Patents by Inventor Heikki Nieminen

Heikki Nieminen 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).

  • Publication number: 20190282103
    Abstract: According to an example aspect of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus comprising at least one processing core, at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code being configured to, with the at least one processing core, cause the apparatus at least to receive a first sensor data stream from an exercising device, receive a second sensor data stream from a mobile device, correlate the first data stream with the second data stream, determine that the exercising device is engaged with the mobile device, and provide indication to the exercising device and the mobile device that the devices are engaged with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Tuomas Hapola, Heikki Nieminen, Mikko Martikka, Erik Lindman, Timo Eriksson
  • Publication number: 20190282857
    Abstract: According to an example aspect of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus comprising at least one processing core, at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code being configured to, with the at least one processing core, cause the apparatus at least to receive a first signal from an exercising device, process the received signal, respond to the received signal by transmitting a second signal to the exercising device, and participate in a pairing process with the exercising device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Tuomas Hapola, Heikki Nieminen, Mikko Martikka, Erik Lindman, Timo Eriksson
  • Publication number: 20190234741
    Abstract: According to an example aspect of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus comprising at least one processing core, at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code being configured to, with the at least one processing core, cause the apparatus at least to determine a route based at least partly on a thematic map database and a current location of the apparatus, present the determined route as a suggested route to a first user, and responsive to the first user approving the suggested route, initiate an activity session based on the suggested route.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Heikki Nieminen, Erik Lindman, Tuomas Hapola, Janne Kallio
  • Patent number: 10356189
    Abstract: A method, a sports watch, a computer program, a computing device and a system for creating an event accessible over a communications network, characterized by the method comprising receiving a first sport-specific data from a first sports watch; receiving a second sport-specific data from a second sports watch; comparing the first sport-specific data and the second sport-specific data; detecting a common context with the first sport-specific data and the sport-specific second data; and creating an event based on the common context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Suunto Oy
    Inventors: Michael Miettinen, Teemu Maikkola, Timo Eriksson, Heikki Nieminen, Erik Lindman, Mikko Ahlström
  • Publication number: 20190175081
    Abstract: The application relates to a device (100) for non-invasively sampling interstitial fluid comprising one or more analytes from dermis (101 a) to skin surface (101 b) by using the magneto-hydrodynamic effect. The device comprises a first electrode (102a) and a second electrode (102b) adapted to be positioned adjacent to the skin surface, the first electrode separated from the second electrode by a distance (103), a power source (104) adapted to induce an electric current through the first electrode, the interstitial fluid and the second electrode, and also a magnet (105) adapted to produce a magnetic field to the interstitial fluid. Direction of the magnetic field and direction of the electric current produced by the magnet and the power source, respectively, is such that Lorenz force drives the fluid from the dermis towards the skin surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: GlucoModicum Oy
    Inventors: Alejandro GARCIA PEREZ, Heikki NIEMINEN, Edward HAEGGSTRÖM
  • Patent number: 10288443
    Abstract: According to an example aspect of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus comprising at least one processing core, at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code being configured to, with the at least one processing core, cause the apparatus at least to determine a route based at least partly on a thematic map database and a current location of the apparatus, present the determined route as a suggested route to a first user, and responsive to the first user approving the suggested route, initiate an activity session based on the suggested route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Amer Sports Digital Services Oy
    Inventors: Heikki Nieminen, Erik Lindman
  • Publication number: 20190132705
    Abstract: According to an example aspect of the present invention, there is provided a method for determining the direction of movement of an object, the method comprising determining a cyclical motion of a cyclically moving part of the object by recording acceleration data of said cyclically moving part over a plurality of cycles using an accelerometer or inertial sensor attached to said cyclically moving part, integrating said acceleration data over at least one cycle of movement to determine a tilting of said cyclically moving part of the object relative to the horizontal plane, measuring an external magnetic field of said cyclically moving part of the object using a magnetometer to determine an orientation of said cyclically moving part of the object relative to the external magnetic field, determining the direction of movement of the object based on the tilting and the orientation of the cyclically moving part of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Tuomas Hapola, Heikki Nieminen, Mikko Martikka, Erik Lindman
  • Publication number: 20190128674
    Abstract: According to an example aspect of the present invention, there is provided a method for tracking and determining the position of an object, the method comprising determining a primary position indication based on signals received from an external positioning system and using said primary position indication to determine a first position of said object, recording acceleration data of a cyclically moving object using inertial sensor signals or accelerometer sensor signals and integrating said acceleration data over a selected period of time to determine a tilting of said cyclically moving part of the object relative to a horizontal plane, recording direction data of said moving object based on measuring an external magnetic field of the cyclically moving part of the object using a magnetometer sensor to determine an orientation of said cyclically moving part relative to the external magnetic field, computing the velocity of said moving object in any direction based on said inertial sensor signals or acceleromet
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Tuomas Hapola, Heikki Nieminen, Mikko Martikka, Erik Lindman
  • Publication number: 20190116632
    Abstract: According to an example aspect, there is provided a method comprising a non-cellular receiver configured to receive first sensor data from a first wireless sensor node and second sensor data from the first or a second wireless sensor node, a processor configured to determine whether the second sensor data is a duplicate of the first sensor data and a cellular transmitter configured to transmit, responsive to the determination, third sensor data to a server, wherein said third sensor data is based on at least one of said first and second sensor data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Jussi Virkkala, Timo Eriksson, Erik Lindman, Tuomas Hapola, Mikko Martikka, Heikki Nieminen
  • Publication number: 20180360374
    Abstract: The invention concerns wearable electronic devices, systems and methods for sports performance monitoring. In one embodiment, the invention provides a device comprising a heartbeat sensor for providing a heartbeat signal, a motion sensor for providing a motion signal and processing means adapted to calculate at least one performance parameter depicting said sports performance and/or the person using temporal characteristics of periodic features of the heartbeat signal compared with temporal characteristics of periodic features in the motion signal. The invention allows for utilization of an existing relation between cadence and heart rate for characterizing the performance or the person in a novel way.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Mikko Martikka, Heikki Nieminen, Kimmo Pernu, Olli-Pekka Ojanen, Erik Lindman
  • Publication number: 20180256089
    Abstract: An assessment method is disclosed to determine at least one of macro-topology, milli-topology, micro-topology and nano-topology of at least one interface of at least two media using topology of the interface. Topology information of the interface is processed by performing segmentation of volume information of the obtained information from background information of the obtained information. Reference surface information is generated and information on voids is obtained and analyzed to provide multivalued surface shape information. Quantitative mapping of the information on voids is performed using the multivalued surface shape information for determining at least one of macro-topology, milli-topology, micro-topology and nano-topology of the interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: University of Oulu
    Inventors: Heikki Nieminen, Tuomo Ylitalo, Simo Saarakkala, Edward Haeggström
  • Publication number: 20180193075
    Abstract: An object delivery arrangement is disclosed for delivering objects into bone. The arrangement is configured for generating localized mechanical waves into a tissue, for performing localized deposition of the objects near bone, and for exposing the objects and the bone to said mechanical waves to obtain deposition of the objects into the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: Revenio Research Oy
    Inventors: Petro MOILANEN, Heikki NIEMINEN, Ari SALMI, Edward HAEGGSTRÖM, Alejandro GARCIA PEREZ
  • Publication number: 20180193194
    Abstract: An intraocular pressure measurement arrangement is disclosed for measuring pressure of an eye of a patient. The arrangement can detect at least one of acoustic reflectivity, optical reflectivity, optical path difference, positioning of intraocular pressure measurement arrangement with respect to the eye, orientation of intraocular pressure measurement arrangement with respect to the eye, shape of cornea and corneal thickness. At least one source can produce acoustic, nonlinear acoustic, mechanical or a nonlinear mechanical wave from a distance, coupling to the eye to generate at least one surface wave. Upon triggering data acquisition, at least one surface wave from a distance from the eye can be detected to extract surface wave information with pressure information of the eye being based on the surface wave information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: PHOTONO OY
    Inventors: Edward HAEGGSTRÖM, Ari SALMI, Ivan KASSAMAKOV, Heikki NIEMINEN, Timo RAUHALA, Kalle HANHIJÄRVI, Antti KONTIOLA
  • Publication number: 20180099182
    Abstract: Selecting the information displayed on a sports watch, the watch comprising an interface for receiving movement information from at least one sensor; a display; and at least two display modes, wherein at least one mode is a sport mode configured to display sport-specific data. The method according to the invention comprises detecting a sport event based on the movement information received from the at least one sensor; and selecting the sport mode according to the detected sport event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Miettinen, Heikki Nieminen, Erik Lindman, Mikko Ahlström
  • Publication number: 20180073165
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device and a method for producing polymer fibers, in particular to nozzle-less electrospinning devices and methods to produce fibers and constructs thereof, wherein the nanofibers are generated by using pulsed and/or bursted ultrasound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: Helsingin Yliopisto
    Inventors: Ivo LAIDMÄE, Heikki NIEMINEN, Ari SALMI, Tor PAULIN, Timo RAUHALA, Kai FALCK, Jouko YLIRUUSI, Jyrki HEINÄMÄKI, Edward HAEGGSTRÖM, Peep VESKI
  • Publication number: 20170153119
    Abstract: According to an example aspect of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus comprising at least one processing core, at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code being configured to, with the at least one processing core, cause the apparatus at least to determine a route based at least partly on a thematic map database and a current location of the apparatus, present the determined route as a suggested route to a first user, and responsive to the first user approving the suggested route, initiate an activity session based on the suggested route.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Heikki Nieminen, Erik Lindman
  • Patent number: 9616291
    Abstract: The invention relates to sports monitoring equipment and methods. The invention provides a device or system comprising means for reading a heartbeat signal corresponding to heartbeat of the person during the performance, and means for reading a motion signal corresponding to motion of the person during the performance. There are also computing means for estimating energy consumption of the person during the performance using one or both of said signals. According to the invention, the device or system further comprises means for determining the type of the sports performance. The computing means for calculating the energy consumption parameter are adapted to utilize said heartbeat signal, said motion signal or both signals in combination in a manner depending on the type of the sports performance determined. The invention allows for accurate estimation of energy consumption in versatile sports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Suunto Oy
    Inventors: Mikko Martikka, Heikki Nieminen, Kimmo Pernu, Olli-Pekka Ojanen, Erik Lindman
  • Publication number: 20160374555
    Abstract: An intraocular pressure measurement arrangement is disclosed for measuring pressure of an eye of a patient. The arrangement can include at least one source for producing mechanical waves of several frequencies from a distance to the eye of the patient to generate at least one surface wave to the eye, a detector for detecting at least one surface wave from a distance from the eye to extract surface wave information, and a device for determining pressure information of the eye based on the surface wave information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Applicant: PHOTONO OY
    Inventors: Antti KONTIOLA, Edward HÄGGSTRÖM, Ari SALMI, Heikki NIEMINEN
  • Publication number: 20160374554
    Abstract: An intraocular pressure measurement arrangement is disclosed for measuring pressure of an eye of a patient. The arrangement can include at least one source for producing mechanical waves of several frequencies from a distance to the eye of the patient to generate at least one surface wave to the eye, a detector for detecting at least one surface wave from a distance from the eye to extract surface wave information, and a device for determining pressure information of the eye based on the surface wave information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Applicant: Photono Oy
    Inventors: Antti KONTIOLA, Edward HÄGGSTRÖM, Ari SALMI, Heikki NIEMINEN
  • Publication number: 20160144235
    Abstract: The invention relates to sports monitoring equipment and methods. The invention provides a device or system comprising means for reading a heartbeat signal corresponding to heartbeat of the person during the performance, and means for reading a motion signal corresponding to motion of the person during the performance. There are also computing means for estimating energy consumption of the person during the performance using one or both of said signals. According to the invention, the device or system further comprises means for determining the type of the sports performance. The computing means for calculating the energy consumption parameter are adapted to utilize said heartbeat signal, said motion signal or both signals in combination in a manner depending on the type of the sports performance determined. The invention allows for accurate estimation of energy consumption in versatile sports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Mikko Martikka, Heikki Nieminen, Kimmo Pernu, Olli-Pekka Ojanen, Erik Lindman