Patents Examined by Steve M. D'Agosta
  • Patent number: 7398051
    Abstract: A satellite radio receiver includes a display that displays information regarding one or more channels that are not currently being listened to. For a music channel, this information may include the name of the artist, the song title, time left in the song, etc. For a news channel, this information may include the news currently being discussed, the name of the news program, the time remaining, etc. For a sports channel, this information may include the name of the channel, a description of the sporting event, the time remaining, etc. The preferred embodiments include different ways to select which channels are “favorites” and therefore displayed on the display. One way is to select one or more channels that are assigned to preset buttons on the radio receiver. Another way is to keep track of which channels are most frequently listened to, and to display information regarding those channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Cary Lee Bates, Eric John Nelson, John Matthew Santosuosso
  • Patent number: 7397785
    Abstract: A method for enhancing the fairness and performance in a multihop ad hoc network, the method usually including providing contention synchronization information regarding a transmission between nodes of the network, wherein the information is routinely provided to nodes in a range of two hops from the nodes participating at the transmission. The method also typically includes setting, after successfully finishing the transmission, a waiting time for the nodes participating at the transmission, in which these nodes backoff from accessing a transmission medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Haitao Wu, Liang Sun, Shiduan Cheng, Jian J. Ma
  • Patent number: 7392057
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a message service. Position information and/or security information is inserted into messages before transmission. A receiving mobile terminal may open the received message depending on its position or knowledge of the security information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Hyeon-Wook Lee
  • Patent number: 7379445
    Abstract: Techniques and structures are presented for use in mitigating the effects of platform noise within a wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Inventors: Yongfang Guo, Xintian E. Lin, Qinghua Li
  • Patent number: 7379742
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for allocating subcarriers in an orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) system is described. In one embodiment, the method comprises allocating at least one diversity cluster of subcarriers to a first subscriber and allocating at least one coherence cluster to a second subscriber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Adaptix, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaodong Li, Hui Liu, Wenzhong Zhang, Kemin Li
  • Patent number: 7379741
    Abstract: A sub-carrier allocation method including selecting a number of cells having a strongest inter-cell interference among cells in a multiple-cell environment, and selecting mutually exclusive sub-carrier sets for each cell selected having the strongest interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Joon-Kui Ahn, Dong-Wook Roh
  • Patent number: 7376117
    Abstract: Interleaving circuit for a multiband OFDM (orthogonal frequency division multiplexing) transceiver of a ultra wide band wireless personal access network transmitting OFDM modulated symbols, wherein each OFDM symbol consists of a predetermined number (NCBPS) of encoded bits, said interleaving circuit comprising a symbol interleaving unit which receives an input bitstream of encoded bits and permutes adjacent bits of said input bitstream across different OFDM symbols; an intra-symbol tone interleaving unit which receives the bits permuted by said symbol interleaving unit and permutes adjacent bits of each OFDM symbol across uncorrelated data sub-carriers; and an intra-symbol cyclic shift unit which shifts cyclically NCBPS bits of each OFDM symbol in response to a shift value (K) which is changed between adjacent OFDM symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Yossi Erlich, Assaf Gurevitz
  • Patent number: 7366527
    Abstract: A communication device for transmitting/acquiring a phone number via a link network and method thereof are provided. In an embodiment, two communication devices are linked together via a link network to directly transfer a phone number stored in a communication device to the other via the link network. Further, the communication device receiving the phone number, can make a comparison according to a decision table to determine whether it is a diallable phone number, thereby providing a dial function or an edit confirm option for the received the phone number. In this case, the decision table has multiple identification numbers and their corresponding number counts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: Inventec Multimedia&Telecom Corporation
    Inventor: Yun-Shiang Jhuang
  • Patent number: 7359703
    Abstract: System and method for the adaptive control of VHF communications in aircraft. In one embodiment, the invention includes an adaptive communications system for an aircraft having a communications processor that accesses a communications switching model to select a preferred ground communications station. In another embodiment, a method of communication between an aircraft and a ground station includes receiving a communications switching model and determining a flight parameter for the aircraft as the aircraft navigates along a flight route and selecting a ground station based upon the determined flight parameter. The aircraft then communicates with the selected ground station. In still another embodiment, a method for compiling a communications switching model includes receiving signals from a ground station and measuring a signal strength. A preferred ground station is selected based upon the measured signal strength value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. McGuffin, Willard R. True, Michael D. Holder, Mark C. Erwin
  • Patent number: 7356340
    Abstract: A system and method is shown for determining the spatial boundary of certain measurable phenomena, such as broadcast signals, at various locations within geographical areas covered by the phenomenon. Data representing relative signal quality at various locations within the geographical area is created within a mobile device, such as a cell phone capable of receiving the phenomenon. The data is stored and refined within the device so as to define weak signal quality areas within at least a portion of the geographical area traveled by the mobile device. The refinement, which in one embodiment comprises coalescing and splitting stored data locations in the device allows for long storage periods by reducing memory requirements. By devoting the majority of memory to locations in the vicinity of the good/bad boundary, the most detailed picture possible of the boundary is achieved for a given amount of memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Hamilton
  • Patent number: 7356007
    Abstract: In a CDMA receiver, the TFCI decoding error is reduced. When the difference between TFCI correlation values is small and hence TFCI candidates are less credible, data is decoded using transport format information according to a plurality of TFCI having a high TFCI correlation value to select an appropriate TFCI using to a CRC judge result. Data is decoded according to the appropriate TFCI and is sent to the higher layer. Therefore, data decoded according to correct transfer format information can be reported to the upper layer. This resultantly keeps high utilization efficiency of finite wireless resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Nishimura
  • Patent number: 7356359
    Abstract: A method for determining connection of an external device to a mobile communication terminal is provided. The method comprises detecting connection of an external device to a mobile communication terminal based on a signal generated by a first operation module of the mobile communication terminal; activating a connection interrupt routine, in response to the signal generated by the first operation module; controlling an active status of a second operation module by way of the first operation module to switch system operations from a first clock speed to a second clock speed; and establishing a signal transfer path between the mobile communication terminal and the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Hyung-Suk Oh
  • Patent number: 7355992
    Abstract: A limited acknowledgement-based communication methodology increases the throughput efficiency of a relay-based, extended range, wireless packetized data transmissions to a data-reception site from a data-sourcing site, geographically remote with respect to the data-reception site. Rather than return an acknowledgement for each received packet, the data-reception site returns an acknowledgement only after receipt of a group of packets. When returning an acknowledgement, the data-reception site identifies which packets of the group were not successfully received. Missing packets may be retransmitted by the data-sourcing transmitter either immediately, or in response to a subsequent poll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: David Victor Jones, Warren Todd Wilson, Raymond J. Kolar
  • Patent number: 7349704
    Abstract: A method and system for sharing over-allocated bandwidth between different classes of service in a wireless network. Traffic is transmitted for a first service class in excess of bandwidth allocated to the first service class using unused bandwidth allocated to a second class. After transmitting traffic for the first service class in excess of bandwidth allocated to the first service class using unused bandwidth allocated to a second class, traffic for a third service class is transmitted in unused bandwidth remaining in the second service class.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerzy Miernik, Pulin R. Patel, Achal R. Patel, Ojas T. Choksi
  • Patent number: 7349373
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for determining soft or softer handoff are described. The present invention includes the steps of comparing sectors in an active set to set values corresponding to the soft or softer handoff for the sectors, respectively in a base station, transmitting a first parameter for selecting cell switching parameters between the sectors neighboring each other in the active set to a mobile station wherein the set values for the respective sectors are included in the first parameter, generating values of a parameter PDCH_GROUP_IDENTIFIER corresponding to a packet data channel group identifier using the set values included in the first parameter, determining whether a serving sector and a target sector among the sectors are in the soft or softer handoff using the generated values of the parameter PDCH_GROUP_IDENTIFIER, and selecting the cell switching parameters accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jong Hoe An, Chan Ho Kyung
  • Patent number: 7346359
    Abstract: The invention provides a novel method for preparing a wireless environment for location determination of a wireless mobile unit, and for location determination of a wireless mobile unit. In preparing the physical environment, the invention utilizes novel techniques, including novel techniques to place transmitters, the removal of outlying data in the creation of reference RF fingerprints, and algorithms to obtain accurate reference RF fingerprints. In determining the location of a wireless mobile unit, the invention utilizes novel techniques, including novel techniques to select transmitters, the removal of outlying data in the creation of reference RF fingerprints, and algorithms to obtain accurate reference RF fingerprints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Pango Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Chanakya Damarla, James Ivers, Mark Pollard, Andrew J. Kompanek, Brian H. Trammell
  • Patent number: 7343174
    Abstract: In a particular embodiment, the disclosure is directed to a system including a customer authentication and payment server, a merchant data server, a merchant network, and a merchant station. The merchant data server is coupled to a public data network and the public data network is coupled to the customer authentication and payment server. The merchant network is coupled to the merchant data server and the merchant station. The merchant station includes a communication interface to provide for wireless communication with customers located within a wireless coverage area using an ad hoc connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: AT&T Knowledge Ventures, L.P.
    Inventors: Lalitha Suryanarayana, Michael F. Grannan, David Patron
  • Patent number: 7336923
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system for extending wireless network coverage is generally presented. In this regard, an extender agent is introduced to determine whether a wireless communication(s) was intended for a client(s) on an extended coverage network serviced by a client receiving the communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Satyendra Yadav
  • Patent number: 7333822
    Abstract: A method is provided for transmitting messages, for example, in a telecommunications network, in which a first message service and a second message service are available. Dedicated messages of the first message service are sent using messages of the second message service. An exemplary method may permit an optimized transmission scheme to be maintained for the dedicated messages of the first message service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: IPCOM GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventors: Josef Laumen, Joerg Reinecke, Frank Schange, Gunnar Schmidt
  • Patent number: 7330737
    Abstract: A multi-media cradle adapted to receive a mobile phone comprises a housing and a cradle mounted to the housing for seating the mobile phone. When seated, the multi-media cradle is electrically coupled with the mobile phone via a system bus line. A display is included for viewing text and images originally intended for the mobile phone's display. Similarly, a speaker and microphone is included for reproducing audio input/output of the mobile phone. In addition, a QWERTY type keyboard is included for text and character entry. Data ports allow the multi-media cradle to be coupled with a variety of peripheral devices and removable storage media ports receive removable storage media such that data can be stored, retrieved, and exchanged between a removable storage media and the mobile phone. Also included are one or more short range RF transceivers for exchanging data from the mobile phone with an external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventor: Hassan Mahini