Patents Assigned to Communication Networks, Inc.
  • Patent number: 9159212
    Abstract: Systems and procedures for tracking the locations of passengers on a vessel are provided. Example systems may include a portable tag configured to be assigned to a passenger, the tag encoded with a tag identifier; a plurality of tag readers configured to be positioned at predetermined locations on a vessel, each tag reader configured to read the tag identifier of the tag when the tag reader receives a signal from the tag; a tracking component configured to communicate with the tag readers, the tracking component configured to receive, from a detecting tag reader, an indication that the signal has been received from the tag, the tracking component configured to determine a detected location of the tag based at least in part on the predetermined location of the detecting tag reader; and a notification component configured to send towards a user device, a notification including the detected location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: MARITIME COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK INC
    Inventor: Richard A Hadsall, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9124437
    Abstract: A method and system for implementation and operation of an interactive communications network for meeting, trade show, convention or conference (“event”) organizers and attendees, which is implemented in one or more hotels proximate to the event facilities, with an access device in guest rooms as well as additional implementations for universal access by event attendees, which access provides for real time messaging and on demand information and communications between the organizers and attendees for access to both static and changing information about the event, such as schedules, locations, speakers and other information typically pertinent to event attendees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: The Hotel Communication Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Clayton Brisco, Kevin Bidner
  • Patent number: 8185158
    Abstract: When a network pages the temporary user mobile identifier of a mobile station, the mobile station sends a response to the network. Next, the network checks the authenticity of the user using a ciphering key, corresponding to the temporary user mobile identifier and a random number. If the temporary user mobile identifier is authenticated, a normal incoming call acceptance procedure is executed. If the mobile station is authenticated although the temporary user mobile identifier is wrong, the network reassigns a new temporary user mobile identifier to the mobile station and stops the current communication. In communication, the network and the mobile station mutually notify encipherment-onset time and negotiate about encipherment manner with each other. In addition, diversity handover is commenced upon a call attempt. Furthermore, if a branch replacement is necessary, the current branch is replaced by new branches capable of executing the diversity handover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: NTT Mobile Communications Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Motoshi Tamura, Mutsumaru Miki, Akiko Okamoto, Kenya Kusunose, Akihiro Uchikoshi, Daisuke Igarashi, Katsuhiko Yamagata, Takaaki Sato, Junichiro Hagiwara, Yasuyuki Watanabe, Takuya Hamajima, Masafumi Hata, Nobutaka Ishikawa, Yoshiyuki Yasuda, Kazufumi Yunoki, Nobuhide Uchiyama
  • Patent number: 7609819
    Abstract: ThunderCall is a computer based system for delivering NWS (National Weather Service) severe weather warnings as a message (personalized information, if desired) via an automated dialing system to live persons and to automated recorders comprising the steps of: forming a database of names with their respective geographic locations; capturing a NWS Bulletin reciting the location of a severe storm; validating a relevant Bulletin into a Valid Bulletin by determining from the storm's location that it represents an imminent severe storm danger to at least one person of said database (capable of 10,000,000 or more persons) recording, if desired, an individual personal urgent warning to the name of the intended recipient of the Valid Bulletin; combining, if desired, said personal warning with a generic severe storm warning for said recipient; and, sending said Valid Bulletin with said combined warnings to said person whereby he is alerted within seconds of the release time of said National Weather Service bulletin to
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Emergency Communications Network, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. Tuttle
  • Patent number: 7577435
    Abstract: When a network pages the temporary user mobile identifier of a mobile station, the mobile station sends a response to the network. Next, the network checks the authenticity of the user using a ciphering key, corresponding to the temporary user mobile identifier and a random number. If the temporary user mobile identifier is authenticated, a normal incoming call acceptance procedure is executed. If the mobile station is authenticated although the temporary user mobile identifier is wrong, the network reassigns a new temporary user mobile identifier to the mobile station and stops the current communication. In communication, the network and the mobile station mutually notify encipherment-onset time and negotiate about encipherment manner with each other. In addition, diversity handover is commenced upon a call attempt. Furthermore, if a branch replacement is necessary, the current branch is replaced by new branches capable of executing the diversity handover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: NTT Mobile Communications Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Motoshi Tamura, Mutsumaru Miki, Akiko Okamoto, Kenya Kusunose, Akihiro Uchikoshi, Daisuke Igarashi, Katsuhiko Yamagata, Takaaki Sato, Junichiro Hagiwara, Yasuyuki Watanabe, Takuya Hamajima, Masafumi Hata, Nobutaka Ishikawa, Yoshiyuki Yasuda, Kazufumi Yunoki, Nobuhide Uchiyama
  • Publication number: 20090197646
    Abstract: When a network pages the temporary user mobile identifier of a mobile station, the mobile station sends a response to the network. Next, the network checks the authenticity of the user using a ciphering key, corresponding to the temporary user mobile identifier and a random number. If the temporary user mobile identifier is authenticated, a normal incoming call acceptance procedure is executed. If the mobile station is authenticated although the temporary user mobile identifier is wrong, the network reassigns a new temporary user mobile identifier to the mobile station and stops the current communication. In communication, the network and the mobile station mutually notify encipherment-onset time and negotiate about encipherment manner with each other. In addition, diversity handover is commenced upon a call attempt. Furthermore, if a branch replacement is necessary, the current branch is replaced by new branches capable of executing the diversity handover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicant: NTT Mobile Communications Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Motoshi Tamura, Mutsumaru Miki, Akiko Okamoto, Kenya Kusunose, Akihiro Uchikoshi, Daisuke Igarashi, Katsuhiko Yamagata, Takaaki Sato, Junichiro Hagiwara, Yasuyuki Watanabe, Takuya Hamajima, Masafumi Hata, Nobutaka Ishikawa, Yoshiyuki Yasuda, Kazufumi Yunoki, Nobuhide Uchiyama
  • Publication number: 20090191924
    Abstract: When a network pages the temporary user mobile identifier of a mobile station, the mobile station sends a response to the network. Next, the network checks the authenticity of the user using a ciphering key, corresponding to the temporary user mobile identifier and a random number. If the temporary user mobile identifier is authenticated, a normal incoming call acceptance procedure is executed. If the mobile station is authenticated although the temporary user mobile identifier is wrong, the network reassigns a new temporary user mobile identifier to the mobile station and stops the current communication. In communication, the network and the mobile station mutually notify encipherment-onset time and negotiate about encipherment manner with each other. In addition, diversity handover is commenced upon a call attempt. Furthermore, if a branch replacement is necessary, the current branch is replaced by new branches capable of executing the diversity handover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Applicant: NTT Mobile Communications Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Motoshi Tamura, Mutsumaru Miki, Akiko Okamoto, Kenya Kusunose, Akihiro Uchikoshi, Daisuke Igarashi, Katsuhiko Yamagata, Takaaki Sato, Junichiro Hagiwara, Yasuyuki Watanabe, Takuya Hamajima, Masafumi Hata, Nobutaka Ishikawa, Yoshiyuki Yasuda, Kazufumi Yunoki, Nobuhide Uchiyama
  • Publication number: 20090190761
    Abstract: When a network pages the temporary user mobile identifier of a mobile station, the mobile station sends a response to the network. Next, the network checks the authenticity of the user using a ciphering key, corresponding to the temporary user mobile identifier and a random number. If the temporary user mobile identifier is authenticated, a normal incoming call acceptance procedure is executed. If the mobile station is authenticated although the temporary user mobile identifier is wrong, the network reassigns a new temporary user mobile identifier to the mobile station and stops the current communication. In communication, the network and the mobile station mutually notify encipherment-onset time and negotiate about encipherment manner with each other. In addition, diversity handover is commenced upon a call attempt. Furthermore, if a branch replacement is necessary, the current branch is replaced by new branches capable of executing the diversity handover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Applicant: NTT Mobile Communications Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Motoshi Tamura, Mutsumaru Miki, Akiko Okamoto, Kenya Kusunose, Akihiro Uchikoshi, Daisuke Igarashi, Katsuhiko Yamagata, Takaaki Sato, Junichiro Hagiwara, Yasuyuki Watanabe, Takuya Hamajima, Masafumi Hata, Nobutaka Ishikawa, Yoshiyuki Yasuda, Kazufumi Yunoki, Nobuhide Uchiyama
  • Publication number: 20090154702
    Abstract: When a network pages the temporary user mobile identifier of a mobile station, the mobile station sends a response to the network. Next, the network checks the authenticity of the user using a ciphering key, corresponding to the temporary user mobile identifier and a random number. If the temporary user mobile identifier is authenticated, a normal incoming call acceptance procedure is executed. If the mobile station is authenticated although the temporary user mobile identifier is wrong, the network reassigns a new temporary user mobile identifier to the mobile station and stops the current communication. In communication, the network and the mobile station mutually notify encipherment-onset time and negotiate about encipherment manner with each other. In addition, diversity handover is commenced upon a call attempt. Furthermore, if a branch replacement is necessary, the current branch is replaced by new branches capable of executing the diversity handover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: NTT Mobile Communications Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Motoshi Tamura, Mutsumaru Miki, Akiko Okamoto, Kenya Kusunose, Akihiro Uchikoshi, Daisuke Igarashi, Katsuhiko Yamagata, Takaaki Sato, Junichiro Hagiwara, Yasuyuki Watanabe, Takuya Hamajima, Masafumi Hata, Nobutaka Ishikawa, Yoshiyuki Yasuda, Kazufumi Yunoki, Nobuhide Uchiyama
  • Publication number: 20090149182
    Abstract: When a network pages the temporary user mobile identifier of a mobile station, the mobile station sends a response to the network. Next, the network checks the authenticity of the user using a ciphering key, corresponding to the temporary user mobile identifier and a random number. If the temporary user mobile identifier is authenticated, a normal incoming call acceptance procedure is executed. If the mobile station is authenticated although the temporary user mobile identifier is wrong, the network reassigns a new temporary user mobile identifier to the mobile station and stops the current communication. In communication, the network and the mobile station mutually notify encipherment-onset time and negotiate about encipherment manner with each other. In addition, diversity handover is commenced upon a call attempt. Furthermore, if a branch replacement is necessary, the current branch is replaced by new branches capable of executing the diversity handover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Applicant: NTT Mobile Communications Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Motoshi Tamura, Mutsumaru Miki, Akiko Okamoto, Kenya Kusunose, Akihiro Uchikoshi, Daisuke Igarashi, Katsuhiko Yamagata, Takaaki Sato, Junichiro Hagiwara, Yasuyuki Watanabe, Takuya Hamajima, Masafumi Hata, Nobutaka Ishikawa, Yoshiyuki Yasuda, Kazufumi Yunoki, Nobuhide Uchiyama
  • Publication number: 20090149181
    Abstract: When a network pages the temporary user mobile identifier of a mobile station, the mobile station sends a response to the network. Next, the network checks the authenticity of the user using a ciphering key, corresponding to the temporary user mobile identifier and a random number. If the temporary user mobile identifier is authenticated, a normal incoming call acceptance procedure is executed. If the mobile station is authenticated although the temporary user mobile identifier is wrong, the network reassigns a new temporary user mobile identifier to the mobile station and stops the current communication. In communication, the network and the mobile station mutually notify encipherment-onset time and negotiate about encipherment manner with each other. In addition, diversity handover is commenced upon a call attempt. Furthermore, if a branch replacement is necessary, the current branch is replaced by new branches capable of executing the diversity handover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Applicant: NTT Mobile Communications Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Motoshi Tamura, Mutsumaru Miki, Akiko Okamoto, Kenya Kusunose, Akihiro Uchikoshi, Daisuke Igarashi, Katsuhiko Yamagata, Takaaki Sato, Junichiro Hagiwara, Yasuyuki Watanabe, Takuya Hamajima, Masafumi Hata, Nobutaka Ishikawa, Yoshiyuki Yasuda, Kazufumi Yunoki, Nobuhide Uchiyama
  • Publication number: 20090141687
    Abstract: When a network pages the temporary user mobile identifier of a mobile station, the mobile station sends a response to the network. Next, the network checks the authenticity of the user using a ciphering key, corresponding to the temporary user mobile identifier and a random number. If the temporary user mobile identifier is authenticated, a normal incoming call acceptance procedure is executed. If the mobile station is authenticated although the temporary user mobile identifier is wrong, the network reassigns a new temporary user mobile identifier to the mobile station and stops the current communication. In communication, the network and the mobile station mutually notify encipherment-onset time and negotiate about encipherment manner with each other. In addition, diversity handover is commenced upon a call attempt. Furthermore, if a branch replacement is necessary, the current branch is replaced by new branches capable of executing the diversity handover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2009
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Applicant: NTT Mobile Communications Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Motoshi Tamura, Mutsumaru Miki, Akiko Okamoto, Kenya Kusunose, Akihiro Uchikoshi, Daisuke Igarashi, Katsuhiko Yamagata, Takaaki Sato, Junichiro Hagiwara, Yasuyuki Watanabe, Takuya Hamajima, Masafumi Hata, Nobutaka Ishikawa, Yoshiyuki Yasuda, Kazufumi Yunoki, Nobuhide Uchiyama
  • Patent number: 7519102
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a spreading signal assigning method and a signal transmitting method in a direct sequence CDMA mobile communication system, a mobile wireless communication system using the methods, and a transmitter, a receiver and a transceiver in the mobile wireless communication system in which an assignment method of a second spreading code is devised such that various services can be provided. The invention is configured such that a signal spread with the second spreading code is transmitted between a base station and a mobile station by assigning a code associated with each base station group or a code associated with each network type to which the base station group belongs as the second spreading code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: NTT Mobile Communications Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Futakata, Masatoshi Kimoto, Tsutomu Taguchi, Yoshiaki Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 7469365
    Abstract: The writing address supply part 210 supplies writing addresses for writing the bits forming bit sequences corresponding to the header H contained in a frame to be transmitted or stored and bit sequences corresponding to the data D, into the operating memory 220. The reading address supply part 230 alternately supplies to the operating memory 220 a plurality of addresses for reading a plurality of continuous bits corresponding to the header H from the operating memory 220, and an address for reading 1 bit corresponding to the data D from the operating memory 220, and reads the bit sequence such that the bits forming the bit sequence corresponding to the header H are scattered and arranged within the bit sequence forming the data D, from the operating memory. In accordance with such an interleaving device, it is possible to individually randomize frames according to their constituent data, and it is possible to transmit the bits that make up such data in a format which is most suited for said data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: NTT Mobile Communications Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Toshiro Kawahara, Toshio Miki, Sanae Hotani, Takashi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7428667
    Abstract: The writing address supply part 210 supplies writing addresses for writing the bits forming bit sequences corresponding to the header H contained in a frame to be transmitted or stored and bit sequences corresponding to the data D, into the operating memory 220. The reading address supply part 230 alternately supplies to the operating memory 220 a plurality of addresses for reading a plurality of continuous bits corresponding to the header H from the operating memory 220, and an address for reading 1 bit corresponding to the data D from the operating memory 220, and reads the bit sequence such that the bits forming the bit sequence corresponding to the header H are scattered and arranged within the bit sequence forming the data D, from the operating memory. In accordance with such an interleaving device, it is possible to individually randomize frames according to their constituent data, and it is possible to transmit the bits that make up such data in a format which is most suited for said data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Assignee: NTT Mobile Communications Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Toshiro Kawahara, Toshio Miki, Sanae Hotani, Takashi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7403489
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mobile communication system including a network constituted of at least one switching center and a plurality of base stations, and a mobile station which communicates with the base stations simultaneously. The system permits varying transmission delay between the switching center and the base stations according to the type of services available to the mobile station. The object of the present invention is to propose a communication which permits varying transmission delay according to the type of service currently employed, and to promptly recover a synchronization state even if an out-of-sync state happens. To attain the object, a memory means (mobile switching center processor 32) stores transmission delay characteristics corresponding to services which are available to the mobile station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: NTT Mobile Communications Network Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Ohtani, Motoshi Tamura, Takaaki Satoh, Hiroki Morikawa, Fumiaki Ishino
  • Patent number: 7383045
    Abstract: When a network pages the temporary user mobile identifier of a mobile station, the mobile station sends a response to the network. Next, the network checks the authenticity of the user using a ciphering key, corresponding to the temporary user mobile identifier and a random number. If the temporary user mobile identifier is authenticated, a normal incoming call acceptance procedure is executed. If the mobile station is authenticated although the temporary user mobile identifier is wrong, the network reassigns a new temporary user mobile identifier to the mobile station and stops the current communication. In communication, the network and the mobile station mutually notify encipherment-onset time and negotiate about encipherment manner with each other. In addition, diversity handover is commenced upon a call attempt. Furthermore, if a branch replacement is necessary, the current branch is replaced by new branches capable of executing the diversity handover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: NTT Mobile Communications Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Motoshi Tamura, Mutsumaru Miki, Akiko Okamoto, Kenya Kusunose, Akihiro Uchikoshi, Daisuke Igarashi, Katsuhiko Yamagata, Takaaki Sato, Junichiro Hagiwara, Yasuyuki Watanabe, Takuya Hamajima, Masafumi Hata, Nobutaka Ishikawa, Yoshiyuki Yasuda, Kazufumi Yunoki, Nobuhide Uchiyama
  • Publication number: 20080108356
    Abstract: When a network pages the temporary user mobile identifier of a mobile station, the mobile station sends a response to the network. Next, the network checks the authenticity of the user using a ciphering key, corresponding to the temporary user mobile identifier and a random number. If the temporary user mobile identifier is authenticated, a normal incoming call acceptance procedure is executed. If the mobile station is authenticated although the temporary user mobile identifier is wrong, the network reassigns a new temporary user mobile identifier to the mobile station and stops the current communication. In communication, the network and the mobile station mutually notify encipherment-onset time and negotiate about encipherment manner with each other. In addition, diversity handover is commenced upon a call attempt. Furthermore, if a branch replacement is necessary, the current branch is replaced by new branches capable of executing the diversity handover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Applicant: NTT Mobile Communications Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Motoshi Tamura, Mutsumaru Miki, Akiko Okamoto, Kenya Kusunose, Akihiro Uchikoshi, Daisuke Igarashi, Katsuhiko Yamagata, Takaaki Sato, Junichiro Hagiwara, Yasuyuki Watanabe, Takuya Hamajima, Masafumi Hata, Nobutaka Ishikawa, Yoshiyuki Yasuda, Kazufumi Yunoki, Nobuhide Uchiyama
  • Patent number: 7355130
    Abstract: A cable sealing device (10) includes a member (14) includes an elastomeric material and adapted to be fitted into a cable receiving aperture. The member includes a first wall (16) and a second wall (18) spaced apart from the first wall to partially define a cavity (20) between the walls. Each wall includes a cable receiving slot (e.g., 22, 24) formed in the wall. Each wall is deformable away from the respective slot to accommodate a respective cable portion (e.g., 26, 28) extended through the slot so that the wall is biased around the cable portion to minimize any opening around the cable portion passing through the slot. The slots in the respective walls cooperate to provide a redundant seal around a cable portion (30) passing through the member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Siemens Information and Communication Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Glen Allen Holman, Andrew Filtness, Thomas Herbert Singer
  • Publication number: 20070298804
    Abstract: When a network pages the temporary user mobile identifier of a mobile station, the mobile station sends a response to the network. Next, the network checks the authenticity of the user using a ciphering key, corresponding to the temporary user mobile identifier and a random number. If the temporary user mobile identifier is authenticated, a normal incoming call acceptance procedure is executed. If the mobile station is authenticated although the temporary user mobile identifier is wrong, the network reassigns a new temporary user mobile identifier to the mobile station and stops the current communication. In communication, the network and the mobile station mutually notify encipherment-onset time and negotiate about encipherment manner with each other. In addition, diversity handover is commenced upon a call attempt. Furthermore, if a branch replacement is necessary, the current branch is replaced by new branches capable of executing the diversity handover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Applicant: NTT Mobile Communications Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Motoshi Tamura, Mutsumaru Miki, Akiko Okamoto, Kenya Kusunose, Akihiro Uchikoshi, Daisuke Igarashi, Katsuhiko Yamagata, Takaaki Sato, Junichiro Hagiwara, Yasuyuki Watanabe, Takuya Hamajima, Masafumi Hata, Nobutaka Ishikawa, Yoshiyuki Yasuda, Kazufumi Yunoki, Nobuhide Uchiyama