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Method and system for vehicle authentication of a component using key
A vehicle authenticates a prospective component for use in the vehicle by obtaining from a certification authority a certification that an authentic component is...
Authentication of vehicle components
A vehicle authenticates a first prospective component by obtaining from a certification authority a certification that an authentic component is associated with...
Multimodal communication method and apparatus with multimodal profile
A multimodal communication system and method creates and accesses a multimodal profile (114) that contains at least multimodal preference information (202), such...
Low bandwidth speech communication using default and personal phoneme
A voice coding and decoding system 300 and method uses a personal phoneme table (320, 344) associated with a voice signature identifier (348) to permit encoding...
Fault detection in an electric power-assisted steering system
A method and system for detecting faults in an electric power-assisted steering system includes determining a voltage vector of an electric power-assisted...
Manufacturing and de-fabrication analysis method and apparatus
A structured product coding system that reflects both the components as are used to fabricate a given product but component manipulators as are used to execute...
Motion detecting wireless receiver and signal monitoring method therefor
A portable wireless transceiver (104) includes a receiver (206) for monitoring transmissions from neighboring transceivers (106A and 106B) to select a...
Method for determining a control channel in a trunked radio communications
system utilizing a scan list
A receiving device in a trunked radio communications system retrieves a first frequency from a scan list and tunes to about the first frequency. If no control...
Power based channel assignment in a wireless communication system
A communications platform (100) assigns communication channels (58, 78) to users based on a power level associated with the individual users. An available...
Method and apparatus for controlling service acquisition in a local area
A method of and WLAN device that is arranged and constructed to control service acquisition includes a transceiver for coupling to a second WLAN device; a user...
Alternative network selection for a communication device
Methods (200) and apparatus (700) for providing an access to a first communication network (102) through a second communication network (106) by a communication...
Progressive alert indications in a communication device
A communication device and method for providing progressive alert indications includes a first step of storing at least one alert indication in the communication...
Blade circuit cross-connection adapted for peer-to-peer backplanes
A blade (202a) with first circuit entity (210) having a transmit output (280) coupled to a first connector (260) and a receive input (282) coupled to a third...
Embedded multilayer printed circuit
An embedded multilayer printed circuit includes a first ground plane (105, 1205, 1405) of a multilayer printed circuit board and an embedded layer. The embedded...
Method and system for selectivly diverting current during charging of
The invention concerns a method (300) for charging a set of batteries. The method includes the steps of charging (314) a first battery (116) with a charging...
Selective light attenuation system
A system for selectively attenuating light from a source of light, such as the sun, to a person's eyes in a vehicle. The system includes an electro-optical...
Method and apparatus for registration of a mobile station in a packet data
An ordered registration of a mobile station (MS) is initiated by a radio access network that includes a base station (BS) in communication with a downstream...
Method and device for maintaining environmental audio awareness in a
simplex communications system
A method and device for maintaining environmental audio awareness in a simplex communications system includes the steps of determining if a minimum functionality...
Prevention of call forwarding loops in communication networks
Circular call forwarding loops are prevented for a communications unit (12) capable of operating in a first communications network (14) and a second...
Method and system for timing recovery and delay spread estimation in a
A timing recovery scheme demarcates a complete range of inter-symbol interference free (ISI-free) sampling positions available in a cyclically extended symbol....
Concurrent FM signal receiver
A method and apparatus are provided which detects distortion in a received FM signal caused by amplitude modulating and phase transition of two combined FM...
Stream transmission method and device
A transmitter for implementing a stream transmission method is disclosed. Optionally, the transmitter first determines an equal weighting of a plurality of...
Collision mitigation methods used in a communication system
A signal that has been received over a first channel is estimated. A set of channels that the signal will be received over is determined. Based on the estimated...
System and method for asynchronous communications employing direct and
indirect access protocols
A communication access protocol improves the accessibility of devices operating on an asynchronous network (100), while supporting reduced power consumption. The...
Wireless network with improved sharing of high power consumption tasks
Protocols for ad-hoc wireless networks (200) that use mediation devices (202 210) to facilitate communication between low power, low duty cycle wireless devices...
Methods for achieving reliable joins in a multicast IP network
Methods are described that enable host devices of a multicast IP network to reliably join multicast group address(es) in talkgroup or point-to-point calls. For a...
Retractable/extendable antenna assembly
An antenna assembly allows for a retractable/extendable antenna to be used in conjunction with a sealed portable communication device (200). An antenna bushing...
Method and apparatus for locating a fire hose
One or more RFID tags (104) are integrated into a fire hose (102) to facilitate an individual's exit from a structure. A portable interrogator (106) worn by the...
Method for attaching shields on substrates
A method (100) of attaching a shield (52 or 82) to a substrate (40) can include the steps of circumscribing a predetermined area on the substrate with a...
Method for shielding printed circuit board circuits
A method for shielding one or more circuits (21, 21') of a printed circuit board includes depositing a layer of dielectric material (43) over a printed circuit...
Fuel cell using variable porosity gas diffusion material
A fuel cell (100) includes a membrane electrode assembly (110) located together with a layer of variable porosity porous gas diffusion material (150). The...
Method of manufacturing printed circuit boards using miniature contact
This invention is a method of manufacturing printed circuit boards using a contact block packaging to provide and support electrical contact blocks relative to a...
Method and system for component authentication of a vehicle
A component for use in a prospective vehicle obtains from a certification authority a certification that an authentic vehicle is associated with a cryptographic...
Method and apparatus for generation of real-time graphical descriptions in
A method and apparatus for generating real-time, symbolic descriptions for a navigational system is provided. The method may be employed within a variety of...
Method and apparatus to ensure intrinsically safe operation of a
Intrinsically safe operation (100, 200) of a communication device (202) and a peripheral device (204) coupled thereto is provided. By storing communication...
Method for reducing fraudulent system access
A method of reducing access to communication system resources by a fraudulent Mobile Station (102). The Mobile Switching Center (104) sends a message to the...
Wireless communication device for receiving an emergency broadcast message
A method (200) and an apparatus (106) for a wireless communication device for receiving an emergency broadcast message are provided. The wireless communication...
Flexible active signal cable
A flexible active signal cable (100, 200) includes a flexible printed circuit substrate (105), two electrical connectors (110), at least two metal conductors...
Method for providing point-to-point encryption in a communication system
A transmitting device (100) transmits a first packet, comprising a second encryption vector, that is encrypted using a first encryption vector. The transmitting...
Self calibrating receive path correction system in a receiver
A receiver (50) includes a self-calibrating receive path correction system for correction of I/Q gain and phase imbalances in a radio frequency signal. The...
Wireless receiver and method employing forward/backward recursive
covariance based filter coefficient generation
A wireless receiver and method employs a forward/backward recursive covariance based filter coefficient generation scheme for equalizing a received wireless...
Method and apparatus for frame rate determination without decoding in a
spread spectrum receiver
A spread spectrum receiver (124) for receiving and decoding a data frame having one of a plurality of coding rates is coupled to a rate determination device...
Extended automatic protection switching arrangement
An automatic protection arrangement for a communication system (100) provides a working line terminal equipment (300 and a link (1A) for transmitting bearer...
Joystick controller for cellular telephone
A joystick that is retractable within a clam-shell style cellular telephone includes a base with a cavity and a flip hingedly attached to the base. A joystick is...
Electronic device with force sensing key
An electronic device with a force sensing key (200) has a switch (280), a first force sensing region (290) for acquiring a first force value, a second force...
Localized accident notification
A localized accident notification system includes an accident detector that detects a crash of a vehicle and an external alert system to provide an external...
Tactile transducers and method of operating
A portable electronic device (100) includes a vibrating transducer having a resilient support and a first mass supported by the first resilient support forming a...
A heat sink (100) includes a cooling block (105) having a plurality of fins (110) extending through the block to provide a series of coolant channels (112)...
Method and system for vehicle authentication of a component class
A vehicle authenticates a component class of a prospective component for use in the vehicle by obtaining from a certification authority a certification that an...
Interrupt driven expanded option select interface for portable device
A peripheral component (104) is attached to a portable electronic device (102), and indicates an option class of the peripheral component by use of an option...