Patents by Inventor Mikko Kursula

Mikko Kursula 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: 10193374
    Abstract: Techniques for implementing a multifunction device with battery charging and haptic feedback capabilities are described. An example of an electronic device includes a multifunction charger and a control circuitry configured to activate one of a plurality of available operating modes of the multifunction charger. The plurality of operating modes includes a wireless charging mode and a haptic feedback mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Mikko Kursula, Kalle I. Makinen, Esa Saunamaki
  • Publication number: 20180206042
    Abstract: A micro electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) microphone is described herein. The MEMS microphone includes a first back plate positioned on top of a first moving plate, wherein the first moving plate flexes in response to changes in air pressure caused by audio signals. The MEMS microphone also includes a valve comprising a valve moving plate, wherein a first end of the valve moving plate is fixedly attached to a MEMS die and the valve moving plate flexes in response to high sound pressure levels such that a second end of the valve moving plate enables airflow to prevent audio signal distortion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mikko Kursula, Kalle I. Makinen, Roope S. Kiiski
  • Publication number: 20180181791
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and storage media associated with spectral signature assisted finger associated user applications are disclosed herein. In embodiments, an apparatus may comprise a light source to illuminate a potential finger with light that covers a plurality of wavelengths; and a sensor to capture a spectral signature of the potential finger. The spectral signature may span at least two of the plurality of wavelengths, and may be used to determine whether the potential finger is a human finger. Additionally, in embodiments, other finger data associated with the potential finger may be captured and used for finger associated user application, on determination that the potential finger is a human finger. Other embodiments may be disclosed or claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventor: Mikko Kursula
  • Publication number: 20180091787
    Abstract: An example system for projector image alignment. The system for projector image alignment can include a processor to compare a first calibration-pattern image projected by a first projector and at least a portion of a second calibration-pattern image projected by a second projector and generate a geometric model of an aligned image for display by both the first projector and the second projector. The processor can also send a first projector portion of the aligned image to the first projector based on the geometric model of the aligned image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Mikko Kursula, Veli-Pekka Vatula, Marko Bonden
  • Patent number: 9930307
    Abstract: An example system for projector image alignment. The system for projector image alignment can include a processor to compare a first calibration-pattern image projected by a first projector and at least a portion of a second calibration-pattern image projected by a second projector and generate a geometric model of an aligned image for display by both the first projector and the second projector. The processor can also send a first projector portion of the aligned image to the first projector based on the geometric model of the aligned image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Mikko Kursula, Veli-Pekka Vatula, Marko Bonden
  • Publication number: 20180051711
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture to implement cooling fans with selectively activated vibration modes are disclosed. An example cooling fan assembly includes a motor and a fan coupled to a shaft of the motor. The motor is to rotate the shaft in a first direction to cause the fan to move air. The motor is to rotate the shaft in a second direction to cause vibration from an eccentric mass coupled to the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Mikko Kursula, Kalle I. Makinen, Tapio Liusvaara
  • Publication number: 20180007328
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and techniques to adapt an image to a gaze vector of a user or project content based on a distance between an appendage of a user and a at least a portion of a projected image. The system can include a projector to project an image and a camera to capture an image. The system can determine a gaze vector of a user and adapt the projected image based on the gaze vector. Additionally, the system can determine a distance between an appendage of the user and the projected image and project content based on the distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mikko Kursula, Tiina Hamalainen, Kalle I. Makinen, Lasse Lehonkoski, Marko Bonden
  • Patent number: 9857879
    Abstract: A figure gesture sensing device includes a ring-shaped housing, a transmitter, a receiver, and a computer processor. The housing is configured to be worn on a finger of a user. The transmitter is disposed in the housing and configured to emit a first signal into the finger of the user. The receiver is disposed in the housing and configured to detect a second signal. The second signal represents a resonance of the first signal emitted by the transmitter through the finger of the user. The computer processor is operatively coupled to the receiver and is configured to detect a motion gesture of the finger wearing the finger ring with respect to another portion of the human body based on the second signal. In some cases, the transmitter is configured to emit an ultrasonic acoustic signal, a low voltage electrical signal, or a radio frequency signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mikko Kursula
  • Publication number: 20170288443
    Abstract: Techniques for implementing a multifunction device with battery charging and haptic feedback capabilities are described. An example of an electronic device includes a multifunction charger and a control circuitry configured to activate one of a plurality of available operating modes of the multifunction charger. The plurality of operating modes includes a wireless charging mode and a haptic feedback mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Mikko Kursula, Kalle I. Makinen, Esa Saunamaki
  • Publication number: 20170285858
    Abstract: In one example a display assembly for an electronic device comprises a first cover member coupled to a second cover member to define a first chamber, a fluid disposed in the chamber, and a pressure sensor coupled to the chamber to detect a change in pressure in the fluid disposed in the first chamber. Other examples may be described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Mikko Kursula, Mika Hakkinen, Seppo Vesamaki, Jukka Leppanen, Petri T. Mustonen
  • Publication number: 20170188138
    Abstract: An apparatus for audio beamforming with distance and environmental information is described herein. The apparatus includes a microphone or a plurality of microphones, a distance detector, a delay detector, and a processor. The distance detector is to determine a distance of an audio source from the apparatus. The delay is calculated based on the distance determined by the distance detector. The delay is determined for each of the microphones. Additionally, the processor is to perform audio beamforming of audio from the microphone array combined with a microphone specific delay applied to the audio signals from the microphones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2015
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Kalle I. Makinen, Mikko Kursula, David Isherwood
  • Patent number: 9686610
    Abstract: Devices related to digital MEMS loudspeakers are discussed. Such devices may include an air pressure source, MEMS valves coupled to the air pressure source, and an audio modulator coupled to the MEMS valve to receive an audio signal and to control the MEMS valves via a modulation signal to provide an acoustic output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Mikko Kursula, Kalle I. Makinen, Saku Lahti
  • Publication number: 20170075425
    Abstract: A figure gesture sensing device includes a ring-shaped housing, a transmitter, a receiver, and a computer processor. The housing is configured to be worn on a finger of a user. The transmitter is disposed in the housing and configured to emit a first signal into the finger of the user. The receiver is disposed in the housing and configured to detect a second signal. The second signal represents a resonance of the first signal emitted by the transmitter through the finger of the user. The computer processor is operatively coupled to the receiver and is configured to detect a motion gesture of the finger wearing the finger ring with respect to another portion of the human body based on the second signal. In some cases, the transmitter is configured to emit an ultrasonic acoustic signal, a low voltage electrical signal, or a radio frequency signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mikko Kursula
  • Publication number: 20170064450
    Abstract: Devices related to digital MEMS loudspeakers are discussed. Such devices may include an air pressure source, MEMS valves coupled to the air pressure source, and an audio modulator coupled to the MEMS valve to receive an audio signal and to control the MEMS valves via a modulation signal to provide an acoustic output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Mikko Kursula, Kalle I. Makinen, Saku Lahti
  • Publication number: 20160375170
    Abstract: An apparatus for air flow generation for scent output is described. The device includes a scent system, a speaker, and an output channel. The scent system and the speaker share the output channel, and the speaker is to move air to release scent from the device. A membrane of the speaker may vibrate to produce the air flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Applicant: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mikko Kursula, Seppo Vesamaki, Matti A. Lahdenpera, Timo H. Nissinen, Marko Vaaranmaa
  • Publication number: 20160282151
    Abstract: Described is an apparatus comprising: a housing with an opening; a gas sensor positioned within the housing and displaced from an edge of the opening such that the gas sensor is not directly underneath the opening, the gas sensor operable to sense gas; and a device positioned within the housing, and operable to generate an electromechanical induced air movement such that gas is exchanged between the opening and the gas sensor. A machine-readable media is provided having machine executable instructions, that when executed cause one or more processors to perform an operation comprising: determining information associated to airflow to cause a gas sensor to sense gas, wherein the gas sensor is positioned within a housing and displaced from an edge of the opening such that the gas sensor is not directly underneath the opening; and sending the determined information to an apparatus having the gas sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Mikko Kursula, Marko Vaaranmaa, Seppo Vesamaki, Timo H. Nissinen, Matti A. Lahdenpera
  • Patent number: 7907748
    Abstract: The test system includes an electronic device comprising a camera for forming an image on a detector. A holographic element of the test system and the camera under test of the electronic device are arranged during testing to be placed at a predetermined distance from one another where the holographic element is unfocused in the image field of the camera under test, and the holographic element comprises a holographic test image that is arranged to form a focused image on the detector of the camera operating as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: JOT Automation Oy
    Inventor: Mikko Kursula
  • Publication number: 20080123101
    Abstract: The test system includes an electronic device comprising a camera for forming an image on a detector. A holographic element of the test system and the camera under test of the electronic device are arranged during testing to be placed at a predetermined distance from one another where the holographic element is unfocused in the image field of the camera under test, and the holographic element comprises a holographic test image that is arranged to form a focused image on the detector of the camera operating as desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2006
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Applicants: JOT AUTOMATION OY, ELEKTROBIT PRODUCTION SOLUTIONS OY
    Inventor: Mikko Kursula
  • Publication number: 20070290691
    Abstract: A method of characterizing an electric circuit of an electric device, a system, an electric device and a test device are provided. The system includes: a signal generator for generating a test signal having a radio frequency band spanning at least a portion of a frequency response range of the electric circuit; a load modulator for modulating the load with the test signal, thus generating a response signal in the electric circuit; and a correlator for generating cross-correlation between the response signal and the test signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2005
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventors: Heikki Vartiovaara, Mikko Kursula
  • Patent number: 7162207
    Abstract: A system, apparatuses, a method, and a computer program for producing signals for testing radio frequency communication devices are provided. The system comprises a non-real-time domain which includes a data generator for supplying a temporally discontinuous data stream which data stream includes signal waveform data and control data defining characteristics of a conversion from the signal waveform data into a radio frequency test signal. The temporally discontinuous data stream is fed into a transformer which transforms the temporally discontinuous data stream into a temporally continuous data stream, thus providing a transformation between the non-real-time domain and a real-time domain. The real-time domain includes a radio frequency unit which uses the temporally continuous signal data stream as input, and performs the conversion from the signal waveform data into the radio frequency test signal according to the control data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: Elektrobit Oy
    Inventors: Mikko Kursula, Juhani Tapaninen