Patents by Inventor Thorsten Behles

Thorsten Behles 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: 10405077
    Abstract: A speaker including a case, a display configured to display an image, at least one vibrating element configured to actuate the display to move the display relative to the case to generate acoustic waves, a gasket interfacing the case and the display, and a transceiver located within a speaker internal volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Thorsten Behles, Pasi Kemppinen, Mikko Jyrkinen
  • Publication number: 20190082248
    Abstract: A speaker including a case, a display configured to display an image, at least one vibrating element configured to actuate the display to move the display relative to the case to generate acoustic waves, a gasket interfacing the case and the display, and a transceiver located within a speaker internal
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Thorsten Behles, Pasi Kemppinen, Mikko Jyrkinen
  • Publication number: 20180352063
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first portion configured to carry one or more components of the apparatus and at least one wall extending between two or more sides of the first portion; an actuator located in the first portion adjacent to the at least one wall; and a movable section on the first portion and configured to be actuated by the actuator. At least the first portion and the movable section define a speaker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Thorsten Behles, Pasi Tuomo Antero Kemppinen, Mikko T. Jyrkinen
  • Patent number: 10146315
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: an input module configured to determine an input characteristic; a signal generator configured to generate a signal dependent on the input characteristic; and an output module configured to provide the signal to one or more separate apparatus, wherein the signal is configured to generate a tactile output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Marko Tapani Yliaho, Thorsten Behles
  • Patent number: 10149044
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a movable section for sound generation; at least one actuator configured to actuate the movable section, the actuator being in communication with electronic circuitry and configured to generate an acoustic signal substantially from the movable section when the at least one actuator is driven by an audio signal; and a back cover coupled to the movable section and configured to limit the generation of sound from the back cover by attenuating vibrations that are caused when the movable section is actuated by the at least one actuator. The movable section and the at least one actuator define a panel speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Thorsten Behles, Pasi Tuomo Antero Kemppinen, Mikko Tapio Jyrkinen
  • Patent number: 10142717
    Abstract: A speaker comprising: a case; a display configured to display an image; at least one vibrating element configured to actuate the display to move the display relative to the case to generate acoustic waves; a gasket interfacing the case and the display; and a transceiver located within a speaker internal volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Thorsten Behles, Pasi Kemppinen, Mikko Jyrkinen
  • Patent number: 10069954
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first portion configured to carry one or more components of the apparatus and at least one wall extending between two or more sides of the first portion; an actuator located in the first portion adjacent to the at least one wall; and a movable section on the first portion and configured to be actuated by the actuator. At least the first portion and the movable section define a speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Thorsten Behles, Pasi Tuomo Antero Kemppinen, Mikko T. Jyrkinen
  • Publication number: 20180157326
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: an input module configured to determine an input characteristic; a signal generator configured to generate a signal dependent on the input characteristic; and an output module configured to provide the signal to one or more separate apparatus, wherein the signal is configured to generate a tactile output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Marko Tapani Yliaho, Thorsten Behles
  • Patent number: 9916007
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a first part configured to form at least part of the case of the apparatus, a second part configured to form at least part of the display for the apparatus, and a flexible membrane attached at a first area of contact to the first part and at a second area of contact to the second part and furthermore configured to connect the first part to second part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Thorsten Behles, Klas Andersson
  • Patent number: 9886091
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: an input module configured to determine an input characteristic; a signal generator configured to generate a signal dependent on the input characteristic; and an output module configured to provide the signal to one or more separate apparatus, wherein the signal is configured to generate a tactile output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Marko Tapani Yliaho, Thorsten Behles
  • Patent number: 9838781
    Abstract: An apparatus including a microphone; a speaker including at least one vibrating element and at least one movable section, where the at least one vibrating element is configured to at least partially move the at least one movable section to generate sound waves from the at least one movable section; and at least one vibration dampening member between the microphone and the at least one movable section, where the at least one vibration dampening member is suitably positioned in a path of vibration transmission between the at least one vibrating element and the microphone, where the at least one vibration dampening member is configured to absorb vibrations when the movable section is actuated by the at least one vibrating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Thorsten Behles, Pasi Tuomo Antero Kemppinen, Mikko Tapio Jyrkinen, Marko Tapani Yliaho
  • Publication number: 20160021444
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a movable section for sound generation; at least one actuator configured to actuate the movable section, the actuator being in communication with electronic circuitry and configured to generate an acoustic signal substantially from the movable section when the at least one actuator is driven by an audio signal; and a back cover coupled to the movable section and configured to limit the generation of sound from the back cover by attenuating vibrations that are caused when the movable section is actuated by the at least one actuator. The movable section and the at least one actuator define a panel speaker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Thorsten Behles, Pasi Tuomo Antero Kemppinen, Mikko Tapio Jyrkinen
  • Publication number: 20160014247
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first portion configured to carry one or more components of the apparatus and at least one wall extending between two or more sides of the first portion; an actuator located in the first portion adjacent to the at least one wall; and a movable section on the first portion and configured to be actuated by the actuator. At least the first portion and the movable section define a speaker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Thorsten Behles, Pasi Tuomo Antero Kemppinen, Mikko T. Jyrkinen
  • Publication number: 20150373441
    Abstract: A speaker comprising: a case; a display configured to display an image; at least one vibrating element configured to actuate the display to move the display relative to the case to generate acoustic waves; a gasket interfacing the case and the display; and a transceiver located within a speaker internal volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Thorsten Behles, Pasi Kemppinen, Mikko Jyrkinen
  • Publication number: 20150350775
    Abstract: An apparatus including a microphone; a speaker including at least one vibrating element and at least one movable section, where the at least one vibrating element is configured to at least partially move the at least one movable section to generate sound waves from the at least one movable section; and at least one vibration dampening member between the microphone and the at least one movable section, where the at least one vibration dampening member is suitably positioned in a path of vibration transmission between the at least one vibrating element and the microphone, where the at least one vibration dampening member is configured to absorb vibrations when the movable section is actuated by the at least one vibrating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Thorsten Behles, Pasi Tuomo Antero Kemppinen, Mikko Tapio Jyrkinen, Marko Tapani Yliaho
  • Patent number: 9137592
    Abstract: An apparatus including a frame; and a speaker connected to the frame. The speaker includes at least one vibrating element and least one display element. The least one vibrating element is configured to at least partially move the at least one display element generate sound waves from the at least one display element. A connection of the speaker to the frame includes a first section at a first location of the at least one display element and a second section at a second location of the at least one display element. The first section includes a soft suspension of the at least one display element between the at least one display element and the frame. The second section includes a harder suspension of the at least one display element between the at least one display element and the frame than the first section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Marko Tapani Yliaho, Pasi Tuomo Antero Kemppinen, Mikko Tapio Jyrkinen, Thorsten Behles
  • Publication number: 20150253850
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: a receiver configured to receive data for at least one user interface element to be displayed on a displayed user interface at a location on a display and a tactile feedback signal indicator associated with the at least one user interface element; a touch sensor configured to determine at least one touch location corresponds to the at least one user interface element location of the displayed user interface; and a tactile effect generator configured to generate a tactile feedback signal to be output by the display dependent on the displayed user interface and based on the tactile feedback signal indicator such that the at least one user interface element provides a simulated experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Thorsten Behles, Marko Yliaho
  • Patent number: 9131039
    Abstract: An apparatus including a flexible circuit having a flexible substrate and at least one electrical conductor; and a least one piezoelectric member adapted to move when a voltage is applied to the piezoelectric member. The piezoelectric member is mounted to a first side of the flexible substrate and electrically connected to at least one of the electrical conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Thorsten Behles
  • Publication number: 20150195630
    Abstract: An apparatus including a frame; and a speaker connected to the frame. The speaker includes at least one vibrating element and least one display element. The least one vibrating element is configured to at least partially move the at least one display element generate sound waves from the at least one display element. A connection of the speaker to the frame includes a first section at a first location of the at least one display element and a second section at a second location of the at least one display element. The first section includes a soft suspension of the at least one display element between the at least one display element and the frame. The second section includes a harder suspension of the at least one display element between the at least one display element and the frame than the first section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Applicant: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Marko Tapani YLIAHO, Pasi Tuomo Antero Kemppinen, Mikko Tapio Jyrkinen, Thorsten Behles
  • Publication number: 20150169059
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: a touch controller configured to determine at least one touch input parameter for at least one user interface element of a display; the touch controller further configured to determine a touch event dependent on the parameter; and a tactile effect generator configured to generate a tactile feedback signal to be output by the display dependent on the touch event such that the at least one user interface element provides a simulated experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Thorsten Behles, Marko Tapani Yliaho, Jouko Sormunen