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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...
Electric power meter including a temperature sensor and controller
An electric power meter (102) includes a temperature sensor (114) and a controller (112). The controller (112) is operable, based on the temperature reported...
Heatsink with multiple, selectable fin densities
A heat sink (100) for use with a heat generating device, that includes: a base member (110); a fixed set of adjacent heat dissipating surfaces (120) formed in...
Vehicle kit for a communication device
FFT based sine wave synthesis method for parametric vocoders
A Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) based voice synthesis method 110, program product and vocoder. Sounds, e.g., speech and audio, are synthesized from multiple sine...
Method and apparatus in a wireless communication system for expediting a
request for uplink resources
A base station (400) and corresponding method (300) sends (302) a first request for an acknowledgment message from a mobile unit (502), the acknowledgment...
Wireless sensor apparatus and method
Wireless sensor platforms (10), when deployed, can ascertain whether they can meaningfully participate in communications with more than one cluster (22, 23) of...
Method of manufacturing a wire bond-less electronic component for use with
an external circuit
A wire bond-less electronic component is for use with a circuit external to the wire bond-less electronic component. The wire bond-less electronic component...
Flexible vibratory micro-electromechanical device
There is a sensor element (24) for an electronic sensor device (20). The sensor element (24) may have a substrate (43), a pair of proof masses (34a, 34b), a set...
Method and apparatus for splitting control and media content from a
cellular network connection
This invention provides a system and method for splitting control and media content signals of a cellular network connection of a mobile station. A mobile...
Optical interconnect system with layered lightpipe
An optical interconnect system includes a stacked arrangement of optical lightpipe layers, one layer assigned to each emitter of the system. The various optical...
Method and apparatus for random forced intra-refresh in digital image and
A method and apparatus for reducing error propagation in digital video signals using random forced intra-refresh of macroblocks. One or more predetermined...
Method and apparatus for data retransmission within a communication system
Retransmissions of NAK'd frames takes place utilizing a retransmission channel (103-105). In particular, NAK'd frames are retransmitted to requesting remote...
Method for allocating channel resources in a distributed control channel
An outbound message (200) identifies a slot type associated with each timeslot in a scheduling period. In one embodiment, the outbound message further identifies...
Method for allocating communication network resources using adaptive demand
A method for allocating network resources of a communication network (100) to a plurality of users is disclosed. The allocation method includes predicting figure...
Electrical circuit apparatus and method for assembling same
An electrical circuit apparatus (300) that includes: a substrate (330) having a ground layer (336), at least one device aperture (332), and at least one solder...
Display with aligned optical shutter and backlight cells applicable for use
with a touchscreen
A display (200) with aligned optical shutter and backlight cells (239, 289) uses a patterned polymer-dispersed liquid crystal (PDLC) optical shutter material...
Electronic package assembly
An electronic package assembly includes a number of semiconductor devices with first and second sides. A printed circuit substrate has a number of printed...
Flexible circuit board having electrical resistance heater trace
A flexible circuit board (20) having a substantially rigid substrate (22) and an electrical resistance heater trace (24). The substantially rigid substrate (22)...
Current-carrying electronic component and method of manufacturing same
An embodiment of a current-carrying structure (100) includes a first electrically conductive layer (110) and a second electrically conductive layer (120). The...
Multi-layer conductor-dielectric oxide structure
A dielectric film is formed on a free-standing conductive metal layer to form a multi-layer foil comprising a conductive metal layer, a barrier layer and a...
Housing for communication device or similar articles
Method and system for maintaining a configuration history of a vehicle
A vehicle maintains a record of configuration elements, such as components for use in the vehicle, of the configuration of the vehicle. The vehicle also...
Electronic device having a multi-state antenna ground structure
An electronic device (100) has a multi-state antenna ground structure (428, 500) integrated into the device housing. Configuration of the electronic device (100)...
Multiple axis hinge assembly
A self configuring multiple element portable electronic device (100) and method is provided. The device comprises at least a first electronic element (104) and a...
Virtual dynamic cellular infrastructure based on coordinate information
A wireless communication system (100) having portable communication devices (102, 104, and 106) capable of establishing direct terminal (102)-to-terminal (104)...
Laser crosslink methods and apparatus
A laser crosslink apparatus includes an optical device (212, FIG. 5), a beam splitter (512), an acquisition channel and a tracking and communication channel. The...
Method and apparatus for echo canceller automatic gain control
A method and apparatus that performs specific automatic gain control in an echo canceller (16). The disclosed method and apparatus utilize a low complexity...
Method and apparatus for a redundant clock
A redundant clock system and communications cards for utilizing the system, the system including a clock source for providing a reference signal for ...
Self-dithering sigma-delta converter and communication device incorporating
A sigma-delta converter operates over a predetermined bandwidth and includes a feedback loop comprising a forward path and a feedback path. The forward path...
Binding proxy for mobile devices in a data network
Binding proxies are used to reduce packet routing delays and call setup delays in a data network made up of a plurality of subnetworks. The binding proxy detects...