Patents Examined by Erica Navar
  • 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
    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
    Inventor: Jacob Samuel O'Reilly
  • Patent number: 9167512
    Abstract: In one illustrative example, a wireless device receives a communication policy from a private network. The communication policy includes allowable service provider identifiers (e.g. domain names, realms) corresponding to allowable service providers. The wireless device stores these identifiers in its memory. When roaming, the wireless device encounters a wireless network (“hotspot”) and receives via the wireless network one or more reachable service provider identifiers corresponding to one or more reachable service providers. In a work mode of operation, the wireless device allows a connection to the wireless network based on a match between one of the allowable and reachable service provider identifiers, but otherwise disallows the connection. The communication policy may additionally or alternatively include device types for P2P networks, and/or allowable private network identifiers (e.g. ESSIDs), and/or allowable hotspot aggregator service identifiers or names, for use in the work mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventor: Christopher Maybee Ryerson
  • Patent number: 9161601
    Abstract: An identification system (1) for identifying the position of an article, the identification system comprising an identification device (12) to be attached to the article and a central server system (11) arranged for data communication with the identification device, the central server system being arranged to receive a data communication from the identification device, the data communication including position identification data, the central server system being operable to determine the location of the article from the position identification data and to generate location data for transmission to a communication device (50) of a user of the identification system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Peter Wildon, Alexander Robert Dalziel Paterson
  • Patent number: 9162574
    Abstract: A portable telematics device can be a tablet or a mobile device. The tablet and mobile device can combine to run applications via a communication link and form a link with a vehicle and/or another mobile device. The tablet can also have a telematics component which has a display component displaying a selected program icon from the mobile station on the tablet and a control component. The control component can be configured to prevent a use of all program icons on the mobile station. Further, it can allow a use of the selected program icon on the tablet, which can activate a related program on the mobile station. The display component can display at least an output of the related program on the tablet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Cellco Partnership
    Inventor: Kris Kolodziej
  • Patent number: 9158333
    Abstract: Constituent electronic devices such as eBook reader devices may be combined to form a composite device. Resources such as power, data, processing capabilities, network interfaces, displays, and so forth may be shared between the constituent devices. Resources may also be allocated and transferred to increase operational time of depleted individual electronic devices. Content may be presented across the constituent devices of the composite device. A relative spatial arrangement of the composite devices may be determined to facilitate the presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Arnaud Froment, Manish Lachwani
  • Patent number: 9143606
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a communication unit, a microphone that receives sound, a receiver that outputs sound, and a correcting unit that corrects quality of sound, and while a telephone call is being made by the communication unit, the receiver outputs sound input from the microphone and corrected by the correcting unit, and sound received by the communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Inventor: Tomohiro Inagaki
  • Patent number: 9125220
    Abstract: A radio network controller includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire a radio communication state of a neighboring cell located around a cell formed by a base station which the mobile station camps on among base stations, and a level determination unit configured to determine the in-out reception level based on an acquisition result of the radio communication state by the acquisition unit. The level determination unit calculates an estimated reception level of the radio channel in a reception level tie point P in which the reception level of the radio channel transmitted by a base station 200 and the reception of the radio channel transmitted by a target base station 202 become substantially equal to each other, and determines the in-out reception level based on the calculated estimated reception level ?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hosono, Takeshi Terayama, Takeshi Okamoto
  • Patent number: 9110151
    Abstract: A method for improving the localization and mobility control of persons or things applicable to a mobile radio terminal associated with a telephone network, having a plurality of base radio stations is disclosed. The method includes a first step in which the mobile radio terminal receives first service signals associated with each base radio station within radio visibility, a second step in which, by means of processing means, the mobile radio terminal detects the relative temporal delays, calculated with respect to a predetermined time reference, with which are received the service signals of each base radio station from which the mobile radio terminal received a corresponding first service signal, and in which second step, by means of position detection means, associated with the mobile radio terminal, the absolute geographical position occupied by the mobile radio terminal is supplied to the mobile radio terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: NEONSEVEN SPA
    Inventors: Demir Rakanovic, Amela Rakanovic
  • Patent number: 9100781
    Abstract: Provided are a method and an apparatus for transmitting a message through a terminal in a wireless communication system. The terminal receives positioning reference signals (PRS) from a reference cell and at least one of the neighbor cells, receives an auxiliary data provision message including a reference cell PRS muting sequence for indicating a muting pattern of the PRS transmitted through the reference cell and a neighbor cell PRS muting sequence for indicating the muting pattern of the PRS transmitted through at least one of the neighbor cells from an enhanced serving mobile location center (E-SMLC), and transmits a reference signal time difference (RSTD) measured on the basis of the PRS received from the reference cell and the at least one of the neighbor cells to the E-SMLC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventors: Kyung Soo Woo, Su Hwan Lim, Chi Jun Ahn, Dae Won Lee, Suk Hyon Yoon, Seung Hee Han
  • Patent number: 9060258
    Abstract: A method and system that support re-establishing a dropped call or communication is disclosed. A terminal may publish its parameters to other terminals through in-band or out-of-band signaling. Token values may then be determined by a weighted sum of parameters, where the terminal having the largest weighted sum possesses the token. If the call or communication drops, the terminal possessing the token then initiates communication to the other terminals. In addition, a plurality of tokens may be used when there are more than two terminals in a call. The terminals may be partitioned into groups, where one of the terminals in each group possesses a token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Inventor: Ross Gilson
  • Patent number: 9055160
    Abstract: A mobile phone is disclosed. The mobile phone includes a touch panel, a correspondence execution determination part, and a correspondence selection part. The correspondence execution determination part determines whether or not to correspond with respect to an incoming call from other telephone, in response to an input from the touch panel. The correspondence selection part, when the correspondence execution determination part determines to correspond with respect to the incoming call from the other telephone, in response to the input from the touch panel, selects to at least answer the incoming call or ignore the incoming call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Kobayashi, Ryosuke Kawabata
  • Patent number: 9049583
    Abstract: A mobile device identifies whether potentially distracting applications are running on the mobile device as well as the activity of the user, via at least one sensor on the mobile device. If it is determined that at least one potentially distracting application is running and the user is engaged in an activity that may become dangerous due to use of the at least one potentially distracting application, a warning is provided on a user output of the mobile device when the mobile device is within a predetermined time and/or distance of an identified hazard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Cellco Partnership
    Inventor: Krzysztof Kolodziej
  • Patent number: 9037123
    Abstract: Mobile devices may be subject to different operational constraints in different geographies or circumstances. For example, power levels may be limited for transmissions in certain countries. The geographic position of a mobile device may be identified and used for determining the applicable local regulations. The local regulations may allow for different operational constraints depending on whether a device is located indoors or outdoors. Accordingly, a determination of indoor/outdoor state may be used to maximize device performance while also complying with appropriate regulations/circumstances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Per Malmbak, Kelce Wilson, Young Ae Kim
  • Patent number: 9037141
    Abstract: A method of handling queries caused overload in a core network of a wireless communication is disclosed. The core network comprises a data base and a network control node which stores a mobility management (MM) context of a mobile device. The method comprises the network node sending information in a notification message to the data base, wherein the information comprises at least one of International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI), UE Reachability Request Parameter for the MME/SGSN (URRP-MME/URRP-SGSN), and a session management (SM) and/or mobility management (MM) back-off timer or a back-off indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Ching-Yu Liao
  • Patent number: 9026172
    Abstract: According to embodiments described in the specification, a method, system and apparatus for managing transports is provided. The method comprises: maintaining a transport preference in a memory of the mobile electronic device, the transport preference including an identifier of a preferred transport; monitoring available transports; and selecting a transport for use based on the transport preference and the available transports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Blackberry Limited
    Inventors: Zhigang Ruan, Marian Constantin Buzdugan
  • Patent number: 9020438
    Abstract: The present invention provides a data transmission method and system, where the method is used in a system architecture adopting a virtual heterogeneous network, where a macro base station covering a macro-cell and a pico base station covering a pico-cell share the same station address. The method includes the following step: sending control information and data information to user terminals in the macro-cell and the pico-cell according to location information of the user terminals so that the user terminals obtain the data information according to the control information. The system includes a sending module. The present invention implements joint scheduling of resources between a macro base station and a pico base station, reduces interference between cells, and maximally improves an overall data rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yinggang Du, Sheng Liu, Rui Wang
  • Patent number: 9008679
    Abstract: The present invention enables a high load to a mobile station and an uplink overhead to be reduced when a CQI measurement of a PRB needed for scheduling or adaptive modulation is informed of. At a base station, a set of PRBs (an active set) for which the measurements of CQIs are to be informed of is decided for each mobile station. Each mobile station measures only CQIs of the PRBs that form the active set designated by the base station and informs the base station of the measurements. That can reduce the load on the mobile station and also reduce the amount of information for informing the CQIs, thus, the uplink overhead can be also reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Lennovo Innovations Limited (Hong Kong)
    Inventor: Jinsock Lee
  • Patent number: 9008657
    Abstract: A user's context is determined based on the wireless network to which the user is connected. Targeted information, based on the determined context, is then delivered to the user. A centralized mechanism associates identifiers of wireless access points to one or more providers, such as retail establishments, that have set up those access points and have been registered by the centralized mechanism. The providers also provide targeted information that they wish to have delivered to users whose context indicates that they are in or near that provider's store. The centralized mechanism further has information associating the wireless computing device with contact information that can be utilized to deliver targeted information. The targeted information can be delivered to the user via the wireless network, a cellular network or through other communicational mechanisms. The provider, or retail establishment, can also be informed of the presence of the user near its premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Edward Ding-Bong Un, Henric Mattias Beermann, Kaiyan Tian, Hai Peng Fan, Jun Zhao