Including Public Cordless Extension System Patents (Class 455/465)
  • Patent number: 10117159
    Abstract: A user equipment (50) receives a management frame (202) from an access point (150) of a wireless local area network domain. The management frame (202) indicates an identity of the access point (50). The user equipment (50) sends a report (203, 204) indicating the identity of the access point (150) to a node (110) of a cellular network domain. Using the indicated identity and a network address database, the node (110) resolves a network address associated with the access point (150). The node then sends a request (211) to the resolved network address and, in response to the request (211), receives information on the access point (150).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventor: Ivo Sedlacek
  • Patent number: 9942928
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a routing method between base stations, a serving gateway, and a base station, where the method includes: receiving, by a first serving gateway, a first user data packet of first UE sent by a first base station, and determining, according to the first user data packet, whether the first serving gateway serves both the first UE and second UE, where the second UE is a communication peer end of the first UE; and if the first serving gateway determines that the first serving gateway serves both the first UE and the second UE, triggering, by the first serving gateway, the first base station to acquire first routing information required for direct communication with a second base station, and triggering the second base station to acquire second routing information required for direct communication with the first base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ning He, Chunshan Xiong, Hinghung Anthony Chan, Lei Zhu
  • Patent number: 9872253
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a network selection method, an apparatus and a base station. The method includes: determining each of networks satisfying requirements of a user when the user initiates a service or transmits a service; estimating an average energy efficiency of a system during service transmission after the user selects to access each of the networks; selecting a network which can make the average energy efficiency of the system reach a preset threshold value to serve the user. Embodiments of the present invention solve a problem in the prior art that, because no consideration is given to network energy consumption in the network selection, system energy efficiency is reduced. Through comprehensive consideration of network energy efficiency and system energy efficiency, the need for energy saving and consumption reduction is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yalin Liu, Wei Zhang
  • Patent number: 9521578
    Abstract: A wireless end-user device has wireless wide-area network (WWAN) and wireless local-area network (WLAN) modems. A WWAN-specific differential traffic control policy includes aspects that are user-configurable for specific applications, including a background/foreground operation-based policy. One or more processors implement an application program interface that allows an application to access one or more aspects of the policy that are applicable to that application, including one or more user-configurable aspects of the policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Headwater Partners I LLC
    Inventors: Gregory G. Raleigh, James Lavine, Alireza Raissinia
  • Patent number: 9271184
    Abstract: A wireless end-user device has a wireless wide-area network (WWAN) modem. One or more processors classify whether an application is interacting with a user in a user interface foreground of the device. At a time when Internet service activities are communicated through the WWAN modem, the processors use a differential traffic control policy list to determine whether or not to apply a differential traffic control policy to an application requesting Internet service access. When the policy is applicable, and the application is not classified as interacting with a user in the device user interface foreground, the Internet service access request is blocked. Even when an application access is allowed, a separate control provided a wireless data usage limit for that application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Headwater Partners I LLC
    Inventors: Gregory G. Raleigh, James Lavine, Alireza Raissinia
  • Patent number: 9258735
    Abstract: A wireless end-user device has a wireless wide-area network (WWAN) modem. A network element securely provisions the device with a differential traffic control policy list that distinguishes how network traffic for at least one network type should be treated on a per-application basis. A user is also allowed, through an interface, to configure one or more aspects of how a differential traffic control policy is applied to applications. One or more device agents classify whether an application is interacting with a user in a user interface foreground of the device and whether data communication for Internet service activities is provided through the WWAN modem. Based on the network- and user-configured policy information and the classifications, a network stack agent determines whether to allow or disallow a given Internet access request. Some requests that may otherwise be disallowed are allowed when the WWAN modem is already active to serve another request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Headwater Partners I LLC
    Inventors: Gregory G. Raleigh, James Lavine, Alireza Raissinia
  • Patent number: 9208478
    Abstract: Posted message providing systems, apparatuses, methods, and programs obtain a message posted on a computer network by a poster and location information associated with the posted message. The systems, apparatuses, methods, and programs obtain a poster location history that includes the specific locations of the poster in the past obtained at predetermined intervals. The systems, apparatuses, methods, and programs correct the location information associated with the posted message based on a text of the obtained posted message and the obtained poster location history, and communicate the posted message based on the corrected location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo Yamada, Ryuya Muramatsu
  • Patent number: 9113409
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for synchronizing a terminal with a frequency from an ordered initial sequence of frequencies of a radio-communications network. An available power spectrum associates to each frequency of the initial sequence a power value representing the power with which the frequency is received by the terminal. At least one first range of consecutive frequencies is determined within the initial sequence, having a power variation below a first predetermined threshold. The terminal attempts at least one first synchronization with a frequency of the first range. If each first synchronization fails, the terminal obtains a modified sequence by modifying the position of the frequency or frequencies of the at least one first range of the initial sequence or by eliminating the at least one first range. The terminal then attempts a second synchronization with at least one of the frequencies of the modified sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: SIERRA WIRELESS
    Inventors: Ludovic Haessler, Christophe Fléchelle
  • Patent number: 9100836
    Abstract: There is provided a solution for reusing radio resources opportunistically by private base stations to increase the overall capacity of the network. The solution is based on applying an uplink broadcast in a mobile communication, in which information representing a radio resource allocated by a base station to a user terminal is broadcasted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Mohammad Enam Ur Rahman Khan, Matti Latva-Aho
  • Patent number: 9094930
    Abstract: A multiple wireless access technology capable (WAT-capable) wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU) includes a registration message generator configured to generate a registration message indicating that the WTRU is configured to communicate using an IEEE 802.11x technology. The WTRU also includes a transmitter configured to send the registration message via an IEEE 802.11x WLAN to a cellular network during registration with the cellular network, and a receiver configured to receive services from the cellular network via the WLAN. The registration message further indicates that the WTRU is configured to receive Short Message Service (SMS) messages from the cellular network via the WLAN. The WTRU receiver receives services that include Short Message Service (SMS) messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shamim A. Rahman, Kamel M. Shaheen
  • Patent number: 9049651
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to an access terminal, and method for selecting an access point in a communications system. The access terminal may include memory and a processor. The processor may be configured to maintain in the memory a database containing a list of access points that have previously served the access terminal with at least a minimum quality of service, the processor being further configured to use the list to search for an access point to associate with, or search for an access point to handoff the access terminal to during operation. In addition to, or alternatively, the processor may also be configured to maintain in the database a second list of access points. The database may be used by the processor to search for an access point that is not on the second list to associate with, or handoff the access terminal to.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Arnaud Meylan, Manoj M. Deshpande, Nikhil Jain, Sanjiv Nanda
  • Patent number: 9014692
    Abstract: A self-install model for installing digital telephony services at a user premises uses a Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunication (“DECT”) system having a base station and a cordless telephone. The self-install model enables the activation of telephony services at the user premises automatically through an Internet Protocol network of a service provider such that the user is able to make and receive calls at the user premises over a communication network upon activation of the telephony services. The self-install model involves pre-tests to ensure signal strength of the connection between the user premises and the communication network; acceptance by the user to the service provider's terms and conditions for providing the telephony services to the user premises by way of messages from the service provider being displayed on the cordless handset; activation of the telephony services by the service provider; and post-install service verification tests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Michael J. Cook
  • Patent number: 9009231
    Abstract: A resource list or a user profile is provided with a new parameter, called a group advertisement parameter, which indicates whether a user allows a group advertisement for an individual communication group or not. The user can set the group advertisement parameter in a resource list when he/she creates the communication group. When the user has created a communication group, a group communication server processes the group further as any other group. If the group communication server observes that a group advertisement parameter is present or set active, the server starts advertising the communication group to all group members or to a selected subset of group members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Mikka Poikselka
  • Patent number: 9003038
    Abstract: Applications executed out of router memory may acquire additional bandwidth that is not being used by other applications, in order to speed up network traffic. Scavenging may occur up to a point where current congestion is detected, at which point any scavenged bandwidth is relinquished and the application returns to its prescribed limit. After current congestion is mitigated, scavenging may occur up to a limit below the point where congestion was detected. After a predetermined interval, additional scavenging may occur beyond this limit until a preset bandwidth limit is reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: QLOGIC, Corporation
    Inventor: Charles Micalizzi, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8958389
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing both Mobile Terminated, MT, and Mobile Originated, MO, circuit switched (CS) services such as Short Message Service, SMS, services in networks utilizing CS Fallback and CSoLTE-I architectures. An extended SGs interface referred to as SGs+ is implemented between a Mobility Management Entity, MME, in an SAE core network and a Mobile Switching Center Server, MSC-S. The SGs+ interface supports transmission of upper layer CS packet data units while utilizing either connectionless or connection-oriented Signaling Connection Control Part, SCCP, operation. The non access stratum, NAS, signaling support between the User Equipment, UE, and the MME is extended to provide support for both MT SMS and MO SMS service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Jari Vikberg, Andreas Witzel, Magnus Hallenstål, Magnus Olsson, Gunnar Mildh
  • Patent number: 8952889
    Abstract: Enhanced Bluetooth and/or cellular frequency hopping radios are integrated into a hands-free wireless mobile computing and video display headset. Forms of these enhanced headsets incorporating the enhanced frequency hopping spread spectrum radio technology are of interest to military, police, fire fighters, first responders and certain commercial companies such as utility companies seeking private cellular systems seeking enhanced communication privacy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Christopher Parkinson, Stephen A. Pombo
  • Patent number: 8830817
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a method and apparatus for multiplexing a sync node and a gateway of a wireless sensor network, which is capable of allowing communication of the wireless sensor network to be normally performed by multiplexing paths of the sync node and the gateway of the wireless sensor network even in the case where any one of the sync node and the gateway abnormally operates and by transmitting upstream data and downstream data through a path selected among the duplexed paths according to characteristics of the wireless sensor network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Gangneung-Wonju National University Industry Academy Cooperation Group
    Inventors: Sun-San Choi, Tae-Yun Chung, Lae-Jeong Park
  • 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: 8812032
    Abstract: A low cost cordless telephone system including a base unit, connected to a telephone network, which can transmit and receive RF signals to and from sub-communicating devices. The sub-communicating devices include a cordless microphone for converting acoustical signals to electrical signals and providing same to a transmitter which transmits corresponding simplex RF signals on a cordless telephone frequency to a base unit attached to a telephone network; and a cordless speaker which receives simplex RF signals from a base unit and broadcasts a corresponding telephone conversation. The base unit may connect directly to a telephone network or, in an alternate embodiment, to the handset jack of an existing telephone, thereby interfacing to existing phones including those connected to digital telephone systems. The base unit may also include a speaker used to broadcast the telephone conversation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Carley
  • Patent number: 8811995
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present invention pertain to a method for notifying at least one mobile device of a wireless communication network about an update to a database, wherein the update notification is transmitted to the mobile devices by means of a dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Telemaco Melia, Barbara Orlandi
  • Patent number: 8784214
    Abstract: Methods for establishing a location-based leaderboard by a computer game system are disclosed. The world may be partitioned into a set of regions and sub-regions by the computer game system using a hierarchical spatial data structure, wherein the regions and sub-regions are arranged according to a hierarchy, each sub-region being encompassed by a higher-level sub-region or region, and two or more highest-level sub-regions being encompassed by a region. A location of a user of the computer game system along with one or more statistics associated with the user may be assigned to a smallest sub-region created by the hierarchical spatial data structure. A rank of the user may then be determined within a region or sub-region encompassing the smallest sub-region to which the user's location was assigned, wherein the rank is determined using the one or more statistics associated with the user. One or more users may then be notified of the rank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: William T. Parks, Luke Bond, Mark Petty
  • Patent number: 8787946
    Abstract: System for audio communication comprising: a peripheral unit and an interface unit, wherein the peripheral unit comprises a microphone and a speaker, and the peripheral unit is connectable to a telephone via the interface unit, the interface unit having a unique interface unit device address, and the peripheral unit having a unique peripheral unit device address, wherein the peripheral unit and the interface unit are mutually connectable via a wireless communication link for audio communication and via a detachable wired communication link for auxiliary data, and wherein the system further comprises automatic pairing routine for pairing the peripheral unit and the interface unit to establish the wireless communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: GN Netcom A/S
    Inventor: Kim Breinholt Jensen
  • Patent number: 8688101
    Abstract: A network controller including processing circuitry may be configured to receive dynamic position information indicative of a three dimensional position of at least one mobile communication node, compare fixed position information indicative of fixed geographic locations of respective access points of a network to the dynamic position information to determine a relative position of the at least one mobile communication node relative to at least one of the access points based on the fixed position information and the dynamic position information, and provide network control instructions to at least one network asset based on the relative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Smartsky Networks LLC
    Inventors: Gerard James Hayes, Elbert Stanford Eskridge, Jr., Koichiro Takamizawa
  • Patent number: 8676189
    Abstract: A converged mobile-Web communications solution interfaces to both a mobile phone network and an Internet or Intranet network, so that services that are provided to mobile phones in the mobile phone network are also provided to Web clients in the Internet or Intranet network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Kodiak Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce D. Lawler, Krishnakant M. Patel, Brahmananda R. Vempati
  • Patent number: 8670760
    Abstract: A converged mobile-Web communications solution interfaces to both a mobile phone network and an Internet or Intranet network, so that services that are provided to mobile phones in the mobile phone network are also provided to web clients or web widgets in the Internet or Intranet network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Kodiak Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce D. Lawler, Krishnakant M. Patel, Ravi Ayyasamy, Harisha M. Negalaguli, Binu Kaiparambil, Shiva K. K. Cheedella, Brahmananda R. Vempati, Ravi Shankar Kumar
  • Patent number: 8660614
    Abstract: A computer program product for instant message communication in a wireless and non-wireless environment. A message is sent from a mobile unit device over a wireless communication network. The message includes a destination address, information associated with the mobile unit device's user, message content and message address. If, according to information previously stored for the mobile unit device's user at the instant message system, the destination address is associated with an instant message function, the associated instant message function is executed at the instant message system using the information contained in the message content, if required as determined by the associated instant message function. If, according to information previously stored for the mobile unit device's user, the destination address is associated with an instant message name, an instant message is created according to the message content and is sent to the user with the associated instant message name.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles A. Carey, Bruce A. Robinson
  • Patent number: 8634806
    Abstract: In regard to a radio-controlled communication system (1), which comprises a base station (2) and at least one single mobile part (3), a registration procedure, which is simplified for a user, is proposed for registering the mobile part (3) at the base station (2). The registration procedure operates such that upon a first PIN request by the base station (2) to the mobile part (3), the mobile part (3) automatically transmits a so-called default PIN to the base station (3). If said default PIN is correct, the registration procedure is successful. If said default PIN is incorrect, the base station (2) checks for the existence of the so-called default PIN. If said default PIN does not exist, the registration procedure is ended. If the PIN exists, a user of the mobile part (3) receives the possibility to manually input the PIN, and the registration procedure is continued upon the check of the transmitted PIN for correctness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Gigaset Communications GmbH
    Inventor: Willfried Többen
  • Patent number: 8630283
    Abstract: A system is provided comprising an application server and a media proxy. The application server comprises a first processor, a first memory, and a first application stored in the first memory that, when executed by the first processor, transmits a first digital media stream for mixing with a first voice over internet protocol (VoIP) stream. The media proxy is stored in a second memory and, when executed by a second processor, receives the first voice over internet protocol stream, mixes the first digital media stream with the first voice over internet protocol stream to produce a second voice over internet protocol stream, transmits the second voice over internet protocol stream, receives a third voice over internet protocol stream, produces a fourth internet protocol stream based on the third internet protocol stream, and transmits the fourth internet protocol stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Jeremy R. Breau, Eric E. Miller, Sei Y. Ng, Carl J. Persson
  • Patent number: 8626233
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for configuring a mobile device capable of supporting multiple number assignment modules, the method writing a first configuration parameter to indicate whether the mobile device should support multiple number assignment modules; specifying a second configuration parameter to indicate whether the mobile device should support data connectivity on a second or subsequent number assignment module; and setting a third configuration parameter to indicate whether separate billing should occur for data usage on the multiple number assignment modules. Also, a method and apparatus for data connectivity on a mobile device supporting multiple name assignment modules, the method checking, subsequent to transitioning to a second name assignment module, whether the second name assignment module supports data connectivity; responsive to the checking, determining whether separate billing is required for the second name assignment module; and responsive to the determining, establishing a data connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Asif Hossain, Padakandla Krishna Rao
  • Patent number: 8599867
    Abstract: Communication environment switchover may be provided. A received signal strength level may be determined corresponding to a signal sent from a first device and received at a second device. The received signal strength level may be measured at the second device. In addition, the first device may be re-provisioned. For example, the first device may be re-provisioned to communicate in a second environment if the first device is provisioned to communicate in a first environment and if the received signal strength level is greater than a first threshold value. Furthermore, the first device to be re-provisioned to communicate in the first environment if the first device is provisioned to communicate in the second environment and if the received signal strength level is less than a second threshold value. The second threshold value may be less than the first threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: John Alson Hicks, III, James A. Worsham, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8595070
    Abstract: A method is provided for coupon validation. A coupon is downloaded to a mobile device. The mobile device is used to determine a radio frequency fingerprint comprising cell tower data and cell sector data. The coupon is associated with the radio frequency fingerprint. Whether the radio frequency fingerprint matches a radio frequency fingerprint specified for redemption is determined. Redemption of the coupon is enabled in response to a determination that the radio frequency fingerprint matches the radio frequency fingerprint specified for redemption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: James D. Barnes, Peter H. Distler, Michael P. McMullen
  • Patent number: 8583106
    Abstract: A system for communicating with the user of a cellular telephone via the cellular mobile radio (CMR) system and the public switched telephone network (PSTN). A communications interface appends the telephone exchange number of an outgoing communication to include an identifier unique to the communications interface. The outgoing communication is transmitted by the cellular telephone to the CMR system, which recognizes and verifies the outgoing communication as originating with the communications interface. Accordingly, the origination of the outgoing communication from a communications interface is documented prior to forwarding the outgoing communication to its intended recipient via the PSTN. Communications incoming to a communications interface are authenticated as such, and a record as to this is created, prior to forwarding the incoming communication to the cellular telephone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sebastiano DePani, Peter O. Roach, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8526978
    Abstract: A wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU), method and system for efficiently handling various types of wireless services across multiple wireless access technologies for WTRUs that may operate in multiple types of networks is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Interdigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Shamim Akbar Rahman, Kamel M. Shaheen
  • Patent number: 8494546
    Abstract: This invention relates to cognitive radio based wireless communications of dynamic spectrum access networks, and more particularly to a method of addressing inter-systems (cells) communications for coexistence and spectrum sharing. A method, called Logical Control Connections, is described for reliable connection-based inter-system coordination and communications, which can be established and maintained either over the air or over the backhaul with very low incurred communications overhead in terms of spectrum bandwidth, messaging latency, and hardware/software complexities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Wendong Hu
  • Patent number: 8457082
    Abstract: Methods and systems provide integrated voice and data services utilizing wired cordless access with unlicensed/unregulated connectivity sources. A digital cordless telephone operates over unlicensed/unregulated spectrum in conjunction with one or more wireless access points (WAP) that are installed in homes, businesses, entertainment venues, and the like. The WAPs are connected to a communications service provider's broadband packet data network. A user may use the device when they are in range of another wireless access point in a public or private building that also is connected to their communications service provider's broadband packet data network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: John A. Hicks, III, Gregory N. Patterson, William L. Smith
  • Patent number: 8437322
    Abstract: A mobile communication device encapsulates a fixed IP address based voice data packet (containing a fixed source IP address of the mobile communication device, a fixed destination IP address of a receiving device, and a voice data payload) into a sending network voice data packet (containing a sending network source IP address of the mobile communication device, a sending network destination IP address of an intermediate system, and the fixed IP address based voice data packet) and provides the sending network voice data packet over a first dynamic IP address based network to the intermediate system for decapsulating the fixed IP address based voice data packet from the sending network voice data packet, encapsulating the fixed IP address based voice data packet into a receiving network voice data packet and providing the receiving network voice data packet over a second dynamic IP address based network to the receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Apriva, LLC
    Inventors: Mike Klingen, Paul D. Coppinger
  • Patent number: 8437321
    Abstract: A mobile communication device obtains a receiving network voice data packet (containing a receiving network source IP address of an intermediate system, a receiving network destination IP address of the mobile communication device, and a fixed IP address based voice data packet (containing a fixed source IP address of a sending device, a fixed destination IP address of the mobile communication device, and a voice data payload of voice data)) from the intermediate system which has obtained a sending network voice data packet from the sending device over a first dynamic IP address based network, decapsulated the fixed IP address based packet from the sending network packet and encapsulated it into the receiving network voice data packet and provided the receiving network packet over a second dynamic IP address based network. The mobile communication device decapsulates the fixed IP address based packet from the receiving network packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Apriva, LLC
    Inventors: Mike Klingen, Paul D. Coppinger
  • Patent number: 8379073
    Abstract: A system for storing data during a video telephony call includes a portable terminal which requests data storing; a base station connected to the portable terminal and requests storing of the data to a recording server; a recording server which requests a user registration and data storing to a data management server, and transmits a message indicative of the start of the data storing to the base station; and a data management server which provides the storage of the recorded data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yun Joo Moon
  • Patent number: 8368739
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus are disclosed whereby a wireless Personal Area Network such as a Bluetooth piconet may be extended to a remote location beyond the normal range by means of a conferencing connection. The conferencing connection may comprise, for example, one or more ISDN lines or an IP connection between two or more conference endpoints. The broadband connection may include a video channel, an audio channel, a control channel, and a Bluetooth channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Polycom, Inc.
    Inventors: George “Jed” D. Wilson, Jr., Katharine D. Nogarede, Charles Gregory Rousch
  • Patent number: 8369852
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a scheme is provided for network discovery and selection by a user equipment (UE) device that is operable in wide area cellular network (WACN) bands as well as in wireless access network bands. In particular, the UE device is operable to select a WACN that is accessible via a wireless generic access network (GAN) in addition to being accessible via the cellular network band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Adrian Buckley, George Baldwin Bumiller
  • Patent number: 8364706
    Abstract: A system and a method of retrieving information is described. In a system according to the invention, software modules may be used to provide the user with information that is most likely to be the information desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: ZI Corporation of Canada, Inc.
    Inventor: Todd Garrett Simpson
  • Patent number: 8346297
    Abstract: There is provided a multi-tap keyboard user interface with auditory feedback. In one embodiment, there is provided a method for controlling operation of a mobile device having a plurality of input devices, comprising associating groups of one or more keys of the input devices to define at least one input region and in response to an input received from said input devices, performing an associated action for operating the device, responding equally to any input from a same input region. A repeated input (multi-tap) to a same input region cycles through a plurality of actions associated with the input region. Auditory feedback comprising a vocalized description of the action is provided. The multi-tap keyboard user interface with auditory feedback may adapt a mobile device (e.g. PDA or smart phone) for use by visually impaired users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Gary Mousseau, Thanh Vuong
  • Patent number: 8340713
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods and devices for supporting the sending of a message to a dual mode mobile station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Joerg Christian Ewert, Andreas Witzel, Martin Stumpert, Ralf Keller
  • Patent number: 8307111
    Abstract: Applications executed out of router memory may acquire additional bandwidth that is not being used by other applications, in order to speed up network traffic. Scavenging may occur up to a point where current congestion is detected, at which point any scavenged bandwidth is relinquished and the application returns to its prescribed limit. After current congestion is mitigated, scavenging may occur up to a limit below the point where congestion was detected. After a predetermined interval, additional scavenging may occur beyond this limit until a preset bandwidth limit is reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: QLOGIC, Corporation
    Inventor: Charles Micalizzi, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8301178
    Abstract: Femtocell radio access network (RAN) devices are typically small, low-cost base stations that may be deployed in areas, for example, where macro-cellular RAN coverage is poor or congested. Thus, wireless communication devices (WCDs) using femtocell devices may benefit from improved wireless coverage, while traffic is offloaded from the macro-cellular RAN. As the use of femtocell devices in residences and businesses continues to grow, it may be advantageous to allow WCD users to use telephony devices coupled to the femtocell device to answer incoming calls for their WCDs. For example, a femtocell device may receive an incoming call request for a WCD, determine that the WCD is eligible for an extended handset service, and then cause a telephony device to alert for the incoming call request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Jeremy R. Breau, Jason R. Delker
  • Patent number: 8295829
    Abstract: A Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) is operated in conjunction with a wired Local Area Network (wired LAN) to service a premises, e.g., a campus setting. The wired LAN services the wired communication needs of the premises and serves as the wired backbone of the WLAN. A plurality of Wireless Access Points (WAPs) of the WLAN couple to the wired backbone and are serviced by the LAN. With this shared structure, wired network components, e.g., multi-layer switches, manage the operation of WLAN components, i.e., WAPs. Such management includes ensuring that the WAPs provide sufficient bandwidth to support wireless packetized voice communications. Additional management operations include WAP access, wireless terminal registration, and channel resource allocation, among others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Thermond, Richard G. Martin
  • Patent number: 8285311
    Abstract: A hybrid cordless telephone system allows a user to place or receive a call over either a data network or a PSTN network. In one aspect, a system router and PSTN unit are coupled with a communications manager to avoid extensive redesign of router components and PSTN components while providing a wireless user with data network and PSTN connectivity. In another aspect, the system router of the hybrid cordless telephone system includes a communications manager configured to provide termination of data network calls or PSTN calls at the system router. Accordingly, a plurality of handsets can each access the system router to place or receive calls from the data or PSTN networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: VTech Telecommunications Limited
    Inventor: Sukhdeep Hundal
  • Patent number: 8280583
    Abstract: A device, method, computer program and computer readable medium allowing for vehicle to vehicle and vehicle to infrastructure communication. An ignition key radio technology may used in addition to WLAN-based communication in a vehicle in order to communicate with other vehicles or infrastructure. The ignition key radio technology is used to send only selected data which have been altered significantly. The remaining data are not sent or kept for the WLAN communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Marc Menzel, Robert Baier, Bettina Erdem, Thomas Willnecker, Robert Gee, Ulrich Möller, Maik Schäfer, Oleg Bauer, Markus Aunkofer
  • Patent number: 8259911
    Abstract: The present invention relates to telecommunications, and in particular, to systems and processes for processing telephone calls and providing telephony services. In one embodiment, a call processing system, compromises a first telephony interface configured to receive a call from a caller, a storage device configured to store a greeting, and a call answering system. The call answering system is configured to play the greeting in response to receiving the call, record a voice message from the caller, determine when the caller has completed recording the voice message, after determining that the caller has completed recording the voice message, play a prompt regarding the caller becoming a subscriber to call services provided by the call processing system, receive from the caller information used to establish a call services account, and establish a call services account for the caller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Callwave Communications, LLC
    Inventors: David Trandal, Robert Duva, Robert F. Smith, John R. Day
  • Patent number: 8238902
    Abstract: An embodiment of a method for initiating an outgoing call from a cellular handset to a fixed network using a DECT base station includes receiving an outgoing call request from a cellular handset by an adaptor module in communication with the cellular handset. The outgoing call request includes a request to establish a call session with a communication device over a fixed network. The method further includes sending a call set-up message to a DECT base station in response to receiving the outgoing call request. The DECT base station is configured to initiate an outgoing call to the communication device over the fixed network in response receiving the call set-up message. The method further includes receiving a call connect message from the DECT base station, and establishing a call session between the cellular handset and the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Pamela K. Gustafson, Tony Dandridge