Card (e.g., Sim Or Magnetic Strip Card) Patents (Class 379/433.09)
  • Patent number: 9924602
    Abstract: A modular display or modular camera that is an integrated portion of a mobile phone hardware of a mobile phone can be selected. The modular display/camera component includes a connector having pin-outs that permit data transfer. Traces electronically connect the pin-outs to other electronics of modular display/camera. The modular display/camera when integrated to the logic board is coupled to the logic board by coupling the connector to a matching socket of the logic board. The modular display/camera can be manually removing from the logic board and can be physically mated to a different matching socket within a different device. Thus, the modular display/camera of the mobile phone can be repurposed/reused/recycled for the different device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventor: Brian K. Buchheit
  • Patent number: 9893754
    Abstract: An electronic device case is provided. The electronic device includes a first case having a first groove and a second case. The second case includes a first body, a connection portion formed at the first body so as to be coupled with the first case when the first body is inserted into the first groove, and a card holding portion where a partition is formed to attach a card to the first body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Kwang Ha Shin, Yun Jae Han, Seung Hoon Lee, Byoung Uk Yoon
  • Patent number: 9681283
    Abstract: A method for tracking usage of a wireless device includes monitoring, at a tracking device connected to and different from a wireless network, information regarding a first data packet sent from a wireless device to the wireless network, wherein the information regarding the first data packet includes an identifier of the wireless device, an identifier of a first type of wireless service, and an amount of data included in the first data packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: TracFone Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Satish Ramprasad
  • Patent number: 9313823
    Abstract: A method of controlling operation of a communication device arranged to operate in a cellular communication network employing a paging signal to allow discontinuous reception for communication devices is disclosed. The communication device is arranged for three main communication states: detached state where the communication device is not registered to the cellular communication network; idle state where the communication device is registered to the cellular communication network, and receives paging signals through discontinuous reception; and active state where the communication device is registered to the cellular communication network and performs communication with the cellular communication network essentially continuously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Bengt Lindoff, Anders Wallén, Leif Wilhelmsson
  • Patent number: 9077434
    Abstract: A remote acquisition and remote operation (RARO) device utilizes simple mail service (SMS) messages to control connected electronic devices. A cellular modem, which is provided a unique phone number through a subscriber identity module (SIM) card, receives and transmits SMS messages in regards to electronic devices connected to a plurality of ports. A microprocessor translates SMS messages from a user device into electrical signals used to control the connected electronic devices, and translates electrical signals from the connected electronic devices into SMS messages, such that the user can monitor the status of the connected electronic devices. A plurality of relays and a signal converter are also connected to the plurality of ports and assist in the control and monitoring of the connected electronic devices. A power input and power cable provide a primary power source for the RARO device, while a battery supply serves as a back-up power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Inventor: Marlon Zbigniew Kasprzyk
  • Patent number: 9026175
    Abstract: An electronic device that is accessible to a first storage medium that has no communication function and a second storage medium that has a communication function and is detachable to the device, comprising: an input unit configured to input image data; a designation unit configured to designate at least one of the first storage medium and the second storage medium as a storage medium serving as a storage destination of the image data input by the input unit; and a control unit configured to, if the first storage medium is designated as the storage destination of the image data and the second storage medium is not designated, store the image data in the first storage medium and store the image data in the second storage medium as well so as to transmit the image data to an external apparatus by the communication function of the second storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Nobuhisa Kojima
  • Patent number: 8983545
    Abstract: A mobile device includes multiple subscriber identification module (SIM) cards. When a user of the mobile device requests to call a phone number, the mobile device determines a mobile telecommunications service provider of the phone number, based on service provider information received for the phone number from a service mapping server. The mobile device selects for the call a SIM card from the multiple SIM cards that is associated with the determined service provider of the phone number. The mobile device places the call to the phone number using the selected SIM card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: BMobile LLC
    Inventor: Fernando Torres
  • Patent number: 8971884
    Abstract: The innovation relates to a system and/or methodology for reporting registration rejections to the UICC. More specifically, the innovation relates to providing remote access to registration rejection data stored in the UICC, transmitting the registration rejection data to a service provider, executing one or more UICC applications based on the registration rejection data, and/or logging or tracking the registration rejection data. In addition, the innovation provides for automating action taken by the UICC based on the registration rejection using artificial intelligence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventor: Inderpreet Singh Ahluwalia
  • Patent number: 8892166
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method of securing private content stored in a memory are presented. The apparatus includes a processor and a memory storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations. The operations include accessing a private content identifier associated with private content. The private content identifier is based on international mobile subscriber identity information associated with a memory and a mobile station integrated services digital network number. The operations also include determining whether to grant or deny access to the private content based on the private content identifier and a memory device identifier associated with the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Huitao Liu
  • Patent number: 8825928
    Abstract: A device or “dongle” (30) is provided for controlling communications between a Subscriber Identity Module (or SIM) (12), such as of the type used in a GSM cellular telephone system, and a computer, such as a WINDOWS® operating system-based PC (10). The SIM (12) can be authenticated by the telephone network, in the same way as for authenticating SIMs of telephone handset users in the network, and can in this way authenticate the user of the PC (10) or the PC (10) itself. Such authentication can, for example, permit use of the PC (10) for a time-limited session in relation to a particular application which is released to the PC (10) after the authentication is satisfactorily completed. The application may be released to the PC (10) by a third party after and in response to the satisfactory completion of the authentication process. A charge for the session can be debited to the user by the telecommunications network and then passed on to the third party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Vodafone Group PLC
    Inventors: David Jeal, George Stronach Mudie
  • Patent number: 8768414
    Abstract: A mobile device includes multiple subscriber identification module (SIM) cards. When a user of the mobile device requests to call a phone number, the mobile device determines a mobile telecommunications service provider of the phone number, based on service provider information received for the phone number from a service mapping server. The mobile device selects for the call a SIM card from the multiple SIM cards that is associated with the determined service provider of the phone number. The mobile device places the call to the phone number using the selected SIM card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: BMobile LLC
    Inventor: Fernando Torres
  • Patent number: 8761815
    Abstract: A method, device and system for accessing mobile device user information. A Personal Content Server (PCS) is used to store mobile device user information for one or more mobile device end users. The mobile device user information can be accessed and downloaded, via a communication network, to one or more mobile devices in an appropriate manner, e.g., wirelessly or via a wired connection between the mobile device and the communication network. The mobile device user information allows one or more end users to operate at least one mobile device according to their respective user preferences. The method can include authenticating an end user before allowing user information to be downloaded to the end user's mobile device, and updating user information between the mobile device and the PCS. Mobile device user information can include user identity information, personal preferences, subscription information and application profile information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: David Ning Lai Xu, Ephrem A. Chemaly, Parikshit H. Dharawat, Eric J. Overtoom
  • Patent number: 8699390
    Abstract: The invention relates to a telecommunications chip card for carrying personalization data for connection to at least a mobile telecommunications network, said telecommunications chip card further comprising: means for receiving a dialed telephone number from a first wireless terminal coupled to a first network, wherein said first wireless terminal is adapted for initiating a call between said first wireless terminal and a second wireless terminal, wherein said dialed telephone number belongs to said second wireless terminal; means for obtaining a geographic location of said first wireless terminal; —means for fetching an access point address from a look-up table according to said geographic location, wherein said look-up table is stored in said telecommunications chip card, wherein said access point address belongs to an access point coupled to a second network and within said geographic location, wherein said second network is coupled to said first network; means for initiating a connection with said access
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Morpho Cards GmbH
    Inventor: Jeremy Norris
  • Patent number: 8666449
    Abstract: A portable telephone set includes a case having first and second sides opposite to each other, a group of keys is located on the first side of the case, and a card loading mechanism. The case includes first and second portions located on the second side. The first portion can accommodate a battery pack, and the second portion is next to the first portion and accommodates the card loading mechanism. A card in which information is stored can be loaded to the card loading mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kubo
  • Patent number: 8626179
    Abstract: A particular method includes receiving multiple requests to access a signal processing resource of a device that supports multiple subscriptions during a first time period. During the first time period, a first subscription is granted access to the signal processing resource, and a second subscription is denied access to the signal processing resource. A remedial action policy and historical information related to subscription access to the signal processing resource may be used to determine whether to grant access to the signal processing resource to the second subscription during a second time period. When access to the signal processing resource is granted to the second subscription during the second time period, hysteresis may be used to determine whether to grant access to the first subscription during a third time period after the second time period in order to preserve paging performance of the first subscription.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Francis M. Ngai
  • Patent number: 8620380
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatuses, articles, methods, and systems for utilizing a subscriber identity module having a plurality of subscriber identities for communications within wireless networks are generally described herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Pouya Taaghol
  • Patent number: 8600440
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method of securing private content stored in a memory are presented. A terminal includes a memory configured to store private content and a private content identifier associated with the private content. The private content identifier includes secure and non-user editable information. The terminal also includes a security function configured to perform a comparison of the private content identifier to a smart card identifier of a smart card accessible to the security function. The security function is further configured to grant or deny access to the private content based on a result of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Huitao Liu
  • Patent number: 8478341
    Abstract: A mobile device includes multiple subscriber identification module (SIM) cards. When a user of the mobile device requests to call a phone number, the mobile device determines a mobile telecommunications service provider of the phone number, based on service provider information received for the phone number from a service mapping server. The mobile device selects for the call a SIM card from the multiple SIM cards that is associated with the determined service provider of the phone number. The mobile device places the call to the phone number using the selected SIM card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Bmobile LLC
    Inventor: Fernando Torres
  • Patent number: 8473007
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an IC card, which interprets and executes a command instruction from an external device, and returns the execution result as a response, includes a command generation unit configured to generate a request command which requests the external device to execute a specific operation in response to a specific command instruction from the external device, a storage unit configured to store the generated request command in a memory, a notification unit configured to notify the external device of generation of the request command when a response to the specific command instruction is sent, and notify the external device of the request command when the external device instructs to fetch the request command, and a discard unit configured to discard the request command in the storage unit when the external device instructs to discard the request command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Atsushi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8391923
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method of securing private content stored in a memory are presented. A terminal includes a memory configured to store a private content identifier associated with private content. The private content identifier includes international mobile subscriber identity information of a smart card associated with a user that is authorized to access the private content. A particular smart card includes a smart card identifier associated with the particular smart card. The terminal also includes a security function configured to perform a comparison of the private content identifier to the smart card identifier and to grant access to the private content when a result of the comparison is positive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Huitao Liu
  • Patent number: 8385976
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multi-SIM cellular telephone capable of accessing information on multiple SIM cards for multiple cellular service subscriptions while simultaneously accessing full functionality of all other features on the handset. It allows users to insert multiple SIM cards, each with a unique IMSI number associated with a unique cellular service subscription. The user can remove any SIM card and port to other handsets at his/her discretion. Purchasing extra cellular service for such purposes as business use is less expensive than was heretofore possible. Some services are only required on one subscription in order for the service to be used since the microprocessor assesses the features of each subscription and applies the required functionality to that SIM card. The multi-SIM cellular telephone also has a phone number that is associated with the handset; this number allows communication to and from the user of the multi-SIM phone on any installed subscription.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Inventor: Bobby D. Middleton
  • Patent number: 8374649
    Abstract: A portable terminal in which an application area in a contactless IC chip can be shared by a plurality of users. The portable terminal is provided with the IC chip that has a contactless communication function enabling use of a plurality of services. In addition, the portable terminal is provided with an application area information storage unit that stores application area information for associating users, application identifiers for identifying applications corresponding to services to be used, and plural application areas provided in the IC chip; and an application area control unit that puts into a useable state an application area of a user corresponding to the identification information in the IC chip, based on the application area information and the identification information for identifying the users, read from a loaded storage medium; wherein the plurality of services that use the contactless communication function can be used by each user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Satoshi Aoki
  • Patent number: 8364203
    Abstract: A contact allocation method for a subscriber smart card (300) in a mobile terminal (100) fitted with said card, the mobile terminal including at least first and second electronic modules (130, 140) suitable for communicating with the subscriber smart card (300) using respective first and second communications protocols. To enable the way in which the contacts of the subscriber smart card (300) are allocated to be managed dynamically, the card is connected to the first and to the second electronic modules (130, 140) in alternation by selectively connecting at least one contact (C4) of said card to the first or to the second electronic module (130, 140).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: St-Ericsson S.A.
    Inventors: Olivier Morel, Alan Kerdraon, Olivier Briot, Philippe Maugars
  • Patent number: 8364205
    Abstract: A mobile phone includes at least two subscriber identity module (SIM) cards. The mobile phone queries a number portability database (NPDB) for at least two telecom operators of the at least two SIM cards. The mobile phone queries the NPDB for a telecom operator of an outgoing number dialed using the mobile phone. The mobile phone selects one SIM card with one telecom operator same as the telecom operator of the outgoing number from the at least two SIM cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hish-Hsien Tsai, Yi-Wen Liu
  • Patent number: 8249581
    Abstract: A method for testing working states of a mobile phone. The mobile phone is switched from a first working state to a second working state automatically by a switch module. In the first working state, a non-emergency phone number with a subscriber identity module card can be connected. The non-emergency phone number is dialed to test the working state of the mobile phone. The mobile phone is switched from the second working state to the first working state automatically by a switch module. The non-emergency phone number is dialed to test the working state of the mobile phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Qing-Hua Liu
  • Patent number: 8200282
    Abstract: A portable electronic device comprises a housing and a chip card ejecting mechanism. The housing has a mounting portion defined therein. The ejecting mechanism includes a holder and a controlling module. The holder is slidably accommodated in the mounting portion of the housing. The controlling module includes a button and an ejecting element. The button releasably secures with the holder in the mounting portion. The ejecting element resistes against the holder to provide an elastic force for driving the holder slid. When the button is pressed, the holder is released and the ejecting element ejects the holder outwardly from the mounted portion of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Hua-Xiang Liang, Hsiao-Hua Tu, Jun Wang
  • Patent number: 8200281
    Abstract: A removable card for use with a mobile wireless communication device has a processor and a non-volatile memory, connected to the processor. The removable card has electrical connections for connecting to a mobile wireless communicating device for use by a user to access a common carrier network to access a network of interconnected computer networks (“Internet”). The card comprises a processor and a non-volatile memory connected to the processor. The non-volatile memory has two portions: a first portion and a second portion. The first portion is accessible by the provider of the common carrier network with the processor restricting access thereto by the user. The second portion is accessible by the provider of the common carrier network and with the processor granting access thereto to the user for storing user data therein. Finally, the removable card has logic circuit for encoding the user data to produce encrypted user data, for storing in the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Greenliant LLC
    Inventor: Bing Yeh
  • Patent number: 8195234
    Abstract: A method for sharing a mobility status in a mobile station with a first subscriber identity card and a second subscriber identity card is provided. The mobility status indicating the movement extent of the mobile station is obtained by the first subscriber identity card being currently camping on a first cell of a first network operator. Settings corresponding to a mobility-dependent procedure for the second subscriber identity card being currently failure to camp on any second cell of a second network operator are configured, thereby enabling the mobility-dependent procedure to be performed with consideration of the obtained mobility status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Mediatek Inc.
    Inventors: Chia-Lan Chang, Chen-Hsuan Lee, Ming-Wan Hsu, I-Ching Niu, Ding-Chiang Tang
  • Patent number: 8190191
    Abstract: A multiple radio access technology (RAT) apparatus with mobility middleware provides a user with access to various RAT networks, such as a frequency division duplex (FDD) network and a wireless local area network (WLAN). In one embodiment, the apparatus is a dual mode FDD/WLAN converged wireless communication handset which includes a terminal equipment (TE) module having mobility middleware, an applications and protocols processor and a terminal interface (TI). The dual mode FDD/WLAN converged wireless communication handset further includes a user services identity module (USIM), a mobile termination (MT) module and a protocol stack which interface with the mobility middleware via a plurality of links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Catherine M. Livet, Debashish Purkayastha, Shamim Akbar Rahman, Guang Lu, Alan Gerald Carlton, Narayan Parappil Menon
  • Patent number: 8155700
    Abstract: Apparatus and a method of securing private content stored in a memory are presented. A terminal includes a memory configured to store a private content identifier associated with private content. The private content identifier includes a mobile station integrated services digital network number of a smart card associated with a user that is authorized to access the private content. A particular smart card includes a smart card identifier associated with the particular smart card. The terminal also includes a security function configured to perform a comparison of the private content identifier to the smart card identifier and to deny access to the private content when a result of the comparison is negative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Huitao Liu
  • Patent number: 8146153
    Abstract: In order to create and access a secure storage account in a non-volatile memory device, an account identification value is calculated. A memory identification value is read from a first non-volatile memory device. The memory identification value and the account identification value are transmitted to a second non-volatile memory device, and a calculated credential is received. A command is transmitted to create a secure storage account in the first non-volatile memory device, where the command contains the credential and the account identification value. To access the account, a sequence is transmitted, containing the account identification value and a value based on the credential. A secure storage system contains a first non-volatile memory device that stores a memory identification value and contains a secure partition accessible using a credential, a second non-volatile memory device that can compute the credential, and a host adapted to create and access the secure partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Sandisk Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Po Yuan, Javier Cañis Robles, Mei Yan, Fabrice Jogand-Coulomb, Ahmet Altay, Bahman Qawami, Patricia Dwyer, Robert Chin-Tse Chang, Oktay Rasizade, Farshid Sabet-Sharghi
  • Patent number: 8140117
    Abstract: The invention relates to a circuit board such as an SIM card for use in an apparatus such as a mobile telephone. The circuit board comprises an adaptive electromagnetic coupler, and is arranged to find the different resonance modes for the surrounding metallic structure of the apparatus, which may be of arbitrary geometry and character. The different resonance modes and resonance frequencies are influenced, and the resonance mode that gives the most efficient radiation of electromagnetic energy is selected on the desired frequency. The circuit board can be adapted to combined transmitters and receivers by the ability to put it into transmission or receiving mode with a selector switch. By connecting electromagnetic energy to the surrounding metallic structure, the electromagnetic coupler can be made small, viewed in connection with the frequency employed. This permits it to be designed as a small SIM card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Radionor Communications AS
    Inventor: Atle Saegrov
  • Patent number: 8116682
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a near field communication device containing a ZigBee communication module circuit linking with a Bluetooth communication module. A ZigBee module is equipped with a master central processing unit (CPU) to identify N-Fi communication protocol and enable wireless communication. The master CPU is connected with a communication chip to transmit or receive packets, and includes a ZigBee memory to store the packets temporarily. Besides, the master CPU is linked with a signal conversion/transmission circuit to enable internal exchange of information packets with the Bluetooth communication module. The Bluetooth communication module has a Bluetooth master CPU to control Bluetooth communication, and is connected with a Bluetooth communication chip to transmit and receive Bluetooth-based packets. Thus, the embedded Bluetooth module can be used to connect the electronic device that includes a ZigBee module to carry out transmission of NFC signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Inventor: Tang-Hsien Chang
  • Patent number: 8112124
    Abstract: A method for rapidly displaying pictures on an electronic device receives an identifier of a picture to be displayed. If processed data of the picture exists in a second memory of the electronic device, the processed data is retrieved from the second memory, and the picture is displayed. Otherwise, if processed data of the picture does not exist in the second memory, raw data of the picture is retrieved from a first memory of the electronic device, and the processed data is generated by encoding the raw data. The generated processed data are stored and the picture is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Chi Mei Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Chien-Liang Liao
  • Patent number: 8103309
    Abstract: A multiple mode multiple standby mobile terminal and self configuration method of the mobile terminal are provided for automatically configuring settings on multiple Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards. An identity module configuration method for a multiple mode multiple standby mobile terminal includes checking, when the mobile terminal powers on, reference identity information in the mobile terminal, determining whether identity information contained in an identity card attached to the mobile terminal is included in the reference identity information and establishing, when the identity information is included in the reference identity information, a connection to a communication network indicated by the identity information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Ki Yong Lee
  • Patent number: 8095132
    Abstract: A data processing device including a microcontroller and configured to communicate with at least one remote system distributed on a network. The data processing device and the remote system are adapted to store a plurality of parameters identifying a user account belonging to a subscriber. The data processing device comprises a one-time parameter comprising the active account attached to the device designed for a one-time use, and a permanent parameter identifying an account attached to the data processing device, the permanent parameter being deactivated. The one-time and permanent parameter are stored in the at least one remote system, and the microcontroller is programmed to: use the one-time parameter to logon to the network when the data processing device is switched on; and exchanges the one-time parameter with the permanent parameter, upon successful logon to the network, the permanent parameter becoming the permanent active account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Axalto S.A.
    Inventors: Diana Cheng, Michael Wai
  • Patent number: 8027701
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the invention, there is provided a mobile phone including: a first timer configured to output a first time out signal representing that a first processing is to be executed by starting a system when a first given time period has elapsed; a starting unit configured to start the system; a second timer configured to determine whether time out is brought about when the system is started from a sleeping state without determining whether the time out is brought about when the system is sleeping and output a second time out signal representing that a second processing is to be executed when it is determined that a second given time period has elapsed from a time counting start time point when the system is activated; and a second processing unit configured to execute the second processing when the second time out signal is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Fujitsu Toshiba Mobile Communications Limited
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 7979089
    Abstract: A wireless data communication card configured in accordance with an example embodiment of the invention includes a low profile antenna arrangement that does not protrude from the housing of the computing device when the wireless data communication card is inserted into the housing. The low profile design is achieved without compromising the radio frequency (“RF”) characteristics and performance of the wireless data communication card by tuning the antenna arrangement to account for conductive ground structure located within the housing of the computing device. In accordance with one practical embodiment of the invention, the wireless data communication card is compliant with IEEE Standard 802.11(b) and compliant with PCMCIA specifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: David Nghiem, Paul T. Simonette, Randy Sazenski, Matthew G. Jaenke, David H. Tran
  • Patent number: 7953443
    Abstract: Apparatus and a method of securing private content stored in a memory are presented. A terminal includes a memory to store private content. The terminal also includes a security function to compare a private content identifier with a smart card identifier that includes MSISDN information associated with the smart card, to produce a comparison result. The security function grants the smart card access to the private content when the first comparison result is positive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Huitao Liu
  • Patent number: 7925301
    Abstract: A portable telephone set includes a case having first and second sides opposite to each other, a group of keys is located on the first side of the case, and a card loading mechanism. The case includes first and second portions located on the second side. The first portion can accommodate a battery pack, and the second portion is next to the first portion and accommodates the card loading mechanism. A card in which information is stored can be loaded to the card loading mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kubo
  • Patent number: 7890140
    Abstract: Disclosed is a macro implementing method and apparatus that can perform a series of operations desired by a user through an interface between an ME (Mobile Equipment) and a SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) that support a SAT (Sim Application Toolkit). A combination of commands is provided so that a series of operations desired by the user can be performed in the ME using the SAT. The ME can provide a user-defined SAT service for automatically performing a series of operations desired by the user by combining and storing SAT commands so that a series of operations desired by the user can be performed. Thereafter a SIM application in the SIM can be successively performed using stored SAT commands. The terminal user directly constructs a single macro by tying several commands using the SAT, and thus operations that require repeated operations or complicated execution processes can successively be performed using a single execution input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Seung-Ho Lee, Sang-Young Ju
  • Patent number: 7860238
    Abstract: A terminal main body of a communication terminal is supplied power from a battery pack through a DC signal path. The terminal main body communicates with at least one additional function module providing an additional function through a communication path connected to the DC signal path so as to provide the additional function to a user. Herein, the communication path is an AC signal path. That is, a signal transmitted/received between the terminal main body and the additional function module is an AC signal, and thus, the communication path can be compatible with the DC signal path providing the power. In addition, a plurality of additional function modules can be serially connected in the form of a serial communication bus, and therefore, a user can select a plurality of additional functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, KT Corporation, SK Telecom Co., Ltd., Hanaro Telecom., Inc
    Inventors: Seok-Jin Lee, Seung-Kwon Cho, Young-Il Kim
  • Patent number: 7848780
    Abstract: In a communication terminal using UIM, when a message disabling use of a content is received not by a communication terminal containing the content to disabled, but by another communication terminal containing the same content, the content stored in a storage unit of the communication terminal which has received the message is not disabled. Mobile phone 100-1 using UIM stores a program in correlation with a telephone number stored in the UIM. When mobile phone 100-1 receives a management message to delete a program, mobile phone 100-1 interprets the content of the management message. Mobile phone 100-1 obtains a telephone number from the UIM, and deletes the content stored in correlation with the telephone number according to the management message interpreted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Satoshi Washio, Hiroshi Kawabata, Tomoo Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 7840234
    Abstract: A method and mobile communication device capable of resuming operating function of a temporarily disable SIM (subscriber identity module) card are provided. The SIM card is disposed in a mobile equipment (ME), in which a code verification state of the SIM card is recorded. When the code verification state is “verification required” state, the ME records an original personal identification number (PIN)/PIN unlock key (PIN/PUK) code corresponding to the SIM card. The method includes the steps of executing a SIM card start-up procedure; determining whether the code verification state of PIN/PUK code is the same with the state stored in the ME and whether a PIN/PUK code re-read from the SIM card is the same with the original one; and determining whether the international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) value re-read from the SIM card is the same with original one: if so, resume and re-use the SIM card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: BenQ Corporation
    Inventor: Feng-Mao Chan
  • Patent number: 7762851
    Abstract: A SIM card fixing assembly is used for fixing a SIM card to an electronic device. The electronic device includes a housing. The SIM card fixing assembly includes a receiving portion defined in the housing, a rotary member and a latching member. The rotary member is rotatable relative to the housing. The latching member is slidably fixed to the rotary member. A side surface of the receiving portion defines a retaining groove to receive an end of the SIM card. The rotary member includes a latching portion. The latching member includes a first plate and a second plate extending from an edge of the first plate. The first plate includes a resilient hook extending toward to the second plate. The second plate defines a latching slot to receive the other end of the SIM card. When the latching member is slid relative to the rotary member, the other end of the SIM card is latched into the latching slot, the resilient hook is engaged with the latching portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Chi Mei Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Han-Yu Li
  • Patent number: 7744000
    Abstract: A chip card retaining mechanism for retaining a chip card (30) mounted in a electronic device 200 is provided. The electronic device includes a housing (10) having a battery compartment (12) defined therein. The chip card retaining mechanism includes a receiving portion (14) formed on the housing for fittingly receiving the chip card therein, and a locking assembly. The receiving portion is opening in the battery compartment of the electronic device. The locking assembly includes a stop mechanism configured for preventing the chip card retreating from the receiving portion, and a latch plate (28). A first end portion of the latch plate is rotatably connected with the housing such that an opposite second end portion of the latch plate is capable of opening or closing the opening of the receiving portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Qing Yang, Chia-Hua Chen
  • Patent number: 7742787
    Abstract: A wireless data communication card configured in accordance with an example embodiment of the invention includes a low profile antenna arrangement that does not protrude from the housing of the computing device when the wireless data communication card is inserted into the housing. The low profile design is achieved without compromising the radio frequency (“RF”) characteristics and performance of the wireless data communication card by tuning the antenna arrangement to account for conductive ground structure located within the housing of the computing device. In accordance with one practical embodiment of the invention, the wireless data communication card is compliant with IEEE Standard 802.11(b) and compliant with PCMCIA specifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: David Nghiem, Paul T. Simonette, Randy Sazenski, Matthew G. Jaenke, David H. Tran
  • Patent number: 7715189
    Abstract: A laptop-type personal computer operable on power supplied from at least one of an AC adaptor and a battery pack includes a memory card loader configured to detachably load a memory card powered by at least one of the AC adaptor and the battery pack; a cover mechanism configured to cover and uncover the memory card loader; a detector configured to detect whether the memory card loader is covered by the cover mechanism; and a controller configured to control the power supply to a memory card loaded on the memory card loader when the cover mechanism uncovers the memory card loader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Keiko Iida, Katsuyoshi Onishi
  • Patent number: 7702297
    Abstract: A mobile phone includes a main body consisting of front and rear side parts; a retention groove formed in the rear side part and having pivotal holes; and a prop kept within the retention groove in the rear side part. The prop has two positioning posts pivotally inserted into the pivotal holes in the rear side part. The prop is turnable relative to the rear side part between a normal position where the prop is pressed into the retention groove, and an extended position where the prop is spaced apart from the rear side part to form an angle. Movement of the prop between the normal position and the extended position results in engagement between the positioning posts and the pivotal holes so as to permit leaning of the main body on the prop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Inventec Appliances Corp.
    Inventor: Tsung-Yao Wu
  • Patent number: 7590384
    Abstract: A method for operating a near field communication system (10) of at least a first and a second near field communication device (21, 22) is proposed. It is a basic aspect of the inventive method to provide a step (S10) of supplying action data (AD) from at least one near field communication device (22) to another one second near field communication device (21), wherein said action data (AD) are descriptive for at least one action or application to be performed within a processing section (PR) of the inventive method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Frank Dawidowsky