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Keypad for data entry
A keypad (102) for entering data in an electronic device (100) is disclosed. The keypad includes a first carrier (302), a key panel (202), and a backlighting...
Wireless communication device
System for return bandwidth minimization using selective sampling
In a cable television system a system for supporting SCU return in FTTB-MDU and FTTC/FTTcab configurations. Fiber, baseband transceiver and networking...
Method and apparatus for multimodal communication with user control of
A method and apparatus for providing multimodal communication outputs information, such as retrieved content, in a first modality. An output modality change...
Wireless electrocardiograph system and method
A method and system for wireless ECG monitoring is provided. An electrode connector, transmitter and receiver operate with existing electrodes and ECG monitors....
Method and apparatus for setting pilot signal transmit powers
The invention relates to a method and apparatus for setting pilot signal transit powers in a CDMA system. Subscriber units (211,213,215) perform pilot signal...
Communication device operation management
A communication group is activated within a communication system (100) including an administrator device (125) and at least one subordinate device (130,135)....
Method and system for minimizing overlap nulling in switched beams
A wireless system, which minimizes nulls within the wireless system, while simultaneously providing diversity. A wireless system will now have increased capacity...
Personal identification method and apparatus
A processor (10) utilizes information regarding one or more physical dimensions of an individual (14) to better inform a personal identification process. In one...
Method and apparatus for determining channel quality and performing
adaptive modulation/coding within a...
In a multi-carrier communication system employing adaptive modulation and coding, a receiver feeds back channel quality information for a "binned" group of...
Method and apparatus for synchronizing a node within an ad-hoc
A method and apparatus for synchronizing a node (200) within an ad-hoc communication system (100) is described herein. During operation all nodes periodically...
Frame selection and distribution unit (SDU) and method for dynamically
managing wireless call settings
The present application describes various embodiments that address the need to dynamically manage wireless call settings to more optimally utilize system...
Contact less charger with alignment indicator
A contactless, inductive charger having a generally planar surface is provided. An image, text or other visual indicator is disposed upon the substantially...
Field emission display
An apparatus is provided for reducing color bleed in a flat panel display. The apparatus comprises an anode (30) with a plurality of phosphors (28) of at least...
Identification of brominated flame retardant additives in polymers by
A method for identifying brominated flame retardants in a polymer sample. An infrared spectrometry scan of the polymer sample is obtained. Using a first set of...
Customizing strings displayed upon a mobile device without altering core
software of the device
A method for presenting text (50) upon a mobile device (10) can include the step of establishing a string associative table (20) within the mobile device (20)....
String matching of locally stored information for voice dialing on a
The invention provides a method of operating a voice-activated communication device. A voice input that includes a plurality of spoken numbers is received, a...
Bandwidth efficient digital voice communication system and method
A bandwidth efficient digital voice communication system (10) can include a speech-to-text converter (22) for converting a voice signal to a text representation,...
System and method for assigning a level of urgency to navigation cues
System and method for guiding a driver of a vehicle (20) from a starting point to a destination point using an assignment of levels of urgency of navigation...
System and method for facilitating communications in a network
A system and method for facilitating communications amongst a plurality of mobile units in a network establishes a plurality of underlay communication cells...
Dynamic mobile station configuration in wireless communications systems
and methods therefor
A cellular communications network including a base station subsystem (110) including a base station controller communicably coupled to a plurality of base...
Method and apparatus for transmitting information within a communication
A node within a communication system periodically broadcasts its interference status to neighboring nodes within the communication system. Additionally, the node...
Method and apparatus for interchanging and processing mobile radio
subsystem control information
A wireless communication system (100) is configured to send signaling messages through a cell broadcast service (CBS). CBS message pages used to transport...
Distributed MAC protocol facilitating collaborative ranging in
A method for reducing communications in a peer-to-peer wireless network having nodes includes sending an RTS-TOA ranging communication from a first node...
Multi-function device illumination control system and method
Wireless communications devices, such as cellular telephones (100), include an integrated camera (202) and process image data captured by that camera (202) to...
Method for combining deterministic and non-deterministic user interaction
data input models
A structure and method for entering data into an electronic device (110). A deterministic data input element (130) coupled to the electronic device (110) is...
Method and apparatus for storing and distributing encryption keys
A method of key distribution includes generating, by a first system device (101), key material and forwarding the key material from the first system device (101)...
Fast handover through proactive registration
A method and apparatus for a fast handover of a link with a communications unit between a first and a second wireless communications network includes a receiving...
Heat sink and component support assembly
A heat sink and component support assembly that includes a core structure (110). The core structure (110) includes: a central member (112) having first (114,...
A multi band antenna system (100) and a wireless communication device are disclosed. The multi band antenna system provides coverage over multiple frequency...
Communications assembly and antenna assembly with a switched tuning line
An antenna radiator assembly (201) and radio communications assembly (200) comprising a circuit board (210) supporting electrical conductors (225), one of the...
Planar inverted-F antenna with parasitic conductor loop and device using
A planar inverted-F antenna structure (204) is parasitically coupled to a conductor loop (214) at an open end (208) of the main radiator of the inverted-F...
Two-stage hybrid gas pressure regulator
A gas pressure regulator (100) includes a mechanical primary stage (102), preferably including a spring valve, and an electronic secondary stage (104),...
Reception method and apparatus
Receiver bandwidth is dynamically altered during operation (with respect to, for example, filter bandwidth and/or filter center frequency) as a function, at...
Method for mitigating intermodulation interference using channel power
estimation and attenuation in a two-way...
A method for maximizing intermodulation interference protection during a handoff between radio cell sites (300) includes scanning a plurality of radio channels...
Apparatus and method for controlling connection status
An apparatus and method of controlling connection status using a flash with information message. A connection can be established between a communication device...
System and method for adjusting dynamic range of analog-to-digital
Techniques for adjusting the dynamic range of an A/D converter in response to various conditions are disclosed. A value output by the A/D converter is utilized...
Block puncturing for turbo code based incremental redundancy
A method of block puncturing for turbo code based incremental redundancy includes a first step (1200) of coding an input data stream into systematic bits and...
Decoder performance for block product codes
A method of improving block turbo decoder performance that comprises receiving soft input information corresponding to a first set of constituent codes of a...
Apparatus and method for stimulating one or more areas on a wearer
A system includes a wireless device (101) and at least one stimulator pad (400, 500). The stimulator pad (400, 500) has a set of electrodes (404) that are in...
Using an enhanced preferred roaming list in a terminal device
A method (200) in a CDMA terminal device for acquiring a system identified in an enhanced preferred roaming list (enhanced PRL), with at least one entry...
Two-way trans-reflective display
A two-way trans-reflective display pixel (100) having two viewable sides (102, 104) is disclosed. The two-way trans-reflective display pixel has a first...
Heat sink packaging assembly for electronic components
A packaging assembly (100) includes a plurality of dissimilar die (102, 104, 106) bonded to a base board (110) and ground coupled to a heat sink (108) through an...
Self configuring multiple element portable electronic device
A self configuring multiple element portable electronic device (100) and method is provided. The device comprises at least a first electronic element (104) and a...
Method and apparatus for controlling a cell reselection mode
A communication system controls a cell reselection mode of a mobile station while the mobile station resides in a cell by determining a cell reselection mode of...
Dynamic thresholding for a fingerprint matching system
A method for use in print matching apparatus that includes the steps of: enrolling (200) a print of a user; extracting (210) a set of matching features from the...
Method and apparatus for reference symbol aided channel estimation
A system that includes a receiver (100) that is configured for: selecting (210) a set of demodulator output samples and a corresponding set of reference symbols;...
Method and apparatus for policy-based dynamic preemptive scheduling of
To address the need for protecting the QoS of high priority flows in a communication network when network conditions vary, original queue weights (B) are...