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Method and apparatus of increasing speech intelligibility in noisy
A method (400, 600, 700) and apparatus (220) for enhancing the intelligibility of speech emitted into a noisy environment. After filtering (408) ambient noise...
Integral housing and user interface
A continuous housing (100) and integral user interface (101) is disclosed. The housing comprising a continuous housing having a cavity (117) to receive an...
Wireless transmitter configuration
A mobile wireless communication terminal changes a transmitter channel configuration, for example, frame size, based on enhanced transport format combination...
System, method, and device for providing temporary communication and
calendaring applications in a private network
A communication device (100) and method (700) are disclosed for providing temporary communication features, temporary scheduling features, or combinations...
Cellular communication system and method of operation therefor
A cellular communication system comprises an access point (101) which supports an underlay cell of a first cell on an underlay frequency using another...
Method and apparatus to facilitate processing a stereoscopic image using
first and second images to facilitate...
The processing of a stereoscopic image using first and second images to facilitate computing a corresponding depth/disparity image can be facilitated by...
Method of efficiently synchronizing to a desired timeslot in a time
division multiple access communication system
In operation, a transmitting device selects a synchronization pattern associated with the desired timeslot that is at least mutually exclusive from...
Method to suppress undesired sidebands in a receiver
A receiver and method of correcting for amplitude and phase errors in a received complex signal are provided. After separating and processing the complex signal...
Method and apparatus for scheduling an acknowledgement in a wireless
A communication system is provided that facilitates an expedited exchange of a Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) acknowledgment by scheduling the TCP...
Allocating downlink acknowledgement resources in wireless communication
A wireless communication system includes a scheduling entity that transmits scheduling messages to first and second wireless terminals having different...
Cross-paging between communication networks
A system and method to provide cross-paging between circuit and packet data networks includes providing a mobile station being on a circuit-switched...
Method and apparatus for interworking in an inter-technology network
Various embodiments are described to provide more efficient interworking in inter-technology networks. A first network node (121) provides access network...
Portable electronic device having directional proximity sensors based on
A portable electronic device having one or more proximity sensors. The portable electronic device comprises a housing, one or more signal emitters to direct...
Method and apparatus for motion detection in auto-focus applications
A method (300) and image capture device (100) are provided for determining whether an image incident upon an image sensor (101) is sufficiently stable prior to...
Method and system for automatic audio accessory use position detection and
A method (500) and system (100) of sensing the position of an audio accessory (102) having at least a microphone (103) can include a sensor (104 and/or 106) for...
Method for interrupting voice transmissions within a multi site
A method for interrupting voice transmissions within a multi site communication system includes operating a repeater to engage in an interruptible voice...
Method and apparatus for detecting an alternate wireless communication
A method for selecting an alternate wireless communication system for a wireless communication device is disclosed. The method comprises using a first radio...
Method and apparatus for providing a supplicant access to a requested
Providing a supplicant access to at least one requested service is described. An authentication request is received, wherein the authentication request...
System and method for communicating with a key variable loader (KVL) using
a standard universal asynchronous...
An encryption key interface system (200) includes a universal asynchronous receiver transmitter (UART) peripheral (209) that communicates with a key variable...
Method and apparatus for enabling group communication
A method for enabling group communications includes: establishing a group identity for a communication group comprising a first set of communication devices,...
Method of communicating within a mesh network
A method of communicating within a mesh network comprises scheduling a mesh access reservation time period for transmission of one or more frames by the mesh...
Antenna port information signaling in wireless communication system
A method in a wireless communication User Equipment (UE) includes receiving a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) message assigning a data transmission on...
Electronic device with sensing assembly and method for detecting gestures
of geometric shapes
A method for detecting a gesture and controlling an electronic device includes providing a sensing assembly including at least one photoreceiver and a plurality...
Point to point optical communication system for conveying signals between
multiple housings of a device
An optical communication system is provided for conveying signals between multiple housing elements of a device, where respective optical detectors and optical...
Implementation of touchpad on rear surface of single-axis hinged device
An improved mobile electronic device 100 with a unique thin and cost-effective form and design can have a large display 170 and a large full qwerty keypad 138...
Wireless communication device and split touch sensitive user input surface
The present invention provides a hand-held device including a split touch sensitive input surface, the touch sensitive input surface including a first touch...
Adaptive application data packaging to improve packet efficiency in a
fixed frame packet communication system
A method (400) of communicating data and a communication device (104) that communicates data. At least a first portion of the data can be encoded into at least...
Device and method for temperature monitoring and warning
A wireless communication device and method adapted for temperature monitoring and warning is disclosed. In its simplest form, it can include: providing (510) a...
Apparatus including two housings and a piezoelectric transducer
An apparatus (100) including two housings and a piezoelectric transducer is disclosed. The apparatus may include a first housing (110), a hinge (115) coupled to...
Video shape padding method
Horizontal and vertical video shape padding (with or without attendant motion compensation) are facilitated through use of a two-dimensional small array of...
System and method for retransmissions in a discontinuous reception
Methods of performing retransmissions in respect of communications, uplink and/or downlink, on semi-persistent resources are provided. Various embodiments...
Enhanced voice pre-emption of active packet data service
A method in wireless communication devices, for example, a cellular handset, including receiving a network control message, forcing an active packet session...
Manifold calibration for a communication system
A method and apparatus for determining stream weights is provided herein. During operation, an uplink direction of arrival (DOA) and a downlink direction of...
Method and apparatus for dynamic management of distributed context
The invention provides embodiments of a method an apparatus for dynamic management of distributed context. Each of a plurality of sticky notes can be associated...
Continuous redundancy check method and apparatus
A continuous redundancy check method and apparatus receives (110) at least one data bit of a block's payload, calculates (120) a partial redundancy check value...
Method and associated device for preventing UMTS call setup in nearby
An interference device and method of interfering with signals from a UMTS base station in a particular area are disclosed. The interference device receives a...
Carrier detect system, apparatus and method thereof
A method of detecting an on-channel signal and synchronizing signal detection with correcting for DC offset errors in a direct conversion receiver is presented....
Apparatus and method for generating a multicarrier communication signal
having a reduced crest factor
An apparatus for generating a multicarrier communication signal having a reduced crest factor enables efficient power amplifier operation. The apparatus...
Mapping and signaling of common reference symbols for multiple antennas
A method, a network base station, and a user communication device for transmitting data on an orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing carrier are disclosed....
System and method for pausing an ongoing transmission in a communication
A system and method for pausing communications from a transmitting radio for a certain period of time in order to allow transmission of other messages. When a...
Counterpoise to mitigate near field radiation generated by wireless
A method (1400) and an RF circuit (100, 400, 700, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300) for a wireless communication device that mitigates near field radiation generated by...
Context aware biometric authentication
A biometric sample of the user is received at a biometric interface of a device as part of a biometric authentication request by the user, with the biometric...
Establishing an IP session between a host using SIP and a device without
an IP address
An apparatus and method for establishing an IP session between a host 105 using a session initiation protocol and a device or mobile station 103 without an IP...
Method and system for providing environmentally-optimized navigation
A method (500) and navigation system (100) are provided that generate a navigation route that is environmentally optimized between an origin and destination....
Ranging collision elimination for group calls in a communication network
A network entity and method for eliminating ranging collisions for a group call in a communication network includes a step 300 of provisioning a pre-established...
Method for facilitating transmission of data in a communication system
A method for facilitating transmission of data in a communication system is provided herein. In operation, a base radio of a plurality of base radios combines...
Intelligent location-based services
A method for dynamically providing location-based services, including receiving at least one user input indicating a request for a suggested point of interest;...
Radio network environment, reducing interference among overlapping cells
Disclosed is a method for a femtocell to reduce interference with an overlapping macrocell. The femtocell determines soft-frequency-reuse ("SFR") information of...