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Portable wireless communication device and methods of configuring same when
connected to a vehicle
A portable wireless communication device (22) and method for configuring the same when connected to a hands-free system in a vehicle (20). In one embodiment, the...
Apparatus and method for orienting an image on a display of a wireless
This invention is an apparatus and method for orienting an image (402, 404) on a display (116) of a wireless communication device (100). The device includes a...
Method and system for patching dispatch calling parties together
A wireless communication system (402) that provides dispatch communication service, and talk group calling service, supports several talk groups (408, 410). A...
Method and apparatus for wirelessly communicating different information
A method and apparatus dynamically assigns each of a plurality of different information streams associated with one wireless communication unit (12a), to...
Method of routing control information and bearer traffic between a wireless
communications device and...
A method of routing control information and bearer traffic in a packet network. When a wireless communication device has established a connection in a coverage...
Time out threshold shaping for wireless TCP communications
The present invention is for shaping a packet time out threshold in a wireless telecommunications network including a TCP session. First, a TCP communications...
Housing for a radio telephone or similar article
System for determining intrinsic safety status of the combination of a
communication device and a battery
A communication device (11) is provided with a microprocessor (15) and a memory storage device (13). A battery (14) associated with the communication device 11...
Method and apparatus for signal extraction in an electronic sensor
A method for extracting components from signals in an electronic sensor (50) having a sensing element (52). The sensing element (52) generates a first signal...
Method and apparatus for mobile-initiated, CDMA-dispatch soft handoff
To address the need for an apparatus and method for CDMA-dispatch soft handoff, the present invention enables mobile-initiated soft handoff for dispatch calls. A...
Email message confirmation by audio email tags
A mobile device (10) includes a client agent (16) for sending and receiving electronic mail messages via an internet connection, for permitting a user to set the...
Speaker system for an electronic device
A speaker system for an electronic device includes a keypad with keys, a housing with first spaces for receiving respective ones of the keys, and a flat speaker...
Flexible correlation and queueing in CDMA communication systems
A programmable correlator for a communication system includes an input queue coupled with an analog-to-digital converter (ADC). The input queue includes a random...
Network architecture, addressing and routing
The invention provides methods (300) for organizing and assigning network address to network nodes in clusters (108, 110, 112, 114, 116, 118, 120, 212, 214, 216,...
Ergonomic shield for assembly to and disassembly from a substrate
A shield (100) having an outer surface (104) and a plurality of sidewalls (106) is disclosed. The plurality of sidewalls (106) extends from the outer surface...
Microfluidic devices having embedded metal conductors and methods of
fabricating said devices
The present invention provides low cost microfluidic devices having embedded metal conductors. The devices of the invention comprise a electronic component...
Method for removing particles from a semiconductor processing tool
A method for removing particles from a semiconductor processing tool is provided. The method comprises providing a pick-up wafer for picking up particles from a...
Faceplate for a radio telephone or similar articles
Method and apparatus for generating parity-check bits from a symbol set
The present invention encompasses a method for determining values for parity check bits (p.sub.1, . . . , p.sub.m) based on a current symbol set (s.sub.1, . . ....
Chart parsing using compacted grammar representations
A chart parser and a method for generating a parse chart for a sequence of input symbols in accordance with an abbreviated representation of a grammar. According...
Speaker configuration for a portable electronic device
A portable device includes a speaker with an active vent fed by a front of a speaker diaphragm and a larger passive vent fed by a rear of the speaker diaphragm....
Method and apparatus for providing speech quality based packet enhancement
in packet switched networks
An apparatus (200) checks voice quality when in a vocoder bypass mode. If the voice quality level is beyond an acceptable range, the apparatus (200) ends the...
Apparatus and method for estimating the time of arrival of a spread
spectrum signal in a wireless communication...
A threshold tracking loop (TTL) (400) for detecting the time of arrival of a spread spectrum wireless communication signal includes a pseudo-noise (PN) generator...
Wireless communication system incorporating multicast addressing and method
A Packet Network for use in association with a wireless communication system employs packet distribution and call set-up methods optimized to select from a...
Method and apparatus for delivering a subscriber-customized group message
in a selective call messaging system
A selective call messaging system delivers (602, 604, 606) a master message (324) addressed to a first group of subscriber units (102) and a corresponding...
Thermal dissipation package for an electrical surface mount component
An electronic component (202), such as a power transistor, is formed of a molded plastic package having top (206), bottom (204) and side (208) surfaces and...
Network control having selective reverse mobile frame biasing
Selective reverse mobile frame biasing is provided for improved network control between a mobile unit (102) and a base station (132) responsive to power control...
Method of wireless communication in restricted wireless zones
A method of wireless communication in restricted wireless zones (102) includes providing a restricted wireless zone communication system (104) having one or more...
Method and apparatus for operating a lost mobile communication device
An apparatus and method of operating a lost mobile communication device. A lost mobile communication device message can be received at the receiver of the mobile...
Wireless communication device and method having coordinated primary and
A wireless communication device (10) includes a radio frequency transceiver (22) adapted for burst transmission responsive to a control signal in accordance with...
Multiple format secure voice apparatus for communication handsets
Multiple format secure voice apparatus for communication handsets includes a core unit with a speaker, a microphone, a keypad, and a display. The core unit also...
Speaker-phone base for a portable telephone
A speaker-phone base for supporting a portable telephone electrical interface, in which the interface having an interface electrical power connector and an...
Method and apparatus for radio communications
A method (and apparatus) of receiving (and/or transmitting) a wanted modulated radio frequency signal with reduced locally generated noise. In the case of...
Method for transmitting collision-free messages in a communication system
and apparatus therefor
A plurality of wireless transceivers (114) for communicating messages to SCRs (Selective Call Radios) (116) include a radio transceiver (402, 404, 406, 408), and...
Preemptive power-up method for protecting system users from sudden high
A method is provided for preemptively protecting mobile units within a wireless communication system from interference caused by sudden high speed data...
Method of minimizing facsimile image corruption in CDMA systems
The present invention is for transmitting facsimile data over a wireless interface in a manner that minimizes the occurrence of time outs caused by wireless...
Methods and apparatus for filtering electromagnetic interference from a
signal in an input/output port
Methods and apparatus are provided for filtering electromagnetic interference (EMI) in an input/output port such as a uniform serial bus (USB) port. An...
Display and method of manufacture
A field emissive display (40) having an anode plate (10) coupled to a cathode plate (20) and a method for manufacturing the field emissive display (40). A...
Heater for temperature control integrated in circuit board and method of
Circuit boards (1100, 1500, 1600, 1700) and methods for fabricating circuit boards that include heaters for maintaining temperature sensitive components at an...
Thinned semiconductor wafer and die and corresponding method
A wafer (10) having integrated circuit elements formed therein is thinned and a first carrier (41) is adhered thereto. The first carrier (41) facilitates...
Cradle for a communication device
Handover determination and power control adjustment in mobile
communications systems with frequency hopping
A device (5) for triggering a handover or for adjusting transmit power levels in a cellular communications system distinguishes between the use of a frequency...
Method for indicating unusable sites to communication units in a
From an unusable site, one or more communication units selects a usable site, thereby reducing missed communications. First, a manager determines (201, 401, 601)...