Patents by Inventor Akseli Anttila

Akseli Anttila has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10375446
    Abstract: This invention relates to a system and a method for distributing an invitation to one or more communication terminals connected in a wireless communications network. The system and method enables a user of a communication terminal to invite other users of communication terminals to a shared media experience, such as watching a television transmission at the same time, while the users may be at different locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Provenance Asset Group LLC
    Inventors: Akseli Anttila, Mikko Makipaa, Toni Kopra
  • Patent number: 9582937
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for displaying an indication of an object when location information associated with the object describes a location within the current field of view of an imaging device. The indication of the object can be displayed within a map image, live image, etc., when the location information associated with the object describes a location within the current field of view of an imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Akseli Anttila, Younghee Jung, Fumiko Ichikawa, Raymond Paul Seymour, Jan Gunter Chipchase
  • Patent number: 9160470
    Abstract: This invention relates to a system and method for delivering a media object associated with a media stream broadcasted from a communication device to a broadcast receiving unit such as a personal computer, a multimedia terminal, a television receiver, a television, or any type of radio receiver, to a terminal such as a phone, a cellular or mobile phone, a personal computer, a television, or a personal office assistant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Mikko Mäkipää, Akseli Anttila, Toni Kopra
  • Patent number: 8650505
    Abstract: A state menu selection system that provides a function control set relating to an active application, maps at least one function from the function control set to at least one input device, and activates a function from the control set upon activation of the corresponding input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: RPX Corporation
    Inventors: Akseli Anttila, Petri Piippo, Timo-Pekka Viljamaa, Rob Harr-Van-Der, Tuomas Vaittinen
  • Patent number: 8640225
    Abstract: An approach is provided for requesting access to content associated with a resource identifier. A system receives a first request to access content associated with a resource identifier. The system then determines to generate a second request for validating the content based, at least in part, on the resource identifier and to transmit the second request to a validation service. The system receives validation information based, at least in part, on the second request. In one embodiment, the validation information includes a preview of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Akseli Anttila, Yumiko Tanaka, Robert Grant, Mischa Weiss-Lijn
  • Patent number: 8599105
    Abstract: Various methods for implementing a multiple display mode are provided. One example method includes receiving an indication of a transition to a multiple display mode, and in response to at least receiving the indication of the transition to the multiple display mode, causing a home screen with home screen content to be displayed by a first display of a device. The example method may further include, in response to at least receiving the indication of the transition to the multiple display mode, causing application content provided by an application being implemented to be displayed by a second display of the device while the home screen with the home screen content is being displayed by the first display. Similar and related example methods and example apparatuses are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Akseli Anttila, Younghee Jung, Yumiko Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8417827
    Abstract: The present invention provides synchronous media playback and messaging between a host user and at least one guest user. The host user wishes to initiate a playback session in which the host user and guest users view a presentation that corresponds to a media file that is locally stored on each of the user's terminals. In order to initiate the playback session, the host user invites the guest users. If a guest user wishes to participate in the playback session, the guest user accepts the invitation. When the host user determines that the session should begin, based upon the acceptances from the guest users, the host user initiates the playback of the media file that is locally stored at each terminal. The present invention also supports playback actions that may occur during the playback session. The host user can terminate the playback session, and any of the guest users can withdraw during the playback session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Akseli Anttila, Younghee Jung
  • Patent number: 8219149
    Abstract: A mobile communication apparatus capable of presenting themes, a telecommunication system comprising a such apparatus, and a corresponding method are disclosed. The apparatus comprises a processor arranged to generate an audio signal in response to a set theme. The audio signal comprises a speech signal, wherein speech of the speech signal have voice characteristics which depend on the theme. Alternatively, processor is arranged to set a theme in response to contact information stored in a contact information database of the appatatus and associated with actions performed by the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Lafata, Akseli Anttila, Harri Wikberg, Kirsi Karimaki, Imre Kiss
  • Publication number: 20120079562
    Abstract: An approach is provided for requesting access to content associated with a resource identifier. A system receives a first request to access content associated with a resource identifier. The system then determines to generate a second request for validating the content based, at least in part, on the resource identifier and to transmit the second request to a validation service. The system receives validation information based, at least in part, on the second request. In one embodiment, the validation information includes a preview of the content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Akseli Anttila, Yumiko TANAKA, Robert GRANT, Mischa WEISS-LIJN
  • Patent number: 8116740
    Abstract: A method in electronic messaging in a mobile telecommunications network for mobile communication terminals is disclosed. The method involves, in a sender terminal, the steps of generating an electronic message, associating the electronic message with a message notification, and representing the electronic message and the message notification in a signal which is transmittable over the mobile telecommunications network to a receiver terminal. The signal is adapted, when received in the receiver terminal, for performance of the message notification in a user interface of the receiver terminal as a notification of the reception of the electronic message. Further disclosed are an associated method in a receiver terminal, and a sender terminal and a receiver terminal capable of performing the respective method, as well as a system including such sender and receiver terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Rob van der Haar, Juha Hemanus, Akseli Anttila, Valerie Pegon, Harri Wikberg
  • Publication number: 20120005602
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for facilitating task switching. A method may include detecting activation of a second display on a multi-display computing apparatus including a first and second display. The first display may be in an active state prior to activation of the second display. The method may further include causing a task selection interface to be displayed in response to the detected activation. Corresponding apparatuses are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventors: Akseli Anttila, Yumiko Tanaka, Younghee Jung, Gregory Steeves, Henry Holland
  • Publication number: 20120001829
    Abstract: Various methods for implementing a multiple display mode are provided. One example method includes receiving an indication of a transition to a multiple display mode, and in response to at least receiving the indication of the transition to the multiple display mode, causing a home screen with home screen content to be displayed by a first display of a device. The example method may further include, in response to at least receiving the indication of the transition to the multiple display mode, causing application content provided by an application being implemented to be displayed by a second display of the device while the home screen with the home screen content is being displayed by the first display. Similar and related example methods and example apparatuses are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventors: Akseli Anttila, Younghee Jung, Yumiko Tanaka
  • Patent number: 7881708
    Abstract: A mobile terminal having a multi-medial user interface, a controller and a memory is presented. The memory is adapted to store a plurality of profiles, each profile defining a respective behavior pattern of the multi-medial user interface and being definable by a user of the mobile terminal. The controller is adapted to provide a first control parameter representative of a desired profile as selected by the user. The controller is also adapted to provide a second control parameter representative of a contextual status of the mobile terminal. The controller is adapted to modify a behavior pattern of the multi-medial user interface depending on the first and second control parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Akseli Anttila, Raphael Grignani
  • Publication number: 20100138781
    Abstract: In a contacts application, detecting an activation of a selectable element in a current view of the application. If the selectable element is a title bar of the current view, determining if the activation is one of a first type or a second type. If the activation is of the first type, presenting a list of application specific options associated with the current view. If the selectable element is an item in the current view, determining if the activation is one of the first type or the second type. If the activation is of the second type, presenting a list of view specific options associated with the selected item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2008
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Panu Korhonen, Akseli Anttila, Edwin Shannon, Tom Jenkins
  • Patent number: 7623824
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for permitting a mobile device to connect to a broadcast station web site and to receive a broadcast station broadcast in response to selection of a bookmark. Selection of the bookmark results in a tuner on the mobile device being tuned to receive a broadcast while the mobile device substantially simultaneously connects to a web site for the broadcast station. The bookmark may be programmed by the user and may represent different broadcast stations according to parameters. Bookmarks may be displayed to the user based on geographical location information. Bookmarks may be created by scanning for available broadcasts at a geographical location. RDS information may supplement broadcast information and may be sent to the mobile device via CBS messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Akseli Anttila, Mikko Mäkipää, Jörgen Othman
  • Patent number: 7599689
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for permitting a data terminal to connect to a broadcast station web site and to receive a broadcast station broadcast in response to selection of a bookmark. Selection of the bookmark results in a tuner on the data terminal being tuned to receive a broadcast while the data terminal substantially simultaneously connects to a web site for the broadcast station. Broadcast frequency information and web site address information for the bookmark may be stored on the data terminal, or such information may be stored remotely, such as on a station id server in communication with the data terminal. The bookmark may be programmed by the user and may represent different broadcast stations according to parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Mikko Mäkipää, Toni Kopra, Hemant Madan, Akseli Anttila, Petteri J. Saarinen, Barbara Heikkinen, Oleg Beletski
  • Publication number: 20090167919
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for displaying an indication of an object when location information associated with the object describes a location within the current field of view of an imaging device. The indication of the object can be displayed within a map image, live image, etc., when the location information associated with the object describes a location within the current field of view of an imaging device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Inventors: Akseli Anttila, Younghee Jung, Fumiko Ichikawa, Raymond Paul Seymour, Jan Gunter Chipchase
  • Patent number: 7551888
    Abstract: A media system comprising a broadcast system, a telecommunication system, a content processing system, and a user terminal. While a media stream is broadcast, a group of content items associated with the media stream are generated. The content items are presented in the user terminal in a first mode, wherein a presentation element corresponding to a content item is changed to another presentation element according to the timing information of the content item, or in a second mode wherein a presentation element is changed to another presentation element in response to a user action. Transition from the second mode is allowed only by authorization according to a pre-defined procedure. The interactive operations are thus controlled by the user and thus not overridden by content timed or pushed to the user terminal for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Toni Kopra, Mikko Makipaa, Akseli Anttila
  • Publication number: 20090083665
    Abstract: A state menu selection system that provides a function control set relating to an active application, maps at least one function from the function control set to at least one input device, and activates a function from the control set upon activation of the corresponding input device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Applicant: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akseli Anttila, Petri Piippo, Timo-Pekka Viljamaa, Rob Haar-van-der, Tuomas Vaittinen
  • Patent number: 7447513
    Abstract: A system is provided that includes a first terminal, and a second terminal engaged in a communication session with the first terminal across one or more networks. The system also includes a third terminal capable of communicating with the second terminal across a short-range communication link between with the second terminal. The second terminal or the third terminal is capable of receiving an identifier of the third terminal or the second terminal, respectively, across the short-range communication link. Thereafter, the terminal receiving the identifier is capable of communicating with the communication network(s) based upon the identifier to thereby join the third terminal in the communication session between the first and second terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Akseli Anttila, Younghee Jung