Terminal Patents (Class 379/419)
  • Patent number: 10440457
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing that has a sound hole formed in an outer surface of the housing, a sound collection member that is disposed in the housing, a sound path that extends from the sound hole to the sound collection member, and a waterproof member that is disposed in the sound path and that reduces a possibility of water reaching the sound collection member via the sound hole, wherein the sound path includes a first path that has a first end coupled to the sound hole and that bends more than once from the first end to a second end of the first path, and a second path that is positioned closer to the sound collection member than the first path is and to which the waterproof member is affixed, the second path extending while having a cross-sectional shape corresponding to a shape of the waterproof member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Atsushi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 9854080
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to a speakerphone configuration for audio and/or video conferencing that includes a cavity underneath the speakerphone where cable ports are arranged. The arrangement of the cable ports are such that when a power plug is installed in the speakerphone, a telecommunication port is blocked, and vice versa. In addition, the port arrangement allows cables to attach to opposite walls in the cavity such that cables run parallel to each other within the cavity. The disclosed speakerphone may be daisy-chained together and function as a single unit. Therefore a speakerphone according to the disclosure may function as either a master unit, a mid unit, or an end unit in a string of speakerphones depending on how the speakerphone is wired. The port arrangement in the cavity increases ease for setup and daisy-chaining of multiple speakerphone units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Steven Houtchens, Göran Hauer, Johanna Liljedahl, Daniel Bodin
  • Patent number: 9621700
    Abstract: A mobile terminal device is disclosed. The device includes a display module, a communication module, a sound input module, a sound output module, a hold detection module and a control module. The communication module is configured to receive an incoming call. The sound input module is configured to receive sound from a user. The sound output module is configured to output sound of the call. The hold detection module is configured to detect that the mobile terminal device is held. The control module is configured to perform a process of notifying the caller that the user cannot take the call when the communication module receives an incoming call, the hold detection module detects that the mobile terminal device is held and then the hold detection module detects that the mobile terminal device is not held.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Narita, Yasuhiro Miki, Toshikazu Kawauchi, Tsuneyasu Inukai, Toshiaki Nade, Shinsuke Moriai
  • Patent number: 9536228
    Abstract: An improved contact management system allows users to establish contact sharing relationships with one another and store updating contacting information for these users alongside static contact information for other users in personal, private data collections. The system may allow a user to specify various levels of information sharing and customize communication options by which other users may contact them. The system may provide seamless integration with legacy contact management and/or and communication systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Gretel, LLC
    Inventors: William Earl Vernon, Lisabet Summa
  • Patent number: 9253321
    Abstract: The invention is a method of creating a dialstring for use with mobile smartphones and other computer-enabled telephones. A software app designed to implement the method recognizes input from the user (such as the initial digits of a phone number) that identifies the organization to be called, and accesses a stored representation of the IVR phone tree for that organization. The app then presents a graphical representation of all or part of the phone tree on the display of the telephone. The user can then respond to the graphical representation by providing selective inputs that cause the app to synthesize all or part of the dialstring needed to navigate the phone tree to the desired destination. Once a dialing option has been synthesized to the user's satisfaction, the user may provide additional input that the system interprets as an instruction to open a phone call and dial the synthesized number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Inventor: Zhuangzi Li
  • Patent number: 9160847
    Abstract: The invention is a method of creating a dialstring for use with mobile smartphones and other computer-enabled telephones. A software app designed to implement the method recognizes input from the user that identifies an organization to be called, and accesses a stored representation of a corresponding IVR phone tree. The app then presents a graphical representation of all or part of the phone tree on the display of the telephone in a language that is different than the language used in the phone tree. The user can then respond by providing selective inputs that cause the app to synthesize all or part of the dialstring needed to navigate the phone tree to the desired destination. Once a dialing option has been synthesized to the user's satisfaction, the user may provide additional input that the system interprets as an instruction to open a phone call and dial the synthesized number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Inventors: Zhuangzi Li, Franklin M. Schellenberg
  • Patent number: 9026180
    Abstract: A portable electronic apparatus has a display, keypad, sensor and controller. Keys of the keypad are distributed within a keypad area in at least a first plane and are arranged for user actuation transversally to the first plane to provide a first type of user input. The sensor is positioned to sense navigating user actuation at the keypad area in or coincident with the first plane to provide a second type of user input. The controller is configured to control a focus position on the display in response to the second type of user input; associate a plurality of display subareas of the display with respective keys of the keypad; and accept, for user input of the second type, user actuation of an actuated key among the keys as a selection of a selectable item presented at the focus position in a particular display subarea associated with the actuated key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Unwired Planet, LLC
    Inventor: Jacob Strom
  • Patent number: 9001996
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus and a light-transmissive cover plate are disclosed. The electronic apparatus includes an image display device that includes an image display surface; a casing that houses at least a portion of periphery of the image display device; a light-transmissive cover plate that includes a first surface facing the image display surface, at least a peripheral edge region of the first surface is bonded to the casing; and a joining member that bonds the peripheral edge region of the first surface to the casing. The joining member has a Young's modulus smaller than that of the light-transmissive cover plate. The light-transmissive cover plate includes a gradual reduction area, and in this gradual reduction area, thickness is gradually reduced towards an outermost edge. At least a portion of the peripheral edge region of the first surface of the light-transmissive cover plate is included in the gradual reduction area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Uto, Kuniaki Mitsuda
  • Patent number: 8948724
    Abstract: According to an exemplary embodiment of the invention, when a mail is received, the mail content is analyzed by a message analysis circuit performing analysis according to a keyword set in advance and read operation of the mail of the hands-free function is controlled, thereby enabling privacy protection in the vicinity of a mobile telephone or from passengers of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Haruo Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 8855272
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system for implementing a CLIP service, which includes: a resource storage entity used for storing multimedia resources subscribed by a calling terminal; a resource playing entity used for downloading the multimedia resources from the resource storage entity and playing the multimedia resources; a CLIP service management entity used for obtaining a storage address of the multimedia resources and sending the storage address of the multimedia resources to the resource playing entity. Embodiments of the present invention further provide a method and apparatus for implementing the CLIP service. The system, method and apparatus for implementing the CLIP service in the embodiments of the present invention enable the calling terminal to subscribe to the multimedia resources for a called terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Inventergy, Inc.
    Inventor: Junxian Zhao
  • Patent number: 8780160
    Abstract: A portable terminal equipped with a projector and a method for displaying data using the portable terminal provides capabilities for both conferencing and video presentations. When a projection function is selected in the portable terminal while the portable terminal is making a video call with other portable terminal, presentation data that will be output via the projector is transmitted to another portable terminal. The presentation data and image data transmitted from the other portable terminal is output via the projector of the portable terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Han Shil Choi, Ki Choon Gong, Tae Young Kim, Sung Bae Kim
  • Patent number: 8588374
    Abstract: Telephone test sets include a telephone test set housing and at least one lead that extends away from the telephone test set housing. The lead is configured to be coupled to a telephone line. A light source, a data port and/or a display are integrated with the telephone test set housing. The light source is configured to project light away from the telephone test set to illuminate an area adjacent the telephone test set. The data port is configured to receive a data jack operatively associated with a communications device. The display is configured to display identification information associated with the telephone line. Related methods and systems are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Blake R. Urban, Jorge Cobas
  • Patent number: 8571205
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system which supports a dual-purpose aperture for an electronic device. This system includes a first component configured to perform an acoustic function through the aperture and a second component configured to perform a non-acoustic function through the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael N. Rosenblatt, Michael M. Lee, Justin L. Gregg
  • Patent number: 8565405
    Abstract: A telephone handset is provided with a user interface which includes a display unit, audio output unit and various user actuable keys. A phone controller implements and responds to instructions from the user interface. Where the instructions from the user interface request the connection of a call, the phone controller connects the handset to a PSTN via one of a plurality of connection means provided. Similarly, in the event of an incoming call connection request received via any one of the connection means, the phone controller enables the connection of the call. The user may choose to accept or reject the connection using the interface. The handling of an incoming or outgoing call is determined by a connection routing engine. The connection routing engine comprises an identification unit, a rules unit, a comparison unit and an enabling unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Panaram Limited
    Inventors: Garry Partington, Howard John Simms, Adam John Fleming, Benjamin James Last, Graham Nigel Dean
  • Patent number: 8488777
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a microphone coupler system for a microphone mounted on a printed circuit board (PCB) for a communication device. The system comprises a boot assembly to enclose the microphone and to direct acoustic signals to the microphone within the communication device, the boot assembly having a coupling section shaped to hold the microphone with the aperture facing upward from the PCB and an elongated section extending from the coupling section. In the system, an acoustic channel for the microphone is formed in part by the boot assembly when the boot assembly is mounted over the microphone. The system may further comprise a platform having an aperture, the platform for mounting on the PCB over the microphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Larry Hawker, George Mankaruse, James Infanti
  • Patent number: 8447030
    Abstract: A dual mode communication device comprises a first mode chip, a second mode chip, a switch, a first headphone jack, and a second headphone jack. The first headphone jack is electronically and selectively connected to the first mode chip or to the second mode chip through the switch. The second headphone jack is electronically connected to the second mode chip. The dual mode phone can simultaneously establish two voice communications with two other communication devices using the first mode chip and the second mode chip by respectively transmitting voice signals of the two voice communications through the first headphone jack and the second headphone jack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., Chi Mei Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Tao-Liang Li
  • Patent number: 8411128
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for controlling a camera of a portable terminal are provided. The method includes determining a rate at which at least a portion of a subject occupies an input image obtained in a video phone call from camera, comparing the determined rate with a preset reference level, automatically controlling a zoom function of the camera according to the comparison result, and transmitting the input image obtained from the camera in which the zoom function is automatically controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kyung Won Kang
  • Patent number: 8351992
    Abstract: A portable electronic apparatus (300) has a display (320) and a keypad (340) with a plurality of keys (342), the keys being distributed within a keypad area (341) in at least a first plane, and the keys being arranged for key-pressing user actuation transversally to the first plane so as to provide a first type of user input. The apparatus also has sensor means (430, 450, 348) positioned to sense navigating user actuation at the keypad area in or coincident with said first plane so as to provide a second type of user input, and a controller (301) configured to control a focus position (323) on the display (320) in response to user input of the second type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Jacob Ström
  • Publication number: 20120314850
    Abstract: The described embodiment of the system relates to software and hardware related to smart phones and programmable phones, on hold messages, putting callers on hold and taking them off hold, visual indications on such phones of the active inactive status of callers who are on hold, and key pad communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas Love, Paul James, Matthew Cerullo
  • Patent number: 8330614
    Abstract: A telemetry system is described in which a plurality of channels are coupled to a bus. A control subsystem controls the channels so that one of the channels presents to the bus during its designated time period a channel characteristic. The control subsystem interrogates in the analog domain each of the channels during its designated time period, and forms a signal representative of the channel characteristic. The control subsystem may combine one or more of the signals into a digital packet, and transmit the same via transceiver over a wireless network. The channels may be contained within a submersible enclosure and displaced at intervals along the bus, thereby forming an array for monitoring waterborne threats. The array may lie along an ocean floor, may be towed by a marine vehicle, or may suspended from a deployable buoy containing the control subsystem, transceiver, and a remote power source. The array may further comprise a defensive countermeasure deployable responsive to detecting a threat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems
    Inventors: Michael D. Holt, Kenneth B. Tysinger, J. Lamar Chancey
  • Patent number: 8301134
    Abstract: There is provided a main device of a cordless telephone system that performs communication with at least one additional device, each of which includes a search unit that intermittently searches for a radio wave generated from the main device, and a search stopping unit that stops execution of the search unit after a state in which the search unit does not receive a radio wave continues for a predetermined time. The main device includes a radio wave generating unit, an operation stopping unit that stops an operation of the radio wave generating unit, and a temporary returning unit that temporality recovers the operation of the radio wave generating unit and stops the operation of the radio wave generating unit after the additional device executes multiple searches by using the search unit after stopping the operation of the radio wave generating unit, but before the predetermined time elapses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hideki Arimoto
  • Patent number: 8295455
    Abstract: A computer system including telephone functionality. The computer system includes a first keyboard and a first display. The computer system also includes a processor having at least a first functional unit and a second functional unit, and further includes a phone portion. The computer system may operate in a first mode, a second mode, or a third mode. In the first mode, only the phone portion is activated. In the second mode, the phone portion and first functional unit of the processor are activated. In the third mode, each of the phone portion, the first functional unit, and the second functional unit are activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: VIA Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Chi Chang
  • Patent number: 8290546
    Abstract: A connector for receiving a cylindrical plug includes a body defining a plug aperture and a cavity for receiving the cylindrical plug. A plurality of electrical contacts in communication with the cavity make electrical connections with the cylindrical plug and retain the cylindrical plug. A microphone is coupled to the body such that the plug aperture and the cavity provide an acoustic path to the microphone. The microphone may be at an end of the connector opposite the plug aperture or on a side of the connector adjacent the plug aperture. The connector allows a microphone to be added to a device, such as a mobile telephone, without the need for an additional external aperture. The microphone in the connector may operate with a second microphone and processing electronics in the device to provide audio processing functions such as noise cancellation or audio beamforming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Shaohai Chen, Phillip George Tamchina, Richard Hung Minh Dinh, Jae Han Lee, Trent Weber, Michelle Yu, Adam D. Mittleman
  • Patent number: 8260343
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a printed circuit board and a speaker box defining an acoustic volume between spaced apart first and second speaker box walls with the first speaker box wall being between the second speaker box wall and the printed circuit board. A loudspeaker may be coupled to the first speaker box wall, and the loudspeaker may include an acoustic actuator that is configured to generate displacements in response to an electrical signal applied thereto. The loudspeaker may further include a speaker membrane that is mechanically coupled to the acoustic actuator and that is configured to deflect in directions toward and away from the second speaker box wall responsive to displacements of the acoustic actuator. Related assemblies and methods are also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: William Chris Eaton, Randolph Cary Demuynck, Kok Eng Looi
  • Patent number: 8218533
    Abstract: A telephone is described that allows any arbitrary combination of key strokes, including numerical keys, extension keys, as well as function keys such as TRANSFER, CONFERENCE, etc., to be programmed such that the entire sequence of key strokes can be recalled with the touch of a single button. The phone can be programmed directly by operation of the telephone user interface on the phone (i.e., the keys, phone display, and speaker prompting the user) and a program button dedicated to the feature of programming a separate programmable button to map to the specified key sequence. The feature can be implemented in advanced telephones capable of voice over Internet Protocol networks, and supporting the Session Initiation Protocol. In these more advanced phones, the programming can be done by a system administrator or by the user of the phone via a computer with internet access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Vikas Vashisht, Anoop Tripathi, Jaideep Abichandani, Hui Dai
  • Patent number: 8170202
    Abstract: There is described a method, a terminal device, and a communication system for programming a button of a communication terminal device whereby a user input on the communication terminal device activates an application on a data processing device associated with the communication terminal device. The activated application triggers the display of button programming information for selection for a respective button programming. The selection of one of the displayed button programming information messages on the data processing device triggers the assignment of the associated button programming to the button on the communication terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Enterprise Communications GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Holger Lankes, Thomas Lederer, Stephan Schaade
  • Patent number: 8064970
    Abstract: A hinge assembly includes a first frame member having two spaced-apart portions with a first pair of opposing cam slots defining a first cam path. A second frame member has two spaced-apart portions with a second pair of opposing cam slots defining a second cam path and a second cam pin in the second pair of opposing cam slots. A first cam pin is in the first pair of opposing cam slots and moves along the pin cam path. A second cam pin is in the second pair of opposing cam slots and moves along the second cam path. The frame members are configured to move between a closed position and an open position as the first and second cam pins move in the respective first and second cam paths when the first and second frame members are rotated between the closed position and the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: David W. Gaddy, Veli Matti Maata, Sang Beom Kim
  • Patent number: 8064947
    Abstract: A portable device and an information management method are provided whereby personal information can be safely shared between two systems. Each entry of telephone directory information includes callee identification information identifying a callee to be called by mobile phone function and is readable from and updatable by an information processor. Use restriction information shows availability of each telephone directory information entry and includes read permission information indicating whether each telephone directory information entry can be read out or not. When a request to read out an entry of the telephone directory information is received from another information processor, a use restriction processor looks up the use restriction information corresponding to the requested entry of the telephone directory information and, if readout of the requested entry is permitted, permits the requested entry of the telephone directory information to be read out and provided to the information processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Hajime Katsumata
  • Patent number: 8031864
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system which supports a dual-purpose aperture for an electronic device. This system includes a first component configured to perform an acoustic function through the aperture and a second component configured to perform a non-acoustic function through the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael N. Rosenblatt, Michael M. Lee, Justin L. Gregg
  • Patent number: 8014836
    Abstract: Telephone apparatus in that a front cover 3 and a rear cover 4 are combined with each other to form a main body 2, and various components are provided in the main body 2. The front cover 3 includes a transmitter 5, an operating unit 6, a display unit 7, and a receiver 8 from the bottom of the main body 2. In the front cover 3, a main tone hole 85 is provided in the vicinity of a speaker 82, and a sub-tone hole 86 is provided below the speaker 82.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiharu Konomi, Yoshikazu Okada
  • Patent number: 8005207
    Abstract: The invention provides a microphone coupler system for a communication device. The coupler system comprises: a microphone; a printed circuit board (PCB) to connect to the microphone; a platform having an aperture; a boot assembly to enclose the microphone and to direct acoustic signals to the microphone; and an acoustic channel formed in part by the boot assembly and a bottom surface of the platform when the boot assembly is mounted over the microphone and the platform is mounted over the boot assembly. The boot assembly has a coupling section shaped to hold the microphone with the aperture facing upward from the PCB and a lateral rib extending around its exterior to mate with an interior surface of the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Larry Hawker, George Mankaruse, James Infanti
  • Patent number: 7996050
    Abstract: An input device for an electronic device is provided that includes a base, a frame pivotally connected to the base, a roller member rotatably supported by the frame, and at least one button pivotally connected at a side of the base. An electronic device is also provided that includes a first body, a second body pivotally attached to the first body, and an input device located in the first body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Chang-Bai Won, Jin-Hyung Cho, June-Wook Jeong
  • Publication number: 20110176647
    Abstract: An apparatus having a plurality of power supply domains and a plurality of logic components. Each of the plurality of logic components residing within a different one of the plurality of power supply domains. Each of the plurality of logic components is configured to operate with a corresponding clock signal within a respective one of the plurality of power supply domains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventor: Gabriel Li
  • Publication number: 20110103576
    Abstract: A telephone handset is provided with a user interface which includes a display unit, audio output unit and various user actuable keys. A phone controller implements and responds to instructions from the user interface. Where the instructions from the user interface request the connection of a call, the phone controller connects the handset to a PSTN via one of a plurality of connection means provided. Similarly, in the event of an incoming call connection request received via any one of the connection means, the phone controller enables the connection of the call. The user may choose to accept or reject the connection using the interface. The handling of an incoming or outgoing call is determined by a connection routing engine. The connection routing engine comprises an identification unit, a rules unit, a comparison unit and an enabling unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: PANARAM LIMITED
    Inventors: Garry Partington, Howard John Simms, Adam John Fleming, Benjamin James Last, Graham Nigel Dean
  • Patent number: 7856259
    Abstract: A portable communication device including a casing having a front section and a back section is provided. The back section may at least partly made of an electrically conducting material. The casing also may enclose a ground plane and a radio circuit that is connected to a radiation receiving antenna element and the ground plane. The radiation receiving antenna element is provided in an area of electrically conducting material of the back section of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventor: Jonas Bergh
  • Publication number: 20100290616
    Abstract: A telephone includes a phone-set and a handset. The phone-set includes an infrared emitter and a processor driving the infrared emitter to emit infrared light. When the telephone is on-hook, the infrared light is reflected to the handset. The handset reflects the infrared light back to the phone-set, and the infrared light reflected back from the handset is eventually received by an infrared detector of the phone-set. Thus, the processor determines on/off-hook states of the telephone according to reception of the infrared light by the infrared detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: JIN-JYE CHOU
  • Patent number: 7832565
    Abstract: A structure of housing is to be arranged in such a way as not to involve a complication of a manufacturing process or damage to a sealing rubber, and moreover, not to involve a decrease in a mounting area of an electronic substrate, either.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Satoru Sasaki
  • Patent number: 7778663
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hinge module for a three-step open type portable terminal and a portable terminal having the same, in which a body of the portable terminal is divided into three body sections and semi-automatically slides. The portable terminal includes a hinge module, which couples the upper body to the intermediate body in such a manner that the upper body is movable in a transverse direction relative to the intermediate body and couples the lower body to the intermediate body in such a manner that the lower body is movable in a longitudinal direction relative to the intermediate body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Virgin Mobile USA, L.P.
    Inventor: Choi Bong Doo
  • Publication number: 20100195818
    Abstract: The invention relates to a termination (1) for telecommunication and data engineering, comprising a housing (10) which contains terminal strips for connecting up a prescribed number of pairs, wherein the housing (10) is designed to have mounting means which can be used to mount the housing (10) on supports (60), wherein the terminal strips are in the form of printed circuit board connectors (50), wherein the housing (10) contains a plurality of printed circuit boards (70) which are accessible from the front and the rear of the housing (10), wherein the printed circuit board connectors (50) are plugged onto the printed circuit boards (70) from the front of the housing (10) and are plugged onto the printed circuit boards (70) from the rear of the housing (10), wherein the printed circuit boards (70) hold conductor tracks which are respectively used to connect a contact on a printed circuit board connector (50) from the front to a contact on a printed circuit board connector (50) from the back.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: ADC GmbH
    Inventors: Adrian Benedetto, Harald Klein
  • Patent number: 7747010
    Abstract: A telephony software client application for handling the insertion and removal of logical audio devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Rowe, Keith Weiner
  • Patent number: 7728209
    Abstract: A stringed instrument wireless communication device includes a wireless communication device housing including a front; graphical elements on the front corresponding to data to be input into the wireless communication device; and a stringed instrument keypad including a plurality of frets extending along the front of the wireless communication device housing and a plurality of strings extending substantially perpendicular to and above the plurality of frets. The graphical elements are respectively disposed on the front between frets and adjacent to the strings, and the stringed instrument keypad is configured to input data corresponding to a pressed string and a graphical element adjacent to the pressed string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Kyocera Wireless Corp
    Inventor: Thomas A. Arnold
  • Patent number: 7724895
    Abstract: A cordless telephone apparatus includes: a battery which is rechargeable with a direct current based on an electric energy supplied from an outside of the cordless telephone apparatus; a constant current circuit which limits the direct current charged into the battery to a constant current; a voltage-dividing resistor which divides a direct voltage inputted into the constant current circuit; an A/D converter which converts a value of the direct voltage divided by the voltage-dividing resistor into digital data; a charging-state acquiring portion which acquires a charging state of the battery based on the digital data from the A/D converter; and a charging-state informing portion which informs the charging state of the battery acquired by the charging-state acquiring portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki-Kaisha
    Inventor: Fumihiro Sunda
  • Patent number: 7711111
    Abstract: A mobile phone at least includes a first back cover, a second back cover and a main body. The first back cover has a first fastening part on its inner wall. The second back cover has a first interfering part on its inner wall. The first back cover and the second back cover are assembled with the main body. The main body has a resilient hook including a resilient arm, a second fastening part and a second interfering part. One end of the resilient arm is fixed to the main body, and the second fastening part is provided on the other end of the resilient arm. The second interfering part is provided on the resilient arm. When the second back cover is separated from the main body, the first interfering part pushes against the second interfering part to drive the second fastening part to separate from the first fastening part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Asustek Computer Inc.
    Inventor: Chih-Hung Chuang
  • Patent number: 7668307
    Abstract: A portable electronic device (10, 24, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130) is provided having a base unit (12) and a plurality of add-on components (14), each encased within a moldable/conformal material (22). Each component (14) comprises component circuitry and communication circuitry for communicating with at least one of the base unit (12) and one of the other components (14). The base unit (12) and the component circuitry of the plurality of add-on components (14) comprise the electronics for the portable electronic device. A moldable material (22) encases at least a portion of each of the plurality of components (14) and the base unit (12), wherein the moldable material (22) of all of the components (14) and base unit (12) may be joined to form the integrated portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph W. Bostaph
  • Publication number: 20100026345
    Abstract: An apparatus having a plurality of power supply domains and a plurality of logic components. Each of the plurality of logic components residing within a different one of the plurality of power supply domains. Each of the plurality of logic components is configured to operate with a corresponding clock signal within a respective one of the plurality of power supply domains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: Cypress Semiconductor Corp.
    Inventor: Gabriel Li
  • Publication number: 20100027773
    Abstract: A telephone apparatus has a base station (1) with a connection to a PSTN line (11), and a handset (2) connectable with the base station and to the PSTN therethrough. A memory stores a database of telephone numbers each associated with a picture, and a processor enables downloading of a picture to the database. An input device (18) enables the picture to be associated with a telephone number and the telephone number to be saved in the database in association with the picture. A display (18) displays pictures/and or numbers from the database by means of a selector such a scroll wheel (24) and a dialling initiator such as a key (21) causes the telephone apparatus to dial the number associated with the picture displayed on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventors: Richard Frederick Wallis, Samuel David Wilson
  • Publication number: 20090264147
    Abstract: A telephone terminal (10) includes: an operation unit (11) inputting an operation signal corresponding to an operation of a user; a sound input unit (16) inputting a sound signal corresponding to sound captured from an outside; a signal processing unit (14) converting the sound signal from the sound input unit to a transmission signal; a control unit (15) interrupting propagation of the sound signal inputted to the signal processing unit at the time when the operation signal from the operation unit is recognized. With the configuration, sound generated by a terminal operation such as a key operation during a telephone call in a telephone terminal can be easily prevented from being sent to the other party.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2006
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: Jun Kuroda, Yukio Murata, Ukyou Mori
  • Patent number: 7592899
    Abstract: A telemetry system is described in which a plurality of channels are coupled to a bus. A control subsystem controls the channels so that one of the channels presents to the bus during its designated time period a channel characteristic. The control subsystem interrogates in the analog domain each of the channels during its designated time period, and forms a signal representative of the channel characteristic. The control subsystem may combine one or more of the signals into a digital packet, and transmit the same via transceiver over a wireless network. The channels may be contained within a submersible enclosure and displaced at intervals along the bus, thereby forming an array for monitoring waterborne threats. The array may lie along an ocean floor, may be towed by a marine vehicle, or may suspended from a deployable buoy containing the control subsystem, transceiver, and a remote power source. The array may further comprise a defensive countermeasure deployable responsive to detecting a threat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Holt, Kenneth B. Tysinger, J. Lamar Chancey
  • Publication number: 20090232298
    Abstract: The invention provides a microphone coupler system for a communication device. The coupler system comprises: a microphone; a printed circuit board (PCB) to connect to the microphone; a platform having an aperture; a boot assembly to enclose the microphone and to direct acoustic signals to the microphone; and an acoustic channel formed in part by the boot assembly and a bottom surface of the platform when the boot assembly is mounted over the microphone and the platform is mounted over the boot assembly. The boot assembly has a coupling section shaped to hold the microphone with the aperture facing upward from the PCB and a lateral rib extending around its exterior to mate with an interior surface of the platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventors: Larry HAWKER, George Mankaruse, James Infanti
  • Patent number: RE44942
    Abstract: A mobile communication device is provided. The mobile communication device includes a terminal body, and a speaker module located in the terminal body. The speaker module includes an enclosure located in the terminal body, the enclosure defining a chamber therein, and a speaker having a front surface and a rear surface, the speaker being located in the enclosure such that the front surface of the speaker is exposed from the enclosure and the rear surface thereof is positioned within the chamber, to allow a sound generated from the rear surface to resonate within the chamber. A mutual interference between the sound generated from the front side of the sound emission part and the sound emitted from the rear side thereof can be reduced to thereby improve the performance of the middle and low sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sung-Tae Lee, Jin-Ho Kim, Jeong-Hoon Kang