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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
455414200 User location independent information retrieval 325
455415000 Caller identification 199
455417000 Call diversion 143
455416000 Call conferencing 102
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20130045725METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING TELEPHONY SERVICE USING VIRTUAL NETWORK COMPUTING - A system and method for controlling a telephony service by a first terminal using Virtual Network Computing (VNC) connected between the first terminal and a second terminal. The method includes establishing a connection with the second terminal for providing the telephony service; establishing a call connection with an external terminal via the second terminal; establishing a VNC connection between the first terminal and the second terminal; and transmitting and receiving data for a call with the external terminal via the second terminal through the VNC connection.02-21-2013
20130183944Information Access and Device Control Using Mobile Phones and Audio in the Home Environment - Embodiments of the present invention are directed toward systems, methods and devices for improving information access to and device control in a home automation environment. Functionality of multiple household device, such as lights, sound, entertainment, HVAC, and communication devices can be activated via voice commands. The voice commands are detected by a nearby control device and relayed via a network communication medium to another control device to which the desired device or system that the user wants to operate is connected. Each control device, disposed throughout the home, can detect a voice command intended for another control box and household device and relay the voice command to the intended control box. In such systems, a user can initiate a telephone call by saying a voice command to a local control box that will forward on the control signal to a mobile phone connected to another control box.07-18-2013
20110207439NOTIFICATION METHOD AND SYSTEM - A notification method involves creating a template via a web server interface, where the template includes a statement having at least one tag, and triggering a transmission of raw data from a mobile communications device to the web server interface. The method further involves completing the template via the web server interface using the raw data transmitted to the mobile communications device. The template is completed by substituting the tag(s) with an alphanumeric expression deduced from the raw data. The method also involves uploading the completed template onto a remotely accessible social networking page.08-25-2011
20130029647SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS - A device to automatically provide differing information levels according to a predetermined social hierarchy includes a memory and a processor. The memory stores social templates corresponding to unique social signatures and being selectable to provide, for each level of the predetermined social hierarchy, a corresponding differing amount of information to each member of the predetermined social hierarchy and/or a social networking service. The processor receives sensor data from a sensor set which detects sensor data related to an environment of a communication device, creates a detected social signature from the received sensor data, determines which of the social signatures of the social templates has the greatest correspondence with the created social signature, retrieves from the memory the determined one social template having the greatest correspondence, and provides only as much information as allowed in the retrieved social template.01-31-2013
20120172012METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE WHILE LOCATED IN A MOBILE VEHICLE - A method for controlling a mobile communications device while located in a mobile vehicle involves pairing the mobile communications device with a telematics unit via short range wireless communication. The method further involves, receiving an incoming text message at the mobile device while the mobile device is paired with the telematics unit. Upon receiving the text message, a text messaging management strategy is implemented via the telematics unit and/or the mobile device, where the text messaging management strategy is executable via an application that is resident on the mobile device.07-05-2012
20120172011MULTI-SIM STATUS UPDATE SYSTEM - A particular method includes processing a call connection between a user equipment (UE) device and a first network. The UE device is coupled to or includes at least a first subscriber identity module (SIM) that is associated with the first network and a second SIM that is associated with a second network. The method includes sending a status update message to the second network associated with the second SIM. The status update message instructs the second network to provide a busy status message in response to receiving a call connection request that is directed to the second SIM.07-05-2012
20120172019COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM PROVIDING MOBILE DEVICE NOTIFICATION BASED UPON PERSONAL INTEREST INFORMATION AND CALENDAR EVENTS - A communications system may include at least one mobile wireless communications device for storing personal interest information for respective contacts and for storing calendar event data. The system may further include a notification server communicating with the at least one mobile wireless communications device via a wireless communications network and configured to access the personal interest information and calendar event data from the at least one mobile wireless communications device, and send notifications to the at least one mobile wireless communications device based upon the personal interest information and the calendar event data.07-05-2012
20120172013mPulseRadio: An interactive broadcast radio system that enables real-time demographics collection - This invention assists broadcast radio listeners by facilitating their active engagement of on-air content. Listener selected information invokes search processes within a plurality of mediums and results are returned to the listener over prescribed plurality of communications mediums. Broadcasters acquire real-time listener demographic information based on the number of selections received when specific content is aired. Such information is used to assess the popularity of on-air personalities or particular products. The greatest impact of this invention is the combined application of broadcast radio, cellular telephone and the Internet to provide interactivity for listeners. All three mediums are harnessed to make this invention viable. The invention system offers novel capabilities that are not currently possible in modern broadcast radio. This includes the niche broadcast radio area of satellite radio.07-05-2012
20100015959CALL GRAPH PROCESSING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A computer-based call graph processing system and method dials a phone number of a receiver, and display an option selection to select a call graph on a display of a mobile phone. The system and method further call a radio link protocol to build an IS-95 channel to send a selected call graph to the receiver via the IS-95 channel, and alert the receiver using a default alert mode and display the call graph on a display of the receiver.01-21-2010
20080261571Location blocking service from a wireless service provider - Location-blocking and identity-blocking services that can be commercially offered by a service promoter, e.g., a cellular service provider or a web advertiser. In the identity-blocking service, the service promoter may disclose the current physical location of a mobile subscriber (i.e., a cellular phone operator) to a third party (e.g., a web advertiser) subscribing to the identity-blocking service. However, the service promoter may not send any identity information for the mobile subscriber to the third party. On the other hand, in the location-blocking service, the service promoter may disclose the mobile subscriber's identity information to the third party, but not the current physical location of the mobile subscriber. Blocking of the mobile subscriber's identity or location information may be desirable for privacy reasons, to comply with a government regulation, or to implement a telecommunication service option selected by the mobile subscriber. However, in the case of the mobile subscriber requesting emergency help, the service promoter may not block identity and/or location information. Instead, the service promoter may send all such information to the emergency service provider (e.g., the police or a hospital).10-23-2008
20080261567Mobile telephony device having a print request dedicated key for transmitting digital images to a printing system - A mobile telephony device is provided having a print request dedicated key, a digital image acquiring assembly for acquiring at least one digital image, and a processor in operative communication with the print request dedicated key for initiating printing of the at least one digital image in response to selection of the print request dedicated key by a user of the mobile telephony device. The processor includes a memory module configured for storing digital images acquired by the digital image acquiring assembly. The processor further includes a transmission module programmed with transmission instructions for transmitting the at least one digital image in response to the selection of the print request dedicated key. The processor further includes a payment module programmed with payment-related information capable of being transmitted by the transmission module for use in effecting payment to a service provider or an order fulfillment location for printing the at least one digital image.10-23-2008
20080261566Method for Activating a Network-Based Service in a Communication Network, Apparatus, Device and Network Therefore - According to one aspect of the present invention, there is provided apparatus, in a communication network, for processing a request to initiate a communication using a first communication system, the request including information relating to one or more parties with which the communication is intended to be initiated, comprising: processing logic for determining whether the request includes information relating to a predetermined party, and where it is so determined, initiating a service in accordance with the information relating to the predetermined party.10-23-2008
20120184254System and Method for Switching Ringing State Session with Customized Alerting Tone - The present invention provides a system and method for handing over a ringing status session with a color ring back tone, and when the ringing status session with the color ring back tone is handed over, a handover process includes: after an SCC AS receives a handover request, if the SCC AS judges that a session to be handed over is the ringing status session and a forking occurs so that there are a color ring back tone session and a normal media negotiation session, then associating the handover request with the color ring back tone session and the normal media negotiation session; and the SCC AS assisting to complete a handover to the normal media negotiation session and a handover to the color ring back tone session. The present invention completes not only updating to the normal media resource but also updating to the color ring back tone media.07-19-2012
20120184253METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR DETERMINING AND DISPLAYING SERVICE CAPABILITIES - Methods and apparatuses are provided for determining features provided by a cell and for indicating a service capability corresponding to the determined features. A user equipment may connect to a cell and determine one or more features provided by the cell. Information relating to the one or more features can be stored in a storage medium. An indicator may be displayed to identify a service capability corresponding to the stored information, as well as a capability of the user equipment.07-19-2012
20120184252THERMOGRAPHIC AUGMENTED REALITY DISPLAY IN AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device is configured to capture thermal information of objects and subjects in real-time utilizing a camera or infrared sensors or utilizing a camera and infrared sensors. The electronic device comprises a display which can depict thermal or temperature information regarding objects or subjects overlaid or layered on image data of objects or subjects. Displayed temperature or thermal information can include numeric information corresponding to discrete or bounded or partially bounded areas of objects or subjects. Thermal information or temperature information can be combined with augmented-reality applications in an electronic device and shared with other electronic devices via one or more networks.07-19-2012
20090191852METHOD AND A SYSTEM FOR ENABLING MULTIMEDIA RING-BACK-WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF A VOICE-CALL - A system for providing multimedia ring back for a voice-call. The system may include an MMRB for VC control module and a network access module operatively connected to the MMRB for VC control module. The network access module is adapted to interface the MMRB for VC control module with external network components. The MMRB for VC control module is responsive to an indication that a caller is inviting a callee to join the voice-call with the caller and wherein the caller and/or the callee is subscribed to an MMRB for VC service for invoking an MMRB for VC service. The MMRB for VC control module is responsive to an indication that the callee received an invitation message and is now pending acceptance of the voice-call, for causing the caller to adapt its media-specification for the ongoing voice-call establishment process to a media-specification that is compatible with multimedia-content communication, thereby enabling a multimedia-content communication with the caller during at least a portion of the ongoing voice-call establishment process.07-30-2009
20090191851Method for realizing a presence service and presence system - In one aspect, a method for realizing a presence service with a buddy list that can be displayed on a display device of a terminal is provided. In an activated state, the buddy list itself is displayed, and in a deactivated state, the buddy list itself is not visible. The buddy list is updated by a control device during a change in state of at lest one subscriber to be monitored and/or of at least one device assigned to the subscriber. According to the invention, the updating of the buddy list ensues in the deactivated state by means of the control device while using a method other than one used in the activated state.07-30-2009
20110195696COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM INCLUDING AGGREGATION SERVER FOR DETERMINING UPDATED METADATA OF E-MAIL MESSAGES AND RELATED METHODS - A communications system includes a mobile wireless communications device and an e-mail server configured to store pushed e-mail data and metadata associated therewith already pushed to the mobile wireless communications device. An aggregation server is configured to download a first set of metadata of pushed e-mail data at a first time, and generate and store a first set of hash values corresponding to the first set of metadata. The aggregation server is also configured to download a second set of metadata of pushed e-mail data at a second time after the first time, and generate and store a second set of hash values corresponding to the second set of metadata. The aggregation server is further configured to determine an updated set of metadata based upon a comparison of the first and second sets of hash values, and push the updated metadata to the mobile wireless communications device.08-11-2011
20100087175METHODS OF INTERACTING BETWEEN MOBILE DEVICES AND VOICE RESPONSE SYSTEMS - A system and method of facilitating communications between a mobile device and an interactive voice response system is described. In some cases, the mobile device determines a called number is associated with an IVR system, and performs an action in response to the determination. For example, the mobile device may present visual information to a user related to audio information received from the IVR system. In some cases, the mobile device sends DTMF tones to the IVR system in response to or without user input.04-08-2010
20130029646Wireless Mobile Transaction System and the Procedure for Carrying Out Transactions with a Mobile Phone - The invention belongs to the field of systems for provision of computer-supported transactions with the use of a mobile phone, more exactly to the field of enabling universal communication between a telephone device, different transaction terminals and different servers including bank servers for carrying out certain transactions, considering all the security requirements against unauthorised access to an individual bank account or other user account. The core of the wireless mobile transaction system and the procedure for carrying out transactions with the mobile phone according to the invention is in the fact that the transfer of the transaction data between the user's mobile phone and the transaction processing centre is done using a secure connection based on GPRS or UMTS data package transfer, whereas between the user's mobile phone and the shop's POS terminal the data is transferred using sound-modulated data transfer through an acoustic coupling or on the basis of infrared data association (IrDA) or Bluetooth wireless data connection or NFC contactless short-range communication technology or wireless interne connection WLAN. This way the user's mobile phone becomes a simple, safe and handy transaction instrument for carrying out financial transactions, such as electronic payment and transfer of funds, as well as non-financial transactions, such as using bonuses, collecting loyalty points and allowing and/or controlling access to secured areas, premises, buildings and similar. According to the invention the system is using operator's existent dedicated wireless data-transfer technology, such as GPRS or UMTS, for transferring data between the transaction processing centre and the mobile phone, and is performing identification of the user with the certificate which is securely stored on the user's SIM card or in another secure memory of the mobile phone.01-31-2013
20130029645CALL SWITCHING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATION DEVICES - A communication system includes a communication device (i.e., a cellular or smart phone) communicatively coupled to an auxiliary communication device (i.e. a headset). Systems and methods are provided for switching between calls in instances in which there are at least three calls being simultaneously supported. In one embodiment, a prediction can be made as to which one of the pending calls should be resumed when an active call is terminated or put on hold. The prediction can be made based on any suitable criterion, including, for example, the frequency of calls received from or made to a caller, the amount or percentage of accepted calls from a caller, the duration of calls received from or made to a caller, and/or a ranking input by a user. Such predictive analysis can minimize the need for a user to cumbersomely navigate through a call list to reach a desired call.01-31-2013
20100159897METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING TRANSFER SERVICE BETWEEN MOBILE TERMINAL AND TELEMATICS TERMINAL - The present invention relates to method and system for releasing terminal switching between a mobile terminal and a telematics terminal, and the method according to the present invention comprises receiving from the mobile terminal a terminal switching release request including an identification code representing terminal switching release; restoring information of the mobile terminal by inactivating information of the telematics terminal set as information of the mobile terminal in a home location register and activating information of the mobile terminal based on the identification code; and transmitting a mobile terminal activation command to a first switching center, where the mobile terminal is located, to allow a mobile communication service of the mobile terminal.06-24-2010
20100159896APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DYNAMICALLY DISPLAYING SERVICES RECOMMENDED BASED ON CONTEXT-AWARENESS IN MOBILE TERMINAL - Disclosed is a technology of dynamically displaying services recommended based on context-awareness. A mobile terminal suitable for dynamically displaying services recommended based on context-awareness includes: a notice information receiver to receive value-added service notice information regarding at least one recommended value-added service from a value-added service recommending server; a menu processor to acquire value-added service information associated with the value-added service notice information from stored value-added service information, determine menus to be displayed according to the acquired value-added service information and display the menus on a screen; and a value-added service output unit to receive, when a menu is selected from the displayed menus, a value-added service associated with the menu from an application server and output the value-added service on the screen.06-24-2010
20100159900Data transmission/reception system that informs a user that image data has been transmitted - A data transmission/reception system provides the recipient of image data with flexible options for handling the image data. The system transmits notification mail to a cellular phone owned by the recipient when transmitting facsimile data from a transmitting facsimile machine to a receiving facsimile machine. The recipient transmits a command from the cellular phone indicating how the facsimile data received by the receiving facsimile machine should be handled. In response to the command received from the cellular phone, the receiving facsimile machine either forms an image based on the facsimile data on paper or forwards the facsimile data to another facsimile machine near the recipient. Accordingly, the recipient can transmit a forwarding command instructing the receiving facsimile machine to transmit the facsimile data to a facsimile machine nearby when the recipient is in a remote location, thereby enabling the recipient to view an image based on the facsimile data at any time.06-24-2010
20130210395OPTIMIZING SELECTION OF METHOD OF DETERMINING LOCATION IN A SOCIAL NETWORKING SYSTEM USING MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS - A method of selecting an optimal mode of determining location in a social networking system which uses mobile communications devices such as cellular telephones. The system may select GPS, aGPS if the communications device is so enabled, or cellular telephone triangulation, depending upon equipment and operability. A hybrid employing both GPS and also aGPS may be utilized. Once determined, location may be displayed graphically using a map. Those functions of the social networking dependent upon member location may then be implemented. The internet may be employed as a communications link.08-15-2013
20130078962APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DISCLOSING PRIVACY CONDITIONS BETWEEN COMMUNICATION DEVICES - An apparatus and a method is provided for detecting a privacy condition in a communication device and disclosing the privacy condition to a second communication device. A privacy condition is detecting in the communication device, wherein the privacy condition is a condition that can affect the privacy of a call. The privacy condition can be the enablement of a speakerphone, the detection of a non-private environment, or the detection of a nearby electronic signal. Thereafter, during an active call, a notice of the privacy condition is sent to the second communication device. A privacy condition can be displayed in response to receiving a privacy condition message from the second communication device.03-28-2013
20130078968TECHNIQUES FOR OBTAINING INFORMATION ABOUT OBJECTS - Techniques for obtaining information about an object on which a radio-frequency transceiver device is mounted when in a space defined by a vehicular frame. A request is generated at a telecommunications device for the object's location and received at an interrogator on the frame. In response to receipt of the request, the interrogator directs antennas to transmit RF signals into the space. The transceiver device returns a signal if and when it receives any signal or a signal having a particular identification from the antenna(s). Return signals from the transceiver device are received at each antenna and a processor, on the vehicle or the telecommunications device, derives information about the object based on the return signals. The derived information includes a location of the object in the space and/or an identification of the object, and may be displayed on a display of the telecommunications device.03-28-2013
20100112988WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION - A wireless communication terminal, such as a mobile phone, controls an establishing of a phonebook forwarding session based on an authentication for a hands-free session. The phonebook forwarding session is established between the wireless communication terminal and a device if the wireless communication terminal determined the device is authenticated for a hands-free session.05-06-2010
20100112986Monitoring mobile phone communications - The specification describes systems, and operation of systems, that allows a parent or other responsible party to monitor the mobile device activities of a child. In addition, it optionally allows the parent to dynamically control the mobile device activities of the child. It relies on software, or a network adjunct, that links a mobile device to a station set or mobile phone under the control of the parent. Calling traffic to and from the mobile device may be routed to a receiver at a location monitored by the parent. In preferred embodiments, software is designed to allow the parent to intervene in the communications of the child. The intervention may take a variety of forms, such as interrupting a call in progress, terminating all call activity, interrupting or terminating Internet access. Where the mobile device is provided with pre-programmed restraining software, the intervention may be to modify the restraining software to add new restraints.05-06-2010
20130084836VIRTUAL COMPOSITE TELEMATIC MODEM - A computer-implemented method for managing data traffic comprises connecting at least two telematic devices to a computer system and managing, by the computer system, a connection of the at least two telematic devices to a communication network for receiving data from the communication network by the at least two telematic devices. The method runs at least one telematic application on the computer system or on at least one of the at least two telematic devices based on the data received from the communication network. The computer system controls the at least two telematic devices such that both of the at least two telematic devices receive the data for the at least one telematic application from the communication network at the same time or one of the at least two telematic devices receives the data from the communication network at a first time period whereas the other one of the at least two telematic devices receives the data from the communication network at a second time period different from the first time period.04-04-2013
20130084833DYNAMIC NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM - A system and method for a dynamic navigational system may include a server configured to send event information associated with an event to a user device. The event information may include a general event location. The server may also be configured to receive a user response to the event information and send a focused event location to the user device in response to the user response selecting to attend the event. The focused event location may be located within the general event location.04-04-2013
20100075643SYSTEM AND METHOD OF WIRELESS DOWNLOADS OF MAP AND GEOGRAPHIC BASED DATA TO PORTABLE COMPUTING DEVICES - Systems and method of managing map data on electronic devices such as portable electronic devices include systems and methods of preloading map data, managing map data storage, sharing point of interest or pushpin data with other electronic devices, and displaying map data.03-25-2010
20100075642METHOD FOR PROVIDING IMS SUPPORT FOR ENTERPRISE PBX USERS - An architecture and procedures by which an NGN can provide the following capabilities to an NGCN user: basic terminating service in the peering model; enhanced terminating services in the peering model; enhanced originating services in the peering model; and roaming service in the subscription and peering models. All capabilities are provided in an easily scalable manner via provisioned subscriber data and small modifications to existing IMS procedures. In the first case, an NGN is configured among the external networks to receive all SIP requests intended for the NGCN users of an NGCN interconnected to the NGN via the peering model (this NGN is the trunking home NGN), and the NGN forwards these requests to the NGCN for handling using request retargeting. In the second case, an NGN is configured among the external networks to receive all SIP requests intended for the NGCN users of an NGCN interconnected to the NGN via the peering model, and the NGN applies a set of agreed services using NGN ASs (application servers) to each request before forwarding to the NGCN for handling. In the third case, the NGCN is configured to forward all originating requests to an NGN (the trunking home NGN) via the peering model, and the NGN applies a set of agreed services using NGN ASs to each request before forwarding to the intended recipient. In the fourth case, an NGN is configured among the external networks as the roaming home NGN to receive a SIP REGISTER request from an NGCN user that has roaming capability, and the NGN forwards that request to the NGCN for handling.03-25-2010
20100075641COMPUTER BASED METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR LOGGING IN A USER MOBILE DEVICE AT A SERVER COMPUTER SYSTEM - The invention provides a computer-based method for logging a user mobile device onto a server computer system including registering a unique identifier of a user mobile device, receiving a first message from the user mobile device, detecting an Internet Protocol address associated with the user mobile device, receiving the unique identifier corresponding to the Internet Protocol address; and transmitting to the user mobile device a second message.03-25-2010
20120244846System and Method for Providing Multi-Modal Bookmarks - A system for enabling multi-modal bookmarks comprises a bookmark repository coupled to two browsers. A user bookmarks content using a first browser, and a bookmark is stored in the bookmark repository. The user subsequently uses a second browser and requests that the bookmark be de-referenced to point the second browser to the bookmarked content. The second browser accesses the bookmark in the content repository and is directed to the bookmarked content. The first and second browsers may be visual and voice browsers that render Wireless Markup Language (WML) and Voice Extensible Markup Language (VXML) content, respectively, wherein a mapping is provided that links a given piece of visual content to an equivalent piece of voice content.09-27-2012
20120244845Methods, Systems, and Computer Program Products for Processing a Nature of Address Indicator and/or Calling Party Number to Support Telecommunication Features - A call is processed by examining a nature of address indicator in a signaling message associated with the call and allowing the call to complete in a jurisdiction associated with a national nature of address indicator if the nature of address indicator is international. A call is also processed by examining a nature of address indicator in a signaling message associated with the call. A number of digits associated with a calling party number in the signaling message is determined and the call is allowed to complete if the nature of address indicator is national and the number of digits associated with the calling party number exceeds ten.09-27-2012
20120244843Data Session Preferences - A method includes receiving a request from a user device for a service, initializing the service, initializing a user preference based on a parameter associated with the service and a preference probability value, the preference probability value including a probability that a user would prefer a particular value as a preference based on values selected by other users, and sending data to the user device according to the user preference.09-27-2012
20120244842Data Session Synchronization With Phone Numbers - A method for administering a communication session includes initiating a session between a server and a user device, the user device associated with a user phone number, associating the user phone number and a first session state phone number with a state of the session, and sending a first message associated with the state of the session from the server to the user device, the first message sent from the first session state phone number to the user phone number.09-27-2012
20130078969ADVANCED DIRECTORY SERVICES - Included are embodiments for providing advanced directory services. One embodiment of a method includes receiving categorical data related to a desired listing, wherein the categorical data is configured to describe at least one category associated with the listing, wherein the at least one listing includes at least one communications address. Other embodiments include receiving sub-categorical data related to the desired listing, wherein the sub-categorical data is configured to describe at least one sub-category associated with the at least one category. Still other embodiments include sending a search request for at least one listing, wherein the at least one listing is associated with the received categorical data and wherein the at least one listing is associated with the received sub-categorical data.03-28-2013
20130078963Method and Apparatus for Incoming Call Filtration and Message Delivery - A computer-implemented method includes detecting an incoming call to a wireless device in communication with a vehicle computing system (VCS). The method further includes determining that a do not disturb (DND) feature is enabled on the VCS and comparing one or more aspects of the incoming call to one or more filters of the DND feature to determine user notification eligibility. The method also includes notifying the user, through the VCS, of the incoming call, conditional on the eligibility of the call.03-28-2013
20130078961SMART ONLINE SERVICES PRESENCE IN A CELLULAR NETWORK - A method and system for providing on-line services to a user from a services provider over a wireless cellular network. The cellular network is located between the user and the services provider, and a distributed computer system such as the Internet is located between the services provider and the cellular network for transmitting data between the services provide and the cellular network. In one embodiment, the services provider transmits software and operating characteristics over the distributed computer system to the cellular network, and the cellular network installs this software on one or more nodes of the network. When a user connects to the cellular network for services from the service provider, the network operates the software on the one or more nodes in accordance with the operating characteristics, to provide one or more services from this one or more nodes to the user from the service provider.03-28-2013
20130078970INTERACTIVE DISPLAY RESPONSE SYSTEM - An interactive display response (IDR) system. The IDR system comprises an interactive display server (IDS) for communicating display requests from a call center to a plurality of mobile devices that established a connection with the call center; an interactive display agent (IDA) installed on each of the plurality of mobile devices for at least displaying the display requests received from the IDS and communicating user's selections to the call center responsive to the display requests; and an IDR interface for interfacing with interactive voice response (IVR) scripts carried out by the call center and generating display requests based on the IVR scripts.03-28-2013
20130078971METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR TELEPHONY CALL COMPLETION - The present invention is directed to processing calls to busy and Do-Not-Disturb capable telecommunications lines. In one embodiment, the presence of a subscriber accessing a computer network over a first telephone line via a first computer terminal is detected, wherein the subscriber also has a first telephone station connected to the first line. When a caller calls the first line and the first line is busy, the call is forwarded to a second telephone line associated with a call manager system. The call manager system determines when the subscriber is no longer accessing the computer network. At least partly in response to determining that the subscriber is no longer accessing the computer network, the call manager system transmits a text message to the caller, the message including the subscriber's phone number. The caller can then call back the first line using the transmitted phone number.03-28-2013
20130084837SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS - A device to automatically provide differing information levels according to a predetermined social hierarchy includes a memory and a processor. The memory stores social templates corresponding to unique social signatures and being selectable to provide, for each level of the predetermined social hierarchy, a corresponding differing amount of information to each member of the predetermined social hierarchy and/or a social networking service. The processor receives sensor data from a sensor set which detects sensor data related to an environment of a communication device, creates a detected social signature from the received sensor data, determines which of the social signatures of the social templates has the greatest correspondence with the created social signature, retrieves from the memory the determined one social template having the greatest correspondence, and provides only as much information as allowed in the retrieved social template.04-04-2013
20130084834INHIBITING UNINTENDED OUTGOING COMMUNICATION IN MOBILE DEVICES - An embodiment is a technique for inhibiting unintended outgoing communication. A cost calculator calculates a cost value of an outgoing communication as a function of a plurality of parameters related to at least one of a voice parameter, an ambient parameter, a proximity parameter, a speech pattern parameter, a call parameter, and a noise parameter. A call suppressor suppresses the outgoing communication when the cost value exceeds a predetermined threshold.04-04-2013
20130084835Method and System for Selecting a Wireless Network for Offloading - The present invention is directed to a method and system for selecting a wireless network for offloading network traffic from another network. In one embodiment, a method and system for offloading network traffic in a wireless user terminal from a first network, such as cellular network, onto a second network, such as a WiFi network, includes determining a measure of the relationship between the user of the wireless user terminal and the owner of the access point for the second network. The measure of the relationship can be used to provide an indication of the likelihood that the owner of the access point will grant access to the user of the wireless user terminal.04-04-2013
20130078965SMART ONLINE SERVICES PRESENCE IN A CELLULAR NETWORK - A method and system for providing on-line services to a user from a services provider over a wireless cellular network. The cellular network is located between the user and the services provider, and a distributed computer system such as the Internet is located between the services provider and the cellular network for transmitting data between the services provide and the cellular network. In one embodiment, the services provider transmits software and operating characteristics over the distributed computer system to the cellular network, and the cellular network installs this software on one or more nodes of the network. When a user connects to the cellular network for services from the service provider, the network operates the software on the one or more nodes in accordance with the operating characteristics, to provide one or more services from this one or more nodes to the user from the service provider.03-28-2013
20130078964METHOD OF FORWARDING COMMUNICATION SERVICE BASED ON VEHICLE AND SYSTEM THEREOF, AND TERMINAL SUPPORTING THE SAME - A method of forwarding a communication service based on a vehicle is provided. The method includes registering a portable terminal located in the vehicle in a vehicle electronic system; and forwarding a received communication service connection request message to another terminal, when a communication service connection request message is transmitted to a registered portable terminal.03-28-2013
20130078967ADDING A CONTACT TO A CONTACT LIST ON A MOBILE DEVICE - 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.03-28-2013
20130078966SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NOTIFYING THE USER OF A MOBILE PHONE THE STATUS OF AN ORIGINATED PHONE CALL - A system and a method for notifying the user of a mobile phone the status of an originated phone call. The notification prevents user from using the earpiece speaker of the phone such that the user's head can be away from the mobile phone when establishing connection and reducing absorption of the electromagnetic radio wave, which may cause the risk of brain cancer, especially for young children. The notification is then stopped by user's behavior when starting to talk, which is less distraction than traditional way of making a call.03-28-2013
20090209237 Apparatus And Method For Slideshows, Thumbpapers, And Cliptones On A Mobile Phone - An apparatus and method for slideshows, thumbpapers, and cliptones on a mobile device are disclosed. According to one embodiment, a multimedia file having a video and an audio is downloaded from a source. A plurality of slides from the video of the multimedia file is chose, and an interval is computed using the plurality of slides. A plurality of frames are extracted at the interval from the video of the multimedia file. The extracted plurality of frames are scaled to display on a phone. The scaled plurality of frames are converted to a plurality of images having a format viewable on the phone. The plurality of images are combined with the audio of the multimedia file to form a slide show; and the slide show is displayed on the phone.08-20-2009
20080214148TARGETING MOBILE SPONSORED CONTENT WITHIN A SOCIAL NETWORK - In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for receiving wireless provider data associated with a first mobile communication facility, determining a relationship between the first mobile communication facility and a third party based at least on the wireless provider data, and establishing a social network based at least in part on the relationship between the first mobile communication facility and a plurality of third parties using the wireless provider data that may be associated with the mobile communication facility, where a level of influence of a social network user may be assessed at least in part based on social network activity, and sponsored content delivered to the user's mobile communication facility based at least in part on the level of influence.09-04-2008
20130040620METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ENABLING AN AUTHORIZED VEHICLE DRIVEAWAY - Various embodiments may include methods and system for enabling an authorized vehicle driveaway. A vehicle driveaway authorization code for authorizing a vehicle to be driven and a user authorization code that corresponds to the vehicle driveaway authorization code may be generated. The codes may be generated by, for example, at least one server configured to generate the authorization codes. The at least one server may be communicating with a nomadic device and a vehicle driveaway authorization system. A vehicle driveaway request signal may be received. In response to a receipt of the vehicle driveaway request signal, the vehicle driveaway authorization code may be transmitted to the vehicle driveaway authorization system and the user authorization code may be transmitted to the nomadic device for input to the vehicle driveaway authorization system in order to enable the vehicle to be driven.02-14-2013
20130040619ACQUIRING SAFETY STATUS INFORMATION - A method begins by a processing module obtaining a set of identifiers (IDs) corresponding to a set of user devices, wherein each user device of the set of user devices is associated with a corresponding safety status level. For each identifier (ID) of the set of IDs, the method continues with the processing module generating a safety status request that includes the ID, outputting the safety status request to a user device of the set of user devices that corresponds to the ID, receiving a safety status response of a set of safety status responses, wherein the safety status response includes a corresponding safety status level of one user device of the set of user devices, and indicating the safety status level of the safety status response when an ID of the safety status response compares favorably to at least one ID of the set of IDs.02-14-2013
20130040622EASY CALL FOR CONTENT - A method and apparatus for quickly and easily requesting content over a mobile device via a telephone network without requiring user entry of a number of pieces of information or having to forward through to certain request screens and/or browse for content. The method includes verifying a mobile device based on an incoming telephone call to a particular destination telephone number; retrieving by a content server the specific content associated with the particular destination telephone number in which contact has been initiated by the mobile device; and providing the specific content to the mobile device requesting the content. Specific content includes but is not limited to broadcast data, satellite transmitted data, and cable network data provided during a telephone call, so that a mobile device can receive everything from television shows to news broadcasts and educational shows, etc. so long it is within range of a telephone network.02-14-2013
20130040621APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING MEDIA BETWEEN COMMUNICATION DEVICES - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a display device having a controller to wirelessly receive media; wirelessly receive control signals for presentation of the media from a mobile communication device; and selectively disable control by the display device over presentation of the media on the display device. Additional embodiments are disclosed.02-14-2013
20130040617BIDIRECTIONAL INFORMATION SHARING SYSTEM AND METHOD USING WIRELESS DATA NETWORK - Disclosed are a bidirectional information sharing system and a method using a wireless data network that can improve convenience of use by setting notification information regarding specific days which is set to replace sharing information of an unspecified third party that places a call and output the sharing information to output the notification information regarding specified days on the screen when receiving a call of the unspecified third party and input the feelings or inquiries of a user using the mobile phone sharing information of the user to allow the called party to previously know the corresponding contents before a telephone conversation at the time of call connection, and change and set sharing information so as to officially inform only close acquaintances of a relationship status of lovers or the like rather than informing unspecified individuals, in particular, inform or introduce acquaintances of the called party of relationship status.02-14-2013
20130040616APPARATUS AND METHOD IN A WIRELESS DEVICE FOR REESTABLISHING A CALL - An apparatus and a method in a wireless device provide for reestablishing a dropped call, wherein a wireless device determines a wireless device callback priority, wherein the wireless device callback priority is relative to a second communication device callback priority associated with a second communication device, wherein the wireless device and the second communication device are established in a communication session. A dropped call between the wireless device and the second communication device is detected. In response to detecting the dropped call, and the wireless device callback priority being higher than the second communication device callback priority, the wireless device calls back the second communication device. If, during the calling back, a match between a callback identifier and an incoming caller identifier of an incoming call is detected, the calling back is terminated, and the incoming call is answered.02-14-2013
20130040618COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR A MOBILE COMMUNICATION NETWORK - A device for receiving and transmitting information in a mobile communication network includes apparatus for making a voice call to a telephone number, a memory area for storing the telephone number and at least one identifier of the mobile network operator to which the telephone number belongs. The device further includes the ability to retrieve the identifier through the mobile communication network. The device can extract the network operator identifier of the called number from a message sent automatically when setting up the voice call. The invention also relates to a communication method for a mobile communication network.02-14-2013
20130040615APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MOBILE PERSONAL ASSISTANT - An apparatus and method for providing a mobile personal assistant are provided. The method includes receiving a telephone call at a mobile terminal, determining whether a user of the mobile terminal is available to take the call based on a current context of the mobile terminal; and when the user of the mobile terminal is not available to take the call, handling the call by a mobile personal assistant on behalf of the user.02-14-2013
20110009098METHOD OF CALLING A VEHICLE AND MOBILE TERMINAL FOR THE SAME - A method of calling a vehicle and a mobile terminal for the same are discussed. According to an embodiment, the method includes: requesting vehicle information on each of at least one vehicle, which is located within a predetermined distance from a position of a mobile terminal and is available, from a vehicle calling server; receiving the requested vehicle information from the vehicle calling server; displaying, on a screen of the mobile terminal, a map on which a position of the mobile terminal and the vehicle information are indicated; when certain vehicle information is selected from the displayed map, generating by the mobile terminal a vehicle request for requesting a dispatch of a vehicle corresponding to the selected vehicle information; and transmitting by the mobile terminal the vehicle request to the vehicle calling server.01-13-2011
20100323674Mobile based area event handling when currently visited network does not cover area - An area event handler informs when a target mobile enters or leaves a network covering a pre-defined target area, and re-aims an original area event request. When the event occurs, the mobile sends a location report to an initiator of the request. A PLMN list with estimated geographic coverage areas is stored in a Home GMLC, and sent to each relevant mobile. When a mobile enters new network coverage, it uses this list for network access selection. When the Home GMLC discovers that the currently visited PLMN does not serve the original target area, it modifies the area event to the that mobile, so that the Home GMLC will be notified when the target mobile once again enters a PLMN that serves the original target area. Then, after being so notified, the Home GMLC re-sends the original area event location service request to the target mobile.12-23-2010
20100041378SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY GENERATING A USER PROFILE FROM LOCATION INFORMATION - Locations of a user of a mobile device are received, wherein the locations are determined by the mobile device. Types of the locations are determined. A profile of the user is determined based on the types of the locations.02-18-2010
20100041379METHOD, SYSTEM AND SERVICE CONTROL POINT FOR REALIZING CALL MANAGEMENT - A method, a system, and a service control point (SCP) for realizing call management are provided. The method for realizing call management includes: inquiring user information of a calling terminal according to a call request message of the calling terminal; sending the user information of the calling terminal, over a called terminal; and exercising a corresponding call control according to a response made by the called terminal to a call carrying the user information of the calling terminal. With the method, system, and SCP for realizing call management provided by the embodiments of the present invention, the called terminal may selectively answer the call according to the user information of the calling terminal, thereby avoiding disturbing the work due to answering some unnecessary calls.02-18-2010
20090156180Techniques for providing an electronic representation of a card - Techniques for making electronic cards that can be displayed on a mobile phone. The techniques permit making an electronic card based on an arbitrary SMS message and making an electronic card (eCard) that corresponds to a pre-existing non-electronic privilege card such as a loyalty card. In the latter case, the system on which the card is being made obtains information about the user and the issuer and uses the information to determine whether to issue the eCard and also to make use validity information which is associated with the card and is used to determine the validity of the card as it is used.06-18-2009
20100105368RADIO COMMUNICATION CONTROL DEVICE, RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND RADIO COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - A radio communication control device accepts a call-up from a radio communication terminal and includes a unit configured to detect the degree of jamming in a cell, a unit configured to confirm the intention of a user of a terminal concerned as to whether the call-up is continued regardless of addition of an extra to the user's telephone call charge when the call-up has been made from a radio communication terminal in the cell concerned in a specific jammed state, a unit configured to block the call-up concerned in accordance with the confirmed intention of the user of the terminal concerned and a unit configured to change charge setting so as to add an extra to the user's telephone call charge when the call-up has not been blocked in the specific jammed state.04-29-2010
20100105367ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SEARCHING A MERCHANDISE LOCATION - An electronic device and method for searching a merchandise location include creating a database to store merchandise maps, and receiving the name of a searched shopping location and the merchandise name of a searched merchandise as search keywords. The electronic device and method further include downloading a merchandise map of the searched shopping location comprising the searched merchandise from the server, if the database does not have any search result, and displaying the downloaded merchandise map on a display.04-29-2010
20100105369INTELLIGENT CUSTOMER CARE SUPPORT - In a mobile communications system a visiting location register (VLR) associated with a switching receives an address of an external control component and a service identifier identifying a service to be performed by the external control component from a home location register (HLR) associated with a mobile communications device. When a customer care call from the mobile communications device is received at the switching center, the switching center suspends call processing and queries the external control component utilizing the address from the VLR. The external control component performs the service indicated by the service indicator and determines a translation for the customer care call and returns information to the switching center for routing the call according to the translation. The translation may be determined at least in part according to the service performed by the external control component. The translation may be determined at least in part according to one or more of time of day, day of week, location of the switching center, or NPA-Nxx. The service indicator and address of the external control component may be provided by the HLR in Dialed CAMEL Subscription Information (D-CSI) associated with the mobile communication device.04-29-2010
20100105365MOBILE INFORMATION TERMINAL - A portable information terminal with improved operability, having a display section (04-29-2010
20100105362MOBILE TERMINAL AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF - A method of controlling a mobile terminal, and which includes acquiring channel information of a broadcasting program received by at least one other mobile terminal through a client program, arranging and displaying the acquired channel information according to a specific standard, receiving a selection signal corresponding to a selection at least one channel information item from the displayed channel information, and receiving and displaying the broadcasting program corresponding to the selected channel information item.04-29-2010
20100105366METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETERMINING SINGLE FREQUENCY NETWORK DOMAIN - A method for determining a single frequency network area, applied to a broadcasting and multicasting technology field, includes: determining a cell or a cell cluster with a terminal subscribing to the broadcast multicast service; determining a cell or a cell cluster without a terminal subscribing to the broadcast and multicast service that is neighboring to the cell or the cell cluster with a terminal subscribing to the broadcast multicast service, as an auxiliary cell or an auxiliary cell cluster; selecting the auxiliary cell or the auxiliary cell cluster that satisfies the predetermined conditions, and determining both the selected auxiliary cell or the auxiliary cell cluster and the cell or the cell cluster with a terminal subscribing to the broadcast and multicast service as a single frequency network area. Also, a device for determining the single frequency network area is provided.04-29-2010
20100144324BYPASSING ENHANCED SERVICES - A communication environment includes of one or more subscriber terminals capable of initiating emergency voice calls over a telephony network. The subscriber terminal further send messages over either a data network or a telephony signaling network to a communication management system. The communication management system receives messages from a subscriber terminal, either via a data network or a telephony signaling network. It also consists of one or more telephony switching nodes capable of querying the emergency context node for a called party emergency context. It also consists of one or more servers that provide advanced call control services.06-10-2010
20130035080Radio Controller System And Method For Remote Devices - A system and method for remote device control are disclosed. A system incorporating teachings of the present disclosure may include a radio controlled toy and a controller for controlling the toy. In some embodiments, the controller may have an input mechanism and a housing component that defines a cavity, within which may be located a wireless wide area transceiver and a wireless local area transceiver. Some controllers may also have an operating system for the controller and an application resident on the controller and operable to convert inputs received via the input mechanism into commands for the toy. The controller may have a microprocessor operable to execute the application and to cause the commands to be communicated to the toy using the wireless local area transceiver.02-07-2013
20130035079METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ESTABLISHING DATA COMMUICATION CHANNELS - A method and system for establishing data communications channels between users is disclosed. These data communications channels may be used for file transferring, internet collaborations, etc. In one embodiment, a data communications channel is automatically established between two user devices upon the establishment of a voice communications channel between communications devices associated with said user devices. In this embodiment, the data communications channel is set up without any additional input from the user. In another embodiment, a data communications channel is used to transfer files between user communication devices. The method and systems of the invention may use unique identifiers to establish the data communications channels. In the event that the communications devices are telephones, a user's telephone number may comprise at least part of the unique identifier. In one embodiment, only the telephone number of another user is needed to establish the data communications channel.02-07-2013
20130035077ELECTRONIC DEVICE, STORAGE MEDIUM AND METHOD FOR REMOTELY CONTROLLING HOUSEHOLD ELECTRIC APPLIANCES - In a method for remotely controlling household electric appliances using an electronic device, a check request is acquired from a mobile phone. The electronic device transmits the check request to each of the household electric appliances. Then the electronic device acquires status information and an identifier of each of the household electric appliance, and transmits all the items of status information, and the identifiers, to the mobile phone. The electronic device further acquires an identifier and a control command of a target household electric appliance from the mobile phone, to turn on or turn off the household electric appliance as the case may be.02-07-2013
20130035076DETERMINING AN AVAILABILITY STATUS OF A CONTACT BEING CALLED - In a method for placing a telephone call, a telephone receives a request to call a contact. The telephone retrieves a user preference for obtaining an availability status of the contact. The telephone obtains the availability status of the contact from one of a plurality of sources based at least in part on an order of priority of the sources defined by the user preference. The sources include a social network program. The telephone displays the status of the contact. The telephone prompts for a decision whether to place the call to the contact.02-07-2013
20130035078Call-Tracking - A method for call-tracking, call-tracking systems, an HTTP proxy server computer program, web server hosts, web server computer programs and computer program products are disclosed. The method comprises the following steps: forwarding a request for a web page; receiving a reply message comprising a second telephone number; retrieving and storing a first telephone number, the second telephone number, a time associated with the forwarding of the reply message, and a service provider indicator; receiving a trigger message comprising two telephone numbers; determining whether the two telephone numbers correspond to the first telephone number and the second telephone number; and, if the two telephone numbers correspond, determining, based on a time difference, whether the call has been made within a predetermined time or predetermined time interval; and, if the call has been made within the predetermined time or predetermined time interval, store information related to the call.02-07-2013
20100105364MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal including a wireless communication unit configured to access a web page, a display unit configured to display the accessed web page, a receiving unit configured to receive input voice information, and a controller configured to convert the input voice information into text information, to search the displayed web page for objects that include the converted text information, and to control the display unit to distinctively display found objects that include the converted text information from other information displayed on the web page.04-29-2010
20100105363LOCATION REPORTING SATELLITE PAGING SYSTEM WITH OPTIONAL BLOCKING OF LOCATION REPORTING - A location reporting paging communication system comprising space satellites, ground stations and a remote receiving unit adapted to resolve a global position from signals transmitted from a communication transmitter. The subscriber in possession of the remote receiving unit updates the paging network with global positioning information. A caller paging a subscriber in possession of the remote receiving unit may request the global location of the remote receiving unit. The paging network could divulge or block such information from a caller depending on the requirements of the subscriber.04-29-2010
20100093316METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PROVIDING AN INFORMATION ORGANIZATION MECHANISM - A method for providing an information organization mechanism may include receiving indications of event occurrences related to applications associated with a device and combining, within the device, selected ones of the indications in an event log. The event log may include indications related to at least one external event and at least one internal event. The method may further include providing notification of the selected indications via display of at least a portion of the event log. An apparatus and computer program product corresponding to the method are also provided.04-15-2010
20100093322Profile-Driven Response to Communication Events - A method includes storing a setting in a profile of a wireless device to cause an automatic message response to incoming calls. When the profile is set as the active profile and an incoming call is received, an automatic response is provided to the incoming call in accordance with the setting.04-15-2010
20120164991SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SELF-LEARNING AND BUILDING WEB CONTENTS VIA A RICH CALL CENTER SERVICE - Systems and methods provide for providing a plurality of information to a caller associated with a call to a service provider. The method includes: receiving, from the caller, the voice call to the service provider; determining that the voice call cannot be answered; responsive to the determination that the voice call cannot be answered, retrieving a first information from a web service associated with the service provider; and transmitting the first information to the caller.06-28-2012
20090124240SYSTEM AND A METHOD FOR CONNECTING TELEPHONE CALLS DIRECTLY ON THE BASIS OF A TEXT QUERY - A system and a method are provided for connecting telephone calls directly on the basis of a text query call from a user (05-14-2009
20090124239METHOD FOR DISPLAYING SPEED DIAL INFORMATION AND DEVICE USING THE METHOD - A method for displaying speed dial information is disclosed. A dialing signal is defined and stored in a memory of a mobile communication device. When the mobile communication device receives a trigger signal generated by pressing a button, it is determined whether the dialing signal is received. Contact information corresponding to the pressed button is displayed on a screen of the mobile communication device if the dialing signal is not received.05-14-2009
20090124238TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES APPARATUS AND METHODS - A mobile communications system network (05-14-2009
20130045724APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING MULTI COMMUNICATION SERVICE IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - An apparatus and a method provide a multi-communication service in a mobile communication terminal. The apparatus includes a microphone for inputting an audio signal and a speaker for outputting an audio signal. The apparatus also includes a plurality of communication modules for transmitting and receiving signals to and from a plurality of counterpart terminals. The apparatus further includes an audio processor for, when the multi-communication service is provided, combining and outputting at least two of audio signals fed from the counterpart terminals providing the multi-communication service and the audio signal input through the microphone.02-21-2013
20130045721SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TELEPHONY USING INTERNET DOMAIN NAMES AND ELECTRONIC ADDRESSES - A Uniform Resource Locator (URL), or a portion thereof, or an e-mail address are employed as auxiliary indicators of dialing of a voice call from a mobile phone to an URL- or specific e-mail address-associated part, with the part originating the call not identifying the telephone number of the other part An automated conversion is performed from an URL, or a portion thereof, or e-mail address, for an intended telephone number, or multiple intended telephones, in response to requirements started at the telephone system by the caller A part with presence in the Internet achieves a better availability with the public by means of voice telephone calls, since the URL's and e-mail addresses are convenient, known by, and significant to the clients.02-21-2013
20130045720ENHANCED SIGNALING FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICES - A data communication system routes calls from a mobile communication device associated with a calling party to a mobile communication device associated with a called party. If calls are not answered by the called party, a call is routed to a voicemail server. A data channel is opened between the mobile communication device associated with the calling party and the voicemail server over which higher fidelity audio signals are transmitted. The transmitted audio is supplied to the voicemail server for conversion from an audio to a text format. In accordance with another aspect, a data channel is opened with a call placed by the calling party. The data channel is used to append information that is sent with a call to give the called party information regarding the call or the caller without having to answer the call.02-21-2013
20130045722INFORMATION EXCHANGE METHOD, MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL APPARATUS AND COMPUTER READABLE INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM - A first mobile communication terminal apparatus reads exchange target information from a memory, attaches identification information for indicating as being the exchange target information to the exchange target information, and transmits the exchange target information to a second mobile communication terminal apparatus. The second mobile communication terminal apparatus stores the exchange information in a memory, and when having determined that the identification information is attached to the exchange target information, reads exchange target information stored in a memory, transmits the read exchange information to the first mobile communication terminal apparatus in return. The first mobile communication terminal apparatus receives the exchange target information transmitted from the second mobile communication terminal apparatus in return, and stores the received exchange target information in the memory.02-21-2013
20130045723CALL ATTEMPT NOTIFICATION - The embodiments herein relate to call lists that detail all call attempts made to a called party that have not been successful in communication networks. The reasons for the failure can range from no answer to out of range or congestion in the network. A system and method is disclosed for notifying a called user of a failed call attempt made by a calling user. A switch receives a call request from a calling user and on determining that a communication session cannot be established between the calling user and the called user, the switch terminates the link to the calling user and sends the call attempt notification to the called user. The called user would be notified of the call attempt made by the calling user, the contact details of the calling user and reason for the failure of the call attempt.02-21-2013
20090042547MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING OPERATION OF THE SAME - The present invention relates to a mobile terminal and a method of controlling an operation of the same. The method of controlling an operation of a mobile terminal includes driving a web browser and access a specific website, displaying a web page provided by the specific website, and when any one of numeric enter keys is pressed, displaying an entry window for inputting a website address. Accordingly, a user interface of an intuitive and natural control fashion can be provided to a user.02-12-2009
20090042546Emergency warning system - An emergency warning system for warning members of the public of an emergency situation comprises personal warning devices provided to members of the public and a cellular telecommunication system for transmitting coded cellular burst signals to the personal warning devices to elicit delivery of an emergency warning from the devices. The coded cellular burst warning signals contain emergency situation codes that the personal warning devices parse and translate into an emergency warning message displayed as text on a display screen of the personal warning device.02-12-2009
20090042545SYSTEM AND A METHOD FOR UNIFYING THE SOCIAL REALITIES OF THE ONLINE INTERNET AND REAL WORLD OF THE MOBILE PHONE - A method combining mobile phone and Internet technologies to create one unified reality. The method includes creating personal Webpage content on a Website. The content may include personal information, pictures, videos and a blog. The method also includes adding details of other people in one's proximity, as recognized by one's mobile phone, to a newbie page, allowing one to initiate an online interaction and later to classify the people into categories and showing the personal information to the other people filtered by the categories, such that the personal Webpage content interacts with mobile phone proximity recognition to initiate valuable longer term relationships.02-12-2009
20090117883Transaction system for business and social networking - A wireless face-to-face bilateral communication method between at least two users of a service provider, each having a token device, and at least one having a user-defined profile, comprising: between a sending token device and a receiving token device, transmitting unique electronic transaction tokens between a consenting sending party and a consenting or optionally consenting receiving party wherein said transaction tokens may be used for single use, party-approved after-contact, computer-network facilitated access to each other's profile.05-07-2009
20130053004SYSTEM FOR CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT USING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION - A method for establishing wireless communication between a service vendor and a customer accepts entry of a wireless address for a customer communications device and stores the address in a waiting list. Entry of the address is confirmed by transmitting a first wireless message to the customer communications device that displays a hypertext link to a network address. The customer communications device is classified according to information received with the customer selection. A network applications storage location is identified according to the classification. A second wireless message is transmitted to the customer communications device, including a first set of instructions that display a download prompt. The method transmits, to the customer communications device, a second set of programmed instructions associated with the service vendor that generates and displays a user-actuable link for obtaining information that relates to the service vendor on the customer communications device.02-28-2013
20130053006SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A SCREEN SWITCHING SERVICE DURING CALL COUNSELING AND DEVICE APPLIED THERETO - The present invention relates to a system and method for providing a screen switching service during call counseling and a device applied thereto. According to the system for providing a screen switching service during call counseling, after a counselor displays a predetermined counseling material screen on a terminal of a caller in the event that the caller requests a call to the counselor in a customer service center in order to have a consultation, the consultation is provided with a voice call while the counseling material screen, being displayed on the terminal of the caller, is switched according to a page control of the remotely-located counselor.02-28-2013
20130053005MOBILE DYNAMIC ADVERTISEMENT CREATION AND PLACEMENT - A system for targeted delivery of advertising including the steps of: (i) receiving a navigation request from a mobile communication facility including a user selection of a first advertisement displayed on the mobile communication facility; (ii) receiving an indicator input including (a) a geographical location and (b) queries or accesses to content associated with a plurality of other mobile communication facilities within the geographical location; (iii) receiving a business rule; (iv) dynamically creating a second advertisement configured to be displayed on the mobile communication facility based on the navigation request, the indicator input, the business rule, and a rendering capability of the mobile communication facility; and (v) transmitting the second advertisement to the mobile communication facility.02-28-2013
20130053003AUXILIARY DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR ADDING WEB-BASED MULTIMEDIA APPLICATIONS TO A MULTIMEDIA DEVICE - An auxiliary device and system for adding web-based multimedia applications onto a multimedia device through a user's mobile phone is provided. The auxiliary device and system include a housing in electrical communication with the multimedia device. The housing has a processor operable to execute a first application. The first application is operable to access the Internet through the user's mobile phone. The first application includes a list of predetermined numbers of websites. An input is operable to select at least one of a plurality of websites and transmit the data from the website onto the multimedia device.02-28-2013
20130053002WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS WITH PERCEIVED TARGETS - A method of exchanging data comprises specifying in a first electronic device a recipient via perceptual addressing, and sending information from the first electronic device indicating an intent to conditionally communicate with the recipient only upon an expression of interest from the recipient in communicating with a user of the first electronic device. In a further example, a conditional message is sent from the first electronic device to the specified recipient electronic device such that the conditional message is visible to a recipient device user only upon the expression of interest from the recipient in communicating with a user of the first electronic device.02-28-2013
20110009097MULTI-FEMTO CELL SERVICE PLATFORMS - Embodiments of the disclosed invention include an apparatus, method, and computer program product for performing automated events using a multi-femto cell service platform. For example, in one embodiment, one or more femto cells may communicate directly with each other in a decentralized network for performing user specified actions based on the detection of a cellular device. In other embodiments, the multi-femto cell platform may include a central server for controlling, managing, and monitoring the plurality of femto cells. Additionally, in some embodiments, a multi-femto cell platform may be utilized in an office environment to perform automated events within the office environment, such as, but not limited to, automatically logging a user on and off of a network device based on the presence of a cellular device corresponding to the user.01-13-2011
20130090097CAPTURING AND PROCESSING MULTI-MEDIA INFORMATION USING MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICES - Methods and devices are provided for generating and publishing multi-media information associated with actions performed on a mobile communication device. A publishing application monitors actions performed on the mobile communication device and enables selection of at least one of the actions. Content associated with selected actions may be stored and data associated with at least one of the selected actions and the content associated with at least one selected action may be extracted. The multi-media information may be displayed on a graphical user interface in a pre-selected format, such as a chronologically arranged list. Users may preview and modify the multi-media information before publication through a pre-selected communication service. The multi-media information may be published by selecting an icon, including an image identifying the pre-selected communication service. The mobile communication device generates content that users may efficiently modify and publish to a desired communication service.04-11-2013
20130090100System and Method for Answering a Communication Notification - Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer readable-media for answering a communication notification. The method for answering a communication notification comprises receiving a notification of communication from a user, converting information related to the notification to speech, outputting the information as speech to the user, and receiving from the user an instruction to accept or ignore the incoming communication associated with the notification. In one embodiment, information related to the notification comprises one or more of a telephone number, an area code, a geographic origin of the request, caller id, a voice message, address book information, a text message, an email, a subject line, an importance level, a photograph, a video clip, metadata, an IP address, or a domain name. Another embodiment involves notification assigned an importance level and repeat attempts at notification if it is of high importance.04-11-2013
20130090098SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DIALING INTO INTERACTIVE VOICE SYSTEMS WITH MINIMAL USER INTERACTION - This disclosure relates generally to automating user actions relating to calendar events using mobile computing devices. More specifically, but not exclusively, the disclosure relates to systems, methods, and computer program products for dialing into interactive voice systems with minimal user interaction.04-11-2013
20130090099Method And System Of Creating Customized Ringtones - A custom ringtone provisioning device is configured to determine user selectable audio options available for generating a digital audio recording based on ringtone capabilities of a mobile communication device of a user, display the available user selectable audio options for the user to select, generate the digital audio recording using the user selectable audio options selected by the user, and transmit the generated digital audio recording to a server for the server to convert the generated digital audio recording into a customized ringtone for use by the mobile communication device in alerting the user of incoming communications.04-11-2013
20100136952MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH VIDEO APPLICATION FOR DISPLAY ON A REMOTE MONITOR AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH - A mobile communication device includes a processing module that executes a video application and that generates display data in response thereto. At least one transceiver sends the display data to a display device in a video mode of operation and transceives wireless telephony data with a wireless telephony network in a telephony mode of operation.06-03-2010
20090170481APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING SIM APPLICATION TOOLKIT IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for installing a downloaded applet of an SAT list in portable terminal. The apparatus includes a controller for conducting an applet installation process. The applet is downloaded and requested based on user's selection of an item from the SAT list which represents a list of available SAT services in the portable terminal.07-02-2009
20100267369MOBILE TERMINAL AND CHAT METHOD IN A MOBILE TERMINAL USING AN INSTANT MESSAGING SERVICE - A mobile terminal and chat method in a mobile terminal using an instant messaging service are provided. According to the present invention, in the course of a chat with a specific party using an instant messaging service, a specific one of previous chat contents with at least one party including the specific party may be used as a chat content with the specific party.10-21-2010
20100130176METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IDENTIFICATION USING A PORTABLE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE OF A PERSON - A method for identification using a portable wireless communication device of a person, the method comprising: activating (05-27-2010
20090305680METHODS AND APPARATUS TO MONITOR MOBILE DEVICES - Methods and apparatus to monitor mobile devices are disclosed. A disclosed example method involves operating first and second wireless telephone device terminals. In the example method, the first wireless telephone device terminal includes a first media decoder configured to decode a first media encoding format and the second wireless telephone device terminal includes a second media decoder configured to decode a second media encoding format. The example method also involves receiving a first media presentation via the first wireless telephone device terminal and a second media presentation via the second wireless telephone device terminal. The first media presentation is encoded using the first media encoding format and the second media presentation is encoded using the second media encoding format. The first and second media presentations include substantially similar media content. The example method also involves generating a first reference signature of the first media presentation and a second reference signature of the second media presentation. The first reference signature is stored in association with first device identifier information indicative of the first wireless telephone device terminal. The second reference signature is stored in association with second device identifier information indicative of the second wireless telephone device terminal.12-10-2009
20090305679MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL HAVING A DIRECT DIAL FUNCTION USING CALL HISTORY AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING THE FUNCTION - A mobile communication terminal call history displays call distinguishing icons representing the types of calls performed with counterparts. The call types include sent and received voice calls, video calls, and messages. If a user selects one call distinguishing icon displayed on a mobile communication terminal's display unit, a voice call or a video call is sent to the counterpart or a screen on which a message can be written to the counterpart is displayed, according to the call type of the selected call distinguishing icon. The user can directly select a counterpart and the call type to be sent to the counterpart by selecting one of the call distinguishing icons displayed on the display unit. A desired call distinguishing icon can be selected by entering a command on a touch screen, a keypad, or by voice command.12-10-2009
20090305677INTERACTIVE SERVICES - A method and a device (12-10-2009
20090111433Method, System, and Program for Transmission of Multimedia Data - A method and system for transmitting (04-30-2009
20130072168Private Labeled Mobile Applications - Currently technology encourages use of mobile applications, which executes programs on mobile devices that formerly only operated on personal computers. These mobile applications, “mobile apps” typically run on smart phone style devices such as iPhone, Android based and Blackberry based phones. Many mobile applications are service oriented and are sold or provided to the end user by the Dealer of these products and services. These applications are typically branded in the name of the manufacturer or provider of these products or services, using the manufacturer's graphic theme and logos. In many cases, the Dealer of the products or services would prefer that the mobile application they provide to their customer base be branded with their company's name, color themes and logos. Unfortunately, it is very expensive and cumbersome to generate custom mobile applications that are branded in the image and name of the Dealer.03-21-2013
20130072167OPTIMIZING DELIVERY OF STREAMS - A device receives, from one or more base stations, first information about bandwidth resources of the one or more base stations. The device further receives, from one or more content providers, second information about streams of content provided by the one or more content providers to user devices via the one or more base stations. The device generates third information based on the first information and the second information. The third information assigns a portion of the bandwidth resources to each one of the streams. The device transmits the third information to configure the one or more base stations.03-21-2013
20130072169SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USER PROFILING FROM GATHERING USER DATA THROUGH INTERACTION WITH A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A system, method, and wireless communication device that profiles a user thereof, or a user at a second wireless communication device in communication therewith. The wireless communication device gathers user data for a user thereof, or from a user at a second wireless communication device, and either directly generates, or has generated elsewhere, a user profile, such as a personality or psychological profile, or medical diagnosis of the user, and can display the user profile to the user and/or alter the wireless communication device functionality based upon the user profile. The gathered user data can be from a user interaction with the wireless communication device, from information available to the wireless communication device, or a combination thereof.03-21-2013
20130072170METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SEARCHING FOR OBJECT IN NETWORK - A method of searching for an object in a network, performed by a first device is provided. The method includes communicating with at least one device in a network regarding whether an object corresponding to an object included in the first device is installed in the at least one device; receiving terminal information from devices in which the corresponding object is installed from among the at least one device; and creating a list of devices in which the corresponding object is installed, and displaying the list of devices on a screen, wherein the list of devices includes the received terminal information.03-21-2013
20110059727Simple Mobile Registration: A mechanism enabling people to use electronic mobile devices and their messaging capabilities-instead of the traditionally used personal computer-to sign-up or register in real time for access to services and applications delivered via mobile devices - Simple Mobile Registration (“SMR”) allows users of electronic mobile devices to register themselves—and their specified friends—to use any electronic service that is delivered by either mobile device or computer to solely pre-registered users.03-10-2011
20130059571SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING INTERNET ACCESS TO AN AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLE HAVING A MULTIMEDIA DEVICE - A system for accessing the Internet from an automotive vehicle having a multimedia device is provided. The system includes a mobile phone equipped with a wireless transceiver. The wireless transceiver has a data-only channel operable to transmit data between the mobile phone and the multimedia device. A first application is disposed within the mobile phone. The first application is operable to access an Internet website. A data processor is operable to transmit the Internet website to the multimedia device in data form through the data-only channel. A second application is disposed within the multimedia device and is operable to process the data received through the data-only channel so as to display the website onto the multimedia device.03-07-2013
20130059570MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION PROGRAM, AND CONTROL METHOD - A mobile terminal device receives information related to a push email service from a mail server, a calendar server, and a phone book server that provide the push email service via a wireless communication network. The mobile terminal device stores therein setting information that indicates whether the information related to the push email service is received at the time of the standby state. Furthermore, the mobile terminal device determines whether to shift the state of the mobile terminal device to a standby state. If the mobile terminal device determines that the mobile terminal device will shift its state to a standby state, the mobile terminal device transmits, on the basis of the stored setting information, a setting notification that instructs the stopping of the push email service to the mail server, the calendar server, and the phone book server.03-07-2013
20120309364INTERACTIVE PROPERTY COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Disclosed herein, among other things, are apparatus and methods for interactive property communication. In various embodiments, an interactive property communication system includes two or more property communication nodes (PCNs) each adapted for coupling to an electrical service. PCNs include a radio transceiver for communications with a broker service adapted for controlling communications with one or more PCNs.12-06-2012
20120190346APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING AUGMENTED REALITY INTEGRATED INFORMATION - An apparatus to provide Augmented Reality (AR) integrated information, includes an image acquiring unit to acquire an image of AR code, and a data processing unit to analyze the AR code to produce AR data, extract an element associated with a category from the AR data, generate a search term based on the extraction and display the AR data and/or search data.07-26-2012
20090270080EMERGENCY RINGING FACILITY FOR MOBILE PHONES - Systems and methods for an emergency ringing facility able to remotely override a silent mode of a wireless communication device are disclosed. The systems comprise profile-management applications residing on wireless devices and allowing one user of a wireless device to override a silent mode of a remote wireless device. The profile management application executed on the wireless device queries whether the silent mode of the remote wireless device can be overridden, and if so, communicates with a profile-management application executed on the remote device and overrides the silent mode of that device. In an alternative embodiment, a silent mode of a wireless device can be overridden by a profile management server. A profile-management application is executed on a profile-management server communicating with a profile-management application executed on a wireless device and requests the overriding of the silent mode of a remote wireless device.10-29-2009
20090270079Apparatus and method for updating neighbor list in a mobile communication system - An apparatus and method for updating a neighbor list in a mobile communication system are provided. The system includes a Mobile Station (MS), a second Base Station (BS), and a first BS. The MS stores first log information, performs a network entry process with the second BS, and generates and transmits second log information to the second BS. The second BS allocates a bandwidth to the MS, receives the second log information, determines if neighbor list update is required using the second log information and, if the neighbor list update is required, updates a neighbor list and transmits the updated neighbor list information to the previous BS.10-29-2009
20090270078METHOD FOR CONFIGURATING KEYPAD OF TERMINAL AND THE TERMINAL AND SYSTEM INCLUDING THE TERMINAL AND THE KEYPAD CAPABLE OF RECONFIGURATION - Disclosed are a method of configuring a keypad of a terminal, a terminal configured thereby, a system including such a terminal, and a reconfigurable keypad. A keypad server includes keypad configuration files according to various applications implemented in a terminal, and provides the keypad configuration file to the terminal. The terminal receives the keypad configuration file from the keypad server through a wired or wireless network, and includes a keypad area on which a keypad configuration according to the keypad configuration file is displayed. In this way, various types of keypads can be implemented.10-29-2009
20090270077METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EXECUTING APPLICATIONS IN WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORKS - A method and system allow a mobile device user to automatically execute a service application to provide a requested service. The user may enter a USSD code or initiate a voice call to a special number. The wireless network recognizes the user's act as a request for a specific service and notifies the service provider. The service provider sends an activation command to the mobile device and may also initiate installing the service application.10-29-2009
20090270076PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZER FOR MOBILE DEVICES WEBSITE - A method for creating a response to a hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) request from a mobile device. The HTTP request is received from the mobile device. A determination may be made as to whether to optimize the response based on the HTTP request. If it is determined that the response is to be optimized, then an action to be performed on an object in connection with optimizing the response is determined. The object may be part of a document specified in the HTTP request. An optimized response may then be generated based on the action.10-29-2009
20090270075WORLDWIDE WIRELESS RATING SYSTEMS - Software that allows multiple wireless carrier services to be compared on a mobile network connected device, for voice and/or data, allowing that device to connect and utilize the selected wireless network of choice instantaneously. The software will allow an end user to determine which wireless carrier services to use based on such attributes of the network as quality of performance for a geographic area, network connectivity costs and available network services.10-29-2009
20090270074Method and processing unit for providing mobile service access to a mobile station - Processing unit and method for enabling handset settings for independent mobile service access. The mobile communication network (10-29-2009
20090068994ADMINISTRATION OF WIRELESS SYSTEMS - Systems and methods for are provided for administration a mobile wireless client with more than one wireless servers. Other embodiments are described and claimed.03-12-2009
20130065565TEMPORALLY LIMITED MOBILE DEVICE CONTACT INFORMATION - Archiving mobile device contact information as a function of occurrence of one or more temporal conditions is provided herein. By way of example, contact information stored in an active contact list of a mobile device can be associated with a temporal condition, such as frequency of use, or location of the mobile device, or the like. If the temporal condition is met, the contact information is archived at remote data store and/or passive portion of mobile device memory. Once the temporal condition is no longer met, the contact information can be re-downloaded into active memory and incorporated into the active contact list. As a result, aspects of the claimed subject matter provide for organizing a mobile device contact list according to temporal condition(s) to provide added efficiency and to manage such information according to a determinable situational context.03-14-2013
20130065564Bluetooth Enabled Credit Card with a Large Data Storage Volume - A smart card is disclosed which includes a mass storage memory for storing biometric information of a user and private data. A radio is used as an interface to the card. When the user of the card wishes to invoke an application for the private data, biometric information about the user is provided to a device in communication with the card, enabling the card to authenticate the user as an authorized user of the private data, and in response to that authentication provide the data to the application in a manner that maintains privacy and integrity of data.03-14-2013
20130065563Method and Device for Operating Telephone Directory - The present invention discloses a method and device for operating telephone directories applied in a mobile terminal using a smart SIM card. The method comprising: after the mobile terminal is powered on, reading telephone directories in the mobile terminal and in the smart SIM card and constructing the first and second tables respectively; and when the mobile terminal detects that the first and second tables have been constructed, accomplishing a subscriber's operation on telephone directories in the first table and/or the second table, and after the first table is modified, using the modified first table to update the telephone directory in the mobile terminal, and after the second table is modified, using the modified second table to update the telephone directory in the smart SIM card. The device comprises a mobile terminal and a smart SIM card, wherein the mobile terminal comprises a processor, a storage, and a memory.03-14-2013
20130065562Application Performance Improvement In Radio Networks - A method includes sending a request to a user indicating options to modify a quality of experience for one or more application flows between a radio network and a mobile node used by the user. The request indicates the user should select one of the following: declining an option to upgrade an existing service to a new service able to support the one or more application flows with a higher quality of experience than supported by the existing service; or accepting an option to upgrade the existing service to the new service. In response to receiving an indication the user selected the option to upgrade the existing service, performing one or more actions to upgrade the existing service to the new service. The option to upgrade the existing service can include an option of receiving advertisements for the new service or paying extra for the new service.03-14-2013
20110021182METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATICALLY HANDLING MISSED CALLS IN A COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - The present invention proposes a technical solution of automatically handling missed calls caused by the user's unavailability for calling. According to the first aspect of the present invention, there is provided a method of handling missed calls in a communication terminal. The method comprises the following steps: a. detecting whether a user of the communication terminal is available for calling again; b. obtaining missed calls caused by the unavailability of the user of the communication terminal and reestablishing the missed calls when the user is available for calling again. According to the second aspect of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus for handling missed calls in a communication terminal. The apparatus comprises a first detecting means for detecting whether a user of the communication terminal is available for calling again; and a first operating means for obtaining missed calls caused by the unavailability of the user of the communication terminal and reestablishing the missed calls when the user is available for calling again. By applying the method and apparatus of handling the missed calls provided by the present invention, the calling party can know the information about when the called party is available for calling again timely so that the call could be reestablished as quickly as possible.01-27-2011
20110021181SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING PRODUCT OR SERVICE WITH CELLULAR TELEPHONE - The present disclosure provides for a mobile communication device identifier, constituted of: a shielding defining a coverage area, the shielding arranged to attenuate radio signals originating externally of the coverage area to be less than a predetermined signal strength; an antenna associated within the defined coverage area; a transceiver coupled to the antenna, the transceiver operative to communicate with a mobile station inserted within the defined coverage area utilizing a signal strength greater than the pre-determined signal strength; and a service control unit responsive to the transceiver, the service control unit operative responsive to the communication to output a signal indicative of an authorization to provide a product or service.01-27-2011
20090233588COMMUNICATION METHOD AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - The present invention discloses a communication method for providing communication data to a first communication terminal in a communication system. Said communication data are chromatic image data representing personalized information of a user of a second communication terminal in said communication system. Said chromatic image data are pre-stored on a chromatic image data provision platform. The method comprises the steps of: sending, by said first communication terminal, a request for acquisition of said chromatic image data to said chromatic image data provision platform; and receiving, by said first communication terminal, from said chromatic image data provision platform said chromatic image data as a response to said request.09-17-2009
20090233587METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR UPDATING CAPABILITIES OF A DEVICE - A method and system for transmitting data to a device is described. The method includes steps of comparing, in a server, a list of capabilities of the server against a list of capabilities of a mobile terminal and creating a list of capabilities in the server and not in the mobile terminal. The method and system wirelessly transmit, to the mobile terminal, a request to confirm the capabilities of the mobile terminal. The mobile terminal receives the request and the list of capabilities and compares the list of capabilities to current capabilities of the mobile terminal and then wirelessly transmits data identifying its capabilities to the server, the data including information of new capabilities of the mobile terminal. The server then updates the list of capabilities of the mobile terminal based on the information of new capabilities.09-17-2009
20090233586Method and Apparatus for Creating a Rating System for Mobile Subscribers Based on Wireless Subscriber Specific Credentials - An improved system and method for rating subscribers based on wireless subscriber specific credentials. A wireless network operator, or a content/application provider assigns to a subscriber a unique username. For purposes of providing rating or feedback information, the assigned username acts uniquely to identify the subscriber, whose actual identity therefore remains anonymous. The subscriber uses his or her mobile phone to access a mobile telephony network. Evaluators may offer feedback or ratings of the subscriber using the internet.09-17-2009
20090233585PROVISION OF ADDITIONAL CONTENT TO MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICES - A system and method for the insertion of additional content to messages sent between mobile communications devices. The system provides for a point system which allows users of the system to accumulate points for additional content sent with text messages. The points may be used for various functions such as purchasing premium services or may be applied towards the user's service charges.09-17-2009
20090233584System and method for providing concierge services to a mobile device user - There is provided a method for providing concierge services to a mobile device user. The method comprises receiving a concierge identification code sent from a mobile device; authenticating activation of concierge services for the concierge identification code; assigning the mobile device to the concierge identification code; sending a confirmation message to the mobile device; receiving a concierge command from the mobile device; obtaining concierge command results from a local services network; sending the concierge command results to the mobile device; and terminating activation of concierge services after an activation period corresponding to the concierge identification code.09-17-2009
20090233583METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING A PRODUCT OR SERVICE USING A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A method and system for secure payment by using a mobile communication device, which may operate using substantially existing communication protocols, and securely identify the mobile device.09-17-2009
20090233582INFORMATION PROVIDING SYSTEM - A novel information providing system for providing various information to a terminal is proposed. The information providing system 09-17-2009
20090233581Method for join background sound to mobile communication talking - The present invention relates to a method for adding background sound to mobile communication talking. In the method of the present invention, a subscriber may dial additionally a background sound service number at the time of calling the a called party to make a mobile communication exchange, on the basis of the additionally-dialed number, add a talking link of a third party provided by the background sound system to establish a three-party talking at the time of establishing a talking link between a calling mobile communication terminal and a called mobile communication terminal. Thus, the calling and called parties can have a background sound service during the talking. According to the present invention, the calling subscribers are enabled to readily add background sound to relevant talking with the called parties through additionally dialing background sound service numbers and therefore, new telecommunications valued-added services may be added in existing mobile communication networks, making the talking between the calling and called parties more interesting and humanized.09-17-2009
20130165085ASSESSING PERFORMANCE AND QUALITY OF A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SERVICE - A call quality monitoring system allows a user of a mobile device to report on call quality or otherwise provide information relating to the quality of a wireless communication experience. The call quality monitoring system may allow the mobile device user to establish or accept a call placed on the wireless communication network. The call quality monitoring system may provide at least partially-automated user-feedback process for the user to specify information about the quality of the call from a device from which the call was placed or from a device located at or near a location of the call. The call quality monitoring system may collect information provided by the user in association with specifying information about the quality of the call.06-27-2013
20130165084SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COOPERATIVE APPLICATIONS IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - Systems and methods provide communications between applications in terminal nodes and applications agents in access nodes. The APP-agent cooperative communications can be used to improve quality of experience for users or the terminal nodes. An access node may, for example, have a parameterized scheduling system that incorporates information from the APP-agent cooperative communications in determining scheduling parameters. An application at a terminal node may, for example, modify requests for communication based on information about communication capabilities received from an access node. For APP-agent cooperative communications for multiple applications, an access node may include a master application agent to facilitate and coordinate communications to specific application agents that address APP-agent cooperative communications for specific applications. Similarly, a terminal node may use a master application and specific applications for APP-agent cooperative communications.06-27-2013
20130165083SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF TERMINATING TELEPHONY COMMUNICATIONS TO MOBILE TELEPHONY DEVICES - Systems and methods for terminating telephony communications to a mobile telephony device that is roaming outside of its native service area make use of a forwarding termination service. The forwarding termination service causes the native mobile telephony service provider that provides service to the mobile telephony device to forward incoming telephony communications directed the native telephone number of the mobile telephony device to a forwarding access number. The forwarding termination service receives telephony communications directed to the forwarding access number, and then terminates the telephony communication to the mobile telephony device via any one of multiple different methods. The mobile telephony service provider can be instructed to implement and cancel call forwarding instructions by dialing a special character string on the mobile telephony device.06-27-2013
20130165082SYSTEM AND MOBILE PHONE FOR DETERMINING USING STATE OF OTHER MOBILE PHONES - An exemplary mobile phone is for determining a using state of each of other mobile phones communicatively connected with the mobile phone. The mobile phone includes a first communicating unit, a power switch, a using state determining unit, a second communicating unit, and a control unit. The using state determining unit determines the using state of the mobile phone by monitoring the first communicating unit and the power switch. The control unit controls the second communicating unit to transmit a contact ID and the using state of the mobile phone to a mobile switching center (MSC) via a base station (BS). Each one of the other mobile phones obtains the using state of the mobile phone from the MSC by transmitting the contact ID of the mobile phone via the BS, and updates the using state of the contact ID in the address list with the obtained using state.06-27-2013
20120115448TELECOMMUNICATIONS INITIATED INTERNET LINK SYSTEM - A system for providing a wide range of telecommunications initiated data fulfillment services in which a multi-function code, such as “#” (star, pound), input into an originating telecommunications device, such as a wireless telephone, triggers the treatment of the input sequence as a multi-function code service request rather than a dialed directory number. The multi-function code is followed by an input data string to complete the multi-function code service request, which the user typically enters into the telecommunications device just like a conventional telephone call, except that the input string begins with the multi-function code. The telecommunications system recognizes the multi-function code as a trigger, and in response takes one or more date fulfillment actions, such delivering a response message to the initiating telecommunications device containing one or more Internet links to webpages associated with the dialed input data string.05-10-2012
20120115447SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING SAFETY CONTENT SERVICE - The present invention discloses a system and method for providing a safety content service. The system for providing the safety content service includes a first mobile terminal which extracts meta information of new content when the new content is generated, a server which receives the meta information of the new content from the first mobile terminal, analyzes whether the content is harmful based on a file name and a hash value of the content contained in the meta information, and outputs an analysis result, and a second mobile terminal which receives the analysis result from the server. According to the present invention, it is possible to provide a service which can prevent children and teenagers from being exposed to harmful contents through mobile terminals such as smart phones such that the children and teenagers can safely use multimedia content.05-10-2012
20120115445DYNAMIC TAPPING FORCE FEEDBACK FOR MOBILE DEVICES - Dynamic force feedback is provided in a device to alert a user about a message received on the device from a remote user and to convey content, context, or a type of the message. Producing dynamic force feedback may include activating a motion induction device, which accelerates and decelerates a mass to create tapping within the device. The amplitude and frequency of the tapping may be configured to produce sequences of taps to alert the user about different types, contexts, or content of received messages. Additionally, multiple motion induction devices may be included in a device to produce dynamic force feedback along multiple dimensions. Multiple dimension dynamic force feedback may be used in providing geographical directions to a user.05-10-2012
20120231772METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR UPDATING LIVE DATA ON MOBILE DEVICES - A mobile device updating method and system for live data.09-13-2012
20090011746System and Method for Providing Feedback to Wireless Device Users - A user feedback generation and management capability, operating possibly within a Value-Added Service Provider, provides key feedback (e.g., information, updates, etc.) to a Mobile Subscriber (MS) during, for example, the MS′ receipt of rich content on the MS′ Wireless Device (WD). The feedback may be conveyed to a MS′ WD through, possibly inter alia, one or more Short Message Service messages. Such feedback may, possibly inter alia, provide details as to why certain content might not be received, suggest one or more alternative content delivery means, etc. and thus serve to obviate what would otherwise be (1) a frustrating, disappointing, etc. user experience for the MS and (2) increased customer service costs for the different content and service providers.01-08-2009
20090011744METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DELIVERY OF TARGETED INFORMATION BASED ON A USER PROFILE IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - Methods and systems for receiving targeted content messages on a wireless access terminal (W-AT) are disclosed. For example, a particular method may include selecting at least one reception time based on a user profile and a targeted content message delivery schedule, and receiving a targeted content message at the selected reception time.01-08-2009
20090011743MOBILE TRADING CARDS - A mobile device, system, and method are directed towards enabling users of a mobile device to exchange dynamic mobile trading cards. A first mobile device user may create an account with one or more profiles of sharable static and/or dynamic information. The first mobile device user may employ one of several available mechanisms, to communicate with a sharing service to identify a second mobile device user. The sharing service may then enable the second mobile device user to access and view the shared dynamic profile displayable within a multi-sided mobile trading card format. The shared profile may also be, downloadable into one or more applications onto the second mobile device user's mobile device. Changes to the shared profile by the first mobile device user may be viewed by the second mobile device user without the first mobile device user having to resend the profile to the second mobile device user.01-08-2009
20120238252Systems and Methods for Speed and Location Based Network Access and Features Control - Systems and methods are presented to allow or prohibit any or all services between a network and a node in the network based upon the geographic location and rate of travel of the node. One exemplary application is for the prevention of texting while driving. For example, in FIG. 09-20-2012
20120238251Text Message Transmissions Indicating Failure of Recipient Mobile Device to Connect with a Call - An originating communications device is configured to transmit a text message to a recipient mobile device when the originating device determines that the recipient device has failed to connect with a call that was initiated by the originating device. The text message is designed to indicate that the recipient device has failed to connect with the call; in addition or as an alternative, the text message includes a code that indicates to the recipient device that it is potentially in a poor RF coverage area. The recipient mobile device, upon receiving and displaying the text message, may determine that it is indeed in an area with poor coverage and will in response store its current geographic location as a poor coverage area. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.09-20-2012
20120238250METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR FACILITATING PROVISION OF A MAP RESOURCE - Methods and apparatuses are provided for facilitating provision of a map resource. A method may include causing a request for a plurality of portions of a map to be sent to a map source. The method may further include receiving the requested plurality of portions of the map in a single response message. A corresponding apparatus is also provided.09-20-2012
20100210250COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Communication management systems and methods are provided. The communication management system includes a reception unit, a telecommunication processing unit, a storage unit, and a processing unit. The reception unit receives data, wherein the data includes at least one communication party. The processing unit receives a selection corresponding to the communication party in the data, and in response to the selection corresponding to the communication party, automatically retrieves a phone number of the communication party from an address book in the storage unit according to identification data of the communication party. Then, the processing unit establishes a call with the communication party according to the phone number via the telecommunication processing unit.08-19-2010
20100035588METHOD OF INHIBITING FUNCTIONS OF A MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE - A method of inhibiting a function of a multi-function portable personal communications device includes determining a first position of the personal communications device, after a predetermined time interval, determining a second position of the personal communications device, determining the distance between the first position and the second position, determining the time interval in which the personal communications device moved from the first position and the second position, calculating an average velocity of the personal communications device based on the first position, the second position and the time interval and, if the average velocity of the personal communication device exceeds a predetermined value, inhibiting a function of the personal communications device.02-11-2010
20100203868System and Method for Providing Multiple Itinerary Services - System and method for providing itinerary services for travelers and users, where the travelers travel in at least one predefined traveling area. The system includes mobile communication devices, each of which comprises a positioning system enabled to locate the location of the device. Each device further enables the traveler to document the journey by enabling the traveler to acquire and insert content data and transmit the content data; at least one virtual travel journal enabling each traveler to document his journey by acquiring content data that is associated with the location of the traveler at the time the content was acquired. The system may also include at least one visual online viewer enabling a user to monitor the traveling of the traveler in real time; and a main server that enables receiving, processing, analyzing and storing data transmitted from the virtual travel journal, and presenting the data in real time to users through the visual online viewer.08-12-2010
20100216435METHOD AND SYSTEM TO AUTOMATICALLY PARK A VOICE CALL FOR DATA TRANSFER - A system and method to automatically park a voice call on a mobile electronic device so that the device can receive data, comprising a switch for establishing a voice call at the at least one caller device, a database for storing at least one call processing rule, and an enterprise data server for receiving a data message, comparing contents of the data message with at least one rule in the database, and in the event that the contents match the rule then parking the call, switching the mobile electronic device to a data mode of operation, downloading the data message to the device and un-parking the call.08-26-2010
20100167706MOBILE NETWORK SYSTEM AND GUIDANCE MESSAGE PROVIDING METHOD - A mobile network system includes a guidance message control server, a call control server and access gateways. The call control server receives a call request notification from a first access gateway, determines whether a second access gateway is connected to a second mobile terminal, transmits a message transmission instruction to the guidance message control server and transmits a response message including a same group specifying information. The guidance message control server receives the message transmission instruction from the call control server, acquires guidance message data specified by a message specifying information and multicast transmits the guidance message data to a multicast group specified by the group specifying information. The first access gateway receives a call connection request from the first mobile terminal and transmits the call request notification to the call control server, performs multicast group participation processing for participating in the multicast group and transmits the guidance message data.07-01-2010
20100167705Controlling supplementary subscriber services in overlayed IMS-based telecommunications network - A method, arrangement and network entities for controlling supplementary subscriber services in first (07-01-2010
20110294476EXTENDABLE VOICE COMMANDS - A mobile device, such as a cellular telephone includes a voice interface that includes one part that may not be specific to a particular carrier, and a second part that provides an interface to services that are specific to a carrier or to service or information providers that are not necessarily available with all carriers. A voice command interface provides easy access to the carrier services. The set of carrier services is optionally extendible by the carrier.12-01-2011
20110294475METHOD OF MANAGING AN APPLICATION EMBEDDED IN A TELECOM DEVICE - The invention is a method of managing an application embedded in a telecom device. The telecom device comprises a SIM card and a Push Registry as defined by the Mobile Information Device Profile® specifications. The application is intended to be registered in the Push Registry by defining a specific inbound connection associated to the application. The SIM card requires a local connection on the specific inbound connection for activating the application and for establishing a local communication channel between the SIM card and the application.12-01-2011
20110294474Multi-Homed Peer-to-Peer Network - Techniques are provided for efficient peer-to-peer (P2P) service discovery and group formation, as well as maintenance of P2P session continuity. In one example, there is provided a method, operable by an originating user equipment (UE), that may involve transmitting a request for P2P service discovery and group formation assistance to a discovery server via a serving node over an air-interface channel. The method may involve receiving scoped information from the discovery server for participating in a P2P communication session, and establishing the P2P communication session with at least one terminating UE based at least in part on the received scoped information. The method may involve maintaining P2P communication session continuity by reverting to bearer signaling via a packet core.12-01-2011
20110281564VEHICLE DRIVER BEHAVIOR MONITORING AND CORRELATION - What is disclosed are various methods of operating vehicle monitoring systems. One example method includes receiving activity information for a transportation vehicle, receiving mobile phone usage information associated with the transportation vehicle, and processing the activity information and the mobile phone usage information to determine behavior of a driver operating the transportation vehicle. The method could also include, in some examples, processing the activity information and the mobile phone usage information to identify the driver operating the transportation vehicle. Other example methods include processing motion data of a vehicle associated with the vehicle monitoring system to determine a route of the vehicle, processing the route to subdivide the route into a plurality of segments based upon the motion data, and determining if the vehicle was exceeding speed limits associated with any of the plurality of segments and reporting speeding information to a driver of the vehicle.11-17-2011
20110281563Dial by specialty services and management thereof - A phone system for providing dial by specialty features that can dynamically update providers within the system. A dial by specialty service can be provided on a user's mobile device. The dial by specialty service can prompt the user to enter in specialty information, which can represent specific services or goods the user is looking for. The dial by specialty service can then search an augmented directory to find the telephone number of a provider who best satisfies the search criteria. In one embodiment, the service can place a call on behalf of the user to transfer the user to the telephone number. The providers at the time of being called can decline to accept the call from the dial by specialty service. The selected provider can also choose to be removed from the augmented directory altogether.11-17-2011
20110281562PROVIDING CUSTOMIZED IN-VEHICLE SERVICES USING A VEHICLE TELEMATICS UNIT - A method and system for providing a customized in-vehicle service to one or more people inside a vehicle via a vehicle telematics unit. The method involves detecting the presence of a personal mobile device at the vehicle, associating the detected mobile device with a specific person, and providing a customized service to the specific person identified via the vehicle telematics unit. The method and system can be used, for example, to adjust vehicle settings or operation in response to detecting the presence of a specific person's cell phone or other mobile device.11-17-2011
20110281566Media Processing Methods and Arrangements - The present technology concerns cell phones and other portable devices, and more particularly concerns use of such devices in connection with media content (electronic and physical) and with other systems (e.g., televisions, digital video recorders, and electronic program directories). Some aspects of the technology allow users to easily transfer displayed content from cell phone screens onto a television screens for easier viewing, or vice versa for content portability. Others enable users to participate interactively in entertainment content, such as by submitting plot directions, audio input, character names, etc., yielding more engaging, immersive, user experiences. Still other aspects of the technology involve a program directory database, compiled automatically from information reported by network nodes that watch and identify content traffic passing into (and/or out of) networked computers. By identifying content resident at a number of different repositories (e.g., web sites, TV networks, P2P systems, etc.), such a directory allows cell phone users to identify the diversity of sources from which desired content can be obtained—some available on a scheduled basis, others available on demand. Depending on the application, the directory information may be transparent to the user—serving to identify sources for desired content, from which application software can pick for content downloading, based, e.g., on context and stored profile data. A great number of other features and arrangements are also detailed.11-17-2011
20130023251SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING CONTENT PROVIDED THROUGH A MOBILE CARRIER - A wireless network carrier can track and monitor third-party network-enabled applications (pods) that are accessed by, and billed to, users of the wireless network carrier through a mobile content platform, and to control access to such third-party network-enabled applications (pods) based on selectable criteria for the performance and user-based feedback related to each content application (pod). The network-enabled applications can also be registered with the mobile content platform through an intermediary, such as an aggregator. The network-enabled application can then be associated with the intermediary so that the intermediary receives a share of the revenue generated by the network-enabled application.01-24-2013
20090023427AUTOMATED CALL BACK REQUEST FOR A MOBILE PHONE - Methods and apparatus for providing automated call back requests are provided. In one method a signaling link in a telecommunications system is monitored for a transaction including a connection request containing a called address followed by a disconnection request within a first predetermined time period. Responsive to the transaction, the method determines if a trigger condition exists, and if so, communicates a call back request to a called party through a separate network.01-22-2009
20110086619Methods and Systems for Automatically Registering a Mobile Phone Device with One or More Media Content Access Devices - An exemplary method includes a media content access device detecting a request provided by a mobile phone device to register the mobile phone device with the media content access device, registering the mobile phone device with the media content access device in response to the detected request, and automatically registering the mobile phone device with one or more additional media content access devices within the local area network. Corresponding methods and systems are also described.04-14-2011
20120238253System for Distributing Individualized Audio Information Over a Network - A system for providing individualized information to a consumer over a network has been developed. The system includes a device, such as a sign, that identifies to a consumer a subject of interest. The device provides a unique identifying number associated with the subject that allows the consumer to access individualized information about the subject of interest through a website. The consumer sends the identifying number to the website with a mobile communications device and receives the information about the subject in the form of an audio file.09-20-2012
20120289206SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING SCHEDULES IN MOBILE DEVICE - A system and a method that automatically manages schedules in a mobile device via the schedule text message are provided. The method includes receiving a schedule text message, extracting at least one schedule from the received text message, and adding at least one extracted schedule to a schedule management application program. The system and method allows the users to easily manage schedules via Short Messaging Service (SMS). Mobile device users can write a text message without missing schedule information and send the text message to the other mobile device users. Because the system and method records schedule information, included in a text message that a mobile device user received from another device user, in the schedule in the user's mobile device, the mobile device user does not need to memorize and input the schedule information.11-15-2012
20090047936METHOD FOR CODEC NEGOTIATION AND SELECTION - A method of modifying a call setup message for a call from a first terminal to a second terminal, the call setup message being sent from the first terminal to a network node via an intermediate node which handles at least some signaling or traffic associated with the call, wherein the network node is responsible for negotiating call setup requirements for the call to the second terminal, the method comprising the steps of: intercepting the call setup message at the intermediate node; identifying one or more preferences or capabilities associated with the intermediate node which may impact the way in which the intermediate node can handle signaling or traffic associated with the call; modifying the call setup message based on information relating to said preferences or capabilities; and sending the modified call setup message to the network node, in order that the node can effect said negotiations based on the modified message.02-19-2009
20110130129METHOD FOR DATA INTERCHANGE - A method for data interchange includes summing up data associated with an electronic document to provide summed up data, representing the summed up data as one or more bar codes, and returning the one or more bar codes for display and data capture via a bar code scan from either a video display or a printed version of the one or more bar codes. The electronic document may be of any number of formats. The summing up may include taking data from multiple information fields to create the summed up data. The data may include data tags or a step of adding data tags to the data to assist in data interchange may be performed.06-02-2011
20110130127STATISTICAL SPAM MESSAGE DETECTION - A mobile telecommunication network monitors short messages and multimedia messages sent to non-existent mobile subscribers and selectively treats such messages as if sent to an existent recipient. The network then provides the sender with ordinary signaling related to successful message delivery so as to form traps to attract and detect spam messages such as spam messages. Spam messages are detectable as statistically significant presence of identical or sufficiently similar messages in a sufficiently large subset of unused subscriber numbers being assigned as traps for spam messages. The treatment of messages addressed to numbers assigned to trap use can further model normal usage of mobile subscriptions so as to inhibit simple determination of subscriber numbers that are used for trapping spam messages.06-02-2011
20110130126SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GRANTING ACCESS TO A SYSTEM - A method and system for granting access to a service is based on a received request and a communication between a subscriber, client and a service provider.06-02-2011
20110130125SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CENTRALLY DISTRIBUTING MOBILE CONTENT - There are provided methods, systems, devices and computer program products for distributing mobile content, on behalf of mobile content providers, to mobile devices. A central mobile content delivery system and a central mobile content delivery store system are provided. Interfaces permit a mobile content provider to author and publish mobile content in association with subscription data. Content offers may be defined from such data and offered to mobile device user subscribers such as in a catalog system. Content is delivered on behalf of the content providers in accordance with the subscriptions concluded by the store system. Subscriptions may relate to single packages of mobile content or a plurality of packages (e.g. in a series of publications) such as previously or subsequently published mobile content. Subscriptions are provided to the central delivery system to assign and deliver mobile content to devices.06-02-2011
20110130124STATUS PROMPT METHOD AND SYSTEM - A method for managing a user equipment in a social communication network, said user equipment comprising a user networking application, said user networking application comprising a configurable user status for displaying the status of the user to other users in the social communication network, said method comprising the acts of activating a status prompt upon a change of state of the user equipment by the user, receiving a user input of a status, and setting the configurable user status using the received user input.06-02-2011
20110130123Method for Providing Hypertext Links in Mobile Terminal - There are provided a method for managing and searching information in a mobile terminal and methodology for constructing the method. The method comprises: when a text is provided, preprocessing the provided text; extracting anchor text candidates in the preprocessed text; calculating relatedness between terms; determining ranking based on the relatedness using context information; and constructing a hypertext system for providing hypertext links to the provided text based on the ranking. Accordingly, there is provided a method for providing hypertext links in a mobile terminal, which provides information management and search function using the hypertext links, so that information in the mobile terminal can be constructed by the hypertext links, thereby promoting user's convenience.06-02-2011
20100197281Single Operator, Single SIM, Single Billing Entity Supporting Simultaneous Use Of Multi-Radio Device And/Or Phone - A mobile wireless communication device may communicate information to a first network device for enabling authentication, authorization and/or management of accounting for the mobile wireless communication device for use within a first network. A SIM may enable a communication session with a second network based on data sent to the second network related to the authentication, authorization and/or accounting management for use in the first network. The mobile wireless communication device may be handed-off to the second network and/or may establish simultaneous communication sessions with the first network and the second network without communicating authentication, authorization and/or accounting information to the second network. The first and/or second network and/or another network device may comprise and/or share a session control server. The mobile wireless communication device may receive, store and/or modify additional information associated with the authentication, authorization and/or accounting management from the second network device.08-05-2010
20130023249SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING MEDIA CONNECTIONS - A method of connecting consumers with third parties includes prompting a user to enter search information on the mobile device about an entity that the user is seeking to contact, conveying information about one or more entities to the user based on retrieved entity information, and initiating a communication connection between the user and the indicated entity.01-24-2013
20120108220METHOD FOR INITIATING A CONNECTION BETWEEN COMMUNICATION DEVICES OF AT LEAST TWO PARTIES - A method and system for initiating a connection between at least a first communication device and a second communication device respective of a first party and a second party. According to the present invention initiating a connection includes obtaining a destination subscriber identifier from the first party, wherein the destination subscriber identifier is a string including at least one character different than a numeric character and is respective of the second party. Then, a resolution request that includes data indicative of the destination subscriber identifier is conveyed to a hosting information storage server respective of the destination subscriber identifier, a resolution response including a destination address respective of the second communication device wherein the second party is available is obtained, and then, the present invention includes initiating a connection between the first communication device and the second communication device.05-03-2012
20120108219MOBILITY CALL MANAGEMENT - A mobility call management service is disclosed that provides enhanced call management functionality for a wireless mobile terminal (MT). Incoming and/or outgoing calls are managed based on an assessment of the degree of motion of the MT, or other available data pertinent to the MT's physical situation, such as but not limited to it's location, movement, or rate of movement. The degree of motion or other assessment may be used to determine whether a communication can safely terminate on, originate from, or continue safely on the MT, so as to reduce or remove driver distraction.05-03-2012
20120108218METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING PHONE DIRECTORY SERVICE FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATION SUBSCRIBER - A method and system for providing a phone directory service to a user terminal in a mobile communication network are provided. The method includes receiving a search request including a search keyword for the phone directory service and a subscriber identifier for the user terminal from the user terminal, acquiring subscriber information of a subscriber possessing the user terminal from the mobile communication network in which the user terminal is registered using the subscriber identifier, acquiring a business list of businesses corresponding to the search keyword from a business DataBase (DB) for managing businesses which have subscribed to the phone directory service, arranging the business list based on a communication pattern of a group of similar subscribers which have been determined to have subscriber information similar to that of the subscriber possessing the user terminal according to a predetermined criteria, and providing the arranged business list to the user terminal.05-03-2012
20120108217COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, TELEPHONE DIRECTORY RESISTERING METHOD, AND COMMUNICATION TERMINAL HANDLING METHOD - The communication terminal according to the present invention includes, an electronic mail receiving means for receiving an electronic mail, a specific information inclusion judging means for judging whether a received electronic mail which the electronic mail receiving means receives includes predetermined specific information, a telephone directory data existence checking means for checking whether telephone directory data exists in the received electronic mail, and a telephone directory registering means for registering the telephone directory data in the case that each of judgment results of the specific information inclusion judging means and the telephone directory data existence checking means is affirmative.05-03-2012
20120108216System And Method For Supporting Mobile Unit Connectivity To Venue Specific Servers - The present invention is an applications gateway that offers multiple functions and features for specific geographic venue locations, while providing easy access to advertising, purchasing, and redemption opportunities for that specific geographic venue location. Venue locations can be stadiums, shopping malls, amusement parks, open air spaces where people can congregate, and/or buildings, which most often require the presence of a concentration of people. The venue location may correlate to the location of the hand-held mobile unit or it may be a remote geographic venue location not near the location of the hand-held mobile unit. Access to the gateway application is through a hand-held mobile unit, which can include a mobile phone, smartphone device, or portable computer having a wireless radio transmission connection. (e.g. iPhone, Droid, iPad, Slate, etc.)05-03-2012
20110300836INTERRUPTING AND RESUMING A MEDIA PLAYER - In an embodiment, a method is provided. The method includes playing a content file with a media player on a cellular telephone. Also, the method includes receiving an interrupt event. Moreover, the method includes saving state of the media player on the cellular telephone in the media player.12-08-2011
20110300835Mobile terminal and step length-calculating method - A mobile terminal which makes it possible to automatically calculate a step length of a user with accuracy. A step count-acquiring section acquires a step count of the user of a mobile terminal. A position calculating section calculates a position of the mobile terminal. A center position-calculating section calculates a center position of a plurality of positions calculated by the position calculating section. A covered distance-calculating section calculates a distance covered by the mobile terminal based on a plurality of the center positions calculated by the center position-calculating section. A step length-calculating section calculates the step length based on the step count acquired by the step count-acquiring section and the covered distance calculated by the covered distance-calculating section.12-08-2011
20110300834METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RECOMMENDING CONTENT AMONG MOBILE PHONE USERS - A method and system for recommending content among mobile phone users are provided. The method includes: recommendation information is selected and transmitted to a recommendation module as a parameter; the recommendation module combines the recommendation information, the mobile phone number of the user being recommended to, and optional recommendation reasons into a recommendation message, and transmits said message to the mobile phone of the user being recommended to; the mobile phone of the user being recommended to receives the recommendation message, and a monitor and download module which is running all through at the background monitors and analyzes this message; according to the analyzed content, the monitor and download module pops up a download reminder, asks the user for confirmation, and obtains URL of relevant content, then the user downloads the content appointed by the URL from the server. Application of the present invention solves the problem that it is difficult for users to share contents among each other, by adapting at the server, adding shortcut mode at the mobile phone side, then transmitting the recommendation message to the user being recommended to; the mobile phone side downloads the matching contents from the server automatically as soon as the recommendation message is received.12-08-2011
20110143727PORTABLE COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - A portable communication apparatus and a method of controlling the portable communication apparatus are disclosed. The method comprises, in response to a triggering event, detecting electronic devices within a detection range of the portable communication apparatus and, for each detected electronic device, performing a look-up operation in a database of electronic devices and users thereof for determining a user of the electronic device. A corresponding computer program product and a corresponding computer-readable medium are also disclosed.06-16-2011
20110281565SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING THE ACQUISITION OF CONTENT - The present invention provides systems and methods for acquiring content (e.g., a ring tone or a ring view) for a communication device.11-17-2011
20120289205APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ANONYMOUS CALLS TO AND FROM CELLULAR TELEPHONES - The invention is a system of modified cellular handsets and specially-programmed telephone exchanges operated so as to hide from telephone network operators the true identities of the parties to a telephone call. The invention includes features to hide the true identity of the user of a cellular telephone.11-15-2012
20090036103MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REDEEMING AND REPORTING COUPONS - Methods, systems, and machine-readable media are disclosed for utilizing mobile electronic devices to redeem and report use of various marketing offers such as coupons. According to one embodiment, redeeming and reporting a marketing offer can comprise transmitting information related to the marketing offer from a mobile wallet of the mobile device to a target device. A redemption message can be received at the mobile wallet of the mobile device from the target device. The redemption message can indicate acceptance of the marketing offer. At least a portion of the redemption message can be sent from the mobile wallet of the mobile device to a service provider system providing communication services to the mobile device. Sending the redemption message from the mobile wallet of the mobile device to the service provider system can be performed via a wireless communications network such as a cellular network.02-05-2009
20110287748Consent, Signature and Recording Retention in a Certified Communications System - System has consent, signature, recording and retention functions. Near post-sessional data acquisition gathers nominal comm device information from participants. Active online phones are sent a SMS with the recorded event ID, a hyperlink and password for system access. Otherwise, data is acquired for another text message enabled phone or user email. If disconnected, the user is called for additional data. A contractual relationship is established with these functions. With an ACK-consent upon system access, an ACK-consent by the parties, a RECORD ON command, and a recorded intent-to-contract, the system creates an enforceable contract by storing the ACKs and recorded session.11-24-2011
20110287747REMOTE OPERATION SYSTEM AND METHOD AND REMOTE CONTROL DEVICE - To provide a remote operation method which is safe and simple for the user who does not have the enough operation knowledge on a control object apparatus installed within a house through an interactive interface. An in-house apparatus control unit has a function of sending or receiving an electronic mail to or from a portable telephone terminal and a function of making the other data communication, in which the user of the portable telephone terminal is authenticated safely according to the sender portable telephone number of the electronic mail or the ID of the sender terminal of data communication, and further an apparatus within the house is controlled by automatically judging the control contents to be requested from the contents of exchange of information with the user in an interactive form using an electronic mail or an application mounted on the portable telephone terminal.11-24-2011
20120088477MOBILE HANDSET FOR MEDIA ACCESS AND PLAYBACK - Methods, systems, and apparatus are presented for accessing unlimited media service from a mobile communications device. A media server environment can be provided, which maintains an instance of each subscriber account and a central archive of media content. Further, the central archive can be explored through the use of a media application executed on a mobile communications device to select media content, including individual items of media content, playlists, ringtones, and ringback tones. The selected media content can be downloaded to, and stored locally at, the mobile communications device, such as on a secure storage device. Additionally, media content corresponding to a subscribed playlist can be automatically updated at the mobile communications device in response to changes to the playlist.04-12-2012
20110319059CELLULAR PHONE WITH COURSING LOGOS - A telephone device which comprises a housing, a display screen, and internal processor for displaying telephone related symbols and information alongside advertising copy. The telephone device includes the basic wireless communication system for communicating wirelessly with telephone base stations. To display the advertising copy, the invention comprises an advertising processor that includes software modules configured to receive advertising information in the form of distinctly rendered and placed text and/or logos and to locate and display the advertising information on the display in an manner which does not interfere with the reading of the telephone information on the display screen.12-29-2011
20110319058Social Networking of Mobile Devices - A method for social networking of mobile devices based upon telephone numbers of the mobile devices includes receiving user profile information and telephone numbers of contacts from a plurality of users' mobile devices; at least one of creating and updating respective user profiles based upon the telephone numbers of the users' mobile devices and the received profile information; identifying relationships among the users based at least upon the contacts contained in the contacts information; and establishing a social network group including at least two of the users based upon the identified relationships among the users.12-29-2011
20120003968DEVICES AND METHODS FOR PLACING A CALL ON A SELECTED COMMUNICATION LINE - Devices and methods for placing a call from a mobile device on one of a plurality of communication lines accessible at the mobile device are disclosed herein.01-05-2012
20120003967MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE WITH AUTOMATIC DATA BACKUP FUNCTIONALITY - A cellular telephone, system and method are provided which are capable of transferring a portion of or an entire telephone directory consisting of a plurality of telephone numbers to another cellular telephone via a remote central station. The remote central station receives the telephone directory and stores the same in memory for either temporary or permanent storage. The telephone directory can then be transferred from the remote central station to the same or another cellular telephone for storing the telephone directory within a memory of the cellular telephone. An individual, a company, or other entity, utilizing the remote central station, in order to store and transfer a telephone directory from a cellular telephone to the same cellular telephone or to at least another cellular telephone, pays a fee to at least one operator of the remote central station for providing and/or performing the receiving, storing and transferring services.01-05-2012
20120003965Method for Information Sharing After Proximity Connection Has Ended - The different illustrative embodiments provide a method, system, and computer program product for sharing a list passed in a shared direct communication environment after a direct communication has ended among mobile devices. A profile associated with the first mobile device in a storage of a server computer is accessed by an indirect transceiver in the second mobile device responsive to a second mobile device acquiring an information that is responsive to a list previously received from a first mobile device and responsive to the information being acquired during a time when there is no direct communication between the first mobile device and the second mobile device. A contact information is retrieved, and the information is sent to a location specified by the contact information.01-05-2012
20120009907WIRELESS CONFERENCE SYSTEM - A wireless conference system includes a master device and a slave device. The master device includes a master user interface, a master BLUETOOTH unit, a master memory unit, and a command converting unit. The master user interface includes a master screen. The master memory unit saves a conference document. The slave device includes a slave user interface, a slave BLUETOOTH unit, and an executing unit. The slave memory unit saves a copy of the conference document. Operation commands to operate the conference document are input through the master user interface. The command converting unit converts the operation commands to corresponding slave commands. The corresponding slave commands are transmitted to the slave device by the master BLUETOOTH unit and the slave BLUETOOTH unit. The executing unit executes the corresponding slave commands to operate the copy of the conference document.01-12-2012
20080233925System and Method for Context Dependent Service Discovery for Mobile Medical Devices - A medical communication system (09-25-2008
20120028618SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROVIDING NOTIFICATIONS FOR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF MISSED CALLS - A system and method for notifying the calling party of acknowledgment of the missed calls by the called party is disclosed. The called party and the calling party can subscribe for the notification service to enable charging for the service. When the calling party initiates a call to the called party it may result in a missed call as the called party may be out of coverage area or busy. When the called party views the record of the missed call a notification is generated on the wireless device by the application on the wireless device of the called party. The notification is then sent to the calling party. The acknowledgement notification may be sent directly to the calling party or via an application server.02-02-2012
20100267368HANDHELD DEVICE CAPABLE OF PROVIDING DATA TETHERING SERVICES WHILE MAINTAINING SUITE OF HANDHELD SERVICE FUNCTIONS - An improved tethering system is described in which a handheld device can be used by a user to reach the same network that the handheld device also provides access to for a tethering machine. Specifically, as described herein, a handheld device provides a tethering machine with access to a remote network (e.g., the Internet) through a wireless network that the handheld device is communicatively coupled to. Not only is the handheld device able to support multiple data flows between the tethering machine and the remote network, but also, the handheld device is capable of being used by a user to “surf” or otherwise access the same remote network that the handheld device provides the tethering machine with access to. For example, if the remote network is the Internet and the handheld device is a “smart phone”, a user who is holding the smart phone can access the Internet concurrently with one or more applications on the tethering machine that are also access the Internet. Moreover, the smart phone is also capable of concurrently supporting other networked services that the smart phone is designed to provide such as voicemail services, messaging services, and telephony (cell phone) services.10-21-2010
20090298477Communication Apparatus, Communication System, and Communication Method - Suitable processing is performed considering a case where a confirmation notification of participation in group communication or other data communication was sent, but the notification is delayed and data communication has already ended when the notification arrives at the other party.12-03-2009
20100035587SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY MODULE WITH AN INCORPORATED RADIO - A communication system includes a phone and a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM). The phone includes a user input interface, a first wireless transceiver and a first application program interface. The SIM is plugged into the phone and includes storage, a second wireless transceiver, and a second application program interface. The phone uses a service-subscriber key stored in the storage of the SIM to access a plurality of services provided by a wireless network using the first transceiver according to a first communication protocol. The first application program interface, in response to a user selection via the user input interface, interacts with the second application program interface. The phone communicates with a node using the second wireless transceiver according to a second communication protocol by way of the interaction between the first application program interface and the second application program interface.02-11-2010
20090098862SERVICE AUTHORIZER - A service authorizer system for pushing and pulling data service authorization requests to wireless terminals is disclosed herein. The wireless terminal or a service authorization server may generate requests for authorization. The wireless terminal may generate a request for authorization that is sent to the service authorization server, which generates a multi-modal response and transmits the multi-modal response to the user. The service authorization server may also generate a multi-modal request for authorization that is sent to the wireless terminal.04-16-2009
20090170480Systems and methods for intelligent and customizable communications between devices - Systems and methods for providing a communications system are provided. The communications system can provide intelligent communications between devices, in which the system can identify appropriate communication modes for incoming communications requests based on a user's preferences and availability. The communications system can determine whether a user is participating in an activity. In response to determining that a user is participating in an activity, the communications system can automatically identify one or more preferred communication modes that are available to the user. In some embodiments of the present invention, the communications system can configure a communications device to send a message back to a contact's device if the communication mode of an incoming communications request is not preferred. The communications system can also allow a user to customize information that is displayed to a subset of the user's contacts.07-02-2009
20090047937ANONYMOUS LOCATION SERVICE FOR WIRELESS NETWORKS - An anonymous location wireless network service for use in a wireless network that tracks the location and identity of network users, such as networks complying with enhanced 911 standards. The service provides content providers with the location of network users without revealing their identities. The service includes a wireless network having a proxy server, a network communication link to a plurality of web sites, and a wireless communication link to a plurality of handheld devices. The proxy server blocks identity by reading the location and identity information of network devices, generating dummy identifications, relating the dummy identifications to the identity information, storing the relationships in a memory storage, and forwarding the location information and dummy identifications to the global computer network. Upon receiving messages from the global computer network, the proxy server reads the dummy identifications, looks up the related identification information in the memory storage, and forwards the data to the appropriate network devices.02-19-2009
20090318121DRIVING RECORDER - A driving recorder of the present invention is provided with: a data collecting portion that collects driving condition data of a vehicle; a storage portion that stores the driving condition data in a non-volatile manner; a communications portion that performs mutual communications with a mobile telephone terminal, using a cable or wirelessly; and a control portion that comprehensively controls these portions each provided as a functional part, wherein the control, portion controls the communications portion to thereby permit the communications portion to transmit and receive the driving condition data to and from the mobile telephone terminal.12-24-2009
20100081418Communication Terminal Device and Control Program Thereof - In a mobile phone (04-01-2010
20100035589SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING AN INTERACTIVE CONTENT PORTAL ON A MOBILE DEVICE - A portal application is provided that can be used on a mobile device to display relevant advertising content to the user at convenient times. The portal application can utilize a portal browser that is launched when appropriate, which displays the advertising content in an interactive way and enables the user to follow up with tasks requiring a data connection that is currently unavailable, by keeping track of a user queue. The advertising content may be filtered from a base of advertising content provided by the advertising content providers in advanced and is pre-fetched and stored in an advertising content cache for convenient access when appropriate. The portal application can be used with a location estimator to narrow and categorize the advertising content at least in part based on location, either physical location or preferred location or both based on a hierarchy of relevant data.02-11-2010
20100112987COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANAGING MULTIMEDIA FILES - A communication device and method for managing multimedia files include creating a multimedia file, and establishing communication between the communication device and a server through a base station, the server providing a region name of a region corresponding to each base station. The communication device and method further include searching the server for a region name of a region corresponding to the base station, creating a folder and naming the folder with the searched region name, and storing the created multimedia file into the folder.05-06-2010
20100112985METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IDENTIFIER MAPPING TO SERVICE CAPABILITY - A method and communication server for mapping an address to a service capability, wherein a server determines if a service requested in a service request, such as for example in a SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) INVITE message, can be initiated with a first user identifier. The server further determines an alternate user identifier when determined that the service cannot be initiated with the first user identifier replaces the first user identifier with the alternate user identifier in the request for the service, so that the requested service can be successfully established.05-06-2010
20100069046TELEPHONE COMPANY SYSTEM - A mobile telephone station is installed in each of a real society and a virtual society arranged on the Internet. A telephone number of a real mobile telephone is associated with a telephone number of a virtual mobile telephone owned by a virtual person corresponding to the owner of the real mobile telephone or the same telephone number is assigned to the telephones so as to link their exchange functions. Thus, it is possible to make a telephone call to both the real society and virtual society without performing a special operation, such as changing telephones in each case, and to use a virtual settlement card issued by a virtual settlement company, and thus this enables performing rich and smooth economic activities in the virtual society.03-18-2010
20090149157Method and system for registering an unlicensed mobile access subscriber with a network controller - Redirection of mobile subscriber registrations using location information is described. In one embodiment, the invention includes establishing a data communications connection with a mobile station at a data communications network controller, receiving location information from the mobile station, and redirecting the mobile station to a different network controller based on the received location information. 06-11-2009
20090036105Method and system for rendering content on a wireless device - A method of rendering content on a wireless device. The wireless device sends a message to a server requesting an application and identifies itself with its rendering capabilities. The wireless receives an identification of a custom configuration of a plurality of rendering blocks of the wireless device associated with the application. The custom configuration configures the plurality of rendering blocks of the device. The wireless device receives compiled content from the application executing on the server that includes render commands expressed in a syntax that is device generic but has parameters specific to the rendering capabilities of the wireless device. A reader of the wireless device processes the compiled content and issues commands to individual rendering blocks of a graphical user interface based on the rendering commands of the compiled content and based on the custom configuration.02-05-2009
20090149158SYNCHRONIZED VOICE AND DATA SYSTEM - A method includes sending data content (06-11-2009
20090149162USER EQUIPMENT CAPABILITY UPDATE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS - Systems and methodologies are described that facilitate unsolicited indication of mobile device capability change in wireless communication networks. Upon establishing communication with an access point, a mobile device can experience a change in capability, such as by attaching a device, changing a setting in a user interface, and/or the like. Rather than waiting for a reconfiguration command, when changing base stations or switching from idle to active mode, the mobile device can transmit an unsolicited message to the access point indicating the change. The access point can support the change in subsequent uplink communications or deny such support and can accordingly notify the mobile device via radio resource control (RRC) message.06-11-2009
20090149163METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING VEHICLE-DIRECTED SERVICES - The present invention provides a method, system, and computer usable medium for directing service in a vehicle. A service request is received at a service management application from the vehicle. A vehicle location is also received. Vehicle delivery-enabling information is determined based on the service request and the vehicle location. The service corresponding to the service request is configured based on the vehicle delivery-enabling information. The configured service is sent to the vehicle.06-11-2009
20080268821MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS TERMINAL AND METHOD - An incoming call is detected from a calling entity. If the incoming call is associated with a subscription to presence information media data associated with the subscription can be output through an output unit in the telephone terminal. If the incoming call is determined to be associated with a subscription to presence information, it is determined whether the media data is present in the terminal, and if the media data is present in the terminal, the media data is output through an output unit in the telephone terminal.10-30-2008
20080268820 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COORDINATING A SPECIFIC SUBSCRIBED SERVICE ON A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A method and system for coordinating a specific subscribed service on a mobile communication device are provided. In accordance with one embodiment, this is provided a method for coordinating a specific subscribed service on a mobile communication device, comprising: registering the mobile communication device with a node; transmitting identification information to the node, the identification information including an identifier of a device, an identifier of a vendor, an identifier of a user, and an identifier of a subscribed service; receiving information from the node in response to the transmitting; and enabling the specific subscribed service in accordance with the received information.10-30-2008
20080268819Method, Apparatus And Network System For Making Terminating Network Domain Selection - A method for making a terminating network domain selection, applied in a network system including a CS network and an IMS. The method includes: receiving an IMS service request destined to a served user; judging whether the service request is appropriate to be delivered to the CS network according to a service category of the IMS service request, making a terminating network domain selection according to terminating network domain selection related factors and performing subsequent delivering processes according to the determination of the terminating network domain selection if determining that the IMS service request is appropriate to be delivered to the CS network. The present disclosure also discloses a communication apparatus and a network system.10-30-2008
20100267371ON-DEMAND, REAL-TIME INTERPRETATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system and method for on-demand, real-time interpretation services. The system includes a mobile hands-free communicator that cooperates with a two-way radio frequency communication device. The hands-free communicator includes a unique identifier that is operably associated with the user. An initiation protocol enables the user to request interpretation services using the hands-free communicator.10-21-2010
20100267367METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATIC CONTACT DATA UPDATING - Methods and systems for updating a contact list for a cellular phone or wireless device, the contact list comprising a plurality of individual contacts each comprising data relating to an individual cellular phone number. The method includes the steps of identifying an individual cellular phone number for updating into the contact list, sending from the user's cellular phone a request for electronic data associated with the cellular phone number to a device operating under the cellular phone number, receiving the request at the device, sending a reply message having the requested electronic data from the device, receiving the reply message at the user's cellular phone, and updating the contact list by associating the electronic data to the individual cellular phone number.10-21-2010
20120088476Proximity-Enhanced Reconfiguration of Telephone Ring List - Proximity of a user/device to a designated location or other user/device can be determined and used to trigger automatic reconfiguration of a telephone ring list associated with the user/device. Accordingly, there is no need for manual reconfiguration to accommodate changes in the user's location or schedule. Specific phone numbers may be added or removed from a user's ring list based on proximity information, and the ring list may be reconfigured as the user arrives at or departs from a designated location. The user's desired phones will automatically ring for incoming calls based on the ring list and/or an identification of the incoming call.04-12-2012
20090156177Reducing Bandwidth When Transmitting Content to a Cellular Device - Bandwidth is reduced when transmitting content to a cellular device. Requests for a content item are received from a first cellular device and a second cellular device. The content is divided into a first portion and a second portion. A first portion plan corresponding to the first cellular device and second portion plan corresponding to the second cellular device are determined. The first portion plan may include instructions for transmitting the first portion from the first cellular device to the second cellular device and reconstructing the content item. The second portion plan may include instructions for transmitting the second portion from the second cellular device to the first cellular device and reconstructing the content item. The first portion and the first portion plan are transmitted to the first cellular device. The second portion and the second portion plan are transmitted to the second cellular device.06-18-2009
20100120403Alert Methods and Apparatus For Call Appointments In A Calendar Application Based On Communcation Conditions Of A Mobile Station - In one illustrative example, a mobile device includes one or more processors, memory coupled to the one or more processors, a wireless transceiver coupled to the one or more processors, and a user interface which includes a visual display and a plurality of keys. The one or more processors are operative to identify whether a radio frequency (RF) out-of-coverage condition exists between the mobile device and a wireless communication network within a predetermined time period from a date and time of an appointment associated with a calendar application of the mobile device. In response to identifying such condition, the one or more is processors cause an RF out-of-coverage warning indication to be produced at the user interface in association with the appointment. Otherwise, the one or more processors refrain from causing this RF out-of-coverage warning indication to be produced. The indication may be or include a message which instructs a user of the mobile device to relocate the mobile device for removing the out-of-coverage condition for the appointment. At the date and time of the appointment, the one or more processors also cause a calendar reminder indication for the appointment to be produced at the user interface, as a reminder of the appointment.05-13-2010
20090311994System and Method for Communicating with a Mobile Unit - Methods of communicating with a mobile unit are described. In one embodiment, a method of communicating with a mobile unit comprises identifying a mobile unit with an identifier; determining a status of the mobile unit; constructing a communication comprising at least one communication packet, the at least one communication packet comprising a plurality of information fields, the information fields comprising an address, and the identifier; and transmitting the communication comprising the at least one communication packet to the mobile unit.12-17-2009
20110171938SYNDICATION OF MULTIPLE SERVICE INSTANCES - Service provisioning tasks can be performed to provision or deprovision services for users, reconcile overlapping services, and apply effective service properties. A service can be provisioned by receiving a request to provision the service for a user, reconciling new service properties with current service properties, from one or more service instances, to determine effective service properties, and applying the effective service properties as properties to use for the service for the user. A service can also be provisioned by receiving a request to provision the service for a user, storing a new service instance, and reconciling the new service instance with one or more previously stored service instances for the same service to determine effective service properties. A service provisioning system can perform provisioning operations for one or more internal and external service providers.07-14-2011
20110201315PROVIDING WEB-ACTIVATED CALLBACK BY JUST DIALLING AND PRESSING THE CALL BUTTON - The application relates to web-activated callback for wireless phones. Web-activated callback such as JAJAH is known. To originate a call when using conventional web-activated callback, a user must connect to the Internet, activate the web browser, log into his account, request callback while specifying caller and callee phone number, and finally answer the incoming call that was set up by the callback server. However, the combination of steps is considered problematic. Therefore, the major object of the application is to enable user of wireless phones to make use of web-activated callback by just dialling or selecting a callee phone number from a contact list and pressing the “CALL” button to originate a call. The object is achieved in that a software running on the wireless phone hides all the above mentioned steps from the user. Hence, it will be invisible to the user that a callback service is being used in particular because the software receives and answers the incoming call from the callback server.08-18-2011
20100267370DISPLAYING BROADCAST INFORMATION IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - A method for displaying broadcast information in a mobile terminal is provided. The method comprises displaying a broadcast channel list including identification information of at least one or more broadcast channels; receiving an input including a search condition for a random one of the at least one or more broadcast channels; searching relevant broadcast information on the random broadcast channel for information on a specific broadcast program to correspond to the inputted search condition; and displaying the searched information on the specific broadcast program.10-21-2010
20120034909ROAMING SERVICE METHOD IN A MOBILE BROADCASTING SYSTEM, AND SYSTEM THEREOF - A roaming service method in a mobile broadcasting system and a system thereof are provided. A terminal receives a service guide from a corresponding visited service provider (Visited SP) when the terminal moves to a roaming area. The terminal transmits a roaming request message for requesting a purchase item allowable for individual services to a home service provider (Home SP) based on the received service guide. Upon receipt of the roaming request message, the Home SP negotiates roaming availability and allowable scope for each individual service with the Visited SP where the terminal is located, based on the roaming request message. The Home SP transmits the roaming availability and allowable scope for the individual service, negotiated with the Visited SP, to the terminal.02-09-2012
20100285784METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING A HAPTIC FUNCTION IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Disclosed is a method and system for transmitting a haptic function within a communication system. The method includes: inserting, by a first mobile terminal, haptic information corresponding to a selected vibration into a call setup request message and transmitting the call setup request message to a network server when a haptic service is executed; analyzing, by the network server, the haptic information, generating a vibration code corresponding to the haptic information, inserting the vibration code into the call setup request message, and transmitting the call setup request message to at least one second mobile terminal; and executing, by the second mobile terminal, a corresponding haptic function according to the vibration code included in the call setup request message when receiving the call setup request message.11-11-2010
20090298478METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ESTABLISHING A SERVICE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND A MOBILE DATA SERVER FOR CONNECTING TO A WIRELESS NETWORK - A method and system for establishing a service relationship between a mobile communication device and a mobile data server for connecting to a wireless network are provided. A scripting-language capable device controller is used to interface communications between a scripting engine of an Internet browser and the mobile communication device in accordance with a communications protocol connecting them. Using the communications interface provided by the scripting-language capable device controller, a web page displayed in the Internet browser provides a user interface which receives requests to establish service relationships, obtains service data required for the service relationships from the mobile data server in accordance with device identifier and device capability data of the mobile communication device, and stores the service data on the mobile communication device.12-03-2009
20090291672System And Method For Providing Personalized Automated And Autonomously Initiated Information Delivery And Chaperone Service - A system and method for receiving travel information such as flight information, directional guidance to airport gates and facilities, and interacting autonomously with service providers such as airlines and rental car companies without requiring human resources to receive the tickets or car keys. The system devices essentially provide an automatic chaperon which can initiate processes such as querying databases or provide navigation guidance without intervention, setup procedures or any prior knowledge on behalf of the user. It can also access secured databases for retrieving rental car reservation information for automatic rental car checkout, personal health files for emergency cases, flight check-in, connecting flight information and call for emergency staff alerting the staff automatically of the caller's location within the compound, as well as recent health history and condition.11-26-2009
20090156179System And Method For Managing Interaction Between A User And An Interactive System - A scalable system is provided for managing the interaction of cell phone users and users of other communication devices with public and private digital display systems and other interactive digital devices and systems.06-18-2009
20090156178Technique for providing personalized information and communications services - A user may utilize a communication device, e.g., a wireless phone, mobile device or personal digital assistant (PDA), to contact an information/call center where an operator provides personalized information and communications services to the user in accordance with the invention. Such services include, e.g., providing listing information, contacts information, appointments information, etc. To provide effective connectivity, for example, when a user locates a phone number in his/her private directory using a web browser, the user may utilize a direct connect feature of the invention to initiate a phone call to the desired number over the Internet. In addition, the invention allows for delivery of the appointments information to the user not only via voice connection, but also SMS, email, facsimile, PDA, etc. It also allows for rendering a calendaring service in combination with such services as a TeleConcierge® service which helps the user to plan a future event, e.g., making a restaurant reservation. An appointment record concerning the future event is automatically incorporated into the user's calendar once it is successfully planned. To personalize the services, at least one profile associated with the user is used which specifies the subscribed services and the preferred ways of receiving them. For example, the profile may specify use of a special skilled operator, methods of delivery of information to the user, etc.06-18-2009
20100087177SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING USER-CUSTOMIZED MOBILE ADVERTISING SERVICE - A method for a user to receive an advertisement directly reflecting the user's liking. When a client registers event information set by a user into a server, the server provides a corresponding advertisement by retrieving if there exist advertisements corresponding to the event information registered into that server. Also, the client registers both event information and preference information into the server considering the liking of the user. By doing this, the user can receive an advertisement directly reflecting his liking. Also, the user information can be protected by only outputting the information into a mobile terminal.04-08-2010
20100087176Method and Apparatus for Address Book Contact Management - A method comprises receiving an indication of contact information for a contact in an address book to be delivered to a recipient; retrieving the contact information for the contacts; and delivering the contact information to the recipient.04-08-2010
20130217366CONCIERGE - Providing a contextual reminder to a mobile station includes determining a locus of the mobile station based on the position of the mobile station in both time and space. A first entry is read, where the first entry can be at least a task or an event. Both tasks and events can include a time, a date, and/or a location. The locus and the first entry can be compared to determine if the contextual reminder should be provided to the mobile station. The contextual reminder can be provided to the mobile station based on the comparison. The reminder can be provided when at least one of the time, the date and the geographical position of the mobile station is proximate to at least one of the time, date, and location of the entry.08-22-2013
20130217367Optimizing Operation Of A Radio Program - Exemplary embodiments provide for optimizing operation of a radio program operated by a host process. Aspects include analyzing the contextual information received from the plurality of client devices participating in the radio program and enabling at least one feature on the host process based at least in part on the contextual information.08-22-2013
20100099389Methods, Presence Server, User Equipment (UE), and Presence Message for User Identity Update - There are provided methods, a presence server, a User Equipment (UE), and a presence message in the form of a computer data signal embodied in a transmission medium for notifying about a second identity assignment to the UE. The second user identity is obtained from a network and stored. The first identity may be an MSISDN assigned by a first network, while the second identity may comprise another MSISDN and/or a SIP URI assigned by another network, e.g. by an IMS network for use in obtaining IMS services. Then, a presence message (e.g. a SIP SUBSCRIBE or NOTIFY message) is sent out to notify at least one other user about the assignment of the second user identity, the presence message comprising the first and second identities of the UE, so that communications can be initiated by the other user using the second identity.04-22-2010
20090264110Method For Content Delivery - A method for content delivery is disclosed. The method provides a digital engine accessible by a wireless communication device via an information network, maintains selectable content digitally formatted, receives a user selection of a content file, initiates transmission of the content file to the wireless communication device for storage and processing, and initiates transmission of additional information associated with the content file to the wireless communication device.10-22-2009
20090264109METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACQUIRING SERVICE GUIDES - A method and apparatus for acquiring service guides (SGs) are provided. The method includes sending an SG request that carries information about a current area and receiving an SG corresponding to the current area. The SG corresponding to the current area of the mobile terminal is differentiated in the SG server, and the SG request sent by the mobile terminal to the SG server carries the information about the current area where the mobile terminal resides. Therefore, the mobile terminal may directly receive the SG delivered by the SG server and corresponding to the current area.10-22-2009
20100124910SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HOSTING LOCATION BASED SERVICES FOR A MOBILE UNIT OPERATING AMONG A PLURALITY OF MOBILE NETWORKS - A system for hosting location based services for at least one mobile unit operating among a plurality of mobile networks includes: a location services managing unit coupled with the plurality of mobile networks and with at least one position determination entity. The location services managing unit receives at least one location service request in at least one communication from a respective mobile unit of the at least one mobile unit. The location services managing unit treats a respective location service request of the at least one location service request to ascertain predetermined parameters relating to the respective mobile unit. The location services managing unit employs the predetermined parameters to effect presenting the respective location service request to an appropriate respective position determination entity of the at least one position determination entity for responding to the respective location service request.05-20-2010
20100099391VOICE TICKETING - The invention relates to a method and a system for performing an e-commerce transaction between a user and a provider for a service or product by using a wireless communication terminal comprising a contactless reader. The method comprises the step of receiving a transaction request from the communication terminal, the transaction request being initiated by the contactless reader reading primary information about the service or product from an information tag. The transaction request contains also user information retrieved from the secure element. Next, a speech based dialog is initiated with the user through the communication terminal based on the transaction request, resulting in secondary information about the service or product. Next, a transaction is initiated, based on the primary and secondary information. Finally, a confirmation message may be sent to the communication terminal or to the provider.04-22-2010
20100099387Controlling and/or Limiting Publication Through the Presence Access Layer - A method for managing presence information sent from a presentity to a watcher is provided. The method includes the watcher providing watcher information to a presence aspect layer. The method further includes the presence aspect layer determining a manner for providing the presence information to the watcher based on an analysis of the watcher information.04-22-2010
20110201317Method for facilitating and analyzing social interactions and context for targeted recommendations in a network of a telecom service provider - A mobile social networking platform including a system and method for cellular communications and accessing services using cellular communications. The system and method enable any mobile device user having a mobile station (MS) with minimal functionality to SMS to access a social network without installing any additional software on the MS. The system and method also enable the mobile user to access Location Based Services even if the network provides location information, without specifically requiring a GPS/GPRS enabled MS.08-18-2011
20110195695MANAGING EVENT DISTRIBUTION TO APPLICATIONS WITHIN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE - Aspects are directed to managing event distribution to applications within a wireless communications device. A first application of a plurality of applications installed on a platform of the wireless communications device is provisioned with a private address of an interface portion of a second application from among the plurality of applications. A registration message is received at the interface portion of the second application from the first application, the registration message requesting registration for event message distribution at the interface portion of the second application based on the provisioned private address. An event notifier portion of the second application registers the first application to receive event message distribution. Next, the event notifier portion of the second application receives an indication that an event for distribution has occurred, and the event notifier portion distributes a notification, indicating at least that an event has been detected, to each registered application.08-11-2011
20120295598APPARATUS FOR VIEWING OF CONTENT CONTAINED THEREIN ON A NEARBY DISPLAY SCREEN - An apparatus is provided for viewing content on a display screen. The apparatus includes a portable device adapted to allow viewing of content on a nearby display screen which is not physically connected to the portable device. The portable device includes a memory that stores the content, or a portion thereof, and an electronic address of the content; a display screen which displays the content, or a portion thereof; a button which facilitates communication of the content between the portable device and a local control device connected to the nearby display screen; and a wireless transmitter that communicates the electronic address of the content from the portable device to the local control device via a signal sent by the wireless transmitter upon selection of the button. The local control device retrieves the content from a remote location and provides the content to the nearby display screen for display thereon.11-22-2012
20120295599CALL SETUP METHOD FOR MOBILE VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORK AND ACCESS POINT APPARATUS THEREOF - A call setup method is provided for a MVPN which includes at least one access point apparatus, at least one database, and a plurality of users. The database records a private extension number, a user phone number, and a user identity module of each user and a link address of the corresponding access point apparatus. The access point apparatus corresponding to a MO user receives a call setup request message for setting up a call with a MT user from the MO user. The access point apparatus corresponding to the MO user determines whether the link address of the access point apparatus corresponding to the MT user is valid according to the database. If the link address of the access point apparatus corresponding to the MT user is valid, the MO user and the MT user set up the call through the access point apparatuses corresponding to the link addresses.11-22-2012
20120295590Advanced social networking - A networking system which employs a central computer and at least one cellular telephone. The system allows the central computer to, in response to an inquiry from a remote user, to place the inquiry accessible to other users and to communicate an alert message to another remote user via a cellular telephone associated this user. Due to these contacts, the central computer receives a response from the user of the cellular telephone.11-22-2012
20120295591Cellphone changing an electronic display that contains a barcode - A cellphone with a camera takes a photo of a barcode in a screen that can show different images. The barcode is decoded into a URL, and the cellphone uses wireless Internet access to visit the website of the URL. The website then makes a different image, that also has a barcode of a URL, and sends it to the screen for display. This can increase the interactivity of the screen and its value to advertisers. Several users with cellphones might simultaneously interact with the screen in this manner.11-22-2012
20080293386Charging of a Short Message Transmission - The invention relates to charging of a short message transmission in a telecommunications network. The invention provides a mechanism for refunding the subscriber for an already charged short message in the event of a failure during the delivery of that short message. The invention also relates to the methods and devices that are used to deliver a short message and perform the charging thereof.11-27-2008
20080311890IMS network support for remote video recording and access - A method in one example has: registering remotely controlled devices and terminals of subscribers with at least one remote service server in an IMS network, the remotely controlled devices having respective IMS clients, and the terminals of the subscribers having respective IMS clients; and allowing the terminals of the subscribers to interface with respective remotely controlled devices via the IMS network. A subscriber is able to control a remote video recording device, for example, change channels, view scheduled programs, schedule recording, view a previously recorded program or a program currently being aired via the IMS network.12-18-2008
20080311889PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SHARING A USER PERSONALITY - A portable communication device is equipped with a personality profile application that facilitates creation and sharing of a user personality profile that is based on user activities and user preferences involving the portable communication device. The personality profile may be shared with third parties, thereby allowing a third party to experience their portable communication device though the “lens” of the personality creator.12-18-2008
20100124912System and Method for Authorizing the Activation of a Communication Device - A system and method for authorizing the activation of a communication device is provided. A request to activate a communication device is received by a communication service provider. The communication service provider or a central processor determines whether the communication device was validly sold in a purchase transaction. Alternately, the communication service provider can outsource the determining step to a central processor. The communication service provider or central processor determines whether to activate the communication device based on the determining action.05-20-2010
20090275313METHOD, A SYSTEM AND A COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR WAP BROWSING ANALYSIS IN ON AND OFF PORTAL DOMAINS - A Method, a System and a Computer Program Product for WAP Browsing Analysis In On And Off Portal Domains.11-05-2009
20090275311METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ROUTING CALLS TO AN ADVISOR FROM MOBILE CUSTOMERS WITHIN A MOBILE VEHICLE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - A method is disclosed for enhancing call center services. The method comprises: receiving at the call center a call from a user; analyzing a phone number associated with the call, a location of a vehicle associated with the call, a current request of the user, a previous request of the user, and a time period between the previous request and the current request; presenting a list of menu options to the user based on the analysis; and routing the call to an advisor based on a received user selected menu option. In addition, a system is disclosed for enhancing call center services.11-05-2009
20100227594PLACE-SPECIFIC BUDDY LIST SERVICES - An information service provides search and notifications to inform when certain people (e.g., friends, family, business contacts, etc.) are nearby so as to facilitate communications with those people. Users may define lists of people whose locations may be tracked by positioning equipment based on personal communications/computing devices carried by the people.09-09-2010
20080287108Guiding system and method for guiding wireless communication device in wireless communication network - The invention provides a method for guiding a mobile communication device in a wireless communication network. At first, the method according to the invention determines a plurality of referenced positions covered in the wireless communication network. Afterward, the method obtains a plurality of communication quality parameters which each corresponds to one of the plurality of referenced positions. Next, the method transmits the plurality of referenced positions and the plurality of communication quality parameters to the mobile communication device and receives a target position from the mobile communication device. Then, the method determines a current position relative to the mobile communication device. Finally, according to the target position and the current position, the method generates a guiding information and transmits the guiding information to the mobile communication device.11-20-2008
20090286519METHOD FOR MOBILE TERMINAL RECEIVING MBMS SERVICE AND MBMS SERVICE TRANSMITTING SYSTEM - The present invention discloses a method of a mobile terminal receiving MBMS service and a detection method of the mobile terminal receiving MBMS service data, and a MBMS service transmitting system. Wherein, the method of receiving MBMS service includes the steps as follows: S11-19-2009
20090286517System for the wireless transmission of information to a mobile appliance of a user of a means of transport - A system for wirelessly transmitting information to a mobile appliance of a user of a means of transport. The system can include a first database containing journey-related information and a second database containing a profile for the user. The system can further include a first device configured to identify the mobile appliance of the user when the mobile appliance enters a range of a wireless local area network in the means of transport, a second device configured to select information from the first database based on the profile stored in the second database, and a third device configured to transmit the selected information to the mobile appliance of the user.11-19-2009
20090286516Method, user equipment and software product for media stream transfer between devices - A method, user equipment, and computer program product are disclosed for accepting a plurality of media streams at a first user equipment, and then sending a session initiation protocol refer request to a recipient. The request specifies a second user equipment, and the request also indicates a subset of those media streams which the recipient is requested to offer to the second user equipment. There can be at least two media streams of the same media type, out of which some media stream(s) are to be offered to the second user equipment and the other media stream(s) are not to be offered to the second user equipment.11-19-2009
20080207182Encoding and Transcoding for Mobile Media - In embodiments, the present invention provides a method and system for encoding content for mobile media distribution determining an encoding format based on one or more of a consumption profile, a content profile, an ingestion profile, a network profile, a mobile device profile, a delivery profile, and a user profile, encoding content to provide an encoded content consistent with the determined encoding format, and providing the encoded content to one or more of a content host, a content cache, a distribution portal, a mobile carrier, and a mobile device.08-28-2008
20080207180METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LOCATING A MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE - A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for locating a mobile communications device. The process authenticates the communication according to a set of instructions in response to receiving the communication from a user. In response to authenticating the communication, the process activates a signal generator for the mobile communications device.08-28-2008
20080207178Apparatus and method for restricting access to data - An apparatus and method for restricting access to data are provided. According to one aspect, an interface device for providing communications between a communications network and a device comprises an input, logic, and an output. The input receives data in a first format from the communications network. The logic receives a request from the device to access the data and determines whether the interface device is authorized to access the data. If the interface device is authorized to access the data, then the logic receives the data from the communications network. The logic then identifies a second format compatible with the device, translates the data to the second format, and transmits the translated data to the device.08-28-2008
20110171940Call Adapter for Cellular Phones - A system, method, and call adapter for processing cellular phone's placed calls on its wireless enabled link are presented.07-14-2011
20110171942TASK DISPLAY SWITCHING METHOD PORTABLE APPARATUS AND PORTABLE COMMUNICATIONS APPARATUS - A task display switching method, a portable apparatus and a portable communications apparatus which, when a plurality of software applications are activated and processed in parallel, make it possible to switch a display between each of the software applications with ease. According to the task display switching method, a portable apparatus capable of processing a plurality of tasks in parallel and of displaying a plurality of display regions for displaying data, an icon associated with a task displayed on a first display region is generated automatically or manually, and the generated icon is displayed in a second display region. When any icon thus generated is selected from a plurality of icons displayed on the second display region, the task associated with the selected icon is restored and displayed in the first display region.07-14-2011
20090275312Systems and methods for mobile wireless advertising platform part II - A system of wireless advertising platform has a handheld wireless device that has an inbound wireless data function with a storage function to be able to receive and store, audio, text, image, and flash commercial messages from a message server. The device has a message exposure function that exposes these messages to a device user from the stored memory of the device into the incoming and outgoing communication, to and from the device user. The device has a message tracking function that tracks which messages have been exposed and periodically sends an account record to the message server. The message server has a message provider interface for planning and managing an advertising campaign using the wireless devices.11-05-2009
20090280783SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY DRAFTING A BLOG ENTRY - There is disclosed a system and method for automatically drafting blog entries. In an embodiment, the method comprises: defining a triggering event for generating a draft blog entry; detecting the triggering event; and upon detection of the triggering event, automatically generating a draft a blog entry in a predetermined format. The triggering event may comprise, for example, capturing an image, video clip, sound clip, or a browsing a webpage having a URL on the wireless mobile device, and the method may further comprise automatically inserting the captured image, video clip, sound clip, or URL into the draft blog entry in the predetermined format together with automatically generated text. Some of the text may be generated in dependence upon the triggering event.11-12-2009
20090104897SERVICE TRACING CONTROL METHOD, SERVICE TRACING SYSTEM AND RELEVANT TRACING APPARATUS - A service tracing control method includes performing conflict detection before sending or executing a tracing control command to a component and handling the components of different tracing status differentially. The present disclosure also provides a service tracing system, a service database, a tracing control server, a tracing agent, and other relevant tracing apparatuses. The present disclosure supports execution of pertinent operations for the components which are in different tracing status, thus overcoming conflict that occurs in the case of activating or deactivating the tracing function of the component.04-23-2009
20090286518METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR RINGTONE DEFINITION SHARING - A system comprises a ringtone originator, a ringtone sharing device, and a ringtone receiver. The ringtone originator (e.g., one or more of a personal computer, a mobile telephone, a PDA, or other computing device) allows a user to generate ringtone content using audio content stored locally. A ringtone definition, describing characteristics of the audio content and manipulations used to transform the audio content to the ringtone content, is generated and is sent to the ringtone sharing device. The ringtone sharing device (e.g., a server operated by a commercial service provider or a mobile telephone service provider) stores a plurality of ringtone definitions that can be accessed by the ringtone receiver. The ringtone receiver (e.g., one or more of a personal computer, a mobile telephone, a PDA, or other computing device) can download the ringtone definition and recreate the ringtone content.11-19-2009
20100022226CALLING METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR VIDEO PHONE - A calling method for the video phone, includes: playing a Multimedia Ring Back Tone for a calling terminal via a first bearer of video phone established between a Multimedia Ring Back Tone server and the calling terminal; establishing a second bearer of video phone between a called terminal and the Multimedia Ring Back Tone server upon detecting that the called terminal answers the call; and performing a video phone communication between the calling terminal and the called terminal via the first bearer and the second bearer established. Another calling method for the video phone, comprises: playing a Multimedia Ring Back Tone for the calling terminal by the Multimedia Ring Back Tone server via a third bearer of video phone established with the calling terminal; establishing a fourth bearer of video phone between the calling terminal and the called terminal, and performing the video phone communication between the calling terminal and the called terminal via the fourth bearer. The present invention also provides the corresponding systems, thereby realizing the Multimedia Ring Back Tone service of video phone.01-28-2010
20090291671System and Method for Image and Data Upload by Means of a Terminal - In order to avoid erroneous or incorrectly attributed comments in picture-assisted documentation systems, the invention proposes a system which comprises at least one mobile terminal, at least one server and at least two machine-readable markers applied to or on articles, in which the mobile terminal comprises a reading unit which can be used to read the markers applied to or on the articles, a camera for taking pictures, and means for sending pictures.11-26-2009
20090298480DATA COLLECTION AND TARGETED ADVERTISING SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Embodiments of a mobile device and server system are described. The mobile devices communicate with the server system and present targeted content, such as advertisements to the mobile device users. The content is targeted based on usage statistics stored on the server system which were previously collected from the mobile device. The server receives the usage statistics collected from the mobile device, makes inferences about preferences of users by tracking application and/or content usage behaviors of the users, generates recommendations for advertisements targeted toward the users of the mobile devices based on usage statistics; and transmits the recommendations to one or more of the mobile devices for presentation to the user(s).12-03-2009
20090298479Mobile terminal and step length-calculating method - A mobile terminal which makes it possible to automatically calculate a step length of a user with accuracy. A step count-acquiring section acquires a step count of the user of a mobile terminal. A position calculating section calculates a position of the mobile terminal. A center position-calculating section calculates a center position of a plurality of positions calculated by the position calculating section. A covered distance-calculating section calculates a distance covered by the mobile terminal based on a plurality of the center positions calculated by the center position-calculating section. A step length-calculating section calculates the step length based on the step count acquired by the step count-acquiring section and the covered distance calculated by the covered distance-calculating section.12-03-2009
20100222037Systems, Methods, and Apparatus for Providing Terms and Conditions and Program Enrollment Information to a Mobile Device - Systems, methods, and apparatus providing program information to a mobile device are provided by certain embodiments of the invention. According to one embodiment, program information for a program may be associated with an information carrying tone that is transmitted to a mobile device associated with an operator by a tone transmission device. An indication received responsive to the mobile device receiving the information carrying tone can be stored, and at least one entry associating the program and the operator can be stored responsive to receiving the indication. Also according to various aspects, following receipt of the indication, program information can be communicated to the operator, such as terms and conditions or enrollment information, and it may be determined whether the operator desires to enroll in the respective program or accepts terms and conditions.09-02-2010
20130023250METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MIXING MEDIA WITH COMMUNICATIONS - A communications device may transmit a media item chosen by a user over a communication path also being used to transmit an established communications operation. The user may select a media item of any known type, including for example a musical selection, a video, a voicemail, a podcast, an image, or any other suitable media item. The user may select any suitable contact method for the communications operation, including for example, telephone, voicemail, email, text message, chatting, fax, or any other suitable method.01-24-2013
20110171941SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING AUDIBLE REMINDERS ON MOBILE USER EQUIPMENT - A mobile user equipment may provide audible reminders for a user identified video. A user may set a triggering event for a video. Upon detecting the triggering event, an audible reminder for the video may be generated. The sound associated with the audible reminder may be such that, when heard by the user, it identifies the video to the user. The user may become aware of the broadcast of the video by hearing the audible reminder and without looking at the mobile device.07-14-2011
20110171939SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PROVIDING CUSTOMER SERVICE ON A MOBILE DEVICE - A system, method, and computer program product for providing customer services on a mobile device can provide a user-interface on a mobile device to display one or more customer service options, store state information of the customer's interaction with the user-interface, and provide a user-interface element that provides the customer an option to contact a customer service agent. In response to the customer's exercising the option to contact the customer service agent, the stored state information is sent to the customer service agent.07-14-2011
20120295600METHOD TO DETECT CALLS ON AN AMR-WB CAPABLE NETWORK - Embodiments of the present invention include methods and arrangements to detect an end-to-end call on a AMR-WB capable network involving at least one monitored identity. According to an embodiment of the invention, call events related to the at least one monitored identity through at least one intercepting control element in a telecommunication network is monitored. A start notification message by the at least one intercepting control element is delivered whenever an AMR-WB codec is chosen in the telecommunication network as a selected codec for an end-to-end call between the at least one monitored identity and another identity,11-22-2012
20120295597SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING CONTEXT-BASED MOVIE INFORMATION - Systems and methods are provided for generating context-based movie information. For example, a movie application on an electronic device can obtain show times of a movie from multiple movie theaters. In some embodiments, the movie application can combine one or more show times into a single time slot in order to condense the number of show times that are displayed. Furthermore, the movie application can provide slot labels corresponding to each time slot based on one or more context-sensitive factors (e.g., current time of day, current location, one or more upcoming calendar events, and the like). As a result, the movie application can provide a user with a condensed view of the most accessible show times based on current context.11-22-2012
20120295595Integrated Alcohol Detection And Mobile Communication Apparatus And Method - The alcohol level of a first user is measured. The sensed alcohol level is transmitted to a mobile device. At the mobile device, first options associated with the sensed alcohol level of the first user are presented to a second user and changes in the blood alcohol level of the first user are detected. Second options are presented to the second user in response to detecting the changes.11-22-2012
20120295596MANAGING, DIRECTING, AND QUEUING COMMUNICATION EVENTS USING IMAGE TECHNOLOGY - Embodiments of a system and method are disclosed for initiating a call-back sequence using image technology. Embodiments include capturing an image using an image sensor, sending the captured image to a communication system, searching a database of images for persons corresponding to the captured image, sending a request in a data format to the communication system for a connection with the persons, receiving an identification of active queues, displaying an indication of the active queues on a display screen using a session queuing component, obtaining a user selection of a queue as a selected queue using the session queuing component, sending a request to the communication system in a data format for expected wait time, receiving the expected wait time from the communication system, and sending a confirmation to the communication system in a data format for a call-back.11-22-2012
20120295594PERFORMANCE CENTER MOBILE SUPERVISOR APPLICATION - Methods and systems for supporting the remote monitoring and control of automatic call distribution systems are provided. In particular, an application for execution on a mobile device is provided. The application presents ACD system status information to a supervisor of the ACD system. The application additionally accepts control input from the supervisor, and can pass that control input to the ACD system server for action.11-22-2012
20120295593METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PLAYING A MEDIA FILE AND TARGETED ADVERTISEMENTS UPON RECEIPT OF A PHONE CALL - A method and system for playing media files and advertisements upon the receipt of incoming calls is disclosed. In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, a user may selected specific media files, for instance video files, to play when the user's cellular telephone receives an incoming call whether that call be an audio call, video call, or VoIP call. The user may select specific media files to play when an incoming call is received by the user's cellular telephone. The present invention allows a user to edit a media file starting point to define the point at which the media file will begin to play upon receipt of an incoming call. The present invention also enables a user to download media files in any format directly to the users cellular telephone from an external source such as the internet, a computer, or any other source of digital media, and to create media files using the video or audio recording capabilities of the user's cellular telephone. The present invention also enables the user to utilize 3-Dimensional (“3D”) video media files. The media files may be shuffled to randomize the selection of the media file to play upon receipt of an incoming call. Furthermore, location-based advertisements, which may be further selected using criteria such as age of user, gender of the user, the time of day, the preferences of the user, and the like may be displayed on the cellular telephone screen upon the receipt, during, or directly after an incoming call is received by the cellular telephone. The system of the invention, in alternate embodiments, also utilizes NFC links to display advertisements. The system of the invention may gather information about the cellular telephone user from device text, stored files, email communication, Short Message System (SMS) communication, or other text and information entered into or received by the cellular telephone. In this manner the preferences of the cellular telephone user may be ascertained by the method and system of the invention, and these user preferences may be utilized to select specific advertisements to display at specific times on the cellular telephone display.11-22-2012
20110269438PERFORMING TRANSACTIONS WITH AN ELECTRONIC TRANSACTION CARD - An electronic transaction card communicates with an add-on slot of an intelligent electronic device. The add-on slot may be a memory card slot. The intelligent electronic device may be a mobile phone or other device with or without network connectivity. The electronic transaction card may have magnetic field producing circuitry compatible with magnetic card readers, smartcard circuitry, other point-of-sale interfaces, or any combination thereof.11-03-2011
20110269437SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ACCESSING MULTI-MEDIA CONTENT VIA A MOBILE TERMINAL - A system for accessing multi-media content is provided, which is adapted to be accessed by a mobile terminal through a radio net work. The system comprises storage means adapted to store a plurality of multi-media content files having different digital formats. The system further comprises a mobile terminal characterizing unit, which is adapted to provide mobile terminal capabilities information indicating at least one capability of the mobile terminal, and a matching unit, which is adapted to identify a subset of the plurality of multi-media content files having at least one specific digital format wherein the at least one specific digital format is supported by the at least one capability of the mobile terminal, wherein the system is adapted to provide the subject of the plurality of multi-media content files having the at least one supported digital format to the mobile terminal. The mobile terminal characterizing unit is further adapted to receive terminal identification information from the mobile terminal and to provide the terminal capabilities information based on the terminal identification information, and wherein the matching unit is further adapted to identify the subset of the plurality of multi-media content files based on the terminal capabilities information.11-03-2011
20110269436METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ENABLING GAMING VIA A MOBILE DEVICE - A method and system for enabling gaming via a mobile device are provided. A request is received from the mobile device to participate in gaming. Primary location information determined by the mobile device for the location of the mobile device is received with the request. The primary location information is verified with secondary location information for the geolocation of the mobile device determined using a location system external to said mobile device. Participation of the mobile device in a game is enabled if the primary location information is verified and if the mobile device at the location identified by the primary location information is eligible for the game.11-03-2011
20110269435AUTOMATIC ICONIC DISPLAY OF CALENDAR EVENTS ON COMPUTING DEVICES BY INSPECTING EVENTS TEXT - A system and method for displaying text calendar entries as an iconic display that automatically selects a picture and extracts useful text to show as the calendar display by inspecting each calendar entry's text. The picture used may be determined from a database of pictures and keywords. The database may be on a computing device that has a calendar feature (such as a smart phone, a computer, or the like) or may reside on a separate server that the computing device may access via, for example, an internet connection.11-03-2011
20080242272SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SEARCH ENGINE MARKETERS TO IMPLEMENT BEHAVIORAL TARGETING - A system for providing profile information of a user to at least one subscriber includes a processor and a memory unit having a set of processor executable instructions. The processor executable instructions configuring the processor to: collect profile information from the user, the profile information being generated as the user interacts with a host web portal, assign an anonymous user identification to the profile information collected from the user and publish the profile information having the anonymous user identification to the at least one subscriber. The processor executable instructions can also configure the processor to receive at least one bid from the at least one subscriber to present a targeted advertisement to the user, determine the most desirable bid from the at least one subscriber and present the targeted advertisement to the user from the at least one subscriber having the most desirable bid.10-02-2008
20100136955SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING APPLICATION AND MANAGEMENT SERVICE AND MODIFYING USER INTERFACE AND METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed is a system for downloading an application from a server and providing the same to a client by using a short message or a subscriber interface module (SIM) card. The system modifies a function key for each application according to a client's selection, and randomly modifies a user interface used for selecting an application. The system extends a usage range of the SIM card. The system periodically checks and analyzes the client' use log for a predetermined time, presents at least one application to the client according to the analysis result on the use log, provides a single application selected by the client to the client, and updates at least one application stored in the client mobile terminal according to the analysis result on the use log. Therefore, the system increases service satisfaction for the client.06-03-2010
20100136954METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING ASSISTANCE RESOURCE PROGRESS INFORMATION ALONG A ROUTE - A user, either in a vehicle with a telematics device, at a home having a computer device, using a handheld wireless device, or other type of communication device, can request services such as to repair a flat tire, unlock a locked door, repair cable television service, etc. using the communication device. The user's communication device sends a request message over the communication network to a second server. The second server creates a request for service record and forwards the message to a first server that determines a resource to dispatch to the user's location. The first to server sends resource information, including location information, to the user's device, and either the device, or a device coupled to the user's communication device, displays the current location of the service resource on a map as the resource makes its way toward the user's location.06-03-2010
20080242274Systems and methods for profile-based mobile commerce - The invention discloses systems and methods for integrating Mobile Commerce applications with dynamically generated user profiles. A profiling engine collects and stores information regarding a mobile subscriber's usage of Mobile Banking, Mobile Payment, and Mobile Brokerage, and stores the information in a profile. A Dynamic Event Server Subsystem comprising a Mobile Broker analyzes patterns in the subscriber's usage of these applications. The mobile broker can thus provide intelligent feedback regarding purchases and financial transactions back to the applications and to the subscriber. This feedback is provided in real time.10-02-2008
20100136953NETWORK-INTELLIGENT SCANNER - A piconet communications system (e.g. Bluetooth®) is used to distribute information to mobile user devices 06-03-2010
20080274720Method for Collecting User Behavior During Run-Time in a Mobile 3Gpp Ip-Based Multimedia Subsystem (Ims) - The invention relates to a method and an arrangement for collecting user behavior during run-time in a mobile 3GPP IP-based multimedia subsystem (IMS). According to the invention, a collection of statistical data in communications systems ensues, and the user behavior is evaluated during the run-time of the application.11-06-2008
20090054042METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM PROVIDING MULTI-CONTENT IN MOBILE BROADCAST SERVICE - Disclosed is a method and system for efficiently providing a multi-content, including a plurality of contents in one service, by means of a service guide upon providing the multi-content in an Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) mobile broadcasting system. When a broadcast transmitting apparatus provides a broadcast receiving apparatus with a multi-content by inserting a plurality of content into one service, the broadcast transmitting apparatus sets one of the plurality of content as a primary content, and provides a service guide including primary-content setting information to the broadcast receiving apparatus. The primary content represents a content set to be primarily provided to a user, among a plurality of content included in one service and simultaneously provided during a specific time period. The primary-content setting information represents information for identifying the primary content. The primary-content setting information may be included in a content fragment or schedule fragment of a service guide.02-26-2009
20100248700MOBILE TERMINAL - To provide an information processing device which transmits a mail to all the users when a mobile information processing terminal has reached to a check position. The information processing device acquires terminal position information indicating a position of a mobile information processing terminal. The device correlates plural pieces of address information expressing a mail address with check position information indicating a check position when storing the check position information. The device compares the acquired terminal position information to the check position information and transmits mail information including address information stored in correspondence with the check position information as information indicating the transmission destination mail address, according to the comparison result. Thus, the mail information can be transmitted to all the mail addresses indicated by the plural pieces of address information stored in correspondence with the check position information.09-30-2010
20100248699REMOTE APPLICATION STORAGE - A method, server and system for delivering an application are provided. In one example embodiment, the method comprises receiving application data associated with an application from a first mobile communication device; in response to receiving the application data, storing the application data in a memory; receiving a request for the application from a second mobile communication device which is associated with the first mobile communication device; and in response to receiving the request: retrieving the application associated with the request; sending the application to the second mobile communication device; retrieving the application data associated with the application; and sending the application data to the second mobile communication device.09-30-2010
20100248698MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE INLCUDING MOBILE CLOUD PLATFORM - Provided is a mobile terminal device including a mobile cloud platform. The mobile cloud platform includes a mobile cloud platform layer, a mobile cloud application layer, and a mobile cloud service layer. The mobile cloud platform layer virtualizes resources provided from the mobile terminal device. The mobile cloud application layer provides a service requested by a user to the user through a virtual mobile terminal user interface. The mobile cloud service layer provides the requested service constantly regardless of a change of mobile terminal environment. The mobile terminal device forms a mobile cloud together with other mobile terminal devices. Each of the mobile terminal devices includes a mobile cloud platform.09-30-2010
20100248695Restoring Connectivity To A Desubscribed Telematics Unit - Aspects of the invention include a method and system for restoring connectivity from a telematics service provider to a desubscribed telematics unit, and therefore, restored a capability of providing telematics services to a vehicle owner. A vehicle owner with a lapsed subscription and a desubscribed telematics unit installed in his vehicle may have the need to request certain telematics services from the telematics service provider. Aspects of the invention provide for a vehicle owner with a lapsed subscription and a desubscribed telematics unit to request certain “a la carte” services from a telematics service provider using the vehicle owner's personal cellular telephone connected to the desubscribed telematics unit across a personal wireless link.09-30-2010
20100248697Apparatus, Method and Computer Program Product Providing Signaling of Blocking, Pilot Measurements and Neighbor Cell List For Facilitating Adaptive Interference Coordination - In accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the invention there is a method that includes.receiving a network device originated signaling, where the signaling comprises an indication of an occurrence of a call blocking event, and using the received signaling to make an adaptive interference control algorithm (AIC) decision, where the AIC decision results in at least a modification of a transmitted power pattern of the own device or one other network device for reducing inter-cell interference.09-30-2010
20100248696INTEGRATING DEVICE FUNCTIONALITY INTO A TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE COMPOSITION - Techniques for integrating device functionality into a composition of telecommunication service are provided. The techniques include using a service specification to generate a composition, wherein the composition comprises one or more telecommunication network blocks, one or more non-telecommunication blocks, and one or more place holders for device functionality, and integrating device functionality into the composition based on a target device.09-30-2010
20120040651AUTOMATIC GAIN CONTROL IN A NAVIGATION DEVICE - In one example, a Bluetooth enabled navigation device pairs with a mobile phone and then sends a plurality of tuning transmissions, each at a different transmission power gain amount, to a remote server using the mobile phone. These tuning transmissions are encoded using frequency tones that synthesize speech for transmission through the mobile phone and a voice channel of its wireless telecommunications network. The navigation device then tunes transmit power settings according to a received response to the tuning transmissions and uses the tuned transmit power settings for subsequent transmission to the remote server using this particular mobile phone.02-16-2012
20080280598Location Based System and Method for Exchanging Videos or Notes - A system and method are described herein for enabling end-users of mobile terminals to exchange messages that are associated with a specific geographical location. In one embodiment, a first end-user can use their mobile terminal to submit a message (text, voice, video . . . ) about a specific piece of art located in a museum. Then, a second end-user can use their mobile terminal to retrieve the message (which was previously provided by the first end-user) that is associated with the specific piece of art while they are located in the museum.11-13-2008
20080287109Service escrowed transportable wireless event reporting system - A portable service escrowed event reporting system that may be sold through mass-market sales channels. Communications between a consumer and the provider of the event reporting system are not required in advance of the system being purchased by the consumer. After purchase of the system by the consumer, the system may be initialized. The service may have a finite amount of service associated with it when it is purchased. The consumer may choose to have the system report the occurrence of reportable events directly to them over a wireless network.11-20-2008
20080287107System and Method for Providing Advertisements Over a Communication Network Utilizing Shared-Revenue Incentives - Systems and methods for adverting over a communication network are disclosed. Generally, an attempt by a first communication device to communicate with a second communication device is detected. An advertisement is sent to the first communication device and an indication is stored in an account record associated with the second communication device that an advertisement was sent to the first communication device based on an attempt to communicate with the second communication device. An ad provider may then share revenue with a user associated with the second communication device based on the account record.11-20-2008
20080293391In-vehicle communication apparatus and position information notifying system - An incoming call waiting date and time is specified to exceed a time when a predetermined period passes after an ACC switch of an in-vehicle emergency call apparatus is switched from ON to OFF. In this case, a low power operation is continued in the in-vehicle emergency call apparatus until the incoming call waiting date and time, even after the predetermined period passes from when the ACC switch is switched from ON to OFF. Even after the predetermined period passes from when the ACC switch is switched from ON to OFF, a position information signal can be thereby transmitted to a service center based on a reception of a positional information request signal from the service center. Thus, a stolen vehicle search can be executed appropriately.11-27-2008
20080293388METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING A PHONE BOOK FORWARDING LIST IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method and corresponding entity for providing phone book forwarding list in a communication system (11-27-2008
20080305778System and Method for Determining Mobile Device Capabilities - Methodologies and system functionality are provided to determine mobile device capabilities and/or configuration setting and user abilities and/or inclinations as a precursor to or as part of the management, delivery and/or assessment of the efficacy of promotional material. The determination of the mobile device capabilities and/or configuration settings and user abilities and/or inclinations may be performed, for example, when provisioning a new service or after such a service has been utilized by a mobile device user. Further, such a determination may be performed in connection with a mobile device service that provides free or subsidized service to mobile device users.12-11-2008
20080305777Method and apparatus for tracking version of digital content - A system and method for live data versioning is provided.12-11-2008
20080305780MANAGEMENT OF MOBILE DEVICE COMMUNICATION SESSIONS TO REDUCE USER DISTRACTION - Systems, methods and interfaces are disclosed for managing communications associated with a mobile communication device. Mobile communication devices process environmental inputs and transmit mobile communication device context information to a communication management system. The context information may, for example, reflect the motion and/or geographic location of the mobile device, and may reflect the risk associated with using the device to handle a call or other communications session. The communication management system uses the context information, optionally in combination with communication device profiles, to determine how to manage incoming and/or ongoing calls or other communication sessions. Mobile device users may also be inhibited from initiating communication sessions.12-11-2008
20080305781COGNITIVE SCHEDULER - A system for targeting communications devices with content from service providers, third party content providers, sponsors, promotional partners and advertisers. The invention matches the content with communications device users using customer profiles or device usage profiles and transmits the content to communications devices over a wireless network, via the internet, or other means. The communications devices store the content in an internal repository. The content is later displayed as a result of triggers by designated users' actions. The content is displayed in the unused space of communications devices, between a designated user action and the actuation of an intended event or function. Media or content displayed when a triggering action occurs may be cached and stored in the repository or may be delivered in real time.12-11-2008
20080214150IDLE SCREEN ADVERTISING - In embodiments, the present invention provides a method and system for providing a user interface that simultaneously and dynamically presents a sponsored content concurrently with activating a mobile communication facility, wherein the dynamic presentation is based at least in part on a mobile subscriber characteristic.09-04-2008
20080293389Method and system of forwarding SMS messages - A method of forwarding messages in a wireless network is provided. The method comprises receiving a message destined for a first mobile station, processing the message based on call forwarding data to make a determination as to whether the message is to be forwarded to different mobile station, and transmitting the message to a message center responsive to the determination determining that the message is to be forwarded to a different mobile station.11-27-2008
20080220747SCROLLING MOBILE ADVERTISEMENTS - A mobile device, system, and method are directed towards displaying an advertisement within a navigable view on a mobile device. In one embodiment, the navigable view employs a scrollable list. In one embodiment, a capability of the mobile device is employed to determine the mechanism for displaying of the advertisement within the navigable view. In one embodiment, the display mechanism may enable the advertisement to disappear from the mobile device's display after scrolling past the advertisement. In another embodiment, the advertisement is treated as a fixed entry within the scrollable view. As a fixed entry, scrolling past the advertisement results in the advertisement disappearing from the display of the mobile device. In still another embodiment, the advertisement is treated as a continually viewable entry within the navigable view, and in another embodiment, the advertisement may bounce to a top or a bottom of the navigable view as it is scrolled.09-11-2008
20110207443TRANSMISSION OF RADIO SIGNALS BY A PORTABLE APPARATUS - Apparatus comprising at least one processor and at least one memory, the at least one processor being configured under control of computer code stored in the at least one memory to detect an event, to respond to the detection of the event by providing an audio data burst, to encode the audio data burst, to priority flag the resulting encoded audio data so as to indicate to a receiver a priority of the audio data burst, and to transmit the resulting flagged encoded audio data as part of a radio signal, wherein the apparatus is portable.08-25-2011
20120196578COMMUNICATION DEVICE FOR ESTABLISHING CALL BACK - A mobile communication device is provided for enabling a user to establish an automated call back from a communication system, such as a call center, for example. A software device application enables the mobile communication device to communicate with the call center through the exchange of data. The mobile communication device includes a display screen for displaying controls for allowing the user to interact with the communication system. The controls allow the user to request a list of providers from which to select a provider or company to contact. The mobile communication device further provides controls for allowing the user to select a queue to join from a list of queues associated with the selected provider.08-02-2012
20120196577SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING BOOK-RELATED ACTIVITIES - Systems and methods are provided for monitoring book-related activities. One embodiment includes a book activity monitoring system that generates alerts to users for alarming activities relating to various uses of electronic books. In addition, the exemplary system comprises using a camera at the front side and the back side to capture images of the reader. Further, after the creation of the snapshot, monitoring alert may be generated to notify the user, allowing the user to create annotated versions of the electronic book.08-02-2012
20090305678COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - A communication apparatus having a filter function of rejecting mail reception from an address that differs from a permitted address specified beforehand, includes: a transmission unit configured to transmit a mail to a predetermined mail address that differs from the permitted address; a first storage unit configured to store a mail address of a destination; a judging unit configured such that, when there is an incoming mail from a mail address that differs from the permitted address, the judging unit judges whether or not the mail address of the transmitter of this incoming mail matches a mail address thus stored; and a receiving unit configured such that, in a case in which the judging unit has judged that the mail address of the incoming mail matches that thus stored, the receiving unit receives this incoming mail.12-10-2009
20090098863METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR SELECTING A CRBT - A method, an apparatus, and a system for selecting a caller ring back tone (CRBT) that includes obtaining at least one CRBT identification (ID) available to a call according to user identifier information and obtaining the corresponding CRBT description information according to the at least one CRBT ID, obtaining corresponding user attribute information in the call according to the user identifier information, and matching the CRBT description information with the corresponding user attribute information according to a matching policy and selecting a CRBT according to matching result. Therefore, the method, the apparatus, and the system can select a proper CRBT for the calling party according to the conditions of the calling party during the current call.04-16-2009
20100144325SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING MUTUALLY SUPPORTED CAPABILITIES BETWEEN MOBILE DEVICES - A system and method for detecting mutually supported capabilities between two or more mobile devices is described. In some cases, the system transmits a message to a called device requesting information about the device. In some cases, the transmitted message is answered by a user of the device. In some cases, the transmitted message is automatically received and answered by the called device. In some cases, the system presents information about a service supported by a called party during a call placed to the party.06-10-2010
20090181652METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING DIFFERENTIATED SERVICES IN COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - A method and a mobile services switching centre of providing differentiated services in a communications network. The method comprises receiving in a mobile services switching centre an indication message from a first radio access network, said message indicating a radio access network type to which a called communication apparatus of a terminating communication session is connected, in response to the indication message: accessing differentiated service information associated with the radio access network type of the terminating communication session, and sending the differentiated service information to be applied for service differentiation by a second access network of calling communication apparatus.07-16-2009
20090181649Dynamic Delivery and Presentation of Electronic Data to Mobile Electronic Devices - Delivery and/or presentation of electronic data to a mobile electronic device in accordance with a dynamic user profile are disclosed. In one embodiment, as the user profile changes, the electronic data being delivered to and/or presented on the mobile electronic device can dynamically change. In other words, the electronic data being delivered and/or presented can be selected, customized or targeted for characteristics of the dynamic user profile.07-16-2009
20090181648Mobile Telephony Device Identifying Whether Incoming Wireless Call Anchored by an Enhanced Services Server - In one embodiment, a method comprises a mobile node receiving an incoming wireless call; the mobile node determining whether enhanced services are available for the incoming wireless call based on outputting a DTMF tone on a voice channel associated with the incoming wireless call and determining whether a notify message, indicating a server providing the enhanced services has received the DTMF tone, is received on a data channel during the incoming wireless call; and the mobile node selectively initiating the enhanced services for the incoming wireless call with the server in response to determining the enhanced services are available for the incoming wireless call.07-16-2009
20120142320METHOD FOR FILTERING INCOMING CALLS TO COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A method filters incoming calls to a communication device. The communication device stores at least one filter rule used to deny or accept incoming calls of a designated phone number in a designated time interval. After the at least one filter rule is activated, the communication device can process incoming calls based on the filter rule.06-07-2012
20120142321METHOD FOR COLLECTING DATA OF USERS OF ACTIVE MOBILE TELEPHONES - In a method data are collected about users of mobile telephones which are present within a plurality of defined cells between two specified points in time. For this purpose a list of telephone numbers of mobile telephones is retrieved from a data base, which mobile telephones were located in the defined cells between the two specified points in time. The list of telephone numbers is converted into unique numbers to avoid violation of privacy. Subsequently, the cells are defined in which the housing locations of the users of these mobile telephones are situated. This is effected by sending non-noticeable text messages to mobile telephones on various days at a number of different points in time at which most people are expected to be at home. Based on these text messages the locations of the mobile telephones are established.06-07-2012
20100273463APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR EVENT DETECTION - An event detection apparatus for a cellular communication system comprises a video upload processor (10-28-2010
20110207441One touch text response (OTTER) - OTTER is download-able software for any smartphone in the form of an application (aka: “app”). OTTER is the first app of its kind to interface with the existing smartphone GPS functions to triangulate position and determine speed while generating a texting Auto Reply to any incoming text. This is known as OTTER's GPS Mode and when it detects speed in excess of 10 miles per hour, it silences all text alerts (chimes and buzzes) and sends back an Auto Reply saying “The OTTER user is driving”. All incoming phone call ringtones are also silenced while driving unless a wireless Bluetooth device is enabled. This prevents a driver from fumbling for a ringing or buzzing phone while driving. OTTER's Parental Control feature was built to empower parents with their teen drivers. A parent can lock the aforementioned GPS Mode on a teen's phone with a session specific passcode.08-25-2011
20090163185Method and system for creating, receiving and playing multiview images, and related mobile communication device - A method and a system for creating, receiving and playing multi-view images are provided, and a related mobile communication device is also provided. A service server in the system receives images collected by the devices and encodes the received images based at least partly on redundancy of the images. The service server converts the received images into the multi-view images and sends them to a client terminal.06-25-2009
20090029686Method and Apparatus for Presenting Caller Identification Information with Geographical and/or Source Language Information - A method, apparatus, and computer instructions for processing calls. Initiation of a call by a user is detected in the communications device. In response to detecting the call, a geographic identification based on a number assigned to the communications device and/or a language identification based on a user of the communications device is identified. The geographic identification and the language identification are transmitted with caller identification information for use by a called party.01-29-2009
20090029685SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RINGTONE GENERATION - The present invention relates to mobile communications and, in particular provides a system that allows for the creation of content for such uses as ringtones for mobile phones, and systems for deploying such content, i.e., segmenting and transferring media files to a mobile communication device.01-29-2009
20090029684DYNAMIC IDENTITY ASSOCIATION WITHIN A WIRELESS NETWORK - A method of providing access to telecommunication services involves receiving a routing information request for terminating a communication with a mobile station located within a visited geographic region, the routing information request including a directory number local to the visited geographic region. A subscriber identity associated with the received directory number is then dynamically selecting from an evaluation of a decision tree, the decision tree associating a reference directory number with a plurality of reference subscriber identities. Each reference subscriber identity is associated with a telecommunications service user, each user being registered to receive telecommunication services within a respective home geographic region, the home geographic region being different from the visited geographic region. The mobile station receives access to the telecommunication services within the visited geographic region via the selected subscriber identity.01-29-2009
20090098861Centralised Management for a Set of Network Nodes - The invention relates to a method for centralised management of a set of network nodes. The method includes supporting, in a centralised management entity, operations of at least one predefined management interface, wherein said predefined management interface is specific to said centralised management entity, implementing, at least partially, at least one of said predefined management interfaces in the network nodes of said set, and controlling, via said centralised management entity, a network node of said set by means of a management interface implementation relating to said node.04-16-2009
20090181650DYNAMIC PRIORITIZATION OF LABEL DOWNLOADS - Map labels are dynamically downloaded to a wireless communication device for efficiently labelling a map displayed on the device. A method of dynamically downloading map labels to a wireless communications device includes steps of determining a size of label data for an area of interest and dynamically downloading the label data for the area of interest based on the size of the label data. Optionally, map labels can be dynamically downloaded based on a label prioritization scheme that takes into account the current position of the device. Optionally, the size of the label data can be determined from a map data index.07-16-2009
20110207444Method And System For 60 GHZ Location Determination Based On Varying Antenna Direction And Coordination Of WLAN/WPAN/GPS Multimode Devices - Within a local region, information may be communicated between two or more wireless multimode communication devices (WMCD) comprising 08-25-2011
20110207442MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed, which facilitates a terminal to be used in further consideration of user's convenience. According to at least one of embodiments of the present invention, the present invention includes receiving a transport stream from a broadcasting network, accessing a mobile communication network or a the broadcasting network to receive a broadcast service guide, if a broadcast service guide is receivable, receiving and displaying the broadcast service guide, and if the broadcast service guide is not receivable, extracting broadcast control information from the transport stream, obtaining broadcast service identity information on a broadcast service provided by the broadcasting network from the extracted broadcast control information, and then displaying the obtained broadcast service identity information.08-25-2011
20110207440MOBILE DEVICE PROFILE AGGREGATION - Systems, methods, devices, and computer program products are described for generating an aggregated group profile of access terminal users in an identified geographic region (e.g., at an entertainment venue). A group profile request may be received for a set of mobile access terminal users in the identified geographic region. User profile information may be requested for each of the users. User profiles may be aggregated to generate an aggregated group profile. The aggregated group profile may be distributed (e.g., for use in selecting advertisements at an entertainment venue to reflect the users currently in attendance).08-25-2011
20110207438METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SCHEDULING PHONE CALL USING SMS - A schedule for a desired call, obtained, for example as an SMS message sent from a user's mobile station, enables a server to automatically initiate set-up of a voice call for the user's mobile station at a scheduled time selected by the user and indicated in the message. The user can specify time and a telephone number for the call, in advance, in the call scheduling request message. However, at the time of the call, the user does not need to read a reminder or dial the call. The call scheduling and automatic set-up services described by way of examples herein may be very useful, for example, for attending important conference calls. This may also be very useful for setting a reminder to call a special person to wish him/her well on his/her birthday/anniversary etc.08-25-2011
20090298481METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SENDING MARKETING MESSAGES TO MOBILE-DEVICE USERS FROM A MOBILE-COMMERCE PLATFORM - Methods and systems for sending marketing messages to mobile-device users from a mobile-commerce platform are described. In various illustrative embodiments, a marketing message is transmitted to a mobile-device user before, during, or after a transaction between the mobile-device user's mobile device and the mobile-commerce platform. The marketing message can be generated and timed based on rules input to the mobile-commerce platform by a merchant and can be based on historical transaction data associated with the mobile-device user, transaction parameters associated with a current or a most-recently-completed transaction involving the mobile-device user, a transaction type of a current or a most-recently-completed transaction involving the mobile-device user, or a combination thereof, depending on the particular embodiment.12-03-2009
20090163183RECOMMENDATION GENERATION SYSTEMS, APPARATUS AND METHODS - A method for generating recommendations for a user of a mobile device is provided. The user is associated with a service provider. A request for a recommendation is obtained. Data associated with the user and data on the content available to the user is retrieved from the service provider. A list of recommendations is generated based on an analysis of the retrieved user data. The recommendations are generated by a plurality of different recommendation techniques.06-25-2009
20090005017Method for providing Calling Party selectable Ring Tones in a wireless communications network - A method of providing a Calling Party Selectable Ring Tone to a Called Party Mobile Terminal in a wireless communications network is provided. The Called Party Mobile Terminal is connected to a Music Platform on the network for receiving music that can be selected by the Calling Party to be played by the Called Party Mobile Terminal as a Ring Tone for alerting the Called Party to an incoming call from the Called Party. The Called Party can select the music for the Ring Tone prior to making the call or while making the call.01-01-2009
20090005015Method and Apparatus for Providing IMS Services - The invention includes a method and apparatus for providing IMS service at the customer premises independent of the core IMS network. A method includes receiving, at a premises gateway to a core IMS network, a request for a service normally provided by the core IMS network, and, in response to a determination that the requested service is capable of being provided locally by the premises gateway, providing the requested service locally at the premises gateway independent of the core IMS network.01-01-2009
20090005014CALL BACK SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DIRECTING CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE TO A MOBILE DEVICE ASSOCIATED WITH A CUSTOMER - One or more method(s), system(s), call-back device(s), and/or computer readable medium(s) establishes a customer service transaction between a user and a customer service representative. The user is provided access to a customer service terminal having a user interface configured to permit the user to enter a customer ID associated with a mobile device of the user. The customer ID, and optionally location information as well, is received at the customer service terminal and is transmitted to a customer service representative through a network operably coupled to the customer service terminal. A customer service transaction is initiated at the customer service terminal and is handed-off to the mobile device of the user, e.g., a cellular phone of the user is automatically dialed by the server. The user is able to move freely throughout a retail establishment or other location while communicating with the customer service representative.01-01-2009
20090143050METHOD FOR RE-ESTABLISHING TELEPHONE CALLS AFTER UNINTENDED TERMINATION - A system for operating a wireless mobile device that automatically re-establishes a telephone call after unintended disconnection is disclosed and may include at least one processor operable to wirelessly receive, via a communication network, a first telephone call having associated information identifying a calling party. The at least one processor may be operable to determine whether the calling party or the wireless mobile device is to establish a second telephone call between the calling party and the wireless mobile device upon failure of the first telephone call. The at least one processor may be operable to store the information identifying the calling party of the first telephone call, and to detect a failure of the first telephone call. The at least one processor may be operable to determine whether call re-establishment should be attempted, based upon one or more pre-determined factors.06-04-2009
20100304724ENHANCED GROUP CALLING FEATURES FOR CONNECTED PORTFOLIO SERVICES IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - Enhanced Group Calling Features for Connected Portfolio Services in wireless communications networks, such as a mobile or cellular phone communications networks. The Connected Portfolio Services include Mobile Conferencing (Scheduled/Instant/Reservationless Conference), Family Connect, Buddy Connect, and Quick Reach, while the Enhanced Group Calling Features include Voicemail Diversion (the recognition of a diversion to voicemail and dropping the leg), Reverse Quick Reach (where a terminating subscriber defines how a call dialed to his/her mobile number should be handled and directed), and Single Number Group Calling (an optimal design implementation of single number based group calling).12-02-2010
20090017802Undelivered Call Indicator - Providing for detection of a missed mobile paging event, storing data associated with an initiating mobile device as a result of such event, and updating an undelivered call indicator (UDCI) for notification of at least an undelivered call count is described herein. Components can include a gateway routing component that can receive a communications request for a target mobile device, a data storage component that can store information related to an initiating mobile device where the target is deemed unavailable, and a UDCI component facilitating data aggregation related to the undelivered call count. The UDCI data can be selectively provided to independent of the stored information related to an initiating mobile device. The system can thus notify a user of the presence and count of stored information related to initiating mobile devices independent of the user's prior unavailability.01-15-2009
20090005018Route Sharing and Location - A first mobile device can transmit data related to a route. A second mobile device can receive the route data from the first mobile device. The route data can be a route map displayed on a multi-touch-sensitive display of the second mobile device. A route engine can determine whether the second mobile device is at a location defined by a route locus based on the route data and location data of the second mobile device. The route engine can provide an indication at the first mobile device for a route location of the second mobile device based on the determination. The provided indication can be a route map with the route location of the second mobile device. The route map can include the route location of the second mobile device, directions to the route location, and an estimated travel time to the route location.01-01-2009
20080318556IP BASED LAWFUL INTERCEPTION ON LEGACY EQUIPMENT - A system and method for lawful intercept of call content receives subscriber information as a lawful intercept target and issues commands to initiate bridge endpoints in a lawful intercept media router (LIR) for transmitting RTP data. The LIR receives the bridge endpoint commands and provides duplicates of RTP data packets associated with the subscriber transmitted through the endpoint for transmission to a delivery function.12-25-2008
20080318557Broadcast of time signal over general purpose wireless network - A transmitting device wirelessly broadcasts a time signal over a general purpose wireless network. A receiving device wirelessly receives the time signal without having established a connection with the transmitting device. The receiving device sets a lock thereof based on the time signal. The general purpose wireless network can be an 802.11a, an 802.11b, an 802.11g, an 802.11n, and/or a Bluetooth wireless network over which the transmitting device communicates with devices, other than the receiving device that are connected to the transmitting device. The general purpose wireless network can further be a mobile phone network over which the transmitting device communicates with devices, other than the receiving device, that are connected to the transmitting device.12-25-2008
20090325550METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RETRIEVING A LOST ENTITY, AND CELL-BASED WIRELESS NETWORK ADAPTED THEREFORE - A method for retrieving a lost entity by means of a cell based wireless telecommunication network is disclosed, comprising 12-31-2009
20090325554WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR USE THEREWITH - An image of at least one object (12-31-2009
20090325553MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS MATCHING SYSTEM - A wireless communications network comprises a server in a central location storing matching profiles for a plurality of users of the network. The matching profile for each user is stored in the server through the user's mobile unit or a secure page on the Internet. Each matching profile is corresponded with a respective mobile unit using the same identification information (ID) of the respective mobile unit utilized for carrying out phone calls. The server has a customizable variable matching algorithm and probes the matching profiles corresponding to the respective mobile units in a cell or group of cells for a match every time a new mobile unit subscribes into the cell or group of cells. When there is a match of matching profiles, the two persons are put in contact or advised of each other through a phone call or other communications method.12-31-2009
20090325551Identity Blocking Service From A Wireless Service Provider - Location-blocking and identity-blocking services that can be commercially offered by a service promoter, e.g., a cellular service provider or a web advertiser. In the identity-blocking service, the service promoter may disclose the current physical location of a mobile subscriber (i.e., a cellular phone operator) to a third party (e.g., a web advertiser) subscribing to the identity-blocking service. However, the service promoter may not send any identity information for the mobile subscriber to the third party. On the other hand, in the location-blocking service, the service promoter may disclose the mobile subscriber's identity information to the third party, but not the current physical location of the mobile subscriber. Blocking of the mobile subscriber's identity or location information may be desirable for privacy reasons, to comply with a government regulation, or to implement a telecommunication service option selected by the mobile subscriber. However, in the case of the mobile subscriber requesting emergency help, the service promoter may not block identity and/or location information. Instead, the service promoter may send all such information to the emergency service provider (e.g., the police or a hospital).12-31-2009
20090325549OUT-OF-NETWORK WARNING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A MOBILE PHONE - An out-of-network warning method for a mobile phone is provided. The method establishes a communication network connection between the mobile phone and a TSP server while initiating a call from the mobile phone using a dialed phone number. The method uploads the dialed phone number to the TSP server to get a call type. The method displays the call type on the mobile phone for further action.12-31-2009
20090325547SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING CALL-THROUGH EVENTS FOR ADVERTISING IMPRESSIONS SENT TO MOBILE WIRELESS DEVICES - An arrangement is described for capturing and reporting call-through events in connection with phone numbers embedded in advertising impressions sent to mobile wireless devices. A call-through event is said to occur when a phone number embedded within an advertising impression is called from the mobile device. The system includes a call-through detector on the device that captures data related to a call-through event and communicates the captured data for one or more phone numbers over the network to a server. The server collects the captured data from various mobile devices and can correlate those with the advertisements sent to the mobile devices. A call detail information record sent from a device may contain detailed information about the context in which the call was made from the mobile device, including, for example, time of day or device location.12-31-2009
20090325546Providing Options For Data Services Using Push-To-Talk - Voice enabling mobile services leverage existing PTT infrastructure. Initiation of a service request and navigation through PTT service functions is accomplished by voice direction, rather than by reading choices and texting or clicking through options. A mobile phone includes a dedicated push-to-talk service button for generating a signal for initiating a voice enabled service session, a speaker and microphone for transducing sounds and electrical signals, a display for displaying visual information to a user, memory for storing data, a transceiver for receiving and transmitting data and a processor. The processor receives a signal generated by the PTT service button for initiating a voice enabled service session, communicates a prompt to a user to begin speaking, stores voice data from a user and transmits the stored voice data to a service server for transforming the voice data to a result satisfying the spoken voice service request.12-31-2009
20090325545SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING ADVERTISING TO PACKET-BASED TELEPHONES - A system and method of delivering targeted advertising to packet-based network telecommunications devices may include accessing a database configured to store telephone services information of telecommunications devices. The telecommunications services information may indicate whether a telecommunications device has packet-based network access. Telecommunications devices that have telephone number information including NPA-NXX of a certain NPA-NXX code and packet-based network access may be identified. Advertising content may be communicated to the identified telecommunications devices for display on the telecommunications device.12-31-2009
20090017797PAGING A PEER IN A PEER-TO-PEER COMMUNICATION NETWORK - Systems and methodologies are described that facilitate paging a peer in a peer-to-peer communication network. Paging messages may be communicated directly between a wireless terminal and its peer(s). Further, the wireless terminal may monitor for incoming paging messages during subinterval(s) of a paging interval as a function of an identifier of the wireless terminal. Moreover, the wireless terminal may transmit a paging message to a peer (e.g., detected and/or identified during peer discovery) during subinterval(s) of the paging interval as a function of an identifier of the peer.01-15-2009
20110223891SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EXCHANGING INFORMATION - A system for exchanging information. At least one cellular telephone has a data acquisition device, a receiver and a transmitter. An electronic communication network receives acquired data transmitted by the cellular telephone and re-transmits the data to at least one remote server. A data decoding device accessible to the remote server decodes the data and generates a corresponding dataset. A processor accessible to the remote server generates a response corresponding to the dataset, the response being forwarded from the remote server to the receiver of the cellular telephone by means of the electronic communication network.09-15-2011
20110223890METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING GROUP DIRECTORY SERVICES FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICES - A method of providing group directory services for mobile communication devices includes the steps of maintaining a registry of user profiles established and maintained by mobile communication device users, wherein each user profile includes data representative of a user's name and preferred contact method; and permitting a group administrator to access the registry and create a group directory consisting of at least some members who have user profiles in the registry by linking the members' user profiles to the group directory.09-15-2011
20090203365METHOD FOR PROVIDING A RECEIVER'S TERMINAL WITH MULTIMEDIA CONTENTS BEFORE A CALL IS CONNECTED - Disclosed is a method for providing a target mobile station with a multimedia content such as audio or video content before a call an originating mobile station attempted to connect is answered by the target mobile station. A mobile communication network protocol for multimedia transmission between a target mobile station and a network is established before a called party receives a call, so that multimedia such as images or moving pictures may be sent to the target mobile station before the called party answers the call. In this way, the called party is able to enjoy a multimedia service before the phone call is connected. Moreover, if the multimedia is an audio or moving picture about a calling party, the called party can identify the calling party based on the multimedia.08-13-2009
20120071144SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGEMENT OF MOBILE DEVICE COMMUNICATION - A system and method for managing mobile device communication in an enterprise includes a device management agent and a synchronization agent in the mobile device. Information about the status of the mobile device is collected by the device management agent and the synchronization agent communicates the status information to the enterprise with which the mobile device is associated. A synchronization server at the enterprise collects device information and updates records at the enterprise. Information such as device telephone number is propagated to the enterprise directory and potentially to a PBX to ensure connectivity with the mobile device.03-22-2012
20100003971REPEAT DIALING IN WIRELESS NETWORKS TO BUSY CALLED PARTIES - A wireless network is disclosed that provides repeat dialing to busy called parties. The wireless network includes an originating MSC system that serves a calling party, and a terminating MSC system that serves a called party. The calling party initiates a call to the called party through the originating MSC system, and the terminating MSC system determines that the called party is busy on another call. The originating MSC system then receives a repeat dialing instruction from the calling party and transmits a repeat dialing indicator to the terminating MSC system. The terminating MSC system identifies when the called party becomes available in substantially real time. When available, the terminating MSC system attempts to set up a call between the called party and the calling party.01-07-2010
20130217365AUTOMATIC PROFILE UPDATE IN A MOBILE DEVICE WITH TRANSACTIONAL AND SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE CAPABILITIES - A method and system for crowdsourcing and managing contact and profile information of a user's contacts, and exchanging business and personal contact information through a mobile device, personal computer, or a web application. The system comprises a crowdsourcing intelligence module that provides the software, analysis, and algorithms for automatically populating and updating an individual's contact information in a user's address book based on contributed information and changes made to the individual's profile by a large community of users. The module also automatically populates and updates business profile, captures business's external social and business profiles, and analyzes demographic information which can then be transmitted to users. Users may also search for job opportunities, review and purchase products and services, review the location of contacts in proximity to the user, and manage sales and account activities including lead generation, lead qualification, and better understanding their customer base.08-22-2013
20130217368VISUAL ARS SERVICE SYSTEM AND METHOD ENABLED BY MOBILE TERMINAL'S CALL CONTROL FUNCTION - Disclosed is a system and a method for providing a Visual ARS (VARS) service by using a call control function of a mobile communication terminal. In the system and the method, a user of a terminal can select an existing voice guidance service or an available visual guidance service when trying a call connection to a telephone number of an existing call center. When selecting a visual guidance service, an originator receives an ARS service on a screen of the terminal of the originator. Accordingly, the user can receive and use the VARS service according to the user's selection by using a mobile communication network, so that the user can handle a task requested on a screen of the terminal.08-22-2013
20130217363MOBILE USER CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system and method of classifying historic and real-time social contacts of one or more mobile users in such a manner that classification structures are implemented. Those classification structures are maintained in a database and updated with additional information that can either be found or heuristically inferred. The maintained classification structures can be searched to obtain information or used to send alerts that notify others of a change in a social network, such as an alert to a parent when their child's social network changes.08-22-2013
20100159895PROVIDING ENHANCED EDGE SERVICES TO DEVICES IN FEMTOZONES - The present disclosure is directed to providing enhanced edge services to devices in femtozones. In some implementations, a method includes receiving a request associated with a communication session with a femtozone area. The femtozone area includes a plurality of communication devices communicably coupled to a femtocell device and associated in a service group. One or more enhanced services available to the service group is identified in response to at least the request. A command to execute at least one of the one or more services for the communication devices is transmitted to at least the femtocell device associated with the femtozone area.06-24-2010
20090061831MOBILE REMITTANCES/PAYMENTS - A method and a system for mobile remittance and/or payment are provided. Example embodiments may include receiving a request, at a financial entity and from a first party, to remit an amount from an account, associated with the first party to a mobile phone number associated with a second party; notifying the second party of the amount to be remitted and an identity of the first party; receiving a personal identification component from the second party; accessing a mobile account associated with the mobile phone number based on the personal identification component; and depositing the amount into the mobile account. According to example embodiments, the system may include a communication module, a mobile remittance module, a payment processor, a mobile accounts module, an agent management module, and a mobile transfer module.03-05-2009
20090239513System and Method to Provide Combinational Services to Anonymous Callers - A system and method in which a notification is received of a call from a first device to a second device in a first domain. A context is created for the first type of call. A notification is received of initiation of a call from the second device to the first device in a second domain. The call context is utilized to notify the first device of the initiation of the call from the second device to the first device.09-24-2009
20110143734METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PHONE APPLICATION STATE MANAGEMENT MECHANISM - A phone application state management mechanism is described. The mechanism adopts the state storage format widely known as “Cookies” to store information in a cross-application standard format. Cookies for multiple users are stored on a single machine that retrieves phone applications using a hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP). Suitable state information for a particular user is automatically retrieved in connection with HTTP requests. Further, by phone based applications can set the values of suitable cookies. An enforced access policy can be used to prevent an application provided by a first legal entity from accessing state information stored by an application provided by another legal entity. The approach can also be used to reduce the passing of telephone identifying information between applications for user identification purposes.06-16-2011
20110143733Use Of Dynamic Content Generation Parameters Based On Previous Performance Of Those Parameters - In embodiments, the present invention provides a method and system for receiving a navigation request from a mobile communication facility, receiving an indicator input, dynamically creating a content based at least in part on an association of the navigation request and the indicator input, and presenting the dynamically created content to the mobile communication facility06-16-2011
20110143732METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RECEIVING AND DELIVERING A MEDIA SERVICE - A method, an apparatus, a system, User Equipment (UE), and a server for receiving and delivering a media service are disclosed. The method for receiving a media service includes: judging whether a call setup request carries a media service identifier; and receiving media information indicated by the media service identifier if the call setup request carries the media service identifier. At the time of exchanging information, an identifier is carried in the information to indicate the attribute of the media information to be received by the UE, and therefore, the UE can notify the imminent or ongoing service to the user and prepare for receiving the media information according to the attribute of the media information. The identifier also indicates the media service processing capability of the UE, and corresponding operations are performed according to different capabilities of the UE. Therefore, the UE receives the media information that matches its media service processing capability.06-16-2011
20110143730Devices and Methods for Creating a Snippet From a Media File - A media control profile is described herein. The media control profile provides a number of selectable pre-defined and/or user-defined settings to manipulate the functionality of a hybrid telecommunications and entertainment mobile device. Three basic modes of operation, namely a telecommunications-only device mode, an entertainment-only device mode, and a hybrid telecommunications and entertainment device mode are provided. Setting associated with one or more of these basic modes are combined to form a media control profile for the hybrid mobile device.06-16-2011
20110143729Obviating mobile airtime minutes for business telephone calls - Systems and methods are described that provide a phantom mobile telephone number that is assigned by the mobile telephone service provider, for business customers and/or customers subscribing to the service. Upon receipt of the phantom mobile telephone number at the mobile service provider's internal call routing system, the call is associated with a preexisting landline number assigned to a business. The mobile telephone call is forwarded to the preexisting landline telephone number and is not charged airtime minutes.06-16-2011
20110143728METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECOGNIZING ACQUIRED MEDIA FOR MATCHING AGAINST A TARGET EXPRESSION - An approach is provided for acquiring media corresponding to a target expression. The expression platform receives a request specifying one or more target expressions. Next, the expression platform causes, at least in part, acquisition of media including an expression of one or more emotions. Next, the expression platform performs recognition analysis on the media to extract expression data. Next, the expression platform matches the extracted expression data against reference data corresponding to the one or more target expressions. Then, the expression platform computes a similarity score between the extracted expression data and the matched target expression.06-16-2011
20110143726METHOD AND APPARATUS TO ENHANCE NAVIGATION USER EXPERIENCE FOR A SMART PHONE DEVICE - This invention relates to a smart phone device integrated with a navigation system. More specifically, this invention is related to an apparatus and method to divert navigation guidance provided by the smart phone when an incoming call occurs to provide the user uninterrupted route guidance. In one aspect of the present invention, a communication system is integrated with the smart phone to divert the route guidance to a vehicle audio system or display screen when there is an incoming call. The communication system can also be integrated with a cradle, a haptic commander or a radio head unit, which can be communicatively connected with the smart phone and the vehicle, such that when the incoming call occurs, the route guidance can be transmitted from the smart phone to the vehicle audio system or display screen through the cradle, the haptic commander or the radio head unit. Furthermore, the communication system can continuously track the vehicle location, when the call is ended, a navigation system in the smart phone can be restarted to provide the driver the latest vehicle location and necessary route guidance.06-16-2011
20090081996Apparatus and methods associated with open market handsets - communication device and dynamic source determination of provisioning information on a wireless communication device are disclosed. User Identity Modules (UIMs) are provisioned such that network-service applications resident on the wireless device are associated with a corresponding application profile within the UIM. Each network-service application has a corresponding network address identifier defined within the user profile. The network address associated with the identifier is used to establish a data session for the corresponding network service application. By providing for application-specific network addresses, service providers and/or network operators can differentiate between what services a user is accessing during a data session. In addition, the UIMs may be provisioned with priority category identifiers that allow the associated network-service application to be prioritized for data session establishment.03-26-2009
20090081995SYSTEM FOR INTELLIGENT CONSUMER EARCONS - A system for implementing intelligent consumer earcons, includes: one or more communication devices for carrying out conversations between users and for playing of earcons; one or more tracking and monitoring devices; one or more servers configured with software for implementing the earcons; one or more storage devices for storing a database of earcons, and for storing user profile and preference databases; one or more networks configured for signal communication between the communication devices, the tracking and monitoring devices, the servers, and the storage devices; wherein the monitoring devices are configured to monitor the user, user audio content, and the user's environment; wherein the earcons are chosen from the database of earcons based on the user profile and preferences database; and wherein the playing of individual earcons from the database of earcons is based on the monitored user audio content and environment.03-26-2009
20090203361PROVIDING RELEVANT ADVERTISEMENTS OR OTHER CONTENT BASED ON A COMMUNICATIONS IDENTIFIER - Described is a technology by which a communications identifier such as a telephone number is used in selecting relevant content (e.g., an advertisement) for outputting as audible and/or visible information to a destination device. The communications identifier is used like a search term/keyword to determine content relevant to that identifier. A telephone number may be the identifier, selected based on a partially-dialed or actually dialed number, or a user's current scrolling position among listed telephone numbers. A telephone number of an incoming call may be used as the identifier. Profile data and/or state data may be used in selecting relevant content. Some of the profile data may be mined based on previous user activities. In one example, the content may be provided via a remote source of the content, and used immediately or cached for later use (e.g., output).08-13-2009
20090203360METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DATA EXCHANGE WHEN A CALL IS ESTABLISHED ON A NON-CLASS A CELLULAR ENDPOINT - A telecommunication system and method that allow a data exchange to be initiated while a user is engaged in a voice communication using a non-class A endpoint (e.g., cellular telephone, personal digital assistant, etc.) with another party. One example method maintains a first voice communication leg to the wireless device and a second voice communication leg to the second device, inputs a request for the data exchange during the voice communication, disconnects the first voice communication leg, parks the second voice communication leg and waits for data to be transmitted to or from the wireless device. Once it is determined that the data exchange is complete, the method establishes a third voice communication leg to the wireless device, unparks the second voice communication leg and connects the second and third voice communication legs.08-13-2009
20110223892MOBILE WIRELESS INTERNET PORTABLE RADIO - An Internet-capable radio has a communication port for connection to a modem, a connection function for connecting to the Internet upon user initiation while connected to the modem, sound circuitry for rendering audio data packets received over the Internet as analog audio output, and for delivering the audio output to One or more speaker ports, two or more stored hyperlinks addressing Internet broadcast servers; and a user input adapted to enable a user to select among the stored hyperlinks. Selection of one of the stored hyperlinks by the user input invokes the hyperlink and connects the radio to the server addressed by the hyperlink, initiating thereby an audio data stream as data packets from the broadcast server to the radio, and wherein the radio renders the data stream as analog audio data delivered to the one or more speaker ports. The user input in preferred embodiments has a plurality of pushbuttons associated with hyperlinks, which can be asserted by activating a pushbutton. In some embodiments a directory server is used for editing user profiles and programming connected Internet-capable radios.09-15-2011
20110230174SYSTEM AND METHOD TO IDENTIFY AND TRANSFER TO A WIRELESS DEVICE ACTIONABLE ITEMS BASED ON USER SELECTED CONTENT - A system, method, device and interface for selecting data for a wireless device. The system, method, device and interface provide for categorizing selected data based on two or more categories, determining an action based on the categorization, and transferring the selected data and the determined action to the wireless device. In one embodiment, the categorization of the selected data may also be transferred to the wireless device. The categorizing of the selected data may include receiving input related to the categorizing, and altering a categorizing algorithm utilized in performing the categorization in response to the received input. The input may include a new category and/or a change in an existing category.09-22-2011
20110230172METHOD FOR OPERATING A COMBINED MULTIMEDIA-TELECOM SYSTEM - Presented is a method of managing the operation of a system including a processing subsystem configured to run a multimedia application and a telecommunication subsystem. The method includes determining telecom environment conditions, and selecting a working point from a plurality of predetermined working points. The selecting is based at least in part on the determined environmental conditions. The method also includes setting control parameters in the multimedia application and/or the telecommunication subsystem to configure the system to operate at the selected working point, and operating the system at the selected working point.09-22-2011
20110230171WIRELESS INTRUSION DETECTION SOLUTION FOR IDLE-MODE CELLULAR DEVICES - Systems and methods for wireless intrusion detection are described. Small scale wireless systems are configured to transmit commands to cellular devices located within a controlled or secure area. One or more detection systems are configured to identify presence of wireless devices within the controlled area based on a radio frequency (RF) transmission of the wireless devices in response to the commands. The microcellular wireless system operates independently of a provider of wireless service to the detected wireless device. The detection system can identify location of the detected wireless device within the controlled area.09-22-2011
20090088138Context-appropriate answering responses for a mobile communications device - Embodiments provide an apparatus, a system, a device, a computer program product, and a method. A method embodiment provides method implemented in a mobile communications device. The method includes determining an ambient environmental context of the mobile communications device. The method also includes selecting an answer to an incoming-communication that is at least substantially responsive to the determined environmental context of the mobile communications device. The method further includes facilitating a delivery of the selected answer in reply to an incoming communication to the mobile communications device.04-02-2009
20090163182TIME AND LOCATION BASED THEME OF MOBILE TELEPHONES - A cellular or wireless mobile handset includes a processor configured with software to monitor time, date, location and other parameters, and change customization settings, known as themes, based upon the monitored parameter. Multiple themes may be stored on the mobile handset and implemented by the mobile handset processor based upon a variety of circumstances. A theme server may be accessed by the mobile handset to download theme settings and files. Working together, mobile handsets and a theme server can provide location-specific as well as time/date specific themes to mobile handsets.06-25-2009
20090215433Systems, Methods, And Computer Program Products For Providing Information Related To Virtual Environments - Methods, systems, and computer-readable media are disclosed for providing information related to virtual environments. One such method includes receiving user input identifying an event related to the virtual environment for which a notification is to be provided to a mobile wireless communication device. User input is also received identifying an output to be provided by the mobile wireless communication device in response to receipt of the notification. A determination is then made that the event related to the virtual environment has occurred. In response to determining that the event occurred, the mobile wireless communication device is provided with the notification, and the output identified by the user input is provided by the mobile wireless communication device.08-27-2009
20090203364System for and Method of Providing Information - A method and system (08-13-2009
20090117881CONTEXT AWARE MESSAGE PRESENTATION SYSTEM - The specification and drawing figures describe and show an apparatus, method, and system for presenting context aware messages. The system includes a mobile wireless communication. The mobile wireless communication instrument is operatively connected to a data processor. The data processor is adapted to receive, store, execute and compose information and data into a global message. At least one context management protocol is stored in the mobile wireless communication instruments. The context management protocol is adapted to accompany a global message and to selectively modify the global message into one or more context aware messages for receipt by any of the plurality of mobile wireless communication instruments.05-07-2009
20090197578MOBILE WIRELESS DEVICE - A mobile wireless device and technology operable to provide a fake calling function is disclosed. A fake communication mode allows a user to simulate communicating with another party in order to deter unwanted interruption by another person. When a real call occurs during the fake communication mode, the real call is handled so that the ring volume is not too loud for the user, while not breaking the illusion of the fake call.08-06-2009
20080261568Methods and systems for providing contact information - A system includes a communication device comprising a device database of contact information; and a lookup application communicating with the communication device and configured to identify additional contact information in a contact information database that corresponds to a piece of contact information entered into the communication device and to provide the additional contact information to the communication device. A method of providing contact information includes entering a piece of contact information into a communication device; identifying additional contact information that corresponds to the piece of contact information; and providing the additional contact information through the communication device. A system includes a search device for submitting a query regarding a searched business; a server in communication with the search device; and a lookup application resident on the server configured to receive the query and return map data showing a location of the searched business and a location of at least one sponsored business.10-23-2008
20120077474Telephone Initiated Text Message Response System - A system for providing text messages in response to telephone initiated service requests that includes a multi-function code, such as “V” (star, pound), followed by an item code associated with a particular text message. Different item codes correspond to different text messages. The telecommunications switch recognizes the multi-function code as a trigger and responds by sending a data message containing the item code and identification information pertaining to the initiating telephone device to a data fulfillment center, which responds to the data message by sending the text message associated with the item code to the initiating telephone device over a wireless data network. The data fulfillment center may also send an Internet link to the initiating telephone device. A charge for this service may be automatically charged to an account associated with the originating telecommunications device.03-29-2012
20120077471COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION DEVICE MOUNTED IN VEHICLE, AND SWITCHING APPARATUS - In a communication system for conducting wireless communication between communication units mounted in vehicles, workload information indicating a workload of a driver of each vehicle is generated. When a communication request for requesting communication is transmitted from the communication unit of a first vehicle, it is determined whether the workload of a driver of the first vehicle and the workload of a driver of a second vehicle are lower than a predetermined level. When the workload of the driver of the first vehicle and the workload of the driver of the second vehicle are determined lower than the predetermined level, an incoming call is notified to the driver of the second vehicle.03-29-2012
20120077470MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING OPERATION OF A MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal and a method of controlling operation of a mobile terminal are provided. According to one embodiment, a method includes: accessing a webstore; searching the webstore to locate applications that meet a predefined application recommendation condition; and controlling a display module to display an application selection screen to facilitate downloading of one of the located applications. In this way, it is possible to allow a user to more quickly search for and download desired applications from a webstore.03-29-2012
20120077467CONDITIONAL MESSAGE FORWARDING FUNCTIONS - Systems, methods, and devices that can conditionally and/or automatically control message forwarding by communication devices are presented. A network message management component and/or handset message management component can monitor messages (e.g., short message service (SMS) messages) communicated between user equipment (UE) in a communication network, identify and/or intercept a message for which one or more forwarding conditions have been specified by the message originator, target, or forward target, and conditionally and/or automatically route the message to the target and/or forward target in accordance with predefined message routing rules based at least in part on the conditions specified by the originator, target, or forward target. The predefined message routing rules can be implemented by the network and/or the UEs, and can relate to the UE identifiers, time, priority, cost, operation state, size, desired automatic response messages, or other desired factors, associated with the message.03-29-2012
20090215434METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DISTRIBUTING DATA TO MOBILE DEVICES - Embodiments of the invention are concerned with a method and a system for distributing mobile applications, in particular to aspects of receiving, processing and displaying advertisements on mobile terminals. In one aspect, embodiments provide a software component for controlling movement for an advertisement image on a mobile terminal, the mobile terminal comprising a display area and a processor, the software component comprising processable instructions defining movement of the advertisement image relative to the display area, wherein the instructions are wirelessly transmissible to the mobile terminal and the processor is arranged to process said instructions in order to move the advertisement image.08-27-2009
20090209238Nametones - We professionally record original or published songs and enter someone's name or alias or nickname etc. where a key word or phrase existed before. Editing our recording in such a way that we can insert the name, and accompanying music, of someone so as to personalize the cell phone ringer does this. For example, take the 1960's hit “My Girl” by the Temptations: Instead of “I guess you say, what can make me feel this way . . . “My Girl”; we would replace “My Girl” with “Mary” or “Johnny” or what have you.08-20-2009
20080311892Method for Transmitting and Receiving a Mbms Service in Mobile Communication System - A method for transmitting and receiving a Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service in a mobile communication system. The mobile communication system transmits the same service in different streams by having first bearer information and a second bearer information for the same service. The mobile terminal effectively receives the MBMS service by receiving second bearer information based on the first bearer information received through a downlink control channel.12-18-2008
20090253416METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING USER DEFINED BUNDLE IN A MOBILE BROADCAST SYSTEM - A method and mobile communication system for providing a user defined bundle in a terminal of a mobile broadcast system are provided. The method includes receiving a service guide from a BroadCAST (BCAST) Service Distribution/Adaptation (BSDA), creating a user defined bundle based on a content or a service desired by a user, including the user defined bundle in a user defined bundle subscription request message and transmitting the user defined bundle subscription request message to a BCAST Subscription Management (BSM), and receiving from the BSM a user defined bundle subscription response message in which a user defined bundle subscription and a purchase complete message is included.10-08-2009
20090221271INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD AND PROGRAM - An information processing apparatus for communicating with a different information processing apparatus, includes: a first connection establishment block configured to control a first communication section, which carries out nearby wireless communication for delivering and accepting information to and from the different information processing apparatus positioned near to the information processing apparatus, to establish a connection for the nearby wireless communication; an acquisition block configured to acquire setting information for short range wireless communication which exhibits a wire communication range than the nearby wireless communication and capability information regarding the capacity of the different information processing apparatus from the different information processing apparatus through the nearby wireless communication; and a second connection establishment block configured to control a second communication section, which carries out the short range wireless communication, based on the setting information and the capability information to establish a connection for the short range wireless communication.09-03-2009
20090221270 METHOD OF PROVIDING MOBILITY INFORMATION IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method of providing mobility information in a mobile communication system comprises setting a mobility flag on initiation of a user subscription representing (09-03-2009
20090221268METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR LINE SELECTION IN A COMMUNICATION DEVICE - Embodiments of an apparatus and methods for selecting a communication line from two or more lines on a communication device are described herein. The communication device comprises a display module, an input module, a line selection module, and a communication module for making a call over a network to a target recipient. In at least one broad aspect, priority rankings are determined based on a number of factors and selection of a communication line accessible at the communication device on which an outgoing call may be placed is made based on the priority rankings. A list of communication lines ordered by priority rankings may also be displayed.09-03-2009
20080268818System and Method for Selecting a Subsystem for Call Termination - A subsystem selection entity and method of controlling a subsystem selection entity is described. The subsystem selection entity is arranged to conduct a subsystem selection-procedure and a control procedure which comprises at least one control operation for controlling how one or more subsystems conduct a subscriber-not-reachable service.10-30-2008
20090239508MOBILE DEVICE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS PROTOCOL - A technique where mobile devices can receive configuration settings tailored to a situation to avoid embarrassing disruptions of meetings and other events through a Mobile Device Situational Awareness Protocol (MDSAP). The MDSAP could also provide location-specific information to the mobile devices that would include presentations and multimedia files or maps and other physical location detail that could be useful in emergencies.09-24-2009
20090239511LOCATION BASED SERVICE SYSTEM FOR ADVERTISEMENT DATA - A sends and receives advertisement data through wireless LAN. The location based service system includes a plurality of commercial store base stations and at least one client end apparatus operatively connected to the commercial store base stations through the wireless LAN. Therefore, consumer can know the commodity information of the commercial store when he is within an accessible region of the commercial store base station. Moreover, the consumer can know desired commodity information and geographic location of the store with client end apparatus thereof.09-24-2009
20090239509AUTOMATIC HOLD WITH OUTGOING MESSAGE FOR A MOBILE DEVICE - A wireless communication network that is in communication with a mobile device, perhaps a cell phone, includes a call message system and a configurable component. The configurable component is configured to include a first mode that puts a call to the mobile device in a hold state for a first time period when the first mode is activated a first time. The configurable component is configured to also include a second mode that puts the call in communication with the call message system when the second mode is activated. The configurable component may activate the second mode when signaled to do so from the call.09-24-2009
20090239512MOBILE PHONE CONTAINING CONTACTLESS PAYMENT CARD USED IN TRANSIT FARE COLLECTION - An apparatus such as a mobile phone includes a contactless smart card or payment device, where the smart card is intended for use in both commerce transaction payment and transit fare payment (or other venue access) environments. The payment device may function as both an electronic wallet for commerce transactions and as a transit system card, for access to and fare payment of transit services. Implementation of both functions may be achieved by use of a dynamic memory management system that permits data for both the payment and transit applications to be stored on the card, with the transit data and storage locations isolated from those used to store data intended for use in paying for commerce transactions. The transit application specific data may include access control data (keys, passwords, identification data) or data required for fare calculations (rates, historical data on system use), for example.09-24-2009
20090253414SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DEPLOYMENT AND SALE OF ADVANCED CALLING FEATURES - Systems and methods for permitting a user to select applications for trial on the mobile handset for network services and for applications installed on the handset. An example method shows trial and expiration messages to the user and automates the installation and/or deletion of the trial software according to the user's choice and the handset vendor's preference. The trial software is launched, and the trial commenced, based on an autonomous trigger, such as an incoming call or activation of the handset, rather than requiring the user to manually launch the trial application.10-08-2009
20090163184Apparatus and method for processing call and message-related events in a wireless terminal - A character agent function is added to a wireless terminal and an avatar user interface (UI) for generating and processing an event is expressed when an event occurs in the wireless terminal, such that call and message-related events occurring in the wireless terminal can be expressed through the character agent function.06-25-2009
20100151837METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FACILITATING PREEMPTIVE BASED RADIO CHANNEL ACCESS CONTROL - Methods and systems for facilitating preemptive based radio access control are provided. The methods and systems include receiving queue data corresponding to a set of requests for highly prioritized communications included on a prioritized queue and utilizing the queue data to determine whether a set of conditions for involuntarily terminating a radio communication session has been met. Session data corresponding to characteristics for each of a plurality of radio communication sessions are also received and utilized to determine which of the plurality of radio communication sessions to terminate if the set of conditions for involuntarily terminating a radio communication session have been met.06-17-2010
20100151839Devices, Systems and Methods for Proactive Call Context, Call Screening and Prioritization - Devices, systems and methods are disclosed which enable a user of a communications device to receive a notification of a priority and a context of a call before answering the call. A caller records a short phrase to be played on the callee's device either in place of ringing or following a predetermined amount of rings controlled by the callee's preferences. Among the callee's preferences is a selection of priority, such as among low, high, and critical. When callee's communications device is in any of these modes, every incoming call is intercepted giving the caller the opportunity to provide a short phrase for the context of the call and choose a priority level. This short phrase is played on the callee's communications device if the specified priority of the call matches or exceeds the current mode set on the callee's communications device, and the callee may answer. If the specified priority of the call falls below the current mode set, then the short phrase and priority are saved, but the call is ignored. Optional device configuration allows a special tone, vibration pattern, or beep to occur on the callee's communications device indicating a call has been ignored. The recorded phrase can then be reviewed on demand. The above solution can also be extended to provide a quick glimpse into the voicemail, either in place of the current tone indicating a voicemail has arrived, or immediately following.06-17-2010
20080318558SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THE SIGNALING OF SESSION CHARACTERISTICS IN A COMMUNICATION SESSION - A system and method for specifying requirements for the consumption of an MBMS user service. This system and method is forward-compatible and allows for legacy terminals to detect if a new feature, introduced in later releases, is required for the consumption of the service. If a required feature is not supported, then the terminal will not attempt to join the session. The service announcement or service discovery carries information about the requirements for the MBMS user service. Any requirement that is not understood by the terminal indicates to the terminal that it cannot correctly receive and decode the service.12-25-2008
20100151842PLACE-SPECIFIC BUDDY LIST SERVICES - An information service provides search and notifications to inform when certain people (e.g., friends, family, business contacts, etc.) are nearby so as to facilitate communications with those people. Users may define lists of people whose locations may be tracked by positioning equipment based on personal communications/computing devices carried by the people. The information service processes this people and place data to identify those of the listed people that are in the user's vicinity, and provide notifications and user-initiated search results informing the user such as via the user's personal communications/computing device.06-17-2010
20100273460INTEGRATED ALERT SYSTEM - The specification and drawing figures describe a method of automatically providing an integrated alert to the user of a mobile wireless communications instrument on the substantial imminent or actual occurrence of an event and geographic location. A programmable algorithm in the form of an executable program is installed in the mobile wireless communications instrument, which is connectable to a location determination system. Optionally a graphical mapping subsystem is included.10-28-2010
20100151838SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING TRAFFIC NOTIFICATIONS TO MOBILE DEVICES - A system and method for providing traffic notifications to mobile devices is provided. The system obtains device data from a plurality of mobile devices within a similar area, gathered using, e.g., a GPS system. According to the speed that the mobile devices are travelling and the location of the similar area, traffic events can be identified and other mobile devices notified to provide dynamic updates as traffic situations change. Follow up notifications can be provided to update the user regarding the progress of traffic congestion, detours can be suggested, and various alerts provided. The mobile device may be connected to or part of a vehicle and leverage the notification system to provide different types of alerts and to notify users using various mechanisms.06-17-2010
20100151840GENERATING ALERTS BASED ON PREDICTED WIRELESS CONNECTION LOSSES - A method and system for generating alerts based on predicted wireless connection losses. A message is received that includes a first position of a mobile device, an indication of a service being provided to the mobile device via a wireless connection provided by a first bearer, and an mobile device identifier. A direction and speed of the mobile device is received. An amount of time elapsing before the mobile device moves to a second position at which the mobile device experiences a loss of the wireless connection via the first bearer is predicted. An alert that indicates that the loss is occurring in the amount of time is generated. The alert is sent to the mobile device as a response to the message.06-17-2010
20100190476System and method for establishing automated call back using a mobile communication device - A communication system for receiving incoming communications from mobile communication devices and for initiating a call-back is disclosed. The communication system receives incoming communications from a mobile communication device, such as data requests. The data requests may be for a list of providers or companies and for a list of corresponding queues related to customer services, such as billing, for example. Further, the communication system typically includes components and queues for initiating a call-back sequence to a communication receiving device and placing an identifier associated with the communication receiving device in a user-selected queue. The communication system also determines the wait time in a queue and places an outgoing call to the communication receiving device. Also, a method for initiating a call-back to a communication receiving device is disclosed. The method includes receiving data from a mobile communication device and placing an identifier associated with a communication receiving device in a user-selected queue. The method further includes determining and sending the expected wait time in the queue to the mobile communication device. If a call back request is received from the mobile communication device, a call back to the communication receiving device is placed based upon the assigned placeholder in the queue.07-29-2010
20100261458SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR MONITORING THE FILLING IN OF REMOTE FORMS - The invention relates to a system and a method for monitoring the filling of remote forms (10-14-2010
20100184412METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTERNET COMMUNICATION BY MOBILE PHONE - A system for Internet communication by mobile phone includes a server and a gateway. The gateway is connected to a mobile phone via a wireless network, and connected to the server via Internet. The gateway allows login to the server according to access authorization information transmitted by the mobile phone, and transmits messages from the mobile phone to Internet users displayed on the mobile phone via the server when the user successfully logs onto the server. The gateway receives messages from Internet users via the server, and transmits messages from Internet users to the mobile phone.07-22-2010
20100261463MOBILE ADDRESS BOOK POPULATION USING SMS POLLING - A system, method and program product that automatically populates address book fields. A system is described that includes: a system for sending and receiving SMS messages; an address book that includes an entry for an owner and entries for contacts associated with the owner, wherein each entry includes a set attributes and at least one piece of attribute data; a system for parsing an incoming SMS message to identify a request for attribute data of the owner and for generating a responsive SMS message with attribute data of the owner; and a system for issuing SMS messages to contacts in the address book requesting additional attribute data and for loading received attribute data into the address book.10-14-2010
20100261460SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONDITIONAL EXECUTION OF APPLICATIONS AND PROMOTIONS - System and method for determining whether an incoming call originates from inside or outside of a mobile carriers network. An example system performs a GTT (global title translation) on an incoming number to determine the hosting carrier of any mobile phone number. After the result of the matching determination is made, a message is generated and sent to a caller associated with the call page. The generated message includes any of directory information associated with the subscriber, information associated with cost savings or comparisons associated with in-network calling, information regarding promotions for calling plans, mobile devices or device upgrades, requests to join a network, requests to join a social call plan, information regarding instant savings or call rebates, offers for online services or software, offers for reduced cost or free phone service in exchange for adoption of a predefined product or entering into a social network group.10-14-2010
20100261461SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REFRESHING CALLER DIRECTORY DATA - System and method for determining whether an incoming call originates from inside or outside of a mobile carriers network and indicates the result to the subscriber. An example system performs a GTT (global title translation) on an incoming number to determine the hosting carrier of any mobile phone number. When the result matches the subscriber's carrier, the mobile device then indicates to the subscriber (i.e. mobile device) that the call is an “in network call.” Results of the comparison are stored and used for later incoming calls. The stored results are refreshed every time or periodically.10-14-2010
20100190480METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SURVEILLANCE BASED ON VIDEO-CAPABLE MOBILE DEVICES - A method for an audio or video (A/V) capable mobile device includes responding to a call from a mobile device at a locale where the A/V capable mobile device is placed for monitoring an area of the locale, and determining whether the call corresponds to a designated identification for activating the A/V capable mobile device to monitor the area of the locale. The method also includes responding to the call from the mobile device if the call corresponds to the designated identification to activate the A/V capable mobile device. Upon responding to the call, the A/V capable mobile device monitors the area of the locale.07-29-2010
20100159902CALL INTERCEPT METHODS, SUCH AS FOR CUSTOMER SELF-SUPPORT ON A MOBILE DEVICE - A method for intercepting calls from a remote or mobile device for customer self-support detects when users or subscribers dial one or more predetermined numbers. If the number corresponds to one of the predetermined numbers (such as a customer support number), the phone may intercept the call and display a list of potential solutions to the subscriber's problems. Various other features and embodiments art disclosed.06-24-2010
20100159898SERVICES PLATFORM FOR NETWORKED DEVICES THAT PROVIDE TELEPHONY AND DIGITAL MEDIA SERVICES - Telephony and digital media services may be provided to a plurality of locations, such as to a plurality of homes and offices, though the deployment of telephony and digital media services devices to the locations, wherein each device is configured to function as a voice, data and media information center. A services platform in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention enables entities to deploy, manage optimize and monitor a network of such devices in a turnkey fashion. In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, the services platform is implemented on one or more computers and includes at least a device monitoring subsystem, a device management subsystem and a user interface.06-24-2010
20110059729METHOD AND SYSTEM TO FACILITATE INTERACTION BETWEEN AND CONTENT DELIVERY TO USERS OF A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - A system and method of creating affinity groups of portable communication device users, and distributing targeted content to said users is disclosed. The user affinity groups may be formed by comparing user profiles with each other or with a predefined affinity group profile definition.03-10-2011
20110059728CREATING AND GIVING PERSONALIZED IMAGE PRODUCT USING WIRELESS DEVICES - A method for a camera phone user to create a photo gift includes receiving a design for an image-based gift product from an image-capture device capable of wireless communication operated by a first user, the image-based product incorporating an image captured by the image-capture device, sending a message via a wireless router system about the image-based gift product from the first user to a second user, receiving a physical address from the second user by the wireless router system after the message is received by the second user, manufacturing the image-based gift product by a printing and finishing facility in communication with the wireless router system, and shipping the image-based gift product to the physical address.03-10-2011
20080214156MOBILE DYNAMIC ADVERTISEMENT CREATION AND PLACEMENT - In embodiments, the present invention provides a method and system for receiving a navigation request from a mobile communication facility, receiving an indicator input, receiving a business rule relating to handling a mobile content type, dynamically creating a content based at least in part on an association of the navigation request, the indicator input and the business rule, and presenting the dynamically created content to the mobile communication facility.09-04-2008
20080214159Customer Service Messaging, Such As On Mobile Devices - A mobile device and corresponding service provider are configured to provide a user of the mobile device with access to one or more instant messaging help entities, from the mobile device. The one or more instant messaging help entities may be associated with the corresponding service provider or with a service that is external to the corresponding service provider. In some cases, some of the one or more instant messaging help entities may be embedded as part of the mobile device or service, so that access to the one or more help entities may not be permanently terminated by the user. In some cases, the user may control access to some of the one or more instant messaging help entities, such as by adding or removing the access to the instant messaging help entities from a list of instant messaging entities.09-04-2008
20080214155INTEGRATING SUBSCRIPTION CONTENT INTO MOBILE SEARCH RESULTS - In embodiments, the present invention provides a method and system for receiving a search query from a mobile communication facility and presenting search results to the mobile communication facility wherein the search results include non-subscription content and content to which a user is subscribed, wherein an indication that the user is subscribed is contained in the mobile subscriber characteristics database associated with the mobile communication facility.09-04-2008
20080214153Mobile User Profile Creation based on User Browse Behaviors - In embodiments, the present invention provides a method and system for recording data related to a user's mobile web browser activity performed on a mobile communication facility, storing a plurality of mobile web browser activities relating to the user, and creating a user browse behavior profile based at least in part on the plurality of mobile web browser activities, wherein the user browse behavior profile is stored as a type of mobile subscriber characteristic.09-04-2008
20080214154ASSOCIATING MOBILE AND NON MOBILE WEB CONTENT - In embodiments of the present invention methods and systems are described for associating a mobile website content with a non-mobile website content, saving the association in a data facility, receiving a request for the non-mobile website content from a mobile communication facility, searching the data facility for the mobile website content associated with the non-mobile website content, and presenting the mobile website content to the mobile communication facility.09-04-2008
20100159894METHOD OF COMMUNICATING BUSINESS CONTACT INFORMATION TO A WIRELESS USER - A method for providing business services to a customer via a wireless device used by the customer. The method includes asking a customer for a wireless telephone number associated with a wireless device used by the customer, receiving the wireless telephone number, storing the wireless telephone number, and sending the customer a short message service (SMS) message to the wireless telephone number, wherein the SMS message contains a phone number or universal resource locator (URL) that allows the customer to use the wireless device to interact with the business.06-24-2010
20100159901METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LINE SELECTION IN A COMMUNICATION DEVICE - The present invention includes embodiments of an apparatus and method for selecting a line from two or more lines on a communication device. The communication device comprises a display module, an input module, a line selection module, and a communication module for making a call over a network to a target recipient. The method comprises the steps of storing line selection information; monitoring the input module for initiation of a call to the target recipient; upon detecting the initiation of the call, selecting a line from the at least two lines in the line selection module, the selected line is dependent on said line selection information; and making the call to the target recipient on the selected line.06-24-2010
20100159899IN-BAND PROVISIONING FOR A CLOSED SUBSCRIBER GROUP - In-band provisioning enables subscribers to manually provision themselves via an access point at which the subscribers would not otherwise be allowed access. For example, a subscriber may be temporarily accepted by a restricted access point (e.g., an access point that belongs to a closed subscriber group). The subscriber is then given limited access to enable the subscriber to be provisioned at the access point. For example, the subscriber may be provisioned for full access at the access point if the subscriber presents a valid authorization credential to a provisioning entity.06-24-2010
20100222039Method And Apparatus For Providing Customised Services In A Communication Network - A method and apparatus for offering a service to at least one client in a communication network for a specific client context, by means of a service provisioning unit. A history of client activities involving service usage in associated client contexts, is recorded in an activity database. Service templates are composed for associated client contexts based on the recorded history of client activities. When a context detector detects that the specific client context prevails, a service configurator selects a service template for the detected client context and configures a customised service from the selected service template. The customised service can then be offered to the at least one client.09-02-2010
20100240345EVENT NOTIFIER DEVICE AND HEADSET - An event notifier device suitable to be wirelessly associated to a telephone apparatus is disclosed. The event notifier device comprises a receiver arranged to receive a signal wirelessly from the telephone on incoming event notification associated with an event; an output mechanism arranged to provide a human perceivable signal indicating a notification on the event; and a body containing the receiver and the output mechanism, wherein the body further is arranged to be worn by a user of the event notifier device such that the user is enabled to perceive the output signal, wherein the body comprises a fastener. A headset comprising such an event notifier device is also disclosed.09-23-2010
20100240349METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING CSG SERVICE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method and apparatus for supporting a closed subscriber group (CSG) service is provided. A user equipment transmit a CSG member indicator to a base station when requesting access to the base station. The CSG member indicator indicates CSG membership of the user equipment. The base station may determine whether the user equipment accesses it as a CSG member or as a non-CSG member.09-23-2010
20100240348METHOD TO CONTROL VIDEO TRANSMISSION OF MOBILE CAMERAS THAT ARE IN PROXIMITY - A method to manage the transmission of multiple mobile cameras that are in close proximity to each other or at least one other in the group of multiple mobile cameras. The cameras detect that the are proximate to one or more other cameras either autonomously or with the aid of other systems such as GPS, cellular or server systems. The quality level of the transmissions of the mobile video cameras is controlled, and/or the resources dedicated to the mobile units are augmented to coordinate the transmissions.09-23-2010
20100222033COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM PROVIDING MOBILE DEVICE NOTIFICATION BASED UPON PERSONAL INTEREST INFORMATION AND CALENDAR EVENTS - A communications system may include at least one mobile wireless communications device for storing personal interest information for respective contacts and for storing calendar event data. The system may further include a notification server communicating with the at least one mobile wireless communications device via a wireless communications network and configured to access the personal interest information and calendar event data from the at least one mobile wireless communications device, and send notifications to the at least one mobile wireless communications device based upon the personal interest information and the calendar event data.09-02-2010
20100233999SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRIVACY-ENABLED MOBILE LOCATOR SERVICES WITH DYNAMIC ENCOUNTER HORIZON - A method and system for managing awareness information relating to a mobile device's visibility with respect to other buddy devices, the system comprising; the mobile device, a mobile application listing one or more buddies, an application listener which tracks the one or more buddies zoom operations and radar zoom factors, and a server, the server comprising an encounter manager, an approach manager and a notification marshalling system.09-16-2010
20100227595System and method for automatically leaving an outgoing caller message - Provided is a system and method for automatically leaving an Outgoing Caller Message (OCM) at a callee's (i.e. called) recording system. When a caller is provided with an opportunity to leave a message for a callee (i.e. called), the caller can select to have a preconfigured message automatically presented for being recorded. If a caller reaches an OutGoing Message (OGM) from a callee's system because the callee does not answer, the caller can opt to automatically leave an OCM instead of spending time listening to the OGM and then leaving a message. An OCM background thread of processing is started for taking over the active call, and the initial active call processing thread terminates for releasing user interface focus so the caller is free to perform any other application processing while background OCM processes occurs. The OCM background thread determines the best OCM to leave and then automatically leaves the OCM at the callee's system before terminating the call. The OCM background thread may also wait for recognizing a recording prompt. Similarly, at the callee's recording system, an OGM is background thread of processing handles an unanswered incoming call and determines the best OGM to provide to a caller. The OGM background thread enables a user to perform any other application processing while background OGM processing occurs.09-09-2010
20100227593Traffic speed enforcement based on wireless phone network - The present invention includes systems and methods for detecting a speed limit violation based on the movement of a cell phone in a moving vehicle. The system and method determine whether a speeding violation has occurred based periodic cell phone location data, the time between a cell phone's presence at one location and the next, and the speed limit of the section of a section of road that the cell phone could be located on. Embodiments of systems and methods of the invention detect whether a moving vehicle may be part of a public transit system, in which case the corresponding cell phones are removed from consideration. The system and method also include generating a speeding ticket for a car determined to have violated a corresponding speed limit, keeping a record of a speeding violation, and sending a request to settle the ticket if it is not paid on time. Also included in the invention are embodiments of systems and methods that detect whether a cell phone moving in a car is in engaged in a call, and if so, generating a ticket for a driving-while-talking violation.09-09-2010
20100222035MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE TO RECEIVE ADVERTISING MESSAGES BASED UPON KEYWORDS IN VOICE COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED METHODS - A communications system may include an advertising server for sending advertisement messages based upon keywords. The communications system may further include at least one mobile wireless communications device having a processor cooperating with at least one audio transducer and a wireless transceiver for recognizing keywords in voice communications. The processor may cooperate with the advertising server to receive advertisement messages therefrom based upon the keywords.09-02-2010
20100240347SYSTEM TO COMMUNICATE BETWEEN A FEMTOCELL BASE STATION AND MOBILE DEVICES - This patent discloses a method to communicate between a femtocell base station and mobile devices. The method may include identifying as an alert group a set of mobile devices presently in communication with the femtocell base station and whose unique identifiers are preregistered with the femtocell base station. A first mobile device and a second mobile device may be in the set of femtocell service region mobile devices. The femtocell base station may receive a call from a third mobile device. If the call is for the second mobile device, then the method may send a paging message from the femtocell base station. The paging message may include a first unique identifier associated with the first mobile device.09-23-2010
20100240346DEAD SPOT PREDICTION METHOD FOR WIRELESS VEHICULAR APPLICATIONS - A wireless communication method includes identifying a location of a dead spot region within an expected route of a vehicle. It is estimated whether the vehicle will arrive at the dead spot region before a wireless application is completed. It is determined whether an expected time period that the vehicle will be disposed within the dead spot region is greater than a maximum allowable disconnection time. A dead spot mitigation technique is initiated dependent upon the estimating and determining steps.09-23-2010
20100222036ADVERTISING SERVER FOR DELIVERING TARGETED ADVERTISEMENTS TO A MOBILE WIRELESS DEVICE AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - A communications system includes at least one mobile wireless communications device for contacting a given entity having a telephone number associated therewith and an advertising server. The advertising server is configured to identify the given entity based upon the telephone number and identifying at least one property associated with the given entity. The advertising server is also configured to selectively send a targeted advertisement to the at least one mobile wireless device based upon the at least one property.09-02-2010
20100144323SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND ASSOCIATED METHODOLOGY FOR ENRICHING CONTACT OF A REMOTE CLIENT - A contact enrichment system is provided to determine whether contacts stored in a mobile device match profiles stored on a social network server. Profiles matching the contacts are used to enrich the contacts by appending information such as images and video to the contacts. The appended information in the contacts are also linked to the source profile so that the contact information may be periodically updated. Information may be drawn from multiple profiles on multiple social network servers to fully enrich the contacts stored on the mobile device.06-10-2010
20100144326Method and a Device for Receiving Data in a Mobile Communication Device in a Broadcast System - In a method for receiving data in a mobile communication device (06-10-2010
20100222031Remote activation system - A method for remotely activating an event over a telecommunications network, said method comprising: providing processing means connected to a telecommunications transceiver and having an output for activating an event; and connecting the transceiver to the network, such that it is able to receive a connection request from a user; the processing means and transceiver being configured to: receive a connection request; wait for a predetermined time period; refuse the connection request; and activate the event.09-02-2010
20100222038SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES FOR COMMUNICATING SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION TO MOBILE DEVICES - Systems, methods, and devices for communicating supplemental information associated with a product or service to mobile devices. One device may be a mobile device that includes a memory, a microphone, and a processor in communication with the memory and the microphone, where the processor is configured to execute computer executable instructions to receive a tone via the microphone, where the tone comprises supplemental information. The processor is further configured to execute computer executable instructions to extract the supplemental information from the tone, and store the supplemental information in the memory of the mobile device. The device may further include the ability to initiate a purchase, using the mobile device, of a product or service associated with one or more tones received by the mobile device.09-02-2010
20130217364METHODS TO DETERMINE AVAILABILITY OF USER BASED ON MOBILE PHONE STATUS - A command is received at an operating system of a first mobile phone for displaying contact information of a remote user having a mobile phone number of a second mobile phone. In response to the command, a request is transmitted to a remote server from the first mobile phone over a cellular network requesting an operating status of the second mobile phone. The operating status of the second mobile phone is received from the remote server over the cellular network. The operating status of the second mobile phone is displayed on a display of the first mobile phone as a part of contact information of the remote user associated with the second mobile phone, where the operating status includes current locality of the second mobile phone.08-22-2013
20130217369SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR ADAPTING OPERATIONS OF A COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, at a base station, communicating with a mobile phone where the base station comprises a premises wireless access point, at the base station, communicating with a mobile communication system by way of a broadband connection, and instructing a landline phone communicatively coupled to the base station to communicate with a remote end user device via the mobile communication system utilizing identification information of the mobile phone and responsive to communications between the base station and the mobile phone. Other embodiments are disclosed.08-22-2013
20100130177Methods and Apparatuses for Providing Carrier Selection on Display Capable Devices - Systems and methods for providing carrier selection functionality for communications devices are disclosed. A bidding server can include a memory and a processor, and can interface with a network node and a device. The network node can include a proposal generator, a network monitor, and/or another network node. A proposal generator can include a processor and a memory, and can interface with a network monitor, a bidding server, a device, and/or other network nodes. When carrier selection functionality is requested, the requested communication details can be passed to a bidding server and/or a proposal generator. Rules, preferences, and/or network status can be evaluated to determine a proposal from one or more carriers and/or networks. The proposals can be passed to a bidding server and/or the device, displayed, a selection can be made by the device and/or a user. The device can be connected via the selected service.05-27-2010
20090104896UNIVERSAL SERVICE CODE FOR RESERVATIONS - Reservation of services using, for example, a computer network based universal reservation system (CNBURS) is facilitated by the use of universal service codes (USCs). In one embodiment, a CNBURS enabled reservation scheduling process (04-23-2009
20100222040MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM PROVIDING DEVICE ICON NOTIFICATION INDICIA FRAMING AND RELATED METHODS - A wireless communications system may include a notification server and at least one mobile wireless communications device. The at least one mobile wireless communications device may include a display, a wireless transceiver, a user input device, and a processor. The processor may be for displaying a plurality of selectable icons on the display, and retrieving notification data from the notification server via the wireless transceiver. The processor may also be for indicating a selected one of the icons on the display based upon the user input device by displaying notification indicia framing around the selected icon based upon the notification data from the notification server.09-02-2010
20100210248SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A WIRELESS PHONE ENABLED WITH WEATHER ALERTS - A system and method for processing weather alerts through a cell phone. One or more channels of a radio network of a weather service are received through the cell phone. One or more weather alerts are received through the one or more channels. A determination is made whether the one or more weather alerts are applicable to a user of the cell phone. The one or more weather alerts are communicated to a user through the cell phone in response to determining the one or more weather alerts are applicable to the user.08-19-2010
20100210249PERSONAL CALL CENTER - A personal call center that can schedule calls for a user, make the call at the scheduled time and connect the user when the other party answers, thus making the calls completely “hands free” and transparent for the user. In essence, the system can make an outbound call look and act like an inbound call. Advantageously, the system can also be used by a manager or a centralized call center to schedule calls for a given user or group of users. This way, managers or call centers can schedule calls, between salespersons and customers, and have calls go through without interaction from the salesperson.08-19-2010
20120034908Services and Transactions in a Telephony Network - At a telephony service location remote from a caller and a call recipient, a request for establishing a connection to the call recipient is received. The request is initiated by the caller specifying a number associated with the call recipient. A call recipient originated command signal is received during a call connected phase, the call recipient originated command signal being a single command that is interpreted by the telephony service without the necessity of any additional command being sent. In response to receiving the call recipient originated command signal, a service or transaction is initiated between the caller and the call recipient other than a standard call connection transaction. The call recipient originated command signal is received from a communication device of the call recipient.02-09-2012
20090075634DATA BUDDY - Multi-modal, multi-lingual devices can be employed to consolidate numerous items including, but not limited to, keys, remote controls, image capture devices, audio recorders, cellular telephone functionalities, location/direction detectors, health monitors, calendars, gaming devices, smart home inputs, pens, optical pointing devices or the like. For example, a corner of a cellular telephone can be used as an electronic pen. Moreover, the device can be used to snap multiple pictures stitching them together to create a panoramic image. A device can automate ignition of an automobile, initiate appliances, etc. based upon relative distance. The device can provide for near to eye capabilities for enhanced image viewing. Multiple cameras/sensors can be provided on a single device to provide for stereoscopic capabilities. The device can also provide assistance to blind, privacy, etc. by consolidating services.03-19-2009
20120142319SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR JOINT ANALYTICS ON USER LEVEL AND NETWORK LEVEL DATA OF A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - Systems and associated methods provide for joint analytics on user level data and network level data. Systems and methods provide for accessing telecommunication network user level data and network level data and integrating analysis on both data types to produce a common result. Embodiments utilize joint analytics to generate patterns and rules concerning the content and services accessed by a user, when they are accessed, and how they are accessed.06-07-2012
20100197282DATA PROCESSING METHOD FOR PORTABLE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND PORTABLE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - A terminal data storage section (08-05-2010
20100015956RATING OF MESSAGE CONTENT FOR CONTENT CONTROL IN WIRELESS DEVICES - Systems, methodologies, and devices are described that facilitate filtering content sent to a mobile device(s) by a content provider via a core network. A content provider can determine a content rating for content, and/or the core network and/or mobile device can determine or infer a content rating for unrated content from a content provider, based in part on predefined content rating criteria. A mobile device user can specify a desired content rating preference for the mobile device. A filter(s) respectively associated with the core network and/or mobile device can filter the content based in part on the content rating of the content and the content rating preference of the mobile device to which the content is being sent. Content that does not meet a content rating threshold can be filtered out and stored in a secure content folder accessible using a security code or discarded.01-21-2010
20100197284METHOD OF CREATING CUSTOMIZED RINGTONE - A method includes determining customization options available for customizing a recording based on ringtone capabilities of a phone and communicating the available customization options to the phone. The method further includes customizing the recording according to the available customization options selected by a user of the phone to thereby generate a customized recording. The method further includes generating a customized ringtone based on the customized recording and transmitting to the phone the customized ringtone to the phone for use by the phone in alerting of incoming communications.08-05-2010
20090325552Methods And Apparatus For Delivering A Message To Two Or More Associated Wireless Communication Devices - Techniques in a message-originating wireless communication device for use in communicating short messages via a wireless communication network are described. The message-originating device has a memory which stores an address of a wireless communication device in association with an additional address of an additional wireless communication device. In the technique, a request to deliver a short message to the address of the wireless communication device is received via a user interface of the message-originating device. The request may be made, for example, in response to a depression of a button, only once, to send the short message. In response to the request, the short message is transmitted, via the wireless network, to the address for delivery to the wireless communication device. The short message is additionally transmitted, via the wireless network, to the additional address for delivery to the additional wireless communication device. The additional address of the additional wireless communication device is selected for the additional transmission of the short message based on the stored association.12-31-2009
20090325548METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING NETWORK OUTPUT SERVICE BY USING MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A method and an apparatus for providing an output service by using a mobile communication device through a network are provided. The method of providing a network output service, includes: receiving network identification address information of reproduction service information selected by a mobile communication device, based on an output request of the mobile communication device; requesting to provide output information corresponding to reproduction service information based on the network identification address information of the reproduction service information; receiving output information including the reproduction service information and additional service information; and providing output service information including a combination of the reproduction service information and the additional service information, based on the output information.12-31-2009
20090221273MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINALS, SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR MANAGING PLAYBACK OF SONG FILES - A mobile wireless communication terminal includes a wireless communication module that is configured to communicate with other communication terminals over a wireless interface, and a controller. The controller is configured to establish a connection with at least one participant wireless communication terminal via the wireless communication module, to receive from the at least one participant wireless communication terminal an identification of a compliant song file stored on the at least one participant wireless communication terminal and having a metadata tag associated therewith indicating that the compliant song file is classified in a prescribed song file category, and to execute playback of the compliant song file.09-03-2009
20090247133INFORMATION COMMUNICATION METHOD - The present system provides a method for exchanging contact information that can be accomplished easily using a telephone or SMS texting device. A first user maintains a database of contact information at a repository. Upon meeting a second person, the first person gives a unique ID to the second person, who texts the unique ID to a SMS text address of the repository. The repository responds by (a) providing a return text to the second person with the contact information of the first person, which can be automatically added to a contact database of the second person, and/or (b) initiates a phone call to the second person with a pre-recorded message from the first person providing the contact information. In one embodiment, the follow up phone call includes advertising and/or an opt-in offer.10-01-2009
20090253415METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR AGGREGATION OF GUIDE AND FREQUENCY MAP INFORMATION FOR MULTIPLE FREQUENCY NETWORKS USING UPPER-LEVEL SINGLE FREQUENCY NETWORK - Implementations relate to methods and apparatus for the aggregation of guide and frequency map information for multiple frequency networks (MFNs) using an upper-level single frequency network (SFN). A mobile device can provide a program guide displaying a listing of content scheduled for broadcast by a content server. An upper network can be in hierarchical coverage with at least two networks, and can receive at least one of guide and frequency data associated with the program guide from the at least two networks. The upper network can aggregate the at least one of guide and frequency data into aggregated guide and frequency data. The aggregated data can be distributed to the at least two networks and/or accessed from the upper network. The mobile device can receive the aggregated data from either the at least two networks or the upper network.10-08-2009
20090197577SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING ADVERTISEMENTS ON WIRELESS DEVICE ASSETS - Methods, systems, apparatus and computer program products are described for controlling content presented on user-controlled wireless device assets and/or features, such as ringtone, wallpaper, wireless device memory and the like. In present aspects, a user-requested control state change is undertaken from a user-controlled state to an advertisement-control state. In this regard, once the user has conceded control of the wireless device asset over to an advertiser or advertisement provider, the advertiser is allowed to provide advertisements to the designated wireless device asset for a predetermined period of time. From the advertiser or advertisement provider perspective present aspects provide for advertisements to be presented on novel platforms. Additionally, by gaining control over the wireless device asset the advertisers or advertisement providers are assured that their advertisements will be executed for the duration of the control period.08-06-2009
20090181651METHOD OF MANAGING INBOUND COMMUNICATIONS BASED ON THE CURRENT LOCATION OF A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE - A method of managing inbound communications received by a roaming wireless communications device entails enabling a user of the roaming wireless communications device to activate an inbound communications filter having filter criteria based on a current location of the user and a current location of a sender of an inbound communication. Once the wireless device has determined whether the inbound communication satisfies the filter criteria, the wireless device notifies the user that the inbound communication has been received provided that the inbound communication satisfies the filter criteria.07-16-2009
20100291905Connecting Communication-Network End-Users Based on Current Network Connectivity - One embodiment of the disclosed technology involves determining a preferred communication connection between two parties that are communication-network end-users, at least one of which parties has access to at least two networks. A database contains information on the current connectivity of the two parties and a preferred communication connection is determined based on information from the database. The preferred connection may be used to exchange multimedia content that can be transmitted in real time, or, based on the connectivity information, can be sent to a multimedia relay from which it will be obtained by the recipient when the recipient has appropriate connectivity.11-18-2010
20090170482ACQUISITION OF A VOICE SIGNATURE FOR STATUS TRACKING AND PROOF OF DELIVERY OF SHIPPED GOODS - A method used in the acquisition of a voice signature associated with the status or tracking of shipped goods is provided. The method includes initiating a call and/or data communication between a remote user and/or device and a shipment tracking system and vice versa. The call and/or data communication is then associated with a shipment. A status of the shipment is determined and a time stamp is assigned to the call. A digital voice recording is generated and if a delivery event a voice signature is acquired during the call. The voice signature is stored to the remote tracking system wherein the voice signature is associated with the shipment, shipment status and time stamp. The voice signature is transformed to text, wherein the text is associated with the voice signature. Finally an electronic shipment status based on the voice signature, text associated with the voice signature, the shipment, shipment status and time stamp is provided. The location of the event is acquired via GPS and/or cellular tower servicing the device, location, and or transforming the voice recording of an event into a latitude and longitude location and or town, city, state and/or country of event07-02-2009
20090149161Method for transmitting and receiving data to prepare for poor power supply and terminal using the same - A method for transmitting and receiving data to prepare for a poor power supply and a terminal using the same are provided. Data is transmitted and received to configure a user interface using data provided by a mobile communication service provider. During a data transmission and reception process, a problem occurring due to the poor power supply can be prevented in advance by recording a flag indicating a progress status. A terminal user does not need to perform an additional refresh operation for receiving the data even when the power supply of the terminal is abnormal during data transmission and reception and the terminal reboots. Interrupted data can be automatically transmitted and received by reading the recorded flag. The data transmission and reception process interrupted by the poor power supply can be smoothly resumed, thereby providing convenience for the user.06-11-2009
20090170479VIRTUAL ROOMS FOR PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD - A portable electronic device such as a mobile telephone is used with a global satellite navigation system (e.g., GPS) to set up a number of respective profiles that have one or more respective operational settings for the mobile phone, each coordinated with a respective area, such as a home area, an office area, an undefined area, etc. The mobile phone is used with the global satellite system to define a virtual room or area; and during subsequent use of the mobile phone, when it is in a given virtual room or area or is in an undefined area, the mobile phone automatically adjusts to the profile and setting(s) that are coordinated with such area. A virtual room can be defined by positioning the mobile phone at three or more different locations and using a GPS determining virtual boundaries based on signals representing such locations.07-02-2009
20090111436Method for displaying speed dial settings and mobile communication device using the method - A method for displaying speed dial settings is disclosed. The method is used for a mobile communication device, comprising the steps: detecting whether a speed dial setting operation is implemented to a button of a keypad of a mobile communication device, and displaying an indicator for the button if the speed dial setting operation is detected.04-30-2009
20090111435SPEED DIALING METHOD FOR DISPLAYING CONTACT INFORMATION AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE USING THE SAME - A speed dialing method for displaying contact information for use in a mobile communication device is disclosed. Plural time threshold values and information display transparencies corresponding to the time threshold values, respectively, are defined. When the mobile communication device receives a trigger signal generated by pressing a button and a time for continuously receiving the trigger signal respectively reaches the time threshold values, contact information corresponding to the pressed button is displayed with information display transparencies corresponding to the time threshold values on a screen of the mobile communication device. When the time for continuously receiving the trigger signal reaches a dial threshold value, a contact phone number assigned to the pressed button is dialed by the mobile communication device.04-30-2009
20120244844PRIVACY FOR INTER-USER EQUIPMENT TRANSFER (IUT) SUBSCRIBERS AND FOR REMOTE PARTIES INVOLVED IN SESSIONS WITH IUT SUBSCRIBERS - Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed to provide privacy for inter-user equipment transfer (IUT) subscribers and remote parties involved in sessions with IUT subscribers. A first UE may establish a session with a remote party. The first UE may seek to perform an IUT to a second UE. The first UE may send a first request for the IUT to a service centralization and continuity application server (SCC AS). The SCC AS may receive the first request and perform an authorization. The SCC AS may determine that the requested IUT is allowed for the session. The SCC AS may send a second request to the remote party indicating the requested IUT. The remote party may evaluate the second request and may accept or reject the second request.09-27-2012
20090137230RADIO TRANSMITTING APPARATUS AND RADIO TRANSMITTING METHOD - There is provided a wireless transmitting device, the reception quality of which can be improved by effectively using the cyclic prefix. In the wireless transmitting device, a data mapping determination unit (05-28-2009
20080311888Techniques for providing multimedia communication services to a subscriber - A technique for providing multimedia communication services to a subscriber includes receiving a communication query for the subscriber, the communication query having an associated requested communication mode. The technique also includes servicing the communication query for the subscriber using the requested communication mode when the requested communication mode corresponds to one of one or more selected communication modes.12-18-2008
20080305779SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR MONITORING THE CONTEXT ASSOCIATED WITH A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - Systems, methods and interfaces are disclosed for managing communications associated with a mobile communication device. Mobile communication devices process environmental inputs and transmit mobile communication device context information to a communication management system. The context information may, for example, reflect the motion and/or geographic location of the mobile device, and may reflect the risk associated with using the device to handle a call or other communications session. The communication management system uses the context information, optionally in combination with communication device profiles, to determine how to manage incoming and/or ongoing calls or other communication sessions. Mobile device users may also be inhibited from initiating communication sessions.12-11-2008
20080287110Cellular Communications System For Providing Non-Real Time Subscription Data And Related Methods - A cellular communications system may include a plurality of mobile cellular communications devices each associated with a respective user, and at least one cellular base station for wirelessly communicating with the mobile cellular communications devices. The at least one cellular base station may have a capacity associated therewith. The system may also include a central station for determining available capacity of the at least one cellular base station based upon active wireless communications with the mobile cellular communications devices. Moreover, the system may also include a subscription server for cooperating with the central station to provide non-real time subscription data to users on respective mobile cellular communications devices via the at least one cellular base station when the determined available capacity thereof is greater than a threshold.11-20-2008
20090111437AUTOMATED CONVERSATION RECORDING DEVICE AND SERVICE - An apparatus and system for recording and managing conversation data occurring over a wireless network via a wireless communication device includes a data interface that transfers conversation data from the communication device to a storage location and a user interface that allows the user to edit and manage the conversation data. In one embodiment, the communication device includes on-board memory to provide temporary storage of the communication data before it is transferred to a playback device or long-term storage device. The inventive service may include playback and/or editing functions as well as an audio-to-text conversion option.04-30-2009
20090111434MOBILE VIRTUAL AND AUGMENTED REALITY SYSTEM - A method and apparatus for messaging within a mobile virtual and augmented reality system is provided herein. During operation a user can create “virtual graffiti” (04-30-2009
20110117891CHARACTER ANALYSIS ENGINE IN MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICE FOR FACILITATING INTERACTIVE VOICE RESPONSE OPERATIONS - A system and a method are disclosed for facilitating sending of DTMF (dual-tone multi-frequency) signals to a destination after connecting to a system by placing a phone call. An entry associated with an application running on a mobile computing device is automatically scanned to detect a telephone number and any string of characters associated with the telephone number. The mobile computing device presents one or more candidate strings of characters that are associated with the telephone number. A user may select the strings of characters to send the DTMF signals after connecting to a destination telephone system. By automatically extracting and displaying the string of characters associated with the telephone number, the user's manual operation associated with accomplishing a task on a remote telephone system is minimized.05-19-2011
20110117894CALL INTERCEPT METHODS, SUCH AS FOR CUSTOMER SELF-SUPPORT ON A MOBILE DEVICE - A method for intercepting calls from a remote or mobile device for customer self-support detects when users or subscribers dial one or more predetermined numbers. If the number corresponds to one of the predetermined numbers (such as a customer support number), the phone may intercept the call and display a list of potential solutions to the subscriber's problems. Various other features and embodiments art disclosed.05-19-2011
20130130658ACCESSORY WITH INTEGRATED DISPLAY CONTROLLED BY CONNECTED DEVICE - An accessory and method for displaying a data feed are described. A device interface of the accessory is configured to connect a processor with an external device and transfer a data feed from the external device to a display of the accessory. A memory stores computer executable instructions to instruct the processor to receive the transferred data feed via the device interface and to instruct the processor to provide the transferred data feed to the display. A user interface provides a user input in response to the transferred data feed to the processor and back to the external device.05-23-2013
20130130659UPDATING SOCIAL NETWORKS IN RESPONSE TO TRIGGER EVENTS ON MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A wireless mobile communication device may include a wireless mobile communication module, an event detection module, and a social network update module. The wireless mobile communication module is configured to wirelessly communicate with at least one social network. The event detection module is configured to detect events that take place relating to the wireless mobile communication device. The social network update module is configured to cause the wireless mobile communication module to update the at least one social network with information that is descriptive of each event in response to the occurrence of the event.05-23-2013
20130130660AUTOMATED DIARY LOGGING OF EVENTS RELATING TO WIRELESS MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A wireless mobile communication device may be configured to automatically cause event information indicative of events related to the wireless mobile communication device to be entered into a diary in association with date information indicative of when each event took place. The events may include changes in location; communications such as phone calls, text messages, instant messages, and emails; the capturing of images; and/or calendared events. The location at which each communication, capture of images, and/or calendared event has taken place may also be automatically entered into the diary, along with the event information.05-23-2013
20130130661SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING AN ACTION ON A PHONE IN RESPONSE TO A USER INITIATING AN OUTBOUND CALL TO ONE OR MORE SELECT PHONE NUMBERS - The present invention provides a system, method and software application for associating one or more phone numbers with an action on a phone and performing an action on the phone in response to the user initiating a call to one of such phone numbers. Certain phone numbers are associated with an action. The user's phone, or a server with which the user's phone communicates, maintains a table of the phone numbers associated with an action, and each phone number in the table is related to an action. Software on the user's phone listens for call initiated by a user. When the user initiates a call, software on the phone “intercepts” the call, and the phone (or a server with which the phone communicates) determines whether the call is to a phone number that is in the table. If the phone number is in the table, then it is associated with an action, and the user's phone performs that action at a time specified by instructions for such action. The action may be performed before, during, or after the call depending on the instructions associated with the call. Whether a call is placed to the original phone number ultimately depends on the action and the user's response to the action.05-23-2013
20130130662COMPUTER BASED METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR LOGGING IN A USER MOBILE DEVICE AT A SERVER COMPUTER SYSTEM - The invention provides a computer-based method for logging a user mobile device onto a server computer system including registering a unique identifier of a user mobile device, receiving a first message from the user mobile device, detecting an Internet Protocol address associated with the user mobile device, receiving the unique identifier corresponding to the Internet Protocol address; and transmitting to the user mobile device a second message.05-23-2013
20100297985METHODS FOR PROVIDING ENHANCED TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES - A first method for facilitating personal contacts among a plurality of subscribers to a location-based person contact service provided by a service provider; a second method for communicating information to a user of a wireless device by a server; and a third method for real-time monitoring of vital signs of a living being. In the first method, personal profiles are transmitted to subscribers. In the second method, a message specific to both an establishment and the user is transmitted to a wireless device or smart display proximal to the user in the establishment. In the third method, information relating to a violated vital sign parameter determined from the monitoring is communicated to a local communication node.11-25-2010
20100304722IMAGE-PROJECTABLE MOBILE INFORMATION DEVICE AND NOTIFICATION METHOD THEREOF - According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided an image-projectable mobile information device including: a wireless communication unit that wirelessly communicates through a wireless channel; a projection unit that performs an image projection on a projection face; a communication reception notification method selection unit that selects a communication reception notification method that is referred when a communication is received though the wireless channel, the communication reception notification method including a setting of whether or not a vibration is performed; and a communication reception notification unit that notifies a receiving of communication by displaying a communication reception notification picture indicating the receiving of communication on the projection face by the projection unit without performing the vibration even when the communication reception notification method is set to perform the vibration, if the communication is received during the image projection.12-02-2010
20100304721Signalling of Extended Mobile Station Capabilities to a Mobile Communication Network - The present invention relates to an information element and a method for informing a network about the capabilities of at least of network node. The element is adapted for containing at least one predefined field comprising a parameter which defines a general characteristic of the network node. The element is further characterized in that at least one of the parameters being a role parameter relating to the capability and requirements of the network node in a role as an information provider. The role comprises the capability of forwarding information from a data storage and/or collecting unit to the network.12-02-2010
20090149159Device based telecommunications initiated data fulfillment system - A system and method for service fulfillment is based on service invocation with a preprogrammed communication device. The communication device recognizes special multi-function code digit sequences to cause service invocation. The preprogrammed communication device, upon recognition of a multi-function code, selects a communication channel or messaging protocol and forwards information related to the service invocation to a service fulfillment platform. The communication channel or messaging protocol may be selected based on availability, optimization, preprogrammed logic associated with the multi-function code, or other parameters related to the service invocation, such as user, subscription, registration, location or device ID. The preprogrammed communication device permits service invocation without reconfiguration of a communication network to which the communication device is coupled. The communication device can be reconfigured or reprogrammed to recognize and respond to different multi-function codes.06-11-2009
20100304723ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANAGING CALL RECORDS - An electronic device and a method for managing call records includes presetting a virtual icon corresponding to each call types; obtaining current position information of the electronic device from the GPS when a call is established and generating a call record when the call is finished. The electronic device and method for managing call records further include determining the call type of the call from the call record, and finding the location on a map of the electronic device according the recorded position information, and marking the corresponding virtual icon at the location on the map.12-02-2010
20130137405SYSTEM AND METHOD TO FACILITATE IN-APPLICATION PURCHASES ON MOBILE DEVICES - System and method to facilitate purchases through mobile communications on various types of mobile devices and platforms by reducing the number of steps it takes the user to complete the purchase with mobile in-app payments, and/or by enabling purchases to be made without the device being connected to the Internet and/or by automatic compilation of payment request. A set of user identifying details, including user's country, mobile carrier name and phone number, is required in order to process a mobile purchase. The advantages of the present invention from the user perspective is the ability to complete the purchase in fewer steps by automatic user details identification and the ability to complete the purchase in case there is no Internet connection by embedding a specially formatted database file with the application of mobile device.05-30-2013
20130137407MOBILE DEVICE NOTIFICATION WITH OPTIONS - Notifying users of mobile communication devices, which may include providing options for response to notifications. A component of a communication service provider system receives an indication of a notification for a user of a mobile communication device. The notification may be received from a source internal or external to the communication service provider system. A component of the mobile communication service provider formats the notification so that it is compatible with the mobile communication device of the user and sends the notification to the mobile communication device of the user. The notification may include one or more options to respond to the notification using the mobile communication device. The notification may, for example, pertain to minutes-of-use in a mobile communication service plan, or to other information, including notifications from outside service providers such as airlines, banks, restaurants, hotels, libraries, credit card companies, etc.05-30-2013
20110111734Methods, Apparatuses and Software for Providing the Service Control Node with Filter Criteria - A method and apparatus in a telecommunication network for triggering services provided to a user. A service control node in the user's home network domain utilizes filter criteria, which may be derived from the user's user profile, to trigger the services. The service control node selects at least one filter criterion depending on the criterion's relevance to the user. Alternatively, the service control node is provided with at least one filter criterion not stored in the user profile.05-12-2011
20100311398MOBILE ENTERPRISE APPLICATIONS OVER TELEPHONY SYSTEMS AND METHODS - A method of facilitating telecommunication functionality on a mobile device. The method includes receiving a request for a telecommunications transaction from the mobile device and retrieving a callback identifier for a user of the mobile device. The method also includes executing the telecommunications transaction, wherein executing the transaction includes establishing a communications session that includes a callback telephony endpoint represented by the callback identifier and at least one target telephony endpoint, wherein a portion of the communications session that includes the callback telephony endpoint is established at least in part by making an outbound call from a telephony switch.12-09-2010
20110177797PROVISIONING INTERFACES FOR ACCESSING VIRTUAL PRIVATE BRANCH EXCHANGE SERVICES THROUGH A MOBILE DEVICE - Systems, methods and computer program products for facilitating the provisioning of a single and multi-line virtual private branch exchange (PBX) including automated call distribution via a mobile device are described. In some implementations, the provisioning of the single and multi-line virtual PBX can be achieved using one or more unique provisioning interfaces. The unique provisioning interfaces can enable the setup and configuration of a virtual PBX service account instantaneously from any geographical location at anytime. Changes made to the virtual PBX service account can be immediately reflected back (e.g., in real-time) to the system providing the core operating environment.07-21-2011
20090068997Apparatus and Methods for Over the Air Provisioning of a Single PDP Context Mobile Communications Device - A mobile communications device and registration servar and methods of use thereof. The mobile communications device comprises means for establishing a first data context and means for establishing a second data context. The first data context is established to transmit a request for parameters from the mobile communications device to a first network node and to receive at the mobile communications device a response from the first network node including the parameters. The second data context is established by transmitting the parameters from the mobile communications device to the second network node.03-12-2009
20090068995MOBILE VIDEO DATING SERVICE - A method includes sending media clips provided by date candidates to a device of a seeker for viewing by the seeker, receiving a selection of a candidate from the seeker device, sending a media clip provided by the seeker to a device of the selected candidate for playing and facilitating a call between the seeker and the candidate if the candidate agrees.03-12-2009
20090036106Delivery of Value Identifiers Using Short Message Service (SMS) - A system and method for adding value to a customer account are provided. An identifier associated with a value is distributed to a customer. The identifier is usable to add the value to an account. A request to add the value to a customer account is received via short message service (SMS). The request comprises the identifier and account identification information associated with the customer account. In some embodiments, the identifier may be entered into the device using text auto-completion software. The request is received from a user communication device as an SMS message. The value associated with the identifier and the customer account associated with the account identification number are identified based on the request. The value is caused to be added to the customer account. A confirmation that the value was added to the customer account is passed to the user communication device.02-05-2009
20100330969METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING PROFILE INFORMATION OF MOBILE TERMINAL IN MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - A method for managing profile information of a mobile terminal in a mobile communications system includes: registering profile information of the mobile terminal at a central system via a local system, the profile information having dynamic profile information and static profile information; and registering DB (database) information of an external local system using a same profile format as that used in the central system to thereby manage the dynamic profile information and the static profile information of the mobile terminal. The method further includes registering DB information of another external local system using a profile format different from that used in the central system to thereby manage the dynamic profile information and the static profile information of the mobile terminal.12-30-2010
20100210251Delivery of Network Services - A network element includes at least one input to receive communications from a plurality of terminal devices and a plurality of network elements, a processing unit and logic to classify the communications as a type of user information, and a router to route the communications according to the type of user information. The communication may be routed to at least one of a plurality of subnetworks according to the type of user information.08-19-2010
20110039525METHOD AND APPARATUS TO INDICATE COMMUNICATION IS WANTED OR WAITING - An integrated communication system comprises a first communication device connected to a second communication device using a data link. When the first communication device is out of network, a dispatch center can indicate to the use a communication is waiting or wanted by sending a communication request signal to the second communication device. The second communication device transmits the communication request signal to the first communication device over the data link alerting the user of the first communication device to the requested communication.02-17-2011
20110039524CELLPHONE BASED MONITORING SYSTEM & PROCESS - A remote monitoring device is integrated as part of a cell phone or personal digital assistant. By sharing computing resources of a communications transceiver, the cost of a monitoring device can be significantly reduced, while still permitting sufficient functionality to effectively observe an area of interest, such as a child's sleeping area. An alert is generated and transmitted to an observer using a separate transceiver when activity at the monitored area (i.e., sound or video activity) meets a specified threshold.02-17-2011
20110039523INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, PROGRAM AND COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - There is provided an information processing apparatus including a communication unit that transmits content to a communication terminal connected via a network and a control unit that controls transmission of the content by the communication unit. The control unit causes the communication unit to transmit a first file containing the content for a time corresponding to a communication disabled time of the communication terminal in response to a transmission request of the content from the communication terminal and causes the communication unit to transmit a second file to be transmitted subsequent to the first file at a transmission predetermined time obtained by adding the communication disabled time of the communication terminal to a transmission time of the first file.02-17-2011
20110039522VENUE INFERENCE USING DATA SENSED BY MOBILE DEVICES - One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for determining venue information associated with a mobile device user. During operation, the system collects contextual information recorded by one or more sensors located on the mobile device and extracts a behavior pattern of the user as a function of time and/or an environmental indicator based on the collected contextual information. The system then compares the behavior pattern and/or the environmental indicator with known behavior patterns and/or environmental indicators associated with a number of venues stored in a database, and determines a venue associated with the user based at least on the comparison.02-17-2011
20110039521Method for call waiting feature #2 - An improved call waiting feature #2 process is provided wherein the called party (user) may elect to send an immediate SMS text message to the calling party just by pressing one button on the user's cell phone. This message can be a default message, or a personalized on based on the phone number calling into the user's phone. By doing this, the user has acknowledged the callers call, and the caller now just waits for the user to call back.02-17-2011
20110009101METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DATA IN MOBILE TERMINAL AND MOBILE TERMINAL USING THE SAME - A method of controlling a mobile terminal, the method including displaying, via a display on the mobile terminal, a list of contacts included on the mobile terminal, selecting, via an input unit on the mobile terminal, a first contact included in the list of contacts, accessing, via a wireless communication unit, a web site corresponding to the first contact, displaying, on the display, a list of contacts of the first contact included on the web site corresponding to the first contact without displaying personal contact information for the list of contacts of the first contact, selecting, via the input unit, a second contact from the list of contacts of the first contact, displaying, via the display, a plurality of options for communicating with the second contact without displaying personal contact information of the second contact that is used for communicating with the second contact, selecting, via the input unit, one of the plurality of options for communicating with the second contact, and communicating, via the wireless communication unit, with the second contact via the selected communication option without displaying the personal contact information that is used for communicating with the second contact.01-13-2011
20110009100RADIO BASE STATION AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD - A radio base station 01-13-2011
20110014899System and Method for Providing Interactive Services Using a Mobile Device - A method of providing interactive services to a mobile device, comprising transmitting programming on-air to a first mobile device by a first facility in communication with a service provider and receiving by a second facility in communication with the service provider information based on the programming, wherein the first information comprises information relayed from the first device to the second facility after being processed by a second mobile device, is provided.01-20-2011
20110014898WIRELESS PROVISIONING SOLUTION FOR TARGET DEVICES - Systems and methods to provision a non-handset target device with wide-area communication service, such as wireless wide area network (WWAN) technology. Identifying information of the target device can be provided to a provisioning service provider (PSP) via a mobile provisioning device over a communication network. The PSP can determine the service carrier associated with the mobile provisioning device and enable the provisioning of the target device with the wide-area communication service to the service carrier via the mobile provisioning device. A billing plan can be instituted for the service of the target non-handset device relating to a billing plan of the mobile provisioning device.01-20-2011
20110028128BROADCAST MEDIA INFORMATION CAPTURE AND COMMUNICATION VIA A WIRELESS NETWORK - An accessory device, such as a mobile telematics unit, captures tags for user desired media content items from a content broadcast, such as a digital radio broadcast or television broadcast. Each tag provides one or more parameters for identification of a song or other audio selection. The accessory device sends each tag over a mobile communications network air interface, with an identifier of an account of a mobile communications network subscriber. A server receives such tag transmissions and compiles a list of one or more tags directly from the accessory device, for the subscriber on the identified mobile service account. In some situations, the server generates a playlist from the stored list of tags and communicates at least a portion of the playlist to a personal media device, upon access by the personal media device to the subscriber's account.02-03-2011
20100178900METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DYNAMIC SERVICE FLOW USING AVAILABLE BATTERY POWER - Certain embodiments of the present disclosure relate to methods for improving a service flow of a mobile device based upon a different level of its available battery power. If the battery power availability is below a predefined threshold, then one or more power-saving techniques can be triggered that increase an air time of the mobile device and provide savings of power consumption at different rates using a different level of clock rate.07-15-2010
20110117895PSEUDO-INTERACTIVE INPUT PROCESSING IN WIRELESS ENVIRONMENTS - An electronic communication device includes a buffer and a controller. The buffer stores characters as they are being input by a user. The controller transmits the stored characters over a network when the number of characters stored exceeds a threshold. The controller also dynamically adjusts the threshold time period.05-19-2011
20090061829SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEDIA SELECTION - At a mobile station (03-05-2009
20110117893Methods of Connecting A Phone User Telephonically By Text Keyword Using A Keyword Database - A method of connecting phone users telephonically by text message using text keywords and a keyword database is disclosed. Preferred methods of purchasing text keywords by website are also disclosed.05-19-2011
20110117892METHOD OF REALIZING AUTOMATIC DIAL-UP CONNECTION TO INTERNET FROM COMPUTER AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE USING THE SAME - A method of realizing an automatic dial-up connection to Internet from a computer and a communication device using the same are provided. The method is suitable for connecting the computer to Internet through a communication device, and the method includes the following steps. A procedure of automatic dial-up connection to Internet is composed, where the automatic dial-up connection procedure includes a user data. A compact disc image file is produced according to the automatic dial-up connection procedure, and the compact disc image file includes an automatic installation procedure. The compact disc image file is burned into the communication device, and when the communication device is connected to the computer, the computer executes the automatic dial-up connection procedure by performing the automatic installation procedure, in order to make a dial-up connection to Internet.05-19-2011
20100144322Invoking A Service In An Intelligent Network - Method and devices for invoking a service in a telecommunications network with a switching node (06-10-2010
20110244837MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND FUNCTION LIMITATION CONTROL - A predetermined communication terminal limits an available function of a mobile communication terminal. The mobile communication terminal sets on a limitation on the use of a specified function of its own terminal in accordance with function limitation setting information determined between the predetermined communication terminal and a server. When the specified function is tried to be used, the mobile communication terminal acquires current location information on the predetermined communication terminal and determines whether to enable or disable the specified function depending on the relationship of location with the predetermined communication terminal.10-06-2011
20100151841APPARATUS, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD, FOR PROVIDING ENTERPRISE-CONTROLLED VOICE SERVICES TO WIRELESS DEVICES - An apparatus, and an associated methodology, provides control over operation of a voice-only, cellular mobile phone by an enterprise. An enterprise server provides selection of the operating capabilities of the voice-only wireless device. Once selected, the wireless device is caused to be provisioned to operate in conformity with the selected policy. Rather than sole control of the operational capability of the wireless device by a network operator, i.e., carrier, control of some operational capabilities of the device is carried out directly by enterprise personnel.06-17-2010
20110143735Mobile Wireless Communication Terminals, Systems, Methods, and Computer Program Products for Publishing, Sharing and Accessing Media Files - A method for publishing and sharing media files includes: making a published media file available to other wireless communication terminals from a publisher wireless communication terminal; establishing a connection via a wireless communication module of the publisher wireless communication terminal with a requestor wireless communication terminal seeking published media files; sending an identification of the published media file from the publisher wireless communication terminal to the requestor wireless communication terminal; sending a media file request from the requestor wireless communication terminal to the publisher wireless communication terminal requesting the published media file; sending the published media file from the publisher wireless communication terminal to the requestor wireless communication terminal in response to the media file request; and executing playback of the published media file on the requestor wireless communication terminal.06-16-2011
20100222032COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM PROVIDING NOTIFICATION EFFECTIVENESS RANKING FOR A NOTIFICATION DISPLAY AND RELATED METHODS - A communications system may include at least one mobile wireless communications device including an input device and a processor cooperating therewith and configured to receive input data corresponding to a notification display. The system may further include a notification server configured to determine when the at least one mobile wireless communications device enters within a threshold exposure distance of the notification display, and increase a notification effectiveness ranking for the notification display based upon a determination that the mobile wireless communications device entered within the threshold exposure distance, and based upon the processor receiving the input data corresponding to the notification display.09-02-2010
20100222034NETWORK ENTITY, METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INVOCATION OF SUPPLEMENTARY SERVICES ACROSS DIFFERENT NETWORKS - A network entity, method and system for providing supplementary services to a mobile device while roaming. The network entity comprises a receiver, a converter and an output. The receiver is for receiving a first message from a mobile device being provided roaming service by a first network, the first message being in a transport protocol supported by the first network and having embedded therein an invocation message based on for invocation of at least one supplementary service offered by a second network. The converter is for extracting the invocation message from the first message. The output is for sending the invocation message to the second network using a protocol used by the second network to invoke supplementary services.09-02-2010
20090098860METHOD AND SYSTEM OF PROVIDING NAVIGATION SERVICE WITH DIRECTORY ASSISTANCE - An approach is disclosed for providing navigation information for a requested listing to a mobile device caller of a directory assistance call. If the caller selects an option to receive driving directions to the listing destination, the directory assistance provider forwards the listing address to a platform that correlates the address with location coordinates. The platform can poll the calling device to obtain GPS identifying data for the mobile device and derive mapping and routing information.04-16-2009
20110086620PROVIDING BROADCAST CONTENT TO A MOBILE TERMINAL - A method and cellular communication network are described for providing broadcast content to a mobile terminal. A broadcast content network hub located in a network element of the radio access network of the cellular communication network receives the broadcast content from a broadcast content source external to the cellular communication network. It provides the broadcast content to the mobile terminal over a user connection.04-14-2011
20110086621METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INDICATING OPERATION STATE IN MOBILE TERMINAL - A method and apparatus for indicating an operation state in a mobile terminal are provided. The apparatus includes a light emitter (for example, a Light Emitting Diode (LED)) mounted on an exterior of the mobile terminal so that a user can intuitively recognize the mounting or non-mounting of a user identification (ID) card, a primary- or secondary-setting state of a user ID card, or a user ID card associated with an event (transmission or reception of a call, a text message, or data) among a plurality of user ID cards.04-14-2011
20110086622METHOD FOR PERFORMING COMMUNICATION IN MOBILE TERMINAL - 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.04-14-2011
20100009662DELAYING INTERACTION WITH POINTS OF INTEREST DISCOVERED BASED ON DIRECTIONAL DEVICE INFORMATION - With the addition of directional information in the environment, a variety of service(s) can be provided on top of user identification or interaction with specific object(s) of interest by pointing at the objects. Sometimes either the device user and/or the publishers of content associated with a POI with which a user interacts will wish to delay the interaction with the POI and associated content. For such scenarios, items discovered through direction-based location services can be designated for later interaction, e.g., according to pre-defined criteria that define explicitly or implicitly when the later interaction will occur. Device users are thus provided with relevant content about endpoints of direction based services at relevant times, which may not be the time of initial contact with the POI.01-14-2010
20110244836THIRD PARTY CALL CONTROL & STATUS SIGNALING - Aspects relate to call control by third parties, where IP or a similar transport is used over a part of the channel for a given call and circuit-switched signaling protocols are used on a different part. For example, a PBX can communicate using SIP signaling to a gateway to a PSTN network, to which a Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) is coupled, and which a mobile device, uses for voice communication. Controlling or updating status in these kinds of situations can be accomplished by forming a Q.931/932 message, such as a FACILITY message, which has fields (Information Elements) for pre-defined purposes (other than third party call control), and providing control or status information in such field(s). The message (the info) is tunneled through the gateway and the network(s), and arrives at its destination device. That device determines that a field does not comport with a valid format interpretation, and on that basis, can determine that the field has contents to be interpreted as call control or status information.10-06-2011
20100015958METHOD AND APPARATUSES FOR THE PROVISION OF NETWORK SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH A SET OF SERVERS IN AN IMS NETWORK - A method for managing the provision of services in a telecommunication network, wherein the services are offered through a set of servers and the telecommunication network includes at least one first network entity and a plurality of second network entities, each second network entity being adapted to access a sub-set of the servers. The method includes: 1) receiving at the first network entity a request for a predetermined service from user equipment; and 2) at the predetermined first network entity, identifying, based on the service requested by the user equipment, the second network entity which, among the plurality of second network entities, has access to the server that, among the set of servers, allows meeting the request for the predetermined service.01-21-2010
20100261459SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENHANCED DISPLAY OF IN-NETWORK CALLER INFORMATION ON A MOBILE DEVICE - System and method for determining reporting to a subscriber whether an incoming call originates from inside or outside of a mobile carrier's network. An example system performs a GTT (global title translation) on an incoming number to determine the hosting carrier of any mobile phone number. When the result matches the subscriber's carrier, the mobile device then indicates to the subscriber (i.e. mobile device) that the call is an “in network call.”10-14-2010
20090325555System For Adapting Device Standars After Manufacture - A system for efficient sale of devices that comply with licensed standards. A preferred embodiment of the invention uses a generic, or highly adaptable, hardware device. The device can be adapted to adhere to a specific standard, e.g., code-division multiple access, time-division multiple access, etc., after manufacture such as at the point-of-sale to an end user, prior to distribution, or at some other point in a distribution and sales network. This allows manufacturers, retailers and end users to benefit from more competitive selection of standardized communication, data and other formats. Reduction of manufacturing costs and elimination of shipping, or other transfer and storage costs, is also realized.12-31-2009
20110244835SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IN-BAND MODEM TO MODEM COMMUNICATION - Systems, methods and programmed instructions are disclosed useful for transmitting signals representing data messages to and from a wireless handheld telephony device along a first call leg of a communication session previously established between the wireless handheld telephony device and at least one second telephony device, the communication session being controlled by a call control server.10-06-2011
20090311995Wireless Communication System and Method - Methods of communicating with a mobile unit using a wireless communication system are described. In one embodiment, a signal is received from a transmitting mobile unit. The status of the mobile unit is determined and a communication is constructed. The communication comprises at least one communication packet comprising a plurality of information fields. The communication is transmitted to the mobile unit.12-17-2009
20110151845GENERIC USSD CENTRE FOR NETWORK APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES - The invention relates to a digital telecommunication system for the access, navigation, and use of digital applications and services, referred to as a USSD CENTRE (06-23-2011
20100015961WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR USE THEREWITH - An image of at least one object (01-21-2010
20100015960WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR USE THEREWITH - An image of at least one object (01-21-2010
20100015957Funds Transfer Electronically - Apparatuses and methods to facilitate customer to supplier funds transfer via premium messages. In one aspect, an apparatus to electronically transfer funds from a customer to a supplier includes: a server component connected to a network; and a database coupled to the server component. The server component is configured to: transmit a plurality of premium rate mobile terminating text messages to the mobile cellular telephone of the customer; populate the database with an identification of the telephone number of the customer; receive classifications of offers sold by a plurality of suppliers; populate the database with a table associating the suppliers with classifications of the offers sold by the suppliers, the database including an identification of classifications for the telephone number of the customer; and determine whether to allow or prohibit transmission of text messages to effect payment based upon the identification of the classifications for the telephone number of the customer.01-21-2010
20100015955CALL MANAGEMENT BETWEEN COMMUNICATION DEVICES - The invention relates to a method for managing communications between communication devices. The method comprise initiating a communication between a first and a second communication device, during which the second communication device may identify a third communication device, and provide the contact information of the third communication device to the first communication device. The first communication device receives the contact information and initiates communications with the third communication device.01-21-2010
20100056115MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR PLAYING MULTIMEDIA OBJECTS - A mobile terminal and a method for playing at least one multimedia object are disclosed. The method for playing multimedia objects comprises synchronizing at least one attribute value of the at least one multimedia object with an attribute value of a multimedia player module provided in the mobile terminal; and playing the at least one multimedia object in accordance with the synchronized at least one attribute value using the multimedia player module.03-04-2010
20100069048MOBILE TERMINAL AND BUDDY INFORMATION DISPLAYING METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed are a buddy information displaying method upon occurrence of state information inconsistency between a mobile terminal and a server under a wireless environment and a mobile terminal using the same, wherein when an IM service is executed under a mobile environment, if state information inconsistency occurs between the mobile terminal and an IM server, an indication (e.g., gray-processing) informing that the buddy processing is in progress is appeared on a messenger of the mobile terminal and the corresponding indication is released according to a response message received from the IM server or state information received from a presence server, resulting in providing correct state information to users.03-18-2010
20100069049SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MAINTAINING COMMUNICATIONS POLICY SETTINGS IN A WIRELESS NETWORK - The present invention provides a system and method of modifying policy settings in a network having a plurality of subscriber devices. An embodiment includes a plurality of base stations, each capable of wirelessly transmitting across a geographic region and a server. A cell-phone, capable of roaming between regions, is operable to establish a wireless link with the base stations and through the base stations, with the server. The network contains a communication policy determining from which other communication devices a subscriber device can receive voice calls. The communication policy is updated, by the server, based on requests from the subscriber devices. Once a request is received from a subscriber device, the determination whether to update the communication policy can be based on a record of rejections respective to the caller requested to be blocked. Alternatively, the communication policy can be updated according to a trust policy maintained on the server respective to the subscriber device making the request; the trust policy represents the procedure to follow when a request is received from that subscriber device.03-18-2010
20100062749MOBILE COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - A communication apparatus such as a cellular phone is described in which a control unit judges, when an incoming call is received, whether a sounding unit or a vibrating unit is to be activated for announcing the reception of the incoming call. The control unit determines that the announcing of the reception is prohibited if the mobile communication apparatus is in a roaming area. When the announcing of the reception is prohibited, the control unit sends a message, showing that the reception of the incoming call is unavailable, to a calling party.03-11-2010
20100069047IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system for and method of alerting a user to the presence of objects, preferably items of baggage, when within a predetermined proximity of the user, wherein the system comprises at least one object which includes a Bluetooth® transmitter which transmits a pre-assigned identification signal, and a mobile telephone which incorporates a Bluetooth® module which is operative to receive the pre-assigned identification signal from the transmitter of the at least one object when within a predetermined proximity of the user and provide the user with a prompt to the presence of the at least one object in response to receipt of the pre-assigned identification signal.03-18-2010
20130157630Content Transfer involving a Gesture - Content transfer involving a gesture is described. In an implementation, a method is implemented by a mobile communications device that includes recognizing a gesture input via a touchscreen of the mobile communications device that is indicative of a direction, the touchscreen including a display of content. One or more other mobile communications devices are located that are positioned, approximately, along the indicated direction of the gesture. A communication is formed to transfer the content to the located one or more other mobile communications devices.06-20-2013
20090215435MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINALS, SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR MANAGING PLAYBACK OF SONG FILES - A mobile wireless communication terminal includes a wireless communication module that is configured to communicate with other communication terminals over a wireless interface, and a controller. The controller is configured to establish a connection with at least one participant wireless communication terminal via the wireless communication module, to receive from the at least one participant wireless communication terminal an identification of a compliant song file stored on the at least one participant wireless communication terminal and having a metadata tag associated therewith indicating that the compliant song file is classified in a prescribed song file category, and to execute playback of the compliant song file.08-27-2009
20110098025METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSFERRING DIGITAL CONTENT FROM A COMPUTER TO A MOBILE DEVICE - A system for synchronizing digital content stored on a user's mobile device with digital content stored on the user's computer is disclosed.04-28-2011
20110098024MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND METHOD OF AUTOMATICALLY EXECUTING AN APPLICATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CHANGE OF AN AXIS OF A DISPLAY IN THE MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - A method of automatically executing an application in accordance with the change of an axis of a display in a mobile communication terminal is provided, which includes sensing the change of the axis of the display by using an axis sensor mounted on the display, taking a picture so that a direction indicated by the display can be taken by using a camera mounted on the mobile communication terminal if the display is in a horizontal viewing mode as the result of sensing, performing a face recognition by analyzing an image of the taken picture, and determining whether to execute the application in accordance with the result of face recognition.04-28-2011
20100069045MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL WITH ENHANCED PHONEBOOK MANAGEMENT - A mobile communication terminal having a phonebook and a method of managing phonebook entries having a processor and a memory having at least one phonebook entry and at least one metadata entry stored therein. The method allows the user to sort the phonebook entries in accordance with the metadata associated with the therewith. The phonebook entries can be shown/listed in a sorted order. The terminal may update the metadata via the mobile network. The metadata may include time zone information and the terminal may show time zone information together with content detail information on a display of the terminal.03-18-2010
20100069050INFORMATION EXCHANGE METHOD BETWEEN MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICES - An information exchange system includes a first mobile terminal device having publication notification request unit to request a publication notification, and information notification unit to transmit, upon receiving a publication request, the particular information to a mobile terminal device that sent the request; a second mobile terminal device having publication notification unit to send a publication notification to a mobile terminal device registered in a registration information storing unit; and a third mobile terminal device having information obtaining unit to send a publication request for the particular information to the first mobile terminal device to obtain the specific information from the first mobile terminal device.03-18-2010
20110081893Method and System for Providing Web-Enabled Cellular Access to Meter Reading Data - A method and a system for collection of meter readings from meter reading and transmitting devices (04-07-2011
20110081894SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING UBIQUITOUS SERVICE USING MOBILE TERMINAL EQUIPMENT - There is provided a ubiquitous service providing system using a mobile communication terminal, the system including: a context aware unit determining where a ubiquitous service is to be provided or not through short message service (SMS) or multimedia messaging service (MMS) by analyzing radio frequency identification (RFID) tag information and context transmitted from an RFID identifier installed at a specific position; a repository unit storing the ubiquitous service to be provided, and contents and detailed information related to the ubiquitous service; an analyzing unit selecting a ubiquitous service from the repository unit based on the analyzed RFID tag information and context; a message generating unit generating final contents to be transmitted to a visitor using context and the contents and detailed information of the repository unit by executing the ubiquitous service selected by the analyzing unit and then, converting the final contents into a message to be transmitted through a SMS or MMS method; and a message transmitting unit transmitting the generated message to a mobile terminal of a visitor via a mobile phone network through a SMS or MMS method. There is provided a ubiquitous service providing method using a mobile phone network, the method including: once RFID tag information is collected by an RFID identifier, transmitting the collected RFID tag information and context to a u-City server; determining whether a ubiquitous service is to be provided or not based on the transmitted RFID tag information; if a ubiquitous service is to be provided, selecting a ubiquitous service to be provided based on the RFID tag information and context; generating final contents to be provided to a visitor using context and contents and detailed information of a repository unit by executing the selected ubiquitous service and converting the final contacts into a message to be transmitted through a SMS or MMS method; and transmitting the converted message through a SMS or MMS method.04-07-2011
20110151844WIRELESS MOBILE IMAGE MESSAGING - Non-verbal communications between users of wireless mobile devices are facilitated using image messages. An image message may e.g. convey information about the sender user, in particular, current information about the sender user. In one aspect, a user may select an image message category, and select an image message among the image messages of the selected image message category for transmission, to quickly, efficiently and graphically convey (current) information about the user. The process may be performed to form a mixed media message. Received image message to convey current information may be aged via time and/or color displays.06-23-2011
20110151839Location Intelligence Management System - Collection and analysis of network transaction information which includes the mobile device's usage, location, movements coupled with data from non-wireless network sources allow for the automation of analysis for the detection of anti-social behaviors.06-23-2011
20110250872METHOD OF AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING APPLICATION STORE SERVICE - A method of providing an Application Store (AppStore) service is provided. The method includes executing searching application, transmitting first request message to a directory service server, the first request message including a request for an AppStore list, receiving a first response message including the AppStore list from the directory service server, transmitting a second request message to at least one AppStore server that is selected from the AppStore list, the second request message including a request for a browser application, receiving a second response message including the browser application from at least one AppStore server, and creating items corresponding to the browser application and displaying the items as a list.10-13-2011
20110250873Handheld Electronic Device Having Improved Phone Call Log, And Associated Method - An improved handheld electronic device and an associated method provide an improved call log that presents information relating to logged phone calls in a collapsed manner, meaning that for each phone number having a call stored in the memory of the device, only the most recent in time call is listed on the call log. An improved handheld electronic device and an associated method also provide a call history for any phone call from the improved call log that is selected by the user. The call history includes a listing of all of the calls stored by the device that are associated with the selected call log call.10-13-2011
20110076991METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DYNAMIC IDENTIFICATION (ID) ASSIGNMENT IN WIRELESS NETWORKS - Methods and apparatus that reduce user identification overhead for communications. In one aspect of the invention, a reciprocal transmission channel characteristic (e.g., the channel impulse response) is used to derive shared and anonymous user identification between two wireless devices. In one embodiment, subscription-less data transmissions are broadcast from a base station to multiple user equipment, each user equipment receiving its correspondingly identified subscription-less data. The use of quantization levels and/or levels of tolerance for compensating for non-ideal differences in recipient and transmitter channel characteristics are also disclosed.03-31-2011
20110086618SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A TOKEN IN A VIDEO ENVIRONMENT - A method is provided in one example embodiment and includes receiving video input data associated with a video stream and identifying one or more spatial plane coordinates within the video input data. The spatial plane coordinates can be associated with a smartphone configured to operate as a token in a video presentation associated with the video stream. The method also includes receiving location information that includes accelerometer data associated with the smartphone, and identifying a location of the smartphone based on the one or more spatial plane coordinates and the location information that includes the accelerometer data. In other embodiments, the method may include providing image data associated with a representation of the token as an overlay for a resultant video stream. The location information can include orientation data that includes a direction to which the smartphone can point, and an angle of rotation associated with the smartphone.04-14-2011
20110081895INFORMATION BROWSING SYSTEM - At the time when information stored in a server is browsed with the use of a mobile terminal, if the mobile phone is predicted to enter an out-of-service area, information that a user is going to browse is predicted and temporarily stored in the mobile terminal as cache. When the mobile phone is located in a service area at the time of a browse request, information corresponding to the request is acquired from the server, and when the mobile phone is located in an out-of-service area, the information is acquired from the information stored as cache and is displayed. The information stored as cache is deleted when the browsing is ended or when the mobile terminal enters a service area. Therefore, the user can browse desired information even in the out-of-service area with and high security level secured.04-07-2011
20100124911Providing Customized Information to a User Based on Identifying a Trend - To provide customized information to the user, a wireless communications network node receives a stream of data associated with a user. A first trend associated with at least a first attribute in the stream of data is identified, and based on the identified first trend, customized information is sent for presentation to the user at a mobile station.05-20-2010
20110076993VIDEO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USING SAME - A video communication system is provided. The video communication system includes a mobile device capable of recording a video message, a database for storing the video message, and a remote access point for accessing the video message via a website. The mobile device includes a camera, a user interface and a network connection. A software is configured to run on the mobile device. The software is configured to record a video communication using the camera, receive identification data related to a user from the user interface, connect to a network via the network connection, and upload the video message and identification data to a database over the network. The software may further share the video communication instantly to social networking websites.03-31-2011
20110076992METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING WEATHER CONDITION AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A method and an apparatus for displaying a weather condition and a recording medium are provided. In the present method, positioning information of a mobile device is detected, and weather information of the current location of the mobile device is inquired. Then, a weather type is determined according to the weather information, and a weather type image corresponding to the weather type is displayed on a screen of the mobile device. Finally, a corresponding weather condition animation is determined according to the weather type and the weather information and played on a background of the screen.03-31-2011
20110070871Mobile Communications Facilitated by Interactive Menus - Systems, methods, apparatus and computer program products related to mobile communications are disclosed. One method includes, responsive to a mobile originated teleservice request, pushing a contextual network initiated Unstructured Supplementary Services Data (USSD) session back to an originating mobile device including presenting a listing of a plurality of service options associated with a caller and/or the called party address information captured in the teleservice request.03-24-2011
20110151843Asynchronous Activation of Wireless Devices Within A Real Time Billing Infrastructure - Services associated with an order for a wireless device of a wireless subscriber are decomposed into core services and non-core services. Separate provisioning jobs are provided for asynchronously provisioning the core services and the non-core services. Upon successful completion of the provisioning of the core services and without regard to completion of the provisioning of the non-core services, an account for the subscriber is established in a billing system to allow immediate use of the core services by the wireless subscriber and immediate billing for usage of the core services by the wireless subscriber.06-23-2011
20110151842"I am driving/busy" automatic response system for mobile phones - A cell phone system which has been modified by the addition of software and hardware to determine the speed of at least phones to which incoming text messages are directed and determine whether or not to send an automated text message response to the sender indicating the user to which the text is directed cannot respond immediately. If such a response message is to be sent, automatically generating and sending said text message. If not, forwarding the text message to the cell phone to which it is directed.06-23-2011
20110151841CALL DISCONNECT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A MOBILE DEVICE - A disconnection system and a method of a mobile device include setting a keystroke instruction and a time limit, and displaying an incoming call prompt interface on a display of the mobile device when an incoming call request is received. The disconnection method further includes exiting the incoming call prompt interface if the disconnection keystroke instruction is received, and disconnecting the network connection if a network connection time of the incoming call is not less than the time limit.06-23-2011
20110151840ENHANCED SERVICE DISCOVERY MECHANISM IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - According to various embodiments, an apparatus and method are disclosed that are configured to transmit from a controller to associated mobile stations an advertising message including an advertising information element indicative of the establishment of the new association of a new service provider capable of providing at least one particular service.06-23-2011
20120202470SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IN-BAND MODEM TO MODEM COMMUNICATION - Systems, methods and programmed instructions are disclosed useful for transmitting signals representing data messages to and from a wireless handheld telephony device along a first call leg of a communication session previously established between the wireless handheld telephony device and at least one second telephony device, the communication session being controlled by a call control server.08-09-2012
20120034907METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DIGITAL DATA AND SYSTEM THEREOF AND MOBILE TERMINAL FOR THE SAME IN CALL WAITING - The present invention relates to a method and system for transmitting digital data while waiting for call connection and a mobile communication terminal for the same. If an originating mobile communication terminal attempts call connection, the mobile communication system searches for service subscription information of a terminating mobile communication terminal and confirms whether or not the terminating mobile communication terminal is a subscriber of a data transmission service. If the terminating mobile communication terminal is a subscriber of the data transmission service, the mobile communication system requests and receives call connection waiting information containing a plurality of digital data and matching to the terminating mobile communication terminal from a connection information providing server, and encodes and transmits the call connection waiting information to the originating mobile communication terminal. Therefore, digital data can be transmitted to the mobile communication terminal while connecting a call without separately using an additional protocol.02-09-2012
20120034906STORAGE MEDIUM STORING RELAY CONTROL PROGRAM, RELAY SERVER DEVICE, AND RELAY CONTROL METHOD - A relay server receives from a mobile terminal a delivery request to a delivery server device that provides an application to the mobile terminal. The relay server obtains position information of the mobile terminal from a representative device connected to a position managing server that holds the position information of the mobile terminal. The relay server transmits the position information of the mobile terminal obtained from the representative device to a relay device that relays a communication to inquire about the position information of the mobile terminal to the representative device. The relay server updates the position information obtained from the representative device with the position information received from the relay device when the position information of the mobile terminal is received from the relay device. The relay server transfers the received delivery request to the delivery server device identified based on the updated position information.02-09-2012
20120034905VOICE CONNECTION TO AN INTRASTRUCTURE FACILITY AFTER AN EVENT - Disclosed herein is a communication system for a vehicle for communicating with nearby vehicles which includes a control unit and a communication unit. After a triggering event occurs, an inquiry is sent to nearby vehicles whether a communication voice connection is to be established. Nearby vehicles can thereupon offer the establishment of the voice connection. This establishment can be accepted or rejected by the communication system.02-09-2012
20120034904Automatically Monitoring for Voice Input Based on Context - In one implementation, a computer-implemented method includes detecting a current context associated with a mobile computing device and determining, based on the current context, whether to switch the mobile computing device from a current mode of operation to a second mode of operation during which the mobile computing device monitors ambient sounds for voice input that indicates a request to perform an operation. The method can further include, in response to determining whether to switch to the second mode of operation, activating one or more microphones and a speech analysis subsystem associated with the mobile computing device so that the mobile computing device receives a stream of audio data. The method can also include providing output on the mobile computing device that is responsive to voice input that is detected in the stream of audio data and that indicates a request to perform an operation.02-09-2012
20110009099 METHOD FOR ADAPTING A COMMUNICATION INVOLVING A USER EXHIBITING A PHYSICAL LIMITATION, AND ASSOCIATED CORE NETWORK AND SERVICES - A method is devoted to adapting communication within a communication network with a service core network (CR). This method consists of adding to user profiles (who are subscribers to the network's services) an information field describing at least one physical limitation, and if a signaling message is received regarding communication involving a user whose user profile describes a given physical limitation, of adding to that signaling message a header representative of that physical limitation. Thus, whenever a communication device (T01-13-2011
20100311396CALL CONTROL METHOD AND SYSTEM - A method of controlling a call that can apply the service fee system according to user's selection. The method includes: alarming a reception of a first call request message in case a second terminal receives the first call request message from a first terminal; generating a call rejection message for the first call request message by the second terminal; transmitting by the second terminal the generated call rejection message to the first transmitting terminal; and generating a second call request message and transmitting by the second terminal the generated second call request message to the first terminal.12-09-2010
20100311395NEARBY CONTACT ALERT BASED ON LOCATION AND CONTEXT - Attributes including presence and organization information for contacts of a subscriber are used in determining a subset of contacts matching a predefined criterion. Determined subset of contacts is sent as an alert to notify the subscriber to the subsets' nearby proximity.12-09-2010
20100311394MOBILE SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING PERSONALIZED INFORMATION - An information system includes a server that creates an information reservoir with data units for a user of a mobile communication device based on a unique user profile of the user of the mobile communication device. The server creates the unique user profile based on interaction of the user with the mobile communication device or with another computing system. The server transfers the information reservoir to the mobile communication device and each time the user requests data from a web site, the server scans it to find key terms. If the server finds key term(s) in the data, it uses a tagging rule to mark the key term(s) and, then, it transfers the data with the marked term(s) to the mobile communication device. The user may, then, select a marked key term to call/display a data unit that is locally stored on the mobile communication device. The server may also mark terms in data units and a data unit stored on the mobile communication device may be called using a key term that is marked in another data unit.12-09-2010
20100304725CONTACT MANAGEMENT - A contact management system including: a computer in communication with a central database and a mobile device configured to communicate with the central database, wherein the mobile device includes a contact management module that interfaces with a wireless network to allow a user of the mobile device to access contact information in the central database, the contact management module configured to provide synching of contact information within the mobile device with the contact information in the central database.12-02-2010
20100297986PRESENCE LITE - A service is provided to cell phone subscribers to improve reachability. A home location register node maintains state information on a subscriber's cell phone status. Cell phone status information includes: off; on, registered and available to receive calls; on, registered but busy participating in an ongoing call; on, registered but temporarily unavailable; and on, registered but unattended. Temporarily unavailable is further qualified: poor reception location, high interference, cell throughput saturation, intentional user disposition. Long term unavailability may also be inferred and indicated depending on the device and/or system status. When a call to a subscriber's cell phone cannot be completed or is not answered, the service annunciates the reason to the calling party. The calling party can then make a more informed decision as to when to reattempt the call and is more likely to reattempt the call. The service is provided in conjunction with call forwarding to landlines phones and/or voicemail.11-25-2010
20100297987Integrated Wireless/Wireline Registration - A system and method are disclosed for routing telephone calls directed to a wireless unit located in the wireless network to a landline device located in the landline network. The system utilizes a location register in the form of a service control point (SCP) located in the landline network to store certain information pertaining to landline numbers and respective routing numbers associated with landline devices. The SCP is functionally coupled to a Visitors' Location Register (VLR) as well as to a landline network element that facilitates the routing of communications to both landline devices and over to the MTSO and its associated Home Location Register (HLR) in the wireless network. The system provides for the registering of the wireless unit with the landline network by the dialing of an administrative number from a landline device and causes the VLR in the landline network to directly communicate with the HLR in the wireless network to keep both the landline and the wireless networks up to date as to the registration status and specific routing for the various subscribers. The system is thereby able to route calls efficiently and to alleviate the tromboning effect that often occurs when calls are redirected from a wireless unit to a landline device.11-25-2010
20100120401AUTOMATIC CONTACT INFORMATION ENTRY VIA LOCATION SENSING - A method for entering contact information into a mobile computing device using location sensing of the mobile device is provided. Upon entry of the auto-fill mode (05-13-2010
20080248785SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MATCHING USERS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A system for matching users in a wireless communication system based on proximity of the users and user-defined profiles includes at least two mobile units. The mobile units include a requesting unit and at least one target unit, and each mobile unit is capable of operating as both a requesting unit and a target unit. The system also includes profile means for storing a user profile on each of the mobile units and search means for searching for at least one target user by a requesting user. The search means compares the user profiles of each target user with the user profile of the requesting user. The search means can also indicate a match when a target unit is within a predetermined distance of the requesting unit.10-09-2008
20080248784Methods and system for dynamically and anonymously linking wireless communications unit users - A system and method for wireless communications unit users within proximity to make social connections. Users can dynamically discover potential matches in the proximity and interactively find out mutual intentions to socially connect in an anonymous and discreet manner.10-09-2008
20100099390Instant Activation and Provisioning for Telecommunication Services on a Mobile Device - Methods and systems for instant activation of virtual PBX services on a mobile device are disclosed. In one aspect, a user request for activating virtual PBX services is received on a mobile device. An available primary identification number for the virtual PBX services is retrieved from a telecommunication service provider (TSP). A user interface is presented on the mobile device including a first interface portion presenting the available primary identification number and a second interface portion configured to receive a user identifier. Upon receiving the user input specifying the user identifier and while the user interface is still presented on the mobile device, a user instruction for activating the virtual PBX services is received. Upon receiving the user instruction, the user identifier is sent to the TSP. Then, a confirmation is received from the TSP.04-22-2010
20100099388DEVICES, METHODS, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIA FOR PROVIDING BROAD QUALITY OF SERVICE OPTIMIZATION USING POLICY-BASED SELECTIVE QUALITY DEGRADATION - Devices, methods and computer-readable media for providing broad quality of service optimization using policy-based selective quality degradation. Data associated with a quality of service for customers and QoS policy rules are stored. Customers are grouped for potential degradation. Levels of degradation are defined for each type of user device. Degradation for the group of customers is optimized using policy rules. Degradation is adjusted to account for variations in user treatment within the group. The adjusted degradation is then implemented.04-22-2010
20110212710SYSTEM AND METHOD OF RETRIEVING ELECTRONIC MAIL - A communications system and method includes a mobile device having a mail user agent. A mobile office platform as a server includes a mail agent that is operative with the mail user agent for accessing one or more electronic mailboxes of the mail user agent using at least one protocol specific connector. The mobile office platform is operative for providing only the n-most recent mail headers of electronic messages to the mail user agent.09-01-2011
20100056116METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DISPLAYING INFORMATION COLLECTED BY PORTABLE TERMINALS - A method and system for displaying information collected by a portable terminal, wherein the portable terminal collects a variety of information according to the use of a message transmission/reception function, a call function, and a camera function, and displays it on a map information image. The portable terminal collects activity information and environmental information, determines an external environment and a type of movement of the portable terminal, and displays them together with an icon or image according to the message transmission/reception function, the call function, and the camera function. The environmental information may also be displayed as a background image when sending or receiving calls.03-04-2010
20100056114LOCAL INTERCEPT METHODS, SUCH AS APPLICATIONS FOR PROVIDING CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE FOR TRAINING, INFORMATION CALLS AND DIAGNOSTICS - A method of displaying a tutorial to a user of a mobile device is disclosed. In some examples, the mobile device receives an input associated with one or more user functions of the mobile device and launches a locally based application in response to the received input. The locally based application may output instructions to the user explaining to the user how to implement the one or more user functions.03-04-2010
20120202471HUMAN SECURITY AND SURVIVAL SYSTEM - The invention relates to a method and system of filling and maintaining a database containing geo-localized user data comprising the following steps: —receiving registration data from users, —generating a personalized user-environment like a dynamically generated personal WebPage; —requesting and storing of HSS-data of the registered user by means of the personal WebPage using the Internet; —maintaining the database by checking the HSS-data each time the user makes direct or indirect contact with the personal WebPage.08-09-2012
20090318120MOBILE TELEPHONE APPARATUS AND CALL RECEPTION HISTORY PRODUCING METHOD USED BY THE SAME - A determination result of whether a counter communication node belongs to a same network as a mobile phone apparatus itself, a different network from the mobile phone apparatus itself or a public line network is stored in a call reception history. when a call is originated by using the call reception history, a prefix number is automatically added to the call originator number based on a previous related data. The mobile IP telephone apparatus extracts a call originator number from the call originator data and recognizes that the call originator number is a public network number or a mobile phone number if the head of the number is “0”. The mobile IP telephone apparatus 12-24-2009
20120202469DELIVERY OF ADVERTISEMENTS OVER VOICE NETWORK - A system and method to deliver a voice advertisement to a cellular device over a cellular telecommunication network prior to connection of a voice call. The system, within a cellular telecommunications network, includes two units, a first unit that determines whether a call is subscribed to receive an advertisement and makes a request for delivery of the advertisement before connecting the call, and a second unit that delivers the advertisement to the cellular device. First, the first unit identifies if the call is subscribed for delivery of an advertisement. Second, the first unit routes a request to the second unit for delivery of the advertisement. Third, the second unit delivers the advertisement to the cellular device. Fourth, the first unit connects the call to the network.08-09-2012
20090221272Apparatus and Method of Input and Finger Print Recognition on a Handheld Electronic Device - An apparatus for input and fingerprint recognition comprises a touch surface, and a data processor coupled to the touch surface. The touch surface comprises a first region and a second region. The second region is distinct from and coplanar with the first region and occupies a minor portion of a total surface area of the touch surface. The data processor is configured to selectively operate the touch surface in a touch input mode or a fingerprint detection mode. In the touch input mode, the data processor is configured to operate the second region at a first resolution comparable to that of the first region to detect a touch input anywhere on the touch surface. In the fingerprint detection mode, the data processor is configured to operate the second region at a higher resolution than the first resolution to detect a fingerprint on the second region.09-03-2009
20090209236SYSTEMS METHODS AND USER STATE FILES FOR ENABLING INTERACTIONS BETWEEN VIRTUAL AND REAL WORLD IDENTITIES - Methods for providing a user state file enabling interactions between virtual and real world identities include determining a real world identity of a user and determining a virtual world identity of the user. An associated user designation is provided for a first and a second associated user. A real world identity and/or a virtual world identity is determined for the associated users. The first associated user has at least a real world identity and the second associated user has at least a virtual world identity. A communication history is established between the user and the first and second associated users, the communication history including communications in the real world and/or the virtual world. The user state file is generated based on the determined real world and virtual world identities of the user and the associated users and the communication history between the user and the associated users. The user state file is configured to be accessed by the user in both the real world and the virtual world.08-20-2009
20090203363MOBILE WIRELESS TERMINAL DEVICE - A non-contact IC control unit 08-13-2009
20110177798MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING APPLICATION PROGRAM - A mobile communication terminal includes a memory section, a registering section, a displaying section, an accepting section and an input section. A plurality of content data can be stored in the memory section. The registering section accepts a user's choice for a content datum while a first application program is being active. The registering section stores the accepted content datum in the memory section. The displaying section displays a list of the content data stored in the memory section upon a particular operation being performed while the mobile communication device is waiting or a second application program is being active. The accepting section accepts a choice for a content datum included in the list of the content data displayed on the display section. The input section inputs the content datum accepted by the accepting section to the second application program.07-21-2011
20110159853DIRECTORY ASSISTANCE INFORMATION VIA EXECUTABLE SCRIPT - A device provides a directory assistance request to a directory assistance server, and receives, from the directory assistance server, a script that includes auto-dial instructions and contact list instructions. The device executes the auto-dial instructions of the script to cause the device to automatically dial a telephone number requested by the directory assistance request, and executes the contact list instructions of the script to cause the device to selectively provide contact information, requested by the directory assistance request, in a contact list associated with the device.06-30-2011
20080242271ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH LOCATION-BASED AND PRESENCE-BASED USER PREFERENCES AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING SAME - A method of controlling preferences of a mobile telephone includes associating one or more user-settable preferences with a location or geographic area. The one or more preferences is applied to operation of the mobile telephone when the mobile telephone is at the location or geographic area. In one embodiment, the method includes associating one or more user-settable preferences with an electronic device having a known identity; detecting presence of the electronic device; and applying the one or more preferences associated with the electronic device to operation of the mobile telephone. In another embodiment, the method includes associating one or more user-settable preferences with a segment of time; and during the segment of time, applying the one or more preferences associated with the segment of time to operation of the mobile telephone.10-02-2008
20110256852SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR STORAGE OF USER INFORMATION AND FOR VERIFYING USER IDENTITY - Systems and methods are provided for maintaining user profile information and allowing for biometric verification of the user's identity. The user stores or links to personal, financial, etc. information in a web page. The user can limit the types of information that is available to others. The information can be downloaded to a portable device. The information can be used for financial transactions, where the financial information is transmitted to a web site, an ATM, credit card machine, etc. for financial approval. The information can also be used to find other users with similar interest. The user stores selected characteristics that they would like to find in other users, which are compared with other user's profiles. Matching users are aided in locating one another, where they may then prove their identity to each other by biometrically verifying that they are the owner of the user profile.10-20-2011
20110256853WIFI AND GSM LANDMARKS AND NEIGHBORHOODS FOR LOCATION BASED SERVICES - A system for capturing and delivering location-based information and services captures wireless landmark information sent by mobile devices to build a map of locations based on the relationship between wireless landmarks that are visible to the mobile device at the same time. A wireless landmark may be a cellular telephone base site or local network (WiFi/Bluetooth) access point. The mobile device may capture a location signature using identifiers for all wireless local area networks in range as well as one or more cellular telephone transmitters. A location service resolves the location signature into a relative location that an application service may use to record incoming information or to send location-specific information such as traveler comments, reviews, or advertisements. The distance between two mobile devices may be calculated using weighted edge values, representing a number of ‘hops’ between location signatures.10-20-2011
20100279666PROVIDING CONTEXT INFORMATION DURING VOICE COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN MOBILE DEVICES, SUCH AS PROVIDING VISUAL MEDIA - A system and method for providing context information along with a voice call is disclosed. In some examples, a calling device receives context information from a user and transmits the context information when establishing a voice call with the user. The context information may include various types of media, such as pictures or videos taken by a calling device. In some examples, a destination mobile device receives a voice call that does have context information and sends a request to a calling mobile device for information related to the voice call.11-04-2010
20090005016APPARATUS AND METHOD TO MAINTAIN A CONTINUOUS CONNECTION OF A CELLULAR DEVICE AND A SENSOR NETWORK - Embodiments of the present invention provide devices and methods that allow a continuous connection to be maintained between a medical device that is capable of communicating over a cellular network and a sensor network. Medical devices that are capable of communicating over a cellular network represent one form of assistive technologies for the home that can allow senior citizens to remain at home for longer, improve the quality of life, and provide more cost-effective solutions than residential care. Removing a SIM card (subscriber identity module, a removable smart card for cell phones that securely stores the service-subscriber key used to identify a mobile phone) from a cellular communication device requires the device to be powered down. However, powering down a medical device can result in a loss of important data.01-01-2009
20080214151METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MOBILE COUPON PLACEMENT - In embodiments, the present invention provides a method and system for receiving a navigation request from a mobile communication facility, associating a sponsored mobile coupon with the navigation request based at least in part on a relevancy, wherein the relevancy is based at least in part on a mobile subscriber characteristic, and presenting the sponsored mobile coupon to the mobile communication facility.09-04-2008
20080214147Method and System for Customizing User Interface by Editing Multimedia Content - Disclosed is a method and a system for customizing a user interface by editing multimedia content, in which, when a user customizes the user interface displayed on a mobile communication terminal according to the preference of the user, the user edits the multimedia content to be used for the user interface, and uses the edited multimedia content for the user interface.09-04-2008
20080214149USING WIRELESS CARRIER DATA TO INFLUENCE MOBILE SEARCH RESULTS - In embodiments, the present invention provides a method and system for receiving a wireless carrier datum from a mobile carrier, receiving a navigation request from a mobile communication facility, assessing a relevancy of a content based at least in part on the relation of the wireless carrier datum to the navigation request, and presenting the content to the mobile communication facility based at least in part on the relevancy of the content.09-04-2008
20100311397Method and system for payment through mobile devices - Processing payment through a mobile device includes: receiving a command; using an upper layer application program on the mobile device to generate a payment request based on the command and send the payment request to localhost address of the mobile device via a predetermined port; using a lower layer payment program on the mobile device to monitor the payment request sent from the localhost address of the mobile device via the predetermined port; in response to the payment request, using the lower layer payment program to provide an input interface for payment information in and receive the input payment information; using the lower layer payment program to connect with a payment server and pass the payment information over a network to the payment server; and using the lower layer payment program to transfer a payment processing result received from the payment server, to the upper layer application program.12-09-2010
20080254774Communications system that provides user-selectable data when user is on-hold - Systems and methods for providing user-selectable data when a user is on hold are provided. A communications system can automatically detect when a user is placed on hold. Additionally, a user can indicate when he/she has been placed on hold. After it has been determined that a user is placed on hold, the system can select adaptive information according to predetermined selection criteria and present that adaptive information to the user. A system can also generate contextual data which is related to the content of a current communication and use that contextual data (in addition to any predetermined selection criteria) to select adaptive information that is relevant to a user's communications. Contextual data can be generated before a user is placed on hold by analyzing a communications signal in order to identify keywords that are based on the content of that communication.10-16-2008
20080254776METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING DO-NOT-DISTURB SERVICE AND INTELLIGENT PHONE TERMINAL - A method for implementing a do-not-disturb service includes: determining, by an intelligent phone terminal, whether to initiate a do-not-disturb service for an incoming call upon detection of the incoming call, the intelligent phone terminal being a fixed phone terminal or a PC software phone terminal provided with human-machine interfaces and capable of processing automatically a call in accordance with a user preset rule; and reading, by the intelligent phone terminal, a do-not-disturb prompt tone file and playing it to the caller of the incoming call if it is determined to initiate a do-not-disturb service. An intelligent phone terminal implements a do-not-disturb service function on an intelligent phone.10-16-2008
20080254775METHODS, MEDIA, AND MOBILE DEVICES FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION ASSOCIATED WITH A VISUAL CODE - Methods, media, and mobile devices for providing information associated with a visual code are provided. In some embodiments, methods for providing information associated with a visual code are provided, including capturing an image including a visual code and non-visual code regions using a mobile device; selecting a non-visual code region of the non-visual code regions based at least in part on the visual code and an orientation of the mobile device relative to the visual code; retrieving information associated with the selected non-visual code region; and displaying the retrieved information on the mobile device.10-16-2008
20080254773Method for automatic presentation of information before connection - When a communications system initiates a connection, adaptive information can be presented to a user while waiting for that connection to be finalized. The adaptive information that is presented can be selected based on predetermined criteria which can be configured by a user. Moreover, the adaptive information that is presented can be selected based on a characteristic of the connection. For example, adaptive information can be selected which corresponds to the connection endpoint (e.g., the person or place a user is attempting to contact). A system can also delay finalizing a connection in order to present more adaptive information to a user. The delay can last until after all of the adaptive information has been presented or until a unit of adaptive information has been presented.10-16-2008
20080207179Apparatus and method for testing communication capabilities of networks and devices - An apparatus and method for testing communication capabilities of networks and devices are provided. According to one aspect, an interface device for providing communications between a first and a second device comprises an input, logic, and an output. The input of the interface device receives data in a first format from the first device. The logic identifies the second device for receiving the data and identifies a second format compatible with the second device. The data is then translated to the second format. The logic may also determine a status of the interface device by testing components of the interface device to determine if the components are accessible and functioning. The output of the interface device then transmits the translated data to the second device.08-28-2008
20110021180Methods and Apparatus for Context-Based Communications Through Visualization - Apparatus and methods for providing visualization, which may be provided with Augmented Reality, illustrating information for a procedure on a wireless device include identifying and presenting a visualization scenario, such as a video and/or an animation illustrating the desired procedure to educate an user or provide guidance to an user to help him deal with his current context. The apparatus and methods also include revising the visualization scenario based upon an occurrence of an event that changes and/or alters the visualization scenario in a dynamic and adaptive manner.01-27-2011
20110021179METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OBTAINING SUBSCRIBER INFORMATION - There is provided a method, in a communications network, of obtaining a set of subscriber information for a subscriber. The method comprises receiving a request to obtain a set of subscriber information for a subscriber, obtaining a generic set of subscriber information, and deriving, from the generic set of subscriber information, a set of subscriber information for the subscriber.01-27-2011
20110053571System and Method for Multimedia Sharing in a Collaborative Session - A system and method for multimedia sharing in a collaborative session are provided. A method for operations at an applications server, where the applications server is a member of a session, includes receiving a first message to change a controller device from a first device to a second device, reconfiguring a signaling path of the session based on the first message, and communicating media with a remote party through the signaling path.03-03-2011
20110053570MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR MANAGING PHONE BOOK DATA THEREOF - A mobile terminal and a method for managing various phone book data of the mobile terminal are disclosed. A file name of a photo received from the external source or a captured photo are compared with the phone book information and automatically stored in the phone book, thereby minimizing the user manipulation and the process of storing the photo data of the phone book. Also, when a photo of a particular user is selected, a phone book photo is requested from a corresponding user according to a certain requesting method, and when the phone book photo is received from the counterpart user, the corresponding photo is added or updated as a phone book photo, thus improving user convenience.03-03-2011
20110053569PROVIDING FEMTOCELL ACCESS VIA PERSONAL COMMUNICATION DEVICES - A personal communication device may operate as a femtocell providing femtocell accessibility and services to a plurality of communication devices that are communicatively coupled to the personal communication device via one or more cellular connections. The personal communication device may connect to one or more broadband networks, via a plurality of wired and/or wireless interfaces, to enable the communication of packets when providing the femtocell accessibility and/or services. The personal communication device may support direct communications via the personal communication device when providing femtocell services. Signal strength may be boosted in the personal communication device when providing femtocell servicing via a signal booster that may be integrated within the personal communication device or may be externally attached to it during femtocell operations. The personal communication device may receive compensation for providing femtocell services to one or more of the plurality of communication devices.03-03-2011
20110053568SMS-SPONSORED WAP ADVERTISEMENT - Various embodiments of systems, methods, computer devices, and computer software for providing an integrated SMS/WAP advertisement are disclosed. One embodiment comprises a system for providing SMS-sponsored WAP advertisements. One such system comprises a short messaging service (SMS) application server and a web server. The SMS application server is configured to send a short message service (SMS) message to a mobile terminal that has an embedded link to a wireless access protocol (WAP) site. The embedded link includes a predetermined parameter identifying an advertiser associated with the SMS message. The web server is configured to receive a request for the WAP site. If the request includes the predetermined parameter, it is determined that the request originated from the SMS message and the WAP site is provided to the mobile terminal with an advertisement associated with the advertiser.03-03-2011
20110053567Click to call browser functionality - Telephone numbers are displayed within a browser window as active links that can be clicked on or otherwise activated. Telephone capabilities of the device being used are then activated to automatically dial the selected telephone number. The device may be a smartphone, a personal computer, etc.03-03-2011
20110053566Serving Cell Reselection Methods and Apparatus - After a user equipment (UE) in a communication network selects a serving cell for multimedia broadcast and multicast service (MBMS), the UE waits an average time before it can re-select a new MBMS serving cell. The average time is based on keeping track of average MCCH reading time, which varies among network operators. In other words, the UE uses time hysteresis but adapts the value of the time hysteresis to the way an operator has deployed its MBMS functionality.03-03-2011
20110028131FREE BUSY CALENDAR INTERFACE - A method and electronic device which provide a calendar having availability status options based on a type of remote server are described. In accordance with one embodiment, there is provided a method comprising: determining, by an electronic device, a type of a remote server in communication with the electronic device; and setting, by the electronic device, availability status options for an availability status field for calendar events based on the type of the remote server.02-03-2011
20110028129Proximity Triggered Profile-Based Wireless Matching - A match-making system allows users possessing mobile communications devices such as cell phones and/or PDAs to be alerted to the proximity of other users that may be a romantic, professional or other “match” to the user of interest based on a comparison of profile properties. The system may operate via a near-field radio-frequency system such as Bluetooth or a cellular or other relatively far-field wireless system, or a combination of the two in a complimentary manner. The disclosed system also allows a connection between the users to be made if desired by both users, and otherwise allows one or the other user to decline a connection. Matching by the system may be used for social or business purposes.02-03-2011
20100285781DEPLOYING LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS TO MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES - Tools and techniques for deploying learning management systems to mobile communications devices are provided. These tools receive requests from client devices operating within a learning management system, with the request relating to executing commands within the learning management system. The tools execute the commands in response to the requests, and evaluate whether the client devices are mobile client devices. A response to the command is formatted, based on whether the client devices are mobile client devices.11-11-2010
20110070870USER-SELECTABLE ENVIRONMENTS FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES - At a mobile communications device, a communication is received from a communication source. An indication of an environment type associated with the communication source is obtained, and a check is made as to whether the indication of the environment type associated with the communication source matches a current environment type of the mobile communications device. An initial notification (and optionally a leave-behind notification) of the communication is presented only if the indication of the environment type associated with the communication source matches the current environment type of the mobile communications device.03-24-2011
20110117890TOP LIST GENERATED FROM USER CONTEXT BASED INFORMATION - The invention relates to a system for providing a list to a mobile communication device, wherein the system comprises a mobile communication device and a server. The mobile communication device comprises a first list of parameters of the activity in the mobile communication device, and wherein the server comprises a second list of parameters of activities of a number of second mobile communication devices, and wherein the mobile communication device is adapted to transmit the first list to the server. The server is adapted to receive the first list, wherein the server is adapted to analyse the first list in relation to the second list, wherein the server is adapted to derive a third list based on the analysis, and wherein the mobile communication device is adapted to receive the third list.05-19-2011
20100184411METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING DATA DISTRIBUTION VIA CELLULAR COMMUNICATIONS UTILIZING AN INTEGRATED FEMTOCELL AND SET-TOP-BOX DEVICE - Aspects of a method and system for controlling data distribution via cellular communications with an integrated femtocell and set-top-box (IFSTB) device are provided. In this regard, a cellular enabled communication device may detect when it is within cellular communication range of a femtocell. Upon detection of the femtocell, the cellular enabled communication device may communicate instructions to a content source instructing the content source to deliver multimedia content to the femtocell. In instances that multimedia content is already being delivered to the cellular enabled communication device prior to the detection, the instructions from the cellular enabled communication device may instruct the content source to redirect the multimedia content to the femtocell. In this regard, the multimedia content may be delivered from the content source to the cellular enabled communication device via the femtocell. The femtocell may deliver at least a portion of the multimedia content to other communication devices.07-22-2010
20100184413METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING AUTOMATIC INTERNATIONAL AND LOCAL CALL DIALING IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - A method and apparatus for providing automatic international and local call dialing in a mobile communication terminal. Country identification information is received from a network in which the mobile communication terminal is currently located. When a request for an outgoing is received from a user, a country code corresponding to the received country identification information is extracted, and the extracted country code is compared with a country code included in a phone number for the outgoing call. Based on the comparison it is determined whether the outgoing call is an international or local call. The phone number is then changed in accordance with the outgoing call being the international or local call.07-22-2010
20100323673Method for connecting and blocking call in portable terminal - A method in a call system connects and blocks a call in a portable terminal. A call blocking time period is set. An elapsed time period is measured from a time point when the call blocking time period is set. A determination is made as to whether the measured time period exceeds the set call blocking time period if the portable terminal receives a call connection request from an external terminal. If the measured time period does not exceed the set call blocking time period, the call connection is blocked and information regarding time period, calculated by subtracting the measured time period from the set call blocking time period, is transmitted to the external terminal that requested the call connection.12-23-2010
20100323675SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTER-PLATFORM COMMUNICATIONS BLOCKING - A system and method for preventing unwanted communications. A communication is received from a sending party. Input indicating the communication is to be filtered is received. Filtering information is extracted from the communication. The filtering information is distributed to multiple telecommunications platforms. The communication and future communications are blocked across the multiple telecommunications platforms utilizing the filtering information.12-23-2010
20100323676METHOD, SYSTEMS, AND DEVICE FOR IMPLEMENTING COLOR RING BACK TONE SERVICE - A method for acquiring color ring back tone (CRBT) service information of a contact is provided. The method includes the following steps. A request message is sent to an information publishing server of a contact, so as to request to acquire personal information of the contact. The personal information of the contact sent from the information publishing server is received, in which the personal information includes CRBT service information of the contact. Thus, the converged address book (CAB) service can converge CRBT information set by a CAB user, so as to show whether the CAB user has subscribed to the CRBT service and show subscribed CRBTs to contacts subscribing to the personal information of the CAB user, and other users calling the CAB user can select and play CRBTs set by the CAB user.12-23-2010
20100323671MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF PERFORMING FUNCTIONS USING THE SAME - A mobile terminal and a method of performing functions using the mobile terminal are provided. The mobile terminal performs various functions using color information acquired through a color sensor, and the method performs functions using the mobile terminal.12-23-2010
20100323670TELEPHONE TERMINAL, CALL ISSUING METHOD AND PROGRAM - In a telephone terminal requiring an outside-line special number, usability for the user to use transmission history is improved. A telephone terminal includes a transmission instruction reception unit that receives a transmission instruction in which a predetermined dial number is specified, a transmission unit that executes transmission processing based on the dial number specified, and a transmission number storage processing unit that stores a transmission number in a storage unit, wherein the transmission number storage processing unit stores, by removing a predetermined outside-line special number which is to be added or has been added to the dial number specified in the transmission instruction reception unit, the dial number as the transmission number.12-23-2010
20100323672Mobile Communication Apparatus and Operating Method Thereof - A mobile communication apparatus includes a searching module, a retrieval module, and a display module. The searching module searches for an address corresponding to a phone number inputted into the mobile communication apparatus. The retrieval module retrieves a geographic map corresponding to the address. The display module displays the retrieved geographic map.12-23-2010
20110136477METHODS FOR PROVIDING ENHANCED TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES - A first method for facilitating personal contacts among a plurality of subscribers to a location-based person contact service provided by a service provider; and a second method for real-time monitoring of vital signs of a living being. In the first method, personal profiles are transmitted to subscribers. In the second method, information relating to a violated vital sign parameter determined from the monitoring is communicated to a local communication node.06-09-2011
20110136475MOBILE TERMINAL WITH CAMERA CLOCK FREQUENCY CONTROL - A method for controlling a mobile terminal includes operating at least one clock at first and second frequencies, determining wireless sensitivities of the mobile terminal at the first and second frequencies, comparing the wireless sensitivities, and controlling a camera of the mobile terminal at one of the first or second frequencies based on said comparison of the wireless sensitivities.06-09-2011
20110111735PHONE HOLD MECHANISM - A portable communication device holds an incoming call for a user when the user is temporarily unavailable to pick up the call. In response to an incoming call signal and an indication from the user to hold the call, the portable communication device answers the call and plays back a pre-recorded message to the caller while holding the call. The call can be held until the user picks up the call. If the user is on another call when the incoming call arrives, the portable communication device answers the incoming call with a pre-recorded message and holds the incoming call, as well as concurrently maintains uninterrupted communication on the in-progress call. The user can also enter an estimated hold time, which is announced to the caller. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.05-12-2011
20090011745APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY MODULE (SIM) APPLICATION TOOLKIT SERVICE IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - An apparatus and method for providing a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Application Toolkit (SAT) service in a mobile communication system is provided. The mobile communication system includes a toolkit management server and a mobile communication terminal. The mobile communication terminal includes a SIM card having a connection command for the toolkit management server.01-08-2009
20110183655Content Sharing for Mobile Devices - Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to content sharing for mobile devices. In aspects, images that are created using mobile devices may be automatically uploaded to one or more targets. In addition, images created on the one or more targets may be automatically downloaded to the mobile device based on one or more criteria. A service facilitates transfer of images in both directions and includes a pluggable architecture in which forwarders for new targets may be added.07-28-2011
20100285782METHOD AND DEVICE TO INFORM OF DATABASE UPDATE ON A TERMINAL SYSTEM OF AN END-USER - The invention relates to a method and a device to inform of database update on a terminal system of an end-user. This method for informing services available in a mobile system of a database update, relies on a software module signaling database update to the plurality of services following an ordered list of the services.11-11-2010
20120309370METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR LINE SELECTION IN A COMMUNICATION DEVICE - Embodiments of an apparatus and methods for selecting a communication line from two or more lines on a communication device are described herein. The communication device comprises a display module, an input module, a line selection module, and a communication module for making a call over a network to a target recipient. In at least one broad aspect, priority rankings are determined based on a number of factors and selection of a communication line accessible at the communication device on which an outgoing call may be placed is made based on the priority rankings. A list of communication lines ordered by priority rankings may also be displayed.12-06-2012
20120309369ENABLING A USER TO PURCHASE A RING BACK TONE - Methods and systems are provided for enabling users of mobile devices to purchase Ring Back Tones (“RBTs”). The system enables an offer message, offering for purchase an RBT and including a reply-to telephone number, to be generated and sent to a mobile device. In response to the offer message, a reply message sent from the mobile device to the reply-to telephone number of the offer message is received. A code is extracted from the reply-to telephone number to which the received reply message was sent. A particular RBT associated with the code extracted from the telephone number is identified in a table storing a plurality of codes each associated with a corresponding RBT. A user of the mobile device is determined to desire to purchase the particular RBT associated with the code in the table.12-06-2012
20120309365METHOD FOR BLOCKING CRANK CALLS BY USING CLOUD COMPUTING AND A SYSTEM THEREOF - The present disclosure provides a method for blocking crank calls by using cloud computing and a system thereof. In the method, a client(s) uploads a blacklist to a server; the server makes statistic according to blacklist data uploaded by the client(s) and determines a particular phone number be a crank phone number, generates an anti-crank policy and updates the generated anti-crank policy to the client(s); when receiving a call or a message from the crank phone number, the client executes the anti-crank policy.12-06-2012
20120309363TRIGGERING NOTIFICATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH TASKS ITEMS THAT REPRESENT TASKS TO PERFORM - Techniques for processing task items are provided. A task item is electronic data that represents a task to be performed, whether manually or automatically. A task item includes one or more details about its corresponding task, such as a description of the task and a location of the task. Specifically, techniques for generating task items, organizing task items, triggering notifications of task items, and consuming task items are described. In one approach, a task item is generated based on input from a user and context of the input. In another approach, different attributes of task items are used to organize the task items intelligently into multiple lists. In another approach, one or more criteria, such as location, are used to determine when to notify a user of a task. In another approach, actions other than generating notifications are enabled or automatically performed, actions such as emailing, calling, and searching.12-06-2012
20120309368METHODS FOR PROVIDING ENHANCED TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES - A method for processing a product identifying code. The product identifying code that identifies a product is received from a wireless device. A location of the wireless device is received. An item that comprises information pertaining to the product is obtained. The obtained item is transmitted to the wireless device. The information pertaining to the product includes a name of each establishment of a plurality of establishments from which the product is available and informational selected from the group consisting of a contact address for each establishment, driving instructions to each establishment, a price of the product at each establishment, a geocoded location of one establishment of the plurality of establishments relative to the location of the wireless device, descriptive information specific to the product, and combinations thereof.12-06-2012
20120309366VENUE-ORIENTED COMMERCE VIA MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - Methods and systems for venue-oriented commerce via a mobile communication device are presented. An example system may include an access device and a communication node. The access device may be located at a commercial venue and communicatively coupled via a local area network with a mobile communication device located at the venue. The communication node may be communicatively coupled to the access device via a wide area network to provide a commercial service related to the commercial venue to a user of the mobile communication device. The access device may exchange information relating to the commercial service between the communication node and the mobile communication device.12-06-2012
20120309367COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING COMMUNICATION PROGRAM STORED THEREIN - A communication terminal includes a first communication device, a second communication device, a speaker, a microphone, and a processor. The processor performs audio communication with another communication terminal via the first communication device, the speaker and the microphone and during the audio communication with the other communication terminal the processor receives an instruction issued to start data communication and while performing the audio communication the processor also performs the data communication in response to the instruction with the other communication terminal via the second communication device.12-06-2012
20090203362Cellphone extensions - Extensions are provided for mobile electronic devices including cellphones, wherein different extensions may correspond to different communication contexts. In an exemplary embodiment, a call is answered using an automated answering system. The caller is requested to enter an extension number. In response to the extension number, a call alert (such as a ring tone) unique to that extension is activated.08-13-2009
20090197579WIRELESS DATA EXCHANGE - A system of exchanging and managing information includes a mobile device configured to automatically insert, exchange and update a caller's contact information into a user's phonebook. The phonebook can reside on either the UICC card, SIM, USIM, Mega SIM, any other smart card or an integrated chip, on the mobile device or on a remote server. The automatic insert and/or automatic exchange mechanism is triggered when a call is made between two people on mobile phones or other devices.08-06-2009
20100190479MOBILE DEVICE USER INTERFACE FOR DISPLAYING EMERGENCY INFORMATION - A wireless communications device displays emergency information such as, for example, contact information for multiple next of kin or other contact persons as well as personal, medical or travel-specific information about the owner of the device. This emergency information is made accessible on a graphical user interface or display screen of the device to a first responder, paramedic or other person coming to the rescue of the owner of the wireless communications device. Multiple contacts, which may optionally be arranged in order of proximity to the current location of the device, are presented to the first responder so as to provide the first responder with alternate contacts. Where the contacts are dynamically re-prioritized in terms of relative distance to the current location of the device, the emergency contacts that are presented to the first responder have the added advantage of being more geographically relevant and easier to understand based on relevant content being translated to a language appropriate to the current location.07-29-2010
20100190478SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PUSH-TO-SHARE FILE DISTRIBUTION WITH PREVIEWS - A system and method for transmitting previews for media objects that are shared in a group communication, such as a push-to-talk session, are disclosed. Media objects can be stored at a media server and/or an originating device. A preview for the media object can be generated by the originating device and transmitted during a group session. The preview can contain metadata. The preview and metadata can be used by a recipient to determine whether the user wants to download the media object.07-29-2010
20100190477Mobile communication device for establishing automated call back - A mobile communication device is provided for enabling a user to establish an automated call back from a communication system, such as a call center, for example. A software device application enables the mobile communication device to communicate with the call center through the exchange of data. The mobile communication device includes a display screen for displaying controls for allowing the user to interact with the communication system. The controls allow the user to request a list of providers from which to select a provider or company to contact. The mobile communication device further provides controls for allowing the user to select a queue to join from a list of queues associated with the selected provider. For example, one queue may be related to billing and another queue may be related to another aspect of customer service. The user may then request the expected wait time in the selected queue for receiving a call-back from the communication system. Typically, the mobile communication device receives the expected wait time, and then the user may send a confirmation to the communication system for a voice call-back.07-29-2010
20110263230Provision Of An Internet Access For An External Reproduction Device - A device for providing an internet access for at least one external reproduction device and for processing data received via the internet and/or have to be sent via the internet, wherein the processed data are at least partially provided as output signal at least at one interface of the device for the use by the at least one reproduction device. The device includes means for sending and/or receiving electronic data via a mobile network and means for the electronic processing of data, including at least one interface for connecting at least one input device.10-27-2011
20110263233ENHANCED CALL RECEPTION AND PRIVACY - An audio interface adapted to reduce a subscriber voice may receive a subscriber voice and a background noise. The subscriber voice may then be compared to the to the background noise. If the received subscriber voice is louder than the received background noise, the audio interface may output a message to the cellular telephone subscriber indicating the subscriber may reduce his speaking volume. Additionally, an audio interface may process a voice waveform that corresponds to the subscriber voice and a background waveform that corresponds to the background noise to generate a substantially opposite voice waveform and a substantially opposite background waveform respectively. The substantially opposite voice waveform and background waveform may be substantially out of phase from the voice waveform and background waveform respectively and output via one or more output ports of the audio interface.10-27-2011
20110189981Transaction Using A Mobile Device With An Accelerometer - Embodiments of the invention may use a first accelerometer to measure first acceleration data of a first device. Other interaction data, including time data and geographic location data, generated by the first device may also be recorded. First acceleration data is compared by a remote server computer to second acceleration data generated by a second accelerometer in a second device. If the first and second accelerometer data are substantially equal, it can be determined that the devices have interacted and communications can be initiated. After communications are initiated, a financial transaction is conducted. Accelerometer data may be stored and/or used as part of the authentication process in a payment processing network. Other embodiments of the invention use the accelerometer to generate movement security data to make financial transaction more secure. Accelerometer data is used for authentication, security, encryption, session keys, non-repudiation, or fraud protection.08-04-2011
20110189980METHOD OF SENDING INFORMATION - A device stores one or more media and metadata related to those media. The media and/or the metadata is sent by the device and an information server receives the media and/or metadata. The information server may store additional metadata related to the media and/or metadata. The information server sends information, e.g., an advertisement, and the wireless portable communication device 08-04-2011
20110189979METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CREATING A WEB LISTING USING A MOBILE PHONE - A method and system for creating a web listing using a mobile phone whereby a user, typically a business owner or a representative of the business, provides information/data associated with the business to a mobile application including an on-line directory service using a merchant mobile phone, or other mobile computing system, associated with the user and/or the business and/or a mobile application, and/or an SMS and/or another mobile communications network. The information associated with the business provided via the merchant mobile phone, or other mobile computing system, is then used by the on-line directory service to create an on-line presence for the business such as, but not limited to, an on-line web-listing for the business in the on-line directory that includes at least part of the information associated with the business provided via the merchant mobile phone, or other mobile computing system.08-04-2011
20110143731Mobile Communication Facility Usage Pattern Geographic Based Advertising - In embodiments of the present invention methods and systems are described for utilizing usage patterns of mobile communication facilities within various geographic locations to target the mobile communication facilities with relevant sponsored content.06-16-2011
20110136476Method and System for Selectively Limiting Wireless Communication in a Motor Vehicle - The present invention relates to a communication system that selectively limits functionality of one or more portable electronic communication devices. More particularly, in one embodiment the apparatus for selectively limiting functionality may comprise a transmission device comprising a transmitter configured to transmit an activation signal to an activation radius. The transmission device may further comprise one or more motion sensors configured to provide power from a battery to the transmission device upon physically detecting activity (e.g., motion, vibration) of a vehicle. The activation signal allows the transmission device to communicate with a plurality of portable electronic communication devices that detects a condition of the portable electronic communication devices and that execute a control software application that limits functionality if the detected condition violates the predetermined safety condition and if the activation signal indicates that the portable electronic communication device should have a limited functionality.06-09-2011
20110177799METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MOBILE COUPON PLACEMENT - In embodiments, the present invention provides for a computer-implemented method for mobile coupon placement on a mobile communication facility including the steps of (a) receiving a navigation request from the mobile communication facility operated by a user, wherein the navigation request comprises an action by the user with the mobile communication facility; (b) receiving information corresponding to a rendering capability of the mobile communication facility; (c) selecting a sponsored mobile coupon based at least in part on a relevance between the navigation request, the rendering capability of the mobile communication facility, and a mobile subscriber characteristic, or usage history characteristic, or geographic datum; and (d) transmitting the sponsored mobile coupon to the mobile communication facility for display thereon.07-21-2011
20110189982COMMUNICATION TERMINAL DEVICE AND RECORDING MEDIUM - When a user performs a playback operation, an imaging unit starts taking images, and video data based on the image data obtained from that imaging is stored in a buffer of a memory unit. A control unit writes the video data stored in the buffer in a newly opened image file. When the capacity of the image file reaches a limit capacity, the control unit closes that image file and opens a new image file. The control unit also writes video data to the opened image file. The control unit creates information (image file information) for the generated image file and enters that information in an image management table. When a plurality of image files is generated, the control unit stores information indicating the playback order of the image files in the image management table.08-04-2011
20110201319INTERACTIVE SYSTEM FOR GUIDANCE AND INFORMATION ON MOBILE TELEPHONE OR ANALOGOUS TERMINAL - The system is aimed in particular at guiding and informing persons with reduced mobility. It comprises a fixed apparatus (08-18-2011
20110201318Invoke facility service and its applications to compound wireless mobile communication services - Invented is a facility service to be used as a component service for building compound wireless mobile communication services (CWSs). The name ascribed to this facility service is Invoke. The purpose of Invoke is to detect the events signifying that the CWS operation is to commence and then initiate (or invoke) the CWS execution. The events represent variables within a Boolean expression parameter of an Invoke service. The Boolean expression allows Invoke to be very versatile with respect to the possible combination of events for CWS invocation. Versatility is enhanced by the wide variety of events that are recognized; e.g., entering a geographical location, recognizing an audio signal, reaching a time of day, observing a specific caller ID. The Invoke facility service contains other parameters useful at CWS invocation; e.g., CWS password protection, CWS initialization of constants and variables, linkage to other CWSs to acquire data.08-18-2011
20110201316METHOD FOR SETTING COLORING RING BACK TONE - The invention relates to a method for setting a CRBT, including: initiating a call to a called terminal and receiving a CRBT sent from a CBC, by a calling terminal in a communication network; during the process of playing the CRBT or the communication process or after the call is ended, authenticating the calling terminal by the communication network in response to a CRBT setting request message sent by the calling terminal or the called terminal actively or upon an inquiry, so as to judge whether the calling terminal activated a CRBT service; if it is judged that the calling terminal has not activated a CRBT service, sending, by the communication network, a CRBT service activation message to the calling terminal to instruct the calling terminal to subscribe the CRBT service, and then subscribing, by the calling terminal, the CRBT service through a response to the message; and if it is judged the calling terminal already activated the CRBT service, or the CRBT service is activated by the calling terminal responding to the CRBT service activation message, instructing, by the communication network, the CBC to set a CRBT same as or similar to or associated with the CRBT received by the calling terminal into a CRBT library for the calling terminal.08-18-2011
20100029252ENTERING CONTACTS IN A COMMUNICATION MESSAGE ON A MOBILE DEVICE - Embodiments described herein provide a user with the ability to enter and validate contact addresses when composing a message on a mobile device. The user may access at least one of a local contact address data store and a remote contact address data store when entering and validating contact addresses.02-04-2010
20100022227SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING MOBILE DEVICE CAPABILITIES - Methodologies and system functionality are provided to determine mobile device capabilities and/or configuration setting and user abilities and/or inclinations as a precursor to or as part of the management, delivery and/or assessment of the efficacy of promotional material. The determination of the mobile device capabilities and/or configuration settings and user abilities and/or inclinations may be performed, for example, when provisioning a new service or after such a service has been utilized by a mobile device user. Further, such a determination may be performed in connection with a mobile device service that provides free or subsidized service to mobile device users.01-28-2010
20100022221REAL-TIME INVENTORY TRACKING VIA MOBILE DEVICE - A computer-implemented method is disclosed for real-time inventory tracking with a mobile device, including: receiving a communication for a stationary inventory item via a cellular or wireless network from a tracking server that is coupled with the cellular or wireless network; and tracking the stationary inventory item on a registered consumer mobile device in real-time via the cellular or wireless network, wherein tracking comprises: receiving an updated status regarding a quantity and a location related to the stationary inventory item; and displaying the updated status on a screen of the mobile device in real time.01-28-2010
20100022224MOBILE PHONE ALERT SYSTEM AND METHOD - A mobile phone alert system sets one or more alert conditions of a mobile phone, and sets a response message corresponding to each of the alert conditions. The system further monitors communication status of the mobile phone when the mobile phone is communicating with a contact mobile phone, determines if an alert condition occurs by determining if the communication status meets the one or more alert conditions, retrieves and sending a corresponding response message to the contact mobile phone number via a first network, in response to a determination that the alert condition occurs to the mobile phone. Additionally, the system may further search a second available network, sends the response message and a request of sending the response message to the contact mobile phone number to a service center via the second network, in response to the response message has not been sent successfully via the first network.01-28-2010
20100022223Method and apparatus for producing a map for mobile reception at each cell tower - A method and apparatus for producing a video map for mobile reception, comprising generating the video map of an area having points of interest proximate to a cell tower and transmitting the video map over a dedicated channel, are described. Also described are a method and system for receiving a video map for mobile reception, comprising tuning to a dedicated channel and receiving the video map over the dedicated channel. Finally a method and apparatus for determining a location with respect to a point of interest, comprising receiving a video map over a dedicated channel, superimposing a moving jpeg image onto the video map and tracking vehicle movement on the video map.01-28-2010
20100022222SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING SEARCH SERVICES OVER MOBILE MESSAGING - A system is described for providing search services over mobile messaging. The system may include a processor, a memory and an interface. The memory may store a search result and a mobile advertisement related to the search result. The mobile advertisement may include a link to a mobile web page related to the mobile advertisement. The interface may communicate with the device over a mobile messaging service. The processor may receive a first mobile message from the mobile device via the interface. The first mobile message may include a search query. The processor may retrieve the search result of the search query and may retrieve the mobile advertisement related to the search result. The processor may generate a second mobile message containing the search result and the mobile advertisement. The processor may provide the second mobile message to the mobile device via the interface.01-28-2010
20110217961COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, BASE STATION DEVICE, MOBILE STATION DEVICE, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD - A communication system includes a unicast base station device, a multicast base station device, and a mobile station device. Before receiving information concerning a multicast service, the mobile station device transmits, to a position register server, identification information identifying a reception area in which a multicast service is provided. When receiving incoming call information indicating that information concerning a unicast service has been received, the multicast base station device transmits the incoming call information to the mobile station device. The mobile station device receives the incoming call information even while receiving the information concerning the multicast service.09-08-2011
20110217960WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, CONTROLLING METHOD FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE, AND RECORDING MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM - To improve operability by a user in a case of performing data transfer wirelessly in a near area, a near-field wireless communication circuit 09-08-2011
20110217959Alternative process determining method, alternative process determining apparatus, recording medium, and mobile telephone terminal - A method for determining, by a computer, an alternative process includes receiving from a transmitting side terminal a communication request containing a first combination of a receiving side identifier information of a mobile phone terminal and a transmitting side identifier information of the transmitting side terminal and, determining the alternative process to be performed, instead of relaying the communication request to the mobile phone terminal in response to the communication request, corresponding to the transmitting side identifier information in the communication request based on the first combination of the receiving side identifier information and the transmitting side identifier information in the communication request and alternative process information specifying the alternative process to be performed based on a second combination of the receiving side identifier information of the mobile phone terminal and the transmitting side identifier information of the transmitting side terminal managed in an alternative process information manager.09-08-2011
20110217958SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REPORTING CIVIC INCIDENTS OVER MOBILE DATA NETWORKS - The system is a computer-implemented method for transmitting information, photos, video and other media about a civic infrastructure problem from a mobile device to a designated control entity. The control entity can then transmit data related to the infrastructure problem to mobile and other devices associated with the system that are within the geographic location of the infrastructure problem.09-08-2011
20110217957MODEM SIGNALING USING SPEECH COMPONENTS OVER A VOICE CHANNEL OF A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A system and method of communicating with a modem via a voice channel of a wireless communication system. The method carried out by the system includes the steps of (a) establishing a voice channel connection between a vehicle telematics unit and call center via a wireless cellular network, (b) generating a modem signaling carrier comprising a single frequency tone together with a speech component, (c) sending the modem signaling carrier over the voice channel connection using an EVRC-B vocoder, (d) establishing a data communication session over the voice channel connection in response to the modem signaling carrier, and thereafter (e) carrying out data communications between the vehicle telematics unit and call center during the data communication session.09-08-2011
20120302220APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR RESOLVING RECORDING CONFLICTS OF A DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER - Apparatus and methods are provided which facilitate the resolution of recording conflicts of a digital video recorder (DVR). A DVR identifies a recording conflict between a first recording timer associated with a first television program and a second recording timer associated with a second television program. A communication is initiated to a communication device associated with a user of the digital video recorder to inform the user of the recording conflict. Responsive to the communication, the user provides information to the DVR via the communication device requesting to resolve the recording conflict. The DVR utilizes the provided information to modify one or more of the conflicted recording timers to resolve the conflict.11-29-2012
20120302219MONITORING AND AUTOMATING A NETWORK OF INDEPENDENT WIRELESS REMOTE DEVICES BASED ON A MOBILE DEVICE LOCATION - A wireless monitoring and automation network is provided that includes at least one mobile device and a plurality of independent wireless remote devices. Each of the plurality of independent wireless remote devices is configured to have its automated or monitored settings controlled based on the location of the mobile device, and/or user settings, and/or time, and/or environmental conditions. Each independent wireless remote device can communicate directly to the at least one mobile device and thus not dependent on supporting electronic devices or cabling hardware to control the automated or monitored settings.11-29-2012
20080311891TECHNIQUES FOR LAWFUL INTERCEPTION IN WIRELESS NETWORKS - An embodiment of the present invention provides an apparatus, comprising a transceiver operable in a wireless network, wherein the transceiver is configured to enable wireless interception by a predetermined third party without the knowledge of a user of said transceiver.12-18-2008
20080261570Radio Communication Apparatus and Method of Control - A method of operating a radio communication apparatus (10-23-2008
20120302218RADIO COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING RADIO COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - A radio communication apparatus includes a receiving unit configured to receive information controlling a timing at which an access request for accessing an access destination over a network is to be executed. The radio communication apparatus also includes a control unit configured to control execution of the access request with a timing controlled based at least in part on the information. An associated method, medium and an information processing apparatus are also described.11-29-2012
20120302217DETERMINATION OF NON-VOICE EMERGENCY SERVICE AVAILABILITY - Determining if non-voice emergency services (NOVES) are available is accomplished via an indicator provided via a control channel and/or via a query to a network entity. For example, a NOVES indicator can be provided, via a control channel message, to a communications device, indicating whether non-voice emergency services (NOVES) are available or not available. Additionally, capabilities of public safety answering points (PSAPs) providing NOVES can be included. For example, the indicator can include information as to whether an identified PSAP can receive a text based emergency message, an emergency message comprising a image, and emergency message comprising audio, and/or an emergency message comprising video. In another example configuration, a communications device can query a communications network to determine the availability of NOVES and PSAP capabilities. A response to the query can include an indication as to whether non-voice services are available, and, if appropriate, the types of NOVES services available.11-29-2012
20120302216METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DYNAMICALLY UPDATING AN ADDRESS BOOK WHEN A MOBILE DEVICE ROAMS FROM ONE NETWORK TO ANOTHER - A method and apparatus is disclosed for dynamically switching an operating address book upon registering a migrating radio with a visited network. Prior to migrating, the radio uses a first address book in a home network to identify calling radios in the home network, wherein the first address book includes information associated with radios in the home network. Upon roaming to a visited network, the radio registers with the visited network and the radio retrieves an additional network specific address book for the visited network. The radio automatically switches to the additional network specific address book, upon registering with the visited network. Subsequent calls received by the radio are thereafter identified according to information stored in the additional network specific address book.11-29-2012
20110028130METHOD OF PROVIDING A CALL COMPLETION SERVICE TO A NOT REGISTERED OR NOT AVAILABLE USER IN A TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK - A method is disclosed of providing a call completion service to a not registered or not available user (CCNReg): —sending (02-03-2011
20080207181Method and system for applying value added services on messages sent to a subscriber without affecting the subscriber's mobile communication - The present invention provides a method of applying one or more value added services (VAS) on messages sent to a subscriber without affecting the subscriber's mobile communication. The method includes receiving an activation request from the subscriber for activating one or more VAS, at a signaling gateway (SG). The method further includes retrieving the subscriber's visited switching address and the subscriber's address from a home location information database associated with the subscriber. Further, the method includes storing the subscriber's address, the subscriber's visited switching address, the home location information database address and an indication for activating the one or more VAS in a database associated with the SG. The method further includes updating the home location information database so as to redirect the messages, sent to the subscriber's address, to the SG. Finally, the method includes applying a logic corresponding to the VAS by the SG on the redirected messages.08-28-2008
20100304720METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GUIDING MEDIA CAPTURE - An approach is provided for the presentation of guidance information for capturing media content by a mobile device. Location information of the mobile device is acquired. A presentation is initiated of guidance information for capturing media content by the mobile device as part of a sequence of media contents. The guidance information is based on the location information and specifies distance and directional angle for the capture of the media content according to the sequence of media contents. Whether there is a deviation from guidance information is determined. A signal is generated to provide feedback relating to the determined deviation.12-02-2010
20110306325STREAMING VIDEO/AUDIO FROM MOBILE PHONE TO ANY DEVICE - The present example provides a mobile device such as a phone that can be used for data capturing at remote places and sending the captured data to PC's mobile devices by live streaming using a network such as a WIFI network, the internet, Bluetooth, a CDMA network or any equivalent network. Prior to streaming the signal may be packetized and compressed.12-15-2011
20110306324COMMUNICATION METHOD OF A MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF ADVERTISING TO A MOBILE TERMINAL - A communication method of a macro base station including reporting information about a broadcast channel section in order to identify a femtocell in the macrocell, is provided. The macro base station receives position information of a mobile terminal and a request for information about neighboring femto base stations from the mobile terminal, when the mobile terminal identifies an accessible femto base station in the broadcast channel section. The macro base station generates a list of the neighboring femto base stations and information about the neighboring femto base stations based on the position information of the mobile terminal, and transmits the list and the information about the neighboring femto base stations to the mobile terminal.12-15-2011
20110306323ACQUISITION OF NAVIGATION ASSISTANCE INFORMATION FOR A MOBILE STATION - Navigation assistance information for a mobile station is acquired based on a feature descriptor of an image of a visual beacon captured by the mobile station. The navigation assistance information includes locations of neighboring visual beacons, locations of wireless positioning resources; user environmental context information. The navigation assistance information may then be used to assist in navigating within the local environment. The visual beacon may be an artificial feature, such as a QR code or other type of matrix or bar code or a natural feature, such as a statute or architectural detail. The mobile station may request navigation assistance by transmitting the feature descriptor to a server. The server retrieves the navigation assistance information from a database based on the feature descriptor and optionally location information, which may also be provided in the navigation assistance request, and transmits the navigation assistance information to the mobile station.12-15-2011
20090023426INTELLIGENT REAL ACCESS POINT NAME (APN) SELECTION USING VIRTUAL APNS - In one embodiment, a first access request is received from a mobile device. The access request may be received through a first access medium for a virtual access point name (APN). A session is created with a service using a first real access point name (APN) for the mobile device. A second access request is received through a second type of access medium. The request may be received through a second virtual APN. A session is determined that is active for the mobile device through the first access medium and the second access request is assigned the first real APN even though the request is received through a second access medium. The continuity of the connection may then be maintained because the first real APN is still being used. In this case, a handoff of the connection from the first access network to the second access network is performed while the connection to the service is maintained through the first real APN.01-22-2009
20110306327Method for forwarding multimedia messages in a public land mobile network, the handling of a short message, Core Network for forwarding multimedia messages in a public land mobile network, and Unit providing a multimedia message forwarding function in a Core Network - A method for forwarding multimedia messages in a public land mobile network using a core network with a unit providing a multimedia message forwarding function, includes storing, in a forwarding information database, a multimedia message forwarding information related to forwarding, to a second international mobile subscriber identity, of multimedia messages directed to a first international mobile subscriber identity. The public land mobile network, receives a request for a delivery of a mobile terminated multimedia message to the first international mobile subscriber identity. The multimedia message forwarding function determines the multimedia message forwarding information. The multimedia message forwarding function forwards the multimedia message to the second international mobile subscriber identity based on the multimedia message forwarding information so that the forwarding is performed based on at least one of a time of reception of the multimedia message, a state of activation of a subscriber associated with the first international mobile subscriber identity and a state of activation of the subscriber associated with the second international mobile subscriber identity.12-15-2011
20100081416VIRTUAL SKYWRITING - Users with mobile computing devices author skywriting and submit them to a virtual skywriting service. A mobile computing device having wireless network access is configured to capture a digital image of a real world scene including sky. The image is captured while the mobile computing device is in a geographical location or area. While the mobile computing device is still in the geographical location or area, it transmits via the wireless network a request for virtual skywriting. The request is received by a skywriting service that obtains or determines the geographical location/area that the computing device is in or near. The skywriting service selects a skywriting from among the previously submitted skywritings; the skywriting may be selected based on its having been entered at or associated with the geographical location. The mobile device receives the virtual skywriting from the service and displays a version of the digital image with the virtual skywriting added to the sky in the version of the digital image. Either the service or the mobile device may render the skywriting onto the image. Various effects may be applied in rendering the skywriting to give it realistic or vapor-like appearance.04-01-2010
20100081417System and Method for Secure Management of Mobile User Access to Enterprise Network Resources - A system and method are provided for managing mobile user access to enterprise network resources from a wireless mobile device, such as a smart phone or mobile computer, with improved security and access control. Access rules determining accessible resources and associated permitted operations are determined based on membership of an authenticated user to each of one or more groups, each group being associated with a set of permitted accessible resources and operations. For each user, based on membership of a group, or a Boolean evaluation of memberships of two or more groups, a list of accessible resources and permitted operations is generated, and the list is made available for subsequent processes, e.g. presentation to the user on an interface of the mobile device. Access rules may also be defined dependent on other information received from the system, or from the mobile device, such as time or location. Requests for an operation such as read access or write access to a network resource, such as a file, lists, shared calendars et al., may thus be readily controlled by an IT manager for multiple users of an enterprise network. Since the application resides in an application layer between the mobile device and existing security infrastructure, mobile access may be set without overriding internal access policies.04-01-2010
20090239510THEME BASED ADVERTISING - Various embodiments of the present disclosure are related to leveraging mobility management techniques implemented in mobile networks to distribute advertisements to mobile devices. In certain embodiments of the present disclosure, advertisements can be transmitted on a broadcast control channel of a base station and in at least one embodiment the advertisements can be relevant to the area the base station services. Mobile devices that detect the broadcast control channel can store the advertisements. If for example, a user is interested in the service, e.g., a product or service, that is offered in the advertisement they can initiate a purchase procedure.09-24-2009
20120040647PORTABLE TELEPHONE - An incoming call detection unit (02-16-2012
20110111736Systems and Devices for Emergency Tracking and Health Monitoring - The present disclosure provides for systems, devices, and methods which address needs of seniors, disabled persons, or any other similar users, at a stage in life when they can still live independently while benefiting from monitored care. Embodiments described herein enable a higher level of connectivity without requiring the member to be technologically savvy, and provides a simple mechanism for personalized emergency support. Embodiments utilize at least one personal communication device which may allow for remote interactions with medical and concierge personnel in a monitoring center or other emergency contacts, in order to fulfill requests for everyday needs, ranging from providing directions to a locations, to health alerts based on health and status measurements collected electronically and remotely.05-12-2011
20110111738MULTI-SOURCE COMPILATION PROFILES FOR TARGETED CONTENT SOURCING - In at least one embodiment, a profile/content system generates, accesses, and/or serves a compilation profile for targeting content to identifiable communication devices (“ICDs”). The compilation profile can include data associated with a user of an ICD, and the profile/content system obtains the data from multiple data sources. The data sources can include a particular ICD and can also include particular applications running on the ICD and other data sources such as web sites and data aggregators that store data associated with the IDC user. The profile/content system can operate in a variety of modes depending upon a type of request received by the profile/content system. Exemplary modes are: (1) a direct content provision mode, (2) an indirect content provision mode, and (3) a compilation profile provision mode. In at least one embodiment, in the direct content provision mode, the profile/content system receives a request for content directly via an ICD.05-12-2011
20110111737METHOD OF REGISTERING A MOBILE STATION WITH A SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE - A method of registering a mobile station with a website includes the steps of receiving an identification of the mobile station at the website and, determining whether or not the mobile station is already registered at the website, based on the received identification. Upon determining that the mobile station is not already registered, the website interacts with a user of the mobile station to obtain information from the user to register the mobile station and association thereof with the user at the website. Upon completion of registering of the mobile station at the website, a message is sent to the mobile station, indicating the registration of the mobile station with the website.05-12-2011
20110111739Method for forming the emotional and mental approach of sportsmen. - The invention relates to methods for influencing the emotional and mental approach of a sportsman, in particular a football player. The inventive method for forming the emotional and mental approach of sportsmen, in particular football players, by transmitting signals from mobile telephones of supporters on air consists in converting the received signals into a summed audio signal, controlling the loudness of the summed audio signal and broadcasting said signal on a stadium via loudspeakers. An explanatory text for transmitting the signals from mobile telephones on air can be preliminary provided to the supporters. The text can be provided by displaying it on TV-sets during the transmission of a sports event or by means of an audio announcement. Current value of the summed signal intensity can be displayed on the screens of TV sets and/or on the video display of the stadium during the sports event TV transmission. The inventive method makes it possible for supporters outside the stadium to directly influence the emotional and mental approach of sportsmen by contributing to the background sound at the stadium and, in particular, by being able to absent participate in fan-chants performed in order to support the sportsmen, which are immediately heard by the sportsmen during the sports event.05-12-2011
20120040649COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, INFORMATION ANALYZING APPARATUS AND INFORMATION ANALYZING METHOD - For easily and quickly collecting data regarding macroscopic population distribution, and easily and quickly obtaining the survey results, an RNC includes: a location registration signal receiver that receives location registration signals, and a signal number counting module that counts the number of the location registration signals for each sector, and an information analyzing apparatus includes: a population distribution calculation module that calculates population distribution information based on the number of the location registration signals; and an output module that outputs the population distribution information.02-16-2012
20120040650SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATED DETECTION OF MOBILE PHONE USAGE - A method and apparatus for automated detection of mobile phone usage includes a detection system operative to detect a mobile phone signal transmitted from a mobile phone from a building or other location. Responsive to the detection, the detection system is operative communicate data representative of the detection to a monitoring system. The monitoring system is operative to determine the location of the detection system and cause an output device to output information indicative of the detection and the location of the detection to a user.02-16-2012
20120040648Convenient Electronic Sound Producing Device - A convenient electronic sound producing device is an electronic sound producing device that is physically configured to be easy to use in the field. A control module faces the use while the sound is projected away from the user. A pistol grip can be used to ease holding and using the call. A remote can further ease operation and allow control from a distance. A timer allows for nearly autonomous operation. Control modules can be fixed to a firearm, bow, crossbow, or camera to minimize the user's movement while simultaneously calling and preparing for a shot. A pinning hole or a stake can allow for reliably fixing the sound producing device to a surface, to vegetation, or to other objects.02-16-2012
20120040646DELAYING DELIVERY OF TELECONFERENCE ACCESS INFORMATION - A system and method for delaying delivery of teleconference access information includes at least one processor, at least one computer readable medium in communication with the processor, and at least one program module stored on the medium. The module is operative to create a teleconference notification in response to a request from a requestor device. The module can also assign a date, time, and access information for the teleconference, receive an input from the requestor device to delay delivery of the access information, and deliver the teleconference notification to at least one participant device. The teleconference notification has at least the date and time of the teleconference but not the access information. The module delays delivery of the access information to the at least one participant. For example, delivery of the access information is delayed until a predetermined time period from the assigned date and time of the teleconference.02-16-2012
20090036104MOBILE RF TAGS LOCATABLE USING CELL PHONE - A mobile radio frequency (RF) tag includes an antenna. A RF transceiver is coupled to the antenna. A processor compatible with a mobile phone protocol is coupled to the RF transceiver. The processor is configured to receive an activation signal and transmit a tracking signal over a control communications channel of the mobile phone protocol.02-05-2009
20080261569Integrated messaging, contacts, and mail interface, systems and methods - Systems and methods for integrating and aggregating content for a mobile device are provided. Electronic content gathered from service providers over a network is presented in an intuitive, efficient and effective manner to easily allow a mobile device user seamless access to a variety of electronic content and functionality. An integrated message system for organizing information for registered accounts on a mobile device is also provided. The system includes an aggregated content interface presenting a number of service provider indicators. The system also includes submenus corresponding to each of the service provider indicators of the aggregated content interface. Each of the submenus includes a plurality of tabbed interfaces that replicate the functionality of a service provider.10-23-2008
20090104895DYNAMIC CONTACT LIST - In one embodiment, a system receives a user calling attribute and determines current information of a telephone. The system generates a dynamic contact list based on the user calling attribute and the current information.04-23-2009
20120157063Remote Activation of Video Share on Mobile Devices - A method for initiating a video share service of a mobile device based on commands from a remote source. The method includes receiving a request from the remote source to initiate the video share service, authenticating the sender of the request, receiving a command to start the video share service; and transmitting the output of the service. There is also a system configured for receiving a request from a first mobile device to initiate a service from a second mobile device, for authentication of the request, for commanding the second mobile device to start a service under control of the first mobile device, and for delivery of the output of the service.06-21-2012
20110319060Method and System for Obtaining Mobile Metrics - Described herein are embodiments of systems, methods and computer program products for measuring data usage, numbers of videos streamed to mobile devices or content shared to mobile, that is useful for obtaining mobile metrics of usage and content. The mobile metrics are rich in content and readily useable such that information can be displayed, organized and/or analyzed in a manner that is easily understandable and subject to comparison.12-29-2011
20110319057METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING A SOCIAL NETWORKING STATUS MESSAGE ON A DIALING PHONE - In one embodiment, a method includes identifying when a call to a callee has been initiated by a system. Once the call is identified as being initiated, status information associated with the callee is obtained. The status information is then displayed on the system.12-29-2011
20120252420Method for Suspending Transmission and Reception of Text Messages and Phone Calls - The present invention relates to the field of wireless communication and specifically the use of a cell-phone to monitor safe driving by suspending transmission or reception of text messages and/or phone calls by the driver of the moving motor vehicle not equipped with the hands-free equipment, or complete suspension of such communication to the operator of a train while the train is in motion, unless such transmissions are related to emergency services and where the determination of the vehicle operator status as well as operation terms-and-conditions may be obtained by including such info in the vehicle QR code or NFC or Bluetooth or other PAN transceivers combined with the interaction of the cell-phone based application.10-04-2012
20120252419MOBILE TERMINAL, AND METHOD AND DEVICE FOR UPDATING SETUP INFORMATION THEREOF - The invention relates to the technical field of mobile terminals and discloses a mobile terminal and a method and device for updating the setup information thereof. The method comprises: obtaining a National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) position message through the Global Positioning System (GPS); interpreting the NMEA message to obtain the current time and the current position information of the mobile terminal; obtaining a nation to which the current position belongs according to the position information, recognizing the language of the nation; and updating the setup information of the mobile terminal according to the recognized language and the current time. Through the invention, the setup information of the mobile terminal can be updated according to the location of the mobile terminal.10-04-2012
20110059730Social Networking-Based Teleconferencing System And Method - A system and method for creating teleconferences that leverage social networking websites and messaging thereof. The system includes a teleconferencing website hosted on a server for scheduling a teleconference in response to user input, and for generating a message for display on a social networking website. The message includes information about the teleconference and a link to one or more invitees to the teleconference. The system further includes an interactive voice response system for hosting the teleconference to connect at least some of the one or more invitees to the teleconference. The system further includes a client application running on a mobile device associated with each of the at least some of the one or more invitees. The client application receives a notification of the teleconference from the social networking website, and includes a control interface to enable an associated invitee to join the teleconference.03-10-2011
20090117882MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, BASE STATION, MOBILE TERMINAL, NOTIFYING METHOD, PROGRAM AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A mobile terminal is provided to communicate in accordance with a notice indicating whether or not an HSDPA communication is possible. The mobile terminal receives HSDPA communication permission/inhibition data transmitted from a base station, in whose cell area the mobile terminal is present, via an antenna and a receiving section, and decodes the received data by a decoding section. A CPU analyzes the HSDPA communication permission/inhibition data decoded by the decoding section and controls a display control section to display a pictogram on a display to indicate the notice of whether or not the HSDPA communication is possible (HSDPA communication permission or HSDPA communication inhibition).05-07-2009
20120003964Method, System, and Computer Program Product for Providing Customized Information to Mobile Devices - Customized information is provided to at least one mobile device with respect to at least one provider of products or services. A request from the mobile device is received for customized information regarding a product or service from the at least one provider of products or services. A customized response to the request is generated based on application of a business rule and a current location of the mobile device. The response includes the requested customized information regarding the product or service. The customized response is provided to the mobile device, including information associated with the current location of the mobile device.01-05-2012
20120003966MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - Disclosed herein are a mobile terminal and a method of controlling the mobile terminal. The mobile terminal may include a radio communication interface, a storage device configured to store a content playlist, and a controller configured to update the content playlist. The controller may acquire content information corresponding at least one streaming content from on a web page accessed through the radio communication unit interface. The content information may include address information for retrieving the at least one streaming content. The controller may update the content play list to include the at least one streaming content based on the acquired content information.01-05-2012
20100261462SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOCAL HANDSET CHECK OF THE NXX LOCAL EXCHANGE TO DETERMINE CARRIER - Systems and method for determining if a network of a call page has been ported to another network. The mobile communications network associated with a received call page is determined based on caller identification (CID) included in the call page and information of local exchange codes and associated mobile carriers stored in local memory of the mobile device. The method determines if the mobile communications network associated with the received call page is valid with regard to an exceptions list. Next it is determined if the determined mobile communications network associated with the call page matches the mobile communications network associated with the mobile device based on the validity determination. The exceptions list identifies phone numbers that have been ported to a mobile communications network that is different that the determined network.10-14-2010
20120208509Use of Internet Web Technology to Register Wireless Access Customers - Internet web technology is used to allow new wireless Internet customers to self register by providing an anonymous session connection on the wireless network between a special registration web server and the customers computer and associated wireless internet User Equipment.08-16-2012
20120208510METHOD AND SYSTEMS FOR GENERATING AND SENDING A HOT LINK ASSOCIATED WITH A USER INTERFACE TO A DEVICE - The invention sends a hot link to a device. The device may be on a wireless network, a wired network, or directly coupled to the device sending the hot link. The hot link contains an associated action that is performed by the device receiving the hot link. The associated action may be performed when a user interface is activated or automatically when the hot link is received by the device. The action can be a broadcast action, Internet action, call action, download action, or upload action. The broadcast action instructs the device to tune to a particular broadcast in response to the selection of the user interface. The internet action instructs the device to access an Internet site in response to the selection of the user interface. The call action instructs the device to call a telephone number in response to the selection of use interface.08-16-2012
20080287111Method And System For The Prevention Of Unwanted Wireless Telecommunications - A method and system for the prevention of unwanted wireless telecommunications, which is implemented as part of a computer program product in (preferentially) the telecommunications operator's network. The method and system meets and/or exceeds much of current, proposed, and even academically anticipated legislative (and by necessity, technical) criteria, and thus the broader body of consumer requirements associated with wireless telecommunications spam filtering. Indeed, the method and system provides for a remarkably flexible and customizable advance in the art through the utilization of a progressive filtering algorithm. This algorithm offers both the subscriber and the service provider with the capability to block and/or extract potentially harmful or unsolicited SMS, MMS and other such messages on the basis of an extensive range of parameters and rules.11-20-2008
20120046017SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREVENTION OF INDIRECT USER TRACKING THROUGH AGGREGATE PROFILE DATA - Systems and methods are provided for preventing indirect user tracking in a mobile aggregate profiling system. In general, access to aggregate profile data for groups of users is controlled in a mobile aggregate profiling system based on rate of change values for one or more characteristics, such as population, of the groups of users.02-23-2012
20120009905SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING FEEDBACK TO A CALLER IN RESPONSE TO THE MODULATION OF AN INCOMING VOICE COMMUNICATION - In order to facilitate the modulation of speech delivery to a participant that is driving or otherwise performing a parallel task, a feedback mechanism is incorporated in order to inform the remote participant of the progress of the delivery of his/her speech at their end of the conversation. In this way, the remote participant is both aware of the modulation occurring at the other end and can adjust their speech to adapt to the current conditions, using the feedback as a guide.01-12-2012
20120009906SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RESUMING MEDIA - A system and method of resuming media playback on a mobile device can include playing media on a mobile device and outputting audio associated with the playing media to an audio output device. The media can be paused in response to receiving an interrupt request. A play request can be received to resume playing of the media on the mobile device. A determination can be made as to whether the audio output device is communicatively coupled to the mobile device. The media can resume play in response to the audio output device being communicatively coupled to the mobile device. In another implementation, media can resume play if a determination is made that the audio output device outputting the audio associated with the media before the interrupt request is the same audio output device that will output audio associated with the media after the interrupt request.01-12-2012
20120015637Method And System For Date Transfer From A Cellular Communications-device Application To A Telecommunications Network - Embodiments of the present invention are directed to an information-transfer system that operates within a cell phone. The information-transfer system includes a data-transfer application that, prior to displaying a user interface with a call feature that allows a user to invoke a cell-phone application to place a phone call, places information to transfer to the cell-phone application in an information block for transfer to the cell-phone application. The information-transfer system further includes the cell-phone application, which receives the information block, extracts, from the information block, data for transfer to a telecommunications network, and transfers the extracted data to the telecommunications network.01-19-2012
20120015636METHOD FOR DISPLAYING INFORMATION FROM AN ID TRANSMITTER - The invention relates to a method for displaying a piece of information, using a mobile ID transmitter (01-19-2012
20110165866TRANSIT ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT WITH TEXT MESSAGING - Embodiments of systems, methods, and machine-readable media are disclosed for enabling the management of a transit user account of a transit system with a mobile device. Embodiments of a transit system utilizing such transit user accounts are also disclosed. Embodiments for enabling a mobile device to manage a transit user account can include receiving an identification code of a fare media and receiving contact information of the mobile device. The transit user account, which can be used in transactions of the transit system associated with the fare media, can be created using user information and a passcode. Additionally, the mobile device can be authenticated by sending at least one message to the mobile device and receiving at least one message from the mobile device.07-07-2011
20110165865SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR POWER-EFFICIENTLY DELIVERING UPDATE INFORMATION TO DEVICES IN A BROADCAST NETWORK - Embodiments provide power-efficient mechanisms for communicating small amounts of information to receiver devices within a mobile broadcast system. A generic transport mechanism enables transmitting data relevant to upper layer protocols in a lower layer sub-channel so multiple information summary flows can share the same physical layer sub-channel Data fields are added to the Overhead Information Service (OIS) channel to provide power-efficient logical channels for carrying the summary information. Data from the power-efficient logical channels are provided to an upper protocol layer that receives the information summary flows. Information summary flow may carry a version number of an information flow in the broadcast signal, codes or other information. Receiver devices periodically monitoring the OIS receive the information summary flows. Employing an embodiment, a receiver device can minimize power consumption because reception of the OIS can indicate whether any new information flows are available, obviating a need to periodically check information flows.07-07-2011
20110165864APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING COMPATIBILITY BETWEEN SERVICES AND MOBILE DEVICES - A method for determining compatibility between a service to a mobile device includes selecting at least one source of information for information respective of at least one of capabilities of the mobile device and requirements of the service; retrieving the information respective of the at least one of capabilities of the mobile device and requirements of the service from the at least one source of information; determining a predictive compatibility score (PCS) for a pair of the mobile device and the service based on the retrieved information; and storing the PCS in a compatibility matrix at a position corresponding to the intersection of the mobile device and the service, wherein the compatibility matrix contains a PCS for each pair of mobile device and service if information is available to make a PCS determination for such a pair.07-07-2011
20130183945DELAYING DELIVERY OF TELECONFERENCE ACCESS INFORMATION - A system and method for delaying delivery of teleconference access information includes at least one processor, at least one computer readable medium in communication with the processor, and at least one program module stored on the medium. The module is operative to create a teleconference notification in response to a request from a requestor device. The module can also assign a date, time, and access information for the teleconference, receive an input from the requestor device to delay delivery of the access information, and deliver the teleconference notification to at least one participant device. The teleconference notification has at least the date and time of the teleconference but not the access information. The module delays delivery of the access information to the at least one participant. For example, delivery of the access information is delayed until a predetermined time period from the assigned date and time of the teleconference.07-18-2013
20130183948Application Store System and Development Method Using the Application Store System - The disclosure discloses an application store system and a development method using the application store system. The application store includes a developer community function entity, an application network store function entity and a telecommunication capability resource function entity. The telecommunication capability resource function entity includes a service execution module, configured to call, through an interface, a telecommunication capability in an integrated service access gateway to execute a service with the telecommunication capability, wherein the service is configured to be embedded in an application; the service with the telecommunication capability executed by the service execution module of the telecommunication capability resource function entity is embedded in the application uploaded in the developer community function entity. With the disclosure, development of the application with the telecommunication capability is accomplished, thereby the profit of operator is guaranteed and the viability of operator in the future is enhanced.07-18-2013
20120058745ADVERTISING METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR USE IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - Methods and apparatus related to communicating advertisements and/or service announcements to devices in a communications system are described. In various embodiments mobile devices are used as mobile advertisement transmission platforms. Advertisements may be downloaded to the wireless communications device along with transmission constraints. Transmission of an advertisement is made when a transmission constraint, e.g., target audience constraint is satisfied. The wireless terminal may change its transmission frequency, coding rate and/or other transmission characteristics to satisfy a transmission constraint and/or optimize revenue. The mobile device reports advertisements transmissions to a network device, e.g., advertisement server and the owner of the device is compensated for the transmissions. Transmission constraints may involve a number of devices to be reached, the type of devices to be reached, and/or other constraints relating to the demographics of device users. Information may be obtained from peer discovery signals and used to determine if a constraint is satisfied.03-08-2012
20120058744Mobile Services Access Management Methods and Systems - An exemplary method includes a mobile services access management system maintaining a mobile services access schedule associated with a mobile access device, the mobile services access schedule specifying one or more restricted access time periods during which access by the mobile access device to one or more mobile services requires entry of a predetermined access code, receiving a request to access at least one mobile service within the one or more mobile services during one of the one or more restricted access time periods, receiving entry of a predetermined access code in conjunction with the request, granting the mobile access device access to the at least one mobile service, and providing a notification of the access to a predetermined recipient. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.03-08-2012
20120058749TECHNIQUES TO ASSOCIATE MEDIA INFORMATION WITH RELATED INFORMATION - System, apparatus, method, and article for techniques to associate media data with related information. A mobile computing device includes a media manager module. The media manager module processes a media file including metadata. The media manager module retrieves a first content from a metadata field in the metadata. The media manager module retrieves a second content from a field in an application file associated with an application client. The media manager module compares the first and second contents and determines whether the first and second contents are associated. If the first and second contents are associated, the media manager module retrieves the second content and inserts the second content in a second metadata field of the media file.03-08-2012
20120058748METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING COMMUNICATION OF A DUAL-STANDBY PORTABLE TERMINAL - A method and system for managing communication of a dual-standby portable terminal are provided, in which upon generation of communication traffic with a first communication network among a plurality of communication networks, the portable terminal transmits a hold signal to a second communication network for which communication traffic has not been generated, other than the first communication network, and upon receipt of the hold signal, the second communication network restricts a communication connection to the portable terminal.03-08-2012
20120058747Method For Communicating and Displaying Interactive Avatar - A method for communication and for displaying an interactive avatar or hologram corresponding to a remote party.03-08-2012
20120058746Method, System, and Computer Program Product for Tracking and Accounting for Roaming of Mobile Devices - Roaming of mobile devices is tracked and accounted for automatically and accurately. Revenue records are received for at least one service provider due to roaming of mobile devices within a particular geographical area served by the at least one service provider for mobile devices that do not have a subscription for service with the service provider for the particular geographic area. Expense records are received for the service provider due to roaming of mobile devices within other geographical areas served by at least one other service provider and not served by the at least one service provider. Each of the revenue and expense records is associated with a particular mobile device and includes a code identifying a particular service provider with which the particular mobile device has a subscription and a code identifying a particular geographical area assigned to the particular mobile device. The codes identifying particular service providers and particular geographical areas assigned to the mobile devices are validated against a list of predefined service providers and predefined geographical areas. If the codes are valid, the revenue records and expense records received over a period of time are compiled and summarized.03-08-2012
20120028620CALL INTERCEPT METHODS, SUCH AS FOR CUSTOMER SELF-SUPPORT ON A MOBILE DEVICE - A method for intercepting calls from a remote or mobile device for customer self-support detects when users or subscribers dial one or more predetermined numbers. If the number corresponds to one of the predetermined numbers (such as a customer support number), the phone may intercept the call and display a list of potential solutions to the subscriber's problems. Various other features and embodiments art disclosed.02-02-2012
20120028617METHOD OF COMMUNICATING VOICE AND DATA TRANSMISSIONS FOR TELEMATICS APPLICATIONS - A method of establishing an alternate communication channel between a telematics unit and a central facility that includes determining that a vehicle telematics unit is unable to communicate data over a voice call using a voice channel; initiating a data call from the vehicle telematics unit to a central facility based on that determination; sending information identifying the vehicle telematics unit to the central facility over the data call; establishing a voice call from the central facility to verbally communicate with the vehicle telematics unit based on the information identifying the vehicle telematics unit; and communicating data between the central facility and vehicle telematics unit via short messaging services (SMS) messages using the voice call from the central facility.02-02-2012
20120064866APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING CALL CONNECTION NOTIFICATION - Apparatus and method for providing call connection notification. In order to provide a call connection notification service, a telephone number of a callee may be received when a caller transmits a call connection request to the callee. Based on the telephone number of the callee, public relations (PR) information may be searched for. A result of the searching may be provided to a user equipment of the caller.03-15-2012
20120064865MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A communication terminal includes a wireless communication unit configured to receive a phone event and transmit an indication message, a travel state determining unit configured to determine whether or not a vehicle is traveling based upon vehicle state information when the phone event is received, and a controller configured to transmit an indication message to an originating terminal of the received phone event when it is determined that the vehicle is traveling.03-15-2012
20120064863Method of an Electronic Device for Providing Contact or Group Information for a Contact or Group of Contacts - There is disclosed a method of an electronic device for providing group information associated with a group of contacts. After selecting a particular message type and obtaining a group name, the electronic device displays the number of contacts associated with the particular message type and the total number of contacts of the group of contacts.03-15-2012
20120064864CONTACTLESS READER FOR MOBILE PHONE FOR ONLINE ELECTRONIC TRANSACTION - The various embodiments herein provide a Mobile Phone Contactless Reader (MCR) for reading a unique mobile subscriber identification number (UMSIN) associated with Subscriber Identity Module card of the mobile phone. The MCR includes a Central Processing Unit (CPU), a receiving unit for scanning communication waves on a Broadcast Control Channel (BCCH) broadcasted by a Base Transceiver Station, a memory unit for storing and updating the continuously scanned communication waves. A frequency meter counts the scanned communication waves and measures frequency of proximal communication wave. Further a transmitting unit transmits one of the UMSIN to a transaction unit. The mobile station provides the UMSIN to the MCR. The announced UMSIN is transferred to one of a bank account and a Universal Mobile Money database through the transaction unit for online mobile transactions.03-15-2012
20110098023System and Method for Enabling a Mobile Communication Device to Operate as a Financial Presentation Device - A provisioning system for enabling a mobile communication device to operate as a financial presentation device (FPD) which is presentable to providers of goods or service is provided. The provisioning system relies on a transaction processing system that normally routes authorization requests from merchants to issuers of FPDs for purposes of authorizing FPD transactions. The transaction processing system already stores security keys of all issuers in order to validate transaction data being sent from the merchants. The provisioning system monitors authorization requests being routed through the transaction processing system and retrieves an authorization request of a financial transaction that was initiated with a particular FPD. The provisioning system then transmits the FPD data contained in the retrieved authorization request and the security key stored in the transaction processing system to a secure memory element of the mobile communication device so as to enable the mobile communication device to operate as a FPD.04-28-2011
20120115446Remote Application of Vehicle Component Settings - Remote application of vehicle control settings includes detecting a vehicle in proximity of the mobile communication device, authenticating the vehicle via a secured pairing between an identifier of the vehicle and an identifier of the mobile communication device, retrieving driver preference settings assigned to the identifier of the vehicle and the identifier of the mobile communication device, and transmitting the driver preference settings to the vehicle.05-10-2012
20120208512Seamlessly Switching among Unicast, Multicast, and Broadcast Mobile Media Content - In embodiments, the present invention provides a method and system for switching between broadcast and unicast content on a mobile device. The method and system involves making unicast content available to the mobile device, making broadcast content available to the mobile device; and providing an application on the mobile device which allows for switching between the unicast and broadcast content.08-16-2012
20120071142GENERATION OF MULTI-MEDIA RINGTONES FROM A FRIEND'S RECENT SOCIAL DATA - A communications device includes a receiver to receive social data of a friend of a user of the communications device and an animator to animate the social data for playing on the communications device upon an occasion of a communications related triggering event between the user and the friend.03-22-2012
20120157064METHOD OF PROCESSING INCOMING CALLS IN A COMMUNICATIONS TERMINAL - Method of processing incoming calls in a communications terminal. The method includes determining whether a caller ID of the calling communications terminal is an admissible caller ID, determining whether a time at which the call is received from the other communication subscriber meets a predetermined time criterion, and signaling the call on the communications terminal when both the caller ID is admissible and the time criterion is met.06-21-2012
20120157062Systems and Methods to Selectively Authenticate via Mobile Communications - Systems and methods to accelerate transactions made via mobile communications. In one aspect, a system includes: a data storage facility to store information associated with past payment transactions and an interchange coupled with the data storage facility. The interchange includes a common format processor and a plurality of converters to interface with a plurality of controllers. The converters are configured to communicate with the controllers in different formats, and to communicate with the common format processor in a common format. After a payment request identifying the phone number is received in the interchange, the common format processor is to determine whether to skip mobile communications with a mobile phone at the phone number to confirm/authenticate the request, based on real time information about the current transaction, the historical transaction data related to the phone number, and other data such as social graph data related to the user of the phone number.06-21-2012
20100120402System and Method for Enhanced Content Access - As Mobile Subscribers increasingly employ their Wireless Devices to access an ever expanding universe of content—anything including but not limited to for example WWW pages, JavaScript, ActiveX, static images, audio, video, streaming audio/video, data, software applications, etc.—an infrastructure that supports seamless access to content by addressing a range of challenges that arise during such interactions including, for example, the proper identification of content, the timely retrieval of content from a variety of sources, the processing and persistence of content, the delivery of content, etc. The infrastructure may optionally leverage the capabilities of a centrally-located Messaging Inter-Carrier Vendor.05-13-2010
20120077472TECHNIQUE FOR EFFECTIVELY PROVIDING A PERSONALIZED INFORMATION ASSISTANCE SERVICE - A user may utilize a communication device, e.g., a wireless phone, mobile device or personal digital assistant (PDA), to contact an information/call center where an operator provides personalized information and communications services to the user in accordance with the invention. Such services include, e.g., providing individual listing information items on a restrictive basis, caller identification service, etc. To personalize the services, at least one profile record associated with the user is used which specifies the subscribed services and the preferred ways of receiving information. For example, the profile may specify use of a special skilled operator, personal interests, methods of delivery of targeted information to the user, etc.03-29-2012
20120208511SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOCKING AND BRANDING A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE TO A NETWORK - There is disclosed a system and method for locking and branding a generic mobile communication device to a carrier network. In an embodiment, the method comprises: inserting in the device a subscriber or user identification module specifying a selection of a carrier network to which the mobile communication device is to be wirelessly connected; issuing from the device a request to lock and brand the device to the selected carrier network; in response to the request, receiving a customized configuration file for the selected network containing a device locking command, and one or more branding commands to brand the device to the selected carrier network; executing the device locking command to lock the device to the selected carrier network; and executing the one or more branding commands to brand the device to the selected carrier network with one or more customized features specific to the selected carrier network.08-16-2012
20110092193Method, System and Computer Readable Medium for Addressing Handling from an Operating System - A method, system and computer readable medium for information handling within an operating system, including providing a record retrieval program; providing an input device within a window or screen of the operating system and configured to enter an execute command which initiates a record retrieval from local and remote information sources using the record retrieval program; using the record retrieval program to enter first information into search fields provided in the record retrieval program; entering the execute command using the input device after the step of entering the first information; searching, using the record retrieval program, the local and remote information sources for second information associated with the first information; and displaying the second information in the record retrieval program, when one of the local and remote information sources includes second information associated with the first information.04-21-2011
20110092192Method and System for Dual-Network Telephone Calling - Methods and systems are provided to connect telephone calls, such as international phone calls, using both the data network and telephone network of a mobile communication device such as a cellular phone. These systems initially route a call to the destination phone number through a non-international temporary phone number, thereby saving the cost of an international phone call on the mobile phone's service plan. An application on the mobile phone uses the data network to automatically request and receive the substitute termination number, and automatically sets up a call on the telephone network to the substitute termination number, which routes the call to the desired international telephone number. These systems reduce the cost of an international call, permit mobile phone users without international calling plans to make international calls, and automatically connect to an international number through a temporary non-international number using dual networks.04-21-2011
20110092191ENABLING A USER TO PURCHASE A RING BACK TONE - The instant application describes a method for enabling a user of a mobile device to purchase a Ring Back Tone (“RBT”). The method includes steps of receiving an identifier associated with the mobile device that has received the RBT as a result of a call to another device and a mapping identification code associated with a RBT content identification code; generating a long code for the mapping identification code; and generating a message with the long code as a reply-to-number. The method also includes steps of sending the message to the mobile device, the message offering the user of the mobile device an option to purchase the RBT; receiving a response from the mobile device, reflecting the mobile device's user desire to either purchase the RBT or not to purchase the RBT; and identifying the mapping identification code from the reply-to-number in the response. Upon determining that the user desires to purchase the RBT from the response, allowing the purchase of the RBT by determining the RBT content identification code based on the mapping identification code.04-21-2011
20120077475CAR FINDER BY CELL PHONE - A system for locating a vehicle may include a hand-held device and a communication device on-board the vehicle. The hand-held device may include a screen, and may be adapted to import a map and display a present location of the hand-held device on the map. The communication device on-board the vehicle may be adapted to communicate a present location of the vehicle to the hand-held device. The hand-held device may be capable of displaying the location of the vehicle and the location of the hand-held device on the map at the same time.03-29-2012
20120077473COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, INFORMATION ANALYSIS DEVICE, AND INFORMATION ANALYSIS METHOD - A communication system aimed at easily and quickly collecting data regarding macroscopic population distribution, and easily and quickly obtaining survey results. An RNC of a communication system includes a signal-counting module that counts the number of signals indicating a quantity of signals transmitted and received between a mobile station and a BTS. An information analysis device includes a population distribution calculation module that calculates population distribution based on the number of the signals that the signal-counting module counts, and an output module that outputs the population distribution that the population distribution calculation module calculates.03-29-2012
20120077469Automated electronic messaging to a person with whom another form of communication is exchanged - A method of, within an electronic messaging client that communicates using a first form of communication, receiving from a user an input identifying a tag that identifies at least one communication session corresponding to a second form of communication. The tag can be processed to identify at least one electronic messaging address associated the person with whom a communication is exchanged during the identified communication session. A recipient identifier field in the electronic messaging client can be automatically populated with the electronic messaging address. The electronic message can be communicated to the person using the electronic messaging address. The electronic messaging address also can be selected from list identifying a plurality of communication sessions corresponding to at least a second form of communication.03-29-2012
20120077466TECHNIQUES TO WIRELESSLY TRANSMIT DATA - Techniques are described to transmit multimedia content to a mobile station using a combination of a mobile/cellular network as well as a TV Whitespace (TVWS) network. Scalable video coding can be used to transmit a baseline layer of multi-media content using the mobile/cellular network and one or more enhancement layers over the TVWS channels. Joint source-channel coding can be used to adjust the transmission scheme used by mobile/cellular and/or TVWS based on end user experience.03-29-2012
20110065422Provisioning A User Device For Multiple Services - Systems and methods for provisioning an electronic device for multiple services are disclosed herein. An exemplary embodiment, among others, of a provisioning method includes receiving a first request to procure a user device capable of operating under a plurality of service plans. The method also includes receiving a second request to provision the user device for operation under a first service plan and receiving a third request to provision the user device for operation under a second service plan. Also, the method includes coordinating the first request, second request, and third request to provision the user device under the first service plan and second service plan.03-17-2011
20110065421AWARDING MESSAGE SLOTS FOR A CONSUMER MOBILE DEVICE CAMPAIGN - Techniques and systems are disclosed for forwarding a limited number of vendor messages during a consumer mobile device campaign, such as a CSC campaign. Opt-in events are received from an aggregator's message service platform for a consumer mobile device (e.g., smart-phone), and a time interval is identified for the campaign that comprises a duration for the campaign. Campaign parameters are identified, where the parameters comprise a desired number of campaign messages for the “opted-in” consumer mobile device. Vendors are grouped into one or more campaign message categories (e.g., by service or products), and a bidding frequency is identified for campaign message categories for the campaign duration. Bids are received for message slots at the bidding frequency for a campaign message category, a desired bid is selected if it meets a threshold, and the corresponding vendor message is sent to the opted-in phone(s).03-17-2011
20110105093MOBILE DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD OF THE SAME - Disclosed is a mobile device which voluntarily and easily forms a network under a ubiquitous environment to perform various services and a control method of the same, the mobile device is provided, which includes a communication unit which communicates with at least one counterpart mobile device; a signal processing unit which processes a signal transmitted and received through the communication unit; a display unit which displays an image based on the signal processed by the signal processing unit; a user input unit which receives input by a user; and a controller which controls the communication unit to transmit request signals and perform the community activity with at least one counterpart mobile device.05-05-2011
20110105091INTERMEDIARY MONITORING CONTROL - Systems and methods are disclosed for allowing a monitoring party to have intermediary control over a communication between a calling party and a called party. A notification may be sent to a monitoring party of an incoming communication attempt to a called party, and the monitoring party may control the routing and/or processing of the communication based on a real-time response to the notification.05-05-2011
20110105090INTEGRATION OF MOBILE DEVICES WITH DATA COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - A method for integrating a mobile device into a data communication system at a venue, the method comprising: recognizing a presence of the mobile device at the venue when the mobile device is within a predetermined range of the data communication system; opening a communication channel with the data communication system; and exchanging data with the data communication system, the data being related to an event taking place at the venue05-05-2011
20110105092SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENHANCING A USER VISIT TO A SITE PREMISES - Exemplary systems and methods for enhancing a user visit to a site premises are disclosed. An exemplary method includes a mobile device tracking a geographic location of the mobile device, accessing site data associated with a site premises, and providing an interactive user interface configured to enhance a visit of a user of the mobile device to the site premises based on the site data associated with the site premises and the geographic location of the mobile device within the site premises. In certain embodiments, an output may be selected based on the geographic location of the mobile device within the site premises and provided via the interactive user interface for experiencing by the user of the mobile device. Corresponding systems and methods are also disclosed.05-05-2011
20110034155MOBILE TERMINAL, SETTLEMENT APPARATUS AND DISPLAY METHOD - A mobile terminal of an embodiment includes a communication section, a display section and a display unit. The communication section receives accounting information from a settlement apparatus to transmit the accounting information relating to a transaction. The display unit displays a receipt display indicating the accounting information on the display section for a specified time, and erases the receipt display when the specified time passes.02-10-2011
20110034154SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A REASON FOR IGNORING A CALL - A system and method for providing a reason for ignoring an incoming call is disclosed. The system may comprise a network element having one or more computer processors and data storage units, the network element configured to identify an incoming call from a caller, transmit information associated with the incoming call to a user at a first communications device, receive a reason for ignoring the incoming call, and transmit the reason for ignoring the incoming call to the caller at a second communications device.02-10-2011
20100022225METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SETTING, SCHEDULING, OPTIMIZING, AND INITIATING PERSONAL COMMUNICATION AND PRIORITIZING COMMUNICATION CHANNELS AND DEVICES - The present invention discloses methods for electronically organizing an event among users having personal communication devices (PCDs), the method including the steps of: providing event details, defined by an initiator, of the event to a control unit, wherein the event details designate invited users and at least one suggested event time; transmitting, by the control unit, the event details in an event request to the invited users; indicating intentions, using the PCDs, of the invited users to participate in the event in responses from the invited users; designating, using the PCDs, a compatibility of the suggested event time with the invited users in the responses; dynamically interacting, by the control unit, with the initiator and the invited users to find an optimal event time; and conveying, by the control unit, the responses in a response report, wherein the response report indicates the optimal event time to the initiator.01-28-2010
20090149160METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DIRECTIVE TRANSMITTING CONTENT PROCESSED AT TELECOM TRANSMISSION TERMINALS AND FOR DISTRIBUTED CONTENT TRANSMISSION CONNECTING TO NETWORKS - This invention relates to network communication technologies and the associated system and describes a method and a system for directive transmitting contents processed at telecom transmission terminals and for distributed content transmission connecting to networks. The presented method of the invention configures system structure of a network, and co-operative functions of an associated content-name-to-address connection system or similar systems, and the configuration and functions of telecom transmission terminals, in which each communication protocol or service code responds in different sequence. The method any system of this invention does not require users to memorize and to input any Telecom Service Codes at telecom transmission terminals, effectively initiating and executing functions of key word(s) search or SMS information response or WAP domain name connection or general connection with Content Name(s) by pressing hardware key/button, at the same time, achieving the distributed content transmission connecting to network for telecom terminals.06-11-2009
20120122436HANDS FREE NOTIFICATION - The present invention provides a mechanism that enables a called party mobile device 05-17-2012
20120122434INTERACTIVE MEDIA MANAGEMENT SERVER - An interactive media management server that facilitates management of interactive media and delivery of such interactive media. It comprises a first interface to an interactive media distribution server communicatively coupled to a plurality of mobile devices, and a second interface to a service provider system or a content provider system. It comprises a manager module for managing creation, distribution and tracking of a plurality of interactive media. The manager module, via the second interface, manages the delivery of the plurality of interactive media from the service provider system or the content provider system, and the communication of user responses to the plurality of interactive media to the corresponding service provider system or content provider system.05-17-2012
20100093318METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR LICENSE DISTRIBUTION FOR TELECOM APPLICATIONS - Methods and systems for license control associated with telecommunication services are described. An incoming service request can be selectively processed without first checking for license compliance. For example, an incoming request can first be served and then subsequently license compliance can be checked. Periodically, a license server can replenish its license tokens for the service. If a request for license tokens is under fulfilled, then subsequent incoming service requests can be checked for license compliance before the communication service is provided.04-15-2010
20100093317Targeted Advertisements to Social Contacts - Targeted advertisements to social contacts is described. In embodiment(s), social contacts can be correlated based on messaging interactions between mobile communication devices that are associated with the social contacts. Feedback about an advertisement can be received from mobile communication devices that are associated with the social contacts, and the advertisement can then be targeted to one or more of the social contacts based on the feedback about the advertisement.04-15-2010
20100093321TRANSFER OF CALL INFORMATION - A method for transferring call information, includes the steps of a) receiving a server message (04-15-2010
20100093320METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING A NAME-BASED COMMUNICATION SERVICE - Methods and systems for providing a name-based communication service. A system may comprise an input for receiving from a first communication device a name registered in connection with the communication service and provided by a user of the first communication device. The system may also comprise a processing entity for: identifying a profile associated with the name and configured by a party having registered the name; determining, based on the profile, at least one action to perform from among a plurality of actions performable by said system, the plurality of actions including: (i) transmitting to the first communication device information regarding the party and included in the profile; and (ii) attempting to establish a phone call between the first communication device and a second communication device associated with the party; and performing the at least one action.04-15-2010
20100093319METHOD, APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR WIRELESS CUSTOMER SERVICES - A method, apparatus, and computer program product for wireless customer service are provided. A request for assistance for a mobile device is received. Information regarding a type of the mobile device is received. A script that corresponds to the requested assistance for the mobile device is determined. The script that corresponds to the requested assistance is transmitted to the mobile device. In response to the mobile device receiving the script, the script is initiated on the mobile device. The script causes the mobile device to assist a user with a feature of the mobile device corresponding to the request for assistance.04-15-2010
20120164989METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING A WIRELESS AUTOMOBILE KEY SERVICE - Systems and methods for providing a wireless automobile key service are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes detecting whether the mobile device is connected to the automobile over a first network, launching a wireless automobile key service application on the mobile device when it is detected that the mobile device is connected to the automobile over the first network, and receiving, via the application from an operator of the automobile using the mobile device, a request to issue a command to the automobile. The method further includes determining whether the requested command is a first command or a second command. The method further includes when the requested command is a first command, sending, from the mobile device to a server over a second network, a request to issue the first command to the automobile. The method also includes when the requested command is a second command, sending, from the mobile device to the sever over the second network, a request to issue the second command to the automobile, and receiving, at the mobile device from the server over the second network, status information associated with the automobile.06-28-2012
20120164990METHODS TO IMPROVE AUTOMATED CHECK-IN - Techniques are provided to automate at least some of the information gathering required for check-in using a mobile device. A user may enter at least some required information using a mobile application on a mobile device. The mobile application may convert the entered data into a Quick Response (“QR”) code or other type of readable form that may be read or received by a device at the location of check-in. The information entered may be stored in the mobile device's memory and may be modified for future check-ins. A user would enter the location of check-in and present the mobile phone containing the information previously entered by the user to a reader at the location. The reader reads the information which may be transmitted to the location's database. Using the information submitted, the user may be checked in automatically.06-28-2012
20130012176PROVIDING CUSTOMIZED INFORMATION TO A USER BASED ON IDENTIFYING A TREND - To provide customized information to the user, a wireless communications network node receives a stream of data associated with a user. A first trend associated with at least a first attribute in the stream of data is identified, and based on the identified first trend, customized information is sent for presentation to the user at a mobile station.01-10-2013
20120122435Mobile Telephony Presence - Systems and methods for reporting of presence information associated with use of a mobile telephone are presented. In one example, a headset that is paired with a cellular mobile phone relays presence information to a presence application running on a computer.05-17-2012
20120122433METHOD, APPARATUS, AND TERMINAL FOR SETTING SCHEDULE OF COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - The present invention relates to a method, an apparatus, and a terminal for setting a schedule on a communication terminal. The method includes: obtaining schedule-affecting parameter information that affects implementation of a schedule; determining, according to the schedule-affecting parameter information and preset schedule-affecting parameter information that is necessary for the implementation of the schedule, that the schedule cannot be implemented, and performing processing according to a preset scheme for processing a non-implementable schedule. In implementation of the embodiments of the present invention, a user may arrange and manage his or her schedule more scientifically, reasonably, and flexibly, thus facilitating improved schedule arrangement by the user.05-17-2012
20120122432System, Method and Computer Program for Determining the Probability of a Medical Event Occurring - A method for determining the likelihood of a medical event occurring, comprising the steps of applying a data mining technique to a dataset containing temporal patient data, wherein the data mining technique provides information regarding the likelihood of a medical event occurring.05-17-2012
20120122431CALL RELAY FUNCTION SUPPORT SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system and method of supporting a call relay function is provided. The system includes a second modem terminal for performing a call connection with a first modem terminal through a network, the first modem terminal for relaying a call by forming a near distance communication channel with at least one non-modem terminal when a request for the call connection is received from the second modem terminal, or by supporting a call connection between the second modem terminal and the non-modem terminal and relaying a call to transmit and receive data necessary for execution of a call function when a request for the call connection with the second modem terminal is received from a non-modem terminal in which the communication channel is formed, and the non-modem terminal for performing a call function with the second modem terminal based on the call relay function of the first modem terminal.05-17-2012
20120122430Weighing Device and Method - The invention relates to a method for weighing a use located on an electronic scale in communication with a mobile telecommunication terminal having a display screen, the scale and the mobile terminal both wirelessly communicating with a telecommunication network adapted to put at least the mobile terminal in communication with an additional communication device, the method including a weighing step, a two-way communication step during which the scale transmits weighing data resulting from the weighing to the mobile terminal, and a display step during which the mobile terminal displays weighing data on the screen.05-17-2012
20120122429METHOD FOR DIGITAL WATERMARK USE BY A MOBILE STATION - Disclosed is a method for digital watermark use by a mobile station. In the method, a mobile station receives a plurality of digital watermarks. The mobile station detects at least two digital watermarks in the received plurality of watermarks. Based on the at least two detected digital watermarks, a user-specific rule is applied to select a predefined action. The mobile station performs the selected predefined action.05-17-2012
20110130128SERVING DATA/APPLICATIONS FROM A WIRELESS MOBILE PHONE - Various methods and apparatuses associated with the serving of data from a wireless mobile phone, including a wireless mobile phone, are described herein.06-02-2011
20090131024SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM FOR ABBREVIATED-CODE DIALING IN A NETWORK SYSTEM - A system, method, and computer readable medium for abbreviated dialing in a femtocell network is provided. A user having authorized access to the femtocell network may dial another authorized user using an abbreviated code. On receipt of the call request, a femtocell system may evaluate the destination number to determine if it is an abbreviated code. If the dialed number is not an abbreviated code, the femtocell system may direct the call request to the telecommunication core network for processing thereby. If the dialed number is evaluated by the femtocell system as an abbreviated code, the femtocell system may direct the call request to an on-site PBX for call handling. If the abbreviated code is a valid code and the dialed user equipment is currently in the femtocell network service area, the PBX may then complete the call setup within the femtocell network.05-21-2009
20110183654Concurrent Use of Multiple User Interface Devices - A method for displaying multimedia content is described. The method includes transmitting multimedia content for display on a first user interface device; concurrently transmitting related content for display on a second user interface device, at least a portion of the multimedia content and at least a portion of the related content being similar or identical; obtaining user input received at the second user interface device; performing an operation associated with the multimedia content displayed on the first user interface device, based on the user input received at the second user interface device; where the method is performed by at least one device comprising a processor.07-28-2011
20110183653ERROR CORRECTION FOR DTMF CORRUPTION ON UPLINK - Aspects relate to provision of enterprise call capabilities to mobile devices. For example, a mobile device can indicate, over a data channel, that a PBX is to make a call on its behalf to a called party. The PBX can call back the mobile device, call the called party, and bridge those call legs to establish the call. The mobile device can employ mechanisms that a particular incoming call is made by the PBX. These mechanisms can include using ANI information, sending, and receiving audible verification codes over the voice channel established after answering the incoming call. The verification codes can be selected based different behaviors of the mobile devices.07-28-2011
20110183652COMMUNICATION METHOD AND SYSTEM - A software button and software agent downloaded to a computing in response to actuation of the button make it possible to create a communication connection providing privacy, security and dynamic control of service. In one embodiment an online telephone directory comprised of software buttons is provided, in which a calling party can select a called party by clicking a software button dedicated to the called party. The button provides an identification of the called party, but all contact information is hidden and inaccessible to the calling party. Upon actuation of the button server containing the directory causes download of a software agent to the calling party's computing device, causing it to establish communication with the called party. In a second embodiment, software buttons provide a communication service which is dynamic, the nature or type of service changing based on conditions predefined by the called. For example, a called party may specify that, during business hours, communication be by telephone to a specific telephone number and outside of business hours, communication be by text message if urgent and e-mail if not urgent. When the calling party clicks a software button, the software agent downloaded to his computing device would then be a soft phone during business hours. Outside of business hours, a software agent would be downloaded to the calling party which would inquire whether the call is urgent and, depending upon the response, would provide a text message agent or an e-mail agent, respectively.07-28-2011
20110183651System and method for requesting, retrieving and/or associating contact images on a mobile device - A system and a method request, retrieve and/or associate contact images on a mobile device. An image retrieval application executed by a first mobile device may enable a first user to request images corresponding to one or more contact entries stored by a contact database of the first mobile device and/or associated with second users. The image retrieval application may query one or more image databases accessible to the first mobile device to obtain a first image and/or to associate the first image with a corresponding contact entry in the contact database of the first mobile device. If the image databases do not provide the first image requested by the image retrieval application, the image retrieval application may create and/or may send a request message to the second user, such as, for example, by sending the request message to a second mobile device associated with the second user.07-28-2011
20120214454Method and System for Providing Dynamic Speed-Dial List - Methods are provided for managing communications over a communications routing network. A data store is maintained of records of communications links established over the communications routing network between a first endpoint of the communications routing network and multiple second endpoints of the communications routing network distinct from the first endpoint. A frequency analysis is performed of the second endpoints to identify a frequency of establishing a communications link between the first endpoint and each of the second endpoints. A list is generated of a subset of the second endpoints in accordance with a result of the frequency analysis.08-23-2012
20120129503Management of Mobile Applications - In particular implementations, a mobile device management system allows network administrators to control the distribution and publication of applications to mobile device users in an enterprise network.05-24-2012
20080280597Method for Adding Background Sound to Mobile Communication Telephone Talking and Communication System Thereof - The present invention relates to a method for adding background sound to mobile communication telephone talking and a communication system thereof. In the method of the present invention, a background sound system is added into corresponding talk at the time of establishing a talking link between the calling mobile communication terminal and the called mobile communication terminal based on contracting information of calling and/or called parties. In the communication system of the present invention, one or more than one background sound service system is introduced into conventional communication system, The background sound service system comprises at least a switching device, a background sound storage device, a background sound playing device and a control device that are connected to each other. According to the present invention, new telecommunications valued-added services may be added in existing mobile communication networks, making the talking between the calling and called parties more interesting and humanized. Meanwhile, a system capable of storing, managing and setting background sound data is provided to background sound providers, background sound subscribers and background sound service operators.11-13-2008
20130171977COMMUNICATION ASSISTANCE SYSTEM AND METHOD - A method is provided for sending a message to a telecommunication subscriber without revealing their contact information in response to a communication session initiated by a requester. The method includes providing a requestor of non-disclosable wireless contact information of a telecommunication subscriber an opportunity to send the subscriber a message in electronic format. A message is received from the requester which determines available formats for delivery of the message to the subscriber. A message is transmitted to the subscriber in at least one available electronic format acceptable to the subscriber's device.07-04-2013
20120164995METHODS AND ADDRESS BOOK SYNCHRONIZATION AND SUBSCRIPTION STATUS NOTIFICATION - The various disclosed techniques and equipment relate to synchronizing a subscriber's address books located in a portal and in the subscriber's mobile station, determining the subscription status of a directory number of another party with whom the subscriber intends to communicate, and/or for enabling the subscriber to make a referral to another party who might not be a qualified subscriber.06-28-2012
20120164994INFORMATION DISTRIBUTION SERVICE SYSTEM USING MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE - An information distribution service system includes a mobile terminal device with a communication part and another terminal device connected to the mobile terminal device via the communication part. The mobile terminal device includes a server function part that provides information to another terminal device; an email control part that sends information, regarding an access method for accessing the information with another terminal device, to another terminal device via an email; and a server access control part that operates the server function part so as to start processing for providing the information when another terminal device makes an access according to the access method.06-28-2012
20120164996HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING AUTOMATIC MOBILE PHONE NUMBER MANAGEMENT, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD - A method of updating information included in a handheld device user's contact entry included in a global address list wherein the device stores information of a first type, such as a mobile phone, SMS or MMS number or a PIN. The method includes determining whether the information of a first type has been modified from a first stored piece of information to a second stored piece of information, and generating a message including the second stored piece of information and sending the message to a computer system of the organization if it is determined that the information of a first type has been modified. The computer system stores the second stored piece of information in response to receipt of the message by the computer system for subsequent access by a requesting party. Also provided is an improved handheld electronic device having one or more routines adapted to implement the method.06-28-2012
20120164993DEVICE AND METHOD FOR GENERATING A MUFFLE COMPENSATED RING SIGNAL - The present invention relates a method and a mobile communication device for generating a muffle-compensated ring signal in response to detecting that the mobile communicating device is in a muffling environment. The method comprises the steps of emitting a reference sound by a loudspeaker of the communication device and then measuring the acoustic response of thereof at a microphone of the same device. The acoustic response is analyzed by searching for characteristics that indicate that the mobile communication is stowed away in a muffling environment, and if such characteristics are found compensating for the muffling environment by automatically adjusting the ring signal in response to the specific characteristics of the acoustic response.06-28-2012
20120164992SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INITIATING AUXILIARY FUNCTIONS IN A TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK - A method for initiating a service including initiating a communication to a destination according to an address of the destination; detecting the address during initiating of the communication; determining whether the detected address is associated with a trigger function; and triggering a request for the service when the detected address is associated with a trigger function. The request for the service is separate from the communication.06-28-2012
20120129505GENERATING RELATIONAL INDICATORS BASED ON ANALYSIS OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS EVENTS - A system for generating a relational indicator based on analysis of at least one telecommunications event between a first party and a second party, comprises: a relation management engine which is configured to process first content characteristics extracted from a plurality of telecommunications events to produce a first relation parameter and to process second content characteristics extracted from the plurality of telecommunications events to produce a second relation parameter; a terminal device configured to use the first and second relation parameters to generate the relational indicator.05-24-2012
20120129504APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING SEMANTIC CONTEXT - A method for providing a semantic context according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention may include: extracting at least one of address information and surrounding address information of the address information on the basis of a user's location; reading a social relationship list which is a list of people having a social relationship with a user; extracting information associated with people on the read social relationship list in a region corresponding to at least one of the extracted address information and the extracted surrounding address information; and providing the extracted information to the user.05-24-2012
20120315883System, Apparatus and Methods for Storing Links to Media Files in Network Storage - A network includes user information comprising terminal capabilities and readiness information for a terminal device. A network element receives the terminal capabilities and readiness information from the terminal device and communicates the terminal capabilities and readiness information such that it is received and stored. The information is accessed to set media delivery parameters for the terminal device.12-13-2012
20120315882MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND OPERATION METHOD THEREOF - A mobile communication terminal and an operation method may be provided. This may include connecting to a first communication network, and executing an adaptive application that allows the mobile terminal to display either a first user interface screen or a second user interface screen depending on the connected communication network. This may also include connecting to a second communication network, determining that the mobile communication terminal is connected to the second communication network, and while executing the adaptive application and in response to the determination that the mobile terminal is connected to the second communication network, displaying a second user interface screen corresponding to the second communication network.12-13-2012
20120214453METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR PROGRAMMING USER-DEFINED INFORMATION INTO ELECTRONIC DEVICES - A device for programming user-defined information into an electronic device is provided. The programmer allows a user to program customized information, such as user-selected audio, video, or Internet access information into his or her programmable device. Such electronic devices include wireless telephones, pagers, and personal digital assistants. The programmer allows a user to, among other things, customize the device to suit his or her particular taste.08-23-2012
20120214452SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR USER SESSIONS WITH DYNAMIC SERVICE SELECTION - Under one aspect, a system generates dynamic call models within a network, allowing different user entities (UEs) to have different service experiences. The network includes application servers (ASs) and a switch that receives and then forwards UE service requests. The system includes storage media storing hierarchically organized data, which defines potential call models that map potential UE service requests onto ASs. At least two potential call models map a specified potential UE service request onto different ASs that can provide different service experiences. The system includes control logic for providing session control, which receives UE service requests from the switch, receives the hierarchically organized data from the storage media, generates a call model for each UE based on potential call models defined by the hierarchically organized data and on the requested service, and invokes a specified AS based on the generated call model.08-23-2012
20120214449Identification of an alternate contact for use in reaching a mobile device user - In one embodiment, a method includes detecting an unanswered communication received at a mobile device, identifying an alternate contact based on a location of the mobile device and a relationship between the mobile device user and the alternate contact, and transmitting a request to the alternate contact to notify the user of the mobile device of the communication. An apparatus and logic are also disclosed.08-23-2012
20120135718SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INITIATING COMMUNICATIONS WITH CONTACTS BASED ON A COMMUNICATION SPECIFICATION - Disclosed herein are methods and systems for initiating communications with contacts based on a communication specification. According to an aspect, a method may include receiving a communication specification. The communication specification may include identification of one or more contacts, a communication persistence parameter, a geographic location, an event, a date, and a communication channel. The method may also include determining one or more contacts based on the communication specification. Further, the method may include initiating multiple communications with the contacts via at least one communication channel. A communication channel may be a telephone call, an email, a text message, an instant message, and the like.05-31-2012
20120135721Intelligent Dialing Method and Intelligent Dialing Terminal - An intelligent dialing method and a terminal are provided by the present invention. The method includes: a terminal receiving a called number input by a user and inquiring home location information of the called number; obtaining home location information of a local host number and information of a telecommunication operator to which the local host number belongs; determining a call type of this call according to the home location information of the called number and the home location information of the local host number; extracting a dialing prefix corresponding to the telecommunication operator to which the local host number belongs and the call type according to corresponding relationship information among a stored dialing prefix with the telecommunication operator and the call type; and combining the extracted dialing prefix with the called number into a target number to make the call.05-31-2012
20120135720CORDLESS TELEPHONE ACTIVE-CALL ENABLED INTERCOM - A method of using an intercom on a cordless telephone during an active call. The active call is put on hold while the intercom is in use. Once the call is re-activated, the intercom is shut off. This system may be designed for a cordless telephone with one handset or a plurality of handsets.05-31-2012
20120135719MOBILE DEVICE MANAGEMENT THROUGH AN OFFLOADING NETWORK - System(s) and method(s) are provided for management of content in a mobile device. Content can be firmware associated with mobile functionalities, or data a mobile can process. To effect a content update, a first network platform that serves a multimode mobile device through a first radio access network (RAN) can facilitate establishment of an end-to-end tunnel to the multimode through a second RAN associated with a second network platform; the first network platform can then push the content update to the multimode mobile through the second RAN. Typically the second RAN employs a distinct radiofrequency band than the first RAN; thus the content update is offloaded from traffic in the first wireless network. Content updates can be signaled through the first RAN and implemented upon end-to-end tunnel establishment to the first network platform through the second RAN. Moreover, said updates can be scheduled according to a network-configured subscriber update profile.05-31-2012
20120135717FACILITATING CONTEXT DELIVERY DURING COMMUNICATION SESSIONS - An approach is disclosed that facilitates context delivery during communication sessions. The approach may be implemented in a computer infrastructure having computer executable code tangibly embodied on a computer readable storage medium having programming instructions operable to: render at least one service to a user device through a communication session; collect information of the communication session; and send the information of the communication session to a service provider when a call is setup between the user device and the service provider. The service provider renders the information of the communication session for viewing by the service provider.05-31-2012
20120135716SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ASSOCIATING CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION AND A CONTACT ENTRY WITH A COMMUNICATION ORIGINATING FROM A GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION - Disclosed herein are methods and systems for associating contextual information with data identifying a geographic location. According to embodiments of the present disclosure, a communication originating from the geographic location may be received at a computing device. In response to receiving the communication originating from the geographic location, the contextual information may be presented to the user.05-31-2012
20120220273SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR ADAPTING OPERATIONS OF A COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, at a base station, communicating with a mobile phone where the base station comprises a premises wireless access point, at the base station, communicating with a mobile communication system by way of a broadband connection, and instructing a landline phone communicatively coupled to the base station to communicate with a remote end user device via the mobile communication system utilizing identification information of the mobile phone and responsive to communications between the base station and the mobile phone. Other embodiments are disclosed.08-30-2012
20100173615Locating Lost Cell Phones - A phone sends information about its whereabouts periodically to a receiving part. The receiving part can then report the last location or information about the last known location of the phone. The query can return a map of both coarse and fine. This allows determining the location of the phone, even when the phone is off or not receiving cell service. A special message can be to the phone, indicating that the phone is trying to be found. This puts the phone into an “im lost” mode, from which it does not recover until a code is entered.07-08-2010
20100173617DIALING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A COMMUNICATION DEVICE - In a system and method for dialing for a communication device, all phone numbers of a contact in a contact list of the communication device are assigned priorities. All the phone numbers of the contact are ordered according to the priorities. A phone number of the contact are associated with a next phone number according to the order. If a user dials a phone number but the phone number cannot be dialed through, the other phone numbers associated with the phone number are dialed according to the priorities. If all the phone numbers have not been dialed through, the communication device sends a message to a mobile phone number of the contact for informing the user cannot communicate with the contact.07-08-2010
20100173616METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR NOTIFYING A USER OF PRESENCE INFORMATION - A method and apparatus for displaying presence information for buddies who are at a particular televised event is provided herein. During operation location information for a remote device is received by a presence server. A database is then accessed to determine if the location maps to a TV venue such as a sports stadium. If a match is found between the location of the remote device and its database of venues then currently-available multimedia content is analyzed to determine if an event is being broadcast at that venue at the current time. If it is determined that an event is being broadcast at the venue, then presence data is transmitted to the users having the user of the remote device as part of their buddy list. This causes the users to display the presence information on an ambient display, a display device, an electronic program guide, a banner, or in a list.07-08-2010
20100173618SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RECORDING A COMMUNICATION - A system and method for recording a session is provided. One session related to first and second parties may be established. Another session related to the first party and a recording server may be established. The sessions may be joined, and the common session may be recorded by the recording server. A recorded session may be stored and played back.07-08-2010
20120252418SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED PROXIMITY-BASED SOCIAL CHECK-INS - Systems and methods for performing automatic social check-ins are disclosed. In one embodiment, in response to physical proximity between a user device and a venue-operated device located at a venue, an automatic check-in process is performed on behalf of a user of the user device. In one embodiment, the automatic check-in process is performed by first determining whether to perform an automatic check-in for the user of the user device at the venue based on one or more predefined automatic check-in rules and a user context and/or venue data that describes the venue. Upon determining that an automatic check-in is to be performed, a check-in for the user of the user device is performed to check the user into the venue via one or more check-in services.10-04-2012
20120172018SYSTEM FOR THE SECURE MANAGEMENT OF DIGITALLY CONTROLLED LOCKS, OPERATING BY MEANS OF CRYPTO ACOUSTIC CREDENTIALS - The invention relates to a system that makes use of a mobile telephone (07-05-2012
20120172017SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING CO2 EMISSIONS - CO2G0 is a novel method to automatically estimate in real-time a person's CO07-05-2012
20120172016METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING COMMUNICATION BETWEEN AN UICC AND AN EXTERNAL APPLICATION - A method may be for controlling communication between a UICC, a handset including the UICC, and an external device associated with an external application running outside the handset. The method may include switching on the UICC by the handset, executing a first initialization procedure by the handset to establish a first communication session between the handset and the UICC, establishing a second communication session between the UICC and the external device, and executing a second initialization procedure between the external device and the UICC. The method may include retrieving an attribute of the handset by the UICC after completing the first initialization procedure, retrieving an attribute of the external device via the handset by the UICC after the completing the second initialization procedure, and comparing the attribute of the handset with the attribute of the external device to distinguish the second communication session from the first communication session.07-05-2012
20120172015METHOD OF OVER-THE AIR PERSONALIZATION AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE IMPLEMENTING THE SAME - A method of over-the-air (OTA) personalization of a communication device is provided. In this method, the communication device is configured to receive an OTA message, to determine if the OTA message includes personalization data to be used for personalizing the communication device, and to implement a personalization procedure according to the personalization data when it is determined that the OTA message includes the personalization data.07-05-2012
20120172014Detect and Disable Text messaging function of handheld mobile cellular communication device in a moving vehicle. - A method of using a plurality of apparatus, systems, computer application software and communication protocols to create a state that detects and disables the functions of text messaging or voice communication of handheld mobile cellular devices while operating moving vehicle in the form of one and collectively automobile, aircraft, watercraft and locomotive.07-05-2012
20120172010MEDIUM RANGE VEHICLE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A communication system for communicating with a vehicle via a wireless personal communication device such as a smart phone. The communication system uses medium-range transceivers to extend the effective range of the communication system. A communication device accessory that includes a portable medium-range RF transceiver is coupled to the wireless personal communication device so that power for the portable medium-range RF transceiver can be drawn from the wireless personal communication device. The communication device accessory is electrically coupled to the wireless personal communication device via a wired connection that provides at least a wired electrical power connection and optionally a wired data connection between the communication device accessory and the wireless personal communication device.07-05-2012
20120172009PROVISIONING OF CALLBACK REMINDERS ON A VEHICLE-BASED COMPUTING SYSTEM - One or more embodiments include a computer-implemented method and system for providing reply reminders to a vehicle occupant in a vehicle. Information indicating one or more unanswered communications from a nomadic telephone device may be wirelessly received at a vehicle computer. Time and/or date information for the unanswered communication may also be received. By automatically monitoring a passage of time, a determination may be made if one or more unanswered communications have been answered within a predefined reply period. If the one or more unanswered communications have not been answered within the predefined reply period, a reply reminder may be generated and presented in a vehicle.07-05-2012
20120214451Remote Application Installation and Control for a Mobile Device - In many cases, it is desirable to remotely install a software application on a mobile device that performs a function without requiring user intervention on the device, such as in the case where a device is lost or stolen. In one embodiment, a method implemented on the mobile device after installation of the software includes: determining an identifier for a computing device associated with the user; performing a function of the mobile device to obtain information regarding the mobile device; and sending the information for delivery to the computing device using the identifier. In one embodiment, software can be remotely installed on a device that, when installed, locates the device and transmits the location to an email address associated with the device so that a user can recover the device if it is lost or stolen.08-23-2012
20120214450SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR USING TWO OR MORE SUBSCRIBER IDENTIFICATION MODULE CARDS IN TELEMATICS APPLICATIONS - A system for providing access to a telematics service provider has a network access device and an antenna in communication with the network access device. The antenna provides wireless communication between the processor and the telematics service provider. A processor of the network access device is configured to send an equipment identifier and a subscriber identifier of a network access device to the a telematics service provider, send an equipment identifier of the network access device and the subscriber identifier of a secondary device to the telematics service provider, and determine if data received from the telematics service provider is to be processed by the processor of the network access device or the secondary device.08-23-2012
20120220272MOBILE APPLICATIONS METADATA COLLECTION AGENT - A mobile networked device is operable to generate metadata, to capture the metadata in a mobile device metadata communications client, and to communicate the metadata to a remote metadata consumer. In a further example, the mobile device metadata communications client is installed as part of an application and the mobile device metadata communications client further comprises a communications client for the application, where the communications client for the application is operable to communicate with a server other than the remote metadata consumer.08-30-2012
20100048185METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REMINDING CALENDAR SCHEDULE AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A method and an apparatus for reminding a calendar schedule and a recording medium are provided. First, a schedule and a location of an event are set in a calendar, and first positioning information of the location is obtained. Then, second positioning information of a current location of a mobile device is obtained. Next, the current location is determining whether to be within a signal range of a signal source. Once the current location is within the signal range, the time for moving from the location with the second positioning information to the location with the first positioning information is calculated. Finally, a reminding time is set according to the transferring time, and a reminding action is taken at the reminding time. Thereby, the reminding time of the event can be dynamically adjusted to avoid delay caused when the mobile device is too far from the event location.02-25-2010
20100048184NAVIGATION METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOBILE TERMINAL - A method of controlling a navigation apparatus and which includes determining whether a phone call mode has been selected on the navigation terminal, displaying phone call information corresponding to the phone call mode when the determining step determines the phone call mode has been entered, and displaying traveling route guidance information on the phone call information during the phone call mode.02-25-2010
20100048183VIRTUALIZED MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - Virtual handsets may be defined and downloaded to physical devices when desired. The use of virtual handsets may allow a user to have multiple different physical handsets or other devices, all of which can present a relatively consistent interface to the user. In one particular implementation, a profiles may be stored that define personal preference and usage information for the virtual handset. The profile may be downloaded a physical handset for implementation of a user interface at the physical handset based on the personal preference and usage information of the profile.02-25-2010
20100048182Reaching a Communications Service Subscriber Who is Not Answering an Incoming Communications Request - A method for reaching a communications service subscriber who does not answer an incoming communications request to the subscriber's communications device, the method including detecting that an incoming communications request received at a first communications device is not answered, locating a second communications device within a predefined distance from the first communications device, and sending a message to the second communications device indicating the receipt of the incoming communications request at the first communications device.02-25-2010
20120178427SYSTEM, METHOD AND MOBILE DEVICE FOR DISPLAYING WIRELESS MODE INDICATORS - Embodiments relate to a mobile device comprising: a processor; a display responsive to the processor; a plurality of wireless communication subsystems responsive to the processor; and a memory. The memory is accessible to the processor and stores program code executable by the processor for executing a user interface application. The user interface application is configured to determine a first connection status of the mobile device with respect to a cellular network and a second connection status with respect to a wireless local area network (WLAN). The user interface application, when executed by the processor, is further configured to cause the display to display a selected combination of icons in three display fields in a banner area of the display. The combination of icons is selected from a plurality of icon combinations based on the determined first connection status and the second connection status.07-12-2012
20120178426OUTPUT OF CONTENT FROM THE INTERNET ON A MEDIA RENDERING DEVICE - A system and method for controlling output of content on a media rendering device. A mobile phone may be effective to receive a request for content where the content is from a content processor. The mobile phone may be effective to generate a command based on the request, the command including a URL, the URL including an address of a gateway processor and an identification of the content processor. The mobile phone may be effective to send the command to the media rendering device. The media rendering device may be effective to send a request to the gateway processor using the URL. The gateway processor may be effective to receive the content from the content processor and send the content to the media rendering device. The media rendering device may be effective to output the content.07-12-2012
20100273462OCCASIONAL ACCESS TO A WIRELESS NETWORK - Tools and techniques for activating a wireless device on a wireless network and/or for providing a wireless device with occasional access to a wireless network. In an aspect, such tools can provide a wireless device with a temporary addressing number to allow the wireless device to send data to the network; this temporary addressing number, then, can be recycled to be used by another wireless device for accessing the network.10-28-2010
20100273461METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CALIBRATING MOBILE TERMINAL - A method and device for calibrating a mobile terminal including a motion sensor reduces erroneous calibrations. The method of calibrating a mobile terminal by detecting an inclination of at least two directions preferably includes: activating a calibration mode for calibrating an error of the motion sensor. When a calibration mode is activated, a user interface screen for calibrating the motion sensor is output. The user interface screen outputs a coordinate system for displaying at least two facets of information; and inclination information of at least two directions received from the motion sensor is output as one image on the coordinate system.10-28-2010
20100273459LOCATION-ORIENTED SERVICES - A location of a first mobile device associated with a first user is determined, and a location of a second mobile device associated with a second user is determined. A relationship between the first user and the second user is determined, and a proximity of the first mobile device relative to the second mobile device is determined. A location-oriented data service is provided to at least one of the first mobile device and the second mobile device.10-28-2010
20100009663SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PAYMENT USING A MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A system and method of payment using a mobile electronic device establishes a wireless communication connection between a credit card terminal and a credit card system, and logging in the credit card system. The system and method further receives a two-dimensional barcode from the credit card system, wherein the two-dimensional barcode comprising the authorization information, and sends the two-dimensional barcode to the credit card terminal to verify validity of the authorization information. Furthermore, the system and method receives a verification result from the credit card terminal, and prompts a user for payment on a display device of the mobile electronic device, in response to a determination that the authorization information is valid.01-14-2010
20120220271SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SELECTIVE MONITORING OF MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINALS BASED ON SPEECH KEY-PHRASES - Methods and systems for monitoring mobile communication terminals. A correlation system selects candidate communication terminals to be monitored, and then attempts to identify whether the candidate terminals are indeed operated by target users. Following successful correlation of a candidate terminal with a target user, various surveillance actions can be performed with respect to the terminal. Correlation of candidate communication terminals with target users is based on identification of speech key-phrases. When evaluating a given candidate terminal, the system analyzes speech that is communicated via the candidate terminal and attempts to detect one or more of the speech key-phrases in the analyzed speech.08-30-2012
20120220276Application of the invoke facility service to restrict invocation of compound wireless mobile communication services - The principal purpose of this invention is to provide the mechanism for enhancing the safe use of a wireless mobile terminal (smartphone) in a moving vehicle. The Invoke facility service's Boolean expression controls the conditions for which a smartphone app will be invoked into execution. Hence, smartphone apps, which create dangerous circumstances when executed in a moving vehicle, can be prevented from invocation. The total elimination of smartphone use in a moving vehicle is inadvisable. For example, an app that deploys an accelerometer to sense the impact of a vehicle's serious collision and thereby calls “911” to transmit a recorded message that includes the vehicle's GPS location should be allowed to execute when a vehicle is moving. This invention allows an app builder to select suitable invocation conditions for an app.08-30-2012
20120220275ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE CONTROL METHOD - 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 (08-30-2012
20120220274POSITION INFORMATION ANALYSIS DEVICE AND POSITION INFORMATION ANALYSIS METHOD - To approximate how many people from which area flow into a specific target area during a specific target time period, a location information analysis device includes: a point data reading module that reads point data containing time information indicating time within the target time period for all users; a target area point data extraction module that extracts, from the point data, point data containing location information indicating a location within the target area as target area point data; an address information reading module that reads address information about a user; a first combining module that combines the address information and the target area point data of the corresponding user; and an address information aggregation module that performs aggregation of number of inflow users flowing into the target area during the target time period for each of the flow-from areas based on the target area point data containing the address information.08-30-2012
20090061830SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REQUESTING ASYNCHRONOUS FILE DOWNLOADS TO A CELLULAR PERVASIVE DEVICE FROM A WEBSITE - The present invention is a system and method for requesting asynchronous file downloads to a cellular pervasive device from a website. Because cell phones have enough bandwidth and storage space to download the file and store the file, the present invention provides the ability to schedule asynchronous downloads to a cellular device that are automatically resumed after network disconnects and network changes from a website. The method allows a user, having a cellular pervasive device having connectivity to a website server, to request and receive asynchronous file downloads to his cellular pervasive device from a website server comprising the steps of the user logging into the website, the user entering a URL for a file download to his cellular pervasive device from the website; and the website server downloading a file to the user's cellular pervasive device.03-05-2009
20090061832System and method for wireless call parking - A system and method for parking an incoming call. User input is received on a wireless device to park the incoming call. The incoming call is parked. An announcement is played to the caller. The incoming call is connected to facilitate a communication between a user and the caller in response to receiving user input to release the incoming call.03-05-2009
20100291908CELLULAR PHONE SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION RELATING TO OBJECTS OF TOURISM - Cellular phone or internet based system for providing information relating to objects of tourism. The system comprising subscribers' cellular phones or handheld computer devices provided with a SIM card; information database containing information blocks; and assign codes for assigning said information blocks to said objects. One or more information blocks can be selected from said database on the basis of said assign code entered into the cellular phone or hand-held computer device by a user. Information blocks contain at least textual information in audio or visual form, and the content of said information blocks are activated by entering at least said assign code into the cellular phone or hand-held computer device by the user, the use of said assign codes is enabled by an activating code transmitted to a tourist information supplier previously.11-18-2010
20100291907SYSTEMS AND METHOD FOR TRIGGERING LOCATION BASED VOICE AND/OR DATA COMMUNICATIONS TO OR FROM MOBILE RATIO TERMINALS - Systems, methods and devices for monitoring the location of mobile radio terminal users for the purpose of detecting when they approach within range of one or more target locations in order to trigger voice and/or data communications to or from the network or other mobile radio terminals.11-18-2010
20100291904SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING TRUSTED SERVICE MANAGEMENT SERVICES - Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for providing trusted service management services. According to one embodiment, a system can include at least one service provider gateway operable to receive and transmit messages with multiple service providers; at least one mobile network operator gateway operable to receive and transmit messages with multiple mobile network operators; at least one provisioning gateway operable to transmit mobile device application data with multiple mobile devices and to receive messages from the plurality of mobile devices. The system can further include a processor operable to execute computer-executable instructions to: facilitate service provider communications by providing a common service provider interface for the service providers; facilitate mobile network operator communications by providing a common mobile network operator interface for the mobile network operators; facilitate provisioning multiple mobile device applications with the mobile devices; and facilitate communications with the mobile devices.11-18-2010
20100267372Radio Controller System And Method For Remote Devices - A system and method for remote device control are disclosed. A system incorporating teachings of the present disclosure may include a radio controlled toy and a controller for controlling the toy. In some embodiments, the controller may have an input mechanism and a housing component that defines a cavity, within which may be located a wireless wide area transceiver and a wireless local area transceiver. Some controllers may also have an operating system for the controller and an application resident on the controller and operable to convert inputs received via the input mechanism into commands for the toy. The controller may have a microprocessor operable to execute the application and to cause the commands to be communicated to the toy using the wireless local area transceiver.10-21-2010
20120083254UNSUCCESSFUL CALL ALERT - A method for a mobile phone to provide an unsuccessful call alert, including monitoring an outgoing call from a caller to a callee to determine if the callee is available; if the callee is not available, then automatically actuating a message editor, automatically displaying a pre-defined call alert message, including an identifier of the caller and contact information for the caller, enabling the caller to edit the pre-defined call alert message, and sending the call alert message to the callee. A system is also described and claimed.04-05-2012
20120083253EXCHANGE OF ELECTRONIC BUSINESS CARDS BETWEEN STATIONS - A mobile station arranged for receiving an electronic business card, for adding a user instruction to the electronic business card, and for storing the resulting combination on a server provided for this purpose, which mobile station is also arranged for transmitting an electronic business card with a user instruction coupled thereto. A server specially arranged for receiving an electronic business card with a user note from a mobile station, and furthermore arranged for generating a reminder message based on the user note and for sending this message to the mobile station.04-05-2012
20120083252MESSAGING VIA A CODED BUSINESS CARD AND MOBILE TELEPHONE - A method of sending a message using a business card with data encoded on a surface, and a mobile phone. The data includes an identifier which uniquely identifies the surface and the mobile telephone senses the coded data to determine the identifier. Using the identifier, the phone retrieves a representation of the business card, which has a plurality of fields, one of which being a messaging field. The business card is displayed on the phone such that the messaging field can be user selected, a message generated and transmitted to a communications address retrieved from a database.04-05-2012
20120083251User Interface Methods and Apparatus for Initiating Telephone Calls From a Mobile Station - A mobile station includes one or more processors, a wireless transceiver coupled to the one or more processors, and a user interface which includes a visual display and a plurality of keys. The wireless transceiver is operative to receive a message which includes a telephone number string. When the message is visually displayed in the visual display, a hyperlink for the telephone number string in the message is created. The hyperlink for the telephone number string is highlighted when selected by an end user during the visual displaying of the message. In response to the a single depression of a SEND key while the hyperlink is selected, a telephone call to the telephone number string is initiated through the wireless communication network. Detection of the key is made immediately following the selection of the hyperlink without any intervening key depressions.04-05-2012
20120083250SYSTEM AND METHOD TO DETECT PBX-MOBILITY CALL FAILURE - Aspects relate to initiating voice calls to mobile devices from an enterprise network. In one example, a server can initiate a voice channel to a mobile device, and if the mobile device cannot be reached, an access network may redirect the call from the server to a number identified as a voicemail number; however, such number is reconfigured to instead be directed to a number located within the enterprise network. The server can monitor or receive an indication that a call is incoming, and attributable to the mobile device. If such a call is incoming or received, then the server determines that the call has failed. If the mobile device answers the call, the server can determine that the voice channel has been established, without waiting for a confirmation indication, such as a DTMF tone.04-05-2012
20080261565Method for Obtaining Cross-Network Accessible Information on a Mobile Communications System - The application relates to a method for obtaining cross-network accessible information about a mobile station (10-23-2008
20120225644APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING TRAFFIC INFORMATION USING WIDGETS IN MOBILE TERMINAL - An apparatus and method of displaying traffic information using at least one widget in a mobile terminal are provided. The method of displaying traffic information in a mobile terminal includes receiving traffic information from at least one broadcasting station through at least one digital broadcasting channel, and displaying the traffic information on a standby screen with at least one of an image file and a text file using the at least one widget. Thereby, a user can determine a traffic situation using the traffic information provided on the standby screen using the at least one widget. Further, even when no navigation device is provided in the mobile terminal, the user can conveniently receive traffic information.09-06-2012
20120225643SHORT RANGE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND METHOD - A method and apparatus for establishing a connection to a short range wireless communication device using identity information such as contact address is provided. The method includes collecting, when a connection request is made to a device corresponding to contact information stored in the short range wireless communication device, device information of short range wireless communication devices discovered nearby, and establishing a connection to the short range wireless communication device represented by the device information matching with the contact information in part among the collected device information. The short range wireless communication apparatus and method of the present invention facilitate connection to a target device even when a large number of devices are discovered nearby.09-06-2012
20120190345APPARATUS, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD, FOR SELECTING TERMINATING COMMUNICATION NOTIFICATION HANDLING AT A COMMUNICATION DEVICE - An apparatus, and an associated method, for facilitating alert handling at a communication device provides for selection at the communication device of the manner by which terminating communications at the communication device are handled. A terminating communication is detected at a receive part of the communication device, and an indication of its reception is displayed. Together with the displayed indication of the terminating communication, an actuation key is provided to permit selection of alert handling of the terminating communication and subsequent terminating communications.07-26-2012
20120258695MOBILE ADVERTISING ON PERSONAL CELLULAR TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVICES - Mobile advertising on personal cellular telecommunications devices includes an initial Level 0 Interactive Display Message (IDM) having a content precursor for requesting additional content with or without a visual advertising component. Level 0 IDMs may be displayed as part of a user initiated client application or automatically replacing an idle screen. Mobile advertising can optionally include one or more Level 1 Advertisement Display Messages (ADMs) including text, graphics, video, and the like. Level 1 ADMs may be interactive or not.10-11-2012
20120258694Mobile terminal and multimedia messaging service notification message processing method - The disclosure provides a mobile terminal (10-11-2012
20120190349Method and System for Timely Delivery of Multimedia Content Via a Femtocell - Aspects of a method and system for timely delivery of multimedia content via a femtocell are provided. In this regard, a femtocell may receive data via an upstream path and transmit data via a downstream path. One of the upstream path and downstream path may comprise a cellular path and the other may comprise a non-cellular path. One or both of the upstream path and the downstream path may be audio video bridging (AVB) paths. Data may be stored in the femtocell based on timing characteristics of one or both of the upstream path and the downstream path. Data may be delivered to the femtocell utilizing best effort delivery and the data may be forwarded by the femtocell with guaranteed quality of service. Resources in the femtocell may be reserved and/or synchronized, utilizing AVB protocols, for communication of one or more data streams.07-26-2012
20120190347Method and System for Representing Multimedia Ring Tone For IM - A method for representing an MRT for an IM is disclosed. The method includes setting, in an Instant Messaging Application Server (IM-AS), an MRT representing rule of the IM for a user; when the IM-AS receives an IM from the user, the IM-AS determines, according to the MRT representing rule of the IM, whether an MRT is to be represented for a receiver of the IM, selects an MRT to be represented from MRT resources of the user when the MRT needs to be represented, and sends address information of the MRT to be represented in a Resource Server (RS) along with the IM to the IM receiver; and the IM receiver downloads the MRT from the RS according to the address information and represents the MRT. The disclosure also provides a system for implementing the above method. The disclosure meets a personalized demand for representing an MRT when a user sends an IM.07-26-2012
20120190348METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR LINE SELECTION IN A COMMUNICATION DEVICE - Embodiments of an apparatus and methods for selecting a communication line from two or more lines on a communication device are described herein. The communication device comprises a display module, an input module, a line selection module, and a communication module for making a call over a network to a target recipient. In one broad aspect, a determination of which of the communication lines is the communication line associated with the selected one of at least two appointment categories for an appointment is made in the selection of a communication line accessible at the communication device on which an outgoing call may be placed.07-26-2012
20090017800FM TRANSMITTER CONTROL - Disclosed is a method for adaptively controlling transmission of FM signals from an electronic device such as a mobile phone handset. In one embodiment, the geographical location of the handset is determined. Based on the location of the handset, it is checked whether in this location, the FM transmissions are allowed or not. If the FM transmissions are allowed, the handset can start an FM transmission. However, if in this location the FM transmissions are not permitted, then the processing unit of the handset is informed that FM transmissions are not allowed and the FM transmissions are disabled. Also a specific message can be shown on the display of the handset.01-15-2009
20090017795METHOD FOR ENHANCING SERVICES CONCERNING MULTIMEDIA DATA IN MOBILE TELEPHONY - A method for enhancing quality of use of at least one service concerning at least one multimedia data, in particular concerning photographs, video, audio, and/or text. The method includes automatically implementing before and/or during and/or after acquiring the multimedia data functions of the terminal required for the service. The automatic implementation of functions of the terminal including selecting, among the functions available in the terminal, functions required for the service, automatically and/or manually setting up by the user, of at least one scenario suited to the service, the scenario including logically concatenated sequences of the selected functions. The method further, for the user, selects a specific scenario among the previously set up scenarios.01-15-2009
20090017799System, device and method for transmitting a file by use of a throwing gesture to a mobile terminal - A method and a system for transmitting a selected file from a transmitting mobile terminal to a receiving mobile terminal are provided. A user selects a file, such as a picture, a message, e-payments or the like, gets a good grip of the mobile terminal, and makes a throwing gesture towards a desired receiver of the selected file. The throwing gesture is detected and converted into analogue/digital signals. The signals are then transferred and used to control/steer the functionality of the mobile terminal in accordance therewith.01-15-2009
20090017798METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING ADVERTISEMENTS/MESSAGES BASED ON BLUETOOTH® TECHNOLOGY - An Internet Platform administering an Integrated Network System of Localized (customized) marketing and advertising BLUETOOTH® Broadcasting Points, accessed by cell phone/BLUETOOTH device users in BLUETOOTH Wireless Access Points (BLUETOOTH Hot Spots). The marketing and advertising relies on BLUETOOTH transmissions based on predetermined criteria and can be accomplished in an unlimited number of media formats.01-15-2009
20090017796METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR COMMUNICATING BETWEEN IMS AND NON-IMS NETWORKS - Systems and methods according to the present invention allow non-IMS end users to communicate with IMS networks (and vice versa). These cross network communications occur through a gateway which allows for identity mapping between the networks.01-15-2009
20090017794TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES APPARATUS AND METHODS - Telecommunications services apparatus includes means for establishing a connection from a mobile terminal in response to alphanumeric dialling on the terminal, such that alphanumeric dialling information is transmitted from the terminal to the apparatus.01-15-2009
20110124322APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CLIPSHAKER TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICE - A system and a method provide individualized clip telecommunication services to a user of a telecommunication network. A clip is defined by comprising at least video data. The system comprises a clip configuration subsystem configured to arrange a personalized clip based on pre-configured clip building blocks. Further, the system comprises a service provision sub-system configured to provide a personalized clip telecommunication service by subjecting a respective personalized clip to at least one basic clip utilization service. The basic clip utilization service may be selected from a group comprising a mailbox greeting service for video-enabled terminals, a ring tone service for video-enabled terminals, a ring back tone service for video-enabled terminals, an outbound greeting service for video-enabled terminals, an email service, a download service, a video format conversion service, a common access service, as well as a timer delivery service.05-26-2011
20110124321APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CHANGING COMMUNICATION MODE IN MOBILE TERMINAL - An apparatus and a method for changing a communication mode in a mobile terminal are provided. More particularly, an apparatus and a method for changing to a video communication mode using an external key while performing a voice communication mode, or changing a video communication mode to a voice communication mode using the external key in a mobile terminal are provided. The apparatus includes a communication mode manager. The communication mode manager maps a function for changing a communication mode to a communication connect button of an earphone, and enters a video communication mode using the communication connect button.05-26-2011
20110124320METHOD AND DEVICE FOR LOGGING COMMUNICATIONS CONNECTIONS AT VERY HIGH DATA RATES - The device records the data of several steps of a protocol hierarchy within a communications system. For this purpose, the data are received by a receiver and buffered by a buffer. The data consist of payload data and control information. The control information is assigned to the individual protocol-hierarchy planes. In this context, the control information of all protocol-hierarchy planes is received and buffered. Furthermore, a maximum of one copy of the payload data is buffered.05-26-2011
20110124319METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENSURING TRANSPORT OF USER AGENT INFORMATION - Techniques to ensure that user agent information is transported includes determining whether both a type field and a client platform information field are included in a first portion of a uniform resource locator field (URL) of a hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) request message received from a remote client process. The first portion is different from a domain portion of the URL. The type field holds data that indicates whether the remote client inserted the client information field into a URL of an original HTTP request message. If both the type field and the client platform information field are included, then it is determined, based on data in the type field, whether to include both the type field and the client platform information field in a first portion of a URL in a link in a HTTP response message. The HTTP response message is sent to the remote client process.05-26-2011
20110124318System/method for wireless internet advertising utilizing GPS and/or an identifier code via smartphone/smart device interaction - An advanced advertising systems/method that is especially useful with billboard advertisements, physical location of business, TV ads, radio ads and/or local services that are available within a specified zone/area or specific vicinity. More specifically the invention relates to either a system/method that allows a user to easily obtain information via GPS location and/or an identifier code from an advertisement or the like via a Smartphone/Smart device or any other type of interactive apparatus.05-26-2011
20120231769User Application Initiated Telephony - Systems and methods for initiating telephony calls are presented. In one example, a user selection of a desired application item is received at a computing device and a dial number associated with the desired application item is transmitted from the computing device to a wireless headset. The dial number is received at the wireless headset and a call is responsively initiated by transmitting the dial number from the wireless headset to a mobile phone device.09-13-2012
20120231770DELIVERY AND MANAGEMENT OF STATUS NOTIFICATIONS FOR GROUP MESSAGING - Systems and methods are provided for managing and delivering status notifications relating to multicast messages transmitted from a sending communication device to multiple recipient communication devices. Each communication device is provided with a status agent for detecting transmission of messages to a recipient device and receipt of messages from a sending device. Upon transmission, the status agent notifies a status service of the outbound message. Upon receipt of the multicast message by one of the recipients or upon the message being marked read, the recipient status agent notifies the status service. The status service then notifies the status agent of the sending device that the message has been received or read by that recipient, so that the sending device's status agent can notify a corresponding messaging application. The status service operates to reconcile outbound message notifications and received or read status updates for multicast messages.09-13-2012
20120231771METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTHORIZING A PAYMENT VIA A REMOTE DEVICE - A method of and system for authorizing a transaction remotely is disclosed. A customer uses a computer to browse for a product displayed on the interne. The customer may enter a unique number into the computer. The unique number is authorized and an authorization code is sent to the customer's communication device. The customer enters the authorization code into the computer to complete the transaction.09-13-2012
20120231773CUBOID-BASED SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SAFE MOBILE TEXTING. - Systems are disclosed for enabling, disabling or restoring cellPhone operations when these cellPhones are in certain zones. A zone is comprised of cuboids (boxes). Entering or exiting such a zone can disable, enable or restore certain cellPhone operations. A first Global Position Satellite-based system determines if a cellPhone is entering a certain geographical zone. For instance, when it enters, dialing can be disabled. A second GPSS-like system using an ultrasonic signal determines if the cellPhone is in a zone in a moving vehicle. Such a zone might be the space around the driver. A third system uses table-lookup in a system like the second system to determine if the cellPhone is in the zone that the driver is in. In mobile vehicles, the two last-mentioned systems can prevent drivers from texting when the vehicle is in motion.09-13-2012
20120231768METHOD AND SYSTEM TO PLAY BACKGROUND MUSIC ALONG WITH VOICE ON A CDMA NETWORK - A method and system for compressing an audio signal. The method includes receiving a segment of an audio signal and selectively disabling noise suppression for the received segment. The segment is filtered in a noise-suppression module if noise suppression is not disabled. The method also includes calculating an autocorrelation coefficient and an LSP coefficient, predicting a short-term coefficient and long-term coefficients according to the LSP coefficient and calculating one or more bandwidth-expanded correlation coefficients. Further, the method includes determining the type of packet in which to encode the segment. An encoding rate is selected from among a full rate encode, a half-rate encode, and an eight-rate encode if noise suppression is not disabled. An encoding rate is selected from among a full rate encode and a half-rate encode if noise suppression is disabled. Furthermore, the segment is formed into a packet of the determined type and selected rate.09-13-2012
20120329437Method and Apparatus for Event Notification12-27-2012
20100330968System and Method of Restricting Endpoint Identifiers in a Communication System - A method for providing a mobile network code associated with a network operations center to a mobile terminal. The method reading a first mobile network code from a removable data device installed in the mobile terminal. The method further comprises reading a second mobile network code from a fixed memory of the mobile terminal. The method further comprises comparing the first mobile network code with the second mobile network code. The method further comprises, responsive to determining that the first mobile network code does not match the second mobile network code, disabling at least one non-emergency function of the mobile terminal.12-30-2010
20080299955Method of Providing a Service on a Downlink Shared Channel - A method of receiving a service from a network in a mobile communication system in accordance with the present invention comprises receiving static scheduling information from a network, the static scheduling information including information on radio resources associated with combining reception, receiving dynamic scheduling information from the network, the dynamic scheduling information including control information for receiving the service, and receiving the service by combining downlink shared channels transmitted from a plurality of cells based on the static scheduling information and the dynamic scheduling information.12-04-2008
20080299954MANAGEMENT OF MOBILE DEVICE COMMUNICATION SESSIONS TO REDUCE USER DISTRACTION - Systems, methods and interfaces are disclosed for managing communications associated with a mobile communication device. Mobile communication devices process environmental inputs and transmit mobile communication device context information to a communication management system. The context information may, for example, reflect the motion and/or geographic location of the mobile device, and may reflect the risk associated with using the device to handle a call or other communications session. The communication management system uses the context information, optionally in combination with communication device profiles, to determine how to manage incoming and/or ongoing calls or other communication sessions. Mobile device users may also be inhibited from initiating communication sessions.12-04-2008
20080299953Mobile web system providing interchangable service with a mobile device - The present invention deals with a ‘mobile web system’ that provides access to a mobile service addressing secured communication/interaction among a group of friends, between an individual and a plurality of friends groups, etc. The sender of communications sends a query (audio or textual for example) or a questionnaire to one or more lists of friends/colleagues/experts and receives collected responses from them. The recipients may be registered members of a portal or other individuals whose contact information is known. The mobile service is augmented by an interchangeable service that is available to a user on his/her mobile phone. Using the service, interactive media, questionnaires and multimedia content can be communicated to friends and feedback/responses can be received.12-04-2008
20080299952Method for Linking Internet-Based Forums and Web Logs to a Push to Talk Platform - The invention relates to a method for linking Internet-based forums and web logs to a push to talk platform, especially methods for adapting PoC to the environment of Internet forums by means of a novel PoC log storage platform and a novel interface from the PoC platform to the PoC log storage platform. Mobile clients have to support a new client functionality in order to request a log that is based on media messages.12-04-2008
20080299951RESOURCE AGGREGATION IN AN OPPORTUNISTIC NETWORK - A wireless opportunistic network that can facilitate resource aggregation by way of interconnected devices is disclosed. In accordance with this opportunistic network, a mobile device can effectively ‘dock’ into the network thereby enabling resources to be shared between devices within the network. In this manner, the docked mobile device can leverage resources available in each of the individual devices of the network. This functionality can be used in many scenarios related to heath from, monitoring patients and analyzing basic diagnostic data to identifying bioterrorism by way of collaborating resources between devices within the network.12-04-2008
20120264406OBSTACLE WARNING SYSTEM AND METHOD - As a user is interacting with a mobile device, the user is sometimes distracted from impending obstacles that may be approaching the user. The mobile device can detect an approaching obstacle and can determine that the user is also interacting with the mobile device. Upon detecting these two events, the user of the mobile device is notified of the approaching obstacle using various notification methods, such as displaying a message to the user or using an audible sound or message. The notification can also include interrupting an application on the mobile device, such as a video game, to display a message to the user of the approaching obstacle.10-18-2012
20120264405VERIFICATION OF TRANSACTIONAL INTEGRITY - Aspects of the present invention provide a solution for verifying the integrity of a transaction. In response to receipt of a confirmed electronic transaction from a user, a one time password is forwarded to the user. The user then initiates a telephonic communication with a verifier on the user's wireless device and provides the one time password to the verifier. The verifier authenticates the mobile telephonic device based on the device's caller identification number and determines whether the one time password provided by the user matches the one forwarded to the user. After the user is authenticated, the verifier communicates the details of the transaction that were received and the user confirms whether the details match those originally entered.10-18-2012
20080293387SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RESPONDING TO INFORMATION REQUESTS FROM USERS OF PERSONAL COMMUNICATION DEVICES - There are provided methods and systems for responding to information requests from users of personal communication devices, such as mobile telephones and more particularly cellular telephones. In one embodiment, information requests issued from a plurality of user's cellular telephones are received and processed at a central host site. Processing comprises parsing the user requests to determine the content and category type of the request and retrieving relevant content configured as a sequence of images (frames), referred to as a “video strip”. When a user plays back a video strip on his or her personal communication device, the sequence of images appear on the user's display as a sequence of still images, played back at a slow rate, unlike conventional movie playback frame rates. When viewing a video strip, a viewer may stop, start, and pause the video strip. Pausing playback of a video strip enables the user to easily peruse the contents of each video strip frame.11-27-2008
20120264408PROVISIONING OF CALLBACK REMINDERS ON A VEHICLE-BASED COMPUTING SYSTEM - One or more embodiments include a computer-implemented method and system for providing reply reminders to a vehicle occupant in a vehicle. Information indicating one or more unanswered communications from a nomadic telephone device may be wirelessly received at a vehicle computer. Time and/or date information for the unanswered communication may also be received. By automatically monitoring a passage of time, a determination may be made if one or more unanswered communications have been answered within a predefined reply period. If the one or more unanswered communications have not been answered within the predefined reply period, a reply reminder may be generated and presented in a vehicle.10-18-2012
20120264407SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UPDATING DATA IN REMOTE DEVICES - A central host performs an automated method of updating multiple remote devices. In one embodiment, the host recognizes a predetermined download time and, in advance of the download time, transmits a calendar update to multiple remote devices. The calendar update includes the download time, and the remote devices may utilize the download time to set calendar reminders for entering an active state. Within a short time after reaching the download time, the host pushes download data to the remote devices by broadcasting the download data. In one aspect, the host may receive message acknowledgements from remote devices in response to a first calendar update, and the host may automatically transmit additional calendar updates to any remote devices that did not receive the first calendar update. Additional embodiments involve related methods and the terminal devices that receive the updates.10-18-2012
20110045809DEVICE CAPABLE OF NOTIFYING OPERATION STATE CHANGE THEREOF THROUGH NETWORK AND COMMUNICATION METHOD OF THE DEVICE - A method of notifying an operation state change is provided. A network is formed among devices that can be used by a user and that can perform network communication. When an operation state change of a first device in the network occurs, at least one device is sought which is currently used by the user in the network. Information regarding the operation state change of the first device is transmitted to the at least one device such that the information regarding the operation state change of the first device can be displayed on a display unit of the at least one device.02-24-2011
20110045808DYNAMIC CALLBACK TRIGGERS FOR AN ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT - Systems and methods relating to callback triggers for mobile or electronic documents are provided. In general, a callback trigger defines a triggering event and a callback action to be performed in response to an occurrence of the triggering event during consumption of the electronic document by an end user. As such, when the triggering event defined by a callback trigger is detected during consumption of the electronic document by an end user, a corresponding callback action is performed. In one embodiment, the one or more callback triggers for the electronic document include at least one dynamic callback trigger that is updated over time.02-24-2011
20110045807ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT CALLBACK TRIGGERS - Systems and methods relating to callback triggers for mobile or electronic documents are provided. In general, a callback trigger defines a triggering event and a callback action to be performed in response to an occurrence of the triggering event during consumption of the electronic document by an end user. As such, when the triggering event defined by a callback trigger is detected during consumption of the electronic document by an end user, a corresponding callback action is performed. In one embodiment, one or more callback triggers for the electronic document include at least one customized callback trigger.02-24-2011
20110045806BREAK-THROUGH MECHANISM FOR PERSONAS ASSOCIATED WITH A SINGLE DEVICE - A single device that receives communications intended for a user having multiple contact addresses associated with different user roles is provided. The single device can receive communications intended for multiple telephone numbers, email aliases, screen names, aliases, other means of contact, or combinations thereof. Since a user engaged in a particular role might not desire to be interrupted with communications intended for a different role, the communications for the other roles can be maintained until the user is actively engaged in the role for which the communication was intended. In situations where there is an important communication sent to a non-active role, selective convergence between roles is initiated and the important communication is presented to the user.02-24-2011
20110223893Genius Button Secondary Commands - Methods, systems and articles for receiving, by a telecommunication device, audio input through a unified audio interface are disclosed herein. The telecommunication device is further configured to perform at least one of a dictation action, an incoming message processing action, a navigation action, a content lookup action, or a contact lookup action while continuously or substantially continuously receiving voice commands from a user. In some aspects, the telecommunications device may continuously receive and process voice command while operating in a driving mode, which may be initiated by the telecommunications device.09-15-2011
20110223889REAL-TIME, ABBREVIATED PERSONALLY-DESCRIPTIVE INDICATORS - The present invention provides a downloadable application which can be used with existing platforms or operating systems to enable the sending of messages which have, in addition to text, associated pictorial information corresponding to emotional states and other ancillary information about the sender. The application associates a sender-chosen pictorial personally discriptive indicator with identifying information, such as the sender's name, and transmits it to an intended recipient, and enables the sender to update the pictorial personally discriptive indicator to give a real-time meter of emotional states of the sender and other ancillary information to the recipient.09-15-2011
20120322427INTEGRATED DIALING - Call initiation on a device with potential for a large number of stored telephone numbers is simplified through the use of an integrated field for entry of an ambiguous filter string. As it is not clear, a priori, whether the user is manually specifying, in the integrated field, a telephone number or providing a filter string for filtering contacts, filtering is performed based on at least one filter string. Among the contacts that are part of a filtering result list, a default contact is selected for quick access.12-20-2012
20120322429Methods and Apparatus for Anonymous User Identification and Content Personalization in Wireless Communication - Methods and apparatus for providing personalized content to a user of a wireless network include establishing an anonymous user identifier and delivering the user identifier to a content provider. Based on the user identifier, communication with a predetermined data source is established or predetermined data content is selected. In some embodiments, a device identifier is provided in addition to the user identifier and device specific, personalized content is delivered to the user. In one example, a device identifier and a user identifier are based on a mobile station serial number and a subscriber identity module, respectively, and are used in an HTTP header. The anonymous user identifier can be based on a subscriber identity module (SIM) serial number, or a hash of the SIM serial number so that user information such as a user phone numbers is not available to content providers.12-20-2012
20120322428NETWORK OF TAGS - Systems and methods are disclosed for communicating product or service information to a potential purchaser. An embodiment of the method scans to obtain a product or service code that provides the product or service information of the product or service, using a smartphone of a first user; combines the product or service code with information from the smartphone associated with the product or service to generate a digital code; and communicates the digital code to a communication device of a second user that is the potential purchaser using a network. After the potential purchaser makes a purchase, the first user is compensated by the vendor/retailer and/or manufacturer according to the monetary incentive specified in an advertisement promotion code associated with the product or service.12-20-2012
20120322423Hands-Free Device for Mobile-Phone Handset and Phone Book Registration Method - A hands-free device for a mobile-phone handset includes: a read unit that detects connection of a mobile-phone handset and reads identifying information of the mobile-phone handset connected; a phone book creation unit that creates a phone book for each piece of the identifying information; and a change unit that changes the identifying information assigned to the phone book to identifying information of another mobile-phone handset.12-20-2012
20120322426METHOD, SYSTEM AND BASE STATION FOR IMPLEMENTING COMPATIBILITY BETWEEN MOBILE CALL WAITING AND CLUSTER CALL WAITING - A method, system and base station are disclosed for implementing compatibility between mobile call waiting and cluster call waiting. The method includes: when a first calling terminal initiates a first call, the base station receiving access information transmitted by a called terminal of the first call, and making a request to a mobile processor and a cluster processor for updating status information of terminals involved in the first call to a busy state; according to the request from the base station, the mobile processor and the cluster processor updating the status information of the terminals to the busy state; when a second calling terminal initiates a second call, the base station querying out that the status of the called terminal of the second call is busy, and transmitting call waiting incoming call prompting information to the called terminal of the second call.12-20-2012
20120322422Systems and Methods For Digital Forensic Triage - In one embodiment, a method for forensic triage may include coupling, communicatively, a computer and a mobile device. The computer can be booted with machine readable instructions stored on the one or more mobile memory modules of the mobile device. A search data set can be received with one or more mobile processors of the mobile device. One or more processors of the computer, the one or more mobile processors, or both, can execute, automatically, the machine readable instructions stored on the one or more mobile memory modules of the mobile device to search one or memory modules of the computer in a read only mode for triage data that corresponds to the search data set. The triage data can be transmitted via one or more communication modules of the mobile device.12-20-2012
20120322425COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, SERVER, COMMUNICATION METHOD AND PROGRAM - Disclosed is a communication system having two or more communication terminals. The communication system has: an attitude state detecting means which detects the attitude state of each of the communication terminals; a relationship calculating means which calculates the attitude state relationship between the communication terminals, on the basis of the communication terminal attitude states detected by the attitude state detecting means; and a communication policy determining means which determines, on the basis of the attitude state relationship between the communication terminals, a communication policy to be applied to between the communication terminals.12-20-2012
20120322424METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EXCHANGING CALLING AND CALLED ROLES OF COMMUNICATION TERMINALS - A method for exchanging calling and called roles of communication terminals is disclosed. The method includes: a virtual calling party initiating a service request, and sending service request information to a virtual called party; the virtual called party matching a characteristic field carried in received service request information with data in a self preset calling-called role exchange rule base, and if the characteristic field and data can be matched, initiating a corresponding callback service to the virtual calling party according to contents of matched items; and the virtual calling party receiving the corresponding callback service initiated by the virtual called party. A system for exchanging the calling and called roles of communication terminals is also disclosed. By the method and system of the invention, the exchange of calling and called roles between communication terminals of two parties can be implemented automatically, which improves user experience on communication terminal products.12-20-2012
20110237231Use of Off Period of DRX for Direct Peer to Peer Communication in a Cell - A method and a device for data processing in a cellular network are provided including the step of scheduling data transmission between mobile terminals utilizing a DRX mode of the mobile terminals. Furthermore, a communication system is suggested including said device.09-29-2011
20110237230ACTIVATION OF APPLICATIONS BASED ON VIBRATION OF PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - The present disclosure relates to activation of applications based on a vibration of a portable electronic device. A portable electronic device comprises: a vibration detecting unit configured to detect a vibration of the portable electronic device, acquire the vibration response profile of the vibration, and detect, based on the vibration response profile, a vibration of which the vibration response has an intensity and an effective width within respective predetermined ranges as an effective vibration event; and an application activating unit configured to be triggered in response to the effective vibration event being detected by the vibration detecting unit, so as to activate an associated application provided in the portable electronic device. According to the present disclosure, some special application functions of the portable electronic device can be conveniently enabled, and particularly, a call transfer setting/cancelling operation of a mobile phone can be conveniently carried out.09-29-2011
20110237228MOBILE DEVICE PROVIDING CANCELLATION OF CALL-WAITING AND METHOD THEREOF - A mobile device includes a display module, an option module, a determination module, and a control module. The option module is operable to offer an answer option, a first rejection option, and a second rejection option to display on the display module. The determination module is operable to determine whether the answer option, the first rejection option, and the second rejection option are selected. The first rejection option is operable to operate a first incoming call during a current active call. If the first rejection option is selected, the control module rejects the first incoming call. If the second rejection option is selected, the control module rejects incoming calls after the first incoming call and ignores incoming call information indicating the incoming calls occurring after the first incoming call during the current active call.09-29-2011
20110237226GUARDIAN SYSTEM FOR A COGNITIVELY-IMPAIRED INDIVIDUAL - A guardian system for cognitively-impaired individuals. The system includes a wrist phone system that has a display, a global positioning system, and a SIM card. The wrist phone system is tethered to a PDA phone so that the PDA phone is able to input information into the wrist phone system. In addition, the PDA phone and wrist phone system can communicate with one another and with monitoring devices such that if a warning or emergency condition is provided by the individual or by a monitor a warning message can be sent to a caregiver to address the emergency.09-29-2011
20100203872SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING INFORMATION TO A TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DEVICE - Systems and methods for delivering information to a transmitting and receiving device. The device receives a notification alerting a user of the device that information is available to be obtained and, in some embodiments, providing a short description of the information. After receiving the notification at the device, the user can then use the device to obtain or otherwise act on the information at a time and at a place convenient to the user.08-12-2010
20100203867METHOD FOR INCREASING CALL REACHABILITY, AND ASSOCIATED APPARATUS - A method for increasing call reachability includes: setting phone call establishment corresponding to a plurality of contact information entries at the same time; and when successfully making a phone call corresponding to a specific contact information entry is detected, selectively aborting one or more phone calls. An apparatus thereof includes: a control circuit arranged to control operations of the apparatus; and a program code. The control circuit executing the program code sets phone call establishment corresponding to a plurality of contact information entries at the same time, and selectively aborts one or more phone calls when successfully making a phone call corresponding to a specific contact information entry is detected.08-12-2010
20100203871MULTIMEDIA PROVIDING SERVICE - At one of the timings: during a period between the moment when one of terminals which performs transmission calls out a communication partner and the moment of response and at the timing after the communication between the terminals is complete; a server reads out content data from a database, converts the read out content data according to the conversion information based on reproduction at the terminal, and transmits the converted content data to the terminal. At this timing, the terminal reproduces the content data transmitted from the server.08-12-2010
20100203870SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTACTLESS PAYMENT AUTHORIZATION - The method and system of authentication of authorized person and transaction approval principally at the direct debits by means of a mobile communication device (08-12-2010
20100203869MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR PHONE NUMBER MANAGEMENT USING IMAGE IN MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal and a method for phone number management using images in a mobile terminal permit the management of plural phone numbers with a single image through image segmentation. The mobile terminal segments an image into two or more segments and receives and saves phone number management information corresponding to one or more segments. If a call request is input and a segment corresponding to a called party is selected, a call is originated by using the phone number corresponding to the selected segment. While the call is ongoing, the selected segment may be emphasized by being enlarged on the image or brightened relative to other segments.08-12-2010
20100234001Mobile Communication Terminal, Mobile Communication System, Mobile Communication Method and Recording Medium - A mobile communication terminal includes a proximity wireless communication unit and a control command generating unit. The proximity wireless communication unit performs wireless communication directly with another mobile communication terminal present in a communicationable range. When the proximity wireless communication unit is capable of communicating with another mobile communication terminal, the control command generating unit generates a control command which is associated with an internal state and which is for controlling another mobile communication terminal, and transmits the control command to another mobile communication terminal through the proximity wireless communication unit.09-16-2010
20100234000WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND WIRELESS CONNECTION CONTROL METHOD - A wireless communication system includes a plurality of mobile stations and a base station configured to connect the mobile stations wirelessly, wherein the base station includes a response request signal transmission module configured to transmit a response request signal to the mobile stations, and a first wireless connection control module configured to disconnect the wireless connection between the mobile stations when a response signal is not received from at least one of the mobile stations to which the response request signal has been transmitted.09-16-2010
20090068996System and Method for Sharing a SIP Communication Service Identifier - A method for providing a user agent (UA) with service identification data. The method includes an application server (AS) transmitting Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) data. The SIP data comprises an identifier of the AS and a service identifier for at least one service supported by the AS. The method further includes the UA receiving the SIP data.03-12-2009
20100197283LINGUISTIC CONTENT MANAGEMENT METHOD AND SYSTEM, AND LINGUISTIC CONTENT TRANSMITTING APPARATUS AND LINGUISTIC CONTENT RECEIVING APPARATUS - An image data acquired by imaging an important document by an information terminal such as a mobile phone is securely transmitted to a desired destination in a public network. A document printed on a piece of paper or the like is imaged by the mobile phone, the acquired document image is transmitted to a transmitting server via a mobile communication network, the transmitting server transmits the document image to the receiving server via a VPN in the Internet, and the receiving server stores the document image received from the transmitting server. Since unauthorized acquisition and alteration of the document image in a mobile communication network and the VPN are substantially impossible, the document image taken by the mobile phone can be securely transmitted to the remote receiving server.08-05-2010
20120276883IMPLICIT GROUP FORMATION AROUND FEED CONTENT FOR MOBILE DEVICES - A unique system and method that facilitates group-based mobile communication around external feed content is provided. The system and method involve adding external feed content to content generated within a group. Both types of content can be viewed on the mobile devices of the group. Updates to the feed content can be obtained and communicated to the group. When multiple feeds are subscribed to by a group, one or more group members can display such feed content in a selective manner. For example, splinter groups can be formed off of the original group for members who wish to receive a subset of feeds (feed content) to assist them in focusing on a topic of interest. Group members can also employ display filters to restrict feed content displayed on their mobile devices. Users can also search for available feeds and form new groups around such content or join an existing group.11-01-2012
20120276882System and Method for Providing Interactive Services Using a Mobile Device - A method of and system for providing interactive services to a mobile device, comprising transmitting programming on-air to a first mobile device by a first facility in communication with a service provider and receiving by a second facility in communication with the service provider information based on the programming, wherein the first information comprises information relayed from the first device to the second facility after being processed by a second mobile device, is provided.11-01-2012
20120276881DEVICE FOR HANDLING VALUE NOTES AND CASH BOX FOR RECEIVING VALUE NOTES - The invention relates to a device (11-01-2012
20120276879ALERT PROVISIONING SYSTEM AND METHOD - An alert method and system permits an alert to be provided to a subscriber. Such visual alerts may comprise icons or graphical advertising units that may be navigated by the subscriber to trigger and initiate corresponding and dynamically updatable communications and communication links.11-01-2012
20110244838METHOD AND APPARATUS OF MANAGING CONTACT LISTS AWARE OF USER INTERESTS - A method of managing contact lists on a plurality of mobile devices, the mobile devices being connected to a network. The method sensing one or more communications provided by a plurality of broadcast services, the one or more communications including contact information; selecting the contact information of the sensed one or more communications in which a user of a mobile device is interested; adding the selected contact information in a contact list associated with the mobile device of the user; determining contact information that has expired; and removing the expired contact information from the contact list associated with the mobile device of the user.10-06-2011
20110263231MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE HAVING SCROLLING BASED PAGINATION AND RELATED METHODS - A mobile wireless communications device may include a housing, and a wireless transceiver carried by the housing. The mobile wireless communications device may also include a display carried by the housing, and a controller carried by the housing and coupled to the display and the wireless transceiver. The controller may be configured to wirelessly download a first page from among a plurality of pages collectively including a sequential listing of a plurality of selectable files. The controller may also be configured to display the first page with a scrollable cursor thereon, and wirelessly download a second page based upon the scrollable cursor being positioned at a threshold number of selectable files in the first page.10-27-2011
20120329433ELECTRONIC TOLL CHARGE PAYMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD - The invention provides a method and system toll charge payment system using electronic messaging from at least one electronic communication device, for example a mobile telephone, said system comprising: a remote communication system adapted to communicate with the at least one electronic communication device; recording means for capturing vehicle identifier information for vehicles passing through a toll charge area and storing said identifier information on said remote communication system or another remote communication system; characterised by said at least one communication device is associated with a pre-existing telecommunication account belonging to a user; means for sending an electronic message, for example a SMS (text) message or WAP message or voice control message, from the electronic communication device by said user to the remote communication system wherein said electronic message comprises a vehicle registration identifier and/or toll identifier information; and said remote communication system comprises means for automatically matching said received electronic message with said captured vehicle identifier information and, if a match is made, a toll charge payment is debited from the user's pre-existing telecommunication account and credited to a toll operator account. The main advantage of the system is that the user does not have to pre-register account information in order to effect a toll charge payment and no retrofitting of vehicles with specific devices is required. The convenience of the solution ensures widespread acceptance by users of toll charge systems.12-27-2012
20100216439Method and System for Displaying User-Related Information on Users' Handsets - A method of displaying user-related information to a user on a display of a user's mobile telephony handset, including modifying a content of a file resident in a subscriber identification module operatively associated with the user's mobile telephony handset and used to store a name of a mobile telephony operator, said modifying comprising writing in said file the user-related information to be displayed.08-26-2010
20100216438MOBILE PHONE NUMBER EXCHANGE SYSTEM - This invention relates generally to computers, and more specifically, to systems and methods for providing a mobile phone number exchange system. In one embodiment, the invention includes operations of receiving a contact name from a requesting entity; identifying the contact name in a data source; obtaining permission to disclose contact information associated with the contact name with the requesting entity; and upon receiving permission, disclosing the contact information associated with the contact name with the requesting entity, wherein the method is performed by computer executable instructions embodied in computer readable media.08-26-2010
20100216437METHODS AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSFERRING MULTIMEDIA CONTENT USING AN EXISTING DIGITAL SOUND TRANSFER PROTOCOL - There are provided methods and systems for transferring multimedia content using an existing digital sound transfer protocol. A system for processing multimedia content for transfer over one or more networks includes a transformation device (08-26-2010
20100216436METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONSERVING BATTERY LIFE AND NETWORK RESOURCES UNDER ABNORMAL CALL RELEASE CONDITIONS - A method and apparatus for releasing radio resources from a mobile device for a call in a gateway to core network, the method monitoring an inactive period for call; and if the inactive period exceeds a predetermined threshold initiating a disconnection from the gateway to core network.08-26-2010
20120289209Method of conducting operations for a social network application including activity list generation - In one embodiment, a method of conducting operations for a social network application, comprises: generating a notification list of recent activities of users of the social network application, wherein the notification list includes (1) at least one activity within the social network application of a first user and (2) at least one hyperlink to an activity that is directly related to at least one activity of the first user, wherein an account of the first user defines at least one notification rule for controlling visibility of the at least one activity to other users of the social network application; and providing the notification list to a second user, that is a friend of the first user within the social network application, according to the at least one notification rule of the first user.11-15-2012
20120289210METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING TRANSFER SERVICE BETWEEN MOBILE TERMINAL AND TELEMATICS TERMINAL - The present invention relates to method and system for releasing terminal switching between a mobile terminal and a telematics terminal, and the method according to the present invention comprises receiving from the mobile terminal a terminal switching release request including an identification code representing terminal switching release; restoring information of the mobile terminal by inactivating information of the telematics terminal set as information of the mobile terminal in a home location register and activating information of the mobile terminal based on the identification code; and transmitting a mobile terminal activation command to a first switching center, where the mobile terminal is located, to allow a mobile communication service of the mobile terminal.11-15-2012
20120289208Method of conducting operations for a social network application including activity list generation - In one embodiment, a method of conducting operations for a social network application, comprises: generating a notification list of recent activities of users of the social network application, wherein the notification list includes (1) at least one activity within the social network application of a first user and (2) at least one hyperlink to an activity that is directly related to at least one activity of the first user, wherein an account of the first user defines at least one notification rule for controlling visibility of the at least one activity to other users of the social network application; and providing the notification list to a second user, that is a friend of the first user within the social network application, according to the at least one notification rule of the first user.11-15-2012
20120329438Wireless Communication for Hygiene Dispenser Systems - A communication system for handwash compliance monitoring, comprises a plurality of handwash monitoring sensors for collecting handwash compliance data at a respective plurality of handwash stations, at least one hub which wirelessly receives handwash compliance data transmitted from said plurality of handwash monitoring stations, a gateway which wirelessly receives handwash compliance data transmitted from the hub, and a wireless cellular telephone link for transmitting the handwash compliance data from the gateway to a central monitoring station.12-27-2012
20120329436System and Method for Determining a Telecommunications Address - Disclosed is a method and system for determining a telecommunications address of a location. A telephone call from a caller located at the location is received. Location data associated with the received telephone call is then obtained. The telecommunications address can then be determined from the location data.12-27-2012
20120329432RELEVANT CONTENT DELIVERY - Various arrangements for delivery of relevant content to a mobile device of a user are presented. Physiological state data and image data related to the user of the mobile device may be received by a host computer system from a mobile device. The image data may be analyzed to identify a characteristic of the image. The physiological state data may also be analyzed. Content to deliver to the mobile device of the user may be selected at least partially based on the physiological state data of the user and the characteristic of the image. The content may be transmitted to the mobile device.12-27-2012
20120100837NETWORK PARTICIPATION METHOD BASED ON A USER COMMAND, AND GROUPS AND DEVICE ADOPTING SAME - A method for joining a network according to a user command and an associated group and a device using the same whereby, if it is determined that a command to join a network is input by a user, joining a network which will be formed together with another device that receives a command to join a network and belongs to a group relevant to a group of the device, among other devices existing around the device. Accordingly, it is not necessary to search for devices to join to a network one by one and thus a network is formed more easily.04-26-2012
20120100836Method And System For Realizing One-Number Multiple-Terminal Service - The present invention provides a method for realizing a one-number multiple-terminal service, the method comprises the following steps: a calling terminal calls a called terminal in a first network; the first network triggers, when the called terminal is a one-number multiple-terminal service subscriber and the called number is a main number, the call service to an intelligent service platform; the intelligent service platform obtains, from the first network, a Temporary Local Directory Number (TLDN) of the called terminal corresponding to the main number, stores the TLDN and sends a service control indication to the first network; the first network routes the call to a Next Generation Network according to the service control indication from the platform; the next generation network triggers the call service to the platform; and the platform returns the TLDN of the called terminal corresponding to the main number and all other terminal numbers bound to the main number to the Next Generation Network to connect the called terminals. The present invention further provides a system for realizing a one-number multiple-terminal service. The method and system disclosed in the present invention realize the simultaneous ringing and ordinal ringing of multiple user terminals by using a mobile terminal number as a main number.04-26-2012
20120329435SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HANDLING A MEETING REQUEST - Data processing and communications devices are configured to generate, using command signals received from at least one user input device, a signal set representing a meeting request, the meeting request signal set comprising signals representing one or more parameters for a proposed meeting and configured for causing a second data processing and communications device to initiate a voice call on receipt of command signals representing a response to the meeting request; and forward the generated meeting request signal set to the second data processing and communications device.12-27-2012
20120329431Cellular Telephone System and Method - A cellular telephone system that includes a wireless handset that connects to a stationary (or mobile) data center, data station or home station remote from the wireless handset. The wireless handset and stationary data center communicate bidirectionally over an exclusive communication link such that commands entered by a user to the wireless handset are relayed to the stationary data center via the exclusive data communication link, and results from executing the commands are relayed from the home station to the wireless handset also via the exclusive data communication link and displayed on said screen. The processor at the data center or home station accesses the Internet and sends screens back to the handset for display. The handset appears smart to the user, but according to the present invention, most of the actual processing and Internet access is performed at the home station.12-27-2012
20120329434METHOD AND TERMINAL FOR TALK RECORDING IMPLEMENTATION - The present invention discloses a method for implementing call recording. Said method includes: establishing an audio signal channel between a master processor and a slave processor of a mobile terminal. Said method also includes: the slave processor sending the mobile terminal microphone's sidetone signal and headphone signal through the established audio signal channel; the master processor receiving and recording said sidetone signal and headphone signal; the present invention also discloses a terminal for implementing call recording. According to the technical solution of the present invention, the master processor can record the slave processor's sidetone signal and headphone signal in real time.12-27-2012
20120289207ENFORCING LIMITS ON FREE AND/OR DISCOUNTED ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS - Limits are placed on the number of free and/or discounted communications (such as voice calls and text messages) available to a user, based on the number of communications received by the user. A user is given an allotment of credits, each worth one or more free and/or discounted communications. A credit balance is established and is continually adjusted as follows: it is increased whenever qualifying communications of a given type are received, and is decreased whenever free and/or discounted communications of the given type are initiated by the user. Once the credit balance has been depleted, the user may be blocked from initiating additional free or discounted communications, until the credit balance is increased. In at least one embodiment, different types of credits can be earned and/or used for different types of communications. In at least one embodiment, exchanges between the different types of credits may be permitted.11-15-2012
20100167703UBIQUITOUS PROXY MOBILE SERVICE METHOD AND SYSTEM AND COMPUTER RECORDABLE STORAGE MEDIUM FOR THE METHOD - A ubiquitous proxy mobile service method and system is disclosed. When a mobile device is near a dissemination medium, group data and individual data transmitted by at least one ubiquitous proxy transmission interface of the dissemination medium are read by a ubiquitous proxy receiving interface of the mobile device. A screen of the mobile device displays an interaction icon corresponding to the ubiquitous proxy according to the group data and the individual data. Uniform resource locator data in the individual data of the ubiquitous proxy corresponding to the interaction icon is read when the interaction icon is activated. A redirect operation is performed according to the uniform resource locator data to obtain a corresponding network service.07-01-2010
20100167701MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE AND SCHEDULE MANAGEMENT METHOD - The present invention is to provide a mobile terminal device and a schedule management method, both of which can confirm a schedule easily and execute a process concerning the schedule easily. Among pre-registered schedules, a schedule within a certain period of time is sequentially displayed in a telop, the operation of the telop is stopped by operating a particular key during displaying of the telop, and a detailed screen is displayed with respect to a selected schedule. Furthermore, a member registered in the schedule is stored in advance in association with phonebook data; in the case where a member is selected on the detailed screen, a mail address and a phone number corresponding to the member are specified; and a mail transmission screen on which a mail address is previously displayed and a phone calling screen on which a phone number is previously displayed are displayed. Furthermore, when a predetermined time is elapsed from a time registered in the schedule, the mail address corresponding to the registered member is specified, and a standard text mail previously set to the member is transmitted.07-01-2010
20100167704SYSTEM FOR MANAGING VISUAL INFORMATION - Systems and methods for managing, ordering, designing, tracking, and displaying visual information, such as advertisements displayed on waste and recycling containers. Visual information includes one or a multitude of media displays or advertisements. A container tracking and identification system communicates with a management system to provide the user with a method and system for ordering, managing, tracking, and displaying visual information for targeted consumer viewing on the containers.07-01-2010
20100167702VOICE FALLBACK STRATEGY FOR VEHICLE ORIGINATED CELLULAR COMMUNICATION TO A CALL CENTER - A system and method for making vehicle originated calls to a telematics service provider or other call center. The method includes identifying a call type associated with a desired wireless communication of speech or data to the call center, and then carrying out one of a number of different call connection processes depending on the call type. For voice channel cellular connections, an in-band modem cellular connection is preferably established in most instances using a connection retry strategy that includes primary, secondary, and possibly tertiary connection attempts. The system and method can be carried out in connection with various cellular system technologies, but is especially suited for use with GSM systems.07-01-2010
20130012174DISAMBIGUATING AMBIGUOUS CHARACTERS - In one general sense, information may be presented to a user by receiving one or more ambiguous characters that may be resolved to one of at least two disambiguated characters, exchanging at least one of the ambiguous characters with a host, receiving, from the host, results that reflect disambiguated terms related to the ambiguous characters exchanged with the host, rendering the results in a manner enabling the user to perceive which of the disambiguated terms will be used upon user selection of an aspect of the results, and enabling the user to select an aspect of the results to effect use of a corresponding one of the disambiguated terms.01-10-2013
20130012175COMMUNICATING MESSAGES TO PROXIMATE DEVICES ON A CONTACT LIST RESPONSIVE TO AN UNSUCCESSFUL CALL - An unsuccessful communication attempt to a mobile receiving device is detected. A contact list associated with the mobile receiving device is accessed. One or more proximate devices to the mobile recipient device are determined. Each of the one or more proximate devices are communication devices of a contact of the contact list. A digitally encoded message is conveyed to at least one of the one or more proximate devices. The digitally encoded message indicates that a communication attempt with the mobile receiving device was unsuccessful and requests a recipient of the digitally encoded message inform a holder of the mobile receiving device of the unsuccessful communication attempt.01-10-2013
20100130181Apparatus and method for controlling locking function using direction sensor in portable terminal - A mobile terminal includes an apparatus for controlling a locking function using a direction sensor. The apparatus includes an input element that receives a locking signal. The apparatus can detect direction information of the portable terminal, and set the lock of the portable terminal by storing the input locking signal and the detected direction information in a memory, or unset the lock of the portable terminal by comparing the input locking signal and the detected direction information with locking signal and direction information pre-stored in the memory. Accordingly, even if the locking signal is exposed, the locking signal is not authenticated if a terminal direction value is not correct, thereby maintaining security of the locking signal in a further improved manner without having to add another complex functions.05-27-2010
20100130182METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATED DETECTION OF MOBILE PHONE USAGE - A method and apparatus for automated detection of mobile phone usage by drivers of vehicles includes at least one mobile phone signal receiving device, at least one image capturing device, at least one infrared illuminator and at least one computer. The mobile phone signal receiving device is operative to detect a mobile phone signal transmitted from a vehicle. The at least one image capturing device is operative to capture infrared light reflected off of the driver of the vehicle. The at least one computer is operative to store, in a storage device, information associated with at least one of the mobile phone signals transmitted from the vehicle and the at least one image of the vehicle. The information stored in the storage device may be used to determine if a person associated with the vehicle should be prosecuted for illegal use of a mobile phone while driving the vehicle.05-27-2010
20100130179SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING ADVERTISEMENT DATA OR OTHER CONTENT - A method includes providing advertisement data to a mobile device, receiving an input associated with the mobile device based on the advertisement data, and providing a credit based on the input. The input may be based on at least one of a location of the mobile device, a messaging communication initiated using the mobile device, an entry in an information management application, and a transaction executed using the mobile device.05-27-2010
20100130180Method of updating user presence information in mobile instant messaging and mobile terminal using the same - A mobile terminal is capable of updating user presence information in mobile instant messaging. The mobile terminal and associated method facilitate updating user presence information in multiple sessions of mobile instant messaging. The method includes: joining multiple IM communities; issuing a command for presence information update in relation to one of the multiple IM communities; and sending a request for presence information update to IM servers of two or more IM communities including the IM community indicated by the issued update command, among the multiple IM communities.05-27-2010
20100130178Enabling Remote And Anonymous Control Of Mobile And Portable Multimedia Devices For Security, Tracking And Recovery - Aspects of the invention comprise a remote tracking and control server operable to transparently activate control of resources and to monitor operations on a target handheld communication device utilizing code installed on the handheld device. The resources may comprise a camera, microphone, GPS receiver, input device, display, speaker, wireless and/or wire-line transmitter and/or receiver. The monitoring and/or controlling activity is protected from interruption. The handheld device may be accessed by a securely stored unique identifier. Access to the controlling function and/or the resources by a user of the handheld device may be restricted. Monitored information is stored on the handheld device and communicated to the tracking server. The control server may receive monitored information from the handheld device whenever the device is coupled to a communication network. Monitoring may be initiated based on detected motion, sound, user input, video and/or touch.05-27-2010
20120149345AUTOMATIC STATUS UPDATE FOR SOCIAL NETWORKING - The present invention is a computer based method for updating a user's social networking status based on the user's activities within a vehicle. A vehicle multimedia system having a navigation or GPS system, music playing capability, or hands-free cell phone connectivity capability connects to a user's mobile device or cell phone. The mobile device being capable of accessing the user's social networking website via a mobile wireless network. The multimedia system is housed within the vehicle and is in communication with the mobile device. The vehicle multimedia system communicating information from the multimedia system regarding the multimedia system to and from the mobile device. Information generated on the vehicle multimedia system such as what music is being played, where the user is going, who the user is talking to, . . . etc. is communicated to the mobile device. Said information is updated to a social networking website to update the user's status to indicate activities presently occurring within the vehicle.06-14-2012
20120149344Method and System for Remote Notification and Answering of a Visitor at a Dooor - Methods and systems in accordance with the present invention provide a Bluetooth, wifi or other wirelessly connected door answering system. This system may include a Bluetooth or wifi device, for example, which may be affixed to or near a door and is enabled to communicate with a software application running on a mobile telephone, personal computer (“PC”), laptop or other portable computer, or any other appropriate connected device with a processor and user interface. In some implementations, this system may allow the user to communicate with the visitor via audio, video, and/or textual methods of communication.06-14-2012
20130017807Universal Personal Diagnostics Platform - A universal personal diagnostics platform that connects to a mobile communication device such as a cellular phone or a smartphone. A universal connector attaches the universal personal diagnostics platform to a smartphone and consists of an optical and/or electrochemical reader that detects an analyte concentration in a blood sample.01-17-2013
20110159855METHOD FOR PROVIDING BACKGROUND SOUND TO COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND SYSTEM APPLYING THE METHOD - Disclosed is a method for providing background sound to a communication device and a system applying the method. The method is preferably applied to a voice communication procedure. In the meantime, a background sound is simultaneously played with a telephone call according to a user's selection or a sound schedule. In accordance with an embodiment, the steps in the method firstly include a step of receiving a call, and a step of activating a noise-suppression function and a background-sound enabling procedure. The background-sound enabling procedure is conducted to play the background sound at the time of the call based on the user's selection, or a sound schedule. In particular, the user can decide to play or not to play the background sound while phoning in the beginning. At last, the method ends the voice communication procedure with or without the background sound after hanging up the phone.06-30-2011
20110159854SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO PROVIDE COMMUNICATION HISTORY FOR COMMUNICATION DEVICES - According to some embodiments, a remote server may receive, from a first communication device associated with a first user, information about a first communication event between the first user and another party. The remote server may store the information about the first communication event. The remote server may also receive, from a second communication device associated with a second user, a request associated with the other party. Responsive to the request, the remote server may retrieve and transmit information about the first communication event to the second communication device.06-30-2011
20130023246Monitoring mobile phone communications - The specification describes systems, and operation of systems, that allows a parent or other responsible party to monitor the mobile device activities of a child. In addition, it optionally allows the parent to dynamically control the mobile device activities of the child. It relies on software, or a network adjunct, that links a mobile device to a station set or mobile phone under the control of the parent. Calling traffic to and from the mobile device may be routed to a receiver at a location monitored by the parent. In preferred embodiments, software is designed to allow the parent to intervene in the communications of the child. The intervention may take a variety of forms, such as interrupting a call in progress, terminating all call activity, interrupting or terminating Internet access. Where the mobile device is provided with pre-programmed restraining software, the intervention may be to modify the restraining software to add new restraints.01-24-2013
20130023247Location Intelligence Management System - Collection and analysis of network transaction information which includes the mobile device's usage, location, movements coupled with data from non-wireless network sources allow for the automation of analysis for the detection of anti-social or criminal behaviors and tasking of high-accuracy location surveillance.01-24-2013
20130023248METHOD FOR EXECUTING APPLICATION DURING CALL AND MOBILE TERMINAL SUPPORTING THE SAME - A method and a mobile terminal for executing application during a call and a mobile terminal supporting the same are provided. The method for executing application during a call includes determining whether an orientation state of a mobile terminal is changed after forming a call channel and when the orientation state of the mobile terminal is determined to be changed, executing a preset application. The method and mobile terminal for executing an application during a call can momentarily execute a specific application when desired by the user01-24-2013
20080248783METHOD AND APPARATUS TO FACILITATE SELECTING AN AUDIBLE ALERT THAT WILL CONTRAST WITH LOCAL AUDIBLE AMBIENT CONTENT - A portable communications device (10-09-2008
20080242276Method for Saving Communication Fee by Wireless Communication Interface of Mobile Phones - A method for saving communication fee by a wireless communication interface of mobile communication devices includes forming a fee saving network by a plurality of mobile communication devices through the wireless communication interface, inputting a destination terminal number into a first mobile communication device of the plurality of mobile communication devices for establishing a connection with a destination terminal, determining a specific mobile communication device of the plurality of mobile communication devices to establish the connection with the destination terminal according to a determination principle, and outputting a dialing signal by the first mobile communication device to make the specific mobile communication device establish the connection with the destination terminal.10-02-2008
20080242275Information providing system and information providing method - A disclosed information providing system includes a communication device; an information providing apparatus; and a mobile terminal device carried by a shopper and configured to communicate by wireless communication with the communication device and to communicate via a network with the information providing apparatus. The information providing apparatus is configured to supply information to the mobile terminal device via the network or via the communication device and the wireless communication.10-02-2008
20080242273Method and Apparatus for Providing Interactive Services to Users Using Unicast and Broadcast Wireless Networks - The invention includes a method and apparatus for providing interactive services using unicast wireless networks and broadcast wireless networks. A method includes receiving content interaction information indicative of interactions by a user with content presented at a wireless user terminal, obtaining at least one service parameter, and providing a service using the content interaction information and the at least one service parameter, wherein the service is provided using one of the unicast wireless network or the broadcast wireless network. The content for which content interaction information is received is provided to the wireless user terminal using a broadcast wireless network and the content interaction information is received over a unicast wireless network. The service that is provided may include providing modified content over the broadcast wireless network, providing personalized content over the unicast wireless network, operating a proxy for a network-based service, and the like.10-02-2008
20080233928METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROMPTING A CELLULAR TELEPHONE USER WITH INSTRUCTIONS - A method of instructing a user how to use a wireless communication device is disclosed and may include determining whether a feature on the wireless communication device has been utilized. When it is determined that the feature has not been utilized, the method may include notifying a presence of the feature, providing information associated with the feature, and prompting the user to use the feature. The information associated with the feature is configured to teach the user how the feature may be executed, the availability of additional features, how to utilize the feature better, or a combination thereof. Further, the feature is a number saving feature, a speed dialing feature, a voice dialing feature, or a combination thereof.09-25-2008
20080233927LOCATION BASED SERVICE PROVIDER - The disclosed method and system provide extensible or stand-alone location enable services at granularity down to a stand alone service. The various interfaces are preferably specified via DTD or schemas for communication based on XML. This collection of services enable management of mobile device locations information, and real-time services. Mobile device location is integrated with other location sensitive data, such as maps or demographics of a particular region or even the location of businesses and consumers to enable a richer service offering for customers of wireless carriers and service providers. Examples of such services include obtaining routes to a destination; providing a geocode corresponding to an address; providing an address corresponding to a geocode; providing maps as image files encompassing specified geocodes, locations, or addresses and the like. Additional services may be added to the disclosed system and method seamlessly due to the use of extensible interfaces.09-25-2008
20080233926Electronic Communications Device Status Determination - Methods and systems are provided for alerting a calling or message sending party as to whether a desired receiving wireless electronic communication device is off or out of range for sending and receiving transmissions. When a call is placed to a wireless telephone or when a message or page is placed to a wireless communication device such as a pager, text messaging device, or personal digital assistant, the operational status of the receiving wireless telephone or other wireless communication device is checked by the wireless network in which the wireless device operates. A message or call is returned to the calling party or sender to alert the calling party or sender if the desired receiving device is off or out of range so that the calling party or message sending party may choose an alternate means of communicating with the desired receiving party.09-25-2008
20080233924Pushing a number obtained from a directory service into a stored list on a phone - In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, by a directory service, a call from a user of a mobile phone requesting a number of a communication device associated with a callee. The number is then retrieved from a database by the directory service and then dialed to connect the mobile phone with the communication device. The directory service also sends the number to the mobile phone, the mobile phone being configured to store the number in a storage location. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure.09-25-2008
20080227435Apparatus and Method for Sending video Content to A Mobile Device - An apparatus and method for sending video content to a mobile device is described. According to one embodiment, a computer-implemented method comprising embedding a widget in a website, the widget generating a form. The form is provided when a user visits the website so as to execute the widget. The form includes a first field to enter a recipient phone number, a send selector, and one or more non-visible fields, the non-visible fields containing a content service provider identifier, and a video URL. A data packet is generated with the widget when the user selects the send selector, the data packet including the recipient phone number, the video URL, and the content service provider identifier. An encoded version of the data packet is sent to the content service provider and a video link message is sent to the recipient phone number.09-18-2008
20080227434Telecommunication system used with a means for transporting passengers and cargo - A mobile terminal UE accesses a CN and utilizes the Internet via a base station Node-B. When riding an electric train, the mobile terminal UE receives a disembarkation notification and an embarkation notification from a RFID tag writer equipped on a train, and notifies the base station Node-B that the terminal is on-board the train. While on-board the train, the terminal accesses an in-vehicle AP by employing a WLAN, Bluetooth, or similar system, and the in-vehicle AP communicates with the base station Node-B. This configuration enables the in-vehicle AP to handle all of the mobile devices existing on a train in a centralized manner, thereby eliminating the need for each of the mobile devices to individually access the base station Node-B.09-18-2008
20110263232MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE TO PERFORM LOCAL AND REMOTE SEARCH AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - A mobile wireless communications device is to communicate with a server storing a plurality of file folders, and includes a display, a wireless transceiver, and a processor all carried by a housing. The processor is configured to wirelessly download an initial portion of a selected file folder from the server, with the server still having a remainder portion of the selected file folder available for downloading. The processor also generates search results by performing a local search of the initial portion of the file folder, and performs a remote search of the reminder portion of the selected file folder. The processor further presents the search results on the display.10-27-2011
20080220750Face Categorization and Annotation of a Mobile Phone Contact List - A method of face categorization and annotation of a face image library includes automatically cropping a face within an acquired digital image or removing one or more non-facial items from the digital image, or both, and thereby generating a full-size face image. The full-size face image is stored with other indicia identifying a person corresponding to the face in a face image library of an embedded device such as a mobile camera phone or other handheld camera device.09-11-2008
20080220749Acquiring Identity Parameters by Emulating Base Stations - A method of acquiring the identity parameters of two or more mobile devices (09-11-2008
20080220748METHOD OF TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING INTERNET ADDRESS IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - A mobile terminal communication method including accessing a Web page of a specific Internet address using a web browser on a first mobile terminal, entering a message input screen on which information related to the specific Internet address is automatically displayed, and transmitting a message including the information related to the specific Internet address to at least a second mobile terminal.09-11-2008
20080220746KEY ESTABLISHMENT UTILIZING LINK PRIVACY - A system for allowing two or more wireless devices to form a secure relationship despite any other device that may be attempting to intercept information exchanged between the devices. The process may be performed automatically by the devices, yielding security information that may be used to authenticate information believed to have been sent from a known device. The security information may include at least an encryption key utilized to identify previously encountered known devices and for securing communication with these devices. The security key may be computed by analyzing the transmission and receipt of advertising messages, or by analyzing the contents of pseudorandom information contained in advertising message payloads.09-11-2008
20130143534COMMUNICATION DEVICE, METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING PREVIEWS OF VOICE CALLS - A method, system and apparatus for providing previews of voice calls are provided. A voice call from a communication device to a remote communication device is initiated, via a communication interface. Sound data is received via a microphone, prior to the voice call being established. Preview data is transmitted in association with the voice call to the remote communication device, via the communication interface, the preview data indicative of the sound data, and the preview data for presentation at the remote communication device prior to the voice call being established.06-06-2013
20130178197Call Management System for a Mobile Telephone - A call management system, comprising: a call monitor operable to identify an attempt, in use, by a user to call a predetermined number attributed to a first entity; a processor, configured to derive at least one alternative number, attributed to another entity, based on the predetermined number attributed to the first entity; and a router to provide a user with an opportunity to route a or the call to at least one of the derived at least one alternative numbers.07-11-2013
20130143535METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SHARING A COMMUNICATION AMONG WIRELESS DEVICES - Methods and apparatuses are provided for enabling a communication intended for a device to be automatically conveyed to a group of other devices within proximity of the device. A method may include determining at least one communication directed to at least one device and one or more other devices within a proximity of the at least one device. The method also comprises causing a conveying of the at least one communication to at least one of the one or more other devices based, at least in part, on a determination of a request to receive the at least one communication by the at least one of the one or more other devices.06-06-2013
20130171976METHOD FOR PERFORMING MESSAGE CONTROL THROUGH A MULTIMEDIA PLAYER, AND ASSOCIATED APPARATUS - A method for performing message control through a multimedia player includes: detecting whether a mobile phone associated to the multimedia player sends information indicating existence of at least one incoming message; and when it is detected that the mobile phone associated to the multimedia player sends the information indicating the existence of the at least one incoming message, triggering the multimedia player to provide a user with a user interface, allowing the user to read the incoming message through the multimedia player. An associated apparatus is also provided. For example, the apparatus may include a portion of the multimedia player, such as a control circuit of the multimedia player. In another example, the apparatus may include the whole of the multimedia player. In particular, the multimedia player can be one or a combination of an optical disc player, a set top box (STB), a television (TV), and/or a TV receiver.07-04-2013
20090017801APPARATUS AND METHOD OF GENERATING AND MAINTAINING ORTHOGONAL CONNECTION IDENTIFICATIONS (CIDs) FOR WIRELESS NETWORKS - A first device is configured to select and utilize a connection identifier (CID) for a peer-to-peer communication connection between the first device and a second device in a wireless communications network. The CID is selected from a predetermined set of a plurality of CIDs. Prior to selecting the connection identifier, the first device monitors a CID broadcast channel to determine whether the CID is being utilized by other nearby connections. If it is determined that the CID is being utilized by another connection in the proximity, a different (unused) CID is selected. A transmission request is transmitted to the second device using a first transmission resource unit within a traffic control channel slot, the first transmission resource unit being determined as a function of the selected CID. The first device transmits traffic data to the second device in a traffic channel slot corresponding to the traffic control channel slot.01-15-2009
20080214158METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR STORING AND RETRIEVING PROFILE DATA FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES - A method and system for archiving and restoring data in a portable communication device. A first wireless communication connection is established between the communication device and a remote network capable of storing portable communication device data. The identity of an archival function to be performed is transmitted over the first communication connection. The indicated archival function is performed by transmitting data to or from the communication device. The function can be performed over the first wireless communication connection or a second wireless communication connection can be established for transmitting the information. The data can be converted by an upload converter into a format that is independent of the identity of the communication device. The converted data can be sent to other communication devices and reformatted for use by those devices. The first communication connection can be established by a communication device user or automatically.09-04-2008
20080214157Categorization of a Mobile User Profile Based on Browse Behavior - In embodiments, the present invention provides a method and system for using wireless provider data to ascertain a web browser activity, recording a user's mobile web browser activity performed on a mobile communication facility, storing a plurality of mobile web browser activities activities to determine a relationship among web browser activities, creating a category of user profile based at least in part on the analysis, associating the category of user profile with the user, and presenting a content to the mobile communication facility based at least in part on the category of user profile.09-04-2008
20080214152METHODS AND SYSTEMS OF MOBILE DYNAMIC CONTENT PRESENTATION - In embodiments, the present invention provides a method and system for receiving a navigation request from a mobile communication facility, receiving an indicator input, dynamically creating a content based at least in part on an association of the navigation request and the indicator input, and presenting the dynamically created content to the mobile communication facility09-04-2008
20130137406Customizable Keypress Tones and Method of Installing - A method for loading a customizable keypress tone package on a desired electronic device includes defining a customizable keypress tone package. The customizable keypress tone package can include one or more customizable keypress tones and can optionally include one or more customizable visual aids. A user requests installation of the defined customizable keypress tone package on the electronic device and the network sends the defined customizable keypress tone package to the electronic device. Once the device receives the package, the device installs the defined customizable keypress tone package on the electronic device.05-30-2013
20110269434METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TIMESTAMPING UPLINK MESSAGES - Methods and devices are provided for disambiguating the timing of uplink transmissions. In one embodiment, the method may involve receiving from a wireless network a global time value having a wraparound time longer than that of a system frame number for the network, the global time value being based at least in part on an overhead message conveying at least one parameter of a first radio access technology (RAT) different from a second RAT used by the network. The method may involve determining a current global time based on the received global time value, and sending an uplink message that includes the current global time as a global timestamp.11-03-2011
20130171978STORAGE OF APPLICATIONS AND ASSOCIATED DIGITAL GOODS FOR USE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND SYSTEMS - Methods and devices for restoring digital goods previously acquired and associated with an application are described. In one aspect, the method includes: receiving, at an application delivery server, a request for the application to be delivered to a communication device; and in response to receiving the request: retrieving the application associated with the request; sending the application associated with the request to the communication device; and restoring the digital goods previously acquired and associated with the application to the communication device.07-04-2013
20130178194MANAGING A PACKET SERVICE CALL WITHIN MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS USER EQUIPMENT - While a circuit service, CS, call is in progress, a request for a packet service, PS, call is received from a background task that is running in the mobile communications user equipment. In response to receiving the request, several air interface parameters that relate to the in-progress CS call are evaluated, in order to decide whether or not to block the PS call based on the evaluation. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.07-11-2013
20130178195DETECTION AND MANAGEMENT OF USER INTERACTIONS WITH FOREGROUND APPLICATIONS ON A MOBILE DEVICE IN DISTRIBUTED CACHING - System and method of detection and management of user interactions with foreground applications on a mobile device in distributed caching are disclosed. One embodiment includes a method of mimicking, remote from the mobile device, timing characteristics of user activity with the mobile client, polling a content source for the mobile application based on the timing characteristics of the user interaction, on behalf of the mobile device and allowing responses cached on the mobile device for the user activity to be used until a change at the content source is detected, remote from the mobile device.07-11-2013
20130178196SERVER APPARATUS, SERVER CONTROL PROGRAM, AND SERVER CLIENT SYSTEM - A server-client system includes a client terminal having a telephone function, and a server apparatus on a network. The terminal displays telephone number display screen data received form the server apparatus, and transmits, to the server apparatus, designation information indicating a telephone number position in the display screen, which is designated by a user. The server apparatus transmits designated telephone number outgoing call data to the terminal based on the designation information. The terminal makes an outgoing call in accordance with the telephone number outgoing call data received from the server apparatus.07-11-2013
20130115924SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMBINED PASSIVE AND ACTIVE INTERCEPTION OF MOBILE COMMUNICATION - A hybrid interception system that comprises both a passive interception subsystem and an active interception subsystem that operate jointly to intercept communication of a target wireless terminal. A passive interception system receives the communication without transmitting to the mobile communication terminal. An active interception system intercepts the communication by initiating temporary bidirectional communication with the terminal. The target terminal may be initially detected by the passive interception subsystem, while in other embodiments it is detected by the active interception subsystem. The subsystem that detects the target terminal triggers the other subsystem, so that the target terminal is effectively intercepted jointly by both subsystems. The outputs of both the passive and the active interception are analyzed jointly, stored in a joint data structure, and/or presented jointly to an operator. This joint analysis and presentation increases the quality and intelligence value of the intercepted information.05-09-2013
20130115929FILE TRANSFERS BASED ON TELEPHONE NUMBERS - Example embodiments disclosed herein relate to file transfers based on telephone numbers. In example embodiments, a request to transfer a file from a first user (05-09-2013
20130115927Active Transport Based Notifications - Techniques for triggering an action associated with a task items are provided. A task item associated with a triggering criterion is provided. The triggering criterion requires an occurrence of any of a plurality of communication events. The plurality of communication events includes a telephone call. In some implementations, at least two of the plurality of communication events are of different communication types. In some implementations, the different types are telephone calls, emails, and text messages. The occurrence of a first communication event of the plurality of communication events is detected. It is determined the triggering criterion is satisfied. In response to the determining, a notification associated with the task item is caused to be presented to a user of the electronic device.05-09-2013
20130095804APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING INCOMING AND OUTGOING CALL INFORMATION IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - An apparatus and method for providing incoming and outgoing call information in a mobile communication terminal. A display unit displays detailed incoming/outgoing call information integrated for a particular phone number. A memory stores an incoming/outgoing call list according to an incoming/outgoing event. A controller controls an operation for adding the detailed incoming/outgoing call information to an associated phone number item of the incoming/outgoing call list when the incoming/outgoing call event occurs, and controls an operation for displaying the detailed incoming/outgoing call information integrated for the particular phone number selected from among phone numbers of the incoming/outgoing call list. The detailed incoming/outgoing call information mapped to the same phone number can be viewed at one time by integrating and providing the incoming/outgoing call information.04-18-2013
20130095803SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FILTERING CELLULAR TELEPHONE MESSAGES - Systems and methods for filtering cellular messages to prevent receipt of certain messages are described. In one aspect, a computing device detects an incoming cellular telephone message for delivery to a receiver. The device filters the message by determining source identification information for the incoming cellular telephone message. The device compares this information to source identification entries in an acceptable senders list. The acceptable senders list includes source identification information corresponding to previous incoming and outgoing voice contacts by the receiver. If the source identification information for the incoming cellular telephone message is not found in the source identification entries in the acceptable senders list, the device deletes the cellular telephone message from a memory to prevent receipt of the message by the receiver.04-18-2013
20130095805Automatically Monitoring for Voice Input Based on Context - In one implementation, a computer-implemented method includes detecting a current context associated with a mobile computing device and determining, based on the current context, whether to switch the mobile computing device from a current mode of operation to a second mode of operation during which the mobile computing device monitors ambient sounds for voice input that indicates a request to perform an operation. The method can further include, in response to determining whether to switch to the second mode of operation, activating one or more microphones and a speech analysis subsystem associated with the mobile computing device so that the mobile computing device receives a stream of audio data. The method can also include providing output on the mobile computing device that is responsive to voice input that is detected in the stream of audio data and that indicates a request to perform an operation.04-18-2013
20130095802HOST MOBILE TERMINAL, LOCKING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR UNLOCKING LOCKING MECHANISM - An unlocking method enabling a locking mechanism to be unlocked, includes the following step of: detecting whether an authentication instruction from a host mobile terminal is received. First, transmitting a location search instruction to a caller mobile terminal when the authentication instruction is received. Next, receiving a location of the caller mobile terminal generated in response to the location search instruction from the caller mobile terminal. Then, determining whether the caller mobile terminal is within a predetermined distance based on the location. Finally, unlocking the locking mechanism when the caller mobile terminal is within the predetermined distance.04-18-2013
20130095801SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING ELECTRONIC GROUPS - A method is provide that comprises detecting an incoming or outgoing call; and sending data to a paired device for displaying a plurality of elements associated with the call in a user interface on the paired device prior to connecting the call, the plurality of elements having been obtained from a plurality of sources accessible to the mobile device. Another method is provided, which comprises receiving data from the mobile device for displaying a plurality of elements associated with the call in a user interface on a paired device prior to connecting the call, the plurality of elements having been obtained from a plurality of sources accessible to the mobile device; and displaying the plurality of elements in a user interface on the paired device using the data received from the mobile device.04-18-2013
20130095800VISITOR DETECTOR - A method for a user, with a mobile communication device, to receive and display, in the mobile communication device, owner information coupled to a second user, having a second mobile communication device, at said user. The method comprising receiving, in the communication device, a local connectivity ID broadcasted from said second communication device, transmitting said received local connectivity ID from said communication device to an ID server, receiving, in the communication device, an owner ID from said ID server, wherein said owner ID is coupled to said second user, transmitting said received owner ID from said communication device to an public profile service server, receiving, in the communication device, owner information from said public profile service server, wherein said owner information is coupled to said second user and displaying said received owner information coupled to said second user on a display in said communication device.04-18-2013
20130115926METHOD OF RESPONDING TO AN INCOMING COMMUNICATION RECEIVED BY A HANDHELD DEVICE - A method for replying to an incoming communication received by a handheld electronic device comprises detecting: an incoming communication, detecting a selection of one of a number of predetermined responses to the incoming communication and, responsive to detecting a selection, providing the one of said number of predetermined responses. An improved handheld electronic device implementing the method is also provided.05-09-2013
20130115925System And Method For Using Symbol Command Language Within A Communications Network Via SMS Or Internet Communications Protocols - In one embodiment, a method for conducting a transaction comprises receiving, from a mobile communication device, a short message service (SMS) message comprising a symbol command message, the symbol command message comprising a symbol, command. The method may also include comparing at least a portion of the symbol command message to a plurality of symbol commands in a symbol command directory, and initiating distribution of at least one of a good or service associated with the symbol command in the symbol command message.05-09-2013
20130115923METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DELIVERING DEVICE SPECIFIC SERVICE DOCUMENTATION TO A MOBILE PLATFORM - Disclosed is a method and system for delivering device specific service information to a mobile platform. According to an exemplary system, a mobile phone and a Device Assist Server are operatively connected to prompt a user to capture relevant device information using a camera associated with the mobile phone. A remote Device Assist Server processes this device information and provides service related information to the user via the mobile phone.05-09-2013
20130102293METHOD AND SYSTEM TO AUTOMATICALLY PARK A VOICE CALL FOR DATA TRANSFER - A system and method to automatically park a voice call on a mobile electronic device so that the device can receive data, comprising a switch for establishing a voice call at the at least one caller device, a database tor storing at least one call processing rule, and an enterprise data server for receiving a data message, comparing contents of the data message with at least one rule in the database, and in the event that the contents match the rule then parking the call, switching the mobile electronic device to a data mode of operation, downloading the data message to the device and un-parklng the call.04-25-2013
20130102292METHOD OF SERVING ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND SERVICE SYSTEM - Provided are a method of serving an electronic device and a service system. The method includes: receiving a service request by a manager mobile terminal; notifying a service dispatch schedule on the service request from the manager mobile terminal to a technician mobile terminal; and notifying whether to accept the service dispatch schedule from the technician mobile terminal notified with the service dispatch schedule to the manager mobile terminal.04-25-2013
20130102291Method, System, And Computer Program Product For Delivering Smart Services - A method, system, and computer program product are described for delivering smart services. According to an exemplary embodiment, a method for delivering smart services includes defining a situation including subscriber context information based on private information of a service subscriber. The method also includes identifying an action to perform on behalf of the service subscriber during the first situation. The method further includes receiving a request to determine an availability of the service subscriber. The method still further includes determining that the service subscriber is in the defined situation based on current subscriber context information. The method also includes performing, in response to determining that the service subscriber is in the defined situation, the identified action on behalf of the service subscriber.04-25-2013
20130102290INTELLIGENT COMMUNICATION WITH CONTACT LISTS - A telecommunication device (e.g., mobile phone, smart phone, tablet, laptop computer, personal computer) and method are described herein that utilize multiple communication applications (e.g., phone call, SMS, email, social networking applications (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn . . . )) and a smart address book device (e.g., master contact list, user approved contact lists) to enable a user to send a communication event (e.g., voice call, SMS, email, social networking communication, multimedia session, web based real time communication session) to one or more recipients.04-25-2013
20130102289MOBILE DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION METHOD THEREOF - A communication device initiates a telephone call to a called party by dialing a telephone number, detects whether the communication device receives a ringback tone from the called party, displays a variety of application icons for users to make a section if the communication device receives a ringback tone from the called party, and runs a selected application. A related method is also provided.04-25-2013
20130102287Inferential Urgency Notification Delivery Channel - In one embodiment, a first computing device communicating with a second computing device through a communications channel transmits an out-of-band message indicative of the urgency of the communication through a notification channel. In particular embodiments, a server acts as a proxy for relaying the out-of-band message from the first device to the second device. The second device calculates an implicit urgency score based on the communication characteristics, and combines the implicit score with the explicit urgency indicator to determine whether a call is urgent. In particular embodiments, the server calculates an implicit urgency score based on a number of factors, and the score is composited with the overall urgency score. In particular embodiments, communication handling may be affected by the determination of urgency.04-25-2013
20130102288APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING ENHANCED TELEPHONIC COMMUNICATIONS - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, receiving over a communication network audio voice data originating from a telephony communication session established between a first communication device and a second communication device, transcribing the audio voice data to a text transcription, detecting a presence of a first communication device in the vicinity of a media processor device, and presenting the text transcription on a display communicatively coupled to a media processor device in response to the detected presence of a first communication device. Other embodiments are disclosed.04-25-2013
20130203390AGENT-BASED SYSTEM FOR CALL VERIFICATION - An information-processing apparatus includes a communication unit that receives a telephone call from a telephone number of a calling party. The communication unit transmits a transmission of the telephone number to a search engine when the communication unit receives the telephone call. Further, the communication unit receives a result from the search engine after the transmission of the telephone number. The information-processing apparatus also includes a processing unit that determines whether a communication should be conducted with the calling party, by performing a textual search of the result for a plurality of predetermined words.08-08-2013
20130143536REAL-TIME PARKING AVAILABILITY SYSTEM - Real-time parking availability system. The system includes a database including an inventory of parking spaces in a city including their location, size, and level of demand. A mobile phone is programmed for access to the database to locate a vacant space, to pay for a requested time duration in the space, and to update the database to remove the space from the database of available parking spots for the requested time duration. The parking spaces may accommodate an automobile or a plurality of bicycles.06-06-2013
20100279668METHOD, SYSTEM AND TERMINAL FOR ACQUIRING ELECTRONIC SERVICE GUIDE INFORMATION OF MOBILE PHONE TV - The present invention provides a method for acquiring electronic service guide (ESG) information of a mobile phone TV, including: after encapsulating the ESG information into a multimedia message, the network side sends the multimedia message to a mobile phone TV terminal. The present invention also provides a system for acquiring the ESG information of a mobile phone TV, and the system is used for sending a multimedia message to a mobile phone TV terminal after encapsulating the ESG information into the multimedia message. The present invention also provides a mobile phone TV terminal, which is used for receiving the multimedia message from the multimedia message center and acquiring the ESG information from the multimedia message. The method for acquiring the ESG information as provided in the present invention allows the terminal to be able to quickly acquire the ESG information in real time by sending the ESG information via the multimedia message, thereby enhancing user experience.11-04-2010
20100279667KEYWORD-BASED SERVICES FOR MOBILE DEVICE MESSAGES - A software and/or hardware facility that identifies keywords in a message received by a mobile device and provides advertising and contextual services to the mobile device based on a keyword selection by a user. The facility analyzes a received message to identify keywords in the message. The keywords are identified based on user-specific information that is maintained on the mobile device. The message is displayed to the user with the identified keywords highlighted to the user. When the user selects a keyword, the facility identifies one or more advertisements that are targeted to a user in a manner that takes into account user-specific information. The facility also identifies one or more contexts that are related to the keyword. The facility displays the identified advertisements and contexts to the user. If the user selects an advertisement or context, relevant services are called to deliver responsive content to the user.11-04-2010
20100279665EXCLUSIVE DELIVERY OF CONTENT WITHIN GEOGRAPHIC AREAS - Application developers can request to have their applications registered for use with a content delivery platform. The operator of the content delivery platform establishes perimeters defining geographic areas, and maintains records reserving particular areas for delivery of content associated with particular sponsors. Registered applications running on mobile devices can request content from the content delivery platform. Based at least in part on the request, the content delivery platform can identify a target location, which may be the location of the mobile device, or some other location indicated in the request. A mobile device can be provided content based on the relationship of the target location to the geographic areas, so that a registered application running on a mobile device with a target location contained within a geographic area assigned to a particular sponsor will receive content related to that sponsor.11-04-2010
20100279664SELF-MONITORED HOME SECURITY SYSTEM USING MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS - A system and method for providing home security services may include receiving, at a local alarm controller, a cordless sensor signal indicative of an alarm sensor being triggered. The cordless sensor signal may be communicated over one of multiple cordless telephone channels. In response to receiving the sensor signal, a signal indicative of the cordless telephone channel may be communicated to a mobile telephone of a user to notify the user that a sensor associated with the cordless telephone channel was triggered.11-04-2010
20130157629CUSTOMIZABLE MEDIA AUTO-REPLY SYSTEMS AND METHODS - An auto-reply service provides to callers event-specific audiovisual media messages that were custom recorded on the callee's mobile-telephony device. The auto-reply service selects the media messages at least in part based on an event schedule associated with the callee.06-20-2013
20130157628SMART PHONE BASED ELECTRONIC FENCE SYSTEM - An electronic fence system capable of guiding animals under training to return to a predetermined restricted area is disclosed. The fence system may utilize either a plurality of loops to determine direction of travel for a receiver unit or, alternatively, a GPS system. For embodiments utilizing the GPS system, electronic fences are defined in relation to GPS location information. A lock-down mode is used to contain an animal to a very constricted area when a control command is received to initialize the lock down mode or upon a specified condition. Specified conditions include the animal approaching or entering a specified area or, alternatively, a threshold level of charge being reached for a battery that provides power for the receiver unit. A smart phone is communicatively coupled to a controller or interface device which, in turn, is communicatively coupled to a trainer/receiver.06-20-2013
20080200153APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CODE TRIGGERED INFORMATION QUERYING AND SERVING ON MOBILE DEVICES BASED ON PROFILES - The disclosure details the implementation of apparatuses, methods, and systems for code triggered information querying and serving on mobile devices based on profiles. Information and/or advertisement providers may use a code triggered information server to serve context, demographic, and behavior targeted information to users via mobile devices. Users, in turn, trigger the provision of information by scanning or observing codes or information. The scans, together with geographic, temporal, and user-specific information, are obtained by the server that receives, processes, and records the message. Based on these messages and a user profile—which may include continuously updated user-specific behavior information, situational and ambient information, an accumulated history of scanned code messages, and integration with outside database information—the server selects information to serve to the users' mobile devices from an information base. For example, a user who is profiled as a teenager with a stated interest in comic books and a record of scanning codes related to movies may be served an advertisement for the latest comic book themed movie playing in the next hour near his/her present geographic position the next time he/she scans a code from the entertainment section of the newspaper. The code triggered information server allows for the serving of information that is demographic, interest, location, and time specific. It also allows providers to track user behavior and provide anticipatory information.08-21-2008
20110223894METHOD FOR MONITORING THE VIEWING OF VIDEO CONTENT - The present disclosure relates to a method for monitoring the viewing of video content transmitted via a first wireless link (09-15-2011
20110230173METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING STATUS INFORMATION OF A USER OF A MOBILE DEVICE - The invention provides a method and system for managing status information of a user of a mobile device in a telecommunication network. In one implementation, the system includes a client application residing on the mobile device of the user. The client application determines the status information of the user of the mobile device. The client application further includes a monitoring module for monitoring one or more of one or more applications and a status of one or more communication channels of the mobile device to determine the status information of the user. The system further includes a server communicatively connected to the client application using one or more of a data channel and a control channel of the telecommunication network for receiving the status information of the user. Thereafter, the server may provide the status information of the user to one or more consuming entities.09-22-2011
20110237229COMMUNICATION TERMINAL APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION METHOD - A communication terminal apparatus that includes a personal information obtaining unit configured to obtain contact information about one or a plurality of persons that are a subject of an image; a storage unit configured to store the image in an image address book as an image-attached personal information list item after being added with the contact information obtained by the personal information obtaining unit; a display unit configured to display the image stored in the storage unit; and a control unit configured to cause the display unit to display the image stored in the storage unit when an operation of reading the image-attached personal information list item is performed, and perform a process related to the contact information added to the image in the storage unit when an operation of selecting the one or plurality of persons on the displayed image is performed by a user.09-29-2011
20110237227Chore and Rewards Tracker - A parent telecommunications device may assign chores to an activity-based child device and unlock functionality on the child device when a one or more chores is completed. The child device creates a graphical menu showing a chore list including the chores received from the parent device. The child device recognizes chores as completed based on an indication received from the user of the child device, the user of the parent device, or both.09-29-2011
20120276880SYSTEMS, METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CREATING, EDITING, DISTRIBUTING AND VIEWING ELECTRONIC GREETING CARDS - A system is provided for downloading an electronic greeting card application to a portable computing device. The system comprising a server, a paper greeting card, and a code printed on the paper greeting card. The electronic greeting card application is downloaded to the portable computing device from the server in response to the portable computing device scanning the code on the paper greeting card. Further herein, a system is provided where a category of greeting cards are contained within the electronic greeting card application, and at least a greeting card within the category of greeting cards. The greeting card comprises a plurality pages, with at least one of the a plurality pages having an option to customize, and each of the a plurality pages being movable by a touch of a finger. The customized greeting card may be previewed and may be sent via various sending mechanisms.11-01-2012
20110275354PERSONAL COMPANION - A method of advertizing using a device called Personal Companion. The Personal Companion is a specially designed device or existing Smart Phone linked to cloud based servers via Communication Careers. The device and other enabling gadgets and services are distributed free of charge to members of the public in return for a continuous, uninterruptible flow of consented advertisements. Watching these adverts will typically result in compensation accruing to the user. Users may, however, opt to stop flow of ad, but may forfeit that compensation. The ad server distributes marketing data to the device based on it's physical location, amongst other factors. Preferably, the geographical coordinates of the navigation device are fed to the ad server, which then returns advertisements from businesses operating within those coordinates. The navigation device receives and outputs navigational or entertainment information, in conjunction with marketing data.11-10-2011
20110275356Methods and Circuits for Detecting and Reporting High-Energy Particles Using Mobile Phones and Other Portable Computing Devices - Described are mobile phones that incorporate radiation detectors formed using commonly available semiconductor memories. The radiation detectors require little or no additional hardware over what is available in a conventional phone, and can thus be integrated with little expense or packaging modifications. The low cost supports a broad distribution of detectors. Data collected from constellations of detector-equipped mobile phones can be used to locate mislaid or stolen nuclear materials or other potentially dangerous radiation sources. Phone users can be alerted to radiation dangers in their vicinity, and aggregated phone-specific error data can serve as user-specific dosimeters.11-10-2011
20110275355DISAMBIGUATING AMBIGUOUS CHARACTERS - In one general sense, information may be presented to a user by receiving one or more ambiguous characters that may be resolved to one of at least two disambiguated characters, exchanging at least one of the ambiguous characters with a host, receiving, from the host, results that reflect disambiguated terms related to the ambiguous characters exchanged with the host, rendering the results in a manner enabling the user to perceive which of the disambiguated terms will be used upon user selection of an aspect of the results, and enabling the user to select an aspect of the results to effect use of a corresponding one of the disambiguated terms.11-10-2011
20110275353Methods and Apparatus of a Remote Monitoring System - In one aspect, an apparatus of a data storage and forward device comprises: a cellular phone interface, a controller, a memory, an internet connection and a status indicator, wherein the data sensed by the cellular phone is transferred and stored in the memory, and forwarded to the internet connection. In another aspect, the method of a remote patient monitoring system comprises: a cellular phone sensing and collecting data from a remote patient, a data storage/forward device bridging the connection between the phone and the internet, the data transmitting to a medical office via the bridged connection.11-10-2011
20110275352SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF TIMING DTMF TONES FOR TELEPHONY CONTROL - Control and status information between a mobile device and another device can be signaled over a voice channel using DTMF tones, e.g., a pre-defined sequence of DTMF tones can signal a desired message (more generally, a feature code). Tones sent are separated from each other by a time gap (T11-10-2011
20130150004METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING MOBILE PHONE USAGE WHILE DRIVING - An apparatus that includes a mobile phone detection system is provided. The detection system includes a processor and a plurality of sensors that are operative to be used by the processor to determine which individuals in a group of individuals are and are not transmitting a predetermined type of RF signals. The sensors include a frequency antenna operative to receive RF signals from locations associated with positions of each respective individual. The sensors include a further sensor that is operative to detect data that is used by the processor to corroborate which individuals in the group are and are not transmitting the predetermined type of RF signal. The detection system is operative to communicate to a remote server, data corresponding to at least a portion of the determination made regarding which of the individuals in the group are and are not transmitting the predetermined type of RF signal.06-13-2013
20130150005SYSTEM FOR MANAGING SCHEDULING CONFLICTS - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a proactive scheduler having a controller element to determine a scheduling conflict between a called party and a calling party according to calendar information of the called party and presence information of the called party. Additional embodiments are disclosed.06-13-2013
20130150006SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS - A device to automatically provide differing information levels according to a predetermined social hierarchy includes a memory and a processor. The memory stores social templates corresponding to unique social signatures and being selectable to provide, for each level of the predetermined social hierarchy, a corresponding differing amount of information to each member of the predetermined social hierarchy and/or a social networking service. The processor receives sensor data from a sensor set which detects sensor data related to an environment of a communication device, creates a detected social signature from the received sensor data, determines which of the social signatures of the social templates has the greatest correspondence with the created social signature, retrieves from the memory the determined one social template having the greatest correspondence, and provides only as much information as allowed in the retrieved social template.06-13-2013
20130150007METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR DATA TRANSMISSION - Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method for data transmission, which is used to increase resource utilization. The method according to the embodiments of the present invention includes: receiving, by a media processing device, a service request sent by a user equipment, where the media processing device is located at a radio access network where the user equipment is located; obtaining, by the media processing device, service data corresponding to the service request; obtaining, by the media processing device, air interface resource information of a cell where the user equipment is located and transmission resource information; and performing, by the media processing device, content adaptation and bit rate selection on the service data according to the obtained air interface resource information and transmission resource information. The embodiments of the present invention further disclose a system and a relevant device for data transmission.06-13-2013
20130150008METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SIGNALING TRACE - A method for signaling trace is provided in the present invention. The method comprises: when it is verified that the user access capability of UE is complied with the user access capability contained in the stored trace control and configuration parameters for activating the trace session and a start triggering event is triggered, starting the trace recording session of the UE. An apparatus for signaling trace is provided in the present invention. The present invention realizes signaling trace on the UE with specific access capability, and when the UE is required to report more and more performance measurement reports, the effect on the UE by the performance measurement reports can be reduced effectively.06-13-2013
20090221269 Method of Configuring a Mobile Telephone to Interact with External Services - A mobile telephone can be configured to interact with external services by using a client application on the telephone that interacts with several external services via an intermediary server. The server sends, to the mobile telephone, configuration information to enable or disable defined sets of functionality in the application, the configuration information depending on and appropriate to the particular external service selected on the mobile telephone and being sent automatically to the mobile telephone over-the-air. An implementation of the invention enables a single client application on the mobile telephone to automatically configure features on/off, and modify the terminology used in resources (such as menus, text strings, bitmap images, sounds, sonic effects etc.) depending on the external system or service that the client is connected to via the intermediary server.09-03-2009
20100285783METHOD OF COMMUNICATING INFORMATION FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF PREPAID SERVICES - A method enabling a mobile communication terminal (11-11-2010
20100285780CALL TIME MONITORING AND WARNING GENERATION - A system and method for call time warning generation that includes a telephony device that includes a processor and a memory. During initiation of a call from the device to a destination party, the device determines if a current time is within a do-not-call time and provides a warning if the call is during the do-not-call time before the call is sent.11-11-2010
20100291906SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LOCATION RELATED DATA INTERCEPTION - Systems and methods for legal interception of a transmission through a land based network to or from a mobile station based at least in part on the satisfaction of spatial criteria whereby a geographic area is identified and the location of one or more mobile stations is determined. Transmissions to or from one or more mobile stations may be intercepted based on the mobile stations being located within the geographic area, the distance between multiple mobile stations being less than a predetermined distance, or the distance between one or more mobile stations and a reference object being less than a predetermined distance. Intercepted transmissions as well as any associated data may be forwarded to one or more authorized entities, such as law enforcement agencies.11-18-2010
20120258693SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING TELEPHONY SERVICES - A system and method for enabling a user to purchase an instant mobile telephony services plan makes use of an application on a mobile telephony device. The user can purchase an instant mobile plan via a third party merchant. Once purchased, the user can also make use of the application on the user's mobile telephony device to obtain the purchased telephony services. The communications services provider that provides services to the user under an instant mobile plan may be different from the communications services provider that is tied to the user's mobile telephony device.10-11-2012
20120258692Bluetooth Display System and Method Thereof - A Bluetooth display system for a cellular phone includes a user interactive unit including a display screen, and a central processing unit. The central processing unit includes a main processor, a storage device and a Bluetooth module. The storage device has a predetermined storage capacity, and is electrically connected with the main processor, wherein the storage device is pre-loaded with at least one image and the electronic phone book. The image is linked to the identification entry of the electronic phone book. The Bluetooth module is wirelessly connected to the cellular phone to selectively operate in one of an incoming call mode and an outgoing call mode.10-11-2012
20100317330 METHOD OF ENABLING A SERVICE AT A COMMUNICATION NETWORK NODE - A method enabling a service at a communication network node and a network node adapted to execute the method is provided, wherein a first request, requesting for one or more operations to be associated with a symbol, is received from a first user. The request comprises an instruction, identifying one or more operations. The request triggers the generating of a unique symbol identity, and the creation of a symbol record, associated with the symbol identity, wherein the symbol record, linking the symbol identity to the one or more operations. At the node the symbol identity is also associated with the generated symbol, which is created by a symbol server and forwarded to the first user. Once the symbol has been received by the node in a second request, the symbol identity corresponding to the symbol is retrieved from the symbol server, and the service is enabled by executing the one or more operations according to the symbol record identified by the symbol identity.12-16-2010
20100317329Marking and/or Sharing Media Stream in the Cellular Network Terminal - A media clip is marked (12-16-2010
20100317328MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE WITH EVENT LOGGING - This invention relates to a mobile communications device programmed to provide logging of telephony activity. In one implementation, the programme provides near real-time notification and control of mobile phone calls. The notification is to a back-end logging system.12-16-2010
20120282905Smartphone-Based Methods and Systems - Arrangements involving portable devices (e.g., smartphones and tablet computers) are disclosed. One arrangement enables a content creator to select software with which that creator's content should be rendered—assuring continuity between artistic intention and delivery. Another utilizes a device camera to identify nearby subjects, and take actions based thereon. Others rely on near field chip (RFID) identification of objects, or on identification of audio streams (e.g., music, voice). Some technologies concern improvements to the user interfaces associated with such devices. Others involve use of these devices in connection with shopping, text entry, sign language interpretation, and vision-based discovery. Still other improvements are architectural in nature, e.g., relating to evidence-based state machines, and blackboard systems. Yet other technologies concern use of linked data in portable devices—some of which exploit GPU capabilities. Still other technologies concern computational photography. A great variety of other features and arrangements are also detailed.11-08-2012
20120282904SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TELEPHONE COMMUNICATION - The system and method of the present invention may allow a calling party to make a called party to be aware of its intention to establish a call session with it in one or more ways. According to the present invention a calling party may be automatically offered alternatives to voice session or may be allowed to change the silent mode of the called party to a non-silent mode or may be allowed to address a query to a third party via the called party or may be automatically offered to re-establish a connection with a called party if it was disconnected by the called party in error.11-08-2012
20120282903VIRTUAL NUMBER GATEWAY - An embodiment of a communication system for associating at least one virtual phone number with a mobile device is disclosed. The mobile device is pre-associated with a real phone number and owned by a first subscriber and the at least one virtual phone number is associated with a second subscriber. The system includes a virtual phone platform configured to activate one or more communication services for the at least one virtual phone number. The one or more communication services are simultaneously available to the at least one virtual phone number and the real phone number via the mobile device subsequent to the activation.11-08-2012
20130183943REMOTE VIEWING APPARATUS FOR SMARTPHONE - Enables a synergy between a consumer's Smartphone such as an IPHONE® and an inexpensive, energy-efficient electronic-reader type device, to provide the consumer the features of a more-expensive and higher-energy-use device by relegating capabilities requiring keyboard use e.g., physical or electronic, touch-screen, wireless-connection, telephony-connection e.g., 3G/4G, microphone, speaker, and more to the Smartphone while supporting where desired full-power standalone document-display features to the electronic reader. Apparatus includes an electronic-reader device with an electronic-ink screen and a small number of buttons to perform standalone features such as “display next page”; a low power transceiver, memory, processing hardware, and associated software and battery. The electronic-reader device is especially designed to prevent inappropriate distribution of copyright-protected material.07-18-2013
20130183946APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING CALL SERVICES IN MOBILE TERMINAL - An apparatus and method for processing call services in a mobile terminal are provided. The method for processing call services in a mobile terminal includes entering into, when a call is generated, a call handling mode, recognizing and analyzing voice signals sent and received in the call to produce speech analysis information, detecting a state change of the mobile terminal using a sensing unit to produce user behavior information, and predicting, when a state change of the mobile terminal is detected, an application corresponding to the speech analysis information, and activating the application as a follow-up service.07-18-2013
20130183947SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING CONTENT ON A MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE - A method for displaying content on a mobile communications device during an inactive call state. The method can include storing content for transmission to the mobile communications device, transmitting content to the mobile communications device in response to an event, and displaying the content on the mobile communications device while the mobile communications device is in an inactive call state, wherein the event includes a call initiation event or a call suspension event, wherein the inactive call state includes a call initiation state or a call suspension state, and wherein the content includes images, image sequences, or videos.07-18-2013
20110287749REMOTE BABYSITTING MONITOR - The invention herein disclosed provides means and methods for monitoring the condition of infants, young children, the elderly and the incapacitated from a remote location simply and efficiently and can be regarded as a remote babysitting system. A system for monitoring remote locations comprising a telephonic device adapted to pick up the line automatically when called by a celler, said telephonic device being acoustically coupled to its surroundings, wherein said caller may listen to said surroundings from a remote location is herein described.11-24-2011
20130122873Method and system for realizing call priority access - The disclosure provides a method for realizing call priority access, which includes: a Mobile Switching Center emulation (MSCe) adds priority information of a current call into a message of establishing a terminal which is notified to a Media Gateway (MGW); the MGW obtains priority of the call; and the MGW applies for call-related resources for the current call, and performs call priority access processing according to the priority of the current call when the call-related resources applied for by the MGW are busy. The disclosure further provides a system for realizing call priority access. The solution of the disclosure enables the MGW to realize the call priority access in a priority access way when the MGW applies for call-related resources, enriches and improves call priority access service of a communication network, and has extensive application prospect.05-16-2013
20130122872APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PUSH-TO-SHARE FILE DISTRIBUTION WITH PREVIEWS - An apparatus and method provides for transmitting previews of media objects that are shared in a group communication, such as a push-to-talk or push-to-share communication session. Media objects can be stored at a media server and/or an originating communicating device. A plurality of previews for the media object can be selected and/or generated by the originating device and transmitted during a PTT session. The previews can contain metadata, and the previews and metadata can be used by recipients at target mobile devices to determine whether the user wants to download the media object. Different previews for the media object may be selected for different target mobile devices.05-16-2013
20110294473METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OBTAINING AUTOGRAPHED PHOTOGRAPH VIA A MOBILE COMMUNICATION NETWORK - The invention provides a method and system for obtaining an autographed photograph via a mobile communication network. The user accesses the platform offering the services required for obtaining the autographed photograph via a mobile communication network. Upon access, the user indicates the choice of the background upon which the autograph of the celebrity is to appear. Thereafter, the user enters the customized text as required by the user to appear on the background. The text information submitted by the user is converted into the font corresponding to the handwriting font of the chosen celebrity. The converted information is displayed on the chosen back ground with the autograph. A preview of the final autographed photograph is displayed to the user. If the preview is satisfactory to the user, the user sends the contact details to which the autographed photograph is to be sent.12-01-2011
20110306326Smartphone Management System and Method - A mobile device management system is described for managing files that are locally generated or stored on the mobile device in a cloud environment. The mobile device is configured with a phone application module, a menu module, and a web browser module to conduct a backup operation of the files on the mobile device to a cloud through a network. The cloud comprises a web server, an authentication server, and a secure storage for authenticating the mobile user's access to the cloud, and provide a secure connection to backup the files from the mobile device to the secure storage of the cloud. The mobile device can also upload the files from the mobile device to secure storage of the cloud, which alleviates the burden of carrying a large amount of files on the file storage of the mobile device. In the upload operation, the mobile device deletes the files that have been uploaded to the cloud.12-15-2011
20110312308Methods And Apparatus For Use In Controlling Scanning Operations In A Mobile Communication Device - Techniques for use in a mobile device for controlling scanning operations are described. A calendar application is stored in memory of the mobile device. The calendar application is configured to store calendar appointment data associated one or more appointments. In response to identifying an imminent appointment for a communication session when the mobile device is out-of-coverage, the mobile device performs a scanning operation for identifying a wireless network for communications.12-22-2011
20110312307METHOD AND SYSTEM OF MOBILE DEVICE COMMUNICATION - A system of transmitting content, such as text messaging content, among a plurality of mobile communication devices. The system comprises a plurality of transmission management modules installed in a plurality of mobile communication devices, each being adapted to transmit messaging content and a target telephone number via a packet-oriented communication link and a messaging router which receives the content and the target telephone number via the packet-oriented communication link from one of the plurality of mobile communication devices, identifies a target packet-oriented communication address according to the target telephone number and routes the content to another of the plurality of mobile communication devices according to the target packet-oriented communication address.12-22-2011
20110312306MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE, SERVICE NETWORK, AND METHODS FOR MDT LOG REPORTING - A mobile communication device and an associated method for MDT log reporting are provided. The method can be used in the mobile communication device which communicates with a service network through a first signaling radio bearer and a second signaling radio bearer. The method first receives a request message on the first signaling radio bearer from the service network, and then determines whether the request message requests for an MDT log. At last, the method transmits a response message containing the MDT log on the second signaling radio bearer to the service network when the request message requests for the MDT log.12-22-2011
20110312305System and Method for Provisioning Social Networking Services Through Ring Back Tones - A method and system for provisioning of social networking services through ring back tones is provided. In various embodiments of the present invention, when a caller makes a call to a callee, a ring back tone containing social network profile information is provided to the caller.12-22-2011
20110312304Adaptive Ringtone Detector - A communications system and a method of detecting and learning new ringtones in an automatic manner, comprising a desk phone (12-22-2011
20110312303CONTEXT-DRIVEN DATA SHARING - This patent application pertains to context-driven data sharing, and specifically to data sharing relating to a telephone call. One example can establish a telephone call between first and second computing devices. This example can also utilize the telephone call as at least part of a basis for temporarily adjusting a data sharing permission level on at least one of the first and second computing devices during the telephone call.12-22-2011
20130189962EVENT RESPONSE APPARATUS AND METHOD - A specially programmed computer and method supported by the use of individual mobile communication devices manages, organizes and automates responses to events. The responses are taken by third parties that address activities related to the events. The computer: receives ownership data concerning a new mobile phone account; receives a request from the user to participate in the automated system with respect to any event response automated by the computer; enables the user to activate the system by sending an action relating to any such event; creates a template for the user of the mobile phone account; creates an activity block that holds a matrix of information associated with each such event; and automatically implements responding action as dictated by the event responder.07-25-2013
20130189964TEXTING SAFETY SYSTEM - A method for providing safety when attempting to text messages using a device capable or receiving and sending messages from a short message service (“SMS”), comprising upon the device receiving an SMS: (a) determining if the device is active; (b) determining if the device is moving at a speed above a predetermined level; and (c) if both (a) and (b) are positive, then displaying a message warning against texting while driving.07-25-2013
20130189960Method, System and Computer Readable Medium for Addressing Handling from an Operating System - A method, system and computer readable medium for information handling within an operating system, including providing a record retrieval program; providing an input device within a window or screen of the operating system and configured to enter an execute command which initiates a record retrieval from local and remote information sources using the record retrieval program; using the record retrieval program to enter first information into search fields provided in the record retrieval program; entering the execute command using the input device after the step of entering the first information; searching, using the record retrieval program, the local and remote information sources for second information associated with the first information; and displaying the second information in the record retrieval program, when one of the local and remote information sources includes second information associated with the first information.07-25-2013
20130189961LINKING A NAME TO A PHONE NUMBER IN A TEXT MESSAGE BASED ON A CONTACT LIST IN A MOBILE DEVICE - A method to initiate a phone call to a contact. The method includes analyzing a text message to identify a first attribute of the contact, and selecting one or more entries from a contact list stored in the mobile device by matching the first attribute of the contact to a portion of each of the one or more entries. The method also includes identifying a second attribute of the contact from the one or more entries based on a first pre-determined criterion, and modifying the text message to generate a displayed text message comprising a modified attribute that is modified from the first attribute based on the second attribute. The method also includes receiving a user selection as a first input indicating a user selected the modified attribute in response to viewing the displayed text message, and initiating the phone call to the contact based on the phone number.07-25-2013
20130189963System and Method for Automatically Answering a Call on a Communication Device - A system and method for answering a call on a communication device is provided and includes: detecting an incoming call on the communication device, automatically answering the incoming call, and detecting whether an audio signal is received through the microphone of the communication device. Upon not detecting an audio signal, the call is disconnected.07-25-2013
20130189965DISPLAY CALLER ID ON IPTV SCREEN - A system that automatically delivers telephony network services from a dual mode service technology platform to an external entity. The system includes a sensing component that detects the presence of a mobile handset registered on a cellular network, and registers the mobile handset with a wireless access network. Further, a provisioning component identifies calls to subscribers that are provisioned for the requested telephony network service. Once the calls are identified, the provisioning component extracts the requested data from the incoming calls and routes the data to an external entity for display.07-25-2013
20130115928SYSTEM AND METHOD OF RECORDING AND SHARING MOBILE APPLICATION ACTIVITIES - A method of recording activity at a wireless device is provided. The method includes receiving a record command, determining a user activity at the wireless device, and determining available memory at the wireless device. The method further includes recording the user activity to create a device recording at least partially based on the user activity and the available memory.05-09-2013
20120021729Application Audio Announcements Using Wireless Protocols - The present invention relates to methods and apparatus for using a wireless telephone communication protocol to make a non-telephonic audio announcement (NTAA). An apparatus to use a hands-free telephonic device to make a non-telephonic audio announcement (NTAA) includes an announcer module configured to receive the NTAA from an application. The announcer module is configured to send an outgoing call initiation command signal to the hands-free telephonic device using a hands-free communication protocol. After the call initiation command signal is sent, the announcer sends the NTAA to the hands free telephonic device using the hands-free communication protocol.01-26-2012
20120021728WIRELESS DIRECTORY UNIT AND SYSTEM WITH CDMA TRANSFER AND SIM STORAGE METHOD - A wireless directory device and system with method that can operate alone, or can accompany a cellular/mobile communications device. In any location it will quickly locate telephone number and/or address listings including residential, business, cellular, government, local, and any other types of listings provided by a telecommunication service provider. Users are able to locate and store a single listing, or an entire directory database of listings, for any geographical areas in the world. SIM card storage and GPS enable around the clock connection to the providers' databases instantly, regardless of changes of region caused by travel.01-26-2012
20120028619AMBIENT TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM, A METHOD FOR OPERATING SUCH SYSTEM, AND A COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - An ambient telecommunication system (02-02-2012
20130196638TARGET SERVICE APPARATUS AND METHOD BASED ON DEVICE TO DEVICE DIRECT COMMUNICATION - An apparatus and a method for providing a call taxi service based on D2D communication are provided. When a user terminal executes a call taxi service, a call taxi service request is transferred to a terminal from at least one taxi located in a neighboring area of the user terminal, and then the user terminal directly selects one taxi or one taxi is selected through a competition between taxis. As a result, a process of providing the call to the selected taxi. Accordingly, the user has an advantage of using a quick call taxi service without going through a separate call center.08-01-2013
20130196639ABBREVIATED DIALING - An intelligent abbreviated dialing feature can use a portion of a phone number as a shortcut to dialing. Any portion of a phone number can be input into a communications device such as by pressing buttons on the keypad or speaking into a microphone. A processor in the communications device or on a network accessible by the communications device can generate the phone number register from frequently dialed numbers. The processor can compare the input into the communications device against the phone number register. For each digit of the phone number that is input into the communications device, the processor can search the phone numbers and provide search results with the corresponding numbers. A phone number can be selected from the search results and dialed.08-01-2013
20130196640Network Elements for End-to-End (E2E) Circuit Service (CS) Call Tracing Functionality - According to the invention, it provides a Network Element (NE) acting as an originating NE for End-to-End (E2E) Circuit Service (CS) call tracing functionality, the NE comprising: a receiver configured to receive a trace activation message which contains trace control and configuration parameters, wherein the trace control and configuration parameters include at least a Trace Reference, a start triggering event, a stop triggering event, an E2E call tracing option and an address of a Trace Collection Entity; a storage device configured to store the trace control and configuration parameters received by the receiver; a trace data reporter configured to start a trace session with the Trace Reference, to start a Trace Recording Session with a Trace Recording Session Reference when the start triggering event occurs, and to record and output trace data according to the stored trace control and configuration parameters; and a sender configured to detect that the E2E call tracing option is included in the trace activation message, and to include/send a trace extension field in a protocol signaling message towards a next NE, wherein the trace extension field includes at least the Trace Reference, the Trace Recording Session Reference, and the address of the Trace Collection Entity, wherein the trace data reporter is further configured to stop the Trace Recording Session when the stop triggering event occurs. Also, the present invention provides an NE acting as an intermediate NE and an NE acting as a terminated NE both for the E2E CS call tracing functionality.08-01-2013
20130196637System and Method for Integrating an Outgoing Cellular Call as an Enterprise Call - A method on a wireless user equipment (UE) device facilitates integration of an outgoing cellular call as an enterprise call. The UE device attaches to a wide area cellular network on which the device has a non-enterprise address. Upon blocking incoming calls, the UE device sends a request to a node in a data network to initiate an outgoing cellular call with an expectation of receiving an incoming circuit-switched (CS) call back from the network node within a time window. The incoming CS call contains an enterprise address associated with a user of the wireless UE device as a calling line identity to identify that the incoming CS call is related to the request to initiate the outgoing cellular call. The UE device indicates to the network node that a call leg is established between the enterprise user and the network node.08-01-2013
20120295592Vehicle Component Identification and Configuration Registry Reporting System - A method and system for utilizing a telematics unit on a telematics-equipped vehicle as a register for ECU Critical Information (ECI) associated with the ECUs in the vehicle, which may include their serial numbers, configurations, software images, and other data includes the telematics unit querying ECUs within the telematics-equipped vehicle such as, for example, when the vehicle is started. The ECUs may then provide the telematics unit with the ECI associated with each ECU. The ECI may be encrypted, and the telematics unit may provide each module that it queries with a nonce used in the encryption process. The telematics unit may then decrypt the ECI received from each of the ECUs and compare the received ECI to previously stored ECI. If the received ECI is different from the previously stored ECI, the telematics unit may send the new ECI to a TSP call center. Both the telematics unit and the call center may replace the previously stored ECI with the new ECI and may maintain records of previously stored ECI and updates to the ECI.11-22-2012
20120058750"I am dirving/busy" automatic response system for mobile phones - A cell phone which has been modified by the addition of software which responds to the press of one or more Busy keys by automatically sending a pre-typed text message to the sender of the latest text message just received or automatically answering an incoming call immediately upon pressing the Busy key and playing a pre-recorded audio message. The outgoing text or audio message can inform the sender of the incoming text or the caller that the user is driving or otherwise engaged and cannot respond immediately. In some embodiments, one or more Busy keys can be added keys or one or more existing keys on the cell phone or on the keypad of the cell phone or on a touchscreen or a visual depiction of a keypad on a touchscreen of the cell phone.03-08-2012
20130203391SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SIMULTANEOUS ROUTING FO A SPECIAL NUMBER CALL TO A PLURALITY OF AGENCIES - A system for simultaneously routing a special number call from a mobile unit to a plurality of agencies includes (a) at least one of an unlicensed mobile access network and a radio access network communicating with the mobile unit; (b) a mobile switch coupled with at least one of the networks; (c) a call receiver coupled with the mobile switch; at least one of the call receiver and the mobile switch being coupled for communication with respective of the agencies; and (d) a locator coupled with at least one of the mobile switch and the call receiver. After receiving the special number call, the call receiver cooperates with at least one of the locator and the mobile switch to effect routing of the special number call to one or more included agency. Determination which agency is an included agency is made at the call receiver.08-08-2013
20130203392SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMICALLY COUPLING A SPECIAL NUMBER CALL WITH A FUNCTION-FOCUSED ANSWERING UNIT - A system for dynamically coupling a special number call from a calling unit with at least one function-focused answerer includes: (a) at least one of an unlicensed mobile access network, a radio access network, and a public switched telephone network configured and situated for communicative coupling with the calling unit; (b) at least one network switch coupled with at least one of the networks; and (c) a special number call receiver coupled with the network switch. At least one of the special number call receiver and the network switch is configured for communicative coupling of the special number call with the at least one function-focused answerer unit. After receiving the special number call, the special number call receiver dynamically couples the special number call to an included function-focused answerer. Determining which function-focused answerer is an included function-focused answerer is made at the special number call receiver.08-08-2013
20130203393APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GENERATING SMART REPLY IN A MOBILE DEVICE - A method and an apparatus for generating a smart reply in a mobile phone is provided. The method includes analyzing at least one of a user profile information and an environment of a user when a reply of a call has failed, obtaining an inference indicating a status of the user based on the user profile information and the environment, generating a text message including a reply failure reason of the call based on the inference, and transmitting the text message to a mobile terminal of a caller.08-08-2013
20130203394METHOD AND APPARATUS TO SUPPORT M2M CONTENT AND CONTEXT BASED SERVICES - Devices, computer readable media, and methods for supporting services at an application service layer (ASL) are disclosed. The ASL may be a machine-to-machine (M2M) services capability layer (SCL). Content functions may interpret the data to generate a semantic description of the data. Semantic information associated with data may be stored. Context aware functions may process the semantic description of the data to generate lower level contextual cues. Context aware reasoning functions may process the lower level contextual cues to deduce higher level context. An application or a second ASL may use the contextual cues and the situational context to trigger an action. The ASL may create a trigger condition based on a received message. The ASL may invoke a function based on detecting a trigger condition. The ASL may perform a command based on a received command. The ASL may use a objective function and feedback to control a device.08-08-2013
20130203395COMMUNICATION APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING AN INDICATION ABOUT A MISSED CALL, AND METHOD THEREOF - A communication apparatus for providing an indication about a missed telephone call. The apparatus includes receiving means for receiving an incoming call, a control unit for processing said incoming call, and output means for outputting information to an user. The communication apparatus also includes processing means which extracts a cause value contained in a cause information element sent from a network to the communication apparatus, and which outputs to the user an indication related to a missed call via the output means. The cause value indicates whether the call was cleared by the calling user or by the network. The communication apparatus outputs to the user, via, the output means, an indication related to whether the missed call was caused by the calling user or by the network.08-08-2013
20120064869SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INCORPORATING AUDIO CONTENT IN INTERNET COMMUNICATIONS - A disclosed method for incorporating audio content in an Internet communication includes assigning a phone number to the audio content, incorporating the phone number in the communication, and providing the communication to a recipient. The audio content may be a recorded audio message. The communication may be a post or status update on a blogging service, or a post to a Web page. The phone number may be automatically dialed when a recipient of the communication selects the phone number. The method may also include receiving a telephone call from the recipient and directed to the phone number, and providing the audio content to the recipient in response to the received telephone call. Two network servers are described, each including a memory that stores communication software, and a processor to execute the communication software. The communication software configures each processor to carry out steps of the disclosed method.03-15-2012
20120064868METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTERNATIONAL ROAMING AND CALL BRIDGING - Disclosed is an enhanced system and method for bridging calls across telecommunications networks, including an illustrative application of the invention as it relates to international roaming among prepaid wireless subscribers. For instance, whenever wireless subscribers roam internationally they may invoke the system by keying in an Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) short code followed by the number to be dialed. Said subscriber's prepaid account is then decremented in real-time (until such account is fully depleted). A key feature of the disclosure generally is the bridging of the call legs between the wireless subscriber initiating the telephone communication and that of the receiving party through a series of general purpose databases and computers without requiring modifications to existing core network or handset infrastructure03-15-2012
20120064867COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM THAT PROVIDES USER-SELECTABLE DATA WHEN USER IS ON-HOLD - Systems and methods for providing user-selectable data when a user is on hold are provided. A communications system can automatically detect when a user is placed on hold. Additionally, a user can indicate when he/she has been placed on hold. After it has been determined that a user is placed on hold, the system can select adaptive information according to predetermined selection criteria and present that adaptive information to the user. A system can also generate contextual data which is related to the content of a current communication and use that contextual data (in addition to any predetermined selection criteria) to select adaptive information that is relevant to a user's communications. Contextual data can be generated before a user is placed on hold by analyzing a communications signal in order to identify keywords that are based on the content of that communication.03-15-2012
20120071143SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OBTAINING MAP COORDINATES TO FIXED LOCATION - A method for obtaining directions to fixed location such as a restaurant includes using a telephone to call a 411 directory, and providing a prompt to the caller during the 411 call to push a button on the telephone to download the GPS location of the restaurant. The GPS information is transferred from the telephone to a navigation module in a vehicle which displays a map showing the route to the restaurant. Or, the GPS location may be obtained from an Internet server associated with the fixed location.03-22-2012
20120071141HETEROGENEOUS NETWORK ACCESS ON DEVICES WITH ONE OR MORE NETWORK INTERFACES - A method for managing TCP flows in a mobile device adapted to connect to two or more wireless network types includes enabling connection to a number of networks of different types at the mobile device and executing a plurality of Internet-enabled applications on the mobile device. Each such application forms an existing TCP connection over a first one of the wireless networks. The routing table is modified such that any additional TCP connection will be created on a second one of the wireless networks. The device determines that a termination condition has occurred and in response to determining that the termination condition has occurred, renders an interface on the mobile device to the first one of the wireless networks inoperative.03-22-2012
20120071140METHOD FOR CONTROLLING MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS - A method for controlling mobile communications involves identifying an operator of the mobile vehicle, where the operator is associated with the mobile communications device. The method further includes recognizing, via a telematics unit in the mobile vehicle, a first in-vehicle trigger to initiate a vehicle data upload event with a telematics service center. The vehicle data for the vehicle data upload event includes information of the mobile vehicle and of the operator of the mobile vehicle. Upon receiving the vehicle data at the telematics service center, transmitting a request from the service center to a mobile communications service provider to disable at least one of an incoming communication for the mobile communications device or an outgoing communication from the mobile communications device. The method further involves disabling the incoming and/or outgoing communication.03-22-2012
20120071139METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ACTIVATING SERVICES ON A WIRELESS TERMINAL - A method and apparatus for setting a wireless terminal for a service are disclosed. The wireless terminal automatically sends identification information to a server by dialing a predetermined number. Upon receiving the identification information, the server finds customer information corresponding to the identification information, and determines one or more services which are available on the wireless terminal. The server sends service information indicating the available services. The wireless terminal displays a list of the available services, and upon detecting a selection of an available service, sends a request to transfer an application program for setting up the selected service to the server. The wireless terminal executes the downloaded application program and displays guidance for setting up the available service. In response to user inputs based on the displayed guidance, the selected service is activated and set-up in the wireless terminal.03-22-2012
20120077468PROVIDING INTEGRATED SERVICE-ENTITY PREMIUM COMMUNICATION SERVICES - Systems, methods, and devices that integrate a subscriber's communication services, including home wireline communication services, and a service-entity communication services are presented. User equipment (UE) is associated with a subscription for communication services, comprising wireline and wireless communication services, of a subscriber. The UE communicates with an enhanced service management component (ESMC) associated with a service entity to facilitate integration of at least a portion of the subscriber's communication services with the service entity's communication services while the UE is registered with the ESMC. While registered, the subscriber's UE is used to facilitate controlling a door lock to the subscriber's room associated with the service entity; and accessing the integrated communication services, including at least a portion of the home services, while in a location of the service entity, at least when the home services are provided via the same provider as that serving the service entity.03-29-2012
20120094640AUTOMATIC USER AVAILABILITY STATUS DETERMINATION FOR A HANDHELD COMMUNICATION DEVICE - To automatically determine the availability status of the user of a handheld communication device, various conditions of the device may be checked, which imply whether the user is likely Available, or Unavailable or the equivalent. Normally, the conditions are checked only if the user has not explicitly or semi-explicitly set his or her status to Unavailable. The conditions to be checked can vary, but generally include anything from which it might be inferred or implied that the user is likely Available or Unavailable or the equivalent. Such conditions can include, for example, whether or not a specified timeout for use of a mechanical feature has elapsed; whether a real-time application is in use; and preferably any one or more of other conditions, one further example being whether there are any unattended-to notifications such as an unanswered phone call, or a missed e-mail, or other message.04-19-2012
20120094639HEAT MAPS APPLYING LOCATION-BASED INFORMATION TO TRANSACTION PROCESSING DATA - Embodiments of the present invention relate to determining the location of an enrolled account holder using a mobile device, such as a mobile phone, that is associated with the cardholder's transaction account in a location-based system (LBS). The mobile device is used to determine the approximate location of the account holder at the time of the transaction, for example, by using cellular tower triangulation. Location data, such as geographic coordinates, may be combined with transaction data. The combination of transaction data and location data can be used to generate heat maps showing transaction, spending, and fraud patterns, among other data.04-19-2012
20120094638UBIQUITOUS CONNECTIVITY AND CONTROL SYSTEM FOR REMOTE LOCATIONS - A thermostat control system for monitoring and controlling environmental characteristics of a building includes a base station unit and a remote access unit continuously interfacing through instant wireless private direct connectivity. The system also includes a plurality of sensors that measure the environmental characteristics and provide the thermostat unit with the measurements.04-19-2012
201302103941800 number that connects to the internet and mobile devises - The method is for everyone to transport sound and words, and or recordings to the internet. Audio telecommunication network systems containing an 1800 Absolute Radio Frequency Channel Number with a software system that will recognize sounds, words, and or recordings which will understand to translate into written document format such as completing a full document report or just submitting material's recordings to a located website. When dialed into the 1-800 number, users will be able to access the app website to hear their recorded messages and to respond to messages or send or save to other websites.08-15-2013
20130210396METHOD FOR COLLECTIVELY TRANSFERRING LOGICALLY GROUPED OBJECTS - A method for creating, utilizing/applying and transferring a group of objects from a communication device to a remote device in a network is provided. The method includes creating at least one group of related objects by extracting the related objects from a database of the communication device; applying rules and properties to the created group locally on the communication device; connecting to the remote device for transferring the group; and transferring the group to the remote device as a single entity.08-15-2013
20130210397CONTENT SHARING SYSTEM, MOBILE TERMINAL, PROTOCOL SWITCHING METHOD AND PROGRAM - A content sharing system in which a plurality of terminal devices that enable voice calls and data communication to each other, switching equipment that mediates the voice calls, and a content sharing server that mediates the data communication are connected to each other, each mobile device comprising: a voice call module, a content sharing application that generates incremental update commands in response to one user operation and sends the incremental update commands to another mobile device with respect to the same content; first and second communication control units that perform data communication according to first and second communication protocols; and a protocol selection unit that sends a desired protocol to the content sharing server according to the status of the terminal device, receives the determined protocol and switches the communication protocol to this protocol.08-15-2013