Invent with Nokia Success Story

June, 2017

Invent With Nokia has witnessed great success over past few years. And this is thanks to our esteemed external inventors! We are expecting more growth in the coming years. As a summary of our successes, we are presenting some of our recently granted patents. These granted patents are as a result of submissions by some of our top inventors of Invent With Nokia. This will give you a deeper dive into what makes a successful invention in Invent With Nokia, and at the same time provide you with a glimpse of the technology domain that is of interest to Nokia. For more details of technology areas we are looking for, please refer https://inventwithnokia.nokia.com/what-are-we-looking-for

Please note that the following are selected extracts from the patent. The content in this article does not by any means interpret or limit the scope of the original invention. To get a full understanding of the invention, the reader must read the granted patents.

1. US9602480

Title: Methods and apparatus for data access control

Abstract: Systems and techniques for controlling access to data are described. Data is delivered to a repository in such a way that access to the data can be controlled, for example, by encrypting the data before delivery. The power to provide a requester with the ability to gain access to the data is divided, so that multiple entities can provide the requester with a portion of the information needed to gain access to the data. The portions of the information may be partial keys that can be assembled into a complete key. The requester can gain access to the data only if it receives all portions of the information needed to gain access to the data, and different criteria may be used to decide whether or not to provide each portion of the information to the requester.

Technology Tags: Security, Wireless technologies, Data Communication, Data Protection, Cloud, Data Access Control, Cryptography, Data Encryption

2. US9530026

Title: Privacy protection for participatory sensing system

Abstract: Provided is a method that may be used for privacy protection. The method comprises: generating a pseudonym at a user equipment in association with sensed data; calculating a unique value based upon the pseudonym using a first algorithm; sending the unique value and the sensed data to a server; receiving from the server a certificate, wherein the certificate is calculated based at least in part on the unique value using a second algorithm; and sending at least the pseudonym and the certificate to a certification center via a secure channel, for obtaining a reward associated with the sensed data; wherein the certification center is internal or external to the server. By this method, a user's identify may be protected.

Technology Tags: Security, Mobile Networks, Data Protection, Secure Data Communication, User Identification, User Authorization, Privacy, Certification, User Equipment, Mobile Phones, Participatory Sensing

3. US9501852

Title: Method and apparatus for image fusion

Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and apparatus for image fusion. A method for image fusion according to the embodiments of the present invention comprises: obtaining multiple images for a same scene; and calculating a fused image of the multiple images based on Bayes analysis by using a kernel function.

Technology Tags: Digital Media, Image Processing, Image Transformation, Image Fusion, Pattern Recognition, Spatial Resolution, Bayes Analysis

4. US9412021

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

Abstract: An approach for controlling transmission of data based on gaze interaction. A data transmission determination platform determines one or more gaze metrics for one or more users. The one or more gaze metrics, relate, at least in part, to a level of interaction of each user with an object. The data transmission determination platform then processes and/or facilitates a processing of the one or more gaze metrics, user preference information, propagation information from one or more entities associated with the object, or a combination thereof to determine data to transmit one or more devices associated with at least a subset of the at least one or more users.

Technology Tags: Mobile Networks, Wireless Technologies, Wireless Connection, Visual Display Device, Display Control, User Interface, Eye Tracking, Iris Recognition

5. US9400937

Title: Method and apparatus for segmentation of foreground objects in images and processing thereof

Abstract: In an example embodiment, a method, apparatus and computer program product are provided. The method includes facilitating capture of at least one image of a scene including a foreground object by at least one rolling shutter sensor. The at least one image includes a pattern in an image region of the foreground object comprising a series of alternate dark and bright pixel regions. The at least one image is captured by setting exposure time of the sensor as equal or less than a read-out time of a set of pixel rows of a plurality of pixel rows, and by facilitating a repeating sequence of ON and OFF of flash such that flash is ON while capturing the set of pixel rows, and OFF while capturing subsequent set of pixel rows. The method includes determining a contour of the foreground object in the at least one image based on the pattern.

Technology Tags: Digital media, Camera, Image generation, Image Capturing, Image Transformation, Image Processing, Image Segmentation

6. US9225688

Title: Method and apparatus for providing privacy adaptation based on receiver context

Abstract: An approach is provided for determining a communication session established between at least one first device of at least one first user and at least one second device of at least one second user, wherein the at least one first device and the at least one second device are in a collaborative context detection relationship. The privacy platform causes, at least in part, a detection of a presence of at least one third user within a proximity threshold of the at least one first device, the at least one second device, the at least one first user, the at least one second user, or a combination thereof, wherein the detection is performed via the collaborative context detection relationship. The privacy platform also determines one or more modifications to one or more privacy profiles for information exchanged over the communication session based, at least in part, on the detection of the presence of the at least one third user.

Technology Tags: Wireless Technologies, Wireless Communication, Network Security, Data Protection, Data Security, User Identification, User Authorization, Privacy

7. US9063582

Title: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for retrieving views extending a user's line of sight

Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are herein provided for retrieving views extending a user's line of sight. A method includes determining a line of sight based at least in part on a user's location and orientation. The line of sight defines a first portion of a map representing information that is within the user's sight and a second portion of the map representing information that is out of the user's sight. The method further includes determining at least one image associated with at least one location within the second portion of the map. The method further includes causing the image associated with the at least one location to be presented to the user. Corresponding apparatuses and computer program products are also provided.

Technology Tags: User Interface, User Experience, Maps, Navigation, Route searching, Route Guidance, Global Positioning System (GPS), Traffic Control Systems

Register with Nokia’s innovation platform

The first step towards idea submission is to register with Invent With Nokia. This is simple and straightforward.

REGISTERSUBMITGET EVALUATEDGET PAID

Submit your invention

This website utilises 'cookies' and by using this site you agree to our use of cookies as outlined in our Privacy Policy. You will only see this notice the first time you enter the site from any particular computer.

X Understood