Patents by Inventor Daniel Gratiot

Daniel Gratiot 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: 8933885
    Abstract: A method is provided for reducing hand or pointing device occlusions of a display, particularly a touch screen or hover display. Detection of the position of a pointing object and eyes relative to a device display may be used to calculate an offset correction. Shifting a user interface component based on the offset correction may reduce pointing object occlusions of the display. A corresponding apparatus and computer program product are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Matti Hamalainen, Radu Ciprian Bilcu, Daniel Gratiot
  • Publication number: 20140329564
    Abstract: 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: enable selection of a particular function of an electronic device based on a comparison between received shape data corresponding to at least one object within a detection range of a user interface of the electronic device and predefined ear shape data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Sami Ronkainen, Urho Konttorri, Martin Jansky, Daniel Gratiot
  • Publication number: 20140331146
    Abstract: 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: according to a particular determined volume characteristic of at least one stylus within a detection range of a user interface for an electronic device, enable the selection of a particular function of the electronic device selectable using the user interface, the particular function corresponding to the particular determined volumetric characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Sami Ronkainen, Urho Konttori, Kate Freebairn, Martin Jansky, Daniel Gratiot
  • Publication number: 20140085202
    Abstract: A method is provided for reducing hand or pointing device occlusions of a display, particularly a touch screen or hover display. Detection of the position of a pointing object and eyes relative to a device display may be used to calculate an offset correction. Shifting a user interface component based on the offset correction may reduce pointing object occlusions of the display. A corresponding apparatus and computer program product are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matti Hamalainen, Radu Ciprian Bilcu, Daniel Gratiot
  • Patent number: 8213181
    Abstract: An apparatus including: an intermediate chassis configured to move in at least a first direction and configured to define a reaction surface; a movable chassis configured to move in at least a second direction orthogonal to the first direction and configured to define a follower wherein the reaction surface and follower interact to convert movement of the intermediate chassis and reaction surface in the first direction to movement of the follower and movable chassis in the second direction. Also, an apparatus including a first movable housing portion having side faces including one or more interface components; and a second housing portion; wherein the first movable housing portion is movable relative to the second housing portion between a compact configuration in which the one or more interface components are obscured by the second housing portion and an expanded configuration in which the one or more interface components are exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Silas Joe Grant, Daniel Gratiot, Chee Yee Wong, Christian LyngsĂže Svejgaard, Giovanni Nigel Vincente Ziani De Ferranti
  • Publication number: 20100328900
    Abstract: An apparatus including: an intermediate chassis configured to move in at least a first direction and configured to define a reaction surface; a movable chassis configured to move in at least a second direction orthogonal to the first direction and configured to define a follower wherein the reaction surface and follower interact to convert movement of the intermediate chassis and reaction surface in the first direction to movement of the follower and movable chassis in the second direction. Also, an apparatus including a first movable housing portion having side faces including one or more interface components; and a second housing portion; wherein the first movable housing portion is movable relative to the second housing portion between a compact configuration in which the one or more interface components are obscured by the second housing portion and an expanded configuration in which the one or more interface components are exposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventors: Silas Joe Grant, Daniel Gratiot, Chee Yee Wong, Christian Lyngsoe Svejgaard, Giovanni Nigel Vincente Ziani De Ferranti
  • Patent number: D503615
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: Swatch AG
    Inventor: Daniel Gratiot
  • Patent number: D521772
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Swatch AG (Swatch SA) (Swatch Ltd.)
    Inventor: Daniel Gratiot
  • Patent number: D457024
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Assignee: Swatch AG
    Inventor: Daniel Gratiot
  • Patent number: D526817
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Swatch AG (Swatch SA) (Swatch Ltd.)
    Inventor: Daniel Gratiot
  • Patent number: D533744
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Assignee: Swatch AG (Swatch SA) (Swatch Ltd.)
    Inventor: Daniel Gratiot
  • Patent number: D464825
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: Swatch AG
    Inventor: Daniel Gratiot
  • Patent number: D465108
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignee: Swatch AG
    Inventor: Daniel Gratiot
  • Patent number: D478496
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2003
    Assignee: Swatch AG (Swatch SA) (Swatch Ltd)
    Inventor: Daniel Gratiot
  • Patent number: D564505
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron Moss, Mikko Aarras, Anthony Dalby, Daniel Gratiot
  • Patent number: D567000
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Swatch AG (Swatch SA) (Swatch Ltd.)
    Inventor: Daniel Gratiot
  • Patent number: D567209
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron Moss, Mikko Aarras, Anthony Dalby, Daniel Gratiot
  • Patent number: D569154
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Swatch AG (Swatch SA) (Swatch Ltd.)
    Inventor: Daniel Gratiot
  • Patent number: D569155
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Swatch AG (Swatch SA) (Swatch Ltd)
    Inventor: Daniel Gratiot
  • Patent number: D497805
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: Swatch AG (Swatch SA) (Swatch Ltd.)
    Inventor: Daniel Gratiot