Terminal Connected To Other Network Patents (Class 340/7.29)
  • Patent number: 11419090
    Abstract: Techniques for supporting positioning for a terminal (sometimes referred to herein as a target device) in a wireless network are described. In an aspect, positioning for a target device includes receiving a Request Location Information message, for a server, that includes a first information element and a second information element, wherein the first information element includes at least one field that is common to multiple positioning methods and wherein the at least one field comprises a quality-of-service (QoS), an indication of whether periodic location information is requested, an indication of whether triggered location information is requested, or any combination thereof, wherein the second information element includes at least one field that is specific to a first positioning method, and performing positioning in response to the Request Location Information message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen William Edge, Nathan Tenny, Sven Fischer
  • Patent number: 11342077
    Abstract: A medical information processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes: a display controlling unit configured to display, in a time series, events of diagnosis and treatment actions performed on a subject during a designated display period; a tallying unit configured to tally, as an index value, numerical values either extracted or calculated on the basis of information about the events, for each of tally units obtained by dividing the display period into sections arranged in a time series; and a calculating unit configured to calculate a piece of context information relatively indicating one selected from between the diagnosis and treatment actions and a state of the subject in each of the tally units, by comparing the index values tallied for the tally units with one another, and to further display the pieces of context information so as to be kept in association with the events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazumasa Noro, Yusuke Kano, Kazuki Utsunomiya, Longxun Piao
  • Patent number: 11188710
    Abstract: Inline content item editor commands are provided. An implementation allows a user to initiate various functions related to a content item being edited by entering a command expression inline with the content of the content item being edited. The manner of editor function initiation saves the user time and effort and reduces cognitive burden on the user because it does not require the user to change input modes (e.g., from keyboard to mouse) or change input areas (e.g., from a content item editing area to a distant toolbar or context menu) in order to initiate the function and, if applicable, provide parameters to the function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Lee, Shuaihang Wang
  • Patent number: 11049207
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for an early fraud detection system. One of the methods includes generating a tracker for a personal communication with a user. The method includes transmitting the personal communication to the user. The method also includes receiving a request identifying the tracker, wherein the request originates from an address. In addition, the method includes detecting a potential security breach based on the address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Duane E. Weldon, Neil Allen Dobbs, Michael Funderburk
  • Patent number: 10893013
    Abstract: Notifying a recipient of an electronic message that the message was produced via a voice-to-text engine can include accessing text data produced by the voice-to-text engine; adding at least one symbol to the text data to form the electronic message; and providing the electronic message to a messaging engine that sends the electronic message to the recipient, who is notified by the at least one symbol that the electronic message was produced via the voice-to-text engine. The at least one symbol can be added to at least one of the head of the text data, the tail of the text data, and a position within the text data. A symbol can be any combination of ASCII, GSM 03.38, Unicode, and HTTP encoding symbols. A messaging engine can send electronic messages as SMS, MMS, or E-Mail messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventor: James Peter Morrissette
  • Patent number: 10667766
    Abstract: Handheld patient-monitoring device is provided that includes a touchscreen having a display area. The touchscreen is configured to present a first chart section in the display area of the touchscreen. The device is also configured to detect an input gesture on the touchscreen that is indicative of a swipe along the touchscreen. The device is also configured to replace, in response to detecting the input gesture, the first chart section with a second chart section such that the second chart section is presented in the display area and the first chart section is not presented in the display area. The second chart section has at least one parameter region that displays information relating to a respective patient parameter. Replacement of the first chart section with the second chart section is visually indicated to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Milvi Kristiina Soosalu, Virpi Kristiina Lahdenmaki
  • Patent number: 10572571
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices can efficiently manage the displaying of text on a screen of a computing device. For example, a client application can provide a data object for a particular style window on the screen. The data object can include a data item, comprising text data, one or more units specifying one or more portions of the text data to be displayed in the style window, and an identifier corresponding to a particular display function to be used in displaying the text data. The display function can be invoked to determine a potential text string to display based on the text data, the one or more units, and one or more rules corresponding to the particular display function. Additional text strings can be generated to obtain a text string that is shorter than or equal to a maximum length for the data item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Eliza C. Block, David A. Schimon, Eric Lance Wilson, Paul W. Salzman, Aurelio Guzman, Christopher Wilson
  • Patent number: 10404636
    Abstract: Implementations relate to embedded programs and interfaces for chat conversations. In some implementations, a method includes initiating an embedded application in association with a chat interface displayed by a messaging application that executes at least in part on a first user device. The chat interface displays messages originating from other user devices participating in a chat conversation over a network and associated with chat users. An indication is received over the network that one or more particular devices of the other user devices have connected to an embedded session associated with the embedded application. In response, chat identities associated with particular users of the particular user devices are provided from the messaging application to the embedded application. The particular users are designated as member users of the embedded session, and the embedded application is updated based on data received from particular user devices of the embedded session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Adam Rodriguez, Rendong Chen, Florbela Lei, Thomas Horn, Masumi Matsumoto, Bin Zhu, Yohan Launay, Dillon Goeij, Xiaowen Karen Zhang, Tze Wei Ian Leow, Chen-Ting Chuang
  • Patent number: 10320731
    Abstract: A system and method includes a network interface device to receive and retransmit electronic messages between a first user and a second user, an electronic data storage configured to store database entries related to electronic messages as received and retransmitted by the network interface device, at least some of the database entries including a latest message in thread flag identifying a latest electronic message in a thread of multiple electronic messages, and a processor. The processor may create a database entry corresponding to a first electronic message, the database entry including the latest message in thread flag indicating that the first electronic message is a latest electronic message of a thread, and change a status of a latest message in thread flag of a database entry corresponding to a second electronic message of the thread to indicate that the second electronic message is not a latest message in the thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Xiaobin Lu, Elaine Chien
  • Patent number: 10284715
    Abstract: A service that determines what event has occurred and provide a list of actions that the service can be performed in order to help the user through a hectic time period is disclosed. In one example, one or more modules can identify one or more events and transmitting an indication of the at least one event to a mobile device. Then, one or more modules can receive an indication that a mobile device has selected at least one of the at least one event, and determine at least one action to perform, wherein the at least one action can be associated with the at least one selected event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventor: Venson M. Shaw
  • Patent number: 10268489
    Abstract: A computer receives a plurality of warning messages. The computer determines that a first warning message of the plurality of warning messages was not previously displayed based on determining the first warning message does not match a warning message contained in a previous warning message list. The computer displays the first warning message without an active User Interface (UI) object based on determining that the first warning message was not previously displayed. The computer presents an active UI object after a delay time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tohru Hasegawa, Yuhko Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10172222
    Abstract: A method and system for automatically determining a utility light malfunction is provided. The method includes receiving, from a first hardware device, luminance data specifying current luminance levels associated with utility light apparatuses. Location data specifying a geographical location for each utility light apparatus is retrieved and the luminance data and location data are analyzed with respect to historical luminance data and historical location data associated with the utility light apparatuses. The analysis results in determining that a group of utility light apparatuses include first current luminance levels differing from previous luminance levels of the group. A list and associated map specifying a group of geographical locations associated with the group is generated. A control signal enabling control of a vehicle is transmitted to the vehicle and associated video data is retrieved via the vehicle during travel in accordance with the map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gopal K. Bhageria, Vijay Ekambaram, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10158590
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method (and non-transitory media) are provided, comprising at least a portion of an instant messaging application that is configured to cooperate with an apparatus, the instant messaging application, when executed, configured to cause a device to: display an instant messaging interface including: a text entry user interface element for receiving entered text, a plurality of user interface elements for generating attachment requests that are valid according to a criterion schema defining at least one of a format or a vocabulary, the plurality of user interface elements including: a first menu item with corresponding first text, and a second menu item with corresponding second text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Gummarus LLC
    Inventor: Robert Paul Morris
  • Patent number: 10091310
    Abstract: A method and system are disclosed that collect data from various devices, such as sensors, to a mobile device traveling in proximity to such devices. The mobile device may travel with a user who is traveling a regular-scheduled route. The devices may output a signal at a low frequency to preserve battery power. The mobile device may form an ad hoc connection with the devices using Bluetooth Low Energy, for example, and retrieve the data while the mobile device is in proximity to each of the devices. In this manner, the devices do not need to transmit data over long ranges or at a high speed, thereby preserving batter power for the devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Victor D. Chan
  • Patent number: 10057217
    Abstract: A system and method for transmitting data using a data transfer protocol, including receiving, at the first device, a request from the second device, the request containing a transformed identifier, determining an original identifier associated with the transformed identifier, retrieving a response object associated with the original identifier, the response object including one or more identifiers, transforming the response object by transforming each identifier contained in the response object, and sending the transformed response object to the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Hendrik Lock, Iouri Loukachev, Wolfgang Janzen, Alexey Arseniev
  • Patent number: 9998410
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method (and non-transitory media) are provided, comprising at least a portion of an instant messaging application that is configured to cooperate with an apparatus, the instant messaging application, when executed, configured to cause a device to: display an instant messaging interface including: a text entry user interface element for receiving entered text, a plurality of user interface elements for generating attachment requests that are valid according to a criterion schema defining at least one of a format or a vocabulary, the plurality of user interface elements including: a first button with corresponding first text, and a second button with corresponding second text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Sitting Man, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Paul Morris
  • Patent number: 9867161
    Abstract: Techniques for supporting positioning for terminals in a wireless network are described. In an aspect, positioning may be supported by a location server that can reside in different entities. In one design, the location server may obtain positioning information (e.g., measurements) for a target device via a common positioning protocol. The location server may use the common positioning protocol regardless of where it resides and may communicate with other entities via this protocol. The location server may determine location information (e.g., a location estimate) for the target device based on the positioning information. In another aspect, positioning may be supported by transporting multiple positioning messages together. In yet another aspect, positioning may be supported by transporting a positioning message containing multiple parts defined by different organizations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen W. Edge, Nathan E. Tenny, Sven Fischer
  • Patent number: 9785618
    Abstract: A method, system, and/or computer program product manages electronic mail (e-mail). An e-mail Graphical User Interface (GUI) depicting photos of e-mail users is generated, such that the photos in the e-mail GUI depict e-mail users, and wherein the e-mail GUI is displayed to a system user. A visual cue is appended to at least one photo in the e-mail GUI, wherein the visual cue describes how many e-mails between a photo-depicted e-mail user and the system are unread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Masaya Fujita, Gautam Majumdar, James Moffitt, Michael Q. Wang, Fumiyoshi Yamada
  • Patent number: 9749394
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for delivering information as alerts. Alerts may be sent to one or more destinations at one or more times, with possible destinations including, e.g., one or more dedicated software clients, portable wireless devices, and/or email accounts, among many other possibilities. The sender may receive confirmation of, and/or may keep persistent records of, among several possibilities, transmission of one or more of the alerts, receipt of one or more of the alerts by devices at their respective destinations, and/or presentation of the alert to the intended recipient. According to an embodiment of the invention, an alert may be used to delivery medical information, which may include an urgent result of a medical test that has been performed on a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: QUEST DIAGNOSTICS INVESTMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kamal Syal, David Evans
  • Patent number: 9594639
    Abstract: A method begins by a processing module of a dispersed storage network (DSN) ascertaining a decode threshold value for dispersed storage error encoding data for storage in storage units of the DSN. The method continues with the processing module determining a total width value for the dispersed storage error encoding based on the decode threshold value, a number of selected sites within the DSN, and a number of selected storage units of the selected sites. The method continues with the processing module determining logical storage slots within the selected storage units based on the total width value, the number of selected, and the number of selected storage units. The method continues with the processing module writing a set of encoded data slices to a total width value of the logical storage slots within at least some of the selected storage units of the selected sites based on a slice-to-slot mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ravi Khadiwala, Wesley Leggette, Andrew Baptist, Greg Dhuse, Ilya Volvovski, Jason K. Resch, Manish Motwani
  • Patent number: 9571302
    Abstract: An approach for providing presence-based communication over a cellular network for a dwelling is described. A notification message is received over a wireless network to a mobile device associated with a user, wherein the notification message indicates generation of a presence indication signal by a device within a premise of the user. A registration status of the mobile device with the notification service is determined. The notification message is forwarded to the mobile device based on the registration status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventor: Louise P. Scannell
  • Patent number: 9542448
    Abstract: The technology relates to techniques for the attachment of priorities and/or reaction time limits to various entities of a system such as, for example, events, event types, queries, etc. The system's processing may be tailored behavior to match these boundary conditions while at the same time increasing (and sometimes even maximizing) the rate of events processed. Advantageously, the system may be made to adapt its behavior to the current situation, which is changeable and may even be changing quite frequently, e.g., as in connection with a potentially rapidly changing stream. Users may, for example, specify policies to control this adaptation and, thus, events (including events of special interest) may be handled appropriately, even in response to changing conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: SOFTWARE AG
    Inventor: Harald Schöning
  • Patent number: 9497193
    Abstract: There is provided a remote operation system, a relay device, a communication device, and a remote operation method which are capable of executing collective remote operations. The remote operation system includes communication devices, an external device that specifies at least one communication device as a target of a remote operation among the communication devices, and accepts an input of a remote operation content to be executed for the specified communication device, and a relay unit for relaying communication between the specified communication devices and the external device. The relay unit includes a storage unit for storing the remote operation content accepted by the external device, and a notification unit for notifying the specified communication device of the remote operation content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kaoru Uchida
  • Patent number: 9435656
    Abstract: Provided herein is a method, apparatus and computer program product for the collaborative presentation of information relating to a travel route. In particular, the method may include providing for display of primary information on a display of a first device, providing for display of ancillary of information on a display of a second device, receiving location information at the first device, and updating the ancillary information provided for display on the display of the second device in response to receiving the location information at the first device. The primary information may include route-guidance information for a route. The ancillary information may include information associated with the route. The ancillary information may include additional information relative to the primary information. The ancillary information may include point-of-interest information along the route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Karoline Cerny, Karen Janssen, Elena Rovati
  • Patent number: 9417759
    Abstract: A system for synchronizing data across multiple browser tabs or windows includes a synchronization module and shared synchronization storage. The shared synchronization storage is local storage of the browser and is utilized by a plurality of browser windows, a plurality of tabs or a browser window and tab. The shared synchronization storage is used to store information about notifications and a timestamp as to when that information was retrieved from the notification server. The synchronization module is responsive to requests for updates from the notification client module. The synchronization module accesses the shared synchronization storage to determine whether notification information stored there is current and if so provides that notification information from the shared synchronization storage to the notification client module. If notification information stored locally is not current, the synchronization module cooperates with the notification server to retrieve current notification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Balaji Srinivasan, Sandeep Kumar Reddy Mopuru, Ivan Shing Yau Lee
  • Patent number: 9172665
    Abstract: A system for minimizing the time required to initiate and terminate an instant messaging session. An initial message in an instant messaging session is checked to determine whether it has any significant content. If the received initial message has insignificant content, then a non-intrusive notification is provided to the user, without changing the current focus in the user interface. A pre-composed response message may also be automatically transmitted to the initiating user, requesting that a more significant message be sent. When an initial message in an instant messaging session is received that is determined to have significant content, the user is promptly notified in a different manner, which may be intrusive such that the current focus of the user interface is changed to a new window or the like containing the newly initiated instant messaging session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Niklas Heidloff, Michael R. O'Brien, Shruti Kumar
  • Patent number: 9094805
    Abstract: A method for performing a service for a mobile device is provided. The method comprises: receiving a request from the mobile device for a service that is not natively supported by the mobile device; determining one or more resources needed to fulfill the request; and performing the service associated with the request using the one or more resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: Stephane H. Maes
  • Patent number: 8872624
    Abstract: A programmable communicator device is disclosed having a wireless communications circuit, including an antenna, configured to receive a transmission, and an identity module having a unique identifier. The programmable communicator further includes a processing module including program code configured to determine if the transmission is from an authenticated caller by determining whether a received transmission contains the unique identifier, and memory configured to store telephone numbers or IP addresses received in transmissions from an authenticated caller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: M2M Solutions LLC
    Inventor: Eveline Wesby-van Swaay
  • Patent number: 8866589
    Abstract: A programmable communicator device is disclosed having a wireless communications circuit, including an antenna, configured to receive a transmission, and an identity module having a unique identifier. The programmable communicator further includes a processing module including program code configured to determine if the transmission is from an authenticated caller by determining whether a received transmission contains the unique identifier, and memory configured to store telephone numbers or IP addresses received in transmissions from an authenticated caller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: M2M Solutions LLC
    Inventor: Eveline Wesby-van Swaay
  • Patent number: 8656048
    Abstract: A system and method for data communication connecting on-line networks with on-line and off-line computers. The present system provides for broadcast of up to the minute notification centric information thereby providing an instant call to action for users who are provided with the ability to instantaneously retrieve further detailed information. The notification centric portions of information is wirelessly broadcast to wireless receiving devices which are attached to computing devices. Upon receipt of the information at the personal computer, the user is notified through different multimedia alerts that there is an incoming message. Wirelessly broadcasted URL's, associated with the data, are embedded in data packets and provide an automated wired or wireless connection back to the information source for obtaining detailed data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: SimpleAir, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Payne, Tim Von Kaenel, Jeffrey Wang, Jeffrey Odell, David Starr, Jason Katz
  • Patent number: 8639838
    Abstract: A system and method for data communication connecting on-line networks with on-line and off-line computers. The present system provides for broadcast of up to the minute notification centric information thereby providing an instant call to action for users who are provided with the ability to instantaneously retrieve further detailed information. The notification centric portions of information is wirelessly broadcast to wireless receiving devices which are attached to computing devices. Upon receipt of the information at the personal computer, the user is notified through different multimedia alerts that there is an incoming message. Wirelessly broadcasted URL's, associated with the data, are embedded in data packets and provide an automated wired or wireless connection back to the information source for obtaining detailed data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: SimpleAir, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Payne, Tim Von Kaenel, Jeffrey Wang, Jeffrey Odell, David Starr, Jason Katz
  • Patent number: 8634521
    Abstract: Call specific information input by a user and user information pre-stored in a database are mapped to a voice response unit (VRU) map associated with a targeted VRU. A call with the targeted VRU is initiated and the targeted VRU is navigated to an option associated with a user goal input by the user. The VRU map is displayed and progress of the navigation of the targeted VRU is displayed to the user during the call on the displayed VRU map as the VRU is navigated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Travis M. Grigsby, Frank L. Jania, Steven M. Miller, Lisa A. Seacat
  • Patent number: 8633800
    Abstract: A method of controlling access to a movable container, the method comprising controllably locking the container using an electronically actuated locking mechanism; storing in a memory a desired geographical location; determining the geographical location of the container; and enabling the locking mechanism to unlock the container if the determined geographical location matches the desired geographical location. Apparatus, including secure cargo transportation systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Round Rock Research, LLC
    Inventor: Benjamin G. Bates
  • Patent number: 8633802
    Abstract: A programmable communicator device is disclosed having a wireless communications circuit, including an antenna, configured to receive a transmission, and an identity module having a unique identifier. The programmable communicator further includes a processing module including program code configured to determine if the transmission is from an authenticated caller by determining whether a received transmission contains the unique identifier, and memory configured to store telephone numbers or IP addresses received in transmissions from an authenticated caller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: M2M Solutions LLC
    Inventor: Eveline Wesby-van Swaay
  • Patent number: 8601154
    Abstract: A system and method for data communication connecting on-line networks with on-line and off-line computers. The present system provides for broadcast of up to the minute notification centric information thereby providing an instant call to action for users who are provided with the ability to instantaneously retrieve further detailed information. The notification centric portions of information is wirelessly broadcast to wireless receiving devices which are attached to computing devices. Upon receipt of the information at the personal computer, the user is notified through different multimedia alerts that there is an incoming message. Wirelessly broadcasted URL's, associated with the data, are embedded in data packets and provide an automated wired or wireless connection back to the information source for obtaining detailed data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: SimpleAir, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Payne, Tim Von Kaenel, Jeffrey Wang, Jeffrey Odell, David Starr, Jason Katz
  • Patent number: 8572279
    Abstract: A system and method for data communication connecting on-line networks with on-line and off-line computers. The present system provides for broadcast of up to the minute notification centric information thereby providing an instant call to action for users who are provided with the ability to instantaneously retrieve further detailed information. The notification centric portions of information is wirelessly broadcast to wireless receiving devices which are attached to computing devices. Upon receipt of the information at the personal computer, the user is notified through different multimedia alerts that there is an incoming message. Wirelessly broadcasted URL's, associated with the data, are embedded in data packets and provide an automated wired or wireless connection back to the information source for obtaining detailed data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: SimpleAir, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Payne, Tim Von Kaenel, Jeffrey Wang, Jeffrey Odell, David Starr, Jason Katz
  • Patent number: 8542111
    Abstract: A programmable communicator device is disclosed having a wireless communications circuit, including an antenna, configured to receive a transmission, and an identity module having a unique identifier. The programmable communicator further includes a processing module including program code configured to determine if the transmission is from an authenticated caller by determining whether a received transmission contains the unique identifier, and memory configured to store telephone numbers or IP addresses received in transmissions from an authenticated caller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: M2M Solutions LLC
    Inventor: Eveline Wesby-van Swaay
  • Patent number: 8521154
    Abstract: A portable communications device (PCD) is coupled to a first network by way of a second network. The PCD is normally in radio communication with the first network, and is coupled to the first network by way of the second network when the PCD is out of radio communication with the first network. In particular, the PCD is coupled to the second network, and is caused to leave a first network mode and enter a second network mode. A network connection is established with the first network by way of the second network, and communication with the first network is entered into by way of the second network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Greg Griffith, Charles M. Link, II
  • Patent number: 8489707
    Abstract: A system and method for data communication connecting on-line networks with on-line and off-line computers. The present system provides for broadcast of up to the minute notification centric information thereby providing an instant call to action for users who are provided with the ability to instantaneously retrieve further detailed information. The notification centric portions of information is wirelessly broadcast to wireless receiving devices which are attached to computing devices. Upon receipt of the information at the personal computer, the user is notified through different multimedia alerts that there is an incoming message. Wirelessly broadcasted URL's, associated with the data, are embedded in data packets and provide an automated wired or wireless connection back to the information source for obtaining detailed data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: SimpleAir, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Payne, Tim Von Kaenel, Jeffrey Wang, Jeffrey Odell, David Starr, Jason Katz
  • Patent number: 8482384
    Abstract: A method for receiving messages in an appliance such as a clock radio modified to retrieve messages from a remote computer, converting the retrieved messages into corresponding audio messages, generating a wake up signal to the user at a selected time in the radio appliance, starting the delivery of the audio messages from a speaker in the radio appliance in response to the generated wake up signal, and receiving audible commands in the radio from the user to control delivery of the messages. In a first embodiment, these method steps are performed in the radio appliance and, in a second embodiment, a remote computer performs all of the messages except delivery of the audio messages and receiving audible commands which occur at the appliance. Where two or more appliances are used, audio commands can cause the delivery of messages to stop in one appliance and resume in another appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: ManherCard LLC
    Inventor: Robert C. Dorr
  • Patent number: 8441956
    Abstract: A marine wireless communication system is capable of reliably and stably monitoring an outboard engine unit in a watercraft. The marine wireless communication system comprises at least one first wireless device disposed in at least one outboard engine unit secured to a stern of a watercraft, and at least one second wireless device disposed inside the watercraft, the first wireless device communicating with the second wireless device according to a predetermined protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Misumi, Manabu Dobashi
  • Patent number: 8373557
    Abstract: A wireless network having an architecture that resembles a peer-to-peer network has two types of nodes, a first sender type node and a second receiver/relay type node. The network may be used in a medical instrumentation environment whereby the first type node may be wireless devices that could monitor physical parameters of a patient such as for example wireless oximeters. The second type node are mobile wireless communicators that are adapted to receive the data from the wireless devices if they are within the transmission range of the wireless devices. After an aggregation process involving the received data, each of the node communicators broadcasts or disseminates its most up to date data onto the network. Any other relay communicator node in the network that is within the broadcast range of a broadcasting communicator node would receive the up to date data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Guy Smith, Matthew T. Oswald, Matthew L. Brown, Matthew E. Ellis
  • Patent number: 8160573
    Abstract: A portable communications device (PCD) is coupled to a first network by way of a second network. The PCD is normally in radio communication with the first network, and is coupled to the first network by way of the second network when the PCD is out of radio communication with the first network. In particular, the PCD is coupled to the second network, and is caused to leave a first network mode and enter a second network mode. A network connection is established with the first network by way of the second network, and communication with the first network is entered into by way of the second network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Greg Griffith, Charles M. Link, II
  • Patent number: 8094010
    Abstract: A programmable communicator device is disclosed having a wireless communications circuit, including an antenna, configured to receive a transmission, and an identity module having a unique identifier. The programmable communicator further includes a processing module including program code configured to determine if the transmission is from an authenticated caller by determining whether a received transmission contains the unique identifier, and memory configured to store telephone numbers or IP addresses received in transmissions from an authenticated caller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Inventor: Eveline Wesby-van Swaay
  • Patent number: 7956722
    Abstract: A system and method for providing user-selected information to a paging-capable device. An enhanced paging system responsive to information sources and a selection device transmits information to a paging-capable device. The enhanced paging system comprises a storing means, a selecting means, a storage device, and a transmitter. Such a system can provide user-selected information to a paging-capable device, allowing the user to control what information will be sent and when the information will be sent. Intelligent-agent software can automatically search for and store information that would be of interest to the user and can alert the user that more detailed information is available. It can also send critical information to the user without user request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property l, L.P.
    Inventor: Arnold M. Lund
  • Patent number: 7920047
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method of wireless communications includes: storing identification information of a portable wireless communications device in memory coupled to a processing unit of the portable wireless communications device; determining a current location of the wireless communications device using a global positioning system (GPS); performing wireless communications with a cellular communications system using a cellular receiver controlled by the processing unit; generating a random number using an identification device controlled by the processing unit; and modulating a carrier provided from an interrogator wirelessly coupled to the identification device to provide the identification information, including the random number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Round Rock Research, LLC
    Inventor: Benjamin G. Bates
  • Patent number: 7834740
    Abstract: A method for receiving messages in an appliance such as a clock radio modified to retrieve messages from a remote computer, converting the retrieved messages into corresponding audio messages, generating a wake up signal to the user at a selected time in the radio appliance, starting the delivery of the audio messages from a speaker in the radio appliance in response to the generated wake up signal, and receiving audible commands in the radio from the user to control delivery of the messages. In a first embodiment, these method steps are performed in the radio appliance and, in a second embodiment, a remote computer performs all of the messages except delivery of the audio messages and receiving audible commands which occur at the appliance. Where two or more appliances are used, audio commands can cause the delivery of messages to stop in one appliance and resume in another appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Inventor: Robert C. Dorr
  • Patent number: 7818033
    Abstract: A message status synchronization scheme. In one embodiment, a method may comprise: automatically detecting arrival of a message at a messaging server for a user having a mail address thereat, the message being displayable on a computer for the user with a status indicator icon associated therewith; processing at least a portion of an instance of the message for transmission to the user's mobile data communication device over a wireless network; receiving a status signal from the mobile data communication device indicating that the message has been deleted on the mobile data communication device; and altering the status indicator icon associated with the message on the computer responsive to the status signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Tabitha K. Ferguson, Barry Linkert, Raymond P. Vander Veen, William D. Castell, Mihal Lazaridis, Gary P. Mousseau
  • Patent number: 7788342
    Abstract: A system and method for data communication connecting on-line networks with on-line and off-line computers. The present system provides for broadcast of up to the minute notification centric information thereby providing an instant call to action for users who are provided with the ability to instantaneously retrieve further detailed information. The notification centric portions of information is wirelessly broadcast to wireless receiving devices which are attached to computing devices. Upon receipt of the information at the personal computer, the user is notified through different multimedia alerts that there is an incoming message. Wirelessly broadcasted URL's, associated with the data, are embedded in data packets and provide an automated wired or wireless connection back to the information source for obtaining detailed data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: SimpleAir, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Payne, Tim Von Kaenel, Jeffrey Wang, Jeffrey Odell, David Starr, Jason Katz
  • Patent number: 7777608
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a wireless communications device comprising a processing unit; a location-determining subsystem communicatively coupled to the processing unit, the location-determining subsystem to determine a current location of the wireless communications device using a global positioning system (GPS); a first wireless communications subsystem coupled to the processing unit, the first wireless communications subsystem to communicate location information using a cellular communications system; and a second wireless communications subsystem coupled to the processing unit, the second wireless communications subsystem to modulate a radio frequency (RE) field provided by a remote interrogator to wirelessly provide a random number generated on the wireless communications device as an identifier of the wireless communications device; wherein the second wireless communications subsystem is switchable between transmitting in a passive mode and transmitting in an active mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Round Rock Research, LLC
    Inventor: Benjamin G. Bates