US Patent No: 5,579,376

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

Phantom mobile-identification number method and apparatus

Stats

ATTORNEY / AGENT: (SPONSORED)

Importance

Loading Importance Indicators... loading....

Abstract

See full text

A method and apparatus for changing the mobile identification number of a cellular telephone unit to reflect a local network planning area number, including a cellular telephone unit having a microprocessor and associated data storage. The microprocessor is programmed to interrogate the cellular telephone unit to obtain the local system identification number. The network planning area number corresponding to the system identification number is included as a part of the mobile identification number, thereby establishing a local cellular system number, such that the cellular telephone unit appears as a local unit to enable calls to be pre-validated by the local cellular system. Both the cellular telephone unit and the cellular system determine the local cellular system number independently. In response to an incoming call for the cellular telephone unit, the local cellular system pages the cellular telephone unit using the local cellular system number.

Loading the Abstract Image... loading....

First Claim

See full text

Family

Loading Family data... loading....

Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
FUTURE CAPITAL L.L.C.RICHARDSON, TX4

International Classification(s)

  • [Classification Symbol]
  • [Patents Count]

Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Charles, Robert J Plano, TX 2 185
Kennedy, III William C Dallas, TX 24 3477

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
* 4,914,686 Cordless phone data logger 28 1986
* 4,866,762 Apparatus for restricting telephone calls 62 1988
* 5,208,756 Vehicle locating and navigating system 476 1991
 
D.G.R., Inc. (1)
* 5,032,845 Vehicle locating system with Loran-C 99 1990
 
TENDLER CELLULAR, INC. (1)
* 4,833,477 Emergency vessel location system 88 1988
 
LOJACK OPERATING COMPANY, L.P. (1)
* 4,908,629 Apparatus for locating and/or tracking stolen or missing vehicles and the like 145 1988
 
Communication Equipment & Engineering Company (1)
* 4,993,062 Telephone control system including stored blocked and allowed telephone numbers 58 1989
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (1)
* 5,142,281 Vehicle mounting apparatus of an automatic vehicle location system 68 1990
 
ROSS HOLDINGS, L.L.C. (1)
5,365,516 Communication system and method for determining the location of a transponder unit 455 1991
 
TRIMBLE NAVIGATION LIMITED (2)
* 4,754,465 Global positioning system course acquisition code receiver 212 1984
5,323,322 Networked differential GPS system 325 1992
 
WESTERN ATLAS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
* 4,809,005 Multi-antenna gas receiver for seismic survey vessels 225 1988
 
SYGNET COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (1)
* 5,235,633 Cellular telephone system that uses position of a mobile unit to make call management decisions 427 1991
 
B/W Investments (1)
* 4,734,928 Cellular mobile phone with a plurality of accessing telephone numbers for allowing access to the mobile phones by any one of the telephones numbers 130 1987
 
Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (2)
* 4,660,037 Current location indication apparatus for use in an automotive vehicle 90 1983
* 4,963,865 Apparatus for displaying travel path 60 1987
 
HUGHES ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (1)
* 5,166,694 Vehicle location system having enhanced position location processing 97 1991
 
MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION (1)
5,293,163 Navigation apparatus for vehicles 199 1993
 
RADIO FREQUENCY SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
* 4,654,879 Cellular mobile radio subscriber location detection 75 1985
 
Equipment Tracking Network, Inc. (1)
* 4,884,208 System for continuously establishing and indicating the location of a movable object 139 1988
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (3)
* 4,788,637 Communication control apparatus 80 1986
* 4,998,291 Radio telephone apparatus 46 1988
* 5,101,500 Radio telecommunication apparatus 157 1989
 
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION (1)
* 4,774,670 Flight management system 68 1985
 
OKI TELECOM, INC. (1)
5,276,729 Radiotelephone for automatically dialing remotely programmed number upon call termination and without user operation 134 1992
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
* 5,019,963 Data processing network with upgrading of files 182 1988
 
COMCAST TM, INC. (2)
* 4,891,650 Vehicle location system 395 1988
* 5,055,851 Vehicle location system 445 1989
 
PJC LOGISTICS LLC (1)
* 5,223,844 Vehicle tracking and security system 1215 1992
 
The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (1)
* 4,445,118 Navigation system and method 627 1981
 
U.S. PHILIPS CORPORATION (1)
* 4,876,738 Mobile radio transmission system 146 1987
 
Contel Cellular Inc. (1)
* 5,090,050 Method and apparatus for communicating with radio telephones 71 1991
 
OKI ELECTRIC INDUSTRY CO., LTD. (1)
* 5,058,201 Mobile telecommunications system using distributed miniature zones 49 1989
 
HUGHES AIRCRAFT COMPANY (1)
* 4,740,792 Vehicle location system 333 1986
 
MOTOROLA, INC. (13)
* 4,644,351 Two way personal message system with extended coverage 390 1984
* 4,670,905 Method and apparatus for coordinating independent communications systems 75 1985
* 4,737,978 Networked cellular radiotelephone systems 161 1986
* 4,804,937 Vehicle monitoring arrangement and system 239 1987
* 4,797,948 Vehicle identification technique for vehicle monitoring system employing RF communication 86 1987
* 4,775,999 Registration of radiotelephones in networked cellular radiotelephone systems 194 1987
* 4,833,701 Trunked communication system with nationwide roaming capability 303 1988
* 4,860,341 Radiotelephone credit card call approval synchronization 131 1989
* 4,945,570 Method for terminating a telephone call by voice command 64 1989
* 5,153,904 Radio communication controller for subscriber-requested calling code prefacing 23 1990
* 5,172,321 Vehicle route planning system 140 1990
5,261,118 Simulcast synchronization and equalization system and method therefor 110 1991
5,392,458 Trunked communication system with variable communication capability support for roamers 44 1993
 
INTEGRATED CARGO MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (2)
* 4,688,244 Integrated cargo security system 203 1986
* 4,750,197 Integrated cargo security system 460 1987
 
ROBINSON, ERIC J. (1)
* RE34034 Cellular telephone data communication system and method 209 1989
 
HSTC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES INC. (1)
* 5,043,736 Cellular position locating system 874 1990
 
Appex Corporation (1)
* 5,142,654 Cellular telephone system and method for dynamically switching between call routing options 99 1990
 
TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC (1)
* 2004/0177,319 Computer system for automatic organization, indexing and viewing of information from multiple sources 58 2003
 
Unilink Corporation (1)
* 4,912,756 Method and apparatus for error-free digital data transmission during cellular telephone handoff, etc. 180 1989
 
SYNIVERSE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 4,901,340 System for the extended provision of cellular mobile radiotelephone service 175 1988
 
MITSUBISHI DENKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA (3)
* 4,799,162 Route bus service controlling system 139 1986
* 4,819,174 Road navigation system 77 1987
* 4,905,270 Vehicular hands-free telephone system 72 1988
 
Texas Instruments Incorporated (4)
* 4,435,711 Radio telephone with position transmission capability 38 1980
* 4,428,052 Navigational aid autopilot 50 1981
* 4,428,057 Electronic chart system 70 1981
* 4,547,778 Method and apparatus for automatic distress call signal transmission 50 1981
 
HARRIS CORPORATION (1)
* 4,651,157 Security monitoring and tracking system 224 1985
 
Navsys Corporation (2)
* 5,225,842 Vehicle tracking system employing global positioning system (GPS) satellites 460 1991
5,311,194 GPS precision approach and landing system for aircraft 138 1992
 
MIX TELEMATICS NORTH AMERICA, INC. (2)
* 5,068,656 System and method for monitoring and reporting out-of-route mileage for long haul trucks 353 1990
5,396,540 Remote vehicle communications system and method 101 1994
 
QUICKCALL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (1)
* 4,776,003 Cellular mobile radio credit card system 141 1986
 
P.J.A., INC., A CORP. OF MI (1)
* 5,014,206 Tracking system 416 1988
 
Tokyu Corporation (1)
* 4,791,571 Route bus service controlling system 111 1986
 
CONDATIS LLC (1)
* 4,843,575 Interactive dynamic real-time management system 134 1986
 
LYNXVALE LIMITED, THE OLD SCHOOLS (1)
* 5,045,861 Navigation and tracking system 160 1990
 
GTE WIRELESS SERVICE CORPORATION (3)
* 5,046,082 Remote accessing system for cellular telephones 183 1990
* 5,159,625 Method of selecting the cellular system with which a cellular mobile radiotelephone communicates 245 1990
5,247,564 Adaptive vehicle alarm detection and reporting system 120 1990
 
METS, INC. (3)
* 4,791,572 Method for accurately displaying positional information on a map 111 1985
* 4,891,761 Method for accurately updating positional information provided on a digital map 89 1988
* 5,003,317 Stolen vehicle recovery system 168 1989
 
Datatrak Limited (1)
* 4,907,290 Mobile transmitter/receiver 101 1988
 
Smiths Industries Aerospace & Defense Systems, Inc. (1)
* 5,121,325 Required time of arrival (RTA) control system 95 1991
 
NAVIGATION SCIENCES, INC. (1)
* 4,590,569 Navigation system including an integrated electronic chart display 59 1983
 
AT&T Bell Laboratories (2)
5,297,191 Method and apparatus for remotely programming a wireless telephone set 156 1993
5,297,192 Method and apparatus for remotely programming a mobile data telephone set 217 1993
 
RACKJACK LTD., A MI LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
* 4,742,357 Stolen object location system 235 1986
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (1)
* 2005/0153,749 Mobile device interface and adaptation system 1 2004
 
DOT ASSETS NO. 9 LLC (1)
* 5,155,847 Method and apparatus for updating software at remote locations 769 1988
 
SmartRoutes Systems Limited Partnership (1)
* 5,131,020 Method of and system for providing continually updated traffic or other information to telephonically and other communications-linked customers 393 1989
 
QUALCOMM INCORPORATED (2)
* 4,897,642 Vehicle status monitor and management system employing satellite communication 230 1988
* 5,025,253 System and method for remotely monitoring the connect/disconnect status of a multiple part vehicle 185 1989
 
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (1)
* 5,121,126 Beacon enhanced telecommunications system and method 110 1991
 
Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. (1)
* 5,008,814 Method and apparatus for updating system software for a plurality of data processing units in a communication network 317 1988
 
NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD. (1)
* 4,796,189 Navigation system for automotive vehicle with automatic navigation start and navigation end point search and automatic route selection 155 1986
 
ERICSSON INC. (1)
* 5,237,612 Cellular verification and validation system 180 1991
 
Pioneer Electronic Corporation (2)
* 5,243,529 Navigation apparatus 111 1992
5,270,936 Simplified navigation apparatus 63 1992
 
U-BLOX AG (1)
* 5,119,102 Vehicle location system 236 1991
 
ALCATEL N.V. (1)
* 4,700,374 Mobile telephone location system 157 1985
 
IRON OAKS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
5,299,132 Vehicle locating and communicating method and apparatus using cellular telephone network 397 1992
 
NTT MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK INC. (1)
* 4,833,702 Telephone registration and cancellation control in a wide area cordless telephone system 163 1988
 
GPS Technology Corp. (1)
* 5,155,490 Geodetic surveying system using multiple GPS base stations 133 1990
 
AT&T COMMUNICATIONS, INCORPORATED, 295 NORTH MAPLE AVENUE, BASKING RIDGE, NJ., 07920, A CORP OF NY. (1)
* 4,953,198 Public cordless telephone 151 1989
 
VERSUS TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
* 5,131,019 System for interfacing an alarm reporting device with a cellular radio transceiver 106 1990
 
LEICA HEERBRUGG AG (1)
5,252,982 Method of precise position determination 44 1992
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
* 2004/0038,706 Telephone call routing 4 2003
7,233,661 Mirror mounted mobile telephone system 3 2004
* 2010/0009,654 PREPAID SECURITY CELLULAR TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM 3 2009
 
ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES LLC (5)
8,711,010 Notification systems and methods that consider traffic flow predicament data 0 2013
8,564,459 Systems and methods for a notification system that enable user changes to purchase order information for delivery and/or pickup of goods and/or services 2 2013
8,531,317 Notification systems and methods enabling selection of arrival or departure times of tracked mobile things in relation to locations 2 2013
9,019,130 Notification systems and methods that permit change of time information for delivery and/or pickup of goods and/or services 0 2014
9,373,261 Secure notification messaging with user option to communicate with delivery or pickup representative 0 2015
 
BENHOV GMBH, LLC (1)
* 6,055,426 Notification of a mobile unit out of coverage 110 1997
 
ZIMBA (1)
6,278,936 System and method for an advance notification system for monitoring and reporting proximity of a vehicle 213 1998
 
XIUS HOLDING CORP. (3)
6,704,563 Systems and methods for prerating costs for a communication event 36 1999
7,187,928 Call delivery systems for roaming prepaid subscribers 7 1999
7,486,945 Systems and methods for prerating costs for a communication event 10 2004
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (2)
* 8,027,675 Apparatus and method for controlling registration of mobile identification number of mobile communication terminals 0 2005
* 2006/0135,122 Apparatus and method for controlling registration of mobile identification number of mobile communication terminals 1 2005
 
Sony Electronics Inc. (3)
* 6,111,541 Positioning system using packet radio to provide differential global positioning satellite corrections and information relative to a position 142 1997
7,313,401 Positioning system using packet radio to determine position and to obtain information relative to a position 5 2001
* 2001/0041,535 Positioning system using packet radio to determine position and to obtain information relative to a position 8 2001
 
SHIPPING AND TRANSIT, LLP (21)
6,683,542 Advanced notification system and method utilizing a distinctive telephone ring 38 1996
6,748,318 Advanced notification systems and methods utilizing a computer network 184 1997
6,952,645 System and method for activation of an advance notification system for monitoring and reporting status of vehicle travel 130 1998
6,313,760 Advance notification system and method utilizing a distinctive telephone ring 70 1999
6,363,323 Apparatus and method for monitoring travel of a mobile vehicle 155 1999
6,510,383 Vehicular route optimization system and method 69 2000
6,415,207 System and method for automatically providing vehicle status information 124 2000
6,411,891 Advance notification system and method utilizing user-definable notification time periods 138 2000
6,714,859 System and method for an advance notification system for monitoring and reporting proximity of a vehicle 129 2001
6,700,507 Advance notification system and method utilizing vehicle signaling 38 2001
7,089,107 System and method for an advance notification system for monitoring and reporting proximity of a vehicle 21 2002
6,748,320 Advance notification systems and methods utilizing a computer network 43 2002
6,904,359 Notification systems and methods with user-definable notifications based upon occurance of events 124 2003
6,859,722 Notification systems and methods with notifications based upon prior package delivery 30 2003
6,804,606 Notification systems and methods with user-definable notifications based upon vehicle proximities 107 2003
6,763,299 Notification systems and methods with notifications based upon prior stop locations 34 2003
6,763,300 Notification systems and methods with purpose message in notifications 36 2003
6,741,927 User-definable communications methods and systems 132 2003
7,191,058 Notification systems and methods enabling user entry of notification trigger information based upon monitored mobile vehicle location 68 2003
7,030,781 Notification system and method that informs a party of vehicle delay 26 2003
* 2006/0206,257 System and method for an advance notification system for monitoring and reporting proximity of a vehicle 1 2006
 
EVOLVING SYSTEMS LABS, INC. (6)
6,836,651 Portable cellular phone system having remote voice recognition 47 2000
7,565,142 Method and apparatus for secure immediate wireless access in a telecommunications network 0 2005
8,046,581 Method and apparatus for secure immediate wireless access in a telecommunications network 7 2007
7,904,072 Method and apparatus for secure immediate wireless access in a telecommunications network 0 2007
7,711,359 Portable cellular phone system having automatic initialization 6 2007
7,869,800 Portable cellular phone system having automatic initialization 2 2010
 
VEHICLE IP, LLC (1)
6,301,480 System and method for communicating using a voice network and a data network 114 1997
 
TELESPREE COMMUNICATIONS (1)
* 2010/0173,609 Method and Apparatus for Secure Immediate Wireless Access in a Telecommunications Network 2 2009
 
TSI TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES, INC. (1)
6,963,555 Method and system for authorization, routing, and delivery of transmissions 48 1998
 
RAIR TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
* 2011/0238,543 SYSTEM AND METHOD OF VERIFYING DRIVING LOGS WITH GPS DATA 7 2010
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (1)
8,010,267 Methods and system for time of arrival control using available speed authority 7 2008
 
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (1)
* 5,978,462 Method and system for automating updates to subscriber service accounts to accommodate numbering plan area splits 11 1997
 
Eclipse, LLC (1)
9,013,334 Notification systems and methods that permit change of quantity for delivery and/or pickup of goods and/or services 0 2014
 
GE AVIATION SYSTEMS LLC (1)
8,583,352 Method and system for hold path computation to meet required hold departure time 0 2010
 
BELLSOUTH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION (1)
* 6,044,265 Methods and apparatus for cellular set programming 67 1995
 
TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, INC. (23)
7,428,510 Prepaid short messaging 16 2001
7,853,272 Wireless network tour guide 22 2001
8,195,205 Gateway application to support use of a single internet address domain for routing messages to multiple multimedia message service centers 1 2004
7,991,411 Method to qualify multimedia message content to enable use of a single internet address domain to send messages to both short message service centers and multimedia message service centers 19 2004
RE41006 Inter-carrier short messaging service providing phone number only experience 0 2005
7,548,158 First responder wireless emergency alerting with automatic callback and location triggering 10 2006
7,640,031 Mobile originated interactive menus via short messaging services 0 2006
7,894,825 Mobile activity status tracker 7 2006
7,430,425 Inter-carrier digital message with user data payload service providing phone number only experience 7 2006
7,890,127 Inter-carrier messaging service providing phone number only experience 11 2008
7,853,511 Prepaid short messaging 1 2008
8,954,028 Geo-redundant and high reliability commercial mobile alert system (CMAS) 0 2008
8,060,429 Prepaid short messaging 1 2008
7,933,615 Mobile originated interactive menus via short messaging services method 1 2009
8,712,453 Login security with short messaging 0 2009
8,744,491 Wireless network tour guide 0 2010
9,241,040 Mobile activity status tracker 0 2011
8,682,362 Inter-carrier messaging service providing phone number only experience 2 2011
8,175,953 Prepaid short messaging 1 2011
9,191,520 Location services gateway server 0 2011
8,738,496 Prepaid short messaging 0 2012
8,483,729 Inter-carrier messaging service providing phone number only experience 4 2012
9,408,047 Read acknowledgement interoperability for text messaging and IP messaging 0 2014
 
CELLEXIS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (2)
* 5,778,313 Pre-paid cellular telephone system 147 1995
6,434,378 Pre-paid cellular telephone system 37 1998
 
MELVINO TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 2003/0193,413 Business methods for notification systems 32 2003
 
ERICSSON INC. (2)
* 6,081,731 Selective carrier denial for mobile subscribers 57 1996
* 6,044,269 Method for enhanced control of mobile call delivery 5 1997
 
SKYPE LIMITED (3)
* 7,991,001 Packet-switched telephony call server 2 2006
* 2007/0127,449 Packet-switched telephony call server 6 2006
9,350,767 Packet-switched telephony call server 0 2011
 
GRAPE TECHNOLOGY GROUP, INC. (2)
* 6,256,515 Call management system for wireless telephones 43 1998
6,871,082 Telephone call management system and method 10 2001
 
GENTEX CORPORATION (7)
6,980,092 Vehicle rearview mirror assembly incorporating a communication system 239 2001
7,023,379 Vehicle rearview assembly incorporating a tri-band antenna module 14 2003
* 2004/0196,179 Vehicle rearview assembly incorporating a tri-band antenna module 5 2003
7,266,204 Rearview mirror assemblies incorporating hands-free telephone components 14 2004
7,327,226 Vehicle rearview mirror assembly incorporating a communication system 106 2005
8,787,590 Rearview assemblies incorporating hands-free telephone components 0 2007
7,772,966 Vehicle rearview mirror assembly incorporating a communication system 3 2008
 
AUTHORIZE.NET LLC (6)
* 6,594,481 Apparatus and method for detecting potentially fradulent telecommunication 20 1994
7,266,363 Apparatus and method for credit based management of telecommunication activity 3 2003
* 2004/0023,637 Apparatus and method for credit based management of telecommunication activity 11 2003
7,433,674 Apparatus and method for credit based management of telecommunication activity 2 2006
* 2007/0072,585 Apparatus and Method for Credit Based Management of Telecommunication Activity 4 2006
7,995,991 Credit based management of telecommunication activity 2 2008
 
Invicta Networks, Inc. (3)
7,236,598 Systems and methods for communication protection 64 2001
* 2001/0048,745 Systems and methods for communication protection 2 2001
7,802,307 Systems and methods for communication protection 0 2007
 
ORBITAL SCIENCES CORPORATION (2)
* 6,157,823 Security cellular telecommunications system 104 1998
6,236,851 Prepaid security cellular telecommunications system 59 1998
 
LEGALVIEW ASSETS, LIMITED (19)
7,119,716 Response systems and methods for notification systems for modifying future notifications 44 2003
7,479,899 Notification systems and methods enabling a response to cause connection between a notified PCD and a delivery or pickup representative 23 2004
7,319,414 Secure notification messaging systems and methods using authentication indicia 23 2004
7,113,110 Stop list generation systems and methods based upon tracked PCD's and responses from notified PCD's 30 2004
7,064,681 Response systems and methods for notification systems 41 2004
7,482,952 Response systems and methods for notification systems for modifying future notifications 12 2006
7,561,069 Notification systems and methods enabling a response to change particulars of delivery or pickup 33 2006
7,479,900 Notification systems and methods that consider traffic flow predicament data 37 2006
7,876,239 Secure notification messaging systems and methods using authentication indicia 22 2007
7,538,691 Mobile thing determination systems and methods based upon user-device location 21 2007
7,504,966 Response systems and methods for notification systems for modifying future notifications 15 2007
7,479,901 Mobile thing determination systems and methods based upon user-device location 21 2007
7,528,742 Response systems and methods for notification systems for modifying future notifications 5 2007
8,068,037 Advertisement systems and methods for notification systems 3 2011
8,232,899 Notification systems and methods enabling selection of arrival or departure times of tracked mobile things in relation to locations 2 2011
8,242,935 Notification systems and methods where a notified PCD causes implementation of a task(s) based upon failure to receive a notification 2 2011
8,368,562 Systems and methods for a notification system that enable user changes to stop location for delivery and/or pickup of good and/or service 3 2012
8,362,927 Advertisement systems and methods for notification systems 2 2012
8,284,076 Systems and methods for a notification system that enable user changes to quantity of goods and/or services for delivery and/or pickup 6 2012
* Cited By Examiner