Having Subscriber Station Equipment Patents (Class 379/92.04)
  • Patent number: 10163117
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for a model-based data analysis system is disclosed. The method includes the steps of receiving information from one or more respondents that includes at least one response to a question included in a first survey, updating a model based on the received information, and generating a second survey based on the updated model. The method may be implemented by a server application communicating with a client application via a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Knowledge Leaps Disruption, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Michael Edmonds, Dominic Fried-Booth
  • Patent number: 9972025
    Abstract: An embodiment of a system and method of surveying users on a social networking system is described which limits the frequency in which any one user is surveyed. Users are assigned into a multi-layered survey pool based on a hash value derived from a user identification number for the online social network that is assigned to the user. Users are randomly offered the opportunity to take a survey, and the subject matter of the survey is at least partially determined by the layer from which the survey obtains its sample populace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Nowak, Ye Lu, Breno Roberto, Flavio Oliveira, Brent Bannon, Wojciech Galuba
  • Patent number: 9258607
    Abstract: A disclosed example method involves determining, using a neural network at a stationary unit, a first distance of a first portable audio detector from the stationary unit, the first portable audio detector associated with a first panelist, the stationary unit located in proximity to the media presentation device. The example method also involves determining, using the neural network, a second distance of a second portable audio detector from the stationary unit, the second portable audio detector associated with a second panelist. In response to the first distance being less than a threshold distance, the media is credited as exposed to the first panelist. In response to the second distance being more than the threshold distance, the media is not credited as exposed to the second panelist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventor: Jie Chen
  • Patent number: 8953664
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method for activating a DSL. The method includes: sending, by a central office equipment, a sync frame period indication message to a customer premises equipment, where a sync frame period indicated by the sync frame period indication message is smaller than a specified sync frame period threshold; receiving a reply message sent by the customer premises equipment in response to the sync frame period indication message, where the reply message indicates whether the customer premises equipment accepts the sync frame period indicated by the sync frame period indication message; and if the reply message indicates that the customer premises equipment accepts the sync frame period, performing, by the central office equipment, vectoring training by using a corresponding sync frame within the sync frame period. The embodiments of the present invention further provide corresponding equipments, a system, and a program product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cao Shi, Zhong Pan, Jie Lv, Shicai Chen
  • Patent number: 8849323
    Abstract: The invention is an SMS distribution method for inquiries, invitations and proposals in which inquiries are sent to mobile telephone numbers included in a distribution list and their replies are collected as text messages via the SMS service (7) provided by the telecommunications network by means of a software program (1) installed on a server (2). The problem in distributing inquiries with existing SMS services has been the limited possibility of replying to the sending telecommunications operator and separating replies to several inquiries from one another. In the method embodied by this invention, universally reachable mobile network numbers (11) are used as reply addresses for the inquiries, invitations and proposals, and replies are separated from one another by means of reply addresses consisting of public mobile communication network numbers and SMS service numbers and automatically generated reply symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Bookit oy Ajanvarauspalvelu
    Inventor: Jukka Kalevi Salonen
  • Patent number: 8804926
    Abstract: A cordless telephone system provides indication of event information for customer premises equipment. The cordless telephone system includes a base station and handsets. The base station receives event information from the CPE. The base station transmits the event information to a handset, and the handset provides an indication of the event information to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Christopher J. Cotignola, Dipak R. Patel
  • Patent number: 8540514
    Abstract: Whilst partaking in a traditional electronic questionnaire survey, responses given by any one respondent are almost always influenced by that person's emotional state due to the survey format. This emotional content skews the results thus obtained making them inaccurate, so that statistical methods become necessary to interpret the results. Such a statistical analyses requires not only a minimum sample size but also to be interpreted, which can also lead to false, non repeatable results. However, by structuring the system and method of the electronic questionnaire survey in accordance with a strict set of guidelines, it is possible to measure a respondent's views on any subject matter both emotionally and rationally, together with the respondent's level of conviction. By comparing the emotional responses with the rational responses, a truly quantifiable and repeatable measure of respondent satisfaction towards the subject matter can be achieved, which also allows benchmarking as an added benefit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventor: Martin Miles Gosling
  • Patent number: 8437468
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products are disclosed that describe a network interface to a data network. A modulator-demodulator receives a modulated carrier signal from an input connection. A power circuit connected to the input connection receives electrical power from a loop plant and provides the electrical power to the modulator-demodulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L. P.
    Inventor: John Alson Hicks, III
  • Patent number: 8422647
    Abstract: A signal transmission method includes using a signal integrating device to receive a first digital signal from a network line or to transmit a second digital thereto; feeding the power transmitted from the network line into the first digital signal to form an integrated signal; using a signal converting device to restore the integrated signal back to the network line power and the first digital signal; converting a first digital signal into a first analog signal or a second analog signal received from outside into a second digital signal; and using a coiled-wire cord connecting the signal integrating device and the signal converting device to transmit the integrated signal from the signal integrating device to the signal converting device or transmit the second digital signal from the signal converting device to the signal integrating device. The invention thereby achieves transmission of digital signals by a coiled-wire cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Askey Computer Corporation
    Inventors: Cheng-Hsiung Lu, Ching-Feng Hsieh
  • Patent number: 8150429
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a method that includes receiving an electronic voting request from an originating mobile device at a recipient mobile device. Each mobile device is associated with a member of a voting group. The electronic voting request includes a voting ballot and instructions, that when executed by a processor, perform operations including generating a vote based on information in the voting ballot and transmitting the voting request to at least a portion of other members of the voting group that have not received the voting request. The operations also include receiving votes from the portion of the other members to which the voting request was transmitted and transmitting a tally of the received votes to the originating mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Lantian Zheng
  • Patent number: 8145245
    Abstract: The invention is an SMS distribution method for inquiries, invitations and proposals in which inquiries are sent to mobile telephone numbers included in a distribution list and their replies are collected as text messages via the SMS service (7) provided by the telecommunications network by means of a software program (1) installed on a server (2). The problem in distributing inquiries with existing SMS services has been the limited possibility of replying to the sending telecommunications operator and separating replies to several inquiries from one another. In the method embodied by this invention, universally reachable mobile network numbers (11) are used as reply addresses for the inquiries, invitations and proposals, and replies are separated from one another by means of reply addresses consisting of public mobile communication network numbers and SMS service numbers and automatically generated reply symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Inventor: Jukka Tapio Aula
  • Patent number: 8135331
    Abstract: A system for mobile devices that facilitates the creation and dissemination of user interest surveys to a plurality of mobile devices and PCs/laptops that comprise a user interest survey client component. A computer or PC comprising an user interest survey generator is used to generate audio assisted user interest surveys and communicate it to a distribution server for dissemination. Recipient devices, such as PCs and Mobile devices comprise an user interest survey client component to receive and present user interest survey to a user, gather user interest information, and to send it back to the distribution server or an alternate destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Inventor: Bindu Rama Rao
  • Patent number: 7904523
    Abstract: A method, system, and article of manufacture that improves the chance of getting an answer to a broadcast chat by sending the messages in subscribers in periodically delayed groups. If a group of subscribers does not produce enough suitable answers, the present invention will then rebroadcast the inquiry to another group of subscribers. This process will continue until enough suitable answers are received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Brian John Cragun
  • Patent number: 7796739
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a presence management system comprises a server unit and a plurality of terminal devices. The server unit controls a plurality of presentities and a plurality of watchers. The terminal devices may be set to any of the presentities and the watchers for other terminal devices. The server unit includes a database, a reading module and a notification processing module. The database stores a relationship table in which parameters showing relationships to each watcher for each presentity in a table form. The reading module reads each of the parameters of the watchers for presentities of their change sources from the database when changes in presence of the presentities working under the server unit. The notification processing module notifies the presences of the presentities to each watcher for the presentities of the change sources at timing in accordance with the read parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Shigeru Fukazawa
  • Patent number: 7515694
    Abstract: A method for improving user satisfaction with automated response computer driven systems is provided. In one embodiment the automated computer system utilizes a Web browser accessing at least a Web site. In another embodiment, the automated computer system is a telephonic response system with voice recognition and generation capability. In each embodiment the user is first prompted to provide indications of user language usage preferences which are then analyzed and stored in a user profile. Thereafter, subsequent information from the automated system is modified in accordance with the stored user profile before presentation to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nathan Raymond Hughes, Nishant Srinath Rao, Michelle Ann Uretsky
  • Patent number: 7469041
    Abstract: A method, system, and article of manufacture that improves the chance of getting an answer to a broadcast chat by sending the messages in subscribers in periodically delayed groups. If a group of subscribers does not produce enough suitable answers, the present invention will then rebroadcast the inquiry to another group of subscribers. This process will continue until enough suitable answers are received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Brian John Cragun
  • Patent number: 7412598
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for real-time insertion of services into an IP telephony call session are disclosed. A client initiates a service request message to a second server. The service request message includes the client identity and a requested service available from a second server. The first server determines if the client is authorized to use the requested service. If the client is authorized to use the requested service, the second server delivers the requested service to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert E Gleichauf
  • Patent number: 7321924
    Abstract: A communication scheme in which it becomes possible to improve handling of a user interface or omit tedious operations in a portable terminal device by cooperating the computer device with the portable terminal device is disclosed. The portable terminal device obtains a prescribed information regarding the computer network that is necessary or utilizable in operating an application program to be operated on the portable terminal device by being connected to the computer network, from the computer device connected to the portable terminal device via the local network, carries out a prescribed processing for the application program according to at least a part of the prescribed information, and executes the application program by using a result of the prescribed processing and being connected to the computer network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Atsushi Inoue, Yasuro Shobatake
  • Patent number: 7319863
    Abstract: A mobile device (620) provides an opinion system (600) for receiving opinions from a user and displaying results relating to the received opinion. Opinion user interface elements (621-622) receive input relating to the item of the opinion. The opinion is aggregated with other opinions received from other mobile devices and the result is provided to the user. A probability thereon may be applied to the aggregated opinions, and may be used to generate estimates of probability for a users propensity to an item based on the user's preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Assignee: Wildseed, Ltd.
    Inventors: G. Eric Engstrom, Peter Zatloukal
  • Patent number: 6873688
    Abstract: The invention relates to making a questionnaire-based survey in a cellular radio system including a central device and a number of independent terminal devices, where between the terminal devices and the central device, data transmission connections can be made. In the method, the central device receives an inquiry message and/or an inquiry table from the terminal device of the researcher, said message defining the survey group that the inquiry message relates to. The central device investigates which predetermined terminal device group and/or inquiry table stored in the central device the received inquiry message relates to, and transmits a notice of the received inquiry message, or at least part of the received inquiry message, and/or a questionnaire to those terminal devices that belong in the terminal device group that the received inquiry message relates to.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Assignee: Oy Riddes Ltd.
    Inventor: Leila Aarnio
  • Patent number: 6683943
    Abstract: A method for coordinating a generally publicly broadcast contest show with automatically dialed marketing telephone calls by which the recipients are first interrogated about their willingness to participate in the contest, and if so, they each disclose for a common data base various identifying aspects of their person. The identifying information is thereafter scanned for potential contest participant selection and once the selection is made a random number generator is used to select from these ranks the actual participants in the contest. During both the contest and in the course of collecting the particulars the keys on a telephone are used to effect interactive exchanges. In addition a voice print may be taken for positive identification. The stored particulars may also be accessed for creating marketing lists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Inventor: Richard A. Wuelly
  • Patent number: 6631184
    Abstract: A telecommunications network system and method enabling feedback and rating data corresponding to products, services, or product or service providers to be shared among users in real-time. Feedback and rating data can be entered into a database using a telecommunications device, such as a wireless telephone, a wireless hand-held data entry/storage device, PC, and the like. The user entering the data can also input community information relative to his or her community attributes and/or affiliations and the user's physical location is also entered via a user location device and system, such as GPS or a terrestrial system such as AOA, TOA, or the like. The data is stored and processed in accordance with the community and location data and is available in real-time to other users requesting the feedback/rating information. The users requesting the data can enter specific community data requirements so that the data is organized to best fit their own community attributes or affiliations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2003
    Assignee: Comverse Ltd.
    Inventor: Moshe Weiner
  • Patent number: 6601113
    Abstract: An object oriented system platform for a telecommunication system that provides subscriber services includes an upper layer containing applications in the form of base and supplementary functions providing base and supplementary services. This layer is implemented with base objects and extension objects. The base objects are object types implementing functions which may need extension in the future, each object type being designed for a particular task which can be performed with a minimum of coordination with other base objects. The extension objects are object types implementing extension functions which form extensions to the base functions and make it possible to add new services and modify and extend existing services without changing the software of a system that has already been implemented and supplied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Jari Tapani Koistinen, Einar Wennmyr, Eui Suk Chung
  • Patent number: 6523233
    Abstract: A general, low cost method for detecting and compensating any non-linear digital impairment and linear analog gain for data communication systems transmitting signals through telephone networks is disclosed. The inventive method eliminates the need of costly digital impairment tables any &mgr;-law encoders/decoders. Before each data transmission session, non-linear digital impairment and linear analog impairment is computed and then compensations for the digital and analog impairments are performed. Thereon, the actual data transmission begin. The digital impairment and analog impairment values must be computed for each data transmission session, but the values remain constant for the entirety of a session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: Agere Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhenyu Wang, JinGuo Yu
  • Patent number: 6519328
    Abstract: A method and system for transmitting data over loaded twisted pair copper wires using a low frequency offset, differential voltage, on-off keying (OOK) transmission technique are described. According to one embodiment, an analog or digital signal is sent or received and converted, if necessary, into or from serial format onto or out of a loaded twisted pair copper wire. The signal uses an OOK modulated sinusoidal offset signal with an associated differential voltage. A floating reference ground set positive or negative for the differential nature of the transmission may be required. The OOK modulated offset low frequency is being keyed to the floating ground reference that is set to a minimum signal to noise ratio (SNR) level. The SNR level may be set by adjusting the voltage separation between floating ground and the offset of the sinusoidal low frequency wave. The amplitude of the sinusoidal wave may be adjusted to provide increased transmission distance and better SNR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: Telenetwork, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Roy Rumbaugh
  • Patent number: 6457039
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus solve the problem of how to avoid IP-address collision when connecting an incoming voice phone call to an internet application. The problem is solved by, from time to time, for each entry in the list, sending a message to an application located on the IP-address and, depending on the answer or the lack of an answer, updating the list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson
    Inventors: Rabbe Fogelholm, Johan Svedberg
  • Patent number: 6456650
    Abstract: In a splitterless Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) modem 30, a receiver architecture (100) that permits monitoring of harmonics within the upstream channel of a DSL connection. The receiver (100) can detect the harmonics by monitoring the harmonics in some empty tones or specified tones. A threshold can be set to differ the normal noise power and harmonics power in those empty or specified tones. When a POTS device (10) coupled to same wire line pair (20) as the DSL modem (30) goes off-hook, the DSL modem (30) can switch from the normal state to an off-hook state in which the harmonics are reduced to minimum by transmitting only the upper sub-band tones of the upstream transmission channel at reduced power levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Yaqi Cheng, Adam M. Chellali, Michael O. Polley
  • Patent number: 6324266
    Abstract: An audience participation system is disclosed, in which the users are invited to initiate a voting process by dialling a predetermined number using one of the conventional short code memory keys on a DECT cordless telephone 1, or specialized equipment incorporating DECT technology, are connected to a Computer/Telephony Interface (CTI) unit 4 via a wireless Private Branch Exchange (WPBX) 2. The Computer/Telephony Interface Unit can use calling line identity to identify any attempted callers who are not eligible to vote, e.g. calling from remote lines. Some remote lines may be authorised to allow votes to be contributed from authorized parties elsewhere than in the local auditorium. To vote, the users transmit DTMF tones using the keys of their telephone handsets, or speak into their handsets if voice prompts are to be used. A separate channel is provided between the Computer/Telephony Interface unit 4 and each cordless telephone or remote user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Assignee: British Telecommunications public limited company
    Inventor: Robin Thomas Mannings
  • Patent number: RE44073
    Abstract: The invention is an SMS distribution method for inquiries, invitations and proposals in which inquiries are sent to mobile telephone numbers included in a distribution list and their replies are collected as text messages via the SMS service (7) provided by the telecommunications network by means of a software program (1) installed on a server (2). The problem in distributing inquiries with existing SMS services has been the limited possibility of replying to the sending telecommunications operator and separating replies to several inquiries from one another. In the method embodied by this invention, universally reachable mobile network numbers (11) are used as reply addresses for the inquiries, invitations and proposals, and replies are separated from one another by means of reply addresses consisting of public mobile communication network numbers and SMS service numbers and automatically generated reply symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Bookit Oy Ajanvarauspalvelu
    Inventor: Jukka Kalevi Salonen