Terminal Interface Circuitry Patents (Class 379/93.05)
  • Patent number: 11342907
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a first equalizing circuit configured to receive a data signal and output a first equalizing signal based on the data signal; a pulse generator configured to generate a first pulse signal and a second pulse signal in response to a rising edge and a falling edge of the data signal, respectively; a second equalizing circuit configured to output a second equalizing signal based on the first pulse signal and the second pulse signal that have been inverted; and an output terminal configured to output an output signal in which the first equalizing signal and the second equalizing signal have been summed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyungi Seok, Seungjin Kim, Byungki Han, Jaehoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10992794
    Abstract: A mobile-cordless phone system including a mobile-cordless phone assembly; the mobile-cordless phone assembly including an external-phone-body and an internal-circuitry system. The external-phone-body and the internal-circuitry system are structured and arranged to provide the user with a device useful for communications with the internal-circuitry useful for providing a user with a portable telephone with the capabilities to operate on a wireless cellular network and, optionally, a telephone landline. The mobile-cordless phone assembly may be weather-resistant in some embodiments, and may include a multi-color-LED-light-source useful for providing visual indications and notifications to the user. The mobile-cordless phone system includes a solar panel for charging. The mobile-cordless phone assembly may also include a charging-port for connecting a charging-device to the mobile-cordless phone system. Preferred embodiments may also include a fingerprint-reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventor: Margarita Moore
  • Patent number: 10750328
    Abstract: Message notifications to an accessory from a mobile communication device are provided according to some embodiments of the invention. When a message such as a text message, email, and/or voicemail is received at a mobile communication device, the mobile communication device can notify an attached accessory that a message has been received. In response, the accessory can request the full message, media associated with the message, an attachment to the message, and/or an audio/video stream of the message for presentation to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Lawrence G. Bolton, Shailesh Rathi
  • Patent number: 10178504
    Abstract: A computer program product and a computer system for monitoring an operation status of a disconnected device by a mobile device and an audio analysis system in an infrastructure. The mobile device has connectivity to the infrastructure while the disconnected device has no connectivity to the infrastructure. The audio analysis system receives from the mobile device audio with information of a location of the mobile device. The audio analysis system determines whether the audio is recorded from the disconnected device based on the information of the location of the mobile device, compares the audio with pre-recorded sounds of the disconnected device, determines the operation status of the disconnected device, and sends to the mobile device a notification of the operation status of the disconnected device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Evelyn R. Anderson, Natalie N. Brooks Powell, Kristen N. Conley, Martin G. Keen
  • Patent number: 10171944
    Abstract: A computer program product and a computer system for monitoring an operation status of a disconnected device by a mobile device and an audio analysis system in an infrastructure. The mobile device has connectivity to the infrastructure while the disconnected device has no connectivity to the infrastructure. The mobile device invokes passive listening of the mobile device to a sound generated by the disconnected device, determines whether the sound can be detected by the mobile device, and steams audio with information of a location of the mobile device to the audio analysis system. The audio analysis system determines whether the audio is recorded from the disconnected device, compares the audio with pre-recorded sounds of the disconnected device, determines the operation status of the disconnected device, and sends to the mobile device a notification of the operation status of the disconnected device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Evelyn R. Anderson, Natalie N. Brooks Powell, Kristen N. Conley, Martin G. Keen
  • Patent number: 9831662
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide power quality devices that have a dual use connector that will couple to a device being protected, such as a telephone handset, and will also provide a communication interface that a technician can access to establish communications with the power quality device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Electronic Systems Protection
    Inventors: Robert Dawley, Dave Perrotta
  • Patent number: 9544245
    Abstract: An information processing device including a communication interface that exchanges data with a first device and a second device; and a processor that performs authentication of the first device; receives content data from the first device via the communication interface; and controls the communication interface to send the content data in real time to the second device based on an access control setting, which indicates a restriction on sending the content data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keigo Ihara, Takanori Nishimura, Takao Yoshimine, Junko Fukuda, Takahiko Sueyoshi
  • Patent number: 9332064
    Abstract: A computer system and a remote control method thereof are provided. The method is adapted for the computer system having a network and a processor. In the method, the network card is used to receive a management interface request sent by a remote device thorough a network and send a system management interrupt to the processor, so as to wake up the processor and control the processor to enter a system management mode. Then, the processor loads a management monitoring program into a memory so as to execute the management monitor program. Finally, the processor processes the management interface request by using the management monitoring program in the system management mode, and replies a processing result to the remote device through the network by using the network card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Wei-Cherng Liao, Alexander I-Chi Lai
  • Patent number: 9215257
    Abstract: A terminal device capable of creating a group for allowing other terminal devices to join the group is provided. When a terminal device not belonging to the group calls a terminal device in the group, any of the terminal devices in the group can answer the call in response a user input. A method for exchanging voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) signaling between the terminal devices within the group is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yao-Wen Chang, Shin-Hsin Hsu
  • Patent number: 9042529
    Abstract: A communication system including a plurality of terminals; and a switchboard connected to the terminals, includes a means for causing each of the terminals to register an identifier and an address of the terminal itself in the switchboard; a means for, when one of the terminals transmits a request of transmitting a list of the terminals connected to the switchboard, causing the switchboard to transmit the list of the terminals to the terminal that transmits the request; a means for, when the terminal that transmits the request selects one of the terminals from the list and transmits the identifier of the selected terminal to the switchboard, causing the switchboard to transmit the address of the selected terminal to the terminal that transmits the request; and a means for causing the terminal that transmits the request to establish a communication with the selected terminal using the received address and a default port number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: NEC Platforms, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuomi Ohki
  • Patent number: 9025744
    Abstract: A system to provide telephony and data services includes a termination unit having a connector portion to a corresponding termination unit to modem connector containing at least three conductors. The termination unit provides a good electrical connection between two conductors that carry data signals between the access network and a user modem, and insulates the other conductor or conductors from the incoming pair of conductors. A user modem connects to the termination unit to modem connector and is operable to transmit data signals onto and to receive data signals from the data carrying conductors as well as telephony signals onto and from a pair of modem-side telephony signal carrying conductors. A cross-connection unit has a connection portion that connects with a telephone connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: British Telecommunications Public Limited Company
    Inventor: Leslie Derek Humphrey
  • Publication number: 20150117623
    Abstract: A method and a system for detecting presence of an application layer gateway (ALG) in a network path between an analog telephone adapter and a communications service provider (CSP), and transmitting a media message by bypassing the (ALG) are provided. A communication management application (CMA) detects, processes, and augments the media message sent by a first user device to a second user device. A message relay server (MRS) processes and manages the media message. The CMA receives the media message from the first user device and detects the presence of the ALG using a message echo server. The CMA scrambles the media message and transmits the scrambled media message to the MRS via a network. The ALG is bypassed due to non-recognition of the scrambled media message. The MRS unscrambles the scrambled media message and transmits the unscrambled media message to the CSP for forwarding to the second user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Jan Fandrianto, Sam Sin
  • Publication number: 20150117622
    Abstract: A computer implemented method and system for bridging an analog telephone service to multiple network and telephony services (NTSs) provides a multi-service analog telephone adapter (MSATA) with software components and physical communication ports (PCPs). The PCPs establish a communication link to simultaneously access the NTSs implementing communications protocols, and receive user inputs from user devices in a voice mode or a data mode. The software components include a control engine for selectively routing and bridging a call to one or more NTSs based on the user inputs and predetermined criteria, a voice communication engine for accessing a voice communication service, a notification engine for generating and transmitting notifications, and a device management client engine, in communication with a device management server (DMS), for providing remote access to the MSATA for configuring parameters associated with the MSATA and the user devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Jan Fandrianto, Sam Sin, Kai Xiao
  • Publication number: 20150103986
    Abstract: This invention discloses a signal transmitting and receiving circuit of a digital subscriber line used for transmitting an output signal to a telecommunication loop or receiving an input signal from the telecommunication loop. The signal transmitting and receiving circuit comprises a transformer, which is coupled to the telecommunication loop; a signal transmitting module, which is coupled to the transformer, for generating the output signal; a signal receiving module, which is coupled to the transformer, for processing the input signal; an echo cancelling circuit, comprising passive components and having two ends, one of which is coupled to the signal transmitting module and the transformer, the other is coupled to the signal receiving module and the transformer. The output signal is transmitted to the telecommunication loop via the electromagnetic coupling of the transformer, and the input signal is received by the signal receiving module by the electromagnetic coupling of the transformer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: YUNG-TAI CHEN, CHENG-HSIEN LI, HUNG-CHEN CHU, JIAN-RU LIN
  • Patent number: 8953760
    Abstract: A method and arrangement are disclosed in a Vector Control Entity for enabling a fair bit rate distribution among lines of similar priority in a vectoring group, when applying partial vectoring in a DSL communication system. The method comprises calculating a rate balancing metric, RBM, for each line i within a priority group A, indicative of the ratio between the bit rate of a line i with a current vectoring resource allocation, and the estimated bit rate of line i assuming approximately no crosstalk within the vectoring group. The method further comprises allocating partial-vectoring resources to the line/s within the group A, based on the calculated RBMs, such as to reduce the difference in RBM between the lines. The method further comprises calculating an updated RBM for any line within the group A subjected to changes in vectoring resource allocation. The method may be iterated until certain criteria are fulfilled. The arrangement is adapted to enable the performance of the above described method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Chenguang Lu, Per-Erik Eriksson
  • Patent number: 8929522
    Abstract: A system and method for customizing a connection interface that is displayed to a user and provides multiple modes for the user to connect to a telephone number. The multimodal connection interface may be triggered by a GUI event, such as the user selecting or pointing to a telephone number in a displayed web page. The connection interface provides multiple options for the user to connect to the phone number, such as by mobile phone or computer. In some embodiments, the system uses advertiser-defined rules to present a connection interface that includes additional details about the advertiser that is associated with the telephone number. In some embodiments, the system uses publisher-defined rules to present a connection interface that includes information about the advertiser as well as other related businesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Marchex, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Berk
  • Patent number: 8897429
    Abstract: An communication circuit of a communication device includes an interface unit, a direct current (DC) control circuit, a voice output circuit includes a voice input terminal, and a voice receiving circuit includes a voice output terminal. The interface unit outputs human speech and receives human speech from another communication device. The DC control circuit provides a constant current for the optocoupler circuit. When the outgoing human speech is coupled to the DC control circuit by a first optocoupler and sent to another communication device and incoming human speech is transmitted from the other communication device via the DC control circuit and a second optocoupler, echoes and extraneous noise in the speech is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ren-Wen Huang
  • Patent number: 8891743
    Abstract: In one implementation, a method for implementing gain control enhancement for modulated communications includes establishing a communication session between a first endpoint and a second endpoint. The communication session involves forwarding a call signal using an initial gain level until a state transition is detected in the communication session at a digital signal processor. The detection may occur in a transmitting gateway associated with the first endpoint or a receiving gateway associated with the second endpoint. The state transition indicates modulated communications, which may include fax, modem, or text telephony. For example, communication session may be fax over IP (FoIP). The call signal is forwarded using an adjusted gain level based on the state transition. The adjusted gain level may be selected to avoid clipping in the call signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: M. David Hanes, Gonzalo A. Salgueiro, Herbert M. Wildfeuer, Brooks Stevens Read
  • Publication number: 20140328475
    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: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Christopher J. Cotignola, Dipak R. Patel
  • Patent number: 8879699
    Abstract: The application relates to a modem for use at a terminal. In one embodiment, the modem includes: (1) a first interface arranged for connection to a network; (2) a second interface arranged for connection to a host processor on the terminal; and (3) a processing unit arranged to, on receipt of a message from the network addressed to the host processor: determine whether or not the host processor is in a power saving mode; and if it is determined that the host processor is in a power saving mode, cause the first interface to transmit an acknowledgement to the message to the network regardless of whether a communication from the host processor is received via the second interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander May-Weymann, Nicolas Magnan, Flavien Delorme
  • Patent number: 8873542
    Abstract: A phone call is selectively routed to a public switched telephone network or to a packet switched network based on a called number to which the phone call is directed. A phone call may be made as a Voice-Over-Internet-Protocol call through, for example, the Internet except when a user dials an emergency number, in which case the call is made to the public switched telephone network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Laura Reid
  • Patent number: 8843099
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed at a method of providing extension list dialing in a mobile communication device comprising storing a plurality of extensions within a single address book entry; sensing dialing of a phone number associated with the single address book entry; sensing connection between the mobile communication device and the phone number to establish a call; and displaying a screen dialog with each of the plurality of extensions for selection of one of the plurality of extensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Mohamed Mahmoud Maamoun
  • Patent number: 8811579
    Abstract: A method of assigning contacts to a speed dial function. The method can include identifying contacts that are candidates to be assigned to the speed dial function on a communication device. The method also can include identifying a geographic distance between each of the identified candidates and the communication device. The method further can include, via a processor, assigning a first of the identified candidates that is closest to the communication device to a first speed dial indicator, and assigning a second of the identified candidates that is next closest to the communication device to a second speed dial indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Naveen Aerrabotu, Shyam Narayan
  • Patent number: 8804927
    Abstract: A computer integrated with universal telephone functions, includes a normal computer and system thereof. The computer is integrated with a public switched telephone network (PSTN) telephone interface and communication functions thereof, the PSTN telephone, a voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) telephone, wireless communication, faxes and the computer are integrated in the computer system, a user simply needs a terminal (telephone handle/mobile telephone), to use the PSTN and the network telephone conveniently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventor: Yinsong Weng
  • 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: 8781446
    Abstract: A telecommunication system and method that allow a data exchange to be initiated while a user is engaged in a voice communication using a non-class A endpoint (e.g., cellular telephone, personal digital assistant, etc.) with another party. One example method maintains a first voice communication leg to the wireless device and a second voice communication leg to the second device, inputs a request for the data exchange during the voice communication, disconnects the first voice communication leg, parks the second voice communication leg and waits for data to be transmitted to or from the wireless device. Once it is determined that the data exchange is complete, the method establishes a third voice communication leg to the wireless device, unparks the second voice communication leg and connects the second and third voice communication legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Mihal Lazaridis, Theron Dodson, Doug Gisby, David P. Yach
  • Patent number: 8761359
    Abstract: A content distribution system is described. The content distribution system includes a show account database and a plurality of credit cards stored in the show account database. The content distribution system also has a linking module associating a viewer entering the call-in number with a credit card number in the show account database. The system has a charge module that charges a credit card account corresponding to the credit card number associated with a viewer entering the call-in number. The system also has an interactive recognition system that provides a qualifying question for the viewer to answer before a call of the viewer is connected to a studio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: HSN Interactive LLC
    Inventors: John Xavier Watson, Jay Herratti
  • Patent number: 8761186
    Abstract: An outlet for a Local Area Network (LAN), containing an integrated adapter that converts VoIP to and from analog telephony, and a standard telephone jack (e.g. RJ-11 in North America) for connecting an ordinary analog (POTS) telephone set. Such an outlet allows using analog telephone sets in a VoIP environment, eliminating the need for an IP telephone set or external adapter. The outlet may also include a hub that allows connecting both an analog telephone set via an adapter, as well as retaining the data network connection, which may be accessed by a network jack. The invention may also be applied to a telephone line-based data networking system. In such an environment, the data networking circuitry as well as the VoIP/POTS adapters are integrated into a telephone outlet, providing for regular analog service, VoIP telephony service using an analog telephone set, and data networking as well. In such a configuration, the outlet requires two standard telephone jacks and a data-networking jack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Conversant Intellectual Property Management Incorporated
    Inventor: Yehuda Binder
  • Patent number: 8755508
    Abstract: A teleconferencing system for voice and data provides interconnections among user sites via a central station. User stations at user sites each alternate operation between a data mode connecting a user computer and modem to a user telephone communication path and a voice mode connecting a telephony circuit to the communication path. The teleconferencing system is adapted for conducting a voice conference over standard telephone lines while allowing simultaneous viewing of data objects such as slides, graphs, or text. A host computer connected to the central station serves as a central repository for storage and retrieval of data objects for use in teleconferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith A. Raniere, Thomas A. Delaney, Steven Danzig, Saul Miodownik
  • Publication number: 20140133639
    Abstract: A system and method for customizing a connection interface that is displayed to a user and provides multiple modes for the user to connect to a telephone number. The multimodal connection interface may be triggered by a GUI event, such as the user selecting or pointing to a telephone number in a displayed web page. The connection interface provides multiple options for the user to connect to the phone number, such as by mobile phone or computer. In some embodiments, the system uses advertiser-defined rules to present a connection interface that includes additional details about the advertiser that is associated with the telephone number. In some embodiments, the system uses publisher-defined rules to present a connection interface that includes information about the advertiser as well as other related businesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: MARCHEX, INC.
    Inventor: Matthew Berk
  • Patent number: 8699671
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a system and method for providing a signal to a communication system comprising an interface between a communication link and the communication system, like an alarm system, wherein the interface receives a signal from the communication link and provides a signal indicative of the availability of the communication link for use by the communication system. Alarm systems operations may be facilitated so that Residential Gateway components (such as voice terminal adapters) may simulate traditional telephone network systems that run on 48 VDC powered telephone lines. The system also comprises an input port associated with the interface for receiving the signal from the communication link, a transformer or a voltage regulator and an output port associated with the interface for providing the conditioned signal to the communication system. A ring voltage received from the communication link may be passed through to the alarm system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: David B. Small, Steve Wollmershauser, Yolius Diroo
  • Patent number: 8699678
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method for transmitting data over a network. The method includes ascertaining at a first node the need to transmit one or more data streams from the first node to a second node over the network, the one or more data streams including time-based media that is generated either locally or remotely on the network. The method also includes ascertaining at the first node a timeliness preference for reviewing the one or more data streams by one or more recipients respectively. The ascertained timeliness preference for each one of the data streams is either (a) time-sensitive where at least one recipient of the one data stream has indicated an intent to review the one data stream in a near real-time mode as received by the recipient over the network while the time-based media of the one data stream is being generated or (b) less-than time-sensitive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Voxer IP LLC
    Inventors: Thomas E. Katis, James T. Panttaja, Mary G. Panttaja, Matthew J. Ranney
  • Patent number: 8687793
    Abstract: The automatic selection of interfaces can result in the optimization of interaction between entities. Such selection of interfaces can be applied specifically in the context of interactive voice response systems, and can allow the interface presented to a caller to be optimized based on factors including the caller's usage of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Convergys Customer Management Delaware LLC
    Inventors: Vasudeva Akula, Sunil Issar
  • Patent number: 8639557
    Abstract: A method and a system for measuring market data in a mobile communications system. The method and system may be used to obtain data such as growth, churn rate, and other measurable metrics of mobile communications device subscribers. The method includes selecting a sample of contact numbers, using one or more contacting or querying methodologies to assess the state of the contact numbers, and analyzing the results to determine the market data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Tom Frangione, Liam Mahoney, Andreas Vogel, Christopher Chin, James Baer
  • Patent number: 8625578
    Abstract: An access architecture for real-time communications is described. The architecture includes an inter-architecture network utilizing a single protocol, a plurality of border elements in communication with the inter-architecture network and with an external network, and one or more call control elements in communication with said inter-architecture network. The external network utilizes any of a variety of known networking technologies and protocols. The inter-architecture network utilizes a single protocol such as SIP. The present architecture provides a single common infrastructure for offering real-time communications services independent of call control protocols and networking technologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Radhika R. Roy, Siroos K. Afshar, Marian R. Croak, Enrique G. Cuevas, Alireza Faryar, Steve Fisher, Samuel Glazer, Barbara J. Kittredge, Karen A. McGregor-Barnes, Magda K. Nassar, Larry Arnise Russell
  • Patent number: 8620390
    Abstract: An in-vehicle hands-free apparatus transfers, from a cellular phone to the hands-free apparatus, information regarding all the e-mails received from a communication network and stored in the cellular phone, right after the connection of a Bluetooth (BT) communication channel between the cellular phone and the hands-free apparatus. Thus, received e-mails that are received by the cellular phone from the communication network during a BT communication channel disconnection time can be synchronized between the cellular phone and the in-vehicle hands-free apparatus, thereby allowing the user to handle, on the hands-free apparatus, the received e-mails that have been received by the cellular phone while the BT communication channel is absent between the cellular phone and the hands-free apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventor: Hideaki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8620331
    Abstract: Methods and systems for establishing landline telephone services for wireless telephone subscribers are provided. One embodiment of a method includes receiving a request to establish a voice connection between a first telephone device and a second telephone device, wherein the second telephone device is a landline telephone device, and further wherein a particular wireless telephone number is associated with the second telephone device; referencing a mapping of one or more wireless telephone numbers and corresponding IP addresses, wherein the particular wireless telephone number associated with the second telephone device is mapped to a particular IP address in the referenced mapping; and utilizing said referenced mapping, initiating a voice connection between the first telephone device and the second telephone device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Kathy Eichholz, Brent Joseph Larzalere, Diana P. Hoppe
  • Patent number: 8619954
    Abstract: Systems and methods for second call during ring suppression are disclosed. After a communications device receives a first incoming call, the ringer is activated to produce an initial audible alert and thereafter, the ringer of the communications device is suppressed for subsequent audible alerts according to a timed ring suppression profile. Thereafter, a secondary incoming call is routed to the communications device and the ringer is activated to provide notification of the secondary incoming call while the first call is suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Edward Michael Silver
  • Patent number: 8588380
    Abstract: A system and method for processing a communication signal from a wireline is provided. The system comprises a coupling unit and signal processing circuitry. The coupling unit comprises a transformer and is configured to receive the communication signal from the wireline. The coupling unit is also configured to generate a first signal based on amplifying or attenuating the communication signal according to a first winding ratio of the transformer and a second signal based on amplifying or attenuating the communication signal according to a second winding ratio of the transformer. The signal processing circuitry is configured to process the first signal and the second signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Jonathan Ephraim David Hurwitz
  • Patent number: 8588402
    Abstract: A system and method for providing data services and controllable power to each one of a plurality of end points in a structure. The system comprises a network, a source of power, a concentrator connected to the network and remote network devices/controllers connected to the network with a remote network device/controller located at an end point. The remote network devices/controllers receive power from the source of power and supply controllable power to one or both of networked and non-networked controlled devices connected to the remote network devices/controllers. The networked controlled devices send data to and receive data from the remote network device/controller, and data is communicated between the remote network device/controller and the concentrator. The power supplied to the networked and non-networked controlled devices is controlled at the source of power or at an associated remote network device/controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventor: Stephen H. Gould
  • Patent number: 8554194
    Abstract: Provided are a method and a system for providing a virtual messenger service between a mobile communication terminal and a computer. The method includes executing a virtual messenger program for controlling a function of a mobile communication terminal, and receiving a telephone directory provided within the mobile communication terminal; displaying a messenger window when receiving a request for activating the messenger window that collectively includes the telephone directory and menus; generating a communication event message related with a selected telephone number of the other party; and transmitting the generated event message to the mobile communication terminal, and displaying a notification of a communication event to an other party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jung-Hun Kim, Jae-Hwan Kim
  • Publication number: 20130259213
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the invention provide apparatus for providing a next-generation communication system over existing wiring. In one form the apparatus includes an input to receive broadband signals carrying next-generation communication data, a processor to extract the next-generation communication data from the broadband signals and a converter to convert the next-generation communication data into analogue telephone signals. The apparatus is arranged to output the analogue telephone signals at the input of the apparatus. Also described is a related method of providing a next-generation communication system over existing wiring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: David Hemi Awatere, Philip Murray Ivanier, Kevin Maloney
  • Patent number: 8526584
    Abstract: A desktop network protocol telephone set has a network interface for connecting the telephone set to a local area network. An audio interface provides audio signals to and from a handset of the telephone set. A processing circuit is responsive to communications from the network interface. A control circuit coupled to the processing circuit is used for changing a driving frequency of the LCD panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Mitel Networks Corporation
    Inventor: Edward Peter Gancarcik
  • Patent number: 8526585
    Abstract: A communication terminal devicecapable of being connected with an external telephone and of receiving and transmitting facsimile data from and to a network, includes: an off-hook detector configured to detect an off-hook condition of the external telephone, an semiconductor DAA (Data Access Arrangement) including an impedance switcher configured to switch impedances and a direct-current resistance switcher configured to switch direct-current resistances; an impedance switching controller configured to instruct the impedance switcher to switch the impedances; a direct-current resistance switching controller configured to instruct the direct-current resistance switcher to switch the direct-current resistances, wherein, when the off-hook detector detects the off-hook condition of the external telephone, the impedance switching controller instructs the impedance switcher to switch the impedances and the direct-current resistance switching controller instructs the direct-current resistance switcher to switch the d
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuo Nakazawa
  • Publication number: 20130182833
    Abstract: A communication system including a plurality of terminals; and a switchboard connected to the terminals, includes a means for causing each of the terminals to register an identifier and an address of the terminal itself in the switchboard; a means for, when one of the terminals transmits a request of transmitting a list of the terminals connected to the switchboard, causing the switchboard to transmit the list of the terminals to the terminal that transmits the request; a means for, when the terminal that transmits the request selects one of the terminals from the list and transmits the identifier of the selected terminal to the switchboard, causing the switchboard to transmit the address of the selected terminal to the terminal that transmits the request; and a means for causing the terminal that transmits the request to establish a communication with the selected terminal using the received address and a default port number.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventor: Yasuomi OHKI
  • Patent number: 8483369
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises at least one vectoring engine and a cross-connect coupled to the vectoring engine. The cross-connect is to couple with each of a plurality of customer premises equipment (CPE) devices via a respective DSL loop. An interface is to receive instructions for the cross-connect to couple the vectoring engine to a nonoverlapping subset of the CPE devices via the respective DSL loops. The interface is further to receive instructions for the vectoring engine to apply vectoring to the DSL loop via which to couple one of the CPE devices to the cross-connect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Adaptive Spectrum and Signal Alignment, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Cioffi, Wonjong Rhee, George Ginis, Mark H. Brady, Peter J. Silverman
  • Patent number: 8473001
    Abstract: A communication device is disclosed which includes a wireless communicator part for use with a cellular telecommunications network and a supplementary part to which the wireless communicator part is coupleable. The wireless communicator part has an associated identifier for uniquely identifying it to the network. The supplementary part also has an associated identifier for uniquely identifying it to the network. The identifiers enable the network to determine the functional attributes of the part with which the identifier is associated. Embodiments are described which allow the network to always be aware of the functional attributes of the device. The functional attributes of the device will change depending upon the coupling and uncoupling of the wireless communicator part to the supplementary part. The identifiers may be IMEIs and may be transmitted as a USSD string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Vodafone Group PLC
    Inventors: Colin McEwen, Robert Banks
  • Patent number: 8467522
    Abstract: A 7th order splitter for replacing the known 9th order splitter of an ISDN/POTS telecommunication system and reducing thereby the space occupied on the board as well as the cost. The 7th order splitter comprising, between line terminals (Line+, Line?) and POTS/ISDN terminals, the cascade connection of a LC filter cell (L21a, L12b, C21) and several elliptical filter cells (L22a, L22b, C22, C24, C25; L23a, L23b, C23, C26, C27). One or more of these filter cells is associated with a damped series resonance circuit comprising a capacitor (C21; C22; C23) series coupled with an RL circuit (R21, L24; R22, L25; R23, L26) between two winding (L21a, L21b; L22a, L22b; L23a, L23b) of a symmetrical coil of the associated filter cell. Each RL circuit is constituted by the parallel coupling of a resistor (R21; R22; R23) and a coil (L24; L25; L26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Edmond Celina Jozef Op De Beeck
  • Patent number: 8457606
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided to connect telephone calls, such as international phone calls, using data and telephone networks of a mobile communication device such as a cellular phone. A routing engine determines from the available communications interfaces (e.g., a cellular voice interface, a cellular data interface, and non-cellular data interfaces such as WiFi and WiMax) and from a set of user preferences what type of routing should be used for an outbound call. For example, call routing can be performed using VoIP calls over non-cellular networks, VoIP calls over cellular data networks, voice calls using substitute number termination, voice calls using calling card routing, voice calls using bridge-based calling and conventional cellular voice calls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventor: Binyamin Bauman
  • Patent number: 8452344
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for embedding event notification into multimedia content being reproduced on an electronic device are provided herein. The method may include causing reproduction of multimedia content on said electronic device, detecting an event that requires notification of a user of said electronic device and responsive thereto applying a modification to said reproduction of said multimedia content, according to said event, wherein said modification achieves a user-perceivable variation in said reproduced multimedia content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Antti Eronen, Pauli Laine