Randy Ekl
Thomas V D Amico, Jeffrey D Bonta, Randy L Ekl, Avinash Joshi, Michael D Kotzin, Surender Kumar, Whay Chiou Lee, Peggy K Matson: Method and apparatus for broadcast in an ad hoc network using elected broadcast relay nodes. Motorola, Randi L Karpinia, Anthony P Curtis, September 22, 2009: US07593376 (18 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for electing broadcast relay nodes (520B, H, M) in an ad hoc network (500). Each node (520A-520O) generates an attribute message including associated parameters. Each node (520A-520O) generates a weighted value (WV) based on the parameters. The WV can be included in the attrib ...

Randy Ekl
Anthony R Metke, Randy L Ekl: Self-learning geographically aware handoff method and system. Motorola, Indira Saladi, Anthony P Curtis, April 13, 2010: US07697479 (14 worldwide citation)

A self-learning geographically aware handoff method and system is disclosed. The system includes a handoff manager (108), which receives information about a position and movement of the mobile nodes (102a, 102b, 102c and 102d) present in the mobile network (100). The handoff manager learns the cover ...

Randy Ekl
Surender Kumar, Mark A Birchler, Randy L Ekl, Thomas C Hill, Michael D Kotzin, Whay Chiou Lee, Peggy K Matson, Peter J Stanforth: Method and system for incentive-based ad hoc networking. Motorola, Barbara R Doutre, August 31, 2010: US07788387 (9 worldwide citation)

A system (100) and method (300) for mesh/ad hoc participation is provided. The method can include providing (310) an incentive to a user operating a device in an ad hoc network and determining (320) network resources associated with providing the incentive. The method can establish a credit system f ...

Randy Ekl
Aparna Pandey, Randy L Ekl, Christopher G Ware: System and method for communicating beacon transmissions in wireless local area network (WLAN) systems. Motorola, Randi L Karpinia, November 10, 2009: US07616617 (4 worldwide citation)

A method for transmitting beacon transmissions in a wireless local area network (WLAN) communications system (100) operating on one or more channels includes transmitting a first beacon (C1) using a directional antenna in a first direction (D1) on a first channel. A second beacon (C2) is then transm ...

Durga Malladi
John E Smee, Jay Rodney Walton, Durga P Malladi, Serge Willenegger: Forward link handoff for wireless communication systems with OFDM forward link and CDMA reverse link. Qualcomm Incorporated, Qualcomm Patent Group, Thien T Nguyen, James H Yancey Jr, March 19, 2013: US08400979 (13 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for performing handoff in a wireless communication system with multi-carrier modulation (MCM) for a forward link and CDMA for a reverse link. In one embodiment, a method of performing handoff on the forward link for a terminal is provided in which signal quality of pilots rece ...

Steven Jobs
Jeffrey Bush, Scott Forstall, Jeffrey L Robbin, Eddy Cue, Phillip W Schiller, Dallas De Atley, Steve Jobs, Patrice Gautier: Mobile device activation. Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, September 30, 2014: US08849278 (5 worldwide citation)

Methods, systems and apparatus that facilitate activation of mobile devices, such as communication devices or multi-function devices, via a computer are disclosed. According to one aspect of the invention, a mobile device can be forced into a limited service mode until properly activated with a serv ...

Durga Malladi
Durga P Malladi, Tao Chen, Yongbin Wei: Outer-loop power control for wireless communication systems. QUALCOMM Incorporated, D Scott Juneau, December 20, 2011: US08081598 (5 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for evaluating packets and frames in a wireless communication system having multiple reverse-link channels including a spontaneous, burst oriented transmission channel and its corresponding rate indicator channel. One embodiment comprises a base station monitoring the rate indica ...

Ynjiun P Wang, Huyu Qu: Roaming encoded information reading terminal. Additon Higgins Pendleton & Ashe P A, December 17, 2013: US08611309 (257 worldwide citation)

A portable encoded information reading (EIR) terminal for incorporation in a data collection system having a host computer, a plurality of peer EIR terminals, and a plurality of interconnected networks including one or more wireless networks, can comprise a central processing unit (CPU), a memory, a ...

James Arthur Proctor Jr, James Arthur Proctor III: Visual identification information used as confirmation in a wireless communication. Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, January 3, 2012: US08090616 (212 worldwide citation)

Techniques for facilitating the exchange of information and transactions between two entities associated with two wireless devices when the devices are in close proximity to each other. A first device uses a first short range wireless capability to detect an identifier transmitted from a second devi ...

Ole Petter Skaaksrud, Terence Hollahan, Steven Benton: Association management in a wireless node network. FedEx Corporate Services, Withers & Keys, March 24, 2015: US08989053 (211 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for association management within a wireless node network of nodes and a server are described. A method may identify a first node as a potential for associating with a second node based, for example, upon status information about the nodes. An association request is transmitted b ...