Paging To Control Diverse Device Patents (Class 340/7.1)
  • Patent number: 10582363
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for communicating an emergency alert message from a digital radio broadcast transmission system of a mobile vehicle to a digital radio broadcast receiver system. A digital radio broadcast signal including first and second data is broadcasted using the digital radio broadcast transmission system to end-user digital radio broadcast receivers. The first data includes an emergency code, and the second data includes an emergency alert message. The digital radio broadcast signal is transmitted at a predetermined frequency that is recognized by the receivers as an emergency notification frequency. The digital radio broadcast signal can be decoded only be receivers located within a localized area in a proximity of the transmission system. The receivers are configured to automatically tune to the emergency notification frequency to receive the digital radio broadcast signal and render the second data based on a detection of the emergency code within the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Ibiquity Digital Corporation
    Inventor: Ashruf El-Dinary
  • Patent number: 10433021
    Abstract: A system and method for generating revenue for content distributors (e.g., studios) and location based viewing retailers (e.g., exhibitors) is provided. The system extends the viewing retailer footprints outside the various venues (e.g., into homes and mobile devices), using virtual seats that are associated to a particular location based on geography, and by making content available to consumers that might otherwise be either unavailable and/or inconvenient. The system comprises a control circuitry configured to: to receive, using a communications circuitry, a first location information from a first client device; to determine, using a location engine, a geographical location of the first client device using the first location information; and to send, using a content distribution engine, the content to a second client device based on the determined geographical location of the first location information, even if the first and second devices are contained in a single device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: George G. Christoph
  • Patent number: 10430832
    Abstract: A portable electronic device configured to function as an electronic identifier in a facility, a high security zone, an amusement park, a city, and a hotel, and to display an interactive graphical map of the facility, the high security zone when authorized, the amusement park, the city, and hotel facilities when authorized is disclosed, as well as a facility mapping and visitor tracking system with security zone map views, amusement park map views, and city map views, and a set of facility mapping and visitor tracking processes are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: Alexey Filatoff
  • Patent number: 10417881
    Abstract: A visual indicator system including a communications module, a processor, and a visual indicator. The communications module is able to wirelessly receive a condition report from a wirelessly connected device. The processor is able to select a status in response to the condition report received by the communications module. The visual indicator is able to visually indicate a status based upon a selected visual configuration of the visual indicator. The processor is also able to select a particular configuration for the visual indicator based upon the selected status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventors: Norman R. Byrne, Nickolas J. Morrow
  • Patent number: 10382926
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for the coordinated grouping of devices for receipt of network layer group based services. A service layer system such as an SCS generates a request to generate a group of devices to receive network layer services. The request is received at a network layer system such as, for example, an MTC-IWF. Network layer systems such as, for example, an HSS, identifies a manner of communicating the requested service to identified devices and communicates with the devices to provision the devices so as to be included in the requested group. The network layer systems communicate an identifier to the service layer system which the service layer may subsequently use to request execution of the service by the identified group of devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Convida Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Suresh Palanisamy, Michael F. Starsinic, Prashanth Murthy, Anoop Singh
  • Patent number: 10372756
    Abstract: A technique is described herein for controlling equipment in a local environment. The technique can use a conversational interface component to receive messages from any user in a group of users. In a media-related context, a media BOT receives each message and determines whether it contains a command to play a particular media item. If so, the media BOT formulates the message as an input query and sends the input query to a search system, with instruction to perform a domain-specific search. The search system identifies a top-ranked media item based on the input query, selected from among a curated media-specific corpus. By virtue of the use of the scoped search system, the technique can successfully leverage preexisting linguistic processing mechanisms. The technique can also generate group profiles associated with users who interact with the conversational interface component, and then use the group profiles to automatically select media items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Scott E. Seiber, Lawrence B. Ripsher
  • Patent number: 10310704
    Abstract: An apparatus including a plurality of user controlled devices, each located at a respective predetermined location within a geographic area of a user, a respective location indicator associated with each of the plurality of user controlled devices, a portable user device including a respective controlling application of each of the plurality of user controlled devices embodied in a memory of the portable user device, a monitoring processor of the portable user device that detects a location of the portable user device within the geographic area based upon a wireless signal from one of the respective location indicators and an interface processor of the portable device that loads the controlling application of one of the plurality of user controlled devices based upon the detected location of the portable user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: ADEMCO INC.
    Inventors: Deepak Sundar Meganathan, Ravikumar Vemagal Aswath
  • Patent number: 10304080
    Abstract: Methods and systems for capturing and tracking call information relating to a call from a user to a merchant are provided. According to one embodiment of the disclosed subject matter, a request for a call to a merchant from a user on a device is received and a data connection is initiated with a call analytics platform over which user information is sent from the device to the platform. A unique number allowing the device to call the platform is then passed back to the device. The device calls the platform, call context data is captured, and the call is processed to the merchant. Information relating to the user and merchant call is tracked and logged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Soleo Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: William Fisher, Robert Deming
  • Patent number: 10136284
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for the coordinated grouping of devices for receipt of network layer group based services. A service layer system such as an SCS generates a request to generate a group of devices to receive network layer services. The request is received at a network layer system such as, for example, an MTC-IWF. Network layer systems such as, for example, an HSS, identifies a manner of communicating the requested service to identified devices and communicates with the devices to provision the devices so as to be included in the requested group. The network layer systems communicate an identifier to the service layer system which the service layer may subsequently use to request execution of the service by the identified group of devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Convida Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Suresh Palanisamy, Michael F Starsinic, Prashanth Murthy, Anoop Singh
  • Patent number: 9973928
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to automatically unlocking a user device based on proximity to a previously paired accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Henrik Bengtsson, Peter Isberg, Per â„«strand, Olivier Moliner, Peter Karlsson
  • Patent number: 9940390
    Abstract: A technique is described herein for controlling equipment in a local environment. The technique can use a conversational interface component to receive messages from any user in a group of users. In a media-related context, a media BOT receives each message and determines whether it contains a command to play a particular media item. If so, the media BOT formulates the message as an input query and sends the input query to a search system, with instruction to perform a domain-specific search. The search system identifies a top-ranked media item based on the input query, selected from among a curated media-specific corpus. By virtue of the use of the scoped search system, the technique can successfully leverage preexisting linguistic processing mechanisms. The technique can also generate group profiles associated with users who interact with the conversational interface component, and then use the group profiles to automatically select media items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Scott E. Seiber, Lawrence B. Ripsher
  • Patent number: 9936055
    Abstract: An update can be multicast to a number of client devices. By multicasting an update, the update can be concurrently distributed to a large number of client devices using a single network transmission. This greatly reduces the amount of time required to update the client devices as well as the amount of bandwidth that is required to transfer the update over the network. As part of this multicasting process, the client device, which may have missed a segment of the multicast, can request the missed segment. The missed segment can then also be multicast to eliminate or minimize the redundant transmission of the missed segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventor: Chaithra Hebbar
  • Patent number: 9900274
    Abstract: Transferring instant messaging sessions includes receiving a selection, from a user within a user interface, of at least one instant messaging session from among multiple instant messaging sessions to transfer from a first instant messaging controller on a first device to at 5 least a second instant messaging controller on a second device, where the user is signed on concurrently to the first instant messaging controller on the first device and the second instant messaging controller on the second device. At least a portion of the selected instant messaging session is transferred from the first instant messaging controller on the first device to the second instant messaging controller on the second device and the transferred portion of 10 the instant messaging session is made perceivable on the second instant messaging controller on the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Odell, Barry Appelman, W. Karl Renner
  • Patent number: 9768970
    Abstract: A system may include a querier device and a multicast listener device. According to some embodiments, the querier device is configured to transmit a group membership general query to the multicast listener device. The multicast listener device may be configured to transmit a plurality of group membership report packets to the querier device until an acknowledgement of receipt of a group membership report packet of the plurality of group membership report packets is transmitted from the querier device to the multicast device. According to some embodiments the transmission of the plurality of membership report packets is responsive to the group membership general query, and the transmission of the plurality of group membership report packets occurs regardless of robustness variable value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: ALLIED TELESIS HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hermin Anggawijaya
  • Patent number: 9723637
    Abstract: A method for connecting a terminal to a telecommunication network via an access point. After a request to connect a terminal to a first access point, the first access point determines if it has access to a resource for serving the terminal and, if possible, serves the terminal. If not, the first access point requests, from at least one second access point to which is it connected, a resource for serving the terminal; and in the event that the resource is available to the second access point, the first access point transfers, to the terminal, data for enabling the terminal to connect to the second access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Orange
    Inventors: Aymeric De La Forest Divonne, Jacques-Olivier Rebillon
  • Patent number: 9712980
    Abstract: A portable electronic device configured to function as an electronic identifier in a facility and to display an interactive graphical facility map of the facility, a facility mapping and visitor tracking system, and a set of facility mapping and visitor tracking processes are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Alexey Filatoff
  • Patent number: 9697501
    Abstract: A system and methodology that facilitates management of user accessibility via a scheduling application is provided. A user can link or map interruptability levels to schedule entries, such as calendar entries or tasks thereby facilitating automatic communication management. Essentially, interruptability rules (and corresponding categories) can be associated to calendar entries and tasks thereby automating implementation of interruptability rules to manage communications received during calendar entries, tasks, meeting, appointments, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Rajesh Ramanathan
  • Patent number: 9667791
    Abstract: A method for providing communication interaction visibility includes detecting an incoming voice call communication to a communication system, determining an identifier of a caller initiating the voice call communication, retrieving a communication history related to the identifier from a messaging gateway, and providing the communication history to an agent terminal of the communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Webtext Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Anthony Cahill, Colm Keating
  • Patent number: 9667796
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method for group message delivery is provided. A voice message is received from a user associated with a personal communication device. An identification code for a discussion group to which the voice message is directed is obtained from the voice message. The voice message is added to a queue associated with the discussion group and a list of members associated with the discussion group is obtained. A sublist of personal communication devices associated with those members that are signed in to the discussion group is built. The voice message is transmitted to the personal communication devices on the sublist when the voice message reaches a top of the queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Intellisist, Inc.
    Inventor: Gilad Odinak
  • Patent number: 9628900
    Abstract: A double-diaphragm loudspeaker module comprises: a housing providing with a first sound hole and a second sound hole; a supporting structure fixed on an inner wall of the housing; and a loudspeaker unit comprising a first diaphragm, a sound coil, a magnetic circuit system and a second diaphragm. The sound coil and the magnetic circuit system are separately combined with the first diaphragm and the second diaphragm. The housing, the supporting structure and the loudspeaker unit form a first front sound cavity, a second front sound cavity, and a rear sound cavity. The first front sound cavity comprises a space between the first diaphragm and the housing. The second front sound cavity comprises a space between the second diaphragm and the housing. The rear sound cavity comprises a space between the first diaphragm and the second diaphragm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: GOERTEK INC.
    Inventors: Jianbin Yang, Chao Jiang
  • Patent number: 9609553
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus, including a program encoded on computer-readable medium, for transmitting data to a server. A wireless communication connection is established between a first computing device and a second computing device. Data transmitted from the first computing device to the second computing device is received over the wireless communication connection and stored on the second computing device for uploading to a server on an IP based network. The wireless communication connection is disconnected. An IP communication connection is established between the second computing device and the server on the IP based network, and at least a portion of the stored data is transmitted from the second computing device to the server on the IP based network over the IP communication connection after the wireless communication connection between the first computing device and the second computing device is disconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Barkan Wireless Access Technologies, L.P.
    Inventor: Elad Pinhas Barkan
  • Patent number: 9553830
    Abstract: Transferring instant messaging sessions includes receiving a selection, from a user within a user interface, of at least one instant messaging session from among multiple instant messaging sessions to transfer from a first instant messaging controller on a first device to at 5 least a second instant messaging controller on a second device, where the user is signed on concurrently to the first instant messaging controller on the first device and the second instant messaging controller on the second device. At least a portion of the selected instant messaging session is transferred from the first instant messaging controller on the first device to the second instant messaging controller on the second device and the transferred portion of 10 the instant messaging session is made perceivable on the second instant messaging controller on the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Odell, Barry Appelman, W. Karl Renner
  • Patent number: 9544372
    Abstract: An envoy device for performing transactions with a further device in proximity to said envoy device, said envoy device comprising a data store, a processor; a first communication device configured to communicate with said further device that is located close enough to said envoy device to establish a first communication link; and at least one further communication device configured to communicate with said further device using at least one further communication link; said envoy device being configured to respond to detecting said further device close enough to said envoy device to establish said first communication link to: establish communication with said further device using said first communication link; receive information from said further device regarding said at least one further communication link that said further device is capable of communicating via and communicating at least one access key for connecting said further device and said first envoy device via said at least one further communication
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: ARM IP Limited
    Inventors: Hugo John Martin Vincent, Krisztian Flautner, Amyas Edward Wykes Phillips
  • Patent number: 9514402
    Abstract: Provided is a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag having a plurality of antennas. The RFID tag includes: a plurality of antennas each configured to backscatter received Radio Frequency (RF) signals; a digital and memory circuitry, which once the RF signals are received through the plurality of antennas, is configured to generate a series of programmed encoding signals based on identification information to be transmitted, and to output the generated signals; and a modulator configured to vary power of an uplink signal backscattered through the plurality of antennas based on the encoding signals input from the digital and memory circuitry, in which the modulator operates such that the power of the uplink signal backscattered through each of the plurality of antennas is equal regardless of types of the encoding signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTIT
    Inventors: Hyun Seok Kim, Chan Won Park
  • Patent number: 9510167
    Abstract: An electronic device that includes a control module configured to extract schedule related information from text data, change an alarm mode of the electronic device according to extracted schedule related information and create a triggering message for triggering the change of an alarm mode of at least another electronic device associated with the schedule related information; and a communication interface configured to transmit the triggering message to the at least another electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Myeong Lo Lee
  • Patent number: 9474134
    Abstract: A remote control device (100) for controlling lighting systems includes a sensor (155) configured to determine a location of the remote control device (100) in relation to the lighting systems (115). A controller (145) is configured to determine a nearest light source (120) of the lighting systems (115) relative to the location of the remote control device (100) and to control this nearest light source (120). The controller (145) is configured to change a configuration of the remote control device (100) in response to changing its location. A transceiver (105) transmit a signal to multiple light sources (120) which measure the strength and/or time of flight of this signal for use in determining the location of the remote control device (100). The light sources (120) provide the remote control device (100) with identifying information unique to each one of them including their locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Engel Johannes Knibbe
  • Patent number: 9460431
    Abstract: A device, system or method may optionally include a processor, remote to a device, configured to generate information to control, at least in part, a function of the device based, at least in part, on a condition of conveyance of the device, and a transmitter, remote to the device, configured to transmit the information related to the condition of conveyance to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: PJC Investments, LLC
    Inventor: Patrick J. Curry
  • Patent number: 9450899
    Abstract: Electronic message modifying systems and methods are described; system includes a sending terminal, at least one modification parameters database, which contains a plurality of modification parameters, at least one message modification agent and a recipient moiety, including a message user agent, where the modification parameters in the database are updated dynamically; the method includes sending a message, obtaining at least one modification parameter, from a database which contains a plurality of modification parameters, applying to the message at least one modification parameter by a message modification agent and delivering a modified message to the recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Inventor: Ben Volach
  • Patent number: 9374803
    Abstract: A message notification system includes a message transmitting apparatus and a message receiving apparatus. In the message transmitting apparatus, transmission data including an acquired message is generated and transmitted. In the message receiving apparatus, the transmission data is received. When the transmission data is received, the message receiving apparatus notifies a receiving-side user of the message in the transmission data. The message transmitting apparatus sets whether nor a receiving-side user is to be re-notified of the message in the transmission data, and sets a re-notification condition for re-notification of the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tsuneo Nakata
  • Patent number: 9262666
    Abstract: One or more techniques, devices and/or systems are disclosed for mitigating a perceived electrical sensation for a relief print scanning device. A current determination component can be used to identify an electrical current configuration that provides a mitigated electrical sensation to the user, for use with an electroluminescent-based relief print scanning device. The electrical current configuration can be identified using one or more image characteristics of a relief print image, which is captured by the devices using the current configuration. A current adjusting component, can be operably coupled with the current determination component, and may be used to adjust the current configuration, where the adjustment can be based on current adjustment data that is provided by the current determination component, based on the image characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: IB Korea Ltd.
    Inventor: Fred Frye
  • Patent number: 9251507
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for supporting email message size reduction. Example operations may include identifying a first email recipient that is to receive a full version of an email message (full email message), identifying a second email recipient representing a new class of email recipient that is to receive a summary version of the email message (summary email message), and performing an action to facilitate the full email message being sent to the first email recipient and the summary email message being automatically generated from the full email message and sent to the second email recipient. The foregoing operations may be performed in one way by an email client and in another way by an email server. The email client and the email server may share responsibility for reducing email message size. Alternatively, the email client (or another implementing entity) may act alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Peter M. Jensen, Arun K. Sar, Cody J. Schaff, Robert L. Welgan
  • Patent number: 9088895
    Abstract: An envoy device for performing transactions with a further device in proximity to the envoy device, the envoy device comprising: a first communication device configured to communicate with the further device that is located within a predetermined distance of the envoy device using a local short range communication link; at least one further communication device configured to communicate with the further device using at least one longer range communication link. The envoy device is configured to respond to detecting the further device within the predetermined distance of the envoy device to: establish communication with the further device using the local short range communication link; receive information from the further device regarding any further communication links that the further device has access to; transmit to the further device information regarding the at least one longer range communication link; and to commence a transaction with the further device using the local short range communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: ARM IP Limited
    Inventors: Hugo John Martin Vincent, Krisztian Flautner, Amyas Edward Wykes Phillips
  • Patent number: 9055355
    Abstract: To reduce the call cost for user messages of a few tens of bytes through a mobile telephone network (3), and to avoid having to set up a call channel as is necessary for transmitting data of several thousands of bytes, spare fields in signaling messages are used to convey the user messages, a call then taking place via signaling messages, and without a dedicated call channel being set up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: DRNC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruno Tisserand, Luc Davit
  • Patent number: 8928459
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for determining the location of a transmitter by jointly and collectively processing the full sampled signal data from a plurality of receivers to form a single solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Inventors: David Cyganski, R. James Duckworth, John A. Orr, William R. Michalson
  • Patent number: 8841989
    Abstract: An electronic messaging device includes a receiver configured to receive a message at one of a first operational frequency and second operational frequency. The messaging device can operate using a time synchronous protocol and can receive commands through over-the-internet-programming (OTIP) and over-the-air-programming (OTAP).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: American Messaging Services, LLC
    Inventors: John F. Nagel, J. Roy Pottle, Peter C. Barnett, David Andersen, Jamie Gordon Nichol, Sangsoo Kim
  • Patent number: 8831646
    Abstract: A network sends an indication of discontinuous reception period (ldle_Mode_DRX_Period) and an indication of number of paging groups (Paging_Group_Count). Paging occasions for a user equipment are determined by a predetermined formula. One exemplary formula is SFN mod IDLE_Mode_DRX_Period=(IDLE_Mode_DRX_Period div Paging_Group_Count) *(ID) mod (Paging_Group_Count); where SFN is system frame number and ID is the identifier of the user equipment, which can be IMSI or some value derived from IMSI. The UE's temporary ID is sent during a determined paging occasion, which maps to a paging channel on which the page is sent. Options for restricting the paging occasion to less than a frame, and for offsetting the paging occasions from that of the above formula are detailed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Seppo Matias Alanara, Lars Dalsgaard, Jarkko Tuomo Koskela
  • Patent number: 8823542
    Abstract: Apparatus includes an actuator configured to provide vibrational movement of the apparatus in a first plane or having a component in the first plane, and a traction part configured to support a portion of the apparatus on a surface, a plane of the surface being perpendicular to the first plane, the traction part being configured to transform the vibrational movement of the apparatus into movement of the portion of the apparatus in a direction along the surface, the direction of the movement being predetermined by an orientation of the traction part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Zoran Radivojevic, Piers Andrew
  • Patent number: 8818425
    Abstract: Apparatus having corresponding methods and computer-readable media comprise: a paging module configured to provide paging parameters for a mobile station, wherein the paging parameters include i) a paging listening interval length Lp for each paging listening interval, ii) a paging cycle period Pp, and iii) a paging cycle offset Qp; and a sleep module configured to determine sleep parameters for the mobile station based on the paging parameters, wherein the sleep parameters include i) a wakeup interval length Ls for each wakeup interval, ii) a sleep cycle period Ps, and iii) a sleep cycle offset Qs; and wherein the sleep module is further configured to determine the sleep parameters such that each paging listening interval overlaps one of the wakeup intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventors: Jihwan P. Choi, Jungwon Lee
  • Patent number: 8812007
    Abstract: A wireless sensor probe for use in environmental monitoring and control includes a separable probe body and sensor mast. The probe body includes a void configured to house the sensor mast including one or more sensor devices for sensing a soil property surrounding the probe body when the probe body is inserted partially into the ground. The probe body includes a probe top part for encapsulating the probe body and the sensor mast. The sensor mast is inserted into the probe body to form the sensor probe. In another embodiment, a wireless sensor probe includes a housing containing one or more sensor devices. The probe further includes a collar situated near a top portion of the housing being used to anchor the housing to the top of the ground and a gasket formed on the outside perimeter of the housing for securing the housing in the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Digital Sun, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale K. Hitt, Kurtis G. Heaton
  • Patent number: 8738044
    Abstract: A two-stage method is used to page a target mobile station. A wireless network transmits an initial page message into a plurality of wireless coverage areas (e.g., the wireless coverage areas defined by a paging zone) that includes the target mobile station's last reported location. The initial page message is received by a plurality of mobile stations, which then transmit a plurality of responses. The plurality of responses includes a target response from the target mobile station. The wireless network determines the target wireless coverage area that received the target response and then transmits a supplemental page message into the target wireless coverage area. The initial page message may be a very short message, such as a page indicator, that does not identify the target mobile station. The supplemental page message may be a longer message that identifies the target mobile station and the reason for the page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Manoj Shetty, Sachin R. Vargantwar, Bhagwan Khanka
  • Patent number: 8723668
    Abstract: A system and a method for remotely controlling at least one device based on operation of a foot pedal apparatus are provided. The system includes a device selection module (DSM) configured to transmit a first modulated RF signal at a first RF frequency having a communication linking command and a first RF frequency identifier. The first RF frequency identifier indicates a second RF frequency different than the first RF frequency. The system further includes a device control module (DCM) configured to receive the first modulated RF signal at the first RF frequency and to compare the communication linking command to a predetermined communication linking command. If the communication linking command corresponds to the predetermined communication linking command then the DCM selects the second RF frequency based on the first RF frequency identifier for subsequent RF signal reception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventors: Gene Michael Strohallen, Thomas P. Warner
  • Patent number: 8723671
    Abstract: A method at an alarm monitoring station and security system arrangement for detecting alarm signals originating at security systems on incoming calls carried by a telecommunications line includes, for each call, measuring a noise level on the line in the absence of signals originated by the security systems. Based on the measuring, at least one signal detection threshold above the noise level is set, wherein a level of a signal must exceed the signal detection threshold in order to be detected as a data signal. Alarm data signals in the call are detected using the signal detection threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Safety Products Canada Ltd.
    Inventors: Stephane Foisy, Pavel Raikhlin
  • Patent number: 8659392
    Abstract: A system and method for determining the location of wireless sensors are disclosed. The system may generally include a plurality of wireless sensor nodes communicatively coupled to a plurality of sensing devices. Additionally, the system may include a paging device configured to wirelessly transmit a page command to at least one of the wireless sensor nodes. Further, the at least one wireless sensor node may be configured to produce a position indicator upon receipt of the page command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Boris Leonid Sheikman, Raymond Verle Jensen
  • Patent number: 8531270
    Abstract: A communication device including a receiving unit and a signal processing module having a simulation unit and a decision unit is provided. The receiving unit receives a first burst of a paging message provided from a base station. Base on a reference burst code and an estimated channel impulse response of the communication channel, the simulation unit generates a simulation burst. The decision unit then determines if the paging message is a dummy message in accordance with the first burst and the simulation burst. The decision unit requests the receiving unit to stop receiving the paging message once the paging message is determined to be a dummy message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Mstar Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Tai Chang, Chia Sheng Peng, Shao Ping Hung, Chih Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 8515464
    Abstract: A base station adds a paging message indicator representing a position of a frame to receive a paging advertisement message and a paging subgroup indicator representing a paging subgroup to which the paging advertisement message is to be transmitted to a PGID-INFO message and transmits the PGID-INFO message to a terminal, and the terminal determines whether a paging advertising message is to be transmitted using a paging message indicator and a paging subgroup indicator of the PGID-INFO message and a position of a frame to receive a paging advertisement message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Namsuk Lee, Sook Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 8508358
    Abstract: A portable terminal includes an alarm control. A method for controlling an alarm includes determining whether an input fact to analyze an exceptional situation of an alarm operation is generated; analyzing the exceptional situation by rule using at least one fact; and when there is an alarm which is placed in the exceptional situation, cancelling the alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seok-Weon Seo, Nam-Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 8461980
    Abstract: The described system and method enable user health monitoring and alerting by providing an arm-mounted sensor wirelessly linked to a wrist-mounted transponder, although the wrist-mounted transponder may be omitted in favor of a user-carried cellular device. In either embodiment of the invention, a remote server is included to receive user health data and alerts, and to log received data and, when necessary, to alert health service providers. Health service providers may include physicians and emergency services providers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: United States Cellular Corporation
    Inventors: Narothum Saxena, Michael Irizarry, Ravideep Bhatia
  • Patent number: 8421635
    Abstract: A patient bed with a multimedia system is disclosed. A patient can access a net work through the multimedia system, and to join a net meeting to chat with other patients. The multimedia system can also provide a consolidated platform of medical information for a doctor or a nurse. An input device of the patient bed may have a touch pad, which allows the patient to control the position of patient support through finger gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventors: Wei-Ting Liu, Wei-Hua Lu, Chih-Kuei Hu
  • Patent number: 8369843
    Abstract: A method for replying to an incoming communication received by a handheld electronic device comprises detecting an incoming communication, detecting a selection of one of a number of predetermined responses to the incoming communication and, responsive to detecting a selection, providing the one of said number of predetermined responses. An improved handheld electronic device implementing the method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Vadim Fux, Denis Fedotenko
  • Patent number: 8354919
    Abstract: A system for activating and deactivating a remotely controlled vehicle starter includes a handheld mobile communication device having at least a speaker mounted therein and a wireless transmitter having at least a start switch mounted therein. A first wire connects a negative voltage supply path to the speaker circuit with a negative voltage supply path to the start switch circuit. A variable resistor is provided and has a pair of end terminals. There is a second wire having each of a first end thereof electrically connected to a positive voltage supply path to the speaker circuit and an opposed second end thereof electrically connected to one terminal end of the variable resistor. A third wire is also provided to connect an opposed end terminal of the variable resistor to a positive voltage supply path to the start switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Inventor: Jose L. Gallarzo