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Method and communication network for routing a real-time communication
message based on a subscriber profile
In accordance with the preferred embodiments of the present invention, a method and a communication network for routing a real-time communication message based...
Optically-based location system and method for determining a location at a
An optically based location system and method of determining a location at a structure include a lighting infrastructure having lights at a structure. Each light...
Method and apparatus for resolving half duplex message collisions
A method and apparatus resolves message collisions in wireless TDMA packet systems for subscribers that communicate in half duplex modes. In one embodiment, a...
Packet transmission method
A wireless system includes base station transceivers (102-104) to communicate with at least one mobile station (108), the base station transceivers communicate...
Antenna system for a wireless information device
A wireless information device (30) receives and processes a message (32) within a wireless information communication system (10). The wireless information device...
Method and apparatus for multi-media communication over multiple networks
A method and apparatus for multi-media communication includes transmitting a first session invite request (300) having a plurality of first call transaction...
Method and apparatus for providing dispatch scan in a CDMA communication
A CDMA base site provides dispatch group call service to members of a dispatch group by using a first long-code mask. The base site also repeatedly transmits the...
Antenna ground plane and wireless communication device with antenna ground
plane and acoustic resistor
In a wireless communication device 100, a preferably mesh, metal ground plane 314 serves both as an antenna ground plane or as an acoustic resistor for...
Antenna system for a communication device
An antenna system (300) for a communication device (100) includes an auxiliary antenna (140) and a printed circuit board (130). The auxiliary antenna (140) is...
Switchable display/mirror method and apparatus
An apparatus (10) having a switchable display/mirror (11) and a display driver (12). In one mode of operation the switchable display/mirror provides a visual...
Electrical circuit apparatus and methods for assembling same
An electrical circuit apparatus (300) that includes: a substrate (330) having a ground layer (336), at least one thermal aperture (332), and at least one solder...
CMOS camera with integral laser ranging and velocity measurement
The invention provides a method and system for adjusting vehicle speed, beginning with a modulated laser pulse being emitted. A reference portion of the emitted...
Holster for a communication device
Mixed signal dynamical environment modeling
A device (2) and method (20) for providing a balanced parameterized description of a dynamical environment having a plurality of signal sources. The method (20)...
Method, apparatus and system for use in determining pilot-to-data power
ratio in wireless communication
A method, apparatus and system for use in determining a pilot-to-data power ratio by receiving a data symbol (122) having a data amplitude, receiving a pilot...
Method and system in a transceiver for controlling a multiple-input,
multiple-output communications channel
The present invention makes it possible to increase a data rate between a transmitter and receiver using a multiple-input, multiple-output radio frequency...
Method and system for wireless communications using different modulation
techniques to provide guard times
A method and system for wireless communications between a base transceiver station and a mobile unit which provides necessary guard times in the downlink signal...
Method for predicting interference in a frequency hopping cellular
A method for predicting interference experienced by a first cell (102) from a second cell (104), where both cells (102, 104) have at least one frequency hopping...
Method and device for controlling outliers in offered load estimation in a
shared medium communication network
A technique for controlling outliers in offered load estimation in a shared medium communication network is achieved by partitioning the set of all possible...
Method and apparatus for checking communicated data
An apparatus (18) and method (100) provide RLP data checking. The apparatus (10) includes a frame serialization stage (20) and a bad frame filter (22) that...
Meso-microelectromechanical system package
A mesoscale microelectromechanical system (MEMS) package for a micro-machine. The mesoscale micro-machine is formed on a printed circuit board (10) at the same...
Timer circuit and battery protection circuit using same
This invention includes an improvement to a power regulation and thermal management circuit. The power regulation and thermal management circuit includes a pass...
Method for rapid charge control in lithium batteries
This invention includes a method for charging lithium-based batteries. Battery type is identified by a charger by way of a third terminal. For nickel-based...
Method and chemistry for automatic self-joining of failures in polymers
A self-joining polymer composition, comprising a polymer, a plurality of amine pendant groups attached to the polymer and a plurality of microcapsules of...
Near-field transform spectroscopy
An exemplary system and method for detecting at least one analyte in a sample comprises inter alia a source of radiation (300), a near-field aperture array...
Method for maintaining candidate handoff list for airborne cellular system
A terrestrial cell site handoff list is dynamically maintained for an airborne cellular system. A beam pattern is maintained relative to an airborne cellular...
Self operating opening mechanism for use in a 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...
Soft output decoder for convolutional codes
Decoding signals represented by a trellis of block length N divided into windows of length L includes a step of decoding a forward recursion from a point P1 that...
Method and apparatus for forward link power control bit generation in a
spread-spectrum communication system
Power control bit generation for forward link power control in a spread spectrum communication system is accomplished through modification of a set point...
Method and apparatus for tunneling packets in a packet data system
A packet prioritization and transmission algorithm for on demand transportation of data packets having different priorities through a shared packet pipe. The...
Structure and method for fabricating configurable transistor devices
utilizing the formation of a compliant...
A semiconductor structure includes a monocrystalline silicon substrate, an amorphous oxide material overlying the monocrystalline silicon substrate, a...
Apparatus and method for providing turbo code interleaving in a
A communication system 100 employs turbo encoding having a turbo interleaver 106 that interleaves input data 101 efficiently with little use of system resources....
Method and apparatus for gain normalization of a correlation demodulator
A correlation demodulator unit (20) having gain normalization includes a correlation demodulator (12) for receiving a signal from a receiver (8). The correlation...
Two-dimensional angle of arrival detection device
A device for detecting the direction of a light source. The device has a pin-hole lens that allows a collimated light beam to excite a light sensing surface...
Electronic device with improved user interface
An electronic device (100) is provided with a plurality of activatable indicia (112, 114, 116, 118, 120, 122, 1102) that are located proximate keys buttons (108,...
Noise reduction in an air moving apparatus
An air moving apparatus for generating cooling airflow is provided that includes a noise reduction system for reducing noise generated by a fan. The air moving...
Method for providing a personal identification number to a subscriber
A method for automatically entering a SIM's PIN in case of a reset or other condition includes the steps of storing (206) in RAM the PIN after it has been...
Multiple bandwidth amplifier control systems for mobile stations and
RF amplifier control circuits for transmitters in mobile communication devices, combinations thereof and methods therefor. The control circuits include generally...
Interconnection device with integrated storage
An interconnection device (300) with a number of links (306, 308, 310, 312 and 314), each link having a number of link input ports (302), link output ports (304)...
Method and apparatus for effecting a handoff between two IP connections for
time critical communications
A method 900 of and wireless communications unit 800 for effecting a handoff from a first Internet Protocol (IP) connection 221 to a second IP connection 331 for...
Method and apparatus for providing additional information to a selective
call device about a broadcast
A technique is used for providing additional information about a broadcast presentation that allows a user interested in the additional information to acquire it...
Method and apparatus for decoding audio and video information
To ensure synchronization of audio and video decoding operations, the decoding of encoded video information is slaved to the decoding of encoded audio...
Compact PIFA antenna for automated manufacturing
An RF Parallel Inverted "F" Antenna (PIFA) antenna (101) that is suitable for incorporation into wireless devices constructed with automated manufacturing...
Charge boost battery charging and protection circuit
A circuit and method for charging a rechargeable cell is provided. The circuit includes a voltage regulator coupled serially between a power source and a...
Method for forming an electronic structure using etch
A method of forming a conductive structure having a length that is less than the length define by photolithographic patterning. A silicon layer (12) is formed in...
Communications network utilizing transmitter and channel diversity to
mitigate path impairments
Communications path impairments are mitigated within a wireless communications system (10) comprising fixed, mobile, and portable subscriber units (SUs 1-N),...
Method for managing bandwidth in a packet-based communication system using
call unit reservations
Methods for reserving call units of bandwidth and for using the reserved call units to manage call requests are disclosed. Reservations are requested by a first...
Methods and apparatus for providing multiple wireless communication
services having different bit rates
A communication system provides multiple wireless services, each potentially having a different information bit rate. A transmitter (400, FIG. 4) encodes (504,...
Method and apparatus for character entry in a wireless communication device
A method and apparatus for character entry and more particularly Chinese character entry. The method improves the ease of entry for Chinese characters on a...