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Automatic fingerprint identification system and method
A system and method for automated print identification is described. In particular, the method includes providing an active search record, arranging the prints...
Cascaded delay locked loop circuit
A delay locked loop frequency synthesizer in several embodiments uses a primary delay line element (24) and one or more secondary delay elements (162 . . . 164,...
Adaptive vector modulation method and system
A transceiver for implementing an adaptive vector modulation method is disclosed. In response to a binary stream assembled into groups of bits forming symbol...
Switch module having one of 3U and 9U form factor
A switch module includes a board (114) having one of a 3U form factor and a 9U form factor, and a central switching resource (116) coupled to the board, where...
Method and apparatus for image optimization in backlit displays
A display apparatus 200, a display controller 222, and a method for optimizing a displayed image for use in an electronic device 100 comprising a display 208 for...
Power control circuit and method
A method (400) for controlling power and an amplifier and associated power control circuit (100) with a power amplifier (110) coupled through a current sensing...
Printed circuit board for a three-phase power device having embedded
directional impedance control channels
A printed circuit board having a first switching device (S1 or S2), a second switching device (S3 or S4), a third switching device (S5 or S6), and a common...
USB OTG intelligent hub/router for debugging USB OTG devices
An apparatus, architecture and method for enabling the debugging of USB OTG devices under development is provided herein. An intelligent router (100) provides...
Stacked 3U payload module unit
A stacked 3U payload module unit (207) includes a base module (220), where the base module has a 3U form factor (229), and where the base module is coupled to...
Method, system and module for multi-modal data fusion
A method for multi-modal data fusion (100), a multi-modal system data fusion system (10) and module (24) that in use operates by receiving segments (125) of...
Method and apparatus for controlling transmission power associated with a
A method (800) and an apparatus for controlling transmission power associated with a transmitting unit (220) are described herein. The transmitting unit (220)...
Power system with redundant power supply apparatus
A power system (100) includes power conversion apparatus (110) coupled to load apparatus (120) having at least one load circuit (122,124). The power conversion...
Access control method utilizing a key battery
An access control system (100) for enabling functionality to a portable communications device includes a battery (120) for providing access to user-agnostic,...
Apparatus and method for performing radio environment reporting on a
reverse common signaling channel
Apparatus and method for performing radio environment reporting on a reverse common signaling channel. When a dedicated RF connection between a remote unit (RU)...
User controlled home location register
A personal home location register (HLR) (10 20) is modifiable directly by a user. The personal HLR then communicates with a telecommunications service provider...
Vocoder selection method
Transcoding needs and selection are performed by a central call control function (17, 35). Each transcoder (18, 23, 34, 36) registers with the appropriate call...
Method and apparatus for indicating a location of a person with respect to
a video capturing volume of a camera
A video processing system (100) employs a method and apparatus for indicating a location of a person (203) with respect to a video capturing volume (201) of a...
Method and apparatus for biometric control of display indicator
Biometric sensors such as electromyographic sensors 21A and 21B sense muscle flexing. The resultant signals are sensed 11 and utilized to establish 13 a...
Handheld device having multiple localized force feedback
An electronic device (100) comprises a housing (112), an input (118, 122) coupled mechanically to the housing for receiving data, an output (114, 118) coupled...
Apparatus for wireless device to alter performance of wireless
An apparatus for providing additional processing power to a portable, wireless, communication device. The apparatus includes a housing detachably connectable to...
Portable communication device used as an accessory for a portable two-way
A portable communication device (100) is capable of coupling to a two-way radio (102) via an interface. The portable communication device is capable of...
Power balancing for downlink fast power control using central processing
A method of performing a soft handoff in a third generation (3G) cellular system comprising the steps of receiving a request for a change in power from a...
Method and apparatus for reformatting dialed numbers
A wireless communication unit (101) is operable to reformat dialed numbers according to dialing plans for a plurality of communication networks (103, 107, 109),...
Frequency threshold audio activity detector
This invention is a circuit that actuates a loudspeaker at input frequencies above a predetermined threshold and mutes the loudspeaker at input frequencies below...
Method and apparatus to provide desired quality-of-service levels to
multiple communication services
Quality-of-service for different communication services that share a common physical link (such as at least one code division multiplexing code) is provided....
Method and apparatus incorporating adaptive datalink framing for message
A communication device (300) operates in a training mode to develop parameters based on estimates related to at least two different instances of channel...
Method and apparatus for transmission and reception of data
To address the need for reducing pilot overhead, a method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving data is provided herein. A communication system having a...
Selective illumination of regions of an electronic display
An electronic device (1) provides for the selective illuminating of an associated display (5) thereby reducing battery power consumption. The electronic device...
Wireless communication terminal and voltage controlled oscillator therefor
A wireless communication unit (100) comprises a voltage controlled oscillator (123) having an active device (450) operably coupled to a first variable...
Battery protection circuit for simulating an overcurrent condition based
on battery current flow
A battery protection circuit is provided that includes current monitoring circuit. The current monitoring circuit senses current flowing to or from a...
Method and apparatus for encoding and decoding data
A structured parity-check matrix H is proposed, wherein H is an expansion of a base matrix H.sub.b and wherein H.sub.b comprises a section H.sub.b1 and a section...
Method and apparatus for noise shaping in direct digital synthesis
A direct digital synthesizer (30) with noise shaping circuitry can comprise a ROM-less direct digital synthesizer having a quantizer (40) and a noise shaping...
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)...
Self operating opening mechanism for use in hand-held electronic device
The present invention provides a mechanism and method for rotating at least a first and second housing elements (120, 220) of a device (100) with respect to one...
Selective retransmission of data
During reception of a higher-layer packet, segmented into lower-layer frames, a receiver will appropriately determine if a lower-layer frame was correctly...
Interface call signaling protocol
A third generation (3G) gateway provides the facilities for extending a number of internet protocols between a second generation (2G) network and a 3G network....
Method for using a programmable operating frequency for a DC-to-DC
converter for use with embedded wireless...
A method for determining the switching frequency of a DC-to-DC power supply for a portable radio transceiver (300) includes determining a first group of...
Cellular communication handsets having variable appearance housings and
A wireless communication handset (100), or other electrical device, having a housing disposed about electrical communications circuitry. At least a portion of...
Highly available power distribution system
A power distribution system and method may include a first power domain having a first plurality of power rails, a second power domain having a second plurality...
Scheduler of program instructions for streaming vector processor having
interconnected functional units
A method for scheduling a computation for execution on a computer with a number of interconnected functional units. The computation is representable by a...
Communication system for providing dynamic management of contacts and
A communication system (10) for providing dynamic management of a plurality of contacts (215) includes a messaging server (120) and a plurality of communication...
Method for detecting and attenuating inhalation noise in a communication
A method for detecting and attenuating inhalation noise in a communication system coupled to a pressurized air delivery system, the method including the steps...
Method and system for targeted broadcasting
A system (20) of targeted broadcasting in a cellular communication system during an event can include at least one mobile unit (25) having stored therein...
Method and apparatus for closed loop data transmission
A method for communicating a plurality of data streams between a transmitting device with multiple transmit antennas and a receiving device, is disclosed. The...
Method and apparatus for adjusting a mobile communication inactivity timer
A wireless communication unit communication transport path monitor (10) monitors (20) at least one wireless communication unit specific parameter, and in...
Method and system for multirate multiuser modulation
A multi-rate interleaved frequency division multiple access (IFDMA) modulation scheme permits users to transmit at different data rates or to vary their data...
Device orientation based input signal generation
A method (500) and apparatus (601) generate an input signal based on the orientation of a device. A sensor (302) such as a camera, a gyro, or an accelerometer...
Proportional force input apparatus for an electronic device
A proportional force input apparatus for an electronic device includes a mechanism operable by a user of the electronic device, such as a stylus inserted into a...
Printed circuit patterned embedded capacitance layer
A method is disclosed for fabricating a patterned embedded capacitance layer. The method includes fabricating (1305, 1310) a ceramic oxide layer (510) overlying...