Patents Examined by Tilahun Gesesse
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7787818
    Abstract: A method and system for providing customized content for a plurality of users is provided. In one embodiment, the method may comprise receiving user information from a plurality of users including location information of each user. For each of the plurality of users, the method may include constructing first compilation data that includes information of a first plurality of content elements and wherein the first compilation data constructed for each use may be different. For each of the plurality of users, the method may further include presenting the content elements of the first compilation data to each of the plurality of respective users. The first compilation data may be constructed from a first template, and the method may further comprise receiving feedback from a set of the users, modifying the respective first template of the set of users based on the feedback, and constructing second compilation data that includes information of a second plurality of content elements for the set of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: ioCast LLC
    Inventors: Andrew J. Shapiro, Seth M. Skolnik
  • Patent number: 7787912
    Abstract: A hand-held portable electronic device including a housing having a first housing section and a second housing section; electronic circuitry in the housing; and a Jacob's Ladder flipping hinge arrangement connecting the first and second housing sections to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Sami Saila
  • Patent number: 7783288
    Abstract: A remote mobile network part (2, 11, 12) may be on an aircraft, a ship, or in a geographically remote location. It comprises a gateway (6) which communicates with a central gateway (9) via a satellite link. The two gateways (6, 9) together are a base station controller (BSC), the satellite link being used for BSC-internal communication. Such communication can be optimised to make best use of the limited bandwidth available on the satellite link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Slieve Mish Inventions Limited
    Inventors: Guy Waugh, Michael Fitzgerald, Christopher Young, Michael Godley, Richard Lord
  • Patent number: 7773941
    Abstract: A method and system for positioning a relay in a wide area communication network can enable improved operating efficiency of the network. The method includes processing a plurality of requests, received from a plurality of wireless communication devices, for connections to the network, where each device in the plurality of wireless communication devices can operate using a wide area networking standard and can operate using an ad hoc networking standard (step 305). A location in the network of each device in the plurality of wireless communication devices is then determined (step 310). An operating position for the relay is then determined based on an evaluation of the location in the network of each device in the plurality of wireless communication devices (step 315).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Bonta, Mark A. Birchler
  • Patent number: 7773936
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, a device and a system for implementing directional broadcast in mobile data broadcasting. In the method, upon receiving a broadcast message from a content server, a network element processes the broadcast message according to first location information carried in the broadcast message and second location information in the network element. In the embodiments of the present invention, with the first location information carried in the broadcast message and the second location information set in the network element, upon receiving the broadcast message, the network element processes the broadcast message according to the first location information and the second location information, so that the content server may implement directional broadcast for a special location area without directly accessing a directional location area, which reduces the network complexity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shengqiong Wang
  • Patent number: 7764975
    Abstract: A base station and method of communication of a base station is provided. The base station includes a storage configured to store a predetermined number of base station information, each including a base station ID, an acquisition unit configured to acquire base station IDs, an aggregating unit configured to aggregate a number of times that each of the base station IDs is acquired, and a determination unit configured to determine a priority of each of the base station IDs. The base station also includes a judging unit configured to judge whether or not there is a base station ID having a priority higher than the base station ID stored in the storage, and a manager configured to delete from the storage, and store in the storage, base station information including a base station ID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hosono, Shinichi Mori, Takatoshi Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 7761095
    Abstract: A reach back secure communications terminal includes a modem to satellite interconnect board that captures DTMF tones, demodulates encrypted modem information, and converts both into an ASCII string for presentation to a data port of a satellite phone, allowing out-of-band control of a non-secure satellite system (e.g., AT command control of a data port) by a user on a secure side of an encryption device, by including the ability to interpret control signals and control the satellite system appropriately. A false dial tone is presented to the encryption device, and the data stream coming from the encryption device is monitored for the presence of dual-tone, multi-frequency (DTMF) tones representing control signals, the DTMF tones are converted to ASCII characters, which are in turn received as control signals by the satellite phone, allowing control of the functions of the satellite system directly from the secure side of the encryption device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Fiona S. Best, Dorothy A. McClintock, William Jeremy Lee, Wesley R. Hartwell, Eric Reed
  • Patent number: 7761048
    Abstract: A wireless Local Area Network provides data service through a data LAN and also provides video broadcast service through a video LAN. A wireless LAN subscriber accesses the video LAN through one of a plurality of Video Access Points (VAPs) that broadcast multiple video programs on a channel having a frequency different than the frequency over which the subscriber accesses the data LAN. Each VAP maintains the video channel in a one-way broadcast-only mode to prevent a wireless LAN subscriber from seeking to uplink information on that channel. In this way, the wireless LAN can employ a common protocol for both data and video transmission, and deliver the video streams at the maximum permissible downlink transmission rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Guillaume Bichot, Kumar Ramaswamy, Junbiao Zhang, Charles Chuanming Wang
  • Patent number: 7756465
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method for establishing a two-way communication feedback path between a receiver and a transmitter. The receiver includes an input portion, a processor, a user interface, a control module, and a network interface. The input portion is configured to receive a signal transmitted by a transmitter and to convert the signal to an audio signal. The user interface is configured to receive an input command and to convey the input command to the processor. The processor executes a control module for processing the input command and generating a query in accordance with the input command. The network interface is configured for facilitating communication between the receiver and the transmitter via the network and the query is transmitted from the receiver to the transmitter via the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: AT&T Delaware Intellectual Property, Inc.
    Inventors: Hong Nguyen, Linda Roberts
  • Patent number: 7756522
    Abstract: A dynamic traffic control method is disclosed that controls traffic in a radio network system where a radio network controller causes plural radio base stations to change radio outputs. The method comprises a step of measuring a channel utilization rate of each of cells of the radio base stations every predetermined period, a step of predicting whether the rate of a first cell of the cells reaches an implementation level, at which radio output control over the first cell is required, in a next period based on a movement of the rate in the past if the channel utilization rate of the first cell is at a warning level, and a step of reducing the radio output of the first cell and increasing the radio output of a second cell adjacent to the first cell if the rate of the first cell is predicted to reach the implementation level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Mitsugi Nomiya, Hiroyasu Taguchi, Kazuyoshi Nakajima, Miya Inami, Yayoi Itoh, Kiyomi Hasesaka, Hiroyuki Sasai
  • Patent number: 7752335
    Abstract: A system for networked computing using objects, each object comprising: enablement data, a first identity arrangement for holding a first identity indicating a host or provider (22) of said object (26), and a second identity arrangement for holding a second identity of a remote entity (client 10) establishing a relationship with said object via a network (12). Such a system supports network based computing and interactions between remote objects, including desktop-like behavior in which such remote objects are represented by desktop-like icons on a user terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Inventor: David Boxenhorn
  • Patent number: 7738907
    Abstract: A communication system optimizes cell edge performance and spectral efficiency by determining an adaptive power control parameter based on system performance metrics measured by a serving Node B and further measured by, and reported to the serving Node B by, neighboring Node B's. The adaptive power control parameter is then used to determine an uplink transmit power of a user equipment (UE) served by the serving Node B. The uplink transmit power may be determined by the Node B and then conveyed to the UE, or the Node B may broadcast the adaptive power control parameter to the UE and the UE may self-determine the uplink transmit power. In addition, as a frequency reuse factor of one has been proposed for such communication systems, interference levels may be even further improved by employment of an intra-site interference cancellation scheme in the sectors serviced by the Node B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Weimin Xiao, Amitava Ghosh, Rapeepat Ratasuk
  • Patent number: 7738896
    Abstract: A Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) that stores the logic and data for providing advanced voice services (AVS) including Push-to-Talk (P2T), Push-to-Conference (P2C), Upgrade to Conference (upgrade from P2T to P2C), Push-to-Message (P2M) and group SMS (Short Message Service), on wireless handsets and networks. When inserted into a handset, the AVS functionality is available for use on the handset, wherein the functionality includes menu displays for the handset, as well as user interaction with the menu displays. The SIM also stores logic and data for providing presence and availability functions on the handset. In addition, the SIM stores the logic and data for providing contact and group management on the handset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Kodiak Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Krishnakant M. Patel, Vyankatesh V. Shanbhag, Anand Narayanan
  • Patent number: 7738909
    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: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Kojiro Hamabe
  • Patent number: 7734249
    Abstract: A method and system for detecting, at a repeater, that a communication passing between a wireless communication device and radio access network infrastructure via the wireless repeater has a predefined characteristic and responsively outputting a reporting signal is disclosed. The reporting signal may be sent to a database which is accessible to a positioning system. The reporting signal may contain information regarding attributes of the repeater. Using the attributes of the repeater, the positioning system may be able to perform more accurate triangulation when locating the wireless communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Gene S. Mitchell, Jr., Paul S. Smithey, Tim W. Sill
  • Patent number: 7734246
    Abstract: A method is presented for providing information associated with a geographical area to users of broadcast communication receivers. The information, as well as an indication of the geographical area associated with the information, are transmitted to, and received by, each of the broadcast communication receivers. In each of the receivers, the indication of the geographical area is compared with a geographic code associated with, and stored within, the receiver. Each of the receivers also relays the information to the user of the receiver if the geographic code indicates that the receiver is located within the geographical area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: David A. Kummer, Danny Jean Minnick
  • Patent number: 7729690
    Abstract: A mobile telephone includes an application processor, internal memory, an external memory card, a backup software module and a restore software module. User data is stored in the internal memory. The backup software module detects changes in the user data, resulting in modified user data. The modified user data is stored onto the external memory card. When the user data is erased from the internal drive or the wireless device needs to be reset the restore software module reads the modified user data from the external memory card and writes the modified user data back onto the internal memory. In this fashion, any modified user data is not lost when the wireless device is reset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Trend Micro, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhentao Huang, Jun Lu
  • Patent number: 7729669
    Abstract: A system and method for amplifying cellular signals and reducing interference introduced into a cellular network by the network amplifiers. The network amplifier includes an antenna configured to receive a downlink signal from a base station and a variable gain module for amplifying an uplink signal received from a handset. The variable gain module applies an amplification factor to the uplink signal to generate an adjusted uplink signal to be transmitted to the base station via the antenna. A processor is used for determining a value of the amplification factor, where the value of the amplification factor is a function of a level of the downlink signal. The amplification factor may be selected so that interference introduced into a cellular network by the transmission of the adjusted uplink signal is substantially eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Wilson Electronics
    Inventors: V. Alan Van Buren, Volodymyr Skrypnyk, Patrick L. Cook
  • Patent number: 7729720
    Abstract: A mobile phone including an embedded camera apparatus having a camera module that is projectable from a main body of the mobile phone and a flexible circuit board that provides a stable electrical connection between the camera module and a main board when the camera module is projected from or inserted in the main body of mobile phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-gyeong Suh, Sam-gi Park