Patents Examined by Kenneth Corbin
  • Patent number: 8285293
    Abstract: A method is provided of radio communication in a radio communications network comprising a macrocell base station and a femtocell base station. The method comprises the femtocell base station: transmitting in a first radio frequency band that is allocated to the macrocell, and detecting that a user terminal that is connected to the macrocell base station is in the femtocell. In response to said detecting the user terminal as being in the femtocell, the femtocell base station ceases to use that frequency band at least in the region in which the user terminal is located so as to avoid unacceptable interference to the user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Holger Claussen, Irwin O Kennedy
  • Patent number: 8270325
    Abstract: Systems and methods for establishing IT services in edge environments are described. In some examples, the system comprises a transportable housing capable of being carried by personnel, a plurality of commercial off-the-shelf components contained in the housing and coupled together and configured to provide the broadband communications network, a management subsystem operatively coupled to the plurality of components, a network connection subsystem defined by at least a first portion of the plurality of components and configured to establish access to the broadband communications network, and a connection subsystem defined by at least a second portion of the plurality of components and that provides a user with a connection to the broadband communications network via the network connection subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Pacific Star Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Hoffmann, Jim Barber, Rodney Snell
  • Patent number: 8265701
    Abstract: A method is provided in a base station having multiple directional antenna elements each providing a corresponding radio coverage lobe to identify which subset of the lobes covers a user terminal. The base station is a picocell base station. A user terminal is positioned within the coverage area of the base station. A subset of the lobes is selected. The base station applies for a period an adjusted signal power in respect of the selected subset of the lobes. The signal power is detected and information dependent upon the detected pilot signal power is provided. The base station uses said information to determine whether or not the user terminal is located in the selected subset of lobes. A sub-group of the subset of lobes is then selected and a corresponding determination is made whether or not the user terminal is located in the selected sub-group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Holger Claussen, Lester Tse Wee Ho
  • Patent number: 8229461
    Abstract: A method and a system for providing location information are provided. A location server receives a request for location information for the mobile station. The request includes an identifier for the mobile station. The location server determines whether the mobile station is at an enclosing location object by searching a location server database in response to the request. When the location server determines that the mobile station is at the enclosing location object, the location server obtains the enclosing location object from the location server database independent of a location request being sent to the mobile station, and provides the enclosing location object as the location of the mobile station. A sensor can be used to determine whether the mobile station is at the enclosing location object, and the location server database can be updated based on the sensor information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Nextel Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Arun Manroa
  • Patent number: 8229411
    Abstract: A computing device-implemented method includes displaying a receding timeline configured to fade back toward a horizon, the receding timeline including a starting point at a current time that is updated with a changing time. The method further includes receiving a time-related item from a peripheral application and creating a graphic based on the time-related item. The method also includes displaying the graphic at the starting point of the receding timeline and reducing the graphic size proportionally with the changing time of the receding timeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Heath Stallings, Sok Y. Hwang, Greg Johns, Orland I. Angelo
  • Patent number: 8229403
    Abstract: Embodiments provide an apparatus, a system, a device, a computer program product, and a method. A method embodiment provides method implemented in a mobile communications device. The method includes determining an ambient environmental context of the mobile communications device. The method also includes selecting an answer to an incoming-communication that is at least substantially responsive to the determined environmental context of the mobile communications device. The method further includes facilitating a delivery of the selected answer in reply to an incoming communication to the mobile communications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Edward K. Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8229496
    Abstract: A mobile telephone terminal has a configuration in which it is possible to prevent a wrong operation of the mobile phone terminal due to an unconscious touch with a touch panel during a telephone call without restricting available function during the telephone call. That is, the mobile telephone terminal includes a touch panel unit 104 for inputting information and a telephone call determining means 201 which judges whether the mobile telephone terminal is in a telephone call mode. Furthermore, the mobile phone terminal includes an approach detecting means 202 which outputs a wave and detects receiving of the wave as approaching of an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Daisuke Shouji
  • Patent number: 8224315
    Abstract: A mobile telecommunications network includes a radio access network with base stations and one or more additional access points. An access point is connected to a network core by an IP transport broadband connection. The access point is configured to appear to a mobile terminal as a conventional base station—that is, for example, it communicates with the mobile terminal using GSM or UMTS transport protocols and does not require any modification to a standard GSM or UMTS mobile terminal. Arrangements are disclosed which monitor the quality of the broadband connection between the access point and the network core and which cause the mobile terminal to handover to a neighboring base station in the event that the quality of the broadband connection becomes too poor for the class of communication between the mobile terminals registered with the access point to be performed satisfactorily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Vodafone Intellectual Property Licensing Limited
    Inventors: Alan Law, Paul Edwards
  • Patent number: 8224331
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cell search method for a multiband radio communication system including a mobile station and multiple base stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Toda, Taku Nakayama, Shingo Joko, Chiharu Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 8219156
    Abstract: A transceiver device and a power saving method thereof are provided. The transceiver device includes a transmitter, a receiver, and a control module. The control module is coupled to the transmitter and the receiver. After the control module lowers the output power of either the transmitter, the receiver, or both of them, the control module checks a signal transmission between the transceiver device and a far-end device is normal or not. When the signal transmission between the transceiver device and the far-end device is abnormal, the control module readjusts the output power of the transmitter, the receiver, or both of them. Thereby, the power consumption of the transceiver device is decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: IC Plus Corp.
    Inventor: Tsu-Chun Liu
  • Patent number: 8219121
    Abstract: A system and method for enabling a service provider to select one or more digital cellular markets to receive a broadcast page, wherein each digital cellular market provides wireless communication services to a geographic region. The service provider to generate a broadcast page indicating a Virtual Device Identifier, the Virtual Device Identifier associated with a plurality of remote devices in each of the digital cellular markets selected, and wherein each of the remote devices includes a Primary Device Identifier uniquely identifying the remote device within the digital cellular markets, and wherein each of the remote devices further includes the Virtual Device Identifier associated with the plurality of remote devices. The service provider to further send the broadcast page to each digital cellular market selected, for transmission to the remote devices to send a message to remote devices having the Virtual Device Identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Aeris Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Byung Hoon Sim, Syed Zaeem Hosain, Robert B. Fultz, Dae Seong Kim
  • Patent number: 8213988
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including an IC chip receiving, by communicating with a reader/writer, service data corresponding to a service provided via the reader/writer and processing the received service data, a SIM card holding section holding a SIM card which includes a card internal memory storing information and to which a unique number for identifying a subscriber is added and a control section storing in the card internal memory of the SIM card the service data processed by the IC chip in the communication with the reader/writer, reading the service data stored in the card internal memory of the SIM card and making the IC chip process the service data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takayasu Kon, Miki Abe, Yoichiro Sako, Yasunori Kamada
  • Patent number: 8208957
    Abstract: A wireless communication method and a wireless communication apparatus capable of efficiently improving communication throughput of a second wireless communication system while securing a capturing capability of informative information in a first wireless communication system are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Inoue
  • Patent number: 8200223
    Abstract: A base station according to the present invention includes: a data storage unit 119 configured to temporarily store user data, when the base station transmits and receives the user data to and from a mobile station; an identifier adding unit 116 configured to add, to the user data stored in the data storage unit, a transfer identifier which indicates that the user data is transferred to an other base station by a handover, when the mobile station performs the handover from the base station to the other base station; and a data transfer unit 118 configured to transfer, to the other base station through a transfer apparatus, the user data to which the transfer identifier is added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Atsushi Harada, Masayuki Motegi, Sadayuki Abeta, Takehiro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8195201
    Abstract: A radio positioning system includes a plurality of base stations and a radio terminal. Each of the base stations includes a reference signal generating portion which generates a reference signal for positioning, a transmission portion which transmits the reference signal, a reception portion which receives a signal from its outside, a positioning portion which calculates a position relative to the radio terminal or base station as a signal sender based on the received signal, and a reference signal return portion which receives a reference signal transmitted from another base station and returns the reference signal to the another base station. The radio terminal includes a terminal reception portion which receives the reference signal, and a terminal transmission portion which returns the received reference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hirohito Mukai, Takashi Fukagawa, Yoichi Nakagawa, Toshiki Kanehara
  • Patent number: 8185090
    Abstract: The provisioning content in a device management system facilitates provisioning of mobile devices with contents of non-applicable formats for provisioning in a module therein in a device management system in a mobile network infrastructure. The system has a device management application and repositories. Capabilities of a mobile device are checked from one or more repositories of the device management system. The provisioning content is retrieved from a module in a mobile device and converted into an applicable format for provisioning the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Smarttrust AB
    Inventors: Magnus Normark, Britt-Mari Svensson
  • Patent number: 8145194
    Abstract: In a wireless device monitoring system including a mobile telephone and an authentication apparatus, a controller of the authentication apparatus repeatedly executes a distance detection processing based on a received level of a received wireless signal and an authentication processing based on authentication data included in the received wireless signal continuously at a first communication interval T1 and a second communication interval T2, respectively, and outputs an alarm signal or executes a predetermined control processing when a true counterpart electronic apparatus is not present or when the true counterpart electronic apparatus is apart from the electronic apparatus by a distance longer than the predetermined threshold distance. When a first communication time T11 for the distance detection processing is shorter than a second communication time T12 for the authentication processing, the T1 and the T2 are set to satisfy T1<T2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshishige Yoshikawa, Yoshio Horiike
  • Patent number: 8126440
    Abstract: A method for disseminating Early Warning Messages (EWMs) to subscriber terminals by an Early Warning Unit (EWU) in a mobile communication network is provided. The method comprises identifying at least one base station in a first region and sending a trigger signal to the identified base station for initiating the dissemination of the EWMs. The method further comprises sending an invitation request to one or more peer base stations in a second region and receiving subscriber details from one or more base stations. The method furthermore comprises selectively disseminating the EWMs to the one or more subscriber terminals based on location details of the subscriber terminals using a grid computing architecture. The grid computing architecture facilitates parallel dissemination of the EWMs to the one or more subscriber terminals by splitting the subscriber details into one or more data fragments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Infosys Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Sumit Kumar Bose, Srikanth Sundarrajan, Ganesan Malaiyandasamy, Anirban Chakrabarti, Lopamudra Chakrabarti, legal representative, Bhalwan Singh Gurna, Madhavi Rani
  • Patent number: 8121648
    Abstract: In one illustrative example, a technique for use in operating a wireless access point (AP) for serving as a handoff indication mechanism in a first wireless network is described. The handoff indication mechanism is configured to communicate handoff indications in response to mobile devices leaving coverage of the first wireless network, via an RF coverage region of the AP, for mobile device handoff to a second wireless network. The AP is provided in an ingress or egress region of the first wireless network, where it receives RF signals from one or more communication devices and determines and sets wireless transceiver parameters for adjusting boundaries of its RF coverage region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventor: Vytautas Robertas Kezys
  • Patent number: 8095108
    Abstract: A system for handling a mobile emergency service call originating from an incognito mobile station operating in a mobile telecommunication network includes a mobile positioning center coupled with the mobile telecommunication network; an incognito call handling center coupled with the mobile telecommunication network; and an incognito phone data base coupled with the mobile positioning center. The mobile positioning center queries the incognito phone data base to ascertain handling instructions for the mobile emergency service call when the mobile telecommunication network fails to provide a call back number for the incognito mobile station to the mobile positioning center. The incognito phone data base, the mobile positioning center, the mobile telecommunication network and the incognito call handling center cooperate to effect routing of the mobile emergency service call substantially according to the handling instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: West Corporation
    Inventors: John Lawrence Snapp, Robin Erkkila