System Format Conversion Patents (Class 455/432.2)
  • Patent number: 10284245
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure includes a method of performing enhanced auto-selection in a UE including initiating the UE having at least a first subscriber identify module (SIM) card and a second SIM card, obtaining a current ICCID associated with the first SIM card, obtaining, from a cache of the UE, a previous ICCID used in a previous connection to a previously identified carrier, determining whether the current ICCID matches the previous ICCID, in response to determining that the current ICCID does not match the previous ICCID, creating a new card information using data stored in the first SIM card, obtaining one or more selection policies, identifying a carrier based on the one or more selection policies, and connecting to the identified carrier using data stored in the second SIM card associated with the identified carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Samir Thakkar, Caoye Shen, Adrian Sandstrom, Venkateshwarlu Vallala, Nagaraja Kumar Maganti, Devendra Bhangale
  • Patent number: 10257693
    Abstract: A Virtual Global Title Translation (V-GTT) Service implemented in a Signaling Connection Control Part (SCCP) Gateway using a single American National Standards Institute (ANSI) SS7 Point Code and a single International Telecommunications Union (ITU) SS7 Point Code for access to destination hubs on ITU and ANSI SS7 side of the SS7 network. The V-GTT enables ANSI SS7 and ITU SS7 operators to send their destination SS7 hub-specific traffic to a single hub-specific protocol for either the ANSI or ITU SS7 Point Code of V-GTT. The V-GTT Service application manages the traffic between ANSI/ITU SS7 operator and destination SS7 hub operators and performs ANSI SS7 to ITU SS7 (or ITU SS7 to ANSI SS7) protocol conversion if the destination hub is on a different SS7 protocol, thereby enabling an originating operator to send traffic to a single V-GTT Service hub-specific point code using the protocol that the originating operator currently employs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Syniverse Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Karan Mehra
  • Patent number: 10251206
    Abstract: There are a first search for searching for another communication device by designating a wireless network, and a second search for searching for another communication device without designation of a wireless network. It is controlled to perform the second search together with the first search in accordance with one search instruction from a user. The result of the first search and the result of the second search are displayed to be able to discriminate them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hitoshi Aoki
  • Patent number: 10159102
    Abstract: A communication terminal comprising: a radio interface and a WLAN communication module configured to: generate and send an association request; receive an association response; and establish IP connectivity. The communication terminal also comprises a service selection module configured to select a computer-implemented service to be accessed; and a service execution control module configured to execute software application code implementing the selected computer-implemented service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: ALE INTERNATIONAL
    Inventor: Emmanuel Helbert
  • Patent number: 10127207
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for creating and using a Shortcode for any street or postal address, including an imbedded Shortcode (ISC) that differentiates and visually distinguishes the alpha-numeric characters constituting the Shortcode within the visual display of the full street address. A Shortcode may be automatically created and uniquely associated with a full street or postal address for anywhere in the world, including a street number, street name and/or type, city, state, country, or any street or unit prefix or suffix designation. The ISC enables the Shortcode to be visually identified by distinguishing the Shortcode from the other characters constituting the full traditional street or postal address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: WGRS LICENSING COMPANY, LLC
    Inventor: S. Lee Hancock
  • Patent number: 9961505
    Abstract: A radio communication terminal receives position information showing a position of another radio communication terminal. The radio communication terminal obtains, from the position information, a terminal ID of the radio communication terminal, and a beacon ID for identifying the predetermined location nearest to the radio communication terminal. The radio communication terminal accepts the predetermined location designated by a user. The radio communication terminal determines as a communication partner terminal, the other radio communication terminal that is nearest to the accepted predetermined location based on the terminal ID and the beacon ID. The radio communication terminal performs communication with the determined communication partner terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Tomida, Yuji Tabata, Yoshiaki Nakamura, Tsutomu Terazaki
  • Patent number: 9942735
    Abstract: A network device may receive, from a sending device, a message in a first messaging format en route to user equipment. The first messaging format may correspond to one of a 3GPP cellular network standard or a 3GPP2 cellular network standard. The network device may determine whether the user equipment is associated with the first messaging format or with a second messaging format. The second messaging format may correspond to one of the 3GPP cellular network standard or the 3GPP2 cellular network standard. The first messaging format and the second messaging format may be associated with different cellular network standards. The device may selectively provide the message in the first messaging format or the second messaging format based on whether the user equipment is associated with the first messaging format or the second messaging format. The device may transmit an acknowledgment message based on the first messaging format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Praveen Gupta, Kevin Lim, Priscilla Lau
  • Patent number: 9743372
    Abstract: A method and apparatus that including a control panel sending an activate output command, a gateway of the control panel receiving the activate output command and determining a time period until a wireless communication subsystem becomes available, the wireless subsystem adjusting the determined time period by determining a time until a node is available to receive the output command through the gateway and wireless subsystem, the wireless subsystem sending the output command and a value of the adjusted determined time period to the node and the node activating an output device based upon the output command and adjusted determined time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: LIFE SAFETY DISTRIBUTION AG
    Inventors: Andrea Frison, Daniel Polito, Daniel Merli
  • Patent number: 9743340
    Abstract: The invention is a method and system for mobile communications. A mobile communicator communicates with a network routing center. The communicator monitors each of two or more wireless carriers for a service characteristic. The communicator selects, based on the monitored service characteristic, one of the two or more wireless carriers. The mobile communicator can then communicate with the network routing center using the selected wireless carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventor: Lincoln J Unruh
  • Patent number: 9730146
    Abstract: The invention is a method and system for mobile communications. A mobile communicator communicates with a network routing center. The communicator monitors each of two or more wireless carriers for a service characteristic. The communicator selects, based on the monitored service characteristic, one of the two or more wireless carriers. The mobile communicator can then communicate with the network routing center using the selected wireless carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Inventor: Lincoln J. Unruh
  • Patent number: 9692593
    Abstract: A distributed storage network receives data that is to be transmitted. The data is processed via one or more error-coding dispersed storage functions and sliced into data slices. A certain number of the data slices are selected for wireless communication via a plurality of wireless modules wherein a first wireless module sends a first portion of the data slices, and a second wireless module sends a second portion of the data slices, and so on until the data slices are fully communicated. The wireless modules may be of different hardware, software, protocols, throughputs, bandwidth, speeds, encoding schemes, algorithms, etc. The transmission over several different wireless modules that potentially have different (and potentially changing over time) characteristics may increase both performance and security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: S. Christopher Gladwin
  • Patent number: 9560521
    Abstract: An address management method is provided, for use when a mobile terminal accesses a service from a WLAN access network, wherein the service is provided in a 3GPP network or in a service provider network via the 3GPP network. First, the mobile terminal connects to the WLAN access network. Second, the mobile terminal sends a tunnel setup request message from the WLAN access network to a network entity located in the 3GPP network, wherein the tunnel setup request message includes a service request identifier for accessing a requested service and a mobile terminal identifier. Third, the network entity receives the tunnel setup request message, and allocates an address for use by the mobile terminal to access the requested service based on the service request identifier and the mobile terminal identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Wi-Fi One, LLC
    Inventors: Pek Yew Tan, Hong Cheng, Chee Bing Tan
  • Patent number: 9549434
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for a multi-network wireless communications access terminal (AT) to access multi-network coverage. The method registers a multi-network AT in a first communications network. In response to registering with the first network, the AT receives information via the first network that is required for accessing a second communications network (e.g., an IEEE 802.20 or 1xEV-DO network). The AT obtains services accessed via the second network, in response to the access information received via the first network. For example, the second network access information may be system information, channel information, or access point parameters. The AT retains the option of obtaining services accessed via the first network if the second network cannot be accessing the second network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Nikhil Jain, Gavin Bernard Horn
  • Patent number: 9544338
    Abstract: The present invention proposes a solution for providing IMS services to users having circuit-switched controlled terminals. In particular, it is proposed, in order to allow IMS to take the full call and service control, to combine circuit-switched and packet-based multimedia functionality in a new node type called Mobile Access Gateway Control Function (MAGCF). In particular the present invention provides a method for ensuring that the MAGCF node acts as a roaming anchor point in order to enforce the handling of originating and terminating calls in the IMS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Andreas Witzel, Ralf Keller
  • Patent number: 9491613
    Abstract: A system and method for implementing steering of roaming (SOR) services in wireless networks is disclosed. The SOR platform operates on messages transmitted by a home location register (HLR), intercepting them and denying use of a visited network unless it is the preferred visited network of a home network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: ITXC IP Holdings S.a.r.l.
    Inventor: Thomas Schwalb
  • Patent number: 9473872
    Abstract: A method of configuring a mobile terminal within a Long Term Evolution (LTE) compliant mobile wireless communications network. The method comprises controlling a first mobile terminal setting and communication the first mobile terminal setting from a network node to the mobile terminal. The first mobile terminal setting indicates whether supplementary services management setting controls originating from a mobile terminal are to be transmitted between the mobile terminal and an application server through an Internet Protocol (IP) Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) network. The first mobile terminal setting instructs the mobile terminal to modify a first configuration parameter within a first Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) Managed Object (MO) stored at the mobile terminal to indicate whether supplementary services management setting controls originating from the mobile terminal are to be transmitted through an IMS network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ricky Kumar Kaura
  • Patent number: 9439163
    Abstract: A location proxy server receives a network-initiated location request. The location proxy server determines the location request is a coarse location request for a mobile device. The location proxy server forwards the coarse location request for the mobile device to a location server. The location server completes a control plane function to determine the location of the mobile device and provides a location answer to the location proxy server. The location proxy server provides the location answer to the application server initiating the location request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Cellco Partnership
    Inventors: Rachel Yu-Yin Ward, Atul Thaper
  • Patent number: 9372934
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for creating and using a Shortcode for any street or postal address, including an imbedded Shortcode (ISC) that differentiates and visually distinguishes the alpha-numeric characters constituting the Shortcode within the visual display of the full street address. A Shortcode may be automatically created and uniquely associated with a full street or postal address for anywhere in the world, including a street number, street name and/or type, city, state, country, or any street or unit prefix or suffix designation. The ISC enables the Shortcode to be visually identified by distinguishing the Shortcode from the other characters constituting the full traditional street or postal address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: WGRS LICENSING COMPANY, LLC
    Inventor: S. Lee Hancock
  • Patent number: 9253714
    Abstract: A multi-mode communication device having a scan optimizer capable of prioritizing scan frequencies for different radio access technologies (RATs) during a network search. The scan frequency prioritization may be based on various network coverage considerations associated with RAT availability, RAT density within a region, geographic location, historic attachment for the multi-mode device, an operation mode of the multi-mode device, etc. The multimode device can utilize its scan optimizer to generate an optimized scan schedule to be employed for a limited duration during a network search to improve its likelihood of success in detecting and/or attaching to a network associated with a prioritized RAT. A default scan schedule having equal scan frequency prioritization can be employed by the multi-mode device at a time when the limited duration of the optimized scan schedule expires and no networks associated with a prioritized RAT have been acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Wenping Lou, Wen Zhao
  • Patent number: 9253743
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for reducing latency and improving beacon reception by a device capable of providing multiple wireless interfaces via a single radio (a “multi-interface device”). The multi-interface device utilizes the single radio to communicate with a first device over a first wireless channel and to communicate with a second device over a second wireless channel. The multi-interface device determines that a difference in time between a transmission of a first beacon by the first device over the first wireless channel and a transmission of a second beacon by the second device over the second wireless channel is less than a predetermined amount of time. In response to determining that the difference in time is less than the predetermined amount of time, the multi-interface device sends a request to either the first or the second device to shift the transmission of future beacons by a requested offset time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Sushant Kumar Mishra, Jayaraman Nagarajan, Gireesh Hegde, Rakesh Raman
  • Patent number: 9241367
    Abstract: Systems and methods for Wi-Fi roaming. A gateway supports both a local access point (AP) and a virtual AP. The local AP is accessible only to an “owner” of the gateway. The virtual AP (VAP) is accessible to devices associated with the owner of the gateway and to roaming Wi-Fi devices. A datastore conveys information about the roaming Wi-Fi devices to the VAP to permit them to access the VAP without the need for manual configuration of the VAP. A roaming Wi-Fi device may communicate with a gateway via a tunnel to maintain session connectivity during roaming. A session may be initiated on one network, such as a Wi-Fi network or a cellular network, handed off to another network, such as a cellular network or a Wi-Fi network, and then returned to the network on which the session was initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: TIME WARNER CABLE ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: John Anthony Chen, Brian Coughlin, Dave Hawkins, Geoff Filippi
  • Patent number: 9232492
    Abstract: Determining a geo-location estimate of a mobile device determined based on detected radio transmitters needs to uniquely identify at least one of the visible cellular towers. The estimate may be improved if multiple cellular towers can be uniquely identified. However, mobile devices may not determine unique identifiers for each visible cellular tower based upon configuration of the cellular radio protocol stack implementation. It is possible to disambiguate non-unique parameters detected at a mobile device to unique IDs of the cellular towers to aid in geo-location. The disambiguation is accomplished using disambiguation information that is associated with the cellular tower the mobile device is currently camped on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Anand Ravindra Oka, Sean Bartholomew Simmons, Khenaidoo Nursimulu
  • Patent number: 9148895
    Abstract: Mobility of firewall rules for clients moving among bridge AP nodes in a wireless network. APs operate in bridge mode. A wireless client C is associated with a first AP. As part of that association, the first AP establishes and maintains personal firewall rules and state for client C. When wireless client C associates with a second AP in the L2 domain, the second AP sends session request to other APs. This may be in the form of a multicast message. Optionally, the second AP may send a unicast message to the first AP indicating that client C has associated with the second AP. APs receiving the multicast session request message for client C check their tables to see if they have stored firewall or other state for client C. APs having storied firewall or other state for client C send session response messages to the second AP containing stored firewall sessions and other state for client C. When the second AP receives a session response, it sends an acknowledgement to the AP which sent the response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Santashil PalChaudhuri, Pradeep Iyer
  • Patent number: 9130662
    Abstract: Systems and methods for band hopping and power conservation in a wireless network are described. At least one embodiment is directed a method of hopping channels by a device within a wireless network. The method comprises hopping from a first channel to a target channel, resetting a virtual carrier sense after hopping to the target channel to enable service on the target channel, waiting for a pre-determined period of time, and setting a virtual carrier sense on the target channel after expiration of the pre-determined period of time and prior to hopping to a next target channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: CONEXANT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Menzo Wentink, James Petranovich
  • Patent number: 9119140
    Abstract: A method and an identification module SIM of a device in a mobile communication system wherein the SIM provides a first subscriber identity to the device and receives updates for a list of forbidden networks stored in a memory of the identification module. The SIM uses the received updates as a list of available networks for a second subscriber identity and provides the second subscriber identity to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: GIESECKE & DEVRIENT GMBH
    Inventor: Thomas Larsson
  • Patent number: 9098580
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for creating and using imbedded Shortcodes. An imbedded Shortcode (ISC) and Shortcode may be uniquely associated with a full name that identifies an item of interest. The Shortcode may be visually identified when the full name is displayed by the ISC, which is select characters of the full name that are visually distinguished from the other characters of the full name. Thus, subsequent reference to the associated full name and its item of interest may be identified simply by using the Shortcode instead of the full name. For example, a user of an electronic device may observe the full name with the ISC in a visual display, and sequentially enter the characters of the Shortcode from the ISC into the electronic device to obtain additional information regarding the item of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: WGRS LICENSING COMPANY, LLC
    Inventor: S. Lee Hancock
  • Patent number: 9094380
    Abstract: In order to solve the problem of performing data transmission between a server and a communication apparatus via a portable terminal apparatus at a high speed, the portable terminal apparatus is provided with: a first communication means which connects with a server on a network and communicates data, a second communication means which connects with the communication apparatus and performs data communication, a temporary storage means which temporarily stores data when relaying data communication between the server and the communication apparatus using the first communication means and the second communication means, and a control means which can control data communication performed by the first communication means and the second communication means asynchronously and in parallel when relaying data communication between the server and the communication apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: LENOVO INNOVATIONS LIMITED (HONG KONG)
    Inventor: Masahito Shinohara
  • Patent number: 9042910
    Abstract: Method for monitoring the presence of a mobile station in at least one special area, wherein a radio communication defining device transmits one radio distinctive defining signal that define the special area by its coverage, the mobile station processes a signal received in order to determine whether or not it is defining signal and more precisely a distinctive one that defines the special area, the mobile station sends an updating signal to a mobile telephone network, the network routes the updating signal to special operating means that adapt the value of an operating parameter. According to the invention, the special area is associated to the mobile station by transmitting to the mobile station a checking data used by the mobile station for determining whether or not the defining signal received is distinctive defining signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: AFIRMA CONSULTING & TECHNOLOGIES, S.L.
    Inventor: Carlos A. Perez Lafuente
  • Patent number: 9014705
    Abstract: An apparatus (100) generates a preferred roaming list (108) for a wireless mobile station (404) that includes area identification data (such as GEO GROUP_ID) (200) corresponding to an area serviced by at least one wireless wide area network, such as a ground based CDMA system and an area services by at least one in-vehicle wireless pico-cell (402), such as a wireless CDMA pico-cell located on an aircraft or any other suitable vehicle. The area identification data (200) is associated with a wireless in-vehicle pico-cell system identification data (205) and in the case of a CDMA pico cell system, a system identification data SID) and network identification (NID) data pair (206) associated with the in-vehicle wireless pico-cell (402).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: William P. Alberth, Jr., Daniel J. Declerck, David J. Krause, William E. Welnick
  • Patent number: 9008654
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for automatically switching from a Home IMSI to a Roaming IMSI and vice versa, said Home IMSI and Roaming IMSI being contained in a SIM card adapted to be used in a mobile station and adapted to comprise elementary files, wherein it comprises the step of triggering the switch from one IMSI to another when detecting an update of the elementary file comprising forbidden public land mobile networks (EFFPIMN).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Gemalto SA
    Inventor: Vinod Sachanandani
  • Patent number: 9003058
    Abstract: Method, User equipment, system and program for limiting an amount of information transmitted between a plurality of user equipments and a server. The method comprising establishing communication links between a plurality of user equipments based upon a proximity of the plurality of user equipments, determining a tactical common mission group selected from the linked plurality of user equipments using a mission profile stored in each of the plurality of user equipments; and selecting a proxy for the tactical common mission group. The proxy communicates with a server on behalf of the tactical common mission group. A proxy is selected based upon a ranking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Telcordia Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chit Chung, Ashish Jain, Dennis Egan, John R. Wullert, II, Hyong Sop Shim
  • Patent number: 8995995
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically roaming with a wireless device. A signal strength of a first wireless signal is sampled at a time interval. A determination is made whether the signal strength is less than a threshold for a predetermined duration. The wireless device is set to roam on a second wireless signal in response to the signal strength of the first wireless signal being less than the threshold for the predetermined duration. The wireless device is reset to a default setting for communication after a predetermined duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Bennett Gamel, Robert John Morrill
  • Patent number: 8995947
    Abstract: While a mobile wireless device (102) operates in a home region (106), the mobile wireless device (102) displays public broadcast messages in accordance with the default broadcast message display settings (244) for the home region (106). In the event that the mobile wireless device (102) transits to a different region (110) for which region-specific broadcast message display settings have not already been configured, the mobile wireless device (102) queries a user to configure the broadcast message display settings (244) to be used for the new region (110). The display settings for a given region may be stored such that when the mobile wireless device (102) enters a region previously visited, the previously-configured display settings for the previously-visited region may be automatically implemented without user prompting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Scott T Droste, Howard P Benn, Jian Jun Wu
  • Patent number: 8995994
    Abstract: A telecommunications system includes a first (home) mobile telecommunications network A5 second (roamed) mobile telecommunications network B and a third (virtual) mobile telecommunications network C. The virtual network C does not have its own radio access network but uses the radio access network of network B in accordance with a commercial contract between networks B and C. Network C is a MVNO. When a mobile telecommunications device that has network A as its home network roams to network B, the mobile telecommunications device initially registers with network B as the roamed network. Conventionally, communications between network A and network B would be transmitted via a fixed communication link (25) (such as a leased line). However, in the embodiment described, the network A transmits a command to the mobile telecommunications device, instructing that device to de-register from network B and to re-register with virtual network C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Vodafone IP Licensing Limited
    Inventors: Mark Dowds, Paul Davey, Ian Maxwell
  • Patent number: 8989785
    Abstract: Voicemail is received at a voicemail server and converted to an audio file format; it is then sent or streamed over a wide area network to a voice to text transcription system comprising a network of computers. One of the networked computers plays back the voice message to an operator and the operator intelligently transcribes the actual message from the original voice message by entering the corresponding text message (actually a succinct version of the original voice message, not a verbose word-for-word conversion) into the computer to generate a transcribed text message. The transcribed text message is then sent to the wireless information device from the computer. Because human operators are used instead of machine transcription, voicemails are converted accurately, intelligently, appropriately and succinctly into text messages (SMS/MMS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Michael Doulton
  • Patent number: 8989718
    Abstract: In embodiments, the present invention provides a method and system for providing a user interface that simultaneously and dynamically presents a sponsored content concurrently with activating a mobile communication facility, wherein the dynamic presentation is based at least in part on a mobile subscriber characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Millennial Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Jorey Ramer, Adam Soroca, Dennis Doughty, Neal J. Karasic
  • Patent number: 8989733
    Abstract: Systems and methodologies are described that facilitate improved multi-mode system selection in a wireless communication system. As described herein, various techniques can be utilized to synthesize system databases corresponding to disparate groups of radio access technologies (RATs), such as a Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) list and/or a Preferred Roaming List (PRL), with one or more overlay databases and associated location information to generate a multi-mode list of preferred systems. As described herein, a preferred system listing can be constructed to leverage fine granularity of information in one or more databases while still supporting databases with coarser information. Techniques are additionally described herein for augmenting and/or grouping one or more overlay databases to facilitate a higher available granularity of information for various RATs than that provided in system databases corresponding to the RATs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Young C. Yoon, Srinivasan Balasubramanian, Arvind Swaminathan
  • Patent number: 8983458
    Abstract: A mobile communication device maintains a stored list of a plurality of carrier identifications, where each carrier identification is stored in association with one of a plurality of country codes. The mobile device is also associated with a home wireless carrier that is identifiable by a home carrier identification stored in its memory. The mobile device reads the home carrier identification from the memory, and selects one of the plurality of country codes that is stored in association with the home carrier identification. During operation, the mobile device reads a specified domain name in response to a user-initiated request made via a Web browser or search application. Then, the mobile device produces a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) request with a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) corresponding to a specified domain name and a country code parameter which includes the selected country code. The HTTP request with the URL is submitted via the wireless communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Blackberry Limited
    Inventors: Tomasz Buczek, Kalu Onuka Kalu, Sanjay Kalyanasundaram
  • Patent number: 8977260
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein provide systems and methods that prevent clone devices from registering with a wireless communication network. In a particular embodiment, a wireless device exchanges communications with a wireless communication network during an initial period of time. The wireless device transfers an initial location of the wireless device during the initial period of time to an authorization system for the wireless communication network. During a second period of time, the wireless device transfers a registration request indicating a confirmation location and a location of the wireless device during the second period of time to the authorization system. The authorization system processes the registration request to validate the confirmation location based on the initial location. If the confirmation location is validated based on the initial location, then the authorization system allows the wireless device to access the wireless communication network during the second period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Sprint Communication Company L.P.
    Inventors: Heesook Choi, Travis Edward Dawson
  • Patent number: 8971846
    Abstract: A virtual operator and method for performing authentication and service translation. The virtual operator assigns first and second identifiers to subscribers. The virtual operator updates the second identifier when the service provider corresponding to the second identifier changes. When the virtual operator receives a request for authentication, the virtual operator forwards the authentication request to a serving network for authentication. When the virtual operator receives a service request, the virtual operator selects, using network optimization criteria, a network to provide the requested service. The virtual operator translates network protocols when the network forwarding authentication or service request uses a network protocol different from the network performing authentication or the requested service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Megasoft Limited
    Inventors: G. V. Kumar, S. Mohan Kumar, Radhakrishnan Subhashree
  • Patent number: 8971877
    Abstract: A method for relaying a call message requiring a particular service from an MSC to a service logic unit, involves the steps of receiving a service request trigger to provide a particular service at the MSC from a subscriber. The call message requiring a particular service is transmitted from the MSC to an HLR. The HLR determines the service logic unit to provide the particular service responsive to at least one of the call message requiring a particular service, a trigger indication and a subscriber profile associated with the subscriber. The call message requiring a particular service is transmitted from the HLR to the determined service logic unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: MetroPCS Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Erik Kosar
  • Patent number: 8965363
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, system, and computer-readable storage media for controlling channel access to a mobile device are described. Based upon a configuration being initiated for the mobile device, a preferred roaming list (PRL) on the mobile device is compared to a stored PRL for the mobile device. A channel access to the mobile device is denied when the PRL on the mobile device does not match the stored PRL. A channel is assigned to the mobile device when the PRL on the mobile device matches the stored PRL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Shoba Umamaheswaran, Kyle Trent Ulrey, Kenneth Michael Kieffer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8965801
    Abstract: A method of providing support services as a service is presented. For example, the method includes providing to a service provider one or more service modules operative to provide the support services to the service provider. The one or more service modules are provided by one or more suppliers of the support services and include instruction code operative to be performed on a processor device and one or more application programming interfaces operative for programmatic access to the one or more service module. The service modules may further include one or more user interfaces operative for interactive access to a respective service module. The one or more service modules may include, for example, one or more of a profile service module, an offering service module, a customer service module, a process service module, a user interface service module and a revenue service module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Deng Yu, Michael Reuben Head, Andrzej Kochut, Jonathan Paul Munson, Anca Sailer, Hidayatullah Habeebullah Shaikh
  • Patent number: 8964607
    Abstract: A communication apparatus to be used for a newer system employing an FDD scheme in an area where an older system and the newer system coexist. The communication apparatus includes a first communication unit communicating at least a downlink data channel of the newer system using a frequency band belonging to a first frequency range (3.4-3.8 GHz); and a second communication unit communicating at least an uplink control channel of the newer system using a frequency band belonging to a second frequency range (2 GHz band) lower than the first frequency range. The second frequency range is used for uplink and downlink communications in the older system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Motohiro Tanno, Mamoru Sawahashi, Seizo Onoe, Nobuhiko Miki, Yoshihisa Kishiyama, Hidekazu Taoka
  • Patent number: 8965362
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for network accessing configured to prefix filtering one or more wildcard identity for an International Mobile Subscriber Identity (“IMSI”) application is disclosed. Upon receiving a request of a new rule with system identification (“SID”) for network access, a process of wildcard prefixing is able to identify a wildcard in a predefined field of the SID. The SID, in one example, is an IMSI. After retrieving a specific prefix in accordance with the wildcard, the wildcard is replaced with the specific prefix in the predefined field of the SID to form a modified rule. The predefined field of the SID can be a field for mobile country code (“MCC”), mobile network code (“MNC”), or mobile subscriber identification number (“MSIN”). The process subsequently inserts the modified rule into a memory structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: WiChorus
    Inventors: Santhosh Kumar Thodupunoori, Senthil Raja Velu, Sridharan Muthuswamy
  • Patent number: 8958785
    Abstract: Systems and methods for terminating telephony communications to a mobile telephony device that is roaming outside of its native service area make use of a forwarding termination service. The forwarding termination service causes the native mobile telephony service provider that provides service to the mobile telephony device to forward incoming telephony communications directed the native telephone number of the mobile telephony device to a forwarding access number. The forwarding termination service receives telephony communications directed to the forwarding access number, and then terminates the telephony communication to the mobile telephony device via any one of multiple different methods. The mobile telephony service provider can be instructed to implement and cancel call forwarding instructions by dialing a special character string on the mobile telephony device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Vonage Network, LLC
    Inventor: Guy Fighel
  • Patent number: 8954112
    Abstract: An apparatus and method set up an interface in a mobile terminal. The method includes: storing an interface setup application including customized data unique to countries and operators; determining whether a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card is inserted into the mobile terminal when the mobile terminal is powered on; detecting a Mobile Country Code (MCC) and a Mobile Network Code (MNC) included in the SIM card, if the SIM card is inserted into the mobile terminal; executing the interface setup application and searching for customized data corresponding to the detected MCC and MNC from among the customized data unique to countries and operators; and installing an interface of the mobile terminal based on the searched customized data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chae-Whan Lim, Hyun-Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 8954070
    Abstract: A method and system for selecting a communication network by a wireless communication device (106) includes receiving (310) an identification parameter at the wireless communication device from a communication network which identifies the communication network. Next, the method compares (312) the identification parameter with a list at the wireless communication device to determine (314) service information. The service information identifies the services supported by the communication network. The method further includes comparing (316) the service information with a service-related datum at the wireless communication device that indicates the services desired by the wireless communication device. Lastly, the method includes selecting (318) the communication network for accessing a requested service if the service information matches the service-related datum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: William E. Welnick, William P. Alberth, Jr., Murali Narasimha
  • Patent number: 8942702
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) acquires a time of a first cell of a first RAT and receives instructions to handover from a source RAT to the first cell of a first target RAT. The handover is delayed based on the acquired timing and the UE communicates on the source RAT during the delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Tom Chin, Guangming Shi, Kuo-Chun Lee
  • Patent number: 8942680
    Abstract: A system and method for retrieving the dynamic state of mobile communication devices is disclosed. The key state indicators from mobile communication devices are retrieved to target user requested contents or advertising contents for users of the communication devices. The method for delivering the contents to mobile communication devices includes determining key state indicators (KSI) of mobile communication devices sending the determined values to a server, and orienting the values to send the content to users of said mobile communication devices, on request. The key state indicators of mobile communication devices comprises of device state, link state, network state, behavior state and dynamic state of the device. The values of key state indicators are calculated and stored in said mobile communication device in a Mobile Advertising Record (MAR) format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Mformation Software Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Badri Nath, Rakesh Kushwaha