Radiotelephone System Patents (Class 455/403)
  • Patent number: 9793958
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an operation panel, a near field communication portion, and a hardware processor. The operation panel is attached to a main body of the image processing apparatus such that a position relative to the main body is variable. The near field communication portion is arranged in the operation panel and carries out near field communication with a terminal by receiving radio waves transmitted from the terminal. The hardware processor is configured to change a communication distance in near field communication with the terminal through the near field communication portion in accordance with a position of the operation panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Hisataka Funakawa
  • Patent number: 9794841
    Abstract: A first network node provides a neighboring cell list for a first cell in a wireless telecommunications network. The first cell is served by a second network node. The first network node includes a collecting unit that collects information about a number of bursts of events and/or a number of radio link addition attempts for user equipments located in the first cell to cell(s) other than the first cell. The first network node includes a determining unit that determines a neighboring cell list for the first cell based on addition and/or removal threshold(s) related to the number of bursts of events and/or number of radio link addition attempts for user equipments located in the first cell to one or more cells other than the first cell. The first network node includes a providing unit that provides the determined neighboring cell list for the first cell to the second network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventor: Fredrik Lundqvist
  • Patent number: 9794690
    Abstract: A wireless speaker system is provided. The system includes at least one main light emitting diode (LED) lighting device including a Bluetooth module and a wireless audio module. The system also includes at least one auxiliary LED lighting device including a wireless audio module. Further, the system includes a smart terminal configured to send data to the main LED lighting device through a Bluetooth protocol. The wireless audio module in the main LED lighting device transmits the data to the auxiliary LED lighting device. The auxiliary LED lighting device sends feedback data to the smart terminal through the main LED lighting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: SENGLED OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xia Wang, Jianbing Zheng, Jinxiang Shen
  • Patent number: 9794761
    Abstract: Embodiments include a system, method, and computer program product that enable intelligent formation and management of dynamic talk groups. Embodiments include a discretionary sharing mechanism based on invitation and acceptance that allows for dynamic publication or sharing of information in real time among agencies responding to an incident, where the agencies may establish secure communications. Additional embodiments include establishing and associating geographic boundaries of incident sites with talk groups, monitoring conditions that trigger warning messages sent to talk group members, and subscriptions to information channels that allow multimedia information to flow into talk groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Mutualink, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph R. Mazzarella, Michael S. Wengrovitz
  • Patent number: 9762362
    Abstract: Frame structures may be designed and channels may be allocated in a manner to support multi-hop for fully distributed and infrastructure-less peer-to-peer communications in proximity. Frame structures may have a dedicated multi-hop period near the end of a superframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Convida Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Hongkun Li, Zhuo Chen, Chonggang Wang, Qing Li, Paul L. Russell, Jr., Tao Han
  • Patent number: 9763175
    Abstract: A method of managing mobility of a mobile terminal in a communication network comprising a plurality of access points and an access points discovery server adapted for providing the mobile terminal with a list of access points selected from among the network access points is disclosed. In some embodiments, the method comprises the following processes, implemented by the access points discovery server: reception of a quality of service class determined by an item of equipment for application of quality of service as a function of a service accessed by the mobile terminal and generation of the list of access points by selecting at least one access point compatible with the quality of service class determined by the item of equipment for application of quality of service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Orange
    Inventors: Sanaa El Moumouhi, Benoît Radier
  • Patent number: 9749836
    Abstract: A method of managing mobility of a mobile terminal in a communication network comprising a plurality of access points and an access points discovery server adapted for providing the mobile terminal with a list of the network access points to which the mobile terminal can connect is disclosed. In some embodiments, the method comprises recovery, by the access points discovery server, of a velocity vector of the mobile terminal, and generation, by the access points discovery server, of the list of access points as a function of said velocity vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Orange
    Inventors: Sanaa El Moumouhi, Benoît Radier
  • Patent number: 9713076
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present description, a method by which a terminal receives a search signal from a small-sized cell is provided. The method can comprise the steps of: receiving, from a serving cell, configuration set information of search signals of clustered neighboring small-sized cells for each cluster; determining configuration information of a search signal of each of the neighboring small-sized cells belonging to a corresponding cluster on the basis of the set information; and detecting a search signal from a corresponding small-sized cell on the basis of the determined configuration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Daesung Hwang, Yunjung Yi, Joonkui Ahn, Suckchel Yang
  • Patent number: 9712210
    Abstract: A method and system supply energy to at least one mobile component in a wireless communications system, in particular to RFID tags of an RFID system. In the method for supplying energy to at least one mobile component in a wireless communications system with two or more base stations, coherent electromagnetic waves are transmitted by at least two of the base stations. In the system of base stations of a wireless communications system, at least two of the base stations are designed for transmitting coherent electromagnetic waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Joerg Huettner, Dominikus Joachim Mueller, Andreas Ziroff
  • Patent number: 9705954
    Abstract: A relaying device is provided, which can mediate by using communications of a wireless apparatus without clipping off the beginning of verbal communication. The relaying device includes: a network interface that receives an audio signal as a group of packet trains via a network; a wireless apparatus interface to which a wireless apparatus is connected; a voice buffer that temporarily stores the audio signal; and a control unit that starts temporarily storing the audio signal in the voice buffer and requests the wireless apparatus to reserve a channel, when a leading packet of the group of packet trains is received, and that reads the temporarily stored audio signal from the voice buffer and transfers the audio signal to the wireless apparatus, after receiving from the wireless apparatus a reply indicating that a channel has been reserved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Icom Incorporated
    Inventor: Hisaaki Matsushima
  • Patent number: 9699632
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are example embodiments for multi-modality communication with interceptive conversion. Described embodiments may include, but are not limited to, receiving from a first communication device data corresponding to a first communication modality, with the data corresponding to the first communication modality associated with a communication flow between the first communication device and a second communication device, and with the communication flow comprising a multi-modality communication in which a first user is to interact with the first communication device using a first communication modality and a second user is to interact with the second communication device using a second communication modality. Data corresponding to the first communication modality may be converted to data corresponding to the second communication modality and transmitted to the second communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9686672
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present invention provide a method for prompting identification card information, a mobile terminal and an electronic device. The method for prompting information includes: determining a most appropriate identification card from the more than one identification card when an identification card is to be used; and displaying information of the more than one identification card on a display screen of the electronic device, wherein the most appropriate identification card and other identification cards are displayed discriminatively. In the embodiments of the present invention, an appropriate identification card may be recommended to the user, and the user can be prompted intuitively, so as to obtain better user experiences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventor: George Cao
  • Patent number: 9686819
    Abstract: A method for controlling access to a router is provided. The method includes: transmitting a first connection request for establishing a connection using a visitor identity to a router, wherein the first connection request comprises a user identification of a first terminal device; receiving indication information which is transmitted from a second terminal device, the indication information indicating that access to the router is permitted; and transmitting a second connection request for establishing a connection to the router, wherein the second connection request comprises the received indication information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Jialin Fan, Heng Qu, Guizhen Yang, Yongfeng Xia
  • Patent number: 9686226
    Abstract: A domain name system (DNS) server. The domain name system server comprises a processor, a memory, and an application stored in the memory. When executed by the processor, the application receives an invalid domain name system address query and, in response to the invalid domain name system address query, returns a query response comprising a loop-back internet protocol address and a time to live value of less than about ten seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Gardner, Edward A. Mlodzik
  • Patent number: 9686236
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and software for mediating SMS messages, and especially type 0 SMS messages, in a wireless mobile communications device configured to send and receive data using a GSM protocol and including a subscriber identity module (“SIM”) including electronic hardware and computer software executed by the hardware such that the SIM is configured to send, receive, and process messages using a Short Message System (“SMS”) between the wireless mobile communications device and a communications network. One aspect includes a method for mediating SMS messages comprising: configuring electronic hardware on the wireless mobile communications device to implement a firewall on the wireless mobile communications device, the firewall configured to identify and optionally mediate infrastructure SMS messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Mantech Advanced Systems International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry N. Lukin, Mihaela Mihaylova, Nathan Klonoski, Robert Adam McKay, Sam Emara, Steven Hildner, Terry Bahr, Thomas Shanley, Timothy C. Berzins, Wesley W. Driver
  • Patent number: 9660844
    Abstract: A decision-feedback equalizer (DFE) samples an analog input signal against M references during the same symbol time to produce M speculative samples. Select logic in the DFE then decodes N bits resolved previously for previous symbol times to select one of the M speculative samples as the present resolved bit. The present resolved bit is then stored as the most recent previously resolved bit in preparation for the next symbol time. The select logic can be can be programmable to accommodate process, environmental, and systematic variations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Rambus Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Leibowitz, Jaeha Kim
  • Patent number: 9654970
    Abstract: A WiFi roaming management method and device which redirect an HTTP request of a mobile terminal from an AP to an AC even though the AC and the AP do not exist in the same subnet, which redirects a source IP address for an HTTP request, after transferring, to an IP address of the AC, and which smoothly support a wireless Internet service in a distributed processing system according to a web authentication of the AC in a WiFi roaming method is provided. A terminal session management function and a traffic control function are separated by a premium AC (Access Controller) and a premium AP (Access Point) interworked with a tunneling method according to a CAPWAP protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: KT Corporation
    Inventors: Joo Young Yoon, Kyu Jeong Han, Yung Ha Ji
  • Patent number: 9653068
    Abstract: A speech recognizer on a portable computing device is trained and configured to reject machine articulations of utterances attempting access to resources on such device. The recognizer is trained with scoring feedback from human listeners identifying articulations as originating from a machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: John Nicholas and Kristin Gross Trust
    Inventor: John Nicholas Gross
  • Patent number: 9647958
    Abstract: A RF router for routing n input signals to m destinations, where the router comprises a backplane coupled to a plurality of RF input terminals, a plurality of RF output terminals, a plurality of splitters and a plurality of connectors. The backplane is also coupled to a controller and a plurality of connectors for receiving a plurality of switching matrices. The RF router comprises a plurality of u×v input switch matrices, a plurality of p×q intermediate switch matrices and a plurality of r×s output switch matrices, where at least one of the plurality of u×v input switch matrices, the plurality of p×q intermediate switch matrices and the plurality of r×s output switch matrices are redundant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Evertz Micosystems Ltd.
    Inventor: Daniel Baldor
  • Patent number: 9639608
    Abstract: A method for comprehensive user/event matching or recommendations is described. The method includes a network environment which receives one or more pieces of user data, event data, or social data from users or third party data sources, determining the relevance of the data for users, and displaying the identified data to user in the form of recommendations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Inventor: Daniel Freeman
  • Patent number: 9621305
    Abstract: A transmitter having two or more transmit antennas includes a bit parser for providing two or more data streams to an interleaver of the transmitter. The bit parser receives bits representing data to be transmitted over the transmit antennas, and parses the bits into a number of data streams equal to a number of the transmit antennas such that the bits are divided into bit groups, each having no more than two of the bits, and each of the data streams include non-adjacent ones of the bit groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd
    Inventor: Carlos H. Aldana
  • Patent number: 9614845
    Abstract: Provided is a method for operating an authentication server for authenticating a user who is communicating with an enterprise via a network. The method include receiving, via the network, a first authenticator including first information from a low energy wireless device received via a user device wirelessly, and storing the first authenticator. When the authentication service later receives, from the enterprise, a request to authenticate the user, the authentication server transmits an authentication request to the user device via the network requesting that the user read information from the low energy wireless device using the user device. The information received from the low energy wireless device in response to the authentication request is then used authenticate the user by comparing the information received from the low energy wireless device due to the authentication request with the stored first authenticator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Early Warning Services, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew Robert Rolfe
  • Patent number: 9585017
    Abstract: A GSM, UMTS or LTE mobile telecommunications network includes a radio access network comprising base stations, and further includes one or more additional access points. An access point may be connected to the network core by an IP transport broadband connection. The access point is configured to appear to the mobile terminal as a base station. Arrangements are disclosed which allow the network to restrict access to the network via these access points while also minimizing signaling requirements. The access points may be excluded from traditional Tracking Areas, but associated therewith by a network controller in a mapping in order to notify authorized mobile terminals of the Access Point's existence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Vodafone IP Licensing Limited
    Inventors: David Fox, Timothy Frost, Gavin Wong, Jonathon Batkin, Jose-Luis Carrizo Martinez
  • Patent number: 9584561
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing a network assisting switch function are disclosed. For example, the method receives a query for feature processing for a call from a switch deployed in a switched network, and determines if the feature processing for the call requires one or more switching services. The method determines if the switch is able to provide the one or more switching services, if the one or more switching services are determined to be required, and initiates a temporary connection to a network assisting switch function in a packet network, if the switch is unable to provide the one or more switching services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Dominic Ricciardi, Wesley Brush
  • Patent number: 9571309
    Abstract: A plurality of comparator circuits output results of comparing a pulse amplitude modulated input signal having four or more values with a plurality of first thresholds. A selection section decides a value of the input signal at certain timing by selecting one of the comparison results on the basis of a result of deciding a value of the input signal at previous timing. A threshold setting section generates the first thresholds from a plurality of third thresholds obtained by adding an offset value based on magnitude of inter-symbol interference corresponding to each value to one of second thresholds whose number is based on the number of values, on the basis of an average value of third thresholds greater than a second threshold or third thresholds smaller than the second threshold and an adjustment value based on the decision result and sets the first thresholds in the comparator circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Yasufumi Sakai
  • Patent number: 9558337
    Abstract: Methods of creating a corpus of spoken CAPTCHA challenges are disclosed. The methods involve training a computing system with samples of human voices and computer synthesized voices articulating a set of reference challenge items, scoring the reference challenge items based on differences in articulation between human and machine articulation of each challenge item, and selecting suitable challenge items from among the reference challenge items based on the score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: John Nicholas and Kristin Gross Trust
    Inventor: John Nicholas Gross
  • Patent number: 9560580
    Abstract: A method of locating a mobile device, and a mobile device utilizing the same are provided. The method, adopted by a wireless communication device, includes: searching for a plurality of signal-source types; in response to the searching, determining whether a first type of signal source is available; setting a search configuration based on availability of the first type of signal source; and searching again for the plurality of signal-source types according to the search configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: AthenTek Incorporated
    Inventor: Chun-Nan Chen
  • Patent number: 9560522
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques related to a tap-to-wake and tap-to-login system. This Abstract is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope and meaning of the claims. A tap-to-wake and tap-to-login system allows a user of a near field device to wake up a computing platform from a deep sleep state using a bump/tap without having to move a mouse or enter a keyboard stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ned Smith, Victoria C Moore, Avi Kanon
  • Patent number: 9553973
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method is provided for detecting a privacy condition in a communication device and disclosing the privacy condition to a second communication device. A privacy condition is detecting in the communication device, wherein the privacy condition is a condition that can affect the privacy of a call. The privacy condition can be the enablement of a speakerphone, the detection of a non-private environment, or the detection of a nearby electronic signal. Thereafter, during an active call, a notice of the privacy condition is sent to the second communication device. A privacy condition can be displayed in response to receiving a privacy condition message from the second communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Frederick Harness Clarke, Sanjay Kalyanasundaram, Calvin Roex
  • Patent number: 9549311
    Abstract: Techniques for use by a mobile device configured to operate in a wireless network for the communication of data messages with a server are described. When the mobile device does not have an open session with the server, the mobile device receives from a service node via the wireless network a message which informs the mobile device that a data message has arrived at the server and needs to be retrieved. The message includes an identifier which identifies the data message at the server. In response to opening an application at the mobile device, the mobile device communicates directly with the server via the wireless network for retrieving the data message. This involves commencing an open session with the server, sending to the server a command for retrieving the data message, and receiving from the server the data message in response to sending the command. The mobile device may use the identifier for retrieving the data message from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: David Clark, Allan David Lewis, Barry Gilhuly, David Bajar, Nataliya Martsyna, Robbie John Maurice
  • Patent number: 9544071
    Abstract: Described are methods and circuits for margin testing digital receivers. These methods and circuits prevent margins from collapsing in response to erroneously received data, and can thus be used in receivers that employ historical data to reduce intersymbol interference (ISI). Some embodiments detect receive errors for input data streams of unknown patterns, and can thus be used for in-system margin testing. Such systems can be adapted to dynamically alter system parameters during device operation to maintain adequate margins despite fluctuations in the system noise environment due to e.g. temperature and supply-voltage changes. Also described are methods of plotting and interpreting filtered and unfiltered error data generated by the disclosed methods and circuits. Some embodiments filter error data to facilitate pattern-specific margin testing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Rambus Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Ho, Vladimir Stojanovic, Bruno W. Garlepp, Fred F. Chen
  • Patent number: 9538338
    Abstract: A system and method for carrying out communications with a remote communication device (RCD) utilizes a data channel communication path to provide a call request from the RCD to a telematics services provider (TSP). In response to the call request, the TSP obtains a temporary phone number and sends it back to the RCD which then places a voice call to the TSP using the phone number. The received call is connected to an advisor to handle voice communication with the caller using the RCD. Based on the prior association of the assigned temporary phone number with the calling RCD, the TSP is able to recognize the caller or calling device based on the number called and then automatically provide the advisor with relevant information about the caller or calling RCD, such as the caller's name or subscription account information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: General Motors LLC
    Inventor: Swapan Das
  • Patent number: 9532189
    Abstract: A master station of an intercom system is connected to an internal radio. When a substation communicates with an external radio of another wireless system, the master station outputs an audio signal received from the substation to the internal radio, and the internal radio transmits the audio signal to the external radio. The master station stores group setting information of a plurality of substations and destination group setting information indicating to which group of the plurality of substations the audio signal is to be transmitted. With reference to the group setting information and destination group setting information, the master station transmits the audio signal received from the substation to the substations in the group indicated by the destination group setting information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Ogawa, Masaru Narui
  • Patent number: 9532284
    Abstract: Handoffs within a wireless communication system (20) include using a common cell definition code for each of a plurality of microcell BTSs (30, 40, 50) to facilitate handoffs between a macrocell (26) and any one of the microcells. In a disclosed example, a common cell definition code such as a PN offset or a scrambling code is used to trigger a handoff from the macrocell (26) to any one of the microcell BTSs (30, 40, 50). A mobile station locate feature identifies which of the BTSs is involved in the handoff. Another common cell definition code is used in one example to trigger all handoffs from any one of the microcells (30, 40, 50) to the macrocell (26). Soft handoff and hard handoff examples are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Li, Victor Pan, David A. Rossetti
  • Patent number: 9516482
    Abstract: Provided are a call request processing method and device. The method includes: obtaining state information of a second communication identification card located in a same terminal with a first communication identification card; processing a call request according to the state information, wherein the call request is used for calling the first communication identification card. According to the solution, the technical problem that because only one radio frequency transceiving chip is set in a dual-mode dual-card phone, if one card is in a communication state, a call to another card is easily lost is solved, thereby reducing call loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shihong Liu, Yu Zhang, Tie Tang, Zhengmiao Yang, Yongping Shao, Guolin Ding
  • Patent number: 9516587
    Abstract: A system and method for selecting a wireless network is disclosed. The method relates to selecting a wireless network from plurality of wireless networks. A variation of the invention includes selecting a new platform from a plurality of platforms offered by the current service provider according to a service request from the wireless device. The method comprises determining a requested service associated with the wireless device, determining whether one of the plurality of wireless networks can provide the requested service, and, if one of the plurality of wireless networks can provide the requested service, choosing the one wireless network of the plurality of wireless networks. The method further involves using a variety of parameters in determining which wireless network to choose for servicing the requested service from the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Ann C. Guilford, Mike Verstegan, Hong Zhao
  • Patent number: 9516497
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the invention are detection systems and methods for detecting call provenance based on call audio. An exemplary embodiment of the detection system can comprise a characterization unit, a labeling unit, and an identification unit. The characterization unit can extract various characteristics of networks through which a call traversed, based on call audio. The labeling unit can be trained on prior call data and can identify one or more codecs used to encode the call, based on the call audio. The identification unit can utilize the characteristics of traversed networks and the identified codecs, and based on this information, the identification unit can provide a provenance fingerprint for the call. Based on the call provenance fingerprint, the detection system can identify, verify, or provide forensic information about a call audio source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vijay Balasubramaniyan, Mustaque Ahamad, Patrick Gerard Traynor, Michael Thomas Hunter, Aamir Poonawalla
  • Patent number: 9510306
    Abstract: An apparatus may include a set of transceivers comprising three or more transceivers each operable to communicate via a wireless communications standard different from each other transceiver and a driver to output an enable signal when a first transceiver of the set of transceivers is active. The apparatus may also include a processor circuit and a real-time frame synchronization module operable on the processor circuit to receive a first frame synchronization input signal to delineate first receive and first transmit periods of a radio frame of a first transceiver of the set of transceivers, and to generate a frame synchronization signal to align receive and transmit periods of each of a multiplicity of additional transceivers of the set of transceivers to the respective first receive and first transmit periods of the first transceiver. Other embodiments are disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xue Yang, Yongfang Guo, Xingang Guo, Ulun Karacaoglu
  • Patent number: 9503576
    Abstract: System and method for determining whether an incoming call originates from inside or outside of a mobile carriers network and indicates the result to the subscriber. An example system performs a GTT (global title translation) on an incoming number to determine the hosting carrier of any mobile phone number. When the result matches the subscriber's carrier, the mobile device then indicates to the subscriber (i.e. mobile device) that the call is an “in network call.” Results of the comparison are stored and used for later incoming calls. The stored results are refreshed every time or periodically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Cequint, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Gosselin, Rick Hennessey
  • Patent number: 9503501
    Abstract: An in-browser proxy enables an application in a frame to make a cross domain request. The proxy executes within the browser, which has a first domain. The browser provides a frame in which a client application executes, which has a second domain. The request from the client application is a request for data access to the external domain. The proxy identifies a registration of the client application, and forwards the request to the external domain. The proxy receives a response to the request and provides the response back to the client application within the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Alex Toussaint, Chris Jolley, Jay Hurst, Stephen L. Pepper, Kari L. Hotchkiss, Saptarshi Roy
  • Patent number: 9491599
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing wireless account calling feature indications to a device are described. Feature indications are provided to inform a user of the device that an incoming call or outgoing call is eligible for an account calling feature based on whether the conditions for the calling feature to apply are currently met. The feature indications are provided to a display of the device and/or to a speaker of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Thomas W. Bonner, Ted Stine
  • Patent number: 9489047
    Abstract: A haptic output device including an actuator configured to generate a haptic effect, and a processor configured to communicate a driving signal to the actuator and to communicate a braking signal to the actuator before or at the same time the driving signal is terminated to generate the haptic effect. The braking signal has a frequency substantially the same as a resonant frequency of the actuator and at a reverse phase of the driving signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Li Jiang, Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez
  • Patent number: 9491493
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses and systems to provide a unified content posting mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Junyong Jonathan Ding, Bo Huang
  • Patent number: 9485241
    Abstract: A communication network processes intermediate security data from intermediate access nodes on a communication path between a network access node and an end-point device to determine if the intermediate access nodes are authorized. If the intermediate access nodes are authorized, then the network processes end-point security data from the end-point device to determine if the end-point device is authorized. If the end-point device is authorized, then the network processes end-point tethering data from the end-point device to determine if any tethered communication devices are coupled to the end-point device. If the end-point device is not coupled to any tethered communication devices, then the network authorizes a data transfer session for the end-point device over the communication path. If the end-point device is coupled to a tethered communication device, then the network denies authorization for the data transfer session over the communication path for the end-point device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Lyle Walter Paczkowski, Mike L. McRoberts, Thomas M. Renner, Ivan Sheon Fenwick
  • Patent number: 9479936
    Abstract: A method of sharing content for an electronic device is provided. The electronic device is capable of changing contents that are to be shared when a network changes. The content sharing method includes storing a list of contents shared between the electronic device and another electronic device via a network formed using an access point, such that the contents match the access point, and setting contents included in a list of contents stored to match the access point as contents to be shared in response to the electronic device being connected to the network via the access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chi-Hyun Cho, Youn-gun Jung
  • Patent number: 9467436
    Abstract: Systems and methods for verifying human users through cognitive processes that computers cannot imitate are described herein. Human cognitive language processing techniques may be used to verify human users. Visual patterns and tests may be used to distinguish between humans and computers because computer-based visual recognition is fundamentally different from human visual processing. Persistent plugins and tests may be used to continuously verify human users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Inventor: Gary Stephen Shuster
  • Patent number: 9467187
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method for selecting a specific provisioning profile from among a plurality of provisioning profiles and an apparatus using same. In a terminal to which an embedded UICC (eUICC) is mounted, the eUICC includes at least one provisioning profile wherein each of the one or more provisioning profile enables a user terminal to communicate with a subscriber management entity supporting at least one network provider. Accordingly, a specific provisioning profile can be selected from among the one or more provisioning profiles, and a network can be connected with a specific mobile communication provider using the selected provisioning profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: KT Corporation
    Inventors: Hyung Jin Lee, Kwan Lae Kim, Chul Hyun Park, Myoung Hee Seo, Jin Hyoung Lee, Youn Pil Jeung
  • Patent number: 9456025
    Abstract: A method and system for using a media access control (MAC) address of a mobile device for communication in a content distribution environment includes detecting the MAC address of a mobile device when in or within a predetermined range of the content distribution environment. Once the MAC address has been detected, registered user information of the mobile device is obtained via one or more databases and personalized media content is then delivered to one or more display devices in close proximity to the mobile device within the content distribution environment. In alternative embodiments, a user's presence within the content distribution environment is automatic and transparent to the mobile device user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventor: Gregory Charles Herlein
  • Patent number: 9456398
    Abstract: A mobile device includes a mobile network module to present media content using a public network and a home network module to present media content from a home network. The mobile device uses the mobile network module to receive a media streaming session via a broadband cellular connection and detects a local wireless connection to a device in a home network. The mobile device uses the home network module to initiate, via the local wireless connection, a home media session with the device in the home network and matches content of the home media session with content of the media streaming session. The mobile device presents, to a user and using the home network module, the matched content of the home media session and disables the media streaming session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Robin M. Mathews, Tushar Saxena
  • Patent number: 9438359
    Abstract: The automated switching of broadcast sources of an audio content stream based on the geographic location of the physical unit that is receiving the audio content stream. For instance, while rendering a particular audio content stream from a first broadcasting source, a system may have an identity of one or more alternative possible broadcasting sources available for the same audio content stream for that relative geographic location. In response to some decision making, the system may decide to switch broadest sources for that audio content stream. Thus, the user continues to listen to the audio content stream without being subject to possible negative consequences of continuing to listen to the audio content stream as received from the original broadcast station. Data transmitted by the broadcast stations themselves need not be relied upon. Thus, the automated switching is accomplished even outside of regions in which broadcast stations transmit such data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew David Mark Haslam