Including Personal Numbering System (i.e., Intelligent Network For Subscriber Tracking Or Follow-me Subscriber Feature) Patents (Class 455/461)
  • 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: 9008702
    Abstract: Provided is a base station capable of maintaining a communication quality of a communication terminal (mobile station) having registered its position with the base station itself, even if an operating frequency is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hidaka
  • Patent number: 9002320
    Abstract: Provided are methods and systems for detecting and preventing bypass fraud in telecommunication networks, primarily for detecting and preventing SIM box fraud in telecommunication networks. The methods include generating one or more test calls from a remote agent to a local agent where the remote agent can be a roaming agent or a remote dialer. The local agent is a subscriber number. The methods further include facilitating call forwarding of the test calls from the local agent to a local number. The methods include identifying the presence of bypass fraud by analyzing caller identification information of the test call received on the local number. Finally, the methods include preventing future use of a detected SIM box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Roamware, Inc.
    Inventors: John Yue Jun Jiang, David Gillot
  • Patent number: 9001809
    Abstract: A intelligent backhaul radio have an advanced antenna system for use in PTP or PMP topologies. The antenna system provides a significant diversity benefit. Antenna configurations are disclosed that provide for increased transmitter to receiver isolation, adaptive polarization and MIMO transmission equalization. Adaptive optimization of transmission parameters based upon side information provided in the form of metric feedback from a far end receiver utilizing the antenna system is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: CBF Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: David Andrew G. Lea, Kevin J. Negus
  • Patent number: 8996067
    Abstract: A system and method of displaying a menu screen in a mobile communication terminal is provided, and includes the steps of dividing a display screen into a predetermined number of areas to display a plurality of menu items in response to a user's menu screen display request, grouping the menu items based on the number of divided screen areas, and displaying the grouped menu items in the divided screen areas, respectively. Accordingly, a user can easily select various menu items of the mobile communication terminal. In addition, when the user wants to see a desired menu item, the user can easily recognize which direction a cursor should be moved, and since menu items can be exchanged group-for-group, the number of user key inputs can be minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gwang-Woo Choe, Jong-Sang Won, Ho-Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 8989819
    Abstract: A method for saving number applied to a handheld electronic device is provided. In the method, in response to determining that the total number of digits of a entered number reaches the predetermined minimum number and the entered number does not correspond to a part of any one of one or more contact data, a save button is displayed on the screen for saving the entered number after the save button is triggered, a save button is shown on the screen, and the entered number is saved after the save button is triggered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Yuan-Mao Tsuei
  • Patent number: 8983506
    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: November 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Tango Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Silver
  • Patent number: 8983507
    Abstract: A private packet network backbone exchange (PPNBE) may include a capability for determining a variable call termination location corresponding to a called party. The PPNBE may directly query one or more data sources administered by a communications service provider other than the provider of the PPNBE to determine a current location to which an originating call is to be terminated, and the PPNBE may provide a “one-hop” call connection between the originating entity and the terminating entity of the call without traversing or communicating with any other exchanges. The PPNBE may re-direct established calls by directly querying the one or more data sources. Multiple data sources administered by one or more other communications service provider may be directly accessed by the PPNBE for call termination and/or re-direction purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Peerless Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott D. Kell, Anthony J. Hiller, James E. Brewer
  • Patent number: 8971878
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a mobile communication device comprising a local common address database object accessible to at least one application; a communication subsystem for communicating with a network; and a database querying logic module. The database querying logic module, in conjunction with the at least one application, is operable to receive a query relating to an address record; determine that no record in a local common database disposed on the mobile communications device meets the conditions of the received query; query, via the network, a remote database for at least one remote matching record meeting the conditions of the received query; receive, via the network, the at least one remote matching record; and update the local common address database object to incorporate the at least one remote matching record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Arun Munje
  • Patent number: 8958791
    Abstract: This patent discloses a method to communicate between a femtocell base station and mobile devices. The method may include identifying as an alert group a set of mobile devices presently in communication with the femtocell base station and whose unique identifiers are preregistered with the femtocell base station. A first mobile device and a second mobile device may be in the set of femtocell service region mobile devices. The femtocell base station may receive a call from a third mobile device. If the call is for the second mobile device, then the method may send a paging message from the femtocell base station. The paging message may include a first unique identifier associated with the first mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Victor A. Abramsky
  • Patent number: 8948793
    Abstract: A computerized appointment confirmation system for communication with a mobile device comprising a database comprising data regarding an appointment and a server configured to communicate with an MMS server, the MMS server configured to send an MMS message to the mobile device and receive an MMS response message, receive a communication from the MMS server indicating receipt of the MMS response message by the MMS server, communicate with an SMS server if no MMS response message is received from the mobile device within a predetermined time period, the SMS server configured to send an SMS message to the mobile device and receive an SMS response message, update the database to indicate whether confirmation data was received by the MMS or SMS server from the mobile device, and store in the database data indicating whether an MMS response message or SMS response message was received by the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventors: Bruce R. Birkhold, Brian Snyder
  • Patent number: 8942216
    Abstract: A hybrid band intelligent backhaul radio (HB-IBR) is disclosed that is a combination of two radios operating in different bands. Embodiments include a dual radio configuration wherein a first radio operates in a non-line of sight (NLOS) radio link configuration and a second ancillary radio operates in a near line of sight or line of sight configuration (n)LOS. For example, the HB-IBR may have an Intelligent Backhaul Radio (IBR) operating in the non-line of sight mode of operation within the 5.8 GHz unlicensed band, and have an ancillary radio link operating in the FCC part 101 E band of operation at 60 GHz. A common medium access control (MAC) block may be utilized between the dual radios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: CBF Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin J. Negus, James A. Proctor, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8942711
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for providing a telecommunications service by receiving a request for a telecommunications service from a wireless client, providing a local exchange point of presence to the wireless client in response to the request, and providing the telecommunications service to the wireless client through the local exchange point of presence. The local exchange point of presence may be based on the geographic location of the wireless client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Royce D. Jordan, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8942681
    Abstract: A multiparty call processing method and mobile terminal implemented with the multiparty call processing method is provided. A multiparty call processing method for a mobile terminal detects a call request to a first network, determines whether the mobile terminal is in a full state of the first network, and sends a call request message to a second network when the mobile terminal is in the full state of the first network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kwang Min Lee
  • Patent number: 8929256
    Abstract: Communication networks and associated methods are disclosed that provide third party charging for SIP sessions. A communication network of the invention comprises a session control function (e.g., an IMS CSCF), a network node (e.g., an IMS application server), and a charging system. The session control function serves a SIP session initiated between a first and second party. The network node identifies a third party to charge for the session. The network node includes a third party identifier for the third party in a SIP message for the session, and transmits the SIP message to the session control function. The session control function generates a charging message, maps the third party identifier to the charging message, and transmits the charging message that includes the third party identifier to the charging system. The charging system then initiates charging of the session to the third party based on the third party identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Yigang Cai, Tienyu Chiu, Eric H. Henrikson, E-Ling Lou, Bharat H. Patel
  • 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: 8903387
    Abstract: A user device may receive an identifier without prior provisioning from a server. The server may be configured to: receive, from a user device a first identifier, a first value of a second identifier, and an instruction to register the first value with the first identifier; register the first value with the first identifier based on determining that the second identifier is available for registration; receive request for subscription to receive a notification when a second user device registers with the first identifier; provide, to the user device, a list of unavailable or available second values of the second identifiers; receive, from the user device, a second instruction to register one of the available second values with the first identifier and with the user device; and receive, from the user device, a third instruction including an instruction to unregister the first value with the first identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Cellco Partnership
    Inventors: Sameh El-Gawady, Alexander Tiraspolsky
  • Patent number: 8892117
    Abstract: A GPS publicaton application server. A mobile location knowledgeable device is in communication with a server. The server provides indications of the device's location to a home page associated with the device. The home page includes information about a user of the device and methods of contacting the user at any particular time. The server is also in communication with a variety of application servers. The application servers push information to the device depending on the device location and preferences listed in the home page of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Silver State Intellectual Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael L. Obradovich
  • Publication number: 20140335903
    Abstract: The present invention enables a user terminal to perform communication while maintaining anonymity of a user. An ID management device of the present invention includes a storage unit configured to store use status of identification information for communication of an application service provided within a predetermined area, an issuing unit configured to issue unused identification information to a user terminal provided with the application service, and an updating unit configured to, when unused identification information is issued, update the use status to indicate that the unused identification information is in use, and, when a use end condition for issued identification information is satisfied, update the use status to indicate that the issued identification information is unused.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: OKI ELECTRIC INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi Takeuchi, Toshiyuki Yoshida, Masayuki Muratani
  • 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: 8880072
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for searching for an allowed femtocell in a wireless communication system. A method for providing neighbor base station information from a femto base station to a User Equipment (UE) allowed to access in a wireless communication system includes, when the allowed UE initially accesses or when the neighbor base station information of the femto base station is changed, generating a message comprising the neighbor base station information of the femto base station. The method also includes sending the generated message to the allowed UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yang-Ick Joo, Il-Kwon Yun
  • Patent number: 8880047
    Abstract: Enhancements of and to cell phone operations are based in whole or in part on determining the location of the cell phone. Systems and methods select and determine locations or areas of importance or relevance, and based on that information and other programmed factors affect or alter the operations of the cell phone. While the systems and methods are illustrated by use of cell phone embodiments and applications, they are equally applicable to virtually any portable or mobile communication device, including for example, wireless laptop computers and PDAs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Konicek, Steven G. Lisa
  • Patent number: 8874146
    Abstract: Included are embodiments for determining data for at least one geographic zone. At least one embodiment of a method includes determining a geographic zone for monitoring and receiving data related to a contact of a user entering the geographic zone. Some embodiments include providing an indication, to the user, that the contact of the user is currently located in the determined geographic zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Dale W. Malik, Terry Silver
  • Patent number: 8873521
    Abstract: A method of determining user terminal information may include initiating a communication at a first user terminal between the first user terminal and a second user terminal using a telephone number of the second user terminal. Information regarding the second user terminal may then be received at the first user terminal from the second user terminal during the communication over a non-voice channel without opening a voice channel between the first and second user terminals. Related systems and computer program products are also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Adam Miller, Henrik Bengtsson, Johan Apelqvist, David Burstrom
  • Patent number: 8867715
    Abstract: A method and a system for the management of telecommunication services provided by an operator to users (4) and (6) of telecommunication services, the method comprising: assigning a subscriber network identifier (IS) to each subscribed user (6); monitoring inbound communications toward the subscriber network identifiers (IS) assigned to subscribed users; creating, by virtue of means (8) for creating and managing virtual accounts, a virtual account (CV) registered to each network identifier originating communications (IC); informing, by virtue of information means (14), at least the user (4) or (6) of telecommunication services who originates the communication toward the subscriber network identifier (IS) and/or the registrant of the network identifier originating communications (IC) of the existence and/or balance of the virtual account (CV). The telecommunication service management system comprises means for implementing the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Marco Fiorentino
  • Patent number: 8868053
    Abstract: Messages received by a mobile device can be processed in one of at least two modes. In the normal mode, the messages are handled in accordance with the normal settings of the mobile device. In the filtered mode, or “night-time” mode, incoming messages are examined to determine if they are to be filtered or if they are exempt from filtering. If a message is exempt from filtering, it is processed in accordance with the normal mode. However, if the message is to be filtered, the mobile device is prevented from providing normal message reception alert notifications. Messages can be identified as being exempt to being filtered by editing an address book or selecting entries from an address book. All messages not identified as exempt then get filtered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Raphael A. Thompson
  • Patent number: 8862121
    Abstract: Systems and methods providing integrated voice and data services utilizing wired cordless access with unlicensed/unregulated connectivity sources and wireless access with licensed/regulated connectivity sources. A single telephone directory number is assigned for use with both a mobile wireless telephone and for use with a cordless wired Internet Protocol (IP) telephone. The mobile wireless telephone operates via a conventional licensed spectrum wireless network, and the IP telephone operates over voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) over a broadband packet data network service. Incoming calls simultaneously ring the user's mobile wireless telephone and IP telephone. The user may be provided a personal voice mailbox that may be accessed from their mobile wireless telephone or from their IP telephone. The user may be provided a single services bill associated with use of both telephones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: John Alson Hicks, III, Gregory N. Patterson, William L. Smith
  • Patent number: 8855564
    Abstract: System and method for zero client communications. A zero client device includes a housing, and in the housing, a transcoding processing unit (transcoder) and a communications processing unit coupled to the transcoder. The transcoder is configured to receive input data from human interface device(s), encode the input data, and provide the encoded input data to the communications processing unit for transmission over a network to a server. The communications processing unit is configured to receive the encoded input data from the transcoder, transmit the encoded input data over the network to the server, receive output data from the server, and send the output data to the transcoder. The transcoder is further configured to receive the output data from the communications processing unit, decode the output data, and send the decoded output data to at least one of the human interface devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: ClearCube Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Syed Mohammad Amir Husain, Randy P. Printz, Rajesh K. Mellacheruvu
  • Patent number: 8843176
    Abstract: This private branch exchange includes a first communication portion acquiring connection target specifying information related to a connection target from a portable terminal, a second communication portion allowing telephone communication between a fixed telephone corresponding to the portable terminal and the connection target, and a control portion making a call to the connection target on the basis of the connection target specifying information and ringing the fixed telephone corresponding to the portable terminal from which the connection target specifying information has been acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsuhiro Morisada
  • 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: 8843141
    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: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Parus Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Alex Kurganov
  • Patent number: 8843163
    Abstract: A system, method, and call processing component for controlling an order of call processing among a plurality of call processing components. Each call processing component, upon receiving a call request when system resources are not available to process the requested call, creates a real queue entry in its call processing queue and sends a call-queued notification to all other call processing components in the system. The other call processing components in the telecommunication system then create a shadow queue entry in their respective call processing queues as a placeholder for the requested call. When system resources become available and the requested call is next in the queue, the call processing component that received the request de-queues and processes the requested call, and sends a call de-queued notification to the other call processing components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Michael Mertz, Gary Stephens, Mahmud Alam, Mark Hebert, Robert Swanson, Roy Smith
  • Patent number: 8837507
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for establishing a communications link between a source and a target comprises: a) receiving, at a server, data identifying the source and the target; b) for each of the source and the target, retrieving a respective communication profile identifying one or more communications systems by which the respective one of the source or target may be communicated with; c) comparing the profiles to identify one or more common communications systems; and d) opening a communications link between the source and the target using one or more of the common communication systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Suresh Kumar Kesavan Sasidharan, Sarvesh Kumar Varshnay, Vivek Agarwal
  • Patent number: 8838074
    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: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 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: 8811967
    Abstract: A technique is disclosed that changes one or more properties of a user interface at a telecommunications terminal based on an incoming call. When a first caller calls the telephone number of the terminal directly and the terminal answers the call, the terminal presents the direct call to the user through a first user interface. When a second caller calls a telephone number that is associated with a data-processing system and the call is then redirected to the terminal, the terminal presents the redirected call to the user through a second user interface. The telecommunications terminal can be a cell phone that belongs to a user, and the data-processing system can be a private branch exchange that serves an office enterprise network that the user belongs to, wherein the private branch exchange extends the call to the user's cell phone when the user is out of the office.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Sandra R. Abramson, Stephen M. Milton, Richard Reid Hovey, Richard Matthews
  • Patent number: 8811897
    Abstract: An NFC device according to the present invention includes the following units. An antenna unit receives radio waves from a reader/writer by NFC. A first power source unit generates power from the radio waves. A second power source unit is a drive power source. A power-supply state holding unit holds information indicating a power-supply state of the second power source unit. An NFC unit performs NFC via the antenna unit to transmit the information indicating the power-supply state of the second power source unit. A power source switch unit switches the second power source unit to the first power source unit according to the power-supply state of the second power source unit, in order to supply power to activate at least the NFC unit and the power-supply state holding unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Michihiro Matsumoto, Mitsuaki Oshima, Masaru Yamaoka, Shohji Ohtsubo, Masao Nonaka
  • Patent number: 8804666
    Abstract: A dual mode Access Terminal (AT) is operable to communicate both in a Circuit Switched (CS) network domain and an Internet Protocol (IP) Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) network domain. Up-to-date handoff configuration information is transmitted from an IMS server to the AT during a registration of the dual mode AT with an IMS network or during establishment of a call session of AT. The handoff configuration information is used in a call handoff of an ongoing call of the AT between the CS network and the IMS network. In the examples, the handoff configuration information includes a handoff number for use in a handoff to the Circuit Switched (CS) network and a handoff Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) for use in a handoff to the IMS network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Cellco Partnership
    Inventors: Rohit Satish Kalbag, Robert Martin Ephraim
  • Patent number: 8804928
    Abstract: A system and method can support a virtual private network based on a public telecommunication infrastructure. The virtual private network can receive a request from a caller for place a call to a callee via the virtual private network. The virtual private network can obtain at least one of presence status and location information of the callee. Then, the virtual private network can allow the caller to make a decision on whether or not to proceed with the call. The public telecommunication infrastructure can be based on a legacy network and an Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) network, and the virtual private network can obtain information from both the legacy network and the IMS network via a service broker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaohong Si, Tao Cui, Qingshan Wang
  • Patent number: 8787543
    Abstract: An ambient telecommunication system includes at least one transmitter and a corresponding receiver for transmitting and receiving an electronically or digitally encoded information signal between two or more conversing parties. The system further includes a movement member configured to perform a movement or assume a certain physical posture, based on the result of content analysis of the information signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Jorge Peregrin Emparanza, Aki Sakari Harma, Pavankumar Murli Dadlani Mahtani
  • Patent number: 8774041
    Abstract: A first network device can implement functionality to establish a proximity-based wireless connection with a second network device. It can be determined whether the second network device is within a threshold detection distance from the first network device based on a signal strength associated with RF signals received from the second network device or based on detecting RF saturation at the first network device. Device credentials associated with the first network device can be transmitted to the second network device at a reduced transmit power level in response to determining that the second network device is within the threshold detection distance from the first network device. A communication link can be established between the first network device and the second network device based, at least in part, on the device credentials associated with the first network device and device credentials received from the second network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Enis Akay, Richard T. Chang, Meng-Ta Hsu, Yu-Chang Hu, Philip F. Kearney
  • Patent number: 8774772
    Abstract: A set of techniques are described for preventing the problem of voicemail tromboning. The techniques can be implemented with a service broker or other intermediate entity having a connection to a telecommunications network. The service broker can receive an incoming call from a switch in a home network of the subscriber. The service broker can then determine that a recipient device of the incoming call is roaming in a visited network. If it is determined that the subscriber is roaming, the service broker can contact a remote switch in the visited network and instruct the remote switch in the visited network to disable late call forwarding prior to relaying the incoming call message to the remote switch. The service broker can then be responsible for contacting the voicemail server in the home network of the subscriber so that the subscriber can still have access to voicemail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Tzach Livyatan, Ayal Itzkovitz, Tal Zoller, Nadav Kadosh, Shlomo Livne
  • Patent number: 8769013
    Abstract: A method of creating a projection of a situational network includes creating, by an event node server, an event node in a multi-dimensional personal information network, where the event node corresponds to a situation. A projection of nodes of the situational network is formed using geographic locations of a plurality of devices corresponding to nodes in the multi-dimensional personal information network. An invitation is transmitted to establish a link with the event node server to the devices corresponding to each node in the projection. A response is received from at least one of the devices accepting the invitation to establish a link with the event node server. A link with each device accepting the invitation is established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Resource Consortium Limited
    Inventors: Thomas Cona, Patrick T. Igoe, Leonid Kravets, Edward A. Ehrlacher
  • Patent number: 8761815
    Abstract: A method, device and system for accessing mobile device user information. A Personal Content Server (PCS) is used to store mobile device user information for one or more mobile device end users. The mobile device user information can be accessed and downloaded, via a communication network, to one or more mobile devices in an appropriate manner, e.g., wirelessly or via a wired connection between the mobile device and the communication network. The mobile device user information allows one or more end users to operate at least one mobile device according to their respective user preferences. The method can include authenticating an end user before allowing user information to be downloaded to the end user's mobile device, and updating user information between the mobile device and the PCS. Mobile device user information can include user identity information, personal preferences, subscription information and application profile information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: David Ning Lai Xu, Ephrem A. Chemaly, Parikshit H. Dharawat, Eric J. Overtoom
  • Patent number: 8761745
    Abstract: An approach for providing telephony and other services over a data network is disclosed. A user profile information is maintained for a party to control the screening of inbound communications requests intended for the party. Means are disclosed for redirecting an inbound call to a designated alternative location if it is determined that the inbound call meets at least one screening criterion. The user profile information controls screening criteria and disposition of calls that are intercepted by the screening process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: John K. Gallant
  • Patent number: 8761735
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, system, and computer readable medium for authenticating the identity of a caller. An authentication device authenticates a caller's identity based on received information of the caller and an identifier generation device generates an identifier containing the caller's identity. The authentication information is supplied to a mobile telephone user acting as a callee. Therefore, the callee knows the caller's identity, thereby providing a secure delivering channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Ling, Yin Ben Xia, Zhe Xiang, Chun Ying
  • Patent number: 8755770
    Abstract: Techniques for determining whether a cellular device is suspect, i.e., perhaps serving as an activator for a device such as a bomb. One way of doing this with cellular telephones that are in the idle state is to use a baiting beacon to bait and automatically call all the cellular telephones in an area that are in the idle state. If the call to a given cellular telephone is not answered by a human voice, the cellular telephone is suspect. Another way of doing this with cellular telephones that are in the traffic state is to use surgical analysis to examine the DTX pattern for the telephone. If it indicates persistent silence, the cellular telephone is suspect. The surgical analysis may also be used to trace the DTX pattern back to another telephone that is controlling the suspect cellular device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: L-3 Communications Corporation
    Inventor: James D Haverty
  • Patent number: 8731525
    Abstract: A system and a method are disclosed for sharing contact information between two mobile phones. A user of a first mobile phone can select contact information stored in the mobile phone to be shared with a second mobile phone while having live phone call with a caller of the second mobile phone. The first mobile phone transmits the contact information to the second mobile phone using a voice channel of the phone call while the phone call is established. For example, the first mobile phone may convert the contact information into an audio signal and send the audio signal to the second mobile phone while the phone call is established. The second mobile phone receives the contact information and provides a user interface such that a caller can call a phone number in the contact information with a single button press.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Eric Liu, Francisco J. Fangonilo
  • Patent number: 8731546
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a mobile communication device comprising a local common address database object accessible to at least one application; a communication subsystem for communicating with a network; and a database querying logic module. The database querying logic module, in conjunction with the at least one application, is operable to receive a query relating to an address record; determine that no record in a local common database disposed on the mobile communications device meets the conditions of the received query; query, via the network, a remote database for at least one remote matching record meeting the conditions of the received query; receive, via the network, the at least one remote matching record; and update the local common address database object to incorporate the at least one remote matching record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Arun Munje
  • Patent number: 8731536
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment, there is disclosed herein an apparatus comprising an interface, and processing logic coupled with the interface. The processing logic receives via the interface a list of location area codes detected by an access point associated with a site group to be provisioned with a location area code (LAC). The processing logic removes from a predefined list of location area codes the location area codes detected by the access point. The processing logic selects a LAC from the predefined list for the site group after removing the location area codes detected by the access point. The processing logic provisions the access point with the selected LAC via the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajesh Pazhyannur, Anton Okmyanskiy, Mickael Graham