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Method and apparatus for enabling discontinuous transmission feature on a
In accordance with the preferred embodiments of the present invention, a method (400) and an apparatus for enabling discontinuous transmission feature on a...
Adapting a diversity transmission mode in a wireless communication system
A controller (102) in a fixed network of a wireless data communication system (100) transmits an indication that a diversity transmission of the information...
Method and apparatus for selecting a modulation and coding scheme in a
wireless communication system
In a wireless communication system, a scheduler (100) determines (306) a first set of modulation and coding schemes (MCSs), each of which produces a maximum data...
Method for performing a seamless handoff in a communication system
Disclosed is a method for performing handoff in a communication system of access points and a mobile station, where the mobile station is associated with a first...
Application-independent text entry for touch-sensitive display
A user interface method and apparatus for an electronic device operates by detecting (108) a stroke of a touch sensitive display (170) forming a part of the...
Enabling/enhancing a feature of an electronic device using radio frequency
A radio frequency identification ("RFID") device (102) having stored thereon an expiration and a set of data bits which, when presented to a processing device...
Printed circuit embedded capacitors
One of a plurality of capacitors embedded in a printed circuit structure includes a first electrode (415) overlaying a first substrate layer (505) of the printed...
Keypad for communication device or similar articles
Optimizing encoder for efficiently determining analysis-by-synthesis
A CELP encoder is provided that optimizes excitation vector-related parameters in a more efficient manner than the encoders of the prior art. In one embodiment,...
System and method for integrating environmental sensors and asynchronous
ubication repeaters forming an n-point...
A system for integrating environmental sensors and asynchronous ubication repeaters forming an n-point spatially random virtual lattice network (100) includes a...
Billing records enhanced by called party names from subscriber phone book
This invention relates to a cellular communication system (200), billing processor (223) and method of billing. The communication system includes a subscriber...
Method and apparatus for provision of non-power control information
through a power control channel to a mobile...
Using conventional techniques, a common power control channel provides information used by mobile stations for power control operation of each mobile station. In...
Communications system load control methods and apparatus
A communication system (100) includes an aircraft (120) that acts as a repeater between ground equipment (101) and communication units (128) on the ground. The...
Method and apparatus for providing a message creation reference associated
with a real-time communication message
A communication system provides real-time communication service such as instant messaging service and group chat service to a plurality of subscribers. The...
Apparatus and method for storing and selecting radio stations
A method of storing and selecting a radio station (104, 106) in a radio (102) having a plurality of tuner presets (130) and a plurality of memory locations (146)...
Method and system for ensuring audio safety
The invention concerns a method (200) and a system (100) for ensuring audio safety in an audio device (110). The system includes a processor (112), a sensor...
Method and apparatus for assigning bit metrics for soft decision decoding
A receiver includes a detector and a decoder. The detector is adapted to demodulate a received signal to generate a received word. The received word includes a...
Method for packet data protocol context activation
A network requested PDP context activation (57) allows push applications (45) to unsolicited transmit push data to a mobile station (10). A gateway (30), GGSN...
Method and apparatus for interworking dispatch services network
The voice signaling gateway (10) converts signaling and bearer traffic information between iDEN network (20) and various other networks (30 60). The voice...
Method and apparatus for power control on a discontinuous transmission
channel in a CDMA system
A wireless communications system and methods therein uses information, such as frame sequence numbers to improve DCCH or SCH power control. The system includes a...
Electronic device having an interactive display screen
An electronic device (9) has an interactive screen display (27) which is interactive with a stylus (10). The electronic device (9) has an actuator (30)...
Parasitic element and PIFA antenna structure
A Parasitic Element (202) for use in combination with a Planer Inverted "F" Antenna (PIFA) (100) that creates an additional band of efficient operation for the...
Keypad with illumination structure
An illuminated keypad (400) includes a substantially transparent keypad (420) having a plurality of actuator buttons (412), a plurality of switches (404)...
System and method for a multi-directional imaging system
An electronic device (100) and a method for use thereof having an integral camera (102) for taking pictures from multiple sides of the electronic device. The...
Six-pack base radio front covers
Wireless communication handover method and apparatus
When using a first wireless communication system to facilitate at least a first wireless communication and in response to detecting at least one handover...
Wireless broadcast service quality indicator and method
A method for estimating wireless broadcast service quality on a broadcast channel including the steps of: receiving (310) a service parameter message with a...
Illuminated interchangeable bezel assembly for a cellular telephone
This invention is a wireless communication device (100) including a first housing (220) with a housing support (250), a second housing (120) positioned about the...
Method of providing extension to a signal and apparatus therefor
An sequence of data samples X[n] is point symmetrically extended to provide an extended sequence of samples x[n]. The points of symmetry (25) can be at the ends...
Interference estimation and scaling for efficient metric storage and
A system, wireless device (402) and method receive a set of soft metrics (614) associated with a block of symbols during a predetermined time interval, use the...
Low-cost two-stage receiver system for DS-CDMA
A method and apparatus for receiving and processing a DS-CDMA signal in accordance with a two-stage process. The first stage comprises signal detection and...
A digital-to-phase or digital-to-time-shift converter (100) includes a delay line (106), a multiplexor (108) and synchronization circuit (110). In the converter...
Dynamic DCCH/FCH switching
In a code division multiple access (CDMA) system a dispatch call is established between two mobile units (10) and (12). The system includes a CDMA 2000 system...
Integrated power supply and air inlet unit
An integrated power supply air inlet unit (124) coupled to slidably insert into a first interspace region (120) of an embedded computer chassis (100), where the...
Method and system for alerting a user of a mobile communication device
The invention concerns a method (200) and control system (100) for alerting a user of a mobile communication device (110). The method includes the steps of...
Method of operating a fuel cell power source
A fuel cell power source (100) for use in electronic systems includes a fuel cell system (130) and a controller (150). The controller (150) computes net power...
Hydrogen generator utilizing ceramic technology
A hydrogen generator including a three-dimensional multilayer ceramic carrier structure defining a fuel reformer. The reformer includes a vaporization zone and a...
Connector cover for communication device
An apparatus for protecting an accessory connector (12) on a communication device (10). The communication device can include an opening (14) for providing access...
Flow control in a packet data communication system
A communication system that includes multiple nodes controls a flow of data from a first node of the multiple nodes to a second node of the multiple nodes...
Method and apparatus for improvement coding of the subframe gain in a
speech coding system
A speech coder that performs analysis-by-synthesis coding of a signal determines gain parameters for each constituent component of multiple constituent...
Method of monitoring a broadcast channel for a page at a mobile
A mobile communication device (102) receives information in a broadcast control channel (108) including a page message (108). The mobile communication device...
Method and apparatus for processing a communication signal based on the
geographical location of a...
An apparatus including a processor 42 coupled to a memory 44 resides in a location call filtering center 36 and cooperates with a gateway mobile location center...
Method for initiating a communication within a communication system
After a base station (101) receives a communication initiation request from a remote unit (113), the base station determines (101) those base stations (101 103)...
Method and apparatus for transmission and reception of narrowband signals
within a wideband communication system
Narrowband remote units will scan over frequencies within a wideband channel spectrum, evaluating frequency-selective channel characteristics. The best...
Method and mobile station for enabling a preferred slot cycle
In accordance with the preferred embodiments of the present invention, a method (400) and a mobile station (160) for enabling a preferred slot cycle are...
Mobile station, radio telecommunication system and methods for operating
radio telecommunications systems
The invention provides methods and apparatus, including mobile stations to enable the mobile station to encode and/or decode messages, for example messages...
Communication headset and method
A communication headset (10) having an ear mount (12), a communication base unit (14), a hinge unit (16) that pivotally connects the communication base unit (14)...
Double talk activity detector and method for an echo canceler circuit
A double talk activity detector (30) and method for an echo canceler circuit (10) improves the probability of detecting a double talk condition based on at least...
Soft handoff between cellular systems employing different encoding rates
A receiver (200) is provided receiving signals from differing base stations (BTS.sub.A and BTS.sub.B). The signal from BTS.sub.A is encoded using a first rate...