Patents Represented by Attorney Harrington & Smith, PC
  • Patent number: 7676452
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for operating a search system for searching a search space containing domains each representing a collection of related documents. The method includes establishing a domain characterization model (DCM) that includes a DCM index containing keywords and, for each keyword, an identification of a domain where the keyword is found. In response to an original search query, the method forms one or a plurality of enhanced search queries in accordance with the DCM for searching a plurality of domains. Each enhanced search query is formed for searching a particular targeted domain and contains the original search query and at least one keyword associated with the particular domain. The search results are clustered and are displayed so as to be organized by the domains that were searched. The top search results returned in response to each enhanced search query belong to one of the targeted domains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yurdaer N. Doganata, Youssef Drissi, Tong-Haing Fin, Genady Grabarnik, Moon J. Kim, Lev Kozakov, Sheng Ma, Juan Leon Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 7676505
    Abstract: Users create, share, and build collaboration communities around tailored versions of the functional pages of a web site, such as the pages used to select and purchase products, or the pages used to present course materials in an online-learning site. The tailored versions of the web site are stored at the common web site development web site or at another server side location. Users access the tailored versions to select a tailored version for their own use and/or modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David M Chess, Alla Segal, Ian Nicholas Whalley, Jian Yin
  • Patent number: 7668202
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and apparatus to control data and command flow over a physical communications channel between a transmitter and a receiver, and more specifically to provide a protocol for a point-to-point serial bus architecture with low latency time for flow control and other signaling, regardless of the length of the data packet frame. The abstract data flow control protocol can be employed by various buses as it interacts only with the lowest protocol layers. Separate buffers for data and control can be used to allow the bus to be compatible with slower buses also to support additional control functions without involving a higher protocol layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Michel Gillet
  • Patent number: 7668268
    Abstract: A signal vector is received over a plurality of channels. A channel matrix H is determined that represents at least one of the plurality of channels. An iterative algorithm such as Lenstra-Lenstra-Lovasz is used to determining a change of basis matrix T that when multiplied with the channel matrix H converges to a matrix H*T that is more orthogonal than the channel matrix H. In one aspect the iterative algorithm is upwardly bounded in the number of iterations (e.g., 20 or 30 iterations) that it may perform for any specific channel realization to determine the change of basis matrix T. In another aspect the algorithm is initiated with a matrix derived from a previously determined change of basis matrix. Both aspects may be combined in a single method or device, or either employed separately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Juha Heiskala
  • Patent number: 7666024
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an electrical connector. The electrical connector includes an upper pad, a lower pad, a fastener, and a spring. The upper pad includes a first upper groove, a second upper groove, and an upper hole. The upper hole extends through the upper pad between the first upper groove and the second upper groove. The lower pad includes a first lower groove, a second lower groove, and an elongated hole. The elongated hole extends through the lower pad between the first lower groove and the second lower grove. The fastener extends through the upper hole and the elongated hole. The spring is between the fastener and the lower pad. The spring is configured to bias the upper pad and the lower pad towards each other. The lower pad is configured to be pivotable around the fastener, and relative to the upper pad, at the elongated hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Burndy Technology LLC
    Inventor: Robert V. De France
  • Patent number: 7664008
    Abstract: A transmitter determines a number of available bits (Navbits) in a minimum number of orthogonal frequency division multiplex (OFDM) symbols in which a data field of a packet may fit, by Navbits=(NCBPS*(1+USTBC))*ceil(Npld/(NCBPS*R*(1+USTBC))), where USTBC equals 1 when Space-Time Block Code (STBC) is used and 0 otherwise, where Npld=LENGTH*8+16, where NCBPS is the number of coded bits per symbol, where R is the code rate, and where LENGTH is a number of bytes in a Physical Layer Convergence Protocol (PLCP) PLCP Service Data Unit (PSDU); and determines an integer number of Low-Density Parity-Check Code (LDPCC) codewords to be transmitted, NCW, and the length of the codewords to be used, LLDPC, from information capable of being expressed in a table format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Victor Stolpman, Nico Van Waes
  • Patent number: 7664520
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method to operate a RF transmitter, and an RF transmitter constructed to operate in accordance with the method. The method includes determining a transmitter output power and varying a level of a signal at a transmitter phase modulator according to the transmitter output power so as to increase the level of the signal as the transmitter output power increases and to decrease the level of the signal as the transmitter output power decreases. In the preferred embodiment the method further includes adjusting the current consumption of a plurality of components of an RF transmitter chain in accordance with at least one of the level of the signal and the gain of the stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Qizheng Gu
  • Patent number: 7664469
    Abstract: The invention relates to personal communications devices and housings for such devices. The casing includes a front face that needs protection and is supported by a substrate that is gripped between an overlaying any underlaying part to secure it in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Vertu Limited
    Inventor: Mark Hutchison
  • Patent number: 7658655
    Abstract: An electrical connector union coupler assembly including a coupling subassembly and a collet retainer. The coupling subassembly includes a coupling sleeve rotatably connected to a coupling body. The coupling body includes a first end with a threaded section and a first surface adapted to press against a first set of electrical connector wedges. The coupling sleeve is constrained on the coupling body for substantially only rotational movement relative to the coupling body. The collet retainer has a first end movably connected to the coupling sleeve by a threaded connection. The collet retainer includes a second end with a threaded section and a second surface adapted to press against a second set of electrical connector wedges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Burndy Technology LLC
    Inventor: Peter A. Waltz
  • Patent number: 7660593
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for combining separate media records saved in a cellular network terminal device by means of the numerical keys of the cellular network terminal device. The invention also relates to an application program implementing the method and a cellular network terminal device in which the application program is utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Mika P. Mustonen, Markku Rytivaara, Minna Karukka
  • Patent number: 7660578
    Abstract: The object of the invention is a method for controlling the power saving properties in a terminal, which utilizes cellular phone technology and short range radio frequency wireless communication features in order to increase the operative life of the batteries, and a terminal utilizing the method. In the method of the invention the activity state of the short range wireless communication utilization in the terminal determines the level of the short range wireless communication power save mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Marko Viitamäki, Heikki Kesti, Timo Nisula, Marko Kainulainen, Kristian Rosberg, Antti Lilja, Harri Lilja, Jari Vallström, Janne J. Kallio, Mika Maarala, Kai Nybacka, Juha Väänänen
  • Patent number: 7660772
    Abstract: The invention relates to an authentication method intended for a telecommunications network, especially for an IP network. From a terminal (TE1) in the network a first message (RR) containing an authenticator and a data unit is transmitted to the network, the data unit containing information relating to the manner in which the authenticator is formed. For carrying out authentication in the network, the data unit contained in the first message is used for determining a check value, which is compared with the said authenticator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Markku Verkama
  • Patent number: 7660444
    Abstract: A user recognition system that utilizes two CCD cameras to obtain two images of the user from two different angles of view. A three-dimensional model of the user's face is created from the obtained images in addition. The generated model and an additional facial texture image of the user are compared with a stored user profile. When the obtained 3D model and facial texture information matches the stored profile of the user, access is granted to the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Jani Hämäläinen
  • Patent number: 7657634
    Abstract: A signaling regimen between a mobile station MS, a radio node RN, and a packet data switching node PDSN enables a quality parameter to be applied to packets moving between a mobile and a CDMA2000 network. The MS creates a new flow for packets of a certain data type and sends a related quality parameter for that flow to the BS. The BS determines whether an existing or new service instance will carry the new flow, and obtains authorization for the service instance to meet the quality parameter from the PDSN. The BS or PDSN builds a map between flow and a policy that ensures the quality is met, and the map is used to place different packets into the appropriate flow and service instance. Policies and enforcement may differ on uplink and downlink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Haihong Zheng, Marc Greis
  • Patent number: 7657734
    Abstract: The invention allows automatically multi-booting a computer. Each functional mode of a computer having at least two operating systems installed is associated with one of the operating systems. Functional mode information identifying a particular functional mode of the computer is stored by a recovery system. While starting the computer, a boot loader receives the stored functional mode information, selects the operating system associated with the particular functional mode, and activates the selected operating system for the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Timo Vesterinen, Mauri Saksio, Sakari Molin
  • Patent number: 7654865
    Abstract: The electrical connector includes an electrical terminal, a housing delimiting a chamber for receiving the terminal along a reception direction (X), successively at a reception position and at a retained position, a pawl hinged to one amongst the housing and the terminal, and a stop fixed to the other amongst the housing and the terminal. Said pawl and stop cooperate for retaining the terminal at its retained position, and said housing includes a guiding wall with guiding surface on which the terminal is pushed against by the pawl being elastically pushed back. The guiding surface comprises a raising slope inclined toward the inside of the chamber along the reception direction (X) 1 the slope being located to be climbed on by the terminal pushed from its reception position to its retained position. Application in the automotive industry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: FCI
    Inventors: Frédéric Chazottes, Christian Campfort
  • Patent number: 7657427
    Abstract: Speech signal classification and encoding systems and methods are disclosed herein. The signal classification is done in three steps each of them discriminating a specific signal class. First, a voice activity detector (VAD) discriminates between active and inactive speech frames. If an inactive speech frame is detected (background noise signal) then the classification chain ends and the frame is encoded with comfort noise generation (CNG). If an active speech frame is detected, the frame is subjected to a second classifier dedicated to discriminate unvoiced frames. If the classifier classifies the frame as unvoiced speech signal, the classification chain ends, and the frame is encoded using a coding method optimized for unvoiced signals. Otherwise, the speech frame is passed through to the “stable voiced” classification module. If the frame is classified as stable voiced frame, then the frame is encoded using a coding method optimized for stable voiced signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Milan Jelinek
  • Patent number: 7654867
    Abstract: Disclosed is a receptacle connector assembly for an IC card, comprising: a connector housing (20) having a top surface (21), a bottom surface (22), and a peripheral wall (23) located between the top surface and bottom surface; a plurality of terminals (30) mounted in the connector housing and extending from the peripheral wall; a shielding member (40) removably attached to the top surface of the connector housing and having a portion extending over the terminals; and a supporting member (50) removably attached to the connector housing and covering the portion of the shielding member extending over the terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: FCI
    Inventors: Kenny Tai, Maslow Lin, Scott Lu
  • Patent number: 7654852
    Abstract: A connector is described, the connector including a housing with a bottom wall and two upstanding opposite side walls determining a receiving space for receiving an insertion side of a second connector. The housing is provided with a flexible latch for locking the second connector in the receiving space of the housing. The latch is mounted in the bottom wall of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: FCI
    Inventors: Gert Droesbeke, Peter Poorter
  • Patent number: RE41178
    Abstract: A method for duplex telecommunication connection in radio connections is based on a frame-structured interactive communication and a radio system where the frame-structured interactive communication is performed in the radio connections. A means is provided for improving the use of channel resources in implementation of interactive telecommunication connection by providing an FDD connection with one or more TDD dimensions. A full-duplex frequency band is time-duplexed into two or more sub-bands in which interactive communication takes place substantially independently. Transmissions in different transmission directions in each sub-band occur at different times, but simultaneous transmission can occur in different sub-bands in different transmission directions. The message is received entirely in one transmission direction before it needs to be responded to in another transmission direction in a particular sub-band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Kalle Ahmavaara