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12/25/14 / #20140380420

Method and apparatus for expanded content tag sharing

Techniques for expanded content tag sharing include determining that a first user is associated with content provided by a different second user. Data is recorded that indicates the first user is authorized to associate a different third user with the content provided by the second user, without further input by the second user. ... Nokia

12/25/14 / #20140379872

Customer experience management interaction with caching

One embodiment includes a method and apparatus for allocating resources for the streaming of multimedia content in a network. The method includes analyzing multimedia content to determine media characteristics of the multimedia content, receiving a request to access the multimedia content from a user, and sending a request for resources for the multimedia content to a traffic management node. ... Nokia

12/25/14 / #20140379757

Methods, apparatus and non-transitory computer readable storage mediums for organising and accessing image databases

A method comprising: receiving a user request including one or more object identifiers of an object database; determining if one or more stored images include one or more image portions corresponding to the one or more object identifiers; and controlling display of one or more of the stored images that include one or more image portions corresponding to the one or more object identifiers in the received user request.. . ... Nokia

12/25/14 / #20140379704

Method, apparatus and computer program product for management of media files

Provided herein are a method, apparatus and computer program product for the management of media files, for summarizing groups of media files, and presenting summarized groups of media files to a user. Example methods may include accessing a plurality of media files, obtaining identification of objects within each media file, and determining the minimum set cover of media files from the plurality of media files, where the minimum set cover of media files includes at least one media file comprising each object identified. ... Nokia

12/25/14 / #20140379108

Visual spatial audio

A method comprising: receiving at least one audio channel signal; receiving at least one user interface input; generating a visualisation of the at least one audio channel signal dependent on the at least one user interface input; and rendering the at least one audio channel signal to generate a rendered audio signal dependent on the at least one user interface input wherein the rendered audio channel signal is substantially synchronised with the visualisation of the at least one audio channel signal.. . ... Nokia

12/25/14 / #20140378121

Termination of service period in wireless network

This document discloses methods, apparatuses, and computer programs for operating a wireless apparatus during a service period between two wireless apparatuses. The service period comprises a first period during which only one of the apparatuses may terminate the service period and another period during which the other apparatus may terminate the service period.. ... Nokia

12/25/14 / #20140376830

Object removal from an image

A method including digitally processing a first image of a scene from a first perspective, to identify a first obscured portion of the scene at an imaging plane that is obscured by a forward object in the scene; digitally processing a second image of the scene from a second perspective, to identify a second obscured portion of the scene at the imaging plane that is obscured by the forward object in the scene; and outputting, if the first obscured portion of the scene and the second obscured portion of the scene are overlapping at the imaging plane, an indication that the first image and the second image cannot be processed successfully to produce a third composite image of the scene without the forward object.. . ... Nokia

12/25/14 / #20140376823

Automated notification of images showing common content

A photo notification system i comprises one or more mobile terminals, a data communications network, and a photo sharing platform. The photo sharing platform is configured to compare a received reference image (6.1), associated with a first user, with one or more stored images associated with other users. ... Nokia

12/25/14 / #20140376728

Audio source processing

It is inter alia disclosed to check whether an audio signal captured from an environment of the apparatus comprises arriving sound from an audio source of interest, and to provide a direction identifier being indicative on the direction of the arriving sound from the audio source of interest via a user interface when said check yields a positive result.. . ... Nokia

12/25/14 / #20140376515

Methods, apparatuses and computer program products for wlan discovery and handover in coexisted lte and wlan networks

Provided are methods, corresponding apparatuses, and computer program products for triggering wlan discovery and handover procedures in coexisted lte and wlan networks. A method comprises receiving, from a first base station, information that has been exchanged 5 between the first evolve node b and a second base station and that relates to at least one wireless local area network access point connected or co-located with the first base station or the second base station; and performing a wireless local area network discovery procedure with the at least one wireless local area network access point based upon the received information. ... Nokia

12/25/14 / #20140376513

User equipment capabilities indication to enable intelligent handover decision

User equipment capabilities indication to enable intelligent handover decision telecommunication systems may be enhanced by methods, systems, interfaces, software, and protocols that provide an indication of particular user equipment capabilities to a base station, such as an enodeb. The indication can be, for example, an indication of a user equipment's ability to support voice over high speed packet access. ... Nokia

12/25/14 / #20140376488

Power control

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: determine usable power for a physical downlink control channel information unit based on resource consumption and available power resources, and adjust the usable power orthogonal frequency division multiplexed symbol-wise in such a manner that the available power resources are not exceeded or that exceeding is given to physical downlink control channel information units according to hierarchy of needs or that the exceeding is evenly distributed over the physical downlink control channel information units.. . ... Nokia

12/25/14 / #20140376460

Methods, apparatuses and computer program products for providing dynamic uplink-downlink reconfiguration information to user equipments

A method provides information to a ue specifying a ul-dl configuration to be applied to the ue. The information is indicative of: (a) a signaling time at which a ul-dl configuration signaling for a new ul-dl configuration is to take place, and (b) an application time at which the new ul-dl configuration is to be applied. ... Nokia

12/25/14 / #20140376371

Method and device for conveying data across at least two domains

A method and device for conveying data across at least two domains a method and a device for conveying data across at least two domains are provided, wherein at least one service is advertised across the at least two domains; wherein the at least one service is requested across the at least two domains; wherein the at least one service is utilized across the at least two domains. Furthermore, a communication system is suggested comprising said device.. ... Nokia

12/25/14 / #20140375834

Camera control application

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: receive a user input; and based on the user input, provide an open instance of a first camera control application on a first apparatus as a corresponding open instance of an at least related camera control application on a second apparatus.. . ... Nokia

12/25/14 / #20140375649

Method and apparatus for a linear representation of an image histogram

A method comprising determining an image histogram associated with an image, determining a linear image histogram based, at least in part, on the image histogram, and causing display of a linear representation of the image histogram and, at least part of, the image is disclosed.. . ... Nokia

12/25/14 / #20140375549

Method and apparatuses for determining a user attention level using facial orientation detection

Various methods are provided for facilitating the determination of a user attention level using facial orientation detection. One example method may include receiving an image of a user after an expiration of an inactivity timer on the user terminal. ... Nokia

12/25/14 / #20140375310

Apparatus and a method for metal detection involving a mobile terminal with a display

An apparatus comprising at least one first signal loop configured to receive a first signal; at least one second signal loop magnetically coupled with the first signal loop configured to generate a second signal; a signal processor configured to monitor the second signal and determine the presence of at least one metal object dependent on the second signal.. . ... Nokia

12/18/14 / #20140372546

Method and apparatus for indicating a type of a network interface

The invention relates to a session border controller, method and computer program for receiving in a first network, from a second network, an indication indicating a type of a network interface between the first network and the second network, wherein the indication is received during establishment of a communication session through the first network and the second network, and processing the communication session based on the type of the network interface.. . ... Nokia

12/18/14 / #20140372107

Audio processing

A technique for creating audio objects on basis of a source audio signal is provided. According to an example embodiment, the technique comprises obtaining a plurality of frequency sub-band signals, each representing a directional component of a source audio signal in the respective frequency sub-band, obtaining an indication of dominant sound source direction for one or more of said frequency sub-band signals, and creating one or more audio objects on basis of said plurality of frequency sub-band signals and said indications, said creating comprising deriving one or more audio object signals, each audio object signal comprising a respective directional signal determined on basis of frequency sub-band signals for which dominant sound source direction falls within a respective predetermined range of source directions and deriving one or more audio object direction indications for said one or more audio object signals, each audio object direction indication derived on basis of dominant sound source directions for the frequency sub-band signals used for determining the respective directional signal.. ... Nokia

12/18/14 / #20140370897

Providing mobility control for local area networks

Provided are methods, corresponding apparatuses, and computer program products for providing mobility control for local area networks. A method includes connecting a user equipment to a first base station, wherein the first base station and the use equipment are connected with a second base station; and disconnecting the first base station from the second base station and connecting the first base station to a third base station during a handover of the user equipment from the second base station to the third base station. ... Nokia

12/18/14 / #20140370894

Public land mobile network resolution in a shared network and a dedicated network

Certain embodiment relate to public land mobile network resolution in a shared and a dedicated network. The method may include receiving, at the serving base station, a handover restriction list (hrl) comprising information on serving public land mobile networks (plmn) or equivalent public land mobile networks (eplmn) of the user equipment. ... Nokia

12/18/14 / #20140370862

Apparatus and associated method for downloading an application with a variable lifetime to a mobile terminal

Apparatus, and associated method, provides for downloading an application with a selectable lifetime from an application database to a mobile terminal. The mobile terminal user's identification information and the selected lifetime for the application are stored in an application-license database. ... Nokia

12/18/14 / #20140370824

Methods and apparatus for antenna tuning

Systems and techniques for management of an antenna tuning frequency range. Frequency coverage needed for an antenna used in a portable communications device in a wireless communication network is determined based on communication protocols being used, with an active tuner being connected to a passively tuned antenna when a different frequency range is called for and with the active tuner being effectively isolated when only the range provided by the passively tuned antenna is needed to reduce the risk of rf mixing or intermodulation.. ... Nokia

12/18/14 / #20140369605

Method and apparatus for recognizing objects in media content

An approach is provided for recognizing objects in media content. The capture manager determines to detect, at a device, one or more objects in a content stream. ... Nokia

12/18/14 / #20140369563

Image control method for defining images for waypoints along a trajectory

A method including: displaying on a display a reference image; displaying on the display a start position within the reference image; displaying on the display an end position within the reference image; determining a trajectory between the start position and the end position; and defining a target image for each of a plurality of waypoints along the determined trajectory.. . ... Nokia

12/18/14 / #20140369506

Method, an apparatus and a computer program for modification of a composite audio signal

The present invention provides an arrangement, e.g. A method, an apparatus and a computer program. ... Nokia

12/18/14 / #20140369443

Method and apparatus for conveying antenna configuration information via masking

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for conveying information regarding the antenna configuration and/or the transmission diversity scheme to a recipient, such as a mobile device. In particular, information regarding the antenna configuration and/or the transmission diversity scheme can be conveyed by masking, such as cyclic redundancy check masking, to provide information regarding the antenna configuration and/or the transmission diversity scheme. ... Nokia

12/18/14 / #20140369435

Space-time channel sounding in wireless network

A method, apparatus, and computer program for carrying out channel sounding are provided. Said method comprises: causing, by an apparatus, transmission of a request for space-time channel sounding to at least one unassociated access node; receiving, in the apparatus as a multi-antenna transmission and in response to said request, at least one message comprising space-time sounding information from at least one unassociated access node; determining, by the apparatus, at least one parameter describing space-time channel quality from the received space-time sounding information; and causing, by the apparatus, transmission of the at least one determined parameter to an associated access node or causing selection of an unassociated access node for further communication based at least partly on the determined at least one parameter.. ... Nokia

12/18/14 / #20140369394

Beam-steering configurations and tests

An apparatus, method and system for beam-steering configurations and tests in a communication system. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a processor 620 and memory 650 including computer program code. ... Nokia

12/18/14 / #20140369313

Method and apparatus for enabling re-establishment procedure in a heterogeneous network

The present invention relates to method and apparatus for enabling re-establishment procedure in a heterogeneous network. According to an embodiment of the present invention, a method for a master node working with inter-site carrier aggregation in a heterogeneous network is provided. ... Nokia

12/18/14 / #20140369198

Method and apparatus to route packet flows over two transport radios

A method includes receiving packets of a flow at a packet data convergence protocol layer; and based on at least one criterion, routing the flow to one or both of at least one cellular transport radio and a wireless local area network transport radio. Another method includes receiving at a packet data network gateway from an s 1 interface a dynamic host configuration protocol request for a station; one of creating an internet protocol configuration for the station or generating another dynamic host configuration protocol request to a dynamic host configuration protocol server to obtain the internet protocol configuration; and delivering the internet protocol configuration to the station. ... Nokia

12/18/14 / #20140369170

Near field communication apparatus

An apparatus comprising: a transducer suitable for generating an acoustic sound pressure wave being configured to: magnetically couple the apparatus to a further apparatus transducer for transferring data.. . ... Nokia

12/18/14 / #20140368749

Method and apparatus for color filter as touch pad

In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a display section and a touch panel section. ... Nokia

12/18/14 / #20140368730

Flashlamp apparatus and method

An apparatus including a flashlamp; a lens member connected to the flashlamp; and a reflector connected to the lens member. The lens member is located between the flashlamp and the reflector. ... Nokia

12/18/14 / #20140368442

Apparatus and associated methods for touch user input

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: identify a displayed graphical user interface element based on a first selection user input associated with the location of the graphical user interface element on a touch sensitive display; and confirm selection of the identified graphical user interface element based on a second confirmation user input associated with the location of the identified graphical user interface element on the touch sensitive display; wherein the first selection user input and the second confirmation user input are respective different input types of an eye gaze user input and a touch user input.. . ... Nokia

12/18/14 / #20140366710

Audio signal analysis

Apparatus for audio processing comprises: a beat tracking module for identifying beat time instants in an audio signal and a downbeat identifier for identifying downbeats occurring at beat time instants, each downbeat corresponding to the start of a musical bar or measure. A pattern identifier identifies two or more adjacent bars or measures containing musical characteristics which repeat within the audio signal, the pattern identifier being configured to: generate for each downbeat a plurality of scores using respective analysis methods for indicating different characteristics within the audio signal at the downbeat; combine the scores for each downbeat; and identify based on the combined scores non-adjacent downbeats that correspond to the start of a musical pattern.. ... Nokia








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