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Method and system for allocating memory to an electronic device
A method and system for allocating memory to an electronic device (202) is provided. The method includes providing (404) a first static memory allocation to each...
Rotating user interface
A rotating user interface for a portable electronic device (FIG. 2, through FIG. 5) includes a circular portion that rotates relative to a housing portion....
Method and apparatus for handing over a subscriber unit between cellular
The invention relates to handover of a subscriber unit (301,305) from a first cellular communication system (201) to a second cellular communication system...
Method and apparatus for relay facilitated communications
Communications sourced by a remote unit (14) that is already within reception range of a base site (10) can nevertheless be further facilitated through...
Method and apparatus for battery life extension for nodes within beaconing
An "identical beacons" field (401) is inserted near the beginning of a transmitted beacon (403) that contains either an integer equal to the number of...
Asset seal device and method
A device and method of sealing a container comprises a mechanical bolt (201') with a circuit disposed thereon. The circuit includes RFID function. When a...
Method of fabricating organic field effect transistors
Organic field effect transistors (OFETs) can be created rapidly and at low cost on organic films by using a multilayer film (202) that has an electrically...
Method and system for efficient multiprocessor processing in a mobile
wireless communication device
A multiprocessor system (206) having a plurality of processors (304-306), each processor capable of processing at least one queue (404A-404N) of at least one...
Method and apparatus for a low-density parity-check decoder
A low-density parity-check (LDPC) decoder (304) has a memory (308), and a processor (306). The processor is programmed to initialize (202) the LDPC decoder,...
Method, apparatus and system for use in controlling transmission power
during wireless communication
A method, apparatus and system for accurately identifying discontinuous transmissions (DTX) and enabling the utilization of a dedicated control channel (DCCH) by...
System and method for delay reduction via automatic target packet
A system and method for establishing communication with a target mobile station (312) initiated in part by establishment of a traffic communication channel with...
Method and apparatus for providing a multimedia broadcast/multicast
service in a visited network
A communication system provides a Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service (MBMS) to a roaming user equipment (UE) by receiving, at a first network, a request from...
Handover method and apparatus
A method (FIG. 11) and corresponding wireless communication unit (102, FIG. 5) and mobility manager (116, FIG. 6) for facilitating a handover from one...
Data error detection and mitigation systems and supporting method and
A data error detection and mitigation system has been provided with a tiered approach. A set of received (104) data frames, which are ordered, are divided (106)...
Method of dynamic transmit scheduling using channel quality feedback
A method and system for dynamic rate switching via medium access channel layer signaling is disclosed, wherein data rates for high data rate channels are...
Method and apparatus for routing calls
A communication unit (CU) (109, 111) network controller (113) and corresponding methods (603-609) are described that facilitate selectively routing calls. The CU...
Method and apparatus for marketing retail goods
Merchandising and marketing data collection systems (100, 400, 500, 700, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500) collect data on shopper's (816) interaction with merchandise...
Methods and apparatus for providing push to talk text data
In the present technique of push to talk communications system, a push to talk audio data message is translated to text data to provide for a translated text...
Method and apparatus to facilitate vocoder erasure processing
Upon receiving (101) a vocoded voice frame and detecting (102) that the received vocoded voice frame comprises an erased frame, one automatically replaces (103)...
Communications device with low energy notification
A wireless communications device (200) that has a battery power source (330) and that has a power source monitor (332) that produces a low energy notification...
Routing calls to facilitate call handover
A wireless communication unit (CU) (FIG. 4), corresponding network controller (FIG. 5), and methods (FIG. 8, etc) operate to route calls and facilitate a call...
Unsolicited wireless content delivery and billing apparatus and method
A wireless communication system (10) provides unsolicited content (40) to a wireless device (12) by using a network element (14) that contains logic circuitry...
Method and apparatus for route discovery within a communication system
During route discovery in an ad-hoc communication network, an overlay transceiver (104) determines a plurality of "seed" nodes that lie between the source and...
Distributed redundancy capacity licensing in a telecommunication network
A method for sharing a total licensed pool between network elements is disclosed. In the method, each of the network elements has a fixed available capacity. In...
Location signaling for transport system
A system and method to provide location signaling for service, such as a request for transport from a child to his or her parent(s) to be picked up from school,...
Wind instrument phone
A mobile device (160) and method (300) for generating wind instrument sounds is provided. The mobile device can include a microphone (102) for capturing an air...
Encapsulated organic semiconductor device and method
A semiconductor device comprising organic semiconductor material (14) has one or more barrier layers (16) disposed at least partially thereabout to protect the...
Compact input device for entering data
A compact input device (104), suitable for entering data in an electronic device (102), includes a cylindrical surface (202) that has a keyboard switch matrix...
Housing for a communication device
Method for active queue management with asymmetric congestion control
A scalable method for efficient dynamic allocation of buffer resources in a store-and-forward device, such that high utilization can be maintained with small...
Overmolded electronic assembly and overmoldable interface component
An overmolded electronic assembly (900, 1000, 1200) is fabricated from one or more overmoldable interface components (300, 400, 500, 1220, 1750) that may be...
Radio communications device
Method and system for unified speech and graphic user interfaces
A method for unifying speech user interface and graphic user interface commands includes the steps of receiving (52) user entered text via a GUI, processing (54)...
Method and system for adaptive control of sub-carriers
A method and system for adaptive control of sub-carriers is useful for increasing frequency diversity gain to improve bit error rate performance in an...
Method and device for distributing communication signals
A communications network (100) has coordinator devices (10) each transmitting a beacon message in a cluster area (30). Neighboring coordinator devices (1, 2)...
Reduced power consumption for a graphics accelerator and display
The preferred embodiments of the present invention provide a system and method for reducing the battery power required by a handheld device (300) that...
Antenna with a split radiator element
An antenna can include a dielectric substance (130), a radiator element (105) and a radio frequency feed point (135). As an example, the radiator element (105)...
Sequentially decoded low density parity coding (LDPC) forward error
correction (FEC) in orthogonal frequency...
A method is provided for implementing a coding and adaptive modulation scheme for application to a point-to-point orthogonal frequency division multiplexed radio...
Method and apparatus for a holster having a user interface
A holster 101 for a portable electronic device 116 having a user interface 108 disposed upon said holster. The user interface is electrically coupled, through an...
Method and apparatus for compensating for variations in a receive portion
of a wireless communication device
A generator (304) generates first and second training signals (320, 318) that originate within a wireless communication device (FIG. 3) instead of being received...
Power adapter for an electronic device
Pitch adaptive equalization for improved audio
A pitch adaptive circuit (200) includes an equalizer control circuit (206) that evaluates the pitch of the speech signals that are being processed and depending...
Method and apparatus for transmitting in a communication device
A technique for activating a transmit mode of a communication device (100) is provided encompassing the steps of generating a light signal on an outer surface of...
Medium access control for simultaneous channel communications
A method and system for wireless data transmission between at least three stations use multiple frequency bands for simultaneous channel communications. The...
Method for supporting a plurality of subscribers operating on different
frequency bands using a single access point
The present invention allows a single access point ("AP"; 100) to support a plurality of devices (102, 104) operating on different frequency bands. During a...
Method and apparatus sharing a slot descriptor block between multiple
An Integrated Digital Enhanced Network system (1) includes a base radio (104) interconnected to a plurality of transcoders (4) located at central offices (2)....
Method for generating better than root raised cosine orthogonal frequency
division multiplexing (BTRRC OFDM)
An improved multicarrier modulation system and method is introduced which has the advantages of both isotropic orthogonal transfer algorithm orthogonal frequency...
Numeric keypad having keys assigned multiple-strokes for ideographic
A numeric keypad (100) for entering ideographic characters is provided. The numeric keypad (100) comprises a first set of input keys (102) corresponding to...
System for reducing calibration time of a power amplifier
A system for reducing the calibration time of a Power Amplifier (PA) (202) is provided. The system includes a memory module (304) that is integrated in the PA....
Rotary switch with ratcheting feature
A rotary switch (102) for an electronic device (100) includes a bump stop (104) that triggers a ratcheting feature when hit. The range of the rotary switch (102)...