Patents Examined by Erica Navar
  • Patent number: 8718705
    Abstract: There are provided a dual mode communications device and a method of improving a data rate thereof. The dual mode communications device according to the embodiment of the present invention may include a selection unit 100 connecting antenna terminals to receive terminals or transmit terminals, a receive path circuit unit allowing RF receive signals from each of the first and second antennas to pass therethrough, a transmit path circuit unit providing RF transmit signals to the transmit terminals of the selection unit, an RF circuit unit converting the RF receive signals from the receive path circuit unit into baseband signals and converting the baseband signals to be transmitted into the RF transmit signals, and a baseband circuit unit performing control and signal processing of the selection unit in a single communications mode among a dual mode and a single mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chul Hwan Yoon, Seong Geun Kim, Youn Suk Kim, Sung Jae Yoon, Jae Hyouck Choi, Dae Seok Jang, Sang Wook Park
  • Patent number: 8682358
    Abstract: A first serving system that serves a first serving area receives a request to connect a call to a mobile station having a last reported location corresponding to a border area. The border area is proximal to a second service area that is served by a second serving system. The first serving system pages the mobile station in a first paging zone in the first service area. If the probability of successfully paging the mobile station in a second paging zone in the second service area is sufficiently high, the first serving system may also have the mobile station paged in the second paging zone by transmitting an inter-system page request to the second serving system. To determine the probability, the first serving system may look up a historical success rate for successfully paging in the second paging zone mobile stations having last reported locations corresponding to the border area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Maulik K. Shah, Srikanth Pulugurta, Siddharth S. Oroskar
  • Patent number: 8676229
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for an operation of a Mobile Station (MS) in a wireless access system are provided. The method includes receiving a request to report measurement data required for location determination, determining whether it is in a state in which providing of location information is rejected, and if it is determined that it is in the state in which providing of location information is rejected, transmitting a message for reporting that providing of the location information is rejected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nae-Hyun Lim, Ju-Seung Lee, Dong-Keon Kong, Jun-Hyung Kim
  • Patent number: 8644880
    Abstract: A contactless smart card imbedded in a communication mobile substrate connected to a wireless communication network, and a contactless smart card reader in the vicinity of the communication mobile substrate for radiofrequency communication with the contactless smart card, are disclosed. On one hand, a first antenna is provided on the contactless smart card imbedded in the communication mobile substrate and, on the other hand, a second antenna is attached to the communication mobile substrate and connected by inductive coupling to the first antenna, so that the contactless smart card can directly communicate by radiofrequency with the contactless smart card reader without using the wireless communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Smart Packaging Solutions (SPS)
    Inventor: Philippe Patrice
  • Patent number: 8639299
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a mobile device comprising a core phone with a detachable primary device. The core phone transfers an incoming call alert to the detached primary device by synchronizing the display frame buffer of the core phone with the display frame buffer associated with the detached primary device. A plurality of remote secondary devices can be paired with the core phone on request by said secondary devices to transfer an incoming call alert to said plurality of secondary devices and establish a connection after authorization with said detached primary device. The detachable primary device is usable by pairing with the core phone when the core phone is not used directly but remains in the vicinity. Important data in the primary device is synchronized with the core phone to avoid data loss when the primary device is accidentally dropped or lost or damaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Infosys Limited
    Inventors: Sumit Kalra, Chinmoy Mukherjee, Rajarathnam Nallusamy
  • Patent number: 8630629
    Abstract: A system and method of delivering targeted advertising to packet-based network telecommunications devices may include accessing a database configured to store telephone services information of telecommunications devices. The telecommunications services information may indicate whether a telecommunications device has packet-based network access. Telecommunications devices that have telephone number information including NPA-NXX of a certain NPA-NXX code and packet-based network access may be identified. Advertising content may be communicated to the identified telecommunications devices for display on the telecommunications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventor: Johnny D. Hawkins
  • Patent number: 8611945
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a case member, at least a part of which is made of resin; and a speaker unit that is formed integrally with the case member, in which the speaker unit includes: a vibration generating unit; a vibrating plate that vibrates by vibration transmitted from the vibration generating unit; and a holding portion that holds an outer edge of the vibrating plate, a part or all of the holding portion being insert-molded into the case member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventor: Kouji Hiwatashi
  • Patent number: 8611878
    Abstract: An arrangement and method in a wireless communication network provides users with full control of service management, defines how a user can enter or leave services, and defines dependencies between services. A mobile terminal initiates establishment of a group and creates a unique groupID. The terminal sends invitations to other terminals to join the group and includes the unique groupID and a service feature tag for a desired service. The terminal will not request a service if it is incompatible with a service already running. Terminals that receive invitations store the groupID and service feature tags. These parameters are used to send acceptances or rejections, and to join later or leave a service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Elena Fersman, Michael Åström
  • Patent number: 8606228
    Abstract: A method for secure data transmission, and the method includes: after a Home (evolved) Node-B (H(e)NB) establishes a connection with a H(e)NB Management System (H(e)MS), data is transmitted between the H(e)NB and the H(e)MS via a secure path; when the H(e)NB or the H(e)MS receives data, verify the integrity and/or the confidentiality of said received data, and if the verification fails, retain or discard said received data. The present invention also provides user network equipment and a user network equipment management system for secure data transmission. The present invention removes various threats caused by the insecure data transmission and a variety of inconveniences caused by improperly handling downloaded data of the H(e)NB in practical applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventor: Li Zhu
  • Patent number: 8600342
    Abstract: This invention provides a means of sending emergency messages. When in the state of emergency, the user activates or initiates a communication device to execute the positioning procedure. The communication device, converts the current location into a text or voice message and delivers the text or voice message to at least one person on the contact list that is preset in the communication device. By using this invention, the amount of electricity consumption is low therefore charges last longer, the cost decreases, and the user does not experience the pressure of being traced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Chii Yang Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chang-Shan Chuang
  • Patent number: 8594625
    Abstract: Charging is enabled in ad hoc networks, without access to external infrastructure networks. For example, when a communication is initiated by a mobile communication device within an ad hoc network, a small initiation fee is stored securely on the device, typically on a smart card. Transfer of the charging information may then occur more or less automatically and/or when the device reaches a coverage area of the operator network. The invention is also advantageous for charging in cellular and/or wireless networks, as charging can be performed with low administration costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Belleshill AB
    Inventors: Anders Nilsson Plymoth, Bjorn Plymoth, Amelie Plymoth
  • Patent number: 8565720
    Abstract: A method of informing a portable electronic device of a number of available pre-paid text messages, comprising billing a pre-paid subscriber account for a predetermined number of text messages to be sent by a portable electronic device; incrementing a first count by an application executing on a computer based on the predetermined number of text messages purchased; determining by the application a second count indicating a remaining balance of text messages based on how many text messages have been one of received and sent by the portable electronic device since billing the pre-paid subscriber account based on the first count; and sending by the application a message comprising the second count to the portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Michael A. Gailloux, Kenneth W. Samson
  • Patent number: 8548468
    Abstract: A service method of a femtocell for simultaneously providing a plurality of femto services to a plurality of mobile stations, and a transmitter and receiver for the same. When a femto advanced base station supports a plurality of femtocell subscription types, and it simultaneously provides data services with different qualities to mobile stations having subscribed to different femtocells. The femtocell subscription type supported by the femto advanced base station is advertised to the mobile station through an identifier at a PHY level or an identifier at a MAC level. A CSG-closed femtocell provides a high-quality data service to limited subscribers, a CSG-open femtocell provides a relatively low quality data service to limited subscribers, and an OSG femtocell provides the lowest quality data service to all mobile stations irrespectively of subscription states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Sung-Geun Jin, Sung Cheol Chang, Won-Ik Kim, Chul Sik Yoon
  • Patent number: 8543135
    Abstract: A method for determining if a mobile device is in a vehicle includes monitoring an acceleration of the mobile device for a time interval during a period of time. The method also includes calculating one or more characteristics of the acceleration of the mobile device during the time interval and comparing the one or more characteristics of the acceleration to a set of threshold values. The method further includes determining the state of the mobile device based on the comparison of the one or more characteristics of the acceleration to the set of threshold values, wherein the state of the mobile device includes an in-vehicle state, a non-vehicle state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventor: Amit Goyal
  • Patent number: 8538481
    Abstract: A processing device having a housing includes first communication device for receiving and/or transmitting an information signal and processor for processing the information signal received and/or to be transmitted, as well as second communication device for the contactless retrieval of control information stored in a data carrier which is detachably connected to the of the processing device, which processing of the information signal by the processing device can be influenced with the aid of the retrieved control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Reinhard Meindl, Stefan Posch
  • Patent number: 8515394
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for controlling access of subscribers of a gateway in a communication system supporting a femto cell, the method including: by user equipment (UE), receiving a first access request message, which makes a request to access a femto base station (BS), from the femto BS; directly acquiring a business subscriber database (DB), which includes a list of UE admittable to access the femto BS, from a DB module; and determining whether to admit the access of the UE on the basis of the business subscriber DB, wherein the determining whether to admit the access of the UE includes admitting the access of the UE if a user equipment identifier (UE ID) for identifying the UE is included in the list of UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Hyung Deug Bae, Nam Hoon Park
  • Patent number: 8509741
    Abstract: A method of activating a mobile phone is provided. The method comprises scanning a code accessible from an exterior of a package by an electronic scanning device coupled to a first computer, the package containing the mobile phone and retrieving a plurality of information associated with the mobile phone from a data store based on the code, the retrieving performed by one of the first computer and a second computer. The method also comprises transmitting the plurality of information by the provisioning application to a wireless communication network to at least partly provision wireless communication service to the mobile phone, whereby the wireless communication network is triggered to activate the mobile phone, wherein the transmitting is performed by the same computer that retrieved the plurality of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Michael A. Gailloux, Jason F. Gall, Kenneth W. Samson
  • Patent number: 8494563
    Abstract: A wireless communication method includes providing a plurality of vehicles, and sensing a plurality of dead spot regions encountered by the vehicles while traveling. The sensing is performed within the vehicles. Locations of the sensed dead spot regions are recorded within the vehicles. The dead spot region locations sensed by the vehicles are transmitted from the vehicles to a central controller. The dead spot region locations transmitted by the vehicles are sent back to the vehicles such that each vehicle has access to ones of the dead spot region locations sensed by other ones of the vehicles. The dead spot regions are mitigated, within the vehicles, by use of the sent dead spot region locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Vivek Jain, Badri Raghunathan, Vinod Kone
  • Patent number: 8457665
    Abstract: In a system and method of session based short message service (SMS) communications, unallocated tokens that are freely assignable are stored. A first unallocated token is assigned to a first message dispatched from a first application. A reply to the first message is routed to the first application utilizing the first token assigned thereto. A second unallocated token is assigned to a second message dispatched from the first application. A reply to the second message is routed to the first application utilizing the second token assigned thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Brainstorm SMS Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Chanakya C. Damarla
  • Patent number: 8423043
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus herein facilitate accurate estimation of a mobile terminal's location via location fingerprinting. Specifically, the methods and apparatus obtain a radio fingerprint of the mobile terminal's location based on signal measurements (e.g., signal strength, signal quality, or path loss) performed at a radio frequency distinct from that used to obtain the reference radio fingerprints. The methods and apparatus transform the radio fingerprint, or the reference radio fingerprints, or both, based on that distinction, such as by offsetting signal measurements of the radio fingerprint by an amount determined based on theoretical or experimental models of the dependency of the signal measurements on the radio frequency at which they are performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Muhammad Ali Kazmi