Patents Examined by Phuoc Doan
  • Patent number: 8787986
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and an operation control method thereof in which a delay time of the screen lock execution is controlled according to the type of application, are discussed. The mobile terminal according to an embodiment of the present disclosure may include an input unit configured to receive a user input; an execution controller configured to execute screen lock if the user input is not received for a first delay time; and a change controller configured to extend the first delay time to a second delay time based on the user's gaze information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jungsu Lee, Jinwook Choi, Seungwon Lee, Seungcheon Baek
  • Patent number: 8738059
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to recording voice data transmissions between mobile communication devices. An embodiment of the disclosure receives, at a first mobile communication device, an indication that a subsequent voice transmission segment may or may not be recorded by at least one other mobile communication device, and transmits, from the first mobile communication device, an indication to said at least one other mobile communication device that the subsequent voice transmission segment may or may not be recorded. Another embodiment receives an indication from at least one other mobile communication device that a subsequent voice transmission segment may or may not be recorded by said mobile communication device, and if the received indication indicates that the subsequent voice transmission segment may be recorded, records at least a portion of the subsequent voice transmission segment, and stores the recorded portion in a memory associated with said mobile communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Mark A. Maggenti, Kulathumani Krishnan, Mohammed Ataur Rahman Shuman
  • Patent number: 8682388
    Abstract: A mobile device includes a touch screen display and touch screen circuit for receiving touch inputs. A camera configured to acquire one or more images in front of the display. A proximity sensor configured to provide an indication that a user is in close proximity to the touch screen display. A processor being effective to determine, in response to the indication of the proximity sensor, whether the user is in a position to view the display based on the one or more images of the camera. If the proximity sensor provides an indication that the user is in close proximity to the display and the processor determines, based on the one or more images, that the user is in a position to view the display, then at least one of the display and the touch screen circuit are not disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Sandeep Vuppu, Chris Grivas, Hong Zhao
  • Patent number: 8626197
    Abstract: A method and system for linking information from a mobile telephony device with an electronic file are disclosed. At least some of the illustrative embodiments may be a method comprising a computer system performing an operation on an electronic file and determining that the computer system is proximate to a first mobile telephony device. The method also comprises determining information about the first mobile telephony device, linking at least some of the information from the first mobile telephony device with the electronic file on the computer system, and storing the electronic file and the information linked with the electronic file in a memory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Elizabeth C. Roche, Jason Whitney
  • Patent number: 8626119
    Abstract: A system and method for managing a mobile device(s) to provide for a notification(s) when specified thresholds are reached and/or execute defined rules for the mobile device(s). The rules can relate to any function of the mobile device(s), including but not limited to, notification when a percentage of voice/data/SMS is reached during a billing cycle, notification when a mobile device(s) leaves a geo-fence, and restrict a mobile device(s) when a threshold is reached. The system provides a versatile management system allowing a user to effectively control use of a mobile device(s) and manage costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Tangoe, Inc.
    Inventors: Jaan Leemet, Daniel Rudich
  • Patent number: 8620389
    Abstract: A method for operating a communications device can include receiving a plurality of spoken commands uttered by a user, the plurality of spoken commands comprising a custom written communication message to be displayed. The method can also include executing a speech recognition engine to recognize and convert each of the spoken commands into corresponding electronic signals that selectively enable and operatively control each of a plurality of multimedia units and at least one light array, wherein the electronic signals are configured to cause multiple light units of the light array to be selectively activated and display the custom written communication message. The method can further include transmitting audio signals received from different ones of the plurality of multimedia units to a radio via a preset open radio channel for broadcasting the audio signals through at least one speaker connected to the radio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Avon Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Martin Schrager
  • Patent number: 8611311
    Abstract: Methods and systems for estimating and canceling pilot interference in a wireless (e.g., CDMA) communication system. In one method, a received signal comprised of a number of signal instances, each including a pilot, is initially processed to provide data samples. Each signal instance's pilot interference may be estimated by despreading the data samples with a spreading sequence for the signal instance, channelizing the despread data to provide pilot symbols, filtering the pilot symbols to estimate the channel response of the signal instance, and multiplying the estimated channel response with the spreading sequence. The pilot interference estimates due to a plurality of interfering multipaths are accumulated to derive the total pilot interference, which is subtracted from the data samples to provide pilot-canceled data samples. These samples are then processed to derive demodulated data for each of at least one (desired) signal instance in the received signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Alessandro Vanelli Coralli, Henry David Pfister, Jilei Hou, John Edward Smee, Roberto Padovani, Brian K Butler, Jeffrey A Levin, Thomas B Wilborn, Paul E Bender
  • Patent number: 8611911
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of controlling resources of a femto base station for protecting a macro terminal and controlling interference among femto base stations are provided. The femto base station or a gateway of the femto base station may allocate resource blocks of a femto cell based on a silencing resource block for protecting the macro terminal. Also, the femto base station or the gateway of the femto base station may allocate the resource block of the femto cell based on a relative location between the macro base station and the femto base station and a victim macro terminal. The femto base station or the gateway of the femto base station may allocate the resource block of the femto cell based on a resource block used by a neighboring femto base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nam Yoon Lee, Young Jun Hong, Kyung Hun Jang, Bruno Clerckx, Joon Young Cho
  • Patent number: 8611305
    Abstract: Techniques for improving the capacity of a wireless communications system using interference cancellation (IC). In an early decoding and IC aspect, a frame transmitted from a user to a base station may be decoded prior to the entire frame being received by the base station. The remaining portion of the frame may then be re-constructed at the base station prior to its reception, and cancelled from the receive signal to reduce the interference to frames received from other users. In a power control aspect for early decoding and IC, the power control target level at a local base station may be adjusted in response to successfully early decoding a frame, without affecting the overall outer loop power control operation. Further aspects include late decoding techniques for utilizing the IC of other users' signals to improve the probability of decoding a given user's frames, as well as techniques for traffic channel demodulation using channel re-estimation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Peter J. Black, Christopher G. Lott, Rashid A. Attar, Yu-Cheun Jou, Jun Ma
  • Patent number: 8606339
    Abstract: [Summary] [Object] An object of the present invention is to enhance operability of a mobile communication terminal to be foldable by directing a display panel outward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yusuke Miyata, Yonosuke Amano
  • Patent number: 8599745
    Abstract: Provided is a method, system and programming product for maintaining a connection between a mobile device and a server over a wireless network in a manner that conserves the power supply of the mobile device. The claimed subject matter addresses the transmission of regular “keep-alive” packets to refresh a network address translation (NAT) server and the scanning for and connecting to faster, higher priority network connections. A configurable parameter, or power timeout, specifies an idle time. When a period of time equal to the parameter has passed with no traffic between the mobile device and the server, in either direction, periodic roaming scans and keep-alive messages are halted. As soon as traffic is resumed through the tunnel, the mobile device roams to the highest priority connection and roaming scans and keep-alive messages are resumed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen W. Babin
  • Patent number: 8599271
    Abstract: A system for collecting data comprising a mobile terminal for capturing a plurality of frames of image data, the mobile terminal having a first imaging assembly and a second imaging assembly, the first imaging assembly for capturing a first frame of image data representing a first object and the second imaging assembly for capturing a second frame of image data representing a second object, wherein the system for use in collecting data is operative for associating first frame information and second frame information, the first frame information including one or more of image data of the first frame of image data and information derived utilizing the image data of the first frame of image data, the second frame information including one or more of image data of the second frame of image data and information derived utilizing the image data of the second frame of image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William H. Havens, Ynjiun Paul Wang, Jonathan Stiles
  • Patent number: 8594688
    Abstract: A downlink cooperative multi-point (CoMP) framework of a wireless communication system reduces inter-node interference and increases channel gain by scheduling a user equipment (UE) based on improved interference estimates and gain estimates. The UE computes a gain scaling factor (?) based on theoretical gain and actual gain for each available scheduling scenario and transmits the gain scaling factors to an anchor node of the UE's radio reporting set (RRS). The anchor node computes an internal scaling factor (?) based on the received gain scaling factors (?) to estimate an actual gain for the scheduling scenarios. The UE also periodically transmits quantized interference estimates to the anchor node. The anchor node predicts a rate for the scheduling scenarios and schedules the UE based on the internal scaling factor (?), the gain scaling factors (?), and the interference estimates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alan Barbieri, Alexei Yurievitch Gorokhov
  • Patent number: 8594632
    Abstract: Embodiments of device-to-device (D2D) discovery, authentication, and connection techniques are generally described herein. In an example, a device-to-device connection establishment technique may be performed directly between peer-to-peer wireless communication devices without obtaining authentication information from a cloud network or an external service. The device-to-device connection establishment technique may include a transmission of a discovery request to available devices, a transmission of a response from available devices including authentication data, and a verification of the authentication data. The authentication data may include previously stored image data associated with a device or human user associated with a device. In further examples, image processing and image recognition techniques may be used to verify a particular device or human user associated with a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Shahrnaz Azizi, Adrian P Stephens, Thomas J. Kenney, Eldad Perahia, Emily H. Qi, Minyoung Park
  • Patent number: 8594656
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a method for determining if a collaboration session may be established between a first wireless telecommunication device and a second wireless telecommunication device of a wireless cellular telecommunication network. The second wireless telecommunication device: receives through the telecommunication network, a message comprising at least one information representative of a time to transfer or receive a predetermined radio signal by the second wireless telecommunication device, determines at least from time of reception of the message and from the time to transfer or receive the predetermined radio signal if a collaboration session between the first and the second wireless telecommunication may be established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Nicolas Gresset, Herve Bonneville, Mourad Khanfouci
  • Patent number: 8588808
    Abstract: A system and method for estimating velocity of a mobile station in a wireless communication system using time-frequency signal processing and a geographical database. The geographical database is used for prediction of ray trajectory and ray power to provide an estimate of propagation delay associated with database points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Nice-Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Moshe Levin, Avraham Freedman
  • Patent number: 8588134
    Abstract: When a mobile station 200 is out of uplink synchronization, an efficient procedure is realized no matter whether a dedicated signature can be allocated. In a mobile communication system in which a base station 100 transmits a DL-SCH to a mobile station 200, when the mobile station 200 is out of uplink synchronization and detects resource allocation, the mobile station 200 performs a random access to the base station 100. When the base station 100 detects a signature by using a random access channel, it transmits a preamble response to the mobile station 200. When the mobile station 200 receives the preamble response, it transmits Message 3 to the base station 100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shohei Yamada, Yasuyuki Kato
  • Patent number: 8582509
    Abstract: To support mobile stations that are not capable of demodulating the entire bandwidth or that can be made to demodulate less than the entire bandwidth, a system, apparatus and method are provided to schedule users on less than all of the bandwidth. Further, certain users can be scheduled on more of the bandwidth than others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Aamod Khandekar, Alexei Gorokhov, Avneesh Agrawal, Rajiv Vijayan, Edward Harrison Teague, Fatih Ulupinar
  • Patent number: 8583079
    Abstract: A method and system for determining and sharing rich presence status of a user is presented. Multiple types of presence status options are associated with user's status based on location, activity, availability, transit status, and user's text updates, which the user can selectively share on their mobile device with different groups of users, and make one or more aspects of their presence status broadly available to everyone. Also a system to determine status based on auto-updates and manual updates is presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: mPanion, Inc.
    Inventor: Neeraj Chawla
  • Patent number: 8565714
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for identifying public safety answering point (PSAP) callbacks by transmitting, by a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) in a first network, a registration message, to a PSAP in a second network. Upon registration, the WTRU receives a registration response including an information element (IE) and stores the IE. The PSAP, which may be located in either an internet protocol (IP) Network or a public switched telephone network (PSTN), transmits an emergency callback to the WTRU and includes the IE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Interdigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Milan Patel