Talk Group Forming (e.g., Dynamic Regrouping, Talk Group Assignment) Patents (Class 455/519)
  • Patent number: 10477018
    Abstract: As “call centers” continue to be replaced with omnichannel contact centers, managing a plurality of simultaneous media channels becomes more important. Contacting a customer on one channel and, at the customer or agent's request, initiating a second channel that delays the interaction will having limited acceptance and, in some jurisdictions, may be illegal. By nailing-up an agent half-communication with a number of channels, agents maintain a perpetual connection comprising an agent half-communication to a server, such as one serving as a media anchor point, share point, etc. The customer half-connection is established to a server and the agent, already connected, is joined. As a result, the customer experiences a greatly reduced delay between the time they answer and being greeted by an agent, regardless of the media type or types utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Neil O'Connor, Amit Mishra, Joel Ezell
  • Patent number: 10362620
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a wireless communication circuit section which intermittently executes connection with another electronic device by wireless communication, a sensor section which outputs sensor data related to the movement of the electronic device, and a control section. When the electronic device is making a periodic movement, the control section acquires the cycle of the periodic movement of the electronic device based on the sensor data, and causes the wireless communication circuit section to set connection timing for connecting the electronic device with the another electronic device by the wireless communication to periodic timing based on the cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junichi Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 10362453
    Abstract: The present disclosure proposes a method capable of, when a user simultaneously selects several PTT channels even in an apparatus not supporting a display, identifying the several PTT channels using alarm sounds for the PTT channels to transmit voices and distinguishing through which PTT channel a received voice is received, and a PTT terminal supporting the same. The present disclosure provides a push-to-talk (PTT) communication method, comprising: a step of connecting multiple PTT channels for communications between terminals; a step of storing history information representing received time of voice data through the multiple PTT channels; a step of selecting a PTT channel on the basis of the history information with respect to the multiple PTT channels, if an input of a PTT button is sensed; and a step of transmitting voice data to the selected PTT channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventor: Jong-Hyuk Jang
  • Patent number: 10348691
    Abstract: A method is provided for sharing user data from a mobile source device with a host device in a safe and secure manner, with the intention to play the file or share the contents, using an intermediate connector pad, to ensure only the requested data type is transmitted while ensuring that the data integrity, quality, and connectivity are not compromised. The method includes all types and formats of digital data across the connector pad such as audio, video, voice, document, image, etc. file formats played through the source device are transmitted to the host device through the connector pad, and capable of connecting and handling both streaming type and non-streaming types of signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Abhishek Adhikari
  • Patent number: 10257039
    Abstract: A router configured to receive and distribute data comprises a capability parameter receiver configured to receive capability parameters from at least two devices that are connected to the router. Moreover, the router includes a device configurator configured to select and/or configure at least one of the devices under consideration of the capability parameters. Furthermore, the router includes a payload receiver to receive data from at least one of the devices, and a payload distributor to distribute data to at least one of the devices. Moreover, the invention concerns a corresponding method for receiving and distributing data. Moreover, a vehicle with a router according to the invention is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventors: Thomas Ganslmeier, Frank Oldewurtel
  • Patent number: 10129712
    Abstract: A floor control method and apparatus are disclosed. In an embodiment a floor control method includes receiving, by a server over Long Term Evolution network, a first message sent by user equipment (UE), wherein the first message comprises a parameter indicating that an event type is a floor request, generating, by the server, a second message according to a floor control policy and the first message, wherein the second message comprises a parameter indicating that an event type is floor granted and sending, by the server, the second message to the UE, wherein the second message is used to instruct the UE to notify a user of the UE that a floor is granted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ying Dong, Shaofeng Liu, Haiyue Li, Xiaobin Yang
  • Patent number: 10103916
    Abstract: The present specification relates to a method/apparatus for extending and transmitting a reference signal, and to a method and apparatus for transmitting a cyclic shift (hereinafter, referred to as CS) parameter. In generating the extended reference signal, the CS is determined as a function for both a basic CS parameter and an extended CS parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: GOLDPEAK INNOVATIONS INC
    Inventors: Sungjun Yoon, Kitae Kim
  • Patent number: 10091708
    Abstract: Disclosed is a processing method for processing a received message coming from a first device and sent to a second device managed by a multimedia IP core network, the method being for implementation by a processor entity when the received message is a message for discovering the capabilities and the status of the second device. In some embodiments, the processing method comprises obtaining an identifier of the first device from a field in the received discovery message and acting as a function of said identifier to select a response mode for responding to the received discovery message, the mode being selected from a predefined set containing at least two response modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventor: Bertrand Bouvet
  • Patent number: 10075991
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing a state transition for Device to Device (D2D) communication are provided. The method includes determining whether D2D initiation is required, while a terminal is operating in a first or a second state defined by EPS (Enhanced Packet System) Mobility Management (EMM)-Deregistered and EPS Connection Management (ECM)-IDLE at a Non-Access Stratum (NAS) layer and Radio Resource Control (RRC)-IDLE. If the D2D initiation is required, the method includes transitioning to a third state defined by EMM-Registered and ECM/RRC-Connected and performing the D2D initiation through a mobile communication network. If a deactivation condition is satisfied or a D2D state update is completed in the third state, the method includes transitioning to a fourth state defined by EMM-Registered and ECM/RRC-IDLE, and if a state update or scheduling for D2D communication is required in the fourth state, the method includes transitioning to the third state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung-Kyu Kim, Young-Bin Chang, Seung-Hoon Park, Sang-Kyu Baek, Sung-Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 10009737
    Abstract: [Problem] To enable group communication with a high degree of freedom in a voice communication system in which a relay device and a terminal device are connected over a communication network. [Solution] A voice communication system comprises a terminal device and a relay device which transmit and receive a voice signal with each other over a network. The relay device has a group table. The terminal device transmits, to the relay device, specifying information specifying a group to which the terminal device belongs. When receiving the specifying information from the terminal device, the relay device registers the terminal device in the group table, so as to belong to the designated group. The terminal device transmits, to the relay device, a voice signal destined to the group to which the terminal device belongs. When receiving, from the terminal device, the voice signal destined to the belonging group, the relay device transfers the voice signal to another terminal device belonging to the specified group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: ICOM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Keishiro Uwamori, Hirotaka Sonobe
  • Patent number: 9986404
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, devices, methods, and media for managing emergency communications providing data sharing amongst groups of devices, proxy calling by one communication device on behalf of another, and seamless data extraction from a communication device by first responders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: RAPIDSOS, INC.
    Inventors: Anil Mehta, Michael John Martin, Nicholas Edward Horelik, Reinhard Ekl
  • Patent number: 9912988
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media may be operable to facilitate anticipatory conditioning of multimedia content for delivery to one or more devices. A multimedia device may track and record correlations between each of a plurality of devices, wherein the correlations are based on the order in which one or more devices request synchronization of a piece of content following a request by a first device for synchronization of the same piece of content. The multimedia device may update device correlations with each subsequent content synchronization request. When the multimedia device receives a synchronization request for a piece of content, the multimedia device may identify a device correlated with the requesting device and may initiate a conditioning of the piece of content for delivery to the correlated device without first receiving a request for synchronization of the piece of content from the correlated device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Krishna Prasad Panje, Sadeesh Kumar Karuppiah, Praveen Girish
  • Patent number: 9888506
    Abstract: Efficient D2D link integration can be achieved by allowing mobile devices to independently initiate D2D/connection-proxy discovery without re-broadcasting beacons originating from the wireless access point. A mobile station wanting to establish a D2D link may broadcast a search message to neighboring mobile stations, which may return offer messages specifying a connection quality and/or parameters of the candidate indirect connection. The requesting mobile station may then select one of the responding neighboring mobile stations through which to establish the indirect connection. Responding mobile stations may delay offer message transmission by a period that is proportional to a connection quality to reduce offer message redundancy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xu Li, Hang Zhang
  • Patent number: 9888500
    Abstract: A wireless communication device may form a wireless network in which the wireless communication device operates as a master station, terminate a wireless connection with a target apparatus in a case where a wireless connection request is received from a specific external apparatus under a state of a number of slave apparatuses being equal to an upper limit number K, establish a wireless connection with the specific external apparatus, and perform a wireless communication of first target data with the specific external apparatus by using the wireless network. The wireless communication device may terminate the wireless connection with the specific external apparatus, and establish a wireless connection with the target apparatus via the first wireless communication interface, so as to cause the target apparatus to participate as the slave station in the wireless network again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Thanh Nguyenvan
  • Patent number: 9794080
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for establishing a chat group. The method performed by a server includes: obtaining an identifier of a user of a first client terminal, an identifier of a chat group to be established and a geographic position of the first terminal; beginning to establish a chat group; selecting at least one second client terminal from a predetermined geographic scope; and inviting a user of the at least one second client terminal to the chat group; receiving authentication information input by the user of the second client terminal from the second client terminal; determining whether the authentication information is correct; if the authentication information is correct, adding the user of the second client terminal into the chat group; and sending information of the second user to the first client terminal; finishing establishing the chat group when a preset finish condition is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Wei Li, Remyylyang Ho, Yi Shan
  • Patent number: 9775111
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus for remotely controlling the power management of a mobile device are provided. The system, method, and apparatus may include a mobile terminal wirelessly connected to a sensor platform. The sensor platform may send a constant awake message to the mobile terminal that prevents the mobile terminal from entering a sleep mode until the sensor platform sends a release signal to the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Khosro Mohammad Rabii, Vijay Naicker Subramaniam, Shivakumar Balasubramanyam, Fawad Shaukat
  • Patent number: 9730026
    Abstract: Communication groups are formed based on mobile station location history. The process includes receiving, at a controller device, a group formation request from a requesting device, the request specifying a location and a time window, identifying one or more mobile stations determined to be within a threshold area relative to the location during the time window, and causing a communication group to be created including the identified one or more mobile stations. A further process includes a requesting device configured to identify a location and time window associated with an event, transmit a group formation request specifying the location and the time window and requesting formation of a communication group comprising mobile stations located within a threshold area relative to the location during the time window, and transmit using a communication group identifier provided to the requesting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Mariusz R. Wawrowski, Pawel Jurzak, Wojciech Jan Kucharski, Robert Mrowiec, Michal Szychowski, Grzegorz Szyszka
  • Patent number: 9705996
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for providing location-based communication services, such as location-based chat sessions and location based-data feeds. Access to a chat session or data feed may be provided to a user of a mobile device when the current location of the mobile device is determined to be within a predetermined geographic region. In one implementation, the chat session or data feed relates to content provided by members of a group or social network. In other implementations, the content related to chat session or data feed is provided by members of the general public.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: AOL Inc.
    Inventor: Vincent Oh
  • Patent number: 9654939
    Abstract: A radio receives a call including a call include bitmask (CIB). The radio retrieves a call include list (CIL) that, for each bit position in the CIB, maps the bit position to one of a radio identifier, a talk group identifier, and a sub-CIL. The radio determines that one bit position in the CIB is set to a value indicating that a radio associated with a radio identifier mapped to the bit position in the CIB via the CIL or to a talk group identifier mapped to the bit position in the CIB via the CIL are to be included in the call. The radio matches its identifier to the radio identifier mapped to the bit position or matches a talk group to which it subscribes to the talk group identifier mapped to the at least one bit position and unmutes the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Quan-Wen Du, Yong Huang, Yu-Yang Zheng
  • Patent number: 9585152
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for enabling a configured demodulation reference signal to be transmitted from a User Equipment, UE, (202) when served by a base station (200) in a cellular network. The base station sends (2:3) at least one configuration parameter to the UE, which indicates a UE-specific base sequence and/or a UE-specific cyclic shift hopping pattern assigned (2:2) to the UE. The UE then uses the configuration parameters to generate (2:4) and transmit (2:5) the demodulation reference signal based on the UE-specific base sequence and UE-specific cyclic shift hopping pattern. Thereby, orthogonality can be achieved between the transmitted demodulation reference signal and any demodulation reference signals transmitted by other UEs, by using separate UE-specific base sequences and/or UE-specific cyclic shift hopping patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Stefano Sorrentino
  • Patent number: 9585176
    Abstract: A method, a computer program product, and an apparatus are provided. The apparatus determines an availability of a wireless wide area network (WWAN) subframe, and utilizes the WWAN subframe for peer-to-peer communication when the WWAN subframe is available. Accordingly, peer mobile terminals or devices may establish direct peer-to-peer links for communicating small amounts of information without affecting the quality of existing WWAN communications. In the wireless wide area network (WWAN) scenario, communication between mobile terminals is facilitated through uplink/downlink channels between the mobile terminals and a base station (i.e., WWAN link). Therefore, for various types of applications, an efficient means of communicating a small amount of information frequently is provided that does not require large amounts of signaling overhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Junyi Li, Hua Wang, Shailesh Patil
  • Patent number: 9560099
    Abstract: Methods and systems of communication using a mobile device include detecting the voice of a user of the mobile device, and sending a request to a server for control of the floor in a group communication in response to the detected voice. Further methods of controlling floor access for a plurality of mobile devices include receiving voice commands of a user from the plurality of mobile devices, scheduling floor access for the mobile devices in response to the received voice commands, and sending messages to the mobile devices indicating the status of floor control in a group communication session. Further methods of group communication include detecting a motion of a mobile device corresponding to a user action, in response to the detected motion, initiating a half-duplex group communication application, and displaying visual feedback associated with the half-duplex group communication application on a display screen of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Mark A. Lindner, Shobha M. Subbaramoo
  • Patent number: 9559895
    Abstract: A network may include a method that includes, for example, receiving a communication request responsive to a telephone number mapping query failure, where the communication request is initiated by an originating communication device requesting a communication session with a terminating communication device, foregoing initiating the communication session as a circuit-switched communication session responsive to determining that the originating communication device and the terminating communication device are enabled to use packet-switched communications, and instructing a second network node to initiate the communication session as a packet-switched communication session between the originating communication device and the terminating communication device responsive to the determination. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bernard Ku, Lakshminarashimhan Naidu, Armstrong Soo
  • Patent number: 9516686
    Abstract: Techniques for establishing and maintaining peer-to-peer (P2P) communication are described. In an aspect, P2P communication on an unlicensed spectrum may be established and maintained with network assistance. In one design, a user equipment (UE) may communicate with a wide area network (WAN) to establish P2P communication with at least one other UE on a first frequency band that is not licensed to the WAN. For example, the UE may receive an assignment of at least one frequency channel in the first frequency band for P2P communication. The UE may then communicate peer-to-peer with the other UE(s) on the at least one frequency channel. The UE may also communicate with the WAN to maintain P2P communication with the other UE(s), e.g., to switch to another frequency channel if necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alan Barbieri, Naga Bhushan, Ravi Palanki, Peter Gaal
  • Patent number: 9491594
    Abstract: The present document provides a method for managing a terminal group, including: a home subscriber information unit sending group information of a terminal group to a machine type communication interworking function (MTC IWF), and the MTC IWF storing the group information; after receiving request message of the terminal group sent by a server, the MTC IWF executing a terminal group process relevant to the request according to the group information. The present document further provides a system for managing a terminal group. The present document can realize managing a terminal group through an MTC IWF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventor: Kun Yang
  • Patent number: 9451608
    Abstract: The present invention provides a resource configuration method, a resource deletion method and a device. The resource configuration method includes: receiving a group establishment request carrying a group identifier of a group to be established; acquiring, according to the group identifier of the group to be established, a base station list and a tracking area list of the group to be established; the base station list includes a base station in which a registered subscription user equipment of the group to be established locates at present, the tracking area list includes a tracking area in which the registered subscription user equipment of the group to be established locates at present; if the base station list is not empty, configuring, according to the base station list and the tracking area list, a resource for the group to be established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: CHENGDU TD TECH LTD.
    Inventors: Gang He, Chen Fan, Mingchun Li, Zhihong Zhou, Haijian Shi, Naihua Yuan, Hongmei Gao, Minghua Wei
  • Patent number: 9451418
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices enable group associations based on network determined location information. The various embodiments enable the ad-hoc creation of mobile device groups based on network determined locations. In an embodiment, a server may determine the location of a mobile device and based on the mobile device being located in a pairing zone may add the mobile device to a group. In an embodiment, the server may add the mobile device to the group following the occurrence of a trigger event, such as the mobile device pausing in a given pairing zone for a period of time. In an embodiment, the server may identify that mobile devices are located within a pairing zone and may add all the mobile devices in the pairing zone to the same group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: George Joseph, Peter S Marx, Eric P Bilange, Leyla S Celebi, Gaurav Lamba, Cormac S Conroy, Praveen Dua, Jayal M Mehta
  • Patent number: 9432810
    Abstract: An opt-in and time limited bi-directional real-time location sharing (OTLBLS) system and method that enable individual users of the disclosed system to communicate bi-directionally in real-time while also sharing certain information including, for example, locations, messages and metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: WHOOLEY, INC.
    Inventors: Tessa Husain, Christina Janczak
  • Patent number: 9420558
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a system and a method for providing mobility management and out-of-coverage indication in a hybrid system comprised of conventional LMR sites and trunking LMR sites. If a radio is located at a conventional site, the radio provides its location and user group data to the disclosed system through its traffic channel when the channel is idle. If the radio is located at a trunking site, the radio provides its location and user group data to the disclosed system through the trunking site's control channel. Knowledge of the radio's current location and user group data is used to provide dynamic call routing and data management within the disclosed system. The disclosed system and method provides seamless communication between a trunking site and a conventional site while concurrently enhancing the hybrid system to provide mobility management and out-of-coverage indication features typically associated with a stand-alone trunking system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: E.F. Johnson Company
    Inventors: Arindam Roy, Linda Trine, Marshall Jobe
  • Patent number: 9408241
    Abstract: A network may include a method that includes, for example, receiving a communication request responsive to a telephone number mapping query failure, where the communication request is initiated by an originating communication device requesting a communication session with a terminating communication device, foregoing initiating the communication session as a circuit-switched communication session responsive to determining that the originating communication device and the terminating communication device are enabled to use packet-switched communications, and instructing a second network node to initiate the communication session as a packet-switched communication session between the originating communication device and the terminating communication device responsive to the determination. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventors: Bernard Ku, Lakshminarashimhan Naidu, Armstrong Soo
  • Patent number: 9401744
    Abstract: A user can initiate the transmission of data on a mobile device by making physical contact with another device. The physical contact can be any type of physical touch that is referred to as a “tap” or “tapping.” When a tap is detected by a device, the device may initiate near field communication (NFC) with the other tapping device. NFC may be used to communicate data between the two devices, or NFC may be used to exchange sufficient information to allow the devices to establish a communication channel via another communication link. In some embodiments, an NFC-enabled mobile device can be used to gather group data relating to users having mobile devices that are within NFC range of one another and which initiate the aggregation of group data by the tapping of three or more devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Georgiana Gormley, Winston Wang, Robert Buck, Valerie Goulart, Jeff Gough, Barb Brindle, Patrick Carney, Paulo Chow
  • Patent number: 9380434
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for ad-hoc group messaging are provided herein. In some embodiments, methods for ad-hoc group messaging may include detecting two or more subscribers proximate a common location, creating an ad-hoc group including contact information of the two or more subscribers proximate the common location, and transmitting information associated with the ad-hoc group to a device of each of the two or more subscribers associated with the ad-hoc group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Vonage America Inc.
    Inventors: Tali Waisel, Elad Zarko, Golan Malki, Ido Mintz
  • Patent number: 9374764
    Abstract: An example method includes reporting location changes for one or more users from a first network element to a second network element based on transitions for each of the one or more users in relation to a policy location area, wherein the policy location area is defined by one or more first user location information (ULI) information elements (IEs); communicating a per-peer Rx authorization and accounting request (Rx AAR) message to initiate a policy change, wherein the per-peer Rx AAR message comprises the one or more first ULI IEs; communicating a per-Diameter-peer Gx reauthorization request (Gx RAR) message including the one or more first ULI IEs; identifying one or more users for the policy change based, at least in part, on a corresponding ULI IE for each user and the one or more first ULI IEs; and applying the policy change to each of the identified one or more users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Robert M. Batz, Timothy P. Stammers
  • Patent number: 9324049
    Abstract: A maintenance system includes a plurality of wellsite equipment located at or nearby a wellsite, and a communication interface device for monitoring data that is representative of a health status of the equipment. The system further includes a database containing prior health status of the equipment, and a central data server in communication with the database which is capable of communicating with the communication interface device for generating analysis of the equipment. The analysis includes comparing the monitored data with the prior health status to prescribe if maintenance is required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Hubertus V. Thomeer, Ed Faught, Kay Stefan Capps, Cole Tepe, Rock Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 9320067
    Abstract: Configuring a peer-to-peer (P2P) link in a multi-access wireless network includes receiving P2P configuration information from a base station at a UE supporting P2P communication. The first UE communicates directly with a second UE based on the P2P configuration information received from the base station. The first UE may send a configuration request message to the base station, and receive a responsive configuration message with the P2P configuration information from the base station, which messages may be Radio Resource Control (RRC) messages supporting P2P. In the alternative, the P2P configuration information may be provided in a system information block (SIB) broadcast by the base station. The P2P configuration information may indicate allocation of physical layer or Medium Access Control resources, or both allocated for P2P communication, and other information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Saiyiu D. Ho, Gavin Bernard Horn, Miguel Griot, Nagendra Nagaraja
  • Patent number: 9319287
    Abstract: A system that can store attributes from a plurality of past communications by a terminal device to one or more recipients. The system can also identify a routine based on the stored attributes. The system can also generate a contact list including at least one of the one or more recipients according to the routine. The system can also output the contact list. The attributes may include identifications of one or more recipients of the plurality of past communications and an order in which the one or more recipients are communicated with from one or more locations of the terminal device during the plurality of past communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Rohini Kasturi, Sravan Vadlakonda, Alpesh Patel, Matthew Kuhlke
  • Patent number: 9288646
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed for establishing a second call during a first call on a multi-SIM communication device. A quality of the first call between a calling party and a called party using a first subscription for a first network may be determined to be degrading. Network alternatives may be provided for establishing the second call in response to determining that the quality of the first call is degrading. One of the network alternatives may be selected based on an order of suitability for originating the second call. A notification to the called party using information associated with calling party and the second call may be provided before the second call is originated. The information associated with the second call may identify the calling party to the called party before the second call is originated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Dhananjaya Sarma Ponukumati, Hareeswara Kumar Modali
  • Patent number: 9246706
    Abstract: In a service level interworking unit, a service center (SC) address or a set of SC addresses dedicated for the service level interworking is used whenever an instant message (IM) is interworked to a short message (SM). In other words, if a message is initially sent as an instant message (IM) by user equipment (UE) and is interworked to a short message (SM) by the interworking function, the interworked short message (SM) is sent to a dedicated service center (SC) address. For originating messages that are not interworked, different service center address or addresses are used. A terminating short message (SM) received at the interworking unit is interworked to an instant message (IM) and the interworked instant message (IM) is delivered to the user equipment (UE), if a service center address in the terminating short message (SM) is one of the dedicated service center addresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Jari Mutikainen, Jozsef Varga
  • Patent number: 9232284
    Abstract: A STB resource sharing (RS) group of a home network comprises a plurality of STBs. In the STB RS group, a STB communicates with one or more other STBs to mutually share available device resources comprising hardware and software resources, and/or capabilities. The STB functions as an elected master (EM) or a STB RS client in the STB RS group. As an EM, the STB receives advertisements from other STBs to determine available resources. The determined available resources are announced to other STBs in the STB RS group. The STB manages the use of the determined available resources according to resource sharing requests received from other STBs. As a STB RS client, the STB advertises inherent resources to an EM of the STB RS group. The STB receives announcements from the EM for available resources in the STB RS group. The STB shares its available resources, accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: BROADCOM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Predrag Kostic, Nicos Herodotou, Rajesh Mamidwar, Sanjeev Sood
  • Patent number: 9198015
    Abstract: A method begins by a processing module establishing information regarding a potentially adverse event. The method continues with the processing module determining group constraints for a group regarding the potentially adverse event, wherein the group constraints includes one or more of: family member devices, neighbor devices, friend devices, first responders, co-workers, and devices of other persons having an affiliating commonality. The method continues with the processing module determining whether a temporary group exists regarding the potentially adverse event and that is in accordance with the group constraints. When the temporary group exists regarding the potentially adverse event that is in accordance with the group constraints, the method continues with the processing module identifying event response information regarding the potentially adverse event and selecting a portion of the event response information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Inventor: Gary W. Grube
  • Patent number: 9185596
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for avoiding data loss associated with a quality of service (QoS) reservation failure. One such method of wireless communication operable at an access terminal includes receiving a request from an access network for a preselected communication, establishing a radio link with the access network in response to the received communication request, transmitting a Quality of Service (QoS) reservation request message to the access network to request QoS in response to the received communication request, receiving a QoS reservation rejection message from the access network indicating a rejection of the requested QoS, transmitting a RESV request message to the access network in response to the QoS reservation rejection message, and receiving the preselected communication over a preselected flow in response to the RESV request message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Weiye Zhang, Haichao Song
  • Patent number: 9165284
    Abstract: A method and system for sharing content in an instant messaging application are disclosed. According to one embodiment a computer-implemented method comprises logging content accessed by a first client, and a list of accessible content is updated and provided to the first client. A request is received from the first client to share first content of the list of accessible content with a second client, and a message is delivered to the second client, the message containing a link to the first content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Szeto
  • Patent number: 9154561
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for providing location-based communication services, such as location-based chat sessions and location based-data feeds. Access to a chat session or data feed may be provided to a user of a mobile device when the current location of the mobile device is determined to be within a predetermined geographic region. In one implementation, the chat session or data feed relates to content provided by members of a group or social network. In other implementations, the content related to chat session or data feed is provided by members of the general public.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: AOL Inc.
    Inventor: Vincent Oh
  • Patent number: 9143902
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for creating a communication group for a given type of communication using a mobile station for initiating communication sessions of the given type among mobile stations are disclosed. A group definition for determining members of the new communication group is composed from one or more contacts from the electronic address book such as by selecting from the address book using the mobile station. The group definition may include logical operators to define the combination of contacts. A name may be specified for the new group. The assembly of the list of members may be performed by the mobile station, a communication network server for maintaining groups (e.g. a Group and List Management Server (GLMS)) or an email server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Runbo Fu, Wen Zhao, Xin Jin
  • Patent number: 9130965
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of inter-technology handoff of a multi-mode mobile unit in a packet-switched communication system. One embodiment of the method includes establishing a call from a first application layer client in the first mobile unit using a first wireless communication link that operates according to a first wireless access technology. The method also includes sending, in response to detecting changing conditions of the first wireless communication link, a request to form a conference call including the first application layer client and inviting a second application layer client in the first mobile unit to join the conference call. The second application layer client uses a second wireless communication link that operates according to a second wireless access technology. The method further includes handing off the call from the first application layer client to the second application layer client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Edward Grinshpun, Chung-Zin Liu, Simon S. Ou, Lily H. Zhu
  • Patent number: 9125077
    Abstract: A method for managing node communications in a mobile ad-hoc network is provided where at least a node in the said network performs the following steps: identifying if it is a Potentially Disruptive Node (PDN) or a non-PDN node, a PDN node being a node that has a number of connected 1-hop neighbor nodes greater than a predetermined value K; when the node is identified as a PDN node, selecting a subset of its 1-hop neighbor nodes, the selected nodes being the only 1-hop neighbor nodes that are allowed to communicate directly with the PDN node, the selected nodes being called Bridge Nodes (BN), non-BN nodes being called Regular Nodes (RN), the said RN nodes being able to communicate with PDN nodes via the selected BN nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignees: THALES, INDRA SISTEMAS, ELEKTROBIT WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS LTD, SELEX ES SPA, SAAB AB, RADMOR SA
    Inventors: Antoine Joly, Raphael Massin, Laurent Fachau
  • Patent number: 9100857
    Abstract: A recovery scheme where a base station monitors state of interoperation with a primary exchange. When the primary exchange becomes unavailable, active services may be lost, but the base station sends an activation request message to a secondary exchange that has access to base station configuration information of the base station. The secondary exchange uses the base station configuration information to activate the base station, and user terminals in the base station cell may begin to registrate to the system. Recovery capability of communications can be achieved with optimized use of network resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: CASSIDIAN FINLAND OY
    Inventors: Olli Pekka Lahtinen, Mika Lahti, Tapio Savunen
  • Patent number: 9065579
    Abstract: Group communication service is becoming more and more popular in communications systems. The users of the group communication would benefit especially from summarized group information. A member of a group comprising at least two members can receive the summarized group information by subscribing to information on other group members; wherein information on the group is summarized at least on the basis of current information on at least one other group member whose information was subscribed to; and by showing the thus obtained summarized group member information to the member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Calin Turcanu, Jaakko Saijonmaa
  • Patent number: 9042929
    Abstract: A data communication system and a method of data communication. The method comprises receiving data associated with a plurality of users, wherein a first set of the plurality of users is located at a first location and a second set of the plurality of users is located at a second location. The method further comprises determining that the first set of users has access to both a broadband data communication system and a trunked radio system and that at least one user of the second set of users does not have access to the broadband data communication system. The data is then provided to the first set of users by the broadband data communication system and not the trunked radio system, and to the second set of users by the trunked radio system and not the broadband data communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Nathanael P. Kuehner
  • Publication number: 20150141067
    Abstract: Mobile devices band together in an ad hoc grouping based on their location. As the mobile devices travel, their users may have a shared, mutual goal at a common location. The mobile devices having the common location are invited to join the ad hoc grouping. Should any of the mobile devices accept and join the ad hoc grouping, the users may act as a cohesive unit and bid to achieve their shared, mutual goal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicants: AT&T Mobility II LLC, AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: GInger Chien, Yehoshuva Arasavelli