Patents Represented by Attorney Thomas Bethea, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7783730
    Abstract: A method for configuring a connection between first and second peer entities in a wireless telecommunications network comprises sending a hash value between the first and second peer entities, the hash value being a compact representation of information relating to a connection configuration procedure between the first and second peer entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Per Johan Torsner, Mats Sågfors
  • Patent number: 7783963
    Abstract: Encoded symbols of a concatenated convolutional-encoded and block encoded signal are presented to a conventional first stage of a concatenated decoder, comprising in sequence a soft metric generator, a Viterbi decoder, a first de-interleaver and a first block decoder such as a Reed-Solomon decoder. The encoded symbols are also presented to a delay chain to produce progressively delayed encoded symbols. Where an output block of the conventional decoder is indicated as being a valid codeword by the first block decoder, the bytes in this block are marked as being correct. These bytes that are known to be correct are then used after interleaving and serialization as known bits input to a second stage of the decoder process operating on the delayed encoded symbols and incorporating a modified soft metric generator constrained by the known bits. This process can be extended to further iterations as required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Anthony Richard Huggett, Adrian Charles Turner
  • Patent number: 7529250
    Abstract: The invention relates to switch based aggregation system, method and computer program product for providing Quality of Service (QoS) to a layer 2 configured network comprising a connection oriented switching means connected to a Wide Area Network (WAN). The system comprises an Adaptive Quality of Service (AQS) means connected to said switching means. The Adaptive Quality of Service (AQS) means comprises monitoring means for monitoring the total IP data throughput stream and the RTCP reports in the system, filtering means being capable of filtering the total IP data throughput stream and controlling means for controlling said filtering means depending on the monitoring of the total IP data throughput stream and adaptable filter criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventor: Michael Junge Pedersen
  • Patent number: 7512073
    Abstract: A method and a signaling node for reducing signaling during call setup in a communication network. The signaling node is an intermediate node on a signaling path between an origination node and a destination node. When a call setup delay is experienced, the intermediate node receives a first excessive delay indication signal from the destination node and forwards the signal to the origination node. A timer for supervising excessive delay indication signals is then started in the intermediate node. Prior to expiration of the timer, additional excessive delay indication signals received from the destination node are not forwarded. After expiration of the timer, the intermediate node sends a single excessive delay indication signal to the origination node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Oliver Speks, Henning Brandes
  • Patent number: 7512104
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for preventing hanging resources in connection with an SRNS Relocation Procedure and/or a Routing Area Update Procedure for a terminal roaming in a UMTS or a GPRS network. According to a first aspect of the present invention, when the SGSN from which a terminal is roaming detects a fault after the Relocation Command in the SRNS Relocation Procedure, a Relocation Cancel Procedure also involving any involved GGSN is initiated. According to a second aspect of the present invention, a timer is started in the SGSN to which the terminal is roaming when the Forward Relocation Request in the Routing Area Update Procedure is received. If this SGSN does not receive a Routing Area Update Request within a predefined time period, the SGSN initiate a clean up of the resources that have been occupied during the procedures towards the involved nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (PUBL)
    Inventors: Frode Bjelland, Ezzat Kaafarani
  • Patent number: 7417966
    Abstract: In a data communication network (SYS) a first and second network site (BSS), (MS) communicate by sending a first data transmission (DT1) from the first network site (BSS) to a second network site (MS) and by sending a second data transmission (DT2) from said second network site (MS) to said first network site (BSS). In accordance with the invention data transmission characteristics (DTC1) of said first data transmission (DT1) are determined and radio resources for said data transmission (DT2) are allocated based on the determined first data transmission characteristics (DTC1). Thus, the radio resources for the second data transmission (DT2) are correlated with characteristics of the first data transmission (DT1) and thus delays in the data transmission between the first and second network site (BSS, MS) can be avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Roger Kalden, Michael Meyer
  • Patent number: 7403892
    Abstract: A delay unit is provided to delay adapting modes of a codec if channel communication conditions are improving. A less robust mode having a higher intrinsic quality is selected only after some delay. The quality of the communication is measured to give quality values for successive measurement occasions. The delay unit comprises a plurality of memory cells in a memory for storing the quality values of the communication conditions of the channel for the most recent measurement occasions. A selector operates according to an algorithm for selecting one of the memory cells. The content of the selected cell is used to set the mode of the codec.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Johan Sjoberg, Stefan Bruhn
  • Patent number: 7392040
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing a service negotiation between a mobile terminal and a server offering mobile services. A service request is received from the mobile terminal including a list of requested services, which is compared with a set of available services that the server can provide. It is then determined which services that were requested but are not available and cannot be provided by the server. A delta list is finally transmitted to the mobile terminal comprising the services not available, such that the mobile terminal can determine which services that can be used. A pre-defined tree structure is preferably used for specifying services in the service request and delta lists such that a single root node specifies all services in nodes subordinated to the root node. In this way, the amount of exchanged information and processing in the mobile terminal are reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericcson (publ)
    Inventors: Henrik Albertsson, Krister Dackland
  • Patent number: 7389328
    Abstract: The invention relates to end user controlled handling of personal data on e.g. the Internet. Web services are offered in a controlled manner from a service broker (250) provided with appropriate security mechanisms. The broker contains end user controlled policies related to personal data/services, while the actual data is arranged at different locations in the network. Web service information is published in an open registry (256) at the broker. When an application provider (220) finds a desired service in the registry, its service request is guided to the appropriate service broker. The broker returns the policy for the requested service, whereafter the service provider (240) can be contacted, preferably through an encapsulated SOAP message. A preferred embodiment performs common sign on authentication when a new application is contacted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Peter Yeung, Henrik Sandström
  • Patent number: 7257227
    Abstract: A method for forwarding messages containing cryptographic keys from a conditional access system that controls a population of set-top boxes to an encryption renewal system. The method includes storing a fictitious address of a virtual set-top box; generating a message based on the fictitious address, the message containing a cryptographic key; and forwarding the message to the fictitious address of the virtual set-top box. The encryption renewal system has information regarding the virtual set-top box, and is the recipient of the message. In addition, the encryption renewal system is for controlling access to pre-encrypted content generated by an encryption device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: General Instrument Corporation
    Inventors: Annie On-yee Chen, Lawrence W. Tang, Akiko Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 7237108
    Abstract: A method for securely streaming real-time content from a caching server to an authorized client. The method includes the steps of encrypting an RTSP (real-time streaming protocol) message having a header and a payload, the RTSP message being encrypted in its entirety; and providing a first clear header for the encrypted RTSP message. Further, the method includes the steps of encrypting an RTCP (real-time control protocol) message having a header and a payload, the RTCP message being encrypted in its entirety; and providing a second clear header for the encrypted RTCP message. Thereafter, the encrypted RTSP message and the first clear header are transmitted, and the encrypted RTCP message and the second clear header are transmitted in order to securely stream the real-time content from the caching server to the authorized client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: General Instrument Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Medvinsky, Petr Peterka
  • Patent number: 7213062
    Abstract: The invention relates to the interaction between the electronic directory and sites cataloged therein. One embodiment of a directory system includes a first and second conduit, a receiver function and a global catalog. The first conduit runs between the directory and a first site and the second conduit runs between the directory and a second site. The receiver function accepts the first local catalog of directory information from the first site and the second local content catalog of directory information from the second site. The global catalog of directory information includes the first local catalog and the second local catalog.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: General Instrument Corporation
    Inventors: Nathan F. Raciborski, Mark R. Thompson
  • Patent number: 7130876
    Abstract: A method in a signal processor for quantizing a digital signal is provided. A fixed-point approximation of a value X÷Q is generated, wherein X is a fixed-point value based on one or more samples in the digital signal, and wherein Q is a fixed-point quantization parameter. A correction is generated, and the approximation is modified with the correction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: General Instrument Corporation
    Inventor: Chanchal Chatterjee
  • Patent number: 7116377
    Abstract: The present invention provides an on-screen graphics (OSD) subsystem for overlaying OSD graphic images onto analog or digital video source signals. The OSD system has a video graphics bypass path and graphics bypass switch for directing an analog video channel around the OSD subsystem during time intervals when the OSD subsystem is not required to insert graphics into the source signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: General Instrument Corporation
    Inventors: David E. Zeidler, Robert M. Simons, Joseph A. Petry
  • Patent number: 7068719
    Abstract: A mechanism for splicing advertisements, local programming and the like into a digital video transport stream is provided. In order to achieve proper splicing, an appropriate number of frames is inserted between bitstreams to properly close a GOP of the first bitstream into which a second bitstream carrying the spliced content is inserted. Program clock references (PCRs) of the bitstreams are adjusted as necessary in order to force continuity between the bitstreams. For inserting advertisements, the PCR of the program stream and ad stream can be tracked, and the PCR of the program stream can be used both before and after splicing. For local program insertion (which are typically substantially longer than advertisements), the PCR of the local program can be used, after adjustment thereof with an offset to maintain continuity at the splice point. The PTS and/or DTS of the inserted bitstream can be modified to keep them continuous at the splice point for both video and audio streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: General Instrument Corporation
    Inventors: Vincent Liu, Robert S. Nemiroff, Siu-Wai Wu
  • Patent number: D535970
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: General Instrument Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffery R. Beasley, Christopher G. Franck, Matthew M. Julian
  • Patent number: D536347
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: General Instrument Corporation
    Inventors: Vincent J. Izzo, Paul D. Baker, Thomas L. Du Breuil, William J. Storti, Nuk Howard
  • Patent number: D537806
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: General Instrument Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffery R. Beasley, Alina R. Butan, Christopher G. Franck, Matthew M. Julian
  • Patent number: D546785
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: General Instrument Corporation
    Inventors: Carol A. Mathews, Charles R. Herrmann, Federico Sanchez, William J. Storti, Paul Ocepek
  • Patent number: D553116
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: General Instruments Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher G. Franck, Jeffery R. Beasley, Nate C. Lynch