Patents Examined by William Cumming
  • Patent number: 7319886
    Abstract: In a communication of audio signals between first and second portable-telephone devices through a first portable-telephone base station, a second portable-telephone base station and a portable-telephone line network has been connected, IP addresses are exchanged. The IP addresses are required for communicating image data by first and second terminal adapters associated with the first and second portable-telephone devices respectively through an OCN. Image data is then transmitted to the IP addresses received in the communication through the OCN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Mario Tokoro
  • Patent number: 7289797
    Abstract: To provide a mobile telephone terminal which is capable of mitigating burden on the user when telephone directory information is backed-up and reducing likelihood of erasure of the telephone directory information. If a user newly registers a telephone number list or changes or deletes the telephone number list stored in a telephone directory storage unit by actuating a key entry unit when telephone directory update notification mail transmission preset flag and automatic transmission preset flag are in the on-states, a control unit automatically transmits a telephone directory update notification mail in which update contents of the telephone directory information are described to a mail address which is stored in a transmission destination mail address area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Kenichi Kato
  • Patent number: 7209740
    Abstract: A method and system for optimizing channel access scheduling for multiple wireless computing devices over a wireless network improves channel access efficiency with respect to a primary channel. An access point, or host computer, includes a host transceiver for receiving control information from the wireless computing devices over a low power channel. Upon receiving the control information, the access point applies a scheduling algorithm to schedule channel access for the wireless computing devices to transmit data over the primary communication channel. The wireless computing devices include a low power radio for receiving scheduling information via the low power channel during idle periods. When the scheduling information is received, the wireless computing device activates its primary channel network interface components to communicate data through the primary channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Paramvir Bahl, Atul Adya, Jitendra D. Padhye
  • Patent number: 7096007
    Abstract: A mobile communications system includes a plurality of mobile communications devices. A direct link communicates information between a communications network and a selected one of the plurality of mobile communications devices. A broadcast link simultaneously broadcasts information from the communications network intended to be receivable by the plurality of mobile communications devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Kumar Ramaswamy, Edwin Arturo Heredia
  • Patent number: 7062242
    Abstract: A DPRAM is placed in the RF path before the digital to analog converter, to provide dynamic path gain compensation to the digital signal prior to conversion to an analog signal. The DPRAM stores corrections to the signal to compensate for amplitude losses in the signal arising from heat and non-linearities. The DPRAM has two sets of identical addresses. A logic switch, alternately directs an input signal to one of the two sets of addresses. Pre-calculated signal values which compensate for path gain are stored in one of the two sets of addresses in the DPRAM. The signal input to the DPRAM is directed to the other block. The value of the signal input to the DPRAM will determine the address to which the new value can be found. It is this new value which is actually input to the DAC and from which an analog signal is created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Miguel Dajer, Edward Ellis Eibling, Mark Y. McKinnon
  • Patent number: 6947774
    Abstract: A telematics communication system (100) receives an input supply voltage (Vin) (122) from a battery (102) charged by an alternator (101) in an automotive vehicle. The telematics communication system (100) includes a transceiver (104) having a transmitter (107) and a variable delta voltage tracking regulator (VDVTR) (109). The VDVTR (109) provides a regulated output supply voltage (Vout) (124) to a power amplifier (114) in the transmitter (107) responsive to the input supply voltage (122) and a regulator control voltage (TX_EN) (123). The VDVTR (109) has a first operating stage and a second operating stage, each controlled by a bias circuit (R1, R2 and R3), and a third operating stage, controlled by a voltage limiting circuit (D1) to eliminate alternator whine noise (405) that appears on the input supply voltage (122) and, in turn, appears on the regulated output supply voltage (Vout) (124).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott B. Davis
  • Patent number: 6898421
    Abstract: A service providing apparatus includes personal data specifying means for specifying personal data of a user of a mobile terminal based on user identification (ID) information received from the mobile terminal via a first line and terminal ID information received from the mobile terminal via a second line, and service executing means for executing a desired service for the user based on the personal data specified by the personal data specifying means. As a result, the user of a receiver for WEB service using the mobile terminal, such as a mobile telephone, is correctly specified (verified) in security by the service providing apparatus (e.g., a call center) without using a dedicated encoding technique, such as SSL (Secure Socket Layer).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Shinichiro Mori, Kenji Nakamura, Eiichi Tanaka, Ken Hayashida, Hirokazu Tsumori
  • Patent number: 6889032
    Abstract: A device for implementing a multimedia communication dissemination system is disclosed herein. The communication system integrates heterogeneous satellite transmission systems, local area computer networks, and the public telephone system to implement a flexible, high-speed communication system. The preferred communication dissemination system includes a broadcast server for broadcasting an information signal, a mobile base station for receiving the information signal broadcast from the broadcast server, and a local area network for distributing information received by the mobile base station. The preferred mobile base station includes a receiver for receiving information signals transmitted from a broadcast server, a network interface for distributing processed information signals, and a software proxy process for processing information signals. A software proxy process controls the dissemination of information through the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Son K. Dao, Yongguang Zhang, Eddie C. Shek, Asha Vellaikal
  • Patent number: 6876848
    Abstract: A nonreusable cellular telephone includes a programmable timer for providing a predetermined period of calling time during which the cellular phone may be used for cellular communications. The amount of remaining calling time is monitored and the phone is disabled when the calling time has expired rending the phone inoperative so that it may be disposed of.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: STX Corporation
    Inventors: Robert E. Spitaletta, Edward C. Spitaletta
  • Patent number: 6876309
    Abstract: A computer-implemented, transaction-making, municipal bond trading system having a capability to conduct a private electronic auction of bid wanteds between a central brokers' broker and multiple prospective remote bidders and to maintain a reference database of accurate individual bond lot descriptions and identifications, including CUSIP (trademark) numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: eSpeed, Inc.
    Inventor: David Lawrence
  • Patent number: 6871061
    Abstract: A mobile radiotelephone terminal having a satellite radiotelephone and a Global Positioning System (GPS) obtains a coarse position of the mobile radiotelephone terminal from satellite radiotelephone system communications. The GPS receiver uses the coarse position to determine an accurate position of the mobile radiotelephone terminal. Accordingly, by obtaining a coarse position from the satellite radiotelephone systems communications, the computation time for the GPS receiver to compute an accurate position of the mobile radiotelephone terminal may be reduced. By allowing a reduction of computation time by the GPS receiver, an accurate position may be obtained more quickly and/or with reduced power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Assignee: Ericsson Inc.
    Inventors: Havish Koorapaty, Peter D. Karabinis
  • Patent number: 6862349
    Abstract: A hybrid coaxial cable network employing interdiction to ensure privacy in telephony communications. The video and telephony signals are secured such that telephony and interactive video signals to and from a subscriber do not appear on the network at any other undesired subscriber location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignees: MediaOne Group, Inc., U S West, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory Joseph Beveridge
  • Patent number: 6859650
    Abstract: A mobile apparatus includes a removable SIM chip card having data-processing means intended among other things for storing identification data of a subscriber in a GSM mobile radio network. The mobile apparatus has additionally at least one wireless interface integrated in the housing. The interface may be infrared or inductive. By means of this interface, the SIM card can communicate directly, without making use of the mobile radio network, with an outside device in both directions. The chip card contains additionally a communication controller to encrypt data and transmit them via the interface. The contactless interface may preferably be fed independently of the mobile apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Assignee: Swisscom Mobile AG
    Inventor: Rudolf Ritter
  • Patent number: 6850759
    Abstract: In a cellular telecommunications system, when a user equipment unit (UE) [30] seeks to use a FACH common transport channel in a cell controlled by the drift radio network controller (DRNC) [262], the drift radio network controller (DRNC) signals to a serving radio network controller (SRNC) [261] whether the drift radio network controller (DRNC) requires initiation of a Common Transport Channel Resource Initialization Procedure. If the signaling indicates that the drift radio network controller (DRNC) does not require initiation of the Common Transport Channel Resource Initialization Procedure, the serving radio network controller (SRNC) has discretion whether to initiate the Common Transport Channel Resource Initialization Procedure with respect to the user equipment unit (UE) in the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Gert-Jan Van Lieshout, Göran Rune
  • Patent number: 6850774
    Abstract: A portable radio telephone handset operates as a data transfer terminal as well as an analog cellular telephone subscriber station. Two modes of operation, an analog cellular communication mode and a Cellular Digital Packet Data (CDPD) mode, are available in the handset. The handset distinguishes between paging signals indicating CDPD mode communications and those indicating analog cellular communications. The handset also automatically preempts CDPD communications in favor of analog cellular communications such as those carried out in an AMPS configuration. The handset maintains an active status on a CDPD communication channel during a “sleep mode”, when the handset can carry out AMPS activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: Cirrus Logic, Inc.
    Inventor: Russell P. Cashman
  • Patent number: 6850742
    Abstract: In a frequency modulation radio receiver with direct conversion, a local oscillator signal is generated having a frequency within a preselected frequency range and the frequency is varied in response to a variable low frequency signal; the local oscillator signal is mixed with a received signal to provide a baseband signal. The variable low frequency signal is generated by a controlled oscillator in inverse relationship to a direct current component in said baseband signal. In a frequency modulation radio transceiver a broadcast function is provided by varying the low frequency signal with an information signal with the resulting local oscillator frequency being varied accordingly and amplified for broadcast. The transceiver is controlled to operate alternately in either a receive mode and a broadcast mode at substantially the same frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: SiGe Semiconductor Inc.
    Inventor: Nader Fayyaz
  • Patent number: 6850776
    Abstract: An electric device includes a housing having an indicator window and a visual indicator adapted to emit a visible light signal through the indicator window for indicating a status of the device. The device also has at least one of the following components, which are operative within a first spectral range of light substantially covering red or infrared light: an IR transmitter for transmitting infrared light, an IR receiver for receiving infrared light, an electronic component sensitive to infrared light, or an optical detector susceptible of infrared or red light. The visible light signal is provided within a second spectral range, which substantially covers blue light and is outside the first spectral range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Thomas Sandelius, Martin Ek, Anton Åberg
  • Patent number: 6850744
    Abstract: A method for re-selecting control channels in a mobile station reduces the use of resources by limiting an evaluation of candidate control channels to those channels which satisfy certain criteria and are deemed to be eligible control channels. As a consequence, resources are not spent on attempting to re-select a control channel that is not compatible with the mobile station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Inventor: Michael R. Moore
  • Patent number: 6834186
    Abstract: Dividing the function of wireless handset control from the function of telecommunication call control in a software architecture of a wireless telecommunication system. The wireless handset control function follows the wireless handset as it registers and is handed off from switch node to switch node; the telecommunication call control function remains on the switch node on which the wireless handset first became active and remains on that switch node until the wireless handset becomes inactive. Upon the wireless handset becoming inactive, the wireless telecommunication call control function is transferred to the switch node on which the wireless handset is currently registered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: Avaya Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Donald D. Gallagher, Russell B. Jorgensen, Robert J. Serkowski, Jamie C. Su
  • Patent number: 6826400
    Abstract: A portable communications subscriber unit operates as a data transfer terminal as well as an analog cellular telephone M-ES. Two modes of operation, an analog cellular communication mode and a Cellular Digital Packet Data (CDPD) mode, are available in the subscriber unit. The subscriber unit distinguishes between paging signals indicative of a CDPD mode of communication and those indicative of an analog cellular mode of communication. The subscriber unit automatically preempts CDPD communications in favor of analog cellular communications such as those carried out in an AMPS system. The present inventive method enables the subscriber unit to remain registered in the CDPD communication system using a CDPD “sleep mode” while performing activities on the AMPS system. Another aspect of the present invention facilitates the automatic switching of subscriber unit displays to correspond to the communication system with which the unit is presently communicating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Pacific Communication Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell P. Cashman, Richard A. Schwartz