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Dynamic provisioning of quality of service for end-to-end quality of service control in device-to-device communication

. . . . Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for dynamic provisioning of quality of service (qos) for end-to-end (e2e) qos control in device-to-device (d2d) based ue-to-network relay transmission are provided.. . ... Nokia Corporation

Inter-frequency and intra-frequency measurement management

Various communication systems may benefit from improved measurement performance. For example, it may be helpful to manage intra-frequency and inter-frequency allocation in a measurement gap. ... Nokia Corporation

Transmission of uplink control information for multiple control channel format lengths

A technique includes multiplying, by a user device, a first uplink control information, associated with a first control channel format length, with a first orthogonal signal to obtain a first spread control signal, multiplying, by the user device, a second uplink control information, associated with a second control channel format length, with a second orthogonal signal that is different than the first orthogonal signal to obtain a second spread control signal, the second control channel format length being different than the first control channel format length, receiving, by the user device, a first resource grant indicating one or more resource blocks for uplink transmission, the first resource grant associated with or provided for the first uplink control information, and transmitting, by the user device, at least partially simultaneously via the one or more resource blocks, the first spread control signal and the second spread control signal.. . ... Nokia Corporation

Pf/po calculations and use thereof for edrx

A specific hyper frame to be used for paging information in a cycle is determined. The cycle includes multiple edrx periods, and includes a number of hyper frames. ... Nokia Corporation

Uplink power control in heterogeneous network scenarios

There are provided measures for uplink power control in heterogeneous network scenarios. Such measures exemplarily comprise include obtaining an upper limit value for a network configuration parameter, determining said network configuration parameter for said first cell on the basis of performance data of said first cell and said upper limit value such that said network configuration parameter does not exceed said upper limit value, and signaling said network configuration parameter for said first cell.. ... Nokia Corporation

Radio-access-technology-specific access restrictions

Various communication systems may benefit from appropriate restriction on use. For example, certain wireless communication systems may benefit from radio-access-technology-specific access restrictions. ... Nokia Corporation

Transmission of discovery reference signals on unlicensed carrier in a wireless network

An example technique may include transmitting, by a base station via a component carrier in a licensed band, control information including a resource allocation that identifies time-frequency resources for periodical transmission opportunities to be used for the conditional transmission of discovery reference signals via a secondary component carrier in an unlicensed band, determining, prior to each transmission opportunity, whether the secondary component carrier in the unlicensed band is unoccupied, and transmitting, if the secondary component carrier in the unlicensed band is unoccupied, the discovery reference signals via the secondary component carrier in the unlicensed band using the identified time-frequency resources to one or more user devices.. . ... Nokia Corporation

Handover in software defined networking

Handover in software defined networking. The present invention provides apparatuses, methods, computer programs, computer program products and computer-readable media usable for handover in software defined networking, for example x2 and/or s1-mme handover at source enb and target enb. ... Nokia Corporation

Communication network aggregation test payload

A first node (2) of a first network using a first radio access technology signals (si) a second node (3) of a second network using a second radio access technology start and stop of a test data session and to send test data packets to a ue (1) in an aggregation mode via the second node (3) in the test data session. The ue (1) is associated with the second node (3). ... Nokia Corporation

Message verification

According to an example aspect of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus comprising at least one processing core configured to obtain, from a timestamp, a truncated timestamp comprising a first number of least significant bits of the timestamp and not comprising at least one most significant bit of the timestamp, to derive a hash value based at least in part on the timestamp, a payload and a secret value, and to compile a first message comprising the truncated timestamp, the payload and, at least in part, the hash value, and a transmitter configured to be directed by the at least one processing core, to transmit the first message toward a recipient.. . ... Nokia Corporation

Accessing a video segment

A method comprising: causing provision of a visual access menu to enable a user to access video segments of a scene comprising: causing display of at least a portion an image of the scene; causing display, at a first location in the scene, of a first user-selectable menu option that when selected causes access to one or more first video segments of activity at the first location in the scene; and causing display, at a second location in the scene, of a second user-selectable menu option that when selected causes access to one or more second video segments of activity at the second location in the scene.. . ... Nokia Corporation

Intelligent crossfade with separated instrument tracks

A method is provided including separating a first file into a first plurality of instrument tracks and a second file into a second plurality of instrument tracks, wherein each instrument track of each of the first plurality and second plurality corresponds to a type of instrument; selecting a first instrument track from the first plurality of instrument tracks and a second instrument track from the second plurality of instrument tracks based at least on the type of instrument corresponding to the first instrument track and the second instrument track; fading out other instrument tracks from the first plurality of instrument tracks; performing a crossfade between the first instrument track and the second instrument track; and fading in other instrument tracks from the second plurality of instrument tracks.. . ... Nokia Corporation

Sound generation

A sound generation technique is provided. According to an example embodiment, the technique comprising storing, in an apparatus, respective sound information for one or more resource types, the sound information for a resource type comprising, sound data that defines one or more audio signals associated with the resource type and sound control data that defines use of the sound data for generation of a sound signal that is descriptive of a status of a resource that represents said resource type in dependence of one or more resource values that indicate the status of the resource; receiving, in the apparatus, from one or more accessory devices, a respective time series of resource values that indicates a status of a resource available in the respective accessory device; and generating, in the apparatus, in dependence of resource values in said one or more time series, using said sound information for the resource types available in said one or more accessory devices, a sound signal that is descriptive of the statuses of said resources available in said one or more accessory devices.. ... Nokia Corporation

Optimization of a software image layer stack

According to an embodiment, a device for optimizing a software image layer stack is disclosed. The software image layer stack includes a plurality of software image layers and each layer includes one or more files. ... Nokia Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180270843

Apparatus, method and computer program product for medium access control in a wireless sensor network

Method, apparatus, computer program product and computer readable medium are disclosed for medium access control in a wireless sensor network, wherein the wireless sensor network comprises a source node configured to send sensor information, a relay node configured to relay the sensor information and a sink node configured to receive the sensor information; said method comprising. The method comprises: scheduling wireless resource for the source node and the relay node so that the relay node can receive and relay the sensor information sent by the source node; and combining a plurality of transmissions containing the sensor information from the source node and/or the relay node in decoding the sensor information.. ... Nokia Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180270794

Short physical uplink shared channel arrangement

Various communication systems may benefit from efficient communications. For example, low latency long term evolution (lte) systems may benefit from a short physical uplink shared channel (pusch) arrangement. ... Nokia Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180270786

Protection of privacy in paging of user equipment

Techniques are provided for protecting the privacy of user equipment during paging operations in a communication system. In one example, a method includes determining at a mobility management element of a communication system that a paging operation is to be initiated for given user equipment. ... Nokia Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180270697

Buffer status reporting and new quality of service flows on default bearer in next generation radio access networks

Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for buffer status reporting and efficient handling of new quality of service (qos) flows on the default bearer in next generation (ng) radio access networks (ran) are provided.. . ... Nokia Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180270687

Measurement reports for the evaluation of cell candidate(s)

There is provided a method comprising: determining, by a network element in communication with a terminal device, to initiate allocation of radio resources to the terminal device from at least one further carrier; as a response to the determining, requesting, from the terminal device, a measurement report for determining at least one cell for providing said radio resources from the at least one further carrier; as a response to the requesting, acquiring the measurement report from the terminal device; determining whether the measurement report indicates one or more cell candidates for providing said radio resources; and as a response to the determining that the measurement report indicates the one or more cell candidates, determining the at least one cell among the one or more cell candidates for providing said radio resources to the terminal device from the at least one further carrier.. . ... Nokia Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180270679

Reliability-based multi-link communications

A network, for example a master node interworking with other network nodes, determines a reliability target for radio communications, and computes a first single multi-link reliability metric with a multi-mode device across a first set of multiple radio links that are simultaneously active for the multi-mode device. In the examples that reliability metric enumerates an overall probability to successfully communicate a certain volume of digital data within a certain time constraint. ... Nokia Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180270602

Smooth rendering of overlapping audio-object interactions

A method including, detecting an overlap between at least two waveform renderings, wherein the at least two waveform renderings comprise an audio object, determining at least one difference between the at least two waveform renderings for the audio object when the overlap is detected, determining a rendering modification decision for the audio object associated with the at least one difference, processing at least one of the at least two waveform renderings dependent on the rendering modification decision so as to introduce an effect related to the determined at least one difference, and performing a modified rendering with the processed at least one of the at least two waveform renderings comprising the effect for the audio object.. . ... Nokia Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180270601

Preferential rendering of multi-user free-viewpoint audio for improved coverage of interest

A method including, determining, for each of at least two listening positions, a default rendering, determining an overlap for at least one audio source for the default rendering based on the at least two listening positions, determining at least one audio source rendering modification associated with at least one of the at least two listening positions based on the determined overlap, and providing a modified rendering for at least one of the at least two listening positions by processing the at least one audio source rendering so as to improve audibility of the at least one audio source during the audio rendering for at least one of the at least two listening positions.. . ... Nokia Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180270209

Coordinated packet delivery of encrypted session

Various communication systems may benefit from appropriate handling of secure data. More specifically, certain packet-based communication systems may benefit from a mechanism to support coordinated packet delivery of one or more encrypted sessions. ... Nokia Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180270069

De-duplication of encrypted data

According to an example aspect of the invention, there is provided an apparatus comprising at least one processing core and at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code being configured to, with the at least one processing core, cause the apparatus at least to receive, from a first user, a ciphertext, a first hash value and a first ciphered encryption key, receive, from a second user, a second hash value, responsive to a determination the first hash value is the same as the second hash value, obtain a re-encryption key, and apply the re-encryption key to the first ciphered encryption key to obtain a re-encrypted encryption key, the re-encrypted encryption key being decryptable with a secret key of the second user.. . ... Nokia Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180269841

Method and apparatus for processing an audio signal based on an estimated loudness

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 is configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus at least to determine a loudness estimate of a first audio signal, generate a parameter dependent on the loudness estimate; and control the first audio signal dependent on the parameter.. ... Nokia Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180268868

Video content selection

A method and apparatus are disclosed for detecting a user selection of a positioning tag; retrieving directional information and timestamp information relating to the selected tag; comparing directional information relating to the selected tag with directional information of an array of cameras arranged to capture video content from a recording area; identifying video content captured by one or more cameras from an array of cameras arranged to capture video content from a recording area, wherein the video content captured by the one or more cameras is identified if the one or more cameras have captured video content from a section of the recording area relevant to the location of the selected tag over a time period relevant to the timestamp information relating to the selected tag; and selecting the identified video content obtained from the one or more cameras for display.. . ... Nokia Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180268375

Method and apparatus for repair or maintenance control of devices

A method and apparatus having local communication with a proximate device; user interfacing with a user of the apparatus; mobile communication with a back-end server; identifying the proximate device using the local communication and receiving status information from the proximate device; presenting to the user an indication of the status of the proximate device; receiving from the user a request for repair or maintenance information relating to the proximate device; signaling with mobile communication to a back-end server an indication of the status of the proximate device, information relating to the user and a direct or indirect indication of properties of the proximate device and to responsively receive from the back-end server corresponding repair or maintenance information; and presenting of the received repair or maintenance information to the user before repair or maintenance of the proximate device is performed according to the repair or maintenance information.. . ... Nokia Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180263549

Apparatus for monitoring a subject, such as a baby

An apparatus including a body made of force-conveying material, wherein the body includes a nozzle part and a base part, the nozzle part protruding from the base part, and wherein the nozzle part is configured to fit at least partly into a mouth of a subject for feeding the subject, and at least one deformation sensor located in the base part, the deformation sensor being configured to sense, at the base part, deformation conveyed from the nozzle part through the force-conveying material.. . ... Nokia Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180255605

Method and apparatus for implementing radio resource control of multi-connectivity

A method and apparatus may include determining, by a network node, that a slave radio-resource-control function is to be initiated. The slave radio-resource-control function may be performed by an access point. ... Nokia Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180255505

Measurement control for ue relay selection in prose based ue-to-network relay

Methods, devices, systems, techniques, and computer program products are provided in which an enb, within a wireless communications network, determining network coverage status relating to a cell served by it, where the enb supports ue-to-network relay for a remote ue using direct device-to-device communication between the remote ue and a relay ue connected to the serving cell. Based on a determination of network coverage status, at least one ue is initiated and selected to act as a relay ue. ... Nokia Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180254924

Channel estimation for zt dft-s-ofdm

A signal modulated according to zero-tail discrete fourier transform spread orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (zt dft-s-ofdm) is received over a channel. The signal is down-sampled into a first sequence including n samples, n corresponding to the number of used subcarriers. ... Nokia Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180254479

An apparatus and method of providing an apparatus for use as a power source

An apparatus and method of providing an apparatus, the apparatus comprising: an electrode comprising metal; an anode comprising a composite of halide salt and conductive carbon based material wherein the anode is deposited on the electrode; a cathode comprising metal; and a solid electrolyte provided between the cathode and the anode.. . ... Nokia Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180253332

Managing the graceful termination of a virtualized network function instance

The present invention provides apparatuses, methods, computer programs, computer program products and computer-readable media regarding managing the graceful termination of a virtualized network function (vnf) instance. The method comprises receiving a request for a graceful termination of a virtual network function instance, transmitting the request for the graceful termination of the virtual network function instance to an element manager, checking, whether a confirmation that the virtual network function instance to be terminated has been taken out of service, is received, and if the confirmation is received, terminating the virtual network function instance.. ... Nokia Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180252533

Causing a transition between positioning modes

This specification describes a method comprising causing a trackable device to transition between a first positioning mode and a second positioning mode, wherein, in the first positioning mode, the trackable device causes wireless transmission of one or more data packets each including a data portion for enabling determination of a bearing between the trackable device and a locator device and, in the second positioning mode, the trackable device causes wireless transmission of one or more data packets which do not include the data portion for enabling determination of the bearing between the trackable device and the locator device.. . ... Nokia Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180242395

Method system and apparatus

There is provided a method comprising receiving information, at a node of a core network, said information comprising an indication of a first local gateway suitable for providing connectivity to a user equipment, wherein the first local gateway is collocated with a first secondary access point, receiving a request from the user equipment for a packet data network connection, upon the request, using said information to select the first local gateway for providing connectivity to the user equipment and providing an indication of the first local gateway to a master access point.. . ... Nokia Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180242385

Method and apparatus for supporting vehicle-to-infrastructure or vehicle-to-vehicle services

A method and apparatus may include establishing a first bearer for user equipment to transmit uplink communication to an application server. The user equipment is configured for vehicle-to-vehicle or vehicle-to-infrastructure communication. ... Nokia Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180242300

User device beam selection for scheduled uplink transmission in wireless networks

A technique may include receiving, by a user device from an access point, reference signals; selecting, by the user device, a beam of a plurality of beams based on the reference signals; determining, by the user device, a time period when the access point allocates the selected beam to receive uplink signals; and sending, by the user device to the access point, a signal during at least a portion of the time period so that the access point receives the signal via allocation of the selected beam.. . ... Nokia Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180242096

Fitting background ambiance to sound objects

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

08/23/18 / #20180241982

Method, apparatus and computer program product for generating composite images with three-dimensional effects and reducing pole contraction lines

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for improved generation of composite images for display in three-dimensional environments. Images may be adjoined to form three-dimensional composite images, but the composite images may be subject to contraction lines. ... Nokia Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180241886

Enhanced congestion control by means of selective restart of credit control sessions

The present invention provides apparatuses, methods, computer programs, computer program products and computer-readable media regarding enhanced congestion control by means of selective restart of credit control sessions. The present invention comprises storing an identifier of each of a plurality of credit control sessions handled by the charging entity when a failure has occurred at the charging entity and the plurality of credit control sessions has been terminated and a bearer associated with each of the plurality of the credit control session is to be maintained; and sending a message for requesting restart of at least one of the plurality of credit control sessions to a gateway entity handling the plurality of credit control sessions, the message including an identifier of the at least one of the plurality of credit control sessions to be restarted.. ... Nokia Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180241757

Security procedures for the cellular internet of things

Various communication systems may benefit from appropriate security measures. For example, the cellular internet of things may benefit from suitable security procedures. ... Nokia Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180241740

Certificate authority

A protocol for issuing and controlling digital certificates is described in which an identity management system is used to identify a user requesting a digital certificate and is also used to issue the digital certificate itself. Accordingly, an idm-based pki system is provided.. ... Nokia Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180241630

Method and apparatus for virtualized network function scaling that is initiated by network management and/or element management

A method and apparatus may include transmitting a scaling request. The scaling request comprises a request for virtualized network function expansion or virtualized network function contraction. ... Nokia Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180241619

Interface for a cloud radio access network

Various communication systems may benefit from improved communications for a cloud radio access network. For example, certain communication systems may benefit from an improved s1 interface that connects a network entity to front ends in a cloud radio access network. ... Nokia Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180241442

Artificially mutual-coupled antenna arrays

A mechanism for mutually coupling multiple antennas for transmission in a wireless communication environment, wherein, for a received or transmitted radio signal a precoding matrix is created that includes artificial mutual antenna coupling coefficients and processing the received or transmitted radio signal using the created precoding matrix.. . ... Nokia Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180241228

Methods, apparatuses and computer-readable instructions for activating charging of an electric vehicle

This specification describes a method comprising:receiving, by a charging activation apparatus associated with an electric vehicle, a first instance of a charging session id from first server apparatus associated with a first electricity provider which is the electricity provider of a driver or owner of the electric vehicle; receiving, by the charging activation apparatus, a second instance of the charging session id from second server apparatus associated with a second electricity provider which is the electricity provider for a power outlet with which the electric vehicle is currently electrically connected; comparing, by the charging activation apparatus, the first and second instances of the charging session id; and determining, by the charging activation apparatus, if the first and second instances of the charging session id correspond and, if the first and second instances of the charging session id are determined to correspond, causing activation of charging of the electric vehicle via the electrical connection to the power outlet.. . ... Nokia Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180240339

Flexible security rating and decision mechanism for machine type communications

Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided in one aspect there is provided a method. The method may include detecting, at a first node, an event; generating, at the first node, a message in response to the detected event; and sending, at the first node, the message to at least a second node to enable the second node to determine at least one of a reliability or an importance of the message. ... Nokia Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180234906

Method and apparatus for self organizing networks

A method for running a self organizing network (son) module in a communication network provides an open application programming interface (api) for a son framework and executes the son module. The son module accesses the functionality of the son framework using the api. ... Nokia Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180234685

Apparatus, a method and a computer program for video coding

There is disclosed an apparatus, a method and a computer program for video coding. The apparatus comprises a selector configured for selecting a pixel for prediction; a projection definer configured for determining a projection of said pixel to a set of reference pixels; and a prediction definer configured for selecting one or more reference pixels from said set of reference pixels on the basis of said projection, and using said selected one or more reference pixels to obtain a prediction value for said pixel to be predicted.. ... Nokia Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180234288

Automatic symptom data collection in cloud deployment

Apparatuses, methods, and computer-readable media regard automatic symptom data collection in cloud deployment. The method includes detecting a failure, determining when to trigger symptom data collection for collecting information about the failure, and transmitting an indication of the triggering of the symptom data collection to a management function of the virtual network function.. ... Nokia Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180234179

Optical positioning

According to an example aspect of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus comprising at least one memory configured to store positioning information, and at least one processing core configured to determine a position estimate for the apparatus based at least in part on the positioning information and on at least one direction of a steerable optical beam, the steerable optical beam being steerable by the apparatus.. . ... Nokia Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180233036

Method and apparatus for implementing a cooperative multiple-input-multiple-output operation

A method and apparatus may include determining that a triggering has occurred. The triggering corresponds to a triggering of a formation of a multiple-input and multiple-output arrangement. ... Nokia Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180232854

Method and apparatus for image adjustment for panoramic image stitching

A method, apparatus and computer program products are provided for reducing artifacts in a seam region when stitching overlapping images. One example method includes extracting the seam region from the overlapping images, wherein the overlapping images comprise a first image captured by a first image capturing device and a second image captured by a second image capturing device, the overlapping images sharing the seam region, the seam region being a region of each of the first image and the second images depicting a common captured area, applying a set of convergence values to the seam region generating a plurality of strips corresponding to the seam region, dividing the plurality of strips into multiple vertical segments, and computing an optimal convergence for each of the multiple vertical segments.. ... Nokia Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180231620

A charge-carrier hall-effect sensor

A charge-carrier hall-effect sensor comprising: a semiconductor or a semimetal layer; a pair of electric current contacts in electrical contact with the semiconductor or semimetal layer and separated in a first longitudinal direction along a first electric current channel; a pair of voltage contacts in electrical contact with the semiconductor or semimetal layer and separated in a second transverse direction, orthogonal to the first direction, and positioned on either side of the electric current channel; an electrically insulating layer underlying the semiconductor or the semimetal layer; and a ferromagnetic layer underlying the electrically insulating layer comprising at least one region having a magnetic moment with a component perpendicular to a plane comprising the pair of electric current contacts and the pair of voltage contacts.. . ... Nokia Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180231177

Remote radio head mounting

An apparatus including a mount and a mounting bracket. The mount includes an elongate extruded member, where the elongate extruded member which has a rail along a length of the extruded member. ... Nokia Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180227949

Scheduling request arrangement for new radio

Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for a new radio (nr) physical layer arrangement are provided. One method may include receiving, by user equipment, configuration of scheduling request resources on a plurality of resource pools. ... Nokia Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180227887

Robust control channel transmission scheme

Signaling is received (or transmitted) to configure a ue with multiple transmit beams, each for receiving beam-specific dci. A beam-specific current dci is received at the ue (or transmitted from a network) on the transmit beam(s), including information about beam-specific previous dcis transmitted to the ue on any of the multiple transmit beams within a predefined time window preceding a time unit in which the current dci was received. ... Nokia Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180227842

Method and system for selection of an access and mobility management function in an access network environment

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided in accordance with example embodiments in order to provide methods, apparatuses, and/or systems that reduce and/or eliminate network inefficiencies caused by the persistence of user-equipment-specific associations with network interfaces and elements, including but not limited to user-equipment-specific associations on at least n2. In some example implementations, an amf may assign a temporary id containing particularized identification information to a ue in a manner that allows for selection by a (r)an of a amf and that enables an amf to process an n1/n2 transaction, such as may occur when a ue enters an idle mode and/or transitions from an idle mode to a connected mode.. ... Nokia Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180227803

Quality of service control

There is provided a method for controlling quality of service in a network, the method may include: obtaining network traffic prediction information and coverage information of the network, predicting a service availability for at least one terminal device based at least on the network traffic prediction information and the coverage information, and controlling the quality of service for the at least one terminal device based on the service availability.. . ... Nokia Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180227591

Combined motion vector and reference index prediction for video coding

A system and method for improving the coding efficiency of motion vector information in video coding. According to various embodiments, a list of motion vector predictor candidates is arranged according to predefined rules. ... Nokia Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180227311

Enhancing integrity of data center specific information

There is provided a method comprising: receiving, by an apparatus of a data center, a request message from a server computer of said data center, the apparatus and the server computer being physically separate entities communicatively coupled with each other, said message requesting data center specific information stored into a read-only memory area of the apparatus; initiating deciphering of the request message in response to receiving the request message; and as a response to successfully deciphering the request message, transmitting a response message to the server computer, said message comprising the data center specific information acquired from the read-only memory area of the apparatus.. . ... Nokia Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180227206

Extent of out-of-sequence indication for multi-connectivity

Embodiments concern indication of extent of out-of-sequencing for multi-connectivity. While receiving control plane or user plane packets from multi-connectivity legs, a specific user-plane packet may be determined to be an out-of-sequence packet if the packet is received too early or too late. ... Nokia Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180226082

Audio parameter quantization

A technique for audio encoding is provided. According to an example embodiment, the technique comprises deriving a first quantization error that is descriptive of an error resulting with a non-predictive quantization of an audio parameter of an audio signal segment, deriving a second quantization error that is descriptive of an error resulting with a predictive quantization of said audio parameter of said audio signal segment, determining whether said second quantization error exceeds said first quantization error by at least an adaptive margin that is dependent on the number of consecutive audio signal segments that precede said audio signal segment in which said audio parameter is provided quantized with said predictive quantization, providing said audio parameter of said audio segment quantized with said non-predictive quantization as part of an encoded audio signal at least in case the outcome of quantization quantization said determination is affirmative, and providing otherwise said audio parameter of said audio segment quantized with said predictive quantization as part of an encoded audio signal.. ... Nokia Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180226061

Re-configuring the standby screen of an electronic device

An electronic device comprising: a user interface having a display for displaying a standby screen when the device is in an idle state and a user input device, wherein the user interface provides a menu system, for re-configuring the standby screen, that is navigated using the user input device.. . ... Nokia Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180225290

Searching image content

A method, an apparatus and computer program code is provided. The method comprises: responding to user input by making at least one alteration to a recording of a real scene in a first image content item; determining at least one altered characteristic of the recording of the real scene; determining whether one or more further image content items, different from the first image content item, have a recording of a real scene comprising the at least one determined altered characteristic; and causing at least one further image content item, having a recording of a real scene comprising the at least one determined altered characteristic, to be indicated to a user.. ... Nokia Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180225256

Method and apparatus for optimization

An approach is provided for solving optimization problems. The present invention also relates to a method comprising receiving a spin index and receiving one or more convergence criteria. ... Nokia Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180225139

Load and software configuration control among composite service function chains

A method, an apparatus and a computer program product are related to service function chain management. Management functionality is directed to efficient controlling software configuration for service function chains and to adaptively invoke, reconfigure or stop virtual machines for load balancing purposes to cope with the dynamic life traffic.. ... Nokia Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180224846

Configuration of radio communication in radio-assisted road traffic management scenarios

There are provided measures for configuration of radio communication in radio-assisted road traffic management scenarios. Such measures exemplarily comprise (for managing a predetermined area in a radio-assisted road traffic management scenario) detecting a specific road traffic condition in said predetermined area, and transmitting a configuration signaling instructing a configuration of at least one radio communication related parameter.. ... Nokia Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180224566

Flexible pixel array controlled by conductive shape memory material

An apparatus, method and a computer program are provided. The apparatus includes: an array of pixels, configured to detect radiation, provided on a flexible substrate; a conductive shape memory material coupled to the flexible substrate; and drive circuitry configured to apply a current to the conductive shape memory material in order to change a shape of the conductive shape memory material and the flexible substrate.. ... Nokia Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180220474

Radio aggregation

A technique comprising: transmitting one or more radio signals comprising information for use by a communication device camped in idle mode on a first node operating according to a first radio access technology or connected to said first node, which information comprises information facilitating the prioritisation at the communication device of initiating an association with a node operating according to a second radio access technology and having a capability of functioning as a slave node in a radio aggregation technique involving said first node as a master node, over initiating an association with a node operating to said second radio access technology without said aggregation capability.. . ... Nokia Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180220412

Pucch region determination and usage for mtc

A method includes allocating only a single pucch region in each subframe of multiple subframes to be used by ues for uplink control information transmission. Information is signaled, where the information is defined to configure a ue that is equipped for machine type communication to be able to determine pucch regions to be used for uplink control information transmission for data received at the ue. ... Nokia Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180220342

Serving cell management

There is provided a method comprising determining a first subset of cells served by a first base station to be suitable for handover to a user equipment associated with a second base station, the subset comprising at least one but not all of the cells served by the first base station and providing information to the second base station from the first base station, said information comprising an indication of the determined first subset of cells. . ... Nokia Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180220320

Reporting of rrc mismatch occurrences

A method is provided including determining, at a user equipment, whether a control state mismatch occurred between the user equipment and a wireless network, the control state mismatch corresponding to an occasion where the user equipment is operating in a different control state than is expected by the wireless network; generating, at the user equipment, a report comprising information related to at least one occurrence of a control state mismatch; and transmitting, from the user equipment, the report to the wireless network.. . ... Nokia Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180220253

Differential headtracking apparatus

Apparatus comprising a processor configured to: determine a first orientation value of a head (101) of a user (100) of the apparatus relative to a further body part (111) of the user (100) using at least one orientation sensor (105); and control a 3d audio reproduction function of the apparatus based on the first orientation value.. . ... Nokia Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180220250

Audio scene apparatus

An apparatus comprising: a first audio signal analyser configured to analyse a first audio signal to determine at least one audio source, wherein the at least one audio source has a virtual location; a second audio signal analyser configured to analyse a second audio signal to determine at least one localised audio source, wherein the second audio signal is generated from the apparatus audio environment; and a repositioner configured to reposition the virtual location of the at least one audio source dependent on the at least one localised audio source.. . ... Nokia Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180219990

Panel speaker ear location

An apparatus including a speaker and a sensor. The speaker includes a vibrating element and a display element. ... Nokia Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180219975

Sharing mediated reality content

A method, apparatus and computer program code are provided. The method comprises: causing display of mediated reality content by one or more displays associated with a device; identifying a further device with which at least a portion of the mediated reality content is to be shared; determining one or more parameters characterizing one or more displays associated with the further device; determining at least a portion of the mediated reality content to be shared with the further device based, at least in part, on the determined one or more parameters; and causing the portion of the mediated reality content to be shared with the further device.. ... Nokia Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180219773

Interconnection of overlay networks

Embodiments of the invention generally relate to interconnection of overlay networks. The communication device is provided. ... Nokia Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180219653

Transmission and reception of coded system information

When waking up, a user equipment receives system configuration information in form of an ecoded signal (306). If the code has not changed from its previous value, then the user equipment access the system using the same system configuration information (310) saving effort and time, if the code has changed the ue obtains the whole system information (312) and then carries out the access to the system (314).. ... Nokia Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180219268

Tuning triple-mode filter from exterior faces

A first dielectric resonator component is joined to a second dielectric resonator component by bonding a first face of the first dielectric resonator component to a second face of the second dielectric resonator component. The first face has a first coupling aperture formed by removing a portion of a coating of first conductive material from the first dielectric resonator component, and the second face has a second coupling aperture formed by removing a portion of a coating of second conductive material from the second dielectric resonator component. ... Nokia Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180218318

Method and apparatus for generating a dynamic environmental profile for transport of cargo

A method is provided for generating a dynamic environmental profile for transport of cargo. In particular, example methods may include receiving cargo information comprising a cargo type, receiving cargo transport history, receiving a transport plan, and calculating, based on the cargo information, the cargo transport history, and the transport plan, a transport itinerary comprising environmental control instructions for a remaining portion of the transport plan. ... Nokia Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180213576

Connection release assistance information

In one embodiment transmission of at least a first type of traffic to or from a user equipment (ue) is temporarily prohibited in response to an indication from the ue to release a radio connection. Throughout the temporary prohibition, the ue and/or network refrain from running any connection establishment procedure that involves the ue, except to establish a connection for transmission of a different second type of traffic to or from the ue. ... Nokia Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180213562

Multi-channel listen-before-talk arrangements for licensed-assisted access in lte

There is provided a method comprising determining, at a first access point, whether a carrier from a plurality of carriers is a primary listen-before-talk carrier or a secondary listen-before-talk carrier and providing information using the carrier, said information comprising an indication of whether the respective carrier is a primary listen-before-talk carrier or a secondary listen-before-talk carrier.. . ... Nokia Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180213402

Security aware instantiation of network services and/or virtualized network functions

It is provided a method, comprising comparing a security requirement for a higher level function with respective security levels of one or more virtualized lower level functions, wherein each of the one or more virtualized lower level functions is capable to deploy the higher level function; selecting a selected virtualized lower level function of the one or more virtualized lower level functions, wherein the security level of the selected virtualized lower level function is equal to or higher than the security requirement; instantiating the higher level function on the selected virtualized lower level function.. . ... Nokia Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180213390

Localized routing in mobile networks

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

07/26/18 / #20180213345

Multi-apparatus distributed media capture for playback control

Apparatus for capturing media including: a first media capture device configured to capture media; a locator configured to receive at least one remote location signal such that the apparatus is configured to locate an audio source associated with a tag generating the remote location signals, the locator including an array of antenna elements arranged with a reference orientation from which the tag is located; and a common orientation determiner configured to determine a common datum orientation between the reference orientation and the common datum, the common datum being common with respect to the apparatus and at least one further apparatus for capturing media, such that switching between the apparatus and the further apparatus for capturing media can be controlled based on the determined common datum orientation and a further apparatus common datum orientation.. . ... Nokia Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180213344

Spatial audio rendering point extension

A method including, determining, for a user located at a location corresponding to a free-viewpoint rendering, a spatial rendering point extension, where the spatial rendering point extension is spaced away from the location in the free-viewpoint rendering, and rendering to the user an audio object based upon the spatial rendering point extension, where without the spatial rendering point extension the audio object is either: not able to be heard by the user, or is heard differently by the user while the user is at the location, such that the rendering of the audio object based upon the spatial rendering point extension allows the user to hear the audio object while the user is at the location or allows the user to hear the audio object differently while the user is at the location.. . ... Nokia Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180213326

Methods, apparatuses and computer program products for facilitating directional audio capture with multiple microphones

An apparatus for providing directional audio capture may include a processor and memory storing executable computer program code that cause the apparatus to at least perform operations including assigning at least one beam direction, among a plurality of beam directions, in which to direct directionality of an output signal of one or more microphones. The computer program code may further cause the apparatus to divide microphone signals of the microphones into selected frequency subbands wherein an analysis performed. ... Nokia Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180213309

Spatial audio processing apparatus

Apparatus including: an audio capture application configured to determine separate microphones from a plurality of microphones and identify a sound source direction of at least one audio source within an audio scene by analysing respective two or more audio signals from the separate microphones, wherein the audio capture application is further configured to adaptively select, from the plurality of microphones, two or more respective audio signals based on the determined direction and furthermore configured to select, from the two or more respective audio signals, a reference audio signal also based on the determined direction; and a signal generator configured to generate a mid signal representing the at least one audio source based on a combination of the selected two or more respective audio signals and with reference to the reference audio signal.. . ... Nokia Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180213263

Method and apparatus for encoding and decoding images

There are disclosed various methods and apparatuses for encoding an image. In some embodiments the method comprises selecting a datastream among a first datastream and a second datastream, said first datastream and said second datastream comprising context-decision pairs, said context and decision relating to one or more images or a part of the one or more images. ... Nokia Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180213045

Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for providing filtered services and content based on user context

An apparatus may include a processor configured to receive a request for a service or content from a first device. The processor may be further configured to receive a user's context information from a second device. ... Nokia Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180212893

Processing real-time multipoint-to-point traffic

Each of n sets of memory space bins are associated with a different processing deadline (n is an integer greater than two or one). Messages are received from multiple distinct sources (for example, received at a base station or network interface card from multi-points of a communication system) are stored in one of the memory space bins of the set whose processing deadline corresponds to a transmit deadline of the respective message. ... Nokia Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180212652

Methods and apparatuses for transmit weights

Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for determining transmit weights are provided. One method includes selecting users to pair for multi-user multiple input multiple output transmission, calculating multi-user multiple input multiple output (mu-mimo) transmit weights in a communication system employing an analog electrically steered array with q antennas, applying the multi-user multiple input multiple output weights to the transmitted signals, and transmitting the weighted signals from an antenna array. ... Nokia Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180212632

Bit rate compression for signal transmission

Various antennas may benefit from improved signaling. For example, it may be helpful for a signal in a high occupied bandwidth environment to be compressed using a block floating point format, which can also help to reduce power consumption. ... Nokia Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180212295

Hybrid tm-te-tm triple-mode ceramic air cavity filter

An apparatus includes a filter. The filter includes a metal structure forming a cavity and includes a ceramic block, which is suspended in the cavity. ... Nokia Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180211271

Apparatus, method and computer program product for budget allocation in data collection

Method, apparatus, computer program product and computer readable medium are disclosed for budget allocation in a data collection task. The method comprises; dividing the data collection task into a plurality of rounds (502); and determining a csub-budget for a round based at least partly on information about one or more previous rounds and an available average sub-budget for remainder rounds (504).. ... Nokia Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180211130

Object detection with neural network

According to an example aspect of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus comprising at least one processing core, at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code being configured to, with the at least one processing core, cause the apparatus at least to provide an input data item to a first convolutional layer of an artificial neural network comprising a set of convolutional layers, process the input data item in the set of convolutional layers, define, in a feature map output from a last convolutional layer of the set of convolutional layers, a first feature map patch and a second feature map patch, and provide the first feature map patch to a first classifier and the second feature map patch to a second classifier.. . ... Nokia Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180211023

An apparatus comprising a biometric sensor

An apparatus including: a biometric sensor for sensing one or more biometric parameters of a subject; a detector configured to detect one or more subject-dependent parameters; and a controller configured to initially perform a security function using the biometric sensor and subsequently perform the security function, after successful verification of the one or more detected subject-dependent parameters, without using the biometric sensor.. . ... Nokia Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180210206

Determination of environmental augmentation allocation data

A method including receiving augmentation allocation property data that includes data that correlates a virtual information region with at least one surface property, receiving information indicative of at least one physical object that is in a physical environment proximate to the head mounted display, determining that the physical object has a surface that conforms with the surface property, determining environmental augmentation allocation data that includes data that correlates the virtual information region with the surface of the physical object such that the environmental augmentation allocation data designates the surface of the physical object for display of a representation of information allocated to the virtual information region, determining that at least part of the surface of the physical object is at least partially within a field of view of the head mounted display, and causing display of at least part of information that is allocated to the virtual information region.. . ... Nokia Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180206743

Arterial pulse measurement

A method comprising: at a processor, determining an in vivo transit distance for an arterial pulse between a first arterial pulse point and a second arterial pulse point using a first distance measured to the first arterial pulse point and a second distance measured to a second arterial pulse point; and at the processor, determining a transit time for an arterial pulse between the first arterial pulse point and the second arterial pulse point, based on one or more transmitted detecting and ranging wave pulses reflected from the first arterial pulse point and from one or more transmitted detecting and ranging wave pulses reflected from the second arterial pulse point.. . ... Nokia Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180206187

Method and apparatus for saving power in a gateway network

Embodiments are disclosed for saving power in a gateway network comprising a plurality of nodes including a gateway device and one or more endpoint devices. In the context of a method, an example embodiment includes determining a mode of operation that results in optimal power utilization of at least one node, and determining whether a current mode of operation comprises the mode of operation that results in optimal power utilization of the node. ... Nokia Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180206173

Methods and apparatuses for selecting a first base station or a second base station to transmit a packet data unit (pdu) to a user equipment (ue)

A method includes determining an estimate of a data packet path time from a first base station 13 to a user equipment (ue), and determining, based at least partially upon a communication received from a second base station 15, an estimate of a data packet path time from the first base station 13 via the second base station 15 to the user equipment (ue) 10. The method includes, based at least partially upon the determined estimates, selecting either the first base station 13 or the second base station 15 to transmit a packet data unit (dpu) (pdu) to the user equipment (ue) 10.. ... Nokia Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180206128

Methods and apparatuses for determining an equivalent cell in a communications network

A method and apparatus for a communications network comprises obtaining a property from one or more cells of the network, and determining an equivalent cell equivalent to the one or more cells using the property.. . ... Nokia Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180206054

An apparatus, method and computer program for providing sound reproduction

A method, apparatus and computer program wherein the method includes: obtaining at least three ambient audio signals wherein at least one of the ambient audio signals is to be processed with a first directional transfer function pair and at least one other of the ambient audio signals is to be processed with a second directional transfer function pair wherein the directional transfer function pairs to be used are based on target directions of the ambient audio signals; determining a change of the target direction for the at least one ambient audio signal to an updated target direction; selecting an updated directional transfer function pair associated with the updated target direction wherein the updated directional transfer function pair is selected from a plurality of directional transfer functions and the updated directional transfer function pair is more closely associated with the updated target direction than the first directional transfer function pair; and processing the at least one ambient audio signal with the selected updated directional transfer function pair and processing the at least one other ambient audio signal with the second directional transfer function pair.. . ... Nokia Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180206039

Capturing sound

An apparatus including a body, a plurality of microphones arranged in a predetermined geometry relative to the body such that the apparatus is configured to capture sound substantially from all directions around the body to produce direction and ambience information for the captured sound, and electronics for processing signals from the plurality of microphones.. . ... Nokia Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180205962

Method and apparatus for encoding and decoding images

There are disclosed various methods and apparatuses for encoding an image. In some embodiments the method comprises obtaining a stripe comprising magnitude bits of two or more coefficients on at least one bit-plane and on another bit-plane, said coefficients representing an image or a part of the image. ... Nokia Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180205933

Method for processing media content and technical equipment for the same

The invention relates to a method and apparatus for implementing the method. The method comprises receiving a first captured stream of an event from a first multicamera; providing on a head mounted display a presentation of the first captured stream; receiving at least a second captured stream of the event from at least a second multicamera, wherein the first and the second captured streams have been captured simultaneously from different perspectives of the event; switching the presentation of the first captured stream on the head mounted display to a presentation of the second captured stream, wherein the switching comprises rendering on the head mounted display a presentation of at least one view between the first and second multicameras, wherein the rendering depends on the intrinsic and extrinsic parameters of the at least two multicameras.. ... Nokia Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180205545

Token based authentication

According to an example aspect of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus comprising a memory configured to store a first token and a second token, and at least one processing core configured to obtain a first value based at least in part on the first token and the second token, and to cause the apparatus to participate in a security procedure, based at least in part on the first hash, with a second apparatus.. . ... Nokia Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180205527

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. ... Nokia Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180205452

Method and apparatus for synchronization

Achieving phase synchronization in single frequency networks may be useful in various communication systems. For example, the use of synchronous ethernet, timing over packet, and radio interface based synchronization (ribs) may be applied in mobile and/or data communication networks. ... Nokia Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180205440

Reference signal indications for massive mimo networks

A method is provided including transmitting a reference signal on a downlink beam to a ue; receiving from the ue a reference signal sequence; determining from the received reference signal sequence at least a preferred uplink beam to pair with the downlink beam; sending downlink signaling to the ue on at least the downlink beam; and receiving uplink signaling from the ue on at least the preferred uplink beam. A further method is provided including receiving a reference signal from a network on a downlink beam; selecting at least one preferred uplink beam to match the downlink beam; selecting a reference signal sequence that corresponds to the selected at least one preferred uplink beam; transmitting the selected reference signal sequence to the network; receiving downlink signaling from the network on at least the downlink beam; and transmitting uplink signaling to the network on the at least one preferred uplink beam.. ... Nokia Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180205422

Method, system and apparatus

A method is provided where a set of beams is transmitted from an access point in a first sweeping order in a first cell. The beams transmit a reference signal. ... Nokia Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180205126

Drill tuning of aperture coupling

A pair of joined dielectric resonator components of an rf filter includes a first dielectric resonator component and a second dielectric resonator component. The first dielectric resonator component includes a first block of dielectric material, which has a coating of a first conductive material and at least one planar face. ... Nokia Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180204384

Mediated reality

A method comprising: displaying a background of a scene from a first point of view and a foreground of the scene from the first point of view; displaying a background of the scene from the first point of view and a modified foreground of the scene from the first point of view; displaying a background of a scene from a second point of view and a modified foreground; and displaying a background of a scene from the second point of view and a foreground of the scene from the second point of view.. . ... Nokia Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180203663

Distributed audio capture and mixing control

Apparatus including: a locator configured to determine at least one media source location; a user interface configured to generate at least one user interface element associated with the at least one media source; the user interface further configured to receive at least one user interface input associated with the user interface element; a media source controller configured to manage control of at least one parameter associated with the determined at least one media source based on the at least one user interface input; and a media source processor configured to control media source processing based on the media source location estimates.. . ... Nokia Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180203515

Monitoring

A method comprising: causing computer implementation of the at least one virtual boundary in a monitoring space corresponding to a monitored scene space; processing sensor data to recognize a first hand gesture, relating to a first hand of a user in the monitored scene space, relative to the at least one computer-implemented virtual boundary in the monitoring space and in response to recognizing the first hand gesture relative to the at least one computer-implemented virtual boundary causing browsing of a plurality of options and processing sensor data to recognize a second hand gesture, relating to a second hand of the user in the monitored scene space, relative to the at least one virtual boundary in the monitoring space and in response to recognizing the second hand gesture in the monitored scene space selecting one of the plurality of options.. . ... Nokia Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180199228

User-plane enhancements supporting in-bearer sub-flow qos differentiation

Embodiments concern managing traffic in a radio device. While classifying user-plane packets from multiple applications according to quality of service requirements, a specific user-plane packet is classified as/determined to be a predetermined special-type packet (e.g., the special-type packets establish a new tcp/ip connection for a newly activated application). ... Nokia Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180199137

Distributed audio microphone array and locator configuration

Apparatus including: a plurality of microphones arranged in a geometry around a first axis such that the apparatus is configured to capture sound from predetermined directions around the formed geometry; a locator configured to receive at least one remote location signal such that the apparatus may locate an audio source associated with a tag generating the remote location signal, the locator including an array of antenna elements, the antenna elements being arranged around the first axis; and a mount configured to mechanically couple the plurality of microphones and the locator.. . ... Nokia Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180199051

Reference picture handling

A reference picture marking process and a reference picture list management process is handled in a unified reference picture marking and reference picture list management process. A new idle reference picture list may be used for handling reference pictures that are not used for reference in the current picture. ... Nokia Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180198973

Transition from display of first camera information to display of second camera information

A method including receiving first camera information that is indicative of visual information from a first camera location, causing display of the first camera information, receiving second camera information that is indicative of visual information from a second camera location, identifying an object that is represented in the first camera information and represented in the second camera information, receiving an object selection input that designates a representation of the object from the first camera information, receiving an object movement input that is indicative of movement in relation to the object, determining that a direction of the object movement input is opposite to a direction from the first camera location to the second camera location, and causing transition from display of the first camera information to display of the second camera information is disclosed.. . ... Nokia Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180198959

Audio and visual system including a mask functioning for a camera module and an audio transducer module

An audio and visual system and a wearable device that incorporates an audio and visual system are provided. The audio and visual system may include a camera sensor and a mask overlying the camera sensor and spaced therefrom so as to at least in part define a first cavity between the camera sensor and the mask. ... Nokia Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180198782

Two-user authentication

According to an example aspect of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus comprising at least one processing core, at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code being configured to, with the at least one processing core, cause the apparatus at least to receive from a first device a digital key, receive from a second device an encrypted data item, decrypt the encrypted data item using the digital key to obtain a decrypted data item, and verify the decrypted data item matches a reference data item, and responsive to the decrypted data item matching the reference data item, grant access to at least one of the first device and the second device.. . ... Nokia Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180198594

User device signal processing based on triggered reference signals for wireless networks

A technique is provided for receiving, by a user device from a base station, a control signal indicating that base station-triggered reference signals will be transmitted to the user device, and receiving, by the user device, the base station-triggered reference signals on a set of time-frequency resources in at least one physical downlink control channel (pdcch) search space.. . ... Nokia Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180197015

Monitoring

A method comprising: recognizing a first two-handed gesture and a second two-handed gesture in a monitored scene space to at least partially define a shape and position of a computer-implemented virtual boundary in a corresponding monitoring space, wherein the first two-handed gesture in the monitored scene space specifies a first two points in the monitoring space and the second two-handed gesture in the monitored scene space specifies a second two points in the monitoring space; causing implementation of the computer-implemented virtual boundary in the monitoring space corresponding to the monitored scene space, wherein a shape and position of the computer-implemented virtual boundary is at least partially defined by the first two points in the monitoring space and the second two points in the monitoring space; and processing received data to generate a response event when there is a change in a portion of the monitored scene space relative to the computer-implemented virtual boundary in the corresponding monitoring space.. . ... Nokia Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180196123

Discovery, announcement and assignment of position tracks

Embodiments herein relate to methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for discovery, announcement and assignment of position tracks. An example method includes: determining discovery information for discovery of position tracking channels for at least a first positioning system; transmitting the discovery information to the first positioning system; receiving a message from the first positioning system comprising information identifying a set of position tracking channels based on the discovery information, wherein each position tracking channel in the set is associated with a respective object tracked by the first positioning system; and associating at least a first position tracking channel of the set to at least one of: an audio stream, and a second position tracking channel from a second positioning system.. ... Nokia Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180192420

Method, apparatus and system

There is provided a method comprising configuring at least one physical resource block of a first transmission time interval, comprising determining allocation of resource elements of the at least one physical resource block to at least one resource element group per physical resource block or per virtual resource block.. . ... Nokia Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180192345

Backhaul aware cell range optimization of small cells in heterogenous networks

In a telecommunications network in which a wireless backhaul between a base station and a small cell is present, handover and cell selection parameters may take the strength of the wireless backhaul into account in order to optimize spectral efficiency, and to steer cells towards a small cell or a macro cell.. . ... Nokia Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180192249

Video region indicator that indicates that video content is available

A method comprising determining an interaction navigational location, causing display of a perspective image that depicts a view of a portion of map information from the interaction navigational location, causing display of a video region indicator that indicates that video content is available at a video navigational location, the video content depicting a view of a portion of the map information from the video navigational location, determining that the interaction navigational location has changed such the interaction navigational location corresponds with the video navigational location, and causing rendering of the video content based, at least in part, on the interaction navigational location corresponding with the video navigational location is disclosed.. . ... Nokia Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180192189

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 Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180191569

Controlling of communication network comprising virtualized network functions

An apparatus and a method are configured to host subscription data of communication elements of a communication network attached to virtualized network functions on the basis of a stored indication, and storing an indication for the virtualized network functions indicating whether the virtualized network functions are de-instantiated. A message directed to a virtualized network function is received and processed, and the method then checks whether the virtualized network function is indicated to be still instantiated or not. ... Nokia Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180191568

Controlling of communication network comprising virtualized network functions

A method and apparatus are configured to receive and process an attach request from a communication element of a communication network. A response to the attached request is prepared, and transmission of the response is caused. ... Nokia Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180191567

Controlling of communication network comprising virtualized network functions

An apparatus and method which obtain an indication related to a de-instantiation of at least one virtualized network function providing services to a communication network. The obtained indication is used for determining or recognizing the virtualized network function being de-instantiated and for avoiding conducting a communication attempt to the virtualized network function to be de-instantiated.. ... Nokia Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180191549

Apparatus and method for reusing existing constellation for superposed transmission

One embodiment is directed to a method comprising deciding to multiplex the data of at least two users within a super-constellation; determining the power split ratio among the at least two users; selecting a super-constellation; and based on the determined power split ratio, choosing a subset of the super-constellation points forming the superposition of modulation constellations of the at least two users.. . ... Nokia Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180191516

Proximity services priority control for multicast traffic in proximity services user equipment - network relay scenario

Various communication systems may benefit from proper priority control. For example, communication devices in a proximity services user equipment to network relay scenario may benefit from proximity services priority control for multicast traffic. ... Nokia Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180191482

Adjacent frequency bands

To take into account a possible interference between adjacent frequencies and yet minimizing overhead, a first transmission mode used in a first frequency band and a second transmission mode used in a second frequency band that is adjacent to the first frequency band are determined, the transmission modes are compared, and based on an outcome of the comparing a size of a guard band to be used between the first frequency band and the second frequency band is determined.. . ... Nokia Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180190854

Device for emitting and detecting photons and method of producing the same

A single device for emitting and detecting photons. The device comprises a semiconductive layer (3), active material (5), further dielectric layer (17) and overlying electrode (25). ... Nokia Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180190300

Adapting a distributed audio recording for end user free viewpoint monitoring

An audio scene is captured in multiple audio channels by distributed microphones. Based on at least one of a viewpoint of a user and at least one preference of a user, two or more of those multiple audio channels are selected from among those multiple audio channels; those selected two or more audio channels are prioritized based on at least one of preferences of the user, requirements of a software application of a device operated by the user, and requirements of operating conditions of the device. ... Nokia Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180190166

Control of selective actuation of a light filter array

A method including, in a standard display mode, causing display of a graphical element at a position on a see through display that includes a light projection display that overlays a light filtration array such that the light projection display projects the graphical element at the position on the see through display and the light filtration array filters ambient light at the position on the see through display, transitioning from the standard display mode to a low power display mode, causing termination of display of the graphical element on the see through display based on the low power display mode, determining that an event has occurred, generating a notification that signifies the event, and causing actuation of the light filtration array such that a plurality of light filtration cells of the light filtration array are selectively actuated in a pattern that depicts the notification is disclosed.. . ... Nokia Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180190005

Audio processing

A method comprising: causing detection of a modification of a visual appearance of a portion of the visual scene; causing determination that the portion of the visual scene that has been modified is or includes a first portion of the visual scene that has a corresponding first sound object; causing modification of the first sound object to modify a spatial extent of the first sound object; and causing rendering of the visual scene and the corresponding sound scene including rendering of the modified portion of the visual scene in the visual scene and rendering of the modified first sound object with modified spatial extent in the corresponding sound scene.. . ... Nokia Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180189928

Method and apparatus for determining and varying the panning speed of an image based on saliency

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for varying panning speeds of images based on saliency such that 360-degree images, panoramic images, video images and/or other wide view area images may be efficiently displayed by varying the panning speed such that the user focuses on salient portions of the image. A panning speed is determined based on the currently displayed area and its saliency relative to the saliency of non-displayed or peripheral portions. ... Nokia Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180189510

Method, apparatus and computer program product for controlling access to at least one or multiple images captured concurrently

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to facilitate the concurrent capture of first and second images by a mobile terminal and the subsequent viewing or sharing of the images. In the context of a method, an indication is received that first and second images have been captured concurrently by the mobile terminal. ... Nokia Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180188801

Content browsing

A method, apparatus and computer program is provided. The method comprises: causing display of a panoramic menu in which a first panoramic menu item and a second panoramic menu item are simultaneously displayed, wherein the first panoramic menu item extends beyond a user's field of view and is associated with first mediated reality content, and the second panoramic menu item extends beyond a user's field of view and is associated with second mediated reality content, different from the first mediated reality content.. ... Nokia Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180188776

Apparatus and associated methods

An apparatus including: 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, disassociate the linking of the orientation of content with respect to the orientation of the display of a portable electronic device to retain the particular orientation of the content with respect to the orientation of the display during the user input.. . ... Nokia Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180188540

Polychromatic light out-coupling apparatus, near-eye displays comprising the same, and method of out-coupling polychromatic light

The present invention provides an apparatus including a first out-coupling diffractive optical element and a second out-coupling diffractive optical element. Each of the first and second out-coupling diffractive optical elements includes a first region having a first repeated diffraction spacing, d1, and a second region adjacent to the first region having a second repeated diffraction spacing, d2, different from the first spacing, d1. ... Nokia Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180184481

Selective proprietary protocol support indication removal

Various communication systems may benefit from appropriate indication of support for communication protocols. In particular, certain wireless systems that use handover may use selective proprietary protocol support indication removal. ... Nokia Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180184480

Method and apparatus for implementing a service flow across different systems

A method and apparatus may include providing, by a network node, an indication to a user equipment. The indication indicates that the network node supports interworking between a first radio-access technology and a second radio-access technology. ... Nokia Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180184305

Fast and flexible deployment of user equipment-based relay

Fast and flexible deployment of user equipment-based relays are disclosed. Numerous communication systems may benefit from appropriate use of relays. ... Nokia Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180184254

User motion profiling

Respective location data of a plurality of users are distributed into respective buckets for each of the users. Each of the location data indicates a location of the respective user, and each of the buckets includes a respective time interval. ... Nokia Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180184180

Media feed synchronisation

A method and apparatus are disclosed for recording, at a recording device, a media feed relating to a scene; receiving a series of wireless synchronisation messages at the recording device; recording a time stamp value with respect to each of the received messages indicating a time of receipt, and storing the time stamp values and the media feed. A method and apparatus are also disclosed for receiving, from each of a first and second recording device, a media feed recorded by the respective recording device and a series of time stamp values, wherein each time stamp value indicates a time of receipt of one of a series of wireless synchronisation messages at the respective recording device, and aligning the set of time stamp values received from a first recording device with the set of time stamp values received from a second recording device to synchronise the media feed received from the first recording device with the media feed received from the second recording device.. ... Nokia Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180182146

Geographical location visual information overlay

A method including causing display of a first visual information that is a view from a first geographical location, receiving, by the apparatus, an indication of availability of a second visual information that is a view from a second geographical location, the second geographical location being in a first direction from the first geographical location, determining a position in the first visual information that corresponds with the first direction, and causing display of at least a portion of the second visual information such that the portion of the second visual information overlays the first visual information at the position in the first visual information is disclosed.. . ... Nokia Corporation








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