Patents Examined by Michael Vu
  • Patent number: 7328003
    Abstract: A method and a mobile communication system for transmitting/receiving a multimedia message using a mobile communication terminal. Summarized data type information representing a kind of each of data types constituting a multimedia message, which is to be received by a network, and data type information summarizing the details of each of the data types are first transmitted to the receiving mobile terminal. This allows a receiving communication terminal to selectively receive data types of a multimedia message according to a selection of the receiving terminal's user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Woong Kim, Do-Hun Kwon
  • Patent number: 7324814
    Abstract: A communication controller associated with a first network entity in a wireless network. The communication controller communicates with at least a second network entity according to one or more radio access network (RAN) architecture standards and transmits an information request message to the second network entity. The information request message comprises a version indicator field identifying a first RAN architecture standard under which the first network entity operates. The version indicator field comprises a first subfield identifying the first RAN architecture standard and a second subfield identifying a particular version of the first RAN architecture standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: William J. Semper
  • Patent number: 7319867
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to wirelessly control network devices is described. In one embodiment, a wireless device is used to control at least one host device using a network. In one aspect, a wireless device receives and determines a response to network control signals received thereto. In another aspect, a wireless device controls a host sleep sequence to allow a network to remotely power a host device between an active and passive state. In one aspect, a wireless device provides one or more network identification responses to signals received from the network. In another aspect, a network provides an alert to a third party such as a network administrator if the network determines a wireless device is absent from the network due to a loss of signal therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Assignee: Atheros Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Sheung L. Li
  • Patent number: 7315735
    Abstract: A location detection system for locating a mobile device placing an emergency 911 call within a facility having a distributed antenna system. The location detection system includes one or more detection units located within the distributed antenna system and being associated with one or more antennas. Each detection unit monitors a dedicated emergency 911 channel for activity and alerts a monitor unit if activity is detected. The monitor unit determines the location of the antenna receiving the emergency 911 call based upon the identity of the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Assignee: P.G. Electronics Ltd.
    Inventor: Gerald Graham
  • Patent number: 7310523
    Abstract: A telecommunication system establishes location information concurrently with the set-up of a landline as a network address for delivering wireless-based subscription services. A location register in the wireless system defines a current network location where a respective subscriber is connected and a current geographic location where said respective subscriber is located. An access device is provided for coupling with a landline within the public switched telephone network, wherein the landline has a landline ID, and wherein a user terminal connected to the landline is associated with a fixed geographic location. A control channel transmits an electronic identification number of a subscriber and a location coordinate corresponding to the fixed geographic location from the access device to the location register during registration of the landline as the current network address of the user terminal. The subscriber receives location-based wireless services via the landline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Fred S. Cook, Lynn A. Neir
  • Patent number: 7305240
    Abstract: Method and system of network management and protocol software architectures for mobile broadband wireless networks. One embodiment of the software architecture employs a proxy Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) agent at a base station in the network. The proxy SNMP agent communicates with an SNMP manager at a network management system (NMS) using SNMP messages to send Management Information Base (MIB) objects between the NMS and the base station. The proxy SNMP agent communicates with a mobile subscriber station (MSS) using media access control (MAC) messages. The protocol software architecture further includes a management plane service access point (SAP) and a control plane SAP deployed in the MSS. The architecture enables specific parameters corresponding to dynamic service flows and Quality of Service to be retrieved from and written to an MSS using proxy SNMP agents at the base stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Joey Chou, Shlomo Ovadia
  • Patent number: 7305251
    Abstract: A method (200) for selecting a core network for a communication device includes the steps of: receiving (220) at least one core network identifier; selecting (230) a core network identifier; setting (215) an indicator to indicate whether a substitute core network is allowed; determining (240) whether the selected core network identifier corresponds to a shared network; forming a registration request message containing the selected core network identifier; including (243) the indicator in the registration request message; and transmitting the registration request message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Motorola Inc.
    Inventors: Ravi Kuchibhotla, Niels Peter Skov Andersen, Stephen A. Howell
  • Patent number: 7305257
    Abstract: The present invention is a remove-able portable alerter for a portable wireless communication host device. The alerter provides a method to receive un-obtrusive alerts from the host device informing the user of incoming notifications. Users are informed of alerts without having to wear, hold, carry or listen to alerts from the host device. The invention provides an alternative to carrying a larger, bulkier host communication device. The alerter provided greater control and manageability of incoming notification enabling them to respond to alerts at their convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Norman M. Ladouceur, Jason T. Griffin
  • Patent number: 7302260
    Abstract: A communication network is established by a connection to a user terminal that is capable of roaming amongst a plurality of serving areas. The network includes a controller for each serving area capable of routing a connection to a location covered by that serving area. If a controller serving the user terminal is faulty, a home database, which stores a plurality of identities of other controllers, is able to route the connection to the user terminal by selecting one of the other controllers that is valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Vesa Blom, Juha Bäck, Raili Numminen, Veikko Juusola
  • Patent number: 7295838
    Abstract: Accessing information about a facility includes loading a program and profile for facility services in a memory associated with a user's wireless portable device. The services have telephones connected via a local area network (“LAN”), so that a call originating on the LAN to such a telephone may be completed on the LAN without accessing a wide area telephone network (“WAN”). The program is executed on the user's portable device so that the device operates in a facility mode. In this mode the device displays the services from the profile, so that the user can select among them and easily place telephone calls to them solely over the LAN. In one alternative, normal and local sub-modes of operation are enabled. In the normal sub-mode the portable device places calls for the selected service via the WAN and in the local sub-mode the calls are solely over the LAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dharmesh N. Bhakta, Marc Arthur Pierre-Louis, Radhakrishnan Sethuraman
  • Patent number: 7292875
    Abstract: An electronic device having a first piece, a second piece moveable between an open position and a closed position with respect to the first piece, and an ambient light sensor operable to detect ambient light when the second piece is not closed. The electronic device is operated in a first mode when the second piece is in an open position and in a second mode when the second piece is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Avago Technologies ECBU IP (Singapore) Pte Ltd
    Inventors: Serene Seok Peng Chan, Chee Kien Lim, Tammy Siew Hoon Ho, Wee Sin Tan
  • Patent number: 7263355
    Abstract: A test apparatus main body mounted in a single housing has a connection unit, a common bus, terminal control units, measurement units, and a total control unit. The connection unit can connect at least two terminals of identical or different type of communication systems. The terminal control units output test signals including signals that respectively control the terminals which can be connected to the connection unit based on predetermined test programs according to the type of communication systems, and measurement instructions, which are supplied via the common bus. The second measurement units perform measurements designated by the measurement instructions upon reception of response signals which are output from the terminals in response to the test signals from the terminal control units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: Anritsu Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Morikawa, Tsuyoshi Doi, Osamu Miyashita
  • Patent number: 7263363
    Abstract: A method for maximizing intermodulation interference protection during a handoff between radio cell sites (300) includes scanning a plurality of radio channels (302) and measuring the signal power (307, 315) for at least one of the radio channels. One or more receiver attenuators (313) are then set based on the detection of intermodulation (IM) interference of the measured channel. The attenuators are then scaled (311) based on the degree of IM interference. If the attenuators cannot mitigate this interference below some predetermined level, the radio channel is changed (321) and the process begins again to ensure a high quality of communication with a cell site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles R. Ruelke, Apoorv Chaudhri, Darrell J. Stogner
  • Patent number: 7260410
    Abstract: An apparatus for monitoring the environment of a person from any dialable telephone includes a small transmitter/receiver which is attached to the person whose environment is to be monitored. The transmitter/receiver contains cellular/wireless/mobile electronics and programming and may be dialed similarly to the dialing of any cellular phone. The transmitter/receiver is provided with an automatic answer means which enables connection between the cellular/wireless/mobile network and the transmitter/receiver without intervention from the person whose environment is to be monitored. In a preferred embodiment, a password would be required to enhance privacy. The transmitter/receiver automatically disconnects when the caller ends the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Inventor: Marty Urquhart
  • Patent number: 7248867
    Abstract: A portable electronic device operable in a first mode and a second mode, comprising: input means having a first key and a second key, wherein, when the device is in the first mode, the device is not responsive to the individual actuation of the first key and, when the device is in the second mode, the device is responsive to the individual actuation of the first key; and disabling means, responsive when the device is in the first mode to the sequential actuation of the first key then the second key to at least partially disable the input means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew Strawn
  • Patent number: 7242955
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system are provided for use in better optimizing switched beam, wireless communications. In some embodiments, a method is provided that receives a communication over a first wireless reverse link beam, selects a type of beam weighting control, determines a rule according to the type of beam weighting control, and determining a weighting of a forward link beam according to the rule. The method can further determine an energy of the first reverse link beam, and determine a first gain energy ratio based on the first reverse link beam energy, such that the weighting is determined by applying the first gain energy ratio to the rule. Some embodiments further determine a pilot beam configuration, wherein the rule is determined according to the pilot beam configuration and the selected type of beam weighting control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin Frank, Yuda Y. Luz, Keith A. Tenbrook
  • Patent number: 7224974
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present method is for a method that provides packet data throughput information on a per user basis for at least one mobile terminal of a plurality of mobile terminals operatively connected to a communication network. In this embodiment the method may have the steps of: collecting, by the telecommunication network, usage data associated with packet data calls for the respective mobile terminal and forming data throughput information from the usage data; storing, by the telecommunication network, the data throughput information in a storage; and sending, from the communication network to the respective mobile terminal, the data throughput information. The system implements the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Benco, Kevin J. Overend, Baoling S. Sheen, Sandra L. True, Kenneth J. Voight
  • Patent number: 7224975
    Abstract: In the inventive system, a telecommunication network includes a calling subscriber's terminal equipment, a called subscriber's terminal equipment, a home location register of the calling subscriber's subscription, a home location register of the called subscriber's subscription, a calling subscriber's visited mobile switching center, a communication server for route optimization of the connection to be set up, and a mobile switching center under which the called subscriber is located. A telecommunication connection is set up from the visited mobile switching center to the mobile switching center on the basis of call pricing data and/or network configuration data. The call pricing data and/or network configuration data for a variety of different possible routes are identified or determined by means of the communication server and used to identify the optimum route for the telecommunication connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Sonera Oyj
    Inventors: Sami Ala-Luukko, Tero Huostila
  • Patent number: 7224968
    Abstract: A method of testing a digital mobile phone network such as a GPRS or 3G network comprises either using real traffic or creating test traffic using test mobile phone coupled to a computer, and using the computer to measure a parameter associated with the network's response to the traffic. The measurements made by the computer are themselves sent as traffic to create one or more data streams within the mobile phone network comprising the traffic, measurements relating to the traffic, and signalling relating to the traffic, whereby this data stream or these streams can be captured at interface points within the network and analyzed to investigate the functioning of the network dynamically as the network is exercised with the traffic. Software and test equipment for performing the method are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Actix Limited
    Inventors: Robert William Albert Dobson, Yiu Fai Ko
  • Patent number: 7218912
    Abstract: A system for controlling wireless phone usage enables a supervisor to establish user profiles for supervised users of wireless phones across a range of parameters which are stored in a user profile database. Such parameters may include one or more locations at which use of the wireless phone is restricted or permitted. In addition, restrictions on phone use may be provided based upon total phone usage within a specified control period, time periods, dates or days of the week during which phone use is restricted or permitted. One or more lists including numbers that are always-accessible may be provided and one or more lists including numbers that are never-accessible may also be provided. In the event a call does not satisfy predefined criteria, the call is blocked. Predetermined messages may be played to the called or calling party as applicable when a call is blocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Assignee: Boston Communications Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Erskine, Kenneth W. Sonberg, Luther Rudisill