Patents by Inventor Petri Vesikivi

Petri Vesikivi 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: 10699292
    Abstract: Systems and/or methods for determining effectiveness of advertisements using devices and/or beacons and/or tags. A mobile device may send a request to an advertisement server. In response to the request, the mobile device may receive, from the advertisement server, an advertisement, an advertisement identifier, and a location identifier. Hie advertisement identifier and the location identifier may be associated with the advertisement. The mobile device may store one or more of the advertisement, the advertisement identifier, or the location identifier. The mobile device may scan (e.g., periodically scan) and/or receive a radio identifier. The radio identifier may be received via a short range signal. A watchdog component (e.g., a watchdog function), running on the mobile device may compare the received radio identifier with the location identifier. If the received radio identifier matches the location identifier, the watchdog function may send a message to the advertisement server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: PCMS Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Petri Vesikivi
  • Publication number: 20180329455
    Abstract: A mobile computer device comprising a front, a back, and at least two sides. The device comprises a touch screen in the front display. The sides connect the front surface to the back surface. The mobile device comprises a side touch sensor disposed in at least one of the two sides. The mobile device also comprises a proximity sensor that senses heat, a processor, and a computer memory. The computer memory may have executable instructions for the processor that comprise activating the side touch sensor when the proximity sensor senses heat above a threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: PCMS Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Petri Vesikivi
  • Publication number: 20180040016
    Abstract: Systems and/or methods for determining effectiveness of advertisements using devices and/or beacons and/or tags. A mobile device may send a request to an advertisement server. In response to the request, the mobile device may receive, from the advertisement server, an advertisement, an advertisement identifier, and a location identifier. Hie advertisement identifier and the location identifier may be associated with the advertisement. The mobile device may store one or more of the advertisement, the advertisement identifier, or the location identifier. The mobile device may scan (e.g., periodically scan) and/or receive a radio identifier. The radio identifier may be received via a short range signal. A watchdog component (e.g., a watchdog function), running on the mobile device may compare the received radio identifier with the location identifier. If the received radio identifier matches the location identifier, the watchdog function may send a message to the advertisement server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Applicant: PCMS Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Petri Vesikivi
  • Patent number: 9306637
    Abstract: A reader device for radio frequency identification transponders, which implements enhanced radio frequency identification transponder functionality. The reader device is capable of serving as a radio frequency identification transponder. Such a reader device includes a reader logic unit, a radio/high frequency (RF/HF) interface and an antenna, and is adapted to communicate at least with radio frequency identification transponders in a reader operation mode. The reader device also includes a transponder logic unit that is connected to the reader device and in particular to the radio/high frequency (RF/HF) interface such that the reader device acts as a radio frequency identification transponder in a transponder operation mode. In particular, the transponder logic unit is adapted to communicate with other reader devices for radio frequency identification transponders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Carmen Kuhl, Peter Wakim, Petri Vesikivi, Heikki Huomo
  • Patent number: 8823496
    Abstract: A reader device for radio frequency identification transponders, which implements enhanced radio frequency identification transponder functionality. The reader device is capable of serving as a radio frequency identification transponder. Such a reader device includes a reader logic unit, a radio/high frequency (RF/HF) interface and an antenna, and is adapted to communicate at least with radio frequency identification transponders in a reader operation mode. The reader device also includes a transponder logic unit that is connected to the reader device and in particular to the radio/high frequency (RF/HF) interface such that the reader device acts as a radio frequency identification transponder in a transponder operation mode. In particular, the transponder logic unit is adapted to communicate with other reader devices for radio frequency identification transponders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Carmen Kuhl, Peter Wakim, Petri Vesikivi, Heikki Huomo
  • Publication number: 20140167923
    Abstract: A reader device for radio frequency identification transponders, which implements enhanced radio frequency identification transponder functionality. The reader device is capable of serving as a radio frequency identification transponder. Such a reader device includes a reader logic unit, a radio/high frequency (RF/HF) interface and an antenna, and is adapted to communicate at least with radio frequency identification transponders in a reader operation mode. The reader device also includes a transponder logic unit that is connected to the reader device and in particular to the radio/high frequency (RF/HF) interface such that the reader device acts as a radio frequency identification transponder in a transponder operation mode. In particular, the transponder logic unit is adapted to communicate with other reader devices for radio frequency identification transponders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Carmen Kuhl, Peter Wakim, Petri Vesikivi, Heikki Huomo
  • Patent number: 8384519
    Abstract: A reader device for radio frequency identification transponders, which implements enhanced radio frequency identification transponder functionality. The reader device is capable of serving as a radio frequency identification transponder. Such a reader device includes a reader logic unit, a radio/high frequency (RF/HF) interface and an antenna, and is adapted to communicate at least with radio frequency identification transponders in a reader operation mode. The reader device also includes a transponder logic unit that is connected to the reader device and in particular to the radio/high frequency (RF/HF) interface such that the reader device acts as a radio frequency identification transponder in a transponder operation mode. In particular, the transponder logic unit is adapted to communicate with other reader devices for radio frequency identification transponders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Carmen Kuhl, Peter Wakim, Petri Vesikivi, Heikki Huomo
  • Patent number: 8366000
    Abstract: A terminal for interacting with a signaling tag includes a controller capable of selecting a signaling tag and thereafter receiving a tag type from the signaling tag at least partially over an air interface. The controller is also capable of determining if the terminal is actively operating an application. In this regard, the controller is capable of performing a predefined action based upon the tag type, such as based upon a tag type of “Read Only,” “Read/Write” or “Transceiver in Show Mode.” And when the controller is actively operating an application, the controller is capable of performing the predefined action further based upon the application and a state of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Janne Jalkanen, Heikki Huomo, Petri Vesikivi
  • Patent number: 8308065
    Abstract: A terminal for interacting with a signaling tag includes a controller capable of selecting a signaling tag and thereafter receiving a tag type from the signaling tag at least partially over an air interface. The controller is also capable of determining if the terminal is actively operating an application. In this regard, the controller is capable of performing a predefined action based upon the tag type, such as based upon a tag type of “Read Only,” “Read/Write” or “Transceiver in Show Mode.” And when the controller is actively operating an application, the controller is capable of performing the predefined action further based upon the application and a state of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Janne Jalkanen, Heikki Huomo, Petri Vesikivi
  • Publication number: 20120228374
    Abstract: A terminal for interacting with a signaling tag includes a controller capable of selecting a signaling tag and thereafter receiving a tag type from the signaling tag at least partially over an air interface. The controller is also capable of determining if the terminal is actively operating an application. In this regard, the controller is capable of performing a predefined action based upon the tag type, such as based upon a tag type of “Read Only,” “Read/Write” or “Transceiver in Show Mode.” And when the controller is actively operating an application, the controller is capable of performing the predefined action further based upon the application and a state of the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Janne Jalkanen, Heikki Huomo, Petri Vesikivi
  • Publication number: 20120169473
    Abstract: A terminal for interacting with a signaling tag includes a controller capable of selecting a signaling tag and thereafter receiving a tag type from the signaling tag at least partially over an air interface. The controller is also capable of determining if the terminal is actively operating an application. In this regard, the controller is capable of performing a predefined action based upon the tag type, such as based upon a tag type of “Read Only,” “Read/Write” or “Transceiver in Show Mode.” And when the controller is actively operating an application, the controller is capable of performing the predefined action further based upon the application and a state of the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Janne Jalkanen, Heikki Huomo, Petri Vesikivi
  • Patent number: 8210433
    Abstract: A terminal for interacting with a signaling tag includes a controller capable of selecting a signaling tag and thereafter receiving a tag type from the signaling tag at least partially over an air interface. The controller is also capable of determining if the terminal is actively operating an application. In this regard, the controller is capable of performing a predefined action based upon the tag type, such as based upon a tag type of “Read Only,” “Read/Write” or “Transceiver in Show Mode.” And when the controller is actively operating an application, the controller is capable of performing the predefined action further based upon the application and a state of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Janne Jalkanen, Heikki Huomo, Petri Vesikivi
  • Patent number: 7920827
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, and method for locating available information and services/applications via mobile terminals radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. At least one transponder is provided, having at least an application identifier and associated content, at a location that is accessible to mobile terminal users. The transponder is activated via a wireless signal transmitted by the mobile terminal. The application identifier and content from the activated transponder are received at the mobile terminal when the mobile terminal is physically located within a wireless transmission range of the transponder. In response, an application identified at least in part by the application identifier is invoked on the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Heikki Huomo, Vesa Jutila, Petri Vesikivi, Janne Jalkanen
  • Patent number: 7909252
    Abstract: A terminal for interacting with a signaling tag includes a controller capable of selecting a signaling tag and thereafter receiving a tag type from the signaling tag at least partially over an air interface. The controller is also capable of determining if the terminal is actively operating an application. In this regard, the controller is capable of performing a predefined action based upon the tag type, such as based upon a tag type of “Read Only,” “Read/Write” or “Transceiver in Show Mode.” And when the controller is actively operating an application, the controller is capable of performing the predefined action further based upon the application and a state of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Janne Jalkanen, Heikki Huomo, Petri Vesikivi
  • Publication number: 20100270369
    Abstract: A terminal for interacting with a signaling tag includes a controller capable of selecting a signaling tag and thereafter receiving a tag type from the signaling tag at least partially over an air interface. The controller is also capable of determining if the terminal is actively operating an application. In this regard, the controller is capable of performing a predefined action based upon the tag type, such as based upon a tag type of “Read Only,” “Read/Write” or “Transceiver in Show Mode.” And when the controller is actively operating an application, the controller is capable of performing the predefined action further based upon the application and a state of the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventors: Janne Jalkanen, Heikki Huomo, Petri Vesikivi
  • Publication number: 20100271183
    Abstract: A terminal for interacting with a signaling tag includes a controller capable of selecting a signaling tag and thereafter receiving a tag type from the signaling tag at least partially over an air interface. The controller is also capable of determining if the terminal is actively operating an application. In this regard, the controller is capable of performing a predefined action based upon the tag type, such as based upon a tag type of “Read Only,” “Read/Write” or “Transceiver in Show Mode.” And when the controller is actively operating an application, the controller is capable of performing the predefined action further based upon the application and a state of the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventors: Janne Jalkanen, Heikki Huomo, Petri Vesikivi
  • Patent number: 7775432
    Abstract: A terminal for interacting with a signaling tag includes a controller capable of receiving information regarding a signaling tag at least partially over an air interface. The controller is also capable of determining whether the controller is actively operating an application. In this regard, if the terminal is actively operating an application, the controller is capable of performing a predefined action based upon the application and a state of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Janne Jalkanen, Heikki Huomo, Petri Vesikivi
  • Patent number: 7697894
    Abstract: A wireless communication method and device for managing information available via a wireless connection. Service information may be transmitted to a wireless communication device (WCD) via a short-range wireless network. Authentication information is scanned from an object containing machine-readable data via a different short-range communication medium. The authentication information is used to determine whether the downloaded service information should be permanently stored and made available in the user interface of the WCD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Zilliacus, Marco Sandrini, Sakari Kotola, Jorma Vartia, Petri Vesikivi
  • Patent number: 7694331
    Abstract: A wireless communication device is implemented with a smart card module to secure the transmission of sensitive or confidential information. The user of the device must request permission to activate an application on the smart card module from a remote source. After this first level of security is satisfied, the application on the smart card module enables the user to scan data via a machine-readable medium in order to make a data request to the remote source. If a second level authorization is met in regard to the data request, the remote source will transmit the requested sensitive or confidential information to the user to view and/or update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Petri Vesikivi, Pekka K. Viitaniemi, Jarkko Sevanto
  • Patent number: 7684553
    Abstract: The present invention proposes a method for transmitting data in a communication network, said communication network comprising at least one call control entity (CSCF) for controlling calls to be established from a subscriber (A, B) to a communication destination (B, A), a service control entity (SCP) for controlling services provisioned in said network for a respective subscriber, and a detection entity (DP) adapted to detect at least one of a plurality of predetermined conditions occurring in said network; said method comprising the steps of: forwarding a signaling message from said subscriber (A) to said at least one call control entity (CSCF) for being further forwarded to said destination (B), said signaling message comprising a message header and a message body, said message header including information descriptive for a content carried in the message body, detecting the occurrence of said at least one predetermined condition, and in case the occurrence of said predetermined condition has been detected,
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Jukka Wallenius, Timo Vitikainen, Petri Vesikivi