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Radiotelephone equipment detail

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455 - Telecommunications

455073000 - TRANSMITTER AND RECEIVER AT SAME STATION (E.G., TRANSCEIVER)

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
455566000 Having display 929
455575100 Housing or support 834
455556100 Integrated with other device 734
455557000 Interface attached device (e.g., interface with modem, facsimile, computer, etc.) 563
455572000 Power supply 409
455552100 Operable on more than one system 367
455561000 Base station detail 214
455569100 Hands-free or loudspeaking arrangement 206
455567000 Call alerting 113
455571000 Power booster 43
455563000 Having voice recognition or synthesization 34
455564000 Auto-dialing or repertory dialing (e.g., using bar code, etc.) 32
455551000 Number assignment module (NAM) detail 12
455565000 Restrictive dialing circuitry 9
455560000 Switching unit detail (e.g., mobile telephone switching office (MTSO), base station controller (BSC), etc.) 3
20080311957ESTABLISHING WIRELESS LINKS VIA ORIENTATION - A system for establishing a wireless link from a wireless communication device (WCD) to at least one target device. The process of both identifying the target device and establishing a link to this device may incorporate the orientation and/or movement of the WCD into the procedure in lieu of the extensive use of traditional menu interfaces. A WCD may interpret a combination of orientation and/or movement as an approximate target device location that may be utilized to narrow the total population of all located devices into a subset containing those devices located within of near the approximate target device location. The subset of devices may be formulated and displayed as potential target devices for selection by a user. If any of the potential target devices are known by the WCD, a link may be established automatically.12-18-2008
20100016021BASE BAND PROCESSING MODULE N+M BACKUP METHOD BASED ON SWITCHING AND DEVICE THEREOF - The present invention discloses a base band processing module N+M backup method based on switch, is characterized in that: a switch unit is added between RF transceiver unit and base band processing unit, and IQ signal forwarding between base band processing modules of the base band processing unit and RF transceiver modules of the RF transceiver unit is performed by the switch unit; handing over the functions of the base band processing module in trouble to a backup base band processing module by resetting the switch unit and modifying the path of receiving and transmitting IQ signal, therefore realizing the N+M backup for base band processing module. The present invention can effectively realize the N+M backup for the base band processing module by adding a switch unit, therefore solving the technical problem of complexity and high cost for wiring and interfacing when having a large number of BBP and TRX modules.01-21-2010
20080227494Method For Transmitting A Sound-Film Message From A Mobile Terminal To Any E-Mail Address - The invention relates to means for mobile communications and transmission of data via electronic mail.09-18-2008
455554200 Equipment detail for providing wireless link to fixed equipment (e.g., WLL, Telco emulator, etc.) 2
20120088542METHOD CONSTRUCTION FOR REDUCING INTERFERENCE BETWEEN ANTENNA AND PERIPHERAL DEVICE - A structure and method reduce interference between an antenna and a peripheral device. The structure includes an antenna module and a speaker module. The antenna module includes a carrier and the antenna attached to the carrier. The speaker module is mounted in the carrier and includes a speaker and a signal line electrically connected to the speaker. The structure changes at least one of a shape and a length of the signal line to secure a radiation performance of the antenna module.04-12-2012
20100279734Multiprotocol Antenna For Wireless Systems - There is an antenna, three feed ports, two switches, and two impedances. In an embodiment, the first and second feed ports interface respective FM transmitter and FM receiver, and the third feed port interfaces Bluetooth, WLAN and/or GPS radios. The two switches are disposed along the antenna. A first throw of them renders a balanced mode for the antenna seen by the first feed port and a second throw renders an unbalanced mode for the antenna seen by the second feed port. The two impedances are disposed and configured such that the antenna, for signals in a second frequency band at the third feed port and which are impeded by the two impedances, is an unbalanced mode for the first throw of the switches and is an unbalanced mode for the second throw of the switches. Also detailed is a method for making an electronic device having such an antenna.11-04-2010
455555000 Wireless private branch exchange (PBX) (i.e., wireless link to extension unit) 1
20110300900MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE INTERFACE DEVICE AND METHOD - A telephone includes a full-sized telephone handset, a telephone base unit including a plurality buttons including numeric buttons and function buttons, a display for displaying status data to a user, a physical interface for irremovably restrain a cellular telephone, a Bluetooth interface for transmitting control data and digital audio data to and from the cellular telephone, a processor for receiving user inputs and communicating the inputs to the cellular telephone, and an audio processor for processing audio data prior to output to and for processing audio data input from the telephone handset.12-08-2011
455554100 Remote private branch exchange (PBX) with wireless link to landline 1
20090325636Radio system having distributed real-time processing - A distributed radio system is disclosed. Transmit and receive packets of data are transported over a relatively high-speed multiplexed network, which in one embodiment may be an Ethernet network. The distributed radio system comprises in one embodiment a centrally-located network-level processing unit connected via network connections to one or more intermediate-level processing units. The intermediate-level processing units may be distributed throughout the coverage area. The processing units perform digital signal processing, as well as higher level processing such as signal routing, speech transcoding and proper interfacing to external environments, such as a macrocellular environment. Radio elements are provided that are accurately timed or synchronized, such that the radio elements have their own time base to ensure proper transmission, even when unpredictable network delays occur.12-31-2009
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20110177839SPACE-FILLING MINIATURE ANTENNAS - A novel geometry, the geometry of Space-Filling Curves (SFC) is defined in the present invention and it is used to shape a part of an antenna. By means of this novel technique, the size of the antenna can be reduced with respect to prior art, or alternatively, given a fixed size the antenna can operate at a lower frequency with respect to a conventional antenna of the same size.07-21-2011
20110207502System and Method for Determining Mobile Telephone Voice Quality in a Live Network - A system and method for determining the quality of communications provided by a plurality of mobile telephones is provided. The method may comprise, for example, receiving one or more telephone voice signals from each mobile telephone; storing the one or more telephone voice signals in a memory; concurrently with aid receiving telephone voice signals from a mobile telephone, receiving one or more reference device voice signals from a reference device substantially co-located with the mobile telephone; storing the one or more reference device voice signals in a memory; determining voice quality data for the telephone voice signals; determining voice quality data for the reference device voice signals concurrently received with the telephone voice signals; and normalizing the voice quality data of the telephone voice signals from each mobile telephone based on the voice quality data of the reference device voice signals concurrently received with the telephone voice signals.08-25-2011
20080261647ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD FOR ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND CONTROL PROGRAM FOR ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - An electronic apparatus having a plurality of antennas and a plurality of telecommunication modules equipped with a telecommunication function for transmitting and receiving data by simultaneously using a plurality of antennas comprises: an antenna changeover switch for changing the connection of the antennas to the telecommunication modules; and a judgment circuit, which refers to an LED output-use signal output from each of the telecommunication modules used for turning on/off an LED in order to externally display an operation state, determines whether or not an antenna is connected to a telecommunication module in operation and thereby controls the antenna changeover switch.10-23-2008
20110190028Power Amplifier Linearization Feedback Methods and Systems - Linearizers can improve the linearity of power amplifiers by canceling or reducing amplitude of non-linearity components, (e.g., IM08-04-2011
20120184326Electronic Circuit - Electronic circuits (07-19-2012
20120184325MOBILE PHONE AND METHOD TO ANSWER WHILE USER IS DRIVING - A method executes a speed detector and a timer to answer a phone call while a user is driving. The user can set a predetermined velocity of a mobile phone and a predetermined time period to determine whether to answer the phone call while the user is driving. When the mobile phone receives the phone call, if a velocity detected from the speed detector is greater that the predetermined velocity, the timer starts to count a time. If the counted time is greater than the predetermined time period, the mobile phone answers the phone call automatically.07-19-2012
20110195745Microphone Unit and Mobile Phone Provided with the Same - Provided is a microphone unit having flat frequency characteristics. A microphone unit includes a casing, a first substrate, a second substrate, a vibrating unit, a diaphragm, an ASIC, and a dummy component. The dummy component is attached to the substrate to be located below an opening.08-11-2011
20110195744Reverse Voltage Protection Circuit - A voltage protection circuit that has a protection transistor coupled between a voltage supply pin of an integrated circuit and a voltage output terminal of the integrated circuit. A biasing circuit is coupled to a control node of the protection transistor and configured to cause the protection transistor to turn on to form a low impedance path between the voltage supply pin and the voltage output terminal when a positive supply voltage is coupled to the voltage supply terminal and to cause the protection transistor to turn off when a negative supply voltage is coupled to the voltage supply terminal. An electro-static discharge (ESD) protection circuit may also be connected between the voltage supply pin and a reference node that is configured to conduct a negative static discharge current for period of time, and to not conduct a negative current continuously.08-11-2011
20120244906Device and method for disconnecting download channel of hand-held terminal - The disclosure provides a device and method for disconnecting a download channel of a hand-held terminal. The device comprises: a connection/disconnection unit (09-27-2012
20130079051METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY MODULES ON WIRELESS NETWORKS FOR MACHINE-TO-MACHINE APPLICATIONS - A mobile station connected to a wireless network can comprise a subscriber identity module. The subscriber identity module can maintain a list of networks. The list can comprise forbidden public land mobile network data. Software can manage the forbidden public land mobile network data. For example, an applet transmitted to the subscriber identity module can periodically delete entries from the list and/or reset the subscriber identity module on predefined time intervals or when specified events occur.03-28-2013
20130079050Multi-modality communication auto-activation - Disclosed herein are example embodiments for multi-modality communication with auto-activation. By way of example but not limitation, user interaction with a device may be determined to correspond to a second communication modality based, at least partly, on one or more parameters relating to utilization of the device. The device may activate at least one feature that causes a communication corresponding to a first communication modality to comprise a multi-modality communication corresponding to the first communication modality and to the second communication modality.03-28-2013
20130040696SINGLE USER INPUT MECHANISM FOR CONTROLLING ELECTRONIC DEVICE OPERATIONS - A unique input mechanism for controlling several operations of an electronic device is provided. Using the unique input mechanism, which may be the single input mechanism for providing user inputs to the electronic device, a user may provide different inputs or combinations of inputs to control different operations based on the current mode or capacity of the electronic device. For example, a single, short click of a button may control a media operation (e.g., play/pause) in a media mode, and the same input may control a telephony operation (e.g., initiate/terminate call) in a telephony mode. In some embodiments, different inputs may be associated with different types of operations. The unique input mechanism may include, for example, a button, a switch, a key, or an actuator.02-14-2013
20130040694REMOVAL OF USER IDENTIFIED NOISE - Methods, systems and devices enabling a party to a telephone conversation to identify sounds for active filtering so that the identified sound can be actively filtered and/or amplified. Cell phones are provided with a button that allows users to identify sounds for filtering by pressing the button or virtual key when the sound is heard. Sounds recorded in response to such user inputs are processed to identify filtering criteria, such as frequencies and amplitude. The identified filtering criteria are then used to actively filter or enhance sounds. The methods and systems enable user to identify specific sounds for filtering so only those sounds deemed annoying are suppressed while permitting other sounds (e.g., voice) to be heard.02-14-2013
20130040695SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRESERVING INPUT IMPEDANCE OF A CURRENT-MODE CIRCUIT - In accordance with some embodiments of the present disclosure, a circuit comprises an input node configured to receive a current-mode input signal and an input stage that includes an input device communicatively coupled to the input node. The input device is configured to receive the input signal at the input node. The circuit additionally comprises bias circuitry communicatively coupled to the input stage and configured to provide a bias current for the input device. The bias circuitry is also configured to remove at least a portion of the bias current from the input signal through a feedback loop associated with the input node such that the input signal is received by the input device with at least a portion of the bias current removed. The circuit further comprises an output stage communicatively coupled to the input stage and configured to output a current-mode output signal based on the input signal.02-14-2013
20090325632Loop delay compensation for continuous time sigma delta analog to digital converter - A continuous time sigma delta analog to digital converter may use a finite impulse response filter for delay compensation. In some embodiments, the filter may be simplified by using only the first and/or second filter coefficients.12-31-2009
20100041431PORTABLE TERMINAL AND DRIVING METHOD OF THE SAME - A device and method of controlling a portable terminal including a motion sensor and a manipulation unit. The method includes a) sensing a motion pattern of the portable terminal; b) receiving a manual manipulation of the manipulation unit from a user; and c) interpreting a value inputted from the manipulation unit and a motion pattern sensed by the motion sensing unit as a user instruction.02-18-2010
20090156249DEVICES AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR USE WITH DEVICES HAVING AUDIO OUTPUT WITHIN A SPATIALLY CONTROLLED OUTPUT BEAM - User devices including wireline phones, mobile phones, and digital audio players utilize a directional speaker system to produce audio output within a spatially controlled beam. The audio output may be heard when in a position to receive the beam but may otherwise be significantly less detectable so that a user may hear the audio while a bystander may not. The user device may employ various modes such as a private distant mode and a non-private distant mode where the audio is output within the beam when in the private distant mode but is dispersed in a conventional manner when in the non-private distant mode. The directional speaker system may produce the audio beam through various techniques such as a phased array of transducers, a flat panel transducer, or a waveguide.06-18-2009
20100105423SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A FEATURE OF A TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVICE BASED ON THE BODY TEMPERATURE OF A USER - A method for controlling a feature of a telecommunications device includes determining a proximity of a user to the telecommunications device by detecting the body heat of the user. In response to determining proximity of the user, a feature of the telecommunications device is toggled between an activated state and a deactivated state.04-29-2010
20100105424Mobile Communications Device User Interface - Mobile communications device user interface techniques are described. In an implementation, a mobile communications device receives an input via a QWERTY keyboard of the mobile communications device and translates one or more letters in the input into one or more corresponding numbers in accordance with a telephone keypad layout. A telephone call is placed using the one or more corresponding numbers.04-29-2010
20090124283RECEIVING AND SENDING METHOD OF MOBILE TV PHONE AND MOBILE TV PHONE TERMINAL - A unit for realizing a TV phone by using an image and a character message by a relatively simple method in a manner mode is provided. In the manner mode of one mobile TV phone terminal, a control unit for controlling the operation of the one mobile TV phone terminal prohibits the sound input via a microphone of the one mobile TV phone terminal and the sound output via a speaker and operates an SMS function with a TV phone function. A line between the one mobile TV phone terminal and another one is connected, an SMS message is created by operating a key input unit of the one mobile TV phone terminal, and a send key is pressed. Then, the message data is sent to the other mobile TV phone terminal via one base station, an SMS server, and another base station. A display unit of the other mobile TV phone terminal displays the message together with the image sent via a TV phone exchange.05-14-2009
20090124282APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR HUMAN BODY COMMUNICATION IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - An apparatus and method for human body communication in a mobile communication system are provided. A portable terminal includes a human body communication module and a controller. The human body communication module performs human body communication. The controller performs a process to perform connection with an external device through the human body communication and then perform an operation executable through the human body communication.05-14-2009
20090124281INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS CAPABLE OF OUTGOING AND INCOMING CALLS - In an information processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention, a Bluetooth module establishes a communication with an external device via the short distance communication. In a case where an incoming call signal is received from another information processing apparatus connected via a network, a control unit determines whether a connection is established with an external device based on the predetermined profile used at the time of the wireless communication. When determined that the connection is not established with the external device based on the predetermined profile used for a wireless communication performed by a communication unit, a connection request based on a predetermined profile is generated. While following a response from the external device to the connection request, via the communication unit, a communication is established with the external device based on the predetermined profile used at the time of the wireless communication.05-14-2009
20090124280CELLULAR PHONE, AND CODEC CIRCUIT AND RECEIVING CALL SOUND VOLUME AUTOMATIC ADJUSTMENT METHOD FOR USE IN CELLULAR PHONE - Provided is a cellular phone enabling improvement of the level of a sense of hearing of a pseudo noise which is generated when there exists no voice signal. In the cellular phone, frame type information included in a baseband signal “in” is identified by the frame type identification unit 05-14-2009
20130137479MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR UPDATING PHONE BOOK THEREOF - Disclosed are a mobile terminal capable of updating an existing phone number of a counterpart stored in a phone book to a new phone number by using situation information collected during call communication with the counterpart whose phone number has been changed, and a method for updating a phone book of a mobile terminal. The mobile terminal includes: a communication unit configured to obtain a first phone number and supplementary information corresponding to the first phone number when a call connection is requested or a call connection request is received; and a controller configured to select a second phone number stored in a phone book based on the supplementary information and change the selected second phone number into the first phone number or recommend changing of the selected second phone number into the first phone number.05-30-2013
20090042599EXPEDITED COMMUNICATION GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE SYSTEM AND METHOD - A method for managing expedited communication functions for a mobile device having a processing subsystem, a memory subsystem, a display subsystem, a communication subsystem, and a keyboard subsystem includes displaying a graphical key representation of mobile device keyboard subsystem keys, arranging the graphical keys in similar disposition to the mobile device keyboard subsystem keys, and displaying visual indicia to indicate mobile device keyboard subsystem keys associated with expedited communication functions.02-12-2009
20090325631COLOR DETECTION WITH A MOBILE DEVICE - A system and method includes a detecting at least one color on a substrate using a mobile communication device, identifying the detected color and outputting a result of the identification with the mobile communication device.12-31-2009
20090318184Terminal device and method - A disclosed terminal device includes a detecting unit configured to detect whether the terminal device is held by a user; a judging unit configured to determine whether a predetermined condition is satisfied in the case where the terminal device is detected to be held; and an output unit configured to make a predetermined output in the case where the predetermined condition is determined to be satisfied.12-24-2009
20090117936METHOD AND MOBILE TERMINAL FOR DISPLAYING TERMINAL INFORMATION OF ANOTHER PARTY USING PRESENCE INFORMATION - When a user terminal makes contact with another party using a phone call, a video communication, a short message service, a multimedia message service, an instant message service, or an e-mail, functions supported by the other party's terminal are displayed on the user terminal using presence information. When a type of preferred contact is detected, a menu based on the detected preferred contact type is provided. In the user terminal, a transceiver receives the presence information and a controller displays the menu listing the functions supported by the other party's terminal in a desired method using the presence information. The controller extracts information about the detected preferred contact type set by the other party's terminal from the received presence information and displays the menu in a desired method based on the extracted information.05-07-2009
20090093268COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT - A communication equipment which is capable of avoiding receipt errors caused by a broadcasting receiver while a communication device is conducting communication. An adaptable current control unit stops adaptable current control of the broadcasting receives while the communication device is performing a transmission process.04-09-2009
20130072253ARCHITECTURE FOR A RADIO FREQUENCY FRONT-END - An architecture for a radio frequency (RF) front-end is disclosed. The architecture for the RF front-end includes a circuit module that includes a plurality of dies partitioned on the circuit module. A plurality of filter banks with individual ones of the plurality of filter banks disposed on each of the plurality of circuit dies is also included. Further included is a plurality of switches having individual ones of the plurality of switches coupled to corresponding ones of the plurality of filter banks and in at least one embodiment a control system is configured to open and close selected ones of the plurality of switches.03-21-2013
20130072251MOBILE TERMINAL, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING OF THE MOBILE TERMINAL AND SYSTEM - A mobile terminal and a method and system for controlling the mobile terminal are provided. The mobile terminal performs data communication with at least one extra noise source connected to a network, and when a predetermined event occurs, the mobile terminal selects at least one of the at least one extra noise source based on a noise state of the extra noise source and controls a noise state of the selected extra noise source. Therefore, a home network environment can be more efficiently controlled using the mobile terminal.03-21-2013
20130072252WIRELESS DEVICE AND WIRELESS CONNECTION METHOD THEREOF - A wireless device and a wireless connection method thereof are provided. The wireless device comprises a storage, a connection interface and a wireless transceiver. The storage is configured to store a wireless connection configuration. The connection interface is configured to transmit the wireless connection configuration to an electrical device via a transmission line or a memory card. The wireless transceiver is configured to automatically build a wireless connection with the electrical device after the electrical device has received the wireless connection configuration and executed a wireless connection procedure according to the wireless connection configuration.03-21-2013
20110059765METHOD AND APPARATUS OF SELECTING TRANSMISSION/RECEPTION MODE OF PLURAL TRANSMISSION/RECEPTION PAIRS - An achievable sum data rate with respect to each of available candidate transmission/reception modes may be calculated to select a transmission/reception mode of transmission/reception pairs repeatedly using radio resources. A transmission/reception mode to be applied may be selected from the candidate transmission/reception modes based on the calculated sum data rate. Information associated with the selected transmission/reception mode may be shared by the transmission/reception pairs.03-10-2011
20110014942LOW MAGNETIC INTERFERENCE BATTERY AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A communication device, and battery there for, are provided. In at least one of the battery and the communication device is provided a magnetic shield portion for routing magnetic flux away from the receiver when the radio is in operation. The magnetic shield portion can be incorporated into at least one of the battery and the communication device. When the battery is inserted into mobile communications devicemobile communication device, the magnetic shield portion is located substantially between a battery portion, in the battery, and the receiver.01-20-2011
20090291706METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SETTING TELEPHONY MODE OF MOBILE TERMINAL - A method and an apparatus to set a telephony mode of a mobile terminal in which an audio call mode and a video call mode are automatically set using gyroscope characteristics and a user's behavior characteristics, the method including: detecting a direction of motion of the mobile terminal when there is an incoming call event; and setting the telephony mode to an audio call mode or a vide call mode according to the detected direction of the motion.11-26-2009
20090270122Apparatus, methods, and computer program products providing an indication of cyclic prefix length - In one exemplary embodiment, a method includes: inserting an indication of a cyclic prefix length into a transmission; and sending the transmission. In another exemplary embodiment, a method includes: receiving a transmission; and processing the received transmission to obtain an indication of a cyclic prefix length.10-29-2009
20090270121PORTABLE TERMINAL - To provide a portable terminal having a macro function which poses a little burden on a user at the time of performance of a macro function.10-29-2009
20130065636MULTI-TAPPING NUMPAD - A mobile phone including a number keypad for entering the symbols 0-9, # and *, the keypad including at most five keys at least one of which corresponds to a list of at least two symbols, wherein the n03-14-2013
20130065635COMMUNICATION DEVICE, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A detection signal transmitting unit 03-14-2013
20090325633Method for reducing a disturbance in an output signal caused by a disturbing signal in a multiport connector, multiport connector circuit, and mobile device - A method for reducing a disturbance in an output signal caused by a disturbing signal in a multiport connector, a multiport connector circuit and a mobile device are described.12-31-2009
20110021242APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING CONVERSATIONAL MESSAGE SERVICE IN PORTABLE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - An apparatus and method for a Conversational Message (CM) function of a mobile communication system are provided. The apparatus includes a CM manager for defining information indicating a start and end of a CM function and information regarding a folder for storing message data exchanged with a peer portable terminal in a message to be transmitted, and for transmitting the defined message to the peer terminal. Accordingly, the CM function is improved by transmitting information for announcing that a CM is transmitted in a message transmission process to enable rapid response processing and by granting an access right on stored data when performing the CM function.01-27-2011
20090264148Methods and Apparatus for a Flexible Wireless Communication and Cellular Telephone System - A wireless communication system including flexible wireless handsets with modular electronic components selected for operation within multiple systems The units may be configured for removable connection to a variety of cartridges to provide a versatile communication device. A cartridge may be selected for the replacement of one or more existing cartridges within the handset to provide varying degrees of flexibility including the selection of a different featureset for the handset and compatible operation within different wireless systems. Methods are further provided for upgrading and reconfiguring cellular telephones and wireless communication devices for operation within different systems. A flexible wireless telephone with an original removable cartridge may include later-substituted cartridges to improve or change the featureset of the telephone, and may also enable a user to replace the internal electronics of a handset with different internal electronics for use within a different wireless system. A consumer may be thus provided with extended use the same flexible wireless telephone handset yet still migrate to a new wireless system by installing cartridges with desired featuresets within the selected wireless telephone system(s).10-22-2009
20090239571MOBILE COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - According to one aspect of the invention, a mobile communication apparatus includes: a remote lock function configured to lock the apparatus when receiving certain information; a determining section configured to determine whether the apparatus is in a coverage area or not; and a no-service lock function configured to lock the apparatus when the determining section determines that the apparatus is out of service.09-24-2009
20090233641RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A radio communication device that outputs an alarm when a reception level of a radio wave from a wireless unit is less than a threshold value, includes a reception level measuring section for measuring the reception level of the radio wave transmitted from the wireless unit at certain times. A threshold value setting section for setting a first threshold value or a second threshold value less than the first threshold value based on a difference between the reception level of the radio wave measured a previous time and the reception level of the radio wave measured a subsequent time. An alarm output requesting section for causing an alarm output section to output an alarm if the reception level of the radio wave measured a subsequent time is less than the first threshold value or the second threshold value.09-17-2009
20090233640MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE - The present invention aims at providing a mobile terminal device that is capable of improving user's convenience in checking a utilization history of services that utilize a noncontact IC card function. A mobile terminal device of the present invention into which a noncontact IC 09-17-2009
20090011791Mobile Telephone and Application Program - A controller (01-08-2009
20130165178APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING VOLUME IN A PORTABLE TERMINAL - An apparatus and method for adjusting the volume in a portable terminal. The apparatus includes an information collection unit and a volume adjustment unit. The information collection unit collects noise judgment information that is used for judging the extent of background noise. The volume adjustment unit estimates background noise using the collected information, and adjusts the volume according to the background noise.06-27-2013
20130023303METHODS FOR PROVIDING SERVING NETWORK INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS APPARATUSES UTILIZING THE SAME - A communications apparatus is provided. A processor is coupled to a subscriber identity card and a radio transceiver module. The subscriber identity card camps on a first cell operated in a first serving network having a first serving network identifier via the radio transceiver module. The processor embeds information regarding the first serving network identifier in a first signal and transmits the first signal to a peer communications apparatus via the radio transceiver module.01-24-2013
20090247214Precoding Matrix Index Feedback Interaction with Discontinuous Reception - A user equipment (UE) is provided that includes a processor configured to transmit a preceding matrix index (PMI) using one of an assigned periodic PMI reporting resource that precisely aligns with the start of an on-duration of a discontinuous reception (DRX) operation mode of the UE and a first assigned periodic PMI reporting resource after the start of an on-duration of a discontinuous reception (DRX) operation mode of the UE.10-01-2009
20120028677COMMUNICATION DEVICES WITH GYRATING CIRCUITS AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH - A device includes a gyrating circuit that generates a motion parameter based on motion of the device. An RF transceiver generates an outbound RF signal from an outbound symbol stream, transmits the outbound RF signal to a remote station of a wireless network, and generates an inbound symbol stream from an inbound RF signal received from the at least one remote station. A processing module processes the motion parameter to produce motion data, converts outbound data into the outbound symbol stream, converts the inbound symbol stream into inbound data, compares current motion data to past motion data, detects when a difference between the current motion data and the past motion data compares unfavorably to a motion change threshold, and include the motion data in the outbound data when the difference between the current motion data and the past motion data compares unfavorably to the motion change threshold.02-02-2012
20110143810INFORMATION-PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION-PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM - An information-processing device comprises: a connection unit that connects to a detachable unit; a first detection unit that, based on a state of connection by the connection unit, detects a first state in which the detachable unit is detached from the information-processing device; an acquisition unit that, when the first detection unit detects the first state, acquires position information representing a position of the information-processing device or the detachable unit; a second detection unit that, based on a state of connection by the connection unit, detects a second state in which a predetermined condition relating to detachment of the detachable unit is fulfilled after the detection of the first state by the first detection unit; and an execution unit that, upon detection of the second state by the second detection unit, executes a process of notifying the position information acquired by the acquisition unit06-16-2011
20110300897USER INTERFACE TONE ECHO CANCELLATION - A multi-function communications device has a processor that generates a user interface audible tone signal. The device also has a downlink digital signal processor, and an uplink digital signal processor. A mixer has an input to receive the downlink signal and another input to receive the user interface tone signal. The uplink processor has an acoustic echo canceller having an input to receive the uplink signal and another input to receive an output from the mixer. The echo canceller may reduce the amount of both the far-end user's speech and the user interface tone that may be present in the uplink signal. The mixer may be positioned within the chain of audio signal processors, or it may be positioned outside the chain. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.12-08-2011
20110300899CMOS RF SWITCH DEVICE AND METHOD FOR BIASING THE SAME - Disclosed are CMOS-based devices for switching radio frequency (RF) signals and methods for biasing such devices. In certain RF devices such as mobile phones, providing different amplification modes can yield performance advantages. For example, a capability to transmit at low and high power modes typically results in an extended battery life, since the high power mode can be activated only when needed. Switching between such amplification modes can be facilitated by one or more switches formed in an integrated circuit and configured to route RF signal to different amplification paths. In certain embodiments, such RF switches can be formed as CMOS devices, and can be based on triple-well structures. In certain embodiments, an isolated well of such a triple-well structure can be provided with different bias voltages for on and off states of the switch to yield desired performance features during switching of amplification modes.12-08-2011
20110300898HIGH LINEARITY CMOS RF SWITCH PASSING LARGE SIGNAL AND QUIESCENT POWER AMPLIFIER CURRENT - Disclosed are high linearity CMOS-based devices capable of passing large signal and quiescent power amplifier current for switching radio frequency (RF) signals, and methods for biasing such devices. In certain RF devices such as mobile phones, providing different amplification modes can yield performance advantages. For example, a capability to transmit at low and high power modes typically results in an extended battery life, since the high power mode can be activated only when needed. Switching between such amplification modes can be facilitated by one or more switches formed in an integrated circuit and configured to route RF signal to different amplification paths. In certain embodiments, such RF switches can be formed as CMOS devices, and can be based on triple-well structures. In certain embodiments, a bias voltage applied to an isolated well of such a triple-well structure can be substantially tied to a source voltage coupled to source and drain, so as to yield desired performance features such as high amplification linearity even when the source voltage changes.12-08-2011
20090275358Two-Point Polar Modulator and Method for Generating a Polar-Modulated Signal Based on Amplitude Information and Phase Information - A two-point polar modulator for generating a polar-modulated signal based on an amplitude information and a phase information includes a two-point modulation phase-locked loop which is implemented to enable a frequency setting depending on a first control value via a feedback path of the two-point modulation phase-locked loop and to enable a frequency setting depending on a second control value, directly, bypassing the feedback path, wherein the two-point modulation phase-locked loop is implemented to provide a phase-locked loop output signal depending on the two control values. The two-point polar modulator further includes a modulator which is implemented to combine an amplitude signal derived from the amplitude information with the phase-locked loop output signal, to generate the polar-modulated signal and a control value generator which is implemented to generate the first control value depending on the phase information and independent of the amplitude information and which is implemented to generate the second control value depending on the amplitude information.11-05-2009
20100240411RANDOM ACCESS CHANNEL PREAMBLE - One out of sixteen preamble signatures is selected. A code is produced based on the selected preamble signature. The produced code is phase rotated to produce a processed preamble signature signal. The processed preamble signature signal is used in processing the CDMA RACH signal and the CDMA RACH signal is used to access a CDMA system.09-23-2010
20120108289RADIO COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - A radio communication apparatus that includes a receiver that accomplishes intermittent reception of information in a first mode, the information indicating a transmitting format used for a shared channel via which data is received and a transmitter that accomplishes intermittent transmission of quality information at a timing in the first mode, the quality information relating to the transmitting format; and a controller that sets in advance the timing of the intermittent transmission so as to become a given time before a timing of the intermittent reception.05-03-2012
20080268896Data storage device and data storage device tracing system - A data storage device tracing system includes at least one container configured to maintain at least one electronic data storage device, a two-way radio coupled to each of the container(s), and a network including a network coordinator configured to transmit to and receive data from the two-way radio. In this regard, the two-way radio communicates real-time container location data to the network coordinator to enable real-time tracing of the container(s) and the electronic data storage device(s).10-30-2008
20120015688WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND DATA RECEPTION METHOD - A wireless communication device which can receive broadcast multi-casted data without sending a radio wave, and data reception method of the same. A mobile phone (01-19-2012
20120015686METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR LEVERAGING A MOBILE PHONE OR MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICE FOR USE IN CONTROLLING MODEL VEHICLES - Methods and systems for utilizing a mobile computing device (e.g., such as a mobile phone) for use in controlling a model vehicle are described. Consistent with some embodiments, a mobile computing device provides various user controls for generating signals that are communicated to a radio transmitter device coupled with the mobile computing device, and ultimately broadcast to a receiver residing at a model vehicle. With some embodiments, the mobile computing device may be integrated with a controller housing which provides separate user controls, such that a combination of user controls present on the mobile computing device and the controller housing can be used to control a model vehicle.01-19-2012
20110294538Methods And Apparatus For Providing Manuel Selection Of A Communication Network For A Mobile Station - Techniques for use in a mobile station for use in manually selecting a communication network are described. The mobile station identifies a plurality of communication networks available for communications. The mobile station retrieves from a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) a plurality of network names identified by a plurality of address pointers corresponding to the plurality of available communication networks. The plurality of address pointers are stored in a first file of the SIM, and the plurality of network names are stored in a second file of the SIM. The mobile station then displays the plurality of network names.12-01-2011
20110294537COMMUNICATIONS STRUCTURES INCLUDING ANTENNAS WITH FILTERS BETWEEN ANTENNA ELEMENTS AND GROUND SHEETS - A communications structure may include a ground sheet, a feed conductor, and an active antenna branch electrically coupled to the feed conductor. A parasitic antenna branch may be electrically coupled to the ground sheet, and the active and parasitic antenna branches may be spaced apart. Moreover, the parasitic antenna branch may be between portions of the active antenna branch and the ground sheet.12-01-2011
20090104929Method and apparatus for muting a sounder device - The present invention provides a method and apparatus for muting a sounder device, the method comprises steps of binding a network terminal with the sounder device via a network; generating a muting requirement; sending a muting signal to the sounder device via the network, the muting signal is generated based on the muting requirement; wherein the sounder device is configured to perform a muting process upon the muting signal. The method further comprises a step of sending a recovery signal to the sounder device via the network if the muting requirement becomes invalid, and the sounder device is configured to recover the status before the muting process upon the recovery signal. When it is necessary to remove unwanted background sound, all the sounder devices can be controlled via a network to perform a muting or volume-lowering process. In this way, the mobile terminal can easily and rapidly have the unwanted background sound be removed or lowered at the time of answering or making a call.04-23-2009
20110021241METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUDIO SYSTEM VOLUME CONTROL - A communication device may determine total gain for a downlink processing path via the communication device. The total gain may be determined based on determination of audio requirements for each of a plurality of audio processing devices supported via the communication device, during the downlink processing path. The communication device is operable to determine a default mix signal gain, a downlink gain adjustment and a calibration gain based on the determined audio requirements, and to calculate the total gain for the downlink processing path based on the determined default mix signal gain, the downlink gain adjustment and the calibration gain. The determination of the total gain may be based on determination of a telephony state in the communication device. The calibration gain may be determined during calibration of the communication device, whereas the downlink gain adjustment may be calculated based on an adjustment step-size and/or a mode based gain index.01-27-2011
20090017863METHOD FOR MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATION SECURITY IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION NETWORK AND THEREFOR DEVICE - A method of operating a mobile communication device in a mobile communication network, the method comprising the steps of the mobile communication device: receiving a non integrity-protected message with a parameter value included therein to be implemented on the mobile communication device; using a predetermined value stored on the mobile communication device instead of the parameter value received.01-15-2009
20090098902METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING MULTI-RATE AUDIO FROM A PLURALITY OF AUDIO PROCESSING SOURCES - One or more circuits in a mobile phone may be utilized for up sampling two or more audio signals to a same data sampling rate. Each audio signal, such as digital audio, voice, and polyringer, for example, may be received at one of a plurality of data sampling rates and one or more of the following wireless standards: WCDMA, HSDPA, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, and/or Bluetooth. Audio signals may be equalized and/or compensated with an FIR filter before up sampling or with an IIR filter to reduce overall processing latency. Multiple half-band interpolation operations may perform the up sampling. The first half-band filter may be replaced by an IIR filter to reduce overall processing latency. A gain of the up-sampled data may be adjusted to reduce noise effects. The channels of the up-sampled audio signals may be mixed and later further up sampled for subsequent communication to an output device.04-16-2009
20090170550Method and Apparatus for Portable Phone Based Noise Cancellation - A system includes a mobile phone configured to create an inverted signal having characteristics inverse to identified noise components of a detected audio signal. The mobile phone is configured to provide the inverted signal as an output to a headphone, such that a combination of the identified noise components and the inverted signal substantially cancel each other out.07-02-2009
20090143094Method and Apparatus for Mode Switching in Dual-Core Mobile Communication Devices - A mobile communication device. The mobile communication device includes a baseband processor and an application processor. The application processor includes a modem proxy service module communicatively coupled to the baseband processor and an application management service module communicatively coupled to the modem proxy service module and configured to retrieve identification of a new operating mode. The application management service module is configured to direct appropriate components to initiate actions necessary to switch to the new mode, convey a request to the baseband processor to switch to the new mode, and switch the application processor to the new mode. The baseband processor is configured to convey notification to the application management service module that it completed the mode switch. The application management service module is further configured to update a current mode identification to be the new mode identification and notify all appropriate components that the mode switch has been completed.06-04-2009
20090111506METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR USE IN PEER TO PEER COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES AND/OR SYSTEMS RELATING TO RATE SCHEDULING, TRAFFIC SCHEDULING, RATE CONTROL, AND/OR POWER CONTROL - Methods and apparatus related to peer to peer communication networks are described. Embodiments directed to methods and apparatus for establishing traffic data transmission rates and/or transmission power levels between wireless terminals is described. Embodiments direct to methods and apparatus of making decisions whether or not to transmit as a function of the received power of the received response signals are also described. Transmission of pilot signals after granting of a transmission request and a decision to transmit traffic data has been made occurs in some embodiments. Rate information to be used in determining a traffic rate may be received in response to the pilot signal from a peer to peer (P2P) device.04-30-2009
20090149212DATA COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - To provide a data communication device capable of performing a stable human body communication by bringing the human body into contact with electrodes or proximities thereof without requiring user's attention when the data communication device held by the user is in the process of the human body communication.06-11-2009
20110201381USING AMBIENT LIGHT SENSOR TO AUGMENT PROXIMITY SENSOR OUTPUT - Apparatuses and methods to sense proximity of an object and operate a proximity sensor of a portable device. In some embodiments, a method includes receiving an ambient light sensor (ALS) output, and altering, based on the ALS output, an effect of a proximity sensor output on control of a proximity determination. The ALS sensor and the proximity sensor may be located adjacent to an earpiece of a portable device. In some cases, the proximity determination may be a proximity of an object to the proximity sensor, and altering the effect may include changing the proximity of the object from a proximity greater than a first threshold to a proximity less than the first threshold. Other apparatuses and methods and data processing systems and machine readable media are also described.08-18-2011
20110021243MOBILE TERMINAL AND OPERATION METHOD FOR THE SAME - A mobile terminal and operational method may store or output log information related to usage histories according to at least one of a condition, location, and status indicated by situation information. The mobile terminal can be conveniently operated on the basis of past usage histories. The operation method for the mobile terminal includes: creating situation information on the basis of at least one of location information, status information and condition information of the mobile terminal; collecting log information related to usage histories of the mobile terminal from the time of situation information creation or within a preset time after situation information creation; linking the situation information with the log information and storing the linked information; and outputting, when new situation information equal to the stored situation information is created, log information linked to the stored situation information.01-27-2011
20090298529Audio HTML (aHTML): Audio Access to Web/Data - A mobile communication device for allowing a user to interact with network or internet based data using only verbal communications. The mobile communication device provides the functionality to browse internet web sites and select menus items and hyperlinks by listing to a web page and speaking the identity of the menu item or the hyperlink. The mobile communication system also provides functionality to listen to email and reply to or forward the email, including adding a response by speaking to the mobile communication device. Security is also provided, when appropriate, by requiring the user to speak a predefined security phrase before listening to data designated as secure.12-03-2009
20090149213Semiconductor on insulator (SOI) switching circuit - A disclosed embodiment is a switching circuit including a number of transistors fabricated in a device layer situated over a buried oxide layer and a bulk semiconductor layer. Each transistor has a source/drain junction that does not contact the buried oxide layer, thus forming a source/drain junction capacitance. The disclosed switching circuit also includes at least one trench extending through the device layer and contacting a top surface of the buried oxide layer, thus electrically isolating at least one of the transistors in the switching circuit so as to reduce voltage and current fluctuations in the device layer. The disclosed switching circuit may be coupled to a power amplifier or a low noise amplifier and an antenna in a wireless communications device, and be controlled by a switch control signal in the wireless communications device.06-11-2009
20100087222Modulation Circuit and Semiconductor Device Including the Same - An object of the present invention is to reduce the power consumption of a modulation circuit. The modulation circuit includes a load, a diode, and a transistor. An anode of the diode is electrically connected to one terminal of an antenna via the load; a cathode of the diode is electrically connected to one of a source and a drain of the transistor; the other of the source and the drain of the transistor is electrically connected to the other terminal of the antenna; and the transistor is controlled to be turned on or off in accordance with a signal input to a gate of the transistor.04-08-2010
20090264147TELEPHONE TERMINAL AND SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD - A telephone terminal (10-22-2009
20090258667FUNCTION UNLOCKING SYSTEM, FUNCTION UNLOCKING METHOD, AND FUNCTION UNLOCKING PROGRAM - There is provided a function unlocking system using highly-convenient face authentication with high accuracy for an information processing terminal. In the function unlocking system, a face authentication section carries out face authentication by using a face image of the user that is obtained by an image pickup section, with key input carried out by the user through a key input section as a trigger. Along with the above, a key input content determination section determines whether a pattern of input key input matches with a pattern registered in advance or not. Then, an unlocking determining section determines whether a lock is to be released or not on the basis of a result of the face authentication by the face authentication section and a result of key input determination by a key input content determination section. In case the unlocking determining section determines that a lock is to be released, a function locking section releases the lock.10-15-2009
20090286567CELLULAR TELEPHONE SYSTEM - A cellular telephone in accordance with an embodiment of the present application is operable to transmit voice data and additional digital data together to another similarly functional cellular telephone without the need for an external server. The cellular telephone operates like a server to coordinate transmission of all data between the cellular telephones.11-19-2009
20090170552METHOD OF SWITCHING PROFILES AND RELATED MOBILE DEVICE - To switch a profile in a mobile device, the mobile device captures an input when the mobile device detects a predetermined condition, and the mobile device switches the profile according to the input. The predetermined condition could include detection of motion or rest, or recurring update periods. Examples of inputs captured include digital images, sounds, videos, location, and time.07-02-2009
20090275357WIRELESS RECEIVER, WIRELESS TRANSCEIVER INCLUDING THE SAME AND MOBILE TERMINAL - A wireless receiver, a wireless transceiver and a mobile terminal with the wireless receiver include a down-converter that can be used in common with respect to at least two different wireless communication systems using the same radio frequency band, and a local oscillation signal source capable of selecting an optimum C/N ratio for receiving at least two different wireless communication systems, wherein the local oscillation signal source is composed of a frequency divider, a switch, a first voltage controlled oscillator, a second voltage controlled oscillator, and a frequency synthesizer.11-05-2009
20090280858APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SETTING COMMUNICATION SERVICE BLOCKING MODE IN MOBILE TERMINAL - An apparatus and method for setting and releasing a flight mode in a mobile terminal are provided in which a user of the mobile terminal is informed that the flight mode should be set or released before the flight mode is set or released in order to allow the user to determine whether to set or release the flight mode.11-12-2009
20080318619IC WITH MMW TRANSCEIVER COMMUNICATIONS - An integrated circuit (IC) includes a processing module and main memory. The processing module includes a processing core and a first processing module millimeter wave (MMW) transceiver coupled to the processing core. The main memory includes memory and a first memory MMW transceiver coupled to the memory. At least one of an instruction and data is conveyed between the processing core and the memory via the first processing module MMW transceiver and the first memory MMW transceiver.12-25-2008
20080207252MOBILE TELEPHONE WITH DIRECT MEMORY ACCESS - A mobile telephone includes call circuitry to establish a call over a communications network and a processing device that executes logical instructions. The mobile telephone also includes a memory assembly. The memory assembly includes a nonvolatile memory, a volatile memory and a logic circuit. The logic circuit has a direct memory access circuit block that independently copies data stored by the nonvolatile memory to the volatile memory in response to a call from the processing device.08-28-2008
20080207256Concurrent impedance matching of a wireless transceiver - A system and method of concurrent impedance matching of a wireless transceiver is disclosed. In one embodiment, an impedance matching circuit of a wireless transceiver includes a low noise amplifier (LNA) circuit to amplify an input signal to the wireless transceiver during a reception mode of the wireless transceiver, a power amplifier (PA) circuit to amplify an output signal of the wireless transceiver during a transmission mode of the wireless transceiver, and a matching circuit to concurrently match an impedance of the low noise amplifier circuit and the power amplifier circuit with an impedance of an antenna circuit associated with the wireless transceiver such that a power of the input signal is maximized during the reception mode and a power of the output signal is maximized during the transmission mode.08-28-2008
20080207255Mobile communication apparatus with multimedia audio/video functions - A mobile communication apparatus with multimedia audio/video functions includes an upper casing, a lower casing movably connected to a backside of the upper casing, and an audio/video capturing module mounted on one end of the upper casing. The upper and lower casings are engaged with each other, and the audio/video capturing module is used to receive and sample an image and/or a sound source within an area, and then output an audio/video signal which is sent to a screen display mounted on a surface of the upper casing adjacent to the audio/video capturing module for displaying the image. The upper casing further includes a control circuit therein for driving an optical disk read/write module installed on the lower casing, such that the optical disk read/write module can process the audio/video signal and execute a data burning operation for writing the audio/video signal into an optical disk in the optical disk read/write module.08-28-2008
20080207254Multimodal Adaptive User Interface for a Portable Electronic Device - A multimodal electronic device (08-28-2008
20080207253MULTIRADIO MANAGEMENT THROUGH QUALITY LEVEL CONTROL - A system for managing the operation of a plurality of radio modules integrated within the same wireless communication device. In at least one embodiment of the present invention, a control strategy may be employed to regulate the quality level of a signal delivered by a codec in order to balance the performance realized in the reproduction certain signals with overall communication stability in the wireless communication device. The regulation of signal quality level may be affected by reducing the bit rate of a codec, changing the codec to select another codec with a lower bit rate, or by performing bitrate scaling with the codec signal.08-28-2008
20090104928PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND A METHOD FOR ENTERING DATA ON SUCH A DEVICE - The present invention relates to a portable electronic device comprising one or several touch-sensitive keypads used for entering data on such a device. The invention also relates to a method for entering data on such a portable electronic device. The touch sensitive keypad including a plurality of keys where at least one of the keys is overlaid with multiple input options, a display where the multiple input options is presented when one of the keys senses an object's presence on the key, wherein each input option is a symbol and each input option is associated with a specific level, which is detected by a specific level detection means.04-23-2009
20090275359Polar Modulator and Method for Generating a Polar-Modulated Signal - A polar modulator for generating a polar-modulated signal based on amplitude information and phase information includes a phase-locked loop which is implemented to enable a setting of a frequency depending on a control value to obtain a phase-locked loop output signal. The polar modulator further includes a modulation means which is implemented to combine an amplitude modulation signal derived from the amplitude information with the phase-locked loop output signal to generate the polar-modulated signal. The polar modulator further includes a control value generator which is implemented to high-pass filter an amplitude signal derived from the amplitude information, to obtain a high-pass filtered amplitude signal, wherein the control value generator is implemented to combine the high-pass filtered amplitude signal with a phase signal based on the phase information to generate the control value signal representing the control value.11-05-2009
20100120465Method for Mobile Advertisement Using Mobile Terminal and Mobile Terminal and Mobile Advertisement System Implementing the Same Method - The present invention relates to a method for mobile advertisement using a mobile terminal and a mobile terminal for mobile advertisement and a mobile advertisement system. Provided is a mobile advertisement method by making use of a mobile terminal including an advertisement output unit outputting a mobile advertisement made of one or more among media consisted of a taste, a smell, a sound, an image or the combinations of them to the outside, and a population number measuring unit measuring the population number existing within a specified range of the surroundings; and an advertisement relay server which collects the mobile advertisement from an advertiser's terminal to manage with a member information, the mobile advertisement method comprising: an advertisement setting step of transmitting the mobile advertisement to the mobile terminal and managing a transmission list by the advertisement relay server, and deciding an output condition of the transmitted mobile advertisement; an advertisement execution step of outputting the mobile advertisements to the outside through the advertisement output unit by the mobile terminal, when the output condition is satisfied; a population number measuring step of measuring the population number of the surroundings of a mobile terminal by using the population number measuring unit when the mobile advertisement is outputted to the outside; and an advertisement result managing step of computing and managing an advertisement result classified by members who performed the advertisements execution step, after the advertisement relay server receives the measured population number, and changes it into a weight.05-13-2010
20100113087Electronic Devices Including Substrate Mounted Acoustic Actuators and Related Methods and Mobile Radiotelephones - An electronic device may include a substrate and an acoustic actuator mounted on a surface of the substrate. More particularly, the acoustic actuator may be configured to generate displacements along a direction parallel with respect to the surface of the substrate in response to an electrical signal applied thereto. A speaker box may define an acoustic volume, and the speaker box may include a speaker box wall with a speaker box opening therethrough adjacent the acoustic actuator. A speaker membrane may be provided across the speaker box opening adjacent the acoustic actuator, and the speaker membrane may be mechanically coupled to the acoustic actuator so that the speaker membrane is configured to deflect responsive to displacements generated by the acoustic actuator. Related methods are also discussed.05-06-2010
20110207501COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATION METHOD - The present invention relates to a communication system capable of reducing processing loads imposed on a base station device and a server that sets a timing of a synchronization signal for the base station device. A management server (08-25-2011
20100137020COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE WITH MILLIMETER WAVE REMOTE CONTROL AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH - A communication device includes a wireless telephony transceiver for communicating first data with a wireless telephony network. One or more interface devices generate user data based on an action of a user. A processing module generates second data, based on the user data and based on first remote control configuration data corresponding to a first external device. A millimeter wave transceiver communicates the second data with the first external device via a millimeter wave communication path.06-03-2010
20090170553COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR INPUT INTERFACE AUTO-LOCK THEREOF - A communication device and a method for auto-locking an input interface thereof are provided. In the present invention, an external volume received by the communication device having the input interface is determined when the communication device enters a communication mode. Thereafter, the external volume is compared to a predetermined volume. An input function of the input interface is disabled if the external volume exceeds the predetermined volume. As a result, activation of other functions due to unintended touch of the input interface during a phone call can be avoided.07-02-2009
20120040711MOBILE TELEPHONE ENABLING A USER TO ANSWER A CALL WITHOUT PRESSING A BUTTON - A mobile communication device includes a device body, one or more capacitive sensors each having a single electrode that varies depending on a user's hand position in the vicinity of the mobile communication device, an oscillator that can generate an oscillating signal applied to each of the capacitive sensors, and a capacitance-frequency converter circuit that can convert the frequency of the oscillating signal to the capacitance of each of the capacitive sensors. The capacitance-frequency converter circuit can activate a plurality of functions in response to different positions of the user's hand in the vicinity of the device body.02-16-2012
20080287157WIRELESS MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS TERMINALS AND METHODS USING THE SAME - A mobile wireless communications terminal includes a housing having a front side and top and bottom opposed ends. A controller is mounted on the housing. A keypad is located on the front side of the housing. A keypad includes text input keys connected to the controller and selectively operable to input text character commands to the controller. A space key is located on the front side of the housing and is connected to the controller. The space key is selectively operable to input a text space command to the controller. The space key is located above the keypad between the keypad and the top end of the housing.11-20-2008
20080293445Radio frequency apparatus - A radio frequency apparatus comprising an interface configured to receive a command from a radio protocol stack. A command generator configured to generate a plurality of commands from said received command is provided. The apparatus also has configurable hardware, said hardware having a configuration which is controlled in dependence on said generated commands and being arranged to at least one of transmit and receive a radio frequency signal.11-27-2008
20090312049Context determination of an electronic device - A method and apparatus that features using haptics for actively probing the physical surrounding of a device, such as a mobile phone, and providing in response to the active probing a probable context of the device is presented. In one embodiment, a probing force is prepared and provided and imparted to the device. The displacement of the device relative to its physical surrounding in response to the probing force is sensed and a probable context is determined in response to the sensed displacement. In some embodiments, a context feedback signal indicative of the characteristics of the probable context is produced. In some embodiments, the device is configured for producing a haptic alert and for providing a haptic effect responsive to the haptic alert. In some embodiments the relative strength of a haptic alert is adjusted according to the determined probable context.12-17-2009
20080233997Information processing apparatus - The present invention is capable of preferably performing the establishment of a session using a predetermined protocol. In a mobile phone device applicable to an information processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention, the CPU of a main control unit executes NAI middleware, performs connection using a predetermined protocol via a system layer, acquires a connection request or a disconnection request from an individual application program, and controls, on the basis of the acquired connection request or disconnection request, the connection using the predetermined protocol performed by a connection unit.09-25-2008
20080268895Method and Device for Message Delivery - Electronic device (10-30-2008
20100137019Reduction in interference between components - An apparatus is disclosed comprising a transducer, which transducer comprises at least one electrical connection point configured to enable an external electrical connection of the transducer. The transducer further comprises at least one decoupling coil configured to electrically decouple the transducer from the at least one electrical connection point at a frequency above an operating frequency of the transducer. Moreover, a method for assembling the described apparatus is disclosed.06-03-2010
20100137021System, Method and Devices for Communications via a Mesh Network - System, devices and methods for receiving an encoded voice communication from a mobile device, determining whether the encoded voice communication is destined for the device that received the encoded voice communication and, when the encoded voice communication is determined to be destined for another device, transmitting the encoded voice communication to a further device without sending an acknowledgement to the mobile device that sent the encoded voice communication.06-03-2010
20090181717METHOD FOR PERMITTING CHANGE OF AN ELECTRONIC CARD WITHOUT POWERING OFF AND COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE EMPLOYING THE METHOD - In a method for permitting change of an electronic card without powering off and a communications device employing the method, the communications device includes a control module, a card connector for receiving the electronic card, and a trigger module. The method includes: when the communications device is in an on state, triggering the trigger module to generate a trigger signal to the control module; enabling the control module to determine a card insertion mode if it is detected that a state of electrical connection of the card connector with an electronic card changes from a disconnected state to a connected state after receipt of the trigger signal; and enabling the control module for supplying power to the electronic card inserted into the card connector upon determining the card insertion mode.07-16-2009
20090156250WEBSITE THEME CHANGING USING A MOBILE DEVICE - An apparatus and method for changing a theme of a website automatically. A mobile device includes a processor and a memory. The memory contains an application for detecting the selection of a theme and automatically changing a theme of a website to the selected theme. Information related to the selected theme may be transferred to the website using a wireless protocol such as MMS, WAP, etc. The website may be a blog site, a social networking site, or a personal website. The selected theme may include information related to music, alerts, wallpaper, text, videos, pictures, or virtual card file (VCF) information.06-18-2009
20090163239METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR GENERATING MEDIA CONTENT BY RECORDING BROADCAST TRANSMISSIONS - An apparatus for enabling generation of media content by recording broadcast transmissions may include a processing element. The processing element may be configured to record content associated with a broadcast transmission at a mobile terminal, assign an informational tag to the recorded content without user interaction during the assigning, and store the recorded content in association with the informational tag.06-25-2009
20090181718BLIND AMPLITUDE ESTIMATION FOR RECEIVED SYMBOLS - A receiver apparatus and method are provided blind amplitude estimation for a received complex signal, wherein the complex signal is analyzed to determine first and second order statistics of real part and imaginary part of the complex signal. Based on a predetermined non-linear function, amplitude scaling information is pre-calculated and used to derive a desired amplitude scaling information for said determined first and second order statistics. Thereby, a low complexity method for blind amplitude estimation for unknown data symbols distorted by an unknown amount of noise can be provided.07-16-2009
20090181716Network disabling of mobile phone camera operation - An apparatus in one example has: a predetermined location having at least a wireless communication device, the wireless communication device having a predetermined coverage area; a mobile terminal that communicates with the wireless communication device when the mobile terminal is within the predetermined coverage area; the mobile terminal having a camera and a functionality that selectively disables and enables the camera; and the wireless communication device having a functionality that causes the mobile terminal to disable the camera when the mobile terminal is within the predetermined coverage area, and wherein the mobile terminal effects an enabling of the camera when the mobile terminal leaves the predetermined coverage area.07-16-2009
20090005110Using a conductive support of a speaker assembly as an antenna - A speaker assembly is disclosed that includes a conductive support that provides mechanical support for the speaker assembly. The conductive support is configured to function as an antenna. A wireless device is disclosed that includes a speaker assembly including a conductive support that provides mechanical support for the speaker assembly, and includes a transceiver coupled to the conductive support and configured to communicate radio frequency signals using the conductive support. A method is disclosed that includes providing a speaker assembly including a conductive support that provides mechanical support for the speaker assembly, and providing a transceiver operable to communicate radio frequency signals using the conductive support.01-01-2009
20090005109Wireless Transmitter and Wireless Transmitting Method - A wireless transmitter for infallibly delivering data to a wireless receiver, i.e., a multicast or broadcast receiver while increasing the system capacity or the individual channel accommodation capacity. A base station device (01-01-2009
20090186650MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A mobile communication device includes a body, a first QWERTY key unit having a plurality of QWERTY keys to input alphabets, numbers, and symbols, and a second QWERTY key unit having a plurality of the QWERTY keys to input alphabets, numbers, and symbols. The first QWERTY key unit is fitted on a first end of the body to be pivotally folded backward and forward with respect to the body. The second QWERTY key unit is fitted on a second end of the body to be pivotally folded backward and forward with respect to the body.07-23-2009
20110230230HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH TEXT DISAMBIGUATION - A handheld electronic device includes a reduced QWERTY keyboard and is enabled with disambiguation software. The device provides output in the form of a default output and a number of variants. The output is based largely upon the frequency, i.e., the likelihood that a user intended a particular output, but various features of the device provide additional variants that are not based solely on frequency and rather are provided by various logic structures resident on the device. The device enables editing during text entry and also provides a learning function that allows the disambiguation function to adapt to provide a customized experience for the user. The disambiguation function can be selectively disabled and an alternate keystroke interpretation system provided. Additionally, the device can facilitate the selection of variants by displaying a graphic of a special key of the keypad that enables a user to progressively select variants generally without changing the position of the user's hands on the device.09-22-2011
20080318618MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - The present invention relates to mobile communication devices and a method of controlling the same. The mobile communication device includes a plurality of keys for entering different commands in first and second operating modes, memory for storing key mapping information in which commands corresponding to respective inputs of the plurality of keys are mapped every operating modes, and a mode switch detection unit for determining whether to switch an operating mode from the first operating mode to the second operating mode. When the operating mode is switched, a controller controls some of the plurality of keys to switch to key mapping information used in the second operating mode and the remaining keys to maintain key mapping information used in the first operating mode, based on the key mapping information.12-25-2008
20080318617APPEARANCE ADAPTABLE KEYPAD FOR A HANDHELD COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A handheld communication device configurable between a telephone mode and an email mode is described. The handheld communication device has a body with a front face at which a user input is located. The user input includes an appearance-adaptable keypad configurable between a telephone keypad when the device is in the telephone mode, and a text entry keypad when the device is in the email mode. The telephone keypad includes a plurality of alphanumeric input keys. The telephone keypad is arranged in a standard telephone keypad layout when the device is in the telephone mode. The text entry keypad includes a plurality of alphabetic input keys. The text entry keypad is arranged in a standard text entry keyboard layout when the device is in the email mode.12-25-2008
20080318616FLEXIBLE LIFESTYLE PORTABLE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE - A method may include receiving a call at a portable communication device, entering a first mode when the call is directed to a first device identifier associated with the portable communication device; and entering a second mode when the call is directed to a second device identifier associated with the portable communication device, wherein the first mode provides access to a first set of applications and a first set of user data and the second mode provides a second set of applications and a second set of user data.12-25-2008
20090117935PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH OPERATIONAL INTERFACE CONTROLLED BY A PROXIMITY SENSOR - A portable electronic apparatus (05-07-2009
20090325630METHOD, APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PERSONALIZING A DEVICE - An apparatus for personalizing device may comprise a processor that may be configured to receive a request to personalize a user device based at least in part on at least one setting data of at least one application from a previous device of the user. The processor may further be configured to retrieve the at least one setting data from the previous device. The processor may also be configured to modify at least one setting of a corresponding application of the user device based at least in part on the retrieved setting data. Associated methods and computer program products may also be provided.12-31-2009
20090054099RADIO TRANSCEIVER COMMUNICATING IN A PLURALITY OF FREQUENCY BANDS - A computer apparatus for receiving a removable communication card such as a radio card or a modem card. A radio or modem is self-contained inside a housing of the communication card and has an electrical interface for communicating information to and from the computer apparatus. The computer apparatus receives the communication card such that it engages the electrical interface. These contacts automatically connect the communication card to an appropriate antenna, telephone or telephone line. A radio communication card is connected to the appropriate antenna for the type and frequency of the radio. A modem card is connected to a standard telephone line, a cellular phone, or an antenna for a cellular phone if the cellular phone is also disposed within the housing of the modem communication card. Additionally, a switching matrix can be used to connect one set of contacts on a radio card or a modem card to one or more of a plurality of antennas and telephone lines. A computer device utilizing an antenna cap which covers the opening into which the radio has been inserted is also shown. Antenna contacts are disposed on the cap to engage the antenna contacts positioned on the end of the radio card. At least one antenna is operably connected to the radio card through the cap. A band is used to attach the cap to the housing of the computer device. The antenna or antennas are embedded in the cap, in the band, or embedded in or attached to the housing of the computer device. Positioning two similar antennas in different position creates an antenna diversity scheme. Shielding can be added to the cap to help reduce the escape of electronic noise. A micro shield ribbon can be used to connect the antenna and the antenna contacts on the cap.02-26-2009
20110223966THIN FILM INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE, IC LABEL, CONTAINER COMPRISING THE THIN FILM INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE THIN FILM INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE, MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE CONTAINER, AND MANAGEMENT METHOD OF PRODUCT HAVING THE CONTAINER - The present invention provides an ultrathin thin film integrated circuit and a thin film integrated circuit device including the thin film integrated circuit device. Accordingly, the design of a product is not spoilt while an integrated circuit formed from a silicon wafer, which is thick and produces irregularities on the surface of the product container. The thin film integrated circuit according to the present invention includes a semiconductor film as an active region (for example a channel region in a thin film transistor), unlike an integrated circuit formed from a conventional silicon wafer. The thin film integrated circuit according to the present invention is thin enough that the design is not spoilt even when a product such as a card or a container is equipped with the thin film integrated circuit.09-15-2011
20110230229Social Recommender System for Generating Dialogues Based on Similar Prior Dialogues from a Group of Users - Techniques for organizing information in a user-interactive system based on user interest are provided. In one aspect, a method for operating a system having a plurality of resources through which a user can navigate is provided. The method includes the following steps. When the user accesses the system, the resources are presented to the user in a particular order. Interests of the user in the resources presented are determined. The interests of the user are compared to interests of other users to find one or more subsets of users to which the user belongs by virtue of having similar interests. Upon one or more subsequent accesses to the system by the user, the order in which the resources are presented to the user is based on interests common to the one or more subsets of users to which the user belongs.09-22-2011
20110230228SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BATTERY CONSERVATION IN A PORTABLE DEVICE - A hand-held device, such as a remote control, has a time-limited feature, such as backlight illumination, that is caused to be activated upon the occurrence of a triggering event sensed by a triggering sensor, such as a motion sensor. The hand-held device functions to disable and/or downwardly adjust a time period during which the time-limited feature will be allowed to be active upon a future occurrence of a triggering event in response to the device determining that a predetermined number of trigger events sensed via the triggering sensor are false trigger events. The time-limited feature may be disabled by disabling the triggering sensor.09-22-2011
20090088197Synchronized Helper System Using Paired Computing Device - A helper system uses a computing device paired with a mobile computing device to provide help information associated with operation of the mobile computing device. The mobile computing device and the paired computing devices are synchronized so that the help information relevant to the current status of the mobile computing device is provided by the paired computing device. By providing the help information on the paired computing device, the user may conveniently access the user information without interrupting the use of application program running on the mobile computing device.04-02-2009
20080261646MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND POWER SAVING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile communication device (10-23-2008
20110143809ENHANCED FAST RESET IN MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - A mobile wireless communications device includes a user-visible peripheral, such as a display, and a processor. A reset management block is associated with the processor to manage reset of the device. The processor includes the use of an operating system (OS) which is resettable along with a reset of a state of the user-visible peripheral. The operating system is also resettable without resetting the state of the user-visible peripheral to avoid a user-visible change therein.06-16-2011
20090215487FLEXIBLE ELECTRO ACOUSTIC ACTUATOR WITH AN ANTENNA - A flexible electro acoustic actuator with an antenna is provided. The flexible electro acoustic actuator is formed with separate layers of carrier, acoustic oscillation component, intermediate component, and metal electro-conductive component, and characterized by using the metal electro-conductive component to form an antenna transceiver for receiving/sending electromagnetic signals, thereby enabling the flexible electro acoustic actuator to output multimedia sound effects as well as receive/send communication signals.08-27-2009
20090215486DYNAMIC GENERATION OF GROUP LISTS FOR A COMMUNICATION DEVICE USING TAGS - Systems and methods are described for dynamically generating one or more group lists as a sub-group of the contact list by assigning tags to contacts in a contact list. A user may define one or more tags for contacts in the contact list to generate a tag list in addition to the contact list. The tags indicate additional attributes of the contact that cannot be included in the contact list. To dynamically generate the group list, the user enters list criteria, and the tag list is searched to identify which of the contacts in the contact list has tags that match the list criteria. The contacts having tags that match the list criteria are combined into a group list which the user may then access to initiate communication with those contacts, or store for later use.08-27-2009
20090209281PORTABLE TERMINAL - According to an aspect of the invention, a portable terminal includes: a first audio input-output unit and a second audio input-output unit configured to receive audio or when a mode is set as an input mode and output audio when the mode is set as an output mode; and a setting unit configured to set the respective modes of the first audio input-output unit and the second audio input-output unit.08-20-2009
20090253457AUDIO SIGNAL PROCESSING FOR CERTIFICATION ENHANCEMENT IN A HANDHELD WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE - A handheld wireless communications device has an adjustable volume setting. The communications device also has an uplink audio processor and a downlink audio processor. One (or both) of the audio processors contains a noise suppressor. The noise suppressor attenuates its output signal in accordance with a delay parameter. The delay parameter controls how much the onset of the attenuation is delayed. The delay parameter is automatically set to indicate a short delay when the communications device is at a high volume setting, and a long delay when the device is at a low volume setting. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.10-08-2009
20090253455METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY SWITCHING OPERATION PROFILES ON A MOBILE DEVICE AND SYSTEM THEREOF - A method for automatically switching operation profiles on a mobile device includes storing an operation profile database having a plurality of operation profiles; mapping a velocity range to each operation profile to thereby form a velocity and profile table; monitoring a velocity of the mobile device; and switching between the operation profiles of the mobile device according to the velocity of the mobile device, and the velocity and profile table.10-08-2009
20090221319MULTI-MODE BASE STATION AND METHOD FOR SENDING/RECEIVING SIGNAL THEREOF - A multi-mode base station and a method for sending/receiving signals thereof are provided. In the base station, each base-band single-board is connected to a corresponding radio frequency (RF) unit through a multi-mode exchange bus, and the base-band single-boards of different modes are intermixed by using the compatibility of the exchange bus with in-phase/quadrature (IQ) data of various modes. Synchronization information, such as frame numbers required by various modes, forms a synchronization burst through multiplexed framing. Meanwhile, by using the same system clock, the synchronization burst and system clock are transmitted to the base-band single-boards of various modes through a set of synchronization clock buses. The main control and transmission functions are uniformly provided for each base-band single-board in the base station by a shared common module. The filling and synchronization of wireless IQ data of various modes are realized according to common-multiple relation mapping.09-03-2009
20100159978Method and Apparatus for One-Click Reminder Creation - An electronic communication device (06-24-2010
20090247216COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A communication system includes: sender-side communication equipment including a detection unit configured to detect information indicating the condition of a user, and a transmission unit configured to transmit information indicating the condition of the user detected through the detection unit to a communication partner; and receiver-side communication equipment including a reception unit configured to receive information indicating the condition of the user transmitted from the sender-side communication equipment, a notification unit configured to notify the condition corresponding to the condition of the user received through the reception unit, and a control unit configured to control the notification unit based on information indicating the condition of the user received through the reception unit.10-01-2009
20090247215Portable device and information management method - A portable device and an information management method are provided whereby personal information can be safely shared between two systems. Each entry of telephone directory information includes callee identification information identifying a callee to be called by mobile phone function and is readable from and updatable by an information processor. Use restriction information shows availability of each telephone directory information entry and includes read permission information indicating whether each telephone directory information entry can be read out or not. When a request to read out an entry of the telephone directory information is received from another information processor, a use restriction processor looks up the use restriction information corresponding to the requested entry of the telephone directory information and, if readout of the requested entry is permitted, permits the requested entry of the telephone directory information to be read out and provided to the information processor.10-01-2009
20090247213METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FREQUENCY-SHIFT BASED CHIP-TO-CHIP COMMUNICATIONS - Aspects of a method and system for frequency-shift based chip-to-chip communications may include receiving and/or generating modulation control information and demodulation control information within a chip comprising one or more receivers and one or more transmitters. One or more modulation frequencies may be adjusted and utilized to generate transmit signals by the one or more transmitters based on the received modulation control information, wherein the one or more modulation frequencies may be distinct. One or more demodulation frequencies may be adjusted and utilized to generate intermediate frequency signals by the one or more receivers based on the received demodulation control information wherein the one or more demodulation frequencies may be distinct. The modulation control information and the demodulation control information may be received via a communication device comprising said chip.10-01-2009
20090239573ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT WITH SHUFFLE OPERATION - An electronic equipment is provided that includes access to a playlist, the content of which identifies a plurality of media objects, and a media player section configured to play the plurality of media objects identified in the playlist in an order. In addition, the electronic equipment includes a shuffler section for altering at least one of the order in which the plurality of media objects in the playlist are played by the media player, or the content of the playlist, in response to a shuffle command. The electronic equipment further includes a motion sensor that detects motion of the electronic equipment, the motion sensor producing an output based on detected motion from which the shuffle command is derived.09-24-2009
20090253456DUAL BAND RECEIVER WITH CONTROL MEANS FOR PREVENTING SIGNAL OVERLOADING - A portable dual band receiver (D), intended for equipping a mobile equipment, comprises a first antenna (AN10-08-2009
20090253454AUTOMATIC CHANGING MODE OF A COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A communication device records a current mode, which is an indication of how incoming communications and other alert events are to be processed. We provide a mode stack, which records modes that have been the current mode, with means for determining which one or more mode stack entries constitutes the current mode. We also provide for an automode table, which records events that will trigger specific modes to be automatically registered and unregistered on the mode stack. Automode table entries may be based on temporal events such as from electronic calendars, based on geographical events such as determined by GPS or RFID, based on application events such as phone or media player usage, based on communication events such as establishing a communication link with a Bluetooth device, or based on other detectable events. The result is a device that can automatically adjust mode and alert response according to predefined conditions.10-08-2009
20100151899SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INDICATING EXPECTED COMMUNICATION SPEED IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A wireless communication network includes a number of users communicating via wireless communication devices. The network determines a current condition of the network, including factors such as the number of users coupled to a particular portion of the wireless communication network. The current conditions are used to access data in a data storage structure to determine an expected communication speed based on the current network conditions. The expected communication speed for each wireless communication device is transmitted to the wireless communication device and shown on the display. The display of expected communication speed may take various forms, such as a numeric display, graphical display, color display, or an alphabetic display. The network dynamically monitors changes in the current conditions and recalculates the expected communication speed as appropriate.06-17-2010
20090047990INVERTER MAINTENANCE SYSTEM AND INVERTER - In an inverter maintenance system, while an inverter of a user, a user support server of maker, and also, a portable telephone capable of accessing to a Web server are employed, such information required to maintain/manage the inverter is transferred/received by way of the portable telephone. Thus, various sorts of requests can be accepted by both the user support server and the Web server.02-19-2009
20090047989Cellular notebook - The present teachings relate to a wireless communications, data, and multimedia device that can utilize various service, media, and channels including, for example, cellular radio frequency, wireless hotspot 802.11x radio frequencies, HD radio frequency, and BLUETOOTH® radio frequency, all in an integrated device. The present teachings further provide a Cellular Notebook device featuring a keypad comprising both a QWERTY keyboard and a telephony keypad. The present teachings provide for broadband data service via a primary link using cellular radio frequency data services, and optionally 802.11x hotspot data connections to the Internet. The Cellular Notebook can utilize flash memory, USB, and BLUETOOTH® data and memory storage components only. The Cellular Notebook according to the present teachings can provide the user with network specific-content and serve as an integrated device that empowers the user in an emergency situation like no previously available device.02-19-2009
20100016011Method for Collecting Usage Information on Wireless Devices for Ratings Purposes - A system for collecting usage information from a mobile device includes at least one ratings server configured to communicate with a population of mobile devices over a network. The ratings server is configured to receive and collect usage information from the population of mobile devices over the network and to produce ratings of content available to the mobile devices based on the usage information. A method for collecting usage information from a population of mobile devices includes reporting usage information for each mobile device of the population with a ratings application installed on each the mobile device; and receiving and analyzing the usage information with a ratings server to produce ratings of content available to the mobile devices based on the usage information.01-21-2010
20100261499ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH DETACHABLE AUDIO MODULE - An electronic device includes a main body and an audio module. The main body includes a first circuit board and a first coil. The first circuit board is configured for processing electrical signals. The first coil is electrically connected with the first circuit board, and configured to convert electrical signals with electromagnetic waves. The audio module includes a second circuit, a speaker, a microphone, and a second coil. The second circuit board is configured for processing electrical signals. The speaker is electrically connected with the second circuit board, and produces a sound according to electrical signals. The microphone is electrically connected with the second circuit board and configured to detect sound wave and generate electrical signals. The second coil is electrically connected with the second circuit board, and configured to convert electromagnetic waves with electrical signal.10-14-2010
20110059767METHOD AND APPARATUS IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - According to the present invention, a receiving node of a telecommunications network (03-10-2011
20110059766COMPACT ALPHANUMERIC KEYBOARD - An apparatus comprises an input keypad having a plurality of keys. The input keypad outputs an output signal that is indicative of either a single depressed key or a plurality of depressed keys. The apparatus includes a processor for receiving the output signal by the input keypad and associating an alphabetic character with the output signal.03-10-2011
20100159979ABBREVIATED DIALING - An intelligent abbreviated dialing feature can use a portion of a phone number as a shortcut to dialing. Any portion of a phone number can be input into a communications device such as by pressing buttons on the keypad or speaking into a microphone. A processor in the communications device or on a network accessible by the communications device can generate the phone number register from frequently dialed numbers. The processor can compare the input into the communications device against the phone number register. For each digit of the phone number that is input into the communications device, the processor can search the phone numbers and provide search results with the corresponding numbers. A phone number can be selected from the search results and dialed.06-24-2010
20100151900ANALOGUE-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER - An analogue to digital converter uses charge sampling in combination with a successive approximation conversion technique in order to combine anti-alias filtering and quadrature downconversion functions into the data converter. The conversion method is an energy-efficient realization for wide-band radio systems with moderate resolution specifications such as 4G or ultra-wideband radio (UWB). The converter uses two capacitor matrices, one to perform charge sampling, and one to be used simultaneously in the successive approximation technique, so that full use of an input signal is made and efficiency is maximised.06-17-2010
20100227640Mobile terminal and operation control method thereof - A method of controlling a mobile terminal, and which includes receiving an blow signal corresponding to a blowing action into a microphone of the mobile terminal, and generating at least one of a visual effect and a vibration effect based on characteristics of the blow signal.09-09-2010
20100222095INPUT DEVICE FOR INPUTTING PASSWORD OR THE LIKE AND PORTABLE TELEPHONE DEVICE HAVING THE INPUT DEVICE - An input device capable of avoiding simple input of the correct password and a portable telephone device are provided. A contact sensor (09-02-2010
20120129569METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR STATUS REPORTING TRIGGERED BY AN AUTHORITY-ISSUED ALERT - A method and apparatus for reacting to an alert message, such as a commercial mobile alert system (CMAS) message, is provided. A mobile device in receipt of an alert message automatically obtains status information such as mobile device position, for example via GPS, and prompts a user for status information such as emergency preparedness. A response message is automatically generated and transmitted to designated recipients, such as address book contacts or a datacentre.05-24-2012
20120129570MANAGING METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONFIGURING BASE STATIONS - The present invention provides a method and an apparatus for managing a base station configuration, wherein the method comprises the following steps of: acquiring identity information of a user (S05-24-2012
20100210298SOUND-GENERATION ARRANGEMENTS IN PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES - A mobile electronic device is provided. The mobile electronic device includes a housing having an ear-facing surface. Also, the mobile electronic device includes an audio transducer disposed within the housing. Further, the mobile electronic device includes an acoustic channel coupled between the audio transducer and the ear-facing surface for transmitting sound waves produced by the audio transducer to external of the ear-facing surface, wherein the audio-transducer having an audio-transmitting plane disposed at an angle other than parallel relative to the ear-facing surface.08-19-2010
20090075689MIXER WITH HIGH OUTPUT POWER ACCURACY AND LOW LOCAL OSCILLATOR LEAKAGE - A circuit receives a first signal (for example, a baseband signal) and mixes it with a local oscillator (LO) signal, and outputs a second signal (for example, an RFOUT signal). The circuit includes multiple identical Mixer and Frequency Divider Pair (MFDP) circuits. Each MFDP can be enabled separately. Each MFDP includes a mixer and a frequency divider that provides the mixer with a local version of the LO signal. The MFDP outputs are coupled together so that the output power of the second signal (RFOUT) is the combined output powers of the various MFDPs. By controlling the number of enabled MFDPs, the output power of the second signal is controlled. Because the MFDPs all have identical layouts, accuracy of output power step size is improved. Because LO signal power within the circuit automatically changes in proportion to the number of enabled MFDPs, local oscillator leakage problems are avoided.03-19-2009
20100016012Interference Cancellation Receiver and Method - A method of receiving a signal formed from information bits propagated through a channel, which has been subjected to interference, the method comprising the steps of: (a) filtering the received signal r01-21-2010
20100197342MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal includes a case, a key module to be moveable between a first point and a second point along the case; a mode identification unit to identify a position of the key module as the first point or the second point, and to identify mode information associated with the position of the key module; and an application drive unit to drive an application based on the mode information. A method for controlling a mobile terminal includes verifying a position of a moveable key module as a first point or a second point along a case of the mobile terminal, identifying mode information associated with the position of the moveable key module, and driving an application based on the mode information.08-05-2010
20090111505PORTABLE TERMINAL, NETWORK SERVER, NETWORK SYSTEM, NETWORK COMMUNICATION METHOD AND PROGRAM - The technology that is capable of causing operation keys of a mobile terminal to flexibly deal with external data such as a new program, or the like, and also improving an operability of the mobile terminal in handling the external data can be provided. In the network system 04-30-2009
20090042598REMOTE PROFILE MODIFICATION FOR DEVICE RECOVERY ASSIST - A system is provided for recovering a mobile device by enabling an authorized user to remotely change the profile of the device to assist others in returning the device to the user. Initially, a user registers the mobile device with a recovery assist server. When the user is unable to locate the device because it is, for example, lost or stolen, the user indicates with the server that the device is missing. The device and the server are configured to communicate with each other, for example, periodically or, in another example, on device start up. If the device is identified as missing on the server, the operation of the mobile device is configured based on a missing profile associated with the mobile device. Once the device is located, the user indicates with the server that the device is no longer missing. When the device is unidentified as missing on the server, the operation of the mobile device is configured based on a user profile associated with the mobile device. When the mobile device is configured based on the missing profile, the mobile device may, for example, display a background image or play a ring tone to inform persons near the device that the device is considered mislaid and to provide such persons with information for returning the device.02-12-2009
20080268897ADVISORY ALERT OF LOW SIGNAL STRENGTH FOR CELL PHONE USER - The invention provides an advisory alert indicating conditions are such that an ongoing telephone call involving a cellular telephone may be dropped due to insufficient signal strength. A decrease in signal strength over time that exceeds a specified percentage decrease provides the primary basis for triggering the advisory alert. This advisory alert warns one or more participants of the call of the possibility of the call ending due to low signal strength. The advisory alert provides for conclusion of the call before the call is lost, and/or lowers the frustration level associated with a call lost for an unknown reason. In operation, signal strength is assessed during a series of time intervals. Signal strength of consecutive time intervals is compared. If the percentage drop in signal strength exceeds a specified percentage, an advisory alert is effectuated. The criteria that trigger an advisory alert may be non-programmable, or is modifiable in programmable embodiments.10-30-2008
20090111507Speech intelligibility in telephones with multiple microphones - The present invention is directed to improved speech intelligibility in telephones with multiple microphones. Such a telephone includes a first microphone, a second microphone, a voice activity detector (VAD), a receiver module, and a signal processor. The first microphone outputs a first audio signal, which comprises a voice component when a near-end user talks and a background noise component. The second microphone outputs a second audio signal. The VAD generates a voice activity signal responsive to a ratio between the first audio signal and the second audio signal. The voice activity signal identifies time intervals in which the voice component of the near-end user is present in the first audio signal. The receiver module receives a third audio signal, which comprises a voice component of a far-end user. The signal processor modifies the third audio signal responsive to the voice activity signal.04-30-2009
20100298024MOBILE TERMINAL AND PROCESS CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal includes a first controller controlling an overall operation of the mobile terminal, a memory storing data including first data, an interface connecting with an external terminal, a second controller performing synchronization between the first data previously stored in the memory and second data stored in the external terminal in response to a synchronization request received from the external terminal, and a wireless communication unit configured to receive a call signal. The second controller performs the synchronization as a background process and the first controller processes the call signal upon receiving the call signal while the synchronization is performed as the background process.11-25-2010
20100279730FILTER SYSTEM FOR USE IN CO-SITE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A co-site including at least two antenna/base transceiver station pairs operating on different frequency bands has a filter system that includes a first filter including a low band control port, a high band control port, a low band diversity port, and a high band diversity port and a second filter including a low band control port, a high band control port, a low band diversity port, and a high band diversity port. The second filter adjusts an adjustable load on each of the low band control port, the high band control port, the low band diversity port, and the high band diversity port of the second filter to simulate a current consumption of the low band control port, the high band control port, the low band diversity port, and the high band diversity port of the first filter, respectively.11-04-2010
20130137480BACKGROUND SOUND REMOVAL FOR PRIVACY AND PERSONALIZATION USE - A system for background sound removal, the system may include: a noise reduction circuit arranged to apply a background sound reduction process on multiple samples of background sound and speech to provide first signals that comprise residual background sound; a background cancellation circuit arranged to remove the residual background sound from the first signals to provide second signals; and an output circuit arranged to output a mixture of the second signals and at least zero selected signals to a sound generating circuit that is arranged to output audio signals representative of the mixture.05-30-2013
20130143618COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH REDUCED NOISE SPEECH CODING - A communication device includes memory, an input interface, a processing module, and a transmitter. The processing module receives a digital signal from the input interface, wherein the digital signal includes a desired digital signal component and an undesired digital signal component. The processing module identifies one of a plurality of codebooks based on the undesired digital signal component. The processing module then identifies a codebook entry from the one of the plurality of codebooks based on the desired digital signal component to produce a selected codebook entry. The processing module then generates a coded signal based on the selected codebook entry, wherein the coded signal includes a substantially unattenuated representation of the desired digital signal component and an attenuated representation of the undesired digital signal component. The transmitter converts the coded signal into an outbound signal in accordance with a signaling protocol and transmits it.06-06-2013
20100323750CELLULAR PHONE, METHOD FOR CUSTOMIZING CELLULAR PHONE AND PROGRAM FOR CUSTOMIZING CELLULAR PHONE - The invention provides a cellular phone, a method for customizing a cellular phone and a program for customizing a cellular phone that can be used even when the cellular phone is off-line for providing a suitable function in response to an arbitrary operation of the cellular phone.12-23-2010
20100222096ACTUATOR NOTIFICATION SYSTEM FOR USE WITH A MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE, A METHOD OF AUTOMATICALLY DRIVING AN ACTUATOR ON A MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE, AND A MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE UTILIZING SAME - An actuator notification system is for use with a mobile communications device. A device actuator is selectively movable, by hand, between first and second positions. An electric drive motor operatively engages the actuator. A control processor on-board the device is operatively encoded to start the motor, so as to drive the actuator between the first and second positions. A related method of automatically driving an actuator on a mobile communications device uses a control processor on-board the device which is encoded to start a motor and drive an actuator between first position and second positions. A related mobile communications device is also disclosed.09-02-2010
20100178953Collaborative Data Sharing - A mobile communication terminal comprising: a memory for storing user data that is definable when the terminal is in use; a communication transceiver; and a communication controller arranged to identify that a communication link having the terminal as one endpoint and having another communication terminal as the other endpoint is available to the communication transceiver and in response to that determination automatically: requesting data from the other communication terminal; comparing data received in response to that request with corresponding data, if any, contained in the user data; and determining in dependence on that comparison whether to update the user data; and if that determination is positive updating the user data.07-15-2010
20110003613MOBILE TERMINAL AND BROADCAST CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal and broadcast controlling method thereof are disclosed. The present invention includes receiving a broadcast control information on a broadcast content from an external terminal, identifying the broadcast content corresponding to the received broadcast control information using a broadcast relevant information, setting the received broadcast control information on the identified broadcast content, and controlling an output operation of the identified broadcast content according to the set broadcast control information.01-06-2011
20110034208MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal and a method of controlling the mobile terminal are provided. The method includes locking the mobile terminal; if a communication event occurs, displaying communication event alert information on a display module; and if a predefined gesture input is received in connection with the communication event alert information, unlocking the mobile terminal and entering an operating mode corresponding to the communication event. Therefore, it is possible to readily unlock the mobile terminal and place the mobile terminal in any operating mode in response to a gesture input.02-10-2011
20110117955MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE OPERATION OF THE MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal and a method of controlling the operation of the mobile terminal are provided. The method includes performing color sensing of a first color using a color sensor of the mobile terminal and recognizing a second color which corresponds to the first color; and providing an output based on the second color. The mobile terminal includes a main body; a color sensor configured to perform color sensing of a first color; a controller configured to recognize a second color which corresponds to the first color; and an output unit configured to provide an output that is based on the second color. Therefore, it is possible to change the color of the mobile terminal into a variety of colors by driving the lighting module in accordance with color data generated by the color sensor.05-19-2011
20090061923MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE HAVING SLOPED EAR PORTION - A mobile communication device 03-05-2009
20110244917WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS WITH AN ANTENNA SHARED BETWEEN A PLURALITY OF COMMUNICATION CIRCUITS - An exemplary wireless communication apparatus includes a first communication circuit, a second communication circuit, an antenna, and a combiner. The first communication circuit is arranged to process signals according to a first wireless communication protocol working at a first frequency band. The second communication circuit is arranged to process signals according to a second wireless communication protocol working at a first frequency band, wherein the second wireless communication protocol is different from the first wireless communication protocol. The antenna is shared between the first communication circuit and the second communication circuit. The combiner has a first port coupled to the first communication circuit, a second port coupled to the second communication circuit, and a third port coupled to the antenna. In addition, the combiner provides a first signal path between the third port and the first port and a second signal path between the third port and the second port.10-06-2011
20090098901Memory emulation in a cellular telephone - A cellular telephone using a memory array that is directly addressed and non-volatile is disclosed. The memory array can be used to replace and emulate multiple memory types such as DRAM, SRAM, non-volatile RAM, FLASH memory, and a non-volatile memory card, for example. The memory array may be randomly accessed. Data stored in the memory array is retained in the absence of electrical power. One or more memory arrays may be used in the cellular telephone. At least one of the memory arrays may be in the form of a removable memory card.04-16-2009
20100056198AUDIO SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS, AUDIO SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - An audio signal processing apparatus includes a band signal component extraction unit for extracting signal components in a predetermined frequency band from an audio signal input by an audio collection unit for collecting at least an outgoing call audio upon an audio phone call, a stationary signal component extraction unit for extracting a stationary signal component from the signal components, a signal adjustment unit having a level adjustment function of adjusting an output signal level with respect to an input signal level and an input and output characteristics change function of changing input and output characteristics upon level adjustment in the level adjustment function through a control signal and configured to set an incoming call audio signal upon the audio phone call as the input signal, and a control signal generation unit for generating the control signal for changing the input and output characteristics by using the stationary signal component.03-04-2010
20100285835VOICE, DATA AND RF INTEGRATED CIRCUIT WITH OFF-CHIP POWER AMPLIFIER AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH - An RFIC includes an RF transmitter, that generates an RF signal to a power amplifier module that operates a selected one of a plurality of power amplifiers, based one or more control signals. A processing module generates the control signals based on a selected one of a plurality of modes, wherein the plurality of modes include a first wireless mode corresponding to the use of the RFIC in accordance with a first wireless standard and a second wireless mode corresponding to the use of the RFIC in accordance with a second wireless standard. A power management circuit generates a plurality of power supply signals including at least one power supply signal for selectively powering only the selected one of the plurality of power amplifiers, in response to the at least one control signal, wherein the power management circuit is bonded to a bottom of the RFIC so as to dissipate heat to a printed circuit board.11-11-2010
20100285834REMOTE ACTIVATION CAPTURE - A method and system are provided for remotely collecting activation information for one or more components, modules, and/or elements of a wireless device. The wireless device may detect its activation with a service provider to be able to operate or communicate over a network. Once activated for service, the wireless device may be adapted to collect information about which of its components, modules, and/or elements have been activated. Such activation information may be reported to a remote activation server that tracks such collection from a plurality of wireless devices. The collection of information pertaining to activation of specific components, modules, and/or elements of a wireless device may be used to pay royalties to the manufacturer or vendor of the components, modules, and/or elements. The collection of activation information may also be used to determine which features are being activated in the wireless device.11-11-2010
20100285833RF FRONT-END CIRCUIT - A RF front-end circuit connected to an antenna module includes a plurality of main transmission circuits, an assistant transmission circuit, a signal coupling circuit, and a switching module. Each of the main transmission circuits amplifies original signals as first amplified signals which include non-linear distortion. The assistant transmission circuit assists at least one of the main transmission circuits to reduce non-linear distortion. The signal coupling circuit coupled to the at least one main transmission circuit samples the first amplified signals from the main transmission circuit to obtain sampling signals. The assistant transmission circuit calculates the non-linear distortion of the main transmission circuit according to the sampling signals and the original signals, and generates compensation signals accordingly. The signal coupling circuit feeds back the compensation signals to the main transmission circuit to decrease non-linear distortion in the first amplified signals.11-11-2010
20130012261MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE WITH REDUCED HARMONICS RESULTING FROM METAL SHIELD COUPLING - A mobile wireless communications device includes a housing, antenna, and circuit board carried by the housing and having radio frequency (RF) circuitry operative with the antenna for receiving and transmitting RF signals through the antenna. A power amplifier is connected within a transmission line for amplifying RF signals to be transmitted over the transmission line to the antenna. An antenna switch is connected to the antenna and RF circuitry. An RF shield surrounds the power amplifier and antenna switch and isolates the power amplifier and antenna switch from the antenna and RF circuitry. A low pass filter is connected to the power amplifier and antenna switch for reducing any RF coupling of voltage standing waves of upper harmonic frequencies from the power amplifier into the antenna switch through the RF shield while maintaining transmission of signals through the transmission line at a desired fundamental frequency.01-10-2013
20100056199SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SETTING A SIGNAL STRENGTH VALUE FOR A MOBILE DEVICE - A mobile device for setting a signal strength value for the mobile device to receive needed radio signals. The mobile device includes a signal strength value configuring system and a radio signal receiving unit. The signal strength value configuring system is operable to set the signal strength value for the mobile device to receive needed radio signals, utilizing a number of radio station channels detected by the radio signal receiving unit of the mobile device.03-04-2010
20110098078Apparatus and method for processing schedule-related event in wireless terminal - An apparatus and a method are provided for processing schedule-related events by performing an avatar agent function. In the apparatus and method, a character agent function is added to a wireless terminal. When an event is generated in the wireless terminal, the generation and processing of the event is expressed by means of a corresponding avatar UI. Accordingly, when schedule-related events are generated, it is possible to express the events through the character agent function.04-28-2011
20110098079Data Acquisition Module and Cable Connector - Networks of data acquisition modules may include wireless and cabled networks. The data acquisition modules may include no antennas, one antenna, or two antennas. The antennas may be removable from a port on the data acquisition node allowing a common module design between the wireless and cabled networks. A rigid shell with arms may be constructed to house the antennas and a cable connector. The rigid shell may protect the antennas during transport, installation, and use of the data acquisition modules. For example, when driving a module into the ground, the rigid shell may prevent damage to the antennas.04-28-2011
20110250928ADJUSTABLE WIRELESS CIRCUITRY WITH ANTENNA-BASED PROXIMITY DETECTOR - An electronic device such as a portable electronic device has wireless communications circuitry. Antennas in the electronic device may be used in transmitting radio-frequency antenna signals. A coupler and antenna signal phase and magnitude measurement circuitry may be used to determine when external objects are in the vicinity of the antenna by making antenna impedance measurements. In-band and out-of-band phase and magnitude signal measurements may be made in determining whether external objects are present. Additional sensors such as motion sensors, light and heat sensors, acoustic and electrical sensors may produce data that can be combined with the proximity data gathered using the antenna-based proximity sensor. In response to detecting that an external object such as a user's body is within a given distance of the antenna, the electronic device may reduce transmit powers, switch antennas, steer a phased antenna array, switch communications protocols, or take other actions.10-13-2011
20120202559ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device 08-09-2012
20110151922METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONDUCTING WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS - The present invention relates to method and systems for conducting wireless communications. In one embodiment, the present invention relates to a method for conducting communications using a mobile device. The method includes configuring a mobile device having a mobile operating system to communicate with a computer, and operating the mobile device so that the mobile device enters into communication with at least one of a cellular-based network and a non-cellular-based network. The method also includes receiving communication signals at the mobile device, arriving from the at least one of a cellular-based network and a non-cellular-based network, and monitoring the received communication signals for updated data from a content provider website during a period when the computer is in a reduced function mode. The method additionally includes sending a wake-up command for receipt by the computer when the updated data is detected.06-23-2011
20090318185Wafer mobile phone platform system - The wafer mobile phone platform system provides a minimalist mobile telephone that can be used alone as a wireless communication device or utilized to transfer its mobile telephone functions from one peripheral device to another. A transceiver unit having telephone circuitry and componentry is mounted on a mobile phone wafer having a battery, memory storage device, display screen and an on/off switch. A short range radio frequency device, such as a Bluetooth or Wi-Fi enabled module, provides short range communication to an earpiece, headset, or other peripheral devices. The wafer can have an antenna, headphone jack and be adapted for use with wired communication devices, such as USB, serial, parallel or firewire cables. The wafer can be used with a vehicle stereo, a health monitoring device to monitor health statistics of the user or a console having a telephone to combine the functions of the wafer with the peripheral device.12-24-2009
20120202558Uplink Selection Using Sounding Reference Signals in Radiocommunication Systems - Systems and methods allow for uplink selection using sounding reference signals in radiocommunication systems. A method for selecting at least one antenna to receive uplink transmissions from a user equipment (UE) from among a plurality of antennas includes the steps of: assigning a sounding reference signal (SRS) resource to the UE, receiving one or more reports from antenna devices having said plurality of antennas, which reports indicate receipt of an SRS on said assigned SRS resource, and selecting the at least one antenna based on said one or more reports.08-09-2012
20090239572METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RANGE EXTENSION OF LOW-POWER WIRELESS COMMUNICATION LINKS - A method and system for improving a level of service between wireless devices. Handheld devices implementing the Bluetooth specification typically have relatively limited transmission ranges. As a result, and since they are typically portable, such devices easily experience abrupt communication interruptions, either between themselves and other handheld devices, or between themselves and fixed devices. The effective range of the devices can be extended by providing additional error-correcting coding. Although this modification also results in an extended transmission time, users are provided with an increased transmission range, and are given warning that service may soon be interrupted. Users may then, if they wish, take such steps as finishing their communication or moving into their devices' normal transmission range. Additionally, the handheld devices may use the extra transmission time and range to search for a forwarding path to a recipient device, thus minimizing or preventing any service interruption.09-24-2009
20090221318METHOD OF DE-INTERLEAVING INTERLEAVED DATA SAMPLES SEQUENCES, AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEM - A method for de-interleaving S09-03-2009
20110159915DETECTED INFORMATION CORRECTION APPARATUS AND METHOD - A detected information correction apparatus configured to correct detected information, includes: a usage status detecting configured to detect status information on the basis of detected information detected by one or more sensors, the status information indicating how a portable apparatus is being used; a correction data acquiring configured to acquire correction data at specific timing intervals, the correction data being used to correct the detected information; and a detected information correcting configured to correct the detected information with the correction data.06-30-2011
20080274764Automatic-Switching Wireless Communication Device - A base unit and a handset comprise a wireless part, a control part, and a transmission (11-06-2008
20120122516MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE HAVING BUFFERED CLOCK DISTRIBUTION NETWORK FOR MICROPROCESSOR AND RF CIRCUITS - A mobile wireless communications device includes a circuit board carried by a housing. A microprocessor, RF transceiver and circuitry are carried by the circuit board and operative with each other. Clock buffer circuitry is carried by the circuit board and connected to the RF transceiver and circuitry and microprocessor for isolating a clock signal from the noise of the microprocessor and allowing greater isolation for the RF transceiver from RF circuitry.05-17-2012
20080254822Method and System for Correlating User/Device Activity with Spatial Orientation Sensors - A system and method for determining an operating mode for a mobile unit (“MU”), comprising defining a plurality of spatial regions, tracking at least one activity of the MU when the MU is oriented within the one of the plurality of spatial regions, determining an orientation of the mobile unit, and selecting the operating mode based on the at least one of the orientation and an activity of the MU when the MU is oriented within the one of the plurality of spatial regions.10-16-2008
20080254821Electronic Apparatus - An electronic apparatus includes key operation means, control means, detection means, storage means and memory means. The detection means detects motion of the electronic apparatus. The storage means stores motion identification data obtained from detection data on a motion after a predetermined key operation in the key operation means after predetermined guidance information is outputted or data obtained by computing the detection data, in the memory means. The control means executes the specific process according to the comparison results between detection data obtained by detecting a motion of the electronic apparatus after the motion identification data is stored or data obtained by computing the detection data, and the motion identification data.10-16-2008
20080242342RF FILTERING AT VERY HIGH FREQUENCIES FOR SUBSTRATE COMMUNICATIONS - A radio transceiver device includes circuitry for radiating electromagnetic signals at a very high radio frequency both through space, as well as through wave guides that are formed within a substrate material. In one embodiment, the substrate comprises a dielectric substrate formed within a board, for example, a printed circuit board. In another embodiment of the invention, the wave guide is formed within a die of an integrated circuit radio transceiver. A plurality of transceivers with different functionality is defined. Substrate transceivers are operable to transmit through the wave guides, while local transceivers are operable to produce very short range wireless transmissions through space. A third and final transceiver is a typical wireless transceiver for communication with remote (non-local to the device) transceivers.10-02-2008
20110053636VOICE CALL PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOBILE TERMINAL - A voice call processing method and apparatus for a mobile terminal are provided for improving voice communication quality by switching between matching circuits that are optimized for respective audio output modes of the mobile terminal. The mobile terminal includes at least two matching circuits designated for individual audio output modes, a mode tracking unit for detecting a change from a first audio output mode to a second audio output mode, a control unit for identifying the second audio output mode and the matching circuit designated for the second audio output mode and for outputting a control signal for switching to the matching circuit designated for the second audio output mode, and a switch for switching the signal path between the at least two matching circuits based on the control signal output by the control unit.03-03-2011
20110053635APPARATUS TO MODIFY APPLICATIONS OF MOBILE TERMINAL - An experience modification apparatus for a mobile terminal generates a modification event upon detecting execution of an application provided by the mobile terminal or upon detecting a specific order of key inputs so as to modify the applications of the mobile terminal.03-03-2011
20110053634HANDHELD COMMUNICATION DEVICES WITH SHARED PROCESSING AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH - A handheld communication device includes a wireless telephony transceiver that communicates with a telecommunication network. A processing module executes a plurality of applications including a telecommunication application. An RF bus interface facilitates a wireless connection to a remote handheld communication device in proximity to the handheld communication device. The processing module executes an application while sharing at least one processing resource of the remote handheld communication device via the wireless connection. In the alternative, a chip-to-chip interface can facilitate the wireless connection between at least one integrated circuit of the handheld communication device and an integrated circuit of the remote handheld communication device.03-03-2011
20100323752MOBILE DEVICE HAVING MESSENGER FUNCTION AND RELATED SUPPORTING METHOD - A mobile device having a messenger function and a method for supporting such a messenger function is provided. When a messenger function is activated, the mobile device receives messenger data from a presence server. This messenger data includes state information about other mobile devices connected to the presence server. Then the mobile device classifies the received message data according to at least one criterion among a device, a time, and a modified time, and then stores it as history data. Also, at a user's request, the mobile device outputs the history data of a selected other mobile device.12-23-2010
20100323751LIGHT GUIDE SHEET AND MOVABLE CONTACT ASSEMBLY USING THE SAME - A light guide sheet is adapted to be used with a light emitter. The light guide sheet includes a light-transmissive base, a light inlet section having bonded to a lower surface of the base, and an illumination section for diffusing the light entering into the base. The light inlet section has an upper surface and an edge surface connected to the upper surface. The upper surface of the light inlet section is bonded to the lower surface of the base. Light emitted from the light emitter enters into the edge surface the light inlet section. The light inlet section causes the entering light to enter into the base. The light inlet section has a refractive index lower than a refractive index of the base. The light guide sheet provides a movable contact assembly capable of reliably illumination inexpensively.12-23-2010
20100331039INTEGRATED POLY-PHASE FIR FILTER IN DOUBLE-SAMPLED ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTERS - A sigma delta analog to digital converter includes a clock operating at a conversion clock rate and first and second conversion paths. The first path includes a first sigma delta modulator configured to produce from an input analog signal a first bit stream at the clock rate, and a first digital filter configured to decimate the first bit stream. The second conversion path has a second sigma delta modulator configured to produce from the input analog signal a second bit stream separate from the first bit stream at the clock rate, and a second digital filter configured to decimate the second bit stream.12-30-2010
20110136536METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING FOR WIRELESS SENSORS - Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to a method for compressed sensing (CS). The CS is a signal processing concept wherein significantly fewer sensor measurements than that suggested by Shannon/Nyquist sampling theorem can be used to recover signals with arbitrarily fine resolution. In this disclosure, the CS framework is applied for sensor signal processing in order to support low power robust sensors and reliable communication in Body Area Networks (BANs) for healthcare and fitness applications.06-09-2011
20110136535Appartus for Communication Privacy and Fidelity - An accessory device for enhancing privacy and sound fidelity when using a mobile communication instrument such as a cell phone or hands-free headset. The apparatus of the accessory device includes an acoustic tunnel forming a first opening at a first end and a second opening at a second end, the first opening for receiving at least a portion of the communication instrument and the second opening for placing in the vicinity of a sound source. A constraining device may be employed to retain the communication instrument in place in the first opening.06-09-2011
20110077046Systems and Methods for Providing Mobile Advertising and Directory Assistance Services - Rich multimedia content is provided to a wireless device, particularly in response to a request for directory assistance generated by a client application. The multimedia content is provided as a multimedia message including bundled multimedia elements such as images, sound, text, and video files. The multimedia elements are compiled into a single multimedia presentation or deck that includes multiple screens that are automatically advanced for the convenience of the wireless device user. The user can interact with elements of the multimedia presentation, for example by placing orders, providing payment information, controlling playback, and forwarding or saving the deck to the wireless device. Multiple decks may be retrieved by a single request, and the decks are presented in an order determined by a bidding system or according to user preferences. Elements can be presented visually and/or audibly, and the user can interact using voice commands, manual entries, or stored entries.03-31-2011
20110092246Asymmetric ESD Protection for FM Transmitter - Various apparatuses and methods for protecting a transmitter from electrostatic discharge are disclosed herein. For example, some embodiments provide an apparatus including a first ESD clamp connected to an antenna input, a first reactive component connected to the first ESD clamp, a second ESD clamp connected to the first reactive component, and a second reactive component connected between the second ESD clamp and the transmitter.04-21-2011
20120309450Method for Controlling Communication States of Mobile Terminal and Mobile Terminal - The invention provides a method for controlling communication states of a mobile terminal and the mobile terminal. The method comprises: the mobile terminal receiving and storing a planned time period input by a user and a communication state corresponding to the planned time period through a specific setup interface; and the mobile terminal detecting whether the current time is in the planned time period, if yes, detecting whether the current communication state is consistent with the communication state corresponding to the stored planned time period, and if they are inconsistent, adjusting the current communication state to the communication state corresponding to the planned time period. The invention allows the user to set time planning and corresponding communication states in his mobile terminal according to his own work or learning needs, in order to avoid unnecessary disturbance from incoming calls and short messages while keeping normal communication in his leisure time.12-06-2012
20090197636KID'S CELL PHONE BUTTON THAT CALLS THE CLOSEST PARENT OR RELATIVE - A cellular telephone system, including: a first cellular telephone for a child; a second cellular telephone for a first relative of the child; and at least a third cellular telephone for at least a second relative of the child; the first cellular telephone including a single button that, when the single button is pushed, automatically activates only one call to a closest one of either (a) the second cellular telephone or (b) a closest one of the at least a third cellular telephone; where closest is measured by at least one of closest geographically, closest by driving time, and closest by driving distance.08-06-2009
20110201380RADIO BASE STATION AND MOBILE STATION - Provided is a mobile station UE equipped with a broadcast information generation unit (08-18-2011
20110201379COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH A MULTI-FUNCTIONAL CONTROL08-18-2011
20100029323SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ADJUSTING THE GAIN OF A RECEIVER THROUGH A GAIN TUNING NETWORK - A circuit is described. The circuit includes a low noise amplifier (LNA), a passive switching core (PSC), a transimpedance amplifier filter (TIA-filter) and a degenerative-impedance gain-tuning network (Zdeg network) having a first Zdeg network input lead, a second Zdeg network input lead, a first Zdeg network output lead and a second Zdeg network output lead, wherein the first Zdeg network input lead is coupled to a first output lead of the LNA and the second Zdeg network input lead is coupled to a second output lead of the LNA, and wherein the first Zdeg network output lead is coupled to a first signal input lead of the PSC and the second Zdeg network output lead is coupled to a second signal input lead of the PSC. The LNA, the Zdeg network, the PSC, and the TIA-filter together form a receiver. A receiver gain is adjusted by the Zdeg network.02-04-2010
20120302282ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH PASSIVELY COMBINED ANTENNAS - Electronic devices may be provided that contain wireless communications circuitry. The wireless communications circuitry may include radio-frequency transceiver circuitry coupled to multiple antennas though a passive coupler. When transmitting signals, the passive coupler can divide transmitted signals between each of the multiple antennas. When using the antennas to receive signals, the received signals can be combined using the passive coupler. The combined signals may be provided to a receiver in the transceiver circuitry. A tap may be interposed in a path between the passive coupler and one of the antennas to monitor radio-frequency signal power. Phase-shift elements may be interposed in the paths between the antennas and the passive coupler to adjust the relative phase between signals associated with the first and second antennas.11-29-2012
20110218017APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DIALING IN MOBILE TERMINAL - An apparatus and a method for dialing in a mobile terminal are provided. More particularly, an apparatus and a method for performing dialing while maintaining communication with a counterpart user are provided. The apparatus includes a touch determining unit and a dial determining unit. When detecting a touch input of a dial pad while performing communication, a touch determining unit determines dial information of a position at which the touch input has been detected. The dial determining unit provides the dial information determined by the touch determining unit as voice information.09-08-2011
20110151923HIGH-PERFORMANCE CELLULAR TELEPHONE RECEIVER - A receiver includes a plurality of antennas; a plurality of front end circuits producing digital signals in response to signals received on the antennas; a beamforming unit weighting and summing the digital signals to produce a first signal; a first stage including a first plurality of modems producing first bit streams in response to components of the first signal, a first plurality of signal reconstruction units producing first signal replicas in response to the first bit streams, and a first active cancellation unit weighting the first signal replicas and subtracting the weighted first signal replicas from the first signal to produce a second signal; and a second stage including a second plurality of modems producing second bit streams in response to components of the second signal, a second plurality of signal reconstruction units producing second signal replicas in response to the second bit streams, and a second active cancellation unit weighting the second signal replicas and subtracting the weighted second signal replicas from the first signal to produce a third signal. A method implemented by the receiver is also provided.06-23-2011
20120208590ELECTRONIC MOBILE DEVICE HAVING A KEYPAD ASSEMBLY WITH A FILM OVERLAY - An electronic mobile device includes a plurality of keys. Each of the plurality of keys is defined by a corresponding one of a plurality of deflectable portions of a film layer, a corresponding one of a plurality of actuators, and a corresponding one of a plurality of switches. Each of the plurality of keys is actuatable by deflecting the corresponding one of the plurality of deflectable portions and a flexible frame to displace the corresponding one of the actuators and thereby actuate the corresponding one of the plurality of switches.08-16-2012
20090203395AMPLITUDE MODULATION RADIO TRANSMISSION WITH EXTENDED BANDWIDTH - A system provides a high-fidelity audio signal from an amplitude modulation (AM) transmission that includes an audio signal. The system receives, with a radio device, the amplitude modulation (AM) transmission, and retrieves, with the radio device, the audio signal from the amplitude modulation (AM) transmission. The system also extends, with the radio device, a high-frequency bandwidth of the audio signal to provide the high-fidelity audio signal.08-13-2009
20120040712System and Method to Initiate a Housekeeping Operation at a Mobile Device - A system and method to initiate a housekeeping operation at a mobile device is disclosed. In a particular embodiment, a method at a mobile device includes modifying a scheduled housekeeping operation in response to determining that the mobile device is in a charging mode.02-16-2012
20080220812PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH MOVABLE SPEAKER - A portable electronic device (09-11-2008
20120040713ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING ROTARY INPUT MEMBERS - The present disclosure provides an electronic device having rotary input members. The device includes a substantially cylindrical main body, at least one hollow rotary input member rotatably connected to the main body, at least one pair of pads including two pads spaced from each other, arranged on the main body and beneath the at least one rotary input member, at least one selection contact arranged on an internal surface of the at least one rotary input member, and a processing unit. When a closed loop includes a pair of pads, a selection contact and the processing unit is formed, the processing unit determines input characters according to a relationship table.02-16-2012
20110319128MOBILE TERMINAL APPARATUS - A mobile terminal apparatus includes: a microphone; a switch control unit, which switches between a normal mode, in which a voice uttered toward the microphone is transmitted to an intended party, and a mute mode, in which the voice is not transmitted to the intended party; and a proximity sensor, which detects whether a detection object is in proximity to the proximity sensor, wherein, while the mute mode is being executed, if the detection object is detected by the proximity sensor, the switch control unit switches to the normal mode.12-29-2011
20120046069SELECTIVE UPDATE OF CORE MOBILE DEVICE USER INTERFACE THROUGH APPLICATION MARKETPLACE - Systems and methods for selectively updating or extending built in functionality on a mobile device are disclosed. The updates may be provided to selective portions of software such that the entire software does not need to be replaced. The update may be provided through an application marketplace that provides third party software applications for mobile devices. The software that the mobile device is shipped with may include a number of “entry points,” which provide functionality that may be extended through the selective updates. When the entry point is triggered by user selection, a determination may be made whether code for the functionality is already available on the mobile device. If not, the mobile device may contact the application marketplace to determine if code is available to provide or extend the requested functionality.02-23-2012
20120046070MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING - A mobile terminal includes a communication unit to communicate with another terminal or an Internet host, a memory to store sharing information, a setting unit to set permission to transreceive sharing information, and a control unit to transmit a profile of sharing information through the communication unit. A communication method includes setting permission for transreceiving sharing information, receiving a request for transreceiving sharing information, and transmitting a profile of the sharing information.02-23-2012
20120046068AUTOMATICALLY PERFORMING USER ACTIONS BASED ON DETECTED CONTEXT-TO-USER-ACTION CORRELATIONS - A system and method are provided for automatically performing user actions at a device based on a context of the user device. In one embodiment, user actions taken by a user of a user device and corresponding contexts of the user device at times at which the user actions were taken are monitored to detect context-to-user-action correlations. Each context-to-user-action correlation defines a context of the user device and a user action historically taken by the user of the user device for when the device is in that context. Subsequently, a current context of the user device is obtained and compared to the stored context-to-user-action correlations to identify a matching context-to-user-action correlation. The user device then automatically performs the user action that is correlated to the current context as defined by the matching context-to-user-action correlation.02-23-2012
20120004012DOUBLE-SIDED TOUCH SENSITIVE PANEL AND FLEX CIRCUIT BONDING - A multi-touch sensor panel can be created using a substrate with column and row traces formed on either side. Metal traces running along the border of the substrate can be used to bring the row traces to the same edge as the column traces. A single flex circuit can be fabricated to connect to the rows and columns on directly opposing sides. Flex printed circuits can be bonded to directly opposing attachment areas of a substrate by cooling one side of the substrate while bonding the other. In addition, “coverlay” material extending over right-angled traces on the flex circuit ensure that those traces do not get shorted should conductive bonding material get squeezed out during bonding. Furthermore, a spacer is placed at the distal end of the flex circuit to apply even bonding pressure over the entire flex circuit attachment area during bonding.01-05-2012
20120004011Parallel Use of Integrated Non-Volatile Memory and Main Volatile Memory within a Mobile Device - A mobile device having parallel use of non-volatile memory and main memory is presented. The mobile device includes a volatile memory, a non-volatile memory, a memory controller functionally coupled to the non-volatile memory and the volatile memory, and a processor coupled to the memory controller. The processor addresses both the non-volatile memory and the volatile memory utilizing a continuous memory map. Alternatively, a mobile device may include a volatile memory, a non-volatile memory, a memory controller coupled to the volatile memory, a processor coupled to the memory controller. The processor may address the volatile memory during normal operation. The mobile device may further include a shadow copy controller coupled to the non-volatile memory and the memory controller, where the shadow copy controller copies information stored in a designated portion of the volatile memory into the non-volatile memory.01-05-2012
20120009976RECESS GATE TRANSISTOR - A method of forming a semiconductor device is provided, comprising forming a plurality of hard masks on a substrate by patterning an insulating layer; forming a plurality of trenches in the substrate, each trench having trench walls disposed between two adjacent masks and extending vertically from a bottom portion to an upper portion; forming an insulating layer on the hard masks and the trench walls; forming a conductive layer on the insulating layer; etching the conductive layer to form conductive layer patterns to fill the bottom portions of the trenches; depositing a buffer layer on the conductive layer patterns and the trench walls; and filling the upper portions of the trenches with a capping layer.01-12-2012
20120009973Module Connection in a Printed Wiring Board - An electronic device has a housing and circuitry disposed within the housing. The circuitry is mounted to, for example, a top surface of a Printed Wiring Board (PWB) disposed within the housing. The PWB has a dual-height cavity that is formed as a recess in the top surface. The dual-height cavity is sized to receive one or more electronic components. Electrical contacts disposed within the dual-height cavity electrically connect the electronic component to electronic circuits mounted to the top surface of the PWB.01-12-2012
20120009975Portable Terminal, Portable Terminal-Electronic Apparatus Associating System and Portable Terminal-Electronic Apparatus Associating Method - This portable terminal includes a transmission portion capable of transmitting an information disclosure request signal for making an electronic apparatus disclose apparatus specifying information for specifying the electronic apparatus to the electronic apparatus, a communication portion formed to be capable of acquiring the apparatus specifying information disclosed by the electronic apparatus and a control portion associating a portable terminal body portion and the electronic apparatus with each other on the basis of the apparatus specifying information acquired by the communication portion.01-12-2012
20120009974Customisable Mobile Communication Device - A mobile communication device comprises a handset having a transmitter; a control circuit for controlling mobile communications via the transmitter, the control circuit including a processor; and a customisable keypad arrangement including at least one key for initiating mobile communications, the keypad arrangement comprising a board having on one surface an array of metallic switch nodes respectively capable of being rendered active or inactive according to an output of the processor, the processor being programmable or programmed in dependence upon a desired keypad layout to render active a selected one or ones amongst the metallic switch nodes, and a keypad assembly mounted on the board and provided with at least one switch element situated to overlie the said selected metallic switch node(s) and operable by said at least one key for initiating mobile communications.01-12-2012
20090197635 USER INTERFACE FOR A MOBILE DEVICE - A mobile device and a method for controlling a user interface of the mobile device are disclosed. According to an embodiment, there is provided a method for controlling a user interface of a mobile device which has a plurality of different operation modes and at least one function predesignated for each of the operation modes, the method comprising: detecting a movement of the mobile device as applied by a gesture of a user; determining a current operation mode of the mobile device among the plurality of operation modes; and performing the at least one function predesignated for the determined current operation mode, according to the detected movement of the mobile device.08-06-2009
20090170551METHOD FOR PROVIDING A QUICK LIST USING AN END KEY AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE USING THE SAME - A method for providing a quick list using an end key applied in a mobile communication device is disclosed. The mobile communication device receives a trigger signal generated by pressing an end key thereof and determines whether the time of continuously receiving the trigger signal reaches a predefined threshold value. If so, a quick list is displayed on a panel of the mobile communication device.07-02-2009
20120015687SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE AND MOBILE DEVICE USING THE SAME - According to an embodiment, a semiconductor package includes a semiconductor chip mounted on an interposer board, a encapsulant sealing the semiconductor chip, and a conductive shielding layer covering the encapsulant and at least part of a side surface of the interposer board. The interposer board has plural vias through an insulating substrate. A part of the plural vias has a cutting plane exposing to the side surface of the interposer board and cut in a thickness direction of the interposer board. The cutting plane of the via is electrically connected to the conductive shielding layer.01-19-2012
20110165910Location notification method, location notification system, information processing apparatus, wireless communication apparatus and program - There is provided a wireless communication apparatus including a base station information input portion to input base station information of a base station transmitting a radio wave having a wave reaching range including a particular location, the base station information acquired from a first memory storing a plurality of pieces of base station information containing a base station ID, a recording portion to record the base station information input to the base station information input portion into a second memory placed in the wireless communication apparatus, a reception portion to receive the radio wave transmitted from a surrounding base station, and a notification processing portion to perform prescribed notification processing based on a determination result whether the wireless communication apparatus exists in the particular location.07-07-2011
20120064943MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE COMPRISING A SATELLITE POSITIONING SYSTEM ANTENNA WITH ACTIVE AND PASSIVE ELEMENTS AND RELATED METHODS - A mobile wireless communications device may include a portable housing, at least one wireless transceiver carried by the portable housing, and a satellite positioning signal receiver carried by the portable housing. Moreover, a satellite positioning antenna may be carried by the portable housing. The satellite positioning antenna may include an active element connected to the satellite positioning signal receiver, and a passive element connected to a voltage reference and positioned in spaced apart relation from the active element and operatively coupled thereto for directing a beam pattern thereof.03-15-2012
20120064942Method for the connection between a MMSIM card and an application - A method for establishing, on a platform using the LINUX operating system, a connection between a server of an MMSIM card and an application (03-15-2012
20120064941METHOD OF DATA PROTECTION FOR COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A method of data protection is used in a communication device. The communication may read a phone number of a subscriber identity module (SIM) card, and further determines whether the phone number conforms to a preset phone number stored in the communication device. Personal data stored in the communication device will be locked if the phone number does not conform to the preset phone number. The communication device further transmits a warning and location information of the communication device to a preset called communication device.03-15-2012
20120064940MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION METHOD - A mobile communication device includes a main body, a communication unit, an earpiece, a mouthpiece, a comparison unit and a first driver. The communication unit generates a starting signal when the communication device and another communication device establish a connection. The earpiece rotates with respect to the main body. The mouthpiece receives ambient sound and determines an ambient noise level according to the collected ambient sound in response to the starting signal. The comparison unit determines whether the ambient noise level is equal to a predetermined value, and generates a first driving signal when the ambient noise level is not equal to the predetermined value. The first driver drives the earpiece to rotate toward an ear of a user of the mobile communication device in response to the first driving signal.03-15-2012
20120071203Mobile telephone capable of automatically switching antenna according to user's hand position - A mobile communication device includes a first antenna configured to transmit and receive RF signals, a first capacitive sensor adjacent to the first antenna, a second antenna configured to transmit and receive RF signals, a second capacitive sensor adjacent to the second antenna, a sensing circuit in communication with the first capacitive sensor and the second capacitive sensor, the sensing circuit being that can determine the position of a user's hand adjacent to the first antenna or the second antenna in response to sensing signals received from the first capacitive sensor and the second capacitive sensor, and an antenna switching circuit that can select the first antenna or the second antenna to transmit and receive RF signals to enable wireless communications in response to the position of the user' hand relative to the first antenna and the second antenna as determined by the sensing circuit.03-22-2012
20120071202Method And System For Inputting DTMF Tones From A Smart Phone Keyboard - A smart phone is provided. The smart phone comprises a dual-tone multi-frequency (DTMF) key configured such that when the DTMF key is activated and when a key on a keypad on the smart phone is selected, the smart phone generates and transmits a DTMF tone corresponding to the selected key.03-22-2012
20120157157Sharing Contact Information - A method for exchanging contact information includes, with a mobile computing device, establishing communication with a peer mobile computing device within a specified distance from the mobile computing device, determining if the peer mobile computing device meets a trust policy, automatically receiving contact information from the peer mobile computing device, and storing the contact information in a temporary contact list. A mobile computing system includes a processor and a memory communicatively coupled to the processor. The processor is configured to establish communication with a peer mobile computing device within a specified distance from the mobile computing device, determine if the peer mobile computing device meets a trust policy, receive contact information from the peer mobile computing device, and place the contact information in a temporary contact list stored on the memory.06-21-2012
20100298025Waterproof cell phone - The present invention provides a Waterproof Cell Phone which addresses the problem of waterproofing a cell phone by providing a seamless, flexible, transparent, waterproof covering for the phone, such that the phone operates as a normal cell phone, yet be impenetrable to moisture, even to water immersion. Cell phones, typically present three avenues by which water can get in and damage them. First, the earpiece or receiver of the phone contains a speaker; second, the mouthpiece contains a microphone; and third, the recharging socket presents another passage from the exterior of the phone to the electronic interior. Covering these three components is crucial to waterproofing the phone. In the case of the recharging receptacle, a snap-cover hatch will protect the phone, and the user simply snaps the cover off in order to plug in the adapter and recharge the phone. In the case of the earpiece speaker and mouthpiece microphone, as well as the keyboard and function buttons, a form-fitting, molded, flexible, transparent plastic film fully encloses and encases the phone, yet allows the passage of sound waves necessary for phone function.11-25-2010
20110092247Apparatus and Methods for Signal Processing - Apparatus including a matrix; a plurality of magnetic particles distributed in at least a portion of the matrix; the matrix being configured to enable the plurality of magnetic particles to move position relative to one another, and at least a portion of the plurality of magnetic particles being configured to magnetically repel one or more adjacent magnetic particles.04-21-2011
20110105176Method and System for Mobile Receiver Architecture for US Band Cellular and VHF/UHF Broadcasting - In a video processing system, a method and system for a mobile receiver architecture for US Band cellular and VHF/UHF broadcasting are provided. Received channels may be processed in at least one radio frequency front end (RFFE) in a mobile terminal and may comprise at least one of a VHF/UHF broadcast channel and World band cellular channels capable of carrying voice and data. The cellular channels may be WCDMA 1900 or 850 MHz and GSM 1900 or 850 MHz. A single cellular/broadcast radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) may be utilized for processing the received channels. In another embodiment, a cellular band RFIC may process the EU band cellular channels and a broadcast RFIC may process the broadcast channel. Moreover, a first RFIC may process the WCDMA channels, a second RFIC may process the GSM channels, and a broadcast RFIC may process the broadcast channel.05-05-2011
20130012262Interrupting and Resuming a Media Player - In an embodiment, a method is provided. The method includes playing a content file with a media player on a cellular telephone. Also, the method includes receiving an interrupt event. Moreover, the method includes saving state of the media player on the cellular telephone in the media player.01-10-2013
20090131099AMPLIFYING DEVICE AND RADIO - An amplifying device has an amplifier which amplifies an input signal supplied from an input terminal and outputs the amplified input signal, a feedback loop which has at least one of a resistive element and a capacitance connected between an output terminal of the amplifier and the input terminal, a variable current unit which adjusts a current value in accordance with a controlling signal and supplies an operating current to the amplifier, a signal analyzing unit which generates a time difference signal having a value corresponding to a slew rate of the input signal and outputs the time difference signal, and a controlling unit which generates the controlling signal in accordance with the time difference signal and outputs the controlling signal.05-21-2009
20110183706APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MOTION DETECTING IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - An apparatus and a method detect a motion in a mobile station. A motion is determined via a motion detecting function in the mobile station. A parameter for motion detection is determined from sensor data obtained via a sensor. The extracted parameter for the motion detection is transmitted to a counterpart mobile station. A parameter for motion detection determined by the counterpart mobile station is received from the counterpart mobile station. The extracted parameter is compared with the parameter received from the counterpart mobile station to determine a function associated with a motion input by a user.07-28-2011
20120129568Multiple-Mode Input Keypad - A communication device has an input keypad having physical input keys arranged in a matrix of rows and columns, a mode input mechanism to select a specific mode, and software or firmware responsive to mode selected through the mode input mechanism, comprising a specific mapping of input keys and process of input to output characters, depending on mode selected. In any specific mode, inputs by the physical input keys are mapped to output characters according to the specific mapping and process associated with the selected mode.05-24-2012
20120129571RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE COMPRISING A UHF TAG READER - A device includes a radio transceiver equipped with a UHF antenna, a clock generator associated with the radio transceiver, a processor configured to periodically connect to the radiotelephony network by way of the radio transceiver, and a UHF tag reader configured to conduct a transaction with a UHF tag only outside periods of connection of the processor to the radiotelephony network. The device is particularly directed for use in mobile telephones.05-24-2012
20120214542AUTOMATIC ANSWERING OF A MOBILE PHONE - The present disclosure relates to a mobile phone and a method for answering such a phone automatically without user input. In one embodiment, the mobile phone detects that a call is being received. A proximity sensor is then used to detect the presence of a nearby object. For example, this allows a determination to be made whether the mobile phone is within a pocket of the user while the phone is ringing. Then a determination is made whether the proximity sensor changes states. For example, if a user removes the phone from their pocket, the proximity sensor switches from detecting something proximal to detecting that the phone is no longer in the user's pocket. Next, a determination is made whether the proximity sensor is again next to an object, such as an ear. If so, the mobile phone can be automatically answered without further user input.08-23-2012
20120258769VOICE INPUT SYSTEM AND INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM STORAGE VOICE INPUT PROGRAM - A voice input system (10-11-2012
20120178496APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ADAPTIVELY OPERATING AN APPLICATION PROGRAM - Provided is an apparatus for adaptively operating an application program that may control whether to activate the application program based on whether a status of at least one of a wireless channel and a battery satisfy requirements of the application program.07-12-2012
20100273522Wireless communication apparatus - In a wireless communication apparatus, an ambient apparatus number measurement unit measures the number of wireless apparatuses existing around. A movement amount measurement unit detects acceleration at the time when its own apparatus moves and measures the movement amount of its own apparatus. An ambient sound analysis unit records ambient sounds and analyzes the recorded ambient sounds to generate ambient sound analysis information. A communication controller estimates surroundings of its own apparatus based on at least one of the number of the measured wireless apparatuses, the measured movement amount, and the ambient sound analysis information, and autonomously performs a communication control of its own apparatus according to the estimated surroundings.10-28-2010
20100273521METHOD FOR MANAGING THE TRIGGERING OF AN APPLICATION IN A SERVICE TERMINAL, PARTICULARLY IN A TELECOMMUNICATION TERMINAL - The disclosure relates to a method for managing the triggering of an application in a terminal place in an environment consisting of-several access technologies. The disclosure also relates to a mobile telephone type terminal that implements the method. A test mechanism is implemented for at least one application on the basis of information contained in the tested application when a triggering event occurs for an application, thereby making it possible to recognize or deduce the network access technologies supported by the application.10-28-2010
20100009712Mobile Station And Method - A disclosed mobile station includes a switching unit for, when the mobile station is in a communication area of a first base station (BS), switching a reception operation to receive a signal transmitted from the first BS during a first period and not to receive the signal during a second period; an acquiring unit for acquiring from a second BS information on a transmission timing of a communication parameter if the mobile station is yet to receive neighboring BS information from the first BS; a query unit for querying the first BS as to whether there are data directed to the mobile station; and a receiving unit for receiving the communication parameter from the second BS according to the transmission timing if the acquired information indicates that the transmission timing is to occur during the first period and a result of the query indicates that there are no data.01-14-2010
20100291965MEGA COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA APPARATUS CONFIGURED TO PREVENT BRAIN CANCERIOUS DESEASES AND TO GENERATE ELECTRICAL ENERGY - Disclosed embodiments comprise communication apparatus operatively configured for boosting communication signals to prevent cancerous diseases. The communication apparatus is configured to convert sound waves, vibrations, solar energy, and pressure force into electrical energy communicable to battery cell. Disclosed embodiment encompasses three modes of communications—the Cell phone, wireless Internet applications, and Global communication and information. Embodiments provide communication apparatus operable to enhance mobile communication efficiency and advanced vehicular computing and media applications with in-vehicle interactive communications and wireless Internet applications. Embodiments further provide visor screen configured with touch pads comprising sensors being embedded in silicon substrate and fused in micro fiber material having excellent electrical characteristics. Certain embodiments provide communication apparatus configured for voice enabled applications comprising human voice auditory, signal amplification with better data and graphical transmission. Embodiments provide a media device configured for various telecommunications and Internet applications.11-18-2010
20120264480System and method of intelligent data sharing for advanced features on mobile platforms - Generally described, the present disclosure relates to an electronic device having limited memory. More specifically, the disclosure relates to intelligent data sharing for advanced features on mobile platforms. In one illustrative embodiment, a mobile device provides a platform having native services that use shared data. The data can be received from a central server. In turn, the data can be separated on the mobile device into categories. For a number of contacts, these categories can include, but are not limited to, usage, total count, grouping, location and organization. After the data is placed within the categories, the data can be shared between the services for applications. These applications can include, but are not limited to, voice dialing, Bluetooth™ dialing, searching and dialing. The data can be prioritized depending on the categories. Through prioritization, data can be removed when memory is low and new data is received.10-18-2012
20120083311KEYBOARD HAVING KEY WITH INTEGRAL BIOMETRIC INPUT DEVICE - A keyboard includes at least one key that integrates with a biometric input device. For example, a typical keyboard includes a spacebar. According to an aspect of the present disclosure, a fingerprint scanner may be integral with the spacebar.04-05-2012
20120258770PROXIMITY PURCHASE RINGTONES - A method and wireless device for conduction transactions at a point-of-sale terminal using the wireless device is disclosed and may include initiating a transaction with the point-of-sale terminal via a wireless link, receiving at least one price from the point-of-sale terminal, determining whether the at least one price satisfies a price warning condition, and transmitting a signal if the at least one price satisfies the price warning condition.10-11-2012
20110124369PORTABLE TERMINAL DEVICE - [Object] To provide a portable terminal device accepting an input operation in accordance with acceleration, which is less prone to cause incorrect input and allows a user to perform easily an input operation.05-26-2011
20110124368Modular input device and portable handset and remote control provided with the same - A modular input device includes a manipulator movable in random directions, a sensor chip to detect displacement of the manipulator, an elastic member to return the displaced manipulator to its originally set position, a direction manipulator operating independently from the manipulator to provide manipulation space for the manipulator and to manipulate directions, a magnetic body moving in association with the manipulator to inform the sensor chip of the displacement of the manipulator, a circuit board having an operation switch at a position corresponding to the manipulator to output a signal detected by the sensor chip to an external device, and a housing to enclose the manipulator, the sensor chip, the magnetic body and the circuit board.05-26-2011
20110124367MOBILE ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH LIGHTS TO INDICATE RECEIVED MESSAGES - A mobile electronic communication device includes a processor unit, a transceiver, a keypad and a light unit. Each key of the keypad is associated with a contact of a contact list. The light unit can perform light functions to notify a user of the reception and/or status of messages received via the transceiver. The light functions include providing an indication of the age of a received message that was sent by a contact in the contacts list. The age of the message is indicated by a modulation of the illuminating light. In one embodiment, the age of a message is indicated as one of a set of predetermined age ranges, with each age range being represented by a unique color.05-26-2011
20110003614PROXIMITY SENSOR, IN PARTICULAR MICROPHONE FOR RECEPTION OF SOUND SIGNALS IN THE HUMAN AUDIBLE SOUND RANGE, WITH ULTRASONIC PROXIMITY ESTIMATION - Proximity sensor, particularly for usage in an electronic mobile device, comprising at least one acoustic transducer adapted for receiving acoustic signals at least in parts of the frequency range of human audible sound and emitting and/or receiving ultrasonic signals for proximity estimation. The acoustic transducer preferably is a Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS) microphone. Further, a method in an electronic device comprising an acoustic transducer is provided comprising the steps of generating at least one electric signal in the frequency range of ultrasonic sound, emitting at least one ultrasonic signal by means of the acoustic transducer; receiving at least one ultrasonic signal by means of the acoustic transducer; deducing from the at least one emitted ultrasonic signal and the at least one received ultrasonic signal at least the delay between emission of the emitted ultrasonic signal and reception of the corresponding ultrasonic signal.01-06-2011
20120264481Mobile Terminal, and Volume Adjusting Method and Device Thereof - The present disclosure relates to the technical field of mobile terminals, and discloses a mobile terminal and a volume adjusting method and device thereof. The volume adjusting method comprises the following steps of: acquiring a noise pressure signal from surroundings of the mobile terminal; comparing a volume value corresponding to the acquired noise pressure signal with a volume control value currently set in the mobile terminal; adjusting the volume control value of the mobile terminal according to the comparison result; and controlling a volume level of the mobile terminal according to the volume control value that has been adjusted.10-18-2012
20120264482DUAL INDUCTOR CIRCUIT FOR MULTI-BAND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A wireless communication device includes a component operating in a single frequency mode. The component includes a first differential branch that includes first input nodes and first output nodes. The first output nodes are coupled to ground. A second differential branch includes second input nodes, second output nodes, and a first planar inductor coupling a first terminal and a second terminal to ground. A third differential branch includes third input nodes, third output nodes, and a second planar inductor. The second planar inductor is formed within the first planar inductor of the second differential branch and couples a third terminal and a fourth terminal to ground. The third and fourth terminals are electrically independent from the first planar inductor and the first and second terminals. The second and third differential branches form a dual inductor circuit.10-18-2012
20110009159Method for capturing files with a portable electronic device - A method of capturing, cataloging, and presenting files with a portable electronic device includes capturing files having a plurality of formats of data with the portable electronic device, generating a geographical tag (geotag) based on a current location of the portable electronic device for each file with the portable electronic device and attaching the geotag to the file, generating a timestamp for each file with the portable electronic device and attaching the timestamp to the file, storing the files having the attached geotags and timestamps, and presenting the files according to corresponding geographical locations, timestamps, or formats of the files.01-13-2011
20110045866Cooling System for a Portable Device - A cellular cooling part includes a number at least one movable part, that can be the removable flap or movable cover for a fan. The fan, for example, can be moved or opened to expose it. A flap can also be opened. In addition, different covering structures can be used.02-24-2011
20120094712AMPLITUDE MODULATOR - An amplitude modulator comprises: a signal processing section for receiving a source signal for wide bandwidth use, splitting the source signal into two source signals for lower frequency use and for higher frequency use, respectively, signal processing the two source signals individually, and outputting a lower-frequency-use source signal and a higher-frequency-use source signal; 04-19-2012
20110237293TELEPHONE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING CALL INITIATION THEREIN - A mobile phone 09-29-2011
20100203919ARRANGEMENT OF RADIOFREQUENCY INTEGRATED CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THEREOF - A master radiofrequency integrated circuit (RF IC) and a slave radiofrequency integrated circuit include a master radiofrequency module and a slave radiofrequency module, respectively. Both RF ICs include a radiofrequency side contact connectable to an antenna, for receiving radiofrequency signals, via the antenna, from a wireless communications network and a baseband side contact connected to the radiofrequency module and connectable to a contact of a baseband integrated circuit, for transmitting the baseband signals from the master radiofrequency module to the baseband integrated circuit. The RF module is connected to the radiofrequency side contact, for converting the radiofrequency signals into baseband signals. The master radiofrequency module includes a slave control unit for controlling the slave radiofrequency module. The master RF IC has a slave side contact connected to the slave control unit and to the slave RF IC, for transferring a control signal or data from and/or to slave radiofrequency module when the slave radiofrequency module is connected to the contact of the baseband integrated circuit. The slave RF IC includes a master side contact connected to a control interface of the slave RF module and connectable to a master radiofrequency module on another RF IC, for receiving the control signals from the master radiofrequency module.08-12-2010
20100203918SPEAKER DEVICE - A speaker apparatus that even when being relatively thin and compact, realizes reduction of generation of abnormal noise by contact between a lead wire and another member, reduction of breakage of lead wire and reduction of deterioration of sound quality. The speaker apparatus is one comprising magnetic circuit (08-12-2010
20100234062Electronic Apparatus and Control Method of Same - A mobile phone or other electronic apparatus capable of displaying a bearing and non-contact communication using electromagnetic waves wherein when detection processing of geomagnetism by a geomagnetism sensor and non-contact communication processing using electromagnetic waves are carried out at the same timing, measures are taken since there is a possibility that the geomagnetism detected by the geomagnetism sensor is not correct due to the influence of the electromagnetic waves. Further, when the detection processing of the geomagnetism by the geomagnetism sensor and the non-contact communication processing using electromagnetic waves are carried out at the same timing, bearing processing based on a detection signal of the geomagnetism sensor is restricted or the non-contact communication processing is restricted.09-16-2010
20120088540Provisioning Based on Application and Device Capability - A user equipment (UE) is disclosed comprising an agent configured to monitor and report UE configuration and capability information, wherein the UE is further configured to provide the UE configuration and capability information, and subsequently receive an application based on the configuration and capability information. Also disclosed is a network comprising a provisioning server configured to receive UE configuration and capability information, and subsequently provide an application based on the UE configuration and capability information. Also disclosed is a method comprising providing UE configuration and capability information from a UE, and receiving an application at the UE based on the configuration and capability information. Also disclosed is a method comprising receiving UE configuration and capability information at a provisioning server, and providing an application from the provisioning server based on the UE configuration and capability information.04-12-2012
20120329512Method and System for Power Control of a Wireless Communication Device - According to the present disclosure, a method for tracking power levels of a wireless communications signal comprises receiving a feedback signal indicative of a power level of a wireless communication signal associated transmitted from a transmit path to an antenna of a wireless communication element. The method further comprises receiving a reference signal associated with a digital signal converted into the wireless communication signal. Additionally, the method comprises determining a gain of the feedback signal with respect to the reference signal and determining a gain error based on the determined gain and an expected gain.12-27-2012
20120100886MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE HAVING DIVERSITY ANTENNA SYSTEM AND RELATED METHODS - A mobile wireless communications device has a portable handheld housing. A circuit board is carried by the portable handheld housing. RF circuitry is carried by the circuit board. A diversity antenna and main antenna are carried by the portable handheld housing and coupled to the RF circuitry and operative together. The RF circuitry tunes the diversity antenna into a diversity communications frequency band to achieve a diversity mode of operation with the main antenna and tunes the diversity antenna into a non-diversity communications frequency band when cross-coupling has occurred from the diversity antenna to the main antenna when operating in the diversity communications frequency band. A switch is carried by the portable handheld housing and connected to the RF circuitry and coupled between the diversity and main antennae and disconnects the diversity antenna when operating in the non-diversity band to prevent cross-coupling from the diversity antenna to the main antenna.04-26-2012
20130012260Wireless Communication Device, Wireless Communication System, and Related Methods - A wireless communication system 5 comprises a wireless communication device arranged to detect multiple wireless access networks available for connection to the wireless communication device for providing data services. The device is arranged to discover one or more access capabilities of at least one of the detected wireless access networks, and compares the discovered access capabilities with a mobility policy so as to select an available wireless access networks for connection. Access capabilities may include aspects such as IP protocols and ports allowed by an access network, and capacity constraints such as available uplink and downlink transmission rates.01-10-2013
20100130247Automatic Sidetone Control - An automatic sidetone controller for a digital telecom device, such as a headset or headset adapter having a transmit (TX) channel, a receive (RX) channel, and circuitry for generating a sidetone signal by coupling a portion of a signal on the TX channel onto the RX channel via a sidetone path, is operable to detect when the TX channel of the device is active and inactive and to respectively activate and deactivate the sidetone path in response thereto without need for manual intervention by the user.05-27-2010
20100130246Method and Apparatus for Producing Hybrid Lenses - The invention generally concerns optical systems and, in particular, a method and device for joining at least one first and one second optical element to an optical composite element, as well as an optical composite element itself. In order to produce optical systems having at least two optical elements more easily and more economically, the invention provides a method for joining at least one first and one second optical element, in which the first optical element contains a first glass or a crystalline material, the second optical element contains a second glass, and the first glass or the crystalline material has a transformation temperature Tg1 or a melting temperature that differs from the transformation temperature Tg2 of the second glass, and at least the glass of the second optical element is heated and brought into contact with the glass or with the crystalline material of the first optical element. The invention also relates to a device for carrying out the method and to an optical composite element that can be produced using the method.05-27-2010
20080248828Mobile Terminal Apparatus, Printing System, Printing Communication Control Method, and Computer Program of the Same - A mobile terminal apparatus (10-09-2008
20080242343Modeless electronic systems, methods, and devices - Methods and device are provided for searching and displaying informational objects using a mobile device. In more specific terms, embodiments relate to a modeless search architecture in which queries can be initiated simply by actuating an input device, such as typing on the keypad, or issuing a voice command. In one aspect, the invention relates to a mobile device for modelessly executing and displaying results of a contact query, search term or voice command. In another aspect, the invention relates to a method for performing a modeless search on a mobile device.10-02-2008
20080233996Method and apparatus for motion-based communication - A handheld device user may engage in motion-based communication with a target user over a wireless network. In one embodiment, a plurality of movements are associated with a plurality of corresponding communications. Upon detection of a handheld device motion, a determination may be made as to whether the handheld device motion corresponds to one of the known movements. If so, one of the plurality of corresponding communications may be sent to the target user over the wireless network.09-25-2008
20080227481SIGNALING TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - Techniques for sending and receiving signaling in a wireless communication system are described. Multiple (e.g., eight) vectors of modulation symbols may be defined and may be orthogonal to one another. Multiple subscriber stations may share transmission resources and may simultaneously send different vectors of modulation symbols in the same tile. Each subscriber station may be assigned multiple sets of at least one vector of modulation symbols usable by that subscriber station to convey signaling, e.g., one set of three vectors for acknowledgement (ACK) and another set of three vectors for negative acknowledgement (NAK). Each subscriber station may send one set of at least one vector in at least one tile to convey a signaling value. Different subscriber stations may simultaneously send different sets of at least one vector in the at least one tile to convey their signaling values.09-18-2008
20080227480INPUT DEVICE AND MOBILE DEVICE HAVING THE SAME - A key button for an input device is provided. The key button includes a button unit formed of a mineral material and a button support member formed of a non-mineral material and connected to the button unit. The button unit has a perimeter and the button support member extends beyond the perimeter of the button unit. A mobile device having at least one key button having a button unit formed of a mineral material and a button support member formed of a non-mineral material and connected to the button unit is also provided.09-18-2008
20110263289COMMUNICATIONS STRUCTURES INCLUDING ANTENNAS WITH SEPARATE ANTENNA BRANCHES COUPLED TO FEED AND GROUND CONDUCTORS - A communications structure may include a ground plane, a ground conductor electrically coupled to the ground plane and extending from the ground plane, and a feed conductor. A first antenna branch may be electrically coupled to the ground conductor, with an electrical coupling between the first antenna branch and the ground conductor being spaced apart from an electrical coupling between the ground plane and the ground connector. A second antenna branch may be electrically coupled to the feed conductor, with the first and second antenna branches being spaced apart. In addition, a radio frequency (RF) transmitter and/or receiver may be provided with the ground plane and the feed conductor being electrically coupled to the RF transmitter and/or receiver.10-27-2011
20080220811System and method for obtaining location of wireless telephone from internet server - A user who loses or has stolen his wireless telephone can access an Internet server that prompts the phone to send to the server (and, hence, the user) the GPS location of the phone. Also, when a wireless telephone reaches a low voltage state, indicating the imminent loss of the ability to call the phone to cause it to ring as a location aid, the phone automatically sends its last GPS location to the server.09-11-2008
20080220810COMMUNICATIONS SERVER FOR HANDLING PARALLEL VOICE AND DATA CONNECTIONS AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME - The present invention provides for a communications server and a method of using the same. In one embodiment the communications server, is comprised of (1) a voice channel interface configured to establish a voice channel with a mobile communication device and generate a voice to transmit menu information thereto; and (2) a data channel interface associated with the voice channel interface and configured to establish a data channel with the mobile communication device and transmit data containing the menu information thereto, in response to a selected one of (i) an automatic determination that the mobile communication device is capable of outputting the menu information to a user, and (ii) a command received from the mobile communication device to transmit the data containing the menu information.09-11-2008
20080220809METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR A SELF TIMER FUNCTION FOR A CAMERA AND ... - An electronic equipment includes a camera for taking digital photographs. The electronic equipment further includes a radio circuit for establishing communication with a communications network, a camera for taking digital photographs; a display, and a control circuit. The control circuit is configured to execute image detection logic to: periodically acquire an image and storing a least one of the acquired images in the memory; processing the periodically acquired images to determine an occurrence of a predefined event; and performing a function based upon the occurrence of the predefined event.09-11-2008
20130178241System and method for context based user intent sensing and content or application delivery on mobile devices - The embodiments of the present system includes a mobile device with a native or installed mobile application that communicates with a cloud platform for context based content delivery to the mobile terminal device. The mobile cloud platform includes a mobile cloud virtualization layer, a mobile cloud content delivery layer and a mobile cloud network layer. The mobile cloud virtualization layer functions as a storage and process center. It allocates resources for native applications and other user information storage, content storage for static services, content storage for dynamic services and runs application processes for mobile users independent of the mobile platform. The mobile cloud content delivery layer runs a context-adaptive engine that delivers service provider content to a mobile platform based on space-time context of the user. The mobile cloud network layer forms dynamic local networks as well as high frequency usage networks with other mobile terminal devices based on the user analytical data.07-11-2013
20130178242METHOD AND DEVICE FOR OPTIMIZING A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT - A method and a device for optimizing a wireless communication equipment, the method including a step of coupling a conductive part to a negative electrode of the wireless communication equipment to absorb a non-operation-frequency-band noise and thereby filter out the non-operation-frequency-band noise, and operation performance, signal-to-noise ratio, and power consumption of the wireless communication equipment are therefore optimized.07-11-2013
20130172044Method and Device for Managing Contact Card of Mobile Terminal - A method and a device are disclosed for managing a contact card of a mobile terminal, belonging to the mobile terminal field. The method includes: for every other preset period of time, extracting a communication event of a specific contact from a communication record of a mobile terminal; counting the number of the communication event of the specific contact according to a type of the communication event; and associating the specific contact with the communication event, so as to simultaneously display the number of the communication event of the contact when displaying the contact. A statistical result is displayed in a mobile phone contact card book, intuitively displaying a latest contact state, so that it is convenient for the user to process and maintain interpersonal communications, thereby enhancing and promoting communication and life for people.07-04-2013
20130116004Method for Suppression of Spurs from a Free Running Oscillator in Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) and Time Division Duplex (TDD) Wireless Systems - Embodiments of this disclosure include methods in which spurs generated by the drifting of an oscillation frequency of an oscillation signal provided by a free-running oscillator may be minimized and/or eliminated from an output signal of a phase locked loop (PLL). Methods include minimizing the mixing gain between the oscillation signal and a power signal provided to the PLL. The oscillation signal and the power signal may be mixed in a phase frequency detector (PFD) included in the PLL. The minimizing of the mixing gain for the PFD also minimizes the degrading effect that the spurs have on the overall performance of the communications device. The mixing gain may be minimized by minimizing the impedance provided at nodes included in the PFD where the oscillation signal and the power signal mix. The mixing gain may also be minimized by maximizing the power supply rejection ratio for the PFD.05-09-2013
20130102358MODULATION AND LAYER MAPPING IN PHYSICAL CHANNELS - Described embodiments provide a wireless communication system that employs modulation and precoding. An input bit stream is divided into one or more batches. Each batch has a consecutive number of bits. A modulation scheme is determined for batches. A precoding scheme for layer mapping is determined for the batches. Based on the modulation scheme and precoding scheme, a look-up table (LUT) is selected. The selected LUT maps the batches into one or more modulated and precoded layers. The modulated and precoded batches are provided to a transmission module.04-25-2013
20130102357Two Port Antennas with Separate Antenna Branches Including Respective Filters - A communication structure may include a mobile terminal ground plane including a ground point. A primary radiator is electrically coupled to the ground point. A first antenna branch includes a first filter circuit that is coupled between a first point on the primary radiator and a first antenna port and that corresponds to a first frequency band. A second antenna branch includes a second filter circuit that is coupled between a second point on the primary radiator and a second antenna port that corresponds to a second frequency band that is different from the first frequency band. In addition, a radio frequency (RF) transmitter and/or receiver may be provided with the ground plane and the primary radiator being electrically coupled to the RF transmitter and/or receiver.04-25-2013
20120276947Symmetrical communicator device that dynamically changes the function of the hardware as orientation of the device changes. - A symmetrical communicator device that dynamically changes the function of the hardware as orientation changes solves the problem in prior art where users are required to hold the device in a specific orientation to perform certain tasks (e.g. make or receive phone calls). The symmetrical device will have identical hardware buttons, speakers, and microphones on each end of the device. Using a built in accelerometer to determine orientation, the device will dynamically change the function of, disable, or enable the hardware buttons, speakers, and microphones to suit the orientation of the phone. This invention will allow the communicator device to be used in a consistent manner regardless of the orientation of the phone, due to the symmetrical duplication of hardware buttons, speakers, and microphones at each end of the device.11-01-2012
20110275406ADJUSTMENT OF ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS PRODUCED BY WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES - Methods and apparatus are provided for adjusting the electromagnetic fields produced by telephones or other mobile devices capable of wireless communication. A wireless communication device includes a substrate having a ground plane. An antenna is coupled to the ground plane, and electrical currents are produced in the ground plane during operation of the antenna. A switchable counterpoise circuit that includes a conducting element and an inductor in series is provided on the substrate. The switchable counterpoise is selectively coupled to the ground plane based upon an operating mode of the wireless communications device, thereby adjusting the electrical currents flowing in the ground plane when the counterpoise is active. The changes in the ground plane currents can produce adjustments in the electromagnetic fields produced by the device, thereby improving hearing aid compatibility (HAC) of the device.11-10-2011
20130150117CONTEXT-BASED SMARTPHONE SENSOR LOGIC - Methods employ sensors in portable devices (e.g., smartphones) both to sense content information (e.g., audio and imagery) and context information. Device processing is desirably dependent on both. For example, some embodiments activate certain processor intensive operations (e.g., content recognition) based on classification of sensed content and context. The context can control the location where information produced from such operations is stored, or control an alert signal indicating, e.g., that sensed speech is being transcribed. Some arrangements post sensor data collected by one device to a cloud repository, for access and processing by other devices. Multiple devices can collaborate in collecting and processing data, to exploit advantages each may have (e.g., in location, processing ability, social network resources, etc.). A great many other features and arrangements are also detailed.06-13-2013
20100285832 ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND ASSOCIATED ELEMENTS AND METHODS - A user portable electronic apparatus (11-11-2010
20100291964TERMINAL DEVICE AND METHOD RELATED THERETO - A terminal device includes a call control unit configured to process a phone call with a recipient, an application control unit configured to control execution of an application program, a determination unit configured, when the application control unit issues an instruction to start the application program during a call processing by the call control unit, to determine whether the speech communication quality will be degraded, and a transmitting unit configured, when determined that the speech communication quality will be degraded, to transmit an alert message for warning of the degradation of speech communication quality to the recipient.11-18-2010
20100311463ENVIRONMENTAL NOISE REDUCTION AND CANCELLATION FOR A COMMUNICATION DEVICE INCLUDING FOR A WIRELESS AND CELLULAR TELEPHONE - Various embodiments of the present invention enable a system and method for reducing or entirely canceling background or environmental noise from a voice transmission from a communications device. A communications device, such as a mobile telephone, is configured with an environmental noise compensation, correction, or counterbalanced (correction) signal generator that is connected between at least one microphone and a continuous time quadrant multiplication. Optional discrete time or digital signal processing may be applied. The original output of the at least one microphone and a compensation, correction, or counterbalanced or counter-balancing signal generated by the environmental noise compensation, correction, or counterbalanced signal generator are mixed or otherwise combined together after being received by the antenna to the receiver.12-09-2010
20100317397AUDIO DEVICE - The present invention provides an audio codec for converting digital audio signals to analogue audio signals, the audio codec comprising: two digital audio bus interfaces for coupling to respective digital audio buses; a digital-only signal path between the two digital audio bus interfaces, such that no analogue processing of the audio signals occurs in the digital-only signal path.12-16-2010
20100317396COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A cellular telephone is provided for recovering hidden data that is embedded within an input acoustic signal. The telephone passes the acoustic signal through an audio coder of the telephone and then processes the compressed audio generated by the audio coder, to recover the hidden data. A similar telephone is also provided for identifying the audio signal from the compressed output of the audio coder. Various coding techniques are also described for hiding the data within the audio.12-16-2010
20130184028SPEED-DIAL AND SPEED-CONTACT WITH PREDICTIVE LOGIC - A method for predicting by a user's mobile phone to whom a phone call is being made, including identifying, by a user's mobile phone, at least one file being browsed by the mobile phone, wherein the mobile phone is operable to browse files, each file having one or more contacts associated therewith, when the mobile phone is currently browsing at least one specific file and the user is currently making a phone call, then predicting by the mobile phone that the user is calling a contact associated with the at least one specific file, and facilitating the user's making a phone call to one or more of the predicted contacts.07-18-2013
20120282974MOBILE DEVICE CONTROLLER APPLICATION FOR ANY SECURITY SYSTEM - A method for using any mobile device to manage a security system in retail environments is disclosed in which an application or applet is installed on the mobile device providing a GUI for users to easily perform functions allowable by the security system. This method can be added to any legacy security system providing remote control and monitoring of the system via two-way communication links. Methods for processing touch inputs on mobile devices for security management are disclosed, including reading data from a multipoint sensing device such as a multipoint touchscreen, and identifying at least one multipoint gesture based on data from the multipoint sensing device. These functions provide vast improvements in retail security by providing store personnel earliest possible theft detection, higher level theft prevention than previously possible, communication between mobile devices in security systems, and evidence provided to law enforcement faster than ever possible.11-08-2012
20130157713CAP-LAMP AND COMMUNICATIONS SUPPORT SYSTEM - An underground radio communications and personnel tracking system uses a cap-lamp worn by a miner when underground in a mine. A cap-lamp transceiver provides voice and text communication on ultra-low frequency (ULF) to ultra-high frequency (UHF) carrier frequencies and modulation adapted by programming of a software defined radio to making selective and agile radio contacts via through-the-earth, conductor/lifeline, coal seam, tunnel, and ionosphere/earth-surface waveguides for transmission of electromagnetic waves. These waveguides comprise layered earth coal and mineral deposits, and manmade mining complex infrastructures which serendipitously form efficient waveguides. Ultra-Low Frequency F1/F1 repeaters are placed underground in the mine, and providing for extended range of communication of the cap-lamp transceiver with radios and tracking devices above ground of the mine.06-20-2013
20130157714ANSWERING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY HANGING UP OR PUTTING THROUGH INCOMING CALLS - An answering system including a first mobile phone, the first mobile phone includes a communication unit for communicating with a second mobile phone, a position sensor, a microphone, and a processor. The position sensor detects whether the first mobile phone is flat or tilted (balanced state or unbalanced state). The microphone detects vocal commands given to the first mobile phone. The processor acknowledges any incoming call when the first mobile phone is positioned in an unbalanced state and a conversation is detected in a preset time, and hangs up a call received previously when no command or conversation is detected in the preset time and the first mobile phone is positioned in a balanced state.06-20-2013
20110312372MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICES - Provided are mobile electronic devices that have function manipulability that conforms more closely to the actual manner of use by users. mobile electronic device (12-22-2011
20110312371Mis-function Protection Method for Mobile Phones from RF Noise Interference - A mis-function protection method for mobile phones from RF noise interference includes the steps of: a signal detection circuit provided in a mobile phone, the signal detection circuit being operated to periodically detect a RF signal with a predetermined time period to determine outputting a signal; when firstly detecting no RF signal, no signal output from the signal detection circuit, alternatively when firstly detecting a RF signal, the signal detection circuit being operated to secondly detect the firstly-detected RF signal after a predetermined time; and when secondly detecting none of the firstly-detected RF signal, no signal output from the signal detection circuit, alternatively when secondly detecting the firstly-detected RF signal, the signal detection circuit being operated to output the signal.12-22-2011
20130190036MULTI-MODE BYPASS DRIVER AMPLIFIER WITH TUNABLE LOAD MATCHING - A multi-mode driver amplifier with tunable load matching is disclosed. In an exemplary design, an apparatus includes a multi-mode driver amplifier and a tunable impedance matching circuit. The driver amplifier amplifies an input radio frequency (RF) signal and provides an amplified RF signal. The tunable impedance matching circuit matches an output impedance of the driver amplifier. The apparatus may include a main transmit path and a bypass transmit path. The bypass transmit path may include the driver amplifier and the tunable impedance matching circuit and no power amplifier. The main transmit path may include a second driver amplifier and a power amplifier. The main transmit path may be selected for transmit power levels higher than a threshold level, and the bypass transmit path may be selected for transmit power levels lower than the threshold level.07-25-2013
20130190037Music Control Signal Dependent Activation of a Voice Activity Detector - The invention relates to a method for controlling the activation of a voice activity detector for a call in which music control information inserted into the control signalling plane is used to disable and enable the voice activity detector.07-25-2013
20120021800Radiation Power Level Control System and Method for a Wireless Communication Device Based on a Tracked Radiation History - A radiation power level control scheme for a wireless user equipment (UE) device. In one embodiment, a power data history associated with the wireless UE device is maintained, the power data history comprising data tracked over a time window (e.g., a sliding time window) relative to one or more variables on a per transmission event basis. A component of the UE device is configured to determine a time-average transmission power level. Another component is configured to compare the time-average transmission power level with a first time-averaged transmission power limit threshold, the first time-averaged transmission power limit threshold having a value that depends on a transmission power data history for the UE device. A still further component is provided, operable responsive to the average transmission power level meeting or exceeding the first time-averaged transmission power limit threshold, that is configured to reduce a transmission power level of the UE device.01-26-2012
20130196709MOBILE TERMINAL, CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF AND RECORDING MEDIUM THEREOF - A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed, by which an operable time of the mobile terminal can be increased in a manner of raising CPU power efficiency of the mobile terminal. The present invention includes a plurality of cores, 08-01-2013
20130210480STATE DETECTION - Method of determining a state of a mobile device, the mobile device having a one or more sensors, the method comprising the steps of: obtaining sensor data from the one or more sensors of the mobile device in an initial state. Determining if the initial state matches a previous state by comparing the obtained sensor data to previous sensor data acquired with the mobile device in the previous state. A mobile device includes logic to carry out this method.08-15-2013

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