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System to improve handover behavior
A system, computer readable medium, mobile subscriber device and method determine that the device (306), operating on a first communications system is detecting...
Method and system for near-end detection
A system (200) and method (400) for near-end detection of voice (107) in speakerphone mode is provided. The method can include determining (402) a convergence of...
Method and apparatus for transmission and reception within an OFDM
In an OFDM system the same Walsh code is used at the same time for a plurality of transmitters. The multiple transmitters can be from the same, or different...
Method for transmitting data from a participant device in a session in an
internet protocol (IP) system
A method for transmitting data from a participant device in a session in an Internet Protocol (IP) system (100) is provided. The method comprises sending (405)...
Housing for a modem
Tailored speaker-independent voice recognition system
A tailored speaker-independent voice recognition system has a speech recognition dictionary (360) with at least one word (371). That word (371) has at least two...
Fairness method for supplemental channel resources
An RF power fairness method (26) receives a request for supplemental channel resources (160). If sufficient supplemental channel resources (time slots and data...
Method and apparatus to facilitate handover
A method and apparatus for handing over a mobile node from a source access point to a target access point is provided herein. During operation the source access...
Method and apparatus for performing anonymous source routing
During operation, each client device will be provided with a list of addresses for all nodes within a network. The addresses for all nodes will be unique to a...
Circular polarized antenna
A circular polarized signal receiving antenna (100) including an active element having first and second ends separated by a gap, a dimension of the active...
A microstrip coupler is provided for optimizing directivity by improving alignment of even and odd mode phase components. In one form, the microstrip coupler...
In situ cleaning process for field effect device spacers
A method is provided for in situ cleaning of spacers (42) separating an anode (14) and cathode (12) of a flat panel display (10) in a vacuum by impacting...
Circuit substrate supporting optically and electrically conveyed signals,
and method for forming same
A circuit substrate, which supports optically and electrically conveyed signals, and method for forming the same are provided. The circuit substrate includes a...
System and method for determining an in-ear acoustic response for
confirming the identity of a user
A system and method is provided for confirming the identity of a user, where the confirmation is made using biometric data. The system includes an internal...
Method and apparatus for managing paging related delays
A method and apparatus for managing paging related delays between a mobile station and a base station is provided, which includes the use of a fractional slot...
Electronic device and slide mechanism
An electronic device (100), suitable for operation in a compact configuration, a portrait configuration, and a landscape configuration includes a first housing...
High impedance electromagnetic surface and method
A high impedance surface (300) has a printed circuit board (302) with a first surface (314) and a second surface (316), and a continuous electrically conductive...
Radio frequency identification tag-based task effectuation method and
An identifier of choice is correlated (102) with a predetermined task that potentially comprises a plurality of discrete human-enabled events. At least some of...
Asset sealing and tracking system and method
A system and method of asset sealing and tracking includes a first RFID device with a first identity that is permanently affixed to a container door, and...
Method and apparatus for secure module restoration
A method and apparatus is provided for power conservation of a hardware module (142) which is coupleable to a portable electronic device (100). The hardware...
Method of transferring digital rights
A system and method of transferring digital rights from a first device to a second device. A target rights management object is transferred from the first device...
Interface system for an accessory and communication device
A configurable interface system (100) couples an accessory (102) to a communication device (104). The interface system utilizes a memory device (120) embedded in...
Multi-function keypad using colored light sources and optical films
A multi-function key system for use with an electronic device can include at least one key (230) and an optical film (255) optically coupled to the key. The...
Hands-free circuit and method for communicating with a wireless device
A hands-free circuit (10) and method produces audio information (90) corresponding to voice tag information (60) stored either in the hands-free circuit (10) or...
Method and system for controlling a handheld electronic device
A method (500), a handheld electronic device (102) and an external accessory (402) for controlling at least one function of a plurality of functions of the...
Method and apparatus to facilitate alternative modes of operation for a
portable communication device
A communications device (300) enabled to support both external voice communications functionality (301) (or other external communications of interest and choice)...
Method and apparatus for providing authentication in a communication
A method includes receiving an authentication request from a mobile station (401) and determining whether to forward the request to an authentication agent. When...
Digital content preview generation and distribution among peer devices
Methods and devices for end-user generation of content previews including selecting digital content stored on a communications device, and generating a content...
Providing presence information in a communication network
A server (101) designates and assigns each of a plurality of communication devices to at least one of a plurality of groups. The server (101) prepares a...
Inverted doherty amplifier with increased off-state impedence
An amplifier that amplifies an input signal and provides the amplified signal to a load at a summing junction that has a first impedance value. The amplifier...
Method and apparatus for dissipating heat from an integrated circuit
An apparatus (100) is provided for dispersing heat from an integrated circuit (202) to a heat sink (404). The apparatus (100) is formed on a nonconductive body...
Housing for a communication device
Method and system for distributing data processing units in a
A method and system for distributing a plurality of data processing units (116, 118, 120, 122, 124, 126, 128, 130 and 132) in a communication network (100) is...
Secure storage of data
A secure memory system binds an encrypted first data value stored in a memory with a state of the memory by selecting, at random, an address in the memory and...
Method for a radio telephone to search for higher priority networks
A method for a radiotelephone to search for a high priority, home, or home-equivalent public land mobile network (PLMN) includes a first step of registering and...
Voice tagging of automated menu location
A method is provided for efficiently accessing information 418, 510 from an automated menu based system 314 using a wireless communications device 102 and...
Apparatus and method for mixed-media call formatting
An apparatus and method for mixed-media call formatting. A preferred format for a call can be determined from different mixed media communication formats. The...
Method for improving random access channel performance
A user equipment, for use in a wireless communication system, comprises a receiver to receive resource usage information transmitted from a base station over an...
Method and apparatus for channel assignment within ad-hoc communication
A method and apparatus for channel assignment within an ad-hoc communication system utilizing multiple channels is provided herein. Individual nodes receive and...
Tunable high impedance surface device
A tunable high impedance surface device (100) includes a conductive ground plane (105) and a plurality of conductive elements (110-114) electrically connected to...
Model hand for electromagnetic testing
A model hand (120, 700) for use in electromagnetic testing comprising a body (210, 710) and at least one digit (220, 780) extending from a side of the body. For...
Housing for a communication device
Communication between a private network and a roaming mobile terminal
Communication between a private network (1) and a roaming mobile terminal (4), the private network (1) including a home agent (5) for the mobile terminal and a...
Detector for digital television signal
A DTV signal detector detects DTV signals received by a receiver on a selected DTV channel in a Digital Television System. The DTV detector includes a first DTV...
Cellular/WLAN hybrid-terminal handover techniques
Real-time handover decision techniques are provided which can utilize prior known system behavior in making a handover decision to avoid averaging delay and...
Adaptive fingerprint matching method and apparatus
A method for fingerprint record identification includes the steps of: assigning (200) a first number of fingers for a first matching stage and a second number of...
System and method for communicating beacon transmissions in wireless local
area network (WLAN) systems
A method for communicating beacon transmissions from a wireless access point (WAP) to a client transceiver in a wireless local area network (WLAN) system (500)...
Neighborhood wireless protocol with switchable ad hoc and wide area
A method of communicating in and around a localized wireless coverage area according to the present invention provides cellular coverage to a neighborhood cell...