Wireless Service For Fixed Premises Equipment (e.g., Wireless Local Loop (wll) Telco Emulator, Etc.) Patents (Class 455/426.2)
  • Publication number: 20110034152
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes obtaining mobility information associated with a remote device. The mobility information indicates whether the remote device is approximately stationary. The remote device interacts with a server. The method also includes determining if the mobility information indicates that the remote device is approximately stationary, and selecting a first profile of a plurality of profiles if the remote device is approximately stationary. If the remote device is not approximately stationary, a second profiled of the plurality of profiles is selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph F. Khouri, Alan D. Gatzke, Laurent Philonenko, Mukul Jain, Sanjeev Kumar
  • Patent number: 7885644
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method and apparatus for seamlessly providing the location of user equipment of a first communication network while accessing a second different communication network. The first and second communication networks may include licensed wireless networks, unlicensed wireless networks, or internet protocol (IP) networks, to name a few. Furthermore, some embodiments provide a civic address as the location information for identifying the location of the caller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Kineto Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Gallagher, Patrick Tao
  • Patent number: 7881715
    Abstract: A media spooler system is described that provides a methodology for efficient transmission of media content from client devices, such transmission of digital images from wireless digital cameras. The media spooler or gateway addresses wireless transmission problems by acting as a protocol gateway between a thin-client device and a target host or server (supported by a server infrastructure). More particularly, the media spooler of the present invention acts as a protocol gateway between thin-client devices (e.g., “mobile visual communicator” in the form of a wireless digital camera) and server infrastructure (e.g., server-based computer systems or “Web servers” of a photographic service provider). This task entails accepting multiple, simultaneous connections from various client devices (e.g., wireless digital cameras), extracting information from those devices (e.g., digital photographs or other media content), and then uploading that information to the target server infrastructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Syniverse ICX Corporation
    Inventors: Shekhar Kirani, Matthew H. Gerlach, Timothy W. Genske, David Vogel, William G. Swinton, Venkat V. Easwar, Eric O. Bodnar
  • Publication number: 20110021189
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and computer-readable medium for interfacing devices with communications networks are provided. According to one aspect, an interface device for providing communications between a first communications network and a device associated with a second communications network comprises one or more inputs, one or more outputs, and logic. The one or more inputs of the interface device receive data in a first format from the first communications network. The logic translates the data to a second format compatible with the second communications device. The translated data is then transmitted to the device associated with the second communications network via the one or more outputs. The first and second formats may comprise rich media content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventors: Steven Tischer, Samuel N. Zellner, Robert J. Starr
  • Patent number: 7869778
    Abstract: A technique to share a local oscillator signal between two radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs). The local oscillator signal generated internally by one RFIC is ported to the other RFIC for use in transmit or receive operation. The local oscillator signal that is ported may be an RF local oscillator signal. Each RFIC may include a bi-directional port circuit that can be operated to make the RFIC a master, slave or may be totally disabled to disable the porting feature. This is particularly useful in RFICs that are used to communicate using MIMO radio algorithms which rely for optimum performance on phase and frequency coherency among a plurality of transmitters and a plurality of receivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: IPR Licensing, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark S. Cavin
  • Patent number: 7865183
    Abstract: A method of coordinating devices in a wireless network is provided. First capability data associated with a first type of power source and a first state of the power source of a first device is received at a second device. Second capability data is transmitted to the first device from the second device. The second capability data is associated with a second type of power source and a second state of the power source of the second device. The first capability data is compared with the second capability data at the second device. If the comparison indicates the first capability data is less desirable than the second capability data, the second capability data is transmitted again to the first device from the second device. If the comparison indicates the first capability data is more desirable than the second capability data, the first capability data is received again from the first device at the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Spyder Navigations L.L.C.
    Inventors: Juha Salokannel, Ulrico Celentano, Jukka Reunamaki, Arto Palin, Harald Kaaja
  • Patent number: 7865184
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present invention provide methods, devices, and systems enabling a central coordinator to manage hidden stations via a proxy central coordinator, where a hidden station is discovered based on beacons and made known to other networked devices via transmitted lists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Deepak Ayyagari, Sherman L. Gavette
  • Patent number: 7865185
    Abstract: A system and method use multiple access technologies at an access device to increase capacity and throughput. The system comprises an access device configured to communicate with a wireline switch and a wireless switch. The access device may use one or more access technologies, including digital subscriber line protocols (xDSL), multipoint multichannel distribution system (MMDS), hybrid fiber coax (HFC), satellite, and other access technologies. Preferably the access device uses inverse multiplex asynchronous transfer mode (IMA) to inversely multiplex and multiplex wireline communications and wireless communications. The wireline switch is configured to communicate with the access device using wireline communications. The wireless switch is configured to communicate with the access device using wireless communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Durga P. Satapathy, John W. Linebarger, Tommie L. Holmes
  • Patent number: 7860977
    Abstract: A transmission control protocol (TCP) is used for data communications, yet in order to provide security against denial of service attacks and the like, a connection negotiation phase is required before the TCP handshake. Without a successful connection negotiation, a TCP handshake is unable to complete thereby preventing connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Barron McCann Technology Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Robert Clark, Robert Arnold Prole
  • Patent number: 7855975
    Abstract: Message exchanges may be executed between a middleware component and at least one intermittently-available node, during connected phases of the intermittently available node with the middleware component. Transmission parameters associated with the message exchanges may be monitored, and a current request message to be sent to the intermittently-available node may be determined, the current request message being associated with a time-to-live. An expected message exchange time of the current request message and a resulting response message received from the node in response thereto may be determined, relative to the connected phases and based on at least some of the transmission parameters. Based on the expected message exchange time, it may be predicted whether the current request message and the resulting response message will be successfully exchanged with the intermittently-available node, prior to an expiration of the time-to-live of the current request message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventor: Mario Neugebauer
  • Patent number: 7848279
    Abstract: The invention describes user equipment for communicating data in a communications system comprising a set of user equipment; comprising a transceiver arranged to receive a first data packet over a communications data channel and an associated second data packet over a communications control channel. The second data packet comprises a first identifier arranged to identify a subset of the set of user equipment and the first data packet comprises a second identifier arranged to identify at least one of the subset of user equipment. The user equipment further comprising a processor arranged to determine from the second data packet first identifier if the said user equipment is one of the said subset of user equipment and from the second identifier if the said user equipment is said the at least one of the subset of user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Karri Ranta-aho, Harri Holma, Juho Pirskanen
  • Patent number: 7844275
    Abstract: A system and a method for connecting a call through a telecommunications network. A base station, connected to a public switched telephone network, includes a call processor, a memory and a transceiver. The memory includes a database containing dialing instructions for a wireless station for a telephone connection through the public switched telephone network to a destination station. The transceiver receives a call request from the wireless station, and the call processor in response to the call request, assesses the database and dials a call for connection through the public switched telephone network to the destination station based on the dialing instructions for the wireless station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Jesse Eugene Russell, Robert Edward Schroeder
  • Patent number: 7809399
    Abstract: A wireless communication device and the method thereof are disclosed. The wireless communication device in accordance with the present invention includes an integrated protocol layer supporting a first communication protocol and a second communication protocol; a single transceiver operative to transmit and receive signals of said first and said second communication protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Syntek International Holding Ltd.
    Inventors: Kan Lu, Chongjun Jiang, Michael Chen, Bin Xu, Yiyan Tang, Huiyong Hong, Shuangli Wu, Feng Wu
  • Patent number: 7797004
    Abstract: A method for providing television content to a wireless communication device via a home network includes receiving channel selection information for a selected channel from the wireless communication device over a wireless communication link; tuning one or more tuners of a wireless access device to the selected channel; obtaining television content from a content source in communication with the wireless access device for the selected channel via a communication link; converting the television content for the channel to an appropriate format for the wireless communication device; and sending the television content for the channel in the appropriate format to the wireless communication device over the wireless communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventor: Mehul B. Patel
  • Patent number: 7796570
    Abstract: A system and method for performing continuous accounting on a mobile node within a wireless ad-hoc network, using a sparse matrix method for compaction of the accounting data when forwarding data to a core network. The system and method perform continuous accounting of network traffic on a mobile node, and collected data is periodically transmitted in summary report form to a core network when accessible. During periods when the core network is inaccessible, collected data is maintained for subsequent transmission to the core network once access is re-established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Meshnetworks, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin L. Farley, Donald L. Joslyn, Michael A. Ruckstuhl, Darragh J. Nagle
  • Patent number: 7797018
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for selecting one of a plurality of multi-band access points (APs) to associate with a multi-band wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) are disclosed. The multi-band APs broadcast frequency band information regarding multiple frequency bands on which the multi-band AP is configured to operate. The multi-band WTRU selects a particular 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. If the multi-band WTRU receives frequency band information from the selected multi-band AP which indicates that a characteristic, (e.g., throughput, path loss, load, capacity, backhaul), of the selected frequency band is unacceptable, the multi-band WTRU determines whether to disassociate with the selected multi-band AP or to continue to associate with the selected multi-band AP via a different frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Arty Chandra
  • Patent number: 7793171
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a protocol tester for performing a protocol test, said protocol tester exhibiting an input for the feeding in of data, a protocol decoding device for the decoding of data, and an output for providing the decoded data, the protocol tester also comprising a device for measuring the bit error rate. A corresponding method for performing a protocol test is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventor: Juergen Forsbach
  • Patent number: 7783286
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for establishing a fixed wireless telephone service. A fixed wireless device includes a wireless device for establishing wireless connections to a wireless communications network that interfaces with a public switched telephone network. The fixed wireless device includes a connection that provides telephone service for an ordinary POTS-based telephone, handset, computer, or other communication device. Various techniques are provided for monitoring during use and/or verifying prior to use whether the fixed wireless device remains in an intended fixed location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Bacon, Elizabeth A. Mark
  • Patent number: 7778654
    Abstract: Disclosed are a system and method for controlling home appliances using a short message service. When receiving a short message including an access code from a mobile terminal, the home server checks the status of the connected home appliances and sends a short message including control codes corresponding to the status of the home appliances to the mobile terminal. The mobile terminal checks the control codes to confirm the status of the home appliances, and displays corresponding images. When the user requests to control the status of a specific home appliance, the mobile terminal automatically generates a corresponding short message and sends the short message to the home server. The home server checks the message, controls the corresponding home appliance, and then sends a short message including current status information of the controlled home appliance to the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Sang-Jun Ahn, Woo-Jun Choi, Young-Kyu Bae, Young-Seop Han
  • Patent number: 7773572
    Abstract: In one embodiment a pico cell may be used to detect a presence of a wireless device and receive a wireless signal from the wireless device. The wireless signal may then be converted from a protocol used by the wireless device to a converted signal in a protocol suitable for use with a broadband connection. The converted signal may then be transmitted over the broadband connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Douglas O'Neil, John Alson Hicks, III
  • Patent number: 7761087
    Abstract: A multi-mode wireless terminal device includes a first network interface for communicating with a first wireless network and a second network interface for communicating with a second wireless network. The second wireless network offers services that are not necessarily provided by the first wireless network. The multi-mode wireless terminal device acts as a gateway so that wireless terminal devices operating on the first wireless network may connect to the multi-mode wireless terminal device in order to access the services of the second wireless network. The multi-mode terminal device can limit access to the services based on operational parameters such as battery power level, wireless signal strength, usage time, processing load and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Yash Kharia, Anupam Juneja, Atul Suri, Scott Jarvis
  • Patent number: 7756116
    Abstract: In one particular embodiment, the secure media includes information sent using secure real-time transfer protocol (sRTP). Supplementary services may include call transfers, forwards/redirects, call hold with music on hold (MOH), call hold with no MoH, call resume, call park, call pickup, call blast etc. In a call flow, a call request may be received from a first device for a second device. The call request may include at least one set of keys and be ready for establishment of an sRTP call. It is then determined that a supplementary service is needed for the call request. For example, a supplementary service may indicate that a call redirect to a third device is required. The gateway then facilitates a supplementary service call with the third device. This is facilitated without contacting the first device to generate a second key after receiving the initial call request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Parameswaran Kumarasamy, Soumya Kalahasti, Prasad Miriyala, Sandeep Singh Kohli
  • Publication number: 20100167722
    Abstract: A system and method for making vehicle originated calls to a telematics service provider or other call center. The method includes identifying a call type associated with a desired wireless communication of speech or data to the call center, and then carrying out one of a number of different call connection processes depending on the call type. For voice channel cellular connections, an in-band modem cellular connection is preferably established in most instances using a connection retry strategy that includes primary, secondary, and possibly tertiary connection attempts. The system and method can be carried out in connection with various cellular system technologies, but is especially suited for use with GSM systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sethu K. Madhavan, Ki Hak Yi
  • Patent number: 7742739
    Abstract: To reduce the overhead induced by transmitting data between a mobile client and a cellular network via an ad-hoc network extension, the cellular network transmits data dedicated to the mobile relay and dedicated to the mobile client within the same data stream, the mobile relay detects whether data received by the mobile relay contains data that are dedicated to the mobile relay itself and terminates the part of the received data that is dedicated to the mobile relay itself, the mobile relay detects whether data received by the mobile relay contains data that are dedicated to the mobile client and forwards the part that is dedicated to the mobile client to the mobile client, and the mobile relay detects whether data received by the mobile relay contains data that are dedicated to the cellular network and forwards the part that is dedicated to the cellular network to the cellular network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Alcatel
    Inventors: José Diaz Cervera, Rolf Sigle
  • Publication number: 20100151826
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for restricting access to data are provided. According to one aspect, an interface device for providing communications between a communications network and a device comprises an input, logic, and an output. The input receives data in a first format from the communications network. The logic receives a request from the device to access the data and determines whether the interface device is authorized to access the data. If the interface device is authorized to access the data, then the logic receives the data from the communications network. The logic then identifies a second format compatible with the device, translates the data to the second format, and transmits the translated data to the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventors: Steven Tischer, Samuel N. Zellner, Robert J. Starr
  • Patent number: 7738863
    Abstract: The invention provides a middleware component usable in a mobile terminal device, where the middleware component mediates between an application program and network interfaces and/or hardware to manage the interaction between disparate applications across heterogeneous platforms. The middleware component coordinates scanning for available broadcast, multicast, and/or conditional access platforms, networks, and/or services, as well as obtaining electronic service guide (ESG) data for the available services. The middleware component may use a variety of discovery protocols to identify services, and may use security protocols to manage authorized access to received services. When incorporated into a mobile terminal device, the middleware may interface with multiple radios to establish communications over on or more data networks in addition to receiving data via the broadcast network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Tuomo Saarikivi, Kari Karkkainen, Martin Jansky
  • Patent number: 7738488
    Abstract: Methods, Systems, and Computer Program Products for Providing Wireless-Fidelity (Wi-Fi) Gateway Visitor Location Register (VLR) Functionality. A method is disclosed herein for providing Wi-Fi gateway VLR functionality for an access point in a Wi-Fi network. The steps of the method can occur at a Wi-Fi gateway VLR that can perform VLR functions for at least one access point in a Wi-Fi network. The VLR functions can include receiving a registration request from a subscriber located in a service area of an access point in the Wi-Fi network. Further, the VLR functions can include authenticating the subscriber with a home location register (HLR) associated with the cellular network. The VLR functions can also include receiving information associated with the subscriber from the HLR. The Wi-Fi gateway VLR can store the information associated with the subscriber and maintain Wi-Fi reachability information for sending media packets to the subscriber in the Wi-Fi network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Tekelec
    Inventors: Peter J. Marsico, Venkataramaiah Ravishankar
  • Publication number: 20100144341
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a base unit operable in part as a femtocell having a controller to detect a cellular phone, wirelessly establish communications with the cellular phone, establish communications with a cellular communication system by way of a broadband interface, and enable one or more landline phones communicatively couplable to the base unit to communicate with the cellular communication system responsive to establishing communications with the cellular phone. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: William Stanley Robbins, Larry B. Pearson, R. Tyler Wallis, Mark Ryan
  • Patent number: 7734250
    Abstract: The method for operating a radio communications system, which provides for the routing of data of connections via subscriber stations, which occasionally perform the function of routing nodes, provides that one of the subscriber stations indicates, to a routing unit of the radio communications system, its readiness to take on the function of a routing node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Nokia Siemens Networks GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Volker Sommer
  • Patent number: 7702348
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method of fast call setup in digital trunking communication system, including: the terminal user initiating a PTT call; the base station receiving said PTT call request, assigning channel resource for the call, establishing forward service channel according to the distribution of channel, transmitting an empty frame on the forward service channel and at the same time transmitting an extended channel assignment message to specify the service channel assigned for the terminal; after receiving the extended channel assignment message, the terminal user opening the receiver to track and acquire the forward service channel, and at the same time transmitting one or more prefix-frame on the reverse service channel or reverse pilot channel; the base station or the terminal performing the operation of acquisition of service channel, if the acquisition succeeds, the call setup is successful, if the acquisition fails, the call setup is failed and enters release flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Yuhong Xue, Yingnan Liu, Jinlong Liu
  • Patent number: 7702303
    Abstract: A wireless local area network includes multiple access points with overlapping coverage, and modes of different power consumption are available to the access points. It is assessed whether the traffic load of the network may be adequately supported using fewer access points in an active mode. If so, the traffic load is redistributed from certain active access points among the remaining access points in the active mode. The certain access points are switched into a mode of lower power consumption than the active mode. Similarly, it is assessed whether the traffic load of the network is adequately supported by the current number of access points in an active mode. If not, certain access points which are in a mode of lower power consumption are switched to the active mode. The traffic load is redistributed among the access points in the active mode including the certain access points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: McMaster University
    Inventors: Terence Douglas Todd, Amir Antoun Renne Sayegh, Enrique J. Vargas
  • Patent number: 7689228
    Abstract: Various embodiments are described to address the need for providing wireless backhaul that may reduce operator startup costs while avoiding some of the drawbacks present in the prior art approaches. Generally expressed, the wireless network equipment (WNE) (121) of a collector cell provides access to a backhaul network (151) to one or more neighboring cells (122) via in-band wireless signaling. Given the frequency bands used by the collector cell WNE for communication with remote units, one portion of each band used for user traffic while another portion of each band is used for backhaul traffic. Having backhaul and user traffic share the assigned frequency bands can eliminate the need to license additional bands for wireless backhaul. Moreover, utilizing a portion of the existing, in-band orthogonal channels may be more spectrally efficient than using a separate radio in the same band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerald P. Labedz
  • Patent number: 7680494
    Abstract: A wireless terminal having processing resources, a user interface including a user input device and a display, and a wireless interface causes a file to be printed to a destination printer that is unsupported by the wireless terminal. The processing resources communicatively couple to the wireless interface and to the user interface and are operable to receive a file via a servicing wireless network and the wireless interface, receive a request via the user interface to print the file, identify a destination printer, determine that the wireless terminal does not support printing of the file at the destination printer, identify a servicing device for processing of the file for printing at the destination printer, and transmit the file to the servicing device via the wireless interface and the servicing wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Jeyhan Karaoguz, James D. Bennett
  • Patent number: 7680499
    Abstract: A method for managing incoming calls for a dual mode phone, comprising steps of: receiving an incoming call from a terminal; processing the incoming call and generating a prompt message to notify a user of the dual mode phone of the incoming call; determining whether the user accepts the incoming call; determining whether the dual mode phone is idle, if the user accepts the incoming call; determining whether a type of the incoming call matches with a current call mode of the dual mode phone if the dual mode phone is idle; switching from the current call mode to another call mode matching with the call mode of the incoming call if the type of the incoming call does not match with the current call mode of the dual mode phone; and establishing communication between the terminal and the dual mode phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lei Pi, Tsung-Fu Huang, Shu-Ken Lin
  • Patent number: 7680495
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for analyzing and designing various network configuration scenarios. A modular design allows market assessment and network planning functions to be performed more efficiently and accurately using a single integrated design tool. Wired and wireless access technologies can be modeled and evaluated. In an exemplary implementation for modeling and evaluating fixed wireless access networks, the network planning tool comprises a market scenario planner, a cluster analysis tool, a hub sector planner and a network architecture planner. Generally, the market scenario planner analyzes a listing of potential customers to generate a list of target customers. The cluster analysis tool allows the network planner to identify “clusters” of demand for potential hub placement. The hub sector planner analyzes the hub assignments generated by the cluster analysis tool and allocates each building in a given hub to a particular sector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Mark I. Abed, Ramesh Bollapragada, Thomas B. Morawski, Luz Elena Pinzon, Steven H. Richman, Raymond Abbott Sackett
  • Patent number: 7664078
    Abstract: A method for accessing a reverse channel for communication from a remote unit to a base station is disclosed. The method includes waiting a random period of time in response to determining that the reverse channel is available at a first time. The method also includes monitoring a forward channel after expiration of the random period of time to determine whether the reverse channel is available at a second time. The method further includes transmitting a first portion of data on the reverse channel in response to determining that the reverse channel is available at the second time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Kevin M. Boyd, Salvador Garcia, Jr., Eamonn Gormley, Anh Nguyen
  • Patent number: 7664036
    Abstract: The present invention provides a dynamic real-time quality management of packetized communications in a network environment. Packetized communications are monitored by and exchanged between wireless Access Points (APs) and wireless terminals or by quality monitoring modules located within network segments or at network vertices. The processing unit analyzes the packetized communications to identify communication signatures associated with the packetized communications. The processor then uses these signatures to identify network impediments to the exchange of the packetized communications. These impediments may take the form of coding problems in which case an appropriate coding scheme is employed by the programmable COder/DECoder (CODEC) to convert incoming packetized communications to incoming user communications, and outgoing user communications to outgoing packetized communications. These impediments may also take the form of communication problems along and between the various network segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Richard Bye
  • Patent number: 7660590
    Abstract: A mobile terminal device that facilitates location services (LCS) in a cellular network. The system, as embodied in a mobile terminal device, comprises a mobile communications component that communicates wireless signals, and a location services component embodied in the mobile communication component to provide positioning information. A location request is received by the mobile terminal device and processed using the LCS server to activate trigger events. A location-tracking report is autonomously generated for each event and transmitted to the requesting client via MLP or the wireless network signaling protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Shailender Timiri, Marc Sather
  • Patent number: 7660578
    Abstract: The object of the invention is a method for controlling the power saving properties in a terminal, which utilizes cellular phone technology and short range radio frequency wireless communication features in order to increase the operative life of the batteries, and a terminal utilizing the method. In the method of the invention the activity state of the short range wireless communication utilization in the terminal determines the level of the short range wireless communication power save mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Marko Viitamäki, Heikki Kesti, Timo Nisula, Marko Kainulainen, Kristian Rosberg, Antti Lilja, Harri Lilja, Jari Vallström, Janne J. Kallio, Mika Maarala, Kai Nybacka, Juha Väänänen
  • Patent number: 7649872
    Abstract: An architectural solution in which standalone ad-hoc network cells are used as an extension of the backbone infrastructure in terms of network architecture or/and its service capabilities is provided. These Ad-Hoc networks will integrate to the Internet via cellular and other access networks. This integration brings new possibilities to network operators and ISP's. In its extended architecture, it is envisaged that the mobility issues are handled by utilizing the IP mobility capabilities, taking into account the mobile mesh Ad-Hoc specific requirements. A trunk node is elected from among nodes within a service area of an Ad-Hoc domain that underlies an access domain. The trunk node acts as a gateway between the nodes within the Ad-Hoc domain and a backbone access network. The election can be performed by the trunk node itself or by a radio resource management entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Siamak Naghian, Tapio Lindstrom, Tero Karkkainen, Jarmo Makinen, Keijo Lahetkangas, Kai Mustonen
  • Patent number: 7647074
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a print control system is provided for use in a cellular telephone. A printing logic is configured to generate printer-ready data from a selected data to be printed. A viewing logic is configured to interpret and display the printer-ready data to simulate a printed state of the printer-ready data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Phillip A. McCoog, Leo Robert Blume, Rabindra Pathak, Michael Strittmatter
  • Patent number: 7643795
    Abstract: The invention relates to a remotely controllable vibrator, which comprises a receiver interface, a microcontroller connected with the receiver interface and a resonator device controlled by the microcontroller. The receiver interface is a Bluetooth interface which is provided for a bidirectional wire-free signal transmission between the vibrator and an external Bluetooth apparatus. The vibrator is remotely controllable and remotely programmable by way of its Bluetooth interface. In addition, the invention relates to a device for remote control of a vibrator, comprising a vibrator, which is provided with a Bluetooth interface, and a second Bluetooth apparatus, wherein the second Bluetooth apparatus is provided for generating remote control signals and/or remote programming signals for the vibrator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Inventors: Arno Friedrichs, Bert Apitzsch
  • Patent number: 7630709
    Abstract: A format converter for use with a universal mobile telecommunications system (UMTS) having a transceiver, a wireless local area network (WLAN) having an access point (AP) and a wireless terminal, for providing access to the UMTS by the terminal. The format converter comprises a WLAN transceiver for sending and receiving messages to and from the AP; a UMTS transceiver for sending and receiving messages to and from the transceiver in the UMTS; and a translator for translating WLAN messages to UMTS format and UMTS messages to WLAN format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Kamel M. Shaheen, Leonid Kazakevich
  • Patent number: 7623857
    Abstract: In one embodiment a pico cell may be used to detect a presence of a wireless device and receive a wireless signal from the wireless device. The wireless signal may then be converted from a protocol used by the wireless device to a converted signal in a protocol suitable for use with a broadband connection. The converted signal may then be transmitted over the broadband connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Douglas O'Neil, John Alson Hicks, III
  • Patent number: 7620394
    Abstract: A communications system includes a first wireless communications system configured to provide wireless communications over a first frequency band, and a second wireless communications system configured to provide wireless communications using at least a portion of the first frequency band. The system includes an inter-system communications link between the first wireless communications system and the second wireless communications system. The inters-system communications link is used to coordinate the use of the first frequency band. The system further includes an interference reducer configured to reduce interference between the first wireless communications system and the second wireless communications system. Related methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: ATC Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander H. Good, Charlene J. King, Eric A. Swank, Monish Kundra, Peter D. Karabinis
  • Patent number: 7613461
    Abstract: Even if a communication resource needed for connection processing with a user (subscriber terminal) and an actual packet data communication is in a full condition in an active subscriber resource managing unit, when a communication resource needed for only maintaining a logical connection with a user is in a free condition in a dormant subscriber resource managing unit, for accommodating a new user in a dormant state through this free resource, a control unit carries out connection processing answering a new connection request through the use of a radio resource secured in advance or a free radio resource produced by shifting a portion of active users forcibly to a dormant state. This enables using a packet communication total resource without waste and considerably improving the packet service connectivity to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Katsutoshi Inoko
  • Patent number: 7610053
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are disclosed herein for implementing dormant mode with paging in a WLAN. Power savings in the computing device and reduction in traffic across the network are achieved by requiring a computing device to inform the WLAN of its location only when it crosses a paging area boundary or is to receive IP traffic. Dormant mode with paging is implemented in a protocol that supports dormant functionality and paging functionality but does not itself provide methods or standards for implementing such functionality, such as the IEEE 802.11. The methods and apparatuses disclosed herein provide the methods needed to implement dormant mode with paging in such a protocol. Generally, the methods and apparatuses for implementing dormant mode with paging basically include (1) establishing paging areas; (2) communicating access group information to a computing device; and (3) locating a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Daichi Funato, Fujio Watanabe, Toshio Miki
  • Publication number: 20090247152
    Abstract: The various embodiments described herein generally provide apparatus, systems and methods which facilitate the transmission of data between a client device and a remote device over a voice channel of a telephone network. More particularly, data from a client device is modulated into an audio signal using multiple frequency shift keying (MFSK) techniques and transmitted to the remote device over a voice channel of a wireless telephone network during a phone call. The frequency of the audio signal is selected based on the value of the data to be transmitted. The remote device receives the audio signal and determines the frequency of the audio signal to extract the transmitted data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: Gopi K. Manne
  • Patent number: RE41655
    Abstract: A system and method providing a wireless broadband connection between base stations and customer sites. The system includes indoor units, within the base stations and customer sites, that communicate across cables to outdoor units. The indoor units link to routers, switches and other devices and services. The outdoor units transmit and receive wireless data and send it to the indoor units. The indoor units control the functioning of the outdoor units by transmitting digital messages along the interface cables. The outdoor units report various detector values to the indoor units, which allows the indoor units to tune and adjust several functions within the outdoor units. Several embodiments for automatically calibrating the receive path gain in the base stations to compensate for the base station cable between the indoor unit and outdoor unit are described. In addition, an An improved transmit power control technique which is not affected by modulation type, is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Inventors: David Woodhead, Brian Spinar, David Gazelle, Sheldon Gilbert
  • Patent number: RE41936
    Abstract: A system and method providing a wireless broadband connection between base stations and customer sites. The system includes indoor units, within the base stations and customer sites, that communicate across cables to outdoor units. The indoor units link to routers, switches and other devices and services. The outdoor units transmit and receive wireless data and send it to the indoor units. The indoor units control the functioning of the outdoor units by transmitting digital messages along the interface cables. The outdoor units report various detector values to the indoor units, which allows the indoor units to tune and adjust several functions within the outdoor units. Several embodiments for automatically calibrating the receive path gain in the base stations to compensate for the base station cable between the indoor unit and outdoor unit are described. In addition, an An improved transmit power control technique which is not affected by modulation type, is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Inventors: David Woodhead, Brian Spinar, David Gazelle, Sheldon Gilbert