Patents by Inventor Mikko Nurmi

Mikko Nurmi 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: 10684763
    Abstract: A method for controlling display of graphical information in a display window is presented. A scroll region, i.e. a scroll bar, is provided with a “memory” that indicates to the user where to return after scrolling away from a current position within, e.g., a large document. This is advantageous in that it relieves the user from having to be very attentive to the scrolling content of the window, which means that the scrolling can be performed more quickly when compared to prior art solutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Conversant Wireless Licensing S.a r.l.
    Inventor: Mikko A. Nurmi
  • Patent number: 10599180
    Abstract: An apparatus including: at least one processor, and at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to perform at least the following: in response to user input, disassociate the linking of the orientation of content with respect to the orientation of the display of a portable electronic device to retain the particular orientation of the content with respect to the orientation of the display during the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jari Saukko, Mikko Nurmi
  • Patent number: 10244988
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program wherein the method includes: obtaining, from a detector, a detection of at least one bio-signal of a user of an apparatus; determining a mode of operation of the apparatus when the at least one bio-signal occurred; and correlating the at least one detected bio-signal of the user with the determined mode of operation in a bio-signal profile of the user of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Jari Kangas, Leo Kärkkäinen, Mikko Nurmi, Ville Ojanen, Ilka Salminen, Sunil Sivadas, Akos Vetek
  • Publication number: 20180217746
    Abstract: A method for controlling display of graphical information in a display window is presented. A scroll region, i.e. a scroll bar, is provided with a “memory” that indicates to the user where to return after scrolling away from a current position within, e.g., a large document. This is advantageous in that it relieves the user from having to be very attentive to the scrolling content of the window, which means that the scrolling can be performed more quickly when compared to prior art solutions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventor: Mikko A. Nurmi
  • Publication number: 20180188776
    Abstract: An apparatus including: at least one processor, and at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to perform at least the following: in response to user input, disassociate the linking of the orientation of content with respect to the orientation of the display of a portable electronic device to retain the particular orientation of the content with respect to the orientation of the display during the user input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Jari SAUKKO, Mikko NURMI
  • Patent number: 9990062
    Abstract: A method is provided for controlling proximity detection based user interface functions. In response to detection of simultaneous presence of a first object and a second object in close proximity to the input surface, an input mode may be activated, in which input mode a first action is associated with an input by the first object and a second action is associated with an input by the second object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Mikko Nurmi
  • Patent number: 9964990
    Abstract: An apparatus including: at least one processor; and at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to perform at least the following: in response to user input, disassociate the linking of the orientation of content with respect to the orientation of a display of a portable electronic device to retain the particular orientation of the content with respect to the orientation of the display during the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jari Saukko, Mikko Nurmi
  • Patent number: 9830066
    Abstract: A method for controlling display of graphical information in a display window is presented. A scroll region, i.e. a scroll bar, is provided with a “memory” that indicates to the user where to return after scrolling away from a current position within, e.g., a large document. This is advantageous in that it relieves the user from having to be very attentive to the scrolling content of the window, which means that the scrolling can be performed more quickly when compared to prior art solutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Conversant Wireless Licensing S.a r.l.
    Inventor: Mikko A. Nurmi
  • Patent number: 9672332
    Abstract: An approach is provided for preventing unauthorized use of media items. One or more features associated with a user are identified in one or more media items. It is determined whether the identified features are registered with a privacy service. One or more privacy rules are applied on the media items based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Mikko Nurmi
  • Patent number: 9368018
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program are provided. The method comprises: performing a first detection of at least one bio-signal from at least one user; controlling a user output device to initiate a user alert, after performing the first detection of the at least one bio-signal; performing a second detection of the at least one bio-signal from the at least one user, after initiating the user alert; and processing the first detection of the at least one bio-signal and the second detection of the at least one bio-signal to determine whether one or more changes in the at least one bio-signal pass a significance test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jari Kangas, Leo Karkkainen, Mikko Nurmi, Ville Ojanen, Ilkka Salminen, Sunil Sivadas, Akos Vetek
  • Patent number: 9223343
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program wherein the method comprises detecting that a designated item satisfies a predetermined context; and providing tactile indication that the designated item satisfies the predetermined context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Erika Reponen, Mikko Nurmi
  • Patent number: 9043732
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, a method for proximity based input is provided, comprising: detecting presence of an object in close proximity to an input surface, detecting a displayed virtual layer currently associated with the object on the basis of distance of the object to the input surface, detecting a hovering input by the object, and causing a display operation to move at least a portion of the associated virtual layer in accordance with the detected hovering input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Mikko Nurmi
  • Publication number: 20150091730
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program are provided. The method comprises: performing a first detection of at least one bio-signal from at least one user; controlling a user output device to initiate a user alert, after performing the first detection of the at least one bio-signal; performing a second detection of the at least one bio-signal from the at least one user, after initiating the user alert; and processing the first detection of the at least one bio-signal and the second detection of the at least one bio-signal to determine whether one or more changes in the at least one bio-signal pass a significance test.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Jari Kangas, Leo Karkkainen, Mikko Nurmi, Ville Ojanen, Ilkka Salminen, Sunil Sivadas, Akos Vetek
  • Patent number: 8995990
    Abstract: Selecting at least one recipient to receive a communication, identifying and presenting a list of additional recipients to the user, the additional recipient list including contacts who have received messages in combination with the at least one selected recipient in the past, and allowing the user to select one or more of the additional recipients to receive the communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Mikko A. Nurmi
  • Patent number: 8988359
    Abstract: A device is provided with a housing that has a substantial portion covered by a touch sensitive surface. The touch sensitive service is capable of detecting multiple simultaneous points of touch. The handheld device determines to which finger or fingertip of the user the points of touch correspond and the handheld device associates an input or control function with of the fingers of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Mikko Nurmi
  • Patent number: 8933879
    Abstract: A method, an electronic apparatus and a computer program product for controlling a cursor in a graphical user interface are disclosed. A direction signal is received from a cursor control device. Thereafter, a current mode is determined for said electronic apparatus in response to an actuation of an element of said GUI. After that, said direction signal is related to a set of predetermined directions, wherein said set of predetermined directions depends on said current mode. Next, said direction signal is classified into one direction of said set of predetermined directions, and, thereafter, said cursor is moved according to said one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Mikko Nurmi
  • Patent number: 8922376
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program are provided. The method comprises: performing a first detection of at least one bio-signal from at least one user; controlling a user output device to initiate a user alert, after performing the first detection of the at least one bio-signal; performing a second detection of the at least one bio-signal from the at least one user, after initiating the user alert; and processing the first detection of the at least one bio-signal and the second detection of the at least one bio-signal to determine whether one or more changes in the at least one bio-signal pass a significance test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Jari Kangas, Leo Kärkkäinen, Mikko Nurmi, Ville Ojanen, Ilkka Salminen, Sunil Sivadas, Akos Vetek
  • Patent number: 8826159
    Abstract: The invention relates to controlling of a user interface of an electronic device (100). On a secondary display (104) of the electronic device (100), a list of executable applications is displayed. A selection for selecting a specific application is received from the user. When the user mechanically sets the electronic device (100) from transport state to principal operational state, a primary display of the electronic device (100) is taken into use. In principal operational state, a predetermined function relating to the user's selection is performed in the electronic device (100), whereby information relating to the procedure is displayed on the primary display of the electronic device (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Mikko Nurmi
  • Patent number: RE46848
    Abstract: A method of receiving inputs by an electronic device comprising a user interface component is disclosed. The user interface component is set in an inactive operating mode, such as a keypad locking mode or a screen saver mode, for substantially non-active usage of the user interface component. An input is received in the inactive mode. The input received in the inactive operating mode may be stored and presented on a user interface component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Mikko Nurmi
  • Patent number: RE47136
    Abstract: A method of receiving inputs by an electronic device comprising a user interface component is disclosed. The user interface component is set in an inactive operating mode, such as a keypad locking mode or a screen saver mode, for substantially non-active usage of the user interface component. An input is received in the inactive mode. The input received in the inactive operating mode may be stored and presented on a user interface component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Mikko Nurmi