Auto-dialing Patents (Class 455/460)
  • Patent number: 9942873
    Abstract: Performing concurrent data communication and voice call monitoring using a single cellular radio. According to some embodiments, the UE may perform data communication, via the radio, using a first RAT, supported by a first SIM. The UE may also perform paging functions for a voice communication, via the radio, using a second RAT, supported by a second SIM. In some scenarios, the first and second RATs are the same. The data communication and the paging functions may be performed concurrently using shared physical layer resources. For example, the shared physical layer resources may comprise a shared software defined radio (SDR) configured to demodulate and/or decode signals of the data communication and the paging function. As another example, the shared physical layer resources may comprise a shared Rake receiver configured to demodulate signals of the data communication and the paging function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Johnson O. Sebeni, Li Su, Jianxiong Shi
  • Patent number: 9277053
    Abstract: A method, computer-readable medium, and apparatus for providing ready-to-dial global phone numbers is provided. In one embodiment of the present invention, a telephone number parser parses a received telephone number into a collection of telephone number components. The telephone number parser validates each telephone number component of the collection of telephone number components. A telephone number manager stores the collection of telephone number components. In response to receiving a request for a telephone number, a telephone number assembler generates the telephone number from the collection of telephone number components. The telephone number is configured to be successfully dialed from a location from which the telephone number is to be dialed. Finally, the telephone number manager displays the telephone number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: Timothy Fallen-Bailey
  • Patent number: 9025526
    Abstract: A mobile station UE according to the present invention includes a notification reception unit 21 configured to receive an SIB2 in E-UTRAN and a barring processor unit 22 configured to perform predetermined barring processing in E-UTRAN based on information elements included in the SIB2. The barring processor unit 22 is configured to perform barring processing for origination of a CS call using a CSFB function based on “ac-BarringForCSFB-r10” and “ac-BarringForMO-Data” among the information elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Wuri Andarmawanti Hapsari, Mikio Iwamura, Itsuma Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8971953
    Abstract: In a method for dialing phone numbers using a portable communication device, the device includes a keypad including numeric keys and an LED driver. Each of the numeric keys is equipped with a first color LED light and a second color LED light. The LED driver drives the first LED light under each of the numeric keys to emit a first color light. The LED driver turns off the first LED light under the numeric key and turns on the second LED light under the numeric key to emit a second color light according to an LED control signal. The LED driver further turns off the second LED light and turns on the first LED light to emit the first color light when the digit input from the keypad is in a digital group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., Chi Mei Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Kai-Bo Qu
  • Patent number: 8948194
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present invention disclose a method and user terminal for receiving multicast control channel (MCCH) change notifications, which include: obtaining the transmission time of an MCCH change notification; and when the MCCH change notification is not received during one MCCH modification period, receiving, according to the transmission time of the MCCH change notification, the MCCH change notification at least N times, wherein N is the preset reception times of the MCCH change notification. In the present invention, the efficiency of receiving MCCH change notifications by user terminals is improved, and the probability of processing MCCH change notifications falsely due to too many network identifiers in a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: China Mobile Communications Corporation
    Inventors: Youjun Gao, Zhenping Hu, Ning Yang, Chunfeng Cui
  • Patent number: 8903449
    Abstract: An intelligent dialing method and a terminal are provided by the present invention. The method includes: a terminal receiving a called number input by a user and inquiring home location information of the called number; obtaining home location information of a local host number and information of a telecommunication operator to which the local host number belongs; determining a call type of this call according to the home location information of the called number and the home location information of the local host number; extracting a dialing prefix corresponding to the telecommunication operator to which the local host number belongs and the call type according to corresponding relationship information among a stored dialing prefix with the telecommunication operator and the call type; and combining the extracted dialing prefix with the called number into a target number to make the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventor: Honghua Gao
  • Patent number: 8880041
    Abstract: A method for exchanging calling and called roles of communication terminals is disclosed. The method includes: a virtual calling party initiating a service request, and sending service request information to a virtual called party; the virtual called party matching a characteristic field carried in received service request information with data in a self preset calling-called role exchange rule base, and if the characteristic field and data can be matched, initiating a corresponding callback service to the virtual calling party according to contents of matched items; and the virtual calling party receiving the corresponding callback service initiated by the virtual called party. A system for exchanging the calling and called roles of communication terminals is also disclosed. By the method and system of the invention, the exchange of calling and called roles between communication terminals of two parties can be implemented automatically, which improves user experience on communication terminal products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventor: Jun Xie
  • Patent number: 8855687
    Abstract: A device and method include detecting signal strength received at a mobile cellular communication device. A dropped call is detected between the device and another device as a function of detected signal strength. The dropped call is reconnected when detected signal strength reaches a selected first threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Howard J. Locker, Axel Ramirez Flores, Bradley Park Strazisar, James Stephen Rutledge, Jennifer Greenwood Zawacki, Michael Thano Matthews, Scott Edwards Kelso, Steven Richard Perrin, Yi Zhou
  • Patent number: 8843120
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a computer and telecommunication network which can receive, send and manage information from or to a subscriber of the network, based on the subscriber's configuration. The network is made up of at least one cluster containing voice servers which allow for telephony, speech recognition, text-to-speech and conferencing functions, and is accessible by the subscriber through standard telephone connections or through internet connections. The network also utilizes a database and file server allowing the subscriber to maintain and manage certain contact lists and administrative information. A web server is also connected to the cluster thereby allowing access to all functions through internet connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Parus Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Alex Kurganov
  • Patent number: 8825033
    Abstract: A network controller including processing circuitry may be configured to receive dynamic position information indicative of a three dimensional position of at least one mobile communication node, compare fixed position information indicative of fixed geographic locations of respective access points of a network to the dynamic position information to determine a relative position of the at least one mobile communication node relative to at least one of the access points based on the fixed position information and the dynamic position information, and provide network control instructions to at least one network asset based on the relative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Smartsky Networks LLC
    Inventors: Gerard James Hayes, Elbert Stanford Eskridge, Koichiro Takamizawa
  • Patent number: 8761755
    Abstract: A communication device may include a Physical (PHY) layer configured to provide multiple communication services across a communication network. The communication device may adjust the PHY layer according to a first set of performance characteristics to provide a first communication service. When the device identifies a communication service change to the second communication service, the communication device may adjust the PHY layer according to a second set of performance characteristics, different from the first set, to provide the second communication service. The communication device may also receive a configuration indication from an application executing on the device specifying a performance characteristic change to the PHY layer. The communication device may also include multiple independent PHY layers that may adjusted independently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Jeyhan Karaoguz
  • Patent number: 8699473
    Abstract: A wireless local area network is provided with at least one cell controller and simplified RF ports which are configured to provide lower level media access control functions. Higher level media access control functions are provided in a cell controller, which may service one or more RF ports that are capable operating with at least two wireless local area subnetworks. Mobile units can also be configured with the higher level media access control functions being performed in a host processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Beach
  • Patent number: 8699474
    Abstract: A wireless local area network is provided with simplified RF ports which are configured to provide lower level media access control functions. Higher level media access control functions and management functions are provided with a system having a cell controller, which may service one or more RF ports. Mobile units can also be configured with the higher level media access control functions being performed in a host processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Beach
  • Patent number: 8688101
    Abstract: A network controller including processing circuitry may be configured to receive dynamic position information indicative of a three dimensional position of at least one mobile communication node, compare fixed position information indicative of fixed geographic locations of respective access points of a network to the dynamic position information to determine a relative position of the at least one mobile communication node relative to at least one of the access points based on the fixed position information and the dynamic position information, and provide network control instructions to at least one network asset based on the relative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Smartsky Networks LLC
    Inventors: Gerard James Hayes, Elbert Stanford Eskridge, Jr., Koichiro Takamizawa
  • Patent number: 8630225
    Abstract: A system and method supporting over-the-air programming of access device such as, for example, a mobile multimedia handset and a wireless personal digital assistant (PDA) via a broadband access gateway, is disclosed. The broadband access gateway may receive identifying information from the access device via a personal area network and/or a wireless local area network, and may transfer the identifying information to a wide area network or a third party content provider, via a broadband network. The broadband access gateway may enable the registration of the access device with the wide area network, and may receive firmware/software updates and/or provisioning parameters via the broadband network. The gateway may then transfer the firmware/software update and/or provisioning parameters to the access device via the personal area network and/or wireless local area network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Jeyhan Karaoguz, Marc Abrams, Nambirajan Seshadri
  • Patent number: 8559364
    Abstract: A method is provided for transmitting/receiving data in a communication system. The method includes determining, when data to be transmitted to at least one Mobile Station (MS) is generated, a region where an MS that receive the generated data among the at least one MS is located, allocating resources of a data transmission region divided into a first region and a second region to the MS that receive the generated data according to the determination result, including the generated data in a region where the resource is allocated, and including, in a MAP message region, resource allocation information of the region where the data is included and information on an MS that receive the data included in the resource-allocated region, and transmitting, to the MS, a frame including the region in which the generated data is included, and the MAP message region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Soo Hwang, Soon-Young Yoon, Yong-Seok Kim, Ki-Young Han, Keun-Chul Hwang, Joo-Hyun Lee, June Moon
  • Patent number: 8554170
    Abstract: A cell phone software application that automatically informs a person's ICE contacts when their cell phone has made an emergency 911 call. Also included are systems for sending the GPS location of the cell phone to both the emergency service responders and to the ICE contacts. Personal medical information can also be transmitted automatically to the emergency service when the emergency call has been made. A system for disabling the alerting of the person's ICE contacts is also included such that the cell phone user is free to make emergency calls on behalf of other people.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Quid Fit LLC
    Inventors: Peter Joseph Franz, Karyn Elizabeth Franz, Tracy Eugene Mailloux, Ross David Hoyer, Lucas John Haan
  • Publication number: 20130237258
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method for notifying a reserved call of an electronic device includes registering a schedule of at least one time period, acquiring an outgoing number when an incoming call is rejected, determining a time of notifying the reserved call associated with the outgoing number by referring to the schedule, and notifying the reserved call associated with the outgoing number when the determined time arrives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD
    Inventor: Jong-Min Yoon
  • Patent number: 8532023
    Abstract: A method and system using inter-node interference data to improve the routing of data within a wireless mesh network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Milind M. Buddhikot, Scott C. Miller, Anand Prabhu Subramanian
  • Patent number: 8498278
    Abstract: A system is provided for a wireless local area network. The system includes, but is not limited to, at least one cell controller and simplified RF ports which are configured to provide lower level media access control functions. Higher level media access control functions are provided in a cell controller, which may service one or more RF ports that are capable operating with at least two wireless local area subnetworks. Mobile units can also be configured with the higher level media access control functions being performed in a host processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Beach
  • Patent number: 8498630
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method and apparatus for initiating a call in a mobile telephone system, comprising the steps of: comparing a current location of a mobile terminal to at least one predetermined location; and, responsive to a location match, initiating a call from the mobile terminal to a predetermined number associated with said at least one predetermined location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Avaya UK
    Inventors: Bence Alaksza, Miguel Angel Castro, Nigel Dunne, Mark Fairbrother, Robin Anthony Foreman, Darren Holmes, Terry Peter David Stebbens, Mark G. Wildie
  • Patent number: 8483192
    Abstract: A six field address scheme identifies both the originating point and the endpoint of a data frame enabling multiple hop forwarding through a plurality of intermediate mesh points in a wireless mesh network. Data frames originating or ending at a point outside of the wireless mesh network access the wireless network at a mesh access point using a legacy address scheme. The legacy address schemes are converted to a six address scheme using a proxy address table at the access point. Each mesh access point includes not only a routing table but a proxy address table as well as enabling the mesh access point, and/or mesh portal points, to convert address schemes having less than six address fields to the six field format. Subsequent to the conversion, mesh points within the wireless mesh network need only the routing table to facilitate the forwarding of the data frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Liwen Chu, Kyeongsoo Kim, George Vlantis
  • Patent number: 8447334
    Abstract: As a network control device which controls a call connection between a calling party terminal and a called party terminal, a network control device determines whether the own network control device is in a congestion state when a handover request is acquired from another network control device which is in the congestion state, and stops transmitting a busy tone to a mobile terminal which is the calling party terminal and transmits a ring back tone to the mobile terminal when it is determined that the own network control device is not in the congestion state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Osamu Tsuchiya, Shuichi Abe, Yoshiyuki Imai, Takayuki Moriyama
  • Patent number: 8428624
    Abstract: A method in one application of maintaining a paging status associated with a communication device. The method also comprises paging the communication device based on the paging status. A system in one application comprising a communications controller configured to store a paging status that is associated with a communication device. The system further comprising a communications manager communicatively coupled to the communications controller. Also, at least one data store is communicatively coupled to the communications controller. The communications controller pages a communication device based on a paging status. The paging status is stored in one of the at least one data store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: David S. Benco, Paresh Kanabar, John C. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8411617
    Abstract: A method for transmitting uplink channel information in a wireless communication system is provided. The method comprises transmitting an adaptive modulation and coding (AMC) band bitmap indicating at least one AMC band selected from a plurality of AMC bands with a first transmission period through a plurality of uplink control channels and transmitting a channel quality indicator (CQI) based on transmission of the AMC band bitmap with a second transmission period through any one of the plurality of uplink control channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Young Chun, Hyun Soo Ko, Moon Il Lee, Bin Chul Ihm, Wook Bong Lee
  • Patent number: 8411625
    Abstract: According to one general aspect, a method comprising establishing a connection with at least one mobile station (MS). The method further comprising, in one embodiment, allocating communication resources, in resource blocks, to the MS. In various embodiments, the method also comprising selecting a size of a burst length field based in part upon a bandwidth and a number of orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols used to communicate with the MS. In another example embodiment, the method also comprising selecting a size of a burst length field based in part upon a bandwidth and scheduling time duration (which can be based upon sub-frame, multiple sub-frame or frame duration) used to communicate with the MS. In one embodiment, the method may also include transmitting, to the MS, a message that includes the burst length field. In some embodiments, the burst length field may indicate to the MS the number of resource blocks allocated to the MS for purposes of communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Siemens Networks Oy
    Inventors: Shashikant Maheshwari, Adrian Boariu, Chao Wei
  • Patent number: 8385954
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for automatically responding to mobile phone short messages, comprising the following steps: step a, set a short message auto responding number and auto responding content; step b, when receiving a new message, judge whether the sender number of the new message needs an auto response; step c, if the number needs an auto response, respond the auto responding message to the sender of the short message. The method for automatically responding to mobile phone short messages provided in the invention can auto respond short messages to one or some phone numbers according to the requirement of a user, and can input auto responding content according to the requirement of the user, thus greatly helping the user respond a short message in time on special occasions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Huizhou TCL Mobile Communication Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jun Shuai
  • Patent number: 8345591
    Abstract: A wireless mobile communication (WMC) device may be determine a quality of service (QOS) required to communicate data. The WMC device may utilize a plurality of physical layers available in the WMC device to retain the QOS throughout the data communication. The physical layers may comprise a plurality of wireless technologies and/or a plurality of transmission power levels within each wireless technology. Selection of physical layers that may be utilized may comprise determination of available QOS through the physical layers, available power in the WMC device, and/or power requirement for communicating data via the physical layers. Data encoding may also be utilized to alter size of communicated data while retaining the required QOS. Data encoding may comprise utilizing encoding schemes, data compression, and/or redundancy bits. A set of deadlines may be utilized to enable switching between available physical layers to ensure maintaining and/or achieving required QOS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander G. MacInnis, Thomas Quigley, Arya Behzad, Jeyhan Karaoguz, John Walley, Mark Buer
  • Patent number: 8340696
    Abstract: A mobile terminal device including a communication processor that conducts wireless communication processing, an operation unit that receives an instruction input from a user for selecting a communication contact, a displacement detector that detects a magnitude of displacement in orientation of the mobile terminal device, and a controller that causes the communication processor to conduct the wireless communication with the selected communication contact according to the detected magnitude of displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.
    Inventors: Kosuke Endo, Hironori Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8200201
    Abstract: A determination result of whether a counter communication node belongs to a same network as a mobile phone apparatus itself, a different network from the mobile phone apparatus itself or a public line network is stored in a call reception history. when a call is originated by using the call reception history, a prefix number is automatically added to the call originator number based on a previous related data. The mobile IP telephone apparatus extracts a call originator number from the call originator data and recognizes that the call originator number is a public network number or a mobile phone number if the head of the number is “0”. The mobile IP telephone apparatus 4 recognizes that the counter node is an extension telephone in an intra-company IP network if the head of the number is not “0”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Mariko Okuyama
  • Patent number: 8193908
    Abstract: An improved pager with a touch-sensitive display screen and method for transmitting a message therefrom is provided. Inputting a message onto the touch-sensitive display screen greatly facilitates sending a message from the pager and is more versatile than using navigation or soft keys to transmit built-in messages or using a small keyboard to type in messages. The pager of the preferred embodiments is operative to convert the inputted symbols into a text message and transmit the text message to a paging network. Because the pager transmits the content represented by the inputted symbols, the pager of the preferred embodiments is more versatile than pagers using ink-based systems, which merely transmit the image of the inputted symbol. If the pager is equipped with a browser application, the message from the pager can take the form of a request to a server located in a telecommunication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventors: Patrick Jay Walsh, Theodore James Myers
  • Patent number: 8089923
    Abstract: When the number of multiplexed connections of PSs to a CS is changed due to issuance of a connection request from other PS to the CS or the like, the CS selects a unique word pattern (new unique word) optimal for the new number of multiplexed connections, so as to request switching from an old unique word to a new unique word to each PS of the user who has established multiple access. When a response to the request for switching is received from the PS of each user, the CS transmits a synchronous burst signal including the new unique word to the PS, and the PS also returns the synchronous burst signal including the new unique word. Synchronization is thus established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Tadayoshi Ito, Takeo Miyata
  • Patent number: 8078210
    Abstract: A wireless communication system, including apparatuses and methods, for handling emergency calls from wireless communication devices to emergency services providers and for automatically providing updated location estimates for the wireless communication devices to during such emergency calls absent any request therefor. The updated location estimates are generally provided in response to a detected occurrence of a triggering event within the wireless communication system. In the exemplary embodiments, such triggering events include the passage of a pre-determined threshold period of time and the handover of an emergency call between cells or sectors of the wireless communication system in response to movement of the wireless communication device from which the emergency call is being made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Marvin U. Fuller, Jr., John P. Davis, III
  • Patent number: 8072509
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for image processing, wherein image data is stored as an image record in digital format. The image record is provided with at least a header part (201), an image data part (202) and an auxiliary data part (203). In the method, at least one defining data record (204) containing auxiliary data is stored in connection with the data record (200), wherein in connection with the processing of the image data, it is selected whether said at least one item of image data is displayed in connection with displaying the image. The invention also relates to a system and a device (1) in which the invention is applied, as well as to an image record (200).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Petteri Ruotsalainen, Taisto Heinonen
  • Patent number: 8064933
    Abstract: In a system and method for dialing for a communication device, all phone numbers of a contact in a contact list of the communication device are assigned priorities. All the phone numbers of the contact are ordered according to the priorities. A phone number of the contact are associated with a next phone number according to the order. If a user dials a phone number but the phone number cannot be dialed through, the other phone numbers associated with the phone number are dialed according to the priorities. If all the phone numbers have not been dialed through, the communication device sends a message to a mobile phone number of the contact for informing the user cannot communicate with the contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., Chi Mei Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Zhi-Lu Yin
  • Patent number: 8050720
    Abstract: A speed dialing method for displaying contact information for use in a mobile communication device is disclosed. Plural time threshold values and information display transparencies corresponding to the time threshold values, respectively, are defined. When the mobile communication device receives a trigger signal generated by pressing a button and a time for continuously receiving the trigger signal respectively reaches the time threshold values, contact information corresponding to the pressed button is displayed with information display transparencies corresponding to the time threshold values on a screen of the mobile communication device. When the time for continuously receiving the trigger signal reaches a dial threshold value, a contact phone number assigned to the pressed button is dialed by the mobile communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Yuan-Mao Tsui
  • Patent number: 8023449
    Abstract: A method ensures that a reduction in data throughput is minimized in the event of a cell change in a GPRS network. When it is determined that cell change is appropriate for a mobile station, the BSS ensures that no further data for the mobile station is transmitted form the SGSN, and then continues to transmit all buffered data to the mobile station. The throughput may be deliberately reduced for a part of this time, so that the system timers become adapted to the reduction in throughput which will occur at the cell change. When the buffer has been emptied, the cell change is effected and, thereafter, that mobile station is prioritised in the BSS, in order to allow any buffered data on the uplink or downlink to be cleared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Thomas Walldeen, Sandra Collins, Erik Westerberg
  • Patent number: 8005195
    Abstract: In a messaging system, a messaging server transmits signals over the telephone network to be received by equipment at, e.g., the customer premises. The receiving equipment converts the signals into meaningful information (e.g., written or audible words, audible tones, and/or lights), and provides that information (e.g., by audible announcement and/or visual display) to the user. The signals can be of a variety of types. For example, the signal can be the Incoming Caller Line Identification (ICLID) signal associated with an incoming telephone call. Alternatively, the ICLID signal can be can be sent with the set-up of a non-associated telephone call, and can correspond to a message code, such as to provide the recipient with notification information such as emergency notification messages. Such notification information can be substantially simultaneously transmitted to a number of sets of receiving equipment (e.g., all homes in a given region).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: ClassCo Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Luneau, Ray F. Chadwick
  • Patent number: 8005492
    Abstract: Sending quick paging or regular paging messages is disclosed. The format of the quick paging or regular paging message is compressed in a systematic way without losing any information. Additional bits can be embedded in and extracted from the comparison between each pair of remaining partial numbers that are not compressed further.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: FutureWei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yunsong Yang, Quanzhong Gao, Mingxia Xu
  • Patent number: 7974659
    Abstract: A wireless network is disclosed that provides repeat dialing to called parties that are powered off. The wireless network includes an originating MSC system, a Home Location Register (HLR) system for a called party, and a serving MSC system that serves the called party. Responsive to identifying that the called party is powered off, the calling party transmits a repeat dialing instruction to the originating MSC system. The originating MSC system then transmits a repeat dialing indicator to the HLR system for the called party. The HLR system for the called party identifies when the called party powers on. When the called party does power on, the HLR system transmits an instruction to the serving MSC system to attempt to set up a call between the called party and the calling party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Frances Mu-Fen Chin, Paul C. Mui, Alok Sharma
  • Patent number: 7945274
    Abstract: A wireless network is disclosed that provides repeat dialing to busy called parties. The wireless network includes an originating MSC system that serves a calling party, and a terminating MSC system that serves a called party. The calling party initiates a call to the called party through the originating MSC system, and the terminating MSC system determines that the called party is busy on another call. The originating MSC system then receives a repeat dialing instruction from the calling party and transmits a repeat dialing indicator to the terminating MSC system. The terminating MSC system identifies when the called party becomes available in substantially real time. When available, the terminating MSC system attempts to set up a call between the called party and the calling party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Frances Mu-Fen Chin, Paul C. Mui, Alok Sharma
  • Patent number: 7936710
    Abstract: The invention refers to a system, apparatus and method for carrying out a SIM-based authentication of a user accessing a WLAN, without having provided yet an IP connectivity, along with a layer-2 encryption mechanism for protecting the path between the Terminal Equipment and the Mobile network. Therefore, the invention provides a method for establishing a PPP-tunneling for AKA dialogues between the terminal and an Access Controller for accessing the mobile network owning the SIM. The invention also provides an Access Controller (AC) comprising a Point-to-Point over Ethernet (PPPoE) server for tunneling AKA dialogues from a PPP-client installed in the terminal for the same purpose, and also comprising a Traffic Router and a RADIUS-client. The AC thus including a RADIUS-client is interposed between a RADIUS-proxy accessed from the access points (AP) in the WLAN and the mobile network where SIM-based authentication is carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Jesús Angel de Gregorio Rodriguez, Miguel Angel Monjas Llorente
  • Patent number: 7839986
    Abstract: A process that can be used to process the calling line presentation supplied to a called user following a call made by a calling user in a fixed and/or mobile communications network (for example, GSM, GPRS or UMTS in the latter case). A corresponding code for identifying an operator, such as a long-distance operator, which can be used by the called user for calling back the calling user, is identified, for example, during the registration of the user who is intended to act as the called user with a corresponding operator. This corresponding identification code is inserted automatically into the calling line presentation supplied to the called customer following the call made by the calling user. The call can be a voice call, a data call or a message, such as an SMS or MMS message. The called user is thus able to call back the calling user without having to insert the user's identification code to be used for calling back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Tim Italia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Vincenzo Di Giorgio, Domenico Francesco Puntillo
  • Patent number: 7821992
    Abstract: Improvements to the High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) scheme have been made. Among the three main aspects, providing Optimized Rate Request Reporting, providing Signaling for Lower Delay Delivery, and providing a MAC-e PDU Format for Control Information, the Signaling for Lower Delay Delivery may be considered as the main improvement, while the other two aspects can be supplementary improvements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sung-Duck Chun, Young-Dae Lee
  • Patent number: 7792549
    Abstract: A wireless network is disclosed that provides repeat dialing to called parties that are powered off. The wireless network includes an originating MSC system, a Home Location Register (HLR) system for a called party, and a serving MSC system that serves the called party. Responsive to identifying that the called party is powered off, the calling party transmits a repeat dialing instruction to the originating MSC system. The originating MSC system then transmits a repeat dialing indicator to the HLR system for the called party. The HLR system for the called party identifies when the called party powers on. When the called party does power on, the HLR system transmits an instruction to the serving MSC system to attempt to set up a call between the called party and the calling party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Frances Mu-Fen Chin, Paul C. Mui, Alok Sharma
  • Patent number: 7778594
    Abstract: A paging and mobile communications system and method is disclosed whereby entertainment, news, and other timely information may be delivered to a service recipient through a pager while the service recipient is waiting for service. A master unit delivers information to base units associated with each service provider subscribing to the system, and a plurality of pager units are associated with each base unit. The pager units may allow two-way communication with the base unit, whereby games and other interactive content may be delivered to the service recipient using the paging unit. Advertising may be delivered to service recipients through the system, thereby providing an additional revenue flow to the subscriber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Inventors: Garrett D. Childers, Ashley Childers, Kevin Miller, Gary Childers
  • Patent number: 7676249
    Abstract: Alert methods and apparatus for call appointments in a calendar application based on communication conditions of a mobile station are disclosed. Calendar information for an appointment in the calendar application is received and stored in memory. The calendar information is associated with a date and time of the appointment. In response to identifying an out-of-coverage condition of the mobile communication device within a predetermined time period of the date and time of the appointment, a warning indication is produced at a user interface of the mobile communication device. The warning indication may be or include a message which instructs a user of the mobile communication device to relocate the mobile communication device for removing the out-of-coverage condition, and may also include an audible or vibrating alert. The warning indication may be provided only if a telephone number or other suitable call information is identified within the calendar information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventor: William Daniel Willey
  • Patent number: 7647374
    Abstract: The invention relates to a management of sessions between parties being connectable with a network. Thereby a first party registers to the network and invites a second party to a session. It is determined from a session information whether said session is to be retained by the network. The retaining comprises storing at least part of the session information for a subsequent re-establishment or release of the session by the network on behalf of said first party, releasing said retained session by the network towards the second party on behalf of the first party, when the first party deregisters from the network or loses connection to the network, re-establishing the retained session by the network towards the second party on behalf of the first party, when the first party repeatedly registers to said network or re-establishes connection with said network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Jarno Rajahalme, Christophe Bouret
  • Patent number: 7620007
    Abstract: A method of establishing a connection between network elements is disclosed, in which, when a network element is newly connected, it enters a first mode (the seek mode), in which it attempts to establish the required network connections. In the first mode, the network element continuously sends short messages, once in each time slot. The second mode of operation of the network elements (the standby mode), in which they already have established connections, involves listening for such messages being sent from newly connecting network elements. On detection of such a message, therefore, the already connected network element sends a reply message to the newly connected network element, and the two network elements establish a connection between them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Gunnar Rodin, Antonius Saers
  • Patent number: 7613164
    Abstract: A method for generating an internal clock in a radio network controller and a relevant transmission processing board. The transmission processing board comprises; a clock signal selector for extracting a clock signal from a synchronous/asynchronous line connected with a core network when said transmission processing board functions as a master transmission processing board, or for obtaining a clock signal from a clock bus of a sub-rack in which said transmission processing board is located when said transmission processing board functions as a slave transmission processing board; a phase-locked loop for generating a reference transmission clock based on the clock signal extracted or obtained by said clock signal selector; and a clock driver for transmitting the generated reference transmission clock to the clock bus of the sub-rackin which said transmission processing board is located when said transmission processing board functions as a master transmission processing board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Alcatel
    Inventors: Li Chunxu, Vianney Andrieu, Liu Weiwei, Marc Freynet, Li Qing, Pierre Delbreil, Alf Neustadt