Radiotelephone System Patents (Class 455/403)
  • Patent number: 8909201
    Abstract: In a communications network, a network access point address is determined that is currently associated with at least one of a plurality of subscriber mobile devices associated with a subscription to an information service. Content associated with the information service is formatted to provide subscriber content that is configured to be used by the plurality of subscriber mobile devices. The subscriber content is broadcast from a transmitter at the determined network access point address to the at least one subscriber mobile device over a wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Douglas O'Neil
  • Patent number: 8902875
    Abstract: A system and method for digital communications combine features of multiuser diversity and frequency diversity allocation schemes. The system and method retain advantages of multiuser allocation whenever possible by assigning a fraction, ?, of the available bandwidth to users in channels where the users are experiencing high SNR. Recognizing that channel state information at the transmitter is not perfect, however, the system and method allocate the remaining bandwidth, 1??, pseudorandomly according to frequency diversity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Djordje Tujkovic, Arogyaswami Paulraj
  • Patent number: 8904546
    Abstract: A DRM method and DRM-enabled portable device for controlling playback of DRM content on the basis of content usage log is disclosed. A digital rights management method for a portable device of the present invention includes playing a content item recording, when an abnormal playback stop event is detected, a stop time point in a playback session of the content item on a usage log and controlling a next playback of the content item with reference to the recorded stop time point. The DRM method and DRM-enabled portable device of the present invention further manages the licenses issued for the DRM content stored in the portable device by updating the licenses even when the DRM content are abnormally closed during its playback session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae Hwa Choi, Kyung Keun Lee
  • Patent number: 8902846
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for providing uplink timing synchronization during DRX operation in a wireless communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: James Earl Womack, Zhijun Cai, Yi Yu
  • Patent number: 8897764
    Abstract: A system that links a mobile device with a vehicle on-board unit includes a data control section that restricts use of at least one of a plurality of registered application software products provided on the mobile device, and a data output section that outputs an indication representing the at least one registered application software product to a display section of the vehicle on-board unit when the at least one application software product is available according to conditions of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Access Corp.
    Inventor: Keiichi Takikawa
  • Patent number: 8897823
    Abstract: Improved contact information is provided to users of mobile stations such as cellular telephones and personal digital assistants with wireless telephony capability. In particular, the present invention displays the types of messages that a contact listed on a contact list of the mobile station can receive. In addition, the present invention provides methods and apparatus for updating this information. In one method for updating contact information, the mobile station contacts a database which stores information concerning what types of electronic messages that users of the wireless telecommunications network can receive; requests up-to-date information concerning at least one contact listed on the contact list; receives the up-to-date information, and then updates the information stored in the memory of the mobile station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Mikko Repka
  • Patent number: 8897738
    Abstract: A mobile communication system in which a home cell limits access from a first mobile station, and when the first mobile station communicating via a macro cell using the same frequency as the home cell enters a predetermined area near the home cell, the first mobile station is caused to perform handover to a different-frequency macro cell selected from among macro cells covering the predetermined area and using frequencies different from that used in the home cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichiro Aoyagi, Takaaki Sato
  • Patent number: 8897163
    Abstract: Provided are a wireless communication method, a base station, a wireless communication system and a communication apparatus whereby an interference power is calculated from an estimated propagation channel estimation result and the transmission power is controlled based on the interference power or the interference is suppressed by controlling the directivity, thereby increasing the transmission capacity. A propagation channel estimation circuit performs propagation channel estimation from a response signal transmitted from a terminal station and estimates a propagation channel estimation result. An interference power calculation circuit measures each interference power from a signal of each sub-carrier received by each of wireless units, and calculates an interference power for each sub-carrier from the propagation channel estimation result estimated by the propagation channel estimation circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoki Murakami, Riichi Kudo, Takeo Ichikawa, Yasushi Takatori, Munehiro Matsui, Yusuke Asai, Masato Mizoguchi
  • Patent number: 8897737
    Abstract: A scalable system is provided for managing the interaction of cell phone users and users of other communication devices with public and private digital display systems and other interactive digital devices and systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Play Megaphone
    Inventors: Jury Hahn, Daniel Albritton
  • Patent number: 8896436
    Abstract: A method for providing notification of an alarm event to a plurality of individuals and communication therebetween having steps that include: receiving an alarm event signal from an alarm system indicating an alarm event; determining a customer associated with the alarm event; determine a plurality of individuals that are to be contacted based upon the customer that has been determined as being associated with the alarm event; selecting a transmission vector having a corresponding transmission identifier; correspondingly associating the selected transmission identifier with the alarm event; sending an alarm event notification to each of the plurality of individuals utilizing the selected transmission vector; and receiving a response to the notification and automatically associating the same; directing each of the plurality of individuals into a virtual chat room corresponding to the alarm event; and facilitating communication between the individuals within the virtual chat room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Livewatch Security, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Bradford Morehead
  • Patent number: 8891654
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for configuring, for each of one or more ranks in the DAS (distributed antenna system), a codebook for a DAS, including pre-coding matrices for the DAS, wherein the matrices include information on at least one or more antennas used for communication with a specific terminal, from among the whole antenna of the base station which belongs to the DAS, and information on the ratio of electric power allocated to each of the antennas of the base station. The present invention also relates to a method for transmitting a signal which is pre-coded using the thus-configured pre-coding matrices for the DAS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Ji Won Kang, Wook Bong Lee, Bin Chul Ihm, Jin Young Chun
  • Patent number: 8886128
    Abstract: An approach for enabling computing devices to establish and recognize a relationship group based on physical proximity is described. A proximity management platform monitors a plurality of activities of a mobile device. The monitored activities include communications with one or more devices within a predetermined proximity of the mobile device. The proximity management platform stores the monitored activities and associated timing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Hubner, Robert A. Clavenna, Kristopher Pate, Steven T. Archer
  • Patent number: 8886237
    Abstract: A smart antenna system for communicating wireless signals between a mobile device and a plurality of fixed base stations using different channels and beams. The system comprises a control subsystem, a radio transceiver and an antenna subsystem, providing a plurality of beams. Each beam has a main lobe, one or more nulls, and one or more lateral and back lobes with at least some attenuation, so as to reduce interference. The system performs scanning of different combinations of base stations, channels and beams using one or more test links established with one or more of the fixed base stations. The test links use at least some of the different channels and the different beams, select a first combination of base station, channel and beam based on the scanning, and establish a first operating link for transmitting a wireless signal to the selected base station using the selected channel and beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Redline Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Octavian Sarca, Serban Cretu, Aurel Picu
  • Patent number: 8886112
    Abstract: A personal media device including a broadcast receiver that receives broadcast media and broadcast media data from a broadcast source where the broadcast media data includes a media identifier associated with the broadcast media. The media device also includes a data transceiver that sends a retrieval request to a media server for enhanced media data where the retrieval request includes the media identifier and receives the enhanced media data via a wireless data channel. The media device further includes a processor that performs a media device operation in response to the received enhanced media data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Lee, Michael Ingazio Ingrassia, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8880042
    Abstract: A method and system includes the ability for individuals to set up an ad hoc digital and voice network easily and rapidly to allow users to coordinate their activities by eliminating the need for pre-entry of data into a web or identifying others by name, phone numbers or email. This method is especially useful for police, fire fighters, military, first responders or other emergency situations for coordinating different organizations at the scene of a disaster to elevate conventional communication problems either up and down the chain of command or cross communication between different emergency units. The method and system provides that the users are only required to enter a specific Server IP address and an ad hoc event name, a password and perhaps the name of the particular unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Ground Information Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Malcolm K. Beyer, Jr., Sandel Blackwell
  • Patent number: 8880021
    Abstract: A system and method for updating physical address location information of a wireless device for E911 services. The updating may include determining that the current geographical coordinate location of the wireless device has moved beyond a predetermined distance from a last recorded geographical coordinate location. A physical address location associated with the current geographical coordinate location may then be updated. The physical address location may be updated in the wireless device and/or a data repository operating on a data packet network. The physical address location may be communicated to a public safety answering point (PSAP) in response to an emergency 911 call being placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventor: Johnny D. Hawkins
  • Patent number: 8874038
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus for negotiating a communication link between first and second near field communication (NFC) devices is disclosed. A third NFC device is placed in close proximity with a first host device operatively containing the first NFC device to determine communication information including at least one of a communication mechanism and a data transfer protocol usable by the first host device. The communication information usable by the first host device is stored in a portable device operatively containing the third NFC device. The third NFC device is momentarily placed in close proximity with the second NFC device. The stored communication information of the first host device is transferred from the portable device to a second host device operatively containing the second NFC device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: John Waters, Brima Ibrahim, Mohamed Awad
  • Patent number: 8873445
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing a data over signaling (DoS) message at an access terminal are disclosed. A message is received at an access terminal. The message is decoded to determine if it is a DoS message. Upon detecting the DoS message a sleep delay timer is set to prevent the access terminal from entering a sleep state for a predetermined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Arulmozhi K. Ananthanarayanan, Biren R. Patel, Ashu Razdan
  • Patent number: 8873528
    Abstract: An embodiment of a mobile router, comprises: a wireless wide area network interface to access a cellular network; a local area network interface to provide access to devices for transfer of data; priority information associated with predetermined types of download data; data rate information associated with the priority information; first apparatus to determine the priority of download data via the wide area network interface; second apparatus to determine if data is being transferred via the local area network interface; and third apparatus to control the data rate for the download data based on the priority information, the data rate configuration information, and whether data is being transferred via the local area network interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Autonet Mobile, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas S Moeller, Ronald W Pashby
  • Patent number: 8873529
    Abstract: A method of operating a mobile router comprises: storing priority information associated with predetermined types of download data and data rate information associated with the priority information; determining the priority of download data received via the wide area network interface; determining if data is being transferred via the local area network interface; and controlling the data rate for the download data based on the download data priority, the priority information, the data rate configuration information, and whether data is being transferred via the local area network interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Autonet Mobile, Inc
    Inventors: Douglas S Moeller, Ronald W Pashby
  • Patent number: 8873442
    Abstract: The described method and system provide for notification to network applications by a telematics unit in standby mode of when the telematics unit is switching away from standby mode and will be come unavailable for communication with the network applications. The network application may include mobile applications for mobile devices (such as smartphones) and web applications accessible through web pages. The telematics unit may communicate with the back office(s) of the network applications. If the vehicle is a plug-type vehicle, the telematics unit or network application may further extend the standby period of the telematics unit or vehicle when the vehicle is plugged in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: General Motors LLC
    Inventors: Carl J. Hering, Timothy R. Nixon
  • Patent number: 8873545
    Abstract: A gateway apparatus receives a call control signal and/or a packet that has voice data stored therein in a predetermined protocol or payload format from an access point, converts a protocol of the call control signal and/or a protocol or payload format of the packet into a circuit switched protocol used when an RNC connects to the circuit switching equipment for output to the circuit switching equipment, receives a call processing signal that uses the protocol as that used when the circuit switching equipment outputs to the RNC and a voice signal that uses the same protocol, converts protocol of the call processing signal and/or the voice signal for output to the access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Kazunori Ozawa
  • Patent number: 8874158
    Abstract: A method is provided of transmitting a plurality of signals from a primary station to a respective plurality of secondary stations, said primary station comprising at least two transmit antennas, wherein each of said plurality of signals is transmitted from a respective subset of said at least two transmit antennas to a respective secondary station, in which each subset is selected at least according to a predetermined characteristic of the respective secondary station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Matthew P. J. Baker
  • Patent number: 8862181
    Abstract: A mobile phone comprising a processor, a non-transitory memory, and an application stored in the non-transitory memory. When executed by the processor, the application receives an indicia of a product provided by a peripheral device of the mobile phone, identifies a product based on the indicia, analyzes options for paying electronically for the product, and presents a proposal for paying electronically for the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Warren B. Cope, Lyle W. Paczkowski
  • Patent number: 8861695
    Abstract: A communication system receives data that does not pertain to an attempted initial establishment of a communication. The communication system uses a new message format under an existing analog Caller ID standard. The communication system inserts the data (which can be in addition to existing Caller ID data) into a Caller ID message that uses the new message format. The communication system then sends the Caller ID message to a communication device/Private Branch Exchange (PBX)/contact center that can interpret the new message format. The communication device/PBX/contact center can use the data to further route the communication to a specific telephone and/or can use the data to display information such as Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates of a cell phone. The data can enhance the capabilities of devices and systems that currently work under the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas M. Grover, Paul Roller Michaelis
  • Patent number: 8861540
    Abstract: A system includes a client device and a server including a communication module configured to be accessed by the client device through which a user of the client device connects to another user via one of a plurality of communication services connected to the server, wherein one of the plurality of communication services is telephony.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Barclays Capital Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Wu, Bridget Elizabeth O'Connor, Hari Gopalkrishnan
  • Patent number: 8862052
    Abstract: In an NFC mobile communication device (3) an operating system, such as a JAVA operating system (J2ME), is able to start software applications (6) identifiable by application identifications (AID). The mobile communication device (3) is equipped with a secure memory device (2), e.g. configured as a SmartMX card, which comprises a first memory portion (2a) configured as a MIFARE memory. The mobile communication device (3) comprises NFC means (5) adapted to trigger a hardware interruption (INT), when the first memory portion (2a) has been accessed by an external RFID reader (1). The hardware interruption (INT) is detected by the operating system (J2ME) and causes it to access a pre-defined sector (S) of the first memory portion (2a), to read information from said sector (S) which is representative for an application identification (AID) and to start the software applications (6) associated to it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: NXP, B.V.
    Inventor: Alexandre Corda
  • Patent number: 8854970
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and an arrangement in a communication network node (15) of achieving an optimal use of a scheduler buffer for a given user equipment (18) communicating with said first communication network node (15). Said communication network node (15) comprising a flow control entity (83) adapted to control the flow of data in respect of said given mobile terminal (18) between a second communication network node (10) and said first communication network node (15) in a communication network system. The method comprises the step of providing, to a capability allocation message used for controlling the flow of data in respect of said given mobile terminal (18) between said second compensation network node (10) and said first communication network node (15) in said communication network system, a first compensation factor based on at least one of: scheduling policy, mobility, load and radio channel type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: MÃ¥rten Ericson, Hans Hannu, Min Wang
  • Patent number: 8854985
    Abstract: A system for wireless communication using ultrasonic signals that includes a transmission module, which receives input signals from a wireless device, modifies the received input signals in a manner that converts each received input signal into a corresponding ultrasonic signal and wirelessly transmits each said ultrasonic signal over an ultrasonic link, and a receiving module, which receives the transmitted ultrasonic signals, recovers the corresponding input signals therefrom and enables outputting each respective input signal through one or more output devices. Modification of the input signals may include compressing, encoding and modulating the input signals. The input signals may be voice audio signals for enabling to use the system for supporting phone calls by enabling ultrasonic communication between for instance, a wireless headset and a mobile phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Yossef Tsfaty
  • Patent number: 8849352
    Abstract: Systems and methodologies are described that facilitate supporting multiple connections associated with a wireless terminal. Notifications may be provided to a primary base station upon establishment and/or removal of connections between the wireless terminal and secondary base station(s). Additionally, the multiple connections may be evaluated and a preferred connection from the set of multiple connections may be utilized to transfer data to the wireless terminal over a downlink connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Rajiv Laroia, Das Arnab, Murari Srinivasan, Pablo Anigstein, Vladimir Parizhsky, M. Scott Corson
  • Patent number: 8848633
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wireless communication system. More particularly, the present invention relates to a method and to an apparatus for transmitting an SRS in a multi-antenna system. The method comprises the steps of: acquiring specific information for discriminating a first antenna group and a second antenna group from among a plurality of antennas, wherein said first antenna group includes one or more antennas which are set to a turned-on state to perform communication with a base station, and said second antenna group includes one or more other antennas which are set to a turned-off state; transmitting an SRS to the base station if a predetermined condition is satisfied, under the condition that the second antenna group is set to the turned-off state; and setting the second antenna group to a turned-off state after the transmission of the SRS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jae Hoon Chung, Yeong Hyeon Kwon, Seung Hee Han, Min Seok Noh
  • Patent number: 8849328
    Abstract: An improved base station sharing in a radio communication system is disclosed. A logical base station is arranged to share a physical base station in the radio communication system with at least one further logical base station. According to an embodiment of the invention, the logical base station is associated with a control node and with an operation and maintenance node in the radio communication system, wherein the control node and the operation and maintenance node are separate from at least one further control node and at least one further operation and maintenance node being associated with the at least one further logical base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jie Lin
  • Patent number: 8849310
    Abstract: An event based service provides services and/or products based on an event. Services/products are made available to persons attending an event. Services, products, and/or advertisements can be made available to persons via wireless mobile communications devices. The services/products can be made available to persons attending an event. Services/products can be made available while the event is occurring. Additionally, advertising space is auctioned allowing the ability to bid for advertising space for advertising services/products via the event based service. Individual providers can offer services/products to a group of people at the same location, and at a time that people may be most interested in the services/products. Access to the event based service can be via service provider offered access points. An individual provider's device can act as a server that enables services/products to be purchased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Fan, David Feng-Lin Chen, Richard Kuo
  • Patent number: 8843100
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure describe devices, methods, computer-readable media and systems configurations for configuring coordinated multipoint (CoMP) for network devices. In various embodiments, configuration of the CoMP may be based on channel state information reference signals. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Alexei Davydov, Gregory Morozov, Alexander Maltsev, Ilya Bolotin, Vadim Sergeyev
  • Patent number: 8843110
    Abstract: A communications method that gathers status information on a telematics-equipped vehicle before establishing a mobile-terminated data connection with that vehicle. In general, the communications method sends a status request message to a wireless carrier system that asks for certain status information on a particular telematics-equipped vehicle. After the wireless carrier system gathers the status information, it sends back a status response message. If the status response message indicates that the telematics-equipped vehicle is able to receive certain data-related services, then a mobile-terminated data connection is established and the services are provided. If the telematics-equipped vehicle is unable to receive the data-related services, then attempts are made to identify and resolve the problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: General Motors LLC
    Inventors: Fahd Z. Laghrari, Kevin R. Krause, Robert J. Myers
  • Patent number: 8838060
    Abstract: A communication device that may comprise one of a cell phone or a game controller system that further includes a game console and a pair of game controllers that communicate via a human body path. Generally, the communication device communicates by way of a touch pad array through a human body path using capacitive coupling in one embodiment of the invention. Encryption parameters and user contact information may be exchanged through the human body path. For example, a pre-shared key may be transmitted through the human body path to support subsequent encrypted wireless communications. The touch pad array may be a part of a display of the communication device but is not required to be so.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: John Walley, Jeyhan Karaoguz
  • Patent number: 8830964
    Abstract: Methods and systems to monitor wireless signal strengths associated with wireless access points, and to initiate a handover procedure upon one or more thresholds. A handover may be initiated prior to a loss of an existing network connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Tan Tat Kin
  • Patent number: 8826364
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for informing of the occurrence of an event of a communication terminal in a digital Television (TV) are provided. A method of a TV output generator of informing a digital TV of the occurrence of an event of a communication terminal is provided. The method includes receiving an input of event information from any one of a landline and a mobile terminal, generating a control signal including output information corresponding to the event information, and transmitting the control signal to the TV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kyu-Hee Park
  • Patent number: 8825008
    Abstract: An approach is presented for providing the authorized transfer of a mobile device. A platform receives a request to modify ownership status information for a mobile device, and generates in response to the request, a sale identifier based on the ownership status, wherein the sale identifier provides verification that the mobile device can be subject to a transfer of ownership, and specifies device information associated with the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Scott J. Hoover, Joseph A. Hilburn, Paul V. Hubner
  • Patent number: 8824376
    Abstract: A method of sending status information (STATUS PDU) in which a receiving side reports a data received state to a transmitting side in a mobile telecommunication system. A receiving side radio link control (RLC) entity considers an available radio resource to construct a status PDU fit to a size of the available radio resource and then sends the constructed status PDU to a transmitting side RLC entity, thereby avoiding a deadlock situation of RLC protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sung-Duck Chun, Seung-June Yi, Sung-Jun Park, Young-Dae Lee
  • Patent number: 8825470
    Abstract: A system and method of providing a response with different language options for a data communication protocol, such as Session Initiation Protocol, are disclosed. For example, data communication is controlled between at least two endpoints. A response code indicative of a condition of the data communication is transmitted to one of the at least two endpoints. The response code is associated with a reason phrase operable to be displayed at the one of the at least two endpoints in a language selected from an option of a plurality of languages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Enterprise Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Mallikarjuna Samayamantry Rao, Dennis Kucmerowski
  • Patent number: 8817760
    Abstract: A modem apparatus for a modular wireless communications system is presented. The modem apparatus is configured to provide wireless network access in accordance with a wireless communications standard such as LTE or UMTS. The modem apparatus comprises a hardware sub-system, a layered software sub-system as well as an interface sub-system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Bernd Moeller, Werner Johann Anzill
  • Patent number: 8818340
    Abstract: In a method data are collected about users of mobile telephones which are present within a plurality of defined cells between two specified points in time. For this purpose a list of telephone numbers of mobile telephones is retrieved from a data base, which mobile telephones were located in the defined cells between the two specified points in time. The list of telephone numbers is converted into unique numbers to avoid violation of privacy. Subsequently, the cells are defined in which the housing locations of the users of these mobile telephones are situated. This is effected by sending non-noticeable text messages to mobile telephones on various days at a number of different points in time at which most people are expected to be at home. Based on these text messages the locations of the mobile telephones are established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Wim Steenhakkers
  • Patent number: 8818417
    Abstract: A method includes identifying a location of a provisioning device at the provisioning device. The method also includes providing data from the provisioning device to a field device in an industrial control system in order to provision the field device. The method further includes communicating the identified location to the field device for storage. In addition, the method includes storing the identified location in association with information identifying the field device at the provisioning device. The location of the provisioning device could represent GPS coordinates of the provisioning device. Also, the data and the identified location can be provided to the field device through an out-of-band communication interface, such as a direct wired interface and an infrared interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Powell
  • Patent number: 8817728
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for third-party assisted peer-to-peer (P2P) communication. For example, there is provided a method, operable by a network entity, that may involve receiving first information from a first mobile entity, the first information comprising a first message for a second mobile entity. The method may involve receiving second information from the second mobile entity, the second information comprising a second message for the first mobile entity. The method may further involve coding third information based at least in part on the first information and the second information, and sending the third information to the first and second mobile entities. The method may also involve transmitting a control signal that includes processing information for decoding the coded third information to extract the first message or the second message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Durga Prasad Malladi, Tao Luo, Yongbin Wei
  • Patent number: 8818322
    Abstract: A technique for implementing an untethered access point (UAP) mesh involves enabling AP-local switching at one or more UAPs of the mesh. A system constructed according to the technique may include a wireless switch; an access point (AP) wire-coupled to the wireless switch; and a UAP mesh, wirelessly coupled to the AP, including a UAP with an AP-local switching engine embodied in a computer-readable medium. Another system constructed according to the technique may include an untethered access point (UAP), including: a radio; a backhaul service set identifier (SSID) stored in a computer-readable medium; an anchor access point (AAP) selection engine embodied in a computer-readable medium. In operation, the AAP selection engine may use the radio to attempt to associate with the AAP if a beaconed backhaul SSID matches the stored backhaul SSID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Trapeze Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: James Murphy, Gary Eugene Morain, Stan Chesnutt
  • Patent number: 8792851
    Abstract: A Femto base station which is arranged to connect to a wireless communication network and to generate a first cell for providing a wireless communication service to at least one user equipment existing within a coverage area of the first cell, comprising a transceiver comprising a transmitter and a receiver for the wireless communication with the user equipment and a controller, wherein the controller determines whether the Femto base station has entered an energy-saving mode or not, the controller disables the operation of the transmitter when it is determined that the base station has entered the energy-saving mode, and when the receiver detects a data transmission from the user equipment to a macro base station after disabling the operation of the transmitter, the controller reconfigures the transmitter. The macro base station generates a second cell with a broader coverage than the first cell and including the first cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Takeshi Matsumura, Hideshi Murai, Toshikane Oda
  • Patent number: 8787235
    Abstract: A data transmission method and apparatus in a wireless communication system is provided. The data transmission method include dividing a multicast broadcast single frequency network (MBSFN) zone including a plurality of cells into at least one sub-zone including at least one cell, enabling a plurality of cells belonging to the MBSFN zone to transmit first multicast broadcast service (MBS) data, and enabling the cell belonging to the at least one sub-zone to transmit sub-zone data superposed with the first MBS data, wherein the sub-zone data is second MBS data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Dong Cheol Kim, Min Seok Noh, Jin Sam Kwak, Seung Hee Han, Yeong Hyeon Kwon
  • Patent number: RE45039
    Abstract: A method for accessing data contained in a data network using a mobile device or a different computing device. Common data may be accessed by both the mobile device and the computing device, with the mobile device communicating over a wireless data network and the computing device communicating over a data network such as the Internet, a private network or a network of public and private networks. A different format may be used to process and display the data on each of the two devices, with the data being converted as necessary for display on the devices. The data may be updated by the computing device and then made available to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Unwired Planet, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew L. Laursen, Bruce K. Martin, Jr., Alain S. Rossmann
  • Patent number: RE45155
    Abstract: Information can be communicated to or from an electronic device in accordance with a plurality of protocols to provide a plurality of services for the user. The apparatus can operate with any conventional modulation (analog or digital) and in accordance with at least one of the plurality of protocols. If the user is a person, the services can include providing audio or tone signals. If the user is a device, the services can include providing audio, tone, or data signals. The electronic device is a receiver, a transmitter, or transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Intel Mobile Communications GmbH
    Inventor: Mark R. Cummings