Patents Examined by Michael S Bush
  • Patent number: 8666077
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a traffic encryption key is generated based on a count value associated with a mobile. The count value is indicative of network accesses by a mobile, and the traffic encryption key is for encrypting communication traffic between the mobile and a base station. Generation of the traffic encryption key at a base station may be triggered by receipt of a message indicating that the mobile may handoff to the base station. In this embodiment, the message includes the count value. In another embodiment, the traffic encryption key is generated based on the count value and a key count. The mobile may trigger updating the traffic encryption key by changing the key count, and sending the new key count to the base station in a traffic encryption key update request message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Sarvar Patel, Semyon Mizikovsky
  • Patent number: 8655375
    Abstract: A present location of a user is periodically determined. The present location of the user is compared to a previous location of the user. A determination is made as to whether the present location is within a specified distance of the previous location. If the present location is within the specified distance of the previous location, a determination is made as to whether the user has been at the present location for a specified time period. If the user has been at the present location for the specified time period, the present location is stored in a location database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Service Corporation
    Inventors: Ralph Aceves, Sergio A. Fernandez, Carolina Tamayo Figueroa
  • Patent number: 8655384
    Abstract: A system and method for providing location based reminder is provided. The method comprises the steps of instructing mobile switching center to remind user on reaching a predetermined location via transaction input; forwarding the transaction input to external short messaging entity via mobile switching center; processing and sending the transaction input to Location Services (LCS) Client to set up change of area event; determining if the change of area event is invoked and user equipment has entered the predetermined location; providing a report to external short messaging entity via LCS Client, if the change of area event is invoked; and directing external short messaging entity to invoke a reminder on user equipment via application server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Infosys Limited
    Inventor: Rajmohan Harindranath
  • Patent number: 8644847
    Abstract: In one implementation, a computer-implemented method includes receiving, from a first telephone device and at a second telephone device, a request to accept a telephone call. The method further includes obtaining information that indicates a first current geographic location of the first telephone device or the associated first user based on the second telephone device or an associated second user being a member of a group of call recipients that are permitted to receive the information that indicates the first current geographic location. The method additionally includes, using the obtained information, providing a representation of the first current geographic location of the first telephone device on the second telephone device in association with the telephone call from the first telephone device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Marco Nelissen, Thomas J. Tuttle
  • Patent number: 8638911
    Abstract: One or more tags are associated with a voice or multimedia message. These tags can be applied to the message based on one or more of an analysis of the message, rules, caller information, presence information, user input and GPS information. Based on the assigned and associated tags, one or more of message handling, classification and one or more actions can be automatically invoked to assist with management of messages. An interface is also provided that allows for the management of the assigned tags as well as the editing and creation of new tags and rules to assist with message management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Mehmet Balasaygun, Michael J. Killian
  • Patent number: 8634548
    Abstract: A free-stop hinge apparatus employed in a folding-type mobile terminal preferably includes: a hinge housing; a driving part for providing a free-stop operation, which is received in the hinge housing. A hinge shaft restrains the driving part in the hinge housing, and the driving part includes a rotating driving actuating cam and a driven sliding cam slides according to rotation of the driving actuating cam. The driving actuating cam includes an inner cam formed on one surface of a body, and an outer cam confronting the inner cam, and the driven sliding cam includes an inner valley which is disposed to confront the inner cam and slides together with the inner cam, and an outer valley which is disposed to confront the outer cam and slides together with the outer cam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Jun Jung, Hae-Won Sung, Sung-Sun Park
  • Patent number: 8494564
    Abstract: An architecture, system and method of use sends location based multimedia to participants of a geo-tour or other application using geo-boundaries and/or other location information. The method includes detecting when a user has crossed within a geo-boundary. The method further includes determining a content type to be sent to a mobile device based on preferences provided by the user. Additionally, the method includes sending user location specific content of the determined content type to the mobile device when the user has crossed within the geo-boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Pramodh D. Narayan, Sri Ramanathan, Matthew A. Terry, Matthew B. Trevathan
  • Patent number: 8467782
    Abstract: A mobile communication terminal includes an attachment module that provides a request to attach to a home network through a visited network when the mobile communication terminal is roaming. The mobile communication terminal also includes a response module that receives a response to the request to attach from the home network that includes first and second Internet protocol (IP) addresses. The mobile communication terminal also includes a communication module that communicates with a first packet data network (PDN) through the home network by selectively using the first IP address and that communicates with a second PDN through the visited network by selectively using the second IP address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Marvell International, Ltd.
    Inventor: Stefano Faccin
  • Patent number: 8437758
    Abstract: The method and apparatus are used for media independent handover (MIH) measurement and reporting in wireless communications. A periodicity for measurement and reporting is set on the MIH function through an MIH protocol message or an MIH SAP primitive and on the link layer device through an MIH_LINK_SAP primitive. A new MIH_SAP primitive, MIH protocol message or MIH_LINK_SAP primitive is added to configure the periodicity. A new information element (IE) field for measurement reporting period may be added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Juan Carlos Zuniga, Khalid S. Hossain
  • Patent number: 8433325
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing radio access point infrastructure such as picocells. A user equipment registration request is received at a node that manages a plurality of radio access points and enables connectivity with macro mobile communication services supplied by a service provide. In response to the user equipment request, a user equipment policy request is generated and sent to a policy database. A user equipment policy associated with the user equipment is received from the policy database, and thereafter user equipment traffic is treated in accordance with the user equipment policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Grayson, Anton Okmyanskiy, Rajesh Pazhyannur
  • Patent number: 8428566
    Abstract: A network entity, method and system for providing supplementary services to a mobile device while roaming. The network entity comprises a receiver, a converter and an output. The receiver is for receiving a first message from a mobile device being provided roaming service by a first network, the first message being in a transport protocol supported by the first network and having embedded therein an invocation message based on for invocation of at least one supplementary service offered by a second network. The converter is for extracting the invocation message from the first message. The output is for sending the invocation message to the second network using a protocol used by the second network to invoke supplementary services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: M. Khaledul Islam, Asif Hossain
  • Patent number: 8417229
    Abstract: Systems and methods for facilitating transferring of a conference call. In some embodiments, users of a secure mobile device may be provided with the ability to transfer a media session for use in a conference call to a non-secure communication device. The method may include displaying a user interface on the primary communication device, the user interface including a transfer option, receiving a command selecting the transfer option, sending a transfer request from the primary communication device to the conference call controller to link an alternate communication device within the conference call session, and determining whether the transfer request requires authentication, and if so performing authentication of the transfer request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Ian James McDonald, Douglas Michael Gisby, Brian Edward Anthony McColgan, Christopher Labrador, Nicholas Patrick Alfano
  • Patent number: 8374628
    Abstract: In one implementation, a computer-implemented method includes receiving, from a first telephone device and at a second telephone device, a request to accept a telephone call. The method further includes obtaining information that indicates a first current geographic location of the first telephone device or the associated first user based on the second telephone device or an associated second user being a member of a group of call recipients that are permitted to receive the information that indicates the first current geographic location. The method additionally includes, using the obtained information, providing a representation of the first current geographic location of the first telephone device on the second telephone device in association with the telephone call from the first telephone device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Marco Nelissen, Thomas J. Tuttle
  • Patent number: 8326305
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for selectively pre-registering a data path for a mobile station. In an embodiment, a serving base station receives a mobile-originated handoff-request message from a mobile station, wherein the mobile-originated handoff-request message identifies one or more target base stations. The serving base station then responsively determines whether to instruct each respective target base station to pre-register a data path for the mobile station. The serving base station then sends a respective serving-to-target handoff-request message to each identified target base station, indicating whether the serving base station is instructing that target base station to pre-register a data path for the mobile station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Clearwire IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy R. Breau, Len I. Mosley, Ojas T. Choski, Chunmei Liu
  • Patent number: 8315606
    Abstract: A mobile device and a method of displaying information regarding an incoming communication to a user of a mobile device are provided. The mobile device receives the incoming information and associated information from, for example, an enterprise network. The communication type of the incoming communication is determined using the associated information and information relating to the communication type is displayed on a display of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignees: Research In Motion Limited, Ascendent Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Gisby, Michael Gray, Colin Werner, Carsten Bergmann
  • Patent number: 8315648
    Abstract: A method and system for determining an approximate range from a location measurement unit to a mobile device. An uplink signal from the mobile device is received by the location measurement unit, and an uplink frame marker is determined from the uplink signal. A downlink signal is received at the location measurement unit from a base station serving the mobile device, and a downlink slot marker is determined from the downlink signal. A round trip propagation delay is determined based upon the uplink frame marker and the downlink slot marker, and an approximate range from the location measurement unit to the mobile device is determined as a function of the round trip propagation delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Andrew LLC
    Inventors: John Carlson, Tariqul Islam
  • Patent number: 8301176
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a wireless user equipment (UE) device that can receive a communication signal that may be transmitted along a wireless channel. The wireless user equipment device can include a sleep deactivator that periodically activates wireless user equipment from a sleep mode periodically in advance of a periodically transmitted message, such as a paging indicator or a control message that is expected to be received within a slot of time. The wireless user equipment device can also include an element that can extract the message during multiple sub-intervals, a signal quality assessor that can a) assess the quality of the indicator in the sub-intervals and b) assign a signal quality metric for the sub-intervals. The wireless UE device can also include a channel estimator that can estimate a physical channel over which the communication signal is transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventors: Daniel Yellin, Yona Perets
  • Patent number: 8295830
    Abstract: A mobile communication terminal includes a registration module that initiates a registration of the mobile communication terminal with Internet protocol (IP) multimedia subsystems (IMS) within a home network. The registration module initiates registration when the mobile communication terminal is roaming in a visited network. The mobile communication terminal also includes a session module that initiates a session set-up with the IMS to enable use of IMS resources. At least one of the registration module and the session module provide a first IP address to the IMS during at least one of the registration and the session set-up. The mobile communication terminal communicates with a first packet data network (PDN) that is local to the visited network using the first IP address in order to use at least one of the IMS resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventor: Stefano Faccin
  • Patent number: 8295804
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for monitoring message usage on a communication device. An audible message may be outputted on the communication device in replacement of a pre-determined telephone tone. A duration parameter of outputting the audible message in replacement of the pre-determined telephone tone may be determined, and provided to a billing system for determining a compensation parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Sorel Bosan, Janice Zima, Sherryl Lee Lorraine Scott
  • Patent number: 8295855
    Abstract: An architecture, system and method of use sends location based multimedia to participants of a geo-tour or other application using geo-boundaries and/or other location information. The method includes detecting when a user has crossed within a geo-boundary. The method further includes determining a content type to be sent to a mobile device based on preferences provided by the user. Additionally, the method includes sending user location specific content of the determined content type to the mobile device when the user has crossed within the geo-boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Pramodh D. Narayan, Sri Ramanathan, Matthew A. Terry, Matthew B. Trevathan