Switching Between Different Terminal Types (e.g., Voice/data Switch) Patents (Class 379/93.09)
  • Patent number: 11257114
    Abstract: This disclosure provides methods, services, and platforms that automatically prompt mobile phone users to add contact information to their phone book after a triggering event such as calling a phone number. The methods, services, and platforms allow mobile network operators to provide a service that allows businesses to potentially have their numbers added to the phonebook of a mobile phone after a disconnected call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: OnePIN, Inc.
    Inventors: Feyzi Celik, Marcin Nowak
  • Patent number: 11184320
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses are provided for VoIP communication with VoIP-enabled devices via a network address translator (NAT). A set of proxy servers is configured to relay communications through mapped paths of the NAT during operations including VoIP sessions through or with the plurality of VoIP-enabled devices and during other operations not involving VoIP sessions through or with the plurality of VoIP-enabled devices. The mapped paths are susceptible to being unmapped by the NAT if the mapped path is unused for a threshold duration of time. The proxy servers maintain the mapped paths through the NAT by prompting the VoIP-enabled devices to communicate data to the set of proxy servers. More specifically, a VoIP-enabled device is prompted to communicate data to the set of proxy servers, in response to the VoIP-enabled device not communicating with the set of proxy servers for a duration of time exceeding the threshold duration of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: 8x8, Inc.
    Inventor: Zhishen Liu
  • Patent number: 11145408
    Abstract: A medical communication protocol translator can be configured to facilitate communication between medical devices that are programmed to communicate with different protocol formats. The medical communication protocol translator can receive an input message formatted according to a first protocol format from a first medical device and to output an output message formatted according to a second protocol format supported by a second medical device using a set of translation rules. For example, a medical communication protocol translator can receive an input message from a hospital information system formatted according to a first HL7 protocol format and output an output message formatted according to a second HL7 protocol format based on a comparison with the set of translation rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: MASIMO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Anand Sampath, Bilal Muhsin, Peter Scott Housel
  • Patent number: 11087408
    Abstract: A method of organising financial data is described in which financial data is obtained from one or more data source and imported into a computer program. The data may, for example, be bank account data obtained from a bank via a wireless connection. The computer program modifies the data so obtained into a format suitable for presentation to a user. At least some of said electronic data is obtained without being manually entered by an operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: BANKCLARITY JERSEY GROUP LIMITED
    Inventor: Paul Edward Bater
  • Patent number: 10409391
    Abstract: Embodiments related to an electronic device having an adaptive input row. The adaptive input row may be positioned within an opening of a device and include a cover for receiving a touch and a display that is configured to present an adaptable set of indicia. The adaptive input row may also include one or more sensors for detecting the location of a touch and/or the magnitude of a force of the touch. The adaptive input row may be positioned adjacent or proximate to a keyboard of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Mikael M. Silvanto, Erik A. Zweigle, Jun Qi, Christiaan A. Ligtenberg, Robert Y. Cao, Bartley K. Andre, Molly J. Anderson, ByoungSuk Kim, Dinesh C. Mathew, Victor H. Yin
  • Patent number: 10198434
    Abstract: Technical solutions are described for generating structured conversational data. An example method includes receiving an utterance that is part of a conversation and identifying the utterance as part of an adjacency pair. The adjacency pair includes two utterances, each produced by different speakers. The method also includes associating the utterance with a label from a predetermined set of labels based on the identifying of the adjacency pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rafah A. Hosn, Robert J. Moore, Michal Shmueli-Scheuer
  • Patent number: 10104133
    Abstract: Measures for use in operating a subscriber device in a network. An audio call communication session is conducted between the subscriber device and an audio call client of a remote user device. The audio call communication session includes the transfer of audio data between the subscriber device and the audio call client of the remote user device. During the audio call communication session, transmittal, to a user interface associated with a user of the remote user device, of information associated with switching communication from the audio call client of the remote user device to a web browser client is caused. A real-time media data communication session is established between the subscriber device and the web browser client. Real-time media data is transferred between the subscriber device and the web browser client instead of audio data between the subscriber device and the audio call client of the remote user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: METASWITCH NETWORKS LTD.
    Inventor: Colin Tregenza Dancer
  • Patent number: 10069974
    Abstract: A method and system for providing a service session using a call include: initiating a first call between a caller and a callee according to a callee address record; establishing a voice communication session during the call; modifying the caller address record; and initiating a second call between the caller and the callee according to the modified callee address record. A behavior of the second call differs from a behavior of the first call. In one embodiment, the callee address record is modified according to a modification request. In one embodiment, the callee address record includes at least one session initiation entry. The session initiation entry includes a session address attribute with information for establishing the communication session, a session communication method with a protocol used for the communication session, and a session data attribute with data information for sending over the communication session based on the session address attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: TP Lab, Inc.
    Inventors: Chi Fai Ho, Shin Cheung Simon Chiu
  • Patent number: 10026419
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of multisensory speech detection is disclosed. The method comprises determining an orientation of a mobile device and determining an operating mode of the mobile device based on the orientation of the mobile device. The method further includes identifying speech detection parameters that specify when speech detection begins or ends based on the determined operating mode and detecting speech from a user of the mobile device based on the speech detection parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Dave Burke, Michael J. LeBeau, Konrad Gianno, Trausti T. Kristjansson, John Nicholas Jitkoff, Andrew W. Senior
  • Patent number: 10013141
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system for managing an electronic signature is provided. A data collector receives one or more information items. A signature builder builds an electronic signature based on at least one of the information items. The electronic signature includes a set of icons. Individual icons in the set of icons are respectively associated with at least one of the information items. Individual icons in the set of icons are configured to initiate a communication application when one of the icons is selected in order to communication via the communication application using the information item associated with the selected icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Jacob J. Dayan
  • Patent number: 9817817
    Abstract: Technical solutions are described for generating structured conversational data. An example method includes receiving an utterance that is part of a conversation and identifying the utterance as part of an adjacency pair. The adjacency pair includes two utterances, each produced by different speakers. The method also includes associating the utterance with a label from a predetermined set of labels based on the identifying of the adjacency pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rafah A. Hosn, Robert J. Moore, Michal Shmueli-Scheuer
  • Patent number: 9697069
    Abstract: A processor-implemented method provides a remote diagnosis for an information appliance via a secure connection. A command is received from a console, and an examination is performed to determine whether or not the command is permitted to be issued. In response to a remote diagnostic module being initiated, a determination is made as to whether a secure connection to a remote information appliance has been created. In response to determining that the secure connection to the remote information appliance has been created, the command is transmitted to the remote information appliance via the secure connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Cheng-Ta Lee, Jeffrey C H Liu, Joey H Y Tseng, Rick M F Wu
  • Patent number: 9654635
    Abstract: A method and system for providing a service session using a call include: initiating a first call between a caller and a callee according to a callee address record; establishing a voice communication session during the call; modifying the caller address record; and initiating a second call between the caller and the callee according to the modified callee address record. A behavior of the second call differs from a behavior of the first call. In one embodiment, the callee address record is modified according to a modification request. In one embodiment, the callee address record includes at least one session initiation entry. The session initiation entry includes a session address attribute with information for establishing the communication session, a session communication method with a protocol used for the communication session, and a session data attribute with data information for sending over the communication session based on the session address attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: TP Lab, Inc.
    Inventors: Chi Fai Ho, Shin Cheung Simon Chiu
  • Patent number: 9438431
    Abstract: A method 10 of transmitting traffic in a communications network. The method comprises receiving client signal having a client bit rate and comprising traffic to be transmitted 12 and monitoring an indicator indicative of said client bit rate 12. The method further comprises setting a transmission bit rate at which to transmit the traffic 16. The transmission bit rate is set in dependence on said client bit rate. The method further comprises generating and transmitting a control signal arranged to cause a transmission apparatus to transmit the traffic at the transmission bit rate 18.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Ghani Abdul Muttalib Abbas, Philip Andrew Arnold
  • Patent number: 9424836
    Abstract: Techniques disclosed herein include systems and methods for privacy-sensitive training data collection for updating acoustic models of speech recognition systems. In one embodiment, the system locally creates adaptation data from raw audio data. Such adaptation can include derived statistics and/or acoustic model update parameters. The derived statistics and/or updated acoustic model data can then be sent to a speech recognition server or third-party entity. Since the audio data and transcriptions are already processed, the statistics or acoustic model data is devoid of any information that could be human-readable or machine readable such as to enable reconstruction of audio data. Thus, such converted data sent to a server does not include personal or confidential information. Third-party servers can then continually update speech models without storing personal and confidential utterances of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Antonio R. Lee, Petr Novak, Peder Andreas Olsen, Vaibhava Goel
  • Patent number: 9426024
    Abstract: An agent is deployed to a node of an enterprise network, where the agent is configured to establish communication with the enterprise network after migration of the node to a cloud infrastructure. Further, the node is migrated to the cloud infrastructure, and communication is established between the node and the enterprise network using the agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: John M. Suit
  • Patent number: 9380584
    Abstract: Methods to control reconfiguration of multiple radio access bearers in a mobile wireless device connected to a wireless network are described. The mobile wireless device is connected to the wireless network through a voice connection and a data connection simultaneously. The data connection is concurrently active with the voice connection. Transmission of one or more signaling messages for the data connection is delayed until the voice connection terminates. Representative signaling messages include messages that reconfigure a radio access bearer supporting the data connection and messages estimated to exceed a pre-determined transmission time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Longda Xing, Li Su, Jianxiong Shi
  • Patent number: 9313631
    Abstract: Methods and systems for intelligently terminating calls are provided herein. In some embodiments, a method for intelligently terminating calls may include receiving a call request directed to a communication identifier associated with a first user, determining a call termination action to associate with the call request based on (a) information associated with the call request and (b) previous call termination patterns associated with the first user, and terminating the call to one or more devices associated with the communication identifier based on the determined call termination action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Vonage Business Inc.
    Inventors: Sagi Dudai, Dany Orr
  • Patent number: 9306904
    Abstract: A transmission system and a transmission method for network address translation traversal are provided. The transmission system includes a private network device, a network address record device, a public network device and a network address translation server. The network address record device records an inner network address of the private network device and an outer network address corresponding to the inner network address. The public network device inquires the inner network address of the private network device and the outer network address corresponding to the inner network address from the network address record device, and generates a packet according to the inner network address and the outer network address corresponding to the inner network address. The network address translation server receives the packet from the public network device, and transmits the packet to the public network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Institute For Information Industry
    Inventors: Chun-Yen Hsu, Chiu-Wen Chen, Whai-En Chen, Chun-Chieh Chiu
  • Patent number: 9292168
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system for managing an electronic signature is provided. A data collector receives one or more contact information items. A signature builder builds a graphic-based electronic signature based on at least one of the contact information items. The graphic-based electronic signature includes a set of icons. Individual icons in the set of icons are respectively associated with at least one of the contact information items. Individual icons in the set of icons are configured to initiate a communication application when one of the icons is selected in order to communication via the communication application using the contact information item associated with the selected icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Inventor: Jacob J. Dayan
  • Patent number: 9143911
    Abstract: A docking mechanism is disclosed that is used to establish a network connection between a mobile device and an enterprise Private Branch Exchange (PBX). Once docked, a mobile unified communication integrated dialer (MUCID) is able to be used to select between carrying a communications call over a land line (through the PBX system) or a mobile telephone line (through a cellular communication network). User mobility is provided by allowing a docked mobile device to be undocked either using a trigger on the docking station or via a UI interface on the mobile device and transfer an active call being carried over the PBX onto the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: James Elter, Yeharn Hwang
  • Patent number: 9104927
    Abstract: The “RFID Paging Infrastructure” uses RFID technology to provide a low-cost localized message paging system. When a stationary RFID transceiver detects a programmable RFID tag, the transceiver reads an identifier from the RFID tag. The RFID transceiver causes a computer to determine whether a message stored in a database is intended for the RFID tag, and in response to determining that a message is intended for the RFID tag, the RFID transceiver transmits the message to the RFID tag. The message is saved in a memory on the programmable RFID tag. The message in the memory on the RFID tag can be read with a hand-held display device or the RFID tag can be coupled with an integrated display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Erick S. Amador, Rick A. Hamilton, II, Philip K. Mullins, Clifford A. Pickover
  • Patent number: 9042530
    Abstract: Establishing a telephone call includes enabling display of a visual indicator of a call destination entity and detecting selection by a user of the visual indicator. The availability of the user to receive a first telephone call is determined. Voice communications between the call destination entity and the user are established in response to detection of the selection by the user of the visual indicator and conditioned on the user being determined to be available to receive the first telephone call. Establishing voice communications includes enabling placement of the first telephone call to the user to establish a first PSTN link with the user and enabling a voice communications link to be setup with the call destination entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventor: Robert M. Cooper
  • Patent number: 9031211
    Abstract: Audio processing systems and corresponding methods are disclosed, wherein the audio processing system comprises at least one of an analog portion and a digital portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Lantiq Beteiligungs-GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gerfried Krampl, Peter Linortner, Christian Jenkner, Thomas Ferianz, Joachim Pichler, Thomas Linder, Gerhard Noessing
  • Patent number: 8988481
    Abstract: In a communication environment where a voice bearer is established between a multimedia terminal of a first user and a voice terminal of a second user to allow voice communications between the first and second users, the present invention allows the second user to gain access to video content of the first user through a web session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: RPX Clearinghouse LLC
    Inventor: Dany Sylvain
  • Patent number: 8971312
    Abstract: An approach is provided for supporting a plurality of communication modes through universal identification. A core identifier is generated for uniquely identifying a user among a plurality of users within the communication system. One or more specific identifiers are derived based upon the core identifier, wherein the specific identifiers serve as addressing information to the respective communication modes. The specific identifiers and the core identifier are designated as a suite of identifiers allocated to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Richard G. Moore, Guna D. Gunasekar, Philip E. Lawson-Shanks, Darryl W. Shaw
  • Patent number: 8867709
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for the identification of the mode of a telephony device in a network are provided. A call initiation signal is received from a mode-identifying telephony device. The call initiation signal is used to communicate with a mode-selecting telephony device. Thereafter, the mode at the mode-selecting telephony device is detected and an answer mode signal, including the information regarding the answering mode of the mode-selecting telephony device, is sent to the mode-identifying telephony device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Cisco Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: B. Raghavendra Rao
  • Patent number: 8817957
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a phone number is used in connection with an advertising or marketing campaign. The account associated with the phone number may be configured to specify the type of information and the type of actions to be taken when a phone call is placed to the phone number. After the call that has placed to the phone number has completed, information relating to the call is compiled. Upon compilation, the information is transmitted by a network-enabled device using a protocol, where in one embodiment, the protocol is HTTP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Mongoose Metrics, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Tirey, Bradley Reynolds
  • 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: 8781087
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a simultaneous voice and data user interface for secure catalog orders and in particular for providing a system and method for providing a distributed voice user interface for a remote device having a limited visual user interface simultaneously with a data stream for facilitating secure automated catalog orders for simultaneous electronic fulfillment applied to that device are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Pierce, G. Jonathan Wolfman, Luu T. Pham, Thomas J. Foth, George M. Macdonald
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140169540
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus registers voice call destination information and data transmission destination information for a destination in association with each other. The image processing apparatus executes a voice call with the destination using the voice call destination information, and executes, after the voice call, data transmission to the destination using the data transmission destination information in accordance with a data transmission instruction input by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke Suga, Michio Fukushima, Eiji Ohara, Shigeru Koizumi
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8750471
    Abstract: A telephone call processor for processing telephone calls comprising voice signals and data signals, the call processor comprising a first telephone interface and a second telephone interface, the call processor being operable in a first mode and in a second mode. In the first mode, the call processor is adapted to receive voice signals and data signals at the first telephone interface and to transmit voice signals and data signals via the second telephone interface. In the second mode, the call processor is adapted to receive voice signals and data signals at the first telephone interface, to block data signals from being transmitted via the second telephone interface and optionally to transmit voice signals via the second telephone interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Semafone Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Peter William Tew, David Jackson, Timothy Critchley, Richard Charles Cooper-Driver
  • Patent number: 8718248
    Abstract: A communication apparatus, which is connected to a phone line, and to which an external telephone is connectable to. The communication apparatus includes: a line-voltage detecting unit which detects a line voltage; a communication-signal detecting unit which performs detection on a communication signal, which is input to the communication apparatus from the phone line or from the external telephone upon the external telephone is hooked up; and a control device which performs a hook-up determining process of determining that the external telephone is in a hook-up state when the line voltage detected by the line-voltage detecting unit is equal to or less than a first threshold value and the communication signal is detected by the communication-signal detecting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Baba
  • Patent number: 8711857
    Abstract: Facsimile transcoding is dynamically invoked for devices that do not support T.38 fax protocol. In this way, a unified messaging platform can process facsimiles from endpoints that are not T.38 capable without using without digital signal processor resources. Dynamic fax transcoding can be performed at a session border controller, allowing transcoding resources to be engaged only for non-T.38 endpoints rather than for all calls on an interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Jackson, Mehrad Yasrebi
  • Patent number: 8666044
    Abstract: An Electronic Document Answering Machine is adapted to connect to remote information sources and to download digital documents including e-mail and WEB pages, and to store the documents for later review by a user. The Answering machine has an alert device for alerting a user that new documents are available for review, and an initializing device for a user to cause documents to be communicated for review one-at-a-time. In a preferred embodiment documents are communicated over a speaker via voice synthesis. In an alternative preferred embodiment a small display is provided wherein documents may be displayed in alphanumeric characters. The answering machine can be implemented as a stand-alone device or can be connected via a serial port to a host PC for transferring documents to the PC for processing and review. In other embodiments the Answering Machine is implemented as a system in a PC, with alert and selective input added as an interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Yuzalla Investments LLC
    Inventor: Dan Kikinis
  • Publication number: 20140044247
    Abstract: A network includes an access link and a local area link. The access link and the local area link are interferingly coupled. A method for performing spectrum management in view of a constraint in the network includes quantifying interference between the access link and the local area link, determining a first spectral configuration for a first transmitter operating over the access link, and determining a second spectral configuration for a second transmitter operating over the local area link. The determining of the first spectral configuration and the determining of the second spectral configuration are performed such that the respective achievable channel capacities of the access link and the local area link meet the constraint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: ALCATEL-LUCENT
    Inventors: Jochen Maes, Michael Timmers, Mamoun Guenach
  • Patent number: 8639521
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system and method for providing care to a patient, comprising a patient care device having a number of configuration databases stored in a memory in the device. Each configuration database preferably includes protocols, operating limits, rule sets and/or operating features that collectively define an operating environment, or personality, of the device. Selection of a specific configuration database preferably is based at least in part upon patient-specific information obtained from any location in a distributed hospital network. Examples of such patient-specific information include patient age or size, patient medical characteristics, a location of the patient or a location of the care device. In a preferred embodiment, programming a patient care device to deliver a drug to a patient entails activating a configuration database and scanning a machine-readable drug label identifying a particular protocol stored in the activated database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip N. Eggers, David L. Schlotterbeck, Timothy W. Vanderveen, Damon J. Coffman
  • Patent number: 8630301
    Abstract: A system and method to provide an emergency communication network including a first responder device and at least one recipient by using a local agency communication node configured to relay communications using, in part, a VoIP interface to retransmit a communication received at a local agency as a ham communication received by at least one ham radio communication node which may be sent to and received by one or more recipients though a VoIP interface over the Internet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventor: Edwin B. Brownrigg
  • Patent number: 8626371
    Abstract: Diagnosing auxiliary equipment associated with an engine. A condition of the auxiliary equipment is diagnosed based on information provided by signals from a generator operationally connected to the auxiliary equipment or other signals associated with the engine. Different types of degradation are distinguished based on discerning characteristics within the information. Thus, a degraded auxiliary equipment component can be identified in a manner that reduces service induced delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ajith Kumar, Somakumar Ramachandrapanicker, Paul Flynn, Arijit Banerjee, Rupam Mukherjee
  • Patent number: 8620337
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are for selectively establishing radio access bearers configured to support simultaneous voice and data communications in a mobile telecommunications network. An exemplary method includes receiving a request to initiate a data session at a mobile device that is currently engaged in a voice session and, in response to receiving the request, determining if the mobile device is capable of supporting a radio access bearer configured to simultaneously support the data session and the voice session. The method further includes allowing or denying establishment of the radio access bearer based upon the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Sheldon Meredith, Mark Austin, Mario Kosseifi
  • Patent number: 8619738
    Abstract: A terminal for use in a voice communications system includes a base station and at least one handset arranged to communicate wirelessly with the base station. The base station includes a first interface to a packet data network and a second interface to a public switched telephone network, the base station being arranged to selectively establish a packet data call from the first interface and a public switched telephone call from the second interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Taavet Hinrikus, Gareth O'Loughlin, Liz Rice, Max Melchior
  • Patent number: 8599747
    Abstract: A method of conducting a lawful intercept of real time media packet traffic involves redirecting real time media packet streams between a caller and callee through a media server; replicating the media packet streams within the media server; modifying packet headers of the replicated packet streams; and directing the modified packet streams to at least one monitoring port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Radisys Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Adnan Saleem, Neil Gunn, Yong Xin, Jagtar Gill, Alvin Chubbs
  • 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: 8577020
    Abstract: A communication terminal apparatus is connected to a single telephone line and is configured to be selectively connected either to a telephone set or to a facsimile machine. A pseudo ring back tone generator generates a repetitive pseudo ring back tone transmitted to a calling party in response to an incoming call. A pseudo ring signal generator generates a pseudo ring signal for driving a ringer of the telephone set to ring in response to the incoming call. A tone detector detects a CNG signal indicative that the incoming call is a facsimile. A controller controls at least the pseudo ring back tone generator and the pseudo ring signal generator. A table correlates a plurality of ring back tones with corresponding countries. If a ring back tone for a country meets a predetermined condition, the controller sets a predetermined pseudo ring back tone to the pseudo ring back tone generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Hideaki Hosoi
  • Patent number: 8571189
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a server may obtain source data for a communication session having a combined audio portion and non-audio portion. As such, the server may actively split the audio portion of the communication session from the non-audio portion of the communication session, and then provide the audio portion (to a first set of one or more phones) over a phone channel and the non-audio portion (to a second set of one or more phones) over a separate data channel. The second set of phones may then obtain and merge the audio portion from the phone channel and the non-audio portion from the data channel to reestablish the full communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Zheng Yuan, Tejas Bhandarkar, Yongjian Tian
  • Patent number: 8559422
    Abstract: A network for coupling at least one telephone service signal to at least one telephone device over a wiring. The network includes: a wiring having at least two conductors for carrying multiple time-domain multiplexed digitized voice channels; an exchange side device coupled to the wiring and operative to couple at least one telephone service signal to at least one digitized voice channel; and at least one subscriber side device coupled to the wiring and operative to couple the at least one telephone device to at least one digitized voice channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Mosaid Technologies Incorporated
    Inventor: Yehuda Binder
  • Patent number: 8553858
    Abstract: Establishing a telephone call includes enabling display of a visual indicator of a call destination entity and detecting selection by a user of the visual indicator. The availability of the user to receive a first telephone call is determined. Voice communications between the call destination entity and the user are established in response to detection of the selection by the user of the visual indicator and conditioned on the user being determined to be available to receive the first telephone call. Establishing voice communications includes enabling placement of the first telephone call to the user to establish a first PSTN link with the user and enabling a voice communications link to be setup with the call destination entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert M. Cooper
  • Patent number: 8537988
    Abstract: A message relay server includes a call state control section that acquires call state data containing data identifying telephones from a line switching server which controls speech communication calls; a call state storage section storing the call state data for each of the calls; a message relay section receiving a message, which includes the identification data of a first telephone, from a first client terminal, and specifying a second telephone; and a message storage section configured to store the message and identification data of the second telephone. The message relay section receives a message inquiry, to acquire a message which includes the identification data of the second telephone, from a second client terminal, and transmits the stored message for the identifier data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Takahiro Shiroshima