Having Transmission Of A Digital Message Signal Over A Telephone Line Patents (Class 379/93.01)
  • Patent number: 10419544
    Abstract: The present invention relates to communications methods, apparatus and systems for efficiently managing NAPT bindings and mappings. An exemplary embodiment of operating a communication system includes the steps of (i) receiving, at a real-time communications entity, a media session offer from a device, (ii) transmitting, from the communications entity to a Network Address and Port Translation entity (NAPT), a request signal to allocate a public Internet Protocol (IP) address and port number pair corresponding to an interface on the NAPT for the session; (iii) determining, at the communications entity, a remote IP address and port number pair corresponding to an interface on the device to be used for communicating media of the media session; (iv) transmitting, from the communications entity to the NAPT, a signal identifying the determined remote IP address and port number pair; and (v) releasing, at the NAPT, the allocated public IP address and port number pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Ribbon Communications Operating Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Tolga Asveren, Nagesh Kumar Bollapalli
  • Patent number: 10412230
    Abstract: A system and method for accessing a carrier network by a client device. The method includes: receiving a selection of a first plan from a carrier marketplace that includes at least the first plan and a second plan, wherein the first plan corresponds to a first set of services provided by a first carrier network, and the second plan corresponds to a second set of services provided by a second carrier network; downloading a carrier profile from the server device to a multi-profile UICC (Universal Integrated Circuit Card) included in the client device, wherein the carrier profile is associated with the first plan; and storing the carrier profile in the multi-profile UICC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence Jonathan Brunsman, Paul Manwell, Arvind Jain, Nicholas Charles Fox, Kerrie Lenhart Hogan, Adrian Hurditch, Matthew Klainer
  • Patent number: 10404747
    Abstract: A system for detecting malicious activity in networks, including a deception manager having administrative credentials for a network, planting deceptions within network hosts, and distributing a decoy agent to each endemic decoy host (EDH), each deception including information regarding decoy communication ports of an EDH, each EDH having a group of ports, referred to as decoy ports, for connection by an attacker from a network host that the attacker has breached, wherein each decoy agent is programmed to alert the deception management server, and to proxy communication with the attacker to a trap server, in response to the decoy agent identifying the attacker attempting a connection to the decoy agent's EDH via one of the decoy ports, and a forensic collector that collects, from the breached network host, forensics of the attacker's activity, when the decoy agent acts as a proxy between the attacker and the trap server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: ILLUSIVE NETWORKS LTD.
    Inventors: Tom Sela, Magal Baz
  • Patent number: 10397272
    Abstract: A system including at least one processor; and at least one memory having stored thereon computer program code that, when executed by the at least one processor, controls the at least one processor to: receive an email addressed to a user; separate the email into a plurality of email components; analyze, using respective machine-learning techniques, each of the plurality of email components; feed the analysis of each of the plurality of email components into a stacked ensemble analyzer; and based on an output of the stacked ensemble analyzer, determine whether the email is malicious.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Bayan Bruss, Stephen Fletcher, Lei Yu, Jakob Kressel
  • Patent number: 10332013
    Abstract: An application program recommending method may include acquiring current context information of the terminal, acquiring an amount of context information generated when the terminal runs a first application program, where the first application program refers to an application program stored in the terminal, determining a to-be-used recommending mechanism according to the amount of the context information generated when the terminal runs the first application program, and determining, according to the to-be-used recommending mechanism, a second application program corresponding to the current context information, where the second application program refers to a to-be-recommended application program; and displaying the second application program. In this way, accuracy of predicting an application program to be used by a user is improved. Moreover, when historical information of using an application program by the user is insufficient, a to-be-recommended application program can also be accurately determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhenhua Dong, Xiuqiang He, Gong Zhang, Guoxiang Cao
  • Patent number: 10278062
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems are provided for configuring a “SIM-less” System-on-Chip (S2oC) with integrated reprogrammable cellular network connectivity. Digitally issued Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards may be digitally issued by a remote server and downloaded and managed by the S2oC. A virtual SIM card container may be packaged in the S2oC and hosts an identity manager used by a plurality of applications residing in the multi-core processor of the S2oC. A virtual modem with a custom communication protocol allows the multi-core processor applications to exchange data with the virtual SIM card container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Simless, Inc.
    Inventor: Ismaila Wane
  • Patent number: 10271185
    Abstract: Various solutions for short message service re-transmission with respect to user equipment and network apparatus in mobile communications are described. An apparatus may transmit a control plane-data (CP-DATA) message for initiating mobile originated short message service (MO SMS). The apparatus may determine a first timer value for first transmission of the CP-DATA message. The apparatus may further re-transmit the CP-DATA message in response to expiration of the first timer value. The apparatus may further determine a second timer value for re-transmission of the CP-DATA message. The second timer value may be smaller than the first timer value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: MediaTek Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Marko Niemi, Reijo Pyörälä
  • Patent number: 10237706
    Abstract: A method of establishing communication between mobile terminals includes receiving a communication request from a caller terminal, the communication request including at least a caller number and information for determining an identification code of a callee terminal, the information including a number of the callee terminal or an owner name of the callee terminal. The method also includes obtaining the identification code of the callee terminal based on the information and inquiring about a corresponding record associated with the caller terminal and the callee terminal by use of a pre-stored address book referencing relationship and a communication history, based on the caller number and the identification code of the callee terminal. The method further includes computing a communication right value based on the corresponding record and determining whether the computed communication right value exceeds a pre-determined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Zhiguo Li
  • Patent number: 10231213
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to methods, devices, and computer programs in mobile communications. More specifically, the disclosure relates to a method, performed in a network node, for transmitting data to a wireless device. The method comprises obtaining a paging area for transmitting paging data to the wireless device, the paging area comprising multiple transmission points. The method further comprises selecting a subset of the multiple transmission points, based on a selection criterion, and initiating transmission of a paging transmission in the paging area. The paging transmission comprises first data and second data targeting the wireless device when transmitted from the transmission points of the selected subset of the multiple transmission points. The first data comprises the paging data and the second data comprises information not comprised in the first data. Moreover, the paging transmission comprises only the first data when transmitted from other transmission points of the paging area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventors: Andres Reial, Jose Luis Pradas, Johan Rune
  • Patent number: 10194398
    Abstract: Systems and methods for prediction of activity session for mobile network use optimization and user experience enhancement are disclosed. In one aspect, embodiments of the present disclosure include a method, which may be implemented on a system for enhancing user experience with a mobile application on a mobile device including, using user activity characteristics at a mobile device and server activity characteristics of a host server to anticipate a future activity session at the mobile device and transferring impending content from the host server the mobile device to pre-cache content on the mobile device to support predicted data activity for the future activity session that has been predicted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Seven Networks, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Luna, Ari Backholm
  • Patent number: 10178232
    Abstract: A system and method of navigating an automated telephone answering system (TAS) may include recording incoming and outgoing portions of a call with the TAS, separating the recording into a series of prompt-response segments, customizing at least one response, and storing the segments as a script for use in subsequent calls to the TAS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Creative Empowering Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Susan Cheek, Shawn Storie
  • Patent number: 10122551
    Abstract: A radio communication apparatus operable over a wide range of frequencies including a signal processing device is provided. The device performs an analog to digital conversion at a predetermined sample rate independent of a selected frequency band within the wide range of frequencies to generate a digital signal, and digitally processes the digital signal to output a data signal at baseband associated with the selected frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Bradley John Morris, Lars Johan Thorebäck
  • Patent number: 9961195
    Abstract: Computer program products, methods, systems, apparatus, and computing entities are provided for location-based call control. In one embodiment, call control rules for an outbound call can be determined/identified based on the location of the mobile device. The call control rules direct the outbound call to different numbers and/or different applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: MBTE SWEDEN AB
    Inventors: Yoram Meriaz, Ran Meriaz, Alex Tkachman
  • Patent number: 9942190
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for group messaging are disclosed. An exemplary method includes a group messaging system receiving a broadcast message from an originating user, imposing a limit on a number of text characters included in the broadcast message, identifying a group of intended recipients of the broadcast message, determining contact information for an intended recipient included in the group, determining at least one broadcast message sending method for the intended recipient, and sending the broadcast message to the intended recipient using the at least one broadcast message sending method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher L. Helbling, Craig L. Reding, Ashutosh K. Sureka, Paula A. Giuda, Sandeep Chakravarty, John Reformato
  • Patent number: 9928538
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for processing user information provided in online ordering, includes receiving an instruction to perform an anonymous process on user information selected from the provided user information; performing, in response to the instruction, an anonymous process on the selected user information, to obtain anonymous information corresponding to the selected user information; and generating an order containing the anonymous information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Li Wan, Wei Dai
  • Patent number: 9836341
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method of determining whether to trigger an event based on data blocks having status data includes electronically receiving the data blocks over a channel, performing a data integrity check on the data blocks to determine whether a particular data block has a transmission fault, calculating a received error metric based on performing the data integrity check, and disabling an event trigger if the received error metric crosses a first error threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Dirk Hammerschmidt, Timo Dittfeld
  • Patent number: 9736246
    Abstract: Features are disclosed for synchronizing information across various devices, and using the synchronized information during subsequent content interactions. Devices may receive and/or store information, such as cookies or other account-level information, in connection with content interactions, such as content page retrieval, application execution, and the like. Information that is not device-specific can be synchronized across multiple devices, thus providing access to the information on any of the devices regardless of which device originally received or stored the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick Joseph Armstrong
  • Patent number: 9735833
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a network device of a neighborhood network that determines that data is directed to a group of recipient devices positioned in a service area of the neighborhood network, determines a second network device according to a neighborhood routing scheme that limits delivery of the data to recipient devices within the service area, and transmits the data. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: David Gross, Joshua Lackey, Donald E. Levy, Roger Piqueras Jover, Jayaraman Ramachandran, Cristina Serban
  • Patent number: 9736090
    Abstract: A method for a mobile terminal to process a message, including: receiving a message, the message including a sender identification for a sender of the message and communication information; and updating an address book locally stored in the mobile terminal based on the sender identification and the communication information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Kun Niu, Xinyu Liu, Jian Zeng
  • Patent number: 9729706
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving identifier-information from a device of a first user, wherein the identifier-information is associated with a source of an incoming communication; accessing a social graph including nodes and edges, where the nodes include a first node corresponding to the first user, and second nodes corresponding to second users; determining whether one or more reporting users, corresponding to second nodes within a specified degree of separation from the first node, have flagged the source of the incoming communication as a spam source; and sending, to the first user, a spam-notification object that includes information identifying one or more of the reporting users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Nicholas Papakipos, David Henry Garcia, Paul Tarjan
  • Patent number: 9723033
    Abstract: A router including a processor, a wide area network (WAN) signal transceiver, and a local area network (LAN) is provided. The WAN signal transceiver is controlled by the processor. The WAN signal transceiver is configured to transceive voice signals and data signals with a base station via a telecommunication network. The LAN signal transceiver is controlled by the processor. The LAN signal transceiver is configured to transceive the voice signals and the data signals with a wireless access point via a local area network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventor: Chun-Wen Chen
  • Patent number: 9722711
    Abstract: A duplex communication system having gate-implemented noise management is contemplated. The system may include a gate or other device sufficiently operable to facilitate managing upstream and downstream signaling so as to ameliorate noise funneling between communicating endpoints by selectively controlling communication paths through which noise may be propagated. Optionally, the system may be operably configured to facilitate this type of gate-implemented noise management for time domain duplex (TDD) and frequency domain duplex (FDD) communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas H. Williams, Luis Alberto Campos
  • Patent number: 9712481
    Abstract: A call handling platform receives a call placed by a caller to a calling number. The platform examines parameters of the call, determines identifying information of the caller and matches the identifying information with a social network username corresponding to a social media network. The platform obtains the caller's social network data from the social media network. Using the social network data, the platform computes a social network influence score for the caller. The platform compares the social network influence score to a predetermined influence score threshold value and determines that the social network influence score for the caller indicates that the activity of the caller in the social media network has a high level of impact. The platform accordingly selects a first human agent at a call center and routes the call to the first human agent at the call center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: GENESYS TELECOMMUNICATIONS LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Pawel Harasimiuk, Aaron Wellman, Lindsay Frazier, Praphul Kumar
  • Patent number: 9680990
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a social networking system determines a user identifier of a caller placing a call to a receiving user based on the call's phone number, accesses one or more data stores for information associated with the caller, and present to the receiving user the information associated with the caller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Nicholas Papakipos, Brandon Marshall Walkin
  • Patent number: 9647871
    Abstract: A device receives, from a client device, a request for a resource, where the request provides an identifier of the client device. The device selects a target device for the resource, connects with the selected target device, and provides a proxy of the request to the selected target device, where the proxy of the request hides the identifier of the client device. The device receives the resource from the selected target device, where the resource provides an identifier of the target device. The device provides a proxy of the resource to the client device, where the proxy of the resource hides the identifier of the target device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Jaspal Kohli
  • Patent number: 9635702
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method and apparatus in telecommunications, and particularly to reducing signaling in a core network involved in changes of states of a wireless terminal (4). According to the disclosure a reduced context is allocated based on parameters received by a base station (2). The reduced context is used by the base station for reconfiguring a RRC connection between the wireless terminal (4) and the base station (2) by means of the reduced context, such that the signaling is hidden from a Serving GateWay, SGW (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: György Miklós, Lars-Bertil Olsson, Hans Bertil Rönneke
  • Patent number: 9633132
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device has a web browser that requests web information from a web server, for caching. The electronic device includes: a first controller to initialize the electronic device, when the electronic device is powered on; and a second controller to execute the browser, to store the web information received from the web server, and to control the display a web page using the stored web information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Soo-young Kang
  • Patent number: 9564025
    Abstract: Methods and Systems for determining a user state for a member of a social network are described. According to one embodiment, a method comprising receiving in a network of associated users user state information for a first user, wherein the network of associated users comprises user established relationships between users, determining a current user state for the first user; and outputting to a second user the user state information based at least in part on the current user state and a relationship based permission status is set forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventor: Thomas Alan Nielsen
  • Patent number: 9497279
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for providing access controlled event subscription and notification and event access change alerts. In some embodiments, the systems and methods of the present invention operate within a SIP infrastructure. As such, SIP SUBSCRIBE messages and SIP NOTIFY messages are used for subscribing to and receiving notifications related to access control. According to some embodiments, event access change alerts are used in conjunction with access controlled event subscription to provide an efficient method for providing access controlled event subscription using current access control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Dirk Trossen, Kuleen Mehta
  • Patent number: 9462427
    Abstract: An embodiment method includes triggering, by a service orchestrator, creation of one or more container instances for a first service cluster. The method further includes creating, by a container manager, the one or more container instances and mapping the one or more container instances of the first service cluster to one or more first virtual machines belonging to a first virtual machine server group in accordance with a platform profile of the first virtual machine server group and the first service provided by the first service cluster. The method further includes mapping, by a virtual machine manager, the one or more first virtual machines to one or more first host virtual machines of a cloud network in accordance with the platform profile of the first virtual machine server group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: KODIAK NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Krishnakant M. Patel, Ramu Kandula, Brahmananda R. Vempati, Harisha Mahabaleshwara Negalaguli, Pratap Chandana
  • Patent number: 9432502
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a social networking system determines a user identifier of a caller placing a call to a receiving user based on the call's phone number, accesses one or more data stores for information associated with the caller, and present to the receiving user the information associated with the caller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Nicholas Papakipos, Brandon Marshall Walkin
  • Patent number: 9425858
    Abstract: Residual FEXT resulting from intended and/or inherent partial cancellation of crosstalk in vectored DSL systems impairs upstream power back-off (UPBO) as traditionally implemented. By considering and taking into account the effects of residual crosstalk on vectored DSL system performance and operation, improved data rates and/or other vectored DSL system performance are realized through the use of UPBO parameters generated for a given residual FEXT environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Ikanos Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Shailendra Kumar Singh, Nicholas Philip Sands, Sigurd Schelstraete
  • Patent number: 9407691
    Abstract: Methods and systems directed to a call-termination triggered social interface that leverages information associated with an incoming phone number for display to a user of a mobile device post-call and permits the user to conveniently issue commands to the mobile device or social networking system to take specific actions for the number or entity associated with the number on the social network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Nicholas Papakipos, David Harry Garcia, Paul Tarjan
  • Patent number: 9386138
    Abstract: An operation procedure communication system includes an information processing device for communicating an operation procedure and an information processing device for receiving the operation procedure. The information processing device for communicating the operation procedure includes: an operation acquisition unit for identifying and storing an input applied to an own terminal device and various states of the own terminal device in a period from application of a first predetermined operation to application of a second predetermined operation; an operation conversion unit for converting operation log stored by the operation acquisition unit to a text and/or a file to be reproduced as depiction; and an operation procedure transmission unit for transmitting an operation explanation acquired by the conversion by the operation conversion unit via communications means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Lenovo Innovations Limited (Hong Kong)
    Inventor: Tomoki Furuya
  • Patent number: 9336375
    Abstract: Systems, products, and methods are disclosed for enabling access to encrypted data stored on a portable storage medium. In one embodiment, an attempt to communicate with a certain intranet is made. If this attempt succeeds, then access is granted to the data stored on the portable storage device, but if access to the intranet is not granted, then access to the data stored on the portable storage device is also not granted. Denying access can include preventing the portable storage device from even being recognized by a requesting device, being recognized but not presented, or can include showing that such encrypted data exists, but denying access to the data in an unencrypted format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: SPrint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Sanjay K. Sharma, Woojae Lee
  • Patent number: 9319974
    Abstract: Communication transmission methods and systems are provided. Firstly, a base station is configured to set an indicator for determining whether a first wireless communication technology and a second communication technology are allowed simultaneously for transmissions by the base station. Then, a user equipment, is configured to receive a voice call by a user equipment from the base station and determine whether to answer the voice call using the first wireless communication technology or the second communication technology, when the first wireless communication technology and the second communication technology are not allowed simultaneously shown by the indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Guotong Wang, Anthony Lee
  • Patent number: 9312983
    Abstract: A method and system for transmitting a call over a packet switched network. A gateway server receives a telephone call and converts analog voice signals associated with the telephone call to a stream of digital data. A first part of the digital data is processed using a first codec algorithm and transmitted over the packet switched network. A change in network conditions is detected. A second part of the digital data is processed using a second codec algorithm and transmitted over the packet switched network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Advent IP LLC
    Inventors: Mike Vargo, Jerry Chang
  • Patent number: 9300913
    Abstract: A communication system managing a communication conference which uses a plurality of communication terminals includes an acquisition unit acquiring electronic information related to the communication conference from a registration terminal which registers the electronic information; and a management unit registering communication identification information in association with the electronic information, the communication identification information identifying the communication that the communication terminals attend during communications between one communication terminal, which is related to terminal identification information acquired from the registration terminal, and another communication terminal of the communication terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuuta Hamada
  • Patent number: 9286144
    Abstract: The subject disclosure relates to a machine-implemented method handling context data for tagged messages. The method includes identifying a tagged message, wherein the tagged message is generated by a user and includes content, obtaining context data associated with the tagged message, wherein the context data is obtained based on at least one of user input for the tagged message or server data for the tagged message, and providing access to the tagged message according to the obtained context data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Shoji Kiyohara, Henry Benjamin
  • Patent number: 9232373
    Abstract: A message receiving, intercepting and processing method and corresponding application and device may provide receiving a message at a message processing server, the message being intended for a phone number associated with a customer service provider, identifying a telephone number of the sender of the message, parsing at least one word from the message, retrieving user account information of the sender, and generating an automated response to the message that includes contextual information that is based on at least one of the user account information and the parsed at least one word from the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: West Corporation
    Inventors: Adam Caldwell, Jeffrey William Cordell, James K. Boutcher
  • Patent number: 9203970
    Abstract: Combinational networks may provide simultaneous connectivity over networks of different type between User Equipment of an A-party and B-party. A communication session, comprising a circuit switched call and one or more packet switched sessions, may be deployed simultaneously over different network types, in relation to the same User Equipment. The circuit switched call and the packet switched session may be correlated. As to retrieve the packet switched address of a circuit switched call partner, a retrieval for a packet switched network address is initialized by means of a circuit switched protocol over a circuit switched network. The address retrieval request is directed to the call partner or a network node that accomplishes the network address request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Jos den Hartog, Rakesh Taori, Ulf Olsson
  • Patent number: 9182874
    Abstract: A server chassis includes a server, a chassis management controller, and a local interface card. The server includes a controller that is configured to provide a remote user with access to a controller communication portal of the server via a remote access controller graphical user interface, and to send a message from the controller communication portal to a chassis management controller. The chassis management controller is configured to receive the message, to determine that the message is for a local interface card, and to send the message to the local interface card. The local interface card is configured to display the message on a screen connected to the local interface card, to detect a communication request, to display a communication interface at the screen, to receive a reply message via the communication interface, and to send the reply message to the chassis management controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Babu K. Chandrasekhar, Alaa A. Yousif, Wei G. Liu
  • Patent number: 9143631
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus for a virtual fax machine are provided. In one embodiment, a system for a virtual fax machine is provided including a computer configured to display a virtual fax machine based on a script, a server configured to receive at least one electronic document associated with a fax to be sent using the virtual fax machine, and a traditional facsimile machine configured to receive the fax to be sent. In another embodiment, an apparatus for a virtual fax machine is provided including a computer configured to locate and execute a script associated with a virtual fax machine, display the virtual fax machine, associate at least one electronic document with a fax to be sent, encode the at least one electronic document to a form suitable for communication over a network, and transmit the encoded electronic document over the network as the fax to be sent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Xpedite Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Francis Toscano
  • Patent number: 9094954
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed, which facilitates a terminal to be used in further consideration of user's convenience. The present invention includes receiving a call signal for requesting an establishment of a second session from a second counterpart via a wireless communication unit while a first session with a first counterpart is established and transmitting user data to the second counterpart using an available radio resource of a standby session for waiting for the establishment of the second session. Accordingly, if an incoming call is received from a different counterpart in the course of a call to a prescribed counterpart, a prescribed data is sent to the different counterpart to inform that the call cannot be connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sukhwan Mun, Yunseong Nam, Hyungin Yoo, Dongho Kim
  • Patent number: 9094174
    Abstract: A system and method transmits data and receives data packets within a bonding engine. The data packets are fragmented into a plurality of packet fragments for communication across a bonded group of subscriber lines. A Frame Check Sequence (FCS) in the data packet is inverted on one direction of the bonding group to prevent any data packets from propagating towards the network during a loopback condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Adtran, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis B. McMahan, Jerry L. Greer, Darrin L. Gieger, Thomas Detwiler
  • Patent number: 9049573
    Abstract: The present publication discloses a method and system for sending messages in a telecommunications network (1, 2, 6, 11, 12), in which method digital messages (40) which contain information on the desired reply address (32) are mass sent (3), and messages, which are sent on the basis of the reply-address information (32) are received (10). According to the invention, the reply-address information of each mass-sent message (40) is converted (3) to correspond to a predefined dialog, in which the stage of the dialog defines unequivocally the reply-address information (32), so that the transmission and reception of the messages are implemented in different parts of the telecommunications system (1, 2, 6, 11, 12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: BOOKIT OY AJANVARAUSPALVELU
    Inventor: Jukka Salonen
  • Patent number: 9035998
    Abstract: Scalable Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC) media engines, and related methods, systems, and computer-readable media, are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method for providing a scalable WebRTC media engine comprises instantiating one or more virtual WebRTC agents, each corresponding to one or more of a plurality of WebRTC clients. The method further comprises establishing a plurality of WebRTC interactive flows, each connecting one of the one or more virtual WebRTC agents with the corresponding one or more of the plurality of WebRTC clients. The method also comprises receiving contents of the plurality of WebRTC interactive flows as input from the one or more virtual WebRTC agents, and synthesizing the contents of the plurality of WebRTC interactive flows. The method additionally comprises directing the synthesized contents as output to one of more of the plurality of WebRTC interactive flows via the corresponding one or more virtual WebRTC agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Alan B. Johnston, John H. Yoakum
  • Patent number: 9031209
    Abstract: A computing device displays a call history graphical user interface (GUI). The call history GUI includes a new list and an old list. The new list may include new missed call elements and missed call elements associated with new unopened voicemails. The old list may include other call history GUI elements, such as old missed call elements and missed call elements associated with opened voicemails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Flavio Lerda, Hugo Hudson, Debashish Chatterjee, Simon Tickner, Marcus Alexander Foster
  • Patent number: 9020109
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a first request to join a conference from a first user device. The location of the first user device is determined. Based on the location of the first user device, the proximity of the first user device relative to endpoints configured to facilitate the conference is identified. A first one of the endpoints that is more proximate to the first user device than other endpoints is selected for handling the conferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand K. Oswal, Pritam Shah
  • Patent number: 9020112
    Abstract: A communication apparatus including: a relaying section which relays phone conversation between a sub-communication apparatus and an external communication apparatus which is in a communicable connection state by the communication controlling portion; a request section which requests, when a transmission command for transmitting transmission data has been transmitted from the sub-communication apparatus performing the phone conversation with the external communication apparatus, a data processing apparatus to transmit the transmission data while maintaining a connection state between the communication apparatus and the external communication apparatus to the communicable connection state; a receiving section which receives the transmission data transmitted from the data processing apparatus in response to the request of the request section; and a transmitting section which transmits the transmission data received by the receiving section to the external communication apparatus being in the communicable connec
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yukinori Yamane, Tadahiro Kunii