Remote Programming Control Patents (Class 455/419)
  • Patent number: 9232561
    Abstract: A wireless communication device has a plurality of wireless units each configured to cover a different wireless communication range and be capable of receiving data in the corresponding wireless communication range, a status information generator provided corresponding to the wireless unit utilized to receive data among the plurality of wireless units, in order to generate status information concerning the wireless communication range of the wireless unit utilized to receive the data, and a storage configured to store the status information in association with the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Koji Akita, Takayoshi Ito, Seiichiro Horikawa, Hideo Kasami
  • Patent number: 9213655
    Abstract: A computing device receives, from a portable device, an application that is executable on the portable device. The computing device determines whether the received application is a static application or an interpreted application. In response to determining that the received application is a static application, the computing device executes the received application using a hardware virtualizer. In response to determining that the received application is an interpreted application, the computing device executes the received application using a dynamic translator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Roland M. Hochmuth
  • Patent number: 9201469
    Abstract: A mobile communication terminal is disclosed that is capable of utilizing detection result data obtained by detection means for detecting position, direction, attitude and/or movement in a platform-independent application program that can be registered and used by users. When downloading an application program to a mobile communication terminal and executing it, first, the application execution environment is activated and the application program is executed under the environment. The started application program sends an acquisition request for acceleration data to the phone platform. When the phone platform accepts the acquisition request, it passes acceleration data detected by an acceleration sensor to the application program. Accordingly, the application program can perform a process utilizing the acceleration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Vodafone Group PLC
    Inventors: Naomi Nishikata, Takahisa Mizuno, Hideyuki Ikeda, Hirohisa Kusuda
  • Patent number: 9203919
    Abstract: In one embodiments, one or more first computing devices receive updated values for user data associated with a plurality of users; and for each of the user data for which an updated value has been received, determine one or more second systems that each have subscribed to be notified when the value of the user datum is updated and each have a pre-established relationship with the user associated with the user datum; and push notifications to the second systems indicating that the value of the user datum has been updated without providing the updated value for the user datum to the second systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Zhu, Ray C. He, Luke Jonathan Shepard
  • Patent number: 9198027
    Abstract: A method for open mobile alliance (OMA) device management (DM) and over-the-air customization of a generic mobile device is disclosed. The method comprises receiving an activation message from the generic mobile device to register with a service provider, wherein the generic mobile device is pre-configured to support a plurality of functions. The method also comprises associating the generic mobile device with a service provider from the service providers as indicated by the activation message. The method further comprises sending one or more OMA service objects to customize the generic mobile device according to the service provider, wherein the one or more OMA service objects enable or disable each of the pre-configured functions on the generic mobile device to support one or more service features available by the service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventor: Robert E. Urbanek
  • Patent number: 9191942
    Abstract: The present invention relates to wireless communication, and more specifically, to a method and a device for allocating group resources for a M2M device to which machine to machine (M2M) communication is applied in a wireless communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seunghyun Kang, Kiseon Ryu, Hangyu Cho, Jinsoo Choi
  • Patent number: 9183550
    Abstract: System and method to enable and facilitate purchases through mobile communications on mobile devices, smartphones, feature phones, tablet computers, etc by allowing the user to interact with native interface and/or by eliminating the need of entering the MSISDN identifier by the user. MSISDN value is required to identify mobile subscriber and request a mobile billing transaction through carrier's infrastructure. A system comprises at least one data computing facility, which is connected to mobile carrier billing, short code and networking infrastructure and a plurality of converters to communicate and interface with a plurality of controllers for various mobile device types and platforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: FORTUMO OÜ
    Inventors: Rain Rannu, Tauno Talimaa, Andrei Dementjev, Madis Pink, Tanel Kosk
  • Patent number: 9177311
    Abstract: Examples include autonomously authenticating a financial transaction, on behalf of the user, without interacting with the user, via wireless communication link. In various embodiments, the user's cellular phone may be configured to process a message that provides at least partial service context and autonomously authenticate the financial transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventors: Miodrag Potkonjak, Nathan Beckmann
  • Patent number: 9172710
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products to implement extensions of the Media Transport Protocol (MTP) are provided herein. The methods include opening a session between an initiator and a responder, exchanging one or more of device and system information and sending one of an operation or event based on media player application features. The operation includes one or more of a dataset, response code, operation parameter and response parameter. In an embodiment, the extensions enable the initiator and responder to manage connections efficiently between devices, send media player application information to a media player device, exchange device and system information, manage digital rights, monitor system security and specify properties within one or more extensions of MTP. These extensions may be in the form of one or more of an operation, an event, a dataset or property code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Scott Krig
  • Patent number: 9167046
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes determining one or more applications on one or more first client computing devices of a first user of a social-networking system; determining one or more second users of the social-networking system that are connected to the first user within the social-networking system; determining one or more applications on one or more second client computing devices of the second users; comparing the applications on the first client computing devices with the applications on the second client computing devices; determining one or more application recommendations for the first user based at least in part on the comparison; and sending the application recommendations to the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Neel Ishwar Murarka, Philip Fung, Raghavendar Chandrasekaran
  • Patent number: 9160812
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and an article of manufacture for delivering an application to a mobile station are shown and described. In some instances, a list of mobiles stations not currently executing a specific application is generated, processed, and used to send a solicitation message to certain mobile station. Various mobile stations receive different versions of the application based on characteristics of the mobile station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Cellco Partnership
    Inventors: Veera Venkata Inapakolla, Shreeshah Vedagiri, Shankar Kulkarni, Venkat Gaddam
  • Patent number: 9158525
    Abstract: A system for image upgrade, according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises an upgrade director and a target device comprising a manager module. The upgrade director sends a first command to the manager module initiating an upgrade event. The manager module receives the first command. The manager module calculates a delay parameter. The manager module downloads an upgrade image after the delay parameter has ended. The upgrade director sends a second command to the manager module indicating that the upgrade event is to conclude. The manager module receives the second command from the upgrade director. The manager module reboots using the upgrade image responsive to the second command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: ShoreTel, Inc.
    Inventors: Venkatraman Naganathan, Glen Okita
  • Patent number: 9154501
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a machine-to-machine communications privacy protection method and system, a machine-to-machine communications service management entity, and a related device. The method includes: after receiving a location access message, determining, by a service management entity and according to locating information, an entity that performs privacy inspection; and triggering, by the service management entity, the entity that performs privacy inspection to perform privacy inspection. The M2M service management entity determines in advance the entity that performs privacy inspection and triggers the entity that performs privacy inspection to perform privacy inspection. Therefore, with the method provided in the present invention, message interaction on an mId interface is reduced, thereby reducing a message overhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lei Jin, Yonggang Bian, Yongjing Zhang, Xianfeng Chen, Qi Lin, Lunjian Mu
  • Patent number: 9155035
    Abstract: A base station and a wireless device for use in a communication system are provided. The communication system has a first-type communication standard and a second-type communication standard. The base station receives an uplink signal with a station identification and a piece of identifying information from the wireless device, and determines that the wireless device belongs to one of a first-type wireless device and a second-type wireless device according to the identifying information. The first-type wireless device conforms to the first-type communication standard and the second-type wireless device conforms to the second-type communication standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Institute for Information Industry
    Inventors: Yi-Ting Lin, Tsung-Yu Tsai, Chun-Che Chien
  • Patent number: 9148762
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention includes a method and system for providing a user of a mobile device with a set of applicable legal, company policies or safety information based on the global positioning system (GPS) position of the mobile device and a set of predefined policies. The mobile device may be any of several devices including, but not limited to, a cell phone, tablet, or other electronic device. The provided set of applicable legal, company policies or safety information can comprise various information including, but not limited to, restrictions on the use of a cell phone, potential fines for cell phone use, potential dangers, personal protective equipment requirements, prohibitions, guidelines and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: W2W, LLC
    Inventor: W. Scott Taylor
  • Patent number: 9148436
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device having: a request acceptance portion that accepts a content access request from a mobile terminal; a location identification portion that identifies a location where the mobile terminal exists; a template identification portion that identifies a template configured to be accessed by the mobile terminal; and an authentication portion that decides whether to allow the accepted content access request based on the identified location, the identified template, and a time zone in which the access request from the mobile terminal is accepted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: PFU LIMITED
    Inventors: Tomonori Yuasa, Yasuharu Inami
  • Patent number: 9148743
    Abstract: A system and method for wirelessly configuring vehicle electronics prior to delivery of the vehicle to a customer. The method carried out by the system includes (a) receiving a notification at a central facility indicating that a vehicle has been delivered to a dealership; (b) receiving a data message from a vehicle telematics unit installed on the vehicle while the vehicle is in a logistics mode (LM); and (c) terminating the logistics mode and/or initiating provisioning of the vehicle telematics unit using the established data connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: General Motors LLC
    Inventors: Mark J. Timm, Timothy R. Nixon
  • Patent number: 9128795
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for updating software or firmware or otherwise conveying target software to an electronic device. Target software may be conveyed while the device is packaged or otherwise not connected to external power. Information indicating a current software or firmware version number may be transmitted from an external transceiver to the packaged device. A software update may also be transmitted to the packaged device. The electronic device may use stored information or the stored software update to replace an older and out-of-date software version. The electronic device may also harvest electronic power from an external transceiver signal or may use power from an internal battery source to affect a software update when the device is packaged or otherwise not connected to external power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: Roy Nijenkamp
  • Patent number: 9129286
    Abstract: According to one aspect, in response to a request from a mobile application running at a mobile device of a customer, a personalized page is transmitted to the mobile application, the personalized page including a list of products retrieved from a customer profile of the customer. Each of the products is associated with one or more communications channels preferred by an associated client, which are retrieved from the client database. A live support request is received from the mobile application initiated from a selected product of the personalized page, the live support request including a selection selecting one of the preferred communications channels listed on the personalized page. A live communication session is established between the customer and a support agent using a selected communications channel for live support services to the customer concerning the selected product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: TeleTech Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Tuchman, Bruce A. Sharpe, Henry D. Truong, Alan B. Rahn
  • Patent number: 9124719
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for a subscriber of services on a network to display a custom operator name or alpha tag on the subscriber mobile communications device. The custom alpha tag (or operator name) is selected or defined by the subscriber via an interface on a communications device, and a custom operator name request is submitted to a provisioning logic on the network. The provisioning logic communicates with business rule logic on the network, the business rule logic being configured to retrieve and/or update a first account associated with the subscriber with the custom operator name. A billing logic within a billing subsystem may be invoked to debit a second account associated with the subscriber. A programming logic on the network then updates one or more mobile devices with the custom alpha tag. The several logic units may be part of an Over-the-air (OTA) platform on the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Scott Inlow, James Allan Payne
  • Patent number: 9125001
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an individualized short-range radio communication method applicable to communications which can include applications or programs and multimedia information, between: a central device (1, 101) suitable for detecting radio-frequency signals of different technologies and protocols, and for setting up bidirectional short-range radio communications using said technologies and protocols, surrounding devices (2, 102), suitable for bidirectionally communicating by means of a short-range technology and a protocol comprising: a.1) polling by means of the central device (1, 101) a surrounding area thereof, using a detection module dedicated for each technology and protocol, a.2) detecting and acquiring through the pick-up of at least one radio-frequency signal emitted by said surrounding devices (2, 102) a unique identifier of said surrounding devices (2, 102) and a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Mobiquity Wireless, S.L.
    Inventors: Josep Cedo Perpinya, Marc Dalmau Ballester, Jose Manuel Gil Lozano, David Maso Mas, Pedro Monjo Florit
  • Patent number: 9110752
    Abstract: The disclosure generally describes computer-implemented methods, software, and systems for resolving issues with applications accessed through portals. A computer-implemented method includes providing an enterprise portal page to a mobile device including at least one link associated with a native mobile device application; identifying an issue associated with activation of the at least one link associated with the native mobile device application within the enterprise portal page, where the issue results from the native application being unavailable at the mobile device; identifying a device type of the mobile device on which the issue occurred; and providing information for resolving the issue to a user interface on the mobile device to correct the issue, including at least one suggested link for downloading the native mobile device application associated with the identified issue, the at least one suggested link is selected based on the identified issue and the identified device type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: SAP Portals Israel Ltd
    Inventor: Yahali Sherman
  • Patent number: 9113304
    Abstract: A method for assisting in the recovery of a lost electronic device is described. When an electronic device determines that it is at rest, it automatically captures an image using a built-in camera and transmits the image to a server. A user, having lost the electronic device, may access the image via a web interface to determine the location of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sharadh Ramaswamy, K R Suveetha Kamatchi
  • Patent number: 9107088
    Abstract: A software obtaining method and a communication device are disclosed. The method includes: obtaining a working standard of a multi-mode base station; determining a first logic type corresponding to a Base-Band Unit (BBU) of the multi-mode base station according to the working standard of the multi-mode base station; determining a type of software required for running the BBU according to the determined first logic type and a hardware type of the BBU; and obtaining the software required for running the BBU according to the determined software type. Through the technical solution, the software of the BBU can be downloaded accurately, which improves efficiency and accuracy of software obtaining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Meijun Tang, Chunyuan Chen
  • Patent number: 9100819
    Abstract: A method of provisioning a mobile device is disclosed. The method comprises installing a first package on the mobile device, wherein the first package is configured to provision the mobile device with a first network. The method comprises installing a second package on the mobile device, wherein the second package is configured to provision the mobile device with a second network. The method comprises receiving one or more signals by the mobile device. The method comprises identifying at least a first network or at least a second network based on the one or more signals. The method comprises provisioning the mobile device with either the first network or the second network based on the identification of at least a first network or at least a second network, wherein provisioning comprises requesting provisioning data associated with at least a first network or at least a second network from a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Sprint-Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Brandon C. Annan, John E. Belser, Dale S. Schempp, Michelle Elizabeth Masterson
  • Patent number: 9092242
    Abstract: A computing device to connect to a portable device. The computing device can establish a secure connection to the portable device and determine an application on the portable device. In one embodiment the computing device can present the application. In one embodiment the computing device can execute the application in a hardware virtualizer or in a dynamic translator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventor: Roland M Hochmuth
  • Patent number: 9094827
    Abstract: A mobile device collaboration method includes provisioning a first mobile device with unique user identification related to a role and skill set of an associated user of the first mobile device, detecting a second mobile device responsive to a condition at the first mobile device, communicating the unique user identification to the second mobile device, authenticating the first mobile device through the second mobile device communicating the unique user identification to an external database, and providing access for the first mobile device through the second mobile device if the authenticating is successful. A mobile device collaboration system and a mobile device are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: David E. Klein, Alejandro G. Blanco
  • Patent number: 9088969
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for establishing a connection to a short range wireless communication device using identity information such as contact address is provided. The method includes collecting, when a connection request is made to a device corresponding to contact information stored in the short range wireless communication device, device information of short range wireless communication devices discovered nearby, and establishing a connection to the short range wireless communication device represented by the device information matching with the contact information in part among the collected device information. The short range wireless communication apparatus and method of the present invention facilitate connection to a target device even when a large number of devices are discovered nearby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Min Ki Park
  • Patent number: 9083815
    Abstract: A mobile communication device includes a display configured to provide a graphical user interface, a memory configured to store computer program instructions and a communication-setup database having setup information associated with each of a plurality of different communication account types, and a processor configured to execute the computer program instructions to provide a communication-setup client via the graphical user interface. The communication-setup client enables a user to perform an initial setup of a plurality of different communication account types on the mobile communication device, and subsequent easy access to the communication-setup database to provide access to a specific desired communications client within a limited amount of clicks or data entries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Aniruddha Bhalekar, Murtaza Penwala
  • Patent number: 9078122
    Abstract: Disclosed are an apparatus and method of performing automated administrative operations on a mobile device. One example method may include determining via a hosted server that an action needs to be performed by a mobile device under management. The method may further include generating a message via the hosted server, the message includes the action, and transmitting the message to the mobile device under management, and receiving a result message from the mobile device under management responsive to the transmitted message, the result message indicating that the action has been satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: KASEYA LIMITED
    Inventor: Allan A. Miller
  • Patent number: 9078124
    Abstract: According to one aspect of this disclosure, a communication network device is provided comprising a first determiner configured to determine a plurality of wireless communication devices requiring a communication connection to a base station; a second determiner configured to determine, for each wireless communication device of the plurality of wireless communication devices, a time to establish the communication connection requested by each wireless communication device and a transmitter configured to transmit, to each wireless communication device of the plurality of wireless communication devices, an indication of the time to establish the communication connection requested by each wireless communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Intel Mobile Communications GmbH
    Inventor: Markus Dominik Mueck
  • Patent number: 9058251
    Abstract: A system for detecting external software update failure of an application may receive a request at the application to determine the status of an update mechanism and infrastructure (“updater”) associated with the application. The system may determine one or more values written by the updater at a location accessible by the application. The one or more values may include one or more of a first value indicating when a last successful check for updates for the application was completed by the updater and a second value indicating when a last successful update for the application was completed. The system may determine, at the application and based on the one or more values, if an update failure has occurred at the updater. The update failure may include the updater having problems detecting or applying updates. The system may generate a notification when it determines that an update failure has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: David Kimbal Dorwin, Glenn Wilson
  • Patent number: 9055128
    Abstract: An information processing device is configured to start a download module at a predefined date and time. A transmitter unit is configured to transmit authentication information to an authentication server. A determination unit is configured to determine a file to be downloaded after an authentication process by the authentication server. A download execution unit is configured to download the determined file from a file provider server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Akiko Iwaya, Masaki Higuchi, Shinichi Tanaka, You Asakura
  • Patent number: 9055425
    Abstract: An approach is provided for leveraging mobile devices to enhance emergency calling. The connectivity processor determines a request to initiate at least one call from at least one device. Next, the connectivity processor determines one or more devices with connectivity to the at least one device. Then, the connectivity processor determines at least one main devices from among the at least one device and the one or more other devices to initiate the at least one call based, at least in part, on operational status information, device capability information, resource availability information, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Vesa-Veikko Luukkala, Jari-Jukka Harald Kaaja, Mikko Aleksi Uusitalo
  • Patent number: 9047444
    Abstract: An application on a mobile terminal in a mobile network is registered with an application server. The mobile terminal includes an identity module. At the application server, a first message is received for registering the application, the first message including a telephone number associated with the identity module. The application server generates a unique identifier and associates the unique identifier with the telephone number. A second message is sent from the application server to the mobile terminal, the second message including the unique identifier. The mobile terminal generates and stores a data block including the unique identifier, a subscriber identity associated with the identity module and a terminal identifier associated with the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
    Inventors: Gerard Sherlock, John D R Pilkington
  • Patent number: 9042871
    Abstract: A mode switching and electronic sign-in system for a mobile device and a method thereof are provided. A mobile device performs detection of a sign-in device by a wireless network, and when detecting the sign-in device, the mobile device provides an electronic sign-in message. After the electronic sign-in message passes verification, the electronic sign-in message is recorded in the sign-in device. Meanwhile, because a result of detecting the sign-in device changes, the mobile device actively switches a corresponding mode of the mobile device, so as to achieve the technical efficacy of electronic sign-in performed through the mobile device of a user and automatic switching of the corresponding mode of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignees: INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sean Liu
  • Patent number: 9042879
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a capacity station activation method and system. The method includes: A coverage station sends activation control information to a capacity station, where the activation control information is used to enable the capacity station to send a pilot signal to a user in a power increasing manner; receives a measurement result of measuring the pilot signal by the user; determines, according to the measurement result, a capacity station that needs to be activated to meet a system requirement; and sends activation information to a determined capacity station that needs to be activated to activate the capacity station. With the capacity station activation method and system in the embodiments of the present invention, a capacity station that needs to be activated can be determined more accurately, and furthermore, transmit power of an activated capacity station can be controlled, thereby reducing energy consumption of a whole system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Shunqing Zhang, Xiuqiang Xu, Yan Chen
  • Patent number: 9042866
    Abstract: A method implemented by a terminal for accessing a CSG femtocell of a first access network. The terminal includes a list containing identifiers of CSG femtocells to which an access right is defined. The method includes: scanning a frequency band for discovering CSG femtocells; decoding, based on a key, a data stream broadcasted from the CGS femtocells; obtaining, based on the decoded data stream, an identifier of the CSG femtocells; and determining, based on the list, whether the terminal has authorized access to the discovered femtocells. The frequency band, the key or the list is determined based on a message received from a remote server via a second cellular access network different from the first access network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: FRANCE TELECOM
    Inventors: Tansir Ahmed, Delphin Barankanira
  • Patent number: 9037128
    Abstract: A handle for a handheld terminal includes a first interface module, a first key module, a first power supply module, and a base handle module. The handle couples with the handheld terminal. The handle makes a wireless connection with the handheld terminal the first interface module or a wired connection with the handheld terminal via the first interface module. The first key module includes one or more user operation command keys. The first power supply module supplies power for the handle. The handle is operable with one hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventors: Jinrong Yang, Ramzi Khalil Maalouf
  • Patent number: 9037135
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for handover of a mobile terminal. In the method, a group of mobile terminals for handover is formed by grouping a plurality of mobile terminals. A first terminal of the group scans a target base station. One or more other terminals of the group perform handover to the target base station using the scan information of the first terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Sungkyunkwan University Research & Business Foundation
    Inventors: Hee Yong Youn, Hwi Woon Jeong, Jun Yeol Choi, Hyung Ku Kang, Hee Seong Kim
  • Patent number: 9037126
    Abstract: A method of providing content notifications to devices in a wireless communication system includes obtaining notification information regarding content available to a first group of mobile devices in a wireless network, generating a notification message comprising the notification information and an identifier associated with a second group of mobile devices that is a subset of the first group, and broadcasting the notification message over the network to cause mobile devices of the second group to retrieve the content over the network. The method also includes receiving content notifications in a wireless communication system, including receiving a notification message comprising notification information regarding content available to a first group of mobile devices and an identifier associated with a second group of devices, where the second group is a subset of the first group, and retrieving content from a network in response to being one of the second group of devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: An Mei Chen, Jangwon Lee
  • Patent number: 9037176
    Abstract: The present description provides a method for allocating a device identifier through an initial network entry process with a base station in a wireless access system. The method comprises a step of transmitting control information, indicating a mobile station supporting Machine to Machine (M2M) communication, to a base station; and receiving a first message, comprising at least one of a first identifier indicative of a group to which devices belong and a second identifier indicative of each of the devices belonging to the group, from the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jeongki Kim, Youngsoo Yuk, Giwon Park, Kiseon Ryu, Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 9037170
    Abstract: Approaches are provided for managing an electronic calendar using short message service (SMS). Specifically, an approach is provided that is implemented in a computer infrastructure having computer executable code tangibly embodied on a computer readable storage medium having programming instructions operable to receive an SMS text message including an SMS command to manage an electronic calendar with at least one pre-existing event. The SMS command includes an instruction to modify the at least one pre-existing event. The programming instructions are further operable to execute the SMS command such that the at least one pre-existing event is modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dario R. Abramskiehn, John R. Dingler, Blaine H. Dolph, Kelly E. Songer, Matthew B. Trevathan
  • Patent number: 9037127
    Abstract: A method performed by a wireless end-user hardware device that is configured to connect to a wireless access network via associated device circuitry, the method including monitoring at a service interface layer attempts by the plurality of end-user applications to communicate over the wireless access network, determining that connectivity to the wireless access network is available and that a data service plan is not active, communicating with an activation server over the wireless access network and either i) opening an interface through which the end-user may enroll, subscribe or otherwise activate the data service plan and communicating with the activation server to activate the data service plan or ii) executing an application that automatically exchanges previously entered credentials with the activation server to activate the data service plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Headwater Partners I LLC
    Inventor: Gregory G. Raleigh
  • Patent number: 9037137
    Abstract: A method for controlling the access of a User Equipment (UE) to a public land mobile network (PLMN), the PLMN providing at least a service, the PLMN having at least one network cell, a control channel being broadcast within the network cell, includes: transmitting a barring factor information to the UE on the broadcast control channel within the network cell; transmitting a barring scaling information to the UE on a control channel independently of the barring factor information; and realizing, based on a combination of the barring factor information and the barring scaling information, an access control to the service with regard to the UE by deciding whether a specific access request of the UE to the service is accepted or rejected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventor: Axel Klatt
  • Patent number: 9037129
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method, terminal and network or entity wherein a broadcast service is used for informing a number of users on an emergency or other situation of public interest. A specific identifier is used in a paging message for activating broadcast service in the terminals. A terminal checks a received paging message with regard to the presence of the specific identifier and when detecting the specific identifier, switches to a broadcast mode for receiving broadcast content. The received broadcast emergency content is notified and/or displayed to the users of the terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Cellular Communications Equipment LLC
    Inventors: Michael Faerber, Martin Oettl
  • Patent number: 9035743
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses, including computer programs encoded on computer readable media, for determining, using a pressure sensor, pressure data comprising a pressure indication and a time indication. A first mood is determined based upon the pressure data and one or more songs are selected based upon the determined first mood. A playlist is modified based upon the selected one or more songs, wherein the modified playlist comprises the selected one or more songs and the modified playlist is played. Song data, based upon the modified playlist, is wirelessly transmitted to a remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: New York University
    Inventors: Mohammed Yaseer Omar, Abdel Razzaq Sami Alsharif, Ramesh Jagannathan
  • Publication number: 20150134510
    Abstract: A method for reporting a user interface status by an electronic device is described. The method includes sending a user interface status message from a device host to a controller. The user interface status message indicates an availability of one or more user interfaces. Availability corresponds to a powered state. The method also includes sending application information from one or more secure elements to the controller. The method further includes determining an application list based on the user interface status message and the application information. The method additionally includes sending the application list to a remote device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Jeremy O'Donoghue
  • Publication number: 20150133105
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a mobile terminal settings switching system. The mobile terminal settings switching system comprises a positioning module, a storage module and an execution module. The execution module is connected to the positioning module and the storage module respectively. The positioning module is used for acquiring the current geographic location information of the mobile terminals. The storage module stores a first record which corresponds to each geographic location information and comprises a set of setting parameters; according to the geographic location information acquired by the positioning module, the execution module extracts the corresponding setting parameters which are stored in the storage module, and the corresponding parameters are applied to the mobile terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Shan JIANG
  • Publication number: 20150133107
    Abstract: Remote mobile device management is provided. A master user account is established based on a request from a master user and a request to associate a remote mobile device with the master user account is received. The remote mobile device is associated with the master user account and management information is received from the master user account that is associated with the remote mobile device including restriction activation information. An indication of movement is received when the remote mobile device is moving at a speed above a restriction threshold and the restriction or monitoring of at least one device capability of the remote mobile device is provided based on the restriction activation information and the indication of movement. An indication of deceleration is received when the remote mobile device has decelerated and the restoration of the at least one device capability is provided based on the indication of deceleration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Phillip Randazzo, Thomas Shimkus