Patents by Inventor Karsten Lehn

Karsten Lehn 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: 8616980
    Abstract: A method and a device for simplifying the forming of game parties in wireless communication networks is provided. A game directory is generated comprising all available (multi-player) games on a mobile device and exchanging said information between different gaming devices. Said game directory is generated by querying a memory accessible by said electronic gaming device for electronic games available for execution on, and generating a game directory having entries for each electronic game which is determined. Said game directory is then exchanged to visualize all available games to all potential game partners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Wolfgang Theimer, Peter Decker, Axel Meyer, Karsten Lehn, Olaf Joeressen, Tomi Huttula
  • Publication number: 20120270659
    Abstract: A method and a device for simplifying the forming of game parties in wireless communication networks is provided. A game directory is generated comprising all available (multi-player) games on a mobile device and exchanging said information between different gaming devices. Said game directory is generated by querying a memory accessible by said electronic gaming device for electronic games available for execution on, and generating a game directory having entries for each electronic game which is determined. Said game directory is then exchanged to visualize all available games to all potential game partners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Wolfgang Theimer, Peter Decker, Axel Meyer, Karsten Lehn, Olaf Joeressen, Tomi Huttula
  • Patent number: 8128501
    Abstract: A method and a device for simplifying the forming of game parties in wireless communication networks is provided. A game directory is generated comprising all available (multi-player) games on a mobile device and exchanging said information between different gaming devices. Said game directory is generated by querying a memory accessible by said electronic gaming device for electronic games available for execution on, and generating a game directory having entries for each electronic game which is determined. Said game directory is then exchanged to visualize all available games to all potential game partners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Wolfgang Theimer, Peter Decker, Axel Meyer, Karsten Lehn, Olaf Joeressen, Tomi Huttula
  • Patent number: 7860492
    Abstract: The present invention proposes a methodology implementable in form of a hardware or software module for inhibiting interruption of a running application by an event according to a selected non-disturbance profile, said event occurring on a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Bjorn Bunte, Karsten Lehn, Peter Buth
  • Patent number: 7519386
    Abstract: The invention relates to a controlling arrangement for a music player application in a mobile communication device. To improve the control of the music player, a multifunctional soft button (100) with four switching positions (up, down left and right) and a mode switching arrangement (110) are provided on the keyboard layout (10). The application can be switched in two different modes with the switching arrangement and can be controlled with the multifunctional soft button, the latter having different functionality depending on the mode of the application. Combined functionality of the multifunctional soft button from the first and second mode is also possible. Additional symbols related to the music player functionality are printed in different colors on the multifunctional soft switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Klaus Kespohl, Karsten Lehn, Andre Koll, Stefanie Vollinger, Konrad Brisse, Peter Buth
  • Publication number: 20080139190
    Abstract: The present invention proposes a methodology implementable in form of a hardware or software module for inhibiting interruption of a running application by an event according to a selected non-disturbance profile, said event occurring on a mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventors: Bjorn Bunte, Karsten Lehn, Peter Buth
  • Publication number: 20070060354
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and a device for simplifying the forming of game parties in wireless communication networks. The present invention is based on generating a game directory comprising all available (multi-player) games on a mobile device and exchanging said information between different gaming devices. Said game directory is generated by querying a memory accessible by said electronic gaming device for electronic games available for execution on, and generating a game directory having entries for each electronic game which is determined. Said game directory is then exchanged to visualize all available games to all potential game partners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2003
    Publication date: March 15, 2007
    Inventors: Wolfgang Theimer, Peter Decker, Axel Meyer, Karsten Lehn, Olaf Joeressen, Tomi Huttula
  • Patent number: 7133706
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile communication device having a keyboard and a method for controlling the operation of the keyboard of such a mobile communication device. The keyboard provides a QWERTY styled layout including a keypad similar to a ITU-T keypad. Applications executed on the mobile communication device are adapted to switch an operation mode of the keyboard such that in accordance with a certain expected information input, different assignments of the keys of the keyboard are active. The keyboard operation modes improve the usability of the keyboard and allow the number of total keys for operating the mobile communication device to be reduced resulting in lowered cost of manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Klaus Kespohl, Karsten Lehn, Matthias Jobst, Stefanie Völlinger, Konrad Brisse, Peter Buth
  • Patent number: 7085649
    Abstract: Electronic organiser (10) with a calendar (11) in which appointments at least according to date, time and an individual description, for example a person to be visited, are variable. If the organiser (10) is provided with an interface (22) which can exchange data in respect of the appointments with an interface (22) existing on another device (21), the data recorded in the calendar (11) can be used to run the other device or the electronic organiser (10) can be controlled by the other device. Thus for example data recorded in the calendar (11) can be used by a navigation system for faster input of the destination, or for example departure appointments can be changed by the other device according to the traffic or other situations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones, Ltd.
    Inventors: Reinhold Baur, Tero Valtonen, Turkka Keinonen, Anne Koppinen, Anne Kirjavainen, Maximiliano Roque-Cerna, Karsten Lehn, Markus Pazina, Wofgang Theimer, Klaus Kespohl, Peter Buth, Cordula Conrady, Stephan Rastuttis, Thomas Fuhrmann, Minna Asikainen
  • Publication number: 20060136773
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mobile communication device including a music player and a method of its operation. In order to improve the usability and to speed the controlling of the implemented music player, a advantageous keyboard layout including a multiple switch is provided. The multiple switch is dedicated to control device applications as well as the music player. Therefore, a mode selector is additionally included to switch the into different input mode allowing to input commands by the multiple switch dedicated to the device applications or the music player, respectively, corresponding to the selected input mode. Additionally, the coloring of the symbol printing on the multiple switch and the mode selector is adapted to the key assignments corresponding to the different input mode to height the visible differentiation from the balance of the keyboard and to lead a user operating the multiple switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2002
    Publication date: June 22, 2006
    Inventors: Klaus Kespohl, Karsten Lehn, Andre Koll, Stefanie Vollinger, Kondrad Brisse, Peter Buth
  • Publication number: 20050202840
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile communication device having a keyboard and a method for controlling the operation of the keyboard of such a mobile communication device. The keyboard provides a QWERTY styled layout including a keypad similar to a ITU-T keypad. Applications executed on the mobile communication device are adapted to switch an operation mode of the keyboard such that in accordance with a certain expected information input, different assignments of the keys of the keyboard are active. The keyboard operation modes improve the usability of the keyboard and allow the number of total keys for operating the mobile communication device to be reduced resulting in lowered cost of manufacture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2002
    Publication date: September 15, 2005
    Inventors: Klaus Kespohl, Karsten Lehn, Matthias Jobst, Stefanie Vollinger, Konrad Brisse, Peter Buth
  • Publication number: 20050122344
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for generating a compound graphic. The compound graphic is composed of a plurality of illustrating graphical elements. These illustrating graphical elements are provided by a graphical element library. The graphical element library is dedicated to a graphical subject and hence the illustrating graphical elements of the graphical element library are dedicated to graphical sub-subjects of the comprehensive graphical subject of the graphical element library. The structuring of the graphical element library provides the possibility to compose a high number of individual different compound graphics out of a limited number of illustrating graphical elements. The composing may be controlled easily even in case of employing for example an ITU-T keyboard of a mobile phone since the request for modifying the compound graphic can be limited to request exchanging illustrating graphical elements of a graphical sub-subject in a pre-defined way.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2001
    Publication date: June 9, 2005
    Inventors: Wolfgang Theimer, Knut Haberland-Schlosser, Frank Zillikens, Wolfgang Klammer, Karsten Lehn, Markus Pazina
  • Publication number: 20050048954
    Abstract: A plurality of users of mobile terminal device connected to a first wireless communication network with one master terminal device and the remaining mobile terminal devices acting as slave terminal devices, the master connected to a service provider via a second communication network, wherein the following steps are carried out: distributing instructional tasks from the master to the slave terminal devices via the first network, receiving responses responsive to the instructional tasks by the users, transmitting the responses from the slave devices to the master device via the first network, transmitting the responses from the master to the service provider via the second network, processing the responses and generating an evaluation for each of the responses by the service provider, and transmitting the evaluations from the service provider to the master device via the second network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2001
    Publication date: March 3, 2005
    Inventors: Udo Gortz, Jens-Uwe Soehner, Wolfgang Theimer, Karsten Lehn, Marcus Pazina, Knut Haberland-Schlosser, Wolfgang Klammer, Frank Zillikens
  • Publication number: 20040098194
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a navigation system for guiding users, in particular drivers of vehicles, to a destination having a route computer (10) which determines a route, in particular a driving route, from a starting position and to a destination position and transmits it to a destination guidance unit (15) which in accordance with the route or driving route determined issues guidance directions to the user as a function of the user's current position at the time and having a user identification unit (17) which transmits a user identification signal designating the user is question to a destination input unit (11) which from current time and user position data and from user-specific information establishes a destination position for the determination of a route, in particular a driving route.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2003
    Publication date: May 20, 2004
    Inventors: Reinhold Baur, Jan Kettula, Wolfgang Theimer, Cordula Conrady, Klaus Kespohl, Peter Buth, Stephan Rastuttis, Karsten Lehn, Markus Pazina, Maximiliano Roque Cerna, Thomas Fuhrman, Anne Ekholm, Minna Asikainen, Turkka Keinonen, Juha Marila
  • Publication number: 20020030698
    Abstract: Electronic organiser (10) with a calendar (11) in which appointments at least according to date, time and an individual description, for example a person to be visited, are variable. If the organiser (10) is provided with an interface (22) which can exchange data in respect of the appointments with an interface (22) existing on another device (21), the data recorded in the calendar (11) can be used to run the other device or the electronic organiser (10) can be controlled by the other device. Thus for example data recorded in the calendar (11) can be used by a navigation system for faster input of the destination, or for example departure appointments can be changed by the other device according to the traffic or other situations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2001
    Publication date: March 14, 2002
    Inventors: Reinhold Baur, Tero Valtonen, Turkka Keinonen, Anne Koppinen, Anne Kirjavainen, Maximiliano Roque-Cerna, Karsten Lehn, Markus Pazina, Wolfgang Theimer, Klaus Kespohl, Peter Buth, Cordula Conrady, Stephan Rastuttis, Thomas Fuhrmann, Minna Asikainen