Voice Mail Patents (Class 455/413)
  • Patent number: 10296638
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for capturing a plurality of segments of an audio stream and, for each segment of the plurality of segments of the audio stream: performing feature extraction on an audio signal of the segment using a feature extraction machine learning model that analyzes the audio signal to generate a feature vector for the segment and generating a prediction value for the segment for whether there is music in the segment using the extracted feature vector and a music detector machine learning model. The systems and methods further provide for generating a probability value that there is music in the audio stream based on the prediction value for each of the plurality of segments and causing the audio stream to be identified based on determining that the probability value that there is music in the audio stream meets a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Xin Chen, Jaewook Chung, Yu Hu, Jinhua Jiang, Xing Mei, Kirk Ouimet, Ning Xu
  • Patent number: 10271176
    Abstract: A network system for managing an on-demand service can receive, from a user, a service request indicating a destination location. In addition to facilitating available service providers to fulfill the service request, the network system can create and manage a session for the user for an entity identified based on, for example, the destination location. The session for the user can be used to procure items and/or services provided by the entity. The network system can transmit, to terminal computing system(s) associated with the entity, session initiation data that includes user data such as identification information to identify the user. The transmission of the session initiation data can cause the terminal computing system(s) to automatically create the session for the user. In addition, the network system can receive, from the terminal computing system(s), session data upon termination of the session for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rahul Bijor, Billy Chen
  • Patent number: 10257345
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods are provided for analyzing an incoming telephonic event (e.g., call, message, and/or notification) to a mobile device during operation of a vehicle in relation to a combination of factors to determine if the incoming telephonic event is to be allowed to be received during vehicle operation. The mobile device associated with a driver of the vehicle may receive the incoming telephonic event during operation of the vehicle. An incoming telephonic event analysis application operating on the mobile device may apply a soft block preventing the incoming telephonic event from being displayed on the mobile device. Based on the incoming telephonic event data, vehicle operational data, user preferences, hands-free device activation, and driver and road ratings, the incoming telephonic event analysis application may determine whether or not to maintain the soft block or allow the incoming telephonic event to be displayed on the mobile device during operation of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Allstate Solutions Private Limited
    Inventor: Anil Kumar Pandurangarao
  • Patent number: 10237386
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of determining when an audio notification should be generated includes detecting receipt of a triggering event that occurs on a user device; generating, based on detecting, the audio notification for the triggering event; receiving, from the user device, a user voice command responding to the audio notification; and generating a response to the user voice command based on one or more of (i) information associated with the audio notification, and (ii) information associated with the user voice command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. LeBeau, John Nicholas Jitkoff
  • Patent number: 10139860
    Abstract: Docking stations that may facilitate the sharing or transfer of power among a portable computing device, a docking station, and an accessory. One example may provide power from an accessory to a portable computing device. Switches may be used to avoid harm from inadvertent contact with voltages on exposed terminals. Another example may provide power directly from a battery on a portable computing device to an accessory. Another may limit this direct connection to a first type of accessory. Examples may limit a power connection to another type of accessory through a regulator. Another example may power one or more internal circuits either through a portable computing device or an accessory, depending on a mode of operation of the portable computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gerhard A. Schneider, Scott Krueger, Robert D. Watson
  • Patent number: 10104511
    Abstract: Discussed herein are systems, devices, and methods for providing recommendations and notifications to an end user. A system can include an intelligence server including a common message server (CMS), query manager circuitry, an intelligence database, and alerting service circuitry, the CMS communicatively coupled between each of the query manager circuitry and the intelligence database, and the alerting service circuitry and the query manager circuitry, an intelligence computer communicatively coupled to the CMS of the intelligence server, the intelligence computer including a recommendation user interface (UI) and a notifier UI, and a mobile device communicatively coupled to the CMS, the mobile device configured to receive notifications and recommendations from the intelligence computer that are routed to the mobile device through the CMS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Peter L. Stewart, Thomas M. Jurcak, William Ellis Kesterson
  • Patent number: 10070343
    Abstract: Mobile device traffic management is disclosed. Information including a traffic management policy to be applied to data transferred between a mobile device and a node is received from a device management server. The device management server determines the traffic management policy based at least in part on roaming state information received from the mobile device. Data transferred between the mobile device and the node is processed based at least in part on the traffic management policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: MOBILE IRON, INC.
    Inventors: Mansu Kim, Benjamin Markines, Suresh Kumar Batchu
  • Patent number: 10027814
    Abstract: A method for managing visual voicemail messages includes displaying a list of voicemail messages on a telecommunications handset, receiving user commands for operating on the voicemail messages including a delete message command and in response to a delete message command, marking a voicemail message for deletion with a delete timestamp and moving the voicemail message to a Deleted Messages folder. A Deleted Message Age Indicator function processes to control permanent deletion of voicemail messages in the Deleted Messages folder based on delete timestamps and a global Delete Time value in cooperation with a visual voicemail platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Michael Robert Zubas, Brian Rainer, William J. Sigmund
  • Patent number: 10009717
    Abstract: A method including, by a computing device, receiving an indication of an electronic communication from a first user to a second user, receiving a location of the first user, determining an urgency of the electronic communication based at least in part on the location of the user, and providing an indication of the urgency as determined for presentation to the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael John McKenzie Toksvig, David Harry Garcia, Eglia Nair Flores
  • Patent number: 9998920
    Abstract: A method is provided for activating a subscription on a security element which is part of a mobile end device, and is insertable or permanently installed therein. The method comprises the following steps: receiving a request from the security element by a mobile radio system to communicate over a mobile radio network of the mobile radio system; establishing the position of the mobile end device; and checking by the mobile radio system whether the established position of the mobile end device falls within a predefined range of allowed positions, wherein the subscription on the security element is activated and thereby the security element enabled to communicate over the mobile radio network if the established position of the mobile end device falls within the predefined range of allowed positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT MOBILE SECURITY GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Gerstenberger, Andreas Morawietz, Nils Nitsch, Olaf Schneider, Tom Weber
  • Patent number: 9949199
    Abstract: A user apparatus for use in a mobile communication network that supports a plurality of radio access technologies, including: a reception unit configured, when an origination request transmitted to the mobile communication network from the user apparatus that uses a first radio access technology is rejected, to receive an origination rejection signal including a timer value and an operation instruction from the mobile communication network; and an operation control unit configured to perform inhibition of re-origination based on the timer value included in the origination rejection signal that is received by the reception unit, wherein, in a case where the user apparatus changes a using radio access technology from the first radio access technology to a second radio access technology, the operation control unit determines whether to inhibit re-origination based on the operation instruction included in the origination rejection signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Itsuma Tanaka, Shinya Takeda
  • Patent number: 9848073
    Abstract: Methods and systems for commencing a process based on a sound trigger are provided. First, a sound is received via a sound reception unit. When an intensity difference between the intensity of the sound at a specific time point and the intensity of the sound at a preceding time point is greater than a predefined value, a process in the electronic device is performed. In some embodiments, the sound is caused by tapping the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: HOOLOOP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yung-Hsing Wang, Tzu-Han Kuan, Tsung-Yin Li
  • Patent number: 9832300
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for contextually managing contact priorities based on travel includes an electronic device configured to determine a travel destination remote from a home location for the electronic device and to determine a set of individuals who will be located at the travel destination. The electronic device is further configured to temporarily make one or more contacts for the set of individuals preferred contacts while traveling and to enable a limited-interruption mode on the electronic device while traveling, wherein an audible alert on the electronic device is enabled for preferred contacts and disabled for non-preferred contacts while the limited-interruption mode is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC
    Inventors: Amit Kumar Agrawal, Craig J Detter, Mark A Rose
  • Patent number: 9807539
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing a software upgrade are disclosed. The method determines a plurality of mobile endpoint devices affected by a wireless network access software upgrade, and schedules a deployment of the wireless network access software upgrade. The method transmits a notification to the plurality of mobile endpoint devices, wherein the notification is configured to cause each of the plurality of mobile endpoint devices to store user settings in a memory of each of the plurality of mobile endpoint devices. The method downloads the wireless network access software upgrade wirelessly to the plurality of mobile endpoint devices, wherein the wireless network access software upgrade is configured to cause each of the plurality of mobile endpoint devices to install the wireless network access software upgrade and to restore the user settings from the memory of each of the plurality of mobile endpoint devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Yung Choi-Grogan, Jun Shen, Ming Zhang
  • Patent number: 9807223
    Abstract: A voicemail application includes a first stage having a first voicemail and at a first position, a second stage having a second voicemail and at a second position adjacent to the first position, and a third stage having a third voicemail and at a third position adjacent to the second position. The voicemail application also includes a playback control configured to cause playback of any voicemail associated with any stage at the first position. The voicemail application increases the surface area of a stage as that stage is brought to the first position while the surface area of the stage previously at the first position decreases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Michelle Felt, Henry H. Li, Jonghoon Kim, Neil T. Razzano
  • Patent number: 9756484
    Abstract: A request to provide a sharecode is received from a first communication device associated with a first organization, and the sharecode is provided. Thereafter, the sharecode and a talkgroup sharing parameter are received from a second communication device associated with a second organization. The talkgroup sharing parameter identifies a talkgroup associated with the second organization to be shared with the first organization. An indication that one or more devices associated with the first organization are permitted to participate in the talkgroup associated with the second organization then is provided to the first communication device associated with the first organization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: IRIDIUM SATELLITE LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Tillet, Garrett Chandler, Steven Haigh
  • Patent number: 9722696
    Abstract: A method of monitoring a communications network by monitoring packet errors in one of the paths having at least two optical sections coupled in series with a break in continuity of optical transmission monitoring between the optical sections, and monitoring a transmission quality of each of these optical sections. A state is detected in which the monitored packet errors do exceed an acceptable threshold, but at the same time the transmission quality of each of the optical sections is acceptable, and an indication is transmitted of the detection. This can cause a request for an alternative path for the packets, or cause adapting of these optical sections to reduce bit errors. This can enable handling of potential conflict between packet and optical layers, when the packet layer sees errors but the optical layer indicates no problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventors: Daniele Ceccarelli, Giulio Bottari, Diego Caviglia
  • Patent number: 9699638
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for providing integrated device information are provided. The apparatus includes a communication unit that transmits and receives data through a first type of wireless communication and a second type of wireless communication; and a controller that discovers a first wireless communication device supporting the first type of wireless communication, receives first wireless communication device information from the discovered first wireless communication device, discovers a second wireless communication device supporting the second type of wireless communication, receives second wireless communication device information from the discovered second wireless communication device, integrates the first wireless communication device information and the second wireless communication device information, and displays the integrated wireless communication device information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Seung-Pyo Hong, Sung-Sik Jang, Dong-Wook Lee
  • Patent number: 9699308
    Abstract: A method and system for processing an incoming call to an electronic communication device enables a response to an incoming call to be determined based on whether a peripheral device is operatively coupled to the electronic communication device. A first call processing profile is associated with a first peripheral device and a second call processing profile is associated with a second peripheral device. The method comprises determining that the first peripheral device is operatively coupled to the electronic communication device (step 210). The incoming call to the electronic communication device is then allowed to be processed according to the first call processing profile in response to the first peripheral device being operatively coupled to the electronic communication device (step 215).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Tetsuo Tanemura, Etsuo Ono
  • Patent number: 9641811
    Abstract: An operation, communication, and executions facilitation system includes at least one modular system device including at least one onsite fixed-base camera configurable at an onsite location directed at job equipment for remote live operation viewing by at least one offsite actor. At least one onsite hand-held camera directable by at least one onsite actor at selected equipment for remote live viewing of custom images by the at least one offsite actor. At least one audio communication device usable by the at least one onsite actor, and at least one personal computer configurable to receive data from onsite equipment. A secured or dedicated network connected to one or more of the at least one modular system device. A data center in communication with the secured or dedicated network; and, at least one operations center at an offsite location configured to be manned by the at least one offsite actor and configured to receive data via the data center from the at least one modular system device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Sunil J. Jose, Daniel J. Daulton
  • Patent number: 9628628
    Abstract: A system comprises a first and second interface and a voicemail server. The first interface-communicating via a communications network with a first communication device operated by a calling party. The voicemail server configured to receive via the first interface from the first communication device a call directed to a called party and redirected to connect the calling party to the voicemail server. The voicemail server providing to the calling party a notification of a network location. The second interface is associated with the network location and communicates via a communications network with a second communication device operated by the calling party. The second interface receives via the communications network from the second communication device a request for access to the network location and provides to the calling party via the network location, access to a registration process for registering the calling party to receive a voicemail service from the voicemail system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS public limited company
    Inventors: Raymond Ley Lee, Stuart Laurence King, Tim Potranandana
  • Patent number: 9588591
    Abstract: An incoming call from a remote device can be received by a primary device. The primary device can determine a numerical count of detected user gestures. Responsive to determining the numerical count of detected user gestures, the primary device can automatically generate an electronic message indicating a user will return the incoming call in a time frame corresponding to the numerical count of detected user gestures. The primary device can automatically communicate the electronic message to the remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Amit K. Shah, Amit Jain
  • Patent number: 9571657
    Abstract: A shared voicemail system and method of operation in which the system comprises a computer processor configured in use to store a voice message received from a third party; in which the stored voice message is accessible to each user of a plurality of users of the shared voicemail system. The computer processor also configured in use to provide a copy of the stored message to a first user of the plurality of users, receive an indication from the first user that the message is intended to be accessed by a second user of the plurality of users and to provide a notification prompting the second user to access the message. In an embodiment, the voice message received from the third party is part of a call redirected to the shared voicemail system from a phone line shared by the plurality of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: British Telecommunications PLC
    Inventor: Gerard Patrick Sherlock
  • Patent number: 9553980
    Abstract: A caller information server provides caller identification (ID) information to a mobile device. The server receives caller ID information from local address books stored on multiple mobile devices. The caller information server aggregates the received caller ID information to generate a pooled address book. The caller information server may determine whether names within the caller ID information are legitimate and store or filter the information accordingly. When a mobile device receives a call from a telephone number for which it lacks caller ID information in its local address book, the mobile device sends a request for the caller ID information for the telephone number, to the caller information server. The server identifies caller ID information associated with the telephone number in the pooled address book, and sends this information to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Hiya, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason A. Devitt, Michael L. Wells
  • Patent number: 9554110
    Abstract: A method of controlling a data storage device comprising a storage medium using a storage device controller. The method may comprise receiving and providing data to be written to and read from the storage medium over a first interface of the data storage device; receiving and providing data to be written to and read from the storage medium over a second interface of the data storage device; and selectively processing at least data received and provided over the second interface through at least one of an audio codec and a video codec provided within the data storage device controller. The first interface may comprise, for example, a SAS/SATA interface and the second interface may comprise, for example, an HDMI or other high data rate interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Abou Ul Aala Ahsan, Alan T. Meyer
  • Patent number: 9544437
    Abstract: A method for managing visual voicemail messages includes displaying a list of voicemail messages on a telecommunications handset, receiving user commands for operating on the voicemail messages including a delete message command and in response to a delete message command, marking a voicemail message for deletion with a delete timestamp and moving the voicemail message to a Deleted Messages folder. A Deleted Message Age Indicator function processes to control permanent deletion of voicemail messages in the Deleted Messages folder based on delete timestamps and a global Delete Time value in cooperation with a visual voicemail platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Michael Robert Zubas, Brian Rainer, William J. Sigmund
  • Patent number: 9531582
    Abstract: A computer network-resource management system and method are provided that use mobile and deployed devices to capture and transmit an event for instant conversion into an instrument by which to pursue the actionable or acquirable element of the event. Mobile phones and other network devices supply the resource management system the “triangulatable” data necessary for it to allocate, personalize, and activate network resources in support of evolutionary needs. Evolutionary needs are often subject to changing states, some of which dynamically transition from simple to complex states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: EKKOO REGISTRY, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Wade, Walter Blackwell
  • Patent number: 9529577
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a method and apparatus for deploying a contextually dependent application on a mobile device. A method includes determining a current location of a mobile device and gathering environmental data from the mobile device. The method also includes inferring from the current location of the mobile device and the gathered environmental data an operating environment of the mobile device and receiving a list of applications, wherein the list of applications includes metadata for each of the applications. The method further includes analyzing the metadata to identify an application that has characteristics that are compatible with the operating environment of the mobile device and installing the identified application on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Benjamin Aaronson, Martin Brown, Alexander Irving, Anthony P. Papageorgiou, Jeremy Taylor, Caroline Yeomans
  • Patent number: 9525981
    Abstract: A request to provide a sharecode is received from a first communication device associated with a first organization, and the sharecode is provided. Thereafter, the sharecode and a talkgroup sharing parameter are received from a second communication device associated with a second organization. The talkgroup sharing parameter identifies a talkgroup associated with the second organization to be shared with the first organization. An indication that one or more devices associated with the first organization are permitted to participate in the talkgroup associated with the second organization then is provided to the first communication device associated with the first organization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Iridium Satellite LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Tillet, Garrett Chandler
  • Patent number: 9503487
    Abstract: A method for establishing for a first smartphone a phone connection with a second smartphone, each smartphone comprising a phone and running a software application (“app”), the method comprising: exchanging, by operating the app, at least one permission message between the first and second smartphones; transmitting a first identifier from the first smartphone and a second identifier from the second smartphone to a call connector, responsive to a successful exchanging of the at least one permission message; and connecting a first phone call and a second phone call to establish a phone connection between the first and second smartphones, if the first phone call matches the first identifier and the second phone call matches the second identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: CELL BUDDY NETWORK LTD.
    Inventors: Ofir Paz, Erez Doron, Simcha Aronson
  • Patent number: 9491291
    Abstract: Methods and systems for automating messaging in an institutional setting by assigning a resident of an institution a control mechanism, providing the resident access to a messaging system via a telecommunications system, and providing one or more message options to the resident as a function of the resident's control mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: CONFINEMENT TELEPHONY TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Wesley Larry Apple, Timothy Edwin Pabon, John Vincent Townsend, III, Charles David Orr, Johnnie Richard Tayloe, Phillip Matthew Apanovitch, Charles Margosian, Dan Apple
  • Patent number: 9491004
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing a service from a voice-service dedicated terminal to a data-service dedicated terminal by using user identification information of a mobile terminal user in a wireless communication system are provided. The method includes generating a message including an identification of a receiving-side terminal and a service type of the message, and transmitting the generated message to a service server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yun-Sang Park, Byung-Duck Cho
  • Patent number: 9451073
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus, and associated method, stores in memory a plurality of application programs. A controller executes the plurality of application programs in a multi-tasking arrangement. When one of the application programs is replaced in the foreground with another application program, an image of the former application program while in an active state is stored in memory. That image is then used as part of a graphical user interface to provide an indication to a user of the other applications that are presently running, and the state of execution of the other application programs when last operating in the foreground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS INC.
    Inventor: Kaneo Todoroki
  • Patent number: 9432919
    Abstract: Certain aspects of a method and system for a fast cell search using a primary synchronization channel (PSYNC) process in a multimode wideband code division multiple access (WCDMA) terminal are provided. A WCDMA frequency search or a global system for mobile communications (GSM) frequency search is performed based on a current radio access technology (RAT), received signal strength indication (RSSI) scan measurements, and PSYNC detection operations. The RSSI scan measurements may be averaged by making multiple measurements during a measurement period. At least part of the PSYNC detection operations may be performed during a remaining portion of the measurement period. WCDMA carrier frequencies may be marked in accordance with the results of the PSYNC detection operations. For GSM, some of the frequencies may be removed from the search based on the PSYNC marking while the remaining search frequencies may be ranked based on results from the RSSI scan measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Nelson Ray Sollenberger, Xiaoxin Oiu, Wei Luo
  • Patent number: 9313625
    Abstract: Enhanced message notification is provided by an enhanced notification function element and a subscriber preference profile database. The enhanced notification function element queries the subscriber preference profile database to obtain subscriber communication terminal capabilities information, which it uses to select a message notification technology. The enhanced notification function element may then format an enhanced notification that is delivered to a communication terminal through a delivery system architecture appropriate for the selected message notification technology. The enhanced notification may contain: a message type indicator; an identifier of the party leaving the message; a date and time that the message was deposited; multimedia objects; and other enhanced information. The enhanced notification function element may also query a terminal roaming status database in order to determine if the enhanced message should be sent when the terminal is roaming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Simon James Richardson, Mark Steven Wuthnow
  • Patent number: 9300804
    Abstract: Calls placed to a call recipient bypass the terminating messaging system, creating an enhanced message in the call originator's messaging system and delivering the enhanced message using alternate routing information. A caller creates enhanced messages for a call recipient even when the call recipient's messaging system does not support such functionality. The caller also embeds stored content and/or use links in the enhanced messages to allow the message to be modified and/or deleted before it is accessed by the call recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Jackson, Mehrad Yasrebi
  • Patent number: 9294626
    Abstract: A system for transmitting voice messages from a caller location to a receiver location using a plurality of computers each coupled to another through a network such as the Internet. The system also has a plurality of handheld portable recording-delivery devices which are coupled to the network. Each handheld portable recording-delivery device can convert voice input into digital data for transmission through the network. Destination information for the digital data being transmitted is generated using speech recognition of voice input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: RPX CORPORATION
    Inventors: George Krucik, Taka Migimatsu
  • Patent number: 9288100
    Abstract: Methods for down converting a modulated carrier signal to a demodulated baseband signal are described herein. The method requires that a first portion of energy is transferred from the modulated carrier signal, and stored at a first storage device when a first switch is on. At least some of the energy stored in the first storage device is discharged when the first switch is off. The method further comprises transferring a second portion of energy from the modulated carrier signal, storing at a second storage device the second portion of transferred energy when a second switch is on, and discharging at least some of the energy stored in the second storage device when the second switch is off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: ParkerVision, Inc.
    Inventors: David F. Sorrells, Michael J. Bultman, Robert W. Cook, Richard C. Looke, Charley D. Moses, Gregory S. Rawlins, Michael W. Rawlins
  • Patent number: 9258404
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile terminal and a method of controlling the same. A result, which will be displayed at a destination when a message created on a message creation screen is sent to the destination, is provided in advance. Messages having various formats can be generated on one message creation screen. Various functions relating to the message creation are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jiyoung Lee, Hyehyun Hwang, Changgui Sung
  • Patent number: 9210558
    Abstract: A method for updating voicemail data at least partially stored at a device can include obtaining a command to update the voicemail data at a device. The device can activate a data session through which voicemail data can be downloaded to the device. In some embodiments, the device can automatically activate a data session upon the occurrence of a trigger event, for example, upon the receipt of a message waiting indicator, or upon powering on the device. In other embodiments, the device can wait for a user action or command to download voicemail data. The action or command can be received at the device after a trigger event, or at any other time. Exemplary devices and communications networks for implementing these and other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: William Joseph Sigmund, Michael Robert Zubas, Brian Keith Rainer
  • Patent number: 9197651
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a security module deployed in a host device, which provides a secondary agent that operates in coordination with the host agent in the host device, but operates independent of the host operating system of the host device to independently access an existing communication network interface in the host device or a separate dedicated network interface, if available. In one aspect, the present invention enables robust theft recovery and asset tracking services. The system comprises a monitoring center; one or more monitored devices; a security module in the monitored devices; and one or more active communications networks. Monitored devices may be stand alone devices, such as computers (e.g., portable or desktop computers), or a device or a subsystem included in a system. A monitored device comprises a security module, a host agent and software to support the host agent that runs in the monitored device's OS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: ABSOLUTE SOFTWARE CORPORATION
    Inventor: William Doyle Gordon
  • Patent number: 9161197
    Abstract: An emergency call processing method, a related apparatus and system, are used to construct a simplified emergency call center in a disaster site. An embodiment of the present invention includes: receiving, by an emergency call processing terminal receives, through a base station BTS, an emergency call request sent from a user terminal. The call processing terminal seeks, in a locally-stored emergency mobile terminal group, for a mobile terminal of which a session state is idle, and transfers the emergency call request to the mobile terminal through the BTS, so that the user terminal establishes, with the mobile terminal, a call connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wenzhuo Lu, Jingjin Mei, Shaofeng Fu
  • Patent number: 9148514
    Abstract: After the input of a subscriber (TLN1) of the first terminal (EG1), a connection to a temporarily available voice memory (SPS) is signalized by the same, and subsequently a voice message (spn) and at least one piece of retrieval information (ai) identifying the second terminal (EG2) is transmitted and stored at that location. Subsequently, the connection is terminated and the second terminal (EG2) is informed of the presence of a retrievable voice message (spn) in the voice memory (SPS) via the voice memory (SPS) by means of the at least one piece of retrieval information (ai), and the voice message (spn) can be retrieved from the second terminal (EG2) by means of the transmitted retrieval information (ai), or is transmitted to the second terminal (EG2) by the voice memory (SPS). In this manner voice messages (spn) can be stored for terminals (EG2) and retrieved by the same, regardless of whether one or no voice memories—such as an answering machine—is associated with these terminals (EG2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Unify GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Bruno Bozionek, Karl Klaghofer, Holger Prange, Michael Tietsch
  • Patent number: 9148786
    Abstract: An access point sends an indication or message to a network entity to indicate whether the network entity is to perform access control for an access terminal. In some implementations the indication/message may comprise an explicit indication of whether or not that network entity is to perform the access control. In some implementations, the inclusion of information (e.g., a CSG identifier) in the message or the exclusion of information from the message indicates whether the network entity is to perform the access control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Damanjit Singh, Manoj M. Deshpande, Osok Song
  • Patent number: 9125155
    Abstract: A wireless communication device including: a plurality of antennas configured to perform a plurality of wireless communication protocols simultaneously, and a processor configured to obtain each of a plurality of power consumptions for each of the plurality of the wireless communication protocols, to obtain each of a plurality of communication throughput for each of the plurality of the wireless communication protocols, to calculate an aggregated communication efficiency of the wireless communication using the plurality of wireless communication protocols simultaneously based on the plurality of the power consumptions and the plurality of the communication throughput, and to control the plurality of the antennas, when the aggregated communication efficiency exceeds a given value, as to perform the plurality of wireless communication protocols simultaneously, and, when the aggregated communication efficiency is equal to or less than the given value, as to stop one of the plurality of wireless communication pro
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Hitoshi Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 9119049
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that provide a voice notification to an end user while the end user is on an active voice call, where the voice notification includes information on a text message that was received. A system in one embodiment includes a message delivery system that receives a text message intended for a destination, and initiates delivery of the text message to the destination. The system also includes a message notification system that detects that the destination is engaged in an active voice call during the delivery of the text message, identifies information for the text message, converts the text message information into voice data to generate a voice notification, and initiates transmission of the voice notification to the destination to be played during the active voice call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Yigang Cai, Xiangyang Li
  • Patent number: 9118528
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses, and combinations and sub-combinations thereof, for down-converting an electromagnetic (EM) signal are described herein. Briefly stated, in embodiments the invention operates by receiving an EM signal and recursively operating on approximate half cycles (½, 1½, 2½, etc) of the carrier signal. The recursive operations can be performed at a sub-harmonic rate of the carrier signal. The invention accumulates the results of the recursive operations and uses the accumulated results to form a down-converted signal. In an embodiment, the EM signal is down-converted to an intermediate frequency (IF) signal. In another embodiment, the EM signal is down-converted to a baseband information signal. In another embodiment, the EM signal is a frequency modulated (FM) signal, which is down-converted to a non-FM signal, such as a phase modulated (PM) signal or an amplitude modulated (AM) signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: ParkerVision, Inc.
    Inventors: David F. Sorrells, Michael J. Bultman, Robert W. Cook, Richard C. Looke, Charley D. Moses, Gregory S. Rawlins, Michael W. Rawlins
  • Patent number: 9112823
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for receiving a mobile message are provided. The apparatus includes a Short Messaging Service (SMS) client for receiving a short message by using a short message service; a Mobile Message (MM) client for receiving a mobile message; and a push client for, when an arrival notification informing that the mobile message has arrived from a push server is received, informing the MM client that the mobile message has arrived and, when the MM client is turned off, waking the MM client, wherein, when the push client is turned off, the SMS client receives the arrival notification from the push server through a short message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Hyun Park, Eui-Heon Jeong
  • Patent number: 9112990
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing ubiquitous and configurable communications between users is provided. Ubiquity and other features are provided using a common identifier linking two or more users. In one embodiment, a common identifier is automatically provided when call forwarding is directed to a designated phone number. In another embodiment, a user can cause a common identifier to be created linking the user with a user of their choice by sending a text message to a designated address. This Abstract is provided for the sole purpose of complying with the Abstract requirement rules that allow a reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the disclosure contained herein. This Abstract is submitted with the explicit understanding that it will not be used to interpret or to limit the scope or the meaning of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: NoteVault, Inc.
    Inventors: John Major, Peter Lasensky
  • Patent number: 9104468
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus, and associated method, stores in memory a plurality of application programs. A controller executes the plurality of application programs in a multi-tasking arrangement. When one of the application programs is replaced in the foreground with another application program, an image of the former application program while in an active state is stored in memory. That image is then used as part of a graphical user interface to provide an indication to a user of the other applications that are presently running, and the state of execution of the other application programs when last operating in the foreground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventor: Kaneo Todoroki