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Card control element

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455 - Telecommunications

455073000 - TRANSMITTER AND RECEIVER AT SAME STATION (E.G., TRANSCEIVER)

455550100 - Radiotelephone equipment detail

455557000 - Interface attached device (e.g., interface with modem, facsimile, computer, etc.)

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20090275363Sim-Centric Mobile Commerce System for Deployment in a Legacy Network Infrastructure - A financial transaction processing system in a legacy financial transaction network for wireless mobile handset devices having an internal SIM or USIM under control of a service provider in a wireless communication network connected to an open world communication network in which the SIM or USIM has a secure part of an account management application that manages a financial account in the handset and adjusts the financial account when the user of the handset communicates a number related to the mobile number of the handset to a legacy remote card terminal which routes the number and transaction data to the secure link server of the service provider.11-05-2009
20110183716RELEASE MECHANISM FOR A SMART CARD - A smart card receiving assembly for a handheld communication device includes a housing, a release arm, and a smart card receiver. The housing forms an access compartment for receiving a battery and a smart card. The release arm is slidingly coupled to the housing and includes an extension extending downward. The smart card receiver is adapted to receive a smart card and includes a channel adapted to receive the extension. The smart card receiver can be made of metal to provide rigidity to the handheld communication device. When the release arm is moved from a first position to a second position, the extension can force the smart card from a seated position to an unseated position with the smart card sliding at least partially out of the smart card receiver and into the access compartment.07-28-2011
20100062808UNIVERSAL INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CARD HAVING A VIRTUAL SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY MODULE FUNCTIONALITY - Universal integrated circuit card (UICC) having a virtual subscriber identity module functionality is disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) comprises a mobile equipment (ME) configured to perform wireless communication and a UICC. The UICC is configured to perform security functionalities. The UICC supports multiple isolated domains including UICC issuer's domain. Each domain is owned by a separate owner so that each owner stores and executes an application on the UICC under a control of an UICC issuer and the UICC issuer's domain controls creation and deletion of other domains and defines and enforces security rules for authorizing third parties to have an access to the domains. The UICC is configured to verify integrity of operating system functions and applications stored on the UICC. The UICC is configured to control an access to information regarding applications according to security policies stored within the UICC.03-11-2010
20090029737Electronics card communication - An electronics card for an electronics module comprises a wireless transceiver for communication with a second wireless transceiver external to the card. In addition, an electronics module comprises such an electronics card.01-29-2009
20090191919STORAGE MEDIUM AND CONFLICT CONTROL METHOD - Disclosed herein is a storage medium to be attached to a mobile phone for use, the storage medium including: a contact type connection section configured to connect with the mobile phone; a wireless communication section configured to connect with a controller located outside; a subscriber information storage section configured to store subscriber information about a subscriber using the mobile phone; and a conflict control section configured to control access to the subscriber information storage section by the mobile phone through the contact type connection section, and access to the subscriber information storage section by the controller through the wireless communication section.07-30-2009
20090191918GENERIC IDENTITY MODULE FOR TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES - An identity module includes a memory and a processor. In the memory are stored installation code for installing in the memory a provider profile that associates the identity module with a communication services provider and communication code that, in combination with the provider profile, supports communication by a host of the identity module using services of the communication services provider. The processor executes the installation code to install the provider profile and then executes the communication code in support of the communication. Preferably, no portion of any such communication suite is stored initially in the identity module. The host requests the provider profile from a server that includes a communication interface for communicating with the host, a memory wherein is stored code for providing to the host a customization suite that includes substantially all of the provider profile, and a processor for executing the code.07-30-2009
20090191916GENERIC IDENTITY MODULE FOR TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES - An identity module includes a memory and a processor. In the memory are stored installation code for installing in the memory a customization suite that associates the identity module with a communication services provider and communication code that, in combination with the customization suite, supports communication by a host of the identity module using services of the communication services provider. The processor executes the installation code to install the customization suite and then executes the communication code in support of the communication. Preferably, no portion of any such communication suite is stored initially in the identity module. The host requests the customization suite from a server that includes a communication interface for communicating with the host, a memory wherein is stored code for providing substantially the entire customization suite to the host, and a processor for executing the code.07-30-2009
20110195751Service Provider Activation - Systems and methods for activating a mobile device for use with a service provider are described. In one exemplary method, a mobile device having a currently inserted SIM card may be prepared for activation using a signing process in which an activation server generates a signed activation ticket that uniquely corresponds to the combination of the device and SIM card, and that is securely stored on the mobile device. In another exemplary method the mobile device may be activated in an activation process in which the device verifies an activation ticket against information specific to the device and SIM card, and initiates activation when the verification of the activation ticket is successful.08-11-2011
20110195749METHODS FOR ACCESSING SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY CARDS EACH VIA A DEDICATED INTERFACE AND SYSTEMS CONTAINING SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY CARDS EACH WITH A DEDICATED INTERFACE - A system for accessing subscriber identity cards each via a dedicated interface is provided. The system includes a first subscriber identity card, a second subscriber identity card and a Baseband chip. The Baseband chip includes a first subscriber identity module (SIM) interface coupled to the first subscriber identity card, a second SIM interface coupled to the second subscriber identity card and a processor coupled to the first and second SIM interfaces. The processor accesses the first subscriber identity card via the first SIM interface and the second subscriber identity card via the second SIM interface.08-11-2011
20120178500COMMUNICATION OPERATING METHOD, PORTABLE DEVICE INCLUDING DUAL SIM CARD AND, NETWORK SYSTEM SUPPORTING THE SAME - A method for operating a dual Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card terminal is provided. The method includes performing a camping process based on a first SIM card by a terminal including a plurality of SIM cards, requesting a call switch so that a communication message, which is transmitted to at least one other SIM card that does not currently support a communication function, is transmitted to the first SIM card by the terminal, and call-switching a communication message, which is transmitted to at least one other SIM card, so that the communication message is transmitted to the first SIM card by a network system according to the call switch request.07-12-2012
20090156257Method of dealing with carrier conflict between main and subordinate cards of single-chip dual-card-dual-standby mobile phone - The present invention provides a method for dealing with the carrier conflict between the main card and subordinate card of a single-chip dual-card-dual-standby mobile phone, which includes a set one set of antenna, RF module and baseband processing chip and further comprises a radio resource adapter layer provided between the RRC layer and the physical layer. The RRC module calculates the position of the carriers of the main card and the subordinate card. The radio resource adapter layer determines the relative position between the carriers of main card and subordinate card so as to determine the type of the conflict, set priority levels to the services of the main card and subordinate card, and process the services according to the priority levels so as to avoid the conflict.06-18-2009
20100075716METHODS FOR SHARING MOBILITY STATUS BETWEEN SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY CARDS AND SYSTEMS UTILIZING THE SAME - A method for sharing a mobility status in a mobile station with a first subscriber identity card and a second subscriber identity card is provided. The mobility status indicating the movement extent of the mobile station is obtained by the first subscriber identity card being currently camping on a first cell of a first network operator. Settings corresponding to a mobility-dependent procedure for the second subscriber identity card being currently failure to camp on any second cell of a second network operator are configured, thereby enabling the mobility-dependent procedure to be performed with consideration of the obtained mobility status.03-25-2010
20130084918WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH SIM-TO-SD ADAPTOR - An adaptor card is disclosed that allows a wireless communication device to access and communicate with a SIM card trough an SDIO terminal accessibly located at an exterior of the device. The adaptor card includes a SIM receiving terminal configured to receive a SIM card. The SIM receiving terminal includes a SIM interface that contacts the plurality of pins located on the SIM card in order to communicate with an IC chip located on the SIM card. The adaptor card further includes a signal conversion module that converts signals between a SIM protocol for signals transmitted to, or received from, the SIM card, and an SD protocol for signals transmitted to, or received from, the electronics device. The signal conversion module is also configured to map the signals received at the terminals of the adaptor card to the corresponding terminals of the SIM card.04-04-2013
20130029726SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRIORITIZING REQUESTS TO A SIM - The method and system relate to prioritizing access and shaping traffic to the SIM such that the requests to the SIM that pertain to registering the wireless mobile device on a network are given a higher priority than other requests to the SIM. The higher priority requests that relate to registering the mobile device on a network may be processed by the SIM prior to at least one other request that is not related to registering the mobile device on the network.01-31-2013
20130035137MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR ADDING CONTACT INFORMATION - Disclosed are a mobile terminal and a method for adding contact information. The mobile terminal includes: an input module, configured for providing an interface for adding a plurality of contacts including an input control and a clear control, wherein the input control is configured for generating an input instruction according to an operation of a user and the clear control is configured for generating a clear instruction according to the operation of the user; a control module, configured for adding information of the plurality of contacts according to the input instruction from the input module and deleting the information of the plurality of contacts on the interface for adding a plurality of contacts according to the clear instruction from the clear control; and a storage module, configured for storing the information of the plurality of contacts added by the control module. By way of the present invention, the flow of storing contact information is simplified and user experience is improved.02-07-2013
20130035136METHOD OF CONFIGURING MODULES FOR IDENTIFYING USERS OF A TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK - A method of configuring modules for identifying users of a telecommunication network able to cover a service area, each identification module including an identification code stored in the identification module, the identification code including: an operator identifier; a user identification number; the method includes assigning a same operator identifier to a plurality of modules for identifying users belonging to a same organization or international mission.02-07-2013
20130079059Systems and Methods for Multi-Device Wireless SIM Management - Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for automated multi-device, multi-persona wireless SIM management. A virtual SIM database associated with a user is maintained on the mobile service provider's network. Such a virtual SIM database contains multiple personas for that user. For each of the user devices they wish to use on the mobile service network, the user is furnished with one “stub” SIM to be installed on the user device, onto which may be loaded any one of the personas maintained by the virtual SIM database. Upon an event, a selected user device downloads a selected persona from the network and loads it onto its stub SIM, so that the selected device is now registered on the network with that persona.03-28-2013
20100041438Multiple Subscription Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Card - Embodiments of the invention include a multiple subscription subscriber identity module (SIM) card. The SIM card includes a plurality of sets of subscription parameters from which to select and activate a single set of parameters. The sets of subscription parameters each contain various information, e.g., information such as an Integrated Circuit Card Identifier (ICCID) and an International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI), and are based on various criteria, e.g., different service regions of use for the electronic device on which the SIM card is installed. A set of subscription parameters is selected for a particular region of use either manually or automatically. The SIM card, which can include a software interface that provides a list of available sets of subscription parameters, is activated by updating the selected set of subscription parameters. Alternatively, a default set of subscription parameters is selected unless a different set of subscription parameters is selected manually from among the plurality of sets of subscription parameters. According to alternative embodiments of the invention, the selected set of subscription parameters can be deactivated and a different set of subscription parameters can be selected and updated to in the SIM card.02-18-2010
20100041437COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - A communication apparatus for communicating with another apparatus via a network, includes: a storage unit for storing identification information of a plurality of networks and areas where the networks are deployed, respectively, and information of time periods while communication over the networks is permissible for the communication apparatus, respectively; a processor to control communication with the another apparatus in accordance with a process including: selecting one of the networks which is currently connectable and available to communicate with the another apparatus on the basis of the identification information of the networks and the areas; determining whether the present time is within one of the time periods; and either inhibiting communication with the another apparatus via the selected network when the present time is not within the period of time, or allowing communication with the another apparatus via the selected network when the present time is within the period of time.02-18-2010
20090156253Apparatus and Methods for Providing Fully Qualified Domain Name Resolution for Home Network Realm Based on International Mobile Subscriber Identity - Various embodiments for providing fully qualified domain name (FDQN) resolution for a home network realm based on an International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) are described. In one embodiment, a mobile computing device may be arranged to retrieve an IMSI including a Mobile Country Code (MCC) and a Mobile Network Code (MNC) and to derive an initial FQDN from the IMSI using an initial MNC rule. The mobile computing device may transmit an initial domain name system (DNS) request comprising the initial FQDN. The mobile computing device may be arranged to derive an alternate FQDN from the IMSI using an alternate MNC rule and to transmit a subsequent DNS request comprising the alternate FQDN when a DNS error message is received in response to the initial DNS request. Other embodiments are described and claimed.06-18-2009
20090156256Method of dealing with business conflict of dual-card-dual-standby mobile phone - The present invention provides a method of dealing with business conflict of a dual-card-dual-standby mobile phone. Calculate the period of the periodic location update of the main card and subordinate card respectively, and reset a new period of the periodic location update. Comparing to the original period of the periodic location update, the new period of the periodic location update is reduced by twice of a time for the mobile phone to do the location update. Thus, when the first location update is delayed due to the terminating call, it still has time for the second location update. Set priority level for each conflicting services, so as to avoid the service conflict, such as the conflict between the originating and terminating call and the location update, and the conflict between the location update of main card and subordinate card.06-18-2009
20090156255MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal includes a terminal body having a display unit; a band connected with both ends of the terminal body; and a manipulation unit disposed on the terminal body and moving in multiple directions based on a central shaft.06-18-2009
20100105434Data management method and apparatus using subscriber identity module - A data management method and apparatus using a subscriber identity module is provided that includes a mobile terminal, which includes an first interface, for establishing at least one input/output line and a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM), which includes a second interface coupled to the first interface, for establishing the at least one input/output line with the mobile terminal. The mobile terminal can instructs the SIM to set multiple input/output lines for communication of data requiring the multiple input/output lines-requiring according to the user command.04-29-2010
20100105433Apparatus and Method for Controlling Subscriber Identity Module Card - A Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card control apparatus applied to a mobile communication device is provided. The mobile communication device has a first SIM card and a second SIM card. The SIM card control apparatus includes a judgment unit, a SIM card controller and a switch device. The judgment unit is used to generate a selection signal according to a to-be-accessed SIM card among the first and the second SIM cards. The SIM card controller transmits signals via a group of signal lines. The switch device is used to selectively connect the group of signal lines to the first SIM card or the second SIM card according to the selection signal.04-29-2010
20090124288INTEGRAL COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - An integral communication device and method for controlling the integral communication device are provided for expanding the communication capability of a mobile terminal. An integral communication device of the present invention includes a plurality of communication modules that operate with different communication standards, a connector having terminals for electrical connection to a mobile terminal, a switch for switching the terminals of the connector between the communication modules, and a device controller for controlling the switch to establish electric links to the communication modules individually.05-14-2009
20090124287Retrospective Implementation of Sim Capabilities In a Security Module - The invention relates to a method for subsequently implementing a SIM functionality, with the help of which a mobile telephone (05-14-2009
20130045776AUTOMATED APPLIANCE REGISTRATION - A method for registering an appliance with a service provider, including receiving, by a server computer, a message from a cellular telephone, the message including a unique ID for an appliance, wherein the server computer stores billing information associated with the cellular telephone, wherein the appliance includes a modem, wherein the cellular telephone is separate from the appliance, and wherein the server computer is separate from the appliance and separate from the cellular telephone, further receiving, by the server computer, registration information from the appliance via the modem of the appliance, and associating, by the server computer, the billing information associated with the cellular telephone, with the appliance.02-21-2013
20130045777WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS MODULE, USER EQUIPMENT, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD - A wireless communications module, a User Equipment (UE), and a wireless communication method. One embodiment of the present invention comprises a wireless communications module, including: a baseband processor; a Secure Digital (SD) card interface coupled to the baseband processor; a Subscriber Identity Module unit (SIM unit), coupled to the baseband processor, configured to store parameter information including subscriber identity information; and a Radio Frequency (RF) processing unit coupled to the baseband processor, wherein the baseband processor is configured to process a baseband signal based on the parameter information. With at least some embodiments of the present invention, the space occupied by the wireless communications module reduced, UEs capable of Internet access are diversified, and the user experience is improved.02-21-2013
20130090150Near Field Communication Adapters - Devices and systems are disclosed which relate to enabling NFC communication on devices such as an iPhone. A traditional smart card tray is modified to include contact leads from the inside of the smart card tray to an exterior surface of the smart card tray. Exposed contacts on the external surface provide an outside interface for add-ons. An exemplary add-on is an NFC circuit coupled to or embedded within a mobile device skin. The skin fits snugly around a portion of the mobile device, and includes on one surface contact points that line up with the outside interface of the mobile device. The contact points provide electrical communication between NFC circuitry of the mobile device skin and the smart card within the mobile device. When the skin is worn on the mobile device, the mobile device is NFC enabled. When the skin is removed, the NFC is no longer available.04-11-2013
20100267418SMART CARD MODULE SUPPORTING AUTHENTICATION AND SOFTWARE-DEFINED RADIO FUNCTION FOR A WIRELESS DEVICE - The disclosure provides a module for use in a wireless electronic device and being removable therefrom. In one embodiment, the module includes an antenna connector for connecting the antenna of the wireless terminal to the module, and transferring radio frequency signals over a wireless interface. The module also includes a first storage means storing user authentication information for use in authenticating a user of the wireless terminal to a wireless cellular network, and a second storage means storing communications code for processing information to be transferred over the wireless interface. The module further includes a processor arranged to execute the communications code in order to process information for communicating between the wireless terminal and the cellular network via the antenna connector.10-21-2010
20100130254PORTABLE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND PROGRAM EXECUTED BY PORTABLE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - In a portable communication terminal that functions as a communication instrument by installing an identification recording medium having subscriber information recorded therein, an application acquiring unit 05-27-2010
20130072257Managing Mobile Device Identities - A method of managing identities for use in a mobile telecommunications device in a telecommunications network is described. First of all, an identity management process is triggered. After this, one or more parameters associated with the mobile telecommunications device is detected. The identity management process than has the following features. An identity management rule determined by the one or more parameters is detected. An identity database is then searched. Each record of the identity database comprises an identity and additional identity information for each identity, wherein the searching prioritises records according to the identity management rule. An identity is then selected when a record conforming to the identity management rule is found in said searching. The active identity of the mobile telecommunications device is then changed to be the selected identity when the active identity is not already the selected identity. A subscriber identity module adapted for use with this method is described.03-21-2013
20130072258SHELL FOR MOBILE TELEPHONE WITH NFC FUNCTIONALITY - A shell for a mobile telephone able to comprise a subscriber identity card. The mobile telephone has, on the one hand, a front face exhibiting a user interface and, on the other hand, a rear face. The shell has an internal surface and an external surface. This shell has a suitable shape adapted for removably receiving the mobile telephone so that the rear face of the mobile telephone is held along the internal surface of the shell. The internal surface comprises: a first means adapted for holding a near-field communication device and an antenna associated therewith; and a second means adapted for guiding at least a portion of a wire-based interface intended to link the near-field communication device to the subscriber identity card.03-21-2013
20130072256Systems and Methods for Reducing Power Consumption of a Communications Device Using Multiple Elements in a Receiver Chain - Systems and methods according to embodiments of the present invention are provided for increasing the power efficiency of a communications device by allowing it to support dual-SIM functionality while issuing simultaneous wake ups for each SIM. Embodiments of the present invention leverage time sharing solutions to minimize the amount of circuitry needed in a communications device to issue wake ups while avoiding the drawbacks of other time sharing solutions that result in increased overhead due to requiring multiple transitions from an idle state to an active state.03-21-2013
20110014951SD SWITCHBOX IN A CELLULAR HANDSET - A method for arbitrating between a host device and a cellular base band mode for use of a shared SD storage, including requesting, by a cellular base band modem from a host device, access to an SD storage, including writing an access request message, notifying the host device of the access request message, reading, by the host device, the access request message, granting, by the host device, the access request, including writing an access grant message, notifying the cellular base band modem of the access grant message, reading, by the cellular base band mode, the access grant message, holding an SD host bus in a busy state, thereby forcing the host device to hold and not access the bus, accessing, by the cellular base band modem, the SD storage, and upon completion of the accessing, removing the busy state from the SD host bus.01-20-2011
20110014950AUTO-ACCELERATED METHOD FOR A MOBILE COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT AND THE EQUIPMENT THEREFORE - An auto-accelerated method is applied to a mobile communication equipment. The mobile communication equipment includes a primary module and a secondary module with a specific communication pattern including a transmission interface. The primary module sends out an inquiry command to inquire the transmission interface corresponding to the secondary module. The secondary module sends out a reply command to answer the inquiry command. According to the reply command, the primary module turns a switch inside the primary module to reach a transmission unit corresponding to the transmission interface of the secondary module. After the switching, the data transmission is made through between the primary module and the secondary module.01-20-2011
20110014949CARD DEVICE AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - A card device that is loaded in a mobile communication terminal and is used for wireless communication, includes a transmission and reception circuit that generates a transmission signal to be transmitted in a wireless manner based on transmission data, and processes a received signal that has been received in the wireless manner; a first antenna that is used for signal transmission and reception in the wireless manner; an antenna terminal that is connected with a second antenna that is provided in the outside of the card device; and a switch that connects in a switching manner one of the first antenna and the antenna terminal to the transmission and reception circuit.01-20-2011
20110014948SECURE REMOVABLE CARD AND A MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A removable card for use with a mobile wireless communication device has a processor and a non-volatile memory, connected to the processor. The removable card has electrical connections for connecting to a mobile wireless communicating device for use by a user to access a common carrier network to access a network of interconnected computer networks (“Internet”). The card comprises a processor and a non-volatile memory connected to the processor. The non-volatile memory has two portions: a first portion and a second portion. The first portion is accessible by the provider of the common carrier network with the processor restricting access thereto by the user. The second portion is accessible by the provider of the common carrier network and with the processor granting access thereto to the user for storing user data therein. Finally, the removable card has logic circuit for encoding the user data to produce encrypted user data, for storing in the second portion.01-20-2011
20090239583METHODS FOR TRANSMITTING MOBILE ORIGINATED REQUESTS BY MOBILE STATION WITH SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY CARDS AND SYSTEMS UTILIZING THE SAME - A method for transmitting mobile originated request by a mobile station with a first subscriber identity card and a second subscriber identity card, executed by a processor, is provided. A subscriber identity card is determined from the first subscriber identity card and the second subscriber identity card. A first mobile originated request is sent to a called party via the determined subscriber identity card. A second mobile originated request is sent to the called party via the subscriber identity card other than the determined subscriber identity card when the first mobile originated request has failed.09-24-2009
20090270131Electrical apparatus with an alarm system - An electrical apparatus with an alarm includes an electrical device and an alarm system, the electrical device and the alarm system being both connected to an external power supply. The alarm system includes a wireless communication circuit and a control module. The control module is connected between the external power supply and the wireless communication circuit. The control module controls the wireless communication circuit to send an alarm notification when the electrical device is disconnected from the external power supply.10-29-2009
20090270130METHODS FOR ALIGNING POLLING TIMERS BY MOBILE STATION WITH SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY CARDS AND SYSTEMS UTILIZING THE SAME - A method for aligning polling timer by a mobile station with a first subscriber identity card and a second subscriber identity card, executed by a processor of the mobile station, is provided. First, it is determined whether the second subscriber identity card is operated in an IDLE state when a first timer corresponding to the first subscriber identity card counts to a specific time period. Forthcoming periodic timings are adjusted for polling the first and second subscriber identity cards to be substantially consistent when the second subscriber identity card is operated in an IDLE state.10-29-2009
20090270129MOBILE PHONE ACCESSING SYSTEM AND RELATED STORAGE DEVICE - The present invention provides a mobile phone accessing system. The mobile phone accessing system comprises: a mobile phone having a first Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) specification corresponding to a SIM card; and a storage device comprising a first storage region for storing data, a second storage region for storing a second SIM specification, and a controller coupled to the first storage region and the second storage region for executing a security check function to determine whether the mobile phone is qualified to access the first storage region according to the first SIM specification.10-29-2009
20090270128METHODS FOR HANDLING APPARATUS ORIGINATED COMMUNICATION REQUESTS AND COMMUNICATION APPARATUSES UTLIZING THE SAME - A communication apparatus is provided. A first subscriber identity card camps on a first cell belonging to a first wireless network via a radio transceiver module and stores first contact entries each having a destination address. A second subscriber identity card camps on a second cell belonging to a second wireless network via the radio transceiver module and stores second contact entries each having a destination address. A processor receives an apparatus originated communication request with a destination address, determines whether the received destination address is currently stored in one of the first contact entries of the first subscriber identity card or one of the second contact entries of the second subscriber identity card, and transmits the apparatus originated communication request to the cell that the determined subscriber identity card camps on to establish a wireless communication with a peer device associated with the received destination address.10-29-2009
20090270127MODEM CARD - A communication unit communicates with an external communication device. An authentication unit authenticates a subscription right for communication. A position detector detects information of a current position. An interface carries out, according to a standardized signal mode, reception and transmission of input and output signals between an application device selected as a communication terminal from a group of application devices and the communication unit and the position detector.10-29-2009
20090270126MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING ANTI-THEFT FUNCTION AND ANTI-THEFT METHOD - A mobile terminal includes a central process unit (CPU), a subscriber identity module (SIM) card unit for loading a SIM card, and a memory unit having a register and an anti-theft module. The anti-theft module includes an encrypting/binding module capable of being instructed by the CPU to bind an anti-theft password to the SIM card and save the anti-theft password to the register of the memory unit, a password comparing module capable of being instructed by the CPU to compare the anti-theft password with data of an actual SIM card loaded in the mobile terminal, a locking/unlocking module capable of being instructed by the CPU to lock or unlock the mobile terminal, and a data deleting module capable of being instructed by the CPU to delete data of the memory unit.10-29-2009
20090075699Memory Device For A Cellular Telephone - An apparatus for activating a cellular telephone within a cellular telecommunications network. A PCMCIA card interacts with a controller to display required programming information and questions. A user of the cellular telephone inputs responses to questions on a display. The user responses are transmitted to a system administrator at a customer activation center via a mobile telephone switching office in the cellular telecommunications network. The system administrator provides any necessary information for activating the cellular telephone. In an alternative embodiment of the invention, a personal computer is connected to cellular telephone and the PCMCIA card is connected to the personal computer. Information for the user may be shown on either the display of the cellular telephone or on a display of the personal computer. The user may input information and responses to questions via a user input device provided as part of the display or as part of the personal computer. User input is provided to the cellular telephone to activate and program the cellular telephone for operation on the cellular telecommunications network.03-19-2009
20100093396SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR STORING OR PERFORMING FUNCTIONS WITHIN REMOVABLE MEMORY, SUCH AS A SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY MODULE OF A MOBILE DEVICE - A system and method of storing applications and other processes on a subscriber identity module of a mobile device is described. In some examples, the system employs the SIM to store and execute scripts that perform call interception. In some examples, the system employs SIM-based scripts to configure and/or diagnose issues with the mobile device. In some examples, the system extends the operating system of the mobile device via an operating system contained within the SIM device.04-15-2010
20130065644WIRELESS DEVICE, METHOD OF OPERATING AND PROCESSING SYSTEM - A wireless device has a first SIM and a second SIM. The first SIM and the second SIM share a common radio system. A processing system determines whether to allocate use of the radio system to the second SIM for a time period that occurs when the first SIM is in an active connected mode using the common radio system in order to be able to at least one of transmit data and receive data. The processing system allocates or denies use of the radio system to the second SIM accordingly.03-14-2013
20090298541STACKING TYPE SIM CARD CONNECTOR AND MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING THE SAME - A Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card connector of a mobile terminal is provided. The SIM card connector includes a housing for mounting one or more SIM cards therein, a separation plate separating an internal space of the housing for mounting the one or more SIM cards in a stacked arrangement within the housing and at least one contact point for electrically connecting to at least one of the one or more SIM cards. Thereby, the SIM card connector for mounting two SIM cards in a stacked arrangement enables a dual SIM card mobile terminal requiring 1.5 times more parts than those of a general mobile terminal to effectively utilize available space.12-03-2009
20090137276SIMULTANEOUS INTERFACE USE - In a portable data carrier (05-28-2009
20130165182COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - According to one aspect of this disclosure, a communication terminal is provided comprising a subscriber identity module, wherein the subscriber identity module includes a plurality of subscriber identities assigned to identify the subscriber identity module.06-27-2013
20120238323METHOD OF AND APPARATUS FOR INTERFACING AND CONNECTING A WIRELESS DEVICE AND A WIRELESS NETWORK USING A SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY MODULE HAVING PLURAL IMSI ASSOCIATES WITH DIFFERENT NETWORK OPERATORS - A wireless device includes a single SIM, plus an application module adapted to enable the device to operate as though it included two or more different SIMs. The module, referred to as a ‘proprietary applications module’ (PAM) is connected to, or built into, a wireless device (WD). The PAM is capable of switching all incoming traffic by associating the WD to one specific subscriber identity sub-module, referred to as “Local SIM” (LS). It can also switch or re-route all outgoing traffic by associating the same WD with a different subscriber identity sub-module, typically a “Roaming SIM” (RS). In a preferred embodiment, the PAM, RS and LS are built-into a single SIM for use in a WD; alternatively the PAM is built-into a WD and the RS and LS are built-into the single SIM.09-20-2012
20120238322IC CARD - According to one embodiment, an IC card, which interprets and executes a command instruction from an external device, and returns the execution result as a response, includes a command generation unit configured to generate a request command which requests the external device to execute a specific operation in response to a specific command instruction from the external device, a storage unit configured to store the generated request command in a memory, a notification unit configured to notify the external device of generation of the request command when a response to the specific command instruction is sent, and notify the external device of the request command when the external device instructs to fetch the request command, and a discard unit configured to discard the request command in the storage unit when the external device instructs to discard the request command.09-20-2012
20120270603DEVICE, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING WIRELESS DATA ACCESS, DIGITAL TV ACCESS, RADIO, AND STORAGE CAPABILITY - A portable memory device dimensioned and configured as any of a removable flash memory card, a USB flash drive, and a jump drive and a method of wireless communication, wherein the portable memory device comprises a single housing component; a data storage component within the single housing component; and a wireless receiver operatively connected to the data storage component and within the single housing component, wherein the wireless receiver is adapted to receive wireless signals comprising radio signals, satellite signals, TV signals, and Bluetooth™ specification signals, and wherein the wireless receiver is adapted to wirelessly communicate with a LAN. The portable memory device may further comprise an interface component adapted to connect to a host computing device. Preferably, the TV signals comprise mobile TV signals.10-25-2012
20090069048SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY MODULE CARD AND TERMINAL DEVICE HAVING THE SAME - A subscriber identity module (SIM) card to be mounted to a terminal device that includes a SIM interface unit, the SIM card including: a first terminal to output a control signal indicating that the SIM card is mounted to the terminal device when the SIM card is mounted to the terminal device; and a second terminal to receive the control signal from the first terminal, and to transmit, to the SIM interface unit, the control signal when the SIM card is mounted to the terminal device.03-12-2009
20120225691IDENTIFICATION MODULE WITH AN ACTIVE TAG - Identification module for mobile equipment, containing the contacts to interface with the said mobile unit and an active tag built with a transceiver integrated circuit and a slotted dipole antenna. The SIM card includes also its own crystal oscillator used as a time-base for the active tag.09-06-2012
20100029331REMOTE PROGRAMMING/ACTIVATION OF SIM ENABLED ATA DEVICE - Systems and methods for programming and/or activating a subscriber identity module (SIM) enabled analog telephone adapter (ATA) device. A component activates and/or programs a SIM-enabled ATA module. Additionally, a component is provided that communicates with a network, such that the activation/programming component enables functionality of the SIM-ATA device by programming and/or activating the SIM-enabled module via the network. Separate components can effectuate activating and programming the SIM-ATA module.02-04-2010
20100240413Smart Card File System - An application programming interface (API) may receive high level file commands and implement those commands using the storage mechanism on a smart card. The smart card may have a processor and storage mechanism and may communicate to a host device using a packet based communication protocol, such as ADPU. The API may translate the high level file commands into one or more ADPU commands, communicate with the smart card, receive APDU responses, and translate the responses into high level file commands. A high level file command may allow access to a file using long file names, a hierarchical directory structure, and may allow creating, writing, reading, and deleting a file. Some embodiments may have more complex functions for navigating and manipulating a hierarchical directory structure, as well as defining metadata including access privileges and file types to individual files.09-23-2010
20110300906Multi-Function Cell Phone Charger Apparatus - The multi-function cell phone charger apparatus provides convenience and security for a cell phone and cell phones that was not previously provided, in that cell phone information is automatically backed up when the cell phone is linked with the apparatus for charging. The apparatus may provide backup partially through the removably contained SIM (subscription identity module) and the removably contained media card. Importantly, the removability of the SIM and media card from the apparatus allow for a user to transfer the cards from a first phone to another phone and thereby have identical phone functions and stored information within any given phone. Further, there is no limit to the number of SIM and media cards that can be used and therefore no limit to the number of cell phones or other electronic devices with which the information stored on cards can be shared.12-08-2011
20090088211DUAL-SIM MOBILE TERMINAL AND OPERATION METHOD FOR THE SAME - A dual-SIM mobile terminal and operation method for the same are disclosed. The dual-SIM mobile terminal checks the number of installed SIM cards during booting, and activates and deactivates the SIM switching mode according to the identified SIM card information. The operation method includes: detecting whether a first SIM card and second SIM card are installed in a first card socket and second card socket; storing SIM identification information regarding the detected SIM card; and performing a boot procedure on the basis of the detected SIM card. In particular, the SIM switching menu is displayed in an activated or deactivated state according to the identified SIM card information. Hence, the user can readily identify the number of installed SIM cards and the availability of SIM card switching through display status of the SIM switching menu.04-02-2009
20090036166Combi-SIM card framework of electronic purse combining non-contacting transceiver of mobile device - A Combi-SIM card framework of electronic purse combining non-contacting transceiver of mobile device is a framework that combines the mobile phone subscriber identity module (SIM or USIM) chip and the electronic purse smart card chip having no non-contacting induction analog circuit to form a complex subscriber identity module (hereinafter known as Combi-SIM) and further cooperates with a mobile device having multifunction non-contacting transceiver. Based on the fact that the multifunction non-contacting transceiver is equipped with the signal path selection functions, the mobile device not only works as a non-contacting card but also works as a card reader to read exterior non-contacting card or access the content of electronic purse smart card in the Combi-SIM. Herewith, it provides functions of electronic purse and telecommunication value added service integration. Consumer proceeds electronic purse transaction at anytime and anywhere through the convenience of carry-on mobile device.02-05-2009
20090069047Methods, systems, and computer program products for detecting wireless bypass in a communications network - Methods, systems, and computer program products for detecting wireless bypass in a communications network is described. In one embodiment, the method includes analyzing at least one of wireless signaling message traffic in a wireless communications network, financial information regarding wireless communications network subscriptions, and subscriber records maintained in the wireless communications network. The method also includes determining, based on the analysis, whether a wireless bypass signature is indicated. In response to determining that a wireless bypass signature is indicated, a mitigating action is performed.03-12-2009
20090291710METHODS FOR HANDLING AN APPARATUS TERMINATED COMMUNICATION REQUEST AND COMMUNICATION APPARATUSES UTILIZING THE SAME - A communication apparatus is provided. A first subscriber identity card is with a first address and camps on a first cell. A second subscriber identity card is with a second address and camps on a second cell. A processor determines whether a first communication status of the first subscriber identity card reaches a first limitation, determines whether a second communication status of the second subscriber identity card reaches a second limitation, and determines whether to activate a service instructing the first wireless network to transfer a first apparatus terminated communication request of the first subscriber identity card to the second subscriber identity card according to determination results for the first communication status and the second communication status, wherein the first apparatus terminated communication request is initiated from a peer communication entity to request for establishing wireless communication with the first subscriber identity card.11-26-2009
20110294548METHODS FOR HANDLING AN APPARATUS TERMINATED COMMUNICATION REQUEST AND COMMUNICATION APPARATUSES UTILIZING THE SAME - A communication apparatus is provided. A first subscriber identity card is with a first address and camps on a first cell. A second subscriber identity card is with a second address and camps on a second cell. A processor determines whether a first communication status of the first subscriber identity card reaches a first limitation, determines whether a second communication status of the second subscriber identity card reaches a second limitation, and determines whether to activate a service instructing the first wireless network to transfer a first apparatus terminated communication request of the first subscriber identity card to the second subscriber identity card according to determination results for the first communication status and the second communication status, wherein the first apparatus terminated communication request is initiated from a peer communication entity to request for establishing wireless communication with the first subscriber identity card.12-01-2011
20090029736MOBILE TERMINAL AND SIM INDICATIVE INFORMATION DISPLAY METHOD THEREOF - A subscriber identity module (SIM) indicative information display method of the present invention includes receiving SIM indicative information one of a SIM card detected in one of the SIM card slots, registering the SIM indicative information with a SIM identity of the SIM card, detecting a SIM indicative information request requesting the SIM indicative information of the SIM card, and displaying the SIM indicative information mapped to the SIM identity of the SIM card when a SIM indicative information request is detected.01-29-2009
20090280865UNIVERSAL INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CARD DETECTION - A system and method for automatically determining a type of electrical interface used by a Universal Integrated Circuit Card (“UICC”) card. In one embodiment, a wireless device includes a UICC card port, and UICC detector. The UICC detector determines which of a plurality of electrical interfaces are provided by a UICC card coupled to the UICC card port. The UICC detector configures the UICC card port in accordance with a provided electrical interface of the UICC card.11-12-2009
20110171996SMARTCARD PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS - An RFID card includes a smartcard controller that receives power from a host device. The RFID card also includes a small inductive device capable of inductive coupling with an RFID reader. The small inductive device is small enough to fit in the form factor of a memory card or SIM card. Enhancement circuits enhance the usable read and write distance of the RFID card.07-14-2011
20090298543CHIP CARD WITH COMPLEMENTARY ELECTRONIC MEANS - The chip card includes at least one integrated circuit (12-03-2009
20100035650Cell phone having air card and/or wifi card - A combination Air card, Wi-Fi card, and cellular telephone. The combination includes a housing, an Air card, a Wi-Fi card, a cellular telephone, and apparatus. The Air card and the Wi-Fi card are contained in the housing. The cellular telephone is contained in and on, and operates from, the housing. The apparatus interfaces the Air card and the Wi-Fi card with a computer. In a first embodiment, the apparatus includes pins/sockets on a lower end of the housing, which interface with a card slot in a computer. In a second embodiment, the apparatus includes a USB connector pivotally hinged to a lower end of the housing, which interfaces with a USB port in the computer. In a third embodiment, the apparatus includes a USB connector extending on a cord reelingly captured in a reel on a backside of the housing, which interfaces with the USB port in the computer.02-11-2010
20100035652MOBILE PHONE AND METHOD FOR SEARCHING A PHONEBOOK IN A LOW POWER STATE - A mobile phone and method for searching a phonebook of the mobile phone are provided. The method can search the phonebook of the mobile phone when the mobile phone is in a low power state. The method defines a first predefined voltage and a second predefined voltage for the mobile phone when the mobile phone is powered on. The method further measuring a battery voltage of the mobile phone, and controls the mobile phone to work in a phonebook mode if the battery voltage is less than the first predefined voltage. In addition, the method generates a phonebook search interface when the mobile phone works in the phonebook mode, and searches a phonebook according to search conditions input from the phonebook search interface.02-11-2010
20090275364Method of Dynamically Allocating Contacts of a Subscriber Chip in a Mobile Terminal, and Corresponding Subscriber Chip Card and Mobile Terminal - A contact allocation method for a subscriber smart card (11-05-2009
20100113094TELEPHONE NETWORK SUBSCRIBER IDENTIFICATION CARD AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE ADAPTED TO INTERACT WITH SUCH A CARD - A method of controlling an electronic device adapted to interact with a telephone network subscriber identification card includes the following steps: 05-06-2010
20110263295SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A SMART CARD-BASED WIDGET SERVICE, AND SMART CARD FOR THE SAME - A system and method provide a smart card-based widget service, and a smart card for the same. Status information including information about a service icon and an active status for at least one widget service embedded according to the specification of a user is set. A widget waiting screen image including the service icon of the widget service set in the active status is made and provided to the user terminal. A widget service corresponding to a specific icon is executed according to the selection of the user for the specific icon so that an execution screen image of the executed widget service is provided. A widget service for a waiting screen image is provided regardless of the type and the specification of a user terminal for the smart card. Even if the user terminal is replaced with new one, information of the smart card is maintained.10-27-2011
20100216510COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME - A communication system includes a phone device and an electronic card. The phone device includes a microprocessor, a dialing unit and an identifying unit connected with the microprocessor respectively. The identifying unit includes a reader and an induction antenna. The electronic card includes a tag antenna having a matching frequency with the induction antenna, and a memory unit storing a plurality of telephone numbers therein. The reader can wirelessly read the telephone numbers in the memory unit by means of the induction antenna and the tag antenna and further transmit the telephone numbers into the microprocessor. Then the dialing unit generates pulse signals according to the telephone numbers from the microprocessor and further sends the pulse signals out. A method of using the above-mentioned communication system includes: placing the phone device in an off-hook state, and placing the electronic card within an effective range of the identifying unit.08-26-2010
20090054104Method for the management of a peripheral unit by a sim card in wireless communication terminals, and peripheral unit for implementing the method - A wireless communication terminal includes a SIM card and a memory card equipped with respective radio transceivers for allowing a terminal-independent and network-independent radio communication between both cards. Server and client applications on the controllers of the transceivers allow the SIM to manage the memory card. The memory card tries to become connected to the SIM. If connection is successful, the SIM authenticates the memory card and then configures it, in secure mode, to set the access policy to the memory card itself.02-26-2009
20090061932Multi-Sim-Based Mobile Device - A mobile device includes first identification circuitry and second identification circuitry. The first identification circuitry is associated with a first network and the second identification circuitry is associated with a second network. The mobile device simultaneously registers itself with the first and second networks using the first and second identification circuitry, respectively. The first and second identification circuitry may each comprise subscriber identity modules. The mobile devices handle outgoing and incoming calls based on user preferences. The user may override the preferences for selected calls.03-05-2009
20100016020RADIOFREQUENCY LOCAL COMMUNICATION INTERFACE BETWEEN A MOBILE PHONE AND A CONTACTLESS READER - A communication interface between a smart card to be connected to a smart card connector of a communication mobile substrate, and a wireless communication network, is disclosed. An antenna is offset and/or can be offset outside the structure of the communication mobile substrate, so that the smart card can communicate directly with a contactless communication network without using the communication mobile substrate.01-21-2010
20100267419SIM ADAPTER AND SIM CARD - In an IC card, there is provided a technique capable of large expandability of a memory volume, and a memory volume and a cost matched with a user's requirement. A SIM adapter 10-21-2010
20110263296METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY TRANSFERRING AN APPLICATION IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL OF TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORKS - A method for transferring an application in a telecommunication terminal includes: storing in a removable smart card identification data related to the application; connecting the removable smart card to the telecommunication terminal in order to establish an electrical communication between them; acquiring by the telecommunication terminal the identification data; sending by the telecommunication terminal the identification data to an application storing device for requesting the application; and downloading in the telecommunication terminal and from the storing device the application corresponding to the identification data.10-27-2011
20080305833SD switch box in a cellular handset - A cellular handset, including a cellular base band modem, including a UART interface, and an SD host interface, a NAND flash memory, a NAND controller coupled with the NAND flash memory, a host device including a host controller, wherein the electronic host device supports an SD connection, and a convergence controller coupled with the cellular base band modem, the host device and the NAND controller, including a UART port for transferring data to and from the cellular base band modem via the UART interface, an SD port for transferring data to and from the cellular base band modem via the SD host interface, an SD port for transferring data to and from the NAND flash memory via the NAND controller, an SD port for transferring data to and from the host device via the host controller, a first mailbox into which the base band modem writes messages and from which the host device reads messages, and a second mailbox into which the host device writes messages and from which the cellular base band modem reads messages. A method is also described and claimed.12-11-2008
20120108296SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONSOLIDATING NETWORK AND IDENTIFICATION FUNCTIONS ON A COMMUNICATION DEVICE - The present invention relates generally to a smart card device that is configured to facilitate wireless network access and credential verification. Specifically, the device is configured to meet the physical and electrical specification for commercially available mobile devices utilizing a standard Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) for network access. The device combines the features of the SIM with Common Access Card or Personal Identity Verification card features to allow a network subscriber to invoke secure payment transactions over a carrier's network. The system includes data storage for maintaining a plurality of network and transaction instrument profiles and a profile gateway for receiving transaction information from a payment gateway, sending an authorization request to a user's mobile device, receiving a transaction authorization from the mobile device, and sending transaction information to a payment gateway to finalize the payment transaction.05-03-2012
20120108295ACCESS DATA PROVISIONING APPARATUS AND METHODS - Methods and apparatus for activating a purchased or previously deployed device by a subscriber. In one embodiment, activation includes authenticating the device to a service provider or carrier, and providing the device with data necessary for enabling the service to the device. In one variant, a user device is activated at a retail store, with the assistance of a carrier representative. In another variant, user equipment is activated via a communications network without the assistance of a representative. In yet another variant, the user equipment is activated via the Internet without the assistance of a representative. The provision of access data includes pre-assigning eSIM from a population of unassigned eSIMs to certain devices for various carrier networks. Alternatively, the eSIM may be assigned on an as-needed basis. Unassigned and/or unused eSIMs can be released (or sold back to the vendor) and/or reused. Solutions for eSIM backup and restoration are also described.05-03-2012
20120108294TECHNIQUES TO MANAGE A SUSBCRIBER IDENTITY MODULE FOR A MOBILE WIRELESS DEVICE - Techniques to manage a subscriber identity module for a mobile wireless device are described. An apparatus may comprise a mobile computing device having a subscriber identity module (SIM) manager that when executed by a processor is operative to manage a physical SIM stored on a removable storage unit for the mobile computing device and a virtual SIM stored on a non-removable storage unit for the mobile computing device, the virtual SIM comprising contents copied from the physical SIM to allow the virtual SIM to perform operations on behalf of the physical SIM. Other embodiments are described and claimed.05-03-2012
20090156254RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE RADIO COMMUNICATION MODULE AND ONE SIM CARD, CORRESPONDING RADIO COMMUNICATION MODULE AND SIM CARD - A radio communication device includes at least one radio communication module including baseband and/or radio frequency signal processing. The module of the device carries an internal SIM card, permanently welded thereto.06-18-2009
20110195750APPLICATION EXPANDING DOCKING APPARATUS AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEM THEREOF - An application expanding docking apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a processing unit, a storage connection interface, a subscriber identity module connection interface, and a communication interface. The storage connection interface is coupled with the processing unit, for connecting a storage unit. The subscriber identity module connection interface is coupled with the processing unit, for connecting a subscriber identity module card. Through the connection of the communication interface, the electrical devices may access and operate upon the storage unit and the subscriber identity module card.08-11-2011
20100124942COMBINATION ELECTRONIC CARD AND WIRELESS TRANSCEIVER WITH TOUCH CONTROL AND REMOTE CONTROL FUNCTIONS - A combination electronic card and wireless transceiver includes a wireless transceiver connectable to a host, and an electronic card that has a wireless transmission interface for two-way communication with the wireless transceiver wirelessly, a touch panel for operation by a user with a finger to control the cursor on the display screen of the host wirelessly, a set of operation buttons for switching control of functional selections, and a recessed chamber for accommodating the wireless transceiver when not in use.05-20-2010
20090093272Device, Module and Method for Shared Antenna Operation In a Rfid Technology Based Communication Environment - In general, the present invention relates to a systems, apparatuses and methods. The system comprises in principle a mobile terminal device and at least one smart memory module. The smart memory module comprises a RFID technology based communications circuitry. The mobile terminal device comprises an antenna circuitry, a RFID technology based communications circuitry, a smart memory module interface, and a radio frequency signal switch. The antenna circuitry is arranged to transmit and receive data carrying radio frequency (RF) signals to/from any counterpart device being equipped with a corresponding counterpart interface. The smart memory module interface is arranged to interface with at least one smart memory module when the smart memory module is present at the smart memory module interface. The radio frequency signal switch is operatively connected to the antenna circuitry. The radio frequency signal switch is further adapted to switch the antenna circuitry to be operatively connected with one of the RFID technology based communications circuitry of the terminal device and the RFID technology based communications circuitry of the smart memory module. Means for generating a switching signal are provided in order to control operation of the radio frequency signal switch. The switching signal is generated on the basis of at least criteria whether the smart memory module is present at the smart memory module interface.04-09-2009
20090093271Access To Contact Connectors Of A Mobile Terminal From Another Mobile Terminal - A smart card is initially connected to a first mobile terminal and includes a first directory file adapted to store first contact cards. To access the first contact cards, initially stored in a directory of the first terminal, from a second mobile terminal an application in the first terminal copies each of the first cards of the directory in the first directory file, if the latter does not include the first card. In the second terminal connected to the card withdrawn from the first terminal, the application copies each of the first cards of the first directory file in the file of the second terminal, if the latter does not include the first card and if the first directory file is inaccessible by the second terminal.04-09-2009
20110077052PROVISIONING ELECTRONIC TRANSACTION CARD IN MOBILE DEVICE - 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 thereof03-31-2011
20090291711Protection Setting Method and Protection Releasing Method for Portable Device - The present invention provides a protection setting method and a protection releasing method for a portable device. The protection setting method comprises: selecting a lock function having a first unlocking condition, displaying a protection condition list including a plurality of protection conditions, selecting a protecting condition from the plurality of protecting conditions, and further setting the selected protection condition as a second unlocking condition for the lock function. When the portable device is locked, the protection releasing method comprises: displaying a password input window for entering a first unlocking input, detecting a second unlocking input, verifying whether the second unlocking input matches with the second unlocking condition, and verifying whether the first unlocking input matches with the first unlocking condition.11-26-2009
20120289288WIRELESS COMMUNICATOR JACKET WITH MULTIPLE OPERATIONAL STAGES - A method of communication between a modular wireless communicator and a jacket device that is connected to the modular wireless communicator via a connector a connector that connects a plurality of signal transmission lines, the jacket device including a keypad for operating the modular wireless communicator, including receiving a multi-bit signal over multiple signal transmission lines, one bit of which indicating whether the jacket device includes a serial NOR flash memory, if the jacket device includes a serial NOR flash memory, then reading a jacket ID from the serial NOR flash memory, if the jacket device does not include a serial NOR flash memory, then reading the jacket ID from other bits of the multi-bit signal, receiving jacket keypad signals over multiple signal transmission lines, and decoding the jacket keypad signals based on the jacket ID.11-15-2012
20100137029MULTI-STANDBY TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR REPRODUCING MOBILE BROADCASTING THEREOF - A mobile broadcast reproducing method and a multi-standby terminal permit a terminal to receive broadcasts from different broadcast networks having different standards and even different broadcasting frequencies. The multi-standby terminal communicates with a variety of communication networks preferably includes a plurality of authentication processors and reproduces broadcast signals according to a variety of broadcast communication standards using the authentication processors. The terminal can also compare the a received signal strength indication (RSSI) of different networks and permit the user the option of selecting one of them based on this comparison, or can automatically select the broadcast having stronger RSSI signal.06-03-2010
20090291712OPERATING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR UNIVERSAL IC CARD - A device and method for operating a Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) are provided. The method includes selecting a first data type based application by a mobile terminal, and transceiving data by converting data transceived between the first data type based application and a first application module into data of a second data type set in the UICC, while the mobile terminal communicates with the UICC storing the first application module for supporting the first data type based.11-26-2009
20090042613MOBILE TERMINAL SYSTEM, MOBILE TERMINAL APPARATUS, AND FUNCTION LOCKING METHOD - A mobile terminal system is provided whereby, when a memory card or memory card with an IC function inserted in a mobile terminal apparatus is removed, a function of at least one of the apparatus itself and/or the memory card is locked easily by means of an intuitive operation by the user. This mobile terminal system (02-12-2009
20100291971METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING A CARD APPLICATION TOOLKIT COMMAND FOR REPORTING TERMINAL ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION - An apparatus for providing a card application toolkit command for reporting terminal environmental information may include at least one processor and at least one memory storing computer program code configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus or another apparatus to perform at least providing a command associated with a card application toolkit, from a user identity module of a mobile terminal, to direct the mobile terminal to provide environmental condition information to the user identity module, receiving the environmental condition information via a response to the command, and performing a function with respect to the environmental condition information.11-18-2010
20110207506CELLPHONE PRESENCE AND LOCATING SYSTEM USING A SIM CARD TRANSMITTER - A cellphone Presence and Locating system includes antenna(s) with associated receiver(s) extracting user information, presence and location data from a plurality of mobile cellphones with a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card containing a low duty cycle transmitter. The transmitter communicates with the SIM processor and extracts user and configuration information. The transmitter broadcast messages containing selected SIM and other information at intervals or on demand. These transmissions are processed by a receiving station, and additional information such as signal strength, time of arrival and direction is extracted. This data is used to determine local presence or a more accurate location within the coverage area and is added to the specific SIM information before being passed on to an information processing server. The information processing server selects relevant prestored files and delivers these to the originating cellphone via a mobile communication network.08-25-2011
20090036164Smart card accessible over a personal area network - Some embodiments of a smart card accessible over a personal area network have been presented. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a wireless transceiver to communicatively couple to a personal area network (PAN) to receive an authentication request via the PAN from a device. The device may include a computer. The apparatus further includes a storage device to store a digital certificate that uniquely identifies a user. An authentication module in the apparatus may authenticate the user in response to an authentication request from the device using the digital certificate, wherein the user is allowed to access the computer upon authentication.02-05-2009
20090036163CONTACT EXPIRATION MANAGEMENT - A apparatus and method for contact expiration management that includes identifying a contact as temporary, setting an expiration date for the temporary contact, and removing the temporary contact on the expiration date. The apparatus may be a mobile device such as a mobile phone. A user of the mobile device may respond to a prompt and select removing the temporary contacts or the temporary contacts may be removed automatically. A cleanup routine operating on the mobile device monitors time stamps on contacts and expiration dates of contacts to determine when a contact might be removed.02-05-2009
20100248782APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING OPERATING STATE OF MULTI-STANDBY TERMINAL - A method of displaying an operating state of a multi-standby terminal including a first subscriber identification module (SIM) and a second subscriber identification module (SIM) and an apparatus for providing same are provided. The method preferably includes: checking whether the first SIM and the second SIM were installed; and emitting light of a first light emitter when the first SIM is installed, and emitting light of a second light emitter when the second SIM is installed.09-30-2010
20100248783MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING TERMINAL RELATED INFORMATION IN POWER-OFF STATE - A mobile terminal and method for providing terminal related information in a power-off state of the terminal are discussed. According to an embodiment, the mobile terminal includes at least one storage unit; and a contactless controller configured to receive a request for information related to the mobile terminal from a requesting device in the power-off state, to obtain the requested information from the storage unit in the power-off state, and to transmit the obtained information to the requesting device in the power-off state.09-30-2010
20080280648Semiconductor Integrated Circuit and Wireless Communication Device - The present invention relates to a semiconductor integrated circuit and a wireless communication apparatus that can be reduced in size without deteriorating a receiving sensitivity and a transmission efficiency. Communication with an external reader/writer and an external non-contact IC card is carried out through a common antenna 11-13-2008
20080287161Cellular Communication System for Reducing the Effects of Radiation Emitted from Cellular Phone Antennas - A cellular communication system includes a cellphone interface unit that includes a transceiver for low power RF communication; a microphone; an earphone; a display; a keypad; a hub device that includes a transceiver for low power RF communication; an antenna for high power RF communication and circuitry and appropriate software components for establishing a communication channel between the hub and a base station.11-20-2008
20080287162RADIOTELEPHONE TERMINAL WITH CHIP CARD PROVIDED WITH BROWSER - This invention improves the intelligence of chip cards (SIM) in mobile radiotelephone terminals, so that a subscriber may, through the terminal, easily access databases (DB), attached to a server of services (SV). It facilitates the dialog between a subscriber who owns a mobile radiotelephone terminal and a server of services through the medium of an exchange of request and response messages. The card comprises a browser (NV) which interacts with the server and which can be triggered by selection in the mobile terminal or remotely by the server. The card and the server exchange short messages. Libraries of supplementary functions (BI), stored in the card, can be triggered by the server through the browser. The invention also relates to communications between the card that is equipped with the browser and the server.11-20-2008
20100048247CREDIT CARD IMAGING FOR MOBILE PAYMENT AND OTHER APPLICATIONS - A mobile payment device includes a contactless payment module, a processing module, and a display module. The contactless payment module is coupled to execute a credit payment transaction. The processing module is coupled to detect the executing of the credit payment transaction and retrieve credit image data based on the detecting. The display module is coupled to process the credit image data into a displayed credit image.02-25-2010
20090191917METHOD OF COMMUNICATION BETWEEN A (U)SIM CARD IN A SERVER MODE AND A CLIENT - A plurality of simultaneous requests sent from one or a plurality of clients is processed by a (U)SIM card operating in a server mode.07-30-2009
20130023309Application Selection For Multi-SIM Environment - A method includes downloading at the request of a user an application for storage in a secure module of a terminal; requesting the user to assign a descriptive name for the downloaded application; storing the descriptive name together with an application identity of the downloaded application; in response to a request to activate a stored application, presenting the user with a list having elements of one or more stored applications, where each list element comprises at least the user assigned descriptive name; and activating an application associated with a selection of a list element by the user. Various embodiments of apparatus for implementing the method are also disclosed.01-24-2013
20090061934Service Provider Activation with Subscriber Identity Module Policy - Systems and methods for activating a mobile device for use with a service provider are described. In one exemplary method, a mobile device having a currently inserted SIM card may be prepared for activation using a signing process in which an activation server generates a signed activation ticket encoded with SIM policy data that corresponds to the combination of the device and one of a number of SIM cards belonging to a set of SIM cards defined by the SIM policy data. The activation ticket is securely stored on the mobile device. In another exemplary method the mobile device may be activated in an activation process in which the device verifies an activation ticket against information specific to the device and SIM card in accordance with the SIM policy in the activation ticket, and initiates activation when the verification of the activation ticket is successful.03-05-2009
20090181721IC CARD - A multifunction IC card (MFC) has compatibility with a multimedia card, an SD card, etc. in that connector terminals (#07-16-2009
20090298542CELL PHONE MUTLIMEDIA BROADCAST SOFTWARE, METHODS AND RECEIVING EQUIPMENT - Preferred embodiments enable cell phone users to plug in a novel SIM card and receive a multimedia broadcast of their choice, television, celebrity broadcast calls, newspapers, games, video and the like, without initializing with a service provider. Adapters can provide additional cell phone communication channels enabling a user to talk on the phone while receiving a broadcast into storage or to quickly receive a broadcast over multiple channels. Cell phone TV flicker can be inhibited by receiving over multiple channels. Each channel can be controlled or activated by its own SIM card. Novel product-specific SIM cards are provided to enable reception of specific broadcasts.12-03-2009
20090163245MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION METHOD - There is provided a mobile communication terminal in which at occurrence of instantaneous disconnection in the contact of a card, the disconnection is restored without displaying the alarm by use of a simple configuration and unpleasantness is not imposed to the user.06-25-2009
20090143104Wireless smart card and integrated personal area network, near field communication and contactless payment system - A wireless smart card having a personal area network transceiver, such as a Bluetooth transceiver, to couple the wireless smart card with a mobile communication device, and a near field communication (NFC) and radio-frequency identification (RFID) transceiver to couple the wireless smart card to a wireless transaction device, and a transponder with a secure element to allow secure communications between the mobile communication device with the wireless smart card and the wireless smart card and the wireless transaction device is described. The wireless smart card allows, for example, contactless payment through a Bluetooth-enabled mobile communication device without modification to the mobile communication device.06-04-2009
20090005118MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF PROVIDING BROADCASTS THERETO - A terminal, a computer program product and a method of providing broadcasts thereto by which a single SIM card call receive broadcasts provided by a plurality of broadcast providers in a manner of deactivating a function of receiving broadcasts provided by a first broadcast provider. A function of only receiving a broadcast provided by a first broadcast provider is deactivated, broadcasts of a plurality of broadcast providers in a current area are searched, and information for the searched broadcasts are displayed.01-01-2009
20090143103Systems and Methods for a Simplified Mobile Phone - Systems and methods for communicating through a mobile phone are disclosed with a buttonless mobile phone including a power supply with means for capable of enabling or disabling the a power supply; and memory to store a phone number directed to a remote station; a remote station to receive a call from a user causing the mobile phone to call the remote station, the remote station comprising allowing a human operator and access to a database describing at least one contact unique to the user; and wherein the human operator uses the database of contact information to facilitate a communication from the user to the contact in the database.06-04-2009
20090186657Subscriber identity module (SIM) card access system and method - An electronic device comprises a controller coupled to a switch and configured to control actuation of the switch to enable at least two different modules of the electronic device to access content stored on a subscriber identity module (SIM) card based on a communications module operating configuration for the electronic device.07-23-2009
20090186656Wireless network communications system and method - A wireless network communications system comprises an electronic device having a generic wireless card disposed therein, the electronic device configured to receive at least one of a plurality of different types of identity modules therein, the generic wireless card automatically configured to communicate using one of a plurality of network service providers based on a particular identity module loaded into the electronic device.07-23-2009
20090061935Interface device of mobile communication terminal using external memory socket and interface method in mobile communication terminal using the same - An interface device of a mobile communication terminal that enables both universal serial bus (USB) communication and charging functions using an external memory socket, and an interface method in a mobile communication terminal using the interface device are disclosed. The interface device includes: a socket module into which a card is inserted; and an interface control unit determining whether the card inserted into the socket module is an external memory card or a universal serial bus (USB) communication card connected to a USB connection line connecting the mobile communication terminal to a personal computer (PC), and performing a function corresponding to the type of the card.03-05-2009
20120196656CONTROL SYSTEMS HAVING A SIM FOR CONTROLLING A COMPUTING DEVICE - A system and associated method are provided. The system includes a subscriber identification module (SIM) including a memory configured to store one or more executable instructions and a processor configured to execute the one or more executable instructions for controlling a device, a device configured for being controlled by the SIM, and a SIM interface configured to communicate the instructions from the SIM to control the device. The SIM interface includes a processor configured to communicate the commands from the SIM to control the device.08-02-2012
20090209289MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE HAVING NON-CONTACT IC CARD - In a portable terminal 08-20-2009
20090203404Chip card with simultaneous contact and contact-less operations - A chip card receives and processes what-ever combination of contact data and contact-less data is available to allow multiple functionalities for the chip card. A micro-computer of the chip card is adapted to simultaneously receive and process contact data from a contact interface and contact-less data from a contact-less interface. In addition, the chip card includes a power voltage selector for selecting a contact bias to supply power to the micro-computer when-ever the contact bias voltage is available since the contact bias voltage is more stable than a contact-less bias voltage.08-13-2009
20090082063Method and system for providing a multimedia presentation to a mobile device user - There is provided a method for use by a mobile device for providing an entertainment presentation to a user. The method comprises downloading a multimedia presentation control software by the mobile device, wherein the mobile device includes a controller and a smart chip operable to support electronic commerce transactions, registering a first action by the mobile device in response to a first smart chip event caused by the user, activating a function of the multimedia presentation control software in response to the first action, and providing the entertainment presentation to the user of the mobile device using the multimedia presentation control software.03-26-2009
20090061936Wireless terminal adapted for detachably connecting with a radio - A wireless terminal is disclosed that interfaces a radio on a radio card to a wireless terminal with a single two-lead cable that is capable of carrying both: (1) RF signals from the radio card to an antenna on a wireless terminal, and (2) radio status signaling from the radio card to a display on the wireless terminal. The wireless terminal comprises (1) an antenna, (2) a first visual indicator that indicates to a user of the wireless terminal when a radio is transmitting, and (3) a signal lead for carrying an RF signal from the radio to the antenna and for carrying a first baseband signal from the radio to the first visual indicator.03-05-2009
20090061933Multiple Interface Card In A Mobile Phone - A multiple interface smart card adaptor is described for mobile phones to take advantage of at least wireless and contactless communications.03-05-2009
20090239584METHODS FOR TRANSMITTING MOBILE ORIGINATED REQUESTS BY MOBILE STATION WITH SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY CARDS AND SYSTEMS UTILIZING THE SAME - A method for transmitting mobile originated requests by a mobile station with a first subscriber identity card and a second subscriber identity card, executed by a processor, is provided. It is determined whether a preference setting has been enabled. A preferred subscriber identity card is obtained from the first subscriber identity card and the second subscriber identity card when the preference setting has been enabled. The mobile originated request is issued to a called party via the preferred subscriber identity card when the preference setting has been enabled.09-24-2009
20110223972PROVISIONING AN ADD-ON APPARATUS WITH SMARTCARD CIRCUITY FOR ENABLING TRANSACTIONS - 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.09-15-2011
20090191915Call-Handling for an Off-Premises, Telecommunications Terminal with an Installed Subscriber Identity Module - An apparatus and method are disclosed that enable an organization's enterprise-wide network to accommodate roaming wireless terminals that are affiliated with the local enterprise networks within the enterprise-wide network. In particular, the illustrative-embodiment system is capable of handling a wireless terminal such as a cellular telephone that is able to use different subscriber identity module cards, or “SIM” cards, in different geographic regions or service-provider networks. A mobility client that is part of the wireless terminal registers when it detects that a new SIM card has been installed at the wireless terminal, whereby the client provides the subscriber-specific information that the wireless terminal reads from the SIM card. The mobility client identifies itself to the server by a user identifier, such as the station extension with which the terminal is affiliated back at the home local enterprise network. Upon successful registration, the client receives an access number that is suitable for its current location.07-30-2009
20090197645TEST CASE AUTOMATIC GENERATION METHOD FOR TESTING PROACTIVE GSM APPLICATION ON SIM CARDS - The present invention relates to a method for the definition of case tests and for the automatic generation of the corresponding scripts able to validate and test the GSM applications on IC or SIM Cards, such method being also able to automatically produce the documentation relative to the designed case test, thus realising an instrument able to evolve in time simultaneously with the applications to be tested. The method has been proposed to reduce the test time, to increase the automation (both the designing and the execution), the possibility of reuse and the maintenance relatively to the instruments offered by the prior art which consist of manual tests of the GSM applications or of tests being manually coded in a script language by a programmer.08-06-2009
20090221328METHOD FOR OPERATING A MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM AND CORRESPONDING SYSTEM MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - The invention relates to a method and device for operating a mobile communications system, which comprises a multitude of radio cells and at least one mobile communications terminal with a subscriber identification module, the operation ensuing according to the whereabouts of the communications terminal. According to the invention, at least one subscriber area is established within a geographic total area covered by the mobile communications system and determines those radio cells that are located at least partially within the subscriber area. The cell identifications of the determined radio cells are transmitted to the communications terminal and subscriber identification module of the subscriber and are stored there. A comparison then ensues of the correspondence of the cell identifications of the radio cells, which currently sense the communications terminal, with the cell identifications stored in the subscriber identification module whereby, if appropriate, a special operating mode is switched to that is assigned to the subscriber area.09-03-2009
20080261657Plug-In Device for Enabling Mobile Telephone to Execute Applications - A device for plugging into the data port of a mobile telephone, for enabling the mobile telephone to execute user applications; and a method for developing such devices and programming the applications therein. Application plugs may be inserted into the data port of the mobile telephone by the user for executing applications, without modifying any hardware or software of the mobile telephone itself. An exemplary telephonic application is presented, which monitors outgoing calls on the mobile telephone, and automatically reroutes long-distance calls through a calling-card or call-back service to obtain lower-cost calling rates. This application is transparent to the user and allows the user to place calls using the mobile telephone's phone book, speed-dialing, or redial features, and without having to enter local access numbers, calling-card account numbers, or other service access codes. Other applications, including non-telephonic applications, can be pre-programmed or downloaded by the user.10-23-2008
20080261656Joint Ic Card And Wireless Transceiver Module For Mobile Communication Equipment - An integrated circuit card for a mobile terminal incorporates a radio transceiver module intended for communications that do not pass through the mobile network. To allow using, for the chip of the IC card and the radio transceiver module, the same chips as would be used for conventional IC cards and transceivers not integrated together, the IC card further includes a finite state machine chip interconnecting the IC card chip and the chip(s) of the transceiver module so that they have access to the card contacts establishing connection between the card and the terminal.10-23-2008
20080261655APPARATUS, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD, FOR FACILITATING NETWORK SELECTION USING ACCESS TECHNOLOGY INDICATOR - Apparatus, and an associated method, for facilitating selection of an I-WLAN PLMN. A PLMN listing is created and maintained at a wireless device. The listing includes entries that identify PLMN together with their associated access technology indicators. The wireless device creates a list of available I-WLAN PLMNs. And a selector and comparator compare identities on the listing together with the list of available I-WLAN PLMNs. Selection is made of a PLMN on both the listing and the list and also exhibits an appropriate access technology capability identified by the access technology indication.10-23-2008
20080261654INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM - An information processing system for wireless access to an external subscriber and high speed searching of the internet incorporates a wireless modem that uses a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card and the technology of a third Generation System for Mobile Modems (iw3gsm) to connect a computer to the internet. A service provider provides access to the internet using a third Generation Global System (GGS) including General Packet Radio Services (GPRS) and/or Enhanced Data for Global Evaluation (EDGE) software.10-23-2008
20090239582COMMUNICATION APPARATUSES EQUIPPED WITH MORE THAN ONE SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY CARD AND CAPABLE OF PROVIDING RELIABLE COMMUNICATION QUALITY - A communication apparatus is provided. The communication apparatus includes at least one radio transceiver module, a first subscriber identity card, a second subscriber identity card and a processor. The first subscriber identity card camps on a first cell belonging to a first wireless network via the same or different radio transceiver modules. The second subscriber identity card camps on a second cell belonging to a second wireless network via the same or different radio transceiver modules. The processor, coupled to the first subscriber identity card, the second subscriber identity card and the radio transceiver module(s), receives an apparatus originated communication request with a destination address, compares a signal strength of a first signal received from the first cell with a signal strength of a second signal received from the second cell and establishes a wireless communication with a peer device having the destination address through the cell with better signal strength.09-24-2009
20080268906Mobile Terminal - To provide a mobile terminal capable of switching an unlocked IC card to a lock state with optimum timing for the IC card user while preventing an unlocked IC card from being skimmed.10-30-2008
20090253460INTEGRATED CIRCUIT BOARD WITH WIRELESS CIRCUITRY - An IC Card comprises a first device, including a first processor and a first memory unit, to communicate with a handset, and a second device. The second device includes a second processor and a second memory unit, to communicate via a wireless communication with an electronic apparatus external to the handset, the second device providing predetermined services. Each predetermined service is programmed to receive a wireless message from a respective electronic apparatus, to execute a predetermined elaboration, and to return a result to the respective electronic apparatus. The second memory unit stores a plurality of additional programs for executing additional elaborations, each program being associated to one of the predetermined services. The second device has a run-time environment for executing the additional programs when the corresponding predetermined services receives the wireless message.10-08-2009
20100151905OTA File Upload Servers - Devices and methods are disclosed which relate to gathering a plurality of data from a SIM card on a wireless communications device and recording the plurality of data onto a database where the plurality of data can be viewed at a later time. A network device requests a plurality of data from a SIM card on a wireless communications device. An OTA platform receives the request and gathers the plurality of data from the SIM card. The OTA platform, which normally sends the plurality of data back to the network device, sends the plurality of data to a file upload server instead. The file upload server records the plurality of data to a database where it can be viewed by the network device. In certain examples, the file upload server sends a notification to the network device that the plurality of data is ready for viewing. In other variations, the plurality of data can be viewed from any internet portal.06-17-2010
20100151906ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH SIM CARD RETENTION ASSEMBLY - An electronic device includes a first main body defining a SIM card seat, a SIM card disposed in the SIM card seat, and a SIM card retention assembly comprising a retaining member fixed to the first main body adjacent to the SIM card seat, a positioning member fixed to the retaining member, and a rotary member rotatably connected to the first main body between the retaining member and the SIM card seat. The rotary member can be rotated relative to the first main body in a substantially horizontal plane. The positioning member is configured for positioning the rotary member to make the rotary member fix the SIM card in the SIM card seat tightly.06-17-2010
20120196655Method for the configuration of a communication device as well as a communication device - Among other things, a method is described for the configuration of a communication device (08-02-2012
20120196654RECEIVER AND TRANSMITTER - According to one exemplary embodiment, a receiver is provided with: a first wireless communication module which performs first wireless communication; a second wireless communication module which performs second wireless communication; a storage module which stores authentication information which is received by the second wireless communication and used in the first wireless communication; and a controller which performs the first wireless communication with the first communication module using the authentication information stored in the storage module, and which deletes the authentication information from the storage module when the first wireless communication is ended.08-02-2012
20130122959METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IDENTIFYING USER CARD - Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and an apparatus for identifying a user card. The method includes: judging whether the user card has a DFgsm directory and a DFcdma directory; and if both the DFgsm directory and the DFcdma directory exist, reading an identification number EFiccid of the user card, and judging the type of the user card according to the EFiccid to identify the user card. According to the embodiments of the present invention, whether PIN protection is enabled is no longer a restriction for identifying the user card, thereby extending application scenarios, achieving high identification efficiency, and facilitating the implementation of smart card slots by terminal vendors.05-16-2013
20110059773PERSONALISING A SIM BY MEANS OF A UNIQUE PERSONALIZED MASTER SIM - Method for starting up and personalising a further second non-personalised identification module (VSIM), in particular for operation of a mobile radio terminal, wherein a first identification module MasterSIM (MSIM) containing a personalised user data set is present, characterised in that an authentication and/or checking of the second identification module (VSIM) is carried out and the user data set for storage on the second identification module (VSIM) for personalising the second identification module (VSIM) is read from the MasterSIM (MSIM), transmitted to the second identification module (VSIM) and stored therein, in particular containing one or more unique definitive user identification (IMSI).03-10-2011
20080214240METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONNECTING EMERGENCY CALL IN PORTABLE TERMINAL - A method and apparatus for connection an emergency call in a dual mode portable terminal supporting both a cellular network and an unlicensed-band network using an unlicensed Industrial, Science, and Medical (ISM) frequency band (e.g., WiFi, Bluetooth, UWB, etc.) are provided. The method includes if an emergency call connection event occurs, searching for an accessible network and checking an insertion state of a SIM card; if the unlicensed-band network is accessible and the SIM card is not inserted, performing an IP-based Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) registration process by using information pre-stored in a memory; and connecting the emergency call through the unlicensed-band network.09-04-2008
20110130169CARD DEVICE FOR MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - A card device for mounting in a mobile wireless communication terminal having an antenna includes a card substrate having a multilayer configuration. The card substrate includes a surface wiring layer on which an antenna terminal is formed for connecting to the antenna, and another wiring layer facing the surface wiring layer and being at ground potential. The other wiring layer includes a conductor notch part formed at a position corresponding to a position of the antenna terminal.06-02-2011
20100159988MULTI-STANDBY TERMINAL AND METHOD OF PROVIDING TOOL KIT MENU THEREOF - A multi-standby terminal and a method of providing a tool kit menu thereof are provided. The method of providing a tool kit menu of a multi-standby terminal for inserting at least two user identity cards includes: receiving a first tool kit menu list included in a first user identity card; receiving a second tool kit menu list included in a second user identity card; adding an identifier to the second tool kit menu list; and storing the first tool kit menu list and the second tool kit menu list in a storage.06-24-2010
20100159987UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS BASED SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY MODULE - A USB based USIM or SIM device is disclosed. For example, the device comprises a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) module, a SIM to Universal Serial Bus (USB) conversion module coupled to said SIM module, and a USB interface module coupled to said SIM to USB conversion module for engaging a computing device.06-24-2010
20100159989CELLULAR PHONE AND PORTABLE STORAGE DEVICE USING THE SAME - A cellular phone. The cellular phone comprises a connector, a first memory module, a second memory module, and a controller. The connector is used for physically connecting the cellular phone to an external device. The first memory module stores phone data. The second memory module stores application data received from the external device. The controller determines whether the connector is connected to the external device. If the connector is not connected to the external device, access right of both the first and second memory modules is granted exclusively to the cellular phone. If the connector is connected to the external device, access right of the first memory is granted exclusively to the cellular phone, and access right of the second memory module is granted exclusively to the external device.06-24-2010
20100240414METHOD AND APPARATUS TO HAVE MORE SIM CARDS THAN CELLULAR MODEMS AND ASSIGN THE SIM CARDS TO THE MODEMS AT RUN TIME - A hardware and software design that allows a device to have more SIM cards than modems and assign the SIM cards to these modems at run time. In addition the method can use information received from an external entity, like a server residing on the internet for example, with information about preferred network operator. Another exemplary decision making is based on trial: a device can test several SIM cards from different network operators, and select the set of SIM cards that exhibit best performance.09-23-2010
20100227644RADIO FREQUENCY IC CARD DEVICE WITH VERY HIGH FREQUENCY - A radio frequency (RF) IC card device with very high frequency comprises an IC device (09-09-2010
20100210306METHOD FOR DEACTIVATING AND POSSIBLY REACTIVATING SIM CARDS - When deactivating a subscription and SIM card, the SIM card is connected to the ODA database, an instruction to deactivate the SIM card and cancel the subscription is transferred to the ODA, information in the memory of the SIM card including the IMSI (International Mobile Subscriber Identity) of the SIM card, is transferred to the ODA, which is arranged to be connected to the network, including a HLR/AUC. The ODA retrieves the subscription information, and replaces the IMSI of the SIM card with a temporary IMSI called IMSI-T. The ODA stores the information in the memory of the SIM card together with the IMSI-T in the database. The ODA also stores the information together with the IMSI-T and transfers to the network an instruction to cancel the subscription in the network. The SIM card may be reactivated using the information stored in the ODA database and on the SIM card including the IMSI-T.08-19-2010
20100210308WIRELESS COMMUNICATOR JACKET WITH MULTIPLE OPERATIONAL STAGES - A method of communication between a modular wireless communicator and a jacket device that is connected to the modular wireless communicator via a connector a connector that connects a plurality of signal transmission lines, the jacket device including a keypad for operating the modular wireless communicator, including receiving a multi-bit signal over multiple signal transmission lines, one bit of which indicating whether the jacket device includes a serial NOR flash memory, if the jacket device includes a serial NOR flash memory, then reading a jacket ID from the serial NOR flash memory, if the jacket device does not include a serial NOR flash memory, then reading the jacket ID from other bits of the multi-bit signal, receiving jacket keypad signals over multiple signal transmission lines, and decoding the jacket keypad signals based on the jacket ID.08-19-2010
20100210307Telecommunication network server - The invention relates to a server (08-19-2010
20100210304Systems and Methods for Multi-Device Wireless SIM Management - Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for automated multi-device, multi-persona wireless SIM management. A virtual SIM database associated with a user is maintained on the mobile service provider's network. Such a virtual SIM database contains multiple personas for that user. For each of the user devices they wish to use on the mobile service network, the user is furnished with one “stub” SIM to be installed on the user device, onto which may be loaded any one of the personas maintained by the virtual SIM database. Upon an event, a selected user device downloads a selected persona from the network and loads it onto its stub SIM, so that the selected device is now registered on the network with that persona.08-19-2010
20100124943SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOVAL OF A UNIVERSAL INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CARD - A Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC), such as a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card is pressed into place in a wireless communication device. The SIM card includes notched edge portions that allow a tool to be used to assist in the removal of the SIM card. The notched edge portions are positioned around the periphery of the SIM card and allow a user to pry the SIM card from the wireless communication device. In an alternative embodiment, the SIM card package may include one or more holes to allow the user to insert a tool and press to remove the SIM card from the wireless communication device. In yet another alternative embodiment, the holes may be used in combination with the notched edge portions to aid in the removal of the SIM card.05-20-2010
20130012266Method and Apparatus for a Dual-Network Terminal to Perform Communication - An apparatus for performing communication by a dual-network terminal is disclosed by the present invention, wherein the dual-network terminal is a dual-network and dual-standby terminal, and the dual-network and dual-standby terminal comprises an application subsystem, a 3G wireless communication subsystem, a 2G wireless communication subsystem and an identification card management module. The identification card management module is connected with an identification card, which stores information used for the 2G network and 3G network to perform identity authentication, and the 3G wireless communication subsystem is connected with the application subsystem and the identification card management module, and the 2G wireless communication subsystem is connected with the application subsystem and the identification card management module. A method for performing communication by a dual-network terminal is also disclosed by the present invention. The invention is beneficial to the design of hardware and structure, thus saving the cost.01-10-2013
20100197349SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, PORTABLE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, IC CARD, AND MICROCOMPUTER - The present invention provides a noncontact interface technique capable of performing communication operation without stopping an internal operation even when a clock signal cannot be extracted from a carrier wave. In a semiconductor device that receives a modulated carrier wave from an antenna, generates an internal clock signal on the basis of a clock signal extracted from the received carrier wave, and performs operation synchronously with the internal clock signal, a PLL circuit that receives the extracted clock signal and generates the internal clock signal is provided with a voltage control oscillation function. In the case where the clock signal extracted from the carrier wave is discretely interrupted, the function makes the internal clock signal maintained at a frequency immediately before the interruption. With the configuration, even when the clock signal extracted from the carrier wave is interrupted, internal data processes such as decoding and bus interfacing can be continued.08-05-2010
20100197350METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING THE UICC APPLICATION FILE - A method and an apparatus of controlling an application dedicated file included in a universal integrated chip card (UICC) in a mobile station are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes analyzing an element file directory (EFDIR) stored in the UICC to check whether there are a plurality of application dedicated files that perform a same function; and activating one of the plurality of application dedicated files corresponding to a predetermined execution information according to the checked result. With at least one embodiment of the present invention, one UICC can provide a plurality of USIM application files and a user can select any one of the plurality of USIM application files.08-05-2010
20100197348ELECTRONIC DEVICE, METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND PROGRAM - An electronic device that is accessible to a first storage medium that has no communication function and a second storage medium that has a communication function and is detachable to the device, comprising: an input unit configured to input image data; a designation unit configured to designate at least one of the first storage medium and the second storage medium as a storage medium serving as a storage destination of the image data input by the input unit; and a control unit configured to, if the first storage medium is designated as the storage destination of the image data and the second storage medium is not designated, store the image data in the first storage medium and store the image data in the second storage medium as well so as to transmit the image data to an external apparatus by the communication function of the second storage medium.08-05-2010
20090111523INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - An information processing apparatus including an IC chip receiving, by communicating with a reader/writer, service data corresponding to a service provided via the reader/writer and processing the received service data, a SIM card holding section holding a SIM card which includes a card internal memory storing information and to which a unique number for identifying a subscriber is added and a control section storing in the card internal memory of the SIM card the service data processed by the IC chip in the communication with the reader/writer, reading the service data stored in the card internal memory of the SIM card and making the IC chip process the service data.04-30-2009
20100279737MOBILE PHONE DEVICE WITH SEVERAL SIM CARDS - There is provided a mobile telephony device, comprising a mobile station that can be connected to a mobile telephony network by using a SIM card. A multiplexer can be connected to the mobile station, the multiplexer holding several SIM cards. An exemplary multiplexer may comprise a first switching component that is configured such that each one of the SIM cards can be connected to the mobile station. The exemplary multiplexer may comprise a second switching component that is configured to switch off the mobile station while one SIM card is being disconnected from the mobile station and another SIM card is being connected to the mobile station.11-04-2010
20130137484AUTOMATIC SELECTION OF SIM CARD FOR MULTI-SIM MOBILE DEVICES - A mobile device includes multiple subscriber identification module (SIM) cards. When a user of the mobile device requests to call a phone number, the mobile device determines a mobile telecommunications service provider of the phone number, based on service provider information received for the phone number from a service mapping server. The mobile device selects for the call a SIM card from the multiple SIM cards that is associated with the determined service provider of the phone number. The mobile device places the call to the phone number using the selected SIM card.05-30-2013
20130137485Apparatus and Method of Securing Private Content Stored in a Memory - An apparatus and a method of securing private content stored in a memory are presented. A terminal includes a memory configured to store private content and a private content identifier associated with the private content. The private content identifier includes secure and non-user editable information. The terminal also includes a security function configured to perform a comparison of the private content identifier to a smart card identifier of a smart card accessible to the security function. The security function is further configured to grant or deny access to the private content based on a result of the comparison.05-30-2013
20090069052RECEIVING BROADCAST SIGNALS USING INTELLIGENT COVERS FOR MOBILE DEVICES - The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for receiving broadcast signals using intelligent covers. In some implementations, a cover for a consumer device includes side surfaces, a rear surface, a physical interface, a circuit, and a broadcast service card. The side surfaces and a rear surface form an opening that receives at least a portion of a consumer device. A first portion of at least one of the surfaces includes a connector for connecting to a port of the consumer device. The circuit connects the physical interface to the connector. The broadcast service card connects to the physical interface and receives broadcasted content independent of the consumer device.03-12-2009
20090069051WIRELESSLY ACCESSING BROADBAND SERVICES USING INTELLIGENT COVERS - The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for wirelessly accessing broadband services using intelligent covers. In some implementations, a cover for a consumer device includes side surfaces, a rear surface, a physical interface, a circuit, and a broadband service card. The side surfaces and a rear surface form an opening that receives at least a portion of a consumer device. A first portion of at least one of the surfaces includes a connector for connecting to a port of the consumer device. The circuit connects the physical interface to the connector. The broadband service card connected to the physical interface and accesses a service foreign through the wireless broadband network independent of the consumer device.03-12-2009
20090069050UPDATING MOBILE DEVICES WITH ADDITIONAL ELEMENTS - The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for updating mobile devices with additional elements. In some implementations, a cover for a mobile device includes side surfaces, a rear surface, a physical interface, and a circuit. The side surfaces and the rear surface are configured to be adjacent at least a portion one or more side surfaces of the mobile phone. The side surfaces and the rear surface form an opening that receives at least a portion of the mobile device. A first portion of at least one of the surfaces includes a connector for connecting to a port of the mobile phone. The physical interface includes in at least one of the surfaces that receives a memory device external to the mobile device. The circuit connects the physical interface to the connector.03-12-2009
20090069049INTERFACING TRANSACTION CARDS WITH HOST DEVICES - The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for interfacing transaction cards with mobile devices. In some implementations, a method includes identifying the mobile host device in response to at least insertion of at least a portion of the card into a port of the mobile host device. The mobile host device includes a Graphical User Interface (GUI). The card wirelessly executes financial transactions with a retail terminal independent of the mobile host device and presents and receives information through the GUI of the mobile host device. One or more commands are transmitted to the mobile host device in response to at least an event. The card substantially controls one or more hardware elements of the mobile host device using the one or more commands.03-12-2009
20110111802PORTABLE DATA CARRIER COMPRISING A CAT INTERPRETER - The invention relates to a method on a portable data carrier (05-12-2011
20110009168DISPLAY MODULE FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - An embodiment of the invention discloses an display module for mobile communication device which comprises a display panel, a flexible printed circuit board, an electronic component. The flexible printed circuit board is coupled to the display panel and is divided into a first portion and a second portion. The electronic component is disposed on a first surface of the flexible printed circuit board, and the location of the electronic component corresponds to that of the second portion of the flexible printed circuit board. The extensibility of the second portion of the flexible printed circuit board is smaller than that of the first portion of the flexible printed circuit board.01-13-2011
20110034211COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND START UP METHOD THEREOF - A communication device and a starting up method include determining if the communication device has been locked with a designated subscriber identification module (SIM) card, and determining if an acquired unique International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) code of a current SIM card matches a prestored IMSI code of the designated SIM card when the communication device has been locked with a designated SIM card. The communication device and method further include unlocking the designated SIM card with the communication device if the acquired IMSI code does not match the prestored IMSI code, and starting up the communication device.02-10-2011
20110117964METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR UTILIZING A SINGLE SIM CARD SOCKET TO SUPPORT MULTIPLE SIM CARDS IN A MULTI-SIM MULTI-STANDBY COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A multiple-subscriber identity module (multi-SIM) multi-standby communication device comprises a single SIM card socket that handles multiple SIM cards each with a unique SIM clock signal. SIM identification information is acquired from each SIM card utilizing corresponding SIM clock signals. The SIM clock signals may be generated in response to corresponding SIM card selections and are assigned to corresponding SIM cards, respectively. Each of the assigned SIM clock signals is signaled to the single SIM card socket at a different time instant to establish connections between the multi-SIM multi-standby communication device and each of the multiple SIM cards, respectively. SIM identification information is received from each SIM card. The received SIM identification information is stored within the multi-SIM multi-standby communication device for concurrently communication with corresponding communication networks. No device re-booting is performed while activating the stored SIM identification information from one to another of the multiple SIM cards.05-19-2011
20110117965METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TASK SCHEDULING IN AN OPERATING SYSTEM FOR VIRTUAL MODEMS WITHIN A MULTI-SIM MULTI-STANDBY COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A multiple-subscriber identity module (multi-SIM) multi-standby communication device comprises a single operating system (OS) and a single radio resource unit that is shared by multiple virtual modems (VMs) within a virtual modem framework (VMF). The OS maps VM tasks of the multiple VM to OS resource spaces according to corresponding VM IDs. The single OS may run the mapped VM tasks utilizing OS resources in the OS resource spaces. VM ID information is embedded in global variables and/or static variables that are utilized in the single OS to access OS resources. The OS may run VM tasks utilizing OS resources in OS resource spaces identified by corresponding VM IDs. The OS may re-use OS resources for VM tasks of different VMs, when needed, without duplicating the OS resources. VM tasks are scheduled to run on the single OS according to task priorities, which are determined based on corresponding VM environment.05-19-2011
20110117963METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR A FAST CELL RECOVERY ON SUSPENDED VIRTUAL MODEMS WITHIN A MULTI-SIM MULTI-STANDBY COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A multiple-subscriber identity module (multi-SIM) multi-standby communication device comprises a single radio resource unit shared by a plurality of virtual modems (VMs). A first VM in an active state monitors its own associated cells and cells associated with remaining VMs in a suspended state. The active VM measures signal strength on available cells to track cell information such as cell quality and cell timing information for associated cells for the first active VM and for the remaining suspended VMs. When the suspended VMs are resumed, the single radio resource unit is synchronized to corresponding serving cells in an order determined based on the tracked cell timing information. With a synchronized serving cell, a suspended VM may bypass cell selection or reselection and directly camp on its serving cell. Otherwise, the suspended VM performs a cell selection or reselection selectively based on tracked cell information for a cell to camp on.05-19-2011
20110244920SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR CONSOLIDATING SIM, PERSONAL TOKEN, AND ASSOCIATED APPLICATIONS FOR ELECTRONIC WALLET TRANSACTIONS - The present invention relates generally to a smart card device that is configured to facilitate wireless network access and credential verification. Specifically, the device is configured to meet the physical and electrical specification for commercially available mobile devices utilizing a standard Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) for network access. The device combines the features of the SIM with Common Access Card or Personal Identity Verification card features to allow a network subscriber to invoke secure payment transactions over a carrier's network. The system includes data storage for maintaining a plurality of network and transaction instrument profiles and a profile gateway for receiving transaction information from a payment gateway, sending an authorization request to a user's mobile device, receiving a transaction authorization from the mobile device, and sending transaction information to a payment gateway to finalize the payment transaction.10-06-2011
20110244921Methods And Apparatus For Performing A Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Initialization Procedure - Techniques in a mobile equipment (ME) for use in performing an initialization procedure with a subscriber identity module (SIM) having a SIM Application Toolkit are described. The ME sends to the SIM a version of a terminal profile which indicates facilities of the SIM Application Toolkit that are supported by the ME. When the ME detects an error in response to sending the version of the terminal profile, the ME sends to the SIM a previous version of the terminal profile which indicates facilities of the SIM Application Toolkit that are supported by the ME. When the ME fails to detect the error in response to sending the version of the terminal profile, the ME completes the initialization procedure and performs steady-state processing using the SIM.10-06-2011
20100222105WIRELESS DATA COMMUNICATION CARD WITH COMPACT ANTENNA - A wireless data communication card configured in accordance with an example embodiment of the invention includes a low profile antenna arrangement that does not protrude from the housing of the computing device when the wireless data communication card is inserted into the housing. The low profile design is achieved without compromising the radio frequency (“RF”) characteristics and performance of the wireless data communication card by tuning the antenna arrangement to account for conductive ground structure located within the housing of the computing device. In accordance with one practical embodiment of the invention, the wireless data communication card is compliant with IEEE Standard 802.11(b) and compliant with PCMCIA specifications.09-02-2010
20120244908Data Account Management Method for a Mobile Communication Terminal - The present disclosure is suitable for use in a mobile communication terminal, and provides a data account management method for a mobile communication terminal. The method comprises the following steps of: a. choosing one of SIM (subscriber identity module) cards of the mobile communication terminal when an application of the mobile communication terminal needs to use a data account; b. searching for a corresponding data account group of the SIM card, and choosing data accounts, which are stored in the data account group, in sequence according to priority orders of the data accounts; and c. activating the data accounts that are chosen.09-27-2012
20090104939MULTIMODE MOBILE TERMINAL AND SELF-SIM CONFIGURATION METHOD THEREOF - A multiple mode multiple standby mobile terminal and self configuration method of the mobile terminal are provided for automatically configuring settings on multiple Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards. An identity module configuration method for a multiple mode multiple standby mobile terminal includes checking, when the mobile terminal powers on, reference identity information in the mobile terminal, determining whether identity information contained in an identity card attached to the mobile terminal is included in the reference identity information and establishing, when the identity information is included in the reference identity information, a connection to a communication network indicated by the identity information.04-23-2009
20090312055SECURITY AND PROTECTION SYSTEM OF MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A security and protection system is provided for a mobile communication device. When the device is turned on, upon detecting that the SIN card is invalid or is not installed or has been replaced, the system automatically locks a database of personal data of the device or limits or prohibits the use of some or all functions of the device. Further, the device may designate one or more external devices so that when a protection control unit of the device is activated, the device may only accept control instructions issued from the designated external device. Further, when the device detects a replacement SIM card is inserted, the device automatically transmits data and phone number of the replacement SIM card to the designated device to allow an original owner of the device to issue control instructions or making communication with the device.12-17-2009
20090312054ANTENNA ASSEMBLY FOR PORTABLE DEVICE - An antenna assembly for a portable device is provided. The antenna assembly includes a battery cover including a metal material, a short-range wireless communication module electrically connected to the battery cover, and a main antenna electrically connected to the short-range communication module.12-17-2009
20100285840MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE - In a mobile terminal device that executes a function setting by using a memory card, when insertion/removal of the same memory card are repeated, an original function setting can be restored automatically to omit a resetting and also the user's operational burden can be lessened. The volume number is read from an inserted memory card 11-11-2010
20100069118Modular Structure to Expand and Enhance Subscriber Identity Module Card Functionality - The present invention relates to a new improved modular structure to expand and enhance SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card functionality, in which an expansion and enhancement module is fitted to a predetermined mobile communication device, and the predetermined mobile communication device comprises a subscriber identity module. The subscriber identity module is configured with an electrical connection module, and the electrical connection module is electrically connected with a controller, which can be an NFC (Near Field Communication) module. The controller is electrically connected with a subscriber identity chip and a Dual-interface card (Combi card), and the Dual-interface card is electrically connected with an antenna. Hence, according to the structure described above, the present invention is able to achieve contactless type transactions without the need to replace the SIM card or system operator.03-18-2010
20090215491METHODS FOR HANDLING HANDS-FREE DEVICE BY AUDIO GATEWAY DEVICE WITH SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY CARDS AND SYSTEMS UTILIZING THE SAME - A method for handling a Hands-Free device by an Audio Gateway device with a first subscriber identity card and a second subscriber identity card, executed by a micro-processing unit (MCU) of a Baseband chip, is provided. A command is received from the Hands-Free device, wherein the Hands-Free device issues the first command to request a status report of the Audio Gateway device. The status report is provided to the Hands-Free device via a result code which comprises a plurality of integrated status indicators corresponding to statuses of the first subscriber identity card and the second subscriber identity card.08-27-2009
20090215490METHODS FOR HANDLING PROACTIVE COMMANDS FOR ONE OR MORE SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY CARDS AND SYSTEMS UTILIZING THE SAME - A method for handling a proactive command in a mobile system with a subscriber identity card, executed by a micro-processing unit (MCU) of a Baseband chip, is provided. A response code is received from the subscriber identity card, wherein the response code indicates the mobile system to fetch the proactive command for a specific procedure. It is determined whether the mobile system is under a specific condition after receiving the response code. The response code is ignored until the specific condition is absent.08-27-2009
20090215489Method and Device for Managing Applications of a Mobile Terminal - A method and system for managing a set of applications stored on a mobile terminal, comprising an access to said set of applications enabling at least one specific function to be accessed by at least one application using an application manager.08-27-2009
20100062807METHOD FOR REALIZING ONE CARD WITH MULTIPLE NUMBERS SERVICE - A method for achieving the multi-numbers per sim card service includes: assigning identification information uniquely corresponding to each number of the multiple numbers of a terminal; carrying, in information of a service request, the identification information corresponding to the number that the calling subscriber intends to use when the terminal initiates the service request; obtaining, by a Service Control Point, the identification information according to the service request, and retrieving, by the Service Control Point, corresponding number with the identification information; and performing connection to the called side by using the corresponding number as the calling number.03-11-2010
20110081950SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PAIRING A UICC CARD WITH A PARTICULAR MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE - A method for pairing a mobile communications device card located within a mobile device with the mobile device, comprising the steps of accessing a first identifier associated with the mobile device responsive to actuation of the mobile device. Next, a comparison of the first identifier associated with the mobile device is made with a second identifier associated with the mobile communications device card. Authorization of the operation of a combination of the mobile communications device card and the mobile device is made responsive to the comparison determining the first and second identifiers match. Operation of the combination of the mobile communications device card and the mobile device is disabled responsive to the comparison determining the first and second identifiers do not match.04-07-2011
20110081951APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SETTING MAIN SIM CARD IN DUAL SIM CARD TERMINALS - An apparatus and a method for setting a main Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card in a multiple SIM card terminal are provided. The method includes displaying a segmented setting item according to a service type per each SIM card when a main SIM card setting menu is selected, and setting a SIM card selected per the service type as a main SIM card for the corresponding service type when one SIM card per each service type is selected.04-07-2011
20110070922APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SELECTING SIM CARD IN MOBILE TERMINAL - An apparatus and a method for establishing a call connection via a desired SIM card using a specific code corresponding to the SIM card without selecting or changing the SIM card in a mobile terminal that supports a plurality of SIM cards are provided. The apparatus includes a SIM manager and a controller. The SIM manager selects a desired SIM card among the plurality of the SIM cards using a specific code corresponding to a desired SIM card. The controller processes to attempt to establish a call using the SIM card selected by the SIM manager.03-24-2011
20110256906Locking of Communication Device - A communication system for implementing locking of a device (10-20-2011
20110151930APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING SIM CARD IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL HAVING MULTIPLE MODEMS - An apparatus and method for supporting a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card in a mobile communication terminal including a plurality of modems are provided. The apparatus includes the SIM card for storing user information, and the plurality of modems each for providing a clock and for transmitting/receiving a signal by an independent interface with respect to the SIM card. Only a first modem of the plurality of modems controls a reset of the SIM card.06-23-2011
20090318192METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REPUBLISHING MOBILE CONTENT - A system and method is provided for republishing content for a wireless device. In the wireless device, this may comprise: receiving a content manifest associated with a new content, the content manifest providing information about the new content; identifying any changes to existing content stored in the device, based on the information in the content manifest; retrieving updates in the new content corresponding to the changes; and storing the updates.12-24-2009
20090318191METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CUSTOMISING A RADIO COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, CORRESPONDING RADIO COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, SIM CARD, SERVER, COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT AND STORAGE MEANS - A method is provided for customizing a radio communication terminal possessing an operating mode requiring first customization data so as to allow a first radio communication link with a radio communication network. The method includes the following steps: placing the terminal in an actual usage condition, not including the first customization data; transmitting the first customization data from a customization device to the radio communication terminal, via a second link distinct from the first link.12-24-2009
20110177842Methods And Systems For Managing And/Or Tracking Use Of Subscriber Identity Module Components - Methods and systems for managing and/or tracking use of SIM smart cards with integrated or external SIM module systems that are utilized with information handling systems. A SIM module system may be locked with a generic locking code to lock a SIM module system of a given information handling system for use with a designated SIM smart card that is programmed with a matching generic locking code. The locked SIM module system of the information handling system may be further configured so that it may be unlocked using an unlocking code so as to allow use of the information handling system with SIM smart cards other than the designated SIM smart card. To allow tracking of the disposition of the designated SIM smart card, notification of the non-activation, de-activation and/or activation of the designated SIM smart card (e.g., to an activation tracking agent) may be required before obtaining the unlocking code, for example, from an activation tracking agent.07-21-2011
20110177843Apparatus and Method of Securing Private Content Stored in a Memory - Apparatus and a method of securing private content stored in a memory are presented. A terminal includes a memory configured to store a private content identifier associated with private content. The private content identifier includes a mobile station integrated services digital network number of a smart card associated with a user that is authorized to access the private content. A particular smart card includes a smart card identifier associated with the particular smart card. The terminal also includes a security function configured to perform a comparison of the private content identifier to the smart card identifier and to deny access to the private content when a result of the comparison is negative.07-21-2011
20090029738DIGITAL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING ADDITIONAL SERVICE BY USING THE SAME - A digital processing device capable of receiving an additional service is disclosed. In one aspect, a digital processing device includes i) an input unit, inputting a signal, ii) a subscriber identity unit, storing an identity code of a communication operator and generating a communication network access request message, iii) an additional service identity unit, storing an identity code of an additional service operator and generating an additional service request message and v) a control unit, generating a control signal allowing one of the subscriber identity unit and the additional service identity unit to be selectively driven. In accordance with at least one inventive embodiment, a user of the digital processing device can receive an additional service without his or her subscription to a specific communication operator and use various additional services in addition to the additional services provided by the subscribed communication operator.01-29-2009
20080242355Mobile terminal with user identification card including personal finance-related information and method of using a value-added mobile service through said mobile terminal - The present invention enables a user to receive a financial service anywhere through a mobile terminal equipped with a UIM (User Identification Module) electronic card. In the present invention, a user enters his or her password to a mobile terminal with a UIM card including subscriber telephone number, finance, authorization, and personal information, then, if the entered password is correct, authorization is processed with a remote authorizing server based on the authorization information. After authorization, user's requesting service, e.g., payment service, transaction particulars inquiry service, prepaid card recharging service is conducted through a mobile network.10-02-2008
20090075698Removable Card And A Mobile Wireless Communication Device - A removable card for use with a mobile wireless communication device has a processor and a non-volatile memory, connected to the processor. The memory has programming code stored configured to be executed by the processor and is operable in one of two modes. In a first mode the card is connected to the device with the card storing information received wirelessly by the device from the Internet. In a second mode the card is connected to a network portal device, which is connected to the Internet, with the card storing information received through the network portal device from the Internet. In another embodiment, the removable card has electrical connections for connecting to a mobile wireless communicating device for use by a user to connect to the Internet. The memory has two portions: a first portion and a second portion with the partitioning being alterable. The processor restricts access to the first portion by the user, while grants access to the second portion to the user. Finally, the present invention relates to a mobile wireless communication device.03-19-2009
20080214241Wireless Control of Operating Characteristics of Electronic Data Cards - A system comprising a first device and a second device having an electronic data card associated therewith, information on the electronic data card being useable by and accessible by the first device, wherein the first device is arranged to control the operating characteristics of the electronic data card of the second device. Thus the first device may power up/down the electronic data card, reset the electronic data card or change the clock or baud rate associated with the electronic data card.09-04-2008
20080214242Mobile terminal and method for operating a mobile terminal - The present invention relates to a mobile terminal for a mobile communication network, comprising a mobile equipment system (09-04-2008
20080254834Apparatus and Method of Securing Private Content Stored in a Memory - Apparatus and a method of securing private content stored in a memory are presented. A terminal includes a memory to store private content. The terminal also includes a security function to compare a private content identifier with a smart card identifier that includes MSISDN information associated with the smart card, to produce a comparison result. The security function grants the smart card access to the private content when the first comparison result is positive.10-16-2008
20110009167MOBILE PHONE CAPABLE OF AUTOMATICALLY HANDLING SMART CARD - A mobile phone capable of automatically handling smart card is provided. The phone includes a card holder for holding a smart card. The card holder includes a sheet responsive to magnetic forces. The phone further includes a plurality of electromagnets mounted in a cover of the phone. When the electromagnets are electrified one by one according to a first order, the sheet is attracted by the electromagnets one by one according to the first order, thus the card holder is drawn into the phone. When the electromagnets are electrified one by one according to a second order, the sheet is attracted by the electromagnets one by one according to a second order, thus the card holder is ejected from the phone.01-13-2011
20110111803RADIO BASE STATION DEVICE - A radio base station device 05-12-2011
20110263294ELECTRIC POWER CONTROL METHOD AND MOBILE DEVICE ADAPTED THERETO - An electric power control method and a mobile device adapted thereto are provided that stores power for subsequent provision to a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM). In exemplary operation, both an RF communication unit and a charging unit are operative. The charging unit is coupled to a SIM electric power supply and the SIM. Upon occurrence of a voltage drop in the electric power supplied to the SIM, there is a switch to the charging unit to supply the charged electric power to the SIM.10-27-2011
20110086670MOBILE DEVICE AND OPERATION METHOD THEREOF - A mobile device and an operation method thereof are provided. The method includes removing a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card, previously inserted into the mobile device, from the mobile device, determining whether a SIM card, identical to or different from the removed SIM card, is inserted into the mobile device, and, managing base station-related information, wherein the managing of the base station-related information comprises at least one of updating the base station-related information with base station-related information newly acquired by performing a base station-related protocol procedure based on a newly inserted SIM card, according to at least one of the type and the insertion time point of the newly inserted SIM card, and maintaining base station-related information stored based on the removed SIM card. According to the embodiments of the invention, an additional bootstrapping process is not required when the mobile device user removes or inserts a SIM card from or into the mobile device. A corresponding protocol procedure is performed to support a mobile communication service according to the type or the insertion time point of the inserted SIM card. The mobile communication service-related information and the base station-related information acquired by performing the protocol procedure can be updated or maintained.04-14-2011
20110136541SMART INTERFACE SYSTEM FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES - A universal smart interface and peripheral management system for portable devices such as mobile phones. The smart system includes a connector interface that connects peripherals to a phone and/or personal digital assistant (PDA), through the smart system. The smart system includes a cradle for receiving a cell phone and interfacing the phone to external systems such as peripherals, networks and other systems through a USB hub and other suitable connector interfaces. The peripheral devices to which the smart system can interface include, but are not limited to, large displays (e.g., television), external monitors, input devices such as mice and keyboards, external storage devices, and networks (wired and/or wireless). The smart system also facilitates connectivity to large display systems such as TVs, computer displays and monitors.06-09-2011
20110117961SYSTEM FOR INTERFACING BETWEEN A TERMINAL AND A SMART CARD, METHOD FOR SAME, AND SMART CARD APPLIED TO SAME - The present invention provides a system and method for interfacing between a terminal and a smart card embedded within smart card, and a Universal Subscriber Identification Module (USIM), and a smart card applied to the same. That is, the execution procedure of a service application in the smart card is defined using a new interface between the terminal and the smart card by providing construction of a smart card equipped with one or more service applications, executing the special service application according to the request of the terminal, providing an output value according to the execution of the special application to the terminal, and requesting a special I/O device.05-19-2011
20120309457Support board used in mobile phone with main board having broken-board structure - A support board used in a mobile phone with a main board having a broken-board structure is provided. The support board mainly includes a mounting frame (12-06-2012
20100190528Signal Processing Device - The present disclosure provides a signal processing device comprising: a first substrate, one side surface thereof being provided with at least a first contact and a second contact while the other side surface thereof being provided with at least a third contact and a fourth contact, there being an electrical connection between the first and third contacts; a second substrate, one side surface thereof being provided with at least an integrated circuit or an antenna; and a first connecting portion for connecting the first and second substrates; wherein the second and fourth contacts are electrically connected to the integrated circuit or antenna via the first connecting portion.07-29-2010
20100190527APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PERIPHERAL DEVICE CONTROL IN PORTABLE TERMINAL - An apparatus and a method for a peripheral device control in a portable terminal are provided. In the method for the peripheral device control in the portable terminal, the method includes selectively changing a communication path between a communication modem and a storage to a communication path between a controller and the storage by controlling a switch when the communication modem is turned off, determining information necessary for the peripheral device control through the communication path between the controller and the storage and controlling the peripheral device when the information satisfies a control condition.07-29-2010
20100190526Cellular Telephone Using Multiple Accounts - A cellular telephone instrument having a plurality of SIM card slots has a plurality of SIM cards inserted, each of the SIM cards identifying a corresponding one service identity distinct from service identities identified by others of said SIM cards, and a control element in the instrument enabling selection of one of the plurality of service identities and effectuating operation of the instrument under the selected service identity.07-29-2010
20120302290MOBILE PHONE AND METHOD FOR SELECTING A SIM CARD - A mobile phone includes at least two subscriber identity module (SIM) cards. The mobile phone queries a number portability database (NPDB) for at least two telecom operators of the at least two SIM cards. The mobile phone queries the NPDB for a telecom operator of an outgoing number dialed using the mobile phone. The mobile phone selects one SIM card with one telecom operator same as the telecom operator of the outgoing number from the at least two SIM cards.11-29-2012
20100029330WIRELESS DEVICE AND ASSEMBLY - A system for wireless communication comprises a first communication device having a first interface for interfacing with a host device and a second interface; and a second communication device configured to be coupled to the second interface of the first communication device. The first communication device and the second communication device, when coupled, form a substantially integrated device.02-04-2010
20100022273RADIOFREQUENCY LOCAL COMMUNICATION INTERFACE BETWEEN A MOBILE PHONE AND A CONTACTLESS READER - A contactless smart card imbedded in a communication mobile substrate connected to a wireless communication network, and a contactless smart card reader in the vicinity of the communication mobile substrate for radiofrequency communication with the contactless smart card, are disclosed. On one hand, a first antenna is provided on the contactless smart card imbedded in the communication mobile substrate and, on the other hand, a second antenna is attached to the communication mobile substrate and connected by inductive coupling to the first antenna, so that the contactless smart card can directly communicate by radiofrequency with the contactless smart card reader without using the wireless communication network.01-28-2010
20100222104APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OPERATING MOBILE TERMINAL THAT SUPPORTS DUAL MODE - An apparatus and a method for providing dual mode operation that stores two International Mobile System Identifier (IMSI) information in one SIM card is disclosed. The apparatus includes a controller and a SIM manager, wherein the recognizes mounting of one SIM card that stores two IMSI information, defines a first IMSI information corresponding to the SIM card as a master information, defines a second IMSI information as a second IMSI information, and transfers the second IMSI information to the SIM manager, wherein the SIM manager recognizes the second IMSI information as IMSI information of a SIM card not mounted, and recognizes that respective IMSI information has been separately stored as corresponding to having two SIM cards mounted.09-02-2010
20090156258Mobile terminal and method of indentifying SIM card thereof - A method of indentifying SIM card of a mobile terminal supports at least two SIM cards and comprises a power supply module and a power management module, wherein the power management module has different preset reference voltages and supplies power to the SIM cards respectively according to a comparison result of the reference voltages and operating voltages of the SIM cards. Via the preset reference voltages to the power management module, when the SIM card is inserted into the mobile terminal, the mobile terminal control the power supply module to supply power to the SIM cards, and the power management module determines whether the reference voltage matches the operating voltage of the SIM card, according to the comparison of the reference voltage and the operating voltage of the SIM card, so as to determine whether the SIM card can be indentified.06-18-2009
20110117966System and Device for Consolidating SIM, Personal Token, and Associated Applications - The present invention relates generally to a smart card device that is configured to facilitate wireless network access and credential verification. Specifically, the device is configured to meet the physical and electrical specification for commercially available mobile devices utilizing a standard Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) for network access. The device combines the features of the SIM with Common Access Card or Personal Identity Verification card features to allow a network subscriber to invoke secure payment transactions over a carrier's network. The system includes data storage for maintaining a plurality of network and transaction instrument profiles and a profile gateway for receiving transaction information from a payment gateway, sending an authorization request to a user's mobile device, receiving a transaction authorization from the mobile device, and sending transaction information to a payment gateway to finalize the payment transaction.05-19-2011
20080311956FIELD PROGRAMING OF A MOBILE STATION WITH SUBSCRIBER IDENTIFICATION AND RELATED INFORMATION - Apparatuses and methods for field programming a private security key into a mobile station are described herein. The methods may include a server initially accepting in a wireless network a connection from a mobile station that is without a factory programmed subscriber identification module (SIM). The server may then collaborate with the mobile station to field program the mobile station with an international mobile subscriber identification (IMSI) and a private security key (K12-18-2008
20090036165Mobile Phone With Rfid Reader and Wlan Transmitter Intergrated On Sim Card - A method and system for acquiring information related to a transponder (RFID) tag 02-05-2009
20110306390APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR READING DATA - An apparatus to read data includes a command receiving unit to receive a read record command with respect to data stored in the apparatus, a record identification unit to identify a valid record from among records corresponding to the stored data based on the received read record command, and a data read unit to read data corresponding to the valid record. A method for reading data includes receiving a read record command with respect to data stored in an apparatus, receiving a read record command with respect to stored data, identifying a valid record from among records corresponding to the stored data based on the received read record command, and reading data corresponding to the identified valid record.12-15-2011
20100035651METHOD FOR SPEEDING UP THE DETECTION AND THE ACTIVATION OF THE COMMUNICATION INTERFACE BETWEEN A TERMINAL AND A UICC - The invention relates to A method for speeding up the detection and the activation of the communication protocol used between a terminal (02-11-2010
20090163244Synchronization of Mobile Terminals - Embodiments are directed to activation and performance of multiple-subscriber-identity-module (“multi-SIM”) automatic synchronization of mobile devices. A user may specify one or more data types for which multi-SIM automatic synchronization should be performed, which may include incoming calls, sent text messages, and the like. Information about an answered incoming call may be sent from a first mobile device to at least one additional mobile device so that the at least one mobile device may update at least one call log and may remove at least one notification for the call accordingly. When multi-SIM automatic synchronization is performed for sent text messages, the first mobile device may send a copy of the sent text message to the at least one additional mobile device so that the received copy may be stored in the sent messages folder of the at least one additional mobile device.06-25-2009
20090325641METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING VALIDITY OF MOBILE SUBSCRIBER IDENTIFIER IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - A method and an apparatus for determining validity of a mobile subscriber identifier in a mobile communication terminal are provided. In the method, a temporary identifier assigned from a network is stored in a memory and a SIM card of the terminal. When a network authentication event occurs, the temporary identifier stored in the memory is compared with the temporary identifier stored in the SIM card. An identifier to be transmitted to the network is determined among an International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) and the temporary identifier stored in the SIM card depending on a result of the comparison.12-31-2009
20120115545Multi-SIM cellular telephone - Disclosed is a multi-SIM cellular telephone capable of accessing information on multiple SIM cards for multiple cellular service subscriptions while simultaneously accessing full functionality of all other features on the handset. It allows users to insert multiple SIM cards, each with a unique IMSI number associated with a unique cellular service subscription. The user can remove any SIM card and port to other handsets at his/her discretion. Purchasing extra cellular service for such purposes as business use is less expensive than was heretofore possible. Some services are only required on one subscription in order for the service to be used since the microprocessor assesses the features of each subscription and applies the required functionality to that SIM card. The multi-SIM cellular telephone also has a phone number that is associated with the handset; this number allows communication to and from the user of the multi-SIM phone on any installed subscription.05-10-2012
20120115546METHODS FOR INITIATING OPERATING VOLTAGES FOR SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY CARDS AND SYSTEMS UTILIZING THE SAME - A system for operating at least two subscriber identity cards has a subscriber identity module (SIM) controller generating a first voltage variable signal with a first voltage level to a first subscriber identity card during a first time period, generating the first voltage variable signal at a second voltage level to the first subscriber identity card during a second time period, receiving a first code indicating that generated voltage matches from the first subscriber identity card during the first or second time period, generating a first operating voltage with the first voltage level to the first subscriber identity card when receiving the first code in the first time period, generating the first operating voltage with the second voltage level when receiving the first code in the second time period.05-10-2012
20110319134ASSEMBLY CONSISTING OF A MICRO-MODULE AND A REPRODUCING DEVICE WHICH IS EQUIPPED WITH CONTACT-FREE NEAR-COMMUNICATION MEANS - Portable communication device for at least mono-directional communication with a terminal, comprising a micro-module including a chip that comprises an antenna allowing the micro-module to communicate with a terminal when the antenna is placed in the immediate vicinity of the terminal, the device being characterized in that it comprises a reader receiving the removable micro-module, said antenna being held by said reader such that the micro-module is removable relative to the antenna.12-29-2011
20110319133ME NETWORK PARAMETERS CONFIGURATION BY UICC - A mobile device is provided having a smart card. The smart card is programmed to generate a new configure command that can be used to configure network related parameters with in the mobile device. The configure command can be used to override existing network related parameters or to add additional network related parameters. The network related parameters may relate to different access points and an identifier may be associated with each set of network parameters to facilitate the subsequent identification of desired network related parameters.12-29-2011
20110319132MOBILE PHONE HAVING DETACHABLE SMART CARD MODULE - A mobile phone includes a mobile phone main module and a smart card module. The mobile phone main module includes a smart card reading circuit and a first universal serial bus (USB) port connected to the smart card reading circuit. The smart card module includes a smart card holder having a smart card and a USB plug connected to the smart card holder. The smart card reading circuit communicates with the smart card in response to the USB plug being inserted in the first USB port. The smart card module is also operable to be used for a computer in response to the USB plug being inserted in a USB port of the computer.12-29-2011
20110077051UICC Control Over Devices Used to Obtain Service - Devices and methods are disclosed by which a smart card or UICC that is removably insertable into a wireless terminal will only allow operation in either a specific terminal or a specific set of terminals. A mechanism to restrict the set of terminals that a UICC will operate with based upon logic embedded in a memory within the UICC. The UICC receives specific information from the wireless terminal when the terminal is turned on. If the information received satisfies a plurality of rules or conditions stored within the UICC, the UICC functions normally and the terminal may be registered with the network. If the UICC is inserted in an unsupported terminal, the UICC will refuse to function normally. This provides a deterrent against UICC theft.03-31-2011
20120252531PROVISIONING MOBILE TERMINALS WITH A TRUSTED KEY FOR GENERIC BOOTSTRAP ARCHITECUTRE - Mobile terminals may be authenticated separately from a smart card used by the mobile terminal. In one implementation, a mobile terminal may query a remote server, based on a value identifying the mobile terminal, for security information relating to the mobile terminal, where a copy of the security information is stored in the mobile terminal as part of the manufacture of the mobile terminal. A smart card may receive the security information in response to the query. The security information may be received in an encrypted format that is not accessible by the mobile terminal. The smart card may communicate with the mobile terminal to authenticate the mobile terminal based on the security information received in response to the query and the copy of the security information that is stored in the mobile terminal.10-04-2012
20120009979METHOD FOR PREVENTING THE MALICIOUS USE OF A SIM CARD INSERTED IN AN M2M DEVICE AND M2M DEVICE - The invention relates to an M2M device comprising a communication unit and a SIM card, the said SIM card comprising a controller or microcontroller (A), characterised in that the SIM card comprises at least one sensor (B; C), the said at least one sensor being a sensor selected from the group consisting of a temperature sensor, a strain sensor, a movement sensor, a displacement sensor, an inertia or acceleration sensor, a sound sensor, a pressure sensor, an impact sensor and a vibration sensor, the said controller or microcontroller (A) comprising an element for deactivating at least some of its functions following the receipt from the said at least one sensor (B,C) of at least one signal indicating that an environment status value is outside a predetermined range, thus preventing the malicious use of the said SIM card.01-12-2012
20120021805SERVICE PROVIDER ACTIVATION WITH SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY MODULE POLICY - Systems and methods for activating a mobile device for use with a service provider are described. In one exemplary method, a mobile device having a currently inserted SIM card may be prepared for activation using a signing process in which an activation server generates a signed activation ticket encoded with SIM policy data that corresponds to the combination of the device and one of a number of SIM cards belonging to a set of SIM cards defined by the SIM policy data. The activation ticket is securely stored on the mobile device. In another exemplary method the mobile device may be activated in an activation process in which the device verifies an activation ticket against information specific to the device and SIM card in accordance with the SIM policy in the activation ticket, and initiates activation when the verification of the activation ticket is successful.01-26-2012
20100197347System and method for remotely operating a wireless device using a server and client architecture - The present disclosure relates to a system and method for remotely operating one or more peripheral devices of a wireless device using a server and client architecture. In one aspect, the system may comprise a wireless device that includes a processor, a memory, a peripheral device, and a server adapted to communicate with the peripheral device; and a removable media device that includes a memory, a processor, and a client adapted to communicate with the server of the wireless device. In another aspect, the method may comprise the steps of emulating a hardware interface on a removable media device; mapping a peripheral device of a wireless device to the interface; mapping a processor of the media device to the peripheral device; wrapping and sending hardware commands from a client of the media device to a server of the wireless device; and executing the commands on the peripheral device.08-05-2010
20120064945MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME, AND IDENTIFY MODULE CARD - Disclosed is a mobile terminal. The mobile terminal may comprise a card slot and controller. The card slot may have any one of a plurality of identity module cards in each of which user ID information and a different Operating System (OS) are stored mounted thereon. The controller may execute the OS stored in the mounted identity module card and perform user certification on the basis of the user ID information stored in the mounted identity module card, when the one identity module card is mounted on the card slot.03-15-2012
20090149220Method of and Apparatus for Interfacing and Connecting a Wireless Device and a Wireless Network Using a Subscriber Identity Module Having Plural IMSI Associates with Different Network Operators - A wireless device includes a single SIM, plus an application module adapted to enable the device to operate as though it included two or more different SIMs. The module, referred to as a ‘proprietary applications module’ (PAM) is connected to, or built into, a wireless device (WD). The PAM is capable of switching all incoming traffic by associating the WD to one specific subscriber identity sub-module, referred to as “Local SIM” (LS). It can also switch or re-route all outgoing traffic by associating the same WD with a different subscriber identity sub-module, typically a “Roaming SIM” (RS). In a preferred embodiment, the PAM, RS and LS are built-into a single SIM for use in a WD; alternatively the PAM is built-into a WD and the RS and LS are built-into the single SIM.06-11-2009
20120208597METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC PROVISIONING OF A SIM CARD - A method of automatic provisioning of a SIM card (08-16-2012
20100210305METHOD FOR ACTIVATING SIM CARDS - Method of activating a SIM card using an ODA (On Demand Activation) application, comprising a computer and an associated ODA database, for activating the SIM card in a mobile network.08-19-2010
20120071205PROVISIONING AN ELECTRONIC TRANSACTION CARD FOR A CARD ISSUER - 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.03-22-2012
20120157163Identity Module Device, Method & Computer Program Product06-21-2012
20110092252Wireless Communication System - A wireless communication system relating to a system for transferring a portable memory chip or other relevant data into a transmission device such that the transmission device can engage a computer to ultimately employ the network plan contained in the portable memory chip for full use on the computer and computer screen. In this manner, the computer will be enabled to perform all tasks of a mobile phone, as well as receive all data contained within the portable memory chip. However, the ability to transmit and receive voice and data communications is contingent upon the access granted through the network plan.04-21-2011
20110092253METHOD FOR ACTIVATING THE SUBSCRIPTION OF AN UICC DEVICE - The invention provides a method for activating the subscription of an UICC, said UICC comprising an activation application, said method comprising the step of activating the subscription of the holder of the UICC by sending a message to an activation server, said message being sent by the activation application to the activation server by using an IP based communication.04-21-2011
20110065476ANTENNA DEVICE - The present invention provides an antenna device comprising: a contact substrate with a plurality of electrical contacts, an antenna substrate, and a connecting member connected between said contact substrate and said antenna substrate. Said connecting member is flexible and foldable and is provided with at least one corner portion. Said corner portion defines at least one horizontal section and at least one vertical section to render the antenna device better adaptability.03-17-2011
20110065475METHOD FOR ACCESSING TO EXTERNAL SITE FOR EACH COUNTRY AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL USING THE SAME - A method for accessing to an external site and a mobile communication terminal using the same to gain access to a site according to a country of the user. According to the method for accessing to an external site, a mobile communication terminal automatically accesses an external site which provides a service for a particular country corresponding to country information extracted from memory such as a subscriber identification card. A user can access a site which provides a service for his or her country, often in the primary language used the user's country, simply by use of their mobile communication terminal, without performing an additional operation for selecting a country.03-17-2011
20110105183ELECTRONIC WALLET DEVICE - The present invention provides an electronic wallet device for a mobile phone comprising a SIM card interface, comprising: a processing unit configured to provide a top-up service interface to the mobile phone and to receive and convert a first transaction instruction from the mobile phone into a top-up instruction; an authentication unit provided with an electronic wallet and configured to receive and convert the top-up instruction into an authorized top-up instruction and to write an amount to the electronic wallet according to the authorized top-up instruction; and an NFC antenna electrically connected to the authentication unit.05-05-2011
20100093397MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal includes a display, transmitter, memory, and a controller configured to recognize a first SIM card having a first SIM identification that identifies the first SIM card, and to receive access data having conditional broadcast access information via user input, the access data being associated with the first SIM identification. The controller is further configured to store the access data based upon the recognition of the first SIM card in the memory, cause the display to display received broadcast content in accordance with conditions specified by the access data, and delete the access data from the memory after the first SIM card is removed from the mobile terminal.04-15-2010
20110117962METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MULTI-STANDBY OPERATION FOR A MULTI-SIM MULTI-STANDBY COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A multiple-subscriber identity module (multi-SIM) multi-standby communication device comprises a single radio resource unit that is shared by a plurality of virtual modems (VMs), each uniquely associated with a single one of a plurality of SIM cards. Traffic related to the SIM cards are concurrently handled utilizing corresponding VMs. Available radio resource in the single radio resource unit are shared by the VMs based on corresponding VM states, namely, an active state, an idle state and a suspended state. VMs in an idle state concurrently monitor paging events and concurrently perform idle mode procedures such as location updating. VMs not related to an intended traffic are suspended. A VM related to the intended traffic is transitioned from an idle state to an active state to enable the communication for the intended traffic. Once the communication is complete, the suspended VMs are resumed to continue idle mode activities.05-19-2011
20090131109COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE MONITORING - A method, and devices, for a first communications device (05-21-2009
20090131108SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR READING CONTACT LIST OF A MOBILE PHONE - A method for reading contact list of a mobile phone includes the following steps of: reading a plurality of phone lists from a SIM card of the mobile phone and a memory of the mobile phone; storing each of the phone lists into a scratchpad memory of the mobile phone as different arrays when the mobile phone is powered on; triggering an element of the contact list of the mobile phone; confirming a phone list and a array corresponding to the element, and confirming a jth position of the element in the confirmed phone list; searching for an address of an element j in the confirmed array of the scratchpad memory according to the jth position of the element in the confirmed phone list; and reading contact list information from the address of the element j in the confirmed array.05-21-2009
20110183715ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY FOR SECURING A SIM CARD - An electronic assembly for securing a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card includes: a printed circuit board (PCB) having opposed first and second sides and defining an aperture extending from the first side to the second side; and a SIM card holder comprising a base received in the aperture, electrical connectors located in the base and having a first end connected to the first side of the PCB and a second end opposite to the first end, contacts located on the second side of the PCB and connected to the second end of the electrical connectors, the contacts configured for interfacing with corresponding contacts of the SIM card, and a card retaining member attached to the second side of the PCB for releasably securing the SIM card attached to the second side of the PCB.07-28-2011
20110183717MOBILE PHONE WITH RFID READER AND WLAN TRANSMITTER INTEGRATED ON SIM CARD - A method and system for acquiring information related to a transponder (RFID tag 07-28-2011
20120231845RETROFIT CONTACTLESS SMART SIM FUNCTIONALITY IN MOBILE COMMUNICATORS - A mobile communicator including a main housing portion, defining a SIM card socket, a battery located at a battery location defined by the main housing portion, a cover over the battery and a retrofit contactless smart SIM functionality assembly, having a SIM card shaped portion which is mounted in the SIM card socket, a contactless smart card antenna portion located between the battery and the cover and an antenna tail portion which interconnects the contactless smart card antenna portion with the SIM card shaped portion, the antenna tail portion being attached and electrically connected to the SIM card shaped portion by means of an electrically conductive adhesive.09-13-2012
20120214548SYSTEM AND METHOD OF IDENTIFYING THE ASSOCIATION RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN A SMART CARD AND A MOBILE PHONE - A method and system for identifying an association between a Smart Card and a mobile device by selecting card-swiping record pairs from a set of card-swiping records of the Smart Card, each including a card-swiping location and a corresponding card-swiping time; calculating overlap degree in time and location dimensions of the card-swiping record pair and the communication behavior record pair of the mobile phone, which is recorded in a mobile network as a communication log; determining that the card-swiping record pair overlaps with the communication behavior record pair of the mobile phone recorded in the communication log if the overlap degree is greater than a predetermined threshold, and determining that the Smart Card is associated with the mobile phone if each card-swiping record pair of the plurality of card-swiping record pairs overlaps with the communication behavior record pair of the mobile phone recorded in the communication log.08-23-2012
20100311467SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING REMOTE SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY CARD TO MOBILE STATION AND METHODS THEREOF - A system for providing a remote subscriber identity card to a mobile station is provided. The system includes a subscriber identity card, a Bluetooth module and a controller. The Bluetooth module establishes a Bluetooth connection to the mobile station. The controller accesses the subscriber identity card to obtain identity information and provides the obtained information to the mobile station via the Bluetooth connection such that the mobile station camps on a cell according to the obtained information.12-09-2010
20120172089SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVISIONING OVER THE AIR OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION ON MOBILE COMMUNICATIVE DEVICES WITH NON-UICC SECURE ELEMENTS - A method for over-the-air (OTA) provisioning a non-Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) type secure element (SE) of a mobile device, including receiving a request to initialize an OTA proxy of a mobile device; initializing the OTA proxy; receiving provisioning data through the OTA proxy; and provisioning the received data into the SE, in which the SE is a non-UICC type SE. A mobile device to provision secure data OTA in a non-UICC type SE including an OTA proxy to connect to a Trusted Service Manager (TSM) system, and to receive provisioning data from the TSM system; a near-field-communication (NFC) enabled chip to conduct a contactless transaction; and a SE to store information provisioned through OTA proxy, in which the SE is a non-UICC type SE.07-05-2012
20100048248COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND EXCHANGE RATE DETERMINING METHOD THEREOF - A communication terminal and exchange rate determining method thereof are disclosed. The method includes determining exchange rate information according to first country information, received from Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) information of a SIM card, and second country information, received from a System Information Block (SIB) broadcast from an affiliated base station, determining exchange rate information according to the first country information and the second country information, selecting a first amount, corresponding to a first monetary unit of the first country information, determining a second amount, corresponding to a second monetary unit of a the second country information, from the selected first amount using the exchange rate information, and displaying the second amount.02-25-2010
20090111522Smart Card and Method for Manufacturing Said Card - The present invention relates to a smart card provided with an integrated circuit for identifying a user, storing and exchanging information with an electronic device, such as for example a mobile telephone, a personal computer, etc. The smart card is provided with additional communication contacts apart from those that are conventionally arranged on the integrated circuit itself, and it incorporates means allowing one of these cards provided with additional contacts to be able to be used without any problems in card readers that do not support these additional contacts. The present invention consists of the fact that the arrangement of these new contacts is not located on the surface of the smart card, plastic body of the card or microchip, preventing the conductive parts of the reader which are in contact with the smart card from causing any type of malfunction thereof. The invention also relates to a method of manufacturing the previously mentioned smart card.04-30-2009
20100273528RADIO FREQUENCY IC CARD DEVICE WITH VERY HIGH FREQUENCY - A radio frequency (RF) IC card device with very high frequency comprises an IC device (10-28-2010
20080280649LOCATION INFORMATION ERASE ON SIM CARDS - A method and system of erasing at least part of the location information stored on a subscriber identity module (SIM) of a mobile phone. The SIM stores the most recently used service provider in its location information. Either at power down or power up, the location information is erased so during the power up routine, the service provider search schedule will not find a service provide, when it first searches the most recently used service provider stored in the location information. In this case, the service provider search routine will appropriately choose either the home service provider or a preferred service provider rather than the service provider stored in the location information. The method of erasing at least part of the location information may be carried out by a program stored on the SIM card or by a wireless network transmitting an instructive signal to the wireless device. The method and system may also provide that if the service provider stored in the location information corresponds to the home service provider or a preferred service provide, then none of the location information is erased.11-13-2008
20100009716DUAL STANDBY PORTABLE TERMINAL AND COMMUNICATION METHOD THEREOF - A dual standby portable terminal and a communication method thereof that can simultaneously connect to at least two communication networks are provided. The communication method includes operating a master Subscriber Identity Module (SIM),; initiating a call to a called portable terminal, determining if a first SIM switching process is required, switching the master SIM to a slave SIM if the first SIM switching process is required and operating the slave SIM and initiating the call with the called portable terminal. The portable terminals can make a call to each other through the same communication system or the same communication service provider's communication network, so that communication costs can be reduced.01-14-2010
20120270602MULTIPLE SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY MODULE CONTROLLER - The present application discusses, among other things, apparatus to reduce the amount of processor general purpose input or outputs consumed to interface simultaneously with multiple subscription identification modules (SIMs). In an example, an apparatus can include a controller, first and second subscriber identity module (SIM) ports configured to transmit SIM information between the controller and first and second SIMs coupled to the first and second SIM ports, and a communication controller configured to couple to a base band processor using a two-wire serial communication bus, the communication controller configured to transmit the SIM information between the controller and the base band processor.10-25-2012
20120225690PUSH-BUTTON TRIGGER MANAGER FOR U/SIM TOOLKIT APPLICATIONS - Push-button trigger manager (09-06-2012
20120225692CONTROL DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD - A control device includes a control server and an EIR. The EIR is a database that stores an IMEI for identifying a mobile communication terminal and an MSISDN for identifying an SIM installed in the mobile communication terminal in association with each other. The control server includes a control request accepting unit accepting a request for function control on the mobile communication terminal serving as a control target, the request including the IMEI of the mobile communication terminal and the MSISDN of the SIM, a determination unit determining whether the combination of the MEI and the MSISDN included in the request for the function control is stored in the EIR, and a control signal transmission unit transmitting a control signal for performing the function control to the mobile communication terminal related to the request for the function control, depending on the determination.09-06-2012
20120083316METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING INSERTION OF SIM CARD IN A PORTABLE TERMINAL - A method and apparatus for detecting insertion of a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card in a portable terminal are provided, in which a SIM card is inserted into a SIM card connector, and a controller continuously supplies an operating voltage to a predetermined pin of the SIM card connector, determines whether a voltage level of the predetermined pin of the SIM card connector changes in a predetermined pattern, and determines that the SIM card has been inserted into the SIM card connector if the voltage level of the predetermined pin of the SIM card connector changes in the predetermined pattern.04-05-2012
20120231844SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR FACILITATING A TRANSACTION BY CONSOLIDATING SIM, PERSONAL TOKEN, AND ASSOCIATED APPLICATIONS FOR ELECTRONIC WALLET TRANSACTIONS - The invention relates generally to a smart card device that is configured to facilitate wireless network access and credential verification. Specifically, the device is configured to meet the physical and electrical specification for commercially available mobile devices utilizing a standard Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) for network access. The device combines the features of the SIM with Common Access Card or Personal Identity Verification card features to allow a network subscriber to invoke secure payment transactions over a carrier's network. The system includes data storage for maintaining a plurality of network and transaction instrument profiles and a profile gateway for receiving transaction information from a payment gateway, sending an authorization request to a user's mobile device, receiving a transaction authorization from the mobile device, and sending transaction information to a payment gateway to finalize the payment transaction.09-13-2012
20080300020WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, SIM CARD, MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, AND DATA GUARANTEEING METHOD - The loss of data stored in a secure memory card, such as a SIM card, due to the physical destruction thereof is prevented. A host unit performs card authentication of a memory card, and transmits update data for the memory card by security communication to update data when the result of the authentication is OK. Then, the host unit outputs a request for mirror-updating the card data to a base station server. When an access is permitted, the card data is transmitted to the base station server via the host unit to mirror-update the card data. When the mirror-updating of the card data is completed, the base station server returns a completion confirmation to the host unit, so that a data backup process is completed. By thus causing the base station server to mirror-update the data in the memory card, the loss of the stored data is prevented.12-04-2008
20080300019CELLULAR PHONE - According to one embodiment, the cellular phone includes a CPU, a RAM, a ROM, a network connection section, a NVRAM, and a UIM control unit. The CPU controls the operation of the cellular phone according to a program stored in the ROM. The CPU loads a replacement information registration program and data necessary to execute the program stored in the ROM into the RAM. According to the replacement information registration program, the CPU executes a processing for surely performing a database registration even if an electric power is shut off after a UIM card replacement determination is performed and before a database registration is performed.12-04-2008
20080300018MOBILE PHONE - According to an aspect of the invention, there is provided a mobile phone including: a first timer configured to output a first time out signal representing that a first processing is to be executed by starting a system when a first given time period has elapsed; a starting unit configured to start the system; a second timer configured to determine whether time out is brought about when the system is started from a sleeping state without determining whether the time out is brought about when the system is sleeping and output a second time out signal representing that a second processing is to be executed when it is determined that a second given time period has elapsed from a time counting start time point when the system is activated; and a second processing unit configured to execute the second processing when the second time out signal is received.12-04-2008
20080300017BROADCAST RECEPTION METHOD AND APPARATUS - A digital broadcast reception method and apparatus for a user equipment (UE) including a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM). The SIM stores files associated with a digital broadcast service and a mobile equipment for executing a broadcast application using the files. The method and apparatus eliminates previously required cumbersome user manipulation receiving a pay program by storing the application and files associated with the digital broadcast service.12-04-2008
20110003618NETWORK LISTENING METHOD OF A MOBILE PHONE - A mobile phone includes a code division multiple access (CDMA) chip and a first user identity module (UIM) card. A network listening method of the mobile phone burns identification information of a second UIM card into the mobile phone, and executes a first network listening method to listen to a communication network, if a first listening frequency equals to a second listening frequency and a first listening channel equals to a second listening channel. The network listening method further executes a second network listening method to listen to the communication network, if the first listening frequency does not equal to the second listening frequency and/or the first listening channel does not equal to the second listening channel.01-06-2011
20110039601 SIGNAL ENHANCER CHIP FOR RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM AND A SIGNAL ENHANCER - A signal enhancer chip for a radio frequency identification system and a signal enhancer are disclosed. The signal enhancer chip includes: a receiving circuit, a sending circuit and a power supply module. The receiving circuit comprises a demodulation amplification module and a digital quantizing module. The sending circuit comprises a logic control module and a modulation module. The demodulation amplification module is for amplifying and demodulating the received communication signal sent by a dual interface SIM card. The digital quantizing module converts an analog communication signal output from the demodulation amplification module to the digital communication signal. The logic control module processes the digital communication signal output from the digital quantizing module and generates a subsidiary carrier wave signal necessary for returning to a reader. The modulation module generates a communication signal to be sent according to the subsidiary carrier wave signal. The signal enhancer and chip, as the trunk device between the dual interface SIM card and the reader, can enhance the acknowledge signal of the dual interface SIM card and ensure the normal communication between the dual interface SIM card and the reader.02-17-2011
20120322505MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS - A method of operating a mobile data processing apparatus comprises executing one or more programs which make use of mobile data access; a wireless interface communicating with a mobile data network, the wireless interface and the mobile data network cooperating to provide wireless data services to the one or more programs; in respect of a first predetermined set of data services, providing data to the wireless interface from a non-removable, identification module so as to identify the mobile data processing apparatus to the mobile data network according to a first mobile identity; and in respect of other data services, providing data to the wireless interface from a user-removable, identification module so as to identify the mobile data processing apparatus to the mobile data network according to a separate mobile identity, different to the first mobile identity.12-20-2012
20120322503REMOVABLE BASEBAND CHIPSET - A communication device having a removable baseband chipset includes a communication device main body, a socket disposed on the communication device main body, a baseband processing unit configured to temporarily assemble to the socket, and a digital signal processing component that is contained in the baseband processing unit and is operable to enable the communication device to communicate with a cellular network system. The communication device is operable to transmit and receive radio signals.12-20-2012
20120322504Method for Selecting Optimal Radio Access Technology and Communication Apparatuses Utilizing the Same - A communication apparatus is provided. A first subscriber identity card camps on a first cell, which is associated with a first radio access technology (RAT) and belongs to a first wireless network, via a radio transceiver module. A second subscriber identity card camps on a second cell, which is associated with a second RAT and belongs to a second wireless network, via the radio transceiver module. A processor constructs a first packet switch connection with the first wireless network via the first subscriber identity card to perform data transfer in the first wireless network, measures a first data transfer throughput of the first wireless network when performing the data transfer via the first subscriber identity card, and determines to perform the data transfer in the second wireless network via the second subscriber identity card when a theoretical data transfer throughput corresponding to the second RAT is higher than the first data transfer throughput.12-20-2012
20110237297MULTI-STANDBY MOBILE TERMINAL AND OPERATION METHOD FOR THE SAME - A multi-standby mobile terminal and an operation method for the same are provided. The multi-standby mobile terminal includes at least two communication modules and a plurality of SIM cards. A number of SIM cards is greater than a number of communication modules. When a call is established over a communication network related to a first SIM card, it is determined whether a second SIM card is associated with a first communication module that is associated with the first SIM card. When a second SIM card is associated with the first communication module associated with the first SIM card, SIM association transfer is performed by disassociating the second SIM card from the first communication module and then associating the second SIM card with a second communication module, and proceeding to handle the call.09-29-2011
20100203921Simplified Radio Multicast for Group Communication - The present invention relates to a group communication solution in a wireless communication network comprising at least one base station (08-12-2010
20100234070MOBILE PHONE - A mobile phone switches the electrical connection between one of at least two SIM cards received in a slidable holder which is slidably received in a receiving groove having an electrical connector.09-16-2010
20090318190MOBILE TERMINAL, IC CARD MODULE, METHOD AND PROGRAM FOR INFORMATION PROCESSING - A mobile terminal device a use thereof by a third person is prevented is provided. The mobile terminal device includes: a terminal storage section 12-24-2009
20120276955APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETECTING AND STORING DATA FROM SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY MODULE IN A PORTABLE TERMINAL - A portable terminal comprising first and second identity modules, the first module serving as a master module, wherein a processor of the portable terminal is arranged: at power up of the portable terminal, to read data from the first module and to store it in a memory; and to access, in the memory, the data from the first module, before data from the second identity module is read into the memory.11-01-2012
20120088551Android mobile telephone comprising a content supply chain - The mobile telephone includes a data storage divided into a plurality of storage volumes. Each storage volume includes at least one partition, each partition of each storage volume being adapted to store content. The mobile telephone also includes a supply chain for content stored in the storage volumes with the user, the chain including: 04-12-2012
20120329522CHANGE OF THE SUBSCRIPTION IN AN IDENTIFICATION MODULE - The subject innovation relates to a method for changing from the active subscription data of a first service provider to the active subscription data of a second service provider in an identification module for use in a mobile radio device that can be connected to a mobile radio network. The change is initiated in the identification module in response to a receipt of a first message from the second service provider, and, after the initiation of the change, the identification module controls the activation of the subscription data of the second service provider based on a receipt of a message from the first service provider confirming the change. The subject innovation also relates to an identification module that is suitable for carrying out the method.12-27-2012
20120329521CHANGE OF SUBSCRIPTION DATA IN AN IDENTIFICATION MODULE - The subject innovation relates to a method for changing from the active subscription data of a first service provider to the active subscription data of a second service provider in an identification module for use in a mobile radio device that can be connected to a mobile radio network. The change is initiated in the identification module in response to a receipt of a first message from the second service provider, and, after the initiation of the change, the identification module controls the activation of the subscription data of the second service provider based on a receipt of a message from the first service provider confirming the change. The subject innovation also relates to an identification module that is suitable for carrying out the method.12-27-2012
20100130255METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR STORING A SOFTWARE LICENCE - In accordance with an example embodiment of the invention there is provided a method, comprising: associating an International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMSI) with a mobile telecommunication device, the IMSI configured to identify the device to a mobile telephone network; storing a software program in memory associated with the device; storing a license, necessary for allowing the operation of the software program on the device, in memory associated with the device; and locking the license to said IMSI such that the software application cannot be operated on the device without said IMSI being associated with the device; wherein, the license and the IMSI are stored on the same memory medium such that they are transportable from the device together.05-27-2010
20120149436Location Information Erase on SIM Card - Methods and systems including non-transitory computer-readable storage media, for selectively erasing data stored at a wireless device are disclosed, The media include instructions that, when executed by a processor, cause the processor to perform a method including comparing a particular service provider identified by the data stored at the wireless device to at least one favored service provider selected from a group of favored service providers consisting of a home service provider and a preferred service provider other than the home service provider. The instructions further, when executed by a processor, cause the processor to erase, if the particular service provider is not one of the favored service providers, the data stored at the wireless device.06-14-2012
20120149435METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USING PORTABLE TERMINAL - A method for using a portable terminal includes: determining whether an inserted SIM card contains one or more generated user accounts, and displaying a list of the existing user accounts; when any one of the user accounts is selected, identifying a setting value corresponding to the selected user account; and setting a usage environment of the portable terminal according to the identified setting value.06-14-2012
20130017862APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING MULTI-STANDBY MODE OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS USING SINGLE SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY CARD WITH MULTIPLE SUBSCRIBER NUMBERSAANM Lee; Chih-HungAACI Kaohsiung CityAACO TWAAGP Lee; Chih-Hung Kaohsiung City TWAANM Wu; Min-JuAACI Kaohsiung CityAACO TWAAGP Wu; Min-Ju Kaohsiung City TWAANM Chang; Nai-HsinAACI Taichung CityAACO TWAAGP Chang; Nai-Hsin Taichung City TWAANM Liu; Jen-ChienAACI New Taipei CityAACO TWAAGP Liu; Jen-Chien New Taipei City TW - A communication device is provided with a processing unit. The processing unit reads a plurality of elementary files from a single subscriber identity card for each of a plurality of subscriber numbers when power-on, and registers to a network for each of the subscriber numbers according to the read elementary files. Also, the processing unit enables a multi-standby mode of wireless communications in response to successful registration to the network for at least two of the subscriber numbers.01-17-2013
20130023308DISPLAY DEVICE WITH MOBILE COMMUNICATION - The present invention relates to a display device with mobile communication, and more particularly to a display device configured with a processing unit which is led to the subscriber identity module (SIM) card module, enables the display device equipped with functions of mobile communication and networking for environmental safety.01-24-2013
20080254833Private Access Point Containing a Sim Card - An access point, or base station, for a mobile communications network, such as a cellular communications network, can be installed by a user, for use within or close to their own home or office. The base station has a SIM card, and can establish secure communications with the core network of the mobile communications network over the user's existing broadband internet connection. The base station is also able to obtain the necessary ciphering keys, in order to allow the mobile device to communicate securely with the base station, and hence with the core network.10-16-2008
20090005117Contactless smart SIM - A mobile communicator including a housing including a main portion and a removable portion, cellular telephone circuitry located within the main portion of the housing, a SIM card mounted in the main portion of the housing, a battery mounted between the removable portion of the housing and the SIM card and a contactless functionality antenna mounted intermediate the removable portion and the battery and communicating with the SIM card.01-01-2009
20080227492SIM Card Securing Mechanism for Mobile Phone - A SIM card securing mechanism for a mobile phone is described. A phone body has several positioning holes. One side of the securing plate is pivoted in the body to allow the securing plate to swivel relatively to the phone body. The securing plate has a plurality of elastic arms each of which has a protrusion. The securing plate is capable of being swiveled to a securing position relatively to the phone body to allow the protrusions to be fastened to the corresponding positioning holes via the elasticity of the elastic arms. Thus, the SIM card is sandwiched between the securing plate and the phone09-18-2008
20130178247METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SETTING INFORMATION IN MOBILE TERMINAL - A method and apparatus for setting information in a mobile terminal are provided. The mobile terminal detects country information from subscriber identification information of a user of the mobile terminal, and sets at least one information to be used in the mobile terminal based on the detected country information.07-11-2013
20130116009UNIVERSAL INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CARD APPARATUS AND RELATED METHODS - UICCs are disclosed herein. An example UICC includes a body a body having a height between approximately 10.9 millimeters and 11.1 millimeters and a width between approximately 8.9 millimeters and 9.1 millimeters.05-09-2013
20130116010UNIVERSAL INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CARD APPARATUS AND RELATED METHODS - UICC apparatus and related methods are disclosed herein. An example UICC apparatus includes a carrier and a first UICC defined by a first punch-out feature formed in the carrier. The first punch-out feature is configured to remain attached to the carrier when the first UICC is removed from the carrier.05-09-2013
20130143622LTE Communication Card and LTE Communication System - The present disclosure discloses an LTE communication card, which comprises: an SDIO interface, comprising data pins adapted to be selectively inserted into an SDIO card slot of an electronic device; an LTE baseband processing unit connected to the data pins, being configured to obtain from the data pins a first data signal supplied by the electronic device and modulate the first data signal; an LTE transceiving unit, being configured to obtain the first data signal that has been modulated; and an antenna unit, being configured to transmit the first data signal, and further obtain an LTE radio frequency (RF) signal from the outside and transmit the LTE RF signal to the LTE transceiving unit, and the LTE RF signal being transmitted by the LTE transceiving unit to the LTE baseband processing unit and then demodulated by the LTE baseband processing unit to obtain a second data signal for transmission to the electronic device via the data pins. The present disclosure further discloses an LTE communication system. Through the above disclosure, the present disclosure can impart an LTE wireless communication function to an electronic device that supports the SDIO protocol so as to enrich functions of the electronic device, improve users' experiences and reduce the production cost.06-06-2013
20080207268Apparatus for a Removable Wireless Module With Storage Memory - A smart modular wireless device is divided into two main parts08-28-2008
20080200210MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND BATTERY RECHARGE METHOD THEREOF - A mobile communication device includes an antenna, a SIM (subscriber identity module) card, and a battery. The antenna receives a control signal from an external device. The SIM card rectifies a charging signal of the control signal received by the antenna. The battery is charged with the rectified charging signal. The control signal may be an RF (radio frequency) control signal.08-21-2008
20110223971CONTROL SYSTEMS HAVING A SIM FOR CONTROLLING A COMPUTING DEVICE - A system and associated method are provided. The system includes a subscriber identification module (SIM) comprising a memory configured to store one or more executable instructions and a processor configured to execute the one or more executable instructions for controlling a device, a device configured for being controlled by the SIM, and a SIM interface configured to communicate the instructions from the SIM to control the device.09-15-2011
20110237296SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR CONSOLIDATING SIM, PERSONAL TOKEN, AND ASSOCIATED APPLICATIONS FOR SELECTING A TRANSACTION SETTLEMENT ENTITY - The present invention relates generally to a smart card device that is configured to facilitate wireless network access and credential verification. Specifically, the device is configured to meet the physical and electrical specification for commercially available mobile devices utilizing a standard Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) for network access. The device combines the features of the SIM with Common Access Card or Personal Identity Verification card features to allow a network subscriber to invoke secure payment transactions over a carrier's network. The system includes data storage for maintaining a plurality of network and transaction instrument profiles and a profile gateway for receiving transaction information from a payment gateway, sending an authorization request to a user's mobile device, receiving a transaction authorization from the mobile device, and sending transaction information to a payment gateway to finalize the payment transaction.09-29-2011
20110275411METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURATION OF A DEVICE PERSONALITY BASED ON MOBILE DEVICE IDENTITY MODULE - A method and apparatus for configuration of a device personality based on mobile device identity module, the method including checking an identity module on the mobile device for one or more network modes; and configuring the personality of the mobile device based on results of the checking step.11-10-2011
20130150126VIRTUAL MODEM SUSPENSION HANDLER IN MULTIPLE SIM USER EQUIPMENT - User equipment with multiple subscriber identity modules (SIMs) includes techniques for intelligently allowing the SIMs to access the radio resources. In one aspect, the techniques determine whether a network signaling criteria is satisfied. When the network signaling criteria is satisfied, the user equipment may communicate a signaling connection release indication to a network controller handling a first SIM network connection. When the network signaling criteria is not satisfied, however, the user equipment may forgo communicating the signaling connection release indication to the network controller handing the first SIM network connection. In either case, the user equipment may locally deactivate the first SIM network connection so that the radio frequency interface may be transitioned to a second SIM.06-13-2013
20100285842APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR POWER SAVING USING PREDICTIVE POLLING IN A PORTABLE TERMINAL - An apparatus and method for power saving using predictive polling in a portable terminal are provided. A method for predictive polling for a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card in a portable terminal includes determining whether a network state of a portable terminal is changed, when the network state is changed, determining whether the portable terminal is in a restricted service state or no-service state, when the portable terminal is in the restricted service state or no-service state, disabling SIM card polling, and when the portable terminal is not in the restricted service state or no-service state, enabling the SIM card polling.11-11-2010
20100285841METHOD FOR REDUCING POWER CONSUMPTION FOR DETACHABLE CARD AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL THEREOF - Disclosed are a method for reducing power consumption of a card for a mobile communication terminal and a mobile communication terminal thereof, in which power consumption of a battery is reduced by differently supplying voltage to first and second cards according to an operation or non-operation state of the first card or the second card.11-11-2010
20100311468VIRTUAL SIM CARD FOR MOBILE HANDSETS - A system and method store provisioning data supporting a plurality of service providers in a VSIM internal memory unit of a mobile device. A user may selectively enable provisioning data supporting one of the plurality of service providers stored in the VSIM internal memory unit to conduct a wireless communication. An embodiment permits backing up, retrieving and restoring personal data in the VSIM internal memory unit using a remote database. Another embodiment allows a mobile device to select an optimal service provider to conduct a wireless communication. The optimal service provider may be determined based upon mobile device location, communication usage request and/or time and date.12-09-2010
20100317404HIGHLY VERSATILE MACHINE-TO-MACHINE CONNECTIVITY MODULE - A machine-to-machine connectivity module comprising a first printed circuit that comprises the electronic components for providing a communications module and an element for accommodating a SIM card, the accommodation element being superimposed on the first printed circuit.12-16-2010
20100317403COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - A communication apparatus comprises read-out means for reading out identification information from each of a plurality of storage media each storing identification information about a communication line; communication means for determining communication lines corresponding to the plurality of storage media based on the identification information read out from the plurality of storage media by the read-out means and performing communication with a base station using one of the plurality of determined communication lines; and control means for controlling the communication means to execute a search process of searching for a base station communicable with the communication means at an interval determined for each of the determined communication lines.12-16-2010
20110312383DUAL OS SYSTEM USING A SMART SIM MODULE AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A computer system, and more particularly, to a system and controlling method thereof are disclosed, by which a plurality of operating systems can be driven using a smart subscriber authentication module. The present invention includes at least one display unit, a first memory provided with a first operating system, a subscriber identification module (SIM) including a second memory provided with a second operating system different from the first operating system and a second controller configured to perform an operation for the second operating system, and a first controller determining whether the subscriber identification module is connected via a prescribed interface, the first controller, if determining that the subscriber identification module is connected, controlling a booting of the first operating system or a booting of the second operating system through the operation by the second controller to be selectively executed on the at least one display unit.12-22-2011
20110312382RETROFIT CONTACTLESS SMART SIM FUNCTIONALITY IN MOBILE COMMUNICATORS - A mobile communicator including a main housing portion, defining a SIM card socket, a battery located at a battery location defined by the main housing portion, a cover over the battery and a retrofit contactless smart SIM functionality assembly, having a SIM card shaped portion which is mounted in the SIM card socket, a contactless smart card antenna portion located between the battery and the cover and an antenna tail portion which interconnects the contactless smart card antenna portion with the SIM card shaped portion, the antenna tail portion being attached and electrically connected to the SIM card shaped portion by means of an electrically conductive adhesive.12-22-2011
20130190050MANAGEMENT OF MULTIPLE SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY MODULES - Management of multiple subscriber identity modules is disclosed. A method comprises: obtaining data relating to subscriber identity modules of a wireless communication system; obtaining data relating to a mobile terminal; transmitting the data relating to the subscriber identity modules and the data relating to the mobile terminal to a service provider server; and receiving a selection from the service provider server of at least one optimal subscriber identity module from among the set of the subscriber identity modules for use by the mobile terminal.07-25-2013
20130190051MANAGEMENT OF MULTIPLE SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY MODULES - Management of multiple subscriber identity modules is disclosed. An apparatus includes an interface to a set of subscriber identity modules of a wireless communication system; one or more processors, and one or more memories storing instructions, that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the apparatus to: obtain data relating to the subscriber identity modules through the interface; obtain data relating to a mobile terminal; obtain at least one selection ground for the subscriber identity module; and select at least one optimal subscriber identity module for use by the mobile terminal on the basis of the data relating to the subscriber identity modules, the data relating to the mobile terminal, and the at least one selection ground for the subscriber identity module.07-25-2013
20120021804METHOD FOR SOLVING CONFLICT BETWEEN NETWORK SEARCHING AND MOBILE PHONE TRAFFIC AND A MULTI-CARD MULTI-BY MOBILE PHONE - A method for solving conflict between network searching and mobile phone traffic of a multi-card multi-standby mobile phone is provided. The method comprises storing network searching information of a first user card and processing the mobile phone traffic of a second user card, when conflict occurs between the network searching of the first user card and the mobile phone traffic of the second user card, and continuing to perform the network searching according to the stored network searching information of the first user card after completing the mobile phone traffic, when processing time of the mobile phone traffic of the second user card is less than or equal to a time threshold value. A multi-card multi-standby mobile phone is provided too. The mobile phone comprises a RAM for storing the network searching information, a timer unit for measuring the processing time of mobile phone traffic, a comparing unit set with the time threshold value for comparing the processing time of the mobile phone traffic with the time threshold value, and a MCU for continuing to perform the network searching according to the stored network searching information of the first user card when the processing time of the mobile phone traffic is less than or equal to the time threshold value. The present invention promotes the efficiency of the network searching.01-26-2012
20130203465Card Application Toolkit Support for IP Multimedia Subsystem - To consolidate session initiation protocol (SIP) messages a user equipment (UE) is made aware of all Internet Protocol (IP) multimedia subsystem (IMS) applications installed in its memory and on a universal integrated circuit card (UICC) and supported communication services. By obtaining this information before the initial IMS Registration, the UE can save resources by registering all local applications and communication services in single IMS registration.08-08-2013
20130203466SECURE DIGITAL CARD - The invention provides a secure digital card. In one embodiment, the secure digital card is coupled to a cell phone, and comprises a smart card, a secure digital card controller (SDC), a first power control circuit, and a second power control circuit. When the cell phone wants to perform a near-end payment process, the SDC controls the first power control circuit to supply a first voltage generated by a first power supply pin of a near field communication (NFC) controller to a power receive pin of the smart card. When the cell phone wants to perform a far-end payment process, the SDC controls a second power control circuit to supply a second voltage generated by a second power supply pin of the SDC to the power receive pin of the smart card.08-08-2013
20130203467DEVICE CAPABLE OF HAVING A PLURALITY OF SIM CARDS - An apparatus with the middle structure being layered between the first outer structure and the second outer structure. The operational circuitry includes a plurality of pockets for subscriber identity module cards, the pockets being arranged in two parallel rows in a planar fashion. The pockets of each row are placed next to each other and include open sides capable of receiving the subscriber identity module cards. The open sides of the pockets of different rows face in opposite directions. The middle structure includes a plurality of holes in rows for transferring subscriber identity module cards therethrough to the pockets or from the pockets, the holes of the middle structure of different rows facing in opposite directions, and the holes being on the open sides of the pockets.08-08-2013
20120077545MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD - A mobile terminal includes a subscriber identification module (SIM) card unit to receive and store Internet Protocol (IP) device information including a local IP address of an IP device from a femtocell, and a control unit to transmit a control command to control the IP device using the local IP address.03-29-2012
20120083315SIM-CARD SUSPEND CONTROL APPARATUS, SIM-CARD SUSPEND CONTROL METHOD, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - A suspend control apparatus, disposed in an electronic device having a SIM card, includes a control unit that switches the state of the SIM card between a suspended state and a resumed state. The control unit determines, based on the state of SIM card access for data communication and the state of the SIM card when the data communication occurs, whether to give priority to SIM card access or switching to the suspended state, and sets the state of the SIM card accordingly.04-05-2012

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