Auto-dialing Or Repertory Dialing (e.g., Using Bar Code, Etc.) Patents (Class 455/564)
  • Patent number: 10503462
    Abstract: Certain implementations of the disclosed technology may include systems and method for handling application notifications. According to an example implementation, a method is provided. The method can include receiving a plurality of audio feeds from a respective plurality of applications, and determining a priority status for one or more of the respective applications. Based on the determined priority status, the method may further include determining a first prioritized audio feed and a second prioritized audio feed from the plurality of applications. The method includes detecting, in a signal associated with the first prioritized audio feed, a signal gap having a gap start. The method includes modifying, based at least in part on the signal of the first prioritized audio feed, one or more parameters associated with at least the second prioritized audio feed, and outputting, to an output device, at least a portion of the first prioritized audio feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Venkatesh Thirumale
  • Patent number: 10336263
    Abstract: A sun visor assembly includes a visor body and an electronic device receiver carried on the visor body. The electronic device receiver includes a clamping feature having a slider and an opposed latching feature. The visor body may also include a USB feature and/or a viewing port extending through the visor body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Ligi, Jr., Scott Holmes Dunham, Nicholas Dornik, Rosaria Lee Petrella-Lovasik
  • Patent number: 10284711
    Abstract: The communication device comprising a voice communication implementer, a multiple & real-time & chronological speech-to-text implementer, and a video data transfer implementer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Iwao Fujisaki
  • Patent number: 10270894
    Abstract: One-touch transmission and one-touch silencing of a wearable group communication device utilize an end user device body and face that can be moved relative to one another in one or more simple, single-motion actions. One-touch audio transmission is enabled after an end user device is activated to enable communications. Depressing the end user device face relative to the end user device body enables audio transmission. While the face is in its depressed position audio can be transmitted. To cease audio transmission the face is released. One-touch audio silencing of an activated end user device can be performed by rotating the face relative to the body to silence audio broadcast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Orion Labs
    Inventors: Mohammadali Parsian, Greg Albrecht, Jesse Robbins
  • Patent number: 10268338
    Abstract: A smartpad is provided that has various display modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Mohammed Selim, Paul E. Reeves, Chris Tyghe, Alexander de Paz, Paul Webber, Rodney W. Schrock, Brett B. Faulk
  • Patent number: 10230828
    Abstract: A communication device includes a processor configured to execute speech processing using a first speech function of providing radio device service requiring a predetermined operation for transmitting transmission sound during speech or speech processing using a second speech function of providing telephone service requiring no predetermined operation for transmitting transmission sound during speech, a rectangular parallelepiped-shaped housing formed by joining a front case and a rear case, a physical keypad mounted at an outer wall surface side of the front case, a speaker storage part provided at an inner wall surface side of the front case, and a speaker mounted on the speaker storage part with an orientation capable of emitting sound to the inner wall surface side in such a manner as to face an abutment surface between the front case and the physical keypad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masayuki Otani
  • Patent number: 10165117
    Abstract: A device can receive a call from a calling party device to a called party device, and can determine caller information based on the call from the calling party device. The device can determine that the caller information satisfies a criterion, and can modify the caller information to create modified caller information, the caller information being modified based on the caller information satisfying the criterion. The device can compare the modified caller information to a data structure that includes information associated with multiple call handling decisions. The device can identify a call handling decision, of the multiple call handling decisions, based on comparing the modified caller information to the data structure that includes the plurality of call handling decisions, and can cause the call handling decision to be implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Haltom, Lulia Ann Barakat
  • Patent number: 10135961
    Abstract: In one aspect, a first device includes a processor and storage accessible to the processor. The storage bears instructions executable by the processor to identify contact information for a person associated with a second device and determine, based on the identification, whether to disable a caller identification (ID) blocking function associated with making calls from the first device. The instructions are also executable by the processor to, responsive to a determination to disable the caller ID blocking function, disable the caller ID blocking function while facilitating a call from the first device to the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Russell Speight VanBlon, Nathan J. Peterson, John Carl Mese, Arnold S. Weksler
  • Patent number: 10134089
    Abstract: Management of transaction message flow utilizing a transaction message queue. The system and method are for use in financial transaction messaging systems. The system is designed to enable an administrator to monitor, distribute, control and receive alerts on the use and status of limited network and exchange resources. Users are grouped in a hierarchical manner, preferably including user level and group level, as well as possible additional levels such as account, tradable object, membership, and gateway levels. The message thresholds may be specified for each level to ensure that transmission of a given transaction does not exceed the number of messages permitted for the user, group, account, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Trading Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Allan Kemp, II, Jens-Uwe Schluetter, Sagy Pundak Mintz, David W. Garrison
  • Patent number: 10078426
    Abstract: A portable electronic device is provided. The portable electronic device includes a display, a memory to store a first set of applications and a second set of applications, the first set of applications and the second set of applications to be executed in a first operation mode and a second operation mode of a same operating system, respectively, and a processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyeon-mi Lee, Min Jang, Woo-jin Choi
  • Patent number: 9992204
    Abstract: A system is provided and includes a broadcasting device configured to emit a beacon signal over a predefined range and a mobile computing device. The mobile computing device is configured to run a host operating system at any location. The mobile computing device is further configured to run a virtual machine associated with the beacon signal within the host operating system but only when the computing device is in range of the beacon signal of a predefined strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eli M. Dow, Douglas E. Rohde
  • Patent number: 9881287
    Abstract: A mobile payment register can generate a first user interface on a display. The first user interface is adapted to accept an input to process a first operation by a first user associated with a payment transaction. The payment transaction requires inputs into the mobile payment register by at least two users. The mobile payment register detects, via a sensor, a re-orientation motion. The re-orientation motion can cause the display to change from a first orientation substantially facing the first user to a second orientation substantially facing a second user. In response to detecting the re-orientation motion, the display can replace at least a portion of the first user interface with at least a portion of a second user interface such that input elements on the second user interface are able to accept an input from the second user to authorize or modify the payment transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventor: Troy J. Edwards
  • Patent number: 9883025
    Abstract: The communication device comprising a voice communication implementer, a multiple & real-time & chronological speech-to-text implementer, and an answer rejection implementer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventor: Iwao Fujisaki
  • Patent number: 9872148
    Abstract: Systems and methods can support establishing a voice call over a wireless computer network between a mobile computing device and a second device, where the second device may be either another mobile device or a gateway for communicating to a traditional landline or mobile telephone. The connectivity status of the mobile computing device may be monitored. Call disruption indicators may be provided to the users in response to connectivity loss between the mobile computing device and the wireless computer network. Geographical location information associated with the mobile computing device may be collected in response to connectivity loss and a connectivity loss model may be generated. A connectivity-loss warning indicator may be provided to the users based upon a proximity metric of the geographical location associated with the mobile computing device and the connectivity loss model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Voalte, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin King, Donald Taylor Anderson
  • Patent number: 9836182
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a wireless communication unit configured to perform wireless communication; a display unit configured to display an icon corresponding to an application; and a controller configured to display a first graphic object on the display unit along with the icon indicating first information about an event that has occurred with respect to the application, and display a second graphic object on the display unit including second information about the event that has occurred in which the second information includes more detailed information than the first information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Mihyun Park, Dongsu Han, Woohyoung Shin, Seonghyok Kim, Sungho Woo
  • Patent number: 9794267
    Abstract: A system is provided and includes a broadcasting device configured to emit a beacon signal over a predefined range and a mobile computing device. The mobile computing device is configured to run a host operating system at any location. The mobile computing device is further configured to run a virtual machine associated with the beacon signal within the host operating system but only when the computing device is in range of the beacon signal of a predefined strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eli M. Dow, Douglas E. Rohde
  • Patent number: 9529918
    Abstract: A method and system for downloading at least one application via a communication network are provided. The method comprises receiving an input search query from a user device; determining the search intent respective of the input search query, wherein the search intent indicates a topic of interest of a user of the user device; selecting, based on the search intent, at least one application from at least one applications central repository; creating a display segment over a display of the user device; displaying an icon corresponding to the at least one selected application in the display segment; establishing a direct communication link between the user device and a location hosting the at least one selected application in response to an input received from the user device; and downloading the application to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Doat Media Ltd.
    Inventors: Joey Joseph Simhon, Amir Taichman, Adam Kariv
  • Patent number: 9503403
    Abstract: Information management and display is enabled. A method can include displaying, via a user interface of a communication device, a dynamically updatable wallpaper comprising a personalized theme personalized to a user of the communication device. The method can also include updating the dynamically updatable wallpaper to display one or more animated icons. Displaying the animated icons can be based, at least, on detected activity of respective contacts associated with the one or more animated icons. An apparatus can comprise a user interface component configured to display images indicative of contacts, wherein the plurality of contacts are predefined by a user of the apparatus. The apparatus can also include a messaging component configured to: integrate different types of text messages for one of the contacts; and provide concurrent display of the text messages and social media information for one of the contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Jared S. Peterson, Janna Ducich, Kristin Marie Pascal, Edward Woodbery
  • Patent number: 9473631
    Abstract: A call management device is connected between a standard push button telephone, rotary dial telephone, or other communication device and a public telephone network, and it operates to place (dial) calls on the public telephone network. The call management device maintains a telephone book that can be used to look up a phone number by name. A caller, using their telephone's keypad or rotary dial, can either dial a phone number in the normal fashion or they can dial-by-name from the telephone book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: nVideon, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. M. Hodges, Susan R. W. Hodges
  • Patent number: 9450632
    Abstract: A portable electronic device docking station adapted for use in a vehicle provides a securement mechanism, electrical power connection, and communication synchronization system to enable hands-free use of the portable electronic device while attached thereto. The docking station also enables communication with other electronic devices GPS function. The station enables a user to exercise command and control of any synchronized device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Inventor: Lori M. McElroy
  • Patent number: 9450952
    Abstract: Techniques enabling live tiles without application-code execution permit live content to be presented in tiles without executing code of applications associated with those tiles. By so doing, live tiles may be presented more safely, faster, or using fewer resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas H. Alphin, III, John Michael Calandrino, Benjamin Salim Srour, Richard J. Duncan
  • Patent number: 9443499
    Abstract: A musical sound control apparatus (1) includes a slider (17a), a CPU (11) and a recording ring buffer (13a). The slider (17a) enables scratching in both directions. The CPU (11) plays back musical sound data being sequentially supplied. The recording ring buffer (13a) rapidly stores, in response to emit a sound of the musical sound data being supplied, the musical sound data. The CPU (11), in a case of a scratch operation being performed on the slider (17a), controls so as to read out and playback the musical sound data stored in the recording ring buffer (13a) in place of the musical sound data being supplied, based on a direction and operation speed of the scratch operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Osamu Moriyama
  • Patent number: 9374843
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a Bluetooth-based system for automatically matching a vehicle-mounted device with a mobile phone terminal. The system controls a vehicle-mounted device and a mobile phone terminal to turn on/off their respective Bluetooth function based on a vehicle ignition switch signal. In such a way, the driver needn't to turn on, match, and turn off the Bluetooth functions of the vehicle-mounted device and the mobile phone terminal manually. More intelligentized, convenient and efficient service is provided for the drivers and the power of the mobile phone terminal can be saved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: SHENZHEN SEG SCIENTIFIC NAVIGATIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jialiang Chu, Wensheng Luo, Xuanmin Tong
  • Patent number: 9293824
    Abstract: Examples disclose a printed circuit board including an antenna and a matching circuit to match an impedance of the antenna. Further, the examples of the printed circuit board provide the printed circuit board is interchangeable among various types of platforms by adjusting the impedance value of the matching circuit without replacing an electrical component of the matching circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Rajat Sandeshkumar Anand, Jean G Atallah, Samuel H Chau
  • Patent number: 9286614
    Abstract: An electronic digital direct-mail collateral. In an embodiment, the device comprises a card stock mailer similar to a CD case, center hinged and printed with branded advertising information and graphic. The device may further comprise video, audio and cell phone operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew Soroka, Joseph Abrams
  • Patent number: 9246692
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for synchronizing video in a system including a host CPU and a plurality of transcoder instances, the method comprising: receiving, by two or more transcoder instances in the plurality of transcoder instances, a synchronization Internet Protocol (“IP”) packet from the host CPU, wherein the synchronization IP packet is received as one packet in a multicast stream of IP packets; detecting, by the two or more transcoder instances in the plurality of transcoder instances, the synchronization IP packet at the same point in the multicast stream; and transcoding, by the two or more transcoder instances in the plurality of transcoder instances, the multicast stream of IP packets immediately after detecting the synchronization IP packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Michael A. Grossman, Praveen N. Moorthy
  • Patent number: 9229573
    Abstract: An input device includes a touch panel which detects proximity or contact of a detection target, a coordinates extraction unit which extracts coordinates information including at least a z coordinate, in a direction perpendicular to a surface of the touch panel, of the proximity or contact-detected detection target, and a control unit which determines a contact threshold value for detection of contact of the detection target to the touch panel on the basis of coordinates information of the detection target extracted with an initial manipulation on the surface of the touch panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Tatsuro Igarashi, Noboru Obana, Shumpei Zouda
  • Patent number: 9197730
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed, which facilitates display screen space of mobile terminal to be flexibly utilized in consideration of user's convenience and necessity. The present invention includes displaying 1st screen on 1st region within touchscreen, if 1st gesture is detected, forming 2nd region within the touchscreen, displaying at least one portion of the 1st screen of the 1st region at a timing point of detecting the 1st gesture as 2nd screen, when touch input to the 1st region is detected or the 2nd region is formed, changing the 1st screen of the 1st region into 3rd screen automatically, if 2nd gesture is detected, generating merged screen including at least one portion of the 3rd screen of the 1st region and at least one portion of the 2nd screen of the 2nd region, and displaying the merged screen on 3rd region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Songyi Baek, Kyunghye Seo
  • Patent number: 9197745
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are disclosed for automatically connecting to a relay service and establish a captioning communication session during a call between a hearing-impaired user and a far-end user. The apparatus includes communication elements configured to receive captions from a relay service, and a processor configured to automatically connect to the relay service and establish a captioning communication session during a call responsive to a determination that a connection to the relay service failed during a time in which the hearing-impaired user desired captions to be enabled. A method includes determining captions are desired by the hearing-impaired user at a first time to be enabled for display to the communication device during a call, detecting a failed connection to the relay service at a second time, and automatically connecting with the relay service and establishing a new captioning communication session at a third time during the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: CaptionCall, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Chevrier, Michael S Stimpson
  • Patent number: 9179202
    Abstract: A multi-frequency (also known as multiple-frequency) signal, such as a dual-tone signal, can be a repeating signal that indicates a character designated on a keypad. The signal can be processed such that the character is identifiable. This processing can include using first and second-order statistics of the signal to determine an estimated average frequency of the signal. A table can be accessed that lists individual characters of the keypad and specific average frequency values can be associated with the individual characters. The specific average frequency value that is closest to the estimated average frequency can be identified and the character associated with this closest specific average frequency value can be appointed as the character indicated by the signal. Thus, the multi-frequency signal can be classified as communicating the appointed character.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Wei Su
  • Patent number: 9128607
    Abstract: A manipulation panel that is a user interface includes a display unit that displays a screen, a touch panel that detects a tap performed to the display unit, and an abnormality detector that detects a situation, in which a message is displayed on the display unit, until the touch panel detects a second tap constituting a double tap since detecting a first tap. Manipulation panel displays a warning message about the situation detected by the abnormality detector on the display unit after the touch panel detects the second tap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Masao Hosono, Yoichi Kurumasa, Kenichi Komaba, Takuya Okada, Tetsuya Tokumoto, Kazuhiro Tomiyasu
  • Patent number: 9110565
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods and computer-readable storage media are provided for information management and display. In one embodiment, a method includes displaying, via a user interface of a communication device, a dynamically updatable wallpaper comprising a personalized theme personalized to a user of the communication device. The method also includes updating the dynamically updatable wallpaper to display one or more animated icons. Displaying the animated icons is based, at least, on detected activity of respective contacts associated with the one or more animated icons. In another embodiment, an apparatus comprises: a user interface component configured to display images indicative of contacts, wherein the plurality of contacts are predefined by a user of the apparatus. The apparatus also includes a messaging component configured to: integrate different types of text messages for one of the contacts; and provide concurrent display of the text messages and social media information for one of the contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Jared S. Peterson, Janna Ducich, Kristin Marie Pascal, Edward Woodbery
  • Patent number: 9031615
    Abstract: A method of performing expedited communication functions on a mobile device includes monitoring the duration-of key press on a keyboard of the mobile device and determining if the monitored duration of the key press is greater than a threshold duration. If the monitored duration of the key press is determined to be less than a threshold duration, then a primary key function associated with the pressed key is activated. If the monitored duration of the key press is determined to be greater than a threshold duration, then an expedited communication function associated with the pressed key is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Thomas Hardy, Mihal Lazaridis, Sherryl Lee Lorraine Scott
  • Patent number: 9008729
    Abstract: A portable radiotelephone can be shifted between a first condition wherein the radiotelephone does not receive or transmit voice communications by radiotelephone transmissions over radiotelephone channels and a second condition wherein the radiotelephone receives and transmits voice communications by radiotelephone transmissions over radiotelephone channels. The radiotelephone automatically calls a central voice-activated phone dialing system remote from the portable radiotelephone in response to producing the second condition in the radiotelephone. The radiotelephone includes a switch for producing the first and second conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Gregory Clyde Griffith, Benjamin F. Holcomb
  • Patent number: 8989662
    Abstract: A method of automatically connecting to a peripheral Bluetooth device and service in a mobile communication terminal having a Bluetooth module is provided. Upon input of a key, it is determined whether the key includes a Bluetooth mode key. If the key includes the Bluetooth mode key, the terminal transitions to a Bluetooth mode. A Bluetooth device or service corresponding to the key as a short key is detected and connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Chul-Woo Kim
  • Patent number: 8983510
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing confirmed OTA terminal configuration includes a processing element configured to communicate configuration data to a mobile terminal. The processing element is also configured to initiate a confirmation sequence to confirm proper receipt of the configuration data at the mobile terminal, and to receive information indicating whether the configuration data was properly received at the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Core Wireless Licensing S.a.r.l.
    Inventor: Tamas.Zs Szabo
  • Publication number: 20150057048
    Abstract: The embodiments of this invention provide a speed dial method for a touch screen mobile phone. The touch screen mobile phone uses a lock screen interface and displays a floating window on top of the windows of the lock screen interface. The speed dial method includes real-time monitoring of the lock screen interface and acquisition of a click event. When the click event is a speed dial event, a phone number corresponding to the click event may be acquired at the floating window. Dial the phone number may establish a link between an opposite peer using the phone number and the user. The embodiments of this invention also provide a speed dial device for a touch screen mobile phone. The speed dial device may include: a click event acquisition module, a telephone number acquisition module, and a link establishment module. This invention enables phone calls to be made when the touch screen mobile phone is in a lock screen mode without having to unlock the screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Qing WANG, Haoran GUO, Quanhao XIAO, Yixia YUAN, Jiashun SONG, Pengtao LI, Xunchang ZHAN, Chunyou LIN
  • Patent number: 8964948
    Abstract: A method for setting a voice tag is provided, which comprises the following steps. First, counting a number of phone calls performed between a user and a contact person. If the number of phone calls exceeds a predetermined times or a voice dialing performed by the user is failed before calling to the contact person within a predetermined duration, the user is inquired whether or not to set a voice tag corresponding to the contact person after the phone call is complete. If the user decides to set the voice tag, a voice training procedure is executed for setting the voice tag corresponding to the contact person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Fu-Chiang Chou
  • Patent number: 8958849
    Abstract: A communication device that communicates via a base station through a radio link that includes: a display that displays an inquiry from a plurality of inquiries, a first input, which upon being activated, indicates an agreement in response to the inquiry, a second input, which upon being activated, indicates a disagreement in response to the inquiry, an emergency input, which upon being activated, indicates an emergency situation, a controller that selects and dials the phone number corresponding to the contact name from a plurality of phone numbers corresponding to a plurality of contact names based on the indicated agreement, the indicated disagreement, and the indicated emergency situation, such that the agreement and the disagreement with each inquiry of the plurality of inquiries guides the controller in selecting and dialing the phone number corresponding to the contact name from the plurality of phone numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Abdullah Aldossary
  • Patent number: 8958848
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including an input unit configured to receive an input to activate a voice recognition function on the mobile terminal and a memory configured to store multiple domains related to menus and operations of the mobile terminal. It further includes a controller configured to access a specific domain among the multiple domains included in the memory based on the received input to activate the voice recognition function, to recognize user speech based on a language model and an acoustic model of the accessed domain, and to determine at least one menu and operation of the mobile terminal based on the accessed specific domain and the recognized user speech.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jong-Ho Shin, Jong-Keun Youn, Dae-Sung Jung, Jae-Hoon Yu, Tae-Jun Kim, Jae-Min Joh, Jae-Do Kwak
  • Patent number: 8954576
    Abstract: The test analysis system of a network according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes: a server group having at least one server performing at least any one of generation of real-time information and storage of a server local log according to test scenarios; a client group having at least one client. communicating with the server group and performing at least any one of the generation of the real-time information and the storage of the local log according to the test scenarios; and a monitoring system storing the real-time information as a system log while monitoring the real-time information received from the server group and the client group during the execution of the test scenarios and informing a test manager of the monitored real-time information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Hang Kee Kim, Chang Joon Park
  • Patent number: 8954039
    Abstract: Disclosed are an electronic device and an electronic device control method that can use address information on the basis of an inputted string. The disclosed electronic device is provided with: a memory (44) that stores an address book that has names and address information; input keys (14) for inputting strings; a display unit (21) that displays both an input string inputted via the input keys (14) and a conversion candidate string which is a conversion candidate for the input string; a search execution unit (46) that searches the address book on the basis of an input string inputted via the input keys (14); and a control unit (45) that has the display unit (21) display, as a conversion candidate string, a name or address information that corresponds to the input string and was searched for by the search execution unit (46).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsushi Wakasa
  • Publication number: 20150024717
    Abstract: The embodiments disclose a method of a data channel telephone network system including enrolling a user subscribing to a data channel telephone network system, installing a data channel telephone network application on user telephone handset, using the data channel telephone network application to record and store user selectable and configurable call processing rules on the network database, routing incoming and outgoing calls via a public switched telephone network to the data channel telephone network system using the user configured call processing rules and displaying choices the user can choose from to process how to handle an incoming call response using user configured call processing rules, user preset responses and data channel telephone network application automated features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: FLYPSI, INC.
    Inventors: Sunir Kochhar, Ivan Zhidov
  • Publication number: 20150011193
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for processing a contact list in a portable terminal are provided. A method of processing contact information of a portable terminal includes analyzing a schedule by analyzing contact information included in schedule information, re-arranging a subscriber display point of the contact list according to contact information included in the schedule information and displaying the contact list, and forming a communication link with a subscriber selected in the contact list and executing a contact. A schedule check and management operation of the portable terminal can be conveniently processed by only executing the contact application in which subscriber information is displayed with a list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Sungjun KIM, Hyunsuk CHOI
  • Publication number: 20140370865
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for searching and processing contacts. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a mobile communication device has a transceiver, and a controller for controlling operations thereof. The controller is programmed to receive from an end user of the mobile communication device a request for a contact, and search for the contact in a phonebook of the mobile communication device. The controller is programmed to replace the caller identification of the mobile communication device with a corresponding caller identification that emulates the enterprise identification as if the mobile originated call originated from within the enterprise when the mobile communication device is not located within a vicinity of the enterprise. Additional embodiments are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Albert P. Wilhelm
  • Patent number: 8914069
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for speed dialing in a mobile communication system are provided. In the method, a speed dial code is input and transmitted to a SIM card. A dialing number corresponding to the speed dial code is detected from the SIM card. The detected dialing number is transmitted to a User Equipment (UE) through a mechanism of Call Control by SIM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Du-Jin Cha
  • Publication number: 20140364107
    Abstract: A quick communication method and device, and a storage medium are disclosed in the in present disclosure which belongs to the field of mobile communication. The method includes: displaying a quick communication key on the lock screen interface of a terminal; invoking a shortcut panel according to an operation triggered by a user on the quick communication key, and the shortcut panel includes contact information of a part or all of the contact objects from the contact list in the terminal; receiving a contact object selected by the user, and communicating with the contact object; and the device includes: a display module, an invoking module, and a communicating module. Quick communication with a contact object can be implemented by the present invention through the quick communication key on the lock screen interface of the terminal to improve the efficiency of terminal communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Liwei Ye, Yu Lei, Bin Li
  • Publication number: 20140342707
    Abstract: Web content is formatted to show an icon adjacent identified phone numbers to enable select-to-call, e.g., click-to-call functionality from within a web platform. The select-to call functionality can enable the user's web platform context to be maintained during the call. In some instances, details associated with the phone number that is called using the select-to call functionality can be retrieved from a database and surfaced to the user, by way of the web platform, to enrich the user's call experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Lilian Dearith Rincon, Alok Khanna, Jaanus Soots
  • Publication number: 20140335816
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a key fob that offers limited communication ability to out-dial 911 and allows two-way communication with the 911 operator. The key fob also incorporates various embodiments with a small keypad. The key fob also incorporates various embodiments with a small keypad whose function may integrated with a vehicle remote-keyless entry system. Business methods and practices, formulated to provide limited cellular telephone service to the key fob user at the lowest possible cost including free emergency services calls, are incorporated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Jesse Wayne Long
  • Patent number: 8874087
    Abstract: A method for initiating a communication in a mobile terminal, and a mobile terminal apparatus to perform the method, are provided. The method includes determining whether the mobile terminal has entered a shortcut mode, if the mobile terminal has entered the shortcut mode, searching a phone book for shortcut numbers, which consist of a predefined number of digits and start with an input number, obtaining phone book information corresponding to the shortcut numbers that were found in the phone book and displaying the shortcut numbers and their associated phone book information, and if any one of the displayed shortcut numbers and their associated phone book information is selected, initiating a communication using the selected phone book information or shortcut number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Se-Youp Chu