Patents Examined by Philip J. Sobutka
  • Patent number: 8620212
    Abstract: A relay station comprising a control unit is used in order to control a transmission processing device and a reception processing device to eliminate overlap of the receiving period to receive a radio signal from the radio base station and the transmitting period to transmit a radio signal to a radio terminal under the control. Moreover, a control unit is provided to control the transmission processing device and the reception processing device to eliminate overlap of the transmitting period to transmit a radio signal to the radio base station and the reception period to receive a radio signal from the radio terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Masato Okuda
  • Patent number: 8406687
    Abstract: A dynamic data pool on ad-hoc networks. The present example provides for a “swarm” of nodes that share or provide a “repository” of shared dynamic data. The swarm is a collection of nodes connected via networks, including but not limited to Wireless personal area network (“PAN”), local area network (“LAN”), wide area network (“WAN”) and/or the like. The dynamic data pool may be implemented by an application program, with network connectivity provided through programs constructed in a layered structure (“network stack”) or the like. Provision is made for initializing the swarm, for nodes entering and leaving the swarm, and other functions for managing the swarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy Thome, Joel King
  • Patent number: 8208972
    Abstract: A mobile computing device with multiple modes, for example, wireless communication and personal computing, has an application processor and a communication processor. In the computing mode, the application processor is the master processor. In the communication mode, the application processor is deenergized to conserve battery power, with the communication processor functioning as the master processor by accessing the device's peripheral bus using the memory interface of the communication processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ranganathan Krishnan, Albert S. Ludwin, William R. Gardner
  • Patent number: 8050701
    Abstract: Assigning power spectrum density to access terminals within a wireless network environment is provided. Assignment information that includes assignment of reverse link transmission resources is determined and a power control instruction is created for the assigned reverse link transmission resource. An assignment message that includes both the assignment information and the power control instruction is formatted and communicated to the access terminals. The assignment message includes a Reverse Link Power Control field that indicates a transmit power spectral density assigned by the access point to the reverse-link transmission by the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alexei Gorokhov, Naga Bhushan
  • Patent number: 8014812
    Abstract: In a method for communication between a first station (BS1) and a second station (MS1) the first station may provide the second station with information associated with the manner how the second station should transmit towards the first station. The second station (MS1) may then transmit e.g. a response to a message from the first station (BS1) based on said information. That is, the second station (MS1) may e.g. use a specific transmission parameter for the transmission instead of transmitting in a manner the second station would have transmitted had it not been provided with said information. A communication system and stations for the communication system embodying the method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Esa Malkamaki
  • Patent number: 8005454
    Abstract: A wireless human interface device configured to establish a link with a host, wherein the device includes a transceiver for transmitting data to and receiving data from a host transceiver unit, wherein the host transceiver unit is connected with the host; a processor connected with the transceiver and configured to process data from the host and the human interface device, and a power circuit connected with the processor and configured to regulate the power usage of the human interface device, wherein the power circuit includes a battery, a computer readable media having instructions thereon, wherein the instructions include routines for monitoring the operational state of the human interface device, and routines for controlling the operation of the human interface device using the operational state of the human interface device to maximize the useful life of the batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Mark Thomas Lavelle, Hugues Michel Favey, David Ernest Wegmuller, Eric Schmid, Patrick Paul Loughnane
  • Patent number: 8005423
    Abstract: A communication system includes: a plurality of mobile communication terminals; a server device; and a plurality of relay devices performing a relay between the plurality of mobile communication terminals and the server device. The mobile communication terminals include: a communication unit transmitting and receiving a long wave wirelessly, and a processing unit performing a predetermined process based on received information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Sumita, Kiyoshi Takei, Masamichi Izumida
  • Patent number: 8000734
    Abstract: A method and system is disclosed wherein timeslots designated in a wireless communication system as Common Physical Channel (CPCH) timeslots may be reused for user traffic. A CPCH timeslot used in a first cell may be reused by a second cell, assuming the first and second cells transmit control information in different CPCH timeslots, for user traffic. The second cell is permitted to reuse the timeslot in which the first cell is transmitting control information so long as the second cell's reuse of that timeslot does not degrade reception of control information in the first cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Vincent Roy, Paul Marinier
  • Patent number: 7995991
    Abstract: An apparatus for allowing a telecommunication service provider to manage the risk that a subscriber will not pay their bill for use of the provider's telecommunication system comprising interface means, operating within a digital computer, for communicating information relating to a particular subscriber, said interface means includes a first portion for communicating information relating to said particular subscriber with a payment records database and a second portion for receiving a call information record for each call involving said particular subscriber, said call information record derived from information compiled by a switching center that is capable of establishing connections between a plurality of pairs of telecommunication devices and simultaneously maintaining such connections; credit means, operating within said digital computer, for using said first portion of said interface to obtain a billing and payment history for said particular subscriber, for using said billing and payment history to es
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Authorize.Net LLC
    Inventors: Eric A. Johnson, Mark J. Handzel
  • Patent number: 7986958
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for setting transmission power of a data channel by a mobile station in a Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA) system. The power setting method and apparatus includes receiving scheduling information from a base station; comparing a data rate of desired transmission data with a data rate of the scheduled data; if the data rate of desired transmission data is less than the data rate of the scheduled data, adjusting a currently set transmission power offset value according to the data rate of desired transmission data and the data rate of the scheduled data; and setting transmission power of the data to be transmitted to the base station using the adjusted transmission power offset value, and transmitting the data using the set transmission power value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Youn-Hyoung Heo, Ju-Ho Lee, Seung-Hoon Park
  • Patent number: 7986913
    Abstract: A user (102) hears an audio program being broadcast and can record a sample of the audio. The sample is then conveyed to an analyzing means (106) to determine to which broadcast station the user is listening. The analyzing means monitors many broadcast channels. Thus, characteristics of the audio sample and samples taken from the broadcast channels can be compared to find a match. Broadcast information pertaining to the broadcast channel from which the match was found may then be reported back to the user, combined with an advertisement of a promotion, prize notification, discount offers, and other information specific for a certain radio station for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Landmark Digital Services, LLC
    Inventor: Avery Li-Chun Wang
  • Patent number: 7986985
    Abstract: A cellular phone device has an operation-unit casing, a sliding casing which is coupled to the operation-unit casing with the front face of the sliding casing facing the rear face of the operation-unit casing, and which slides with respect to the operation-unit casing in a direction parallel to the rear face of the operation-unit casing, and a direction input device provided on the rear face of the operation-unit casing. The sliding casing slides with respect to the operation-unit casing between a state where the direction input device is covered by the sliding casing and a state where a covering of the direction input device by the sliding casing is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Casio Hitachi Mobile Communications Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Niitsu, Masaki Uesugi, Yuuichi Oota, Motoyuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 7983612
    Abstract: A portable media player that provides for wireless connectivity is disclosed. In some examples, the portable media player contains a button that causes the player to search for, connect with, and disconnect from wireless networks. In some examples, the button provides indicators of the connectivity of the player, such as different colors or modes of illumination. In some examples, the functionality of the button changes depending on the connectivity of the player or characteristics of the playback or navigation of media within the player. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Varia Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Nelson, David Schultz
  • Patent number: 7966037
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of coordinating operation of subsystems implementing different wireless communication protocols is disclosed. The method comprises coordinating operation of a first subsystem implementing a first wireless communication protocol and at least other subsystem implementing at least one other wireless communication protocol by arbitrating between conflicting real time requests for access from the first subsystem and the at least one other subsystem based on a respective type and priority of the requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Giora Rayzman, Oren Kaidar, Miri Ratner
  • Patent number: 7965992
    Abstract: The invention provides systems and methods for targeting broadcast messages to particular vehicles or classes of vehicles. In one embodiment, the system comprises an information center for creating and sending a broadcast data message, and a relay section that receives the broadcast data message and relays the message to a plurality of vehicles. The information center typically comprises a one-to-many communication system for sending the message from one source to a plurality of receivers, such as a satellite radio network or the like. The message can be deleted or modified in response to commands received by the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Habaguchi, Tsuneo Ohno
  • Patent number: 7966041
    Abstract: The present invention involves a radio communication terminal comprising a camera module and an information receiving device, wherein said camera module comprise at least one mounting opening, said radio communication terminal further comprise at least one pin, which is connected to said information receiving device, and at least one resilient member, and said pin is adapted to be inserted into said mounting opening of said camera module and to interact with said resilient member to lock the camera module to the information receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventor: Tobias Wiesel
  • Patent number: 7962166
    Abstract: A receiving device in the trunked radio communications system receives an outbound signaling word comprising at least an opcode field and a band plan field, wherein the opcode field indicates that the outbound signaling message is a system status message and the band plan field indicates the band plan in use on the site. In another embodiment, the receiving device receives an outbound signaling word comprising at least an opcode field, a site identification field and a four bit band plan field, wherein the opcode field indicates that the outbound signaling message is an adjacent control channel message, the site identification field identifies a second site, and the four bit band plan field indicates the band plan in use on the second site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Tanhoa Trandai, John M. Gilbert, Donald R. Griffis, Daniel J. McDonald, Christopher H. Wilson
  • Patent number: 7945204
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for determining a location of a satellite radio receiver and directing advertisements to the satellite radio receiver based on its current location. The current location of the satellite radio receiver is determined through communication with a wireless mobile device and a wireless communications network where the wireless mobile device is located in close proximity to the satellite radio receiver. Once a location is determined, a database of satellite radio advertisements is searched to identify advertisements directed towards a specific location, and these advertisements are transmitted to the satellite radio receiver across a satellite radio network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Douglas A. Johnson, Michael Williams, Roy Joseph
  • Patent number: 7945205
    Abstract: A system and method for optimizing network delivery of streaming data is provided. Streaming delivery of data using point-to-point transmitters and broadcast transmitters can be dynamically controlled to maximize the usage of network resources. Current usage of respective systems can be analyzed, as can projected usage be analyzed. Network resources can be reallocated, and connecting devices can be redirected as needed to maintain high efficiency of allocated resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Clinton Mikan, Justin McNamara, John Lewis, Fulvio Cenciarelli
  • Patent number: 7941171
    Abstract: Techniques for implementing a push-to-talk feature in a mobile telecommunications environment (100) involve receiving an indication to activate a push-to-talk service for a first mobile device (130(2)) and identifying a group of mobile devices (130) associated with the push to-talk service for the first mobile device in response to the indication. The indication is received in an unstructured supplementary service data message. A notification relating to the indication to activate the push-to-talk service for the first mobile device is sent to one or more mobile devices from the identified group of mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Brahmananda Vempati, Jianming Xu, Ghassan Naim, Seshagiri Rao Madhavapeddy