Patents Examined by Stephen D'Agosta
  • Patent number: 7164931
    Abstract: A method for operating a base station employing a CDMA technique comprises combining a plurality of spread spectrum data signals into a combined signal having a fluctuating power level corresponding to the data signals; modulating the combined signal to produce an RF signal; measuring average power of the combined signal over a selected time period; adaptively limiting the combined signal power to a calculated level based at least in part on the measured power; and transmitting the RF signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Fatih M. Ozluturk, Brian Kiernan
  • Patent number: 7149556
    Abstract: A radio frequency (RF) device for authorizing user access to portions of a computer system. The RF device includes a power supply, processing circuitry that accesses the power supply according to a location of the RF device, and an antenna that transmits communication signals from the processing circuitry to a transponder that is coupled to the computer system. The processing circuitry is configured to operate at a first power level until the communication signals indicate that the location of the RF device is within a first range of the transponder. The processing circuitry is configured to begin operations at a second power level after the RF device is positioned within the first range of the transponder. The processing circuitry is also configured to operate at the second power level until the communication signals indicate that the location of the RF device has moved outside of a second range from the transponder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael F. Angelo, Raymond A. Toves
  • Patent number: 7113791
    Abstract: A method of assessing traffic and performance characteristics of a mobile telecommunications network in terms of the level of service has inputs as to performance requirements for voice traffic and voice loss, data traffic or data loss, information with respect to the voice traffic offered and the data traffic offered and average length of an individual message. The determination is made on the basis of the number of radio slots which are allocable to data traffic and on the basis of an exponential distribution of the average call waiting time in the queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: Telecom Italia S.P.A.
    Inventors: Chiara Lepschy, Giuseppe Minerva, Daniela Minervini, Francesca Pascali
  • Patent number: 7076253
    Abstract: According to a disclosed embodiment, a processor is configured to detect when a wireless mobile unit is in an High Data Rate (HDR) area. The processor is further configured to determine a need for exchanging data between the wireless mobile unit and a base station. The processor invokes a data burst optimizer to exchange data between the wireless mobile unit and the base station when the wireless mobile unit is in the HDR area. The data burst optimizer is configured to exchange data between the wireless mobile unit and the base station in an HDR area. The data burst optimizer is further configured to continuously detect when the wireless mobile unit is in the HDR area. The data burst optimizer is configured to stop exchanging data between the wireless mobile unit and the base station when the wireless mobile unit is not in the HDR area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Qualcomm, Inc.
    Inventor: Ellis T. Fisher
  • Patent number: 7065389
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a handheld radiotelephone having a battery pack attachably and detachably equipped on a rear surface of a main body, and a locking device for allowing the battery pack to be attached or detached. The locking device operates in a perpendicular direction with a length direction of the radiotelephone, and the battery pack is attached or detached while forming an arc around an end of the radiotelephone. The locking device includes an elastic locker having a predetermined elasticity, of which one end is fixed to a predetermined position of a lower casing frame of the radiotelephone and the other end is selectively locked in a locking hole. A pusher installed on the elastic locker, for pushing the elastic locker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hong-Bae Kim, Jong Cheon Wee, Jae Shik Kim
  • Patent number: 7058417
    Abstract: A method for messaging service, e.g. short message service (SMS), in a mobile phone, capable of inputting a phone number of receiver directly into a message editing window. Disclosed is also a computer-readable recording medium including therein a software program for execution of the method. After the user has entered a message, it is determined which type of a direct input is requested by the user for inputting of the address of the receiver in the message editing window. If the requested type determined by the user for the direct input of the address is an input by a look-up (searching) function, it is activated an address look-up window as a new display layer while still activating the message editing window, and inputted the address of the receiver selected by the user directly into the message editing window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Cha-Sup Jeong
  • Patent number: 7050816
    Abstract: An information providing system can include a registration terminal having a guidance information registration database which stores information groups, which are correlated with reference position information. When portable terminal position information for specifying the position of a portable terminal is received together with a transmission request for the guidance information, the guidance information is automatically selected from an information group in accordance with the received transmission request on the basis of the position relationship between the reference position which is specified by the reference position information corresponding to the information group in accordance with the received transmission request, and the position which is specified by the received portable terminal position information, and the selected guidance information is transmitted to the portable terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiki Fukui, Shinya Taniguchi, Naruhide Kitada
  • Patent number: 7050807
    Abstract: A hardware resource identifier (19) recognizes hardware resource dependencies in a multi-channel communications system. Initially, system communications domains (D1-D4) in which system hardware resources are located are identified. Next, managed hardware resources, hardware resource groups and hardware resource group boundaries among the system hardware resources are identified. Association labels are then assigned to the system hardware resources to identify relationships, if any, between the system hardware resources and external hardware, to discern redundant resources within respective ones of the hardware resource groups, and to characterize dedicated coupling between individual ones of the system hardware resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: General Dynamics Decision Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory Ralph Osborn
  • Patent number: 7046995
    Abstract: The mobile application security system and method in accordance with the invention increases the overall level of security in using a mobile application. In a preferred embodiment, the system may use a peer-to-peer architecture wherein each host of a mobile application is a node of the peer-to-peer network. In operation, when a mobile application jumps between hosts (nodes), information about the mobile application is generated and sent to a central security enforcement node so that the central security enforcement node may perform various security checks. The security checks ensure that the security of the mobile application is not compromised.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Aramira Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher A. Rygaard
  • Patent number: 7043241
    Abstract: A method and system for provisioning authorization for use of a service in a communications network. In response to a dialed feature code by a subscriber, a network entity may modify the subscriber's profile maintained by a serving system to authorize use of a service by the subscriber as indicated by the feature code. Alternatively, the subscriber's profile may be modified to prohibit use of the service as instructed by the dialed feature code. Therefore, the subscriber may effectively subscribe to or unsubscribe from a service in this manner by dialing a feature code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Sladek, Charles Woodson, Alex Zhang, Debashis Haldar
  • Patent number: 7043232
    Abstract: A method of sending personalized outgoing voicemail/multimedia mail messages based on the caller ID in a multimedia telecommunications network, the method including storing the subscriber's personalized outgoing voicemail and multimedia mail messages at a first network element, receiving a call having a unique caller ID for the subscriber at a second network element, determining at the second network element whether the subscriber has activated the service and whether the subscriber is unavailable to take the call, forwarding the call to the first network element where the service has been activated by the subscriber and the subscriber is unavailable to take the call, analyzing at the first network element the caller ID of the call to determine which of the stored outgoing messages is an appropriate outgoing message for the caller, and playing the appropriate outgoing message to the caller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Mariana Benitez Pelaez, Victoria Marie Halsell, Charu Verma
  • Patent number: 7043270
    Abstract: A system for sharing a cellular tower among multiple service providers comprises an antenna having an array of elements operable to define multiple, individual beams for signals in a communication frequency band and converter circuitry to convert the communication frequency band to a digital band. Filtering and signal processing circuitry define digital band portions for each of the at least two service providers, and drive the antenna to define at least one individual beam for each individual service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Andrew Corporation
    Inventors: Mano D. Judd, Gregory A. Maca, Joel C. Roper
  • Patent number: 7039397
    Abstract: A universal remote control interacts with a user to assist in training to one or more appliances. If the appliance is activated by a rolling code activation signal, a sequence of different rolling code activation signals is transmitted until the user indicates a successful rolling code transmission. If the appliance is activated by a fixed code activation signal, a fixed code word is used to generate and transmit each of a sequence of different fixed code activation signals until the user indicates a successful fixed code transmission. In response to an activation input, an activation signal is generated and transmitted based on data stored following user indication of a successful transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventor: Mark D. Chuey
  • Patent number: 7039361
    Abstract: A method and system for reducing electromagnetic interference emanating from and existing within a network device is provided. A layer of foam having a high insertion loss in the range of electromagnetic interference generated by the network device is provided on at least a portion of an inner surface of the telecommunication device. Electromagnetic interference generated by the components of the device is at least partially absorbed by the foam. The foam may be applied to the inner surface of the chassis of the device, or it may be applied on or near a high speed integrated circuit chip, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: CIENA Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. Collins
  • Patent number: 7031720
    Abstract: In mobile communication and radio systems there is a pre-emptive bandwidth allocation by dynamic partitioning the total spectrum available to allow mobile user groups with high priority services to access greater amounts of bandwidth than mobile user groups with lower priority services when the network is overloaded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Kings College London
    Inventors: Don Dilshan Weerakoon, Abdol Hamid Aghvami
  • Patent number: 7027807
    Abstract: The inventive method enables existing contracts between a user and a telecommunications network operator to be enlarged by a user dialling into a customer subscription and administration server (CSAS). The access procedure of the existing contract relation is used for authenticating the user. The subscription of new contract components, such as clearing of a new terminal for instance that has been purchased by dispatch is carried out in a menu-controlled manner and by means of instruction texts and tactile inputs. The aim of the invention is to authenticate the calling user, authorise the additional contracts, changes and services which can be subscribed and administered by the corresponding user and store newly subscribed or changed contracts and services. The CSAS is connected to the corresponding data bases of the telecommunications network, such as CCBS, CDB and HLR. IP dialling options are optionally provided by means of the telecommunications network and/or the public internet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: T-Mobile Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Walter Keller
  • Patent number: 7027832
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing a custom profile in a wireless device, and a method of modifying an audio profile in a wireless device, are disclosed. The apparatus includes a memory into which at least one criterion is entered by the user, a receiver that receives an audio signal, a comparator that receives the audio signal from the receiver, and that receives at least a first of the least one criterion from the memory, and that compares the audio signal to the first criterion, and an adjustor that adjusts the audio signal based on the result from the comparator. The method includes the steps of entering, by a user of the wireless device, of a first criterion, comparing an audio signal received by the wireless device to the first criterion, adjusting the audio signal based on the output of the comparing step, and playing the adjusted audio signal to the user, or broadcasting the adjusted audio signal to a remote caller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventor: Arnold J. Gum
  • Patent number: 7020461
    Abstract: To provide a propagation environment notification method in radio communication allowing a user to easily understand radio propagation environment information. When receiving a service start command C1 from a user terminal 100, a server 102 transfers software for clients to the user terminal 100 (C2). The user terminal 100 starts the transferred software for clients, and a user condition inputting process P2 is carried out to collect user specific information and radio base station information and transfer the same to the server 102 (C3). When receiving the information, the server 102 starts a distribution information generating process P1 for generating radio propagation environment information based on the information, and the generated information is transferred to the user terminal 100 (C4), and is converted into a format convenient for the user by the software for clients transferred on the user terminal 100, and displayed on the user terminal 100 (P3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Okanoue, Shuntaro Yamazaki, Yoshinori Watanabe, Hiroshi Furukawa
  • Patent number: 7016679
    Abstract: A mobile telephone network provides a network operator domain in which the output from a radio network controller (RAN) is processed by a voice capable serving GPRS support mode (VC-SGSN). The VC-SGSN consists of the combination of a voice service box (VSB) and a service GPRS support node (SGSN). The VSB and the SGSN can jointly access the same home location register). The output of the SGSN can be forwarded to the internet via a gateway GPRS support node while the output of the VSB can be forwarded to the public switched telephone network (PSTN).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Sudeep Kumar Palat, Hatef Yamini, Jin Yang
  • Patent number: 7010306
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a common platform for providing location information, which provision corresponds to network integration. In the present invention, a location information providing unit of a gateway server obtains from a position measuring center location information of mobile communication terminals. The location information of each mobile communication terminal may generated in different representational formats. A location information providing unit converts the obtained location information into representational formats that are capable of being handled by IP servers. Following conversion, the location information providing unit transmits the location information the IP servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: NTT Docomo, Inc.
    Inventors: Youichi Tanibayashi, Koichi Takahara, Masahiro Kaiwa, Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Kaoru Nakajima, Ichiro Inaba, Yuichiro Tsutsui