Patents by Inventor Slim Souissi

Slim Souissi 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).

  • Patent number: 9967796
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for performing efficient vertical handoffs in a wireless user device are provided. The user device can comprise a mobile phone, computer table, handheld computer, or other computer system capable of connecting to more than one mobile wireless network that use different wireless communication protocols. Various efficient scanning methods are disclosed that are efficient in terms of battery usage, thermal performance, processing power, throughput performance, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Novatel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Slim Souissi, John Wu, Brad Kim
  • Publication number: 20180092015
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for performing efficient vertical handoffs in a wireless user device are provided. The user device can comprise a mobile phone, computer table, handheld computer, or other computer system capable of connecting to more than one mobile wireless network that use different wireless communication protocols. Various efficient scanning methods are disclosed that are efficient in terms of battery usage, thermal performance, processing power, throughput performance, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Slim Souissi, John Wu, Brad Kim
  • Patent number: 9699711
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a first interface module configured to interface with one or more user devices through a wireless local area network (WLAN) connection; a second interface module configured to interface with a wireless communication network through a wireless wide area network (WWAN) connection; and a controller. The controller is configured to detect availability of carrier hotspots; if no carrier hotspot is detected, route traffic to and from the one or more user devices through the WWAN connection; and if a carrier hotspot is detected, route traffic to and from the one or more user devices through the detected carrier hotspot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Novatel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: John Wu, Brad Kim, Slim Souissi
  • Patent number: 9615305
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for performing efficient vertical handoffs in a wireless user device are provided. The user device can comprise a mobile phone, computer table, handheld computer, or other computer system capable of connecting to more than one mobile wireless network that use different wireless communication protocols. Various efficient scanning methods are disclosed that are efficient in terms of battery usage, thermal performance, processing power, throughput performance, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Novatel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Slim Souissi, John Wu, Brad Kim
  • Publication number: 20150282038
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for performing efficient vertical handoffs in a wireless user device are provided. The user device can comprise a mobile phone, computer table, handheld computer, or other computer system capable of connecting to more than one mobile wireless network that use different wireless communication protocols. Various efficient scanning methods are disclosed that are efficient in terms of battery usage, thermal performance, processing power, throughput performance, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Slim Souissi, John Wu, Brad Kim
  • Patent number: 9055606
    Abstract: A Intelligent Mobile HotSpot (IMHS) comprises a wide area network radio interface configured to enable communications between a wide area network and the IMHS; a local area network radio interface configured to enable communications between the IMHS and a computing device; a power input configured to cause the IMHS to be powered on; memory configured to store instructions; and a processor coupled with memory, the instructions configured to cause the processor to perform the following in response to an activation of the power input: automatically establish a data connection with a base station associated with the wide area network over the wide area network, automatically establish a data connection with computing device over the local area network, and be in a ready state to route data packets from the computing device to the base station via the local area network data connection and the wide area network connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Novatel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Slim Souissi, John Wu, Brad Kim, Anand Gore
  • Patent number: 8971896
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for performing efficient vertical handoffs in a wireless user device are provided. The user device can comprise a mobile phone, computer table, handheld computer, or other computer system capable of connecting to more than one mobile wireless network that use different wireless communication protocols. Various efficient scanning methods are disclosed that are efficient in terms of battery usage, thermal performance, processing power, throughput performance, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Novatel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Slim Souissi, John Wu, Brad Kim
  • Patent number: 8903962
    Abstract: A Universal Serial Bus (USB) modem/Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) device is provided that when connected to a host device, presents itself as an Ethernet endpoint to the host device, without requiring additional software/drivers to be downloaded to the host device. Embedded in the USB modem/WWAN device are various modules that provide functionality allowing either automatic connection to the Internet or redirection to a local Web User Interface (UI) that a user may employ to configure the USB modem/WWAN device and/or manually connect to the Internet. Additionally, the USB modem/WWAN device employs predetermined rules to determine whether or not/how the redirection occurs, including in scenarios where wireless connectivity to the Internet is unavailable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Novatel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: John Wu, Matthew Carlisle, Slim Souissi, Seung Kim, Gwan Hee You
  • Publication number: 20140164630
    Abstract: A Universal Serial Bus (USB) modem/Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) device is provided that when connected to a host device, presents itself as an Ethernet endpoint to the host device, without requiring additional software/drivers to be downloaded to the host device. Embedded in the USB modem/WWAN device are various modules that provide functionality allowing either automatic connection to the Internet or redirection to a local Web User Interface (UI) that a user may employ to configure the USB modem/WWAN device and/or manually connect to the Internet. Additionally, the USB modem/WWAN device employs predetermined rules to determine whether or not/how the redirection occurs, including in scenarios where wireless connectivity to the Internet is unavailable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Novatel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: John Wu, Matthew Carlisle, Slim Souissi, Seung Kim, Gwan Hee You
  • Publication number: 20140153556
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a first interface module configured to interface with one or more user devices through a wireless local area network (WLAN) connection; a second interface module configured to interface with a wireless communication network through a wireless wide area network (WWAN) connection; and a controller. The controller is configured to detect availability of carrier hotspots; if no carrier hotspot is detected, route traffic to and from the one or more user devices through the WWAN connection; and if a carrier hotspot is detected, route traffic to and from the one or more user devices through the detected carrier hotspot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Novatel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: John Wu, Brad Kim, Slim Souissi
  • Patent number: 8730914
    Abstract: An Intelligent Mobile HotSpot (IMHS) comprises a local area network radio interface; an in home display interface; a user interface comprising one of a switch, button, or input (collectively an input); non-transitory memory configured to store instructions; and a processor coupled with memory, the instructions configured to cause the processor to perform the following in response to an activation of the input: automatically establish a data connection with a vehicle display over the local area network, or automatically establish a data connection with a television over the in home display interface, and automatically cause a landing page to be displayed on the in vehicle display or the television.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Novatel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Slim Souissi
  • Patent number: 8712473
    Abstract: A system and method for seamlessly increasing download throughput in a wireless wide area network (WWAN) device is herein disclosed. Remote file servers frequently impose per connection transfer limits upon host devices that are requesting files for download. In order to bypass these limitations, a WWAN device acting as a proxy server can replace a single file request with a series of independent requests over multiple connections, each requesting a separate portion of the original file. The blocks of requested data can then be reassembled at the WWAN device before being transferred to the device requesting the file. A user of the requesting device can therefore benefit from increased download rates, yet without having to download or install any additional software within the requesting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Novatel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: John Wu, Slim Souissi
  • Patent number: 8489093
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for performing efficient vertical handoffs in a wireless user device are provided. The user device can comprise a mobile phone, computer table, handheld computer, or other computer system capable of connecting to more than one mobile wireless network that use different wireless communication protocols. Various efficient scanning methods are disclosed that are efficient in terms of battery usage, thermal performance, processing power, throughput performance, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Novatel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Slim Souissi, John Wu, Brad Kim
  • Patent number: 8452858
    Abstract: A Universal Serial Bus (USB) modem/Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) device is provided that when connected to a host device, presents itself as an Ethernet endpoint to the host device, without requiring additional software/drivers to be downloaded to the host device. Embedded in the USB modem/WWAN device are various modules that provide functionality allowing either automatic connection to the Internet or redirection to a local Web User Interface (UI) that a user may employ to configure the USB modem/WWAN device and/or manually connect to the Internet. Additionally, the USB modem/WWAN device employs predetermined rules to determine whether or not/how the redirection occurs, including in scenarios where wireless connectivity to the Internet is unavailable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Novatel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: John Wu, Matthew Carlisle, Slim Souissi, Seung Kim, Gwan Hee You
  • Patent number: 8446830
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a first interface module configured to interface with one or more user devices through a wireless local area network (WLAN) connection; a second interface module configured to interface with a wireless communication network through a wireless wide area network (WWAN) connection; and a controller. The controller is configured to detect availability of carrier hotspots; if no carrier hotspot is detected, route traffic to and from the one or more user devices through the WWAN connection; and if a carrier hotspot is detected, route traffic to and from the one or more user devices through the detected carrier hotspot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Novatel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: John Wu, Brad Kim, Slim Souissi
  • Patent number: 8433366
    Abstract: A system for wireless communication comprises a first communication device having a first interface for interfacing with a host device and a second interface; and a second communication device configured to be coupled to the second interface of the first communication device. The first communication device and the second communication device, when coupled, form a substantially integrated device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Novatel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Hertlein, Slim Souissi, Rahul Chaturvedi, Clint Wilber
  • Publication number: 20120331111
    Abstract: A system and method for seamlessly increasing download throughput in a wireless wide area network (WWAN) device is herein disclosed. Remote file servers frequently impose per connection transfer limits upon host devices that are requesting files for download. In order to bypass these limitations, a WWAN device acting as a proxy server can replace a single file request with a series of independent requests over multiple connections, each requesting a separate portion of the original file. The blocks of requested data can then be reassembled at the WWAN device before being transferred to the device requesting the file. A user of the requesting device can therefore benefit from increased download rates, yet without having to download or install any additional software within the requesting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: NOVATEL WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventors: John Wu, Slim Souissi
  • Publication number: 20120258715
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for performing efficient vertical handoffs in a wireless user device are provided. The user device can comprise a mobile phone, computer table, handheld computer, or other computer system capable of connecting to more than one mobile wireless network that use different wireless communication protocols. Various efficient scanning methods are disclosed that are efficient in terms of battery usage, thermal performance, processing power, throughput performance, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: NOVATEL WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventors: Slim Souissi, John Wu, Brad Kim
  • Publication number: 20120221685
    Abstract: A Universal Serial Bus (USB) modem/Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) device is provided that when connected to a host device, presents itself as an Ethernet endpoint to the host device, without requiring additional software/drivers to be downloaded to the host device. Embedded in the USB modem/WWAN device are various modules that provide functionality allowing either automatic connection to the Internet or redirection to a local Web User Interface (UI) that a user may employ to configure the USB modem/WWAN device and/or manually connect to the Internet. Additionally, the USB modem/WWAN device employs predetermined rules to determine whether or not/how the redirection occurs, including in scenarios where wireless connectivity to the Internet is unavailable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: NOVATEL WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventors: John Wu, Matthew Carlisle, Slim Souissi, Seung Kim, Gwan Hee You
  • Publication number: 20120208478
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a radio frequency (RF) signal source; and a controller configured to adjust power of the RF signal source based on a detected parameter. In one embodiment, the apparatus further comprises a proximity sensor configured to determine proximity of the RF signal source to live tissue, and the detected parameter is the proximity determined by the proximity sensor. The RF signal source may be an RF antenna. The controller may be configured to reduce the power of the RF signal source when the proximity is less than a predetermined threshold value. The controller may be configured to reduce the power to a predetermined reduced power level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: NOVATEL WIRELESS INC.
    Inventors: Ben Greenwood, Kevin Clancy, Slim Souissi