Patents Examined by Melody Mehrpour
  • Patent number: 9094927
    Abstract: A location continuity application server described herein is configured to access from an access network a set of location data associated with a position measurement for a mobile device. The location continuity application server may also access from another access network another set of location data associated with another position measurement for the mobile device and combine the sets of location data to determine a location of the mobile device. Further, prior to accessing the set of location data, the location continuity application server may provide reference location data associated with a reference location of the mobile device to the access network to enable the access network to obtain the position measurement based at least on the reference location data. The location continuity application server may also access the set of location data and determine the location of the mobile device responsive to a request from an emergency service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Magesh Annamalai, Gamze Seckin
  • Patent number: 8918084
    Abstract: Techniques for use by a mobile device configured to operate in a wireless network for the communication of data messages with a server are described. When the mobile device does not have an open session with the server, the mobile device receives from a service node via the wireless network a message which informs the mobile device that a data message has arrived at the server and needs to be retrieved. The message includes an identifier which identifies the data message at the server. In response to opening an application at the mobile device, the mobile device communicates directly with the server via the wireless network for retrieving the data message. This involves commencing an open session with the server, sending to the server a command for retrieving the data message, and receiving from the server the data message in response to sending the command. The mobile device may use the identifier for retrieving the data message from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: David Clark, Allan David Lewis, Barry Gilhuly, David Bajar, Nataliya Martsyna, Rob Maurice
  • Patent number: 8849300
    Abstract: This invention provides a method, system and device for positioning a mobile terminal. The method includes: instructing, by a serving base station or an upper level relay, measuring a transmission time of a positioning signal with the mobile terminal, and instructing two relays in a serving cell to measure the transmission time of the positioning signal with the mobile terminal; and calculating, by the serving base station or the upper level relay, a position of the mobile terminal according to the transmission time of the positioning signal, the position of the serving base station or the upper level relay and the position of the two relays. The method, system and device provided by the present invention can reduce communication overhead in mobile terminal positioning, and improve the positioning accuracy of mobile terminal positioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lei Zhou, Xufeng Zheng, Zheng Zhao
  • Patent number: 8849254
    Abstract: Collection and analysis of network transaction information which includes the mobile device's usage, location, movements coupled with data from non-wireless network sources allow for the automation of analysis for the detection of anti-social or criminal behaviors and tasking of high-accuracy location surveillance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: TruePosition, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian R. Bolon, Jihad A. Ghabra, Matthew L. Ward
  • Patent number: 8825012
    Abstract: Data stored about user equipment, such as mobile phones, that is stored in a Home Location Register of at least one wireless, cellular voice network communications system configured, for example, as a 3G network deployment, is augmented with supplemental information and is communicated automatically to active users in the network. The invention is particularly advantageous for mobile systems that are deployable where normal networks have been disrupted, such as among emergency personnel who need to communicate and cooperate as a group at a disaster scene. Supplemental information includes, for example, the identity of a user or device that has entered or exited the network, the function, position, rank, responsibility level, etc., that each user has, and what group the user is affiliated with.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Unwired Planet, LLC
    Inventors: Srdjan Krco, David Loftus
  • Patent number: 8798601
    Abstract: An electronic device receives an incoming communication including an originating address. A user associated with the originating address is identified. A set of attributes associated with the incoming communication is identified. At least one incoming communication indicator presentation rule is selected based on at least one of the user that has been identified and the set of attributes that have been identified. An incoming communication indicator is presented based on the incoming communication indicator presentation rule that has been selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: James Allen Hymel, Finbarr Michael O'Carroll
  • Patent number: 8792851
    Abstract: A Femto base station which is arranged to connect to a wireless communication network and to generate a first cell for providing a wireless communication service to at least one user equipment existing within a coverage area of the first cell, comprising a transceiver comprising a transmitter and a receiver for the wireless communication with the user equipment and a controller, wherein the controller determines whether the Femto base station has entered an energy-saving mode or not, the controller disables the operation of the transmitter when it is determined that the base station has entered the energy-saving mode, and when the receiver detects a data transmission from the user equipment to a macro base station after disabling the operation of the transmitter, the controller reconfigures the transmitter. The macro base station generates a second cell with a broader coverage than the first cell and including the first cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Takeshi Matsumura, Hideshi Murai, Toshikane Oda
  • Patent number: 8774780
    Abstract: An enhanced services platform has an interface for receiving a communication from a user requesting a desired data. An automated response module parses the communication and retrieves the desired data. The enhanced services platform arranges the desired data into a response message that is sent to the user, where the response message includes an embedded code corresponding to a link allowing the user to re-contact the enhanced services platform. An operator assistance module receives communications from the user initiated via the link to provide further assistance regarding the user's request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Grape Technology Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Faith McGary, Ian Bacon, Michael Bates, Christine Baumeister
  • Patent number: 8774864
    Abstract: A communication system for implementing locking of a device (102) is described. The device (102) can be locked to a network service provider for a validity period. After expiry of the validity period, the device (102) can be automatically unlocked. In locked mode of operation, an integrated circuit (IC) card tool-kit (214) that is used for housing the IC card, is disabled in the device (102). During the validity period, the device (102) transmits an equipment identity number to the network service provider while initiating a request for communication. The network service provider dynamically allocates a subscriber identity number to facilitate communication process. After expiry of the validity period, the device (102) is unlocked automatically and the IC tool-kit (214) of the device (102) is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: ST-Ericsson SA
    Inventor: Praveenya Kumar
  • Patent number: 8768381
    Abstract: A wireless device includes a user interface that generates a pairing signal in response to an indication from a user to pair the wireless device to at least one remote device and generates a first location request signal in response to a second indication from a user to locate the at least one remote device. A short-range wireless transceiver communicates RF signals to pair the wireless device to the at least one remote device and that transmits a first RF paging signal to the at least one remote device in response to the location request signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: THL Holding Company, LLC
    Inventors: John W. Howard, Richard Cutler, Robert M. Kennard
  • Patent number: 8768290
    Abstract: A mobile communication device with a wireless module and a controller module is provided. The wireless module performs wireless transmissions and receptions to and from a service network. The controller module obtains a list of Public Land Mobile Networks (PLMNs) equivalent to each other when attached to the service network for emergency bearer services via the wireless module, and not stores the list in response to a power-off of the mobile communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Kundan Tiwari
  • Patent number: 8761761
    Abstract: A location continuity service having a location continuity application server (“LCAS”) that utilizes location data generated by multiple networks to determine the location of a mobile device is disclosed. The LCAS specifies a suitable reconciliation process that identifies two or more location estimation techniques that are implemented by different access networks and indicates how to utilize the location data produced by the identified estimation techniques. The LCAS interacts with various access networks identified by the reconciliation process in order to receive location data (e.g., positioning measurements and/or estimated locations) generated by the access networks and analyzes the received data to determine the location of a mobile device and provide the determined location to a location-based service. In some examples, an LCAS also provides location continuity when a mobile device moves between a home communications system and a visited communications system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Magesh Annamalai, Gamze Seckin
  • Patent number: 8761732
    Abstract: A system and method to enable a user to initiate a communication with an organization using a mobile communication device by means of a trigger system. A system and method to enable an organization to acquire a user mobile device address by means of a trigger system. A system and method to enable an organization to respond to a user by means of a trigger system and a message application server. A system and method to enable organizations to deliver mobile messages, coupons, offers and promotions to users mobile device by means of a combination of a trigger system, a message application server and an offer application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: M-Qube, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Trioano, Mark Grindeland, Gerald Hewes, Eswar Priyadarshan, Randall Snyder
  • Patent number: 8761729
    Abstract: A radio terminal apparatus includes a transmission control unit transmitting an acquisition request for acquiring contract authentication information via a radio channel when a predetermined operation of acquiring the contract authentication information associated with a radio service provider providing a radio connection service is received; a reception unit receiving the contract authentication information transmitted via the radio channel in response to the acquisition request; and a control unit controlling writing the received contract authentication information in a retaining unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiko Naito, Katsutoshi Itoh
  • Patent number: 8761754
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and an apparatus for transmitting data based on coordinated multiple point transmission and reception. The method includes: a transmitting point pre-configuring at least two coordinated multiple point transmission and reception policies; and the transmitting point determining a channel quality value of every cell according to received signals of multiple cells participating in coordinated transmission and reception; and selecting a corresponding coordinated multiple point transmission and reception policy according to the channel quality value of the cell, and transmitting a data stream to a receiving end according to the corresponding coordinated multiple point transmission and reception policy. In the present invention, when the channel quality is relatively poor, various cell participating in the coordinated multiple point transmission and reception transmit the same one data stream to ensure the data transmission and reception quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventor: Yang Guo
  • Patent number: 8761838
    Abstract: It is presented a method including: presenting an alert on a display; detecting a user input associated with said alert, said user input having a momentum; and deferring said alert to be presented again at a new alert time, said new alert time being calculated as a time in the future using said user input momentum. A corresponding device, computer program product and user interface are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Phillip J. Lindberg, Sami J. Niemela
  • Patent number: 8761739
    Abstract: A wireless communication and control system including a wireless device and a server configured as a primary repository or exchange to deliver various functions to the wireless device is disclosed. There is a server for storing communication protocols and control protocols and communicating the communication protocols and selectively communicating the control protocols between the wireless device and the central server. A communication protocol configures the system for communication and control protocols configure the system as one of a selection of intelligent appliance controllers. Alternately the control protocols configure the system as one of a selection of Internet terminals. The wireless device is any hand-held communication device, such as a hand-held computing device, wireless telephone, or cellular phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: IP Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Sunil K. Rao, Sanjay K. Rao, Raman K. Rao
  • Patent number: 8755800
    Abstract: A handover method according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises the steps of receiving the result of a cell measurement for a neighbor cell from a terminal, judging whether the neighbor cell is a near neighbor cell in accordance with the result of the cell measurement, calculating the ratio of the near neighbor cell to the total neighbor cells, and transmitting a command for a handover to a target cell to the terminal if the ratio exceeds the handover threshold value. The handover method of the present invention reduces interference between cells, and efficiently uses radio resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignees: LG Electronics Inc., Industry-Academic Cooperation, Yonsei University
    Inventors: Kang Jin Yoon, Byoung Hoon Kim, Young Yong Kim, Chung Ha Koh, Kyung Min Park, Jae Won Lim
  • Patent number: 8750795
    Abstract: A mobile wireless communications device may include wireless transceiver circuitry and a processor coupled to the wireless transceiver circuitry. The mobile wireless communication device may also include a near-field communication (NFC) device coupled to the processor. The NFC device may include an NFC controller, an NFC transceiver coupled to the NFC controller, and a first memory coupled to the NFC controller and configured to store a first plurality of applications. The mobile wireless communications device may also include a second memory configured to store a second plurality of applications. The processor may be configured to select a given application on a respective one of the first and second memories and to disable the other one of the first and second memories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Gereon Krutt, Maxime Matton, Santiago Carbonnel Duque
  • Patent number: 8750833
    Abstract: A security protocol may be implemented on a processor-based system by providing a wireless signal to a handheld device normally carried by the user. If a response is not received, it may be determined that the user is not sufficiently proximate to the device being accessed and that, therefore, the person accessing the device is not authorized. An appropriate security protocol may be implemented as a result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Huckins