Patents Examined by Erica Navar
  • Patent number: 9398431
    Abstract: A method for running applications using a mobile device and a playback apparatus supporting a BD-J specification is disclosed. In accordance with the present invention, a function that cannot be provided by the playback apparatus supporting the BD-J specification is provided by the mobile device, thereby preventing the lack of resources and the rise of suppressing the manufacturing costs of the playback apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: SK PLANET CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wonjang Baek
  • Patent number: 9397717
    Abstract: An electronic device gripping system allows a user to securely and comfortably hold a portable electronic device using one or more fingers. The system includes a base member having a first surface, a second surface, and a perimeter edge coupled to and extending between the first surface and the second surface. A finger securement member is coupled to the first surface of the base member and receives a finger of a user therein. A connector is coupled to the base member and couples the base member to a cell phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Inventor: John S. Curran
  • Patent number: 9380471
    Abstract: Some demonstrative embodiments include devices, systems and methods of determining a Time of Arrival (ToA) of a wireless communication signal. For example, a method may include receiving a signal over a wireless communication channel, detecting a symbol boundary of a symbol of the signal, and determining a ToA of the signal based on the symbol boundary and a channel estimation of the wireless communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuval Amizur, Leor Banin
  • Patent number: 9373307
    Abstract: A portable device with a flexible display and a method for displaying information in the portable device with a flexible display are provided. The portable device includes a sensor for detecting at least one of a user's face and an ambient brightness, the flexible display including a first area and a second area, and a controller for displaying information in the first area when at least one of the user's face is detected and the ambient brightness has a value greater than a threshold, and for displaying the information in the second area when at least one of the user's face is not detected and the ambient brightness has value less than the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Min-Soo Kim, Seung-Hyun Park
  • Patent number: 9357449
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method between a terminal and a network during an inter PLMN (public land mobile network) handover in a mobile communication network that shares an E-UTRAN (evolved universal terrestrial radio access network), and a mobile communication system thereof. According to the present invention, the terminal performs E-UTRAN registration through a base station (eNB) and an MME (MME), updates a routing area, activates ISR (idle state signaling reduction), receives a handover command to the previous PLMN or another PLMN and transmits a location update request message to the MME while the handover is being executed. As such, a communication disconnect or any authentication or security failure during the inter PLMN handover of the terminal can be avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung-Joo Suh, Kyeong-In Jeong
  • Patent number: 9313721
    Abstract: To reduce power consumption for communication operation wherein a client terminal at the time of offline searches a base station or access point. A server uses a communication information predicting algorithm to predict a location or time whereby the server becomes an offline state over a movement route of a client terminal, and a location or time whereby the server returns to an online state, and informs to the client terminal. The client terminal suspends a communication function when reaching the informed offline predicted location or time. The client terminal at the time of offline determines that the current location or time has reached an online return predicted location or time using location recognition or point-in-time recognition, and restores the communication function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichiro Abe, Shigeru Arisawa, Takashi Usui, Seiji Esaka, Shuhei Sonoda, Masayuki Takada, Hiroyuki Yamasuge
  • Patent number: 9291701
    Abstract: Some demonstrative embodiments include devices, systems and/or methods of determining a relative-location of a mobile device. For example, a proximity estimator may receive input information of at least first and second sets of one or more wireless communication devices corresponding to first and second mobile devices, respectively, and may determine a relative location of the first mobile device with respect to the second mobile device based on a relationship between the information of the first and second sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ophir Shabtay
  • Patent number: 9288695
    Abstract: A system and method of testing call performance of a plurality of mobile telephones is provided. In one embodiment the method comprises storing in a memory of a test device, data for one or more test scenarios that each comprises associated test parameters for attempting a plurality of telephone calls, causing the mobile telephone to attempt to establish a plurality of telephone calls of the test scenarios, and monitoring the plurality of telephone calls of the mobile telephone to determine test results data. The method further includes attempting and monitoring a plurality of telephone calls of the mobile telephone to determine test results data with one or more remote call servers and outputting the test results data to a remote computer system for processing to determine the number of dropped calls, call set up times, number of calls successfully initiated, number of calls having two way speech, and other data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Spirent Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Dimitrios M. Topaltzas, Jeffrey P. Homer
  • Patent number: 9282528
    Abstract: In a mobile communication system, a mobile-station location information management device creates plural transmission-power output data-sets including individual pieces of transmission-power data of plural base-stations with changing the transmission-power of the plural base-stations; creates plural reception-power data-tables individually corresponding to the created plural transmission-power output data-sets and each including plural pieces of divided-area data individually corresponding to plural individual divided-areas within a location-detection target area where each piece of divided-area data includes reception-power data of signals transmitted from the plural base-stations; selects a reception-power data table corresponding to the changed transmission-power data-set from among the created plural reception-power data-tables when the transmission-power of the plural base-stations are changed after the mobile-station has moved into the location-detection target area; and detects, as a location of the mo
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Masanori Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 9268367
    Abstract: A device may have a plurality of displays, such as a high-power display and a low-power display. The low-power display may be used to display various types of information. Some examples of information that may be displayed on the low-power display include personal customizations of the device (e.g., skins, tattoos, text or graphics, etc.), a battery meter, a signal strength meter, the date and time, or any other type of information. In one example, the device has a separate processor that drives the low-power display, so that the low-power display can be used while the device is in sleep mode or off. In another example, an application that runs on the device's regular processor uses the high- and low-power displays cooperatively to display output from an application. The low-power display can be wrapped around the edges and/or corners of the device, to make effective use of the device's surface area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Blaise H. Aguera y Arcas, Scott V. Fynn, Donald Barnett
  • Patent number: 9264874
    Abstract: In accordance with one example embodiment of the present invention a method comprises at least partially controlling the functionalities of a session area wherein said session area can be either in an active status or in a passive status according to at least one predetermined time window, said session area defining the boundaries for a location based group session event for members of one or more predetermined groups belonging to one or more social networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Inventor: Federico Fraccaroli
  • Patent number: 9253752
    Abstract: An asset tracking system that optimizes the value per ping by tying the ping to a pattern of movements of the asset. The asset tracking device will send a ping to a remote host (i.e., receiver) when pre-determined condition(s) regarding the movement are met, conditions such as the pattern of movement, and number of movements within a time period. In such a manner, the value per ping is optimized, leading to increased battery life and decreased operational cost. To satisfy these conditions, the asset tracking device is equipped with appropriate sensors, actuators, and trigger mechanism(s). The sensors and actuators detect movements and/or confirm or recognize a sequence of movements. When the detected movements and/or sequence of movements match a predetermined, recognized pattern or condition, the trigger mechanism is activated, after which a data ping is sent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Senaya, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Lee, Mrinmoy Chakraborty, Jamshed Dubash, Jahangir Nakra
  • Patent number: 9244633
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus in which connection of an external device and a wireless network is controlled, the image forming apparatus including: a wireless network interface unit to connect the image forming apparatus to a first wireless network or a second wireless network; a user interface unit in which setting a connection configuration to connect the image forming apparatus to the second wireless network according to a request to connect to the second wireless network is performed while the image forming apparatus is connected to the first wireless network; a determining unit to determine whether connection of the second wireless network is terminated after connection of the first wireless network is terminated and the image forming apparatus is connected to the second wireless network according to the set connection configuration; and a controller, as a result of the determining, if connection of the second wireless network is terminated, to control so that the image forming apparatus is connected to a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jin-Hyung Kim
  • Patent number: 9246618
    Abstract: Embodiments are described herein for selective joinder of wireless cells by machine-type communication (“MTC”) user equipment (“UE”). An MTC UE may detect a plurality of wireless cells, each provided by an evolved Node B (“eNB”). The MTC UE may detect eNB categories associated with individual wireless cells of the plurality of wireless cells, and may identify one or more wireless cells of the plurality of detected wireless cells on which MTC traffic is permitted based on the associated eNB categories. The MTC UE may selectively join a wireless cell of the one or more identified wireless cells based on a cell selection criterion. Additionally, an eNB may provide a wireless cell and provide, to an MTC UE, an MTC policy that identifies a circumstance under which the eNB will permit MTC traffic. The eNB may be configured to selectively serve the MTC UE based on the MTC policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Puneet Jain, Sangeetha Bangolae, Marta Martinez Tarradell, Mo-Han Fong
  • Patent number: 9237551
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for paging, by a network mobility management unit, a mobile entity in a cellular network. The method includes receiving plural location reports, each respectively including an indicator indicating a position of the mobile entity, determining whether indicators included in at least two successive location reports indicate a position in a same second area, selectively setting paging control information for the mobile entity to a first area mode or to a second area mode based on said determining, paging the mobile entity in a first area of the cellular network when the paging control information is set to the first area mode, or paging the mobile entity in said second area when the paging control information is set to the second area mode. The second area is a sub-area of the first area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Kurt Essigmann
  • Patent number: 9226261
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for operating a server in a wireless access system are provided. The method includes receiving a request for location information of a mobile station, transmitting a measurement request message for requesting measurement data used for location determination of the mobile station, receiving a measurement response message comprising at least one of a rejection code and a rejection duration, and transmitting a notification that the request for the location information is rejected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nae-Hyun Lim, Ju-Seung Lee, Dong-Keon Kong, Jun-Hyung Kim
  • Patent number: 9215605
    Abstract: A method for estimating a frequency difference between a transmission terminal and a reception terminal according to a reception signal is provided. The method includes steps of: in a first period, receiving and storing a first part of the reception signal; in a second period, frequency shifting the first part of the reception signal according to an L number of sweep frequencies, and correspondingly obtaining multiple first part correlation results, where L is a positive integer; in the second period, receiving and storing a second part of the reception signal; in a third period, frequency shifting the second part of the reception signal according to the L number of sweep frequencies, and correspondingly obtaining multiple second part correlation results; and estimating the frequency difference according to the first and second part correlation results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: MSTAR SEMICONDUCTOR, INC.
    Inventors: Chi-Yuan Peng, Chun-Jung Wu, Huan-Hsiu Tseng, Ping-Hung Chiang, Yu-Tai Chang, Francesc Boixadera
  • Patent number: 9215314
    Abstract: A voice input system (100) includes a processing receiving unit (104) that receives identification information of a telephone that is to receive a callback, in order to input a voice, together with a voice recognition process request, a call processing unit (106) that originates a callback based on the identification information of the telephone received by the processing receiving unit (104), a voice data receiving unit (108) that receives voice data of a voice when the callback originated by the call processing unit (106) is received and the user's voice is input, and a voice recognition result storage unit (122) that stores result data which is data of a voice recognition result of the voice data received by the voice data receiving unit (108) in association with the identification information of the telephone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kentaro Nagatomo
  • Patent number: 9204428
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described that facilitate evaluating conditions of nodes (e.g., access points, access terminals, etc.) in a wireless communication environment to determine a level of disadvantage for a given node relative to other nodes. A first node may receive a resource utilization message (RxRUM) and may determine a level of disadvantage for a node that sent the RxRUM. The first node may then compare its own level of disadvantage to the sending node in order to permit a determination of an appropriate course of action in response to the RxRUM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Rajarshi Gupta, Ashwin Sampath, David Jonathan Julian, Gavin Horn, Anastasios Stamoulis, Nikhil Jain, Husheng Li, Rajat Prakash
  • Patent number: 9178949
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus for managing push data transfers is provided whereby in one implementation at least one push data server is situated on a network between a plurality of content servers and a plurality of computing devices. The push data server is configured to only perform a maximum number of concurrent data transfers of content between the content servers and the plurality of computing devices. The push data server is configured to deem that a particular push data transfer has been completed even if no express acknowledgment of such completion is ever received at the push data server, thereby reducing the likelihood of failure of push data transfers due to a misperception that the maximum number of concurrent data transfers being obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventor: Jacob Samuel O'Reilly