Patents Examined by Daniel S. Hunter
  • Patent number: 6652295
    Abstract: Ground bus (50) including a body section (48) having a plurality of apertures (52) for grounding of a like plurality of modules (16). Ground bus (50) is mountable in an enclosure (10) and includes an integral termination section (62) whereinto an external ground conductor is inserted to be compressed by a terminal (56) against the body section (48) for quickly establishing a ground connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Inventors: Maris Anthony Glass, Sam Denovich, James Shannon Hower
  • Patent number: 6377804
    Abstract: A method of operating a mobile telephone within a geographical area having overlapping coverage from a first, GSM, network and a second, UMTS, network, where said GSM network is the home network (HPLMN) of the mobile communication device and said GSM and UMTS networks provide respective first and second sets of services in said geographical area. The method comprises registering the telephone with the GSM network when a service of said first set is requested and registering the device with the UMTS network when a service of said second set, but not of said first set, is requested. The method provides the mobile telephone with a roaming for service function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones Ltd.
    Inventor: Raino Lintulampi
  • Patent number: 6341222
    Abstract: A communication system (100) that includes base stations (103-109) comprising selection circuitry (207) is provided herein. The determination of a call anchoring base station (base station performing Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) frame selection) is made based on the base station with a lowest mean work load. During communication with a remote unit (113), frames received by non-call anchoring base stations (105, 107) are backhauled to a switch (101). The switch (101) then sidehauls the frames to the call anchoring base station (103), where selection and call processing functions for the particular call takes place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2002
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip D. Neumiller, Paul M. Popowski, Ron Rotstein
  • Patent number: 6324391
    Abstract: A cellular system includes wide band digital signal processing at a central office that is connected to one or more cellular sites by optical fiber cables. Data signals are exchanged between the cell sites and the central office using intensity modulated optical data signals. Control of call supervision and handling is consolidated in the central office to enable dynamic variation of wireless service reception and transmission capabilities at a cell site in response to changing demands for wireless service. Each antenna at a cell site may receive and transmit an assigned RF bandwidth using any frequency within that band. The central office processes the entire received spectrum for controlling detection and transmitting range, RF carrier frequency and transmit power level for an active channel link established between a cellular station and the system in a cell site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Assignee: MVS Incorporated
    Inventor: Donald H. Bodell
  • Patent number: 6289203
    Abstract: A method for determining a final propagation loss of a signal transmitted from a transmitter (302) and received at a receiver (303) located in a proximity of a road (340) in a predefined area (350) includes calculating an environmental factor based on a transportation network information associated with predefined area (350), and determining the final propagation loss based on the environmental factor. A method of creating a data base used for calculating the propagation loss includes providing a preliminary data base, calculating a road density constant based on a road profile of predefined area (350), calculating a road constant based on a road classification profile of road (340), calculating the environmental factor by summing the road density constant, and the road constant, and modifying the preliminary data base according to the environmental factor to produce the data base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack Anthony Smith, John Douglas Reed, Adam Dewhirst
  • Patent number: 6259932
    Abstract: A portable computer and telecommunications equipment unit has the functions of a mobile telephone and a computer in a single apparatus. Both functions can be used in an optimum manner either separately or simultaneously. The modular computer and telecommunications equipment is approximately the size of an elongated wallet and has a top module with a telecommunication system. The outer face of the top module carries a telephone keyboard and a telephone display, and its inner side carries a flat display that acts as a computer display. The equipment further has a second underlying module that contains a computer. The top and underlying modules are pivotably interconnected by a hinge. Additional modules that constitute functional extensions or additional energy supply units may be mounted on or in the second module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Assignee: Constin Design GmbH
    Inventor: Hans-Peter Constien
  • Patent number: 6243578
    Abstract: A telephone transmitting/receiving unit comprising an electronic circuit having a function of converting a signal received by an antenna to signal to be outputted by a speaker, a function of converting a signal inputted by a microphone to a signal to be outputted by the antenna, a function of performing prescribed processing, based on a signal from an operational unit, a function of generating a signal to a display unit, a cartridge removably loaded in a slot formed in the mobile communication terminal, and an input/output unit for inputting/outputting a signal to/from the mobile communication terminal is loaded in the mobile communication terminal. The telephone transmitting/receiving unit is loaded in the mobile communication terminal, whereby mobile communication can be performed by the use of the mobile communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Inventor: Kunihiko Koike
  • Patent number: 6240276
    Abstract: In a cellular communication system, positioning receiver disposed in a mobile station is tuned based on an reference frequency error transmitted from the base station. In accordance with the transmitted reference frequency error, the mobile station adjusts the tuning frequency of the positioning receiver. As a result, the GPS receiver locks onto the GPS satellite signals at a faster speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: Ericsson Inc.
    Inventor: William O. Camp, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6233460
    Abstract: A portable telephone set is provided with a remote control button for remotely controlling the base station telephone set by operating the button. If the portable telephone set is out of the service area of the base station set when the remote control button is operated, the portable telephone set calls the base station set by using the telephone numbers of the base station set stored in the RAM of the portable telephone set to connect it to the base station set by way of a line and thereafter transmits a remote control signal for the operated remote control button to the base station set. If the portable telephone set receives control information from a radio base station as it enters the service area of the radio base station from outside the service area, the speaker of the portable telephone set sounds to notify the user of the situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Osamu Nojima
  • Patent number: 6229985
    Abstract: When a power failure occurs, a control unit 107 of a main apparatus 101 acquires the outside line 102a through an outside line I/F unit 102 and transmits a signal for requesting terminating transfer and a signal for designating a transfer destination to a public network 108 while receiving power from a backup power supply 106M. After this terminating transfer is requested, and an incoming call to the telephone number of an outside line 102a is received, the public network 108 calls the transfer destination designated for terminating transfer. If the telephone number for calling a radio telephone set 109 from a public base station 113 is designated as this transfer destination, the public base station 113 calls the radio telephone set 109 in a terminating transfer operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shunji Arai
  • Patent number: 6226536
    Abstract: Radio equipment is made up of a portable telephone and a charger for charging it. Whether or not the telephone is set on the charger is determined, when a call incoming occurs while the telephone is set on the charger, the telephone alerts the user of the telephone to the call incoming via a call incoming reporter selected beforehand. If the call incoming reporter selected beforehand uses vibration, a vibration detector included in the charger detects the vibration of the telephone. Subsequently, an alert tone is output via aa speaker included in the charger. When the user hearing the alert tone picks up the telephone from the charger, the alert tone output from the speaker ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Tsutomu Miyashita
  • Patent number: 6226508
    Abstract: Outputs of A/D converters 110, 111, and 112 are input to correlation devices 117, 118, and 119. The correlation devices 117, 118, and 119 output ratios of these signals to an output signal of a modulator 116 for modulating an output of a switching device 115. Each of standardizing devices 120, 121, and 122 cancels a gain component from an input signal, and selects a signal having a maximum signal-to-interference power ratio. A switching device 124 switches a transmitting antenna in accordance with the selection result so as tc send a transmitting message. A switching device 125 switches a unique word in a synchronous burst, and a unique word in a communication channel signal, or a receiving message to be sent to the correlation devices as a reference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Takahashi, Katsuhiko Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 6226516
    Abstract: A terminal coupled to an intelligent telecommunication network may invoke dynamically modifiable subscriber services by transmitting information to a switch to which script files, each containing programming script needed to initiate a calling feature or other advanced subscriber service and a criteria statement used for triggering execution of the programming script, were downloaded thereto from a home location register where the script files may be added, deleted or otherwise modified by a system administrator. A program execution module residing at the switch compares the received information to the criteria statement for each script file downloaded thereto and executes the programming script of the script file having a criteria statement which matches the received string of digits. In wireless systems, the script files are downloaded to an MSC whenever a roaming terminal registers therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Assignee: Northern Telecom Limited
    Inventors: Rohit Gupta, Daniel Cohn, John Visser
  • Patent number: 6223030
    Abstract: A communications operating system is provided herein. The communications operating system having a common communication system comprising a radio frequency transceiving means for transmitting and receiving radio frequency signals and a system list means for storing a list of communication systems available. The system also includes a feature list means for storing a list of feature programs, where the feature programs comprise at least one of an enabling program to enable resident functions, a high-level design specification, and an executable feature specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Van Den Heuvel, Nicholas Whinnett, William Robinson, Jon Gibbs
  • Patent number: 6219549
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a handset are provided to select a channel for monitoring a system operating under a cellular radio telephone protocol supported by repetitive cellular radio systems. A base station transmits a signal packet having time slots and fields, which are recognizable by the handset. There is a selection of a carrier of a channel to scan in order to detect the packet. Upon finding a specified data field in the packet, there is a checking of a primary access right identity (PARI). Thereafter, the system may be found in order for the handset to lock onto the system, and, in the event that the system is not found, the procedure continues with a second pass which begins with a recording of received signal strength and secondary access right identity (SARI) information. In the second pass, there is again a selection of a carrier for scanning, this being obtained by use of information of the first pass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones Limited
    Inventor: Nguyen Quan Tat
  • Patent number: 6219532
    Abstract: In a movable radio terminal device, a switching circuit connects, in response to one of first and second matching switching control signals, an antenna 2 to one of first and second impedance matching circuits. The controlling unit produces and supplies, at every predetermined time interval, the first and second matching switching control signals to the switching circuit, respectively, to make a memory device memorize, as first and second level signals having first and second level values, detected level signals from a level detecting circuit when the switching circuit connects the antenna to the first and second impedance matching circuits, respectively, when the detected level value from the level detecting circuit is smaller than one of the first and second level values that corresponds to the second greatest level value in the first and second level values, and when the controlling unit is supplied with a human body contact discriminating signal from a human body contact discriminating circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiko Tanaka, Yoshimasa Hosonuma
  • Patent number: 6215992
    Abstract: The universal dictation input apparatus and method disclosed employs multiple wireless dictation devices (“WDD”) and base stations each of which include a 900 MHz radio for communicating with one another over selected radio frequency (“RF”) channel pairs to conduct dictation sessions on centralized dictation systems (“CDSs”). Each base station is uniquely assigned a single channel pair. The WDDs are programmed with code representing the exclusive channels of a select number of base stations. When a user takes a WDD off-hook, a WDD sequentially and cyclically scans for carrier transmitted by authorized base stations until an idle base station is identified and linked to over the authorized channel. The user of a WDD must be authorized to conduct dictation sessions on one or more CDSs. To this end the WDDs includes a dialing address keypad to address authorized CDSs. The CDSs are third party systems addressed from a WDD by DTMF dialing digits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Inventors: Dennis S. Howell, Donald E. Latson, Jason D. Gaines, Richard Ford, Franklin B. Parks, Robert W. Ross, John R. Nelson
  • Patent number: 6212406
    Abstract: A base station equipment for receiving and transmitting a signal of a desired user, which signal to be received may arrive at the equipment along several different paths with several different delays, and which equipment includes one or more antenna arrays composed of several elements, one or more channel units having components for phasing the signal to be transmitted and received by the antenna array in such a way that the gain from the antenna array is the greatest in the desired directions. Each channel unit includes components for searching for the incoming directions and delays of the received signal components, and components for controlling the phasing components on the basis of the information in such a way that the angle of the greatest gain of the antenna beams is deflected in the environment of the desired directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: Nokia Telecommunications OY
    Inventors: Ilkka Keskitalo, Peter Muszynski, Jaana Laiho-Steffens
  • Patent number: 6212372
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for providing at least two identities to a subscriber unit of a mobile telephone system. A subscriber identity module (SIM) is provided which is inserted into the subscriber unit for selectively activating an identity. The module may be activated through a keypad on the subscriber unit allowing a subscriber to enter a code for selecting a specific identity, or it may be a card having a separate program circuit on either end so that when inserted into the unit with its first end, a first identity is activated, and when inserted into the unit with its second end, a second identity is activated. Each selected identity may be allocated a separate directory number or all identities may be allocated a single number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: Comvik GSM AB
    Inventor: Tomas Julin
  • Patent number: 6208871
    Abstract: In a wireless communication system including at least a first (101) and a second base transceiver station (201), a method for providing time adjustment to the second base transceiver station (201) is presented. The method includes supplying an identity of the first and second base transceiver station to a mobile station (103), and based on the identity, tracking a first signal from the first base transceiver station (101) and a second signal from the second base transceiver station (201) by the mobile station (103). The method further includes determining a timing adjustment calculation based on a first time offset of the first and a second time offset of the second signal by the mobile station. And finally, the method includes transmitting the timing adjustment calculation to the second base station transceiver (201), the timing adjustment subsequently used to adjust the timing of the second base station transceiver (201).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2001
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Maurice Hall, Shawn Allison Warner, Michael Anthony Krzystyniak