Combined Voice And Data Transmission Patents (Class 370/493)
  • Patent number: 10361806
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a device that encodes digital signals representing image data captured by a video camera and provided according to a 4K ultra-high definition (4K-UHD) standard. The digital signals are transmitted as serial digital interface (SDI) streams to a wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) unit; the WDM unit performs electrical-to-optical conversion of the SDI streams and outputs a multiplexed signal to a single fiber-optic cable. The video camera, encoding unit, and WDM unit form a combined module within a housing; the device connects to a proximal end of a single fiber-optic cable, and a distal end of the single fiber-optic cable is configurable for connection to a demultiplexer of a 4K-UHD video presentation device. The multiplexed signal is transmitted on the single fiber-optic cable unidirectionally from the proximal end to the distal end. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Nicholas Nicas, Todd Andrew Fryer, David Irvin
  • Patent number: 10237387
    Abstract: Incoming call recording method and device for a multi-channel terminal are provided. The method includes: receiving a service request associated with a current subscriber identity card, and the service request comprises a called service request to a current subscriber which is identified by the current subscriber identity card; and in response to the service request, setting up a first service channel for making a call and starting recording based on an instruction of the current subscriber, and the first service channel is set up based on the current subscriber identity card. Service data transmitted by a remote terminal of the service request may be recorded based on the first service channel, so that a subscriber can know a missed incoming call when the subscriber is inconvenient to listen to the incoming call, which may greatly improve user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SPREADTRUM COMMUNICATIONS (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xichun Gao, Xianliang Chen, Yi He, Jinjin Ni, Yiguo Zhao
  • Patent number: 10200068
    Abstract: A radio receiver has a front end having a shared amplification path for both radio frequency signals and intermediate frequency signals. In one example, the shared amplification path can include a low noise amplifier and an attenuator. By amplifying both radio frequency (RF) signals and intermediate frequency (IF) signals with the same shared amplification path, gains in power efficiency, and reductions in cost and circuit size can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Interstate Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: David Duane Chapman
  • Patent number: 10148381
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a device that encodes digital signals representing image data captured by a video camera and provided according to a 4K ultra-high definition (4K-UHD) standard. The digital signals are transmitted as serial digital interface (SDI) streams to a wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) unit; the WDM unit performs electrical-to-optical conversion of the SDI streams and outputs a multiplexed signal to a single fiber-optic cable. The video camera, encoding unit, and WDM unit form a combined module within a housing; the device connects to a proximal end of a single fiber-optic cable, and a distal end of the single fiber-optic cable is configurable for connection to a demultiplexer of a 4K-UHD video presentation device. The multiplexed signal is transmitted on the single fiber-optic cable unidirectionally from the proximal end to the distal end. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Nicholas Nicas, Todd Andrew Fryer, David Irvin
  • Patent number: 10051207
    Abstract: A method to generate a contact list may include receiving an identifier of a first communication device at a captioning system. The first communication device may be configured to provide first audio data to a second communication device. The second communication device may be configured to receive first text data of the first audio data from the captioning system. The method may further include receiving and storing contact data from each of multiple communication devices at the captioning system. The method may further include selecting the contact data from the multiple communication devices that include the identifier of the first communication device as selected contact data and generating a contact list based on the selected contact data. The method may also include sending the contact list to the first communication device to provide the contact list as contacts for presentation on an electronic display of the first communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Sorenson IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Shane Roylance, Kenneth Boehme, Pat Nola, Merle Lamar Walker, III
  • Patent number: 9942766
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein provide systems, methods, and software to validate calls to end telephone numbers. In one implementation, a method of operating a call state service includes obtaining and storing call state information for one or more communication in at least one data structure. The method further provides receiving a call state request for a communication of interest, wherein the request includes relevant call state information. The method also provides determining whether the relevant call state information matches a communication in the one or more communications based on the at least one data structure, and, if a match is identified, returning a call state match notification to the requesting end service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Mark J. Bonn, Cory A. Yang, Gerald Ray Jordan, Jr., Dominick Mangiardi
  • Patent number: 9866499
    Abstract: This invention presents a digital network system able to concurrently provide multimode internetworking connectivity session over a plurality of disparate network systems, from User Premise Device (UPD) to NSP, CSP or ASP network gateways, and providing a plurality of internetwork environment. The invention also provide the methods for the support of the following internetworking connectivity services, concurrently:—a) public and shared-media Internet services; b) MPLS-enabled and IP-based Virtual Private Network (VPN) services; c) hybrid network system connection sessions among disparate connection-oriented and connectionless network systems; and d) end-to-end, connection-oriented, and circuit-switching connection sessions for VDMI-based application services through digital transceiver, be it xDSL or VCC-based land-line or wireless medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventor: Chooi Tian Lee
  • Patent number: 9847920
    Abstract: A communication control device including: a memory, and a processor coupled to the memory and the processor configured to: transmit packets from the communication control device to a network device at each of a plurality of transmission rates, acquire a plurality of index values respectively indicating amounts of packet loss at the plurality of transmission rates, specify, among the plurality of transmission rates, a first transmission rate on which a corresponding index value among the plurality of index values has a dependence, and specify an upper limit of a vacant band between the communication control device and the network device based on the first transmission rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yosuke Takano, Naoki Oguchi, Ryoichi Mutoh
  • Patent number: 9802123
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an audio control apparatus having a game audio port for receiving a gaming audio signal generated by a gaming application, a chat port for receiving a chat signal comprising audio information generated by at least one gamer, and an audio system coupled to the game audio port and the chat port. The audio system can be operable to detect an energy level in the chat signal that exceeds a threshold, reduce a magnitude of the gaming audio signal to a desired audio energy level responsive to the aforementioned detection, generate a mixed audio signal comprising a combination of the gaming audio signal having the reduced magnitude and the chat signal, and transmit the mixed audio signal to a listening apparatus. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: STEELSERIES ApS
    Inventors: Tino Soelberg, Lung-Jen Hsu, Francis Arnold Grever
  • Patent number: 9628831
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention include method and systems or processing multimedia data exchanged between mobile devices. Initially, a transmitting mobile device attempts to send multimedia data formatted in a primary format even though a receiving mobile device cannot process the data. The multimedia data in the primary format is then uploaded to a multimedia communication server where the multimedia data can be transcoded on demand into a secondary format that the receiving mobile device can indeed process. To track the multimedia data, the transmitting mobile device receives a multimedia identifier associated with the multimedia data uploaded to the multimedia communication server. Instead of sending the multimedia data, the transmitting mobile device forwards the multimedia identifier to the receiving mobile device allowing the receiving mobile device to demand transcoding the multimedia data into a secondary format on the server that the receiving mobile device is capable of receiving and processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: WhatsApp, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan Koum, Brian Acton
  • Patent number: 9524753
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for a media editing application that creates a composite presentation from several different media clips. The method provides a set of editing tools for editing the composite presentation. The method provides a voice-over tool for receiving text for a voice-over that includes a transcript for a voice-over audio clip to be recorded by the media editing application as a clip of the composite presentation. The method provides a display area for scrolling the text when recording the voice-over audio clip. The display area in some embodiments is a preview display area that scrolls the text while displaying a preview of the composite presentation when recording the voice-over audio clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Enrique Rodriguez, Fernando Garcia
  • Patent number: 9462338
    Abstract: Examples of the disclosure enable a set top box to be installed. In some examples, a remote control device, a computing device, and a set top box are provided. The computing device downloads configuration information for a location and receives input from an installer at the location. The set top box includes a remote control interface that receives commands from the remote control device, a local communications channel that transmits data to the computing device, an emulator that emulates the receipt of the commands by injecting remote control keypresses into the remote control interface to issue the commands, and a diagnostic feature activatable over the local communications channel by the computing device after the computing device receives the input to perform verification tests and to return results of the verification tests to the computing device to confirm to the installer that the set top box has been installed correctly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Liam Friel, Derek Dwyer, Colm Aengus Murphy, John Maguire, Duncan Palmer
  • Patent number: 9451055
    Abstract: A PROFINET adapter having at least one first and one second Ethernet interface for coupling a subscriber to a PROFINET network. The PROFINET adapter comprises a third Ethernet interface, a number of at least one application interface and a splitter. The third Ethernet interface is designed at least for exchanging Ethernet-based data packets. The splitter is connected to the switch, the PROFINET protocol stack, the application interfaces and the third Ethernet interface, and is designed to divide real-time data packets and near real-time data packets according to a certain configuration and to transmit them between the switch and the application interface and/or the third Ethernet interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Gunnar Lessmann
  • Patent number: 9300348
    Abstract: Various exemplary embodiments relate to a compact small form-factor pluggable (CSFP) module including: a CSFP connector; a dual Ethernet receptacle; a first Ethernet transceiver connected between the CSFP connector and the dual Ethernet connector; a second Ethernet transceiver connected between the CSFP connector and the dual Ethernet connector; a processor connected to the CSFP connector, the first Ethernet transceiver, and the second Ethernet transceiver, wherein the processor receives control messages from the CSFP connector and wherein the processor transmits control messages to the first and second Ethernet transceivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: James M. Schriel, Rami Labib
  • Patent number: 9253668
    Abstract: A bandwidth management system and a method adapted for the system. The system determines when the sum of the required bandwidth of a new VOIP call and previous VOIP calls from a client device is greater than the maximum sustained rate, transmits a SIP invite to a called party of the new VOIP call to execute a SIP negotiation via a base station and monitors the new VOIP call and the VOIP calls whose SIP negotiations are not successful. When one of the VOIP calls of awaiting SIP negotiations is successful, the system calculates an actual used bandwidth of the client device, and when the actual used bandwidth is equal to or less than the maximum sustained rate, the system establishes a call link for the one VOIP call and monitoring the other VOIP calls of awaiting SIP negotiations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Han-Tzung Lin
  • Patent number: 9236936
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing preprocessing of received data packets, to reduce processing burdens and improve efficiency of communications terminal receivers, are provided. A first stage filter receives a data frame comprising data packets representing respective encapsulated fragments of a PDU. The first stage filter parses a header of one of the packets to locate a start field, and determines whether the start field indicates that the packet comprises a start fragment of the PDU. When the start field indicates that the packet comprises the start fragment, the first stage filter determines, based on packet label information of the packet header, whether to forward the packet to a second stage filter or to discard the packet, and forwards or discards the packet accordingly. When the start field indicates that the packet does not comprise the start fragment, the first stage filter forwards the packet to the second stage filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Liming Qin, Alexei Duhovich, Chetan Tekur
  • Patent number: 9179475
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for forming and maintaining an ad hoc mesh network suitable for reliable voice and data communications in underground, industrial and other hazardous environments. This invention includes support for cooperative negotiation of dedicated transmission bandwidth for all fixed network nodes, determination of network time synchronization without a pre-determined time master, discovery and merging of adjacent ad hoc mesh networks, and routing techniques for voice, data and network status packets which react instantaneously to network topology changes. Furthermore this invention provides a reliable communication network for mobile nodes carried by personnel and sensor nodes that are fixed or mobile that supports voice, data and tracking/situation awareness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Innovative Wireless Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Luke Koleszar, Steve Harrison, Tim Dechant, Paul Carpenter, Paul Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9154733
    Abstract: An external capability for measuring roundtrip latency in a conferencing system is provided. The external capability for measuring roundtrip latency in a communication system may include functions of generating a content event, detecting the content event in a received content stream including the content event, determine a first time associated with generation of the content event and a second time associated with detection of the content event, and computing a roundtrip latency based on a difference between the second time and the first time. The content event may be a visual event or an aural event. These functions may be implemented using one or more modules or elements. A computing device may be used to generate and detect the content event and to compute the roundtrip latency. Various other arrangements of modules or elements may be used to provide the functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Sudhir R. Ahuja, Vatsan Rajagopalan, Joseph Quanaim, Dong Liu, Boyd T. Mathews
  • Patent number: 8976730
    Abstract: For voice traffic over-the-air in LTE, persistent schedule (PS) or semi-persistent (SPS) scheduling would be the preferred method as they minimize signaling messages. In PS or SPS, resources are pre-allocated to the UE 402 at regular intervals (e.g., every 20 milliseconds). At each time slot, the UE will generally transmit an IMBE frames which are encoded in ISSI packet. In ISSI, other data streams are multiplexed with the IMBE frame and thus the packet size varies depending on its position within a super-frame. For PS or SPS, eNodeB must allocated sufficient resources to support the largest packet that. Therefore, there is spare capacity when the packet is not of the largest size. The exemplary embodiments specify ways to use spare capacity to transfer data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Thomas P. Chu, Tewfik Doumi
  • Patent number: 8964788
    Abstract: A system is provided for transmitting information through a speech codec (in-band) such as found in a wireless communication network. A modulator transforms the data into a spectrally noise-like signal based on the mapping of a shaped pulse to predetermined positions within a modulation frame, and the signal is efficiently encoded by a speech codec. A synchronization sequence provides modulation frame timing at the receiver and is detected based on analysis of a correlation peak pattern. A request/response protocol provides reliable transfer of data using message redundancy, retransmission, and/or robust modulation modes dependent on the communication channel conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Nikolai K. N. Leung, Marc W. Werner, Christian Pietsch, Wolfgang Granzow, Christian Sgraja, Christoph A. Joetten, Pengjun Huang
  • Patent number: 8958441
    Abstract: A system is provided for transmitting information through a speech codec (in-band) such as found in a wireless communication network. A modulator transforms the data into a spectrally noise-like signal based on the mapping of a shaped pulse to predetermined positions within a modulation frame, and the signal is efficiently encoded by a speech codec. A synchronization sequence provides modulation frame timing at the receiver and is detected based on analysis of a correlation peak pattern. A request/response protocol provides reliable transfer of data using message redundancy, retransmission, and/or robust modulation modes dependent on the communication channel conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Marc W. Werner, Christian Pietsch, Christian Sgraja, Wolfgang Granzow, Nikolai K N Leung, Christoph A. Joetten, Pengjun Huang
  • Publication number: 20150036697
    Abstract: A method of transmitting speech and digital data via an analog speech channel within a single frequency band, wherein an analog speech signal is transmitted via the speech channel and a stream of digital data is encoded by an encoding device to a sequence of blocks of symbols taken from a predetermined set of symbols. The transmission of the analog speech signal is periodically blanked during predetermined spaced time intervals, and the blocks of symbols are transmitted during the time intervals. In each time interval a plurality of signals are transmitted via a corresponding plurality of spaced predetermined carrier frequencies. A receiver receives the analog speech signal and the signals transmitted during the time intervals. The signals are demodulated to recover the individual symbols and the respective block of symbols transmitted during the time interval groups, and the digital data is recovered by decoding recovered blocks of symbols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventor: Norbert Rieckmann
  • Patent number: 8948162
    Abstract: A system and method for processing Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) data including determining whether received audio data is VoIP data, transferring, when received audio data is VoIP data, the received VoIP data to a first path, and transferring, when received audio data is not VoIP data, the received audio data to a second path. The system and method can process, when received audio data is VoIP data, the received VoIP data via a VoIP data processing path including a voice engine for VoIP, instead of an audio data processing path, irrespective of types of mobile devices and types of applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yonghee Han
  • Patent number: 8942244
    Abstract: Disclosed are new methods of fax-over-IP (FoIP), modem-over-IP (MoIP) or text-over-IP (ToIP) call establishment based on detecting a combination of contra-propagating signals from calling and answering terminals for autonomous connection of media gateways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: AudioCodes Ltd.
    Inventor: Vladimir Ulybin
  • Patent number: 8923339
    Abstract: Data communications systems and methods comprise a conductive media infrastructure in communication with a baseband data universe propagating at least one first signal and a broadband data universe propagating at least one second signal. At least one segmentation device is in communication with the conductive media infrastructure and partitions the broadband data universe from the baseband data universe. A coupling device is in communication with the at least one segmentation device and modulates transmission parameters of the second signal such that information travels within the broadband data universe via the conductive media infrastructure and avoids the baseband data universe. Power distribution and management systems and methods are also provided which preserve power distribution via a baseband data universe while one or more devices communicate energy data via a broadband data universe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: PCN Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: David M. Strumpf
  • Patent number: 8923861
    Abstract: A method for facilitating reselection by a wireless communication device to a first network from a second network after termination of a voice call for which a CSFB procedure was performed is provided. The method can include performing measurement of the first network while connected to the first network and performing measurement of the second network during the voice call. The method can further include determining based at least in part on one or more of the measurements that the wireless communication device is in a mobility state. The method can additionally include deriving a predicted signal quality of the first network after termination of the voice call based at least in part on the measurement of the first network and using the predicted signal quality to determine whether to release a connection to the second network and attempt reselection to the first network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventors: Gencer Cili, Navid Damji
  • Patent number: 8885689
    Abstract: A first node including a physical layer device, a first transceiver and a second transceiver. The first transceiver includes a first analog front end connected to a first transmission line. The first analog front end is configured to transfer first data between the physical layer device and a second node via the first transmission line. The second transceiver includes a second analog front end connected to a second transmission line. The second analog front end is configured to transfer second data between the physical layer device and a third node via the second transmission line. A first type of the second transmission line is different than a second type of the first transmission line. The first node is configured to perform as a repeater using data repeating functions at a link layer control level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Marvell Hispania S. L.
    Inventors: Jorge Vicente Blasco Claret, Jose Luis Gonzalez Moreno, Salvador Iranzo Molinero, John Vincent Egan, Agustin Badenes Corella
  • Patent number: 8880197
    Abstract: A field device for connection to a fieldbus, wherein the field device is designed to exchange via the fieldbus a data transmission object with a host computer or with an additional field device, wherein the data transmission object has a plurality of freely loadable, transmission berths, and wherein the field device includes a data mapping structure, which establishes an association between variables to be transmitted and transmission berths of the data transmission object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser Flowtec AG
    Inventors: Marco Colucci, Dion Bouwer, Jochen Stinus
  • Patent number: 8873586
    Abstract: A local area network (60) within a residence or other building, including both wired (5) and non-wired segments (53). The wired segments are based on new or existing wires (5a, 5b, 5c, 5d, 5e) in the building, wherein access to the wires is provided by means of outlets (61a, 61d), such as a telephone system, electrical power distribution system, or cable television wiring system. The non-wired segments are based on communication using propagated waves such as radio, sound, or light (e.g. infrared). The wired and non-wired segments interface in the outlet, using a module (50) that serves as mediator between the segments. The module can be integrated into the outlet, partially housed in the outlet, or attached externally to the outlet. Such a network allows for integrated communication of data units (24b) connected by wires and data units (24a, 24d) connected without wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Conversant Intellectual Property Management Incorporated
    Inventor: Yehuda Binder
  • Patent number: 8867571
    Abstract: The various embodiments described herein generally provide apparatus, systems and methods which facilitate the transmission of data between a client device and a remote device over a wireless telephone network. More particularly, data from a client device is modulated into an audio signal and transmitted to a wireless telephone. The wireless telephone receives the audio signal and places a phone call to a remote device over a wireless telephone network. During the phone call, the wireless telephone transmits the audio signal across a voice channel of the wireless telephone network to the remote device. The remote device receives and decodes the audio signal to extract the transmitted data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Gopi K. Manne, William Beals
  • Patent number: 8855100
    Abstract: Detecting an acknowledgment signal sent from a destination terminal at a source terminal in an in-band communication system is disclosed. A first synchronization sequence followed by a low layer acknowledgement message and a second synchronization sequence followed by a high layer acknowledgement message is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Christian Pietsch, Christian Sgraja, Christoph A Joetten, Nikolai K. Leung, Marc W Werner, Wolfgang Granzow
  • Patent number: 8854941
    Abstract: A vector DSL system includes a plurality of modems, which may be multi-port devices. Unprocessed user data is extracted from the modems and passed through a private vectoring data routing apparatus to one or more vectoring modules, such as vectoring cards. Each vectoring module includes one or more vector processors that include processing units configured to process the unprocessed user data on the basis of all modems' data for a given DSL tone grouping. Processing of the unprocessed user data removes the effects of FEXT from upstream and downstream user data and returns the processed user data to the modems using the vectoring data routing apparatus, which can be a specialized data transmission network utilizing one or more vector routers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Ikanos Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin D. Fisher, Nicholas P. Sands
  • Patent number: 8811165
    Abstract: A multiple access communication protocol that includes an uplink and a downlink channel is disclosed. The uplink channel has a plurality of frames, such that each frame has a first selectable number of minislots and a second selectable number of slots. A reservation request of a first type is sent into a first selected minislot of a selected frame of the uplink channel when information of a first type is to be sent. The reservation request of the first type requests an assignment for at least one slot for transmitting information of the first type in at least one frame that is subsequent to the selected frame. A reservation request of a second type is sent into a second selected minislot of the selected frame when the second selected minislot is available in the selected frame and when information of a second type is to be sent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventor: Jin-Meng Ho
  • Patent number: 8780164
    Abstract: Two different communication terminals share a broadcast content received through a mobile broadcast service. If a mobile broadcast-sharing mode for sharing a broadcast content with a specific communication terminal is set, a mobile broadcast terminal extracts broadcast video data and broadcast audio data from a mobile broadcast signal being received. The mobile broadcast terminal converts a codec of the broadcast video data and the broadcast audio data into a codec used in video communication, and delivers at least one of the converted broadcast video data and the converted broadcast audio data through video communication formed to the communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sun-Mi Kim, Jin-Woo Jeon, Young-Jip Kim
  • Patent number: 8774025
    Abstract: A method for judging delivery status of a push signal includes: receiving packets flowing in a specific session between a transmission source and transmission destination at an arbitrary point on a route of the specific session, and storing the received packets into a storage device, wherein the packets include voice packets and non-voice packets representing the push signal; judging based on sequence numbers included in the received packets stored in the storage device, whether or not packet loss has occurred in the specific session; and upon detecting that the packet loss has occurred, judging, according to status of the packet loss and predetermined characteristic of the non-voice packets, whether or not loss of the push signal has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Sumiyo Okada, Noriyuki Fukuyama, Masanobu Morinaga
  • Patent number: 8767589
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for providing privacy for a telephone number in a network are disclosed. The method receives a call associated with a disposable telephone number, and determines a call processing feature for the disposable phone number in accordance with a filtering function. The method then processes the call in accordance with the call processing feature for the disposable phone number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bernard Ku, Armstrong Soo, Douglas Lin
  • Patent number: 8755320
    Abstract: An apparatus configured to receive packets associated with a service and to communicate the packets to at least one user in a system enabling communication of multiple data streams in a transmission is disclosed. The apparatus is configured to assign packets of a data stream with a service identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Nokia Siemens Networks GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Angelo Centonza, David Randall
  • Patent number: 8755410
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes the following elements. A generation unit generates a multiplexed video frame having a predetermined screen size. A dividing unit divides input audio data into audio data items each having samples for one frame period of the multiplexed video frame. A multiplexing unit multiplexes audio data items obtained by dividing each stream of input audio data and number-of-samples information representing the number of samples thereof. A processing unit processes audio data items multiplexed in a multiplexed video frame input from an input video port, and outputs from an output video port thereof a multiplexed video frame in which the resulting audio data items and the number-of-samples information thereof are multiplexed. An extraction unit extracts the audio data items multiplexed in the multiplexed video frame output from the processing unit in accordance with the number-of-samples information. A transmission unit outputs the extracted audio data items to outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shin Todo, Motomu Ueta, Jun Onuki, Masaki Nishikawa, Masafumi Kurashige, Junichi Ogikubo
  • Patent number: 8750183
    Abstract: A mobile device-to-HTTP protocol gateway (MHG) which translates between Wireless Mobile Originated commands from an SMSC, and an application server on the Internet. A wireless Internet gateway establishes communications with one or more relevant SMSCs using standard format SMPP commands, and the MHG utilizes HTTP protocol POST messages to post short messages originated at the mobile device to a particular URL. Return results are received by the MHG via HTTP protocol messages, translated to SMPP messages, and forwarded back to the SMSC for delivery to the mobile device. The wireless Internet Gateway communicates with the MHG using RMI protocol commands. An MHG in the present invention enables a developer to create mobile applications using standard web development tools. The MHG allows standard format command messages to be used throughout the pathway between a mobile device and an application program on a web IP server at a particular URL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Patent Monetization Associates, L.P.
    Inventors: Richard A. Smith, Johanna Wilson
  • Patent number: 8743864
    Abstract: Acknowledging a source terminal data message from a destination terminal in an in-band communication system is disclosed. A first synchronization sequence followed by a low layer acknowledgement message and a second synchronization sequence followed by a high layer acknowledgement message is transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Christian Pietsch, Christian Sgraja, Christoph A Joetten, Nikolai K. Leung, Marc W Werner, Wolfgang Granzow
  • Patent number: 8730871
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a communication network includes an analog voice bridge coupled to two secure network domains that each have a differing security level. The analog voice bridge includes two codecs that are coupled together through an analog voice line that transfers analog voice signals. The analog voice bridge is coupled to each secure network domain through a network switch that transfers data packet streams from their respective networks to the codecs while restricting data packets that are not associated with the data packet stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: John F. Masiyowski, Raymond A. Magon, Michael O. Tierney, Robert L. Marchant
  • Patent number: 8693377
    Abstract: A computer implemented method and system is provided for exchanging voice messages between a sender and a recipient. A client component that allows the sender to create, address, and render the voice messages to the recipient using a graphical user interface is provided. A messaging server that enables interaction between the sender and the recipient is also provided. The sender records one or more voice messages and addresses the recorded voice messages on the client component by entering a recipient address or an arbitrary address. The client component transmits the recorded voice messages, the recipient address or the arbitrary address, and a client identifier to the messaging server. The messaging server resolves a recipient delivery address based on the arbitrary address. The messaging server transmits a delivery message comprising the recorded voice messages to the resolved recipient delivery address. The recipient responds to the recorded voice messages with response messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Joseph Hazy
  • Patent number: 8660564
    Abstract: A system and method for managing voice communication between devices located within a local network and other devices. The present invention permits the managing and selective routing of voice communications over VoIP systems, circuit-based cellular systems and public switched telephone network systems based upon predefined criteria such as Quality of Service (QoS) considerations, geographic considerations, cost considerations and other factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Novatel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Slim S. Souissi
  • Patent number: 8654707
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed for wireless communication over unlicensed spectrum using a femto cell. In an implementation of the system, a dualmode mobile device adapted to communicate over a licensed frequency spectrum and over an unlicensed frequency spectrum is provided. The dual-mode mobile device detects the presence of a femto cell communicating over an unlicensed spectrum and in response, initiates a communication connection with the unlicensed spectrum femto cell. Subsequently, the connection over a license spectrum may be disconnected upon successful establishment of the connection over the unlicensed spectrum. In yet another implementation, a femto cell communicating over an unlicensed spectrum may be adapted to communicate with a mobile switching center and/or with a voice over IP switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Qwest Communications International Inc.
    Inventor: Charles I. Cook
  • Patent number: 8644306
    Abstract: In a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) video communication method and apparatus, first and second VoIP-based terminals store video event indexes and images mapped thereto with respect to state information of a user and terminal, and establish a session using session establishment information defining the video event. The first terminal then transmits a data packet including the video event index, and the second terminal receives the data packet and outputs an image mapped to the video event index of the images stored in advance. Thus, by transmitting and receiving a predefined index alone without transmitting user and terminal states as a real time data-type image, the VoIP video communication method and apparatus prevent unnecessary waste of bandwidth in video communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soung-Kwan Kimn, Hyun-Min Yoon, Hui-Jae Lee, Ji-Youn Jung, Myeon-Kee Youn, Seong-Joon Jeon
  • Patent number: 8638820
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a voicemail system stores a voicemail message left by a first caller for a second caller. The voicemail system facilitates the transfer of a call out of a playback of the voicemail to the first caller and generates a credential that is coupled with the call. If the first caller is not available for the call, the second caller is transferred to the voicemail mailbox of the first caller where second caller records a second voicemail, which is placed in the mailbox of the first caller. The call may be transferred back to the mailbox of the first caller in response to a transfer code entered by the second caller. The voicemail system verifies the second caller based on the credential and returns the second caller to the appropriate location in the queue of voicemails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Shmuel Shaffer, Amit Barave
  • Patent number: 8634318
    Abstract: A communication system providing a multimedia service that informs a calling terminal that a communication sent from the calling terminal to a called terminal is undesired by the called terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Shingo Shiga, Toshiyuki Tamura
  • Patent number: 8619538
    Abstract: A device for enabling a local area network wiring structure to simultaneously carry digital data and analog telephone signals on the same transmission medium. It is particularly applicable to a network in star topology, in which remote data units (e.g. personal computers) are each connected to a hub through a cable comprising at least two pairs of conductors, providing a data communication path in each direction. Modules at each end of the cable provide a phantom path for telephony (voice band), signals between a telephone near the data set and a PBX, through both conductor pairs in a phantom circuit arrangement. All such communication paths function simultaneously and without mutual interference. The modules comprise simple and inexpensive passive circuit components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Mosaid Technologies Incorporated
    Inventor: Yehuda Binder
  • Patent number: 8619738
    Abstract: A terminal for use in a voice communications system includes a base station and at least one handset arranged to communicate wirelessly with the base station. The base station includes a first interface to a packet data network and a second interface to a public switched telephone network, the base station being arranged to selectively establish a packet data call from the first interface and a public switched telephone call from the second interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Taavet Hinrikus, Gareth O'Loughlin, Liz Rice, Max Melchior
  • Patent number: 8619718
    Abstract: The architecture of the high-speed shared service provides a Node B yielding various sets of information that answer a set of basic questions that a data service needs. Many potential measurements the Node B can make are provided to the RNC to enable a resource manager to perform certain functions and which can be used to answer the set of basic questions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventor: James M. Miller