Patents by Inventor Leland Scott Bloebaum

Leland Scott Bloebaum 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: 20080004082
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a mobile device that displays a first subset of user-selected user information on a first display area visible when the mobile device is in an open position. When the mobile device is in a closed position, the mobile device displays a second subset of user-selected user information on a second display area that is smaller than the first display area and that is visible when the mobile device is in the closed position. In some embodiments, the user information comprises activity data corresponding to physical activity of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Publication date: January 3, 2008
    Inventor: Leland Scott Bloebaum
  • Publication number: 20070153983
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for routing emergency calls originated from mobile wireless devices in a Voice-over-IP (VoIP) system are described herein. In one or more embodiments, emergency calls are routed in a VoIP system by receiving incoming emergency calls originated from dual-mode mobile devices connected to the VoIP system through wireless access points (WAPs), determining locations associated with the incoming emergency calls, and redirecting callers to a cellular network. In other embodiments, emergency calls are routed in a VoIP system by mapping WAP identifiers to emergency answering points (EAPs), receiving an incoming emergency call from an originating WAP, identifying an EAP relating to the originating WAP, and directing the emergency call to the identified EAP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Applicant: SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB
    Inventors: Leland Scott Bloebaum, Daniel P. Homiller, William O. Camp
  • Publication number: 20070153982
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for routing emergency calls originated from mobile wireless devices in a Voice-over-IP (VoIP) system are described herein. In one or more embodiments, emergency calls are routed in a VoIP system by receiving incoming emergency calls originated from dual-mode mobile devices connected to the VoIP system through wireless access points (WAPs), determining locations associated with the incoming emergency calls, and redirecting callers to a cellular network. In other embodiments, emergency calls are routed in a VoIP system by mapping WAP identifiers to emergency answering points (EAPs), receiving an incoming emergency call from an originating WAP, identifying an EAP relating to the originating WAP, and directing the emergency call to the identified EAP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Applicant: SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB
    Inventors: Leland Scott Bloebaum, Daniel P. Homiller, William O. Camp
  • Publication number: 20070153986
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for routing emergency calls originated from mobile wireless devices in a Voice-over-IP (VoIP) system are described herein. In one or more embodiments, emergency calls are routed in a VoIP system by receiving incoming emergency calls originated from dual-mode mobile devices connected to the VoIP system through wireless access points (WAPs), determining locations associated with the incoming emergency calls, and redirecting callers to a cellular network. In other embodiments, emergency calls are routed in a VoIP system by mapping WAP identifiers to emergency answering points (EAPs), receiving an incoming emergency call from an originating WAP, identifying an EAP relating to the originating WAP, and directing the emergency call to the identified EAP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Applicant: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Leland Scott Bloebaum, Daniel P. Homiller, William O. Camp
  • Publication number: 20070153984
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for routing emergency calls originated from mobile wireless devices in a Voice-over-IP (VoIP) system are described herein. In one or more embodiments, emergency calls are routed in a VoIP system by receiving incoming emergency calls originated from dual-mode mobile devices connected to the VoIP system through wireless access points (WAPs), determining locations associated with the incoming emergency calls, and redirecting callers to a cellular network. In other embodiments, emergency calls are routed in a VoIP system by mapping WAP identifiers to emergency answering points (EAPs), receiving an incoming emergency call from an originating WAP, identifying an EAP relating to the originating WAP, and directing the emergency call to the identified EAP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Applicant: SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB
    Inventors: Leland Scott Bloebaum, Daniel P. Homiller, William O. Camp
  • Patent number: 7215967
    Abstract: A telecommunications system and method for rapid start-up of a Global Position System (GPS) receiver integrated with a mobile terminal is disclosed. The location of a reference GPS receiver associated with a Base Transceiver Station (BTS) within the cell that the mobile terminal is currently located is used as the local position estimate for that mobile terminal. The GSM TDMA frame numbers are first correlated with the GPS clock signal. Optionally, this correlation is adjusted using the adaptive frame alignment mechanism. This local position estimate is used to ascertain the location of the GPS receiver. The correlation data is then sent to the GPS-capable mobile terminal through the Short Messaging Service (SMS) cell broadcast facility or the Broadcast Control Channel (BCCH) facility of the GSM network to enable the built-in GPS receiver to calculate its position relatively quickly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Jan Lennart Kransmo, Christopher Hugh Kingdon, Leland Scott Bloebaum
  • Patent number: 6603978
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for acquiring timing signals for use in a positioning receiver using timing assistance provided by a wireless communications system, such as cellular telephone system. A mobile terminal equipped with a positioning receiver operates in a wireless communications system having control channels and at least one traffic channel unsynchronized to the control channels. The mobile terminal camps on a first control channel in a first cell having a first time base associated therewith. While camped on the control channel, the mobile terminal establishes a local clock reference, internal to the mobile terminal, capable of tracking the first time base. The mobile terminal then operates on a first traffic channel that is unsynchronized to the first control channel and notes the difference in time bases between the control channel and the traffic channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Assignee: Ericsson Inc.
    Inventors: Hans Carlsson, Havish Koorapaty, Leland Scott Bloebaum
  • Patent number: 6535815
    Abstract: A mobile terminal equipped with a GPS receiver uses a quality of service parameter to determine whether to request aiding data from a location server connected to the mobile communication network. When a request is received by the mobile terminal for its current position, the mobile terminal determines a desired quality of service. Based on the desired quality of service, the mobile terminal then determines whether aiding data currently stored in its memory is sufficient to meet the specified quality of service. If so, the mobile terminal computes its current location using aiding data currently stored in its memory. If not, the mobile terminal may request aiding data from the network or acquire current aiding data from a GPS satellite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L. M. Ericsson
    Inventor: Leland Scott Bloebaum
  • Publication number: 20020082774
    Abstract: A mobile terminal equipped with a GPS receiver uses a quality of service parameter to determine whether to request aiding data from a location server connected to the mobile communication network. When a request is received by the mobile terminal for its current position, the mobile terminal determines a desired quality of service. Based on the desired quality of service, the mobile terminal then determines whether aiding data currently stored in its memory is sufficient to meet the specified quality of service. If so, the mobile terminal computes its current location using aiding data currently stored in its memory. If not, the mobile terminal may request aiding data from the network or acquire current aiding data from a GPS satellite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2000
    Publication date: June 27, 2002
    Inventor: Leland Scott Bloebaum
  • Patent number: 6323803
    Abstract: A system for broadcasting GPS assistance data in a wireless communication network to mobile stations is disclosed herein. Each mobile station includes a transceiver operating in the wireless communication network and an integrated GPS receiver to make GPS positioning measurements. The system includes a GPS receiver for obtaining orbital modeling information for visible GPS satellites and DGPS correction data. A transceiver communicates with mobile stations in the wireless communication network. A broadcast controller is operatively associated with the GPS receiver and the transceiver for selectively establishing a direct point-to-point channel with select mobile stations for transferring the orbital modeling information and for periodically broadcasting the DGPS correction data on the wireless communication network to all mobile stations communicating in the wireless communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Assignee: Ericsson Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Vincent Jolley, Leland Scott Bloebaum
  • Patent number: 6295023
    Abstract: Methods, systems and mobile stations are provided which determine GPS timing by collecting energy from transmitted signals from one and preferably more acquired satellites to determine a single timing value, which may increase sensitivity. In addition, the receiver devices may use the entire navigation message from each satellite to obtain timing information which may further improve sensitivity and possibly remove latency from having to wait for the time-of-week (TOW) field to be received in the GPS satellite transmission. This is preferably accomplished by maximizing a single delay metric created based on expected (known in advance from some source) and actual (received) navigation symbols from the acquired satellites. As a result, position fixes may possibly be obtained under disadvantaged conditions where the signal quality from the GPS satellites is poor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2001
    Assignee: Ericsson Inc.
    Inventor: Leland Scott Bloebaum
  • Patent number: 6204808
    Abstract: In accordance with the invention, there is disclosed a system for determining location of a mobile station. The mobile station includes a transceiver operating in a wireless network and a GPS receiver. The system includes a wireless network control system including GPS receivers for obtaining ephemeris data. The control system develops assistance information from the ephemeris data and transmits the assistance information to the mobile station via the wireless network. The assistance information represents range at a fixed location in the wireless network in proximity to the mobile station at a select time, and derivatives of the range, relative to plural select satellites in the GPS. The mobile station utilizes received assistance information for searching the composite received signals from the plural select satellites in the GPS to measure a code phase for plural ones of the select satellites in the GPS and returning the measured code phases to the wireless network control system via the wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: Ericsson Inc.
    Inventors: Leland Scott Bloebaum, Havish Koorapaty, Daniel P. Homiller, Bagher R. Zadeh
  • Patent number: 6188351
    Abstract: A method and system improves signal acquisition in a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver by providing information to focus the acquisition search in the receiver. In particular, the invention relates to the case where a GPS receiver is integrated with a transceiver that is capable of communicating with a cellular or PCS network via the air-interface particular to that network. Standard information provided by the network is used to assist the integrated GPS receiver and improve its sensitivity and latency. The result of this improvement is that the receiver can rapidly acquire satellites and compute its position in environments where conventional, stand-alone GPS receivers cannot. This added performance is very important for the emergency location application, since the user may have high expectations for personal safety in a variety of situations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2001
    Assignee: Ericsson Inc.
    Inventor: Leland Scott Bloebaum
  • Patent number: 6163608
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for parametrically modeling background noise and generating comfort noise in echo suppression systems are disclosed. According to exemplary embodiments, a background noise model is based on a set of noise model parameters which are in turn based on measurements of actual background noise in an echo suppression system. The exemplary embodiments include autoregressive, autoregressive moving-average and frequency-domain models. An exemplary first-order autoregressive moving-average model includes a single fixed zero and a single variable pole. The single zero and the single pole are sufficient to provide appropriate spectral tilt in the resulting modeled noise, and the single zero ensures that the model is unconditionally stable. Integration of the exemplary parametric noise models with various echo suppression devices is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2000
    Assignee: Ericsson Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Douglas Romesburg, Leland Scott Bloebaum, Corattur Natesan Sambandam Guruparan