Code Responsive (i.e., Paging) Patents (Class 340/7.2)
  • Patent number: 11461412
    Abstract: Distributing communications to users within a network computing system may include monitoring, using a processor, communications between users exchanged within the network computing system, detecting, using the processor, a question within a first communication from a client device of a first user directed to a client device of a second user, and determining, using the processor, that the question is unanswered. Responsive to detecting an answer to the question in a second communication from a client device of a third user directed to the first user, a further communication notifying the second user of the answer to the question may be sent using a processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mustansir Banatwala, David A. Brooks, Miguel A. Estrada, Joseph A. Russo
  • Patent number: 11072075
    Abstract: A system for sensing and controlling eye contact for a robot. The system includes a robotic figure with a movable eye. The system includes a light source positioned in the robotic figure to output light through a light outlet of the eye. A light sensor is included that senses light striking surfaces in a physical space in which the robotic figure is positioned including the output light from the light source. The system includes an image processor processing output of the light sensor to identify a location of a target formed by the output light striking surfaces in the physical space and to identify a location of a face of a human. Further, the system includes a robot controller generating eye movement control signals based on the location of the target and the location of the face to position the eye to provide eye contact with the human observer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: David Loyal Christensen, Alexis P. Wieland, Lanny S. Smoot, Alfredo M. Ayala, Quinn Y. Smithwick, Kyna P. McIntosh, James R. Kennedy, Matthew K. Pan, Günter D. Niemeyer, Daniel De Jesus Campos Zamora, Sungjoon Choi
  • Patent number: 11064470
    Abstract: Distributed computing in a wireless communication system. Reports may be received from a plurality of nodes in a wireless communication system. Each respective report may include information regarding computing resources at the respective node. A notification of a request for a computing resource may be received from a first wireless user equipment device. A first node may be selected from the plurality of nodes to provide the computing resource based on the reports received from the plurality of nodes. The first node may be assigned to provide the computing resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Sassan Ahmadi
  • Patent number: 10922958
    Abstract: In response to a detected presence of an intended target appliance within a logical topography of controllable appliances identity information associated with the intended target appliance is used to automatically add to a graphical user interface of a controlling device an icon representative of the intended target appliance and to create at a Universal Control Engine a listing of communication methods for use in controlling corresponding functional operations of the intended target appliance. When the icon is later activated, the controlling device is placed into an operating state appropriate for controlling functional operations of the intended target appliance while the Universal Control Engine uses at least one of the communication methods to transmit at least one command to place the intended target appliance into a predetermined operating state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Arling, Brian Barnett
  • Patent number: 10831681
    Abstract: A display apparatus including a display that displays messages includes a message retrieval unit that retrieves messages by accessing a message management server, a display method selection unit that selects a display method for the retrieved messages in response to a count of the retrieved messages, and a display controller that performs control to display on the display the messages retrieved from the message management server in the display method selected by the display method selection unit. The display method selection unit selects a first display method that displays the retrieved messages while scrolling the retrieved messages repeatedly if the count of the retrieved messages is equal to or below a display switching threshold value, and selects a second display method that displays the retrieved messages while scrolling the retrieved messages if the count of the retrieved messages is above the display switching threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yukio Matsuda, Hiroki Munetomo
  • Patent number: 10812160
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a method and device for beam forming. In example embodiments, a plurality of signals are obtained from a plurality of receiving antennas. The plurality of signals are grouped into a first and second set of signals. An automatic gain control (AGC) is disabled for each signal in the first set of signals, and the AGC has been enabled for each signal in the second set of signals. Then, for beam forming associated with the plurality of receiving antennas, beam weights are determined by applying a first set of signal weights to the first set of signals and applying a second set of signal weights to the second set of signals. The first set of signal weights are greater than the second set of signal weights. In this way, negative effects due to the AGC processing may be mitigated in the beam forming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Ming Li, Jianfeng Wang
  • Patent number: 10749846
    Abstract: A secure content delivery or access method may include coordination among three devices such as servers—a content management server, a delivery server, and an authorization server. A request for content may originate from an authorization server application, and may involve the application obtaining two digitally signed tokens for the request. The first token may be from the authorization server, and may include a content management server identifier for the requested content. The second token may include two identifiers for the content: the first identifier being the content management server identifier, and the second being a delivery server identifier. The first and second tokens may be signed by the authorization server and content management server, respectively, and may be delivered to the delivery server for validation. Successful validation may result in the delivery server providing a content decryption key for the requested content to a device requesting the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Jonathan Moore
  • Patent number: 10721033
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a wireless communication apparatus includes controlling circuitry and transmitter circuitry. The controlling circuitry is configured to divide data into bit strings by a unit of a first number of bits; add at least one padding bit to one of the bit strings according to a difference between a number of bits of the one of the bit strings and the first number of bits, when the one of the bit strings has a number of bits less than the first number of bits; add error correction codes to the bit strings to generate encoded blocks, wherein each of the error correction codes has a second number of bits; combine the encoded blocks to generate encoded frames; and aggregate the encoded frames to generate a transmission packet. The transmitter circuitry is configured to transmit the transmission packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Kentaro Taniguchi, Toshihisa Nabetani, Ryota Sekiya
  • Patent number: 10608695
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for determining position of a receiver. The positioning system comprises a transmitter network including transmitters that broadcast positioning signals. The positioning system comprises a remote receiver that acquires and tracks the positioning signals and/or satellite signals. The satellite signals are signals of a satellite-based positioning system. A first mode of the remote receiver uses terminal-based positioning in which the remote receiver computes a position using the positioning signals and/or the satellite signals. The positioning system comprises a server coupled to the remote receiver. A second operating mode of the remote receiver comprises network-based positioning in which the server computes a position of the remote receiver from the positioning signals and/or satellite signals, where the remote receiver receives and transfers to the server the positioning signals and/or satellite signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: NetNav, LLC
    Inventors: Arun Raghupathy, Ganesh Pattabiraman, Subramanian S. Meiyappan
  • Patent number: 10592823
    Abstract: To provide a learning model construction device, abnormality detection device, abnormality detection system and server for performing abnormality detection using sound information of the surroundings of a production apparatus. A learning model construction device includes a voice acquisition unit that acquires voice data including the voice of an operator located in the vicinity of a production apparatus, via a mic; a label acquisition unit that acquires an abnormality degree related to a production line including the production apparatus as a label; and a learning unit that constructs a learning model for the abnormality degree, by performing supervised learning with a group of voice data and label as training data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenichiro Oguri
  • Patent number: 10582453
    Abstract: Systems, methods, devices, computer readable media, and other various embodiments are described for location management processes in wearable electronic devices. Performance of such devices is improved with reduced time to first fix of location operations in conjunction with low-power operations. In one embodiment, low-power circuitry manages high-speed circuitry and location circuitry to provide location assistance data from the high-speed circuitry to the low-power circuitry automatically on initiation of location fix operations as the high-speed circuitry and location circuitry are booted from low-power states. In some embodiments, the high-speed circuitry is returned to a low-power state prior to completion of a location fix and after capture of content associated with initiation of the location fix. In some embodiments, high-speed circuitry is booted after completion of a location fix to update location data associated with content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Jiang Tham, John James Robertson, Gerald Nilles, Jason Heger, Praveen Babu Vadivelu
  • Patent number: 10572396
    Abstract: A display apparatus including a display that displays messages includes a message retrieval unit that retrieves messages by accessing a message management server, a display method selection unit that selects a display method for the retrieved messages in response to a count of the retrieved messages, and a display controller that performs control to display on the display the messages retrieved from the message management server in the display method selected by the display method selection unit. The display method selection unit selects a first display method that displays the retrieved messages while scrolling the retrieved messages repeatedly if the count of the retrieved messages is equal to or below a display switching threshold value, and selects a second display method that displays the retrieved messages while scrolling the retrieved messages if the count of the retrieved messages is above the display switching threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yukio Matsuda, Hiroki Munetomo
  • Patent number: 10567068
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present invention, a method by which a terminal for supporting device to device (D2D) communication relays a D2D signal comprises the steps of: transmitting, by the terminal, a D2D signal to be relayed to a neighboring terminal; and relaying a signal transmitted by the neighboring terminal, on the basis of the information on the D2D signal, wherein the information on the D2D signal includes information on D2D power, and the information on the D2D power can be determined by considering a reception power difference between D2D signals transmitted on mutually adjacent frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Inkwon Seo, Hanbyul Seo, Seungmin Lee
  • Patent number: 10500907
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a tire pressure measurement device, an integrated circuit, a printed circuit board, a method and a computer program to receive data. The tire pressure measurement device includes a first receiver configured to receive a low frequency signal using a first low frequency input of the first receiver, and a second input configured to receive a receive signal associated with a second receiver that is different from the first receiver. The tire pressure measurement device further includes a controller configured to control the first low frequency input of the first receiver and to couple the second input to the first low frequency input of the first receiver in order for the first receiver to receive the receive signal at the first low frequency input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Franz Michael Darrer, Walter Schuchter
  • Patent number: 10341995
    Abstract: Distributed computing in a wireless communication system. Reports may be received from a plurality of nodes in a wireless communication system. Each respective report may include information regarding computing resources at the respective node. A notification of a request for a computing resource may be received from a first wireless user equipment device. A first node may be selected from the plurality of nodes to provide the computing resource based on the reports received from the plurality of nodes. The first node may be assigned to provide the computing resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Sassan Ahmadi
  • Patent number: 10334559
    Abstract: Systems and methodologies are described that facilitate employing a paging indicator channel in connection with high speed channels in a wireless communications network. A paging indicator transmission can be sent on the paging channel to one or more mobile devices. The paging indicator indicates that additional information such as a full paging messages, other control plane data or other user plane data is expected to be transmitted at a specific time instant (e.g., subframe) on the associated high speed channel. A set of parameters can be transmitted on common channels that specify a set of associated subframes in a high speed channel. Mobile devices can analyze the set of parameters to determine the associated subframes and receive the subframes in accordance with a schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Aziz Gholmieh, Francesco Grilli, Etienne François Chaponniere, Oronzo Flore
  • Patent number: 10326726
    Abstract: An alert system and method may include receiving a notification message, identifying a content of the notification message, in response to receiving the notification message, analyzing a social media activity of the user to determine that the content of the notification message is relevant to the social media activity of the user, and alerting, by the processor, the user of the notification message in accordance with a modified alert preference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Jeremy Greenberger, Zachary Greenberger
  • Patent number: 10133464
    Abstract: Techniques for receiving user feedback for an instance of content. Embodiments provide an interface that includes an interactive element through which users can provide feedback for an instance of content. Responsive to a first user interacting with the interactive element, an indication of user feedback from the first user is registered for the instance of content. Upon determining that the indication of user feedback from the first user has been registered for the instance of content, the interactive element is disabled within the interface for the first user. Embodiments monitor the instance of content to detect changes to the instance of content and, upon detecting a change to the instance of content since the first user provided the user feedback for the content, automatically and without user interaction, re-enable the interactive element for the first user such that the first user can again interact with the interactive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Pak, Adam Semeniuk, Christopher E. Adamson, Michael L. Vanloon, James C. Warnock, Charity J. Gerbrandt, Amanda D. Penner, Marc Silbey
  • Patent number: 10055791
    Abstract: Certain embodiments provide a method including determining a communication state of a trading device, the communication state based on one or more factors including a measured signal strength of a first channel, the trading device configured to utilize at least one of a first channel and a second channel to communicate. The example method includes comparing the communication state to a communication criterion. The example method includes reconfiguring, based on the comparison of the communication state to the communication criterion, the trading device from transmitting using only the first channel to transmitting using both the first channel and the second channel. The example method includes assigning a first identifier to a first trading order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Trading Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventor: William Tigard Baker
  • Patent number: 10000098
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a tire pressure measurement device, an integrated circuit, a printed circuit board, a method and a computer program to receive data. The tire pressure measurement device includes a first receiver configured to receive a low frequency signal using a first low frequency input of the first receiver, and a second input configured to receive a receive signal associated with a second receiver that is different from the first receiver. The tire pressure measurement device further includes a controller configured to control the first low frequency input of the first receiver and to couple the second input to the first low frequency input of the first receiver in order for the first receiver to receive the receive signal at the first low frequency input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Franz Michael Darrer, Walter Schuchter
  • Patent number: 9998506
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for transmitting a groupcast to support a voice paging service in a VoIP system are provided. In the method, a voice paging message is received from a voice paging transmitting terminal and one or more voice paging messages are reproduced from the received voice paging message. A group table is used to change the destination address and port of each of the reproduced voice paging messages into the IP address and port of each of one or more voice paging receiving terminals. Each of the reproduced voice paging messages is unicast on the basis of the changed IP address and port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Si-Nam Woo, Hyun-A Kim, Pyung-Bin Lim, Sang-II Choi
  • Patent number: 9990568
    Abstract: A method (100) of constructing a probabilistic graphical model (10) of a system from data that includes both normal and anomalous data includes the step of learning parameters of a structure for the probabilistic graphical model (10). The structure includes at least one latent variable (26) on which other variables (12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24) are conditional, and has a plurality of components. The method further includes the steps of: iteratively associating one or more of the plurality of components of the latent variable (26) with normal data; constructing a matrix of the associations; detecting abnormal components of the latent variable (26) based on one of a low association with the normal data or the matrix of associations; and deleting the abnormal components of the latent variable (26) from the probabilistic graphical model (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: GE AVIATION SYSTEMS LIMITED
    Inventors: Robert Edward Callan, David Stephen Hardwick
  • Patent number: 9953494
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for communicating to another user or users through skin response technology are provided. The present disclosure provides for receiving at least one message over a network by a mobile device; transmitting the received at least one message to a vibrotactile device configured to be worn on the skin of a user; converting, by the vibrotactile device, the transmitted at least one message into a predefined vibration pattern; and effecting the predefined vibration pattern onto the skin of a user by at least one actuating element of the vibrotactile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Inventor: Leigh M. Rothschild
  • Patent number: 9843988
    Abstract: A method for determining whether to attempt to attach to a network by a machine type communication (MTC) device is described. A triggering event is detected. A radio frame is received from a base station. The radio frame includes a current access class of the base station. The radio frame is the first radio frame to include the current access class after the triggering event. It is determined if the MTC device has access privileges to the base station. It is then decided whether to attempt to attach to a network based on if the MTC device has access privileges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kenneth James Park
  • Patent number: 9794410
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products route communications according to schedules. When an incoming communication is detected, a schedule is retrieved that is associated with a recipient's address. A time associated with the communication is compared to entries in the schedule. If a match is determined, then an alternate destination may be chosen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Diane Brown Turcan, David L. Wellons
  • Patent number: 9762338
    Abstract: Systems for aiding emergency responders are described. An exemplary system may include a primary device and a secondary device. The primary device may be configured to provide audio communication between the primary device and one or more of the plurality of secondary devices along a wireless communication path. The primary device may be configured to compress audio communication for transmission over a low bitrate band. The plurality of secondary devices may be configured as a network where each of the devices is configured to communicate with at least two other secondary devices. The secondary devices may also be configured to receive audio communication from the primary device and automatically transmit the received audio communication to one or more other of the secondary devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: Allan Richard Bly, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9715494
    Abstract: A message being constructed for posting on a messaging platform is analyzed to extract a set of message characteristics. A past period is computed for a channel on the messaging platform. A set of channel characteristics is extracted from a past period data posted in the channel during the past period. When a threshold degree of match exists between the set of message characteristics and the set of channel characteristics, a characteristic is determined that is different in the message characteristics and the channel characteristics, and which is desirable in the channel. A recommendation is constructed to include (i) a channel identifier of the channel to suggest posting the message in the channel, and (ii) a change to the message according to the corresponding characteristic in the set of channel characteristics, wherein the change to the message increases a degree of acceptability of the message in the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Frank J. Budinsky, Briana Frank, Anish Ramasekar, Lin Sun, David C. Tropeano
  • Patent number: 9716532
    Abstract: User convenience is reduced if vibration of a power receiver is inhibited when the power receiver is receiving power through a cable or when the power transmitting region is large and vibration of the power receiver does not cause the power receiver to deviate from a power transmitting region of a power transmitter. It is desired to selectively inhibit the vibration of the power receiver during power reception, depending on the power reception status. The power receiver includes a vibrating unit, and includes a power receiving unit configured to receive power, an identifying unit configured to identify a power reception technique used in the power receiving unit when the power receiving unit receives the power, and an inhibiting unit configured to inhibit the vibrating unit from vibrating in accordance with the identification by the identifying unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9705797
    Abstract: In a network including a plurality of nodes, a node transmits data to another node, receives data from another node, and stores a communication history between a plurality of other nodes and the node itself. When an acknowledge response to data transmitted to a first node among the plurality of other nodes is not received, the node generates a duplicate data of the transmitted data. When a duplication report indicating detection of duplicate data transmitted to a second node among the plurality of other nodes has been received from one of the plurality of other nodes, the node refers to the communication history, and identifies the first node as a cause of generation of the duplicate data. Thereafter, the node generates a check request that include a communication history between the first node and the node itself and that requests the first node to check the communication history.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Jun Ibuki
  • Patent number: 9689750
    Abstract: The temperature sensor includes a voltage generator and a temperature code generator. The voltage generator includes a first temperature element having a first resistance value and a second temperature element having a second resistance value and utilizes the first and second temperature elements to generate a temperature voltage signal having a voltage level that varies according to a variation in temperature. The voltage generator generates a reference voltage signal having a substantially constant voltage level regardless of the variation in temperature. The temperature code generator compares a voltage level of the temperature voltage signal with a voltage level of the reference voltage signal to generate a plurality of temperature code signals including information on the variation in temperature based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventors: Sang Ah Hyun, Hee Joon Lim
  • Patent number: 9680752
    Abstract: In a network including a plurality of nodes, a node transmits data to another node, receives data from another node, and stores a communication history between a plurality of other nodes and the node itself. When an acknowledge response to data transmitted to a first node among the plurality of other nodes is not received, the node generates a duplicate data of the transmitted data. When a duplication report indicating detection of duplicate data transmitted to a second node among the plurality of other nodes has been received from one of the plurality of other nodes, the node refers to the communication history, and identifies the first node as a cause of generation of the duplicate data. Thereafter, the node generates a check request that include a communication history between the first node and the node itself and that requests the first node to check the communication history.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Jun Ibuki
  • Patent number: 9648090
    Abstract: A dynamic medical object information base (DMOIB) is used with a communication protocol. A medical object information base (MOIB) may generally define rules of creation and modification of data defined for use in medical products. A dynamic version of the MOIB adapts to changing data classifications. DMOIB is preferably compatible with non-dynamic MOIB systems. DMOIB preferably reduces code space and simplifies management of software projects. DMOIB may allow for an entirely dynamic system using a discovery/negotiation process for determining full features of a device. DMOIB may also allow for generation of a dynamic interface to handle data from devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: James J. DelloStritto, Chad E. Craw, Song Y. Chung, Ronald J. Blaszak, Frank LoMascolo
  • Patent number: 9602419
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for reducing bandwidth usage in TDM CES systems conveying analog data, such as voice data. A transmitting router receiving TDM frames for packetization monitors the digitized analog data in the TDM frames. If the analog data has not changed beyond a configured threshold for a configured length of time, the transmitting router signals the receiving router at the far end of a TDM Pseudowire that no packets for the TDM Pseudowire will be sent. The transmitting router does not send any packets over the TDM Pseudowire, not even packets with empty payloads. The receiving router a receiving such a signal starts to generate its own packets for placing in its jitter buffer. Valid data already within the jitter buffer is played out to the access port, but once this runs out dummy packets placed in the jitter buffer by the receiving router are played out. In this way the jitter buffer maintains its fill level even when no packets are being sent across the TDM Pseudowire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Kin Yee Wong, Chad V. McCarthy
  • Patent number: 9471531
    Abstract: A method of and a system for synchronizing isochronous audio data frames provided by a USB interface to a clock of a wireless RF communication device is provided. The USB interface and the wireless RF communication device are connected via an I2S link, the method comprising receiving the isochronous audio data frames and the wireless RF communication device clock in a streaming controller, phase locking the isochronous audio data frames to a USB interface clock, counting start-of-frame pulses of the phase locked isochronous audio data frames, comparing the counted start-of-frame pulses with the wireless RF communication device clock to determine a difference signal, the difference signal triggering a synchronization event code when a threshold difference has been reached, rate matching the isochronous audio data frames to the wireless RF communication device clock upon receiving the synchronization event code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: GN Netcom A/S
    Inventor: Rene Elbæk Jensen
  • Patent number: 9474035
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a base station transmitter, a user equipment transmitter and methods of operating the base station and user equipment transmitters. In one embodiment, the base station transmitter is for use with a cellular communication system and includes a synchronization unit configured to provide a randomly-generated constant amplitude zero autocorrelation (random-CAZAC) sequence corresponding to a downlink synchronization signal. Additionally, the base station transmitter also includes a transmit unit configured to transmit the downlink synchronization signal using the random-CAZAC sequence. In another embodiment, the user equipment transmitter is for use with a cellular communication system and includes a reference signal unit configured to provide a random-CAZAC sequence for an uplink reference signal corresponding to a one resource block allocation of the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Anand G. Dabak, Eko N. Onggosanusi, Aris Papasakellariou
  • Patent number: 9456087
    Abstract: A telecommunication and multimedia management apparatus and method that supports voice and other media communications and that enables users to: (i) participate in multiple conversation modes, including live phone calls, conference calls, instant voice messaging or tactical communications; (ii) review the messages of conversations in either a live mode or a time-shifted mode and to seamlessly transition back and forth between the two modes; (iii) participate in multiple conversations either concurrently or simultaneously; (iv) archive the messages of conversations for later review or processing; and (v) persistently store media either created or received on the communication devices of users. The latter feature enables users to generate or review media when either disconnected from the network or network conditions are poor and to optimize the delivery of media over the network based on network conditions and the intention of the users participating in conversations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Voxer IP LLC
    Inventors: Thomas E. Katis, James T. Panttaja, Mary G. Panttaja, Matthew J. Ranney
  • Patent number: 9363376
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products route communications according to schedules. When an incoming communication is detected, a schedule is retrieved that is associated with a recipient's address. A time associated with the communication is compared to entries in the schedule. If a match is determined, then an alternate destination may be chosen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Diane Brown Turcan, David L. Wellons
  • Patent number: 9319369
    Abstract: A computing system is described that receives, at a particular time, notification data, the notification data indicating a threshold amount of time for which the computing system is to delay outputting an alert based on the notification data. The computing system initiates, based on the threshold amount of time, a deferred output of the alert based on the notification data. Responsive to determining that the threshold amount of time has elapsed since the particular time, the computing system outputs the alert based on the notification data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Faaborg, Austin Robison
  • Patent number: 9270307
    Abstract: A method (300) and apparatus (200) are provided for operating a portable pager. The method and apparatus eliminate channel noise between paging tones and voice messages. Channel noise is squelched between paging tones and voice messages using a delayed N timer, thereby allowing the speaker to remain on. Paging tones are received and played at the speaker during a signaling squelch mode of operation. The detection of the paging tones and subsequent drop in carrier signal, initiates a timer during which channel noise is squelched during a carrier squelch mode of operation. The timer is delayed (delay N timer) so as to expire only after the carrier frequency is re-established. Once the carrier signal is re-established followed by the delayed timer expiration, the carrier squelch is removed. The speaker remains on during both signaling squelch and carrier squelch. Hence, paging tones are heard, channel noise is silenced, and then voice messages are played.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Fazal Baloch, Matthew D. Busa, Steven J. Engel, Russell R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9230538
    Abstract: A voice recognition device includes a vehicle state detecting unit for detecting a vehicle state of a vehicle having the voice recognition device mounted thereon, and an acoustic data matching unit for matching an acoustic feature value converted by a sound analyzing unit with a recognition dictionary stored in a recognition dictionary storage unit to recognize a voice input to a microphone. The device also includes a recognition parameter setting unit for setting a recognition parameter at the time when the voice input to the microphone is recognized, and a control unit for instructing the recognition parameter setting unit to change the recognition parameter when the vehicle state detected by the vehicle state detecting unit satisfies a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuzo Maruta
  • Patent number: 9170981
    Abstract: A method of and a system for synchronizing isochronous audio data frames provided by a USB interface to a clock of a wireless RF communication device is provided. The USB interface and the wireless RF communication device are connected via an I2S link, the method comprising receiving the isochronous audio data frames and the wireless RF communication device clock in a streaming controller, phase locking the isochronous audio data frames to a USB interface clock, counting start-of-frame pulses of the phase locked isochronous audio data frames, comparing the counted start-of-frame pulses with the wireless RF communication device clock to determine a difference signal, the difference signal triggering a synchronization event code when a threshold difference has been reached, rate matching the isochronous audio data frames to the wireless RF communication device clock upon receiving the synchronization event code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: GN Netcom A/S
    Inventor: Rene Elbæk Jensen
  • Patent number: 9112998
    Abstract: Methods, media, and network devices are provided for detecting errors in caller identifier records. A caller name provider is identified for a terminating endpoint that is a recipient of a communication from a transmitting device. The caller name provider receives queries for caller identifier information that will be transmitted to the terminating endpoint. The caller name provider returns records having the caller identifiers in response to the queries. When the records contain an error, the caller name providers receive update requests from a calling party of the transmitting device. The update requests include changes to the records that correct the errors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Mark Douglas Peden, Gary Duane Koller, Raymond Emilio Reeves, Simon Youngs
  • Patent number: 9007212
    Abstract: The “RFID Paging Infrastructure” uses RFID technology to provide a low-cost localized message paging system. When a stationary RFID transceiver detects a programmable RFID tag, the transceiver reads an identifier from the RFID tag. The RFID transceiver causes a computer to determine whether a message stored in a database is intended for the RFID tag, and responsive to a determination that a message is intended for the RFID tag, the RFID transceiver transmits the message to the RFID tag. The message is saved in a memory on the programmable RFID tag. The message in the memory on the RFID tag can be read with a hand-held display device or the RFID tag can be coupled with an integrated display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Erick S. Amador, Rick A. Hamilton, II, Philip K. Mullins, Clifford A. Pickover
  • 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: 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: 8648712
    Abstract: An electronic alert apparatus comprises a radio frequency receiver configured to receive and identify an emergency message preamble that indicates an impending transmission of an emergency message sent at a first data rate and an emergency message addressed to a shared device address sent at a second data rate. The electronic alert apparatus also includes a processor operatively connected to the radio frequency receiver and configured to decode the encoded emergency message. A memory is operatively connected to the processor and configured to store the decoded emergency message. A display is operatively connected to the controller and configured to present the decoded emergency message. A power source is configured to supply electrical power to the processor, and a housing is configured to at least partially enclose the processor, the memory, and the power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventors: J. Roy Pottle, John F. Nagel, Myron D. Anduri, Dave Anderson, Sangsoo Kim, Jaeyoun Shin, Jinkyu An, You Seung Soh
  • Patent number: 8635282
    Abstract: A system and method for scheduling, and reminding people receiving care (PRC) about upcoming events uses a remote computer-based interface that allows a Caregiver at a remote location to schedule the events for the PRC. The PRC has in their residence (or other location) a device that prompts the PRC, by an audio and/or video prompt, so as to “nudge” the PRC, asking whether they intend to participate in a pre-scheduled event. A man-machine interface, such as a two input keypad containing one button labeled “yes” and another button labeled “no”, the remote Caregiver is able to monitor the responses of the electronic “nudges” offered by the system to the PRC. In turn, the device used by the remote Caregiver accumulates the responses and creates a history of the level of activity the person has indicated in which they wish to participate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberco, Inc.
    Inventors: Kimberley Price Berisford, Audrey Elizabeth Berisford, Carl Henry Krienen, Jr., Arthur Brown Bradsher, Christopher Michael Bradsher
  • Patent number: 8614627
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system and method for controlling the output level of an enunciator on a portable electronic device. In one embodiment, this is provided a portable electronic device, comprising: a microprocessor; an enunciator connected to the microprocessor configured to provide an enunciation in response to enunciation events, the enunciator having at least a first enunciation setting and a second enunciation setting; a sensor; a monitoring circuit connected to the sensor for providing a trigger signal in response to a notable movement of the portable electronic device; and an enunciator management module to: activate the enunciator at the first enunciation setting in response to an enunciation event; adjust the output of the enunciator to the second enunciation setting in response to a first trigger signal from the monitoring circuit; and re-activate the enunciator at the second enunciation setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Kevin Howard Orr
  • Patent number: 8604909
    Abstract: Methods and systems for determining a location and an identity of a portable device are provided. The system includes apparatus for transmitting timing synchronization information, a plurality of stationary ultrasonic base stations and a plurality of portable devices. Each ultrasonic base station is configured to receive the timing synchronization information and to transmit a corresponding ultrasonic location code in a time period based on the received timing synchronization information. Each portable device is configured to: 1) receive the timing synchronization information, 2) detect the ultrasonic location codes from the ultrasonic base stations and 3) transmit an output signal including a portable device ID representative of the portable device and the detected ultrasonic location code. Each portable device is synchronized to detect the ultrasonic location code in the time period based on the received timing synchronization information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Centrak, Inc.
    Inventors: Israel Amir, Karuppiah Annamalai
  • Patent number: RE45061
    Abstract: Communication between a remote locator and a transponder is used to determine the relative position of the transponder. The transponder and locator each include a transmitter and a receiver. The locator transmits an inquiry in the form of a relatively powerful cyclically encoded signal with repetitive elements, uniquely associated with a target transponder. Periodically, each transponder correlates its coded ID against a possible inquiry signal, determining frequency, phase and framing in the process. Upon a match, the transponder transmits a synthesized response coherent with the received signal. The locator integrates multiple cyclical response elements, allowing low-power transmissions from the transponder. The locator correlates the integrated response, determines round-trip Doppler shift, time-of-flight, and then computes the distance and angle to the transponder. The transponder can be wearable, bionically implanted, or attached to, or embedded in, some object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Santa Monica Semiconductor, LLC
    Inventor: Lawrence J. Karr