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Method and apparatus for a sliding hinge
Disclosed is an apparatus and method for a slide and tilt hinge mechanism. The slide and tilt mechanism comprises an upper element (102) having a top (140) and a...
Subscriber device and method therein for enhancing interfaces thereto
A portable subscriber device that is arranged and constructed to augment and facilitate interfaces to the device includes a wireless local area transceiver; an...
Method and apparatus for remote data access in a mobile communication
A method and apparatus for remote data access in a mobile communication device. A voice call can be initiated between a first voice and data wireless device and...
Method and apparatus for self-assigning addresses
A method and apparatus for an electronic device 101 operating in a piconet 100 to assign itself a unique identifier 112 is provided. Once the device 101 assigns...
Method and system for improving time of arrival (TOA) measurements in a
wireless communication network
A technique for improving the capability of measuring the distance between nodes of a wireless communication network is provided. Technique (800) includes...
Color image sensor with tunable color filter
An apparatus (20) for recording a color image, comprises an image sensor (22) having a plurality of pixels (24) formed in a monolithic substrate. Each of the...
Detection apparatus and method for near field communication devices
A near-field communication circuit (100), such as a radio frequency identification circuit, includes a communication coil (104) and a communication circuit (108)...
Housing for a communication device
System and method for enabling a mobile device as a portable character
input peripheral device
A portable electronic communication device, designed for voice and data communication is utilized as a peripheral input device for transmitting/providing...
Method and system for processing incoming packets in a communication
A method and electronic device (104) for processing incoming packets in a communication network (100) is disclosed. The method includes filtering (302) incoming...
Method and apparatus for merging independently synchronized networks
During operation, nodes that receive beacons from a different network will synchronize to the different network when a predetermined condition is met....
Method of selective dormant data session reactivation
A method of selective dormant data session reactivation in a radio access network includes calculating an activation rate threshold as a function of a first...
Method and device for managing data rate in a communication system
A method is provided for managing a data rate in a communication system that includes a first device. The first device receives (202) at least one data packet...
Method and system for distributing digital audio and video to an analog
An audio input interface (122) receives a digital audio signal and identifies an audio bitstream which is optionally decrypted by a decryption unit (123), and...
Interprocessor communication network providing dynamic dedication of ports
An IPC protocol/network allows for dynamic dedication of ports in order to reduce system latencies and power consumption. The IPC system allows for either the...
Method and gateway for controlling call routing
A gateway (111, 200) and method for routing calls for a wireless communication unit (113) via a selected network (105, 124, 131) comprises an access point (217)...
Method and apparatus for providing session data to a subscriber to a
multimedia broadcast multicast service
A communication system that includes a Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) service provides re-broadcasts of an event to subscribers to the MBMS...
Method and apparatus for spur cancellation in an orthogonal frequency
division multiplexing communication system
A communication device is provided that is capable of operating in an OFDM or communication system and that provides for cancellation of in-band spurs. The...
Method and apparatus for keypad manipulation
A method and apparatus are for manipulating a keypad of an electronic device (100, 200). The electronic device has a plurality of tactile keys (110, 115, 1230,...
Method and apparatus to facilitate the provision and use of a plurality of
varactors with a plurality of switches
A plurality of varactors are coupled via a first electrode to a shared terminal that in turn can operably couple to a source of control voltage. A second...
Method for reducing apparent latency in linking a call received at a
mobile communication device to a remote...
A mobile communication device (100) uses a local wireless transceiver (108) to establish an asynchronous link (202) with a remote audio processor (110) which is...
Integrity protection count synchronization method
An integrity protection count synchronization method (200) initiates (210) a new connection when a user equipment (UE) is already in connected mode with a...
Method and apparatus for reference signal selection in a cellular system
In a wireless communication system, a method and apparatus for reference signal selection is disclosed. In accordance with the preferred embodiment of the...
Method and device for restricted access contact information datum
Disclosed are an electronic device (202) and method of an electronic device and a method of a network for transmitting, receiving and processing a...
Template based messaging
A portable electronic device (300) having a message service application (303) for rapidly completing asynchronous messages is provided. The message service...
Method and apparatus for rapid secure session establishment on half-duplex
AD-hoc group voice cellular network...
Techniques are provided for secure group communications in a wireless dispatch system which includes a group of devices. The group of devices can include a first...
Method and system for operating accessory controls
The invention concerns an accessory (112) for coupling to a portable electronic device (110). The accessory includes an interface (120) for coupling to the...
Managing multiple cryptographic periods in a single cryptographic group
A plurality of storage location numbers ("SLNs"), each having a cryptographic period, is received at a first device (100). A system cryptographic period is...
Method and apparatus for recording and editing digital broadcast content
A wireless mobile terminal (10) and method for utilizing digital broadcast content records (204) selected digital broadcast content as received, for example, by...
Controlling over-current from a power supply to a device
Apparatus (230) for controlling over-current from a power supply (110) to a device (250), the apparatus comprising two power supply inputs (232a, 232b) and two...
Low profile internal antenna
A multi-band folded inverted conformal antenna (101), suitable for use internally within an electronic device (501), facilitates low-profile designs with the...
Satellite positioning system receivers and methods
A mobile wireless communication device (200) including a wireless transceiver (210) communicably coupled to a processor (220), a satellite positioning system...
Methods and devices for keypress validation in a slider form factor device
Disclosed are methods in a slider form factor device, and slider form factor devices, for ignoring a key depression when there is a change in the position of a...
Apparatus and switching method for improving cycle-life and capacity of a
A charging system (108) supplies a source voltage (Vco, FIG. 5) and a source current (Ico, FIG. 5) to a plurality of battery cells (110). The charging system...
Charger and battery combination with retention arms and mating members
A charger and battery combination for recharging batteries has a pair of snap arms for retaining a battery within the pocket of the charger. When the battery is...
Controlling inrush current from a power supply to a load
Apparatus (100) for controlling inrush current from a power supply (250) to a load (255), the apparatus comprising a first (105a) and a second (105b) power...
Portable electronic device having appearance customizable housing
A portable electronic device (10) has a customizable housing (20) where a "skin" (22, 72) is provided, wherein the texture and/or color can be changed by a...
Method and apparatus for reducing stresses applied to bonded interconnects
A method (200) is provided for reducing stresses applied to one or more bonded interconnects (106) of a substrate (103) and a PCB (Printed Circuit Board) (104)....
Method and apparatus for channel quality feedback within a communication
A base station (101) will request the transmission of quality information from a particular remote stations (102, 103) only when data is queued to be transmitted...
Method and apparatus for assigning backhaul methods
A method and apparatus is provided for determining which of a plurality of backhaul methods is assigned to a portion of a wireless communication by monitoring at...
Method and apparatus to provide a selectable caller identification
A network controller (200, 300) corresponding communication device (400) and method for providing a caller identification to a called party comprises a receiver...
Antenna assembly and electronic device with a retractable radio frequency
An electronic device having a housing with a shroud locator socket. There is a retractable elongate radio frequency radiating element passing through an aperture...
Tracking device that conserves power using a sleep mode when proximate to
an anchor beacon
A method for tracking objects in a way that conserves power resources. The method can establish a designed range defining a safe area based upon the broadcast...
Method and system for wireless and credit card transactions
A method (10) and system (50 or 200) of using a credit card media type (54) integrated with a wireless communication device (52) can include determining (12)...