25) and transverse grooves (26) for removing water from a contact patch between the foundation and the tire (1). The circumferential groove (25) has its wall (251) formed with a flow deflector (259) reducing a width of the circumferential groove (25), commencing from the wall (251) of the circumferential groove (25), bypassing a reduced-width portion (250) of the circumferential groove (25), and continuing arcuately into the transverse groove (26) so as to turn into a wall (261) of the transverse groove (26).. ... Nokia

07/16/15 / #20150201444

Tethering over a wireless communication channel

A technique for tethering over a wireless communication channel is provided. According an example embodiment, the technique comprises exchanging, over a secondary communication channel between a first mobile device and a second mobile device, control information related to a tethering connection provided over a primary communication channel between the first and second mobile devices, and initiating, by the first mobile device, establishment, activation or reactivation of said primary communication channel in response to receiving, via said secondary communication channel, a request to access a resource in a remote network over said tethering connection using a mobile access point functionality provided by the first mobile device. ... Nokia

07/16/15 / #20150201401

Radio resource reservation in framed communication system

This document discloses a solution for carrying out radio resource reservation in a framed wireless network. A network node is synchronized to a frame structure of the wireless network, wherein the frame structure comprises a continuous flow of consecutive frames, wherein at least one frame comprises a downlink part and an uplink part, and wherein lengths of the downlink part and the uplink part in each frame are adjustable. ... Nokia

07/16/15 / #20150201368

Millimeter wave access architecture with cluster of access points

The exemplary embodiments of the invention provide at least a method and an apparatus to determine a beacon signal for a network node, where the network node is configured to connect with a cluster of access points in a wireless communication network, and where the beacon signal identifies the cluster; and send the beacon signal towards the wireless communication network. Further, the exemplary embodiments of the invention provide at least a method and an apparatus to determine a dominant access point of a cluster of access points based on signaling from at least one access point associated with the cluster of access points; and in response to the determining, direct communications towards the dominant access point of the cluster of access points.. ... Nokia

07/16/15 / #20150201337

Obtaining additional supported bands of neighbor cells via automatic neighbor relation (anr)

Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for obtaining additional supported bands of neighbor cell(s) are provided. One method includes reading, by a user equipment, a frequency band list broadcast by at least one neighbor cell, and reporting the frequency band list to a cell serving the user equipment.. ... Nokia

07/16/15 / #20150201317

Discovery method and apparatuses and system for discovery

The invention relates to methods, apparatuses, systems and computer program products for discovery of nearby devices (510, 520, 525, 540, 545). To facilitate discovery of nearby, i.e. ... Nokia

07/16/15 / #20150200965

Method and apparatus for enhancing communication security

A method and apparatus can be configured to transmit indicators to a network entity. The indicators indicate whether security will be applied to a media data, whether security will be applied by an application layer, and whether security will be applied by an evolved-packet-system layer. ... Nokia

07/16/15 / #20150200946

Security for access to the ip multimedia subsystem (ims) with web real time communication (webrtc)

Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for providing security between webrtc clients and ims are provided. One method includes storing, by a network node, at least one parameter per internet protocol multimedia subsystem (ims) subscription, where the at least one parameter comprises at least one identity of any web real time communication (webrtc) web server function that is authorized to authenticate an ims subscriber in webrtc. ... Nokia

07/16/15 / #20150200811

Method, apparatus, and computer program product for wireless network cluster discovery and concurrency management

Embodiments enable discovery of networks in a wireless communications medium. In example embodiments, a method comprises identifying, by an apparatus, a plurality of wireless network clusters by receiving wireless synchronization messages from one or more member devices of each of the plurality of wireless network clusters; calculating, by the apparatus, a cluster grade for each of the plurality of identified wireless network clusters based on information of the received wireless synchronization messages; selecting, by the apparatus, a wireless network cluster from the plurality of identified wireless network clusters, having a highest cluster grade for joining and operating in said wireless network cluster; and ranking, by the apparatus, non-selected wireless network clusters based on predefined criteria applied to information received by the apparatus characterizing the non-selected wireless network clusters.. ... Nokia

07/16/15 / #20150199941

3d touch sensor reader

Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for a 3d touch sensor. In one aspect there is provided a method. ... Nokia

07/16/15 / #20150199383

Systems and methods for indexing and retrieving images

Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided for indexing and retrieving an image. A plurality of candidate images is received. ... Nokia

07/16/15 / #20150199037

Dynamic threshold for local connectivity setup

Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for connectivity. In one aspect there is provided a method. ... Nokia

07/16/15 / #20150197122

Vehicle tire and anti-skid stud

A vehicle tire including a tread intended for a rolling contact against a foundation, the tread having a tread pattern which includes circumferential and transverse grooves for removing water from a contact patch between the foundation and the tire, and anti-skid studs mounted in the tread and including a stud body and a hard metal pin secured thereto. An end of the metal pin, intended against a foundation, is formed as an inclined surface, whereby the metal pin has its end provided with the inclined surface acting on the foundation in an axial direction of the metal pin to a varying depth and the inclined surface being placed relative to a rotating direction of the tire in such an orientation that, as the tire is rolling freely forward, a leading edge of the hard metal pin to impinge first on the foundation is lower than a trailing edge.. ... Nokia

07/09/15 / #20150195854

Methods and apparatus for contention based transmission

Systems and techniques for contention based transmission in a cellular network. A physical uplink shared channel is used for contention based transmission by a device such as a user equipment, based at least in part on information provided by a physical uplink control channel associated with the physical uplink shared channel. ... Nokia

07/09/15 / #20150195831

Data transmission

A method and apparatus is provided wherein a request for data is received. It is determined if the request is associated with a relatively small data transmission. ... Nokia

07/09/15 / #20150195775

Wlan radiomap with access points uniquely identified by combination of bssid and mcc

The application relates to storage and retrieval of information about access points aps of wireless local area networks wlans. It is known to store information about wlan aps, for example fingerprint data, in such a way that the data can be accessed using the bssid of the wl-an ap, i.e. ... Nokia

07/09/15 / #20150195771

Adding service set identifier or access point name to wlan to cellular signalling messages

The application relates to the integration of wlan access networks into cellular communication networks, often referred to as “non-3gpp access” in 3gpp standardisation, in particular ts 23.402. Location information, such as ssid, wlan access point name, wlan access point identifier, wlan access point mac address is currently not available for gtp based s2a nor gtp based s2b, and neither for the gn interface nor for pmipv6 based s2a. ... Nokia

07/09/15 / #20150195698

Method and apparatus for automated device subscription monitoring

An approach is provided for optimizing the use of a device based on the subscriptions and contextual information associated with the device. The optimizing platform determines at least one request to perform one or more activities associated with at least one device. ... Nokia

07/09/15 / #20150195692

Method and apparatus for providing device ringtone coordination

An approach is provided for providing device ringtone coordination. The approach involves determining a request for a playback of at least one ringtone at at least one device, wherein the playback is for a notification of at least one event. ... Nokia

07/09/15 / #20150195673

Providing service description

A technique for providing service data over a short-range wireless connection is provided. According to an example embodiment, the technique comprises broadcasting, via a wireless communication channel, one or more advertising messages comprising a preliminary service description regarding a service accessible at a remote server apparatus, the preliminary service description configured to cause associated service indication on a user interface of a wireless communication apparatus receiving at least one of the one or more advertising messages, receiving a user-initiated request for complementary service description from a requesting wireless communication apparatus having received at least one of the one or more advertising messages, establishing, in response to said user-initiated request, a wireless short-range point-to-point connection with the requesting wireless communication apparatus for providing supplementary information for obtaining complementary service description regarding said advertised service to supplement the preliminary service description, and transmitting said supplementary information via said point-to-point wireless connection to the requesting wireless communication apparatus.. ... Nokia

07/09/15 / #20150195630

Speaker suspension

An apparatus including a frame; and a speaker connected to the frame. The speaker includes at least one vibrating element and least one display element. ... Nokia

07/09/15 / #20150195577

Parameter set coding

There is provided methods, apparatuses and computer program products for forming a plurality of syntax element assignments, each syntax element assignment relating to a subset of parameters of a set of parameters, and each syntax element assignment comprising assignments of values to said related subset of parameters, forming an index for each of said plurality of syntax element assignments, forming a plurality of combination parameter sets, each combination parameter set comprising indexes of a plurality of said syntax element assignments of said subsets of parameters, and encoding at least one said combination parameter set into a video bitstream for determining parameter values for video decoding.. . ... Nokia

07/09/15 / #20150195573

Apparatus, a method and a computer program for video coding and decoding

A method comprising decoding one or both chroma components of a coded texture picture into one or two decoded chroma sample arrays, obtaining a reference sample array on the basis of said one or two decoded chroma sample arrays, and forming a decoded depth view component on the basis of said reference sample array; encoding one or two chroma components of a texture picture into one or two coded chroma components and reconstructing one or two reconstructed chroma sample arrays, obtaining a reference sample array on the basis of said one or two reconstructed chroma sample arrays, and using the reference sample array as a reference for prediction in encoding of a depth view component.. . ... Nokia

07/09/15 / #20150195372

Methods and apparatuses for facilitating utilization of cloud services

A method, apparatus and computer program product are to facilitate the utilization of cloud computing resources by a mobile terminal. From the standpoint of a mobile hub, a request for cloud services is received that has been issued by an application executed by a mobile terminal. ... Nokia

07/09/15 / #20150195286

Methods and apparatus for device information sharing

Systems and techniques for sharing data collected by sensing devices are described. At initial setup of a sensing device, authorizations for access to data collected by the device are defined. ... Nokia

07/09/15 / #20150195187

Method and apparatus for selecting a router in an infinite link network

A method, apparatus and computer program product are therefore provided in order to provide for efficient selection of a router (206, 208) for providing network services in an infinite link network. A mobile terminal (202) may identify nearby routers (206, 208) using link layer distance metrics in order to select an optimal router. ... Nokia

07/09/15 / #20150195071

Method and apparatus providing inter-transmission point phase relationship feed-back for joint transmission comp

Systems and techniques for joint transmission cooperative multi-point. A set of n csi reference signal resources are to be measured by a user device. ... Nokia

07/09/15 / #20150195057

Cell-specific reference signal interference cancellation improvement

A method includes receiving, at a user equipment, a signal including cell-specific reference signals from a number of cells. Cell-specific reference signal(s) are measured from one of the cells to determine measured result(s). ... Nokia

07/09/15 / #20150195042

Transmitting data to a rolling shutter sensor array via a light emitter array

An array of light emitters is arranged single-file along an emitting surface of a transmitting device and emits light in a z-direction normal to the emitting surface. The array of light emitters is aligned along a y-direction normal to the z-direction. ... Nokia

07/09/15 / #20150194185

Video remixing system

A method comprising obtaining, by an automatic video media remixing service, at least one source of media content to be used as a reference media content; analysing the at least one reference media content according to at least one stylistic parameter; and determining, on the basis of the at least one stylistic parameter, at least one editing rule or parameter for controlling creation of an automatic media remix.. . ... Nokia

07/09/15 / #20150193494

Media encapsulating and decapsulating

There are disclosed various methods, apparatuses and computer program products for media encapsulating and decapsulating. A container file according to a first format is obtained or generated including or referring to at least two media data units and to an obtained or generated metadata item according to a second format, the metadata item being valid for one or more media data units; and scope information is included in the container file indicating said one or more of said at least two media data units. ... Nokia

07/09/15 / #20150193399

Method and apparatus for determining partial updates for a document object model

An approach is provided for temporal registration of modifications in a document object model (dom) and providing an efficient update to the dom. A web content rendering engine processes and/or facilitates a processing of event data resulting from at least one interaction with a document object model to determine at least one modification to at least one node of the document object model. ... Nokia

07/02/15 / #20150189799

Electromagnetic shielding

An apparatus and a method of manufacturing the apparatus is provided. The apparatus comprises: a first electromagnetic shielding layer; a second electromagnetic shielding layer; at least one sensing layer, positioned between the first electromagnetic shielding layer and the second electromagnetic shielding layer, comprising an array of touch sensors and multiple traces for connecting the touch sensors to touch sensing circuitry; and at least one electromagnetic shielding wall, extending from the first electromagnetic shielding layer to the second electromagnetic shielding layer, for shielding one or more of the multiple traces from conductive user input objects.. ... Nokia

07/02/15 / #20150189643

Wireless communication devices

A telecommunication network is described in which information relating to access to resources such as the world wide web, may be transferred between wireless communication terminals at least one of which is a client of a server connected to the network and providing access to the resources. A method of transfer and a terminal suitable therefor are described.. ... Nokia

07/02/15 / #20150189624

Deciding transmission parameters

A technique including: making at a communication device a provisional decision about one or more transmission parameters for a transmission from the communication device to an access network or another communication device via radio resources managed by an access network; communicating the provisional decision to the network or the another communication device; and receiving from the access network or the another communication device an indication of a final decision about the transmission parameters for the transmission from the communication device to the access network or another communication device.. . ... Nokia

07/02/15 / #20150189619

Method, apparatus, and computer program product for secure distance bounding based on direction measurement

Method, apparatus, and computer program product example embodiments provide secure distance estimation based on direction measurement. According to an example embodiment of the invention, a method comprises receiving, by an apparatus (102) from a remote device (100), one or more wireless packets including information packets containing angle of departure information (160) of the remote device (100); determining in the apparatus (102), a first angle of departure and a second angle of departure from the received angle of departure information; and generating distance estimation data in the apparatus relative to the remote device (100), based on the determined first angle of departure and second angle of departure.. ... Nokia

07/02/15 / #20150189598

Radio link failure information

A technique, including in a radio link failure report from a communication device information about the power saving state of the communication device.. . ... Nokia

07/02/15 / #20150189558

Method and apparatus for wireless communication in a heterogenous network

A method, corresponding apparatuses, and a computer program product for wireless communication in a heterogeneous network are provided. The method comprises detecting, by a user equipment in a wireless wide area network, availability of a wireless local area network. ... Nokia

07/02/15 / #20150189547

Dynamic hotspot access control

A method including modifying access rights for a wi-fi network in response to a condition, wherein modifying the access rights for the wi-fi network allows users without wi-fi subscriptions to access the wi-fi network. The method may further include returning the access rights back to their prior state when the condition is no longer met.. ... Nokia

07/02/15 / #20150189492

Signaling details of user equipment mobility information related to idle and connected mode

Optimized procedures and signaling for the reporting of mobility information may benefit various communication systems. For example, communication systems of the third generation partnership project (3gpp) may benefit from signaling details of user equipment (ue) mobility information related to idle and connected mode. ... Nokia

07/02/15 / #20150189436

Method, apparatus, computer program code and storage medium for processing audio signals

An apparatus receives a first audio signal captured by a first microphone of a device and at least a second audio signal captured by at least a second microphone of the device. The apparatus estimates a diffuseness of sound based on the received first and at least second audio signals. ... Nokia

07/02/15 / #20150189412

Sound transducer acoustic back cavity system

An apparatus including a housing member and an airflow spreader. The housing member includes an acoustic back cavity for a sound transducer and at least two second cavities in the housing member spaced from the acoustic back cavity. ... Nokia

07/02/15 / #20150189007

Method and apparatus for sensor data processing

In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus comprising at least one processor and computer program code, configured to cause the apparatus to at least transmit to a sensor node a request for processed sensor data, the request comprising an identity of a second node capable of processing sensor data, and receive a message enabling access to the processed sensor data, wherein the second node is comprised in the same peer network as the apparatus. The apparatus may also be configured to receive from the second node an indication that the second node has data processing capability it is willing to provide.. ... Nokia

07/02/15 / #20150188799

Method and apparatus for providing a dynamic polling notification system

An approach is provided for managing polling interval and activity time for communicating notifications from a server to a device. A notification server may cause a configuration of at least one polling interval and at least one activity time for communicating one or more notifications from at least one notification server to at least one device. ... Nokia

07/02/15 / #20150186109

Spatial audio user interface apparatus

An apparatus comprising: an input configured to receive at least one detected acoustic signal from one or more sound sources; a sound direction determiner configured to determine one or more directions associated with the one or more sound sources based on the detected at least one acoustic signal; and a user interface input generator configured to generate at least one user interface input based on the one or more directions, wherein the user interface input is configured to control the apparatus operation.. . ... Nokia

07/02/15 / #20150185918

Apparatus and/or method for sensing touch input

An apparatus comprising: a capacitive sensor electrode; and material configured to temporarily modify a capacitance of the capacitive sensor electrode during a period after a touch input has occurred.. . ... Nokia

07/02/15 / #20150183369

Method, apparatus, computer program and system for controlling a vehicle's alert output

Examples of the present disclosure relate to a method, apparatus, computer program and system for controlling a vehicle's alert output (such as a car's horn) comprising: receiving at least a first input related to at least one context of a vehicle; receiving at least a second input related to at least one context of the vehicle's driver; and controlling an output of an alert in dependence upon both: the at least one first input, and the at least one second input.. . ... Nokia

06/25/15 / #20150181628

Supporting an access to a destination network via a wireless access network

For supporting an access to a destination network by a mobile device via a wireless access network, the mobile device generates a predetermined request, which is addressed to a connectivity test server in the destination network. The predetermined request is transmitted to the wireless access network. ... Nokia

06/25/15 / #20150181626

Method and apparatus for apparatus coupling

A method comprising receiving, by an apparatus, an indication of availability of proximity-based communication with a separate apparatus, receiving historical operation condition information, determining, based, at least in part, on the historical operation condition information, an operational nexus indicative of copresence of the apparatus and the separate apparatus across a plurality of different operation conditions, and performing an action associated with coupling the apparatus with the separate apparatus based, at least in part, on the operational nexus is disclosed.. . ... Nokia

06/25/15 / #20150181608

Apparatus and method for resource allocation

Apparatus and method for resource allocation are provided. An apparatus includes a controller which is configured to utilize a tree structure with more than one branch in the resource allocation of physical resource blocks, each branch including one or more legal starting positions for resource allocation. ... Nokia

06/25/15 / #20150181567

Method and apparatus for re-interpreting channel state information

A method and apparatus for re-interpreting channel state information are provided, which relate generally to wireless communications, and more specifically are directed toward the use of channel state information/channel quality indications in a wireless network. The apparatus includes at least one processor and at least one memory including computer program code. ... Nokia

06/25/15 / #20150181552

Method, apparatus, and computer program product for location determination using wifi

Method, apparatus, and computer program product for wireless position determination. According to an example embodiment, location determination of a mobile device may be performed by network elements using rssi and/or rcpi of a mobile device measured beacon from each of a plurality of access point devices. ... Nokia

06/25/15 / #20150181523

Enhanced power saving optimized configuration handling

Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for power savings. In one aspect there is provided a method. ... Nokia

06/25/15 / #20150181494

Methods, computer program products and apparatuses enabling to improve handovers in mobile communication networks

A memory includes a number of partitions, each assigned to a respective terminal, each including a first number of subpartitions of a first type, each assigned to a respective cell visited by the respective terminal. The memory includes second number of subpartitions of a second type, each assigned to a respective transition of a terminal between respective cells upon each transition of a respective terminal between respective cells, data is received pertaining to the respective terminal from a network entity(les) representing a respective cell. ... Nokia

06/25/15 / #20150181480

Signaling a new information element for the mobility state estimate of moving relay user equipments

An apparatus is provided which includes a first connection unit configured to provide connection to a user equipment, and a processor configured to detect whether a handover of the user equipment is required, and, if a handover is required, to establish mobility information regarding the mobility state of the apparatus as mobility information of the user equipment, and to send the mobility information to at least one network element involved in the handover of the user equipment.. . ... Nokia

06/25/15 / #20150181391

Methods, apparatuses and computer program products for providing automatic maintenance of a geoposition system

An apparatus for augmenting associations between places and fingerprints includes a processor and memory storing executable computer code causing the apparatus to at least perform operations including detecting fingerprint data from a beacon device(s), as the apparatus traverses one or more physical places. The fingerprint data corresponds to generated summaries of radio information corresponding to the physical places. ... Nokia

06/25/15 / #20150181365

Mobile telephone for internet applications

A control unit for a mobile telephone includes a web server adapted to connect to a web browser in the mobile telephone, wherein the web server receives information and provides the information to the web browser when connected to the web browser.. . ... Nokia

06/25/15 / #20150181321

Apparatus and method for providing an apparatus comprising a covering portion for an electronic device

An apparatus and method of providing an apparatus, the apparatus comprising: a covering portion configured to cover at least part of an electronic device; and a microphone configured to be electrically connected to the covering portion; wherein at least one electrical connection for the microphone is provided on the covering portion.. . ... Nokia

06/25/15 / #20150181200

Remote control system

A method comprising: capturing, by a device equipped with a camera, at least one image about a physical object; recognizing the physical object on the basis of the at least one captured image; retrieving a 3-dimensional (3d) model of the physical object from a memory; and showing the 3d model of the physical object on a display of the device.. . ... Nokia

06/25/15 / #20150181124

Method, apparatus and computer program product for image refocusing for light-field images

In an example embodiment, a method, apparatus and computer program product are provided. The method includes facilitating receipt of a plurality of light-field images of a scene captured in a burst capture by a light-field camera. ... Nokia

06/25/15 / #20150180937

Mobile communications terminal and method

A method for operating a graphical user interface of a computer terminal running multiple asynchronous simultaneous tasks. The progress of the tasks is shown in a list in an information window. ... Nokia

06/25/15 / #20150180902

Method and apparatus for causing a collaboration of privacy policies for a shared device

An approach is provided for determining one or more user inputs for specifying configurable privacy-related data for at least one shared device, wherein the one or more user inputs are associated with one or more users of the at least one shared device. The approach involves processing and/or facilitating a processing of the one or more user inputs to identify at least one potential privacy conflict resulting from the one or more user inputs. ... Nokia

06/25/15 / #20150180848

Push-based trust model for public cloud applications

In accordance with the exemplary embodiments of the invention there is at least a method and apparatus to perform operations including deploying, with a device of a private network, an application instance with an application web service in a cloud network; and based on the deploying, communicating with the application web service in the cloud network to establish a trust relationship with the application web service for the application instance.. . ... Nokia

06/25/15 / #20150180556

Mehod and apparatus for codebook-based precoding in mimo systems

A method including using a precoding code book for controlling transmissions from four antennas of a device, said code book including a plurality of entries, wherein said entries are such that a single layer is mapped to each selected antenna, said code book entries including different antenna pair combinations whereby one or two antenna pairs are selected for transmission.. . ... Nokia

06/25/15 / #20150180502

Output power control for rf digital-to-analog converter

Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for power control of rf dacs. In one aspect there is provided an apparatus. ... Nokia

06/25/15 / #20150180439

Programmable phase shifter with tunable capacitor bank network

Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for a programmable phase shifter. In some example embodiments, there is provided an apparatus. ... Nokia

06/25/15 / #20150180221

Protection of cables and connectors

Methods and apparatuses, including computer program code are disclosed herein that provide damage protection to cables and connectors. In one aspect, there is provided an apparatus. ... Nokia

06/25/15 / #20150179223

Video editing

A method, an apparatus and a computer program are provided. The method comprises: causing a computing device to enter a video editing mode in which first video content, captured by a first camera in a location, is played back on a display of the computing device and included in a video edit; and causing the display to overlay at least one visual indicator on the first video content, the at least one visual indicator indicating that second video content, captured by a second camera at the location, is available for inclusion in the video edit.. ... Nokia

06/25/15 / #20150179179

Backwards compatible audio representation

It is inter alia disclosed to provide a left signal representation associated with a left audio channel and a right signal representation associated with a right audio channel, each of the left and right signal representations being associated with a plurality of subbands of a frequency range, and to provide directional information associated with at least one subband of the plurality of subbands associated with the left and the right signal representation, the directional information being at least partially indicative of a direction of a sound source with respect to the left and right audio channel.. . ... Nokia

06/25/15 / #20150178378

Adaptive system

The invention relates to forming a prediction using an experience matrix, a matrix based on sparse vectors such as random index vectors. At least a part of a first experience matrix and at least a part of at least a second experience matrix are caused to be combined (1410) to obtain a combined experience matrix. ... Nokia

06/25/15 / #20150178337

Predictive service access

The invention relates to predictive browsing. A set of words for use with an experience matrix are formed, wherein the words are descriptive of a context of a system such as a current web page, and wherein said experience matrix comprises sparse vectors associated with words. ... Nokia

06/25/15 / #20150178296

Indexing of part of a document

An example embodiment comprising receiving of a document identified by a uniform resource locator, the document comprising document content, causing of display of a part of the document content, the part of the document content being less than the entirety of the document content, determining of an impression rating for the part of the document content based, at least in part, on the display of the part of the document, determining that the impression rating satisfies an impression rating threshold, and causing indexing, into a search index, of the part of the document content with regard to the uniform resource locator based, at least in part, on the determination that the impression rating satisfies the impression rating threshold is disclosed.. . ... Nokia

06/25/15 / #20150178038

Method and apparatus for handling the display and audio component based on the orientation of the display for a portable device

An apparatus comprising: a visual component generator configured to determine at least one display component and an audio component with an associated location relative to an apparatus display; an orientation determiner configured to determine an orientation of the display; and a component locator configured to determine the location of the at least one display component and audio component on the display dependent on the orientation of the display.. . ... Nokia

06/25/15 / #20150177891

Wearable apparatus skin input

A method comprising receiving information indicative of a first skin resistance measurement indicative of absence of skin contact between a wear surface electrode sensor and a non-wear surface electrode sensor, receiving information indicative of a second skin resistance measurement indicative of skin contact between the wear surface electrode sensor and the non-wear surface electrode sensor, and determining a user input based, at least in part, on the second skin resistance measurement is disclosed.. . ... Nokia

06/25/15 / #20150177840

Apparatus and associated methods for user input

An apparatus comprising: a processor; and a memory including computer program code, the memory and the computer program code configured, with the processor, to cause the apparatus to perform at least the following: based on a detected sprinkle gesture user input, provide signalling to apply an output effect using a user interface of an electronic device.. . ... Nokia

06/25/15 / #20150177837

Method and apparatus for adaptive feedback

A method, apparatus and computer program in which: an adaptive feedback profile is stored; user feedback signals are produced according to the adaptive feedback profile; contextual information is determined; context of the apparatus is detected based on the contextual information; and the adaptive feedback profile is adapted according to the detected context.. . ... Nokia

06/25/15 / #20150177825

Causation of display of information on a see through display

A method comprising receiving visual identification information from a separate apparatus, identifying the separate apparatus based, at least in part, on camera visual information and the visual identification information, determining that the separate apparatus is perceivable through a see through display, and causing display of program interaction information on the see through display such that the program interaction information corresponds with at least part of the separate apparatus viewable through the see through display based, at least in part, on the identification of the separate apparatus is disclosed.. . ... Nokia

06/18/15 / #20150173187

Apparatus comprising conductive portions and a method of making the apparatus

A method comprising: creating, first conductive traces (12) over a substrate (10) by selective creation of metallization over the substrate (10) using selective direct structuring of a material configured for selective direct structuring; and creating second conductive areas (16a, 16b) over the substrate (10) directly in contact with at least darts of the first conductive traces (12).. . ... Nokia

06/18/15 / #20150173103

Method and apparatus for network assisted data transfer scheduling

A method, apparatus, computer program product and system are provided for scheduling support for cloud services. From the perspective of a client device, a method is provided that includes causing a support request to be transmitted and receiving an indication message. ... Nokia

06/18/15 / #20150173091

Band and channel selection in 5g

Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for band and channel selection in a radio system are provided. One method includes generating, by a network entity, at least one performance map showing performance for different portions of spectrum in a wideband radio system. ... Nokia

06/18/15 / #20150173044

Management of a protocol interface for a heterogeneous network connection

Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for a protocol interface for a heterogeneous network. In one aspect there is provided a method. ... Nokia

06/18/15 / #20150173033

Fast recovering for network listening schemes in synchronization over air for small cells

The present invention provides methods, apparatuses and a program relating to fast recovering for network listening schemes in synchronization over air for small cells. The present invention includes tracking, at a first base station, a reference signal of a second base station, determining, whether the reference signal can be tracked, if it is determined that the reference signal can be tracked, adjusting, at the first base station, a system clock of the first base station based on the reference signal of the second base station, and estimating and storing parameters relating to a frequency difference between the system clock of the first base station and a system clock of the second base station, and if it is determined that the reference signal cannot be reliably tracked, adjusting the system clock of the first base station based on the stored parameters.. ... Nokia

06/18/15 / #20150173010

Solving exposed terminal problems in wireless networks

Methods, apparatus and program products are disclosed for allowing wireless devices in two wireless access networks whose coverage areas overlap to communicate with their respective access nodes. Groups may be assigned to wireless devices in the access networks and the groups may be used by wireless devices in the access networks to determine whether to access a communication medium or not. ... Nokia

06/18/15 / #20150172998

Dynamic control of network selection

There are provided measures for dynamic control of network selection. Such measures exemplarily comprise receiving a network list, said network list comprising at least one network discovery element, each of said at least one network discovery elements represents a particular network and comprises at least connection information for connecting to said network and a category assigned to said network, receiving a control signaling comprising at least one desired category, and selecting said network based on said at least one desired category and the category assigned to said network.. ... Nokia

06/18/15 / #20150172969

Signaling framework for assistance information

The present invention provides methods, apparatuses and a program relating to a signaling framework for assistance information. The present invention includes composing, at a source base station, to which a user equipment is connected, a first signaling message including information whether a target base station, to which handover of the user equipment is to be performed, supports assistance information, and transmitting the first signaling message to the user equipment.. ... Nokia

06/18/15 / #20150172968

Method and apparatus for providing notification of a network access technology switching event

A method and apparatus are provided for providing notification of a network access technology switching event. A method may include determining, at a communication device having an established connection to a network via a first network access technology and serving as a gateway to the network for a served device, that the connection between the communication device and the network is to be switched from the first network access technology to a second network access technology. ... Nokia

06/18/15 / #20150172947

Reference signal received quality measurement bandwidth adaption

Various communication systems may benefit from appropriate bandwidth selection for interference measurements. For example, evolved universal mobile telecommunication system (umts) radio access network (e-utran) systems may benefit from reference signal received quality (rsrq) measurement configurations that take into account an identified need.. ... Nokia

06/18/15 / #20150172930

Scalable deployment of network nodes

A method for communicating between nodes in a communication system. Communicating in a first node in a radio access network and a second node in a core network using messages associated with a first set of operations connecting the first node to the core network. ... Nokia

06/18/15 / #20150172915

Methods, computer program products and apparatuses enabling to conceal lawful interception from network operators

Methods, computer program products and apparatuses enabling to conceal lawful interception from network operators by suppressing the generation of the corresponding call detailed record, cdr. The present invention proposes to conceal interception from network operators by receiving a setup message to set up a monitoring connection towards another entity (e.g. ... Nokia

06/18/15 / #20150172909

Machine type communication interworking function

Communication systems, such as an evolved packet system, may benefit from various interworking functions. In particular, certain communication systems in which machine type communication devices are deployed may benefit from a machine type communication interworking function in a visited network. ... Nokia

06/18/15 / #20150172902

Method, apparatus, and computer program product for service discovery in wireless short-range communication

Embodiments enable discovery of services in a wireless communications medium. In example embodiments, a method comprises inserting, by an apparatus, an indication associated with a service available from the apparatus to an apparatus address field of a wireless advertisement packet; and transmitting, by the apparatus, the wireless advertisement packet including the inserted indication associated with the available service. ... Nokia

06/18/15 / #20150172901

Method, apparatus, and computer program product for service discovery in short-range communication environment

Embodiments enable discovery of services in a wireless communications medium. In example embodiments, a method comprises inserting, by an apparatus, an indication associated with a service requested by the apparatus to an apparatus address field of a wireless service discovery packet; and transmitting, by the apparatus, the wireless service discovery packet including the inserted indication associated with the requested service. ... Nokia

06/18/15 / #20150172896

Public safety service

The invention relates to an apparatus including: 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: select and configure a commercial user device to operate as a mobile relay agent for public safety usage and/or a public safety device to operate as a mobile relay and/or a mobile gateway for public safety usage, allocate a public safety specific spectrum to device-to-device communications for the public safety usage, and provide mobile backhaul services by using commercial resources.. . ... Nokia

06/18/15 / #20150172876

Subscriber group based cell broadcast

There are provided measures for subscriber group based cell broadcast. Such measures exemplarily comprise receiving a broadcast service message, said broadcast service message comprising at least first information indicative of a target subscriber group, and second information relating to network selection, comparing said first information with a preconfigured identifier indicative of an own subscriber group membership, and processing said broadcast service message based on a comparison result.. ... Nokia

06/18/15 / #20150172859

Accurate gnss time handling in dual/multi-sim terminals

Method, apparatus, and computer program product example embodiments are disclosed for improving the speed and sensitivity of position determination by wireless communication devices using assisted global navigation satellite systems (a-gnss). Example embodiments include multi-sim mobile wireless devices having an a-gnss location detection capability, with one or more rf modems that may communicate with one or more wireless carriers.. ... Nokia

06/18/15 / #20150172811

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.. . ... Nokia

06/18/15 / #20150172803

Method and apparatus for defining audio signals for headphones

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to facilitate the listener's configuration of a filter for audio signals to be output by a headphone. In the context of a method, an indication of a size of a headphone is received, such as an indication of a large size including circum-aural and supra-aural headphones or an indication of a small size including intra-concha and in-ear headphones. ... Nokia

06/18/15 / #20150172542

Display camera operation

An apparatus including a processor and a user interface unit including a displaying surface (220) and an image sensor array (240) integrated therewith. The image sensor array includes a group of image sensors (340a, 340b, 340c), each image sensor being configured for capturing an image. ... Nokia

06/18/15 / #20150172513

Methods and apparatus for color balance correction

Systems and apparatus for white balance correction. A reference object appearing in a captured scene image is identified and a color transform is computed, based on known color balance information for the reference object. ... Nokia

06/18/15 / #20150172404

Apparatus, method and computer program product for sharing data

There is provided methods, apparatuses and computer program products for delivering contents from a source device to a multiple of destination devices. In an apparatus in a source device an indication of a content selected for delivery to destination devices is received and at least one delivery condition to be used to control the delivery of the selected content to the destination devices is defined. ... Nokia

06/18/15 / #20150172391

Method, apparatus, and computer program product for network discovery

Embodiments enable discovery of networks in a wireless communications medium. In example embodiments, a method comprises inserting, by an apparatus, an indication associated with a neighbor awareness network to be advertised to an apparatus address field of a wireless advertisement packet; and transmitting, by the apparatus, the wireless advertisement packet including the inserted indication associated with the neighbor awareness network to be advertised. ... Nokia

06/18/15 / #20150172353

Method and apparatus for interacting with a media presentation description that describes a summary media presentation and an original media presentation

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided in order to process and utilize a media presentation description that describes both a summary media presentation and an original media presentation. A method, apparatus and computer program product may permit one of more segments of the summary media presentation to be requested based upon the media presentation description. ... Nokia

06/18/15 / #20150172018

Estimation of weak channel components

An apparatus and a method are provided, by which transmission of reference signals is controlled such that reference signals are transmitted in different time intervals depending on the strength of reception of the reference signals at the user equipment (ue) side. Moreover, an apparatus and a method are provided by which configuration information for measuring reference signals is received, wherein the configuration information comprises an indication about time intervals, during which reference signal with different strength of transmission are sent.. ... Nokia

06/18/15 / #20150172017

Bandwidth in wireless communications

Definition of a combined bandwidth is disclosed. Bandwidths for components of a combined bandwidth can be defined by selecting configurations for the bandwidths from a group of available bandwidth configurations. ... Nokia

06/18/15 / #20150171902

Receiver sensitivity

A method including capturing a signaling on a transmission path conveying a signal to be transmitted and on a reception path conveying a signal being received, setting model parameters related to a distortion effect on the basis of the captured signaling, the distortion effect being caused by the signal to be transmitted on the signal being received due to passive intermodulation between the transmission path and the reception path, generating a reference signal being related to a predetermined frequency spectrum part used by the signal being received by applying the model parameters on a captured signaling on the transmission path, and correcting the signal being received by using the generated reference signal.. . ... Nokia

06/18/15 / #20150171819

Tunable rf channel select filter

Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for rf filtering. Related apparatus, systems, methods, and articles are also described.. ... Nokia

06/18/15 / #20150170482

Causing display of a notification on a wrist worn apparatus

A method comprising determining of a notification based, at least in part, on occurrence of an event, the notification comprising a notification type associated with the event, causing display of a representation of the notification at a position on a wrist adherence portion of a wrist worn apparatus, the wrist adherence portion being distinct from a primary display, and the representation of the notification being indicative of the notification type, receiving information indicative of a notification selection input associated with the notification, and causing display of a different representation of the notification on the primary display of the wrist worn apparatus based, at least in part, on the notification selection input is disclosed.. . ... Nokia

06/18/15 / #20150170371

Method, apparatus and computer program product for depth estimation of stereo images

In an example embodiment, a method, apparatus and computer program product are provided. The method includes facilitating receipt of primary depth map and plurality of color segments, the primary depth map associated with a first image and a second image that are stereoscopic pair of images of a scene, and the color segments associated with the first image. ... Nokia

06/18/15 / #20150170370

Method, apparatus and computer program product for disparity estimation

In an example embodiment, a method, apparatus and computer program product are provided. The method includes facilitating access of a first image and a second image associated with a scene. ... Nokia

06/18/15 / #20150169780

Method and apparatus for utilizing sensor data for auto bookmarking of information

An approach is provided for utilizing sensor data for auto bookmarking of information in one or more applications. One or more applications on a device and/or at service provider may process sensor data to determine one or more items at which at least one user is looking. ... Nokia

06/18/15 / #20150169059

Display apparatus with haptic feedback

An apparatus comprising: a touch controller configured to determine at least one touch input parameter for at least one user interface element of a display; the touch controller further configured to determine a touch event dependent on the parameter; and a tactile effect generator configured to generate a tactile feedback signal to be output by the display dependent on the touch event such that the at least one user interface element provides a simulated experience.. . ... Nokia

06/18/15 / #20150169047

Method and apparatus for causation of capture of visual information indicative of a part of an environment

A method comprising determining that a user's attention is directed away from at least part of an environment surrounding the user, the part of the environment being within a capture region of a camera module, causing capture of visual information indicative of the part of the environment based, at least in part, on the determination that the user's attention is directed away from the part of the environment, causing storage of the visual information as at least part of a video media item, determining that the user's attention is directed towards the part of the environment, and causing termination of capture of the visual information based, at least in part, on the determination that the user's attention is directed towards the part of the environment is disclosed.. . ... Nokia

06/18/15 / #20150169002

Display suspension

An apparatus comprising a body portion; and a display assembly coupled to the body portion, wherein the body portion is configured to suspend the display assembly.. . ... Nokia

06/11/15 / #20150163815

Method for uplink-downlink interference mitigation in heterogeneous network

Communication systems, such as the long term evolution (lte) advanced (lte-a) of the third generation partnership project (3 gpp) may benefit from various enhancements. These enhancements can include lte time division duplex (tdd) enhancements for traffic adaptation and uplink (ul)-downlink (dl) interference management. ... Nokia

06/11/15 / #20150163812

System performance

A technique for improving system performance, including sending from a first access node to one more other access nodes neighbouring said first access node a communication about a change in configuration for at least one set radio resources between a plurality of configurations including a first configuration accessible to a first category of communication devices and a second configuration accessible to both said first category and a second category of communication devices.. . ... Nokia

06/11/15 / #20150163805

Operations on shared bands

A technique comprising: controlling a radio device to make on a first band a radio transmission including information for a plurality of other radio devices about operations at said plurality of other radio devices on a second band more widely shared than said first band.. . ... Nokia

06/11/15 / #20150163667

Location privacy in communication networks

A method including changing an access address of a network interface of a wireless network node, changing a frame sequence number of a network interface of the wireless network node in an unpredictable manner, and performing the changing of the access address and changing of the frame sequence number in a coordinated manner.. . ... Nokia

06/11/15 / #20150163635

Method, a server and a computer program for local discovery

In a method for local discovery a request to make a search for at least one local service is received from at least one device. A search is performed by means of at least one service directory to discover the at least one local service. ... Nokia

06/11/15 / #20150163622

Data packet processing for estimation of a direction towards a transmitter

It is disclosed to insert an anti-whitened data block, which is obtainable from a specific data block by anti-whitening, into a data block that is to be whitened by a whitening to yield a whitened data block, wherein the anti-whitening compensates the whitening so that the whitened data block will comprise the specific data block in non-whitened form. It is further disclosed to output, in a first operating mode, an output data block generated by one of whitening and de-whitening an input data block in its entirety, and outputting, in a second operating mode, one of: an output data block generated by one of whitening and de-whitening all parts of an input data block under exclusion of a specific data block contained in the input data block.. ... Nokia

06/11/15 / #20150163541

Using scalable codecs for providing channel zapping information to broadcast receivers

Scalable codecs are used for transmitting channel zapping data for one or more programs using timeslicing. The main codec layer may be utilized also for the zapping data, and the higher layers may be used in the primary channels. ... Nokia

06/11/15 / #20150163338

Method and apparatus for handheld device control by accessory device

A method and apparatus in which in an accessory device is adapted for attaching to a handheld device and the accessory device. A coupling is formed with a first input of the handheld device. ... Nokia

06/11/15 / #20150163279

Apparatus and method for transferring content between services

An apparatus, method, and computer program product are described for allowing a user to transfer content between web services, so as to allow the communication of content directly from one service to another, without needing to rely on a backend connection or the manual downloading and uploading of the content to and from a local device performed by the user. Rather, the user may be able to initiate the transfer of content between services through interaction with a user agent, such as a web browser used by the user to access web content. ... Nokia

06/11/15 / #20150163277

Signaling enabling status feedback and selection by a network entity of portions of video information to be delivered via wireless transmission to a ue

A method includes exchanging signaling between a first entity providing access by a user equipment to a video stream and a second entity through which the video stream passes prior to being delivered via wireless transmission to the user equipment, the second entity receiving video information corresponding to the video stream, the exchanged signaling associated with the video information received at the second entity. Responsive to the exchanged signaling, sending information from the first entity to the second entity to modify status at the second entity of at least a portion of the video information previously received at the second entity. ... Nokia

06/11/15 / #20150163036

High resolution channel sounding for fdd communications

A method includes scheduling a selected ue operating in a fdd mode to transmit sounding information on a downlink carrier frequency using selected resource(s) from a downlink radio frame, and communicating using the downlink radio frame by transmitting to ues in resources other than at least the selected resource(s) and by receiving the sounding information on the downlink carrier frequency from the selected ue in the selected resource(s). Another method includes scheduling a selected ue operating in a fdd mode to receive sounding information on an uplink carrier frequency using selected resource(s) from an uplink radio frame, and communicating using the uplink radio frame by receiving from ues in resources in the uplink radio frame other than at least the selected resource(s) and by transmitting the sounding information on the uplink carrier frequency to the selected ue in the selected resource(s). ... Nokia

06/11/15 / #20150161627

Method and apparatus for providing information collection using template-based user tasks

An approach is provided for providing information collection using template-based user tasks. The collection platform processes and/or facilitates a processing of partial information for insertion into one or more task templates to cause, at least in part, creation of one or more user tasks to verify, to extend, or a combination thereof the partial information according to one or more system requirements for information. ... Nokia

06/11/15 / #20150161578

Method and apparatus for providing navigation-centric billing and payment

An approach is provided for managing vehicle-related payment and/or billing transactions using a navigation-based user interface. A navigation extensions platform determines payment information, billing information, or a combination thereof associated with one or more vehicle related services. ... Nokia

06/11/15 / #20150160791

Method and apparatus for a virtual desktop

An approach is provided for managing desktop components. A device determines to facilitate access to at least one interface for subscribing to one or more inputs of one or more desktop components, advertising the availability of one or more subscriptions to one or more outputs of the one or more desktop components, publishing the one or more outputs of the one or more desktop components, or a combination thereof. ... Nokia

06/11/15 / #20150160788

Apparatus and associated methods

An apparatus 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 to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to perform at least the following: provide for first and second operational modes for a set of a plurality of user interface elements, the plurality of user interface elements in the set being associated with respective applications, wherein in the first operational mode, the set of the plurality of user interface elements is displayed such that limited contextual content is provided, the limited contextual content being associated with the respective applications and in the second operational mode, the set of the plurality of user interface elements is displayed such that additional contextual content is provided, the additional contextual content being associated with the respective applications.. . ... Nokia

06/11/15 / #20150160329

Determining location and orientation of directional tranceivers

A method comprises using a first directional transceiver (14a) to determine a first angle (α1) between a first vector (v1) from the first directional transceiver to a second directional transceiver (14b) and a second vector (v2) from the first directional transceiver to a third directional transceiver (14c), using the second directional transceiver to determine a second angle (α2) between a third vector (v3) from the second directional transceiver to the first directional transceiver and a fourth vector (v4) from the second directional transceiver to the third directional transceiver, calculating a location, relative to a local coordinate system, of the third directional transceiver using the first and second angles and locations in the local coordinate system of the first and second directional transceivers, the local coordinate system being defined relative to the locations of the first, second, and third directional transceivers, and calculating an orientation relative to the local coordinate system of the first directional transceiver using directions of the first and second vectors relative to the first directional transceiver and the locations in the local coordinate system of the first, second and third directional transceivers.. . ... Nokia

06/04/15 / #20150156813

Method and apparatus for management of cellular connections

In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus configured to receive a location update reject message and to determine whether a radio resource connection release message is issued in connection with the location update reject message. The apparatus is further configured to, responsive to a determination that a radio resource connection release message is issued in connection with the location update reject message, initiate an attach procedure using a new radio resource connection, and responsive to a determination that no radio resource connection release message is issued in connection with the location update reject message, to initiate an attach procedure using an existing radio resource connection.. ... Nokia

06/04/15 / #20150156739

Touch inquiry

A system for expediting wireless connection establishment between wireless-enabled apparatuses. In at least one example implementation an apparatus may transmit discovery messages for discovering other apparatuses. ... Nokia

06/04/15 / #20150156658

Service performance feedback in a radio access network

A technique, including transmitting from an access node of an access network an instruction to transmit one or more decoding performance reports relating exclusively to a specific type of service, which decoding performance report includes information about the result of one or more attempts to decode at a communication device one or more transmissions via which said specific type of service is provided.. . ... Nokia

06/04/15 / #20150156650

Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for out-of-band sensing in a cognitive lte system

Provided are methods, corresponding apparatuses, and computer program products for performing out-of-band sensing on an unlicensed frequency band. A method comprises sending a configuration message for configuring measurement on at least one channel in a frequency band of a primary system; receiving a measurement report made based upon the configuration message; and determining the usability of the at least one channel based upon the measurement report, wherein the configuration message includes information regarding a respective predetermined threshold of energy detection or primary-system-feature detection, and the measurement report is for reception when a measured energy detection value or a measured primary-system-feature detection value of a received signal on the at least one channel is less than the respective predetermined threshold. ... Nokia

06/04/15 / #20150156501

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.. . ... Nokia

06/04/15 / #20150156421

Digital zoom with sensor mode change

An apparatus including at least one processor, and at least one non-transitory 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 at least to, during a digital zoom having increasing or decreasing zoom values for first frames taken by a camera, and based upon a sensor mode changing from a first sensor mode to a different second sensor mode, using at least one new different zoom value to one of the first frames captured by the camera before the sensor mode change to form at least one new second frame.. . ... Nokia

06/04/15 / #20150156217

Method and apparatus for determining privacy policy for devices based on brain wave information

An approach is provided for processing sensor data to determine an identification of at least one object. The approach involves determining brain wave data associated with at least one user during an exposure of the at least one object to at least one user. ... Nokia

06/04/15 / #20150156171

Method and apparatus for providing privacy adaptation based on receiver context

An approach is provided for determining a communication session established between at least one first device of at least one first user and at least one second device of at least one second user, wherein the at least one first device and the at least one second device are in a collaborative context detection relationship. The privacy platform causes, at least in part, a detection of a presence of at least one third user within a proximity threshold of the at least one first device, the at least one second device, the at least one first user, the at least one second user, or a combination thereof, wherein the detection is performed via the collaborative context detection relationship. ... Nokia

06/04/15 / #20150155996

Self-organized distributed assignment, optimization, and use of physical cell ids

At a base station in a wireless network, interference is determined for a plurality of pairs of cells. Each pair of cells is between an individual one of one or more serving cells formed by the base station and an individual one of other cells that surround the one or more serving cells. ... Nokia

06/04/15 / #20150155846

Apparatus and methods for wireless communication

An apparatus comprising: a first resonant circuit configured to have an impedance at a first operational frequency band to impedance match a first radiator to radio circuitry, and to have an impedance at a second operational frequency band to impedance match a second radiator to the radio circuitry; a second resonant circuit configured to have an impedance at the first operational frequency band to impedance match the first radiator to the radio circuitry, and to have an impedance at the second operational frequency band to impedance match the second radiator to the radio circuitry; and a third resonant circuit configured to have an impedance at the first operational frequency band to impedance match the first radiator to the radio circuitry, and to have an impedance at the second operational frequency band to impedance match the second radiator to the radio circuitry.. . ... Nokia

06/04/15 / #20150155009

Method and apparatus for media capture device position estimate- assisted splicing of media

An approach is provided for splicing video segments based on media capture device pose information. The splicing platform may determine at least one first media frame and at least one second media frame. ... Nokia

06/04/15 / #20150154445

Method and apparatus for controlling transmission of data based on gaze interaction

An approach for controlling transmission of data based on gaze interaction. A data transmission determination platform determines one or more gaze metrics for one or more users. ... Nokia

06/04/15 / #20150154357

Method and appratus for determining consent to access medical data based on an aggregate reponse

An approach for determining consent to access medical data based on an aggregate response. The group consent platform processes a response from each user of a subset of one or more users, one or more user privacy settings, one or more group privacy settings, or a combination thereof to determine a privacy policy for the subset. ... Nokia

06/04/15 / #20150154239

Method and apparatus for multidimensional data storage and file system with a dynamic ordered tree structure

An approach is provided to determine one or more dynamic ordered tree structures and transition tree structures (e.g., based on one or more transitions of a device) to facilitate querying and/or accessing data stores. An apparatus and method determines to generate at least one index structure, determines to associate index objects of the generated index structure with one or more data objects of at least one data store, determines to generate at least one transition index structure based on the at least one generated index structure, and determines to associate the transition index structure with index objects corresponding to one or more data objects of at least one data store based on a transition of a device. ... Nokia

06/04/15 / #20150153999

Audio display playback control

An apparatus comprising: at least one input configured to provide at least one input signal; a mode determiner configured to determine at least one mode of condition based on the at least one input signal; a controller configured to control the reproduction of at least one audio signal based on the at least one mode of condition; and at least one actuator configured to reproduce the at least one audio signal within the apparatus by vibration of a surface.. . ... Nokia

06/04/15 / #20150153866

Method, apparatus and computer program product for a sensing panel

There are disclosed a method, apparatuses and a computer program product for sensing a movement of an object in proximity of a sensing panel. In some embodiments of the method proximity data indicative of existence of one or more pointing objects in proximity of a sensing panel is formed. ... Nokia

06/04/15 / #20150153780

Foldable device

An apparatus including: housing parts foldably connected to each other, the housing parts being configured to be movable between an open configuration and a closed configuration; a display assembly pivotably connected to the housing parts, wherein the display assembly comprises a flexible display part; the flexible display part is configured to bend in response to a closing movement of the housing parts; and the display assembly is configured to be retracted inside a space defined by the housing parts in response to a closing movement of the housing parts.. . ... Nokia

06/04/15 / #20150153458

Handling ephemeris extension data

Apparatus comprises: one or more memories configured to store data sets for each of plural positioning satellites, the data set for a satellite comprising ephemeris extension data and data relating to a lifetime or expiry of the ephemeris extension data, wherein the data relating to a lifetime or expiry of the ephemeris extension data is different for at least two satellites; and one or more processors. The processors are configured to execute computer code in the one or more memories such as to perform a method comprising: identifying one or more satellites for which ephemeris extension data is no longer valid; identifying one or more satellites for which ephemeris extension data is valid; determining whether to calculate a location based on the one or more satellites for which the stored ephemeris extension data is valid and, in response to a negative determination; sending a request for new ephemeris extension data; receiving new ephemeris extension data; storing the new ephemeris extension data; and using the new ephemeris extension data in calculating a location of the apparatus.. ... Nokia

05/28/15 / #20150150140

Method and apparatus for determining shapes for devices based on privacy policy

An approach is provided for determining at least one interaction mode of at least one application executing on at least one device, wherein the at least one device supports shifting from among a plurality of physical form factors. The approach also involves determining at least one selected physical form factor from among the plurality of physical form factors based, at least in part, on the at least one interaction mode, at least one user privacy policy, or a combination thereof. ... Nokia

05/28/15 / #20150150074

Method and apparatus for providing privacy profile adaptation based on physiological state change

An approach is provided for adapting privacy profiles to respond to changes in physiological state. The policy platform may process and/or facilitate a processing of sensor information to determine at least one change in one or more physiological states of at least one user, wherein the at least one user is associated with at least one context, at least one activity, or a combination thereof. ... Nokia

05/28/15 / #20150149679

Method, apparatus, and computer program product for managing concurrent connections between wireless dockee devices in a wireless docking environment

Method, apparatus, and computer program product embodiments enable a wireless docking center device to manage one or more wireless and/or wired peripheral devices on behalf multiple wireless dockee devices. An example embodiment of the invention includes receiving, by a wireless docking center device, at least two request messages for peripheral functions from at least two wireless dockee devices, including a first request message for a peripheral function from a first wireless dockee device, and a second request message for a peripheral function from a second wireless dockee device; and allocating, by the wireless docking center device, the requested peripheral function to the first wireless dockee device, based on determining at least a characteristic of the first request message indicates that the first wireless dockee device is entitled to the peripheral function.. ... Nokia

05/28/15 / #20150149469

Methods and apparatus for associating interest tags with media items based on social diffusions among users

An approach is provided for associating interest tags with media items based on social diffusions among users. The media tagging platform processes and/or facilitates a processing of one or more user profiles to determine one or more interest tags relating to one or more users, captured at one or more user devices to determine one or more frequencies of the one or more signals. ... Nokia

05/28/15 / #20150148099

Portable electronic device

A portable electronic device including a first section, a second section and a connecting section. The first section has a user input section and a first tubular housing member. ... Nokia

05/28/15 / #20150148074

Method and apparatus for proximity-based service

A method and apparatus may be configured to monitor a first channel allocated to proximity-based services within a cluster. The method may also include transmitting, if the user device is not receiving transmissions on the first channel, an indication that the receiving user device is not receiving transmissions on the first channel allocated to the proximity-based services within the cluster. ... Nokia

05/28/15 / #20150148029

Re-transmission of management information in a management network of a communications system

Disclosed are a system, methods, devices and computer program products for re-transmission of management information in a management network for monitoring and controlling a communications system. The management network comprises managers and agents configured as devices on different management levels. ... Nokia

05/28/15 / #20150147980

Multiband antenna arrangement

An antenna arrangement includes a switch having an open state and a closed state, a first antenna that operates as a first active driven element in a first frequency band in response to the switch being in the open state, and a second antenna that operates as a second active driven element in a first frequency band in response to the switch being in the open state. The closed state configures the first antenna and the second antenna to operate in a second frequency band different from the first frequency band by operatively coupling a first impedance between the first antenna and a radio frequency ground, and by operatively coupling a second impedance between the second antenna and the radio frequency ground. ... Nokia

05/28/15 / #20150147049

Video remixing system

A method and related apparatus for providing content information for a video remix, the method comprising: identifying at least one performer of an event on the basis of image data of a source video; obtaining information about a role of the at least one performer in the event; determining at least some video frames of the source video to contain said at least one performer as a dominant performer in said event; and annotating said video frames of the source video with a description of the role of the at least one performer.. . ... Nokia

05/28/15 / #20150146914

Audio transducer with electrostatic discharge protection

An apparatus including a diaphragm, where the diaphragm includes a membrane having electrically conductive material; a drive configured to move the diaphragm; and a connector configured to connect the membrane to a ground.. . ... Nokia

05/28/15 / #20150146874

Signal processing for audio scene rendering

Apparatus has at least one processor and at least one memory having computer-readable code stored therein which when executed controls the at least one processor to perform a method. The method comprises processing first and second (5) sets of substantially live audio data originating from first and second devices respectively to determine whether the first and second devices are observing a common audio scene, processing orientation information originating from the first and second devices to determine whether the devices are similarly oriented, and triggering a first action in response to determining both that the first and second (10) devices are observing a common audio scene and that the first and second devices are similarly oriented.. ... Nokia

05/28/15 / #20150146635

Timing advance management in the presence of repeaters and remote radio heads

A method for performing time advance (ta) management is described. An assignment of a first ta group is transmitted to a mobile device. ... Nokia

05/28/15 / #20150146632

Prioritization for uplink transmissions in case of hybrid automatic repeat request feedeback repetition

Communication systems, such as long term evolution, can benefit from enhancements to hybrid automatic repeat request (harq) handling. For example, certain lte systems can benefit from prioritization of uplink (ul) transmissions in case of harq feedback repetition, a method can include, when a random access channel preamble collides with ack/nack, prioritizing the preamble over ack/nack, the method can be performed regardless of repetition being configured or not. ... Nokia

05/28/15 / #20150146630

Multi-cell transmissions

A technique including selecting as a coordinating entity one entity from a plurality of radio access network entities each capable of both coordinating a multi-cell transmission and following the coordination by another entity of a multi-cell transmission; deciding at said selected radio access network entity on physical parameters for a multi-cell transmission; and distributing physical parameter information about said multi-cell transmission from said coordinating entity to others of said plurality of radio access network entities.. . ... Nokia

05/28/15 / #20150146629

Configuring a communication with user equipments operating with a different system bandwidth

A method configures a communication between a base station, a first user equipment adapted to operate with a first system bandwidth and a second user equipment adapted to operate with a second system bandwidth. The first system bandwidth is broader than the second system bandwidth. ... Nokia

05/28/15 / #20150146620

D2d cluster communication and configurations

Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for d2d cluster communication and configurations are provided. One method comprises receiving, at a first cluster head, information of a second cluster head; determining, based on the received information, a possible establishment of inter-cluster relationship with the second cluster; selecting a user equipment of at least one user equipment associated with the first cluster head, based on the received information, to relay information between the first cluster head and the second cluster head; indicating to the selected user equipment of at least one user equipment associated with the first cluster head to relay information between the first cluster head and the second cluster head; and negotiating, via the selected user equipment, an inter-cluster relationship with the second cluster head, wherein the second cluster head is associated with another user equipment for a device-to-device communication.. ... Nokia

05/28/15 / #20150146578

Management and control of application based charging

It is provided an apparatus, comprising generating means adapted to generate detection charging information related to an application; informing means adapted to inform a rules function device about a detection charging capability, wherein the detection charging capability indicates that the apparatus comprises the generating means; detecting means adapted to detect a start of the application; indicating means adapted to indicate the start of the application to the rules function device.. . ... Nokia

05/28/15 / #20150146043

Electronic device and method in an electronic device for processing image data

The invention relates to an electronic device for performing imaging, including a camera for creating image data (id) from an imaging target (it), the imaging target (it) including at least one primary image object (i1) and at least one secondary image object (i2), an image-processing chain arranged in connection with the camera, for processing the image data created from the imaging target, and a focussing unit for focussing the camera on at least the primary image object. In addition, a blurring unit is arranged in the image-processing chain, to blur at least some of the said secondary image objects in the image data, and arranged to use the information produced by the focussing unit.. ... Nokia

05/28/15 / #20150145602

Broadband rf power amplifier with active load modulation

An apparatus includes a main amplifier core and auxiliary amplifier core(s), an input signal splitter connected to inputs of the main amplifier core and the auxiliary amplifier core(s), and an output combiner connected to outputs of the main amplifier core and an the auxiliary amplifier core(s). The input signal splitter is configured to split an input signal into a first signal for the main amplifier core and at second signal(s) for the auxiliary amplifier core(s) according to frequency dependent nonlinear input drive functions. ... Nokia

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05/21/15 / #20150142983

Cloud services in mobile heterogeneous networks

Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for cloud services. In one aspect there is provided a method. ... Nokia

05/21/15 / #20150142822

Method and apparatus for providing crowd-sourced geocoding

An approach is provided for providing crowd-sourced location geocoding. A geocoding platform determines one or more location strings associated with at least one event, wherein the at least one event is associated with one or more users. ... Nokia

05/21/15 / #20150142799

Establishment of an association between an object and a mood media item

A method comprising identifying a mood media item association with an object media item, the mood media item being a media item of a face of a user while the object media item is being viewed by the user, determining an object that is associated with the object media item, and causing establishment of an association between the object and the mood media item is disclosed.. . ... Nokia

05/21/15 / #20150142425

Noise adaptive post filtering

An apparatus comprising at least one processor and at least one memory including computer code for one or more programs, the at least one memory and the computer code configured to with the at least one processor to cause the apparatus to at least perform: estimating a signal to noise ratio value for an audio signal; generating a post-filter comprising at least one of: a first formant frequency filter and a second formant frequency filter, wherein the post-filter is dependent on the signal to noise ratio value for the audio signal,. . ... Nokia

05/21/15 / #20150142355

Apparatus, method and computer program for sensing

A method, apparatus and computer program wherein the method comprises: providing a first input signal to a sensor; measuring a first output signal provided from the sensor in response to the first input signal and calculating capacitance of the sensor from the first measured output signal; providing a second input signal to the sensor; measuring the output signal provided from the sensor in response to the second input signal and calculating resistance of the sensor from the second measured output signal; wherein the first and second input signals are provided at different times.. . ... Nokia

05/21/15 / #20150141039

Updating of coverage area representations based on negative hits

It is inter alia disclosed to obtain or generate detection data. The detection data comprises position data that is indicative of a position of a terminal and one or more identifiers respectively related to one or more coverage areas detected by the terminal. ... Nokia

05/21/15 / #20150141007

Extended access barring for csg cells

It is provided an apparatus, comprising csg (closed subscriber group) determining means adapted to determine one of plural csg types to which the apparatus belongs, based on a csg entry stored by the apparatus, wherein the plural csg types are related to a closed subscriber group advertisement received from a cell of a base station; selecting means adapted to select one of plural eab (extended access barring) parameter sets based on the determined one of the plural csg types, wherein the plural eab parameter sets are received from the cell and wherein each of the plural eab parameter sets is related to one of the plural csg types; applying means adapted to apply extended access barring to an access of the apparatus to the cell based on the selected eab parameter set.. . ... Nokia

05/21/15 / #20150141000

Device to device interference triggered handover

Various communication systems may benefit from properly triggered handovers. For example, certain communication systems may benefit from device-to-device interference triggered handovers. ... Nokia

05/21/15 / #20150140974

Supporting the provision of services

For offering of services to a user, an object model of a real world object is created based on captured data on the real world object. Information linking a service to the model and identifying a type of the service is associated with the model. ... Nokia

05/21/15 / #20150139725

Apparatus or a method

An apparatus comprising: a support comprising a planar support surface; first protrusions protruding from the planar support surface and located on the planar support surface to position a first planar component within a first area; and second protrusions protruding from the planar support surface and located on the planar support surface to position a second planar component within a second area, which overlaps the first area, wherein at least some of the second protrusions are located within the first area and are configured to retract from a first protruding configuration for positioning a second planar component into a second retracted configuration for enabling the first protrusions to position a first planar component.. . ... Nokia

05/21/15 / #20150139601

Method, apparatus, and computer program product for automatic remix and summary creation using crowd-sourced intelligence

A method, apparatus, and computer program product are disclosed to create media mixes and summaries using crowd-sourced intelligence. In the context of a method, sensor and context data is received from at least one device. ... Nokia

05/21/15 / #20150139426

Spatial audio processing apparatus

An apparatus comprising: a directional analyser configured to determine a directional component of at least two audio signals; an estimator configured to determine at least one virtual position or direction relative to the actual position of the apparatus; and a signal generator configured to generate at least one further audio signal dependent on the at least one virtual position or direction relative to the actual position of the apparatus and the directional component of at least two audio signals.. . ... Nokia

05/21/15 / #20150139354

Polar noise shaping

Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for polar noise shaping. In one aspect there is provided a method. ... Nokia

05/21/15 / #20150139210

Method and apparatus for access parameter sharing

In a non-limiting and example embodiment, a method is provided for access parameter sharing. An access point receives a first message from a second apparatus, the first message comprising an information element indicating if access credentials may be requested for the access point. ... Nokia

05/21/15 / #20150139189

Method and apparatus for managing information in a communication system

In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention in a heterogeneous network, there is provided an apparatus, comprising a receiver configured to receive information from a local access point, the information comprising system information of a macro base station associated with the local access point. The information may be received responsive to a request and/or the information may comprise full system information. ... Nokia

05/21/15 / #20150139175

Wireless communication scheduling on shared spectra

A method includes scheduling, by a base station configured to service a cell within a cellular communication network, multiple grants to an apparatus in a coverage area of the cell. Each of the scheduled multiple grants includes time-frequency resources in at least one shared spectrum that is to be used by the apparatus to attempt to communicate. ... Nokia

05/21/15 / #20150139131

Method, apparatus and computer program to map a cyclic shift to a channel index

From the network perspective, an uplink resource allocation (pdcch) is sent that grants an uplink resource to a plurality of user equipments ues, and the allocation has an indication of a cyclic shift cs for each of the plurality of ues. The granted uplink resource is mapped to a downlink resource (phich) in dependence on the indicated cs for each of the plurality of ues. ... Nokia

05/21/15 / #20150139095

Method to address infrequent transmission

Communication systems, such as an evolved packet system, may benefit from methods for addressing infrequent transmissions. In particular, certain communication systems in which machine type communication devices are deployed may benefit from a machine type communication feature for infrequent transmission. ... Nokia

05/21/15 / #20150139094

Method of reporting channel state information

A method of reporting channel state information from a network element to a further network element of a communication network is provided, wherein the method includes decomposing the channel state information into different portions wherein the different portions correspond to channel state information varying on different time scales, and reporting at least one portion of the decomposed channel state information to a further network element.. . ... Nokia

05/21/15 / #20150139083

Communication efficiency

There is provided a method comprising: determining, by a transmitter node, maximum packet duration for a data packet to be transmitted, wherein the data packet comprises a plurality of data units; causing a transmission of the data packet; causing a reception of an acknowledgement frame indicating a failed reception of multiple consecutive data units of the transmitted data packet; determining a transmission duration during which the failed multiple consecutive data units were transmitted; and determining whether or not to adjust the maximum packet duration for upcoming data packet transmissions on the basis of the determined transmission duration.. . ... Nokia

05/21/15 / #20150138726

Elastomeric member and a method for arranging components

An elastomeric member (13) and method wherein the elastomeric member (13) comprises a plurality of grooves (31) wherein the grooves (31) are configured to receive edge portions of a plurality of components (14) of an electronic apparatus (1).. . ... Nokia

05/21/15 / #20150138406

Method, apparatus and computer program product for capturing images

In an example embodiment, a method, apparatus and computer program product are provided. The method comprises generating a preview of a scene by a first camera of an apparatus in a first mode, and generating one or more image frames of the scene by at least one second camera of the apparatus in the first mode. ... Nokia

05/21/15 / #20150138389

Method and apparatus for segmentation of foreground objects in images and processing thereof

In an example embodiment, a method, apparatus and computer program product are provided. The method includes facilitating capture of at least one image of a scene including a foreground object by at least one rolling shutter sensor. ... Nokia

05/21/15 / #20150138370

Method and apparatus for calibrating an audio playback system

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to facilitate calibration of an audio playback system with a video presented upon a display. In the context of a method, an image including a display from a first location is received. ... Nokia

05/21/15 / #20150138310

Automatic scene parsing

A method comprising: obtaining an image about an at least one object of interest and a three-dimensional (3d) point cloud about said object of interest; aligning the 3d point cloud with the image; segmenting the image into a plurality of superpixels preserving a graph structure and spatial neighbourhood of pixel data of the image; associating the superpixels in the image with a subset of said 3d points, said subset of 3d points representing a planar patch in said object of interest; extracting a plurality of 3d features for each patch; and assigning at least one vector representing at least one 3d feature with a semantic label on the basis of at least one extracted 3d feature of the patch.. . ... Nokia

05/21/15 / #20150138230

Method and apparatus for annotating point of interest information

An approach is provided for annotating point of interest information to structures. One or more representations of at least one structure are determined. ... Nokia

05/21/15 / #20150137618

Adaptive battery protection

Methods and apparatuses, including computer program code are disclosed herein that provide adaptive battery protection. A method includes disabling a timer, when a current drawn by a battery-powered device from a battery is less than or equal to a lower current threshold. ... Nokia

05/07/15 / #20150128282

Privacy protection for participatory sensing system

Provided is a method that may be used for privacy protection. The method comprises: generating a pseudonym at a user equipment in association with sensed data; calculating a unique value based upon the pseudonym using a first algorithm; sending the unique value and the sensed data to a server; receiving from the server a certificate, wherein the certificate is calculated based at least in part on the unique value using a second algorithm; and sending at least the pseudonym and the certificate to a certification center via a secure channel, for obtaining a reward associated with the sensed data; wherein the certification center is internal or external to the server. ... Nokia

05/07/15 / #20150127829

Method and apparatus for transforming application access and data storage details to privacy policies

An approach is provided for transforming application access and data storage details associated with a mobile device to application specific privacy policies. A policy platform processes and/or facilitates a processing of an application code to identify one or more application programming interfaces invoked by the application code. ... Nokia

05/07/15 / #20150127771

Method and apparatus

A method includes causing a first request to be sent; receiving a response to said request including a script; causing a second request to be sent including parameter information; running said script to determine type information associated with said parameter information; and causing said type information to be sent.. . ... Nokia

05/07/15 / #20150127447

Method and apparatus for coupon redemption based on connectivity and spatial configuration

An approach is provided for validating redemption of a coupon. The coupon management module causes, at least in part, presentation of a coupon via a device. ... Nokia

05/07/15 / #20150127252

System for interaction of navigation and connectivity applications and personal information management applications

A system and method for providing fluent interaction between connectivity applications, personal information management applications and navigation applications. The present invention enables a user to launch navigation application directly from a “contacts” application. ... Nokia

05/07/15 / #20150126258

Back cover releasing mechanism for mobile device, back cover and mobile device using the same

Embodiments of the present invention relate to a back cover releasing mechanism, a back cover and a mobile device using the same. The back cover releasing mechanism for a mobile device comprises an elongated side key comprising a first end and a second end, configured to be mounted along and in parallel with a side of the mobile device; and a sliding member comprising a base portion configured to be coupled to the side key, and a latch portion, wherein the latch portion is configured to engage a back cover of the mobile device, and wherein the latch portion is also configured to be disengaged from the back cover of the mobile device if the first end and the second end of the side key are both pressed toward the interior of the mobile device and the base portion of the sliding member is forced to move toward the interior of the mobile device.. ... Nokia

05/07/15 / #20150126236

Controlling interference caused by secondary systems

There is provided a method comprising: obtaining, at a base station of a secondary user system utilizing shared radio communication resources with a coexisting primary user system, channel state information with respect to both a propagation channel between the secondary user and the base station and a propagation channel between the secondary user and a primary user; jointly determining power allocation and transmit coefficients for at least one data stream which is to be transmitted from the secondary user to the base station; and causing communication of information indicating the determined power allocation and transmit coefficients to the secondary user.. . ... Nokia

05/07/15 / #20150126210

Interference-avoidance oriented carrier reuse of device-to-device (d2d) communication in cellular networks

An apparatus and method for interference-avoidance in a hybrid communications network is provided. The method includes obtaining related information for interfering cellular user equipment in the hybrid network, reporting the related information for the interfering cellular user equipment to an evolved node b (enb), receiving a list of component carriers and competition related information for the component carriers, and selecting one or more proper component carriers from the list of component carriers according to certain rules.. ... Nokia

05/07/15 / #20150126207

Coexistence of lte operated in unlicesnsed band

A cellular access node collects information about at least interference in a plurality of channels in unlicensed spectrum, and uses that collected information to update an allocation of the channels among at least two different access points aps. In one embodiment the information is collected from measurement reports received from each ap which indicates whether the various respective channels are available or reserved. ... Nokia

05/07/15 / #20150126184

Updating subscription information

Various methods are described for providing updated network subscription information for a device to one or more other devices. One example method may comprise establishing a first subscription associated with a first network operator for a device. ... Nokia

05/07/15 / #20150126147

Enhanced control of services

Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for control of service. In one aspect there is provided a method. ... Nokia

05/07/15 / #20150124980

Detection of a microphone

An apparatus comprising: an input configured to receive at least two microphone signals associated with at least one acoustic source; an audio source determiner configured to determine from at least part of the at least two microphone signals at least one audio source based on the at least one acoustic source; an audio source direction determiner configured to determine at least one direction associated with the determined at least one audio source; a calibrator configured to calibrate at least one of the at least two microphone signals based on the at least one direction.. . ... Nokia

05/07/15 / #20150124972

Audio processing for mono signals

It is inter alia disclosed to generate a signal representation at least based on a noise reduced component from a signal and on a noise component from the signal, said signal representation comprising at least two channel representations.. . ... Nokia

05/07/15 / #20150124959

Method, system and device for reducing interference between a first and a second digital subscriber line

The invention relates to a method and to a device for reducing interference between a first and a second digital subscriber line, dsl. A corresponding communication system is also provided. ... Nokia

05/07/15 / #20150124770

Blind decoding

A method includes selecting, in a system in which a communication device searches for unscheduled transmissions of downlink control information for said communication device, a combination of search spaces for unscheduled transmissions of downlink control information for a communication device by a number of transmission techniques. The method includes transmitting an indication of the result of the selected combination to said communication device. ... Nokia

05/07/15 / #20150124754

Fine-grain and backward-compliant resource allocation

There is provided fine-grain and backward-compliant resource allocation, comprising allocating, to a control channel, one of a first plurality of bandwidths being standardized for a first radio access standard, and allocating, to a data channel, one of a second plurality of bandwidths being standardized for a second radio access standard, the second bandwidths plurality exceeding the first bandwidths plurality in terms of at least one of granularity and range. The thus disclosed resource allocation may exemplarily be applied on a downlink.. ... Nokia

05/07/15 / #20150124727

Ack/nak bit bundling in carrier aggregation scenarios

Techniques are disclosed for ack/nak bit bundling in carrier aggregation scenarios. Such measures exemplarily comprise generating a set of acknowledgement bits confirming receipt of payload data of a radio frame in a carrier aggregation mode aggregating a primary and at least one secondary carrier, said radio frame being divided into a plurality of downlink subframes and uplink subframes, each of said downlink subframes comprising at least one codeword per carrier, each of said acknowledgement bits is allocated to one of said codewords of one of said downlink subframes, and applying spatial domain bundling and/or time domain bundling on said set of acknowledgement bits distinctive for each of said primary and said at least one secondary carrier, wherein said spatial domain bundling is an and operation of all acknowledgement bits allocated to each codeword of one carrier of said primary and said at least one secondary carrier and one downlink subframe.. ... Nokia

05/07/15 / #20150124712

Methods and apparatus for wireless networking

Systems and techniques for management of wireless network transmission. A high efficiency wireless network that can operate using a contention free period defines an interframe space that is shorter than the interframe space used in legacy networks, so that a legacy network will be unable to contend for the medium if the high efficiency wireless network transmits during the contention free period. ... Nokia

05/07/15 / #20150124706

Method and apparatus for signaling sequence root

A first access node of a first network utilizes code sequences, assigned to different user devices, to distinguish at least acknowledgements received in parallel or sequentially from those user devices. The first access node determines from received signaling that a root sequence of the code sequences is in use by a second access node of a second network, then changes that root sequence of the code sequences assigned to the different user devices. ... Nokia

05/07/15 / #20150124613

Distributed anchor denb solution for mobile relay

It is provided an apparatus, comprising storing means adapted to store a group identifier of a cooperative group of one or more network nodes and related one or more node identifiers, wherein each node identifier is related to a network node in the cooperative group; selecting means adapted to select at least one of the network nodes in the cooperative group to provide a gateway function for a relay node upon a request received from the relay node, wherein the request comprises the group identifier of the cooperative group; providing means adapted to provide the respective node identifiers of the at least one selected network node to an access network node for which the providing means is aware that the relay node is connected to the access network node via a radio interface, and to provide an identification of the access network node to each of the at least one selected network node.. . ... Nokia

05/07/15 / #20150124601

Method and apparatus for network traffic offloading

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for managing network traffic offloading. In the context of a method, a method is provided that includes determining, based at least in part on a qos (quality of service) mapping scheme, whether a data flow should be offloaded from a first access point to a second access point. ... Nokia

05/07/15 / #20150124059

Multi-frame image calibrator

An apparatus comprising: an image analyser configured to analyse at least two images to determine at least one matched feature; a camera definer configured to determine at least two difference parameters between the at least two images; and a rectification determiner configured to determine values for the at least two difference parameters in an error search using an error criterion based on the at least one matched feature in the at least two images and an estimated difference parameter value, wherein the value for each difference parameter is determined serially.. . ... Nokia

04/30/15 / #20150121490

Key derivation method and apparatus for local access under control of a cellular network

A method for key derivation may comprise: generating a second key based at least in part on a first key for a first connection between a user equipment and a first network node, in response to a decision to enter an idle mode; releasing the first connection to enter the idle mode; providing an identity of the user equipment to the first network node via a second network node, in response to initiating a setup procedure for a second connection between the user equipment and a second network node; and using the second key for the second connection, in response to receiving from the second network node an indication that the identity of the user equipment is successfully verified at the first network node.. . ... Nokia

04/30/15 / #20150121459

System and method for authentication for wireless emergency services

A method of authenticating a user device includes transmitting a request, the request including a query for information, and receiving an identifier, the identifier being associated with one or more authentication mechanisms for obtaining access to emergency services.. . ... Nokia

04/30/15 / #20150121123

Failover functionality for client-related security association

There are provided measures for a failover functionality for a client-related security association. Such measures exemplarily comprise providing a failover functionality at a proxy function and/or facilitating provision of a failover functionality at a servicing call state control function, wherein the respective failover functionality relates to a first proxy function, the serving function is for servicing the first proxy function and a second proxy function, the first proxy function has a security association with a client, and the first proxy function and the second proxy function are reachable with the same network address.. ... Nokia

04/30/15 / #20150120965

Apparatus and method for copying rules between devices

Devices, systems, and methods are described for allowing rules that are applied to one device to be applied to another device based on a user's interaction with only the devices. A rule-copy action, such as simultaneous shaking of the two devices, proximity of the two devices to each other, and/or the relative positions of the two devices, may be detected at one of the devices (e.g., a first device to which the user desires the rules or a copy of the rules to apply). ... Nokia

04/30/15 / #20150120575

Method and apparatus for coupon negotiation and authentication

An approach is provided for negotiating and authenticating coupons. A coupon management platform receives a request for determining a first offer information associated with at least one first coupon. ... Nokia

04/30/15 / #20150120408

Method and apparatus for proximity-aware adaptation of applications, content, and user incentives

An approach is provided for determining proximity of a user to a poi to dynamically adapt applications, content, and user incentive. One or more service providers determine a proximity of at least one device to at least one point of interest and determine at least one difficulty level associated with at least one application, at least one content item, or a combination thereof based, at least in part, on the proximity.. ... Nokia

04/30/15 / #20150119083

Method to trigger devices based on their location

Communication systems including the evolved packet system can include machine type communication. Location device triggering can be a feature related to machine type communication (mtc) and can also be applied to other areas, such as public safety networks. ... Nokia

04/30/15 / #20150119072

System and method for mobile localization using fake location updates

A method including defining mappings between coordinates of interest and fake location areas. The method may further include providing an application to a terminal, and distributing the mappings to the terminal. ... Nokia

04/30/15 / #20150119044

User equipment mobility information

Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for providing mobility information to the network. In one aspect there is provided a method. ... Nokia

04/30/15 / #20150119039

Adaptation of mobility parameters based on user equipment measurement availability

Methods, apparatuses, a non-transitory computer-readable medium and system are provided for adaptation of mobility parameters based on user equipment measurement. A method may include determining at least one of measurement rate or measurement availability (413); and adapting at least one of an event triggering or a measurement filtering, depending on at least one of the measurement rate or the measurement availability (415). ... Nokia

04/30/15 / #20150119032

Handling tracking area update reject without extended delay

A method, apparatus and computer program product are described for reducing delay when making a network connection between user equipment (ue) and a network node when a tracking area update (tau) request has been deniedduring lte reselection. Following a revised signaling protocol, a ue can avoid activation of a nas attach retry timer and move directly to establishing a connection to the network, reducing the ue communications delay from about eleven seconds to less than one second.. ... Nokia

04/30/15 / #20150119016

Device access

A technique for operating a wireless communication apparatus is provided. According to an example embodiment, the technique comprises operating a wireless communication apparatus in one of a plurality of states, said plurality of states comprising at least a discoverable state wherein the wireless communication apparatus is discoverable but not connectable and a connectable state wherein the wireless communication apparatus is both discoverable and connectable, receiving, when operating the wireless communication apparatus in the discoverable state, one or more requests from a remote wireless communication apparatus, and changing from the discoverable state to the connectable state in response to said requests fulfilling predefined criteria.. ... Nokia

04/30/15 / #20150119002

Method and apparatus for phonebook-based application sharing

An approach is provided for determining one or more items installed on one or more devices. The one or more devices process and/or facilitate processing of the one or more items to cause, at least in part, an association of the one or more content items with respective contact entries associated with the one or more devices, one or more users of the one or more devices, or a combination thereof. ... Nokia

04/30/15 / #20150117418

Communication efficiency

There is provided a method, comprising: detecting, by a node of a first wireless network, that at least one overlapping second wireless network is configured to apply contention periods and contention-free periods for communicating with different subsets of devices; detecting that a contention period timing applied by the at least one overlapping second wireless network is not aligned with a contention period timing applied by the node of the first wireless network; and causing a modification of the contention period timing in at least one of the wireless networks in order to have the contention periods to take place at least partly at the same time in each overlapping wireless network.. . ... Nokia

04/30/15 / #20150117338

Cyclic channel state information reference signal configuration for new carrier type with backward compatible segment

Methods, apparatuses, and computer programs for providing a flexible frequency location for a backwards compatible carrier in a communication system are provided. Embodiments of the invention enable a backwards compatible carrier segment supporting all or a subset of legacy lte release transmission modes to be located at an arbitrary position on the system bandwidth (bw) through a cyclic extension of reference signals, such as channel state information reference signals (csi-rs), and/or other resource element configurations, such as interference measurement reference signals (imrs), required for supporting pdsch operation outside the backwards compatible carrier segment.. ... Nokia

04/30/15 / #20150117313

Selective bicasting

A method including receiving a packet and determining whether a bicast indication associated with the packet indicates that the packet has been transmitted to two or more access points; and dropping the packet in dependence on at least one criterion.. . ... Nokia

04/30/15 / #20150117310

Method and apparatus to route packet flows over two transport radios

In accordance with an example embodiment, a method is provided comprising receiving packets of at least one flow in a packet switching function, and based on at least one criterion, deciding in the packet switching function on switching the packets to one or both of a cellular transport radio and a wireless local area network transport radio. In some embodiments, the packet switching function is disposed in a protocol stack between a radio link control protocol layer and a medium access control protocol layer.. ... Nokia

04/30/15 / #20150117204

Method and network element for traffic flow treatment in a core network of a communication network

The present invention relates to a method for traffic flow treatment in a core network of a communication network. The method may comprise receiving cell information from an access network of the communication network, wherein the received cell information comprises an indication of a congested cell of the communication network. ... Nokia

04/30/15 / #20150116583

Apparatus methods and computer readable storage mediums

An apparatus comprising: a processor configured to control a flash unit in an exposure time period of an image sensor array, to provide a first non-zero light intensity in a first portion of the exposure time period and to provide a second non-zero fight intensity, different to the first light intensity, in a second portion of the exposure time period.. . ... Nokia

04/30/15 / #20150116519

Noise reduction

An apparatus including at least one processor; and at least one non-transitory 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 generate a signal from at least one sound transducer of an apparatus, where the signal is generated based upon sound received at the at least one sound transducer, where the sound includes acoustic noise generated by a component of the apparatus; and remove a noise component from the signal, where the noise component at least partially corresponds to the acoustic noise generated by the component.. . ... Nokia

04/30/15 / #20150115723

Multi-mode wireless charging

A device may include a multiple inductive coils arranged concentrically for operating according multiple modes of wireless power transfer. The device may include multiple layers of magnetic shields to protect device components from the effects of the magnetic field used for power transfer. ... Nokia

04/23/15 / #20150113664

Preventing unintentionally violating privacy when sharing and/or publishing content

Embodiments of this invention relate to the field of sharing and publishing content. It is inter-alia disclosed to obtain content at a device, to determine whether or not the content is associated with at least one potentially sensitive entity and, in case that it is determined that the content is associated with at least one potentially sensitive entity, non-modally notifying a user of the device that the content is associated with at least one potentially sensitive entity and/or preventing an at least unintentional sharing and/or publishing of the content by a user of the device.. ... Nokia

04/23/15 / #20150113661

Method and apparatus for privacy protection in images

In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, a method is disclosed. The method includes defining a first privacy setting related to a user. ... Nokia

04/23/15 / #20150113401

Method and apparatus for rendering of a media item

A method comprising determining that a first separate apparatus is proximate to the apparatus, receiving information indicative of a first media item candidate from the first separate apparatus, such that the first media item is associated with the first separate apparatus, determining that a second separate apparatus is proximate to the apparatus, receiving information indicative of a second media item candidate from the second separate apparatus, such that the second media item is associated with the second separate apparatus, determining a rendering media item based, at least in part, on the first media item candidate and the second media item candidate, and causing rendering of the rendering media item is disclosed.. . ... Nokia

04/23/15 / #20150113298

Expanding universal plug and play capabilities in power constrained environment

This invention describes a method for expanding universal plug and play capabilities in a power constrained environment thus facilitating communication between two terminals with universal plug and play (upnp) application capabilities, wherein one of the terminals is in a sleeping mode. The present invention can be applied (but not be limited) to mobile terminals, wireless devices, portable devices, mobile communication devices, mobile phones, etc. ... Nokia

04/23/15 / #20150113089

Method and apparatus for flexible caching of delivered media

Various methods are described for selecting an access method for flexible caching in dash. One example method may comprise causing a request for at least one of a primary representation for a segment and one or multiple alternative representations for the segment to be transmitted to a caching proxy. ... Nokia

04/23/15 / #20150113059

Apparatus and method for identifying objects using social links

Mechanisms are described for identifying objects based on a social context of the object. In other words, objects, such as devices, systems, and physical objects that are configured to communicate data on a network, that are accessible to a user may be identified via the user's social links. ... Nokia

04/23/15 / #20150113005

Method and apparatus for providing a media object

In accordance with an example embodiment of the invention, an apparatus comprising a processor configured to receive information related to a media object, and automatically select at least one supplemental media object based at least in part on a competency of a user related to the media object is disclosed.. . ... Nokia

04/23/15 / #20150112786

Wireless electronic couponing technique

An electronic couponing technique includes transferring coupon information, which may include a coupon id (identification) to a first portable terminal and storing same therein. The portable terminal displays a representation of the transferred coupon information on a display thereof. ... Nokia

04/23/15 / #20150111605

Managing group of location based triggers

A location-based triggering system and method allow location-based triggers to be created and associated with poi, landmark, and/or location-based information categories comprised of a plurality of pois, landmarks, and/or location-based information, poi, landmark, and/or location-based information sub-categories, as well as poi, landmark, and location-based information searches. A trigger is created, where the trigger comprises trigger criteria. ... Nokia

04/23/15 / #20150111576

Pico cell-selection/handover for tdm eicic heterogenous networks

It is checked if a first cre from a first cell is larger than 0; and if a second cre from a second cell is larger than 0. If both the first and the second cre are larger than 0, a first modified cre is set based on the first cre and a second modified cre is set based on the second cre. ... Nokia

04/23/15 / #20150111561

Communication system and method

The invention relates to a communication system which comprises at least one user equipment having a plurality of identities associated therewith. The user equipment has means for storing at least one of the identities. ... Nokia

04/23/15 / #20150111547

Method and apparatus for providing immersive interaction via everyday devices

An approach is provided for providing immersive interaction via everyday devices based on one or more immersive interaction events. An immersion service processes content presented at a device to determine one or more immersive interaction events. ... Nokia

04/23/15 / #20150111533

Monitoring suspicious events in a cellular network

Communication systems, including cellular networks, and the devices that are connected to them, can have both legitimate and illegitimate uses. Such communication systems, including systems that utilize, permit, or leverage machine-type-communications, may benefit from monitoring for suspicious events. ... Nokia

04/23/15 / #20150110989

Apparatus and method for protecting a component

According to various, but not necessarily all, examples of the disclosure there may be provided an apparatus and method, the apparatus may comprise: an encapsulated portion configured to receive at least one component wherein the encapsulated portion comprises at least one barrier wall; and a source of gas provided within the encapsulated portion and configured to cause a net flow of gas through the barrier walls from inside the encapsulated portion to outside the encapsulated portion.. . ... Nokia

04/23/15 / #20150110413

Relevance based visual media item modification

A method comprising receiving a visual media item, determining an identity of at least one intended viewer of the visual media item, identifying a visual representation of an object that is comprised by the visual media item, determining a relevance of the object based, at least in part, on the identity, and generating a modified visual media item such that the modified visual media item differs from the visual media item, at least, by visual emphasis of the visual representation of the object is disclosed.. . ... Nokia

04/23/15 / #20150110400

Method, apparatus and computer program product for facilitating color communication

In accordance with an example embodiment a method, apparatus and computer program product are provided. The method includes computing a first set of tuning parameters indicative of a color correction associated with a media output component of an apparatus. ... Nokia

04/23/15 / #20150110392

Apparatus, a method and a computer program for image processing

There is provided methods, apparatuses and computer program products for image segmentation in which pixel data of an image and information of a first set of pixels of the image indicative of pixels belonging to a foreground of the image are obtained. A colour model of the image is estimated. ... Nokia

04/23/15 / #20150110391

Method and apparatus for scene segmentation from focal stack images

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to facilitate scene segmentation from focal stack images. The method may include receiving a set of focal stack images, calculating a focal measure for each of a plurality of pixels of the set of focal stack images, and grouping each of a plurality of pixels for which the focal measure was calculated into a plurality of super pixels. ... Nokia

04/23/15 / #20150110327

Speaker back cavity

An apparatus including a sound transducer; and a housing having the sound transducer connected thereto. The housing forms a substantially sealed air space back cavity acoustically coupled to the sound transducer. ... Nokia

04/23/15 / #20150110284

Noise reduction in multi-microphone systems

An apparatus comprising: an input configured to receive at least three microphone audio signals, the at least three microphone audio signals comprising at least two near microphone audio signals generated by at least two near microphones located near to an desired audio source and at least one farmic audio signal generated by a farmic located further from the desired audio source; a first interference canceller module configured to generate a first processed audio signal based on a first selection from the near microphone audio signals; at least one further interference canceller module configured to generate at least one further processed audio signal based on at least one further selection from the at least three microphone audio signals; a comparator configured to determine from the first processed audio signal and the at least one further processed audio signal the audio signal with greater noise suppression.. . ... Nokia

04/23/15 / #20150110275

Multi-channel audio capture in an apparatus with changeable microphone configurations

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: provide an audio capture event wherein one or more microphone configurations are configured to provide one or more audio signals based on at least one acoustic signal from at least one acoustic source, at least one of the one or more microphone configurations being defined by a first position of a first microphone configuration on a first portion and a second position of a second microphone configuration on a second portion, the second portion being movable relative to the first portion.. . ... Nokia

04/23/15 / #20150110210

Channel state information acquisition and feedback for full dimension multiple input multiple output

Various communication systems may benefit from feedback related to communication conditions. For example, certainly wireless communication systems may benefit from channel state information acquisition and feedback, particularly in connection with, for example, full dimension multiple input multiple output. ... Nokia

04/23/15 / #20150110094

System coordinated wlan scanning

The invention proposes a scan control device, wherein in the scan operation a network detection is performed, the device comprising a request receiving means for receiving at least one request for providing scan information, and a scan control means for performing a scan operation independently from receiving the scan information requests. The invention also proposes a corresponding method and a computer program product.. ... Nokia

04/23/15 / #20150110018

Wireless multi-flow communications in the uplink

Methods and apparatus for controlling scheduling of uplink resources in a system where communication devices can communicate via a multiple of cells are dislosed. Scheduling weight information regarding a primary node and at least one secondary node can be determined and signalled by a node to at least one other node, for example to the at least one secondary node and/or at least one communication device. ... Nokia

04/23/15 / #20150110001

Communication method and system

A method of co-ordinating communication between a plurality of base stations in a communication system, comprising designating timeslots where said base stations receive and/or transit co-ordination messages to each other. The system may be an autonomous cellular system and the timeslots may be regularly spaced.. ... Nokia

04/23/15 / #20150109973

Channel state information (csi) report subsets under flexible time division duplex (tdd) ul/dl configuration

A method for flexible time division duplex (tdd) ul/dl configuration is provided. The method includes designating all subframes in a time division duplex configuration as downlink subframes, with the exception of any subframes scheduled for uplink data and control transmission. ... Nokia

04/23/15 / #20150109508

Method and apparatus for generating a media capture request using camera pose information

An approach is provided for processing of at least one preview image presented at at least one device to cause, at least in part, an extraction of camera pose information associated with the at least one preview image. The approach also involves determining one or more movement interactions of the at least one device relative to the camera pose information to cause, at least in part, a specification of requested camera pose information. ... Nokia

04/23/15 / #20150109417

Method, apparatus and computer program product for modifying illumination in an image

In accordance with an example embodiment a method, apparatus and a computer program product are provided. The method comprises partitioning an image into a plurality of super pixel cell areas and determining surface orientations for the plurality of super pixel cell areas. ... Nokia

04/23/15 / #20150109220

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.. . ... Nokia

04/16/15 / #20150106711

Method and apparatus for providing a visual user interface for audio equalization

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided in order to present an intuitive visual user interface for audio equalization. In the context of a method includes defining at least two locations upon the visual user interface. ... Nokia

04/16/15 / #20150106641

Serial communication over communication control pin

Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for serial communications over a communications control pin. The method may include detecting, by a first device including a data interface, a current flow at a first communication control pin at the data interface; and assigning, by the first device based on the detection of the current flow at the first communication control pin, serial data communication circuitry to a second communication control pin at the data interface to carry serial data communications to another device. ... Nokia

04/16/15 / #20150106544

Connector interface pin mapping

Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for connector interface mapping. In one aspect there is provided a method. ... Nokia

04/16/15 / #20150106539

Communication control pins in a dual row connector

Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for communications control in a dual row connector. In one aspect there is provided a method. ... Nokia

04/16/15 / #20150106530

Communication efficiency

There is provided a solution in which a wireless node is caused to configure a plurality of transport layer protocol streams for a communication with another node via at least one communication path, wherein each transport layer protocol stream has a different maximum segment size; monitor at least one performance parameter of each communication path between the wireless node and the other node; and select at least one transport layer protocol stream for the communication on the basis of the monitoring.. . ... Nokia

04/16/15 / #20150106088

Speech processing

A technique for enhancing speech signal captured in a noisy environment is provided. According an example embodiment, the technique comprises obtaining a current time frame of a noise-suppressed voice signal, derived on basis of a current time frame of a source audio signal comprising a source voice signal, detecting input voice characteristics for the current time frame of noise-suppressed voice signal, obtaining reference voice characteristics for said current time frame, said reference voice characteristics being descriptive of the source voice signal in noise-free or low-noise environment, and creating a current time frame of a modified voice signal by modifying said current time frame of the noise-suppressed voice signal in response to a difference between the detected input voice characteristic and the reference voice characteristics exceeding a predetermined threshold.. ... Nokia

04/16/15 / #20150104113

Method and apparatus for producing a cinemagraph

Method and apparatus for producing a cinemagraph, wherein based on received user input an image from a sequence of images is selected as a baseframe image. The baseframe image is segmented and at least one segment is selected based on user input. ... Nokia

04/16/15 / #20150104061

Method and device for augmented reality message hiding and revealing

The present invention relates to an operation method for executing games on mobile camera enabled terminal devices and to devices capable of executing the method. The method is based on hiding augmented reality messages in pictures by taking an image of an object, providing symbols; linking the symbols to the image, such that the symbols are not visible when displaying the image, and sending the image and the linked invisible symbols via a wireless connection as a first image to a mobile camera terminal device. ... Nokia

04/16/15 / #20150103937

Interleaved multi-beam acquisition waveform providing concurrent beam selection, automatic gain control (agc) and automatic frequency correction (afc)

Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for an interleaved multi-beam acquisition waveform providing concurrent beam selection, automatic gain control (agc) and automatic frequency correction (afc) are provided. The access point (ap) may send an acquisition waveform on multiple beams, then return and retransmit an afc on the multiple beams thus interleaving beam switching with the acquisition and frequency correction waveforms. ... Nokia

04/16/15 / #20150103927

Video encoding and decoding

There are disclosed various methods, apparatuses and computer program products for video encoding. In some embodiments pictures are encoded into a bitstream. ... Nokia

04/16/15 / #20150103926

Video encoding and decoding

There are disclosed various methods, apparatuses and computer program products for video encoding. In some embodiments pictures are encoded into a bitstream. ... Nokia

04/16/15 / #20150103921

Apparatus, a method and a computer program for video coding and decoding

A method comprising: associating a first set of data units into a first bitstream partition and associating a second set of data units into a second bitstream partition, where the first set comprises data units different from those of the second set; inputting the first bitstream partition into a first buffer; inputting the second bitstream partition into a second buffer; obtaining buffering parameters for at least one of the second bitstream partition and the second buffer; and using the buffering parameters in at least one of inputting the second bitstream partition into the second buffer and outputting from the second buffer.. . ... Nokia

04/16/15 / #20150103806

Method and apparatus for triggering handover between access points based on gathered history data of series of access points

A method of handover prediction for a mobile device comprises receiving wireless communication service from a first access point; detecting a change in fingerprint data relating to available access points; correlating recent history data of a series of fingerprint data with history data comprised by a history database; determining, in response to the correlation and by using the fingerprint data and the history data, a second access point; and triggering a handover from the first access point to the second access point. The method may further comprise determining fingerprint data relating to available access points; comparing the fingerprint data to known fingerprint data of a fingerprint database; updating the fingerprint database in response to the comparison revealing new fingerprint data; and storing history data of series of fingerprint data reflecting earlier movement of a user to a history database. ... Nokia

04/16/15 / #20150103787

Method of re-transmitting an original frame

Data bits are mapped to a lower number of slots than the number of slots available for a retransmission frame and control channels are transmitted in all available slots of the retransmission frame. The number of available slots in the retransmission frame is greater than the number of available slots in the original frame.. ... Nokia

04/16/15 / #20150103775

Flexible harq ack/nack transmission

A method including utilizing harq process grouping and subframe grouping to carry ack/nack transmissions, wherein the harq process grouping divides harq processes into one or more groups, and the subframe grouping divides a radio frame into one or more groups. The method may further include carrying ack/nack transmissions.. ... Nokia

04/16/15 / #20150103702

Frame format in communications

A method for selecting a frame format in a communications system is disclosed. A network apparatus (ap) predefines a tdd data frame structure such that a tdd frame has a predefined frame duration defining an uplink-downlink switching point periodicity. ... Nokia

04/16/15 / #20150103651

Method for managing device behavior during increased load or congestion using policies

An apparatus for enabling provision of one or more policies to manage behavior of one or more communications devices may include a processor and memory storing executable computer code causing the apparatus to at least perform operations including analyzing data of at least one policy. The policy includes information instructing a communication device(s) regarding a manner to behave according to a designated network condition(s) designated by a network operator. ... Nokia

04/16/15 / #20150103650

Congestion control on a cellular frequency providing broadcast services

There are provided measures for congestion control on a cellular frequency providing broadcast services. Such measures exemplarily include removing an entry of a first system information block from a list included in a second system information block to be broadcasted, said first system information block includinq information related to multimedia broadcast and multicast services, said list including information related to broadcasted system information elements; prohibiting modification of an information tag included in said second system information block to be broadcasted, said information tag being indicative of a change of system information including at least said list; and prohibiting inclusion of a modification indicator in any paging messages to be transmitted, said modification indicator being indicative of said change of said system information.. ... Nokia

04/16/15 / #20150103142

Method, apparatus and computer program product for blending multimedia content

In an example embodiment a method, apparatus and computer program product are provided. The method includes facilitating access to a plurality of source multimedia content, wherein at least one source multimedia of the plurality of source multimedia content comprises corresponding depth information. ... Nokia

04/16/15 / #20150101423

Deviational plane wrist input

A method comprising causing display of at least one interface element on a display that is configured to be oriented on a wrist of a user, receiving information indicative of a deviational plane wrist input indicative of physical movement in a deviational plane direction with respect to the deviational plane, determining an interaction operation based, at least in part, on the interface element and an interaction direction; and causing performance of the interaction operation is disclosed.. . ... Nokia

04/09/15 / #an apparatus comprising: a capacitance touch sensor arrangement configured to have a variable capacitance that varies when a conductive object approaches; and at least one variable impedance sensor configured to have a variable impedance that varies with a sensed parameter;

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04/09/15 / #20150100743

Supporting storage of data

An apparatus determines at least one factor defining a density of an adaptive grid in relation to a density of a reference grid, while the adaptive grid is being used as a basis for storing data relating to a node of a communications network with a mapping to grid points of the adaptive grid. The apparatus causes storage of an indication of the determined at least one factor for the node.. ... Nokia

04/09/15 / #20150100558

Method, apparatus and computer program product for similarity determination in multimedia content

In an example embodiment, a method, apparatus and computer program product are provided. The method includes determining an upper bound on a probability of error associated with a mapping of a data into binary codes. ... Nokia

04/09/15 / #20150100523

System, and a method for providing a prediction for controlling a system

Co-occurrence data representing e.g. Preferences and facts observed in a plurality of situations may be stored in a matrix as combinations of high-dimensional sparse vectors. ... Nokia

04/09/15 / #20150099505

Method and apparatus for providing coordinated operation of multiple mobile communicationdevices

An approach is provided for determining contextual information for at least one first device and at least one second device. Then, the coordination platform processes and/or facilitates a processing of the contextual information to determine one or more functions to deactivate the at least one first device. ... Nokia

04/09/15 / #20150098452

Method and apparatus for performing discontinuous reception

A method and apparatus can be configured to perform discontinuous monitoring of a macro cell/menb. The method can also include performing monitoring of a small cell/senb. ... Nokia

04/09/15 / #20150098440

Interference estimation resource definition and usage for enhanced receivers

At a wireless node in a wireless network, multiple interference estimation resources are received in a time-frequency resource space. The multiple interference estimation resources are resource elements in an assigned physical shared channel of the time-frequency resource space that do not contain physical shared channel data for the wireless node. ... Nokia

04/09/15 / #20150098406

Physical uplink control channel optimization

Communication systems, such as the long tem evolution (lte) of the third generation partnership project (3gpp) may benefit from various optimizations, such as optimizations related to smart phone technology. More particularly, diverse data applications may benefit from enhancements such as physical uplink control channel optimization. ... Nokia

04/09/15 / #20150098379

Drx operation with dual connectivity

Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for dual connectivity. In one aspect there is provided a method. ... Nokia

04/09/15 / #20150098014

Method and apparatus for obtaining image

A method comprising reading out first lines of pixels of a sensor, when the first lines are read out in a sequence of the first lines in a first direction along the sensor also reading out different second lines of the pixels of the sensor, when the second lines are read out in a sequence of the second lines in a different second direction along the sensor and interleaving the read outs from the first lines of pixels and the different second lines of pixels.. . ... Nokia

04/09/15 / #20150097786

Display apparatus

An apparatus comprising: a haptic profile determiner configured to determine a haptic profile map for a display; a touch event determiner configured to determine a touch event on the display within the area defined by the haptic profile map; and a haptic effect generator configured to generate a haptic effect on the display based on the touch event such that the haptic effect provides a simulated surface experience.. . ... Nokia

04/09/15 / #20150097625

Hybrid dc-dc converters for power amplifiers

Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for hybrid dc-dc converters. In one aspect, there is provided a method. ... Nokia

04/09/15 / #20150097442

Method and apparatus for wireless power transfer

In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus comprises a wireless power receiver configured to receive a wireless power signal, a communication circuitry configured to transmit one or more change requests associated with a quantity of the wireless power signal, and a control circuit configured to measure a plurality of reception levels associated with the quantity of the wireless power signal and to determine whether the plurality of reception levels corresponds to the one or more change requests.. . ... Nokia

04/02/15 / #20150095778

Media content management

Apparatus, a method and a computer program are provided. The apparatus comprises: at least one processor; and memory storing computer program code configured, working with the at least one processor, to cause at least the following to be performed: responding to user input by selecting a media content item and a further media content item from multiple media content items in a playlist; causing at least one other media content item to be selected for inclusion in the playlist based on the selected media content item and the selected further media content item; and introducing the at least one other media content item into the playlist between the media content item and the further media content item.. ... Nokia

04/02/15 / #20150095749

Visual representation of a character identity and a location identity

A method comprising determining that, at least a part of, content of a section of a document is being displayed, determining at least one character identity, determining at least one location identity indicated by the section, and determining at least one visual representation of the location identity such that the visual representation of the location identity comprises a visual representation of the character identity that indicates a relationship between the character identity and the location identity is disclosed.. . ... Nokia

04/02/15 / #20150095281

Method and apparatus for adjusting the frequency of content updates

An approach is provided for causing, at least in part, an initiation of at least one content update request based, at least in part, on a first update frequency. The update frequency platform may determine at least one result of the at least one content update request. ... Nokia

04/02/15 / #20150094835

Audio analysis apparatus

An apparatus comprising: an analyser determiner configured to determine at least one sub-set of analysers, wherein the sub-set of analysers are determined from a set of possible analysers; at least one analyser module comprising the sub-set of analysers configured to analyse at least one audio signal to generate at least two analysis features; at least one predictor configured to determine from the at least two analysis features the presence or absence of at least one accentuated point within the at least one audio signal.. . ... Nokia

04/02/15 / #20150094001

Method and arrangement for transmitting and receiving rf signals through various radio interfaces of communication systems

A method and arrangement for transmitting and receiving rf signals, associated with different radio interfaces of communication systems, employ a direct conversion based transceiver which substantially comprises one receive signal branch and one transmit signal branch. Mixing frequencies of the different systems are generated by a single common by use of an output frequency divider in combination with the synthesizer, and by use of filtering corresponding to a system channel bandwidth by means of a controllable low-pass filter operating at baseband frequency.. ... Nokia

04/02/15 / #20150093096

Audio and video synchronization

The invention relates to audio-video-synchronization, where light is captured from a light source. At least a timestamp is determined from the light. ... Nokia

04/02/15 / #20150092757

Harq-ack resource allocation and use for eimta

A downlink data transmission is performed in a downlink subframe. One or more resources are determined. ... Nokia

04/02/15 / #20150092696

Method and apparatus for managing radio bearer for user equipment

Methods, a first network node, a second network node, computer program products and apparatuses for managing radio bearer for user equipment are disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, a method for managing radio bearer for user equipment in a first network node comprises: sending a radio bearer management request; receiving a radio bearer management response, the radio bearer management response indicating a radio bearer to be managed and comprising radio resource configuration information; generating a radio bearer management message based on the radio bearer to be managed; including the received radio resource configuration information into the generated radio bearer management message; ciphering and integrity protecting the radio bearer management message; and sending the secured radio bearer management message.. ... Nokia

04/02/15 / #20150092679

Enhancement of the implementation of the high speed cell fach/rach feature

A method includes adapting a high speed cell_fach feature to a load of a cell. The adapting is performed at least by changing a value of a data volume threshold so delay experienced by a user equipment in a cell_fach state is kept lower than a delay the user equipment would experience if moved to a cell_dch state. ... Nokia

04/02/15 / #20150092656

Apparatus and method for resource allocation to support device to device broadcast and groupcast

One embodiment is directed to a method comprising determining to initiate a session; sending a first message over a channel in a subframe dedicated for initiating sessions; and transmitting an information indicating the resource where the next transmission of the session will happen.. . ... Nokia

04/02/15 / #20150092624

Pucch resource allocation and use

A base station determines a first set of pucch resources to use for a first set of ues to send acknowledgment information to the base station for a first group of dl subframes. The first set of pucch resources starts at a first index. ... Nokia

04/02/15 / #20150092364

Transmission line structure and method of attaching transmission line structure to conductive body

A method comprises mounting a grounding clip to a planar flexible printed circuit transmission line; clamping the grounding clip to an inner wall of a chassis of an electronic device; and operating a laser beam to weld the grounding clip to the chassis to route the flexible printed circuit transmission line along the inner wall. Welding the grounding clip to the chassis causes the grounding clip to remain in contact with the planar flexible printed circuit transmission line to ground the planar flexible printed circuit transmission line to the chassis.. ... Nokia

04/02/15 / #20150092336

Apparatus and method for improving thermal energy transfer

An apparatus or method for providing thermal energy transfer comprising; a circuit board, a housing connected to the circuit board, at least one electronic component contained within said housing, said housing comprising a aperture, wherein said housing is configured to receive a thermally conductive material through the aperture and said thermally conductive material couples thermal energy from said at least one electronic component.. . ... Nokia

04/02/15 / #20150092186

Ambient light detection and data processing

A method, apparatus, and a computer program is provided. The method comprises: determining an ambient light value from ambient light data provided by at least one ambient light sensor, in dependence upon the spectral distribution of the ambient light data provided by the at least one ambient light sensor and a manufacturer of the at least one ambient light sensor.. ... Nokia

04/02/15 / #20150092103

Method and apparatus for optimization during camera flash pulses

Disclosed herein is an apparatus. The apparatus includes a camera, a camera flash, and a current optimization system. ... Nokia

04/02/15 / #20150092038

Editing image data

There is provided a method comprising: presenting first image data to a user; detecting a first user reaction to the first image data; and determining how to modify image data in dependence on the first detected user reaction.. . ... Nokia

04/02/15 / #20150091730

Controlling a user alert

A method, apparatus and computer program are provided. The method comprises: performing a first detection of at least one bio-signal from at least one user; controlling a user output device to initiate a user alert, after performing the first detection of the at least one bio-signal; performing a second detection of the at least one bio-signal from the at least one user, after initiating the user alert; and processing the first detection of the at least one bio-signal and the second detection of the at least one bio-signal to determine whether one or more changes in the at least one bio-signal pass a significance test.. ... Nokia

04/02/15 / #20150091711

Wearable electronic device

An apparatus including an elongated apparatus structure configured to fit around a body part of a user and an actuator configured to change shape of the elongated apparatus structure. The actuator is configured to change tightness of the elongated apparatus structure around the body part of the user based on an action the apparatus is performing.. ... Nokia

04/02/15 / #20150091643

Using fractional delay computations to improve intermodulation performance

Enhancing the intermodulation performance of an rf power amplifier by determining a coarse time delay represented by an integer t1; determining a reference point for a transmitted signal waveform of the rf power amplifier; shifting the waveform by a set of offsets comprising a plurality of non-integer fractional steps from (t1−xd) to (t1+xd) where t1 is the integer and xd is a non-integer fractional step size value for defining fractional steps about the integer t1 such that the non-integer fractional steps progress in a positive direction as well as a negative direction; correlating the transmitted signal waveform with a feedback signal waveform to obtain a respective correlation value for each of corresponding fractional steps; obtaining an accurate fractional delay value by selecting a fractional step having a highest respective correlation value; applying the obtained correct fractional delay value to the transmitted signal waveform to provide a compensated transmitted signal waveform, and combining the compensated transmitted signal waveform with the feedback signal waveform to reduce at least one intermodulation product of the rf power amplifier.. . ... Nokia

04/02/15 / #20150090383

Vehicle tire

A vehicle tire (1), comprising a tread (2) which is intended for rolling contact against a surface, said tread (2) being formed with a tread pattern (20) which comprises circumferential grooves (25) and transverse grooves (26) for removing water from a contact patch between the surface and the tire (1). The transverse groove (26) increases in width when progressing in a longitudinal direction of the transverse groove (26) from a sidewall (41, 42) of the tire (1) towards a center line (cl) of the tire and when progressing in a radial direction (r) outward from a base (263) of the transverse groove.. ... Nokia

03/26/15 / #20150089587

Access network trustworthiness detection in core network

There are provided measures for access network trustworthiness detection in core network. Such measures exemplarily comprise signaling of a trustworthiness indication of an access network with respect to a core network together with an access technology type of the access network from the access network, acquisition of the trustworthiness indication in the core network, detection of a trusted or untrusted property of the access network of the access technology type based on the acquired trustworthiness indication and access technology type in the core network, and operation according to the detected trusted or untrusted property of the access network in the core network. ... Nokia

03/26/15 / #20150089450

Method, apparatus, and computer program product for implementing a variable content movable control

Various methods for implementing a variable content movable control are provided. One example method includes receiving an indication that a movable control is located at a second position along a defined path on a touch screen display. ... Nokia

03/26/15 / #20150089051

Determining a time offset

A method comprises storing primary time-stamped media and secondary time-stamped media provided by a first device; storing primary time-stamped media and secondary time-stamped media provided by a second device; and using the secondary time-5 stamped media from the first and second devices to determine a time offset between the primary media from the first and second devices.. . ... Nokia

03/26/15 / #20150088769

Active ticket with dynamic characteristic such as appearance with various validation options

A method and apparatus is provided for providing an active ticket in a mobile terminal for use by a mobile terminal user, wherein at least one active ticket has a ticket characteristic that dynamically changes based on one or more states in a life cycle of the active ticket. Dynamic changes to the ticket characteristic include multimedia changes or other presentation data, including text, sound (audio), animation, video, still pictures, or some combination thereof. ... Nokia

03/26/15 / #20150088625

Method, an apparatus and a computer program for promoting the apparatus

The invention concerns a method for promoting a device (105). In the method a promotion mode is enabled on the device (105) and a biometric identification of a user (110) of the device (105) is performed. ... Nokia

03/26/15 / #20150085848

Method and apparatus for controlling wireless network access parameter sharing

In a non-limiting and example embodiment, a method is provided for controlling access to wireless network access parameters, comprising: providing, by an apparatus to a second apparatus, credentials for accessing to a wireless network, detecting, by the apparatus, an identity of a third apparatus, and sending, by the apparatus, a message to the second apparatus to allow to deliver the credentials to the third apparatus.. . ... Nokia

03/26/15 / #20150085812

Carrier indicator field usage and configuration in carrier aggregation

Format of a downlink control channel for a user equipment ue is changed in conjunction with switching the ue between being enabled for cross carrier scheduling and being disabled for cross carrier scheduling. The changed format is used on at least one serving cell of the ue's configured set of component carriers ccs. ... Nokia

03/26/15 / #20150085798

Radio resource control (rrc) connection re-establishment

Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for a radio resource control connection re-establishment for a wireless system, such as lte and lte-a, are provided. One method comprises determining a strongest signal strength cell to a user equipment and comparing the strongest signal strength cell to a list of prepared cells. ... Nokia

03/26/15 / #20150085784

Radio resource sharing

A technique, comprising: controlling a radio transmitter or radio transceiver of a device of a first radio system to transmit to a second radio system information about use of at least one radio resource for one or more transmissions outside the control of the second radio system, wherein said at least one radio resource is also usable for transmissions controlled by the second radio system.. . ... Nokia

03/26/15 / #20150085783

Method for indication of reference symbol transmission power change in cellular network

Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for indication of reference symbol (rs) transmission power change in a network are provided. One method includes reducing transmission power, and signaling information about the changes in rs transmission power to associated user equipments via a control channel. ... Nokia

03/26/15 / #20150085771

Interference coordination by means of directional antenna beams in a wireless system

The disclosure relate to interference coordination in wireless communications. A first level station can obtain information for interference coordination with a second level station to protect the second level station from interference in arrangement where the second level station provides a smaller coverage area than the first level station and is at least partially located in the area of the first level station. ... Nokia

03/26/15 / #20150085768

Method and apparatus for managing a wireless connection

In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus, comprising at least one processing core configured to receive a first message, the at least one processing core further configured to render the apparatus operable to monitor for at least one of a timing drift and a potential cause of a timing drift; and the at least one processing core further configured to, responsive to determining at least one of a timing drift and a potential cause of a timing drift, cause the apparatus to become operable to cause a transmitter comprised in the apparatus to transmit a second message.. . ... Nokia

03/26/15 / #20150085660

Link speed fluctuation reduction

Link speed fluctuation reduction can be useful in a variety of communication systems. Such smoothing may have various benefits and may be achieved in various ways. ... Nokia

03/26/15 / #20150085657

Data transmission mechanism with improved robustness using multiflow connection

There is provided a mechanism for conducting data transmission from a network management entity of communication network control element to a terminal or ue with improved robustness. After a multiflow connection for data units via at least one network transceiver device and via at least two different paths is set up towards a terminal, selection criteria are applied so as to decide which data units are sent on which transmission path. ... Nokia

03/19/15 / #an apparatus, method and computer program, the method comprising:

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03/19/15 / #an apparatus comprising: a permanent magnet providing magnetic flux;

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03/19/15 / #20150082346

System for selective and intelligent zooming function in a crowd sourcing generated media stream

An apparatus comprising at least one processor and at least one memory including computer program code may be configured to receive a selection indication from a user of a portion of a composite media content. The apparatus may be configured to cause selection data corresponding to the selection indication to be transmitted. ... Nokia

03/19/15 / #20150081746

System, a data structure for controlling the system, and a method for updating the data structure

Co-occurrence data representing e.g. Preferences and facts observed in a plurality of situations may be stored in a matrix as combinations of high-dimensional sparse vectors. ... Nokia

03/19/15 / #20150081205

Apparatus, method and computer program for displaying points of interest

An apparatus, method, computer program and user interface where the apparatus includes 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, enable the apparatus to: display a perspective view of a geographical location at a first scale in a first region of a display; identify a point of interest associated with the geographical location; and display the identified point of interest at a second scale in a second region of the display.. . ... Nokia

03/19/15 / #20150080046

Three-dimensional beamforming in a mobile communications network

Radio conditions of a user equipment in a sector of a mobile communications network are detected and the user equipment is allocated to a group of several groups of user equipments based on the radio conditions of the user equipment. The several groups include a first group of user equipments applying user equipment-specific horizontal beamforming and sector-specific vertical beamforming, a second group of user equipments applying user equipment-specific vertical beamforming and sector-specific horizontal beamforming, and a third group of user equipments applying user equipment-specific vertical beamforming and user equipment-specific horizontal beamforming. ... Nokia

03/19/15 / #20150079991

Method and apparatus for mobile terminal connected mode mobility

In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, a method comprises determining measurement reporting trigger conditions of at least one of a configured cell, a configured frequency or a configured radio access technology; determining whether a threshold has been met based on the measurement reporting trigger conditions with respect to the at least one of the configured cell, the configured frequency or the configured radio access technology; and causing a handover to a candidate cell in an instance in which a threshold is satisfied. Related apparatus and computer program product are also described.. ... Nokia

03/19/15 / #20150079980

Transmision point selection

This disclosure relates to selection of transmission points in a communication system. Information of potential reference signals is sent from a network element to a mobile device to configure the mobile device for measurement of at least one received signal characteristic of the indicated potential reference signals. ... Nokia

03/19/15 / #20150079972

Method and apparatus providing multi-level proximity indication and small cell discovery

A method includes receiving a first measurement configuration at a user equipment from a wireless communication network; making measurements using the first measurement configuration; in response to a condition being satisfied resulting from the measurements that are made, transmitting an indication that an allowed small cell has been detected; receiving a second measurement configuration at the user equipment from the wireless communication network; and making measurements of the allowed small cell using the second measurement configuration, where the first measurement configuration results in measurements being made less frequently than measurements made in accordance with the second measurement configuration. An apparatus configured to perform the method is also disclosed.. ... Nokia

03/19/15 / #20150078723

Method and apparatus for smart video rendering

A method generating control data for displaying a video sequence on a low resolution display may comprise providing at least a first video sequence, the first video sequence comprising a plurality of image frames, determining whether a first image frame of the first video sequence comprises a sub-image of a primary object, selecting a first position of a primary image portion of an image frame such that the first position substantially matches with the position of the sub-image of the primary object, if the first image frame has been determined to comprise said sub-image of said primary object and providing control data, which indicates said first position.. . ... Nokia

03/19/15 / #20150078669

Method, apparatus and computer program product for object detection and segmentation

In an example embodiment, a method, apparatus and computer program product are provided. The method includes facilitating receipt of a first image and a second image of a scene comprising one or more objects. ... Nokia

03/19/15 / #20150078598

Display apparatus

An apparatus comprising: at least one element generator configured to determine at least one hearing aid display element; at least one element locator configured to determine a location of the at least one hearing aid display element based on a location of at least one hearing aid compatible coil; and a display configured to display the at least one hearing aid compatible display element based on the location determined.. . ... Nokia

03/19/15 / #20150078556

Method, apparatus and computer program for generating an spatial audio output based on an spatial audio input

A method, apparatus and computer program for: receiving a spatial audio input; determining a direction of interest from the spatial audio input; and generating a spatial audio output dependent on the spatial audio input and the direction of interest.. . ... Nokia

03/19/15 / #20150078472

Feedback methodology for per-user elevation mimo

A method includes receiving downlink reference signals from a transmit antenna array having of rows of azimuth antenna elements and columns of elevation antenna elements; computing first channel state information feedback components assuming azimuth-only adaptation; computing second channel state information feedback components assuming elevation-only adaptation; computing third channel state information feedback components assuming elevation-adaptation and elevation adaptation; and feeding back the first, second and third channel state information feedback components.. . ... Nokia

03/19/15 / #20150078456

Method and apparatus for video coding and decoding

The invention relates to concatenating or splicing of scalable video bitstreams. There are disclosed various methods, apparatuses and computer program products for video encoding and decoding and modifying coded video bitstreams. ... Nokia

03/19/15 / #20150078259

Interference avoidance between overlapping wireless networks

This document discloses a solution for reducing interference between wireless networks. According to an aspect, a method comprises: acquiring, by an access node of a first wireless network from at least one node of the first wireless network, information on at least one interfering node of a second wireless network; generating, by the access node, mapping information between the node of the first wireless network and said at least one interfering node; and causing, by the access node, transmission of the mapping information to another access node of the second wireless network.. ... Nokia

03/19/15 / #20150078241

Method and apparatus for supporting multicast delivery

A method and apparatus can be configured to determine an indicator based on a received request. The method can also include transmitting the indicator towards a base station. ... Nokia

03/19/15 / #20150078234

Apparatus and an associated method for facilitating communications in a radio communication system that provides for data communications at multiple data rates

Apparatus, and an associated method, for facilitating operation of a radio communication system that provides for multi rate data communications, such as a cdma 2000 system that provides for 1xev-dv communication services. A supplemental pilot, or control, signal generator embodied at a mobile station generates a supplemental pilot, or control, signal that is sent on a newly defined supplemental pilot, or control, channel. ... Nokia

03/19/15 / #20150078216

Set up and maintenance framework for flexible time division duplex operation in heterogeneous network

One embodiment is directed to a method for operating base stations in a heterogeneous network. The method may include receiving, by a first base station, an indication for a second base station to use flexible time division duplex mode (502), assessing an amount of interference that will be caused by the second base station (504)-(508), deciding how to adjust a transmission power of the second base station (509), and sending the second base station a request to adjust the transmission power (510).. ... Nokia

03/19/15 / #20150077421

Creating a cinemagraph

An apparatus receives first image data that is based on image data captured by a first camera and second image data that is based on image data captured by a second camera. The apparatus then creates a cinemagraph using the first image data for a static part of the cinemagraph and using the second image data for an animated part of the cinemagraph. ... Nokia

03/19/15 / #20150075956

Apparatus, system and method for a side actuator arrangement

An apparatus and system for a side actuator arrangement is provided, as well as a substrate, and method of manufacturing the same, for a side actuator arrangement. In an example of an apparatus for a side actuator arrangement, the apparatus comprises a first part configured to mechanically interlock with an edge of a substrate so as to prevent movement of the apparatus with respect to the substrate in a direction parallel to the edge of the substrate; and a second part configured to receive an actuatable conductive member such that, when the conductive member is actuated, the conductive member is able to be brought into contact with at least a first region of the edge of the substrate.. ... Nokia

03/12/15 / #20150074123

Video remixing system

A method and an apparatus for selecting content for a media remix, comprising: obtaining information about a base media content to be used as a basis for the media remix in a media remix service; retrieving one or more supplementary media content from one or more network domains or multimedia content databases on the basis of said information, said supplementary media content being at least partly similar and/or relevant to the base media content; and generating a media remix on the basis of said base media content and said one or more supplementary media content.. . ... Nokia

03/12/15 / #20150073708

Navigation via recorded paths

In one implementation, a contact database stores a list of contacts. One or more of the contacts may be associated with a prerecorded path, which is a set of directions for traveling to a destination specified by the contact. ... Nokia

03/12/15 / #20150072706

Determining a mobility state of a user equipment

It is described a method for determining a mobility state of a user equipment within a cellular network system, the cellular network system comprising a plurality of cells. The method comprises performing, by the user equipment, measurements for a predefined time period for detecting cells being within a range of the user equipment, determining a number of cells being detected during the predefined time period, and determining the mobility state of the user equipment based on the number of cells, wherein the mobility state of the user equipment is indicative for a velocity of the user equipment relatively to the plurality of cells.. ... Nokia

03/12/15 / #20150072699

Cell configuration for self-organized networks with flexible spectrum usage

The present invention relates to methods and apparatuses for controlling cell configuration in a cellular network, wherein a cell identity and a local cell spectrum resource entity or profile are assigned to an access device in response to a result of sensing a local radio environment at said access device to detect possible neighbor cells. The assigned local cell spectrum resource entity or profile is used to allocate cell spectrum resource from a shared multi-operator spectrum to said access device.. ... Nokia

03/12/15 / #20150072636

Dual channel reception

There is provided a solution for simultaneous reception of dual channel transmission. The solution is based on applying a first and a second oscillating signals, mixing and adding in order to separate the in-phase and quadrature components of first and second signal from a combined radio frequency signal received as input.. ... Nokia

03/12/15 / #20150071617

Special effect video camera

A method and apparatus for producing special effects with a video camera with a process including: receiving successive video image frames from an image sensor; storing motion effect data defining a special effect; and producing instructions to an image stabilizer such that the following one or more video image frames will be moved in at least one of x- and y-directions.. . ... Nokia

03/12/15 / #20150071495

Method and apparatus for locating information from surroundings

An apparatus includes at least one a 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 at least to determine that an input defining a piece of information to be located has been received, determine the location of the information in an environment of the apparatus, and report the location.. . ... Nokia

03/12/15 / #20150071463

Method and apparatus for filtering an audio signal

It is inter alia disclosed to determine a peak energy level for an audio frame of a band limited audio signal; determine that the peak energy level is a maximum peak energy level by determining that the peak energy level exceeds a peak energy level determined for at least one neighboring audio frame by a first predetermined energy threshold value; classify a region of audio samples associated with the maximum peak energy level as an audio click; and suppress audio samples of the region of audio samples classified as an audio click by multiplying at least one audio sample of the audio frame with a sample wise suppressor gain function.. . ... Nokia

03/12/15 / #20150071449

Determination of ambient sound processed audio information

A method comprising receiving an indication of an input indicative of the user not facing the apparatus, determining an ambient sound non-limitation directive associated with the audio uplink based, at least in part, on the input, receiving other audio information, determining ambient sound non-limited audio information based, at least in part, on the other audio information, and causing transmission of the ambient sound non-limited audio information by way of the audio uplink is disclosed.. . ... Nokia

03/12/15 / #20150071262

Method and apparatus for signaling that stations are awake and ready to receive data

A method, apparatus and software configured to compile a traffic indication message indicating downlink traffic is waiting for a plurality of users; and only for each nth ones of the users for which a response to the traffic indication message is received, the response identifying the nth user in a time period corresponding to a portion of the traffic indication message which indicates downlink traffic is waiting for that user, schedule the downlink traffic in each nth slot corresponding to the time period. A method, apparatus and software configured to determine that a received traffic indication message indicates downlink traffic is waiting for a particular user; map a portion of the traffic indication message, that indicates the downlink traffic is waiting for the particular user, to an uplink time period; and send, in the mapped uplink time period, a response indicating that the particular user is awake.. ... Nokia

03/12/15 / #20150071180

Communication efficiency

There is provided a method, comprising: receiving, by a target node of a wireless access network, a signal from a first source node; determining the angular sector in which the first source node is located with respect to the target node; responding to the signal by both transmitting a first message omni-directionally and transmitting a second message directionally towards the angular sector; and establishing a first resource reservation on a frequency channel at least partly on the basis of transmitting the first message and the second message, wherein the first resource reservation is for performing directional data transfer with the first source node.. . ... Nokia

03/12/15 / #20150071129

Subscriber-specific tracing in communications

A method for subscriber tracing comprises capturing user plane packets in a network apparatus implementing a 3gpp policy and charging enforcement functionality pcef. Packet-specific metadata is added to a captured user plane packet. ... Nokia

03/12/15 / #20150071127

Conditional policy control

It is provided an apparatus, comprising condition determining means adapted to determine a currently valid condition; selecting means adapted to select a rule-condition pair for a policy controlled object of a user based on the currently valid condition and a received message comprising a first rule-condition pair and a second rule-condition pair for the user, and wherein each of the first and second rule-condition pairs comprises a respective policy rule and a corresponding condition when the respective policy rule is to be applied; rule setting means adapted to set the policy rule comprised in the selected rule-condition pair for the policy controlled object of the user; rule applying means adapted to apply the set policy rule to the policy controlled object of the user.. . ... Nokia

03/12/15 / #20150071118

Network coordination apparatus

A method comprising determining at least one event criteria from a received event function request; determining an event impact from the at least one event criteria and a general function impact; determining whether the event impact interferes with at least one implemented function instance; and generating a coordination output based on the determination whether the event impact interferes.. . ... Nokia

03/12/15 / #20150071083

Adapting a system bandwidth to be used by a user equipment for an uplink communication channel

Described is a method for adapting a system bandwidth to be used by a user equipment for an uplink communication channel for an uplink communication between the user equipment and a base station within a cell of a cellular network system, wherein the cell is served by the base station, wherein the user equipment is adapted to use a predefined system bandwidth for the uplink communication. The method includes determining an actual block error rate of the uplink communication channel, comparing the actual block error rate with a predefined threshold, and adapting the predefined system bandwidth based on the result of the comparison.. ... Nokia

03/12/15 / #20150070462

Method, apparatus and computer program product for generating panorama images

In accordance with an example embodiment a method, apparatus and computer program product are provided. The method, apparatus and computer program product comprise facilitating receipt of a plurality of images and a plurality of image statistics associated with a scene and performing ordering of the plurality of images based at least on the plurality of image statistics. ... Nokia

03/05/15 / #20150067488

User interfaces, associated apparatus and methods

An apparatus 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 to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to perform at least the following: enable detection of one or more stroke user inputs for use in deciphering an entered character during a character entry mode; enable detection of a jolt during the character entry mode; upon detection of the jolt, associate one or more of the stroke user inputs with the jolt; and provide for a predetermined timeout period during which the one or more associated stroke user inputs are at least one of considered for removal from display and considered for removal from consideration in deciphering the entered character.. . ... Nokia

03/05/15 / #20150066650

Method and apparatus for advertisements in mobile content distribution systems

An approach is provided for optimally matching advertisements to content items for targeted consumers using the content distribution characteristics. A distribution processor determines one or more distribution characteristics of one or more first content items that are distributed among one or more devices. ... Nokia

03/05/15 / #20150066647

Application performance improvements in radio networks

A method includes sending a request to a user indicating options to modify a quality of experience for one or more application flows between a radio network and a mobile node used by the user. The request indicates the user should select one of the following: declining an option to upgrade an existing service to a new service able to support the one or more application flows with a higher quality of experience than supported by the existing service; or accepting an option to upgrade the existing service to the new service. ... Nokia

03/05/15 / #20150065179

Pre-paging indication in ati and psi

It is provided an apparatus, comprising checking means adapted to check, upon receipt of a detection point of a service for a subscriber, if a pre-paging support is related to the service; interrogating means adapted to interrogate a location of the subscriber, wherein the interrogation comprises an indication of the pre-paging support if the result of the checking by the checking means is affirmative.. . ... Nokia

03/05/15 / #20150065154

Device to device communications

In a network controlled device to device service a reference radio bearer that would provide an adequate service in a cellular access mode is determined. Information of semi-static resource allocation is then determined for the reference radio bearer and signalled to at least one device for use in configuring the at least one device for device to device communications. ... Nokia

03/05/15 / #20150065153

Arrangement for enhanced multi-transmit antenna sounding

One embodiment is directed to a method for enhanced multiple transmit antenna sounding. The method includes constructing, for example by a ue, an extended precoding matrix with mutually orthogonal column vectors, generating a reference signal (e.g., dmrs or srs) sequence, precoding the reference signal sequence with each column vector of the extended precoding matrix to form a set of precoded sequences, mapping the set of precoded sequences to mutually orthogonal code, frequency, and/or time resources reserved for reference signals of the ue, and transmitting the references signals to, for example, an enodeb.. ... Nokia

03/05/15 / #20150065108

Coordinated scheduling with adaptive muting

Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products relating to coordinated scheduling with adaptive muting are provided. One method comprises transmitting, by a network element, calculated impact information for a cell of the network element when taking an action related to a cell of the network element and/or taking an action related to a cell of a second network element. ... Nokia

03/05/15 / #20150065036

Near field communications for traffic and hazard mapping

Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for reporting hazards and other events. In one aspect there is provided a method. ... Nokia

03/05/15 / #20150063814

Network management system

Services are transmittable via a transport network by using container(s), wherein each container is adapted to transmit data with a specific bandwidth and is multiplexable, according to a dynamic multiplexing structure, to at least another container adapted to transmit data with a higher bandwidth. The network management system selects a container being adapted to transmit data with a first bandwidth out of the number of containers, determines all containers of the number of containers being adapted to transmit data with a bandwidth lower than the first bandwidth, and defines all possible termination points for each determined container. ... Nokia

03/05/15 / #20150063595

Speaker apparatus

An apparatus comprising: a surface; at least one contact transducer, wherein the at least one contact transducer is coupled to the surface and configured to move the surface to generate at least one acoustic signal, wherein the at least one acoustic signal is configured to be transmitted at least by the surface; at least one acoustic enhancer configured to enhance the acoustic output of the at least one contact transducer, wherein the at least one acoustic enhancer comprises at least one further transducer configured to generate at least one further acoustic signal.. . ... Nokia

03/05/15 / #20150063250

Hybrid automatic repeat request in communications

A method for hybrid automatic repeat request harq signalling in a communications system is disclosed. The method includes defining, in a communications apparatus, a link-independent harq entity for one link direction, wherein the defined entity includes a resource allocation for one or more of forward link and reverse link data, the resource allocation including at least one harq process having a process identification, each harq process having a unique harq identification, a data allocation having a predetermined timing offset with respect to the resource allocation, and a harq acknowledgement allocation having a predetermined timing offset with respect to the data allocation, wherein the timing offset of the harq acknowledgement with respect to the data allocation is determined in terms of time division duplexing tdd frames and independently of a forward link-reverse link ratio.. ... Nokia

03/05/15 / #20150063222

Coordinated scheduling with adaptive muting

Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products relating to coordinated scheduling with adaptive muting are provided. One method comprises transmitting, by a network element, calculated impact information for a cell of the network element when taking an action related to a cell of the network element and/or taking an action related to a cell of a second network element. ... Nokia

03/05/15 / #20150063219

Connection establishment

In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus, a computer program product and a method is provided for immediate connection establishment. The example embodiment comprises receiving, at an apparatus, one or more device discovery response messages, the one or more device discovery response messages including information regarding source device of the respective message. ... Nokia

03/05/15 / #20150063206

Method and apparatus for local area network implementation

Various methods are described for implementing secondary networks for cooperative communications with a primary network. One example method may include providing for connection to a primary network. ... Nokia

03/05/15 / #20150063196

Apparatus and method to allocate communication resources in a communication system

An apparatus, system and method for providing interference cancellation and communication resource reservation limits to allocate communication resources in a communication system. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a processor and memory including computer program code. ... Nokia

03/05/15 / #20150063143

Lte advanced service indicator

In accordance with the exemplary embodiments there is at least an apparatus and method to perform receiving an indication of advanced services of an area associated with the communication network, in response to the indication of advanced services, determining a relative performance improvement of the advanced services for the device, and based on the determined relative performance improvement, setting an indication flag at the device. Further, in accordance with the exemplary embodiments, perform sending towards a user equipment information including an indication o f an advanced service area available to the user equipment, where the information is for use by the user equipment in determining whether accessing the advanced service area would provide a relative operational performance to the user equipment, and in response to the sending, receiving an indication of one of the user equipment displaying an indication of the advanced service area, and the user equipment accessing the advanced service area.. ... Nokia

03/05/15 / #20150063139

Apparatus and method for interference management between cellular and local area networks

According to an example embodiment of this application, a method may include determining a distance from a network element; and assigning at least one of a downlink resource or an uplink resource to the network element based at least in part on the determined distance, wherein the assigned resource is used for both a downlink and an uplink communication of the network element.. . ... Nokia

03/05/15 / #20150063128

Method, apparatus, and computer program product for wireless signaling

Embodiments of the invention provide signaling mechanisms for wireless networks composed of a large number of stations. An example method embodiment comprises: storing, by a wireless device, a prior channel estimate that was previously transmitted to another wireless device in a wireless network; receiving, by the wireless device, a request message from the other device, to determine a distortion between a current channel estimate and the prior channel estimate and compare the determined distortion to a distortion threshold value, the request message being a broadcast request message or a measurement request message and the distortion value being either included in the request message, received in another message, or a preconfigured value; determining, by the wireless device, the distortion between the current channel estimate and the prior channel estimate and comparing the determined distortion to the distortion threshold value; and transmitting, by the wireless device, one or more parallel or sequential messages to the other device, indicating presence of the determined distortion greater than the distortion threshold value or indicating an inability to determine a distortion in channel estimates.. ... Nokia

03/05/15 / #20150063126

Apparatus, method, system and computer program product for server failure handling

Apparatus, method, system and computer program product for server failure handling a mechanism for a first apparatus is described. The mechanism comprising receiving, from a first apparatus, a first authentication request comprising an user identity and an identity of said first apparatus, wherein said first apparatus being capable for provide authentication related service with respect to said user identity; determining if a third apparatus, originally associated with said user identity for providing authentication related service, is available for providing said service; registering said first apparatus as the server associated with said user identity for providing authentication related service, if said third apparatus is not available; sending a response to said first apparatus to acknowledge the first authentication request.. ... Nokia

03/05/15 / #20150063070

Estimating distances between devices

A mobile recording device comprises means for detecting an audio signal emitted by the first device and means for measuring a strength of the audio signal. A server or the mobile comprises means for using the measured signal strength to estimate a distance between the first and second devices. ... Nokia

03/05/15 / #20150062057

Method and apparatus for apparatus input

A method comprising receiving an indication of a first touch input that is associated with a region of a grip surface of an apparatus, the first touch input comprising a contact input, determining that the first touch input is a setting designation input that designates a setting for adjustment, receiving an indication of a second touch input that is associated with a different region of a grip surface of the apparatus, the second touch input being separate from the first touch input, performing adjustment of a value of the setting based, at least in part, on the second touch input, and receiving an indication of a release input of the first touch input is disclosed.. . ... Nokia

03/05/15 / #20150062026

Method and apparatus for selecting text information

An apparatus that may include a processor configured to receive a multiple touch input comprising a first touch input relating to a first text position within a first word and a second touch input relating to a second text position, determine a first text selection point positioned outside of a word based at least in part on the first text position, determine a second text selection point positioned outside of a word based at least in part on the second text position, and select text information between the first text selection point and the second text selection point is disclosed. A corresponding method, computer readable medium, and computer program product are also disclosed.. ... Nokia

03/05/15 / #20150061846

Display apparatus

An apparatus comprising: a timing difference processor configured to determine a timing difference between an audio signal and an associated tactile signal, and further configured to delay at least one of the audio signal and associated tactile signal dependent on the timing difference; and at least one feedback processor configured to output the audio signal and associated tactile signal, at least one of the audio signal and associated tactile signal having been delayed dependent on the timing difference.. . ... Nokia

03/05/15 / #20150060645

Method, apparatus and computer program product for sensing of visible spectrum and near infrared spectrum

In accordance with an example embodiment a method, apparatus and computer program product are provided. The method comprises filtering incident light by an ir cut-off filter to generate filtered light. ... Nokia

03/05/15 / #20150059471

Sensing

An apparatus including a first sensor including a sensing material that is sensitive to a first parameter and a second parameter, wherein sensitivity to the first parameter changes sensitivity to the second parameter. The sensitivity of the first sensor to one of the first and the second parameters may be controlled by maintaining, as a constant, the other of the first and the second parameters. ... Nokia

02/26/15 / #20150058920

Method and apparatus for providing distributed policy management

An approach is provided for distributed policy management and enforcement. A policy manager determines one or more domains of an information system. ... Nokia

02/26/15 / #20150058737

Method and apparatus for distributing content to multiple devices

An approach is provided distributing content to multiple devices. Specifically, a distribution module causes, at least in part, a rendering of at least one user interface for distributing content among at least one device and one or more other devices with connectivity to the at least one device. ... Nokia

02/26/15 / #20150057041

Blind spectrum sensing based on maximum correlation coefficients and use thereof

A method includes performing blind spectrum sensing of a frequency band to determine whether a primary user is using the frequency band. The blind spectrum sensing is based at least in part on a comparison between a detection statistic based on a maximum correlation coefficient and a detection threshold based on theoretical computation of a distribution of the detection statistic. ... Nokia

02/26/15 / #20150056998

Method and apparatus for improved multi subscription operation

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided in which the network is informed of a connection break with a device having multiple sims. In this regard, from the perspective of the device, information regarding a connection break with the device is provided to a network entity associated with a first network, the device communicating with the first network via a first subscription. ... Nokia

02/26/15 / #20150056920

Method, apparatus, and computer program product for management of connected devices, such as in a wireless docking environment

Method, apparatus, and computer program product embodiments enable a wireless docking center device to manage one or more wireless and/or wired peripheral devices on behalf of a wireless dockee device. Example embodiments of the invention include wireless docking management of peripheral devices, power management in wireless docking, intelligent and automatic connection activation in wireless docking, notification based on user proximity to a peripheral device in wireless docking, and redirect data transmission between peripheral devices in wireless docking. ... Nokia

02/26/15 / #20150055834

Method and apparatus for improved facial recognition

A method, apparatus and computer program product for an improved facial recognition system are provided. Some embodiments may utilize a weighted block division of an image and capture a property measurement for pixels residing within a block. ... Nokia

02/26/15 / #20150055712

Carriage of sei messages in rtp payload format

A system and method of modifying error resiliency features by conveying temporal level 0 picture indices, such as tl0_pic_idx, within an sei message instead of optionally including them in the nal unit header is provided. In addition, a mechanism is provided for enabling repetition of any sei messages in real-time transport protocol (rtp) packets. ... Nokia

02/26/15 / #20150055621

Devices, methods and computer program products for an improved handover in inter-site carrier aggregation scenarios

A handover process is proposed in a carrier aggregation scenario, in which there is encompassed a device communicating with a terminal in association with at least another device, using at least two carriers. At least a first carrier towards the terminal is established from the at least one another device and at least a second carrier is established towards the terminal from the device. ... Nokia

02/26/15 / #20150055583

Method and apparatus for signaling reference signals to a ue in an lte system

A method is provided. Amount information is determined. ... Nokia

02/26/15 / #20150055581

Transmit diversity on a control channel without additional reference signals

Disclosed is a method and an apparatus providing antenna port sharing and a demodulation reference signals (dmrs) based precoding scheme for a distributed enhanced physical downlink control channel (e-pdcch) using, for example, spatial frequency block codes (sfbc)/frequency selective transmit diversity (fstd) transmit diversity. The method exhibits the same performance as sfbc/fstd transmit diversity using un-precoded dmrs while not prohibiting another ues' localized e-pdcch to be potentially multiplexed in a same physical resource block (prb) pair. ... Nokia

02/26/15 / #20150055571

Link model for multi-prefix packet system bearer

A second internet protocol network is logically connected to a packet data network connection provided between a user equipment and a first internet protocol network over a radio access network, the second internet protocol network located on a data path from the first internet protocol network to the user equipment. The first internet protocol network represents the highest level internet protocol point of attachment to the packet data network connection. ... Nokia

02/26/15 / #20150055539

Reporting for mbms

The invention relates to an apparatus including 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: obtain information concerning signal quality, obtain information on location of a cell in relation to a multimedia service area, wherein the information concerning signal quality is created, and control utilizing the information concerning signal quality in a network based on the information on the location of a the cell in relation to the multimedia service area.. . ... Nokia

02/26/15 / #20150055523

Ul-dl interference management for tdd eimta

Uplink-downlink (ul-dl) interference management may benefit various communication systems, such as communication systems of the third generation partnership project (3gpp) long term evolution advanced (lte-advanced) release 12 (rel-12). More specifically, certain methods and apparatuses may provide lte time division duplex (tdd) enhancement for dl-ul interference management and traffic adaptation (tdd eimta). ... Nokia

02/26/15 / #20150055507

Method for automatic tunneling of ipv6 packets with topologically incorrect source addresses

An apparatus and a method are provided, by which a gateway function between a first network and a second network is carried out, a packet is received from a network node located in the second network, wherein the packet comprises a source address which topologically does not belong to the second network, the received packet is encapsulated in a new packet, and the new packet is sent to the first network.. . ... Nokia

02/26/15 / #20150055461

Gateway selection for mobile communications network architecture optimization

A gateway control apparatus of a mobile communications network system, which is a termination point of signaling messages according to a first protocol, detects a first selection request via an interface of a first network technology from a mobility management entity, of selecting the gateway control apparatus for communicating user data in the mobile communications network system between an entity of the first protocol and a network of a second protocol. Based on the detected first selection request, the gateway control apparatus selects a distributed gateway device from plural distributed gateway devices for communicating the user data, and provides a second selection request of selecting the distributed gateway device via an interface of a second network technology independent from the first network technology.. ... Nokia

02/26/15 / #20150055459

Method and apparatus for performing overload control for hss recovery

A method and apparatus can transmit communications traffic to a home subscriber server on a network. An overload indicator is received from the home subscriber server, with the overload indicator including a severity indicator. ... Nokia

02/19/15 / #20150052481

Touch screen hover input handling

Apparatus has at least one processor and at least one memory having computer-readable code stored thereon. When executed, the code controls the at least one processor: to cause display of a list or array of objects on a touch screen; to respond to detecting a users digit at a location hovering over but not touching the touch screen by causing display of a first object at a location corresponding to the location of the digit to be changed from an original size to an enlarged size whilst causing display of other objects to remain substantially or exactly at their original size; and whilst the first object is displayed at the large size, to respond to detecting a trigger by increasing the size of a target area in which response is made to a touch input by selecting the first object.. ... Nokia

02/19/15 / #20150052234

Centralized ip address management for distributed gateways

There are provided measures for centralized ip address management for distributed gateways. Such measures exemplarily comprise management of ip addresses for hosts being linked with a plurality of distributed gateway entities via a first host-specific tunnel at a centralized controller entity, and control of the plurality of distributed gateway entities in terms of internet protocol address management from the centralized controller entity via a second host-specific tunnel on the basis of the managed internet protocol addresses for the hosts. ... Nokia

02/19/15 / #20150050946

Supporting storage of data

An apparatus determines for each of a plurality of sub-areas of an area an amount of measurement results that are received for the respective sub-area. The apparatus further determines a sub-area, for which the determined amount of measurement results exceeds a reference value. ... Nokia

02/19/15 / #20150050943

Method and apparatus for managing a wireless transmitter

In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus, comprising a memory configured to store at least one first parameter, at least one processing core configured to control, using a cognitive radio principle, radio transmission using a first radio access technology, wherein the at least one first parameter is used in the cognitive radio principle, wherein the at least one processing core is configured to select the at least one first parameter in dependence of at least one second parameter, wherein the at least one second parameter at least one of relates to a second radio access technology and comprises a length of a last burst or silent period of the first radio access technology.. . ... Nokia

02/19/15 / #20150050935

Controlling a radio resource control connection between a base station and a user equipment

It is described a method for controlling a radio resource control connection between a base station and a user equipment, wherein a radio resource control connection between the base station and the user equipment is established for exchanging control messages between the base station and the user equipment the control messages being required for an application running on the user equipment. The method includes determining a first value being indicative for a mobility characteristic of the user equipment and a second value being indicative for a data traffic characteristic of the user equipment, comparing the first value and the second value, setting a release timer based on the comparison, and controlling the radio resource control connection based on the release timer, wherein the radio resource control connection will end upon expiry of the release timer.. ... Nokia

02/19/15 / #20150050927

Signaling support for devices with multiple and/or flexible form factors

Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for signaling support for devices with multiple and/or flexible form factors are provided. One method includes determining, by a device having multiple forms and associated with a network, a current form or a change in the form of the device, determining new parameters according to the determined current form of the device, and reporting the new parameters to the network.. ... Nokia

02/19/15 / #20150049899

Apparatus and method for sound reproduction

In an embodiment an apparatus includes a graphical display panel and a loudspeaker. The panel has a display layer for displaying images and defines a plurality of apertures penetrating through at least the display layer. ... Nokia

02/19/15 / #20150049749

Trust indication for wlan access networks

It is provided a method, comprising providing a non 3gpp network access to a user equipment (s10); connecting an apparatus performing the method via an interface to a packet data network gateway of a packet core network (s20); indicating, to the packet data network gateway via the interface, an indication whether the non 3gpp network access is a trusted access (s30).. . ... Nokia

02/19/15 / #20150049721

Method and apparatus for cognitive radio coexistence

In a non-limiting and exemplary embodiment, a method is provided for sharing secondary cognitive radio resource user related information. A coexistence node receives information on network properties associated with secondary cognitive radio resource users. ... Nokia

02/19/15 / #20150049676

Configuration uncertainty

For an initial period after informing a user equipment of a change in the number of carriers configured for transmissions from a transmitting device to the user equipment from a first carrier set to a second carrier set, wherein at least one of the first and second carrier sets contains a plurality of carriers: refraining from scheduling data transmissions to said user equipment on one or more carriers other than those common to both said first and second carrier sets; and decoding feedback information received from said user equipment using a number of code basis sequences according to the number of carriers common to both said first and second carrier sets.. . ... Nokia

02/19/15 / #20150049665

Method, apparatus, and computer program product for adaptive relaying data distribution in wireless networks

Method, apparatus, and computer program product example embodiments enable data distribution in wireless communication networks. In example embodiments, a method comprises receiving a wireless broadcast message including a message id and an associated distributor address; buffering the received wireless broadcast message and starting an observation window timer for the message if the message id of the received wireless broadcast message is not stored in a database of message ids and associated distributor addresses for previously received wireless broadcast messages; calculating a relaying probability for the received wireless broadcast message, based on a number of distributor address entries associated with the message id in the database, the entries resulting from receiving other wireless broadcast messages having the same message id during the observation window; transmitting the buffered message following termination of the observation window, based on the calculated relaying probability; and starting a cooling window timer upon termination of the observation window and removing all records containing the message id from the database following termination of the cooling window.. ... Nokia

02/19/15 / #20150049647

Network interface utilization dependent charging determination

There are provided measures for network interface utilization dependent charging determination. Such measures exemplarily comprise establishing a connection between a network and a neighboring network for transiting a transmission session, obtaining connection state parameters based on at least one of said connection, said network, and said neighboring network, and generating a charging information message based on said connection state parameters at a network interface side, and receiving a charging information message related to a connection between a network and a neighboring network for transiting a transmission session, storing connection state parameters based on said charging information message, and generating an account for said transmission session based on said connection state parameters at a charging evaluation side.. ... Nokia

02/19/15 / #20150049615

Received signal quality measurement triggering and reporting

An apparatus and method provide received signal quality measurement management triggering and reporting. Specifically, a received signal quality range is defined including a best received signal quality as upper border, which is the best received signal quality in a radio resource management measurement among all received signal qualities measured in a received signal quality measurement procedure. ... Nokia

02/19/15 / #20150049080

Method and apparatus for rendering items in a user interface

An approach is provided for rendering items in a user interface. The approach may, for instance, include: a pre-fetching and a caching of item information associated with one or more items for one or more determined categories based on location information associated with the device; a processing of a detected attitude change associated with the device and of an attitude change threshold to determine an intended orientation mode for the device; a modification of one or more representations, of one or more items, that are within a region, of a user interface, associated with a user interface object; a grouping, a de-overlapping, or a combination thereof of the one or more representations based on an overlapping of one or more rendering locations, of the one or more representations, in a three-dimensional model space.. ... Nokia

02/19/15 / #20150048804

Charging connector overheat detection and protection apparatus

The present invention provides an apparatus that includes a resistive control block (rcb) coupled to data lines of a universal serial bus (usb) connector charging port and is configured to change a level of resistance between the data lines. The apparatus further includes a sensing and adjustment block (sab) that is configured to sense a predetermined level of overheating of the usb connector charging port and cause the rcb to increase the level of resistance resulting in the usb connector charging port to appear as a different type of port. ... Nokia

02/12/15 / #20150047015

Access control for hardware units

The invention relates to providing access control to service units of a computer system. When a program unit such as a process or a thread accesses a service unit, the service unit generates an access signal (e.g. ... Nokia

02/12/15 / #20150046838

Method and apparatus for providing a messaging interface

An approach is presented for interacting with a messaging user interface. A presentation is caused, at least in part, of a messaging user interface associated with one or more messaging services at a device. ... Nokia

02/12/15 / #20150046696

Method and apparatus for secured social networking

Various methods are described for using a local trust level and/or a general trust level to control access of data in psn. Any psn user can select other users with at least a minimum level of local and/or general trust for secure communications. ... Nokia

02/12/15 / #20150045074

Short message service mobile originated/mobile terminated without mobile station international subscriber directory number (msisdn) in internet protocol multimedia subsystem (ims)

Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for submitting and/or delivering a sms between user equipment without msisdn are provided. One method includes storing the sip-uri and imsi for a device sending a sms. ... Nokia

02/12/15 / #20150045031

Methods, apparatuses and computer program products for optimizing mobility in heterogeneous networks

An apparatus for facilitating mobility management may include a processor and memory storing executable computer code causing the apparatus to at least perform operations including receiving a mobility timer from a network device. The computer program code may further cause the apparatus to start a time period of the received mobility timer in response to entering a cell. ... Nokia

02/12/15 / #20150045029

Method and apparatus providing data offloading and carrier aggregation associated measurement reporting

An exemplary method includes operating a user equipment in a macro cell and selectively, based on at least one criterion, at least one of measuring or not measuring a small cell located within the macro cell, and transmitting or not transmitting a measurement report for the small cell to a wireless network. The use of embodiments of this invention enables intelligent decisions to be made in a heterogeneous network (hetnet) at least with respect to the use of small cells for data offloading purposes. ... Nokia

02/12/15 / #20150045024

Measurement pattern for small cell searching

Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for small cell searching. In one aspect there is provided a method. ... Nokia

02/12/15 / #20150045014

Method and apparatus for use in mdt data collection

According to an embodiment there is provided a method comprising; collecting a first type of measurement and a second type of measurement, said first and second types of measurement being used together by an entity; and causing values of said first type of measurement to be sent with associated values of said second type of measurement to be sent.. . ... Nokia

02/12/15 / #20150043542

Method and apparatus for reporting reference information with respect to multiple carriers or multiple cells

A method includes causing first reference information associated with a first cell or carrier and second reference information associated with a second cell or carrier to be sent to a first destination in a first time interval and causing at least third reference information associated with a third cell or carrier to be sent to a second destination in a different time interval.. . ... Nokia

02/12/15 / #20150043471

Method and apparatus for activating frequencies in white space

A method for acquiring spectrum beyond the licensed spectrum for wireless network communications comprising accessing a geolocation database to determine a configuration of white space frequencies that may be available and transmitting the carrier aggregation configuration to user equipment (ue). The carrier aggregation configuration may be at least partially encrypted with the key sequences for the encryption being optionally changed for improved security. ... Nokia

02/12/15 / #20150043370

Inter-cell interference detection for inter portable long term evolution local area network interference

The long term evolution (lte) of the third generation partnership project may benefit from a long term evolution local area network (lte-lan) system, such as a portable lte-lan system. Moreover, an lte-lan system may benefit from inter-cell interference (ici) detection for inter portable lte-lan interference. ... Nokia

02/12/15 / #20150043366

Scanning in wireless networks

A method, apparatus, and computer program for monitoring messages transmitted in a wireless network are disclosed. On the basis of the monitoring, it is determined that a transmission rate of messages is not sufficient upon detecting no message within a minimum transmission time interval and, upon determining that the transmission rate of messages is not sufficient, an access point of the wireless network is caused to transmit a scanning message.. ... Nokia

02/12/15 / #20150043363

Apparatus and method to reduce interference between disparate communication systems

Embodiments include a method and apparatus configured to reduce interference. The method includes determining, by a user equipment, active and inactive subframes of a plurality of subframes associated with a wireless local area network (wlan) communication. ... Nokia

02/12/15 / #20150042850

Apparatus and a method for imaging

An apparatus and a method is provided. An apparatus including at least one color separation diffraction grating configured to direct different spectral components of incident light in different directions; one or more further diffraction gratings configured to at least partially compensate for dispersion in one or more of the different spectral components of light; and one or more image sensors configured to detect the one or more dispersion compensated spectral components of light.. ... Nokia

02/12/15 / #20150042679

Apparatus, method, computer program and system for a near eye display

Embodiments of the present invention relate to an apparatus, method, computer program and system for a near eye display to cause at least: displaying visual content on a near eye display; detecting an event; and adjusting, in response to detecting the event, a visual prominence of the displayed visual content for altering a viewer's immersion level in the displayed visual content.. . ... Nokia

02/12/15 / #20150042349

Voltage measurement

Apparatus comprises a charging terminal for connection to a source of charging current; a battery terminal for connection to a battery; a first resistive element; a second resistive element; a switch having a single pole and first and second throws; and a voltage measurement circuit having first and second inputs. The first throw of the switch is coupled to a node between the battery terminal and the second resistive element. ... Nokia

02/05/15 / #20150040035

Social network interaction

In a mobile communications terminal 100, there is provided a gestural control application for associated operation with an image viewing application. The gestural control application is configured to receive user gestures inputted through a touch-sensitive display of the apparatus when one or more images is displayed by the image viewing application. ... Nokia

02/05/15 / #20150040028

Task history user interface using a clustering algorithm

The aspects of the disclosed embodiments include clustering a set of discrete user interface states into groups; presenting the groups on a display of a device; and enabling selection of any state within a presented group, wherein selection of a state returns the user interface to the selected state.. . ... Nokia

02/05/15 / #20150040022

Downloading of content

Desired content may be selected from a content server and added to a wishlist or a shopping list. If the desired content is added to a wishlist, a receiving device other than the device from which the selection(s) were received may be identified or selected. ... Nokia

02/05/15 / #20150039761

Content sharing within a private suer group

Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for sharing content. In some embodiments, there is provided a method. ... Nokia

02/05/15 / #20150039632

Media tagging

The invention relates to media tagging of a media content. At least one media tag is determined on the basis of obtained context recognition data formed prior to and after a time point of capturing of the media content. ... Nokia

02/05/15 / #20150039441

Apparatuses, methods and systems for ad-hoc applications based on advertisement

The disclosure details the implementation of apparatuses, methods and systems for a framework for ad-hoc applications based on advertising (faaba). The faaba may employ short-range radio-frequency communications. ... Nokia

02/05/15 / #20150039302

Spatial audio signaling filtering

An apparatus comprising: an analyser configured to analyse at least one input to determine one or more expression within the at least one input; and a controller configured to control at least one audio signal associated with the at least one input dependent on the determination of the one or more expression.. . ... Nokia

02/05/15 / #20150039260

Method, apparatus and computer program product for activity recognition

In accordance with an example embodiment a method, apparatus and computer program product are provided. The method comprises receiving, at an apparatus, a sampled data associated with an activity from one or more sensors wirelessly coupled to the apparatus. ... Nokia

02/05/15 / #20150038151

User equipment mobility in networks including small cells

Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for mobility estimation in networks including small cells. In one aspect there is provided a method. ... Nokia

02/05/15 / #20150036687

Mapping selective dscp values to gtp-u

An apparatus and a method are provided by which a packet is received, a service identification in the packet is detected, it is decided based on the detected service identification whether a tunnel protocol extension header is to be generated or not, and, when the tunnel protocol extension header is to be generated, the tunnel protocol extension header is generated, the received packet is encapsulated with the generated tunnel protocol extension header and the encapsulated packet is forwarded.. . ... Nokia

02/05/15 / #20150036659

Local networks

The invention relates to an apparatus including 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: provide access to a network and needed bearers locally, and obtain offload bearer traffic from an umbrella node under control of the umbrella node in such a manner that a core network sees the offload bearer traffic as internal umbrella node traffic.. . ... Nokia

02/05/15 / #20150036602

Method for configuring a communication channel

A base station determines first quality information indicative for a quality of a first part of subframes of a communication channel and a second quality information indicative for a quality of a second part of the subframes of the communication channel. Feedback information is received from a ue being indicative for the quality of the communication channel. ... Nokia

02/05/15 / #20150036594

Link setup level coordination

Various communication systems may benefit from coordination in interworking. For example, certain wireless communication systems may benefit from link setup level coordination, such as coordination between a first radio access technology base station and a terminal that is setting up a link to a second radio access technology. ... Nokia

02/05/15 / #20150036590

Controlling a modulation and coding scheme for a transmission between a base station and a user equipment

It is described a method for controlling a modulation and coding scheme for a transmission between a base station and a user equipment, wherein the modulation and coding scheme is selectable based on a first modulation and coding scheme table including entries corresponding to a plurality of modulation and coding schemes with a first maximum modulation order or based on a second modulation and coding scheme table including entries corresponding to a plurality of modulation and coding schemes with a second maximum modulation order. The method comprises selecting, by the base station, the first modulation and coding scheme table or the second modulation and coding scheme table, and controlling, by the base station, the modulation and coding scheme for the transmission between the base station and the user equipment based on the selected modulation and coding scheme table.. ... Nokia

02/05/15 / #20150036540

Method, apparatus, and computer program product for hop count usage in cluster selection

Embodiments enable access to a wireless communications medium. In example embodiments, a method comprises receiving first synchronization messages from a wireless device transmitting synchronization messages in a first neighbor awareness network cluster, the first synchronization messages including a first hop count value to a first anchor master in the first cluster and information describing a first master rank value of the first anchor master; receiving second synchronization messages from a wireless device transmitting synchronization messages in a second neighbor awareness network cluster, the second synchronization messages including a second hop count value to a second anchor master in the second cluster and information describing a second master rank value of the second anchor master; and selecting the first neighbor awareness network cluster or the second neighbor awareness network cluster, based on at least one of the first and second hop count values and the first and second master rank values.. ... Nokia

02/05/15 / #20150036517

Supporting a positioning of an apparatus that is based on periodic transmissions of the apparatus

For enabling a situational adjustment of the frequency of a periodic transmission by a mobile apparatus, which enables a determination of positions of the mobile apparatus, at least one criterion for an adjustment of the frequency is monitored. When it is detected that the at least one criterion is met, an adjustment of the frequency is caused. ... Nokia

02/05/15 / #20150036008

Method, apparatus and computer program product for image stabilization

In accordance with an example embodiment a method, apparatus and computer program product are provided. The method comprises configuring a pre-determined movement of at least one of a lens element (210) and a sensor element (212). ... Nokia

02/05/15 / #20150035864

Method, apparatus, computer program and user interface

A method, apparatus, computer program and user interface where the method comprises: using a first application to cause content associated with a location to be displayed on a display; detecting a user input; and in response to the user input, determining the scale of the content, and if the scale of the content is above a threshold accessing a second, different application to cause a graphical representation indicative of the location associated with the content to be displayed on the display and if the scale of the content is below a threshold continuing using the first application to change the scale of the content displayed on the display.. . ... Nokia

01/29/15 / #20150031400

Method and apparatus for providing hub-based indexing and services

An approach is provided for providing hub-based indexing and services. The hub-based platform causes, at least in part, an indexing of location-based content according to one or more location hubs of one or more transportation lines, next, the hub-based platform determines a current proximity, a predicted proximity, or a combination thereof of one or more devices to the one or more location hubs, wherein the one or more devices are (a) traveling on the one or more transportation lines, (b) predicted to travel on the one or more transportation lines, or (c) a combination thereof. ... Nokia

01/29/15 / #20150031383

Managing a radio transmission between a base station and a user equipment

It is described a method for managing a radio transmission between a base station and a user equipment, wherein a communication channel is used for the radio transmission, wherein the communication channel includes a plurality of channel resources and is based on a mimo transmission scheme. The method includes dividing the plurality of channel resources into a set of channel resource regions, assigning a mimo rank to each channel resource region, wherein the mimo rank is indicative for a number of channel resources to be used for a radio transmission within a corresponding channel resource region, selecting a channel resource region for the radio transmission between the base station and the user equipment, and managing the radio transmission between the base station and the user equipment based on the selected channel resource region and the corresponding assigned mimo rank.. ... Nokia

01/29/15 / #20150031380

Communication method, system and user terminal

A communications system comprising one or more transponders and a user terminal including a processing unit, a reader unit for communicating with the transponders and a communications unit. The one or more transponders are configured to store connection specific information on the terminal device, and the reader unit of the user terminal is configured to receive the connection specific information on the terminal device stored in a transponder in response to the reader unit of the user terminal being positioned at least in proximity to the transponder, and the processing unit is configured to utilize the received connection specific information when a communications connection between the user terminal and the terminal device is established.. ... Nokia

01/29/15 / #20150031363

Improvements for evaluating handover failures

Apparatuses and methods are provided by which a user equipment receives information enabling handover and/or apparatus type identification related to a handover, and stores the information enabling handover and/or apparatus type identification. In case of a connection failure, the stored information enabling handover and/or apparatus type identification may later be used to evaluate the cause for the connection failure.. ... Nokia

01/29/15 / #20150031359

Optimization on network assisted proximity services discovery management

Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for network assisted prose discovery management are provided. One method includes establishing, by a network element, a discovery context of a user equipment, and transmitting a discovery context establishment request comprising beacon information on at least one other user that a user of the user equipment is interested in discovering.. ... Nokia

01/29/15 / #20150031355

Method and apparatus for single-radio-voice-call continuity

A method and apparatus can be configured to receive, by a service-centralization-&-continuity application server, an identifier from an access-transfer-control-function entity. The method can also include transmitting a message to the access-transfer-control-function entity, wherein the message comprises the identifier, and the identifier allows the access-transfer-control-function entity to authorize the transmitted message.. ... Nokia

01/29/15 / #20150031317

Apparatus and methods for providing a power amplifier with interference cancellation

Methods and apparatus are provided for amplifying an input signal. An electronic circuit system comprises a first circuit comprising a power amplifier, configured to receive a first branch of an input signal, and generate a first amplified signal based on the input signal of the first branch; a second circuit, configured to receive a second branch of the input signal, generate a cancellation signal based on the input signal of the second branch, and combine the first amplified signal and the cancellation signal to generate a second amplified signal. ... Nokia

01/29/15 / #20150030159

Audio processing apparatus

An example approach for navigation is provided with an apparatus comprising: a navigation processor configured to generate at least one navigation command; and an audio processor configured to determine at least one directional audio parameter so as to provide a direction, the at least one directional audio parameter being based on the navigation command and further configured to process at least one audio signal based on the at least one directional audio parameter such that a virtual sound image of a navigation routing is generated based on the processed at least one audio signal.. . ... Nokia

01/29/15 / #20150030019

Mobile switching center acting as a short message service gateway

Communications systems, such as the evolved packet system, may benefit from configurations and methods for a mobile switching center. For example, a mobile switching center may be configured to act as a short message service gateway. ... Nokia

01/29/15 / #20150030001

Ue reporting of mobility information useful for optimizing ue parameter settings

A method includes determining that reporting of user equipment mobility information is to be performed. The method further includes reporting, responsive to the determining, the user equipment mobility information, the user equipment mobility information concerning at least a time period in one or both of an idle state or a connected state since a transition by the user equipment to a cell, or since a transition by the user equipment to or from a connected state with a cell, apparatus, systems, computer programs, and computer program products are also disclosed.. ... Nokia

01/29/15 / #20150029998

Inter-node b handover in hsdpa or multi-flow hspa including packet retransmission

The application relates to the removal of one of the links in multi-flow hspa but the proposed method is also applicable to normal hsdpa operation during handover. In particular the application aims at minimizing the negative impact of a removed radio link, i.e. ... Nokia

01/29/15 / #20150029943

Shared access of uplink carrier

A method includes configuring user equipment to support use of one or more carriers for authorized shared access. The configuring is performed to emphasize use of a first set of a plurality of carriers over use of a second set of the plurality of carriers. ... Nokia

01/29/15 / #20150029920

Power saving ul dtx and dl drx techniques for multi-flow operation in hspa

An apparatus includes multi-flow communicating means adapted to perform a communication with a ue including a portion of a multi-flow communication to the ue; evaluating means adapted to evaluate the communication with the ue; and providing means adapted to provide a dtx/drx information based on the evaluation. The dtx/drx information is related to at least one of a discontinuous transmission state and a discontinuous reception state of the ue. ... Nokia

01/29/15 / #20150029359

Colour balance processor

It is inter alia disclosed a method comprising: capturing an image with a flash; forming at least one weighted masked area of the image by masking at least one area of the image with a weighting mask; and determining an impact metric indicating the combined impact of the brightness and pixel colour components for the at least one weighted masked area.. . ... Nokia

01/29/15 / #20150029357

Method and apparatus for enhanced automatic adjustment of focus, exposure and white balance in digital photography

A method, apparatus and computer program are described where signals are received from a camera unit (310) having an image sensor with a plurality of image detectors. The signals include first signals received from first pixel detectors corresponding to a first image area and second signals received from second pixel detectors corresponding to a second image area surrounding the first image area. ... Nokia

01/29/15 / #20150029221

Apparatus, methods, computer programs suitable for enabling in-shop demonstrations

A functionally limited apparatus configured to enable, at a remote apparatus, an augmented reality, the apparatus comprising: a body; and computer visible features configured to control augmented reality output at the remote apparatus.. . ... Nokia

01/29/15 / #20150029061

Antenna

An apparatus including an antenna having an active element and a parasitic element; and at least one support, where the antenna is at least partially on the at least one support, where the at least one support includes a first section coupled to a second different section, where the active element is at least partially on the first section, and where the first section is at least partially formed with a first manufacturing process and a first material. The parasitic element is at least partially on the second section, and the second section is at least partially formed with a second different manufacturing process and a second different material.. ... Nokia

01/22/15 / #20150026775

Access mode selection based on user equipment selected access network identity

Access mode selection based on user equipment selected access network identity may be useful, for example, with respect to the authentication in third generation partnership project (3gpp) networks of subscribers attaching to a trusted wireless local area network (wlan) access network (twan). A method of access mode selection can include informing, in a request, an authentication server regarding at least one access mode for a user equipment. ... Nokia

01/22/15 / #20150026327

Multi-level self-organizing network coordination

There are provided measures for realizing multi-level self-organizing network coordination, including self-organizing network coordination procedures. Such measures exemplarily comprise communication of a notification for self-organizing network coordination, which notifies an action of at least one self-organizing network function at a lower management level, from the lower management level of a self-organizing network to a higher management level of the self-organizing network, either before the action is actually performed or after the action has actually been performed, and coordination of the notified action in terms of self-organizing network coordination at the higher management level.. ... Nokia

01/22/15 / #20150026263

Content storing device query

A method, apparatus, and correspondingly configured computer program, in which a querying device inputs a user an identification of desired content and sends a query request for the desired content to surrounding memory devices. The query request is adapted to cause compatible receiving memory devices to perform a search based on the request. ... Nokia

01/22/15 / #20150024776

Optimizing cooperation areas and cover shifts in cellular communications network systems

In a cellular communications network system comprising a plurality of cells including a first cell and second cells different from and present in the neighborhood of the first cell, measurement reports are repeatedly received from user equipments, each including a first signal strength value corresponding to a signal strength measured from the first cell over a short time period and n second signal strength values corresponding to signal strengths measured over the short time period from n second cells, which correspond to the n strongest signal strengths measured from the second cells, n being an integer greater than one. A value of a counter is incremented which corresponds to a potential cooperation area formed by the first cell corresponding to the first signal strength value and the n second cells corresponding to the n second signal strength values.. ... Nokia

01/22/15 / #20150024757

Measures in case of handover problems in case of relaying

An apparatus and a method are described, by which communication from at least one network control node is relayed to at least one user equipment and vice versa, it is detected whether a connection to a network control node or a handover of the apparatus from a serving network control node to a target network control node for maintaining a network connection of the at least one user equipment is required but not possible, and, in case the connection or the handover is not possible, the at least one user equipment is instructed to perform a handover to a network control node.. . ... Nokia

01/22/15 / #20150024751

Handling handover requests in a communications system

A scenario may arise in which a circuit switched (cs) bearer reservation is successful but a voice media switching from packet switched (ps) to cs performed by a mobile switching center (msc) server fails. Certain embodiments provides systems, apparatuses, and methods for recovery from such a scenario. ... Nokia

01/22/15 / #20150023264

Allocation of communication resources for control signals in the uplink

The disclosure relates operation where information of at least one selected resource from a pool of resources for control signals in uplink is signalled in downlink at least one resource is selected from a pool of resources for control signals in the uplink, where after information of the selected at least one resource is signalled in the downlink communication of control signals in the uplink by at least one device is facilitated such that at least one non-selected resource from the pool of resources is used in sending of control signals in the uplink the at least one resource is implicitly derived in accordance with a predefined rule.. . ... Nokia

01/22/15 / #20150023254

Network device in a communication network and method for providing communications traffic breakout

According to an exemplary embodiment of the invention a network device may be provided which may comprise a receiving unit, a sending unit and an evaluating unit. It may be foreseen that the receiving unit may be adapted to receive a trigger signal for preparing a breakout of a plurality of packets, wherein the plurality of packets may comprise at least one packet from a first source and at least one packet from a second source and wherein the evaluating unit may be adapted to evaluate the trigger signal. ... Nokia

01/22/15 / #20150023197

Common reference signal configuration for carrier aggregation

Eliminating or reducing transmission of common signals for enhanced spectral efficiency, improved support for heterogeneous networks, network energy saving possibilities, can be obtained by apparatuses and methods according to certain embodiments. A method for operating a user equipment can include receiving a measurement object from a network for detection of one or more predetermined type cells. ... Nokia

01/22/15 / #20150023176

Data forwarding in a mobile communications network system with centralized gateway apparatus controlling distributed gateway elements

A gateway apparatus (3) of a mobile communications network system, which is a termination point of signaling messages of a first protocol generates a packet data unit including information relevant for communicating user data of a second protocol between an entity (1) of the first protocol and a network (5) of the second protocol, and transmits the packet data unit to a distributed gateway element (201) of plural distributed gateway elements for communicating user data in the mobile communications network work system, according to a third protocol.. . ... Nokia

01/22/15 / #20150022926

Method and circuitry for battery protection

There is disclosed a method comprising providing a first signal to an apparatus comprising a protection circuit and an output for providing electric power. The protection circuit comprises at least an overdischarge detection element and a discharging control output. ... Nokia

01/22/15 / #20150022459

Piezoelectric actuator and method

An apparatus including a display; and at least one piezoelectric member connected to the display. The at least one piezoelectric member is configured to move the display. ... Nokia

01/22/15 / #20150022020

Method and shielding units for inductive energy coils

The invention relates to protecting metals and components from inductive energy. The protecting apparatus comprises an inductive energy coil (51), a first shielding unit comprising an opening (58) around the inductive energy coil (51) wherein the first shielding unit (54) is located in parallel to inductive energy coil (51); and a second shielding unit (53) under the inductive energy coil (51) so that the inductive energy coil (51) is enabled for electromagnetic radiation. ... Nokia

01/15/15 / #20150019339

Delivery of commercial information

The invention relates to an apparatus including 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: configure an apparatus capable to device-to-device communications to operate as a local proximity services advertising agent device, and/or configure a proximity services advertising source device to operate as a local proximity services advertising agent device or associate the proximity services advertising source device with an existing local proximity services advertising agent device, and provide commercial information to the local proximity services advertising agent device for local delivery.. . ... Nokia

01/15/15 / #20150017998

Method and apparatus for establishing condition under which network assistance information is provided

In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus comprising at least one processor and at least one memory storing computer program code with the at least one memory and the computer program code configured to, with the processor, cause the apparatus at least to: determine whether criteria that defines at least one condition under which assistance information is to be provided to a network has been satisfied; and cause the assistance information to be provided to the network in an instance in which the criteria has been satisfied.. . ... Nokia

01/15/15 / #20150017995

Updating of coverage area representations for a hierarchy of coverage areas

It is inter alia disclosed to update or to trigger updating of a second-layer coverage area representation of a second-layer coverage area at least in dependence on a decision whether a first-layer coverage area representation of a first-layer coverage area has changed to an extent that exceeds a pre-defined or determined extent or not. The first-layer coverage area and the second-layer coverage area are part of a hierarchy of coverage areas of a communication system. ... Nokia

01/15/15 / #20150017986

Method and apparatus for overlapping frequency band enhancement

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: receive a neighbor cell list for a primary frequency band; and evaluate one or more available secondary frequency bands based on the neighbor cell list for the primary frequency band for reselection.. . ... Nokia

01/15/15 / #20150017984

Method for a secure detach procedure in a radio telecommunication network

A method for performing a detach of a terminal registered to a telecommunication network is disclosed. The detach is performed by associating an identification for the terminal, deriving a signature for the identification, and allocating a pair consisting of the identification and the signature to the terminal. ... Nokia

01/15/15 / #20150017977

Method and system for operating coverage-limited devices

A method and apparatus can be configured to operate a node in a first mode to support one or more user equipment. The method can also include operating the node in a second mode to support one or more user equipment. ... Nokia

01/15/15 / #20150017976

Method and apparatus for enhanced connection control

A method for enhanced connection control may comprise: maintaining a first connection between a first network node and a user equipment which has a second connection with a second network node; determining a third network node for re-establishing a third connection between the third network node and the user equipment, in response to a link failure of the second connection; and transferring context information of the user equipment from the first network node to the third network node.. . ... Nokia

01/15/15 / #20150017975

Sub-cell level, multi-layer degradation detection, diagnosis and recovery

Outage detection and recovery in heterogeneous networks may benefit from sub-cell level, multi-layer degradation detection, diagnosis, and recovery. For example, cell outage detection and cell outage compensation may benefit from appropriate use of sub-cell level and multi-layer diagnosis and recovery techniques applied to degradation and outage scenarios. ... Nokia

01/15/15 / #20150017968

Method and apparatus for communicating information regarding multiple subscriptions

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided in which the network is informed of a device supporting multiple subscriptions as well as other information related to the operation of the mobile terminal having the multiple subscriptions. In this regard, a network entity is caused to be informed that a mobile terminal supports a plurality of subscriptions. ... Nokia

01/15/15 / #20150017967

Method and apparatus for determining a predicted duration of a context

An approach is provided for determining a predicted duration of a context. A context duration platform causes, at least in part, a determination, a prediction, or a combination thereof of one or more contexts associated with at least one device. ... Nokia

01/15/15 / #20150017925

Allocation of identifiers for home node bs

A technique including receiving neighbouring cell information specifying one or more cells as neighbouring cells for a first cell of a plurality of cells associated with a gateway entity; and selecting based on said neighbouring cell information an identifier for said first cell that distinguishes said first cell from any other cell of said plurality of cells associated with said gateway entity that specifies one or more neighbouring cells in common with said first cell.. . ... Nokia

01/15/15 / #20150016641

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.. . ... Nokia

01/15/15 / #20150016609

Authentication in heterogeneous ip networks

The invention proposes a system for authenticating and authorizing network services comprising: a mobile device being adapted to, upon receipt of an information message indicating at least one network access type, determine the network access type, to create a start message containing at least a user identity, and to encapsulate the start message in an authentication message compatible with the access network identified in the information message, and an access controller for reading the encapsulated message from the mobile and forwarding the encapsulated message to an authentication server identified in the encapsulated message. The invention also proposes a corresponding method for authenticating and authorizing network services, and an access control device, a subscriber device and a router device.. ... Nokia

01/15/15 / #20150016531

Method and apparatus for video coding

There are disclosed various methods, apparatuses and computer program products for video encoding and decoding. In some embodiments a method comprises at least one of the following: encoding into a bitstream an indication that motion fields are stored, but only for inter-layer motion prediction; encoding into a bitstream an indication on a limited scope of motion field usage; encoding into a bitstream an indication whether or not to use the motion field for prediction; encoding into a bitstream an indication of storage parameters for storing motion information.. ... Nokia

01/15/15 / #20150016431

Method and apparatus for determining the transmission time interval length

A method includes receiving information on a requested transmission time interval length for use by a user equipment, determining if said requested transmission time interval length can be used, and if not causing a different transmission time interval length to be used by said user equipment.. . ... Nokia

01/15/15 / #20150016381

Re-selection optimization for packet and circuit switched connections

A user equipment ue determines from downlink signaling at least two different types of priority information for at least a first and a second cell. These cells operate simultaneously in a same area with different radio access technologies rats (inter-rat neighbors) and/or with different carrier frequencies (inter-frequency neighbors). ... Nokia

01/15/15 / #20150016367

Providing a radio bearer on a plurality of component carriers

There is provided a radio bearer to user equipment on a first component carrier by a first network node and on a second component carrier via a second network node connecting to the first network node; and receiving data units of the radio bearer on the first component carrier on the basis of the first network node terminating a protocol bearer of the radio bearer.. . ... Nokia

01/15/15 / #20150016366

Method and apparatus

A method includes determining in a network node that a first channel is to be established between an access node and a user equipment. The first channel including one of an uplink or downlink and being provided between said access node and said user equipment. ... Nokia

01/15/15 / #20150016365

Carrier aggregation optimization

The present invention provides a method, apparatus and a computer program product for carrier aggregation optimization. The present invention includes receiving, at a base station, information from another base station regarding usage of pcell and scell per carrier at the another base station, analyzing, at the base station, the received information, configuring, at the base station, pcells and scells for user equipment served by the base station based on the analysis of the received information.. ... Nokia

01/15/15 / #20150016364

Method and apparatus for facilitating remote participance in a community

A method and apparatus are provided for facilitating remote participance in a community. A method may include determining, at a network node accessible via a structured network, a community identifier for an ad hoc community formed at least in part by a plurality of terminals at a first location using a proximity-based wireless communication technology to communicate with each other. ... Nokia

01/15/15 / #20150015847

Capacitive eye tracking sensor

An apparatus (100), comprising a transparent capacitive sensor (102); a body (101) configured to support the transparent capacitive sensor in front of an eye (112) of a user (110); and a driver (106) configured to receive signals from the sensor and to determine eye movements based on the received signals, wherein the sensor (102) is configured to detect movement of the eye (112) based on electrostatic effect caused by a bulge of the cornea of the eye (112). The apparatus may be wearable by the user like eyeglasses.. ... Nokia

01/15/15 / #20150015736

Method, apparatus and computer program for capturing images

The figures illustrate an apparatus, method, computer program and apparatus wherein the method includes detecting an input; and in response to detecting the input, causing an image capturing apparatus to capture a plurality of images; wherein the image capturing apparatus is configured to have a first set of parameters to capture a first subset of the plurality of images such that the first subset of the plurality of images are configured for use with a first image processing algorithm and the image capturing apparatus is configured to have a second set of parameters to capture a second subset of the plurality of images such that the second subset of the plurality of images are configured for use with a second image processing algorithm.. . ... Nokia

01/08/15 / #20150013018

Methods, apparatuses, and computer-readable storage media for securely accessing social networking data

An approach is provided for controlling access to social networking data for each of a plurality of members by issuing one or more first keys for at least one of data encryption or data decryption, based on a respective current trust level associated with a corresponding member and one or more context attributes corresponding to the social networking data. The one or more first keys expire at an expiration time determined with reference to a time clock. ... Nokia

01/08/15 / #20150012959

Method and system for switching subscriber content

Embodiments of the present invention provide that a content provider itself provide subscription content to a device of a second type, rather than to a device of a first type. For example, the device of the second type may be a mobile telephone or the like, whilst the device of the first type may be a set-top box. ... Nokia

01/08/15 / #20150012883

Method and apparatus for providing a task-based user interface

A method, apparatus and computer program product are disclosed in order to provide a task-based user interface. In the context of a method, a plurality of tasks are identified based upon a context of a user or a user device. ... Nokia

01/08/15 / #20150012834

Providing user activity suggestions

Apparatus, a method and a computer program is provided. The apparatus includes: at least one processor; and at least one memory storing computer program code configured, working with the at least one processor, to cause at least the following to be performed: enabling a user to set one or more user activity settings; and providing at least one user activity suggestion based, at least in part, upon the one or more user activity settings.. ... Nokia

01/08/15 / #20150012744

Group based bootstrapping in machine type communication

A group key is computed based on unique identifications of each member device of a group of machine type communication devices, wherein communication with a network application function is performed by using a session identification of the group, and/or by using a session identification of a member device of the group, generated based on the session identification of the group and the unique identification of the member device.. . ... Nokia

01/08/15 / #20150012743

Device to device security using naf key

A method, apparatus and computer program product are disclosed for establishing secure off-network communications between first and second secure cellular devices that each have a cellular identity. The second secure cellular device may assume the role of remote device for interaction with the naf keyserver and may obtain a local key. ... Nokia

01/08/15 / #20150012660

Method and apparatus for quick content channel discovery, streaming, and switching

An approach is provided for quick content channel discovery, and with minimal latency, streaming of a content stream, and switching from one content stream to another content stream available from various content providers. A method includes a buffering of one or more original content streams from one or more provider sources to generate one or more buffered content streams by at least one buffering service. ... Nokia

01/08/15 / #20150012645

Collective over-the-top application policy administration

Various communication systems and devices may benefit from a collective based administration of policies for applications. For example, certain wireless communication systems and devices may benefit from administration of policies related to over-the-top data transmission. ... Nokia

01/08/15 / #20150012569

Method, apparatus and computer program product for conversion of a media file

Provided herein is a method, apparatus and computer program product for the generation of a second media file by the application of a conversion parameter to a first media file. In particular, the method may include providing for a first media file, the first media file including at least one first characteristic, providing for a conversion parameter, applying the conversion parameter to the first media file, and generating, by a processor, a second media file having at least one second characteristic. ... Nokia

01/08/15 / #20150011219

Controlling radio measurements of a user equipment within a cellular network system

It is described a method for controlling radio measurements of a user equipment within a cellular network system, wherein the user equipment is served by a cell of a first cell type characteristic, the cell being assigned to a base station, wherein the cellular network system includes the cell and at least one further cell of a second cell type characteristic. The method includes providing, by the base station, a radio measurement configuration to the user equipment, wherein the radio measurement configuration is indicative for parameters to be applied by the user equipment for radio measurements, the radio measurement configuration includes different parameters being assigned to different cell type characteristics, and controlling the radio measurements of the user equipment based on the provided radio measurement configuration.. ... Nokia

01/08/15 / #20150011218

Home base station management using extended closed subscriber group access

The application relates to managing interference at the user equipment caused by femtocell base stations, such as home base stations, home e-utran node b base stations, and the like, configured with closed subscriber groups by allowing the user equipment to access a femtocell base station which would normally not allow access to the user equipment because the user equipment is not a member of the csg being served by the femtocell base station. When a user equipment is within range of henb serving a csg cell to which the user equipment is allowed access, referred to as the “allowed henb”, the user equipment may encounter severe interference from another, adjacent henb serving another csg cell, which the user equipment may not be allowed access to, referred to as the “not allowed henb”, and which may have a stronger signal in terms of power than the henb including the csg to which access is allowed. ... Nokia

01/08/15 / #20150010106

Virtual antenna ports for flexible csi-rs resource definition

An apparatus and a method are provided, by which at least one virtual antenna port is created which includes a plurality of reference signal ports defined in a physical resource block. Information regarding the at least one virtual antenna port including the definition of the reference signal ports is sent to a user equipment, and reference signals are sent on the plurality of reference signal ports to the user equipment. ... Nokia

01/08/15 / #20150009933

Configuring a communication channel between a base station and a user equipment

A method is provided wherein a base station and at least one further base station are assigned to a cooperation area, wherein a user equipment is served by the base station. The method comprises determining, by the base station), whether all user data of the user equipment being required for a precoding coordinated multipoint transmission is received by each of the base station and the at least one further base station, selecting a transmission mode, wherein the transmission mode is based, if all user data of the user equipment being required for a precoding coordinated multipoint transmission is received by each of the base station and the at least one further base station, on precoding coordinated multipoint transmission, or else, on an interference reducing transmission, and configuring, by the base station, the communication channel between the base station and the user equipment based on the selected transmission mode.. ... Nokia

01/08/15 / #20150009923

Method and apparatus to report and handle buffer status for user equipment working in inter-site carrier aggregation mode

In inter-site carrier aggregation (ca) mode, a user equipment (ue) may benefit from methods and systems for handling ue buffer status reports. For dual-carrier uplink control information transmission mode, for example, the user equipment can send the buffer status report only to the pico enode b (enb). ... Nokia

01/08/15 / #20150009896

Session termination in a mobile packet core network

A gateway device of a mobile packet core network matches (s31) data packets flowing to/from the