Patents Examined by Olumide Ajibade-Akonai
  • Patent number: 7272383
    Abstract: A mobile terminal control system using a digital signature. The system including a server for preparing a command message for a relevant mobile terminal according to mobile terminal status information set by a user, adding a digital signature to the prepared command message, and transmitting the resultant message. The system further includes a mobile terminal for authenticating the command message transmitted from the server and performing operations of power-off, log-on and log-off of the mobile terminal according to the authenticated command message. The server prepares a command message according to mobile terminal status information set by a user and transmits the prepared command message to a mobile terminal and the mobile terminal authenticates the transmitted command message. The mobile terminal can be controlled only through the authenticated message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kyung-im Jung
  • Patent number: 7242925
    Abstract: Multiple access internet portals with wireless market place systems are provided. A representative system, among others, includes a wireless internet server and a wireless market place system. The wireless internet server routes internet content from a content provider to a plurality of platform gateways, while the wireless market place system receives a set of rules from a third party vendor, and translates the set of rules into a format operable to be routed by the wireless internet server. Methods and other systems for providing access to wireless customers are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: BellSouth Intellectual Property Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas R. O'Neil, Jose F. Rivera
  • Patent number: 7242973
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to smoothen the loading of a battery pack, to ensure the electric connection between the battery pack and the main body of a mobile electronic apparatus, and to reduce the manufacture cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiji Saitoh, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Tadayuki Takanashi, Kanta Jyuudai
  • Patent number: 7233784
    Abstract: A wireless communication system comprises a portable telecommunication terminal and a server unit possessed by the communication service provider for the portable communication terminal. The portable communication terminal has a first communication section performing a communication by way of a first wireless path to which flat rate billing system is applied, a second communication section performing a communication a communication by way of a second wireless path to which measured rate billing system is applied; and a communication control section, detecting a candidate for wireless path being available at the current position and, performing a communication at the current location by the first communication section when the first wireless path is detected as a candidate for wireless path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Himeno
  • Patent number: 7209739
    Abstract: A method and system for processing calls in a telecommunications system using fiber extender loops providing a local micro network. Calls originating from subscribers within the local micro network to subscribers that are also provided service within the local micro network are processed and connected by a location base station within the local micro network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventor: Shiva Narayanabhatla
  • Patent number: 7206567
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for limiting communication capabilities in mobile communication devices are disclosed. In one illustrative example, a predetermined condition such as an unsatisfactory temperature or a low battery voltage is detected at the mobile communication device. At this time, a communication request for communicating information through a wireless communication network is received through a user interface. If the communication request is for a non-emergency communication, the non-emergency communication is inhibited during the existence of the predetermined condition. If the communication request is for an emergency communication, however, the emergency communication is allowed despite the existence of the predetermined condition. The emergency communication may be allowed at a reduced transmit power and/or using limited coding/modulation methods. The emergency communication may be a “911” voice call or an emergency message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Research in Motion Limited
    Inventors: Xin Jin, M. Khaledul Islam
  • Patent number: 7203478
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present method is for allowing a mobile subscriber to negotiate via a mobile terminal a trade of minutes by category according to a predetermined exchange rate as set forth by a service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Benco, Sandra L. True
  • Patent number: 7200404
    Abstract: Wirelessly-linked, distributed resource control (RCS1-RCSn, RCSB, RCC, ARM) supports a wireless communication system (50) for operation in non-exclusive spectrum (24–29). An available resource map (ARM) contains resource availability information gathered by mobile stations (MS1-MSn), and a wired communication channel supports sharing of resource control information among fixed-site stations (BS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Carl M. Panasik, William R. Krenik
  • Patent number: 7197307
    Abstract: The invention is related to a controller of a communication system that includes a module for exchanging messages indicating a traffic channel change between communication system units before hard handover, a module for changing a downlink traffic channel, a module for detecting a communication system unit on a handover target channel, a module for changing an uplink traffic channel, and a module for completing a hard handover process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Olli Kirla
  • Patent number: 7194277
    Abstract: Apparatus and a method for handling messages that relate to a cell other than the currently operating cell in universal mobile telecommunications system user equipment are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: M-Stack Limited
    Inventor: Andrew John Farnsworth
  • Patent number: 7184746
    Abstract: A system is provided to allow a network to obtain the location of a mobile station (e.g. mobile phone) having AGPS/AFLT CDMA capability during an emergency call—without the use of the MPCAP parameter. The MPC invokes the PDE, which is IS-801 AGPS capable, without the MPCAP parameter. The PDE then queries the mobile for its geolocation capabilities, in the absence of the MPCAP parameter. This allows a visited network (e.g. the network in which the mobile station is roaming) to obtain a position (based on IS-801 AGPS/AFLT) for roaming mobile stations that are CDMA AGPS/AFLT capable—without the use of the network MPCAP parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Deborah Lewandowski Barclay, Terry Jacobson, Douglas Harold Rollender
  • Patent number: 7177626
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, system, and signal-bearing medium that in an embodiment detect that a connection is lost while a call is in progress, prompt for a message in response to the detection, and save the message until the connection is available. After the connection is available, the message is automatically sent to the party to the call. In this way, information that was cut off when the connection was lost can be completed in an convenient manner. In another embodiment, the user may enter a message or messages for a designated recipient or recipients at any time, and the message(s) is saved and automatically sent when the connection becomes available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory Richard Hintermeister, Michael David Rahn
  • Patent number: 7174176
    Abstract: A cordless security system that communicates through a wireless telephone network. A wireless node, having a wireless transceiver adapted to communicate wireless signals with the wireless telephone network, and a cordless transceiver adapted to communicate cordless signals with plural cordless terminal devices enables a cordless local area network. The wireless node also includes a controller that operates to couple telephone calls between the wireless transceiver and the cordless transceiver. The controller routes cordless data packets in the cordless signals through the cordless transceiver and amongst the plural cordless terminal devices. The cordless security system includes plural cordless security sensor terminal devices that communicate cordless sensor signal encoded within a cordless data packet into the cordless local area network. A cordless security control panel terminal device communicates cordless alarm signals encoded within a cordless data packet into the cordless local area network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Inventor: Frank Kung Fu Liu
  • Patent number: 7158779
    Abstract: A method of interacting with a client/server architecture with a 2G mobile phone is provided. The 2G phone includes a data channel for transmitting data and a voice channel for transmitting speech. The method includes receiving a web page from a web server pursuant to an application through the data channel and rendering the web page on the 2G phone. Speech is received from the user corresponding to at least one data field on the web page. A call is established from the 2G phone to a telephony server over the voice channel. The telephony server is remote from the 2G phone and is adapted to process speech. The telephony server obtains a speech-enabled web page from the web server corresponding to the web page provided to the 2G phone. Speech is transmitted from the 2G phone to the telephony server. The speech is processed in accordance with the speech-enabled web page to obtain textual data. The textual data is transmitted to the web server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Hsiao-Wuen Hon, Kuansan Wang
  • Patent number: 7155223
    Abstract: Method for improving hand-off performance in a code-division multiple access (CDMA) cellular telephone system. A preferred embodiment comprises the analysis of saved hand-off information to minimize the size of neighbor lists for each base station in the cellular telephone system. If a requested base station (for example, base station 618) is listed in any neighbor list of any base station (for example, base stations 605, 617, and 620) involved in the hand-off, then the requested base station is not added to any neighbor list. If the requested base station is not the neighbor lists of any of the base stations involved in the hand-off, then it is added to an initial base station's neighbor list (base station 605).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: Nortel Networks Limited
    Inventor: Paul S. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 7151924
    Abstract: There is obtained a telephone set capable of preventing a noise generated by an operation of application software during voice communication from being sent to a speech counterpart. In a mobile telephone set, if a user operates activated application software other than voice communication related application software when the mobile telephone set is in voice communication with another telephone set via a communication network, the mobile telephone set requests hold of the voice communication from the communication network. This causes the voice communication to be held, thereby preventing a noise generated by the above operation from being sent to the another telephone set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Keiichi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 7151934
    Abstract: A radio data communications method capable of changing control points located in a network without causing loss of data when a mobile terminal is performing a soft handover. In the radio data communications method in which at least one of a first radio network controller and a second radio network controller performs a soft handover process for allowing a soft handover of a mobile terminal when the mobile terminal is performing soft handover, in downlink radio data communications in which the first radio network controller transmits data to a mobile terminal via a second radio network controller and a base station (or in uplink radio data communications). The first radio network controller or the second radio network controller performing the soft handover process is changed when the mobile terminal is performing the soft handover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenji Nishimura, Hiroshi Kawakami, Shoichi Hirata
  • Patent number: 7139586
    Abstract: A system (20) of targeted broadcasting in a cellular communication system during an event can include at least one mobile unit (25) having stored therein scheduling information relating to an event, a designated location for the event, and a designated group channel for monitoring such event. The mobile unit can further be programmed to monitor (67) for the event in a designated location and on a designated group channel during a predetermined time window and receive (71) a targeted message during the event on the designated group channel if a current location of the mobile unit matches the designated location stored. The mobile unit can be programmed to transmit at least one group call message response in response to receiving the group call message only when the mobile unit is in the designated location. The system can further include fixed network equipment (26) that transmits data related to the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart S. Kreitzer, David R. Heeschen, John N. Shemelynce
  • Patent number: 7127234
    Abstract: A wireless LAN access authentication system capable of shortening the time required for an access authentication procedure of a radio terminal apparatus. In this wireless LAN access authentication system, when a radio terminal apparatus 116 of a user who has sent an access request is already registered through initial access, a gateway apparatus 111 searches for a WEP key assigned to the radio terminal apparatus 116 through a WEP key control section 306 and redistributes the WEP key registered beforehand to a new access point section 124 in the destination area and the radio terminal apparatus 116. The radio terminal apparatus 116 and access point section 124 to which the WEP key has been distributed encrypt transmission/reception data in a predetermined radio section using the redistributed WEP key and carry out a communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Ishii
  • Patent number: 7117007
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for implementing a wireless local loop phone that operates connected to or disconnected from a terminal unit. In one implementation, a phone system includes: a terminal unit comprising: a power source, a handset connection; a handset comprising: an antenna, a modem connected to said antenna, a terminal unit connection, a handset user interface; wherein said modem provides an air interface using said antenna, said air interface provides a wireless local loop, when said handset is connected to said terminal unit through said handset connection and said terminal unit connection, said handset receives power from said power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Axesstel, Inc.
    Inventors: Satoru Yukie, Mike Kwon, Duk San Kim, Craig M. Hagopian