Patents by Inventor Stefanie Vollinger

Stefanie Vollinger 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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