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Method and apparatus to facilitate correlating symbols to sounds
A dictionary is comprised of a dendroid hierarchy of branches and nodes, wherein each node represents no more than one symbol (which symbol is to be converted to...
Method for joining dispatch calls
A dispatch call setup method selects (101) either a forced dispatch call (105) or an invite dispatch call (103). The originating unit (20) of the dispatch call...
Method and system for handling messages addressed to multiple mobile nodes
A home agent (104, 108) and a foreign agent (110, 114) in a wireless communication system (100) establish (202) a special communications channel (140 154)...
Method and apparatus for control channel scheduling in a packet data
A communication system assigns a combination of values of multiple combinations of values to a first control channel parameter and a second control channel...
Selective hairpinning of calls through another network
A wireless communication unit (200) and corresponding method (500) selectively routes calls originated in one wireless communication network (105) through...
Method and apparatus for providing deferrable data services in a cellular
A communication system, upon receiving an instruction to transfer deferrable data, determines whether an air interface is congested and, when the air interface...
Detection of cloned communication units based on message contents
A method (FIG. 3), corresponding call screening unit, and base station (FIG. 2), suitable for detecting cloned communication units (111 or 113), are operable to...
Method and apparatus for transmission and reception within an OFDM
A staggered spread OFCDM scheme is utilized that improves channel estimation. In a first embodiment, each chip stream is time shifted by a predetermined amount...
Methods for reliably sending IP multicast packets to multiple endpoints of
a local area network
Methods are disclosed for determining a link Op from among a plurality of host devices on a LAN, for exchanging control messages between a communication server...
VOIP transmitter and receiver devices and methods therefor
A Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) receiver (630), operating in conjunction with a transmitter (606) receives a sequence of voice packets representing a...
Antenna device and its use in a communication device
An antenna device (2) includes a conducting base (3), an elongate conducting element (7) coupled to and extending from the conducting base and a parasitic...
Digital pulse width modulation
A digital technique for pulse width modulation (PWM) utilizes a tapped delay line 304 receiving a reference clock and generating a plurality of time delayed...
Charging circuit with two levels of safety
A battery charging circuit having two levels of safety protection is provided. The circuit is said to have "two levels" of safety because if any one component...
Method for performing identity card provisioning for mobile communication
device order fulfillment
An order is generated by a wireless communication service provider, or an agent of the wireless communication service provider. The order is for a new account,...
Portion of a communication device
Wireless communication device
Method of VME module transfer speed auto-negotiation
In a multi-service platform system (103), a method of transfer speed (119) negotiation includes an initiator VME module (402) communicating a negotiation code...
Method for purchasing items over a non-secure communication channel
A method for purchasing items over a non-secure communication channel uses a secure communication device. The secure communication device includes a host...
Method and apparatus for measuring and controlling the water content of a
water-containing liquid mixture
An apparatus for measuring the water content of a water-containing liquid mixture contained in a tight chemistry tank includes a heating device for controlling...
System and method of group calling in mobile communications
Information is retrieved from a list of members of a group call group. Based on the retrieved information, a group call is established between first and second...
Method and apparatus for locating a remote unit
A method and apparatus for locating a remote unit (or node) is provided herein. During operation, location-finding equipment (106) will determine a gross...
Digitized automatic gain control system and methods for a controlled gain
An automatic gain control (AGC) system (100) for a controlled gain receiver (1101) includes a magnitude generator (160) and a gain corrector (170). The magnitude...
Systems and methods for storing information associated with a subscriber
A method to store information in an address book (122) is provided. The method includes the steps of creating a record for each call placed by a subscriber, each...
Method and apparatus for reducing interference within a communication
A method for reducing interference within a communication system is provided herein. A receiver (100), and method for operating a receiver are provided. The...
Method and structure for scalability type selection in digital video
A scalability type selection method and structure for hybrid SNR-temporal scalability that employs a decision mechanism capable of selecting between SNR and...
Performance improvements for ATM AAL2/5 to IP packet processing
A network interface of a UMTS radio network controller encapsulates incoming AAL2/AAL5 packetized data such that it can be used on an Ethernet based IP network....
Optical reflecting device
An optical reflecting device employs an interfacing of an optical refractor and an optical reflector. When incorporated within a system (e.g., an optical switch,...
Desktop charger with adjustable connector module
A charger having an adjustable connector accommodates a plurality of electronic devices having different form factors. In one embodiment, the charger includes at...
Method and apparatus for notifying a party of another party's location and
estimated time of arrival at a...
The present invention is a method of coordinating an activity at a destination includes receiving a first signal indicative of a first location of a first party...
Method and apparatus for displaying speech recognition results
The method and apparatus for displaying speech recognition results includes a recognition filter (102) that receives a recognition result list (106) which...
Vector estimation system, method and associated encoder
An encoder (60) and system (1) for processing a sequence of input vectors (y.sub.0 to y.sub.T) obtained from a speech signal. A filter (2) has both a current...
Communication device with history based alerts and method therefor
A communication device (100) includes a transceiver (115) for receiving a call, a received calls memory (145) for storing call sources (300) and for storing an...
Buffer occupancy used in uplink scheduling for a communication device
A method for using buffer occupancy in uplink scheduling for a communication device includes a first step of sending buffer occupancy information and a time...
Roaming indicators for multi-mode wireless communication devices
A method (400) and a multi-mode wireless communication device (700) for identifying a preferred system. The multi-mode wireless communication device (700)...
Apparatus and method for mobile/IP handoff between a plurality of access
An apparatus and method for performing Mobile/IP handoff between different access technologies. Associated with each access technology are two thresholds, a Low...
Multicast distribution of presence information for an instant messaging
The present invention is a system, method and network (110) for multicast distribution of presence information to a plurality of communication devices (102, 104,...
Multimode background scans of different communication systems on similar
A method for increase receiver efficiency in a multimode communication device includes a first step of monitoring a received signal strength of a neighboring...
Method and apparatus for enrollment and authentication of biometric images
A method for enrolling biometric images including the steps of: a) capturing (310) a plurality of images for a user into a capture folder; b) selecting (318) one...
Method and apparatus for navigation, text input and phone dialing
An apparatus and a method for entering information into an electronic device are provided. The apparatus (200) includes five text-input buttons (102, etc) that...
Portable communication device and corresponding method of operation
A portable communication device (100) includes at least one sensing circuit (101) and a processor (104), and operates in accordance with a corresponding method...
Structure and method for fabricating semiconductor structures and devices
utilizing piezoelectric materials
High quality epitaxial layers of piezoelectric monocrystalline materials can be grown overlying monocrystalline substrates such as large silicon wafers by...
Methods for shielding one or more circuit of a printed circuit board
Methods for forming a metal shield on a printed circuit board (10) include depositing a first layer of metal (41) on a substrate (22) of the printed circuit...
Housing for a communication interface adapter or similar articles
Control head for a mobile radio
Communication unit energy conservation apparatus and method
A communication unit (10) can have at least a first receiver (11) and a second receiver (12). The latter typically consumes more power than the former during...
Method and apparatus for cell reselection within a communications system
Transferring communication within a communication system occurs as follows: during communication with a serving base station, in order to shorten the duration...
Dynamic reallocation of processing resources for redundant functionality
A method of and multi-processor based apparatus for dynamically reallocating processors to provide redundant functionality, the method including detecting a...