Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Harrington & Smith
  • Patent number: 8351586
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for arranging a conference call with mobile terminals operating in a cellular network. At first, a group of the participants of the conference call is formed either by selecting the participants from a list saved in the memory of the mobile terminal in by inputting the contract information of the participants manually. In the next step, a summons to the conference call is drawn up in standard form. An application loaded into the memory of the convener's mobile terminal forms the summons, and sends the summons to the particulars via the cellular network. When a participant wants to join a conference call, he/she makes a call with the mobile terminal to the telephone number mentioned in the summons. An application in the mobile terminal of the convener receives the incoming calls and joins them to the conference call automatically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Timo Ali-Vehmas
  • Patent number: 8347940
    Abstract: A method for forming an object, including providing at least a first material having a melting point at a first temperature and a second material having a melting point at a second temperature; heating at least a portion of the first and second materials above the first and second temperatures to form a substantially molten alloy, the molten alloy having a solidifying point at a third temperature, the third temperature being less than the first temperature and the second temperature; and providing substantially solid further material to at least a portion of the molten alloy, the further material having a melting point at a temperature greater than the third temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Loughborough University
    Inventors: Michael Thomas Furlong, Neil Hopkinson, Kamran Aamir Mumtaz
  • Patent number: 8353011
    Abstract: In one exemplary and non-limiting aspect thereof a method is provided that includes sending a wireless network (WN) a first message that includes a list of authentication mechanisms supported by a node and, in association with each authentication mechanism, a corresponding identity; determining in the WN an authentication mechanism to be used for bootstrapping, based at least on the list received from the node; and including information in a second message that is sent to the node, the information including the determined authentication mechanism in conjunction with a corresponding identity. The method further includes protecting at least the list of authentication mechanisms supported by the node and the corresponding identities and sending a second message to the network, the second message including at least the list of authentication mechanisms and the corresponding identities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Gabor Bajko, Tat Keung Chan
  • Patent number: 8348703
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a connector, having a rear side and a mating side and including a housing having at least one contact receiving space and at least one non-contact receiving space, the spaces extending in a direction from the mating side towards the rear side. The non-contact receiving space is adapted for receiving a portion of a mating connector housing and has a substantially rounded cross sectional shape substantially perpendicular to the direction from the mating side towards the rear side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: FCI
    Inventors: Roland Tristan De Blieck, Gert Droesbeke, Thierry Goossens, Peter Poorter
  • Patent number: 8351382
    Abstract: A persistent or a semi-persistent uplink resource allocation also includes an indication for a user equipment UE to send channel quality reports. The format for the channel quality report is determined (based on a transmission mode for which the UE receives a downlink shared channel). In at least first transmissions of user data for instances of the persistently allocated uplink resource the UE sends user data and a channel quality report according to the determined format. For the case that a NACK is received in reply to one of those sent user data with channel quality reports, four options are detailed: re-send the NACK'd user data on a next instance of the persistently allocated UL resource with or without a channel quality report, and re-send the NACK'd user data on a dynamically allocated uplink resource with or without a channel quality report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Siemens Networks Oy
    Inventors: Timo Lunttila, Jussi Ojala
  • Patent number: 8349670
    Abstract: A memory cell has N?6 transistors, in which two are access transistors, at least one pair [say (N?2)/2] are pull-up transistors, and at least another pair [say (N?2)/2] are pull-down transistors. The pull-up and pull-down transistors are all coupled between the two access transistors. Each of the access transistors and the pull-up transistors are the same type, p-type or n-type. Each of the pull-down transistors is the other type, p-type or n-type. The access transistors are floating body devices. The pull-down transistors are non-floating body devices. The pull-up transistors may be floating or non-floating body devices. Various specific implementations and methods of making the memory cell are also detailed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Josephine B. Chang, Leland Chang, Steven J. Koester, Jeffrey W. Sleight
  • Patent number: 8352701
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for implementing partitioning in memory cards and modules where conventional memory cards or modules have only a single partition. A representative memory card/module in accordance with the invention includes a memory devices), and a memory interface which includes a data bus, a command line and a clock line. The memory card/module further includes a memory controller coupled to the memory device(s) and to the memory interface. The memory card/module includes means for controlling the partitioning of the memory device(s), and the memory controller is configured to operate the memory device(s) in accordance with the partition information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Yevgen Gyl, Jussi Hakkinen, Kimmo Mylly
  • Patent number: 8351893
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for performing software functions in a mobile station apparatus comprising several externally accessible keys, one or more displays and means for locking the keys. The presented method comprises the steps of detecting that one or more keys are pressed down when the keypad is locked, performing software functions when said one or more keys are pressed down while the keypad is locked, and showing the result obtained after having performed software functions on one or more mobile station displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Jouni Ylitalo
  • Patent number: 8342877
    Abstract: Cable connector including a connector housing and a cable clamp for clamping a cable to the housing. The cable clamp having an intermediate portion between a first and a second mounting portion. At least one of the two mounting portions of the cable clamp is provided with locking means selectively cooperative with at least two matching locking means, such as slots, of the connector housing to hold the cable clamp in respective different positions corresponding to different cable diameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: FCI
    Inventors: Jeroen De Bruijn, Nico Van Stiphout, Ton Karsmakers, Gert Droesbeke
  • Patent number: 8346244
    Abstract: A method and a device are provided for testing a mobile station's capability of processing at least two channels in a resource unit is provided, wherein a base station provides a test message to the mobile station; wherein the mobile station's capability of processing the at least two channels is determined based upon the mobile station's feedback. Further, a communication system comprising such a device is suggested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Siemens Networks Oy
    Inventor: Kari Juhani Niemela
  • Patent number: 8345642
    Abstract: A first user terminal receives data during a time slot assigned for simultaneous transmission of data to a first set of at least one user terminal and to a second set of at least one user terminal using time-division multiplexing, estimates the applied power ratio between a first sub-channel to the first set and a second sub-channel to the second set (the available power ratios are divided into at least one known region and each applied power ratio belongs to one region), estimates bit error probability for each of the bursts of the received data; and applies an adaptation process in order to make the estimated bit error probabilities fall into one of bit error probability intervals of a predefined mapping table with a predetermined probability. which determines the bit error probability that is to be reported to a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Renesas Mobile Corporation
    Inventors: Craig J. Mitchell, Carsten Juncker
  • Patent number: 8346774
    Abstract: In one exemplary embodiment, a storage medium embodying a program of instructions for performing operations including: storing raw information for primary properties of primary nodes within a primary network; in response to receiving a query, transforming the raw information into transformed information using key(s) and based on the query, the query is in relation to a queried property, the transformed information is transformed data for the queried property, the transformed information represents a surrogate network having surrogate nodes corresponding to a portion of the primary nodes, the transformed information enables performance of operation(s) without specific knowledge of and without revealing the entirety, the transformed information further enables one having the key(s) to relate an output of the operation to the raw information; and generating a solution that relates a transformed query to the transformed information, the transformed query is a transformed representation of the query obtained by us
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dimitri Kanevsky, James R. Kozloski, Clifford A. Pickover, Tara N. Sainath
  • Patent number: 8345647
    Abstract: The present invention provides a new and unique method and apparatus for communicating information between two nodes, points or terminals in a wireless local area network (WLAN), where a variable multicast and/or broadcast listening interval and associated signalling is allowed between the two nodes, points or terminals in the wireless LAN network. The two nodes, points or terminals include an access point (AP) or other suitable network node or terminal and a station (STA) or other suitable network node or terminal in the WLAN. The AP and the STA can indicate its capability to support a flexible multicast and broadcast listening interval by using new fields in Beacon and Probe Response frames and in (Re)Association Request Frames. The multicast and broadcast service is setup by using Multicast and Broadcast Service Setup signalling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Jari Jokela, Jarkko Kneckt
  • Patent number: 8346318
    Abstract: A user replaceable cover for attachment to and detachment from an apparatus including a first lateral part extending in a first direction, a second lateral part disposed opposite the first lateral part and extending in the first direction, a posterior part extending substantially in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction and joining the first lateral part and the second lateral part and an upper part having extremities and joining at the extremities the first lateral part, the second lateral part and the posterior part, wherein each of the first lateral part, the second lateral part, the posterior part and the upper part has an interior surface and an exterior surface, the user replaceable cover further including a plurality of sidewalls defined by the first lateral part, the second lateral part and the posterior part, wherein the sidewalls terminate at a lower edge for abutment with the apparatus; a face defined by the exterior surface of the upper part; an anterior edge defined at where the fi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Eero Suontila, Franz Pfeiffer, Sandra Kimmig, Tim Sobig, Ulrich Buschmann
  • Patent number: 8341822
    Abstract: A ground connector including a first section and a second section. The first section includes a first member with a threaded post, a second member pivotably connected to the first member, and a pusher on the first member. The second member includes a stepped surface configured to be engaged by the pusher to clamp a pedestal directly between the first and second members. The second section is movably located on the threaded post and configured to directly contact and clamp a conductor towards the pedestal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael Rzasa, Peter M. Wason
  • Patent number: 8344955
    Abstract: A first printed wiring board PWB includes a core and a power layer and a ground layer. A second PWB includes a flexible portion that is partially embedded within an end section of the first printed wiring board and abutting the core. The flexible portion includes a first layer having an antenna feed coupled to the power layer of the core, and a second layer. In a particular embodiment, the second PWB also includes a rigid section in which an opposed end of the flexible portion is also partially embedded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Ian Sakari Niemi
  • Patent number: 8344962
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: a ground plane configured to receive an antenna, operable in a first resonant frequency band, at a first end of the ground plane; and a member configured to electromagnetically couple with the antenna, provide the ground plane with an electrical dimension, in combination with the antenna, having a resonant mode at the first resonant frequency band, and to reduce current distribution at a second end of the ground plane, different to the first end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Ping Hui, Rong Bang An, Shu Liu, Wanbo Xie
  • Patent number: 8344959
    Abstract: First, second and third feed ports interface to an antenna that has an impedance disposed between its ends which are defined by the first and second feed ports. The third feed port interfaces to the antenna at an intermediate point between the ends. In a first mode (balanced mode) the impedance enables signals to/from the first and second feed ports to resonate along the whole of the antenna, and in a second mode the impedance enables signals to/from the third feed port to resonate along a portion of the antenna, the portion terminating at the impedance. In embodiments, the first mode is for RFID signals and the second mode is for any one or more of Bluetooth/WLAN/GPS/FM signals. The first and second mode may operate simultaneously. Also detailed is a method for making an electronic device having such an antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Marko Tapio Autti, Jouni Vesa Karkinen
  • Patent number: 8341746
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for determining the identity of suspected malware on a client device. Information pertaining to the malware is sent from the client device to a server. The server determines a first required information set, and sends a request to the client device for the required information set. The client device compares the required information set with information stored at the client device, and returns the results of the comparison to the server. The server uses the results of the comparison to attempt to determine an identity of the malware. If the results of the comparison indicate that the suspected malware is one of a plurality of types of malware, a new required information set is determined, which is sent back to the client device, and the process repeated. Otherwise the identity of the suspected malware is determined, or it is determined that the suspected malware is unknown to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: F-Secure Corporation (Equivalently, F-Secure Oyj)
    Inventor: Jarno Niemelä
  • Patent number: 8340160
    Abstract: Described is a method that includes receiving a signal through a channel; considering at least one channel-related criterion and, in response to the considered at least one channel-related criterion, setting a value of an adaptive combining threshold for a maximum ratio combiner that receives the outputs of a plurality of fingers of a rake receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Kjell Isak Ostman, Jukka Tapio Vikstedt, Markku Tapani Kurtti