Remote Programming Control Patents (Class 455/419)
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150133106
    Abstract: Disclosed is a communication apparatus operable to perform communications via a data transmission path. The communication apparatus includes a receiver configured to receive meta-information having statements associated with an update, a determination part configured to determine whether update data are changed based on the meta-information received by the receiver when the update data have already been downloaded, an acquisition part configured to download, when the determination part determines that the update data are changed, the changed update data, and an update processor configured to execute the update based on the changed update data downloaded by the acquisition part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Shigeru NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 9031614
    Abstract: An electronic business card is provided with voice data associated with the card owner. In some embodiments, the voice data is a digitized voice sample; in other embodiments, the voice data is a selection of pre-processed voice recognition data associated with a voice sample. In some implementations, the electronic business card can be transferred to other parties using a Bluetooth personal network. A user application can then make use of the voice sample or pre-processed voice recognition data for security or user identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Unify, Inc.
    Inventors: Rami Caspi, William J. Beyda
  • Patent number: 9031544
    Abstract: A status switching method for a mobile device is disclosed. The status switching method includes receiving a first request for switching a radio function of the mobile device from a first status to a second status; keeping the radio function in the first status for a specific duration; switching the radio function to the second status if not receiving a second request for switching the radio function of the mobile device from the second status to the first status during the specific duration; and remaining the radio function in the first status if receiving a second request for switching the radio function of the mobile device from the second status to the first status during the specific duration; and switching the radio function to the first status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Chun-Yu Lai
  • Patent number: 9031545
    Abstract: A method of encouraging safe driving of a vehicle using a remote starter device installed at a vehicle is provided. The remote starter device determines whether it is in signal communication with a remote starter application operating at a mobile computing device separate from the remote starter device. When the remote starter device is in signal communication with the remote starter application, the remote starter device permits ignition of the vehicle. When the remote starter device is not in signal communication with the remote starter application, the remote starter device prevents ignition of the vehicle. During operation of the vehicle, one or more communication features at the remote starter device may be restricted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Rothana Srey, Matthew James Manzella
  • Patent number: 9031548
    Abstract: A method for obtaining a configuration profile, including obtaining test results for customer-tested configuration profiles, including operable configuration profiles, from customer mobile devices. A shared data repository is populated with the test results and the customer-tested configuration profiles. The customer-tested configuration profiles are related to customer mobile device profiles of the customer mobile devices. A target mobile device profile, describing mobile device properties, is received from a target mobile device. A subset of the customer mobile device profiles having a threshold degree of similarity to the target mobile device profile are selected from the shared data repository. For each of the operable configuration profiles in the subset, a probability of compatibility is calculated, and the operable configuration profiles in the subset are tested on the target mobile device in an order defined by the probability of compatibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Wenhow Mao, Richard Lee Slater
  • Patent number: 9031550
    Abstract: A method for configuring a re-configurable radio terminal through a communication network operating according to a communication system, wherein the radio terminal is configured for exchanging information with at least one node of the communication network by using the communicating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Telecom Italia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Enrico Buracchini, Paolo Goria, Alessandro Trogolo
  • Publication number: 20150126175
    Abstract: The invention concerns a system and a method for enabling a mobile User Equipment (81) to drag and drop data objects between at least two remote applications (7, 9) or between a local application (2) and a remote application (7, 9), the system including a Drag Source (10), a Drag Target (12), a Drop Source (14), and a Drop Target (16). In the system according to the invention, the Drag Source (10) is configured for negotiating with the Drag Target (12) a transmission protocol (38, 32, 100, 102, 104) for exchanging said data object between said Drop Source (14) and said Drop Target (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Frederick Ah Chuen FOK, Nicolas DELABARRE
  • Publication number: 20150126174
    Abstract: A mobile device comprising a processor which is configured to run at least one of a plurality of threads, said plurality of threads comprising a mobile control thread, a priority adjusting thread and at least one other thread; a scheduler for scheduling threads to be run on said processor dependent on a priority of an thread relative to other threads, a display for displaying data to a user, an input system for a user to input commands, and a communication link for connecting said mobile device to a remote terminal, wherein, when said mobile control thread is running the processor is configured to capture data currently displayed on said display; send said captured data over said communication link; and issue an update sent notification to activate said priority adjusting thread; wherein, when said priority adjusting thread is running, the processor is configured to determine, on receipt of an update sent notification, whether a previous update sent notification issued less than a threshold time earlier, dete
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Tobias Edward Sebastian Gray
  • Patent number: 9026102
    Abstract: A system and method is presented for awarding content to users of mobile devices for attending events, appearing at locations, or viewing audiovisual content. One embodiment also automatically alters the configuration of mobile devices, which is particularly useful in movie theaters. An application on the device recognizes an audible signal provided at the location or in the audiovisual content. The signal can also be used to unlock content. In this way, desired content is available only when the user has attended an event such as an event sponsored by the content creator. The content can relate to the event, and can be synchronized to the event. The signal can also trigger an application or unlock content at a store location. For example, a scavenger hunt can be guided by an application on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: BBY Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald N. Pierce, Jr., Justin Ebert, Carrie Barclay, Don Wortley, Stacy Anderson, Heather Look, Tony Tung, Ken Slater, Dan Fox, Jaclyn Knapp
  • Patent number: 9026098
    Abstract: A method and system allows a mobile device user to receive status information concerning the mobile device even when the user is not in possession of the mobile device. The user can access the status information via a cloud-based service, thereby allowing the user to be made aware of the device's status from any location at which the user has network (e.g., Internet) access. The system includes the service, which securely receives and stores the status information from the mobile device and a client, which is used to access the service in order to receive the status information to display to the user, and which can send commands to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Jordan Naftolin
  • Patent number: 9022279
    Abstract: A method for identifying an application usable with an accessory is provided. The method includes receiving an accessory identifier associated with the accessory, identifying an application protocol associated with the accessory identifier, identifying an application that supports the application protocol, and providing information about the application to a user device. A method for identifying an accessory usable with an application is also provided. The method includes receiving information about an application, determining an application protocol associated with the application, determining an accessory that supports the application protocol, and providing information about the accessory to a user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence G. Bolton, Peter T. Langenfeld, Shyam S. Toprani
  • Patent number: 9026103
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first communication unit configured to communicate with a first communication apparatus; a second communication unit configured to wirelessly communicate with each of one or more second wireless communication apparatuses; an acquisition unit configured to acquire from the first communication apparatus via the first communication unit an apparatus ID that is held by the first communication apparatus and that is used for identifying one of the one or more second wireless communication apparatuses to or from which the second communication unit transmits or receives data; and a control unit configured to control the second communication unit to transmit or receive the data to or from the one of the one or more second wireless communication apparatuses that is identified by the apparatus ID acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akiko Tokumaru, Yasuo Komada, Keigo Ogura, Kouichi Unno
  • Publication number: 20150119017
    Abstract: A method and system for implementing a smart card remote operation based on a smart card web server is provided. As a mobile phone is prompted to activate update by a short message transmitted thereto, the problem of addressing the mobile phone is effectively solved. A remote network is accessed by using a TCP/IP protocol stack to conveniently and reliably update bulk data. The mobile phone is used as a gateway to connect a smart card and a remote management server, thereby realizing security identity authentication, data integrality verification, implementation of data encryption and customizable access policies, and increasing demand of an operator for enhancing value-added services of the smart card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Zhonghe Wu, Tingting Xie, Tao Tang
  • Publication number: 20150119018
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and system for parameter configuration of a mobile terminal. The method includes that a mobile terminal sends a trigger message for requesting configuration to a unified configuration server; the unified configuration server parses the trigger message to obtain information of an operator in an environment where the mobile terminal currently is, and sends the information of the operator to an operator database server; the operator database server configures, according to the information of the operator, configuration information currently required by the mobile terminal, and sends the configuration information to the mobile terminal; the mobile terminal receives and parses the configuration information, and performs corresponding configuration on the mobile terminal according to the configuration information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kun Yang
  • Patent number: 9020423
    Abstract: A method and system for handling a plurality of applications in a Near Field Communication (NFC) device is provided. The method is performed at a NFC Controller (NFCC). The method includes storing a source host identity (ID), a destination host ID and a link ID associated with each application from one or more applications. The method also includes managing the one or more applications simultaneously based on the source host ID, the destination host ID and the link ID stored in the NFCC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Arun Naniyat, Thenmozhi Arunan, Eun-Tae Won
  • Patent number: 9020488
    Abstract: A base station generates and sends measurement configuration to a wireless terminal. The measurement configuration indicates the measurements to be made by the wireless terminals and to report on the performed measurements to the base station. The measurement configuration indicates that the measurements are to be performed and to be reported based on a prioritization level. The prioritization can be indicated at various levels including the measurement identities level, the measurement objects level, and the reporting configurations level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Christian Axell, Håkan Asp, Henrik André-Jönsson, Kenneth Balck, Rasmus Axén
  • Patent number: 9020487
    Abstract: System(s), apparatus(es), and method(s) are provided for managing content of wireless equipment (WE) over-the-air (OTA). Content is germane to feature(s) of the WE and is related to operation thereof. Management of the content is automatically implemented in response to attachment of the WE to a confined-coverage access point (AP). The WE and a network server enable, in part, such management. The confined-coverage AP enables exchange of signaling and data associated with management of the content amongst the WE and the network server. Content includes software (SW); management OTA of SW can include update of an in-use version of a SW application or related SW component(s). SW update signaling can comprise message(s) conveying a WE identifier and in-use version(s) of SW; request(s) for an update instruction; request(s) for at least one file associated with the SW; message(s) indicative of availability of version(s) of SW newer than the in-use version(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignees: AT&T Mobility II LLC, AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventors: Arthur Richard Brisebois, Juan Derrick Smith
  • Patent number: 9020480
    Abstract: According to embodiments described in the specification, a method, system and apparatus for configuring a mobile electronic device are provided. The method comprises storing, in a memory of a provisioning server, a plurality of service records and one of a plurality of operation type parameters in association with each service record; receiving, at the provisioning server, a registration request for the mobile electronic device, the registration request including one or more identifiers identifying ones of the service records that are maintained in the mobile electronic device; selecting, based on the received identifiers and the operation type parameters, at least one service record for transmission; and, transmitting the at least one selected service record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Blackberry Limited
    Inventors: Arsel Manuel, Piotr Madej, Jia-Lin Chin, Dan Steven Phillip Corrin
  • Patent number: 9020489
    Abstract: Provided are methods for executing an action in response to a request for a service using location information in conjunction with service-specific parameters. A user may request a provider of a specified service (e.g., taxi, plumber, pharmacist, etc.). In evaluating the request, providers may be evaluated based on the location information in addition to service-specific parameters. An action in response may include merely displaying selected service provider(s) in response to the request, or acting on behalf of the user by communicating with a selected service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Samuel N. Zellner
  • Patent number: 9019086
    Abstract: The invention relates to a universal wireless trainable transceiver unit with integrated bidirectional wireless interface functionality, and a method for same. Using a scan, push button or untrained channel mode, a user may enter into a wireless bidirectional interface mode of a trainable transceiver. The interface mode allows a user to select a sub-set of modes that include diagnostics, flash and vehicle interface. Each mode provides the trainable transceiver to communicate wirelessly in a bidirectional manner with another remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: Horia Eduard Pilat, Chris H. Vuyst
  • Patent number: 9020466
    Abstract: A system is provided for recovering a mobile device by enabling an authorized user to remotely change the profile of the device to assist others in returning the device to the user. Initially, a user registers the mobile device with a recovery assist server. When the user is unable to locate the device because it is, for example, lost or stolen, the user indicates with the server that the device is missing. The device and the server are configured to communicate with each other, for example, periodically or, in another example, on device start up. If the device is identified as missing on the server, the operation of the mobile device is configured based on a missing profile associated with the mobile device. Once the device is located, the user indicates with the server that the device is no longer missing. When the device is unidentified as missing on the server, the operation of the mobile device is configured based on a user profile associated with the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Tomi Blinnikka, Jeffrey Bennett
  • Patent number: 9020486
    Abstract: Disclosed are a real-time management system for mobile electronic devices and its operating method. The real-time management system includes a mobile electronic device and a main system. After a web developer's management priority of the mobile electronic device is enabled and the mobile electronic device is electrically connected to the main system, the web setting and browser setting of the mobile electronic device are duplicated to the main system to form a mapping area, and the mobile electronic device and the main system turn on a communication port as a specific channel through a web debugging mode, so that the main system and the mobile electronic device constitute a proxy server for performing real-time operations in the mapping area and displaying the operation results through a touch screen of the mobile electronic device without requiring the installation of other application programs, so as to skip the complicated setup procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Sheng-Yuan Shih
  • Patent number: 9020490
    Abstract: A method and caching server for enabling caching of a portion of a media file in a User Equipment (UE) in a mobile telecommunications network. The caching server selects the media file and determines a size of the portion to be cached in the UE. The size may be determined depending on radio network conditions for the UE and/or characteristics of the media file. The caching server sends an instruction to the UE to cache the determined size of the portion of the media file in the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Andras Valkó, Catalin Meirosu, Zoltán Turányi
  • Patent number: 9020476
    Abstract: A system and method for remote care and monitoring of the user of a mobile device, such as a smartphone, and for simplifying use of the mobile device by the user. The system and method comprises software, operable on the mobile device and/or a remote device (such as another smartphone, a computer (including, for example, a web-based application system) or other device), for facilitating the use of a mobile smartphone device while also enabling authorized users (e.g. care providers) to remotely interact with the mobile user, provide them medical care information, daily care instruction, immediate connectivity, mobile phone control and tracking functions, general assistance as well as remotely updating and maintaining the mobile user's mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Leipzig Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Gordon I. Leipzig, Pranav U. Srivastava
  • Publication number: 20150111566
    Abstract: A communication system includes a division size determining unit configured to determine a division size when update data for an application that is executed by a first communication device is divided into a plurality of pieces of data based on band information indicating a band capable of being used for communication by the first communication device, a dividing unit configured to divide the update data into a plurality of pieces of data using the division size determined by the division size determining unit, and a relevant information generation unit configured to generate relevant information relating to the pieces of data divided by the dividing unit. In the communication system, a second communication device transmits the relevant information to the first communication device, and the first communication device receives the update data divided into the division size so as to perform update in accordance with the relevant information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Shigeru NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20150111565
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure are directed to methods and systems for provisioning and/or customizing a mobile device. A method may comprise receiving a provisioning payload to the mobile device, wherein the payload comprises one or more file locator. The file locator(s) may comprise a uniform resource identifier (URI) string and/or a uniform resource locator (URL) string. The method may further comprise accessing pre-loaded customization content based on a URI string, wherein the URI string directs to one or more pre-loaded customization content items on the mobile device. Alternatively, the method may comprise accessing a remotely hosted location based on at least one of the URL strings, and downloading customization content to the mobile device from the remotely hosted location. Additionally, a combination or URI strings and URL strings may be used to access the customization content. Further, the method may comprise completing a customization process for the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventor: Robert E. Urbanek
  • Publication number: 20150111567
    Abstract: Mobile devices, systems, and methods for end-user transparent utilization of computational, storage, and network capacity of mobile device are described herein. A communication interface may be responsive to a request for a resource from a network of mobile devices. A database may store mobile device information and, in response to the request, identify at least one mobile device having the resource. A virtual machine dispatcher may generate a command to a virtual machine dispatch agent of the at least one mobile device to create a virtual machine to perform the resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Jeff Sedayao, John Vicente, Sanjay Rungta, Winson Chan
  • Publication number: 20150111564
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure are directed to methods and systems for provisioning and/or customizing a mobile device. After a mobile device is purchased by a user, custom settings and information (or customization content) may be delivered to or accessed on the mobile device. In some embodiments, the customization content may be pre-loaded onto the device and access via a uniform resource identifier (or URI) string. In other embodiments, the customization content may be accessed from a remotely hosted location via a uniform resource locator (or URL) string. Additionally, customization content may be accessed via a combination of the above methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventor: Robert E. Urbanek
  • Patent number: 9014759
    Abstract: A method and system for configuring a multi-mode base station is disclosed so that a network system may specify a radio access mode for the base station. In the present invention, a configuration control unit inside the base station reports resource capabilities of the base station to a configuration decision unit. The configuration decision unit determines a mode for the base station according to network planning and the reported resource capabilities, generates a configuration file for the base station according to the determined mode, and delivers the configuration file to the base station. The configuration control unit configures relevant resources of the base station according to the received configuration file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiaobo Gao
  • Patent number: 9014683
    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: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Yung Choi-Grogan, Jun Shen, Ming Zhang
  • Patent number: 9014684
    Abstract: Informing a number of users about an emergency or other situation of public interest is accomplished using a broadcast service. A specific identifier is used in a paging message for activating broadcast service in 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 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Cellular Communications Equipment LLC
    Inventors: Michael Faerber, Martin Oettl
  • Patent number: 9014158
    Abstract: A method is provided in one example embodiment and includes receiving a data packet transported on a backhaul link at a first network element; de-capsulating the data packet; identifying whether the data packet is an upstream data packet; identifying whether the data packet matches an internet protocol (IP) access control list (ACL) or a tunnel endpoint identifier; and offloading the data packet from the backhaul link. In more specific embodiment, the method can include identifying that the data packet does not match the IP ACL or the tunnel endpoint identifier; and communicating the data packet to a second network element. In other examples, the method can include identifying that the data packet is a downstream data packet; identifying a service to be performed for the data packet that cannot be performed at the first network element; and communicating the data packet to a second network element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Flemming S. Andreasen, Kent K. Leung, Michel Khouderchah, Jayaraman R. Iyer, Timothy P. Stammers
  • Publication number: 20150105064
    Abstract: A communication system, a mobile communication apparatus and a switching method of subscriber identification information are disclosed. The switching method includes following steps. First subscriber identification information of a first subscriber identification card is stored into a home location register (HLR) of a mobile telecom network by a first mobile communication device. A request instruction is sent by a second mobile communication device. The request instruction is verified by the mobile telecom network. If the request instruction passes the verification, the first subscriber identification information is duplicated and transmitted to the second mobile communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventor: Kuo-Yi CHEN
  • Patent number: 9008631
    Abstract: A system and method for providing context information along with a voice call is disclosed. In some examples, a calling device receives context information from a user and transmits the context information when establishing a voice call with the user. The context information may include various types of media, such as pictures or videos taken by a calling device. In some examples, a destination mobile device receives a voice call that does have context information and sends a request to a calling mobile device for information related to the voice call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Small, Sinclair Temple, Patrick Carney, Maura Collins, Valerie Goulart, Ming Ligh, Georgiana Gormley, Jeff Gough
  • Patent number: 9008643
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for supporting machine-type communications (MTC) are disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may configure itself to operate in a mobile-originated-only mode. The WTRU may perform no, or a subset of, radio resource control (RRC) idle and/or non-access stratum (NAS) idle/standby state procedures in the mobile-originated-only mode. For example, the WTRU may perform cell reselection but not paging monitoring in the mobile-originated-only mode. Alternatively, the WTRU may perform paging monitoring but not cell reselection and location update. The operation in the mobile-originated-only mode may be triggered explicitly or implicitly. For example, the WTRU may operate in the mobile-originated-only mode if an inactivity timer expires. The WTRU may switch the mode in accordance with a pre-configured schedule. After transition of the operation mode, the WTRU may send a message to the network indicating such mode switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Ana Lucia A. Pinheiro, Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Rocco DiGirolamo, Joseph M. Murray, Christopher R Cave, Diana Pani, Behrouz Aghili, Mahmoud Watfa
  • Patent number: 9008645
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, a system and method may be provided for validating communication for a wireless communications device. The system and method may include receiving a geographic location of a wireless communications device. A database comprising records correlating the geographic location with permissions may be accessed in order to determine, based upon the received geographic location information and the accessed database record, if there are restriction on communication associated with the wireless communications device. An indicator may be communicated in response to the determined restriction, effectively providing the information needed to inform the wireless communications device of any current restrictions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Cook, Jade Kerr, Mohit Mathur, Michael Morrissey, Clinton Smoyer
  • Patent number: 9008607
    Abstract: In a two-way radio frequency (RF) communications system having a plurality of subscriber units (SUs) and a supporting infrastructure including a wireless core network, a service request is received indicating one of a device, application, and transport link that will be removed from service. One or more SUs out of the plurality of SUs are identified that will be impacted by the removal from service. A determination is then made of whether any one of the SUs is currently involved in an incident response. For each SU determined to be currently involved in an incident response, it is determined whether the respective incident response is of a non-interruptible incident response type. Responsive to determining that a SU is currently involved in a non-interruptible incident response, a notification is caused to appear at a network management console or a dispatch console, and the service request is at least temporarily suspended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Craig A. Ibbotson
  • Patent number: 9008646
    Abstract: A method, including receiving at a network element, from a first telecommunications enabled device, a control connection request directed to a second telecommunications enabled device, connecting a control connection to the second telecommunications enabled device wherein the control connection is connected without requiring user input at the second telecommunications enabled device to answer the control connection request, and providing access to one or more functionalities of the second telecommunications enabled device to the first telecommunications enabled device through the control connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Robert E. Opaluch
  • Publication number: 20150099506
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a mobile terminal (200) transmits behavior data of the mobile terminal (200) to a monitoring server (700). The monitoring server (700) acquires the behavior data of the mobile terminal (200), and performs communication with a subscriber server (400) to update the subscriber data (410) regarding the mobile terminal (200) based on the behavior data. The subscriber server (400) updates a subscriber data (410) based on the communication with the monitoring server (700).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Takanori Iwai, Toshiyuki Tamura, Hajime Zembutsu
  • Publication number: 20150099505
    Abstract: An approach is provided for determining contextual information for at least one first device and at least one second device. Then, the coordination platform processes and/or facilitates a processing of the contextual information to determine one or more functions to deactivate the at least one first device. Subsequently, the coordination platform causes at least in part, an activation of the one or more functions at the at least one second device. Ultimately, the coordination platform causes, at least in part, a transfer of the one or more functions from the at least one first device to the at least one second device. Finally, the coordination platform causes, at least in part, a deactivation of the one or more functions at the at least one first device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Niko Kiukkonen
  • Publication number: 20150099507
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus are presented for providing unlimited access to either or both of media content, such as music, and applications. A media server environment can be provided, which maintains an instance of each subscriber account, a central archive of media content, and an application catalog. Selected media content can be downloaded to, and stored locally at, a subscriber device, such as on a secure storage device. Also, selected applications can be locally installed on the subscriber device. Access to the local media content and locally installed applications can be controlled through the media server environment based on the status of the subscriber's account. If the subscriber's account becomes inactive, access to the downloaded media content and installed applications can be disabled. Once the subscriber's account is reactivated, access to the downloaded media content and applications can be restored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Brendon P. Cassidy, Zack Zalon, John Bolton
  • Patent number: 9002413
    Abstract: A battery cell phone combination for use in a cell phone or other electronic device having a case or housing is provided. The battery cell phone combination has a primary battery and a secondary battery each being shaped so as to be able to be received in the case. When the primary battery is drained the user can enable the secondary battery in a rapid manner and for a fee or for free. The primary and secondary batteries are isolated from each other such that there is no current seepage between the two. The cell phone is continuously powered when switching from the primary battery to the secondary battery such that calls are not dropped during the switching process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Terrence Michael Furtney
  • Patent number: 9002343
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for disabling a mobile phone suspected of being a trigger for a bomb are provided. Embodiments include tracking, by one or more data communications servers of the data communications network, location, motion, and usage of a mobile phone; determining, by the one or more data communications servers, whether the location, the motion, and the usage of the mobile phone matches a suspect pattern of location, motion, and usage; and disabling, by the one or more data communications servers, the mobile phone only from receiving messages if the location, the motion, and the usage of the mobile phone matches a suspect pattern of location, motion, and usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: David P. Harrigan
  • Patent number: 9002339
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatus, packages, computer-implemented methods, systems, devices, and computer-readable media (transitory and non-transitory) are described herein for enabling a first mobile device to control a second mobile device, to enable media content sensed from a perspective of the second mobile device to be consumed using the first mobile device or captured by the second mobile device under control of the first mobile device. In various embodiments, control may include provision of one or more commands to the second mobile device using at least a persistent communication link between the first and second mobile devices. In various embodiments, control may further include receipt of at least a view of media content currently sensed by the second mobile device using a stateless communication protocol. In various embodiments, the first mobile device may control more than one remote mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Michelle X. Gong, Wei Sun, Kenneth T. Anderson, Horst W. Haussecker
  • Patent number: 9002179
    Abstract: A mobile device running a mobile application accesses a remote content receiver to request the remote content receiver to retrieve a particular recording timer, and upon receiving the recording timer from the remote content receiver, establishes a radio communication link with a second mobile device and transfers the recording timer to the second mobile device over the established radio communication link. The radio communication link is preferably the Near Field Communication (NFC) link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Christofer Hardy, Thomas Allan Yarborough
  • Patent number: 9002342
    Abstract: A system and method for dynamically customizing and/or configuring applications on devices. The user interface of a base application resident on a terminal can be modified in accordance with the invention. Terminal-related information is transmitted from the terminal upon initial activation of the base application at the terminal. The terminal-related information is received at a configuration server system, where application variant information for the terminal is derived based on the terminal-related information. This application variant information is transmitted back to the terminal, and the user interface of the base application is modified as specified by the application variant information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Jouko U. Tenhunen, Jyrklpe Berg, Atte Lahtiranta, Miikka Sainio, Mika Mannermaa, Hannu Pankakoski
  • Patent number: 9002330
    Abstract: An exemplary mobile phone is for determining a using state of each of other mobile phones communicatively connected with the mobile phone. The mobile phone includes a first communicating unit, a power switch, a using state determining unit, a second communicating unit, and a control unit. The using state determining unit determines the using state of the mobile phone by monitoring the first communicating unit and the power switch. The control unit controls the second communicating unit to transmit a contact ID and the using state of the mobile phone to a mobile switching center (MSC) via a base station (BS). Each one of the other mobile phones obtains the using state of the mobile phone from the MSC by transmitting the contact ID of the mobile phone via the BS, and updates the using state of the contact ID in the address list with the obtained using state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ren-Wen Huang
  • Patent number: 9002955
    Abstract: A computing network, including: a plurality of peer computing devices including code, which when executed by a peer computing device causes the executing peer computing device to cooperate with at least one other of the peer computing devices; at least one server including code, which when executed by the at least one server locates at least one of the peer computing devices; and at least one mediator including code, which when executed by the at least on mediator collects charging information from at least some of the peer computing devices; wherein, the peer computing devices, at least one sever and at least one mediator are communicatively coupled via an at least carrier-grade telecommunications network being suitable for enhancing cooperation among the cooperating ones of the peer computing devices relative to best-efforts communications among the cooperating ones of the peer computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignees: ZTE Corporation, ZTE USA Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Shaoyan Ma, Weiyong Zhu, Li Mo
  • Patent number: 9002344
    Abstract: A phone content service is described. In embodiment(s), content that is associated with a mobile phone can be stored by a phone content service that is accessible by a computer via a data communication network. An update to the content that is associated with the mobile phone can be received and updated at the phone content service. Updated content can then be synchronized with the mobile phone via a mobile communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sandra Vargas, Peter Bernard, Keith Rowe, Andrew Royal