Patents Examined by Isaak R. Jama
  • Patent number: 8725111
    Abstract: A method for providing telematics communications is provided comprising: sending an ignition-on message to a switching server by a telematics device, when an ignition is turned on; sending a switching phone list to the telematics device by the switching server; sending to the switching server, by the telematics device, information about a mobile terminal that a driver or passenger selects from the switching phone list and an authentication number that the driver or passenger inputs; and sending a switching setting result to the mobile terminal by the switching server after performing user authentication by using the authentication number and performing switching setting to allow a telephone number assigned to the selected mobile terminal to be switched to that of the telematics device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Sung Wook Heo
  • Patent number: 8559913
    Abstract: The invention relates to an emergency response system. The emergency response system (10) comprises a central station (4) for receiving information about emergencies, whereby position information of a victim is provided and stored in a look-up table (6) of the central station (4). The central station addresses a list (7) of publicly available actuatable emergency response devices and selects a suitable device. The central station (4) transmits a trigger signal by means of a suitable communication network (3) to the selected remote actuatable emergency response device (14), which comprises communication means (13) for activating the signaling means (15) upon receipt of the trigger signal. Also, the actuatable emergency response device (14) comprises storage means (11) arranged to store the position information of the emergency response device and the provided position information of the victim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Jeroen Adrianus Johannes Thijs, Guido Muesch, Jens Muehlsteff, Robert Pinter
  • Patent number: 8538410
    Abstract: An access point to a restricted-access cell of a cellular network detects at least one cell of the cellular network in the vicinity of the cell in which it is located. It sends a server of the cellular network an identifier (RAC1) of the restricted-access cell, an identifier of the cell(s) detected, and an identifier of at least one user (U1) authorized to access the restricted-access cell. On reception of this information, the server stores it in a database (26) and can therefore send a mobile terminal (10) of said user (U1) the identifier (RAC1) of the restricted-access cell it is authorized to access. This identifier can be sent if the server detects that the mobile terminal (10) is in the vicinity of the restricted-access cell and/or periodically and/or in the event of a change to the information stored in the database (26) of the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: France Telecom
    Inventors: Fatima Karim, Sana Ben Jemaa
  • Patent number: 8538388
    Abstract: A system and method for automated activation of a radio, or content receiver, used to receive subscription radio services such as XM or Sirius radio. A wireless communications device with a short range data link wirelessly communicates with the content receiver to control the content receiver and receive a unique identification code from the content receiver. The wireless communications device also has its own unique identification code. The wireless communications device transmits an activation request message over a long range wireless communications link to a control station. The activation request message contains the receivers unique identification code and the communications device's own unique identification code. The control station maintains a database of valid identification codes that is used to authenticate the request. If the control station receives a valid request, an activation signal is sent to the receiver to allow operation of the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Sirius XM Radio Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. De Luca
  • Patent number: 8509790
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a communications facility that is adapted to communicate with at least one other mesh network node at a communication speed selected from a plurality of communication speeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventors: Tommas Jess Christensen, Jacob Midtgaard, Didier Clement, John Nielsen, Morten Vested Olesen, Olfert Paul Paulsen, Rasmus Glarborg Jensen
  • Patent number: 8487907
    Abstract: A front-end signal detector and a method for improving noise immunity of a capacitive touch sensor start counting a preset time to trigger an interrupt signal responsive to a positive or negative edge of a periodic noise, to break the path through which a demodulated signal comes into a low-pass filter, to prevent noise from accumulating in the low-pass filter, and consequently mitigate the influence of the noise on the detection signal generated by the front-end signal detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Elan Microelectronics Corporation
    Inventors: Chun-Chung Huang, Tsun-Min Wang, Te-Sheng Chiu, Chun-Yu Lin
  • Patent number: 8478272
    Abstract: Systems and methods for real time allocation of radio devices in a femtocell that includes a plurality of software-defined radios (SDRs) are provided. The SDRs can be reconfigured in real time based on the changing network conditions and/or changes to contractual obligations of the femtocell provider. The femtocell can be reconfigured in real time either remotely from a network operations center (NOC) or the femtocell can be configured to automatically detect changing usage patterns and to automatically reconfigure the SDRs. The femtocell can also be configured to receive emergency override signals from the NOC to cause the femtocell to reconfigure one or more of the SDRs for use by emergency responders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Public Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Reagan, Richard Kerr
  • Patent number: 8467771
    Abstract: There are provided a server apparatus capable of transmitting any message in a flexible manner at various timings of communication service states, and a message transmission method thereof. When a communication trigger detector 103 of an IMS 100 detects a trigger point, a determination portion 104 determines a massage to be transmitted based upon at least one of a type of the communication service state, a transmission destination of the message, presence information, and an instruction input. A message transmitter 105 give an instruction to an information storage device 300 to transmit the message to be transmitted that has been determined, and the information storage device 300 transmits the message to the transmission destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Motoshi Tamura, Masami Yabusaki, Chikako Tsukada
  • Patent number: 8467809
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for collecting and analyzing cellular identification (ID) numbers at various geographic locations to estimate cellular tower locations. The method may include collecting cellular ID numbers obtained by collection mobile devices at a plurality of geographic locations then calculating minimum bounding circles encompassing a set of geographic location points with the same cellular identification numbers. If the cellular ID number of a set of location points indicates that the cellular tower is omni-directional, a center of the minimum bounding circle is an estimated cellular tower location. If the cellular ID number indicates that the cellular tower is multi-sector, the apparatus may calculate the estimated cellular tower location as the location at which lines that extend from the centers of a plurality of related minimum bounding circles intersect with each other to form equal angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Minan Miin-Nan Lee, Susan S. Chen, Kungwel Liu, Merlin J. Smith, Subhash Uppalapati, Chetan V. Kale
  • Patent number: 8433344
    Abstract: A computer-implement method for displaying a tier of risk in a region of a map displayed via a mobile computing device. The method includes displaying, in real-time on the map, a present location of the mobile computing device. The method also includes retrieving data corresponding to the tier of risk for the region shown on the map. The method further includes marking, according to a predefined marking technique, the region of the map according to the retrieved data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Inventor: David Virga
  • Patent number: 8406739
    Abstract: A system and methodology that can dynamically select advertisement vendors in response to a request from a wireless communication device is provided. The system employ a mediation router to receive an ad request from a portal interfaced with a wireless device. Specifically, the mediation router analyzes the request and dynamically selects an ad vendor to service the request, based in part on the analysis. The selected ad vendor supplies the ad and the mediation router ensures that the portal receives the ad. The mediation router selects an ad vendor in a variety of ways including, but not limited to, business decision rules or artificial intelligence and/or a combination thereof. The mediation router further employs customer profiles that help vendors target advertisements to specific consumers and wireless devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Hull, Goshtasb Foroutan
  • Patent number: 8380242
    Abstract: Systems for audio and video communication used in a mobile electronic device are provided. An embodiment of a system comprises a display object generation unit, an acoustic object generation unit and a transport unit. The display object generation unit repeatedly generates display objects corresponding to intensity of light sensed by an image sensor module of the mobile electronic device. The acoustic object generation unit repeatedly generates acoustic objects corresponding to sound signals detected by a microphone of the mobile electronic device. The transport unit simultaneously transports the generated display and acoustic objects to a computer host when the mobile electronic device operates as a webcam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Mediatek Inc.
    Inventors: Wan Chi Luo, Hagihara Tadanori, Tung-Yi Wang
  • Patent number: 8369904
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cell phone battery pack and a method of providing backup battery power to a cell phone. The cell phone battery pack is configured to be positioned within a cell phone. The battery pack includes a first battery, a second battery and a means to allow switching between the first battery and the second battery for powering the cell phone. The first battery and the second battery may differ in one or both of size and capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Inventors: Gary Bennis, Elizabeth Lang, Hannah Bennis
  • Patent number: 8351913
    Abstract: Multiple instances of an incoming call in an integrated system capable of communicating through multiple networks are associated such that the called party is provided a single (merged) notification along with options to select among available call types. The call is established using a selected network and end device registered to the called user. Association of the instances is accomplished by comparing caller identity derived from a variety of information associated with the calling party. Conversation or correlation IDs are used to associate the instances as being for the same call and with other related communications such as a related instant messaging session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Rajesh Ramanathan, Pradipta Kumar Basu, Amritansh Raghav, Nikhil P. Bobde, Sriram K. Parameswar
  • Patent number: 8345028
    Abstract: A driving circuit applied in an electronic display apparatus is provided. The driving circuit includes a first exchange circuit and a first buffer. The first buffer includes first and second input stages, a second exchange circuit and first and second output stages. The first exchange circuit selectively couples a first input signal and a first output signal outputted from the first output stage to one of the first and the second input stages; and selectively couples a second input signal and a second output signal outputted from the second output stage to the other of the first and the second input stages. The second exchange circuit selectively couples the first input stage to one of the first and the second output stages and selectively couples the second input stage to the other of the first and the second output stages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Raydium Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Chih-Chuan Huang, Yu-Lung Lo, Hsin-Yeh Wu
  • Patent number: 8331989
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for field programming a private security key into a mobile station are described herein. The methods may include a server initially accepting in a wireless network a connection from a mobile station that is without a factory programmed subscriber identification module (SIM). The server may then collaborate with the mobile station to field program the mobile station with an international mobile subscriber identification (IMSI) and a private security key (Ki).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Pouya Taaghol
  • Patent number: 8275349
    Abstract: Methods and systems automatically allocate cellular communication network resources to emergency response personnel during emergency situations which are detected by call volumes exceeding a predetermined maximum. Access to cellular communication network resources is provided by dedicating a portion of communication channels to emergency response personnel use. By reserving whole communication channels for emergency communication purposes, emergency personnel are able to both initiate and receive calls from both other mobile devices as well as conventional landline telephone stations. Qualified emergency response personnel can preregistered their phones and be assigned personal identification numbers to enable access to allocated network resources. Users can also be registered “on the fly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Rivada Networks, LLC
    Inventor: Clint Smith
  • Patent number: 8249624
    Abstract: A positioning method in two or more cellular networks calculates a gradient (grad (J)) of an optimization function for estimating position of UE: J = ? j = 1 N s ? w j ? ? i = 1 N j ? w i j ? [ ( ? X - X 0 j ? - ? X - X i j ? ) - c ? ? ? ? ? t i j ] 2 , wherein X0j is the position of a reference cell of the jth network, Xij is the position of the ith cell of the jth network, Wij is the weight directly proportional to the downlink signal receiving intensity of the ith cell of the jth network, wj is the weight inversely proportional to the signal code continuing time of the jth network, ?x?x0?=?{square root over ((x?x0)2+(y?y0)2+(z?z0)2)}{square root over ((x?x0)2+(y?y0)2+(z?z0)2)}{square root over ((x?x0)2+(y?y0)2+(z?z0)2)} is the Euclidian distance, Nj is the number of non-reference cell of the jth network, Ns is the number of networks, c is the speed of light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Spreadtrum Communications (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tao Wu
  • Patent number: 8249030
    Abstract: A first radio in a wireless network may request a transmit opportunity (TXOP) of a certain duration, with the duration being based a likelihood that a TXOP of that duration would cause interference with a co-located second radio. The duration may be dynamically adjusted based on the likelihood of such interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Xue Yang, Ryan Shin, Xingang Guo
  • Patent number: 8238908
    Abstract: A method for network logout for a mobile station (MS) in IDLE mode. The method includes performing network logout upon the MS by a network side, releasing the resources associated with the MS and deleting the context of the MS. A system for network logout for a mobile station in IDLE mode. MS location update procedures, conducted by the network side, in various situations enables the paging controller or other network entity to delete the context of the MS and also provides network logout processing in the scenarios when the network resources are in congestion, the location update of the network side times out and the network side varies with the service policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jianjun Wu, Yong Xie