Patents Assigned to Nokia Mobile Phones Ltd.
  • Patent number: 8630340
    Abstract: A motion compensated video coding method which can be applied especially in transfer of video streams using low transmission bit rate is presented. In the motion compensated coding method, the motion of picture elements between a piece of reference video information and a piece of current video information is estimated and then modeled using certain basis function and coefficients. The coefficients are quantized, and the quantizer is selected according to a certain selection criterion, for example, based on a target image quality or on a target transmission bit rate. Preferably the selection criterion is such that it automatically adjust the accuracy with which the motion of picture elements is represented to be related to the accuracy with which the prediction error information is represented. A decoding method, an encoder and a corresponding decoder are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones Ltd.
    Inventors: Jani Lainema, Marta Karczewicz
  • Patent number: 7787666
    Abstract: A user input device includes a sensor capable of sensing surface relief of human skin, a movement detector responsive to variation of the output of the sensor for detecting movement of skin across the sensor, and a user interface apparatus responsive to the movement detector to alert its state in correspondence to the detected movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones Ltd.
    Inventors: Jari Paloniemi, Timo Kinnunen, Vesa Ulvinen
  • Patent number: 7711355
    Abstract: In the current state of the art there are a number of operable devices 11, 12, 13 known that have an operating panel 14 through which a user of the device 11, 12, 13 can produce and/or change-existing operating states, Because of the fact that manual operation is often very complex and can also result in the distraction of the user in situations that require the full the attention of a user to be directed elsewhere, the invention increases the ease of operation and simultaneously reduces the amount of attention required to be paid to the devices 11, 12, 13. The invention uses a decision unit 15 that blocks or releases certain operating states of the operable device 11, 12, 13 based on the data received. The invention can be implemented, for example, so that a mobile telephone 11 installed in a vehicle 10 does not “transfer” any telephone calls or suppresses the making of telephone calls from within the vehicle 10 when the vehicle 10 is moving faster than a certain speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones, Ltd.
    Inventors: Andreas Krüger, Hans Hansen, Wolfgang Theimer, Klaus Kespohl, Mika Leppinen, Turkka Keinonen, Maximiliano Roque-Cerna, Anne Koppinen, Anne Kirjavainen
  • Patent number: 7555537
    Abstract: A novel system to deliver and reproduce personalizing ringing tune data or other such multimedia content to a wireless handset's browser is provided. Additionally, a novel system is provided that allows a consumer to preview the multimedia content (e.g. ring tune, bit-map) and either approve or decline being billed for the particular multimedia message content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Gargiulo, Justin Robert Beghtol
  • Patent number: 7349363
    Abstract: The invention relates to a radio system which transmits packet traffic and to a method of transmitting service information flexibly between a network part and a terminal in a radio system which transmits packet traffic and in which a connection set-up process is activated by a session management arrangement when a connection is established between the terminal (402) and the network part (400). When service information is transmitted between the network part and the terminal, the party needing service activates the connection set-up process and during activation the party needing service indicates the need for service information and the quality of service with a message (602). The party providing service responds with one or more messages (606) which include service information. The connection set-up process is finished without establishing a connection. This way radio path resources can be saved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones Ltd.
    Inventor: Veijo Vänttinen
  • Patent number: 7308642
    Abstract: SyncML allows synchronization to take place between a terminal device and a server device. To be able to understand each other the data transferred between a SyncML client and a SyncML server must be coded as a SyncML document. The coding or decoding/parsing of the SyncML document is done by the separate application components, respectively, that other end-user applications (e.g. a UI application) can use. It is not always wanted, advantageous or even possible to employ the SyncML coding/decoding feature, since it is subjected to several disadvantages. The present disclosure provides a concept to still use the synchronization related components for communicating synchronization data between the participating devices but without employing the coding/decoding component feature. The response of coding and decoding the synchronization data is transferred to corresponding end-user applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jouni Rapakko, Mika Martikainen, Sami Pajusaari
  • Patent number: 7286592
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for a flexible multimode operation of spread spectrum receivers, e.g., global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receivers, using a shared circuitry hardware configuration of the receiver for processing of different types of code division multiple access (CDMA) signals. According to said method the receiver utilizes shared channel circuitry to receive signals of different CDMA types providing a flexible multimode operation. The present invention provides a way to select the received signal type for each channel by replacing the dedicated channels with multimode channels suitable to multiple types of receiver signals. The multimode receiver is more flexible to operate in varying reception conditions. By utilizing shared channel circuitry the hardware size is kept small.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones, Ltd.
    Inventors: Samuli Pietilä, Harri Valio
  • Patent number: 7286898
    Abstract: The specification and drawings present a new method and a system for organizing and structuring a process of tool manufacturing with a reduced lead time. The manufacturing of the component tooling can be applied (but not be limited) to: mold tooling, injection mold tooling, diecast tooling, press tooling, etc. Several techniques or elements are methodically combined with the focus to reduce overall manufacturing time for tooling components comprising (but not be limited to) the following: a) standard parts are designed, pre-manufactured and stocked in a pre-hardened condition; b) custom 3D CAD libraries are created which represent the standard parts and only allow a tool designer to select standard parts which are held as a pre-manufactured stock; c) manufacturing fixtures are utilized which allow consistent and rapid setup of the pre-manufactured standard components for customized machining operations specific to a tool design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones, Ltd.
    Inventors: Philip Parmenter, Guido Drees, Norbert Scheid
  • Patent number: 7253802
    Abstract: An electronic input device has a flexible keyboard for receiving user input and a housing defining a space for accommodating the keyboard. The input device has a compacted state and an extended state. The keyboard adopts a compacted spatial configuration in the compacted state and adopts an extended spatial configuration in the second state. In the compacted state the keyboard is wound on a roll. The input device additionally has a retractable, flexible display having corresponding compacted and extended states so that both the keyboard and the display can be rolled in and out together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones, Ltd.
    Inventors: Teppo Hemiä, Jouni Hietamäki, Miikka Merilahti, Mirka Murtoniemi, Juha Nousiainen
  • Patent number: 7230932
    Abstract: A method is described for providing a discontinuous radio link for user equipment in a telecommunication network in a physical radio transmission layer while receiving packets during a packet service mode (i.e. maintaining the logical connection in higher protocol layers). The user equipment enters into a discontinuous reception mode receiving either a) two or more slots of each radio frame, or b) one or more frames; and powers down its receiver circuitry for either a) the remaining slots of the radio frame or b) one or more predefined periods, signaled by the telecommunication network. The two or more slots may be consecutive or non-consecutive slots in the radio frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones Ltd.
    Inventor: Jussi Numminen
  • Patent number: 7231039
    Abstract: A telephone apparatus comprises a body part (601) and a sleeve-like grip part (602) mounted to the body part (601) for longitudinal slidable movement between a retracted position and an extended position. Mechanically coupled to the body part (601) and the grip part (602) there is a spring (700, 1203) for effecting the longitudinal slidable movement. A locking mechanism (1004, 1006, 1007) is provided for detachably locking the body part and the grip part into the retracted position. There is also a user-actuatable releasing actuator (1005) for releasing the locking mechanism. The releasing actuator (1005) is located within the grip part (602).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mika Juhani Grönroos, Aulis Perttula, Ilpo Kauhaniemi, Antti Rönkkö, Pertti Savolainen, Jari Suutari
  • Patent number: 7200384
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for storing and informing at least one property of a wireless communication device (MS1–MS4) to a mobile communication network (PLMN). Parameter data of said at least one property of said wireless communication device (MS1–MS4) is stored in said wireless communication device (MS1–MS4), and transmitted from said wireless communication device (MS1–MS4) to the mobile communication network (PLMN).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones, Ltd.
    Inventors: Vesa Tervo, Satu Mäkelä
  • Patent number: 7196700
    Abstract: An energy-conserving mobile station and a means for reducing the energy consumption of a mobile station and to reduce burn-in on the display element, where a part of the liquid crystal display element (LCD) of a mobile station is switched off, when the whole display element is not needed and a limited amount of information is displayed on the switched-on part of the display element (A1). An arrangement according to the present invention can be implemented by e.g. driving the control circuit (DC) of the liquid crystal display that supports the partition of the display element to switch of certain rows of the display element in energy conservation mode and switching them on to be used, when information is desired to be displayed on all of the display element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ari Aho, Kaj Saarinen
  • Patent number: 7192175
    Abstract: A light pipe includes a surface provided with a pattern that has diffractive properties, where the pattern has uniform, mutually different areas on the surface such that some of the areas are configured to distribute light from a light input end of the light pipe to form macroscopically uniform distribution of light and some other areas are configured to couple light out from the light pipe in order to produce lighting, and where the relative proportion of surface covered by areas configured to distribute light is arranged to decrease in relation to increase of distance from the light input end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones, Ltd.
    Inventors: Marko Parikka, Markku Kuittinen, Jari Turunen
  • Patent number: 7171246
    Abstract: A method of noise suppression to suppress noise in a signal containing background noise (314) in a communications path between a cellular communications network and a mobile terminal. The method comprises the steps of: estimating and up-dating a spectrum of the background noise (332, 334); using the background noise spectrum to suppress noise in the signal; generating an indication to indicate the operation of at least one of a discontinuous transmission unit (DTX) and a bad frame handling unit (BFI); and freezing estimating and up-dating of the spectrum of the background noise when the indication is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones Ltd.
    Inventors: Ville-Veikko Mattila, Erkki Paajanen, Antti Vähätalo
  • Patent number: 7151941
    Abstract: The invention relates to a packet-switched radio system and to a method of locating a subscriber terminal in a packet-switched radio system. In the method (302) the core network of the radio system transmits a location service request message to the radio network of the radio system; (304) the radio network transmits information to a subscriber terminal in a paging message that the subscriber terminal is requested to initiate the location service; (306) the subscriber terminal that received the paging message transmits a paging response message to the radio network; (308) the radio network transmits the paging response message to the core network; (310) the network part locates the subscriber terminal on the basis of the information included in the paging response message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones, Ltd
    Inventors: Veijo Vänttinen, Ville Ruutu
  • Patent number: 7146645
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a copy-protected dedicated software application and methods for downloading copy-protected dedicated applications to user stations so that the unique dedicated applications are executable upon downloading to the user station and so that the unique dedicated applications will only run on that particular authorized user station. A method of downloading the unique dedicated applications directly from a distributor to the user station is also included which eliminates the need for contact between the original manufacturer of an application and the user station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones Ltd.
    Inventors: Harri Hellstén, Kari Kivisto
  • Patent number: 7142520
    Abstract: A mobile internet protocol regional paging network 10 includes a paging foreign agent for handling a regional registration of a mobile node visiting a paging area, which includes internet protocol subnetworks. In operation, the mobile node periodically can provide an idle mode request to the paging foreign agent to enter an idle mode so as to deactivate one or more components for energy-saving purposes and reduce active communication with the mobile internet protocol regional paging network. The invention provides a small and link-layer independent extension to Mobile Internet Protocol with Regional Registrations to support power-constrained operation in the mobile nodes and to reduce routing state information in the visited domain. The extension allows a Mobile Node to enter a power saving Idle Mode during which its location is known with the coarse accuracy defined by a Paging Area. The mobile node and the visited domain may optionally agree on time slots used for Agent Advertisements and paging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones Ltd.
    Inventors: Henry Haverinen, Jari T. Malinen
  • Patent number: 7133382
    Abstract: A method for defining measurement gaps and a wireless telecommunications system comprising at least one base station and at least one wireless terminal. In the data transfer between these two, measurement gaps are generated with one of the following measurement gap generation methods: puncturing the data being transmitted, halving the spreading factor, or buffering the data being transmitted onto higher protocol layers. In the method, measurement pattern parameters that set the locations of the gaps used for measurements in the time-slot frames and determine the measurement gap generation method are defined for the terminal and transmitted to the terminal through the base station. A uniform measurement gap is defined for the terminal, which comprises time-slots from two different time-slot frames so that the gaps in different time-slot frames are generated with a different measurement gap generation method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones, Ltd.
    Inventor: Ville Steudle
  • Patent number: RE39375
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for transmitting packet data in the air interface of a digital cellular system based on TDMA, Time Division Multiple Access. The mobile terminated logical channels comprise information channels designated for transmitting information and control channels, which can be a fast paging (FP) channel and an acknowledgement (A) channel. The mobile originated logical channels comprise information channels designated for transmitting information and a reservation (R) channel, whereon the mobile station requests the system to reserve a connection for transmitting packet data. According to the invention, for the TDMA frames there is allocated a variable number of time slots for packet transmission, taking into account the symmetricity/asymmetricity of the packet transmission, as well as the total packet transmission demand of the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones Ltd
    Inventors: Jari Hamalainen, Zhi Chun Honkasalo, Harri Jokinen