Including Personal Numbering System (i.e., Intelligent Network For Subscriber Tracking Or Follow-me Subscriber Feature) Patents (Class 455/461)
  • Patent number: 8451983
    Abstract: A database and communications server allow for composure of an emergency disaster plan that is tailored to the demographic and geographic information provided by a subscriber to the disclosed system. In the event of an emergency, relevant portions of a family disaster plan are communicated to a subscriber and the family members of the subscriber. Each subscribing family member may communicate with the database, which in turn automatically distributes the message to all family members. After the disaster has ended, insurance information is relayed to the subscriber, and the subscriber's insurance companies are notified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: LReady, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher R Hulls
  • Patent number: 8452292
    Abstract: A method for communicating between an operator at an operator device and a user recipient includes enabling an operator of the operator device to enter a device-independent unique identifier for a user recipient by requiring interaction between the operator and the operator device without requiring interaction between the operator and software on the operator device that is designed for communication over an IP-based network. The method includes identifying an IP network address associated with the user recipient based on the device-independent unique identifier and routing a message entered by the operator to the determined IP network address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: AOL Inc.
    Inventor: Yair Goldfinger
  • Patent number: 8433294
    Abstract: A messaging server is configured to receive an instant message comprising a message address and to store a mobile device ID associated with the message address. The messaging server is configured to redirect the instant message to a mobile device associated with the mobile device ID and to send the instant message to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David C. Blight, David Kammer
  • Patent number: 8428582
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for transferring a user data profile from a user's home terminal to a visiting terminal is disclosed. User or network configuration settings are transferred from a home telephony adapter to a visiting telephony adapter. In accordance with one embodiment, a computer readable medium, such as a flash drive is inserted into the home telephony adapter and, either with or without authentication, user or network configuration settings are transferred from the home telephony adapter to the medium. In another embodiment, the medium is then inserted into the visiting telephony adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Gerald Ezrol, Brian Freeman, Samuel Glazer, John Murray, Christopher W. Rice
  • Patent number: 8422440
    Abstract: A radio base station according to the present invention includes: a determiner determining a transfer rate of data transferred from the radio network controller to the radio base station, based on a predetermined bandwidth of a wired transmission path, a bandwidth of the wired transmission path not being used, and a bandwidth of the wired transmission path being used by the mobile station; and a notifier notifying the radio network controller of the determined transfer rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Takahiro Hayashi, Akihito Hanaki, Yoshikazu Goto, Yukiko Takagi
  • Patent number: 8416931
    Abstract: A method and a system for the management of telecommunication services provided by an operator to users and of telecommunication services, the method comprising: assigning a subscriber network identifier (IS) to each subscribed user; monitoring inbound communications toward the subscriber network identifiers (IS) assigned to subscribed users; creating, by virtue of means for creating and managing virtual accounts, a virtual account (CV) registered to each network identifier originating communications (IC); informing, by virtue of information means, at least the user or 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: November 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Inventor: Marco Fiorentino
  • Patent number: 8417182
    Abstract: Disclosed is an excessive-signal prevention apparatus which includes a connection state judgment section and a zero-level signal insertion section. The connection state judgment section detects whether connection between a first device and a second device is normal or abnormal on the basis of a pattern of signals that are other than a transmission signal transmitted from the first device to the second device at normal time and are required for transmission of the transmission signal. The zero-level signal insertion section outputs the transmission signal output from the first device to a destination during a period of time when the connection state judgment section judges that the connection between the first and the second device is normal, and which outputs a zero-level signal to the destination during a period of time when the connection state judgment section judges that the connection between the first and the second device is abnormal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: NEC Infrontia Corporation
    Inventor: Shingo Shimado
  • Patent number: 8406791
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for receiving, categorically storing, and supplying different types of location-specific audio information to either fixed or mobile users. The audio information is categorically stored by geographical location. As users travel through different environments (i.e., cities, freeway systems, airports) they can access audio information that is specific to their geographical location. Users may also annotate locations with real-time audio information. This audio information is accessible to mobile users using cellular phones, or other transceivers, and by fixed users using phones or computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Mike Daily, Kevin Martin, Timothy Hirzel
  • Patent number: 8407089
    Abstract: A method and means by which a mobile phone can participate in a promotional offer that is sponsored by an interested party is disclosed. The sponsor creates a promotional campaign and defines its parameters using promotional offer code (POC) data. The POC data is then pre-provisioned into the mobile phone. If a mobile phone user becomes aware of the promotional campaign and wishes to participate, he navigates his mobile phone menu structure to a “promotions” menu and inputs a POC that was included in the sponsor's advertisements. The mobile phone then links the input POC to the pre-provisioned POC data. Another function in the mobile phone then constructs a promotional offer entry (POE) that conforms to the parameters set out in the pre-provisioned POC data. The POE is then transmitted to the sponsor. The sponsor reviews all valid entries and chooses one or more winners. The sponsor can then broadcast a status message to all entrants to inform them whether they won anything from the promotion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications AB
    Inventor: Martin Churchill Trively
  • Patent number: 8385949
    Abstract: A method, call setup device (10) and computer program product for controlling telephone call setup for an associated user and having access to different communication networks are provided. The call setup device (10) comprising a data receiving unit (52) receiving a first data message (DM1) from the user comprising callee identifying information and user identifying information and a control unit (48) having access to call placing units (12, 14, 58), each connected to corresponding network (24,32) and providing telephone call set up via these networks, wherein the control unit analyses the callee and user identifying information, orders a call placing unit to set up a first telephone call to a user terminal, orders a call placing unit to set up a second telephone call to a callee terminal and orders an interconnection of the first and the second call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Opticaller Software AB
    Inventors: Mattias Hansson, Jorgen Steijer
  • Patent number: 8385305
    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 101E band of operation at 60 GHz. A common medium access control (MAC) block may be utilized between the dual radios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: CBF Networks, Inc
    Inventors: Kevin J. Negus, James A. Proctor, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8380211
    Abstract: A CS domain call terminating system, includes a routing-controlled determination module that determines a call which has been subject to routing control in accordance with information carried in a received call initiation message. The routing-controlled determination module sends routing-controlled information of the call to a subsequent call flow control module, and the subsequent call flow control module determines and executes a subsequent call flow of the call in accordance with the received routing-controlled information. A network entity can obtain the routing-controlled information of the call during CS domain call termination of the invention, thereby avoiding repeated routing control and an indefinite subsequent call flow in the CS domain call terminating flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaoqin Duan, Dongming Zhu, Hai Zhang
  • Patent number: 8369836
    Abstract: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for controlling a wireless access point range. In one embodiment, the process identifies a distance between the client device and the wireless access point in response to a request by a client device to access the wireless access point. The process allows the client device to access the wireless access point if the distance from the client device to the wireless access point is within the selected access range for the wireless access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher K. Karstens
  • Patent number: 8364154
    Abstract: Communications over a network are selectively routed to one of multiple mobile devices identified by the same mobile device number. In one example, a method includes identifying a first mobile phone associated with a first activation priority by a phone number and identifying a second mobile phone associated with a second activation priority by the same phone number. The activation priority indicates a priority with which the first and the second mobile phones are activated for communications on a network. Communications associated with the phone number are selectively routed to one of the first mobile phone or the second mobile phone having a highest activation priority. The phone number defines an address at which the communications are routed to the one of the first mobile phone or the second mobile phone having the highest activation priority without being routed to an intervening address defined by another device number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Mandayam Thondanur Raghunath, Nilesh Tathawadekar
  • Patent number: 8339242
    Abstract: An apparatus and method provide logic for managing positional information within a mobile communication network. In one implementation, an information management apparatus includes a history information registration unit, a registration determination unit, and a base station information registration unit. The history information registration unit may be configured to register first and second history information within a storage unit. The registration determination unit may determine whether a difference value between time information associated with the first and second history information is less than a threshold value. The base station information registration unit may subsequently register at least position information associated with a communications apparatus and a base station, when the difference value is less than the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Junichi Rekimoto
  • Patent number: 8340699
    Abstract: A system for monitoring the availability of support members includes an application program (heartbeat application) that runs on a handheld device and an associated program that runs on a heartbeat server. The heartbeat application collects status information of the handheld device. The handheld device periodically transmits the status information to the heartbeat server in a digital data message that has a format adapted to an operation mode of the handheld device. Based on the status information, the availability of the data connection to the handheld device is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Josh P Testone, Greg S Nelson, Owen O'Neil
  • Patent number: 8335755
    Abstract: A reasoning system includes at least one atomic context and a plurality of derivation methods. Each atomic context encapsulates a reference to at least one mathematical model and is configured to cause the performance of at least one computation using the encapsulated mathematical model. Each of the derivation methods is configured to receive a reference to a base context and to create a derived context that is based on the base context. Such created derived contexts are configured to cause the performance of a computation by invoking the base context and providing at least one input to the base context, to receive an output from the base context, to perform a transformation on an input to the base context or on an output from the base context, and to return at least one output of the computation. Derived contexts can be composed in order to create more complex contexts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Evolving Logic
    Inventor: Steven C. Bankes
  • Patent number: 8331945
    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: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Royce D. Jordan, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8331918
    Abstract: A system and method concerning the field of call redirecting enables a second subscriber to keep incoming calls, which originate, e.g. from a fixed network connection of a first subscriber but are destined for a radio network connection of the second subscriber, in the fixed network so that they are redirected to a fixed network connection of the second subscriber. This method may result in eliminating network crossover costs that would accrue when using different communications networks for setting up calls. For utilizing the call redirecting function, the second subscriber shares in the saved network transition costs by receiving a bonus resulting from the saved network crossover costs. In order to simplify the utilization of the call redirecting function, a device is assigned to the second subscriber that, when activated, automatically initiates a control call for activating the switchover function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Deutsche Telekom AG
    Inventors: Franz Steimer, Jörg Schirrwitz
  • Patent number: 8320888
    Abstract: A method and system of the present invention delivers a voice mail notification to a subscriber of a voice mail system to indicate that a voice mail message is waiting in the subscriber mailbox. The voice mail system cellular phone network. The voice mail notification typically includes the calling party number and the name of the calling party if available, and an index. This is forwarded through the cellular phone network to the subscriber to indicate that a voice mail message is waiting in a subscriber mailbox. Subscribers can retrieve a specific message from the Voice Mail System.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventor: Umesh J. Amin
  • Patent number: 8311023
    Abstract: A intelligent backhaul radio is disclosed that is compact, light and low power for street level mounting, operates at 100 Mb/s or higher at ranges of 300 m or longer in obstructed LOS conditions with low latencies of 5 ms or less, can support PTP and PMP topologies, uses radio spectrum resources efficiently and does not require precise physical antenna alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: CBF Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin J. Negus
  • Patent number: 8295242
    Abstract: An apparatus for optimizing roaming in a network environment is provided that includes a bearer manager operable to receive a registration request from a user. An identity of a visited network and access network information is included with the request, a bearer manager consulting the policy server for a policy decision as part of an IP-address assignment or mobile IP registration process. The policy server providing the assigned IP-address, a visited network provider identity and access network information to a home policy server via policy peering. The policy server authorizing the registration and remembering the identity of the visited network provider and the access network information, whereby when the user performs registration, an application manager can request authorization from the policy sever, which checks the identity of the visited network and possible the access network and determines whether to authorize the registration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Rosenberg, Flemming S. Andreasen
  • Patent number: 8291254
    Abstract: As part of the protocol for Common Public Radio Interface/Open Base Station Architecture Initiative (CPRI/OBSAI) systems, multiple data rates are supported, which are each supported by one or more reference clock frequencies. Traditionally, timing circuits presently used for the physical layer (PHY) paths to determine the data rates for the serial data have been plagued with numerous problems. Here, however, a circuit that performs an automatic rate sense (ARS) of high speed serial signals in a low speed digital domain is provided, which is also relatively easy to implement and robust.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Gary F. Chard, T-Pinn R. Koh
  • Patent number: 8289885
    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: October 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Yigang Cai, Tienyu Chiu, Eric H. Henrikson, E-Ling Lou, Bharat H. Patel
  • Patent number: 8289158
    Abstract: A mobile electronic device has a notification mechanism for notifying a user of device events in accordance with an active notification profile defining notification options and one or more exception notification profiles defining notification options based on specified attributes of a device event. A mechanism is provided for identifying one or more attributes in an incoming device event and for overriding the active notification profile with one of the exception notification profiles that has attributes corresponding to the identified attributes. The user is thus notified in accordance with notification options specified in the exception profile of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Bocking, Tony Burns, Scotte Zinn, Cassidy Gentle, Darin White, Ian Milligan
  • Patent number: 8280415
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program for routing an outgoing voice call in real time is presented. A call is received from a caller to an intended receiving wireless telecommunication device. In response to the call failing to connect to the intended receiving wireless telecommunication device, a caller initiated short range wireless query signal is transmitted to determine if an other wireless communication device is within a predefined proximity to the intended receiving wireless telecommunication device. If the intended receiving wireless telecommunication device receives a response from an other proximate telecommunication device indicating that the proximate telecommunication device is within the predefined proximity to the intended receiving wireless telecommunication device, then the call is rerouted to the proximate telecommunication device based on preferences internal to the caller telecommunication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy R. Chavez, Jacob D. Eisinger, Michael C. Hollinger, Jennifer E. King, Christina K. Lauridsen, Fabian F. Morgan
  • Patent number: 8275397
    Abstract: A system and method for observing a personal networking event which shares the position of a number of friendly participants with other participants within a group. In one form, the position of unknown participants meeting certain criteria is also displayed to a user or one or more friendly participants. The views are selectable by friendly participants on, for example, a GPS equipped cell phone, to include a view from the participant's position, zoom, pan, and tilt views, or views from another friendly location or from another geographic location, giving increased situational awareness and identification of participants. Other information can be shared among friendly participants, including social information, status and directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: Charles D. Huston
  • Patent number: 8265589
    Abstract: A method and system for collecting and tracking statistics of a mobile device having the steps of: adding a call statistics server at an enterprise, the call statistics server adapted to receive call statistics information from one or more mobile devices or adapted to gather call statistics information directly through monitoring call setup, throughput and disconnection traffic; and providing call statistics information to a recipient. The mobile device can then obtain and display the call statistics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: David L. Heit, Atul Asthana, Douglas Michael Gisby
  • Patent number: 8265673
    Abstract: A message distribution center (MDC) is interposed between content providers and a wireless carrier to subjectively examine and direct messages via SMTP based on desired rules (e.g., non-peak hours, paying subscribers only, etc.) using standard SMTP Gateway and other well-known protocols. The MDC includes a queue for each subscriber. A provider is informed through conventional SMTP protocol messages when a short message has been accepted. If the carrier has specifically disallowed service for a particular MIN, the content provider is informed through an SMTP interchange that the recipient is invalid. An MDC provides a single mechanism for interacting with subscribers of multiple carriers, regardless of each carrier's underlying infrastructure. An MDC can protect a carrier's SS7 network by intelligently throttling messages and configuring network friendly message delivery parameters. A content provider preferably communicates with the MDC using SMTP protocol messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard A. Smith, Michael Dewey
  • Patent number: 8249604
    Abstract: A femto cell is provided that automatically routes new communication sessions among the connected mobile and landline handsets based upon local detection of mobile registration with the femto cell, which helps to reduce the backhaul bandwidth requirements and offload backend network processing load. When the mobile handset successfully registers with the femto cell, a User Detection Module at the femto cell routes new calls destined for the mobile telephone number to one or more traditional landline handsets. The femto cell also provides a ring tone to the connected landline handsets for making the outgoing calls. Since the mobile handset remains available for conducting additional communication sessions, the user is able to talk on the landline handset while conducting a simultaneous data session using the mobile phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: United States Cellular Corporation
    Inventors: Jaideep Abichandani, Narothum Saxena, Michael Irizarry
  • Patent number: 8249626
    Abstract: A system and method for observing a personal networking event which shares the position of a number of friendly participants with other participants within a group. In one form, the position of unknown participants meeting certain criteria is also displayed to a user or one or more friendly participants. The views are selectable by friendly participants on, for example, a GPS equipped cell phone, to include a view from the participant's position, zoom, pan, and tilt views, or views from another friendly location or from another geographic location, giving increased situational awareness and identification of participants. Other information can be shared among friendly participants, including social information, status and directions. Preferably, an orientation mechanism shows when the device is correctly pointed to a position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Charles D. Huston
  • Patent number: 8244282
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program for routing an incoming voice call in real time is presented. A call is received from a caller to an intended receiving wireless telecommunication device. In response to the call failing to connect to the intended receiving wireless telecommunication device, a short range wireless query signal is transmitted to determine if another wireless communication device is within a predefined proximity to the intended receiving wireless telecommunication device. If the intended receiving wireless telecommunication device receives a response from the other wireless telecommunication device indicating that the other wireless telecommunication device is within the predefined proximity to the intended receiving wireless telecommunication device, then the call is rerouted to the other wireless telecommunication device based on preferences internal to the intended receiving wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy R. Chavez, Jacob D. Eisinger, Michael C. Hollinger, Jennifer E. King, Christina K. Lauridsen, Fabian F. Morgan
  • Patent number: 8244283
    Abstract: User controlled temporary mobile phone service device swapping systems and methods including particular implementations and embodiments comprising a plurality of mobile phone user control accounts at least a first telephone number registered with each of the plurality of mobile phone user control accounts, and at least two different mobile phone devices registered with each of the plurality of mobile phone user control accounts, and a mobile phone user interface configured to receive input from the mobile phone user to indicate which of the at least two different mobile phone devices associated with the mobile phone user control account is to be associated and to transmit data indicating the association to a phone number registry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Klone Mobile, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth C. Booth
  • Patent number: 8243890
    Abstract: A WAP-free, IETF-Specification Compliant Multimedia Message Service Center (MMSC)-Multimedia Message Service (MMS) User Agent Interface based on the Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is provided, as well as an all-HTTP multimedia messaging technique in general, using HTTP POST and GET techniques, between mobile stations and multimedia messaging service centers (MMSCs) for multimedia message (MM) submission and delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin E. Jackson, Shawn Geraghty, Lewis Tuttle
  • Patent number: 8244270
    Abstract: A wireless communication system hosts a plurality of processes in accordance with a communication protocol. The system includes application specific instruction set processors (ASISPs) that provided computation support for the process. Each ASISP is capable of executing a subset of the functions of a communication protocol. A scheduler is used to schedule the ASISPs in a time-sliced algorithm so that each ASISP supports several processes. In this architecture, the ASISP actively performs computations for one of the supported processes (active process) at any given time. The state information of each process supported by a particular ASISP is stored in a memory bank that is uniquely associated with the ASISP. When a scheduler instructs an ASISP to change which process is the active process, the state information for the inactivated process is stored in the memory bank and the state information for the newly activated process is retrieved from the memory bank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Mobile Communications GmbH
    Inventors: Song Chen, Paul L. Chou, Christopher C. Woodthorpe, Venugopal Balasubramonian, Keith Rieken
  • Patent number: 8238907
    Abstract: A mobile communications network in which a home location register stores two dialed numbers for a mobile station, a first number for use in a licensed radio access network and a second number for use only in an unlicensed radio access network. The core network discontinues connection of a call to the mobile station when the call uses the second dialed number and the mobile station is not located in the unlicensed radio access network. The core network may route the discontinued call to voice mail or to another number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Jari Vikberg, Tomas Nylander
  • Patent number: 8238318
    Abstract: A intelligent backhaul radio is disclosed that is compact, light and low power for street level mounting, operates at 100 Mb/s or higher at ranges of 300 m or longer in obstructed LOS conditions with low latencies of 5 ms or less, can support PTP and PMP topologies, uses radio spectrum resources efficiently and does not require precise physical antenna alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: CBF Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin J. Negus
  • Patent number: 8224358
    Abstract: A method for realizing one card for multi-number service is disclosed, wherein the subscriber's card of the called terminal has a plurality of numbers, and the method comprises: determining the subscriber card information of the called terminal, the present activated number and the mobile switch center MSC_S based on the called number; connecting the call to the MSC_S based on the obtained routing information of the said MSC_S, and then performing the subsequent connection of the call based on the called subscriber card information. When calling a user experiencing one card for multi-number service, regardless the telephone number the user registers, the connection to the number that the user currently uses could always be realized, so as to obtain the calling or short message service targeted to the one card for multi-number service, that is, a plurality of number could be online concurrently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shiqian Li
  • Patent number: 8219082
    Abstract: A roaming communication method in the field of communication technologies includes: obtaining a location update reject message sent by a Home Location Register (HLR) of a subscriber to a Visitor Location Register (VLR) of the subscriber; obtaining subscriber data from account information of the subscriber, where the subscriber data includes a local number and subscription information of the subscriber; and simulating the HLR to send the subscriber data to the VLR of the subscriber so that the subscriber can communicate in the visited network. The embodiments of the present invention also provide a roaming communication apparatus and system. The present invention enables a roaming subscriber to enjoy the communication service in a roaming network where no roaming agreement is signed without changing a Subscriber Identification Module (SIM). The solution is easy and convenient and saves expenses of the subscriber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hong Tang
  • Patent number: 8219120
    Abstract: An information management method and an information management system are provided. The method mainly includes the following steps. A first message is sent to a foreign agent (FA) of a mobile station (MS) after a paging controller (PC) is redirected. The first message includes information of a new PC after redirection. The FA stores the information of the new PC and sends a response message to the first message to the PC. The following technical effects are achieved by the present invention through the above technical solutions. An anchor PC before redirection or a new anchor PC after redirection reports an ID of the new anchor PC to the FA, so the FA gets to know an address of the new anchor PC when paging and thus implements the paging process successfully.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hanmei Du, Ke Zeng, Hongcheng Zhuang
  • Patent number: 8214253
    Abstract: An embodiment of the current invention is directed to retaining customers for a wireless-service provider (“carrier”). A plurality of users who are influencers are identified from a group of wireless-service subscribers, wherein an influencer is a user who is likely to affect decisions of other users regarding whether to cancel or maintain their subscriptions with a particular carrier based on whether the influencer cancels or maintains his or her subscription. A list of influencers is thereby created. An incentive to provide the list of identified influencers is determined. The incentive increases the likelihood that the set of influencers will retain their respective subscriptions, thereby increasing the likelihood that other subscribers who might be influenced will also retain their respective subscriptions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: David Lindel Harris, Claudio Ribeiro Lima, James Dale Black
  • Patent number: 8204479
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatus including computer program products having instructions for porting numbers are provided. In one example system and method, a vPBX system can receive a request from a user to port an existing phone number to the vPBX system. The vPBX server can identify a porting authentication template, based on the requirements of an existing service provider. The vPBX server generate a fax document on the retrieved template. The vPBX server can populate the generated fax document with user information. The vPBX server can receive a user's hand signature from a touch-screen interface of a mobile device. The vPBX server can authenticate the fax document with the received signature, and transmit the authenticated fax document to the existing service provider. The vPBX server can provide the user with a temporary line number with forwarding functions until porting is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: RingCentral, Inc.
    Inventors: Vlad Vendrow, Bruce Young, Praful Shah, Boris Elpiner, Vladimir Shmunis
  • Patent number: 8190122
    Abstract: A system manages subscribers' data of mobile telephones in a wireless network. A plurality of data servers are located according to geographic service areas, and each of the data servers may store subscribers' data of mobile telephones based on the respective geographic area. Location of subscribers' data is determined depending upon subscribers' ID, to which two or more Mobile telephone Numbers (MTNs) are assigned. Two or more MTNs may have different area codes for which subscribers' data are stored in at least two or more of the data servers. A terminal receives a request of subscriber's data of a first Mobile telephone Number (MTN) and retrieves a subscriber's ID corresponding to the first MTN from an Electronic Telephone Number Inventory (eTNI) database. A router determines a first data server corresponding to the retrieved subscriber's ID and routes the request to the first data server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Cellco Partnership
    Inventors: James Robert Alexander, Timothy D. DuHaime
  • Patent number: 8190148
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for transferring a user data profile from a user's home terminal to a visiting terminal is disclosed. User or network configuration settings are transferred from a home telephony adapter to a visiting telephony adapter. In accordance with one embodiment, a computer readable medium, such as a flash drive is inserted into the home telephony adapter and, either with or without authentication, user or network configuration settings are transferred from the home telephony adapter to the medium. In another embodiment, the medium is then inserted into the visiting telephony adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Gerald Ezrol, Brian Freeman, Samuel Glazer, John Murray, Christopher W. Rice
  • Patent number: 8190178
    Abstract: In a case where a cellular phone exists outside a WOS system service area, the cellular phone receives a not-connectable signal and an audio message from a mobile switching controller. The cellular phone conducts disconnection processing with the not-connectable signal as a turning point. Moreover, the cellular phone stores an extension number and converts a dedicated special number into an external number for retransmission, thus establishing connection to a PBX. After the reception of a connection-accepted signal and an automatic exchange answer message from the PBX, the cellular phone automatically transmits the stored extension number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Michio Iguchi, Arata Nakagoshi, Ichiro Kohashi, Tsutomu Sano
  • Patent number: 8180366
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products for filtering generally-broadcast messages received by a movable unit based on current spatial position, stored trajectory history, and probable future trajectories. A current spatial position of the movable unit is received and stored to form a stored trajectory history. A generally-broadcast message relating to a target geographical region is also received and stored. Potential trajectories of the movable unit are then computed over a pre-determined time based on at least one of the current spatial position, a current travel direction of the movable unit, and the stored trajectory history of the movable unit. The generally-broadcast message is then disseminated in response to at least one potential trajectory crossing into the target geographical region during the pre-determined time period. The generally-broadcast message may also be disseminated on the basis of specified user preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: The MITRE Corporation
    Inventors: Darrell E. Ernst, James W. Marshall
  • Patent number: 8175622
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer product are provided for facilitating mobile communication corresponding to Multiple MSISDNs associated with Multiple IMSIs of a subscriber. The system includes a Signaling Gateway (SG) coupled to a first network. The SG receives one or more association messages from a subscriber for associating a first IMSI, corresponding to the first network, with one or more other IMSIs, corresponding to one or more VPMN networks. The first and other IMSIs are associated with the subscriber using at least one SIM. The SG associates MSISDNs corresponding to the associated IMSIs. Further, the SG facilitates mobile communication corresponding to any associated IMSI and the corresponding associated MSISDN, irrespective of the IMSI being activated in the SIM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Roamware, Inc.
    Inventor: John Yue Jun Jiang
  • Patent number: 8160542
    Abstract: A system for reducing location-related messages in a mobile a network includes: (a) a mobile communicator; (b) a location server coupled with the mobile communicator and the mobile a network; and (c) a location determiner coupled with the mobile communicator or the location server. The location determiner occasionally collects location information relating to an extant location of the mobile communicator. The mobile communicator or the location determiner effects location-related messages to convey location information to the location server. The mobile communicator or the location server employs the location-related messages to compile a locations schedule for the mobile communicator in a time-location almanac coupled with the mobile communicator. The mobile communicator occasionally compares the extant location with the locations schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: West Corporation
    Inventor: John Lawrence Snapp
  • Patent number: RE43430
    Abstract: A time/location information delivery system that provides focused advertising and/or other information to individuals based on the time and their location. A wireless identification device is carried by an individual and can be read from or written to when the individual passes by interrogators in a specific geographic location. The detectors read ID information embedded in the wireless identification device. A computer uses the ID and location information to select, from a list of information providers, those information providers which provide information content identifiable or correlated to a location and/or time, and is of interest to the individual. The information content can be forwarded to the individual by a variety of information channels. One channel uses conventional Internet email to deliver advertisements and other information to the individual's Internet mailbox.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Auctnyc 10 LLC
    Inventor: David Domnitz
  • Patent number: RE44067
    Abstract: A method and communication system is provided to identify a calling/called party when the call is being set up but before the call is answered. In the method, a first terminal and a second terminal are respectively provided with opposing terminal's image data before the call is answered. The image data of the first and second terminals can be registered in a media server disposed between the first and second terminals, and the image data can be transmitted between the first terminal and the media server and between the second terminal and the media server in accordance with an SIP protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Soo Lee, Yong Kyoung Shin