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Flat-profile keypad assembly and label
A keypad apparatus includes a printed circuit (110) configured for a keypad. Dome actuators (108) are placed on top of the printed circuit. A backlight (106)...
Communications system embedding communications session into ATM virtual
circuit at line interface card and...
An improved system and technique for processing a communications session in a data communications system suitably includes the steps of receiving the...
A latch mechanism (1200) comprises a resilient wire (404) supported proximate its first end (412) and second end (414) by a support structure (406). The latch...
Wireless intelligent real estate electronic lock box
An intelligent real estate system including an intelligent real estate sign having embedded processing functionality and a wireless communication device capable...
Method and apparatus for enhancing loudness of an audio signal
Human hearing perceives loudness based on critical bands corresponding to different frequency ranges. As a sound's frequency spectrum increases beyond a critical...
Method and apparatus in a wireless communication system for identifying
who has received a group message
A server (102) receives (302) from an originator a group message directed to an address associated in the server with a pre-defined plurality of recipients whose...
Method and apparatus for determining a pro-active region of a mobile ad
A wireless device for use in an ad hoc network is provided. The wireless device includes a transceiver, a global positioning system, and a controller. The...
Method for enabling IP push capability to wireless devices on a wireless
A system and method for downloading information from a content server to a mobile device in communication with a wireless communication network. The mobile...
Light sensing pixel sensor and method
A photodetector (105) generates an electrical signal that has a value that changes approximately linearly at a rate that is proportional to an amount of light...
Video enhancement of an avatar
A communication system (100) includes two or more communication devices (110, 150) for communicating video including at least one virtual image. An avatar is...
A multi-band antenna (10) includes one or more a loop portions (12) substantially defining operation in frequency ranges covering between approximately 800...
Selecting an optimal antenna in a GPS receiver and methods thereof
A global positioning system (GPS) receiver (100) for receiving signals from a plurality of GPS satellites has a plurality of antennas (102), a receiver (104)...
Complex multiplication method and apparatus with phase rotation
A method and apparatus for complex multiplication includes steps of: (a) receiving a complex multiplicand having a real value and an imaginary value (704); (b)...
Processing of telephone numbers in audio streams
Occurrences of at least one of a plurality of telephone number-related speech patterns are identified in an audio stream using speech analysis techniques. At...
Method of call routing in a public/private communication system
A public/private communication system is provided which includes a public communication device 100, a private communication device (102) and a radio accessory...
Method for reducing interference in a TDD system
The amount of interference to communications in Time Division Duplexing (TDD) mode between a TDD mobile and a TDD base station from a mobile operating in...
Removable keypad for a portable communication device and method
A keypad module for a portable communication device including a housing and plurality of keys that each actuate electronic switches. The keypad includes a keypad...
Method and apparatus for encoding and decoding data
A deterministic structure for controlled distribution of weight-2 columns is proposed for a parity-check matrix H that reduces the occurrence of undetected frame...
Protocol and structure for self-organizing network
A cluster tree network formed by self-organization of a number of nodes. The method of self-organization includes processes for cluster formation, cluster...
Selecting common features of accessories coupled to a communications
A communications device (100) and method (200) for automatically selecting features of accessories (120,140) operatively coupled to the communications device...
Method for operating in a 800 MHz trunked radio communications system for
channels 440 to 559
A receiving device in a trunked radio communications system determines a transmit frequency, wherein the transmit frequency is calculated by subtracting 440 from...
Method and system, with component kits for designing or deploying a
communications network which considers...
A computerized model provides a display of a physical environment in which a communications network is or will be installed. The communications network is...
Method for handling a call establishment request during location
management in 3G wireless networks
A method of handling call establishment requests when a MS moves from one Serving Radio Network Controller (SRNC) to another SRNC in a 3G wireless network, such...
Programmable wireless electrode system for medical monitoring
A wireless, programmable system for bio-potential signal acquisition (e.g., electrocardiogram (ECG) data) includes a base unit and a plurality of individual...
Method and apparatus for selecting an alert mode based on user biometrics
A communication apparatus includes a communication device (130) and an activity monitoring device (120). The communication device (130) includes an alert device...
Method and apparatus for network communication
A method of enhanced tandem communication is provided between at least a first portion of a network suitable for voice communications and a second portion of a...
Communication infrastructure and method to preserve communication link
bandwidth in a packet communication session
To address the need for a communication infrastructure and method for preserving bandwidth when IP messaging is used, the present invention provides for the...
Information encoding and decoding method
Portions of transmitted messages, such as a portion of a service option field, can include a coded representation. The coded representation can correlate to...
Method for preserving wireless resources in a wireless local area network
In one embodiment of the present invention, an access point (111) receives a multicast packet intended for a particular multicast group. Upon receipt, the access...
Low power consumption adaptive power amplifier
A power amplification circuit (10) includes a scalable power amplifier (20) to produce an RF output signal (50) at an output of the power amplification circuit...
System and method for reducing transient response in a fractional N phase
A system and method for reducing a transient response in a phase lock loop (PLL) (100) is disclosed. The system includes an adapt mode charge pump (204), a...
Nanofibrous articles can be manufactured by a process that includes preparation of a surface of a substrate to provide an adhesion mechanism for securing the...
Method and apparatus for full rate erasure handling in CDMA
A method of processing signals received from an electronic device (106, 202) in a cellular network (100, 200) that utilizes variable rate vocoding comprising...
Method and apparatus for mixed mode personal communication
A method of mixed mode communication in a wireless mobile communication system allows a first user to initially communicate with a second user using a first...
Inter-network handover in a packet radio system
A method (400) and apparatus (501) facilitate a session handover between a first site and a second site. A wireless communication unit such as a mobile station...
Populated printed wiring board and method of manufacture
A populated printed wiring board (PWB) (100) and method of manufacturing the populated PWB are taught. The populated PWB is manufactured by fabricating a PWB...
Keypad array having reduced number of input/outputs and method for
The invention concerns a method (200) of generating an array (100, 300, 400) having a reduced number of input/outputs (114, 314, 414). The method includes the...
Method and apparatus for encoding and decoding data
A method for interlacing columns of different weights is proposed for a parity-check matrix H that results in good performing LDPC codes shortened or...
Multi-mode hybrid ARQ scheme
A method and apparatus for performing H-ARQ transmission is described herein. Bits received on a first transmission are stored and combined with the bits...
Method and apparatus for transmitting data in a communication system
A communication system distributes the functions of a socket abstraction layer of the prior art between a socket abstraction layer included in an client...
Switching a call from a network assisted communication mode to a direct
A mobile communication device (214) in a communication system (200) initiates a call over the fixed equipment network of the communication system to another...
Method and apparatus for optimizing supply modulation in a transmitter
A transmitter (200) has a compression detector for sensing the level of compression (110) in a signal that is being transmitted. The transmitter also has a radio...
Method and system for modeling and managing terrain, buildings, and
A method and system for creating, using, and managing a three-dimensional digital model of the physical environment combines outdoor terrain elevation and...
Method and apparatus for antenna array beamforming
An antenna array beamforming technique employs independent transmit weighting coefficients for multiple subscriber units served by a transmitting communication...
Method for assigning inbound transmissions with minimal signaling overhead
In an outbound transmission (300), an address of a first subscriber unit assigned to transmit in a first inbound slot is identified. With one bit in the outbound...
Direct imprinting of etch barriers using step and flash imprint
A direct imprinting process for Step and Flash Imprint Lithography includes providing (40) a substrate (12); forming (44) an etch barrier layer (14) on the...
Fast call set-up for multi-mode communication
Fast call set-up for a call to a multi-mode communication unit (102) is facilitated by a method and apparatus for registering and re-registering priorities with...
Method and apparatus for determining regions of interest in images and for
A method and apparatus for ranking pixels in an image by degrees of saliency, including: defining (200, 210) a plurality of regions for each of a plurality of...
Delay locked loop synthesizer with multiple outputs and digital modulation
A delay locked loop circuit (200) in which multiple outputs are produced. A single delay line (24) is shared among multiple tap selection circuits (256A, 265B,...
Relative adjustment value for inbound time-slotted transmissions
Disclosed are methods for adjustment values. In one embodiment, a cumulative adjustment value is provided in memory, an inbound signal is transmitted to a base...