Patents by Inventor Michael Overy

Michael Overy 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: 7272404
    Abstract: A first transceiver (4, 30) can position itself by forming an ad hoc network (20) of transceivers which assist the first transceiver in acquiring its position. A dedicated infrastructure such as GPS satellites is not required. The first transceiver (4, 30), once it has acquired its position, can be involved in a network (20) by another transceiver (32, 34, 36, 38, 40) to assist in the positioning of that transceiver. The acquisition of the position may involve factors such as the trustworthiness of the transceivers in the network and/or the positions of transceivers with which the first transceiver cannot directly communicate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Overy, Natividade Lobo
  • Publication number: 20060270349
    Abstract: A first transceiver (4, 30) can position itself by forming an ad hoc network (20) of transceivers which assist the first transceiver in acquiring its position. A dedicated infrastructure such as GPS satellites is not required. The first transceiver (4, 30), once it has acquired its position, can be involved in a network (20) by another transceiver (32, 34, 36, 38, 40) to assist in the positioning of that transceiver. The acquisition of the position may involve factors such as the trustworthiness of the transceivers in the network and/or the positions of transceivers with which the first transceiver cannot directly communicate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2006
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Applicant: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Overy, Natividade Lobo
  • Patent number: 7107065
    Abstract: A first transceiver can position itself by forming an ad hoc network of transceivers which assist the first transceiver in acquiring its position. A dedicated infrastructure such as GPS satellites is not required. The first transceiver, once it has acquired its position, can be involved in a network by another transceiver to assist in the positioning of that transceiver. The acquisition of the position may involve factors such as the trustworthiness of the transceivers in the network and/or the positions of transceivers with which the first transceiver cannot directly communicate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Overy, Natividade Lobo
  • Patent number: 6732197
    Abstract: There is described a system for configuring the functionality of anyone of a plurality of devices by transferring control information from a portable controller thereto. The portable controller comprises: an input for receiving control information for configuring each device; memory circuitry arranged to store and retrieve control information for configuring each one of said plurality of devices; and an output for transferring to a device retrieved control information for that device. Each of the devices comprises: a user interface through which the user controls the device, means for coupling wirelessly with the output of the portable controller to transfer retrieved control information therefrom and control means arranged to configure the device in dependence upon the transferred control information by changing at least one of the functions provided by the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Overy
  • Publication number: 20030129993
    Abstract: A first transceiver (4, 30) can position itself by forming an ad hoc network (20) of transceivers which assist the first transceiver in acquiring its position. A dedicated infrastructure such as GPS satellites is not required. The first transceiver (4, 30), once it has acquired its position, can be involved in a network (20) by another transceiver (32, 34, 36, 38, 40) to assist in the positioning of that transceiver. The acquisition of the position may involve factors such as the trustworthiness of the transceivers in the network and/or the positions of transceivers with which the first transceiver cannot directly communicate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2002
    Publication date: July 10, 2003
    Inventors: Michael Overy, Natividade Lobo
  • Publication number: 20030114115
    Abstract: A receiver for calculating its position according to a first transmitter, having a processor arranged to convolve: the probability density function representing the position of the first transmitter, sent by the first transmitter to the receiver; with the probability density function representing the likelihood that a transmission from the first transmitter will be successfully received at the receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2002
    Publication date: June 19, 2003
    Inventors: Michael Overy, Natividade Lobo
  • Patent number: 6438229
    Abstract: A radio telephone cradle for holding a handset and providing a battery recharging facility. A catch is provided for securing the handset relative to the cradle member to maintain electrical contact between the telephone's battery and the charger when the telephone is stowed in the cradle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones Limited
    Inventors: Michael Overy, Sean Prior
  • Patent number: 6363264
    Abstract: A radio telephone that returns to a selectable default mode when idle has programmable keys with associated functions that depend upon the default mode of the radio telephone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2002
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones Limited
    Inventors: Michael Overy, Jaakko Samuli Vanttila
  • Patent number: 6122530
    Abstract: A radio telephone that returns to a selectable default mode when idle has programmable keys with associated functions that depend upon the default mode of the radio telephone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones Limited
    Inventors: Michael Overy, Jaakko Samuli Vanttila
  • Patent number: 5636265
    Abstract: A mobile telephone operated from a vehicle battery comprises an input line for providing a signal indicative of the ignition stage of the vehicle. The telephone has a menu facility for selecting an automatic answer mode. The telephone goes off-hook automatically after a predetermined interval if the automatic answer mode has been selected and the signal on input line (11) indicates that the ignition is turned on. An incoming call can thus be answered without the user having to physically touch the telephone. On the other hand the automatic answer mode is not enabled when the ignition is off, i.e when the telephone is more likely to be unattended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1997
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones (U.K.) Limited
    Inventors: Donal O'Connell, Michael Overy