Patents Assigned to Nokia Mobile Phones Limited
  • Patent number: 8406907
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for setting audio parameters in a digital signal processor in an electronic device including at least one auxiliary device connection for connecting at least one auxiliary device. At least some of the audio parameters can be loaded into the digital signal processor during operation of the electronic device either from the auxiliary device or from a writeable mass storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones Limited
    Inventors: Ari Koski, Jouko Salo
  • Patent number: 7809364
    Abstract: Apparatus, and an associated method, for downloading an operational parameter to a mobile station. The operational parameter is stored at a server operated by an operator of a communication system in which the mobile station is operable. When the parameter is to be downloaded to the mobile station, the server instructs a SMS, or other data message, service center to generate a data message to be delivered to the mobile station, instructing the mobile station to initiate a data call connection with the server. When a data call connection is formed, the operational parameter is downloaded to the mobile station, thereafter to be used by the mobile station in subsequent communication operations in the communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones Limited
    Inventor: Gaurav Mittal
  • Patent number: 7548761
    Abstract: An electronic radiotelephone comprising a first and second housing for housing the electronic components of the radiotelephone; the first housing having a element with an operating surface and a formation which cooperates with a complementary formation on the second housing for releasably attaching the first housing to the second housing; the element being movable between a first and a second position such that when the element is in the first position the formation and complementary formation to co-operate to allow the first housing to be coupled to the second housing and when in the second position allow the second housing to be removed from the first housing; the element being resiliently biased into the first position and allowing a user to urge the element, via the operating surface, into the second position during the removal of the second housing from the first housing, thereby allowing the second housing to be removed from the first housing without interference from the element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Strawn, Phil Bateman, Robert Strafford
  • Patent number: 7477702
    Abstract: Apparatus, and an associated method selects an adaptive switching threshold level responsive to a constrained optimization scheme. The switching level is selected by an LRI function forming a portion of a transmitting station, such as a base transceiver station operable in a cellular communication system. The switching threshold level is utilized in the selection by an adaptive modulator of a modulation parameter by which data transmitted by the transmitting station is encoded or modulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones Limited
    Inventor: Clive Tang
  • Patent number: 7477703
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and an arrangement for transmitting a digital signal consisting of symbols, which arrangement comprises a coder (308) for coding complex symbols to channel symbols in blocks having the length of a given K, means (312) for transmitting the channel symbols via several different channels and two or more antennas (314 to 318). The coder (308) is arranged to code the symbols using a code matrix, which can be expressed as a sum of 2K elements, in which each element is a product of a symbol or symbol complex conjugate to be transmitted and a N×N representation matrix of a complexified anti-commutator algebra, extended by a unit element, and in which each matrix is used at most once in the formation of the code matrix. A code matrix is also provided which is formed by matrices of a portion of the symbols placed on the diagonal of the code matrix and by matrices of a second portion of symbols along the anti-diagonal of the code matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones, Limited
    Inventors: Ari Hottinen, Olav Tirkkonen
  • Patent number: 7466987
    Abstract: A user interface for a radiotelephone 1 is described in which the user is able to select components from a variety of sources including multimedia sources and the Internet. The user is then able to combine the components in a message and furthermore edit them to add expression to the message and to set delivery conditions for the message. The message may be archived for later use or immediately sent to a third party either separately or as an attachment to another file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones Limited
    Inventors: Timo Kinnunen, Lauri Salomaki, Tea Liukkonen-Olmiala, Tiina Hynninen, Jani Pirkola, Leena Sippola, Risto Lustila, Sanna Kaartinen
  • Patent number: 7433466
    Abstract: A rear cover of a radio handset having a scooped recess for improving the ergonomics of the phone for single-handed operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones Limited
    Inventor: Mark Robert Mason
  • Patent number: 7426245
    Abstract: A direct conversion receiver uses an algorithm implemented by a DSP to cancel residual DC offsets during demodulation of a GMSK modulated signal. The algorithm exploits the characteristics of GMSK modulation by determining the. modulation extremes within sampled I/Q signals and calculates the DC offset as the mean of the extremes. This offset is used to weight a declining exponential function which is subtracted from the original signal samples to achieve compensation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones Limited
    Inventor: Arne Husth
  • Patent number: 7408991
    Abstract: A method for decoding video data blocks using variable length codes, comprising transforming information about the spatial frequency distribution of a video data block into pixel values. Prior to said transformation, a first reference value (Xref) representing the abruptness of variations in information about spatial frequency distribution within the block is generated, after said transformation, a second reference value (?) representing the abruptness of variation in certain information between the block and at least one previously transformed video data block is generated. The first reference value (Xref) is compared to a first threshold value (TH1) and the second reference value (?) to a second threshold value (TH2); and as a response to either of the first (Xref) and second reference values (?) being greater than the first (TH1) and respectively the second threshold value (TH2), an error in the block is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones Limited
    Inventor: Ari Hourunranta
  • Publication number: 20080109432
    Abstract: A method of searching for records in a database matching the string of ambiguous key strokes received by the input means, said database includes a plurality of records containing at least two words, and comprises reception of information representing a string of ambiguous key strokes, searching in said records for individual words matching said information representing a string of ambiguous key strokes, and presenting records found by the search engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Applicant: NOKIA MOBILE PHONES LIMITED
    Inventors: Christian Ostergaard, Christian Kraft
  • Patent number: 7299267
    Abstract: A terminal for providing an application using a browser. The terminal comprises a transceiver, arranged to send radio packets to and receive radio packets from a server, and a browser application for displaying content stored in the server. The browser application is arranged to initiate a first application by transferring a first item associated with the first application from the server using a first content identifier. The application being provided by the combination of the first item and further items each of which is transferable from the server using an individual content identifier, and each of which comprises content, or means for linking to content. The browser further comprising means for creating content in association with an item, and means for transferring the created content to the server to update the items stored there for transfer to the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones Limited
    Inventors: Claus Pedersen, Lars Bohn Hansen
  • Patent number: 7245652
    Abstract: A rake combiner for a CDMA rake receiver, the combiner comprising a receiver for receiving a plurality of multipath components of a signal; a memory; a controller arranged to store a first multipath component in the memory; a summer for summing the first multipath component with a second multipath component to provide a combined signal; wherein the controller is arranged to store the combined signal in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones Limited
    Inventor: Alice Wilson
  • Patent number: 7236773
    Abstract: A conference call facility is described in which one (2a) of a group of communication devices (2a,2b,2c,2d) connected to a low power radio frequency network (9) is able to set up a call to a party external of the network (9) and then selectively add further devices (2a,2b,2c) to the call under the control of the user of the one device (2a). The users of the other devices (2b,2c) are able to enable or disable the selection of their device in a conference call. One or more of the communication devices may be a mobile radio telephone equipped with the necessary network interface (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones Limited
    Inventor: Graham Thomas
  • Patent number: 7177629
    Abstract: Apparatus, and an associated method, selectably annunciates a message or call terminating at a mobile station. Examination is made of an indicia of the terminating message or call, and responsive thereto, selected annunciation is made of the terminating message or call. Determination of whether, and in what manner, to annunciate the terminating message or call is made responsive to a rule-set selected by the user of the mobile station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones Limited
    Inventor: Douglas Deeds
  • Patent number: 7158490
    Abstract: Power control apparatus, and an associated method, for controlling communication signals generated during operation of a communication system, such as an IS-953G cellular communication system. Determinations are made as to whether a communication channel upon which communication signals are transmitted exhibits a deep fade condition. If a determination of a deep fade condition is made, power control is effectuated to reduce the power levels of communication signals subsequently transmitted on the communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones Limited
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Tran, Antti Kansakoski
  • Patent number: 7155199
    Abstract: A changeable cover for an electronic device and method of using same in a payment system is provided. The cover has a transponder responsive to interrogation by an electric field. The cover provides an electronic identification number and other information in response to the interrogation signal. Also provided is a system for making payments, comprising at least one mobile station (4) which has an associated cover (100) for providing local data transfer. The system also comprises at least one point of sale terminal or the like, which has a second transceiver for providing data transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones Limited
    Inventors: Thomas W. Zalewski, Michael C Pennington, Randall C. Roberts, Steven A. Shaw
  • Patent number: 7151531
    Abstract: A mobile telephone includes a body, a display, and a keypad. The keypad is removably secured to the body and coupled to a processor. The keypad is depressible along a plurality of directions and can be switched between a first mode and second mode, wherein each combination of depressible direction and mode represent a unique group of alphanumeric letters. The processor includes word recognition software, such that a desired word can be determined from the sequence of groups of letters selected without having to select each individual letter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones Limited
    Inventors: Robert A. Shepherd, Nikolaj Helberg Bestle
  • Patent number: 7139697
    Abstract: A method for selecting the language for a character sequence fed into a data processing device, wherein decision trees are trained for different characters on the basis of lexicons of predetermined languages. The decision trees describe language probabilities on the basis of characters in the environments of the characters. The decision trees for at least some of the characters of the character sequence fed into the data processing device are traversed, thus obtaining a probability of at least one language for each character. The language for the character sequence is selected on the basis of the probabilities obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones Limited
    Inventors: Juha Häkkinen, Markku Mettälä
  • Patent number: 7133659
    Abstract: A changeable cover for an electronic device and method of using same in a payment system is provided. The cover has a transponder responsive to interrogation by an electric field. The cover provides an electronic identification number and other information in response to the interrogation signal. Also provided is a system for making payments, comprising at least one mobile station (4) which has an associated cover (100) for providing local data transfer. The system also comprises at least one point of sale terminal or the like, which has a second transceiver for providing data transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones Limited
    Inventors: Thomas W. Zalewski, Michael C Pennington, Randall C. Roberts, Steven A. Shaw
  • Patent number: 7130420
    Abstract: An acoustic transducer assembly comprising an acoustic transducer body having one or more apertures through which an audio signal is passed. Two housing parts when assembled provides a acoustic transducer cavity for containing the acoustic transducer body and a resilient sealing gasket, and the acoustic transducer cavity has a sound passage through the housing wall. The resilient sealing gasket provides a channel for transferring said audio signal from said one or more apertures to the sound passage through the housing wall. The housing parts have an inclined wall part that transfers a biasing force originating from the two housing parts and acting on the acoustic transducer body to a force acting on the resilient sealing gasket in order to provide a sealing between the resilient sealing gasket and the sound passage through the housing wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones Limited
    Inventors: Lars Windeballe, Peter Thorndahl