Patents Examined by Naghmeh Mehrpour
  • Patent number: 7630714
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system and methods for configuring data communications in a wireless communications system is provided. Based on location and capabilities information received from mobile communications devices and host services, relay services control the accessibility to certain data services, either enabling access or disabling access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: David Clark, Barry Gilhuly, Allan David Lewis, David Bajar, Nataliya Martsyna, Rob Maurice
  • Patent number: 7512386
    Abstract: An RF power amplifier module can be used without a matching device between the power amplifier module and an antenna. The power amplifier module is constructed and operated to detect, protect and maintain the performance of the power amplifier in the presence of severe VSWR load mismatches, without requiring the use of external circuitry. The RF power amplifier module includes integral detection circuitry for generating a first detection signal having a value that is indicative of the current flowing through an output power transistor and a second detection signal having a value that is indicative the voltage appearing at the output of the output power transistor, as well as integral compensation circuitry for controlling the generation of a plurality of bias current and bias voltage signals to have values that are a function of the values of the first and second detection signals, as well as the current output power level of the RF power amplifier module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignees: Nokia Corporation, RF Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Sami Kalajo, Esko Jarvinen, Ville Vintola, Frank Anthony Tamborino, William Sheridan Kopp
  • Patent number: 7457596
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for determining the receptivity of radio signals at any given receiving site in an area covered by at least one transmitter by comparing data stored and continuously updated in a receiver against data transmitted, and identifying and selecting from all the transmitted radio signals a preferred radio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Heinz Gerhaeuser, Georg Plenge, Dieter Seitzer, Robert Sedlmeyer
  • Patent number: 7433675
    Abstract: The invention concerns a communication system comprising a radio unit, several terminal facilities and a local administration server. The radio unit comprises a first communication interface with the terminal facilities, a second radio communication interface with a cellular network, a module for identifying a subscription to the cellular network and device for handover of multiple user streams between the cellular network and the respective terminal facilities connected to the first interface when the subscription is identified by said module. The local administration server comprises device for communication with the terminal facilities, independent of the cellular network, to supervise the exchanges over the first communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Nortel Networks Limited
    Inventors: Thierry Lucidarme, Pierre Lescuyer
  • Patent number: 7430422
    Abstract: Location information providing unit of gateway server 40 obtains location information on cellular telephone 10, 20 and 30 each produced in different expression format from measuring center 50, converts obtained location information into expression formats which IP server 80A and IP server 80B can deal with via location information converting device 60, and notifies converted location information to IP server 80A and 80B. As a result, IP server 80A and 80B can obtain location information on each cellular telephone 10, 20, and 30 without experiencing any difficulty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Junko Nagatsuma, Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Yoichi Tanibayashi, Kazunori Kosuge, Katsutoshi Murata
  • Patent number: 7430424
    Abstract: In a mobile communication terminal, message content and recipient information is received input from a user during a message creation process. After receiving a triggering signal indicating an end of the message creation process, the message content and the recipient information is analyzed. The analysis results in a indication of a most suitable transmission service for transmitting the message content to the recipient. Then the message content is transmitted via the most suitable message transmission service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Christian Kraft, Hannu Konttinen, Auli Inkala, Tiina Hynninen, Marika Vuorenmaa, Timo Sivula, Jari Selenius
  • Patent number: 7428410
    Abstract: This disclosure provides for a unified, centralized, preprocessing electronic messaging solution that performs value-added tasks to electronic messages on behalf of the ISP or the end user, before these messages are delivered to the destination e-mail server. In some embodiments, the electronic messaging solution provides a stored user profile, associated with a user to whom an e-mail message is addressed, that has detection parameters for processing e-mail message data. In such embodiments, a processor is also provided for processing the e-mail message data to identify suspect e-mail messages according to the detection parameters in the user profile. A web page accessible by the user to set the detection parameters is also disclosed. Furthermore, various methods associated with various embodiments of the electronic messaging solution disclosed herein are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Scott M. Petry, Gordon R. Irlam, Brian Maggi
  • Patent number: 7426393
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for transmitting and accessing announcement information identifying available services. Services are provided on the network over a plurality of communication channels, such that each channel is associated with at least one service. At least one of the plurality of communication channels is dedicated as an all-announcement channel, which includes a service announcement for each one of the services available on the plurality of communication channels. Redirection information is also present on the plurality of communication channels and is used to redirect the mobile terminal to the all-announcement channel to obtain information concerning the available services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Toni Paila
  • Patent number: 7424287
    Abstract: A method of facilitating the initiation of an outgoing phone call on a handheld electronic device including receiving a request to initiate the outgoing phone call and determining whether additional user action is required in order to initiate the outgoing phone call. If it is determined that additional user action is required, the method further includes: (i) displaying a prompt on the handheld electronic device that indicates that the additional user action must be taken in order to initiate the outgoing phone call, and (ii) providing an alert, such as an audible signal, that is separate from the prompt. Also, a handheld electronic device including a display, a processor, and a memory in electronic communication with the processor. The memory stores one or more routines executable by the processor for implementing the described method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Raymond P. Vander Veen, Neil P. Adams
  • Patent number: 7424291
    Abstract: One embodiment in accordance with the present invention includes using a portable computing device to remotely control devices and/or systems wirelessly. Specifically, a software timer application operating on the portable computing device enables its user to predefine the time, date, and the operation(s) that one or more properly enabled devices and/or systems perform in the future. That is, the timer software operating on the portable computing device is able at some predefined time to wirelessly trigger an action or a sequence of actions from devices and/or systems. For example, a user of the portable computing device is able to utilize the timer software to program a predefined date and time that the portable computing device will turn on a favorite radio, program and turn up the thermostat. The wireless communication of the portable computing device may occur using a radio frequency (RF) technology like Bluetooth, IEEE 802.1 1, or HomeRF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: PalmSource, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Lunsford, John Cook, David Kammer
  • Patent number: 7412249
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for changing a performance controlling parameter of a mobile telecommunication terminal, in which the parameter is changed by using an SMS message of the mobile telecommunication terminal. The method preferably includes receiving a short message including a performance controlling parameter to be changed and applying the performance controlling parameter to the mobile telecommunication terminal. When the parameters which control a performance of the mobile telecommunication terminal by a change of the mobile telecommunication system are changed or when the performance controlling parameter of the mobile telecommunication terminal is to be changed by a need of the mobile telecommunication provider/manufacturer, on-line A/S is possible and a cost generated by off-line A/S can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Song-Rae Cho
  • Patent number: 7406316
    Abstract: The apparatus (D) is dedicated to managing momentarily radio link interruptions between mobile stations (MS-i) and at least one radio network controller (BSC) of a radio access network (RAN) of a communications network. The apparatus comprises firstly detector means (DM) capable of detecting a radio link interruption between a mobile station (MS-i) and a radio network controller (BSCn), and secondly control means (CM) capable, on an interruption being detected by the detector means (DM), of ordering the radio network controller (BSCn) to suspend the radio link and then to attempt reactivate the radio link in application of a selected timetable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: Evolium S.A.S.
    Inventors: Didier Lacroix, Antoine Soulie
  • Patent number: 7403767
    Abstract: A method of operating a cellular telephone system includes detecting that a first telephone call to a cellular telephone cannot be completed due to a lack of wireless connection to the cellular telephone. The method further includes detecting that the cellular telephone is re-connected to the system. In response to detecting that the cellular telephone is re-connected, data is sent to the cellular telephone, the data being indicative of the first telephone call. The method also includes storing the data in a missed call list in the cellular telephone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Nematolah Kashanian, Sima Ybarra, Jibu Joseph, Anand Desikan, Utpal Das
  • Patent number: 7403783
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of determining the location of a target. The method includes initializing a set of base stations to determine their location relative to each other. At the target, the time of arrival of at least one signal from each of the plurality of base stations Is measured. From this, the location of the target relative to the plurality of base stations may be directly calculated using a closed solution. In one embodiment, a time of arrival technique is used and in another embodiment a time difference of arrival technique is used. Preferably an ultra-wide band frequency is utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: Jadi, Inc.
    Inventors: Ka C. Cheok, G. Edzko Smid
  • Patent number: 7400857
    Abstract: A communication system has a communication infrastructure including at least two devices from the group including a cell tower, a first satellite constellation and a second satellite constellation, a stratospheric platform, that are coupled to user terminals through a plurality of dynamic links. The terminal monitors and changes the multiple and dynamic links as the position of the user terminal relative to the said at least two devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald C. D. Chang, Grant J. Beatson, Wah L. Lim, Ming U. Chang
  • Patent number: 7400881
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method a method for routing calls and messages in a communication system. In the method a mobile station registers to a call control node using a logical name. The logical name is mapped in a directory to an international mobile subscriber identity. The call control node performs a location update to a home location register using the international mobile subscriber identity. The mobile station is reached using a called party number. As a terminating call or message is received to a core network, a roaming number is allocated for the mobile station, and the call or message is routed to the call control entity currently serving the mobile station. The call control node translates the called party number to the logical name using the directory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Juha Kallio
  • Patent number: 7395087
    Abstract: A radio receiver and a method of amplifying a signal in the receiver comprise a receiving system which receives a radio signal according to plural types of radio communication modes. The receiving system is provided with amplifiers adapted for amplifying plural types of received signals to amplify received signals according to the corresponding radio communication modes to carry out an optimal amplifying process of the signal for each radio communication mode. As a result, the power consumption may be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Hideki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 7395065
    Abstract: A wireless communication unit (CU) (FIG. 4), corresponding network controller (FIG. 5), and methods (FIG. 8, etc) operate to route calls and facilitate a call handover from one wireless network to another. The CU comprises a transceiver 403 suitable to support an air interface with a first and second wireless communication network 304, 305; a memory 415 operable to store information 431 suitable for identifying an enterprise controller; and a controller 405 configured to facilitate setting up a call. The controller thereafter if the call needs to be handed over from one to another of the first and second communication network, uses the information to facilitate identification of a unique one of a plurality of enterprise controllers for effecting a hand over of the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventor: Jheroen P. Dorenbosch
  • Patent number: 7395062
    Abstract: An apparatus for the remote monitoring of audio signals, such as radio broadcasts or the audio portion of television broadcasts, includes a portable transponder intended to be worn or carried by a potential audience member and a receiver. The receiver contains circuitry for perceiving audio present in a monitored region and identifying an audio signal of interest. It also contains circuitry for detecting the presence of the transponder in the monitored region and creating a record associating the dwell time of the transponder and thus the audience member in the monitored region with the audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Nielson Media Research, Inc. a Delaware corporation
    Inventor: Frank Tuccio
  • Patent number: 7392051
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of handing over user equipment from a source cell to a target cell in a cellular communications network. The cellular communications system comprises a plurality of control units. The method comprises the steps of receiving a message indicating if the operation of the radio link control protocol is to be continued or reset when changing cell, resetting the operation of the radio link control protocol if the message indicates that the current radio link control protocol is to be reset, or continuing the operation of said radio link control protocol if the message indicates that the radio link control protocol is to be continued.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Jussi Rajala, Mika Forssell, Janne Parantainen