Patents by Inventor Peter Buth

Peter Buth 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: 7860492
    Abstract: The present invention proposes a methodology implementable in form of a hardware or software module for inhibiting interruption of a running application by an event according to a selected non-disturbance profile, said event occurring on a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Bjorn Bunte, Karsten Lehn, Peter Buth
  • Patent number: 7849415
    Abstract: A communication apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus has an input/output (I/O) controller and a processor hosting a number of applications. The I/O controller responds to messages encoded according to a defined markup language. The applications communicate using the structure of the defined markup language.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Reza Serafat, Wolfgang Theimer, Udo Gortz, Klaus Rateitschek, Peter Buth, Frank Dufhues, Thomas Druke, Amir Imam, Christian Steinert
  • Patent number: 7519386
    Abstract: The invention relates to a controlling arrangement for a music player application in a mobile communication device. To improve the control of the music player, a multifunctional soft button (100) with four switching positions (up, down left and right) and a mode switching arrangement (110) are provided on the keyboard layout (10). The application can be switched in two different modes with the switching arrangement and can be controlled with the multifunctional soft button, the latter having different functionality depending on the mode of the application. Combined functionality of the multifunctional soft button from the first and second mode is also possible. Additional symbols related to the music player functionality are printed in different colors on the multifunctional soft switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Klaus Kespohl, Karsten Lehn, Andre Koll, Stefanie Vollinger, Konrad Brisse, Peter Buth
  • Publication number: 20080288891
    Abstract: A method for selecting an item using a number shortcut is disclosed. The method includes providing a list of items; receiving a number shortcut; and rendering an item from the list, wherein the item is associated with the number shortcut. Applications, apparatuses and computer programs for implementing the method is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventors: Peter Buth, Jaakko Arvilommi, Janne M. Martama
  • Publication number: 20080139190
    Abstract: The present invention proposes a methodology implementable in form of a hardware or software module for inhibiting interruption of a running application by an event according to a selected non-disturbance profile, said event occurring on a mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventors: Bjorn Bunte, Karsten Lehn, Peter Buth
  • Patent number: 7133706
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile communication device having a keyboard and a method for controlling the operation of the keyboard of such a mobile communication device. The keyboard provides a QWERTY styled layout including a keypad similar to a ITU-T keypad. Applications executed on the mobile communication device are adapted to switch an operation mode of the keyboard such that in accordance with a certain expected information input, different assignments of the keys of the keyboard are active. The keyboard operation modes improve the usability of the keyboard and allow the number of total keys for operating the mobile communication device to be reduced resulting in lowered cost of manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Klaus Kespohl, Karsten Lehn, Matthias Jobst, Stefanie Völlinger, Konrad Brisse, Peter Buth
  • Patent number: 7085649
    Abstract: Electronic organiser (10) with a calendar (11) in which appointments at least according to date, time and an individual description, for example a person to be visited, are variable. If the organiser (10) is provided with an interface (22) which can exchange data in respect of the appointments with an interface (22) existing on another device (21), the data recorded in the calendar (11) can be used to run the other device or the electronic organiser (10) can be controlled by the other device. Thus for example data recorded in the calendar (11) can be used by a navigation system for faster input of the destination, or for example departure appointments can be changed by the other device according to the traffic or other situations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones, Ltd.
    Inventors: Reinhold Baur, Tero Valtonen, Turkka Keinonen, Anne Koppinen, Anne Kirjavainen, Maximiliano Roque-Cerna, Karsten Lehn, Markus Pazina, Wofgang Theimer, Klaus Kespohl, Peter Buth, Cordula Conrady, Stephan Rastuttis, Thomas Fuhrmann, Minna Asikainen
  • Publication number: 20060136773
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mobile communication device including a music player and a method of its operation. In order to improve the usability and to speed the controlling of the implemented music player, a advantageous keyboard layout including a multiple switch is provided. The multiple switch is dedicated to control device applications as well as the music player. Therefore, a mode selector is additionally included to switch the into different input mode allowing to input commands by the multiple switch dedicated to the device applications or the music player, respectively, corresponding to the selected input mode. Additionally, the coloring of the symbol printing on the multiple switch and the mode selector is adapted to the key assignments corresponding to the different input mode to height the visible differentiation from the balance of the keyboard and to lead a user operating the multiple switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2002
    Publication date: June 22, 2006
    Inventors: Klaus Kespohl, Karsten Lehn, Andre Koll, Stefanie Vollinger, Kondrad Brisse, Peter Buth
  • Patent number: 7039629
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for inputting data into a system. In order to make it easier for users to input data, the invention provides that, in response to an input by a user, one or more terms which are as appropriate as possible for this input are determined as identified terms, that a confidence value is defined for each of these identified terms, and that the terms associated with an input are dealt with further, taking account of their confidence values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones, Ltd.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Theimer, Udo Gortz, Reza Serafat, Klaus Rateitscheck, Peter Buth, Frank Dufhues, Thomas Druke, Amir Imam, Christian Steinert
  • Publication number: 20050202840
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile communication device having a keyboard and a method for controlling the operation of the keyboard of such a mobile communication device. The keyboard provides a QWERTY styled layout including a keypad similar to a ITU-T keypad. Applications executed on the mobile communication device are adapted to switch an operation mode of the keyboard such that in accordance with a certain expected information input, different assignments of the keys of the keyboard are active. The keyboard operation modes improve the usability of the keyboard and allow the number of total keys for operating the mobile communication device to be reduced resulting in lowered cost of manufacture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2002
    Publication date: September 15, 2005
    Inventors: Klaus Kespohl, Karsten Lehn, Matthias Jobst, Stefanie Vollinger, Konrad Brisse, Peter Buth
  • Patent number: 6898522
    Abstract: The invention relates to a navigation system, a terminal and a processing device for a navigation system, as well as a method for displaying navigation icons on display means of a terminal. In order to make efficient use of the storage space in the terminal and to allow flexible display of navigation icons, the storage of partial graphics in the terminal is proposed, with navigation icons being able to be composed from said partial graphics. To display a currently suitable navigation icon, the required partial graphics are then selected and composed to form the navigation icon. A processing device according to the invention is able to provide information which makes it possible for the terminal to determine the required partial graphics. The invention also relates to a module for a terminal or for a processing device comprising respective processing means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Buth, Andre Köll, Simona Grothues, Klaus Kespohl
  • Patent number: 6757653
    Abstract: A method of composing messages for speech output and the improvement of the quality of reproduction of speech outputs. A series of original sentences for messages is segmented and stored as audio files with search criteria. The length, position, and transition values for the respective segments can be recorded and stored. A sentence to be reproduced is transmitted in a format corresponding to the format of the search criteria. It is determined whether the sentence to be reproduced can be fully reproduced by one segment or a succession of stored segments. The segments found in each case are examined using their entries as to how far the individual segments match as regards speech rhythm. The audio files of the segments in which the examination resulted in the pre-requisites for optimal maintaining of the natural speech rhythm are combined and output for reproduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones, Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter Buth, Simona Grothues, Amir Iman, Wolfgang Theimer
  • Publication number: 20040098194
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a navigation system for guiding users, in particular drivers of vehicles, to a destination having a route computer (10) which determines a route, in particular a driving route, from a starting position and to a destination position and transmits it to a destination guidance unit (15) which in accordance with the route or driving route determined issues guidance directions to the user as a function of the user's current position at the time and having a user identification unit (17) which transmits a user identification signal designating the user is question to a destination input unit (11) which from current time and user position data and from user-specific information establishes a destination position for the determination of a route, in particular a driving route.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2003
    Publication date: May 20, 2004
    Inventors: Reinhold Baur, Jan Kettula, Wolfgang Theimer, Cordula Conrady, Klaus Kespohl, Peter Buth, Stephan Rastuttis, Karsten Lehn, Markus Pazina, Maximiliano Roque Cerna, Thomas Fuhrman, Anne Ekholm, Minna Asikainen, Turkka Keinonen, Juha Marila
  • Publication number: 20040093153
    Abstract: The invention relates to a navigation system, a terminal and a processing device for a navigation system, as well as a method for displaying navigation icons on display means of a terminal. In order to make efficient use of the storage space in the terminal and to allow flexible display of navigation icons, the storage of partial graphics in the terminal is proposed, with navigation icons being able to be composed from said partial graphics. To display a currently suitable navigation icon, the required partial graphics are then selected and composed to form the navigation icon. A processing device according to the invention is able to provide information which makes it possible for the terminal to determine the required partial graphics. The invention also relates to a module for a terminal or for a processing device comprising respective processing means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Publication date: May 13, 2004
    Inventors: Peter Buth, Andre Kll, Simona Grothues, Klaus Kespohl
  • Patent number: 6546369
    Abstract: The invention specifies a simple reproduction method with improved pronunciation for voice-controlled systems with text-based speech synthesis even when the stored train of characters to be synthesized does not follow the general rules of speech reproduction. According to the invention, the method of “copying” the original spoken input text into the otherwise synthesized reproduction text, which is the current state of the art, is avoided, which will significantly increase the acceptance of the user of the voice-controlled system due to the process invented. More specifically, when there is actual spoken speech input that corresponds to a stored train of characters, the converted train of characters is compared to the speech input before reproduction of the train of characters described phonetically according to general rules and converted to a purely synthetic form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Buth, Frank Dufhues
  • Publication number: 20020030698
    Abstract: Electronic organiser (10) with a calendar (11) in which appointments at least according to date, time and an individual description, for example a person to be visited, are variable. If the organiser (10) is provided with an interface (22) which can exchange data in respect of the appointments with an interface (22) existing on another device (21), the data recorded in the calendar (11) can be used to run the other device or the electronic organiser (10) can be controlled by the other device. Thus for example data recorded in the calendar (11) can be used by a navigation system for faster input of the destination, or for example departure appointments can be changed by the other device according to the traffic or other situations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2001
    Publication date: March 14, 2002
    Inventors: Reinhold Baur, Tero Valtonen, Turkka Keinonen, Anne Koppinen, Anne Kirjavainen, Maximiliano Roque-Cerna, Karsten Lehn, Markus Pazina, Wolfgang Theimer, Klaus Kespohl, Peter Buth, Cordula Conrady, Stephan Rastuttis, Thomas Fuhrmann, Minna Asikainen
  • Publication number: 20020029139
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method of composing messages for speech output, in particular the improvement of the quality of reproduction of speech outputs of this kind. For this purpose a series of original sentences for messages is segmented. These segments (10) are stored in the form of audio files together with search criteria in a database (11). Additionally to this information further entries (12) are made on the segments (10), in that the length, the position and the transition values for the respective segments (10) are recorded and stored. If a sentence is to be reproduced it is transmitted in a format corresponding to the format of the search criteria. Then an investigation is done into whether the sentence to be reproduced can be fully reproduced by one segment or by a succession of stored segments (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2001
    Publication date: March 7, 2002
    Inventors: Peter Buth, Simona Grothues, Amir Iman, Wolfgang Theimer