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Method and apparatus for providing an automated selection of a
telecommunication service from among a plurality...
A method and apparatus is provided for providing an automated selection of a telecommunication service from among multiple telecommunication services. In a...
System and method for creating a transaction usage record
A method of creating a transaction usage record is provided. An input signal is received. A transaction usage record is created in response to the input signal....
Receiver and method therefor
Embodiments of the present invention relate generally to receivers. One embodiment relates to a digital FM receiver having multiple sensors (e.g. antennas). In...
Offset compensated differential amplifier
A differential amplifier comprises a differential input stage including first and second input devices and has first and second input electrodes and first and...
Trench MOS RESURF super-junction devices
A RESURF super-junction device (51) is provided which comprises a plurality of electrodes (53) disposed in a layer of a first material (61) having a first...
Method of installing valves in a micro-pump
An exemplary method for making a micropump device is disclosed as providing inter alia a substrate (300), an inlet opening (310), and outlet opening (340), a...
Method and apparatus for securing a metallic substrate to a metallic
A method for securing a metallic substrate (24) to a metallic housing (26). The method may include: firing a first solderable coating (64) to an edge (60) of the...
Housing for communication device and similar articles
Performance monitor system and method suitable for use in an integrated
A performance monitor system includes a core processor (115), a core processor associated device, such as a cache (123), and first logic, such as performance...
Method for determining location information
A method is provided for estimating relative location information for wireless devices. Individual estimates are obtained from two or more alternative means that...
Apparatus and method for power control in a radio communication system
An apparatus and method for power control in a CDMA system for radio communication between a first station and a second station. At the first station an...
Method and apparatus for controlling power during a dispatch group call
Preferred embodiments of a method and an apparatus for controlling power during a dispatch group call in a wireless communication system are described. A base...
Method and apparatus for updating announcement group information
Method and apparatus for updating a subscriber unit with an announcement group identification. A subscriber unit (210) requests affiliation (301) with a talk...
Device and method for transmitting a message from a client device to a
A client device in a communication system having a service center. The client device includes a microcomputer and a wireless communication device. The...
Wireless device having context-based operational behavior
A wireless device uses profiles associated with one or more contexts, which defines various operating situations. Depending on a context, the wireless device...
Method and apparatus for adjusting a communication timer in a communication
A method and apparatus for adjusting a communication timer (306) for a communication network is described herein and comprises a communication device (302)...
Transmit modulation circuit and method of operating a transmitter
A transmitter (100) includes a fractional N synthesizer, a baseband digital modulation stage coupled to the fractional N synthesizer in a first modulation mode,...
A method of conducting a conference call, comprising: identifying a user (2) of a first communication unit (12) speaking during the conference call; transmitting...
Method and apparatus for increasing a dynamic range of a digital to analog
A digital to analog converter with increased dynamic range and improved linearity and method therefore includes an input (109) coupled to a digital word; a...
PPL arrangement, charge pump, method and mobile transceiver
A charge pump arrangement for a phase-locked-loop has a current source circuit (60) which provides charging current to the phase locked loop, and a current sink...
Methods and devices for controlling stepper motors
In one embodiment, the invention involves a method for controlling a stepper motor. The method includes creating an information set that defines a first...
Vehicle active network adapted to legacy architecture
A vehicle active network (12) communicatively couples devices (14-20) within a vehicle (10). Device operation is independent of the interface (22-28) of the...
Semiconductor component having high voltage MOSFET and method of
A semiconductor component includes a semiconductor substrate (310) having a first conductivity type, a first semiconductor device (320) at least in a first...
Generation of address pattern through employment of one or more parameters
to store information at parts of...
Controller component (155) of system (100) generates address pattern (902) through employment of one or more parameters (205), to store information (810) at a...
Intra-piconet location determination and tomography
A technique for intra-piconet location determination and tomography is described. This technique uses received signal strength indicator (RSSI) values in...
Method for automatic carrier suppression tuning of a wireless communication
This invention is a method of carrier suppression tuning of a wireless communication device (100) utilizing a quadrature modulator (104) in a transmission path...
Communication system utilizing a constellation of satellites and method
A communication system (20) utilizing a constellation (22) of satellites (24) is presented. A source ground station (52) transmits an uplink signal (34)...
Keypad module and electronic apparatus with keypad module
A keypad module for use with an electronic device has a first side with a first set of keys and a second side having a second set of keys, so that one set of...
Network protocol for wireless devices utilizing location information
A system and method for establishing a network within a plurality of interconnected and randomly geographically located nodes, such as wireless devices. One or...
Circuit and method for reading a toggle memory cell
A MRAM toggle type memory cell is read by first providing a first signal representative of the initial state to a sense amplifier (1300, 1500). A resistance of...
Continuously adjustable neutral density area filter
An apparatus for compensating light exposure on different, subsequently irradiated target areas (11, 12) in a photosensitive medium (2) on a semiconductor wafer...
Method and apparatus far reduction of distortion in a transmitter
A transmitter includes a feed forward amplifier that includes main signal path having a radio frequency (RF) power amplifier, a feed forward correction circuit,...
Testing circuit and method for MEMS sensor packaged with an integrated
A MEMS sensor packaged with an integrated circuit includes switches and control circuitry. In a test mode, the control circuitry causes the switches to turn off...
High frequency semiconductor device and method of manufacture
A semiconductor device (10) having a gate (15), a source (19), and a drain (20) with a gate bus (25) and first ground shield (24) patterned from a first metal...
Process for forming a metal oxy-nitride dielectric layer by varying the
flow rate of nitrogen into the chamber
The invention relates to a semiconductor device and the process of forming a metal oxy-nitride gate dielectric layer or a metal-silicon oxy-nitride gate...
Fuel cell using variable porosity gas diffusion material
A fuel cell (100) includes a membrane electrode assembly (110) located together with a layer of variable porosity porous gas diffusion material (150). The...
Method and apparatus for reducing echo feedback in a communication system
A method and apparatus for reducing echo feedback in a wireless communication system (10) is accomplished when a receiving communication unit (24) senses a...
Background noise adaptable speaker phone for use in a mobile communication
A mobile communication device (100) determines a background noise level at a microphone (104). If, after determining the noise floor, the input signal exceeds a...
Access method and apparatus for a wireless local loop telephone network
A fixed wireless terminal utilizes a method for accessing a wireless local loop (WLL) telephone network to provide both a diagnostic mode of operation and a...
Receiver for audio enhancement and method therefor
A receiver (10) includes an antenna (12), a preselector (14), an amplifier (16), a mixer (18), a filter (20), a signal strength measurement circuit (22), a radio...
System and method for frequency management in a communication device having
a positioning device
A frequency management scheme for a hybrid cellular/GPS or other device generates a local clock signal for the communications portion of the device, using a...
RF transmitters with saturation detection and correction and methods
Methods in radio communications devices having a transmitter with an integral control loop, and in other integral control systems, including generating a first...
Method and apparatus for reliably communicating information packets in a
wireless communication network
A wireless communication network (100) employs a method and apparatus for reliably communicating information packets in the network. A first wireless device...
Methods and apparatus for detecting out-of-range signals in an
An analog-to-digital (A/D) converter suitable for use with redundant signed digit (RSD) coverter stages is provided with an out-of-range (OOR) detection circuit....
Ground connector assembly with substrate strain relief and method of making
A ground connector assembly (20) having a substrate (22) and a ground member (24). The substrate (22) is used to retain an electrical circuit and has a ground...
Iteration terminating using quality index criteria of turbo codes
A method of terminating iteration calculations in the decoding of a received convolutionally coded signal includes a first step of providing a turbo decoder with...
Method and apparatus for determining whether to wake up a system by
detecting a status of a push button switch...
A communication system (100) includes a control unit (101) electronically coupled to a pushbutton switch (129). The control unit (101) includes a wake-up circuit...
Systems and methods for controlling authorized intercept
Authorized intercepts of communications in a communications system such as a satellite communications system (10) are controlled. Each law enforcement agency...
Method and apparatus for measuring torque and flux current in a synchronous
An apparatus (100) for measuring torque and flux current in an AC synchronous drive motor (108), having a shaft (110) magnetically coupled to an a-phase stator,...