Patents by Inventor Mikko Makipaa

Mikko Makipaa 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: 9160470
    Abstract: This invention relates to a system and method for delivering a media object associated with a media stream broadcasted from a communication device to a broadcast receiving unit such as a personal computer, a multimedia terminal, a television receiver, a television, or any type of radio receiver, to a terminal such as a phone, a cellular or mobile phone, a personal computer, a television, or a personal office assistant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Mikko Mäkipää, Akseli Anttila, Toni Kopra
  • Patent number: 8744388
    Abstract: A broadcast radio event such as a song or a concert promotion, and a plurality of radio data fields corresponding to the event such as RTplus information, are received at a device. A user selects to display broadcast radio options simultaneous with receiving the broadcast radio event. Then is displayed a set of user-selectable options, at least one o which is derived from at least one of the radio data fields. In various embodiments, each time a new set of radio data fields are received, the set of displayed options is updated, with certain provisions to ‘freeze’ the displayed set of options. Examples of a derived option include a link to an Internet page, a phone number or email address, and posting a time and place of an advertised event to a calendar. A method, device, computer program product, and apparatus are detailed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Christian R. Kraft, Peter D. Nielsen, Hans-Christoph Quelle, Mikko Makipaa
  • Patent number: 8060008
    Abstract: A mobile station has a processor and a user input mechanism such as a button that is operable to cause the processor to extract at least one feature from a digital media sample. The feature, such as a spectral centroid, is descriptive of an identity of a content of the media sample. Preferably, the same user input that causes the feature extraction also causes a transmitter to establish a link and to send a message to a network address, the message having a plurality of extracted features from which the digital media sample may not be reconstructed. Where a reply message identifies a media file that matches the media sample, another user input at the same or a different button causes an authorization message to be sent so that a copy of the media file, identified in the reply message and having features that exactly match the plurality of extracted and transmitted features, is downloaded to the mobile station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Toni Kopra, Mikko Mäkipää, Mauri Väänänen
  • Publication number: 20110065402
    Abstract: A broadcast radio event such as a song or a concert promotion, and a plurality of radio data fields corresponding to the event such as RTplus information, are received at a device. A user selects to display broadcast radio options simultaneous with receiving the broadcast radio event. Then is displayed a set of user-selectable options, at least one o which is derived from at least one of the radio data fields. In various embodiments, each time a new set of radio data fields are received, the set of displayed options is updated, with certain provisions to ‘freeze’ the displayed set of options. Examples of a derived option include a link to an Internet page, a phone number or email address, and posting a time and place of an advertised event to a calendar. A method, device, computer program product, and apparatus are detailed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2006
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventors: Christian R. Kraft, Peter D. Nielsen, Hans-Christoph Quelle, Mikko Makipaa
  • Patent number: 7752539
    Abstract: A communications system comprising a first terminal device and one or more second terminal devices communicating with the first terminal device. The first terminal device is configured to associate at least one content item with a given multimedia file, and to send the content item associated with the multimedia file from the first terminal device to the one or more second terminal devices; and the second terminal device is configured to present the received content item in the second terminal device when a multimedia file having the same content as the multimedia file with which the at least one content item is associated is presented in the second terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Toni Kopra, Mikko Mäkipää
  • Publication number: 20100087140
    Abstract: A solution for enhancing communication in a telecommunication system is provided. In the solution, data concerning a dynamic profile of at least some of the terminals of the system is maintained in the system. The data is available to other terminals. When music is played in a terminal the dynamic profile of the terminal is updated with information relating to the music played in the terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventors: Mikko MAKIPAA, Toni KOPRA
  • Patent number: 7623824
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for permitting a mobile device to connect to a broadcast station web site and to receive a broadcast station broadcast in response to selection of a bookmark. Selection of the bookmark results in a tuner on the mobile device being tuned to receive a broadcast while the mobile device substantially simultaneously connects to a web site for the broadcast station. The bookmark may be programmed by the user and may represent different broadcast stations according to parameters. Bookmarks may be displayed to the user based on geographical location information. Bookmarks may be created by scanning for available broadcasts at a geographical location. RDS information may supplement broadcast information and may be sent to the mobile device via CBS messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Akseli Anttila, Mikko Mäkipää, Jörgen Othman
  • Patent number: 7599689
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for permitting a data terminal to connect to a broadcast station web site and to receive a broadcast station broadcast in response to selection of a bookmark. Selection of the bookmark results in a tuner on the data terminal being tuned to receive a broadcast while the data terminal substantially simultaneously connects to a web site for the broadcast station. Broadcast frequency information and web site address information for the bookmark may be stored on the data terminal, or such information may be stored remotely, such as on a station id server in communication with the data terminal. The bookmark may be programmed by the user and may represent different broadcast stations according to parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Mikko Mäkipää, Toni Kopra, Hemant Madan, Akseli Anttila, Petteri J. Saarinen, Barbara Heikkinen, Oleg Beletski
  • Patent number: 7551888
    Abstract: A media system comprising a broadcast system, a telecommunication system, a content processing system, and a user terminal. While a media stream is broadcast, a group of content items associated with the media stream are generated. The content items are presented in the user terminal in a first mode, wherein a presentation element corresponding to a content item is changed to another presentation element according to the timing information of the content item, or in a second mode wherein a presentation element is changed to another presentation element in response to a user action. Transition from the second mode is allowed only by authorization according to a pre-defined procedure. The interactive operations are thus controlled by the user and thus not overridden by content timed or pushed to the user terminal for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Toni Kopra, Mikko Makipaa, Akseli Anttila
  • Patent number: 7516196
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program for receiving real-time data from a content provider and delivering it to a user terminal while using the minimum amount of communication bandwidth possible. This real-time data may take the form of any frequently changing data such as stock prices. The user logs on the system and specifies a portfolio or stocks he is interested viewing. The user may also select active keys which are to be continuously observed. Upon receipt of the real-time data from the content provider, the system, method and computer program determine whether the real-time data has changed from the last update. If no changes have occurred to the real-time data values or the real-time data is not associated the currently active keys then there is no real-time data downloaded to the user. Only if there is a change in real-time data values associated with active currently active keys will the real-time data be transmitted to the user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Nokia Corp.
    Inventors: Hemant Madan, Mikko Mäkipää, Oleg Beletski
  • Patent number: 7403769
    Abstract: A computer program embodied in a computer readable medium in a mobile station MS includes instructions to display a first identifier, such as a song title, associated with a first media (music or video) file and a second identifier identified with a second media file. The first identifier indicates that the first media file is stored in the MS and the second identifier indicates that the file is not stored within the MS. Five such identifiers are disclosed, with functionality to up/download the media files one or more at a time from a PC or a networked server. Playlists and albums may be similarly indicated in their identifiers. The user is enabled to create and edit playlists on the MS without regard to what media files are stored on the MS. The MS may store file identifiers for the database maintained on the PC, a large-scale database maintained at a media service server, or a portion thereof. A mobile station is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Toni Kopra, Mikko Mäkipää, Sami Ronkainen
  • Publication number: 20080032622
    Abstract: A mobile station has a processor and a user input mechanism such as a button that is operable to cause the processor to extract at least one feature from a digital media sample. The feature, such as a spectral centroid, is descriptive of an identity of a content of the media sample. Preferably, the same user input that causes the feature extraction also causes a transmitter to establish a link and to send a message to a network address, the message having a plurality of extracted features from which the digital media sample may not be reconstructed. Where a reply message identifies a media file that matches the media sample, another user input at the same or a different button causes an authorization message to be sent so that a copy of the media file, identified in the reply message and having features that exactly match the plurality of extracted and transmitted features, is downloaded to the mobile station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Inventors: Toni Kopra, Mikko Makipaa, Mauri Vaananen
  • Patent number: 7221902
    Abstract: A mobile station has a processor and a user input mechanism such as a button that is operable to cause the processor to extract at least one feature from a digital media sample. The feature, such as a spectral centroid, is descriptive of an identity of a content of the media sample. Preferably, the same user input that causes the feature extraction also causes a transmitter to establish a link and to send a message to a network address, the message having a plurality of extracted features from which the digital media sample may not be reconstructed. Where a reply message identifies a media file that matches the media sample, another user input at the same or a different button causes an authorization message to be sent so that a copy of the media file, identified in the reply message and having features that exactly match the plurality of extracted and transmitted features, is downloaded to the mobile station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Toni Kopra, Mikko Mäkipää, Mauri Väänänen
  • Patent number: 7136634
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for use in a wireless telecommunications system including a wireless telecommunications network which communicates with a plurality of mobile terminals using radio signals, wherein each mobile terminal includes a display for displaying information. In the invention each mobile terminal is configured to receive a message containing information. Each message is inspected to determine whether the information contained in the message is of a predetermined type. If the message contains information of a predetermined type, the information is automatically displayed on the mobile terminal. If the message does not contain information of the predetermined type, the message is processed in a normal manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Jussi Rissanen, Erkki Tanskanene, Mikko Makipaa, Timo Pakkala, Esko Hannula
  • Patent number: 7125336
    Abstract: A method and system for playing a distributed game over a wireless telecommunications network is disclosed. The game is initiated when a game server sends a task (e.g., a question) to a first group of mobile terminals. Each mobile terminal may either respond to the task (e.g., submit an answer) or forward the task to another mobile terminal. Once a mobile terminal forwards the task, that mobile terminal no longer retains the task. The game ends when a mobile terminal submits a correct task response, when a global time limit ends, or when all mobile terminals have submitted incorrect responses. Responses and forwards can be sent using any known data messaging technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Akseli Anttila, Mikko Makipaa, Petteri Saarinen, Toni Kopra, Hemant Madan, Oleg Beletski, Barbara Heikkinen
  • Publication number: 20060168640
    Abstract: A media device and a method of enhancing the use of a media device are provided. The media device is configured to receive a broadcast media stream transmitted by a broadcast system by the media. A contact list comprising contact information of is maintained. The media device receives over a radio interface of a cellular telecommunication system a service transmission associated with the broadcast media stream, the service transmission comprising information about the content of the broadcast media stream. The contact list is updated on the basis of the received service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2005
    Publication date: July 27, 2006
    Inventors: Akseli Anttila, Oleg Beletski, Jukka Heinonen, Tony Von Knorring, Toni Kopra, Arto Leppisaari, Raimo Malila, Mikko Makipaa, Ingrid Schembri, Hartti Suomela
  • Publication number: 20060090124
    Abstract: A communications system comprising a first terminal device and one or more second terminal devices communicating with the first terminal device. The first terminal device is configured to associate at least one content item with a given multimedia file, and to send the content item associated with the multimedia file from the first terminal device to the one or more second terminal devices; and the second terminal device is configured to present the received content item in the second terminal device when a multimedia file having the same content as the multimedia file with which the at least one content item is associated is presented in the second terminal device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2004
    Publication date: April 27, 2006
    Inventors: Toni Kopra, Mikko Makipaa
  • Publication number: 20060056324
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method to deliver a set of song-related information to a terminal associated with a subscriber of a content provisioning system. The method includes establishing a subscriber profile for specifying at least a frequency at which the content provisioning system is to download to the subscriber at least one list of content, in the preferred invention at least one list of songs, that is updated in accordance with at least one criterion. The method further downloads the at least one song list to the terminal at a time that is based on the subscriber profile. Also disclosed is a content provisioning system, a network server and a terminal that operate in accordance with the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Publication date: March 16, 2006
    Inventors: Timo Hyyppa, Juha Salo, Toni Kopra, Mikko Makipaa, Jukka Nihtila, Oren Levine, Janne Aaltonen, Ari Pajusalo, Ahti Muhonen, Ari Hannikainen, Janne Antola
  • Publication number: 20060019702
    Abstract: This invention relates to a system and a method for distributing an invitation to one or more communication terminals connected in a wireless communications network. The system and method enables a user of a communication terminal to invite other users of communication terminals to a shared media experience, such as watching a television transmission at the same time, while the users may be at different locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2002
    Publication date: January 26, 2006
    Inventors: Akseli Anttila, Mikko Makipaa, Toni Kopra
  • Publication number: 20060014490
    Abstract: A media system comprising a broadcast system, a telecommunication system, a content processing system, and a user terminal. While a media stream is broadcast, a group of content items associated with the media stream are generated. The content items are presented in the user terminal in a first mode, wherein a presentation element corresponding to a content item is changed to another presentation element according to the timing information of the content item, or in a second mode wherein a presentation element is changed to another presentation element in response to a user action. Transition from the second mode is allowed only by authorization according to a pre-defined procedure. The interactive operations are thus controlled by the user and thus not overridden by content timed or pushed to the user terminal for display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2003
    Publication date: January 19, 2006
    Inventors: Toni Kopra, Mikko Makipaa, Akseli Anttila