With Called Number Display Patents (Class 379/354)
  • Patent number: 10977316
    Abstract: In various implementations, search results corresponding to a search query are obtained. A data visualization is generated from the search results. The generated data visualization is pushed to a registered display of a display device, where the pushing causes presentation of the generated data visualization on the registered display. An alert configuration interface may be caused to be presented on a display management device. From the displayed alert configuration interface, user input indicating an assignment of a set of trigger conditions to a display alert may be received. The display alert can be pushed to the registered display based on determining the set of trigger conditions is satisfied. The pushed display alert may be presented over the data visualization on the registered display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SPLUNK Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Filippi, Siegfried Puchbauer-Schnabel
  • Patent number: 10848863
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of the present disclosure utilize two distinctly different radiation devices aimed in the same direction to create a derived acoustic radiation pattern. The radiation devices may be distinctly different in terms of the acoustic radiation pattern each radiation device generates individually. The derived acoustic radiation pattern is unique to the individual acoustic radiation patterns of either of the two radiation devices. Manipulation of several key design variables allows a multitude of unique patterns to be derived in this way using only the two radiation devices. In turn, this allows for engineering an acoustic radiation pattern to match the unique geometry of a room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: HARMAN INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES, INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Paul Wayne Peace, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10839052
    Abstract: In one aspect, computerized method for hardening security of an application includes the step of modifying a set of instructions of an application to include at least one sensor adapted to capture a set of information snapshots from within the application in a running state. The method includes the step of analyzing, from within the application, the set of information snapshots from the at least one sensor. The method includes the step of detecting a presence, a status, and a configuration of a security defense mechanism based on an analysis of the information snapshots; invoking an appropriate hardening action to improve the security defense mechanism of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey Williams, Arshan Dabirsiaghi
  • Patent number: 10819847
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for protecting against outgoing calls to malicious phone numbers may include (1) intercepting, at a computing device, an attempt to initiate an outgoing phone call, (2) disabling, at the computing device and at least temporarily, the attempt, (3) querying a reputation server for a reputation of an outgoing phone number associated with the attempt, (4) receiving, at the computing device, reputation results from the reputation server, and (5) performing a security action comprising displaying, on a user display of the computing device and prior to enabling the attempt, at least a portion of the reputation results. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: NortonLifeLock Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Darak, Anuradha Joshi
  • Patent number: 10592204
    Abstract: A user interface device includes a sound input unit which acquires an inputted sound, a sound recognition unit which acquires a result of predetermined recognition processing on the acquired sound, a speech generation unit which generates a speech corresponding to the result of the recognition processing, and a speech output unit which outputs the speech generated by the speech generation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takuro Sone
  • Patent number: 10394447
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention, a virtual phone is provided which includes a touch screen mounted on an enclosure that includes a processor, memory, wireless communication port, and a power port. The virtual phone further includes a software application executing on the processor to control image display on the touch screen and emulate features of a handheld device presented in the image in response to a user touching a presented feature. The virtual phone further includes a configuration of a user-specific handheld device that is derived from the user-specific handheld device is stored in a memory that is accessible to the processor; wherein the virtual phone presents a visual representation of the user-specific handheld device on the touch screen based on the configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: KCG Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Michael Kildevaeld
  • Patent number: 10382616
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for managing alarms and notifications pursuant to contextual cues pertaining to the persisting relevance or utility of such alarms and notifications. The systems and methods involve receiving, at a local computing device comprising an output device, the output device configured to output at least one of visual, aural, and tactile output, input instructing the output device to provide output in the form of a notification at a predetermined time. The systems and methods further involve receiving contextual information at a notification manager, analyzing the contextual information at the notification manager, and cancelling, suppressing, or replacing the notification at the local computing device based on the analysis of the contextual information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Walter Chochen Chang
  • Patent number: 10204096
    Abstract: A method includes displaying a suggestion region above an on-screen keyboard. The suggestion region includes multiple suggested character strings. The method further includes: detecting a gesture that begins within a predefined key of the on-screen keyboard; and responsive to detecting the gesture: in accordance with a determination that the gesture ends within the predefined key, inserting a first character string into a text field; and in accordance with a determination that the gesture ends outside of the predefined key, inserting a second character string into the text field, wherein the second character string is different from the first character string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Imran A. Chaudhri, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Tiffany S. Jon, Jason C. Beaver, Joshua H. Shaffer, Christopher P. Willmore, Nicholas K. Jong
  • Patent number: 10200527
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for managing alarms and notifications pursuant to contextual cues pertaining to the persisting relevance or utility of such alarms and notifications. The systems and methods involve receiving, at a local computing device comprising an output device, the output device configured to output at least one of visual, aural, and tactile output, input instructing the output device to provide output in the form of a notification at a predetermined time. The systems and methods further involve receiving contextual information at a notification manager, analyzing the contextual information at the notification manager, and cancelling, suppressing, or replacing the notification at the local computing device based on the analysis of the contextual information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Walter Chochen Chang
  • Patent number: 10157383
    Abstract: A circuit board that includes OLED display technology is provided. An OLED display may present light patterns recognizable by a hearing or visually impaired users. The light pattern may be customized by the user. A specific workflow may be associated with a specific light pattern. A light pattern may visually guide a user through a workflow. For example, different menu options may be color coded. High consequence changes may flash with a certain light sequence or pattern. Trusted devices may present a specific light pattern or matrix at “login” time to confirm that the user is accessing a trusted device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Manu Kurian
  • Patent number: 10116828
    Abstract: If a designated transmission destination is an external line, an image communication apparatus appends an external line number and transmits image data in accordance with the transmission destination. Furthermore, in accordance with the transmission destination used when transmitting the image data, the image communication apparatus individually records, as history information for each transmitted job, the designated transmission destination and the external line number if the external line number is appended. The image communication apparatus also registers the designated transmission destination from the history information to an address book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuaki Kawashima
  • Patent number: 10101888
    Abstract: An architecture is described that can enhance and/or simplify tactile-based I/O transactions in connection with a user-interface (UI) of limited form factor. In particular, the architecture can monitor a position of a selector object such as an operator's finger relative to a UI display as the selector object hovers or moves above the UI display. Based upon this position, an analogous coordinate in the UI display can be determined, and a portion of the UI display substantially centered at the coordinate can be modified. As one example, the UI display can be modified to increase the magnification scale (e.g., a virtual magnifying glass) of the portion of the display indicated by the selector object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Armstrong Soo, Jeffrey Brandt, Bernard Ku
  • Patent number: 10007426
    Abstract: A method of managing user interface content, including performing character entry without a keyboard, is disclosed. The method includes displaying a character entry area and a character selection indicia, wherein the character selection indicia is displayed at a first predefined location, and the character selection indicia includes locations corresponding to respective characters in a plurality of characters; detecting a point of contact over the character selection indicia; in response to detecting the contact over the character selection indicia, displaying at a second predefined location distinct from the first predefined location a temporary character that represents a character to be selected; while displaying the temporary character, detecting a character selection gesture; and, in response to detecting the character selection gesture, selecting a character corresponding to the temporary character for placement in the character entry area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jeffery Theodore Lee, Benjamin Andrew Rottler
  • Patent number: 10002604
    Abstract: A voice synthesizing apparatus includes a first receiver configured to receive first utterance control information generated by detecting a start of a manipulation on a manipulating member by a user, a first synthesizer configured to synthesize, in response to a reception of the first utterance control information, a first voice corresponding to a first phoneme in a phoneme sequence of a voice to be synthesized to output the first voice, a second receiver configured to receive second utterance control information generated by detecting a completion of the manipulation on the manipulating member or a manipulation on a different manipulating member, and a second synthesizer configured to synthesize, in response to a reception of the second utterance control information, a second voice including at least the first phoneme and a succeeding phoneme being subsequent to the first phoneme of the voice to be synthesized to output the second voice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Hiraku Kayama, Yoshiki Nishitani
  • Patent number: 9996215
    Abstract: An input device including a display screen and a touch panel disposed on the display screen and a plurality of elements to be selected in the display screen by the touch panel, the input device includes a memory, a processor coupled to the memory, configured to recognize a contact body shape on the touch panel, put into non-display an element hidden by the contact body shape from among the plurality of elements to be selected in the display screen when the contact body shape is recognized as a specific shape, zoom-display an element to be selected different from the element put into non-display from among the plurality of elements to be selected, using an original region of the element to be selected put into non-display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Toshiro Ohbitsu
  • Patent number: 9955019
    Abstract: Method and system for recognising a numeric or alphanumeric sequence of characters in a document, the sequence conforming to predetermined rules and representing user identifiers for identifying users in a communication system include identifying a country of origin of the document, recalling rules relating to the format of the sequence associated with the determined country of origin, searching the document to identify any sequence in the document satisfying the format and returning any such sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: SKYPE
    Inventor: Peter A. Kalmstrom
  • Patent number: 9936347
    Abstract: A computer-implemented user alert method includes identifying a task for a user, associating a location with the task, monitoring a location of a mobile device associated with the user, and notifying the user about the task when the mobile device comes within a defined proximity of the associated location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Marco Nelissen
  • Patent number: 9854084
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for managing alarms and notifications pursuant to contextual cues pertaining to the persisting relevance or utility of such alarms and notifications. The systems and methods involve receiving, at a local computing device comprising an output device, the output device configured to output at least one of visual, aural, and tactile output, input instructing the output device to provide output in the form of a notification at a predetermined time. The systems and methods further involve receiving contextual information at a notification manager, analyzing the contextual information at the notification manager, and cancelling, suppressing, or replacing the notification at the local computing device based on the analysis of the contextual information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Walter Chochen Chang
  • Patent number: 9807242
    Abstract: A unitary handheld portable module includes a keypad for entering data and a display for displaying data. A base module is configured to be coupled with and communicate through a telephone line and includes a keypad for dialing a telephone number and a display for displaying information. The portable and base modules are configured to have a mounted configuration in which the portable module is removably mounted on the base module and covers the base module's display, and the modules communicate with each other for the portable module's display to display information relating to operation of the base module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Jessica L. Postma, Mihal Lazaridis, Jason Tyler Griffin, James Carl Infanti
  • Patent number: 9710162
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for inputting a character using a keyboard displayed on a touch screen in a portable terminal. The apparatus and method determines if a touch signal is generated, with the keyboard displayed. Upon generation of the touch signal, a touched character is recognized by analyzing the touch signal. The character is displayed enlarged in a predetermined screen area. It is then determined if the touch has been completed, while the character is displayed enlarged. Upon sensing the touch completion, the character is displayed in a main screen area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jung-Chul Huh
  • Patent number: 9690532
    Abstract: An object is to provide a mobile electronic device and a character input method which can shorten a view point movement distance of a user even in a state where the display screen of the display unit is used horizontally. The control unit displays the first character kind character left aligned on an upper side of the display screen, and displays the second character kind character right aligned on a lower side of the display screen. When a predetermined operation is performed with the operation unit, the control unit maintains the display of either one of the first character kind character and the second character kind character on the display screen according to the operated action while maintaining the display position, and deletes the display of the other one of the first character kind character and the second character kind character.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masateru Fuji, Hiroyuki Bamba
  • Patent number: 9680979
    Abstract: A method to adjust a phone number is provided. The method may include receiving a first phone call at a telephonic device and obtaining a phone number from the first phone call. In some embodiments, the phone number may identify an origin of the first phone call. The method may further include prepending a digit to the phone number and storing the phone number with the prepended digit in a memory in the telephonic device. In some embodiments, the method may further include using the stored phone number to initiate automatic placement of the second phone call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Sorenson IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Chevrier, Michael Stimpson, Michael Holm, Christian Lalor
  • Patent number: 9565282
    Abstract: A quick dialing method executable on a communication device includes detecting an action by a user on a touch screen of the communication device; dialing a selected quick contact when the detected action is a preselected triggering action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: FIH (HONG KONG) LIMITED
    Inventor: Wang-Hung Yeh
  • Patent number: 9419935
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, graphical user interface and methods are provided for conducting electronic voice communications with status notifications. A user of a first portable device executing a communication application selects a multi-function control that automatically initiates an audio recording, which is automatically sent toward another participant of an active communication session when the control is released. The same multi-function control may be used to transmit a textual message. A representation of the recording is displayed on the user's device, with an indicator that changes appearance when the other participant plays the recording. In addition, when one user initiates an audio recording that will be automatically sent to another user, the other user's device is advised of the initiation of recording and displays that status for the other user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: WHATSAPP INC.
    Inventors: Jan Koum, Michael B. Donohue, Brian Acton, Erik James Reed, Dima Stukalov
  • Patent number: 9369577
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a communication from a party at a voice response system and capturing speech spoken by the party during the communication. Then a processor creates a voice model of the party, the voice model being created by processing the speech, without notifying the party. The voice model is then stored to provide voice verification during a subsequent communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Interactions LLC
    Inventor: Mazin Gilger
  • Patent number: 9342156
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for inputting a character using a keyboard displayed on a touch screen in a portable terminal. The apparatus and method determines if a touch signal is generated, with the keyboard displayed. Upon generation of the touch signal, a touched character is recognized by analyzing the touch signal. The character is displayed enlarged in a predetermined screen area. It is then determined if the touch has been completed, while the character is displayed enlarged. Upon sensing the touch completion, the character is displayed in a main screen area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jung-Chul Huh
  • Patent number: 9201512
    Abstract: Disclosed is a technique that can help to detect a blink of an eye and a direction along which the eye is oriented before, after, or during the blink. To this end, light data can be received from at least one light sensor. The light data indicates at least one characteristic of light reflected from an eye area. A blink event can be detected based on the light data. A gaze direction can be determined based on the blink event. At least one computing action can be performed based on the gaze direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Hayes Solos Raffle, Yong Zhao
  • Patent number: 9125009
    Abstract: A method, performed by a mobile communication device, may include receiving a request to call a contact; determining a location associated with the contact; determining a local time associated with the contact based on the determined location; and determining an appropriateness level for calling the contact, based on the determined local time. The method may further include generating a graphical representation that relates a local time associated with the mobile communication device, the local time associated with the contact, and an indication of the determined appropriateness level for calling the contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventor: Michelle Felt
  • Publication number: 20150016601
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for effecting a voice communication between user terminals connected via a communication network include displaying a menu of country options to a user and receiving a number in local form. Formatting rules are recalled for a destination country selected by the user from the country options. A country prefix for the destination country is prepended to the number in accordance with the formatting rules to generate a formatted number. The formatted number is supplied to a client installed at the user terminal for effecting the voice communication using the formatted number.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Rodrigo Madanes, Kristjan Jansen, Julie Mathilde Fournier
  • Patent number: 8903449
    Abstract: An intelligent dialing method and a terminal are provided by the present invention. The method includes: a terminal receiving a called number input by a user and inquiring home location information of the called number; obtaining home location information of a local host number and information of a telecommunication operator to which the local host number belongs; determining a call type of this call according to the home location information of the called number and the home location information of the local host number; extracting a dialing prefix corresponding to the telecommunication operator to which the local host number belongs and the call type according to corresponding relationship information among a stored dialing prefix with the telecommunication operator and the call type; and combining the extracted dialing prefix with the called number into a target number to make the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventor: Honghua Gao
  • Patent number: 8831582
    Abstract: A method of connecting a computing device to a conference. One method comprises finding one or more potential dial-in numbers and looking up the one or more potential dial-in numbers in at least one database. One method further comprises one of, accessing a conference reception zone with one of the potential dial-in numbers when the one of the potential dial-in numbers is found in the at least one database and attempting to access the conference reception zone with the one or more potential dial-in numbers when the one or more potential dial-in numbers are not found in the at least one database. One or more potential conference pin numbers are obtained and it is determined whether one or more additional conference pin numbers are associated with the one or more potential dial-in numbers. A selected conference pin number is assigned a confidence level and the conference pin number is entered in the conference reception zone prior to accessing the conference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: MobileDay, Inc.
    Inventors: James Michael Haid, Dustin Kane Mallory, Priyan Neomal Guneratne
  • Patent number: 8811579
    Abstract: A method of assigning contacts to a speed dial function. The method can include identifying contacts that are candidates to be assigned to the speed dial function on a communication device. The method also can include identifying a geographic distance between each of the identified candidates and the communication device. The method further can include, via a processor, assigning a first of the identified candidates that is closest to the communication device to a first speed dial indicator, and assigning a second of the identified candidates that is next closest to the communication device to a second speed dial indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Naveen Aerrabotu, Shyam Narayan
  • Patent number: 8804634
    Abstract: A method comprising detecting closed subscriber group (CSG) proximity based on an autonomous search function; signaling a proximity indication to a network, wherein the proximity indication includes at least one priority of at least one allowed neighbor CSG cell. A method comprising, performing measurements on neighboring CSG cells; and generating a measurement report including measurements of at least one neighboring CSG cell; and transmitting a message including a measurement report and a CSG priority for at least one CSG cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Sylvie Gomes, Diana Pani, Paul Marinier
  • Patent number: 8750475
    Abstract: A method may include receiving an instruction to communicate with a second computing device associated with a contact of a user of the first computing device, identifying one or more contact methods associated with communicating with the contact, identifying one or more communication capabilities associated with the second computing device, identifying unique pairs of contact methods and communication capabilities, selecting one or more unique pairs associated with a likelihood of reaching the contact via the associated contact method and, for each of the selected unique pairs, determining a cost associated with initiating communication to the identified contact method using the identified communication capability, and determining a reliability measure associated with the communication capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Murali Ganapathy
  • Patent number: 8724620
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, one or more components for receiving a call request at a first server from a first end user device, transmitting the call request from a first server to an intermediate server for establishing a voice or video call over an IP multimedia subsystem between the first end user device and a second end user device via a second server, and routing the voice or video call request from the first server to the second server using a second IP address when an undesired condition is determined to be associated with the IP multimedia subsystem. The second IP address can be obtained from a group of IP addresses stored in a memory of the first server and the group of IP addresses can be associated with other servers. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bernard Ku, Armstrong Soo, Mehrad Yasrebi
  • Patent number: 8594288
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a communication device having a controller to detect by way of an input device an entry of a communication identifier without contact information of a party associated with the communication identifier, retrieve from a database operating externally to the communication device contact information of the party according to the communication identifier, initiate a communication session according to the communication identifier, present at least a portion of the retrieved contact information and the communication identifier, and store the communication identifier in a communication log with the retrieved contact information. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: William S. Robbins, R. Tyler Wallis, Anup D. Karnalkar
  • Patent number: 8548445
    Abstract: An intelligent abbreviated dialing feature can use a portion of a phone number as a shortcut to dialing. Any portion of a phone number can be input into a communications device such as by pressing buttons on the keypad or speaking into a microphone. A processor in the communications device or on a network accessible by the communications device can generate the phone number register from frequently dialed numbers. The processor can compare the input into the communications device against the phone number register. For each digit of the phone number that is input into the communications device, the processor can search the phone numbers and provide search results with the corresponding numbers. A phone number can be selected from the search results and dialed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: John Lewis, Justin Allan McNamara, Fulvio Arturo Cenciarelli, Jeffrey Mikan
  • Patent number: 8504096
    Abstract: An intelligent abbreviated dialing feature can use a portion of a phone number as a shortcut to dialing. Any portion of a phone number can be input into a communications device such as by pressing buttons on the keypad or speaking into a microphone. A processor in the communications device or on a network accessible by the communications device can generate the phone number register from frequently dialed numbers. The processor can compare the input into the communications device against the phone number register. For each digit of the phone number that is input into the communications device, the processor can search the phone numbers and provide search results with the corresponding numbers. A phone number can be selected from the search results and dialed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: John Lewis, Justin McNamara, Fulvio Arturo Cenciarelli, Jeffrey Mikan
  • Patent number: 8478906
    Abstract: A system for maintaining an address book, wherein the address book includes a plurality of entries with each entry containing contact information and wherein address book updates are transmitted over a wireless network. The system includes a gateway for storing the address book and transmitting the address book updates to a wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property, I, L.P.
    Inventor: Royce D. Jordan
  • Patent number: 8437458
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes obtaining information relating to a first telephone number, and determining whether the first telephone number corresponds to a first speed dial button on a device. The first speed dial button is highlighted if the first telephone number corresponds to the first speed dial button. If the first telephone number does not correspond to the first speed dial button, the method also includes determining whether the first telephone number is associated with a second telephone number, determining whether the second telephone number corresponds to the first speed dial button if the first telephone number is associated with the second telephone number, and highlighting the first speed dial button when it is determined that the second telephone number corresponds to the first speed dial button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: John Toebes
  • Patent number: 8346296
    Abstract: A user enters a numeric string on a standby screen of a cellular telephone, and then presses a predetermined function key, the numeric string obtained by numerical conversion of a piece of registration information, in accordance with an assignment relationship indicated on numerical keys of the cellular telephone. A database in which numeric data obtained by the numerical conversion of a piece of registration information in accordance with the above-mentioned assignment relationship and the piece of registration information are associated with each other is previously held in the cellular telephone. The database is searched by using the entered numeric string as a search key, so that pieces of registration information associated with numeric data containing the numeric string are extracted. An exactly matching one of the extracted pieces of registration information is sorted in a high rank and displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: J-Data Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Sasaki, Atsushi Ito, Tetsuya Ban
  • Patent number: 8213595
    Abstract: A method for adjusting caller ID information includes receiving at a call device a caller ID message that includes a calling number. An address book associated with the call device is searched. An address book telephone number having the matching area code or local exchange number is analyzed to determine if the first digits of both address book phone number and calling number constitute a “1.” If the first digit in both numbers is the same, the calling number is stored unadjusted, while if the first digits differ, the calling number is adjusted. A method for adjusting caller ID information includes comparing the format of a received calling phone number to a set of predetermined criteria that are used to enable a “truncate” function in a context-sensitive “delete” button only when a predetermined criterion is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: VTech Communications Limited
    Inventor: Holger Janssen
  • Patent number: 7986771
    Abstract: The embodiments include a system, a computer readable medium, and a method for establishing a communication connection after searching the World Wide Web for relevant phone information. The system can include a first communication device for forming at least one communication connection between the first communication device and a second communication device, search means adapted to accept a query, access means adapted to (i) search and identify relevant phone number information using the query (ii) create at least one icon to link the first communication device to a relevant phone number included in the relevant phone number information identified by the query, and (iii) reformulate the query if no relevant phone numbers are identified during the search. The system also includes click-to-dial means adapted to establish at least one communication connection from the first communication device to the second communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Junlan Feng, Mazin Gilbert, Narendra Gupta
  • Patent number: 7940907
    Abstract: Upon receiving a service code from a calling party, a list of parties previously called by the calling party is retrieved. An audio message is generated based on the list, and communicated to the calling party. A dialed input indicating a selected party from the list is received from the calling party. Based on the dialed input, a call between the calling party and the selected party is initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Raymond Walden Bennett, III, Robert Wesley Bossemeyer, Jr., Gayle Roberta Ekstrom, Laura Marie Griffith, Edmond W. Israelski, Denise Violetta Kagan, Richard Peter Krupka, Donald Bernard Liebrecht, Jordan Howard Light, Karen Jeanne Pelletier, Michael Steven Pickard, Bruce Edward Stuckman, Barry James Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20100322409
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide a method and technique for operating a computing device. An interface is displayed for enabling the computing device to control a voicemail system. The interface includes one or more display objects, wherein each display object is selectable by a user to enter a command input assigned to that display object. A selection is detected of any one of the one or more display objects, and the command input assigned to the display object is identified. A signal tone is generated corresponding to the command input. The signal input may be transmitted across a network to the voicemail system to communicate a command to the voicemail system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: PALM, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Haitani, Gregory Shirai, Nancy Gayed, Ramachandran Venkataraman, Thomas Kier, Skrikiran Prasad
  • Patent number: 7809128
    Abstract: Methods and systems for per-session traffic rate policing in a media gateway include receiving voice over IP (VoIP) packets at a media gateway where it is determined whether each VoIP packet is associated with an existing VoIP session in the media gateway. A per-session traffic rate policing policy is applied to the packets associated with the existing sessions in the media gateway. In response to determining that a packet violates the per-session traffic rate policing policy, the packet is discarded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Genband US LLC
    Inventors: San-Qi Li, Yen Shei
  • Patent number: 7804616
    Abstract: A data transmission apparatus includes a holding portion that holds specified transmission destination information, and a control portion that controls the holding portion to keep holding the transmission destination information even after completion of data transmission based on the transmission destination information and stand by in a state of being capable of subsequently transmitting different data to the same transmission destination. The control portion permits or forbids holding of the transmission destination information based on the contents of data transmission. An image data transmission apparatus determines the presence or absence of a possibility that a set transmission destination is an erroneously set transmission destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuji Okamoto, Shuhji Fujii, Syoichiro Yoshiura
  • Patent number: 7720207
    Abstract: An enhanced telephone emulation computer system including a minidialer program for controlling a computer to add telephony functions which can be invoked from whatever active program is currently controlling the computer. The minidialer program controls the computer to alter its processing depending upon the context existing at the time when a mouse click or hot key combination event is detected indicating the user wishes to invoke a telephony function. The minidialer program determines whether the user has highlighted any text or numbers in the active window of the application currently controlling the computer and whether the highlighted material is a name or a phone number, and if a name, whether the name is stored with a phone number in a phone book or file maintained on the computer. Processing and telephony menu options displayed as available also depend upon whether the user is or is not on the phone at the time the mouse click or hot key event occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Michael D. Stanford, Ronald Scott Langham
  • Patent number: RE44871
    Abstract: Disclosed are a mobile communication terminal provided with a hands-free function and a controlling method thereof comprising the steps of: setting a hands-free function of a mobile communication terminal; certifying whether an originating call command or a calling request message are received; searching information of a calling party inputted by a user's voice or an arbitrary originating party's information from a mounted telephone directory; and guiding the searched calling party's information by voice and then connecting a calling. According to this, the user can originate or receive a calling by using a voice recognition function and the hands-free function of the terminal without his hands' using even while driving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Dong-Jin Yoon
  • Patent number: RE46659
    Abstract: In a user-interface application, a computing apparatus has a user-interface to assist the user in searching for information from a data array. In an example embodiment according to the present invention, the data array is an ordered list of addresses. In a UI so equipped, the user experiences a particular sequence of events. The user begins at a point on a list of addresses. After the user rotates a jog/shuttle knob, the list rolls down a low rate. As the user rotates the jog/shuttle knob further the scroll accelerates. After a predetermined time or number of items, a helper character is displayed. This character may represent a first letter of a name or a first digit of a telephone number. The UI displays the helper character to the user. The user continues to hold the position of the jog/shuttle knob until a help character, corresponding to his/her desired selection, appears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Marcel van Os