Wireless Service For Fixed Premises Equipment (e.g., Wireless Local Loop (wll) Telco Emulator, Etc.) Patents (Class 455/426.2)
  • Patent number: 10270924
    Abstract: A setting is made such that an operation screen based on screen information transmitted to an external apparatus is not displayed on a display during a connection with the external apparatus for remote control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomoya Sato
  • Patent number: 10264620
    Abstract: A policy determination system (500) according to an aspect of the present invention is arranged in a core network (10) and capable of communicating with a control apparatus (100) arranged in a radio access network (20). The control apparatus (100) is configured to perform control related to a state transition between a CONNECTED state and an IDLE state of a mobile terminal (300) based on a state control policy supplied from the policy determination system. The policy determination system (500) includes a policy determination unit (502) that determines a state control policy according to a situation of the mobile terminal (300), and a notification unit (503 or 205) that notifies the control apparatus (100) of the state control policy. This enables, for example, to reduce the number of signalings which are caused due to repetition of state transition (CONNECTED-IDLE transition) of the mobile terminal and are to be processed by the core network, based on the determination by the core network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takanori Iwai
  • Patent number: 10205846
    Abstract: A printer control system correlates a user identity with a hierarchy of persistent printer control settings, and adapts the hierarchy according to stored policies by disabling changes to particular printer control settings of the hierarchy. The system forms a network response communication that includes different types of graphical user interface control settings, a first type to control the operation of a printer, and a second type to control a position of the settings to control the printer in the hierarchy of persistent printer control settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Neil-Paul P. Bermundo
  • Patent number: 10165571
    Abstract: There is provided an app management software 16 for cooperating with a bandwidth control system 2 for dynamically changing a communication bandwidth of the mobile information terminal 3 for each type of application 3a which is installed on the mobile information terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Freebit Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Ikeda, Atsuki Ishida, Hiroshi Oizumi, Noriaki Misawa
  • Patent number: 10129785
    Abstract: A method for processing media traffic by a Media Processing Function (MPF) entity in a mobile communication system is provided. The method includes installing a media policy when an Internet Protocol Connectivity Access Network (IP-CAN) between a gateway with a Traffic Detection Function (TDF) and a media policy server is established, or an application is detected in the gateway entity with the TDF, and updating the media policy based on a network status after installing the media policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji-Cheol Lee, Hyung-Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 10111168
    Abstract: Methods for UE enhancements for diverse data application are disclosed. In one embodiment of the invention, the UE applies a discontinuous reception (DRX) or discontinuous transmission (DTX) operation in a wireless network. The UE detects one or more predefined traffic conditions. Based on the detected traffic conditions, the UE either stays in the long DRX state longer or extends the short DRX cycle timer. In other embodiments of the invention, the UE configures an idle mode trigger condition. The UE detects one or more predefined traffic condition. Based on the detected traffic conditions, the UE may restart the inactivity timer. In other embodiments of the invention, the UE detects one or more predefined traffic conditions. The UE adaptively adjusts RLF triggering parameters based on the detected traffic conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Per Johan Mikael Johansson, Chia-Chun Hsu
  • Patent number: 10111041
    Abstract: The methods and software application described herein monitor the acceleration experienced by a mobile device and determine when said acceleration exceeds a predetermined acceleration threshold that may be indicative of an unusually rapid acceleration or deceleration. In the event of a sudden acceleration or deceleration, the methods and mobile application described herein automatically trigger a timely, event-related notification to the user of the mobile device, such as displaying a banner on the mobile device's display, a text, electronic mail, or voice message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
    Inventors: Michal Knas, Jiby John
  • Patent number: 10069754
    Abstract: A system includes a storage device for storing details of a plurality of reservations of a hospitality establishment. A particular reservation includes a set of reservation-specific settings affecting behavior of the computer network at the hospitality establishment during the reservation. The settings may include a registered device setting for affecting behavior of a computer network at the hospitality establishment toward a user device having a specified device identifier. The system further includes a clock unit for tracking time, and a system controller coupled to the computer network and having access to the storage device and the clock unit. The system controller automatically configures one or more network components of the computer network when a start time of the particular reservation is reached in order to activate the reservation-specific settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Guest Tek Interactive Entertainment Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrew B. Baker, Joshua M. Wookey, David T. Ong, Difan Zhao
  • Patent number: 9986578
    Abstract: Wireless data network access architecture and methods enabling location-specific and/or user-specific provision of services or resources. In one embodiment, an end-user device makes a request for service within a wireless LAN (WLAN). A wireless access point (WAP) controller/policy server determines whether the user device meets criteria for a first user status or a second user status, and assigns the appropriate status to an identifier of the end-user device. When the user device is assigned the first user status, the user device is provided network access according to e.g., a first permissible bandwidth allocation. Otherwise, the user device is provided network access according to a second, different bandwidth allocation. The first and second user status may be assigned based on a location of the user device within e.g., a venue, a class of end-user device, end user application, an access pass associated with the user device, or yet other criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: TIME WARNER CABLE ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventor: Don Gunasekara
  • Patent number: 9932121
    Abstract: An example method of controlling a flow enhancement device includes providing a flow enhancement device that is configured stabilize a flow of air near a nacelle. The flow enhancement device has a first setting and a second setting that provides more stabilization than the first setting. The method includes monitoring parameters of a turbomachine to determine the stability of the flow of air near the nacelle. The method also adjusts the flow enhancement device between the first setting and the second setting based on the monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen A. Morford
  • Patent number: 9911125
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to systems, methods, and computer program products for preventing a customer communication by locking access to customer information. The system, method, and computer program product are configured to a) identify information relating to an event or condition that triggers a lock of customer information associated with a customer; b) lock at least a portion of the customer information associated with the customer based at least partially on the identifying; and c) generate a notification indicating that at least the portion of the customer information associated with the customer is locked based at least partially on the locking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryan Scott Heller, Chung-Di Chou, John J. Gately, Hudson Philip Hoen, IV, Andrew Sheldon, Patrick B. Smith, Veera Venkata Vattikuti
  • Patent number: 9877284
    Abstract: A communication method based on a power save mode, performed by a station (STA) in a wireless local area network (WLAN) system is provided. The method includes switching to an awake state; transmitting a wakeup poll frame to an access point (AP) the wakeup poll frame indicating that the station has switched to the awake state; receiving a wakeup confirm frame from the AP in response to the wakeup poll frame, the wakeup poll frame including an awake duration field, the awake duration field indicating an awake duration as a duration in which the station maintains the awake state; and switching to a doze state after the time interval indicated by the awake duration field has lapsed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Yong Ho Seok, Jong Hyun Park, Eun Sun Kim
  • Patent number: 9871908
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a controller for distinguishing a moving state of a user, and a notificator for notifying the user of occurrence of a predetermined event by sound or vibration. The controller decides a notification time period for the notificator according to the moving state at the time of the occurrence of the event, and can thereby adjust the notification time period for the notificator according to the moving state of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeki Tanabe, Hideki Morita, Isao Masuike
  • Patent number: 9852329
    Abstract: A computer characterizes an area of interest in an event attended by an audience by receiving behavior information for an audience attending the event and event activity information for one or more areas in the event venue. The computer analyzes the audience behavior and event activity to determine the areas in the event venue to which the audience pays attention. The computer determines the objects in the areas in the event venue and determines one or more areas of interest based on the areas in the event venue to which the audience pays attention and the objects in the areas in the event venue to which the audience pays attention. The computer calculates a characteristic of the areas of interest in the event based on: the areas of interest, the objects in the areas in the event venue, and the analyzed audience behavior information related to the areas of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hirofumi Nishikawa, Tomohiro Shioya, Kei Sugano, Shoichiro Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9823989
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of connecting an external device are provided. The method includes connecting the apparatus to the external device when a distance between the external device and the apparatus is less than a reference range; after the external device is connected to the apparatus, continuously maintaining the connection when a distance between the external device and the apparatus is greater than the reference range; and disconnecting the external device from the apparatus when a distance between the external device and the apparatus is greater than a detectable range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung-dong Yu, Woo-yong Chang, Se-jun Park, Min-jeong Moon
  • Patent number: 9729644
    Abstract: An event venue with a performance area (e.g., a stage, a sport field) and an eventgoer area (e.g., a stadium seating section) may include beacons and cameras throughout the performance area. The beacons and cameras may each record event occurrence data (e.g., audiovisual data) of particular occurrences (e.g., sport goals, songs played) during an event (e.g., sports game, concert) at the event venue. Other data, such as sports injury data and sports player replacement data, may also be gathered before or during the event. The beacons and cameras may send the event occurrence data and the other data to a transmission system. The transmission system may convert the event occurrence data to a transmittable format and may then output it through one or more local wireless transmitters. Eventgoers mobile devices in the transmission zones of these transmitters may then receive the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: PROSPORTS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: John Cronin, Joseph G. Bodkin
  • Patent number: 9691115
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for context determination. In one implementation one or more indications can be received, each of the one or more indications corresponding to a perception of one or more access points in relation to a user device. The one or more indications can be processed to determine one or more characteristics of at least one of the one or more access points. Based on the one or more characteristics, a context of the user device can be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Cellepathy Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Abramson, Oren Musicant
  • Patent number: 9686270
    Abstract: Packet telephony devices with encryption keys are configured to enable authentication systems and methods for increasing the security of online account access and transactions. The instant disclosure leverages the security in customer equipment hardware such as a terminal adaptor (TA) or router to authenticate a web transaction. A packet telephony device has an encoded encryption key. The encryption key may be used with a display, a user actuable trigger or in a secure connection with a web-enabled device to authenticate a user or a website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Vonage America Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Petillo
  • Patent number: 9672675
    Abstract: A lock-unlock system for a vehicle includes a mobile terminal and an in-vehicle device. The mobile terminal includes a unit to return a first response signal responding to a first request signal, and a unit to return a second response signal responding to a second request signal in response to receiving power supplied by electromagnetic induction induced by the second request signal. The in-vehicle device includes a unit to transmit the first request signal, to execute first verification control for verifying an identification code in the first response signal; a unit to transmit the second request signal, to execute second verification control for verifying an identification code in the second response signal; and a unit to indicate switching from the first verification control to the second verification control if a condition for the switching is satisfied after the first verification control has been started, to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shigeki Nishiyama, Tomoyuki Funayama
  • Patent number: 9648051
    Abstract: Provided are a system and method for network transitions. In one example, the method includes receiving messages from a mobile device indicating that the mobile device is in a session initiation protocol (SIP) wireless hotspot and that the mobile device is engaged in a communication session via a cellular network while in the SIP wireless hotspot. The cellular network is instructed to add the mobile device to the communication session via the SIP wireless hotspot. An affirmative response is received from the cellular network and a third message is sent to the mobile device to notify the mobile device of the affirmative response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Damaka, Inc.
    Inventors: Sivakumar Chaturvedi, Satish Gundabathula
  • Patent number: 9600056
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including a touch panel and a near field communication interface. The information processing apparatus detects that an input received at the touch panel corresponds to a predetermined input when the information processing apparatus is in a suspended state; and controls the information processing apparatus execute a predetermined function via the near field communication interface and awake from the suspended state upon detecting that the input corresponds to the predetermined input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuji Ino, Kenji Tokutake
  • Patent number: 9572018
    Abstract: User apparatus 2 in a cellular wireless network 14 comprises a user equipment 4 having a first network interface 6 comprising a radio transceiver 8 for communicating via the cellular wireless network 14. The radio transceiver 8 may be set to a first state or to a second state. The user apparatus 2 has a second network interface 10 to a second network 16. A call to the user apparatus 2 is handled by detecting, via the second network interface 10, a request to receive a communication and dependent on the detection of the request via the second network interface 10, switching the radio transceiver 8 to the second state. The communication is then received at the user equipment 4 via the radio transceiver 8. As a result, the user equipment may receive the communication via the cellular wireless network without the need for the user equipment to be continuously camped on the cellular wireless network, so that the cellular wireless network may reduce provisioning of network resources and so reduce power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haris Zisimopoulos, Erik Guttman
  • Patent number: 9560691
    Abstract: A system and method for bridging user devices communicating according to a 3rd Generation (3G) communication protocol to a LTE wireless communication network, thereby enabling user devices that do not have sufficient signal strength for directly coupling to the LTE wireless communication network to nevertheless access such wireless communication systems and methods via a bridging system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: NETGEAR, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Clegg, Robert MacKinnon
  • Patent number: 9549365
    Abstract: An objective is to avoid a situation where a mobile station UE, which is not a CSG member, uses a CSG cell as an Scell in CSG control. A radio base station eNB according to the invention includes a management unit 12 configured to manage at least one of a Pcell list and an Scell list, a reception unit 11 configured to acquire at least one of Pcell member information and Scell member information from a mobile station UE in a cell #10, and a control unit 13 configured to determine whether or not the mobile station UE can connect to the cell #10 as a Pcell and determine whether or not the mobile station UE can configure the cell #10 as an Scell by referring to the management unit 12 based on at least one of the Pcell member information and the Scell member information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Tooru Uchino, Kenichiro Aoyagi
  • Patent number: 9456417
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and a device for increasing performance in a radio communication system (12). The method comprises obtaining an indication that it is desirable to avoid that a communication terminal (5) of the system (12) enters a power saving mode, the power saving mode being entered upon expiry of a timer of the communication terminal (5). The method further comprises allowing a scheme of scheduled periodic exchange of data between the communication terminal (5) and a node (8) of a network (10) of the system (12), intended to periodically reset the timer before its expiry by means of said periodic exchange of data. The method also comprises exchanging data between the communication terminal (5) and the network node (8) over a radio interface (11) in accordance with the scheme, whereby entry of the communication terminal (5) into the power saving mode is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Xiaohui Wang, Conor White
  • Patent number: 9421457
    Abstract: A sports surface arrangement is provided. The sports surface arrangement includes at least one display, each display mounted in a substantially horizontal orientation facing in an upward direction, a substantially transparent covering layer positioned above the at least one display, and a controller configured to alter at least one image displayed on the at least one display to alter attributes of a sporting event, competition, or game occurring on the substantially transparent covering layer. Alternately, an apparatus is provided that includes a controller configured to transmit sports related display information to at least one horizontally mounted display screen and a substantially transparent surface positioned above the horizontally mounted display screen and configured to withstand sports competitors participating in a sporting event, game, or competition thereon. The controller conveys display information related to the sporting event occurring on the substantially transparent surface to the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Inventor: John Faratzis
  • Patent number: 9380633
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention proxy control the establishment or continued existence of a WLAN connection by using the back end authentication mechanism to authenticate/de-authenticate a WLAN session in dependence on the experienced quality of the connection during the set-up phase or session itself. This has the effect of preventing a bad quality connection from being established or from continuing, and hence should improve the user experience, and help a WLAN network operator maintain a service with high Quality of Service (QoS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Roke Manor Research Limited
    Inventor: Ben Toner
  • Patent number: 9369539
    Abstract: A mobile device and related method includes a power save mode to reduce battery consumption of the mobile device. The user is queried whether to enter the power save mode and a download request from another mobile device associated with the user is delayed while the device is in the power save mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Seven Networks, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Luna, Ari Backholm
  • Patent number: 9344923
    Abstract: The present invention is aimed to carry out an effective handover between a first and a second serving call control servers in order to fit suitable server capabilities for servicing a user, as well as to provide a mechanism whereby a subscriber server may upgrade the selection criteria for assigning the second serving call control server. Therefore, the present invention provides a new method and enhanced servers for re-assigning the second serving call control server, whereby the still ongoing sessions for the user in the first serving call control server are kept alive, and where a serving call control server is arranged to report towards the subscriber server what portions of a user profile are not understood or not supported at said serving call control server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Miguel Angel Pallares Lopez, Evaristo Jose Camarero, Luis López Soria, Maria-Carmen Belinchon Vergara, Robert Khello
  • Patent number: 9344903
    Abstract: When performing data communication with a second wireless communication apparatus having a plurality of antennas by using a plurality of transmission channels formed by spatial multiplexing, a first wireless communication apparatus having a plurality of antennas determines whether the second wireless communication apparatus is capable of data communication using the plurality of transmission channels, and, on the basis of the determination result, executes a calibration process of forming the plurality of transmission channels with respect to the second wireless communication apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazunari Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9307466
    Abstract: A telecommunications device is operable to perform in-call handoff between a cellular network and a packet-switched network. The telecommunications device includes interfaces connecting the telecommunications device with a circuit-switched network and a packet-switched network. The telecommunications device is operable to receive a request from a multi-mode device to handoff an existing call over a cellular network to the packet-switched network. The existing call is between the multi-mode device and a remote party and was established without the telecommunications device. In response to receiving the request, the telecommunications device establishes a first call leg in the packet-switched network with the multi-mode device. The multi-mode device sends a transfer signal to a call server in the cellular network requesting the transfer of the on-going voice session from itself to the telecommunication device. A second call leg is setup between the telecommunication device and a remote party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: X.M. Li, D.F. Jiang, Echo Wang
  • Patent number: 9288612
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and program product are disclosed for inviting devices to join a mesh network. A network interface is accessible by a processor and a memory stores machine readable code executable by the processor. The machine readable code includes a network module configured to establish a mesh network via the network interface. The mesh network includes one or more electronic devices. The machine readable code includes a proximity module configured to detect a first electronic device within close proximity to a second electronic device. The first electronic device is not connected to the mesh network and the second electronic device is connected to the mesh network. The machine readable code includes an invitation module configured to send mesh network connection information to the first electronic device from the second electronic device in response to determining the first electronic device is within close proximity to the second electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Howard Locker, James Wesley Williams, II
  • Patent number: 9277346
    Abstract: This document discloses methods, apparatuses, and computer programs for operating a wireless apparatus during a service period between two wireless apparatuses. The service period comprises a first period during which only one of the apparatuses may terminate the service period and another period during which the other apparatus may terminate the service period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Olli Petteri Alanen, Jarkko Lauri Sakari Kneckt
  • Patent number: 9258734
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure describe techniques and configurations for resource management associated with communications in multiple radio access networks. In one example, a method of resource management may include obtaining quality of experience (QoE) information from a network server running deep packet inspection or an application executing on a computing device and configured to provide content to the computing device for user access, and determining whether to adjust the content delivery via at least one of the two radio access networks, based at least in part on the quality experience information. The adjustment may include increasing or reducing the content delivery via one of the radio access networks. The content may be delivered to the computing device via at least two radio access networks substantially simultaneously. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Jing Zhu
  • Patent number: 9247510
    Abstract: Wireless mobile devices are disclosed. A receiver to receive a coded signal having a code applied to the received coded signal includes a lower rate code comprising at least two code sequences of a higher rate code. One or more correlators are coupled with the receiver to correlate the received coded signal with the higher rate code to provide a higher rate code correlation result, to correlate the higher rate code correlation results with a first lower rate code to provide a first lower rate code correlation result, and to correlate the higher rate code correlation results with a second lower rate code to provide a second lower rate code correlation result. A comparator is coupled with the one or more correlators to compare the first lower rate code correlation result to the second lower rate code correlation result to determine presence of a signal indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: James A. Proctor, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9203935
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes a communication interface, a processor, and a memory. The communication interface uses a first interface standard and a second interface standard. The memory stores computer-readable instructions therein. The processor executes the computer-readable instructions, which instruct the communication apparatus to perform various processes in accordance therewith. The computer-readable instructions instruct the communication apparatus to transmit a response packet to an external device in response to receiving a request packet from the external device when a condition is satisfied. The response packet complies with a specific protocol. The condition is satisfied when the request packet is received using the first interface standard and complies with the specific protocol. The condition is not satisfied when the request packet is received using the second interface standard and complies with the specific protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kunihito Terashita
  • Patent number: 9198091
    Abstract: When an incoming communication is directed to a telephony device that is capable of conducting an IP based communication via an IP telephony system and a cellular-based communication via a mobile telephony service provider, the communication is initially setup as a cellular-based communication via the mobile telephony service provider. At the same time, an IP-based communication channel is setup between the telephony device and an IP telephony system. Once the IB-based communication channel is available, the communication is transitioned from the cellular-based communication channel to the IP based communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: VONAGE NETWORK, LLC
    Inventors: Tzahi Efrati, Baruch Sterman
  • Patent number: 9191067
    Abstract: Apparatus, for transmitting and receiving signals over residential electrical cables, includes a processor, at least one transmitter and at least one receiver. The transmitter and the receiver are coupled with the processor, for respectively transmitting and receiving the signals. The apparatus is coupled with an electrical cable including at least one active wire, one neutral wire and one ground wire. At least two of the wires form receive wire pairs wherein at least two of the wires form at least one transmit wire pair. The processor enables the at least one receiver to be coupled with the receive wire pairs and wherein the processor dynamically switches a coupling of the at least one receiver to another one of the plurality of receive wire pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: SIGMA DESIGNS ISRAEL S.D.I. LTD.
    Inventors: Ilan Reuven, Rami Verbin, Ron Sterenson
  • Patent number: 9173188
    Abstract: A communication apparatus which transmits information on a position at which the communication apparatus is positioned is disclosed. The communication apparatus includes a detecting unit which detects one of a first signal which is detected when the communication apparatus is fixed to an installed location and a second signal which is detected when the communication apparatus is brought to a state in which it is not fixed to the installed location; a storage unit which stores therein the position information; and a control unit which erases the position information stored in the storage unit when the second signal is detected after the first signal is detected by the detecting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Seiji Miyawaki, Yasuo Ohashi, Michitaka Fukuda, Shin Kusakari, Kunihiro Miyauchi, Satoshi Kawasaki, Takaaki Hiroi, Shinji Aoki, Yusuke Matsushita
  • Patent number: 9125115
    Abstract: A method for switching access points of a wireless network via sharing communications is disclosed. A host computer and a client computer are connected to a first wireless network by a first communication system. The host computer determines a communication quality to the first wireless network. If the communication quality falls below a predetermined value, the host computer connects to a second wireless network to shift to a sharing communication mode to connect the client computer to the second wireless network. The host computer that has shifted to the sharing communication mode then connects to the client computer by a second communication system to connect the client to the second wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD
    Inventors: Kazuo Kubota, Junichi Asoh, Tatsumi Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 9119141
    Abstract: A system and method of enabling a mobile device to communicate with a local IP network host and an external IP network host using a femto cellular access point on a femto cellular access network. A local gateway is coupled to the femto cellular access network for receiving data packets transmitted on the femto cellular access network and for routing the data packets to one of a local IP network and an external IP network, based on a destination address associated with the data packets. The femto cellular access network includes an LTE network, an EVDO network connected to an EPC, or a WiMax 802.16e/m network connected to the EPC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Eric W. Parsons, Philippe Reininger, Saso Stojanovski, Barnaba Barnowski
  • Patent number: 9086722
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of connecting an external device are provided. The method includes calculating a time duration during which the external device is located within a detectable range from the apparatus; connecting the apparatus to the external device when the calculated time duration exceeds a critical value; and transmitting data that is currently displayed in the apparatus to the connected external device, wherein the transmitted data is executed in the connected external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung-dong Yu, Woo-yong Chang, Se-jun Park, Min-jeong Moon
  • Patent number: 9084105
    Abstract: Systems and methods for device resource sharing for network resource conservation are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method can include, for example: detecting that multiple devices are attempting to access a same content source over a mobile network. The same content source can then be polled once in a single poll event and the content received in response to the single poll event of the one same content source is transmitted to one device of the multiple devices. The other devices of the multiple devices can receive the content from the one device, over a non-cellular connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Seven Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Luna, Ross Bott
  • Patent number: 9049741
    Abstract: A technique for operating a mobile station as wireless local-area network [“WLAN”] gateway. A gateway application sets up (3-0) a WLAN base station capable of communicating with WLAN terminals over a WLAN network; creates a network identifier (3-2, 3-4) for the WLAN base station; assigns (3-8, 3-10) an IP address for the WLAN terminals; resolves domain name service [“DNS”] queries (3-12 . . . 3-18) in cooperation with an external DNS service system; assigns a port number protocols supported by the gateway application; and tunnels internet traffic (3-30 . . . 3-36) between the WLAN terminals and an internet host over the broadband connection. The memory further comprises a media server application for sharing content among the one or more WLAN terminals. The gateway application may redirect (6-22) a first HTTP page request (6-24) from the WLAN terminals to a start page of the media server application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lasse Maki, Tom Ojala
  • Patent number: 9042266
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a processor configured to send an identifier to an output device such that the output device presents the identifier. The apparatus also includes a cellular communication module and a Wi-Fi communication module operatively coupled to the processor. The cellular communication module can be configured to establish a connection with a cellular network. The cellular communication module can be configured to receive, from a server via the cellular network, Wi-Fi configuration instructions in response to the server receiving the identifier and the Wi-Fi configuration instructions from a communication device. The Wi-Fi communication module can be configured to establish a connection with a Wi-Fi network based on the Wi-Fi configuration instructions. The Wi-Fi communication module can be configured to receive, from the communication device, a command configured to control content presented by the output device after the connection with the Wi-Fi network has been established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: KIK Interactive, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward Livingston
  • Patent number: 9037122
    Abstract: A method of dynamically invoking a simultaneous ring feature in a telecommunications network includes: identifying a call directed to user equipment (20); notifying the user equipment (20) of the identified call; and, receiving an indication from the user equipment (20) whether or not the simultaneous ring feature should be invoked base on a determined location of the user equipment (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Alan E. Frey
  • Patent number: 9031059
    Abstract: A network mobility device registers with a switch in a telephone network, and receives a first message from a docking station indicating that a mobile device has undocked from the docking station. The docking station includes a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone that has a wired connection to a data network, and the mobile device includes a portable digital computing device. The network mobility device receives a call, destined for the mobile device, routed from the switch, and sends an alert message, based on the undocking of the mobile device and the received call, to the mobile device to notify a client of the mobile device of the call. The network mobility device forwards the call, based on the undocking of the mobile device, from the network mobility device to the client at the mobile device via the data network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Elliot G. Eichen, Lee N. Goodman, James Flynn, Sujin Catherine Chang, Rafael Andres Gaviria Velez, Rezwanul Azim, Gowtham Javaregowda, Punita Mishra
  • Patent number: 9026173
    Abstract: A method and apparatus may be used for selecting one of a plurality of multi-band APs to associate with a multi-band WTRU. The multi-band APs may broadcast frequency band information regarding multiple frequency bands on which the multi-band AP is configured to operate. The multi-band WTRU may select a multi-band AP to associate with and a frequency band to use to communicate with the selected multi-band AP based on the frequency band information. The multi-band AP may transmit frequency band information from the that indicates that a characteristic, (e.g., throughput, path loss, load, capacity, backhaul), of the selected frequency band and disassociate with the multi-band WTRU or to continue to associate with the multi-band WTRU via a different frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Arty Chandra
  • Patent number: 9020474
    Abstract: A system and method for wireless network management, for managing wireless access technology and available resources of plural wireless networks. The wireless network management system includes: an information interaction module for collecting wireless network relevant information; a service discovery module for discovering service demands of the wireless networks to generate a set of service demand networks; and an analysis and decision module for determining a new wireless network configuration by merging networks and/or partitioning a network group, wherein the information interaction module is also used for distributing the new wireless network configuration to the wireless networks to allow these to carry out system reconfiguration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Xin Guo
  • Patent number: 9013993
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for virtualized open wireless services software architecture. A method includes, in a mobile network, monitoring hardware resources for utilization, receiving a request to instantiate a service, selecting a hardware resource that is underutilized, and mapping the service to the underutilized hardware resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Affirmed Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: James L. Logan, Deepak Garg, Tim Mortsolf