Patents Examined by Charles N. Appiah
  • Patent number: 8401545
    Abstract: In a communication system comprising multiple networks, a system is provided for re-establishing a dropped call, involving subscribers of possibly different networks, between a user A who has been unintentionally-disconnected from a communication network and a user B who is the other party to the call. The system includes a database, a detection task module, re-establishment task modules and a task manager module. The call is re-established after complete tear-down of the dropped call in both users' networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: On-Q Telecom Systems Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Oren Tal, Reuven Tal
  • Patent number: 8369848
    Abstract: The present disclosure introduces a system and method for distributing content. Content is stored on a server located on a vehicle prior to departure by the vehicle for a destination. A portable device is provided by a passenger on the vehicle. A communication link is established between the server and the portable device, and the content is transmitted to the portable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: American Airlines, Inc.
    Inventors: Veronica M. Lopes, Doug Backelin, Erik Miller, Henry Joyner, David Gaspar, Thomas J. Dolan
  • Patent number: 8295891
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for optimization of a modem for high data rate applications comprise a plurality of hardware accelerators which are configured to perform data processing functions, wherein the hardware accelerators are parameterized, a processor is configured to selectively activate accelerators according to the desired function to conserve power requirements and a shared memory configured for communication between the plurality of hardware accelerators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Interdigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas R. Castor, Edward L. Hepler, Michael F. Starsinic, William C. Hackett, David S. Bass, Joseph W. Gredone, Paul L. Russell, Jr., Richard P. Gorman
  • Patent number: 8289890
    Abstract: A communication apparatus capable of being connected to another communication apparatus generates temporary connection information used in making a wireless connection. The apparatus presents this temporary connection information and makes a wireless connection to another communication apparatus based upon this temporary connection information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Michihei Murayama
  • Patent number: 8175516
    Abstract: A communication terminal according to the invention aims at improving convenience by proper reflection of a user's intention changing in accordance with a status of the terminal. A portable phone terminal provided with a broadcast program reception function, including: a program reservation unit 31 for reserving a process for a broadcast program; a terminal status detection unit 42 for detecting a status of the terminal; and a terminal operation control unit 43 for performing control to correct the reserved process in accordance with the terminal status up to a predetermined point of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Masatoshi Nakao, Kouji Hatano, Toshio Yagi
  • Patent number: 8160629
    Abstract: In a radio access network in which a first access terminal uses a first access point to access the network and a second access terminal uses a second access point to access the network, interference is reduced in communications between the first access terminal and the first access point by adjusting signal power levels of the second access terminal without requiring coordination between the first and second access points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Airvana, Corp.
    Inventors: Amit Mate, Paul D'Arcy, Satish Ananthaiyer
  • Patent number: 8073433
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing an interactive service during a broadcast service includes a transmitting element and a processing element. The transmitting element is capable of communicating broadcast content of the broadcast service to a plurality of receiving terminals. The processing element is configured to at least partially control the transmitting element. The processing element is configured to communicate with a network device in order to request a program specific group for communication of the interactive service to a receiving terminal that is a member of the program specific group. The interactive service is communicated to the receiving terminal that is a member of the program specific group with reception of the broadcast service. The content associated with the interactive service originates from the receiving terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Francesco Balestrieri
  • Patent number: 8050716
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes a terminal body having a display unit; a band connected with both ends of the terminal body; and a manipulation unit disposed on the terminal body and moving in multiple directions based on a central shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Man-Soo Shin, Won-Seok Joo, Kyung-Tae Yang, Jong-Hun Jang
  • Patent number: 8036205
    Abstract: A wireless terminal using OFDM signaling supporting both terrestrial and satellite base station connectivity operates using conventional access probe signaling in a first mode of operation to establish a timing synchronized wireless link with a terrestrial base station. In a second mode of operation, used to establish a timing synchronized wireless link with a satellite base station, a slightly modified access protocol is employed. The round trip signaling time and timing ambiguity between a wireless terminal and a satellite base station is substantially greater than with a terrestrial base station. The modified access protocol uses coding of access probe signals to uniquely identify a superslot index within a beaconslot. The modified protocol uses multiple access probes with different timing offsets to further resolve timing ambiguity and allows the satellite base station access monitoring interval to remain small in duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Frank A. Lane, Rajiv Laroia, Junyi Li
  • Patent number: 8005058
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for use by a mobile communication device in switching operation for communications from a wireless wide area network (WWAN) to a wireless local area network (WLAN) are disclosed. While providing operation for communications in the WWAN, the mobile device continually maintains visited cell site history information in its memory. The visited cell site history information is indicative of one or more visited cell sites of the WWAN that served the mobile device over a moving time period of its operation. The mobile device continually monitors the visited cell site history information to identify whether it has been contained within a local geographic region over the moving time period. When the mobile device is identified to have been contained within the local geographic region, it is permitted to operate for communications with the WLAN. In response to such permission, the mobile device may enable its WLAN radio transceiver and select the WLAN for communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventor: Mark E. Pecen
  • Patent number: 8005471
    Abstract: An access network of an apparatus in one example is configured to provide a wireless communication service over a coverage area and is configured to support a broadcast multicast system (BCMCS). The access network is configured to broadcast at least one broadcast control-signaling channel (BCC) over the coverage area via at least one BCMCS flow. Each of the at least one BCMCS flow is identified by a flow identifier. The access network is configured to select, based at least in part on a flow identifier registration by an access terminal, a selected BCC of the at least one BCC or another control channel for sending a signaling message to the access terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Mingshen Gao
  • Patent number: 7996013
    Abstract: A method, call setup device (10) and computer program product for controlling telephone call setup for an associated user and having access to different communication networks are provided. The call setup device (10) comprising a data receiving unit (52) receiving a first data message (DM1) from the user comprising callee identifying information and user identifying information and a control unit (48) having access to call placing units (12, 14, 58), each connected to corresponding network (24,32) and providing telephone call set up via these networks, wherein the control unit analyses the callee and user identifying information, orders a call placing unit to set up a first telephone call to a user terminal, orders a call placing unit to set up a second telephone call to a callee terminal and orders an interconnection of the first and the second call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Opticaller Software AB
    Inventors: Mattias Hansson, Jorgen Steijer
  • Patent number: 7996044
    Abstract: There is provided a mobile communication device comprising an environment as a mobile communication device platform and an application execution environment configured on the mobile communication device platform. The application execution environment has a function of a first software interface, for receiving an operation regarding a wallpaper setting which is used by a wallpaper setting program as a default application operating on the mobile communication device platform, for a user setting application operating on the application execution environment. The mobile communication device platform has a function of a second software interface, for receiving an operation regarding the wallpaper setting which is used by the wallpaper setting program, for the application execution environment. An instruction for an operation regarding the wallpaper setting issued from the user setting application is reflected in the wallpaper setting via the first software interface and the second software interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Access Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuki Hamada, Kaoru Hagiwara
  • Patent number: 7995988
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system 10 and corresponding method for locating mobile terminals 12 following a location request whereto is associated information whose content depends on the position and characteristics of the mobile terminal 12 to be located. The system 10 comprises a cellular phone location centre (MLC centre) 15 able to locate the mobile terminals 12, in selective fashion, as the type and reliability of the received information vary. The system 10 and corresponding method allow, by means of the MLC centre 15, to select, among a plurality of location engines, a determined engine suited to manage the received information and selectively to identify both the position of the mobile terminal 12 and accuracy indicators relating to the type of locating operation performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Telecom Italia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Davide Filizola, Loris Stola
  • Patent number: 7996021
    Abstract: A wireless network permits wireless devices to determine their own location and receive location-based services. The network includes a communication server coupled to a plurality of access points and at least one mobile wireless device that wirelessly communicates through the access points. Each wireless device includes a location table through which the wireless device can determine its physical location. The location table includes the physical location of the various access points indexed by their network addresses. When the wireless device communicates with an access point, the access point provides the wireless device its address. The wireless device uses the address of the access point as an index into the location table to determine its own location based on the location of the access point. Once the wireless device has determined its own physical location, it requests location-based services from or through the communication server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric S. Brauel, James J. Ganthier, Sean Burke, William Caldwell Crosswy
  • Patent number: 7995530
    Abstract: A method includes steps, performed by a wireless device for accessing a wireless network through network base stations. The steps include selecting a reverse link cost metric from a list of reverse link cost metrics. A reverse link cost is determined according to the selected reverse link cost metric. A plurality of base stations are partitioned into a plurality of candidate base stations and a plurality of excluded base stations. The plurality of base stations are substituted with the candidate base stations, thereby reducing the cardinality of the plurality of base stations by the cardinality of the plurality of excluded base stations. A candidate base station is selected from a plurality of the base stations. A probe signal is sent at the reverse link cost to the candidate base station. A response from the candidate base station is waited for within a timeout period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Wen Zhao, Xin Jin
  • Patent number: 7991393
    Abstract: A telecommunication system establishes location information concurrently with the set-up of a landline as a network address for delivering wireless-based subscription services. A location register in the wireless system defines a current network location where a respective subscriber is connected and a current geographic location where said respective subscriber is located. An access device is provided for coupling with a landline within the public switched telephone network, wherein the landline has a landline ID, and wherein a user terminal connected to the landline is associated with a fixed geographic location. A control channel transmits an electronic identification number of a subscriber and a location coordinate corresponding to the fixed geographic location from the access device to the location register during registration of the landline as the current network address of the user terminal. The subscriber receives location-based wireless services via the landline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Fred S. Cook, Lynn A. Neir
  • Patent number: 7991427
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method of remote application management on wireless data terminals using a device management agent and dynamic link libraries provided by the application. Third party applications on a wireless device can communicate and be controlled by a remote management server via a management client plug-in interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: MFormation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Badri Nath, Srinivas Devarakonda, Rakesh Kushwaha
  • Patent number: 7991398
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and arrangements for providing macro diversity, also referred to as diversity handover, DHO, related instructions to a node, e.g. a Node B, that is a part of a DHO connection in a mobile telecommunication network wherein the macro diversity functionality is distributed to a Radio Network Controller, RNC, and its connected Node Bs in said network. The method comprises the steps of: including in a signaling message one or more transport layer addresses and one or more transport bearer reference parameters in order to direct one or more data flows of the DHO connection, and sending said signaling message to said node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Johan Rune
  • Patent number: 7991407
    Abstract: A method for identifying an appropriate public safety answering point for a mobile unit includes establishing communication between a telematics service provider and the mobile unit. Mobile unit data is received at the telematics service provider. The data includes at least the speed of the mobile unit. The telematics service provider, upon recognition and analysis of the data, predicts a position of the mobile unit during a planned conversation with a public safety answering point. An appropriate public safety answering point is identified based on the predicted position of the mobile unit. Communication with the identified public safety answering point is established from the telematics service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: General Motors LLC
    Inventors: Catherine L. McCormick, Christopher L. Oesterling