Including Personal Numbering System (i.e., Intelligent Network For Subscriber Tracking Or Follow-me Subscriber Feature) Patents (Class 455/461)
  • Patent number: 10277689
    Abstract: An improved system and method for defining an event based upon an object location and a user-defined zone and managing the conveyance of object location event information among computing devices where object location events are defined in terms of a condition based upon a relationship between user-defined zone information and object location information. One or more location information sources are associated with an object to provide the object location information. One or more user-defined zones are defined on a map and one or more object location events are defined. The occurrence of an object location event produces object location event information that is conveyed to users based on user identification codes. Accessibility to object location information, zone information, and object location event information is based upon an object location information access code, a zone information access code, and an object location event information access code, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Perdiemco LLC
    Inventor: Darrell Diem
  • Patent number: 10136454
    Abstract: An application server for managing communications towards a set of user entities, the set of user entities having a first user entity. The application server includes a receiver for receiving a first session initiation request, the first session initiation request having a public identification identifying the set of user entities, a processor for assigning a first user identification to the public identification, the user identification identifying the first user entity, and a transmitter for transmitting a second session initiation request to establish a communication link towards the first user entity, the second session initiation request including the first user identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Deutsche Telekom AG
    Inventors: Andreas Klein, Rainer Bremer, Sabine Demel, Thomas Dennert, Jens Nilsson, Jörg Thelen
  • Patent number: 10129867
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to universal peer-to-peer signaling network virtualization and orchestration. According to one aspect of the concepts and technologies disclosed herein, a universal DIAMETER orchestrator can determine DIAMETER peer nodes to be utilized to handle DIAMETER signaling traffic for a service. The universal DIAMETER orchestrator can allocate transport resources over which a transport connection between the DIAMETER peer nodes can be established. In some embodiments, the universal DIAMETER orchestrator can allocate the transport resources on-demand. The universal DIAMETER orchestrator can allocate DIAMETER resources to provision DIAMETER signaling interfaces to handle the DIAMETER signaling traffic between the DIAMETER peer nodes. In some embodiments, the universal DIAMETER orchestrator can allocate the DIAMETER resources in accordance with a rule to override a traditional DIAMETER routing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Venson Shaw, Rajendra Prasad Kodaypak
  • Patent number: 10122446
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a central controller that performs operations including monitoring multiple network nodes, at least some of the network nodes being in communication with others through respective point-to-point links. Each point-to-point link includes a respective free space optical channel. The central controller detects optical received signal strength of a free space optical channel falling below a certain level and provides control signals to reconfigure the multiple network nodes. Signals are re-routed along one of the respective point-to-point links through other network nodes responsive to detecting the optical received signal strength falling below the certain level Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: David M. Britz, Jeevan Dodley, Lih-Yuan Lin, Robert R. Miller
  • Patent number: 9992149
    Abstract: Various embodiments support two-way message service and voice communication. In at least some embodiments, temporary numbers from a pool of numbers are automatically assigned to outgoing messages and grouped with the intended recipient's phone number. Recipients can reply to the message by replying to the assigned number and the reply will be sent back to the originator of the message. In at least some embodiments, the pool of numbers includes different types of numbers such as, by way of example and not limitation, shared numbers and dedicated numbers. Further, at least some embodiments can utilize various policies in order to determine how to automatically assign temporary numbers. Such policies can be driven by business rules, regulatory concerns, carrier-based considerations, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Enlai Chu
  • Patent number: 9948732
    Abstract: An electronic device provides a status messaging service. The electronic device includes a communication module, a display module, and a processor that is configured to acquire a status message of the electronic device, and during a service discovery operation, add the acquired status message to a session initiation protocol (SIP) Options message and transmitting the SIP Options message. A method includes acquiring a status message of the electronic device, and adding the acquired status message to a session initiation protocol (SIP) Options message and transmitting out the SIP Options message during a service discovery operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chi-Won Choi, Jae-Yong Cho
  • Patent number: 9916750
    Abstract: A method for a terminal to perform reminding includes outputting first reminding information according to a first event alarm of an event flow alarm clock at a first reminding time of the first event alarm. The event flow alarm clock contains at least two event alarms. The method further includes, when there exists a second event alarm having a second reminding time later than the first reminding time, outputting second reminding information according to the second event alarm at the second reminding time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Hongqiang Wang, Yi Gao, Hai Long
  • Patent number: 9907081
    Abstract: A method and a radio node (110) for managing resources for Device-to-Device discovery in an ad-hoc radio communication network are disclosed. The radio node (110) measures, on an amount of resources, received power to obtain values of received power. The values of received power include a respective value of received power for each resource of the amount of resources. The received power includes power of any existing beacon signals received from one or more of the further radio nodes (120, 130, 140). The radio node (110) selects at least one resource out of the amount of resources. The respective value of received power for the selected at least one resource is among the least of the obtained respective values of received power. The radio node (110) broadcasts, to the further radio nodes (120, 130, 140), a beacon signal on the selected at least one resource, wherein the beacon signal includes one or more of the values of received power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Nadia Brahmi, Gabor Fodor
  • Patent number: 9894603
    Abstract: A wireless communication unit forms any one of a first wireless network and a second wireless network, and performs wireless communication with a terminal device. An NFC communication unit performs short distance wireless communication with a terminal device. A controller switches a network of the wireless communication, which is formed by the wireless communication unit, from the first wireless network to the second wireless network, in response to the short distance wireless communication with the terminal device in a case in which the wireless communication unit forms the first wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Taichi Ueno, Kenji Sakuda
  • Patent number: 9826091
    Abstract: A method and system for updating physical location data associated with a VoIP endpoint device is implemented in a variety of embodiments. In one such embodiment, a VoIP endpoint device stores an identifier for a packet-communicating device which is subject to changing. The VoIP endpoint device has an interface for communication over the Internet via the packet-communicating device and uses a circuit-implemented method for prompting a VoIP user to update physical location data associated with the VoIP endpoint device. In response to a power state transition and a change in the stored identifier, the VoIP endpoint device facilitates an update to the physical location data associated with the VoIP service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: 8×8, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Petit-Huguenin, Bryan R. Martin
  • Patent number: 9806963
    Abstract: A system is configured to receive account information associated with a subscriber and a set of user devices, and receive user input, from a device associated with the subscriber, indicating that a feature is to be activated for the set of user devices. The device is configured to determine an association between the set of user devices and a feature code associated with the feature. The device is configured to receive a request to activate the feature from a user device, of the set of user devices, and determine that the user device is eligible to receive the feature based on the association between the set of user devices and the feature code. The device is configured to activate the feature for the user device based on determining that the user device is eligible to receive the feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Cellco Partnership
    Inventors: Kumar Sanjeev, Jignya Shah, Keith P. Lampron, Seng Kin Liew
  • Patent number: 9756595
    Abstract: A relay node identified by a unique relay node identifier relays communications between a donor base station and one or more user terminals. The donor base station acquires the relay node identifier during a relay node attach procedure from where the relay node or another node in the core network (e.g., mobile management entity). The donor base station may use the relay node identifier to retrieve configuration information for the relay node. The configuration information may be used to configure the relay node, to perform radio resource management functions, and/or to monitor the performance of the relay node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Gunnar Mildh, Peter Moberg
  • Patent number: 9704182
    Abstract: Systems and methods to selectively block calls from reaching destinations based on an input received from a callback connection. One embodiment includes a web server to receive a selection of an advertisement from an customer and to obtain a communication reference from the customer in response to the selection; a session border controller to interface with a packet switched network; and one or more telecommunication servers coupled to the session border controller and the web server, the one or more telecommunication servers to establish a connection for real time communications using the communication reference, to initiate a connection for real time communications with an advertiser of the advertisement after receiving an indication of acceptance of the connection established using the communication reference; where the advertiser is charged an advertisement fee in response to establishing a connection for real time communications between the advertiser and the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: YELLOWPAGES.COM LLC
    Inventors: Ebbe Altberg, Scott Faber, Ron Hirson, Paul G. Manca, Sean Van Der Linden, Virginia Hong-Jia Yang
  • Patent number: 9668120
    Abstract: An MSC-VLR of a wireless telecommunications network also having an HLR and at least a second MSC-VLR and a plurality of mobiles. The MSC-VLR includes a network interface unit which communicates with the network. The MSC-VLR includes a processing unit that is in communication with the network interface unit and which produces a message that is sent to the HLR through the network from the network interface unit which causes the HLR to re-register at least two mobiles which are registered in the HLR for the second MSC-VLR to the MSC-VLR. An HLR of a wireless telecommunications network also having an MSC-VLR and at least a second MSC-VLR and a plurality of mobiles. A method of re-registering mobiles to an MSC-VLR of a wireless telecommunications network also having an HLR from a second MSC-VLR and a plurality of mobiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Sandra Home
  • Patent number: 9626651
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for automated social networking for e-meetings. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for automated social networking for e-meetings is provided. The method includes monitoring content provided to an e-meeting managed by an e-meeting server executing in memory of a host computer. The method further includes detecting a name in the monitored content and comparing the detected name to names in a contact list for a social networking system executing externally to the e-meeting. Finally, the method includes triggering generation of a social networking introduction for the name to different participants to the e-meeting in response to matching the detected name to a name in the contact list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Geetika T. Lakshmanan, Martin Oberhofer
  • Patent number: 9603116
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for maintaining association in a WLAN system are disclosed. The method for performing association by a station (STA) in a wireless LAN (WLAN) system includes: transmitting an association request frame from the station (STA) to an access point (AP); and receiving an association response frame from the access point (AP) in response to the association request frame. If the association request is accepted by the access point (AP), the association response frame includes information regarding an association comeback time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Yongho Seok
  • Patent number: 9596645
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for maintaining association in a WLAN system are disclosed. The method for performing association by a station (STA) in a wireless LAN (WLAN) system includes: transmitting an association request frame from the station (STA) to an access point (AP); and receiving an association response frame from the access point (AP) in response to the association request frame. If the association request is accepted by the access point (AP), the association response frame includes information regarding an association comeback time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Yongho Seok
  • Patent number: 9532176
    Abstract: Relevant geospatial data is provided to a portable device. In particular, several activity detection results collected over a period of time, spanning several time intervals, are received, where each activity detection result provides an estimate of the portable device activity, and where the activity detection results indicate at least two different activities. A single predominant activity of the portable device is determined using the activity detection results. Based on the predominant activity, geospatial data is selected and then provided to the portable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: David R. Gordon, Takahiro Kosakai, Yuta Sawa
  • Patent number: 9462122
    Abstract: Managing an outgoing telephone call includes receiving a request for a telephone call to a first call participant from a second call participant. A list that is specified by the second call participant is accessed. The list specifies users of an electronic communications system for which contact information is maintained. Whether the first call participant is included in the list of users is determined. A group of one or more of the users included in the list of users with which the first call participant is associated is identified when the first call participant is included in the list of users. A rule associated with the identified group that indicates a manner in which electronic communications of the first or second call participants should be handled is accessed, and a manner in which the call should be handled that is in accordance with the accessed rule is identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: AOL Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Bates
  • Patent number: 9451528
    Abstract: Provided are a radio communication terminal, a communication control apparatus, and a communication control method capable of enhancing the possibility of providing a communication application through inter-terminal direct communication (D2D communication) even in a case where a call request cannot be accepted due to congestion on the network side. In a terminal 400A, a call restriction reception unit 420 receives a call restriction containing configuration information on a communication environment necessary for direct communication. During restriction of initiation of communication to the radio access network, a radio communication unit 440 executes direct communication with another radio communication terminal based on the configuration information if a direct communication determination unit 430 determines that a communication application is executable through direct communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Shin-ichi Isobe, Katsutoshi Nishida
  • Patent number: 9390433
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to transmit advertisements to users of mobile communications networks based, at least in part, on such users' real-time geospatial location and known interests. Advertisers transmit advertisements, such as directory listings, coupons, offers and promotions to a mobile advertising service. Each advertisement is associated with at least one geospatial location and at least one category. Users of mobile communication networks submit queries, via their mobile devices, to the mobile adverting service for advertisements relevant to the users' current geospatial location and interests. Advertisements meeting query criteria are selected and transmitted to the users' mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Yellowpages.com LLC
    Inventors: David Lothele Williams, Rohan Koduvayur Krishnan Chandran, Kelvin Voon-Kit Chong, Srinivas A. Mandyam, Krishna Vedati, David Kurtz, Susheel Daswani
  • Patent number: 9369538
    Abstract: A mechanism to enable roaming queries prior to association/authentication while maintaining the advantages of power saving mechanisms can be implemented. The mechanism can involve requiring a mobile terminal to request the desired information a second time so that the access point may take sufficient time to obtain the desired information. The mechanism can be implemented in conjunction with IEEE 802.11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Stefano Faccin
  • Patent number: 9338247
    Abstract: A mechanism to enable roaming queries prior to association/authentication while maintaining the advantages of power saving mechanisms can be implemented. The mechanism can involve requiring a mobile terminal to request the desired information a second time so that the access point may take sufficient time to obtain the desired information. The mechanism can be implemented in conjunction with IEEE 802.11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Stefano Faccin
  • Patent number: 9310902
    Abstract: A method for pairing a control device with a digital sign is provided. The method includes receiving control device geometric attributes and digital sign geometric attributes, determining a digital sign identification based on the control device geometric attributes and the digital sign geometric attributes, and transmitting the digital sign identification to the control device. The control device geometric attributes may define geometric attributes of the control device. The digital sign geometric attributes may define geometric attributes of the digital sign that the control device is attempting to control. The digital sign identification may define the digital sign that the control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Alex Vendrow
  • Patent number: 9313623
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and method of communicating with a user of a wireless device and processing message delivery. One example method of operation may include identifying a group of participants to receive a broadcast message transmitted from a wireless device, transmitting at least one broadcast message from the wireless device to a plurality of computing devices corresponding to the group of participants, receiving a plurality of response messages responsive to the at least one transmitted broadcast message, examining the plurality of response messages and extracting content of the plurality of response messages, generating a summary message based on the extracted content of the plurality of response messages, the summary message comprising portions from all of the plurality of response messages and also comprising information unique to each of the plurality of response messages, and displaying the summary message on a display interface of the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Open Invention Network, LLC
    Inventor: David Gerard Ledet
  • Patent number: 9269096
    Abstract: Methods and systems for synchronizing communication of different versions of an advertisement to multiple, disparate devices associated with a user are provided. The advertisement is received on a first device associated with the user. Incident to receiving the advertisement, the first device establishes a communication path with a second device associated with the user. Utilizing the communication path, capabilities of the second device are determined. A version of the advertisement is rendered for the second device, where the version rendered is dependent upon the determined capabilities of the second device. And, utilizing the communication path, the rendered version of the advertisement is communicated to the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Pritesh Patwa, Martin M Markov, Wook Jin Chung
  • Patent number: 9270588
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a method is provided that assigns a sequence value to a host. The host is identified by a host network layer address. After the assignment, the host network layer address and the sequence value are included in an advertisement for transmission. In another example embodiment, another method is provided. Here, a first sequence value associated with the host network layer address is received from a network device. In addition, a second sequence value associated with the same host network layer address is received from a different network device. The first sequence value is ranked relative to the second sequence value and data is transmitted to the network device based on the ranking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Suresh Katukam, Navindra Yadav, Venkata Tanikella, Abhay Roy
  • Patent number: 9253804
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for enabling recipient control of communications. According to an aspect, a method may include receiving a communication request identifying a proposed timing of a communication and/or a proposed communication channel for the communication. The method may also include receiving selection of an actual timing and/or an actual communication channel for the communication. Further, the method may include initiating the communication based on the selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: MODENA ENTERPRISES, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher M. Amidon, Scott Curtis, Ravi Katpelly
  • Patent number: 9241202
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for dynamically and conditionally setting service triggers in a communications network are disclosed. According to one aspect, a system for dynamic and conditional trigger insertion includes a dynamic trigger insertion (DTI) rules database for maintaining conditions or rules for dynamic trigger insertion and a DTI screening module for receiving a first mobility management message that is associated with a mobile subscriber, using the DTI rules database to determine whether a condition or rule for dynamic trigger insertion is satisfied, and, in response to determining that a condition or rule for dynamic trigger insertion is satisfied, generating a second mobility management message that includes a dynamically inserted trigger condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Tekelec, Inc.
    Inventors: Sridhar Karuturi, Carlos Alberto Schifferli Lopes, Peter J. Marsico
  • Patent number: 9231835
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to communication systems, and more specifically, but not exclusively to a method and apparatus for quality of service control for a user equipment in a communication system comprising a home network with respect to the user equipment and a visited network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haris Zisimopoulos, Erik Guttman
  • Patent number: 9219761
    Abstract: A telecommunication device for real-time communication at a border between a global transport network and a local area network may allow traffic using real-time communication protocols to traverse a firewall, classified real-time traffic over best effort traffic for prioritization over the global transport network, measure and collection information about an application, its usage and prioritization used over the global transport network, create call detail records that can be used by a service provider for billing purposes; and deliver the call detail records to the service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Inventor: Karl-Erik Ståhl
  • Patent number: 9220083
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for paging of a terminal having a first subscriber identity (IMSI1) attachable to a first mobile communication network (101) and a second subscriber identity (IMSI2) attachable to a second mobile communication network (201). The method is performed in a controller node (213; 600) of the second mobile communication network and involves registering (310, 410) the terminal's second subscriber identity (IMSI2) as attached to the second mobile communication network (201), followed by registering (320, 420) an auxiliary paging address (422) for the terminal's second subscriber identity. Then, a need to page the terminal's second subscriber identity is determined (330), and the terminal's second subscriber identity is paged (340). The paging involves sending (240) an auxiliary paging message (442) to the registered auxiliary paging address, and the auxiliary paging message is adapted for delivery to the terminal's first subscriber identity (IMSI1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: ST-Ericsson SA
    Inventor: Vincent Nikkelen
  • Patent number: 9215728
    Abstract: A system, method and computer-readable medium for enforcing user telecommunication privileges on a per-schedule basis are provided. Enterprise members may have a schedule associated therewith that defines scheduled locations of the users. Telecommunication service privileges may be coordinated with the users' schedules such that communication services are disabled at particular times based on the users' schedules. In other implementations, particular users may have telecommunication services disabled by an administrator in the event of a catastrophe or emergency. By this mechanism, users that are not proximate to a particular catastrophe or emergency area according to the users' schedule may have services disabled while other users that are located more proximate to the emergency may have their telecommunication services enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: TANGO NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventor: Andrew Silver
  • Patent number: 9207836
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to teleporting avatars between disparate virtual worlds. A system is disclosed that includes a facility for creating a persona profile for an avatar in a first virtual world when the avatar wants to be teleported out of the first virtual world; a facility for transferring persona profiles to and from a disparate virtual world; and a facility for instantiating an inbound avatar based on a received persona profile. Persona profiles may include, e.g., rendering information, trait information, and inventory information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher J. Dawson, Vincenzo V. Di Luoffo, Rick A. Hamilton, II, James W. Seaman
  • Patent number: 9202233
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for determining the likelihood of a user's attendance at an event. For example, the systems and methods can be used to determine that a particular user is attending, is planning to attend, has already attended, or is about to attend a particular event, such as a movie, concert, tour, etc. Further, upon determining that a user is attending, has already attended, or is about to attend an event, systems and methods can be used to serve to a device, associated with the user, content that is related to the event. For example, the content may include invites that invite the user to provide a review of the event and to join a discussion about the event. Further, for example, the content may include links to websites that provide reviews and other information about the event, provide information about related events, or that offer related items for sale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: IMDb.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Hilliard Bruce Siegel, Francis J. Kane, Alexandre Edelman, George E. Rabatin, III, Justin M. Campbell, Adam Carlson, Andrej Gregov
  • Patent number: 9191808
    Abstract: A method for operating a terminal to provide a presence function in an Enterprise Mobility System (EMS) includes transmitting a registration message a server; receiving a response message including state information of a user group from the server in response to the registration message; and displaying the state information of the user group. The state information is information which is provided to the server from at least one network entity of a plurality of network entities included in the enterprise mobility system and is collected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jong-Seok Kim
  • Patent number: 9184938
    Abstract: A method of providing services in a communication system. The method comprises: establishing a call instance from a caller terminal to a service provider terminal in the communication system; transmitting from the service provider terminal a service proposal in the form of an electronic document via the established call instance to the caller terminal; selectively accepting or rejecting the service proposal at the caller terminal; and in the case of acceptance of the service proposal, transmitting a request for money to a backend server in the communication system from the caller terminal; transmitting electronic cash tokens from the backend server to the caller terminal in response to the request to receive money; forwarding the electronic cash tokens from the caller terminal to the service provider terminal, whereafter the service provider provides services in accordance with the service proposal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Skype
    Inventors: Andres Kütt, Stephanie Robesky, Magnus Hiie
  • Patent number: 9179279
    Abstract: A method is provided for activating a transmission means comprised in a mobile device to operate in a manner compatible with at least one wireless communication protocol such as a Bluetooth or Wi-Fi standard. The activation of this transmission means is carried out in response to receiving a pre-defined indication at that mobile device denoting that an emergency communication is to be forwarded to an emergency center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: ALVARION LTD.
    Inventor: Mordechai Zussman
  • Patent number: 9152958
    Abstract: A managed message, having a structured messaging element, may be sent to a plurality of devices. Detection that a recipient device has a wireless device capability with audible message presentation may be performed. The message data of the managed message may be transformed to be sent to the recipient device according to a wireless device capability specific file set into a format for audible presentation of the message data. A response aggregation message having a plurality of message statuses of the managed message may also be received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Remote Sales LLC
    Inventors: Marcellino Tanumihardja, Gregory A. Brown
  • Patent number: 9143533
    Abstract: A method of accessing a first communication system of a first communication provider via a packet-based network, the first communication system maintaining a first list of contacts being users of the first communication system. The method comprises establishing a contact-sharing channel with a second communication system of a second, partner communication provider, wherein the second communication system is accessible via an independently executable web-browser and the packet-based network, and wherein the second communication system maintains second group of contacts being users of the second communication system. The contact-sharing channel is used to fetch contact information of one or more of the second contacts, so as to display at least part of the fetched contact information in the client application and establish a communication based on at least part of the fetched contact information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Skype
    Inventors: Sergei Anikin, Neil Dodd, Scott Miller, Natasha Sopieva
  • Patent number: 9113301
    Abstract: A computer implemented method includes receiving a message and geo-location data for a device sending the message. It is determined whether the geo-location data corresponds to a geo-location fence associated with an event. The message is posted to an event gallery associated with the event when the geo-location data corresponds to the geo-location fence associated with the event. The event gallery is supplied in response to a request from a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Snapchat, Inc.
    Inventors: Evan Spiegel, Robert Murphy, Nick Allen
  • Patent number: 9100898
    Abstract: A method enabling a mobile terminal to access a wireless cellular telecommunication network including plural base stations and a core network device. The mobile terminal is allowed to access the wireless cellular telecommunication network through at least one first base station and memorizes a list including information enabling the identification of signals transferred by each first base station, the mobile terminal not memorizing information enabling the identification of signals transferred by second base stations. One second base station: receives a message requesting the second base station to transfer signals that should be transferred by one first base station, transfers signals that should be transferred by the first base station, and broadcasts information enabling the identification by the mobile terminal of other signals transferred by the second base station and/or at least one other second base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Herve Bonneville, Loic Brunel, Nicolas Gresset, Mourad Khanfouci
  • Patent number: 9088864
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for utilizing close proximity wireless communication (CPWC) technology for a secure out-of-band (OOB) transfer of communication information between two or more devices at close range. The communication information may then be used to establish a secure communication channel over a greater distance than possible using CPWC technologies. In various embodiments, a host device may include a processing unit in communication with a communication module and a separate CPWC module. An edge device may include a processing unit in communication with a communication module and a CPWC tag. The CPWC tag may be configured to receive communication information from the CPWC module of the host device. The edge device may then use the communication information to facilitate secure communication via the communication module of the edge device and the communication module of the host device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Brigham Young University
    Inventors: John Kelly Flanagan, Steven Charles Cook
  • Patent number: 9077433
    Abstract: In a method for mapping an operating frequency band of a mobile station device in a mobile communication system, an operating frequency band position at the time of idle mode of respective mobile station devices is arranged so as to be distributed throughout a unique frequency bandwidth of a base station device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shohei Yamada, Wahoh Oh, Keiichi Hibi
  • Patent number: 9055581
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer readable medium for abbreviated dialing in a femtocell network is provided. A user having authorized access to the femtocell network may dial another authorized user using an abbreviated code. On receipt of the call request, a femtocell system may evaluate the destination number to determine if it is an abbreviated code. If the dialed number is not an abbreviated code, the femtocell system may direct the call request to the telecommunication core network for processing thereby. If the dialed number is evaluated by the femtocell system as an abbreviated code, the femtocell system may direct the call request to an on-site PBX for call handling. If the abbreviated code is a valid code and the dialed user equipment is currently in the femtocell network service area, the PBX may then complete the call setup within the femtocell network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: UBEEAIRWALK, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Martin Edward Osborn
  • Patent number: 9031059
    Abstract: A network mobility device registers with a switch in a telephone network, and receives a first message from a docking station indicating that a mobile device has undocked from the docking station. The docking station includes a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone that has a wired connection to a data network, and the mobile device includes a portable digital computing device. The network mobility device receives a call, destined for the mobile device, routed from the switch, and sends an alert message, based on the undocking of the mobile device and the received call, to the mobile device to notify a client of the mobile device of the call. The network mobility device forwards the call, based on the undocking of the mobile device, from the network mobility device to the client at the mobile device via the data network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Elliot G. Eichen, Lee N. Goodman, James Flynn, Sujin Catherine Chang, Rafael Andres Gaviria Velez, Rezwanul Azim, Gowtham Javaregowda, Punita Mishra
  • Patent number: 9020507
    Abstract: A method of operating a network element of a wireless communication network is provided, wherein the network element is capable of communicating with a user equipment via at least two different communication technologies. The method includes communicating data between the user equipment and the network element by using a first communication technology and communicating the data between the network element and a further network element by using a second communication technology different from the first communication technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Markus Warken, Jochen Wessel
  • Patent number: 9008039
    Abstract: A mobile device establishes a first network connection via a first communication interface when the mobile device is in a first docking status with a docking station. The mobile device sends Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) traffic associated with a VoIP call via the first network connection, and activates a second network connection via a second communication interface when the mobile device is in the first docking status, where the second network connection is different than the first network connection. The mobile device re-directs the VoIP traffic via the previously activated second network connection based on a change in docking status of the mobile device with the docking station to a second docking status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Gowtham Javaregowda, Elliot G. Eichen, Lee N. Goodman, Sujin Catherine Chang
  • Patent number: RE45498
    Abstract: Disclosed are an adaptive pilot symbol assignment method that flexibly controls the number of transmit antennas according to each user's moving speed, channel status, or user request, and assigns proper pilot symbols in the downlink of an OFDMA (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing Access) based cellular system; and a sub-carrier allocation method for high-speed mobile that allocates some sub-carriers to assign proper pilot symbols for ultrahigh-speed mobile users, and the rest of the sub-carriers to the other users to assign proper pilot symbols to the users, on the assumption that the ultrahigh-speed mobile users have a traffic volume almost insignificant to the whole traffic volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Sok-Kyu Lee, Kwang-soon Kim, Kyung-Hi Chang
  • Patent number: RE45908
    Abstract: A method of using a device, including monitoring host activity in an autonomous manner, without the host reporting to the device about its activity. The method also including initiating communications from the device and using resources of the host for such communications, thereby enabling the device to function as a proactive device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: SANDISK IL LTD.
    Inventors: Alain Nochimowski, Micha Rave, Eitan Mardiks, Itzhak Pomerantz