Patents Examined by Shantell Heiber
  • Patent number: 7924798
    Abstract: A device can connect to a packet data network through a first data channel, such as a connection with a wireless telecommunications network. The device can additionally connect to the packet data network through a second data channel. The device can simultaneously transmit data over the first and second data channels. Data channels can be added or removed in order to change the bandwidth available to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Lisa J. Brown, Joel E. Campbell, James B. Flack, Hugh H. Fletcher, Robert W. Hammond, Terry T. Yu
  • Patent number: 7925260
    Abstract: Spectrum monitoring measurements are made by microcell base stations in a layered cellular network, while not serving calls or engaged in processing calls. The microcell base station transmits a first control message from to a microcell mobile station, to increase the duration for the mobile station to reside in the camping state on a control channel of the microcell base station. The microcell base station transmits a second control message from the microcell base station to the microcell mobile station, to increase the duration for the mobile station to reside in a call origination state while attempting to access a control channel of the microcell base station. Then, to perform the spectrum monitoring measurement, the base station's transmitter is turned off, the receiver is retuned to the frequency to be monitored, a signal strength measurement taken on that frequency, the receiver is retuned back to its assigned frequency, and the transmitter is turned back on, all in a short time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Mathilde Benveniste, Sushil Kumar Prabhu
  • Patent number: 7920873
    Abstract: A mobile communications terminal (T) for a cellular communications network comprises an assisted satellite positioning device (D) connected to a satellite positioning installation connected to an assistance data server, a USSD management module (MGT) for setting up USSD transport channels, and a processor (MT) for coupling the management module (MGT) to the device (D) on request in order for a USSD transport channel to be set up between the device (D) and a location management equipment of the cellular network connected to the assistance data server. The USSD channel is then used to send the device (D) assistance data representative of identifiers of at least three satellites visible in the cell in which the terminal (T) is situated so that it can lock onto said satellites to estimate at least the distances between the satellites and its terminal (T).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Alcatel
    Inventor: Jacky Tang-Taye
  • Patent number: 7917140
    Abstract: An initial search for locating cells in a telecommunication system includes defining a set of carrier frequencies to be searched, and selecting as a cell search mode either a wide cell search mode or a narrow cell search mode, wherein selecting the cell search mode is based on a level of frequency generation accuracy. The wide cell search mode searches a wider frequency range than the narrow cell search mode searches. For each carrier frequency in the set of carrier frequencies to be searched, a most-recently selected cell search mode is used when searching for a cell transmitting on the carrier frequency. The narrow cell search mode is used only when the level of frequency generation accuracy is better than an expected worst level of frequency generation accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Torgny Palenius
  • Patent number: 7912474
    Abstract: When a cell load becomes higher than a call setup threshold value for a first channel (CS channel), a second channel (PS channel) is changed into a channel having a low transmission rate. Consequently, the cell load is reduced and no cell loss occurs in the first channel. Therefore, the call loss rate of a first communication service is lowered. Simultaneously, a handover threshold value is higher than the call setup threshold value for the first channel so that a failure rate of handover is lowered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Kojiro Hamabe, Kenji Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 7912479
    Abstract: The network system of the present invention comprises a plurality of base transceiver stations, a plurality of antenna systems, and a radio-channel connection controller. The radio-channel connection controller comprises a connection switching unit switching the connection between the plurality of base transceiver stations and the plurality of antenna systems, and a switching control unit controlling the connection switching of the connection switching unit according to a loaded state of the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Saburo Tanaka, Hisao Kawano, Hideki Hieida
  • Patent number: 7860536
    Abstract: A method of using a portable communications device includes displaying a first image of a rotary dial in a display of the portable communications device in response to a first contact by a user with a click wheel. The first image of the rotary dial includes a plurality of icons arranged proximate to a periphery of the rotary dial. The plurality of icons include numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Steven P. Jobs, Scott Forstall, Greg Christie, Bas Ording, Imran Chaudhri, Stephen O. Lemay, Marcel Van Os, Freddy Allen Anzures, Mike Matas
  • Patent number: 7831261
    Abstract: A communication terminal capable of efficiently performing download of a file is provided. A communication terminal 1 includes an input detection section 10, a request section 12, a reception section 14, and a recognition section 16. When the input detection section 10 detects an input of an information request number by a user, the request section 12 transmits a request to a network 6 to transmit a service-availability information. The service-availability information consists of area information indicating whether or not a serving cell of the communication terminal 1 is included in an HSDPA service area and resource information indicating whether or not allocation of HSDPA resource to the communication terminal 1 is possible, when the serving cell of the communication terminal 1 is included in the HSDPA service area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Nobukazu Uno, Hiromi Himeno
  • Patent number: 7813373
    Abstract: In a network comprising a source, a destination, and intermediate nodes along a route between the source and the destination, techniques are provided for allocating one or more time slots to transmit a particular data stream along the route based on the QoS requirements to transmit the particular data stream. In one implementation, a Scout Request message (SRM) is sent from the source to the destination to allocate time slots along the route to transmit a particular data stream to the destination. The SRM can include QoS requirements to transmit the particular data stream. Each intermediate node along the route can allocate one or more time slots to transmit the particular data stream based on the QoS requirements needed to transmit the particular data stream along the route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Avinash Joshi, Manish Shukla
  • Patent number: 7809379
    Abstract: The present invention provides a multi-mode mobile terminal and method of triggering a communication service using position information thereof, by which the multi-mode mobile terminal triggers its optimal communication service in a communication environment where various kinds of communications systems co-exist. The present invention includes acquiring a position of a multi-mode mobile terminal configured to operate in a plurality of separate communication modes and operating the multi-mode mobile terminal in the communication mode based on its position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Tai Woo Kim
  • Patent number: 7804829
    Abstract: A wireless communication system includes a data transmitter, having an image pickup device, and a plurality of data receivers, for performing interactive wireless data communications between the data transmitter and each of the data receivers. The data transmitter includes a display for displaying an image of a data receiver photographed by the image pickup device, from among the plurality of data receivers, a data transmission destination recognizer, a directional antenna controller for directing a directional antenna to the data receiver recognized as a transmission destination of transmission data by the data transmission destination recognizer, a command transmitter for transmitting a communication designation command to the data receiver, and a device address storage for storing a device address of the data receiver. The data receiver includes a command receiver, and an ACK transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Jun Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 7796012
    Abstract: A method of controlling access to an area accessible by persons, particularly to a space closed by a door, includes providing a first mobile communications unit on which at least one access code is filed, at least one second mobile communications unit and a receiver unit for receiving the access code. The access code is transmitted by the first communications unit to the second communications unit. The access code is transmitted to the receiver unit by this second communications unit. After a successful checking of the access code by the receiver unit the door access is freed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Inventio AG
    Inventor: Bernhard Gerstenkorn
  • Patent number: 7788002
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for managing mobile platform fault data. The method includes automatically collecting raw fault data regarding at least one fault that occurs onboard the mobile platform utilizing a central maintenance computer (CMC) onboard the mobile platform. The raw fault data is automatically transmitted from the CMC to an onboard computer system (OCS) of the mobile platform and to a central computer system (CCS) located remotely from the mobile platform. The method additionally includes automatically generating at least one electronic mobile platform cabin (MPC) draft fault report from the raw data utilizing a first portion of an electronic logbook function (ELB1) of the OCS. Execution of the ELB1 additionally generates a MPC draft fault report notification message viewable on an OCS display and is automatically downloaded to the CCS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Steven J Yukawa, Tim W Anstey, Steven R Ecola, David L Allen
  • Patent number: 7778216
    Abstract: A satellite multimedia broadcasting terminal and method for updating pilot channel information is provided. By determining whether pilot channel information has changed and updating pilot channel information based on the determination, processing of unchanged pilot channel information can be minimized and the efficiency of a system enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: LG Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Nam-Shin Cho
  • Patent number: 7773517
    Abstract: A method and device for identifying degradation in service quality for a wireless media service. The wireless media service has a known expected packet generation rate, which may be determined by the device based upon the codec and payload size selected on initiating the media service. At a receiving device, the packets actually received by the device from the other termination point are counted over a time period, and this number is compared with the number of packets that were expected based upon the known packet generation rate. From this comparison a packet loss rate may be determined. If the packet loss rate exceeds a threshold level, then the device may issue a user alert, terminate the service, or take other action. The threshold level may be established based upon a packet loss rate corresponding to a significant degree of service quality degradation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Sherif Abdel-Kader, Michael Chen
  • Patent number: 7769347
    Abstract: A communication system providing wireless communication among wireless users through a number of cellular base stations. The system includes a connecting station with a millimeter wave wireless transceiver in communication with a fiber optic or high-speed cable communication network. The transceiver is adapted to communicate at millimeter wave frequencies higher than 60 GHz with another millimeter wave transceiver at one of the cellular base stations. Each of the base stations serves a separate communication cell. Each base station is equipped with a low frequency wireless transceiver for communicating with the wireless users within the cell at a radio frequency lower than 6 GHz. In preferred embodiments the system a part of a telephone system, an Internet system or a computer network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Trex Enterprises Corp.
    Inventors: John A Louberg, Paul A Johnson, Eric Korevaar
  • Patent number: 7756539
    Abstract: A method and system for notifying a push-to-talk enabled user of an event. The method includes the steps of: receiving event data to be provided to a user; determining a push-to-talk configuration including carrier information for the user; and based on the push-to-talk configuration, providing the event data and user identification information to a carrier identified in the carrier information. The system may include an aggregation service controller; a text to speech converter; a user PTT connection mapping database; an online service interface; and a PTT service provider interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David Milstein, Linda Criddle
  • Patent number: 7747266
    Abstract: In one illustrative method, a periodic location update timer value is broadcasted by a wireless communication network and received and stored in memory of a mobile station. A request for data service is transmitted by the mobile station to a wireless communication network, and the request is reattempted at least one time in response to identifying a rejection of the request. If the request for the data service is accepted in response to the request, the mobile station operates in the wireless communication network using the data service. On the other hand, if the request for the data service is not accepted, the mobile station is set in a data service deregistered state. A timer is initialized with an initial value that is less than the periodic location update timer value and started. In response to an expiration of the timer, the mobile station repeats the transmission of the request for the data service and any reattempts in response to any rejections of the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Jayasri Gunaratnam, Noushad Naqvi, Bryan Taylor, Craig Ian Haight Swann, Hugh Hind, Bao Quoc Nguyen, Darcy Richard Phipps
  • Patent number: 7738881
    Abstract: The present invention leverages changes in the sensed strength of radio signals at different locations to determine a device's location. In one instance of the present invention, inference procedures are used to process ambient commercial radio signals, to estimate a location or a probability distribution over the locations of a device. In another instance of the present invention, a system utilizes learning and inference methods that are applied to rank vector of signal strength vectors. Moving to such rank orderings leads to systems that bypass consideration of absolute signal strengths in location calculations. The present invention facilitates approximations for locating a device by providing a system that does not require a substantial number of available ambient signal strengths while still providing useful location inferences in determining locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: John C. Krumm, Gerald F. Cermak, Eric J. Horvitz, Edward C. Miller, Adel Amin AbdelAzim Youssef
  • Patent number: 7693527
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for controlling access to a wireless network by a remote terminal in a restricted frequency band in accordance with authorization conditions defined by geographic location. The remote terminal has a geographic self locating capability from which a location specifier is generated. The location specifier is compared to a geographic zone map which has information pertaining to conditions for authorizing communications in the restricted frequency band for various different geographic zones. Depending upon which geographic zone the remote terminal is in or nearby, power level, and time period of communication vary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Zlatko Krstulich