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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...
Aiding location determinations in satellite positioning system receivers
A method for locating a satellite positioning system receiver, for example, a satellite positioning system enabled wireless communications device in cellular...
Power amplifier circuit and method using bandlimited signal component
A power amplifier circuit for receiving a variable envelope input signal and for producing an amplified output signal is provided. The power amplifier circuit...
Housing for a communication device or similar articles
This invention includes a speakerphone accessory suitable for connection to either a battery charger having a phone in its pocket or to a cellular telephone. The...
System and method of achieving dynamic channel bandwidth
Fixed network equipment (100) initializes a channel aggregation strategy and establishes a default channel aggregation. A request for a service requiring...
Wireless communications device with network cache function
A wireless communications device (100), after determining it can not locally satisfy a request for network data (201), sends a search query or request for data...
Method and apparatus for establishing synchronization with a
A synchronization signal includes a plurality of predetermined synchronization symbols shaped by a predetermined symbol pulse. A receiver (100) receives (202) a...
Method for the detection and recovery of errors in the frame overhead of
digital video decoding systems
The disclosed invention is a method to detect candidate errors within the picture start code, picture header, and picture timestamp. Upon detection, these errors...
Method and apparatus for spreading symbols in a communication system
A spreader (216) comprises a code generator (301) and exclusive OR circuitry (303). In the preferred embodiment of the present invention the code generator (301)...
Reconfigurable antenna for multiband operation
An antenna assembly for a mobile communication device. The antenna assembly can include a RF connection feed point and a planar radiating element including a...
Method and apparatus for reducing the likelihood of losing a portable
A loss prevention system (e.g., 200) employs a method and apparatus for reducing the likelihood of losing a portable electronic device (100, 201) that has been...
Cradle for a communication device
Method and apparatus for selective speech recognition
A method and apparatus for selective speech recognition includes receiving a media file (112) having a media type indicator (114). The method and apparatus...
VCO gain tracking for modulation gain setting calibration
Voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) gain tracking is used for programming modulation gain settings to minimize modulation distortion in a phase locked loop of a...
Method and apparatus for calculating bit log-likelihood ratios for QAM
A method and apparatus to efficiently calculate log-likelihood ratios for each bit within M-ary QAM modulated symbols transmitted in a communication system. The...
Method for improving multipath searcher speed
A multipath signal searcher (204) used in CDMA wireless communication systems is provided. Search paths (214) of the multipath signal searcher are grouped...
Method and device for exploiting transmit diversity in time varying
wireless communication systems
A method of operating a communication system including at least two transmitting antennas and at least one receive antenna. Symbols are encoded across the at...
Low loss fuel cell configuration
Switches (306) are used to connect stacks of fuel cells (302, 304) in series or in parallel depending on the load to keep total cell voltage below a maximum...
Dynamic adjustment of transmitted data size for a subscriber device
A service provider network (16) and method therein operates to dynamically reduce the bandwidth required for data. The service provider network (16) includes a...
Method and apparatus for communication within a vehicle dispatch system
A method for communication within a vehicle dispatch system (10) wherein a wireless communication device (36) co-located with a vehicle (14) receives a location...
Manager-directed method for event pressure reduction
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for utilizing existing systems and components in a cellular network for managing network functionality to...