Patents by Inventor Ville Majava

Ville Majava 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: 10126427
    Abstract: A solution for estimating motion of a user is disclosed. A method comprises: acquiring satellite positioning data received with a satellite positioning receiver attached to a human body and indicating a location of the satellite positioning receiver; extracting, from the satellite positioning data, local motion data representing local motion of the satellite positioning receiver with respect to a reference point and overall motion data representing the motion of the reference point, wherein the reference point is included in a framework of the human body; and determining, from the local motion data, a local motion trajectory of a part of a human body to which the satellite positioning receiver is attached with respect to the reference point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Polar Electro Oy
    Inventors: Elias Pekonen, Jari Miettinen, Ville Majava, Antti Taini, Markus Laapotti
  • Patent number: 10064581
    Abstract: An electrode belt includes at least one electrode to measure biometric signals related to heart activity of a user, a non-conductive strip having at least one opening, and a flexible strip to enable placement of the electrode belt against the skin of the user. The non-conductive strip is coupled with the flexible strip such that, when in use, the at least one electrode is in physical contact with the skin of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Polar Electro Oy
    Inventors: Veli-Pekka Putila, Kaisa Lamsa, Lauri Lumme, Olli Komulainen, Ville Majava, Risto Kuusela, Arto Niva
  • Publication number: 20170333752
    Abstract: A device for measuring physical activity of a user during swimming is provided, which includes the following: a sensor unit adapted and dimensioned to be coupled with swimming goggles, wherein the sensor unit includes a motion circuitry configured to measure physical motion of the user; an optical cardiac activity circuitry configured to be placed at least partially against a body tissue of the user and to measure cardiac activity of the user; and a wireless communication circuitry configured to transfer data between the device and at least one external device, wherein the wireless communication circuitry is configured to transfer physical activity data of the user to the at least one external device, and the physical activity data includes at least one of motion data obtained using the motion circuitry, cardiac activity data obtained using the cardiac activity circuitry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Seppo Korkala, Marko Tilvis, Ville Majava, Harri Määttä, Jonna Puurunen, Ville Kampman, Lauri Lumme
  • Publication number: 20160296170
    Abstract: An electrode belt includes at least one electrode to measure biometric signals related to heart activity of a user, a non-conductive strip having at least one opening, and a flexible strip to enable placement of the electrode belt against the skin of the user. The non-conductive strip is coupled with the flexible strip such that, when in use, the at least one electrode is in physical contact with the skin of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Veli-Pekka Putila, Kaisa Lamsa, Lauri Lumme, Olli Komulainen, Ville Majava, Risto Kuusela, Arto Niva
  • Publication number: 20160139631
    Abstract: A wrist device includes a curved body arranged to fit the wrist device around a user's wrist, an activity tracker circuitry configured to measure physical activity of the user of the wrist device, a processing circuitry configured to acquire physical activity-related measurement data from the activity tracker circuitry and to process the physical activity-related measurement data into physical activity-related metric characterizing the physical activity of the user, and a user interface element configured to display the physical activity-related metric. The user interface element includes a light emitting diode matrix layer including a plurality of light emitting diodes arranged in a matrix form, and a fluorescent layer configured to alter the wavelength of the light emitted by the light emitting diode matrix layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Seppo Korkala, Ville Majava, Matti Orava, Veli-Pekka Putila, Ari Isopoussu, Heli Haapakoski
  • Publication number: 20160054449
    Abstract: A solution for estimating motion of a user is disclosed. A method comprises: acquiring satellite positioning data received with a satellite positioning receiver attached to a human body and indicating a location of the satellite positioning receiver; extracting, from the satellite positioning data, local motion data representing local motion of the satellite positioning receiver with respect to a reference point and overall motion data representing the motion of the reference point, wherein the reference point is included in a framework of the human body; and determining, from the local motion data, a local motion trajectory of a part of a human body to which the satellite positioning receiver is attached with respect to the reference point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Elias Pekonen, Jari Miettinen, Ville Majava, Antti Taini, Markus Laapotti
  • Publication number: 20150309533
    Abstract: A wrist apparatus includes a frame arranged to house at least one electronic circuitry of the wrist apparatus, and at least one antenna integrated on a surface of the frame with a laser direct structuring process, in which conductive material is disposed at laser-defined locations on the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: POLAR ELECTRO OY
    Inventors: Ville Majava, Juha Sorvala, Atte Kuosmonen
  • Publication number: 20150242024
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a radio frequency radiator circuitry including an elongated radio frequency resonator and configured to generate an electromagnetic field extending from the radio frequency resonator, a measurement circuitry configured to measure an electric property of the radio frequency resonator responsive to a proximity of an object when the radio frequency radiator circuitry is generating the electromagnetic field, and a processing circuitry configured to convert the measured electric property into a user input command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Applicant: Polar Electro Oy
    Inventors: Ville Majava, Juha Sorvala, Pertti Puolakanaho
  • Patent number: 8823545
    Abstract: There is provided a radio apparatus for a gym device, the apparatus comprising: an antenna array comprising at least two antenna elements for wirelessly communicating with exercise sensors; at least one processor and at least one memory including a computer program code, wherein the at least one memory and the computer program code are configured, with the at least one processor, to cause the radio apparatus at least to: generate at least one antenna beam pattern with at least one of the at least two antenna elements; and communicate wirelessly with an exercise sensor by applying the generated at least one antenna beam pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Polar Electro Oy
    Inventor: Ville Majava
  • Publication number: 20140210635
    Abstract: There is provided a radio apparatus for a gym device, the apparatus comprising: an antenna array comprising at least two antenna elements for wirelessly communicating with exercise sensors; at least one processor and at least one memory including a computer program code, wherein the at least one memory and the computer program code are configured, with the at least one processor, to cause the radio apparatus at least to: generate at least one antenna beam pattern with at least one of the at least two antenna elements; and communicate wirelessly with an exercise sensor by applying the generated at least one antenna beam pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: POLAR ELECTRO OY
    Inventor: Ville Majava
  • Publication number: 20120319918
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for matching the antenna of a radio device. In one embodiment, a capacitive sensor is arranged in the antenna structure and configured to detect the electric changes in the surroundings of the antenna. The mismatch caused by a change is rectified by means of the signal proportional to the sensor capacitance. This capacitance and the frequency range currently in use are input variables of a control unit. The antenna impedance is adjusted by means of a reactive matching circuit, the component values of which can be selected from a relatively wide array of alternatives by way of change-over switches, which are located in the transverse branches of the matching circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Prasadh Ramachandran, Zlatoljub Milosavljevic, Muhammad Nazrul Islam, Petteri Annamaa, Ville Majava, Arto Hujanen, Matti Somersalo