Patents Examined by William G. Trost
  • Patent number: 10320739
    Abstract: Technology for communicating by embedding messages in DNS requests/responses is disclosed. In many cases it is desirable for a device to communicate without that device having to supply network credentials. In some network environments, credentials are not required to send or receive DNS messages. The question section of a DNS request message may include a message for a destination DNS server and a query domain which, when using standard DNS routing, will result in the DNS request being directed to the intended destination DNS server. The message may be encoded in such a way that an algorithm run by the destination DNS server is able to parse the message from the DNS request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Donuts Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Stahura, Christopher L. Cowherd, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10320724
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention disclose a method for sending a message. The method includes receiving a calendar of a user. The method further includes receiving an indication of a time. The method further includes determining one or more messages based on the calendar and the time. The method further includes receiving an indication from the user of selecting a message from the one or more messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Nataraj Shivashankaraiah
  • Patent number: 10305915
    Abstract: A social network includes a relay server and two or more mobile Internet devices (“MIDs”) coupled to the relay server. Each of the MIDs includes a relay agent for interfacing with the relay server, a web server, an application for operating the web server, and a memory for storing social networking information comprising a contacts list, one or more access groups, one or more albums, and one or more associations between the one or more access groups and the one or more albums to specify which contacts can view which albums.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Vertical Computer Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Luiz Claudio Valdetaro
  • Patent number: 10291705
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments disclose techniques for sending interim notifications to clients of a distributed filesystem. Two or more cloud controllers collectively manage distributed filesystem data that is stored in one or more cloud storage systems; the cloud controllers ensure data consistency for the stored data, and each cloud controller caches portions of the distributed filesystem. During operation, a cloud controller receives a client request to perform a namespace operation upon a filesystem object. The cloud controller determines that it will need to contact at least one of another peer cloud controller or a cloud storage system to service the request, and sends an interim notification to the client to notify the client that the request is pending.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: PANZURA, INC.
    Inventors: Steve Hyuntae Jung, Shishir Mondal, John Richard Taylor, Yun Lin
  • Patent number: 7738886
    Abstract: A wireless digital personal communications system (or PCS) having a plurality of radio cell base stations, fixed terminals, and portable handset terminals, each having a predetermined radio cell coverage area. The wireless PCS has a full digital network interface. The personal communications system facilitates the interconnection and switching of PCS call traffic through the digital network interface and the public switched telephone network, or any switched network. The personal communications system has voice/data/image (or any combination thereof) and incoming and outgoing calling capability. The PCS is fully operational and compatible with any and all modulation approaches selected for wireless communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: SBC Properties, L.P.
    Inventors: David A. Connolly, Lewis Holt, Morris W. Westerhold, Samuel N. Zellner, Frank A. Ciannella, Jr., Ronald L. Czaplewski, Gary J. Bannack, Kenneth B. Hallman
  • Patent number: 7418278
    Abstract: A hand portable device such as a mobile telephone 10 includes an engine assembly 12 and a cover 14, 16 for encasing the engine assembly. The device 10 further includes a closing arrangement 44, 45, 46, 50 alterable between a first condition in which it retains the cover 14, 16 on the engine assembly 12 and a second condition in which it allows at least a part 14 of the cover to be removed from the engine assembly 12, the closing arrangement including a polymer actuator 50, the configuration of which may be altered to alter the condition of the closing arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Timo Eriksson, Kenichi Hashizume
  • Patent number: 7395082
    Abstract: Methods and systems for application framework development for wireless devices are provided herein. Aspects of the method may include acquiring an MMI event from an MMI event queue within the MMI wireless framework. An identity of the acquired MMI event may be determined and the acquired MMI event may be dispatched to an event handler based on the determined identity of the acquired event. If the acquired MMI event comprises a timing event, the acquired MMI event may be dispatched to an MMI event owner within the MMI wireless framework. If the acquired MMI event comprises a keypad event, the acquired MMI event may be dispatched to a currently active MMI view within the MMI wireless framework. If the acquired MMI event comprises an addressed event, the acquired MMI event may be dispatched to a destination handler within the MMI wireless framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Derek John Foster, Lori Yoshida, Richard Zhang
  • Patent number: 7394782
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for wireless communication in which one or more devices are scheduled to awake from a low power sleep state at a scheduled time for data transmission. An illustrative embodiment addresses difficulties that may arise as a result of clock errors that can occur when a device enters a sleep mode for a period of time with a scheduled wake-up time. The device that enters sleep mode may be a remote device in a system including a master device that devises a schedule for the remote device to enter and exit sleep and active communication modes. In one embodiment, the active window for a remote device is extended for a period of time related to the period between a reference time and the remote device transmission time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Keith Davis
  • Patent number: 6839543
    Abstract: A wireless communication system that utilizes a circularly polarized transmitting antenna with dual orthogonal circularly polarized receiving antenna. According to some embodiments, the present invention provides a wireless communication system that includes a first transmitting antenna capable of transmitting first signals having a first type of circular polarization. The transmitting antenna is located at a first location. The system also includes a first receiving antenna capable of receiving second signals having a second type of circular polarization, where the second type of circular polarization is orthogonal to the first type of circular polarization. The system further includes a second receiving antenna capable of receiving third signals having the first type of circular polarization, and the first receiving antenna and the second receiving antenna are both located at a second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: Victory Industrial Corporation
    Inventor: Ming Hui Chen
  • Patent number: 6456668
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, a duplex radio communication system comprises an Interrogator which generates a radio signal to at least one remote Tag. The remote Tag receives the radio signal. The Tag then generates a subcarrier signal, and using Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (QPSK), modulates an information signal onto the subcarrier. A Backscatter Modulator, using this modulated subcarrier, modulates the reflection of the radio signal, the reflected signal being a reflected modulated signal. The Interrogator receives and demodulates the reflected modulated signal to obtain the information signal. In one embodiment, demodulation utilizes a homodyne detector. In another embodiment, the Interrogator modulates an information signal onto the radio signal, transmits that modulated radio signal to the Tag, and the Tag demodulates that modulated radio signal to recover the information signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: John Austin MacLellan, R. Anthony Shober, Giovanni Vannucci, Gregory Alan Wright
  • Patent number: 6393283
    Abstract: The wireless communications system includes a home carrier and a HLR memory, associated with the home carrier, for storing a number of Home Locator Records defining the level of service to be provided to the individual subscribers of the home carrier. The Home Locator Record is at least initially configured to prohibit call termination of the respective subscriber outside of the predetermined service area of the home carrier. However, the wireless communications system also includes reconfiguring devices for at least temporarily reconfiguring the Home Locator Record of a respective subscriber in response to a request for communications service involving the subscriber who has roamed outside of the predetermined service area of the home carrier if the subscriber has prepaid for the requested services. Once reconfigured, the wireless communications system can provide the Home Locator Record of the respective subscriber to a serving carrier via IS-41 (Rev. A) messaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: AT&T Corp.
    Inventor: Joseph LaMance Morgan
  • Patent number: 6327480
    Abstract: Transmission data is previously divided into a plurality of data blocks. If data is updated, the update data of the version is transmitted. The receiving side receives and stores data from the start of a block. If there is the update data of the version, the reception memory is cleared and reception is started once again. Thus, all the blocks are received, and rearranged to receive prescribed data. As a result, in a telecommunication device repeatedly transmitting the same information, an easy to use telecommunication method can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2001
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shigeichirou Miki
  • Patent number: 6327470
    Abstract: A telecommunications system and method for performing a handover between the fixed (wireline) network and a mobile network during a call placed to or from a dual mode device, without any interruption in the voice or data connection. Therefore, for calls initiated in the fixed network, once the subscriber leaves the coverage area for the fixed mode of the dual mode device, the call continues as normal by transferring the call to the mobile network. Similarly, for calls initiated in the mobile network, once the subscriber moves back into the fixed mode coverage area, the call can be transferred to the fixed network in order to provide a lower rate to the subscriber, without any service interruption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2001
    Assignee: Ericsson Inc.
    Inventor: Ralph Ostling
  • Patent number: 6317592
    Abstract: A system (100) for transmitting information from one of a plurality of originating processors A-N to at least a plurality of destination processors (A-N) which may be transported during operation in accordance with the invention includes at least one gateway switch (14), a gateway switch storing information received from one of the at least one originating processor prior to transmission of the information to the at least one destination processor; a RF information transmission network (302) for transmitting stored information received from one of the at least one gateway switch by RF transmission to at least one destination processor; at least one interface switch (304), an interface switch connecting a gateway switch to the RF transmission network and transmitting stored information received from one of the at least one gateway switch to the RF information transmission network; and wherein the information is electronic mail system in response to an address of the receiving interface switch which has been ad
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2001
    Assignee: NTP Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas J. Campana, Jr., Michael P. Ponschke, Gary F. Thelen
  • Patent number: 6311052
    Abstract: A 2-way radio system for use by a driver of a vehicle such as a motorcycle, enables operation of the PTT (push-to-talk) switch to transmit voice communications, without requiring the driver to raise his/her hand to a PTT switch button on the 2-way radio and without requiring a cable connection. A self-contained separate PTT control unit (40) lies at the driver's finger for operation by the finger without taking the driver's hand off the steering bar (12). During operation, the unit transmits a short range radio signal (70) to a PTT receiver (90) on the 2-way radio to switch the radio to the transmit mode. The PTT control unit can be mounted on the driver's finger or on the steering bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2001
    Assignee: Golden West Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Vernon C. Lenz
  • Patent number: 6301475
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wireless local loop. In particular, the present invention relates to a procedure for limiting the mobility area of a terminal device in a wireless local loop environment. According to the invention, the mobility area (MOA) for the terminal device (5) is defined as a specified geographic area comprising the coverage area of at least one cell (4), and the locking of the terminal device with the local loop and/or channel change by the terminal device is inhibited if the cell from which the terminal device is trying to get locked or to whose channel it is trying to change is outside the mobility area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2001
    Assignee: Nokia Networks Oy
    Inventors: Petri Saarela, Jussi Sarpola
  • Patent number: 6289219
    Abstract: Provided is a method and system for performing a handover of a terminal subscriber between sub-cells in a cellular radio network base station. In the method and system, signals from antenna units corresponding to each of the sub-cells are added together to form a combined signal. A signal power of the combined signal and the signal power a signal from a serving sub-cell are measured in a transceiver of the base station. The measurement results are compared. If the signal power of the combined signal is greater than the signal power of the signal from the serving sub-cell, a handover of the terminal subscriber is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Assignee: Nokia Networks Oy
    Inventors: Petri Patronen, Jari Ryynänen
  • Patent number: 6285887
    Abstract: A transmission power control system in code division multiple access (CDMA) system, which makes possible to control an aimed SIR, which is compared with a measured SIR for the transmission power control, in order to maintain all channels to be an optimum communication quality even when there is a difference in communication quality in each channel in a multi-code transmission, is realized. The transmission power control system comprises at least one base station and a base station control apparatus. The base station measures the signal to interference ratio (SIR) of a received signal corresponding to each of a plurality of channels established between the base station and a mobile station, and determines a bit pattern for transmission power control for each of groups specified to the plurality of channels on the basis of the aimed SIR and the measured SIR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Yukie Mimura
  • Patent number: 6285861
    Abstract: An optimum combiner that reduces the amount of interference imposed upon a first base station by transmissions of other base stations within the same communication system. Two antennas are used to receive transmissions within a receiving station. A rake receiver is coupled to each antenna. By optimally combining the signals that are received by each independent finger of the rake receiver, interference that is correlated between a finger associated with the first antenna and a finger associated with the second antenna can be minimized with respect to the desired signal. Optimum combining requires determination of optimum combining coefficients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Mario Bonaccorso, Fuyun Ling, Nagabhushana Sindhushayana, Peter Black
  • Patent number: 6282422
    Abstract: A radio communication apparatus capable of solving a problem involved in a conventional apparatus in that in addition to a first receiver, a second receiver must be provided for establishing synchronization with a contiguous base station, which causes an increase in a circuit scale and consumed power of a mobile station. The present radio communication apparatus switches, when carrying out handoff from the current base station to a contiguous base station, a receiving frequency of a receiver from the frequency of the current base station to that of the contiguous base station, and a counter to be corrected by a synchronization manager from a first counter to a second counter that is used to establish synchronization with the contiguous base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideto Aikawa, Akihiro Shibuya, Youichi Moritani