Patents by Inventor Jean-Francois Deprun

Jean-Francois Deprun has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20180375958
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for managing the connections between a secure element and a server of a communication network, the secure element being incorporated in a host device. The method includes the following steps: —determination of a theoretical time period between two consecutive instants of connection, —determination of a real time period between two consecutive instants of connection between the secure element and the server, —comparison of the determined theoretical time period with the determined real time period, and if the determined theoretical time period is different from the determined real time period: —determination of a new theoretical time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Jean-François DEPRUN, David SEGALOU, Eric ALZAI
  • Patent number: 9848282
    Abstract: One embodiment relates to a method performed by a converged personal network service (CPNS) enabled entity. The communication method comprises a step in which the CPNS enabled entity transmits a request message for instructing performance of a discovery procedure to a first PNE which belongs to a first network if a second PNE which belongs to a second network is not found in the coverage of the first network at the state where the CPNS enabled entity is established as a gateway for managing the first network; a step in which the CPNS enabled entity receives, from the first PNE, a response message; and a step of transmitting, based on the response message, a bridge request message for requesting that the second PNE operates as a bridge for interconnecting the first network and the second network, to a second gateway which manages the second network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Deprun, Younsung Chu, Jihye Lee
  • Patent number: 9807158
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for optimizing the use of CPNS entities are discussed. According to an embodiment, a method includes receiving, by a CPNS server, a low battery level indication for an operation from a certain one of CPNS entities; requesting, by the CPNS server, battery level information from at least some of the CPNS entities in response to the low battery level indication; determining, by the CPNS server, life expectancy information for each of the at least some of the CPNS entities based on the battery level information; and transmitting, by the CPNS server, a message to at least one CPNS gateway to use one of the at least some of the CPNS entities instead of the certain one of the CPNS entities to perform the operation, based on the life expectancy information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Jean-Francois Deprun
  • Patent number: 9756556
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a method for communicating with another device using a first device having a converged personal network service (CPNS) enabled entity. The communication method comprises: a step for determining whether the mode of the CPNS enabled entity needs to be changed from gateway mode to coupling mode; and a step for changing the mode of the CPNS enabled entity from the gateway mode to the coupling mode, according to the results from the step for determining. When changed to the coupling mode, the CPNS enabled entity operates in personal network entity (PNE) mode to receive from the second device data for service of a second network, and the gateway mode to transmit the received service data to at least one of the entities that belong to a first network managed by the CPNS enabled entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Deprun, Younsung Chu, Jihye Lee
  • Patent number: 9629073
    Abstract: Provided is a method for communicating with another device through a first device. The communication method includes: receiving a discovery request message including information regarding a mode of a second device; transmitting a discovery response message including information regarding a mode of a first device; receiving a gateway change request message for requesting mode switching to a combined mode from the second device; transmitting a gateway change response message with a result for the requesting to the second device; and changing the mode of the first device to the combined mode if the first device accepts the requesting, wherein the combined mode is a mode in which the first device operates as both a gateway of a first network and a member of a second network simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Younsung Chu, Jean-Francois Deprun, Jihye Lee
  • Patent number: 9325510
    Abstract: A method and device for controlling an ad-hoc network using a CPNS entity having a secure element (SE) in a CPNS enabler are discussed. According to an embodiment, the invention provides a method including receiving ad-hoc network information and SE information from each of the CPNS entities; designating one of the CPNS entities to be an ad-hoc network controller for an ad-hoc network based on the ad-hoc network information and the SE information; transmitting a command to perform a configuration of the ad-hoc network, information about the designated ad-hoc network controller, and service constraint information, to the designated ad-hoc network controller; and receiving service use information prepared based on the service provided in the ad-hoc network from the designated ad-hoc network controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Jean-Francois Deprun
  • Patent number: 9300739
    Abstract: A method and device for creating service groups and sharing objects within the service groups in a CPNS enabler are discussed. According to an embodiment, a method includes transmitting a first request to create a new CPNS service group to the CPNS server; receiving a second request to provide member information for the CPNS service group from the CPNS server in response to the first request; transmitting the member information for the CPNS service group to the CPNS server in response to the second request, the member information being used to create the CPNS service group and being stored in association with the CPNS service group in the CPNS server; and receiving a response indicating the creation of the CPNS service group from the CPNS server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Jean-Francois Deprun
  • Publication number: 20150201372
    Abstract: Provided is a method for communicating with another device through a first device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Younsung CHU, Jean-Francois DEPRUN, Jihye LEE
  • Publication number: 20150117260
    Abstract: One embodiment relates to a method performed by a converged personal network service (CPNS) enabled entity. The communication method comprises a step in which the CPNS enabled entity transmits a request message for instructing performance of a discovery procedure to a first PNE which belongs to a first network if a second PNE which belongs to a second network is not found in the coverage of the first network at the state where the CPNS enabled entity is established as a gateway for managing the first network; a step in which the CPNS enabled entity receives, from the first PNE, a response message; and a step of transmitting, based on the response message, a bridge request message for requesting that the second PNE operates as a bridge for interconnecting the first network and the second network, to a second gateway which manages the second network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jean-Francois DEPRUN, Younsung CHU, Jihye LEE
  • Patent number: 9014055
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention relates to a method for communicating with other devices, performed by a communication device comprising a converged personal network service (CPNS) enabled entity. The communication method comprises a step in which the CPNS enabled entity operates in a personal network entity (PNE) mode to establish a connection to a first device, wherein the first device is established as a gateway and thus manages a first network. The communication method further comprises a step of activating a bridge function in cases where the communication device has moved into the coverage of a second network managed by a second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Deprun, Younsung Chu, Jihye Lee
  • Patent number: 9001762
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for communicating with another device through a first device having a Converged Personal network Service (CPNS) enabled entity. The communication method includes receiving a search request message including information regarding the mode of a second device when the CPNS enabled entity of the first device, set in the gateway mode, moves into the coverage area of a second network managed by the second device. The communication method includes: when it is confirmed that the CPNS enable entity of the second device is set with a gateway on the basis of the mode information, confirming whether there is at least one available PNE in all coverage areas of the first network and the second network; and determining whether to change the mode of the CPNS enable entity of the first device on the basis of whether there is at least one available PNE, as well as whether to change the mode of the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Younsung Chu, Jean-Francois Deprun, Jihye Lee
  • Patent number: 8989051
    Abstract: The present invention provides, in one embodiment, a method for detecting another device performed by a first device having a converged personal network service (CPNS) enabled entity. The method for detecting another device comprises the steps of: performing a procedure for a physical connection with a second device, if the CPNS enabled entity within the first device is set to a personal network entity (PNE) mode; and receiving a search request message from the second device, in order to prevent the duplication of information between the CPNS enabled entity and the second device. Preferably, said search request message can be used to obtain one or more pieces of information, among the mode information of one or more devices detected while the procedure for the physical connection is performed and the information on a network to which one or more said detected devices belong.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jihye Lee, Jean-Francois Deprun, Younsung Chu
  • Patent number: 8958343
    Abstract: One embodiment relates to a method performed by a converged personal network service (CPNS) enabled entity. The communication method comprises a step in which the CPNS enabled entity transmits a request message for instructing performance of a discovery procedure to a first PNE which belongs to a first network if a second PNE which belongs to a second network is not found in the coverage of the first network at the state where the CPNS enabled entity is established as a gateway for managing the first network; a step in which the CPNS enabled entity receives, from the first PNE, a response message; and a step of transmitting, based on the response message, a bridge request message for requesting that the second PNE operates as a bridge for interconnecting the first network and the second network, to a second gateway which manages the second network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Deprun, Younsung Chu, Jihye Lee
  • Patent number: 8867988
    Abstract: Contactless services, applications, and/or transactions can be performed between a mobile terminal and a contactless reader even when the mobile terminal battery power is found to be insufficient or if there is some other problem with the battery. Current is induced from electromagnetic (EM) fields or radio frequency (RF) signals detected near the mobile terminal such that sufficient power can be momentarily and/or temporarily used to access information from a smart card or other components within the mobile terminal, and allow user interaction via the contactless reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Jolivet, Jean-Francois Deprun
  • Patent number: 8745101
    Abstract: A terminal, server and method for identifying contents are discussed. According to an embodiment, the present invention provides a method for controlling content in a content identifying system, including receiving content related information regarding a content from a terminal; generating function information for calculating a content ID based on the content related information; transmitting the function information to the terminal; receiving a content ID generated based on the function information from the terminal; comparing the received content ID with stored content ID information; and performing at least one operation based on the comparison result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Jean-Francois Deprun
  • Patent number: 8699946
    Abstract: A mobile terminal has a contactless function module that is used to perform a contactless transaction and also used to perform battery recharging. The mobile terminal has a power source operatively connected with the contactless function module and adapted to be recharged by induced current created by electromagnetic fields detected by the contactless function module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Jolivet, Jean-Francois Deprun
  • Patent number: 8527659
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing enhanced functionalities in a CPNS enabler are discussed. According to an embodiment, a method includes receiving content translation capability information and function information from each of the CPNS entities; compiling CPNS translator information for the CPNS enabler based on the content translation capability information and the function information; receiving a request to translate a content along with the content from a certain CPNS entity among the CPNS entities; determining whether a CPNS server can translate the content in response to the request based on the CPNS translator information; translating the content if the determining step indicates that the CPNS server can translate the content; and transmitting the translated content to the certain CPNS entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Jean-Francois Deprun
  • Publication number: 20130208626
    Abstract: The present invention provides, in one embodiment, a method for detecting another device performed by a first device having a converged personal network service (CPNS) enabled entity. The method for detecting another device comprises the steps of: performing a procedure for a physical connection with a second device, if the CPNS enabled entity within the first device is set to a personal network entity (PNE) mode; and receiving a search request message from the second device, in order to prevent the duplication of information between the CPNS enabled entity and the second device. Preferably, said search request message can be used to obtain one or more pieces of information, among the mode information of one or more devices detected while the procedure for the physical connection is performed and the information on a network to which one or more said detected devices belong.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jihye Lee, Jean-Francois Deprun, Younsung Chu
  • Patent number: 8495213
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and method for managing secure devices associated with the terminal are discussed. According to an embodiment, the method includes acquiring at least one of availability information and delegation information from each of at least one secure device associated with the mobile terminal; establishing a secure device delegation rule set for the at least one secure device based on the acquired information; receiving a request for establishing a communication connection with a secure device from a server; and establishing a communication connection between the server and one of the at least one secure device based on the secure device delegation rule set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Deprun, David Dana
  • Patent number: 8467326
    Abstract: Methods and a mobile terminal capable of selecting a wireless network from a Bluetooth network to a WLAN, the terminal includes a Bluetooth module; a WLAN module; a storage device; and a controller cooperating with the Bluetooth module, the WLAN module and the storage device such that the Bluetooth module is configured to be activated in the mobile terminal; a Bluetooth connection is established with the access point; the WLAN module is configured to be activated and to scan to search the access point; and a WLAN connection is established between the access point and the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Jean-Francois Deprun