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Method and apparatus for transferring data over a processor interface bus
A method of transferring data between a slave device (20) in communication with a processor interface bus (34) where the processor interface bus is in...
Adaptive rate system and method for wireless communications
A system and method for determining operating parameters to control a communication rate for an adaptive rate communication system includes a transmitter (101)...
Subband normalization, transformation, and voiceness to recognize
phonemes for text messaging in a radio...
A radio communication system includes a voice recognition system (221) for converting (400) a caller's voice message to a textual speech message. The textual...
Method and control system for changing the state of a plant
A device in accordance with the present invention includes drive circuitry (110) coupled to a plant (120). The drive circuitry (110) generates a first set of...
Inrush current limiter with output voltage detection for control of
input current level and activation of...
According to the present disclosure, an inrush current limiter comprises an input (190) for connection to a supply voltage, an output (202) for connection to a...
System and method for providing location information of a mobile station
in a communication system
A system (101) interconnects with a communication system via standard interfaces to provide location information related to a mobile station (103) within the...
Link setup method for a narrowband cellular communication system
A method for setting up a link for a call in a narrowband cellular communication system (100) includes, in a selective call radio (106), determining a...
Method for assigning communication resources
A multi-site trunked radio communication system (100) in accordance with a preferred method (500) assigns communication resources (117-124) in response to an...
Two way radio communication system and method for establishing
A two way radio communication system (20) includes a plurality of radio units (22, 24, 26, 28, 30) communicating via at least one communication resource (34,...
Method and apparatus for system acquisition for a subscriber unit
A method for system acquisition for a subscriber unit (112) in a satellite communication system (100) maximizes life of a battery (320) of a battery-powered...
Frequency generator for generating two independent FSK signals
A frequency generating circuit scales a warp range of a frequency signal. The frequency generating circuit includes a first frequency signal (10) having a first...
A semiconductor device (10) is formed to have multiple external connection pads (17, 18) for an active element (12). The multiple external connection pads (17,...
Method and apparatus for elastomer connection between a bonding shelf
and a substrate
An elastomer connection between a bonding shelf (20) and a substrate (28) includes a plurality of conductive runners (23) on a surface of the bonding shelf and a...
Card assembly having a loop antenna formed of a bare conductor and
method for manufacturing the card assembly
A card assembly (10) comprises a polymeric layer (16) having a generally planar surface (24), an integrated circuit component (38) adjacent to the polymeric...
Semiconductor junction model and method for use in a circuit modeling
A semiconductor junction (13) is represented as a junction capacitance (21) in parallel with a junction resistance (23) and junction inductance (22). The...
Communications unit and method of communicating having efficient packet
A communications unit (10) with a packet subdivider operable on a data packet (200) and an error detecting code generator. An acknowledgement message (NAK) is...
Method and system for controlling a bus with multiple system hosts
In a method for swapping a system host board (150,160,170,180), when a failure is detected on a first system processor board (150), control of a first CompactPCI...
Perishable media system and method of operation
A perishable media system including a media writer for writing information to a perishable media information storage mechanism, a media reader for reading...
Method and system for estimating a subscriber's location in a wireless
communication system service area
At a receiver location in a wireless communication system service area, a set of characteristics that describe a received ray of a subscriber signal is measured....
Method for improving communication coverage in multi-cell communication
systems using location information
The present invention provides a method for improving the communication coverage in a multi-cell communication system (100) which employs neighbor cell lists. A...
Method and apparatus for visually inspecting an object
A pickup tool (30) has reflective surfaces (42, 44, 46, 48) attached thereto. The pickup tool (30) picks up an object (38) and moves the object (38) over a light...
Variable frequency response microphone porting system
A transducer porting assembly (100, 200, 300) includes a transducer (102) mounted within a housing (502) and an adjustable iris diaphragm (104) formed within the...
Method and apparatus for a frequency modulation phase locked loop
In accordance with the present invention, a frequency modulating phase-locked-loop (FMPLL) (100) architecture is implemented. The frequency of the FMPLL (100) is...
Integrated multi-mode bandpass sigma-delta receiver subsystem with
interference mitigation and method of using...
An integrated multi-mode bandpass sigma-delta radio frequency receiver subsystem with interference mitigation includes a first intermediate frequency amplifier....
Method and apparatus for providing wide-band and narrow-band
A method and apparatus for integrated processing of narrow-band communications and wide-band communications is generally accomplished when a communications...
Device and method for serially communicating
A serial communication device (10) and a method for serially communicating. The serial communication device (10) has a first transceiver (11) and a second...
Semiconductor laser device and method of manufacture
A Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) (10) and a method for manufacturing the VCSEL (10). The VCSEL (10) includes a ridge structure (34), a first...
Method for synchronizing a session timer
In a wireless communication system, session timers are separately maintained by a communication device (101) and a system controller (104). When a portion of...
Method of and apparatus for pilot set maintenance
An apparatus (100) maintains a Pilot Set in a digital communication system that utilizes Code Division Multiple Access. The apparatus comprises a logic and...
Method and system for managing base station resources in a code division
multiple access cellular communication...
In a method for managing resources in a base station in a code division multiple access cellular communication, a resource shortage of a selected resource in a...
Circuit in a selective call radio with improved electromechanical
A SCR (Selective Call Radio) (400) includes a circuit. The circuit in turn includes a component (102) having one or more bondable elements (104-108), and a...
Method and system for negotiating transmitting and receiving modes for
transmitting facsimile data via a medium...
A communications link having a plurality of communication media is coupled between an originating facsimile machine and a terminating facsimile machine. The...
Waveform generator for insertion of data into digital television signals
A digital waveform generator complies with different vertical blanking interval (VBI) standards, and is inserted into VBI portions of a digital component video...
System for selective multicasting in a communications system
A transmitting unit (10) transmits a video digital signal. The transmitting unit (10) is the delivery system associated with a source that can provide digital...
Dual pattern antenna for portable communications devices
A dual pattern antenna (FIG. 1, 20) functions as a bi-filar or quadrifilar helical antenna depending of the location of the feed element (FIG. 4, 120). When the...
Dispersive surface antenna
Dispersive surface antenna structures (300, 700) provide improved selectivity and increased control over bandwidth. Antenna structures (300, 700) include a...
Method and apparatus for locating a remote unit within a communication
A base station (101) calculates a location of a remote unit (113) using a first location technique. The first location technique is a single-site estimation of a...
Apparatus for improving the battery life of a selective call receiver
A selective call receiver (100) operating from a battery (102), includes a battery monitor (114), a radio receiver (108), a regulator (104), a capacitor (105)...
Wireless communication device adapted to generate a plurality of
distinctive tactile alert patterns
A radiotelephone (101) is adapted to generate a plurality of distinctive vibrating alert patterns. An antenna (201) receives radio frequency (RF) signals...
Efficient solid-state high frequency power amplifier structure
A power amplifier uses a plurality of solid-state amplifiers (FIGS. 2 and 3, 140) arranged in a parallel manner to form a power amplifier module (10). Each...
Power amplifying circuit with load adjust for control of adjacent and
alternate channel power
A power amplifying circuit with load adjust for control of adjacent and alternate channel power. A power amplifier amplifies an input signal to produce an...
Method and apparatus for determining contact resistance
A method and apparatus for determining contact resistance (107) includes pressing a lead connector (105) to make a first contact with a metallic pad (103) and an...
Power transistor current sensing and limiting apparatus
A current through a transistor having a drain and a source is sensed using a resistor, and first and second current sources. The resistor is responsive to the...
Beta dependent temperature sensor for an integrated circuit
A thermal sensing element (10) incorporates a vertical pnp bipolar transistor (12) whose BETA is dependent on temperature. This known relationship can be used to...
Field effect transistor
A field effect transistor structure which can serve as a low noise amplifier. The field effect transistor has a major surface and source and drain regions...
Method of forming a gate quality oxide-compound semiconductor structure
A gate quality oxide-compound semiconductor structure (10) is formed by the steps of providing a III-V compound semiconductor wafer structure (13) with an...
Integrated communicative watch
A portable electronic device adapted to be worn on a user's wrist including an electronic unit including a transceiver for receiving and transmitting messages...
Circuit board panel test strip and associated method of assembly
A test strip (209-211) is associated with a circuit board (201-203) to facilitate inspection of the circuit board (201-203) during an assembly process (100). The...
Housing for portable communications device