Patents Examined by Tilahun Gesesse
  • Patent number: 7848763
    Abstract: A method to remotely determine a location of a mobile unit without intervention by a user of the mobile unit is provided. The mobile unit may receive a location query, download location data from a GPS, and transmit the location data via a wireless telecommunications network. For example, a call center may initiate a location query using a voice channel call to the mobile unit. In addition, the mobile unit may select a mode of communication from a number of alternative modes of digital wireless communication based upon a determined characteristic of the transmission mode. By way of example, the determined characteristic could be a transmission speed, cost of transmission, or signal strength of the selected communication mode. Furthermore, the unit may be a battery pack or other accessory device attachable to a wireless telephone handset, or integrated within a mobile unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Airbiquity Inc.
    Inventors: Andre F. A. Fournier, Allen A. Jahani, Michael S. Sawyer, Stephen M. Grant
  • Patent number: 7848770
    Abstract: The present invention provides a distributed antenna communications system and methods of implementing a distributed antenna communications system. In accordance with an embodiment of the invention, a distributed antenna system comprises: a base station configured for communication with a telecommunications network; a multi-port repeater hub connected to the base station to receive a communications signal from the base station and to distribute the communications signal to a plurality of ports of the multi-port repeater hub, the multi-port repeater hub comprising a scanner for scanning a plurality of frequency channels to identify one or more channels of the communications signal received from the base station; and a plurality of antenna units, each coupled to one of the ports of the multi-port repeater hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: LGC Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Stefan Scheinert
  • Patent number: 7840224
    Abstract: Techniques are described for providing location-based information and functionality to people and computing devices in various ways. In at least some situations, the techniques include enabling multiple people in a common geographic area to interact in various ways, such as via devices capable of communications (e.g., cellular telephones, computing devices with wired and/or wireless communications capabilities, etc.). In addition, the techniques include enabling the creation and maintenance of location-based virtual groups of users (also referred to as “clouds”), such as for users of mobile and/or fixed-location devices. Such clouds may enable various types of interactions between group members, and may be temporary and/or mobile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Pelago, Inc.
    Inventors: Darren E. Vengroff, Jeffrey A. Holden
  • Patent number: 7840239
    Abstract: A power management bus for controlling power over multiple device subsystems includes a master power bus controller which transmits power management information to control one or more power resources through a transmit interface. The transmitted information is received at one or more receive interfaces. A broadcast message can be transmitted to control multiple power resources by subsystem, resource group and resource type. A single address message can be transmitted to control a single power resource. A power down can be initiated at any of the receive interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Lorenzo Indiani, Jean-Christophe Jiguet, Pierre Carbou, Philippe Perney
  • Patent number: 7826877
    Abstract: A method and system for wirelessly providing venue-based data to one or more hand held devices. Venue-based data can be acquired from one or more venues. The venue-based data can be authenticated and wirelessly transmitted to one or more hand held devices through one or more wireless telecommunications networks, in response to authenticating the venue-based data and/or the hand held device(s) and/or a user of the hand held device(s), in order to permit the venue-based data to be accessible via one or more hand held devices at locations remote from the venue(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Front Row Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Luis M. Ortiz, Kermit D. Lopez
  • Patent number: 7826833
    Abstract: The task of configuring a thin client device for networking functionality and connectivity is simplified using a portable computer-readable media device to transfer and automatically load RF interference data into a provisioning device. A wireless radio frequency channel that is usable for the wireless protocol to be employed by the device and which is not currently experiencing prohibitive RF interference is selected by the provisioning device based on the interference data. The portable media device includes, in an embodiment of the invention, a spectrum chip and its support electronics such as a radio receiver and receive-chain processor, to analyze ongoing local RF emissions/transmissions to identify a channel having the least interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Inventors: P. G. Madhavan, Scott Manchester
  • Patent number: 7826872
    Abstract: A system receives an audio nickname tag related to a push-to-talk (PTT) user, and associates the audio nickname tag with the PTT user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventor: Viktoria Ekberg
  • Patent number: 7826841
    Abstract: A virtualized Open Wireless Architecture (OWA) layer is designed between the physical transmission layer and the user application and operating system (OS) layers to provide a converged open radio transmission platform, and provide a solution to make the application and OS layers to be totally independent to the wireless transmission layer. The OWA virtualization layer defines the portable wireless air-interface modules corresponding to the physical radio transmission technologies (RTTs) to enable the flexible change of different RTTs by an external memory card, and facilitates the visitor OS operable upon the host OS of the mobile terminal device to support seamless handover and switch between different OS platforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Inventors: Wei Lu, Dexi Lu
  • Patent number: 7826790
    Abstract: A broadcast playback system comprises a computer and a broadcast playback apparatus being connected to each other via a serial bus module. The computer loads predetermined control codes stored in the broadcast playback apparatus, performs the predetermined control codes to display a control menu. The broadcast playback apparatus plays a broadcasted program when receiving a play command generated by the computer according to a play input on the control menu. The broadcast playback apparatus stores the broadcasted program thereby generating a broadcast file when receiving a store command generated by the computer if a store input on the control menu. The broadcast playback apparatus replays a selected broadcast file when receiving a replay command generated by the computer according to a selection input of the selected broadcast file on the control menu. Moreover, a related broadcast playback method is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: De-Zhi Li, Yong-Jun Deng, Shih-Fang Wong
  • Patent number: 7822432
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a system of group communication and a method of group call processing based on CDMA2000 high-rate packet data network. The group communication system based on CDMA2000 high-rate packet data network includes: base station, packet control function module, packet data service node and AAA (authentication, authorization, accounting) server. The system further includes: multiple accessing terminals for making or responding the service request of group talk; group dispatching server for providing centralized control of group talk service, implementing the entire group talk service procedure from group user authentication to transmission of voice service package; group dispatch user side, which is an accessing gateway of group communication system, for providing signaling and service link between the base station and the group dispatching server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventor: Liangbin Li
  • Patent number: 7813694
    Abstract: A secondary satellite radio or broadcast channel is used to broadcast advertisement clips (e.g., audio clips) to a receiver for subsequent decoding and playback. The receiver is configured for different tiers of service, e.g., one that delivers substantially advertising-free content and another that delivers content that includes more significant amounts of advertising. The content delivered to both is the same content; however, for the service tier that includes more advertising, the advertisements broadcast on the secondary channel are interleaved into the content, preferably in such a way that the continuity of the content being delivered is not compromised.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Agere Systems Inc.
    Inventors: David A Fishman, Raymond K Jones, Eric Zhong
  • Patent number: 7813702
    Abstract: A receiver comprises an input circuit that receives an input signal. An error circuit generates an error signal based on the input signal. A first noise canceler generates a first noise cancellation signal based on the error signal. A second noise canceler generates a second noise cancellation signal based on the error signal. The input circuit is responsive to the second noise cancellation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventor: Runsheng He
  • Patent number: 7813740
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for managing imbalance in a wireless communication system, thus reducing the impact of unreliable reverse link on the wireless communication system's stability, capacity, and data traffic throughput are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yongbin Wei, Edward G. Tiedemann, Jr., Stein A. Lundby, Tao Chen
  • Patent number: 7809395
    Abstract: A method and system for determining synchronization status in a wide band CDMA (WCDMA) network may comprise calculating a signal to noise ratio (SNR) of a downlink dedicated physical channel (DPCH) based on a plurality of transmit power control (TPC) bits received via the downlink dedicated physical channel (DPCH), wherein the value of at least one of the plurality of TPC bits is not known when at least one of the plurality of TPC bits is received. The transmit circuitry may be controlled based on the calculated signal to noise ratio. The transmit circuitry may be disabled if the calculated SNR of the plurality of TPC bits is below a first channel threshold. The transmit circuitry may be enabled if the calculated SNR of the plurality of TPC bits is above a second channel threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Severine Catreux-Erceg, Mark Kent, Uri M. Landau, Vinko Erceg
  • Patent number: 7805153
    Abstract: A transmission power control system can establish synchronization by matching adjustment start timings while repeating adjustment periods even when start timings of transmission power balance adjustment are different due to fluctuation of transmission delay of control message from the control station to base station, and can increase circuit capacity by establishing balance of transmission powers between the base stations. In the transmission power control system the base station comprises control means for controlling initiation of a balance adjustment period for performing the balance adjustment from a frame number determined on the basis of frame number of the balance adjustment period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Kojiro Hamabe
  • Patent number: 7805154
    Abstract: A transmission power control system can establish synchronization by matching adjustment start timings while repeating adjustment periods even when start timings of transmission power balance adjustment are different due to fluctuation of transmission delay of control message from the control station to base station, and can increase circuit capacity by establishing balance of transmission powers between the base stations. In the transmission power control system the base station comprises control means for controlling initiation of a balance adjustment period for performing the balance adjustment from a frame number determined on the basis of frame number of the balance adjustment period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Kojiro Hamabe
  • Patent number: 7797011
    Abstract: The present invention aims at permitting users of the equipments to exchange mutually their own wills easily in a PoC service not to take a floor. In a PoC service that attains a half duplex talk session using a packet communication between the plurality of equipments via a PoC server, a PoC server 20 for controlling a communication relay among a plurality of equipments includes a managing unit 20a for managing the user equipments connected to the PoC server 20, an acquiring unit 20b for acquiring a key operation of each equipment as operation information, and a transmitting unit 20c for transmitting the acquired operation information to the equipments that the managing unit 20a manages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Junya Saito
  • Patent number: 7796941
    Abstract: Disclosed are apparatus and method for facilitating a purchase in conjunction with media content information. The apparatus includes a receiver configured to receive a transmission of media content, information regarding the content, and information for facilitating a purchase of at least one of a copy of the content, a good, and/or a service. The content may include broadcast media content and entertainment media content. The apparatus also includes a processor configured to process the information regarding the content and the information for facilitating a purchase of the copy of the content, the good, and/or the service. The apparatus also includes a display device for displaying information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Inventor: Alexander I. Poltorak
  • Patent number: 7796570
    Abstract: A system and method for performing continuous accounting on a mobile node within a wireless ad-hoc network, using a sparse matrix method for compaction of the accounting data when forwarding data to a core network. The system and method perform continuous accounting of network traffic on a mobile node, and collected data is periodically transmitted in summary report form to a core network when accessible. During periods when the core network is inaccessible, collected data is maintained for subsequent transmission to the core network once access is re-established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Meshnetworks, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin L. Farley, Donald L. Joslyn, Michael A. Ruckstuhl, Darragh J. Nagle
  • Patent number: 7792500
    Abstract: A rate-adaptive method of communicating over a multipath wireless communication system uses multiple links such that each end of a link uses multiple transmit and receive antennas. A number of independent streams that are to be transmitted for each link is determined based on an overall system performance measure. In addition, the system may also jointly determine the best modulation, coding, power control, and frequency assignment for each link, based on an overall system performance measure. In OFDM systems, the number of independent streams, as well as the modulation, coding, and power control, may be determined on a tone-by-tone basis based on an overall system performance measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Inventors: Hui Luo, Nelson Ray Sollenberger, Jack Harriman Winters