Patents by Inventor Petri Vuori

Petri Vuori 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).

  • Publication number: 20190273403
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method that comprises receiving wireless energy from a wireless energy transmitter device; determining a power level value of the received wireless energy; manipulating value of the determined power level to obtain a manipulated power level value; and sending the manipulated power level value to the wireless energy transmitter device so that a FOD does not prevent the power transfer from the wireless energy transmitter device. The invention further relates to an apparatus, a device and a computer program product for performing the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Jari Muurinen, Petri Vuori, Juhani Kari, Miika Tupala
  • Patent number: 10340750
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method that comprises receiving wireless energy from a wireless energy transmitter device; determining a power level value of the received wireless energy; manipulating value of the determined power level to obtain a manipulated power level value; and sending the manipulated power level value to the wireless energy transmitter device so that a FOD does not prevent the power transfer from the wireless energy transmitter device. The invention further relates to an apparatus, a device and a computer program product for performing the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jari Muurinen, Petri Vuori, Juhani Kari, Miika Tupala
  • Patent number: 10044234
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multi-coil wireless power apparatus (100) comprising a first wireless power circuit (121) connectable to a first resonant tank (101, 21), wherein the first resonant tank (101, 21) is arranged to transfer inductive energy at a first frequency, and a second wireless power circuit (122) connectable to a second resonant tank (102, 22), wherein the second resonant tank (102, 22) is arranged to transfer inductive energy at a second frequency. The first resonant tank (101,21) is tunable to the second frequency when the second inductive energy coil (106, 26, 32, 42, 52) is active. The invention further relates to an apparatus and a computer program product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies OY
    Inventors: Jari Muurinen, Petri Vuori
  • Patent number: 9859719
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus (200) comprises a wireless power transmitter (241) connectable to a power supply interface (201) and to a battery (204); power supply detection circuitry (213) configured to determine whether the power supply interface (201) is capable of powering the wireless power transmitter (241); wireless power control circuitry (220) configured to, in response to determining that the power supply interface (201) is capable of powering the wireless power transmitter (241), enable power delivery from the power supply interface (201) to the wireless power transmitter (241).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Petri Vuori, Juhani Kari, Jari Muurinen
  • Patent number: 9779870
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for inductively obtaining alternating current from a first variable magnetic field with an input coil; forming with an output coil a second variable magnetic field using the alternating current; and conducting the alternating current from the input coil to the output coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Juhani Kari, Petri Vuori, Jukka Rautiainen
  • Patent number: 9559547
    Abstract: In some example embodiments, there may be provided a method, which may include detecting a presence of an object at least proximate to a first wireless power transmitter; determining whether the object is compatible with a first wireless power protocol of the first wireless power transmitter; and providing an indication representative of a location of a second wireless power transmitter, when the determining indicates the object is incompatible with the first wireless power protocol of the first wireless power transmitter. Related systems, methods, and articles of manufacture are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jari Juhani Muurinen, Petri Vuori
  • Publication number: 20160181855
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multi-coil wireless power apparatus (100) comprising a first wireless power circuit (121) connectable to a first resonant tank (101, 21), wherein the first resonant tank (101, 21) is arranged to transfer inductive energy at a first frequency, and a second wireless power circuit (122) connectable to a second resonant tank (102, 22), wherein the second resonant tank (102, 22) is arranged to transfer inductive energy at a second frequency. The first resonant tank (101,21) is tuneable to the second frequency when the second inductive energy coil (106, 26, 32, 42, 52) is active. The invention further relates to an apparatus and a computer program product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Jari MUURINEN, Petri VUORI
  • Publication number: 20160126752
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus (200) comprises a wireless power transmitter (241) connectable to a power supply interface (201) and to a battery (204); power supply detection circuitry (213) configured to determine whether the power supply interface (201) is capable of powering the wireless power transmitter (241); wireless power control circuitry (220) configured to, in response to determining that the power supply interface (201) is capable of powering the wireless power transmitter (241), enable power delivery from the power supply interface (201) to the wireless power transmitter (241).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Applicant: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Petri VUORI, Juhani KARI, Jari MUURINEN
  • Patent number: 9305701
    Abstract: Apparatus comprises: an induction, coil (40) arrangement, the induction coil arrangement having a first set of at least one coil (41) with a first diameter and a second set of at least one coil (42) with a second diameter, the second diameter being different to the first diameter, a first tap (A) connected at a first end of the first set, a second tap (B) connected at connection common to a second end of the first set and a first end of the second set, and a third tap (C) connected at a second end of the second set; a power transmit arrangement (61) selectively connectable to a first combination of two of the first to third taps; and a power receive arrangement (62) selectively connectable to a second combination of two of the first to third taps, the second combination being different to the first combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Petri Vuori, Frank Borngräber
  • Patent number: 9287427
    Abstract: Apparatus comprises a solar cell arrangement comprising one or more solar cells arranged in a planar structure, the solar cell arrangement having a front surface and a rear surface, the solar cell arrangement being operable to produce electrical power in response to the incidence of light on the front surface. It includes an induction loop arrangement comprising one or more induction loops arranged in a planar structure. The induction loop arrangement is configured to produce electrical power in response to the presence of an electric or electromagnetic field extending through the plane of the induction loop arrangement, and/or is configured to generate an radiate electric or electromagnetic field through the plane of induction loop arrangement in response to being energized with alternating current electrical power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Matti Juhani Naskali, Petri Vuori, Lea Myyrylainen, Cristina Dobrin
  • Publication number: 20150364925
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method that comprises receiving wireless energy from a wireless energy transmitter device; determining a power level value of the received wireless energy; manipulating value of the determined power level to obtain a manipulated power level value; and sending the manipulated power level value to the wireless energy transmitter device so that a FOD does not prevent the power transfer from the wireless energy transmitter device. The invention further relates to an apparatus, a device and a computer program product for performing the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Jari MUURINEN, Petri VUORI, Juhani KARI, Miika TUPALA
  • Publication number: 20150357861
    Abstract: In some example embodiments, there may be provided a method, which may include detecting a presence of an object at least proximate to a first wireless power transmitter; determining whether the object is compatible with a first wireless power protocol of the first wireless power transmitter; and providing an indication representative of a location of a second wireless power transmitter, when the determining indicates the object is incompatible with the first wireless power protocol of the first wireless power transmitter. Related systems, methods, and articles of manufacture are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Jari Juhani Muurinen, Petri Vuori
  • Publication number: 20140339904
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for inductively obtaining alternating current from a first variable magnetic field with an input coil; forming with an output coil a second variable magnetic field using the alternating current; and conducting the alternating current from the input coil to the output coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Juhani KARI, Petri Vuori, Jukka Rautiainen
  • Publication number: 20140028252
    Abstract: Apparatus comprises: an induction, coil (40) arrangement, the induction coil arrangement having a first set of at least one coil (41) with a first diameter and a second set of at least one coil (42) with a second diameter, the second diameter being different to the first diameter, a first tap (A) connected at a first end of the first set, a second tap (B) connected at connection common to a second end of the first set and a first end of the second set, and a third tap (C) connected at a second end of the second set; a power transmit arrangement (61) selectively connectable to a first combination of two of the first to third taps; and a power receive arrangement (62) selectively connectable to a second combination of two of the first to third taps, the second combination being different to the first combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Petri Vuori, Frank Borngräber
  • Publication number: 20130098430
    Abstract: Apparatus comprises a solar cell arrangement comprising one or more solar cells arranged in a planar structure, the solar cell arrangement having a front surface and a rear surface, the solar cell arrangement being operable to produce electrical power in response to the incidence of light on the front surface. It includes an induction loop arrangement comprising one or more induction loops arranged in a planar structure. The induction loop arrangement is configured to produce electrical power in response to the presence of an electric or electromagnetic field extending through the plane of the induction loop arrangement, and/or is configured to generate an radiate electric or electromagnetic field through the plane of induction loop arrangement in response to being energised with alternating current electrical power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matti Juhani Naskali, Petri Vuori, Lea Myyrylainen, Cristina Dobrin
  • Patent number: 8154247
    Abstract: A portable telecommunications device comprises a charging interface for connection to an external power supply, a voltage and current ratio converter configured to convert an input voltage at the charging interface into an output voltage for charging a battery; and a controller configured to control the converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Kai Inha, Mikael Troberg, Petri Vuori
  • Patent number: 7627769
    Abstract: An electronic device comprising at least a first part of a housing and a second part of a housing joined together with a fixing element and configured to be movable with respect to each other, wherein the first part of a housing comprises a first battery configured to provide power to functional elements comprised by the first part of a housing, and the second part of a housing comprises at least a second battery configured to provide power to functional elements comprised by the second part of a housing, and a method for managing power distribution in the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Aki Pantsu, Petri Vuori
  • Publication number: 20090221170
    Abstract: A charging plug for charging a mobile terminal, includes a plug element for carrying current, and also includes a portion extending beyond the plug element. That portion is long enough to prevent the plug element from contacting the mobile terminal, if the mobile terminal requires a smaller current. However, the portion is short enough to allow the plug element to contact the mobile terminal if the mobile terminal is equipped to handle the current carried by the plug element. According to an additional embodiment, the portion extending beyond the plug element will provide the smaller current if the smaller current is required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Applicant: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Petri Vuori, Pekka Leinonen
  • Patent number: 7508162
    Abstract: A method comprises the steps of determining values of one or more parameters of a first energy reservoir in a first device and corresponding parameters of a second energy reservoir in a second device, and setting a direction for transferring energy between the first energy reservoir and the second energy reservoir. The direction may be set based on the voltage of the first energy reservoir and the voltage of the second energy reservoir, based on an input from a user, or based on the values of one or more parameters of the first energy reservoir and the second energy reservoir obtained in a device-to-device communication between the first device and the second device. A bi-directional charging interface for executing the method comprises two energy paths in opposite directions and a control unit for setting the direction for the energy transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Ismo Lippojoki, Petri Vuori, Richard Petrie
  • Publication number: 20080309294
    Abstract: A portable telecommunications device comprises a charging interface for connection to an external power supply, a voltage and current ratio converter configured to convert an input voltage at the charging interface into an output voltage for charging a battery; and a controller configured to control the converter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventors: Kai Inha, Mikael Troberg, Petri Vuori