At Subscriber Unit Patents (Class 455/407)
  • Patent number: 10126993
    Abstract: According to aspects of the present invention, a method, system, and computer-readable hardware for routing outputs of jobs performed on a mainframe comprises transmitting a list of completed jobs to a graphic user interface (GUI). A selection of a job from the list of jobs is received, and a list of outputs associated with the selected job is transmitted to the GUI. A selection of an output from the list of outputs and forwarding parameters associated with the selected output are received. The forwarding parameters include a recipient and a message type. Based on the selected output and the message type identified in the forwarding parameters, a message is created. The message is sent for delivery to the recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Richa Navani, Ravish M. Parikh
  • Patent number: 10117253
    Abstract: A mobile terminal, includes a virtual resource sharing control system, a modem, and multiple operating systems, where multiple subscriber identity module (SIM) cards are deployed in the modem, a first operating system is configured to receive a card operation for a first SIM card in the multiple SIM cards, and notify a second operating system and the virtual resource sharing control system of the card operation request. The virtual resource sharing control system is configured to perform a card operation on the first SIM card using the modem, and send a first feedback result of the card operation to the first operating system and the second operating system, and the second operating system is configured to manage and monitor the current status of the first SIM card in the second operating system according to the card operation request or the first feedback result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yang Xu
  • Patent number: 10034151
    Abstract: A method of providing Point Of Interest (POI) information in an electronic device may include receiving information on an event, analyzing a text included in the information on the event and a location at which the information on the event is received, and controlling a display to display POI information based in part on a result of the analysis. According to various embodiments of the present disclosure, the method of providing the POI information in the electronic device may be implemented by the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong-Eun Yang, Young-Hoon Kim, Hyun-Joong Kim, Jin-Ho Moon
  • Patent number: 9985990
    Abstract: The invention proposes a security information interaction system, apparatus and method based on security carrier's active command. The method comprises: an information interaction terminal, based on a user's command, establishes a security dialog channel between the information interaction terminal and a security carrier so as to perform a security information interaction process, wherein the user's command indicates a target application associated with the security information interaction process; and the security carrier activates the target application during the establishment of the security dialog channel and then executes the security information interaction process based on the security dialog channel. In the security information interaction system, apparatus and method based on security carrier active command disclosed in the invention, the security carrier can initiate an active command to the information interaction terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: China UnionPay Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hongfeng Chai, Zhijun Lu, Shuo He, Yu Zhou, Wei Guo, Dingzhou Li
  • Patent number: 9959530
    Abstract: Various technologies described herein pertain to an automated dispenser including a dispensing portion, a motion sensor, a receiver module, and a control module. The control module initiates motion sensing by the motion sensor in response to receipt of an activation signal from a network server by the receiver module. The dispensing portion dispenses a product in response to the motion sensor sensing an absence, presence or motion of an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: SCANX, LLC
    Inventors: Art Geigel, Christopher Armenio, Abdullah Muhammad
  • Patent number: 9911103
    Abstract: A Payment Gateway interfaces, in one embodiment, with a merchant's website or a payment aggregator used by the merchant's website, for facilitating purchases made at the website by a wireless user. In one embodiment, purchases at the website are paid for by charging the wireless user's prepaid account maintained in the mobile operator. The Payment Gateway accepts messages in an HTTP based message from the website or payment aggregator and provides a gateway function to the wireless user's service provider, which is accessible only using SS7 based MAP protocols. The mobile gateway ascertains the proper message syntax to use in a MAP based USSD message based on the wireless carrier. The mobile gateway also receives messages from the mobile operator, typically using a GSM MAP based protocol and initiates HTTP based messages back to the merchant's website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: SYNIVERSE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Richard Lance Hodges
  • Patent number: 9865009
    Abstract: A system and method for delivering variable pricing of data usage to a user device operated by a user is disclosed. The system includes a server configured with a usage monitor configured to identify the user and monitor usage patterns of the user device. The server has a pricing policy engine configured to generate pricing information based on at least one of the identity of the user and the usage patterns. The pricing policy engine is configured to transmit the pricing information to the user device. The user device is configured with a usage controller having a user interface configured to receive a delay preference selection identifying at least one delay tolerant application. The usage controller is configured to receive pricing information from the pricing policy engine and to delay data usage to the delay tolerant application based on the delay preference selection and the pricing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: THE TRUSTESS OF PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Mung Chiang, Sangtae Ha, Soumya Sen, Carlee Joe-Wong
  • Patent number: 9847946
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided in which network traffic is separated based on application, query, or other criteria. A first application is stored in a first control group in a resource isolation environment, the first control group being associated with a first policy. A second application is stored in a second control group in the resource isolation environment, the second control group being associated with a second policy. Upon receiving a request for content through one of the first application and the second application, it is determined which control group is associated with the request. Traffic is managed in connection with the request according to the policy associated with the determined control group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Google, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Masami Aoki
  • Patent number: 9838191
    Abstract: Carrier aggregation may be performed using licensed (e.g., LTE) and unlicensed (e.g., LTE-U) spectrum in which the amount of data associated with users may be separately tracked for the licensed and unlicensed communications. The tracking for the amount of licensed and unlicensed data may be performed at base stations associated with a wireless network. In some implementations, a base station may maintain a number of profiles that each indicate how and/or when carrier aggregation is to be divided or performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Rakesh Chandwani, Jignesh S. Panchal, Lalit R. Kotecha
  • Patent number: 9736794
    Abstract: The techniques described herein manage the transmission of reference signals on associated antennas of a cell site based on network conditions (e.g., the load of user data being transmitted via down-link (DL) transmissions). A reference signal includes control channel information that mobile devices are able to use to identify a particular cell and/or determine whether the particular cell is suitable for “camping” or “idling”. The techniques are configured to dynamically activate and/or de-activate various ones of multiple antennas, so that an inactive antenna does not broadcast reference signals. Rather, the techniques described herein configure a subset (e.g., one antenna) of a larger set of antennas (e.g., two antennas or four antennas) of a cell site to transmit reference signals so that the likelihood of control channel interference between neighboring cell sites is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Liu
  • Patent number: 9654648
    Abstract: A mobile device including a unique toll-free ID (TFID) present in the mobile device operable to facilitate toll-free communication between the mobile device and a manufacturer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Somos, Inc.
    Inventor: Sriram Sharma
  • Patent number: 9652761
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to facilitate online transactions via mobile communications. In one aspect, a system includes a data storage facility to store an account identifier of a user and a phone number of the user and an interchange coupled with the data storage facility. The interchange includes a common format processor and a plurality of converters to interface with a plurality of different controllers of mobile communications. The converters are configured to communicate with the controllers in different formats; and the converters are configured to communicate with the common format processor in a common format to facilitate electronic payment transactions using the account identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Boku, Inc.
    Inventor: Glyn Barry Smith
  • Patent number: 9641696
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that notify end users of mobile devices of charging rate adjustments within a mobile network. A rate notification system receives bandwidth usage data for the mobile network, and identifies a region within the mobile network having a bandwidth usage that exceeds a threshold. The bandwidth usage is processed per media type (i.e., voice calls, text messages, etc) based on the bandwidth usage data. The rate notification system then identifies a mobile device located within the region, and identifies one or more contacts of the end user of the mobile device. The rate notification system then identifies an adjusted charging rate per contact per media type for this end user, and provides the adjusted charging rates to the end user of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignees: Alcatel Lucent, Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Yigang Cai, Xiangyang Li
  • Patent number: 9603019
    Abstract: An embodiment may involve receiving, by a computing system, a message from a wireless service provider system. The computing system may include one or more computing devices located, e.g., in the trusted cloud. The message may contain a service-provider-based identity of a client device, an indication that the service-provider-based identity has been authenticated by the wireless service provider, and a code that the client device obtained from a remote machine proximate to the client device. The computing system may generate an anonymized identity of the client device based on the service-provider-based identity. The computing system may verify that a task associated with the code is within the authorized capabilities of the anonymized identity. Possibly based on the code (and perhaps other information as well), the computing system may transmit an instruction to the remote machine. The instruction may direct the remote machine to perform the task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Confia Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Nadaradjane Ramatchandirane, Vandana Upadhyay
  • Patent number: 9596345
    Abstract: Embodiments of an apparatus and methods for selecting a communication line from two or more lines on a communication device are described herein. The communication device comprises a display module, an input module, a line selection module, and a communication module for making a call over a network to a target recipient. In one broad aspect, a determination of which of the communication lines is a communication line associated with the one of two or more message addresses at which a message is received is made in the selection of a communication line accessible at the communication device on which an outgoing call may be placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventor: David Paul Yach
  • Patent number: 9552580
    Abstract: A modular device payment module includes a chassis. A modular device connector is located on the chassis. A payment module database in the chassis stores funding source information and security information. A payment module engine in the chassis determines that the modular device connector has been connected to a modular device frame of a modular device, and retrieves modular device identifying information from the modular device. The payment module then determines that the modular device identifying information matches an authorized modular device identified by the security information in the payment module database and, in response, enables the transmission of at least some of the funding source information from the payment module database to conduct a payment transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Emil Dides, Shereen Kamalie
  • Patent number: 9548780
    Abstract: A service sharing system and apparatus includes a subscriber identity information database that stores subscriber identity information of a subscriber whose service is to be shared; a scheduling management system that selects appropriate subscriber identity information from the subscriber identity information database according to the location of user equipment and the type of a service requested by the subscriber, and assigns the selected subscriber identity information to the subscriber; and a service access device that communicates with the scheduling management system according to the assigned subscriber identity information, and communicates with a service provider system corresponding to the assigned subscriber identity information to acquire the service requested by the subscriber. A subscriber acquires appropriate subscriber identity information as required and acquires an international, any-network, any-service provider, any-technology and mode, or any-service network access service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: HONGKONG UCLOUDLINK NETWORK TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Wen Gao
  • Patent number: 9467846
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring and displaying Internet traffic of a mobile phone, includes a traffic measurement module and a traffic display module. The apparatus also includes a SIM card account creation module configured to create a SIM card account for each of a plurality of SIM cards. The traffic measurement module measures the Internet traffic of each of the SIM card accounts. The traffic display module displays the Internet traffic of each of the SIM card accounts. The Internet traffic of each SIM card on the mobile phone may be measured and displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhiquan Yuan
  • Patent number: 9432066
    Abstract: A multi-channel communication terminal has at least two communication channels including a first communication channel and a second communication channel. The first communication channel is established by a first service provider system, and is configured to acquire subscriber identity information assigned by a remote server and provide service sharing. The second communication channel is established by a second service provider system according to the subscriber identity information, and is configured to acquire a service provided by the second service provider system. A subscriber acquires appropriate subscriber identity information according to actual requirements, and communicates with a corresponding service provider system according to the subscriber identity information to acquire a service provided by the service provider system, thereby acquiring an international, any-service provider, any-technology and mode, or any-service network access service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: HONGKONG UCLOUDLINK NETWORK TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Wen Gao
  • Patent number: 9418359
    Abstract: A settlement terminal device of this disclosure includes a settlement processing unit that performs a settlement process and a power supply unit that supplies power stored in a battery to the settlement processing unit. The settlement processing unit detects in advance a state where a battery residual capacity is equal to or less than a predetermined value when performing the settlement process, and sets a first detection threshold value for a first settlement mode requiring a first power consumption level which is greater than a second detection threshold value for a second settlement mode requiring a second power consumption level which is lower than the first power consumption level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Manabu Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9344431
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system and method for efficiently gathering information about applications for mobile communications devices (e.g., smartphones, netbooks, and tablets) and using that information to produce assessments of the applications. To gather information, a server may send a request for application data to a mobile communications device. In response, the server may receive some but not all of the first-requested application data. The server may then a second request for application data to a second mobile communications device that also has access to the application. The server may receive application data from the second mobile communications device, and store the received first- and second-requested application data. The server then uses the stored application data to assess the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: LOOKOUT, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Patrick Mahaffey, David Golombek, Daniel Lee Evans, David Luke Richardson, Timothy Micheal Wyatt, James David Burgess, Anthony McKay Lineberry, Kyle Barton
  • Patent number: 9277483
    Abstract: A device receives location information associated with a user of a user device. The location information includes location coordinates associated with the user device over time, and includes errors introduced by one or more location methods used to determine the location information. The device calculates a radius of a geo-location pattern based on the location information, where the geo-location pattern identifies a geographical area encompassing one or more of the location coordinates of the user device. The device calculates center coordinates of the geo-location pattern based on the location information, and determines the geo-location pattern based on the calculated radius and the calculated center coordinates. The device outputs or stores the geo-location pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Yu Su
  • Patent number: 9258386
    Abstract: A mobility event for a VoIP user is detected, with an estimated confidence/certainty that the VoIP user in fact moved. In response, a user is prompted to cause an update to their registration and/or location information. Notification to the VoIP user of the likely need for a location update may be implemented in the communication protocol such that an icon on the VoIP phone displays the need to the VoIP user. The icon may include a measure of the confidence/certainty of the need for a location update, e.g., similar in visual image to the bars showing coverage on a wireless phone. Mobility of the VoIP user may be detected using, e.g., (1) The VoIP user's Internet protocol (IP) address; (2) a mapping of physical to logical location; and/or (3) mapping between physical location information and physical network resources such as switches, routers, ports, access points, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Jon Croy
  • Patent number: 9219825
    Abstract: Cellular data access capabilities can be shared between mobile devices. Users of the mobile devices can be presented with options for selecting a set of polices for sharing cellular data access capabilities between the mobile devices and as a function of cellular data plan capacities. The set of policies can be stored in a memory of the mobile devices. Using a first application operating on a first one of the mobile devices and based upon the stored set of polices, a request can be transmitted to request cellular data access capabilities of a second one of the mobile devices. Using a second application operating on the second mobile device and based upon the stored set of polices, the first mobile device can be provided access to cellular data access capabilities of a second mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sheikh Talib Sheikh Naziruddin, Thierry P. R. Supplisson, Wee Siang Yeap, Eng Seng Yeo
  • Patent number: 9219824
    Abstract: A system and method may provide an exchange service for providing the price of wireless minutes to wallet applications and other client applications. The system may obtain pricing information for the wireless minutes and provide the pricing information to a wallet application. The pricing information may be provided through a rate server that subscribed to receive the pricing information. The rate server typically also provides exchange rates for currencies for use at wallet applications that are communicably coupled to the rate server. By providing the pricing information to wallet applications, wireless service providers may variably price their wireless services. End users may be able to obtain real-time prices of the wireless services and purchase such services directly using payment accounts associated with a wallet application. For example, a Bitcoin wallet may be used to obtain real-time prices of the wireless services and purchase such services using Bitcoins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: RFCO LLC
    Inventor: Anthony Harper
  • Patent number: 9179315
    Abstract: A mobile device has a service monitor agent to categorize wireless network data usage by the device, according to network used (for instance whether a WWAN or a WLAN is used) and also according to the device application associated with the network data usage. A set of service usage counters track network data usage per application for at least one of the networks. An application data usage user interface displays, to a user, service usage on a per-application basis based on the service usage counters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Headwater Partners I LLC
    Inventor: Gregory G. Raleigh
  • Patent number: 9154590
    Abstract: Business card with incorporated ringer formed by a mobile phone module, a strong memory module and optionally a multimedia presentation module in which the device is off by default and is only activated by pressing a bottom (5 or 6) in order to make a telephone call to a predetermined telephone number according to the time and day. The components of the three modules are distributed in an upper area where they are soldered to a FLEX cable (23) an intermediate area for battery and a lower area formed by a multiplayer base plate (26) to which the components thereof are soldered. The card has a thickness of between 2 and 4.5 mm and the functional elements thereof are placed on the sides of said card, with the exception of the screen which is installed in a FACE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Inventor: Antonio Rivera-Sanchez
  • Patent number: 9143891
    Abstract: A method for providing a location service for a roaming terminal includes: receiving a start message for starting a location service from a terminal in a situation in which a session for the location service is ongoing; transmitting, by the terminal, a roaming location service start message including an indication parameter for requesting information required for an intended location measurement method and the start message to a server of a network the terminal is visiting; receiving a roaming location service start response message including a start response message and the requested information from the server; and transferring the start response message in the received location service start response message to the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Jae-Hyuk Choi
  • Patent number: 9092781
    Abstract: This application discloses systems, methods, and processes for providing a secure, voice-authenticated form of electronic payment from a device. The described exemplary system provides an infrastructure for receiving an electronic payment request, verifying the request using voice authentication, and allowing or denying the request based on the authentication or non-authentication of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventor: Paul T. Schultz
  • Patent number: 9066212
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to hosting a group call at a wireless user device. An embodiment receives, by the wireless user device, registration information for a plurality of client devices, receives, by the wireless user device, a call request for a call among two or more of the plurality of client devices, sets up, by the wireless user device, the call among the two or more client devices, receives, by the wireless user device, a media stream, and transmits, by the wireless user device, the media stream to at least one of the two or more client devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Mohammed Ataur R. Shuman, Amit Goel, Sandeep Sharma
  • Patent number: 9047603
    Abstract: Disclosed are a certification mobile terminal, and an electronic transaction system and method using the same. A certificate is downloaded to a mobile terminal from a certification authority. In a wired electronic transaction, a user's transaction history is provided to the mobile terminal from a service providing server or a user's transaction terminal, and the mobile terminal digitally signs the transaction history by using a stored digital certificate and provides the digitally signed transaction history to the service providing server or the transaction terminal so that the service providing server may finally receive the digitally signed transaction history. The service providing server settles the transaction with the user according to the digitally signed transaction history, and provides a service to the user. Also, in the offline transaction, the certificate stored in the mobile terminal is provided to a system to thereby execute stable transactions based on the certificate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: KT Corporation
    Inventor: Jeung-Yeup Son
  • Publication number: 20150140963
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, an apparatus and a system for processing charging information, wherein the method includes: a mobility management device acquires a PLMN identifier corresponding to a network name displayed by a user equipment; transmits the PLMN identifier corresponding to the network name displayed by the user equipment to a call detail record information generating device, so that user call detail record information generated by the call detail record information generating device includes the PLMN identifier corresponding to the network name displayed by the user equipment; therefore, a charging device can charge the user according to the network name displayed by the UE included in the user call detail record information generated by the call detail record information generating device, thereby ensuring accuracy of the charging the user, and enhancing user experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Xiaobo WU, Lin SHU, Wanqiang ZHANG, Shufeng SHI, Weisheng JIN
  • Publication number: 20150133081
    Abstract: Techniques are described for traffic volume determination and reporting by an access node and/or a node of a core network in a wireless communications system. One or more wireless connections may be established with a user equipment (UE) to serve one or more streams of traffic using a first cell and a second cell, which may have different cell characteristics. A first traffic volume for the UE may be determined based on traffic volume served over the first cell, and a second traffic volume for the UE may be determined based on traffic volume served over the second cell. A charging data record may be generated based on the first traffic volume and the second traffic volume. Traffic volume served over the first cell then may be charged at a different rate that traffic served over the second cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Miguel Griot, Durga Prasad Malladi, Gavin Bernard Horn
  • Patent number: 9031531
    Abstract: Distributed computing task costing is disclosed. Costing can be employed to determine if a task will be passed to a distributed computing cluster including mobile devices. Costing can include determining a base cost value predicated on a selectable level of utility to a user of a burdened device, a base time value related to completing the task without the use of the cluster, determining a delay cost, and any monetary costs associated with performing the task without the use of the cluster. Costing can further include demining a relief cost that can include the selectable level of utility, a relief time value related to completing the task with the cluster, the delay cost, an incentive cost based on the sum across a set of relief devices and their corresponding parameters for cluster participation, and any remaining monetary costs borne by the burdened device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Emiliano Miluzzo, Ramon Caceres, Yih-Farn Robin Chen
  • Patent number: 9031611
    Abstract: A method for transmitting data between a mobile communication device and a server. The method includes running a mobile application on the mobile communication device. The mobile application is hosted on the mobile communication device through the server as a Software as a Service (SaaS). The method further includes transmitting data associated with the mobile application between the mobile communication device and the server, in which transmission of the data between the mobile communication device and the server is monitored through the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Michelle Fisher
  • Patent number: 9031541
    Abstract: A system and method are described in which direct communication between a removable tamper-resistant module in a mobile terminal and a third party server is permitted only after security information is transmitted indirectly through a secure server in a mobile network operator that provides mobile communication services to the mobile terminal. The third party server is logically located outside of the mobile network operator. The secure server is configured to be able to communicate with the removable tamper-resistant module via the secure communication link. The information is transmitted from the removable tamper-resistant module to the third party server or from the third party server to the removable tamper-resistant module and includes a key for encryption or decryption or a certificate for verifying data or program transmissions therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Cellco Partnership
    Inventors: Mohammad Ashfaq Kamal, Ioannis Tsampalis
  • Patent number: 9026075
    Abstract: Systems and methods that handle failover between peer charging functions for offline charging. In one embodiment, a Charging Trigger Function (CTF) of a network element detects an interim chargeable event during a session, and generates an interim accounting request for the session responsive to the interim chargeable event. The CTF inserts a session anchor timestamp in the interim accounting request indicating the start time for the session, and transmits the interim accounting request to a charging function. The charging function then monitors a time limit trigger for closing a Charging Data Record (CDR) for the session based on the session anchor timestamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Ranjan Sharma, Yigang Cai
  • Patent number: 9026076
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling time limit triggers for offline charging. In one embodiment, a network element that serves an active session for User Equipment (UE) includes a Charging Trigger Function (CTF) that detect expiry of a time limit for triggering an interim accounting request to an offline charging system during the active session. The CTF then identifies a data usage by the UE during the time limit, and determines if the data usage by the UE during the time limit exceeds a threshold. If the data usage exceeds the threshold, then the CTF sends the interim accounting request to the offline charging system responsive to expiry of the time limit. If the data usage does not exceed the threshold, then the CTF stops the interim accounting request from being sent to the offline charging system responsive to expiry of the time limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Ranjan Sharma, Yigang Cai
  • Patent number: 9026074
    Abstract: Systems and methods for distributed computing between communication devices. A femto node is treated as a trusted extension of a user equipment and performs processing tasks on behalf of the user equipment. The femto node is also treated as a trusted extension of network servers and performs services on behalf of the network servers. Tasks are thus distributed between the network servers, the femto node and one or more user equipments. The tasks include processing data, filtering incoming messages, and caching network service information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Dilip Krishnaswamy, Subbarao V. Yallapragada, Sanjiv Nanda, Soumya Das, Samir Salib Soliman, Peerapol Tinnakornsrisuphap, Vidya Narayanan
  • Patent number: 9020836
    Abstract: A method for transmitting data between a mobile communication device and a server. The method includes running a mobile application on the mobile communication device. The mobile application is hosted on the mobile communication device through the server as a Software as a Service (SaaS). The method further includes transmitting data associated with the mobile application between the mobile communication device and the server, in which transmission of the data between the mobile communication device and the server is monitored through the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventors: Michelle Fisher, Rathin Guha
  • Patent number: 9015063
    Abstract: A method for transmitting data between a mobile communication device and a server. The method includes running a mobile application on the mobile communication device. The mobile application is hosted on the mobile communication device through the server as a Software as a Service (SaaS). The method further includes transmitting data associated with the mobile application between the mobile communication device and the server, in which transmission of the data between the mobile communication device and the server is monitored through the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Michelle Fisher
  • Patent number: 9008615
    Abstract: A method and device are provided which may perform a combined attach and communication connection establishment procedure when attaching an equipment such as a mobile station to a mobile communication network. An attach request sent from the equipment may initiate this combined attach and communication connection establishment process. In the Home Location Register, communication connection parameters are set as default values which may be automatically selected, for instance when receiving a combined attach and communication connection establishment request. The combined attach and communication connection establishment process reduces the signaling load in the network and speeds up communication connection establishment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Sisvel International S.A.
    Inventor: Tuija Hurtta
  • Patent number: 9008610
    Abstract: A mobile computing device that supports cost-aware application components for operation over a metered network. A current basis for computing usage charges over one or more networks may be made available to the cost-aware application components through an application programming interface supported by an operating system service. That service may receive a policy for charging for data usage over a network and may also obtain information defining data usage for the mobile computing device. Based on this information, the service may determine a current basis for charging for data usage. With this information, the application component can determine a manner for executing network operations that involve data transmission over the network, such as deferring the operation or selecting an alternative network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Pascal Menezes, Marco Piumatti, Upshur W. Parks, Ravi Rao
  • Patent number: 9008616
    Abstract: Point of sale processing of multiple options is possible with a single tap of a contactless device. The user taps the contactless device in the device reader's radio frequency field. The device reader and the contactless device establish a secure communication channel. Once a secure communication channel is established, the device reader communicates the purchase to the contactless device. The contactless device presents value-added services available to the user. The contactless device communicates the user's selected value-added service(s) to the device reader, and the reader communicates the purchase price of the transaction. The contactless device communicates payment options to the user and then communicates the user-selected payment options to the device reader. The device reader communicates a digital receipt to the contactless device, and the secure communication is terminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Wall, Rob von Behren, Ismail Cem Paya
  • Patent number: 9008627
    Abstract: Information that is no longer valid due to the passage of time is not provided to a user. When a stock price information server acquires updated stock price information from a securities market network, a message that instructs that a predetermined application be started up and to which a term of validity has been attached is sent to a user terminal over a paging channel via an SMS server. When the user terminal receives the message, it determines whether or not the message is within the term of validity, and if it determines that the message is within the term of validity, starts up the instructed application from among a plurality of applications that are stored. The stock price information server then sends to the user terminal the stock price information that is requested by the started up application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Endoh
  • Patent number: 8995953
    Abstract: Information that is no longer valid due to the passage of time is not provided to a user. When a stock price information server acquires updated stock price information from a securities market network, a message that instructs that a predetermined application be started up and to which a term of validity has been attached is sent to a user terminal over a paging channel via an SMS server. When the user terminal receives the message, it determines whether or not the message is within the term of validity, and if it determines that the message is within the term of validity, starts up the instructed application from among a plurality of applications that are stored. The stock price information server then sends to the user terminal the stock price information that is requested by the started up application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Takeshi Yamane
  • Patent number: 8995954
    Abstract: Notifying users of mobile communication devices, which may include providing options for response to notifications. A component of a communication service provider system receives an indication of a notification for a user of a mobile communication device. The notification may be received from a source internal or external to the communication service provider system. A component of the mobile communication service provider formats the notification so that it is compatible with the mobile communication device of the user and sends the notification to the mobile communication device of the user. The notification may include one or more options to respond to the notification using the mobile communication device. The notification may, for example, pertain to minutes-of-use in a mobile communication service plan, or to other information, including notifications from outside service providers such as airlines, banks, restaurants, hotels, libraries, credit card companies, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventor: Steve Clayton
  • Patent number: 8995305
    Abstract: Various exemplary embodiments relate to a method performed by a policy and charging rules node (PCRN), the method including: sending a first Sy spending limit request (SLR) to an online charging system (OCS) without specifying any policy counters; receiving from the OCS a first spending limit answer (SLA) including policy counters and associated status reports for a subscriber; creating an Sy session; determining required policy counters based upon the policy counter statuses; sending a second Sy SLR to the OCS for the required policy counters; and receiving a second SLA including status reports for the required policy counters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Shanawaz Shaik, Kugendran Sabaratnam, Ivy Mao, Matthew Yee
  • Patent number: 8983427
    Abstract: A method of communication comprising the steps of: requesting at least one service having a plurality of parts; determining if said at least one service can be provided taking into account credit information relating to a user; and if not providing only one or some of said plurality of parts of said at least one service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Core Wireless Licensing S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Marco Stura, Pertti Rantala, Jani Ekman, Juha-Pekka Koskinen, Anne Narhi, Juha R. Vallinen
  • Publication number: 20150072645
    Abstract: Methods and software application for automatic loading of a refill pin in a prepaid wireless customer's account generally comprising engaging an external server to send request with phone number, PIN and wireless carrier information; navigating and logging on to wireless carrier's website; determining a first automated PIN number loading script based on the customer's wireless carrier; running first automated PIN number loading script to obtain PIN response from wireless carrier's website; extracting validation response for PIN number loading from wireless carrier's website; and returning a PIN number loading validation response to said external server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Carl Jibril Sulaiman, II