Patents by Inventor Matti Juhani Naskali

Matti Juhani Naskali 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: 9685808
    Abstract: In some example embodiments, there may be provided a method, which may include determining, by controller circuitry, whether an energy source provides at least a threshold current; connecting, when the energy source provides at least the threshold current, the energy source to interface circuitry to enable a normal mode of operation at the user equipment; and connecting, when the energy source does not provide at least the threshold current, the energy source to the battery. Related system, methods, and articles of manufacture are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Matti Juhani Naskali
  • Patent number: 9660485
    Abstract: Improved mechanisms for automated control of harvested energy delivery are described. A device harvests and stores energy and activates a controller when a sufficient level of stored energy is achieved. The controller retrieves previous power-off state information determines status information, and activates and powers a powered device. Just before insufficient energy remains to power the powered device, the controller stores shutdown status information and enters a power-off state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Matti Juhani Naskali, Heikki Paananen
  • Patent number: 9620975
    Abstract: A battery characteristic converter comprises an interface to a battery and to an electronic device to be powered with energy supplied by the battery. The interface to the battery and the interface to the electronic device are connected using a bidirectional voltage ratio converter. The bidirectional voltage ratio converter is controlled so that the characteristics at the interface to the electronic device are adapted to the electronic device, independently of the battery characteristics. Energy may flow to the electronic device to power the electronic device or from the electronic device to the battery to charge the battery, depending on a comparison of the characteristics at the interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Matti Juhani Naskali, Heikki Sakari Paananen
  • Patent number: 9287427
    Abstract: Apparatus comprises a solar cell arrangement comprising one or more solar cells arranged in a planar structure, the solar cell arrangement having a front surface and a rear surface, the solar cell arrangement being operable to produce electrical power in response to the incidence of light on the front surface. It includes an induction loop arrangement comprising one or more induction loops arranged in a planar structure. The induction loop arrangement is configured to produce electrical power in response to the presence of an electric or electromagnetic field extending through the plane of the induction loop arrangement, and/or is configured to generate an radiate electric or electromagnetic field through the plane of induction loop arrangement in response to being energized with alternating current electrical power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Matti Juhani Naskali, Petri Vuori, Lea Myyrylainen, Cristina Dobrin
  • Publication number: 20150372536
    Abstract: Improved mechanisms for automated control of harvested energy delivery are described. A device harvests and stores energy and activates a controller when a sufficient level of stored energy is achieved. The controller retrieves previous power-off state information determines status information, and activates and powers a powered device. Just before insufficient energy remains to power the powered device, the controller stores shutdown status information and enters a power-off state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Matti Juhani NASKALI, Heikki PAANANEN
  • Publication number: 20150357835
    Abstract: In some example embodiments, there may be provided a method, which may include determining, by controller circuitry, whether an energy source provides at least a threshold current; connecting, when the energy source provides at least the threshold current, the energy source to interface circuitry to enable a normal mode of operation at the user equipment; and connecting, when the energy source does not provide at least the threshold current, the energy source to the battery. Related system, methods, and articles of manufacture are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventor: Matti Juhani Naskali
  • Publication number: 20150207354
    Abstract: A battery characteristic converter comprises an interface to a battery and to an electronic device to be powered with energy supplied by the battery. The interface to the battery and the interface to the electronic device are connected using a bidirectional voltage ratio converter. The bidirectional voltage ratio converter is controlled so that the characteristics at the interface to the electronic device are adapted to the electronic device, independently of the battery characteristics. Energy may flow to the electronic device to power the electronic device or from the electronic device to the battery to charge the battery, depending on a comparison of the characteristics at the interfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicant: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Matti Juhani Naskali, Heikki Sakari Paananen
  • Patent number: 8580415
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus, comprises an energy storage device having an interface and at least one terminal, the interface having first and second surfaces, the first surface having at least one first surface opening and the second surface having at least one second surface opening, wherein the at least one first surface opening allows access to the at least one terminal, wherein the at least one second surface opening allows access to the at least one terminal, and wherein the at least one first surface opening is distinct from the at least one second surface opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Matti Juhani Naskali, Heikki Sakari Paananen
  • Publication number: 20130098430
    Abstract: Apparatus comprises a solar cell arrangement comprising one or more solar cells arranged in a planar structure, the solar cell arrangement having a front surface and a rear surface, the solar cell arrangement being operable to produce electrical power in response to the incidence of light on the front surface. It includes an induction loop arrangement comprising one or more induction loops arranged in a planar structure. The induction loop arrangement is configured to produce electrical power in response to the presence of an electric or electromagnetic field extending through the plane of the induction loop arrangement, and/or is configured to generate an radiate electric or electromagnetic field through the plane of induction loop arrangement in response to being energised with alternating current electrical power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matti Juhani Naskali, Petri Vuori, Lea Myyrylainen, Cristina Dobrin
  • Patent number: 8277246
    Abstract: An apparatus including a battery having first and second battery terminals; and an electrical connector adapter. The electrical connector adapter includes a first and second adapter terminals. The first adapter terminal has a first contact area on the first battery terminal at the first side of the battery and a second contact area on a second side of the battery. The second adapter terminal has a first contact area on the second battery terminal at the first side of the battery and a second contact area on the second side of the battery. The adapter is configured to allow first contacts to electrically connect to the first and second battery terminals through the first contact areas. The adapter is configured to allow second contacts to electrically connect to the second contact areas and be connected by the electrical connector adapter to the first and second battery terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Matti Juhani Naskali
  • Patent number: 8223227
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus and method, for capturing an electronic image using a CMOS imager having an electronic shutter and a reduced dark current component in its image output signal. The dark current is reduced by—reading out each line of the CMOS imager in normal and reversed order and subsequent processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Matti Juhani Naskali, Juha Heikki Alakarhu
  • Publication number: 20120142221
    Abstract: An apparatus including a battery having first and second battery terminals; and an electrical connector adapter. The electrical connector adapter includes a first and second adapter terminals. The first adapter terminal has a first contact area on the first battery terminal at the first side of the battery and a second contact area on a second side of the battery. The second adapter terminal has a first contact area on the second battery terminal at the first side of the battery and a second contact area on the second side of the battery. The adapter is configured to allow first contacts to electrically connect to the first and second battery terminals through the first contact areas. The adapter is configured to allow second contacts to electrically connect to the second contact areas and be connected by the electrical connector adapter to the first and second battery terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventor: Matti Juhani Naskali
  • Publication number: 20120140430
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus, comprises an energy storage device having an interface and at least one terminal, the interface having first and second surfaces, the first surface having at least one first surface opening and the second surface having at least one second surface opening, wherein the at least one first surface opening allows access to the at least one terminal, wherein the at least one second surface opening allows access to the at least one terminal, and wherein the at least one first surface opening is distinct from the at least one second surface opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matti Juhani NASKALI, Heikki Sakari PAANANEN