Patents by Inventor Sakari Kotola

Sakari Kotola 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: 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: 7565108
    Abstract: A RF-ID based wireless terminal includes a reader device with transponder functionality implementing ECMA 340 standard for near field communication and has shortened session set-up and user identification. The reader device is operable in an active communication mode or a passive communication mode. During the active mode, one RF-ID tag reader simulates a RF-ID tag while the other simulates a RF-ID tag reader. The reader includes a transponder, which operates during periods of time when the reader is not energized. A radio frequency interface provides signal for operation of the reader in the reader operation mode or transponder mode of operation. An RF-ID reader upon receiving a response signal from a semi-passive or active RF-ID tag of reader emulating a tag informs the terminal CPU which instructs the short-range communication to enter e.g. a page scanning mode which shortens session set-up time and user identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Sakari Kotola, Holger Hussmann, Carmen Kühl, Peter Wakim, Petri Vesikivi, Heikki Huomo
  • Patent number: 7412224
    Abstract: A system for distributing information via short-range wireless communication. A mobile server receives information from an information provider for distribution to encountered devices. The information received from the service provider may contain both content to be distributed and context information that controls how the content is distributed. The mobile server may sense current environmental conditions, which are compared to distribution rules created from the context information to control how content information is distributed. The present invention is suitable for many applications, including the distribution of podcast-related information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Sakari Kotola, Teppo Savinen
  • Patent number: 7389118
    Abstract: A system and method for performing person-to-person messaging with a value added service having a short message service center (SMSC) that receives a message having an address of a terminating wireless device, such as a and a Universal Resource Location (URL); a message server that creates an enhanced message from the address and URL of the message; and a Short Message Service Gateway Mobile Switching Center (SMS GMSC) that forwards the enhanced message to the terminating wireless device. The message server includes a SMSC interface that communicates with the SMSC; an Internet interface that communicates with the Internet; a system bus that connects the SMSC interface and the Internet interface; and a processor, connected to the system bus that extracts the URL and address from the message received via the SMSC interface, retrieves internet content from the Internet located at the URL address, and creates the enhanced message having the retrieved Internet content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Petri Vesikivi, Sakari Kotola
  • Patent number: 7263345
    Abstract: Service links corresponding to services provided by remote service providers are received. These links may be from a short-range wireless communications network. A previously stored remote service link may be replaced with the received remote service link when a maximum number of stored service links is reached. Also, the received remote service link may replace an earlier stored service link when a identifier corresponding to the received remote service link is the same as an identifier corresponding to the earlier stored remote service link. Representations of remote service links may be displayed, for example, in the form of graphical icons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Sakari Kotola, Teppo Savinen
  • Publication number: 20070110010
    Abstract: A system for distributing information via short-range wireless communication. A mobile server receives information from an information provider for distribution to encountered devices. The information received from the service provider may contain both content to be distributed and context information that controls how the content is distributed. The mobile server may sense current environmental conditions, which are compared to distribution rules created from the context information to control how content information is distributed. The present invention is suitable for many applications, including the distribution of podcast-related information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2005
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Inventors: Sakari Kotola, Teppo Savinen
  • Publication number: 20060268896
    Abstract: Systems and methods applicable, for instance, in services functionality. For example, a user, company, and/or group wishing to employ a node and/or other computer in promoting a service might provide information to a remote store and/or server. As another example, a user seeking services might employ her node and/or other computer to find nodes and/or other computers promoting services. As yet another example, the node and/or other computer of the user seeking services might communicate with the remote store and/or server, and/or the user might be provided access to one or more services being promoted by nodes and/or other computers. As further examples, data tags might be employed in promoting services, a user, company, and/or group might be able to promote a service on behalf of another, statistics might be maintained, and/or compensation might be provided for services promotion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2005
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Inventors: Sakari Kotola, Petri Vesikivi, Teppo Savinen, Ari Koli
  • Publication number: 20060199533
    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: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2005
    Publication date: September 7, 2006
    Inventors: Martin Zilliacus, Marco Sandrini, Sakari Kotola, Jorma Vartia, Petri Vesikivi
  • Publication number: 20050208892
    Abstract: Service links corresponding to services provided by remote service providers are received. These links may be from a short-range wireless communications network. A previously stored remote service link may be replaced with the received remote service link when a maximum number of stored service links is reached. Also, the received remote service link may replace an earlier stored service link when a identifier corresponding to the received remote service link is the same as an identifier corresponding to the earlier stored remote service link. Representations of remote service links may be displayed, for example, in the form of graphical icons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Publication date: September 22, 2005
    Applicant: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sakari Kotola, Teppo Savinen
  • Patent number: 6892052
    Abstract: A RF-ID based wireless terminal has shortened session set-up and user identification time for conducting transactions with interactive service applications. The wireless terminal includes a terminal identification number and a user identification as a RF-ID tag. A RF-ID reader transmits a RF field for detecting the RF-ID tag in the terminal and provides an output signal when the terminal is within the reader field. The output signal establishes a connectionless communication to an access point or other terminal which initiates a wireless paging operation, in lieu of conducting a terminal discovery process, based upon the content of the RF-ID tag. The terminal initiates a wireless session between the terminal and the access point or terminal for conducting transactions with a service application linked to the access point or terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Sakari Kotola, Holger Hussmann
  • Publication number: 20050085946
    Abstract: Systems and methods applicable, for example, in allowing a user to come to possess a physical entity that allows for the receipt, use, access, and/or the like of a virtual entity (e.g., a media item, software, a service, data, and/or the like). A number of form factors for physical entities might be available. Available form factors might include, for example, images, jewelry, toys, clothing, iron-ons, straps, cards, nail treatments, temporary tattoos, stickers, figurines, and/or the like. Various attributes of a physical entity might, for example, be definable and/or selectable by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2003
    Publication date: April 21, 2005
    Inventors: Petri Visikivi, Jukka Nihtila, Sakari Kotola
  • Publication number: 20050079817
    Abstract: A RF-ID based wireless terminal has shortened session set-up and user identification time for conducting transactions with interactive service applications. The wireless terminal includes a terminal identification number and a user identification as a RF-ID tag. A RF-ID reader transmits a RF field for detecting the RF-ID tag in the terminal and provides an output signal when the terminal is within the reader field. The output signal establishes a connectionless communication to an access point or other terminal which initiates a wireless paging operation, in lieu of conducting a terminal discovery process, based upon the content of the RF-ID tag. The terminal initiates a wireless session between the terminal and the access point or terminal for conducting transactions with a service application linked to the access point or terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2002
    Publication date: April 14, 2005
    Inventors: Sakari Kotola, Holger Hussmann
  • Publication number: 20050009469
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a system and method for controlling a Bluetooth device from a different Bluetooth device. The system employs two Java capable Bluetooth devices in communication with one another. The controlling device must have user input and feedback elements capable of creating a user interface. The controlled device must be able to transmit a Java control application and execute received commands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Publication date: January 13, 2005
    Inventor: Sakari Kotola
  • Publication number: 20040176032
    Abstract: A RF-ID based wireless terminal includes a reader device with transponder functionality implementing ECMA 340 standard for near field communication and has shortened session set-up and user identification. The reader device is operable in an active communication mode or a passive communication mode. During the active mode, one RF-ID tag reader simulates a RF-ID tag while the other simulates a RF-ID tag reader. The reader includes a transponder, which operates during periods of time when the reader is not energized. A radio frequency interface provides signal for operation of the reader in the reader operation mode or transponder mode of operation. An RF-ID reader upon receiving a response signal from a semi-passive or active RF-ID tag of reader emulating a tag informs the terminal CPU which instructs the short-range communication to enter e.g. a page scanning mode which shortens session set-up time and user identification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2004
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Inventors: Sakari Kotola, Holger Hussmann
  • Publication number: 20040075675
    Abstract: A system, apparatus and method to allow provisioning of services and execution of those services at the mobile terminal. Services may be locally, remotely or manually provisioned within a mobile terminal and may be viewed by an end user of the mobile terminal after being filtered by context. The filtered list of services being accessible from a service panel of the mobile terminal, whereby the mere selection of the service allows execution of the service at the mobile terminal using the appropriate underlying communication technology with no further interaction required from the end user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2002
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Inventors: Tommi Raivisto, Frank Dawson, Sakari Kotola
  • Publication number: 20030003935
    Abstract: A system and method for performing person-to-person messaging with a value added service having a short message service center (SMSC) that receives a message having an address of a terminating wireless device, such as a and a Universal Resource Location (URL); a message server that creates an enhanced message from the address and URL of the message; and a Short Message Service Gateway Mobile Switching Center (SMS GMSC) that forwards the enhanced message to the terminating wireless device. The message server includes a SMSC interface that communicates with the SMSC; an Internet interface that communicates with the Internet; a system bus that connects the SMSC interface and the Internet interface; and a processor, connected to the system bus that extracts the URL and address from the message received via the SMSC interface, retrieves internet content from the Internet located at the URL address, and creates the enhanced message having the retrieved Internet content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2001
    Publication date: January 2, 2003
    Inventors: Petri Vesikivi, Sakari Kotola
  • Patent number: 6321257
    Abstract: Internet service in a digital mobile communication network by means of short message service. The short message service center is connected to the Internet network and uses the HTML, HTTP, and TCP/IP Internet network protocols. Short messages are transferred between the service center and mobile stations. The user submits to the service center a short message containing an identifier of a WWW servicer via the Internet network, receives the WWW page and stores it. The relevant part, which maybe identified by a predetermined criterion, common to all subscribers, or based on a criterion received from the mobile station, such as a keyword, is separated from the WWW page and sent to the mobile station in a short message. The mobile station processes the received message and displays it to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Assignee: Nokia Telecommunications Oy
    Inventors: Sakari Kotola, Teemu Tarnanen, Patrik Gustafsson